November 16, 2019
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first_imgMolde explain ‘lending’ Solskjaer to Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains under contract with them.Molde insist they have ‘lent’ Solskjaer to Manchester United and have appointed Erling Moe as first-team coach in the Norwegian’s absence.In a statement on the Molde website, Solskjaer said: “In football you never know what can happen. We get proof of time after time. This is an opportunity I had to take. I am looking forward to leading Manchester United until the summer.”At the same time, I will follow closely what is happening here at home. We have built stone for stone and at the end of the season this year gives us hope for another good season.”Molde chief executive Øystein Neerland added: “That Manchester United asked Molde FK to lend the manager is by itself an event, and not least a statement of trust for both Ole Gunnar and Molde FK.”We are happy to lend Ole Gunnar, we wish both him and the club a success. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_img Print  Close zoom Euronav NV has sold its oldest double-hulled VLCC Luxembourg (1999 –299,150 dwt), for USD 28 million. The vessel is wholly owned by Euronav. The capital gain on that sale of about USD 6 million will be recorded at delivery. The net cash proceeds available to Euronav after the mandatory repayment of its debt obligation will be USD 5 million. The vessel is foreseen to be delivered to its new owner between 1 May 2014 and mid June 2014 which should allow for two more profitable voyages prior to her delivery.The vessel will be converted in a FPSO by her new owner and will therefore leave the worldwide VLCC trading fleet. The firm price of this sale reflects on the company’s strategy to have set up an offshore department capable of understanding the needs of potential offshore buyers as well as having always maintained the ship well above industry standards. Euronav, January 15, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

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first_imgNova Scotians can celebrate World Ocean Day on Friday, June 6, by attending an interactive exhibition on the Halifax waterfront. Representatives of government, industry, academic and other organizations will gather to raise awareness of the important role oceans play in everyday life. “Nova Scotia has a long, historical connection to the ocean and we are all affected by it in some way,” said Ron Chisholm, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. “We depend on the ocean for many things, including food, employment and recreation activities, so we must ensure that it is protected and conserved.” Ocean Day activities will be held on the wharf behind the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be interactive and educational exhibits and displays, a touch tank, demonstrations, and face painting. Admission to the CSS Acadia is free. The event will take place rain or shine. June 8 was first identified as World Oceans Day at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The theme this year is, helping our climate/helping our ocean.last_img read more

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first_imgVan Morrison performed at a fundraising event for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity in London on Wednesday.The event benefited Focus12, and featured an amazing champagne reception, followed by dinner, a money-can’t-buy auction and spectacular Rock n Roll entertainment with the legendary Van Morrison headlining, at the breathtaking Porchester Hall, London, and Suggs as host.The auction included lots such as fabulous artwork from artists Patrick Hughes and Paul Slater, Ed Sheeran signed a Baby Morgan and sent it from NYC, a Brian May-signed guitar, Carlos Santana donated two tickets for his show at the 02 with a pre show meet and greet, and Madness provided a VIP package to a sports stadium of your choice with meet and greet and more.Charity patron Russell Brand attended the event, as well as celebrities such as Meg Mathews and Fifi Geldoff.Focus12 is an independent charity providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation through both residential and day-care facilities. The charity was established in 1997 and is able to provide a full range of services from individual therapy through to an intensive treatment programme of up to 12 weeks, that includes detoxification from alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, cannabis and all other drugs. As well as Russell Brand, celebrity patrons include Davina McCall and Boy George.Find out more here.last_img read more

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first_imgTORONTO – The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce set the tone for banks’ earnings season with a dividend hike and better-than-expected first-quarter net income, helped by a boost in earnings in its U.S. division as it looks to expand south of the border amidst slowing mortgage growth at home.Canada’s fifth-largest lender said Thursday it continues to see benefits from the purchase of Chicago-based The PrivateBank, which CIBC acquired in June 2017 and rebranded in September as CIBC Bank USA. As part of its strategy to ramp up its U.S. presence, it also purchased Chicago-based wealth management firm Geneva Advisors for roughly US$200 million last year.“With a second full quarter’s contribution from CIBC Bank USA, we continue to perform well and deliver against our commitment to build client relationships north and south of the border,” CIBC chief executive Victor Dodig told analysts on a conference call.In the latest quarter, CIBC’s U.S. commercial banking and wealth management division reported net income of $134 million in the latest quarter, up $105 million from the same period in 2017, contributing to a more than 22 per cent increase in adjusted net income year-over-year despite slowing mortgage growth.It’s a welcome sign for the bank, which has a larger domestic exposure than its peers and mortgages — demand for which is expected to slow under new tighter rules — also represent a bigger chunk of its loan book, said Shannon Stemm, an analyst with Edward Jones in St. Louis.“They’re working to try to diversify themselves away from their domestic banking, and seeing some good early results with growth in the U.S. business that they recently acquired. … It’s going to take some time before the U.S. is going to be a meaningful offset to potential slowdown in Canada,” she said.CIBC was the first of Canada’s big lenders to report results for the quarter ended Jan. 31, kicking off the season by raising its quarterly payment to common shareholders by three cents to $1.33 per share — even as it reported a decline in profit attributable to shareholders, which amounted to nearly $1.31 billion, down from $1.39 billion a year ago.However on an adjusted basis, the bank said it earned a record $1.41 billion or $3.18 per diluted share for the quarter, up from $1.15 billion or $2.89 per share a year earlier. Analysts had expected an adjusted profit of $2.83 per share, according to Thomson Reuters.Industry watchers were also eyeing CIBC’s results for early signs of the impact of recent changes to the banking landscape, such as stricter rules surrounding uninsured mortgages as of Jan. 1. Canada’s biggest banks have cautioned that the federal financial services regulator’s revised qualifying rules — requiring would-be homebuyers with a down payment larger than 20 per cent to prove they can continue to service their mortgage if interest rates rise — could present a headwind to loan originations.Demand for mortgages in December saw an uptick, with national sales up 4.5 per cent according to the Canadian Real Estate Association, as buyers scrambled to snap up homes before Jan. 1.CIBC’s mortgage balances for the fiscal first quarter were $203 billion, up 9.1 per cent from $186 billion a year earlier. In comparison, the bank saw a more than 12 per cent jump in mortgage growth from $166 billion in the first quarter of 2016. Originations of Canadian uninsured residential mortgages for the quarter were $9 billion, down from $12 billion a year ago.Christina Kramer, CIBC’s group head of personal and small business banking for Canada, said it is too early to gauge the extent of the impact of the mortgage underwriting rules, as well as the January interest rate hike.“We saw some pull forward in November and December, so January itself is not a good indication alone,” she told analysts. “So early days, we’re not seeing any big change to customer behaviour.”The lender’s Canadian personal and small banking arm reported net income of $656 million for the period, down $149 million or 19 per cent compared with a year ago. However, on an adjusted basis, net income was $658 million, up $97 million or 17 per cent from a year ago.Net income for the domestic commercial banking and wealth management division was $314 million, up 14 per cent compared with a year earlier. Its capital markets net income was $322 million for the quarter, down $25 million or seven per cent from a year earlier.Dodig has estimated that CIBC’s U.S. business will account for 17 per cent of its earnings by 2020, up from nine per cent for the four-month period it owned PrivateBancorp in fiscal 2017. The bank’s results included charges totalling 23 cents per share, including an $88-million net tax adjustment due to a cut to the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 21 per cent that took effect this year.Several of Canada’s biggest lenders have indicated they expect to record a write down to reduce the value of deferred tax assets already held on company balance sheets as a result of tax changes under U.S. President Donald Trump, but expect a lift to earnings in the long term.CIBC was also the first of the Canadian banks to report its earnings after the introduction of a new accounting standard known as IFRS 9 that puts more emphasis over expected losses over the life of a loan compared to previous guidelines. In turn, provisions for credit losses, or the amount of money set aside for bad loans, may be more volatile — and will also make it difficult to make year-over-year comparisons in this and coming quarters, analysts say.John Aiken, an analyst with Barclays in Toronto, said the new standard helped CIBC in the latest quarter, with provisions for credit losses dropping to $153 million from $212 million a year ago.“(This volatility) was evidenced with the first bank out of the gates, but actually benefited CIBC with recoveries reported in the quarter,” Aiken wrote in a note to clients.last_img read more

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first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a new feature that would let users co-watch on-platform video content with friends, while being able to see their reactions on the video via the phone cameras. The option would start with a split-screen view, where users would be able to apply face filters and other visual tools to their personal camera feeds, Social Media Today reported on Thursday. “Instagram’s co-watching media picker is essentially tabs of Explore, Saved and Liked. It’s somehow also showing me photos though. Unless Instagram designed co-watching so we can stare at an image together, it will be fixed when released,” reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The feature would let users watch Instagram videos together with added interactive elements of being able to see and hear their co-viewer in a minimised window. At present, the option appears to only support two concurrent viewers, alongside the Instagram Live functionality. “That could be somewhat restrictive, but then again, previous research has shown that 85 per cent of the messages shared on Instagram are distributed to the same three friends, highlighting a desire for more intimate communication on the platform,” report added. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India The photo-messaging app’s test feature is similar to Facebook’s previously launched “Watch Party” feature — that lets users watch public videos in real time with a group of friends on the app. Since launching Watch Parties in groups last July, Facebook says that it has facilitated more than 12 million “Watch Parties” within Groups alone, while “Watch Parties” also garner 8 times more comments than regular videos in Groups, the report noted. Instagram has not commented on testing or availability of the feature as yet.last_img read more

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The petitions filed against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and former Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal were dismissed by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today after the petitioner withdrew the case. (Colombo Gazette)

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The Uva Provincial Council today voted against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.The 20th Amendment was rejected with 12 members voting against it and 5 for it. Under the proposed 20th Amendment elections to all Provincial Councils will be held in one day.Earlier this week the North Central Provincial Council approved the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. The draft Bill on the 20th Amendment to Constitution was presented to Parliament yesterday. (Colombo Gazette)

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Mr. Annan met with the Greek Cypriot leader, Glafcos Clerides, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, and the incoming Greek Cypriot leader, Tassos Papadopoulos, for 45 minutes. This was the first meeting held between Mr. Papadopoulos and Mr. Denktash in the context of the talks.The meeting held at the office of Mr. Annan’s Special Adviser, Alvaro de Soto, was suspended to allow each side to hold its own consultations. All parties agreed to meet again with the Secretary-General tomorrow morning.After the meeting, Mr. Annan conferred with his senior advisers before he departed for the residence of the chief of the UN mission in Cyprus, Zbigniew Wlosowicz, where he met with the leader of the Progressive Party for Working People (AKEL), Dimitris Christofias.Later on, Mr. Wlosowicz, on Mr. Annan’s behalf, hosted a luncheon attended by 13 leaders of the island’s political parties. Mr. Annan was expected to drop by later at an exhibition given by Greek and Turkish Cypriot artists at the hotel where he is staying. read more

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“These attacks cause untold human suffering to Afghan families,” Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA said on Tuesday.Dozens were reportedly injured during the attack on a government ministry building that trapped hundreds of employees.According to news reports, the incident started with a suicide car bomb blast near the building’s entrance, before gunmen stormed inside. While it is not yet known who carried out the attack, similar assaults have been waged by both the so-called ISIL, or Da’esh terrorist group, and Taliban fighters.“The United Nations unequivocally condemns them, as there is no justification whatsoever for such attacks,” stressed Mr. Yamamoto.The UN maintained that those who have organized and enabled such attacks must be brought to justice and held accountable, and also called again on all parties to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians from harm.The Organization continues to stand in solidarity with all Afghans and remains committed to an Afghan-led peace process to end the ongoing war and enable the government to allocate more resources to protect all its citizens from such atrocities.On behalf of the UN in Afghanistan, Mr. Yamamoto expressed his deep condolences to the victims’ families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.Terrorism: ‘Criminal and unjustifiable’While expressing their sympathy and concern, the Security Council issued a statement underlining that the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors “of these reprehensible acts of terrorism” needed to be held accountable and brought to justice.They also urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan Government and all other relevant authorities to this end.“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” said the statement.Moreover, they reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.The Council also reaffirmed the need for all States to combat “by all means,” in accordance with the UN Charter and other obligations under international law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. read more

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first_imgDuring the winter garden snails hibernate, often in large groups, under stones and in crevices of trees.They cover their bodies with a thin layer of mucus, which prevents them from drying out. Mike Trembath of the Ark Pet Shop, Plymouth, added: “They’ve got a bit sluggish in the cold weather.”It happens with pretty much cold-blooded creatures but they will wake up when it gets warmer.”The snail races last about four minutes, with the title for the fastest snail presently standing at 2 minutes over the 13 inches of the track.Every year World Snail Racing Championships are held at Congham, in Norfolk, but in the summer months when the competitors are a bit more lively. A snail racing competition has been postponed because the snails are too “sluggish” to take part, organisers say.The charity event was due to take place today until organisers noticed their lethargic champs were not ready and raring to go.The Dartmoor Union pub in Holbeton, Plymouth, was due to collect the competitors but when they rang the pet shop they were told the cold weather had led to them becoming  too “sluggish” to go racing.On its Facebook page the pub said: “Unfortunately due to our snails being extra sleepy we have had to cancel the snail racing championships this Saturday! We apologise and do hope to see you over the weekend regardless !!”On their posters advertising the event it states: “The cold snap has led to a medical problem with our racing snails, it’s called hibernation. A new date will follow soon. Sorry.” The event had been planned for several months at the pub, with money going towards Devon Air Ambulance.Pub manager Donna Aziz told the BBC: “We’ve promised everyone that we’ll hold the event when they wake up.”Perhaps we should have known because you don’t see a lot of snails around.”I’m a little bit disappointed but there’s not a lot we can do.”last_img read more

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first_imgParasites : certains contrôlent le cerveau depuis 50 millions d’annéesÉtats-Unis – Un chercheur de l’université de Harvard a détaillé, le 20 août dernier, son étonnante découverte sur le site Biology Letters : de subtiles traces fossiles de l’action d’un microchampignon qui “hypnotisait” les fourmis pour qu’elles le conduisent sur les plantes où il se reproduit. Cela, il y a 48 millions d’années.Au départ, une simple feuille fossilisée vieille de 48 millions d’années, trouvée sur l’emplacement d’une ancienne forêt subtropicale à Messel, en Allemagne. Deux paléo-botanistes sont à l’origine de cette découverte : Conrad Labandeira, de la Smithsonian Institution de Washington, et Torsten Wappler, du Steinmann Institute de Bonn. À lire aussiUne activité électrique détectée dans des mini-cerveaux développés en laboratoireSur les nervures de cette feuille, David Hughes, biologiste de l’université Harvard, reconnaît de minuscules cicatrices : les mêmes traces que celles laissées de nos jours par la fourmi Camponotus leonardi, lorsque son système nerveux est contrôlé par le champignon parasite Ophiocordyceps unilateralis. Elle va alors grignoter les nervures de certaines feuilles, mourir sur place et permettre ainsi au champignon de développer ses spores dans la plante. Des traces très particulières, différentes d’autres morsures d’insectes sur les végétaux, affirme Hughes, spécialiste de l’écologie du comportement et grand connaisseur de ce champignon. Ce type de parasitisme, qui s’avère donc un mécanisme évolutif vieux de millions d’années, existe de nos jours non seulement chez les fourmis porteuses du fameux champignon, mais aussi par exemple, chez les rats, dont le cerveau peut être infecté par une bactérie altérant leur comportement, et peut-être chez l’homme, le rendant plus enclin à certaines névroses. Le 29 août 2010 à 20:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgMoshi Versacover : une nouvelle Smart Cover pour iPad 2 et 3Le fabricant d’accessoires et de périphériques a dévoilé lors du Salon CTIA Wireless 2012 (lien non disponible) (sur les solution commerciales et numériques sans fil) une Smart Cover étonnante pour iPad. Celle-ci s’inspire des techniques de pliages origamis !Les fabricants de Smart Cover pour tablettes rivalisent d’ingéniosité et il faut bien avouer que Moshi a une nouvelle fois créé la surprise lors du Sommet CTIA. Le fabricant a présenté sa VersaCover proposant un système de pliage typique des origamis.Voilà donc comment Moshi a décidé de concevoir une Smart Cover qui pourra être utile aussi bien en mode portrait qu’en mode paysage, et compatible avec les iPad 2 et 3. Cette protection pourra être utilisée de manière combinée avec le boîtier iGlaze. Enfin, un plastique transparent permet une protection de l’arrière de la tablette tactile d’Apple en cas de légers chocs ou de contacts inopportuns.La VersaCover sera disponible en juin et sera au tarif de 46 euros.Le 10 mai 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgA year ago, Jeanette Finicum was watching her daughter’s basketball game at Fredonia High School when she overheard something about a shooting in Oregon.She had just returned to Arizona from a weekend visit with her husband at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where Robert “LaVoy” Finicum had become the spokesman for the armed takeover.She grabbed her cellphone, dialed her husband’s number but didn’t get an answer. A short time later, she got a call from Lisa Bundy, the wife of refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy.“She told me LaVoy had been killed,” Jeanette Finicum recalled this week. “It was horrific. They stopped the game. His mother and father and brother, my daughter were all there.”The family left the gym and gathered in a school hallway. Local officers at the game to watch their own daughters play accompanied the Finicums to the police station to try to learn what had happened.last_img read more

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first_imgA 10-year-old Vancouver boy talked to media Wednesday after tumbling 150 feet down a steep hill on Mount Hood last week.Cole Hancock and his dad, Kim, spoke to reporters Wednesday at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, where the boy was listed in fair condition.The boy and his father were hiking July 23 above the White River parking lot, when he slipped and fell, fracturing his skull in three places.Kim carried his unconscious son to their campsite, where he called for help, but it took about three hours for two rescuers with the Hood River Crag Rats to arrive at the site, according to KATU-TV, The Columbian’s television news partner.He was carried back to the parking lot and put on an air ambulance to Doernbecher.Cole doesn’t remember the fall or the helicopter flight. Still dealing with the effects of his head injury, he doesn’t remember how to read a clock, KATU-TV reporter Bob Heye reported.“When I’m up there, I’ll … alive and I still alive. I’m alive and I still — I wanna be up there still,” Cole told reporters Wednesday.last_img read more

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first_imgMartin was greeted by hugs galore from friends and family, handlers and his Nome hosts. KNOM Radio Mission photo.This year’s Iditarod is not only record-breaking, it may have broken some mushers as well.The 42 annual race will not soon be forgotten.  It’s being called on of the toughest in the race’s history.There isn’t a veteran Iditarod musher who doesn’t agree this year’s was one of the toughest in the race’s 42 year history.  Aliy Zirkle is a 14-time finisher.  This year, she says the challenges between Anchorage and Nome were endless.Moments after arriving at the finish line, Dallas Seavey crouches down in his sled, overcome with emotion. KNOM Radio Mission photo.“Everyday has been harder than the next day, every day has been harder,” she said.Early on, the Happy River Steps cracked sleds, snapped gang lines and left mushers bruised. The run through the Dalzell Gorge and over the Farewell Burn forced a dozen teams to scratch in a single day.  Teams faced long stretches of snow free trail in the Alaska Range, between Kaltag and Unalakleet and along the Bering Sea Coast.  But it was a fierce, Arctic wind that really shook Aily Zirkle on her final run to Nome.“That was the most challenging couple of hours of my life dog mushing and that was very touch-and-go as far as whether I was going to make it to safety or not with my dog team,” Zirkle said.Safety is the last checkpoint on the trail. The irony of its name isn’t lost on Zirkle. She says hurricane-force winds could have easily blown her petite sled dogs straight into the inky, roiling waters of the Bering Sea.“For some reason they keep saying there’s no snow out here, but then there was a ground blizzard and you couldn’t see, so there’s snow somewhere,” Zirkle said. “If a person were to stop out there, that was a life or death thing there.”At least two mushers did stop as the wind howled. Jeff King’s dog team got stuck for more than two hours just outside the last checkpoint on the trail. Hugh Neff’s team hunkered down overnight on thick glare ice outside White Mountain.  Eventually, both scratched from the race.Mitch Seavey, who finished third and won last year, half-joked that he’d have to write a book about how he got his dog team down the trail.“There’s a thousand things that happen, you know,” Seavey said. “One particular instance, we were trying to cross a sloping section of glare ice and the wind was blowing so hard from our right that one couldn’t stand up on a normal day, much less on glare ice and caught the sled dragged the entire team 100 yards backwards.”Working his way down the line first with salmon strips, Martin came back down the line with pets, hugs, and kisses for his team. KNOM Radio Mission photo.Seavey’s son Dallas won this year, claiming a second championship.  It’s likely the two will return to defend what’s becoming something of a family tradition. But things are different for Martin Buser.  He’s run the race 31 times, more than any other musher.  His arrival in Nome was extremely emotional. After a tearful greeting with his lead dogs at the finish line, Buser hugged his wife Kathy for a long time.“You never have to do this again if you don’t want to.”Buser is disappointed in his performance as a musher. He says he doesn’t believe he did well by his dogs.“I’ve been out of control for so long. I can’t balance, I can’t do anything. I can’t steer a sled, I keep wrecking and falling,” he said. “I can’t do the dogs justice, that’s what’s so bad.”Despite his long-lived mushing career, it’s unclear if Buser will come back to the race.“I never say ‘never.’ You don’t get me to fall in that little trap,” he said. “I’m the only one that has never said ‘never,’ that way I don’t need to come back.”Receiving congratulations from Iditarod Trail Committee Executive Director Stan Hooley. KNOM Radio Mission photo.The same question came up for another long-time veteran.  More than once, Sonny Lindner has commented about retiring from the sport, but this year, he says it’s official.“Well I started in ’78,” Lindner said.He’s finished the race 21 times.  He says this year’s run was reminiscent of them all.“Well, it had little part of all of them,” Lindner said. “The bad parts, I think.”With that, Lindner climbed on the back of his sled, called to his dogs and took off out of the finish chute for what very well be the last time in a career that spans nearly as many decades as the race itself.last_img read more

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first_imgIf you’ve been keeping up with Activision news this week, this latest rumor will fill you with dread: the house that Kotick built is looking to purchase Take Two Interactive, the publisher of the Grand Theft Auto and Bioshock series. If the rumor is true, the acquisition would make Activision even more of an untoppleable colossus than it already is. Not only would it own World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Bioshock and Grand Theft Auto, it would bring their talent along for the ride.The problem here, frankly, is that Activision is by-and-large an exploitative game publisher. Look how they ran the Guitar Hero franchise into the ground: they simply bled it dry. All signs point to Activision being in the process of doing the same thing with the Call of Duty franchise. It’s the equivalent of overfishing.Forgive me, then, if I react with horror at the prospect of Bobby Kotick owning the Bioshock franchise, or Grand Theft Auto, and suddenly demanding that these series produce new titles with the same regularity as other Activision franchises.For now, though, this is just a rumor… and there’s always the chance that Activision would choose to handle any Take Two studios it did absorb more in line with the way they handle Blizzard: with free reign. Here’s hoping.Read more at MCVlast_img read more

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first_img Apple Brings Contactless Student IDs to More UniversitiesCelebrate World Emoji Day With Diverse New Characters It seems like only yesterday when Apple dropped not just one but two totally different new models of its flagship product the iPhone. The iPhone 8/8Plus was a nice if conventional upgrade on previous models. But the iPhone X was a complete reinvention with a bezel-free screen, face-stealing tech, improved AR functionality, and a $1,000 price tag. However, because none of this can ever stop, obviously new iPhones are now on the way.Coinciding with this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, rumors are now swirling as to what exactly the next iPhones will be when they are inevitably revealed in September. Reports from Bloomberg suggest there will in fact be three variants of the iPhone X, iPhone XXX, if you will.How exactly does Apple plan to split the iPhone X into three? We can’t confirm anything, but this speculation is pretty convincing. The first new iPhone X would just be an expected upgrade to the existing iPhone X. It would pack a more powerful A12 processor, run iOS 12, and maybe come in a new color. But it would be the phone you’re expecting after the iPhone X. Using past Apple naming conventions, let’s call this one the iPhone Xs.AdChoices广告The second phone would swap the OLED screen for an LCD one and steel parts for aluminum. This would reduce quality somewhat but also make the phone, which again currently costs $1,000, more affordable. Let’s call this one the iPhone Xc.Finally, the most drastic new iPhone X would feature a bigger body (oh boy) about the size of the iPhone 8 Plus. However, the bezel-free display would give the phone a whopping 6.5-inch screen (versus the 5.8 iPhone X screen) with a 2688 x 1242 resolution. Other new features might include improved face-scanning tech and a split-screen mode. History suggests this phone would be called the iPhone X Plus, but how could Apple pass up calling it the iPhone XL?Whatever the new iPhone(s) end up being, it’ll still be a few months before we know for sure. So rest easy knowing your current $1,000 iPhone X isn’t obsolete just yet.Purchase the iPhone XVerizonT-MobileAT&TSprintFor more MWC coverage visit our sister site PC Mag. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_imgMovea´s Gyration Air Mouse works both in the air and on the desk. Wave your Air Mouse in the air and navigate your mouse pointer on your desktop. Movea’s MotionSense technology that enables it to work both in-air and on desktop by just waving your mouse. Movea´s Gyration Air Mouse uses a proprietary radio frequency technology and has a range of up to 100 feet and also works through walls. The laser sensor enables for precise desktop tracking, making it ideal for working on a desk or other flat surface. Precision motion sensors guarantee accurate responses to natural hand movements. A simple wrist motion will command presentations, enhanced with Movea´s GyroTools presentation effects, or control multimedia entertainment on a laptop or desktop.The RF-based unit weighs approximately 4 ounces. The RF USB unit stores conveniently inside the mouse and comes with a travel case. The device will be available for purchase in early October with a suggested retail price of $99.99. For additional information, visit Gyration Website. Citation: Movea’s Gyration Air Mouse (2008, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-09-movea-gyration-air-mouse.htmlcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgCancun, Q.R. — One man has died and another injured after shots were fired on a beach of the mainland of Isla Mujeres.The mainland area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres registered its first murder of the year after a man was shot and killed on a beach in front of the Riu Dunamar Hotel.According to reports, the man shot was a street vendor. The shooting occurred Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. after he was targeted by an unknown subject who reportedly shot at him several times. The shooting took place on the beach in front of the lifeguard tower of the Rui Dunamar hotel.During the shooting, a hotel lifeguard was injured, receiving a gunshot wound. Both were taken to a nearby hospital. The street vendor later died from his injuries. The lifeguard was voluntarily released from hospital the same day.The deceased has been identified as Manuel Guillermo N.An investigation by Ministerial Police revealed that more than 10 casings were lifted by hotel security employees and moved more than 100 meters away, altering the crime scene. The move was reportedly to try cover the image of the hotel.Unofficial sources said the attack could be related to the sale of drugs in the beach area.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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