Just News – Police arrest dozens in international pedophile ring swoop

Teenage ‘devil worshipper’ desecrates veil ‘touched by Jesus’
Published time: 10 May, 2017 08:53
A satanic message was etched over a holy relic believed to show the face of Jesus at a church in Spain. The number 666 was scratched into the glass and crosses inverted at the Monasterio de la Santa Faz in Alicante.
The culprit hid in the church on Saturday night in order to carry out the vandalism, sources told local media, based on security camera footage.
When it was reopened on Sunday morning by a caretaker and chaplain, they discovered crosses inverted and 666, a number associated with the manifestation of Satan, etched onto a glass case containing a relic known as the “Veil of Veronica.”

Una joven invirtió las cruces y rayó tres ‘6’ en el monasterio de Santa Faz
Se ocultó en el templo durante la noche del sábado y se marchó el domingo al abrirse la puerta para los oficios religiosos habituales. No se descarta que se arreste a la posible autora, ya identificada gracias a las cámaras
La investigación apunta a que una joven que se ocultó durante la noche del pasado sábado al domingo en el interior de la iglesia del monasterio de la Santa Faz de Alicante fue la persona que invirtió siete cruces y rayó tres números ‘6’ en el cristal blindado que protege la reliquia de ese lugar sagrado.
El alicantino monasterio de Santa Faz es el destino desde hace 536 años de una multitudinaria peregrinación desde la capital cada segundo jueves posterior a la Semana Santa ya que, según la tradición, guarda en una urna blindada uno de los sudarios con los que la Verónica secó el rostro de Cristo en su camino al monte Calvario.

Pedophile Ring ‘Child Porn King’ Arrested in Largest Ever Bust American man creating & supplying global pedophilia networks
By: Jay Greenberg |@NeonNettle on 9th May 2017 @ 12.48pm
Authorities are reviewing about 30 hard drives, as well as numerous computers, to find suspected buyers and victims. In his computer files, videos and images of children engaged in sex acts were allegedly found. Deakin has been charged with cybercrime, child pornography, child abuse and child trafficking. The 53-year-old suspect, originally from Peoria, Illinois, has been in the Philippines since 2000. Webcam child abuse is increasing rapidly in the Philippines, with a growing pool of pedophile buyers around the world.

Children Who Do Chores Grow Up To Be More Successful

Europol, FBI arrest nearly 900 in crackdown on global pedophile ring
More than 350 people in Europe alone have been arrested as part of an investigation into online child abuse. However, the case has drawn criticism from civil liberties groups.
US and European police arrested nearly 900 people thought to be connected to an underground child pornography network in a case that has drawn criticism from some civil libertarians.
The announcement of the arrests from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Europol came days after a court sentenced Florida-based Steven Chase, founder of the so-called Playpen pedophilia network, to 30 years in prison. The arrests were in connection with the Playpen network and followed a more-than-two-year investigation into the group’s members around the globe that began after Chase’s arrest in 2014.
Playpen was accessible in what is known as the “darknet,” where internet users can engage in illegal activities using encryption and anonymity software in an effort to hide their identities. The secret network allowed anonymous users to engage in a forum where they could share photos and videos showing the sexual abuse of children.

Police arrest dozens in international pedophile ring swoop
Police have arrested 38 suspects in several countries in Europe and Latin America after breaking up an online pedophile ring. The arrests included 17 in Spain, six in Colombia, four in Italy and two in Germany.
Local and international authorities searched houses and seized hundreds of devices containing child sexual exploitation material in March in South and Central America as well as Germany, Italy and Spain, Europol said in a statement.
The suspects were active in 18 countries and had exchanged child pornography using the WhatsApp messenger application, Europe’s policing agency Europol’s director Rob Wainwright said on Tuesday.
A total of 25 groups, formed by invitation only, are currently being investigated, he said.
Called “Operation Tantalio,” the investigation started in mid-2016 by the Spanish police’s High-Tech Crime Unit focusing on the Tor encryption network, used by criminals to mask their identities.
The operation was conducted by Spanish police working with Europol and Interpol, and was coordinated by the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce, which was founded under the aegis of Europol in 2014.
“These offenders are pushing the boundaries of modern technology to try to avoid being caught by law enforcement,” Wainwright. “We need to continue to combine our joint resources and skills to tackle this threat to our children and bring these offenders to justice,” Wainwright said.

 

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Economy News – Zero Hedge – New Study Says Robots Took All Of Detroit’s Jobs, Not Mexico

Zero Hedge – New Study Says Robots Took All Of Detroit’s Jobs, Not Mexico
by Tyler Durden Mar 28, 2017 10:40 PM
As Trump gets ready to renegotiate NAFTA and impose tariffs on companies looking to outsource production to Mexico, a new study from MIT and Boston University suggests that industrial robots, not Mexico, may be the bigger factor contributing to the high levels on unemployment in the Midwest.
Entitled “Robots and Jobs: Evidence From US Labor Markets,” the authors of the study found that the addition of 1 robot per 1,000 workers results in an 18-35 bps reduction in the employment-to-population ratio and 25-50bps reduction in wages.  Per Bloomberg:
One additional robot per thousand workers reduces the employment-to-population ratio by 0.18 percentage points to 0.34 percentage points and slashes wages by 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent, based on their analysis. To put that in context, the U.S. saw an increase of about one new industrial robot for every thousand workers between 1993 and 2007, based on the study.
“The employment effects of robots are most pronounced in manufacturing, and in particular, in industries most exposed to robots; in routine manual, blue collar, assembly and related occupations; and for workers with less than college education,” the authors write. “Interestingly, and perhaps surprisingly, we do not find positive and offsetting employment gains in any occupation or education groups.”
Worth noting: the authors estimate that robots may have increased the wage gap between the top 90th and bottom 10 percent by as much as 1 percentage point between 1990 and 2007. There’s also room for much broader robot adoption, which would make all of these effects much bigger.

Study – Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets
Daron Acemoglu, Pascual Restrepo
NBER Working Paper No. 23285
Issued in March 2017
As robots and other computer-assisted technologies take over tasks previously performed by labor, there is increasing concern about the future of jobs and wages. We analyze the effect of the increase in industrial robot usage between 1990 and 2007 on US local labor markets. Using a model in which robots compete against human labor in the production of different tasks, we show that robots may reduce employment and wages, and that the local labor market effects of robots can be estimated by regressing the change in employment and wages on the exposure to robots in each local labor market—defined from the national penetration of robots into each industry and the local distribution of employment across industries. Using this approach, we estimate large and robust negative effects of robots on employment and wages across commuting zones. We bolster this evidence by showing that the commuting zones most exposed to robots in the post-1990 era do not exhibit any differential trends before 1990. The impact of robots is distinct from the impact of imports from China and Mexico, the decline of routine jobs, offshoring, other types of IT capital, and the total capital stock (in fact, exposure to robots is only weakly correlated with these other variables). According to our estimates, one more robot per thousand workers reduces the employment to population ratio by about 0.18-0.34 percentage points and wages by 0.25-0.5 percent.

Zero Hedge – The Robots Win: Blackrock Bets On Computers Over Human Stock Pickers, Fires Dozens
by Tyler Durden Mar 28, 2017 6:53 PM
As part of a massive overhaul that has been hinted at in recent months, and was unviled on Tuesday, BlackRock announced a reorganization of its actively managed equities business that will include job losses, pricing changes and a greater emphasis on computer models that inform investments.
BlackRock’s new strategy centers on a view that has been facilitated by the not so stealthy central bank takeover of capital markets in recent years, according to which it is difficult for human beings to beat the market with traditional bets on large U.S. stocks. As a result, at least seven stock portfolio managers are among several dozen employees who are expected to go as part of the revamp.
Instead of handing their funds to other humans for investing purposes, for the first time BlackRock’s Main Street customers will be able to buy lower-cost quantitative stock funds that rely on data and computer systems to make predictions, an investment option previously available only to large institutional investors. This option also virtually assures that the next market crash will be unlike anything ever seen. Some existing funds will merge, get new investment mandates or close.
For now the overhaul is only taking place at Blackrock, and represents the most dramatic attempt to rejuvenate a unit that has long lagged rivals in performance. Clients have pulled their money from the actively managed stock business in three of the past four years even as BlackRock’s total assets climbed to a record $5.1 trillion, according to the WSJ. BlackRock had $275.1 billion in active equity assets under management at the end of December, down from $317.3 billion three years earlier.

Dozens of children feared dead after being injected with ‘tainted’ measles vaccine in Syria

World Health Organisation programme is suspended after reports that up to 36 children have died after receiving the vaccination
As many as 36 children were reported to have died excruciating deaths last night after receiving tainted measles vaccines under a UN-sponsored programme in the rebel-held north of Syria.
The programme was suspended amid rumours of sabotage of a high profile international effort to ensure the brutal civil war does not result in an outbreak of measles.
Doctors in clinics in the towns of Jirjanaz and Maaret al-Nouman in the northeastern province of Idlib said children started falling ill soon after the doses were administered.
There were conflicting figures of dead and injured last night as a tide of grief swept the front line rural settlements.
Relief organisations just over the border in Turkey said the loss of life was extensive, rising as high as 36 plus more than a dozen other children in a serious condition.

Read more at:
http://dailyrecords.co.uk/dozens-of-children-feared-dead-after-being-injected-with-tainted-measles-vaccine-in-syria/

Villagers mourn after gunmen kill dozens in central Nigeria

Gunmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state killed 37 people in a pre-dawn raid Tuesday, the military said, in the latest unrest to hit the area gripped by a decade-long sectarian conflict.