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    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 So much about relationships can be transformed – by you. Instead of automatically resisting change, you have clever Mercury to help you recognise the people good for you to work with. Romance can change into what you want it to be now you reveal true hopes for the future. 1 ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Your mental energy is back, just in time for you to talk about your exclusive ideas. And you can get even the most demanding people to listen when it really matters. Single? Someone who can be slow to show affection does have deep feelings for you. Two sisters raising funds...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 YOUR attitude to relationships is tougher – you aren’t any less loving, but partners sense they have to treat you well. When you listen to someone talking about their job, you realise it could be perfect for you, especially if there is a medical connection. Five pals could share a cash prize. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Mars is focusing on its mission to find a soulmate for you. And it could all start when you are introduced to a friend’s new boss. If you’re already involved, it is tempting to take good love for granted, but smarter to plan a special treat for a partner. ...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Uranus, the planet of unexpected twists, is active in your cash sector and helping you make the most of any opportunity – even one that failed to get off the ground. So stay your most alert Aries self. If you’re in love, commitment means different things to different people. Single? Smile first at a shy Pisces. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Mercury helps you break down barriers to co-operation or commitment, then reform bonds into something that works better for you. But it’s important to bring everyone along, so do keep communication open. If you’re single, someone with a brilliant business brain can be a perfect pick. Luck counts 11...
    Atmospheric components The rocky planet is constantly bombarded by the solar wind. Likewise, fast blowing winds constantly attack Mercury and tear off almost all of its gaseous envelope. Charged particles collide with the planet’s surface. Both the particles themselves and the heat they produce push the material up from the planet’s outer layer, sending it flying through the air. Furthermore, the heavier atoms return to the surface, while the lighter ones are affected by the gravity of the solar photons. The result of this is a thin atmosphere known as the exosphere. On the other hand, the atmosphere is composed of a 42% oxygen, 29% sodium, 22% hydrogen, 6% helium, 0.5% calcium and another 0.5%...
    Fish farming has been commended as a more sustainable alternative to both wild-caught fishing and livestock agriculture. While overfishing and ensnarement of other marine life are not as prevalent in fish farming practices, this industry is still incredibly cruel and environmentally detrimental. Source: Animal Outlook / Youtube Environmental Impact 1. Wild-Caught fish are used to feed farmed fish Although many fish farms boast that their aquaculture practices do not risk overfishing natural populations of fish, this is only true for the type of fish they are farming. For example, many of the bigger fish humans eat such as salmon are carnivorous. Thus, to keep them alive long enough for slaughter, fish farmers feed them fish meal made from...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 THERE is an instant attraction between you and someone who is ordering the same pizza as you in a takeaway. You are ready for much more than a physical attraction . . . and this could be it. A new stream of work ideas is too good to ignore and you are ready to talk about them in a way that impresses the bosses. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Talk planet Mercury begins a 20-day visit to the zone of your chart that oversees marriage and other life-changing events involving partners. Your challenge is to accept that while few relationships stay the same for ever, you can change together. Single?...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Mercury takes a different route in your chart with two surprising results. First, someone you think of as just an acquaintance suddenly seems so attractive. Second, a job task you did not enjoy at the time could be profitable if you try it again. The sun warms the mood at home, soothing family relationships. 1 ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Some people may think you are being too fussy, but checking a set of figures once more gets you up to date and puts you in a strong position to talk prices. Love moves fast if you trust your instant reaction to “K”, a look-a-like of your...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Your rule-breaking and deal-making sides clash today in ways that make love interesting. A partner is more ready than you think for new horizons so ask that question. If you are single, someone who at first seems so unlikely can be a soulmate. An event where people talk or connect in circles has a luck link. 1 ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 A hard-working moon helps you push for an answer to a big question at home or in your career or maybe inside yourself. Recognising your talents, and realising how far you can go, is a star bonus today. Love, new or old, may...
    Fact check: No evidence that 14,000 dead people cast ballots in Wayne County, Michigan McDonalds May Make This Major Menu Announcement The 6 Astrological Events That Actually Mean *Good* News for Your Week This week is about leaning into pleasure and fortuitous opportunities where you can find them. This energy kicks off on Monday, when at 15 degrees of Libra, Venus, the planet of love, opposes Mars, who stations direct on Friday, at 15 degrees of Aries. Venus opposite Mars can feel intense, but it's also very sexy and can appeal to a sense of pleasure, which is a critical piece of self care, especially now: Orgasms can provide for stress relief by amplifying oxytocin and endorphins, and some...
    THIS is the horrifying moment a teen kicks a 14-year-old girl with autism in the face while calling her a "slag" as she cowers on the floor. Hope Richmond had been lured to Chorlton Park in Manchester on Monday evening by a teen from school before she was savagely attacked by another girl on camera. 10Video footage shows Hope cowering on the ground in the dark as the girl kicks her in the head 10She is later seen lying in pain as her attacker shouts abuse 10Hope Richmond was lured to a park in Manchester where she was horrifically beaten Credit: Mercury Press 10Her mum Hannah Price has called the attack disgracefulCredit: Mercury Press The shocking video, which is understood...
    Some of the most common medical treatments we rely on are out of date and may even be bad for us, says Dr Paul Offit, a leading U.S. paediatrician and expert in immunology and virology, who developed the vaccine against rotavirus, an infection that can cause life-threatening diarrhoea in children and babies.  Here, Dr Offit examines various treatments to help YOU ask your doctor the right questions about your care… Full course of tablets is often unnecessary This is the advice in the UK school curriculum: ‘Always complete the full prescription, even if you feel better, because stopping antibiotics early promotes the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.’ But the opposite is true. The longer the course of antibiotics, the greater the chance bacteria...
    US coronavirus: US death toll could rise to 256,000 by Thanksgiving season, CDC says This Beloved Coffee Chain Just Closed 687 Locations For Good The Best Gifts for Astrology Lovers to Shop This Year It's 2020, which means chances are high that you have someone on your holiday shopping list who relies on their monthly horoscope to help guide their life decisions, references zodiac compatibility charts for their sex and dating life, and knows how to brace themselves for the next full moon or Mercury retrograde. (Or at the very least, takes immense pride in being a Scorpio or Leo — or whatever their zodiac sign may be.) © Provided by Instyle Courtesy © Courtesy According to real-life astrologers....
    MIAMI (AP) — Florida's great egrets just aren't in the mood. Blame it on a headache or stomachache caused by eating some bad fish. A University of Florida study found increased mercury exposure is turning egrets off from sex. Mercury contamination led to a 50% reduction in the birds' attempts to breed, meaning the heavy metal is affecting their reproduction process much earlier than previously thought. The study also noted the full effects of mercury exposure among wading birds may be “systematically underestimated." The Miami Herald reported that heavy metals and other contaminants can disrupt hormones, which can then impact a desire to breed. Certain microorganisms can change mercury into methylmercury, a highly toxic form that builds up in fish,...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 As Venus and Mercury rock up in your partnerships zone from different directions, expect big feelings and bold decisions. Revisiting an old bond can be part of it. If you are in love, follow your heart but speak your mind. A money full moon helps you stop pretending, make firm cash choices and reset schedules. 1 ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 If you found it tough to keep to a timetable at work or in a fitness sense, this is a great week for motivation. But as Mercury tracks back, it is time to fill in a gap from a few weeks ago. Love-wise, when you...
    MERCURY retrograde began on October 14 and will last until election night on November 3. According to planetary alignments, Mercury’s movement can affect our communication, minds, technology, and travel plans.  8Mercury retrograde began on October 14 and will last until election night on November 3 What is Mercury retrograde? Mercury’s apparent retrograde motion is when the planet looks as if it is orbiting “backward,” creating what looks like a loop before returning to their usual direction. It is important to note that it is called apparent retrograde motion because the planet is not actually going backward in its orbit. 8Astrologers say that Mercury retrograde happens three to four times a yearCredit: Getty Images - Getty From Earth, it just looks...
    Driving While Black: The PBS documentary tells a complex history We Press On Because Theres No Other Way: Running a Restaurant in Mexico City Under COVID-19 This Mercury Retrograde May Be the Most Intense of the Year—Here’s What To Expect for Your Sign © Photo: Getty Images/JGIJamie Grill mercury retrograde in scorpio effects If 2020 has felt super-intense to you (which, obviously it has), just know that the planets agree with you. With this summer's Venus retrograde leading right into Mars's current retrograde, the cosmic winds feel incredibly topsy-turvy. And this week, things may get even more confusing, with the third and final Mercury retrograde of the year, which may be the most intense one yet. Starting October 14, Mercury...
    MERCURY retrograde. As if 2020 hadn’t brought us enough already, we now have to face one of the trickiest events on the astrological calendar. A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. It’s actually just an optical illusion. 14The last mercury in retrograde of 202 is happeningCredit: Getty - Contributor Mercury turns retrograde about 3-4 times per year, and lasts for several weeks. Mercury is the planet of commerce, travel and communication and, when it’s in retrograde, all its usual positive influences on those areas turn, well, negative. Crossed wires, missed signals, spoiled plans, travel delays etc. It’s an absolute dilly of a time, and most of us experience some...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Mercury switches back and says a change you were chasing might not be right for you after all. But something or someone better is right there and now you see it for yourself. Passion might feel like a one-way street but payback is close and really counts. If you are single, your dream date has a celebrity-linked career. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 You are one of the zodiac’s givers but your chart says now is the time to start spoiling yourself for a change. More time and space allows your dreams to come through and you will have energy for a final money push. Passion-wise, you are hard to...
    The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has issued a recall of products from AlpinStash, a wholesale recreational marijuana cultivation in Lafayette. According to the October 8 recall, issued in conjunction with the state Department of Public Health and Environment, marijuana grown by AlpinStash was found to have potentially unsafe levels of mold and arsenic, making it Colorado's first marijuana recall ever issued over heavy metals. Heavy metals such as arsenic, nickel, copper, mercury and cadmium can be found found in growing nutrients and fertilizers used to enhance the flavor, yield and potency of marijuana. According to the National Institutes of Health, long-term exposure to heavy metals can lead to liver or kidney damage, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, heart abnormalities, a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- "The Right Stuff" was a best-selling book, a blockbuster movie, and now it's a series you can stream starting Friday.It's 1959, tensions were mounting in the Cold War, and the Soviets were dominating space exploration. The Mercury 7, the best pilots in America, were challenged with carrying the hopes of the nation into the vast unknown."I think when you risk your life in order to accomplish a goal that could better the situation here on earth it's pretty heroic," said Patrick J. Adams who plays John Glenn."To all of a sudden be as famous as the Beatles and expected to be an iconic example of Americana and values and family men, when these guys, for most of...
    Patrick J. Adams did his fair share of research to prepare for his starring role as John Glenn in “The Right Stuff.” But he already had a head-start on Glenn and his fellow Mercury 7 astronauts, whose complicated, competitive — and, at times, antagonistic — relationships with each other are laid bare in the Disney+ series, adapted from Tom Wolfe’s bestseller and the 1983 big-screen movie (starring Ed Harris as Glenn). “I was lucky in that I was very familiar with the source material,” says Adams, 39, who filmed “The Right Stuff” premiere while wrapping up “Suits” on USA. “I think, in a lot of ways, [‘The Right Stuff’] was the first book I consciously fell in love with. My...
    BOHEMIAN Rhapsody is still considered the best Queen song of all time – more than four decades since its release. The groundbreaking 1975 smash – which is six minutes long – topped a poll of 2,000 adults despite competition from an impressive back catalogue of the band’s hit singles. 1The Queen classic is still the favourite of all their hitsCredit: Getty - Contributor It racked up a staggering 48 per cent of the vote, beating sporting anthem We Are the Champions into second place with just 19 per cent. The research, which was commissioned by Greatest Hits Radio, saw Queen’s feelgood classic Don’t Stop Me Now come in third, with We Will Rock You and I Want to Break Free...
    On Thursday, the Bay Area News Group hosted a webinar for subscribers, called “Fires, droughts and floods – What’s on tap for the Bay Area?” The 60-minute video event featured San Jose Mercury News science reporter Lisa Krieger, Mercury News environment reporter Paul Rogers and Jason Kean, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. It was hosted by Mercury News enterprise reporter Julia Prodis Sulek. The discussion touched on a wide variety of issues, including why California is having such a historically devastating fire season, what the outlook is for mudslides this winter in burned areas, and how California residents can reduce their risk of both.
    Two military 'Doomsday planes' were seen flying along both US coasts on the morning President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced they had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. One Boeing E-6B Mercury was spotted along the East Coast near Washington, DC while the other was observed above Oregon.  These planes typically carry instructions from the National Command Authority to fleets of ballistic missile submarines.  Social media was abuzz with theories, with many speculating that it was a warning to enemies of America not to attack while Trump is ill and that the US is still strong. Early Friday morning, two military planes, E-6B Mercuries, were spotted flying over Washington, DC and Oregon. Pictured: An E-6B Mercury...
    WHEN Paige McKenzie developed a tiny pimple on her shoulder, she thought it could be down to scarring from a tattoo. It was only when the lump had grown to the size of her fist and causing her agony that she thought it might be something more serious. 6Paige McKenzie has been diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer on her shoulderCredit: Mercury Press The 28-year-old, from Bilston, West Mids, decided to go get it checked in January this year. But Paige was left desperately waiting for answers for eight months while medics struggled to understand what the growth was. Earlier this month, the personal trainer was finally diagnosed with Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP) - an extremely rare form of...
    HAVING recently turned 39 and with £35k saved to buy a house, Lisa Green decided to take her life in a different direction. The single recruitment manager ditched her plans to own a home and spent the money on a baby instead — through IVF with a sperm donor. 6A new mum has told how she spent her life savings on becoming a single mum Credit: Mercury Press She had always wanted to be a mum, and was happy to do it without a partner. Her dream came true last October when she gave birth to daughter Francesca. Now, when she sees her baby take her first steps or attempt to say “Mummy”, she feels like she has hit the jackpot....
    30 Companies Laying Off the Most People Thanks to Coronavirus 1990 Mitsubishi Montero Reaches End of Its Road in Colorado What Mercury’s Retrograde Shadow in Scorpio May Mean for the First Presidential Debate © Photos: Getty Images/Joe Raedle, Chip Somodevilla mercury in scorpio What is the difference between belief and fact? What is truth? Are feelings facts? These questions will be themes explored during the first presidential debate between president Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, given that messenger Mercury enters truth-seeking Scorpio 48 hours before it takes place. This first of three presidential debates, airing September 29th at 9 p.m., ET, will be moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace and divided into six segments of approximately...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Your mind is in control of your emotions and this helps you stay calm when situations get intense, especially at work. This is a day to check in with colleagues and friends, as someone you see every day has big news to share. In love terms, stick to that surprise approach you are planning, as it can work out. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Mercury’s move really matters in your chart of cooperation. Instead of playing peacemaker, you work out a new deal that is better for you all round. This time, you can include the names you really need. A line of five people is the place passion...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 You really co-operate and compromise – and end a time when you have felt a group pulling in different directions. Do not wait for someone else to make the first move, you have the tools and need to make the time. Mercury helps you see, and love, people as they really are. New passion sits in seat number eight. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 A caring moon plus Venus create a core of warmth in your chart, with mind and body in tune. If you are in love, the freedom to reach for outside opportunities, especially creative ones, is so close. Single? Do not let a...
    A FAMILY has told of their heartbreak today after a 14-year-old schoolgirl was killed in a car crash - saying her "uniform was hung up ready for the morning". Courtney Ellis was hit by a car in St Helens, Merseyside at around 9.50pm last night. 7Courtney Ellis was hit by a car and killed last night 7Courtney's devastated aunt made a statement on behalf of her heartbroken family todayCredit: Facebook Her devastated aunt Joanne Schofield, 50, shared an emotional statement on behalf of Courtney's family. "All Courtney’s family are seriously heartbroken. It’s a shock. It was sudden and you don’t expect it for a girl just starting out in her life to be killed. "Her sister is devastated and her...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Perhaps you are not in the mood to meet people in the middle, as Mars clashes with the moon. But finding a way to move forward together leads to a rich result, so do keep trying. Love is part playful and part passionate – just like you – and now is the time to reconnect with someone your heart just can’t forget. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Keeping lifestyle hopes to yourself might be a mistake, as it stops others stepping in to help and support you. “D”, in particular, has so much to give. So take a chance and tell special friends what you are planning. As for passion,...
    Seattle police disperse Grand Hyatt protests sparked by fake press release McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be more popular than expected, leading to shortages and upcoming change Mercury guard Shey Peddy nailed a buzzer-beating 3 pointer to eliminate the team that cut her midseason from the WNBA playoffs © ESPN2/WNBA ESPN2/WNBA The Phoenix Mercury survived a win-or-go-home first-round playoff game thanks to a buzzer-beating three pointer from Shey Peddy. Peddy — a guard who joined the Mercury in August — was waived by the Washington Mystics in the middle of the season. With the game-winner, Peddy knocked her former team out of the playoffs. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Shey Peddy called game. The Phoenix...
    A FORMER size 20 mum who was fed up with her "boxy" frame is now on a mission to have the world's smallest waist, wearing a corset for 18 hours-a-day. Sammy Wilson weighed more than 14 stone in December 2018 but can now fit into a 15 inch corset, and her waist measures 21.5ins without it. 8Sammy Wilson, 26, from Georgia, USA, has gone from a UK size 20 to a size 2Credit: Mercury Press 8The mum-of-one now wants the smallest waist in the world - meaning she has to drop another inch from her tiny 21ins middleCredit: Mercury Press But despite being slated by strangers for her unusual body shape, the mum-of-one says she wants to shrink her middle...
    If you believe aliens are among us, you’ll want to check out our list of the best alien movies on Netflix. Netflix has an interesting selection of fictional takes and documentaries on life beyond Earth. Here’s a rundown of dramas to comedies to documentaries that speak to the believers.  Basic $8.99 Standard $12.99 Premium $15.99 NETFLIX FREE TRIAL The best alien movies on Netflix District 9 Neill Blomkamp’s debut feature film is an alien incursion story set in South Africa. It’s praised for its direction, visual effects and bold concept design. Beginning in the 1980s, it introduces a race of alien refugees who land in Johannesburg . They’re quickly locked in...
    The long-range three gave Skylar Diggins-Smith her second 30-piece in a three-game span and enabled the Mercury to secure the 100-95 win in overtime. Phoenix Mercury/Twitter Phoenix Mercury point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith hit an ice-cold buzzer beater from half court to force overtime against the Connecticut Sun Wednesday night. The 45-footer gave Diggins-Smith her second 30-point performance in a three-game span and enabled the Mercury to secure the 100-95 win in overtime. Thanks to Diggins-Smith's shot, Phoenix is still in contention for a double-bye in the WNBA playoffs, which would allow them to avoid single-elimation games. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Skylar Diggins-Smith has ice in her veins. The prolific point guard drained a mind-boggling buzzer-beater...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Loving Aries is playful and ready to take a risk – from pushing for more equal passion and fun to asking a red-hot question Bonds freshen up and your heart is able to forgive and forget. As Mars makes waves in your sign, you won’t settle for second-best and attract people with big work ideas and hefty budgets. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Mercury has stabilised your career sector and all the words you need are right there. Be calm, stay on track and let your true voice be heard. As Venus moves to your security base, you value loyalty above all . . . but don’t forget, this must work both ways. Single?...
    New Delhi [India], September 5: An unparalleled love poured in for late British singer Freddie Mercury, known for his vast vocal range and the spectacular showmanship, on his 74th birth anniversary today. His legion of fans took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to remember their ‘legend’, frontman of the British band ‘Queen’. On the special day, his name was seen trending on Twitter, as many of his admirers got emotional and expressed their love for him and for the songs he has given. A fan wrote: “Happy birthday Freddie, a true legend. Your music will live forever. Thank you!” Queen Frontman Freddie Mercury Performs ‘Time Waits for No One’ in This Unreleased Music Video – (Watch Video). Another admirer of...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 As the mind mastery planet moves to your co-operation chart you have such staying power in negotiations – from loving to buying – and find new ways to make bonds and contacts work better. If you’re with a partner, try not to obsess over minor love details. If you’re single, do step closer to a keen step-counter. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 You’re resetting a health goal and this time it works for you first, and other people later. So motivation stays high. If you find yourself in a romance loop, break free with an unexpected “Yes” – and try new things together. New love starts...
    A BABY girl who was born almost 17 weeks early, and weighed less that a bag of rice, finally makes it home - four months after being born during lockdown. Tiffany Bushell, 32, and husband Matthew, 30, from Watford, Hertfordshire, feared their daughter Millie wouldn’t survive as she spent the first five weeks of her life on a ventilator at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey. 10Tiffany Bushell, 32, and husband Matthew, 30, said they are 'over the moon' to have her homeCredit: Mercury Press The tot weighed just 1lb 7 at birth and had a massive hole in her heart - and stopped breathing at just two days old, But the plucky new-born defied all odds to survive and...
    As states make voting easier during the pandemic, Tennessee is moving in the other direction Cities where buying organic food will give you sticker shock Your Weekly Horoscope, August 30th to September 5th: A Rare Cosmic Shift Will Help You Heal the Past This weekly horoscope brings you a rare opportunity to mend and heal the past—but only if you want to. You'll be cosmically tasked to evolve and move towards the truest version of yourself. © Provided by Hello Giggles Masego Morulane, Getty Images Mercury, which is in Virgo, shares a fraught connection with elusive Neptune, which is retrograde in Pisces, on the 30th. Communication will be confusing, leading to intense emotions later in the day. Planet...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Your week builds towards a full moon of secrets when some game-changing feelings can be revealed. Look deep inside yourself to know what you need. Elsewhere, taking time alone to sort through conflicting ideas works well. Your passion profile is stable and grows stronger the more you expect of romance. 1 ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Your emotionally revealing moonscope takes you from love dreams to reality, with a friend of a friend in a starring role. Just be yourself! Your ability to make hard work look easy propels you higher up a VIP list. Make room in your schedule for ideas that start out as fun, but soon turn...
    Protesters gather in Lafayette Square ahead of Trump convention speech Major League Soccer to investigate Real Salt Lake owner Dell Roy Hansen over alleged racist comments Queen + Adam Lambert Debut The Show Must Go On Live 30 Years After Freddie Mercurys Recording Adam Lambert and Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor premiered a live performance of a very meaningful song. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad On Thursday, the group debuted the video of their performance of "The Show Must Go On," which was filmed during the second of their two shows at London's 02 Arena on July 4, 2018. Before this, May, Taylor and John Deacon performed the song live for only the...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Your chart of learning is wide open and this is a brilliant Aries bonus because no subject is out of bounds or reach. So do start making those enquiries! Love is all around but you have to let yourself see it. If you are single, start with a devoted fan of an outdoor sport. Eight-number codes are lucky. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 What a special chart – and personality – you have, as people start to see you in a whole new way, even if they have known you all your life. A journey might have twists and turns but these will bring out the best in you. So...
    Given the WNBA's strict quarantine protocols this season, referees live alongside and often interact with players off of the basketball court. AP Photo/Ralph Freso WNBA icon Diana Taurasi got caught on camera mouthing off to a referee while playing a game in the league's bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. After she was whistled for a shooting foul during the Phoenix Mercury's game Friday night, Taurasi warned one official "I'll see you in the lobby later," a comment for which she received a technical foul. Given the WNBA's strict quarantine protocols to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak during the 2020 season, referees live alongside players in the "wubble" and often see each other outside of the basketball court....
    The Phoenix Mercury star has left the IMG Academy bubble The WNBA’s regular season is just weeks away from concluding, and the Phoenix Mercury (6-7) currently sit in sixth-place in league standings. On Friday, Mercury center Brittney Griner sat out of the team’s game against the Minnesota Lynx due to personal reasons. Less than 24 hours later, Griner isn’t expected to return for an extended period of time. On Saturday, the Mercury announced that Griner has left the WNBA’s bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. for personal reasons. The team had no additional comments on the matter, with their “commitment [remaining] on the 2020 regular season and playoffs.” pic.twitter.com/WDfCTWxZEN — Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) August 22, 2020 Griner’s return in...
    Death of woman whose body was found blocks from New Orleans home last August still a mystery Chains like Ruby Tuesday and Red Robins will never recover until indoor dining fully reopens, as restaurant closures loom Diana Taurasi argues foul by telling refs Ill see you in the lobby later We’d all rather be at sporting events this summer instead of living with the difficulties and concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. But while we can’t be there, catching what professional athletes say on the court has been a real treat. And no one has lived up to it more than Phoenix Mercury legend Diana Taurasi.Taurasi gets T’d up for remark to refMidway through the third quarter against the Minnesota...
    MUSIC fans are becoming smash hits on the internet by appearing to become album cover stars. They are snapped dressing like the singers on the LP sleeve and holding it over their own face. 7A woman recreates Madonna's 80's look and blends in with the star's album coverCredit: Triangle News Some were pictured posing as Madonna, Olivia Newton-John and Freddie Mercury. Others did George Michael, Eurythmics and the Ramones. Fans also 'melded' with Freddie Mercury, The Rolling Stones and John Lennon. Cover art lovers posted the snaps under the #SleeveFace hashtag - making vinyl go viral. Most read in NewsWarningSCORCHEDCops held schizophrenic man, 28, on hot asphalt for nearly SIX mins before he diedLatestDEVIL ‘SORRY’Golden State Killer apologizes as...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Becoming part of an activity or sports world you adore, even part-time, is much closer as Mercury’s chart manoeuvre helps you make the jump. Yes, there may be sacrifices, but stay sincere and the right people will get on board. Pluto reverses a cash decision, look into “S” to find something better. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Getting your ideas on air or in print should be a key goal now as your imagination chart combines moon creativity and make-it-happen Mercury. Whatever you need to say can be said. Passion is taking off, too, so fasten your emotional seatbelt – a travel worker or writer is your...
    HERE’S one way of getting your house squeaky clean. A group of gerbils mop, vacuum and paint. 10A gerbil takes on the role of car-pet cleaner in a series of adorable photosCredit: Mercury Press 10Another of the small animals gets some painting done while listening to the radioCredit: Mercury Press 10Another gerbil perfectly poses while pouring out a cup of teaCredit: Mercury Press They are even seen pouring tea, working at a desk and with a wheelbarrow. Snapper Bailey Thompson spends hours with her nine gerbils on miniature sets. The 26-year-old then puts the results on social media. Bailey, of Ontario, Canada, said: “I’ll tell them what I want to do, show them the scene and sit there with my...
    BRITS are flocking to the beach for the fifth day in a row as temperatures reach 35C - before another night of thunderstorms. Thunderstorms and lightning are expected across the UK following the weekend's heatwave - however, Brits in the south of England are enjoying the scorching weather today. 45Sun-seekers have flocked to Bournemouth beach todayCredit: w8media 45Two women bathing in the sunshine in St James' Park, LondonCredit: EPA 45Despite last night's storms, Brits are enjoying the hot weatherCredit: w8media 45Brits have flocked to Bournemouth beach to enjoy the sunshineCredit: w8media 45This is the fifth day temperatures have been over 34CCredit: w8media 45Sunbathers are out in their hundreds today, soaking up the hot weatherCredit: ©Graham Hunt 45Brits enjoying the hot weather...
    A WOMAN who can't have sex due to intense pain claims she was told by doctors that she should get pregnant to ease the agony of her crippling endometriosis. Jasmine O’Pray was left in shock after she claimed doctors suggested that the only cure for the condition - where the lining of the womb grows onto other organs, was to have a baby. 7Jasmine O'Pray has been struggling with endometriosis Credit: Mercury Press The single 28-year-old began experiencing extreme pelvic pain in 2018. Jasmine, who lives in Croydon, London said the constant pain impacts her life so heavily that she has had to give up her job as a hairdresser as her legs are too weak. She also experiences bloating...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Fun with words and feelings sets you up for a surprising day as Mercury moves signs. The ways you find to tell special people you care really reach their mark – and making people laugh can be a serious part of your future. Romance hides where you least expect it. If you are single, this includes a northern address. Find out your horoscope for Wednesday August 5 from Mystic Meg ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 You are ready to swap security for excitement . . . in measured Mercury ways that get results. Make a proper plan for change but do it step by step. You have a strong mix of moon instinct...
    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - JUNE 28: Rina Sawayama performs onstage during Ladyland festival at Avant Gardner on June 28, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images) Japanese-born Rina Sawayama isn’t considered British enough for the UK’s top music prizes, and she’s speaking out about it. Sometimes, we forget how complicated things can be in the music industry and we never really know what goes on behind the scenes. But this past week, Rina Sawayama gave us a glimpse into her struggle in the industry, one that most of us probably never thought of. She’s not “British enough” to earn the United Kingdom’s top music prizes — even though she’s lived there almost her whole life. In an...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 A turnaround full moon transforms hopes and dreams into the achievable, in love, at work or home, whatever you have secretly been hoping for. Elsewhere, logic skills get a Mercury boost, so word power and competition confidence are on a high. A new passion starts with a conversation about a change of address. 1 ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Family links may have been puzzling you, but now as Mercury moves, you can see who needs who, and what to do about it. Your love profile gets a full moon courage top-up, then Venus gets on board as your voice coach. So whatever you need to...
    IT HAS turned out to be a scorcher today, but the beer gardens aren’t the only place it will be hotting up this weekend. The Mercury Rising sex position is perfect for couples wanting to bring a little heat to the bedroom tonight - and with minimal effort. 1The Mercury Rising sex position is perfect for a hot summer's night We know that no one wants to be hot and bothered when they are getting down and dirty but this easy going position will prevent you from getting flustered. According to Bustle, your partner should begin by sitting up with their legs either crossed or outstretched. Then, straddling your partner, lower yourself onto their penis ending with you sat...
    Covid vaccine trial: News anchor receives first shot in US Phase 3 How the Hamptons got even bougier in summer 2020 Finally, bigger audiences are beginning to notice the WNBA and the Sparks Nneka Ogwumike wasn’t scheduled to talk to reporters after practice Monday, but when the Sparks forward unexpectedly stepped in front of a webcam in Bradenton, Fla., she had plenty of reasons to do it. © (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press) Nneka Ogwumike (Associated Press) After a global pandemic that threatened to cancel the season, the WNBA delivered its most-watched opening weekend in years. The Sparks’ win against the Phoenix Mercury averaged 540,000 viewers on ABC. The WNBA's bright orange hoodie, worn by athletes from LeBron...
    A coalition of 20 states, several cities, and a county are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over changes that undermine certain clean air standards. The states sued over changes to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule, which regulates pollution from power plants. MATS was the first-ever national policy to reduce hazardous pollutants such as mercury, arsenic, and lead, which are known to cause neurological damage and forms of cancer and lung disease. In April, the EPA announced changes to the MATS rule, concluding that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate mercury and other pollutants to protect public health. The “appropriate and necessary” regulation is a legal justification to force power plants to limit mercury output since savings to...
    In 1999 I had very few friends. So few I’d leave work most Fridays knowing I wouldn’t likely speak to anyone until I clocked back in on Monday morning. It was, until this year’s pandemic, the loneliest time of my life. One weekend, flipping through the local paper, I saw a listing for a weekly Sunday night poetry slam at the Mercury Cafe in Denver. Having heard rumors about the magic of spoken word, I bussed the forty minutes from Boulder and walked two miles through the city to a twinkling urban heaven surrounded by sunflowers taller than myself. Pushing open the red-velvet curtain of the Merc’s entrance, I stepped inside, not knowing that step would be the most impactful...
    THIS Sunday is a great day for stargazing as you should be able to spot five planets and a crescent Moon. Venus will be easy to spot and Mars will be visible as a curved line. 2In this image Mars is the reddish star, Saturn is a small dot in the middle and the bright star on the right is JupiterCredit: Getty Images - Getty The rare celestial event will occur around two hours before sunrise. It will feature Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn and, of course, the Moon. All the planets should be bright enough to see with the naked eye. However, you might find it easier to see Mercury with some binoculars or a telescope. 2July is...
    In September of 1982, a handful of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University using the ARPANET, the proto-internet network established by the Department of Defense that included several forum-like bulletin boards, got into a multi-day discussion about the behavior of elevators in free-fall. It involved several physics questions. What would happen if someone left a lit candle in there? A small puddle of mercury? A helium balloon? Let’s say several two-pound pigeons flew the coop straight into the cable-cut elevator—would they fly around in panic? If they sucked up the helium from the balloon, would their squawks reach whistle range? The answers flitted between sincerity and sarcasm, theoretical physics and the empirical fact that every poster shared the same university building....
    Scientists unearthed remains of Danish and Italians from the Middle Ages in a first-ever analysis into the differences between noble families and common folk. The team took samples from 69 individuals buried during the 17th to 18th century in search of trace elements and heavy metals in the bones that reveal details of the person's diet during their life. Noble families were found to have more lead in the bones, due to drinking wine that contained lead salts, and mercury, which was an expensive treatment for leprosy and syphilis. Less strontium and barium were also spotted in the bones from nobles compared to the bones of the less fortunate, which means they injected more animal meat.   Scientists unearthed remains...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Home and family plans shift up a gear given Mercury’s positive path. Ideas can accelerate, creating more than one route to the outcome you need. In the love sphere, as the moon and Venus match, you are in charge of your feelings. Single? You hear their name three times before you meet. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Finding the right words has stretched you lately but you are back in control and VIPs are ready to listen. You have special skills to read between the love lines and uncover true desires. These can be a real surprise. A moon of pent-up genius shares some wild ideas...
    Army general: Racism affects our nations soldiers (Opinion) I spent the night in a New York hotel that made 3 core changes to help guests feel safe during the pandemic — and I think it sets a good model for beachfront hotels everywhere Mercury Retrograde Doesn’t Deserve All The Hate Mercury retrograde is one of the most talked-about transits in astrology. Even if you’re not into the cosmos, you know that when Mercury goes retrograde, things are about to get seriously out of whack. It’s become almost a joke, something to blame no matter what’s going wrong. Emails aren’t sending? Thanks, Mercury retrograde. Ex paperclipped you? Thanks, Mercury retrograde. Broken nail? Don’t tell me — Mercury’s in retrograde. But...
    In the late 18th century, one in five Londoners contracted syphilis by their mid-30s, according to a fascinating (if you enjoy reading about the history of medicine, as I do) paper published online this week in the journal Economic History Review. Using data painstakingly collected from the archived admission records of London’s hospitals and workhouse infirmaries, the paper’s authors — historians Simon Szreter of Cambridge University in the U.K. and Kevin Seina of Trent University in Canada — estimate that 2,807 Londoners were being treated annually for syphilis in the “foul” (venereal disease) wards of those facilities in the 1770s. That’s twice as many people as were being treated for syphilis in the much smaller English city of Chester during that...
    Deforestation is threatening the Amazon rainforest both from above and below ground.  A new study from researchers at the University of Leeds has found that gold mining in the Amazon leeches nutrients from the soil and pollutes the surrounding area with mercury. According to the team, sites of former gold mines saw some of the lowest forest recovery rates ever recorded in rainforest terrain, and some former sites remained unable to grow new trees for up to four years after the mines closed. A study of former gold mining sites in the Amazon rain forest found lowered amounts of nitrogen in the soil and higher concentrations of mercury from mining equipment runoff, which prevented new plants and trees from...
    Yessenia Funes47 minutes ago•Filed to:AMAZON RAINFORESTAMAZON RAINFORESTMININGSCIENCECARBON SEQUESTRATIONPOLLUTION1SaveThis is what illegal gold mining looked like in southeast Peru’s Madre de Dios region in 2019.Photo: Cris Bouroncle (Getty Images) Gold mining is becoming an increasingly dangerous threat to the Amazon. A new study has found that barely any trees or plants grow where mines once sat. This is bad news for the wildlife that depends on vegetation for habitat. Without trees or vegetation, though, the Amazon also can’t store as much carbon to prevent further global warming. The study, published Sunday in the Journal of Applied Ecology, found that abandoned mining pits and tailing ponds in Guyana saw nearly no recovery of vegetation three to four years after mining ended. The...
    Kate and a few of her friends recreated a classic Queen music video to celebrate Pride month. Kate Beckinsale and a group of friends ended Pride Month with a bang by recreating the 1984 Queen music video for “I Want to Break Free.” On Monday, Kate took to Instagram to share a few outtakes from their socially-distant video. The clips included shots of the actress channeling Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in drag as a housewife who has had enough. The first clip showed Kate pretending to vacuum the floor while in character. She rocked a shiny black mini skirt with a high hemline. However, she only exposed a hint of skin, thanks to the black thigh-high stockings that she also...
    ACTRESS Kate Beckinsale sports a wig and fake moustache to recreate Freddie Mercury’s iconic I Want To Break Free video for Pride. The Underworld star looked like the splitting image of legend Queen wearing a pink top, leather skirt, stockings and platforms. 5Actress Kate Beckinsale treated her 4.3million fans to a spoof video in which she wore a fake moustache and posed as Freddie MercuryCredit: Instagram 5The screen queen sang along with Queen’s 1984 hit I Want To Break FreeCredit: Collect The actress had hoover in hand, while lip synching to the 1984 track. The hilarious video which almost 20,000 likes was captioned: “Happy Pride❤…from our social distancing asses to yours ❤ #queen #iwanttobreakfree.” Kate has been spending lockdown in...
    TEST your sleuthing skills to spot these well-hidden creatures, from obscure owls to lurking lizards. The pic gallery shows that these secretive animals across the globe are truly the masters of disguise. 23Trying to become invisible about the leaf litter is a cautious Common Pauraque, found in Central and South AmericaCredit: Caters News Agency 23In the UK, obscured from view is a small owlCredit: Mercury Press 23Adjust your glasses to spot this well-hidden Macqueens Bustard in AsiaCredit: Caters News Agency 23Hidden in plain sight on a branch is a great grey owlCredit: Caters News Agency 23In Cheshire, UK, Luna the gecko has blended perfectly into a branchCredit: Mercury Press 23Another great grey owl uses its incredible camouflage ability while huntingCredit: Caters...
    When the Mercury Cafe reopened after the COVID-19 shutdown the first weekend in June, amid Black Lives Matter protests against police violence, tear gas was floating through the neighborhood around 2199 California Street. “We're all so supportive of the protests,” Mercury Cafe owner Marilyn Megenity says. “I was just so glad it was happening.” That same weekend, the restaurant and venue brought back regular sets from the Gabe Gravagno Trio and classical guitarist Grisha Nisnevich, with limited audience size. For now, the Mercury is open Friday through Sunday nights as well as for Sunday brunch. While live music is coming back to the Mercury, its popular swing and blues dance nights aren’t happening yet because people aren’t allowed to dance together. Related...
    Toxic man-made mercury pollution has been discovered in the deepest part of the ocean, in the Marianas Trench — more than six miles below the surface.  Researchers from China and the US used submarine robots to identify mercury in the fish and crustaceans living in the deepest part of the western Pacific Ocean. Mercury enters the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels, mining and manufacturing. It can then be transported into the oceans via rainfall. The liquid metal — which was once used in thermometers before being banned — is highly toxic and can be ingested via polluted seafood. One of the research teams, from the US, sampled fish and crustaceans from both the Marianas trench off of the Philippines...
    The Arctic is thought to have recorded its hottest ever temperature of 100.4F (38C) in Siberia, an astonishing 32F (18C) above the normal level for this time of year. The mercury shot up to the unprecedented level in Verkhoyansk, 3,000 miles east of Moscow, as the region endures a summer heatwave. Scientists had predicted the Arctic wouldn't reach these levels until 2100, meaning it is warming 80 years faster than previously thought. If the record is confirmed it will represent a new high. The current record for hottest temperature in the Arctic is held by Prospect Creek, Alaska, which recorded 100F (38C) in 1915. Surface air temperature anomalies in May are mapped above, with red representing higher temperatures than...