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Cornwall kayaker captures ‘thrilling’ footage of close encounter with 30ft whale

A lone kayaker has captured “thrilling” footage of a close encounter with a 30ft whale off the coast of Cornwall.Rupert Kirkwood, 62, from Holsworthy in Devon, filmed the moment he was circled by a Minke whale for 20 minutes while paddling offshore near Fowey.Mr Kirkwood told the PA news agency: “Whales are very difficult to spot because they just roll off the surface without a splash and then they go.“The beauty of them – which always makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck – is the noise of the blowhole.“If I had been in a boat...
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MacTigr 100% metal Mac mechanical keyboard from Das Keyboard

Das Keyboard has this week introduced its new 100% metal reference mechanical keyboard specifically designed for Mac users. Featuring an aluminum unibody with stainless steel top the MacTigr has been built to last say it is creators. The low-profile mechanical keyboard is now available to purchase throughout the United States from online retailers priced at $219 and will be available throughout Europe and worldwide during September 2022.
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2022 General Election Guide

Between now and early October when voting gets underway, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board is planning to publish dozens of candidate Q&As and nearly two dozen commentaries connected to a handful of San Diego city ballot measures and seven state propositions on the Nov. 8 election. Keep checking back as we fill in this voter guide.

Youth water ballet performs at Avon municipal pool

AVON-BY-THE-SEA –  Avon’s water ballet program performed at the municipal pool on Aug. 10, in keeping with a a tradition of more than four decades.  “The turnout at the pool was great… 200 or so people showed, filling two sets of bleachers,” water ballet coach Kristin Scrabis-Fletcher told The Coast Star.

Billboard claims new High Point University law dean ‘betrayed our constitution’

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) – High Point University officials are standing firmly by their appointment of former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin as the founding dean of their planned law school despite a new call for them to reconsider. Carolina Forward, a progressive activist organization based in Carrboro, announced Wednesday that it […]

Great Danes attack, kill owner in northwest Iowa

ROSSIE, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa woman who was found in a ditch died after being attacked by her five Great Danes, authorities said Wednesday. A man found the woman in a rural area of Clay County on Monday but couldn’t get close to her because of several large dogs, according to KTIV-TV. The Clay […]

Friday Forecast: Predicting 10 Toledo-area games for Week 1

Each week, The Blade sports department’s Steve Junga, Mark Monroe, Kyle Rowland, Patrick Andres, and Ron Seibel predict winners for 10 of what are expected to be the closest high school football games in the Toledo area. SOUTHVIEW (4-7 LAST YEAR) AT ROGERS (4-6)■ Steve Junga: Southview, 28-7■ Kyle Rowland: Southview, 28-6■ Patrick Andres: Southview, 21-17■ Mark Monroe: Southview, 35-18■ Ron Seibel: Southview, 24-13 WAITE (4-5) at NORTHVIEW (6-4)■ Steve Junga: Northview, 24-14■ Kyle Rowland: Northview, 20-0■ Patrick Andres: Northview, 31-7■ Mark Monroe: Northview, 17-14■ Ron Seibel: Waite, 18-17 CENTRAL CATHOLIC (11-3) AT LAKEWOOD ST. EDWARD (15-1■ Steve Junga: St. Edward, 27-21■ Kyle Rowland: St. Edward, 34-20■ Patrick Andres: St. Edward, 28-20■ Mark Monroe: St. Edward, 28-17■ Ron Seibel: St. Edward, 31-27

Serious Wordle Players Get a New WorldeBot to Analyze Their Performance

The New York Times just released an updated version of its WordleBot, with a range of new features to help analyze your Wordle-solving performance as well as new opening word recommendations. WordleBot was introduced back in April for NYT Games subscribers(Opens in a new window) as a tool for analyzing...

Scoreboard roundup — 8/17/22

(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:. NY Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 7 (10) WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS. New England 2 Toronto FC 2 (Tie) Ended Charlotte FC 3, New York City FC 1. Dallas 1, Philadelphia FC 0. Vancouver 2, Colorado...

Kidney Stones : Know Your Symptoms, Causes, Prevention Tips

A kidney stone can be an incredibly painful condition that many people experience at some point in their lives. While kidney stones are relatively common, it’s not always easy to know what you can do about them and how to treat them if you’re unlucky enough to get one. Kidney stones are solid formations of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys when urine becomes concentrated with substances like calcium, uric acid, or oxalate. The stones can cause severe pain in the back or side, nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills; they’re also extremely painful to pass through the urinary tract, which may require surgery to remove them if they’re large enough.

Give Your Dog a "Grand Entrance"!

Here is a gadget long in the making. A doggy/cat door with built-in facial recognition. In short, your family’s pet has secure access to your home, and any other animal or unwanted visitor does not.

Historical Society To Show Black Swamp Documentary

“Movie Night at the Museum” will be presented at John Paulding Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The public is invited to watch a special 40th anniversary showing of the award-winning documentary “The Story of the Great Black Swamp.”. A free-will donation will be accepted at...

Library’s summer program to wrap up with animal show

AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The Avon Public library presents the “Eyes of the Wild” animal show at the Avon’s Pavilion on Aug. 24, marking the end of their summer program. This annual showing has been conducted for the past 15 years, according to Library Director Sheila Watson. The show will be at 1:30 p.m.