Skye or the Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island's peninsulas radiate from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillins, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country.
The island has been occupied since the Mesolithic period and its history includes a time ofNorse rule and a long period of domination by Clan MacLeod and Clan Donald.
Taking a WAG here - the Isle of Skye.
Sunny and 90* here yesterday. A taste of summer is in the air.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norspringcali said:
Isle of Skye seems like a nice place to visit…wouldn't want to live there…Been watching Outlander on Starz…starring the prettiest people on the tube…Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heugen…They're in France this season gathering up support for the Jacobite Uprisings, seeing if they can change history…Pretty women abound…
The Isle of Skye ~ Connected to Scotland's northwest coast by bridge, is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles. Skye is the largest and most populous of all with an area of 639 sq miles and a population of just over 10,000.
Lois Of The Loch answered:
Come to the beautiful Isle Of Skye!
From beautiful scenery (rocks, moors, rocks in moors, and moors full of rocks), friendly locals (extremely drunken Scotsmen), fascinating history (why Scotsmen wear kilts...because a sheep can hear a zipper a mile away!) and delectable food and drink (haggis and ale), there are countless reasons to visit! Go on! Try to count them! We'll wait...in the mean time, try the whisky!
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Another marine layer, another overcast morning and a sunny afternoon.
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS: The Expendable One', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The 3rd One', then '48 Hours'.
NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by an old 'SNL'.
'SNL' is FRESH with Drake hosting and providing the music.
ABC fills the night with the movie 'The Blind Side'.
The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by another old 'Friends', then an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men'.
Faux has a RERUN'Houdini & Doyle', followed by a RERUN'American Girl'.
MY has an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48: Bad Company', then another FRESH'The First 48: Bad Company'.
AMC offers the movie 'Uncle Buck', followed by the movie 'Beverly Hills Cop', then the movie 'The Breakfast Club'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR: BEST OF 10-11 - SEASON 1 - Episode 1
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR: BEST OF 10-11 - SEASON 1 - Episode 2
[8:00AM] TOP GEAR: BEST OF 10-11 - SEASON 1 - Episode 3
[9:00AM] TOP GEAR: BEST OF 10-11 - SEASON 1 - Episode 4
[10:00AM] GORDON RAMSAY'S GREAT ESCAPE - SEASON 1 - Episode 3
[11:00AM] GORDON RAMSAY'S GREAT ESCAPE - SEASON 2 - Episode 1
[12:00PM] GORDON RAMSAY'S GREAT ESCAPE - SEASON 2 - Episode 2
[1:00PM] GORDON RAMSAY'S GREAT ESCAPE - SEASON 2 - Episode 3
[2:00PM] GORDON RAMSAY'S GREAT ESCAPE - SEASON 2 - Episode 4
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Too Short a Season
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-When The Bough Breaks
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 18-Home Soil
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 19-Coming of Age
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 20-Heart of Glory
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 21-The Arsenal of Freedom
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 22-Symbiosis
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 23-Skin of Evil
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Too Short a Season
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-When The Bough Breaks
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 18-Home Soil
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 19-Coming of Age
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 20-Heart of Glory
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 21-The Arsenal of Freedom
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 22-Symbiosis (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Southern Charm', 'Shahs Of Sunset', and another 'Shahs Of Sunset'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Zombieland', followed by the movie 'Zombieland', again, then the movie 'A Haunted House 2'.
FX has the movie 'Jack Reacher', followed by the movie 'Lone Survivor', then the movie '2 Guns'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Eddie George
[6:15AM] MARON-The Field Trip
[10:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Do You Think It's Alright?
[10:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Substitute
[11:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Squeeze Box
[5:45PM] MAX PAYNE
[8:00PM] BATMAN BEGINS
[10:15PM] BATMAN BEGINS
[1:15AM] MAX PAYNE
[3:30AM] ALIEN 3 (ALL TIMES EDT)
[8:30AM] The River Wild
[11:00AM] The Mechanic
[1:30PM] The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
[7:00PM] Joe Kidd
[9:00PM] Heartbreak Ridge
[12:00AM] The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
[2:30AM] Born on the Fourth of July
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Sex Symbols (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull', then the movie 'The Mummy'.
Retired late night host David Letterman and his wife Regina Lasko arrive for a state dinner for Nordic leaders at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2016. Nordic leaders are at the White house for a U.S.-Nordic Summit on security and economic issues followed by a State Dinner.
Photo by Andrew Harnik
She may be one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but deep down Julia Roberts is like every woman: dying to kick off her high heels.
The 48-year-old actress is known for going barefoot at awards ceremonies and even at her wedding to country singer Lyle Lovett.
But America's sweetheart went one naked step further by risking the wrath of the Cannes red carpet fashion police. French magazine L'Express Friday hailed her move as a "veritable act of militant feminism" and the French edition of Gala celebrity magazine said she had "dared the unthinkable."
Roberts premiered her latest film "Money Monster" on Thursday at Cannes and took her first ever walk up its vaunted red carpet, notorious for its strict dress codes demanding high heels and evening dress.
It was when she hoisted her black Giorgio Armani gown to walk up the steps to the cinema that photographers got a glimpse of her bare feet.
Director Costa Gavras poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the screening for the film "Ma loute" (Slack Bay) in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 13, 2016.
Photo by Jean-Paul Pelissier
A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a lawsuit calling for the full release a U.S. Senate report detailing the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation and detention program following the Sept. 11 attacks.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against the American Civil Liberties Union, which sought access to the more than 6,000-page document, often referred to as the "Senate torture report."
ACLU lawyer Hina Shamsi said in a statement that the ruling "has the disappointing result of keeping the full truth about the CIA torture program from the American public, and we're considering our options for appeal."
When the report was released in 2014, only a 500-page executive summary was made public. It said the CIA misled the White House and public about torture of detainees. Some captives were deprived of sleep for up to 180 hours, at times with their hands shackled above their heads, and the report recorded cases of simulated drowning or "waterboarding" and sexual abuse, including "rectal feeding" or "rectal hydration" without any documented medical need.
The ACLU sued under the Freedom of Information Act in 2013 to obtain the full report prior to its release. Congressional documents are exempt from the law, but the ACLU said the Senate Intelligence Committee relinquished control when it transmitted the report to the White House and other agencies, which are subject to freedom of information requests.
Scientists say a stone knife and other artifacts found deep underwater in a Florida sinkhole show people lived in that area some 14,500 years ago.
That makes the ancient sinkhole the earliest well-documented site for human presence in the southeastern U.S., and important for understanding the settling of the Americas, experts said.
The findings confirm claims made more than a decade ago about the site, some 30 miles southeast of Tallahassee. At that time, researchers reported evidence that humans were there some 14,400 years ago. But in an era when such an old date was widely considered impossible, other experts disputed the evidence, said Mike Waters of Texas A&M University in College Station.
Waters was among a new team of scientists who excavated there from 2012 to 2014. They report finding the knife and stone flakes in a paper released Friday by the journal Science Advances. The new work offers "far better" evidence for early humans than the earlier research did, he said.
Actor Brent Spiner, best known for his portrayal of the android, Lieutenant Commander Data, in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation is seen at the Motor City Comic Con, Friday, May 13, 2016 in Novi, Mich. Tens of thousands of fans are expected at the 27th annual convention which got underway Friday. The three-day pop-culture extravaganza welcomes dozens of celebrities from TV and film as well as hundreds of comic book creators, writers and artists.
Photo by Carlos Osorio
Pfizer Inc has taken steps to ensure that none of its products are used in lethal injections, the largest U.S. drugmaker said on Friday.
"We are enforcing a distribution restriction for specific products that have been part of, or considered by some states for, their lethal injection protocols," the New York-based drugmaker said on its website. "Pfizer strongly objects to the use of its products as lethal injections for capital punishment."
The move shuts off the last remaining open market source of drugs used in executions, following similar actions by more than 20 U.S. and European drugmakers, according to a report in the New York Times on Friday.
The list of products includes the powerful anesthetic propofol, the drug that caused the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson. The other Pfizer products the drugmaker said it will block from use in executions are pancuronium bromide, potassium chloride, idazolam, hydromorphone, rocuronium bromide and vecuronium bromide.
Pfizer said it offers the products because they save or improve lives, and markets them solely for use as indicated in the product labeling.
Texas' school finance system is flawed but constitutional, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday, a surprising, years-in-the-making blow to 600-plus districts that sued to force the conservative Legislature to pump more cash into classrooms.
The all-Republican court reversed a lower judge's finding that spending on school districts was inadequate and unfairly distributed among wealthy and poor areas because of $5.4 billion in classroom cuts approved by state lawmakers in 2011. The Texas constitution mandates a fair and efficient system providing a "general diffusion of knowledge."
Major legal battles over classroom funding have raged in Texas six times since 1984, but this marks just the second time that justices have failed to find the system unconstitutional.
"Our Byzantine school funding 'system' is undeniably imperfect, with immense room for improvement. But it satisfies minimum constitutional requirements," Justice Don Willet wrote in the 9-0 decision that ended the largest court case of its kind in state history.
The justices implored lawmakers to make serious changes, but said "our judicial responsibility is not to second-guess or micromanage Texas education policy."
French composer, performer and music producer Jean-Michel Jarre poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the screening of the film "I, Daniel Blake" in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 13, 2016.
Photo by Regis Duvignau
Professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka suffered so many blows to the head during his long career - even getting a coconut smashed on his skull - that he now suffers from dementia and is mentally incompetent to stand trial in the death of his girlfriend more than three decades ago, a psychologist testified Friday.
Snuka's severe mental impairment also stems from a history of abusing alcohol and cocaine, Dr. Frank Dattilio testified at the wrestling star's competency hearing.
Snuka was charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter last year in the 1983 death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino, who was from New York. Snuka's lawyer asserts he doesn't understand the charges or even know he was arrested.
Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach, after hearing from prosecution and defense experts, will decide if Snuka is competent to stand trial.
Singer Glodean White, left, the wife of Barry White, and MacKevin Andre White, right, arrive for a state dinner for Nordic leaders at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2016. Nordic leaders are at the White House for a U.S.-Nordic Summit on security and economic issues followed by a state dinner.
Photo by Andrew Harnik
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ratcheted up its warning about the potential side effects of a class of commonly-prescribed powerful antibiotic, including the drug known by the brand name Cipro.
In a safety announcement issued Thursday, the FDA said the potential side effects of fluoroquinolone anti-bacterial drugs often outweigh their benefits when it comes to treating people with bronchitis or basic sinus or urinary tract infections. As a result, the FDA says doctors should use these types of drugs only if they have no alternatives.
According to an FDA report from late last year, about 23 million patients per year between 2010 and 2014 received prescriptions for these types of drugs, most commonly for urinary tract infections.
Potential serious and disabling side effects related to the drugs can include tendon, muscle and joint pain, a "pins and needles" tingling sensation, confusion and hallucinations.
The FDA issued previous warnings about the drugs in 2008 and 2013, but didn't go so far as to advise doctors to restrict their use.
Participants of the so called 'Victorian Picnic' pose for photographers in fancy costumes during the Wave Gothic Festival (WGT) in Leipzig, Germany, Friday, May 13, 2016. Approximately 20,000 goths and other dark subculture fans are expected to attend the world's largest gothic and 'dark' culture festival until May 16, 2016.
Photo by Jens Meyer
An image emerged online earlier this week showing a parked SUV that looked nothing like a Google Streetview car, even though it had a Google Maps sticker on it. Discovered hiding in "the shadows" of the Philadelphia Convention Center, the car had two license plate readers on the front. Unsuspecting people who have never seen a Google Streetview car might confuse the spy SUV for an actual Google Maps car. But savvy internet users who can tell the difference knew better than that, realizing this was likely a law enforcement car disguised in a most unexpected way.
Soon enough, police confirmed the SUV belonged to its fleet. But authorities also denied any involvement in adorning the car with a Google Maps decal. That's hilarious, stupid and scary, all at the same time.
"We have been informed that this unmarked vehicle belongs to the police department; however, the placing of any particular decal on the vehicle was not approved through any chain of command," told Motherboard, which first published the image. "With that being said, once this was brought to our attention, it was ordered that the decals be removed immediately."
Philly police are investigating the matter and so is Google, which is probably not happy to hear police spy cars are masquerading as Google Maps cars.
A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, smokes inside his tent during the month long Kumbh festival at Ujjain in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Friday, May 13, 2016.
Photo by Rajanish Kakade
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
1. Madonna; $4,111,410; $216.01.
2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band; $2,301,652; $130.60.
3. Maroon 5; $2,198,012; $58.39.
4. Justin Bieber; $1,631,060; $100.71.
5. Ricky Martin; $1,255,474; $75.76.
6. Black Sabbath; $1,228,555; $91.21.
7. Muse; $1,186,112; $63.24.
8. Iron Maiden; $1,150,609; $61.08.
9. Kevin Hart; $1,036,617; $74.01.
10. The Who; $1,034,024; $91.94.
11. Carrie Underwood; $739,129; $66.97.
12. Little Mix; $723,539; $48.84.
13. Jason Aldean ; $502,552; $56.42.
14. Ellie Goulding; $497,554; $46.68.
15. Fall Out Boy; $442,674; $52.21.
16. Bryan Adams; $401,373; $58.13.
17. Brad Paisley; $386,542; $50.30.
18. "Riverdance"; $365,244; $57.97.
19. Jeff Dunham; $353,546; $49.84.
20. Jerry Seinfeld; $338,342; $93.75.
An Iberian lynx named Mistral jumps in a field after being released by Portugal's Minister of Environment Joao Matos Fernandes (unseen) and others in the Mount Milhouro (Herdade da Cela) region in Mértola, Portugal, May 13, 2016. Mistral is the 18th lynx bred in captivity and released since late 2014.
Photo by Nuno Veiga
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