Beyonce's 'Formation' Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

Beyoncé’s new “Formation” single zoomed straight to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart shortly after its release on Feb. 6.

The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration of conversation around artists and their music, while the Emerging Artists chart measures the volume of tweets around new artists and their songs.

Beyoncé Drops New ‘Formation’ Single, Music Video

Beyoncé’s surprise single – and its accompanying video – arrived one day before she’s scheduled to take the stage alongside Coldplay during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

“Formation” is currently only available through Tidal as both a free download and a stream. The song’s music video (both in an explicit and clean version) is unlisted on her YouTube channel, but readily viewable on Tidal. A range of merchandise associated with “Formation” has also been released, through Beyonce’s official website.

Stone Age Horror! Pit Filled with Severed Limbs Uncovered

An ancient pit filled with severed human arms, hands and fingers has been unearthed in France.

The nearly 6,000-year-old pit was found near the village of Bergheim, which sits near the border with Germany.

“The discovery of Bergheim is the witness of a very violent event, which took place at a specific time,” said study co-author Fanny Chenal, an archaeologist at the University of Strasbourg in France. “Its unique and extraordinary nature does not allow or help us to better understand the daily life of these people.”

And though Chenal and her colleagues don’t know exactly what spurred people to such gory acts, the likeliest explanation is a violent skirmish or war, the researchers speculate in the December 2015 issue of the journal Antiquity.  [See Images from the Gruesome Pit of Limbs]

Grisly find

Like many of Europe’s archaeological treasures, the pit was discovered in 2012 by chance. An archaeological surveying company was overseeing excavations in advance of property development in Bergheim when they uncovered a 5-acre (2 hectares) area pockmarked with ancient pits called silos. All told, the team uncovered 60 silos, 14 of which contained human bones, the researchers wrote in the paper.

One silo, called pit 157, was utterly unlike the rest. The pit, about 5 feet (1.5 meters) in diameter and 6.5 feet (2 m) deep, was filled almost completely with human bones. 

The oldest deposit, dating to about 5,335 years ago, contained at least seven severed upper limbs, including severed and dismembered hands, fingers and arms. One of the seven limbs came from a child between 12 and 16 years old. All of the bones show cut or amputation marks, made either with a knife or an axe.

Soon after discarding the severed limbs in the pit, someone had tossed the bodies of seven other people into the pit. Those bodies included two adults and four children, including one tiny infant not more than a year old. The remains at the bottom of the pit belonged to a middle-aged man who had his arm cut off. He had also sustained several blows, including a head wound that likely killed him, the researchers wrote.  

Long after the bottom layers of boneshad settled over time, around 5,245 years ago, someone put the body of a woman into the pit. Unlike the badly disfigured bones below, this body showed no signs of violence or trauma. The pits differ dramatically from the surrounding pits, which contain bodies with little sign of violence, the researchers wrote.

“Judicial sentence and war are the two main hypotheses for explaining the amputations,” Chenal told Live Science in an email.

While the team can’t formally exclude the idea that Neolithic people were meting out a brutal form of justice, comparisons to other, similar finds and historical data suggest war is a likelier explanation, she added.

Extraordinary event

The people who met such violent deaths were likely farmers who also herded animals and lived in villages, Chenal said. While in the past, archaeologists painted a picture of Neolithic life as idyllic and egalitarian, newer finds paint a far darker picture.

“Neolithic societies are stratified societies and ‘war’ (armed conflicts) were probably very common,” Chenal said. “Furthermore, we have other clear evidence of violence for the time, when the limbs and bodies were deposited.”

Still, the extraordinarily gruesome find is fairly unique, and no other pits from the time show such levels of extreme violence. As such, there’s no way to know whether such ultraviolence was an isolated incident, she said.

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New police horse joins ranks of VPD mounted unit

A new horse is joining the ranks of the Vancouver Police Department’s mounted unit — although he still has no name.

The four-year-old horse has just finished a 60-day assessment period, says Const. Darcy Henkel, who is responsible for training new police horses at the VPD’s Stanley Park police stables.

“We’re trying really hard to see if he has a temperament that’s suited for what we do,” said Henkel. “Very calm, very curious.

Usually horses run away from situations when they are fearful, but curiosity can help overcome that, says Henkel.

"Curiosity is a great trait with a horse, because, when they’re afraid, that curiosity can override their fear and they will want to go forward,” she said.

“If they have a strong curiosity and they trust their rider, they’re more apt to go into the situations we require for policing.”

Unusual for young horse

Henkel says the assessment period allows the rider to gain enough control of the horse in the arena to be able to introduce him to the general public — and then, Stanley Park.

“We go to the quiet trails, see what he does with cyclists, with pedestrians with umbrellas, with families with baby strollers, coming head-on or out from the side, or even birds flying up out of the bushes.”

Henkel says the new horse passed his assessment with flying colours and will now begin proper training.

“He showed that he’s pretty capable. He may be afraid of things, but he’ll come back and look at them. He might not even be afraid, and he’ll walk by like it’s no big deal.”

“The longer he’s been here, the better he’s gotten, which is unusual for a young horse.”

Already making arrests

The new horse has already made his first arrest, after a report of a theft at the Vancouver Aquarium. 

With the help of the new horse and fellow police horse Billy, police quickly tracked the alleged thief down to a bus in the Stanley Park loop.

Henkel says the new horse will get a name soon — and she has high hopes for him.

“Nothing bugs him. He should have a long, great career. He’s already made his first arrest, and he wasn’t even on the job. He’s got high expectations and high standards to keep!”

Yash Raj hasn't forgiven Shraddha Kapoor

While she may workout at YRF’s gym, when it comes to business, the equation hasn’t changed
When Shraddha Kapoor opted out of YRF’s 3-film deal, she hadn’t quite imagined that she no longer would be welcomed in the Yash Raj stable, ever again.

SpotboyE has exclusively learnt that the Hindi remake of Mani Ratnam’s Ok Kanmani (a Tamil hit of 2015) was originally meant to be bankrolled by Yash Raj Films.
The deal was almost through but …
Director Shaad Ali, a homegrown YRF talent, wanted only Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor as the film demands the kind of chemistry only real-life lovers can bring in.

However, YRF big boss Aditya Chopra shot down the idea of having Shraddha on board and insisted an in-house talent (Read: Parineeti Chopra) be bought in. 
For those who’ve come in late, Shraddha and Aditya fell out after the former breached her 3-film deal by signing up for Mohit Suri’s Aashiqui 2 (a risk that paid rich dividends) with Aditya Roy Kapur - a pairing, ironically, Shaad wanted to repeat for Ok Kamnai.

Left with no choice and eager to have the duo, Shaad co pitched the project to Karan Johar- and the rest, as they say, is history.
We are guessing that Karan had a word with his close friend Aditya before giving his nod to Shaad— but we are definitely sure of one thing. There’s no going back of Shaad— Bunty aur Babli, Kill Dil— to Yash Raj. Right Shraddha?
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Juniper Networks, Inc. Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2015 By the Numbers
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Session 4: Examples of Gestalt (1)

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