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Battle High-Tech Space Sisters and Their Killer Robot Hounds Today in Warframe

Summary

  • The Sisters of Parvos game update is now available in Warframe.
  • Sisters of Parvos is one of Warframe’s most expansive updates yet, offering experiences for both new and active players.
  • The update includes a new easy-to-acquire Warframe, a large number of weapons and customizations, as well a new Lich System with new boss battles and rewards.

Warframe players eagerly awaiting our fan celebration event, TennoCon 2021, now have some new content to enjoy with the release of Sisters of Parvos, available today for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

Sisters of Parvos is one of our most expansive updates yet, offering experiences for both new and active players. We wanted to provide something for everyone in this update: A new easy-to-acquire Warframe, a large number of new weapons and customizations, as well a new Lich System with new boss battles and rewards.

New and Returning Enemies in a Continued Storyline of Greed, Power, and Oppression

The storyline of Vala, who we recently introduced in our last update, Call of the Tempestarii, continues this week with the aggressive Corpus expansion led by Parvos Granum. Parvos has manufactured a new line of adversary – a sisterhood of elite huntresses who live and die by his orders. Players will battle their sister’s mechanized hounds to acquire a new companion, weapons, and customizations through the Corpus Lich System.

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New Sisters, New Story, New Encounters, and New Rewards

True to their high-tech status, the Sisters of Parvos have been outfitted with some of the most advanced weapons in the Corpus arsenal. Players will challenge their new adversary to acquire these unique Corpus Weapons for themselves.

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New weapons include the Tenet Envoy, a discrete rocket launcher, and the Tenet Diplos, a pair of auto-lock-on, homing projectile pistols. TheTenet Spirex pistol features lightning-fast slugs and the Parvosian upgraded Tenet Tetra now offers a large burst radius grenade launcher alt-fire option. The Sister-modified Tenet Flux Rifle has improved power and the custom Corpus variant of the Tenet Arca Plasmor has staggering blast and radiation damage. Finally, there is the re-engineered Cycron which features a deadly refracting energy disc.

More Encounters and Rewards for Active Players With Our Improved Kuva Lich System

We’ve enhanced the existing Kuva Lich System with a host of quality-of-life improvements for our active players. We’ve even streamlined the experience making it easier to confront your Kuva Lich and the final showdown will now take place in outer space via Railjack. We’ve introduced new encounters and new rewards including the Kuva Grattler, a powerful Arch-gun, the Kuva Zarr, an explosive cannon, and the Kuva Hek, a four-barrel shotgun.

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New Rotational Content with Rewards for Void Storm Encounters

Void Storms now include additional rewards for players to collect. Four new Tenet briefcase weapons have been introduced with a rotational schedule. Including the Tenet Agendus, a massive impact hammer, the Tenet Exec, a shockwave-sending heavy blade, the Tenet Livia, an infinitely sharp two-handed blade, and the Tenet Grigori, a scythe launching spinning energy discs.

A New Player-Designed and Easy-to-Acquire Warframe

Unique to her aquatic abilities, Yareli’s Sea Snares form three water globules that seek out enemies and expand on contact, simultaneously damaging and immobilizing their victims. Her Merulina can be used for attacking but it also absorbs incoming damage. Her trio of orbiting Aquablades will tear through enemies. With Riptide, she can drag enemies into a crushing maelstrom and then blow them away with water bursts.

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We hope new players will appreciate how quickly they can earn and enjoy playing as our 47th Warframe, Yareli. New players will enjoy a more dynamic experience with not only her water-bending powers but also her very own K-Drive. Check out her new abilities in action with the Yareli Profile Trailer above.  

Play Sisters of Parvos today for free in Warframe on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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Warring factions have brought the Origin System to the brink of destruction.

Join the Tenno and defend an ever-expanding universe. Wield your Warframe’s tactical abilities, craft a loadout of devastating weaponry and define your playstyle to become an unstoppable force in this genre-defining looter-shooter.

Your Warframe is waiting, Tenno.

Author: Lesley Milner, Senior Producer, Digital Extremes
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Heat is the silent killer we should all be worried about

This post has been updated. It was originally published on May 4, 2021.

It begins when you stop sweating. Perspiration usually cools you down by releasing heat into the air as sweat evaporates, but eventually, if your body becomes dehydrated or the external mixture of hot air and humidity gets too high, you can no longer push the salty liquid through your pores. You flush all over as blood moves toward your skin—an attempt to shuttle warmth away from your core. Muscles cramp up as your salt reservoirs deplete. Organs swell as your body kicks up an immune response. Your thinking gets fuzzy. You might start hallucinating. You vomit so your stomach can stop wasting energy on digestion. Your heart pounds and your head aches. You may begin to have seizures.

When death finally comes, whether within the hour or a few days later, it’s in the form of a heart attack or organ failure. In the throes of heatstroke, your internal temperature may spike above 105°F, but if you’re alone—victims often are—you’ll have gone cold by the time someone finds you. It’s likely no one will know that the true killer was heat.

The human physique begins to fall apart when it gets too hot. “We have to maintain a very specific range of body temperatures,” says Shane Campbell-Staton, a Princeton University evolutionary biologist who studies the impact of extreme temps on people and animals. Most of us are comfortable when the air around us hovers between 68°F and 77°F, which allows us to maintain an internal thermostat somewhere around 98 degrees. When the environment pushes us past those limits, the delicate balance of chemical reactions that keep us alive starts to wobble, leading to cascades of negative effects that can very quickly become fatal.

[Related: 4 ways to keep cool when the temperature spikes]

Officially, only about 700 people in the US die from exposure to extreme heat per year, largely among vulnerable populations, like the unhoused and elderly, and people who spend long hours outside for work or sport. But scientists who study the links between weather and human health believe the actual number is much higher, says Scott Greene, a University of Oklahoma geographer who has been researching the subject since the 1990s. Exposure to extreme highs could be the culprit behind thousands of deaths in the United States each year and many more around the globe. It’s hard to say how many for certain, given that most of them go unrecorded. But whatever that grim tally is, we know one thing for sure: We can expect more in the years to come.

Without dramatic climate action in the near future, we will likely experience a sharp uptick in extreme heat events across the country by midcentury. That means a greater percentage of the population will deal with dangerous highs—according to the National Weather Service that’s triple digits, or anything in the 90s paired with 65 percent humidity or more.

Recent data from the Union of Concerned Scientists predicts that nearly 90 million people will experience 30 days or more of 105°F temperatures per year by 2050, compared to the fewer than 1 million who experienced such heat annually in the late 1900s. Those 30 scorchers will affect nearly one-third of American urban areas, predominantly in the Sunbelt and the southern Great Plains. Temperatures in the Northeast could exceed 90°F for up to 42 days a year, while some states in the Midwest can expect similar forecasts for more than 100 days a year. We can protect ourselves by changing our lifestyles to suit these climes, but public health experts say it will take a concerted effort from local, state, and national governments to edu­cate people on the dangers of heat, alert them when temperatures creep too high, and offer them solutions—like public access to AC and water.

Some of us are more vulnerable than others. The elderly generally don’t sweat or pump blood as efficiently as youngsters can, while children tend to perspire less and have greater surface-to-body-mass ratios. Certain medications, like antipsychotics and blood pressure pills, can throw internal thermostats out of whack. People without homes or access to air conditioning don’t have safe spaces in which to cool down, while construction workers and other laborers sometimes have no choice but to be outdoors, often during the hottest parts of the day.

[Related: These beautiful, terrifying maps show how hot we’ll get in 2090]

But anyone can succumb to rising temps. The National Weather Service’s heat index indicates that even temperatures in the 80s come with the risk of illness if you’re exposed for hours at a time and humidity is high, or if you’re engaged in strenuous outdoor activity like athletics. The risk goes up in lockstep with increasing airborne moisture and temperatures.

How likely a person is to die from exposure, however, remains somewhat opaque. That’s why Greene and others in his field examine how many people die in a given area during an unusually hot period, as opposed to just looking at those deaths that coroners or medical examiners code as related to hyperthermia. They search for what are known as “excess deaths”—fatalities that spike above the number typical for an area with the same demographics during that time of year. A similar analysis published by a different team in Environmental Epidemiology in 2020 suggests that heat is a direct or indirect cause of up to 10,000 fatalities in the United States each year—far higher than the official count. The circumstances are right for that number to keep going up, but the crisis is already at our door. Even based on official statistics, heat is already the leading weather-related killer in the country, ahead of winter storms, hurricanes, and flooding.

There’s still time, however, to prevent gruesome deaths. When Greene started researching this field in the 1990s, a stretch of fatally hot weather in the US—most notably, the 1995 Chicago heat wave that killed more than 700 people in five days—led cities across the country to start planning ahead. There hasn’t been sufficient research on such programs to quantify the exact benefits, according to the CDC, but what data we have is positive. The widespread adoption of warning systems to make residents aware of extreme temperatures and their health risks is one of the most important changes to come out of those efforts. An investigation of one such initiative in Philadelphia from 1995 to 1998, for example, found that the city’s interventions saved 117 lives in three years. The urban area’s accompanying response infrastructure also played an important role, Greene says. The media educated the public on the dangers of high temps, local utilities maintained services throughout the heat wave even in cases where payments were overdue, cooling centers offered access to shelter and water, and the city increased its staffing for emergency medical services. Greene and others are still working on tallying the exact impact of each of these mitigation efforts. Still, he says, it’s clear that simply making residents aware of the dangers can go a long way toward saving lives.

But hot spells that take locals by surprise remain a concern, especially in cities. A phenomenon called the urban heat island effect can raise temperatures in areas with lots of heat-holding concrete and a dearth of trees by several degrees compared to surrounding areas. That means densely packed metropolises can fall into the danger zone while folks in the suburbs feel fine.

And even though new warning systems and infrastructure have helped, there’s more work to do. “The main thing that separates us from the rest of the tree of life is our unique ability to buffer ourselves against extremes,” says Princeton’s Campbell-Staton.

To keep dropping the number of deaths, even as temperatures go up, city, county, state, and federal governments need to coordinate their responses, Greene says. He wants to see a more robust centralized national forecasting effort that predicts temperature spikes as far out as possible. With advance notice, cities could prepare by freeing up emergency funds and properly staffing infrastructure like ambulances and cooling centers. Such alerts could also clearly spell out what extreme heat might mean for a given locale: Just as an inch of snow is more of an emergency in Atlanta than it is in Boston due to baseline preparedness and local knowledge, you might not need a heat alert in Phoenix for the same temperatures as in Anchorage. These efforts could help raise the profile of extreme highs as an issue, Greene says, and save lives while they do. But for now, it’s important to realize just how many people are at risk—and how few of them know it.

Author: Rachel Feltman
Read more here >>> Science – Popular Science

Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet review: No iPad killer but plenty to love for its ludicrous price

If spending £500 on an iPad Air seems a bit rich then one popular option is Amazon’s Fire tablet range. These budget devices have been a huge success for the online retailer and the firm is now back with another update to its mini PCs. The Fire HD 10 Plus has just gone on sale and offers a bump in performance and a refreshed design that now features a soft-touch slate-coloured finish. With prices starting from just £179.99 it seems like a pretty decent bargain but is this tablet really worth your hard-earned cash or should save up a little more and just buy an iPad? Express.co.uk has been putting it to the test and here’s our full review.

FIRE HD 10 REVIEW

Right out of the box this new device still looks very much like an Amazon tablet. Although there’s that tactile soft-touch finish on the rear case everything else appears the same as before. That means you still get some pretty chunky bezels around the screen which are now starting to look very long in the tooth.

Of course, this is a very cheap gadget so we expect some compromises but if you want the best-looking tablet in town the Fire HD 10 Plus probably won’t be for you.

Switch things on for the first time and the next thing you’ll be faced with is endless prompts to sign up to Amazon’s plethora of subscription plans. Many of these, such as Prime Video, Amazon Music Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited offer hugely tempting free trials, which are fine, just be aware that once these end you’ll start getting billed on a monthly basis.

Once you’ve navigated past these constant pop-ups things are actually pretty impressive.

The 10.1-inch full HD screen is good and perfectly adequate for surfing the web and watching the odd movie and boxset on Prime Video. The Octa-core processor isn’t the fastest but basic tasks can be performed with a hint of a stutter and this model gets a tiny bit of extra RAM to help it cope with more intensive activities.

The overall performance is pretty good with our only main gripes about the usability coming from the pretty poor speakers which sound horribly tinny and lacking any ounce of bass.

There’s also a slight issue with apps. That’s because, despite the Fire HD 10 Plus running on Android it can’t access the Play Store and all of its millions of applications. This means you are stuck with Amazon’s own app marketplace which is fine but simply can’t compete with what Google or Apple has to offer.

You can’t even install Chrome or Gmail on the Fire which is pretty irritating. If that doesn’t bother you and you simply want a tablet for a bit of web surfing and shopping on Amazon it’s pretty hard to fault the HD 10 Plus.

Although those niggles are a bit annoying one thing that has improved on the Fire range are the accessories with this new tablet is you can now add a keyboard case to turn it into a mini laptop.

Amazon is even offering a Productivity Bundle which includes a keyboard plus full access to Office 365 and all of its apps, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, for a whole year. That means you will be able to enjoy a Windows 10-style experience without the hassle of endless security updates, bug threats, and complicated menus.

The standard Fire HD 10 Plus costs £189 with the Productivity Bundle costing £275 which isn’t bad value for money.

Of course, being an Amazon tablet there’s hands-free access to Alexa with the chatty assistant being summoned without needing to touch the screen. You can even turn the screen into an Echo-style smart speaker which is a really nice and very useful touch.

If you’re heading out on the road, you’ll get around 10-12 hours of battery and when things do run low it can be recharged wirelessly – not even the iPad Pro gets that feature!

FIRE HD 10 VERDICT

PROS – Nice 10.1-inch screen • Good battery life • Wireless charging • Great value for money
CONS – Design looks dated • Lack of apps • Terrible speakers

If you’re already a big fan of Amazon and its subscription services there’s plenty to like about the Fire HD 10 Plus.

It has a decent screen, long battery life and just about enough power for the average user. The inclusion of the extra RAM and wireless charging are nice additions and the option to add a keyboard and Microsoft’s applications is a welcomed addition.

It’s not the fastest or prettiest tablet out there and the lack of apps may be an issue for some. Those niggles mean this is definitely no iPad killer.

That said, for the price, this tablet offers excellent value for money and, if an iPad simply seems too expensive, this is a solid option for anyone on a budget. 

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Gardening expert recommends ‘fast-acting’ weed killer that removes them ‘within hours’

It’s often difficult to know which weed killers work best. Some people recommend using DIY methods, while others go for natural or household solutions. Others choose to use chemical weed killers which can be damaging to surrounding plants and their environment.

“Next, crowd out any unwanted weeds by keeping your soils pH level balanced and not mowing your grass too low.

“Growing a densely planted garden lawn can repress any weeds that might not belong.”

Another method, which the expert claimed “keeps weeds from ever popping up” is using corn gluten.

They said: “Use corn gluten to keep weeds from ever popping up.

However, not all corn gluten meal is the same.

Check the label said it’s a pre-emergent herbicide as animal feed products with similar wording are unlikely to work.

“Don’t let weeds get the better of you,” the expert added.

“Use these natural solutions to prevent and get rid of weeds naturally.”

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Drones revealed the intricate social lives of these killer whales

Social relationships are crucial for so many animals, from humans—for whom loneliness has been recently deemed an “epidemic”—to wasps to so-called “Resident” orcas: killer whales in the coastal North Pacific who eat fish and live in matrilineal groups. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B used drone footage to take a closer look at the social dynamics in a pod of Southern Resident orcas in the Pacific Northwest.

intricate social lives of these killer whales

“We know that these whales are extremely social,” says lead author Michael Weiss, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter, and previous studies have shown that social relationships seem to be important for their survival. Being able to measure these relationships in fine detail—understanding who is closely tied to whom, for example—could be critical for understanding how this population will fare in the future, he says. Southern Resident orcas are currently endangered, and their preferred food source, the Chinook salmon, is declining in population. The orcas have been suffering from starvation, ocean noise, and pollution.

During the summer of 2019, the authors launched a small drone over subgroups of a Southern Resident pod called “J,” which is made up of 22 orcas. They filmed continuously for 15 to 30 minutes at a time. Later, going back through the videos, the researchers identified how often two individuals were in the same group together. The drone footage also allowed the researchers to measure actual interactions between the whales—ones like physical contact and surfacing to breathe in unison, two behaviors that can indicate a social connection. (For example, for a lot of animals, says Weiss, touch is used to reinforce relationships, or to make up after a fight.)

“The main question we had is, who’s actually interacting with each other in these groups—not just, who are they in a group with?” says Weiss. By looking at these up-close interplays, the researchers hoped they might learn new information about what drives these interactions, like whether orcas of the same age interact more often than those of varying ages and what role gender plays in these relationships.

Underlying the study is a methodological question around how to best measure social relationships in animals, Weiss says. Even deeper: “How do we gain an understanding of animal societies?”

The researchers found, in line with previous studies, that the main factor driving the probability that two individuals would be in the same group together was how closely related the mammals were to each other. But there were other factors that contributed to whether the animals would actually interact (physical touch or breathing together). They found that individuals were spending more time interacting with others of the same sex and of similar age, with younger orcas and female orcas displaying the most robust social lives.

A key factor to this study’s success was the technology the researchers used. Drones offer up “a whole new world of possibilities,” wrote Filipa Samarra, a researcher at the University of Iceland and founder of the Icelandic Orca Project, a research and conservation organization, in an email to Popular Science.

“This is a really interesting study that shows the inner workings of the social lives of killer whales in a level of detail that we don’t usually have access to,” wrote Samarra, who was not involved in the research.

The fact that traditional methodologies might not fully capture the full complexity of social relationships in a group, Samarra continued, suggests that “even after years of studying these whales, there is still so much to learn.”

Author: Claire Maldarelli
This post originally appeared on Science – Popular Science

How to get ‘a killer deal’ when booking a holiday online – 'don't forget Covid cover'

Use comparison sites

It might be obvious that in order to get the cheapest price you have to compare it with others beforehand. But which platform is offering the best deals at the moment?

Nicky Kelvin, travel expert and Head of travel website The Points Guy UK, explained that his favourite and one of the most powerful tools especially for air travel is Google Flights.

“Much like Google itself, Google Flights offers an unparalleled aggregation of data and options which we can use to save time and money during the trip planning process.”

However, travel expert warned that it is important to be fast: “Deals across the travel world pop up each and every day — and disappear just as fast.”

Setting a price alert is a very useful trick, as it will let you know straight away when the price of the holiday you’re looking for has gone down. “A number of sites, like Google Flights and Skyscanner, allow you to track price alerts and can allow you to avoid peak travel times (and therefore higher costs).”

READ MORE: Woman ends up in Gibraltar after boarding the wrong flight

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Black Fungus Horror: Killer disease detected in South America amid fears of new pandemic

Both South American countries have reported one case each of the deadly fungal infection, which has the scientific name mucormycosis. The very rare infection is caused by exposure to mucor mould and normally affects people with severely compromised immune systems, such as diabetics and HIV/Aids sufferers. However, India has seen an explosion of cases in patients recovering from Covid-19.

Mucormycosis affects the sinuses, the brain and lungs and has a 50 percent mortality rate – if it is not treated early.

Uruguayan scientists last week discovered a case of “black fungus” in a 50-year-old man recovering from Covid.

A statement released this week by the Chilean Society of Infectology said: “Cases of fungal infections have been detected since the start of the pandemic but the frequency has increased and serious cases have risen.”

Indian doctors have struggled to deal with an unprecedented influx of patients suffering from the killer disease over the course of the last month.

Normally, they would see just three to four cases in a year, but some are now having to treat five to six new patients a day.

Dr Arvinder Singh Soin, a leading Indian doctor in Delhi, recently tweeted: “We have seen more cases of black fungus in the past week than we normally treat in two years.”

READ MORE: Black fungus: Doctors claim infection is ‘more challenging than Covid’

Certain steroids have been found to be effective in treating those with advanced Covid symptoms.

They reduce inflammation in the lungs, as well as preventing the body’s immune system from going into overdrive when fighting off the virus.

However, steroids can reduce immunity and increase blood sugar levels in both diabetics and non-diabetic Covid patients.

Indian doctors believe that this drop in immunity could be triggering the surge in mucormycosis cases.

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How to make a weed killer with white vinegar

As the summer months arrive, our gardens are the place to spend time, host friends and family and generally enjoy. Getting the garden into tip-top shape after a long and cold winter can be time-consuming, especially when it comes to weeding.
Weeding can be a strain, both physically and on your time with hardy weeds spreading to all corners of your garden, in between pavements and even among your plants.While stores sell weed killer, and you can pull by hand, you can save money – and time – by making your own weed killer.

Often store-bought weed killers are high in chemical content, so for a more natural method, you can opt for white vinegar.

White vinegar’s high acidity is ideal for targeting weeds and removing them for good.

Read More: Gardening expert shares warning over weeding

Depending on the hardiness of the weed you could see results as soon as an hour after spritzing with white vinegar.However, make sure you avoid spraying the mixture on any plants you wish to keep, as it can kill those too.

You will need to grab yourself some white vinegar, table salt, washing up liquid and a spray bottle.

So read on for the best way to kill weeds with white vinegar.

White vinegar weed killer: Weeds on driveway

White vinegar weed killer: Weeds can wreak havoc in gardens and driveways (Image: GETTY)

White vinegar weed killer: White vinegarWhite vinegar weed killer: Make sure you avoid spraying the mixture on any plants you wish to keep, as it can kill those too (Image: GETTY)

How to make a weed killer with white vinegar

White vinegar – including five percent household vinegar – is ideal for this method.

For quicker results you can opt for higher concentration vinegar such as 10 or 20 percent, however, this can be costly.

You will need

  • 1 litre of white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of washing up liquid
  • Spray bottle

Add the salt to the vinegar in a jug and stir until the salt has dissolved.

Then add the washing up liquid and mix once more.

Pour the mixture into your spray bottle and you are ready to get spraying.

For the best results, spray any weeds at noon, when the sun is at its highest.

White vinegar weed killer: Dandelions

White vinegar weed killer: Spray the mixture directly onto the weed’s leaves (Image: GETTY)

The sun will aid the mixture in drying out the weeds and speed up killing them.Be careful where you spray as if any of the mixture gets on regular plants, it can destroy them too.

This mixture can also turn your soil acidic, so it may be best to use on any weeds between paving stones rather than amongst flowerbeds or in your lawn.

To get rid of dandelions and small weeds spritz your white vinegar solution onto the leaves.

For bigger weeds which have set root both spray the leaves and pour onto the plant to target the roots.You should see weeds shrinking away within an hour.

For weeds in your lawn, best opt for a store-bought weed killer or pull by hand to avoid destroying your grass.

Other methods include using boiling water or dish soap, however again you may risk damaging your lawn itself.

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Accused serial killer with ties to Houston found guilty in Oklahoma teen's kidnapping and murder

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (KTRK) — A suspected serial killer with ties to high-profile Houston-area cases has been found guilty of kidnapping and killing an Oklahoma woman more than 20 years ago.William Lewis Reece, 61, was charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the 1997 killing of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston, who was abducted from a car wash in Bethany, Oklahoma. Her body was found the next day in Canadian County.

Oklahoma prosecutors have said they would seek the death penalty in the Johnston killing.A Texas Ranger testified during a preliminary hearing in 2017 that Reece acknowledged killing “the Oklahoma girl” during an interview in March 2016. He’s also suspected of killing a woman and two girls in Texas in 1997.

Johnston, 20-year-old Kelli Cox, 17-year-old Jessica Cain and 12-year-old Laura Smither all disappeared over a four-month period in 1997, after Reece had been released from an Oklahoma prison for previous rape and kidnapping convictions. Smither was from Friendswood and Cain was from Tiki Island. Cox was from Denton, Texas.

“This case was for Tiffany Johnston, but it was also for all the girls and yeah, I felt tremendous relief to finally have that day in court,” Gay Smither said in an interview with ABC13 from her hotel room in Oklahoma City.

Gay has been in court every day. Jurors heard eight days of testimony from almost 20 witnesses. She said much of it revolved around the Texas cases, including the murder of daughter.

“We’ve been reliving everything through the testimony and it’s been brutal,” she said.

In 2016, Reece was already serving a 60-year prison sentence in Texas for kidnapping when he led police to graves in southeast Houston and Brazoria County where Cain and Cox’s remains were found. In the end, investigators said he confessed to the four murders and cooperated as part of a deal with prosecutors who agreed to take the death penalty off the table in Texas.

“In the end, he did the right thing,” said Gay, who also praised law enforcement for their persistence. “He came forward with the information and he brought answers to Jessica and Kelli’s families, and I can’t put a price tag on that. I have nothing but praise for the Friendswood Police Department and the Texas Rangers. What they did for all of our families was absolutely incredible.”The punishment phase begins on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Reece still faces murder charges in Galveston County for the deaths of Cain and Laura Smither, and it’s unclear how those will move forward.

“Decisions on how these cases will be resolved will be made after the conclusion of the proceedings in Oklahoma,” said Brent Haynes, Assistant Criminal District Attorney, in an email to ABC13.

Gay will be back in an Oklahoma court room next week to watch the second phase of Reece’s trial knowing it might be the only one she gets.

“Whatever happens, it’s in God’s hands and we’re at peace with it,” she said.

WATCH: Mom of girl killed says she felt ‘relief’ after guilty verdict

On Friday, the father of Cain, C.H. Cain, issued the following statement:“I’m just glad that he can never harm another innocent young woman. We will miss Jessica every day of our lives, but as for Reece, my heart had been at ease for a very long time, because I know that the final judgement belongs to God. What happens on Earth is temporary. What God decides is eternal.”

SEE ALSO: Remembering Jessica Cain, 20 years after her disappearance

EXCLUSIVE: Woman says she was kidnapped by William Reece speaks out for first time

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Will Shiba Inu go up? 3 things to know about Dogecoin killer SHIB

While SHIB could go up, some analysts say it’s highly unlikely SHIB will ever reach the $ 1 mark as it hasn’t shown as much growth as rival coin DOGE.

Instead, Shiba Inu is expected to become a ‘stable coin’ while DOGE will likely reach $ 1 in value.

Stablecoins are currencies that have steady prices and are expected to have ‘low price volatility’ with prices that are pegged.

If the SHIB coin does, somehow, follow in the steps of DOGE, then the same kind of yield in growth can be expected later down the line.

People have been expecting big things from DOGE – especially with big-name endorsements like Elon Musk and Mark Cuban – and SHIB could just be riding on its coattails but making waves on the market nonetheless.

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