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Eclipse Day Comes to the USA


The last time India witnessed a Total Solar Eclipse was on October 24, 1995. The Indiana Department of Educated released a statement to warn parents and students to be well-supervised during the event because staring directly into the sun during an eclipse can cause vision damage. Read More »

Intel introduces first eighth-gen processors, promises 40 percent performance increase


And by mid-year, Intel was expanding the range yet again with new Xeon-like Core-X series chips that would offer up to 18 processor cores and "extreme" performance (and pricing). The chip giant claims the boost results from a new quad-core configuration, power efficient microarchitecture, advanced process technology and silicon opportunities, and hopes to enable more advanced applications such as 4K and virtual reality. Read More »

Twitter War of Words between President Trump, US Senator Lindsey Graham


Speaking to the Chattanooga Rotary Club on Thursday in his home state of Tennessee, Republican Senator Bob Corker called for "radical change" in the White House to avoid "great peril". Is this hitting him where it hurts? We have to somehow get through to these people and let them know hate is not the answer. Where politicians might fail, all of us as everyday Americans have to unite for a greater cause, beyond the periphery of issues facing our respective ethnicities and condemn racism ... Read More »

L'Europe de l'Ouest aura sa part — Eclipse


Les générations futures ont de la chance: elles auront droit à une seconde éclipse en France métropolitaine seulement neuf ans plus tard, le 23 septembre 2090. Le charme de la Bretagne ajoutera sans nul doute une note de magie à cette éclipse. Comment a-t-il pu suivre la course effrénée du Soleil et de la Lune? " Plusieurs institutions et groupes religieux regarderont l'éclipse au travers du prisme de la foi ", note The Atlanticdans un article qui énumère quelques-uns des événements proposés ... Read More »

Davis says Brexit trade agreement would progress border issue


It comes following reports that Liam Fox , the International Trade Secretary, is lobbying his colleagues in the Cabinet to strike future trade deals without the approval of the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales. For instance, all member-states of a customs union have to adopt the same barriers to countries outside the union. If it wants access to the bloc's single market, post-Brexit Britain must accept EU freedom of movement rules and the supremacy of the European Court ... Read More »

Charlottesville: Trump ignores most hateful facts


With Mr. Trump and Mr. Bannon in the White House , the Alt-Right clearly feels emboldened. "Everyone in leadership must speak out". Tennessee senator Bob Corker , whom Trump considered for a Cabinet post , declared on Thursday that "the president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to" in dealing with crises. Read More »

Julian Cadman, 7, confirmed dead after Barcelona attack


His family moved to Australia three years ago. As the boy's mother lay on the ground, she kept frantically asking for Julian and begging for answers amid the chaos, Fouad Bakkali, a pharmacist, told the British newspaper. Police said the attack in Barcelona was connected to two other incidents: one in the resort town of Cambrils , south of Barcelona , and one in the town of Alcanar. Read More »

Hackers are threatening to release the 'Game of Thrones' season seven finale

Thanks to the vast and complicated nature of the " Game of Thrones " source material, Weiss and Benioff have already had to eliminate or combine characters for the sake of their audience. One could argue that this wasn't the first time that her defenses have been broken. Taken down by a spear heaved by the Night King , Viserion went down in gory fashion - and was turned into an Ice Dragon as the episode went off the air. Read More »

Most Republicans Approve of Trump's Charlottesville Responses, New Poll Shows


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday endorsed an effort to censure President Trump for his equivocating response to the violence resulting from a white supremacist march in Charlottesville , Va. A Marist College survey put Trump's approval rating at just 35 percent, with a record high of 55 percent disapproving. Boyd Brown of SC, a former state lawmaker and onetime member of the Democratic National Committee, says Democrats are right to oppose Confederate ... Read More »

Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory is dead at 84


Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey tweeted , " Dick Gregory's unflinching honesty & courage, inspired us to fight, live, laugh & love despite it all". In Phil Berger's book, The Last Laugh: The World of Stand-up Comics, Gregory poignantly stated: "I've got to go up there as an individual first, a Negro second", he said adding, "I've got to be a colored amusing man, not a amusing colored man". Read More »

Monday's Cloud Forecast, Timeline — Solar Eclipse


Amazon recently recalled some solar eclipse glasses sold through its online marketplace. Amy Watts and her 13-year-old son, Ethan, waited in line for an hour at the planetarium so they could have a safe way to watch the historic moment. Read More »

The US digital rights group is against the ban of neo-Nazis site


CloudFlare is well-known for defending even the most distasteful websites, and services like it are essential to the functioning of websites. After the horrific events in Charlottesville over the weekend, people across the country and all over the world are wondering what they can do to take action against the hateful white nationalist groups that marched in Charlottesville and that have been emboldened across the United States . Read More »

ECLIPSE COUNTDOWN: Last minute info you need to know


After beginning in OR at around 9:00 a.m. PDT, the eclipse will finish at roughly 7:06 p.m. PDT. The eclipse will max out around 2:45 p.m., when approximately half of the sun will become blocked by the moon. "We're encouraging students to make shadow selfies with their cameras and post them on our Facebook page". This is considered a rare event for those in the USA, and Planetarium staff note that those in Hawaiʻi will actually have to wait until 2106 to view a total solar eclipse in ... Read More »

North Korea Has Already Crossed Moon Jae-in's Red Line

Washington deploys of 28,500 soldiers in South Korea to protect it from the North. "He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely unsafe reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of [North Korea], the latter will make an important decision as it already declared", the report said. Read More »

Trump slams 2 GOP senators as 'toxic' and 'publicity seeking'

Graham followed that with a series of tweets approving of Wednesday comments by Trump about Heyer, but he also urged Trump to "fix" his handling of the Charlottesville response. The source added, "I have no idea where we go from here". Trump blamed the violence on "many sides" of the Charlottesville conflict during a statement given from his suburban New Jersey golf club on Saturday. Read More »

Barcelona terror police identify two bodies in terror-linked house


The 14 people killed spanned generations — from age 3 to age 80 — and left behind devastated loved ones. Seven have been killed, four arrested and one, Younes Abouyaaqoub , is on the run. On Saturday, the Islamic State published an expanded statement that contained factual errors. Brussel's Molenbeek suburb has gained notoriety as a hotbed of international jihadists after the Paris and Brussels attacks. Read More »

Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism


First , Trump went after Sen. The violence escalated when a 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer drove a auto into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others. The president, he argues, failed the "presidential test of moral leadership" by suggesting that both the white supremacists and those who oppose them were in the wrong. Read More »

7 things you need to know about Monday's Solar Eclipse


This simulation can help give you a better idea of what to look for during the solar eclipse and determine if you should make the trek to the path of totality . The experts have advised people not to look directly at the Sun during the eclipse and especially in the final phase which may render severe damage to eyes. Read More »

Eclipse tips: binoculars, homemade filters aren't safe for your vision


Totality will begin near Lincoln City , Oregon , cross the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and finally SC. Interstate 65 will also see increased traffic going to- and returning from- total eclipse vantage points that begin at Bowling Green, Ky., and extend beyond Nashville, Tenn. Read More »

Couldn't get solar eclipse glasses? Here's what you can do


If your eclipse glasses are more than 3 years old, they are not safe for eclipse viewing. At 11:39 a.m., the show will be over. This is because the plane of the moon's orbit around Earth is 5 degrees off from the plane of Earth's orbit around the sun, so when the moon and the sun does line up, very often the shadow doesn't fall on the Earth but in space. Read More »

War would be 'horrific' but N. Korea nukes 'unimaginable'


He said US President Donald Trump had assured South Korea he would consult with them before making any military decisions on North Korea. Pyongyang has about 1.2 million military personnel compared with 680,000 troops in South Korea, where 28,000 USA troops are also stationed. Read More »

USA chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff notes 'difficult issues' with China


This includes US arms sales to Taiwan, the US Navy's South China Sea patrol, and the Pentagon's deployment of a missile defence system in South Korea. "For other businessmen who have more goods stuck there, they can lose $150,000". He thinks the grip has been slowly tightening on North Korea in recent years but not because of sanctions per se. Read More »

In wake of rally, Richmond's mayor reconsiders monuments

By contrast, Ducey this past week made the pronouncement he does not favor removal of any of the monuments. On one hand, the removal of hundreds of Confederate and related statues bears a troubling resemblance to efforts by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin or the Islamic State to selectively erase inconvenient history. Read More »

Chile rejects USA request to cut ties with Korea


Tensions on the Korean peninsula appear, however, to have de-escalated this week, with Trump on Wednesday saying Kim Jong Un had made a "wise and well-reasoned decision" to postpone an alleged plan to strike the USA territory of Guam . "Before the 19th (Party) Congress, China fears more of its border instability than a nuclear-armed (North Korea)". He raised concerns about the presence of USA military aircraft in the South China Sea, saying that their reconnaissance activities in ... Read More »

Photos of four Barcelona suspects released as terror manhunt continues

The van rammed through the crowds for more than 500 metres (yards), leaving bodies strewn along the boulevard as others fled for their lives. Citizens of at least 34 countries affected. Police destroyed explosive belts the men had been wearing, though they turned out to be fake. Local authorities have identified six of the victims of the Barcelona attack as an Italian, one Portuguese, three Spanish and one Spanish-Argentine. Read More »

Libraries to host viewings of rare eclipse


Have an event we missed? "Are things happening randomly up in the heavens, or can we predict them with a lot of precision?" "I'm heading down to my sister's house". Florida Mesa Elementary, 216 Highway 172: Florida Mesa Elementary School will host a school-wide eclipse viewing at its campus at 11:20 a.m. According to NASA , the only safe way to look directly at the eclipse when some of the sun's rays are visible is through "special-purpose solar filters, such as " eclipse glasses " ... Read More »

Your Beaufort County eclipse guide: Glasses, traffic, weather and more


The coming total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 is widely called the Great American Eclipse because it will be so accessible to so many millions of Americans. If you weren't able snag at pair of certified solar eclipse glasses, it's more than likely too late. PG&E and the California Independent System Operator plan to replace that supply with other fast-ramping power sources, including abundant clean, renewable hydropower available after a banner rainy season. Read More »

Two bodies identified in terror-linked house — Spain attacks

All had roots in Morocco; only Moussa Oukabir was born in Spain , according to the document. One of those killed in Wednesday's blast at the bomb factory in Alcanar could have been former imam, Abdelbaki es Satty, who is said to have been a spiritual ringleader of the group. Read More »

Shocking : Utkal Express Train accident in UP, 23 dead


Indian rescue workers and officials are watched by bystanders as they inspect derailed coaches of The Mahakaushal Express Train at Mahoba some 140kms southwest of Kanpur on March 30, 2017. Notably, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday directed Chairman, Railway Board, to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by the end of the day into the derailment of the Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh. Read More »

United Kingdom will see partial solar eclipse for 40 minutes


Grid managers say they've been preparing extensively for more than a year and are confident nobody will lose power. You can see links and explanation per retailer below. Be aware that they are selling fast. According to Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University, solar eclipses happen when our view of the sun is blocked by the moon. Read More »

Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer's mother to Trump: "Think before you speak"


Trump also went after the media for what he said was "misrepresenting" his comments about "hate, bigotry, etc". The congressman's call to remove Mr. Trump said: "You had a group on one side and a group on the other and they had clubs and they came at each other.' Then , to add more confusion, he said there was another group who came in 'violently". Read More »

Democrat Proposes Impeachment Articles Against Trump for Charlottesville Remarks


Independents and Democrats, and the country overall, said they felt the President's description of blame in the events is inaccurate; Republicans said they felt it is accurate. While Dimon had long emphasized the need to work with a sitting president on economic and regulatory policies that would benefit both USA business and consumers, he pointed out Wednesday that reaching those goals alone "will not matter if we do not address the divisions in our country". Read More »

Trump defends 'beautiful' Civil War statues

But he also said: "You also had people that were very fine people , on both sides". Few top Republican officeholders want to defend the president in the midst of an escalating political crisis, yet they are unwilling to declare all-out opposition to him and risk alienating his loyalists. Read More »