Residents return home as Athens firefighters bring blaze under control

Jun 6, 2022

A total of 283 firefighters in 65 vehicles, with the help of groups of bystanders, had battled overnight to bring the fire under control. Residents of a southern suburb of Athens returned to their homes on Sunday after firefighters managed to bring under control a wildfire that had forced them to evacuate the day before, the emergency services said. "At this point, the fire has been demarcated, the residents are back in their houses," deputy civil protection minister, Evangelos Tou ...read more

China sends three astronauts to finish building their space station by end of the year

Jun 6, 2022

China has launched three astronauts to its uncompleted space station for six months of construction work. The crew are Chen Dong, Can Xuzhe, and Liu Yang - who was the first Chinese woman in space after a previous mission in 2012. They will work to complete the Tiangong space station by the end of this year, installing two lab modules at opposite sides of the outpost, giving it a T-shape. Assembly of the orbiting space station, which will be roughly a fifth of the size of the ISS, began last Ap ...read more

Ex- Lamido’s Commissioner, others pick Jigawa NNPP senatorial tickets

Jun 6, 2022

Former Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural resources in Jigawa State, Rabiu Isah Taura has picked the senatorial ticket for New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, in the Jigawa North-West zone. Taura won the party’s senatorial ticket unopposed at the primary election held in Gumel town. He is the North-West zonal chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP and had held the position in PDP before his move to NNPP. For the Jigawa North-East senatorial district, Governor Muhammad Badaru ...read more

France puts 18 on trial over alleged involvement in vast horsemeat scandal

Jun 6, 2022

When Aline Oudin was forced to find a new home for her beloved 28-year-old chestnut horse Ténor du Pluvinage, she placed an advert asking if anyone could offer him a new field to see out his final days. A man in his 60s responded saying he was looking for a calm companion for the young mare he had bought his daughter, so Oudin let him take the horse away with the promise she could visit him regularly. “Everything happened very quickly. I didn’t have time to think. The gentleman liked Tén ...read more

Iran tourism: Beautiful palm groves of Qasreshirin

Jun 6, 2022

The most important dates that grow in Qasreshirin’s palm groves are: Zahedi, Arzagh, Khazravi, Jafari and Ashrasi. The most famous date of Qasreshirin is Ashrasi though. The area is the only latitude in Iran where this type of date is harvested. The city of Qasreshirin is located 166 kilometers west of the city of Kermanshah and is 400 meters above the sea level. Qasreshirin is one of the most important western gates of Iran and it always hosts guests from across the country. The city is loca ...read more

Conservative Group Launches “Hide the Pride” to Remove Books From Library Pride Displays

Jun 6, 2022

CatholicVote, which calls itself “America’s top Catholic advocacy organization,” has launched a “parent-led movement” called Hide the Pride to “empty libraries of LGBTQ content aimed at kids.” It encourages members of the public to first collect signatures protesting library Pride displays containing children’s books, then to check out all of the books on display. They recommend bringing a friend to have multiple library cards at the ready. After the titles are checked out, they ...read more

Music and Drama Theater Performs Musical at Mongolian Festival

Jun 6, 2022

Purevsuren Lhagvajav, a member of Umnugovi province’s Music and Drama Theater, performs in the musical “Blue Sun” during a rehearsal for the Saint Muse International Theater Festival in Umnugovi province, Mongolia. Purevsuren Lhagvajav, a member of Umnugovi province’s Music and Drama Theater, performs in the musical “Blue Sun” during a rehearsal for the Saint Muse International Theater Festival in Umnugovi province, Mongolia. Purevsuren Lhagvajav, a member of Umnugo ...read more

UPDATE — Enzo Biochem to Report Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Business Update on Thursday, June 9th

Jun 6, 2022

Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for June 10, 2022, 8:30 am ET NEW YORK, NY, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ), a leading biosciences and diagnostics company, announced today that it will report third quarter 2022 financial results on Thursday, June 9, 2022, after the market close. The announcement will be followed by a live audio webcast and conference call on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 8:30 am Eastern Time. Please see additional details below: Friday, Ju ...read more

NASA Turns to Private Sector for New Spacesuits for Exploring the Surface of the Moon

Jun 6, 2022

An artist’s illustration of two suited crew members working on the lunar surface. The one in the foreground lifts a rock to examine it while the other photographs the collection site in the background. Credit: NASA NASA selects Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace for next-generation spacesuit and spacewalk systems. Axiom Space is an American privately funded space infrastructure developer headquartered in Houston, Texas, that has been in the news a lot recently because of their Axi ...read more

Sustainable fashion: How to cut the environmental cost of your clothes

Jun 6, 2022

From renting clothes to ditching the tumble drier, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the environmental price tag of your wardrobe Environment 1 June 2022 By Graham Lawton We can all take steps to cut the environmental impact of our clothing Oreolife/Alamy If your wardrobe contains items of clothing you bought on the high street for relatively low cost, you are a participant in the fast-fashion industry. But don’t feel too guilty. Everybody needs clothes and ...read more

Ondo Attack: Ekiti govt beg residents to report suspicious movements, emphasise vigilance

Jun 6, 2022

The Ekiti State Government has assured residents of the state of safety following the terror attack in Owo, Ondo State where innocent worshipers were killed during a holy Mass on Pentecost Sunday. The State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr. Akin Omole in a statement in Ado Ekiti, said the state government would continue to effectively deploy all available security apparatus and work with relevant security agencies to guarantee a safe environment for the people. Urging th ...read more

Lou Reed’s earliest Velvet Underground demos unearthed for reissue

Jun 6, 2022

Lou Reed’s earliest versions of some of the Velvet Underground’s greatest songs, including I’m Waiting for the Man and Heroin, have been unearthed and will be released in August. The US record label Light in the Attic, in partnership with Reed’s widow Laurie Anderson, will release Words Music, May 1965 as the first album in a new archival series. It features demos of songs that Reed recorded with future Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale, and mailed to himself in a notarised package ...read more

Boris Johnson no-confidence vote: prime minister addresses Tory MPs ahead of crucial ballot – live

Jun 6, 2022

Johnson claims no-confidence vote offers Tories 'golden chance' to move on from Partygate In a letter to Conservative MPs Boris Johnson claims he has shown that he can be “trusted to deliver bold and innovative solutions to difficult and longstanding problems”. He accepts that some of the criticism of him over Partygate was fair. But he says he has responded to that, and he claims that the party now has a “golden chance” to put the issue behind it. I know that over recent mo ...read more