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Durban - Two people were killed when the car they were in overturned and burst into flames on Saturday night. It is believed the two were travelling along uMhlanga Rocks Drive when the incident occurred. Crisis Medical spokesperson, Kyle van Reenen, said the two were travelling in a Mazda hatchback.
The Mercury recently did taxpayers a favour by publishing how much senior public servants are paid. Shamefully, some department heads do not have their salaries publicly available but are generally north of $400,000, and the chief executive of the taxpayer-funded power company, the Hydro, takes home ...

“When I got this role, I thought, 'Oh, my God, this could be a career-defining performance,'” Malek said (via Billboard). “And then two minutes later I thought, 'This could be a career killer.” He added that one of the main challenges had been how to capture Mercury's ability to transmit “pain and beauty” in his ...
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THUNDER BAY—For Jim Bailey, the assignment of two high-level federal bureaucrats to a meeting in Thunder Bay this month was a promising sign of renewed attention to the mercury-contaminated sediment in the north end of the harbour. Bailey is the coordinator of the Thunder Bay and area Remedial ...
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April resumes its chilly ways Saturday as gusty north-northeast winds drop temperatures well below normal, reminiscent of the unseasonable chill that gripped the area the first three weeks of the month. Saturday highs will struggle to reach 50 in the city, and readings along the lakefront will top out closer to ...
Are women fit for space travel? NASA in 1961 thought the answer was a resounding no. One of Netflix's newest documentaries, “Mercury 13,” explores the fight that resulted from this opinion. “Mercury 13” is informative and vital for documenting the path to gender equality, specifically in regards to women in ...
It's another busy few days for astronomy! The full moon is Sunday. Mercury reaches its farthest distance from the sun Sunday morning. Plus, the moon and Jupiter will be side-by-side Monday. Then on Tuesday, Venus will reach its highest point in the evening sky! The full moon occurs Sunday evening.
Mercury is small, fast and close to the sun, making the rocky world challenging to visit. Only one probe has ever orbited the planet and collected enough data to tell scientists about the chemistry and landscape of Mercury's surface. Learning about what is beneath the surface, however, requires careful ...
Have you ever seen the closest planet to the Sun? If you wish to tick Mercury off your to-see list, particularly if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, now's the time to be scrutinising the eastern sky shortly before sunrise for the planet's rosy glow. On 29 April (30 April in Australasia), Mercury attains a greatest ...
Brisbane's top temperature was five degrees above the average for April on Sunday, the mercury hovering at 32 degrees - four degrees hotter than the maximum a day before. BoM meteorologist Lauren Pattie said the river city was expected to come close to recording its warmest April day in 19 years, with ...
Archaeologists and anthropologists have scoured the Arabian Desert for evidence that some of the earliest members of our species once traversed these formerly green lands. Now, they may have it. An ostensibly modern human finger bone uncovered in Saudi Arabia in 2016 has been dated to about ...
In “Mercury,” Tamil writer-director Karthik Subbaraj aims to change that with a unique stunt — a thriller film that's also silent. This gimmick, currently familiar to American audiences with John Krasinski's “A Quiet Place,” plays out in very different terms with Subbaraj's movie. Whereas “A Quiet Place” found the ...
Naming objects and the features that cover them help astronomers to characterize, understand, and communicate about the subjects of their studies. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has recently released official names for seven features on the planet Mercury, as well as 12 on the largest moon ...
“Mercury,” which has the distinction of being the first wordless steampunk zombie eco-thriller, is a movie that's more exotic than your average international Indian release — but also, in a weird way, less exotic. (Like many American horror films, it's got more style than sense.) It's about five characters in their ...
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) - Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are conducting research on how mercury moves through the environment and what can be done about it. During the 1950s and 1960s, large amounts of mercury were released from the Y-12 National Security Complex. It seeped into ...

Do you get straight to the point—or do you prefer to "workshop" an idea for weeks after opinion-polling all your friends? Are you more productive working solo, or do you need to collaborate? Mercury signs in the chart reveal our mental process, how we digest information, and our most effective ways of ...
We've come to realize what we really need right now is a crash course in how to decorate for our zodiac signs when Mercury is in retrograde and everything is totally, completely messed up. Carolyne Faulkner, astrologer, life coach, and author of astrology book The Signs, describes the scary stage—which ...
Before the famous physicist came up with his theory of gravity, known as the general theory of relativity, scientists' predictions for Mercury's motions were slightly off: The planet's orbit disagreed with expectations. When Einstein realized that general relativity accounted for the mismatch, it was the first sign ...
Durban - Protest action erupted on the N3, in the vicinity of Mooi River on Monday morning. According to the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) the company that manages the N3 toll between Durban and Gauteng, the road was closed to traffic from 8am. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider ...
Currently, Mercury is in retrograde, which means that he's moving through these aspects quickly and in that illusion of reversal. What is interesting is how these alignments occur point to us almost have to go back over hard times that we thought were already behind us.
Spring is finally here, and so is the Mercury's April playlist, a selection of songs from Portland artists releasing new albums and touring acts passing through town this month. Between the Soul'd Out Music Fest lineup (which includes Erykah Badu, Noname, and BJ the Chicago Kid), Haim's "Sister Sister ...
At the beginning of March, both planets were traveling away from the sun, but on March 15, Mercury reached its maximum eastern distance and started its journey back toward the sun. By now it is too close to the sun for us to safely see it. Mercury passes between the Earth and the sun today, April 1.
shortly after he introduced a resolution condemning Yanukovych in May 2012, and a lobbyist for another firm, Mercury, met with one of his aides the next month. They fought for months to kill the resolution — or at least delay it until Ukraine held parliamentary elections that fall. The lobbying barrage failed.
This leaves it readily visible in the sky after the Sun has set, and tonight marks its very best apparition of the year. Mercury will lie 18° east of the Sun and 12° high in the west 30 minutes after sundown, and sit 6° high 30 minutes later, in a darker sky. At magnitude –0.4, it will shine as the third-brightest object ...
Chaos as burst water main floods Brooker Highway. ALEX LUTTRELL, Mercury. in 12 hours. Share this on Facebook · Share this on Twitter · Share this by Email. UPDATED: PART of the Brooker Highway will remain closed overnight and during the morning after a burst water main flooded the major arterial route. Engineers ...
Mercury Marine is mourning the death of Charles “Charlie” Strang who served as Carl Kiekhaefer's (KEE-kay-fur) top engineer for 13 years at Mercury Marine. After leaving Mercury, he served as Director of Outboard Marine Engineering and later CEO and Chairman of the Board. Strang, who was ...
I dumped a massive pile of old Mercury issues in the recycling (saving a few of my favorites). I did the same with dozens of spiral-bound notebooks. I burnished, then donned, the medal I won when dominating Mercury Managing Editor Erik Henriksen on the Challenge of Mondor, the finest attraction at ...
Mercury has the shortest and fastest orbit around the Sun and experiences dramatic temperature changes as it rotates. It is a world of extremes. Explore facts ... Intense changes in temperature from day to night make it impossible for life as we know it to flourish on Mercury. Although it is the closest planet to ...
What does Mercury in retrograde mean for astrologers? Astrologers believe that when a planet is in retrograde, the areas of life it governs go into a sleeping or resting state. And with Mercury acting as the messenger planet, stargazers believe it can result in arguments and misunderstandings. They say that ...
This week there is a treat for the early evening sky watcher. From 17 March onwards, the two inner planets of Mercury and Venus can be seen close together in the twilight sky. The sky will not be fully dark and viewers will need a clear western horizon to see the pair. Being the innermost planet, Mercury ...
BepiColombo – ESA's first mission to Mercury – is based on two spacecraft: the ESA-led Mercury Planetary Orbiter, with 11 experiments and instruments, and the Japanese space agency-led Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter, carrying five experiments and instruments. The engineering model delivered to ...
Durban- KwaZulu-Natal is warned to brace itself for severe thunderstorms heading into the province from the Eastern Cape on Thursday afternoon. The South African Weather Services issued a warning for severe weather expected throughout the province. Forecaster on duty Ayande Ntsele said they were ...
Before I had fully processed February, an insanely cold and musically busy month for Portland, it became apparent from my overflowing inbox that the city's hip-hop scene has no plans of hibernating during the rainy season. Here are three fresh projects to check out and look forward to. Bocha and Sxlxmxn ...
As the Mercury has reported, Smith began a campaign for City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's seat last year, creating a website and hiring campaign staff. Woolley says that's enough to force her from office. In a filing last week, Smith argued that only filing for office would have triggered the need to resign.
On Monday, Sweden's World Gold Link Company introduced the machine at the Osiri-Matanda gold and copper mines in Macalder, Nyatike subcounty. The machine does not use mercury to coagulate and purify gold from the mud after the ore is swirled in a basin of water. Mercury is a deadly neuro-toxin.
Planets Line Up This Week! See Jupiter, Mars, Saturn Together (Mercury and Venus, Too). By Mike Wall, Senior Writer | March 7, 2018 07:00pm ET. MORE ...
A WRINKLE IN TIME “Are you sure Superman said it was okay to be in here?” submit to reddit. My first memories of Madeleine L'Engle's genre-crossing YA adventure novel A Wrinkle in Time are, for the most part, ones of amused confusion. It's an engrossing fantasy about a teenage girl, Meg, who—despite ...
Jenny Logan might be the busiest woman in Portland. She plays with three different bands (Miss Rayon, Sunbathe, Loveboys, and, until recently, Summer Cannibals), practices civil rights law, helms the local community radio station, and pours any leftover creative energy into her solo project, ...
After his debut film Pizza in 2012, Mercury will be director Karthik Subbaraj's second thriller. The director gained a lot of appreciation for his previous thriller and hence, expectations for this film are high as well. Santosh Narayanan has composed music for the film and Tirru, who has worked in films like 24 ...
New gold-extracting equipment makes no use of toxic mercury and can save the lives of many gold miners. On Monday, Sweden's World Gold Link Company introduced the machine at the Osiri-Matanda gold and copper mines in Macalder, Nyatike subcounty. The machine does not use mercury to ...
One year ago, we published an issue of the Mercury for International Women's Day with only women and nonbinary contributors. This year, we've been asked again and again if it's “really that bad” and what men can do to help. There are a lot of things that would help—keeping guns out of the hands of ...
Mercury is called the most elusive planet as it is the innermost planet in the solar system, whereas Venus is labelled the brightest planet. The two inner planets will spend the first three weeks of March near to each other in the western evening sky soon after sunset. Venus and Mercury will remain close ...
Mercury is called the most elusive planet because it's the innermost planet, always hovering near the sunrise or sunset. Venus is the brightest planet and was in the morning sky throughout the latter part of 2017. Venus only began showing up after sunset again last month, when you had to look exceedingly ...
Venus and Mercury are returning to the evening sky. The two planets are also having a close encounter on Monday evening. They are still near to the sun, so they are difficult to view. Face the western sky about half an hour after sunset. Venus and Mercury are very low - only about 6 degrees above the ...
TASMANIA'S political leaders have left their future in the hands of voters after casting their ballots in the state election today. Polls opened across the state at 8am, but because of an archaic criminal law, the Mercury and all newspapers have been banned from publishing any stories about an issue or ...
The recently appointed editor of the Mercury, Chris Jones, has taken a stand against Tasmania's “ridiculous and outdated law”, which prevents the island state's newspapers from publishing any coverage of the election during election day. The paper's front page was issued today with an apology to readers ...
And we could go to jail if we tried to do our duty as Tasmania's major newspaper. That's because an archaic criminal law denies you — the Tasmanian people — the right to know what we know. It bans the Mercury and all newspapers from publishing today any story about an issue or candidate before the ...
Sunday: This evening the planets Mercury and Venus are close to each other. At 7 p.m. the pair are about five degrees above the western horizon and separated by less than a degree. Venus is the brighter of the two and easier to find with Mercury located to the upper right of Venus. Monday: With the moon ...


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