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Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

Science
Britain has broken its record for the longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal.National Grid said that the coal-free period lasted more than 90 hours before coming to an end on Monday afternoon.It is the longest period since the industrial revolution and breaks the previous record set in April 2018 of 76 hours and 10 minutes.The government plans to phase out Britain's last coal power plants by 2025 to cut greenhouse gases.Duncan Burt, director of operations at National Grid, told BBC Radio 5 Live it was "a really big deal". Record Easter temperatures in three nations Britain lasts three days without coal "It's all about the sunny weather we've been seeing, so energy demand is low. There has been lots o...
'Aquaman' tops the North American box office for a 3rd weekend

'Aquaman' tops the North American box office for a 3rd weekend

Entertainment
Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Jason Momoa's superhero adventure Aquaman is the No. 1 movie in North America for a third, consecutive weekend, earning an additional $ 30.7 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. Coming in at No. 2 is Escape Room with $ 18 million, followed by Mary Poppins Returns at No. 3 with $ 15.8 million, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at No. 4 with $ 13 million and Bumblebee at No. 5 with $ 12.8 million. Rounding out the top tier are The Mule at No. 6 with $ 9 million, Vice at No. 7 with $ 5.8 million, Second Act at No. 8 with $ 4.9 million, Ralph Breaks the Internet at No. 9 with $ 4.7 million and Holmes and Watson at No. 10 with $ 3.4 million. [embedded content] Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Shoppers shun high street on peak Xmas weekend

Shoppers shun high street on peak Xmas weekend

Business
Shoppers have stayed away from the high street on what is usually a peak trading weekend before Christmas. Footfall for Saturday across already struggling high streets throughout the UK plummeted more than 9% compared with the same time last year.Freezing temperatures and the relentless popularity of shopping online are behind the terrible numbers, say experts.Shopping centres and retail parks, combined with high streets, saw footfall down 7.3% up to 3pm on Saturday, retail intelligence experts Springboard said.Diane Wehrle, Springboard's marketing and insights director, said Storm Deirdre's arrival would have deterred even the most loyal high street consumer from venturing out.She said: "If people are presented with really terrible weather they then have the choice to shop...
Woodward at Saratoga, big 2-year-old races highlight weekend Thoroughbred action

Woodward at Saratoga, big 2-year-old races highlight weekend Thoroughbred action

Sports
The Woodward, the Super Derby and top quality 2-year-old events on both turf and dirt highlight the Labor Day weekend Thoroughbred racing schedule. Kentucky Downs opens its all-too-brief meeting over the undulating, European-style grass course on the old Dueling Grounds site. Still more high-end turf races are carded at Del Mar, Saratoga and Monmouth Park. Things largely are quiet on the international front -- except in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club this week formally opened its plush and massive Conghua Training Center on the Mainland -- a project that holds major implications for the HKJC itself and, perhaps, for racing in China. The formal opening took place Wednesday, just four days before Sunday's start of the 2018-19 racing season at Sha Tin. Sunday also finds one of Europe's...
7 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Perfect for Labor Day Weekend

7 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Perfect for Labor Day Weekend

Health
Preparation: 50 minutesServes 4 For the Fennel, Mint, and Caraway Tzatziki: ​​​​​​​9 oz. plain Greek yogurt Small bunch of mint, leaves picked and coarsely torn, plus extra to garnish 1 cucumber, de-seeded and finely chopped 1 tsp. fennel seeds, lightly toasted 1 tsp. caraway seeds, lightly toasted ½ tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil For the Jeweled Pilaf Cups: ...