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NiMB 74: News In My Briefs 3-1-2018

A collie made out of broccoliNiMB 74: Thursday 3-1-2018

TODAY: UK weather: Military called in and new red alert for snow issued as Storm Emma hits – latest news, travel updates and forecast. Fukushima village radiation still above gov’t target after cleanup. Missing-woman probe leads to more severed body parts in Kyoto, Osaka. U.S. military helicopter flies over Okinawa school again. Volcano in southwestern Japan erupts. Japan successfully launches rocket carrying reconnaissance satellite. How much money do people need to be happy?

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Telegraph:UK weather: Military called in and new red alert for snow issued as Storm Emma hits – latest news, travel updates and forecast

* RAF helps with relief efforts as roads, trains and flights halted
* Hundreds of schools closed amid gale-force winds and blizzards
* Storm Emma sweeps in from Atlantic on tail of ‘Beast from the East’
* Red extreme weather alert for south Wales and south west England
* Van driver killed in crash with lorry on A34 in Hampshire
* Hundreds trapped on motorway for up to 13 hours overnight
* National Grid warns UK will not have enough gas to meet demand
* Changeable weather could fuel rise in heart attacks, study suggests

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/01/uk-weather-storm-emma-brings-snow-sub-zero-britain-latest-news/

Telegraph:Tom Watson refuses to hand back Max Mosley’s cash amid row over racist pamphlet 

The Labour deputy leader, who has received £540,000 from his fellow privacy campaigner, insisted that he would not have given Mr Mosley the “time of day” if he thought he held the racist views expressed in a leaflet which he published in 1961.

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Kyodo: Fukushima village radiation still above gov’t target after cleanup

Radiation levels at houses and nearby areas in a Fukushima village remain around three times higher than the target set by the government despite cleanup work following the 2011 nuclear crisis, an environmental group said Thursday.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2018/03/71822ef06714-fukushima-village-radiation-still-above-govt-target-after-cleanup.html

Kyodo:Missing-woman probe leads to more severed body parts in Kyoto, Osaka

Severed arms and legs and a torso were found in mountainous areas in Kyoto and Osaka on Monday after police discovered a human head during a search for a missing Japanese woman last seen with an American tourist.

The police found the body parts in Shimamoto, Osaka Prefecture and Kyoto’s Yamashina Ward based on information provided by the man, Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, 26, who was arrested Thursday in connection with the case.

The torso was found on the ground and the arms covered with soil at the same location in Shimamoto. Both legs were found in Yamashina. There were no traces of wounds besides the cuts made to sever the body parts.

The U.S. national, who entered Japan in late January, was the last person seen with the 27-year-old woman from Sanda, Hyogo Prefecture. He has admitted to disposing of her body, according to the police. The head was found in a suitcase at a lodging facility in Osaka on Saturday.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2018/02/37473ae56ea8-missing-woman-probe-leads-to-more-severed-body-parts-in-kyoto-osaka.html

Kyodo:U.S. military helicopter flies over Okinawa school again

The Defense Ministry lodged a protest with the U.S. military last month for flying helicopters over the school, but the Marines denied it then.

Local concerns have intensified over repeated accidents and mishaps involving U.S. aircraft in the southern Japanese island prefecture, where the bulk of U.S. military forces in Japan are located.

[ However, a ]U.S. military helicopter flew over an elementary school next to an air base in Okinawa on Friday afternoon despite a promise to avoid doing so, Japanese government sources and the U.S. Forces said.

The U.S. military made the promise after a window fell from a CH-53E chopper onto the grounds of an elementary school there in December.

The Marines admitted a helicopter flew over the Futenma No. 2 Elementary School on Friday, and said an investigation has been launched.

“Although U.S. Forces voluntarily ceased flights over the school to the greatest extent possible, a U.S. helicopter inadvertently overflew the school at around 3:30 p.m. Friday,” the U.S. Forces said in a statement.

“An investigation immediately began to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the overflight in order to prevent such flights from occurring again in the future,” it said.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2018/02/5831c39025de-us-military-helicopter-flies-over-okinawa-school-again.html

Kyodo: Volcano in southwestern Japan erupts

Mt. Shinmoe on the southwestern Japanese main island of Kyushu erupted again Thursday less than five months after its last eruption, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The agency confirmed a small eruption at the 1,421-meter high volcano straddling Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures at around 11 a.m. and ash that was spewed was observed in the town of Takaharu, located east of the mountain.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2018/03/d62b1699e263-volcano-in-southwestern-japan-erupts-weather-agency.html

Kyodo:Japan successfully launches rocket carrying reconnaissance satellite

Japan on Tuesday successfully launched an H-2A rocket carrying a government intelligence-gathering satellite from the Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan, with the rocket later releasing the satellite as planned.

The optical reconnaissance satellite will be used for such purposes as monitoring developments at North Korean missile launch facilities, increasing the number of the nation’s intelligence-gathering satellites to seven.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. launched the H-2A F38 rocket from JAXA’s launch site in Kagoshima Prefecture.

The government is aiming to raise the number of reconnaissance satellites in operation to 10, consisting of radar and optical types.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2018/02/6083931907d6-japan-launches-h-2a-rocket-carrying-reconnaissance-satellite.html

Good Reads

Quartz:How much money do people need to be happy?

Take three people. All are unmarried, 33-year-old women who live in the United States. One makes an annual salary of $40,000, another makes $120,000, and the third makes $200,000. Who do you think is the happiest?

According to a recently released study (paywall) in the burgeoning field of happiness research, the two higher-earning women are likely to report more satisfaction with their lives than the one who makes $40,000. But, perhaps surprisingly, the psychologists who conducted the study find that the one making $200,000 is probably no happier than the one making $120,000. This is because both the $120,000 and $200,000 women have incomes above $105,000, which according to their research is the point at which greater household income in the US is not associated with greater happiness. The technical term for this cutoff is the income “satiation point.”

How much money do people need to be happy?

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