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B.C. Wildfire Service warns of potential for 'extreme fire behaviour' from Shovel Lake wildfire

The B.C. Wildfire Service has issued an “extreme fire behaviour” warning for the Shovel Lake fire burning west of Prince George. The service says it has notified the regional District of Bulkley-Nechako of that possibility late Thursday afternoon due to high winds expected over the next 24 hours. According to Natural Resources Canada, extreme fire behaviour is characterized by a “fast-spreading, high-intensity crown ...

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Deadly Genoa bridge collapse highlights Italy's aging infrastructure

While the disaster in Genoa was the deadliest in recent years, Italy has seen other bridge and highway collapses that have raised alarm about the state of its aging transportation infrastructure. The 51-year-old Morandi Bridge was a key artery that linked highways to Milan and France, a vital lifeline for both commercial traffic as well as vacationers bound for the ...

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'Harrowing' Cache Creek mudslides force dozens out of their homes

Mudslides along Highway 99 have forced 24 people from the Bonaparte Indian Band out of their homes and at least five houses have extensive damage.  Band member Jordan Williams said the storm came unexpectedly on Saturday.  “It looked harrowing,” he said. “You could just hear the hail pelting the roof … then I heard the most deafening thunder outside. I’ve heard thunder ...

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Curtis Granderson's grand slam propels Jays past Royals

Curtis Granderson held up both hands, showing 10 fingers, one for each grand slam. Granderson ran his career grand slam total into the double digits, Marco Estrada pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday night. Jorge Lopez (0-2), who was making his Royals debut after being acquired July ...

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Keith Hernandez slammed for defending Marlins pitcher for plunking Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr.

New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez, left, was slammed after defending a Miami Marlins pitcher who hit Atlanta Braves player Ronald Acuna Jr. with a baseball.  (Getty Images/AP) Tempers boiled over on the field Wednesday night after an opposing pitcher fired a baseball into the left elbow of Rookie of the Year frontrunner Ronald Acuna Jr. — and emotions continued ...

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Fake videos? Computer program generates eerily realistic fake footage

A new computer program can manipulate a video so that its subject mirrors the movements of someone else in another video. In this case, images of Russian President Vladimir Putin are altered to match those of former President Barack Obama.  (HYEONGWOO KIM ACM TRANSACTIONS ON GRAPHICS 2018) Don’t believe everything you see. We are all aware of the ongoing battle ...

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