Oklahoma State went into the week ranked No. 22 in the coaches poll and No. 24 in the AP poll. After a big 30-27 victory over the Longhorns on the road, Oklahoma State has moved up to No. 19 in the coaches, and jumped to No. 20 in the AP poll.The Cowboys are now 4-0, and are scheduled to face Kansas State at home next Saturday.Full list of AP rankings can be found here. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.AdChoices广告
The call comes from Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Maxine Headlam, who noted that accommodation for these children is one of the Ministry’s priorities that private schools can take advantage of, “because the Ministry, at present, does not have the scope to meet all the needs in those areas”. Story Highlights Operators of private schools are being encouraged to further partner with the Government as it seeks to increase the placement of infants (aged zero to three) and special needs students in these institutions.The call comes from Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Maxine Headlam, who noted that accommodation for these children is one of the Ministry’s priorities that private schools can take advantage of, “because the Ministry, at present, does not have the scope to meet all the needs in those areas”.She was speaking at the annual general meeting of the Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on January 31.Ms. Headlam noted that this aspect, along with other possible areas of collaboration, is part of ongoing discussions with JISA that are expected to be included in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) now being formulated.Other areas for partnership being explored under the pending agreement include accessing furniture, text books, and educational software through the Ministry at a reduced cost.The MOU is also expected to speak to the issues of waivers on shipment fees and taxes for the importation of school equipment, training opportunities, and private schools having access to regional meetings of the Ministry.Ms. Headlam said the Government is fully committed to an inclusive approach to education, noting that the Ministry is always open to dialogue and suggestions from private educators.She noted that the Ministry has had a long history of collaboration with independent privately owned schools, and assured that work will continue to strengthen this invaluable partnership.“We are committed to the independent schools, and we are (grateful) to them for their invaluable roles in educating our children and recommit ourselves to this partnership,” she assured.In the meantime, President of JISA, Karlene Bisnott, said she is looking forward to the strengthening of ongoing partnerships with the Ministry through the MOU.“We are hoping that before the school year is out, things will be so structured that within the next school year we should be seeing some of these things bearing fruit,” she told JIS News, adding that the collaboration has already started regarding text books, where the Ministry has extended the deadline for orders.Founded in 1969, JISA is a professional organisation of principals, vice principals and directors of registered private schools. Ms. Headlam noted that this aspect, along with other possible areas of collaboration, is part of ongoing discussions with JISA that are expected to be included in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) now being formulated. Operators of private schools are being encouraged to further partner with the Government as it seeks to increase the placement of infants (aged zero to three) and special needs students in these institutions.
MR tanker Stena Imagination was named at the Port Rashid Terminal in Dubai on April 18.The vessel is jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by Swedish Stena Bulk and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR).“Naming the Stena Imagination in Dubai is very much a strategic choice. Stena Bulk recently opened an office here together with Stena Weco and Golden Stena Weco,” Erik Hånell, President & CEO of Stena Bulk and CEO of Stena Weco, said.Stena Imagination is the seventh of a total of thirteen 50,000 dwt IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk from Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI).Delivered in July 2016, the ship is operated by Stena Weco and sails in the company’s global logistics system, which currently employs some 60 vessels.On April 23, Stena Imagination, which features a length of 183 meters and a width of 32 meters, will leave for East Africa with a cargo of diesel oil.Ten of the thirteen tankers were handed over to their owners in 2015 and 2016. The remaining three vessels will be delivered by 2018, according to Stena Bulk.Five of the 13 IMOIIMAX tankers are wholly owned by Stena Bulk, four together with GAR, two by Stena Bulk’s sister company Concordia Maritime and two by Stena Weco.Image Courtesy: Stena Bulk
Bhopal: Technology is throwing a new challenge at curbing terror every minute. Five persons arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna for suspected links with a terror funding racket managed by Pakistani operatives have been found to have communicated with their handlers using an app which does not keep any record of the messages it sends, police said. The Anti-Terror Squad of the Madhya Pradesh Police had on Wednesday arrested five people, three of whom — Balram Singh, Sunil Singh and Shubham Mishra — were later brought to Bhopal. Police withheld the names of the two suspects. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ According to the police, the five arrested were spying and sharing strategic information and funds for terror activities with operatives based in Pakistan. “Thirteen Pakistani SIM cards which were used to make calls to foreign countries and account details used for making transactions in different bank were recovered from their possession,” said Riyaz Iqbal, Superintendent of Police, Satna. “But what came as a surprise to the police was that these people used to communicate with their handlers through an app on which a message can be read by the person it is intended for while it is being typed on the mobile phone. One does not have to ‘send’ the message,” Chanchal Shekhar, IG, Rewa Zone, told IANS. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “So while records of video calls and WhatsApp message can be recovered, there is no record of messages ‘sent’ from this app,” said Shekhar. “This app is similar to Team Viewer software through which activities on one computer can be viewed on another. These are third party apps through which any activity can be released, and are used by hardened criminals to escape scrutiny,” cyber expert Prashant Pandey, who is also the whistleblower in the Vyapam scam, told IANS.
VANCOUVER — Political trailblazer Jody Wilson-Raybould committed to pursue truth and change through non-partisan co-operation at a campaign rally in Vancouver tonight — a message that was backed by a guest appearance by Green Leader Elizabeth May.Wilson-Raybould is running as an Independent in one of the most-watched ridings of Vancouver – Granville after leaving the Liberal party over the SNC Lavallin affair.She told the crowd that addressing issues that affect all Canadians, such as climate change, will require “colouring outside party lines.”May told reporters after the rally that Louise Boutin, a real estate agent who is running for the Greens in the riding, was aware of her plan to support Raybould-Wilson.Wilson-Raybould is hoping to hold the seat against Liberal party challenger, Taleeb Noormohamed, a 42–year-old tech entrepreneur.Also running in the riding is climate activist Yvonne Hanson for the NDP, former Ottawa political staffer Zach Segal for the Conservatives, and Naomi Chocyk, a one-time constituency staffer for Wilson-Raybould, for the People’s Party of Canada.Wilson-Raybould, who was once a B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, quickly became one of the stars Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team promoted heavily in their 2015 bid for power.But Wilson-Raybould precipitated a crisis for Trudeau’s government last winter with allegations she had been inappropriately pressured by the prime minister, his office, other ministers and bureaucrats to end the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.Wilson-Raybould quit Trudeau’s cabinet over the affair, followed by cabinet ally Jane Philpott. Trudeau eventually kicked both women out of the Liberal caucus and they are now seeking re-election as Independent candidates.Philpott, who also spoke at the rally, told the crowd that independent voices can make a difference in the House of Commons.“Do not ever doubt what one person can do,” Philpott said. “We will not be silent and we will not stand down.” This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 18, 2019.The Canadian Press
12 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the establishment of the new Ministerial Committee aimed at furthering peace efforts in the war-torn western Sudanese region of Darfur. The body will be chaired by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar; Amr Moussa, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States; and Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.About 300,000 people are estimated to have been killed, either through direct combat or as a result of disease, malnutrition or reduced life expectancy, since the Darfur conflict began five years ago, and more than 2.7 million others have been displaced from their homes.According to a statement issued by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson, the Committee will also work closely with Djibril Bassolé, the AU-UN Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur.In a related development, Mr. Bassolé today expressed his concern over reports of continued clashes in Darfur. There are reports that Sudanese Government forces launched sustained aerial bombardments over the past week near the villages of Birmaza and Disa in North Darfur state.He “calls on all parties to exercise restraint and cease all military activities in order to protect civilians and create conditions for political dialogue,” according to a statement issued in Khartoum by his spokesperson.
Freshman goalkeeper Matt Tomkins (31) saves the puck during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternThe biggest difference – the “lingo.”Ohio State men’s hockey freshman goalie Matt Tomkins said that was the most noticeable difference between his home country, Canada, and the United States.“Us Canadians get a kick out of some of the things we hear (in the U.S.), but I’m sure the local people say the same thing after having a conversation with us,” Tomkins said.OSU (11-6-1, 1-2-1) recruited two international freshmen to join the Buckeyes in the 2013-14 season along with five other players from within the U.S.“It’s pretty special being a part of the Buckeye family and (it) is something you know will be special before you get here, but you don’t really understand the magnitude of how special it is until you are actually a part of it,” Tomkins said. “Having the opportunity to play for one of the most respected sports programs in the country was extremely exciting and is still pretty surreal to this day.”Though exciting and surreal, the change from Canadian to American culture has brought on some challenges for the players.“Here in Ohio, all they play on TV is football and basketball, and the people can’t stop talking about those two sports either,” freshman defenseman and Alberta native Josh Healey said. “So (it’s) just two opposites really, but I don’t mind the change.“I come from a place where all they talk about it hockey, everyone plays hockey whether it be in an organized league or on the outdoor rink,” Healey said.Healey said aside from the sports cultural differences, America is very similar to Canada. However, both athletes have found comfort in their teammates to help make the adjustments easier.“A big part of making the transition easy was obviously coming in to an environment such as I did where I was part of a team and family right away, with many people ready to help me with anything we needed,” Tomkins said.Healey said he receives support both on and off the ice.“Whether it be advice from a senior or help getting set up in the dorms, someone has always been there,” he said.Aside from adjusting to the new environment and balancing school with hockey, Tomkins and Healey said they feel like any other college freshman adjusting to the new phase of college life.“I love Columbus so far.” Tomkins said. “I am especially excited to have a car next year and be able to explore the city and area even more.”Next up the team is scheduled to take part in the Hockey City Classic against Minnesota Friday at 9 p.m. in Minneapolis.
Cuadrilla began fracking at the Preston New Road site last year, but work has been interrupted by tremors from the site.The firm said in a statement: “Cuadrilla is aware of a seismic event which occurred at about 8.30am this morning in the area of our exploration site in Preston New Road, near Blackpool.”We can confirm that no hydraulic fracturing was being carried out at the time and no hydraulic fracturing has been carried out over the weekend. We are investigating the event alongside the regulators who monitor Preston New Road.” The third and biggest tremor in a week hit a fracking site on Monday as residents reported hearing a “guttural roar”.A tremor measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale has been felt near the UK’s only active fracking site, less than two days after a previously record-breaking tremor at the facility.The British Geological Survey reported a large tremor related to fracking activity hit near Blackpool at 8.30am on Monday.The tremor comes only two days after a 2.1 scale “micro seismic event” was detected at the Cuadrilla energy site late on Saturday evening, previously the largest tremor ever recorded at the site.That event lead to operations being suspended at the site, and they had not resumed by the time of Monday’s tremor, which had a depth of two kilometres and was strong enough to be felt by some residents.According to the British Geological Survey, this is the third tremor at the Preston New Road site in a week after a 1.55-magnitude tremor was recorded last Wednesday.Routine policy states hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is paused for 18 hours following any tremors larger than 0.5 on the scale.However all work on the site had been suspended following Saturday’s tremor to allow for an investigation by the Oil and Gas Authority. The Oil and Gas Authority said: “Operations will remain suspended while the OGA gathers data from this and other recent seismic events and then considers carefully whether or not the hydraulic fracturing operations, mitigations and assumptions set out in the operator’s Hydraulic Fracture Plan continue to be appropriate to manage the risk of induced seismicity at the Preston New Road site.”Environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth has called for a complete fracking ban after the three large tremors.Spokesman Jamie Peters said: “This issue of earthquakes in connection to unwanted fracking has always been serious but now it is getting out of hand.”It’s clearly not under control and at this point there is only one thing that can fix this situation: a ban, right now.”According to the campaign group, residents heard a “guttural roar” as the earthquake hit.Heather Goodwin, a resident of Lytham St Anne’s near the plant said: “The walls of my house shook, there was a really deep, guttural roar. For a moment, I really thought my house was going to fall down.”It only lasted a few seconds but I felt the need to go all round the house and check for damage. We’ve been afraid of this happening. How long before there’s real damage done and people injured?” 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.
MUMS! WE NEED to apologise. I mean proper, heads hanging-in-shame apologise. For we have done our men a great disservice. Yes, I know. This is hard to acknowledge and even harder to accept. How could we super-capable, all-knowing parenting virtuosos ever need to apologise for anything? But I’m afraid that we do. Allow me to illustrate:Hubby: Surprise! I’ve booked you into your favourite spa for a two-hour treatment.You: You have? Honey, you’re the best.Hubby: Well you deserve a break. I’ll take care of little Johnny. Don’t you worry about a thing. We’ll have ourselves some father-son bonding time. Won’t we Johnny?You: Well ok then, if you’re sure. I’ll just grab my bag and… oh you’re not going to feed him on the floor, are you?Hubby: Eh, yes?You: Could you just put him in the high chair instead? It’s what he’s used to, you know?Hubby: I just thought it would be fun for us to pretend we’re having a picnic.You: Firmly shaking headHubby: No? Ok then. High chair it is.You: Thanks sweetheart. It just makes things easier if we both stick to the usual routine.Hubby: Right, sure, of course. So, see you later then?You: Yeah, I’m going right this minute…. eemmm, you are going to put a bib on him, right?Hubby: Wasn’t going to but…You: I know, I know. It seems trivial but honestly, it really makes things easier if…Hubby: …we both stick to the usual routine. I get it.You: Thanks. Ok, I’m really going this time. Oh my God! You can’t feed him that! He doesn’t have enough teeth!Hubby: Seriously? I think he has plenty of teeth. He’ll be fine. Go – enjoy yourself.You: No, no he won’t. Believe me, I know these things. Stick to the routine, yeah?Hubby: Starts heading towards the doorYou: Where are you going?Hubby: Who me? Oh I’m just going to the pub for a couple of hours.You: The pub!? What about my spa session?Hubby: Well, it just makes things easier if we both stick to the usual routine, you know? Door slamsAnd therein lies the problem. According to marriage experts, one of the main reasons men end up resenting their wives is because we don’t give them the chance to be the kind of father they want to be. Ouch! How often have we played out that little scene in our own families? How often have we complained that they don’t pitch in enough whilst happily telling them how to parent when they do?But there are things that Dad can teach the kids that we just can’t. Take my husband, for example. He doesn’t put limits on their abilities or worry that they’re not ready to try something new. Our kids are far more confident in themselves because of him. They eat foods I would never have dreamed of feeding them because of him. Where I thought, “no way!” he thought “why not?”So mums, let us take a vow to truly appreciate every father’s parenting style – not just because it will make our men happy but because it will make truly appreciate the kind of parenting that only a father can bring. As soon as we release the need for everything to be done our way, we begin to see that Dad is as capable as we are of taking care of the kids. In his way.And with that realisation, we are free to go have that spa session without worrying about what’s happening back home. Wouldn’t that be the best day ever? Him at home with the kids, you having a hot stone massage. Oh wait, I’m doing it again. Maybe just ask him how he’d like to spend his special day. Happy Father’s Day dads!Orla Breeze is a writer, columnist, mother of three and a passionate defender of a parent’s right to be happy! Actual proper laugh-out-loud happy. 100 per cent of the time. Ok so maybe that’s a little unrealistic. How about 80 per cent? Anyone? Anyone? Find out more about her philosophy on her website: www.orlabreeze.com or follow her on Twitter @breezyoColumn: Fathers, appreciate time with your kids before they grow up
There are tons of products out there that will house your power cables in a neat, modern-design package. We’re constantly trying to tuck away that unavoidable Medusa of cords we collect around our home office or entertainment center, but sometimes, you really have no way to hide them.Website Unplggd is suggesting we embrace our cables instead of hiding them away. For example, Cable Drawings by Maisie Maud Broadhead, shown above, takes a lamp with a long cord, and puts that excess cord to use. By attaching the cord to the wall with wire flex and cable fixings, you can actually create a rather eye-catching design.Another option for adorning your walls is to use the cables of your gaming console, like the PS3 for example, to make an interesting design. PS3 owner Palle Olsen created the above design by mounting the console’s cords to the wall by super-gluing them onto tape which then sticks on the wall.To add a dash of elegance to your power strip, you may want to consider Joris Laarman’s WirePod. This flexible gray power pod has four curled arms, each which house a three-pronged socket that attach to a three-prong plug. The arms and body can roll and unfurl to fit your needs. If you like what Laarman has done, Artecnica says it’s just the first in a series of electrical products that go against the conventions by transforming power cords and wires from concealed, passive objects into visible, active objects that aesthetically and functionally energize living and working spaces.If you really must have an extension cord showing, you might want to liven things up with a tie-dyed power cord. Froggerts Crafts explains how to do it, but it’ll cost you a bit over $150 for all the materials. If you’d rather, you can just pay $15 and buy your own on Etsy. True, it’ll cost you more than your average 6-foot-long household extension cord, but it looks totally far out. You can also get a blue cord with white stars for $20 and show your American pride.If all else fails, you can always conceal that surge protector and adjoining cords with something like the Powerblock. Really, all it is is an metal Agr0-crag-looking block that sits against your wall with all your plugs. But, it will do a good job of keeping things neat and tidy.Do you know of any other creative ways to embrace your electrical cords?
Oil prices dipped in early Asian trade on Monday as rising production in the Middle East outweighed falling U.S. output and the recent slide in the dollar, which has been supporting crude.Brent futures LCOc1 were trading at $47.05 per barrel at 0028 GMT on Monday, down 32 cents from their last settlement. U.S. crude CLc1 was down 28 cents at $45.64 a barrel.Analysts said rising output from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and especially the Middle East was outweighing supportive factors such as an ongoing, albeit slow, fall in U.S. output and a sliding dollar, which makes it cheaper for countries using other currencies to import dollar-traded fuel.”The weaker dollar failed to excite investors in the crude oil markets,” ANZ bank said, citing a rise in OPEC-output as the main downward driver for prices.The dollar has fallen over 6 percent this year against a basket of other leading currencies .French bank BNP Paribas said that a recent oil rally, with prices jumping almost a third since April, was largely driven by sentiment and lacked physical fundamentals.”The recent rally in oil prices appears to have little to do with fundamentals,” it said.”We see the recent rally as sowing the seeds of its own demise, and extending our recommendation to protect against short-term downside risk.”OPEC-supplies rose to 32.64 million barrels per day (bpd) in April, from 32.47 million bpd in March, according to a Reuters survey based on shipping data and information from sources at oil companies, OPEC and consultants.That almost matches January’s 32.65 million bpd, when Indonesia’s return to OPEC boosted production to records.Despite Monday’s lower prices, other analysts are growing confident that a near-two-year rout in oil has ended, and many have raised their price forecasts.The chief of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said oil prices may have bottomed out, providing the health of the global economy does not pose a concern.”In a normal economic environment, we will see the price direction is rather upwards than downwards,” IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said on Sunday.Non-OPEC output is set to fall by more than 700,000 bpd this year, the biggest decline in around 20 years, he said.With global oil demand seen growing by 1.2 million bpd this year, the draw in global stockpiles will start soon, helping push up prices, he said.
NASAA well-defined Hexagon structure spotted on Mars is now the hottest debating point among space experts and alien enthusiasts. The structure was initially spotted by a YouTube user named Jean Warde from one of the many images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The video uploaded by Warde soon became viral, and it caught the attention of prominent alien hunter Scott C Waring who operates from Taiwan.After analysing the mysterious image, Waring claimed that this structure could be actually a building built by an advanced alien civilisation that lived in the past. The self-proclaimed alien researcher also suggested that the structure is half a kilometre across in size.”There is no way that such a large structure could be found in nature like this. It is huge, about half a km across. This is an amazing discovery and is proof that aliens did once live on Mars and the structures they left behind are still intact. A potential base for humanity in the future,” wrote Waring on his website ET Data Base.This is not the first time that Scott C Waring has made astonishing discoveries on the Red Planet. A few months back, the Taiwanese alien researcher had spotted a tomb-like structure on Mars from an image taken by NASA. After spotting the tomb, Waring claimed that the structure is approximately two meters long, and it also has some carvings on its surface.Before the tomb discovery, Waring also discovered fossil-like structure on Mars, and after the finding, he urged United States president Donald Trump to make him the head of NASA. Waring also added that he will disclose all the secrets about alien life once he gets an opportunity to work as the head of the United States space agency.However, sceptics have always dismissed the claims made by Waring. As per sceptics, it is the peculiar capability of the human brain called ‘pareidolia’ which creates this visual trickery. Pareidolia is the capability of the brain to form recognizable images on unknown patterns.As per space experts, structures like these used to form in Mars due to natural wind erosion, and there is no alien connection behind them.
A private jet, carrying six people, crashed in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh Dhanipur airstrip.Twitter/ANIA private trainer aircraft carrying six people crashed in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh Dhanipur airstrip. The incident happened on Tuesday (August 27) morning when the aircraft, flying from Delhi to Aligarh, tried to land but touched a high tension line.All six people onboard the aircraft, VT-AVV, ejected safely with minor injuries and have been rescued. A relief and rescue team has arrived at the site of the mishap. People onboard ejected from the aircraft before it caught fire.No injuries have been reported at the time of filing the report. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.In another similar incident, an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot jettisoned the Jaguar aircraft’s fuel tanks and small practice bombs after one of its engines failed due to a bird hit in Ambala on June 27. In another incident earlier this year, a Jaguar crashed in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar, after developing technical problems during a routine mission from Gorakhpur.(This is a developing story. More details awaited) Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:38Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:37?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Aero India 2019: 2 Surya Kiran aircraft collide mid-air during rehearsals in Bengaluru
The Latest on severe weather affecting Southern Plains states in the US (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The spring storm risk is persisting in parts of the Southern Plains, with more than 21 million people at risk for bad weather. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says an area stretching from Louisiana to central Missouri, including all of Arkansas, could see very large hail, strong tornadoes and powerful winds Wednesday. The storm system is moving eastward after striking Tuesday in Texas and Oklahoma, where a truck driver was killed when high winds toppled his semitrailer. In Texas, three storm chasers were killed Tuesday when their vehicles collided. Forecasters say the storm risk will increase Thursday as the system moves into Tennessee and Mississippi. Already, forecasters say the severe-weather risk is moderate. That’s the second-highest classification from the Storm Prediction Center. Forecasters say they expect “an active severe weather event” Thursday for parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. ___ 8:30 a.m. A powerful storm system with winds exceeding 60 mph (95 kph) has damaged homes in suburban Dallas, knocked out power to tens of thousands across Texas and brought heavy rain that inundated some areas. Roofs and walls were ripped away early Wednesday from homes in Rockwall, northeast of Dallas. The city’s mayor, Jim Pruitt, said one person suffered non-life-threatening injuries. It’s the same area where a powerful storm in December 2015 spawned tornadoes and damaged or destroyed more than 400 homes and buildings in nearby Rowlett. Thirteen lives were lost in the storm area then. Wednesday’s strong system later moved through East Texas on its way toward Arkansas and Louisiana. The power outages in the Dallas-Fort Worth area forced the closure of schools or caused delays. Fallen tree limbs and rising waterways were among the obstacles for motorists during the Wednesday morning commute. ___ 6:45 a.m. The Weather Channel says two of its contractors were among the three storm chasers killed in a crash in West Texas during severe weather. The channel said in a statement that Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnall were “beloved members of the weather community” who’d worked as contractors for the channel. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the two died Tuesday along with another storm chaser, 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger of Peoria, Arizona. Williamson and Yarnall were both from Cassville, Missouri. Department of Public Safety Sgt. John Gonzalez says a Chevrolet Suburban driven by Williamson ran a stop sign and slammed into a Jeep driven by Jaeger. Yarnall was a passenger in the Suburban. All three were killed instantly. The crash happened at a remote intersection near the town of Spur, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) southeast of Lubbock. Tornadoes had been reported nearby at the time of the crash and heavy rain had been reported in the area. ___ 6:30 a.m. Authorities say a truck driver was killed when powerful winds upended his tractor-trailer on an Oklahoma interstate, while three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado-warned storm in West Texas. The storms that bore down on Texas and Oklahoma late Tuesday brought tornadoes, tennis ball-sized hail and powerful winds, but no widespread damage was reported. In Oklahoma, the truck driver was killed after strong winds pushed his rig off the interstate in El Reno, outside Oklahoma City. Forecasters confirmed a 95 mph (150 kph) wind gust in the area when the crash occurred. In Texas, the three storm chasers were killed when a driver ran a stop sign and slammed into an oncoming vehicle. The crash happened at a remote intersection about 55 miles (90 kilometers) southeast of Lubbock. ___ This story has been corrected to show that Corbin Lee Jaeger was the driver of the Jeep involved in the fatal wreck Tuesday that killed three storm chasers in West Texas. Randy Yarnall was a passenger in the other vehicle. Share
This article contains spoilers for “World Enough and Time,” Episode 11 of Doctor Who season 10.My biggest problem with Doctor Who (and much of television in general) is the never-ending parade of revelations.Each week, immediately after one episode ends, the next gets previewed. Showrunner Steven Moffat and stars Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie regularly tease upcoming plots. The BBC releases images of imminent characters long before they debut.“World Enough and Time”—part one of Moffat’s double-bill finale—could have been a tour de force in twisty thrills. Instead, I felt a certain apathy toward it, already anticipating the return of the Mondasian Cybermen and John Simm’s Master.As part of her Pygmalion-like training, Missy (under the pretense of “Doctor Who”) and her plucky assistants Bill (“Exposition”) and Nardole (“Comic Relief”) answer a distress call from a 400-mile-long colony ship.The new Team TARDIS? (via BBC)Between a black hole and a hard place, the vessel—singularly manned by Jorj (Oliver Lansley), a frightened and trigger-happy blue alien—moves at different speeds in different ends of the barge.So while a few minutes pass for the Doctor and his companions up on the control deck, Bill—recovering from a wee gunshot wound—is aging rapidly down on level 1056.Amidst news that Moffat, Capaldi, and Michelle Gomez will depart Doctor Who after this season ends, Mackie has remained coy about her character’s future. Will she continue traveling with a new Doctor? Or will she become an artificial killing machine stripped of all emotion?“Full conversion wasn’t necessary,” a mysterious surgeon tells Bill, dazed and confused after being “repaired.”“Though it will be in time,” he adds.“I waited for you” (via BBC)Those words should have sent chills down my spine with the realization that Miss Potts, in the early stages of cyber-transformation, will probably never serve another portion of chips to anyone. But they left me with a flat sense of drama.Still, in the hands of five-time Doctor Who director Rachel Talalay (also helmer of next week’s conclusion and the 2017 Christmas special), this episode shines. Thanks mostly to Mackie’s terrific turn as affable-but-cautious patient waiting for her savior—just as the Doctor told her to.Over the years she spends healing, she befriends offbeat orderly Mr. Razor, an Eastern-European-sounding man who feeds, entertains, teaches, and eventually betrays Bill, tricking her into the operating theatre—i.e. “Conversion Room.”Meanwhile, the Doctor, Missy, and Nardole arrive on level 1056 in search of their friend. Who, in a tragic ending full of would-be surprises, has been given the full upgrade to shiny new Cyberman.The Genesis of the Cybermen (via BBC)Now part of Operation Exodus, Cyber-Bill repeatedly reminds the Doctor that she waited—she waited for him to rescue her.But can he save his companion from an agonizing hell orchestrated by goateed frenemy Mr. Razor the Master (Simm, who last antagonized the Doctor seven years ago)? And will Missy land on the side of good or evil?Surprisingly, the “Next time” trailer discloses little in the way of details about the Twelfth Doctor’s fate.What I do know, with almost absolute certainty, is that the Time Lord’s regeneration, teased here in a swirl of snow, will not be complete until Dec. 25. (Just look at his hair: longer and more disheveled than it appears in “The Doctor Falls.”)Missed episode 10 of Doctor Who? Check out our recap of “The Eaters of Light.”Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target
This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 18, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Music festivals are all about good times, but there’s one thing that can instantly kill your vibe: having your smartphone stolen.A bunch of Coachella-goers found themselves in this less-than-ideal scenario over the weekend, but instead of pouting about not being able to Snapchat or text their friends, they got smart. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the tech-savvy music lovers fired up the Find My iPhone app and chased the alleged thief — Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, 36, of New York — around the Indio, Calif., venue until security workers could nab him. “Enough people pinpointed it to this person, they notified security, they looked around, they saw a person with a backpack, they detained him and then they called us,” Indio Police Department public information officer Sergeant Dan Marshall told LAist. “When we got there, we discovered these hundred-plus cellphones in his backpack.”Henao was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property. Around 20 of the stolen phones were returned to their rightful owners; the rest were left at lost and found.The incident is a good reminder of how helpful Find My iPhone can be; if you use an Apple smartphone, it would be wise to take a second and make sure it’s set up on your device.Over the years, Find My iPhone has gotten lots of people out of bad situations. In 2014, a California woman who drove her car into a 500-foot ravine was rescued after her family and one clever police officer were able to determine her location via Find My iPhone. Register Now »
Redang Island is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, which is famous for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. It is one of nine islands that form a marine sanctuary park offering snorkeling and diving opportunities for tourist.Source: Expedia
Raffles Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of two important new landmark hotels, Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Both hotels opened in early May and are now accepting reservations at raffles.com.“The Raffles collection now includes 14 properties across 12 countries, with a carefully curated list of distinguished addresses in leading markets around the world,” said Chris Cahill, Deputy CEO, Accor. “With a storied history spanning more than 130 years, Raffles is currently experiencing a renaissance, with a robust project pipeline that will see the portfolio add 8-10 hotels over the next few years.”Raffles Shenzhen brings the height of luxury and bespoke service to the shining modern metropolis of Shenzhen. An extraordinary urban oasis discreetly perched on the top floors of a 72-storey tower in the prestigious One Shenzhen Bay complex, Raffles Shenzhen is the epitome of glamour and refinement. With 168 spacious guestrooms, as well as a selection of serviced residences, well-travelled guests will be enchanted by the exquisite dining venues, spectacular views of Shenzhen Bay and Hong Kong.On the remote southern tip of the Maldives archipelago, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is as removed from the rhythm of everyday life as can be. Surrounded by crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean and unspoiled reefs, the resort is a rare haven of 21 island beach villas and 16 ocean overwater villas.“With the doors now officially open at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and Raffles Shenzhen, we are delighted to invite guests to experience the impeccable service, intuitive charm and extraordinary adventures upon which the Raffles legend has been built,” said Jeannette Ho, Vice President, Raffles Brand & Strategic Partnerships. “The next few years will be very exciting for our guests and global ambassadors as we continue to expand our illustrious hotel collection, bringing Raffles to the most fascinating, attractive and culturally rich regions of the world.”