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Biden calls out for late Rep. Jackie Walorski at White House hunger event

President Joe Biden mistakenly called out for the late Rep. Jackie Walorski, the Indiana Republican who died in a car crash in August, while giving opening remarks at a White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health. Walorski was one of four cosponsors on a bill to fund the conference and had been an advocate for reducing hunger in America. "Jackie, are you here? Where's Jackie," he said looking out into the audience on Wednesday morning. "She was going to be here." In August, Biden and first lady Jill Biden issued a statement extending their condolences following Walorski's passing. "I appreciated her partnership as we plan for a historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health this fall that will be marked by her deep care for the needs of rural Americ...
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Paramore Announce New Album ‘This Is Why,’ Unveil Title Track

It’s been five years since Paramore released music together as a group, but that all changes now. The trio, consisting of Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York, returned from their hiatus on Wednesday (Sept. 28) to unveil a new song, “This is Why” along with a Brendan Yates-directed music video. “This is why I don’t leave the house / You say the coast is clear / But you won’t catch me out / Oh, why? / This is why,” Williams sings in the upbeat chorus. The new single serves as the title track to the band’s upcoming sixth studio album, This Is Why, set for release on February 10, 2023, via Atlantic Records. “’This Is Why’ was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor convinced Zac and I both that we should work on this ...
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Rangers Women in devastating Champions League defeat in Benfica penalty drama

Rangers Women suffered an agonising extra-time defeat in Benfica as their Champions League dreams ended in Portugal. It was a difficult, frustrating evening which ultimately ended in devastation after late penalty drama clouded what was a terrific away performance from the Women at Benfica Campus. The first-leg ended in a narrow defeat for the Blue Belles as their opponents snuck a 3-2 victory to take home this evening. It was a result which perhaps provided false confidence to the Portuguese. Gers started slowly with their hosts dominating possession as well as opportunities but Kayla McCoy had a chance after 15 minutes but couldn't convert. It was a similar story for most of the night before 16-year-old sub Emma Watson fired the game into extra-time with a touch from a corner to...
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Kim Mulkey is incapable of basic human empathy

Kim Mulkey’s modus operandi is to be loud and wrong, so it was pretty telling when on Monday she declined to show the minimum level of support for Brittney Griner. The old axiom, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” applies to college basketball’s Lord Palpatine, whose basic instinct is to act with malice. The bar was on the floor when Mulkey was asked by Lafayette Daily Advertiser reporter Cory Diaz if she had any thoughts on Griner’s detainment and sentencing in Russia, an issue Mulkey has not yet commented on despite coaching Griner in college. Mulkey responded dismissively, “And you won’t.” Mulkey’s silence speaks volumes. After months to mull her thoughts over, she still tripped over it and cracked her skull. For four years, Griner and Mulkey had ...
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MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR FSLTL FREE AI TRAFFIC ADD-ON, RELEASED VIA FLYBYWIRE. AIRBUS H135 IS GIVING DEV UPDATE & SCREENSSHOTS ON THE FLIGHT

Today third-party developers shared some juicy news about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, specifically on the Freeware side. FSLTL is now working really hard so it can deliver an easy-to-install AI traffic solution for Microsoft Flight Simulator. You can buy that at the official website and it’s downloadable on the popular FlyByWire env. The launch trailer helps you read the main features promised by the add-on below. Live flights in MSFS: MSFS operates on self-served Internet IFR/VFR-based exchanges and a stock ATC interaction with real-world data on real-time flight data to improve your simulator flight experience. Easy maintenance: Fast setup and a minimum of time is the goal of FSLTL. Install simple, the real-world installer downloads and installs all necessary aircraf...
Sci/Tech

How to Complete and Earn All Rewards in Fortnite Paradise Discord Quest

Fortnite has launched a new set of quests that can only be completed in Discord. Though the rewwards for completing the Fortnite Paradise Discord quest aren’t as cool as the best Fortnite Halloween skins, they are pretty sweet and worth getting. Here is how to complete the Discord quest in Fortnite. How to Complete the Fortnite Paradise Discord Quest In order to complete the Fortnite Paradise Discord quest, you need to join the Fortnite Discord. There are multiple Discord servers to accommodate multiple languages, so choose your language and hop in. The Fortnite Paradise Discord quest ends on October 2, 2022, at 6:00 pm ET, so be sure to complete your tasks before then. Once you are in the Fortnite Discord, you’ll need to agree to all of the rules, terms, and conditions. After you’v...
Entertainment

UK 30-year yields hit highest since 2002, extending post-tax cuts surge

Yields on British government debt surged to new multi-year highs on Tuesday, led by 20 and 30-year bonds, adding to their steep climb since finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced sweeping tax cuts last week. Thirty-year gilt yields soared to their highest since 2002, ending the session a whisker below 5%, roughly double their level in August and up by almost half a percentage point on Tuesday alone. Yields on 20-year gilts were up by 35 basis points while the 10-year gilt extended its climb and remained on course for its biggest rise in any month since at least 1957. Returns demanded by investors from holding government bonds in many rich economies have risen swiftly in recent weeks on worries about surging inflation. But the jump has been particularly sharp in Britain where...
Tiny Keyboard Transforms Smartwatch Into a Desktop PC
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Tiny Keyboard Transforms Smartwatch Into a Desktop PC

Have you ever wished your smartwatch was more of a computer and less of a fashion item? Have you ever felt the need to type on keys that are surely too small for normal human fingers to use? The dream of the 1980s was a computer the size of a watch, and in the 21st century we are gifted with this and more. Chinese company Lilygo, whose products we’ve featured before, harks back to the 1980s aesthetic with this tiny Bluetooth keyboard, as spotted by CNX Software. It's cute, but the amount of actual use you can get out of it is questionable. And sadly, you'll require a specific smartwatch, so there's no turning your Apple Watch into a productivity machine this time. The Watch-Keyboard-C3, as it's snappily known, connects to an ESP-32 C3 microcontroller and a LilyGo T-watch. The watch is i...
Scientists Build Biodegradable Shoes That Sea Creatures Can Eat
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Scientists Build Biodegradable Shoes That Sea Creatures Can Eat

Scientists have developed shoes that biodegrade in seawater enough for sea creatures to eat them. They say that the replacement for plastic could tackle pollution plaguing the world's oceans by degrading enough to become consumed by sea life. Footwear is an important focus point—shoes make up a huge percentage of plastic waste in the world's waters and landfills, and plastic-based flip-flops are the world's most popular shoe. Currently, plastic polluting our seas never degrade and instead breaks up into smaller particles until they become microplastics that live on for centuries. But an interdisciplinary team at the University of California San Diego has created materials that start to degrade after just four weeks. "No single discipline can address these universal environmental p...
Brother accused of shooting, killing decorated Detroit boxer
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Brother accused of shooting, killing decorated Detroit boxer

The search continues for a man accused in the shooting death of his own brother. It happened Monday night at a home on Stout St. on Detroit's west side. The victim, Isiah Jones, was a decorated local boxer whose trainer was trying to get him to leave the city because of family drama. Jones was a 2016 Golden Glove recipient and was a born fighter. Neighbors say after the shooting, his brother took off. "I instantly broke down in tears and was hurt," Isiah's trainer, Roshawn Jones, said. Roshawn says he was trying to convince the 28-year-old boxer to train in Toledo and leave the city and the drama for a month. "I was trying to get him for the last 30 days to come down to the gym and start training at the gym so he could isolate himself from his friends and that type of negati...