Podcast: Tricky Tumors, the Sun’s Siblings, and Clues to Your Birthday in Your Blood

first_imgCan your blood tell scientists how old you are? How do brain tumors thwart cancer drugs? And can the sun’s siblings be found? Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science Podcast host Robert Frederick. Listen to the ScienceNOW podcast.(or listen to the full Science podcast.)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Listen to more podcasts.last_img read more

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Marino: ‘Atalanta have no alternatives’

first_imgAtalanta director Umberto Marino admits they “have to win and there are no alternatives” against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. It kicks off at 20.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. “We know that we have to win and there are no alternatives. We want to continue the journey and believe to the last day,” the director told Sky Sport Italia. “We’re ready to take on Dinamo Zagreb, we’ve got our minds and our muscles on the job, so we’ll see what happens.” Gian Piero Gasperini had so far tended to leave Luis Muriel on the bench in Duvan Zapata’s absence, but the Colombian starts this evening with Alejandro Gomez, leaving Josip Ilicic on the touchline. “We’ve got great faith in Muriel and our captain Papu Gomez really cares about the competition, we have Ilicic ready to come on. Our lads really believe in themselves.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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SPORT-DALMIYA-BINDRA 2 LAST

first_imgMeanwhile, M P Pandove, Secretary General, Punjab Cricket Meanwhile, M P Pandove, Secretary General, Punjab Cricket Association, also condoled Dalmiyas demise. Pandove fondly recalled his long association with Dalmiya. He said that he enjoyed a very cordial working relationship with Dalmiya for a very long time in BCCI. Pandove further said that Dalmiya would be remembered for the financial turnaround in the BCCI. He stated that the members of the PCA join him in conveying their heartfelt condolences to the family of Dalmiya. PTI SUN AKA FK FKlast_img read more

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Brazil ease into last 16 with win over Serbia

first_imgSHARE COMMENT sport SHARE SHARE EMAIL Brazil players during the national anthem before the match against Serbia in Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia, June 27, 2018.   –  REUTERS Brazil comfortably reached the World Cup last 16 after Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored in each half to give them a 2-0 win over Serbia who were eliminated on Wednesday. The five-times world champions finished top of Group E with seven points and will face Mexico in the second round. Serbia ended in third place with three points. Paulinho broke the deadlock in the 36th minute when he timed his run perfectly to reach Philippe Coutinho’s lofted through pass and flick the ball over goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.Serbia forward Aleksandar Mitrovic had two excellent chances to equalise with close-range headers in the second half before Brazil defender Thiago Silva sealed the game with a near-post header from a corner in the 68th minute. Switzerland qualifiesIn the group’s other match, Switzerland made sure of a place in the last 16 of the World Cup but had to survive some anxious moments in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Costa Rica before finishing second behind Brazil in Group E.The Swiss will meet Sweden in St Petersburg on Tuesday after Blerim Dzemaili opened the scoring with a close-in blast in the 31st minute but only after Costa Rica had twice struck the woodwork in the opening 10 minutes.Already eliminated, Costa Rica finally got their first goal of the tournament when centre back Kendall Waston headed home a 56th minute corner.But the Swiss went back in front through Josip Drmic two minutes from time, only to give away a stoppage time penalty from which Bryan Ruiz hit the crossbar before the ball struck the back of goalkeeper Yann Sommer for an equaliser. ×center_img June 28, 2018 football Published on COMMENTS Brazil players during the national anthem before the match against Serbia in Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia, June 27, 2018.   –  REUTERSlast_img read more

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Photos – The Hannah Teter Story

first_imgAdvertisementHannah Teter (born January 27, 1987) is an American snowboarder.She is an Olympic champion, having won the gold medal in halfpipe at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy and silver at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.She also won bronze at the 2005 FIS World Championships at Whistler, British Columbia, and has six World Cup victories in her career.In January 2010, Teter was named to the US Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.She won the silver medal in women’s halfpipe at the Vancouver Games.Teter came in fourth at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.In 2010, Teter was also one of four American athletes chosen to model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in a section devoted to Winter Olympians.Teter is also noted for her charitable work, including founding her own organization called Hannah’s Gold.She is also a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics.Teter became vegetarian after watching the film Earthlings, and credits her plant-based diet as taking her to a “whole other level” as an athlete.Image Courtesy – Hannah Teter (Instagram)Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hants County Traffic Advisory

first_img -30- Local Area Office: 902-424-2218 Fax: 902-424-7116 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 1 – St. Croix Interchange Trunk 1 at the St. Croix interchange will have traffic delays of up to 15 minutes on Thursday, Nov. 2, to install girders. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to dusk.last_img

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Minister Extends Condolences to Friends Family of Willena Jones

first_imgAfrican Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Percy Paris extended his condolences to friends and family of Willena Jones, who passed away the morning of Monday, Feb. 22, in Truro. “Willena Jones was a community leader and matriarch,” said Mr. Paris. “She was an educator, a mother, a respected elder and the first woman of African descent to teach school in Truro.” Mrs. Jones was also one of the six Leading Ladies honoured this year for African Heritage Month. “She made outstanding contributions to the youth of our community and will be greatly missed,” said Mr. Paris.last_img read more

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Fodder scam Lalu Yadav granted bail in Deoghar Treasury case

first_imgRanchi: The Jharkhand High Court Friday granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in a fodder scam case, but the former Bihar chief minister will remain in jail as he is also serving sentence in two other related cases. Justice Apresh Kumar Singh granted Yadav’s bail plea in the case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury on the ground that he has served half of his prison term of three-and-a-half years. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Yadav was convicted in four fodder scam cases pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Deoghar, Dumka and Chaibasa treasuries in Jharkhand. He was convicted in two cases for fraudulent withdrawals from the Chaibasa Treasury. Besides the Deoghar Treasury case, he has secured bail in one of the Chaibasa cases. The RJD chief is also facing a fifth fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Doranda Treasury. Yadav has been in a prison here since December 2017 and is now under treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in the city.last_img read more

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Asian film fest takes up the sword — and the teacup Projections

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Reel Asian: One can only hope that President Trump’s recent reference to Japan as “a country of samurai warriors” was a subtle indication of his deep appreciation for movies full of thrilling swordfights between tough guys in robes and top knots. In any case, a fine example of this noble genre is among the offerings at this year’s Reel Asian International Film Festival. Presenting a wide array of new features, shorts and docs by filmmakers working in Asia and throughout the Asian diaspora, the festival runs to Nov. 18 venues downtown and in North York. Devotees of samurai cinema can savour the Toronto premiere of Blade of the Immortal, the mayhem-filled 100th feature by the ultra-prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike — it screens Nov. 16 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. If you’re looking for more swordplay, the Chinese thriller Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield offers a comparably kinetic display of sharp pieces of steel on Nov. 11 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.READ MORE Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Takuya Kimura in Blade of the Immortal. (SYSTEM / SUPPLIED PHOTO) Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Release of new IMAX film Tiny Giants 3D – The holidays at

first_img Facebook MONTRÉAL, Dec. 26, 2017  – The Montréal Science Centre has a brilliant idea for families during the holidays. From December 22 to January 8, only $20 per adult and $13.50 per child buys the full IMAX experience with the film Tiny Giants 3D as well as admission to the permanent exhibitions and the new exhibition Indigenous Ingenuity,where visitors explore how Indigenous knowledge continues to shape our world today. Tiny giants. Big adventure.Created and distributed by BBC Earth, the film Tiny Giants 3D is the immersive tale of the massive adventures of a small chipmunk and a young mouse in the hostile environments of North America’s wild woodlands and the arid Arizonadesert.Let your children see things through the eyes of these minuscule creatures and discover just how dogged they must be to tackle challenges of giant proportions. Follow them as they confront gigantic predators and learn how their ingenuity not only keeps them alive but also helps them master their environment. Crystal-clear images reveal with breathtaking intensity the courage and skill of these small animals in their epic mission to survive. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement To learn more about the exhibitions on offer at the Montréal Science Centre, go to http://www.montrealsciencecentre.com/exhibitionsAbout the Montréal Science CentreWith over 700,000 visitors annually, the Montréal Science Centre is a complex dedicated to science and technology. It is known for its very accessible, interactive approach and its focus on innovation and local talent. Advertisement Advertisement For more on Tiny Giants 3D, see http://www.montrealsciencecentre.com/imax-film/tiny-giants-3dA day of family fun and learning during the holidays:$20 per adult and $13.50 per child for a full day of activitiesAdmission to the IMAX film Tiny Giants 3D, a tale of two little rodents and the challenges they face in natureAdmission to the new exhibition Indigenous Ingenuity, where visitors experience the innovations and wealth of scientific knowledge of Indigenous peoples, from igloo building to harpoon fishingAdmission to renowned permanent exhibitions includingHumanFabrik – Creativity FactoryScience 26Clic! The Zone for Curious Young MindsThe Windmills of the Imagination Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Average airfares stay 1015 high more on nonmetro routes

first_imgNew Delhi: Airfares on domestic routes, especially those connecting non-metro cities, remain high with suspension of Jet Airways flights. The average ticket prices have gone up in the range of 10-15 per cent across various sectors even as airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo have mounted additional capacity. “The average fare level is higher… in the range of 10-15 per cent,” an Air India executive said. Ankur Bhatia, executive director at diversified travel and hospitality major Bird Group, said that the airfares had risen more in case of short-haul routes such as Delhi-Dehradun on long weekends. But with induction of capacity, the fare is returning to normal level, he said. “In coming weeks, once additional capacity is brought by SpiceJet and Air India, the fare levels would come down further,” Bhatia added. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFaced with severe liquidity crisis, Jet Airways this week suspended its entire operations causing massive reduction of capacity. “Since no emergency funding from the lenders or any other source is forthcoming, the airline will not be able to pay for fuel orother critical services to keep the operations going. Consequently, with immediate effect, Jet Airways is compelled to cancel all its international and domestic flights,” the airline had said in an official statement on April 17. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSharat Dhall, COO (B2C), Yatra.com, said that with Jet Airways discontinuing service temporarily, the Indian civil aviation industry has taken a big blow as Jet has been a carrier with a large fleet and the preferred choice for many travellers over many years. “Additionally, with the timing coinciding with the peak summer travel period, demand is likely to be high across all sectors. However, we have confidence that the industry will be able to take on this increased demand with other carriers inducting more aircrafts which should help rationalize airfares which are on the higher side, particularly for last minute travel,” he said. Low-cost carrier SpiceJet is expected to take 30 of the Jet Airways’ grounded aircraft on lease and deploy them on domestic sectors in coming weeks.last_img read more

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UNP takes the Trincomalee District at the polls

Eelam People’s Democratic Party5810.32%0 United People’s Party880.05%0 Akila Ilankai Thamil Congress1,1440.63%0 Akhila Ilankai Tamil Mahasabha2110.12%0 * Including a bonus seat. Independent Group 066,4763.59%0 REGISTERED NO OF ELECTORS256,852 Independent Group 032200.12%0 REJECTED VOTES10,5425.52% Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi45,89425.44%1 Democratic Party2790.15%0 Frontline Socialist Party2430.13%0 Independent Group 02800.04%0 PARTY/GROUP NAMEVOTES OBTAINEDPERCENTAGENO OF MEMBERS United People’s Freedom Alliance38,46321.32%1 TOTAL POLLED190,93874.34% The United National Party (UNP) has secured the most number of votes in the Trincomalee District, according to the final district results released by the Department of Elections.The UNP has got 83,638 votes in the Trincomalee District and secured 2 seats while the Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) has got 45,894 votes and 1 seat and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) 38,463 votes and 1 seat. Independent Group 01440.02%0 United National Party83,63846.36%2* Sri Lanka National Force180.01%0 United Peace Front170.01%0 TOTAL VALID VOTES180,39694.48% Nawa Sihala Urumaya90.00%0 People’s Liberation Front2,5561.42%0 Independent Group 05190.01%0 Jana Setha Peramuna240.01%0 Independent Group 04120.01%0 Tamil United Liberation Front3800.21%0 read more

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One person injured families evacuated after trailer park fire

One person was hurt and four families displaced after an early morning fire at a trailer park near Aberfoyle, Ont.Four mobile homes were damaged in the blaze that broke out shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Wellington Rd. 34.Police say one person has been taken to hospital with minor injuries.Ontario Provincial Police and Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services are currently investigating the cause of the fire. Damages are not known at this time. Wellington County Victim Services are helping the families find alternative accommodations. Anyone with any information about the fire is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. read more

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Annan urges parties in DR of Congo to work toward genuine peace

While the all-inclusive power-sharing agreement signed last December was an important step towards national reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the parties have yet to take steps to implement the accord and instead remain engaged in military confrontations, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.In his latest report to the Security Council on the work of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), Mr. Annan underscores that the prompt inauguration of the transitional Government will be critical in order to maintain the momentum created by the signing in Pretoria of the so-called All-Inclusive Agreement.Mr. Annan appeals to the accord’s signatories to respond positively to the aspirations of the “war-weary” people of the DRC and to show the necessary statesmanship to “embark on the long but critical road towards genuine national reconciliation and peace.”The report also highlights two issues that will be vitally important during the forthcoming phase of the peace process, the first of which is that the DRC’s territorial integrity must be respected. “I am concerned by the widespread suspicions of continuing political and military involvement in the eastern DRC, including by neighbouring States,” he says.Despite the declared withdrawal of most military forces, accompanied by initial steps toward disarmament and demobilization, the military situation on the ground – particularly in the Ituri region and the Kivus – continues to be volatile, according to the report. Mr. Annan notes that security concerns have hampered MONUC’s verification work and calls on all those with influence on the authorities and armed forces that control those areas to press them to allow the Mission unimpeded access, and to address regional issues through diplomacy, not “hostilities conducted by proxies in Congolese territory.”The other critical element for success of the peace process is the establishment of the Ituri Pacification Commission, particularly since the potentially explosive nature of the political and military situation in the northeast – as well as the possibility that outside forces might be drawn in – are sources of major concern.”The importance of a political solution to underpin any military disengagement and ceasefire is key,” Mr. Annan says, urging all parties and States involved to engage constructively in establishing the Commission without delay, and to cooperate with MONUC’s peace-making activities. read more

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US mines complete safest year ever

first_img2009 was the safest year ever for American miners, according to official figures released this week by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Both coal mines and metal/non-metal mines recorded the fewest fatalities in the history of American mining in 2009. Total mine fatalities fell below the previous record set in 2008, and nearly 85% of all US mines completed the year with no lost-time injuries.“We’re gratified by this achievement because it confirms that safety is a core value at US mines with the use of advances in technology, risk analysis, enhanced training and a heightened emphasis on safety awareness,” said National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn. “Our work, however, continues as we strive to reach our ultimate goal of zero injuries in America’s mines.”The figures show 34 fatalities for all US mining in 2009, 18 fewer than 2008. The 18 coal mine fatalities recorded last year were the fewest ever for US coal mines, and the 16 fatalities in mineral mining in 2009 were also a record low for that sector.US mining has invested more than $850 million over the last four years to improve mine safety and to implement the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act and the recommendations of the independent Mine Safety Technology and Training Commission, which was set up by NMA in 2006. During 2009, NMA launched a series of safety initiatives to reduce accidents by targeting three high-incident environments: proximity to mobile underground equipment, slips and falls and vehicle safety. Training and awareness materials developed by NMA and its members were widely distributed throughout operations in the US.Industry observers also noted the sustained, decade-long trend in year-over-year reductions in the rate of lost-time injuries, i.e., reported injuries per 200,000 hours worked. “The steady decline in lost-time injuries that began in 2000 underscores that heightened vigilance, advances in safety technologies and new training techniques are paying important dividends,” Quinn concluded.last_img read more

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This Link Between Worlds Figma Has All the Items

first_imgStay on target The Best Wonder Wharf Prizes for Bob’s Burgers FansOpen The Nick Box from CultureFly, Get Amazing Hat The Legend of Zelda has been all about items ever since the first game, but toy manufacturers haven’t been as generous with Link in action figure form as dungeons consistently are for him in sprite and polygon forms. Even Max Factory didn’t give him much beyond the Master Sword and Hylian shield for the Skyward Sword Figma. Well, it’s turned around and given Link all of the adventuring tools he needs in his Link Between Worlds form if you get the Deluxe version.The deluxe Link Between Worlds Figma is about $15 more than the regular version (which is about as well-equipped as the Skyward Sword Figma), and that $15 makes all the difference. This deluxe Link is rolling in items. Yeah, he has the Master Sword (no scabbard this time) and the Hylian shield, but that’s just the start.For dungeon exploring tools, the deluxe Link has the Tornado Rod with a removable green plastic disc to give the impression if it is spinning and lifting him into the air. He also has the Hookshot, with both retracted and extended heads (the extended head is a straight piece of plastic molded like a chain). Link also gets a bomb, with a hole in the bottom that fits into a special pegged hand, to let you pose Link holding or throwing it. Link also wears the Power Bracelet, and while it’s on by default you can remove it.There are some great non-item accessories in the box, as well. You get a pot (not breakable, but the bomb can fit inside), a green Rupee with a stand to let it float upright, and a baby Maiamai. Finally, because this is Link Between Worlds Link, after all, you get a flat plastic painted Link standee, as if he was merged into the wall.Link Between Worlds‘ Link is much more old-school in design than the Skyward Sword Link, with shoulder-length brown hair reminiscent of the first two Zelda games’ box art. He doesn’t have an undershirt, and his tunic isn’t trimmed, so he looks a bit simpler. He’s just as poseable, though, with a clear adjustable stand that can hold him in mid-leap (which is one of my favorite parts of Figmas).Like most Japanese figures aimed at collectors, the Link Between Worlds deluxe Link Figma is pretty expensive. I picked him up for $55 at New York Comic-Con from Good Smile’s booth, and you can find him for about that much or a bit more online (he’s $70 at GameStop, $56 on Big Bad Toy Store). Just make sure you get the deluxe version and not the regular one. Otherwise, you’ll miss out on all the cool stuff he comes with.last_img read more

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Search for the missing continues in tornadoes aftermath

first_imgTUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Where is Johnnie Brown’s sister? More than week after tornadoes ripped neighborhoods to shreds across the South, there still are no answers.It’s unclear how many people are missing across the seven states where 329 deaths have been reported. There are 25 unaccounted for in Tuscaloosa alone, the mayor says, but that number could be off because of the chaos the storm left behind. Cadaver dog teams across the region are scouring the debris to uncover whatever tragedies may remain, and even bad news would be comforting to anguished families.Tracy Sargent’s dog team took just minutes to do what humans searching for hours could not: Locate the body of a University of Alabama student in a maze of twisted trees and debris. The young man’s father was there when the body was found in Tuscaloosa this week.“(The father) went over there and bent over and touched his son and started talking to him,” Sargent said. “And he hugged him, started crying, and told him that he loved him and that he would miss him.”last_img read more

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called Rep Omar over Trump tweet

first_img Share your voice Jack Dorsey Twitter Donald Trump Tech Industry Politics Rep. Ilhan Omar spoke with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday to discuss the death threats against her that arose after President Donald Trump shared a video of her comments. Getty Images Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday to discuss the social network’s decision to allow a tweet by President Donald Trump that led to a flood of tweets threatening the life of the Muslim congresswoman.The call focused on a tweet Trump shared earlier this month that included a video that purported to show Omar being dismissive of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The video coupled out-of-context comments she made during a recent speech in which she said “some people did something” with images of the hijacked airplanes striking the World Trade Center.When Omar asked Dorsey during the call why Twitter didn’t remove Trump’s tweet, Dorsey told her Trump’s tweet didn’t violate the company’s rules, sources told The Washington Post, which previously reported the conversation. Dorsey also pointed out that the tweet had been shared beyond the site but conceded that Twitter needed to do a better job of removing hate and harassing content from the site, the Post reported.A Twitter spokesperson on Thursday confirmed the conversation between Dorsey and Omar, which occurred the same day that Dorsey and Trump had an Oval Office meeting. “During their conversation, [Dorsey] emphasized that death threats, incitement to violence, and hateful conduct are not allowed on Twitter,” the spokesperson said. “We’ve significantly invested in technology to proactively surface this type of content and will continue to focus on reducing the burden on the individual being targeted. Our team has also consistently been in touch with Rep. Omar’s office.” Twitter came under increased scrutiny earlier this month after Omar said that tweets threatening her life have increased since Trump shared the video. Twitter typically removes tweets that violate its terms of service when they’re reported, but a source familiar with the matter said the social media platform temporarily left the tweets up to aid potential law enforcement investigation of them.Some considered Omar’s “some people did something” comment to be disrespectful or flippant language to describe the terrorist attacks. But Omar’s comment quoted in the tweet actually came from a speech before the Council on American-Islamic Relations in which she was defending the rights of Muslim Americans. With nearly 60 million followers, Trump is among Twitter’s most followed users, and his tweets can be controversial. Twitter has faced calls to boot Trump off the platform over allegations that he’s spreading hate speech or inciting violence. The social network takes into consideration the newsworthiness of Trump’s tweets.Omar couldn’t immediately be reached for comment, and the White House didn’t respond to an earlier request for comment on the tweet. 0 Post a comment Review • Adobe Post review: Adobe Post for iPhone pretties up your pontifications Adobe Post Tagslast_img read more

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