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For this morning we’re looking at another cloudy start with temperatures into the 40s and 50s. This afternoon highs will soar into the low to mid 70s northeast with upper 70s to low 80s west and south. With moisture in place, an approaching shortwave trough aloft and surface low will provide a setup....

Postcards from strangers build connections, spread knowledge

Chennai “We were not receiving shortwave radio. During that period, I came to know about a wonderful community project called postcrossing. The concept of postcrossing is simple -- for each postcard you send, you will receive one back from a postcrosser from somewhere in the world.

Tensions Along Russian-Kazakhstan Border Over Territorial Shifts In Russia’s Favor Growing – OpEd

Russian officials have now begun that process, and at least some Kazakhs in the area over the past ten days have come to view their actions as both illegal and threatening. Adding fuel to the fire, several Kazakh nationalists have posted stories on line that there have been violent conflicts between Russian border guards and local Kazakhs.

C3.8 solar flare erupts from geoeffective Region 2816, CME produced

at 04:35 UTC on April 22, 2021, producing a coronal mass ejection (CME). The event started at 04:10 and ended at 05:00 UTC. The location of the source region favors Earth-directed CMEs. The flare was associated with a Type II radio signature with an estimated velocity of 763 km/s, indicating a CME was associated with the flare event.

The Unappreciated Power of Radio Free Asia: Telling the Truth to China's People As March ended, the BBC’s Beijing correspondent, John Sudwo

Chinese President Xi Jinping takes part in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 2, 2019. (MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/AFP via Getty Images) (MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/AFP via Getty Images) The Unappreciated Power of Radio Free Asia: Telling the Truth to China's People.

Netflix subscriber growth slows after spectacular 2020 numbers (and the pandemic is to blame again)

Said like this, it may sound a bit frivolous, but the facts accompany it: the spectacular Increase in Netflix subscriptions in 2020 can be attributed, to a large extent, to the effects of the pandemic and confinement. We have consumed more audiovisual at home, and without a doubt, Netflix has taken advantage of it.

Mediacorp appoints editor-in-chief Walter Fernandez as chief sustainability officer

SINGAPORE: Mediacorp has named editor-in-chief Walter Fernandez as chief sustainability officer in a concurrent appointment, a move that "signals a long-term commitment to sustainability", said the company on Wednesday (Apr 21). The appointment will come into effect on May 1. Advertisement.

European Super League: a history of splits over money in professional spo...

- The Conversation The world of European football experienced one of the biggest shake-ups in its history when a prospective European Super League (ESL was announced. Fans, football) associations and even the government united in condemning the new tournament, which is being criticised as 'a cynical....

How Does My Radio Work?

In the UK, Covid-19 cases are now very low, helping to unlock the next step on our lockdown-easing roadmap; many of the adult population celebrated the return of former freedoms at newly-reopened pubs, raising a glass in the process to the fact that 32 million people, more than half the population,....

European Super League: a history of splits over money in professional sport

The world of European football experienced one of the biggest shake-ups in its history when a prospective European Super League (ESL) was announced. Fans, football associations and even the government united in condemning the new tournament, which is being criticised as “a cynical project founded on the self-interest of a few clubs”.

Taking to the airwaves: Amateur radio

Marconi’s trans-Atlantic transmission was a massive hit, and it wasn’t long before a radio was something the soldiers in the trenches of WW1 could make with a pencil and a razor blade. And as the costs came down, a hobbyist scene of skilled people also embraced radio and took to the airwaves, using it to communicate around the world.

The unappreciated power of Radio Free Asia: Telling the truth to China's people

But the Chinese Party-State harbors an extreme antipathy towards foreign reporters even when compared to its tyrannical cousins. Indeed, its visceral hatred can be traced to the Soviet Union’s collapse. The Chinese Communist Party’s upper echelons still recall the terror of 1989.

MIL-OSI Global: European Super League: a history of splits over money in professional sport

– By Steve Greenfield, Professor of Sports Law and Practice, University of Westminster. The world of European and football experienced one of the biggest shake-ups in its history when a prospective European Super League (ESL) was announced. Fans, football associations and even the government united....

Nominating Putin For Another Term Could Trigger Mass Protests And Revolution – OpEd

If a million Russians come out regardless of the pretext, political or not, the former Putin speechwriter and political analyst says, the level of alienation between society and the powers will have grown to a point that the regime itself will be delegitimized and “paralyzed” ( In this situation,....

A Superheterodyne Receiver with a 74xx Twist

In a world with software-defined radios and single-chip receivers, a superheterodyne shortwave radio might not exactly score high on the pizzazz scale. After all, people have been mixing, filtering, and demodulating RF signals for more than a century now, and the circuits that do the job best are pretty well characterized.

By Calling Putin And Not Raising Navalny Issue, Biden Has ‘Betrayed Democratic Russia’ – OpEd

“America is a global power which promotes the values of freedom and human rights,” or so Russian democrats had always assumed. But “now with regard to Russia, there is an end to this … From now on [what Putin does in Russia] is our internal affair. Only our suffering, pain and struggle ( at What....

a surprising return to the past

Described as “Europe’s largest new technology gathering”, the Berlin International Broadcasting Fair has long been known for showcasing the latest in Consumer electronics . In 1963, the flagship product was the audio cassette, and it was presented by its creator, the Dutch engineer Lou Ottens, who died at the beginning of last March.

Cellular network

© Manufacturer More green Even more hydroponics for the kitchen! Please what? This is the name given to growing vegetables, herbs or salads without soil. … VFrom his home in Brandenburg, Jens Raeder can exchange ideas with military radio fans from all over the world via a shortwave transmitter from....

Russia In Midst Of Worst Demographic Decline Since World War II – OpEd

Indeed, if the rates registered since the start of this year continue, Russia will stand to suffer one million more deaths than births, a figure that there is little or no chance the return of migrant workers will compensate for and that could further accelerate the decline as it will produce a....

Major twist in missing campers case

The friends then travelled via Licola spending one night at Howitt High Plains before heading into Wonnangatta Valley on 20 March. He was last heard from the following day via HF radio, stating he was at Wonnangatta Valley in the Victorian Alps when he made the call.

Hopes MH370 will finally be found as plane ‘set off radio tripwires that could reveal true location’

Richard Godfrey - of the respected Independent Group probing the disappearance - has now called for the use of Weak Signal Propagation (WSPR) data to map the doomed passenger plane's final movements. WSPR is a grid of radio signals which covers the globe allowing planes to be tracked as they they....

Remote Sensing, Vol. 13, Pages 1447: Satellite-Based Estimation of the Influence of Land Use and Cover Change on the Surface Shortwave Radiation Budget in a Humid Basin

The surface shortwave radiation budget ( Rsn ) is one of the main drivers of Earth’s ecosystems and varies with atmospheric and surface conditions. Land use and cover change (LUCC) alters radiation through biogeophysical effects. However, due to the complex interactions between atmospheric and....

MH370 breakthrough as plane 'set off radio tripwires confirming new location'

The seven year mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 took a new twist this week with the emergence of new information from MH370 expert Richard Godfrey. Godfrey has proposed the use of Weak Signal Propagation (WSPR) logs to map the last moments of the doomed Boeing 777-200’s flight.

Tender's winner to open radio channel in Karabakh announced

By Ayya Lmahamad. The National Television and Radio Council has announced a tender’s winner for opening a radio channel in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region. Seven candidates took part in the competition and the Caspian International Broadcasting Company LLC (CBC FM radio channel) was declared the winner.

Biden’s First Firing Takes on New Significance Amid China’s Propaganda

—providing it a major propaganda coup—and messaged still further weakness to our other adversaries. The opening act in President Biden’s purge of Trump administration officials was the sacking of Michael Pack. (Full disclosure: Pack is an acquaintance of mine going back to his time as president of the Claremont Institute, where I am a fellow.

Warm and dry in Calgary but flurry potential Thursday!

CALGARY -- We're right into zonal (west-to-east) flow aloft right now, with warm and dry air slated to stream across the Rockies as we progress through today and tomorrow. A petite shortwave is crossing through the central regions and should generate some precipitation, but that's not going to be impactful here.

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Jessica Chastain is a revelation in The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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jessica chastain and tammy faye bakker

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How 'confrontational Christian nationalists' are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report

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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Review: As Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain Put a Human Face on the Infamous Saga of Televangelism

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9/11 added ‘war on terror’ to US Christian Right’s racist agenda

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Strictly Dan Walker suffers from painful head injuries before the first show, but reassures fans

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Antivax radio host who mocked AIDS victims with sick Queen song dies from Covid

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List of prominent COVID-19 deniers who have died – Christian radio host Bob Enyart

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Conservative Radio Host Bob Enyart Who Fought COVID Restrictions in Court Dies of COVID

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Conservative Radio Host Bob Enyart Who Fought COVID Restrictions in Court Dies of COVID

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tammy faye and steve pieters interview

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X Factor star dies aged 49 surrounded by family and friends

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X Factor star dies aged 49 surrounded by family and friends

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Television pastor and her cronies rake in millions in lottery grants

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Prasar Bharati garners 12.2 million digital views for Tokyo Olympics 2020

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"Weird Al" Yankovic Named Official Ambassador for World College Radio Day 2021, Coming October 1st

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Punk rock photographer Michael Grecco unseen pics The Clash, Billy Idol, The Sex Pistols, The Cramps

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Punk rock photographer Michael Grecco unseen pics The Clash, Billy Idol, The Sex Pistols, The Cramps

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Andrew Sun

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6 new films for this weekend: People Just Do Nothing, Snake Eyes and more

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People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan review – Kurupt FM crew go global

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Ms Dynamite's highs and lows as rapper turns 40

The British rapper, real name Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, was born and raised in North London to a Jamaican father and a Scottish mother and is one of 11 childre...

Bitcoin and Its Greatest Threat

As the iconoclastic Quentin famously proclaimed in the 2009 movie Pirate Radio, “governments loathe people being free,” and “believe me, they’ll find a way” to ...

In Burma, a pirate radio station fights against digital repression

Almost three months after the coup led by the military junta against the civilian government in Burma, pro-democracy activists are still mobilized. To get aroun...