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"All this means that, although Trump will still hold the title of President, he’s on the way to being effectively removed from the presidency. Neutered. Defanged." http://bit.ly/2xr7Is5

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 unprotected first-round draft pick, the team announced Tuesday night.

Irving had originally requested a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Reports indicated that Irving wanted to play in a situation where he could be more of the focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James. Irving also has three years and $60 million left on his contract (with an opt-out on the final year), but the Celtics completed the trade with the belief that Irving will sign long-term.

Thomas, on the other hand, led the Boston Celtics to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season, while averaging 28.9 points, 5.9 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers are also getting a solid defender in Crowder, who averaged 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds last season.

#NBA #Celtics #Cavaliers

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WARNING TO PARENTS: One man’s 7-year-old daughter loves an app called Musical.ly, which he says she uses to create goofy lip dub duets with her cousins. But apparently, the app has a messaging component and his family found out the hard way when his daughter started getting messages from a stranger asking for nude photos. Now the concerned dad wants to warn others.

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Here's my Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 Q&A video. Catch you shopping at the Hardhome Depot! 🐉⛓️ ► http://bit.ly/2wCv4h7


#gameofthrones #gameofthrones7x06 #gameofthronesseason7 #gameofthronesfinale #gotfinale #asoiaf #jonsnow #aryastark #hbo #grrm

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Video: Since Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election many have been looking for an explanation for his rise. But, there is no such thing as one type of Trump voter who voted for him for one single reason. Instead, five different types of Trump voters voted for him for different reasons — and these groups disagree with one another on even the core issues of the campaign. For updates on the study, follow #VOTERSSG on Twitter… http://j.mp/2vcf2XG

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#transformationtuesday with our amazing 😍 #TTC Captain @hannah_ttc! This girl has had her dancing shoes 👠 on since before she could walk! 💙
Read more on: bit.ly/2ioZduP

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders & T-Rac)

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After a Delay the Moto 360 Sport gets Android Wear 2.0

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They've put out some gameplay for #Biomutant. Looks gorgeous, definitely gameable for RPG content.

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"One of the responses that often comes up when diversity is discussed is the assertion that for best results the focus of employers should simply be on finding the best possible individuals, regardless of any other consideration one way or the other. In his new book, The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy (Princeton University Press), Scott Page investigates under what circumstances this assertion is valid, and when it can actually result in worse performance. IEEE Spectrum senior editor Stephen Cass talked to Page—the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of complex systems, political science, and economics at the University of Michigan—about his work:

Stephen Cass: What is a “diversity bonus”?

Scott Page: The central premise of the book is if you have routine work, like chopping wood or filing papers or typing up forms, then the total product of a team is the sum of the total production of each individual. It’s additive. There’s no diversity bonus. But once you have a problem that’s difficult, this notion of individual ability becomes problematic. The idea that the value of the team is the sum of the ability of its individual members doesn’t make sense anymore. This is because if two people are the same, they have the exact same set of abilities that they are bringing to bear on the problem. If you go to an engineering school like Caltech or MIT, what they do is teach you a whole bunch of different problem-solving tools, right? So if you know the same tools as me, the two of us together really aren’t that much better than we are individually. But if you know different tools than me, then there’s a diversity bonus. By diversity, I mean different ways of thinking, different heuristics, different perspectives.
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S.C.: A lot of organizations have introduced various diversity initiatives, but how can they leverage those to deliver the maximum diversity bonus?

S.P.: The first thing to recognize is that the social justice angle’s still here. We have to be aware that we live in a society where there’s still a lot of issues going on. Once you’ve got that part, then you want to think what types of diversity might be relevant. A lot of places when they are hiring will score candidates, and then they hire the highest scoring people. That’s probably not right. Instead, what you want to do is think, “Who has tools or understanding that we don’t have?”

For example, if you’re an academic and you’re hiring postdocs, why would you hire postdocs from your advisor? Or you go to the International Monetary Fund and you see economists populating their teams with other economists who went to the same graduate schools. If you hire people from the same ethnic group, who went to the same schools, worked at the same places—you’re just kind of shooting for a B-plus there. Nothing great’s going to happen. So the short answer is to think of people as toolboxes, as opposed to numbers. And then ask yourself: “What does the full set of tools look like that I’m putting together to solve a problem?”"

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// High-ranking military officials have become an increasingly ubiquitous presence in American political life during Donald Trump’s presidency, repeatedly winning arguments inside the West Wing, publicly contradicting the president and even balking at implementing one of his most controversial policies.
Connected by their faith in order and global norms, these military leaders are rapidly consolidating power throughout the executive branch as they counsel a volatile president. Some establishment figures in both political parties view them as safeguards for the nation in a time of turbulence.Trump’s elevation of a cadre of current and retired generals marks a striking departure for a country that for generations has positioned civilian leaders above and apart from the military. “This is the only time in modern presidential history when we’ve had a small number of people from the uniformed world hold this much influence over the chief executive,” said John E. McLaughlin, a former acting director of the CIA who served in seven administrations. “They are right now playing an extraordinary role.” In the wake of the deadly racial violence in Charlottesville this month, five of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were hailed as moral authorities for condemning hate in less equivocal terms than the commander in chief did. On social policy, military leaders have been voices for moderation. The Pentagon declined to immediately act upon Trump’s Twitter announcement that he would ban transgender people from the armed forces, instead awaiting a more formal directive that has yet to arrive. //

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How To Make Money From Google AdSense: Newbie Guide https://goo.gl/qHNr3e

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NGC 5189 Planetary Nebula

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Striking image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. The intricate structure of the stellar eruption looks like a giant and brightly coloured ribbon in space.

Image: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) [high-resolution]

Caption: Hubble Heritage team

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The +Samsung Mobile Galaxy Note 8 will be made official in less than 24 hours, but the rumor mill has decided to squeeze in one last leak.

#GalaxyNote8 #Samsung #Android

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Who Won the Trade?

Long-term I think the Celts won, short term I think the Cavs won.

Cleveland gets one last crack at it, they get IT for at least a year and a future first round draft pick in 2018.

The Celts get a younger player in Irving for at least for the next two years, they won't have to pay IT all that money next summer. Kyrie said he wanted to go to a contender and he wanted it to be his team. Well now he's got that.

Cavs will still win the East next year, but next summer it'll be over. LeBron will leave and probably Isaiah too. Either way it'll be a fun year to watch.

Who do you guys think Won?

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Electronic Toys

Time to upgrade, managed to switch to a great time of year for freebies. Hence the Home by Google, didn't cost a penny.

The Pixel will take a little while to get used to, went for the smaller sized version. Blame this one on +Kimberly Chapman (thank you!).

#pixel #phone #toystoystoys #tookalmost2hourstomovedata

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Hidden jewel

Stone bramble (Rubus saxatilis)

Svartskog, Norway

This intensely colored fruit should be easy to see on the forest floor but is quite hard to find as it is mostly hidden under the leaves of the plant. Furthermore each plant holds very few fruits, and some just one drupe as seen here. A fully formed fruit would hold many drupes and resemble a cloudberry, but this species has way of producing very irregular number of drupes and for me this one was like a ruby in the forest. Just one precious fruit carrying the true gem inside it.

With blueberries and lingonberries/cowberries each plant carries so many fruits you can see them from afar, but this species has a different way of life and I had to look very carefully to find this amazing specimen.

When you sit by these fruits and wait for the rays of sunlight to filter through to the fruit, they almost glow and become semi-transparent, and you can see the shape of the seeds inside.

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 22 August 2017 17:00
Altitude: 9 meters

#fruits #plants #autumn #svartskog #norway

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro
#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro
#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kenny Jones

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A Morning Walk

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Breaking: Jon Jones fails UFC 214 drug test 
https://goo.gl/DVE9sd

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Study of Moon Rocks Suggest Interior of the Moon is Really Dry

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NASA's EPIC View of 2017 Eclipse Across America | DSCOVR
On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans saw day turn temporarily to night as the Moon passed between the Sun and the Earth to create a total solar eclipse. As people in the 70-mile-wide (110-kilometer-wide) path of totality looked up and saw blinding light replaced by a dark circle and the Sun’s wispy corona, several Earth-observing satellites captured spectacular imagery of the Moon’s shadow as it raced eastward over the continental United States.

The animation was assembled from several images acquired on August 21, 2017, by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). From its position about 1.6 million kilometers (1 million miles) from Earth, DSCOVR maintains a constant view of the sunlit face of Earth. From that perspective, both the Earth and the Moon’s shadow moved during the eclipse.

While the Earth itself rotated at several hundreds of miles per hour, the lunar shadow moved much faster. It took just one hour and 30 minutes for the shadow to travel across the United States, but it did not move at a constant speed. Earth’s shape caused the shadow to hit the surface at a slant—and thus move more quickly—at the beginning and end of the eclipse path.

More about how NASA studies eclipses: www.nasa.gov/eclipse

More about DSCOVR: https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/dscovr-deep-space-climate-observatory

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Katy Mersmann/NASA EPIC Team
Release Date: August 22, 2017

+NASA Goddard
+NOAA Weather
+AFOSR, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
+Al Gore
+U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

#NASA #NOAA #Astronomy #Science #Space #Satellite #Earth #SolarEclipse #Sun #Solar #Moon #Eclipse #SolarEclipse2017 #Eclipse2017 #DSCOVR #Weather #Climate #DeepSpace #Observatory #EPIC #AirForce #Military #Orbit #Lagrange #AlGore #STEM #Education #GIF #Animation

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Night Glows
Image Credit & Copyright: Taha Ghouchkanlu

Explanation: What glows in the night? This night, several unusual glows were evident -- some near, but some far. The foreground surf glimmers blue with the light of bioluminescent plankton.

Next out, Earth's atmosphere dims the horizon and provides a few opaque clouds. Farther out, the planet Venus glows bright near the image center. If you slightly avert your eyes, a diagonal beam of light will stand out crossing behind Venus.

This band is zodiacal light, sunlight scattered by dust in our Solar System. Much farther away are numerous single bright stars, most closer than 100 light years away. Farthest away, also rising diagonally and making a "V" with the zodiacal light, is the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. Most of the billions of Milky Way stars and dark clouds are thousands of light years away.

The featured image was taken last November on the Iranian coast of Gulf of Oman.

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Note 8 Keeps getting better...

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Jack Wallen looks at the best Linux distributions according to task:

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"In my free time, I am a wish granting volunteer for Make a Wish Mid Atlantic." - Julieanne, 4 year veteran
Read more on: bit.ly/2g3bTqy

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders)

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Preservationist race to save "The Legend of Watchung" mural before Sears store where it hangs is demolished http://4.nbcny.com/b1qUKGR

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President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

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The great one, Paul Erdős, made profound contributions to the mathematical sciences.

Thank you, Paul Erdős! 😄

Happy Birthday (March 26), Erdős! 😄

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These six tasty foods can promote healthier cholesterol, lower blood pressure, fight harmful inflammation, and provide plenty of other health benefits.

http://www.herbsmedicines.com/surprise-6-foods-great-heart/

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How To Get Android 8.0 Oreo On Your Pixel Or Nexus Right Now

If you just wait a week or two, the OTA will probably appear without any further intervention on your part. However, this is what you need to do if you want it now: http://on.forbes.com/62658x3MN

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A tiny organism has big potential to produce both life-sustaining food and construction materials for astronauts on their long journey to Mars.

Yeast strains of Yarrowia lipolytica that naturally like to feed on urine have been bioengineered to produce omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to human health, as well as polyesters that can be made into moldable shapes.

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There was no shortage of drama at the official arrivals.

http://nesn.com/2017/08/watch-conor-mcgregor-clash-with-floyd-mayweathers-entourage-in-las-vegas/

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A Closer Look at the Officials in the #Mayweather vs #McGregor Fight

READ: http://www.thesweetscience.com/feature-articles/44006-integrity-closer-officials-mayweather

#boxing #boxeo #MMA #MayweatherMcGregor

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So excited we get to spend #TeammateTuesday practicing in our new home! #riseup #falconscheer ❤️🏈
Read more on: bit.ly/2iphRTu

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders)
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