US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted

All entries submitted to the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, between October 3 and 10 have been lost due to a technical glitch. Individuals who submitted applications during these dates are directed to reapply. “Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system;… Continue reading “US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted”

MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances

Unless you live, well, under a tree, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” What you probably haven’t heard is that financial experts say expressions like this one — even when intended to motivate people to work hard — can actually have a negative impact on how people view money. Here’s why: Money… Continue reading “MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances”

Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

Many retailers will once again start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, but dozens of stores are choosing to keep their doors shut this year. The retailers that are staying closed on Thanksgiving will let their employees spend the holiday with family and friends. RELATED: 25 secret Black Friday shopping tips revealed These retailers won’t… Continue reading “Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year”

Australia sends naval support to Vanuatu’s volcano island

Australia has sent a naval ship to help evacuate thousands of people from Vanuatu’s Ambae island, where a volcano is threatening a major eruption. The Vanuatu government announced last week that all 11,000 residents on Ambae — in the north of the Pacific archipelago — would be moved, after the Manaro Voui volcano rumbled to life… Continue reading “Australia sends naval support to Vanuatu’s volcano island”

O.J. Simpson released from Nevada prison

LAS VEGAS — Former football star O.J. Simpson was released from a Nevada prison early Sunday after serving nine years in prison for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas. The onetime football legend whose earlier murder trial in Los Angeles inspired years of debate over race and justice was paroled only minutes after… Continue reading “O.J. Simpson released from Nevada prison”

Fighter jets, drones on table as Mattis visits key ally India

Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan’s security challenges look set to dominate the agenda when US Defence Secretary James Mattis visits India this week. Mattis is scheduled to arrive in Delhi late Monday and is set to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his new defence minister in the first visit by… Continue reading “Fighter jets, drones on table as Mattis visits key ally India”

US to Provide $32M in Humanitarian Aid to Rohingya Muslims

The United States is set to contribute $32 million worth of humanitarian aid to help the Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. The U.S. aid package — the first major response from the Trump administration to the situation in Myanmar — will include food, medical supplies, water and emergency shelter, along with… Continue reading “US to Provide $32M in Humanitarian Aid to Rohingya Muslims”

Truck follows GPS directions onto boardwalk, leaving trail of damage behind

VENTNOR CITY — A tractor-trailer driver found himself in an unusual situation Wednesday morning because of what the driver said was a GPS error. Ventnor City Police Chief Doug Biagi said an officer spotted an 18-wheel tractor trailer the near Washington Avenue section of the Boardwalk around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. “It is something that I haven’t… Continue reading “Truck follows GPS directions onto boardwalk, leaving trail of damage behind”

Wild elephants kill two Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Wild elephants trampled two elderly Rohingya refugees to death Monday as they slept underneath a plastic sheet near a forest in Bangladesh, police said. The incident occurred on the outskirts of Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district, where tens of thousands of Rohingya have set up makeshift shelters since fleeing violence across the border in… Continue reading “Wild elephants kill two Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh”

Sign Language Interpreter Warned Of Bears, Monsters During Hurricane Irma Update

Apparently, Marshall Greene is not so fluent in American sign language. Source: AL.com Officials in Manatee County, Florida are under fire after an interpreter for the deaf warned about pizza and monsters during an emergency briefing related to Hurricane Irma. The interpreter, Marshall Greene, a lifeguard for the county, has a brother who is deaf, according… Continue reading “Sign Language Interpreter Warned Of Bears, Monsters During Hurricane Irma Update”

‘El Grito’ From El Zocalo Live Stream: Watch Mexican Independence Celebrations!

¡Viva México! is what you’ll be hearing all day today if you are celebrating the Independence Day of our neighbors down south. The traditional celebration has all of the Mexican citizens gathering at the Zócalo plaza in México City. The President then does what is called “El Grito” based on “El Grito De Dolores” which is… Continue reading “‘El Grito’ From El Zocalo Live Stream: Watch Mexican Independence Celebrations!”

Another London attack exposes terrorist’s social media recruiting

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2017 – Calling the Parson Green subway attack “cowardly” Prime Minister Teresa May is face the fifth terrorist attack in London this year. May said after an emergency cabinet meeting that the nation’s threat level is at “severe.” The public should remain vigilant, she said. This latest attack sent 22 people to the… Continue reading “Another London attack exposes terrorist’s social media recruiting”

North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said, its latest provocation amid high tensions over its banned weapons programmes. The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the country over its ballistic missile and… Continue reading “North Korea fires missile over Japan”

Amazon deletes one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’

Hillary Clinton may have written the best book of the year – if you go by the reviews on Amazon. “What Happened,” the former Democratic presidential nominee’s tell-all about the 2016 presidential race, currently boasts an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. The only problem is, Amazon admitted to deleting negative reviews that apparently… Continue reading “Amazon deletes one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’”

McDonald’s employee gives birth and tries to flush infant down toilet, DA says

LOS ANGELES — A McDonald’s cashier is facing an attempted murder charge after giving birth to a boy while at work and then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet inside the Redwood City, Calif., restaurant, prosecutors said. Sarah Lockner was working as a cashier at the McDonald’s restaurant on the evening of Sept. 4… Continue reading “McDonald’s employee gives birth and tries to flush infant down toilet, DA says”

The eight people brutally murdered during Sunday Night Football in Texas have been identified

One of the most horrific mass murders in recent memory took place at a home in Plano, Texas on Sunday, as friends who had gathered to enjoy each other’s company and welcome back the football season with some Giants-Cowboys action were brutally gunned down by the estranged husband of their friend. RELATED: 8 people are dead… Continue reading “The eight people brutally murdered during Sunday Night Football in Texas have been identified”

12-year-old swims to raise funds for diabetes research

A 12-year-old Lehigh County girl aims to raise thousands for diabetes research by getting her feet wet. Courtesy photo Last year, Carly Lenett of Macungie raised $70,000 with the help of matching funds from the Helmsley Family Trust to help children with diabetes. This year, she wants to aim even higher — with a goal to… Continue reading “12-year-old swims to raise funds for diabetes research”

Don’t blame food stamps for obesity in America

By Tasia Smith, Evergreen Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Oregon. Despite the stereotypes, most obese Americans aren’t poor. U.S. Department of Agriculture, CC BY-SA Politicians and scholars sometimes cast obesity as a problem that largely afflicts the poor. But as most obese adults aren’t poor and most low-income adults aren’t obese, this is a… Continue reading “Don’t blame food stamps for obesity in America”

How I Took Up My Cross While Struggling with Anxiety and Depression

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).… Continue reading “How I Took Up My Cross While Struggling with Anxiety and Depression”

Free Solar Panels to Be Installed on 800K Low-income UK Households

Over 800,000 low-income houses in England and Wales are to have free solar panels installed on their rooves over the course of the next five years. The $208 million (£160 million) initiative, which is being financed by the Dutch firm Maas Capital, is expected to save the residents an average of $312 (£240) on their energy… Continue reading “Free Solar Panels to Be Installed on 800K Low-income UK Households”

Joel Osteen makes haste to save face on “GMA”

Houston Pastor Joel Osteen tried to bring his whirlwind week of bad public relations to a close on Wednesday in an early morning interview with “Good Morning America.” As Hurricane Harvey slammed the streets of Houston, Texas, Osteen was criticized for not opening the doors to his stadium-size church. Osteen flashed his trademark smile as he… Continue reading “Joel Osteen makes haste to save face on “GMA””

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announce the newest member of the Facebook family

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their second daughter, August, on Monday. “Childhood is magical,” Zuckerberg wrote in a letter to his newborn daughter. “You only get to be a child once, so don’t spend it worrying too much about the future. You’ve got us for that, and we’ll do everything… Continue reading “Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announce the newest member of the Facebook family”

Joel Osteen responds to criticisms for not opening his church as a hurricane shelter

By Jennifer Brett, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Author and evangelist Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Houston’s Lakewood Church, is responding after getting some criticism after posting messages of prayer on social media. Many have posted on social media demanding to know why the megachurch hasn’t been turned into a shelter for storm refugees. RELATED: Joel Osteen’s Houston… Continue reading “Joel Osteen responds to criticisms for not opening his church as a hurricane shelter”

Professor fired after Hurricane Harvey ‘karma’ tweet

A visiting assistant professor at the University of Tampa was “relieved of duty” after describing the destruction from Hurricane Harvey as “instant karma” for Texans who voted Republican last year, the school said Tuesday. Kenneth Storey, whose LinkedIn profile says he lives in Winter Park, Fla., and also teaches at Hillsborough Community College, ignited online outrage… Continue reading “Professor fired after Hurricane Harvey ‘karma’ tweet”

How to get out of debt in 5 simple steps

Being in debt can be a stressful experience. No matter what your circumstance is, if you signed for a loan, you are obligated to pay it back even if you have a life-altering experience like losing a job, getting into an accident, or even if you have increased expenses due to having a child. Sometimes debt… Continue reading “How to get out of debt in 5 simple steps”

Follow these 2 easy steps to start saving more money today

Americans have never been known to be great savers — and it’s not that people don’t understand the importance, it’s just not a top priority for most people. New data shows that nearly 25% of American adults have nothing saved for an emergency. What’s worse is that about 32% of people between the ages of 53… Continue reading “Follow these 2 easy steps to start saving more money today”

Price of Cigarettes in New York to Soar to Nation’s Highest

The price of a pack of cigarettes has skyrocketed in New York City, while the number of places they are available for sale is set to fall. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday signed a sweeping series of anti-smoking bills, part of a comprehensive effort to help reduce the number of smokers in the… Continue reading “Price of Cigarettes in New York to Soar to Nation’s Highest”

Rats are overrunning our suburban North Jersey neighborhood, residents say

WALDWICK — Residents in one North Jersey town have reported that rats are infesting their neighborhood, NorthJersey.com said. Lucy Wanklin, a 31-year-resident, told the publication that she and her husband trapped and killed 33 of the rodents in about 10 days. The rats were first noticed in the spring when resident Annie Hall opened her shed… Continue reading “Rats are overrunning our suburban North Jersey neighborhood, residents say”

Greg Abbott, Texas governor, activates entire state National Guard for Harvey recovery efforts

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday activated the entire Texas National Guard – some 12,000 personnel – to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other officials. “It is imperative that we do everything possible to protect the lives and safety of people across the state of Texas as… Continue reading “Greg Abbott, Texas governor, activates entire state National Guard for Harvey recovery efforts”

Watch Woman Gift Drenched Reporter a 6-pack of Beer as Thank You For Hurricane Coverage

This unidentified woman is redefining the meaning of the phrase “southern hospitality”. Fox News reporter Casey Stegall was in Galveston, Texas last week reporting on the progress of Hurricane Harvey when a woman runs into the camera shot and hands him a 6-pack of Galveston Island Brewing’s Tiki Wheat beer. She then gave him a quick… Continue reading “Watch Woman Gift Drenched Reporter a 6-pack of Beer as Thank You For Hurricane Coverage”

10 things that are cheaper at Whole Foods today, thanks to Amazon

All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check in every Monday as he puts new and familiar savings strategies to the test. Sign up for our newsletter to have these stories delivered to your inbox! America’s grocery price war is getting… Continue reading “10 things that are cheaper at Whole Foods today, thanks to Amazon”

2 year old dies as mom sat high on drugs in car’s front seat, officials say

ALLOWAY TWP. — A woman who passed out after taking drugs has been charged in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who remained unattended for hours Saturday in her car seat and somehow fatally injured herself, authorities said. Deanna J. Joseph, 39, was charged with second-degree child endangerment after she called 911 around 9:45 p.m. from… Continue reading “2 year old dies as mom sat high on drugs in car’s front seat, officials say”

Trump ending restrictions on grants of military gear to local police

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will again allow the Pentagon to distribute surplus armored vehicles, grenade launchers and large-caliber weapons to local police, as well as make it easier for law enforcement agencies to obtain military-grade explosives and drones, administration officials said. Although the Defense Department controls the military surplus program, the policy reversal was announced… Continue reading “Trump ending restrictions on grants of military gear to local police”

The opioid epidemic is finally a national emergency – eight years too late

By Erin Winstanley, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, West Virginia University. People without ID, like Steven Kemp, are sometimes turned away from the country’s already threadbare system of drug treatment centers. Matt Rourke/AP Photo “It has been many long, hard, agonizing battles for the last few years and you fought like a warrior every step of the… Continue reading “The opioid epidemic is finally a national emergency – eight years too late”

More than 30 people shot in Chicago this weekend

CHICAGO — Violence in Chicago over the weekend dropped sharply from a week before, but there were still 32 people shot in the city, six of them fatally, including a 16-year-old boy. The previous weekend, at least 63 people were shot and eight of them were killed, according to police. It was the most violent weekend… Continue reading “More than 30 people shot in Chicago this weekend”

Indian Guru Jailed for 10 Years for Rape

A controversial Indian guru has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape. Ahead of his sentencing Monday, thousands of his supporters left his headquarters in Sirsa, in northern India Sunday, ending a tense standoff with soldiers. In this May 17, 2017 photo, the Indian spiritual guru, who calls himself Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim… Continue reading “Indian Guru Jailed for 10 Years for Rape”

“You need help!” — Judge drops gavel on woman who had sex with a dog as her man looked on

Rachael Harris, 20, of Curwensville, Pa., was slammed by a judge in court as “sick” after pleading guilty to four counts of producing obscene material and eight counts of summary cruelty to animals — charges dating back November 2015 — for having sex with a dog while her husband observed and recorded it on camera. RELATED:… Continue reading ““You need help!” — Judge drops gavel on woman who had sex with a dog as her man looked on”

For a ‘dreamer,’ the future rests on Trump’s stroke of a pen

Tomas Pendola, a chemistry teacher at one of Florida’s best high schools, arrived in Miami at the age of 10 and now feels more American than Argentinian. But his way of life and his plans for the future could vanish with a stroke of Donald Trump’s pen. The president on Tuesday could scrap the so-called DACA… Continue reading “For a ‘dreamer,’ the future rests on Trump’s stroke of a pen”

9 fun things in Honolulu: Seattle Times food writer finds old favorites and new

HONOLULU — This city isn’t most travelers’ postcard vision of Hawaiian paradise, with waves lapping at a tranquil beach and a bungalow surrounded by lush foliage in the background. The city looks startling flying in, a slew of tall buildings crowding around the harbor’s azure waters. The tourism of Waikiki, Honolulu’s famous beach district, centers on… Continue reading “9 fun things in Honolulu: Seattle Times food writer finds old favorites and new”

Golden Spike Metaphors and Meanings for Our Time: The Detangler

We’ll avoid the babble about James Comey as the troubled Hamlet and man who knew too much. We’ll even take a pass on the “gimme” that was handed to us by Rachel Maddow’s answer to Bernie Sander’s question Monday night, when he got into the media monopoly scene, and she acknowledged that NBC is owned by… Continue reading “Golden Spike Metaphors and Meanings for Our Time: The Detangler”

Meet the liberal press

CNN’s Don Lemon made national headlines just recently when he refused to cover Susan Rice, and the matter of her unmasking of names of those tied to President Donald Trump. He said it was a non-story – and the conservative world, rightly so, reacted with accusations of bias. That fiasco came on the heels of MSNBC’s… Continue reading “Meet the liberal press”

Your robot always dropping stuff? Try these gecko-inspired pads

Researchers have created a new family of grippers inspired by the gecko’s ridiculously adhesive toes. These pads could be used to improve object handling on the production line or allow robots to better interact with the world. The gripper holding a flask of orange juice. Image credits Sukho Song. It’s easy to take gripping for granted,… Continue reading “Your robot always dropping stuff? Try these gecko-inspired pads”

Man Allegedly Finds 2 Geckos In His Beer, Sues Heineken

A California man sued Heineken, claiming he found two geckos in his beer can. However, the tables turned and the beer company claimed the man was crying wolf. George Toubbeh, 49, said he found the two reptiles in a Heineken beer can he bought in August 2015 from a supermarket in Fountain Valley. He filed a… Continue reading “Man Allegedly Finds 2 Geckos In His Beer, Sues Heineken”

‘Money Monster’ and the PSE

Hollywood has never been flattering to Wall Street. Perhaps, the first in 1932 was The Crash, a story about the philandering wife of a stockbroker who trades marital infidelity for hot tips on the market from other investment gurus. Reading the lines from some of the most notable films gives you a clear idea of what… Continue reading “‘Money Monster’ and the PSE”

Cops seize $200K in drugs, arrest 3 in Trenton heroin mill raids

TRENTON — Authorities seized $200,000 in raw heroin in a raids targeting a Trenton heroin mill that led to three arrests following a four month investigation, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced. The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force conducted the raids Monday following the investigation dubbed “Operation Johnny Be Good,” which included undercover purchases of heroin… Continue reading “Cops seize $200K in drugs, arrest 3 in Trenton heroin mill raids”

Unique islands, unique biodiversity

A group of islands-Gigantes Islands, or Islas de Gigantes in the municipality of Carles in Iloilo province-is known for its rich fishing ground. Lately, hordes of tourists in Carles visit Gigantes, which beauty was discovered by local and foreign tourists through word of mouth in the course of relief operations in the aftermath of Supertyphoon Yolanda… Continue reading “Unique islands, unique biodiversity”

Size Matters When It Comes To Extinction Threat

Even as scientists have warned that a sixth mass extinction may be coming — with over 30 percent of all vertebrate species declining in numbers over the past 25 years — researchers who carried out a global analysis of thousands of species have found that body size of vertebrate species is an important factor in determining… Continue reading “Size Matters When It Comes To Extinction Threat”

China to play big role at UK fest

An actor performs on stage during a production of Titus Andronicus 2.0. [Photo provided to China Daily] In August, the focus of the international arts world turns to Edinburgh, where Chinese acts will play a major role at the Edinburgh Festival. More than a dozen performers from China will put on shows throughout the month at… Continue reading “China to play big role at UK fest”

The Great Run XII, Part I

Things do not always go according to plan. They sometimes veer off the charted path in a nice way, they sometimes do so in a not-so-nice way and they sometimes end up with the directors of the Great Run completing their own event in several different vehicles as a direct result of a series of curious… Continue reading “The Great Run XII, Part I”

Father is the Blood, Mother is the Wine

On the long, stifling nights when her father was out in the mines and her mother was defeated by sleep, the young Tagalog girl would feel her way towards a corner of their hut where a big storage basket was kept. When she was certain that nothing alive was awake-including the big grey gecko that lived… Continue reading “Father is the Blood, Mother is the Wine”

East Brunswick stem cell donor meets woman whose life he saved

It’s been a productive year for Harvey Pava, a 27-year-old resident of East Brunswick: He created one life, and saved another. Six months ago he became a father when his son, Oliver, was born and on Oct. 29 he met the 42-year-old Long Island woman whose life he saved by donating his stem cells. “I try… Continue reading “East Brunswick stem cell donor meets woman whose life he saved”

Accounting ethics: What’s that?!

To some people, the term ‘accounting ethics’ might sound like an oxymoron. ‘Managements are prepared to commit fraud, especially in times of crisis, right?’ one might say. ‘Isn’t greed the foundation of business, as Gordon Gecko said.’ another might retort. Pakaluk and Cheffers, in their text Understanding Accounting Ethics, make the following important claims, among others:… Continue reading “Accounting ethics: What’s that?!”

China will play a big role at the Edinburgh Festival

An artist in Wu Opera costume from Struggle, which runs from Aug 21 to Aug 28. [Photo/China Daily] In August, the focus of the international arts world turns to Edinburgh, where Chinese acts will play a major role at the Edinburgh Festival. More than a dozen performers from China will put on shows throughout the month… Continue reading “China will play a big role at the Edinburgh Festival”

Auto review: McLaren 570GT: Laughing all the way through the bank account

McLaren decided a while back that it wanted to increase sales by offering a more affordable sports car. It worked — at least for people who think a base price of $200,000 is affordable. The addition of the 570 “sports” series to its 670 “super” series and P1 “ultimate” series vehicles doubled McLaren sales in a… Continue reading “Auto review: McLaren 570GT: Laughing all the way through the bank account”

Being content with one’s lot

Miketz | Genesis 41:1-44:17 Pharaoh dreams of seven lean cows devouring seven fat cows and seven thin ears of grain consuming seven healthy ears. He is disturbed by his dreams, but none of his magicians can interpret them. The chief cupbearer now remembers Joseph and his ability to interpret dreams. Pharaoh sends for Joseph, who tells… Continue reading “Being content with one’s lot”

Former McDonald’s Employees Reveal The Secret Behind Your Fries Order

A recent Ask Reddit thread called “What did your job want you to hide from customers?” became a lot more interesting after a former anonymous McDonald’s employee revealed interesting information on how his then manager taught him and his colleagues to rip customers off their fries order and how they would create imaginary employees to blame… Continue reading “Former McDonald’s Employees Reveal The Secret Behind Your Fries Order”

The WireX Botnet: An example of cross-organizational cooperation

body as the attack command. Based on observed samples, a payload from the C2 looks like this: Introduction On August 17th, 2017, multiple Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and content providers were subject to significant attacks from a botnet dubbed WireX. The botnet is named for an anagram for one of the delimiter strings in its command… Continue reading “The WireX Botnet: An example of cross-organizational cooperation”

How Autonomous Cars Will Transform Everyday Life

Meat Loaf’s classic song “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” will soon seem downright prehistoric—a tune from back when people had to sneak sex in parked cars. In the age of autonomous vehicles, experts are worried that we’ll be having all kinds of sex in moving cars. Randy teens might order a driverless Uber SUV with tinted… Continue reading “How Autonomous Cars Will Transform Everyday Life”

Mexican authorities seize illicit alcohol in crackdown at resorts

Mexican authorities swept through 31 resorts, restaurants and nightclubs in Cancun and Playa del Carmen in recent days, suspending operations at two for unsanitary alcohol and in the process discovered a sketchy manufacturer that was supplying tourist hot spots. Regulators seized 10,000 gallons of illicit alcohol from the company, noting its “bad manufacturing practices,” according to… Continue reading “Mexican authorities seize illicit alcohol in crackdown at resorts”

This spacecraft is thinner than a human hair and can capture space debris

Earth’s orbit is becoming dangerously crowded with space junk. An artist’s rendition of a Brane Craft capturing space debris. The Aerospace Corporation Last year, the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite collided with a tiny chunk of debris. Fortunately, the resulting damage to its solar panel turned out to be minor. But it got lucky. If the… Continue reading “This spacecraft is thinner than a human hair and can capture space debris”

$4 Billion Medication Adherence Systems, Technologies and Global Markets to 2022

DUBLIN, October 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The “Medication Adherence: Systems, Technologies and Global Markets” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. Pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare providers are turning to medication adherence systems and software application to deal with the current challenges associated with medication non-adherence. Dispensing cabinets & dispensers automate the management and… Continue reading “$4 Billion Medication Adherence Systems, Technologies and Global Markets to 2022”

Moth eyes lead to glare-less phone screens

Sometimes, nature provides the most unexpected inspiration. In this case, researchers studied moth eyes to develop better phone screens. A moth eye in close zoom. Notice the dimples – they do all the magic, as you’ll see if you read on. Image via Pixabay. Nothing spells “First world problem” like phone glare. Sure, you have this… Continue reading “Moth eyes lead to glare-less phone screens”

Mozilla Firefox offline Installer

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How Humans Have Affected Evolution

Evolution doesn’t have to take millions of years. New research shows that a type of lizard living on man-made islands in Brazil has developed a larger head than its mainland cousins in a period of only 15 years. The group of insect-eating geckos from the species Gymnodactylus amarali was isolated from the rest of the population… Continue reading “How Humans Have Affected Evolution”

White Nationalist Rep Steve King Announces Annual ‘Peasant Hunt’ With Don Jr.

Infamous Trump lickboot and white nationalist Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) went all 2A yesterday on innocent peasants. At least, that’s what he crowed about on Twitter: Might wanna keep guns away from these guys, they keep shooting themselves in the foot. #PeasantHunt pic.twitter.com/EbSygesP6G – 👻Scary Kurt 👻 (@horrorpalooza) October 29, 2017 The Twitterati among us will… Continue reading “White Nationalist Rep Steve King Announces Annual ‘Peasant Hunt’ With Don Jr.”

School for refugee minors on Greek island

Attempting to give young unaccompanied refugees a sense of normality – a new school on the Greek island of Lesbos is teaching Greek, English, mathematics and music to some 150 young people. Gecko Kids, named after the lizard, opened its doors in August. The youngsters range in age from 12 to 17 and come from some… Continue reading “School for refugee minors on Greek island”

Biggest and smallest creatures at top risk of extinction: study

Animals on both the large and small side of the spectrum face the most risk of extinction — but for very different reasons, each with vast consequences for the planet, researchers said Monday. For big creatures — including whale sharks, Atlantic sturgeon, Somali ostriches, Chinese giant salamanders and Komodo dragons — people are the top threat… Continue reading “Biggest and smallest creatures at top risk of extinction: study”

Asics GT-2000 5 Trail – Mens Trail Running Shoes – Carbon/Mid Grey/Green Gecko

The Asics GT-2000 5 Trail men’s trail running shoes give you the awesome features of the GT-2000 but with a tough design for adventure seekers to take your ride off-road. The Comfordry sockliner keeps your feet in healthy conditions with anti-microbial properties for a cool, fresh feel. You get a smooth transition and protection from shock… Continue reading “Asics GT-2000 5 Trail – Mens Trail Running Shoes – Carbon/Mid Grey/Green Gecko”

Mizuno Wave Horizon – Mens Running Shoes – Griffin/Green Gecko

The horizon is the limit with the Mizuno Wave Horizon men’s running shoes, delivering a super supportive ride with premium cushioning. New to this season, you’ll love taking advantage of the full length Wave Plate that increases stability of forefoot and midfoot. Teamed up with the U4icX platform, you get a cushioned transition and silky smooth… Continue reading “Mizuno Wave Horizon – Mens Running Shoes – Griffin/Green Gecko”

Climate change causes ‘mass extinction’ of geckos 35 million years ago

A sudden drop in global temperatures 35 million years ago caused a mass extinction of geckos in Australia, scientists revealed on Thursday. Biologists from the Australian National University (ANU) discovered that, at the same time Australia split from Antarctica, a “dramatic” climate change event occurred, causing the mass extinction of the pygopodoid gecko. The ANU’s lead… Continue reading “Climate change causes ‘mass extinction’ of geckos 35 million years ago”

My wife grabbed my testicles, I was crying and begging but she refused to let go -75-yr-old tells court

A seventy-five -year-old businessman, Moshood Adedapo, has approached an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State, to end his marriage to his wife, Balikis, for allegedly grabbing and twisting his scrotum. Adedapo told the court that his wife, Balikis, with whom he had three children in their 20-year-old marriage, was threatening to kill him. ‘Whenever my wife… Continue reading “My wife grabbed my testicles, I was crying and begging but she refused to let go -75-yr-old tells court”

Asics Gel DS Racer 11 – Mens Running Shoes – Green Gecko/Black/Safety Yellow

If you live and breathe to race (or just love to do it for fun!) the Asics Gel DS Racer 11 men’s running shoes are the ultimate performance enhancing design in a feather-light package. The upper features minimal seams and material overlays for an enhanced fit and freedom to move. Asics have loaded up these machines… Continue reading “Asics Gel DS Racer 11 – Mens Running Shoes – Green Gecko/Black/Safety Yellow”

Last chance to vote for N.J.’s Top Pet

All week, readers have been casting their votes to have their say in our New Jersey’s Top Pet competition, pushing retrievers, long and shorthaired cats, a rabbit and a gecko up the ranks. Now, we’re just about wrapping up the voting period and moving on to determining which animals will be our 10 finalists in four… Continue reading “Last chance to vote for N.J.’s Top Pet”

Last chance to enter N.J.’s Top Pet competition

Do you firmly believe that you live with New Jersey’s Top Pet? It’s time to let everyone know. There’s still time to enter your pet cat, dog, pig, gecko, horse or other animal in our New Jersey’s Top Pet competition. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. today, Friday, May 12. Since the competition’s launch on May 1,… Continue reading “Last chance to enter N.J.’s Top Pet competition”

Biggest and smallest animals at most risk

MIAMI, Florida – Animals on both the large and small side of the spectrum face the most risk of extinction – but for very different reasons, each with vast consequences for the planet, researchers said on Monday. For big creatures – including whale sharks, Atlantic sturgeon, Somali ostriches, Chinese giant salamanders and Komodo dragons – people… Continue reading “Biggest and smallest animals at most risk”

Rocket Miner – Endless gold rush is a mix of runner and space games

Budapest, Hungary – Heliox Media, an independent developer of casual games, today is pleased to announce the release of Rocket Miner – Endless gold rush in space 1.1, their new casual game title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In Rocket Miner, players must test their fast reactions to survive the asteroid field while collecting… Continue reading “Rocket Miner – Endless gold rush is a mix of runner and space games”

Mizuno Wave Catalyst 2 – Mens Running Shoes – Blue Print/Green Gecko

The Mizuno Wave Catalyst 2 men’s running shoes are high performance speed machines for a lightweight ride. The engineered mesh upper guarantees a glove-like fit from the Wave Catalyst and a secure feel so the shoe will never go flying off when you’re launching off the starting blocks. They’re perfect to provide extra support to hard-working… Continue reading “Mizuno Wave Catalyst 2 – Mens Running Shoes – Blue Print/Green Gecko”

This 15-year-old wants to teach you about animals via YouTube

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Cole Shirk wants to teach you everything he knows about animals via his YouTube channel, where he’s posted more than 120 videos during the past two years. “I hope to educate more people about animals. There are a lot of people who don’t know a whole lot,” Cole said. “I want to teach… Continue reading “This 15-year-old wants to teach you about animals via YouTube”

New gecko species can literally squirm right out of its skin

Naked mole rat, eat your heart out Frank Glaw, 2016 Geckolepis megalepis This nocturnal gecko has huge distinctive scales covering most of its body Deep in the sharp limestone ridges and thick vegetation that define Madagascar’s Ankarana National Park, a predator stalks its prey. It lunges forward, biting down on a tasty gecko morsel, only to… Continue reading “New gecko species can literally squirm right out of its skin”

New Fish-Scale Gecko Species Discovered in Madagascar

Even as the diversity of known life-forms on Earth, especially the bigger animals, is increasingly shrinking for a variety of mostly anthropogenic, or human-made reasons — from habitat destruction to poaching and everything in between — there is at least a modicum of pleasure to be found in the discovery of new species that coinhabit the… Continue reading “New Fish-Scale Gecko Species Discovered in Madagascar”

Brooks Ravenna 8 – Mens Running Shoes – Electric Blue Lemonade/Black/Green Gecko

Energise your ride with the Brooks Ravenna 8 men’s running shoes, delivering a spring-loaded step with responsive cushioning. These supportive new kicks let you go the distance in comfort. The reinvented upper delivers a smooth forefoot fit. BioMoGo DNA gives you a personalised ride by adapting to your running cycle, unique stride and weight, so it… Continue reading “Brooks Ravenna 8 – Mens Running Shoes – Electric Blue Lemonade/Black/Green Gecko”

Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Review: Everything Wrong With The First Episode

Netflix’s Iron Fist is a really bad television show. I had high hopes since Luke Cage was so enjoyable to watch from kickass start start to explosive finish, but Iron Fist let me down. The characters are all as bland as saltine crackers, the fight scenes are uninspired and filled with terrible CGI and I really… Continue reading “Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Review: Everything Wrong With The First Episode”

Gecko-inspired ‘Velcro’ could help cleanup our growing space junk problem

Hao Jiang, graduate student at Stanford shows a basketball being gripped by the gecko-inspired adhesive. Stanford is experimenting with a new space-gripping technology that might rid the planet’s orbit of the millions and millions of debris collectively known as ‘space junk’. Though tiny, the debris travel at phenomenal relative velocities and any impact with a satellite… Continue reading “Gecko-inspired ‘Velcro’ could help cleanup our growing space junk problem”

Interview with Mark Scherz, the discoverer of the gecko that sheds its scales

Mark Scherz’s discovery of a gecko with huge scales that detach to escape predators made it on all of the major news sources last week, including BBC, the New York Times, The Washington Post, and ZMEScience. We managed to pin him down to discuss this unique little gecko from Madagascar. It turns out that sexy isn’t… Continue reading “Interview with Mark Scherz, the discoverer of the gecko that sheds its scales”

Newly discovered ‘escape artist’ gecko species evades predators by shedding its scales

Each scale is the size of a fingernail. Credit: Mark D. Scherz and Juan D. Daza. A new gecko species from Madasgar employs a unique strategy to evade predators. When a predator such as a snake strikes the gecko, it’s not dinner he’s getting but a mouthful of scales. A handy, detachable body armor Mark Scherz.… Continue reading “Newly discovered ‘escape artist’ gecko species evades predators by shedding its scales”

Chinese acts get rave reviews at The Fringe

A diverse array of contemporary and traditional Chinese productions entertained audiences in Scotland’s capital on the weekend, as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 opened its doors. China Focus, a collection of eight acts, debuted at the festival, and a dozen other independent performers also represented the country at this year’s event, which is one of the… Continue reading “Chinese acts get rave reviews at The Fringe”

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Shows translate on Edinburgh stage

Members of the Shandong Acrobatic Troupe perform in the show China Goes Pop during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. [Photo/China Daily] For audience members who do not speak Chinese, it would have required a leap of faith to buy a ticket to a show in the United Kingdom advertised as “Mandarin language”. But theatergoers at the Edinburgh… Continue reading “Shows translate on Edinburgh stage”

Asics Gel Hockey Typhoon 3 – Mens Hockey Shoes – Black/Carbon/Green Gecko

The Asics Gel Hockey Typhoon 3 men’s hockey shoes meet the demands of all playing levels and are a popular choice for your sport. Taking inspiration from its predecessor and the NEO shoe, this hockey shoe is built for tackling tough competition. The durable upper features new synthetic leather for extreme protection and a vibrant look… Continue reading “Asics Gel Hockey Typhoon 3 – Mens Hockey Shoes – Black/Carbon/Green Gecko”

Two-Tailed Gecko!

Please SUBSCRIBE – http://bit.ly/BWchannel Watch More – http://bit.ly/BTmonkeylizard In this segment of On Location, Coyote finds a Two-Tailed Gecko in Costa Rica! Get ready to find out if two tails really are better than one! Thank you for joining us On Location! In these segments you will get a behind the scenes look at all of… Continue reading “Two-Tailed Gecko!”

SCIENTISTS UNCOVER 14 NEW GECKO SPECIES WITHIN A SINGLE SUBSPECIES

A groundbreaking study has uncovered an unparalleled degree of species-level diversification in an Arabian vertebrate, identifying 14 species within a single subspecies of gecko inhabiting an area of less than 25,000sq km. Despite being one of the most abundant reptile found in southern Arabia, the population of Pristurus rupestris rupestris (little gecko that lives in Al… Continue reading “SCIENTISTS UNCOVER 14 NEW GECKO SPECIES WITHIN A SINGLE SUBSPECIES”

Luxury Villas in Thailand

Luxury Villas in Thailand Thailand has, over the past few years, seen a large increase in the number of private villas available for holiday rent. Here we investigate the villa market, and make our recommendations as to how to find and book a villa, and where to stay on your next holiday. These alternatives to hotel… Continue reading “Luxury Villas in Thailand”

Hyundai Taps Vaccar To Create Vaccar Tucson Sport Concept For 2017 SEMA Show

Vaccar Concept Amplifies the Versatile Performance of the Tucson Sport to New Levels LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai has partnered with Vaccar to develop the Vaccar Tucson Sport concept for the 2017 SEMA show. This eye-catching concept builds upon the affordable, OEM-level performance and style of the Tucson Sport crossover and adds considerable… Continue reading “Hyundai Taps Vaccar To Create Vaccar Tucson Sport Concept For 2017 SEMA Show”

Two new gecko species found in Myanmar rainforest

Smithsonian scientists have discovered two new gecko species-the Lenya banded bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactyluslenya) and Tenasserim Mountain bent-toed gecko (C. payarhtanesnsis)-in the little-studied lowland forests of Myanmar, according to the Smithsonian Insider. In a study published April 12 in PLOS ONE, the authors describe the new species but warn that rapid deforestation poses an imminent threat not… Continue reading “Two new gecko species found in Myanmar rainforest”

China makes mark at Edinburgh festival

LONDON – As a longtime participant at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, China has brought over 20 stage performances this year. More than 3,000 performances are being staged at the festival by more than 50,000 presenters from 62 countries and regions over three weeks in August. China Goes Pop!, a coproduction by China Arts and Entertainment Group… Continue reading “China makes mark at Edinburgh festival”

nSight1 Blasts Off Into Space

Weighing just 2.5kg, South Africa’s first privately owned nanosatellite, nSight1, has been successfully launched into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS). Deployed on 24 May, nSight1 will orbit Earth and capture images with a remote sensing camera. Locally designed and built by SCS Space, a member of the SCS Aerospace Group, nSight1 was constructed over… Continue reading “nSight1 Blasts Off Into Space”

Gecko does ‘striptease’ to avoid becoming lunch

A newly discovered gecko uses a weird but ingenious tactic to evade capture: it strips down to its pink, naked skin and flees, leaving its attacker with a mouthful of scales, scientists have revealed. The hard, dense flakes come off with “exceptional ease” and grow back in a matter of weeks, a team of researchers reported… Continue reading “Gecko does ‘striptease’ to avoid becoming lunch”

A scale-stripping gecko, an intergalactic bridge, and other amazing images of the week

Newsworthy eye candy NASA A dying star NASA’s Hubble Telescope captured this image of a dying star. Astronomers at Cornell estimate that the Milky Way gives birth to about three new stars each year in a planetary nebula like this one, but loses just one. In the process of dying, the star lets out extremely hot… Continue reading “A scale-stripping gecko, an intergalactic bridge, and other amazing images of the week”

Chelsea Clinton gets $250K/year Expedia board seat, just ‘cuz

Chelsea Clinton was named to the board of Expedia – you know, because all of her experience in the technology and cybersecurity field. In her newly named position, Mrs. Clinton will get $45,000 a year in cash, plus $250,000 a year in stock vesting over three years. What Mrs. Clinton’s responsibilities will be at the online… Continue reading “Chelsea Clinton gets $250K/year Expedia board seat, just ‘cuz”

Asics Gel Hyper Speed 7 – Mens Running Shoes – Electric Blue/Green Gecko/Indigo Blue

The name says it all – the Asics Gel Hyper Speed 7 men’s running shoes have an ultra-lightweight design for lightning speed and are perfect for training and racing. It’s pure comfort and is made for neutral foot types with a seamless upper that keeps material overlays to a minimum for an enhanced fit. The forefoot… Continue reading “Asics Gel Hyper Speed 7 – Mens Running Shoes – Electric Blue/Green Gecko/Indigo Blue”