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WATCH: Texas Fan Loses Bet, Forced to Dance to Teach me How to Gundy

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! This Texas Longhorns fan bet that Oklahoma State would fall on the road last week. And since he lost, he apparently agreed to dance to “Teach me how to Gundy” in an OSU shirt and Gorilla mask. This is peak twitter 2016.A little late but don’t bet against Oklahoma State if you’re a Texas fan!! ??? pic.twitter.com/hhRmeX0KwC— Trask Eagan (@xmans_dad) October 8, 2016Here’s the full video (which is pretty good!) if you want to see the full remix:last_img read more

Pellegrino: Van Dijk may leave

first_imgTransfers Pellegrino admits Van Dijk situation isn’t under his control Dejan Kalinic 10:34 12/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) VirgilvanDijk - Cropped Getty Images Transfers Southampton Premier League The defender could be nearing an exit as his manager admits he is unable to control the market for his star player Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino accepts he cannot control the future of star defender Virgil van Dijk.Van Dijk, 26, has made 12 Premier League appearances for Southampton this campaign after a transfer saga in the off-season.The Netherlands international is again being linked with a move in January, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea reportedly interested. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Pellegrino, whose team were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea on Saturday, admitted Van Dijk could be set for an exit.”I can’t control the market,” he said.”I’m not the owner of the player. I can have my opinion and this I have given to the technical director, to the chairman.”After, the board can decide all together which is the best for the team.”But I repeat that I can’t control the market right now. I will recommend to try to keep our best player here at the club. The club was clear about it in the beginning and I have the same opinion.”Winless in five games, Southampton are 12th in the Premier League.The club also faces a tough road before the window opens again, with matches against Huddersfield, Tottenham and Manchester United all on tap before the end of December.last_img read more

Virginia Tech RB Announces He’s Transferring

first_imgVirginia Tech's Lane Stadium during game against Clemson.BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)The mass exodus continued for the Virginia Tech Hokies despite head coach Justin Fuente releasing a statement suggesting the status of the program is fine. After quarterback Josh Jackson put his name in the transfer portal, running back Deshawn McClease has reportedly decide to join Jackson.McClease took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to announce his transfer from the Hokies football program. The redshirt sophomore running back finished the 2018 season as the Hokies’ second-leading rusher behind Steven Peoples.Now he’s headed elsewhere.“After discussing with my family, we believe that it is best for me to transfer to another university following graduation this spring. I am very eager to continue my football journey and further my education. Thank you so much Hokie Nation for the unbelievable experience!” McClease said in a statement on Twitter.pic.twitter.com/2RYQQOA0tq— Deshawn McClease (@saicko_slim) January 23, 2019McClease finished the 2018 campaign with 433 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He also added 95 receiving yards on eight receptions.His best season with the Hokies came in 2017 when he finished the year with 530 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. McClease joins Jackson, Eric Kumah and Chris Cunningham as the latest Hokies players to announce their transfers away from Virginia Tech.First a losing season and now a mass exodus – Virginia Tech fans won’t be happy.last_img read more

Vancouver gas prices surge to 150 a litre — highest in Canada

Drivers in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland are feeling the effects of chronic fuel supply constraints as prices crest $1.50 a litre in some locations, hovering close to record highs.And at least one analyst believes they could climb further still.“It underscores the real big problem in southwestern British Columbia and that’s that they’re chronically short of gasoline and other fuels,” said GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague, who believes prices will rise even higher.The current spike, in a season of generally lower demand, is caused in part by the outage of a Burnaby, B.C., refinery that Parkland Fuel bought from Chevron in November, he said.The 55,000 barrel-a-day refinery, which McTeague says supplies about a quarter of demand in the region, has been down for planned maintenance since early February and the company doesn’t expect to have it fully running again until the end of March.Still, the region faces longer-standing supply issues that could push prices in the higher-demand summer months to surpass the previous record of $1.56 in June 2014, said McTeague.Prices increases could also come as two of four refineries in Washington State are planning to go down for maintenance, while the lower Canadian dollar is adding to the costs of buying fuel from the U.S., McTeague said.High taxes are also compounding the problems, making up 49.3 cents out of the 150.9 cent price per litre seen Wednesday with another 1.2 cent per litre carbon tax coming in April, he said.“It’s not looking good for that region of the country,” he said.“There’s no spare supply out there, we could see $1.60 for a few days this summer in Vancouver.”While gas prices could see upward pressure across the country as oil prices maintain some gains, McTeague said the Lower Mainland issues are much worse.As Vancouver drivers were paying as much as $1.50 a litre Thursday, pump prices were about $1.09 in Calgary and around $1.24 in Toronto, according to data from Kent Group Ltd. read more

SG Flensburg now waiting better from BarcaMontpellier clash

SG Flensburg Handewitt are the third quarter-finalists of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/2018. Team of Maik Machulla routinely ended job with Swedish IFK Kristianstad 27:24 (13:9) after convincing victory in the first match 26:22.The German team now waiting the better from the clash of FC Barcelona Lassa and Montpellier Handball. ← Previous Story Montpellier’s joker Jonas Truchanovicius: It will be pleasant surprise if we beat Barca Next Story → BUGOJNO 2018: Croatia and Germany book semi-final tickets read more

You could have spent 16000 on potentially fake Google Glasses but eBay

first_imgYou may not win Google’s contest that allows you the privilege of giving the company $1,500 for an early model of its wearable computing device, Glass, but that doesn’t mean you can’t own one, maybe. If you’re the risky sort who also happens to be rich — or at least irresponsibly spends large wads of cash — you can try your hand at bidding on a Glass over on eBay. However, the unit doesn’t exist just yet, or at least not in the seller’s hands.In the auction’s item description, the seller says he or she has been selected as a Glass early adopter, and will be receiving a Glass at a launch event. Basically, it’s a pre-order auction, which isn’t uncommon — especially in the world of game console launches when the consoles have a limited availability. However, those auctions usually come with some sort of proof, like a picture of the pre-order receipt, whereas this Glass auction only comes with the hope of not being screwed over.As the early Glass will cost $1,500, the seller began the auction at that price, and six days later the bid is sitting at around $16,000.The lack of any actual proof isn’t the only thing that makes the auction suspicious, but Google’s contest to be selected as an early adopter is not over yet, and the company said it would let people know if they won sometime around the middle of March. That said, it’s possible that Google let a lucky winner know early, but is finding out worth $16,000? Just wait until the device hits retail, and record videos using your phone instead of your glasses until then.Unfortunately eBay, as they usually do, pulled the listing a few minutes ago. So we’ll never know if this was a real pair of Google glasses that had escapes the clutches of Google’s product managers or if it was just someone trying to rip off a naive technology lover.last_img read more

Des flottes non autorisées dans des zones de pêche de thon rouge

first_imgDes flottes non autorisées dans des zones de pêche de thon rougeSelon un communiqué de WWF-France, deux importantes flottes non autorisées ont été repérées récemment en Méditerranée dans l’une des principales zones de reproduction du thon rouge.Dans un communiqué, l’association environnementale WWF indique que “treize navires chinois et une flotte de pêche battant pavillon inconnu” ont été repérés dans la zone de pêche au thon rouge en mer Méditerranée. Or, aucun de ces navires n’était enregistré sur les listes de navires autorisés. La flotte chinoise, selon WWF, “a traversé la Méditerranée de Suez à Gibraltar, avant de quitter la région le 26 mai”  en passant par le canal de Sicile. Leur signal radio “a été perdu pendant 2 jours” mais “les autorités chinoises [à qui des explications ont été demandées] ont déclaré que la flotte se dirigeait vers la Mauritanie”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Quant à la seconde flotte, sous pavillon inconnu, elle “a été repérée à plusieurs reprises à l’ouest de la Méditerranée, notamment au large des Baléares, principale zone de pêche du thon rouge”. Sergi Tudela, responsable du programme pêche au WWF Méditerranée déplore ainsi que “malgré des signes évidents de pêche illégale et les nombreuses alertes lancées aux autorités compétentes [ … ], à notre connaissance aucune inspection n’a été faite en mer”.Les thoniers français, eux, ont atteint leur quota de prises de thon rouge et sont rentrés au port mercredi, 15 jours avant l’échéance (la saison de pêche était fixée du 15 mai au 15 Juin). “Ce qui ne veut pas dire que les quotas sont “trop faibles” ni que l’espèce n’est plus en danger”, tient à souligner le WWF, qui rappelle que l’évaluation du stock doit être publiée en septembre.Le 2 juin 2012 à 10:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Factory That Made Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Catches Fire

first_imgStay on target Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Not DIY FriendlyGalaxy Note 7, Fan Edition ‘Same Phone’ with Different Batte… The hottest smartphone story of 2016 — quite literally — was the Galaxy Note 7. Innumerable fires led Samsung to eventually issue a global recall and eat a $3 billion loss. Now, as though it was the punchline to an unfunny cosmic joke, the factory that produced the faulty batteries that caused the Galaxy Note 7 fires has also burst into flames.There had been a lot of speculation around what had caused the spectacular failure of the Galaxy Note 7. While the battery itself seemed like the most obvious culprit, some reports pegged flawed design choices. Tolerances were too tight, one report said, and the batteries didn’t have enough room to expand safely inside the super-slim Note 7.Last month, however, Samsung issued the findings of their internal investigation.  They assembled a team of 200 engineers and tasked them with analyzing 200,000 devices and a further 30,000 batteries. President of mobile Koh Dong-Jin announced that it was, in fact, those pesky batteries.We probably shouldn’t be too surprised, then, at the article that the South China Morning Post just published: a fire broke out this morning at a Samsung SDI factory where those batteries were made.According to a Samsung spokesperson, it was a “minor fire.” I think we can all agree that there are fires of different sizes and that you can’t always tell how big a fire was based on the amount of smoke it produces, but that picture sure looks like it captured more than a “minor fire.”Firefighters say that battery components and some partially-assembled batteries caused the blaze. They sent 19 fire engines and 110 firefighters to the scene, but, again… minor fire!last_img read more

Vancouver Evergreen test scores lag state

first_img Clark County’s largest school districts this year saw their students passing standardized tests at a lower rate than the state at large.That’s according to data released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction last week. It showed mixed results for Smarter Balanced Assessments across Washington depending on grade level, subject and demographic group. Washington’s Smarter Balanced tests were given this spring to third- through eighth-grade students, and to high school sophomores.“We’re seeing growth in nearly every student group on [English language arts], and we’re pleased with that,” State Superintendent Chris Reykdal said in a news release. “The math results, though, are a bit flatter, and we know there is more work to be done.”But Reykdal stressed that the test results are only one marker of a district and individual student’s success.“Our focus is on all aspects of student learning, with an emphasis on growth,” he said.To what degree local results trailed the state varies from grade and subject. In Evergreen Public Schools, for example, 44.4 percent of eighth-graders passed the math exam, 3.1 percent less than the state rate of 47.5 percent for that test. For sixth-grade math test-takers, however, the gap was much wider: 36.6 percent of students passed locally, compared with 48.3 percent statewide.Matt Handelman, chief academic accountability officer for Evergreen Public Schools, said the district knows it can work to improve those scores.“I think the overall picture is we have work to do,” Handelman said.Handelman said test scores are a “very public face” of school success but are only one indicator in the full slate of academic achievement and social-emotional growth students experience over the course of their school career.“We’re trying to figure out how do we understand each student and get them on the trajectory to having students graduate, which we’re actually doing a pretty good job at,” Handelman said. “This is something we need to keep working on.” click to enlargelast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly February 26 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioSen. Lisa Murkowski Skeptical Of Forest Service’s Tongass Plan Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCForest Service Chief Tom Tidwell defended his management of the Tongass National Forest to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who chairs the panel, says the service isn’t allowing enough timber sales to keep what remains of the logging industry in Southeast Alaska in business.Arctic Barge Nears Russia After Months In Ice Annie Ropeik, KUCB – UnalaskaAn unmanned fuel barge that got stuck in Arctic sea ice last fall has now made it almost as far as Russia’s northern coast.What Does Alaska’s Minimum Wage Hike Mean For Businesses?Annie Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageAlaska’s statewide minimum wage increase went into effect on Tuesday. Now, thousands of jobs in the state pay $8.75 an hour — a dollar increase. So what does this means for Anchorage’s small businesses and consumers?University of Alaska To Launch Sexual Assault Survey Next Week Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauAfter a several month delay, the University of Alaska will launch a survey next week that deals with sexual assault on campus.Navigating “The New Normal” Of Legal Marijuana Emily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaThe changing laws surrounding legalized marijuana have already created a ripple effect in Sitka. Law enforcement is ironing out the details and businesses are catering to new clientele with mixed results.Independent Power Producers Seek Utility Regulations Change Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageAlternative energy producers in Alaska may benefit from new rules the Regulatory Commission of Alaska is considering.  But other independents say the state’s power statutes are so antiquated they should be completely revised.Rough Winter Takes Toll On Dillingham Residents Matt Martin, KDLG – DillinghamThe lack of snow and warm temperatures this winter have not gone unnoticed by businesses and recreational enthusiasts in Bristol Bay.last_img read more

11 lose sight after cataract surgeries

first_imgIndore : Eleven persons are feared to have lost vision due to bacterial infection following cataract surgeries conducted at a private hospital here last week. Thirteen patients underwent surgeries under the National Programme for Control of Blindness at Indore Netra Chikitsalay on August 8, and some of them later complained of blurred vision, Indore Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Praveen Jadia had told PTI earlier in the day. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us “With 11 patients losing vision as a result of operations, the registration of Indore Netra Chikitsalay is being revoked,” said an order issued by Dr Jadia later Saturday. Similar incident had been reported at the hospital in 2010 when cataract surgeries performed on 18 patients had gone wrong, Jadia said, adding he was not CMHO then. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath termed the incident as “very unfortunate”. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us “How come this hospital got permission to operate after the incident nine years ago,” Nath tweeted. Stern action will be taken against the hospital management and those responsible after inquiry, he added. The unfortunate patients will get free treatment and financial help of Rs 50,000 each, Nath further tweeted. The hospital has been served a show-cause notice and reply has been sought within a month, Dr Jadia said. The victims have been now admitted to another eye hospital, Choithram Netralaya. Advertise With Us Two specialist doctors including Dr Rajiv Raman from Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai would be coming to Indore to examine them and see if a corrective treatment can be administered, he added. There are chances of restoration of eyesight, he said adding that the victims have contracted “pseudomonas” infection. “We are treating them for this bacterial infection. We are probing if they contracted the infection during or after the operation,” Dr Jadia added. The victims are in the age group of 45 to 85. Speaking to media, Rami Bai, one of the patients who complained of blurred vision after the surgery, said in a choked voice, “I can’t see anything now.” District Collector Lokesh Kumar Jatav said the operation theater of the hospital has been sealed for the purpose of probe. Health Minister Tulsiram Silawat said a seven-member committee headed by Indore Divisional Commissioner will probe the tragedy. The hospital authorities, meanwhile, denied any lapse on their part. Indore Netra Chikitsalay director Dr Sudhir Mahasabda said nobody could be blamed for the “unfortunate accident”, and inquiry was underway. “Had there been laxity on our part, how come the other three patients who underwent surgery on August 8 are fine?” he contended.last_img read more

BNP suspects incamera trial of Khaleda

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoThe BNP on Tuesday said the government’s decision to set up a temporary court inside the abandoned Dhaka central jail to carry out the trial of Zia Charitable Trust graft case against party chief Khaleda Zia is an anti-constitutional move.Speaking at an emergency press conference at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also warned that they will announce political action programmes against the government decision, reports UNB.“We’ve come to know the government has issued a gazette notification about shifting the makeshift court from Bakshibazar Alia Madrasah premises to the old central jail to hold the trial of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Charitable Trust case,” he said.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader further said, “We would like to say this decision is contrary to the constitution, and the charter will be violated if it’s implemented.”As per article 35 (3) of the constitution, he said, the trial of such a case must be held in an open court. “We strongly condemn and protest the decision.”Mirza Fakhrul demanded the government withdraw the decision immediately and release ailing Khaleda Zia.“We think, it’ll be an in-camera trial and we’re taking the issue with due importance as the country’s most popular leader’s civic right is being snatched by breaching the constitution. There’s no scope to take the issue lightly.”He said they will announce political programmes soon as it is a very sensitive issue for their party.The BNP leader said the government has kept their chairperson in jail unlawfully with various tricks even after she secured bail from the apex court.He alleged that the government is trying to repress and harass Khaleda using different institutions and influencing the judiciary.“We think the government has taken the move to affect the next general elections and thus restore one-party rule.BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said the trial of any criminal case will have to be held in an open court as per the constitution. “The trial inside the jail means an in-camera trial, which is contradictory to the constitution.”Moudud, also a former law minister, said they will take legal steps against the government’s decision after discussions with party leaders and lawyers.last_img read more

Argentinas Macri wins midterm poll

first_imgArgentina`s President Mauricio Macri (2-R) and his wife the first lady Juliana Awada (2-L) wave next to their daughter Antonia, Argentina`s vice-president Gabriela Michetti (R) and Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta (2-L) during the celebrations after the legislative elections in Argentina, in Buenos Aires on 23 October, 2017. Photo: AFPArgentina’s President Mauricio Macri’s center-right coalition swept crucial mid-term elections Sunday and emerged with a strengthened hand to carry through pro-market economic reforms, according to nearly completed count results.Ex-president Cristina Kirchner took a seat in the Senate, marking a return to the political stage she dominated for 12 years before stepping down in 2015, and guaranteeing herself parliamentary immunity from a string of corruption charges.”We did not win as a party; what won was the certainty that we can change history, and build with love,” a triumphant Macri told cheering supporters in Buenos Aires.”An Argentine with desire has no limits, we are unstoppable,” he said.Kirchner said her new center-left Unidad Ciudadana or “Citizen’s Unity” party had distinguished itself in the vote as the only alternative to Macri’s government.”We must be proud of this result. Unidad Ciudadana has emerged as the strongest opposition to this government,” an ebullient Kirchner told her supporters.”Here nothing is over, everything starts now,” she said.Macri’s Cambiemos, or “Let’s Change,” won in 13 of Argentina’s 23 provinces, as well as in the capital Buenos Aires, according to almost completed counts early Monday.Sunday’s vote, with an official turnout of 78 percent, was widely seen as a referendum on Macri after two years in office, in which he was seeking a mandate to further overhaul of an ailing G20 economy.Macri has so far managed to push through a painful reform program with the help of allies, despite having only 87 seats in the 257-seat lower house of Congress and 15 of 72 senate seats.Argentina’s TN television projected Cambiemos to gain 21 seats to take their representation in Congress to 108, which would be enough to deprive the opposition of a two-thirds majority to block Macri’s reforms, though still fall well short of an overall majority.The opposition Peronist bloc was set to remain static at 145.”Peronism has suffered a fall in the vote,” according to analyst Mariel Fornoni.Aside from Buenos Aires province and city, Cambiemos candidates also polled strongly across the other major electoral centers — Cordoba, Mendoza and Santa Fe.Half of the Congress seats and a third of the Senate’s were being contested in Sunday’s vote.Kirchner’s campaign pitch has been to promise to “put the brakes on” Macri’s cuts in tariffs on agricultural exports, deficit spending and loosening of labor laws.Macri appealed to voters to “not return to the past,” attacking his predecessor’s populist policies.”I voted for the government candidates. I’m far from being convinced but I voted Macri in 2015. The most important thing is that Kirchner doesn’t come back,” said teacher Sergio Peroti, 48, after voting in a school in the capital.Macri’s Cambiemos is an alliance of parties of the right, center-right and social democrats of the historic Radical Civic Union.Despite not having a legislative majority, Macri has been able to get laws passed by striking deals with Kirchner’s enemies in the Peronist movement and with governors who depend on federal funds to finance their budgets.- Corruption -Another ex-president, Carlos Menem, won a third term in the Senate at the age of 87, giving himself another four years of immunity despite being convicted for illegally trading weapons to Ecuador and Croatia.Macri’s first year in office was marked by a 30 percent devaluation of the national currency and a 2.3 percent contraction of the economy.But the economy has begun to recover, posting 1.6 percent growth in the first half of the year.However, growth remains below the levels reached before 2010 under the back-to-back husband-and-wife governments of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner, in power from 2003 to 2015.Macri has gained support for his economic reforms from the United States, the European Union and international lending institutions. He was showered with praise at a recent forum of Argentine business leaders.Macri is an engineer by profession from a wealthy family that founded a business empire. His launching pad into politics was his chairmanship of the Boca Juniors football club, which won numerous local and international titles under his leadership.Kirchner, on the other hand, is a former militant in the most combative Peronist factions during the difficult 1970s, when the country was run by a repressive military dictatorship. Her politics moderated with the return of democracy in Argentina.She has been prosecuted for alleged corruption in office, but she insists she is the victim of political persecution.last_img

Demon Evocation Invocation Which Is Right for You

first_imgI’ve written a lot of stuff for Geek.com about a lot of different topics, but the most successful, popular thing I’ve ever written? A list of demons to summon. Seriously. So, the fine folks at Geek.com asked me to come back and share some more in-depth wisdom on demonology, a field in which I’ve had a fair amount of success despite being, admittedly, self-taught and, perhaps, somewhat unorthodox in my approach.To make sure you’re up-to-speed and understand some of the foundational concepts we’ll be assuming knowledge of; I recommend you check out a helpful FAQ I put together, entitled, appropriately, The Beginners Guide to Demonology.When I first started learning about demonology, one of the things that kept tripping me up was the difference between evocation and invocation. Both come from Latin – albeit different root words – and they look and sound incredibly similar. Many dictionaries even equate the two or use one to define the other. And yet, even a brief perusal of works on magic clearly demonstrates that there is a distinction between the two, although, confusingly, both can be used to summon demons.So, what’s the difference?In the simplest terms, to evoke a demon is to bring it into existence in the real world, while invocation sees a demon brought inside of the person summoning it. That’s a sufficient enough explanation for a trivia question, but like most things in demonology, it only gets more complicated the more you look at or think about it.First up, let’s talk about evocation. This is what you see in fiction all the time: A summoner draws a circle to keep the demon trapped, lights some candles, calls them up and tries to extract something from them – typically knowledge or a service of some kind. Many extant grimoires exist to aid this process, and in fact, most of the demons listed in the Ars Goetia are capable of giving summoners specific types of knowledge, everything from medicines and plants to the very nature of the universe.Of course, things in the real world aren’t often as they are in fiction, and while certainly possible, evoking a demon likely won’t result in your finding a red, snarling creature in your bedroom. Thankfully, in my opinion. Just because the demon is brought into the real world doesn’t mean that it exists in a physical form, and it certainly doesn’t exist in its “real form” because as a cultivated ideal or concept, the demon doesn’t have a “real form.”Instead, when demons are evoked, they typically make their presence known through simple signs that likely need to be interpreted. It’s possible to give demons language, but it is exceedingly difficult to force a voice out of nothingness. So, unless you’re able to glean meaning from flickering candles, evocation will likely require some type of medium to communicate with the demon. No, not a mysterious figure that holds a séance – Houdini debunked all of that almost a century ago – but something that embodies a sense of chaos and chance while opening itself to interpretation. Ouija boards and tarot cards are some of the most popular options, but runes, a dense book (like the Bible) or anything else you like can also work. But evocation isn’t just good for demon Q&A sessions – demons who have been evoked can also perform tasks for you, ones which vary as widely as you can possibly imagine. Possibly even wider still. After all, the Ars Goetia is a collection of the demons summoned by one of the greatest magicians of all time, the Biblical Solomon, who summoned, physically manifested and enslaved the demons that dug his mines and built his kingdom.Regrettably, however, none of us are King Solomon, which means that summoning a single demon is a tremendous challenge and summoning multiple is practically impossible. It is a great, difficult feat to create anything – to bring something out of nothing, to give form to the void – but even more challenging still is to keep your creation in existence while not losing control of it. This was the true greatness of Solomon, that even after freeing his demons from whatever circle held them – as you must if you want them to perform a task – he was still able to exert his control over them. Such high-level magic is beyond the scope of these articles. So if you’re looking to unleash demons on your neighbors…best to go elsewhere.Evocation is a powerful tool to be sure, but sometimes it’s simply not enough. You don’t have questions that need answering – maybe you already know the answers, or have received them previously. And even if you are one of the rare talents who can manifest and dominate a demon, perhaps what needs doing needs to be done by you personally. This is where invocation comes in.When you invoke a demon, you internalize the demon, which then exists within you. This can be done in a few different ways, but one of the most popular is bringing the demon inside of you. This is the most straightforward as it is the most similar to invocation – the summoner manifests the demon, then welcomes it in, all while, crucially, maintaining strict control.While effective, the above is a process that I find time-consuming and needlessly complicated, much preferring to cut out the middle man and manifest the demon inside of myself. This involves acknowledging the demon’s animating concept or ideal and then finding it within yourself. There it can be cultivated and nourished until the demon is within you.All of this raises a great question though: Why would anyone want to let themselves be possessed by a demon!?The thing is…this isn’t possession. Possession involves a demon taking complete control over you, which, naturally, is never the goal. In a well-conducted invocation, the summoner benefits from the demon’s presence inside of them but is still always in control of their thoughts and actions. Of course, when you invite a demon into yourself, you obviously open yourself up to possession as a possibility, especially if you are untrained, inexperienced or undisciplined. I am, thankfully, not an exorcist, so I can’t get any more in depth on possession, its risks, and its remedies.But while invocation carries risks, it also boasts incredible rewards, ones that simply cannot be obtained otherwise. That’s because by invoking a demon you can not only benefit from the raw power of its animating concept, but you can then use that power to change yourself in positive ways, to mold your person into who you want or need to be. While evocation allows you to learn about the world and even act upon it, it – like all of demonology – is predicated on your personal fortitude and strength of will. And how do you bolster your fortitude and will? Invocation.Invocation allows you to change yourself, bestowing upon yourself the power to accomplish great things – like Odin sacrificing himself to himself to obtain the power of the runes, the power of language and magic. And just like Odin, if you want to look into the future, if you want to harness magical power, first you need to change yourself.Invocation is a difficult, trying, dangerous task, but except in exceedingly rare cases, it’s necessary in order to execute the much less complicated evocations. This, in short, is the reason for demonology’s difficulty: You have to begin with the hardest part.And even if you can invoke a demon, even if you ward yourself successfully against possession, there’s a significant chance that the concept you chase will bring with it unanticipated consequences. That’s because animating concepts and ideals are Trojan horses that carry with them darker aspects of themselves and sometimes even their own antithesis. Two of the most common examples: Summoners’ efforts to imbue themselves with success can bring with it greed; a search for knowledge can impart arrogance.Though it sounds easy to only summon up the “good” parts of a given concept, it’s far easier said than done. This is due to the inherent complexity of larger, meaningful concepts – their ambiguity is what makes them profound, their flexibility what makes them powerful. Also playing a major role in most western traditions is Christianity, which due to its prevalence, has left the remnants of its cosmological framework in most everyone’s heads. The upshot? Most people, at their core, even if they profess otherwise, still see demons as unequivocally evil.Both evocation and invocation can provide summoners with tangible, powerful benefits, but in the vast majority of cases, to evoke a demon, a summoner must first invoke one, which carries with it considerable risks and challenges. As always, exercise caution and remember that everything emanates from you – demonology, at its root, is about taking control, not ceding it.Stay tuned for more articles in this series, including more discussion of what specifically demons can do for you, as well as, of course, our most requested topic: How to begin summoning them yourself.Aubrey Sitterson is a comic book writer and podcaster. You can find him on Twitter and his work on his website, and yes, he summons demons on a daily basis. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Four held with firearms

first_imgKolkata: South 24-praganas police have arrested four miscreants and recovered firearms from their possession.Acting on a tip off, a team of district police divided into various groups and raided various places like Kashipur, Gosaba and Joynagar and arrested the accused. Six firearms and 10 rounds of cartridges were seized.The district police had specific information that the fire arms have been kept in various houses at different locations. After carrying out an investigation, police identified the houses. They are looking into the possible reasons behind hoarding the firearms in those houses. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePolice suspect that other miscreants are also involved in the incident. The accused have admitted their guilt during the interrogation. The investigators are trying to figure if the accused were a part of any arms smuggling racket operating from the state.The accused are being interrogated in this connection. Senior police officers in the district suspect that more firearms are being kept in other places by the accused. A detailed probe is on.last_img read more

Mamata expresses grief over death of Annapurna Devi

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over the death of legendary musician Annapurna Devi who died at a hospital in Mumbai on Saturday. “Saddened at the passing away of Annapurna Devi…My condolences to her family and admirers,” Banerjee posted on her twitter handle. Devi (91) passed away at 3.51 am. She was suffering from age related issues for the past few years. Devi was an Indian Surbahar player of Hindustani classical music and she was the daughter and disciple of Allauddin Khan.last_img read more

VIDEO Peter Sagan DQd from Tour de France after elbowing Mark Cavendish

first_imgPeter Sagan has been disqualified from the Tour de France after elbowing Mark Cavendish into a barrier while the two were sprinting to the finish line of Stage 4 of the race. Cavendish was taken to the hospital for observation.There’s always contact in tight packs during in high-level cycling, but there’s no other way to call this one other than it’s a egregious cheap shot elbow.DQ deserved here:CICLISMO| Mark Cavendish sufre una durísima caída tras un codazo de Peter Sagan en el sprintDemare ?#TDF2017 pic.twitter.com/WWbeLOZCB3— Sport Review (@Sportreviewapp) July 4, 2017 Advertisement Here’s the slow motion:last_img read more

Costa Ricas Chinchilla is leastpopular president in the Americas

first_imgCosta Rican President Laura Chinchilla came in last place in a ranking of Western Hemisphere leaders based on countries’ internal voter approval ratings. The ranking, conducted by Mexican firm Consulta Mitofsky, found that Chinchilla holds the worst internal approval rating in the Americas.The study collected data from 19 countries to create a list divided into five categories of approval: outstanding, high, medium, low and very low. Chinchilla received a “very low” rating. Data included polls published by local firms, including UNIMER and CID Gallup in Costa Rica.The region’s most popular presidents are Rafael Correa, from Ecuador, with an 81 percent approval rating, followed by Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos (67 percent approval)  and El Salvador’s Mauricio Funes (65 percent). Chinchilla received an approval rating of only 26 percent, according to recent polls, placing her at the bottom of the list. One slot above her was Chile’s Sebastián Piñera and Panama’s Ricardo Martinelli, who both have an approval rating of a dismal 33 percent.Costa Rican Communication Minister Francisco Chacón said Chinchilla’s approval rating is low because “she has had to govern in difficult times, and the situation in the country has been anything but simple.”U.S. President Barack Obama ranked 11th with 48 percent approval, and Canada’s Stephen Harper ranked 15th with 41 percent.The Full List1. Rafael Correa, Ecuador2. Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia3. Mauricio Funes, El Salvador4. Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua5. Ollanta Humala, Peru6. Dilma Rousseff, Brazil7. Hugo Chávez, Venezuela8. Cristina Kirchner, Argentina9. Leonel Fernández, Dominican Republic10. Felipe Calderón, Mexico11. Barack Obama, United States12. Porfirio Lobo, Honduras13. Fernando Lugo, Paraguay14. José Mujica, Uruguay15. Stephen Harper, Canada16. Evo Morales, Bolivia17. Ricardo Martinelli, Panama18. Sebastián Piñera, Chile19. Laura Chinchilla, Costa Rica  Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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