It has been exactly a month since BCCI announced the India squad for World Cup 2019 and since then the team selection has been a hot topic of discussion because of the notable omissions in the 15-member squad.The national selectors sprung up a surprise by leaving out young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant. Instead, Dinesh Karthik was named as the second choice wicketkeeping option after MS Dhoni.Ambati Rayudu also failed to make it to the squad as Vijay Shankar pipped the 33-year-old because of his ”three-dimensional” qualities.India head coach Ravi Shastri admitted that a couple of capable players were left out of the World Cup-bound squad and empathised with those who couldn’t fetch the seat.”We can very well imagine there’s more than an opinion in place that some capable guys have missed out. Heart goes out to them,” Ravi Shastri told the Times of India.”Picking 15 from an immensely talented pool is never easy. I’d say to these guys: Keep going the way you have. Be prepared, in case there’s an unforeseen requirement that pops up. But, what the selectors have zeroed in on: I’ll say, it’s the best combination that’s been put in place after factoring in all aspects.”Several former players had put their weight behind Rishabh Pant after the 21-year-old wasn’t named in the World Cup team.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly had recently said, “India will miss Pant in the World Cup. I don’t know in whose place but he will be missed.”However, speaking beside Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli explained that Dinesh Karthik was picked up for the World Cup because of the experience he carries under his belt.advertisement”In pressure situations, he’s shown composure. It was something that everybody on board was convinced about.””He has the experience. If, god forbid, something happens to MS (Dhoni), Karthik can be immensely valuable behind the wickets. As a finisher, he’s done well.”So, it was the overall exposure to a tournament of this magnitude that was taken into primary consideration.”The World Cup teams can change players until May 23 for the World Cup 2019 without the permission of the ICC. The World Cup starts on May 30 and India will start off their campaign against against South Africa on June 5.Also Read | When MS Dhoni suggested a Rs 10,000 fine, no one was ever late again for team meetingsAlso Read | Arjun Tendulkar shines with all-round show in T20 Mumbai League openerAlso See
Gareth Bale ‘You’ll have to wait and see’ – Zidane coy on two-goal hero Bale’s starting berth against Juve Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 11:42 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gareth Bale Real Madrid Las Palmas v Real Madrid Las Palmas Primera División Zinédine Zidane Videos The former Spurs star scored twice in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Las Palmas but his head coach was not ready to confirm him as a starter for Tuesday Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is no certainty to face Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals despite his two-goal haul on Saturday, according to Zinedine Zidane.Bale was at the double as Madrid defeated Las Palmas 3-0 in La Liga ahead of Tuesday’s first leg against Juventus in the Champions League.Cristiano Ronaldo was rested by Zidane as the Madrid head coach had one eye on the quarter-final clash in Turin and Bale led the way at the Estadio de Gran Canaria on Saturday. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Bale opened the scoring in the 26th minute and added his 10th club goal of 2018 in all competitions in the second half after Karim Benzema doubled the lead with a penalty of his own.However, Zidane refused to guarantee Welsh forward Bale a starting berth against Juventus.”I’m pleased with his performance,” Zidane told reporters. “You’ll have to wait and see if he plays on Tuesday.”The victory was Madrid’s fourth on the bounce in La Liga and Zidane added: “There’s no such thing as a straightforward game, but it got easier for us after the first goal. Las Palmas need to pick up points, and once we’d got the first, it was a bit less complicated. “The second half was very end-to-end, we created a lot of chances that we didn’t score. It was a good game for us, we’ve picked up three points and a lot of the guys who don’t get so many minutes played very well.”I’m pleased with the players because after the international break we only had two days to get ready for this game.”Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez limped out of the match and was left in tears on the bench after appearing to hurt his right ankle.”I took Nacho off as a precaution,” Zidane said. “He’s not feeling good, he’s got some discomfort. I hope it’s nothing serious, but we’ll send him for a scan tomorrow and see.”
ESPN Reporter Has Major Update On Ohio State’s Urban Meyer InvestigationESPN Reporter Has Major Update On Ohio State’s Urban Meyer Investigation
PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)The Urban Meyer investigation Ohio State has been underway for a couple of days. Sunday night, the school announced that it was expected to take roughly two weeks. Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since last Wednesday.Tonight, ESPN college football reporter Dan Murphy published an update on how the investigation into Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes’ program is going.An interesting tidbit: the Powell Police Department has denied Ohio State’s investigation team in their pursuit of additional records into the Zach Smith accusations.Really interesting development as Powell Police denies Ohio State’s investigative team in their pursuit of additional records from 2015 incidents involving Zach Smith.https://t.co/dRJ8PLnD0Y pic.twitter.com/dtd0hisXTH— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 9, 2018From ESPN.com:Police in Powell, Ohio, have had preliminary conversations with the investigators, according to Chief of Police Gary Vest, and are willing to help as much as the law will allow. The Powell police visited Courtney Smith’s home twice in the fall of 2015 to respond to complaints about habitual domestic violence and stalking. Neither visit resulted in an arrest or any charges against Zach Smith.Vest said he is not at liberty to share the details of what his officers discovered about those incidents in 2015 because of confidentiality laws designed to protect the identity of people accused of crimes. Because Smith was not charged with a crime as a result of those incidents, the details of what police found while responding to those cases are not public record, according to Powell’s city attorney. Vest said he also denied a request from the investigators working on behalf of Ohio State to see the same records based on advice received from the city’s attorney.Ohio State’s football program, meanwhile, started practice last Friday.The Buckeyes open the regular season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. The team is being led by interim coach Ryan Day in Urban Meyer’s absence.
Le ministre de l’Éducation, Jamie Muir, a présenté aujourd’hui le20 avril une loi qui permettra de modifier le nom de l’UniversitéSainte-Anne — Collège de l’Acadie à l’Université Sainte-Anne. « Nous sommes heureux de répondre à la demande du conseil desgouverneurs de l’Université Sainte-Anne — Collège de l’Acadie, »affirme M. Muir. Le conseil des gouverneurs a approuvé le changement de nom le 17janvier 2004, et la demande officielle pour la loi nécessaire aété présentée le 6 octobre 2004. -30-
US Government eases military trade restrictions on Sri LankaUS Government eases military trade restrictions on Sri Lanka
The United States government has eased long-standing military trade restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka, the US Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has announced.The DDTC confirmed that licensing restrictions on defence exports to Sri Lanka had been lifted and that it will now review licence applications on a case-by-case basis, the Janes Defence website reported. The sanctions prohibited the use of US assistance to support defence exports but excluded transfers of equipment or services related to demining, disaster relief, and aerial and maritime surveillance. (Colombo Gazette) The sanctions previously imposed on Sri Lanka were outlined in US appropriations acts in response to Sri Lanka’s civil war, which started in the early 1980s and ended in 2009.
Kosovo Serbian delegations hold new status talks under UN chairmanshipKosovo Serbian delegations hold new status talks under UN chairmanship
The talks in Vienna, chaired by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Deputy Special Envoy for the future status of Kosovo Albert Rohan, focused on local finance, inter-municipal cooperation and cross-boundaries cooperation.The talks are seen as an important start in the process of determining Kosovo’s final status. Independence and autonomy are among options that have been mentioned for the province, where Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by 9 to 1. Serbia rejects independence and Kosovo’s Serbs have been boycotting the province’s provisional institutions.After the first direct talks in Vienna last month, Mr. Annan’s special envoy for the process, Martti Ahtisaari, said he was using “a ‘bottom-up approach,’ in other words starting the process by dealing with practical and ‘status-neutral’ issues.“Apart from decentralization, we will run parallel discussions on cultural and religious heritage, minority rights and economy,” he added.He has appealed to Serbian leaders to encourage Kosovo Serb leaders to participate in the province’s institutions. “If you people don’t participate, it will be very difficult for any administration to create conditions where people can live together,” Mr. Ahtisaari told them during a visit to the province earlier this month.
Murder investigation launched after two women are shot dead in St LeonardsMurder investigation launched after two women are shot dead in St Leonards
A gunman shot dead two women, believed to be a mother and daughter, at house on Friday night.The pair, aged 32 and 53, were gunned down by a man known to them, according to police who led a terrified pregnant woman and another woman suffering from shock to safety. Armed police rushed to the house in St Leonards, East Sussex, at around 7.43pm last night (Fri) to find the mother and daughter with fatal gunshot wounds. Two hours later a man with a gun was arrested nearby and murder squad detectives are now gathering evidence from the semi-detached home and a nearby railway underpass. Local resident James Butler was driving towards Hastings when he was stopped by police, who said ‘your life is at risk’. He said: “I was driving along to go and see my boyfriend Michael for dinner when I saw a car coming towards me flashing its lights at me. “I wondered why they were doing it, I thought I didn’t have my lights on. “Five seconds later, I saw why. I had to brake pretty hard because I realised that there was an unmarked police car in the road. Forensics were seen doing a fingertip search throughout the house and back gardens. “All of a sudden, police officers were shouting ‘get back, get back, your life is at risk, do not come past, turn around’. “There were police officers with guns and torches shining the light into nearby houses. “A couple of minutes later, a lady came over and asked what was going on. She was visibly taken aback by the situation, and seemed quite scared. “The next thing she said to me was ‘I’m going inside, I’m not staying out here, it’s not safe’.” We have launched a murder investigation after a double fatal shooting in #St Leonards. A man has been arrested and is in custody. Please read more here.https://t.co/7VA54nGczy— Sussex Police (@sussex_police) March 17, 2018 “People seemed to be a bit confused, they didn’t know how serious it was. “Then one driver tried to drive past the police car. During the chaos 30 families were evacuated from their homes and critical incident Inspector Mark Rosser said the shift had been ‘one of the worst’ in his 25 years of service. He said: “We are doing our best to get people back to their homes – really sorry for the disruption, we are trying to minimise the scenes as quickly as we can. “One male is in custody and this was not a random act. “That has got to be one of the worst shifts I’ve had in 25 years service, some great work by my team dealing with a horrendous crime, a number of scenes, 30 plus displaced families and all the other usual business. “Thanks to Met Police Trojan support. Thoughts are with those involved.” Here are the latest images from St Leonards where police say there have been ‘reports of a shooting’, which is not a ‘terrorist-related incident’. pic.twitter.com/meKw30762N— BBC South East (@bbcsoutheast) March 16, 2018 The scene in St LeonardsCredit:EDDIE MITCHELL Police, who arrested a 35-year-old suspect, are not looking for anyone else for the shooting. Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Tingley said: “Tragically two women aged 32 and 53 have died after being shot and our thoughts are with their family and friends.”We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident but we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.”A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “Police have launched a murder investigation after a two women were shot dead in a house in St Leonards.”Officers responded immediately to a report of a shooting at 7.43pm in Bexhill Road on Friday (16 March). Firearms officers were able to lead two other women from the house to safety and they were taken to hospital. Both were uninjured but suffering from shock. One of these women is pregnant.”Two hours later a 35-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of murder and a firearm was seized. The women were known to the suspect.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
A man is to appear in court charged with assault and burglary after breaking into a couples home and pouring boiling water on them as they slept in Galway.The Taoiseach says that he is “disappointed” the ASTI rejected the Haddington Road Agreement, but says it will not be renegotiated.Twitter announced that it will double the numbers working at their Dublin offices.Anti-eviction protesters vowed to protect a Cork family from repossession.The Governor of the Central Bank says that banks threatened to repossess 62 per cent of mortgages in arrears.The Constituency Commission revealed that Ireland will have three constituencies in the 2014 European elections.Thousands of obsolete laws will be wiped from the statute book, Brendan Howlin said.Despite activists’ pleading, the government says it cannot afford to buy land at the Liffey Valley.The Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman will investigate the 2001 killing of Sunday World journalist Martin O’Hagan.Lucinda Creighton said the Reform Alliance would campaign for a No vote in next week’s Seanad referendum.Over 90,000 people descended on Stradbally for the second day of the National Ploughing Championships.INTERNATIONALThe Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. (AP Photo/Andew Medichini)#PAKISTAN Pictures showing a new island created by yesterday’s massive earthquake in rural Pakistan were released. #KENYA Troops and rescue workings were scouring the wreckage of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, as Kenya entered three days of official mourning. 63 people were listed as missing after the four-day siege which saw 67 people dead.#COSTA CONCORDIA The search for bodies still on board the Costa Concordia got underway today. The corpses of Italian passenger Maria Grazia Tricarichi and crew member Russel Rebello never were recovered after the ship went down in January, 2011. #RUSSIA Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace were moved to pre-trial detention centres, facing up to 15 years in a Russian prison. The 30 activists are accused of piracy.INNOVATIONA retired geologist has created a number of paleographic maps that show how the earth looked at various points in time. [TheAtlantic]Aviation giants Boeing have modified an F-16 fighter jet to serve as a drone. Which makes us all feel safer. [CBS]PARTING SHOT(Palachmbable/YouTube)Had a tough day? All news-ed out? Then sit back and watch this baby eat ice cream for the first time.It. Is. Adorable.Here’s what happened yesterday. NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…IRELANDTwitters Managing Director in Ireland Stephen McIntyre is surrounded by his Dublin based Twitter staff outside their new offices in the Academy on Pearse Street in Dublin city. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
Irish firms are growing but overseas is the best place for newIrish firms are growing but overseas is the best place for new
NEARLY ONE IN three Irish businesses are growing primarily due to overseas expansion, new research from workplace specialist Regus has found.A poll of Irish business owners and senior executives found that 31 per cent of Irish businesses owners and senior executives attribute recent growth to overseas activity.One quarter said that they are growing by focusing on the domestic market, while 13 per cent of firms report that they’re experiencing no growth at all.Ireland country manager Karen Lawlor said: “All the indicators are that growth is slowly getting back on track, although it is important not to overlook that more than one in ten firms said their company hadn’t returned to growth.”Lawlor praised recent government initiatives to boost exporting companies, including an announcement of a €75 million fund to give exporters greater support.“This is an extremely positive development as a healthy export market is vital for long-term economic sustainability at a national and individual company level.”BarriersThe companies that were surveyed identified several key barriers to overseas expansion. The top impediment, identified by three quarters of respondents, was finding the right staff.Over half of exporters said that they find it hard to make local connections and build up knowledge, followed by a lack of access to flexible working space, identified as a problem by 48 per cent of respondents.Lawlor said: “Many firms are put off overseas expansion by the perceived risks, time and money involved.”“Although it can be a daunting prospect, you only have to look at the success stories to see that it can pay dividends.”Here’s how much we’re making from overseas trade>Value of Irish exports fell by almost half a billion between December and January>
From the Garden Learn how to grow peas in an old gutterFrom the Garden Learn how to grow peas in an old gutter
Mushrooms: 1kg Jerusalem artichokes salt and freshly ground black pepper For the Gnocchi: 5 tbsp olive oil 14,059 Views 3 large eggs Share10 Tweet Email5 2 sprigs thyme Grower IN YEARS GONE by, I always sowed tomatoes, peppers and aubergines on a heated mat in the potting shed in February.I am gradually learning some patience from Richard Mee (head grower at HQ) and this year, I am holding off on sowing them until early March.Though the logic for sowing them in February is that they benefit from a long growing season, he has taught me that it’s more efficient to wait so that the tomato plants can be transplanted straight from the module trays to the ground in the polytunnel in late May or June.A few years ago, I got caught out on this front – the plants had outgrown the module trays they were in, but it was too cold to plant them out so I had to transplant them – nearly 70 plants in total – into big pots.This was both time-consuming and expensive (it used lots of pots and lots of compost).There are thankfully, other things to be getting on with to scratch the sowing itch.I have turned on the heated bench in the potting shed, to speed up germination and give the emerging seedlings a little boost.The heated bench is a relatively straightforward affair. It’s a simple wooden frame about 15cm deep, filled with sand and then a heated element is laid in the sand.Once the element is plugged in, the sand heats up. Pots and trays are placed on top of the sand and it gives the seedlings some nice heat from beneath. You can buy plug-in heated propagators that do the same job, but the DIY approach gets you more propagation space for less money.This week, I sowed some lettuce, broad beans, beetroot and kohlrabi in module trays that are now sitting on the sand. All of these will be planted out in the polytunnel in about a month’s time.Broad beans can be sown directly in the soil in March, but I am trying them out this way to see if I get an earlier crop. The kohlrabi will be tender young roots in 10-12 weeks and I generally sow about a dozen at a time.The beetroot should give a late-May crop of young roots. I also sowed some peas in a length of old gutter (see below) for sliding out into the soil in the polytunnel in a few weeks.Last weekend I sowed some spinach, oriental greens and rocket direct in the soil in the polytunnel and am hoping that the longer days and somewhat improved temperatures by day, will help them to germinate and grow.In theory, this is a good time of the year to sow spinach and rocket undercover, since the plants are less inclined to bolt in the offseason.Things to Do This Week: Sow Peas in GuttersPeas can be sown effectively in lengths of old rain-guttering. A length of about 1 to 2m is perfect.Fill the gutter with potting compost and sow the pea seeds 5cm apart running in a zigzag from one side to the other.When the seedlings are 8cm tall dig a trench in the soil about the same depth as the compost in the gutter and simply slide out the contents of the gutter into the trench.Many GIYers grow peas just to eat the growing tips of the young plants which are a delicacy and look great in salads.You can do this pretty much all year round for a consistent supply.Recipe of the week: Gnocchi with Jerusalem artichoke and pickled mushroomWe were thrilled to welcome Derry Clarke from the renowned restaurant, L’Ecrivain to GROW HQ last weekend as the latest visiting chef in our Homegrown series of long table dinners.Derry very much shares HQ’s homegrown, seasonal ethos and talked about his Michelin star more as an exercise in bringing food back to its basic flavours, rather than poshing it up.I like that idea. My favourite course on Sunday night was his second starter which was a celeriac and wild mushroom terrine – it was spectacularly good.His recipe below featured in the GIY book GROW COOK EAT and in his own book Keeping It Simple, and features wild mushrooms and another seasonal favourite, Jerusalem artichoke.This recipe uses wild pickled mushrooms, packed full of strong flavours and serves 8 as a starter. IngredientsArtichokes: By Michael Kelly 400g warm baked-potato flesh, mashed Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 4 tbsp parsley, chopped 100g Parmesan cheese, grated Feb 23rd 2019, 1:00 PM 100g each of girolle mushrooms, trompette mushrooms, ceps and portobello mushrooms Michael Kelly 2 litres milk 2 cloves garlic Short URL Saturday 23 Feb 2019, 1:00 PM 400g flour From the Garden: Learn how to grow peas in an old gutter pipe and to make a delicious gnocchi Michelin star chef, Derry Clarke, with us at Grow HQ recently and he shares our homegrown, seasonal ethos, writes Michael Kelly. 2 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped 1 tbsp Chardonnay vinegar Directions: To prepare the artichokes, peel them and put them in a saucepan with the milk, the thyme and the garlic.Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and simmer until tender, about 25-30 minutes. Remove from the milk and keep warm until you are ready to serve. To make the gnocchi, sift the flour into a large bowl.Add the warm mashed potato, then the eggs, the grated Parmesan and the chopped parsley. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and form into a soft dough.Divide the mixture into quarters and roll each quarter into a cylindrical shape.Divide each cylinder into six pieces. Lightly press a fork into the top of each piece. Cook the gnocchi in batches in salted boiling water for 5 minutes. They are cooked when they rise to the top.They are now ready to serve, or you could brown them on a pan in a little oil for a different texture. Keep them in a warm oven until you are ready to use them.To cook the mushrooms, clean and trim them and sauté them in a pan with the olive oil, chardonnay vinegar and chopped tarragon. Keep warm.To assemble, divide the gnocchi, the artichokes and the mushrooms between eight starter plates and serve. Michael Kelly is an author, broadcaster and founder of GIY.© GIY Ireland 2019 – all rights reserved. 9 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4507515
Belgique : l’OVNI était une supercherieUn Belge a avoué que la photographie d’OVNI qu’il avait pris, il y a plus de 20 ans à Petit-Rechain et qui était depuis devenue célèbre, avait été réalisée à l’aide d’une maquette en polystyrène. La vérité est enfin révélée près de 20 ans après. Mardi, l’auteur de la photographie de l’OVNI prise à Petit-Rechain en Belgique en 1989, a avoué qu’il s’agissait en réalité d’un canular. A l’époque, ce cliché avait suscité un très grand intérêt de la part de scientifiques, “y compris de la Nasa”. Il avait alors fait le tour du monde, faisant autant d’adeptes que de sceptiques. Mais aujourd’hui plus de doute possible, l’OVNI était en vérité un montage, réalisé à l’aide d’une maquette en polystyrène munie de quatre spots. Patrick a confié sur la chaîne belge RTL-TVI l’avoir confectionnée à l’âge de 18 ans “pour s’amuser” avec des collègues. Loin de la théorie du complot et même d’un scénario d’X-Files, Patrick a ajouté : “On l’a fabriquée, on l’a peinte, on l’a suspendue dans le vide et on a pris la photo en soirée”. Une révélation qui peut en décevoir plus d’un. En effet, cette photo est la plus précise réalisée durant les deux années pendant lesquelles les observations d’OVNI ont été rapportées par plusieurs milliers de témoins aux quatre coins de la Belgique. Une “chasse à l’OVNI” avait alors même été organisée depuis l’aéroport de Liège, quelques jours après la diffusion de la photo de Patrick en avril, rapporte l’AFP. Si cette anecdote en fera sourire beaucoup, il ne faut pas oublier que des milliers de personnes disent avoir observé des OVNI. Mais il est vrai aussi que de tels canulars contribuent à alimenter le mystère. “Mon sentiment, c’est qu’il est facile de tromper beaucoup de monde avec une bête maquette” a conclu l’auteur de la photo qui a expliqué qu’il était temps de mettre fin à la supercherie. Le 27 juillet 2011 à 12:51 • Maxime Lambert
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. During this process, the Waxwork team has worked with a ton of fantastic musicians, visionaries and talent such as Trick r’ Treat and Krampus composer Douglass Pipes, Creeper and Sean Yseult who you may know as the bassist of the band White Zombie. And that’s just on the music side of things! Batman ‘66 writer Gabe Soria and Kevin himself lend their writing talents to the first issue, whereas Image Comics own Donny Cates and Raimi Sharkey drip their bloody writing skills into the second issue. But one thing that has to ring true with capturing that classic horror comic feel is the art. Waxwork Comics does an amazing job at bringing the EC Comics feel to their often horrifyingly fun and visceral stories. Christian Dibari, Jonas Scharf and Marty Davis lend their immaculate talents to the first two issues of House of Waxwork and you can really see their love for the horror genre pop right off the pages. Colors by Mike Spicer, Jordan Boyd and Marty Davis make you feel as if you are trapped inside an issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland, pushing the vibrancy of the magazines many Basil Gogos art pieces. Kevin has really pulled together some amazing talent together for this series that will be sure to keep you up at night. Welcome kiddies! Open the crypt door and have a peek inside at one of the most fun and intriguing ways to read horror comics today! Last July I was able to sit down with the head of Waxwork Records, Kevin Bergeron and chat with him about just what really made Waxwork Records tick. In the interview he explained all about the companies new venture called Waxworks Comics, pitting the smaller LP records and comics together once again after decades without the medium. The comic company within the record company started when Kevin and co-owner of Waxwork Suzy went on a business trip together. Kevin randomly blurted out: “Let’s release comics!” The team has always wanted a publishing wing where they could release books or literature of any kind. The idea of pairing the small LP records with the comics was an immediate no-brainer to Kevin, fusing together two of his biggest passions. Music and comic books. Entering The House of Waxwork: An Interview with Kevin Bergeron House of Waxwork Issue 2 just hit my doorstep and I immediately pulled out the old record player and set aside some time to give myself to the music and the issue. It really feels special turning all the devices off and diving into this original world of shock and terror, with a little tongue and cheek on the side. The first story Nowhere Wolf is a tale of the traveling carnie that has a few tricks up his sleeve, or does he? The second entitled; The Time Capsule pushes a town full of folks into infected zombie wasteland of terror and asks the important question, is killing a loved one okay in these dire times of survival?So much fun is to be had rocking out to the sweet sounds of terror and diving into some original tales of horror. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on House of Waxwork Issue 2 available now only at Waxworkrecords.com. Stay on target
When kayaker Joseph Grudger, 19, rode down a 60-foot waterfall in Gifford Pinchot National Forest late Wednesday morning, the splashy, rolling fun turned to pain. He’d injured himself, possibly his back.Two fellow kayakers came to help, said Chief Ben Peeler with North Country Emergency Medical Service, based in Yacolt.“They got him out of the kayak and laid him down on the shoreline,” Peeler said.With no cellphone coverage there, one friend drove to an area to make a 911 call; the other stayed with Grudger.The call came in to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office about 11 a.m., said 911 dispatcher and assistant spokeswoman Jacqueline Garrity.The friends were in a remote area, in the Lower Falls region of the North Fork of the Lewis River, 30 miles east of Cougar.Sheriff’s deputies were called to help, as were members of Skamania County Fire District 6, North Country EMS and its all-volunteer Volcano Rescue Team.‘High-angle’ rescueGrudger was “conscious and alert through the whole thing” and talking, Peeler said. Rescuers fastened him in a rescue basket.The team, trained and equipped to use rope systems, set up one system to hoist the basket about 15 feet vertically to the top of a ledge, an operation called a “high-angle” rescue. The hoisters themselves were fastened to a rope system uphill, Peeler said.
Weather Eye Rainfree days to continue but temps may dropWeather Eye Rainfree days to continue but temps may drop
It keeps going on and on and on — the wonderful autumn weather overhead. No end in sight of our sunny and rainless days. Yes, some days with more low clouds and fog on the horizon, but still dry.Some forecast models are hinting at rain as the month of November rolls in but aside from that not much change. It was in the lower 70s Monday afternoon thanks again to downslope easterly winds. One change possible a week from now is we could get east winds as cold air slides off to the east of us. Then we would have colder east winds fanning across the area. If it was a couple of months from now we may be feeling Arctic air. More winterlike.The white mantle of snow on both Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood is melting away, quickly retreating up the slopes. We will have to reload the snowpack come November when the weather pattern changes. If long-range charts are correct we could get some good rain and mountain snows the first half of November, but that of course is way out there. But we all know the weather will change so soak up the rays while you can.I have been asked by a few snowboarders if we will have some good snows in the Cascades this winter. I think so; skiing for Thanksgiving is on the agenda. We’ll see what some experts have to say about it Saturday at OMSI.At my weather station in Salmon Creek I have only had measurable rainfall on seven days this month, with the bulk of it falling Oct. 2 and 8. That means 14 dry days as of Monday and if we make it through Halloween it will go in the record books with 24 rainless days. Not bad for October.
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has named Byron Jacobus of Water & Air Works the 2014 Ambassador of the Year, the chamber said Thursday.Jacobus received the honor from the chamber’s ambassador team. The “Red Coat” ambassador team promotes the business community, including attending ribbon-cutting and networking events.“Getting the vote from so many people whom I respect and have been working alongside all these years makes this one of my proudest accomplishments,” Jacobus said in a news release. “I’m humbled and appreciative.”In 2015, Jacobus will “play a large role” in the chamber’s promotional efforts, according to the news release.
Uber can resume selfdriving car tests in PennsylvaniaUber can resume selfdriving car tests in Pennsylvania
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An infant was found dead Sunday morning in the village of Aniak, reportedly after sleeping on the couch with her mother.An Alaska State trooper report said officers, volunteer fire and EMS crews responded to a home after a report that the infant wasn’t breathing. They tried resuscitate the girl but were unsuccessful. The 5-month-old was transported to a clinic where she was pronounced dead about an hour later.Troopers said it appears the mother fell asleep with the child on the couch around 2:30 am. A relative stopped by the house after 7 and woke the mother, who discovered her child was not breathing.Last month in Emmonak a one-year-old girl died in similar circumstances. A trooper report said that baby stopped breathing after sleeping on the couch with her father, who had been drinking that night.Experts say bed sharing, especially on sofas or couches, raises the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, often by the larger person accidentally suffocating the child during the night.
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© 2014 Phys.org , Nature Genetics Two years after the sequencing of the genome of one variety of tomato, scientists have sequenced the genomes of 360 tomato varieties. By analyzing the relationships among these genomes, Sanwen Huang of the Institute of Vegetables and Flowers at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and his colleagues have reconstructed the genetic history of the tomato, from its origins as a pea-sized wild plant growing in South America’s Andes region to the many varieties found worldwide today. The research appears in Nature. More information: Nature Genetics (2014) DOI: 10.1038/ng.3117 Explore further Journal information: Nature Citation: Researchers uncover tomato’s genetic history (2014, October 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-uncover-tomato-genetic-history.html Wild tomato species focus of antioxidant study The tomato is the world’s leading vegetable crop. In 2012, global harvests yielded more than 162 million tons of tomatoes, worth more than 55 billion dollars. Understanding how the tomato’s genetic profile affects its taste, size and hardiness could increase consumer satisfaction while making the tomato industry even more profitable. That same year, Huang was part of a team of researchers who sequenced the genome of the Heinz 1706 variety of tomato, a processing tomato used to make ketchup. Huang and his current team knew that to improve breeding processes, scientists must understand the genetic profiles of the many different tomato varieties that exist today and the relationships between them. The researchers wanted to learn how the tomato genome has changed since the fruit was first domesticated, and then transported around the globe and bred for commercial purposes. They sequenced the genomes of 333 varieties of red tomato, 10 varieties of wild tomato and 17 modern commercial hybrids. They studied the change in the tomato’s size over time and found that the increase in tomato size since its domestication had involved a two-step process. At first, selection for size, the primary purpose of tomato breeding, resulted in the creation of cherry tomatoes. Big-fruited tomatoes appeared later.Huang’s team was able to identify the genetic differences between processing tomatoes and big-fruited tomatoes, which consumers eat fresh. Processing tomatoes are hardier, with more soluble fruit content and lycopene content, than big-fruited tomatoes. The researchers found the genetic signature for the processing tomato, with the genes responsible for its phenotype located on chromosome 5.They also located the gene that makes some tomatoes pink on chromosome 1. While globally, red-fruited tomatoes are most popular, pink-fruited tomatoes are very popular in China and Japan.Despite the wide variation in tomato phenotypes that exist today, Huang and his colleagues found that there is, in fact, very little genetic variation among the modern tomato varieties. Human selection has fixed a large proportion of the tomato genome. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.