Lavage des mains un nouveau spot humoristique contre la propagation des virus


first_imgLavage des mains : un nouveau spot humoristique contre la propagation des virus hivernauxFrance – L’Inpes vient de lancer une nouvelle campagne de promotion du lavage des mains dans le but de prévenir le développement des virus hivernaux.L’Institut national de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé (Inpes) vient de dévoiler sa toute nouvelle campagne de prévention contre les virus de l’hiver. Son atout majeur est un spot publicitaire qui sera diffusé à la télévision. Il montre avec humour que la meilleure prévention contre la propagation des maladies est de se laver les mains régulièrement. La vidéo montre un homme qui accomplit tous les gestes de la vie quotidienne en se servant de ses coudes à la place de ses mains… Pas facile ! Alors qu’il aurait pu choisir une solution toute simple : nettoyer ses petites menottes.  À lire aussiCompost humain, astuces contre la grippe et collision de la Voie Lactée voici les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 6 janvierEt si vous pensez que le message a déjà été bien rabâché les années précédentes et que cette campagne est inutile, sachez que le lavage des mains est à l’origine de la forte baisse de la mortalité dans les pays industrialisés. Si vous ne vous sentez pas concerné, pensez aux tout-petits autour de vous : bronchiolite et grippe peuvent leur être évitées grâce à ce geste tout simple. Un message que l’Inpes envoie aussi en direction des structures d’accueil de la petite enfance. Découvrir le spot publicitaire de l’Inpes : https://www.maxisciences.com/lavage-des-mains/humour-et-ridicule-pour-encourager-le-lavage-des-mains_art10175.html Le 4 novembre 2010 à 09:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Hong Kong des chercheurs veulent stocker des données dans une bactérie


first_imgHong Kong : des chercheurs veulent stocker des données dans une bactérieUn groupe d’étudiants de l’Université chinoise de Hong Kong cherche à stocker d’énormes quantités de données dans un contenant inattendu : la bactérie Escherichia Coli ou “colibacille”, nocive pour l’homme.En France, les archives nationales s’étendent sur plus de 160 kilomètres d’étagères ! Et aux Etats-Unis, ce chiffre est cinq fois plus important. Et si le stockage d’informations dans le futur ne nécessitait plus autant de place ? Voire plus du tout d’étagères ? Un groupe d’étudiants de Hong Kong a essayé de mettre au point une technique pour résoudre ce problème. Tout stocker dans une bactérie, E Coli. Concrètement, qu’est-ce que cela signifie ? “Nous serons capables de conserver toutes nos données dans une boîte contenant des bactéries, au réfrigérateur”, a expliqué à l’AFP Aldrin Yim, un étudiant-chercheur qui participe  au projet de stockage bio, et avait reçu en 2010 la médaille d’or iGem (Compétition internationale de machines génétiquement modifiées), de l’Institut de Tehnologie du Massachussetts.À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?Le biostockage – stockage et cryptage de données dans des organismes vivants – est une science récente. Elle existe depuis un peu moins de 10 ans.Une expérience précédente, menée en 2007, était parvenue à des résultats étonnants. Une équipe de l’université japonaise Keio a réussi à encoder l’équation d’Einstein sur la théorie de la relativité (E=MC2) dans l’ADN d’une bactérie commune du sol. Comme les bactéries ne cessent de se reproduire, les informations stockées peuvent alors être conservées durant des milliers d’années.L’équipe de Hong Kong a voulu aller plus loin. Elle souhaite stocker encore plus de données (texte, mais aussi images, vidéo et musique), et pour ce faire, elle a développé une méthode pour les compresser, puis les distribuer dans des cellules bactériologiques. Pour les localiser par la suite, rien de plus facile pour les chercheurs : ils ont cartographié l’ADN de la bactérie. Un seul gramme de bactérie pourrait ainsi stocker l’équivalent d’informations contenues dans 450 disques durs de 2.000 gigabytes !Les chercheurs ont retiré l’ADN des cellules bactériologiques pour le manipuler grâce à des enzymes avant de le replacer dans une nouvelle cellule. Des manipulations similaires à celles qui sont utilisées dans la création d’organismes génétiquement modifiés (OGM) : l’ADN replacé dans la nouvelle cellule a été chargé d’informations.L’avantage des bactéries ? Elles “ne peuvent pas être piratées”, a affirmé à l’AFP Allen Yu, également étudiant chercheur au sein de l’équipe.Le professeur Chan Ting Fung, qui supervise les recherches, précise que les travaux pratiques sont à leurs débuts dans ce domaine. “Mais ce que les étudiants ont essayé de faire est de s’assurer que certains des principes fondamentaux dans ce champ de recherche sont en fait réalisables”, ajoute-t-il.Et concernant le danger sanitaire posé par l’E. Coli, responsable de graves intoxications alimentaires, les chercheurs précisent qu’ils manipulent une version synthétisée, sans danger.Le 10 janvier 2011 à 10:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Mediator une conclusion sous forme daccord à lamiable


first_imgMediator : une conclusion sous forme d’accord à l’amiable ?Le laboratoire Servier a récemment fait l’objet de plusieurs plaintes concernant la dangerosité et les effets indésirables de son produit Mediator, qu’il a tardé à retirer du marché. Il est possible cependant qu’aucun procès n’ait lieu, s’il conclut un accord à l’amiable avec les plaignants.Le Mediator est ce médicament jugé dangereux depuis plusieurs années, mais qui n’a été retiré du marché qu’en 2009. Accusé d’avoir ignoré la nocivité de son produit, le laboratoire Servier en charge de la production du médicament a été l’objet de plusieurs plaintes de la part d’anciens patients ou de familles de patients décédés (voir notre article). Pour autant, Servier pourrait ne jamais comparaitre devant la justice si des accords sont trouvés avec les plaignants comme le souhaite une association représentant les victimes.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Ainsi, Georges-Alexandre Ambert, spécialiste de la défense des victimes contre le laboratoire explique à Europe 1 : “C’est une mauvaise idée d’aller au pénal parce que toutes les procédures pénales ont échoué ou ont abouti à des condamnations sans intérêt pour les victimes. Dans l’affaire Bayer, les expertises judiciaires avaient été effroyables contre le laboratoire. Au bout de cinq, six, sept ans, le juge a classé le dossier”. Quoi qu’il en soit, si négociation il y a, l’association de défense des victimes compte bien faire payer au prix fort le laboratoire Servier (environ 150.000 euros par décès, et 500.000 euros pour les victimes devant aujourd’hui toujours êtres assistées) tandis que ce dernier a publiquement reconnu ce week-end que le Mediator “a pu représenter un vrai risque pour certains patients”.Georges-Alexandre Ambert a rappelé au micro de la radio nationale que grâce à une procédure à l’amiable, l’association avait pu obtenir 450.000 euros de la part de Servier en mai 2002, pour une femme de 29 ans qui souffrait d’hypertension artérielle pulmonaire depuis sa prise d’Isoméride. Le 10 janvier 2011 à 15:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Les migraines seraient sans conséquence sur le cerveau


first_imgLes migraines seraient sans conséquence sur le cerveauSi les migraines importantes et répétitives provoqueraient de petites lésions au cerveau détectables par IRM, elles n’augmenteraient pas le risque de déclin intellectuel précoce.Après étude du cas de 780 personnes âgées de plus de 65 ans qui ont été suivies durant dix ans, l’équipe de Christophe Tzourio est aujourd’hui en mesure d’indiquer que les migraines et maux de tête importants seraient sans conséquence sur le risque de déclin intellectuel. Ainsi, le chercheur-neurologue explique à l’AFP : “J’ai vu beaucoup de migraineux et la première questions qu’ils posent est ‘Est ce que ça va abîmer mon cerveau ?’ (…) Pas d’inquiétudes à avoir”. Cette conclusion est le résultat d’un travail conjoint de l’Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) et de l’Université parisienne Pierre et Marie Curie.Pour autant, il est vrai que les migraines auraient tendance à provoquer de petites lésions des micro-vaisseaux du cerveau, ce qui correspond souvent à la détérioration des petites artères cérébrales qui ont pour fonction d’irriguer la substance blanche cérébrale. D’autres études ont montré que ce type de lésions pouvait augmenter le risque de détérioration cognitive et de maladie d’Alzheimer. Mais Christophe Tzourio se veut rassurant : si les victimes de migraines ont plus de lésions cérébrales que les personnes ne souffrant pas d’importants maux de tête, des tests de mémoire, de raisonnement et d’orientation opérés sur des sujets migraineux et non migraineux n’ont montré aucune différence de résultat. Et le médecin de conclure : “Nous n’avons donc pas observé de conséquences négatives de la migraine sur le cerveau”. L’AFP précise de son côté qu’il y aurait dans notre pays 11 millions de migraineux dont 550.000 à 1.100.000 d’enfants.Le 20 janvier 2011 à 15:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


La Roumanie lance la construction du plus grand parc éolien du monde


first_imgLa Roumanie lance la construction du plus grand parc éolien du mondeMercredi, la construction d’un parc éolien a été lancée dans le sud-est de la Roumanie. Porté par Iberdrola Renovables, la filiale spécialisée dans l’énergie renouvelable du groupe espagnol Iberdrola, ce projet deviendra le plus grand au monde. Le chantier a été lancé dans la région de Dobroudja, près de la mer Noire. Comme le rapporte le site du Figaro, le parc devrait offrir à terme, en 2017, une capacité de 1.500 MW. Un projet dont le coût total est estimé à deux milliards d’euros, et qui est le premier mené en Roumanie par le groupe espagnol.À lire aussiL’Ukraine veut transformer Tchernobyl en une gigantesque ferme solaireDès la fin de l’année, les premières turbines devraient fonctionner. “Il s’agit de la première phase de ce projet, le plus ambitieux au monde en termes d’énergie renouvelable”, se félicite Iberdrola Renovables, leader mondial de l’énergie renouvelable, dans un communiqué. Le parc éolien devrait fournir l’électricité d’un million de foyers, engendrant ainsi une réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre de quelque 1,25 million de tonnes, précise le groupe qui a déjà construit plusieurs parc en Europe centrale et de l’est, en Pologne, en Hongrie, en Estonie et en Bulgarie.Plusieurs compagnies s’intéressent de plus en plus aux vents roumains. A ce jour le pays dispose d’une puissance installée d’énergie éolienne de moins de 500 MW. Pourtant, les experts estiment à 14.000 MW le potentiel de la Roumanie.Le 26 mars 2011 à 15:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Stress tests nucléaires Bruxelles dément avoir conclu des accords


first_imgStress tests nucléaires : Bruxelles dément avoir conclu des accords La Commission européenne dément s’être mis d’accord avec le groupe des autorités nationales de régulation (Ensreg) concernant les tests de résistance auxquels doivent être soumis les 143 réacteurs nucléaires européens en activité. Pourtant, de leur côté, les experts indiquent dans un texte qui a été mis au point vendredi dernier qu’un accord a été conclu.   Selon le texte rédigé par les experts de l’Ensreg, les tests de résistance auxquels doivent être soumis les 143 réacteurs nucléaires européens en activité devraient démarrer le 1er juin prochain. Ils prendraient en compte les risques de tremblement de terre, d’inondation et “les conséquences de tout autre évènement” susceptible d’affecter les fonctions de sécurité des installations, à savoir les ruptures d’alimentation électrique et les erreurs de gestion.  À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéLe document que s’est procuré Le Monde indique que des “scénarios extrêmes” ont également été retenus. Les tests doivent permettre d’évaluer comment seraient assurés les contrôles de radioactivité, le refroidissement du combustible et le confinement du réacteur en cas de problème. De plus, le texte détaille les procédures et mesure à mettre en œuvre, ainsi que la manière dont ces mesures préventives et “d’atténuation” des dommages doivent être appliquées.  En principe, les rapports sur les tests  devraient être établis de façon à pouvoir être présentés au sommet européen du 9 décembre prochain. Les compte-rendus définitifs seraient rédigés pour juin 2012. Le document insiste sur le fait que les critères d’évaluation ont été élaborés par l’Association des responsables de la sûreté nucléaire d’Europe de l’Ouest (Wenra), association qui regroupe les représentants des 14 pays européens qui utilisent l’énergie nucléaire.   Toutefois, jeudi 12, le responsable chrétien démocrate allemand Gunther Oettinger avait fait publier un communiqué indiquant qu’aucun accord n’avait pu être conclu. Il annonçait que les discussions ne reprendraient qu’aujourd’hui, mercredi 18 mai, à Prague. En effet, il souhaitait que soient également pris en compte dans les tests les actes terroristes, les attaques informatiques et les chutes d’avion, éléments qui ne figurent pas dans le document de l’Ensreg. Les 25 experts ont jugé que les actes de malveillance ou le terrorisme ne relevaient pas de leur compétence et suggèrent que soit constitué un “groupe de travail spécifique” qui statuerait sur ces question. Reste à savoir si le commissaire Oettinger sera satisfait de cette issue.            Le 18 mai 2011 à 16:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Miramax lance son application Facebook de vidéo à la demande


first_imgMiramax lance son application Facebook de vidéo à la demandeAujourd’hui, le distributeur de films Miramax lance son application Facebook dédiée à la vidéo à la demande et baptisée Miramax eXperience. Pour le moment en version bêta, il propose déjà ses 20 plus gros succès mais seulement en version originale.Après Warner Bros et Universal Pictures, c’est au tour de Miramax de lancer son application Facebook dédiée à la vidéo à la demande. Baptisé Miramax eXperience, cette application n’est actuellement qu’en version d’essai mais elle propose déjà vingt des plus gros succès du distributeur américain, parmi lesquels Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Will Hunting ou encore Gangs of New York.Si la liste des films proposés devraient s’allonger prochainement, il est pour l’heure, possible de visionner chacun des vingt films contre 30 crédits Facebook, soit environ 3 euros, ou d’en voir un extrait cette fois-ci gratuitement, note Cnet france. Seul hic : les films ne sont disponibles qu’en version originale non sous-titrée et on ignore encore si Miramax compte y ajouter des sous-titres ou non. Par ailleurs, l’application du distributeur américain propose également des mini-jeux.Comme l’explique un blog du Figaro, Miramax compte déjà 50 millions d’internautes qui interagissent avec ses contenus sur Facebook. Le distributeur de film espère ainsi tripler ce nombre dans 18 mois, expliquant : “notre but ultime est de donner aux consommateurs la possibilité d’acheter des films et de les stocker ensuite dans leur propre casier numérique en ligne – pour ensuite accéder aux contenus où qu’ils soient, à travers tous les terminaux.” En effet, l’application est également accessible depuis l’iPad ou encore Google TV. Le 23 août 2011 à 20:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Android devance Apple dans le téléchargement dapplications


first_imgAndroid devance Apple dans le téléchargement d’applicationsAu second trimestre 2011, Android a dépassé iOS en matière de téléchargements d’applications mobiles. Le système d’exploitation mobile de Google a en effet atteint 44% de parts de marché, contre 31% pour celui d’Apple.Android s’est offert au second trimestre 2011 la place de leader sur le marché du téléchargement d’applications mobiles. Selon les chiffres du cabinet ABIresearch (lien non disponible), l’OS de Google a en effet atteint 44% des parts de marché, contre 31% pour celui d’Apple. Aujourd’hui, Android peut se targuer de disposer d’un catalogue de 500.000 applications, quand il en existe un peu plus de 600.000 pour iOS.À lire aussiCes deux modèles de smartphones sont maintenant interdits en France, voici pourquoiABI Research note en outre qu’il y a désormais dans le monde 2,4 utilisateurs d’Android pour un utilisateur d’iOS dans le monde. Une proportion qui devrait passer à trois pour un à l’horizon 2016. Toutefois, les adeptes des smartphones de la firme à la pomme téléchargent plus d’applications que ceux d’Android. Ils téléchargent en effet presque deux fois plus que les utilisateurs de l’OS de Google.Globalement, le marché des applications mobiles est en train d’exploser. Les analystes estiment à 29 milliards le nombre de téléchargements cette année, contre 9 milliards en 2010. Une augmentation vertigineuse qui accompagne celle des utilisateurs de smartphones, dont le nombre devrait croître de quelque 46% en 2011.Le 25 octobre 2011 à 19:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Facebook met un point dhonneur à Camera


first_imgFacebook met un point d’honneur à CameraLors d’une mise à jour, Facebook a décidé de remplacer le nom de son application Camera par Camera•.L’application Facebook, Camera change de nom et devient Camera•. Lors de la mise à jour vers la version 1.0.2, la firme a en effet décidé, certainement pour se distinguer d’autres applications, d’ajouter un point dans le nom de son application. Par ailleurs, elle offre une meilleure fiabilité pour le chargement de photo dans les albums ainsi que de meilleures performances et l’apparition d’une rubrique d’aide.Après le rachat pour un milliard de dollars de l’application d’Instagram, Facebook avait dévoilé sa propre application photo. L’application, réservée aux terminaux iOS, avait plutôt étonné, car elle ressemblait en beaucoup de points à Instagram. Facebook avait alors expliqué que le développement de Camera• était antérieur au rachat.Le 13 juin 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


La première photographie des ondes électromagnétiques


first_imgLa première photographie des ondes électromagnétiquesDes chercheurs français ont réussi à mettre au point un procédé permettant de prendre en photo les ondes électromagnétiques qui nous entourent.Les chercheurs de l’Onera ont réussi à mettre au point un système qui pourrait bien répondre à toutes les polémiques et inquiétudes qui entourent les ondes électromagnétiques. Il faut dire qu’avec la prolifération des terminaux mobile équipés de la 3G et du WiFi, des réseaux Internet à domicile ou encore des micro-ondes, ces fameuses ondes électromagnétiques sont présentes dans notre quotidien. L’Onera, centre français de recherches aérospatiales situé à Toulouse, a ainsi mis au point un moyen de les photographier, après 20 ans de recherche et 5 ans de développement explique 24 Matins.  À lire aussiiPhone 5 Sosh : la mise à jour d’iOS 6 résoudrait les problèmes de 3G Les chercheurs toulousains ont ainsi créé une nouvelle technique d’imagerie baptisée EMIR. Elle utilise la chaleur produite par les ondes pour en repérer l’intensité. Un film spécial chauffe au contact des ondes électromagnétiques et le résultat est visible grâce à une caméra infrarouge. Ce sont les zones qui s’affichent en rouge sur l’écran qui sont les plus hautes en température et donc soumises aux ondes électromagnétiques. Le principal souci pour mettre au point ce système a été de trouver le matériau adéquat pour mettre au point le fameux film, ce qui explique la longueur de cette recherche. Il fallait en effet qu’il puisse chauffer rapidement sans pour autant altérer la qualité et la netteté des images recueillies. Le rendu vidéo et la mise en 3Dpermettent en outre de vérifier la trajectoire palpable des ondes. Une découverte qui servira sans aucun doute à vérifier quelles ondes sont les plus dangereuses et ainsi d’inciter les constructeurs à les éliminer… Le 15 juillet 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


15 Unanswered Questions We Still Have About Twin Peaks


first_imgStay on target The 11 Weirdest ‘Scooby-Doo’ Guest StarsGive Some Damn Fine Gifts With This Twin Peaks Gift Guide We can’t think of a TV show that’s had a bigger gap between seasons than Twin Peaks. David Lynch’s breakthrough 1991 series brought his unique sensibility to the American airwaves and, it can be argued, changed the way dramatic television ran. While it certainly took inspiration from nighttime soaps and serial dramas, the way Twin Peaks flirted with horror, comedy, and melodrama while adopting unusual ways of establishing scenes and characters can be seen in some of today’s greatest shows.Part of the appeal of Twin Peaks was mystery, and Lynch and Frost left plenty of things up in the air throughout. We’re not expecting everything to get wrapped up in a neat little bundle like the idiotic end of Lost, but if we have a whole season to play with we’d like to see at least some of these things figured out.What Killer BOB’s Been Doing For 25 YearsThe third season is supposed to take place 25 years after the original went off the air, and the unforgettable last scene of the series – Dale Cooper returned from the Black Lodge with the spirit of BOB now riding his body like a bike – prophesied grim tidings to come. We’re going to assume that there wasn’t any kind of exorcism conducted in between and he’s been out there raising hell and murdering teenage girls this whole time. Throw in the part where Laura Palmer tells Cooper she’ll “see him in 25 years” and the stage is set for a confrontation.How Time Works In The Black LodgeIn exchange for BOB being allowed to wander the earth in Dale Cooper’s body, Coop’s essence was trapped in the Black Lodge, the mysterious extradimensional realm where spirits must pass through “on the way to perfection.” The show’s legends say that you encounter your “shadow self” there, and without courage, your soul is destroyed. It would be truly sadistic for the show to tell Cooper’s story without a hint of redemption, so we expect the man himself to bust out of the Lodge and back into his own body – or maybe somebody else’s?How It Connects To Lynch’s Other FilmsDavid Lynch has publicly stated that Twin Peaks takes place in the same fictional universe as his movies Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive. Both of those films deal with identity and transformation and share one of Lynch’s main obsessions: the externalization of emotions as physical forces and characters in the world. We’re not asking for a post-credits scene of BOB, Mr. Eddy and the goofed up burned creature behind Winkies all eating a shawarma together or anything, but it’d be neat to explore further into this idea.How Much Major Briggs KnowsOne of the most fascinating and nuanced characters in the show is Major Garland Briggs, the father of surly teen heartthrob Bobby. At first positioned as an uncaring authority figure who is clueless to the insanity going on around him, we soon learn that Briggs has some deep connections to the occult madness that has infected the town. In fact, the Secret History of Twin Peaks book reveals that he was assigned to the Air Force to be stationed there specifically to investigate the unusual goings-on in the place back in the 1970s. How much of Windom Earle’s plans and BOB’s mayhem was the Major privy to?What Happened To Audrey HorneAs played by Sherilyn Fenn, Audrey Horne was the raw libido of Twin Peaks, a predatory teenage seductress with a thing for Dale Cooper. After tying a cherry stem into a knot with her tongue, Audrey goes undercover at One-Eyed Jacks to investigate the murder of Laura Palmer and stand around in fancy lingerie. The show originally wanted to push a romance between her and Cooper, but Kyle MacLachlan shot the idea down. In the second season finale, Audrey chained herself to a bank vault to protest a forest being logged, only to presumably be killed when a bomb exploded. She’s scheduled to come back for the new season, so hopefully we’ll get closure here.How Nadine Got Superhuman StrengthI know, I know, “adrenaline,” but that doesn’t explain everything. When Nadine Hurley attempts suicide by overdosing on pills, she comes out of a coma believing that she’s eighteen again and eventually ends up going back to high school. She’s also nearly immune to pain and insanely strong. While adrenaline can certainly give you quick bursts of superhuman physical energy, it typically doesn’t last for weeks. And there was already something pretty off about Nadine even before the incident. Wendy Robie, who played Nadine, is back for the new season.Who The Father Of Lucy’s Baby IsThere was a lot going on in any given episode of Twin Peaks. One of the many subplots involved receptionist Lucy Moran’s pregnancy. While we first think Deputy Andy’s the man who made the little one, his low sperm count calls that into question and clothing salesman Dick Tremayne comes into the picture. Eventually, she makes the decision just to choose Andy as the father despite not knowing, but unanswered questions are heavy on the ground with this show, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the kid – who is now probably a grown up, terrifyingly – has some sort of role in the third season.Where James WentJames Hurley is one of the most polarizing characters on the show, a brooding bad boy second only to Bobby Briggs in obnoxiousness. And when he busts out a guitar and sings the bizarre “Just You And I” in a falsetto voice, it’s awkward as hell. But when James hopped on his motorcycle and rode out of town towards the end of the second season, the last we heard from him was a postcard from San Francisco. In that, he said he might head off to Mexico, but what kind of shenanigans could a young man with nothing to lose get up to in 25 years? And will his connection with Twin Peaks bring him back home?What Happened To Windom EarleAfter the murder of Laura Palmer was “solved,” the show had to introduce a new antagonist. It did so in the form of Windom Earle, a former FBI agent gone rogue who comes to Twin Peaks to bedevil Coop with a murderous game of chess. Earle’s endgame is to get entrance to the Black Lodge, where he thinks that he’ll be able to pierce the veil of reality and be rewarded with Agent Cooper’s soul in the bargain. BOB isn’t having any of that, though, and the last we see of Earle he’s having his head set afire by the killer. Actor Kenneth Welch isn’t on the list of people cast for the new season, but he hasn’t said he’s not on the show either, so Earle’s fate may still be up in the air.Where Josie Packard’s Spirit IsOne of the big themes of Twin Peaks is the transmigration of souls. Once you’re unmoored from your human body, you can wind up pretty much anywhere – like a log, for instance. When Josie Packard dies in the second season, a bunch of weird stuff happens – Cooper gets a vision of the Black Lodge and BOB, and when her body is found it weighs an impossible 65 pounds. Her face appears in a drawer pull at the Great Northern and then Pete says he sees her in the fireplace. One popular theory is that her spirit was pushed into the wood of the hotel. Joan Chen isn’t returning for the 2017 series, so we might not get closure on this one.What Garmonbozia Is ForIntroduced in Fire Walk With Me, the substance known as garmonbozia is one of the most perplexing elements of the show’s mythos. Manifesting visually as creamed corn, it’s a physical embodiment of pain and suffering that is consumed by BOB and other denizens of the Black Lodge. Much of their activity on this plane of existence is designed to make people produce it, and the town of Twin Peaks seems to be affected by it. We’re not looking for a midichlorians-like over-explanation of what the hell this stuff is, but it’s too tempting a plot device to be left hanging.How Many Spider Bites Leo GotTwin Peaks wasn’t much for feel-good moments, but when Leo Johnson gets tied up by Windom Earle with a cage full of tarantulas suspended over his head one of the show’s biggest dickheads finally got what was coming to him. Leo’s constant presence as a malevolent, perverted sociopath added some much-needed danger to the proceedings, and we’re sad to hear that actor Eric Da Re won’t be coming back for the third season. It’s probably fair to assume that the spiders fell sometime during those 25 years, but hopefully, we’ll get a little bit of closure so we can gloat about a bad dude coming to a bad end.How The Log Lady Talks To The DeadProbably the most iconic Twin Peaks character is Margaret Lanterman, better known as the Log Lady. The quirky widow is always toting around a chunk of wood, in which resides the spirit of her dead lumberjack husband. While the advice she gives Agent Cooper isn’t always pertinent, she’s responsible for the climax of the series when she gives him oil from Glastonbury Grove, allowing him to gain entrance to the Black Lodge. Although actress Catherine Coulson has passed away, she did film some scenes for the 2017 season, so hopefully we’ll learn more about her unusual bond.Who Diane IsAgent Cooper’s frequent tape-recorded narrations to “Diane” helped lead us through the show’s twisty plot, as he explained things for, presumably, review at FBI headquarters. But who is this Diane exactly and how much does she know. Frequent David Lynch collaborator Laura Dern is signed on for the new season of Twin Peaks, and some people are speculating that she’ll play Diane, who has come to town to hunt down Dale Cooper – or the man pretending to be him.How Annie IsThe introduction of Annie Blackburn towards the end of the series perplexed fans – a new female character comes out of nowhere and captivates Agent Cooper? To what ends? She was essentially an avatar of his lost love, Windom Earle’s wife Caroline, and when Earle kidnaps Annie to lure Cooper into the Black Lodge he trades his soul for her safety. We know she makes it out alive and is hospitalized, but the BOB-possessed Cooper’s last spoken words on the show – “How’s Annie?” – make us pretty afraid for her safety.last_img read more


Fox Still Wants to Believe The XFiles Gets an 11th Season


first_imgStay on target As long as there are mysteries left in the universe, we’ll watch Agents Mulder and Scully attempt to piece them together. Fox has ordered an 11th season of the the recently revived ’90s hit, The X-Files, Deadline reports. After last year’s six-episode event, another season was almost inevitable. Not only because it left off in a super weird, not entirely satisfying place, but because everyone involved wanted to make more. It took a ton of corporate deal-making, but it’s finally happening. The 11th season of The X-Files will premiere either late this year or early next.Fox president David Madden told Deadline “Chris [Carter’s] creativity along with the brilliant work of David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson], continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”The X-Files season 10 (Photo via FOX)Expectations are high after Mulder and Scully came back for last year’s Season 10 miniseries. Even though it had been years since we last saw the characters, it felt like they had never left. The sexual tension that enthralled ’90s audiences was still there, and the two actors somehow had more on-screen chemistry than ever before. The show was still that perfect combination of scary and silly that kept people coming back for nine seasons and a movie, to begin with. It even had a good old-fashioned monster-of-the-week episode, though it did seem odd for something like that to appear in a short miniseries. Thankfully, the 11th season will have a little bit more breathing room. It will consist of 10 episodes, rather than six.It’s only fitting that The X-Files keeps coming back. It’s never been particularly good at finales. When the show first ended back in 2002, it left a few plot threads open, and audiences still had unanswered questions. Its second movie, released in 2008, spent years in development hell and was ultimately a disappointment. As great as last year’s miniseries was, its ending was confusing and not terribly satisfying. Honestly, maybe that’s all for the best. If The X-Files keeps delivering strange, confusing cliffhanger finales, the series never has to end. 11 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows to Binge WatchThe X-Files heads to the Funko Universe in this One Shot Exclusive last_img read more


Kids Coding Tool Cubetto Returns to Kickstarter


first_imgStay on target More than any generation before them, kids these days are being raised on screens: computer, tablet, smartphone, or otherwise. But not all technology requires pixels and a plug.Primo Toys, maker of the hands-on coding game Cubetto, has returned to Kickstarter as part of the platform’s Gold program—this time with a new set of of play maps and activity books.Since launching on June 20, the company has far surpassed its $100,000 goal, netting more than $578,000 from 2,600-plus backers.With eight days left to campaign, Primo Toys still has plenty of rewards to hand out: everything from digital downloads to providing 20 Cubetto Deluxe to a charity, institution, or school of your choice.Cubetto returns with two new adventure packs (via Primo Toys)Newcomers can snag the original Cubetto Playset, with one robot and interface board, 16 coding blocks, a personalized storybook, and more, for $225; or pick up the $275 Cubetto Complete, which includes all six adventure packs.Kids ages three and up can send the smiling square on epic adventures using a board as control panel and blocks as hands-on programming language.“This Montessori meets coding,” Primo’s campaign page said.Simply write a program using forward, left, and right blocks, and watch as Cubetto happily follows your directions—exploring loops, functions, and algorithms along the way.And now, two new Kickstarter-exclusive adventure packs allow users to tell even more stories with Cubetto.Swarmy Swamp and Polar Expedition are the first two in a set of upcoming expansions (via Primo Toys)A $50 pledge gets you the first two in a series of expansions set for release throughout the year: Polar Expedition and Swarmy Swamp. Described as “a heart-thumping Arctic race” and “an airboat ride through a misty marshland,” respectively, each pack comes with its own 3-by-3-foot cloth map and storybook, featuring challenges and activities.Tack on the four classic kits—Space Odyssey (visit the International Space Station, Mars, and Jupiter), Blue Ocean (swim beneath icebergs of the North Sea), Big City (take in parks, markets, and landscapes), Ancient Egypt (unearth ancient treasures)—for an additional $50.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket last_img read more


Amazon Is Looking For A Few Good Robots To Stuff Boxes


first_img Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower Stay on target On August 2nd, Amazon will hold a job fair at two of its U.S. warehouse locations. They’re making a major push to enlist additional staff. When the dust clears, Amazon hopes to hire around 50,000 new workers.Meanwhile, they’re also gearing up for a future where those new workers have been replaced by robots. Today marks the start of this year’s Amazon Robotics Challenge. Sixteen teams have headed to Japan where they’ll be competing for a cool quarter million dollars in prize money.Bots that can handle picking duties would allow Amazon to fully automate warehouse operations. They’ve already got wheeled units that can autonomously re-arrange warehouse shelving to help humans efficiently fill orders. They’ve been doing all kinds of work on the drone delivery front.Challenge participants are being asked to create robots that can tackle a set of assigned tasks — tasks that closely mimic those a bot might face in one of Amazon’s actual warehouses.In one scenario, for example, they will be presented with an assortment of items like a roll of duct tape, mouse traps, a toilet brush, a pack of pens, ice cube trays, scissors, and a sack of epsom salts. Robots will have to rearrange them into Amazon’s preferred layout.Another simulates picking an actual Amazon customer’s order. From a similar shelf with a similar spread of goods, the robots will need to select only specific items and place them into a box.Amazon’s plan isn’t necessarily to take the winning robot, turn it into a prototype and start field testing it immediately. They are, however, on the lookout for new approaches and (perhaps more importantly) new talent. Bloomberg reports that most of the teams are made up of grad students and academics, some of whom would no doubt be interested in a job offer.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our surveylast_img read more


Get Personalized Podcast Recommendations from Pandora


first_img Podcasts Are TV Shows Now With ‘Limetown’ Trailer‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe Streaming music provider Pandora is now doling out personalized podcast recommendations.The Internet radio firm today introduced the Podcast Genome Project—a cataloging system and discovery algorithm that combines technology and human curation to deliver new content.“It might feel like podcasts are ubiquitous, but 83 percent of Americans aren’t yet listening to podcasts on a weekly basis, and a majority of them report that’s because they simply don’t know where to start,” Pandora CEO Roger Lynch said in a statement.“Making podcasts—both individual episodes and series—easy to discover and simple to experience,” he continued, “is how we plan to greatly grow podcast listening while simultaneously creating new and more sustainable ways to monetize them.”The Podcast Genome Project evaluates content based on 1,500-plus attributes (MPAA ratings, timely and evergreen topics, production style, content type, host profile, etc.) and recommends the right netcasts to the right listeners at the right time.Users signal their enjoyment (or lack thereof) via thumbs, skips, and replays.At the heart of Pandora is the Music Genome Project, described by the firm as “the most sophisticated taxonomy of music information ever collected.”Each song in the system is analyzed using up to 400 distinct musical characteristics; Pandora recognizes and responds to individual’s tastes, giving users a personalized radio experience.Similarly, the new podcast program combines machine learning algorithms, natural language processing, and collaborative filtering methods with an expert in-house curation team.“The Podcast Genome Project’s unique episode-level understanding of content knows exactly what podcast you’ll want to discover next,” according to Chief Product Officer Chris Phillips. “And will serve it up through a seamless in-product experience that is uniquely personalized to each listener and will continue to grow with their tastes over time.”Beta access is now rolling out to select listeners on mobile devices. Those interested in early access can sign up online; keep an eye out for general availability in the coming weeks.At launch, Pandora has partnered with publishers Gimlet, NPR, Slate, The New York Times, The Ringer, and WNYC Studios, among others. It will also continue to feature existing podcasts including “Serial,” “This American Life,” and Pandora’s original “Questlove Supreme.”More podcast coverage on Geek.com:Hey Siri, Tell Me the News: Apple Expands Podcast-Playing FunctionNew Original Spotify Podcasts Focus on Music in CultureGo to Mars With NASA’s New ‘On a Mission’ Podcast Series Stay on targetlast_img read more


Ric Flair comments on RAW promo with Charlotte and Paige


first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter During episode 29 of his “WOOOOO! Nation” podcast this week, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair addressed the controversy with the use of his late son Reid Flair in a promo that aired Monday night on RAW involving his daughter WWE Divas Champion Charlotte and Paige. Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Source: Play.itRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 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 WhatsApp “Here’s the problem. I obviously have an opinion, but I’m afraid to voice it because I don’t want anything to affect Ashley’s career. I will just say that I know that Hunter and Stephanie and Michael Hayes have her back. I don’t think she feels like she’s comfortable enough to say no to anything yet. She’s only been up there three months. It’s a pressure cooker and a tough spot to be in. Even though she’s the champion, it doesn’t mean she goes, ‘Hey, this is what I wanna do and what I’m not gonna do.’ I think if you’re asked to do something, that’s pretty much the way things operate up there. I just spent 10 days in Europe with the RAW group and I just think that they, you know, everybody walks on pins and needles. Just because you’re the champion doesn’t mean you have the right to say no. If somebody writes it down, you know, one person approves everything. Does that make sense? I really don’t have an opinion. I was very sensitive to it obviously. It’s just a very sensitive issue and it’s still very new. I know her mom is on fire.” Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Charlotte Flair Videos Articles Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Flair was also asked if he was given a heads up about what would be said in the promo adding, “I never heard a word about it. I started crying while I was watching. Nobody called me and nobody has called me today. That would indicate that they just assume that was good.” Pinterest New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlottelast_img read more


Predictions for WWE Royal Rumble 2018: First ever Women’s Rumble, Two big title matches


first_img WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever January 28, 2018 at 5:10 pm Most of the girls can’t even go over the top rope, this is going to be the lamest Rumble ever, go support your local independent league! Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Facebook daryl joe WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Predictions January 28, 2018 By: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.comThe Royal Rumble has always been one of my favorite events of the year. I love the history of it, the action, the surprises, and the ramifications of it. This will be my second time attending the event. I’m just as excited as the first time.This will definitely be a longer show than the last one I went to in 2015 and that could be a drag. I’ve been to a lot of long PPV events WWE has put out over the past year and it’s hard to stay excited through it all. There will inevitably be a lull in the crowd.Last time I went, they also didn’t have to match up against the NXT show. I was at that event last night. I think it’ll be tough for the main roster to live up to that given all their restrictions. Still, I expect it to be a good night.Here are my predictions for it.The 2018 30-Woman Royal Rumble MatchConfirmed entrants include: Naomi, Asuka, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Carmella, Tamina, Lana, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Becky Lynch, Alicia Fox, Dana BrookeThere sure are a lot of open spots in this match for some legends to return in this. There just simply aren’t enough women on the roster to fill up these spots. I’d expect to see an NXT call up or two. After seeing her in action last night, I’d love to see Shayna Baszler get a shot in the match. Maybe Asuka could eliminate her and jumpstart a feud that will take place down the line? I fully expect one or both of the Bella Twins to be in it, as well as Lita and Trish Stratus. I don’t really have high expectations for this match. I don’t think two Royal Rumbles going about an hour or so each on one card is a good idea. I know they want everything having equality (they sure do break their own arms patting themselves on the back over this, despite being behind the times for a woefully long time), but couldn’t they do one minute between entrants than the regular two? Anyway, I think Asuka is a slam dunk to win this match and probably eliminates Nia Jax last.Prediction: AsukaSmackdown Tag Team Championships – Best 2 out of 3 Falls Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin vs. The Usos (c’s)I’m on the same boat Adam Martin is. I didn’t think anything of the pairing of Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin when they first started, but boy did they win me over. They are such a fun team to watch. Crisp action, entertaining antics, goofy personas – it’s awesome. The Usos have had a great run, but I think they have to give the titles to the hot hand right now. It has nothing to do with Jey Uso being arrested. I’ve got to go with Gable and Benjamin here.Prediction: Chad Gable and Shelton BenjaminRAW Tag Team Championships Match The Bar vs. Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan (c’s)Honestly, I’ve seen some iteration of this match-up way too many times in the last half year to even really care about this match. Seth Rollins has gone against The Bar in some form almost every week since early August. I saw him and Ambrose against them at SummerSlam. Now I have to see him and Jason Jordan against them. Granted, the addition of Jordan does make this feel fresh. Jordan has also been magnificent with his borderline heel persona. I see Rollins and Jordan retaining the titles here and hopefully moving on to a new team or breaking up soon. I’m so beyond tired of seeing Rollins against The Bar.Prediction: Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan retainWWE Championship – 2 on 1 Handicap Match Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. AJ Styles (c)This looks like it could be a fun match on paper. The antics of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have been a lot of fun to watch. I’m sure their “friendship” will come to an end at times in this match when they fight to see who will pick up the actual pin. I’ve seen a commercial where they were kind of going back and forth with that, but on TV they’re apparently going to be co-champions. I don’t see any scenario where AJ Styles loses this match. Styles is the MVP of WWE and should go into WrestleMania as the champion.Prediction: AJ Styles retainsWWE Universal Championship – Triple Threat Match Braun Strowman vs. Kane vs. Brock Lesnar (c)I’ve loved the build for this match the last few weeks and how much of a monster they’ve made Braun Strowman look. Strowman has looked amazing in the build for this. They probably did that to keep him looking strong because there is no way he’s winning tonight. Kane is there to take the pin to protect Strowman. Lesnar will take a beating, but in the end he will undoubtedly prevail.Prediction: Brock Lesnar retainsThe 2018 30-Man Royal Rumble MatchConfirmed entrants include: John Cena, Finn Bálor, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Elias, Baron Corbin, “Woken” Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Aiden English, Rusev, Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews, The Miz, Tye Dillinger, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Roman ReignsThe Royal Rumble match is back in Philadelphia. I was at the last one when Roman Reigns won, and it was an ugly scene. I understand Reigns is the favorite again to win the match. I think differently, though. I think a Smackdown star should win because Smackdown lost the Survivor Series match and needs a moment for the brand to shine on a big show to maybe draw some more people in to watching it. There is also one match-up that I know a lot of people want to see that is WrestleMania worthy: Styles vs. Nakamura. I think it’s going to be an all Japan sweep of the Rumble tonight. If anyone in Philly complains about that outcome if it happens, then there truly is no pleasing wrestling fans. Reigns can win an opportunity in the Elimination Chamber to go to WrestleMania to inevitably face Brock Lesnar.As for legends, after seeing the state of so many of them on RAW 25, I doubt there will be many, if any, coming in. I could see Jeff Hardy coming back. I even heard a wild rumor of Wade Barrett making a comeback. I don’t think there will be any huge names entering other than that. I highly doubt The Undertaker would show up, but you never know. It should be a fun match regardless, but I have a feeling the heat will be hurt by the first Royal Rumble and the length of this show in general.Prediction: Shinsuke NakamuraI used to do these predictions pieces quite frequently and consistently from mid-2014 to early-2016, so I was able to find what my record was on predictions throughout.It’s not a bad record!All-time Predictions Record: 97-45 (.683)Well, those are my predictions for the show. Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know!E-Mail – MikeyT817@gmail.comTwitter – @MikeTedescoWVCheck back on Wrestleview.com starting at 7 PM EST for a tremendous live recap of the show provided by our Editor in Chief, the great Adam Martin.Also check out @wrestleview for photos from the event as I will be attending!Thanks for reading and enjoy the WWE Royal Rumble!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 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 January 28, 2018 at 7:08 pm I agree with alll but The smackdown tag titles. Videos Articles andrae123 Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte January 28, 2018 at 2:41 pm The Miz Now Playing Up Next January 28, 2018 at 6:07 pm Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Twitter No way Nakumura wins the RR- the RR will be won by someone who would be a great PPV draw or it will be won by a major star we weren’t expecting. Who knows perhaps Daniel Bryan has been secretly cleared to compete and he will be the big “suprise” of the night. I find it might interesting that he’s been on tv recently and perhaps WWE has been hiding the fact that he’s been medically cleared to return. Triple H January 28, 2018 at 4:12 pm I hope that Asuka and Nakamura win their respective Rumbles. If anything, though, while I like the idea of Nia Jax as the runner up, she really shouldn’t win. 11 COMMENTS Rob Giles Videos Articles Anonymous Videos Articles asuka of course but hhh and braun straumen involved in rumble and hhh on is side Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte January 28, 2018 at 5:43 pm WWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019 I would love for a NXT guy to win it and challenge Almos. Total curve ball. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns January 28, 2018 at 2:06 pm Now Playing Up Next Brad Bonesteel Jeffery Adam Phillips Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Don’t be surprised to see Bobby Lashley or Daniel Bryan in the Rumble, James Storm be the US Open challenge opponent, or a Diva legend win the Women’s Rumble January 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm Marvin Washington burton31cat My one prediction: We see the beginnings of a feud between the two groups of Four Horsewomen, ending with a Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey match at ‘Mania for the strap (maybe in a lumberjill match with each faction at ringside). Shayna Baszler will debut at the Rumble, and start a feud with someone like Bayley, and we will get a slow build of faction vs faction moving forward. Small chance we could even see Rousey tonight, but unlikely. January 28, 2018 at 2:07 pm January 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch This years RR is so predictable. We pretty much know who is going to win the title. When Nakamura wins the the rumble it is pretty much a guarantee that he will face AJ for the title at WM. When Asuka wins it is going to be her vs. Charlotte. As well as the rest of the matches, to me it’s not going to be a surprise. WWE creative really needs to think OUTSIDE the box I believe or Trips needs to change the landscape. I want to be surprised not knowing what the outcome is before it happens. My bad for rambling. Christopher Ellis NupeNDallas The women’s Rumble match will be horrid. I hope they have some decent surprise entrants that actually know how to work (Serena Deeb, Victoria, Gail Kim).As for the men’s Rumble match: who really cares. They always go with a “big name” because he has to go to Wrestlemania, so its always predictable. Make it realistic and have a lower card talent win it for a change, like one of the Ascension guys. Ah well. I’ll read the spoilers results in a few hours. There’s no way I’m wasting my time watching this shit. Hotrod Now Playing Up Next January 28, 2018 at 2:17 pm Xavier Woods I was disgusted by the survivor series results.. not even one unexpected result and the entire smackdown division looked like chumps, which they were! Please let there be surprises.. I don’t give a damn if Roman become the face or ass of the company.. I would give anything to watch rusev win the Royal rumble and face lesnar and defeat the shit out of lesnar. Or if Bobby lashley enters the Royal rumble win it and face lesnar.. Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Google+last_img read more


NXT UK Highlights: Moustache Mountain headlines, WALTER debuts, Drake and Gibson


first_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Facebook Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Pinterest Twitter WWE uploaded this NXT UK highlight following yesterday’s episode on the WWE Network.last_img


Fishing report 4/6


first_imgSpring chinook fishing has improved markedly with the slight drop in Columbia River streamflow, giving a glimmer of hope to anglers in these final four days of the early portion of the season.Angling is closed beginning Tuesday downstream of Bonneville Dam. State officials might meet on Wednesday to review the run and sport catches.On Wednesday, the catch was close to a spring chinook per boat at Cathlamet.The indicators are mixed regarding spring chinook.The Bonneville Dam count through Monday was 22 salmon, a record low. The old low was 25 through April 3, 1949.Average streamflow on Tuesday was 445,300 cubic feet per second. The flow never has been more than 400,000 cubic feet per second on an April 3 since at least 1950.Yet, test fishing on Sunday with 4.25-inch-mesh tangle nets in the Wahkiakum and Cowlitz county stretches of the lower Columbia had good results. In 17 drifts, the nets caught 102 chinook and eight steelhead. Seventy-two percent of the chinook were destined for upstream of Bonneville Dam and 91 percent were fin-clipped.Through Sunday, the year-to-date numbers for the lower Columbia were 10,578 angler trips with 46 lower river spring chinook and 36 upper Columbia-Snake origin salmon. The early-season allocation is 6,905 upper Columbia-Snake chinook.last_img read more