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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...
Every Premier League club's star player from the weekend, according to WhoScored.com stats

Every Premier League club's star player from the weekend, according to WhoScored.com stats

Sports
Monday, April 16, 2018Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the 2017/18 season on Sunday.City have been far and away the best team in the top-flight this term and their title triumph was sealed with five games to spare thanks to Manchester United's shock defeat at home to West Brom.At the other end of the table, there were crucial wins for Crystal Palace and Huddersfield, while Southampton threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at home to Chelsea, leaving Mark Hughes' side with a mountain to climb in their bid to beat relegation.But who were the best performers over the weekend?Click the right arrow, above, to see every club's best performing player from their weekend fixture, based on their WhoScored.com statistical rating...Players must have been on the pitch for 60 m...
Arkansas, Lexington highlight weekend trots

Arkansas, Lexington highlight weekend trots

Sports
Saturday's Arkansas Derby pretty much wraps up the preliminaries for this year's Kentucky Derby and also serves as the anchor for a lovely weekend of top-level racing in Hot Springs.Keeneland hosts the Lexington Stakes for 3-year-olds -- a race that ranks lower on the Churchill Downs list of Derby qualifiers but also fits nicely amid three other weekend graded stakes on a program of "racing as it was meant to be."With just three weeks to go before this year's Kentucky Derby, Sunland Park on Sunday hosts the Copper Top Futurity -- for 2-year-olds technically eligible for the 2019 Run for the Roses. The 4 1/2-furlongs dash is for New Mexico-breds.Unique Bella, Lady Aurelia and Accelerate are scheduled to return to action.On the international front, Happy Clapper is set to try again against W...
Shoppers stay indoors over wet weekend

Shoppers stay indoors over wet weekend

Business
Fewer people went shopping this Easter weekend as bad weather lowered turnout.Total shop visits were down by 2.4% between Friday and Easter Sunday compared with last year, according to research group Springboard.This was largely due to a sharp fall in High Street visits - although footfall at shopping centres and retail parks was up. It comes amid a shopping slowdown which has seen a host of high street brands announce store closures or go bust.Springboard said High Street footfall fell by 9.6% on Good Friday year-on-year, and by 6.9% on Easter Saturday, as people avoided the wet weather. Easter has traditionally been a good time for retailers as the improving weather and four day holiday encourage people to spend. Six reasons behind the High Street crisisAll Toys R Us stores to closeFoot...
What is on talkSPORT this weekend – live coverage of FA Cup quarter-finals, Liverpool v Watford and LaLiga

What is on talkSPORT this weekend – live coverage of FA Cup quarter-finals, Liverpool v Watford and LaLiga

Sports
It's set to be another huge weekend in the world of football - and talkSPORT will be right across it.We have 11 live commentaries over the next two days, starting with the FA Cup quarter-final clash with Swansea and Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime.We will also bring you live coverage of the other three FA Cup quarter-finals as well as Liverpool's Premier League meeting with Watford and some of the standout games in LaLiga and the Championship.Here's what is on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 this weekend...SATURDAY 17TH MARCH12:15 Swansea v Spurs - FA Cup – talkSPORT (Click on the link to listen)12:30 Fulham v QPR – Championship – talkSPORT 215:00 Bournemouth v West Brom – Premier League - talkSPORT 217:30 Liverpool v Watford – Premier League – t