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 .
MintPress News
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England & Wales Cricket Board
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Last week Joe Root was named as the England Test captain making him the 80th Test captain in England history. On Wednesday he was unveiled to the media for the first time to talk about the captaincy and what it means to him to be appointed captain. We joined Joe as he drove to Headingley to talk to the media. We followed his day to get a look at what its like to become the Test captain. From interviews to photographs, it was a busy day! This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including highlights, interviews, features getting you closer to the England team and county players. Subscribe for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ecbcricket Featuring video from the England cricket team, NatWest T20 Blast, Specsavers County Championship and more. To find out more about the ECB visit: http://www.ecb.co.uk
Information Age
4 hours
Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information Age Insider attacks have been hitting the headlines in recent years after a number of high profile breaches. According to a report released by the Ponemon Institute in July 2016, both careless and malicious insiders are now the most likely root cause of the loss of knowledge assets. The insider attacker can fit multiple profiles, from The post Insider threat denial: who is in the driving seat? appeared first on Information Age - Insight and Analysis for IT Leaders .
Hackaday
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As things stand now, [Holger] and [LaForge] have documented a lot of the Linux system that's running inside the EC20 phone modem, so it's ripe for development. They have a toolchain set up so that you can compile and flash a kernel to the modem, and there is an Android Debugging Bridge (adb) root shell, so you can do basically anything. This isn't Arduinery there's still a lot of real engineering left to do before you'll be using these modules directly in your own projects but until now 4G and LTE phone modems have been an entirely opaque black box to the hacker community. At least now we've got a foothold. Filed under: cons , wireless hacks
The Huffington Post
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Breitbart News
13 hours
Yorkshire Post - Sports
18 hours
Streamlined Ben Stokes will be the most reassuring figure of all for Joe Root when he arrives for his first day of Test cricket as England's new captain this summer.
Yorkshire Post - Sports
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In the not too dim and distant past, my predecessor as sports editor beckoned me into his windowless office and dispatched me to Nottinghamshire.
The Herald - Scottish Premier League
19 hours
WITH each passing week, game and three points, obstacles standing in the way of this Celtic team and remaining unbeaten domestically this season continue to dwindle.
Voice Of America
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“My vision is to defeat al-Shabab in the next two years, hopefully if we work very closely together, we will be able to defeat them” he said during a meeting in Mogadishu with African Union leadership and representatives of troop-contributing countries. “If Somalia is to achieve prosperity, than there is an urgent need to root out the group” he said.. Ambassador Francisco Madiera, the African Union envoy to Somalia, assured the president that AU troops operating in Somalia are committed to working towards a peaceful Somalia. “We can cooperate with one another and harmonize our efforts to do exactly that (defeat Al-Shabab),” Madiera said. In a newly released audio message, a senior al-Shabab leader, Sheikh Hassan Yaqub, called the new Somali president an “apostate” and warned Somalis against supporting him.
The Iran Project
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Daily Mail - Sport
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Daily Mail - Cricket
2 days
Joe Root and Ben Stokes spent their adolescence pranking each other. Now they have been handed the responsibility of putting some spice back into England’s mid-table Test team.
Daily Express - Sports
2 days
THE captaincy experience of Joe Root and Ben Stokes could be detailed on the back of a postage stamp – but England will hope both can deliver when the Test action starts later this summer.
Daily Mail - Cricket
2 days
Joe Root has already sought counsel with Michael Vaughan on the challenges of being England Test captain. He is also thinking about the possibility of moving down the batting order.
Voice Of America
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SpaceX halted the planned launch Saturday of its unmanned Falcon 9 cargo rocket with just 13 seconds left on the countdown clock because of a technical issue. The company said on Twitter it was "standing down to take a closer look at positioning of the second stage engine nozzle." The earliest time SpaceX can reschedule the launch is about 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday, the company said. The weather expected in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday would be favorable for the launch. A spokesman for SpaceX told AFP that engineers found a small helium leak in the second-stage thrust control of the rocket's engine. The launch was delayed "out of an abundance of caution," the spokesman said. Elon Musk, chief executive officer at SpaceX, called the malfunction "slightly odd" and said the rocket would fly fine if this was the only issue. But SpaceX needs to "make sure that it isn't symptomatic of a more significant upstream root cause," he added.
Washington Free Beacon
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Ars Technica
2 days
SpaceX Noon ET Update : In a series of tweets on Saturday, SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk said he personally called off the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket when the system was "green" for liftoff. "All systems go, except the movement trace of an upper stage engine steering hydraulic piston was slightly odd," he tweeted . "If this is the only issue, flight would be fine, but need to make sure that it isn't symptomatic of a more significant upstream root cause. Btw, 99% likely to be fine (closed loop TVC wd overcome error), but that 1% chance isn't worth rolling the dice. Better to wait a day." Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Nottingham Evening Post
2 days
Peter Moores says he immediately saw leadership potential in Joe Root, as he backed England's new Test captain to be a resounding success in the role.The twice former England coach brought Root back into the national team after he had been dropped during the Ashes whitewash of 2013/14 before establishing himself as one of the world's best batsmen.Root entered the international arena as a precocious talent with a jovial sense of humour, but Moores says his light-hearted character is no barrier to...
Mashable
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Elon Musk's spaceflight company SpaceX just aborted its launch in perhaps the most dramatic way possible. A SpaceX Falcon 9 was set to launch an uncrewed Dragon capsule loaded with about 5,500 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station under a contract with NASA, but with just 13 seconds left in the countdown, the company decided to abort the launch. SEE ALSO: Sorry, y'all. SpaceX isn't going to Mars in 2018 The decision was made on Saturday out of an "overabundance of caution" when engineers were concerned about a problem detected in the second stage of the vehicle. If this is the only issue, flight would be fine, but need to make sure that it isn't symptomatic of a more significant upstream root cause Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 18, 2017 Read more... More about Private Spaceflight , Spaceflight , Elon Musk , Spacex , and Rockets
Voice Of America
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Pakistan said it lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan. The two countries have swapped accusations that not enough has been done to root out extremists launching cross-border attacks from both sides. According to the statement from his office, Aziz spoke by phone with Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar, saying the fight against terrorism requires close cooperation, particularly in policing the border. Aziz expressedserious concern” that Afghanistan had not paid heed to Pakistan’s repeated calls for action against Jama-ul-Ahrar. ‘Effective strategies’ needed Atmar’s office said he condemned such “abhorrentattacks on civilians, and pointed out that Islamic State has also claimed responsibility for several recent attacks in Afghanistan. “Both countries must maintain strong and transparent commitments to preventing such groups from operating on their soil,” Atmar’s office said in a statement.
The Northern Echo - Sport
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The Herald - Scottish Premier League
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DEDRYCK BOYATA was born into and now lives in a place called the real world.