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All about Promises and async / await

Recently I revisited Wes Bos his ES6 for everyone course and made some notes on the Promise and async / await modules. These notes got a little out …

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Chinese warships enter South China Sea near Taiwan in show of force

Beijing’s only aircraft carrier cruises past Taiwan’s Pratas Islands in an exercise state media said showed the country’s improving combat capabilities<p>A group of Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier entered the South China Sea on Monday after passing south of Taiwan, the …

Cheetah Facing Extinction As Population Drops, Experts Call For ‘Endangered’ Listing In IUCN Red List

It may be the fastest land mammal but that doesn’t mean the cheetah can outrun extinction, which has become a pressing concern for the iconic …

Woman shot in the face at South Carolina shooting range

Anderson County, S.C., deputies are investigating after a woman was shot at a shooting range Monday afternoon.<p>Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and EMS were called to the Skip-J Range on Murphy Road around 2 p.m.<p>A woman was transported to the hospital with a …

'Alt-right' groups will 'revolt' if Trump shuns white supremacy, leaders say

Prominent members of the American far right predict that waning influence on the president-elect could trigger discord and vengeance within the movement<p>Donald Trump will disappoint and disillusion his far-right supporters by eschewing white supremacy, according to some of the movement’s own …

Donald Trump

First Turkey coup suspects go on trial in Istanbul

Twenty-nine police officers accused of seeking to overthrow the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last July<p>Twenty-nine Turkish police have gone on trial in Istanbul charged with involvement in last July’s attempted coup, the city’s first trial of alleged plotters in the massive crackdown that …

Trump’s use of Twitter will be ‘really exciting part’ of his presidency, Spicer says

Donald Trump will continue to tweet as president, according to incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who predicted that Trump’s engagement with supporters via social media will be “a really exciting part of the job.”<p>“I think that his use of social media in particular … is gonna be …

Donald Trump Says U.N. Just a Club for People to 'Have a Good Time'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Days after the United Nations voted to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, President-elect Donald Trump questioned its effectiveness Monday, saying it's just a club for people to "have a good time."<p>Trump wrote on Twitter that the U.N. has "such …

Trump: 'No way' he would have lost to Obama

President-elect Donald Trump has two words for President Barack Obama, who suggested that his 2008 message of hope and change could have landed him a third term in the White House if he had been constitutionally eligible: “NO WAY!”<p>“President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me,” …

Trump, fist raised, wishes all a Merry Christmas

<b>(CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump wished the world a Merry Christmas on Sunday -- on Twitter, of course.<p>Trump tweeted out a #MerryChristmas photo of him with his right hand raised in a fist and a Christmas tree in the background behind him.<p>The photo appears to have been taken at a recent Trump …

Donald Trump

Kim Jong Un orders North Koreans to celebrate his grandmother on Christmas

Kim Jong Un is the Grinch who stole Christmas.<p>North Korea’s tubby tyrant wants the few Christians in the hermit state to spread cheer only to celebrate his grandma, Kim Jong Suk – not the birth of Jesus.<p>Jong Suk — who was born on Christmas Eve in 1919 — was an anti-Japanese guerrilla and Communist …

Aleppo celebrates Christmas as Assad visits Damascus convent

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family visited a convent north of Damascus on Christmas day.<p>It is his first public appearance since his regime forces won back the northern city Aleppo from rebels.<p>These pictures from Syrian state television show Assad meeting nuns and orphans dressed in …

Fooled by fake news, Pakistan defence minister reminds Israel of Islamabad’s nuclear weapons

Fake news has claimed another victim—and even prompted a bit of sabre-rattling by the defence minister of a nuclear-armed nation.<p>On Dec. 23, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Pakistan’s defence minister, unexpectedly sent a terse reminder to Israel about Islamabad’s nuclear capabilities:<p>The warning isn’t …

Fake News

Santa Monica synagogue smeared with feces and food during Hanukkah

It was an unsettling start to Hanukkah for a synagogue in Santa Monica, California.<p>Rabbi Boruch Rabinowitz arrived at the Living Torah Center Chabad …

Santa Monica

Taiwan 'Nazi rally' school principal resigns

<b>The principal of a Taiwanese school whose students held a mock Nazi rally for a Christmas parade has resigned.</b><p>Cheng Hsiao-ming, head of the Kuang Fu High School in Hsinchu, said he took "full responsibility" and apologised.<p>Friday's "rally" featured a parade of swastika banners and a cardboard tank …

Word's Tallest Christmas Tree Built In Sri Lanka: Catholic Church Calls Massive Display A Waste Of Money

Citizens of the island country of Sri Lanka located just off the southern coast of India celebrated the unveiling of the word's tallest Christmas …

Russian military report mass graves of civilians in Syria's Aleppo

Russia's military has found a mass grave of Syrians, allegedly killed by rebel groups ahead of last week's evacuation. An independent monitoring …

Middle East

NASA's New Tool Lets Us Watch Glaciers Melt in Near Real-Time

It's unclear if the new tool will last through the changing administrations.<p>NASA has funded a software tool which will give scientists an unprecedented look at the speed of flowing ice in Greenland, Antarctica and mountain ranges around the world.<p>Built by scientists from the University of Colorado, …

Security forces warn Tunisia over returning fighters

Tunisia's security forces have called on the government to adopt "exceptional measures" to deal with potential security threats from fighters who have returned to their home country.<p>On Friday evening, the country's interior minister, Hedi Majdoub, told parliament that 800 Tunisian nationals who had …

Mali's Christians return to church under police protection

GAO, Mali (AP) — As the sun starts to fall, the call to prayer at the mosque echoes throughout Gao, a predominantly Muslim town in northern Mali. At …

China sends aircraft carrier to Pacific for first time

China's navy has sent a carrier battle group to the Pacific to conduct military drills for the first time. The projection of power comes amid …

China

Revealed: British councils used Ripa to secretly spy on public

Local authorities used Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to follow people, including dog walkers, over five years<p>Councils were given permission to carry out more than 55,000 days of covert surveillance over five years, including spying on people walking dogs, feeding pigeons and fly-tipping, …

Surveillance

Can Fake News Start A Nuclear War? Pakistan Defense Minister Threatens Israel In Response To Bogus Story

Concern about the effects of fake news racheted up a notch Sunday with a tweet from Pakistan’s defense minister threatening nuclear war with Israel …

The RNC Says Its Christmas Message About a ‘New King’ Referred to Jesus, Not Donald Trump

The Republican National Committee came under fire on Sunday after some said its Christmas message compared Donald Trump to Jesus Christ.<p>“Over two …

Donald Trump

Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera journalist over 'provoking sedition'

Mahmoud Hussein is being held on charges of disturbing public security and spreading false news, but broadcaster said he was in the country on vacation<p>Egypt confirmed on Sunday that it had arrested an Al-Jazeera news producer, accusing him of “provoking sedition” on behalf of the Qatar-based …

Middle East

Indiana bill seeks to eliminate requirement for gun permits

Gun rights advocates view the upcoming legislative session as their best bet to get rid of an Indiana law that requires a license to carry handguns.<p>The controversial legislation didn't advance during the 2016 session, but supporters believe this time could be different after sweeping Republican …

Donald Trump and the Triumph of Climate-Change Denial

The science of man-made global warming has only grown more conclusive. So why have Republicans become less convinced it’s real over the past decade and a half?<p>Denial of the broad scientific consensus that human activity is the primary cause of global warming could become a guiding principle of …

‘De Blasio rules’ wouldn’t have caught fugitive Berlin attacker: Gingrich

Newt Gingrich took a shot at Mayor de Blasio’s policing strategies Saturday, tweeting that if Italian cops had followed the city’s strict …

Bill de Blasio

The US is the only country that hasn’t signed on to a key international agreement to save the planet

On Dec. 2, 2016, Mexico’s environment minister Rafael Pacchiano Alamán faced the thousands of participants and delegates who traveled to Cancun for the 13th conference of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, and opened the high-level meeting by addressing the elephant in the …

Bill Clinton