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NASCAR VP explains why Jimmie Johnson was Parked at Talladega following rulebook confusion

Tags: #jimmiejohnson #nascar #redflag

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Looking for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL battery life numbers? We've got those right here. Both phones seem to run really efficiently and shouldn't give you any battery issues.

#android #pixel2 #pixel2xl

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Why Trump Accused Obama of Not Consoling Families of Fallen Soldiers

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The Last Jedi’ at Star Wars Galactic Nights on December 16

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Some of the key genes responsible for light skin in Europeans arose in Africa.

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President Donald Trump called Republican Rep. Tom Marino "a good man," but said, somewhat ominously, "We're going to be looking into Tom." .

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For the more paranoid. "On Tuesday, Google announced the launch of a new "advanced protection" setting for Google accounts, which makes it harder than ever for hackers to break into your sensitive data on Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube or any other Google property. The opt-in, ultra-secure mode is intended for truly high-risk users, including those who face the threat of state-sponsored, highly resourced cyberespionage. Think politicians and officials, high net-worth individuals, activists, dissidents, and journalists.

As such, it's a strict and unforgiving system, designed to reinforce every possible weak link that hackers could use to hijack your account. Logging in from a desktop will require a special USB key, while accessing your data from a mobile device will similarly require a Bluetooth dongle. All non-Google services and apps will be exiled from reaching into your Gmail or Google Drive. Google's malware scanners will use a more intensive process to quarantine and analyze incoming documents. And if you forget your password, or lose your hardware login keys, you'll have to jump through more hoops than ever to regain access, the better to foil any intruders who would abuse that process to circumvent all of Google's other safeguards."

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+European Space Agency, ESA

If life exists on Mars, it will have sought refuge underground. Trying to uncover one of the best-kept secrets in the Solar System, scientists are working a kilometre beneath the ground, with ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer joining them this week.

Teams from around the world are gathering at the UK’s Boulby Mine to test new technologies for exploring Mars and the Moon. Almost 30 people are venturing into the deep for the fifth Mine Analogue Research (MINAR) sortie.

They have been testing a wide range of equipment for two weeks, including a robotic hammer to chisel rock and expose fresh surfaces for signs of life.

A team from the University of Leicester carefully monitors the performance of a tool that could one day be part of a Mars rover.

Matthias will take part in several more campaigns this year. Next up is ESA’s Pangaea geology field training in Lanzarote, Spain. There, the hammer will be used to pound the rocks of the Mars-like landscape to test a human–robot partnership for future planetary excursions.

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MLB playoffs: Cubs face lineup dilemma with offensive struggles of defensive wizards: In an ideal world, Joe Maddon’s best defensive players would be producing at the plate. That would make filling out the lineup card simple. That’s not the case right now, though.

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As the National Football League gains popularity among young people in China, networks work to find commentators with sufficient...

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The Communist App Store: China’s endless apps for tracking, organizing, and motivating party members

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He Said What?! The Best NFL quotes of Week 6: The Packers are trying to move on from Aaron Rodgers' injury and Tom Brady was not impressed by his latest milestone.

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Who wants the ultimate camera shootout between the Pixel 2, LG V30, and Galaxy Note 8? Here you go.

#android #pixel2 #lgv30 #galaxynote8

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Peer pressure forced whales and dolphins to evolve big brains, like humans

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NEW VIDEO - Google Pixel 2 Unboxing! (Best Android 8.0 Features)

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Plasma optic combines lasers into superbeam - Since its introduction in the 1977 film "Star Wars," the Death Star has remained one of science fiction's most iconic figures. The image of Alderaan's destruction at the hands of the Death Star's superlaser is burned into the memory of millions of fans.

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Fresh Findings From Cassini

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The Secret Of Change -- Osage, Arkansas
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."
-- Socrates

A large, rusted steel spring in an abandoned garage...

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the leaves are falling

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Just another Norwegian town on some Fjord...

This place was one of our more..ahem.. 'interesting' accommodation choices, turned out to be a rather religious institution, whilst nothing wrong with that, it just was not very clear to the average punter looking for a place to stay :) .. luckily for us it was our night off the turps and no mischief to be had ;) ... Ironically I had to throw pebbles at the window to get let back in after my sunset shoot (that was about 11:30 pm :) ) .. musta looked at bit suss :)

Norway, everytime I open up the folder of images there is always another shot that jumps out at me, even after al this time

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White Wisteria

These help me reverse down the driveway at night.

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Trump’s Nominee for Drug Czar Withdraws - Rep. Marino faulted for championing bill to curb DEA powers for prosecuting opioid abuse.

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11 Photos - View album
Rose Fine was Michael's tutor and accompanied the Jackson Five on tour.Rose Fine began her work as a tutor and guardian of Michael and his brothers on the first national group tour in October 1970. She accompanied the group in cities including Boston, Cincinnati, Tennessee and New York.

Michael kept his bond with her even after he has grown up and gave her financial assistance, holding her for life. She also represented as a mother figure in his life, as shown in these accounts from Michael in 2002:

"She helped me a lot because she always held my hand and lulls me to sleep. After the show I will always run into the room, we would read and have hot milk."

"She always told me, 'the door is open'. We,we took care of her,Janet and I,until the day she died."

Michael said he did not know the age of his tutor because she preferred not to disclose. According to him, Rose Fine joked that when she retired, then only she will reveal to him her age.

She remained with him until the end of the 70s, by which time he recorded the album "Off the Wall".

Michael and Janet paid nurses and hospital care she needed.Paid also all expenses needed, for example, appliance repairs, electronics, everything that had to be done at her house they took care of.

When her husband too got sick, Michael and Janet also took care of him and funded all his medical expenses because both he and Janet felt her as a mother and, therefore, thought they should take care everything of her as if they were taking care of one's mother.

"She used to caress my face, she used to say I had beautiful hands. Now I realize what she meant because I do the same with my children, I caress their faces so because they are so sweet ..."

"She taught me a lot about Judaism, but i always felt bad for her because her son suffered a lot. He was a wonderful doctor and went to Harvard. He had a type of brain tumor."

"She taught me Jewish culture and I will never forget this.When I was little, we landed in Germany and it was so quiet ... I asked, 'What is wrong Miss Fine?' You know when children can tell if there is something wrong with their mothers?"

"She said: 'I do not like it.'

"And I asked, 'Why?"

"She said: "A lot of people suffered here"

"That's when I learned about the concentration camps, through her, because I did not know anything about it."

"I'll never forget that feeling. She said she felt cold there, she could feel."

"That kind person! She taught me the wonderful words of books and reading. I would never be the same person if it was not for her. I owe a lot to her."

"She called me her son. Whenever we climbed on the plane and people saw black boys with a black father and this white Jewish lady with us, people stopped her to ask:"

"Who are you?"

"She replied, 'I am the mother'. She always answered them and let her pass."

"Sweet story. She was special, I needed her."

"I think I learned that from her. I saw and experienced it. No matter the blood, race, creed, color,love is love and it breaks all barriers".

"She was more than a tutor and I was so angry with myself because when she died I was far, far away. I could not get there."

"I was in Switzerland and Ewy(Michael's secretary) called to tell me she had died. I said:"

"What?' I'm in Switzerland, I can not go. ' It made me angry, but I did everything I could."

"When I went to visit her, I said, 'Mrs. Fine this is Michael"

"She said, 'You're not Michael"

"I came back to say, 'It's me, Michael!"

"She said, 'Do not say you're Michael. You are not Michael"

"This means that dysfunction in the brain and she does not recognize you anymore. It hurts a lot."

Source:The Michael Jackson Tapes

Pics:Rose Fine with Michael and the rest of the Jacksons

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Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s Singular Star

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Sleep timers on Google Home. Handy.

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A three minute Halloween flick produced by the kid.

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It was assumed that during childhood, critical periods of brain development were regulated in the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain. However, research published in Nature Neuroscience identifies an unexpected structure deep in the brain also crucial role in the regulation of cognition and function during the same period.

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie reinstated by Giants, report says: The veteran cornerback was suspended indefinitely on Thursday after a string of incidents, including walking out of the team's facility.

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The CPC congress is not just important for China but also for Asia and the world.

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On this day:
At 16th October of 1981, Joseph Simmons, Jam Master Jay and Darryl McDaniels, founded the hip hop group Run-D.M.C. The group is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. Run-D.M.C. is one of the best-known hip hop acts in the 1980's who, along with LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy, signified the advent of the new school of hip hop music.

The legendary 80's rap group Run-D.M.C. combined intelligent lyrics with addictive beats and was responsible for popularising rap and hip-hop in terms of the music, lifestyle and popular image. With their trademark gold chains and Adidas sneakers, Run-D.M.C. pioneered the rap art form and became cultural icons along the way. Unfortunately, due to the slaying of one of its members in 2002, the group has called it quits.

Founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay from Hollis Queens, Run-D.M.C. influenced countless hip-hop acts that followed and made the genre hugely successful with crossover audiences. They had known each other as children in the Hollis district of New York City, Master Jay and McDaniels even attending the same kindergarten.

The band signed a record deal with Profile Records in 1983, and Run's older brother, Russell "Rush" Simmons, signed Run-D.M.C. to his newly formed management company Rush Productions that same year. On their first major United States tour, the group set new fads by performing dressed in baggy black clothing, Adidas Sneakers (always with shoelaces removed), and Fedora hats.

Their mainstream success continued as the group performed at the famous Live Aid concert in 1985, and their 1986 album ''Raising Hell'' became the highest-selling rap album in history (this record was later broken as rap gained more popularity with artists like Notorious B.I.G. and Eminem), reaching number 3 on the ''Billboard magazine'' album charts and selling over 3 million copies.

The album featured the famous cover version of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way", a rap-rock collaboration performed with Aerosmith members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. The song was the first hip-hop track to make the Top 10 on Billboard's singles charts.

Run-D.M.C. were renowned for breaking new ground in rap music. "It's Like That" and "Sucker MC's" (1983) were the first hip hop tracks that relied on electronic beats and nothing else. "Peter Piper" (1986) was the first rap record in which the DJ cut up a record (in this case, "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by jazz musician Bob James.

Run-D.M.C. became the first rap act with a platinum album and multi-platinum album, as well as the first rappers to appear on the cover of ''Rolling Stone'' magazine, to receive a Grammy nomination and to appear on Saturday Night Live and American Bandstand.

After a period of lackluster commercial success after the ''Raising Hell'' album, the group made a comeback in 1993 with their album ''Down With the King'', which made Billboard's Top 10 for album and the Pete Rock assisted single "Down With the King". Jam-Master Jay was shot and killed in October 2002, leading Run-D.M.C. to announce their retirement.

The key albums in Run-D.M.C.’s catalog: "Run-D.M.C.", "King of Rock", "Raising Hell" and "Tougher Than Leather", were re-released in deluxe editions with bonus tracks in 2005. As new generations discover the old-school sound, Run-D.M.C. continue to receive their due for kicking the rap revolution into high gear.

On April 4, 2009, rapper Eminem inducted them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In doing so, Run–D.M.C. became only the second hip hop group in history to be inducted, after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

#RunDMC #GoldenAgeHipHop #RapRock
#Rap #HipHop #OldschoolHipHop
#HipHopGroup #Onthisday #80sMemories

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Assistant on tablets, where have you been all this time?

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Spider-web 'labyrinths' may help reduce noise pollution - (—Researchers have demonstrated that the geometry of a natural spider web can be used to design new structures that address one of the biggest challenges in sound control: reducing low-frequency noise, which is the second most widespread environmental problem in Europe after air pollution.

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Your Graphics Will Make or Break Your Real Estate Blog
Without a doubt visuals are a critical part of blogging.

Your graphics can really make your blog pop. In the real estate industry there are only a small segment of bloggers who really work on their craft when it comes to graphics.

This is a HUGE mistake! Fine by me though as it only makes some people really stand out for the better.

One such blogger is +Kevin Vitali who has written a great article for +Zurple on the topic.

Take a look at Kevin's excellent advice along with a contribution from +Kyle Hiscock as well.

Take a your graphics to the next level - you'll be glad you did when your article get MORE shares.


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Although the study below was done on mice, it adds to the growing evidence that exercise benefits the brain. Researchers found that “that physical activity not only increases the number of new neurons in the brain, it also subtly changes the shape and workings of these cells in ways that might have implications for memory and even delaying the onset of dementia.”

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As the team head to Austin, uncover the local secrets of the US GP with our Hilton Honors Travel Guide.

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Andy Weir’s Lunar City at New York Comic Con @NY_Comic_Con #NYCC 2017 #ArtTuesday

via The Verge

When Andy Weir published his first novel The Martian a couple of years ago, it went on to become a major best-seller and blockbuster film. His next novel is Artemis, a crime thriller set on the Moon, and New York Comic Con fans have the opportunity to step right into that story. It’s all part of an extensive exhibit put together by Audible to promote the book, entitled The Museum of Artemis: Life on the Moon.

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