The massive telescope at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory that had been deteriorating since August collapsed on Tuesday, officials said, after 57 years of astronomical discoveries. The radio telescope's 900-ton instrument platform, suspended by cables 450 feet (137 meters) above a 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) bowl-shaped reflector dish, fell on Tuesday morning, the U.S. National Science Foundation said. The telescope, one of the largest in the world, had been used by scientists around the world for decades to study distant planets, find potentially hazardous asteroids and hunt for potential signatures of extraterrestrial life.
At least two people were killed and several injured when a car drove through a shopping street in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, police said, adding that the driver had been arrested.
A Hungarian ruling party politician, who resigned as a member of the European Parliament on Sunday, said in a statement on Tuesday he had been present at a house party broken up last Friday by Brussels police for breaching lockdown rules. Jozsef Szajer, a senior member of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling conservative Fidesz party, he was cited as saying in the statement that he had cooperated with police. The statement was quoted in an identical way by at least four prominent Hungarian news web sites.
Cold temperatures brought winter weather to parts of Alabama on Monday, November 30.The National Weather Service in Birmingham said that some areas could expect to receive a “decent showing” of snow as temperatures sunk into the 20s Monday night.This footage shows snow coming down in Trussville – a suburb of Birmingham – on Monday evening.A winter weather advisory remained in effect in northeast Alabama through Monday night. Credit: Gary Lloyd via Storyful
The Indian government and protesting farmers were unable to reach common ground in talks held Tuesday, with the farmers saying their demonstrations against new agriculture laws will continue as will their blockades of key highways. The farmers rejected the government’s offer to set up expert committees to discuss the new laws, which deregulate crop pricing, even as the agriculture minister appealed for an end to agitation and invited the farmers for further discussions on Thursday. “Our movement will continue and we will definitely take back something from the government — be it bullets or a peaceful solution,” Chanda Singh, a farmer leader who was part of the talks, told reporters in New Delhi.
A group of bipartisan senators and members of congress unveil plans for a COVID-19 relief package.
Russia said on Tuesday it had deployed a number of its new S-300V4 missile defence systems for combat duty on a disputed chain of islands near Japan, a move that is likely to anger Tokyo. The Russian Defence Ministry's Zvezda TV station said the mobile air defence system designed to counter ballistic and aerial attacks was on Iturup, one of four islands held by Russia that Japan claims and calls the Northern Territories.
China has increased scrutiny of its technology sector in recent weeks, last month drafting anti-monopoly rules for tech firms. It has also expressed concerns about data protection and consumer rights, while authorities have on a number of occasions ordered apps to be suspended for mishandling user information.
American factories grew at a slower pace last month and there are concerns that surging coronavirus infections will endanger an economic recovery. The Institute of Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Tuesday that its manufacturing index dipped to 57.5 in November from 59.3 in October. New orders and production grew more slowly last month.
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Sephora will be replacing all cosmetics areas at Kohl's with 2,500 square foot shops, starting with 200 locations late next year. The Sephora's online beauty experience will launch on Kohls.com in the fall of 2021. The deal appears to upend Sephora's 14-year exclusive relationship with J.C. Penney, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May. It will emerge from bankruptcy after closing about a third of its stores.
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Rugby's Nations Cup reaches its conclusion this weekend, highlighted by Sunday's England v France final, but anyone expecting a diversion from the stodgy fare on show for the last month is likely to be disappointed, according to Eddie Jones. England have collected dominant victories over Georgia, Ireland and Wales but, other than the odd flash of individual brilliance by winger Jonny May, the matches have been something of an ordeal for the remote watching public. Jones conceded some frustration after the Wales win that he hadn't been able to "accelerate" the team's development as much as he would like and that they lacked cohesion, but said on Tuesday that the style was more a function of the current focus on laws than any deliberate choice.
Eddie Jones says he hopes his side will put into practice the lessons they learned from last year's crushing World Cup final defeat against an inexperienced France side in Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup final.
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A party that wants to renegotiate Norway's membership of the European single market has become the biggest political force in the Nordic country, a poll released on Tuesday showed, nine months before voters choose a new government. The Centre Party, which defends the interests of farmers and opposes Norway ever joining the European Union, polled 22.1% ahead of the opposition Labour party's 20.4% and the ruling Conservatives' 20.2%, said a Kantar survey for TV2 channel. The Centre Party would win 43 parliamentary seats, according to the poll, ahead of 38 for Labour and 37 for the Conservatives.
Founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk will together sell nearly $100 million worth of shares in the company's Wall Street launch, 13 years after they founded a website in a loft that went on to revolutionize the hotel and holiday home industry. Airbnb struggled in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic as travel came to a grinding halt. The San Francisco-based firm also gained from increased interest in renting homes away from major cities.
Among the shiny, bouncy, madly infectious musical numbers that are a big part of what make Ryan Murphy’s "The Prom" such an old-fashioned newfangled blast, one of the show-stopping highlights is "Love Thy Neighbor," which Trent (Andrew Rannells), a struggling Broadway drama queen who has landed on the distant planet known as small-town Indiana, sings […]
The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized China for not enforcing sanctions on North Korea and vowed to step up its own efforts, as hopes fade for a last-minute breakthrough under President Donald Trump.
Ongoing momentum in sales, solid acquisition strategy and efforts to increase presence continue to fuel GrowGeneration's (GRWG) price rally.