FDA made a creepy Xbox game to warn teens about the dangers

first_img First look at Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S Now playing: Watch this: 3:16 Gaming Culture Post a comment The new horror game is based on a smoking statistic.  Valery Sharifulin/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration is changing how it’s tackling tobacco use among teenagers. One Leaves is a free horror game for Xbox and PC designed to educate teens about smoking dangers.Part of the FDA’s The Real Cost antismoking campaign, the game targets the 12-17 age range, the group most likely to experiment with cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The game’s premise is based on the statistic that three out of every four teens who smoke in high school will continue into adulthood despite trying to quit. You wake up in a cage with three other people. An ominous voice tells you the rules: The four of you must try to escape, but only one of you will. The rest will be trapped inside forever. You can run, but only in short bursts because you have poor lung capacity.”This game is part high school, part hospital and part hell,” Gary Resch of marketing agency FCB New York said in a release Wednesday. FCB helped create the game and the Real Cost campaign. If you’re not the first to make it out, the voice gives you the bad news. “You’re trapped. Game over. Just like three out of four teens who think they’ll escape smoking — but don’t know the real cost of cigarettes,” it says. Another catch? The maze changes each time you play the game. So if there’s a way to win, it’s going to be a challenge. Popular esports gamer and Fortnite star Ninja tweeted a playthrough of the game on Tuesday. He said the game’s message was important to him because his grandfather was a heavy smoker. Share your voice Watch my playthrough of a NEW game called One Leaves! I swear it wasn’t scary at all… 😶 https://t.co/L97U4MVNOS @KnowTheRealCost #OneLeavesGame #ad— Ninja (@Ninja) March 19, 2019 The game has been available since February. Plans are in the works to make One Leaves a real-life escape room experience at this year’s Winter X Games.  0 Tagslast_img read more

This Zambian nurse swapped 5000 babies in 12 years just for fun

first_imgElizabeth Bwalya MwewatwitterA nurse’s shocking confession has revealed that she had swapped nearly 5,000 babies just for fun while working at University Teaching Hospital in Zambia.Elizabeth Bwalya Mwewa, a former nurse at the UTH, had this odious revelation that she had swapped over 5,000 babies between 1983 and 1995. She disclosed this as she is suffering from terminal cancer and doesn’t want to rot in hell in the afterlife. The news has created quite an uproar in social media after it went viral.”I have terminal cancer and I know I will be dying soon. I wish to confess my sins before God and before all the affected people especially those who were giving birth at UTH during my service. I have found God. I’m now born again. I have nothing to hide, in the 12 years I worked in the maternity ward at UTH, I swapped close to 5,000 babies,” Elizabeth said.Elizabeth added that if anyone’s born between 1983 and 1995, the chances are that their parents might not be their true biological parents as she had developed a habit of swapping babies just for fun.”So, take a good look at your siblings, if for example everyone is light and you are darkie… you are that child and I am really sorry for that”, she said.She further said that she has sinned against God and was the reason behind the divorce of many faithful couples after going for DNA tests. She said that she was being used by a demon for doing such heinous crime.”I have caused many mothers to breastfeed children who are not theirs biologically. I don’t want to go to Hell for that, I’m really sorry I have sinned a lot. Please forgive me,” she added.However, the initial investigation revealed that there is no midwife by her name under the General Nursing Council of Zambia and no nurse by that name had ever existed or worked at UTH.last_img read more

Holey Artisan attack accused remanded

first_imgThe Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) escort arrested suspected militant Mamunur Rashid (C) in Dhaka on 20 January, 2019. Photo: AFPA Dhaka court on Sunday placed Md Mammunur Rashid, an accused in Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery cafe attack case, on a five-day remand, reports UNB.Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court judge Kanak Barua passed the order in the afternoon when investigation officer (IO) of the case and assistant superintendent of police (ASP) of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-3 Kafil Uddin sought a ten-day remand for the accused.Earlier on Saturday night, RAB men arrested Md Mammunur Rashid aka Ripon aka Rezaul Karim aka Reza, a surah member of banned militant outfit JMB and also the supplier of money and arms to the cafe attackers.Acting on a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in Boardbazar area and arrested the JMB member along with Tk 150,000, said RAB officials.The terrorist attack that shattered the country and drew global attention, claimed lives of 22 people — nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis along with two police officers — on 1 July, 2016.Twenty-one people were identified to be behind the attack. Among them, 13 were killed in gunfights at different times.On 23 July in 2018, police pressed charges against eight alleged militants in the Holey Artisan cafe attack case.last_img read more

Houston Expected To House Immigrant Children At New East Downtown Facility

first_imgThe nonprofit Southwest Key signed a lease for a facility in Houston earlier this month, which will reportedly be used to care for hundreds of immigrant children. The shelter will be located on Emancipation Avenue, in a building that has been previously used to house displaced families after Hurricane Harvey, as well as homeless families.  00:00 /00:59 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharecenter_img After Jeff Sessions enacted a zero-tolerance policy, which separates immigrant parents from their children, the Office of Refugee Resettlement has taken some 2,000 immigrant children into their custody after they were separated from their “alleged legal guardians”, straining facilities that care for unaccompanied immigrant minors. Juan Sanchez, Founder and President of Southwest Key Programs, says about ’10 percent’ of the children they are holding for the federal government have been separated from their parents under the Trump Administration’s new so-called “zero tolerance” policy.“We are at a maximum right now, pretty close it. We got about 230 additional beds. But we are making room for some additional beds. When we get to 6,000 we will be maxed out. And there is discussions now of where are these kids going to go,” said Sanchez.Anne Chandler, Executive Director of the Tahirih Justice Center, offers legal support for immigrant women and girls in Houston. “There are children who are coming here with their fathers and their mothers asking for safety and protection and to see these children some who are young as 18 months being taken away forcefully from their parents and put in facilities like this one behind us here at Emancipation Avenue is absolutely wrong,” said Chandler. She also said the zero tolerance policy also makes it harder for families to access legal counsel and win their case for asylum. “Once we take away the child and we put them in a facility like this one that’s about to open on Emancipation Avenue, we’re also doing that so we can keep the mother and father detained in a rural detention center for throughout the legal process,” said Chandler, who also urged that the public distinguish between the nonprofit organizations that run immigrant children’s shelters and provide critical care, like Southwest Key, and the Department of Justice, which enacted the zero tolerance policy. Southwest Key runs 26 immigrant children’s shelters in Texas, Arizona and California, according to their website.For Houstonians who want to support immigrant children being cared for in Southwest Key facilities, their spokesperson Lizzie Chen said, “One way for the citizens of Houston to help is to focus on the children. They can send letters or cards with messages of hope to Southwest Key and we will deliver them to the children.” Messages can be mailed to Southwest Key Programs, 6002 Jain Lane, Austin, TX 78721. “We also encourage concerned citizens to reach out to their elected officials to make their concerns heard,” Chen said. Local politicians, including Mayor Turner and have spoken out against the move to open a children’s shelter in Houston. “The people of Houston cannot stand by and do nothing while a baby jail is opened here. We must come together to demand this cruel policy is stopped. It is a policy enacted by the Trump administration without a legal mandate,” said Senator Sylvia Garcia. Listen last_img read more

Capital hosts sixth Mango Mela

first_imgThe 6th Edition of “Mango Mela”, organized by the Government of West Bengal in the national capital to showcase delectable mango varieties from the state, is proving to be a big draw, attracting patrons in large numbers.The exhibition, on display at the AC Hall at the Second Floor of Handloom Haat, Janpath, Connaught Place, till 30th June, 2018, has brought together a diverse range of tasty mangoes from Malda, Murshidabad and Bankura districts such as Himsagar, Langra, Laxman Bhog, Amrapali and Mallika. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSelect handloom and handicrafts products from Bengal are on sale at the venue. Cultural programmes are being held at the courtyard of Handloom Haat on the weekends. A special attraction this year is two stalls of State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) which are selling savoury fish snacks and other fish products.The initiative is being supported by the Departments of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Agri-Marketing, Tourism and Information & Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal, as well as WBSFDC, and the offices of the respective District Magistrates. The Office of the Resident Commissioner, Government of West Bengal, is coordinating the event.The Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, which is the controlling authority of Handloom Haat, has extended valuable assistance and cooperation to this endeavour.last_img read more