Pancake Batter Sea Creatures Are Thriving Near the Maine Coast

first_imgStay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend ‘Pancake batter’ sea creatures are claiming marine territory off the Maine coast and prompting local scientists to study their habitats.Marine scientists said these ‘pancake batter’ sea creatures, also known as sea squirts, are increasing in shallow waters along the coast and could be threatening to native organisms, Bangor Daily News reported.The invasive tunicate Botrylloides violaceus has made its home in the Gulf of Maine. (Photo Credit: Jennifer Dijkstra/UNH)Due to the sea squirts moving in, native organisms are being pushed out of their traditional homes on the bottom of the coastal floor. It’s likely that sea squirts, along with other unfamiliar species like black sea bass, green crabs, and mola mola, are coming to the area because the waters are warmer there.Larry Harris, a University of New Hampshire zoology professor, said one of the sea squirt species that resemble ‘pancake batter,’ Didemnum vexillum, is increasing under the surface.“They are having a banner year this year. They are out there competing with the seaweeds and [other organisms] on the bottom,” said Harris.Sea squirts are on the move for the first few days of life and then attach to pilings, rocks, seaweed, or abandoned lobster crates that are left too long at the bottom of the ocean. They absorb water and nutrients through their bodies and grow in groups.An American lobster walks past invasive tunicates, or sea squirts, near the Isles of Shoals. (Photo Credit: Jennifer Dijkstra/UNH)According to University of New Hampshire research, with a water temperature increase of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few years, invasive species, including the Botrylloides violaceus and Didemnum vexillum, will be able to double their reproduction rate due to warm water. This small change in temperature might cause these animals to take up more space, endanger native organisms, and be problematic for local aquaculture and fishing industries.Even though these sea squirts can be pesky to deal with, there is hope. According to Rhian Waller, a Darling Marine Center associate professor, there are ways to remove sea squirts if they’re stuck to an object that was submerged underwater. If you leave oyster cages or lobster traps out in the rain, it will kill them, because they despise fresh water, Waller told the Bangor Daily News.Despite measures to reduce sea squirts, Waller said there’s nothing we can do right now. Other sea animals, including crabs and urchins, do feed on them, which helps a bit. But, for now, it looks like these weird ‘pancake batter’ critters are here to stay.More on Geek.com:100-Plus New Marine Species Discovered Around BermudaOcean Rover Uncovers Rare Shark Nursery Off Irish Coast‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Spotted in Southern Oceanlast_img read more

iPad Deals Get a Certified Refurbished iPad for as Low as 155

first_imgApple iPad Air 9.7″ 16GB WiFi (Certified Refurbished) – $225See Deal Apple iPad 3 9.7″ 16 GB WiFi (Certified Refurbished)MSRP: $499.99   | Sale: $155 |   68 percent offStream movies, play games, and browse the web with ease. This Apple iPad 3 features a spacious 16 GB of storage, a gorgeous Retina display, a 5 MP iSight camera, and Siri functionality. Apple iPad Mini 16GB WiFi (Certified Refurbished) – $169See Deal Apple iPad Mini 2 Retina 16GB with WiFi in Space Gray (Certified Refurbished) – $289See Deal iPad Air 2 WiFi Gold 16 GB (Certified Refurbished)MSRP: $499.99   | Sale: $329 |   34 percent offThe iPad Air 2 is as functional as it is stylish. It offers all the features you’d want in a handheld device — such as the ability to access the web and stream content — while packing enough power to run some of the most processor intensive apps available on the App Store. Apple iPad 4 9.7″ with WiFi, 16GB (Certified Refurbished) – $169.99See Deal The Apple iPad should require no introduction. It’s the tablet that set the trend for many of today’s handheld technologies and, yet, it still manages to remain on the cutting edge. Want to get one without paying the full MSRP? Check out these deals on Certified Refurbished models at the Geek Deals store and save hundreds.Apple iPad 4 9.7″ with WiFi, 16 GB (Certified Refurbished)MSRP: $649   | Sale: $169.99   | Price dropped from our regular sale price of $249The Apple iPad 4 is more than a tablet. It’s like a portable computer that’ll keep you connected, productive, and entertained. It can run thousands of apps, features a stunning 9.7” Retina display, 16 GB of internal storage, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Save over $450 with this special offer. Apple iPad Mini 2 Retina 16 GB with WiFi in Space Gray (Certified Refurbished)MSRP: $399.99   | Sale: $289 |   27 percent offThe iPad Mini 2, measuring at just 7.9”, is small enough to carry around but not so small that your productivity is hindered. It features a stunning Retina display, a generous 16 GB of internal storage, and all the power you need to run a wide range of apps. Apple iPad Mini 16 GB WiFi (Certified Refurbished)MSRP: $459.99   | Sale: $169 |   63 percent offIf an iPhone is too small and the regular 9.7” iPad is too big, then this Apple iPad Mini is just right. It features a brilliant Retina display, two cameras, Siri functionality, and Wi-Fi connectivity so you can use it at home, at the corner coffee shop, or at the office. Apple iPad Air 9.7″ 32 GB with WiFi (Certified Refurbished)MSRP: $599.99   | Sale: $239.99   | Save an extra $10 off our already discounted priceThe Apple iPad Air is the king of tablets. It can run thousands of apps, has a hefty 8 MP camera, and it’s lightweight so it’s easy to take anywhere. It’s also got a sizable 9.7” screen, a huge 32 GB of internal storage, and a Retina display that renders visually stunning images. Apple iPad Air 9.7″ 32GB with WiFi (Certified Refurbished) – $239.99See Deal Stay on target Apple iPad Air 9.7″ 16GB WiFi (Certified Refurbished)MSRP: $499.99   | Sale: $225 |   54 percent offNeed an iPad that’ll let you browse the web and play games with ease? Then the iPad Air 16GB edition will fit you like a glove. It can run thousands of apps, it runs fast and smooth, and it offers 10 hours of operation per charge. iPad Air 2 WiFi Gold 16GB (Certified Refurbished) – $329See Deal Want your products featured at the Geek Deals store? Learn more about how to sell your products online! Apple iPad 3 9.7″ 16GB WiFi (Certified Refurbished) – $155See Deal Sonic Soak Is the Tiny Washing Machine That Goes AnywhereThis $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 Today last_img read more

Top Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019

first_img San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), one of the top culture conventions of the year, is known for revealing new TV and movie trailers to attendees.The event, which is taking place in San Diego from July 18 to July 21, is showcasing footage from upcoming sequels, such as Top Gun: Maverick, and new developments, including Netflix’s dark animated fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.From Paramount Pictures’ It Chapter Two to HBO’s Watchmen, here are the top film, TV, and animated series trailers you can watch from SDCC 2019.Rick and MortyRick and Morty, a sci-fi animated comedy that follows a mad scientist and his grandson on crazy adventures, is returning to Adult Swim for its fourth season in November…*Ominous beeping noise*Fear the Walking DeadSeason 5 of Fear the Walking Dead is almost done, and the series released an exclusive trailer at SDCC that showed what’s to come for the surviving squad. Fear the Walking Dead returns to AMC on Aug. 11.Van HelsingVanessa Helsing, a relative of vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is the lead protagonist of Van Helsing Season 4. The series, which will premiere on SyFy this fall, promises a lot of blood, gore, and rituals.The ExpanseThe Expanse, Amazon Prime Video’s eerie sci-fi show, teases intergalactic battles for Season 4, which will debut on the streaming service in December. When Earth, Mars, and the Belt struggle for power after the Ring Gates open to new planets, everything might fall apart at the seams.Star Trek: PicardSir Patrick Stewart is reprising his role as the Starfleet officer and former Enterprise captain Picard in Star Trek: Picard, a new series coming to CBS All Access in 2020.WestworldWestworld is welcoming a new face (Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul) and moving to a futuristic world for Season 3. Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, and Tessa Thompson are also starring in the series, which is returning to HBO in 2020.Star Trek: Short TreksStar Trek: Short Treks is coming to CBS All Access this fall: Ethan Peck (Spock) and Rebecca Romijn (Number One) and Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) are returning to the U.S.S. Enterprise for this mini-series’ six new shorts.WatchmenSet in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are considered outlaws, Watchmen, HBO’s thrilling series based on the graphic novel by Dave Gibbons, will leave you on the edge of your seat. Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, and Jean Smart star in Watchmen, which hits HBO this October.The Dark Crystal: Age of ResistanceJim Henson’s famous dark fantasy adventure comes to life in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a story about three Gelfling heroines that try to stop an evil group from taking over their universe. The series, which features a voice cast with Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel, Taron Egerton, and Anya Taylor-Joy, is coming to Netflix on Aug. 30.21 BridgesAn NYPD detective engages in a city-wide manhunt for cop killers and blocks off most of Manhattan in the thrilling movie 21 Bridges, which hits theaters in September.The Walking Dead Movie (Untitled)Rick Grimes’ story isn’t over yet: The first The Walking Dead movie teaser dropped at SDCC 2019 and even though it doesn’t have an official title or release date yet, we’re excited for this character to return to the big screen.The WitcherThe Witcher, Netflix’s fantasy series based on the video game series of the same name, is coming to the streaming service soon. Henry Cavill, who plays monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, must find stability in an unsettled continent where magic and reality collide.The Walking Dead The Walking Dead Season 10, which is coming this fall to AMC. This time, they’ll have to also deal with The Whisperers, a group of undercover humans who dress up like flesh-eaters to survive.She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Adora, Glimmer, and Bow are keeping The Princess Alliance strong in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 3, which will hit Netflix on Aug. 2. This time, Adora will have to venture to the Crimson Waste to untangle anther mystery that might change the course of the show.Creepshow“There are things in the corner of this world…they will drive you insane.” (All the chills here.) Creepshow, a new Shudder horror anthology series based on Stephen King and George A. Romero’s eerie film with the same name, is coming to haunt your dreams on Sept. 26.Top Gun: MaverickStill feel the need for speed? Tom Cruise is coming back as your favorite fighter pilot in Top Gun: Maverick, which will hit theaters on June 26, 2020.His Dark MaterialsBased on Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy, His Dark Materials follows a young girl who must travel to different parallel universes and find her missing friend. Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda star in this fantasy series, which is coming to HBO in the fall.It Chapter TwoThe Losers Club is back as adults in It Chapter Two, a creepy horror film that brings them face to face with  Pennywise, a demonic clown that preys on children, 27 years later. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, and Bill Skarsgård star in It Chapter Two, which hits theaters on Sept. 6.Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.There are only four episodes left of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6, and fans received a sneak peek at what’s in store for the elite squad of investigators at SDCC 2019.My Hero AcademiaSeason 4 of My Hero Academia is coming to Funimation in October, so get ready for Deku to do “whatever it takes” to save a young girl in this suspenseful anime series.Terminator: Dark FateA new judgement day is coming in Terminator: Dark Fate, which stars Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, a terminator hunter who is tasked to protect a young girl (Natalia Reyes) from a “metal mother f*cker” (Gabriel Luna). Terminator: Dark Fate is coming to theaters on Nov. 1.Mayans M.C. The next chapter of the Sons of Anarchy saga, Mayans M.C., is coming back to FX for Season 2 on Sept. 3. The series, which is set in a post-Jax Teller world, follows EZ Reyes, who is trying to find out the gruesome circumstances of his mother’s death.More on Geek.com:Top Movie and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019What to Expect From the Marvel Cinematic Universe at SDCC 2019Tom Cruise Surprises Fans With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer at SDCC 2019 Stay on target ‘Death Saves’ D&D Streetwear: Interview With Designer D…Wesley Snipes Says ‘It’s All Good’ With Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’ Reboot Film last_img read more

RAW episodes from 1998 added to the WWE Network

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles Cesaro Pinterest Earlier today, WWE Monday Night RAW episodes for the complete calendar year of 1998 were added to the WWE Network as part of the 17 year anniversary of the night RAW finally beat Nitro in the ratings after 83 straight weeks of losing.Source: WWE NetworkRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles John Cena celebrates his anniversary with WWE; Update on Bischoff’s “83 Weeks” Podcast Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollinscenter_img Kurt Angle Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Impact Wrestling leaving channel 5Spike in the UK, New deal with 5STAR announced Dean Ambrose to appear at Cauliflower Alley Club reunion after his WWE contract expireslast_img read more

723 NXT Results Fort Pierce Florida Balor vs Crowe

first_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ucraina: test anti-droga per i candidati alla presidenza Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Banks: She Does Have A Thing For Puppets Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Finn Balor for the WWE UK Championship? Facebook Google+center_img Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar Natalya Strongly Believes Women Will Main-Event WrestleMania 35 More details released on WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso DUI arrest in Pensacola, FL Now Playing Up Next 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) Elizabeth Banks Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next 7/23 NXT Results: Fort Pierce, Florida1. Mojo Rawley def. Axel Tischer2. Elias Sampson def. Levis Valuenzla3. Bull Dempsey def. Preston Cunningham4. Bayley & Jessie McKay def. Lina & Dana Brooke5. Radomir def. Noah Keokoa6. Tyler Breeze def. The Uhaa Nation7. The Vaudevillains, Steve Culter & Mike Rallis def. NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy & The Mechanics8. Tye Dillinger def. Marcus Louis9. NXT Champion Finn Balor def. Solomon CroweSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipElizabeth Banks: She Does Have A Thing For PuppetsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:29/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 12.46%0:02Remaining Time -3:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

Eric Youngs contract status with NXT Triple H introduces new coach NXT

first_img WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Pinterest Facebook NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Triple H Is WWE Losing Its Audience? 2 COMMENTS He would be a fool or would he? So,he’s just another James Storm?! Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT May 5, 2016 at 9:07 pm Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next May 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm Eric Young’s contract status with NXTFormer TNA star Eric Young, who made his official NXT debut last week at TV tapings at Full Sail University that aired last night on the WWE Network, has yet to sign an official deal with WWE according to a report by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online.Triple H introduces new coachFollowing the NXT tapings last week at Full Sail University, Paul “Triple H” Levesque introduced Sean Hayes as the new strength and conditioning coach for the WWE Performance Center. Hayes is a former strength and conditioning coach for the Houston Texans. For fans of the HBO series “Hard Knocks”, Hayes made headlines doing an impression of “Macho Man” Randy Savage that you can view on Deadspin at this link.NXT begins live event tour of Kansas and OklahomaNXT starts a three day live event tour of Kansas and Oklahoma tonight starting in Salinas, Kansas. NXT is in Oklahoma City on Friday (May 6) and Tulsa on Saturday (May 7). If you are attending any of these NXT live events we are seeking live reports by emailing adammartin@wrestleview.com or tweeting results to @wrestleview.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pete Sean 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Cameron Hufflast_img read more

Video highlights from latest Total Bellas Preview for Upcoming Miz and Mrs

first_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook WWE posted the following highlights from last night’s episode of “Total Bellas” on E!. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Preview for Upcoming “Miz and Mrs.” Reality SeriesWWE posted the following preview on Sunday night for the upcoming “Miz and Mrs.” reality series featuring The Miz and Maryse that will air on USA Network beginning on July 24.It’s all about MIZ-CHIEF, MIZ-TAKES, and the occasional MIZ-UNDERSTANDING on #MizAndMrs, premiering July 24 on @USA_Network! pic.twitter.com/LXzgs9ZxzN— WWE (@WWE) June 17, 2018 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show WhatsApp Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 9/13 Impact Highlights: oVe vs. Blanchard and Dreamer in Street Fight Main Eventlast_img read more

Herrera Beutler plans telephone town hall

first_imgU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, will host a telephone town hall at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Residents of Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District are invited to join. Herrera Beutler will speak about health care, taxes, the economy and other topics.Residents can join by calling 1-877-229-8493 and using the passcode 116365.Interested participants can be placed on the call list by calling 360-695-6292.last_img

Voters to decide if Spokane should fine coal oil shipments

first_imgSPOKANE — Voters in Spokane will decide in November whether the city should fine railroad operators for certain coal and crude oil rail shipments through its downtown core, the latest community attempting to assert its local authority in the fight over fossil fuels.The Spokane City Council voted Monday night to put the initiative to voters rather than passing it, after petition backers gathered enough signatures.The ballot measure, if approved, would make rail shipments of uncovered coal or untreated crude oil a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $261 per rail car, The Spokesman-Review reported. It would also restrict such shipments within 2,000 feet of schools, hospitals and the Spokane River.Opponents warn of costly, legal challenges. If approved, it is certain to face a steep uphill legal fight, since the federal government regulates railroad operations and safety. The city’s hearing examiner last fall concluded that “the proposed initiative is not enforceable because it is preempted by federal law.”Supporters say the city must act to ensure public safety and prevent environmental damage. They say a fiery derailment downtown that could cost millions of dollars in damage and put citizens’ lives in danger. They also insist the measure won’t conflict with federal laws.“I think, legally, it is defensible,” said City Councilman Breean Beggs, who provided much of the language for the petition. He believes local governments can regulate rail safety when there’s a localized threat and federal agencies have been silent on the issue.last_img read more

Puffin Cafe serves taste of the tropics

first_imgWhy: The Puffin Cafe has been in business since 2002. The restaurant is on the water by the boat launch in Washougal and operates year-round. Menu options are named with a tropical theme and offer mainly tacos, burgers, salads and sandwiches.Atmosphere: The restaurant resembles a house on the water decked out in an ocean theme. The main dining room has a big ship wheel incorporated into the space alongside a free-standing fireplace. Windows are similar to what one might find on an old flagship and the walls are painted in bright, cheerful, tropical colors. Walls are decorated with all manner of ocean-related items. Seating consists of tables topped with pennies under a gloss finish and basic, comfortable chairs.What I tried: My dining companion and I tried the fish tacos, jerk chicken tacos, and garlic pork tacos. All of the tacos came with a portion of fried okra and a homemade salsa to add to the tacos. We also sampled the tortilla chips with mango salsa and to drink, I had the Caribbean Cooler made with spiced and coconut rums, blue Curacao, creme de banana and pineapple juice, and my dining companion had the Suffering Bastard made with spiced rum, gin, vodka, tequila, blue Curacao, blackberry liqueur, sweet & sour and orange juice. We finished our meal with the key lime pie.Of the tacos, we enjoyed the fish tacos the most, followed by the jerk chicken and then the garlic pork. The fish tacos contained halibut, battered and fried, and pepper jack cheese, lettuce and a house garlic-lime cream sauce. A sweet and tangy housemade blackberry salsa was served alongside. The jerk chicken tacos were quite spicy and generously filled with shredded meat. These were served with a pineapple coconut salsa which complemented the spicy meat in the tacos. The shredded garlic pork tacos were also generously filled with meat, which had a subtle garlic presence. They were accompanied by a black bean salsa.Fried okra was exactly as I remember it from the last time I tried it.The mango salsa served with the tortilla chips contained large chopped ingredients not well-suited for dipping and the level of spice somewhat eclipsed the sweet of the mango. The key lime pie was a 50/50 experience — the filling tasted authentic but the crust did not have that classic graham cracker flavor.last_img read more

Clark Public Utilities doesnt foresee rate increase

first_imgNumerous utilities around the Pacific Northwest have said they will likely have to charge ratepayers more for electricity due to court-ordered additional spills at federal hydroelectric dams throughout the Columbia River Basin, but Clark Public Utilities said they’re not one of them.“If and when (a rate increase) comes is to be determined,” said the utility’s spokeswoman, Erica Erland.The spills came after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a decision by U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Oregon Michael Simon. In March 2017, Simon ordered more dam spills in the lower Snake and lower Columbia rivers in an effort to improve salmon and steelhead survival as they migrate to the Pacific Ocean.For utilities completely dependent on hydroelectric facilities, the spills at the Lower Snake River and Columbia River dams, which occurred on April 3 and 10, respectively, could mean higher costs; but by exactly how much is still yet to be known.While some utilities say increased spills will force them to pass increased energy costs onto their customers, if and when Clark Public Utilities raises rates it won’t necessarily be due to the spills specifically.“A critical piece in understanding Clark is we truly are unique in utilities, in general, and in public utility districts because we have the River Road Generating Plant,” Erland said. “A lot of smaller PUDs are 100 percent (Bonneville Power Administration)-dependent so they’re much more susceptible to the changes in the system.”last_img read more

Vancouver real estate agent gets one month for theft

first_imgA Vancouver real estate agent who was caught on camera stealing oxycodone tablets from a home that he was supposed to be showing to an interested client was sentenced Thursday to a month on a work crew.Court documents show Cory M. Escott, 60, appeared before Clark County Superior Court Judge Bernard Veljacic and pleaded guilty to two charges: third-degree theft and first-degree criminal trespass.Escott’s charges were amended as part of a plea agreement. He originally faced charges of residential burglary, third-degree theft and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.The conviction stems from a Feb. 28, 2017 incident at a house in the Maplecrest neighborhood. The homeowners reported that a real estate agent had stolen prescription medication from their home.The victims, Travis and Allyson Clarke, told Clark County sheriff’s deputies that while they were at work, Escott entered the house using his access device and stole 12 oxycodone tablets. Travis Clarke showed deputies an empty bottle that had been on the top shelf of a kitchen cabinet, according to a probable cause affidavit.last_img read more

Slimani may come back to Sporting

first_imgIslam Slimani have been struggling since moving to England as he hasn’t been playing that much at Leicester and the situation didn’t get any better when he was loaned to Newcastle.The Algeria international came to England the season after Leicester were crowned as the Premier League champions but he failed to make an impact there – and he admitted that he may come back to Sporting sooner or later.The former Sporting striker spoke about his future plans and his warm relationship to Sporting as he said, according to Sport Witness:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Sporting is above all and that is the most important thing.”“I love Sporting. If people know me today, I owe it to Sporting.”“It was a very important step in my career. Return? In football, nothing is impossible… I hope to return one day, of course, because we are talking about a club that I like a lot.”last_img read more

Zidane beats Guardiola as worlds most popular coach

first_imgReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has beaten Pep Guardiola to be named the world’s most popular coach in the worldIn a voting poll conducted by Marca, the biggest managerial names in world football were rated on the following aspects: trajectory, social media, website, relationship with media, messages, non-verbal communication, supporters, social sportsmanship responsibilities, branded content and leadership.Zidane, who has now guided Real to a record-equalling three consecutive Champions League crowns after last weekend’s 3-1 over Liverpool at Kiev, narrowly beat Manchester City boss Guardiola to top the poll with Massimiliano Allegri completing the top three.New Arsenal manager Unai Emery was fifth, while Ernesto Valverde only came in eighth place in the rankings after guiding Barcelona to a domestic double in record-breaking fashion in his first season in charge.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The normally out-spoken Jose Mourinho completed the top 10.Top 10 most reputable coaches in world footballZinedine Zidane – 79.3Pep Guardiola – 78.9Massimiliano Allegri – 78.1Diego Simeone – 75.6Unai Emery – 69.5Jurgen Klopp – 69.1Julen Lopetegui – 68.3Ernesto Valverde – 65.5Mauricio Pochettino – 61.7Jose Mourinho – 58.1last_img read more

Everton confirm goalkeeper to depart club

first_imgEverton have released their full list of players whose contracts will expire this June and top on the list is Joel Robles the most senior player.It was clear the Spanish goalkeeper won’t be renewing his contract having frequently been displaced as the first choice option, despite working hard to gain the position against more experienced players in Tim Howard and Maarten Stekelenburg.Others on the list include Midfielders Jose Baxter and Conor Grant who will depart the Club but are set to join Oldham Athletic and Plymouth Argyle respectively, according to the club’s website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Fellow Under-23s players Sam Byrne, Calum Dyson, Louis Gray and David Henen are all set to be released.Second-year scholars who have not been offered professional contracts are Stephen Duke-McKenna, Charlie Ball, Nathan Baxter, Jordan Corke, Matthew Johnson, Sidney Kerr, Nathan Moore and Tom Scully. The club also thanked all departing players for their contribution throughout their time at the Everton Club.last_img read more

Lukakus target is to win the World Cup not the Golden

first_imgRomelu Lukaku manager Roberto Martinez says his client wants to help Belgium team grab the World Cup trophy instead of winning the Golden Boot for himself.Lukaku who grabbed a brace in Belgium’s opening game against Panama which put him on the right track to finish as top goalscorer in Russia is believed not be walking towards an individual award but a collective win.“He’s not here to be the top scorer at the World Cup, and that pleases me,” said Martinez on Friday via ESPN.“He’s here to help the team to win, and to perform his role. His role is to score goals.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Rom knows what his role is, as I hope every other player on the pitch does. I wouldn’t expect any player to work towards an individual award. I think every player knows what they need to do to becoming a winning team.“I know Rom well — the reason we paid a record fee at Everton was you saw his outstanding finishing quality. Not because he was the finished article, not because he was a player who could give you something apart from scoring goals.“I think his role in the national team has become that: maybe before it was a bit confused. When you ask a player to do things he’s not good at, he becomes diluted.”last_img read more

Juventus provide Ronaldo update after stock boom

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is not a Juve member yet, but all the talk surrounding his transfer have the Italian club’s stocks surging.The publicly traded stocks have risen 11%, as the club is now valued at €825 million. Since no transfer has been made official yet, it prompted the club to release a statement regarding its transfer activity (as per Goal.com):“After the request from CONSOB related to the news published recently on media outlets, Juventus Football Club S.p.A is keen to remind that during the transfer season the club is evaluating several opportunities and will publish adequate information as prescribed by the law,”Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie AQuiz: How much do you know about the 2018-19 Serie A campaign? Boro Tanchev – May 28, 2019 Let’s see how deep your knowledge is about the 2018-19 Serie A campaign. Good luck and have fun!The proposed €100 million deal is pending following numerous reports suggesting Ronaldo is on the verge of joining the Italian giants in search for a new challenge in his career. If he were to agree, the Portuguese superstar would earn €30 million per year until he’s 37 with a basic weekly salary of €565.000.Since no contract has been officially signed, Juventus FC wanted to make sure the public is aware in order to comply with international laws. It is expected that a potential deal could be made official during the next week. If Cristiano Ronaldo were to join Juventus, they would immediately become the favorites to win the Champions League next season.last_img read more

Neymar Mbappe want to stay at PSG

first_imgReal Madrid’s hopes of landing either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe appear to have suffered a big blow with the sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain’s youth academy claiming that the star duo intend to remain at the clubThe forwards have been strongly linked with a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning €112m departure to Juventus this month.But Luis Fernandez, who himself also used to be the manager of PSG, has insisted that both Neymar and Mbappe intend to remain at the French capital for next season.“Neymar has decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain. He wants to succeed, after not achieving it at the World Cup. I think that he wants to win titles with PSG,” said Fernandez, as stated on Sky Sports.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Mbappe? He stays too. He has said it, one hundred percent. He wants to win the Champions [League] with PSG. Financial fair play? It does not worry me. The important thing is that both Neymar and Mbappe want to stay at PSG.”PSG are set to make Mbappe a permanent addition to their squad this summer, after signing him on an initial loan deal from AS Monaco last summer, for a €180m transfer fee.The deal will make him the second-most expensive player in history behind Neymar, who the Ligue 1 giants signed from Barcelona last summer for €222m.Real have recently released statements declaring that they have not lodged any bids for either player.last_img read more

PMs Remarks at Bahamas Stripings Venture Capital Fund Launch

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 14, 2017 – Nassau –Cabinet ColleaguesMr. Atario Mitchell, President and Founder, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies; Allen Albury, Managing Director;Dominic Stirrup, Director of Business Development;Invited Guests;Ladies and GentlemenMany of you in this audience would recall that it was only a few months back, June, 10th, to be exact, that I had the opportunity of being with Atario and the principals of his company and the employees of Bahamas Striping as the company celebrated its 7th Anniversary.     It was a wonderful occasion which, together with some of my Parliamentary colleagues, we thoroughly enjoyed.At that time, you had built your celebrations around the theme of the mustard seed, a theme taken from the Bible which we all know.     The mustard seed, though the smallest of seeds has the potential to grow into the mightiest of trees, far exceeding its small beginnings.I am happy to note that this is indeed the model of growth of Bahamas Striping and to be quite frank, it has far exceeded what it thought would have been its potential.There are many lessons to be learnt from the exponential growth and development of this company, and I never allow an opportunity to pass without publicly lauding Atario Mitchell for what he has been able to accomplish.  This enterprise is a shining example of that dictum that give an individual an inch and he will achieve a mile. It speaks to the fact if given the opportunity, ordinary – – and I stress the word ordinary – Bahamians have the will and determination to succeed at anything.I have read Atario’s own testimony and it is worth quoting in full because through his own words, he says it so well:“As a young person, I did not come from a rich family, I had no political connection, I didn’t graduate at the top of my class but today in a progressive Bahamas, I have through hard work success is possible.”Let me remind this audience and to those who will perhaps read and listen to what I have to say that this reality that we have today in Bahamas Striping was created under another Free National Government.  It was in 2010 that this enterprise was started through a grant from the Self-Starter Program launched by a previous FNM Government.  I am pleased that the Free National Movement has had a longstanding commitment to youth and business development.I go on record by stating that youth entrepreneurial empowerment will be a major focus of my administration as we see this as a means of tackling some of our long entrenched problems in our urban areas such as unemployment, crime and social anomie.Today, I have come to endorse the efforts of Bahamas Striping in going far beyond its remit in launching what is really a private venture capital fund.  It is my understanding that the company has taken $1m of its funds and will use it to establish funding opportunities to young adults who can come forward with bankable proposals that would allow them the opportunity to get a leg up in the world of business. This is genuine and this is new and it should be applauded.I need not tell you that there are countless examples of young individuals who have ideas to start a business enterprise but who have nowhere to turn to find the first red penny to advance their proposals.  They are unable to obtain funding through the established commercial banks and quite naturally they would not have the connections or the knowledge to obtain private financing.  And so what happens, the dream is deferred, and the dream dies. Needless to say, this leads to personal frustration and social explosion.  And so I applaud this new initiative by Bahamas Striping as it has the potential to open the doors for many.One of today’s realities is that the private sector must expand.  It must be that sector of our economy that must be bold and imaginative.  We know that the public sector is already overburdened when it comes to creating new employment and so any opportunity that the private sector has to expand and create new employment should be welcomed.Another point that is really very important, that I wish to highlight, is this — and the story of the development of Bahamas Striping bears this out.  Our economy needs small and medium enterprises to grow and become successful. More often than not, these are the companies that employ those who are marginalized and who may not fit into the conventional mainstream of employable skills.  But the market place must find room for such young men and women, and often the best way to do this is allowing such persons to do their own thing.Finally, if I were to make an observation for the benefit of those who will be approving and monitoring these small grants and loans, and it is this. Be on the lookout for those who bring creativity and enthusiasm to their proposals.Today, it is so commonplace to see everyone doing the same thing. While healthy competition is good, one must be careful not to dismiss out of hand, that proposal that might go against the grain.  Our economy needs all types to grow and to flourish and we must be on the lookout for these types of individuals.That having been said, we know of the ever growing demand for those who would wish to do landscaping and gardening services, courier/delivery services, trucking and haulage, grooming and beauty business, food and drinks vending services and so on.  Not everyone has to become a mechanic or a contractor or the likes. Find that for which there is a demand and then create a service.I would repeat that which I said earlier. My Government is committed to helping the small man. We believe that he has a stake in the economic growth of The Bahamas and we will put our resources to work for you.On my last visit with you, I mentioned the culture of training with which Bahamas stripping is imbued. The training and empowerment of young men is a cornerstone of your corporate culture.  You are not only a center of excellence.  You are also a center of hope.  You are an example for other young entrepreneurs.But the Government is also doing its part when it comes to training. Just across the street from the headquarters of Bahamas Striping is the BTVI.  Then there is the National Training Agency which only recently enrolled its 8th cohort of students and which is preparing young people for the world of work and enterprise.  And of course, at the highest level, there is the University of The Bahamas. My point is that an array of training is available in many forms and I encourage our young people to take advantage of such training.I congratulate Bahamas Striping for that which it is launching today. This will have a profound impact on the lives of many young people by giving them that much needed jump-start to their lives.I thank Bahamas Striping for what they will do.  I wish to assure you of my fullest support on a personal level, and of course, you know that you can depend on the co-operation of my Government.Congratulations and thank you! Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more