Massive damage of rare plants probed at Nevada mine site | National News

It estimates as many as 17,000 plants were lost — up to 40% of the entire population.

Patrick Donnelly, the center’s Nevada director, and Naomi Fraga, director of conservation at the California Botanic Garden in Claremont, discovered and photographed the damage Sept. 13. They believe the plants were removed with small shovels or spades.

“This appears to have been a premeditated, somewhat organized, large-scale operation aimed at wiping out one of the rarest plants on Earth, one that was already in the pipeline for protection,” Donnelly said.

He wasn’t aware at the time that researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno had observed the same phenomenon Sept. 8 and reported it to the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Division of Natural Heritage.

Elizabeth Leger, a UNR biology professor leading a research effort to try to transplant the wildflower , is among those who suspect small animals caused the

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Developer to build on former Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home site in Warrensville Heights

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A developer plans to build on a 1 million square-foot site in Warrensville Heights, which was once home to a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Cannata Companies plans to create what it is calling the “Silverpoint” development on 15 acres in the 4200 block of Richmond Road, which is in the Chagrin Highlands area on the border of Warrensville Heights and Beachwood, fronting Interstate 271.

The plans involve building commercial space, apartments and parking, according to a news release from Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO, which is marketing the property.

Cannata bought the property from the Little Sisters of the Poor in 2015 for $2.2 million. The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns which cares for the elderly poor, withdrew from running Sts. Mary and Joseph Home for the Aged in 2015. The facility later ran as Altercare at St. Joseph

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Like building simulation games? Viking City Builder looks intriguing

Screenshots all taken from the gameplay trailer.

We might not have gotten our wish for The Sims 4 to get a Viking or Norse Mythology inspired pack, but there is something else to fill the void.

Described as being in the classic building simulator gaming category with real-time strategy included in the game play, the game was announced by solo developer Roslagen recently.

a statue of a man: Viking City Builder Game Steam (4)

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Viking City Builder Game Steam (4)

Like other era-simulators, Viking City Builder will task players with building quintessential Viking buildings for their conquerors to settle. There will be blood and battles between Viking troops and medieval European armies.

Viking City Builder Game Steam (19)

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Viking City Builder Game Steam (19)

The pre-alpha footage and trailer recently released on Steam looks impressive, even more so when you consider this is the work of a single person.

a group of people standing in front of a house: Viking City Builder Game Steam (22)

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PAOG To Build Pharmaceutical Hemp Cultivar Facility On PURA Farmersville Site


These 2 Penny Stocks Could Rally All the Way to $11, Says Cantor

Is more volatility on tap for stocks? Following a three-week losing streak, the longest in about a year, all eyes are on the market. The three major U.S. stock indexes have struggled for the last few weeks as the titans of tech, which have fueled the charge forward from COVID-induced lows, came under pressure due to overheated valuations, with market watchers waiting to see how renewed lockdown fears will come into play.So, what’s the bottom line for investors? Even though uncertainty remains as Wall Street gears up for the fourth quarter, the pros are pounding the table on a select few names, noting that these tickers boast strong long-term growth narratives.Bearing this in mind, our focus shifted to two penny stocks backed by investment firm Cantor. Major gains could be in store, as the firm’s analysts

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Boston Red Sox top pitching prospect Bryan Mata sits at 96-98 mph, 2020 first-rounder Nick Yorke singles off him

Bryan Mata sat at 96-98 mph with his fastball during his two innings in a simulated game at the alternate training site in Pawtucket on Saturday, per PawSox broadcaster Jim Cain.

Mata, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound right-hander who turned 21 in May, pitched in a sim game for the first time since suffering a hamstring cramp Aug. 30.

Baseball America ranks him Boston’s No. 1 pitching prospect and fourth best prospect overall behind Triston Casas, Bobby Dalbec and Jeter Downs.

Watch Mata’s sim game right below.

He throws a four-seamer, two-seamer, slider, curveball and changeup. In 2019, Mata committed to his two-seam fastball while also working hard on developing his slider into his best secondary pitch.

“Just working off that pitch (two-seamer), I feel like right now that’s my best pitch and it just helps me get ahead of hitters,” Mata said during a Zoom call earlier this week. “So that’s

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UniformMarket Launches Group Builder, a Sales Tool to Launch Group Stores on the Go | Nachricht

Uniform Distributors Can Now Launch Group Stores in Less Than an Hour

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 18, 2020 /CNW/ — UniformMarket, powered by SellersCommerce, launched the latest addition to its e-commerce platform in the form of a new sales tool: Group Builder. It allows the sales representatives of uniform distributors to launch new Group Stores in as little as one hour. Unlike the manual way of creating stores that would require at least five days to build, this simple tool, replete with pre-loaded configurations, can be used by sales reps who are conducting sales visits. 

On the company’s latest product launch, UniformMarket’s CEO, Ashok Reddy, said, “We noticed a lot of our uniform distributors were required to wait for weeks before they could get their new Group Store live. This resulted in a backlog of stores that were required to be created, effectively delaying a lot of business for

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Builders eye new home community on old Richardson farm site

Builders hope to turn an historic North Texas farm property into a new residential community.


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The almost 27 acres at the northeast corner of Plano and Lookout roads is what’s left of the old Owens Spring Creek Farm in Richardson.

Builders David Weekley and Beazer Homes want to build almost 200 cottages, villas and townhomes on the property, which is owned by Addison-based Standridge Cos.

The homes would be a minimum of 1,400 square feet.

A small commercial building site is also set for the corner.

Dallas-based Arcadia Realty would develop the property.

“I believe we have a neighborhood here that on its own merits would be welcomed anywhere,” Arcadia Realty’s William Gietema told Richardson planning commissioners at a meeting on August 18. “What’s really amazing about this location and what attracts Arcadia Realty and our builders is the amazing wealth of amenities.”

Gietema said the property is

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Hyundai’s Latest Creation Is Something You Can Build At Home

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DRDO to build directed energy weapons for future combat

a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: DRDO to build directed energy weapons for future combat

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DRDO to build directed energy weapons for future combat

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is planning to develop directed energy weapons (DEWS) like high-energy lasers and high-powered microwaves. The DEWS will be a part of a national programme, which will have short, medium, and long-term goals, according to a Times of India report.

DRDO will develop different DEWS variants of up to 100-kilowatt power, in collaboration with the domestic industry. These will include ‘chemical oxygen-iodine’ and ‘high-power fibre’ lasers to a secretive ‘Kali’ particle-beam for ‘soft-kills’ against incoming missiles and aircraft, the report added. However, these DEWS are currently nowhere close to being operational.

The DRDO has developed two anti-drone DEW systems, which will now be manufactured in large numbers with the help of the domestic industry. While one is a trailer-mounted DEW, with a 10-kilowatt laser While one is a trailer-mounted DEW, with a

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Colorado coronavirus: Pepsi Center testing site scales back

The number of drive-thru lanes will be cut in half as Denver transitions to community-based testing sites, according to the city’s health department.

DENVER — The Pepsi Center testing site is scaling back as the City of Denver moves its focus to more community-based COVID-19 testing.

On Sunday, the site will reduce its drive-through lanes from eight to four, according to the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE).

As a result, those going to get tested should expect longer wait times and should register ahead of time for a test. Registration times are available through Sept. 30.

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After that, the city will start closing the Pepsi Center site and expand its community-based testing. For example, on Saturdays in October, community testing events are scheduled at a different location each week.

The testing site at the Pepsi Center opened on

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