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HBO hides six Iron Thrones

“The next one is in The North.” This phrase has captivated Game of Thrones fans since yesterday’s announcement that the first of six Iron Thrones HBO is hiding around the world — ahead of the premiere of the final season on April 14 — has been found. Two men found the first throne in the ancient woodland forest of Puzzlewood in England, and for their efforts, HBO rewarded the pair with a crown resembling that of the late King Robert Baratheon in season one. The children of the forest’s true...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, England, Atlantic, Northern Ireland, Game Of Thrones, Kansas, Red Cross, Iceland, All, Puzzlewood, Robert Baratheon, GOT promo, Hbo Promo, Iron Thrones


U.S. jobless claims fall; mid-Atlantic factory activity rises

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to still strong labor market conditions, though the pace of job growth has slowed after last year's robust gains.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Atlantic


Morning Docket: 03.21.19

* What does Wachtell think of George Conway's Twitter profile? Silly rabbits, Wachtell doesn't have opinions unless they're billable. [American Lawyer] * Kirkland will remain atop the Am Law 100 rankings with its warm and fuzzy business model. [American Lawyer] * Western State lives! At least for a few more months. [The Recorder] * Judge aborts law. [Louisville Courier-Journal] * Lawyer turns blogging into a $30 million side hustle. That's pretty much how Above the Law works. [Forbes] * Aft...
Tags: Law, Bankruptcy, Atlantic, Sears, Biglaw, Kirkland, Louisville Courier Journal, Eddie Lampert, Morning Docket, Kirkland & Ellis, Wachtell, Western State, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, George Conway, Maria Butina, Western State College of Law at Argosy University


Maple Leafs Swat Sabres – Tavares & Matthews With 2 Each

BUFFALO, N.Y. — John Tavares and Auston Matthews each had a goal and assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs won for just the second time in six games, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Wednesday night. Mitchell Marner and Zach Hyman, into an empty net, also scored and the Maple Leafs inched to within four points of the idle Boston Bruins in the race for second place in the Atlantic Division standings. Garret Sparks stopped 22 shots for Toronto, which was playing on consecutive nights after a 3-0...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, San Jose, Rochester, Buffalo, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, St Louis, Sharks, Ottawa, Sparks, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens


US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, a judge rules greenhouse gas emissions must be considered Drilling has been halted on more than 300,000 acres of public land in Wyoming. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.Drilling had been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public land ...
Tags: Energy, Science, Obama, Washington Post, US, Atlantic, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Interior Department, BLM, Trump, Nichols, Bureau of Land Management BLM, Brennan Linsley, Western Environmental Law Center, Rudolph Contreras


NOAA Retires Hurricane Names Florence and Michael After Deadly 2018 Storms

(MIAMI) — The names of two hurricanes that caused widespread devastation from Florida to Virginia last year have been retired. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Florence and Michael will be replaced with Francine and Milton. The new names will first appear during the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season. Names are retired when hurricanes are…
Tags: Weather, Florida, News, Virginia, Uncategorized, Atlantic, Noaa, Miami, Florence, Michael, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Milton, Francine, Onetime


Hurricane names Florence, Michael retired by meteorologists

MIAMI (AP) — The names of two hurricanes that caused widespread devastation from Florida to Virginia last year have been retired. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Florence and Michael will be replaced with Francine and Milton. The new names will first appear during the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season. Names are retired when hurricanes […]
Tags: Florida, News, Virginia, Ap, Atlantic, Miami, Florence, Michael, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Milton, Francine, Florence Michael


What We're Reading ~ 3/20/19

T. Rowe Price: The Man, The Company & The Investment Philosophy [Cornelius Bond]How to take the outside view [McKinsey] Pitch on short Tesla [Dropbox]What is Amazon [Zack Kanter] Allen Zhang on the key product principles of WeChat [WeChat]KKR is too cheap [Yet Another Value Blog]Buying is easy, selling is hard [Bloomberg] In 12 minutes, everything went wrong: LionAir crash [NYTimes]The SaaS [Matrix Partners]How an app for gamers went mainstream [The Atlantic]The risk of low growth stocks: Pres...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Finance, Tesla, Bloomberg, Netflix, Atlantic, TSLA, Espn, Jack Dorsey, Ba, KKR, Vanity Fair, What We're Reading, Mckinsey, NFLX


Christopher Hitches Makes the Case for Paying Reparations for Slavery in the United States

There may be no more heretical figure from the last several decades for both the current mainstream political left and right than the late Christopher Hitchens. He has maintained contrarian positions that range from vexing to enraging for nearly every orthodoxy. Contrarianism can seem his one singular consistency in a slide from “socialist to neocon" and some very imperialist views on war, race, culture, and religion. But his one true allegiance, he would say, was to “the principles of f...
Tags: Google, Politics, Greece, College, Atlantic, Britain, United States, Elgin Marbles, Christopher Hitchens, Boston University, Facebook Twitter, Hitchens, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow


Short video about life on a Japanese wasabi farm

According to this video and article from by The Atlantic, most of the wasabi eaten around the world is horseradish with green food coloring in it. Shigeo Iida, a 75-year-old farmer in Japan, grows the real stuff, and in this beautifully shot video, we get to see him harvest wasabi and make wasabi paste while he waxes philosophical. “Real wasabi, like the ones we grow, has a unique, fragrant taste that first hits the nose,” he says. “The sweetness comes next, followed finally by spiciness.” Im...
Tags: Food, Post, Japan, News, Atlantic, Shigeo Iida


REVIEW: Haagen-Dazs Spirits Collection Ice Cream (U.S.)

Judging from the length of their corresponding aisles at the grocery store, it’s no secret that Americans love alcohol and ice cream. Despite this, mergers between the two seem rare with mainstream brands. Befitting of the most drunken-sounding ice cream brand, Haagen-Dazs has risen to fill this void of boozy frozen desserts with the release of its new Spirits Collection. Each pint features a different variety of popular liquor, paired alongside indulgent mix-ins, and Haagen-Dazs’ famously ric...
Tags: Reviews, Shopping, Atlantic, Ireland, Ice Cream, Häagen Dazs, Irish Cream, Haagen-Dazs, Haagen Dazs Spirits Collection Ice Cream U S, Bourbon Vanilla Bean Truffle, Bourbon Vanilla Truffle


Opendoor raises $300M on a $3.8B valuation for its home marketplace

Last month, we reported that Opendoor — the startup that is taking on the real estate industry with its own platform for buying up homes and selling them on to interested buyers — filed to raise $200 million on a $3.7 billion valuation. Now, we can confirm that the round has closed, and it has turned out to be higher on both counts. The company has raised an addition $300 million, and sources close to it tell TechCrunch that the valuation is now at $3.8 billion. This latest round was led by prev...
Tags: Tech, Atlantic, North America, Wu, Keith Rabois, Opendoor, Eric Wu, GV Opendoor, Ian Wong Justin Ross


Rounding-up some news and commentary as SCOTUS hears argument on latest round of capital insanity

Albert Einstein is generally credited with the aphorism that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." That quote came to mind as I was thinking about the Supreme Court's consideration this morning of a Batson claim in Flowers v. Mississippi. Here is a brief accounting of just some of the backstory of this case (with emphasis added) from this SCOTUSblog post when cert was granted: [T]he justices will once again review the case of ...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Atlantic, Albert Einstein, Evans, Flowers, US supreme court, Mississippi Supreme Court, Doug Evans, Douglas A Berman, Batson, Curtis Flowers, Winona Mississippi Flowers, Mississippi Here


Wednesday round-up

The justices will hear argument in one case this morning: Flowers v. Mississippi, which asks whether a prosecutor’s repeated use of peremptory challenges to remove black people from the jury pool violated the Constitution. Amy Howe previewed the case for this blog, in a post that was first published at Howe on the Court. Cecilia Bruni and Brady Plastaras have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. At AP, Jeff Amy and Mark Sherman report that “[t]he state, defending the co...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oregon, Court, America, Georgia, Bloomberg, Ap, Atlantic, United States, Hawaii, Liberty, New York Times


Tagged by scientists, bluefin tuna passing submerged listening lines help reveal species' survival

An array of underwater listening lines that detect passing giant Atlantic bluefin tuna previously caught and tagged by scientists has created a new system to monitor these enormous, fast, powerful and lucrative fish in the open ocean.Ten years of research using the technology sheds light on the species' natural mortality as well as migration, important information for sustainable management of their populations.
Tags: Science, Atlantic


Bernie Sanders hires former reporter who secretly advised campaign, deleted 20K tweets: report

David Sirota had been working for Sanders' campaign before his role was officially announced on Tuesday, according to The Atlantic            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Atlantic, Usa Today, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, David Sirota


Want to see a warship? Seal Beach Weapons Station will host tours March 23-24

In a rare opportunity for the public to board a warship at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, the Navy will be giving free tours this weekend of the guided missile cruiser USS Princeton as part of 75th anniversary celebration at the base. The tours will be held Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. “The last public ship tour we did on base was in October 2012,” said base spokesman Gregg Smith. The weapons depot was established in 1944, ...
Tags: Navy, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Atlantic, Soccer, Military, Local News, Smith, Princeton, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Beaches, Pacific Fleet, Southern California News Group, Top Stories OCR


Penguins Pulpit: Malkin, Kessel & Gudbranson

The Pittsburgh Penguins inched closer to a playoff berth by earning five of eight possible points this week, but things could’ve, and should’ve, gone better than they did. However, with the Montreal Canadiens fading from contention, the Penguins still exited the week seven points clear in a playoff spot. Sidney Crosby led the Penguins’ comeback charge against the Capitals with two goals of his own in less than two minutes. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The team started strong on Tuesday night in t...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Atlantic, Blues, Dallas, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, Wilson, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Eastern Conference


Sun Belt tabs Atlantic 10 official as new commissioner

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Sun Belt Conference has named Atlantic 10 Conference associate commissioner Keith Gill its new commissioner. The conference said Tuesday Gill will become the first African-American commissioner of a Football Bowl Subdivision conference. Gill was a four-year letterman in football at Duke and has worked in athletic administration since 1995 for […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Atlantic, New Orleans, Duke, Gill, Keith Gill


Did We Break the Internet? Or Did the Internet Break Us? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 242)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Did We Break the Internet? Or Did the Internet Break Us? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 242) – Headlines and Show Notes Online plays a big role in the ways we interact with one another. And, unfortunately, the ways we interact with one another is not always positive. What caused this? Did we break the internet? Or did the internet break us? The latest episode of Thinks Out Loud offers some thoughts. Here are the show notes: How...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Seo, Atlantic, New Zealand, Peter, Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB, Tim Peter, Paul Virilio, Wrong Questions of YouTube, Washington Post The Christchurch Shooter, Facebook After New Zealand Digital, YouTube The Verge Amazon


Sun Belt to make Keith Gill first black commissioner of FBS conference, report says

A former Duke football player, Gill has been the executive associate commissioner of the Atlantic 10 since 2017.
Tags: News, Atlantic, Duke, Gill, Keith Gill


"Who Still Buys Wite-Out, and Why?"

They're asking the rite question at The Atlantic.But correction fluids are not only surviving—they appear to be thriving, with Wite-Out sales climbing nearly 10 percent in 2017, according to the most recent public numbers. It’s a mystery of the digital age....Yeah, Mike Nesmith's mother... Liquid Paper... We needn't go back into that history. I'll just say Wite-Out is to Liquid Paper as Oreo is to Hydrox. Back to the question at hand: Why are people still buying a lot of correction fluid?Even as...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Law, Atlantic, Drawing, Handwriting, Cookie, NPD, Bic, Mike Nesmith, Ann Althouse, David A Graham, Tia Frapolli


Tuesday round-up

Today the justices will hear oral argument in Cochise Consultancy v. United States, ex rel. Hunt, which asks whether the “discovery” exception to False Claims Act statute of limitations applies to private parties in cases in which the government has not intervened. David Engstrom had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law provides a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Gop, United States, New York Times, Kansas, Beltway, Louisiana, Usa Today, Flowers


Across North America and the Atlantic, an enormous migration journey for a tiny songbird

Blackpoll warblers that breed in western North America may migrate up to 12,400 miles roundtrip each year, some crossing the entire North American continent before making a nonstop trans-ocean flight of up to four days to South America. Now a new study led by first author Bill DeLuca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and project lead Ryan Norris at the University of Guelph, Ontario offers details of the feat.
Tags: Atlantic, South America, North America, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bill DeLuca, Ryan Norris, University of Guelph Ontario


Where to go in Portugal

Reasons to visit Portugal are innumerable. Some are obvious, like the world-class wines sold at local groceries for little more than the cost of a tram ticket in Lisbon; others are lesser-known, like the country’s wealth of stunning libraries and the places in Porto and Coimbra that inspired details in Harry Potter. It’s hard to go wrong in one of the safest, oldest, and most scenic countries in Europe, but certain travelers are undoubtedly better suited to certain spots. Here are the top pla...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Unesco, Atlantic, Portugal, Harry Potter, Venice, Porto, Ibiza, Lisbon, Flores, All, Azores, Sintra, Praia


PE-backed Advancing Eyecare names Staley as CEO

Advancing Eyecare, a newly-formed holding company owned by Atlantic Street Capital, has named Brad Staley as chief executive officer. Advancing Eyecare, an ophthalmic equipment provider, was formed earlier this year in partnership with Lombart Instrument and Marco Opthalmic. Stanley is the former CEO of United Scope. PRESS RELEASE Advancing Eyecare, a newly-formed holding company owned by private equity firm Atlantic Street Capital, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Staley to the ro...
Tags: Mexico, US, Toronto, Trends, People, Atlantic, United States, Healthcare, Norfolk, North America, St Louis, EMS, Jacksonville, Marco, Montreal Canada, Brad


Horseshoe crabs are captured for their blue blood. That practice will soon be over.

Horseshoe crabs' blue blood is so valuable that a quart of it can be sold for $15,000.This is because it contains a molecule that is crucial to the medical research community.Today, however, new innovations have resulted in a synthetic substitute that may end the practice of farming horseshoe crabs for their blood. None One of humanity's strangest and most macabre activities is slowly coming to an end, a trend that every horseshoe crab should celebrate. For the time being, however, hundreds of t...
Tags: Medicine, US, Chemistry, Medical Research, Atlantic, Innovation, Ecology, Fda, The Food and Drug Administration, Lonza Group Pharmaceutical, Hyglos GmbH, rFC


Horseshoe crabs are drained for their blue blood. That practice will soon be over.

Horseshoe crabs' blue blood is so valuable that a quart of it can be sold for $15,000.This is because it contains a molecule that is crucial to the medical research community.Today, however, new innovations have resulted in a synthetic substitute that may end the practice of farming horseshoe crabs for their blood. None One of humanity's strangest and most macabre activities is slowly coming to an end, a trend that every horseshoe crab should celebrate. For the time being, however, hundreds of t...
Tags: Medicine, US, Chemistry, Medical Research, Atlantic, Innovation, Ecology, Fda, The Food and Drug Administration, Lonza Group Pharmaceutical, Hyglos GmbH, rFC


March Madness 2019: NCAA Tournament East Region breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the East Region of the NCAA Tournament: FAVORITE: Duke The No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, the Blue Devils are as loaded as ever. Few teams can match up with athletic forward Zion Williamson, expected to be the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft. SLEEPER: Belmont Belmont was the mid-major darling everyone wanted to see get an at-large bid, and the Bruins did just that. If they beat Temple in their First Four matchup, expect Belmont to enter the Round of 64 with a lot...
Tags: Minnesota, Maryland, Sports, LSU, Sport, Fbi, Atlantic, Soccer, North Dakota, Hawaii, Yale, College sports, Mississippi State, Ncaa, SEC, San Jose


Jewett-Giles nets 22, FGCU women win 3rd straight A-Sun

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Keri Jewett-Giles had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists and Florida Gulf Coast cruised to its third straight Atlantic Sun tournament title and NCAA Tournament with their 19th-straight win, 72-49 over Liberty on Sunday. Jewett-Giles scored the first seven points of the game and had all 11 points as […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Atlantic, Ncaa, Florida Gulf Coast, FORT MYERS Fla, FGCU, Jewett Giles, Keri Jewett Giles