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first_imgRyder Cup in an hour. Already lit out here.Football NewsJalen McCleskey: “You can’t double-cover everybody.” [NewsOK]Marcus Keyes on his mom’s role in his success: “She watches me on TV. She told me she’s seen how big I’ve gotten and she’s proud of me. She calls me every day and tells me how much she loves me. Every time she tells me, I start laughing and blushing. I miss my mom a lot.” [NewsOK]Texas KO returner Chuck Norris! [CRFF]Pokes still favored by 2.5 this weekend. I don’t love that. [LGG]So we see that while the Longhorns have rushed for close to 300 yards in their three games, their opponents have been especially weak defending the run. What does that say about Oklahoma State’s chances? [CRFF]Jeff Carr: “I’ve been a quiet guy, pretty laid back. I like to observe things. I feel like you get more of life by listening and watching.” [O’Colly]The most Gundy of all quotes here on freshman tailback Justice Hill. “He’s a very intelligent young man. He comes from a good home. He’s been raised the right way.” (O’Colly)Will the real defensive coordinator for OSU please stand up?! (Go Pokes)Really good story here on Barry J. Sanders and how he handles the Sanders legacy. (O’Colly)Around the CountryWeek 5 watch guide. [PFB]Berrry Tramel on what could be a 1-3 start for OU. [NewsOK]Ryder Cup NewsThis was one of the best things I have ever seen at a Ryder Cup. [CBS]More FootballDoes Oklahoma State miss J.W. Walsh? Rudolph: “No, I don’t think so at all.” (O’Colly)Six years ago today. .. (Via CRFF)A good, deep dive into what Texas looks like and their biggest strengths and weaknesses. Their QB is legit, but that defense…. (Scout)What to watch for this weekend in the B12. (ESPN)Recruiting NewsJordan Sterns younger brother is visiting Stillwater this weekend. (PFB)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more


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first_imgThe route to Cape Breton University just got smarter. The government of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton University are investing nearly $900,000 in a transit project that will help fund two new buses and a heated transit station hub on the university campus. Cape Breton Regional Municipality is supporting the project with in-kind services, including increased bus service to the university. “This transit project will help students and staff save on transportation costs, reduce traffic and help the environment,” said Energy Minister Bill Dooks. “People from Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia Community College’s Marconi campus and the surrounding community will benefit.” ” This is a great opportunity for both CBRM and CBU to workcollaboratively on the resolution of public transportation issues that are critical to both, said John Morgan, mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality. “Meeting the transportation needs of the student body of CBU in conjunction with other public transportation goals can become a reality through initiatives such as this.” “We are extremely pleased with this development,” said John Harker, president of Cape Breton University. “It expands service levels for our student body in general, and residence students in particular. I see the establishment of the new transfer station as having significant impact both on campus and for the region’s commuters, giving them greater access to a wide range of offerings and experiences at our campus and NSCC Marconi next door.” The province is investing $500,000 in the transit project and $389,000 in funding is coming from the university. Bus service to the university is expected to increase as a result of the increased funding and a student transit pass project will be introduced as a pilot project. About 5,000 commuters a day travel to Cape Breton University and NSCC Marconi campus on Grand Lake Road, half-way between downtown Sydney and Glace Bay.last_img read more


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first_imgNEW DELHI: Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, records a fifth term in office as his party, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) wins against an aggressive BJP – a former ally – which has made inroads into the coastal state. The 72-year-old, one of India’s longest-serving chief ministers, was confident, having even invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his swearing-ceremony as the state was in the middle of voting for both the national and assembly elections. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCPatnaik contested from two seats for the first time in this assembly election – Hinjili, his home turf in south Odisha from where he has been winning since 2000, and Bijepur in west Odisha. Patnaik was congratulated by PM Modi sooner after his victory in the assembly polls. “Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very best for the next term,” tweeted PM Modi. The BJD chief, in turn conveyed his best wished to the BJP over its spectacular win in the Lok Sabha election. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations”Thank you PM @narendramodi ji for your wishes on @bjd_odisha’s spectacular performance in #OdishaElections2019. Congratulate #NDA and @BJP4India for the huge victory in #LokSabhaElections2019. Look forward to working together for the people of #Odisha,” he tweeted In the run-up to the elections, Patnaik battled raging rumours over his health; the Prime Minister, at a public meeting in the state, said the Odisha government was taking “10 minutes to walk 10 steps” in an apparent dig at the Chief Minister. A fitness video – the septuagenarian was seen doing cardio, lifting weights – was seen as the mild-mannered Chief Minister’s attempt to silence opponents and detractors as he signed off with a “getting ready to fight for the people of Odisha” message at the end of the video. The Chief Minister, once a part of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance between 1998 and 2009, maintained that he was “equidistant” from that party as well as the Congress. Claiming that no party will get a majority in the national elections, Patnaik had said that he will support any party or coalition that supports the development of Odisha, especially in the aftermath of the monster cyclone Fani that killed 64 people and left a trail of destruction in the state. Unlike some of his counterparts – former and present – in other states, Naveen Babu, as he is fondly called, has said that he has no “national ambitions” and is content to “stay in Odisha”. The son of former chief minister and iconic leader Biju Patnaik, Naveen Patnaik formed the Biju Janata Dal after quitting the Janata Dal in 1997. He was elected to Parliament from the Aska constituency – the seat held by his father – in 1997 and represented it till 2000. He also served as Union Minister of Mines in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, before resigning and taking oath as Chief Minister after his party and the BJP won the assembly elections in Odisha. The Doon School-educated Chief Minister, who spent much of his adult life away from Odisha, has been often been derided over his lack of fluency in the Odia language. But over the last two decades, athe leader, always seen in is trademark crisp white kurta-pyjama, has gained popularity as a clean and efficient administrator.last_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_imgTORONTO — The Bank of Nova Scotia reported an increase in fourth-quarter net income compared with a year ago, but fell short of analyst expectations.Scotiabank earned $2.27 billion or $1.71 per diluted share for the three months ended Oct. 31, up from $2.07 billion or $1.64 per diluted share in net income during the same time last year.The result amounted to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.77 compared with $1.65 a year ago.Analysts on average had expected adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.79 during the bank’s fourth quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The Toronto-based bank’s results were fuelled by its international banking division which saw quarterly net income rise more than 21 per cent to $804 million.For its full 2018 financial year, Scotiabank says it earned $8.72 billion or $6.82 per diluted share, compared with a profit of $8.24 billion or $6.49 per diluted share  in 2017. Companies in this story: (TSX:BNS)The Canadian Presslast_img read more


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LONDON — Britain’s royal family is warning that it will block trolls posting offensive messages on its social media channels — and may report offenders to the police.Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace issued new guidelines on Monday, spelling out the policy banning offensive, hateful and racist language.The guidelines come amid concern about the online abuse aimed at the wives of Prince William and Prince Harry. Much of the social media abuse has centred around rival fans of the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex.The royals say guidelines were introduced to try to maintain a safe environment on their social media channels and calls for users to show “courtesy, kindness and respect.”The Royal Family site on Twitter has some 3.87 million followers.The Associated Press read more


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Junior center Amir Williams (23) dunks the ball during a game against Purdue March 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. OSU won, 63-61.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorINDIANAPOLIS — In postseason college basketball, winning supersedes all.Teams come into their conference’s respective tournaments with different amounts of dependance on each game — a win or two could help bolster an NCAA Tournament résumé. A bad loss could hurt seeding in the tournament, or a program could need to run the table to secure its spot in the big dance.Ohio State’s tournament life is likely secure, but dropping a first-round game in the Big Ten Tournament to a team with a losing record — Purdue — wouldn’t have done the team any favors as far as seeding goes come Selection Sunday.But the Buckeyes in fact survived to play another day with a chance at the Big Ten Title, defeating the Boilermakers, 63-61, Thursday.The outcome wasn’t decided, however, until Purdue senior guard Terone Johnson’s final 3-pointer fell hopelessly to the floor at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. But a win is a win — the Buckeyes are now 23-9 all time in the Big Ten Tournament — and OSU is looking to further bolster its argument for a higher seed in the Big Dance when it plays in the quarterfinals Friday. Their opponent might come as a bit of a surprise to diehard Buckeye fans — Nebraska.Yes, Nebraska.The Cornhuskers (19-11, 11-7) earned the tournament’s fourth seed after dispatching then-No. 9 Wisconsin, 77-68, Sunday at home, and the program has been trending upward since Tim Miles took over prior to the 2012-13 season. Nebraska finished 12-18 the year before Miles arrived, but the coach has brought a new energy and aura to the program — even splitting games with OSU this season.The second meeting between the two teams was a 68-62 win for the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Neb., a game that was the fourth consecutive loss for the Buckeyes. The rematch is a game senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said he’s been looking forward to playing ever since that loss.“I’m so ready to play these guys. Obviously when we lost to them up there and they stormed the court … but we get another crack at them,” Smith Jr. said after the win Thursday. “I’m expecting the team that I know this team can be to show up tomorrow and play those guys. I’m pretty sure everybody remembers that.”OSU shot 39.6 percent from the field in the loss, including making just six of 21 shots from beyond the arc. A pair of sophomores, guard Shavon Shields and forward Terran Petteway, paced the Huskers with 18 points each in the win, getting in the lane and drawing fouls to ultimately go a combined 10-13 from the free throw line.Nebraska also won eight of 10 games to close out the regular season to earn the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.“They’re on a roll right now. They are playing great basketball, and obviously Shields and Petteway are doing a good job,” OSU coach Thad Matta said after his team’s victory against Purdue. “They’ve got guys that can stretch the defense, they’re shooting the ball well. I think they’re playing as well as anybody in the country right now.”Buckeye senior guard Aaron Craft tallied a team-high 12 points against Nebraska in the Jan. 20 loss, eight of which came from the free throw line. He finished with 16 Thursday against Purdue, also swiping three of OSU’s nine steals in the game.Craft said after the win against Purdue, shutting down the potent Nebraska guard play Friday is going to be a team effort.“It’s got to be a big defensive game for us. They’ve got bigs that can shoot the ball, and obviously Petteway and Shields, who are playing great basketball right now,” Craft said. “It’s going to be a big team defensive effort for us.”At times against the Boilermakers, OSU seemed disinterested, nearly sleepwalking its way to an early exit in what has been an up and down year. Doing the same against Nebraska, however, would yield a different result, Smith Jr. said.“Obviously, guys’ minds weren’t right (against Purdue),” he said. “We got Nebraska rolling in here, and they beat us already this year and I’m pretty sure they think they can beat us again.”Junior center Amir Williams — who had six points and grabbed nine rebounds against Purdue — said he believes Nebraska is on the bubble, but a win against OSU would go a long way for the team’s tournament hopes.“They’ve been on a tremendous run as of late. We have that in the back of our minds, we want to win, they want to win. If they win, I think they’re in the tournament. Right now they’re still on the bubble, we’re still playing for something so they’re still playing for something,” Williams said after the game Thursday. “We’re worried about ourselves, take it out on them Friday and get a victory.”Tipoff Friday is set for 25 minutes after the completion of No. 8 Michigan and Illinois at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. read more


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Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins protects his goal during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternFreshman goalie Matt Tomkins returned to the lineup as the Ohio State men’s hockey team took four points from a weekend series against Michigan State.Tomkins, who sustained an injury during a 6-1 victory against Niagara Nov. 9, tallied 59 saves over the two games as OSU (11-6-1, 1-2-1) earned its first-ever points in the Big Ten play.A season-high crowd of more than 8,000 Saturday saw the Spartans ride an early lead all the way into the third period, only for the Buckeyes’ junior forward Darik Angeli to score midway through the final stanza.Neither team could find the winning goal in the final minutes or in the overtime period. The shootout ended 3-2 in favor of Michigan State, as Angeli was stopped by sophomore goalie Jake Hildebrand, giving the Spartans (6-10-3, 0-2-2) the extra point in the Big Ten conference standings.Friday night’s game saw the Buckeyes — who are tied for second in the Big Ten in goals per game with 3.25 — continue their strong attacking in a 5-3 victory. Leading the charge was junior forward Ryan Dzingel, whose three goals, to go along with an assist on a goal by junior forward Nick Oddo, extend his streak of games with at least a point to 10.Dzingel credited the play of his two linemates, Oddo and freshman forward Nick Schilkey, as the key to his recent success.“I feel like our line has been clicking and we know where each other are on the ice,” Dzingel said. “I enjoy playing with these guys and I was just fortunate enough to get a couple goals.”Michigan State coach Tom Anastos said after Friday’s game his team “had to be better” in the defensive zone.“I thought it was a big difference in our game because (defense is) really part of our identity,” Anastos said. “That’s the expectations we have, so that was much more in alignment with how we should be playing all the time.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play against Big Ten opponents for the rest of the regular season. Coach Steve Rohlik said the competitive nature of the two games against Michigan State is something that will be repeated ad nauseam in the Big Ten.“It’s going to be a broken record every weekend,” Rohlik said. “It’s going to make our players better and it’s going to make us (as) coaches better.”Next up for the Buckeyes is a trip to Minneapolis for two games against No. 1 Minnesota. Their first game against the Gophers is outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium, home of Minnesota’s football team. Puck drop for the game is set for 9 p.m. Friday. read more


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first_imgDUNNES STORES HAS turned a trend of declining customer numbers around by increasing footfall over the past two months, new figures reveal.It is also the second month the Irish retailer has recorded an increase in customer spend, this time of 2.6%, giving it a market share of 21.2%.The latest Kantar Worldpanel survey reveals that both Aldi and Lidl are continuing to surge ahead.Both reached a new record market share in the past month, with Aldi at 8.3% and Lidl slightly ahead on 8.4%.However, it’s bad news yet again for Tesco, whose decline shows no signs of abating. Its market share is now 25.6%, with customers spending an average of €1.60 less in store.Dunnes’ recent increase in footfall is due to targeted branded promotions, Kantar Worldpanel David Berry explained.“Branded sales have grown in value terms by 5% this period thanks to well publicised ‘round euro’ promotional offers,” he said.Traditionally branded products have been a core strength for Dunnes, and it has used their appeal to draw back customers.“On the flip side to Dunnes’ branded success, SuperValu has seen a strong performance among its own brand products,” he noted. This shift to cheaper products resulted in decreased value sales, but it posted an increase of 94,000 customers compared to the same time last year.When looking at the figures in terms of economic recovery, the overall market growth has been described as “subdued” at less than 1%, but that the value of grocery sales increased by 5.4%.Last month: We’re buying more groceries, but which supermarkets are winning? >More: Trading conditions in Ireland ‘continue to be challenging’, says M&S >last_img read more


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first_imgIf you were wondering how Volition would handle the Saints Row series after THQ had to sell the developer because it went under, this debut teaser for the next installment in the series, Saints Row 4, should give you a pretty good idea. Basically, it will be more insane than the series already is.Rather than a pseudo-parody of Grand Theft Auto, SR4 is looking to remove that “pseudo” and go from parody to “whatever crazy thing we can fit on disc.” Aside from perhaps a similar graphical style, you wouldn’t know this is SR just by watching the beginning of the teaser — until the words “Saints Row” are spelled out a couple of times.There are super powers; characters shoot energy blasts, run at extraordinary speed while their legs crackle with electricity, and fly through the cityscape. It does, however, devolve into the Saints Row you know and love. There are a few shots of a BDSM-clad dominatrix, a dude’s wang covered by a black censor bar that is tactfully swinging along with the wang, and a shirtless man surfing on top of a moving car.If that weren’t enough, a cop’s eyes bug out of his head like he’s a cartoon wolf that just saw a pretty lady walk by, and then a giant, sentient energy drink can demolishes a city as if it were Godzilla.Saints Row has been wacky for a while — with big, purple sex toys receiving focus as many players’ main weapon in SR3 — but who even knows what in the world is going on in SR4? We can only hope that the sentient beverage can is a primary focus of the new game’s story arc, which we in turn hope is character-driven.We’ll all get to see how Volition handles working under new management when Saints Row 4 drops on August 20 this year.last_img read more


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first_img 28,907 Views Thursday 9 Feb 2017, 1:09 PM https://the42.ie/3230752 iTunes Share56 Tweet Email Return of Darren Sweetnam among 5 changes for MunsterPlayers recovering at home after freak injuries in abandoned Munster schools rugby game By Murray Kinsella Short URL IRELAND HEAD COACH Joe Schmidt has made two changes to his starting team to face Italy on Saturday [KO 2.25pm Irish time], with Donnacha Ryan and Cian Healy coming into the XV.There is one further change to the matchday squad as Craig Gilroy comes onto the bench in place of Tommy Bowe. Healy came off the bench last weekend at Murrayfield. Source: Inpho/Billy SticklandRyan replaces Iain Henderson in the second row, with the Ulsterman dropping out of the squad completely, while Healy starts at loosehead in place of Jack McGrath, who is retained as a replacement.Healy will make his first Six Nations start since the 2015 victory over Scotland in Edinburgh, having showed ever-improving form this season.Ryan, meanwhile, comes back into the team after missing out against Scotland and Australia in Ireland’s two most recent games.Schmidt cited a medial ligament knee injury as one of the reasons for Ryan’s omission last weekend in Edinburgh, but the fact that the Munster man was present as 24th man at Murrayfield underlines that he would have been fit enough to feature if required.Gilroy’s inclusion on the Ireland bench is a surprise, after Andrew Trimble had been expected to make a return to the matchday squad. Munster hooker Niall Scannell will hope for his international debut against Italy, having been an unused replacement last weekend. Ireland (v Italy):15. Rob Kearney14. Keith Earls13. Garry Ringrose12. Robbie Henshaw11. Simon Zebo10. Paddy Jackson9. Conor Murray1. Cian Healy2. Rory Best (captain)3. Tadhg Furlong4. Donnacha Ryan5. Devin Toner6. CJ Stander7. Sean O’Brien8. Jamie HeaslipReplacements:16. Niall Scannell17. Jack McGrath18. John Ryan19. Ultan Dillane20. Josh van der Flier21. Kieran Marmion22. Ian Keatley23. Craig GilroyReferee: Glen Jackson [NZR].Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: Android Feb 9th 2017, 1:09 PM 103 Comments Healy and Ryan start as Ireland look to bounce back in Italy Ulster wing Craig Gilroy has come onto the Ireland bench for the trip to Rome. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “The council and the builders have lied to me,” he wrote on Facebook last week.“The new Chinese owners who built next door to me do not have frosted windows as promised. They look straight into my living room, bedroom, and back yard. Tonight I will be drinking martinis naked while looking up porn. I will do this every night until the windows go frosted.”And so he did!Penlidis started barbecuing, working out, cleaning the gutters and painting his Bentleigh house naked; this was his way to protest against the new house overlooking his backyard in Melbourne’s south. Claiming he was lied to by developers, builders and surveyors who just wanted to “get the job done”, he took matters into his own hands. “As I’ve said before everyone has an angry development story,” he told Neos Kosmos. “I was trying to make a point and prove that even though we are not protected by powerless councils we as individuals shouldn’t give up.” The (building) laws are not fair or really understood and the plans are too complicated to be reviewed within the deadline once made public.”“If you want something to look at, I’ll give you something. I’ll have my go. No-one wants to see a hairy Greek guy with it all hanging out.”After a six-day crusade he went viral gaining support from the wider community at which point his neighbours were frustrated and decided to put the frosting on the windows.“It’s happening all the time and one’s own privacy, a human-right is often being compromised by someone’s desire to profit.”“I am the father of a sick child that needs medical attention and constant care. Our privacy is important and this was just my reaction, my way of finally ensuring it.”last_img read more


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first_imgUne voiture électrique allemande bat le record de distance sur routeAllemagne – Une voiture électrique allemande a battu mardi le record du monde de distance sur route. C’est une Audi A2 qui a réalisé l’exploit, en rejoignant Berlin depuis Munich sans recharger ses batteries.La voiture électrique a mis sept heures environ pour arriver dans la cour d’honneur du ministère de l’Économie à Berlin, après avoir parcouru 600 kilomètres. Jusqu’à alors, les véhicules fonctionnant à l’électricité ne pouvaient pas rouler plus de 70 kilomètres sans avoir à être rechargés. “C’est un bond en avant technologique” s’est enthousiasmé le ministre Rainer Brüderle lors d’une conférence de presse.Des chercheurs japonais avaient réalisé un record en parcourant plus de 1.000 kilomètres. Toutefois, il s’agissait d’un véhicule expérimental testé sur un circuit. C’est cette fois d’une voiture classique dont il est question, ce qui représente un grand espoir pour le gouvernement allemand qui entend voir un million de véhicules électriques sur ses routes d’ici 2020. “Faites passer le message autour de la planète.L’Allemagne est de nouveau un leader technologique” s’est félicité M. Brüderle, bien que les constructeurs asiatiques soient loin devant l’Allemagne sur le marché des véhicules électriques.Le 27 octobre 2010 à 18:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


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first_img Best (And Worst) Movies of Summer 2019Marvel Writer Dan Slott: Spider-Man Should Not Have Killed in ‘Endgame’ Stay on target Lil Nas X, an American rapper who has topped music charts with his song “Old Town Road,” might be taking over for Thanos: The music artist recently shared a video of himself wearing an Infinity Gauntlet replica on Twitter and people are loving it.The video, which was uploaded on Wednesday, was captioned with “never putting this glove down again.” In the footage, Lil Nas X is blasting some music and enjoying the Avengers: Endgame Infinity Gauntlet, which looks like a massive golden glove with jewels. Since the funny video was uploaded, it has received more than 94,000 likes and 10,600 comments on Twitter.never putting this glove down again pic.twitter.com/6wphAigEsu— nope (@LilNasX) June 27, 2019Lil Nas X’s hilarious video follows a photo shared by Avengers: Endgame co-director Anthony Russo on Twitter, which showed him and Lil Nas X standing together with an Infinity Gauntlet prop, ComicBook.com reported. The small post teased a collaboration between the duo, however, the post didn’t give away any more details to Marvel fans.Lil Nas X Thanos collab? pic.twitter.com/PmUbcN4eeK— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) June 25, 2019The Infinity Gauntlet plays an important role in the Marvel cinematic universe: In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos, an evil villain, collected many stones for the gauntlet by sacrificing things he loved, including his daughter Gamora, for power. At the end of the movie, Thanos, who manages to collect all the stones and sports the gauntlet, snaps his fingers and causes some superheroes to “dust.” Avengers: Endgame follows these tragic events and sends the surviving superheroes on a mission to stop Thanos’ evil destruction and get their allies back.For those that want to watch Avengers: Endgame again, the movie is returning to theaters this weekend with an extra post-credits scene.More on Geek.com:‘Avengers: Endgame’ Returns to Theaters With Extra Post-Credits SceneTom Holland Reveals Major ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Death Spoiler to Fans ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Shares Favorite Marvel Fan Experiencelast_img read more


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first_imgFacebook The Binge: Googleboxer Isabelle shares what TV shows she hates Now Playing Up Next How Carcinogens Got Into the Generic U.S. Drug Supply Videos Articles Twitter William H. Macy SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network The following was taped on Monday night in Dallas, Texas.1/19 WWE Superstars tapings:* Naomi def. Cameron.* Fandango def. Sin Cara.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipFelicity Huffman To Be Sentenced In College Admission ScandalVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:28/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Felicity Huffman To Be Sentenced In College Admission Scandal Now Playing Up Next Trade hopes lift Wall Streetcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitch Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Pinterest Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies.last_img read more


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first_imgPresident Donald Trump declared this event a major disaster on Jan. 31, 2019, authorizing Individual Assistance for the Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Kenai Peninsula Borough. Governor Mike Dunleavy’s request to extend the disaster assistance registration period for individuals or households impacted by the November 30th Cook Inlet Earthquake has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate today unanimously approved funding to aid communities impacted by the November 30 Southcentral earthquake. The extension means survivors now have until May 31, to submit their application to FEMA or the Small Business Administration. The initial registration period would have ended on April 1.center_img Governor Dunleavy: “The spring thaw may uncover earthquake damage to southcentral homes that had previously gone undetected, or will be exacerbated by thawing ground. The extension gives property owners time to look for new or hidden damage, apply for federal disaster assistance, make the necessary repairs and get their lives back in order. I also want to thank FEMA officials for understanding Alaska’s arctic conditions and for approving my request within a matter of days.” Anyone impacted by the earthquake may register at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at www.disasterassistance.orglast_img read more


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first_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Turo Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Turo Tags Apple iPhone XS See It Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Lady Gaga YouTube,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Share your voice Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 7 Best Buy The first batch of over 100 music videos includes The Beastie Boys’ Sabotage, Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’, Janet Jackson’s When I Think of You and Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance, which came out a decade ago. You will also find fresh versions of songs from the Spice Girls, Smokey Robinson, No Doubt, Megadeth and George Strait.The remastered videos are slipping right into the same slots as the original SD versions, and they will keep their view counts. YouTube and Universal expect to roll out 1,000 titles by the end of 2020. You can look for the “remastered” designation in the video descriptions and reminisce over your youthful heyday spent watching actual music videos on MTV. $210 at Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $6 at Tidal $155 at Google Express Boost Mobile See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Rylo $59 at eBay The Cheapskate Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $60 at Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Read Google Home Hub review Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read the AirPods review See It Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89)center_img I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Lady Gaga’s Poker Face is among the newly remastered music videos. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET I’m staring at three women shaking their rears in black vinyl pants. Then bleach-blonde Billy Idol sneers at me in HD. This is the newly remastered music video for Idol’s 1982 hit White Wedding. It’s part of a massive video and audio remastering project from YouTube and Universal Music Group.Remastering won’t save some of these vintage music videos from their own absurdity, but it does make them look better. “Great music videos are works of art that continue to drive cultural influence across generations, and just like priceless paintings or sculptures in museums, from time to time they need some TLC,” YouTube said in an announcement on Wednesday.  0 Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Post a comment $999 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Share your voice DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Read the Rylo camera preview Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See it $299 at Amazon $999 1:47 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read Lenovo Smart Clock review YouTube TV review: It’s a cable replacement, but it’s not for budget hunters anymore YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter have a dark side. Here’s how to report abuse TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 5 tips for YouTube’s music app See at Amazon Online CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. 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first_img Share APWith tensions rising over Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low” as he moved ever further away from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow.“Right now we’re not getting along with Russia at all,” Trump said flatly during a White House news conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Soltenberg.It was a grim assessment that echoed the words of Trump’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who left an almost two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow declaring the countries had reached a “low point” in relations.Trump said Tillerson had completed a successful meeting with Putin, where “things went pretty well.” But he said it was an open question where relations go from here. He said “it would be a fantastic thing” if the two nations got along better but cautioned that “it may be just the opposite.”Could Syria have launched the chemical weapons attack with Russia’s advance knowledge? Trump said it was “certainly possible” though “probably unlikely.”The less-than-positive assessments of relations by both Trump and Tillerson reflected the former Cold War foes’ inability to forge greater cooperation, as Trump until recently has advocated.More than 80 people were killed in what the U.S. has described as a nerve gas attack that Assad’s forces undoubtedly carried out. Russia says rebels were responsible for whatever chemical agent was found, which the Trump administration calls a disinformation campaign.The Moscow news conference came after Putin met Tillerson for the first time since Trump took office. The diplomats know each other well from Tillerson’s days as Exxon Mobil CEO. Putin had even honored Tillerson with a friendship award.Beyond Syria, Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election also hovered over what was the first face-to-face encounter between Putin and any Trump administration Cabinet member.Lavrov blasted U.S. claims that it has “irrefutable evidence” of election interference.“We have not seen a single fact, or even a hint of facts,” he said. “I do not know who saw them. No one showed us anything, no one said anything, although we repeatedly asked to produce the details on which these unfounded accusations lie.”He also rejected American claims of incontrovertible evidence that Assad ordered the chemical attack.Still, Tillerson sought to stress the positives from his meetings. He said working groups would be established to improve U.S.-Russian ties and identify problems. He said the two sides would also discuss disagreements on Syria and how to end the country’s six-year civil war.But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria. Until the chemical attack, the Trump administration had sought to step back from the U.S. position that Assad should leave power. But Tillerson repeated the administration’s new belief that “the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.”Tillerson said Syria’s government had committed more than 50 attacks using chlorine or other chemical weapons over the duration of the conflict. And he suggested that possible war crimes charges could be levied against the Syrian leader. Russia has never publicly acknowledged any such attacks by Assad’s forces and has tried for the past 18 months to help him expand his authority in Syria.The civil war is separate from the U.S.-led effort against the Islamic State group in the north of the country.While the most immediate U.S.-Russian dispute concerned culpability for the chemical weapons, broader disagreements over everything from Ukraine to Russia’s support for once-fringe candidates in European elections were among other sore points.Steeped in geopolitical intrigue, the meeting between Putin and Tillerson wasn’t formally confirmed until the last minute, following days of speculation about whether the Russian would refuse to grant the former oil executive an audience. Putin’s decision to host Tillerson signaled Moscow’s intent to maintain communication with the U.S. even as the countries bash each other publicly in louder and louder tones.Tillerson was greeted frostily in the Russian capital as Lavrov began their meeting Wednesday by demanding to know America’s “real intentions.”“We have seen very alarming actions recently with an unlawful attack against Syria,” Lavrov said, referring to the 59 Tomahawk missiles Trump launched at a Syrian air base to punish Assad for using chemical weapons. “We consider it of utmost importance to prevent the risks of replay of similar action in the future.”Trump and others have indeed threatened similar action. But in a Fox Business Network interview, the U.S. president said he wouldn’t intervene militarily against Assad unless the Syrian leader resorts to using weapons of mass destruction again. “Are we going to get involved with Syria? No,” Trump said. But, he added, “I see them using gas … we have to do something.”Only weeks ago, it appeared that Trump, who praised Putin throughout the U.S. election campaign, was poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russia. Any expectations of an easy rapport have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing U.S. investigations into Russia’s activity connected to the U.S. presidential election.Allegations of collusion between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates also have weakened Trump’s ability to sweeten any offer for greater cooperation, such as by easing economic sanctions on Moscow related to its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region and support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.last_img read more


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first_imgFrom the moment Microsoft made the Kinect motion peripheral available, people were experimenting with it beyond the realms of the Xbox 360. Interest was so great in fact, that Microsoft ended up releasing a Windows development kit for it.Earlier this week we saw how the Kinect is being used to create a touchscreen on any surface. Now, Microsoft Research has used it to create an interactive 3D holographic system they are calling the HoloDesk.HoloDesk was developed by the Sensors and Device Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, and works by creating a virtual scene of 3D objects for a user to play with. The user sits in front of a transparent optical display and can see 3D objects through it. Using their hands it is possible to grab and manipulate those objects in real-time.Of course, the user isn’t actually feeling anything when they touch these virtual objects. The Kinect sensor is just tracking their hands and using a clever algorithm to match them up with the position of the objects in the scene and carry out the manipulations.What’s important is the result, though. This looks to be one of the best examples yet of being able to interact with a 3D scene through “touch” and a natural user interface.Although only an early prototype, there’s a number of uses for such a system. How many doctor’s and surgeons would benefit from being able to practice safely on a virtual body with their hands in this way, for example? What are the possibilities for this kind of interaction being used in video games?The video below gives a great demonstration of HoloDesk in action, and offers up a few more ideas for potential use cases.Read more at GeekWire and TechNetlast_img read more


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first_imgEach individual was randomly given either a testosterone-boosting medication or a placebo and was assigned to a task designed to measure aggression. The men were told they would be playing a computer game against a player who was in another room. (The player was actually fictitious.) In the game, participants received points that they could exchange for money at the end of the task. They had to press a key 100 times to earn a single point worth 50 cents. Throughout the game, the computer screen would signal that the player had lost a point, indicating that the other, unseen player had stolen a point from them. In response, the men could either continue earning points by pressing the key, press a different “protect” key to safeguard their points for a variable amount of time, or press a third “steal” key to take a point away from the other player. One of the key targets in a new study is testosterone — although people often link the hormone with aggressive behavior, there is limited evidence to back that popular notion. To explore the relationship further, an international research team led by Shawn N. Geniole at the University of Vienna decided to investigate the neurobiological aspects of aggression and personality in men. Their findings are reported in Psychological Science. The scientists recruited men ages 18 to 40 for the study. The 322 participants completed personality questionnaires. Geniole’s team used the responses to develop a personality-risk score for each participant, with higher scores indicating greater dominance, less self-control, and more focus on their own needs and preferences. The participants provided saliva samples that the researchers used to determine baseline testosterone concentration; they also provided mouthwash samples that were used to extract DNA. Researchers have begun to investigate whether hormonal and genetic factors, when combined with certain personality traits, have something to do with aggressive behavior. This research did not look at behavior beyond the aggressive behavior shown in the experimental task. But the findings raise the possibility that the men who have a fiery interaction of testosterone, personality, and a certain genetic feature are the same guys who cut you off in traffic and speed through red lights. If the results hold up in real-world scenarios, scientists may someday be able to use a blend biological and psychological measures to identify people at greatest risk for dangerous driving. Some of the participants were told they would not get to keep the points they stole. In other words, they would only be able to reduce the other player’s earnings but would reap no financial benefit as a result. Previous research using this experimental approach has shown that people who self-report as aggressive tend to steal more points compared with less-aggressive individuals.   Geniole and colleagues suspect that the combination of testosterone, high personality risk, and a certain genetic trait combine to increase aggression, in part by increasing activity in reward-related regions of the brain. The researchers are interested in expanding on these findings by looking at other anger-related brain responses and investigating whether the effects are similar in women. For many people, driving seems to provide an outlet for their most pugnacious tendencies. They’re the people who cut you off, flash their headlights and honk, and recklessly weave in and out of traffic at high speed. And they’re a danger. The American Automobile Association recently estimated that 56% of car accidents result from aggressive driving. Reference Are these drivers simply more easily provoked by congested roads, or are they more prone to risk-taking? Could biology be at play? Results showed that men with higher personality-risk scores (suggesting high dominance and low self-control) were more vulnerable to the aggression-inducing effects of testosterone than were men with lower risk scores. But the testosterone effects seemed especially potent for men with a specific characteristic in the androgen receptor (AR) gene, which directs the development of male sexual characteristics. Additionally, these men reported experiencing more pleasure (but less anger) in the game. Next, the participants filled out a questionnaire rating the extent to which stealing points felt good and the level of anger they felt when their partner stole their points. The researchers then collected a second round of testosterone and DNA samples. Geniole, S. N., Procyshyn, T. L., Marley, N., Ortiz, T. L., Bird, B. M., Marcellus, A. L., … Carré, J. M. (2019). Using a psychopharmacogenetic approach to identify the pathways through which—and the people for whom—testosterone promotes aggression. Psychological Science, 30(4), 481–494. doi.org/10.1177/0956797619826970.last_img read more