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Lyrid meteor shower to peak over the weekend

Lyrid meteor shower to peak over the weekend

Science
April 20 (UPI) -- The second major meteor shower of 2018 is set to peak this weekend. The Lyrids will deliver roughly 20 streaking meteors per hour during its peak.Saturday night will offer sky-watchers the best chance to take in the shooting stars, but Friday and Sunday nights will host a handful of meteors, too."The shower will be best viewed after midnight when the radiant is highest in the sky," according to Dave Samuhel, an astronomy blogger for AccuWeather.The shower is named for the Lyra constellation, from which the shooting stars appear to originate in the sky. Streaking meteors will appear across much of the sky, however.After the moon sinks behind the horizon, Sunday's early morning hours will offer the best viewing conditions.The Lyrid meteor shower is caused by the intersectio...
Rhian Sudden's fiancé calls in the police as exposing nude shower snaps circulate

Rhian Sudden's fiancé calls in the police as exposing nude shower snaps circulate

Entertainment
INSTAGRAMSTUNNER: Rhian Sugden is one of the nation's best-loved Page 3 babesNow her fiancé Oliver Mellor has been forced to call the police after being snapped naked in a gym shower.The actor, who previously was in Coronation Street, has spoken of his horror after discovering the images are being circulated via messaging app WhatsApp."I’m disgus­ted. It’s a total invasion of privacy. Hopefully the police make an arrest," the 37-year-old examined."It’s very unnerving to think I can’t have a shower or get changed without some creep taking secret pics of me when I am naked."INSTAGRAMLOVED UP: Oliver Mellor and Rhian SugdenEmojis instead of underwear We take a look at the celebrities who have just protected their modesty by placing a cheeky emoji. Beth Morgan/Instagram Co
Geminid meteor shower could be the year's best, scientists say

Geminid meteor shower could be the year's best, scientists say

Technology
Skywatchers are in for a dazzling show tonight. The annual Geminid meteor shower that will streak across the night sky will be one of the best of the year, scientists say. The Geminid meteors are expected to peak overnight. With good weather conditions, the cosmic display can be seen between 7:30 p.m. and dawn local time. The largest number of meteors will be visible between midnight and 4 a.m. local time, according to NASA. "With August's Perseids obscured by bright moonlight, the Geminids will be the best shower this year," said Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "The thin, waning crescent Moon won't spoil the show." Considered one of the year's most reliable meteor showers, the Geminids occur every December when Earth passes through a vast trail of dusty debris she...
I'm A Celeb 2017: Blonde bombshell set to bring sexiest shower scenes

I'm A Celeb 2017: Blonde bombshell set to bring sexiest shower scenes

Entertainment
There have been months of speculation over the official I'm A Celeb line up, and now the contestants' names are finally being revealed.The cat is now out of the bag, as Made In Chelsea bombshell Georgia Toffolo has been confirmed to be taking part in I'm A Celebrity 2017.**I'M A CELEB 2017: SOAP BADDIE JOINS LINE UP**Toff's co-star Sam Thompson let the news slip on Twitter, telling his 159,000 followers that one of his "best mates" will "smash it".Dismissing rumours that he will be entering the jungle, the former Celebrity Big Brother lad wrote: "Just want to clear something up as everyones asking. I'm not going into the jungle."Insta babe Georgia Toffolo Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo hottest social media pics.Instagram Georgia Toffolo's hottest pictures ...
Banks shower offers on retail borrowers as corporate demand plummets

Banks shower offers on retail borrowers as corporate demand plummets

Finance
MUMBAI: Monsoon may have gone, but it is raining offers from banks for retail borrowers. The record low corporate demand is forcing banks to dole out offers this festive season to attract home to automobile to iPhone buyers. From EMI waivers to home loan cash backs, interest rate cuts and waiver of processing fees, banks are trying every trick in the book to pump up retail growth. Retail loan growth stood at 15 per cent year on year in July against 18.8 per cent a year earlier, according to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Within that, housing loan growth also slowed to 10.5 per cent from 17.2 per cent. State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda (BoB) and Andhra Bank have lowered their base rate just a week ahead of RBI monetary policy announcement, extending benefits to their...