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XXXTentacion death: Riot police disperse crowds as hundreds gather in Los Angeles to mourn rapper's death

22.06.2018 4:11


Hundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles to mourn the death the rapper XXXTentacion, prompting riot police to fire nonlethal rounds into the crowd after declaring it an unlawful assembly. Between 300 and 500 fans of the 20-year-old artist from Florida, who was shot dead during an apparent robbery at a motorbike dealership in Miami on Monday, descended on Fairfax District on Tuesday night, dancing in the streets, lighting candles and blocking traffic.

From: www.yahoo.com

US restaurant manager fired after calling police to supervise group of black women paying their bills

22.06.2018 4:08

A US restaurant manager has been fired after calling the police to supervise a group of black women while they paid their bills.

From: www.standard.co.uk

Summer solstice 2018: Everything you need to know about the longest day of the year

22.06.2018 1:10


It may feel like summer arrived weeks ago: deckchairs are already out in parks, holidays are booked, barbecues have been fired up and – in true British fashion – we've no idea what to wear to our air-conditioned offices. But technically speaking astronomical summer didn't begin until today, when Britain enjoys the longest day of 2018. Read on below to find everything you need to know about summer, the solstice, traditions, the significance of Stonehenge – and how to celebrate it. When is the longest day of the year? In the northern hemisphere, summer solstice, or longest day of the year, takes place between June 20 and 22 each year.  This year it falls today - Thursday, June 21 - when the UK will enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight. The sun rose at 4.43am and will set at 9.31pm, according to weather.com.  The crowd cheers as the sun rises through the stones on the longest day of the year. Happy #SummerSolstice! pic.twitter.com/sNhNKEGExR— English Heritage (@EnglishHeritage) June 21, 2018 The solstice officially marks the beginning of astronomical summer which ends when the autumn equinox falls on September 23. Day and night will be at almost equal length on this day, as the sun crosses the celestial equator and moves southward into the northern hemisphere. Read about how Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born What happens during the summer solstice? There are two solstices each year - one in the winter and one in the summer. The summer solstice occurs when the when the tilt of Earth's axis is most inclined towards the sun and is directly above the Tropic of Cancer. Traditionally, the summer solstice period fell between the planting and harvesting of crops, leaving people who worked the land time to relax. This is why June became the traditional month for weddings. It might seem like a day to celebrate, but it actually signals the moment the sun's path stops moving northward in the sky, and the start of days becoming steadily shorter as the slow march towards winter begins.  However, we won't notice the days becoming shorter for a while. The shortest day of the year isn't until Thursday, December 21, known as the winter solstice; it lasts for 7 hours 49 minutes and 41 seconds in Britain, which is 8 hours, 49 minutes shorter than the June solstice. Summer solstice 2018 gallery At the winter solstice, the Earth's axis is tilted furthest away from the sun directly over the Tropic of Capricorn bringing only a few hours of daylight. In the southern hemisphere the dates of the two solstices are reversed. The winter solstice occurs on the same day in June and the summer solstice the same day in December. The term 'solstice' derives from the Latin word 'solstitium', meaning 'sun standing still'. Some prefer the more teutonic term 'sunturn' to describe the event. Astrologers say the sun seems to 'stand still' at the point on the horizon where it appears to rise and set, before moving off in the reverse direction. Equinox and solstice explainer graphic Summer solstice traditions: why is Stonehenge so significant? Stonehenge in Avebury, Wiltshire is the most popular place for Pagans to celebrate the longest day because it famously aligns to the solstices. The rising sun only reaches the middle of the stones one day of the year when it shines on the central altar. Built in three phases between 3,000 B.C. and 1,600 B.C Stonehenge's exact purpose still remains a mystery. The stones were brought from very long distances – the bluestones from the Preseli Hills more than 150 miles away, and the sarsens probably from the Marlborough Downs, 19 miles to the north. Britain's most mysterious stone circles The day marks the ancient middle of summer. It has significance for pagans who have always believed that midsummer day holds a special power.  Midsummer's eve was believed to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest, and when fairies were though to be at their most powerful. Night sky: how and where to see noctilucent clouds Over the centuries, the June solstice has inspired many festivals and midsummer celebrations involving bonfires, picnics, singing, watching the sun rise and Maypole dancing. Many towns and villages across Britain still mark the day.  One ritual was the lighting of fires, heralding the start of shorter days, although this doesn't really happen anymore. The idea was that flames would keep the dark away.  Revellers at the Summer Solstice Sunrise at Stonehenge, earlier today Credit:  Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph Where can I celebrate the summer solstice? Stonehenge always welcomes an influx of garland-wearing hippies, druids and curious tourists who head to the mysterious stone circles and wait for the sun to appear.  Crowds of around 20,000 greet the moment dawn breaks with a mixture of cheers and silent meditation, and the strawberry moon added extra excitement this year.  The solstice car park opened on Wednesday at 7pm ahead of the sunset at 9:26pm.  Crowds cheered the rise of the sun at Stonehenge as thousands gathered to celebrate the summer solstice. Dawn is breaking over Stonehenge at #SummerSolsticepic.twitter.com/OXyLhHcffX— English Heritage (@EnglishHeritage) June 21, 2018 Those who observed the spectacle at the neolithic Wiltshire monument were blessed with clear skies as the sun glinted over the horizon at 4.52am. The sunrise over Stonehenge this morning Credit: Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph It's slightly quieter at the Avebury stone circle, Britain's second greatest prehistoric site, about 20 miles from Stonehenge. In Penzance, the Golowan Festival celebrates the summer solstice from June 23 to 28. If you're in London, watching the sunrise from Parliament Hill will give you great views of the capital.

From: www.yahoo.com

Free Shipping For Refurbished Nintendo Switch Console and Games Until June 26th

21.06.2018 23:10

Undoubtedly, Nintendo Switch is on fire since it was released. In fact, the console already reached more than 17.8 million sold in just one year and as what Nintendo see, the sales will still continue this year.

Tags: SWIFT, Fire
From: n4g.com

Israel says Gaza baby's family paid to blame army for death

21.06.2018 21:23


Israel said Thursday it has evidence the family of a baby who died near the Gaza border was paid by Hamas to accuse Israel's army over her death, an account the family rejected. Gaza's health ministry and family members said eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour had died after inhaling tear gas along the border during a day of clashes in May, in which at least 61 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.

Tags: Fire, Israel, Army
From: www.yahoo.com

Fire Cubes, Home Theater Beams, and X-ray Cases

21.06.2018 21:12

Amazon's latest gambit for taking over your living room is the Fire TV Cube. It works in much the same way as the Fire TV stick, but with the added impact this time around of stuffing in a smart speaker with the familiar tones of the Alexa voice assistant. You can use it to play whatever you want to see in up to 4K resolution from various streaming services.

Tags: Fire, Amazon, 4K
From: www.technewsworld.com

Melania Trump's 'I really don't care' jacket sets off social media firestorm

21.06.2018 20:08

First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket with the phrase "I really don't care, do u?" scrawled across the back to board her flight to Texas.

From: www.nbcnews.com

Melania Trump wears jacket that reads ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ before visiting immigrant kids in Texas

21.06.2018 20:07

The first lady has come under fire for wearing an offensive jacket to visit immigrant children detained at the border.

From: globalnews.ca

Ted Cruz to Jimmy Kimmel, 'Glad I Sent You Home With a Loss!'

21.06.2018 18:10

Ted Cruz says he's still fired up about beating Jimmy Kimmel in their 1-on-1 basketball game over the weekend ... especially after all that trash Jimmy talked before, during and after the game! "Jimmy is very good at smack talk," Cruz tells TMZ...

From: www.tmz.com

The reviews are in for the Amazon Fire Cube -- don't be a square (The 3:59, Ep. 418)

21.06.2018 18:09

We got a look at Amazon's new TV product, Google made privacy easier to find, you could pay more taxes when shopping online now, and Intel's CEO steps down.

From: www.cnet.com

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