This year’s race will be held Friday, April 13, with a Saturday, April 14 backup race date. In a release from race officials they stated that this year “will be a historic one to watch, as this will be the last as we know it. Officially, Arctic Man featuring skiers and snowboarders will not happen in 2019.” Roughly a dozen teams have signed up for this years event. The race will take place near Summit Lake on the Richardson Highway, just north of Paxon. The event consists of teams of two , with a skier and a snowmachiner. The skier goes down a mountain, is towed by the snowmachine up another incline, and the skier goes down again. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After over 32 years the popular Alaskan Winter/Spring Event, the Arctic Man Title Race, is ending, according to race organizers. Even though 2018 is the last year for the race, organizers say there will be plenty to do at Arctic Man in upcoming years.
0 Preview • X-mini’s Evolve Bluetooth headphone doubles as a wireless speaker (hands-on) Headphones X-mini Evolve Share your voice 45 Photos Best wireless Bluetooth headphones for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR Post a comment Tags The X-mini Xtlas Plus earphones offer great sound without costing too much. Aloysius Low/CNET X-mini is best known for its capsule speakers, but the Singaporean company took a new approach last year with new wireless and wired earphones. I’ve previously tried out the Evolve speaker headphones and liked them, but I wasn’t too sure how the company would fare outside of its comfort zone. Tuning a pair of tiny earphones is a lot different from engineering small speakers for loud sound, after all. But it appears the company’s bet for its Xtlas Plus line paid off. Weighing just 0.6 ounces (17 grams), the Xtlas Plus uses a triple-driver setup with two balanced armature drivers alongside a dynamic one. Pairing a dynamic driver with the armature driver gives it more oomph in the bass department — in theory, at least. And the Xtlas Plus sort of succeeds on that front. Braided cables help you avoid tangles. Aloysius Low/CNET X-mini’s sound tends to focus on the clarity of the trebles, and its earphones pretty much stick to the same formula. The company’s speakers usually try not to overdo the bass, and the Xtlas Plus is the same. There are times where you just want a strong bass, especially for electronic tracks, and the Xtlas Plus feels a tad too tame there. That said, put on tracks with strong vocals and the earphones really shine. The sound is clear and crisp, and you can hear plenty of detail. If you like listening to classical tracks, you’ll love how much clarity the Xtlas Plus delivers for each individual instrument. It’s also Hi-Res Audio certified.At S$130 in Singapore (about $95, £75 or AU$135 converted), the X-mini Xtlas Plus earphones are pretty good value for what they offer. There’s also a carrying pouch bundled and three pairs of ear tips for the right fit.
AMSA AminAhead of the 11th parliamentary elections, former Kurigram Awami League leader retired major general AMSA Amin joined Kamal Hossain-led Gano Forum on Saturday.He joined Gano Forum, a key component of one of BNP’s alliances Jatiya Oikya Front, at a programme at Kamal Hossain’s Motijheel chamber around 1pm.Kamal Hossain welcomed Amin, Gano Forum media wing member Latiful Bari Hamim told UNB.Senior Gano Forum leaders, including its executive president Subrta Chowdhury and general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu, and Jatiya Oikya Prokriya leader Sultan Mohammad Mansur were, among others, present.Amin contested the 2001 election with Awami League ticket from Kurigram-2 constituency but could not come out successful.On 19 Nov, ten retired defence officers formally joined Gano Forum.Earlier, Reza Kibria, son of slain former Awami League finance minister Shah AMS Kibria, joined the party and submitted its nomination paper to Kamal on Sunday to contest the 30 December parliamentary polls under Jatiya Oikya Front from Habiganj-1 constituency.
Share Photo via Dictionary.comThis screen shot provided by Dictionary.com shows the word “complicit,” on the Dictionary.com website.Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic helped elevate the word “complicit” as Dictionary.com‘s word of the year for 2017.Look-ups of the word increased nearly 300 percent over last year as “complicit” hit just about every hot button from politics to natural disasters, lexicographer Jane Solomon told The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s formal announcement of the site’s pick.“This year a conversation that keeps on surfacing is what exactly it means to be complicit,” she said. “Complicit has sprung up in conversations about those who speak out against powerful figures in institutions, and those who stay silent.”The first of three major spikes for the word struck March 12. That was the day after “Saturday Night Live” aired a sketch starring Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump in a glittery gold dress peddling a fragrance called “Complicit” because: “She’s beautiful, she’s powerful, she’s complicit.”The bump was followed by another April 5, also related to Ivanka, Solomon said. It was the day after she appeared on “CBS This Morning” and told Gayle King, among other things: “I don’t know what it means to be complicit.”It was unclear at the time whether Ivanka was deflecting or whether the summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business — with a degree in economics — didn’t really know.Another major spike occurred Oct. 24, the day Arizona Republican Jeff Flake announced from the Senate floor that he would not seek re-election, harshly criticizing President Donald Trump and urging other members of the party not to stand silently with the president.“I have children and grandchildren to answer to, and so, Mr. President, I will not be complicit,” Flake said.Solomon noted that neither she nor Dictionary.com can know what sends people to dictionaries or dictionary sites to look up “complicit” or any other word. She and other lexicographers who study look-up behavior believe it’s likely a combination of people who may not know a definition, are digging deeper or are seeking inspiration or emotional reinforcement of some sort.As for “complicit,” she said several other major events contributed to interest in the word. They include the rise of the opioid epidemic and how it came to pass, along with the spread of sexual harassment and assault allegations against an ever-growing list of powerful men, including film mogul Harvey Weinstein.The scandal that started in Hollywood and quickly spread across industries has led to a mountain of questions over who knew what, who might have contributed and what it means to stay silent.While Solomon shared percentage increases for “complicit,” the company would not disclose the number of look-ups, calling that data proprietary.The site chooses its word of the year by heading straight for data first, scouring look-ups by day, month and year to date and how they correspond to noteworthy events, Solomon said. This year, a lot of high-volume trends unsurprisingly corresponded to politics. But the site also looks at lower-volume trends to see what other words resonated. Among them:— INTERSEX: It trended on Dictionary.com in January thanks to model Hanne Gaby Odiele speaking up about being intersex to break taboos. As a noun it means “an individual having reproductive organs or external sexual characteristics of both male and female.” Dictionary.com traces its origins back to 1915, as the back formation of “intersexual.”— SHRINKAGE: While the word has been around since 1790, a specific definition tied to a famous 1994 episode of “Seinfeld” led to a word look-up revival in February. That’s when a house in The Hamptons where the episode was filmed went on the market. For the record: The Jason Alexander character George Costanza emerges with “shrinkage” from a pool and said “shrinkage” is noted by Jerry’s girlfriend.— TARNATION: It had a good ride on Dictionary.com in the first few months of the year due to a round of social media fun with the “What in tarnation” meme that had animals and various objects wearing cowboy hats.— HOROLOGIST: As in master clockmaker, like the one featured in the podcast “S-Town,” the highly anticipated “This American Life” follow-up to the popular “Serial” podcast. All seven episodes of murder intrigue were released at once in March. Horologist, used in the radio story, trended around that time.— TOTALITY: There were look-up spikes in August. Thank you, solar eclipse and your narrow band of totality, meaning the strip of land where the sun was completely obscured by the moon.
Categories: Mueller News 20Jun Rep. Mueller: Park officers must be allowed to enforce marijuana laws State Rep. Mike Mueller recently testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of his plan to allow parks and recreation officers to enforce provisions of the new recreational marijuana law in state parks, forest land and waterways.Mueller, of Linden, said officers commissioned by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) already have the ability to enforce a number of laws, including violations involving alcohol.“These officers are tasked with protecting the people who visit our parks and safeguarding the sanctity of our state lands and waterways. We must give them the tools they need to do their jobs effectively,” Mueller said.Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy, noted that parks and recreation officers previously had the authority to enforce marijuana-related violations on state lands, but that changed after the voter-initiated law legalizing recreational marijuana took effect.“Recreational marijuana was legalized last year, but the law has clear restrictions – including a ban on smoking in public,” Mueller said. “This solution will simply allow park officers to enforce the new marijuana regulations.”House Bill 4693 remains under consideration by the House Judiciary Committee.###