CFB GAGETOWN, N.B. – Some of the world’s best snipers are gathered at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, to compete against their peers in an elite profession that is the stuff of movies and myths.“I thought it was the coolest thing in the world basically. I wanted to shoot people in the face and I got to do it,” said Sgt. Steven Thompson, of the United States Marines reserve.Thompson spent five years in the active forces, including two tours in Afghanistan, and said he was in the 19th annual Canadian International Sniper Concentration at this sprawling base in central New Brunswick to win.It includes teams from Canada, France, Australia, the Netherlands and the United States.Most of the snipers interviewed Friday took a more analytical approach to their task. Capt. John Bourgeois, officer in charge of the Canadian Forces Sniper Cell, said the event is both a competition and a chance to compare notes and improve skills.“The shooting part of being a sniper is the easy part. What we’re doing is challenging the snipers on every other part of being a sniper. They’re going to be required to navigate over 40 kilometres through deep, thick woods. They have timings to meet and plan their missions to get through this exercise. We’re going to push them to their limits,” he said.The event comes just three months after a Canadian Forces sniper set a record in Iraq for the longest confirmed kill at 3.5 kilometres.The shot killed one fighter with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which the military said thwarted an attack on an Iraqi military unit.While that sniper has not been named, Bourgeois said the other snipers are proud of him, rather than jealous.Sgt. Ivan Sanson, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, agrees — but said it doesn’t diminish the competitive nature of snipers.“Everyone in the sniper community is very competitive. I think you have to be. It’s important that they strive to be the best,” he said.While most competitors are military, there are also snipers from the Halifax Regional Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Saint John Police Force.The Canadian Forces are primarily using two rifles, the .338 Timber Wolf and the Tac 50 — a .50 calibre weapon that was used to make the record shot in Iraq.The Saint John force is now also equipped with the .338.Saint John Const. Darren Milburn says his force will use it differently than the military because police tend to work in shorter distances.“We’re going to use ours more as an anti-material weapon — if we have to take an engine block out of a suspect vehicle. The military are using that calibre for extended range,” he said.The competitors used Friday to test their weapons and get them “zeroed in” before the competition starts Saturday.Bourgeois said the skills required to excel includes a lot of math.“They’ve got to know how far away the target is, they’ve got to know how big he is, they then determine the angle, the gravity, the atmospheric pressure, the wind, the temperature of the rifle, the temperature of the air, the angle of the sun, and time of day,” Bourgeois said.“The good guys here will factor those things in four or five seconds and take their shots.”The competition runs until Sept. 14.
BEIJING, China – China have signed a series of multibillion-dollar business agreements during President Donald Trump’s visit in a tradition aimed at blunting criticism of Beijing’s trade policies.Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said agreements signed Thursday at a ceremony attended by Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, totalled $253.4 billion, though many were memoranda of understanding or other arrangements that were less than firm contracts. Commercial sales announced appeared to total about $65 billion, many involving goods Chinese companies routinely buy.Such contract signings are a fixture of visits to Beijing by foreign leaders and are meant to defuse foreign complaints about China’s trade surpluses and market barriers. They often represent purchases already made by Chinese mobile phone makers, airlines and other customers that are collected for the visit, which means they have little effect on the trade balance.The contracts give Trump the opportunity to claim a rare political win following a first year in office marked by little legislative progress on health care and taxes. Trump has made narrowing the U.S. trade deficit with China — $347 billion last year — a priority. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that was a “central focus” of his talks with Xi.The American Chamber of Commerce in China said ahead of Trump’s visit it welcomed such contracts but expressed concern his focus on trade in goods might mean the president paid pays less attention to equally important issues such as complaints about restrictions on access to finance, health care and other industries in China’s state-dominated economy.Following the signing ceremony, Xi promised a more open business environment for foreign companies after Trump vowed to change unfair trade relations.“China will not close its doors and will open even wider,” said Xi. He promised a “more open, more transparent and more orderly” market.Previous administrations have celebrated similar market-opening promises only to be left disappointed.Both governments appeared to be doing their best to report the biggest total for contract signings for political benefit.The biggest agreements Thursday included a deal to co-operate on a gas project in Alaska valued at $43 billion and a shale gas demonstration project in West Virginia valued at $83.7 billion. There was no indication of how much money, if any, would change hands.Firmer contracts signed Thursday included the Chinese purchase of 300 Boeing Co. jetliners for $37 billion mobile phone chipsets from Qualcomm for $12 billion, General Electric Co. jet engines for $2.5 billion and soybeans for $1.6 billion.Ford Motor Co. committed to have its China joint venture import vehicles and auto parts worth $9.5 billion over three years and General Motors Co. made a similar commitment valued at $2.2 billion.That was on top of agreements signed Wednesday totalling $9 billion. Those included a pledge by China’s biggest online retailer, JD.com, to buy American beef and pork worth $1.2 billion and a separate memorandum of understanding on possible soybean purchases worth up to $3.4 billion.The U.S. Commerce Department said the Alaska gas project would create 12,000 jobs during construction.Other agreements included memoranda of understanding, or a promise to discuss the possibility of firmer deals, on liquefied natural gas sales and industrial development co-operation.China’s trade surplus with the United States in October widened by 12.2 per cent from a year earlier to $26.6 billion. The total surplus with the United States for the first 10 months of the year rose to $223 billion.China is the No. 3 export market for the United States after Canada and Mexico. U.S. exports to China rose 77 per cent from 2007 to 2016 but Washington reported a $347 billion trade deficit with China last year.Trump’s administration also is investigating whether Beijing improperly pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.Xi said China is willing to expand imports of LNG, crude oil and other U.S. energy products and would explore “the potential” of more imports of American beef, cotton and other agricultural products.It was also unclear if these pledges extend beyond a U.S.-China trade agreement announced in May that featured LNG and beef exports to China, which trade experts called a modest fulfilment of past assurances made by China.
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Niagara police are searching for two men after a gun was fired during an early morning break-in.Investigators say two gunmen burst into a home on Grantham Avenue in St. Catharines early in the morning. They say the gunmen broke the front door and roughed up one of the people inside. That person needed treatment for head injures. The gunmen fired two shots into the wall before taking off toward Facer Street. The suspects are both described as black men.The first suspect has a stocky build and a scruffy beard. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with light shirt underneath.The other suspect has a thin build and was wearing a grey shirt. The incident happened before 5:30 Wednesday morning.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09
by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press Posted Jul 28, 2017 8:38 am MDT Last Updated Jul 28, 2017 at 10:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mainstream Model 3 holds promise – and peril – for Tesla This undated image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan. The electric car company’s newest vehicle, the Model 3, which set to go to its first 30 customers Friday, July 28, 2017, is half the cost of previous models. Its $35,000 starting price and 215-mile range could bring hundreds of thousands of customers into Tesla’s fold, taking it from a niche luxury brand to the mainstream. (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP) FREMONT, Calif. – For Tesla, everything is riding on the Model 3.The electric car company’s newest vehicle was delivered to its first 30 customers — all Tesla employees — Friday evening. Its $35,000 starting price — half the cost of Tesla’s previous models — and range of up to 310 miles (498 km) could bring hundreds of thousands of customers into the automaker’s fold, taking it from a niche luxury brand to the mainstream. Around 500,000 people worldwide have already reserved a Model 3.Those higher sales could finally make Tesla profitable and accelerate its plans for future products like SUVs and pickup trucks.Or the Model 3 could dash Tesla’s dreams.Potential customers could lose faith if Tesla doesn’t meet its aggressive production schedule, or if the cars have quality problems that strain Tesla’s small service network. The compact Model 3 may not entice a global market that’s increasingly shifting to SUVs, including all-electric SUVs from Audi and others going on sale soon. And a fully loaded Model 3 with 310 miles of range costs a hefty $59,500; the base model goes 220 miles (322 km) on a charge.Limits on the $7,500 U.S. tax credit for electric cars could also hurt demand. Once an automaker sells 200,000 electric cars in the U.S., the credit phases out. Tesla has already sold more than 126,000 vehicles since 2008, according to estimates by WardsAuto, so not everyone who buys a Model 3 will be eligible.“There are more reasons to think that it won’t be successful than it will,” says Karl Brauer, the executive publisher for Cox Automotive, which owns Autotrader and other car buying sites.The Model 3 has long been part of Palo Alto, California-based Tesla’s plans. In 2006 — three years after the company was founded — CEO Elon Musk said Tesla would eventually build “affordably priced family cars” after establishing itself with high-end vehicles like the Model S, which starts at $69,500. This will be the first time many Tesla workers will be able to afford a Tesla.“It was never our goal to make expensive cars. We wanted to make a car everyone could buy,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Friday. “If you’re trying to make a difference in the world, you also need to make cars people can afford.”Tesla started taking reservations for the Model 3 in March 2016. Musk said more than 500,000 people have put down a $1,000 deposit for the car. People ordering a car now likely won’t get it until late 2018. Cars will go first to employees and customers on the West Coast; overseas deliveries start late next year, and right-hand drive versions come in 2019.Lisa Gingerich, a Milwaukee-based attorney, reserved a Model 3 within minutes of the order bank’s opening. She doesn’t know when she’ll get to choose from the limited number of options, including colour and wheel size, or when her car will arrive. She’s borrowing a friend’s Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid while she waits.Gingerich thought about getting a Model S, but found it too expensive and flashy for the charities she often works with. She could get an all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, which is the same price as the Model 3 and has more range. But she wants access to Tesla’s fast-charging Supercharger stations, which are strategically placed along U.S. highways.She also wants to support Musk’s bold vision. Musk, the billionaire founder of PayPal, also runs rocket maker Space Explorations Technologies Corp. and dabbles in artificial intelligence research and high-speed transportation projects.“It’s kind of like organic food. The more people buy it, the more it becomes accessible for everybody,” Gingerich says.But car-making has proved a challenge to Musk. Both the Model S and the Model X SUV were delayed and then plagued with pesky problems, like doors that don’t work and blank screens in their high-tech dashboards.Tesla’s luxury car owners might overlook those problems because they liked the thrill of being early adopters. But mainstream buyers will be less forgiving.“This will be their primary vehicle, so they will have high expectations of quality and durability and expect everything to work every time,” said Sam Abuelsamid, a senior researcher with Navigant Research.The Model 3 was designed to be much simpler and cheaper to make than Tesla’s previous vehicles. It has one dashboard screen, not two, and no fancy door handles. It’s made primarily of steel, not aluminum. It has no instrument panel; the speed limit and other information normally there can be found on the centre screen. It doesn’t even have a key fob; drivers can open and lock the car with a smartphone or a credit card-like key.Still, Musk said he’s expecting “at least six months of manufacturing hell” as the Model 3 ramps up to full production. Musk wants to be making 20,000 Model 3s per month by December at the carmaker’s Fremont factory.Musk aims to make 500,000 vehicles next year, a number that could help Tesla finally make money. The company has only had two profitable quarters since it went public in 2010. But even at that pace, Tesla will remain a small player. Toyota Motor Corp. made more than 10 million vehicles last year.Abuelsamid said even if it doesn’t meet its ambitious targets, Tesla has done more than anyone to promote electric vehicles.“A decade ago they were a little more than golf carts. Now all of a sudden, EVs are real, practical vehicles that can be used for anything,” he said.
OSU sophomore Taylor White (21) and junior Shelby Hursh (19) in a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Lantern File PhotoJust five hours after its defeat at the hands of the Arizona Wildcats, the Ohio State softball team recouped and avoided elimination in the Knoxville regional at the NCAA tournament, advancing to Sunday.OSU only collected two hits in its first contest in the late morning of Saturday, but the bats came to life in a 6-1 victory over Marist, eliminating the Red Foxes from the NCAA tournament.For much of the game, sophomore outfielder Taylor White led the OSU offense to an early lead. In the first inning, the Buckeyes had a runner on second and third with two outs when White delivered a two-run triple to put OSU ahead 2-0.In her next at-bat, White launched a homerun to left-center field off second-team All-MAAC redshirt junior pitcher Jessica Van Alphen for a 3-0 lead. Van Alphen had a record of 10-3 and an ERA of 1.98 coming into the game.The second-team All-Big Ten honoree, White, gave a lift to a struggling offense who only totaled one run combined in its last two games. White has 32 RBIs this season.Freshman Emily Clark and first-team All-Big Ten junior infielder Alex Bayne hit back-to-back homeruns in the fifth. Bayne’s team-leading 19th homer came off MAAC pitcher of the year Jayne Oberdorf.Handed the loss in the first game, Buckeye junior pitcher Shelby Hursh was back in the circle for coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly’s squad against Marist and displayed confidence the team expects from its ace. Hursh tossed her ninth complete game while surrendering just four hits, one unearned run and striking out seven Red Foxes. She picked up her 16th win in her junior campaign.Hursh likely has been OSU’s best pitcher all season. After pitching two games on Saturday, it’s unclear whether the right-handed Hursh will be ready to go on Sunday.OSU will need stellar performances up and down the lineup on Sunday when the Buckeyes play an elimination game at noon against host, 13th-ranked Tennessee. The winner plays Arizona in the regional finals.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A study of 160 women found that those who sang lullabies both during pregnancy and after giving birth had babies who spent significantly shorter periods crying.Around 170 pregnant women were split between those who were told to sing lullabies in the months immediately before and after birth and those who were not.The babies in the singing group generally cried 18.5 per cent of the time compared to 28.2 per cent of the time in the group who were not sung to.Meanwhile for those with colic – excessive or frequent crying where there is no ill health – the babies who had enjoyed prenatal lullabies tended to cry for about a quarter of the time.Bonding was also analysed using a scientific measurement called the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale while they also recorded hours of baby sleep, crying incidences and bouts of colic.In the weeks after birth, the postnatal bonding measurement was higher among the singers – 1.96 against 1.28 on the scale.The research was undertaken by the University of Milan and published in the journal Women and Birth.The authors said: “Mothers singing lullabies could improve maternal-infant bonding. It could also have positive effects on neonatal behaviour and maternal stress.” Mothers singing lullabies could improve maternal-infant bondingWomen and Birth journal Many expectant parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby by redecorating its intended bedroom in a soothing colour and buying lots of rattles and cuddly toys.But new research suggests that the best way of ensuring a happy and contented newborn is by singing to it while it is still in the womb.
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 80,246 Views UPWARDS OF 56,000 people are without power across the country as Stom Doris downed branches and power lines with gale force winds reaching 140 km/h.In the east, ESB Powercheck is reporting major outages in Lucan and Celbridge leaving over 2,500 homes and businesses without power. Along the coast there are other power outages from Balbriggan to Bray.In the west there are major outages in parts of Mayo with thousands of customers across Ballinrobe, Westport and Charlestown without power.There are 770 separate outages across the country with ESB repair teams having been dispatched to different areas since early this morning. The provider warns that this may even increase as stormy conditions continue.ESB says that it is too early to say when outages will be repaired but that it will likely be this afternoon before the full extent of the damage has been assessed.ESB Networks have mobilised crews who are currently working as well as possible in very difficult conditions to restore power as quickly as possible to affected customers, once it is safe to do so. Crews based in areas of the country less impacted by the storm are en route to assist colleagues in the most affected areas. Updated 8.58 am Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter 86 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3252668 Strong gusty winds across the airfield may impact flight schedule @DublinAirport this morn, check with your airline for latest flight info.— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) February 23, 2017 Source: Met Office/Twitter #StormDoris will arrive from the west on Thursday, bringing damaging winds and heavy rain with heavy snowfall in the north pic.twitter.com/aBAlFeeNHS— Met Office (@metoffice) February 22, 2017 Source: ESB Networks/Twitter We have a lot of damage from #stormdoris this morning please see https://t.co/VMtxFrW7FY for updates on most faults Apologies— ESB Networks (@ESBNetworks) February 23, 2017 Road closed jct Malahide Castle as trees are blocking/cables down. @ESBNetworks on way @aaroadwatch @DCCTraffic #StormDoris #DorisDay pic.twitter.com/L8pk8rSjU2— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) February 23, 2017 Looking ahead, our weather will stay changeable and unsettled for the rest of the week, and into next week too.Temperatures will hit 6 to 9 degrees throughout the day, but the wind chill will mean it’ll feel even colder than that.Luckily, Met Éireann predicts we may get over the worst of the wind by Thursday evening, as our easterly neighbours get hit by Storm Doris.- With reporting by Rónán DuffyGot any pictures from the storm? Send them into us at email@example.com.Read: Lock your doors and shut your windows tonight – Storm Doris is comingRead: Storm Doris is on the way – and she’s bringing severe winds with her Downed trees are also causing major commuting problems, especially towards Dublin with AA Roadwatch is reporting problems across Kildare, Meath and Laois.Fire crews in Cavan and Meath are all dealing with problems and a truck has overturned on the M1.Caution is being urged across all routes.The stormy weather across Ireland and the UK has also caused the cancellation of flights and ferry crossing with providers urging customers to check the status of their flights.A total of 12 Aer Lingus flights have been cancelled and others are delayed. Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 7:25 AM Source: Dublin Airport/Twitter Share498 Tweet Email2 More than 56,000 without power as Storm Doris downs power lines, trees and cancels flights Weather warnings come into effect tonight across Ireland. By Sean Murray Feb 23rd 2017, 7:25 AM Short URL Met Éireann’s weather warning for Storm Doris remains in effect.A status yellow warning from Met Éireann kicked in at midnight as heavy rainfall and sharp winds affect the whole of the island well into the afternoon.However, a status orange warning kicked in between 5am and 9am, with gusts of up to 110 to 120km/h predicted.This orange warning applies for counties in the east of the country, including Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath. Road clean up after a blocked route in Shankill, Co Dublin. Source: John Coveney PhotographyEngland and Wales are also set to get badly hit, with even heavier rainfall and strong winds expected across the Irish sea as Storm Doris gathers momentum.There is also a status orange warning in place for coastal regions as winds will reach strong gale force 9, and persist throughout the day.Winds will be even stronger on the east coast, with storm force 10 gales from Fair Head in Antrim to Carnsore Point in Wexford.
Japon : “Un accident nucléaire de niveau 5 ou 6″Fusion nucléaire ou fuite radioactive ? Devant l’incertitude de la situation de la centrale de Fukushima au Japon, l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) et l’Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN) se sont exprimés lors d’une conférence de presse cet après-midi à Paris pour répondre à nos interrogations.Aujourd’hui, le Japon n’est pas dans une situation de catastrophe mais “d’accident nucléaire très grave”. C’est ce qu’a déclaré cet après-midi André-Claude Lacoste, président de l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) lors d’une conférence destinée à faire le point sur la situation des centrales nucléaires japonaises. Depuis le séisme de vendredi dernier, les incidents s’y multiplient laissant craindre une menace nucléaire.Les centrales de Fukushima disposent de 11 réacteurs qui se sont automatiquement arrêtés lors du séisme. Malgré cet arrêt, les réacteurs qui étaient en fonctionnement continuent d’émettre de la chaleur. C’est ici qu’interviennent les systèmes de refroidissement censés faire diminuer la température. Dans la centrale de Fukushima Daiichi, ces systèmes sont en panne et c’est de là que viennent les difficultés rencontrées au niveau du réacteur 1, du 3 et aujourd’hui du 2. “C’est à peu près le même processus qui s’est produit dans les différents réacteurs”, a expliqué Thomas Houdré de l’ASN. Le manque d’eau de refroidissement endommage les combustibles qui risquent une fusion. Depuis samedi, les autorités japonaises injectent donc de l’eau de mer dans la cuve et dans l’enceinte pour refroidir le coeur du réacteur, une “véritable mesure d’urgence” qui ne présente cependant pas de risque de contamination radioactive.Parallèlement à cette mesure, elles procèdent aussi à des rejets volontaires de vapeur destinés à décompresser l’intérieur des enceintes des réacteurs. Ce sont ces vapeurs qui sont responsables des pics de radioactivité. Quant aux explosions survenues ces deux derniers jours, celles-ci sont dues à une accumulation d’hydrogène, qui, réagissant avec la vapeur provoque de spectaculaires déflagrations. “La priorité aujourd’hui est de refroidir les réacteurs”, a indiqué Thomas Houdré avant de préciser que l’ASN était incapable d’estimer la durée du processus au vu des données dont elle disposait. Samedi, la situation avait été classée au niveau 4 de l’échelle des événements nucléaires. Aujourd’hui, A-C Lacoste a estimé que la gravité de l’incident avait désormais atteint le niveau 5 voire 6. Pour comparaison, l’accident de Tchernobyl en 1986 correspondait au niveau 7, le plus élevé.Un nouveau Tchernobyl ? À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéJustement, pour l’ASN impossible de comparer la situation actuelle à celle de Tchernobyl. “Les deux accidents correspondent à des mécaniques différentes”, a expliqué A-C Lacoste. En 1986, il s’agissait d’une perte de maîtrise de la réaction nucléaire alors que le Japon fait aujourd’hui face à un problème de refroidissement. Néanmoins, l’ASN a reconnu que dans le pire des cas où les autorités ne parviendraient pas à refroidir les combustibles et à décompresser les réacteurs, la situation s’approcherait dangereusement de celle de Tchernobyl. Ceci conduirait à une combustion provoquant une percée de la cuve et de l’enceinte avec des rejets massifs d’éléments radioactifs. Actuellement, s’il y a eu un début de fusion dans les réacteurs, on est encore loin de ce scénario.Pourtant, l’ASN a indiqué ce matin que les rejets radioactifs dans l’environnement étaient “importants”. Une affirmation confirmée par Agnès Buzyn, présidente de l’Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN) également présente à la conférence : “C’est le prix à payer pour décompresser les réacteurs”. Pour l’instant, l’IRSN s’est refusé à communiquer des chiffres sur la radioactivité. Mais il a estimé que les rejets ne nécessitaient pas d’évacuation supplémentaire au delà de 20 kilomètres autour du site de la centrale. Restant prudent quant aux données japonaises, il a tout de même envoyé un expert sur place pour vérifier les ordres de grandeur. Par ailleurs, Agnès Buzyn a indiqué que dès ce soir l’Institut publiera sur son site Internet les mesures prises par leurs balises sur le territoire japonais.Une situation à l’issue très incertaineSelon A-C Lacoste, le Japon fait face à une crise capable de “durer plusieurs jours voire plusieurs semaines”. En effet, si les autorités parviennent à refroidir les réacteurs, ceci ne constituera qu’un maintien à court terme. “Il faut parvenir à résoudre le problème de la température du coeur et à mettre en place des moyens fiables et pérennes. Aujourd’hui, on est typiquement dans les moyens d’urgence”, a expliqué le président de l’ASN avant d’indiquer qu’ils étaient en contact régulier avec leurs homologues japonais. Mais au vu des données dont ils disposent, l’ASN et l’IRSN ne seraient pas en mesure de se prononcer sur l’avenir de la situation.Le 14 mars 2011 à 19:15 • Emmanuel Perrin
Report: Facebook Developing ‘Threads’ App For Close FriendsAdorable Puppy Born With ‘Fur Mustache’ Goes Viral on Instagram Stay on target The con dates back to about 2012, according to fact-checking site Snopes; similar messages spread across social media, falsely claiming that Facebook would rip off users’ content unless they posted a disclaimer saying they did not consent.Watch: Instagram to Start Paying Researchers to Find Apps Abusing Its DataMore on Geek.com:Instagram Guilts Users Into Removing Nasty CommentsFCC: Don’t Be Fooled by ‘One Ring’ Robocall Scam11 Documentaries That Might Not Have Been So True Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.Specifically: a viral Instagram post claiming the social network can now use images against users in court cases.The widely circulated screenshot alleges that new Instagram rules mean “everything you’ve ever posted” becomes public domain—even deleted content.But that’s simply not true.First of all, a digital image shared online is not legally binding.Especially if it’s a years-old hoax bursting with grammatical errors and inconsistent typography that cites a generic “Channel 13 News” service and suggested laws which have nothing to do with privacy.Still, Instagram users have been uploading the bogus message to their accounts as a “warning” to others, NBC News reported.Among the bamboozled A-listers are actors Taraji P. Henson, Tom Holland, Julianne Moore, Rob Lowe, Debra Messing, and Julia Roberts; musicians Niall Horan, Waka Flocka Flame, and Usher; model Adriana Lima; Beyoncé’s mother; and New York Magazine Design Editor Wendy Goodman. Most have since deleted the message (some replacing it with reposts about fires in the Amazon).They are in good company, at least: Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the man responsible for maintaining America’s nuclear arsenal, also fell victim to the prank, trying to joke his way out of it by replying to the post with: “I’ll be darned!! First time I’ve seen anything fake on the Internet!!”Instagram officials have publicly stated the message is fake, and that the company will not use personal images in court.“If you’re seeing a meme claiming Instagram is changing its rules … it’s not true,” Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, wrote on Twitter.Brand communications manager Stephanie Otway confirmed to NBC that “there’s no truth to this post.”Some celebs, meanwhile, did their homework before blindly posting a scam to their followers: The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, musician John Mayer, and even CNN poked fun at the situation.
It also brings to mind the epic five year wait for the Twitter account based on Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Frank N Furter to complete the word “anticipation”, and, for me that one time that I tweeted the lyrics to Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” for its tenth anniversary. The “hidden message in online social media” viral trend isn’t all that new, but it is always impressive. On August 24, 2018, Twitter user @CostcoRiceBag revealed they had been secretly tweeting the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody using the first word of their tweets over a matter of months. Because Mart had tweeted the words in reverse, users could “sing” Bohemian Rhapsody by scrolling through her feed. These are our favorite YouTube channels (not called CNET) YouTube/doddleoddle YouTuber and musician, Dorothy “Dodie” Clark, just pulled off an almighty, super wholesome YouTube heist that will blow your mind.Dodie, who goes by the moniker “doddleoddle” on YouTube is an English singer and songwriter. Over the last nine months, she uploaded a number of videos that seemed like the standard YouTube fair: vlogs, songs, chatting to her subscribers, fairy lights and general fun shenanigans. But underneath it all, Dodie had hatched a plan.”I’ve uploaded some videos but in each one are several hidden lyrics of a song I’ve written”, she explains at the beginning of her latest video, posted on Jan. 22Dodie explains that in her previous uploaded videos she had been slipping lyrics — sung in the right key, no less — into her vlogs in a clandestine operation to “build a song scrapbook-style”. At the end of her secret nine month stunt, Dodie says she “made a baby of sorts”. The song that she had hidden within was her new single “Arms Unfolding”, which she says was inspired by friends learning to love again, which resonated with how she was feeling about YouTube at the time. It’s all very wholesome and sweet.You can watch — and listen to — Dodie’s video below: 12 Photos Online Tags Share your voice 0 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game. IS IT JUST ME, OR DID I JUST PULL OFF THE GREATEST TWITTER SCHEME OF ALL TIME?????Read the first word of my tweets to find out….— Hadie Mart (@CostcoRiceBag) August 23, 2018 Post a comment YouTube
Bruce Arians chats with offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin on practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (Adam Green/Arizona Sports) “Look forward to taking the pads off today. Had a great practice yesterday; bounced back extremely well. Take the pads off today, work on the Raiders for the young guys—they’ll get most of the work today so that they can put on the best performance they can in their first big evaluation.”Will you be calling plays in the preseason?“No, Harold (Goodwin) will have it all; the game plan the whole way. I’ll do game three.”So if you’re not calling plays what will you be doing on the sidelines?“Deciding if we got for it on fourth or go for two. Tough job. Somebody got to do it.”Does that free you up to chew more people out?“Yeah, they wish I was more involved in that part of it … especially the referees.”Do you see David Johnson still being involved in special teams?“Yeah, probably. A bunch of our starters are involved in special teams.”With Jake Coker, can you fix his mechanics?“You can quicken feet. It’s hard to change deliveries but you can tweak things and he’s gotten better of getting the ball out of his hand faster, and when he does get it out fast he’s pretty accurate.”Do you see this as Matt Barkley’s first real shot to show you what he’s got? Top Stories Have you noticed things getting chippy as camp grows longer“No, we don’t have any pushing and shoving. They’re just tired of listening to each other. Two days ago they weren’t going hard enough to get chippy. Yesterday was a lot better.”The training camp schedule is going to change some here in the next week. Are you looking to see how the team responds?“It’s great for us because the way our schedule goes during the season, you get into a routine and you fall into a routine. Once you start changing routines, I think that’s very good for a football team to see how they handle change of routine. Usually, if you play every Sunday at 1 o’clock, you ain’t very good. If you’re playing Thursday night, Sunday night, Monday night, change of schedules, you’re a pretty good football team. You have to learn to adapt, getting flexed, all those things that happen in the end of the season and we’ll go through some of that next week. I would’ve liked to have scheduled another team this week to work against, something we’ll look into in the future. Anxious to see how the two practices (Sunday and Monday) go outside next week to see if that’s a possibility to bring another team here and practice early in the morning.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Well, no, every practice is a chance to show me what you got. This is the first test to show everybody else what he’s got. Every practice you’re being evaluated in preparation, everything.”Has either one of those two quarterbacks stepped up to be the No. 3 guy?“Not yet. They both have potential to.”Is there a chance you would only keep two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster?“We have in the past plenty of times. It’s going to come down to who’s the best player, not the position. It’s just who’s the best player.”Have you seen enough consistency in your second- and third-team offensive linemen?“Not really. Antoine (McClain) has flashed a number of days and as he gets tired his technique goes down a little bit. John (Wetzel) is the same way. They’re both extremely heavy sweaters. They’ll lose eight pounds in a practice and as they fatigue their technique goes to (expletive), but their effort it still good. (Cole) Toner has looked good at times. Taylor Boggs was having a really good camp at guard and center before he got hurt, but nobody is at the level Earl is at.”Watford has kind of evolved into a crucial offensive lineman.“Very crucial. His value sometimes is higher than a starter. When you can play five positions as a backup, you’ll play a long time in this league. Sometimes you get in as a starter and you get exposed a little bit and everybody thinks you’re not as good as you really are and the value is not there. Having learned how to play center, started at right tackle, played guard, that’s a lot of value.” GLENDALE, Ariz. – Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fourth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media each day during training camp.Here, in this space, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through.“Ok, out for this game: Asa Jackson (leg), Michael Jenkins (hand), John Brown (concussion), Earl Watford (knee), Taylor Boggs (calf), Corey Peters (plantar fasciitis), Alani Fua (knee), Robert Nkemdiche (ankle) and Brittan Golden (hamstring). We got a couple of guys that are iffy: Cariel Brooks (quad), Jaxon Shipley (foot) and Olsen Pierre (unknown). Obviously, the guys who are on PUP are not coming off. 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – / 24 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
APT is offering a choice of two SuperDeals. Book any itinerary of 16 days or longer before 30 June 2016 and you’ll fly to India for $795, including air taxes of up to $870. Alternatively book any India holiday of 16 days or more, staying in a Colonial, Heritage, Viceroy and Maharaja Suite, and fly business class from $1,995 per person. Terms and conditions apply and offers are subject to availability.Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterThe addition of an exciting Sri Lankan discovery tour, a new houseboat journey through the Kerala Backwaters and the chance to go in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger are just three of the highlights of APT’s new India portfolio for 2017. The award-winning luxury travel operator has announced that for the first time travel agents have the opportunity to combine Sri Lanka with its already popular luxury India river cruising and land tours in 2017.The new nine-day Sri Lankan land journey takes guests to the key sights on the island, dubbed the ‘teardrop of India’. Highlights include a tour of the World Heritage-listed Sigiriya Rock fortress, the chance to dine by candle and flaming torches at a special dinner held in the enormous Caves of Heritance and enjoying high tea amidst the plantations in Nuwara Eliya.APT has secured some of the island’s most outstanding hotels including The Heritance in both Negombo and Kandalama, Earl’s Regency in Kandy and the historic Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.This exciting new journey features on two of the three core itineraries featured in APT’s India Featuring Sri Lanka 2017 programme. The most popular journey is the 22-day Spirit of India and Sri Lanka, an all-inclusive journey that travels from Negombo to Kolkata.Following the eight-night Sri Lanka tour, guests enjoy a six-night land journey that showcases some of the most famous icons of India – from Delhi to the Taj Mahal at Agra and the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur – and then a seven-night lower Ganges river cruise aboard the luxurious RV Ganges Voyager.Priced from just $19,195 per person, twin share, guests stay at India’s leading luxury hotels, including The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, with its stunning views of the Taj Mahal. Sightseeing highlights include seven APT Signature Experiences, such as a cooking demonstration with a local Delhi family; and the chance to explore streets of Old Delhi by rickshaw.APT is just one of a few Australian travel companies offering river cruising in India. Sailing aboard the impressive RV Ganges Voyager on a round trip from Kolkata to Murshidabad, guests will enjoy cruise highlights including the opportunity to visit Mother Teresa’s house; learn about the local Hari Krishna community and culture; a tour of the Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad, built by an English architect in 1837 and featuring 1000 doors and a collection of European paintings, china and weapons; and shopping at shore side bazaars.The ship features well-appointed suites, all with private ensuites, flat-screen televisions, on-demand movie systems and balconies. It also features a sun deck, dining room, air-conditioned lounge, spa and gym and is designed to accommodate just 56 guests.Back by popular demand is the chance to cruise the backwaters of Kerala by majestic houseboat. This sought-after experience features as part of the 29-day Incredible India and Sri Lanka journey. APT has also introduced new sightseeing to its 21-day Wonders of India journey, which also includes Mumbai and Udaipur. In 2017 guests will travel to the largest national park in northern India, Ranthambore, to join a Canter Safari to spot wild Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat.
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