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Dolphins Coordinate to Corral Dinner

We live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. My husband Vaughn and I go whale watching often and were cruising on our boat through Discovery Passage in Campbell River in October 2018, just at the North end of Quadra Island at Granite Point. We saw a dolphin pod approaching us quickly from far behind. We stopped the boat expecting them to pass by us entirely on the right. Instead, they made a hard left just behind our boat. This is what is captured on video. You can even see…

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Nine collapse after using Spice vape

It was sold as both a 10ml bottle and a ready-filled cartridge. Two incidents in the Oldham area led to five school-age children collapsing and being rushed to hospital. Michael Linnell, who coordinates Greater Manchester Drug Alerts Panel, said the liquids contained the same chemicals as found in Spice. Spice ‘putting pressure’ on police Police ‘helpless’ against drug Spice Child sick after ‘spice sweets’ sold The panel, which brings together police, NHS, local authorities and drug user support agencies, said incidents occurred in Rochdale, Oldham and Bury between February and…

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The Atlantic Dusts Off Discredited Conspiracy Theory to Accuse MH370 Pilot of Hijacking

There are few things more monstrous to contemplate than an airline pilot going rogue and deliberately sending himself and 238 other mortals into a headlong death dive into the ocean. Butonce againthat is what is being alleged of Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the 53-year-old pilot of long report in the latest issue of The Atlantic. After reading Langewiesches report, I am inclined to believe that there are few things more monstrous than blaming the pilot on the basis of what amounts to little more than hearsay. Throughout the report, Langewiesche…

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Man confesses to murdering US scientist Suzanne Eaton in Crete

Athens (CNN)A 27-year-old man has confessed to killing US scientist Suzanne Eaton on the Greek island of Crete, a police spokesperson told CNN Monday. Last Monday, her body was discovered by two locals deep inside a cave, according to Crete’s Chief of Police Konstantinos Lagoudakis. She was found around 60 meters (nearly 200 feet) inside the cave, beneath an air shaft that had been covered by a large wooden pallet. The underground caverns had been turned into a bunker by Nazi soldiers during the Second World War. The police said…

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Heres What To Know About The ICE Raids Reportedly Starting This Week

Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images ICE Raids Will Begin On July 14, According To Reports, So Here’s What To Know By Shelby Black 6 hours ago On Thursday, July 11, reported an update on when everyone can expect the controversial U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids to begin. The proposed raids have caused alarm for many since President Donald Trump first announced them on June 17, but immigration rights advocates got a brief respite when the proposed raids were delayed by several weeks. Well, according to thetheICE raids will…

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Netflix has cut graphic suicide scene from first season of ’13 Reasons Why’

(CNN)More than two years after its debut, a graphic suicide scene has been cut from the first season of “13 Reasons Why,” Netflix announced Monday. “As we prepare to launch Season 3 later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show,” the streaming platform said in a statement. “So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes…

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Simona Halep sets sights on Olympics after fulfilling Wimbledon dream

The Wimbledon womens champion aims to use her emphatic victory over Serena Williams as a springboard for further success, with the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo a major goal Shortly after her her victory at last years French Open, when she broke her duck after three agonising defeats in finals, twice in Paris in 2017 and to Angelique Kerber of Germany and at the US Open Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/14/simona-halep-wimbledon-serena-williams-2020-olympics-tokyo

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Netflix’s ‘Beats’ hits a few interesting notes in a familiar song

BeatsFor August, a teenager with a gift for music, death is by his side at all times, in the form of his dead sister, Kari, who was shot dead for no reason in front of him. Eighteen months later and grief has turned August into a recluse. Just the thought of going outside induces panic attacks. Its the most interesting aspect of , but its married to a story that too often settles for predictable, uncompelling drama. is just good enough to be a little disappointing and to make you…

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Former German spy chief causes alarm by sharing far-right tweets

Critics question judgment of Georg Maaen for spreading lies and extremist agitation When he was in charge of Germanys domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maaen warned of how easy it was for people to be led astray by disinformation and clumsy fake reports on the internet. But since his dismissal from office last September, the former spy chiefs behaviour on social media has raised questions over his own ability to distinguish conspiracy theories from truthful reporting, and sparked a debate about the neutrality of the powerful intelligence agency during a period…

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Trapped in Wood: Haunting Sculptures Carved by Tung Ming-Chin

Tung Ming-Chin is an incredible artist from Changhua, Taiwan that is best known for his sculptures of objects and figures that appear to be trapped in wood. Tung received his BFA and MFA from the Taipei National University of the Arts and he was won numerous awards for his woodcarvings and sculptures as well as had his work featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions all across Taiwan. Below you will find a selection his works and you can see many more at the Taiwan Contemporary Art Archive.…

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A group of Oklahoma teens found a human leg with a shoe still attached

(CNN)Oklahoma teens scavenging for frogs made a grisly discovery: a human leg with the shoe still attached. Officers arrived at the scene and located a partial human skull near the leg. The remains didn’t show any obvious signs of trauma, they said. The unidentified victim likely died “a while ago” based on the state of decomposition of the body parts, police said. The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office is examining the remains to identify the victim and determine the cause of death. The partial skull had only a tooth left, officer…

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, it was the wokest of years, it was the most problematic of years, it was the year of AI, it was the year of scooters, it was the year of Big Tech triumph, it was the year of Big Tech scandals, it was the year of Musk’s disgrace, it was the year of Tesla’s redemption, it was the year of shitcoin justice, it was definitely not RTAG 7 TTSurprisingly, despite the previous awarding, this one goes to the herds of bears who spent much of the year claiming that Tesla’s imminent doom and bankruptcy would become obvious and indisputable any day now. The thunders of the bears seem to have grown much quieter of late, probably because the Model 3′ s production rate has rocketed from 1,000 per week at the start of the year to ATAG 8 TT1, 000 per day RTAG 8 TTBTAG 3 TTTHE YES BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS THE RUSSIANS KNOW , who I suspect of actually angling , I’m not going to award anyone for their less-outlandish-than-McAfee medium-term faiths. So this award goes to Bitcoin uberbull Tom Lee, who claimed Bitcoin would objective the year at $15,000 … , a platform for manipulation and disinformation which may have helped tip the Brexit referendum, and 2016 general elections( both of which were admittedly so close that there were probably dozens RTAG 15 TTTo everyone — especially journalists and media executives — who thinks that the big social-media companies are too powerful and that tech companies should exercise more control over the dissemination of public speech, and/ or to everyone who says that the big social-media companies shouldn’t ever censor while being perfectly aware that they are already RTAG 16 TT( Note that there are at least RTAG 22 TTTo Tribune Publishing, until recently known as Tronc, for reminding us of their unbelievably terrible name when they finally — eventually ! RTAG 31 TTBTAG 14 TTTHE LISTEN UP YOUNG WHIPPERSNAPPER I WAS THE CEO OF A CYBERSECURITY FIRM AND THE PRESIDENT’S CYBERSECURITY ADVISOR I’LL HAVE YOU KNOW AWARD FOR NOT ACTUALLY KNOWING ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT HOW TO CYBER THE CYBER. CYBER ! RTAG 32 TTTo Rudy Giuliani, who actually was the CEO of a cybersecurity firm( Cyber !) and truly was RTAG 33 TTBTAG 15 TTTHE LOOK WE’RE ONLY A $30 B COMPANY HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO KEEP TRACK OF ALL THESE LITTLE DETAILS AWARD FOR FORCING PEOPLE TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS NEARBY RTAG 36 TTTo the authorities at Gatwick university, who first shut down one of the busiest airports in Europe for almost a day and a half during the pre-Christmas rush because there were reports of dronings ensure over its runways; then said they couldn’t possibly shoot down those drones for fear the stray bullets might harm person; then confessed the possibility that there were no drones at all( though it seems like there probably were ); then arrested a couple who turned out to be completely innocent; then reopened the airport with no resolving but that of the installation of an expensive new anti-drone system and the discovery of a single, untraced, injury droning. This dithering paralysis raises many scaring questions. I have two in particular. One: the people in charge of Gatwick — again, one of Europe’s biggest and busiest airports — never done any menace modelling/ scenario analysis/ contingency planning at all ? HTAG 1 TT RTAG 38 TT 1 Bobbleheads shall only be distributed if and when available and convenient. The eventual existence of said bobbleheads is not guaranteed or indeed even particularly likely. Not valid on days named after Norse or Roman gods. All rights reserved, especially those rights about which we have reservations . Ontario government writes off $445 M loan to Chrysler – CBC.ca

Ontario government writes off $445 M loan to Chrysler CBC.ca The Ontario government has written off a $445 -million loan to automotive manufacturer Chrysler, saying it has “no legal recourse” to collect it. The $445 -million … Read more: www.cbc.ca

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