Author: The SF News Journal

After Paris, it’s now Brussels

A series of blasts throughout Brussels on Tuesday have killed multiple people. Two explosions occurred at the city’s airport. Several people were killed, according to the country’s public broadcaster, RTBF. Initial reports say up to 10 people were killed and more than 30 people were injured. Another blast at a subway station occurred in the suburb of Maalbeek, near the European quarter, where much of the European Union is based, according to CNN affiliate RTL. All metro stations in the city have been closed, according to the official Twitter account for the city’s transportation agency. It’s unclear what caused...

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‘How to Be Single’ an unromantic romantic comedy

“How to Be Single” is an unromantic romantic comedy, which makes it something different. Yet it feels just like any other romantic comedy only with the romance missing, so it’s not exactly something new. The movie is an attempt to adapt an old form to new times, and the result is interesting, but a little off; honest for long stretches and then phony in the most obvious way. Still, for at least an hour, “How to Be Single” is a pleasurable experience, with its brutal and coarse humor and the sense it gives, false or not, of a dispatch...

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North Korea bans Social Media, test fires a new missile

 In a move underscoring its concern with the spread of online information, North Korea has officially announced it is blocking Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and South Korean websites.   North Korea has officially announced it is blocking Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and South Korean websites in a move underscoring its concern with the spread of online information. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announcement was posted this week at the country’s main mobile service provider, Koryolink, and other places serving Internet users. Very few North Koreans have Internet access. Typically they can see only a sealed-off, government-sanctioned intranet. But foreigners had...

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Cal’s struggles at foul line limiting success on the road

NCAA rules limiting practice time force college coaches to value each minute. So under ideal circumstances, Cuonzo Martin would jam Cal’s sessions with drills and scout-team work. But the Bears’ head coach recognizes the needs of his team. With about 20 minutes left in each practice, Cal players pair off and shoot free throws. “It’s probably too much time to be dedicating to free throws this time of year,” Martin said Tuesday, “but we have to do it.” Extra reps at the foul line could help the Bears notch their first Pac-12 road win of the season. Cal, last...

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Electronic Cigarettes under fire in China

In a move that is sure to have e-cig users across the nation groaning “thanks, China,” Chinese regulators vowed Monday to seize all e-cigarettes and ban all further exports of “vape” related products. In a letter written to sellers, manufacturers and exporters of the nicotine inhaling devices, officials deemed that electronic cigarettes pose a grave danger to our tobacco industry, which currently employs 20 Million people in China. The move comes after new safety guidelines were set by an independent consulting company this month and following a spike opposition after China tobacco released its recent quarterly revenues statement. The...

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