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how rebellion was responsible for the panama canal


how much about the panama canal do you remember from your history class? this video will tell you a lot more of the story than your high school history teacher did!full story at youtube.more great history. posted by josh urich






the latest: experts resume effort to rescue sea lion


vacaville, calif. — the latest on a stranded sea lion in california (all times local):11:40 a.m.marine mammal experts in northern california have resumed an effort to rescue a young sea lion from a canal.the marine mammal center confirmed wednesday that the sea lion has re-emerged from a drainage pipe in the small city of vacaville.it's unclear how the sea lion got into the canal.the closest body of water is the sacramento river, about 50 miles north.but experts at the center believe the animal likely traveled up the river, took a wrong turn and followed a series of agricultural ditches and waterways to get to the canal on tuesday.mammal center spokesman giancarlo rulli says the sea lion is believed to be a young male, is fat, looks healthy and seems to be enjoying his adventure.___12:15 a






few details after amtrak police officer shoots man near union station


an amtrak police officer s and wounded a man near union station on wednesday night, but officials were releasing few details about it.the officer s the 25-year-old man in the left shoulder around 8:45 p.m. in the 300 block of south canal street, authorities said.  he was taken in serious-to-critical condition to stroger hospital.an amtrak representative said the officer was not injured and referred questions to chicago police. neither amtrak nor chicago police would say whether a gun was recovered from the wounded man.  police did say cash and drugs were found on him.canal street between van buren and harrison streets were blocked off late wednesday as police investigated the shooting just down from union station.  officers also taped off a small area in front of the station near canal and






sea lion evades rescue from california farmland canal


vacaville, calif. — wildlife experts are frustrated by a young sea lion that evaded their attempts to rescue him from a canal that cuts through farmland and an inland northern california neighborhood.an animal services official spotted the sea lion tuesday morning in vacaville and contacted the marine mammal center, according to spokesman giancarlo rulli.vacaville police officers, fire officials and more than a dozen marine mammal center responders tried unsuccessfully for hours to flush the animal out of a drainage pipe in the canal. the rescue was called off for nightfall and will resume wednesday, rulli said.it's unclear how the sea lion got into the canal. the closest body of water is the sacramento river, about 50 miles north. but experts at the center believe the animal likely travel






sea lion named "mr. leisure" evades authorities for second day


vacaville, calif. -- a young sea lion camped out in a farmland canal in california poked his head back out of a drainage pipe wednesday, a day after rescuers tried for hours to wrangle it and take it for a checkup, officials said. marine mammal experts are trying again to get the animal out of the canal in the small inland city of vacaville, between san francisco and sacramento. the rescue had been called off for nightfall.on wednesday around 9 a.m., the sea lion, which has been dubbed “mr. leisure,” emerged from a concrete culvert and went east in the canal, which is the wrong way, cbs sacramento reports.wildlife officials are using plastic fencing stretched across the canal and loud noises to get mr. leisure to turn around.  the closest body of water is the sacramento river, about 50 mil






sea lion evades rescue from california farmland canal


vacaville, calif. (ap) — wildlife experts are frustrated by a young sea lion that evaded their attempts to rescue him from a canal that cuts through farmland and an inland northern california neighborhood.an animal services official spotted the sea lion tuesday morning in vacaville and contacted the marine mammal center, according to spokesman giancarlo rulli.vacaville police officers, fire officials and more than a dozen marine mammal center responders tried unsuccessfully for hours to flush the animal out of a drainage pipe in the canal. the rescue was called off for nightfall and will resume wednesday, rulli said.it’s unclear how the sea lion got into the canal. the closest body of water is the sacramento river, about 50 miles north. but experts at the center believe the animal likely t






moira anderson police find 'areas of interest' at canal


image caption police began the first phase of the search of monkland canal last week police divers are due to begin investigating five "areas of interest" in the search for a north lanarkshire girl who disappeared 60 years ago.an operation began last week to scan a section of the monkland canal in an effort to locate the remains of 11-year-old moira anderson. she left her grandmother's house in coatbridge on 23 february 1957 to go to the shops but never returned. convicted paedophile alexander gartshore is suspected of her murder.the first phase of the operation focused on a 170m (185 yards) stretch of canal at carnbroe. although it is 3.5m (11.5ft) deep, around 2m (6.5ft) of that is silt. image caption moira anderson was last seen by her family on 23 february 1957 the team were joined by






moira anderson police find 'areas of interest' at canal


image caption police began the first phase of the search of monkland canal last week police divers are due to begin investigating five "areas of interest" in the search for a north lanarkshire girl who disappeared 60 years ago.an operation began last week to scan a section of the monkland canal in an effort to locate the remains of 11-year-old moira anderson. she left her grandmother's house in coatbridge on 23 february 1957 to go to the shops but never returned. convicted paedophile alexander gartshore is suspected of her murder.the first phase of the operation focused on a 170m (185 yards) stretch of canal at carnbroe. although it is 3.5m (11.5ft) deep, around 2m (6.5ft) of that is silt. image caption moira anderson was last seen by her family on 23 february 1957 the team were joined by






arrests made in connection to utah girl, 14, found injured in canal, police say


smithfield, utah -- two men have been taken into custody in connection to a 14-year-old utah girl who was found injured about six hours after she went missing, smithfield county police said saturday.a family friend found the girl in a canal ten miles from her home around 12:45 a.m. friday morning, according to lt. mike petersen with cache county sheriff’s department, cbs affiliate kutv reports. police say the girl had significant but unspecified injuries and that authorities are investigating “suspicious circumstances” surrounding the incident.  the girl received medical treatment and was transported to a local hospital, and then was later transported by helicopter to a salt lake city hospital, kutv reports.a volunteer searcher spotted the girl early friday morning in the canal near a smit






1 wounded in police-involved shooting near union station


one person was wounded in a police-involved shooting wednesday evening near union station, authorities said.the shooting, which involved an amtrak police officer shooting someone, took place near van buren and canal streets about 8:45 p.m. one person was taken in serious-to-critical condition to stroger hospital, according to a chicago fire department spokesman.an amtrak spokesperson confirmed late wednesday that an amtrak police officer was involved in the shooting and that the chicago police department was leading the investigation. the officer was not injured, officials said.amtrak did not release any other details about what led to the shooting. chicago police were not releasing information and referred questions to amtrak police.canal street between van buren and harrison streets were






for $55, a phone and an ipod, two teens shot 14-year-old girl in the back of the


on friday, just after midnight, they found deserae turner. the 14-year-old girl was alone in a dry canal in smithfield, utah, close to the city’s public high school.the girl’s disappearance six hours earlier shook her hometown, a small utah village called amalga a few miles away from smithfield. her family became concerned thursday evening when the ninth grader, who had been in touch with her family throughout the day, failed to return home from school. turner’s family filed a missing-person report with the cache county sheriff’s office around 6:30 p.m.what came next was worse. “i haven’t seen anything like this case in the 18 years that i’ve worked for cache county,” said james swink, the cache county attorney, during a tuesday news conference from the county courthouse. “it weighs heavil






sea lion stuck in california farmland canal evades rescue


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panama canal authority ures safety after report on wear


panama city — the panama canal authority insisted thursday its new expanded locks are safe and handling increased traffic from the $5.25 billion expansion project inaugurated last june.the statement e a day after the ociated press, citing captains who navigate the waterway, reported that the locks' rubber defenses have been worn down prematurely by repeated contact with the enormous vessels.a canal authority statement said nearly 800 so-called new panamax ships have transited the locks since june, an average of 5.3 vessels per day."during their nearly eight months of operations, the new locks have offered a safe and efficient service to maritime industry," the authority said.in a separate letter to the ap, the authority characterized problems as "isolated" and more than offset by the incre






amtrak officers involved in shooting placed on administrative ignment


few details after amtrak police officer shoots man near union stationchicago tribune staffan amtrak police officer s and wounded a man near union station on wednesday night, but officials were releasing few details about it.the officer s the 25-year-old man in the left shoulder around 8:45 p.m. in the 300 block of south canal street, authorities said.  he was taken in serious-to-critical...an amtrak police officer s and wounded a man near union station on wednesday night, but officials were releasing few details about it.the officer s the 25-year-old man in the left shoulder around 8:45 p.m. in the 300 block of south canal street, authorities said.  he was taken in serious-to-critical... (chicago tribune staff)






boy, 6, dead and his 10-year-old brother in hospital after they fell through ice


airdrie, alta. — a six-year-old boy has died and his brother was in hospital after both fell through ice north of calgary.rcmp cpl. curtis peters says they got a 911 call monday afternoon from a woman who saw the boys fall through the ice on a canal in airdrie.peters says firefighters got the brothers out of the water.the six-year-old was taken by air ambulance to alberta children’s hospital in calgary and was pronounced dead.the 10-year-old was also in hospital in serious condition and peters says his prognosis was good.peters says recent warm weather has affected the ice in small bodies of water, adding he’s not sure if there were warnings to stay off the canal in airdrie.“the ponds and the canals in all these areas that take on drainage this time of year,they’re not going to be stable,






car plunges into california aqueduct, 2 killed and 1 rescued


hesperia, calif. — a mother and one of her children were killed, a second child was rescued and a third was missing friday after a car plunged into the california aqueduct in the high desert city of hesperia.divers searched unsuccessfully for the missing toddler in darkness after the thursday night crash and returned to the canal after sunrise.the search was suspended later in the day and expected to resume on saturday.the cause of the single-vehicle crash was under investigation.an older child was found clinging to a float in the waterway and was rescued almost immediately after the accident, said cindy bachman, a spokeswoman for the san bernardino county sheriff's department.more than 440 miles long, the california aqueduct is an open canal that carries water from northern rivers to farm






mardi gras: 'one time of year people can act like fools'


new orleans — the streets of new orleans are filled with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. lots of beads.tuesday marks the culmination of the carnival season, which started jan. 6.mardi gras is "the one time of year people can act like fools and get away with it," said one reveler, craig channell.channell, his wife, darlene channell, and friend dian walsh were visiting from tampa, florida. host bill tucker pulled a wagon holding a big cooler and four roll-up chairs. the group was among 30 or so people who took the 7 a.m. ferry tuesday to canal street. the crowd included people in tutus and a half-dozen pirates.the biggest parades take place along the st. charles avenue parade route, where the krewe of zul






egyptian christians fearing terror flee sinai for fourth day


ismailia, egypt—egyptian christians fearing attacks by islamic state militants fled the volatile northern part of the sinai peninsula for a fourth day on sunday, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds packing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority.more than 100 families from the town of el-arish and nearby have come to the suez canal city of ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east...






the latest: charges say teen boys planned to rob, kill girl


logan, utah — the latest on two 16-year-old boys charged with shooting a girl in the head (all times local):4:45 p.m.prosecutors say two utah teens charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her there with a plan to rob and kill her.charging documents filed tuesday say the 16-year-old boys told the girl they wanted to sell her a knife, but after she arrived, they shot her. she's in critical condition in a medically induced coma.authorities say one of the boys said greed made him do it. they stole $55.the girl was found in a dry canal in the small town of smithfield early friday after she didn't make it home from school.the boys were charged with attempted aggravated murder, robbery and obstruction of justice.the associated pres






california’s sinking land threatens vital water canals


fresno, calif. (ap) — land in california’s central valley is sinking so much from over-pumping of groundwater during the drought that officials said thursday they will press for new laws to limit drilling.the sinking threatens to curtail as much as one-fifth of water deliveries through the vital california aqueduct to san joaquin valley farms and millions of southern california residents, state water managers said.they cited nasa ellite images that show the land dropping in places by as much as a foot a year.in 2014, lawmakers approved legislation ending a gold rush-era policy that generally let property owners pump as much water as they wanted. however, the law gave local agencies until 2040 to fully implement groundwater plans.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“co






7 months in, expanded panama canal still faces challenges


cocoli, panama (ap) — loaded with more than 6,000 cargo containers, the ship ever living prepared for the final leg of its journey through the newly expanded panama canal when things hit a snag: the last of the m ive steel lock doors failed to open all the way.the pilots controlling the ship and the captains of the tugboats tethered to huge vessel opted to continue guiding it through the narrowed p ageway, p ing nerve-wrackingly close to the side of the locks to avoid running into the stuck door.“these are things that shouldn’t happen,” tugboat captain mauricio perez said. “sometimes the only thing we can do is pray.”a little over seven months after authorities launched a much-ballyhooed, $5.25 billion canal expansion to accommodate many of the world’s largest cargo vessels, they have yet






2 injured in south loop crash


two people were hospitalized after a multiple-vehicle crash in the south loop early sunday, chicago fire department officials said.the crash occurred about 1:40 a.m. near the intersection of cermak road and canal street, police said.a 45-year-old man was pinned into his vehicle and had to be extracted by chicago fire department personnel, a fire department spokesman said. it took workers about 20 minutes to get him out of the car.he went to stroger hospital in serious-to-critical condition. his condition has since stabilized.a woman, 33, went to rush university medical center after complaining of pain where her seatbelt had been during the crash.






france: bollore and the media |


late last year in paris, employees working at a 24-hour news channel, i-tele, went on strike for 31 days. the strike was part of a much larger controversy that pits journalists against one of france's richest and most powerful men, vincent bollore.bollore had been waging a battle with its editorial staff since the summer of 2015 when he overhauled almost the entire mana ent of the canal media group, of which i-tele is one component. vincent bollore is a great entrepreneur - he's been very successful in all his businesses, but he has a big problem with journalism. he doesn't understand that journalists aren’t motivated by making money for the group they belong to.tristan waleckx, journalist, france 2bollore's media and entertainment conglomerate vivendi has been the canal group's sole owner






appeals court hands oil companies victory in coastal lawsuit


new orleans — a federal appeals court has refused to revive a louisiana levee board's lawsuit blaming dozens of oil and gas companies for damage to the state's fragile coast.the 5th u.s. circuit court of appeals ruling on friday upheld a federal judge's 2015 decision in favor of energy companies that argued the southeast louisiana flood protection authority-east lacked legal standing to bring damage claims.the board had argued that damage to the coast done by decades of drilling and canal dredging by energy companies contributed to the loss of coastal wetlands that form a hurricane buffer for new orleans.






appeals court hands oil companies victory in coastal lawsuit


new orleans (ap) — a federal appeals court has refused to revive a louisiana levee board’s lawsuit blaming dozens of oil and gas companies for damage to the state’s fragile coast.the 5th u.s. circuit court of appeals ruling on friday upheld a federal judge’s 2015 decision in favor of energy companies that argued the southeast louisiana flood protection authority-east lacked legal standing to bring damage claims.the board had argued that damage to the coast done by decades of drilling and canal dredging by energy companies contributed to the loss of coastal wetlands that form a hurricane buffer for new orleans.






1 wounded in police-involved shooting near union station


one person was wounded in a police-involved shooting wednesday evening near union station, authorities said.the shooting, which was believed to have involved an amtrak police officer shooting someone, took place near van buren and canal streets about 8:45 p.m. one person was taken in serious-to-critical condition to stroger hospital, according to a chicago fire department spokesman.the officer was not injured, officials said.chicago police were not releasing information and referred questions to amtrak police. amtrak officials did not immediately respond to requests for information.a large part of the block between van buren and harrison streets was blocked off as a crime scene.cta buses were being rerouted in the area, according to the cta.check back for updates. 






2 bodies found in indiana are missing teen girls, police say


two bodies found along a northern indiana stream are those of two teenage girls who went missing monday, and their deaths are being investigated as homicides, authorities said wednesday.state police sgt. kim riley said autopsies performed wednesday determined that the bodies are those of liberty german, 14, and abigail williams, 13, both of delphi.their bodies were found tuesday afternoon along deer creek near delphi, about 60 miles northwest of indianapolis. police said the girls' bodies were about three-quarters of a mile from an abandoned railroad bridge where they were dropped off monday to go hiking.riley said an fbi team remains at the crime scene collecting evidence.riley said authorities are not yet releasing the girls' cause or manner of deaths, citing the ongoing double homicide






after a $5.25b expansion, ships are s ing by panama canal’s malfunctioning lock


cocoli, panama — loaded with more than 6,000 cargo containers, the ship ever living prepared for the final leg of its journey through the newly expanded panama canal when things hit a snag: the last of the m ive steel lock doors failed to open all the way.the pilots controlling the ship and the captains of the tugboats tethered to huge vessel opted to continue guiding it through the narrowed p ageway, p ing nerve-wrackingly close to the side of the locks to avoid running into the stuck door.“these are things that shouldn’t happen,” tugboat captain mauricio perez said. “sometimes the only thing we can do is pray.”a little over seven months after authorities launched a much-ballyhooed, $5.25 billion canal expansion to accommodate many of the world’s largest cargo vessels, they have yet to fu






1 wounded in police-involved shooting near union station


one person was wounded in a police-involved shooting wednesday evening near union station, authorities said.the shooting, which involved an amtrak police officer shooting someone, took place near van buren and canal streets about 8:45 p.m. one person was taken in serious-to-critical condition to stroger hospital, according to a chicago fire department spokesman.the officer was not injured, officials said.an amtrak spokesperson confirmed late wednesday that an amtrak police officer was involved in the shooting and that the chicago police department was leading the investigation.chicago police were not releasing information and referred questions to amtrak police.a large part of the block between van buren and harrison streets was blocked off as a crime scene.cta buses were being rerouted in






1 wounded in police-involved shooting near union station


one person was wounded in a police-involved shooting wednesday evening near union station, authorities said.the shooting, which involved an amtrak police officer shooting someone, took place near van buren and canal streets about 8:45 p.m. one person was taken in serious-to-critical condition to stroger hospital, according to a chicago fire department spokesman.an amtrak spokesperson confirmed late wednesday that an amtrak police officer was involved in the shooting and that the chicago police department was leading the investigation. the officer was not injured, officials said.chicago police were not releasing information and referred questions to amtrak police.a large part of the block between van buren and harrison streets was blocked off as a crime scene.cta buses were being rerouted i






sea lion leaves farmland canal in vacaville, calif., and appears headed for home


caption'beauty and the beast' movie review by justin changjustin chang reviews "beauty and the beast," directed by bill condon, starring emma watson, dan stevens, luke evans, kevin kline, josh gad, emma thompson, ewan mcgregor, audra mcdonald, ian mckellen, gugu mbatha-raw and stanley tucci. video by jason h. neubertjustin chang reviews "beauty and the beast," directed by bill condon, starring emma watson, dan stevens, luke evans, kevin kline, josh gad, emma thompson, ewan mcgregor, audra mcdonald, ian mckellen, gugu mbatha-raw and stanley tucci. video by jason h. neubert






a vintage recipe mystery -- help!


it’s certainly fun to reminisce about tuna casserole or meatballs in grape-jelly sauce. most of the time, this column is about the dishes and traditions familiar to many of us. but we at home plates really relish sinking our teeth into a good mystery.ruth santell of san leandro writes with just the sort of mystery i enjoy most. sometimes your questions open a window into past cooking practices or dishes and ingredients that are in danger of disappearing or being forgotten.“i have a recipe which was handed down to me from my mother-in-law, now deceased,” santell says. “the recipe is for a beef and noodle casserole called johnnie mizetti and calls for one can — size unspecified — of arturo sauce. i was only able to find it near us in the east bay once, and that was over 40 years ago.“sometim






february 10, 2017 – the mercury news


today’s word — prefects (prefects: pree-fekts: chief officers.)average mark 30 wordstime limit 40 minutescan you find 43 or more words in prefects? the list will be published tomorrow.yesterday’s word — nautical nail natal actual alit anil anti antic aunt ulna uncial unit unlit until tail talc tuna tunic canal cant caul clan cult laic lain lanai lint lunaticto purchase the word game book, visit wordgamebooks.com. order it now for just $5 while supplies last!rules of the game:1. words must be of four or more letters.2. words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed.3. additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. for example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking“ are admissible.4.






dividing sounders’ money pool not as easy as 1-2-3


with a salary cap of $3.845 million for 30 roster spots, major league soccer has come up with creative ways to pay superstars (designated players) as well as improve depth (allocation money).many fans liken figuring out major league soccer’s team payroll rules to something between navigating seattle traffic and undergoing a root canal.but it really isn’t too complicated. at least, not compared to some of major league baseball’s international free-agency restrictions. or, the national football league’s salary-cap rules.“you’ve just got to stay on top of it,” sounders general manager garth lagerwey said. “and you have to plan.”so, let’s walk through it.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.each mls team has 30 roster spots and a $3.845 million salary cap. but only the top






george clooney: if you think about it, trump is a hollywood elitist


george clooney called president trump a “demagogue” and made the case in an interview that both potus and chief white house strategist steve bannon are a couple of those “hollywood elitists” their supporters are quick to criticize. but don’t mind him, he’s just coping. “as americans, and it is one thing i’m always proud of, we tend to do a lot of dumb things over periods of time, but we’re also pretty good at fixing them,” clooney said in an interview on france’s canal+, ahead of friday’s 42nd césar awards. “but we’ll fix it. we have to.“you have to make fun of these situations. humor is an important part of it.”the oscar winner’s take on americans’ dumb things and eventual fixes included the decision to go to war in iraq, followed by the election of “thoughtful and considerate” president






why so few seniors see the dentist


no one really likes sitting in the dentist’s chair. it could mean hours of root canal, having cavities drilled and filled, getting implants or even gum surgery.but if you’re nearing age 65, it may be time to man or woman up. otherwise be prepared to pay up, according to the center for retirement research at boston college (crr). in a recent blog, the crr pointed out that the percentage of people with dental coverage declines by more than half in the 10 years after you reach the retirement goalpost -- from 62 percent at age 65 to 26 percent at 75.the reason: when most workers retire, they lose the dental coverage provided by their employer or union. but doesn’t medicare, which starts at age 65, step in and pick up the slack? not on your canines, “a fact that a majority of baby boomers are u






sulfuric acid cloud causes breathing troubles in germany


berlin — about 150 people suffered breathing problems thursday after sulfuric acid spilled from a burst tank belonging to a chemical company in the western german city of oberhausen and turned into a toxic cloud.about 130 firefighters and emergency staff treated most people on the scene. five people had to be taken to the hospital.the spill was caused when a ship accidentally pumped hydrochloric acid into a tank containing sulfuric acid causing the tank to burst, the german news agency dpa reported.firefighters' spokesman joerg preussner said that most people had only light breathing troubles, but that everyone in the area had been asked to stay inside and close the windows.train and bus lines were stopped for hours, and city streets, a canal and a highway were temporarily shut down to kee






nuqanchik: peruvian news and the politics of language |


the listening post travels to peru to speak to journalists broadcasting a new programme called nuqanchik, which means "us" in quechua, one of the region's oldest languages. with about eight million speakers across the south american continent, and 13 percent of the peruvian population itself fluent in the language, quechua is the most widely spoken indigenous language in the americas. and its appearance on peru's public broadcaster, canal peru, is being seen as a significant moment in the country's media history. our language wasn't recognised by the world of finance, so it was hardly featured on television or radio. we've broken that and proved that news can be produced in our language.marisol mesa, tv presenter, nuqanchikwhile quechua is an official language in peru, it is saddled with b






la incorrección ha sido el combustible de los youtubers y el mundo real está rea


dicen que hay una delgada línea entre el bien y el mar, entre el amor y el odio y puede que la haya entre las leyes de youtube y las del mundo tangible. hoy es noticia el enésimo caso de sobrepasar límites con vídeos de youtube, protagonizado por felix kjellberg, alias pewdiepie, a quien disney da un portazo cancelando el contrato con él por haber difundió bromas anti-semitas.el youtuber más seguido de todos los tiempos había firmado un acuerdo para un nuevo programa llamado revelmode, pero la compañía decidió rescindir el contrato con el que kjellberg tenía independencia editorial. esto ocurre poco después de otros sucesos relacionados con bromas pesadas de youtubers que también han sido polémicas, acumulando miles y millones de visitas, pero con una reacción en contra por parte de la gen






austrian town seeks new hermit


a town in austria is looking for someone to live in a hermitage built into the cliffs near salzburg, after the previous hermit retired last autumn. the building in the mountains above the town of saalfelden has had a hermit since the 17th century. bethany bell reports from saalfelden.