The Event Chronicle
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In ancient Palmyra, the Arch of Triumph connected the main street of the Colonnade with the Temple of Bel. If ordinary people of the time wanted to visit the Temple of Bel, they would pass through this arch. And once they were done, the would pass through this arch again on their way out. And of courseBel” and “Baal” are synonymous, and both titles can be traced all the way back to ancient Babylon and a very evil ruler named Nimrod. The following is an extended excerpt from one of my previous articles … —– In a previous article, I included a quote from Wikipedia that discusses how “Bel” is an ancient Babylonian term for “Lord” or “Master”, and that “Baalcomes from that original root wordBel ( / ˈ b eɪ l / ; from Akkadianlu ), signifyinglord” or “master”, is a title rather than a genuine name, applied to various gods in the Mesopotamian religion of Akkad , Assyria and Babylonia .
Southern Daily Echo - Sport
15 minutes
Sky News
21 minutes
Looking at the preliminary statistics are reported crimes in 2016, one 25 million crimes, up by only six other crimes on the previous year. It is safe to say this but these correlations been graded as of the case that Sweden has suddenly become unsafe or an incredibly violent place.
Lincolnshire Echo
an hour
Education bosses will bring back a ruling they axed that gave priority to pupils heading to the same school as their brother or sister.Nottinghamshire County Council's admission arrangements for 2018/19 will reinstate the previous priority given to pupils living out of catchment who have a sibling connection following the ruling of the schools adjudicator on January 31.The adjudicator ruled that the change in criteria was unfair on the grounds that more people were disadvantaged by the change...
Forbes
an hour
On its own, TSUBAME 3.0, is expected to offer roughly two times the performance of its predecessor. TSUBAME 3.0 will be built around NVIDIA’s Pascal-based Tesla P100 GPUs, which are not only more efficient, but higher-performing than previous-generation Maxwell GPUs.
Autocar
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The new Land Rover Discovery is lighter, cleaner, faster and more efficient than any other before it: and it looks radically different from previous-generation Discoverys, too. We test it on and off-road We review the new Land Rover Discovery , the latest large SUV from Land Rover . It's lighter, cleaner, faster and more efficient than any other before it: and it looks radically different from previous-generation Discoverys, too. In this Land Rover Discovery review, we find out if the changes keep the Discovery at the top of the SUV pile, or whether cars like the Volvo XC90 , BMW X5 and Audi Q7 will give it a hard time.
Voice Of America
2 hours
But Hug warned Monday that conditions for a flare-up were present as “heavy weapons remain on both sides of the contact area where they shouldn't be.” Unlikely to hold Analysts say the cease-fire is unlikely to hold, given that the underlying causes for the conflict remain unaddressed. Ukrainian officials are also skeptical, saying this truce will likely follow the pattern of the previous four cease-fires -- an immediate, but short-lived, reduction in violence, followed by an increase in clashes. The previous cease-fires in a conflict that has left nearly 10,000 dead lasted for little more than a day. Late Sunday, before the cease-fire went into effect, the warring sides traded mortar fire around the government-held town of Avdiyivka on the outskirts of Donetsk. On Friday, Oleksandr Zakharchenko, leader of the Moscow-backed separatists in Donetsk Oblast, announced he was not bound by any deal involving the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front.
MintPress News
2 hours
This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries.” The other name used by the FBI – “ The 7th-floor group ” – refers to the fact that this facet of the Shadow Government is located on the State Department’s 7 th floor where long-serving, elite diplomats are employed. Though all previous administrations have left the “7th-floor group” more or less untouched, the newly-minted Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, abruptly chose to fire most of the State Department employees working on this floor. Last Friday, Tillerson’s top aides told the vast majority of the Department’s seventh-floor staff that “their services were no longer needed,” CBS News reports . This is the second round of firings at the State Department since Trump took office as four other top officials had been let go at the end of January.
Leicester Mercury
2 hours
For the past four years, the Mercury has teamed up with the Leicester Comedy Festival to give readers the opportunity to vote for the performer or act they think is worthy of the title, Legend of Comedy. The winners of the previous four competitions are Barry Cryer, Sir Norman Wisdom, Ken Dodd and Rik Mayall all very worthy recipients of the award. Now, a new shortlist has been drawn up, following Leicester Mercury readers' suggestions, which is made of instantly recognisable comedy...
Autocar
2 hours
The concept's powerplant featured a micro-turbine generator, inspired by aviation technology, which drove a generator and charged the battery. Unlike many previous turbine powertrain systems, there was no direct electrical feed from the generator to the electric motors: the TREV system is purely a series hybrid range extender charger. Using the system, the battery pack was claimed to be charged to its maximum in 40 minutes. The GT96 was first presented in two forms at the 2016 Geneva motor show, with both based on a mid-engine electric hypercar design that features two seats and all-wheel drive. Design one: AT96Aviation Turbine’ was a track-focused model, with a turbine set-up that runs on a liquid fuel, such as aviation kerosene, diesel or gasoline. Design two: GT96Gas Turbine’ was designed to run on a gaseous fuel such as biogas and natural gas and is styled as a road-going hypercar.
BoingBoing
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nv1dmE_yJ8&feature=youtu.be It's not just that smart cars' Android apps are sloppily designed and thus horribly insecure ; they are also deliberately designed with extremely poor security choices: even if you factory-reset a car after it is sold as used, the original owner can still locate it, honk its horn, and unlock its doors. (more)
Autocar
2 hours
The concept's powerplant featured a micro-turbine generator, inspired by aviation technology, which drove a generator and charged the battery. Unlike many previous turbine powertrain systems, there was no direct electrical feed from the generator to the electric motors: the TREV system is purely a series hybrid range extender charger. Using the system, the battery pack was claimed to be charged to its maximum in 40 minutes. The GT96 was first presented in two forms at the 2016 Geneva motor show, with both based on a mid-engine electric hypercar design that features two seats and all-wheel drive. Design one: AT96Aviation Turbine’ was a track-focused model, with a turbine set-up that runs on a liquid fuel, such as aviation kerosene, diesel or gasoline. Design two: GT96Gas Turbine’ was designed to run on a gaseous fuel such as biogas and natural gas and is styled as a road-going hypercar.
MintPress News
2 hours
Flint resident Claire McClinton said she's grateful for the efforts but finds the report underwhelming. She said the emergency manager law needs to be abolished, the Army Corps of Engineers should replace the old pipes, and Medicare needs to be made available to all impacted residents. It didn't match the severity of the situation we're in, said McClinton, who attended the previous public hearings as well as Friday's meeting where commissioners presented the report. I think they talked themselves into being timid. The commission, created by the Michigan Constitution, is directed to investigate allegations of discrimination. If it finds violations, it can order the violator to stop and take corrective action. That order can be appealed to circuit court. The commission pledges to be more resolute in its role in giving greater voice to residents to prevent such crises from happening again.
Open Culture
2 hours
Bristol Post
3 hours
A drink driver who caused the death of teenager Alex Gould and seriously injured his friend in a horror smash on Valentine's Day last year has been sentenced to more than seven years behind bars. James Bisset, of Grace Close in Yatton, was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today after killing Alex Gould and seriously injuring Matthew Thompson in a drink and drug-fuelled collision in Clevedon Road on February 14 last year. The 23-year-old, who pleaded guilty at a previous hearing, said nothing...
The Week
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Bristol Post
3 hours
A Bristol grandmother who jumped from the fifth floor of Southmead Hospital was allowed to leave her ward by herself. Carolyn Brock was a voluntary patient at Oakwood ward, after suffering from long-term depression and social anxiety. And despite doctors and staff knowing she had thoughts about suicide and previous incidents of trying to take her own life, she was rated a medium risk and was allowed unaccompanied leave. Avon Coroners Court heard at Mrs Brock's inquest on Monday...
Sky News
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Why don't we see how it goes? Why have we extended the offer of the state visit quite so soon? We have not done that with previous presidents such as President Obama. It was important to do it early and I thought Theresa May did well in establishing a relationship early, because it is important this country should have a working relationship with the US, all the more so as we move through uncertain times, including Brexit.
Techradar
3 hours
That said, large studios plan decades in advance (Peter Hines himself said he knows Bethesda's own plans for the next ten years) so can assume the game is being actively discussed if it's not being actively developed. Having returned to Skyrim after some time away, Howard compared it to seeing an old friend from high school, adding that the time away had given him the chance to see Skyrim as a gamer for the first time. This, to us, would be the perfect time to start applying this new perspective to the next title in the series. At the very least we can say we know it wont just be called Elder Scrolls 6. Theres going to be a colon and another word to round the title off if previous releases are anything to go by. Where will it be set? Were also willing to bet that like all the other games in the series its going to be set in the continent of Tamriel, the map of which is below.
The Economic Times
3 hours
Bleacher Report
3 hours
Conte indicated Luiz has a strong chance to be ready to face Swansea, per Metro 's Evan Bartlett . Yet if Luiz can't go, Conte will need to trust youngsters Kurt Zouma or Nathan Ake to take his place. Clement will have the bigger concerns, though, especially when it comes to how he will stop Chelsea's lighting-fast counter-attacks. Nobody is breaking with the pace, ingenuity and class the Blues are producing this season. Striker Diego Costa usually rounds off most moves, but supporting forward Pedro is also a major threat. The former Barcelona man is beginning to find his feet after initially struggling with life in England's top flight under previous managers Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink . Pedro has scored 10 times across league and cup action since Conte took the reins, according to WhoScored .com . Expect Pedro, Costa and Co. to have too much quality in forward areas for Swansea to resist for long.
Leicester Mercury
3 hours
Leicester returned from Canterbury with all three points for the first time in several years.The 3-2 win also maintained Leicester's mid-table position in the Investec Women's Premier Division.It was the visitors who came out of the blocks firing and keen to put to bed the previous week's poor start and ultimate defeat at Clifton Robinsons.Rachel Mack put Leicester ahead in the first five minutes thanks to a penalty-corner strike.Katie Long continued the blistering star after 11 minutes...
Futurity
3 hours
The investigators sequenced more than 1,000 individual Timema genomes. This let them correlate DNA changes with changes in physical traits such as color patterns or scent. We know from previous studies that a predator's discrimination on color pattern selections contributes to the beginning of the changes in the DNA, but only on the specific gene that determines color pattern,” Sandoval explains. Changes in Timema sex appeal chemistry caused an even bigger chunk of the DNA to change, so that looks to be a more important trait for the formation of species in this genus. Pesky snails pick food by smell not taste Species formation generally takes place over huge timescales and it's very difficult to observe directlymainly we just get snapshots of what's happening at a particular moment in time, says Patrik Nosil, of the department of animal and plant sciences at the University of Sheffield.
Sputnik International
3 hours