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Be on the lookout for prognosticating groundhogs next week

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Early spring hopefuls will soon flock to the nearest prognosticating groundhog to gain meteorological insights into the weeks ahead. Known as Groundhog Day, the U.S. tradition builds upon old German lore associated with predicting the spring weather on Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple on Feb. 2.If Candlemas be fair and bright,Winter has another flight.If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,Winter will not come again.Somewhere along the line someone added the hibernating groundhog and its shadow to the Candlemas tradition and Groundhog Day was later adopted in the U.S. in 1887. While Pennsylvania has the longest running tradition, Ohio is home to two groundhog meteorologists.From Ohio History Central: “Buckeye Chuck is one of two groundhogs in Ohio known for predicting the arrival of spring. A native of Marion, Ohio, Chuck began predicting spring’s arrival in the 1970s.“From late September until early April, Buckeye Chuck spends his time hibernating. On Feb. 2, against his will, Chuck emerges from his sleep to predict the weather. In 1979, the Ohio legislature made Buckeye Chuck Ohio’s official groundhog.“Using groundhogs to predict the weather came from Germany. A long-held German tradition states that if a hibernating animal sees its shadow on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter will occur. In the United States, this tradition evolved into Groundhog Day. Generally, wild groundhogs live to only two years of age while domesticated ones commonly live to ten years of age. While groundhogs rarely live more than a decade, some people contend that Buckeye Chuck is the same groundhog that has predicted the weather for almost 30 years.”Jim Noel, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, predicts a warmer wetter than normal winter ahead with a late last freeze date.“Going forward for the remainder of winter it looks a little warmer and wetter than normal with still significant swings in weather patterns,” Noel said in a recent CORN Newsletter. “The early outlook for spring planting season suggests a slightly warmer than normal season with precipitation normal or slightly above normal. Some planting delays would be possible. Historical data suggests a slightly later than normal last freeze date.”Will the weatherman and the weather groundhogs of Ohio agree? Only time will tell.last_img read more

Honor 9 Lite with dual front and back cameras launched in China, coming to India soon

first_imgHuawei’s sub-brand Honor launches the Honor 9 Lite, but only for its home market, China. However, going by the reports, the company has officially announced to bring the smartphone in 14 other countries including India very soon, although it didn’t mention the exact timeline as of yet. The Honor 9 Lite, is a direct successor to the previously announced Honor 9. Comparing the two, the Honor 9 Lite is a much-advanced version of its predecessor, be in terms of display, camera, look, software or the hardware.The key highlight of the smartphone is its display and cameras. The Honor 9 Lite comes with a 5.65-inch full-HD+ IPS display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution. The smartphone sports an 18:9 IPS display which in comparison is much slim than the Honor 9 which comes with a 16:9 display.Apart from the display, another striking feature of the smartphone is its camera setup. The Honor 9 Lite comes with dual cameras on both backs as well as the front. On both back and front, the phone comes with a primary camera includes a 13-megapixel sensor, while the secondary camera includes a 2-megapixel sensor. The cameras also come coupled with a LED flash and PDAF autofocus.Also Read: Honor 8 Lite: Full specs, top features, India price & everything you need to knowThe smartphone comes with dual-SIM (Nano) support and runs on EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo software – which is also the latest software that you may see on any phone right now. Coming to the hardware department, the Honor 9 Lite is powered by a Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor – which makes the phone much more powerful than the previously launched Honor 9. The device is launched in three variants which include – 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, 4GB RAM 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The storage can be expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. As per the pricing details, the 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage variant of the phone comes with a price tag of CNY 1,199 – which roughly translates to Rs 11,700. While the 4GB RAM and 32GB storage are priced at CNY 1,499 which is roughly around Rs 15,600. The 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant priced at CNY 1,799, which roughly comes around Rs 17,500.advertisementThe Honor 9 Lite comes with several connectivity options which include — 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB with OTG support. The smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh battery – which the company claims to deliver a talk time of up to 20 hours on 3G, and a standby time of up to 24 days. The smartphone reportedly charges quickly. The company claims that the phone charges 100 per cent in about 2 hours 20 minutes.At the launch event, Honor has reportedly announced that the Honor 9 Lite will go on sale on Dec 26 in China and in 14 countries soon after, including India, Russia, and the UK. This availability detail is according to the GizmoChina report.last_img read more

Longtime Conservative New Brunswick federal politician Keith Ashfield dies

first_imgFREDERICTON – Tributes were pouring in Monday for veteran New Brunswick and federal politician Keith Ashfield, whose death at the age of 66 was announced Sunday.Rick Lafrance, president of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick, posted a short message on Twitter announcing that Ashfield had passed away.“On behalf of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick I want to express our sorrow upon the passing of Keith Ashfield,” it said. “Our deepest sympathy to Keith’s wife, Judy, his family and to everyone who loved our friend and colleague.”Ashfield served as the member of Parliament for the riding of Fredericton from 2008 to 2015 and filled a variety of positions in then-prime minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet.From 2011 to 2013, Ashfield was the federal fisheries minister, but was defeated in the 2015 federal election.Harper also posted a message on Twitter, expressing his appreciation for the long-serving politician.“A champion of New Brunswick, Keith Ashfield’s advice was always sought and valued at the cabinet table,” Harper wrote. “Laureen and I mourn the loss of a great Canadian and friend.”Ashfield was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, but had reportedly beaten the disease by the fall of 2014 and announced last month that he would seek a nomination to run as a provincial Tory in the fall election.Before his time in federal politics, Ashfield served as a provincial member of the legislature from 1999 to 2008. He was named deputy speaker of the legislature and was later sworn in as minister of natural resources and energy.“Saddened to hear of the passing of former provincial and federal cabinet minister Keith Ashfield,” New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, a Liberal, said on Twitter. “Keith was a dedicated public servant and he will be sorely missed.”From 2011 to 2013, Ashfield served as the federal minister of fisheries and oceans, but was defeated in the 2015 federal election.“Tremendously saddened to learn of the passing of Keith Ashfield, a much-admired member of our Conservative family and a friend to all of us,” said federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.“As an MLA, MP, and cabinet minister, Keith was always a champion for the people of New Brunswick. His loss will be felt across the province.”(Global News)last_img read more