EXCLUSIVE: FX has passed on Gone Hollywood, its period drama pilot from Ted Griffin and Scott Rudin.
Discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop in 1826, NGC 986 is a spectacular face on spiral galaxy in the constellation Fornax that is often overlooked thanks to its proximity to the famously rich Fornax galaxy cluster. Located about 56 million light years from Earth, NGC 986 features a central bar like structure similar to one sported by the Milky Way and about two thirds of all spiral galaxies. Bars are thought to play a role in star formation, helping funnel gas inward from a galaxy;s spiral arms, and may be a temporary phenomena. This image was captured by the European Southern Observatory;s Very Large Telescope and the FORS instrument, or FOcal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph.A new study reveals similarities and relationships between certain types of chemicals found on 30 different comets, which vary widely in their overall composition compared to one another. The research is part of ongoing investigations into these primordial bodies, which contain material largely unchanged from the solar system ''s birth some 4.6 billion years ago.
Our goal is to see if we can find a planet that is similar to Earth one that can support life, said Professor Scott Gaudi, a researcher at Ohio State University and part of the HabEx science community chairs. He and his colleagues from MIT and NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory presented the mission concept on December 13 at the AGU Fall Meeting 2019 in San Francisco.NASA website describes the HabEx as a large stable optical telescope in space with "unprecedented resolution " to directly image exoplanets and enable galactic, extragalactic, and solar system astrophysics. The agency says that the HabEx concept is ripe for development, being both technologically and scientifically implementable in the next decade.
Not everyone is apologizing for what;s widely seen as a new misstep in the world of influencer marketing: the paid attendance of celebrities and other social media stars this past weekend to the three day long MDL Beast Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event, billed by the country as its largest arts, culture and music festival, was visited by models Alessandra Ambrosio and Romee Strijd; actors Ryan Phillippe, Wilmer Valderrama and Armie Hammer; DJ Steve Aoki; and social media stars Sofia Richie and Scott Disick, among others. All were photographed at the event. Some also posted pictures to Instagram and other social media outlets, singing the region;s praises and including the hashtag #mdlbeast.The entire affair aimed to promote the efforts of its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS), to reform the conservative kingdom, which is well known for its oppression of women s rights and ethnic and racial minority rights. The country has been aggressively trying to polish its image amid growing concern over the years long, Saudi led civil war in Yemen that has led to mass starvation and more than 100,000 fatalities; the gruesome, state directed assassination of Saudi Arabian dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was reportedly dismembered with a bone saw; and the kingdom ''s many other efforts to stifle dissent.
A bighearted Dutch teenager has adopted a fallen Scottish soldier. Melissa Krijgsman, 19, travels nearly 100 miles to tend the grave of Henry Lloyd Harper who was killed in action at the age of 27 in World War Two during the famous Operation Market Garden.
TwitterPinterestComposite: Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterPinterestKylie Jenner has had a pretty big year, even by Kardashian Jenner standards. She officially became the world #x27;s youngest "self made " billionaire; she sold 51% of Kylie Cosmetics to Coty Inc. for $600 million; she split with Travis Scott, the father of her daughter Stormi. But, perhaps most iconically, she created arguably best meme of the year with "Rise and Shine. "
Key point: A true turning point in the war against the Nazis. January 1945 with World War II in its sixth year found the Allied armies going on the offensive after the Battle of the Bulge, but they were still west of the Rhine and six weeks behind schedule in their advance toward Germany. Closing to the Rhine was not easy. Although U.S. and French units of Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers Sixth Army Group had reached the western bank around Strasbourg in late 1944, the river proved too difficult to cross. Even if an assault could have been mounted, the Allied forces would have been too far away from the heart of Germany to pose any meaningful threat. The key to eventual victory lay in the central and northern Rhineland, but three factors delayed an advance: the failure of Operation Market Garden, the British American airborne invasion of Holland, the onset of an extremely wet autumn and harsh winter, and the unexpectedly rapid recovery of the German Army in the wake of recent Allied advances. A coordinated Allied campaign proved difficult to achieve. General Omar N. Bradley s U.S. 12th Army Group was licking its wounds after the almost disastrous Ardennes counteroffensive, and it was clear to Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, commander of the British 21st Army Group, that the Americans would not be ready to undertake a major offensive for some time. Despite its vast reserve of manpower, unlike the critically depleted British Army, the U.S. Army had become seriously deficient of infantry replacements. Monty made the first move. Meanwhile, on January 12, the Soviet Army launched a long awaited, massive offensive from Warsaw toward the River Oder and Berlin. This was just in time, thought Montgomery and General Dwight D. Ike Eisenhower, the Allied supreme commander. By the end of the month, the Russians were only 50 miles from the German capital. While the Americans were recovering, it devolved on the 21st Army Group, still supported by Lt. Gen. William H. Texas Bill Simpson s U.S. Ninth Army, to take over the battle as soon as winter loosened its grip. Monty and Ike agreed that the next stage should be to break through the Germans formidable Siegfried Line and close up to the left bank of the Rhine. The main objective was the historic city of Wesel, on the opposite side of the great river in flat country just north of the Ruhr Valley. It was here that Montgomery had originally sought to seize a bridgehead in September 1944, and common sense still favored it. Accordingly, two well knit, almost copybook offensives were planned for February 8, 1945: Operation Veritable on the left flank and Operation Grenade on the right, adjacent to the boundary with Bradley s 12th Army Group. Monty announced that the 21st Army Group s task was to destroy all enemy in the area west of the Rhine from the present forward positions south of Nijmegen (Holland) as far south as the general line Julich Dusseldorf, as a preliminary to crossing the Rhine and engaging the enemy in mobile war to the north of the Ruhr. Three armies would be involved in the offensives: the Canadian First, the British Second, and the U.S. Ninth. Commanding the Canadian force was the distinguished, 57 year old General Henry D.G. Harry Crerar, a World War I artillery veteran and a man of cool judgment and cold nerves. The ration strength of his First Army exceeded 470,000 men, and no Canadian had ever led such a large force. The British Second Army was led by the skilled, unassuming Lt. Gen. Sir Miles Bimbo Dempsey, a 48 year old World War I veteran of the Western Front and Iraq who later acquitted himself well in the Dunkirk evacuation, the Western Desert, Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. Tall, bald, Texas born General Simpson, commanding 300,000 men of the U.S. Ninth Army, had served in the Philippine Insurrection, the 1916 Mexico punitive expedition, and on the Western Front in 1918. Eisenhower said of the 56 year old officer, If Simpson ever made a mistake as an Army commander, it never came to my attention. With 11 divisions and nine independent brigades, the Canadian Army would clear the way in February 1945 up to the town of Xanten; the Ninth Army, with 10 divisions in three corps, would cross the Roer River and move northward to Dusseldorf (Operation Grenade), and the four divisions of the Second Army would attack in the center. Although he was in customary high spirits about the operation, Montgomery knew that it would be no cakewalk. I visited the Veritable area today, he warned Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, chief of the Imperial General Staff, on February 6. The ground is very wet, and roads and tracks are breaking up, and these factors are likely to make progress somewhat slow after the operation is launched. Besides expected opposition from at least 10 well entrenched Wehrmacht divisions, the Allied troops would have to face minefields, flooded rivers and terrain, a lack of roads, appalling weather, and tough going in the gloomy, tangled Reichswald and Hochwald forests. Montgomery won final approval for the great dual assault on the Rhine on February 1, and the preparations were hastily finalized under tight security. Strict blackout regulations were enforced, and a cover story was concocted to convince the enemy that the offensive would be in a northerly direction to liberate Holland, rather than an eastern thrust into Germany. Daytime gatherings of troops were forbidden unless under cover; large concentrations of vehicles, weapons, and ammunition were camouflaged or concealed in farmyards, barns, and haystacks, and rubber dummies of tanks and artillery pieces were positioned along an imaginary battle line where they might attract the attention of enemy patrols. Logistical feats were accomplished speedily as thousands of men, vehicles, and equipment were transported to the forward assembly lines. The British and Canadian soldiers worked around the clock. Sappers built and improved 100 miles of road using 20,000 tons of stones, 20,000 logs, and 30,000 pickets, and 446 freight trains hauled 250,000 tons of equipment and supplies to the railheads. It was estimated that the ammunition alone all types, stacked side by side and five feet high would line the road for 30 miles. Engineers constructed five bridges across the River Maas, using 1,880 tons of equipment. The biggest was a 1,280 foot long British designed Bailey bridge. Outside Nijmegen, an airfield was laid in five days for British and Canadian rocket firing Hawker Typhoons, which would support the offensive. Meanwhile, a formidable array of armor and specialized vehicles was assembled. It included Churchill, Cromwell, Centaur, Comet, Valentine, and Sherman heavy and medium tanks; Bren gun carriers, jeeps, half tracks, and armored cars; amphibious Weasel, Buffalo, and DUKW cargo and personnel carriers; and 11 regiments of Hobart s Funnies, Churchills and Shermans fitted with antimine flails, flamethrowers, and bridging equipment. Invented by Maj. Gen. Sir Percy Hobart, these had proved invaluable in the Normandy invasion and the clearing of the flooded Scheldt Estuary by Crerar s army. Under the command of the Canadian First Army, the Veritable offensive was to be spearheaded by the seasoned British XXX Corps led by 49 year old Lt. Gen. Sir Brian G. Horrocks. He returned from leave in England to plunge into preparations for the largest operation he had ever undertaken. A much wounded veteran of Ypres, Siberia, El Alamein, Tunisia, Normandy, and Belgium, the tall, lithe Horrocks nicknamed Jorrocks by his mentor, Montgomery was a charismatic officer who led from the front and was regarded as one of the finest corps commanders of the war. Horrocks regarded Monty s overall plan for the offensive as simplicity itself. The XXX Corps was to attack in a southerly direction from the Nijmegen area with its right on the River Maas and its left on the Rhine. Forty eight hours later, said Horrocks, our old friends, General Simpson s U.S. Ninth Army, were to cross the River Roer and advance north to meet us. The German forces would thus be caught in a vise and be faced with the alternatives, either to fight it out west of the Rhine or to withdraw over the Rhine and then be prepared to launch counterattacks when we ourselves subsequently attempted to cross . In theory, this looked like a comparatively simple operation, but all battles have their problems, and in this case the initial assault would have to smash through a bottleneck well suited to defense and consisting in part of the famous Siegfried Line. Horrocks decided to use the maximum force possible and open Operation Veritable with five divisions, from right to left, in line: the 51st Highland, 53rd Welsh, 15th Scottish, and the 2nd and 3rd Canadian, followed by the 43rd Wessex and Maj. Gen. Sir Alan Adair s proud Guards Armored Division. On the morning of February 4, Horrocks briefed his commanders in the packed cinema in the southern Dutch town of Tilburg. Clad in brown corduroy trousers and a battlefield jacket, the unpretentious general drew a warm response as he crisply outlined the offensive, radiated confidence, and moved from group to group with a friendly and humorous word. Like Montgomery, he made a practice of keeping all ranks informed about operations. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
I m Scott from Boston, the husband who just gave his wife the gift of Peloton.It was interesting to me, and somewhat baffling, to witness the sound and fury swirling around Peloton s Grace from Boston TV ad. What s less surprising is that the Twittersphere is full of experts on topics ranging from advertising to food to foreign policy.
The video was posted and shared by the YouTube channel UFOSVERNY. The clip was uploaded on Dec. 1 and showed at least five bright orbs hovering over New York City. As seen in the video, the orbs came in different sizes and remained motionless most of the time.During the first few seconds of the clip, the strange orbs appeared to be hovering in random positions. Then, a few seconds later, a red, blinking light entered the screen and approached the orbs. According to Scott Waring of ET Data Base, the blinking light belonged to a helicopter that may have tried to get a closer look at the strange objects.
Former Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson has been accused of making "misogynistic " comments about Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon.
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison and his government decided that the best time to release an anti LGBT religious discrimination bill was while the country burns in a bushfire crisis.
NASA has been accused of a major cover up over an archive photo which some claim shows an ”organic alien craft ”. Scott Waring presented photographic and video ”proof ” of alien activity captured by the NASA astronauts during the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS 115) mission.Speaking on his etdatabase.com blog, Waring said: ”I found an organic UFO which I believe to be a living animal recorded with a digital still camera by astronaut Daniel Burbank.
One of the most authentic movie adaptations ever made comes to Nintendo Switch, as Ridley Scott s xenomorph goes portable.Alien: Isolation is one of the most frustrating games we ve ever reviewed. It somehow manages to be both near perfect and horribly flawed, but the latter for an unusual reason: it s just too long. Although there are many movies and TV shows that overstay their welcome it s a relatively uncommon problem for video games, where more is almost always considered better. Assassin s Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 are obvious recent examples of games that never know when to stop, but this is even worse.
NASA abruptly shut down a Russian cosmonaut who appeared to be describing an incoming UFO, that could be spotted moving on the ISS live stream. The cosmonaut seemed to acknowledge the presence of an approaching UFO, that was ”slowly moving upwards, ” before he was interrupted by the NASA ground control, according to theorists online. The footage was captured on the NASA space agency live camera stream on 21st November. The alleged UFO sighting, picked up by self proclaimed UFO expert Scott C Waring, has prompted claims that powerful governments are aware of alien existence.
The bizarre Mars anomalies spotted on Terra Sabaea were shot in high definition by the NASA Mars Orbiter. Self proclaimed alien life expert Scott Waring took to his etdatabase.com blog to discuss his findings.Waring said: ”I have found some alien structures in a Mars photo.
A self proclaimed expert on extraterrestrial life Scott Waring believes he has captured the moment a Russian cosmonaut ISS saw a UFO trio appeared on live streaming NASA. Waring take to blog etdatabase.com to speculate about conversations with icons orbiting space station. Waring wrote: ;It is 100 percent proof NASA knew about the alien craft buzzed around the ISS.;It is 100 percent proof NASA knew about the alien craft buzzed past and about ISS
According to Scott Waring, who runs the alien centric blog ETDatabase.com, he was able to discover what looks like a triangle shaped UFO that seems to be moving backward, quite visible on the surface of the Sun."I was looking over Helioviewer and noticed that the black triangle that I reported two months ago is back. This time it has reversed its orbit of the sun. The object was moving from left to right of the screen, but now it s moving from right to left That should be impossible," Waring said in a post.
One of the UK apos;s first gay dads is planning to have twin girls with a man who once dated his daughter, according to a report.Barrie Drewitt Barlow recently split from his husband Tony, 55, after falling in love with 25 year old Scott Hutchinson.
5370537724001 Benalla''s outgoing Mayor Scott Upston visited Royal Freemasons Aged Care last week. Cr Upston ended up participating in the exercise class and serving morning tea. After finding out Cr Upston was in the Army, resident Vietnam veteran John Carter joined him for "a great chat".
A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police holds Scott Wheeler''s identification while asking another officer to collect the passports of Wheeler''s passengers. Wheeler was pulled over for inadvertently driving into Canada from Canusa Avenue, which straddles the U.S. Canadian border. Ian Thomas Jansen Lonnquist for NPR hide caption