9 months agoJuventus to offer Benatia to Arsenal for Ramsey

first_imgJuventus to offer Benatia to Arsenal for Ramseyby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are ready to setup a swap deal with Juventus for Aaron Ramsey.The Wales midfielder has already agreed Bosman terms with the Bianconeri, though could move to Juve immediately for the right deal.La Stampa says that could include Morocco defender Medhi Benatia.Benatia has not travelled with Juve to Jeddah for the Supercoppa and is keen on leaving this month.And with Arsenal in the market for a new centre-half, he is being offered to the Gunners in a straight swap for Ramsey. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audiblecom

first_imgAudible.com bestsellers for week ending January 11:Fiction1. The Man on the Mountaintop: An Audible Original Drama by Susan Trott & Libby Spurrier, narrated by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding & David Thorpe (Audible Studios)2. Atomic Marriage by Curtis Sittenfeld, narrated by Diane Lane (Audible Studios)3. Harry Clarke: With Bonus Performance: Lillian by David Cale, narrated by Billy Crudup and the author (Audible Studios)4. The Spies That Bind: A Gallagher Girls Prequel by Ally Carter, narrated by Rebecca Soler (Audible Studios)5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (Penguin Audio)6. Holding: A Novel by Graham Norton, narrated by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio)7. Enchanter: Spellmonger, Book 7 by Terry Mancour, narrated by John Lee (Podium Publishing)8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Book 1 by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale (Pottermore Publishing)9. Storm World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 10 by B. V. Larson, narrated by Mark Boyett (Audible Studios)10. The Speed of Sound: (Speed of Sound Thrillers, Book 1) by Eric Bernt, narrated by Christopher Lane (Brilliance Audio)Nonfiction1. Power Moves: Lessons from Davos by Adam Grant, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)2. Becoming by Michelle Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)3. The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)4. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins, narrated by the author & Adam Skolnick (Lioncrest Publishing)5. 21 Days of Meditation by Aaptiv, narrated by Jess Ray (Aaptiv)6. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, narrated by the author (Thomas Nelson Publishers)7. Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado, narrated by Ben Holland (Thomas Nelson)8. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan (Random House Audio)9. Unfu(asterisk)k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop, narrated by the author (HarperAudio)10. Sleep Better by Aaptiv, narrated by Jade Alexis (Aaptiv)—–The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Village of Rycroft remains on Boil Water Advisory and State of Local

first_imgRYCROFT, AB – The water main has been repaired and the water distribution system has re-opened yet the Boil Water Advisory and State of Local Emergency remains in effect.Posted to the Village of Rycroft’s FB Page;PRESS RELEASE #12March 6, 2019 – 9:10 a.m. Yesterday evening the break in the water main was repaired and the water distribution system was re-opened. Residents should now have water service.DO NOT DRINK THE WATER.The BOIL WATER ADVISORY will remain in effect until such time as the laboratory results verify it is safe to consume.The State of Local Emergency remains in effect.Please note:Now that the water distribution system is re-activated, most water lines will contain some air and water discoloration when opened. This is normal. Open taps SLOWLY and the regular steady flow will soon occur.last_img read more

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Where is Denny Poole the three year anniversary to his missing date

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – News first broke about the disappearance of Denny Poole on March 15th, 2016 saying the RCMP were seeking help in locating the 15-year-old First Nations youth.It is the three year anniversary marking the disappearance of Poole and during this time there have been no updates as to his where abouts.When Poole went missing he was described as about 5’7 tall and weighing between 120 to 130 lbs. He had short black hair, and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a grey DGK sweater with a red logo. Poole was carrying a black backpack, Osirus shoes, black jeans and a flat-brimmed ball cap. ‘RCMP have said that Denny, along with a friend, were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12. But the teenager never got to his intended destination, nor was he seen getting home.“The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for some 20 hours taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads but appeared they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway,” a press release from RCMP stated.Around 7:30 p.m. that night, Denny and the other teenager split up to head their own ways. At 7:52 p.m., the RCMP’s dispatch received a phone call from the other youth. He reported, what police have called, a ‘suspicious occurrence’ that could have been a hypothermic delusion.During this phone call, an unknown man travelling between the two cities stopped to check on Denny’s friend and spoke with an RCMP dispatcher on the phone. “The individual spoke with what sounded like a heavy South Asian accent,” the press release from March 22 read. “Police have not been able to identify this individual.”Staff Sgt. Marcel Guilbault with the Dawson Creek RCMP said, since Denny was on foot and appeared to have been wandering in the area for some time, they are asking everyone in the area where he was last seen to check their property and outbuildings in case Denny took refuge in one of these structures.Police have since attempted to establish a timeline about 24 hours prior to his disappearance and appealed to the public for help. They have asked anyone who was driving along the Alaska Highway, or the side roads, near the Kiskatinaw Bridge and saw someone fitting Denny’s description to contact them.’center_img March 15th, 2016 the RCMP reach out to media for key witnesses such as drivers who were travelling between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John who may have seen two youths on the highway or side roads and fit Poole’s description.According to RCMP, Poole was last seen on March 12 around the south side of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge, between Taylor and Dawson Creek. Since he was last seen, he had made no contact with his family, which was considered out of character for him.April 1st, 2016 it had been three weeks since Poole had been last seen on highway 97.The RCMP says the 15-year-old and a friend were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12, but Denny never arrived at his intended destination, nor did he return home. He was last seen at 7:30 that night.The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for about 20 hours, taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads, but the police say it appears they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway.April 12th, 2016 it had been one month since Poole had been seen last.last_img read more

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East Bypass Road will be renamed to Northern Lights Drive effective June

first_imgWith this approval, the City is now moving forward to complete the road renaming and addressing changes as required.In April, the City sent letters by registered mail to all property owners notifying them of this change as it will have an effect on their current address.If you are a property owner and did not receive a letter, you can contact the Planning and Engineering Department at 250-787-8150. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Starting tomorrow, June 26, the road known as the East Bypass Road will be renamed to Northern Lights Drive.According to the City, since there has been steady residential growth and development close to the road, it no longer functions as a bypass road to re-direct traffic around the City and away from urban development.Although the majority of the road is now within City boundaries, the City received approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to proceed with the road renaming on that portion of the road.last_img read more

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11 dead as SUV falls into gorge in J-K’s Ramban

first_imgBanihal/Jammu: Eleven people, including four women and five children, were killed and four others injured when an SUV skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The SUV, carrying 15 passengers from Chaderkote to Rajgarh, rolled down into the over 500-feet-deep gorge when its driver lost control at Kunda nallah near Baglihar power house at 10.30 am, an official said. He said the locals along with the police immediately launched a rescue operation and pulled out bodies and injured from the scene. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day While six persons were found dead on-the-spot, five others succumbed on way to hospital, the official said, adding that three more critically injured persons, including driver of the vehicle, are being airlifted to Jammu for specialised treatment. Rajgarh is a far flung tehsil in Ramban district and is connected with the Jammu-Srinagar national highway through a link road which is reportedly damaged at various places. The allowed capacity for SUV operating in the hilly roads is only seven passengers and the driver of the vehicle has violated the directive, the official said. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: Bhagwat He identified some of the deceased as Romal Din (61), Mohammad Mubeen (23), Rubeena Begum (30), Urmilla Devi (32), Babli Devi (37), 13-year-old Imano Bano, nine-year-old Arjun, two-year-old Pari, and a three-month-old baby. Another child who was being airlifted to Government Medical College hospital Jammu succumbed at the helipad, the official said, adding the identity of the child and a woman is being ascertained. In separate cases, a cyclist was crushed to death by an unidentified vehicle in Poonch district, while nine passengers were injured in a collision between two buses along the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba district on Saturday. The cyclist, Prakash (48), a daily wager in Municipal Committee Poonch, was hit by an unidentified vehicle near Jhalas when he was on way to work Saturday morning, resulting in his on-the-spot death, officials said. They said a bus and a mini-bus collided near Thandi Khui in Vijaypur along the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba district around 9.30 am, resulting in injuries to nine passengers. Three of the critically injured were rushed to Government Medical College hospital Jammu for specialised treatment, the officials said.last_img read more

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KMDA to repair Sealdah flyover soon

first_imgKolkata: The consulting agency engaged by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) to do the health study of Sealdah flyover, popularly known as Vidyapati Setu, has stated that the bridge is in need of repair.”The preliminary report has pointed out that the Sealdah flyover is in need of repair. But the condition is not such that it needs immediate work. We have sought a detailed report from the consulting agency, in which they will specify the areas that need to be repaired,” state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHakim has already brought the report to the notice of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. A senior KMDA official said that the detailed report will be submitted in the month of July and the tender will be floated for repair of the bridge. “There are seven other bridges for which we have already engaged a consultant and their health study is going on in full swing,” the official said. The flyover, set up in the late 1970s, is one of the busiest in the city. It may be mentioned that soon after the caving in of Majerhat bridge in September last year, the state government had prepared a list of 15 bridges for structural health audit. The list included Dhakuria bridge, Bijon Setu, Auro- bindo Setu, Chetla bridge, Kalighat Bridge, Durgapur bridge and Sealdah flyover among others.last_img read more

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UN grateful to Morocco for fighting Al Qaeda in the Sahel…

first_imgRabat- Sixteen hundred Moroccan soldiers are taking part in a significant African military operation under the auspices of the U.N. to cope with terrorism threats in the region. The Assistant General Secretary of the UNO Hervé Ladsous hailed Morocco’s contributions to the UN operations in Africa, where about 1,600 Moroccan Blue Berets are deployed, primarily in Ivory Coast and the Congo in order to address the threat of Al-Qaeda. .According to Akhbar Alyaoum, Hervé Ladsous said Thursday that ”I have to say that every time I was in one of these missions, I was eager  to meet the Moroccan contingents to show them our recognition of the very good job they do.” According to the same source, Ladsous also praised Morocco’s commitment in the Central African Republic, explaining that the Kingdom “agreed to quickly deploy a military team and make it at the disposal of the United Nations mission, which is still a political mission but will possibly become a peacekeeping mission”.Edited by Jessica Rohan © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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Ohio State womens soccers poor play results in three game losing streak

Ohio State’s women’s soccer team posted an 0-2 record against Big Ten foes last weekend and, according to coach Lori Walker, the team’s performance was as poor as she’s ever seen. The weekend started for the Buckeyes with a 1-0 home defeat to Iowa Friday. Then came a 3-2 loss to Nebraska Sunday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes (8-7-1, 3-4-1) have lost three matches in a row, with all of the defeats coming at the hands of conference foes. Coach Lori Walker was noticeably frustrated by the team’s play this weekend. “I think our team is playing about as poorly as I’ve ever seen us play,” Walker said. After being held scoreless Friday, the Buckeyes showed more energy offensively Sunday, outshooting the Cornhuskers 26 shots to 14. Despite scoring two goals, Walker said the team is struggling most on the attack. “I think that our inability to be dangerous in the final 25 yards of the field is absolutely crippling our confidence,” she said. “Although we found a couple of goals today, we are not consistently being dangerous in the last 25 yards. “You can’t outshoot a team 26 to 14 and find a way to lose 3-2 unless your attack is in the crapper right now, and ours is.” Trailing 3-1, senior defender Danielle Scoliere settled a loose ball in the box and finished from six yards out to bring the Buckeyes within a goal in the 81st minute. It was her first goal of the season. The Buckeyes dug themselves into an early second half deficit, allowing a Nebraska goal in the 50th minute. The gap swelled to 3-1 in the 71st minute when OSU gave up a breakaway goal. Junior forward Lauren Granberg tied the game in the 26th minute with her third goal of the season. After a deflected header attempt by senior forward Paige Maxwell, the ball landed in front of Granberg who finished into a wide open net level the score, 1-1. OSU fell behind early when it conceded an own goal to the Huskers in the 11th minute. October has not been kind to the Buckeyes, who are now 1-3-0 during the month. The Buckeyes continue Big Ten play this week with two away matches. OSU will face Michigan Friday at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday at 12 p.m. read more

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Ancelotti tips PSG for Champions League success

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti has tipped former side Paris Saint-Germain for Champions League glory but Napoli can end those ambitions early.The first tie ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes, where PSG fought back twice to scrape a point.“It’s an important game and can be decisive for both teams,” Ancelotti told Telefoot via Football Italia.“We ended up in a very difficult group with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. The result can be decisive for the future of our side in the competition, but the same goes for Paris.“We need an extraordinary performance in order to get the victory because we don’t have the kind of exceptional players they do throughout the squad.”PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Ancelotti effectively started Paris Saint-Germain’s domination of French football, but they have never been able to match it with Champions League results.“They’ve lacked experience in the important moments of the Champions League, but the team is stronger this season and the players have more belief in themselves. They know that they can win the Champions League this term.“This is a game that can decide the destinies of these two teams,” continued Ancelotti.“I think Kylian Mbappé and Neymar can succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the global football landscape. If Kylian doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or this year, he certainly will over the next few seasons.“Neymar has a new position and is at the heart of the team now. His new placement allows him to be more dangerous and effective for his team.”last_img read more

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Higuain reveals why he left Turin

first_imgFormer Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain who is on loan at Milan has revealed that the decision to leave Juventus was made for him.Pipita was so loved by the Bianconeri that it became a surprise when he left Turin. However, the striker has taken his time to explain why.“That’s not a question for me. I played for Juventus, everyone knows what I won there and how much I gave to Juventus. The decision was not mine, it was made by others. Milan then showed that they wanted me and I came here,” Higuain said via Football Italia.“I think the reaction of the Juve players tonight proves I was loved there.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.During Juventus Vs Milan clash on Sunday, Higuain had demanded to take the penalty against his former teammate Wojciech Szczesny, who saved it.“Szczesny moved first, that’s why he got it. I thought it was going into the side-netting, it was a great save. Only those who take penalties can miss them, it’s easy to say afterwards that it was wrong.”“I took the responsibility, I felt good about taking it. I think at the end of the day, we’ve got to keep our heads up because we played well against a very strong Juventus side.”last_img read more

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The Week Debuts ShortForm Podcasts in a Bid for Differentiation

first_img “I love listening to podcasts, but most of the podcasts I listen to are kind of a wandering hour,” Ben Frumin, editor-in-chief of TheWeek.com, tells Folio:. “It’s Bill Simmons or Marc Maron taking you on this vibrant and interesting conversational journey, but a meandering one.” “It’s an attitude we’ve long taken with The Week’s digital operation,” says Frumin. “We really treat our website as a laboratory. We want to try new things, take risks, and kind of learn in real time.” “Audio is really rich and complex and fun for storytelling,” Hansen adds. “It’s thinking about how you can build layers of sound and put someone into a setting, but also recognizing that its so intimate — you have someone who’s essentially whispering in your ear. It’s a lot of finding the balance between too much sound and not enough.” In such a saturated and dynamic media space, differentiation has become key for publishers looking to tap into the rapidly growing listener pool. To that end, The Week has announced the launch of three new podcasts, each of which can be consumed in ten minutes or less. “This Week I Learned was just born out of my own curiosity bug,” adds Hansen. “I just felt overwhelmed by things that I loved learning and wanted to share, and there wasn’t a perfect place for that on TheWeek.com. Putting it into audio format almost worked better than putting it into an article.” “We thought there was a space for short, tight, focused mini-podcasts, and felt that we were the best brand to do that because that’s what we do. The Week is all about concision, wit, brevity.” The three podcasts have only been out for about a month, but early returns have been positive. Seven Minute Explainers and This Week I Learned have already cracked the iTunes Top 100 chart, no small feat in such a crowded space. While the podcasts are currently free of any advertising, Frumin says sponsorships are part of the plan moving forward and that several brands have already expressed interest. The three podcasts are the result of a few years’ worth of playing around with the concept, says Frumin, a process which began when The Week’s editors came across a January 2013 Reddit AMA in which Slate.com editor David Plotz extolled Slate’s hugely successful foray into the medium. Up until about the last six months, however, any podcast activity from The Week was pure experimentation. The secret is out. The podcasting explosion is in full swing, with publishers as disparate as The New Yorker, Runner’s World, and even Barstool Sports making heavy investments in the medium. Sometimes, however, listeners prefer to ride the bullet train.center_img The digital content consumer, particularly when using a smartphone, has long been known to favor generally concise, short-form content, but that same idea hasn’t quite manifested itself in podcasts — at least not most of those being widely distributed on platforms like iTunes. Frumin likens many of the most popular podcasts like Serial or WTF with Marc Maron to sweeping, scenic drives up the California coastline.  “We asked ourselves, ‘What does The Week do really well that could transfer to audio?'” says Hansen. “One of them is breaking down complex and compelling topics into the most crucial information.” A second podcast, Seven Minute Opinions, aims to provide listeners with a diverse array of perspectives and arguments related to dominant issues in the news cycle in an effort to challenge preconceived notions and inspire new ways of thinking. Finally, This Week I Learned, hosted by Hansen, leverages the internet’s treasure trove of fascinating revelations under the guise of “making learning fun again.” “That’s what our podcasts are,” Frumin continues. “We really felt like there was a need among this booming podcast audience for short, concise, to the point, time-saving, and efficient podcasts that didn’t just occupy a listener’s time, but made the best use of it.” The idea to focus on short-form content was a natural progression, according to Frumin, who says The Week excels at providing the strapped-for-time, on-the-go consumer with authoritative, useful information in a concise and economic manner. It’s something the brand already does with the content it produces for mobile devices, where barriers to exit are nonexistent and the need to hold consumers’ attention for several short periods of time is paramount.  For now, the learning experience continues. All three podcasts are produced in-house by a team led by The Week’s multimedia editor, Lauren Hansen. The first is Seven Minute Explainers, in which editors and reporters address everything listeners need to know about a specific timely or compelling topic. Listen to episode 3 of This Week I Learned below:last_img read more

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Ageless AntMan Paul Rudd turns 50 and no one on Twitter believes

first_img Share your voice TV and Movies Some fans pointed out that 50 isn’t exactly 150. “Does everyone think people turn into the Crypt Keeper when they turn 30?” asked Lindsey Romain. Others pointed out he’s not the only actor who manages to stay youthful. “I’m not saying Paul Rudd doesn’t look great at 50, but I raise you with Jared Leto at 47,” wrote one Twitter user. Me learning that Paul Rudd is 50 years old pic.twitter.com/qdpaSKnhuo— Felipe Sobreiro (@therealsobreiro) April 6, 2019 HOLD UP PAUL RUDD IS FIFTY?? THIS MAN IS 50??? WHAT HOW pic.twitter.com/NaPAomWyI0— chris!! 31 ✧ 53 ✧ 161 (@itslovelychris) April 6, 2019 32 Photos Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit i think paul rudd looks his age because tons of 50 year olds look that way, does everyone think people turn into the crypt keeper when they turn 30?— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) April 7, 2019 Twitter Wait paul rudd is actually 50 afgffvgvh i thought y’all were joking omg— Syd 💜🖤 (@lesbianhawkeye) April 6, 2019 instead of saying Paul ages like fine wine I’m going to start saying wine ages like Paul Rudd pic.twitter.com/qTFm4ZXEkR— 𝐚𝐬𝐡: «𝐁𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫» (@lokiurie) April 7, 2019center_img Okay, look. I’m not saying Paul Rudd doesn’t look great at 50, but I raise you with Jared Leto at 47. pic.twitter.com/0h5mimAhQE— Mykie (@GlamandGore) April 7, 2019 Rudd himself isn’t afraid to share his secret. “I’m 80 years old on the inside,” Rudd said at a recent event, the Chicago Tribune reports. He then pointed to his chest and continued, “In here, pure darkness — and a little moisturizer.”The ageless Rudd will be seen again in Avengers: Endgame, which comes out later this month. Post a comment Actor Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, turned 50 years old on Saturday. Or maybe he didn’t, because social media had a blast pointing out his superpower seemed to be never aging. Paul Rudd turning FIFTY and looking like THIS is a perfect example of how people age when they are unproblematic. pic.twitter.com/aGCbO3N1hV— 𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈 (@itsjustanx) April 6, 2019 0 Paul Rudd is literally aging normally he’s just hot— Christine Sydelko (@csydelko) April 6, 2019 Tags Happy 50th to the ever charming, ever boyish Paul Rudd. Fifty is incidentally the number of virgins whose blood he baths in per annum. pic.twitter.com/M1nH8kA5u9— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 6, 2019 I could play Paul Rudd’s older brother. I’m 40.— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) April 6, 2019last_img read more

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How to see the Eta Aquarid meteor shower sizzle in the sky

first_img 0 Share your voice Sky Space Post a comment Tags Sci-Tech An Eta Aquarid meteor seen over Georgia in 2012. NASA/MSFC/B. Cooke Conditions are great this week for one of the best meteor showers in the first half of the year. The Eta Aquarids are officially at their most active around May 7, but this shower doesn’t have a particularly sharp peak, meaning the next few nights are all good opportunities to catch the show.  A patient backyard spotter with cloudless skies and minimal light pollution might spy 25 to 30 shooting stars, with the chances getting better as you move south.  According to the American Meteor Society, the further south your observing location on the globe, the longer your viewing window, but the meteors will also appear lower in the sky.  All this means Australians will have some of the best viewing conditions. These “shooting stars” are actually particles of Halley’s Comet, which was last seen in 1986, but the bits of space dust burning up this week come from an earlier, closer pass of the comet centuries ago. They’re known for moving particularly fast, at 42 miles per second (66.9km/sec), which makes for long trains but few bright fireballs.  Halley’s Comet also produced the debris cloud that gives us the Orionid meteor shower each October. Regardless of where you are, the Eta Aquarids can be a bit more inconvenient to see than other showers unless you’re a very early riser. The show really starts getting going after 2 to 3 a.m. local time and will last about an hour and a half for people around 50 degrees north latitude, which includes places where lots of Canadians, British and French people live. As you move south, the viewing window gets longer, with Australians being treated to a four-hour show.  eta-aquariidsThe meteors will appear to originate from near the constellation Aquarius. American Meteor Society You can just lay back and relax in the early morning hours with a wide view of the sky and have a good chance of seeing some of the meteors, or to maximize your odds of spotting them you can orient yourself to look towards the east and the “water jar” in the constellation Aquarius. This is a good year for the eta Aquarids because the moon will not be out to muck up your viewing. But you’ll still want to get as far away from city lights and other light pollution to have the best viewing experience. Here’s hoping the weather cooperates and you’re a (very early) morning person. Happy skywatching! last_img read more

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BCL men vandalise clinic for extortion

first_imgBCLLeaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) allegedly attacked and vandalised a private clinic in Ramganj upazila on Friday night over extortion.BCL is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).Md Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, manager of Prantik General Hospital, and witnesses said that a group of BCL leaders and activists riding on 15/20 motorcycles led by upazila BCL president Faisal Maal and general secretary Mehedi Hasan Shuvo attacked and stormed into the hospital at night.Around five people, including patients, were injured in the attack, he alleged.The hospital sources said that the BCL leaders had been demanding extortion for long.Ramganj police station officer-in-charge Md Tota Miah said that they are investing into the incident.Contacted, district BCL leader Chowdhury Mahamudunnabi Sohel denied the involvement of BCL men in the attack.He alleged that the group of BCL men chased the leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, student body of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), as they were “planning to stage sabotage at the hospital”.last_img read more

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US state passes tough abortion bill

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 18 January 2019, anti-abortion activists participate in the `March for Life,` an annual event to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the US, outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPThe Alabama senate passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States on Tuesday, banning any termination of pregnancy and punishing doctors who perform the procedure with life in prison.The text, which the Republican-led senate sent to Governor Kay Ivey’s desk for signature into law, does not include exceptions in cases of rape or incest.The largest human rights defense organisation in the United States, the ACLU, promised to file a lawsuit to block its implementation, although the bill’s backers have expressly said they want to bring the case to the Supreme Court.Now that the court has a conservative majority in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election, some Republicans want it to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that recognized women’s right to abortion.”You just raped the state of Alabama yourself,” state senate Democratic leader Bobby Singleton said after senators eliminated an amendment seeking exceptions to the abortion ban.”You’re saying to my daughter you don’t matter in the state of Alabama… It’s ok for men to rape you and you’re gonna have his baby if you get pregnant,” he added, his voice sometimes breaking with emotion.last_img
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UPDATE Fort Bend Driver With AntiTrump Message Released From Jail After Being

first_img Share Photo via Sheriff Troy Nehls’ Facebook page Fort Bend Sheriff Troy Nehls said on November 15th, 2017 that he was hoping to have a “meaningful dialogue” with the driver about the expletives and the confrontational tone of the message of the truck.The driver of a truck displaying an expletive filled message against President Donald Trump was arrested for an outstanding warrant from August, according to KHOU. She has since been released, and said the circumstances of her arrest are suspicious to her.“People abuse the badge, in my opinion, and money talks,” Fonseca told a gaggle of reporters, after her release from the county jail. “Money on that end, and people with money, on the other end.”“The arrest of Karen Fonseca was for an outstanding Felony Warrant arising out of an investigation conducted by the Rosenberg Police Department. The only connection between her arrest and her decision to drive around with an obscenity displayed on her vehicle was the fact that it lead us to her name which in turn revealed the existence of this Felony warrant. Once this connection was made, personnel did their job in a professional and appropriate manner by serving this Felony warrant,” said via email Caitilin Espinosa, PIO Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.Karen Fonseca said she’d been stopped by law officers, but that they had no grounds to issue a citation.“It’s not to cause hate or animosity,” the 46-year-old Fonseca told the Houston Chronicle. “It’s just our freedom of speech and we’re exercising it.”Fort Bend County Sheriff’s OfficeKaren Fonseca, 46, was arrested for an outstanding warrant, related to fraud.Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls on Wednesday posted a photo of the truck message on Facebook alongside a request to speak with the driver.A Texas sheriff is concerned a truck displaying an expletive-filled, anti-Trump message could lead to confrontations: https://t.co/B5IREOIAiw pic.twitter.com/1jeJ0mI1jF— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 16, 2017Nehls in his post said that a county prosecutor told him the message could warrant a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. But at a news conference later Wednesday, he seemed to back away from that idea. Nehls said he supports freedom of speech but worried that profane messages could incite others and lead to confrontations that would disturb the peace he’s pledged to keep. A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said Thursday that Nehls’ post was removed once the pickup driver was identified. “Due to the hate messages he has been receiving toward his wife and children, the sheriff will not be commenting on the matter further,” spokeswoman Caitilin Espinosa said by email. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas posted on Facebook that Fonseca’s message is protected speech and urged her to reach out to the organization. The ACLU noted a 1971 U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned the conviction of a man for disturbing the peace for wearing a jacket with an expletive as part of an effort to protest the military draft and the Vietnam War. A woman who raised her middle finger in October to Trump’s motorcade as it passed her in Virginia was fired from a government contracting firm for violating the “code of conduct policy.” But the Texas case differs in that a government entity threatened punitive action for vulgar material directed at the president. Lynne Rambo, a law professor at Texas A&M University specializing in the First Amendment, said Thursday that the 1971 Supreme Court case made two points clear: the state’s attempt to regulate profanity or civil discourse is not a sufficient reason to justify restricting speech, and profane language directed at a specific person is different from vulgar content that’s broadly disseminated. “It’s state action to threaten as (Nehls) did and he really ought to know First Amendment law better than that,” Rambo said. Fonseca says the message has been on the rear window of the pickup for nearly a year and it’ll stay there for the time-being. “There’s no law against freedom of speech, nothing in the law book here in Texas,” she told KHOU-TV in Houston. “I’ve been stopped numerous times, but they can’t write me a ticket.”last_img read more

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LBC Luncheon to Discuss Environmental Justice

first_imgThe Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland will be hosting a luncheon to discuss Environmental Justice as a solution to food deserts on March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the House Office Building, 6 Bladen St, Annapolis, Md. 21401 in rooms 170 and 180. The Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities will share their knowledge on ways to solve the food desert problem. This Event is Free but a reservation is required. To RSVP please contact The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland by email at Black.Caucus@house.state.md.us or by phone at 410-841-3185.last_img read more

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TMC fields 24 candidates for elections in other states

first_imgKolkata: The Trinamool Congress has fielded 24 candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in other states, party supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday. The states are Odisha, Jharkhand, Assam, Bihar and the Union Territory of Andaman. In Odisha, the TMC has fielded two candidates in the ensuing Lok Sabha and 10 candidates in the Assembly elections. Agni Charan Jena will contest from Bhadrak (SC) seat while Subhrangshu Sekhar Padhi will fight from Bhubaneswar seat. Suvendu Adhikari has been appointed as the Observer for Odisha. The candidates for the Assembly seats are Sibnarayan Biswal (Bhadraipokhari), Ramahari Das (Bhadrak), Natha Bairaigi Behera (Basudevpur), Bishnu Mallick (Jayadev SC), Trinatha Sahoo (Central Bhubaneswar), Pramod Parihari (North Bhubaneshwar), Jadumani Pradhan (Jatani), Soubhagya Kumar Panda (Beguna). The nominees for Ekamra Bhubaneshwar and Khurda are yet to be decided. The TMC has fielded three candidates in Jharkhand. Ajanta Mahato will contest from Jamshedpur while Mondol Hansda will contest from Rajmahal and Sanjay Kumar Pandey has been fielded from Ranchi respectively. Arjun Singh will be the party’s Observer for Jharkhand. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAyan Mandal will fight from Andaman seat. The TMC has fielded six candidates in Assam. Chandan Das will contest from Karimgunj (SC seat) while Hitabrata Ray and Nurul Islam Chowdhury will fight from Silchar and Dhubri seats respectively. Kamala Kanta Daimary will contest from Kokrajhar while Ashak Ali Dewan and Manoj Kumar Sarma will contest from Barpeta and Guwahati seats. In Bihar, the party has fielded Javed Islam Khan from Kishangunj and Sunil Singh from Maharajgunj.last_img read more

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Provide free quality education to all children VIT Chancellor

first_imgVIT Chancellor Dr G Viswanathan on April 6 urged Government to provide free quality education to all children in the country.Delivering the presidential address at the University Day and Annual Sports Day function held at VIT, Vellore on April 6, Viswanathan said that 40 countries in the world offer free higher education to students, of which countries like Norway, Sweden, Germany, France,etc, provide free education to foreign students too. “It may not be possible to provide free education to foreign students, but we must be able to give free education to our own children. We have suggested that if it is not possible immediately let us begin with free education to girls now, later on we can expand with others also,” he said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Chancellor also said that Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI), in which he is the President, has made a request to the Government that the age limit of 14 years for free and compulsory education should be increased to 18 years so that it would cover upto class 12 and also those who send their children to private school should be given financial help. Pointing out that any welfare state should spend enough money on social infrastructure, mainly on education and health as education improves not only family but also society and the country, the Chancellor said that Central Government should spend atleast 6 percent of the GDP on education, but only four percent of GDP is now spent for education. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveComparing India and the United States of America on the expenditure spent per student in the education sector, he said that per student expenditure on schools in US was $ 12,000 whereas it was $1,100 in India. Speaking about VIT, Dr Viswanathan also said that VIT has provided scholarships of Rs 16.07 crore to students through various scholarships this year. “We are the first university to contribute Rs one crore to Kerala cyclone relief fund with the contribution of one day salary of teaching and non-teaching staff. With the help of contribution from teaching and non-teaching staff and the management we have contributed Rs 1.25 crore to the Tamilnadu government cyclone relief fund,” he said. Noting that Six IITs in the country had been the model for the government sector in higher education, he said that he wants VIT to be a model to private sector of this country, in which more than 75 percent of children study higher education. Chief Guest of the function, Justice T Raja, Judge, Madras High Court, Chennai, in his address appreciated VIT management for providing conducive atmosphere with excellent infrastructure for students to get good quality education. “After visiting this university and looking at its infrastructure it gives immense pleasure that I visited one of the top leading University in the world.” He urged students to come up with new technology and newer steps to help society and younger generation. Guest of Honour, Dr E Natarajan, Professor and Director, Institute of Energy Studies, Anna University, Chennai, also an alumnus of VIT, said that education empowers an human being and VIT had been empowering lot of students through its high quality education. Dr Sekar Viswanathan, Vice- President, VIT in his felicitation said that students learn a lot outside the classroom at VIT and it has been an active campus for students in the country. As many as 2,142 students received scholarships worth Rs 90 lakhs during the function. Dr Sandhya Pentareddy, Executive Director, Dr Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, Dr S Narayanan, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr K Sathiyanarayanan, Registrar, VIT also took part in the function. Sanjay V received the Chancellor’s gold medal and best outgoing student award, Amala Kaviya V S bagged the Chancellor’s special award during the function.last_img read more

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