Des icebergs tractés depuis le Groenland pour avoir de l’eau douceL’ingénieur français Georges Mougin a le projet fou d’aller chercher des icebergs au Groenland et les amener jusqu’à nous. Son objectif ? Acquérir de cette manière de nouvelles sources d’eau douce à proximité. L’émission Thalassa raconte son histoire ce soir. Georges Mougin avait déjà fait part le mois dernier de son projet insensé, qu’il porte depuis trente-cinq ans et qui devrait aboutir au printemps 2012 : tracter un iceberg de pas moins de 7 millions de tonnes du Groenland aux Canaries afin de fournir de l’eau potable et une climatisation d’un nouveau genre (voir notre article). Ce soir, l’émission Thalassa présentera les coulisses de ce défi incroyable dans un documentaire intitulé “Rêve de glace”. Réalisé par Jean-Michel Corillion, il sera diffusé sur France 3 à 20h40.Voir des extraits de l’émission (lien non disponible) sur le site de la chaîne. Le 4 mars 2011 à 15:49 • Emmanuel Perrin
Iran : tests réussis pour les nouveaux engins spatiauxHier, l’Iran a annoncé avoir testé avec succès un nouveau lanceur et une nouvelle capsule spatiale. Le prochain objectif sera d’envoyer un singe dans l’espace. L’Iran se lance peu à peu dans un important programme spatial. Mercredi, la présidence iranienne a annoncé que “la République islamique d’Iran a lancé avec succès la première capsule de vie iranienne dans l’espace en utilisant la fusée Kavoshgar-4”, rapporte l’AFP citant l’IRNA. Ce lanceur a également été conçu pour transporter des charges. L’Agence spatiale iranienne indique que les transmissions de données et d’images avec la Terre ont parfaitement fonctionné.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESACe lancement fait suite à celui de 2009 au cours duquel la fusée Safir-2 en 2009 avait mis en orbite un satellite. En 2010, un vaisseau Kavoshgar-3 avait également emmené à son bord un rat et des tortues. Téhéran indique vouloir prochainement envoyer un singe dans l’espace à bord d’une fusée similaire. Pour les responsables du programme, il s’agit “de la première étape menant à l’envoi d’un homme dans l’espace” prévu pour 2020. Mais l’Iran ne s’arrête pas là, prévoyant également la mise en orbite de plusieurs satellites, notamment pour l’observation et les télécommunications. Le Kavoshgar-4 devra mettre en place des appareils à basse altitude (150 km), le Safir-B1 pourra placer un satellite de 50 kg à une orbite allant de 300 à 450 km d’altitude, quant au Simorgh, il aura pour mission de mettre en orbite un satellite de 100 kg à 500 km de la Terre. Si le calendrier est respecté, ces engins devraient être lancés dans les 12 prochains mois. Un satellite de télécommunication devrait, quant à lui, être placé en orbite, à 35 000 km du sol, d’ici cinq ans. L’ambitieux programme spatial iranien inquiètent les pays occidentaux qui craignent que le pays développe une technologie capable de transporter des têtes nucléaires. Déjà en 2009 et en 2010, les Etats-Unis avaient indiqué que l’Iran faisait de la “provocation” et les Européens s’étaient dits “préoccupés”. Téhéran dément, indiquant clairement que le développement des programmes nucléaire et spatial n’est pas d’ordre militaire.Le 18 mars 2011 à 16:22 • Maxime Lambert
Chez les abeilles, comme chez l’homme, les hormones influent sur la personnalitéPubliant leur étude dans Science, des chercheurs américains ont montré que dans le cerveau des abeilles, tout comme dans celui des vertébrés, l’action de certaines molécules secrétées par l’organisme influe sur le comportement individuel, rendant ainsi les abeilles exploratrices plus intrépides que les butineuses.Ouvrières, butineuses, exploratrices… : dans la société des abeilles, chacune a un rôle prédéfini, pense-t-on communément. Erreur ! Selon une équipe de chercheurs de l’Université de l’Illinois dirigée par Gene Robinson, il existe, dans une certaine mesure, des différences entre individus au sein de la ruche, prédisposant certains à devenir des exploratrices, chargées notamment de repérer les sources de nourriture.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Un fait qui s’exprime surtout au moment où, dans une ruche surpeuplée, une partie de la population va chercher un nouveau site pour s’installer. Dans l’essaim ainsi formé, les chercheurs ont observé que 5% des abeilles étaient particulièrement aventureuses et pleines d’initiative dans cette recherche d’habitat, et conservaient ce ‘trait de caractère’ même une fois l’essaim installé dans une nouvelle ruche. Celles-ci avaient 3,4 fois plus de chance de rester des exploratrices (éclaireuses repérant les sources alimentaires) que les autres individus, qui auront plutôt un rôle de butineuses.En cause : les mêmes molécules qui influent sur la personnalité des vertébrés, molécules agissant sur le cerveau et dont les chercheurs ont détecté (génétiquement) la fabrication dans l’organisme des abeilles exploratrices. Ils ont ainsi pu confirmer expérimentalement les effets : l’adrénaline, la noradrénaline et la dopamine, bien connues des amateurs de sports extrêmes, et le glutamate, un neurotransmetteur excitateur. Exposée à de la noradrénaline, une butineuse voit ses chances de devenir exploratrice augmenter de 37%, et de 73% avec du glutamate ! Des résultats qui montrent l’importance des hormones dans la personnalité des abeilles… Le 17 mars 2012 à 15:13 • Maxime Lambert
iPhone : comment utiliser des notifications “Push” sur Sparrow ?Disponible sur iPhone depuis quelques jours, l’application Sparrow ne dispose pas de la possibilité d’intégrer des notifications “Push”. Mais une astuce existe…Très populaire, le client mail Sparrow a débarqué sur iPhone il y a quelques jours. Et le succès a été immédiat, avec 60.000 téléchargements en France de l’application vendue 2,39 euros, prenant dans le même temps la deuxième place des applis les plus vendues aux États-Unis. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Problème, explique Reviewer.fr, Apple a gardé des restrictions sur Sparrow, et notamment l’impossibilité de prévenir de l’arrivée de nouveaux messages par une notification “Push”.Il est pourtant possible de contourner cette interdiction, si vous possédez un smartphone jailbreaké, et ceci grâce à un simple tweak Cydia. Intitulé “Sparrow Push”, il est disponible gratuitement au téléchargement, et ne nécessite rien en matière de configuration de l’iPhone, si ce n’est un petit tour dans le menu “Réglages”. Le 21 mars 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambert
Encens : attention aux particules toxiques pour les poumonsSelon une récente étude américaine, l’encens émettrait des particules toxiques capables de provoquer des inflammations pulmonaires en cas d’utilisation excessive. Mieux vaudrait donc l’utiliser avec modération.L’encens est extrêmement utilisé en Asie pour les rites religieux. En Occident, ces bâtonnets sont utilisés à moins grande échelle pour camoufler les mauvaises odeurs ou pour parfumer son intérieur. Toutefois, selon une nouvelle étude américaine, l’encens doit être utilisé avec modération notamment dans les espaces clos. En effet, l’article publié dans la revue Science of The Total Environment indique que l’encens, lorsqu’il est brûlé, libère des particules particulièrement polluantes telles que le monoxyde de carbone, le dioxyde de souffre ou encore les oxydes d’azote. Or, les chercheurs de l’université de Caroline du Nord estiment que ces particules sont dangereuses pour les poumons et qu’elles sont susceptibles de provoquer des inflammations. Autant de risques qui devraient amener à réduire leur utilisation.Les chercheurs sont arrivés à cette conclusion après avoir testé les deux types d’encens les plus utilisés dans les Émirats Arabes Unis (Oudh et Bahkoor). Après une combustion de trois heures dans un laboratoire d’une surface équivalente à celle d’un salon d’intérieur, les cellules pulmonaires qui avaient été exposées à la fumée ont présenté des réactions inflammatoires similaires à celles observées avec de la fumée de cigarette.Un risque déjà connu À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Toutefois, c’est loin d’être la première fois que ces risques sont pointés du doigt. Toute combustion telle que celle d’une allumette, d’un barbecue ou d’une cheminée dégage d’ailleurs dans l’air des particules nocives pour la santé appelées hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAP). Si l’encens n’implique qu’une petite combustion, le tout serait donc ne pas abuser des bâtonnets. De son côté, l’Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Environnement et du Travail (Afsset) qui travaille sur les polluants de l’air intérieur rappelle de bien aérer son intérieur pour limiter les concentrations de ces substances. Si la fumée s’en ira, le parfum lui restera. Il est également conseillé de choisir de l’encens de bonne qualité composé d’ingrédients naturels et de se limiter à un bâtonnet voire deux par jour. Le 7 août 2013 à 10:56 • Maxime Lambert
When the official Rogue One trailer aired during the Olympics, you could hear the voices of Star Wars fans all over the world saying “Holy sh*t!” for roughly two minutes. Well, some of us did, others kept it PG but you get my point.Many of us played the trailer over and over, looking for clues, hints, new images, and any other bit of information that would help us learn more about the first Star Wars film ever to not be part of the Star Wars saga as we know it. This is new territory and people are all about exploring every inch.So when a new Japan-friendly trailer drops and reveals information that wasn’t in the official trailer, it’s news, baby!If you don’t want to know more, I suggest you stop here.Right there at the :24 mark, that’s new. Up until now, we’ve known that Jyn Erso has a father who’s made a scientific breakthrough of epic proportions and that the Empire has found a way to use it. We also know that Mads Mikkelson is playing Jyn’s father Galen. But the news that Galen is the one who sent the encoded transmission Mon Mothma and the rebels intercepted is, well, new.That opens up all sorts of interesting questions just ripe for speculation. Has Jyn been recruited because of her father? Are they expecting her to find him and discover more about this weapon test? Was she part of the rebellion prior to this? The change in music along with the additional dialogue by Saw Gerrera also paints something more universally understood –– the spectre of the Empire’s growing galactic takeover and what happens to people when they face those situations.Of the two, I think I like this international trailer better. Plus, the film’s title card looks amazing in Japanese. <>
Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Stay on target Cats are nearly perfect creatures (aside from dogs, of course) but kittens are even better. And cuddling with kittens is one of the most amazing things in the world. So it makes sense cosmetics brand Felissimo Nekobu creates makeup and beauty products meant to evoke feelings of cuddling and kissing cats. Adorable!Felissimo’s latest item is a lip gloss that adds color and shine as well as the feeling that you’ve just given a kitten’s nose a big old smooch. If that isn’t the cutest idea in the world, I don’t know what’s cute anymore.The special “Neko no hana ni kisu shita mitai – hinyari ohana” lip gloss, which roughly translated via RocketNews24 means “It’s like I’ve just kissed a cat’s nose – a pleasantly cool nose,” aims to reproduce the feeling of kissing a kitten’s nose. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it. How adorable!You use a roll-on applicator tip that spreads the gloss, which has cooling ingredients, hyaluronic acid for plumping, and shea butter to keep your lips soft. You can get pink, orange, and brown, and all the glosses are “kitten milk” scented, meant to evoke bowls of milk set out for hungry kittens. Just imagine them all crowding around to get a little bit of the milk. Aww!Right now you can grab the lip gloss from Felissimo’s website direct, and it will run you about $12. It’s one of the cutest lip gloss tubes out there, but you’ll really flip when you see all the rest of the cosmetics Felissimo is responsible for. Cat paw-scented lotion, a perfume that smells like a cat’s forehead, and a smattering of other kawaii cat-related items means you may have found your new favorite store if you’re a kitty cat lover. I doubt you’ll be able to contain your excitement if you love animals as much as I do.
Stay on target When you’ve got more recycleables than you can fit in the your blue bin, you send them to the recycling center. So where do you send heat when you’ve got too much of that? Why, into space, of course!Getting it there isn’t all that tricky, either. You just need a nice, reflective surface. Painting things that normally absorb heat like crazy — say, dark surfaces like roads and rooftops — white can make a huge difference in ambient temperatures. It’s a strategy that’s working pretty well in California.A team of researchers from Stanford has used a similar approach to increase the efficiency of rooftop air conditioners. They’ve cooked up a passive system that utilizes highly-reflective panels to deflect the warming rays of the sun and reduce the workload for a building’s environmental controls.The panels aren’t very large, only measuring about two square feet each. They are, however, around 97% reflective thanks to a special multi-layer optical coating. An array of four was placed on a rooftop and water was circulated through a series of pipes underneath. The temperature of the water was reduced between 3 and 5° F, and it all happened without using any electricity.Image: Stanford.eduAfter proving their system worked, the team wanted to figure out how much of a difference it could make. It was off to the simulator, where they covered an entire Las Vegas rooftop with panels and used them to cool the condensor unit of a vapor-compression AC unit.The result: the passive panels reduced power consumption by as much as 21% over the course of a typically blistering-hot Vegas summer. On some of the simulated days it was actually cut in half.The team is still testing the efficacy of their system. They’re monitoring several installations where the panels have been integrated with standard-issue AC and refrigeration systems. If all goes well, their newly-founded company, SkyCool, could be installing systems for customers in the very near future.Images courtesy Stanford.edu NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. While video games are great for bringing people together, there are times when you may want to play them without disturbances. The PlayStation 4 has had the ability for players to appear offline for some time now. This hasn’t been the case on Xbox One. If you’re connected to the internet, folks can see you and hit you up. The Xbox One is getting a number of new additions soon, and one of them is a “do not disturb” feature. Finally, players can enjoy playing games in peace.Selecting “do not disturb” prevents other players from sending you messages, party invites, or any other notification while you’re online. You will of course still receive all of these notifications; you just won’t see them pop up on the screen while you’re playing. Anyone who is signed up to the Xbox Insider beta can try the feature out right now. Users not in the beta should get the feature sometime in the near future.Another neat feature coming to the Guide is “Next Achievement.” Now, users will get to view and sort a cross-game list of upcoming achievements. You can see which achievements you’re closest to getting and quickly jump into a game to nab them. Mini Game Hubs will be available right in the Guide, allowing you to see friends who are currently playing, upcoming achievements, group posts, and more. You can see the full list of new features over on Xbox.com.On PS4, I almost always have it set to “offline,” so it’ll be nice to finally have this type of feature on Xbox One. It’s not that I don’t want to interact with others, but it always seems folks want to hit me up when I’m in the middle of a boss fight or big narrative scene. I’m sure users with a lot of people on their friends list will appreciate the “do not disturb” feature as well. Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHands-On: ‘Sparklite’ Is a Fun Zelda-Inspired Roguelike Stay on target
Want to impress your friends with your erudite ways? Eager to utter completely vicious phrases that people will have to look up later? Looking for a more educated way to talk trash online? Then you, my friend, need to brush up on your Latin. The phrases below are all worth committing to memory if for no other reason than that quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.Vincit qui se vincit.He conquers who conquers himself.Used as a motto by many schools, this phrase speaks to the importance of first getting yourself under control, mastering your urges and temptations, before trying to control the outside world. Also, fun fact, it can be seen on a stained glass window at the beginning of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.AdChoices广告Carthago delenda est.Carthage must be destroyed.The Second Punic War, fought between 218 and 201 BC, was a rough one for Rome, as they initiated it only to get spanked in a very real way by Hannibal and his elephants. Following the war, noted hardass Cato the Elder would end his speeches with this phrase, which these days can be used to add emphasis and vehemence to an argument.Non ducor, duco.I am not led, I lead.The motto of São Paulo, Brazil, this phrase is a great, albeit somewhat aggressive way to assert your dominance while also letting folks know that you’ve read a few books. It corrects anyone under the mistaken assumption that you aren’t the absolute boss and/or innovator of any given situation.Gladiator in arena consilium capit.The gladiator is formulating his plan in the arena.This one comes to us from the philosopher, statesman and dramatist Seneca the Younger. It refers to the time jsut prior to a gladiator’s battle, when the warrior is already in the arena preparing to fight. Basically, it’s a more badass way to say “We’re already pregnant,” or, in other words: You’re too damn late.Aqua vitae.Water of life.Most of the phrases listed here have at least some kind of connection to war, combat and struggle, but this one is a little different. Aqua vitae can be used to refer to any kind of liquor, whether it’s done sincerely while talking about that single barrel scotch you’ve been saving, or more ironically for a case of PBR.Sic semper tyrannis.Thus always to tyrants.These days, this phrase is mostly known as what John Wilkes Booth may or may not have shouted out while assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. That association is a shame, however, as it’s a much older phrase, with a far less problematic, but equally murderous history. Prior to its debated use by Booth, the phrase was placed on the official seal of the commonwealth of Virginia, which also featured a female warrior, representing virtue, standing upon a defeated king, representing tyranny. The phrase is all about how tyrants tend to meet brutal ends, which explains why the phrase is so closely connected with a much earlier assassination: That of Julius Caesar.Astra inclinant, sed non obligant.The stars incline us, they do not bind us.I love this one because it’s about as bold a one-line refutation of fatalism as you can imagine. The phrase means that while fate – whether determined by the stars, the gods or something else entirely – might nudge us in a certain direction, we are never forced in it, that free will exists and the decision of what to do in any circumstance is ultimately our own.Aut cum scuto aut in scuto.Either with shield or on shield.This is actually a Latin version of an earlier Greek phrase. In Sparta, mothers were said to tell their war-bred children to either come back carrying their shield or on it. At first, that might not make a lot of sense, but when you acknowledge the size and weight of a Spartan shield, the tendency of deserters to leave it behind and the tradition of carrying dead soldiers back home upon their shield, the meaning becomes clear: Don’t surrender, never give up.Igne natura renovatur integra.Through fire, nature is reborn whole.So this one’s a little confusing. First up, you need to know about INRI, an acronym for Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum, which means Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews, a phrase that was said to have been inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. Later, as part of alchemical and occult studies, this Latin backronym was created, which refers to the cleansing power of fire and the ever-repeating cycle of death and life.Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.If I can not bend the will of Heaven, I shall move Hell.Originally spoken by Juno in Virgil’s Aeneid, this phrase is perhaps best-known today for appearing as a dedication in Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams. But as for how to use it, it kind of works as a piece of all-purpose badassery, something to utter or growl when you’ve been stymied or prevented from achieving your goal. Give it extra punch by taking some liberties with the translation, telling people who ask that it means “If I can’t move heaven, I shall raise hell.”Oderint dum metuant.Let them hate so long as they fear.I was first exposed to this phrase from its use on a t-shirt for professional wrestler Triple H, who has a long history of using different Latin phrases on his merchandise and entrance videos. This one fits Triple H perfectly, as he has a reputation for being a brutal, somewhat mercenary talent within WWE, so it’s appropriate that he would borrow a line from one of Rome’s most brutal dictators, Caligula.These are our favorite badass Latin phrases, but we had to lose a ton of them in the process of narrowing this list down to just 11. Tell us your favorites in the comments below!Aubrey Sitterson is the writer of the upcoming Street Fighter x G.I. 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Another week, another step closer to the robot revolution: Researchers at NVIDIA are teaching bots to complete tasks by simply observing humans.The team, led by Stan Birchfield and Jonathan Tremblay, developed a deep learning system to “enhance communication between humans and robots.”Using NVIDIA Titan X GPUs, researchers trained a series of neural networks to execute actions based on a single real-world demonstration.“In order for robots to perform useful tasks in real-world settings, it must be easy to communicate the task to the robot; this includes both the desired end result and any hints as to the best means to achieve that result,” a recently published paper said.Live video of a scene—someone stacking colored cubes, for instance—is fed into the neural network, which infers the positions and relationships of objects; another machine then generates a plan to recreate those perceptions.Finally, an execution network reads that proposal and generates an intelligible description of steps, which a user can edit directly before the android even moves. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain Stay on target The key, according to NVIDIA, is synthetic data.While existing approaches to machine learning require large amounts of labeled training data—” a serious bottleneck in these systems”—synthetic data generation allows an “almost infinite” amount of data to be produced “with very little effort.”To demonstrate, the team used colored blocks (red, yellow, green, blue) and a toy car (also red).In the clip above, a human operator shows a pair of stacked cubes to the robot, which infers an appropriate program to place them in the correct order. The system is able to recover from mistakes in real time.“If someone pours water into a glass, the intent of the demonstration remains ambiguous. Should the robot also pour water? If so, then into which glass?” the study said. “Should it also pour water into an adjacent mug? When should it do so? How much water should it pour? What should it do if there is no water? And so forth.“Concrete actions themselves are insufficient to answer such questions,” researchers continued. “Rather, abstract concepts must be inferred from the actions.”Birchfield, Tremblay & Co. will present their research at this week’s International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Brisbane, Australia.Moving forward, the group plans to fix existing issues and explore additional features, including increasing robustness of domain randomization, leveraging past execution information, and expanding the vocabulary of the human-readable programs.
A family vacationing in Bali, Indonesia experienced a hilarious moment when a cheeky monkey decided to photobomb their group picture and give them the infamous one-finger salute.The family, which was from Queensland, Australia, asked a guide to take a photo of them in a forest area that featured the island’s native primates, Fox35 News reported. Just as they posed in front of the camera, the group of five was shocked when the funny monkey decided to steal the spotlight. After taking the picture, they discovered that the primate crashed their photoshoot and gave them the middle finger. Watch: Monkey Uses Rock to Shatter Glass Enclosure at China Zoo’Friends’ Monkey May Appear in ‘Y: The Last Man’ TV Adaptation Stay on target The picture was taken in December 2018, however, it’s the first time the family is sharing the photo on social media. Judy Hicks and her husband spotted the primate flipping them off while they were going through old holiday photos and they couldn’t stop laughing.“As I was flicking through the photos afterward, I noticed that in one of them, the monkey was actually giving us the finger. I showed my husband and we both started laughing,” Hicks, who was part of the photobombed family crew, told Fox35 News. “We thought it was hilarious. The monkey definitely had a cheeky persona going on.”Social media follows also can’t get enough of the photobombing monkey: So far, Hicks’ family photo has received more than 3,000 likes on Instagram.This isn’t the first primate to crash someone’s photo either: In April, a park ranger’s selfie with “posing” gorillas went viral online. The picture, which shows the animals standing tall in the background like humans, generated more than 80,000 likes on social media outlets.More on Geek.com:Scientists Add Human Genes to Monkeys’ Brains in New StudyPark Ranger’s Selfie With ‘Posing’ Gorillas Goes ViralWatch: Gorillas Show Us They Don’t Like Getting Caught in a Downpour
Here’s a question. How can WWE justify having him on the roster when the USADA suspends his ass for two years? Facebook Now Playing Up Next August 23, 2016 at 4:14 am TheIrishTiger August 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm They apparently already justified it by saying the wellness policy doesn’t apply to part timers. Pinterest Finn Bálor Now Playing Up Next Finn Balor for the WWE UK Championship? 10 COMMENTS August 23, 2016 at 12:56 pm WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins August 22, 2016 at 7:49 pm Google+ WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguez Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 23, 2016 at 4:10 am Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipFinn Balor for the WWE UK Championship?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:37/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 1.32%0:00Remaining Time -1:37 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 TheIrishTiger unknown Perhaps so, but it’s going to be a lot harder when the USADA suspends him for two years. August 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm Why is Mick Foley a GM? He wasn’t that good a wrestler and he’s not good on the mic either August 22, 2016 at 8:07 pm Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next August 23, 2016 at 7:23 am RAW General Manager Mick Foley just sent out a tweet around a half hour before RAW tonight revealing that Finn Balor has been forced to relinquish the WWE Universal Championship after suffering an injury at SummerSlam last night.As reported earlier, Balor suffered a dislocated shoulder and a possible labrum tear after taking a powerbomb to the ring barricade from Seth Rollins at SummerSlam in Brooklyn on Sunday night. WWE posted footage of when the injury took place.You can check out Foley’s tweet below.We will have live coverage of RAW tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Due to his injury, @StephMcMahon and I jointly accept @FinnBalor relinquishing of the @WWE Universal Championship. #Raw— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) August 22, 2016 WhatsApp Jeffery Adam Phillips Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss First Sting got hurt from that move and now Finn. I think it might be time to retire that move from you repertoire Mr Rollins. Lesnar won’t get it. They won’t use up his appearances now because they want him at Survivor Series and will not go another 3 months without a championship on RAW. August 22, 2016 at 7:54 pm Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Scott Bastien so, yet another serious injury associated with Seth. Twitter TheIrishTiger Mike Smith Dammit. Jamie Stidiford Glenn Wolf rollins wont get it there will be a torunment brock lesnar gets it now Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Just when I though the rash of injuries were over. Now Playing Up Next August 22, 2016 at 7:58 pm Videos Articles JFJ Comments are closed.
DDP releasing new bookWWE Hall of Famer DDP will be releasing a new self-help book, “Own Your Life: How to Make Yourself Positively Unstoppable,” in the summer of 2018. DDP had released an autobiography back in 2000 entitled “Positively Page” that had decent success.Synopsis for the new book is as follows:World-renowned wrestling champion turned fitness guru Diamond Dallas Page wants to transform your life.He believes that the primary reason so many of us are stuck, whether in unhappy relationships, dead-end jobs, or with self-destructive habits, is because we choose not to truly take ownership of our lives. In this straightforward and insightful book, DDP has created a 13-week fitness and nutrition program that will strip away your litany of excuses and motivate you to get honest, take action, and take ownership?and show you taking control of your pain lets you take control of your life.Combining workout principles and yoga with elements of rehabilitation, and filled with powerful stories of transformation, Own Your Life shows you how to overcome any obstacle to create a magnificent, healthy life.Mickie James honored at music awardsWWE star Mickie James was honored by being inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame over the weekend at the 17th annual Native American Music Awards in Niagara Falls. James also won “Song of the Year” for her single, “Shooting Blanks.”James posted about being honored on her Instagram. Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Rihanna ‘would love’ Poison Ivy big screen role Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRihanna ‘would love’ Poison Ivy big screen roleVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 31.38%0:03Remaining Time -0:56 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 Rihanna October 16, 2017 at 6:48 am 1 COMMENT Disney Drops The ‘Muppets’ Series Pinterest How often do you wash your sheets? Now Playing Up Next “Wir wollen ein Zentrum der musikalischen Exzellenz aufbauen” TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. DK Publishing to release “WWE Beyond Extreme” book in March 2020 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE Hall of Famer announced for Starrcast III Labor Day Weekend in Chicago Now Playing Up Next Facebook Zart und kraftvoll beim Enescu-Festival: Diana Damrau trifft auf Xavier de Maistre Congratulations Mickie. I’ve never heard of them but I guess it’s a great honor. WWE Superstar Mickie James undergoes ACL surgery today, said to be a “complete success”
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The student-driven movement to rewrite gun laws showed no sign of waning a week after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida school, with politicians yielding to pressure to respond.President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed certain gun control moves amid the public outcry, saying “there’s nothing more important than protecting our children.” And Republican leaders in Florida indicated they’d be open to some changes after students rallied at the state Capitol.Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said a visit to the school where the shooting occurred has prompted him to change his stance on large capacity magazines.Rubio, a Republican, insisted that he is willing to rethink his past opposition on gun proposals if there is information the policies would prevent mass shootings.“If we are going to infringe on the Second Amendment, it has to be a policy that will work,” Rubio said in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON — On their first day in the majority, House Democrats on Thursday night passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump’s promised border wall.The largely party-line votes came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room pledging to keep up the fight for his signature campaign promise.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump and Senate Republicans should “take yes for an answer” and approve the border bill, which was virtually identical to a plan the Senate adopted on a voice vote last month.“We’re not doing a wall. Does anyone have any doubt that we’re not doing a wall?” Pelosi told reporters at a news conference Thursday night.Pelosi, who was elected speaker earlier Thursday, also took a shot a Trump, calling his proposal “a wall between reality and his constituents.”Trump strode into the White House briefing room Thursday — the 13th day of the partial government shutdown —and declared that “without a wall you cannot have border security.” He then left without taking questions from reporters.The appearance came hours after the new Congress convened, with Democrats taking majority control of the House and returning Pelosi to the speakership after eight years of GOP control. The Democratic legislation to re-open the government without funding the wall is going nowhere in the Senate, where Republicans want Trump’s endorsement before voting on a funding package.
Former Barcelona star Patrick Kluivert believes that the club’s domestic double this season in La Liga and the Copa del Rey will pale in comparison to Real Madrid’s prospective Champions League title this seasonThe Dutchman played for the Catalan club for six years and won La Liga with Barcelona in the 1998/99 season with Kluviert scoring 122 goals in 257 appearances in all competitions.However, while Barcelona won the Copa del Rey last month and are currently on an unbeaten title-winning campaign in La Liga this season, Kluivert feels that these achievements will still pale in comparison to Real winning the Champions League for a third consecutive season.“The Champions are better than the double,” said the 41-year-old, according to Marca.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Madrid is playing well and the members try to do their job well.”But the former Holland international is struggling to understand Zinedine Zidane’s refusal to have his Real side perform a guard of honour in Sunday’s “El Clasico”.“I do not understand that he does not do it,” admitted Kluivert.The 1994 Champions League winner also praised Lionel Messi: “He is the best, but he can not do it all by himself, I think Barcelona will win 3-1”.
Jorginho’s shock move to Chelsea instead of Manchester City appears set to happen with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirming the newsThe Italy international had been expected to join Pep Guardiola’s this summer after the Catalan had made Jorginho his top transfer target.But, while Jorginho and his agent were keen on the move, City were unable to agree on a suitable transfer fee with Napoli and Chelsea are understood to have now made a move of their own for the 26-year-old.The rumours began this week in a double scoop that will see both Jorginho and his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri arrive at Stamford Bridge this summer.During Carlo Ancelotti’s official presentation as the new Napoli manager, De Laurentiis confirmed that Jorginho’s move to Chelsea is set to go ahead – although he was not quite as certain when it came to Sarri.“We said to ourselves if Jorginho has any requests, we’ll take them into account,” said De Laurentiis, according to SportsKeeda.“I accepted Manchester City’s offer 15 days ago but I have to apologise to them.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I can understand if the player prefers to live in London than in Manchester, and if Chelsea pay him more I can understand that too.“Jorginho to Chelsea is not tied to Sarri.”Sarri is no longer the Napoli manager, but is still tied to the club with his contract.With Chelsea reluctant to pay for his release clause, on top of paying current head coach Antonio Conte a big severance package for releasing him, Sarri’s prospects do not look to good right now.But De Laurentiis did have some positive news on the matter: “His case is at the finish line, it depends on him. We’ll see what happens in the next hours.“My lawyers have submitted the text to his lawyers.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Douglas Luiz has real potential and that he is excited by it.Luiz is currently in the United States as part of City’s squad for the pre-season tour.He was also featured in the debut International Champions Cup game against Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field in Chicago. However, he was not in Wednesday night’s clash with Liverpool as a result of an injury.Guardiola believes the injury was not serious, adding he has been impressed with the youngster so far.“He has potential – real potential,” Guardiola told press as quoted in Man City.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“He’s physically strong and he wants to learn. It was a good experience but he didn’t play regularly in Girona.“I knew him very well from Brazil and he has trained with us for ten days.“He was in the first game. In the second game, he had a little problem in his ligament and that’s why he didn’t play.“I don’t know (if he will play against Bayern Munich). Hopefully, he can play and we’ll see what will happen at the end of this month.”
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien insists Ruben Loftus-Cheek should remain and fight for his future at the clubThe 22-year-old’s impressive loan spell at Crystal Palace last season earned him a call-up to the England World Cup squad.Loftus-Cheek then embarked on a superb campaign at Russia, where he featured prominently as the England squad reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990.Back at Stamford Bridge, however, Loftus-Cheek has fallen further down the pecking order under new coach Maurizio Sarri.New signings Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic along with the in-form Ross Barkley have all been favoured over Loftus-Cheek this season at Chelsea, who has made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.But Essien believes that now is not the time for Loftus-Cheek to give up on his Chelsea career.“He has to stay,” Essien told the Evening Standard. “When you play for a club like Chelsea, you know the competition will always be there and you have to work hard to win your position.“They have many midfielders but it’s all down to him. He’s such a good boy and he works hard.“Maybe he might want to play more first-team football and games, but he has to stay and work hard. And you never know – football changes very quickly and he might get his chance.”Although former England boss Sam Allardyce believes Loftus-Cheek must seek a permanent move away from Chelsea in January.