Sandwichs combien de temps se conserventils

first_imgSandwichs : combien de temps se conservent-ils ? Le syndicat de la restauration rapide a annoncé dans un communiqué qu’une étude est en cours concernant la “durée de vie” des sandwichs vendus en restauration. Cette enquête intervient après le décès de deux adolescents ayant mangé dans un fast-food et un kebab.Dès 2009, le Syndicat National de la restauration rapide (Snarr) avait demandé “une étude scientifique d’analyses microbiologiques permettant de déterminer la durée de vie d’un sandwich” rappelle l’AFP. Mais les décès de deux adolescents survenus ces derniers mois suite à des intoxications alimentaires ont relancé l’affaire. À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Lundi, le Syndicat a donc annoncé qu’une étude était actuellement en cours sur la durée de vie des sandwichs vendus exclusivement en restauration. Les sandwichs fabriqués en usine comportant une date limite de consommation, ils se sont vus écartés de l’étude qui attend actuellement d’être validée par l’Agence de sécurité sanitaire des aliments (l’ancienne Afssa) et par la direction générale de l’alimentation.Selon le Snarr, la “durée de vie” dépend essentiellement des ingrédients qui le composent, de la température à laquelle il a été conservé et de la durée entre sa fabrication et sa consommation. Mais l’hygiène des établissements est également un point crucial. Or il faut savoir que si la loi de modernisation de l’agriculture datant de 2010 prévoit une “formation obligatoire à l’hygiène”, dans les faits, celle-ci n’est pas toujours appliquée car les décrets n’ont pas été publiés regrette l’association UFC-Que Choisir. Rassurante, la présidente de la commission de sûreté alimentaire du Snarr, affirme cependant que “cette formation est déjà effective chez la grande majorité de [ses] adhérents” qui dénombre pas moins de 3.000 établissements. Le 23 mars 2011 à 16:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

iOS OS X Lion iCloud le programme de la keynote dApple

first_imgiOS, OS X Lion, iCloud : le programme de la keynote d’AppleLundi 6 juin, Apple profitera de la conférence WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) pour présenter ses prochaines innovations. Et Steve Jobs sera bien là.Comme chaque année, la WWDC, conférence organisée pour regrouper les meilleurs développeurs d’Apple sera suivie partout dans le monde. Pour la bonne et simple raison, que Steve Jobs en profitera encore pour livrer les dernières nouveautés de la firme de Cupertino. À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette AppleLes passionnés de téléphonie mobile pourraient rester sur leur faim car selon le programme livré par Apple, l’iPhone ne sera pas au centre de la présentation. Sauf surprise, Steve Jobs n’annoncera pas la sortie d’un nouvel appareil. A l’inverse, on devrait en savoir plus sur l’iOS 5. Le système d’exploitation d’Apple va encore évoluer. Face au concurrent Android, il faut réagir. Les experts pensent qu’Apple va revoir son système de notifications et va annoncer la sortie de plusieurs widgets qui s’ouvriront sans avoir à ouvrir une application. Durant sa présentation Steve Jobs devrait également évoquer le nouveau système OS X Lion. Lion va opérer sa mue et se rapprocher d’un iOS. Autre sujet : l’iCloud. Pour succéder à Mobile Me, Apple lance un nouveau service. Difficile d’en connaître les détails, mais le but serait de proposer aux utilisateurs Mac de stocker toutes leurs données culturelles et de divertissements (images, vidéos, musique) sur un espace accessible ensuite depuis n’importe quel appareil (iPhone, iPad, Mac…). Globalement, la présentation de Steve Jobs ne devrait pas être la plus révolutionnaire de l’histoire. Et pourtant, Apple réserve sûrement une petite surprise. Elle y a habitué les fans de la Pomme.   Le 3 juin 2011 à 19:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Navigateurs web Chrome progresse au détriment dInternet Explorer

first_imgNavigateurs web : Chrome progresse au détriment d’Internet ExplorerLes derniers chiffres concernant le marché des navigateurs web viennent d’être dévoilés. Ils confirment la chute d’Internet Explorer qui pour la première fois depuis plus de 10 ans, passe sous la barre des 40% de part de marché. Pendant ce temps, le navigateur de Google, Chrome, poursuit sa progression, tandis que Firefox a tendance à stagner.D’après les derniers chiffres publiés par StatCounter, la guerre des navigateurs web fait rage, et c’est pour l’heure à Chrome qu’elle semble le plus profiter. Le navigateur de Google affiche en effet une nette progression, atteignant 23,17% de parts de marché en août, contre 20% en mai, et environ 10% en octobre 2010. Si Chrome poursuit sur sa lancée, il devrait surpasser Firefox dans les mois à venir. Car le navigateur de Mozilla, lui, a tendance à stagner, voire à chuter. En août, il détenait 27,5% des parts, alors qu’en octobre 2010, il atteignait 32%.À lire aussiChrome : mise à jour de la version AndroidLa progression de Chrome nuit bien plus encore à Internet Explorer, qui affiche des résultats plutôt inquiétants. D’après StatCounter, le navigateur de Microsoft détient une part de marché de 39%, contre 50% environ en octobre 2010. En 2008, IE détenait près de 70% du marché. En Europe, le navigateur est aujourd’hui presque au même niveau que Firefox, avec 35% de parts environ, contre 40% en octobre 2010. Et si Chrome doit pour l’instant se contenter de 22% du marché, il affiche une impressionnante progression. En octobre 2010, il ne détenait que 12% des parts du marché des navigateurs web en Europe.Le 31 août 2011 à 09:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Écholocalisation des chauvessouris des muscles hyper rapides en action

first_imgÉcholocalisation des chauves-souris : des muscles hyper rapides en actionPubliée le 30 septembre dans Science, une étude américano-danoise montre pour la première fois l’action de muscles hyper rapides chez un mammifère : les muscles vocaux de certaines chauves-souris, qui leur permettent d’émettre 190 signaux à la seconde pour repérer les insectes dont elles se nourrissent. Des chercheurs de l’Université de Pennsylvanie et de l’Université du Danemark du Sud se sont penchés sur le fonctionnement et sur les limites de l’écholocalisation chez le murin de Daubenton. Cette faculté permet à cette chauve-souris d’émettre des sons ultra-rapides – jusqu’à 190 signaux par seconde – et d’en analyser l’écho pour s’orienter et localiser ses proies, des insectes virevoltants, dans l’obscurité.À lire aussiPourquoi les chauves-souris ne se tiennent-elles jamais debout ?Les scientifiques ont d’abord étudié la façon dont les échos des sons émis revenaient à l’oreille du mammifère en plein vol. “Nos données suggèrent que les chauves-souris pourraient théoriquement lancer des appels encore plus rapides – jusqu’à 400 par seconde – avant que les échos retour ne deviennent confus pour l’animal”, explique le biologiste John Ratcliffe.Puis ils ont étudié le processus d’émission, et mesuré les performances des muscles vocaux. “Nous avons été surpris de voir que ces chauves-souris possèdent ce type de muscles hyper rapides, qui peuvent développer des mouvements d’une fréquence de 190 Hertz (battements par seconde), mais aussi que c’étaient en fait ces muscles qui limitent le taux maximum de leur ‘bourdonnement’”, poursuit Coen Elemans, co-auteur de l’étude.Ce type de muscles, 100 fois plus rapides que la plupart des nôtres, et 20 fois plus rapides que ceux qui nous permettent de mouvoir nos yeux, était déjà connu chez certains poissons et chez le serpent à sonnette (pour agiter sa queue). Mais c’est la première fois que sa présence est mise en évidence chez un mammifère. “Nous avons découvert que le murin de Daubenton contrôle son écholocalisation avec le muscle à contraction la plus rapide jamais décrite”, conclut Elemans.Le 30 septembre 2011 à 20:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Beam un smartphone avec vidéoprojecteur

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Beam, un smartphone avec vidéoprojecteurAu Mobile Word Congress, Samsung vient de présenter son premier smartphone avec projecteur vidéo. Il projettera de l’Android 2.3 TouchWiz avec une luminosité de 15 cd/m²… Ce qui le condamne à rester dans la pénombre.Au premier abord, c’est un smartphone classique : écran LCD 4 pouces 800 × 480 pixels, propulsés par deux cœurs à 1 GHz avec 1 Go de mémoire vive et 8 GB de stockage, renforcé par un port MicroSDHC. Ces bonnes caractéristiques s’accompagnent d’appareils photo 5 mégapixels et flash à l’arrière et 1,3 mégapixel en façade. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le vidéoprojecteur, qui vaut à l’appareil son nom de « Beam », risque effectivement de choquer certains par sa faiblesse : avec seulement 15cd/m² de luminosité, il faudrait vraiment un orage et une grande quantité de nuages noirs pour pouvoir utiliser son image en extérieur, sans une pièce dont on ferme les volets. Niveau batterie, Samsung a prévu la consommation du projecteur, avec 2000 mAh de réserve. Le tour de force est alors d’avoir réussi à faire un petit portable : 64,2 x 124 x 12,5 mm, et léger avec ça, seulement 145,3 grammes.Bien que le prix et la date de sortie du Beam ne soient pas connus, on peut deviner que certains attendront avec impatience de pouvoir projeter leurs SMS ou leur fil Twitter en plein camping perdu dans la forêt. Le 27 février 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Un projet de barrage menace une tribu en Namibie

first_imgUn projet de barrage menace une tribu en NamibieUn projet de barrage hydraulique menace les terres de la tribu des Himbas, en Namibie. 26 de leurs chefs font maintenant appel au Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’Homme pour stopper ce projet d’envergure.La tribu des Himbas souffre déjà énormément du réchauffement climatique mais le projet pourrait encore aggraver la situation. En effet, les autorités ont autorisé la construction d’un barrage de 1.700 mégawatts (MW) érigé sur le fleuve Kunene entre la Namibie et l’Angola. Or, si cette structure venait à être construite, les Himbas pourraient perdre la plupart de leurs terres, à tel point que leur survie serait remise en jeu. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?De la région des Grands Lacs, les Himbas, nomades, ont voyagé jusqu’en Namibie où ils ne sont aujourd’hui plus que 18.000 individus. Face au projet, 26 chefs de la tribu ont appelé le Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’Homme à annuler la construction de ce barrage très encombrant. Dans leur missive, les chefs ont ainsi dénoncé l’indifférence du gouvernement face à leurs conditions de vie, qui selon eux n’a “pris aucune mesure pour (les) informer sur le réchauffement climatique, et n’a pas non plus fait le moindre geste pour (les) aider à s’adapter”, rapporte Zegreenweb. “Le climat devient plus extrême. Il est de plus en plus chaud, et nous avons moins de pluie. Quand il pleut, nous sommes confrontés à de terribles inondations. Notre terre fait face à la désertification, ce qui veut dire moins de nourritures vertes pour nos animaux et moins de production de cultures pour les populations”, ont-ils expliqué. Par ailleurs, ils ont également rappelé que des mines menaçaient leur environnement, et ce, sans qu’aucun autorisation ne leur ait été demandée. “Nous ne consentirons jamais à ce qu’on bloque notre fleuve, (…) détruise notre environnement et prenne notre terre”, ont-ils encore ajouté.Le 28 février 2012 à 15:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Avec la GeForce GRID les joueurs seront sur un petit nuage

first_imgAvec la GeForce GRID les joueurs seront sur un petit nuage !Votre carte graphique n’est plus à la hauteur des derniers jeux video ? Pas de problème, NVIDIA vous propose une solution : utiliser leur Geforce GRID mise à disposition en service cloud. Plus besoin de s’acheter un nouvel ordinateur pour profiter de votre dernier jeu vidéo. C’est en tout cas ce que promet la technologie de la GeFroce GRID. Jen-Hsun Huan, le co-fondateur et PDG de NVIDIA a profité de son discours d’ouverture de la GTC (GPU Technologie Conference), à San Francisco, pour dévoiler la dernière merveille du constructeur de carte graphique (GPU en anglais).Celle-ci proposera aux utilisateurs de déporter le rendu des jeux video des consoles ou des ordinateurs vers une ferme de serveurs. En utilisant ce nuage informatique (ou “cloud”), il n’y aura, en théorie, plus besoin de modifier son équipement pour bénéficier d’un rendu optimal sur ses applications vidéoludiques.Avancée significative  La GeForce GRID s’appuie en fait sur l’architecture Kepler pour ses puces gravées en 28 nm, dernier cri en matière de technologie graphique. Elles seront donc mises à contribution sur leur serveur, notamment via le moteur d’encodage vidéo NVEnc qui permettra d’effectuer le rendu 3D des jeux, de capturer des séquences et de les encoder au passage. Le tout sera remis à l’ordinateur du gamer sous la forme d’un flux vidéo en H.264 (MP4) sur le réseau.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Bien que ce soit une avancée significative dans le monde du cloud, la GeForce GRID ne répond pas encore aux exigences des joueurs professionnels. Ces derniers demandent en effet une latence maximum de 50 millisecondes pour profiter au mieux d’un jeu. Or, l’outil proposé par NVIDIA génère en moyenne un délai de réponse compris entre 286 ms et 161 ms, soit à peu près la latence observée sur une console ou une télévision. Ce qui est tout de même pas mal, il faut l’avouer.En terme d’offre, la firme américaine a juste évoqué un partenariat avec Gaikai, un service de jeux vidéo à la demande, ainsi qu’avec LG, dont certains téléviseurs bénéficieront du service cloud. Quoi qu’il en soit, le catalogue de jeux proposés est déjà bien alléchant : Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Darksiders, Bulletstorm ou encore Need for Speed The Run. De quoi mettre à l’épreuve la GeForce GRID.Le 16 mai 2012 à 15:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

GoGo Grandparent is Uber for old people

first_imgHey, you there! Yes, you… the cantankerous old coot chasing Pokemon Go players off his front lawn. The old man yelling at cloud computing. Someone finally built you a ride hailing app you won’t shake your fist at.It’s called GoGo Grandparent, and they refer to themselves as “the Uber for folks who don’t like smartphones.” I know what you’re thinking. “Uber for folks who don’t like smartphones? Isn’t that a cab company?” Based on GGG’s tagline you might assume that, but it’s a bit more sophisticated than calling a dispatcher.You can set up custom locations in their system so that when you call in you simply press one of your pre-defined choices to hail a ride. Punch 1 to get a car to your house. Punch 4 to tell GoGo Grandparent that you want to be shuttled over to the mall for your morning power walk with the gang.Ready to head home? Just press 2 to tell them to come get you wherever they dropped you off last — super handy if you can’t remember what the actual name is. You can set up a recurring schedule for rides. Talk about convenient!GGG is slowly building up steam, with roughly 3900 rides provided so far. They’ve been shuttling the smartphone-averse to exciting destinations like Norm’s Diner, Balboa Park, and the senior center according to the crawl on their website.Worried that grandma or grandpa might end up in some unsavory part of town, gambling with other elderly folks in the back of a deli or harassing helpless young skateboarders at the park? Relax. You can set up text alerts so that you always know what they’re up to.Ed note: driver pictured above may not be an actual GoGo Grandparent driverlast_img read more

Elon Musk Got the Very First Model 3 for His Birthday

first_imgStay on target SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Launch in Texas ScrubbedElon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over Twitter Now I know what you’re thinking, “Oh, well he owns the company, he probably just took the car and gave it to himself for his birthday.” Nope. The first one was reserved for years and gifted to the CEO for his birthday (which was back on June 28).Musk just turned 46, and Tesla Board Member Ira Ehrenpreis wanted to do something a little special. Since Ehrenpreis was the first person to pay of their pre-order, they were the first to get the car. Instead of accepting it, Ehrenpreis took the second car off the line to give Musk dibs, essentially.First Production Model 3 pic.twitter.com/TCa2NSUNI3— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2017Musk tweeted a glamour shot of the car, after he noted that it had been finished and was going through final checks.Production unit 1 of Model 3 is now built and going through final checkout. Pics soon.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2017In true automotive tradition, the first production model is black. It’s been common (though by no means universal) to make the first car of any new type black, following the famous quote from automaker Henry Ford, “you can have any car you want as long as it’s black.” Plus, Tesla loves to play up comparisons to Ford (see: basically everything the company’s ever done, like their entire naming scheme).It’s unlikely that Musk’s new ride has any bells and whistles the others don’t. You can’t get any special Model 3. You get, more or less, what you get. The car costs what it does ($35,000). You can’t get anything extra. Deal with it. But, if all goes well for Tesla, this could be their watershed. If they managed to match Ford’s price scaling, then within six years we could see the price drop from the hefty $35k down to about $17k and even lower. That’s roughly the speed that Ford managed to slice their costs and speed up production on the Model T between 1909 and 1915.That might be a little lofty here, but Musk already has big plans. Tesla’s Gigafactory is on target to produce 35GWh of battery capacity each year — enough for more than half a million Model 3’s. Obviously, not all of those batteries will go into the new cars, but since batteries are the primary bottleneck of electric car production, this will dramatically improve costs. The factory will be at full capacity next year, at which point it will produce more batteries than the entire world made in 2013. That price tag may seem high now, but Musk’s gamble is that the cost for batteries will fall fast enough over the next few years that his cars will be able to out-compete their gas-driven counterparts.These next few months and years will be critical for Musk. It’ll see the continued growth of Space X, Tesla, and The Boring Company, among others, as the billionaire’s lofty promises, are finally put to the test. Musk himself seems all too aware of it, sending out a heartfelt thank you to Tesla owners.Wanted to say thanks to all that own or ordered a Tesla. It matters to us that you took a risk on a new car company. We won’t forget.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 3, 2017Now we see if these wacky risks all pay off. This will be interesting.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

MovieBob Reviews PHANTOM THREAD

first_img Is Phantom Thread good?It’s excellent. One of the year’s very best.What’s it about?I can’t tell you.…what?I’m not supposed to tell you what the movie is about.…why?There’s been an air of secrecy around the film forever; critics were barred from talking about it until a few weeks ago regardless of when they had seen the press screenings, etc. And now that I’ve seen it, I get why – it would be wrong to give almost any of this away. It works best as a series of surprises.Can you at least say what the premise is, up to a point? Maybe with the understanding that people should go see it before they read further anyway?Fair enough: Phantom Thread is a dark psychological set in the world of British high-fashion in the 1950s, centering on the work of Daniel Day Lewis (in what is said to be his last performance) as a legendary designer of classically-glamorous ladies’ dresses named Reynolds Woodcock, who li-I’m sorry, his name is what?…really?Sorry. Please continue.Woodcock lives a life as meticulous and precisely-ordered as the conditions of his workshop, commanding a phalanx of seamstresses with military precision and leaving the management of his house-proper to the iron-willed temperament of his manager Cyril, who also happens to be his sister. He’s a genius and an artist, prone to melancholy and tantrums of pique when distractions intrude on his carefully-arranged life, but when he meets a new muse in the person of a young waitress named Alma while on holiday. He can’t resist inviting her into his life even up to the point of asking her to marry him and making her something like an assistant and head model for his business – which is threatened by the looming spectre of rapidly changing tastes in the fashion world. But while at first submissive and demure, Alma’s presence soon grows more assertive in ways that initially thrill but also begin to repel him… and that’s where I have to stop.Huh. Okay. So, it’s a relationship drama that… “get’s weird?”Yes – though not necessarily as weird as all the mystery might imply at first (and then, maybe, much much weirder.)So you’re really not going to tell us what’s really going on, are you.Thing is, if I tell you it’s just going to be “Oh, that’s an unusual way to go with it.” The full effect comes from seeing the pieces slowly into focus – even after the “reveals” have been set, it’s not really until the final few minutes where you realize what the story has actually been about up to this point. Not in a cheap-twist “Somebody was an alien the whole time!!!” genre-flip way, but in a “human psychology sure is strange” way. It plays fair.This isn’t like mother! where you don’t give away the secrets because it’s fun to see audiences get horrified and grossed-out by what happens, is it?No, it’s not like that; though they’re actually pretty complimentary otherwise in terms of movies that are “about” the relationship between artists, their work, and their inspirations – just with slight but important differences in how they view the “great but difficult man” archetype.Who directed?Paul Thomas Anderson, and it’s right up there with the best of his work. The “ideas” here are so singular and close-to-absurd that to make it work takes a staggering level of control over tone, story and the performances of the actors – even more so when you take into account how detailed and deep the film also is on a technical level. For a work that takes place mostly indoors and really only has three significant characters, it looks and feels like a sprawling epic simply by virtue of how much is packed into the frame. It’s an achingly beautiful piece of work, even when “nothing is happening.”And the actors?Whether you honestly believe that we’ll never see Daniel Day-Lewis again or not, Reynolds Woodcock is yet another excellent characterization from one of the finest actors to ever take up the form. He’s asked to take his character to some pretty extreme places while also playing him as a guy who just doesn’t… “do” extreme as a matter of emotional expression, and that it doesn’t become absurd is a real testament. Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps – a relative newcomer to films of this scale – delivers what can only be fairly described as a star-making turn as our female lead Alma and Leslie Manville is beyond excellent as Woodcock’s sister.So you recommend it?This is one of the year’s very best films. An immediately-apparent Oscar contender of startling power, visual splendor, subtle understated writing, impeccably acted and directed with a precision that recalls the very best of Stanley Kubrick and is even impressive when weighed against the already formidable filmography of its director. It is, without exaggeration, a masterpiece – as fine a work of film as art, visual storytelling and character drama as you could hope to see amid the ocean of middlebrow pablum that is the so-called “Awards Season” of moviegoing. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ last_img read more

11 Mutants We Want to See on The Gifted

first_imgMasqueOne of the subterranean Morlocks led by Callisto, Masque has always occupied a scary spot in the underground world. Born with the ability to reshape flesh with a touch – except for his own, meaning he’s unable to fix his brutally scarred face – he’s a misanthrope with a mean streak a mile wide. The Strucker kids are relatively normal looking, as mutants go, but what if they weren’t? Masque could make that happen, if only for an episode or two, and really get them thinking about the prejudice less lucky mutants suffer. Quietly and steadily, Fox’s The Gifted has become one of the best representations of the mutant corner of the Marvel Universe on television. Set in an alternate universe where the X-Men have disappeared (sort of like the events following the Siege Perilous in Chris Claremont’s run, when the team were presumed dead but were really in Australia), it follows the Strucker family as they discover that kids Lauren and Andy are both mutants. Soon they hook up with an underground resistance movement and go on the run.The show has already folded in a number of B-list mutants from the comics, most notably Blink and Polaris. With the second season kicking off this week, we decided to put together a wishlist of other X-gene holders that we’d like to fold into the fabric of The Gifted. From Morlocks to millionaires, here are 11 mutants we’d like to see on the show.EmpathAt the end of The Gifted‘s first season, some of the main cast – including Andy Strucker – go with the Frosts to join up with the Hellfire Club. In comics, that group has a junior team called the Hellions who function as a sort of evil counterpart to the New Mutants. Manuel Alfonso Rodrigo de la Rocha, who goes by the code name Empath, is one of the nastiest of the bunch, an emotion-warping rich kid who loves to make people dance like puppets. We can see him twisting Andy around his finger with his powers to give the little guy even more grief over his actions. James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News AngelOne of the founding members of the X-Men, Warren Worthington III has a perfect angle already. He’s the multi-millionaire heir to the family business who also has to hide the giant pair of feathery wings growing from his back. While mutants are persecuted and hunted, he’s out there in plain sight trying to make the world a better place and hoping nobody blows his secret. He had already retired from the X-Men when they vanished and his identity was never made public, so having him get involved with the Strucker family and the underground mutant resistance could open up lots of cool storylines. Stay on target Johnny DeeMind control and loss of free will has been a trope in the X-universe since the beginning, and one of the creepiest manifestations of it is mutant Johnny Dee, who has a bizarre parasitic twin-like growth in his abdomen. When Johnny “feeds” it a sample of somebody’s DNA, it creates a tiny replica of them with which Johnny can psychically control them. He’s been shown as an amoral sociopath willing to work for anyone, so having him a pawn of Sentinel Services in the show working to take down the resistance from the inside could be a fun story arc. CallistoThe Struckers hooked up with some mutant resistance groups over the first season as they ran from Sentinel Services, but they still haven’t met the original underground muties. The Morlocks live in the sewer tunnels under New York, staying hidden from the prying eyes of normal humans. While the first season primarily confined its action to the American South, the Big Apple is kind of where things happen in the Marvel universe. The majority of the Morlocks are afflicted with mutations that make them look different than ordinary humans, but their leader Callisto is an exception – a tough as nails woman with enhanced senses who is a capable and merciless leader. Jumbo CarnationOn The Gifted, mutants aren’t rounded up by Sentinel Services unless they do something with their powers that’s against the law. But there are obviously muties out there without the ability to do that, and like any subculture they’d have their celebrities. Grant Morrison introduced four-armed fashion designer Jumbo Carnation in the pages of New X-Men – the flamboyant bald-headed mutant became a style icon by creating clothes for the uniquely bodied, and when he was murdered in the street by humans it incited a riot at Xavier’s. Tackling the issue of mutant celebrity in a world that hates and fears them is something the show could do very well, and Jumbo is the right minor character to do it with. Unus The UntouchableThe oldest character on this list, Unus was introduced as a foe for the original X-Men back in the eighth issue of their book in 1964. The Italian-born Unus developed the ability to constantly surround his body in a field of force that prevents anything from harming him – but he also struggles to control it at times. After one battle with the Hulk it grew so powerful that it wouldn’t even let oxygen through and he passed out and nearly died. Contrasting his fields with Lauren’s external ones could give us some fun drama to play with on The Gifted. Stacy XOne of the odder X-Men of the 21st century, Stacy X was a mutant prostitute who used her pheromones to manipulate people’s emotions and senses. She can even make you so horny you throw up, if you were wondering what it’s like to be fifteen again. While the show hasn’t really delved much into matters of sexuality, Stacy could be a way to introduce more mature storylines. In the comics, she never really got her due as writers didn’t seem to know what to do with her, but in the context of a weekly TV drama the call girl with magic smells might do better. ForgeMutants who don’t have visible manifestations of their powers are a prized breed on The Gifted, and the show could do a lot with the superhuman inventor Forge. When we first meet him in the comics, he’s working on a weapon for the U.S. government to neutralize mutant powers – it accidentally gets used on Storm and drama spins out from there. On the show, no method to prevent a mutant from using their abilities currently exists aside from putting a shock collar on them, so having one deployed – and by a mutant, no less – could add some wrinkles to the struggle with homo superior.Here’s what we know about season 2 ahead of the premier. Get caught up on all our reviews from last season. Check out our list of every comic book TV show that’s in production, including all the Marvel shows. Stay on top of all things Marvel Entertainment here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Boom-BoomMost of the mutants on The Gifted don’t derive a tremendous amount of pleasure from their superhuman abilities, viewing them as more of a curse than a blessing, so it might be cool to throw in someone who revels in the chaos they create. Tabitha “Boom-Boom” Smith was introduced back in the mid-80s as a rebellious teen who ran away from home when her power to create explosive packets of energy that detonate after a set time manifested. In New York, she fell under the criminal tutelage of the Vanisher as part of his gang of superpowered thieves. Her devil-may-care attitude would be a fun tonal shift for the Struckers to wrestle with. CypherAlthough the X-Men have vanished in the world of The Gifted, we don’t know what became of the New Mutants, Xavier’s junior team. Yes, they’re getting an upcoming movie (which we’re psyched for), but that doesn’t mean they can’t cross over. Douglas Ramsey was a nice normal boy from upstate New York who joined the team when his mutant ability to read and understand all languages developed. His ability doesn’t require a ton of special effects, but it’s cool nonetheless. Imagine him being the only one left from the Xavier school, lacking any combat abilities but wanting to keep the tradition going.last_img read more

NASA Picks Marshall Space Flight Center as HQ for Moon Lander

first_img The NASA facility that built the rocket that carried astronauts on the Apollo missions to the Moon will play a key role in sending the first woman and the next man to the Moon’s surface in 2024.NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama will lead the Human Landing System Program, and lead the development of a vehicle that will land astronauts on the moon for the first time since 1972.“Marshall Space Flight Center is the birthplace of America’s space program. It was Marshall scientists and engineers who designed, built, tested, and helped launch the giant Saturn V rocket that carried astronauts on the Apollo missions to the Moon,” U.S. Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama said. “Marshall has unique capabilities and expertise not found at other NASA centers. I’m pleased NASA has chosen Marshall to spearhead a key component of America’s return to the Moon and usher in the Artemis era.”Under the lunar exploration program Artemis, NASA aims to land American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon by 2024, and use what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.While Hunstville, Alabama, known as “Rocket City,” celebrates the announcement, one city is definitely disappointed. Houston, Texas, home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center was also in the running to lead the development of the lander.Before the formal announcement, Texas legislators including Senator Ted Cruz had written an open letter to Bridenstine pushing for the agency to award the lunar lander program to the Johnson Space Center.In the letter, the lawmakers wrote: “The Johnson Space Center has served as NASA’s lead center for human spaceflight for more than half a century. […] ‘Houston’ was one of the first words ever uttered on the Moon, and Houston, the city that last sent man to the Moon, should be where the lander that will once again send Americans to the lunar surface is developed. Accordingly, we request that you reconsider this decision, and hold off on any formal announcements until we can receive a briefing on this matter that includes the timeline, projected cost, and rationale for this decision.”In response, Bridenstine pointed out that of 363 jobs associated with the lander, 140 would be based at Huntsville, while 87 would be at Johnson Space Center in Houston.“Johnson Space Center, when it comes to human-machine interface, all the great capabilities that they have throughout time, with the astronaut corps being headquartered there, there’s going to be lots of opportunity for them,” Bridenstine said.Johnson Space Center, which manages major NASA human spaceflight programs including the Gateway, Orion, Commercial Crew and International Space Station, will oversee all aspects related to preparing the landers and astronauts to work together, according to a NASA press release. Johnson also will manage all Artemis missions, beginning with Artemis 1, the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems.NASA recently issued a draft solicitation and requested comments from American companies interested in providing an integrated human landing system – a precursor to the final solicitation targeted for release in the coming months.The agency’s human lunar exploration plans are based on a two-phase approach: the first is focused on speed – landing on the Moon within five years, while the second will establish a sustained human presence on and around the Moon by 2028.More on Geek.com:NASA Spacecraft Ready for Artemis 1 Lunar MissionWatch: NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Fiery Propulsion TestNASA Taps 11 Companies to Study, Build Human Lunar Landers Stay on target NASA Spacecraft Ready for Artemis 1 Lunar MissionNASA Taps 11 Companies To Study, Build Human Lunar Landers last_img read more

WWE NXT Results – 3/18/15 (Kevin Owens vs. Alex Riley)

first_img Now Playing Up Next What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? Twitter Q Arena in Cleveland advertising Roman Reigns for match at Fastlane on March 10 Now Playing Up Next International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmed Sasha Banks Videos Articles Google+ WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Facebook WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flightcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexa Bliss WWE Title, Charlotte vs. Becky and The Shield reunites tonight at WWE Fastlane in Cleveland WhatsApp Xavier Woods WWE NXTMarch 18, 2015Cleveland, OhioCommentators: Rich Brennan, Corey Graves, Jason AlbertRecap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.comWe see video highlighting tonight’s matches involving Alexa Bliss & Sasha Banks and NXT Champion Kevin Owens & Alex Riley.Tyler Breeze def. Kalisto by pinfall with the Beauty Shot.Video package on the Kevin Owens-Alex Riley rivalry.Backstage promo with Alexa Bliss talking about her match with Sasha Banks tonight.Video package on NXT at the Arnold Classic.Backstage promo with Finn Balor & Alex Riley talking about Riley’s match with Kevin Owens tonight.Video package of the NXT Cleveland live event.NXT Tag Team Champion Blake w/Murphy def. Big Cass w/Enzo Amore & Carmella by pinfall with a roll-up after Cass accidentally knocked Carmella off the apron.Video package highlighting NXT Diva Dana Brooke at the Arnold Classic, who will be coming soon to NXT TV.Alexa Bliss def. NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks by count-out.Backstage promo with NXT Champion Kevin Owens talking about his match tonight with Alex Riley.Backstage segment setting up Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss for the NXT Women’s Title next week.Main Event in a Non-Title Grudge Match: NXT Champion Kevin Owens def. Alex Riley by pinfall with the Pop-Up Powerbomb.Afterwards, Owens continued the attack on Riley until Finn Balor ran out and made the save. Balor knocked down Owens and went for the Coup de Grace, but Owens rolled out of the ring. Owens & Balor had a staredown as the show closed.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 61.45%0:04Remaining Time -0:23 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 Videos Articles WWE Fastlane Results – 3/10/19 (Bryan vs. Owens, Charlotte vs. Becky, The Shield reunites) Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Pinterestlast_img read more

Kevin Nash on benefits of WWE Network, importance of NXT

first_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Facebook Twitter Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Ric Flair Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Gene Okerlund NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald is featuring an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash where he talks the benefit of the WWE Network and the importance of NXT.On younger kids knowing his career because of the WWE Network:“With the network now I go to signings and there are as many eight-year-old kids, as well as 35-year-olds because the network plays all the old stuff,” Nash said. “To them, it’s basically this live stream. They meet you and you maybe don’t look like you do on the network, but they understand who you are and what you do. So the network is really nice to have.”On the importance of NXT:“What they’ve done with NXT and Full Sail [University] is basically also focus on the production. People don’t realize how important the cameras are. This is a hands-on experience and proving ground, A to Z, from people in the truck and all the way up. It’s about pushing this product and having it continually grow.”The Miami Herald: Kevin Nash ready for Legends of Wrestling Night at Marlins ParkRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipKevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:34 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 Videos Articlescenter_img WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events WhatsApp Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Apollo Crews gets a name change in WWE, Video of Sami Zayn accepting Humanitarian…

first_img February 19, 2018 at 11:15 pm Twitter February 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar dlillib WhatsApp Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Videos Articles WWE Smackdown Live Preview: King of the Ring continues, Daniel Bryan vs. Buddy Murphy Seth Rollins Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 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 3 COMMENTS WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+ At this point, they may as well take Vince McMahon and shorten it to just his middle name – Kennedy. No “Mr.”, and no microphone dropping from the ceiling. Pinterest Rob Giles Jon Moxley: AEW Was Bigger Than WWE Title Jon Moxley Joins AEWcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) Shawn Michaels Apollo Crews gets a name change in WWEWWE.com is now listing Apollo Crews as only Apollo on his official roster page.He was still being referred to his original name on television as of last week. Apollo joins a long list of other talents have who’ve had quiet name changes including Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Antonio Cesaro, Elias Samson, Adrian Neville, Big E, Alexander Rusev and more.Video of Sami Zayn accepting Humanitarian AwardWWE has posted video of Sami Zayn accepting a Humanitarian Award on behalf of the Syrian American Medical Society this past weekend in Orlando. Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions February 19, 2018 at 10:28 pm Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Good job Sami Anonymous Videos Articles WWE should just shorten their company name to “Retarded” cause that’s what it is anyhow. They view their fans as retards also. Raw and Smackdown are both unwatchable. You can call Apollo Crews whatever you want. The character will still suck and go nowhere, just like ALL the other names mentioned in this article that had their names shortened. Comments are closed.last_img read more

Morning Press: Juul a danger for teens; Sunlight Supply sold; Blessing booth restocked

first_imgCan the sun possibly continue? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories of the week:Health experts: Juul isn’t coolTeenagers smoking behind the bleachers may be a thing of the past, but health officials say teens are still using nicotine. The latest method: “juuling” in school bathrooms.“Juul is just kind of the new trend right now that’s taking off,” said Stacia Wasmundt, youth tobacco and vapor product prevention consultant at the state Department of Health.E-cigarette’s popularity with teens alarms state health officials, local school districtsSunlight Supply to be bought by Scotts Miracle-Gro for $450MVancouver-based Sunlight Supply Inc. is being purchased by multinational corporation Scotts Miracle-Gro for $450 million, $25 million of which is in stock.The sale — one of the largest in Clark County history and the largest ever made by Scotts ­— was announced via a press release Tuesday afternoon. It is expected to close by June 1, pending approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission.Sunlight Supply will become part of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s hydroponics gardening subsidiary, Hawthorne Gardening Co.Related story: Sunlight Supply sale won’t affect amphitheater brandingNeighbors help restock blessing booth after nearly everything’s takenTori LaDeane returned from work Monday and opened the phone booth on her front lawn to see if there were any new items in her family’s blessing booth.last_img read more

Driver killed after fleeing fiery Oregon crash

first_imgOREGON CITY, Ore. — Authorities say a driver was struck and killed by a minivan shortly after crashing into a gas pump in Oregon City.Clackamas Fire District 1 says the driver plowed into the pump early Monday, igniting a fire. The driver than ran onto Highway 213, where he was fatally struck.The crashes remain under investigation.last_img

Vehicle strikes, injures juvenile bicyclist in Camas

first_imgCamas police say a juvenile driver was at fault for hitting a bicyclist Wednesday morning.Police and Camas-Washougal Fire responders were dispatched about 8:30 a.m. to Northeast 15th Avenue and Division Street for a report of an injury traffic crash.The caller reported that a vehicle struck a child on a bike, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. The first responder to arrive at the scene reported that “one person (was) down in the road,” according to the scanner.Both the driver and cyclist are younger than 18, according to Camas Police Department Sgt. Scot Boyles.The cyclist was in a crosswalk when they were hit, Boyles said. They injured their hip, thigh and ankle, but the injuries were not life threatening, according to the sergeant.Police found the driver at fault for the crash, but no citations were issued.Police temporarily blocked traffic on northbound Division Street during the response.last_img read more

Benfica Interested In Gambia’s Yusupha

first_imgBy Sulayman BahPortuguese league champions Benfica are keeping close tabs on Gambian forward Yusuapha Njie, Foroyaa Sport understands.Njie, who once trained with Norway’s Sandefjord before turning professional, has become a key transfer target for most clubs in the Portuguese league in the wake of his recent performances.Getting a crack in the league at its close conclusion, Njie picked up a devastating form in no time despite having spent months on the sidelines through injury.Playing just eleven matches, his return to the field after spending time in the peripheries, was more than a welcomed beef up for club side Boavista who at the time, stared relegation in the face.But the Scorpion turned their saviour, scoring four goals, the last three coming in three consecutive games.This statistic did not go unnoticed with many big name clubs hovering over Njie’s head over his signature.Benifica, the Portuguese champions, are one of those ready to prise him away and are understood to be only baulking at paying Boavista’s 1,000,000 million valuation.This publication has also been hinted of the possibility of French Ligue1 Stade de Reims reigniting their interest but they must first fend off Marseille’s overtures including Porto.last_img read more

Mourinho pleased with Sanchez Pereiras return for Man Utd

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho was pleased with what he saw from the returning duo of Alexis Sanchez and Andreas Pereira in their goalless draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on SundayDue to visa issues, Sanchez was unavailable for United’s first pre-season friendly in their 1-1 draw against Club America in Pheonix on Friday but made a return to the starting line-up on Sunday as Mourinho fielded a makeshift side for their second game of their pre-season tour of America.And Sanchez did not disappoint with the Chilean acting as United’s main goal threat against San Jose at Santa Clara.Although Sanchez was unable to inspire United to victory in what was otherwise a dull 0-0 draw.“Good for Alexis,” Mourinho told the club website.“The first time he plays after some individual sessions. He needed this and he made a good effort, a good physical effort, which is important for him in this moment.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…Meanwhile, the game also saw the return of Pereira following his two years away on loan at both Granada and Valencia in Spain.The 22-year-old was tidy in possession and usually attempted to play the ball forwards as United tried to find the back of the net.“Andreas is playing okay,” said Mourinho.“In the first match, he was okay and today too. I think he has to play even more simply than what he’s doing but he has the personality to want the ball and to organise. I’m happy.”United will next face AC Milan in their first game of the International Champions Cup on Thursday.last_img read more