Saturday Able To See The Totality Lunar Eclipse


Saturday Able To See The Totality Lunar Eclipse
A lunar eclipse will occur Saturday, and all of the United States will be able to see some portion of it.

The West Coast will have "a more complete view" of Saturday's event and will be able to see the totality, the time when the Earth's shadow completely covers the moon, according to NASA.

That totality on the West Coast is timed as the moon sets and the sun rises, NASA said. The peak, when the moon is a deep red, will occur at 6:30 a.m. Pacific, NASA said.

The East Coast won't have such a nice view, NASA said. Atlantic seaboard residents will only see the earliest portion, when the moon begins to enter Earth's shadow, and the dimming will be very slight and may be difficult to see, NASA said.

The eclipse will last from 6:33 a.m. Eastern (3:33 a.m. Pacific) till 12:30 p.m. Eastern (9:33 a.m. Pacific), and totality will last 51 minutes, NASA said.

"A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun's rays and casting a shadow on the moon. As the moon moves deeper and deeper into Earth's shadow, the moon changes color before your very eyes, turning from gray to an orange or deep shade of red," the NASA website said.

"The moon takes on this new color because sunlight is still able to pass through Earth's atmosphere and cast a glow on the moon. Our atmosphere filters out most of the blue colored light, leaving the red and orange hues that we see during a lunar eclipse. If there are additional dust particles in the atmosphere, the moon will appear to be a darker shade of red," NASA said.

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, which is orbiting 31 miles above the moon, will get a front-row seat to the lunar eclipse, the last one of the year, NASA said.

The orbiter will record how quickly certain parts of the moon will cool off during the eclipse, NASA said.

Source:cnn.com
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Pressure On Commissioner David Stern


Even with a quantity of goes around the NBA, the concentrate you will find on the cope that didn't get done.

Chris John is still in New Orleans, and there's frustration throughout the group about it.

Instead of the immediate increase the group craved returning out the lock out with no cost organization and exercising camp beginning, it discovered itself with another advertising catastrophe.

"That's the very first element I imagined. We just got done quarrelling for four or five several weeks and everyone just wants to see golf ball and now this. Large debate, again with NBA entrepreneurs," said Mn ahead Anthony Tolliver, the Timberwolves' participant associate. "I just trust it doesn't harm everybody and trust it doesn't impact everybody in the whole group, which I think it perhaps could. This is a really big cope because it's everywhere, all over ESPN, all over every web page, CNN, everything. It's a really big cope."

The Hornets, owned by the league, had agreed to a three-team trade Thursday that would have sent their All-Star point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers. But the league killed the deal for "basketball reasons" and has denied the decision came about because of pressure on Commissioner David Stern from angry owners.

The 26-year-old Paul was seen walking into New Orleans' training facility Friday wearing a black Hornets practice jersey.

"Being a really good friend of mine, like a brother to me, I'm frustrated for him," LeBron James said after the Heat's first practice. "I wish him the best. I know where his heart is and what he wants to do with his career. I support him and hopefully things get resolved, fast, for him and his family."

The Houston players who would have been on the move also were at practice Friday with new coach Kevin McHale.

"I've got nothing to share. These guys are here today, we talked about it today. In the NBA, lots of stuff happens," McHale said. "A lot happens that's really good, a lot happens sometimes that's bad. I felt bad for those guys. I felt terrible, seeing their names all over the place, they're traded, they're not traded.

"That's very hard. I know sometimes, we all get into that, that they're athletes and all of that. They're human beings, and that's a big change. I felt bad for them, but hey, we discussed it."

And it might be up for discussion again.

New Orleans general manager Dell Demps said the team has resumed talks for Paul – to any team – and that he has been given autonomy to make another trade.

Maybe the other owners will like the next trade more.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told a radio station Friday that the league went through the lockout to prevent this very type of deal in which small-market teams lose their superstars. And a letter from Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to Stern clearly showed he, too, objected to the deal.

"I just don't see how we can allow this trade to happen," Gilbert wrote in the letter, which was obtained by Yahoo Sports and The New York Times.

He added: "I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do."

Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby said owners had no say in vetoing the trade, but applauded the move.

"I'm one who likes to see the market and teams that have invested in a player and helped develop a player have an opportunity to have that player be a long-time part of that community," Rigby said. "As a small-market team, it's very important. ... We had a lot of years of success with certain players named John Stockton, Karl Malone, who invested and committed to a community. That community committed back, and we saw a lot of success together."

Hall of Famer Magic Johnson took the opposite stance, writing on Twitter on Friday that it was the "wrong decision" by Stern and the owners.

Stern responded in a statement, saying the Hornets were "better served with Chris in a Hornets uniform than by the outcome of the terms of that trade."

The angry reaction to the trade threatened to overshadow what should have been a positive day around the NBA, when the focus was finally supposed to be on basketball again.

"2day was suppose 2 be a happy day for the NBA. Practice starts but I woke up to all this mess. Summer of 2010 looks pretty normal now," Miami's Dwyane Wade wrote on Twitter.

When LeBron James and Chris Bosh left their small-market teams to build a potential powerhouse with Wade in Miami, it gave owners even more motivation to seek changes that would limit the big spenders' advantages in the new collective bargaining agreement. Yet the idea of Paul in Los Angeles – on the very day the CBA was being ratified – served to make the entire work stoppage seem like a waste.

"We just had a lockout, and one of the goals of the lockout was to say that small-market teams now have a chance to keep their players, and the rules were designed to give them that opportunity," Cuban told ESPN 103.3 in Dallas. "So to all of a sudden have a league-owned team trade their best player, particularly after having gone out and sold a ton of tickets in that market, that's not the kind of signal you want to send."

Though Paul has never said so, there has long been speculation he would leave New Orleans when he can become a free agent this summer. The Hornets have been working to make sure they get something for him, and the proposed deal Thursday would have netted them some talent in return.

"Of course, Dell (Demps) and Monty (Williams) were very upset when everything fell through," said a person familiar with the work the general manager and coach had put into negotiations that led to the proposed trade. "They had spent a lot of time on it and they thought it was a great deal for the team."

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The Hornets would have received Lamar Odom, last year's top sixth man, from the Lakers, as well as forward Luis Scola, shooting guard Kevin Martin, point guard Goran Dragic and a first-round draft choice from the Houston Rockets. And the Lakers' Pau Gasol would have gone to the Rockets.

That's far better than the Hornets may get in another deal, since many teams are hesitant to offer their top players in case Paul intends to only stay one season.

"Wrong decision by Stern & the owners," Johnson wrote. "Sends a bad message to fans. Was a good deal for the Lakers, Hornets & Rockets-everyone got better."

The NBA took over ownership of the Hornets from George Shinn last December until a buyer could be found. The hope has long been to keep the franchise in New Orleans, and the team recently announced it sold 10,000 season tickets.

An NBA statement Thursday night said the trade was blocked for "basketball reasons." However, Stern said Friday he also considered the Hornets' business performance when killing the deal.

"Since the NBA purchased the New Orleans Hornets, final responsibility for significant management decisions lies with the Commissioner's office in consultation with team chairman Jac Sperling. All decisions are made on the basis of what is in the best interests of the Hornets," Stern said in the statement. "In the case of the trade proposal that was made to the Hornets for Chris Paul, we decided, free from the influence of other NBA owners, that the team was better served with Chris in a Hornets uniform than by the outcome of the terms of that trade."

The Lakers' Gasol took it in stride, ready to go back to work. He tweeted: "New day my friends. On my way to El Segundo for the first day of training camp ..."

Scola chose humor, writing that he was on his way to the Toyota Center and that "this is going to be fun. The good thing is that the TC it's on the way to the airport, just in case."

Despite those positive attitudes, Stern's statement generated plenty of anger as players reported to camps throughout the day. Bad feelings remain from the CBA negotiations, during which Stern upset players who knew they'd be making financial concessions with what they considered "take-it-or-leave-it" proposals. Paul was a member of the players' executive committee.

"This is a perfect example of the things that were so alarming during the lockout, that the owners don't want players to have freedom of choice and that doesn't work when you're dealing with the most talented people in the world at their profession," said agent Mark Bartelstein, who didn't have a player in the proposed deal.

"When you look at other entertainers, they get perform where they want. They get to make choices on what they want to do with their careers, what movie they want to be in, what city they want to perform in. Owners are doing everything they can to ratchet down freedom of choice for players."
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Duggar Has Suffered a Miscarriage


Duggar Has Suffered a Miscarriage
An Illinois lady who actors on the TLC simple fact display "19 Children and Counting" has experienced a losing the unborn baby after asserting she was anticipating her Last youngster.

Jim Bob Duggar said in a report that he and his spouse, Mrs., were informed at a physician's visit Friday day that she had miscarried. He says she is relaxing adequately at house and requested for comfort.

Michelle Duggar declared last 30 days she was anticipating her Last youngster in May and had said she wasn't anxious, despite the early beginning of their newest youngster two decades ago. She said last 30 days that she had created it through the first trimester properly.

"We had just been talking about baby names last night and they were getting excited about naming a boy or a girl. It has been a real sad disappointment," Michelle Duggar told People magazine. "I feel like my heart broke telling my children. They have all been so excited about this baby and looking forward to April coming around and having a new little one in our arms. That was the most difficult."

The Duggars plan to hold a funeral service for their baby once they find out if it was a boy or a girl and choose a name.

The family announced on the "Today" show in November that they were expecting their 20th child. This is Michelle's second miscarriage; she lost a child during her second pregnancy while using birth control pills, which the family names as one of the reasons they decided to have so many children.

Their last child, baby Josie, was born via an emergency C-section in 2009 and spent time in the hospital before coming home with her family.
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Virginia Tech Forced To Test Crisis


Virginia Tech Forced To Test Crisis
In the severe mins following a lethal firing at Virginia Tech Thursday, university authorities were forced to test crisis procedures put in place following the 2007 university quinton jackson that led to 33 large.

Officials used Tweets to send a university lockdown recognize to scholars seven mins after the 12:30 p.m. firing of a Virginia Tech law enforcement, who was creating a routine visitors quit in a university vehicle lot. School authorities said the gunman, who contacted the specialist on base as he was generating the visitors quit, left on base.

Soon after the firing, a second person whom law enforcement are if is the gunman was found dead of a gunshot ended in another university vehicle lot with the system regional. The man is not yet recognized.

While university authorities put the lockdown Friday evening, showing scholars they could application their regular activities, Friday’s final tests were past due until further recognize.

In the April 2007 massacre, Virginia Tech officials were criticized and fined for waiting two hours after the first bullets were fired before issuing a campus alert. The gunman, Seung-hui Cho, fired more than 100 bullets at his victims before taking his own life. The attack is considered one of the deadliest shootings in US history.

The response Thursday was much swifter as school officials sent e-mail, text, and Twitter alerts about every 30 minutes.

“We deployed them all and we deployed them immediately to get the word out,” Mark Owczarski, a school spokesman, told the Associated Press.

Using Twitter, the school first reported: “Gun shots reported- Coliseum Parking lot. Stay Inside. Secure doors. Emergency personnel responding. Call 911 for help.”

A second tweet followed: “Suspect described as white male, gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack. On foot towards McComas. Call 911.”

The shooting took place the same day the university was appealing a $55,000 fine imposed by the US Department of Education for violating the rules of an emergency notification policy in the 2007 shooting. In the school’s challenge of the fine, it says not enough information was known in the early stages of the attack, especially the news that there were deaths.

Over the past five years, Virginia Tech enhanced its emergency response procedures by incorporating social media, mobile phone, and website alerts.

The system was tested in August when a report of a gunman on campus caused the university to lock down the campus for five hours. No gunman was ever found.
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CJ Wilson $100 Million Over Six Generations From The Marlins


CJ Wilson met with editors in the last period in the party of the location here and said he thought he might have been wearing a Nevada Marlins normal next duration of year.

In the end, Wilson went home — switching down nearly $100 million over six generations from the Marlins, according to his agent, Bob Garber.

Said Wilson: “The Marlins were such a highly effective offer I might not have completed up in Anaheim unless things came together the other day the way they did.”

Wilson will get a five-year, $77.5 million deal from Anaheim — but only after thinking long and hard about the Marlins.

One team source said the Marlins’ offer was in the high-$80-million range, but the source did not specify if that was the original or modified offer. Ken Rosenthal, who also spoke to Garber, reported the Marlins were willing to go as high as $100 million.

“If it was about the money, I’d be a Florida Marlin,” Wilson said.

“The Marlins were really the front runner in a lot of ways. They presented the best financial situation and really the most freedom in lot of ways as well,’’ he said.

When Garber called the Marlins this morning to deliver the news, the Marlins continued their full-court press.

“They didn’t want to close the door,” Garber said. “There were six figures on the table and he turned down a lot of money to play for his hometown team. Six years guaranteed. This (Anaheim) is 5 years guaranteed.

“He feels he will be healthy at 35 and he can come out and get another big contract. He wanted to go back home. The person who made it hardest was Jeffrey Loria. He was fantastic.”

Loria, the Marlins’ owner, said he doesn’t blame Wilson for following his heart.

“It’s quite understandable – a gifted young California guy wants to be near his home,’’ Loria said.
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