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Ask The Cripple of Inishmaan Star Daniel Radcliffe Anything!

first_imgIf you had a magic wand, which celebrity would you transport to headquarters for an “Ask a Star” feature? We’d pick The Cripple of Inishmaan star Daniel Radcliffe! Our dreams have officially come true—the Harry Potter fave is taking a seat on the big grey couch to answer your questions on topics from Hogwarts to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. If we’re lucky, he might also answer a question or two about stripping down in Equus and his on-screen stint as a young Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. And of course, don’t forget to ask about his turn as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan, the role that nabbed him a 2014 Audience Choice Award nomination. Do you have something you’re dying to ask Radcliffe? Submit your questions below, then check back soon for your answers! Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 The Cripple of Inishmaan Related Shows View Commentscenter_img <a data-cke-saved-href="" href="">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> Daniel Radcliffe Star Fileslast_img read more

Drought 2000

first_imgThere is a very high probability that the drought of ’99 will continue well into 2000. I hope I am wrong with this outlook, because if I’m right, Georgia will have several more months of increased wildfire danger, low stream flows and agricultural impacts. For climatological winter (December through February), CPC’s outlook is for an increased probability of above-normal temperatures statewide. The statewide probabilities are for an 18-percent chance of below-normal, a 34-percent chance of normal and a 48-percent chance of above normal temperatures. The precipitation probabilities for December through February range from equal chances of below-normal, normal and above-normal precipitation across extreme north Georgia to a 53-percent chance of below-normal, a 34-percent chance of normal and a 13-percent chance of above-normal precipitation across south Georgia.Average, not daily forcasts It’s important to remember when using three-month climate outlooks that the outlooks don’t forecast daily weather or extremes. The three months may have an average temperature above normal, but there may still be days in which the temperature will be much below normal. Daily record lows could be set even though the three-month average is above normal. Cold periods during an otherwise warm winter can do more damage than if the winter had averaged colder than normal. With the three-month precipitation outlook, the outlook is for the total precipitation during the whole period. Thus, even when the three-month total is below normal, periods of heavy rain and flooding are possible.Impacts of continued drought If the drought continues through the winter, many Georgians will feel the impacts: The soil-moisture recharge that normally occurs in the winter may not be adequate. Dry soils will have a direct impact on pastures and small grains and will also make cold damage more likely to plants in the fields. When spring planting begins, dry soils will decrease germination and stand development. To learn what region you live in, go here. The wildfire danger will continue to increase. The Georgia Forestry Commission is already warning the public to postpone any outdoor burning until conditions improve. This warning is months before the normal peak wildfire season in late winter and early spring. You can get updates on the drought in Georgia and across the Southeast at the University of Georgia drought Web site( Or call your county Extension Service agent. Get updated weather data at the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring web site ( This disheartening outlook is based on two factors at work against Georgia’s quick recovery from the drought.Climatology The first is climatology. Climatological fall (September through November) is the driest three months of the year in Georgia. October is the driest.Average monthly rainfall will remain below 4 inches until December. All sections of the state need at least 9 inches of rain to end the drought. Thus, short of a major tropical weather system, fall rains won’t be enough to break the drought. La Ni¤a The second factor is La Ni¤a, which is a cooling of the equatorial Pacific Ocean surface. It’s the opposite of El Ni¤o, which is a warming of the equatorial Pacific surface. During La Ni¤a winters, Georgia normally has below-normal rainfall. The winter of ’98-’99 was a prime example of a La Ni¤a winter in the South. The National Centers for Environmental Prediction reports that La Ni¤a strengthened in August 1999. This strengthening reversed a general weakening trend that had been occurring since January 1999. Besides the observational evidence of a strengthening La Ni¤a, NCEP’s computer models indicate that La Ni¤a may last through May 2000. The Climate Prediction Center’s climate outlook for October through December 1999 is for equal chances of below-normal (33%), normal (34%) and above-normal (33%) temperatures and precipitation across Georgia.Drier winter As we enter winter, the outlook for rain decreases. For November through January, the precipitation probabilities across north Georgia are for a 43-percent chance of below-normal, a 34-percent chance of normal and a 23-percent chance of above-normal precipitation. Across south Georgia, the dry outlook is even more pronounced, with a 53-percent chance of below-normal, a 34-percent chance of normal and only a 13-percent chance of above-normal precipitation. CPC’s outlook for the same period is for equal chances of below-normal, normal, and above-normal temperatures.Temperature and precipitation winter outlookÿ For additional information, follow these links from the Climate Prediction Center: CPC’s Monthly and Seasonal Outlooks La Ni¤a Information Low stream flows will continue, causing a higher concentration of pollutants. Low stream flows along the coast will have a negative impact on the state’s shrimp industry. Reservoirs and water tables will remain low.last_img read more

Colombian Police Make One of the Largest Cocaine Seizures in Nation’s History

first_img“Crime will be punished in a clear and decisive fashion,” Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on May 17th. “With the security forces and the rest of the state, we are making every effort (…) to dismantle these criminal organizations.” Operation Agamemnon’s first seeds were planted more than three months ago when an undercover police officer infiltrated the farm where Clan Úsuga stored its drug shipments. For nearly 12 weeks, the officer toiled as a day laborer at a nearby plantain plantation, collecting fruit and slowly earning the trust of his co-workers. The seizure represents possibly the most important strike against Clan Úsuga’s finances and confirms the partial success of Operation Agamemnon, a nationwide effort against the criminal organization that started in February 2015. Since then, authorities have killed or captured more than 800 Clan Úsuga operatives, seized more than 32 tons of cocaine, destroyed more than 100 drug laboratories, and confiscated over $64 million in assets, according to Antioquia’s Police Commander, Colonel Wilson Pardo Salazar. In one of the largest and most significant drug seizures in Colombia’s history, the National Police confiscated 9.3 tons of cocaine, valued at around $250 million, as part of Operation Agamemnon on May 15th. Roberto Vargas Gutiérrez, who reportedly is Clan Úsuga’s second-in-command, allegedly owned the cocaine, which police confiscated during a raid at dawn on a farm near the port town of Turbo in the department of Antioquia. The seizure was the result of surveillance and undercover work that culminated with a raid carried out by more than 50 police commandos who received aerial support. “This is one of the most resounding blows against organized crime,” General Jorge Hernando Nieto, the National Police’s director, said in a press conference after overseeing the operation’s final hours from a command center near Turbo. The officer learned that about three times a week a truck carrying food – and between 100 and 250 kilograms of cocaine – would arrive at the farm. The officer was told by the other laborers that the cocaine belonged to Vargas Gutiérrez, who goes by the alias “Gavilán,” and Clan Úsuga was desperately buying as much cocaine as possible to ship internationally to offset the criminal organization’s financial losses caused by police interdictions throughout Colombia. The setbacks have forced Dario Antonio Úsuga, Clan Úsuga’s leader who goes by the alias “Otoniel”, to offer heavy rewards for the deaths of the police commanders in charge of leading Operation Agamemnon, according to police intelligence. The government has pledged to increase the pressure and ultimately destroy organized crime gangs like Clan Úsuga. On the night of May 14th, Gen. Nieto ordered law enforcement to converge on the farm. At about 2 a.m. the next morning, the swarm of police commandos descended onto the property in a Black Hawk helicopter and rushed towards an underground hideout where the 9.3 tons of cocaine had been stockpiled. By Dialogo May 20, 2016 Plan into action In the days leading to May 15th, the undercover officer sent a message urging his superiors to move, since the criminal band was planning to send a 1.6-ton cocaine shipment to Central America in a boat called the “Niña Adriana.” In preparation for the assault, the Police sent a surveillance plane that recorded the comings and goings of the drug traffickers and the unloading of the cocaine from the food trucks, according to Police. last_img read more

Cruise ships could become floating hospitals, Trump says

first_imgCruise ships could be converted into floating hospitals to treat cases of the novel coronavirus, US President Donald Trump said Thursday.Micky Arison, the chairman of Carnival Corporation, which operates Carnival Cruise Line, “made the offer, it was a generous offer,” Trump said during a press conference.”He said that he has some ships that would be ideally suited for what we are doing,” the president said, since the ships are “big and have a lot of rooms.” As well as the Comfort, Trump has said that the USNS Mercy hospital ship would also be deployed.The governors of California and Washington state quickly called for it to be dispatched to their shores.The cruise industry was plunged into crisis since the start of the pandemic, when several ships were forced to lock down, with passengers and crew prevented from disembarking after coronavirus cases were confirmed onboard.Trump announced on March 13 that major cruise lines would suspend trips from US ports for 30 days in response to the pandemic. Topics :center_img “If we should need ships, a lot of rooms, they’ll be docked at New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco and different places.”Carnival is the world’s leading cruise line.Faced with an explosion of COVID-19 cases and a need to free up hospital beds, the US government moved Wednesday to dispatch the navy’s 1,000-room USNS Comfort hospital ship to New York, one of the worst-hit states in the country.It is not yet clear when the ship will arrive at the New York city harbor.last_img read more

Petrobras adds more time on MODEC’s FPSO charter contract

first_imgBrazil’s oil and gas company Petrobras has extended a time charter contract for the MODEC-owned FPSO Cidade de Niterói MV18 located offshore Brazil.Petrobras has extended its contract with MODEC’s Dutch subsidiary and an owner of the FPSO Cidade de Niterói MV18, Opportunity MV18 B.V. (MV18), for the time charter of the FPSO with effect from February 2018 to March 2024, MODEC informed on Tuesday.The FPSO is operating in the Marlim Leste oil field which lies within the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil since February 2009.The time charter contract initially runs for nine years (until February 2018), with option for extension up to six additional years. Petrobras and MV18 have, at this time, agreed to extend the firm period of the contract by six years and one month (until March 2024).Before the beginning of the time charter, MODEC carried out the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of the FPSO. A MODEC group company, SOFEC Inc., designed and provided the spread mooring system for the FPSO.Moored in water depth of approximately 1,400 meters, the FPSO is capable of processing 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 3.5 million standard cubic meters of gas per day and has storage capacity of 1,600,000 barrels of crude oil.The FPSO had produced and offloaded nearly 120 million barrels of crude oil since the beginning of the charter to present day.last_img read more

Equinor Submits New York Offshore Wind Bid

first_imgEquinor Wind US has submitted a bid to provide New York state with renewable energy from its Empire Wind lease site located offshore New York and New Jersey.Equinor’s bid comes in response to the 800MW New York State Offshore Wind Power Procurement, the state’s first formal solicitation targeted to the newly developing US offshore wind industry. The state is expected to announce the results of the tender in spring, Equinor said.The company secured the 80,000-acre lease in a federal auction in December 2016. The site is located between 14 and 35 miles south of Long Island in the New York Bight, with a potential capacity of up to 2GW of renewable power.“Submitting this offer to provide New York with a steady supply of offshore wind is both a major step forward in the development process of the Empire Wind project and an important milestone for New York’s transition to renewable energy,” said Christer af Geijerstam, President of Equinor Wind US.”Our project can make a major contribution toward fulfilling New York’s robust renewable energy goals, and the emissions reductions and economic impacts of our bid provide a clear benefit to New Yorkers. We look forward to working with the state as we turn that potential into a tangible asset that the people of New York can rely on for energy well into the future.” Equinor in the US Offshore WindEquinor has already started work to bring offshore wind to the New York area, gathering information about the seabed conditions, grid connection options, and wind resources throughout the site for nearly two years. The company recently deployed a Floating LiDAR to measure wind speed, wind direction, wave conditions and other factors that inform the resource potential and eventual development of the wind farm.The company is also developing a separate project in the lease area called Boardwalk Wind geared to New Jersey, and submitted a bid in response to that state’s offshore wind solicitation in December 2018. That same month, Equinor acquired a second lease area in the US east coast wind market, a 128,000-acre site offshore Massachusetts. In total, Equinor’s US offshore wind portfolio now has the potential to power more than two million homes with renewable power, the Norwegian energy giant said.“We firmly believe in the long-term potential for offshore wind as a major local source of renewable, reliable and cost-effective energy in the region. The US northeast is a key component of our growing commitment to develop offshore wind resources around the globe,” said Pål Eitrheim, Equinor’s Executive Vice President for New Energy Solutions.last_img read more

Slim majority backs gay marriage bill

first_imgNZ Herald 27 Aug 2012A bill to legalise same-sex marriage will pass its first hurdle when it comes before Parliament this week, a Herald poll of MPs shows. A straw poll found that a slender majority of 61 MPs wanted Labour MP Louisa Wall’s bill to progress at least to the select committee stage. Several more MPs had not committed themselves to a decision yesterday but said they were likely to back the bill at the first reading on Wednesday. It will be decided by conscience vote instead of along party lines and needs 61 votes to pass.

Former Nigeria coach Oliseh raises alarm over Ndidi’s new role at Leicester City

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has raised alarm over Wilfred Ndidi’s new centre-back position at Leicester City, saying ‘it’s not suitable for the player’. When Leicester City were faced by a defensive crisis before their opening Premier League game of the season, attentions quickly switched to Ndidi, who was tipped to feature in central defence. With Johnny Evans and captain Wes Morgan unable to feature for varying reasons (the former is still serving a three-game suspension from last season while the latter got injured in a pre-season fixture vs Sheffield Wednesday), Brendan Rodgers knew he had only one fit centre-back in Caglar Soyuncu. Speaking on Sports radio 88.9 FM, Oliseh blamed Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, for experimenting with Ndidi’s career by changing him from defensive midfielder to manage the central defence. According to Oliseh, playing in the central defence will not help the Super Eagles player because he is not originally for that position.Advertisement Loading… center_img He, however, appealed to Rodgers to return Ndidi back to his normal position and hire fresh legs to fill the vacuum already created by the absence of the two Leicester’s defenders. read also:Oliseh urges fans to pray for Man Utd star after latest injury Although, Ndidi has been showing good promises in that new role especially when he was drafted into the centre-back in their opening Premier League game against the newly-promoted side, the Baggies. The Nigeria international paired Caglar Soyuncu at the heart of the Foxes’ defence following the unavailability of Jonny Evans, Wes Morgan and Filip Benkovic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Cricket News England vs India 5th Test: Having an extra bowler helps, says Jasprit Bumrah

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah after the stumps of Day 2 of the ongoing fifth Test at the Oval said that not having an extra bowler let England make a comeback in the Test match with the English tail-enders contributing a maximum portion of the runs. “When you have an extra bowler, it gives you some cushion while bowling. When you bowl with four bowlers, you to bowl more overs as you have to come back (to bowl) quickly,” said Bumrah after the end of Day 2.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli, James Anderson involved in heated battle of words”We bowled our hearts out yesterday as well as today because we bowled a lot of overs. Sometimes, having an extra bowler gives you more rest.”Indian skipper Virat Kohli selected only four specialist bowlers after dropping an out-of-form Hardik Pandya for debutant Hanuma Vihari. Despite restricting England for 198 for 7 after the end of the first day, India failed to finish off their tail on day 2 as Jos Buttler, along with tail took England to 332 runs. Birthday boy Buttler smashed 89 off 133 balls on in what was another spectacular innings by the Lancashire man.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: Indian cricket team’s home base shifted; venue changedHowever, Bumrah was clear on the fact that the Indian bowlers failed to quickly clear up England’s tail.Buttler added 33 runs with Adil Rashid before putting a 98-run stand with Stuart Broad for the ninth wicket. “He played well today and took his chances. When you bat with the tail, you don’t have much to lose and you can play with a lot of freedom,” said Bumrah.England lead the five-match Test series 3-1. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Rohr, Ndidi, Odegbami Disagree on ‘Soft’ Group C Draw for Eagles

first_imgSuper Eagles were on Tuesday evening in Cairo, Egypt paired with Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic (CAR) and Liberia in Group C.Fanatical football fans and players, including a former Captain of the Green Eagles, Segun Odegbami, described the group as an easy one for Nigeria. “Easy…Pepper Soup for Nigeria,” was how Odegbami, fondly called Mathematical, described the group.However, Nigeria’s Franco-German gaffer, Rohr, insisted yesterday that there is nothing to celebrate as minnows no longer exists in African football.Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr will not describe Group C of the African qualifying series for the 2022 World Cup as an easy one for his team.Rohr chose to underplay the excitement in a tweet from the verified Super Eagles twitter handle.He remarked: “We’ve 3 (three) tricky opponents in Group C. A few years ago, Cape Verde were Africa’s best FIFA ranked team, CAR have some good players in Europe and we played a friendly in Liberia recently that wasn’t easy…we’ve to be at our best against them.”Super Eagles enforcer, Wilfred Ndidi also posted on his twitter handle Wilfred @Ndidi25 that there will be no room for complacency as Nigeria gun for her seventh appearance at the Mundial to hold in two years time in Qatar.“This is the World Cup, no room for complacency. Every game must be taken seriously. Our first game is going to be the most important as well as all our home games, and even away games. We must make it to the 3rd round,” tweeted the Leicester City midfielder who has been sidelined by an injury he picked up playing for the Foxes.Each of the 40 teams in the 10 groups will play two matches each towards the end of this year, with the remaining four matches coming up next year. The third and final round of the qualifiers will see the 10 winners of the pools drawn into five explosive home-and-away fixtures that will produce Africa’s flag-bearers in Qatar. Those knockout games come up in November 2021.Interestingly, some of the heavyweights in African football are going to miss the global stage in Qatar. In Group D for instance, only one team between Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire will pick the ticket with Mozambique and Malawi the other runners in the group.Similar scenario is also going to play out in Group G where Ghana who were quarter finalist at South Africa 2010 will battle the Banyana Banyana for the group’s sole ticket to the final stage of the qualifiers. Both Zimbabwe and Ethiopia are considered outsider in the race.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr 2022 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERSDuro IkhazuagbeDespite what appears as a ‘soft’ Group C that Nigeria’s Super Eagles have found themselves in the second round qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Head Coach of the country’s senior national team, Gernot Rohr, has refused to join those celebrating the pairings.last_img read more

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