iPad une plainte collective déposée suite à un problème de surchauffe

first_imgiPad : une plainte collective déposée suite à un problème de surchauffeÉtats-Unis – Alors qu’Apple offre des housses pour tenter d’apaiser ses clients mécontents des problèmes de réception de l’iPhone 4, la colère gronde également chez certains possesseurs d’iPad. Une plainte collective a en effet été déposée, les clients se plaignant cette fois d’un problème de surchauffe.L’iPad est très sensible à la chaleur, et peut rapidement rencontrer des problèmes de surchauffe s’il est laissé au soleil, ou dans un endroit où la température est élevée. Dans ce cas, l’appareil s’éteint, pour retrouver une température adaptée.À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?Pour les auteurs de la plainte collective déposée le 23 juillet dernier en Californie, la tablette Internet de la firme à la pomme “n’est pas à la hauteur des attentes raisonnables suscitées par Apple”. Les plaignants reprochent à l’iPad de “surchauffer très rapidement dans des conditions météorologiques standards”. Une surchauffe se produirait en effet parfois après quelques minutes d’utilisation seulement.Sur la page de spécifications de l’iPad, la température limite d’utilisation de la tablette est fixée à 35°C. Apple n’a pour le moment pas réagi à l’annonce de cette plainte.Le 28 juillet 2010 à 15:51 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgiPad : une plainte collective déposée suite à un problème de surchauffeÉtats-Unis – Alors qu’Apple offre des housses pour tenter d’apaiser ses clients mécontents des problèmes de réception de l’iPhone 4, la colère gronde également chez certains possesseurs d’iPad. Une plainte collective a en effet été déposée, les clients se plaignant cette fois d’un problème de surchauffe.L’iPad est très sensible à la chaleur, et peut rapidement rencontrer des problèmes de surchauffe s’il est laissé au soleil, ou dans un endroit où la température est élevée. Dans ce cas, l’appareil s’éteint, pour retrouver une température adaptée.À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?Pour les auteurs de la plainte collective déposée le 23 juillet dernier en Californie, la tablette Internet de la firme à la pomme “n’est pas à la hauteur des attentes raisonnables suscitées par Apple”. Les plaignants reprochent à l’iPad de “surchauffer très rapidement dans des conditions météorologiques standards”. Une surchauffe se produirait en effet parfois après quelques minutes d’utilisation seulement.Sur la page de spécifications de l’iPad, la température limite d’utilisation de la tablette est fixée à 35°C. Apple n’a pour le moment pas réagi à l’annonce de cette plainte.Le 28 juillet 2010 à 15:51 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fessenheim  lavis de lASN sera rendu avant la fin de lété

first_imgFessenheim : l’avis de l’ASN sera rendu avant la fin de l’étéThierry Rosso, le directeur de la centrale nucléaire de Fessenheim a annoncé aujourd’hui que l’avis de l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) serait rendu “avant l’été 2011”. Le rapport livrera son verdict quant à la poursuite d’exploitation du réacteur 1. Le verdict de l’ASN pourrait mettre fin à des mois de contestation au sujet de l’état de la centrale de Fessenheim dans le Haut-Rhin. Thierry Rosso a révélé aujourd’hui que l’avis tant attendu serait rendu d’ici l’été 2011.À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylLors d’une conférence de presse, le directeur de la centrale nucléaire EDF a affirmé que “l’ASN formulera un avis au ministre de tutelle qui prendra la décision de la poursuite d’exploitation pour 10 ans supplémentaires”. Une décision qui ne semble pas l’effrayer sur l’avenir de la centrale. Thierry Rosso se dit “serein” en vue de la visite décennale satisfaisante du réacteur 1. “Tous les tests avaient été concluants et les modifications que nous avons apportées sur l’installation ont permis d’atteindre les objectifs qui avaient été fixés”, a-t-il souligné. En outre, il affirme que la centrale alsacienne bénéficie à chacune des visites de contrôle de nouveaux travaux d’amélioration : “Aujourd’hui le réacteur N°1 de Fessenheim n’est pas du tout celui construit dans les années 1970”.Mise en service en 1977, la centrale de Fessenheim est la plus ancienne structure du parc nucléaire français. Elle est composée de deux réacteurs dont le numéro 1 qui a subi entre 2009 et 2010 trois visites décennales.Le 29 avril 2011 à 18:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgFessenheim : l’avis de l’ASN sera rendu avant la fin de l’étéThierry Rosso, le directeur de la centrale nucléaire de Fessenheim a annoncé aujourd’hui que l’avis de l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) serait rendu “avant l’été 2011”. Le rapport livrera son verdict quant à la poursuite d’exploitation du réacteur 1. Le verdict de l’ASN pourrait mettre fin à des mois de contestation au sujet de l’état de la centrale de Fessenheim dans le Haut-Rhin. Thierry Rosso a révélé aujourd’hui que l’avis tant attendu serait rendu d’ici l’été 2011.À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylLors d’une conférence de presse, le directeur de la centrale nucléaire EDF a affirmé que “l’ASN formulera un avis au ministre de tutelle qui prendra la décision de la poursuite d’exploitation pour 10 ans supplémentaires”. Une décision qui ne semble pas l’effrayer sur l’avenir de la centrale. Thierry Rosso se dit “serein” en vue de la visite décennale satisfaisante du réacteur 1. “Tous les tests avaient été concluants et les modifications que nous avons apportées sur l’installation ont permis d’atteindre les objectifs qui avaient été fixés”, a-t-il souligné. En outre, il affirme que la centrale alsacienne bénéficie à chacune des visites de contrôle de nouveaux travaux d’amélioration : “Aujourd’hui le réacteur N°1 de Fessenheim n’est pas du tout celui construit dans les années 1970”.Mise en service en 1977, la centrale de Fessenheim est la plus ancienne structure du parc nucléaire français. Elle est composée de deux réacteurs dont le numéro 1 qui a subi entre 2009 et 2010 trois visites décennales.Le 29 avril 2011 à 18:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Un élevage de reptiles en pleine forêt amazonienne

first_imgUn élevage de reptiles en pleine forêt amazonienneC’est un Aveyronnais, Jean-Pierre Austruy, qui élève, au beau milieu de la forêt amazonienne et avec les moyens du bord, des centaines de reptiles. On y retrouve des caïmans, des boas, des tortues et, en prime, un jaguar.Impossible de trouver la maison de Jean-Pierre Austruy, en plein forêt amazonienne, sans y être conduit. Cet Aveyronnais de 57 ans habite une propriété de 6 hectares située à une trentaine de kilomètres de Cayenne, sur la route de Kourou. Mais l’homme n’y habite pas seul… Le premier animal que l’on rencontre, après avoir grimpé une longue piste rocailleuse menant chez lui, c’est Choupetto, l’imposant jaguar mâle de 11 ans. La cage qui le retient, bien que vétuste, tient le choc. À lire aussiIl se fait mordre le bras par une terrible tortue-alligatorM. Austruy habite un peu plus haut, dans une maison elle aussi branlante où s’engouffrent le vent et la pluie. Torse nu, cheveux en bataille et moustache blanche, un cigarillo coincé à la commissure des lèvres, apparaît l’homme, qui vit ici depuis plus de trente ans avec sa compagne Véronique. “Bienvenue à Nigricollis Parc”, lance-t-il chaleureusement en présentant sa ferme, du nom du plus gros cobra cracheur. Ancien boulanger-pâtissier, Jean-Pierre Austruy est depuis toujours passionné par les serpents, batraciens, lézards, et leurs grands frères caïmans. Avec très peu de moyens (les 580 RSA), il tient ainsi une impressionnante ménagerie.A la surface d’un grand bassin, l’eau, couverte de végétation aquatique, frémit. Un monstre colossal de 6 mètres apparaît : un caïman noir, le plus gros qui existe. “J’ai ici les quatre espèces de Guyane, explique M. Austruy : le noir, le rouge, le gris et celui à lunettes”. En tout, quelques 90 sauriens de toutes tailles, répartis en différents bassins. Il y a là aussi plus de 250 tortues terriennes, carnivores et omnivores, que l’on voit déchiqueter en quelques instants, comme des piranhas, un morceau de viande. Dans plusieurs vivariums s’enroulent et se déroulent les quatre espèces de boas de Guyane : l’énorme constrictor de 3 mètres, le superbe émeraude, l’arc-en-ciel et celui de Cook.Un projet de “ferme pédagogique” Jean-Pierre Austruy nourrit ses animaux avec la viande périmée qu’il récupère auprès de grands distributeurs. Mais on ne lui facilite pas la tâche. Cité par l’AFP, il explique : “on m’a mis tous les bâtons dans les roues, saisi des animaux, empêché l’ouverture au public, poursuivi en justice…. Mais j’ai maintenant toutes les autorisations officielles de détention et d’élevage… Je vais présenter un projet de création de “ferme pédagogique” pour obtenir des fonds européens…Je ne capitulerai jamais…”. Mu par une volonté sans faille, il conclut : “sans mes animaux, je n’aurais plus de raison de vivre !”.Le 12 mars 2012 à 15:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgUn élevage de reptiles en pleine forêt amazonienneC’est un Aveyronnais, Jean-Pierre Austruy, qui élève, au beau milieu de la forêt amazonienne et avec les moyens du bord, des centaines de reptiles. On y retrouve des caïmans, des boas, des tortues et, en prime, un jaguar.Impossible de trouver la maison de Jean-Pierre Austruy, en plein forêt amazonienne, sans y être conduit. Cet Aveyronnais de 57 ans habite une propriété de 6 hectares située à une trentaine de kilomètres de Cayenne, sur la route de Kourou. Mais l’homme n’y habite pas seul… Le premier animal que l’on rencontre, après avoir grimpé une longue piste rocailleuse menant chez lui, c’est Choupetto, l’imposant jaguar mâle de 11 ans. La cage qui le retient, bien que vétuste, tient le choc. À lire aussiIl se fait mordre le bras par une terrible tortue-alligatorM. Austruy habite un peu plus haut, dans une maison elle aussi branlante où s’engouffrent le vent et la pluie. Torse nu, cheveux en bataille et moustache blanche, un cigarillo coincé à la commissure des lèvres, apparaît l’homme, qui vit ici depuis plus de trente ans avec sa compagne Véronique. “Bienvenue à Nigricollis Parc”, lance-t-il chaleureusement en présentant sa ferme, du nom du plus gros cobra cracheur. Ancien boulanger-pâtissier, Jean-Pierre Austruy est depuis toujours passionné par les serpents, batraciens, lézards, et leurs grands frères caïmans. Avec très peu de moyens (les 580 RSA), il tient ainsi une impressionnante ménagerie.A la surface d’un grand bassin, l’eau, couverte de végétation aquatique, frémit. Un monstre colossal de 6 mètres apparaît : un caïman noir, le plus gros qui existe. “J’ai ici les quatre espèces de Guyane, explique M. Austruy : le noir, le rouge, le gris et celui à lunettes”. En tout, quelques 90 sauriens de toutes tailles, répartis en différents bassins. Il y a là aussi plus de 250 tortues terriennes, carnivores et omnivores, que l’on voit déchiqueter en quelques instants, comme des piranhas, un morceau de viande. Dans plusieurs vivariums s’enroulent et se déroulent les quatre espèces de boas de Guyane : l’énorme constrictor de 3 mètres, le superbe émeraude, l’arc-en-ciel et celui de Cook.Un projet de “ferme pédagogique” Jean-Pierre Austruy nourrit ses animaux avec la viande périmée qu’il récupère auprès de grands distributeurs. Mais on ne lui facilite pas la tâche. Cité par l’AFP, il explique : “on m’a mis tous les bâtons dans les roues, saisi des animaux, empêché l’ouverture au public, poursuivi en justice…. Mais j’ai maintenant toutes les autorisations officielles de détention et d’élevage… Je vais présenter un projet de création de “ferme pédagogique” pour obtenir des fonds européens…Je ne capitulerai jamais…”. Mu par une volonté sans faille, il conclut : “sans mes animaux, je n’aurais plus de raison de vivre !”.Le 12 mars 2012 à 15:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Insuffisance rénale chronique ou aiguë quels symptômes de quoi sagitil

first_imgInsuffisance rénale : chronique ou aiguë, quels symptômes, de quoi s’agit-il ?L’insuffisance rénale correspond à une détérioration du fonctionnement des reins. On distingue deux formes principales : l’insuffisance rénale chronique et l’insuffisance rénale aiguë. Quels sont leurs symptômes et quel est leur traitement ?Définition : qu’est ce que l’insuffisance rénale ?L’insuffisance rénale correspond à une détérioration du fonctionnement des reins. Les reins jouent un rôle essentiel dans l’organisme : chaque jour, ils filtrent jusqu’à 170  litres de sang et éliminent ainsi les déchets toxiques de l’organisme dans l’urine. Lorsque ces filtres, appelés néphrons, ne fonctionnement plus correctement, on parle d’insuffisance rénale. Il existe deux formes principales d’insuffisance rénale. L’insuffisance rénale chronique (IRC) est une maladie grave qui est souvent associée à d’autres pathologies, notamment le diabète et l’hypertension. On parle d’IRC au bout d’au moins trois mois de diminution de la fonction rénale. On distingue plusieurs stades d’évolution, de l’insuffisance rénalelégère à l’insuffisance rénale terminale. Lorsque l’insuffisance se déclare soudainement, il s’agit d’une insuffisance rénale aiguë. Elle nécessite le plus souvent un traitement en urgence par dialyse, mais se guérit généralement d’elle-même. Symptômes : comment reconnaître une insuffisance rénale ?L’insuffisance rénale chronique connaît une évolution très lente. Les premières années de la maladie sont le plus souvent asymptomatiques, ce qui la rend difficile à diagnostiquer précocement. Les premiers symptômes apparaissent généralement lorsque les reins n’opèrent plus qu’à 25% de leur capacité normale. On constate alors des troubles urinaires (envie fréquente d’uriner, douleurs lors de la miction, urine trouble et foncée), des troubles digestifs (nausées, vomissements, mauvais goût dans la bouche, perte d’appétit et donc perte de poids) et des troubles du sommeil (insomnie, somnolence, fatigue importante). De l’hypertension, des démangeaisons persistantes, des crampes ou une peau sèche sont également des signes cliniques de la maladie.Causes de l’insuffisance rénaleLa première cause de l’insuffisance rénale chronique est le diabète, de type 1 ou de type 2. En effet, il affecte les reins en créant des lésions dans les vaisseaux sanguins au niveau du filtre. Il peut également endommager les nerfs au niveau de la vessie. L’urine s’accumulant alors dans la vessie provoque une forte pression responsable de lésions dans les reins. De même, l’hypertension artérielle est souvent à l’origine d’une IRC. Parmi les autres principaux facteurs de risques, on retrouve le tabagisme, l’obésité, une obstruction des voies urinaires, la glomérulonéphrite, la pyélonéphrite, des calculs rénaux ou la consommation de certains médicaments. Traitement de l’insuffisance rénaleDans les premiers stades de l’insuffisance rénale chronique, une modification du régime alimentaire et la prise de médicaments est souvent suffisante pour ralentir la progression de la maladie. Afin de limiter les déchets et donc le travail du rein, il est conseillé de réduire l’apport en protéine, en sodium et en lipides ainsi que la consommation de liquides. Lorsque la fonction rénale est vraiment basse, l’utilisation d’une dialyse est indispensable. Il existe deux types de dialyse. L’hémodialyse, ou épuration du sang, consiste à faire passer le sang dans un rein artificiel à l’aide d’une machine appelée dialyseur. Le sang filtré est ensuite retourné dans l’organisme. Cette méthode doit être effectuée dans un hôpital ou une clinique.  À lire aussiL’Agence de la biomédecine veut développer le don de rein du vivantLa dialyse péritonéale fonctionne de la même façon que l’hémodialyse. Le sang est ici filtré dans la cavité abdominale et non par l’intermédiaire d’un appareil. Le péritoine est la membrane qui tapisse la paroi des organes abdominaux. A l’aide d’un cathéter (sonde flexible), on introduit dans la cavité péritonéale un liquide appelé dialysat. Il permet le filtrage du sang circulant dans les vaisseaux. Le dialysat est ensuite drainé hors de l’organisme. Il faut répéter l’opération plusieurs fois par jours. Dans certains cas, une greffe du rein s’impose. La transplantation rénale a connu une forte augmentation de son taux de réussite ces dernières années. La liste d’attente est cependant très longue et les conditions d’acceptation très strictes. Le rein compatible peut venir d’un donneur vivant ou décédé subitement. Le 30 novembre 2015 à 15:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgInsuffisance rénale : chronique ou aiguë, quels symptômes, de quoi s’agit-il ?L’insuffisance rénale correspond à une détérioration du fonctionnement des reins. On distingue deux formes principales : l’insuffisance rénale chronique et l’insuffisance rénale aiguë. Quels sont leurs symptômes et quel est leur traitement ?Définition : qu’est ce que l’insuffisance rénale ?L’insuffisance rénale correspond à une détérioration du fonctionnement des reins. Les reins jouent un rôle essentiel dans l’organisme : chaque jour, ils filtrent jusqu’à 170  litres de sang et éliminent ainsi les déchets toxiques de l’organisme dans l’urine. Lorsque ces filtres, appelés néphrons, ne fonctionnement plus correctement, on parle d’insuffisance rénale. Il existe deux formes principales d’insuffisance rénale. L’insuffisance rénale chronique (IRC) est une maladie grave qui est souvent associée à d’autres pathologies, notamment le diabète et l’hypertension. On parle d’IRC au bout d’au moins trois mois de diminution de la fonction rénale. On distingue plusieurs stades d’évolution, de l’insuffisance rénalelégère à l’insuffisance rénale terminale. Lorsque l’insuffisance se déclare soudainement, il s’agit d’une insuffisance rénale aiguë. Elle nécessite le plus souvent un traitement en urgence par dialyse, mais se guérit généralement d’elle-même. Symptômes : comment reconnaître une insuffisance rénale ?L’insuffisance rénale chronique connaît une évolution très lente. Les premières années de la maladie sont le plus souvent asymptomatiques, ce qui la rend difficile à diagnostiquer précocement. Les premiers symptômes apparaissent généralement lorsque les reins n’opèrent plus qu’à 25% de leur capacité normale. On constate alors des troubles urinaires (envie fréquente d’uriner, douleurs lors de la miction, urine trouble et foncée), des troubles digestifs (nausées, vomissements, mauvais goût dans la bouche, perte d’appétit et donc perte de poids) et des troubles du sommeil (insomnie, somnolence, fatigue importante). De l’hypertension, des démangeaisons persistantes, des crampes ou une peau sèche sont également des signes cliniques de la maladie.Causes de l’insuffisance rénaleLa première cause de l’insuffisance rénale chronique est le diabète, de type 1 ou de type 2. En effet, il affecte les reins en créant des lésions dans les vaisseaux sanguins au niveau du filtre. Il peut également endommager les nerfs au niveau de la vessie. L’urine s’accumulant alors dans la vessie provoque une forte pression responsable de lésions dans les reins. De même, l’hypertension artérielle est souvent à l’origine d’une IRC. Parmi les autres principaux facteurs de risques, on retrouve le tabagisme, l’obésité, une obstruction des voies urinaires, la glomérulonéphrite, la pyélonéphrite, des calculs rénaux ou la consommation de certains médicaments. Traitement de l’insuffisance rénaleDans les premiers stades de l’insuffisance rénale chronique, une modification du régime alimentaire et la prise de médicaments est souvent suffisante pour ralentir la progression de la maladie. Afin de limiter les déchets et donc le travail du rein, il est conseillé de réduire l’apport en protéine, en sodium et en lipides ainsi que la consommation de liquides. Lorsque la fonction rénale est vraiment basse, l’utilisation d’une dialyse est indispensable. Il existe deux types de dialyse. L’hémodialyse, ou épuration du sang, consiste à faire passer le sang dans un rein artificiel à l’aide d’une machine appelée dialyseur. Le sang filtré est ensuite retourné dans l’organisme. Cette méthode doit être effectuée dans un hôpital ou une clinique.  À lire aussiL’Agence de la biomédecine veut développer le don de rein du vivantLa dialyse péritonéale fonctionne de la même façon que l’hémodialyse. Le sang est ici filtré dans la cavité abdominale et non par l’intermédiaire d’un appareil. Le péritoine est la membrane qui tapisse la paroi des organes abdominaux. A l’aide d’un cathéter (sonde flexible), on introduit dans la cavité péritonéale un liquide appelé dialysat. Il permet le filtrage du sang circulant dans les vaisseaux. Le dialysat est ensuite drainé hors de l’organisme. Il faut répéter l’opération plusieurs fois par jours. Dans certains cas, une greffe du rein s’impose. La transplantation rénale a connu une forte augmentation de son taux de réussite ces dernières années. La liste d’attente est cependant très longue et les conditions d’acceptation très strictes. Le rein compatible peut venir d’un donneur vivant ou décédé subitement. Le 30 novembre 2015 à 15:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Guy hacks app to score free beers

first_imgWouldn’t it be nice if you could treat yourself to a nice, cold beer after a hard day of work without actually paying for it? It turns out you can: just hack a loyalty app!Kuba Gretzky is a security researcher who enjoys drinking beer as much as anybody. So when he heard about a new app that offered its users a way to earn free rounds at their favorite hangouts, a thought popped into his head: How much time had they spent on security?Gretzky doesn’t ever name the app, by the way. He refers to it simply as “EatApp,” and it appears as though its makers didn’t spend quite enough time securing it against hackers. The works in conjunction with a hardware beacon — and that’s where Gretzky turned his attention.The Bluetooth beacons sit around an establishment broadcasting data loudly enough that it can be detected up to 70 meters away. That allowed him to fire up Fiddler and do a bit of traffic inspection and surprise, surprise, he discovered that EatApp was transmitting reward PINs in plain text.He didn’t need to know the numbers, though. He just had to use Fiddler to swap out the PIN (which gets used by servers to authorize points when a patron’s phone doesn’t detect the beacon) with the code broadcast by the beacon. That allowed Gretzky to spoof transactions and rack up points at whatever restaurant or bar he chose.Pretty sweet, right? It’s all in the name of security, of course — Gretzky freely offered up his research to help EatApps’ devs — and developers of similar apps (Glassify maybe?) — improve their security. Virtue is its own reward, but the free beer probably tasted better.last_img read more

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first_imgWouldn’t it be nice if you could treat yourself to a nice, cold beer after a hard day of work without actually paying for it? It turns out you can: just hack a loyalty app!Kuba Gretzky is a security researcher who enjoys drinking beer as much as anybody. So when he heard about a new app that offered its users a way to earn free rounds at their favorite hangouts, a thought popped into his head: How much time had they spent on security?Gretzky doesn’t ever name the app, by the way. He refers to it simply as “EatApp,” and it appears as though its makers didn’t spend quite enough time securing it against hackers. The works in conjunction with a hardware beacon — and that’s where Gretzky turned his attention.The Bluetooth beacons sit around an establishment broadcasting data loudly enough that it can be detected up to 70 meters away. That allowed him to fire up Fiddler and do a bit of traffic inspection and surprise, surprise, he discovered that EatApp was transmitting reward PINs in plain text.He didn’t need to know the numbers, though. He just had to use Fiddler to swap out the PIN (which gets used by servers to authorize points when a patron’s phone doesn’t detect the beacon) with the code broadcast by the beacon. That allowed Gretzky to spoof transactions and rack up points at whatever restaurant or bar he chose.Pretty sweet, right? It’s all in the name of security, of course — Gretzky freely offered up his research to help EatApps’ devs — and developers of similar apps (Glassify maybe?) — improve their security. Virtue is its own reward, but the free beer probably tasted better.last_img read more

This Square Watermelon Bread Looks Juicy and Delicious

first_imgStay on target Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Japan has an obsession with shaped bread, from kitty cat loaves to other adorable shapes that people flock to in droves. The latest craze, it appears, is suika pan, or watermelon bread. You’ve seen square watermelons before, right? This is the same kind of thing, except instead of a square watermelon, it’s a square loaf of bread shaped and outfitted like a juicy, delicious watermelon.Sold by Japanese bakery Bo-Lo’Gne, watermelon bread is unique in just about every aspect. The product itself can be bought straight from the bakery itself or via online, and it comes in a special square box matching the inside. The outside of the bread has green and black marbling to look like that of a regular fruit, and the inside when you cut into it is bright pink with black “seeds.” Those are chocolates to help make it look more like the popular fruit. It’s actually made with watermelon juice, so you get the authentic taste of an actual watermelon with hints of chocolate when you bite into it.via daimaru-matsuzakaya.jpThe bread is extremely unique, and an interesting delicacy that you’ll want to try out for yourself despite the fact that it’s a little pricey. It costs 2,592 yen which amounts to about $23, so it’s not a treat you’d want to indulge in too often if you’re saving money, but it’s an adorable option if you’re looking for something lightly sweet, delicious, and head-turning. They say it’s good toasted too, but I for one have a little bit of trouble getting around the idea of it tasting like fruit and bread at the same time.If you’re interested in trying it out, you can order it online here or head over to the bakery if you’re in the area — in which case you probably have all kinds of delicious stuff to try around you at all times.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_imgStay on target Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Japan has an obsession with shaped bread, from kitty cat loaves to other adorable shapes that people flock to in droves. The latest craze, it appears, is suika pan, or watermelon bread. You’ve seen square watermelons before, right? This is the same kind of thing, except instead of a square watermelon, it’s a square loaf of bread shaped and outfitted like a juicy, delicious watermelon.Sold by Japanese bakery Bo-Lo’Gne, watermelon bread is unique in just about every aspect. The product itself can be bought straight from the bakery itself or via online, and it comes in a special square box matching the inside. The outside of the bread has green and black marbling to look like that of a regular fruit, and the inside when you cut into it is bright pink with black “seeds.” Those are chocolates to help make it look more like the popular fruit. It’s actually made with watermelon juice, so you get the authentic taste of an actual watermelon with hints of chocolate when you bite into it.via daimaru-matsuzakaya.jpThe bread is extremely unique, and an interesting delicacy that you’ll want to try out for yourself despite the fact that it’s a little pricey. It costs 2,592 yen which amounts to about $23, so it’s not a treat you’d want to indulge in too often if you’re saving money, but it’s an adorable option if you’re looking for something lightly sweet, delicious, and head-turning. They say it’s good toasted too, but I for one have a little bit of trouble getting around the idea of it tasting like fruit and bread at the same time.If you’re interested in trying it out, you can order it online here or head over to the bakery if you’re in the area — in which case you probably have all kinds of delicious stuff to try around you at all times.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

TShirt Tuesday The Best Sega Shirts

first_img T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Horror ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Stranger Things Shirts Stay on target Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: eighteen years ago, the Dreamcast was released in the United States. Show your love with these Sega shirts.DreamComIt may seem blasphemous to merge Nintendo and Sega iconography willy-nilly, but this design by nextodie is so cool that we’ll let it slide. Taking the candy-colored line art style that the big N used to promote the Super Famicom in Japan, they applied it to the Dreamcast console, its unique (if not ergonomic) controllers and even the VMU, where you could save games and play them at the same time. Really interesting, lively design work here.$20, buy it here.Sonic SneakersThere’s no Sega without Sonic – the blue hedgehog gave the struggling company a mascot character that could go toe-to-toe with Mario and do things that the portly plumber could never imagine. The first Sonic shirt we’re sharing here comes courtesy of artist Byway, who renders a realistic take on what the blue speedster’s iconic footwear would look like in our universe. Might want to pick up a few more rings, buddy.$20, buy it here.YakuzaThe Yakuza franchise has become one of the company’s most unlikely hits, a Japanese take on the open world of Grand Theft Auto with a focus on street combat and ridiculous activities including bowling and hanging out in hostess clubs. The games are stylish, clever and engrossing, and designer YakuzaFan gives a neon-glowing 80s spin on protagonists Kiryu and Majima with this awesome shirt.$20, buy it here.Altered BeastOne of my personal first Sega memories is seeing Altered Beast in with the arcade games at the 7-11 near my house. Hearing “Rise from your grave” as the game started, then punching your way through a horde of beasts as you grew to your final half-animal form was a seriously metal gaming experience, and artist montoya1983 has put together a shirt design that absolutely gets the appeal.$20, buy it here.Visit Green HillThere are several picture postcard-style parodies entreating wearers to drop by one of Sonic the Hedgehog‘s original stages, but I think this lovely duotone image by PeterTheHague is by far the best. It’s subtle and restrained, both in the composition of the illustration and the video game references it drops. Just a really clever take on a concept that some may think doesn’t have much juice left in it.$20, buy it here.Sega LogoDesigned by David Rosen, the iconic blue Sega logo took obvious inspiration from IBM’s logotype but made it slick and space-age. Rosen was an interesting guy – an American Air Force officer who was in Japan during the Korean War and after his tour of duty ended decided to relocate there and build an international game business. Artist RoswellWitness knows not to tamper with perfection and just puts the logo crisp and clean on a shirt so everybody knows what team you play on.$20, buy it here.Phantasy StarSega’s role-playing franchise never got the respect it deserved, despite tackling some very mature subjects in the 1990s. If you fondly remember playing through Phantasy Star and its sequels, this shirt by Quillix is a great way to show it. Featuring a pixel-perfect capture of the game’s logo over a field of stars, it’s an enduring design that really shows Sega’s unique aesthetic at the time.$20, buy it here.SoniI love this loose, casual drawing by rhymewitrachel – it feels effortless but not a line is out of place in her re-interpretation of the three leads of the Sonic series as suburban pre-teens hanging out looking for trouble. It’s a testament to the character’s longevity that you can filter Sonic into so many different contexts without it looking weird.$20, buy it here.Chawan SignMost of these T-shirts are pretty accessible to normies, but if you really want to go with a deep cut, FrancoBotts‘s Chawan sign shirt from Shenmue is the way to do it. Only the hardest of the hardcore will recognize the specific arrangement of four circles that’s used by members of certain martial arts schools to silently signal to each other. Needless to say, we got it right away.$20, buy it here.Jet Set Radio Future: GumIt’s wild how ahead of their time the Jet Set Radio games were, from their hyper-modern cel-shaded art style to their funky genre-blending soundtracks and graffiti-spraying action. They look just as current in 2017 as they did in 2000. This slick shirt from Hurricanaan puts the curvaceous skater Gum front and center, backed up by the series’ neon green logo.$20, buy it here.Alex KiddBefore there was Sonic, Sega’s best excuse for a mascot was Alex Kidd, a young master of the rock-breaking Shellcore technique that enabled him to break blocks and star in a series of platformers for the Master System. Designer Slippytee obviously has fond memories of the little guy, as they took the time to give him his own T-shirt after thirty years. You deserve it, Alex.$20, buy it here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_img T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Horror ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Stranger Things Shirts Stay on target Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: eighteen years ago, the Dreamcast was released in the United States. Show your love with these Sega shirts.DreamComIt may seem blasphemous to merge Nintendo and Sega iconography willy-nilly, but this design by nextodie is so cool that we’ll let it slide. Taking the candy-colored line art style that the big N used to promote the Super Famicom in Japan, they applied it to the Dreamcast console, its unique (if not ergonomic) controllers and even the VMU, where you could save games and play them at the same time. Really interesting, lively design work here.$20, buy it here.Sonic SneakersThere’s no Sega without Sonic – the blue hedgehog gave the struggling company a mascot character that could go toe-to-toe with Mario and do things that the portly plumber could never imagine. The first Sonic shirt we’re sharing here comes courtesy of artist Byway, who renders a realistic take on what the blue speedster’s iconic footwear would look like in our universe. Might want to pick up a few more rings, buddy.$20, buy it here.YakuzaThe Yakuza franchise has become one of the company’s most unlikely hits, a Japanese take on the open world of Grand Theft Auto with a focus on street combat and ridiculous activities including bowling and hanging out in hostess clubs. The games are stylish, clever and engrossing, and designer YakuzaFan gives a neon-glowing 80s spin on protagonists Kiryu and Majima with this awesome shirt.$20, buy it here.Altered BeastOne of my personal first Sega memories is seeing Altered Beast in with the arcade games at the 7-11 near my house. Hearing “Rise from your grave” as the game started, then punching your way through a horde of beasts as you grew to your final half-animal form was a seriously metal gaming experience, and artist montoya1983 has put together a shirt design that absolutely gets the appeal.$20, buy it here.Visit Green HillThere are several picture postcard-style parodies entreating wearers to drop by one of Sonic the Hedgehog‘s original stages, but I think this lovely duotone image by PeterTheHague is by far the best. It’s subtle and restrained, both in the composition of the illustration and the video game references it drops. Just a really clever take on a concept that some may think doesn’t have much juice left in it.$20, buy it here.Sega LogoDesigned by David Rosen, the iconic blue Sega logo took obvious inspiration from IBM’s logotype but made it slick and space-age. Rosen was an interesting guy – an American Air Force officer who was in Japan during the Korean War and after his tour of duty ended decided to relocate there and build an international game business. Artist RoswellWitness knows not to tamper with perfection and just puts the logo crisp and clean on a shirt so everybody knows what team you play on.$20, buy it here.Phantasy StarSega’s role-playing franchise never got the respect it deserved, despite tackling some very mature subjects in the 1990s. If you fondly remember playing through Phantasy Star and its sequels, this shirt by Quillix is a great way to show it. Featuring a pixel-perfect capture of the game’s logo over a field of stars, it’s an enduring design that really shows Sega’s unique aesthetic at the time.$20, buy it here.SoniI love this loose, casual drawing by rhymewitrachel – it feels effortless but not a line is out of place in her re-interpretation of the three leads of the Sonic series as suburban pre-teens hanging out looking for trouble. It’s a testament to the character’s longevity that you can filter Sonic into so many different contexts without it looking weird.$20, buy it here.Chawan SignMost of these T-shirts are pretty accessible to normies, but if you really want to go with a deep cut, FrancoBotts‘s Chawan sign shirt from Shenmue is the way to do it. Only the hardest of the hardcore will recognize the specific arrangement of four circles that’s used by members of certain martial arts schools to silently signal to each other. Needless to say, we got it right away.$20, buy it here.Jet Set Radio Future: GumIt’s wild how ahead of their time the Jet Set Radio games were, from their hyper-modern cel-shaded art style to their funky genre-blending soundtracks and graffiti-spraying action. They look just as current in 2017 as they did in 2000. This slick shirt from Hurricanaan puts the curvaceous skater Gum front and center, backed up by the series’ neon green logo.$20, buy it here.Alex KiddBefore there was Sonic, Sega’s best excuse for a mascot was Alex Kidd, a young master of the rock-breaking Shellcore technique that enabled him to break blocks and star in a series of platformers for the Master System. Designer Slippytee obviously has fond memories of the little guy, as they took the time to give him his own T-shirt after thirty years. You deserve it, Alex.$20, buy it here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

China Uses Facial Recognition To Fine And Publicly Shame Jaywalkers

first_img Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearLondon Police’s Facial Recognition System Has 81 Percent Error Rate Stay on target Not everyone thinks jaywalking is a big deal. In a bustling city of over 23 million people, however, it can cause serious problems… and Chinese authorities are cracking down in a high-tech way.In Shenzen, they’re using artificial intelligence and facial recognition to spot offenders and identify them. Images are captured via the city’s extensive network of surveillance cameras. Biometrics are checked against China’s massive citizen database — which reportedly contains around 13 terabytes of data.That’s just step one of the process. Step two: publicly shame the offenders so that they aren’t tempted to jaywalk again in the future.The system launches a two-pronged attack. At some busy intersections in Shenzen, there are outdoor LED monitors. Within moments of an infraction, a still image captured by the surveillance camera is displayed — along with the jaywalker’s surname and part of his or her government ID number.According to South China Morning Post, the displays at just one busy intersection in Shenzen have shamed nearly 14,000 jaywalkers over a ten-month period. That’s an average of about 46 per day at a single crossing.But wait, there’s more! This month the system started doubling down on the shame factor. There’s now a dedicated website run by the Shenzen Traffic Bureau that displays the same images in a thumbnail gallery.Officials say the program has been quite successful at reducing the number of repeat offenders. Now, they’re working on the final step in their automated jaywalking crackdown system.Talks are underway with mobile providers to issue notifications and fines via text message. Once that happens, jaywalkers would feel the swift hand of justice within seconds of walking outside the lines (or at the wrong time).There are also plans for more serious punishments. Those who still don’t learn their lesson may eventually see their “social credit” score take a hit. It’s all very Black Mirror.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_img Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearLondon Police’s Facial Recognition System Has 81 Percent Error Rate Stay on target Not everyone thinks jaywalking is a big deal. In a bustling city of over 23 million people, however, it can cause serious problems… and Chinese authorities are cracking down in a high-tech way.In Shenzen, they’re using artificial intelligence and facial recognition to spot offenders and identify them. Images are captured via the city’s extensive network of surveillance cameras. Biometrics are checked against China’s massive citizen database — which reportedly contains around 13 terabytes of data.That’s just step one of the process. Step two: publicly shame the offenders so that they aren’t tempted to jaywalk again in the future.The system launches a two-pronged attack. At some busy intersections in Shenzen, there are outdoor LED monitors. Within moments of an infraction, a still image captured by the surveillance camera is displayed — along with the jaywalker’s surname and part of his or her government ID number.According to South China Morning Post, the displays at just one busy intersection in Shenzen have shamed nearly 14,000 jaywalkers over a ten-month period. That’s an average of about 46 per day at a single crossing.But wait, there’s more! This month the system started doubling down on the shame factor. There’s now a dedicated website run by the Shenzen Traffic Bureau that displays the same images in a thumbnail gallery.Officials say the program has been quite successful at reducing the number of repeat offenders. Now, they’re working on the final step in their automated jaywalking crackdown system.Talks are underway with mobile providers to issue notifications and fines via text message. Once that happens, jaywalkers would feel the swift hand of justice within seconds of walking outside the lines (or at the wrong time).There are also plans for more serious punishments. Those who still don’t learn their lesson may eventually see their “social credit” score take a hit. It’s all very Black Mirror.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Fortnite Playground Mode Ends in Half A Fortnight One Week

first_img Fortnite is ending! Okay, no it isn’t. Epic would be crazy to end something this wildly profitable and dominant within pop culture. But part of the reason Fortnite has been so successful is because it’s a living service, adding exciting new modes to keep players interested including the battle royale mode that skyrocketed it to new heights in the first place. However, part of being a living service means letting some aspects die. And that’s about to happen with Fortnite’s Playground mode, at least temporarily.Playground mode is a recently added feature for Fortnite Battle Royale. As we all know by now standard Battle Royale has one hundred players falling onto the map to hunt each other until there is only one team or individual left standing. Clearly lots of people think it’s fun but it can also be very stressful.So Playground Mode is for when you just want to relax and have fun. You and just three other players fall onto the same island but the deadly storm doesn’t start closing in on you for a whole hour. You can spend all that time then safely practicing with the weapons, getting a feel for the map, figuring out Fortnite’s tricky construction mechanics, or just goofing off. Playground mode has sparked a creativity in players that recalls Fortnite’s Minecraft roots. Someone even recreated Mario Kart courses.AdChoices广告On July 12 though that all goes away, just like Thanos, when Epic shuts down Playground Mode. Fortunately, it’s only a temporarily shutdown so Epic can actually improve the service. When the new and improved Playground mode returns it’ll have new features like team battles. The one thing that won’t be returning however are any replays you’ve saved in the current Playground mode so save those before the 5.0 update.Enjoy this last week of Fortnite Battle Royale Playground mode as we know it on nearly every platform under the planet including PC, iOS, Mac, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Oh and PlayStation 4, too, although that one tends to get left out of the party.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. With ‘Borderlands’ Crossover, ‘Fortnite’ Just Ad…Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img Fortnite is ending! Okay, no it isn’t. Epic would be crazy to end something this wildly profitable and dominant within pop culture. But part of the reason Fortnite has been so successful is because it’s a living service, adding exciting new modes to keep players interested including the battle royale mode that skyrocketed it to new heights in the first place. However, part of being a living service means letting some aspects die. And that’s about to happen with Fortnite’s Playground mode, at least temporarily.Playground mode is a recently added feature for Fortnite Battle Royale. As we all know by now standard Battle Royale has one hundred players falling onto the map to hunt each other until there is only one team or individual left standing. Clearly lots of people think it’s fun but it can also be very stressful.So Playground Mode is for when you just want to relax and have fun. You and just three other players fall onto the same island but the deadly storm doesn’t start closing in on you for a whole hour. You can spend all that time then safely practicing with the weapons, getting a feel for the map, figuring out Fortnite’s tricky construction mechanics, or just goofing off. Playground mode has sparked a creativity in players that recalls Fortnite’s Minecraft roots. Someone even recreated Mario Kart courses.AdChoices广告On July 12 though that all goes away, just like Thanos, when Epic shuts down Playground Mode. Fortunately, it’s only a temporarily shutdown so Epic can actually improve the service. When the new and improved Playground mode returns it’ll have new features like team battles. The one thing that won’t be returning however are any replays you’ve saved in the current Playground mode so save those before the 5.0 update.Enjoy this last week of Fortnite Battle Royale Playground mode as we know it on nearly every platform under the planet including PC, iOS, Mac, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Oh and PlayStation 4, too, although that one tends to get left out of the party.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. With ‘Borderlands’ Crossover, ‘Fortnite’ Just Ad…Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Stay on targetlast_img read more

Watch Couple Finds Deadly Snake in Bedroom Air Conditioner

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Snakes sure hide in the most surprising places. A couple in Melbourne, Australia woke up to everyone’s nightmare when they discovered a deadly tiger snake hiding in their bedroom air conditioner.Danny Marcok said he and his wife Denise initially “thought it was a rat’s tail sticking out” but when they took a closer look they realized it was a 29-inch tiger snake, one of Australia’s most venomous snakes, according to news.com.au. Stay on targetcenter_img The couple called a local reptile relocation business “Stewy the Snake Catcher” to catch the tiger snake, a major cause of snakebites and snakebite deaths in Australia.The expert snake handler had to coax the snake out of the Marcoks’ air conditioning unit, but was eventually able to safely contain it. On a Facebook post, he wrote that the tiger snake had likely “entered via the hole made in the external wall for the plumbing to go through [and] most likely been chasing mice in the roof.”Stewy the Snake Catcher said the Marcoks were lucky no one stuck their hand in the air conditioner to change a filter. He said the snake wouldn’t have attacked them while they were in bed, but it would’ve tried to defend itself it if felt threatened.More on Geek.com:Watch: Texas Man Finds More Than 30 Rattlesnakes Under ShedWatch This Animal Expert Get Stung By the ‘King of Stings’Scientists Discover New, Bizarre Eel-Like Creature in Floridalast_img read more

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first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Snakes sure hide in the most surprising places. A couple in Melbourne, Australia woke up to everyone’s nightmare when they discovered a deadly tiger snake hiding in their bedroom air conditioner.Danny Marcok said he and his wife Denise initially “thought it was a rat’s tail sticking out” but when they took a closer look they realized it was a 29-inch tiger snake, one of Australia’s most venomous snakes, according to news.com.au. Stay on targetcenter_img The couple called a local reptile relocation business “Stewy the Snake Catcher” to catch the tiger snake, a major cause of snakebites and snakebite deaths in Australia.The expert snake handler had to coax the snake out of the Marcoks’ air conditioning unit, but was eventually able to safely contain it. On a Facebook post, he wrote that the tiger snake had likely “entered via the hole made in the external wall for the plumbing to go through [and] most likely been chasing mice in the roof.”Stewy the Snake Catcher said the Marcoks were lucky no one stuck their hand in the air conditioner to change a filter. He said the snake wouldn’t have attacked them while they were in bed, but it would’ve tried to defend itself it if felt threatened.More on Geek.com:Watch: Texas Man Finds More Than 30 Rattlesnakes Under ShedWatch This Animal Expert Get Stung By the ‘King of Stings’Scientists Discover New, Bizarre Eel-Like Creature in Floridalast_img read more

Rare Super Bloom Erupts in Southern California

first_imgIn Riverside County, thousands have flocked to Lake Elsinore to photograph an eye-popping display of California poppies. The region is the first place to see a super bloom, which started the last week of February and now the hillsides are awash in vibrant orange, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Purple and golden yellow wildflowers have also started carpeting 600,000 acres of the Anza-Borrego State Desert Park. Thousands of verbenas, desert sunflowers and evening dune primrose cover the land, with more to come, AccuWeather reported. Stay on target Get ready to see a lot of poppies in your Instagram feeds. Southern California’s wet winter has produced colorful “super blooms” of wildflowers so vivid that they can be seen from thousands of feet above on mountaintops.This super bloom, wildflower spectacles that exceed a typical season, is the second in two years, which is a highly unusual occurrence. In California, super blooms happen about once in a decade in a given area, and they have been occurring less frequently with the drought. “It’s going to be better than it’s been in the last dozen or so years,” said Mike McElhatton, educational program director of The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Natural History Association, told AccuWeather.Southern California has received steady rainfall for the past five months, uncommon in the desert area, and the rain has created a continual dense, moist soil allowing wildflowers to flourish.One of our meteorologists took these photos of #wildflowers blooming in Lake Elsinore a few days ago. Do you have any photos of this year’s gorgeous #superbloom? If so, share them with us! #cawx #sandiegowx pic.twitter.com/530QGTFEvY— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) March 7, 2019And of course, where there’s bloom, there will be photographers wanting to capture the Instagram-worthy display.“We’ve had a huge influx of people,” Jonathan Reinig, the natural resources manager for Riverside County Parks, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “There’s traffic everyday from it. The county says it’s their most accident-y time of year.”More on Geek.com:Watch: Sinkhole the Size of Football Field Shuts Down ZooWatch: Avalanche Swallows Cars on Colorado HighwayFreezing Rain Creates ‘Ghost Apples’ in Michigan Orchard Mini Satellite View of Hurricane Dorian Shows Intense Storm ActivityWild Horses of NC to Ride Out Hurricane With ‘Butts to the Wind’ last_img read more

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first_imgIn Riverside County, thousands have flocked to Lake Elsinore to photograph an eye-popping display of California poppies. The region is the first place to see a super bloom, which started the last week of February and now the hillsides are awash in vibrant orange, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Purple and golden yellow wildflowers have also started carpeting 600,000 acres of the Anza-Borrego State Desert Park. Thousands of verbenas, desert sunflowers and evening dune primrose cover the land, with more to come, AccuWeather reported. Stay on target Get ready to see a lot of poppies in your Instagram feeds. Southern California’s wet winter has produced colorful “super blooms” of wildflowers so vivid that they can be seen from thousands of feet above on mountaintops.This super bloom, wildflower spectacles that exceed a typical season, is the second in two years, which is a highly unusual occurrence. In California, super blooms happen about once in a decade in a given area, and they have been occurring less frequently with the drought. “It’s going to be better than it’s been in the last dozen or so years,” said Mike McElhatton, educational program director of The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Natural History Association, told AccuWeather.Southern California has received steady rainfall for the past five months, uncommon in the desert area, and the rain has created a continual dense, moist soil allowing wildflowers to flourish.One of our meteorologists took these photos of #wildflowers blooming in Lake Elsinore a few days ago. Do you have any photos of this year’s gorgeous #superbloom? If so, share them with us! #cawx #sandiegowx pic.twitter.com/530QGTFEvY— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) March 7, 2019And of course, where there’s bloom, there will be photographers wanting to capture the Instagram-worthy display.“We’ve had a huge influx of people,” Jonathan Reinig, the natural resources manager for Riverside County Parks, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “There’s traffic everyday from it. The county says it’s their most accident-y time of year.”More on Geek.com:Watch: Sinkhole the Size of Football Field Shuts Down ZooWatch: Avalanche Swallows Cars on Colorado HighwayFreezing Rain Creates ‘Ghost Apples’ in Michigan Orchard Mini Satellite View of Hurricane Dorian Shows Intense Storm ActivityWild Horses of NC to Ride Out Hurricane With ‘Butts to the Wind’ last_img read more

Former WWE star Iron Mike Sharpe passes away at age 64

first_img WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Twitter Google+ Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Roman Reigns is in Remission Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Former WWE star “Iron” Mike Sharpe passed away this past weekend at the age of 64 at his apartment in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, according to Mike Johnson.Sharpe is most known for his time in WWE in the 1980s, working in the opening matches on TV and house shows, being billed as “Canada’s Greatest Athlete”. Sharpe’s biggest fame in WWE came in 1983, when he unsuccessfully challenged then-champion Bob Backlund for the WWE Title while being managed by WWE Hall of Famer Captain Lou Albano.Sharpe, who was trained by the late Dewey “Missing Link” Robertson, also had a very successful stint in Japan teaming with his uncle, Ben Sharpe. Sharpe would remain working with WWE as a prelim guy all the way up to 1995, before retiring from the ring.Prior to his passing, Sharpe had opened a wrestling school in New Jersey in the mid-to-late 1990s that helped break such future stars as Crowbar, Simon Dean, The Wall and Ace Darling. In the last couple of years, Sharpe had been dealing with a number of health issues, but it is unknown at this time what led to his passing.On behalf of the staff at Wrestleview.com, we send out our condolences to the family and friends of Sharpe during this tough time.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 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 Cesaro Pinterest WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Seth Rollins VIDEO: Will Ospreay vs. Ryusuke Taguchi in 2016 NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Finals Now Playing Up Next Facebook Kalisto tries to redeem infamous promo, Vince McMahon on The Rock making Forbes list Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Kurt Angle Cody Rhodes taking some time off, Kenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito from 2016 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articleslast_img read more

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first_img WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Twitter Google+ Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Roman Reigns is in Remission Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Former WWE star “Iron” Mike Sharpe passed away this past weekend at the age of 64 at his apartment in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, according to Mike Johnson.Sharpe is most known for his time in WWE in the 1980s, working in the opening matches on TV and house shows, being billed as “Canada’s Greatest Athlete”. Sharpe’s biggest fame in WWE came in 1983, when he unsuccessfully challenged then-champion Bob Backlund for the WWE Title while being managed by WWE Hall of Famer Captain Lou Albano.Sharpe, who was trained by the late Dewey “Missing Link” Robertson, also had a very successful stint in Japan teaming with his uncle, Ben Sharpe. Sharpe would remain working with WWE as a prelim guy all the way up to 1995, before retiring from the ring.Prior to his passing, Sharpe had opened a wrestling school in New Jersey in the mid-to-late 1990s that helped break such future stars as Crowbar, Simon Dean, The Wall and Ace Darling. In the last couple of years, Sharpe had been dealing with a number of health issues, but it is unknown at this time what led to his passing.On behalf of the staff at Wrestleview.com, we send out our condolences to the family and friends of Sharpe during this tough time.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 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 Cesaro Pinterest WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Seth Rollins VIDEO: Will Ospreay vs. Ryusuke Taguchi in 2016 NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Finals Now Playing Up Next Facebook Kalisto tries to redeem infamous promo, Vince McMahon on The Rock making Forbes list Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Kurt Angle Cody Rhodes taking some time off, Kenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito from 2016 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articleslast_img read more

13 WWE 205 Live Preview Neville vs TJ Perkins in the main

first_img Videos Articles 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) HBO to pilot Game of Thrones Targaryen prequel WWE 205 Live takes place tonight in Jacksonville, Florida. Set for the show is Neville vs. TJ Perkins, plus the return of former WWE and ECW star Yoshihiro Tajiri to the company.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of 205 Live beginning tonight at 10PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipTrade hopes lift Wall StreetVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:09/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -1:06 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 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Hailee Steinfeld Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Oprah Winfrey Now Playing Up Next WWE postpones weekend NXT Live Events in Florida due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img How Carcinogens Got Into the Generic U.S. Drug Supply Now Playing Up Next Google+ The Binge: Googleboxer Isabelle shares what TV shows she hates Videos Articles WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Jason Momoa 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Trade hopes lift Wall Streetlast_img read more

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first_img Videos Articles 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) HBO to pilot Game of Thrones Targaryen prequel WWE 205 Live takes place tonight in Jacksonville, Florida. Set for the show is Neville vs. TJ Perkins, plus the return of former WWE and ECW star Yoshihiro Tajiri to the company.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of 205 Live beginning tonight at 10PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipTrade hopes lift Wall StreetVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:09/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -1:06 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 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Hailee Steinfeld Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Oprah Winfrey Now Playing Up Next WWE postpones weekend NXT Live Events in Florida due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img How Carcinogens Got Into the Generic U.S. Drug Supply Now Playing Up Next Google+ The Binge: Googleboxer Isabelle shares what TV shows she hates Videos Articles WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Jason Momoa 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Trade hopes lift Wall Streetlast_img read more

WWE cancels this Mondays scheduled Smackdown Live event in Lowell MA

first_img Kurt Angle Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WhatsApp WWE has cancelled this Monday’s Smackdown Live event that was scheduled to be at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA.According to Mike Johnson at PWInsider, the cancellation is likely due to Smackdown stars being brought to RAW this Monday in Albany NY at the same time. The Tsongas Center issued the following statement:WWE LIVE AT THE TSONGAS CENTER CANCELLEDThe WWE Live event scheduled for Monday, May 20th at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.Any tickets purchased via credit card will be automatically refunded. Please allow 5-7 business days for the transaction to take place. Tickets that were purchased with cash at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell Box Office must be returned to the point of purchase in order to be refunded.We apologize for the inconvenience. Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 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 Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Facebook WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOXlast_img read more

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first_img Kurt Angle Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WhatsApp WWE has cancelled this Monday’s Smackdown Live event that was scheduled to be at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA.According to Mike Johnson at PWInsider, the cancellation is likely due to Smackdown stars being brought to RAW this Monday in Albany NY at the same time. The Tsongas Center issued the following statement:WWE LIVE AT THE TSONGAS CENTER CANCELLEDThe WWE Live event scheduled for Monday, May 20th at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.Any tickets purchased via credit card will be automatically refunded. Please allow 5-7 business days for the transaction to take place. Tickets that were purchased with cash at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell Box Office must be returned to the point of purchase in order to be refunded.We apologize for the inconvenience. Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 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 Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Facebook WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOXlast_img read more

Sanders urges turnedoff voters to turn out for Clinton

first_imgKENT, Ohio — In a pair of university stops in battleground Ohio on Saturday, Bernie Sanders used his enduring popularity with young voters to urge support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. It’s just that his crowds aren’t what they used to be.The Vermont senator praised his former Democratic rival’s agenda as the right choice for millennial and union voters and said those who are turned off by their choices in the election should still turn out, even if they think “everybody’s horrible.”Sanders told gatherings at the University of Akron and Kent State that Republican Donald Trump’s statements against Muslims, women, Mexicans and other groups threaten to unravel decades of work to improve equality.“We can’t in 2016 accept bigotry as the cornerstone of any campaign,” he said.Sanders also promoted Clinton’s positions on climate change, a minimum wage increase and tuition-free public college.“When you talk to your friends and they say, ‘I’m not going to vote, everybody’s horrible,’ ask them how much they’re going to leave school in debt,” Sanders said. “Ask them about that.”About 200 attended his Akron rally; about 600 showed up at Kent State. It was a far cry from the throngs overflowing his events during his heated contest with Clinton in the primary season. Even so, Sanders struck home with some as he asked people to swing behind Clinton.last_img read more

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first_imgKENT, Ohio — In a pair of university stops in battleground Ohio on Saturday, Bernie Sanders used his enduring popularity with young voters to urge support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. It’s just that his crowds aren’t what they used to be.The Vermont senator praised his former Democratic rival’s agenda as the right choice for millennial and union voters and said those who are turned off by their choices in the election should still turn out, even if they think “everybody’s horrible.”Sanders told gatherings at the University of Akron and Kent State that Republican Donald Trump’s statements against Muslims, women, Mexicans and other groups threaten to unravel decades of work to improve equality.“We can’t in 2016 accept bigotry as the cornerstone of any campaign,” he said.Sanders also promoted Clinton’s positions on climate change, a minimum wage increase and tuition-free public college.“When you talk to your friends and they say, ‘I’m not going to vote, everybody’s horrible,’ ask them how much they’re going to leave school in debt,” Sanders said. “Ask them about that.”About 200 attended his Akron rally; about 600 showed up at Kent State. It was a far cry from the throngs overflowing his events during his heated contest with Clinton in the primary season. Even so, Sanders struck home with some as he asked people to swing behind Clinton.last_img read more

Washougal city councilor moving resigning from seat

first_imgWashougal – Washougal Councilwoman Jennifer McDaniel announced in a city council meeting Monday that she is leaving the city council. Her resignation is effective Jan. 31.In a Facebook post, McDaniel wrote she is moving to Camas at the end of the month.McDaniel joined the council in 2008 and was re-elected to Position No. 5 in 2015. Her current term ran through 2019. She also served on the finance committee and is the Regional Transportation alternate representative and liaison to the Washougal School Board.Applications to fill Position No. 5 are due by 5 p.m. Jan 31. The council will interview potential candidates Feb. 7, and an appointment might occur at a special meeting that same day. Due to the timing of this mid-term vacancy, the position will be part of the 2017 primary and general election cycle, so the person appointed to the position will serve until the results of the November general election are certified. The person who wins that election will serve through the current term, which ends in 2019.The application packet can be picked up at City Hall, 1701 C St., Washougal, or downloaded from www.cityofwashougal.us. Completed application packets should be addressed to Jennifer Forsberg, city clerk, at Washougal City Hall 1701 C St., Washougal, WA, 98671.last_img read more

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first_imgWashougal – Washougal Councilwoman Jennifer McDaniel announced in a city council meeting Monday that she is leaving the city council. Her resignation is effective Jan. 31.In a Facebook post, McDaniel wrote she is moving to Camas at the end of the month.McDaniel joined the council in 2008 and was re-elected to Position No. 5 in 2015. Her current term ran through 2019. She also served on the finance committee and is the Regional Transportation alternate representative and liaison to the Washougal School Board.Applications to fill Position No. 5 are due by 5 p.m. Jan 31. The council will interview potential candidates Feb. 7, and an appointment might occur at a special meeting that same day. Due to the timing of this mid-term vacancy, the position will be part of the 2017 primary and general election cycle, so the person appointed to the position will serve until the results of the November general election are certified. The person who wins that election will serve through the current term, which ends in 2019.The application packet can be picked up at City Hall, 1701 C St., Washougal, or downloaded from www.cityofwashougal.us. Completed application packets should be addressed to Jennifer Forsberg, city clerk, at Washougal City Hall 1701 C St., Washougal, WA, 98671.last_img read more

Scam targets Vancouver utility customers

first_imgThe Vancouver public works department warned city utility customers to look out for an email scam where targets are tricked into sharing personal information.Several city utility customers have received emails that appear to come from a “City of Vancouver Account Payable” email address. The email asks customers to download a fake invoice file, or to share account information through a suspicious link. The emails also include a “Filemail” logo and fake invoice number.The address, invoice number and everything else about it is a scam, according to the city.Actual electronic utility bills from the city state they aren’t to be replied to, and provide customer details, such as service address and account number. They also carry a link to the city’s secure online payment site.The email bills never ask for customers to download an invoice, share their account information with others or provide sensitive information in a response to an email.The city recommended customers who get a similar email to delete it. Customers with questions about emails or calls from parties claiming to represent the utility can call its services desk directly at 360-487-7999 to speak with customer service, which can confirm whether any communication is legitimate.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Vancouver public works department warned city utility customers to look out for an email scam where targets are tricked into sharing personal information.Several city utility customers have received emails that appear to come from a “City of Vancouver Account Payable” email address. The email asks customers to download a fake invoice file, or to share account information through a suspicious link. The emails also include a “Filemail” logo and fake invoice number.The address, invoice number and everything else about it is a scam, according to the city.Actual electronic utility bills from the city state they aren’t to be replied to, and provide customer details, such as service address and account number. They also carry a link to the city’s secure online payment site.The email bills never ask for customers to download an invoice, share their account information with others or provide sensitive information in a response to an email.The city recommended customers who get a similar email to delete it. Customers with questions about emails or calls from parties claiming to represent the utility can call its services desk directly at 360-487-7999 to speak with customer service, which can confirm whether any communication is legitimate.last_img read more

Morning Press La Center military grads Marshall Park remodel WWII veteran dies

first_imgWill our high temperatures reach 80 degrees this week? Will we get any rain? Check out our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:Three La Center alums graduate from U.S. military academiesLA CENTER — U.S. military academies are some of the most elite colleges in the country, with as few as one in 12 applicants being admitted. La Center High School is the smallest traditional high school in Clark County, with about 125 graduates per year.However, little La Center produced three military academy graduates this year. Patrick Mayolo, 24, graduated from La Center High School in 2012, and recently graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Also graduating from West Point was Sean Nolan, 22, a 2015 La Center graduate. Kristen Nye, 23, who graduated from La Center in 2014, recently wrapped up her four years at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.La Center school officials can’t recall any other local students graduating from one of the United States’ five service academies, much less in the same year.“It says a lot about our rigor that we have with the curriculum, and collaboration we have with students and their families,” said high school Principal Carol Patton, who has been in the La Center district for 15 years. “They trust teachers to provide a well-rounded education.”last_img read more

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first_imgWill our high temperatures reach 80 degrees this week? Will we get any rain? Check out our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:Three La Center alums graduate from U.S. military academiesLA CENTER — U.S. military academies are some of the most elite colleges in the country, with as few as one in 12 applicants being admitted. La Center High School is the smallest traditional high school in Clark County, with about 125 graduates per year.However, little La Center produced three military academy graduates this year. Patrick Mayolo, 24, graduated from La Center High School in 2012, and recently graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Also graduating from West Point was Sean Nolan, 22, a 2015 La Center graduate. Kristen Nye, 23, who graduated from La Center in 2014, recently wrapped up her four years at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.La Center school officials can’t recall any other local students graduating from one of the United States’ five service academies, much less in the same year.“It says a lot about our rigor that we have with the curriculum, and collaboration we have with students and their families,” said high school Principal Carol Patton, who has been in the La Center district for 15 years. “They trust teachers to provide a well-rounded education.”last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo sells stunning Cheshire mansion where he lived

first_imgJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has sold the Cheshire mansion he lived in while playing for English side Manchester United – for £3.25 million.The amount is – £645,000 less than he bought it for in 2008 as he reportedly paid £3,895,000 for the five-bedroom property in Alderley Edge.Ronaldo who now lives in Turin following his arrival at Juventus last summer bought the three-floor house just a year before signing for Spanish giants Real Madrid. There were reports the former Madrid player first tried to sell the mansion in 2009, but was unable to find a buyer hence the decision to lease it.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw rented the property since 2014, paying £7,000-a-month.However, Daily Mail reports that the house which was put up for sale in last Christmas has now been bought, ‘subject to contract’.Ronaldo played for Manchester United before signing for Real Madrid in 2009.last_img read more

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first_imgJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has sold the Cheshire mansion he lived in while playing for English side Manchester United – for £3.25 million.The amount is – £645,000 less than he bought it for in 2008 as he reportedly paid £3,895,000 for the five-bedroom property in Alderley Edge.Ronaldo who now lives in Turin following his arrival at Juventus last summer bought the three-floor house just a year before signing for Spanish giants Real Madrid. There were reports the former Madrid player first tried to sell the mansion in 2009, but was unable to find a buyer hence the decision to lease it.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw rented the property since 2014, paying £7,000-a-month.However, Daily Mail reports that the house which was put up for sale in last Christmas has now been bought, ‘subject to contract’.Ronaldo played for Manchester United before signing for Real Madrid in 2009.last_img read more

Public Holiday today School in on Monday

first_img Recommended for you Majority Rule Day Holiday in Bahamas today Related Items:boxing day, public holiday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Dec 2015 – Today is a public holiday, which means banks and many businesses remain closed in observance of Boxing Day holiday.Business resumes tomorrow but will take a break once again on Friday to mark New Year’s Day, the start of 2016. Schools are set to reopen in the country on Monday January 4, 2016. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Holiday on Monday in TCI Maskanoo to take over Grace Bay strip Boxing Day Saturdaylast_img read more

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first_img Recommended for you Majority Rule Day Holiday in Bahamas today Related Items:boxing day, public holiday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Dec 2015 – Today is a public holiday, which means banks and many businesses remain closed in observance of Boxing Day holiday.Business resumes tomorrow but will take a break once again on Friday to mark New Year’s Day, the start of 2016. Schools are set to reopen in the country on Monday January 4, 2016. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Holiday on Monday in TCI Maskanoo to take over Grace Bay strip Boxing Day Saturdaylast_img read more