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first_imgClick here if you have trouble viewing this gallery in your mobile device.OAKLAND — Steph Curry unleashed an F-bomb as he trotted to the bench, grimacing in pain as he placed nine of his 10 fingers against his knees. The 10th, the middle finger on his left hand, dangled in the air.As Clint Capela rolled to the basket and received a lob from Chris Paul three and a half minutes into the game, Curry slid over from the corner and swiped at the ball with his left hand. Instead of knocking the ball …last_img


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first_imgThe men of muddle earth are wondering what to do with their hobbit prisoners.  Elizabeth Culotta wrote in Science about the ongoing debates among paleoanthropologists about how to interpret the diminutive skeletons found in the Liang Bua cave of Flores in Indonesia, affectionately dubbed hobbits.1  After four years of study (10/27/2004, 06/06/2006, 08/21/2006, 10/11/2006), there is still no consensus on whether they were diseased modern humans or some evolutionary side branch of hominids from Africa.    Paleoanthropologists meeting in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month got their first views of the LB1 skeleton.  William Jungers of State University of New York at Stony Brook claimed the creature had a slow gait, due to abnormalities with its feet.  He believes the hobbit provides a window into the primitive bipedal foot of australopithecines.  For that to be true, Leslie Aiello of New York City countered, it would have had to remain unchanged for a long time.  “How it got there and managed to persist–that’s clearly a challenge to explain.”  Others said there is no evidence for a migration like that.  To invent such a story is clearly a case of “special pleading.”    In short, no consensus has emerged about these small humans.  “Given the wildly diverging opinions on the hobbit,” Culotta ended, ‘Somebody’s going to take a big fall here.’”  She was quoting paleoanthropologist C. Owen Lovejoy of Kent State University in Ohio.  Maybe the fall will become evident by fall (autumn, that is).  Another research team will be excavating the cave this summer.1.  Elizabeth Culotta, “When Hobbits (Slowly) Walked the Earth,” Science, 25 April 2008: Vol. 320. no. 5875, pp. 433-435, DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5875.433.Evolutionists would love to have another case of chimps becoming humans here.  The early hopes have not materialized.  Our prediction: the skeletons will be shown to be human.  Wait and see.  They’ll find a fingernail-sized cell phone or something.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


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first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA – Doctors dispatched to a northern Ontario reserve to treat children with skin conditions say remote communities are dealing with an ongoing medical crisis, the result of a shortage of medical services. Three physicians from the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority have written an open letter calling for more resources to deal with persistent problems at the Kashechewan First Nation and elsewhere. The letter, released by northern Ontario MP Charlie Angus, urges Canadians not to tolerate the level of health care access available in the area. The report echoes conclusions presented last spring by the federal auditor general, who found quality health care in remote First Nations communities is sorely lacking. The letter comes ahead of an expected meeting with Health Minister Jane Philpott, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins and Nishnawbe Aski Nation leaders. Their dialogue is expected to focus on the public health emergency declared last month by NAN, a political organization representing northern Ontario First Nations. A spokesman for Philpott could not provide specific details but confirmed the meeting was scheduled for this week.last_img read more


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first_img Related Items:creative industries, Minister ANTHONY Hylton Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, July 6 (JIS): Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the Government is implementing measures to facilitate the growth and prosperity of the creative industries.The initiatives, he said, are in recognition of the creative industries as a generator of wealth for the mass of Jamaicans, and a driver of gross domestic product (GDP) growth.“This is why it is linked to the growth agenda…and captured in a number of things…like the Vision 2030 plan, the national growth agenda, and it is the reason why the Creative and Cultural Industries Commission was created,” Minister Hylton noted, while addressing a recent JIS News Think Tank.Among the measures being put in place to promote the creative industries, is the passage and enactment of the Security Interests in Personal Property (SIPP) Act. The legislation provides for increased access to financing by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME), by allowing personal property (non-real estate assets) to be used as collateral for loans.This means that owners of creative works, innovators and inventors, are now able to leverage their intellectual property (IP), such as copyright, patents and trademarks to be used as collateral.He informed that the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM) has been mandated to work with the Government in order to increase loan access, with other institutions slated to follow suit.“So, the banks need to get very creative and our traditional financial institutions should start soon to work with intellectual capital of various forms whether it be film, music, animation, art, drama,” he said.Minister Hylton informed that talks have been held with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for assistance “to work with the banks and to help them with IP evaluation…so that they can mitigate the risks around that kind of activity to drive sustained growth and build inclusion.”As it relates to copyright, Minister Hylton told JIS News that the Ministry has accepted the Senate’s comments on the Copyright Act.“The amendments to the Act are tremendous and will give this creative economy a significant lift and part of the deliberate strategy to build a framework to move away from real estate-based activity as a source of access to capital,” he noted.The Bill, which was passed on June 9, 2015 in the House of Representatives, extends copyright protection from 50 to 95 years, for content belonging to corporations. Authors of literary works, dramatic, and musical creations will also enjoy the added protection. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


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first_imgAt least 20 people were injured when a portion of a dilapidated building collapsed during a temple procession in Karnataka’s Tumakuru district on Wednesday. #BIGNEWS: A part of house falls off during a fair in #Tumakuru injuring 20 people. The incident took place in Kunigal when Goddess Chowdeshwari’s idol was being taken on a procession. pic.twitter.com/3NlrV8niiW— NEWS9 (@NEWS9TWEETS) April 24, 2019According to reports, the incident occurred in Kunigal town when people gathered on the streets and on top of buildings to watch the procession of Goddess Chowdeshwarai’s idol.Several people had gathered on the terrace of the collapsed building to watch the procession when the incident happened. the injured were immediately taken to nearby hospitals.A case has been registered at Huliyurudurga police station in Kunigal.last_img read more


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first_imgIn this undated photo provided on 2 July 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits Sinuiju Chemical Fibre Mill in Sinuiju, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: `KCNA` which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. Photo : APAs secretary of state Mike Pompeo prepares to travel this week to North Korea, experts cautioned that the Trump administration’s plan to dismantle the North’s nuclear weapons and missiles in a year is both unrealistic and risky.The State Department said Pompeo would arrive Friday on his third visit to Pyongyang in three months. It will be the first visit by a senior US official since president Donald Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong Un on 12 June in Singapore, where the North Korean leader committed to “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean Peninsula.Trump’s questionable claim afterward that the North was no longer a nuclear threat was soon displaced by doubts about how to achieve denuclearisation, a goal that has eluded US administrations for the past quarter-century since Pyongyang began producing fissile material for bombs.The president tweeted Tuesday that talks on the next steps with North Korea are “going well” and claimed his efforts had defused any nuclear threat.”If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!” Trump tweeted. He said: “no Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months. All of Asia is thrilled.”But experts say there is no proof North Korea’s halt of nuclear and missile tests means the North will take concrete steps to give up such weapons. They also say the US has an unrealistic approach to North Korea’s denuclearisation.Less than three weeks ago, Pompeo said the United States wanted North Korea to take “major” nuclear disarmament steps within the next two years – before the end of Trump’s first term in January 2021. Even that was viewed as bullish by nonproliferation experts considering the scale of North Korea’s weapons program and its history of evasion and reluctance to allow verification of disarmament agreements.On Sunday, Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, publicized the more ambitious one-year plan that he said Pompeo will be discussing with the North Koreans. Bolton, who has expressed hardline views on North Korea, said that if Pyongyang has decided to give up its nuclear weapons program and is cooperative, then “we can move very quickly” and they can win sanctions relief and aid from South Korea and Japan.The rapid timeline he proposed contrasts with more measured, methodical strategies that most North Korea experts insist are needed to produce a lasting denuclearisation agreement. They say any solid deal will require Kim to be completely transparent about his program – at a time when intelligence reports suggest he will try to deceive the United States about the extent of his covert weapons or facilities.The one-year plan is predicated on the North Koreans “rolling over and playing dead,” said Joel Wit, a former State Department official who helped negotiate a 1994 agreement that temporarily froze Pyongyang’s nuclear program. “If it’s our going-in position, it’s fine. We should give it a try and see where it goes. If it’s our bottom line, it’s dead on arrival and then provides a pretext for John Bolton to make mischief.”To date, Kim has halted nuclear and missile tests and has destroyed tunnels at the North’s nuclear test site, but the authoritarian nation has yet to take concrete steps toward abandoning its weapons programs. Recent think tank analyses using satellite imagery suggest that Pyongyang may even be expanding some facilities linked to its missile and nuclear programs.The Washington Post on Saturday cited unnamed US intelligence officials as concluding that North Korea does not intend to fully surrender its nuclear stockpile. Evidence collected since the summit points to preparations to deceive the US about the number of nuclear warheads in North Korea’s arsenal as well as the existence of undisclosed facilities used to make fissile material for nuclear bombs, according to the report. Some aspects of the updated intelligence were reported Friday by NBC News.A US official told The Associated Press that the Post’s report was accurate and that the assessment reflected the consistent view across US government agencies for the past several weeks. The official was not authorised to comment publicly on the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.North Korea and Washington have yet to negotiate the terms under which the North would relinquish its weapons, so Pyongyang can be expected to seek leverage in those discussions. But those reported activities could add to misgivings in the United States, which has seen agreements with the North flounder before, often amid allegations of evasion or cheating. Pyongyang has often had its own complaints about Washington over slow delivery of aid and imposition of sanctions.”Denuclearisation is no simple task. There is no precedent for a country that has openly tested nuclear weapons and developed a nuclear arsenal and infrastructure as substantial as the one in North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons,” Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, wrote in a commentary published Monday.A strategy by David Albright at the Institute for Science and International Security suggests the US needs to get Kim to disclose a complete list of all his nuclear program sites and materials, including uranium and plutonium. He also said Trump and Kim should decide whether to move the nuclear weapons out of North Korea to dismantle them or do it inside the country.Even if North Korea is cooperative, the magnitude of dismantling its weapons of mass destruction programs, believed to encompass dozens of sites, will be tough, according to Stanford University academics, including nuclear physicist Siegfried Hecker, a leading expert on the North’s nuclear program.The Stanford team has proposed a 10-year roadmap, based on its belief that “North Korea will not give up its weapons and its weapons program until its security can be assured.”last_img

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first_imgTHE LATEST on the Texas church shooting (all times local):LYNDA GONZALEZ / KUT NEWSCommunity members gathered on Nov. 6 in Ball Park in Sutherland Springs to hold a memorial service for the victims.3:20 p.m.Longtime congregants at the small-town Texas church where a gunman’s rampage left more than two dozen dead say they were afraid of the attacker.Husband and wife Rod and Judy Green tell The Associated Press Friday that they are good friends with Devin Kelley’s in-laws, and that Kelley had often exhibited troubling behavior.Authorities have said Kelley’s mother-in-law attended First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and she’d gotten threatening texts from him.Rod Green says that at a Christmas dinner one year, Kelley had “bragged about being armed.” The Greens also said they watched Kelley closely when he showed up wearing all black last month at a festival at the church.Judy Green says Kelley was “completely distant and way out in thought.”Kelley died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound after Sunday’s massacre.___12:40 p.m.The sanctuary of the small-town Texas church where a gunman carried out a massacre will be turned into a temporary memorial for the more than two dozen victims.The grounds steward of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs tells The Associated Press Friday that services will never take place there again and the building will eventually be demolished.The gunman shot and killed 25 people at the church on Sunday. Authorities have put the official toll at 26, because one victim was pregnant.Grounds steward Rod Green says the building will be scrubbed down and the church will place 26 chairs inside to commemorate the victims.Green says the church plans to build a new structure on church property elsewhere. Green says regular services will be held Sunday at a community hall run by a local association.___12:15 p.m.More than 500 people have attended a private funeral on a San Antonio-area Air Force base for a husband and wife who were among the more than two dozen killed when a gunman opened fire at a small-town Texas church.The San Antonio Express-News reports that the service for Scott and Karen Marshall was held Thursday afternoon at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.Randy Martin, spokesman for the 12th Flying Training Wing, says a traditional military funeral was held for the couple, who were killed Sunday at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. The service was closed to media and the public at their family’s request.Martin told the newspaper that Karen Marshall was promoted posthumously to senior master sergeant. She had been planning to retire from the military soon. Martin said Scott Marshall, already a military retiree, was a civilian employee at the base.___12:05 p.m.Medical officials say 11 people remain hospitalized with wounds from Texas church shooting that left more than two dozen dead remain hospitalized.Conditions of the patients at two San Antonio hospitals range from good to critical. They were among those wounded when a gunman opened fire at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs last Sunday. The gunman died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being chased by bystanders and crashing his car.Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday reported having seven patients from the church. The hospital says patients include five adults and two children.University Health System had four patients, two of whom are children.Officials at both hospitals declined to release more specific information on the wounded patients.___10:05 a.m.A weekly food pantry has resumed operations at a site next to the Texas church that less than a week ago endured the state’s worst mass shooting.The pantry’s director, Lula White, was among the more than two dozen killed Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Sutherlands Springs. White was also the 71-year-old grandmother of the gunman’s wife.On Friday, people crowded the small space, tearfully hugging and filling bags with donated bakery goods, groceries and used clothing. As 68-year-old Brandy Johnson walked in, she exclaimed she could “see Lu at the desk.”Husband and wife, Rod and Judy Green, have operated the pantry for 11 years. They were married at First Baptist but didn’t attend the service that Devin Kelley brought to an untimely end with semi-automatic gunfire.___12:04 a.m.Some gave blood. Others stocked the food pantry.Residents and neighbors of Sutherland Springs volunteered Thursday as a way help the tiny Texas community recover from the shooting at a Baptist church that left more than two dozen dead.Twenty-year-old Karyssa Calbert of neighboring Floresville, who is six months pregnant, could not give blood but came to give moral support. She says people are doing what they can, “but honestly everyone feels so helpless.”The pastor of the First Baptist Church says that the church will be demolished. Members and visitors say the congregation should continue but not in the same building. One assistant to the congregation says she and others are trying to figure out a temporary solution to keep it going, perhaps in another building. Sharelast_img read more


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first_imgPassport photos are never flattering but this one might be the worst yet Posted by Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Share “Chelsey was furious,” said Ramos’ boyfriend, who posted the image on Reddit. “And rightly so. She paid good money for an official ID from the State Department and it came out wrong, completely wrong, wouldn’t-pass-through-customs wrong.”“As soon as I saw it I just started laughing,” said Ramos. “It’s one of the funniest ‘bloopers’ I’ve ever seen … and it wasn’t mine!”The couple are looking to travel to Germany in September, according to HuffPost. Let’s hope Ramos gets everything sorted out by then. Tags: LOL Travelweek Group AUSTIN — A woman from Austin, Texas definitely deserves a refund from the passport office.Chelsey Ramos’ passport photo is making the rounds on the Internet, and with good reason: a passport office snafu turned the image of her face from a normal passport pic into something that makes her look like she belongs in the Coneheads movie. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more


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first_img The Canadian Press Posted by Thursday, May 10, 2018 Tags: Air Canada << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img CORNER BROOK, N.L. — There’s still hope for the lovestruck Michigan teen who asked Air Canada for a free ticket to see his Newfoundland girlfriend.C.J. Poirier’s bid for 530,000 retweets remained stuck at about 30,000 with just hours to go Wednesday, so Air Canada stepped in to extend the deadline – and added creative ways to help him to his goal.On May 1, Poirer had convinced Air Canada to give him tickets to visit his Newfoundland girlfriend – if he could manage to get a retweet for every resident of Newfoundland and Labrador.With the goal still far away, Air Canada extended the deadline for “a few days”, and dramatically widened the goal posts.“We’re helping @TheCJPoirier by donating ALL the retweets Air Canada has ever received! That’s 162,000 more retweets,” the airline said on Twitter.“Donate your own retweets: just tweet @aircanada a screenshot of your most retweeted tweets and we’ll count them towards #530KforBecca. Go!”More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesIn response, Poirer offered a crying emoji and this: “THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.”Poirier, a 19-year-old barista from Clarkston, Mich., met Becca Warren of Corner Brook, N.L., online last year and they decided they wanted to meet in person after six months of texting.“Of all the girls I’ve had the chance to meet, I’m glad it was her,” Poirier said Wednesday.So Poirier took to Twitter, asking Air Canada how many retweets it would take for free round-trip tickets. Air Canada replied by asking what the population of Newfoundland was – and said it would take that many.As a backup plan, Poirier launched a GoFundMe page called #530KforBecca, in hopes of making his dream come true.He’s already received $388 of his $500 goal through donations.“I plan on going no matter what,” Poirier said in an interview before Air Canada’s 11th-hour extension. “She and I connect better than anyone in each other’s lives and I want to make every moment with her the best I can make it.”More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongOn his GoFundMe page, Poirier said he dropped out of college, picked up a full-time job as a Starbucks barista and began streaming more often on his YouTube channel to save money to visit “the love of my life.”“I didn’t expect the campaign to take off as it did and I’m just thankful for everyone who’s helping us reach our goal,” Poirer said via Twitter message. Share Update: Air Canada takes pity on lovestruck teen, extends Twitter challenge deadlinelast_img read more