2022 Jordan 1 High OG Rebellionaire 555088-036 to release on March 12th

New Jordans Retro, Dubbed, "Rebellionaire" as a nod to Jordan Brand's way of saying Michael Jordan was a rebel by wearing the "Banned" AJ1s even though the NBA fined him $5,000 each game. Nike ended up paying the fines as MJ continued to wear the shoes. Notably inspired by the classic Air Jordan 1 "Banned" commercial, it's an acknowledgement of the time Michael Jordan was a rebel by wearing the Air Jordan 1 "Banned" even though he was fined for each game. Dressed in a mix of Black, White, and Particle Grey resembling the classic "Shadow" colorway. This Air Jordan 1 is detailed with an upper covered in text that reads "They can't stop you from wearing them," referencing the commercial, and the iconic Red "X" returns on the heels. A White midsole atop a Grey rubber outsole completes the design.
Latest Nike Jordan Sneakers, The shoe which ties into the shoe's mythic "Banned" narrative, features a leather upper finished in two-tone color blocking similar to the OG 'Shadow' colorway. Details include the "Banned" AJ1's red 'X' on the heel, along with an all-over print that spells out "They Can't You From Wearing Them," which paraphrases a line from an original Air Jordan 1 TV commercial from 1985. Overall, the model dons a "Black/White-Particle Grey" color scheme, and is highlighted with the words "They can’t stop you from wearing them," in an all over print as a reference to the commercial. Additionally, the striking Red "X" will be prominent on the heels, while a white midsole and grey rubber outsole round out the profile.
2020 Jordans, This collaborative take on the Nike Dunk Low sports a Lilac Purple base with Light Blue overlays and exposed Orange stitching throughout. It comes constructed in a gridded, ripstop-like texture atop a White midsole and semi-translucent Blue outsole. Additional details includes signature UN/LA tags at the midfoot with their halo man on the lateral ankle button as well as begin displayed on the forefoot of the outsole. The Jordan 8 "Aqua" was one of three OG colorways released in 1993. The sneaker made its first and only on-court appearance at the 1993 All-Star game where Jordan dropped 30 points. Prior to its Black Friday release as part of Jordan's 2015 Holiday Collection (which included two other colorways: the Air Jordan 8 "Chrome" and Air Jordan 8 'Three Times A Charm') the "Aqua" was only retroed one other time, in 2007. As part of Nike's "Remastered" program the sneaker includes premium materials and authentic details.

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Astronomers are still finding strange objects that defy expectations. According to BBC News, researchers from the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) have discovered a strange spinning Milky Way object about 4,000 light-years away. The repeating transient sent a giant burst of polarized radio energy for a full minute every 18 minutes, and was appearing and disappearing over the course of a few hours of observations — for context, a pulsar's burst lasts a few seconds or less.

The curiosity is smaller than the Sun, but is one of the brightest radio objects in the sky during its bursts. The disappearances were also unique, according to team lead Dr. Natasha Hurley-Walker. Curtin student Tyrone O'Doherty first spotted the object using the combination of Australia's Murchison Widefield Array and a new observation method.

There might be an existing explanation. Hurley-Walker said the data matched a predicted (but as-yet undiscovered) object known as an ultra-long period magnetar. That is, it's a neutron star spinning at a relatively lethargic pace. Even if that's the case, though, scientists want to know why the object is converting magnetic energy to radio waves at such an efficient rate. It could also be a white dwarf with an unusually strong magnetic field, or something else altogether.

The frenzy appears to have subsided, but Hurley-Walker is still tracking the object in case it exhibits the odd behavior again. She also plans to sift through the Murchison array's archives to learn if there were similar objects before. Whatever this entity might be, the findings are significant — they could shape our understanding of stars and the universe at large.

College sim 'Two Point Campus' arrives on May 17th

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Students can take classes such as gastronomy and robotics, and they each have their own character traits to be catered to. Keeping students happy and helping them earn strong grades can boost your college's prestige, allowing you to enroll more students and boost the institution's bank balance.

Pre-orders for most platforms are open today, and will be available on the Switch eShop later. Locking in a pre-order will net you in-game goodies for not only Two Point Campus, but Two Point Hospital as well.

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Dark web news site owner sentenced for role in $8.4 million kickback scheme

It's not just the dark web marketplace operators who face the law — sometimes it's the people who facilitate access to those marketplaces. Israeli national and Brazil resident Tal Prihar has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his alleged role in a dark web money laundering scheme. He and co-defendant Michael Phan reportedly received the equivalent of $8.4 million in Bitcoin kickbacks for agreeing to link illegal dark net marketplaces from their news site DeepDotWeb. To hide the cryptocurrency's origins, Prihar laundered the money by transferring payments to other Bitcoin accounts and conventional bank accounts tied to shell companies.

Prihar pleaded guilty in March 2021, and had already agreed to forfeit $8.4 million. Phan is still in the midst of extradition from Israel to face a money laundering charge.

The relatively stiff sentence might be a message to others who'd serve as brokers for illegal dark web outlets. If you knowingly point users to contraband (including illegal guns, hacking tools and drugs) and receive payment for it, you're apparently as culpable as anyone selling those underground items. Whether or not this is an effective deterrent, it's clear the feds don't want to look soft.

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