Vandals Release Roughly 40,000 Minks from an Ohio Farm — and 10,000 Animals Are Still Missing
Local officials reportedly told people to kill the escaped minks to prevent the animals from negatively impacting the local ecosystem, according to WANE 15Vandals released approximately 40,000 minks into the wild early Tuesday morning, freeing the animals from their cages at a farm in northwestern Ohio, according to authorities.
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A judge has recommended convicted fraudster Elizabeth Holmes serve her time in a minimum-security federal prison camp, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The former biotechnology entrepreneur was found guilty in January of defrauding investors in connection with her Silicon Valley blood-testing start-up, Theranos, Inc.
Holmes, who is pregnant with baby #2, was recently sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison, and ordered to serve three months of supervised release upon the completion of her incarceration. © Radar Online mega
Judge Edward Davila in San Jose proposed for Holmes to be designated to the Federal Prison Camp at Bryan, Texas, a court filing revealed.
10,000 Mink Escape Farm, Go On The Loose In Small Town
'Could be of detriment to the local environment'The owner of the farm contacted local police after someone allegedly broke in and opened the cages of 25,000 to 40,000 mink, according to The New York Times. Most of the mink were captured, but 10,000 remain unaccounted.
According to their website, there are 539 inmates currently being housed.
Criminal defense attorneyAlan Ellis told Bloomberg that it will feel like "heaven" compared to other prisons for Holmes, noting there will be "no walls, no bars, no fences."
The prison offers family visitation and requires its inmates to participate in work programs.
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The facility's handbook states a general wake-up for all inmates is 6:00 AM, and Holmes will have "sufficient clothing to allow at least three changes of clothes weekly."
Once assigned duties are performed, the available leisure activities include "organized and informal games, sports, physical fitness, table games, hobby crafts, music programs, intramural activities, social and cultural organizations, and movies."
With the U.S. out of Afghanistan, China comes calling
China expands its links to Afghanistan as entrepreneurs scout for business opportunities and Beijing makes overtures to the ruling Taliban in Kabul.Most visitors’ first stop is the office of Yu Minghui, the 51-year-old entrepreneur who started Chinatown in 2019 and who doubles as chairman of the China-Afghanistan Trade Committee, a semiofficial liaison office for Yu’s passion project: bringing Chinese merchants to Afghanistan.
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Judge Davila ordered Holmes to surrender herself into custody by April 27, 2023. She is expected to give birth to her second child before then.
In a sentencing memo, Holmes' partner, Billy Evans, pleaded for leniency in hopes their family wouldn't be torn apart. Holmes had previously requested home confinement.
"My heart is broken with the thought of spending any days away from Liz, for a future in which my son grows up with a relationship with his mother on the other side of glass armed by guards," he wrote before Holmes found out her fate.
Analysis: Under Jiang, China projected a more open image .
He grinned, and — just eight years after the crackdown on democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square — the spectacle of China's ruler beaming and glad-handing people in the very heart of capitalism seemed at once charming and really, really odd. It was an October morning in 1997 at the New York Stock Exchange, and Jiang Zemin, the powerful head of the Chinese Communist Party and government, was ringing the opening bell. “Good morning!” he boomed. “I wish you good trading!”This was entirely in keeping with the image of Jiang, who died at age 96 on Wednesday a full generation after his rule and two Chinese leaders later.