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Image of article 'Climbing with Erik Weihenmayer'

Climbing with Erik Weihenmayer

They chat the whole way – about renaming the Washington Redskins, about the etiquette of spitting while cycling, about Weihenmayer’s new guide dog, Zena – not remotely winded by the many switchbacks en route.

As Williams scopes out a route on the face below, Weihenmayer pulls out a jumble of multi-coloured carabiners from his pack which jingle as he fingers through them.

Weihenmayer has climbed Lookout Mountain before and ascends fast.

At the summit Weihenmayer scurries around, transferring rope to a second anchor for his next climb before coming down again.

Over the past year Weihenmayer has had two operations to reconstruct the tendons on one of his fingers (“Totally ruptured – such a bummer”); he got a diarrhoeal disease during a climbing expedition in Nepal (“I got pretty sick but we made it somehow”); and he had a hip replaced.

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Image of article 'Climbing with Erik Weihenmayer'

Climbing with Erik Weihenmayer

They chat the whole way – about renaming the Washington Redskins, about the etiquette of spitting while cycling, about Weihenmayer’s new guide dog, Zena – not remotely winded by the many switchbacks en route.

As Williams scopes out a route on the face below, Weihenmayer pulls out a jumble of multi-coloured carabiners from his pack which jingle as he fingers through them.

Weihenmayer has climbed Lookout Mountain before and ascends fast.

At the summit Weihenmayer scurries around, transferring rope to a second anchor for his next climb before coming down again.

Over the past year Weihenmayer has had two operations to reconstruct the tendons on one of his fingers (“Totally ruptured – such a bummer”); he got a diarrhoeal disease during a climbing expedition in Nepal (“I got pretty sick but we made it somehow”); and he had a hip replaced.

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Image of article 'McDonald's customer jailed for climbing into drive-thru window, attacking employees over cookie'

McDonald's customer jailed for climbing into drive-thru window, attacking employees over cookie

(iStock) The judge sentenced Daja Tucker to 90 days in jail over the incident, WANE reports.

An Ohio woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail after she reportedly attacked McDonald's employees after she didn't receive a cookie.

According to the reports, the customer climbed through the restaurant’s drive-thru window and attacked three employees because she didn’t receive a cookie.

An Ohio judge sentenced a woman to jail time over a violent incident that occurred at a McDonald’s earlier this year.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS At the time, the teenage victim’s mom told a local news outlet, “She asked my daughter if she had a problem and my daughter said, 'No, I have no problem' and then the woman said, 'Oh we can take this outside.'”

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Image of article 'Cash squeeze looms for Malaysia's amateur investors'

Cash squeeze looms for Malaysia's amateur investors

"Cash in hand will be reduced substantially the moment the moratorium is over and they have to start paying off their loans," said Mr Tee Sze Chiah, head of retail research for Malaysia at Maybank Investment Bank, referring to individual investors.

About US$1 (S$1.37) of every US$10 invested in Malaysia's stock market is a bet on gloves - a feat that makes the South-east Asian nation a play on global hygiene, much like South Korea and Taiwan are for semiconductors.

The boom in investing by newbies has also been a factor behind the meteoric rise in shares of glove makers and the recent surge in little-known Malaysian jewellers, with several of these stocks climbing more than 400 per cent since the start of the year.

Now, with the moratorium set to lapse at the end of this month, the father of two is among hordes of individual investors looking to drop out of the market - a move that threatens the benchmark equity index's rebound from March lows and could further sap trading volumes, which surged to a record last month.

That said, Mr Yip Kit Weng, deputy group managing director at Affin Hwang Investment Bank - which houses Malaysia's largest stockbroking house - expects many of the amateur investors to stay in the market.

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Image of article 'English cocker spaniel named Narcos builds up following with jumps'

English cocker spaniel named Narcos builds up following with jumps

The three-year-old dog, named Narcos, lives in Paris with his French owner Euphemie Brindejonc.

Despite his love of jumping, Euphemie said he doesn't spend days doing it for pictures, its just now and then.

'He is always happy to meet new people but also new dogs.

'Seeing a person take a picture of their dog in Paris makes a lot of people smile, so when they jump with all their hair it's even more fun.

'When I take a picture of Narcos at the Trocadéro for example, it is no longer the Eiffel Tower that tourists are looking at but my dog.

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Image of article 'Wall Street ends lower as Nasdaq rout persists'

Wall Street ends lower as Nasdaq rout persists

Unofficially, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 160.96 points, or 0.57per cent, to 28,131.77, the SP 500 lost 28.31 points, or 0.82per cent, to 3,426.75 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 144.97 points, or 1.27per cent, to 11,313.13.

Nasdaq had powered the stock market's stellar recovery from the coronavirus-led crash, climbing as much as 82per cent from March lows while the benchmark SP 500 and Dow had surged about 60per cent from their troughs.

While Thursday's sell-off already reflected investor fears that valuations for the Nasdaq high-flyers had overheated, the worries were exacerbated on Friday by the Financial Times (FT) and others reporting that options trading by Japan's Softbank had inflated these stocks.

At its lowest point of the day the tech-heavy Nasdaq fell as much as 9.9per cent from its record high reached on Wednesday and the SP 500 dipped briefly below its pre-crisis record, reached in February, although both indexes closed above their session lows.

NEW YORK: The Nasdaq closed lower on Friday though well above its session low as selling eased late in the day after investors dumped heavyweight technology stocks due to concerns about high valuations and a patchy economic recovery.

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Image of article 'Never been like this': Gerry Harvey reels after record year for Harvey Norman'

Never been like this': Gerry Harvey reels after record year for Harvey Norman

Strong sales have continued into the new financial year, climbing 38.4 per cent on a comparable basis in Australia despite 18 stores being closed in Victoria, but Mr Harvey remained resolute that he had no idea what the next 12 months would hold.

Loading However, online sales did help sales at Harvey Norman stores that were forced to close, he said, but sales swung back to being 90 per cent in-store following their re-opening, proving "beyond any shadow of a doubt" that physical sales were still dominating.

However, Harvey Norman did not break out its online sales growth, with Mr Harvey maintaining his longstanding indifference towards the channel.

Harvey Norman has posted a record full-year sales have boomed during the pandemic across the retail sector, with some companies reporting a doubling in digital trade.

Citi analyst Bryan Raymond said the result was above expectations and Harvey Norman's margins across the second half of the financial year had been the strongest since 2003, putting the company in a good spot for the next 12 months.

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Image of article 'Never been like this': Gerry Harvey reels after record year for Harvey Norman'

Never been like this': Gerry Harvey reels after record year for Harvey Norman

Strong sales have continued into the new financial year, climbing 38.4 per cent on a comparable basis in Australia despite 18 stores being closed in Victoria, but Mr Harvey remained resolute that he had no idea what the next 12 months would hold.

Loading However, online sales did help sales at Harvey Norman stores that were forced to close, he said, but sales swung back to being 90 per cent in-store following their re-opening, proving "beyond any shadow of a doubt" that physical sales were still dominating.

However, Harvey Norman did not break out its online sales growth, with Mr Harvey maintaining his longstanding indifference towards the channel.

Harvey Norman has posted a record full-year sales have boomed during the pandemic across the retail sector, with some companies reporting a doubling in digital trade.

Citi analyst Bryan Raymond said the result was above expectations and Harvey Norman's margins across the second half of the financial year had been the strongest since 2003, putting the company in a good spot for the next 12 months.

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Strong Earnings From Salesforce Could Help Tech, But Retail Hit By Disappointing Nordstrom Results

While stocks have a mixed tone this morning, it’s interesting to see the 10-year yield climbing above 0.7% early on for the second day in a row.

The idea is inflation would average out over time, though the Fed’s sure had a tough go just getting inflation to 2% in the first place.

If Powell’s speech makes it sound like the Fed plans to be even more accommodating by allowing inflation to rise above 2% and not taking any action, that could give the stock market more of a boost.

A Walk Down Earnings Row Before salesforce.com, inc (NYSE: CRM) reported late Tuesday, the feeling on Wall Street was that if they didn’t do well when so many companies are depending on the cloud and other digital services, shares would likely get punished.

Things weren’t so joyous over at the mall, where Nordstrom, Inc (NYSE: JWN) shares got tackled for a 7% loss ahead of the bell after quarterly revenue and earnings came up short of analysts’ estimates.

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Image of article '360 Finance Posts Rosy Quarterly Earnings'

360 Finance Posts Rosy Quarterly Earnings

For the three months through June, sales of credit-driven services accounted for 94% of total revenues, amounting to 3.1 billion yuan.

360 Finance also reported a net profit of 876.5 million yuan, compared with 618.2 million yuan for the same period of 2019.

In the second quarter, the Nasdaq-listed company registered a year-on-year increase of 21.8% in new loans as measured by volume to 58.9 billion yuan.

360 Finance said that as of the end of June it had 149 million registered users, with the number of users with approved credit lines climbing 44.1% year-on-year to 27.7 million.

In June, 360 Finance said it would start its plans for an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong by the end of the year, following the trend of U.S.-listed Chinese companies seeking dual listings amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.

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Image of article '15 Fall Hikes to See Golden Larches in and Around Calgary'

15 Fall Hikes to See Golden Larches in and Around Calgary

The route is an in and out hike, 4.5 kilometers each way to the shoreline, but if you want to, you can continue climbing up to Elephant Rocks to get a fantastic view of the lake surrounded by the beauty of the larches.

Usually, there is a shuttle from Lake Louise Overflow lot, but this year due to COVID-19, the parking at Moraine Lake is first come first served.

Pocaterra Ridge This trail is one of the popular ones that allow you to have an incredible hike along with spectacular views, not to mention the golden larches to see in this area.

Taylor Lake Another slightly off the beaten track trail, this is a lovely hike to be able to capture some photos of the reflections of the golden larches in the lake, along with the amazing scenery of the mountains.

Lake Agnes Trail No matter what time of year, this is one of our favourite hikes in the Lake Louise area and for those who are willing to spend a bit of time going up in the cooler fall weather (which is much better than the hot of the summer months) can not only have the reward of visiting the beautiful Lake Agnes and having the spectacular views of the area, but can also have the pleasure of seeing the golden larches.

Image of article 'Turkey's external assets $227.3B at June-end, down 10.3% from 2019'

Turkey's external assets $227.3B at June-end, down 10.3% from 2019

Currency and deposits of banks, one of the subitems of other investment, recorded $47.8 billion indicating an increase of 0.7% compared to the end of 2019, the bank noted.

googletag.cmd.push(function() { }); Other investments, another subitem under assets, decreased 7.7% to $87.7 billion in June.

The net international investment position (NIIP) – the difference between external assets and liabilities – was minus $341.5 billion as of this June, improving from $343.5 billion at the end of last year.

Turkeys external assets reached $227.3 billion (TL 1.6 trillion) at the end of June, decreasing 10.3% compared to the end of 2019, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) said Friday.

On the liabilities side, direct investment – equity capital plus other capital – as of the end of June was $162.6 billion, climbing 1.6% compared to the end of last year with the contribution of the changes in the market value and foreign exchange rates.

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RAVPower's 2-port USB-C adapter provides a fast charge for just $23

Need a wall adapter for your USB-C powered device but still need a little something more for your other gear?

Right now you can get 10% off the already-discounted RAVPower 61W Power Delivery 3.0 USB-C 2-port wall charger on Amazon.

$23.39 $30.00 $7 off With coupon: Clip the on-page coupon With a USB-C port, Power Delivery, and a 61W output, you can use this charger to power tons of devices including smartphones or laptops.

The output goes down to 45W for the USB-C port if something is connected to the USB-A port, but 45W is still plenty for charging even your most advanced devices.

The built-in safeguards help protect the charger and your devices from things like overcharging, overheating, short circuiting, and more.

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Wednesday's Market Minute: Rotation Is Fun, But It's Hard To Get The Speed Right

Almost exactly a month ago we pointed out on the Network that, despite climbing COVID curves in hot-spots and an uncertain future for fiscal support from the government, market technicals pointed toward a rotation into reopening trades.

Compared to a month ago, the fundamental case for believing in such a rotation is actually stronger: apart from California, COVID cases and hospitalizations are dropping most everywhere.

\ Economic data is fresh off a couple big beats, and high-frequency consumer activity that looked at risk of rolling over last month is stabilizing.

Bears will have their trigger finger at the ready on any disappointment in the recovery, with employment and virus counts driving market action again.

There’s also the opposite risk: that an unexpectedly fast recovery could create complications if Treasury volatility goes beyond expectations and hastens the bear case for frothy tech companies that are already under the microscope.

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Image of article 'Belligerent' Wendy's customer squeezes through drive-thru window, throws cups, straws and tries to grab cash drawer'

Belligerent' Wendy's customer squeezes through drive-thru window, throws cups, straws and tries to grab cash drawer

“This surveillance video shows Barnes reaching in the Wendy's window to throw things and grab the cash drawer.

“A Wendy’s employee told deputies Barnes and his unidentified passengers became belligerent while placing their order and got out of their car,” the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.

One of them appears to try and push Barnes away from the window after Wendy’s employees shut him out.

Video footage released of an incident that occurred at a Wendy’s in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday shows a customer climbing through the restaurant’s drive-thru window, throwing various items at workers and attempting to also grab the cash drawer -- which he is forced to drop as employees respond to the drama.

Employees at the restaurant said they did not know why Barnes became belligerent while placing his order, Fox 13 reports.

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Naked tourist caught on video climbing onto Buddhist shrine in Thailand

Police Lieutenant Somkit said: “The correct procedure is for psychological reports to be produced which will help us when considering any charges or fines.

They said that she was now being held at the Suan Prung hospital while doctors make medical reports to be handed to police.

Officers arrived and detained her before taking her to the local hospital to sober up.

Farah Haque, 28, shocked locals when she took off her clothes and climbed onto the religious site in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, yesterday evening.

A drunk tourist sparked outrage after stripping off and climbing onto a Buddhist shrine in Thailand.

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Kitten attacked by snake

RELATED: Fungus turning cicadas into ‘sex zombies’ RELATED: Border cops adopt ‘Morale’ dog RELATED: Black ‘panther’ caught on video in Sydney The kitten ended up suffering a fracture in his front leg and some bite marks to the head, but managed to avoid injuries to the ribs or lungs as is common with animals that have been constricted by a snake, according to the Animal Emergency Service.

His owners took him to a nearby vet before Jethro was transferred to Animal Emergency Service’s Carrara location for treatment.

The snake began crushing the kitten’s body (carpet pythons are non-venomous and rely on constriction to kill their prey) before Jethro’s owner managed to pry it off.

The four-month-old Tonkinese kitten named Jethro was attacked by a two-metre carpet python that grabbed him by the head as he explored the backyard of his Gold Coast home.

“Jethro is fully recovered and none the worse for his adventure,” a Facebook user believed to be one of the owners wrote.

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EUR/USD Forecast July 27 - 31 - Euro soars to 22 - mth high

Under the agreement, the EU will allocate 390 billion euros worth of grants and 360 billion euros worth of loans in order to stabilize the struggling eurozone economy.

The services sector showed strong improvement in June, with the German PMI improving to 56.7 and the eurozone PMI rising to 55.1.

On the manufacturing front, German PMI improved to 50.0 and the eurozone PMI improved to 51.1.

The US Manufacturing PMI has been showing contraction for the past four months, with readings below the 50-level.

Still, the index has been moving upwards and showed strong improvement in June, climbing from 39.8 to 49.6.

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Image of article 'Market Wrap: Bitcoin Near $9,600 as Gold Hits High, Uniswap Liquidity Over $100m'

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Near $9,600 as Gold Hits High, Uniswap Liquidity Over $100m

Source: TradingView Ether prices have increased almost 12% against bitcoin, said Aaron Suduiko, a research analyst for cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin.

“I think we are just a couple weeks or months out from a strong continuation on bitcoin as gold reaches $1,900 today,” said William Purdy, a New York-based equity options and crypto trader.

Bullish bitcoin traders love to talk about gold, since they see similarities between the yellow metal and the cryptocurrency.

Sweden-based over-the-counter bitcoin trader Henrik Kugelberg sees gold nearing its all-time high as a positive for the world’s oldest cryptocurrency.

Uniswap crosses $100 million in liquidity The second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, ether (ETH), was up Friday trading around $283 and climbing 3.6% in 24 hours as of 20:00 UTC (4:00 p.m. EDT).

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La Dolce Vita: Awash in birthday reflections

I started my 55th birthday by power washing the house, and ended it with giving both the dogs a bath, while sitting in the shower with them.

The house looks a lot cleaner, and I got a good workout in, climbing up and down a ladder and moving the wand back and forth.

Still, I had to take my third shower of the day afterward, causing me to recall that Cancer babies love the water.

I celebrated my fifth year at the Chamber, which in some ways feels like a really long time and in others like I just arrived yesterday.

The pandemic brought Sarah home, making us a household of three instead of two, and forcing Dave to retire early (as in next week), so there’s a lot of changes and things to get used to, but that’s OK.

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Image of article 'Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hits 1-Month High; DeFi Value Locked Hits $3.3B'

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hits 1-Month High; DeFi Value Locked Hits $3.3B

Total value in DeFi over $3 billion The second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, ether (ETH), was up, trading around $273 and climbing 11% in 24 hours as of 20:00 UTC (4:00 p.m. EDT).

BitMEX bitcoin liquidations over the past week.Source: Skew Adi Yona of algorithm trading firm Efficient Frontier noted payments companies like PayPal jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon as more bullish sentiment.

A short squeeze in the cryptocurrency derivatives market may have helped to accelerate the price rise.

Thursday was an up day for both bitcoin and ether prices.

Of the top 35 projects on DeFi Pulse, only Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, with $9.4 million in total value locked, is not built on the Ethereum platform.

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Image of article 'SoundWaves to Offer Day Passes to Tennessee Residents'

SoundWaves to Offer Day Passes to Tennessee Residents

In a press release on Thursday, July 23, Gaylord Opryland Resort announced that for a limited time this summer they will offer day passes to Tennessee residents to experience SoundWaves™.

The nation's first truly upscale indoor/outdoor resort water attraction features four acres of activities, including a FlowRider®, wave pool, 11 exciting slides, multi-level play structures, and exclusive adult-only areas.

In accordance with Marriott's "Commitment to Clean" practices, the SoundWaves water attraction has been upgraded to implement new cleanliness and social distancing measures, while balancing the upscale resort water experience visitors have come to love.

Upon arrival at the attraction, a Safety Ambassador will provide guests with instructions for a seating zone assignment.

Day passes start at $49.99 plus tax per person and are available Monday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. CST.

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Watch as three friends recreate Apple's macOS Big Sur Wallpaper

YouTuber Andrew Levitt has posted the recent video in which he and two friends attempt to recreate Apple's macOS Big Sur wallpaper: With Apple's latest announcement of macOS Big Sur at the WWDC conference in June, Apple gave us a real big challenge to recreate their newest default wallpaper.

This year we had to follow the legendary crack marketing team 4000 feet above the Big Sur coast in a helicopter to capture the shot.

The trio's attempt at macOS Catalina involved backpacking/hiking across Catalina island to try and get the same drone shot Apple had achieved.

Apple announced macOS Big sur at WWDC, featuring a big new UI redesign and some very exciting new features.

If you follow the video link, you can find links to the helicopter company the guys used to help get the shot, as well as links to Andrew, Jacob, and Taylor's profile, and a download link to their version of Apple's Big Sur Wallpaper.

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