Im gonna abstain

first_imgLos Angeles: Brad Pitt has made it clear that he is not going to participate in the Oscar campaigns of his films – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Ad Astra. The 55-year-old actor has received overwhelming reviews for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and he is expected to be nominated in best supporting actor category at the 92nd Academy Awards. In James Gray’s space epic, Ad Astra, the critics have hailed Pitt’s grounded turn as an astronaut searching for his father in the outer reaches of the solar system, making him a potential candidate for best actor Oscar at the next year’s award ceremony. Pitt, however, has no plans of running an Oscar campaign for either of the films, saying that he has never chased award glory. “Oh, man. I’m gonna abstain. I mean, you never know, and it’s really nice when your number comes up.”last_img read more

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Subway sandwich artists set world record with 1481 people making sandwiches simultaneously

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Subway’s “sandwich artists” cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday.Franchisees and employees from around the world set a Guinness World Record for the “most people making sandwiches simultaneously” when 1,481 people built subs at the same time during the brand’s annual convention in Las Vegas.All of the sandwiches were donated to the Salvation Army.The previous record was set in February 2014, when 1,363 people sponsored by the dining discount company TangoTab made sandwiches at the same time in Dallas. by The Associated Press Posted Aug 1, 2015 8:54 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 1, 2015 at 9:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Subway sandwich artists set world record with 1,481 people making sandwiches simultaneously read more

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Dry season results in 300 acres of rice being lost in

A dried-out section of a rice fieldAn estimated 300 acres of rice has been lost in Region Six, Berbice as a result of the dry prevailing conditions and lack of water and a further 500 acres are under threat.This is according to Regional Chairman David Armogan.“If the rice doesn’t have water in time to grow, it burns out. That has been caused because we had about five days during which the pumps were shut down as a result of not being able to get fuel for these pumps. Since then the problem has resolved itself,” he said.On the Corentyne, the “front lands” must wait until farmers in the Black Bush Polder would have taken in water into their fields before enough is available in the canals reach the front lands, he said.While this is not the first time the situation has occurred, Armogan noted that the administration had started pumping water early so that by the time those farmers in the Black Bush Polder would have had had enough water, it will still be able to get to the front lands in time.However, the fuel shortage affected that plan. Armogan noted that plan “B” has now kicked in.“We have started to shut down certain areas and we have started to supply the areas where there is a problem. In the Yakasary South area the water has started to raise there so they should be okay by tomorrow, the 51/Goodhope area as well and the Adventure/Eversham area. That is the most affected area,” Armogan explained.Apart from Berbice, reports coming out of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) have spelled trouble for rice farmers.In fact, the Chairman of the Region, Davanand Ramdatt on Monday visited rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast, accompanied by Regional Vice Chairman, Nandranie Coonjah when they realised that thousands of acres of rice are under threat due to lack of water in the conservancy.Meanwhile, the Hydromet office has since predicted normal rainfall by April.This was related to this publication by a senior meteorologist attached to the Hydromet office, a division within the Agriculture Ministry. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBlack Bush Polder flood crippling cattle farmers, over 1000 animals reported deadJuly 5, 2017In “latest news”Berbice flooded by heavy rainfallJune 24, 2017In “latest news”Berbice farmers battling paddy bug infestationMarch 9, 2019In “latest news” read more

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Dáils public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend

first_imgTHE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS Committee has asked the heads of the HSE and the Department of Health to attend a meeting to discuss overspend in the health budget.The PAC, the public spending watchdog of the Oireachtas, will ask the heads why spending at the Department was 2.7 per cent higher than expected at €254 million, according to the latest Exchequer figures released last Tuesday.The figures were a blow for the government, which was repeatedly said that it wants to see major cuts and savings in the health sector.Ambrose McLoughlin, the most senior civil servant in the Department of Health and Tony O’Brien, the deputy CEO of the Health Service Executive will answer questions in front of the committee tomorrow afternoon from 5.30pm.The committee is expected to ask questions about why the HSE spends so much money on drugs compared to other countries, its reliance on agency staff and the cost of overtime, the cost of absenteeism, and new contracts for consultants.The HSE maintains that it will be able to  save €130 million through methods such as cutting agency staff by 50 per cent – despite HSE chief Cathal Magee telling the PAC in June that the figure was “probably an unrealistic target”.John McGuinness TD, the chairman of the PAC, said that the plan to reduce spending on drugs by using generic substitutions where possible has not materialised.“Drug costs here are around 17 per cent of the total budget, while the NHS is only 9 per cent,” said McGuinness. “What is the reason for the delay in securing a new pricing agreement for drugs? Are the Department of Health and the HSE giving this area the priority that it requires, considering the possible savings it could yield?”.The PAC will also ask the health bosses about whether hospital consultants have formally signed up to recent proposals over contracts proposed by the Labour Relations Commission.Read: Department defends underspend as unemployment stays at 14.8 per cent > Read: Exchequer returns show tax take up but deficit at over €11 billion > Read: Here’s how much money the government would raise if income tax went up >last_img read more

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One geeks dream An ATAT for America

first_imgIt’s been years since the United States had a massive monument that all of its people could rally around, regardless of their political, ideological, religious, or personal beliefs. Sure we have the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Washington Monument, but those are all old and historic. What about something new, like a fully-functional, full-scale AT-AT Imperial Walker from Star Wars? Now that would be something to rally around.Sure, America has no shortage of monuments, but how many national monuments could walk their way from coast to coast, touring the country, and stopping in cities along the way for everyone to see? Over at Tumblr, one person has called upon the nerds of America to put our collective heads together and make this a reality: a creation to give the American people something to believe in.Putting aside whether or not it’s actually possible to build something like an AT-AT Imperial Walker, and how it would be fueled and propelled if it were a real object, the project is interesting. Mike, the person behind the site, points out that he has no mechanical aptitude, and no budget to make this happen by himself, but with the power of every geek, nerd, Star Wars fan, and interested party in America, we could have a real working AT-AT strolling through the cornfields of the Midwest or watching the coast off of New York City.According to the site, the idea has already been bounced off minds like Adam Savage from Mythbusters, Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing and Make Magazine, and Ken Denmead of GeekDad, and everyone’s in agreement: this needs to happen now. So far the page has drawn well over a hundred people re-blogging the effort, a mention on G4TV’s Attack of The Show, support to raise funding at Kickstarter, and the author has posted contact information for interested parties to reach out if they want to lend their skills, resources, or money to the effort. Time will tell who’ll answer the call.Read more at AT-AT for Americalast_img read more

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Nintendo une nouvelle 3DS pour 2012

first_imgNintendo : une nouvelle 3DS pour 2012 ?La rumeur a envahi la toile en quelques heures : Nintendo envisagerait de sortir une nouvelle console dès l’année prochaine. Après le lancement décevant de la 3DS, suivie d’une réduction de son prix, la firme japonaise pourrait retravailler sa console, et peut-être même abandonner l’affichage en 3D.C’est un article du site 01net qui a lancé la rumeur : Nintendo pourrait lancer dès 2012 un nouveau modèle de console de jeux portable. Le site s’appuie sur les déclarations d’un employé de la firme nippone, qui évoque cette possibilité. En effet, la 3DS n’a pas rencontré le succès escompté auprès des joueurs, qui ont offert à la console un lancement plutôt décevant. Alors que Nintendo vient de baisser le prix de sa 3DS, le fabricant songerait donc tout simplement à abandonner l’affichage en 3D, qui peine à séduire les consommateurs. Une décision qui contraindrait la firme japonaise à changer le nom de sa console.Nintendo aurait en outre prévu d’offrir à la 3DS un second stick analogique, qui sous la forme d’un périphérique, devra être fixé sur la console. Un stick vendu pour une dizaine de dollars, selon les informations relayées par 01net. Nintendo aurait ainsi demandé aux éditeurs de jeux de travailler sur des jeux pour deux sticks analogiques.Mais alors que Sony dévoilera en 2012 sa PS Vista, Nintendo a peu de temps devant lui pour développer une console capable de la concurrencer. L’information est bien sûr à prendre avec des pincettes, mais elle reste crédible.Le 23 août 2011 à 16:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Snow to give way to clear, cold weather

first_imgMost of Clark County received measurable snowfall Sunday evening, but it created only a few problems for Monday morning’s Presidents Day commute.Temperatures hovered around freezing overnight, creating slushy roads and some patches of black ice. The National Weather Service in Portland said on its Twitter feed that unexpectedly cloudy weather acted as a blanket and kept temperatures above a predicted hard freeze.It hovered near freezing at Pearson Field in Vancouver overnight, and was still only 35 degrees at 11 a.m. Last Monday it was 49 degrees; a typical Feb. 19 would be above 50 degrees.A half-dozen traffic crashes were reported between midnight and 8 a.m. to Clark Regional Emergency Services Center. Local roads are the most slick; webcams this morning showed local freeways to be mostly bare and dry.Because it’s Presidents Day, public schools are not in session and most government offices, along with some businesses, are closed. But traffic could still be slow in traditionally tricky spots, such as Prune Hill in Camas and the Columbia River Gorge.C-Tran said Routes 9, 19 and 47 were on snow routes this morning. Regular service on 9 and 19 has been restored.last_img read more

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Major TCI Tourism Update from Minister Directer Southwest Airlines still coming Nov

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – October 20, 2017 – The Government Administration has approved a near $200,000 public relations budget for the TCI Tourist Board and Ministry of Tourism to use as it canvasses major markets with the message that the Turks and Caicos is ‘open for business’ following the September hurricanes. The Minister of Tourism on Thursday announced that by mid-December the Turks and Caicos luxury tourism brand should be completely ready. Tourism Minister Ralph Higgs and Tourist Board Director, Ramon Andrews teamed up for local media yesterday to update on the strategy, to talk about the impact of recent travel blitzes and to report on the state of the tourism industry, which is number one for the TCI. The campaign, said Minister Higgs, will run 90 to 100 days, he added that funds were immediately made available so that on the ground, face to face encounters could happen. And they are happening, over the weekend the Turks and Caicos was well represented at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry conference held in Grenada and the week before, a contingent was in New York City. The Minister, who also heads up culture and maritime confirmed that there have been meetings with more than the hotels and resorts; he said there have been significant sessions with tourism service providers including tour operators. The report is that everyone will be ready, that everyone is eager to serve. #GrandTurkCruiseCenter begins taking cruise ships on November 1st and on November 5th, as scheduled, #SouthwestAirlines will touch down at the Providenciales International Airport with its inaugural flight from Ft Lauderdale – bringing added airlift from South Florida. When it comes to the main draw of these islands, our environment and coasts; the Minister said there have been assessments with help from overseas experts. The result is an ‘optimistic’ outlook for the natural beauty of TCI including its coral reefs. The report to media (and by extension the general public) revealed that resorts are agreed to update the Minister weekly on their booking trends, and the latest info is bookings are ‘returning.’ Tourist Board Director, Ramon Andrews said that fact is due in large part to explanations by the Board, the Ministry and the Hotel and Tourism Association which are clarifying to the marketplace that the Turks and Caicos is not the British Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico or Barbuda or Dominica, where storm damages were tragically so much more severe. Andrews said Thanksgiving will be ‘soft’, but that early next year during the winter season, it will be big and he urged the tourism sector and its professionals to ‘brace for it’. As for whether or not festivals which thrill every final quarter of the year, including the Caribbean Food and Wine Festival, the Conch Festival and Maskanoo will happen – the duo said ‘Yes, they are all still on!’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#grandturkcruisecenter, #southwestairlines, CTOcenter_img TCI Community College students earn #1 at CTO Conference over other Caribbean entrants TOURISM INTO THE FUTURE TO FEATURE ON TOURISM SYMPOSIUM DAY ONElast_img read more

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Murkowski votes to advance DeVos angering Alaska school advocates

first_imgPresident Donald Trump’s nominee for Education secretary, Betsy DeVos (Screenshot of U.S. Senate video)U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski had an opportunity Tuesday morning to block President Trump’s pick for Education secretary. Thousands of Alaskans have raised objections to Betsy DeVos, but Murkowski voted in the Education Committee to send the nomination to the full Senate for a vote, and Alaska education activists are angry.Listen nowDeVos is proponent of school vouchers, with no direct experience in public schools as a student, educator or parent. Sen. Murkowski said she’s aware that many of her constituents don’t believe DeVos is right for the position.“I have to acknowledge the thousands, the thousands of Alaskans who have shared their concerns with me about Mrs. DeVos as secretary of Education,” Murkowski said, before the committee vote. “They have come to my office here in Washington, in Alaska, on the phones, in petitions.”Murkowski says she generally believes a president should be able to assemble his cabinet, but she said she has doubts about DeVos.“I have serious concerns about a nominee to be secretary of Education who has been so involved in one side of the equation, so immersed in the push for vouchers, that she may be unaware of who is broken in our public schools or how to fix it,” Murkowski said.The committee voted 12-11, along party lines, to advance DeVos’s nomination to the full Senate, and Murkowski was one of the 12. The senator warned, though, that she might not vote for confirmation.“Do know that she has not yet earned my full support, and when each of us have the opportunity to vote aye or nay on the floor, I would not advise that she yet count on my vote,” she said.That wasn’t enough for Anchorage resident Deena Mitchell.“I cannot express the level of shock and just sadness that Sen. Murkowski did not stand up for our Alaskan children,” said Mitchell, member of Great Alaska Schools, a group that has been rallying Alaska opposition to DeVos. They say the nominee doesn’t appear committed to the concept that all children deserve a great chance at education.Great Alaska Schools, with 24-hours notice, organized a lunchtime demonstration at Murkowski’s Anchorage office on Monday. Mitchell said about 250 people showed up, and she said Murkowski’s staffers told her their phones are inundated.“They said every chance they get, every 15 minutes, they are emptying that voicemail and it fills right back up,” Mitchell said. “So Alaskans are persistent, they keep trying to call until they can get it through to that voicemail.”(Murkowski, in a Facebook post last week, said her offices have been flooded with  “phone calls from the Lower 48.” She suggested Alaskans contact her through her website if they have trouble getting through on the phone.)Some Alaskans are pointing to the DeVos family’s contributions to Murkwoski’s political campaign – more than $40,000.  Mitchell says she doesn’t believe in conspiracy theories – and the contributions were in 2015, long before anyone knew Trump would be elected president or that DeVos would be his nominee. But Mitchell says the contributions may have had a subtle influence.“I think it’s difficult when somebody has been supportive of you, and been friendly toward you. I’m sure it’s difficult to then vote against somebody like that. I think it’s just human nature,” Mitchell said.Mitchell says she hopes to keep the pressure on Murkowski until the Senate vote.Earlier in the day, the Senate Energy Committee, which Murkowski chairs, voted to send Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke to the full Senate for a vote, as well as the nominee to head the Energy Department, Rick Perry.last_img read more

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Big day for the little ones

first_imgAfnan, 7, (R) and Arisha, 5, (L) from Mirpur in Dhaka are seen in their favourite red outfits. Afnan is excited about his dolphin T-shirt. Photo: CollectedAs the new moon appears in the sky, ending the month of Ramadan and ushering in Eid, the children are thrilled. Their excitement is tangible as the festive day unfolds.The celebration is brought to life and made colourful by the little ones, bursting out in all sorts of activities.How do the children want to spend the day?In answer to this, Nameera, 4, said, “I want to wear my new dress.” She lives in Bashundhara of Dhaka. She will be spending the day with her grandparents in Dhaka. Eid means new clothes to her. She didn’t elaborate on any other wish for the day, repeating, “New dress, new dress, and new dress!”Wahi Adyan Islam, 5, from Khilgaon of Dhaka. He is sad as his mother has office this Eid. Photo: CollectedNameera just voiced a chief attraction of Eid for every kid. New clothes make up most of the joy for the day.As Homaira said, she was so happy that all her shopping was already done. On top of that, her mother had let her choose her own outfit from Aarong. The class five student of Siddheswari School helps her father in his grocery shop. Every year she spends the holidays with her “cousins in Uttara.”Wahi Adyan Islam, 5, from Khilgaon remained silent on the issue. The grumpy boy said, “I won’t go anywhere.” He was sulky, because his mother would have to go to office on Eid. Wahi’s mum said he she would keep him in his grandparents’ house. The boy cheered up a bit at the thought of wearing matching panjabis with his cousins on the special occasion.Padya Parivash, 3, from Bashundhara of Dhaka will wear a white dress this Eid. Photo: Collected.Unlike Wahi, Afnan, 7, of Mirpur has a lot of plans ahead of the day as he will be going to his grandpa’s house in Pangsha, Rajbari for Eid. He is excited about his new crocodile and dinosaur shirts and especially the one “with the dolphin waving a flipper.” He will spend the time playing with his cousin, Turjo, and visit relations. “I’ll listen to stories from grandpa. He hunted birds when he was young,” the boy was really enthusiastic.Afnan’s little sister Arisha, 5, just reiterated her brother’s wishes and added, “I want to decorate my hands with henna. I’ll go to new places if mum takes me.” Her mother, a private college teacher in Mirpur, said both her children loved red very much. So she bought red outfits for them.Shakibul Hassan, 8, has some plans too. When most of the people were going out of Dhaka for the festival, Shakib’s destination is opposite. He will go to his uncle’s house in Dhaka from his house in Palashbari, Nabinagar of Savar. He is very fond of his young uncle and loves to make plans together on such occasions.Tanjila, 9, (R) from Rampura in Dhaka wants to visit new places to celebrate Eid. The photo was taken from Hatirjheel area on 21 May 2018 by Nusrat NowrinPadya Parivash, a three and a half year old kid from Bashundhara residential area declined to talk. “She wants to go to her Ammupakhi’s (aunt) house in Sheorapara,” said her mother, Naznin Akhter.  She would wear a white dress bought by her aunt. Padya loves it there because of her cousins, Naznin said.Eid is very different for Tanjila, 9 and her plans are quite different, “O Allah! I can’t go anywhere, I will stay here. I earn the most at this time.” The girl sits with her weighing machine in Hatirjheel and passersby pay her to take their weight. That makes her business which steps up on holidays. Romela, another working girl beside her echoed, “Yes. We stay till eleven at night.”Answering what she wished to do on Eid, Tanjila stared with inquisitive eyes and a reluctant smile, saying, “I wish I could visit a lot of places.” She may not have new clothes for Eid, but she has dreams.last_img read more

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Baltimore Homicides Rise with Brother of Police Spokesman Stepson of Prominent Attorney

first_imgThe younger brother of a Baltimore Police Department spokesman became the city’s 173rd homicide victim.Dionay Smith, 24, who was fatally shot on July 2, was found in his home around 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of Argyle Avenue.  He is the younger brother of the police spokesman T.J. Smith.Dionay Smith was fatally shot on July 2. (Courtesy Photo)Police released surveillance video hoping the public can identify the suspect.Smith, who often informs the public about violent homicides, learned of his brother’s murder while on the job and he discussed his death in the context of his job in an emotional Facebook post.“For the last couple of years, I’ve notified the public of many tragedies, mostly death, specifically homicide, related. I’ve been on crime scenes and heard the wails of family members when they discover it’s their loved one who is deceased…On Sunday evening, one of the names that came to me was way too familiar. Dionay Smith. My brother, known as Dion, is the only person I’ve ever known with the name Dionay. Like many families who have been in that position, I was in denial. I immediately contacted investigators to learn more about the Dionay who was found deceased from a gunshot wound. I also did what is instinctual; I called his cell phone several times. Of course, there was no answer. However, I remained in denial,” Smith said.“Now this might sound like a cliche, but it is true- my brother was a good kid,” Smith said on Facebook. “He wasn’t ‘about that life.’ He worked two jobs, helped out Ericka Alston-Buck at the Kids Safe Zone in the past and he spent time with his kids. I used to tell him, ‘the busier you are, the less time and desire you’ll have to be on the streets,’” Smith added.Dionay Smith leaves behind three young children.The stepson of a well-known defense attorney was gunned down in the early hours of July 1. His stepdad said he wants the public to come forward with answers.Warren Brown held a press conference July 3, and spoke about the murder of his stepson, 22 year-old Louis “Cody” Young.Louis “Cody” Young was killed July 1. (Courtesy Photo)“They are like animals who are preying on innocent people and Cody was an innocent person, Cody was not part of the game. He was not a part of the streets,” Brown said.According to police, around 1:10 a.m. on July 1, a silver Volkswagen pulled into the BP gas station in the 3300 block of Garrison Boulevard in Northwest Baltimore. Police say two suspects jumped out of the vehicle and began shooting multiple times.Brown speculated his oldest son Matthew Brown, 27, may have been the target because he was with his stepbrother the night of the shooting at the gas station.Matthew Brown was arrested on human trafficking charges in 2015.Brown is offering $10,000 in reward money for any information leading to the arrest of those involved.Police have released surveillance video of the shooting in hopes that someone might come forward.“This is a very much open investigation, we’re hoping someone from the community will recognize these suspects or have some sort of information that we can use to move this case forward and identify both suspects and make an arrest,” said Detective Jeremy Silbert, a spokesperson for Baltimore Police.Young was taken to an area hospital and died a short time later. Police said they do not have a motive for the shooting.“They are leaving carnage in their wake and they need to be caged like dangerous animals,” said Brown.The defense attorney says the $10,000 reward to solve his stepson’s murder will likely grow because other attorneys have volunteered to chip in.Brown added that he would not rely only on law enforcement officials to solve Young’s murder.“I represent people on the streets. I have people out there beating the bushes,” Brown said.Brown says he may use more discretion when he chooses who he represents as a defense attorney in the future. He says he may not be able to deal with people he believes target the innocent.“…For those who I look at and I can see, yeah this is a dangerous dude here…I think it’s not going to be my cup of tea, not anymore,” Brown said. “Especially when you’ve got innocent people involved.”last_img read more

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Upcoming Xbox One games we cant wait to play

first_imgA new Xbox doesn’t just mean new hardware, it also means a ton of new games are on the way. Here is a quick look at the upcoming Xbox One games that we’re most looking forward to playing.One of the great things about this next generation of consoles is the ease with which game developers will be able to make their titles cross platform. The x86 architecture to the Xbox One will ensure that we’ll get games that are not only cross platform, but don’t suffer from the Day 1 rush that often ends in release titles that aren’t so great. It’s clear, based on what we’ve seen so far. that throughout the next year there’s going to be quite a few interesting games for this next generation console.Xbox One exclusivesWhile Microsoft is sure to have their staple titles available for the Xbox One, there’s some exciting exclusives that don’t have Halo or Forza in the name.Ryse: Son of Rome – A visually stunning fighter that puts you in control of a Roman legion, with elements of battlefield-wide strategy as well as one on one combat in the trailers we’ve seen so far. Ryse looks like it could be a really unique take on the army combat genre, as long as we’re not drowning in Quick Time Events.Killer Instinct – If for no other reason than sheer nostalgia, this game is pretty high on our list. The side scrolling one on one fighter has gotten a serious gameplay and graphics overhaul, while making it clear that this is still the game we all remember from our childhood.Titanfall – While this is technically a Microsoft exclusive and not an Xbox One exclusive, with releases planned for the 360 and the PC, Titanfall is a fantastic looking futuristic shooter with a serious eye on multiplayer. This is also one of the big titles to take advantage of Microsoft’s cloud gaming services for the Xbox One, and so far it looks like it will be a ton of fun.Multi-platform greatnessThe list of games that will be available for both the One and the PS4 that have been announced already make it clear that no matter which console you choose, we all win.The Division – The latest game to come from a Tom Clancy universe is strangely futuristic and set in the past at the same time. This shooter puts you in the middle of a world where a virus has crippled most of the US, and your team must step in and set things right. Everything from the HUD to the futuristic map layouts from the perspective of the character all feel like a great game to try out.Watch Dogs – Possibly the most anticipated game from the console launches so far this year, Watch Dogs sets you up as a hacker on a mission. The open world game gives you a smartphone capable of hacking just about anything, and a storyline that makes sure you’ll use it anytime you can to avoid getting shot to pieces. The multitplayer and player vs player aspects to the game are also very exciting, but it’s not been made entirely clear how well they tie into the core game yet.The Elder Scrolls Online – Each of the Elder Scrolls titles has been better designed and more popular than the last, and now it looks like we’ll be able to take on this world in a whole new way. An Elder Scrolls MMO is either going to be absolutely incredible or just mostly great, and with this game coming out on multiple platforms at the same time it is clear that there will be a ton of people eager to play when this game drops.Kingdom Hearts IIICautiously optimisticThere were a couple of titles announced recently that could be really great, but have equal potential to be really disappointing. We’ve got our hopes up, just not quite as high as some of the others.The Crew – A new take on the racing game, where you roam around in an open world and form a crew with other online players. As a crew, you can complete various challenges from street racing to big vehicle takedowns where you rob a truck Fast and Furious style for cash. It’s a great way to bring co-op gameplay to racing, and it looks like a lot of fun even if you’re not a huge fan of car games, but it’s not clear how the game would stay interesting after you rob your tenth tractor trailer full of computers.Kingdom Hearts 3 – It’s hard not to get excited about the first KH title for the Xbox, but so far there’s very little information about the actual game. The video that has been released brought back some of our favorite characters, but at this point a lot of the plot of the series has been distributed amongst Nintendo DS and 3DS games that most Xbox One owners are unlikely to have played. There’s a delicate balance here between catering to the hardcore fans of the franchise and making a game that is fun for people who have never played before.Which Xbox One titles are you most excited for? Are you eagerly awaiting the answer to why Master Chief is wearing a dusty cowl, or are you pricing out your next vehicle simulation rig for Forza? 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Testing shows billfish demonstrate bone remodeling without osteocytes

first_imgGross morphology and ultrastructure of billfish bone. Credit: PNAS, Ayelet Atkins, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1412372111 More information: Remodeling in bone without osteocytes: Billfish challenge bone structure–function paradigms, PNAS, Ayelet Atkins, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1412372111AbstractA remarkable property of tetrapod bone is its ability to detect and remodel areas where damage has accumulated through prolonged use. This process, believed vital to the long-term health of bone, is considered to be initiated and orchestrated by osteocytes, cells within the bone matrix. It is therefore surprising that most extant fishes (neoteleosts) lack osteocytes, suggesting their bones are not constantly repaired, although many species exhibit long lives and high activity levels, factors that should induce considerable fatigue damage with time. Here, we show evidence for active and intense remodeling occurring in the anosteocytic, elongated rostral bones of billfishes (e.g., swordfish, marlins). Despite lacking osteocytes, this tissue exhibits a striking resemblance to the mature bone of large mammals, bearing structural features (overlapping secondary osteons) indicating intensive tissue repair, particularly in areas where high loads are expected. Billfish osteons are an order of magnitude smaller in diameter than mammalian osteons, however, implying that the nature of damage in this bone may be different. Whereas billfish bone material is as stiff as mammalian bone (unlike the bone of other fishes), it is able to withstand much greater strains (relative deformations) before failing. Our data show that fish bone can exhibit far more complex structure and physiology than previously known, and is apparently capable of localized repair even without the osteocytes believed essential for this process. These findings challenge the unique and primary role of osteocytes in bone remodeling, a basic tenet of bone biology, raising the possibility of an alternative mechanism driving this process. In humans, in order for bones to maintain their strength, they undergo a two-step process called remodeling. The first step involves tearing down damaged bone while the second involves adding new growth to replace material that is lost. Both parts of the process rely on cells known as osteocytes and together they leave behind telltale signs of re-growth known as osteons. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn whether the bones in billfish, such as marlin and swordfish, undergo the same process to maintain bone strength.Billfish, with their long pointy bills, are very well known and prized by deep sea fishermen. But, those long bills are actually extensions of their lower jaw, which means they are bones—rostral bones, actually. Also, because the fish use the long, sword-like rostral bones for killing prey, often after high speed pursuit, the bones undergo very high stresses, which logic would suggest, means they must have some means of maintaining that strength—in its absence the bones would break and the fish would starve to death. To find out what mechanisms are at play, the researches obtained several samples from five different species of billfish, analyzed them under a microscope and then subjected them to stress tests.The researchers found telltale signs of remodeling, i.e. the existence of osteons in the long rostral bones but no sign of osteocytes—this suggests of course that some other unknown cells are involved in the process. They note that the osteons exhibited very high density but were an order of magnitude smaller than for similar sized mammals. The rostral bones were also particularly stiff, equal to that of bones in horses, and could take a huge amount of stress before breaking. The team’s findings upend conventional thinking which has held that virtually all bone remodeling in animals involves some type of osteocytes. Researchers find physical activity in youth leads to stronger bones in old age Explore further Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencescenter_img © 2014 Phys.org (Phys.org) —A large team of biologists with members from Israel, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. has found that billfish are able to remodel their large protruding jawbones in the absence of osteocytes. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their research and results and the implications of what they found. 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. Citation: Testing shows billfish demonstrate bone remodeling without osteocytes (2014, October 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-billfish-bone-remodeling-osteocytes.htmllast_img read more

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first_imgNicosia’s White Walls building by the architect Jean Nouvel are being illuminated for two days with Finnish colours, to mark the centenary of Finland´s independence.The 17-storey building in the centre of Nicosia, also known as Tower 25, was illuminated on Tuesday and again on Wednesday with the Finnish flag colours, blue and white. Finland´s Independence Day is celebrated on December 6.To mark the 100th anniversary of the Finnish independence, celebrations will take place in Finland with more than 5,000 projects, as well as abroad in over 100 countries. The most visible part of the anniversary is illuminating famous buildings with colours of the Finnish flag.The building chosen for the same purpose in Nicosia, was due to that it “celebrates architecture and is considered a landmark for the city”.“At the centre of Nicosia, facing the medieval walls and the moat that enclose the old part of the city, White Walls rises 17 floors above ground reaching 67 metres.The building itsefl was awarded as the Best Tall Building in the Europe Region for 2016,” the Finnish embassy said in an announcement.“The story of the 100-year-old independence is extraordinary: Unbroken period of 100 years of democracy and  problem solving, resulting in top positions in different international rankings. The success rests on the values cherished by the Finns: democracy, education, equality and freedom of speech”.Finland became an independent state on December 6, 1917. As a nation Finland is much older, having a history of 600 years as a part of Sweden and preserving its own Scandinavian features also while having an autonomous position under the Russian tsar 1809-1917.  You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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in respect to political advertising have not evolved" said Joseph Jerome policy counsel of advocacy group Center for Democracy & Technology "New industry-led self regulatory efforts may solve this problem It also has the potential to make the situation worse if the FEC does not engage in meaningful oversight" At the most basic level FEC commissioners are trying to decide how online ads should display a disclaimer that generically reads: "Paid for by Committee X Not authorized by any candidate of candidates committee" This disclaimer is required per a 2002 federal law for ads that expressly support or denounce a candidate or solicits contributions Exemptions for small or impractical media exist however and include bumper stickers campaign buttons even skywriting messages As digital advertising began to balloon Facebook asked the FEC for an exemption from the requirements But commissioners deadlocked on a decision in 2011 and provided no formal guidance Late last year Take Back Action Fund a nonprofit asked the FEC for guidance on how best to include disclaimers on political ads it runs on Facebook The FEC did agree in an advisory opinion that the nonprofit must include a clear sponsorship disclaimer on any Facebook ads But the FEC didnt provide specific direction on what that disclaimer should look like Republican Commissioner Matthew Petersen said he would prefer a clear-cut set of rules so committees wont continually have to come to the FEC for advice Among the pressing questions: What size should the required disclaimer be Can viewers simply click an icon to see this message What icon Is a groups free speech stifled by needing to include such a long message in limited digital space Some panelists didnt see the merit in these specific guidelines "Rules focused on characters pixels seconds font size contrast and other visual factors are too inflexible to withstand technological change" said Dave Grimaldi the executive vice president of the media company Interactive Advertising Bureau who favored a more simple approach using an advertising icon to link to the required information But the FEC as currently constituted rarely finds common ground on high-profile and ideologically fraught matters such as regulating Internet ads One former commissioner Democrat Ann Ravel even faced death threats when she suggested in 2014 that the FEC re-examine its "approach to the Internet and other emerging technologies" "DEMS ON FEC MOVE TO REGULATE DRUDGE" shouted a headline stripped across the top of the Drudge Report The Republican commissioners say theyre concerned the FEC will suppress free speech with online ad restrictions and theyve repeatedly stressed that the slow-moving agency cannot adapt quickly enough to technological changes Case in point: the agency spent months creating a packet of fake ads to test out their proposed rules Brendan Fischer of the Campaign Legal Center pointed out the packet is already out of date since Facebook has updated its sponsor message Hunter says she cares about a "clear objective and administratable standard that works for all platforms" Weintraub says she wants to set guidelines in time for the end of the midterm elections "More elections are going to happen when were watching and waiting and I don’t feel like we have [that] luxury" Weintraub said Weintraub added that she wants to help voters make informed decisions and "deter and detect bad conduct" such as Russian interference in US elections Said Grimaldi: "The last election showed exactly what can happen when there arent cops on the beat and too much is being taken for granted as to how a litany of things [like political ads] can be weaponized" While invited Google Facebook and Twitter declined to testify at Wednesdays FEC hearing although all did submit written comments (The FEC says it received "165800 public comments and signatories to others comments" overall) Google and Twitter warned in their statements that some of the FECs suggestions would not work on emerging ways of advertising such as voiceovers in newly-popular six-second videos The required script would not fit in that format Each tech company also touted their new transparency policies Facebook for example has published a database of archived political ads Facebook and Twitter each added new "paid by" disclaimer labels and now along with Google require sensitive information such as Social Security number digits to post ads Twitter goes so far to require a US passport in some cases A top Facebook executive Tuesday said the company will unveil a strategy to better distinguish between political ads and news stories about politics an issue thats vexed media organizations trying to promote their articles mentioning politics and being rejected Nonprofit news organizations such as the Center for Public Integrity Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting ProPublica and The Hechinger Report are among those affected Separately Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter endorsed the Honest Ads Act a congressional measure that would require popular digital platforms to maintain public records of advertisers who spent $500 or more on ads and more details on the purchaser and targeted audience The bill is currently being considered in committee Weintraub expressed disappointment that Facebook Twitter and Google didnt send representatives to Wednesdays public hearing which is scheduled to continue Thursday The tech companies presence at the hearing “would have been more useful than a panel of constitutional lawyers” said Weintraub the sole commissioner who regularly uses a Twitter account The Center for Public Integrityis a nonprofit investigative news organization based in Washington DC Contact us at editors@timecomIf Americans change their diets to meet the current federal dietary guidelines greenhouse gas emissions could increase a new study reports University of Michigan researchers looked at the current USDA’s dietary guidelines and the emissions associated with the production of 100 different foods They then looked at how these emissions would increase or decrease if Americans adopted the dietary guidelines The current guidelines recommend Americans eat more fruits and vegetables whole grains fish lean meat and fat-free or low fat dairy products It’s well known that meat production is bad for the environment and while the current guidelines do not say that Americans should decrease their intake the recommended amount of consumption is lower than what Americans consume on average A real drop in meat consumption would lower greenhouse gas emissions but if that consumption is replaced with an increase in other animal-based foods like dairy products then emissions will once again go up The researchers point out animal-based foods are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions per pound than plant-based foods and that both beef and dairy cow production are tied to heavy emissions since they require a lot of feed (and therefore fertilizer and fuel for equipment) Cows also excrete a significant amount of methane–even if they’re just being milked The US food system is paying more attention to sustainability but the researchers say that our environmental and food goals are still not aligned It’s not like we do a great job of following these guidelines anyway: the average American consumes about 2534 calories a day significantly more than the advised 2000 calories At 2534 daily calories consumed the researchers estimate an increase of 12% in greenhouse gas emissions But even if we did obey the caloric guidelines and lowered our average intake to 2000 calories those emissions will only decrease by 1% “This perhaps surprising result suggests that even with a greater than 20% decrease in caloric intake and considerable decreases in meat consumption a shift to a recommended diet may not result in significant decreases in [greenhouse gas emissions]” the researchers write in their study The 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