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Bart Starr, Quarterback Who Led the Packers to Greatness, Dies at 85

The son of a strict military man, he became the fierce in-the-huddle incarnation of Coach Vince Lombardi.

New Snapchat filter, with gender-bending selfies, brings discussion in transgender community

NEW YORK -- Hit a button, and you’re “transformed” into a woman. The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around the shoulders.

Rep. Hurd says US isn`t prepared to combat altered videos

A Republican congressman and former intelligence official says America isn`t prepared for disinformation campaigns that use altered video to spread false information across social media

`Gaming disorder` is now officially recognized by the WHO

Gaming disorder, which basically boils down to video game addiction, was officially recognized by the World Health Organization Saturday. After a year and a half of deliberation on the new revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which included gaming disorder in its 2017 draft, all 194 member states of the WHO agreed to adopt ICD-11. The new revision goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022. So what exactly is gaming disorder? It sits in the subcategory in ICD-11 called "Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors" alongside alcoholism, gambling addiction, and, curiously, a section devoted to harmful cannabis use dependence. Read more... More about Addiction , World Health Organization , Gaming Disorder , Entertainment , and Health

MMA Fighter Scores Knockout of the Year With a Flying Knee 10 Seconds Into Match

If anyone watches this without flinching, step away from them because something is wrong. This almost immediate flying knee knockout in the first round of a recent Professional Fighters League (PFL) match on Long Island between Damon Jackson and Movlid Khaybulaev is the stuff of martial arts action ...

Berthoud firefighter injured fighting vehicle fire Saturday

A Berthoud firefighter was injured Saturday afternoon while battling a vehicle fire, when an explosion sent metal pieces from a van`s engine compartment toward firefighters. The firefighter was transported to a local hospital and was released, "having sustained no serious injuries," according to a press release.

Summit High School graduates received diplomas on Saturday

Friends stood together outside the gymnasium at Summit High School having just received their diplomas. As their classmates shed tears, traded hugs and posed for photos, Yamile Gutierrez and Ashley Lebaron explained that they have...

Summit project boosts local employment, economy

The new visitor center on the summit of Pikes Peak is expected to host nearly 750,000 visitors and generate roughly $30 million each year when it is completed in fall 2020. But as construction gets underway again for a second season, the project is already providing hundreds of jobs. Around 40 contractors are working on […] This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you`ll need to sign in or purchase Digital , Silver Membership , Print & Digital , Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you`re already a member, sign in here. The post Summit project boosts local employment, economy appeared first on The Colorado Springs Business Journal .

Delivery by Skynet: Ford testing headless robots in driverless cars for home delivery

Zero Hedge | Ford’s goal is to deploy these delivery robots as early as 2021 The post Delivery by Skynet: Ford testing headless robots in driverless cars for home delivery appeared first on Intellihub .

Mariners Game Day: Live updates, how to watch as Mike Leake tries to avoid sweep, winless road trip

Seattle Mariners (23-31, L5) at Oakland A’s (27-25, W5) 1:07 p.m. | Oakland Coliseum | Oakland, Calif. TV: ROOT | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: MLB.tv RHP Mike Leake (3-5, 4.73) vs. LHP Brett Anderson (5-3, 4.14) STARTING LINEUPS

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death.

Florence Farmers’ Market to open for 12th year

The Florence Farmers’ Market announces the opening of their 12th year on June 6 in beautiful Pioneer Park in Florence. The market opens at 8 a.m. every Thursday morning and closes at 1 p.m. The Florence Farmer’s Market has sponsored a post-secondary scholarship to a Florence High School graduate for the past four years. This […]

As Superior grows, leaders turn attention to the arts

With Superior on the precipice of its long-heralded growth, leaders in recent months have cycled through a typical list of Boulder County-oriented concerns: is there room for affordable housing? What makes a Main Street? How, in the face of influx, can a town hold onto its historical roots? It has now landed on the arts.

Boulder County’s Rabbit Mountain elk management seen as success at two-year mark

Two years of limited hunting on county open space at Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain in Boulder County have significantly reduced the elk population there, and commissioners on Tuesday will be asked to approve a third season for the area’s management plan. County Parks and Open Space staff, along with a Colorado Parks and […]

What If We Could Reuse The Packaging on Consumer Products?

"The shampoo bottle, the deodorant stick, razors and even your toothbrush -- they all get thrown away when they`re empty or worn out. But if they were reusable -- or refillable -- just imagine how much waste could be avoided." That`s how Bloomberg describes the new "Loop" initiative being tested for one year by the New Jersey recycling company TerraCycle: This week, Loop began its U.S. trial, allowing consumers to use steel, glass and durable plastic reusable packaging for everyday items. Kroger Co. and Walgreens, along with such consumer brands as Procter & Gamble, Nestle, The Clorox Co. and Unilever, are taking part... For the trial, Loop is available online to customers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. You can order products made by the participating companies that will be delivered to you in special reusable packaging. Under the program, manufacturers have redesigned product containers for some of their most well-known products. Loop will collect a refundable deposit, sometimes $5 to $10, that customers will get back when they return their containers. UPS will pick up your empties for no additional charge... Procter & Gamble has unveiled its Crest mouthwash in a sleek glass bottle -- with a rubber base to prevent breakage. It also has non-electric Oral B toothbrushes that have a head that pops off so users can keep the base and replace the brush. But it was the stainless steel ice cream container for Nestle`s Haagen-Dazs (which isn`t too cold to the touch but keeps ice cream cool longer) that was the crowd favorite at a Manhattan rollout this week.... During Loop`s trial, returned containers will go to New Jersey and then Pennsylvania for washing, then back to the companies` factories for refilling... [W]hile reusable packaging may require more energy and materials when first made, Tom Szaky, chief executive of TerraCycle, said the carbon cost becomes equal to that of disposable packaging after just two or three uses. His goal, he said, is to produce items that can be reused 100 times... Szaky explained that Loop is all about bringing back the milkman model, where glass bottles of milk were left on your porch, and you put the empties there to be picked up... "We want you to see Loop packaging 50 years from now still going around," Szaky said. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Travis Barker Drops Over Six Figures On Daughter`s Epic 14th Birthday Party

It`s good to be one of Travis Barker`s kids ... he pulled out all the stops for his daughter`s birthday party, throwing an EPIC rager for hundreds of her friends with special appearances by tons of celebs!!! Alabama Luella Barker, daughter of…

Snowmass, Colorado is a Biking Destination for Enthusiasts of All Kinds

Snowmass Village, Colorado serves as a hub for summer biking, whether it be downhill, cross-country or road. Snowmass features 90+ miles of meticulously maintained road and dirt trails, over 4,400 vertical feet of lift-served downhill [...] The post Snowmass, Colorado is a Biking Destination for Enthusiasts of All Kinds appeared first on North Forty News .

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

SAN FRANCISCO | A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr.’s order, issued Friday, prevents work from beginning […] The post Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall appeared first on Sentinel Colorado .

Teva settles with Oklahoma for $85 million in opioid case

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — One of the drugmakers named in Oklahoma’s lawsuit over the opioid crisis has agreed to a settlement in which it will pay the state $85 million. Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceuticals and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter both announced the settlement Sunday in separate statements. Teva, its related affiliates and Johnson & Johnson […] The post Teva settles with Oklahoma for $85 million in opioid case appeared first on KSBY.com .

2019 CHSCA All-State Games set for June 4-8 in Alamosa

The Colorado High School Coaches Association recently announced that the 63rd All-State Games will be June 4-8 on the campus of Adams State University in Alamosa. Featured sports in 2019 include: Boys and Girls Basketball, Football, Softball, Spirit, Volleyball, and Wrestling. Area athletes competing in the games will feature: Volleyball – Tess Hornung, Kit Carson, Olivia […]

Compensation available for landowners wanting to protect forestlands

Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could someday be threatened by development or conversion to other non- forest uses – and who desire to receive monetary compensation in the process – now have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands. The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting […]

Two big reasons why the 2020 iPhone might be worth the wait - CNET

Apple’s most recent patent filing reveals plans to beef up Touch ID and bring it back to the iPhone in 2020 along with 5G connectivity. Also, the most important updates to Apple`s new MacBooks.

Elon Musk`s $10 million XPrize awarded to educational technology video - CNET

Technology aimed at helping kids teach themselves how to read and write won Elon Musk`s XPrize competition.

Drag in L.A.: Lady Red Couture Inspires Queen and Trans Ferocity

Los Angeles was a top destination for drag even before RuPaul`s Drag Race . With the show filmed here, and many staying here after their big break, the queen quotient is off the charts — and with the arrival of the 5th Annual RuPaul`s DragCon at Los Angeles Convention Center this Memorial Day weekend, even more so. To celebrate, we`re spotlighting a mix of "wo-men" who have been on the Emmy-Award winning show and some who haven`t. Here, some love for the captivating and quip-smart Lady Red Couture.

Fort Morgan traffic signal in ‘flashing red’ mode

The traffic signal at the intersection of Main Street and Railroad Avenue in Fort Morgan is in “flashing red” mode which means the intersection should be treated as a four-way stop by drivers in all directions, according to a press release from the City of Fort Morgan. Nearby utility work Friday inadvertently cut a power […]

Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to researchers who say they can create new types of components for energy-efficient photoelectric devices and electronic circuits with this material.

Summer Scene Front Range Events 2019

SATURDAY, MAY 25 Boulder Creek Fest. Celebrate summer in Boulder with a day of fun-filled entertainment that’s been a tradition for over 30 years. Boulder Creek/Downtown Boulder, 303-777-6887. Through May 27. The Denver Arts Festival. Come celebrate more than 20 years of Colorado art. Plus, a few national names, too. 10 a.m. Denver Arts Festival […] The post Summer Scene Front Range Events 2019 appeared first on Boulder Weekly .