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William Sinclair (b. c. 1794 – 12 October 1868) was a chief factor of the Hudson's Bay Company. He was a brother of James Sinclair and his father, also William Sinclair, founded the first fort at Oxford House.William was four when his father was building the HBC post at Oxford House and he joined the company there in 1808 and worked in that district until 1816 when he was called to the compa...
Mt. McKinley To Denali: How A Mountain's Renaming Got Tied Up in Politics
Alaskans have been advocating for a return to Denali for years. But Ohioans, who helped deliver the presidency to Obama in 2008 and 2012, pushed back. That may be one reason President Obama waited until now to rename America's tallest mountain. Mount McKinley — the name given a century ago in honor of Republican President William McKinley, a native Buckeye who was assassinated in 1901 — will now be known as Denali, or "the high one" in the language of Alaska's indigenous Athabascan people. The move is rooted in Obama's 2008 campaign, when he promised to improve relations with Native Americans, a key Democratic constituency. Alaskan tribes have been advocating for a return to Denali for years.
Buying organic veggies at the supermarket is a waste of money
It has happened to all of us. You’re standing in the produce aisle, just trying to buy some zucchini, when you face the inevitable choice: Organic or regular? It’s a loaded question that can mean many different things, sometimes all at once: Healthy or pesticide-drenched? Tasty or bland? Fancy or basic? Clean or dirty? Good or bad? But here’s the most important question for many customers: Is it worth the extra money? The answer: Probably not.
France train shooting: Americans overpower gunman
Three people are hurt as a heavily armed man opens fire on a train in northern France, before being overpowered by American passengers.
The Mechanical Chess Player That Unsettled the World
At the dawn of that decade, an inventor by the name of Wolfgang von Kempelen debuted his latest creation in Vienna: A chess-playingautomaton made for Habsburg Archduchess Maria Theresa. Known initially as the Automaton Chess Player and later as the Mechanical Turk—or just the Turk—the machine consisted of a mechanical man dressed in robes and a turban who sat at a wooden cabinet that was overlaid with a chessboard. The Turk was designed to play chess against any opponent game enough to challenge him. At the Viennese court in 1770, Von Kempelen began his demonstration of The Turk's workings by opening the doors and drawers of the cabinet and shining a candle inside each section. Inside were cogs, gears, and other clockwork. After closing the cabinet, von Kempelen invited a volunteer to serve as the Turk's opponent.
As Sea Ice Retreats, 5,000-6,000 Walruses Confirmed On Alaskan Shore
Between 5,000 and 6,000 walruses have ‘hauled out’ onshore near the Alaskan village of Point Lay, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday. Wildlife biologist Jonathan Snyder told participants in a teleconference that that estimate was made last weekend. No new estimates have been made since, according to Leo Ferreira III, president of the native village’s tribal council, because stormy weather has prevented observers from going across to the barrier island where the walruses have come ashore since then. It was the first confirmation of any figure for the haul-out, but experts at the conference said more walruses are milling offshore and the numbers are expected to grow.
All About That Bass - Postmodern Jukebox European Tour Version be
To celebrate the last week of our European tour, we got some of the cast together to record this special version of one of our biggest covers - Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," in the style of PMJ ft. Kate Davis, of course. Not only does it feature vocalists Haley Reinhart, Morgan James, and Ariana Savalas rocking some Andrews Sisters- style harmonies, but it also features a sweet four hand bass solo by Casey Abrams and Adam Kubota
Gaming Computers Offer Huge, Untapped Energy Savings Potential
In the first study of its kind, Berkeley Lab researcher Evan Mills co-authored an investigation of the aggregate global energy use of personal computers designed for gaming—including taking direct measurements using industry benchmarking tools—and found that gamers can achieve energy savings of more than 75 percent by changing some settings and swapping out some components, while also improving reliability and performance. This corresponds to a potential estimated savings of $18 billion per year globally by 2020, or 120 terawatt hours (TWh). "It’s remarkable that there’s such a huge overlooked source of energy use right under our noses,” Mills said. “The energy community has been looking at ordinary personal computers and consoles for a long time, but this variant, the gaming computer, is a very different animal.”
Frederick Forsyth reveals MI6 spying past
The Day of the Jackal author Frederick Forsyth has revealed he was working for MI6 for more than 20 years. The disclosure comes with the publication of the author's autobiography The Outsider: My Life.
How Yersinia Pestis Evolved Its Ability To Kill Millions Via Pneumonic Plague
The mere mention of the plague brings to mind the devastating “Black Death” pandemic that spread across Europe in the 1300s. Mass graves were piled high with the corpses of its millions of victims, while the disease rampaged across Europe for many decades. Yersinia pestis, the bacterium responsible for that plague pandemic, still persists in the environment among rodent and flea populations today, and human outbreaks regularly occur around the world. Most recently, an outbreak of plague was confirmed late last year in Madagascar as well as within a prairie dog colony in Colorado just this June.
17 Things That Prove Dubai Is The Most Over-The-Top Place On Earth
America might be all about bigger being better, but for Dubai it's all about decadence. And while many know that the aptly named City of Gold is awash in opulence, said opulence is so extreme it's often hard to fathom. We've found 17 things that prove just how decadent Dubai is. Dubai's police force drives cars most people can only dream of, like the Aston Martin One-77, which costs around $1.79 million, the Ferrari FF, which costs a cool half-million dollars, and the Lamborghini Aventador, which runs for approximately $397,000. Those cars cost more than you'll spend sending your kid to college.
Ocean Plastic Could Be Found In 99 Percent Of Seabird Species By 2050
Humans are dumping so much plastic debris into the water that by 2050 nearly every single seabird species could have some of it in their gut. In a study published Monday, researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia and Imperial College London analyzed studies dating to the early 1960s and used oceanographic and ecological modeling to predict the risk of plastic ingestion to 186 seabird species globally. They found that nearly 60 percent of all seabird species have plastic in their gut, and that figure will rise to 99 percent by 2050, based on current trends.
How does Usain Bolt run so fast?
Usain Bolt showed his dominance of men's sprinting at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing this week with wins in the 100m and 200m. What's his secret?
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Ameen Manzil
Ameen Manzil is a historic building located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is classified as heritage site by Hyderabad Urban Development Authority, a state-govt. organisation. There is one locality also by the name Ameen Colony.Ameen Manzil is a historic building located in Hyderabad. This historic structure got its name from Sir Ahmed Hussaini-Nawab Ameen Jung who was a member of the Executiv...
High Protein Diet Boosts Cardiovascular Health
A high protein diet is just as beneficial for your heart health as quitting smoking and regular exercise and helps with weight loss and enhances your mood. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) studied the effects of several amino acids on heart health and artery health in nearly 2,000 women with healthy body mass indexes (BMI). For the study, the researchers used data from TwinsUK, the biggest UK adult twin registry. The ultimate aim of the study was to determine which was more beneficial – protein from animals or protein from plants. As part of the study, the researchers analyzed seven amino acids — histidine, leucine, arginine, cysteine, glycine, glutamic acid, and tyrosine — and found that higher intakes of all seven was directly proportional to lower measures of blood pressure and arterial stiffness, but there was a difference in the results that was brought upon by the source of the protein.
The New Dirty Dozen: Foods with High Pesticide Residue
When is it worth buying organic? Here are the latest culprits full of pesticide residue, plus 10 more you should also know.
E-cigarettes could be prescribed by the NHS to help smokers quit, report says
E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco and could be prescribed on the NHS, an independent review compiled for Public Health England says.
Baby Koala Won't Leave Mom's Side During Surgery
The six-month-old koala touched the hearts of Australia Zoo vet staff as he clung to mum Lizzy throughout her treatment for a collapsed lung. The pair miraculously survived being hit by a car on the Warrego Highway at Coominya, west of Brisbane.
New “Tissue Velcro” Could Help Repair Damaged Hearts
Engineers at the University of Toronto have created a biocompatible scaffold that allows sheets of beating heart cells to snap together just like Velcro™. Growing heart muscle cells in the lab is nothing new. The problem is that too often, these cells don’t resemble those found in the body. Real heart cells grow in an environment replete with protein scaffolds and support cells that help shape them into long, lean beating machines. In contrast, lab-grown cells often lack these supports, and tend to be amorphous and weak. Radisic and her team focus on engineering artificial environments that more closely imitate what cells see in the body, resulting in tougher, more robust cells.
Giant 3200 Year Old Tree
I couldn’t believe how stunning this 3200 year old tree could be until I saw it up close. This is quite possibly one of the most unique sights to see for visitors who travel long distances to observe the massive giant. As an evergreen conifer tree, it is certainly one of the largest, and most likely, one of the oldest trees in the world.
Evidence Of Ancient Life Discovered In Mantle Rocks Deep Below The Seafloor
Scientist found mummified microbial life in rocks from a seafloor hydrothermal system that was active more than 100 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous when the supercontinent Pangaea was breaking apart and the Atlantic ocean was just about to open. Buried under almost 700 meters of sediment, the samples were recovered by the seafloor drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution near the coast of Portugal. Hydrothermal fluids rich in hydrogen and methane mixed with seawater about 65 meters below the seafloor. This process supported bacteria and archaea in what scientists call 'the deep biosphere' in rocks from Earth's mantle. Conditions for microbial life were nearly ideal, the study showed, in this seemingly inhospitable environment.
A 23-Year-Old Created A Club For Elite Millennials Where Everyone Gets A Black Card And Parties In A New York City Penthouse
Billy McFarland wants to help you build the perfect network. At just 23 years old, he's the founder of Magnises, an exclusive social club with special events and deals you can only access with the club's black card. The black card can be linked with your bank or credit card for payment purposes, but its main draw is definitely the perks that come along with it. By flashing your Magnises card — made of metal, it's heavier than you might expect — you can get discounts at restaurants, bars, or clubs and reserve experiences like private concerts and luxurious getaways.
Inside the Most Expensive Nuclear Bomb Ever Made
Could America's latest atomic weapon ignite a new arms race?
'I've never felt more isolated': The man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion reveals the empty side of success
Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion almost a year ago, and the founder did not join Microsoft after the sale. Persson certainly looked like he was having a blast, living the big life. He bought a $70 million mansion, completed with a massive wall of candy, and has been hosting wild parties ever since. But he's really bored and deeply lonely, he revealed in a series of tweets.
The Air Force Made A 25 Billion Dollar Accounting Error
In a report to Congress last year, the Air Force estimated the cost of the new Long Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) to be $33.1 billion for the next ten years. This year, that price ballooned to $58.2 billion. The amount of the gap is so large, it caught the attention of Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), who immediately demanded answers from Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh. How does the Air Force explain the $25 billion error? It says the cost should have actually been $41.7 billion, but human error was the explanation for the discrepancy.
Seafaring spiders use legs as sails, silk as anchor
Spider are impressively quick to colonize new territory, perhaps second only to winged species among arachnids and insects in their exploratory prowess. New research suggests one key to their mobility is the ability to travel across water -- like a sailboat. Researchers already knew spiders often employ a travel technique called ballooning, whereby the crawlers make their way to high ground and hurl out a mass of silk to catch the breeze. But what happens when the whims of the winds deposit the arachnids in the middle of the pond, lake, stream, river or ocean. It turns out, spiders know how to sail.