Female writer, director and producer aim to drag Northern Ireland’s short film scene into the 21st century.Continue reading →
On the face of it, you wouldn?™t pick DenDD vs. PixelFire to be a classic Counter-Strike match. They?™re minor professional teams, far below the level of the Fnatics or Na?™Vis of the world. But last weekend, they ended up making history: the first map of their best-of-three went into triple, then quadruple, and finally quintuple overtime. By the time the last shots were fired, they had played 79 straight rounds, in the longest map in the history of Counter-Strike LAN tournaments.Continue reading →
This has to be one of the more interesting ways to clear snow. In Colorado, road crews have a unique way to preemptively take care of snow build up in mountain passes: a World War II era 105-millimeter howitzer that they lease from the US Army.
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Oregon House Bill 4062 sets a retail tax of 50 percent on e-cigarettes and the liquid used in these devices. The bill appeared to be a starting point in the tax discussion, which will have to be debated in the House Revenue Committee if House Health passes the bill. Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, delayed the vote until Monday. Anti-tobacco advocates say the exponential increase in recent years of the use of e-cigarettes by adolescents, driven in part by their low price compared to heavily taxed regular cigarettes. Vaping advocates say the increase will deter smokers looking to quit.Continue reading →