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What: Furniture & Works of Art (Classic)Where: 9 Rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, FranceWhen: 26 January, 02.00pmTop lots of the sale:- A Louis XVI period Dresser with central projection in exotic wood veneer and nets of light wood. With decor of geometric reserv

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Open thread for night owls: Facial recognition software to be installed in Lockport schools

The Buffalo News reports that come next fall, facial recognition software will be installed in all Lockport public schools. Lockport will spend $1.4 million of the state's money on the Aegis system, from SN Technologies of Ganonoque, Ont., in all 10 distric
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Open thread for night owls: Facial recognition software to be installed in Lockport schools

The Buffalo News reports that come next fall, facial recognition software will be installed in all Lockport public schools. Lockport will spend $1.4 million of the state's money on the Aegis system, from SN Technologies of Ganonoque, Ont., in all 10 district buildings this summer. It's part of a $2.75 million security system that includes 300 digital video cameras. [...] What it can do is alert officials if someone whose photo has been programmed into the system – a registered sex offender, wanted criminal, non-custodial parent, expelled student or disgruntled former employee – comes into range of one of the 300 high-resolution digital cameras. «A school is now a target, unfortunately,» said Robert L. LiPuma, Lockport's technology director. «Based on recommendations, things we saw, drills we did, pilots we did, we assessed all of that and we thought this was the best option, economically and responsibly, for the safety of our community.» If a known bad guy is spotted, or a gun or other weapon is visible to the system's cameras, the software could flash an alarm to any district officials connected to it, and also to police. In addition to scanning faces and objects in the school for known security threats, other administrators also anticipate using the cameras and algorithms to investigate breaches of school discipline. «If we had a student who committed some type of offense against the code of conduct, we can follow that student throughout the day to see maybe who they interacted with, where they were prior to the incident, where they went after the incident, so forensically we could also use the software in that capacity as well,» [Depew Superintendent Jeffrey R. Rabey] said. TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES • THE WEEK’S HIGH IMPACT STORIES TWEET OF THE DAY xLeading from behind: @realDonaldTrump cancels scheduled military exercise to appease North Korea.Could you imagine how Fox News would respond if Obama had allowed Kim Jong Un to dictate US military planning? https://t.co/o3Fum9UhVY— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) May 19, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2004—Ahmed Chalabi Get a Night-time Visit: If it were not for all awfulness in the news coming out of Iraq, it would be almost impossible to suppress some glee at the fork-tongued Ahmed Chalabi’s current predicament. With a host of enemies in his homeland, and Bush allegedly telling King Abdullah he could “piss” on him, Chalabi now has to contend with armed searches of his house in the dead of the night.  As a result of the raid, Chalabi says he has cut off relations with the U.S.-guided Coalition Provisional Aurhority. «I am America's best friend in Iraq;” Chalabi said, and “if the CPA finds it necessary to direct an armed attack against my home, you can see the state of relations between the CPA and the Iraqi people.» Uh-huh. And I have a bridge over the Euphrates I’d like to sell you. Monday through Friday you can catch the Kagro in the Morning Show 9 AM ET by dropping in here, or you can download the Stitcher app (found in the app stores or at Stitcher.com), and find a live stream there, by searching for "Netroots Radio.” LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE

Why isn't the United States on the metric system?

My son recently asked me why the United States does not use the metric system, as that is all he uses in physics and chemistry classes. I am not sure he expected the answer I gave him. I was in middle school during the last push to put the United States on t
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Why isn't the United States on the metric system?

My son recently asked me why the United States does not use the metric system, as that is all he uses in physics and chemistry classes. I am not sure he expected the answer I gave him. I was in middle school during the last push to put the United States on the metric standard. But before I get to my time in Mrs. Rheumes 7th grade math class, I want to touch on the brief history of the metric system in America. The United States was one of the initial signatories to the Treaty of Meter in 1875.  To the Senate of the United States : I transmit to the Senate for consideration, with a view to ratification, a metric convention between the United States and certain foreign governments, signed at Paris, on the 20th of May, 1875, by Mr. E. B. Washburne, the minister of the United States at that capital, acting on behalf of this government, and by the representatives acting on behalf of the foreign powers therein mentioned. A copy of certain papers on the subject, mentioned in the subjoined list, is also transmitted for the information of the Senate. U. S. GRANT. But yet, the United States did not switch over to the metric system in 1875, and it would not be until 1975 when President Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act before it was considered.  1274.206 Metric Conversion Act. The Metric Conversion Act, as amended by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act declares that the metric system is the preferred measurement system for U.S. trade and commerce. NASA's policy with respect to the metric measurement system is stated in NPD 8010.2, Use of the Metric System of Measurement in NASA Programs.

No need for Democrats to fear their progressive wing: join it, instead

Last Tuesday's primary elections were a near-perfect day for progressives. They won races in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, and Oregon. Should this outcome worry rank-and-file Democrats? The answer is a categorical no—and here is why. The progressive wing
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No need for Democrats to fear their progressive wing: join it, instead

Last Tuesday's primary elections were a near-perfect day for progressives. They won races in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, and Oregon. Should this outcome worry rank-and-file Democrats? The answer is a categorical no—and here is why. The progressive wing is living up to the spirit of the Democratic Party platform. Tempering candidates’ progressive views is not only hypocritical, it also reveals that there is no intent to live up to the party’s stated tenets. When one reads the following in the Washington Post, it’s not difficult to understand why many get upset at those who believe they are ordained to determine the choice of candidates for Democrats. And how did the Post characterize Tuesday's good news? They titled their piece, «The far left is winning the Democratic civil war.» Worse, they subtitled it «Tuesday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Democratic moderates.» And then the preamble to the article: The success of very liberal candidates in primaries across four states is causing a new bout of heartburn among party strategists in Washington, who worry about unelectable activists thwarting their drive for the House majority. But it also reflects a broader leftward lurch among Democrats across the country since President Trump took office. Let's be clear: progressives are definitely not far left. Bill Clinton's Democratic Leadership Council, the DLC, moved the Democratic Party to the right. The fallacy has always been that said rightward move gave us the Bill Clinton presidency. The reality is that President Bill Clinton, the rightward Democrat, never got 50 percent of the vote in either one of his elections. Many will attribute that reality to a fairly strong third-party candidate, and that is hogwash. Americans know that either a Republican or Democrat will win, and make statements with their vote. For example: President Barack Obama, the leftward black candidate in a still-racist society, got more than 50 percent of the vote in both of his elections. During the Obama campaign, smack in the middle of white, working-class America, a canvasser asked a white family who they were voting for in the election. The wife asked her husband (strange, I know) and he shouted, “We’re voting for the n*gger!” This is telling. These people were at the point where they were voting based strictly on their personal economies. It superseded their racism, just like fear breeds camaraderie in a foxhole.

Rosenstein responds to Trump: We need to know if 'anyone' infiltrated a presidential campaign

Earlier today Donald Trump sent a furious tweet in which he «hereby demand[ed], and will do so officially tomorrow,» that the Department of Justice examine whether the government «infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Pu
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Rosenstein responds to Trump: We need to know if 'anyone' infiltrated a presidential campaign

Earlier today Donald Trump sent a furious tweet in which he «hereby demand[ed], and will do so officially tomorrow,» that the Department of Justice examine whether the government «infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes.» Rather than waiting for Trump to hereby-officially his way into making it another Constitutional crisis tomorrow, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein quickly took the liberty of dumping that Twitter request into the Inspector General's office, where investibations into similar alleged misdeeds peddled by Trump-allied House Republicans have been already churning away. In response to the President's tweet calling for an investigation into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign, Department of Justice Spokesperson Sarah Isgur has release this statement: The Department has asked the Inspector General to expand the ongoing review of the FISA application process to include determining whether there was any impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election. As always, the Inspector General will consult with the appropriate U.S. Attorney if there is any evidence of potential criminal conduct. You may choose to read something into the Justice Department statement specifically calling out that what Trump has been so vociferously objecting to is a counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with Russian agents. The Justice Department statement appears to be emphasizing this even though it did not have to, but in fact the “surveillance” Trump is speaking of, and made furious by, was apparently instigated due to suspicious and possibly ongoing ties between several of Trump’s campaign aides and agents of a hostile foreign power. The Deputy Attorney General issued the following statement: «If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action.» You may choose to read something into Rosenstein using the word anyone there, in that «we need to know» whether anyone infiltrated or surveilled «participants in a presidential campaign.» Rosenstein did not limit his statement to Trump’s specific complaint of alleged surveillance by the Department of Justice, but crafted a terse statement against anyone who might «surveil» a campaign, and he did not specifically mention the Trump campaign but instead issued a statement equally applicable to each campaign.

The Republican solution to mass murders: America as police state

In the aftermath of yet another mass murder in an American school, the National Rifle Association and their apologists are out in full force with explanations of why such gun violence continues to happen in the United States—and only in the United States.
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The Republican solution to mass murders: America as police state

In the aftermath of yet another mass murder in an American school, the National Rifle Association and their apologists are out in full force with explanations of why such gun violence continues to happen in the United States—and only in the United States. According to international arms smuggler Oliver North, the soon-to-be NRA president, the problem is television ... and Ritalin. And they've come through a culture where violence is commonplace. All we need to do is turn on the TV, go to a movie. If you look at what has happened to young people, many of these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten. Now I am certainly not a doctor, I'm a [traitor], but I can see those kinds of things happening and endangering those two gals and their siblings. According to NRA shouting parrot Dana Loesch, the problem is the media. «[The media] has got to stop creating more of these monsters by oversaturation,» Loesch said on NRATV. According to Fox News talking head Howard Safir, the problem is «Common Core». Something that I don’t think anybody has mentioned and it’s probably not going to be popular, but we have to look at this Common Core curriculum, which takes emotionally disturbed kids and learning disabled kids and mainstream them in to the general population of students where they really don't get the kind of attention they need. According to Fox News talking head and ex-House Republican Jason Chaffetz, the problem is politically correct culture.

No, Rudy Giuliani doesn't have a clue when investigators will end Trump probe

This is bunk. The special counsel plans to finish by Sept. 1 its investigation into whether President Trump obstructed the Russia inquiry, according to the president’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, who said on Sunday that waiting any longer would risk improp
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No, Rudy Giuliani doesn't have a clue when investigators will end Trump probe

This is bunk. The special counsel plans to finish by Sept. 1 its investigation into whether President Trump obstructed the Russia inquiry, according to the president’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, who said on Sunday that waiting any longer would risk improperly influencing voters in the midterm elections in November. It's bunk. New Trump «lawyer» Rudy Giuliani can say that all he likes, but the special counsel is not obligated to wrap up his investigation into Russian espionage efforts against the United States, or possible assistance given to those espionage efforts by U.S. persons, or whether Trump himself sought to obstruct that investigation, in order to not make Donald Trump and his allies feel bad during the upcoming midterms. Every similarly-calibered investigation, and a great many far more stupid ones, has taken longer. Each of Trump's lawyers has attempted to keep their ranting client in check by promising him the investigation will be wrapped up Any Day Now. It has been used to try to prevent Trump from further interfering with the investigation or from doing something that, even with Republican control, would get the cretin impeached. It will be used again. The New York Times does not delve too deeply into any of the flaws of Giuliani's pronouncements; they merely repeat that he said them. But Rudy Giuliani is a liar; that Rudy Giuliani is claiming the special counsel's team has told him this or that is only news in that it provides a window into what Rudy Giuliani thinks is, on any given day, the most pressing issue for his new client. And right now his client wants the investigation into his campaign to go away, right now, this moment, before any other potentially criminal acts are exposed. Erik Prince, the private security contractor and the former head of Blackwater, arranged the meeting, which took place on Aug. 3, 2016. The emissary, George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president. The social media specialist, Joel Zamel, extolled his company’s ability to give an edge to a political campaign; by that time, the firm had already drawn up a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump. That revelation is what launched Trump's Twitter tirade this morning. His team, and his son, now have to defend themselves from charges that they sought to accept the assistance of not just one, but at least three foreign powers during the 2016 campaign. He is therefore melting into a toxic puddle, and Rudy Giuliani's most pressing Sunday task is to keep his charge from doing something blatantly illegal or pigheadedly dictatorial as retaliation. And he is, it should be noted, failing.

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Stock an unlikely hedge against turmoils in debt, dollar, emerging markets

The pain from increasing dollar strength and higher US yields could spread through corporate America. Emerging market turmoil could deepen
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Stock an unlikely hedge against turmoils in debt, dollar, emerging markets

The pain from increasing dollar strength and higher US yields could spread through corporate America. Emerging market turmoil could deepen

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup? - CNET

Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue are all vying for your cord-cutting dollar. Here's how the top 100 channels stack up.
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All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup? - CNET

Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue are all vying for your cord-cutting dollar. Here's how the top 100 channels stack up.

Bhushan Steel resolution effect: PNB sees Rs 7.35 bn boost in profits

After the buyout, PNB and other lenders will continue to own 12 per cent in the acquired entity, giving them the opportunity to cash out later when valuation of the company goes up
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Bhushan Steel resolution effect: PNB sees Rs 7.35 bn boost in profits

After the buyout, PNB and other lenders will continue to own 12 per cent in the acquired entity, giving them the opportunity to cash out later when valuation of the company goes up

US & China put trade war ‘on hold,’ agree more talks

The US-China trade war is “on hold” after the world’s two largest economies agreed to stop threatening new tariffs ahead of further negotiations on a wider trade deal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US & China put trade war ‘on hold,’ agree more talks

The US-China trade war is “on hold” after the world’s two largest economies agreed to stop threatening new tariffs ahead of further negotiations on a wider trade deal. Read Full Article at RT.com

Wilful defaults by PNB#39;s big borrowers rise further to Rs 15,200 cr by April-end

Big wilful defaulters are categorised by PNB as those borrowers with loan outstanding of Rs 25 lakh and over.
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Wilful defaults by PNB#39;s big borrowers rise further to Rs 15,200 cr by April-end

Big wilful defaulters are categorised by PNB as those borrowers with loan outstanding of Rs 25 lakh and over.

Finmin expects banks to get back over Rs 1 lakh cr with resolution of 12 major NPAs

The Kolkata Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has already approved Vedanta Resources#39;s resolution plan for acquisition of Electrosteel Steels last month.
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Finmin expects banks to get back over Rs 1 lakh cr with resolution of 12 major NPAs

The Kolkata Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has already approved Vedanta Resources#39;s resolution plan for acquisition of Electrosteel Steels last month.

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Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

Adriana Stan Contributor Share on Twitter Adriana Stan is the public relations director of W magazine and a writer on media, culture and technology. She is also the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More post
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Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

Adriana Stan Contributor Share on Twitter Adriana Stan is the public relations director of W magazine and a writer on media, culture and technology. She is also the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More posts by this contributor Social media, politics, and the bubble of distraction Patterns, Predictability, […]

Orbital ATK is launching a cargo rocket for the ISS early tomorrow morning

Wake up in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast, and you might get a chance to watch a rocket launch more than three tons of cargo for the International Space Station. Set for a 4:39 ET liftoff from NASA’s facility on Wallops Island, Virginia
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Orbital ATK is launching a cargo rocket for the ISS early tomorrow morning

Wake up in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast, and you might get a chance to watch a rocket launch more than three tons of cargo for the International Space Station. Set for a 4:39 ET liftoff from NASA’s facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, if the weather holds, this will be […]

Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human

Industrial robots are typically all about repeating a well-defined task over and over again. Usually, that means performing those tasks a safe distance away from the fragile humans that programmed them. More and more, however, researchers are now thinking ab
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Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human

Industrial robots are typically all about repeating a well-defined task over and over again. Usually, that means performing those tasks a safe distance away from the fragile humans that programmed them. More and more, however, researchers are now thinking about how robots and humans can work in close proximity to humans and even learn from them. […]

Bail reform has a complex relationship with tech

On any given day in the United States, more than 450,000 people are behind bars awaiting their constitutionally mandated fair trial. None of them have been convicted of a crime — they’ve been accused of committing a crime, but no formal ruling of
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Bail reform has a complex relationship with tech

On any given day in the United States, more than 450,000 people are behind bars awaiting their constitutionally mandated fair trial. None of them have been convicted of a crime — they’ve been accused of committing a crime, but no formal ruling of guilt or innocence has been made. That means these hundreds of thousands […]

With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals

Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital from investors. One of the latest to do so is Circle, which r
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With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals

Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital from investors. One of the latest to do so is Circle, which recently announced a $110 million Series E round led by bitcoin […]

AT&T launches its LTE-powered Amazon Dash-style button

When we first told you about AT&T’s LTE-M Button, the information was socked away in a deluge of AWS Re:Invent announcements. The telecom giant was a bit more upfront when announcing its availability earlier this week — but just a bit. After all, it
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AT&T launches its LTE-powered Amazon Dash-style button

When we first told you about AT&T’s LTE-M Button, the information was socked away in a deluge of AWS Re:Invent announcements. The telecom giant was a bit more upfront when announcing its availability earlier this week — but just a bit. After all, it’s not a direct-to-consumer device. Unlike the product-branded hunk of plastic you […]

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In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

TOKYO (AP) - Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit w
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In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

TOKYO (AP) - Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. Expect ...

Weekend train back for Cape-bound travelers sick of traffic

BOSTON (AP) - The CapeFlyer is returning for another summer. Keolis, the MBTA's commuter rail operator, says the train will operate round-trip service between South Station and Hyannis on weekends through Labor Day. The CapeFlyer makes stops in Braintree, Bro
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Weekend train back for Cape-bound travelers sick of traffic

BOSTON (AP) - The CapeFlyer is returning for another summer. Keolis, the MBTA's commuter rail operator, says the train will operate round-trip service between South Station and Hyannis on weekends through Labor Day. The CapeFlyer makes stops in Braintree, Brockton, Middleboro, Wareham and Buzzards Bay. The first trip of the ...

Yellowstone counts fewer visits so far compared to last year

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Fewer people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year compared to the same time frame last year. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that for the year, the park has counted 123,949 visits. That's slightly behind 2017, whic
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Yellowstone counts fewer visits so far compared to last year

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Fewer people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year compared to the same time frame last year. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that for the year, the park has counted 123,949 visits. That's slightly behind 2017, which had recorded a little more than 130,000 ...

Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii's Big Island. That was more than two weeks ago. He hasn't been able to stay at his house since. "It's discon
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Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii's Big Island. That was more than two weeks ago. He hasn't been able to stay at his house since. "It's disconcerting not ...

‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon

You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all? Each week, I will dig into […] The post ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week
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‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon

You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all? Each week, I will dig into […] The post ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon appeared first on Geek.com.

Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation's most popular mountain rivers. Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas
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Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation's most popular mountain rivers. Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a ...

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Baker Mayfield throws a mountain of shade at Josh Rosen

Baker Mayfield is a pro quarterback now after being selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. But for anyone had any thoughts that being the top pick of the draft might soften some of Mayfield’s edges, it’s time to reexamine th
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Baker Mayfield throws a mountain of shade at Josh Rosen

Baker Mayfield is a pro quarterback now after being selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. But for anyone had any thoughts that being the top pick of the draft might soften some of Mayfield’s edges, it’s time to reexamine that theory.One of Mayfield’s peers this year, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, had to wait 10 picks to hear his name called in the draft, and he wasn’t happy about that. He made headlines with his fiery speech afterward when he said, “there were nine mistakes made ahead of me, and I’m going to make sure they all know it was a mistake.”Mayfield was asked about those comments this weekend as he attended the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles. His response is…well, just check it out.“To each their own,” he said in a video interview with ESPN. “The fact that he can say there’s nine mistakes ahead of him, how’s he going to compare himself to a running back and linemen and defensive players that were picked in front of him? There’s no comparison. I think everybody e

Braves pull the plug on the Jose Bautista experiment

It looks like the Jose Bautista Experiment in Atlanta has drawn to a close, as the onetime formidable slugger could not get into any groove at the plate. The time clearly arrived for the Braves to make a move with the 37-year-old with the team in the mix for
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Braves pull the plug on the Jose Bautista experiment

It looks like the Jose Bautista Experiment in Atlanta has drawn to a close, as the onetime formidable slugger could not get into any groove at the plate. The time clearly arrived for the Braves to make a move with the 37-year-old with the team in the mix for playoff contention. Bautista struggled to do much of anything at the plate in his short tenure with the Braves, hitting .143 with only two home runs and five RBI in a limited 35 total plate appearances. It is unclear where Bautista will go next, but it’s difficult to imagine he will be sought after if and when he clears waivers. Bautista is coming off his worst season with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017. Bautista hit just .203 but still hit 23 home runs and notched 65RBI while playing 157 games on the season. If Bautista decides to hang the spikes up, he will end his career with 333 home runs and 932 RBI in 15 career seasons. As for the Braves, they currently boast a 27-17 record which is best in their division by a half-game over the Philadelphia Phillies

Kings, Hawks likely to pass on Luka Doncic?

Luka Doncic isn’t sure he’ll come stateside to play in the NBA next season, as he tells ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. “I will tell about all at the right time. Right now I just want to celebrate with my team. Soon I will tell,” the prospect said followin
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Kings, Hawks likely to pass on Luka Doncic?

Luka Doncic isn’t sure he’ll come stateside to play in the NBA next season, as he tells ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. “I will tell about all at the right time. Right now I just want to celebrate with my team. Soon I will tell,” the prospect said following Real Madrid’s win in the Euroleague Championship.Doncic is in the conversation for the No. 1 pick, held by Phoenix, though he is not the favorite to go at that spot. The Kings and Hawks follow the Suns in the draft and Givony hears that both teams are likely to pass on the young wing. The scribe spent the weekend in Belgrade along with several NBA executives to watch Doncic in a game in which he scored just 15 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter.Sacramento and Atlanta may each look to add a long-term piece in the frontcourt with their top pick. It was previously reported that the Kings aren’t overly-impressed with their current bigs.“They have a real hole there in the frontcourt. I don’t think that they’re in love with Willie Cauley-Stein by any m

Mike D’Antoni: Rockets were ‘soft’ in Game 3

Mike D’Antoni called out his team for playing “soft” during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.D’Antoni’s Houston Rockets were destroyed 126-85 in the game. They were blown out in the second half, get
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Mike D’Antoni: Rockets were ‘soft’ in Game 3

Mike D’Antoni called out his team for playing “soft” during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.D’Antoni’s Houston Rockets were destroyed 126-85 in the game. They were blown out in the second half, getting outscored by 10 in the third quarter and 20 in the fourth.“We played soft actually,” D’Antoni said after the game. “You can’t do that against these guys.” A big issue was James Harden on defense. Much like the way the Rockets targeted Steph Curry in Game 2, the Warriors went after Harden in Game 3. The Warriors were 8-of-14 against Harden, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, including this play where he got embarrassed by Shaun Livingston.Houston better come out ready to play in Game 4 otherwise this series will be over. Golden State leads 2-1.

Sportsbooks stand to lose big if Golden Knights win Stanley Cup

The Vegas Golden Knights have been great for the city of Las Vegas, but they might not be so great for the local sportsbooks.Several fans got behind the Golden Knights early in the season, expressing confidence in them by placing bets on the team. Because th
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Sportsbooks stand to lose big if Golden Knights win Stanley Cup

The Vegas Golden Knights have been great for the city of Las Vegas, but they might not be so great for the local sportsbooks.Several fans got behind the Golden Knights early in the season, expressing confidence in them by placing bets on the team. Because the Golden Knights are an expansion team, they had extremely long odds to win the Stanley Cup.In fact, the Westgate LV SportsBook manager says they have 13 tickets for the Golden Knights to win it all at 500:1 odds. The LA Times wrote about the subject last month. In that article, Boyd Gaming said they had a few $30,000 tickets outstanding if the Golden Knights win it all. They also offered the Golden Knights at 150:1 odds because they figured they would be a popular bet among locals. As the Golden Knights began winning, sportsbooks made adjustments to their odds, but those who jumped on them early got them at fantastic odds. Those people can hedge if they want to ensure a payout.Overall, despite the amount of outstanding tickets on the Golden Knights, the p

Buxton hopes to get going as Twins host Tigers (May 20, 2018)

Byron Buxton is still trying to find his stroke since coming off the 10-game disabled list May 10, but Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor believes the center fielder is about to turn a corner.
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Buxton hopes to get going as Twins host Tigers (May 20, 2018)

Byron Buxton is still trying to find his stroke since coming off the 10-game disabled list May 10, but Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor believes the center fielder is about to turn a corner.

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