Cet oiseau vieux de 120 millions d’années avait la dent dure !Des chercheurs américains ont étudié les fossiles d’une nouvelle espèce d’oiseau du Crétacé qui contrairement aux volatils actuels, possédait une vraie dentition. Les poules n’ont peut-être pas de dents mais certains oiseaux qui vivaient il y a des millions d’années en avaient bel et bien ! C’est ce que révèlent des chercheurs américains dans la revue Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Dans cette étude, ceux-ci décrivent en effet Sulcavis geeorum, une nouvelle espèce d’oiseau du groupe des Enantiornithes qui vivait au Crétacé inférieur (il y a 121 à 125 Ma). Ses fossiles ont été mis au jour dans la province du Liaoning, en Chine et présentent une grande particularité : des dents.D’après les scientifiques, celle-ci permettaient à l’animal de manger des proies aux exosquelettes durs, comme des insectes ou des crabes. En effet, les dents des autres espèces connues d’Enantiornithes (les oiseaux les plus nombreux à l‘époque des dinosaures) ne présentaient pas de crêtes, de stries ou de bords dentelés, contrairement à celles de Sulcavis geeorum qui sont solides, avec des rainures sur la surface interne. Des caractéristiques qui les renforçaient probablement et permettaient à l’animal de consommer des aliments durs.”Alors que d’autres oiseaux perdaient leurs dents, les Enantiornithes évoluaient vers de nouvelles morphologies et des spécialisations dentaires. Nous ne comprenons toujours pas pourquoi les Enantiornithes ont si bien réussi durant le Crétacé mais ont ensuite disparu. Peut-être des différences dans le régime alimentaire ont-elles joué un rôle”, explique Jingmai O’Connor, auteur principal de cette étude cité par Science Daily.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”Cette recherche souligne à nouveau combien la diversité au sein des oiseaux du Crétacé était inégale. Les Enantiornithes, avec chacun sa propre spécialisation anatomique, sont beaucoup plus diversifiés que tout autre groupe d’oiseaux anciens”, conclut Luis Chiappe, du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle du comté de Los Angeles, co-auteur de l’étude.(crédits photo : Stephanie Abramowicz)Le 12 janvier 2013 à 09:44 • Maxime Lambert
Syndrome de Guillain-Barré : définition, symptômes, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?Le syndrome de Guillain-Barré est une maladie auto-immune caractérisé par une faiblesse musculaire voire une paralysie des membres.Définition : qu’est ce que le syndrome de Guillain-Barré ?Le syndrome de Guillain-Barré est une atteinte des nerfs périphériques, les canaux transmettant les informations du système nerveux central (cerveau et moelle épinière) vers les muscles et les organes. Il se traduit par une faiblesse musculaire ou une paralysie progressive partant le plus souvent des jambes. Il s’agit d’un phénomène transitoire durant généralement entre six mois et un an.Le syndrome de Guillain-Barré est également appelé polyradiculonévrite aiguë inflammatoire. Il fait souvent suite à une infection virale ou bactérienne. Symptômes du syndrome de Guillain-BarréLes symptômes du syndrome de Guillain-Barré apparaissent de façon brutale et sont d’intensité variable selon les cas. Ils évoluent en trois phases distinctes. – Phase d’extension : Les premiers signes à se déclarer sont des fourmillements ou des picotements au niveau des pieds et des mains. S’en suit une faiblesse musculaire pouvant aller jusqu’à la paralysie. Elle part le plus souvent des jambes (ou des pieds) puis remonte progressivement le long du corps, entraînant une paralysie respiratoire, faciale ou des muscles de la déglutition. Cette phase s’étale sur une durée d’une semaine à un mois et peut nécessiter une prise en charge en urgence en cas de blocage respiratoire ou de déglutition. – Phase de plateau : Les symptômes du syndrome de Guillain-Barré se stabilisent. Cependant, on peut constater certaines manifestations comme de l’hypertension, de l’hypotension, de la tachycardie ou des complications comme l’apparition d’escarres, de caillots de sang (phlébite) ou d’infections urinaires. La durée de cette deuxième phase est très variable, pouvant aller de quelques jours à plusieurs mois.- Phase de récupération : Il s’agit de la dernière phase du syndrome de Guillain-Barré, pendant laquelle les symptômes régressent petit à petit. Elle dure sur plusieurs mois. Causes du syndrome de Guillain-BarréLes nerfs périphériques sont constitués de fibres nerveuses qui sont entourées d’une gaine isolante appelée myéline. C’est elle qui permet une bonne circulation de l’information nerveuse. Or, dans le cas du syndrome de Guillain-Barré, cette myéline est détériorée ou carrément détruite. C’est ce qu’on appelle la démyélinisation. Le syndrome de Guillain-Barré est une maladie auto-immune. C’est-à-dire que c’est le système immunitaire qui se retourne contre l’organisme. Des anticorps nocifs sont produits et vont s’attaquer à la myéline. La raison de ce dérèglement n’est pas connue. On sait cependant qu’il fait souvent suite à une infection virale ou bactérienne, type angine, grippe ou plus récemment, fièvre Zika.Traitement du syndrome de Guillain-BarréÀ lire aussiGrippe A : un vaccin sous haute surveillanceLe syndrome de Guillain-Barré doit être traité le plus rapidement possible afin d’éviter une trop grosse détérioration des liaisons nerveuses. Il existe deux traitements principaux en fonction de la sévérité de la maladie : soit par injections d’immunoglobines intraveineuses (des anticorps sains qui vont détruire les anticorps nocifs), soit par plasmaphérèse, une technique consistant à remplacer le plasma sanguin par du plasma sain. En cas de paralysie respiratoire, une assistance respiratoire par ventilation assistée est indispensable. De la même façon, en cas de trouble grave de déglutition, les patients sont nourris à l’aide d’une sonde gastrique. Une fois le syndrome de Guillain-Barré guéri, il laisse rarement de séquelles. Le taux de rechute est également très faible.Le 19 mai 2016 à 13:58 • Maxime Lambert
Blizzard might be enjoying new success with Overwatch right now, but it’s not forgetting its roots. No, not Starcraft. It’s other roots — Warcraft. The gaming company has built and installed a massive 14-foot, 4,000-pound bronze statue of Lich King Arthas Menethil in Taiwan. The cape alone weighs 1,000 pounds. The sculpture was created by Taiwanese artist Steve Wang as a way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Blizzard Entertainment. But really, do you need a reason to build a 14-foot bronze statue of an undead sorcerer? I should think not. Being awesome is reason enough. Blizzard has published a full video showing what it was like to bring the Lich King to life.This was not an overnight project, or even something that took place over a few weekends. It took a team of more than 30 artists and craftsmen nine months to complete the statue. The team worked hard to make sure the storied power and malevolence of Arthas came through in the final product. Blizzard expects the statue of Arthas to last a very long time. Bronze is known for its durability and resistance to weathering, which is why we find so many ancient artifacts from the bronze age still intact. The statue was also designed with harsh weather in mind, including typhoon winds up to 175 miles per hour. <> If you’re in the neighborhood and want to check out the Lich King for yourself, his new home is in the Calligraphy Greenway in Taichung, Taiwan. Hopefully Niantic sees fit to make it a Pokémon Go gym, or at least a PokéStop.
Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on target Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week that comic is Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1, by DC Comics, writers Steve Orlando, Frank Barbiere, and Jim Fanning, as well as artists Aaron Lopresti and John Loter.Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1(W) Steve Orlando, Frank Barbiere, Jim Fanning(A) Aaron Lopresti, John LoterMartian Manhunter tries to halt Marvin the Martian’s determination for world domination. J’onn is conflicted with his own Martian identity as he attempts to stop the hapless, determined Marvin from blowing Earth to bits in order to gain a clear view of Venus. And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Jim Fanning with art by John Loter!via DC ComicsDC Comics is in an upswing right now, with their recent Rebirth relaunch kicking off what feels like a genuine step in the right direction for the universe. Even better though, is the massive amount of crossovers that DC has been doing, normally injunction with another publisher. Batman/TMNT, Justice League/Power Rangers, Green Lantern/Star Trek are just a few examples of the great crossovers and meet ups that DC has been a part of over the past year or so. This most recent wave is the DC Universe meeting Looney Tunes characters, an in-house set up as DC is owned by Warner Brothers. The Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1 is brought to us by this holy matrimony, and it is such a blast. A pretty straight forward main story by writers Steve Orlando and Frank Barbiere has the two characters meeting after J’Onn reconstructs the portal that brought him to earth in the first place (which looks especially like the portals from Rick and Morty). When Marvin steps out of the portal, and the two recognize each other as Martians, shenanigans ensue as the two fight over their respective beliefs in the worth of humanity. There’s a particularly great bit where Marvin cites traffic as an example of why the human race needs to be eradicated, and honestly, he’s got a point.Orlando and Barbiere do such a great job of capturing the voice of both Martians, portraying J’Onn in a way that I couldn’t help but hear Carl Lumbly’s voice from the Justice League cartoon in my head as he speaks to the values of the human race. Despite not having actually watched a cartoon with Marvin the Martian in it for a long time, quite possibly since Duck Dodgers, I immediately remembered how he sounded the minute he stepped onto the page. Artist Aaron Lopresti does a great job of updating Marvin’s design to make it feel more in line with the DC Universe, although poor J’Onn is still in that horrendous New 52 get up with the weird belly window. There is a backup story that is more Looney Tunes-esque by writer Jim Fanning and artist John Loter that is short, sweet, and super cute, presenting an alternate version of the two meeting. All in all, it makes for a great special, and probably my favorite of the Looney Tunes/DC crossovers. The Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1 is available today in print and online here at Comixology.via DC Comics6/14/17 Releases – In addition to Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading, if you are not already.Black Cloud #3 by Image Comics, writers Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, as well as artist Greg Hinkle. Check out my review of the first issue here.Kingpin #5 by writer Matthew Rosenberg, artist Ben Torres, and Marvel Comics. Final issue in one of our favorite new series! Make sure to check out Rosenberg’s new Secret Warriors series!Quantum Teens Are GO! #4 (of 4) by writer Magdalene Vissagio, artist Eryk Donovan, and Black Mask Studios. The final issue in one of my favorite new series!
Here’s the Story Behind the World’s First Major Internet AttackTry These Four Policies to Dismantle Online Hate Groups What if the best Internet you ever experienced was in the air?That’s the idea behind the Seamless Air Alliance, a new initiative aimed at enhancing high-flying Web access.Imagine boarding a plane and automatically connecting to the Internet—no login or credit card necessary. Continue streaming the movie you started at the gate; snap and share head-in-the-cloud photos to social media; stay focused on a work presentation that’s due when you land.“Our mission is to bring industries and technologies together to make an in-flight Internet experience simple to access and delightful to use,” the Alliance website said.The project, which debuted on Sunday to an audience of global telecoms at Mobile World Congress, is still in its infancy. As The Wall Street Journal pointed out, it will likely take time to gain traction and develop necessary hardware and software.So don’t hold your breath for high-speed, low-latency 5G-quality Internet on your upcoming flights.Early Seamless Air Alliance members (via OneWeb)Initial members include Airbus SE, Delta Air Lines, and No. 4 U.S. mobile carrier Sprint, which plans to roll out its fifth-generation wireless network in 2019.“We’re investing heavily to make sure our customers have the best mobile Internet experience possible,” Sprint Chief Commercial Officer Dow Draper said in a statement.Other early adopters include New Delhi-based operator Bharti Airtel, satellite startup OneWeb, EchoStar’s Hughes Network Systems, and in-flight Internet provider GoGo.“GoGo is excited to join the Seamless Alliance,” CEO Michael Small said. “We look forward to working with the Alliance to develop future generations of in-flight connectivity, which will provide airline passengers worldwide with simple, fast, and reliable connectivity.”If enough carriers, manufacturers, providers, and suppliers sign on, the Seamless Air Alliance could “usher in an entirely new approach to airborne connectivity,” according to the Journal.“Together we will enable an affordable and frictionless experience for passengers everywhere,” Greg Wyler, executive chairman of OneWeb, added.Scheduled to launch its first production satellites later this year, the company is “one step closer to bridging the global digital divide on land and in the air.”Additional firms are invited to join the group as a charter, adopter, or associate members. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Zoo Officials Slam Visitors for Carving Names on Rhino’s Back’Historic’: Artificially Conceived Southern White Rhino Born at SD Zoo Stay on target The Government of Indonesia and Sumatran Rhino Rescue alliance are the heroes we need.Together with local partners, they rescued a critically endangered female rhino from a mining concession in East Kalimantan.This marks the first major move in a conservation breeding program aimed at saving the species—also known as the hairy rhinoceros or Asian two-horned rhino—from extinction.The smallest of the rhinoceroses, it is still one of the largest—and most endangered—animals on the planet. Fewer than 80 Sumatran rhinos remain.After decades of poaching and habitat loss, the species’ greatest threat has become the distance separating their small populations, according to the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). Unable to easily find mates, many breeding-age Sumatran rhinos risk infertility.(via Ridho Hafizh Zainur Ridha/WWF-Indonesia)Once scattered across Asia, these adorable creatures are now found only in Sumatra and Borneo, where, in 2015, researchers announced the Bornean rhinoceros had become extinct from the northern part of the island. A tiny population, however, was discovered in East Kalimantan in early 2016.That’s where the unnamed female was captured and transported to a temporary holding facility in Indonesia’s Kelian Lestari Protected Forest.“This first capture in Kalimantan is the beginning of a renewed international collaboration aimed at preventing the extinction of the Sumatran rhino,” Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, said in a statement.A team of animal experts will monitor the female as she adapts to her new surroundings, before working to determine her breeding viability.(via Ridho Hafizh Zainur Ridha/WWF-Indonesia)“Saving this species requires capturing and consolidating the majority of remaining wild rhinos in intensively managed breeding facilities and, of course, continuing to protect animals in the wild,” Ellis said.“There have been multiple successful captures in the past,” she added, “and international collaboration has led to refining the tricky science of breeding the Sumatran rhino in a managed setting.”So far, three calves were born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and two more at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park in southern Sumatra.“There’s still a long road ahead but today the future of the Sumatran rhino is looking brighter,” WWF-Indonesia CEO Rizal Malik said. “The Sumatran rhino is an integral part of our heritage; we simply can’t stand by and watch the species disappear.”Praising the Government of Indonesia’s “bold conservation approach,” Malik also warned that these operations—even with years of preparation and expert assistance—”can prove risky.”But considering the circumstances, preservationists are left with little choice.“While risks remain for this rhino, with her safe arrival at the sanctuary, we’re cautiously optimistic, and our dedicated team will continue with round-the-clock care as she settles into her new home,” Malik said.More coverage on Geek.com:Siberian Unicorn Walked Earth Alongside HumansYou’ve Probably Never Heard of the Most-Trafficked Mammal in the WorldConservationists Count on Astro-Tech, Drones to Save Endangered Species
Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouHuge Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Doesn’t Have Room For Headphone Jack Stay on target Smartphone makers are doing everything they can to ship all-screen devices. Clearing the deck can be tricky. You’ve got to do something with microphones, speakers, proximity sensors, and cameras.Cameras can be particularly tricky. Notches and punchouts gained popularity as a way to increase a phone’s screen-to-body ratio. Some more daring manufacturers have tried pop-up or slide-out cameras.Samsung’s newest trick: a camera that flips.There really isn’t much on the front of the Galaxy A80 other than its 6.7-inch display. Officially, its screen-to-body ratio is around 86 percent because of bezels.When you want to snap a selfie, you slide the back of the phone up… and the rear-facing camera automatically swivels around to the front. Voila! You’re ready to shoot glorious 48MP photos of yourself (or 8MP if you want a nice, wide shot).Pretty cool right? Samsung certainly thinks so, and not just because of the flips. The sliding, swiveling camera doesn’t just free the front of the A80 from holes and notches. It also reduces Samsung’s manufacturing cost.On the Galaxy S10+, it’s estimated that Samsung spends around $56 on cameras. That’s spread among 5 cameras in total (three on the back, two up front). Going the quick and dirty route, Samsung might only be spending $20 or $25 for the pair of cameras in the A80. That, minus the cost of the moving parts, is a decent savings for Samsung.Manufacturers want to optimize profits and minimize costs even on flagship phones like the S10+, but it’s especially important on midrange devices like the A80. When it goes on sale at the end of May it’s expected to sell for just over $700 without a contract.The A80’s flipping camera is a fun and interesting feature. As long as the sliding mechanism can withstand the demands of selfie addicts, Samsung could have another hit on its hands.More on Geek.com:Sharp Shows Off a Different Kind of Foldable PhoneScientists Grind Smartphone In a Blender to Analyze Its ContentsThe Battery in This Phone Is Five Times Bigger Than Yours
Stay on target Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KRare, ‘Legendary’ 1894 Dime Could Fetch More Than $1 Million… A yellow-gold pocket watch created by English watchmaker George Daniels, who was inspired by the moon landing and space exploration, has sold for a record price, fetching $4,561,507 — the most for an English watch — at a Sotheby’s auction in London on Tuesday.The watch, the Space Traveller, featured a double-link chain and a gold and blued-steel, double-ended key, according to Sotheby’s. It was one of only 23 pocket timepieces handmade by the master watchmaker.Daniels conceived the Space Traveller in 1982 as a timepiece to honor the astronauts that he so admired and to commemorate the 1969 moon landing. Daniels was determined that his watch would be one that could be of theoretical use to an astronaut, so he set out to devise a watch that displayed, simultaneously, both mean-solar and sidereal time – time told both by the Earth’s relation to the Sun, and to distant stars.Traditionally the standard of time used by astronomers, sidereal time is based on the amount of time it takes the Earth to turn on its axis: by measuring the Earth’s transit of a fixed star, one is able to measure the actual time it takes for the Earth to turn on its axis.Daniels incorporated a highly accurate independent double-wheel escapement, displayed mean-solar and sidereal time to separate subsidiary dials, as well as a calculation for the equation of time shown within a sector to the top of the dial. These made it possible for users to do away with checking the watch against an independent sidereal time-displaying clock or watch.“This is the ideal watch for those planning to travel in space, or for any with an appreciation of the ultimate in mechanical precision, and a remarkable feat in the history of watchmaking,” according to Sotheby’s.Inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Space Traveller features solar and sidereal time, equation of time, moon phase, and a double wheel escapement signature to George Daniels timepieces. (Photo Credit: Sotheby’s)It was also the first time the watch has been in the public eye since it was last seen 30 years ago.Experts consider the Space Traveller as Daniels’s most famous and coveted watch. In fact, Daniels was so fond of his Space Traveller that, regretting his original agreement to sell the watch, immediately set out to make one other example — the “Space Traveller II.”The second Space Traveller would remain his personal watch until his death in 2011. It was later sold at Sotheby’s London in September 2017 for £3.1 million (around $3.7 million) — the previous record for an English watch.Still, the $4.5 million hammer price came as a surprise for many, since the high estimate was set at just $1.3 million.Aside from setting the record price for the most expensive English watch, it also set the record price for most expensive timepiece by an independent watchmaker auctioned, as well as the most expensive watch auctioned thus far this year.More on Geek.com:Apollo 11 Tapes Bought by NASA Intern for $218 Could Fetch Millions at AuctionInstruction Manual Used for Apollo 11 Moon Landing Is Up for AuctionFor Sale: Rare Globe of Mars Portraying Early Theory of Life on Red Planet
WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Twitter Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmick Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp F4WOnline is reporting that during the latest episode of WWE Main Event, a new championship match was announced for the Royal Rumble PPV on January 27.Asuka will defend the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch, per an announcement by host Scott Stanford which ended up being a recap show focusing on highlights from RAW and Smackdown Live this past week.WWE has yet to publicly confirm the match online as of Friday morning.Here is the updated card for the Royal Rumble as of this week:Men’s Royal Rumble MatchConfirmed so far: R-Truth (No. 30)Women’s Royal Rumble MatchConfirmed so far: Carmella (No. 30)WWE Universal ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman Google+ WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Facebook
Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Xavier Woods Stephanie McMahon announced that WWE would be at CES 2019 all week in Las Vegas.WWE will be involved with the following events:* C Space Storyteller: WWE* WWE’s Women’s Evolution with Stephanie McMahon* Two Fireside Chats: WWE and Mattel* How Data & Technology Fuels Multigenerational BrandingInterviews after Smackdown in JacksonvilleWWE posted these interviews after last night’s Smackdown Live. Videos Articles Triple H Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next The Miz Roman Reigns is in Remission Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Heres What To Expect (Spoilers) From WWEs Christmas Eve Episode of Raw Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Facebook Now Playing Up Next Stephanie McMahon Pitches New Career Option For Serena Williams Google+ Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Twitter WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 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 WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)
WWE announced the following:WWE Halftime Heat is back! For the first time in 20 years — and streaming live for the first time ever across all WWE digital platforms — WWE Halftime Heat will take place during halftime of next Sunday’s Big Game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.Halftime Heat will feature an NXT six man tag team match with Aleister Black, Ricochet and Velveteen Dream vs. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Adam Cole and NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano.Halftime Heat last aired in 1999 featuring Mick Foley (as Mankind) defeating The Rock to become the new WWE Champion during halftime of the Super Bowl.WWE Halftime Heat will be available to watch on the WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Google+ Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 Pinterest Facebook WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) WhatsApp Twitter Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Clark County — The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County is accepting 2017 grant applications from local organizations for projects that encourage conscientious gardening. Eligible projects will educate people on research-based horticultural practices that preserve or enhance our environment.The grant application and guidelines are at www.mgfcc.com/Grants.html. Any questions regarding the applications should be directed to Michele Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.Applications must be received at the Master Gardener Foundation Office at the 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, before 5 p.m. Nov. 15. The board of directors will review applications in December and award grants in January.
In 1998, Carrie Cofer quit her job at a Vancouver-based heavy equipment supplier to have a child. It took a former co-worker’s urging to get her back to work. She did so, but only after negotiating for a space to breast-feed that was neither a restroom nor her office.People at the time still grappled with the idea of professional women and the responsibilities of family. Cofer, then a 28-year-old human resources employee, said her boss could barely handle the term “breast-feed” — though he agreed with her idea. When she had her second child, the company gave her six months of maternity leave.Cofer’s experience was a rare success for an employee seeking flexibility and leave from work to meet a family need. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 88 percent of American workers in the private sector don’t have access to paid family leave through their employer.Though it was overshadowed on the campaign trail by other issues, namely crime and foreign policy, this year both U.S. presidential nominees proposed paid parental leave policies. President-elect Donald Trump proposed a paid, six-week minimum family leave.A recent poll conducted by the National Partnership for Women and Families found 82 percent of respondents favored paid sick days and paid family and medical leave. It was a success among members of both major parties: 95 percent of Democrats were in favor, as were 70 percent of Republicans.
Winter recreation parking lots in the southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mount St. Helens — Fifty-two inches at Cougar Sno-Park and 60 inches at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Road No. 83 is clear. June Lake has 124 inches, down 10 inches in the past week.Wind River — Road No. 30 is open to Lone Butte Sno-Park.Mount Adams — Atkisson. Pineside, Flattop and SnowKing all have adequate amounts of snow, but the warmer weather and rain has started the melting process. The trails at Pineside and SnowKing have downed limbs, needles and other debris.Sno-Park permits are required through March 31.
An Oregon man was seriously injured after he was ejected in a crash that sent him down a steep embankment of Interstate 5 in Vancouver Thursday evening.Robert Latscha, 27, of McMinnville, Ore., was driving a 1991 Honda Civic south on the highway at about 6:15 p.m. near Main Street when he attempted to merge to the right, Washington State Patrol reported.When he merged, he struck a 1993 Subaru Legacy and then lost control of the vehicle, which went up and over the jersey barrier, according to the state patrol.The vehicle took out 30 feet of fence and went down a steep embankment before hitting a tree, Clark County Fire District 6 spokesman David Schmitke said. The driver was ejected, Schmitke said.Crews from District 6 and Vancouver Fire Department responded with heavy rescue equipment and worked for about a half an hour to reach the driver. Firefighters ended up using a 24-foot extension ladder to get to the patient, Schmitke said. Firefighters worked for about a half an hour to reach an injured driver who went down an embankment and was ejected in a crash on Interstate 5 Thursday evening. (Clark County Fire District 6)
OLYMPIA — The plan to build the largest rail-to-marine oil terminal in the United States suffered a major blow Tuesday at the hands of the state body tasked with its evaluation.Barely five minutes into a special meeting at the state Capitol, the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council unanimously recommended disapproval of the Vancouver Energy application for site certification to build a crude-by-rail oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.Many people in the audience, which filled the meeting chambers and overflowed into two other viewing rooms, reacted with audible gasps when EFSEC councilman and Clark County Public Works employee Greg Shafer made the motion for the council to recommend rejection of the project.“Based on the full record, including the adjudicative preceding and Final Environmental Impact Statement, which, considered together, reflect Vancouver Energy has not met its burden … to establish the Port of Vancouver is an acceptable location to site the proposed Vancouver Energy distribution terminal,” he said. At the close of the meeting, terminal opponents erupted in cheers and shared hugs and handshakes with those around them, while many of the terminal’s supporters quickly left the building in a palpable air of frustration.
The number of people who live outside is up 39 percent from last year according to a count of homelessness in Clark County. Council for the Homeless recently released results from the Point in Time count, an annual census of the homeless population taken on a single day in January.Kate Budd, executive director of the Vancouver-based council, said the jump in the unsheltered population is in line with the visible increase in homelessness that people are seeing. The Point in Time count is required by the state and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which defines unsheltered as “living in a place not meant for human habitation such as a car, a tent, or a trailer with no running water or electricity.”Volunteers counted 105 more people living outside this year compared to last year. Half of that increase was from volunteers finding more people on the streets; the rest came from school districts and from counting people in the SafePark program, which allows homeless people to park overnight in church parking lots.Nearly 40 percent of those living outside reported some sort of disability, which, the council said, coincides with an increasing number of veterans and people who are chronically homeless. (That is defined as someone who’s been homeless at least a year or who has experienced at least four episodes of homelessness over three years.)The Point in Time survey also counts people staying in emergency or transitional shelters, which is down this year from last year. People who are doubled-up with friends or family or living in motels or hotels are not counted, though school districts track those populations.
As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: “They want to steal my daughter!”It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the border into Texas and U.S. immigration authorities seized her daughter and told her she would never see the girl again.What followed — one foster family’s initially successful attempt to win full custody of Alexa — reveals what could happen to some of the infants, children and teens taken from their families at the border under a Trump administration policy earlier this year. The “zero-tolerance” crackdown ended in June, but hundreds of children remain in detention, shelters or foster care and U.S. officials say more than 200 are not eligible for reunification or release.Federal officials insist they are reuniting families and will continue to do so. But an Associated Press investigation drawing on hundreds of court documents, immigration records and interviews in the U.S. and Central America identified holes in the system that allow state court judges to grant custody of migrant children to American families — without notifying their parents.And today, with hundreds of those mothers and fathers deported thousands of miles away, the risk has grown exponentially.States usually seal child custody cases, and the federal agencies overseeing the migrant children don’t track how often state court judges allow these kids to be given up for adoption. But by providing a child’s name and birthdate to the specific district, probate or circuit court involved, the AP found that it’s sometimes possible to track these children.
Bayern Munich president, Uli Hoeness has called for more patience for manager Nico Kovac after the team’s slow start to the current campaign.Robert Lewandowski’s brace helped the German champions to a 2-0 over AEK Athens in the UEFA Champions League to slightly ease the pressure on under-fire coach Niko Kovac.Hoeness called for patience with the Bavarians and criticized the media, particularly with the Bundesliga title race appearing set to be entertaining this season.“Don’t always be so negative. The season has just begun, we have a team in transition, a young coach who has to settle in here and you have to be patient,” he said, according to Goal.“Four weeks ago you all complained that the Bundesliga is getting boring again and now it is no longer boring but exciting and now that doesn’t suit you.Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“At some point, you should agree on what you actually want. We’re doing you a few favours right now.”Despite a slow start to the season under Kovac, Bayern sit just four points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund ahead of Saturday’s Der Klassiker and come into the game riding a bit of confidence.“Firstly, the win is very good for our confidence,” Kovac said after the win over AEK. “Secondly, it’s important that we created lots of chances.“I’m happy for Lewandowski because he’s a very important player for us. He had four chances and scored two, which is a good ratio.”
Eusebio Di Francesco believes Roma’s Champions League last-16 tie with Porto is an important opportunity for the club to regain enthusiasm.Roma who have struggled for form in the League front, have endured a mixed start in the Champions League campaign this season.And manager Di Francesco feels a win over Porto FC could revitalise their campaign ahead of the clash.💬 | Read what the boss had to say ahead of #RomaPorto…➡️ https://t.co/sNOmTIKvpz pic.twitter.com/Q2Dsix8LBX— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) February 11, 2019“The path is long, but it’s an important opportunity for us to have a great game and regain enthusiasm,” the Coach said at a Press conference via Football Italia.“There are only two Italian sides left in the Champions League, so we have to be ambitious.“Porto without Marega and Corona? They have excellent replacements, Tiquinho Soares and Otavio, two important players, could play.“Porto, beyond individuals, are a team who know what they want and are among the teams who have won the most defensive duels in the Champions League.Sergio Ramos would love a fifth Champions League trophy Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, winning a fifth European trophy with his club would be crazy, but he wants to do it before retiring.“That means they know what they want. It’ll be an important clash. Injuries? Manolas has trained with the team.”Di Francesco went further to talk about the players that may likely feature in the game tomorrow.“Olsen will be a doubt until tomorrow morning and Schick won’t be in the squad due to a muscle injury.🌟🔜 #UCL pic.twitter.com/ZIT64CRYeF— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) February 11, 2019“Perotti and Under could come back against Bologna. Nzonzi? I still have to decide whether he’ll play with De Rossi or be left out.“I consider them both starters. Daniele will train with the squad today and if he gives a positive response, he’ll certainly play.“Conceicao? He’s doing a great job and given his team an identity. Zaniolo out wide or through the middle? He can play in both positions, it’s nothing new.“He can play on the right too. I can’t give you my XI, but there are also Kluivert and Florenzi.”