Saturday, February 10, 2018

FEB 10, 2018 - 11:04 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS & PHOTOS

*"Winning photos from the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018

9 February 2018.

"A picture of the vast ecological region known as the Cerrado in Brazil has won 

first place in this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year.

Marcio Cabral of Brasilia, Brazil, scooped the award with his winning image 

entitled Cerrado Sunrise. Tyrone McGlinchey, managing director of IGPOTY said: 

"Marcio has captured a spectacular vision of plant life in the Cerrado, displaying 

the beautiful flowers of Paepalanthus chiquitensis, stretching out on countless 

filaments towards the first light of the rising sun.""

*"The new Chevrolet Tahoe is designed to make an impression. Its sculpted 

exterior and confident, athletic stance command attention, while the available 

soft touch leather-appointed interior surrounds the driver and passengers with 

premium amenities. STARTING AT: $47,500. AS SHOWN: $62,695."


*"Not the dress again — illusion from two identical images confuses the 

internet." By Hillary Grigonis — Posted on February 8, 2018, 12:50 pm.

"Two roads diverged — and confused the internet (again). In a sequel to that 

blue-and-black-or-white-and-gold-dress and those green strawberries, another 

optical illusion is confusing the internet, and this time, not on color. This week, a 

Redditor shared a photo of what appears to be a road taken from two different 

perspectives. Big deal, right? Except the images are actually one and the same."

he post shows two images of a street side-by-side. The one on the right, 

however, appears to slant more towards the right. That’s problematic, because if 

you overlay the images with each other, it’s easy to see that both images are 

identical, pixel for pixel."

*"NWA – transforming from poppy cultivation to hub of trans-regional trade

Nationa. MIRANSHAH: Once a hotbed of terrorism and a centre of poppy 

cultivation, North Waziristan Agency (NWA) is set to transform into a hub of 

regional and trans-regional trade as Ghulam Khan border crossing is about to be 

inaugurated next month.

It merits mention here that Pakistan has constructed a three-lane highway as a 

new trade road with Afghanistan and the Ghulam Khan crossing would be third 

major trade route linking Afghanistan’s Khost with Miranshah. 37 MINS AGO. BY 



*"Observatory Spots Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster Zooming Through Space (Video)

By Steve Spaleta, Senior Producer | February 9, 2018 12:56 pm 


"Fly, Starman, fly! The Tesla Roadster and its mannequin driver, that launched 

into space aboard SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday (Feb. 6), has 

been spotted zipping through space by a telescope on the ground. And we can't 

stop watching it!"

Video uploaded to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest.

*"Neary Adeline Hay’s decision to study art in university was an act of defiance 

against her parents. Nothing new there, it seems – but unlike her more privileged 

peers, her choice was driven by something more profound than merely juvenile 


It was how she vented her frustration at being kept in the dark throughout her 

adolescence in France about what her family went through in Cambodia during 

the Khmer Rouge era. “When I lived with my family, it was like living in 

Cambodia – but that of their youth. My parents were just frozen in the 1970s,” 

she said about growing up in Paris, where her family settled down in 1984 after 

fleeing Cambodia three years previously.

Clarence Tsui | Publication date 02 February 2018 | 07:12 ICT.


"Neary Adeline Hay in Rotterdam earlier this month. Clarence Tsui.

*"Poet, lyricist, and digital activist John Perry Barlow dies, aged 70

Friday, February 9, 2018. "Poet, lyricist, and digital activist John Perry Barlow 

dies, aged 70. On Wednesday morning, US poet, lyricist, and digital rights activist 

John Perry Barlow died in his sleep at his San Francisco home. The 

announcement of his death specified no cause, but reportedly Barlow had 

recently experienced debilitating health problems. The co-founder of the digital 

rights legal defense non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and former 

lyricist of rock band Grateful Dead was 70. The EFF announced his death."

John Perry Barlow, 2009. Image: Joi. 


*On Google's search page today: "Day 2 of the Doodle Snow Games!"


*"Telegraph. England vs Wales, Six Nations 2018: What time is kick-off, what TV 

channel is it on and what are the latest odds?" Read more at:



*"The First Europeans Had a Striking Combination of Features. Scientists have 

put a smiling face to one of the first human residents of Great Britain.

At 10,000 years old, "Cheddar Man" is one of the oldest known Homo sapiens 

found in England, as well as being one of the most complete skeletons." 

By Stephanie Pappas, Contributor | February 8, 2018 

01:47 pm ET.

"The full facial reconstruction of "Cheddar Man" on display at the National 

History Museum in London on Feb. 6."


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