first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, June 14, 2018 – A series of quirky videos and social media savvy helped Josée Caron and Lucy Nilesclinch the top spot in the 13th annual English SOCAN Songwriting Prize presented by YouTube Music. “Play The Field” was written by the Atlantic Canada natives and is performed by the band they co-front, Partner. The SOCAN Songwriting Prize is one of few competitions in Canada that award excellence in songwriting. Ten outstanding songs created by emerging songwriters over the past year are nominated by a panel of 15 esteemed music industry experts. The general public is then invited to vote daily for their favourite to determine the winner. SOCAN plays no role in determining the nominees or winners outside of ensuring they are members of SOCAN. A mirroring competition for songs in French, the Prix de la chanson SOCAN, is conducted separately.“Congratulations to Josée Caron and Lucy Niles on winning the 2018 SOCAN Songwriting Prize. In a competition that celebrates songwriting there was no shortage of great songs this year and winning was no easy feat,” said Michael McCarty, Chief Membership & Business Development Officer at SOCAN.  “The diversity in genres, gender, and cultural influences truly showcased the breadth of not only our talent but the unique stories that Canadian songwriters have to tell. “Play The Field” is a force and we wish Josée and Lucy continued success in the early days of what is sure to be a long and successful music career.”Caron and Niles added, “‘Play the Field’ is one of our most personal songs, about an innocent time in a young person’s life. Writing it was an exciting experience. Josée made a funny demo and Lucy wrote her verse while working at Tim’s. We would like to thank all the music lovers and supporters for the huge opportunity and compliment. It is an honour to be nominated alongside so many talented songwriters.”The winner of the Prix de la chanson SOCAN is “56k” written by Simon Trudeau Cliche, Jeff Martinez, Marc Vincent; performed by LOUD and published by Productions Silence D’Or.The other nine songs nominated in the English category were:“Dreams Tonite” – written by Alec O’Hanley, Molly Rankin; performed by Alvvays; published by Rough Trade Publishing Canada.“Money” – written by Leandra Earl, Eliza Enman-McDaniel, Jordan Miller, Kylie Miller, Garrett Lee; performed by The Beaches; published by Done with Dolls Inc., Besme, administered by Kobalt Music Group Ltd.“Main Girl” – written by Charlotte Cardin; performed by Charlotte Cardin; published by Red Brick c/o Corico Arts.“Cotton Candy” – written by Jessie Reyez; performed by Jessie Reyez; published by BMG Rights Management Canada.“Chills” – written by James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods; performed by James Barker Band; published by Warner Chappell Music Canada, Ole Media Management LP II.“Walkaway” – written by Jasmyn Burke, Morgan Waters; performed by Weaves.“Magic”– written by Eoin Killeen, Timothy Law, Patrisha Sanna Campbell; performed by Birthday Boy and Trish.“Healers” – written by Benjamin McCarthy, Iskwé, Ryan Somerville; performed by Iskwé.“Lingua Franca” – written by Neil Bednis, Christopher Laurignano, Fraser McClean, Melanie St. Pierre; performed by Casper Skulls.The 2017 winner of the SOCAN Songwriting Prize was PUP for “DVP” written by band members Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumak, Zachary Mykula, and Steven Sladkowski. Additional winners are available to view on the SOCAN Songwriting Prize website.About SOCANSOCAN connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. More than 150,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of music rights, with wholly-owned companies Audiam and MediaNet, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music has value and music creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Variety and balance were evident in the 2018 competition in which women dominated, several genres were represented and, for the first time, a country song landed in the top 10. Music fans made their voices heard as they voted for their favourite songs among the finalists, and in the end, Partner would prevail receiving the $10,000 cash prize, a  Yamaha PSR-S970 Keyboard, and a  $500 gift card from Long & McQuade.“We are so thrilled and honoured to be the recipients of the SOCAN Songwriting Prize,” said Caron and Niles. “Songwriting is one of our all-time greatest joys, and to be recognized by fellow music lovers in this capacity is a dream come true.”last_img read more

Price of a home up 108 per cent from year ago in

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s residential real estate market saw strong but slowing year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a report by Royal LePage.The real estate company said that based on data in 53 markets, the price of a home in Canada increased 10.8 per cent year-over-year to $626,042 in the quarter.Broken down by housing type, Royal LePage said the median price of a two-storey home rose 11.1 per cent year-over-year to $741,924, and the median price of a bungalow climbed 7.1 per cent to $522,963.But the company said in its report released Wednesday that the median price of a condo grew faster than any other housing type studied, rising 14.3 per cent to $420,823 on a year-over-year basis due to gains in many of the largest markets.In the Greater Toronto Area, the median price of a condo grew 19.5 per cent year-over-year to $476,421, while in the City of Toronto, the cost of a condo rose 19.6 per cent to $515,578.In Greater Vancouver, condominiums followed a similar pattern during the quarter, rising 20.2 per cent to $651,885, while the median price of a condo unit in the City of Vancouver rose 18.7 per cent to $775,806.In a separate report that examined luxury home sales, Sotheby’s International Realty said sales in the Greater Toronto Area of homes over $1 million in 2017 slowed in the second half of the year following a move by the Ontario government to cool the market.Sales of homes over $1 million in the GTA in the second half of the year were down 56 per cent compared with the first six months of 2017 and down 33 per cent compared with the second half of 2016.However, sales of homes over $1 million in the region for all of 2017 were up five per cent compared with 2016 due to the hot start to the year and strong condo sales. Sales of condos over $1 million in Canada’s largest city climbed 59 per cent compared with 2016, while sales of those over $4 million rose 82 per cent.Sotheby’s CEO Brad Henderson said the condo market’s strength is persisting because there’s a “scarce” number of affordable, family homes in the city and surrounding regions, and increasing numbers of empty-nesters looking to move closer to their kids downtown.“The condo market will continue to be a strong and resilient class of real estate,” Henderson said.“It is a much more affordable opportunity, even in the luxury level, and there is considerable demand.”Calgary saw overall home sales over $1 million increase 11 per cent year-over-year, while sales in the $1 million-plus real estate market increased 20 per cent in Montreal.Meanwhile, Sotheby’s said sales of homes over $1 million in Vancouver fell five per cent compared with 2016, while those over $4 million fell by 33 per cent.Royal LePage said the GTA showed signs of slowing as 2017 drew to a close, notably in the single-family detached segment.In the fourth quarter, the median price of a two-storey home and bungalow in Toronto and surrounding area fell by 2.0 and 2.4 per cent respectively on a quarter-over-quarter basis.The company says condos were the only segment to appreciate on a quarter-over-quarter basis among all housing types, rising 1.1 per cent in the final three months of the year.At the same time, the price of two-storey homes and bungalows fell 0.3 and 0.2 per cent quarter-over-quarter, respectively.“To prospective homeowners in our largest cities, condominiums represent the last bastion of affordability,” said Royal LePage president and CEO Phil Soper.“This is especially true for first-time buyers whose purchasing power has been reduced by tightening mortgage regulations.”last_img read more

UN supports training for DR Congo police ahead of elections

20 October 2011More than 700 police officers are being trained by the United Nations and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to provide better policing in the country’s province of South Kivu during next month’s elections. According to a news release issued today by the UN peacekeeping force in the DRC (MONUSCO), training started earlier this week for police officers at the Lake Tanganyika district and will continue for three weeks, ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections slated for 27 November.Officers will receive joint training by UN Police (UNP) in South Kivu and the Congolese National Police Force (PNC) on the maintenance and restoration of law and public order as well as on technical and professional interventions.The training will be both theoretical and practical, and will include hands-on training on crowd and public protest management techniques.The initiative is part of an ongoing UN mandate to provide stability to the country and support for the restoration of the Government. Since 1999, the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC – with some 19,000 uniformed personnel currently on the ground – has overseen the vast country’s emergence from years of civil war and factional chaos, culminating most notably in 2006 with the first democratic elections in over four decades. But fighting has continued sporadically in the east, where the bulk of UN forces are deployed. read more

Mahinda questions decision to give 15000 acres to China

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has questioned the decision taken by the Government to give 15,000 acres of land to China for investment purposes.Speaking in Parliament today, the former President said that the land belongs to Sri Lanka and should be given to Sri Lankan investors. He said that foreign investors have land in their country to invest and they will never sell it to Sri Lanka so selling Sri Lankan land to a foreign investor is not favourable to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)


For more information on the steps the automotive sector has made in reducing its environmental impact, please download the Tenth Annual Sustainability Report. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) SMMT is exhibiting at Sustainabilitylive!, 20 – 22 April 2010 at the NEC Birmingham, highlighting the automotive industry’s work over the past decade to lower carbon emissions, from production to the tailpipe.The event, hosted by Environmental Technology, will feature a dedicated green transport area incorporating exhibitors and seminar sessions in partnership with the LowCVP showcasing the latest in green transport. The UK boasts some of the cleanest and most efficient automotive production plants in Europe which, over the last decade, have cut:CO2 emissions per vehicle by 40.9%.Water use per vehicle by 45.3% – 40% better than the European average.Waste to landfill per vehicle by 70.5%.Energy use per vehicle by 24.2% – 12% lower than the European average.As production facilities improve, UK manufacturing plants, building more than 1.5 million cars and commercial vehicles and three million engines as well as the components within them, have reduced their energy consumption per vehicle, leading the way in renewable energy use. Manufacturers adhere to two energy efficiency regimes, EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and the Climate Change Levy (CCL), to be followed by the Carbon Reduction Commitment, coming into force this year. read more

Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senators council expenses

first_imgIRELAND’S ETHICS WATCHDOG is to hold public hearings next month into allegations over expenses claimed by a member of the Seanad while he was a county councillor.The hearings into the claims of Fianna Fáil’s Brían Ó Domhnaill will be held at the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) premises on Leeson Street in Dublin next month.The claims relate to travel and subsistence expenses paid to Ó Domhnaill in 2006 and 2007, before he was appointed to the Seanad by then-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.Ó Domhnaill has denied any wrongdoing, and a previous internal Fianna Fáil inquiry found no basis for the allegations.The senator, who contested both the 2010 by-election and 2011 general election in Donegal South-West, has previously told he is “on dry ground in this matter”.SIPO’s investigation follow anonymous allegations made to Donegal County Council last year, which were later passed on to SIPO.The ethics watchdog appointed an inquiry officer to investigate the allegations last year, and will now hold a public hearing on Monday 10 June.Read: 239 politicians disclose total of €3,800 donations in 2012last_img read more

Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia Players will be able to use Stadia across a variety of platforms such as laptops, TVs and mobile phones. Short URL Google Stadia’s controller Google Stadia’s controller 32 Comments GOOGLE HAS TODAY unveiled a video game streaming platform called Stadia.The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud. It will allow players to use Stadia across devices operating on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as TVs, laptops, tablets or mobile phones.Google said its aim is to make players favourite games available in resolutions up to 4K and 60 frames per second with HDR and surround sound. The platform will be launched later this year in countries including the UK, US and much of Europe. No exact release date has been confirmed.Google has also unveiled a new controller that can be used to play cloud-based individual or multiplayer games.The WiFi-enabled controller has a button that lets players launch a microphone and use Google Assistant to ask questions about the games being played. Another button lets users share gameplay directly to Google’s video streaming service, YouTube. Share20 Tweet Email2 center_img 20,469 Views Tuesday 19 Mar 2019, 10:37 PM Mar 19th 2019, 10:38 PM Source: Stadia/YouTube“Using Google’s vast experience, reach and decades of investment, we’re making Stadia a powerful gaming platform for players, developers and YouTube content creators of all sizes,” Google said in a statement. “We’re building a playground for every imagination.” Google has said it provided the platform technology to more than 100 game developers. Ubisoft, the French game studio known for Assassin’s Creed and other titles, said it would be working with Google.“The power and accessibility of streaming will give billions unprecedented opportunities to play video games in the future,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said. The move comes as video games are following television and music into the cloud, with console-quality play on its way to being a streaming service as easy to access as Netflix or Spotify.Includes reporting by Associated Press and – © AFP, 2019 By Hayley Halpin last_img read more

Walmart to Raise Salaries as New Minimum Wage Hike Law Hits 21

first_imgWalmart Stores Inc, the American retail chain, will have to adjust base salaries of employees working at its more than 1,400 stores across 21 states in America as a new minimum wage hike law is set to go into effect in January 2015.An internal memo sent to store managers of several Walmart outlets showed that there will be a change in pay structure and the minimum premium payable over low grade jobs will be equalized for both high and low end job holders at the stores, Reuters reports.Walmart is also set to combine its lowest three pay grades including cashiers, cart pushers and maintenance workers into one base rate.”Essentially that wage compression at the upper level of the hourly associate is going to help absorb that cost of the wage increase at the lower level,” a manager told Reuters requesting for anonymity.Walmart is reportedly working towards ensuring that “stores in the 21 states comply with the law,” Brooke Buchanan, a spokeswoman for the retail chain told the agency.Walmart has been embroiled in a wage and employee-treatment controversy for a long time.Employees feel overworked, disrespected and underpaid at Walmart and even though the retailer makes more than $16 billion every year, employees are averagely paid less than $25,000 a year, some authorities said. They have also accused the retailer of subduing employees who rightfully speak up for their rights.Last year, CEO Doug McMillan told reporters that less than 6,000 employees at Walmart were paid below the national minimum wage limit of $7.25 an hour. Since then, several states have lifted the bar to $10 an hour and now, the retail chain has to make the changes.The company said that improving health cover schemes and wages had increased operating costs by 3.5 percent in the latest quarter. Experts say it is tough to calculate the cost effect of the minimum wage-hike on Walmart’s balance sheet.last_img read more

The New Face of Coppin

first_imgDr. Maria ThompsonFresh-faced and energetic, Dr. Maria Thompson smiled at the ballooning crowd of staff and faculty members crammed inside Coppin State University’s meeting hall to greet her on May 22. Immediately, she expressed her excitement. “I want to thank all of you for the well-wishes,” she said. “Many came from people I do not know.”Dr. Thompson, 53, begins her tenure as the university’s first female president on July 1. She has spent the past four years as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta, but in a phone interview with the AFRO, Dr. Thompson said it was her undergraduate experience at Tennessee State University that drew her to Coppin.“The fact that I am a product of a similar institution – an urban HBCU – Tennessee State University,” she said, “not only am I a product, I’m a legacy product because my parents went to Tennessee State University, my grandmother attended Tennessee State University, I have a niece now – my brother’s child – who is attending Tennessee State University, so I just know from a firsthand experience the transformational power of an urban public HBCU.”At the Coppin meet-and-greet, Dr. Thompson did not take questions from staff and faculty. In the AFRO phone interview, she explained that she “listens more than she talks,” and she will hear from campus leaders and the chancellor before developing specific strategies to tackle the university’s struggles with declining enrollment and low graduation rates.“The fact that the institution has been around for so long speaks to the foundational strength of Coppin State University despite the fact that there may be some challenges that have to be faced,” she said. “An institution can’t exist since 1900 and not have some innate strength. So whatever those strengths are and whatever the aspirations and dreams of the students and faculty are, those are the things we are going to build on.”Dr. Thompson is credited with restructuring SUNY Oneonta’s academic affairs office and executing a plan at Tennessee State that increased externally funded projects to more than $45 million through grants and contracts. She spent 13 years leading research and sponsored programs at TSU.She said her work at both universities helped her develop a balanced leadership style because she gained experience working internally with faculty and students and externally with university stakeholders.The college administrator completed leadership programs led by Harvard, the American Council on Education, and the American Academic Leadership Institute. In addition to her baccalaureate degree from TSU, she earned a master’s from The Ohio State University and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee in textile science and textile economics.When asked about recent police brutality protests in Coppin’s backyard last month, Dr. Thompson said “focusing on an excellent educational experience for individuals is the only way to make any kind of lasting change . . . because ultimately education transforms individuals, individuals transform families, families transform communities, communities transform cities, and cities transform nations.”Dr. Thompson will replace interim president Dr. Mortimer H. Neufville, who was appointed to a two-year term by the USM Board of Regents in 2013 following the faculty vote-of-no-confidence and resignation of former president Dr. Reginald S. Avery.“For many, Coppin is a second chance, but I want Coppin to be a first chance institution,” Dr. Neufville said at the Coppin event after thanking the administration for support. He urged the Coppin community to extend that support to Dr. Thompson.Faculty and staff members who attended the meet-and-greet appeared optimistic about the school’s new leader. “The insurgence of a young female president may be what we need to move forward,” said Gillian Hallmen, Coppin’s assistant registrar. “It’s a very challenging time because of our enrollment rates coupled with graduation rates that have been steadily declining, but I think her presence will have a metamorphosis on critical issues here.”Dr. Nicholas Eugene, a math professor, called Dr. Thompson “young and hungry.”“When you have young persons, they have something to prove so they can move on to the next job, and to me that is important when compared to the past two presidents,” he explained. “To move the university forward, you need someone who can accomplish things . . . we don’t need someone to manage, we need someone to make a cultural change.”On May 15 and 16, Coppin graduated roughly 600 students and spring classes have ended, but Coppin senior Grace Kelly Anoma was eager to return to campus and meet the new president.“I’m really excited,” Kelly said. “She is coming in with fresh eyes. She is vibrant. So, I’m really behind her. And I believe she is the first female president. Yes, girl power! Instagram was blowing up when we heard about that.”Mr. Coppin winner Brandon Jacobs was equally supportive, saying Dr. Thompson’s credentials speak for themselves.The newly-minted leader says for now, her immediate focus is relocating and immersing herself in the Baltimore community, including finding a place to practice her hobbies. “I love yoga, gardening, cooking, and singing,” she said.She again stressed her enthusiasm about leading Coppin. “It doesn’t seem like a job,” she said. “It’s going to be joy.”last_img read more

Its publicity mongering Mamata on Modis Mission Shakti announcement

first_imgKolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of India’s anti-satellite missile capability on Wednesday was “limitless drama and publicity mongering”, amounting to “gross violation” of the model code of conduct, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. The PM made the announcement ahead of the Lok Sabha polls to “reap political benefits”, Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, said. “There is no great urgency in conducting and announcing the mission now by a government past its expiry date. It seems a desperate oxygen to save the imminent sinking of the BJP boat. We are lodging a complaint with the Election Commission,” she said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Addressing the nation on the demonstration of India’s anti-satellite missile capability, the prime minister said India had joined an exclusive club of space super powers by shooting down a live satellite, describing it as a rare achievement. “Today’s announcement is yet another limitless drama and publicity mongering by Modi desperately trying to reap political benefits at the time of election. This is a gross violation of Model Code of Conduct,” Banerjee tweeted. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Pointing out that research, space management and development “are continuous processes”, Banerjee said, “Modi, as usual, likes to take the credit for everything.” “Credit to those who really deserve it, our scientists & researchers,” she added. “India’s Mission Programme is world-class for many many years. We are always proud of our scientists, @DRDO_India, other research & space organisations,” she tweeted. The TMC had earlier criticised the prime minister for trying to “take the credit” of the achievement of space scientists in shooting down a live satellite. The party said this would not have any impact on the poll prospects of the BJP in the upcoming elections. “Narendra Modi should stop taking credit for the achievement or job done by others. Shooting down a satellite is the credit of our scientists. The Modi government in the last five years has failed to provide any relief to the people of the country,” senior TMC leader and West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim said. “So ahead of the elections, the BJP and Modi should stop these tricks to fool the masses. It won’t have any impact on the poll prospects of the BJP in the upcoming elections,” Hakim said. Modi said the action was not directed against any country and the satellite was a pre-determined target orbiting at an altitude of 300 km.last_img read more

Education Department cherishes Heritage Day

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img The Department of Education celebrated Heritage Day today (September 23) at their head office in Murchison Street.Dressed in cultural clothing and dancing to traditional music, the staff gathered together to enjoy a wonderful celebration.“What we are doing here is very important. Not only should Heritage Day be celebrated on the specific day, it is something that should be commemorated throughout the year,” said employee Kay Kay Mkhize.Wearing her Sesotho attire, Department of Education Acting District Director Mapaseka Mokeona stressed the importance of learning about different cultures, which this occasion promotes.last_img read more

NASA discovers Earthlike planet orbiting cousin of Sun

first_imgRelated posts:US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine Gravitational waves: Are scientists about to open a new window on the universe? Crowdfunding campaign to orbit Costa Rica’s first satellite surpasses goal MIAMI – Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA said Thursday.Not only is this planet squarely in the Goldilocks zone — where life could exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water — its star looks like an older cousin of our Sun, the U.S. space agency said.That means the planet, which is 1,400 light-years away, could offer a glimpse into the Earth’s apocalyptic future, scientists said.Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the U.S. space agency’s Kepler Space Telescope, which has been hunting for other worlds like ours since 2009.“Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our Sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older,” NASA said in a statement.Its star is four percent more massive than the Sun and 10 percent brighter.If the planet is rocky, and scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b’s lakes and oceans.“If Kepler 452b is indeed a rocky planet, its location vis-a-vis its star could mean that it is just entering a runaway greenhouse phase of its climate history,” said Doug Caldwell, a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute scientist working on the Kepler mission.“The increasing energy from its aging sun might be heating the surface and evaporating any oceans. The water vapor would be lost from the planet forever,” he added.“Kepler 452b could be experiencing now what the Earth will undergo more than a billion years from now, as the Sun ages and grows brighter.” Planetary catalog The Kepler mission launched in 2009 to search for exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system, particularly those about the size of Earth or smaller.“Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are on the cusp of finding something people have dreamed about for thousands of years — another Earth,” NASA said in a statement.On Thursday, NASA released the latest catalog of exoplanet candidates, adding more than 500 new possible planets to the 4,175 already found by the space-based telescope.“This catalog contains our first analysis of all Kepler data, as well as an automated assessment of these results,” said SETI Institute scientist Jeffrey Coughlin.The new catalog includes 12 candidates that are less than twice the diameter of Earth and which are orbiting in the habitable zones of their stars.Of those 12 new candidates, Kepler 452b “is the first to be confirmed as a planet,” NASA said.Kepler identifies possible planets by watching for dips in the brightness of stars, which could be caused by a planet passing between the star and the telescope.Other scientific tools are needed to judge whether the planet is gassy or rocky.The Kepler mission has cost NASA about $600 million, and the US space agency said in 2013 that two of its orientation wheels had lost function, leaving the space telescope beyond repair.But scientists have years to pore over the data it has returned in order to narrow the search for Earth-like worlds. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Related Bargains of the week Berlin Asturias

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Speaking on welfare of minorities in the legislative Assembly, will also raise its proposal to hike reservations to backward sections among Muslims in Parliament and could also approach Supreme Court on the matter.

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