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Today, the system we have is much smoother thanks to gravitational interactions between the Earth, moon and sun. When this Earth-Moon-Sun system occurs with the perigee side (the closer side) of the moon facing us, and the moon happens to be on the opposite side of Earth from the sun (above picture where the Earth is sandwiched), we get what's called a perigee-syzygy.
  • Shipping industry agrees to cap sulphur emissions by 2020

    Shipping industry agrees to cap sulphur emissions by 2020

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    The IMO steps include efforts to limit sulfur emissions, a mandatory data system for fuel consumption, strengthened implementation of energy-efficiency regulations, and a road map for a comprehensive IMO strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships to be developed by 2023.
  • Safety Tips for Those Trick-Or-Treating

    Safety Tips for Those Trick-Or-Treating

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    A responsible adult should accompany smaller children, but children old enough to trick-or-treat with friends instead should tell an adult the route they will walk and what time they will be home. Don't run. Always walk when crossing streets or going from house to house. Cross streets only at the corner, and never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
  • Shares Spiking Before Opening Bell: QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM)

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    Is QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) ready to lock in early pre-market gains? Moving on to Twitter, the company managed to beat expectations, although the expectations were low to start off. And immediately on the next day after earnings announcement, the stock declined -0.8% and closed its trading session at $50.75. QUALCOMM makes up approx 0.41% of Capital Investment Advisors's portfolio.Hollencrest Securities reduced its stake in QCOM by selling 570 shares or 11.74% in the most ...
  • The Mourinho meeting that inspired Man Utd to beat City

    The Mourinho meeting that inspired Man Utd to beat City

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    Martial, withdrawn from the squad to face City because of a minor inflammation in his foot, is expected to be fit to play against Burnley, with Rooney and Smalling likely to overcome muscle problems to be available for selection too. "Michael is such an important player and he's very hard to replace". "It is a positive draw for us and, of course, at home as well - if it was away, it might have been a different story".
  • Deal struck for world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica

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    A coalition of 24 countries and the European Union agreed Thursday to a plan to set aside almost 600,000 square miles of the waters southeast of New Zealand, prohibiting all commercial fishing and restricting other human activity "in order to meet specific conservation, habitat protection, ecosystem monitoring and fisheries management objectives".
  • Rubio, Murphy hit hard during Florida Senate debate

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    None will have more difficulty than strong-U.S. Republicans such as Sens. The latest polls have shown Rubio leads Murphy by a couple of points. Murphy's claim of being a small business owner is complicated. "Basically, an invasion of cruise ships is going to bring democracy to Cuba?" At one point Murphy stumbled by saying the Peshmerga, military forces of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, are among the players in Syria.
  • Americans want more female politicians - but not necessarily Hillary Clinton

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    The Syrian conflict is a complex web of competing local and global influence that began in 2011 as peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad, but for the past two years has also included a fight against Islamic State militants. "I think it's a good campaign event because it emphasizes under budget and ahead of schedule, and why a Trump government would be different from the bureaucratic wasteful slow system we have today", Gingrich told reporters.
  • Columbus Circle Investors Increases Position in Nvidia Corp. (NVDA)

    Columbus Circle Investors Increases Position in Nvidia Corp. (NVDA)

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    Mizuho reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $66.00 price objective on shares of Nvidia Corp.in a research report on Saturday. The Hedge Fund company now holds 152,273 shares of NVDA which is valued at $10,142,905. The Closing price of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) at Last Earnings was $59.59 as compared to the previous closing price of $70.71. On average, analysts forecast that Nvidia Corp.
  • Donald Trump's Hollywood star destroyed

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    Trump received the star in 2007 in recognition of his work on " The Apprentice ". Los Angeles police expect to arrest someone for the vandalism, which left Trump's name scratched out of the star, the emblem in the middle dislodged and chips missing.
  • Andrew Smyth hoping for TV success after The Great British Bake Off

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    Of Brown's triumph, Berry said: "Well deserved for her determination and passion, she really has excelled". Candice Brown proved to be as meticulous with her statement lipstick as she was with her ambitious and complicated bakes. Two-times star-baker, Andrew won our hearts with his sweet bakes and even sweeter nature and swapped in gender roles for bread rolls - who said boys don't cry? Following the news, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins quit the show announcing they wouldn't be moving.
  • Police ID NJ dad who jumped from bridge

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    He had his sons, aged three-years-old and one, in his arms, police believe. They were rushed to a hospital where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries, including a concussion and a bruised lung. "It was a verbal dispute and it escalated where he made these threats against the children, and the wife took it seriously and called police", Pequannock Township Capt.
  • Honda CR-V: Pilot Can't Take One Civic

    Honda CR-V: Pilot Can't Take One Civic

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    There are three different drive modes, namely EV, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive. Honda said the vehicle, which runs on petrol, offers a fuel efficiency of 23.1 km a litre. With a chrome grille, full LED headlamps, alloy wheels, and a sporty bumper - the overall design is very edgy. The electric motor and battery are based on Honda's Earth Dream technology and comprises of a 1.3kWh lithium-ion battery and generates a maximum power of about 182 hp and 315Nm of torque.
  • New Millipede Species Is World's 2nd Leggiest Animal

    New Millipede Species Is World's 2nd Leggiest Animal

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    That's amateur hour compared to a tiny millipede recently discovered in a Californian cave. In Latin, millipede means "thousand feet", though the majority of the arthropods do not surpass the hundred-leg mark. The Illacme tobini was discovered by cave biologist Dr Jean Krejca, who has also documented new species of spiders, pseudoscorpions and flies. The male has no eyes (it doesn't need them in a cave) and odd bristly mouth parts that indicate it subsides entirely on fungus.
  • Successful ruby slippers campaign has conservators over the rainbow

    Successful ruby slippers campaign has conservators over the rainbow

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    Last year, in its first such online campaign, the institution attracted 719,779 dollars from 9,477 individual donors to enable its National Air and Space Museum to conserve, digitise and display the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 and Alan Shepard's spacesuit from the first American manned spaceflight in 1961.
  • Snipers kill 2nd journalist in Iraq in 2 days

    Snipers kill 2nd journalist in Iraq in 2 days

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    The denial's very specific caveats, that they didn't deny attacking Daquq, or indeed the mosque, doesn't help with credibility, and indeed Iraq is still carrying out an investigation into the attack. AFP reports Mr Konashenkov said deadly attacks on civilian areas, "which have all the marks of war crimes", are becoming "almost a daily routine for the global coalition".
  • Puel backs Manchester City for Premier League title

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    Southampton also had continental commitments in midweek, as they lost 1-0 to Inter Milan in the UEFA Europa League. Manchester City need victory over Southampton . 2. In their last Premier League game, City were a little unlucky, too, as they were thwarted by a stunning performance between the sticks from Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.
  • 'Arrogant' Bob Dylan denounced for Nobel Prize silence

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    The singer was chosen for the prestigious accolade " for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition ", according to Sara Danius , permanent Secretary of the Nobel Foundation. Despite being the first musician in history to be awarded the Literature Prize, the secretary of the Swedish Academy said it had "not been a hard decision".
  • New suspicious item in UK subway probe 'not viable'

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    On Friday, armed police used an electric stun gun to arrest a 19-year-old on a busy shopping street in London in connection with the suspicious package found the previous day. Three pitches were evacuated at the park, which is around 400 yards from Tudor Road, Mr Smith said. "Work continues with Devon and Cornwall Police at the scene".
  • Soyuz Docks Bringing Three Crew to Station

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    This MS version replaces the TMA-M variant. In order to accommodate the shifted schedule for the Soyuz docking, a robotic Cygnus cargo ship that was launched by Orbital ATK on Monday is biding its time in orbit. The Tiangong 2 module is a precursor to a larger space station that is planned to become fully functioning six years from now. Soyuz connected with the ISS 251 miles over southern Russian Federation, being the first flight for Ryzhikov, the pilot of the spacecraft.
  • The Google Pixel Will Have an Unlockable Bootloader After All

    The Google Pixel Will Have an Unlockable Bootloader After All

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    The Pixel line is the first Google has designed and built itself. Google may be done selling Nexus smartphones, but that doesn't mean the company's new Pixel phones don't have some of the same developer-friendly features. In case your device is eligible then you shall get good credits from Verizon , which would reduce the cost of the Google Phone you are planning to purchase.
  • Kodak Unveils New Smartphone

    Kodak Unveils New Smartphone

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    It's a nice looking package if you don't want your phone to look like a phone and appreciate the old 35mm style. Kodak refused to be drawn on when we might expect the Ektra to get an upgrade. 36,800). When not taking pictures, the Ektra is an Android phone with a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, powered by a MediaTek X20 processor and 3GB of RAM.
  • Half-headed Florida man tried to burn down house

    Half-headed Florida man tried to burn down house

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    He appeared in bond court Tuesday, according to NBC Miami , but his public defender requested the hearing be pushed to Wednesday instead. Carlos Rodriguez, 31, is accused of starting the fire outside his house and was charged with attempted murder because of its close proximity to neighbouring properties.
  • New poll: Clinton, Feingold lead in WI

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    The most encouraging number for Trump in the IBD survey, I think, has to do with voter enthusiasm. It has a margin of error 4.9 percent. Conway disagrees with Trump: Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday that she does not believe there will be widespread voter fraud this election, despite her candidate's claims, reports CNN .
  • Phil Chess, co-founder of blues label Chess Records, dies

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    His daughter Pam told the Chicago Sun-Times that her father passed away at his ranch in Tucson, Arizona. The Chess brothers were Polish immigrants who turned another record label, Aristocrat Records, into their famous company. The Chess brothers often served as producers for their artists' recordings. "Phil and Leonard Chess were cuttin' the type of music nobody else was paying attention to.
  • Hillary Clinton also noticed Donald Trump's stage behavior

    Hillary Clinton also noticed Donald Trump's stage behavior

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    Mike Pence said he "absolutely" believes Donald Trump's denials of sexual assault allegations, telling Friday morning news shows to "stay tuned" for information that he says will debunk the charges. "You can't wait till that happens then say it's too much". "We are drowning in it". "Lock her up!" has been a rallying cry at Trump rallies for months, and the Republican nominee promised to do just that at the second presidential debate on Sunday.
  • QB Flacco has shoulder injury, expects to play

    QB Flacco has shoulder injury, expects to play

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    When asked about the results of an MRI, Flacco replied, "It's nothing to worry about". Harbaugh said, "I believe he's got a legitimate chance to play". Ryan Mallett is second on the depth chart for Baltimore. Now in his ninth National Football League season, Flacco has completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 1,589 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions in an offense that hasn't been able to take advantage of his big arm and create explosive plays downfield.
  • Paul Ryan does not support me because he wants to be president

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    If that happens, then it really is the moral obligation of every single progressive to throw everything we've got at developing and passing legislation that will lock in social-justice policies and political advantages for decades to come. McDaniel asked Day to either declare her support for Trump or resign. In New Hampshire, Trump trails Clinton by 3.6% according to the most updated RCP (RealClearPolitics) average available, 43.3 to 39.7.