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In Just Cause, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez – a specialist in regime change. The island of San Esperito is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it’s your job to negate the threat to world peace. This little tropical paradise is about to implode as various factions vie for power. Play the island’s factions off against one another; incite a rebellion among the masses; or build alliances with rebel forces and drug cartels. Explore over 250,000 acres of mountains, jungles, beac
Sadly, America lost a big-voiced original pitchman this past weekend when Billy Mays passed away. Now it has been revealed that heart disease was the culprit. Not OxyClean, not payday loans or fast cash and definitely not foul play.
Michael Muskal reports for the Los Angeles Times that the man who “elevated the art of the television sales spiel to a fevered pitch,” died due to hypertensive heart disease.Â It was a heart attack, Hillsborough County, Florida Medical Examiner Vernard Adams determined.
The preliminary results of Billy Mays’ autopsy indicate that hypertensive heart disease symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, bloating and difficulty sleeping flat in his bed could have all been likely signs that something was going wrong. Remember, however, that the results so far are only preliminary. Much like in the autopsy of Michael Jackson (where results were leaked), the final results will take a few weeks. So we won’t know for sure exactly what it was that killed Billy Mays, although the preliminary findings may very well be accurate. Toxicology and tissue tests results will be analyzed in due time, once the results are clear.
To recap,Mays, 50, was found in his Tampa home on Sunday morning. He had just returned to Florida on a commercial flight after filming an OxyClean commercial in Philadelphia, Pa. His flight did have a rough landing that could have given him a fright, as a tire on the landing gear burst. The impact caused Mays to bump his head during the rocky touchdown on the runway.
After close inspection during the autopsy, Adams ruled out any type of head injury, either external or internal. So it is unlikely that such a thing could have played a role in Mays’ death. However, final results are pending.
What the preliminary autopsy did show is that Billy Mays’ heart was heavier than normal. The reason for this as Adams puts it is that his left ventricle had enlarged. According to the coroner, this is a possible symptom of hypertensive heart disease.
Post autopsy, Adams indicated thatÂ authorities had ruled out the possible abuse of prescription drugs. It is known that Mays was using prescription painkillers Tramadol and hydrocodone for hip pain, but pill counts showed that he’d taken the amount he was supposed to have taken. The hip pain is related to the fact that Mays has apparently had enough hip trouble to warrant hip replacement in the past. He was even scheduled for another hip replacement surgery, according to family.
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The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.
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Tombstone is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then the Arizona Territory. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 1,569.
In the summer of 1877 prospector Ed Schieffelin was working the hills east of the San Pedro River in the southeast portion of the Arizona Territory, when he came across a vein of very rich silver ore in a high plateau called Goose Flats. When Schieffelin filed his mining claim he named it "The Tombstone", after a warning given him by a passing soldier. While telling the soldier about his rock collecting experiences, the soldier told him that the only rock he was likely to collect among the waterless hills and warring Apaches of the area would be his own tombstone.
The town of Tombstone was founded in 1879, taking its name from the mining claim, and soon became a boomtown. Fueled by mineral wealth, Tombstone was a city of 1000 by the beginning of 1881, and within another year Tombstone had become the seat of a new county (Cochise County) with a population between 5,000 and 15,000, and services including refrigeration (with ice cream and later even ice skating), running water, telegraph and limited telephone service. Capitalists and businessmen moved in from the eastern U.S. Mining was carried out by immigrants from Europe, chiefly Ireland and Germany. An extensive service industry (laundry, construction, restaurants, hotels, etc.) was provided by Chinese and other immigrants.
Without railroad access the increasingly sophisticated Tombstone was relatively isolated, deep in a Federal territory that was largely unpopulated desert and wilderness. Tombstone and its surrounding countryside also became known as one of the deadliest regions in the West. Uncivilized southern gangs from the surrounding countryside, known as "cow-boys", were at odds with the northern capitalists and immigrant miners who ran the city and mines. On October 26, 1881 this situation famously exploded in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, leading to a continued family and political feud that resulted in multiple deaths.
On December 25, 1881 the Bird Cage Theater opened, and in 1882 the New York Times reported that "the Bird Cage Theatre is the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast."
After the mid-1880s, when the silver mines had been tapped out, the main pump failed, causing many mines to be flooded with deep groundwater, and Tombstone declined rapidly. The U.S. census found it had fewer than 1900 residents in 1890, and fewer than 700 residents in 1900.
The 1900 census was a minimum, however, and Tombstone was saved from becoming a ghost town after the decline of silver mining, partly by its status as the Cochise County seat. Even the county seat was later moved by popular vote to nearby Bisbee in 1929. However, the classic Cochise County Courthouse and adjacent gallows yard in Tombstone is preserved as a museum.
Tombstone is home to perhaps the most famous graveyard of the Old West, Boot Hill. Buried at the site are various victims of violence and disease in Tombstone’s early years, including those from the O.K. Corral. Boot Hill (also known as the old city cemetery) was also the destination for bad-men and those lynched or legally hanged in Tombstone. Admission to this historic site is free and donations are accepted.
The lot in which the historic gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurred in 1881 is also preserved, but this has been walled off, and admission is charged. However, since much of this streetfight occurred in Tombstone’s Fremont Street (modern Highway 80), much of this site is also viewable without admission charge.
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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 15, 1915) was an African American political leader, educator and author. He was one of the dominant figures in African American history from 1890 to 1915.
He was born into slavery at the community of Hale’s Ford in Franklin County, Virginia. As a young man he made his way east from West Virginia to obtain schooling at Hampton in eastern Virginia at a school established to train teachers. In his later years, Dr. Washington became a leading educator and was a prominent and popular spokesperson for African American citizens of the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century. Although labeled by some activists as an "accommodator", his work cooperating with white people and enlisting the support of wealthy philanthropists helped raise funds to establish and operate dozens of small community schools and institutions of higher education for the betterment of black persons throughout the south.
Within the context of the times he did much to improve the friendship and working relationship between the races.
I will let no man drag me down so low as to make me hate him.
During Reconstruction, after he was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, Washington worked with his mother Jane as a salt-packer in a West Virginia facility, and, when he could, attended school. At 16, Washington worked odd jobs to make his way across Virginia to reach Elizabeth City County near Hampton Roads where he enrolled at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University), in Hampton, Virginia. It was a school founded for the purpose of training black teachers and had been funded by individuals such as William Jackson Palmer, a Quaker, among others. From 1878 to 1879 he attended Wayland Seminary in Washington, D.C.
In 1881 Booker T. Washington founded and became the first principal of the Normal School in Tuskegee, Alabama. It later developed into the Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee University. Still an important center for African-American learning, the Institute was created to embody and enable the goals of self-reliance. He wed Olivia A. Davidson, his second wife, in 1885. She was a Hampton graduate and the assistant principal of Tuskegee. They had two sons, Booker T. Washington Jr. and Ernest Davidson Washington before she died in 1889. His third marriage took place in 1893 to Margaret James Murray who died in 1925.
Active in politics, Booker T. Washington was routinely consulted by Congressmen and Presidents about the appointment of African Americans to political positions. He worked and socialized with many white politicians and notables. He argued that self-reliance was the key to improved conditions for African Americans in the United States and that they could not expect too much having only just been granted emancipation.
His 1895 "Separate as the fingers" speech given at the Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia sparked a controversy wherein he was cast as an accommodationist among those who heeded Frederick Douglass’ call to "Agitate, Agitate, Agitate" for social change. A public debate soon began between those such as Washington, who valued the so-called "industrial" education and those who, like W. E. B. DuBois, supported the idea of a "classical" education among African Americans. Both sides sought to define the best means to improve the conditions of the post-antebellum African American community. Washington’s advice to African Americans to "compromise" and accept segregation, incensed other activists of the time, such as DuBois, who labeled him "The Great Accommodator". It should be noted, however, that despite not condemning Jim Crow laws and the inhumanity of lynching publicly, Washington privately contributed funds for legal challenges against segregation and disfranchisement (see Giles v. Harris (1903)). Although early in DuBois’ career the two were friends and respected each other considerably, their political views diverged to the extent that after Washington’s death, DuBois stated "In stern justice, we must lay on the soul of this man a heavy responsibility for the consummation of Negro disfranchisement, the decline of the Negro college and public school, and the firmer establishment of color caste in this land."
Henry H. Rogers 1840-1909Around 1894, Dr. Washington developed a friendship with millionaire industrialist and financier Henry Huttleston Rogers. The latter had attended one of his speeches in New York City, and had been surprised that no one had "passed the hat" afterwards. Rogers had risen from a working-class family in a small town to become a partner of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Trust. With additional interests in natural gas, copper, mining, and railroads, Rogers was one of the wealthiest men in the world.
Despite his great wealth, and widespread reputation for tough business dealings, Rogers was apparently both a modest and generous man. Dr. Washington became a frequent visitor to Rogers’ office, to his family’s 85-room mansion in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and was an honored guest aboard Rogers’ yacht Kanawha. Their friendship extended over a period of 15 years, during which time Rogers quietly financially supported and encouraged Washington in his work.
Handbill from 1909 Tour of southern Virginia and West VirginiaAmong many other enterprises, Rogers was the builder of the Virginian Railway, completed in 1909. Although Rogers had died suddenly a few weeks earlier, Dr. Washington went on a previously arranged speaking tour in June, 1909 along the route of the new railroad which was built to transport bituminous coal from the mountains of West Virginia to port at Sewell’s Point on Hampton Roads.
Dr. Washington rode in Rogers’ personal rail car, "Dixie", making speeches at many locations over a 7-day period. He told his audiences that his recently departed friend, Henry Rogers, who was held in their esteem for having financed the railroad from his personal fortune, had urged him to make the trip and see what could be done to improve relations between the races and economic conditions for African Americans along the route of the new railway, which touched many previously isolated communities in the southern portions of Virginia and West Virginia.
Some of the places where Dr. Washington spoke on the tour were (in order of the tour stops), Newport News, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lawrenceville, Kenbridge, Victoria, Charlotte Courthouse, Roanoke, Salem, and Christiansburg in Virginia, and Princeton, Mullens, Page and Deepwater in West Virginia. One of his trip companions reported that they had received a strong and favorable welcome from both white and African American citizens all along the tour route.
It was only after the multi-millionaire’s death that Dr. Washington said he felt compelled to reveal publicly some of the extent of Henry Rogers’ contributions for his causes. The funds, he said, were at that very time, paying for the operation of at least 65 small country schools for the education and betterment of African Americans in Virginia and other portions of the South, all unknown to the recipients. Known only to a few trustees, Rogers had also generously provided support to institutions of higher education.
Dr. Washington later wrote that Henry Rogers had encouraged projects with at least partial matching funds, as that way, two ends were accomplished:
1. The gifts would help fund even greater work.
2. Recipients would have a stake in knowing that they were helping themselves through their own hard work and sacrifice.
In an effort to inspire the "commercial, agricultural, educational, and industrial advancement" of African Americans, Booker T. Washington founded the National Negro Business League (NNBL) in 1900.
Booker T. Washington’s coffin was being carried to grave site when his autobiography, Up From Slavery, was published in 1901, it became a bestseller and was one of the major influences to Marcus Garvey in the founding of the UNIA in Jamaica. He was also the first African-American ever invited to the White House as the guest of a President – which led to a scandal for the inviting President, Theodore Roosevelt.
"Think about it: We went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery pieces of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery with chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands… Notwithstanding the cruelty and moral wrong of slavery, we are in a stronger and more hopeful condition, materially, intellectually, morally, and religiously, than is true of an equal number of black people in any other portion of the globe." – from Up From Slavery
Washington finally collapsed in Tuskegee, Alabama due to a lifetime of overwork and died soon after in a hospital, on November 14, 1915.
For his contributions to American society, Dr. Washington was granted honorary degrees from Harvard University in 1896 and Dartmouth College. On April 5, 1956, the house where he was born in Hardy, Virginia was designated a United States National Monument. Additionally, the first coin to feature an African-American was the Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar that was minted by the United States Mint from 1946 to 1951. On April 7, 1940, Dr. Washington became the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp. Numerous schools across the country are named for him, including the Dallas Independent School District’s Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery, Alabama where the choir there is outstanding.
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Text Appearing Before Image: King Alphonso in His Racing Car 978 POPULAR ELECTRICITY and the WORLDS ADVANCE the joy rider apologized, the king insistedupon having them take him to the station.Here the king ordered that the men whohad stopped him be raised in rank andpresented each with a box of cigars. The accompanying picture shows theking at the wheel of his racing machine. LIVING WITH A BROKEN NECK A man who cannot laugh or sneezewithout endangering his life, because hisneck is broken, has been awarded a ver-dict of ,000 by a Supreme Courtjury in New York. The winner of the verdict is Fred C.Neun. He fell from the tenth floor of He Cannot Laugh or ^Sneeze without Endan- jgering His Life
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The Air, Land and Sea Pass includes 3 incredible DLC packs no fan will want to miss! It’s never over for Rico Rodriguez; explore Medici like you never imagined with 3 new game-changing explosive experiences featured in the Air, Land and Sea pass including new action-packed missions, new enemy types, weapons, gadgets and unique vehicles that transform the Just Cause 3 world. The 3 add on packs will become available post launch. This content requires the base game Just Ca
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Here’s something very different from my usual work. The other night a discussion at APOD got me looking at the WISE archive and realized there is actually a lot of cool things to be found in there. If you’re looking for the cone and having a hard time, don’t blame yourself. This is a widefield image and north is rotated 90° clockwise. The cone itself is located in the upper left quadrant just to the left of that bright reddish star.
If you are familiar with this part of the sky then this probably looks quite foreign to you. You might even remember there is a bright star called HD 47887 just above the Cone in visible light images. That star and the bright reddish star in this image are not the same stars. In fact, this bright one is totally hidden from view in visible light but WISE reveals it as one of the strikingly bright stars of this image. There’s also an interesting red glow surrounded by another dusty structure in the lower right corner but I’m not sure what’s going on there.
These data are from WISE’s four color cryo stage and all four bands are included. Redder colors (22 microns) are longer wavelengths and bluer are shorter (3.4 microns). As you can see, many of the stars are visible in shorter wavelengths and the dust glows brightly at longer ones which gives the image its strange colors but typical for WISE imagery.
It wasn’t exactly the easiest to job to mosaic together the five required panels for this image. Alignment is not such an issue but between the panels are some major differences in brightness and I’m not sure what the cause is. Whatever the case, keep that in mind if you notice the slight color differences in the background. Some of it may be due to this.
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248/365 I promise I’ll stop experimenting soon, but right now I need all the distraction I can get.
It’s funny, but I didn’t edit in the flare or the bokeh and they look the most out of place. And I found a better way of colour casting, using curves instead of layers.
I want Glastonbury now. I hate school.
Oh yeah, my sister went to the hospital and they decided it was false labour and sent her home. But she’s now back in again, having been in labour since 8am (ouch!). So fingers crossed the little guy is going to come soon, because it’s been 11 hours so far :O
Lisabet and I have returned from our week exploring the wonders of Snowdonia in Wales. What a place. I’ve been to Wales before, around the Black Mountains in South Wales, but Snowdonia has a much more craggy, epic feel to it, featuring as it does the highest mountain in England and Wales: Snowdon (Welsh name: Yr Wyddfa, pronounced er uwuith-fa, meaning “the tumulus”). goo.gl/Axxrmt
However, on our first day in Snowdonia, we were heading towards our holiday cottage in the old mining settlement of Gallt-y-Foel when we soon approached the magical Ogwen valley. Given we had plenty of time before having to check in, we parked up and started to hike up Pen yr Ole Wen (978m/3,209ft, pronounced as pen urr oleh wen, meaning “Head of the White Slope”), climbing alongside the tumbling river Afon Lloer. I found a rather fetching series of waterfalls so I decided to scramble around, finding a little grassy platform alongside the falls. That’s when I turned back and saw this wondrous sight you see in the photo: the mountain is Tryfan (917.5m/3,010ft, pronounced as tri-van, meaning “Three Peaks”), one of Britain’s most recognisable mountains and officially its favourite, the mountain presents a true knife-edge shark fin profile when looking at it from the north, where I was. As I started to set up the composition, powerful winds blew the clouds across Tryfan at great speeds, causing the sun’s light to peak in and out, casting dancing light across the landscape in a myriad of hypnotising ways. Truly, a special moment in our lives. =)
Afon Lloer, Dyffryn Ogwen, Conwy, Snowdonia, Wales.
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Autism appears to be like an epidemic around the globe. Reportedly there is a rise in the incidence of people with Autism is quite sharp in some countries. The above situation is quite worrying given until now the cause of autism is multifactorial, is still mysterious and often a matter of debate among clinicians.
Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder in children characterized by the disruption and delays in cognitive, language, behavior, communication and interaction sosial.The debate is happening lately revolves around the possible association of autism with MMR immunization (Mumps, Measles, Rubella).
The vaccine is believed to be an antidote to various diseases proved to be a trigger diseases, such as autism. Surely it is an irony for consumers, a vaccine to ward became the vaccines cause autism for example.
Autism may be in cause by the virus, especially rubella virus are similar cause fever / measles.
Many investigators believe that the conflict between the immune system of young and immature with the virus cause development of Autism. In addition, some studies say that autism is actually probably is not a normal reaction to the live virus vaccine for vulnerable children who have immature immune systems.
Many parents refuse immunizations because of information that can lead to autism MMR immunization. As a result, children do not get the protection of immunization to prevent diseases even more dangerous such as hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, tuberculosis and so on. Much research was done extensively to prove that autism is not associated with immunization.
But indeed there are studies showing that Autism and MMR immunization in MMR immunization is a combination of immunizations to prevent disease Measles, German Measles and Mumps Disease. MMR vaccine is usually given to children age 16 months. This vaccine is a combination of live attenuated vaccines. Initially, this vaccine was found separately, but within a few years later merged into combination vaccines. Combination consists of live Measles virus strain Schwarz Edmonton or who have weakened, Componen Antigen of live virus rubella Wistar RA 27 / 3 attenuated
There are several studies and several testimonies that reveal Autism may be related to MMR immunization. The reaction is generally mild MMR immunization, have been reported cases of meningoensfalitis at 3-4 weeks after immunization in the United Kingdom and some other places. Clinical reactions had been reported include neck stiffness, severe irritability, seizures, impaired consciousness, fear of unwarranted attacks and can not be explained, motor deficit / sensory, visual impairment, visual or speech deficits that are similar to symptoms of autism in children.
Although the research report that supports the relationship Autism and immunizations only in small populations or even report perkasus children with autism. It is wise to be more vigilant when our children are already starting to look a developmental or behavioral deviations are found early, it’s best to get the MMR immunization should definitely consult with your pediatrician first. If your child is suspected abnormalities found talent Autism occurs early or are at risk of autism, can probably just delay the first MMR immunization before confirmed diagnosis of Autism can be removed. Although the actual trigger factors that aggravate or Autism is not just immunization. In this kind of thing we should understand well the risks, signs and symptoms of autism early.
But when our children are healthy, not at risk or do not show signs of early symptoms of autism, we do not have to worry to get the immunization. Based on concerns of immunization without a good understanding and clear thinking will lead to new health problems to our children. By avoiding immunization will give rise to new problems is more dangerous and life-threatening, especially when children are exposed to infections that can be prevented by immunization.
The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine