Les cofondateurs de Google cèdent une partie de leurs actionsÉtats-Unis – Larry Page et Sergey Brin, les deux cofondateurs de Google, ont annoncé vouloir céder une partie de leurs parts. Ils détiendront par la suite encore 15% du groupe.Larry Page et Sergey Brin ont décidé de céder “quelques” actions de Google, entreprise qu’ils ont cofondée en 1998. La semaine dernière, ils ont annoncé réduire progressivement leur part dans le capital dans les cinq ans à venir.Actuellement, les deux hommes pèsent 18% du capital et 59% des droits de vote. Après l’opération, ils détiendront encore 48% de ces droits. Cette annonce devrait permettre aux deux fondateurs d’empocher 5,5 milliards de dollars. L’année dernière, Google a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 23,65 milliards de dollars, soit une augmentation de 8% sur un an.Le 26 janvier 2010 à 21:34 • Emmanuel Perrin
Les étoiles se forment toutes de la même façonGrâce à la première image d’un disque de poussières entourant une jeune étoile massive, une équipe internationale d’astronomes met fin au mystère de la formation des étoiles. Petites ou massives, elles naissent toutes de la même façon.”Nous avons fourni la première preuve claire de la présence d’un disque compact de poussières, aussi grand que le système solaire, autour d’une jeune étoile massive”, explique Stefan Kraus, de l’université du Michigan et principal auteur de l’étude publiée dans la revue Nature. Comme il le rappelle, la formation des étoiles a fait l’objet de débats scientifiques pendant plus de vingt ans. La question était de savoir si les étoiles dix fois plus massives que le Soleil se formaient en agrégeant les poussières et gaz d’un large disque comme leurs petites sœurs, ou si elles résultaient de la fusion d’étoiles plus petites.À lire aussiUne femme donne naissance à un bébé cyclope en EgypteCertains astronomes supposaient que le rayonnement puissant émis par les étoiles massives aurait pu empêcher la matière de continuer à s’agglomérer en tombant sur l’astre en formation. Mais l’image d’un disque encerclant de près une très jeune étoile massive vient de résoudre le mystère. Elle est la preuve évidente que toutes les étoiles naissent de la même façon. Stefan Kraus et son équipe ont estimé que le disque qui entoure cette étoile de 60.000 ans, encore enveloppée de son cocon prénatal, s’étend sur une distance correspondant à 130 fois celle qui sépare la Terre du Soleil. Selon les astronomes, le disque devrait rapidement s’évaporer avec le rayonnement de l’étoile, 30.000 fois plus lumineuse que le Soleil.Le 18 juillet 2010 à 18:09 • Emmanuel Perrin
Téléchargement : le procès d’Emule Paradise s’ouvre aujourd’huiVincent Varade, créateur du site Emule Paradise, passe à partir d’aujourd’hui devant le tribunal. Sa plateforme a généré le téléchargement illégal de sept mille films.Son icône est célèbre : “la mule” est connue dans le monde entier. Le logiciel de Vincent Varade, qui a permis à nombre de particuliers de télécharger des fichiers (musique, films, séries…) a été fermé en 2006. Néanmoins eMule a permis le téléchargement illégal de sept mille films et de milliers de mp3 grâce au peer-to-peer (P2P), selon ConseilJuridique.eu. A son apogée, le site accueillait 300.000 visiteurs par jour et son propriétaire a, selon les rumeurs, mis 400.000 euros de côté à l’étranger, acheté une Porsche Cayenne et a fondé une société au Luxembourg. Le procès face aux plaignants, l’Association des Producteurs Indépendants, l’Association des Producteurs de Cinéma, ou encore la Fédération Nationale des Distributeurs de Film, doit durer jusqu’au 2 février. Le 31 janvier 2011 à 10:39 • Emmanuel Perrin
En Suède, la copie numérique est désormais une religion officielleL’Eglise du Kopimism est désormais officiellement reconnue par la Suède comme religion. Ce mouvement porte donc la copie comme rituel religieux, et considère l’information sacrée. Un millier de personnes se réclament déjà de ce culte.Après plusieurs demandes infructueuses, l’Eglise du Kopimism est désormais officiellement reconnue comme religion par son pays d’origine, la Suède, indique Numerama. Ce mouvement porte l’information comme sacrée et a comme rituel religieux la copie numérique de données. “Pour l’Église du Kopimism, l’information est sacrée et la copie est un sacrement. L’information possède une valeur en soi, et celle-ci se multiplie à travers l’acte de la copie. Par conséquent, la copie est un élement central pour l’organisation et ses membres”, expliquent Isak Gerson et Gustav Nipe, fondateurs de ce mouvement.À lire aussiUn mystérieux monstre vieux de 500 ans remonté des profondeurs de la mer BaltiqueDésormais reconnus par l’administration suédoise, ce culte pourra bénéficier de subventions d’Etat à l’instar des autres religions, et organiser légalement des programmes de dons, non imposables. “Les autres Eglises ou communautés religieuses peuvent choisir sous quelle forme elles souhaitent obtenir le soutien de l’État, soit en utilisant le système fiscal, soit en percevant des subventions de l’État. Si une communauté religieuse choisit d’utiliser le système fiscal, ses subventions seront réduites en fonction du coût assumé par l’État pour l’utilisation du système fiscal”, indique le site Eurel, spécialisé sur l’état juridique et sociologique des religions en Europe.L’intérêt de cette reconnaissance du mouvement Kopimism est aussi la protection des membres, et partisans actifs du piratage d’œuvres culturelles sur Internet, contre toute action judiciaire intentée par les ayants-droits. Le fondateur du Parti Pirate Suédois, Rick Falkvinge, explique qu’il sera compliqué pour eux de poursuivre des individus agissant selon leurs cultes religieux. Une situation inédite et inattendue.Le 5 janvier 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambert
Time to get riggidy riggidy wrecked, son! Adult Swim’s animated sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty is coming to the HTC Vive and whatever the game is will debut this weekend at San Deigo Comic-Con.Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland has been a vocal supporter of virtual reality in his personal life, even claiming to have a list of ideas for future VR games. Sometime Roiland would use his Vive to hang out in AltSpaceVR where a few of his exploits ended up migrating to YouTube.Roiland was a big fan of the Job Simulator VR game by developer Owlchemy Labs which lead to discussions between the two. The week before Comic-Con, the Labs unveiled their newest project with this teaser:The game looks similar to Job Simulator, but skinned with some cool Rick and Morty things. From the show, you can see Krombopulos Michael’s business card and obviously the Plumbus plays a featured role in the tease.Also, this weird blueprint that implies “Youseeks,” are something like eyeless Pokémon heads?If you happen to be in San Diego during Comic-Con, you can stop by the Adult Swim on the Green station ( 11am – 6pm, behind the Convention Center at Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier) to play some Virtual Rickality and be the first to tell the world what the game actually is.The official statement on the release and San Diego Comic-Con tease from Owlchemy hints that you might be able to go beyond the Smith’s house and maybe even beyond…this world!We’ve been working in secret for months, optimizing plumbus physics and working on the intricacies of Rick’s flask. Now we’re ready to give you all a hint of what’s to come! (Spoiler alert: you can totally jump through portals in VR!) Maybe you can visit the Council of Ricks at the Citadel of Ricks? Maybe you can travel to another world and, like Job Simulator, create your very own Plumbus (ever wonder how a Plumbus is made?).All Virtual Rickality has to do as a Rick and Morty experience is let us interact with the Rick and Morty universe, but because the show has a science fiction base, the options for how this game could grow are substantial. What if one day you could visit Blips and Chitz and actually play Roy?
The moon doesn’t care what term we use to describe its location, but there’s a bit of a debate here on Earth about what the full moon on September 16th should be called. Because it’s the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox (September 22nd), it’s a Harvest Moon, but some also think it’s a so-called supermoon. The disagreement comes down to an interesting quirk of orbital measurements.The term “supermoon” isn’t a scientific one, but it’s a word people have latched onto because it describes a phenomenon you can observe just by looking up. Astrologer (the one with horoscopes, not science) Richard Nolle coined the term. It is now understood to refer to any full moon where the moon is at or near (90% or greater) its closest approach to Earth. The closest approach in an orbit is called perigee, and it can make the full moon look as much as 14% larger in the sky. At the other end of its orbit (apogee) the moon would look noticeably smaller.Nolle maintains a table of supermoons, and he does not list the September 16th full moon on that list. However, former NASA astronomer (the one with science and no horoscopes) and eclipse expert Fred Espenak has his own table of supermoons. He says the upcoming full moon will indeed be a rare conjunction of a supermoon and harvest moon. The difference of opinion comes down to how you measure the moon’s orbit.Since the arbitrary definition of a supermoon as laid out by Nolle requires the moon to be at 90% or greater of its closest approach to Earth, we’re talking about a difference measured in tens of thousands of kilometers. Nolle is using the closest perigee and farthest apogee for all of 2016, meaning the full moon will only be at 89% of perigee by that measurement. Espenak bases his table on the perigee and apogee of each month’s orbit. Using that metric, the September 16th full moon will be at 93% of perigee, so it’s a supermoon.Both versions have their defenders in the geekier internet comment sections. Whichever version you think sounds right, the full moon this week will be a big one. Of course, it won’t actually be bigger, just closer.
Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock in #Venom, the upcoming film from Sony’s Marvel Universe releasing October 5, 2018 – production starts this fall. pic.twitter.com/OZQqDEvoum— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) May 19, 2017That’s not a terrible choice at all. Hardy is a great actor who, as we saw in his TV series Taboo earlier this year, plays the antihero very well. Over the years, Venom grew from one of Spider-Man’s scariest adversaries to a conflicted hero, who doesn’t always have the same moral obligations that Spider-Man does. Eddie Brock isn’t a particularly good person naturally, but he does try to become better and help those around him. Sometimes. That inner conflict is sure to give Hardy a lot to work with, and it’ll be interesting to see his take on the character.Sony is trying to launch their own universe separate from the MCU with the Spider-Man characters they own the rights to. Even though Tom Holland’s Spider-Man exists in the MCU, Tom Hardy’s Venom will not. Presumably, the Spider-Man movies will exist in both universes. That does make Venom’s origin a little tricky. If the symbiote won’t make an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming, how does it find Brock? Does it still have Spider abilities? Does it still block Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense if Holland’s Parker never dons the black suit? We’ll have to see how this movie addresses the character’s origin when it comes out on October 5, 2018.Kevin Feige speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International (Photo by Gage Skidmore)Sony creating their own separate Marvel universe may not sit well with Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige. Screen Rant reports that Feige’s goal is to get all of Marvel’s superheroes back under Marvel Entertainment’s control. That includes the X-Men, who are owned by Fox and the Spider-Man characters Sony has the rights to. His ultimate goal, he said, is to recreate the experience comic book readers have for the movies. That means every Marvel character under the same umbrella, interacting with each other just like they do in the comics.“We’ve been able to accomplish that beyond my wildest dreams over the last ten years,” Feige said. “And certainly, including Spidey in Civil War, in the upcoming Infinity War, is yet another dream that I didn’t even dare to talk about publicly because I thought the odds of it were very slim. So, no plans beyond that for the few remaining characters that aren’t already in the MCU but never say never. Who knows what can happen in the future?”For now, it seems unlikely that Fox will willingly part with the X-Men or even the Fantastic Four, regardless of how that last movie turned out. That’s why it’s so interesting that Marvel is partnering with the studios that own the rights its characters. If you can’t get the characters back, might as well make sure you have some control over their stories. In addition to partnering with Sony to get Spidey in the MCU, Marvel Studios has worked with Fox to create X-Men TV shows like Legion and The Gifted. If we’re ever going to get every Marvel character in the same universe (or on the same screen), it’ll likely happen through partnerships like this.Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube)As for the rest of the MCU, we’re starting to see exactly what the studio is building towards for the end of Phase Three. New official synopses have been released for both Black Panther and Infinity War that give us an idea of where these movies are headed, Inverse reports. Black Panther‘s plot is probably very close to what you guessed it would be. T’Challa assumes the Wakandan throne after the death of his father in Captain America: Civil War. Of course, not everyone in his country is happy with their new king. He fights a rebel faction that aims to draw Wakanda into a world war. This is pretty well-trodden territory for the Black Panther comics, and it’ll be fun to see some of T’Challa’s greatest moments play out on the big screen.Meanwhile, for Avengers: Infinity War, the synopsis confirms that it will feature the Avengers fighting Thanos. Duh. The synopsis reveals that his goal has changed since his debut in the post-credits scene of The Avengers. He no longer wants to court death. Now, he wants to collect the six Infinity Stones so he can control all of reality. What he wants to do with all of reality remains to be seen. At this point, anticipation for both these movies has been built up about as high as it could possibly go. It’s getting to the point where we’d just wish they’d come out already. We still have aways to wait, though. Black Panther is due for release on February 18, 2016. Avengers: Infinity War will be out on May 4, 2018. At least Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was good enough to tide us over.Speaking of which, our final story from the MCU concerns Nathan Fillion’s mysterious role in it. James Gunn tweeted out this fake movie poster from a deleted scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The poster features Nathan Fillion as Simon Williams, an actor who is also the superhero Wonder Man. The poster has him playing Tony Stark in a Jobson his Facebook page-like biopic. Gunn recently explained the reason these posters exist. We’ve known for a while that a Venom movie was on the way, but until today, nobody knew who would play him. Sony Pictures announced on Twitter today that Tom Hardy will play Eddie Brock in the upcoming movie. The studio tweeted out the news along with a picture of Hardy wearing a Venom T-Shirt. One of the @NathanFillion /Simon Williams /Wonder Man posters cut from #GotGVol2. Read all about it at https://t.co/pSztEXVASv pic.twitter.com/qAKvFXufJX— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 17, 2017Basically, the poster was created as an Easter egg to be visible in the background during a certain scene. Unfortunately, the scene slowed the pacing of the movie to a crawl and had to be cut. Gunn is best friends with Fillion, and the actor has appeared in every one of his movies. (He had a voice-over role in the first Guardians of the Galaxy.) Gunn wants Fillion to have a significant role in the MCU going forward. That’s why he made this poster implying that he would play Wonder Man.“I didn’t have a good cameo for him in Vol. 2 – and I wanted to bring him more fully into the MCU at some point, so I didn’t want to make him Aakon Guard #2, narrowing his chance of a more substantial role in the future,” Gunn wrote.Gunn says he’s always liked the character of Wonder Man, and could easily see Fillion in the part of the “douchey actor/superhero.” Gunn clarified that Fillion is not a douche, but just very good at playing one. Anyone who’s seen him on Alan Tudyk’s Con Man can certainly attest to that.
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The brightest minds in the world would really like you to stop killing everyone. You may not think you are, but you are. I am too. We all are. A total of more than 13,000 scientists from almost every country other, have put out a letter asking humans to just not for a little bit.Dubbed “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” it essentially lays out all the major problems we’re causing for life on earth and practically begs those responsible (mostly wealthy nations) to do something about it.“Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out,” the statement warns.The first warning was sent out back in 1992. At the time, the planet was already struggling with deforestation and the very beginnings of global climate change. Overfishing, coral reef die-offs, atmospheric carbon dioxide and countless other problems plague the planet, and they may very likely spell our collective doom.“Since 1992, with the exception of stabilizing the stratospheric ozone layer, humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse,” the report reads. “Especially troubling is the current trajectory of potentially catastrophic climate change due to rising [greenhouse gasses] from burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and agricultural production—particularly from farming ruminants for meat consumption.”Indeed, as we’ve covered, rainforests are being clipped at record rates, and even weed production — what should be the chilliest of all agricultural activities — is causing disproportionately large net carbon emissions. These are critical problems that aren’t going away.“Moreover,” the scientists’ dire warning continues, “we have unleashed a mass extinction event, the sixth in roughly 540 million years, wherein many current life forms could be annihilated or at least committed to extinction by the end of this century.”That is… uhhh… grim. But it should not be a surprise at all. This isn’t news. This isn’t new. Almost daily we get new confirmations that humans are screwing up the Earth and we have shockingly little time left. What can be done? Well, the scientists propose a list of a few major changes, mostly dealing with moving away from growth-based economic systems, managing population growth through better access to reproductive health care, and making dramatic shifts away from animal agriculture so that we can put a big-ass dent in greenhouse gas emissions.On top of that, the letter suggests that we begin protecting as much of the planet as we can, stop deforestation or even conversation of grassland for agricultural use. We’d also need to address the massive wealth inequality that lends itself to unsustainable resource consumption and the real costs they have on our environment, and, of course, massive adoption of renewable energy sources so that we can, hopefully, move away from fossil fuels permanently.You may not like a lot of these suggestions. You might think it’s your right to pollute as much as you please. But your actions are not your own. Every choice you make affects others. We’re all stuck on this planet together and I, for one, would like to continue breathing and eating and shit.“To prevent widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss, humanity must practice a more environmentally sustainable alternative to business as usual. This prescription was well articulated by the world’s leading scientists 25 years ago, but in most respects, we have not heeded their warning,” the letter warns. “We must recognize, in our day-to-day lives and in our governing institutions that Earth all its life is our only home.”
Samsung is expected to unveil its next-generation flagship phone next month.Members of the press are invited to a Feb. 25 Galaxy Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress 2018, where we should get our first look at the upcoming S9 handset.Samsung remains mum on the topic: The company revealed only the number 9 and the words “The Camera. Reimagined.” Which all but confirms rumors of a major photo upgrade this year.The Galaxy S9 shooter, TechRadar suggested, could beat top-of-the-line Google Pixel 2, “if it includes a variable aperture or becomes … the world’s first camera that can capture mobile HDR video.”I guess we’ll have to wait and see.The news blog also tipped a 3,000mAh battery (same as the Galaxy S8 lineup), and a $725 price tag, “based on current projections.” (That’s more than rival Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 8 ($699), but less than the 5.5-inch 8 Plus ($799).)There is no official word on when the first S9 will reach customers, but TechRadar anticipates a March 1 pre-order date, with mid-month shipping.As for the device itself, various leaks point to a preserved 5.8-inch size, though one unsubstantiated rumor hints at a smaller 5.65 inches. No matter the proportions, folks can expect Samsung to stick with its traditional curved Super AMOLED screen.The most notable change, as TechRadar pointed out, could be the addition of an in-screen fingerprint scanner.Despite years of whispers that Apple or Samsung would integrate the technology into their smartphone displays, Chinese brand Vivo beat them to the punch with its X20 Plus UD handset.There has been much debate over the inclusion of an in-screen scanner—some reports giving a positive indication, while others claim it isn’t in the cards for the Galaxy S9. Samsung has yet to verify the news one way or the other.You can scour the net for more spilled secrets, or you can wait until Feb. 25 for the official unveiling in Barcelona. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouHuge Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Doesn’t Have Room For Headphone Jack Stay on target
Houston Mayor Fights Plans for Sex Doll BrothelAutonomous Sexbots Are the Future Sexual activity is good for the mind, body, and soul. Which is why YouTuber “Brick Dollbanger” has spent more than $200,000 on love dolls.The 60-something divorced property manager (whose real name remains a secret) detailed his hard-core hobby in an interview with The Sun.“I’m a very gregarious person,” he told the British tabloid, explaining that while he still enjoys sex “three or four times a week,” potential partners his age can’t keep up.“Women in their 60s don’t even consider that on the table,” he said, making a sweeping assumption. “For them, it’s maybe once or twice a month.”So what’s a horny middle-aged guy to do? Start collecting humanoid sex toys, of course.Dollbanger claims he’s been using RealDoll models from Abyss Creations for about ten years. He even invited his then-31-year-old son into the locked room where he stores his synthetic companions “works of art.”“Coming out of a bad marriage, numerous bad relationships, I decided to just go a different direction,” he explained. “It’s worked out very well for me. Just using the dolls as a sex toy to take the edge off.”A frequent advisor to California-based sex robot firm Realbotix, Dollbanger recently got a sneak peek at the company’s upcoming Harmony droid, which he slept with “five times in 10 days.”His verdict: “It was amazing. On a scale of one to 10—with a real woman at 10—it was a solid seven to eight,” he told The Sun.Charming.Abyss Creations last year introduced the Harmony AI app, available as a $20 annual subscription directly from Abyss subsidiary Realbotix.The company, however, is taking people even deeper into the uncanny valley with a new plastic-and-gear device to prop up on the sofa for a Netflix-and-chill session.A completely revamped mobile app with advanced “X-Mode” allows the insentient android to respond with human-like expressions and sounds.“I would just sit and talk to her for half an hour every night when I came home from work,” Dollbanger said of the prototype robot, which can even remember details from previous conversations.“I missed her terribly,” he added, bereft since returning Harmony to Realbotix HQ.Dollbanger’s own collection of dolls—hung like slabs of meat in a butcher shop—has been growing for years. But despite their massive price tags (mannequins cost $5,000 to $6,000 apiece), the connoisseur said he keeps each doll for “one to two years,” then replaces it.As artificial intelligence advances, the line between man and machine continues to blur. Which is why activists are calling for sex robot regulations. Learn everything you always wanted to know about sexbots (but were afraid to ask) and more here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
Stay on target San Diego to Build Charging Stations for 3,000 Electric Buses, TrucksHydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 Miles This is one way to get “wasted.” A town in Tokyo, Japan recently opened a cocktail bar in a waste disposal facility to raise awareness about waste management and to encourage people to recycle.The “Gomi Pit” (or Waste Pit) is a pop-up bar inside the Musashino Clean Centre waste disposal facility in Musashino in Tokyo. It features a glass window that lets customers view giant cranes digging through mountains of trash, piled for incineration, while enjoying their cocktail drinks and snacks.Local officials are hoping the experience will encourage people to minimize waste.Local officials are hoping the bar will attract visitors to the facility and prod local residents to think about the waste they produce. (Photo Credit: Toshifumi Kitamura / AFP / Getty Images)“Many visitors have expressed surprise. They say they had no idea how the waste they produce is being processed,” Ayana Seki, an official with the local environmental department, told the South China Morning Post. “Many people also say that they were shocked to see so much waste being piled up although each household puts out only a bag or two of trash.”As a pop-up, the Gomi Pit is at the location temporarily, but the Musashino Clean Centre facility is open to visitors year-round. The Centre, which was built for $91 million and opened in 2017, was designed to attract visitors and features wooden slats along the facade to mask the concrete shell, and windows at eye level so visitors can watch the cranes.Visitors can also see the control room through the floor-to-ceiling windows and watch the technicians remotely handle trash and monitor the facility, according to the South China Morning Post.Visitors at the ‘Gomi Pit’ bar can enjoy their drinks while watching cranes dig through garbage. (Photo Credit: Toshifumi Kitamura / AFP / Getty Images)One of the windows even functions as touch screen, which visitors can use to browse information about the incinerator’s temperature and the amount of trash burned that day.So far, the bar — and facility — has received positive response from patrons.“This place is really neat and doesn’t smell at all,” a 49-year-old visitor told the Post. “We are imposing the burden on some other town,” she said upon learning that the items that can’t be burned are landfilled elsewhere in Japan. “We should try to reduce the amount of waste we produce.”More on Geek.com:Samsung to Ditch Oil-Based Plastic for Sustainable PackagingBoise Is Turning Sewage Into Tasty Beer and CiderResearchers Turn Lobsters Into Biodegradable Plastic
“Don’t drink & drive, especially with your pet snake in the car!” The Denver Fire Department wrote in a Facebook post, which has received more than 60 reactions so far.“Don’t drink and drive….even snakes are smart enough to know not to be in a car with an intoxicated driver behind the wheel,” one commenter wrote.Another replied “No day [is] ever the same.”This isn’t the first “snake in a car” incident to happen over the summer: On July 4, a massive, 6-foot snake was rescued from a vehicle in Connecticut, after it became trapped inside the car’s engine block. Once authorities and residents removed the reptile from the automobile, it was taken to a nearby wildlife center.More on Geek.com:Louisiana Officials Warn of Snakes, Alligators in Flood WatersWatch: Tennessee Woman Spots Snake Slithering in ToiletWatch: Texas Man Catches Fish, Finds Giant Snake Biting Into It The Denver Fire Department came across a startling find when they discovered a 15-foot snake slithering out of a parked car with a sleeping driver over the weekend.According to the Denver Fire Department, the snake was trying to get out of the car through the driver’s side window and move to the roof, Fox31 Denver News reported. The reptile belonged to the driver, who was passed out from drinking too much, The Denver Post noted. Caught on Camera: Copperhead Snakes Mate on Bike TrailRare Two-Headed Timber Rattlesnake Spotted in New Jersey Stay on target
Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target Star Wars: Resistance premiered just last year and gave us the anime-esque Star Wars cartoon we never knew we wanted. Star Wars had already animated the prequel and original trilogy eras with Clone Wars and Rebels, respectively. But this show gave us a new perspective on the sequel trilogy we’re still in the midst of.However, that sequel trilogy, and the Skywalker Saga as a whole, ends this holiday when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters. And before that happens, Star Wars: Resistance airs its second and final season which will help set up the events of that film. Take a look!There are so many new Star Wars characters now I can’t keep them straight. But this new season continues the tradition of bringing in famous faces from the movies to help (or harass) these new heroes. Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie return as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. And while he’s not voiced by Adam Driver, Kylo Ren does make an appearance. This season is partially set during the events of The Last Jedi so we’ll get to see how Kylo Ren flexes his muscle as new Supreme Leader of the First Order.I don’t know if there are that many fans of Star Wars: Resistance, but it’s a bummer for them the show is wrapping up so soon compared to other Star Wars cartoons that lasted for many more seasons. Maybe it just doesn’t make any sense to continue this story based on the way The Rise of Skywalker wraps up. And besides, there are other new Star Wars shows to look out for including a revival of the Clone Wars cartoon and the live-action Mandalorian show coming to Disney+.Star Wars: Resistance season two premieres October 6 on Disney Channel. For more on Star Wars check out this Galaxy’s Edge cookbook and limited re-release of classic Star Wars video game cartridges.
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Russian officials from Seattle will visit Pearson Air Museum on Saturday to celebrate a much more harrowing trip to Vancouver by three countrymen.The National Park Service will observe the 80th anniversary of Valery Chkalov’s landmark transpolar flight from Moscow to Pearson Field. The 10 a.m. event at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St., is free.Participants are scheduled to include representatives from the Russian consulate in Seattle. The program will include a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial to the flight just west of the air museum.Chkalov, along with copilot Georgi Baidukov and navigator Alexander Belyakov, landed at Pearson Field at 8:22 a.m. on June 20, 1937. Their flight over the North Pole — the first of its kind — took 63 hours and 16 minutes.“The incredible journey made by Chkalov, Baidukov and Belyakov was more than just a feat of human endurance and a technological achievement; it was a major moment in U.S.-Russian relations before the Second World War,” Bob Cromwell, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site’s chief of interpretation, said in a news release.In the museum, visitors will be able to tour “A Red Bolt From the Blue,” an exhibit that highlights the history of the transpolar flight.
Battle Ground Public Schools on Tuesday announced a special board meeting to consider authorization of legal action to address the ongoing teachers strike.The announcement came at 5:37 p.m., and the meeting agenda contained little information. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lewisville Campus, 406 N.W. Fifth Ave., Battle Ground.Rita Sanders, district spokeswoman, would not say if this means the district plans to file an injunction against the Battle Ground Education Association in the coming days.“The board is considering legal action,” is all she would say.If Battle Ground Public Schools files an injunction against its teachers, who are on strike in the midst of ongoing salary negotiations, it would be the only district in Clark County to do so. A judge ordered Longview’s teachers back to work Friday after the district filed an injunction, according to The Daily News in Longview. The union and district settled Sunday, avoiding the possibility of striking in contempt of court.Marina Heinz, vice president of the Battle Ground Education Association, said she was unaware the meeting had been called when first contacted by The Columbian. She called the possible resolution “a scare tactic.”“It’s unfortunate that the district would take us to court instead of negotiating in good faith,” Heinz said.Meanwhile, the district and union are bargaining in Olympia with support from a mediator from the Public Employment Relations Commission and its executive director, Mike Sellars. Both the district and union expect they could be in Olympia for several days.
The Vancouver Public Schools board on Tuesday unanimously approved a raise for Superintendent Steve Webb that brings his salary to more than a quarter of a million dollars.The school board voted 3 to 0 to approve a $5,711 pay increase for the superintendent, a state cost-of-living allocation that raises his salary this year to $254,026. District spokeswoman Pat Nuzzo said that’s the same 3.1 percent cost of living adjustment all district employees received at a minimum for the 2017-2018 school year.Rosemary Fryer and Michelle Giovannozzi were absent from Tuesday’s meeting.When Webb started with the district in 2008, his salary was $192,000, according to the original contract language. That means that in a decade, Webb has seen his salary grow by $61,025.That doesn’t include such benefits as health insurance and public retirement.The contract also includes an additional $2,784 per month above and beyond Webb’s salary that can be placed in a tax-sheltered annuity.That’s a 2.3 percent increase from last year’s $2,721.66 monthly contribution to that fund.ParaeducatorsTuesday’s board meeting also saw a large showing of paraeducators and their supporters, clad in the familiar red of educator unions.
A Vancouver doctor and his 27-year-old son died Saturday in a scuba diving accident in the Pacific Ocean near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.Tom Dyehouse, 57, of Camas was the medical director for Legacy Medical Group Family Wellness in Vancouver.“We do not have many details at this time, but we have been told this accident also took the life of his son, Graeme,” according to a written statement issued Monday morning by Legacy Medical Group.Dyehouse had been with Family Wellness for more than 16 years prior to its recent transition to become part of Legacy.The doctor, his wife, Cheryl, 57, and their four adult sons were all on the trip. They were on a scuba diving tour to Gordo Banks, about 8 miles off the coast from San Jose del Cabo, when Tom Dyehouse and Graeme Dyehouse got separated from the group, KGW-TV reported.Tour descriptions online describe it as an advanced dive due to the depth and heavy seas, and can feature strong currents and changing visibility.
A Vancouver man is accused of stealing about $65,000 from multiple local construction companies and people in the industry to help pay off more than $200,000 in gambling debts.Travis W. Saban, 45, appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree theft. Judge Scott Collier granted Saban supervised release; he will be arraigned Feb. 26.On Dec. 13, 2018, Scott Aldinger, owner of Precision Construction Services Inc., contacted the Vancouver Police Department to report that Saban, an employee and project manager, had been stealing from the company and many other people in Clark County’s construction industry, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Saban placed an order Nov. 15, 2018, for more than $3,500 worth of building supplies at Parr Lumber in Ridgefield on Precision Construction Services’ account. However, the supplies charged were for a job being run by another company. The supplies were delivered to Richard and Kelli Nye’s residence for their project, but the Parr Lumber invoice was never paid, so the company took a loss, the affidavit states.Police then received a report Dec. 14, 2018, from David “Tyson” Brack who said Saban agreed to remodel his bathroom and kitchen last fall. Saban sent him diagrams in September, he said, which showed an estimated cost of $21,000 for the project. Brack paid Saban and then made multiple attempts to contact him, but he never responded, court records say.