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Sunday Science: Rare Comet

A Look Ahead: 10/19/14A Look Ahead: 10/19/14Updated: Sunday, October 19 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-10-19 14:04:28 GMTIt's time now for a look ahead at some of the stories we'll be watching this coming week.It's time now for a look ahead at some of the stories we'll be watching this coming week.Ben & Jerry's will not change controversial ice cream nameBen & Jerry's will not change controversial ice cream nameUpdated: Sunday, October 19 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-10-19 13:55:28 GMTBen Jerry's will not be changing the name of one of its flavors that stirred up controversy.Ben Jerry's will not be changing the name of one of its flavors that stirred up controversy.Updated: Sunday, October 19 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-10-19 13:47:10 GMTSunday, Mars is going to have a close brush with a rare comet -- so close it may put orbiting satellites at risk. It may be the only time we ever see this comet, so Cat Viglienzoni spoke to NASA researchers about what they're hoping to learn.Sunday, Mars is going to have a close brush with a rare comet -- so close it may put orbiting satellites at risk. It may be the only time we ever see this comet, so Cat Viglienzoni spoke to NASA researchers about what they're hoping to learn.Celebrating Volunteers: Wheels for WarmthCelebrating Volunteers: Wheels for WarmthUpdated: Sunday, October 19 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-10-19 13:46:05 GMTNext weekend, families looking for a set of winter tires at a discount will be heading to Montpelier for the annual Wheels for Warmth s...  

Trine Series Has Sold Over 7 Million Copies Worldwide

Finnish game developer Frozenbyte has announced that its Trine series has sold over seven million copies worldwide. A press release by the company also states: The Trine series has been released on a total of eight platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, the Wii U system from Nintendo, Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. This vast selection has been made possible by Frozenbyte’s flexible inhouse engine and development tools. Earlier this year, Trine Enchanted Edition was announced for the PS4 and Wii U. Frozenbyte CEO Lauri Hyvärinen said that the company had “heard a lot of requests for Trine from console owners,” and that it was happy to announce the Enchanted Edition for the PS4 and Wii U.  Have you played any of the Trine games yet? [Source: Frozenbyte] ...  

A Pill Could Help Alcoholics, and Let Them Drink in Moderation

At most, 300,000 take medication. There are many compelling reasons to increase treatment rates: Immoderate drinking contributes to increased risk of liver disease, cancer and chronic inflammation. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report ...  

​Almanac: Auguste Lumiere, father of cinema

Auguste Lumiere. Institut Lumiere And now a page from our "Sunday Morning" Almanac: October 19, 1862, 152 years ago today . . . the debut of a future film-making pioneer.For that was the day Auguste Lumiere was born in a small town in France.Together with his younger brother, Louis, Auguste Lumiere improved on Thomas Edison's early projector, making it possible for more than one person at a time to watch a movie. Their first exhibition in late December 1895 featured 10 short films, beginning with a shot of workers leaving the Lumiere factory . . . cutting-edge cinema for its time, believe it or not.In 1897, they startled audiences with this sequence of a train arriving in a station . . . realistic enough that some easily-panicked viewers reportedly headed for the exits.More shocking still that year was this sequence of a dancing skeleton. Scary stuff, no bones about it.Other films would follow, though in 1910, Auguste Lumiere left the movie business, and devoted the rest of his life to medical research. He died in 1954 at the age of 91, but his early film-making efforts are still remembered by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.For more info: Institut Lumiere, Lyon, France © 2014 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. ...  

Liverpool FC anthem You'll Never Walk Alone used in a political dispute in ...

A banner bearing the anthem’s famous words could be seen during a demonstration Liverpool FC anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone used in a political dispute in Hong Kong Liverpool FC anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone’ has been used during a political dispute in Hong Kong. Both sides have referred to the song’s lyrics in the middle of a disagreement over the level of democracy in the country. A banner bearing the anthem’s famous words could be seen during a demonstration this week being held by protesters who are calling for changes in the city’s political system.   The song has also been used during the unrest by politician Tam Yiu-chung as words of encouragement to Hong Kong’s police force. This has prompted criticism on the “Liverpool FC Supporters Hong Kong” Facebook page who felt it was an inappropriate use of the anthem. Riot police and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have been clashing in recent days with dozens of arrests. Protesters are pressing for a greater say in choosing the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s leader in an inaugural direct election, promised for 2017. Students and activists oppose Beijing’s ruling that a committee stacked with pro-Beijing elites should screen candidates in the election. That effectively means that Beijing can vet candidates before they go to a public vote. comments powered by ...  

McFeatters: Midterm political ads put Truth-o-meter to test

There is so little interest in the upcoming midterm elections, when 36 governors, all of the House and one-third of the Senate will be elected, that a lot of people may be surprised that somebody named Ebola is not on the ballot.That's about all the media have focused on this autumn.It's hard to blame voters for their ennui. The campaign ads are so negative — the most negative crop in recent years, according to those who track this — and off the point, one has to send little children out of the room. "Daddy! Daddy! What's castrating hogs mean?" Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican who wants to be in the Senate, is responsible for that one. She wants to go to Washington to make the big spenders "squeal."And then there are the famous "Say Yes to the Dress" copycat ads, where a bride-to-be wants the "modern" Rick Scott gown, referring to the Republican who wants to be re-elected Florida's governor, while her "old-fashioned" mother insists on the Charlie Crist dress, a frumpy, over-frilled frock supposed to represent the Democrat seeking the governor's job. Declares the classically awful mom: "It's expensive and a little outdated, but I know best."Really, folks, some Republicans have a strange sense of humor. And a strange view of women. The ads are supposed to be a clever strategy to win women's votes. The GOP was so proud of this ad, it created nearly half a dozen just like it. Same ad, just change the names of the candidates in other states.The mothers I know are not a...  

Strictly Business: 'Earning' a place in the media

Gordon Oliver, Columbian's business editorI was the only man in the room last Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Clark County. I had no complaints, but I had to wonder what advice about the news business I could offer these hardworking women whose business ventures ranged from tatoo artist to real estate broker.I was part of a media panel with Cindy Johnson of the Vancouver Business Journal and Dawn Feldhaus of the Camas-Washougal Post-Record. Moderator Chandra Chase of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce posed three questions, which I paraphrase: What are tips for getting what she called "earned media" — an article in the newspaper? What mistakes do women entrepreneurs make in trying to get coverage about their businesses? And how has the Internet changed what stories get covered?Straightforward questions, with not-so-simple answers. The news business is hot and cold — some days are stuffed with news, while on others we worry about how to fill all the white space on a page. So the threshhold for breaking into print (and columbian.com) varies from one day to the next. No surprise. It's not that we don't have standards — plenty of suggested stories are too small, too insignificant, or too irrelevant to make the cut even on the slowest of days. But between that low place and the obvious news stories lie plenty of gray areas requiring day-to-day decisions.Before discussing mistakes in pitching stories, I offer m...  

Trahern Gallery to host “Third World America”

The Trahern Gallery, located on Austin Peay State University Campus, will be hosing a BFA show featuring “Third World America” from designer Stephanie Camfield. Camfield’s Third World America features posters and photographs that examine concerns in the United States and raise awareness of some issues Americans currently face. The show will open on November 3 and will end with a closing reception from 5-8 p.m. on November 6 at Austin Peay 108 Trahern Gallery. During her show, Camfield will be raising money by selling t-shirts for various charities. Camfield believes that everyone can make a difference, no matter how big or small. “It isn’t just one person’s responsibility, its everyones civic duty to enact change,” she said. “Our world is a place of destruction and our country should be our top priority. This project is dedicated to shedding light on issues and solutions in America.” Camfield traveled to Detroit for much of her inspiration and has additionally interviewed individuals that are mentally ill or homeless. She hopes her research will continue to grow as she travels to more areas to collect photographs and information regarding issues in America. The Trahern Building is located on 8th Street, near the intersection of Jackson Alley. Parking is located behind the building, off Jackson Alley or in the 8th St. parking lot located across 8th St. from the Trahern building. ...  

Bravo says team deserve credit

Claudio Bravo continues to keep the Barça net under lock and key, extending his record shut out streak in La Liga to 720 minutes. After Saturday evening's victory over Eibar, Bravo was a guest on Barça TV's "El Marcador," where he talked about the ...  

Can Israel Still Count on America at UN Security Council?

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has been loudly threatening to unilaterally petition the international community to recognize the State of Palestine and force an Israeli withdrawal, and upcoming changes on the UN Security Council might afford him the best opportunity in decades to do so. Abbas wants the United Nations to officially recognize Palestinian sovereignty and independence outside the framework of a bilateral peace agreement with Israel, which looks to be increasingly out of reach. He also wants the UN Security Council, the only UN body able to pass legally-binding decisions, to set a firm date for an Israeli withdrawal from all of Judea, Samaria and the eastern half of Jerusalem. Until now, getting the Security Council to make such far-reaching moves has been virtually impossible. Of the five permanent council members, only Russia and China could be counted upon to support the Palestinian motion, and only to embarrass the Americans, who could traditionally be counted upon to veto any such proposal. But now, Israeli analysts aren’t so sure Washington would have the Jewish state’s back. In January, the Security Council will be joined by five new non-permanent members - New Zealand, Spain, Angola, Malaysia and Venezuela. Of those, Malaysia and Venezuela would almost certainly support the Palestinian motion, and news over the weekend was that Spain had been successfully lobbied to do the same if and when the time comes. New Zealand and Angola remained und...  


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