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‘#StarTrekDiscovery’ Fuels Record Sign-Ups For #CBSAllAccess

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Here, you can see the ancient European courtly tradition that it's undignified to take offence when insulted by the royal jester in action.

The mother of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was one of the many to take to Twitter to respond to President Trump’s criticism of NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a (expletive) off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump said at a rally in Alabama Friday night.

Although Trump didn’t actually name Kaepernick, it seemed pretty clear who his words were directed at considering he was the one who first gained notoriety last year for protesting the national anthem. And Kaepernick’s mom, Teresa Kaepernick, was quick to respond: “Guess that makes me a proud bitch!”

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“We expected a better result, that is clear,” Ms. Merkel said Sunday night. “The good thing is that we will definitely lead the next government.”

"She said that she would listen to those who voted for the Alternative for Germany, or AfD, and work to win them back “by solving problems, by taking up their worries, partly also their fears, but above all by good politics,” she said."

Well, this is a historic political defeat for the CDU/CSU and the SPD; the probably worst result since 1949. No politician in the democratic tradition of West Germany would likely even consider to continue his political career after such an election defeat.

"But her comments seemed to augur a shift to the right a ..... "

This depends on the point of view. Mr. Merkel moved the CDU/CSU to the left. Franz Josef Strauß noted already decades ago:
"The late leader of that party, Franz-Josef Strauss, said in 1986 that the party should allow no one to run to their right. “To the right of us there is only the wall,” he said.
Well, it seems that Mr. Merkel has not his political expertise - who cares in the CDU/CSU anymore about political mistakes. Taking political responsibility is obviously not anymore part of the political culture in Germany.

Read also https://plus.google.com/116010873343713831202/posts/FQUTZGrhavV


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/world/europe/germany-election-merkel.html - Does the NY Times use AI assistance to write articles for the online community?

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Studies carried out by scientists from the Institute of Forensic Genetics at the University of Copenhagen have concluded that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor, someone who lived 6,000 to 10,000 years ago near the area by the Black sea: http://humansarefree.com/2014/04/the-origin-of-blue-eyes-ancient-gods.html

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Hubble views a cosmic oyster and pearl in NGC 1501

The world is your oyster, as the expression goes – and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, with its advanced instruments and favourable location in orbit above Earth’s atmosphere, has far more of the Universe to explore than most.

This image was captured using Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, the camera responsible for many of the telescope’s most beautiful images. It shows the appropriately nicknamed Oyster Nebula (more formally known as NGC 1501), a candescent cloud some 5000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

The Oyster Nebula is a type of cosmic object that is essentially a giant cloud of dust and electrically charged gases. Nebulas are often made to glow, as seen here, by the radiation from a nearby star. In the case of the Oyster Nebula, that star can be seen as a yellow–orange dot at the centre of the turquoise cloud, resembling the oyster’s precious pearl.

This is a planetary nebula, meaning that it was created when its progenitor star – the ‘pearl’ – threw its outer layers of gas into space. This star is just as notable as the beautiful structure surrounding it.

It is a pulsating star, meaning that its brightness varies regularly and periodically. In the case of NGC 1501’s progenitor star, this is incredibly fast, with the star’s brightness changing significantly in just half an hour.

The complexity of the Oyster Nebula’s internal structure is clearly evident in this detailed image, appearing almost webbed or bubbly. Astronomers have modelled this object in 3D and found it to be an irregularly shaped cloud filled with lumpy and bumpy structures, such as knots and bubbles of gas and clumps of dust, all knitted together.

These visible-light observations capture the glow of gases including hydrogen and nitrogen. The bright colours shown here are arbitrary.

Copyright ESA/Hubble & NASA; acknowledgement: M. Canale

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The Chicago Bulls and guard Dwyane Wade have reached an agreement on a contract buyout, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Wade gave up approximately $8 million of his remaining $23.8 million salary to reach an agreement on a buyout, league sources told ESPN. According to ESPN'S Adrian Wojnarowski, The Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, and the Miami Heat are the leaders to sign Wade once the buyout is made official. However, sources also tell Wojnarowski that the Oklahoma City Thunder — who recently acquired Wade's friend Carmelo Anthony — may also have interest.

In terms of money, here's what the previously mentioned teams have to offer Wade:

Miami Heat: $4.2M
San Antonio Spurs: $3.3M
Cleveland Cavaliers: $2.5M
Oklahoma City Thunder: $2.3M

#NBA #Bulls

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But he's not Hillary, so that's okay, right? BENGHAZI™®©!!!

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Skol! Where are you watching today's game against Tampa Bay?

Watch video: bit.ly/2jW1y1e

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders)

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International diplomacy in 2017!

Donald Trump: Are you threatening me?
Kim Jong-un: Are you threatening me?
Donald Trump: Are you threatening me?
Kim Jong-un: You are on a suicide mission.
Donald Trump: No. You are on a suicide mission.
Kim Jong-un: No. You are on a suicide mission.
Donald Trump: No. You are on a suicide mission.

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Mapping the nearby Universe | Hubble
Galaxy ESO 376-16
The distances to objects in the Universe can differ enormously. The nearest star to us—Proxima Centauri—lies some 4.2 light-years from us, while some incredibly distant galaxies are so far away—13 billion light-years or more—that they are only visible to us as a result of cosmic tricks of magnification.

The subject of this image, a galaxy called ESO 376-16, sits nearly 23 million light-years from Earth—not that great a distance on a cosmic scale. However, given the galaxy’s relative proximity to us, we know surprisingly little about it. Astronomers are still debating about many of the properties of ESO 376-16, including its morphology. Galaxies are divided into types based on their visual appearance and characteristics; spiral galaxies, like the Milky Way, are flattened discs with curved arms sweeping out from a central nucleus, while irregular galaxies lack a distinct structure and look far more chaotic. On the basis of its rather ill-defined morphology, ESO 376-16 is thought to be either a late-type spiral or a dwarf irregular galaxy.

Despite its mystique, observations of ESO 376-16 have been useful in several studies, including one made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope that aimed to create a 3D map of galaxies lying in the vicinity of Earth. Researchers used Hubble to gauge the distance to galaxies including ESO 376-16 by measuring the luminosities of especially bright red-giant-branch stars sitting within the galaxies. They then used their data to generate and calibrate 3D maps of the distribution of galaxies throughout the nearby cosmos.

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Release Date: September 25, 2017

+Hubble Space Telescope
+European Space Agency, ESA
+NASA Goddard
+Space Telescope Science Institute

#NASA #Hubble #Astronomy #Science #Space #Galaxy #ESO37616 #Antlia #Cosmos #Universe #Telescope #ESA #Goddard #GSFC #STScI #STEM #Education

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although the steelers did not take the field one lone steeler stood in the tunnel and held his hand over his heart, Alejandro Villanueva and Army Ranger AND Bronze Star recipient was the only steeler on the field except for the coaches

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Best 5 #Lightweight PHP Frameworks for REST APIs Development

A framework in PHP language is considered as a means to enhance the productivity to deliver faster results without deviating from best standards and practices.

http://bit.ly/2rGD5jO #wordpress #Lumen #Silex #PHP #Frameworks #APIDevelopment

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New Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL leak gives us our closest look yet at Google’s new phones

The many leaks for Google’s next Pixel phones continued today with new images that reportedly show the backs of both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Prices for both phones were reportedly revealed as well.

The stories come from Droid Life, using unnamed sources, and they claim that the larger LG-made Pixel 2 XL will cost $849 for the 64 GB version, and $949 for the 128 GB model. The somewhat blurry images of the phone that were posted with the article show that the top quarter of its back, where its camera will be, has a dark black color. The rest of the back, which also contains its fingerprint sensor, will be colored either in a slightly grayer color, or in white. The official names for the colorways will be Just Black and Black & White.

The smaller HTC-made Pixel 2, as reported by Droid Life, will be priced at $649 for the 64 GB version and $749 for the 128 GB variant. The leaked images show that the top quarter of the phone will somewhat match the color on the rest of the back (no panda phone for the Pixel 2, apparently). It shows a Just Black, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue version will be available.

We will learn much more about Google’s second generation Pixel phones on October 4. In the meantime, what do you think about the look of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, along with their prices? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

#Google #GooglePixel2 #GooglePixelXL2 #Pixel2 #PixelXL2 #Android #AndroidOreo #androiddev #indiedev #HTC

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The climber

My flowers and insects in colors https://www.paolodalprato.com/macro-a-colori

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #ant #insect #macroaddict #ilovephotography 

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Bogøy

Steigen commune northern norway

#Landscape #nature #norway #visitnorway #mountains #nordland #autumn2017 #nikon #cold #sky #PhotoOfTheWeek #ocean #clouds #northnorway #fjord #Corona #nightphotography #northernlights #aurora #auroraborealis #Borealis #Nordlys #Night

#btplandscapepro +BTP Landscape Pro Rinus Bakker ,owned by Nancy Dempsey #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +HQSP Post of the Day +HQSP Night curated by Shannan Crow, Volker Seifarth, Heiko köster, Andy Smith, Peter Marbaise and me #promotephotography
#showyourbestwork #breakfastartclub #naturelovers #naturephotos #myfavpicoftheday #europeanphotography #bellesphotos #photomanianorway #landscapephotography #mothernature #europeanphotography #naturephotography #Amazingphotography #PhotoOfTheDay #Noorwegen #nordiclandscapes #hqsplandscape #norwegen #stunningmoment #europeanPhotography #arcticcircle #steigen
#LandscapePhotography +LANDSCAPE Photos +Landscape Photography Show +Landscape Photography Show +land +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography

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Coming back for more

Tawny Funnel fungus (Lepista flaccida)

Svartskog, Norway

This specimen was one of several growing under a spruce near my house, and looked really beautiful from a distance, but last night one or more slugs had a feast and made some serious damage. Next night more slugs might come by to continue feasting.

It’s a race against time for the slugs to eat before the mushroom decompose and for the mushroom to disperse spores before it’s eaten by slugs.

Many mushrooms are even eaten from inside by maggots, so while I encounter what is seemingly a beautiful specimen today, it might be completely demolished tomorrow!
If not picked by a human!

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 20 September 2017 13:48
Altitude: 34 meters

#fungi #mushrooms #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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The red state with an energy blueprint
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/345654-a-red-state-with-an-energy-blueprint
#Cybernetics #SmartCities #CEOs #CIOs #CTOs #Technology #TechLeaders

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View of the Pillars of Creation - infrared

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited one of its most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation.

This image shows the pillars as seen in infrared light, allowing it to pierce through obscuring dust and gas and unveil a more unfamiliar – but just as amazing – view of the pillars.

In this ethereal view the entire frame is peppered with bright stars and baby stars are revealed being formed within the pillars themselves.

The ghostly outlines of the pillars seem much more delicate, and are silhouetted against an eerie blue haze.

Copyright NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team

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The HTC Viveport is where all the developers will want to be if they get to keep all the money to themselves.

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What does Google’s acquisition over the Pixel team mean for competitors? http://ow.ly/5wuS30fovmE

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With its new ThinkSmart Hub 500, Lenovo wants to help make workplace meetings easier than ever before with a unique design and Skype integration. http://yte.fyi/2wQkRKy

By +Andrew Romero
#Lenovo #Windows #Skype

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In a recent inter view with CNBC, Min-Liang Tan, CEO and co-founder of Razer, discussed the future of Razer products and had some interesting information to give out. While he avoided saying smartphone outright, he did mention that they were working on a new mobile device for gaming. “And I can say that we are coming up with a mobile device specifically geared toward gamers and entertainment.” Tan also stated that they are hoping for a 2017 release, which means we might hear more about it in the upcoming months.

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So of my personal devices, they're all on Nougat, but the LGs are all on 7.0, my Motos and Blackberry are on 7.1.1, and my Nexus Player on 8.0.

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Last, but certainly not least: “Let’s Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA”
With host Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and guest Ellen Stofan, former NASA chief scientist. Listen now at https://www.patreon.com/posts/lets-make-smart-14506176 #LMASA

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10 Good Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Morning Warm Turmeric Water

Turmeric belongs to the ginger family and it is native to southern Asia. Turmeric has a long history of usage and it is mainly used for medicinal, culinary, dyeing, as an indicator and most often it has traditional uses.

#turmeric #health #drinks #explore #medicine #homeremedies #treatment #healthy #herbal #naturalremedies #cure #disease #water #healthcare #remedy #healing

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Stars and spirals | ESO

This spectacular spiral galaxy, known as NGC 1964, resides approximately 70 million light-years away in the constellation of Lepus (The Hare). NGC 1964 has a bright and dense core. This core sits within a mottled oval disc, which is itself encircled by distinct spiral arms speckled with bright starry regions. The brilliant center of the galaxy caught the eye of the astronomer William Herschel on the night of November 20, 1784, leading to the galaxy’s discovery and subsequent documentation in the New General Catalogue.

In addition to containing stars, NGC 1964 lives in a star-sprinkled section of the sky. In this view from the Wide Field Imager (WFI)—an instrument mounted on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, Chile—the star HD 36785 can be seen to the galaxy’s immediate right. Above it reside two other prominent stars named HD 36784 and TYC 5928-368-1—and the large bright star below NGC 1964 is known as BD-22 1147.

This view of NGC 1964 also contains an array of galaxies, visible in the background. The WFI is able to observe the light from these distant galaxies, and those up to 40 million times fainter than the human eye can see.

Credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Jean-Christophe Lambry
Release Date: September 25, 2017

+European Southern Observatory (ESO)

#ESO #Astronomy #Science #Space #Galaxy #NGC1964 #Stars #Lepus #Cosmos #Universe #LaSilla #Observatory #Chile #SouthAmerica #Europe #STEM #Education

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Exercise and the right diet aren't the only things that help prevent heart disease. Know the 5 top drinks that come with heart-healthy benefits.

http://www.howfitness.info/5-healthy-beverages-that-fight-heart-disease/

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You made it on Instagram - or have you…
when others are tagging random images with you. It's surreal to be honest, because my new'ish IG account for "just" my dance photographs has so few followers, it's sad really (a whopping 257 grand total). Nevertheless, some must find it impressive enough to tag their photos as mine. Hm. I'll take it, at least "some" traffic, I guess.

Where to find this lonesome account you ask?
instagram.com/dancephotography.co

Enjoy, and keep dancing!

#dance #ballet #dancer #ballerina #instagram #nofollowers #keepsmiling

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Creepy A.I. architects Ultra Ultra (ex-IO Interactive) today announced their debut game, ECHO, a nightmare-fueled sci-fi adventure, is available now for PC priced £18.99. The previously announced PS4 version will now be available in early October, so keep those peepers peeled!
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