Swimming reptile unearthed in Scotland

first_imgForget the Loch Ness monster: Scotland was once home to a swimming reptile the size of a motorboat. Scientists have discovered the country’s first known ichthyosaur, a large marine creature that lived during the Middle Jurassic period about 170 million years ago. The fragmentary specimen—dubbed Dearcmhara shawcrossi by researchers who describe it online today in the Scottish Journal of Geology—is named after amateur collector Brian Shawcross, who found the fossils on the shores of Scotland’s rugged and picturesque Isle of Skye. (Dearcmhara, pronounced “jark vara,” is Scottish Gaelic for “marine lizard.”) The ichthyosaur, pictured here in an artist’s reconstruction, was about 4 meters long and hunted fish and smaller reptiles in the then-warm seas around Skye, which has some of the world’s best preserved Middle Jurassic sediments.last_img read more

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Chennai talkies

first_imgFrom Rajnikanth to powercuts, a lowdown on the city’s good, bad and the ugly. Tishani Doshi, Poet and DancerThings I like about Chennai1. The coastline, without which this city wouldn’t be able to breathe. 2. The Theosophical Society, a haven of green in an otherwise concrete jungle. 3. The cuisine.,From Rajnikanth to powercuts, a lowdown on the city’s good, bad and the ugly.Tishani Doshi, Poet and DancerThings I like about Chennai1. The coastline, without which this city wouldn’t be able to breathe.2. The Theosophical Society, a haven of green in an otherwise concrete jungle.3. The cuisine. Nothing makes me happier than paying Rs 7 for a plate of vishranti idlis.Things I’d like to change about it1. I’d impose fines for bad mobile phone etiquette, extra-loud speaking, excessive horn usage and cars that make musical noises when they reverse.2. Lessons in civic consciousness like no urinating in public or dumping garbage in your neighbour’s property.3. The roads, public transport,pathways for pedestrians. Plant more trees.And how about breathing life into our dead, sludgy rivers?Khushbu Sundar, Actor and PoliticianThings I like about chennai1. The warmth of the people in this city.2. Fantastic food with the fact that you can always find something to eat anywhere and at any time.3. The mazhgazhi season of music, dance and festivities in the city.Things I’d like to change about it1. The traffic.2. Sometimes people act ignorant about troubles and don’t help out, I wish I could change that attitude.3. I don’t want any more buildings to come up, or else Chennai will also become another concrete jungle.Sundeep Kishan, ActorThings I like about Chennai1. The religious harmony.There’s no communalism.2. People are willing to go out of their way to help one another and that’s not something you will find in other cities in this day and age when people are so self-obsessed.3. Rajnikanth.Enough said.Things I’d like to change about it1. Everything in this city is politicised and this definitely needs to stop.2. The system of education in engineering and the so-called corporate colleges.3. There needs to be some kind of disposal system to take care of the heaps of garbage which can be seen everywhere.advertisementJigyasa Giri, DancerThings I like about Chennai1. It’s nice to have a strong woman in power.At the same time I hope she serves the state well and brings in good governance.2. I love the pace of life in Chennai, it provides you space to do what you wish.3. The simple lifestyle of people in general.Things I’d like to change about it1. The filth and garbage on our roads.As citizens of this city we need to work on our basic civic sense.Even educated people litter the roads.2. The callous attitude and shocking state of the Chennai passport office and its officers.3. The frequent power shutdowns.Karti P Chidambaram, PoliticianThings I like about Chennai1. The sporting nature of our spectators at sports events.2. Chennai accepts outsiders and assimilates them easily.3. There is no widespread vulgar display of wealth in this city.Things I’d like to change about it1. The garbage clearance, recycling and management needs to be improved.2. Public toilets, which we don’t have but need sorely. (We don’t need a seat in the UN but need more toilet seats here.)3. Definitely need to imbibe civic sense amongst the residents of Chennai.last_img read more

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Nepal organises marathon from Lumbini to Mt Everest

first_imgFrom Shirish B PradhanKathmandu, May 14 (PTI) Nepal has organised a marathon from Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, to Mount Everest to promote sports tourism in the Himalayan nation.Indias youngest marathon runner Budhia Singh, from Odisha, will join the event tomorrow which covers the entire ancient Kapilvastu kingdom and then head towards the worlds highest peak from Lumbini.The race will start from Maya Devi Garden in Lumbini with the title Buddha Peace Flame Torch March Run amid the presence of dignitaries and Buddhist monks from monasteries.Budhia, 14, will carry the Buddha Peace Flame Torch in tandem with Nepals national runner and Olympian Baikuntha Manandhar.He will also run around the heritage sites of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupas. Then the team will split and head towards Mount Everest, leaving Budhia at Kathmandu.The marathon runners team will illuminate the peace torch at the eternal Buddha Peace Flame Site at Maya Devi Garden at Lumbini.Nepals veteran marathon runner Baikuntha Manandhar will also join the run, which will be participated by some 200 people, including over 100 foreigners.The main aim of the run is to promote pilgrimage and sports tourism in Nepal, Bikram Pandey, the concept designer of the run, said.”The race also aims to spread the Buddhas message of peace across the world and emotionally connect Kalinga and India, once ruled by emperor Ashoka, and Kapilvastu, Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha,” Pandey said. PTI SBP KJ UZM KJlast_img read more

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Vincent Kompany praises ‘great teacher’ Pep Guardiola for impact on Manchester City

first_imgManchester City defender Vincent Kompany believes manager Pep Guardiola’s teachings have helped players get their fundamentals right and credits the Spaniard for the Premier League club’s progress.Guardiola took over at City in 2016 and guided them to a third-placed league finish last season but ended the campaign trophy-less.In his second season at the helm, the Spaniard has led City to an unbeaten start, with the league leaders eight points clear of their closest rivals and on a 19-game winning streak across all competitions.”He’s a great teacher… I’ve got to be honest, it has made me realise how important it is for managers to be actual teachers, no matter what level the footballer is at,” Kompany told Sky Sports.”Sometimes it is taken for granted that top professionals know everything they need to do, but in reality it is quite the opposite.”When you break it down, go back to basics, and explain all of these things to these great players, it gives them another level… Being super cautious, I see progression in the team, but until we’ve won silverware, it’s not enough.”The Belgian defender believes that a mix of being better-adjusted to Guardiola’s tactics and cautious optimism has helped City develop into a better team this campaign.”I don’t think we show as many weaknesses as last season. At the same time, I think we have understood what he (Guardiola) wants a little bit better… we have kind of learned from the fact that nothing has happened yet,” Kompany added.advertisement”We are not getting carried away, I think a lot of people around us are getting carried away, but if you go in the dressing room it’s calm and focused. We all felt what it’s like not to win anything, and we don’t want that to happen again.”City host relegation-threatened West Ham United in the league on Sunday.last_img read more

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De Boer: Palace deserved to win

first_imgCrystal Palace ‘We deserved to win’ – De Boer remains defiant after latest Crystal Palace loss Iain Strachan 23:16 10/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Frank de Boer - cropped Getty Images Crystal Palace Burnley v Crystal Palace Burnley Premier League A 1-0 reverse at the hands of Burnley meant the Eagles continued their pitiful start to the campaign, but their manager believes they should have won Under-fire Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer has backed his players to turn things around after suffering a fourth consecutive defeat to start the Premier League season.Former Ajax coach De Boer succeeded Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park in June, but his team are without a point and yet to score in the 2017-18 campaign.Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Burnley piled further pressure on the Dutchman, who is adamant the team produced an encouraging performance in the narrow defeat at Turf Moor.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “Everybody who was in the stadium or sitting behind the television, I think there was only one team deserving to win and that was us,” he told Sky Sports.”But that’s football, sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. But you can also blame yourself. We gave a goal away. And not scoring our opportunities.”FT: It’s all over at Turf Moor…[1-0] #BURCRY pic.twitter.com/eieYaInnEb— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 10, 2017A Lee Chung-yong error gifted Chris Wood the only goal in the third minute of the match, De Boer acknowledging the early blow hurt his side.”Of course you don’t expect that,” he said.”I had a good feeling we would score, I had confidence, but we didn’t start with that confidence. “We played how we can play, sometimes with long balls, sometimes on the ground. We created our chances, didn’t give anything away. “We controlled the game, but then you have to reward yourself. “We didn’t score and don’t have any points right now. It’s unbelievable when you see this game. “But the most important thing I always think is if you’re going to play like this every week we will get what we deserve. “Football is about scoring goals, no doubt it. We have to do that much better.”last_img read more

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Stones: Quadruple chase will take its toll

first_imgManchester City Stones: Quadruple chase will take its toll on Man City Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 12:27 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) JohnStones - Cropped Getty Images Manchester City Bristol City v Manchester City League Cup The pursuit of four trophies this season could slow down the Premier League leaders, according to the England defender Manchester City defender John Stones warned his team their quadruple chase would take its toll as the season goes on.City are still eyeing four trophies this campaign, although their bid to match the ‘Invincibles’ was ended with a Premier League loss to Liverpool earlier this month.Stones said while manager Pep Guardiola would rest players when possible, the desire to win every competition was sure to play a part for City. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We obviously wanted that [to go undefeated in the league], and I’m sure every team does, but it’s such a difficult thing to do,” the England international told UK newspapers.”The four competitions we’re still in, the amount of games compared to some other teams, you know it takes a toll, no matter how much you rotate the squad.”I think sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and say, ‘we gave it our best shot’, which we did. I think we’ve just got to move on.”While City were beaten in the Premier League, they are still 12 points clear of rivals Manchester United at the top.Stones denied suggestions the bid to go undefeated had put unnecessary pressure on Manchester City, who carry a 2-1 lead to Bristol City for the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday.”For me personally it wasn’t an added pressure. I think you kind of want to make it happen, it’s not so much a pressure, but on the other hand you could say it’s a bit of pressure that’s been released from us,” he said.”Some people might’ve been thinking it: could we go unbeaten and when is it going to happen?”That could’ve been going through people’s heads. From what I know it wasn’t, it’s one of those things where we’ve got to take it, re-evaluate, look at the game, look at positives, negatives, everything about it and go about business like we have been.”last_img read more

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Ashleigh Barty guides Australia into Fed Cup final

first_imgAshleigh Barty guides Australia into Fed Cup finalAustralia reached their first Fed Cup final since 1993 as Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur helped beat Belarus in Brisbane on Sunday.advertisement Next Reuters SydneyApril 21, 2019UPDATED: April 21, 2019 16:02 IST Australia reached their first Fed Cup final since 1993 as Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur helped beat Belarus (IANS photo)HIGHLIGHTSWorld number nine Ashleigh Barty guided Australia to their first Fed Cup final since 1993 wAustralia will host the final against the winner of the second semi-finalBarty and veteran Samantha Stosur beat Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka in the doublesWorld number nine Ashleigh Barty continued her recent strong run of form and guided Australia to their first Fed Cup final since 1993 with a 3-2 victory over Belarus in Brisbane on Sunday.Barty, who won both her singles matches in the semi-final tie, and veteran Samantha Stosur beat Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 3-6 6-2 in the deciding doubles to set up a final against either France or Romania in November.What a star @ashbar96 is The Aussie has become the first player in #FedCup history to win all 3 rubbers in both the opening round and semi-finals #AUSBLR pic.twitter.com/FVYiRPY7U1 Fed Cup (@FedCup) April 21, 2019Australia, who have not won the title since 1974, will host the final against the winner of the second semi-final, which was locked at 1-1 in Rouen.”It’s super exciting to be in a Fed Cup final,” Stosur said. “We all work so hard all year and we’re such a tight team. We’re going to be giving it our best shot here in November.”Barty had earlier given Australia a 2-1 lead after a superb mixture of tactics, scrambling defence and a powerful service game to beat Sabalenka 6-2 6-2.It was her second singles win of the tie after she beat Azarenka on Saturday and her success came on the back of winning her first WTA Premier level tournament in Miami last month.”This crowd is unreal”Hear from Australia’s #FedCup heroes, @ashbar96 & @bambamsam30…Oh, we see you @Daria_gav pic.twitter.com/mS6h7HfWFHadvertisement Fed Cup (@FedCup) April 21, 2019Azarenka was originally not listed to play the doubles but after she dismantled Stosur 6-1 6-1 in 59 minutes to send the tie to the decider, she quickly had her racquets restrung and joined the 20-year-old in the doubles.SINGLES EVENThe tie had been locked at 1-1 after the opening day’s singles before Barty produced a high level of intensity to beat Sabalenka in Sunday’s first match.Despite the lop-sided scoreline, Barty was made to work hard by her fellow top-10 player Sabalenka, who lost control of the match in the fifth game of the first set when she served four double faults.Barty, who was forced to produce big serves to neutralise breakpoint opportunities in both the second and fourth games of the second set, broke Sabalenka and ended the Belarusian’s resistance when she served her eighth double fault.Azarenka sent the tie into the decider when she produced some of the high quality tennis that had propelled her to two Australian Open titles.The 29-year-old is making her way back up the rankings after she had a child and then faced a custody battle that restricted her travel.Even during the rallies the 35-year-old Stosur controlled, Azarenka chased the ball down and forced her opponent to keep making shots that resulted in the Australian making 35 errors.Also Read | Played one of my worst matches on clay in 14 years: Nadal after Monte Carlo exitAlso Read | Charleston Open: Madison Keys bags title with first win over WozniackiAlso Watch | Love the energy of the Indian players in the IPL before World Cup: Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Ashleigh BartyFollow Fed CupFollow Tennislast_img read more

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Rajeev moves trial court for anticipatory bail CBI files caveat in Supreme

first_imgNew Delhi/Kolkata: Former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who has been summoned by the CBI, in connection with the Saradha case, has approached a Special CBI court in Barasat, moving an anticipatory bail plea, which will be heard on Tuesday.Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation has also filed a caveat in the Supreme Court of India, in anticipation of a plea from Kumar’s side challenging the Calcutta High Court order that lifted his arrest shield. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The battle between CBI and Kumar has now once again reached the Apex court after it had in May this year said that Kumar should approach the High Court and trial courts for relief in the matter. CBI officials had also visited Nabanna, the West Bengal State Secretariat earlier on Monday to deliver letters to the home secretary and chief secretary of the state, seeking the whereabouts of the former Kolkata top cop, who had not been seen since the High Court removed his protection from arrest on Friday. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe central agency had summoned Kumar to appear before its officials on Monday as well, even after Kumar had responded to their earlier summons asking for one month’s time before joining the probe. Moreover, on Sunday, the CBI also sent a letter to the West Bengal DGP, looking to find out more about Kumar’s location, to which DGP Virendra had replied. After the Calcutta High Court had lifted Kumar’s protection from arrest on Friday, the CBI had on the same day visited his residence and summoned him to join the investigation. Kumar had on Saturday itself responded to the central agency’s summons asking for more time before being subjected to questioning. The Supreme Court of India had granted Kumar protection from arrest in the case till May 24 this year, after which an Apex court bench asked him to approach the Calcutta High Court or the trial courts for relief. Kumar, in a couple of days, immediately approached the Calcutta High Court, which protected him from CBI’s arrest till recently, when it dismissed his plea. The CBI has already questioned Kumar in connection with the case in Shillong earlier this year. Kumar, who is currently the ADGP (CID) in West Bengal, has maintained that the allegations against him are a result of vendetta because he had spearheaded a probe against former CBI Interim-Director Nageswar Rao’s wife. And while the CBI seems to be overeager in its pursuit of Kumar, other important lines of enquiry, such as the involvement of bureaucrats like Neeraj Singh (I-T) department and Manoj Kumar (ED) in the chit fund cases seem to be going cold.last_img read more

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Arsene Wenger spotted in Marrakech wearing a Jamel Debbouze T-Shirt

Rabat – Arsene Wenger was spotted in Marrakech over the weekend wearing a garish t-shirt that left many fans asking if he will bring the garment to the Premier League next season.The Arsenal manager was in Morocco to take part in a charity game organized by Franco-Moroccan comedian Jamel Debbouze to raise money for the association Al Karam.However, the highlight of the game was Wenger wearing a t-shirt covered with the faces of several French-Moroccan comedians including Jamel Debbouze and Gad El Maleh. The 65-year-old joined the likes of Didier Drogba, Karim Benzema, Marouane Fellaini, and Samuel Eto’o in the charity game that took place in the Marrakech Grand Stadium. read more

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Sri Lanka commemorates 2004 Boxing Day tsunami

The Government also organised events to mark the 14th anniversary since the tsunami.The main event was held in Pereliya where the tsunami waves crashed into a train killing over 1500 people. Sri Lanka today commemorated the devastating Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 in which thousands were killed and displaced.Commemoration events were held in Colombo as well as in the coast in the South and in the North. The December 2004 tsunami killed around 30,000 people and left over 900,000 homeless in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) A two minute silence was also observed around the country at 9.25 am today. People who lost their loved ones in the tsunami gathered at memorial sites and at cemeteries to remember the dead. read more

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Maple Leaf Foods to buy meatless foods producer for US140 million

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Maple Leaf Foods (TSX:MFI) has announced it will acquire an American company that makes plant-based protein foods for US$140 million and any related costs.Maple Leaf says it has signed a definitive agreement to buy Lightlife Foods Inc., which makes vegetarian deli meats, chicken, beef, sausages and other meatless foods.President and CEO Michael McCain said in a statement that consumers are looking for alternative protein sources and this growing market is one of Maple Leaf’s strategic growth platforms.Lightlife’s management will continue to run the Turners Falls, Mass.-headquartered company, which will operate as a subsidiary of Maple Leaf.The deal is subject to a U.S. regulatory review and is expected to close in March. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 21, 2017 2:49 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Maple Leaf Foods to buy meatless foods producer for US$140 million read more

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iOS 703 is available for download itll fix iMessage and kill transitions

first_imgNearly lost amongst the piles of Apple news yesterday was the fact that the company rolled out the next edition of iOS 7, version 7.0.3. This is the update that many people have been for since iOS 7 was released thanks to it finally fixing the problems that some people have had with iMessage and giving iOS users the ability to turn off all of the operating systems transitions. As you’ll likely remember, these are the visuals that were making some people feel sick and sucking down battery life with their cool but unimportant parallax effects.Click to enlargeIn Apple’s full description of the iOS 7.0.3 update reveals that while the headline feature will be the iMessage fix, this firmware will also bring iCloud Keychain to iOS (on the same day Mavericks brought it do OS X), install a Password Generator on the OS which will work with Safari, and optimize the lockscreen for use with Touch ID fingerprint reading.The Siri lockscreen bypass hack was also fixed and and the accelerometer software was tweaked so that correct calibration is no longer an issue.If you turn to turn off the parallax effect (which is most visible on homescreen icons, but is used elsewhere as well) and stop all those transition effects that occur when you open and close apps, Apple has made it very easy. To do this you simply need to go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. At this point you can either opt for all of the motion effects or none of them, you can’t keep parallax while killing the transitions, or vice versa.So iOS 7.0.3 is available and you should download it — it’s basically the update we wanted from iOS 7.0.2 which landed about three weeks ago. The download and installation of 7.0.3 should take you about 30 minutes total on a newer iOS device (assuming you’re coming from 7.0.2), during most of which the phone/tablet will be usable.last_img read more

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Yakuza 6 lets you run a cat cafe soothe a crying baby

first_imgYakuza 6 will offer a ton of diversions for players who want to take a break from beating the crap out of thugs with bicycles and traffic cones. It will have arcades where you can play Virtua Fighter 5, or even let you talk to real-life webcam girls. It doesn’t stop there though, the upcoming Yakuza 6 promises to have some of the weirdest and most insanely Japanese-y sidequests ever seen in a game.During this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Yakuza series producer, Toshihiro Nagoshi, spoke about some of the other activities the game has for players to sink their time into. Users will be able to find stray cats and then use those same cats to run a cat cafe. As far as interacting with humans goes, players can comfort a crying infant, and make friends with (drunken) patrons at hostess bars. Some of the more game related activities include playing baseball, batting cage practice, Mah Jong, darts, and playing Puyo Puyo at the arcade. Players can also go diving for fish (which they will presumably get to eat afterward).Many games offer sidequests and diversions but none of them do it quite like Yakuza does. The series’ main story can tend to get a bit serious, so having weird activities like these certainly adds some levity to everything. For Western audiences (who typically have to wait a long time to get Yakuza titles localized), these time sinks help give the games even more of a Japanese flavor because of how unusual they are. Personally, I spend most of my time in any given Yakuza title doing crazy sidequests more than anything precisely because of how zany and original they are — at least to a gaijin like myself.Yakuza 6 is set to be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 later this year in Japan. There is no word yet on when it will be released outside of its home country.last_img read more

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Three openings on Clark Countys clean water group

first_imgClark County is encouraging people to apply for three openings on the Clean Water Commission.The terms will run for three years, beginning in January 2019 and ending in December 2021.The nine-person group advises the Clark County Council on clean water services, policies and financing needed to meet state and federal water-quality standards and county stormwater management improvements.Applicants can live anywhere in Clark County. Unincorporated residents and others with experience with environmental issues or analytical skills are especially encouraged to apply.Interested residents must submit a letter and résumé by mail to Dean Boening, Clark County Clean Water Division, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000 or by email to dean.boening@clark.wa.gov.Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.More information on the Clean Water Commission is available on the county’s website, www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/clean-water-commission.last_img read more

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Weather Eye Calm skies are here as storms shift to north east

first_imgDelightful fall weather was in evidence Saturday (OK, “almost fall,” to most of you) but a weak weather disturbance was moving by to our north Saturday night and early today. Most of the moisture associated with the front was expected to remain north of Clark County, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some drizzle or showers over the mountains.As mentioned here Thursday, we should have basically a semi-quasi-quiet weather pattern most of the week as high pressure blocks incoming storms off the Pacific and shunts them well north and then down to our east. Showers may intrude later in the week, but that is still up in the air.Highs Saturday were generally in the low 70s around our neck of the woods, a few degrees below average but a whole lot better than other areas in the country. It sure felt like autumn Friday night and early Saturday, quite a chill in the air as the thermometer dipped into the 40s.Climate-wise, for the first 10 days of the month Vancouver is almost right on the historical norms. The average mean temperature was 63.1 degrees, 0.1 degree above average. Rainfall was 0.66 of an inch, about 0.16 of an inch above average.A quick glance at the 2011 Farmer’s Almanac suggests this winter will be gentler to most of the country than last year. Still, I read between the lines that most of the country will still be colder than normal. New England will get hit hard, as will the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. The Almanac anticipates mild temperatures in the Northwest and cold in the Southeast.last_img read more

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BNP leaders detained from human chain

first_imgPolice allegedly detained at least 20 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies, including Sramik Dal president Anwar Hossain, after the party’s human chain programme in the city, reports UNB.“Police arrested our 20-25 leaders and activists just after the conclusion of our human-chain programme in front of the National Press Club,” BNP assistant organising secretary Abdus Salam Azad told UNB.He said the arrested party leaders include Anwar Hossain, Dhaka north city unit organising secretary Farroque Hossain, its leaders Amir Hossain, Ripon, Mahbubur Rahman Dipu and Mostak Sarker.The BNP leader said the arrested BNP men were taken to Shahbagh and Ramna police stations.BNP formed the human chain protesting the conviction of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.Several hundred BNP leaders and followers formed the human chain around 11am in front of the National Press Club amid tight security.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and its other senior leaders addressed the programme.A good number of party leaders and activists started leaving the programme venue after 11:30am fearing police actions after its conclusion.Before concluding the rally 6 minutes ahead of the scheduled time, Fakhrul called upon the law enforcers not to arrest their party leaders and activists on their way back home.“I would like to call upon the law enforcers you please don’t arrest anyone from here. It’s our request to you,” he insisted.last_img read more

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Roseanne Reruns Remain Available on Amazon Prime Video Other Digital Services

first_imgIn addition, FilmRise plans to continue to make all original seasons of “Roseanne” available on the FilmRise free, ad-supported channel on Roku, as well as its apps for other platforms including Android, Apple TV, and Xbox,“While FilmRise condemns Roseanne Barr’s recent tweet about Valerie Jarrett as well as other controversial tweets she has made, we believe that does not in any way change the cultural, artistic and historic significance of the classic ‘Roseanne’ show,” FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher said in a statement to Variety. “We do not believe that audiences would be well served by being denied the completely voluntary opportunity to watch this landmark series.”Meanwhile, “Roseanne” seasons 1-9 also are available to purchase from digital retailers. Those include Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, and Google Play. Both iTunes and Google Play, in addition to offering individual seasons for $19.99 and episodes for 99 cents each, are selling the whole classic run in a $69.99 bundle.ABC’s season 10 revival, which finished as the top-rated primetime scripted TV show in the demo this year, is not currently available on (legal) digital services. Episodes had been available to stream on ABC’s site and apps, but the network yanked those earlier this week.It’s possible — at least in the short term — that publicity surrounding ABC’s cancellation of the “Roseanne” revival and Barr’s ignominious tweet will drive up digital sales and viewing of the show. But clearly, FilmRise and its partners would have preferred to have the hit show stay on the air. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img “Roseanne” has been scrubbed from ABC’s website and apps, as well as Viacom’s cable networks and Hulu — but the full run of the original series is still available from several digital services.ABC on Tuesday quickly axed “Roseanne” in response to star Roseanne Barr’s racist comment on Twitter about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. A few hours later came word that Hulu and Viacom’s TV Land, CMT and Paramount Network were pulling reruns of the original nine seasons of the sitcom.However, all episodes of the classic “Roseanne” series, which aired from 1988-97, remain available on Amazon Prime Video. The ecommerce giant began streaming the show last summer, distributed through Amazon’s Video Direct program by FilmRise (which licensed distribution rights to the original nine seasons of the TV series from Carsey-Werner Co.).last_img read more

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Motorola on authentication Were talking tattoos and pills

first_img © 2013 Phys.org MC10, whose motto is “reshaping electronics,” from the outset wanted to provide an alternative to bulky medical devices, asking instead, “What if electronics were soft and pliable? What if electronics conformed to us, instead of us conforming to them?” They have been on a course of reshaping electronics into products that bend, stretch, and flex. They developed the arm tattoo for the skin in the form of a patch can be placed on the skin. Motorola intends to work with them on an electronic tattoo for authentication.Dugan, who formerly was director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is among technology thought leaders who believe it’s high time for thinking up better methods for authentication. She said at the conference that authentication was irritating. “After 40 years of advances in computation, we’re still authenticating basically the same way we did years ago.”Yet another idea that captures Motorola’s interest, she said, belongs in the category of ingestible sensor technology: a pill from Redwood City, California based Proteus Digital Health. The latter has developed a way to make a sensor-embedded pill that you can swallow and which is then powered by the acid in your stomach—and Motorola is interested in that pill as a means for authentication. In that concept, the pill creates an 18-bit signal in your body—and your body becomes one walking authentication token. A user would authenticate identity just by touching a phone, computer or car. Citation: Motorola on authentication: We’re talking tattoos and pills (2013, June 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-motorola-authentication-tattoos-pills.html Credit: MC10 Explore furthercenter_img (Phys.org) —Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside along with the company’s senior vice present for advanced technology took to the All Things Digital stage this week to reveal what they think about the future of passwords—namely, authentication by way of arm tattoos and pills. Regina Dugan, senior vice president for advanced technology and projects, first revealed the company’s interest in exploring an electronic tattoo for use as a wearable password. This electronic tattoo, behaving as a kind of barcode, works with sensors and antennas able to recognize the user’s smartphone. The tattoo concept belongs to MC10, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm. Their tattoos, known as biostamps, were designed to track a person’s health; Motorola sees the arm stamps as feasible for use as authentication. Google coming out with two new Android phones This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Kentucky state police tweeted a rape joke during the Super Bowl

first_img(Twitter)“Enjoy watching @Robgronkoski (TE) play but if you drink & drive…your tight-end may end up in jail! #designateddriver #Super Bowl,” they wrote.The tweet was written alongside a picture of a bar of a soap on a rope, alluding to the stale joke about sexual assault within prisons.The joke was immediately lambasted by Kentucky officials including Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes, who called for an apology.“Rape & sexual assault are not joking matters. Citizens expect & deserve better of law enforcement. An apology to victims everywhere from @kystatepolice is needed,” she wrote.A separate person complained: “Another instance where police officers and departments are void of responsibility. Yeah, i’m sure this opinion is “isolated”. Thanks for showing us once again that police officers are void of responsibility for anything they have ever done, or ever will do. no matter what it may be.”(Twitter)“The Kentucky State Police represents what is wrong with US law enforcement and why career ending, mass upheaval, manual rewriting reforms are long, long overdue,” another person wrote.A third added: “I sincerely hope the “individual employee” was fired over this, not just reprimanded. Tweets written by many reveal what is in their make-up and in their hearts. I can’t imagine the KSP or any other organization wanting an employee on their staff who sent a Tweet like that-ever.”Four hours after the joke was posted, the police department deleted it and issued an apology.It read: “The Kentucky State Police apologizes for the inappropriate tweet that appeared on our Twitter feed earlier tonight. Making light of sexual assault is never acceptable, and we apologize for the distress this tweet caused, particularly to the victims of these heinous crimes. “KSP is committed to protecting against sexual assault and fighting for justice for victims. This tweet – made by an individual employee – does not represent KSP or our mission.”(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)A group of Eagles fans settled down in a gay bar in Minneapolis to watch the Super Bowl last night after mistaking it for a sports bar, but they still had an incredible time.The group of fans did not have tickets to watch the game and so they decided to find a bar to watch it instead.They stumbled across The Eagle Bolt Bar, a downtown venue that many believed was an Eagles-themed bar.A flood of Philly Eagles fans entered the bar, but native Mineeapoitans were bemused at their choice of a haunt.“Eagles fans are mistaking @eagleBoltbar as a fan bar and I am DYING. It’s more of a Bears kinda place ya’ll,” one person wrote on Twitter.“Eagles fans here at @eagleBoltbar were drawn by the name,” another added.The non-binary person in Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl advert (YouTube/coca-cola)Coca-Cola took the opportunity to run an advert featuring a lesbian couple and a non-binary person during the sports game, which is one of the most watched worldwide with 100 million people tuning in.The voiceover, which switches between different people as the camera does too, tells viewers: “There’s a Coke for he – and she – and her – and me – and them.”On the “and them,” the ad shows a person with a rainbow-coloured collar smiling at the camera.Later on, the ad shows a woman in a car, while the voiceover says: “We all have different looks.”And then – panning across to another woman in the driver’s seat – the voiceover says: “And loves.”P!nk performed at the event before Justin Timberlake, who headlined the multi-billion dollar event.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Kentucky state police made a crude rape ‘joke’ during the Super Bowl game last night about Patriots player Rob Gronkowski.The official Twitter account for the police force of Kentucky tweeted that they were enjoying watching Gronkowski play, but followed it up with a less than tasteful remark that tried to wordplay his position as a tight end on the team.  eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Bianca Del Rio makes awful rape joke about Blair St Clair and it’s not okayGay porn site owner retires after denying he’s raped starsBianca Del Rio defends Blair St Clair rape joke after massive backlashPINK NEWS-last_img read more

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