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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:49 am 
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Israel's Beresheet, the first privately-funded mission to the moon, has crashed.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:06 am 
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Police shoot vehicle after it crashes into Ukrainian Ambassador's car outside London embassy
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Armed police opened fire on a car that drove into the Ukrainian ambassador's official vehicle in London this morning.

The incident occurred outside the Ukrainian embassy in Holland Park, Kensington.

A spokesman for the Ukrainian embassy, said an unknown vehicle had crashed into the car used for official duties by Natalia Galibarenko, the Ukrainian Ambassador, this morning and the man inside posed a threat that required British police to fire an unknown number of shots at the car.

The spokesman said that contrary to some reports in the media no shots were fired from the car.

It is not known if the man in the car was wounded, but he was eventually removed from the vehicle and detained by police.

The spokesman knew of no motive and did not know the nationality or any biographical details of the arrested man.

He said the embassy had not been threatened in recent weeks. All members of the embassy were reported as safe.

Reports on social media suggested up to ten shots were fired.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told the Evening Standard that "police firearms were discharged" during the incident.

The spokesman said there had been no injuries and that the incident was declared over at 2.40pm.

Police cordons remain in place.

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/pol ... ocid=ientp


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:01 am 
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MAJOR fire in the Notre Dame de Paris... :cry:

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Notre Dame...800 years of not paying taxes and no water sprinklers or smoke alarms are installed? Say what?!

:idea: Hmmmm....Thinking some high level church official floated the idea of modernizing the structure years ago but it was voted down because "the people just wouldn't go for it". This stuck in his craw and eventually he made a deal & paid a lone worker to 'mistakenly flick a cigarette onto some oily rags' rendering enough damage to tug at heartstrings and loosen up donations (700 million so far). Multi-billion dollar corporations aren't about fund the re-construction themselves, the everyday masses would love to pick up the tab, gives them a feeling of hands-across-the-water...solidarity earning them all an indulgence into heaven. Gets people talking about new things other than children being raped by priests.

Daniel Day-Lewis to come out of retirement to play lead role in Hollywood film (quick rush, in theaters soon) :wink:

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Milton Bradley this years winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Most Cynical, he just be out Downer & Rope by a hair... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:10 pm 
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Notre Dame...800 years of not paying taxes and no water sprinklers or smoke alarms are installed? Say what?!
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notre dame burning... horrible. so sad.

I was outside it once (the only time I've been in paris). we couldn't go inside. it was closed for some kind of renovation.

but, it was amazing to see. incredible building with so much history.

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'Freak waves' up to 10 metres high to hit surfing competition
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"Freak waves" of more than 10 metres are expected on the west coast of the Australian state of Victoria, as the world's best surfers take to Bells Beach for the Rip Curl Pro.

World Surfing League boss Kieran Perrow said riders were preparing for waves up to four times as big as normal, saying they would need to use bigger and more durable boards.

"We haven't seen this size of swell for a long time – people are talking about 81' and how big it was that year with the incredible waves," he said.

"It's got this hype about it, this excitement build-up to a swell we haven't seen in a long time."

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Towns across Australia are gearing up for huge swells that are set attract flocks of surfers and gawkers.

The Rip Curl Pro has experienced "lay days" over the past few weeks, with waves deemed too small to ride and surfers shacked up in their beachside hotels.

New Zealand Surfer Ricardo Christie is competing in the Rip Curl Pro as part of the Men's Championship Tour.

Fellow Kiwi Paige Hareb was knocked out during the elimination round of the Women's Championship Tour earlier this week.

Friday's forecast had led Australia's Bureau of Meteorology to issue surfers a warning: beware.

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Fifty-year storm? Australia's Bells Beach is likely to see waves of 6 metres (and possibly higher) for the Rip Curl Pro on Friday

Senior forecaster, Chris Godfred, says waves of up to 14 metres could occur out at sea with vicious south-westerly winds expected.

"People should always be aware that there is the risk of 'freak waves', where you get the odd wave that is significantly higher, sometimes by about 50 per cent," said Mr Godfred.

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology is urging small boats to refrain from heading out to sea until Saturday, when waves are set to subside.

The bumper swells are music to the ears of surf shops.

Kate Trevena, a Rip Curl store manager, says sales have tripled expectations this week.

"There's a massive buzz around it – you just overhear everyone saying things like 'have you heard about the swell?'," she said.

"It's absolutely flat out for us."


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https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-spo ... ompetition


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No mention of the horror in Sri Lanka then?

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There were a lot of editorial cartoons. Here are a few points of view:

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Speaking of Christ on a cross at Easter...

Saudi Arabia executes 37 people, crucifying one, for terror-related crimes

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/23/middleeast/saudi-executions-terror-intl/index.html

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He's over 1.5 million now. It's too bad, I used to like watching Jeopardy. There's no competition anymore.


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While shooting last night's episode of Game Of Thrones, somebody left a Starbucks cup on the table:
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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
While shooting last night's episode of Game Of Thrones, somebody left a Starbucks cup on the table:

and, we all know Starbuck was on Battlestar Galactica, not Game of Thrones!

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
While shooting last night's episode of Game Of Thrones, somebody left a Starbucks cup on the table:

and, we all know Starbuck was on Battlestar Galactica, not Game of Thrones!


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OPP issue warning after fishing lines found strung across ATV trail

OPP are warning the public after a rider was knocked off their ATV when they struck a fishing line strung across a trail at Point Petre in South Marysburgh on Monday.

OPP say the line was Spiderwire, an extra-strength braided fishing line designed not to break.

Police were called to investigate. They say they found five other lines on the trail, some of which were strung at neck height.

https://globalnews.ca/news/5248731/spiderwire-atv-trail-prince-edward-county-opp/?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=GlobalNews&fbclid=IwAR3dm2GzTzuYaLs5WMpNnc1_dUyO8qYlTP9y9B2Z8EaJCVoHV9765BnSZfQ

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WPLJ to leave airwaves at end of May
By Kenneth Garger
May 9, 2019 | 12:13am

After nearly 50 years on the radio, iconic station WPLJ will soon be off the airwaves.

“The rumors you’ve been hearing are true,” 95.5 PLJ revealed on Twitter Wednesday morning. “As hard as it is to believe, WPLJ will be going away on Friday, May 31.”

The New York City-based station was purchased by Education Media Foundation, the owners of K-LOVE Christian radio, earlier this year, according to Billboard magazine.

WPLJ signed on to the air in 1971 blasting rock music from artists including Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Doobie Brothers.

Their call letters were derived from “White Port and Lemon Juice,” a 1950’s rhythm and blues song covered by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention.

In 1983 the station transitioned from an album-oriented rock format to contemporary hit radio.

Since the early 1990’s WPLJ has been playing adult contemporary music – and began to drop the “W” from their name.

Longtime fans took to Twitter to share their memories of the station.

“The end of an era!” tweeted @Andrew_J_Lowry. “Just heard @955PLJ will be signing off on 5/31. Been #1 preset on my radio for as long as I can remember.”

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WPLJ to leave airwaves at end of May
By Kenneth Garger
May 9, 2019 | 12:13am

After nearly 50 years on the radio, iconic station WPLJ will soon be off the airwaves.

“The rumors you’ve been hearing are true,” 95.5 PLJ revealed on Twitter Wednesday morning. “As hard as it is to believe, WPLJ will be going away on Friday, May 31.”

The New York City-based station was purchased by Education Media Foundation, the owners of K-LOVE Christian radio, earlier this year, according to Billboard magazine.

WPLJ signed on to the air in 1971 blasting rock music from artists including Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Doobie Brothers.

Their call letters were derived from “White Port and Lemon Juice,” a 1950’s rhythm and blues song covered by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention.

In 1983 the station transitioned from an album-oriented rock format to contemporary hit radio.

Since the early 1990’s WPLJ has been playing adult contemporary music – and began to drop the “W” from their name.

Longtime fans took to Twitter to share their memories of the station.

“The end of an era!” tweeted @Andrew_J_Lowry. “Just heard @955PLJ will be signing off on 5/31. Been #1 preset on my radio for as long as I can remember.”

https://nypost.com/2019/05/09/iconic-ny ... nd-of-may/

SAD sign of the times :|


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https://www.wmse.org/event/4th-annual-frank-zappa-mothers-day/

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May 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-05-12T18:00:00-05:00
2019-05-12T21:00:00-05:00

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Teenage America…. tune in Sunday Night May 12th, Mother’s Day evening, from 6 pm to 9 pm as DJ’s Robert and Zorro host the 4th annual Mother’s Day show on WMSE’s Alternating Currents. The show will be dedicated to the Frank’s years with The Mothers of Invention (the jar is under the bed).

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