Bookies See Almost 90% Chance Of Macron Becoming French President | Zero Hedge

As results begin to trickle in (with pollsters showing Macron leading and official French Interior Ministry showing a Le Pen lead), betting odds ( according to Betfair) are now giving Macron comfortably over 80% chance of becoming France’s next President.

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Pale Blue Dot – Imgur

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” – Carl Sagan This photo, the last photo taken by the Voyager 1 probe, was taken 3.7 billion miles away from our home, at the edge of our solar system. Kinda makes you feel insignificant, like the universe doesn’t care about us. Well, it doesn’t. We are on our own, let’s make the best of it.

Limfjordstunnelen synker: Vand kan trænge ind i tunnelen – Ekstra Bladet

Limfjordstunnelen synker.Fundamentet under tunnelen sætter sig, så den synker langsomt længere og længere ned.Det er et problem, der skal løses, for konsekvensen kan være, at der kommer vand i tunnelen.- Som det er nu, så sætter Limfjordstunnelen sig med op til én centimeter om året, siger Niels Chr. Skov Nielsen, chefkonsulent i Vejdirektoratet.- Det giver sætningsskader og vandindtrængning og forkorter tunnelens levetid. Der ligger derfor en stor samfundsmæssig værdi i at finde ud af, hvordan vi bremser tunnelen i at synke mere, siger han.Men sådan en opgave løser man ikke bare lige. For ingeniørmæssigt er det en kompliceret opgave.- Derfor har vi besluttet at søge rådgivning fra nogle af klodens klogeste hoveder på dette felt, lyder det fra Niels Chr. Skov Nielsen.Konkret betyder det, at Vejdirektoratet nedsætter en gruppe af nationale og internationale eksperter, der dækker ekspertviden inden for betonteknologi, tunnelteknologi, geologi og fundering.Se også: Har du købt elbil i år – så kan du få penge tilbageSituationen er ikke akutEksperterne tæller i alt 10 personer, som skal mødes en 4-5 gange og efter planen afslutte sit arbejde i starten af 2018.Når eksperterne er klar med deres løsningsforslag til, hvordan man kan sikre, at Limfjordstunnelen ikke synker, overtager Vejdirektoratet processen og udarbejder de nødvendige projektforslag.- Det er vigtigt for mig at sige, at vi ikke står med nogen akut situation. Det er vores vurdering, at tunnelen i hvert fald kan holde mange år endnu, men rettidig omhu skader jo aldrig, siger Niels Chr. Skov Nielsen.- Limfjordstunnelen er en stor og betydningsfuld del af den danske infrastruktur. Vi vil meget gerne forlænge dens levetid, og derfor sætter vi nu denne proces i gang, understreger han.

Source: Limfjordstunnelen synker: Vand kan trænge ind i tunnelen – Ekstra Bladet