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Apple’s “Back to School Promotion” Offers Students Free Beats Headphones

Apple’s “Back to School Promotion” Offers Students Free Beats Headphones

Apple recently announced that its “Back to School Promotion” is now active. The company asserted that the offer will be valid up to September 25, 2018. According to the recent offer, students buying new Macs and iPad Pros will be given Beats headphones for free.

As offered in the past years, this offer is valid for all college students. However, college as well as K-12 schools faculties are also fit to avail this offer. The customer can select to buy from a range of products, such as MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, iMac Pro, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, to avail this offer and get a set of Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones, Powerbeats 3, or Beats X for free.

However, the buyers of iPad Pro have limitations of range to choose from. They will have to choose from either Beats X or Powerbeats 3 headphones. The company has given this addition offer along with the regular education concessions for the eligible consumers through its education storefront. Apple is also offering students with a 20% discount on an extended AppleCare warranty.

On a related note, Apple recently announced the latest unique investment fund in China. This fund is intended to connect the suppliers with renewable energy sources. Earlier, Apple had committed to deal with the issues related to the climate change. The funds will also focus on increasing the use of renewable energy within its supply chain.

Initially, the company has included 10 suppliers. In cooperation these suppliers, the company will invest nearly $300 Million over the next 4 Years into the “China Clean Energy Fund”. This fund will develop and empower the clean energy projects in China. These projects are expected to provide a total of more than 1 Gigawatt of renewable energy in China that can be used to power nearly 1 Million homes.

Capital-Gazette Shooting in Annapolis

A man was shot outside the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, reaching several people.

There are several wounded, according to information released by the US media. The suspect was arrested.

According to a police officer, even though the shootings took place outside, people are being evacuated from the building.

Marc Limansky, spokesperson for Anne Arundel County Police, says officers are searching the Annapolis building for the shooting. He states that the situation is “active and still in progress”.

Television reports show people leaving the building with their hands in the air and police officers asking them to go through a parking lot, while other officers converge on the building.

Chinese man steals 800 meters of road in one night

A thief in China stole about 800 meters from a concrete paved road to resell them and earn some money, a misdemeanor in the space of one night, a Chinese media outlet reported.

It was residents of Sankeshu Village, Jiangsu Province, in the east of the country, who called police on Jan. 24 to report the mysterious disappearance of the stretch of road, according to China News Service.

Villagers thought that road work was underway, but the police quickly discovered a different scenario.

A man hired a shovel to cut the pavement, loaded the pieces of concrete into trucks, and sent them to a building materials company that bought them, China News Service said Thursday evening.

The ambitious thief was looking for a way to make money. For him, recovering and selling the concrete was a good “business opportunity” and the construction of a new road nearby had in any case greatly reduced the traffic on the place of the package. “No one was driving here. So, why not grab the concrete pieces to make some money? Said the criminal, according to China News Service.

The thief recovered a total of 500 tons of concrete. The factory bought them for 5,000 yuan, or 985 Canadian dollars.

This funny story generated Friday, on Chinese social networks, tens of thousands of comments. “Poverty really made it creative,” an admiring user wrote on the Weibo microblogging platform. Another was more ferocious: “The most appropriate sanction would be to repair the road. ”

A heart-shaped flight for Valentine’s Day

The airline Virgin Atlantic celebrated Lovers’ Day by having one of its planes fly through a giant heart-shaped course off the UK.

The Airbus A330 took off from Gatwick Airport near London at around 11:00 am local time for a mandatory flight test for all new aircraft. When it reached the Cornish peninsula, west of Britain, the plane branched off a more usual route to draw a heart over the ocean.

The aircraft returned to its starting point approximately two hours after flying.

The Flightradar24 site, which tracks real-time commercial aircraft around the world, has posted an image on Twitter showing the plane’s route and the huge heart it has drawn.

“[Flight tests] are part of a normal certification process when we add new aircraft to our fleet,” says an airline blog post. We had a two-hour flight scheduled for February 14th. It was the perfect opportunity to do something different. ”

The company had to have its flight plan approved by the Royal Air Force. The British Air Force controls the airspace over this portion of the North Sea, which served as the canvas for the Airbus A330 pilot.

This is not the first time an airline has enjoyed a holiday to make a publicity stunt. A few days before Christmas, last year, Emirates had made an even more impressive work, the course of one of his planes drawing a tree decorated with balls over Germany .

This Simple Sketch Helped Police Identify Thief

Police in Pennsylvania claim to have been able to identify the suspect of a robbery in an agricultural market with a portrait that impresses with its simplicity.

The alleged thief claimed to be a salesman and took the place of an employee who was not at his booth. He left the area after stealing money from the trade.

A witness at the event, on January 30th, sketched a minimalist black and white portrait to help authorities locate the perpetrator.

“Although the sketch provided by the witness may seem caricatural or amateurish, this one, along with the distinctive physical features described, has refreshed the memory of at least one investigator, who identified a suspect potential, “Lancaster police said in his report.

A series of photos was then presented to the witness who made a positive identification.

Police are searching for 44-year-old Hung Phuoc Nguyen, who is facing two counts of theft.

A spokesman for the police department says that as of Friday afternoon, Nguyen still hadn’t been arrested.

Windows too clean for Apple Park

The many windows of Apple’s new headquarters are so transparent that employees hit them repeatedly.

Inaugurated last spring in Cupertino, California, the Apple Park is expected to accommodate 12,000 employees.

This large ring-shaped building was designed by architect Norman Foster. The view opens to the outside through large windows measuring over 13 meters high.

Inside, glass is also very present in the workspaces.

Employees often have their eyes riveted on their iPhone, some of them bump against the multiple glass walls.

Some employees started pasting Sticky Sticky Notes on the windows to prevent shocks, but were removed to avoid harming the building’s design, staff members said. anonymity.

A spokeswoman for Apple declined to comment on this information. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that no injuries to the new Apple campus have been reported.

This is not the first time that glass is a problem for Apple. In 2011, Evelyn Paswall, an octogenarian woman, broke her nose by taking a glass door in her face at an Apple store.

Arguing that the company had been negligent, she sued Apple, but was unsuccessful.

An Eyeball Shaving Barber?

A barber in the Chinese city of Chengdu does some hair-raising things to his customers ― like shave their eyeballs.

Xiong Gaowu is one of a few barbers still practicing the age-old “art”(?) of eyeball shaving.

Yep, you read that right: The 62-year-old actually puts a sharp razor right on the eyeballs of his patrons and scrapes off any dirt and residue that might be there.

While this procedure may appear terrifying, Xiong claims that he has never injured anyone in four decades of business. He also says that his treatment helps people to see better, though only if they are 30 years old or older. Apparently, those of us under 30 don’t have any bad stuff in our eyes.

Mr. Xiong said the eye hygiene method helps people see better. However, he only serves guests under the age of 30 because those below this age do not have dirt in their eyes.

Hurricane Irma-Themed Cakes Are A Thing

With several major Hurricanes already this season, many parts of the US are completely devastated. But that has not stopped Floridians preparing to take on Hurricane Irma by eating cake.

Dozens of images of hurricane-themed baked goods have begun popping up on social media this week, with several being spotted at various Publix locations, a Florida-based supermarket chain:

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Images of colourful cakes with blue, yellow and green icing swirled to resemble satellite images of the hurricane started popping up on social media this week. The Florida-based supermarket Publix was one of the first to offer up hurricane-themed cakes in their stores.

In one photo uploaded to Twitter on Thursday, a Publix cake is shown with green swirly icing and plastic palm trees and a surfboard poking out of the top as well as a Muskoka chair that appears to be tossed on its side from the storm.

The internet, of course, is divided. Some people think the cakes are a classic bit of Floridian gallows humor. Others actually appreciate the message — one cake, after all, says “Go Away, Irma.”

Plus, who couldn’t use a tasty slice of fondant-engulfed cake during a trying time?

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thers, however, worry that the cakes are trivializing a deadly storm that has already taken numerous lives.

“Might be OK if it wasn’t a [Category 4] storm that will kill people,” one person tweeted.

Still, it seems that most Floridian tweeters are okay with the cakes. A lot of people seem to be buying them — some have even lamented that they couldn’t find one at their nearest Publix.

20 tonnes of Nutella and Kinder Surprises stolen in Germany

UNUSUAL – It’s an original case. German police have been searching since August 12th for a refrigerated trailer filled with pallets of “Nutella” and “Kinder surprises.” The loot was stolen from the town of Neustadt in the south-west of the country, and contains 20 tons of the famous spread and treats.

The estimated cost of the cargo is “between 50,000 and 70,000 euros”. Police do not rule out the hypothesis that the perpetrators simply wanted to steal the trailer.

While waiting to find the thieves, authorities gave instructions in a statement quoted by BFMTV: “Anyone who is offered a large amount of chocolate by unconventional means is asked to report it immediately to the police.”

The German press made the comparison with another theft, a truck loaded with thirty tons of fruit juice, stolen Sunday morning in northern Germany in the city of Wittenburg.

SUV sinks in New Jersey beach as owner tries to save it – VIDEO

For an “Instagram worthy” photo, he parked his beloved car close to the sea – a decision he would soon regret

It should have been an imposing picture. A young driver drove his shiny white land rover to the sea at the Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. The 20-year-old hobby photographer wanted to put his favorite car in the right light.

These plans were soon thrown overboard, when the off-road vehicle was stuck in the sand.

Christopher Gillich and his wife Megan happened to be witnesses of the desperate rescue attempt and recorded the sheet metal drama on video.

The Land Rover had already dug into the sand to the ground. The water came nearer and nearer until the alarmed towing service had finally uncovered the car, the waves were already flying over the vehicle.

“The car is water proof!”

As Gillich described in a second Facebook post including video (below), the driver of the off-road vehicle came quite cocky.

The waves had already been beaten several times over the vehicle, before the man finally found it.

The helpers advised him to sell the car soon before it began to rustle through the salt water. But the accident did not know anything about it: “It’s all right, the car is water-proof,” the ignorant gate replied. The model was a Limited Edition, which he would certainly not sell.

Although the engine made strange noises, the man did not let the man stop him and dart with the all-wheel.

At least the man comes without notice, because as owner of a fishing license he is allowed to ride on the beach with off-road vehicles.

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Posted by Chris Gillich on Tuesday, May 16, 2017