Every planet in our solar system will be visible this week

first_imgAdvertisement Sponsored Content Space Force commander fired after criticizing the United States military May 17, 2021 Solar orbiter mission captures sun blasts that could disrupt technology on Earth May 19, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. / CNN — Seven planets will be visible at various points in the day this week.Venus and Mercury will be bright enough to see in the mornings, while Mars, Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn will be easier to see at night.A guide on how to view all of these planets, along with Uranus, was posted on Earth Sky’s website.Why is this happening? Advertisement AdvertisementTags: MarsSpaceVenus 5 Urgent Moves to Make If Your Credit Score is Under 700 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Jeff Bezos to go to space on first crewed flight of Blue Origin rocket June 8, 2021 AdvertisementThe visibility of the planets is simply a cosmic coincidence.“It’s the dance of the planets around the sun,” Joe Guzman, an astronomer and educator at After School Matters in Chicago said. “It’s a natural phenomenon, and it happens once in a while. it’s not rare, but it is infrequent. It just kinda happens that they’ll still on this side of the sun, but they’ll start to separate again soon,” he added. By The Penny Hoarder Guzman thinks everyone should get their hands on a telescope. The sale of telescopes has already been rising since the pandemic began, with companies seeing “an increase in business from 60% to 400% over the previous year,” Sky & Telescope reported.Guzman urges novice sky watchers to lookout for Saturn, his personal favorite.“You can catch its rings quite easily,” Guzman said. “It’s definitely worth a watch.” AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Yup — you’ve got some algorithm spitting out a three-digit number that’s basically controlling your entire life. We… Curiosity rover spots colorful, sparkling clouds on Mars June 2, 2021 RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

CARICOM signs trade and cooperation agreement with Cuba

first_imgCARICOM signs trade and cooperation agreement with Cuba Foreign AffairsDecember 3, 2010 RelatedCARICOM signs trade and cooperation agreement with Cuba RelatedCARICOM signs trade and cooperation agreement with Cuba FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet has endorsed the implementation of duty free access for specific goods from Cuba into Jamaica and seasonal duties on other products.Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Daryl Vaz gave this update during the Post Cabinet Press Briefing at Jamaica House earlier this week.The endorsement is a move towards implementing the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and the Republic of Cuba that was signed in 2000. Cabinet also gave instructions for amendments to be drafted to the Customs Act so that the Agreement can be fully implemented.center_img RelatedCARICOM signs trade and cooperation agreement with Cuba Advertisementslast_img read more

State Opening of Parliament May 10

first_imgState Opening of Parliament May 10 ParliamentMay 9, 2012 RelatedState Opening of Parliament May 10 RelatedState Opening of Parliament May 10 RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The State Opening of Parliament will take place on May 10, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen  will deliver the Throne Speech, in which he will outline the government’s programmes and policies for the 2012/13 Fiscal Year, which began on April 1. Later in the afternoon, Minister of Finance, Planning and Public Service, Hon. Dr. Peter Phillips,  will table the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure in the House of Representatives. The Estimates will provide details on how the programmes will be funded and what the Ministries and agencies will receive for Recurrent (house-keeping) and Capital (development) expenses. The Standing Finance Committee of the House will meet to consider the Estimates from May 15 to 17. The 2012/13 Budget Debate begins on May 24, in the House of Representatives, with Dr. Phillips making his presentation. Dr. Phillips will tell the country how the budget for the fiscal year will be funded. The Budget Debate will last until June 6.  During the debate, selected members of the Government and the Opposition will make presentations. Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Audley Shaw, is expected to make his presentation on Tuesday, May 29, while presentations will be made by a Government Minister and an Opposition Spokesman on Wednesday, May 30.  On Thursday, May 31, Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, is scheduled to make his contribution to the debate.                                               Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is slated to make her presentation on Tuesday, June 5, while the Finance Minister will close the Debate on Wednesday, June 6. After the Budget Debate is completed, other members of the House of Representatives will make their presentations in the Sectoral Debate, which follows. By Godfrey Barnes, JIS Editorial Manager Advertisementslast_img read more

Buderer is this week’s most wanted in Crime Stoppers

first_imgJustin Alex Buderer (pictured above) is this week’s most wanted on Crime Stoppers.  Buderer, 28, is currently wanted on a laundry list of charges.    They include reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, aggravated assault and reckless driving, according to reports.Buderer, last address listed as Main Street in Jacksboro, was last booked into the county jail last October.He is five-feet, eight-inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes.Through Crime Stoppers, if you see the person, you can call the CCSO at 423-562-7446.“Please do not approach anyone you see on Crime Stoppers,” said Campbell County Sherriff Robbie Goins. “Call the sheriff’s department and report where they are. We don’t want anyone to try to apprehend these people, just tell us where they are if you see them.”  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/10/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

“We won the World Cup” – when Kiran Bedi celebrated the French World Cup…

first_imgPC: India TVAdvertisement m40NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1a0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4cxi5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7g98Would you ever consider trying this?😱3futcCan your students do this? 🌚43kRoller skating! Powered by Firework PC: India TVThe Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, decided to put out a congratulatory tweet to the French team for winning the FIFA World Cup but caused quite an uproar on social media when she referenced Puducherrians as an ‘erstwhile French territory’, and proceeded to celebrate the victory as their own.Advertisement Naturally, her tweet evoked backlash as it wasn’t a very conducive choice of words on her part, implying any sort of lasting piety to Puducherry’s colonizers.Advertisement While we certainly don’t have to hold any ill-will towards countries like France or England that had a presence in India, we do have to be careful that we don’t colour ourselves with the same brush any longer.India is an independent, sovereign country – an emerging world power – and it’s about time that people started imbibing that in their subconscious. Advertisementlast_img read more

Galway and Roscommon to meet in FBD League final

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/KEVIN%20WALSH%20post%20Leitrim%20FBD.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway team v Leitrim: 1. James Keane (Barna), 2. Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdown), 3. Sean Mulkerrin (Oileain Arainn), 4. Declan Kyne (Clonbur), 5. Johnny Heaney 0-2 (Killannin), Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen), David Wynne 0-1 (Moycullen), 8. Cein Darcy (Caherlistrane), 9. Sean Maher (Salthill Knocknacarra), 10. Eoin Finnerty (Mountbellew Moylough), 11. Evan Murphy (Salthill Knocknacarra), 12. Eamon Brannigan (St Michaels), 13. Frankie Burke (Annaghdown), Dessie Conneely 2-0 (Moycullen), Robert Finnerty 1-3 (Salthill Knocknacarra). Subs: Johnny Duane for Mulkerrin (Black Card), Kieran Duggan for Maher, Cathal Sweeney for Heaney, Barry McHugh for Burke.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway will face Roscommon in the FBD League final for the fourth year in a row after they defeated Leitrim by 3-6 to 0-8 in Clonbur yesterday and Roscommon beat Mayo in Hyde Park by 0-14 to 0-11. First half goals by Dessie Conneely (2) and a Robert Finnerty penalty gave Galway a 3-3 to 0-7 half time lead over Leitrim after playing into a strong wind. In desperate conditions, Leitrim could only manage 1 point in the second half as Galway registered points from David Wynne (0-1) and Johnny Heaney (0-2) to ease to a 7 point win. The win follows Galway’s 1-10 to 1-9 win over Mayo in Castlebar on Friday night so with 6 points out of 6 they qualify for the final against Roscommon on the 18th of February. Next Sunday’s round 5 clash with Roscommon is still scheduled to go ahead in Tuam Stadium despite the tie having no consequence to the final standings.center_img After the game in Clonbur yesterday, Kevin Dwyer got the views of the Galway manager Kevin Walsh…last_img read more

NUIG Men defend College League Basketball title

first_imgTuesday, March 12thWomen’s Division 3 League finalIT Blanchardstown v Mary Immaculate Limerick, 11amMen’s Division 3 League finalTrinity College v Waterford IT, 1pmWomen’s Division 2 League finalMaynooth University v Waterford IT, 3pmWednesday, March 13thMen’s Division 2 League finalIT Sligo v Limerick IT, 11amMen’s Division 1 League finalUlster University v NUI Galway, 1pmWomen’s Division 1 League finalUlster University v DCU, 3pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Games begin 11am this morning, (Tuesday) March 12th, and will run right through until tomorrow evening, (Wednesday) March 13th.The Division One finals, which take place tomorrow, are set to be two thrilling battles as Ulster University and reigning champions NUI Galway go head-to-head in a big showdown in the men’s final, while Ulster University and reigning champions DCU will face off in the women’s final.All games take place at Oblate Hall Inchicore The 2019 NBCC College League finals take centre stage in Oblate Hall, Inchicore this week as teams from across the country will battle it out for Division One, Two and Three honours.last_img read more

Magical Dining Month Offerings at Paddlefish

first_imgShare This!Magical Dining Month, an Orlando-area event, runs from August 23 to September 30, 2019. At participating restaurants, for $35 per person, you can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner. Although Disney-owned restaurants do not participate in this, many third-party restaurants at the Walt Disney World resort do. One restaurant that is participating this year is Paddlefish at Disney Springs.Here’s what you can find on the Magical Dining Month Menu.Appetizer (choose one)Fried Green Tomatoes (elote, queso fresco, remoulade)Ahi Poke (sweet black soy, yuzu, avocado, cucumber pickle)Clam Chowder (bacon, potatoes, cream)Wedge Salad (iceberg, tomato, red onion, bacon, blue cheese dressing)Main Course (choose one)Catfish (cornmeal crust, edamame-smoked bacon succotash, Creole mustard)Half Chicken (Carolina mop sauce, edamame-smoked bacon succotash)Pork Chops (Asparagus, blue cheese mash, apple cider reduction)Dessert (choose one)Key Lime Pie (graham cracker, torched meringue)Flourless Chocolate Cake (mascarpone, raspberry coulis)NY Style Cheesecake (farm fresh strawberry compote)Bread Pudding (vanilla ice cream, caramel)Have you taken advantage of Magical Dining Month specials in previous years? Excited about what this year has to offer? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

How Starbucks Could Take Wireless Charging Mainstream

first_imgTags:#A4WP#Daniel Schreiber#Humavox#Matthew Guiste#Omri Lachman#Ossia#powermat#qi#Reinier H.M. van der Lee#Rezence#starbucks#wireless charging#WPC Related Posts adriana lee The components were designed to fit inside one of the smallest consumer devices imaginable, so it’s not tough to see those tiny receivers embedded inside the compact casings of wearable gadgets, one of Humavox’s target areas. Another startup, Ossia, believes charging should work entirely over the air.  Though a bit slower than traditional charging, Ossia’s Cota technology can supposedly transmit power safely over a distance. It has been tested at 16 feet, and the company claims it can work up to 30 feet. Ossia has been making motions toward the smart home industry, hoping to power battery-operated sensors and other gizmos. In the controlled setting of a retail environment, Cota devices could theoretically start charging your devices the moment you walk in. But that scenario will probably take a lot of convincing to appease public concerns over safety. If these emerging companies succeed, or the leading troika of wireless charging proponents get their act together, they could banish the drudgery of plugging in cables and power adapters once and for all. We’re not there yet. But Starbucks and Powermat took a big step toward that future. And until it gets here, at least now we can sip our lattes and charge on a table while we wait. Starbucks coffee photo (cropped) courtesy of Starbucks; Ossia photo courtesy of Ossia; all others by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite Offering a shot of one-stop convenience, Starbucks began its roll-out of free Powermat wireless charging last week. The Seattle, Wash.–based coffee purveyor equipped roughly 200 stores in San Francisco with the technology, ahead of a nationwide launch next year.I stopped by a location in Levi Plaza to check out the system and see if it lives up to the promise. There could be no in-between: It would either be a cool new convenience or a lame, over-hyped feature. See also: How To Boost Your Phone’s Battery LifeAs I sat in the cafe, with my phone resting on the table that piped juice to it, the answer was clear. Starbucks should consider extra security; Frapuccino-fueled patrons are destined to jockey for a seat at one of these tables. After years of trying, wireless charging could finally be on the verge of going mainstream in a big, caffeinated way. Getting Juiced Up At StarbucksWireless charging seems like a misnomer. People who have bought Powermat and similar products know that the main charging mat connects to a wall outlet with a cable. But it’s still considered “wireless” because phones, handheld gaming machines and other devices can power up just by sitting on top of it. At Starbucks, the mats (or “Powermat Spots”) are built into some of the tables and countertops. Despite reports to the contrary, Daniel Schreiber, president of Powermat Technologies, claims the charging speed rivals cabled connections. I gave it a try, and found the charging action to be pretty speedy.  The downside is that few phones support Powermat charging out of the box. Some Lumia phones have it built in, and compatible backplates, phone cases, batteries and small Power Ring attachments are available under the joint Duracell-Powermat brand. The system offers some backward compatibility—if you have one, even an older unit, you’ll be able to charge your device on Starbucks’ tables. If not, you can still use the Starbucks charging surfaces. The store loans out Power Rings for free on the spot and sells them there too for about $10, if you’d like to own one. Duracell-Powermat also sells them online. “You’ve got to have a complete system,” said Matthew Guiste, Starbucks’ vice president of in-store digital. “No one has taken the plunge, [but] we want to start giving manufacturers a reason to put it in their phones.” The retailer has a habit of pushing technologies into the mainstream. Back in 2001, the business proselytized Wi-Fi, being among the first to offer it for free. The chain’s knack for popularizing tech was the main reason Powermat partnered with it. “Wi-Fi was not a known commodity then,” said Schreiber. “They’re in a place to educate consumers.” Daniel Schreiber, president of Powermat Technologies, at Starbucks wireless charging roll-outEducation is needed. Wireless charging has been around for quite a while, but despite that, it still hasn’t managed to gain traction with consumers yet. Why Isn’t Wireless Charging A Thing Yet?Even though the electromagnetic technology behind wireless charging goes back a century, people still mess with cables and power adapters—now more than ever. See also: If The Future’s Battery-Powered, We’re ScrewedPoor battery life forces the hassle. Today, huge phones with larger batteries and power-saving tactics, like Android’s Project Volta, try to prolong the longevity of our devices, but these are workarounds for batteries that just can’t keep pace with advancements in mobile technology. Processing power, new features and our demanding requirements for connectivity make us “more dependent on our devices,” said Schreiber. “[But] it’s reached a crisis point where the industry is bringing us new uses that we routinely disable to give us more battery life.” The issue becomes worse with wearables, as tiny gadgets leave little space for big power cells. Some reports say the system won’t work with iPhones. Don’t believe everything you read. Wireless charging’s convenience can help ease the pain of short battery life. Unfortunately, like the old video rivalry between VHS and BetaMax, warring factions within the industry prevent a universal standard from paving the way for wider adoption.Earlier this year, two of the leading power consortiums—Powermat’s Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP)—made some headway by joining forces. Reinier H.M. van der Lee, director of product marketing at Broadcom, a key member of A4WP, told me then that it would lead to “dual-mode receivers,” or gadgets that support both PMA’s open standard and A4WP’s Rezence standard. But the deal left out a third, the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi—currently the most popular wireless charging option available in mobile devices. Devices like Samsung’s Galaxy, Motorola’s Droid and some Lumia phones offer built-in support. All three standards essentially rely on the same technology. Coils (in mats) create electromagnetic fields that transmit electricity when receivers (in gadgets and accessories) sit on top. But their approaches vary, and none work directly with either of the others. Rezence devices don’t exist as consumer products yet, but even if they did, single-mode products wouldn’t work on Starbucks’ Powermat charging tables. (They’d have to be dual-mode.) Qi gadgets, the most prevalent so far, won’t directly work either. To cut through the complications, Starbucks and Powermat made a smart move: Those free Power Ring loaners come in a choice of micro-USB or Apple’s lightning port. This cross-compatibility should cover most smartphones, and their in-store availability means people won’t have to plan ahead. This simple decision gives every customer some wireless charging powers. It just so happens to spread the gospel of Powermat to a massive audience as well.  Powermat’s Power Play After starting out with test roll-outs in select stores in Boston and San Jose, Starbucks is ready to go all in with PMA now. Guiste calls Powermat “the perfect partner,” thanks to its focus on commercial installations and managed support. “What we got is not just a standard,” he said. “We got launch partners and a managed network that can tell us what’s going on, down to the location and the [specific] spot at that location.”What Powermat got is a direct line to the vast market of coffee drinkers across the country. (Starbucks serves more than 5 million customers per day.) While obviously beneficial to Powermat, the strategy could also raise the profile of wireless charging overall, giving the whole industry a boost. It may even compel the various camps to work together on a universal standard. If so, it couldn’t come too soon. The already complex landscape of wireless charging could get even more complicated before long. As cable-free power-ups work to establish themselves in the mainstream, fringe candidates have been trying to push it in new directions. Startups like Humavox and Ossia want to ditch the mat entirely, using radio frequency technology to transform charging into Wi-Fi-like affairs. It’s All Up In The Air Humavox CEO Omri Lachman explained the design strategy behind his Eterna charging platform to me earlier this year: Users don’t use mats, he said. Instead, they toss their devices in a box. Those devices can vary, not just in variety, but size. With more than a little showmanship, he told me his company “didn’t start off with these devices,” holding up a smartphone. “We started with these,” he said, pointing to a small in-ear canal hearing aid.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Weeden Celebrates

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Weeden skipping up the sideline swinging right hooks in a celebratory motion was my favorite part of Saturday’s game against A&M, and I’m not sure it’s even close…last_img read more