Haïti : plus de 850.000 SMS envoyés pour un total de 40,3 millions d’euros de donsFrance – Deux semaines après que Haïti a été touché par un séisme de magnitude 7, les ONG françaises ont annoncé avoir récolté plus de 40 millions d’euros de dons, notamment via l’opération “Haïti, 1 SMS = 1 euro”. Les Français ont donné 40,3 millions d’euros pour aider les Haïtiens à sortir du chaos qui règne dans leur pays depuis le 12 janvier dernier, date du tremblement de terre qui a fait des centaines de milliers de morts et de blessés, et laissé plus d’1 million de personnes sans abri.L’opération mise en place par les opérateurs mobiles sur le principe d’un don par SMS, a rencontré un très grand succès : elle a permis de récolter plus de 850.000 euros, dix jours seulement après son lancement, a annoncé l’Association française des opérateurs de téléphonie mobile (Afom).Cette opération regroupe une douzaine d’opérateurs mobiles et d’opérateurs virtuels (MVNO) français. Trois numéros courts ont été mis en place pour des dons récoltés par plusieurs ONG : la Croix Rouge Française (80 222), le Secours populaire (80 333) ou le Secours Catholique (80 444). Un message envoyé avec le mot clé “Haïti” est facturé au prix d’un SMS auquel s’ajoute un euro symbolique au profit des Haïtiens.Les nouvelles technologies et notamment la possibilité de donner par Internet, ont permis de faciliter l’appel aux dons. Médecins du Monde a ainsi pu recueillir 2 millions d’euros la semaine dernière. “En une semaine, nous avons eu plus de dons par Internet que sur toute l’année dernière” commente Benoît Duchier, directeur de développement pour l’association.Le 26 janvier 2010 à 16:31 • Emmanuel Perrin
Virgin Mobile revoit son accès Internet “illimité”France – Suite à l’augmentation constante du trafic Internet sur son réseau, Virgin Mobile a décidé de limiter ses forfaits à 300 Mo de données transférées contre 500 Mo auparavant. La compagnie assure vouloir lutter contre les usages abusifs.La consommation data mobile est en pleine expansion. Problème : plus le trafic augmente sur un réseau loué, plus la facture s’annonce salée pour l’opérateur virtuel qui achète du volume au propriétaire du réseau en question. Le problème se pose aujourd’hui pour Virgin Mobile qui, face à la demande d’accès Internet de plus en plus grande, a décidé de modifier ses forfaits illimités. Autrefois plafonnées à 500 Mo, ces offres ne pourront désormais plus dépasser 300 Mo de transfert par mois pour les nouveaux clients.Le méga supplémentaire sera facturé 3 euros. Officiellement, la compagnie affirme vouloir lutter contre les abus, mais on est en droit de penser que Virgin Mobile souhaite aussi alléger la note de fin de mois qu’elle règle à Orange, propriétaire du réseau. Le 24 février 2010 à 10:47 • Emmanuel Perrin
Colle à viande : pas de thrombine en FranceFrance – L’autorisation d’utiliser de la thrombine, une colle alimentaire permettant d’assembler plusieurs morceaux de viande d’origines différentes pour n’en former qu’un, a finalement été rejetée par le Parlement européen. 370 eurodéputés contre 262 ont refusé cette proposition faite par la Commission européenne qui souhaitait que, comme pour certains États membres (Allemagne, Belgique et Pays-Bas) cette enzyme issue de sang de bœuf ou de porc, soit d’usage en France.Les membres de la Commission voyaient là un moyen, pour les personnes les moins aisées, d’acheter de la viande à moindre coût.”On induirait le consommateur en erreur en lui présentant un produit fini, alors qu’il s’agit en réalité d’un amalgame de morceaux de viande de qualité disparate et maintenus ensemble par une colle à viande”, a clamé la députée européenne Corinne Lepage, citée par l’AFP.Les députés ont également soulevé le problème des risques sanitaires. Par ce procédé, la viande aurait en effet davantage de risques d’être contaminée par des bactéries. Le 20 mai 2010 à 11:22 • Emmanuel Perrin
Thon rouge de Méditerranée : son sort se joue la semaine prochaine à ParisDivergences et difficultés sont à prévoir à la 17e réunion extraordinaire de la Commission internationale pour la conservation des thonidés de l’Atlantique (Cicta), qui se tiendra du 17 au 27 novembre à Paris. États, Commission européenne et ONG ont chacun leur interprétation des chiffres… Les 48 membres de la commission internationale chargée de contrôler la pêche au thon (Iccat en anglais, Cicta en français) doivent fixer la semaine prochaine les quotas de pêche pour 2011, en s’appuyant sur les données de la campagne de pêche 2010 : statistiques, études scientifiques et données rapportées par les observateurs placés à bord des bateaux de pêche. Mais plusieurs lectures s’opposent.Bruno Le Maire, ministre français de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche, pour “garantir le bon équilibre entre le respect de la ressource et la défense des intérêts des pêcheurs français”, entend défendre un maintien du quota à 13.500 tonnes, qu’il juge compatible avec un “rendement maximum durable” probable à 60% selon les experts.Maria Damanaki, responsable du dossier de la pêche à la Commission européenne, au nom du principe de précaution, souhaite une réduction du nombre de prises : “Nous avons une proposition claire pour une réduction des quotas de thon rouge fondée sur la science”.À lire aussiUn énorme crocodile surprend un aventurier en pleine partie de pêcheLes ONG environnementales soutiennent cette dernière option. Pew Environment relève, à propos du chiffre d’un rendement durable probable à 60 % donné par la Cicta : “Ça veut dire qu’il y a 40 % de chances qu’il y ait des erreurs. Dans leur rapport, les scientifiques multiplient les avertissements sur les incertitudes. Qui va prendre le risque de suivre ce scénario avec une telle marge d’erreur ?”.Greenpeace et le WWF remarquent en outre que 15 des 23 agents de l’Iccat embarqués à bord des bateaux espagnols et français ont déclaré avoir eu des difficultés techniques pour estimer la quantité de thon rouge pêché : “Ils ont donc dû croire et accepter l’estimation annoncée par le capitaine du navire”. Le WWF, qui veut “hisser le drapeau blanc pour le thon rouge”, souhaite une interdiction, d’avril à juillet, de la pêche sur cette espèce sur les six zones de reproduction connues en Méditerranée.Le 12 novembre 2010 à 14:07 • Emmanuel Perrin
Les députés optent finalement pour l’interdiction de la recherche embryonnaireLe maintien de l’interdiction avec dérogations de la recherche sur embryon a été voté mercredi soir par les députés. Ceux-ci avaient pourtant approuvé deux semaines auparavant en commission l’autorisation encadrée. La décision de l’Assemblée nationale concernant la recherche sur embryon se tourne finalement vers un régime d’interdiction avec dérogations. Le texte de loi sur l’autorisation encadrée qu’ils avaient pourtant adopté deux semaines plus tôt a été soumis à un amendement du rapporteur UMP Jean Leonetti. Un changement de position approuvé à 73 voix contre 33.À lire aussiLe secret de fabrication de la toile des veuves noires enfin découvertSelon Xavier Bertrand, ministre de la santé, cette interdiction avec dérogations est une position “d’équilibre”. “On ne ferme pas la porte aux avancées de la science”, a-t-il déclaré. Sa déclaration n’a toutefois pas réussi à convaincre Alain Claeys, président de la commission sur la bioéthique pour qui l’amendement n’est pas assez suggestif. “Le choix est simple : ou on autorise dans un cadre très strict ou on interdit ces recherches”. “Le mot dérogation n’a aucun sens !”, a-t-il affirmé.L’examen de l’ensemble des révisions sur les lois bioéthiques s’est achevé dans la nuit. Un vote solennel des textes est prévu pour mardi. Le 26 mai 2011 à 11:03 • Emmanuel Perrin
Thunderbird 5 : la version finale de la messagerie est disponibleQuelques jours après la sortie de Firefox 5, le logiciel de messagerie Thunderbird a lui aussi été mis à jour, pour passer directement de la version 3.1 à la version 5. Alors que la fondation Mozilla proposait une seconde bêta de Thunderbird la semaine dernière, c’est la version finale qui est aujourd’hui disponible en téléchargement.Mozilla vient de mettre en ligne la version finale de Thunderbird 5. La fondation a voulu calquer l’évolution de sa messagerie sur celle de Firefox, et l’a donc directement fait passer de la version 3.1 à la version 5. Une nouvelle mouture qui apporte peu de changements mais offre tout de même certaines améliorations en plus de corriger près de 400 bugs.À lire aussiWebRTC : la visioconférence html 5 fait ses premiers pasThunderbird 5 se lance désormais plus rapidement, et peut être personnalisé grâce à des onglets mobiles que l’utilisateur peut placer comme il l’entend. Il est également capable d’afficher directement la taille des pièces jointes des messages reçus. La nouvelle mouture de la messagerie dispose en outre d’un nouveau gestionnaire d’extensions permettant d’organiser plus facilement les extensions installées et d’en télécharger de nouvelles. Tandis que l’assistant de création de compte a été repensé pour plus de simplicité, l’affichage du contenu est réalisé avec la dernière version du moteur de rendu utilisé par Mozilla, Gecko 5.A noter que des versions Windows, Mac et Linux de Thunderbird 5 sont disponibles au téléchargement. Toutefois, cette nouvelle mouture n’est pas compatible avec les anciens Mac dotés de processeur Power PC. Le 30 juin 2011 à 16:23 • Emmanuel Perrin
Free Mobile : l’accès aux 4 millions de hotspots disponible !Les clients du forfait Free Mobile à 19,99 euros (15,99 pour les abonnés internet à Free) vont pouvoir, dès aujourd’hui, bénéficier de la nouvelle option “FreeWiFi Secure” et de ses 4 millions de hotspots.Comme l’avait annoncé Xavier Niel dans son fameux discours de lancement pour Free Mobile, les clients du forfait Free Mobile à 19,99 euros vont pouvoir utiliser une nouvelle option, le “FreeWifi Secure”, qui permettra à son utilisateurs de se connecter au réseau communautaire organisé autour des Freebox(s), le FreeWifi, sans contraintes.À lire aussiRéseau 4G de SFR : tout sur les forfaits, les lancements et les prixSans recours à un indentifiant, le téléphone se voit attribuer une adresse IP et pourra, à loisir, basculer entre la 3G et le Wifi du “FreeWifi Secure”, diffusé par les boxs transformés, à cette occasion, en 4 millions de hotspots. Dans ce réseau au protocole EAP-SIM, c’est la carte SIM du téléphone qui fait office d’identifiant.L’utilisation de ce service internet illimité gratuit n’entre pas dans le cadre de l’utilisation data des forfaits, et donc ne viendra pas diminuer le Fair Use de 3Go. Conclusion : vous n’aurez plus de limites à l’utilisation d’internet dans les zones ou le “FreeWifi Secure” est présent.Contre vents et marées, Free continue donc sa révolution dans la téléphonie mobile…Le 19 avril 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked You know what’s cool? A team of superheroes. You know what’s cooler? Two teams of superheroes fighting each other. That must have been the driving thought behind the opening scene of this week’s Legends of Tomorrow. You may remember that at the end of last week’s season premiere, the group was about to be captured by another costumed cabal called the Justice Society of America. This episode picks up immediately afterward.As you probably expected, the Legends don’t just willingly come with the JSA right away. When calmly explaining the situation doesn’t work, the two have a superpowered fight in the middle of a 1940s street. Obsidian darkens the scene, which makes some of the action a little harder to make out, but it gives us a good look at each JSA member’s powers. Stargirl’s staff and Vixen’s totem look so much cooler in the dark.The legends, having been as disoriented by the darkness as we were, are defeated and captured. The JSA suspects them of being Nazi spies and Commander Steel goes to their cell to question them. It turns out Heywood is actually Commander Steel’s grandson. It’s the whole reason he became a historian in the first place. He produces Steel’s dog tags to prove it.The first meeting doesn’t go so well. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Convinced that the Legends aren’t Nazis, and having a more important mission come up, the JSA lets the legends get back on the Waverider and out of the 20th century. Slightly envious of the discipline exhibited by the JSA, they decide they need a new leader. Martin, being the oldest, takes the job. That’s when Heywood discovers something is wrong. His dog tags have disappeared. The JSA have now died on their mission.The Legends head back to 1942, in Paris this time. They know the JSA was after a Nazi named Kreiger, who frequents a specific nightclub. Martin reveals that he looks sort of like Hitler’s favorite singer, Max Lorenz. They infiltrate the club posing as Lorenz and his guests. They find Vixen (Mari McCabe’s grandmother) is also there, undercover. She’s not happy to see them. One Nazi doesn’t believe that Martin is actually Max Lorenz and forces him to sing. Martin sings an original number: “Edelweiss.” Side note: Victor Garber has a lovely singing voice.When the team forgets/refuses to salute Hitler, their cover is blown, and it’s Nazi-punching time. The rest of the JSA bursts into the bar and demands to know why the Legends have returned. The Legends are able to convince the JSA to work together with them to fight Kreiger. They learn that Kreiger is after an occult amulet that Hitler wants. The team is able to stop the exchange and take the amulet, but it turns out Kreiger was given a serum by Reverse Flash that turns him into… essentially a Nazi Hulk. Vixen and Atom are captured.Marvel’s gonna sue somebody. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Back on the Waverider, Commander Steel reveals that the reason he’s been acting so cold towards his grandson because he doesn’t want anyone to put themselves in danger because of him. He’s not happy that his grandson has ended up in the war. Martin is unable to make decisions effectively under pressure, and Sarah takes up the mantle of team leader. She comes up with a plan to rescue Atom and Vixen.Speaking of, they are being held prisoner in a Nazi bunker. Kreiger is about to kill them, but Atom offers to use his scientific knowledge to help them replicate the super serum. Atom waits until Kreiger leaves the room and ambushes the guards. Atom steals the serum just as the Legends of Tomorrow attack the Nazi bunker.They all escape with Hulked-out Kreiger in pursuit. As Heywood and Steel flee on a motorcycle, a bombing raid begins, and Kreiger is killed. Unfortunately, another blast hits Heywood and Steel. Back on the Waverider, it becomes clear that Heywood won’t survive his wounds. Atom uses the serum to save Heywood’s life. The Legends deliver the JSA back to 1942. Rex Tyler holds onto the amulet, Heywood and Steel say goodbye and the two costumed superhero groups go their separate ways.You didn’t think we’d seen the last of this guy, did you? (Photo: Screenshot via CW)As the episode ends we learn why Rex Tyler appeared to flicker out and disappear after warning the Legends to stay out of 1942. Reverse Flash ambushes Tyler after the Legends leave. He puts his hand through Tyler’s chest, erasing him from the timeline and steals the amulet.While it was definitely fun to see two superhero teams work together to fight Nazis, it’s definitely time for the Legends to move on. This is supposed to be a time-travel show, and we’ve spent the last two episodes in World War II. Now, I like some good ol’ Nazi-punchin’ as much as the next guy, but it’s time for a change of scenery. 1942 is starting to feel a little old in more ways than one.That said, the JSA was a great addition, and I hope this isn’t the last we’ll see of them. Having a well-oiled superhero team that works well together is a nice contrast to the more chaotic Legends. Hopefully, they’ll all work together again at some point in the future. Or past.
Stay on target ‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Trailer Toasts to a Mysterious Senior YearSDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4 Well, this episode certainly went places. With a short 13-episode season, Riverdale has barely slowed down to catch its breath since minute one. With the penultimate episode of the season, the show’s pace somehow picked up, leading to one of the most insane hours of television this season. The biggest news is that they revealed the identity of Jason Blossom’s murderer. We’ll get to that later, because the big reveal was preceded by an hour of twists, turns and of course, parents being completely terrible. At least some things never change.The episode picks up right after the conclusion of last week’s show. Archie and Veronica tell the adults about the fact that there was no gun in FP’s trailer when they searched it. The adults are almost deliberately obtuse in their response. The mere existence of a gun is enough to convince them all that FP is the murderer. Planted evidence? What even is that? The worst is, of course, Alice Cooper. She’s found someone to blame, and that’s good enough for her. Screw what actually happened, she’s satisfied with her neatly packaged story. Why is she teaching journalism to high school kids again? At one point, she does admit that it’s a little too neatly wrapped up, but that only comes after the kids refuse to leave well enough alone. And even then, she doesn’t do anything about it.The way Jughead is treated in this episode is not OK. His dad confesses to a murder he didn’t commit, and everyone treats Jughead like he’s guilty too. He apologizes to Cheryl, who starts hitting him, and he’s the one who gets chewed out by the principal and suspended from school. Then Archie’s dad, who is usually the only decent parent on this show, talks about finding a different home for Jughead to protect Archie. Not necessarily from Jughead, just from whatever bad luck seems to follow the Jones family around. Wow, way to show some empathy towards the scared homeless child staying in your house.KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)Even his own mom treats him like an inconvenience. He buys a bus ticket out of town, calls his mom from a pay phone (those still exist in Riverdale) and tells her he’s coming to see her and his sister for a while. We don’t hear what she says exactly, but it’s clear she doesn’t want him coming around. Now, given the tone of his voice and the suddenness of the call, you’d think any parent would realize that something is wrong and do anything they can to help. Not on this show they don’t. Does everyone who grows up in this town turn into a giant raging a-hole? Must be all that maple syrup.The investigation goes to some truly messed up places. Archie’s mom decides to be the one helpful adult in Riverdale and uses her lawyer powers to dig up some information on FP’s case. They find out that FP made his one phone call to Joaquin, Kevin’s boyfriend. They question him and learn that he helped FP clean up Jason’s body. That looks bad, but he also reveals that there was another serpent involved. A big scary-looking dude named Mustang. Joaquin leads them to the motel room Mustang lives in, and they find him dead in a bathtub of a heroin overdose.I do like the way Kevin and Joaquin’s relationship is treated in this episode. Kevin is angry that Joaquin is involved in this mess, and that he lied about it, but he still cares for him. Joaquin gives Kevin one last piece of information. He directs them all to a bush out in the woods where Jason Blossom’s letter jacket was stashed. Inside a hole in the pocket, they find a USB drive containing a video of Jason Blossom’s murder. Now, the show makes good on its promise. Jason Blossom’s murderer is revealed to be… Cliff Blossom. His own father.Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)So why did Cliff Blossom kill his son? There’s a detour earlier in the episode that turns out to be a red herring. Betty’s dad reveals that the Coopers are actually Blossoms. His grandfather was Cliff Blossom’s grandfather’s brother. (You got that?) Meaning that Polly and Jason were related and their child is the result of incest. Yeah, this episode goes to some weird places. Just wanted to make sure I didn’t forget to mention this plot point because WTF? But that’s not why Cliff killed Jason. Apparently, the Blossoms don’t have a problem with incest, as the baby would be “the purest Blossom.” (The hell is wrong with this family?) Anyway, it appears Cliff killed Jason because Jason wasn’t cool about the true nature of the Blossom’s maple syrup company, which was really more of a drug smuggling ring. Of course, it was.It turns out that the reason FP confessed to the murder was the Cliff threatened to kill Jughead if he didn’t. So this means FP is home free, right? Well, no. He still destroyed evidence, hid a body and obstructed a police investigation. He’ll be in jail for a while. I guess “under duress” isn’t a thing in Riverdale. The only question now is where do we go from here? Cliff Blossom has hung himself; everyone knows that those barrels contained more than maple syrup, but we still have one more episode left in the season. If it’s even half as insane as this, I can’t wait to see where they take this story.Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)This was easily one of Riverdale‘s best episodes of the season. With its singular focus on solving the murder, every twist mattered and came as a huge surprise. Every character was at his or her best. Archie was so focused on helping his best friend out; he was the most likable he’s been all season. He didn’t make one frustratingly stupid decision all episode, which is an achievement. Betty was really the driving force behind this story, and Lili Reinhardt did a fantastic job as always. Then there’s Cole Sprouse, who’s performance was the best it’s been all season. All I wanted to do was step through the screen and give Jughead a hug. I don’t know if they can top this next week, but I’m looking forward to seeing them try.
Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Even nailed my wardrobe. #GoogleArts pic.twitter.com/SFRkh0oTKG— Tyler Everitt (@TylerEveritt) January 14, 2018 Playing with the Google Arts & Culture app (iOS and Android). It’ll search international museum collections for portraits that are similar to your selfie. https://t.co/Q7qq6h5dMp pic.twitter.com/8qDKdghDgE— Andy Ihnatko (@Ihnatko) January 4, 2018 The resemblance is uncanny. #GoogleArts pic.twitter.com/1oO8yojbFn— insaneintherainmusic (@insanerainmusic) January 16, 2018And while some were matched with artwork of a different age or gender, others couldn’t access the program at all.The Google Arts app is available everywhere in the US—except for Illinois and Texas. There’s no word on when (or if) the application will roll out to art historians in those states, or the rest of the world.Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Those with entry to the the application can look for a card that reads “Is your portrait in a museum?” Simply snap a selfie, then wait nervously as an algorithm calculates which famous artwork you most resemble.Scroll through four options to see which is the best match, then find out more about the painting title, artist, and where it currently hangs on display.(Unfortunately, living in Scotland has certain downsides: My illustrated doppelgänger remains a mystery—for now. But check out Angela Moscaritolo’s tinted twin at sister site PCMag.)If you’re desperate for a try but can’t download the app, try signing up to a VPN with a US exit node. Or just enjoy the rest of the arts and culture features, including high-def masterpieces, 360-degree videos, virtual reality tours, and lists of nearby galleries. Scroll through art by time, browse by color, and find new stories every day. I have tried this #GoogleArts selfie thing three times. This is the only consistent match I’ve made. pic.twitter.com/brSrLop2Yn— Kristen Cook (@KristnCook) January 16, 2018 Hey this one ain’t so bad. pic.twitter.com/er0FxZNVO8— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 13, 2018 People are finding themselves in museums around the world: Images of everyday folks posing with their fine-art doppelgängers have flooded social media.Which is perhaps what inspired Google to introduce a new feature to an old app.Google’s Arts & Culture launched on iOS and Android in July 2016. But its the new “experimental” function, which matches your smartphone selfie with a painted self-portrait, that finally gained the app some attention.AdChoices广告Thousands of users posted their results over the weekend—some with more accuracy than others. McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS
Lizzy Caplan Is Chilling Annie Wilkes in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 TrailerWhat to Stream on Hulu This Weekend Stay on target Ahh, February: the month of love. And to celebrate, Hulu has a lineup of romantic flicks that will make you swoon (Moonstruck, Lars and the Real Girl, You Were Sleeping). But Hulu is also showing love for James Bond (Goldeneye, License to Kill, Dr. No) and critically acclaimed documentaries (Three Identical Strangers, Tickled)., and a dark western comedy, The Sisters Brothers, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and John C. Reilly.Here’s everything coming to Hulu in February 2019.February 1Into The Dark: Down Episode 5 Premiere (Hulu Original)Record of Grancrest War (Complete Season 1)A View to a KillThe AnimalAsterix & Obelix: Mission CleopatreBad SantaBarefootThe Big LebowskiThe BountyThe Bourne UltimatumBorn on the Fourth of JulyBroadway Danny Rose CaddyshackCaddyshack IICapoteChaosCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryChasing LibertyDazed and ConfusedDeep Blue SeaDelta FarceDr. NoEquilibriumEscape from AlcatrazField of DreamsFlesh + BloodFoolishFor Your Eyes OnlyFour Weddings and a FuneralFreedomlandFrom Russia with LoveGoldeneyeHairsprayHellboy II: The Golden ArmyHow to DealKingpinLara Croft: Tomb RaiderLars and the Real GirlLicense to KillThe Madness of King GeorgeMarathon ManMetroMississippi BurningMoonrakerMoonstruckMortal KombatMortal Kombat AnnihilationMystic PizzaNext Day AirOld FashionedOn Her Majesty’s Secret ServiceThe Portrait of a LadyThe Purple Rose of CairoThe Quiet OnesRobin Hood: Prince of ThievesThe Royal TenenbaumsSpace JamThe Secret GardenTerminator 2: Judgement DayThe Thomas Crown Affair (1999)The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)The ToyboxThelma & LouiseThree KingsThunderballTomcatsTomorrow Never DiesUnforgettableUniversal SoldierUntamed HeartWayne’s WorldWayne’s World 2Wedding CrashersWes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000While You Were SleepingFebruary 2Cabin FeverPick of the LitterFebruary 3Legion (Complete Season 2)February 4Saints & Sinners (Complete Seasons 1-3)Real Housewives of New York City (Complete Season 10)Dog DaysExperimenterFebruary 5Paid in FullFebruary 8PEN15: Complete Season 1 Premiere (Hulu Original)February 9The Preppie ConnectionFebruary 10The SongFebruary 11All SquareFebruary 14False Flag (Complete Season 2)Zac & Mia (Complete Season 2)February 15Bondi Harvest (Complete Season 1)Jamie’s Quick and Easy (Complete Seasons 1-2)NextFebruary 16Proven Innocent: Series PremiereA Perfect DayFebruary 17The PartyFebruary 18Elvis All-Star Tribute: SpecialThe Sisters BrothersFebruary 20Stan Against Evil (Complete Season 3)February 23Death WishFebruary 25Archer: Danger Island (Complete Season 9)Every DayThe SchoolFebruary 26The Enemy Within (Series Premiere)The Voice (Season 16 Premiere)Three Identical StrangersFebruary 27World of Dance (Season 3 Premiere)TickledFebruary 28Whiskey Cavalier (Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere)Digging for FireThe GuiltyAvailable through the STARZ add-onTangled (February 2)Brave (February 2)Cars 2 (February 9)Toy Story 3 (February 9)Gnomeo & Juliet (February 16)Wreck-It Ralph (February 16)Slender Man (February 23)Available through the HBO add-onO.G. (February 23)Available through the SHOWTIME add-onDesus & Mero: Series Premiere (February 21)American Pie (February 1)American Pie 2 (February 1)American Wedding (February 1)Whitney: Can I Be Me (February 1)More on Geek.com:Amazon’s IMDb Launches Free Movie and TV Streaming ServiceMarvel’s Axed Netflix Shows Could Be Revived by DisneyNetflix Permanently Removes iTunes Billing for New Customers
Hubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring SystemTonight: See Saturn at Its Best and Brightest for the Year Stay on target Saturn’s moon Titan has cold lake shores that might be covered with unearthly, “alien-like” minerals, according to new research recently presented at the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference in Bellevue, Washington.Scientists that have recreated Titan’s conditions in their lab have found new compounds and minerals that aren’t present on our planet, including a co-crystal that contains solid acetylene and butane, said an American Geophysical Union press release. Oddly enough, acetylene and butane exist on Earth in gas form and are typically used for camp stove fuel and welding. However, the team found that on Titan, which experiences frigid temperatures, acetylene and butane solidify and combine together to develop crystals.According to Morgan Cable of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), who presented the new findings at the conference on Monday, the strange mineral might be the culprit for the “bathtub rings” that might exist around Titan’s hydrocarbon lakes. Previous research collected during the Cassini mission demonstrated that lakes in Titan’s dry regions near the equator exhibit signs of leftover evaporated material that resembles rings on a bathtub.The scientists used a custom-built cryostat, a device that keeps things cold, to replicate Titan’s harsh climate in their lab. This cryostat was filled with liquid nitrogen to decrease the temperature, and they slightly heated up the chamber, so the liquid nitrogen turned into a gas, an important component of Titan’s atmosphere. Following this, they threw in methane and ethane, along with other carbon-containing molecules and looked to see if anything developed.Did you know: rain falls on Saturn’s moon Titan? lightning strikes Venus? Neptune’s winds can exceed 1,200 mph?⬡ Saturn’s jet stream is shaped like a hexagon?Here are 10 must-know facts about storms across the solar system: https://t.co/mT1stCYlcp pic.twitter.com/q4RELBeQZ3— NASA Solar System (@NASASolarSystem) May 21, 2019What they found was interesting: Benzene crystals derived from their Titan hydrocarbon mixture. Benzene, a component of gasoline, is a snowflake-shaped molecule. However, Titan benzene was quite different: Unlike regular benzene, which is made out of a hexagonal ring of carbon atoms, the molecules re-arranged themselves to allow ethane molecules inside of it, and this enabled a co-crystal to form.Following this initial Benzene crystal find, the scientists then spotted the acetylene and butane co-crystal, which might be more common on Titan than benzene crystals. Due to Titan’s chilly climate, the acetylene-butane co-crystals could form rings around the moon’s lakes when liquid hydrocarbons evaporate and the minerals fall out, sort of similar to the same way salts can form crusts on the shores of our planet’s lakes and seas.A spacecraft will need to visit Titan’s surface first before scientists can confirm if Titan has “bathtub rings” of co-crystals and other types of hydrocarbon crystals.More on Geek.com:NASA’s Cassini Reveals Disappearing Lakes on Saturn’s Titan MoonNASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Discovers New Sculpting in Saturn’s RingsUnusual Ice Formation on Saturn’s Titan Moon Stretches for Miles
Stay on target Second 18-Foot Python Caught in South FloridaWatch: ‘Fighting’ Male Pythons Spotted By Australian Snake Catcher In Australia, a snake catcher captured a photo of an enormous carpet python chowing down on a duck and it is a nauseating sight.On Monday, Stuart McKenzie of the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, shared an image of the hungry reptile on the company’s Facebook page, which shocked users, The Daily Mail reported. McKenzie received a call from a home in Caloundra, Australia, and when he arrived there, he witnessed the serpent devouring the dead bird for a meal. “It physically restrains it, squeezes the animal, and every time it breathes out it squeezes harder until it’s dead,” McKenzie wrote under the photo on Facebook. “This is one of the largest pythons I have ever seen and would have been around the 3-meter [approximately 10-foot] mark and the duck was the size of a full grown cat and he ate it easily!”McKenzie also urged people to snake-proof their pets’ enclosures, since pythons can eat cats, dogs, and other types of pets, including chickens, in some circumstances.Facebook users responded to the shocking image and expressed their fear and sadness over the incident.“I’d crap myself If I came across something that size,” one user wrote.Another replied, “Nature can be so sad at times.”Pythons are known to eat all types of prey, including other large reptiles: In June, a kayaker in Australia captured pictures of a massive python swallowing an entire crocodile at a swamp. The image, which showed the snake enjoying its meal and slithering away, could be nightmare material. So, pythons will eat all types of food—as long as they can fit it in their mouths.More on Geek.com:Watch: 6-Foot Python Caught Napping on Family’s Outdoor Deck in Australia200-Pound Python Named ‘Ginormica’ Could Reach World-Record Size16-Foot Python, 50 Eggs Removed From Florida Everglades
Georgia Man Catches Gigantic 14-Foot AlligatorHunters Catch ‘Monster’ 13-Foot Alligator in Mississippi River Game wardens are searching for a poacher who killed an alligator and left it floating without its tail in a North Texas lake.On Monday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shared a post about the mutilated reptile on Facebook, offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the individuals responsible for the illegal killing, The Dallas Morning News reported.According to Operation Game Thief officials, the alligator was most likely killed around Thursday. It was discovered dead in Lake Worth, a popular fishing spot in Tarrant County, Texas. Anyone with information on the alligator’s death can call 1-800-792-4263.This isn’t the first time an alligator was harmed in Texas: An alligator with a knife stuck in its head was discovered swimming in a Texas lake in June. Residents in Sugar Land, Texas were outraged when they learned about the injured creature, which was spotted in the neighborhood lake for a few days. A Texas wildlife agency was called to check up on the reptile, which was still moving around with its massive injury.More on Geek.com:Alligator With Knife Stuck in Its Head Found Swimming in Texas LakeFlorida Man Pries Alligator’s Jaws Open to Rescue Dog, Gets BittenWatch: Alligator Crosses Road as Vultures Follow in Florida Stay on target
Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Brian Fritz of Sportingnews.com has a new interview up with recently eliminated WWE Tough Enough finalist Giorgia “GiGi” Piscina. Here are some excerpts from the interview:On the match with Tanner and not being a babyface in the match:“So, we knew what story we were going to tell. We knew that he was the heel and he was going to win. We didn’t speak about our announcements going into the ring. I honestly didn’t even think about it. I like playing a heel. I like playing the b— boss kind of girl. That automatically came to me when Chris Jericho announced my name, I put on that character and I thought oh no. No, that’s not what I’m playing right now. I’m meant to be playing the babyface. So right before the match started I moved to the other character but it was too late. I’d already been announced. It was my mistake but I don’t think that should have cost me the competition to be honest with you. I thought, I know I’ve done incredibly well with all the challenges I’ve won but coming out of this I don’t regret anything because I know I was the strongest girl competitor. I won the most challenges out of the guys and the girls and I really picked everything up fast. I really think I have the full package, I don’t have just one element. What I didn’t have in this competition was the fans. I didn’t have the votes. I think it could have to do with the fact that I’m from Australia. I don’t know. I don’t have that American fan base. But we’ll work on it.”On knowing Amanda prior to Tough Enough:“So we weren’t friends, we knew of each other. We both come from a fitness modeling background and last year I competed at worlds in Las Vegas as a pro bikini model and she was in that competition as well. We didn’t get a chance to speak during that but our paths crossed again. I think we were meant to be friends.”On her future after her Tough Enough elimination:“I’m actually flying back (to Australia) tonight. I’ve been on a temporary working visa with the WWE and it ends soon so I have to go home and find the closest wrestling school and get to work. I’m excited to go home and see my mom and dad, my brothers and sisters, my puppies. It’s the longest I’ve ever been away from home. I’m eager to get back and see them. Everyone has been very supportive and they want me to continue my journey. It’s definitely going to happen. I know of a place back in Brisbane. A friend of mine goes there and the guy who is coaching there has been to Japan and he is very experienced and has had a shot with the WWE before. He’s excited to get me in the ring and show me everything that he knows.”Sportingnews.com: Small mistake leads to Gigi being sent home from WWE ‘Tough Enough’Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror MovieVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Chris Jericho Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Kevin Smith Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Kevin Smith Teases Latest Addition To Cast Of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Now Playing Up Next Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie Google+ Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha
During tonight’s WWE Smackdown Live from Boston, the second half of the Superstar Shake Up took place featuring new talents making the jump to Smackdown Live.Here is the full list of names that will now be part of Smackdown going forward.1. WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens2. Sami Zayn3. Primo4. Epico5. Jinder Mahal6. Tamina7. Charlotte8. Sin Cara9. Rusev10. Lana11. Big E12. Kofi Kingston13. Xavier Woods14. Byron Saxton (commentary)You can view clips below of the reveals courtesy of WWE.”I am here to be the NEW face of AMERICA!” – #USChampion @FightOwensFight #SDLive #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/8rul1rRzrd— WWE (@WWE) April 12, 2017 Twitter Now Playing Up Next 7 COMMENTS April 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm Facebook Ladies and gentlemen, the newest acquisition of #SDLive’s Women’s division…@MsCharlotteWWE! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/X4pJYp7vLH— WWE (@WWE) April 12, 2017 Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Gerald Bocook Was Smackdown that far ahead of RAW that RAW got some of SD’s top guys but SD got RAW’s garbage? (except Charlotte) Kofi and Rusev are currently injured. Doesn’t make much sense to me. WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:30 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 Videos Articles Videos Articles Xavier Woods Jim Bilbee KO grow ur beard back Gerald Bocook Comments are closed. That’s a fair point that I hadn’t considered. IT’S A NEW DAY ON #SDLIVE, YES IT IS! @XavierWoodsPhD @TrueKofi @WWEBigE #SuperstarShakeUp pic.twitter.com/k4hstYSp9A— WWE (@WWE) April 12, 2017 Right only major guy Smackdown got was Owens and Charlotte for the Women. Miz was a key part of Smackdown as was Bray and Ambrose Oh, Tamina’s back. Good to see her show up for her semi-annual appearance in-between injuries. Now Playing Up Next April 12, 2017 at 10:06 am Now Playing Up Next Mat Thompson April 12, 2017 at 2:11 pm Many WWE Stars Want To Go To AEW April 12, 2017 at 3:16 am New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions The Miz April 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm Google+ WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes April 12, 2017 at 9:29 pm Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Yeah, I’m pretty sure she didn’t take any time off when her father passed away. Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next aces Shawn Rico #USChampion @FightOwensFight isn’t alone in joining #SDLive…His former friend-turned-bitter enemy @iLikeSamiZayn is HERE! pic.twitter.com/SR6PiWoDgX— WWE (@WWE) April 12, 2017 Tamina on RAW to battle Jax makes sense ,but not to SD to be a Jax knockoff Triple H Jim Bilbee Pinterest The #SuperstarShakeup continues as @WWE_Primo and @WWEEpico arrive on #SDLive to attack #AmericanAlpha! #ShiningStars pic.twitter.com/BTuncUK9iZ— WWE (@WWE) April 12, 2017 April 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
FEDERAL WAY — Police are investigating an explosive device that was found in a piece of furniture at a yard sale in a Federal Way neighborhood.KOMO-TV reports that a bomb squad blew up the device Monday night. It was so powerful it shook homes for several blocks, set off car alarms and rattled windows.Theo Butler, the man who found the device, says his mother-in-law left an armoire out during a yard sale, but it started to rain a few days so ago so they brought it inside.The cabinet was empty before the sale, but they discovered inside a yellow propane tank with wires connected to it. Butler thought it was a bomb and called police.Police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock says the Bomb Disposal Unit determined the device was a camp-stove size propane tank that contained black powder, a plastic cap and a long fuse. She says if the fuse had been lit, it most likely would have exploded. The bomb unit used its standard protocol to make the device safe.
Support for Early Learning and Families will rally for improved access to early childhood education at a forum Thursday.The Our Children Can’t Wait movement’s Call to Action Forum will discuss solutions to Clark County’s low-rate of school readiness for its youngest learners: infants and children up to the age of 5.The forum follows the release this year of the “State of Our Children and Families Report,” which found that 43 percent of Clark County children aren’t ready for kindergarten on the first day. That’s slightly lower than the state average of 47 percent.SELF Director Debbie Ham noted that the report “detailed where our community’s greatest disparities exist: children living in poverty, homeless, Latino and those for whom English is not their first language.”The forum is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Clark College Gaiser Hall at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.Ridgefield School District Superintendent Nathan McCann, Vancouver City Councilor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and a panel of parents and child care officials will present at the forum. There will also be roundtable discussions, and participants will sign an “action pledge” at the end.The event is free, but participants must register by Sunday.Visit earlylearningcalltoaction.bpt.me to sign up. To read the full “State of Our Children and Families” report, visit selfwa.org.
NEW YORK — Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet.The sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to focus on the hottest-selling sneakers, slash the number of styles it offers and sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring in which it also will cut about 1,400 jobs.Nike said the moves will help it offer products to customers faster as it is facing increasing competition from smaller brands and premium labels. Another problem: The running and basketball shoes Nike is famous for may be outdated.More people are choosing fashion over function, with sales of classic sneakers industrywide climbing 26 percent last year, according to research from The NPD Group. Meanwhile, sales of running performance sneakers were flat and sales of basketball performance sneakers dropped, according to the same report.“Nike missed the fashion shift away from performance basketball to retro,” said Matt Powell, the sports industry analyst at NPD. “They still have not caught up.”Adidas, whose casual Stan Smith shoes have become popular again, has made a push to increase sales in the U.S. The German company said last month that first-quarter revenue in North America jumped 31 percent from a year before. And on the high end, Neiman Marcus noted to investors last week that sneakers, with an average retail price of $360 per pair, have become a significant business as shoppers focus on a more casual lifestyle.