ALJA Empowers Media Institutions -Donates Equipment to Enhance Media Development

ALJA Empowers Media Institutions -Donates Equipment to Enhance Media Development

The Association of Liberia Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has empowered about 20 media institutions across the country, including many community radio stations, independent radio stations, as well splattering of print media institutions. The ALJA donations come in the form of laptop computers and digital voice recorders worth thousands of dollars.

Scientists find dense ring around dwarf planet, but can’t quite explain why it’s there

New telescope information has revealed {that a} dwarf planet within the outer reaches of the photo voltaic system has a dense ring around it, leaving scientists and astronomers confused as to why.

Scientists on the European Space Agency announced Wednesday that information and observations of the planet Quaoar which was collected between 2018 and 2021 —from ground-based telescopes, and the space-based telescope Cheops — led them to the invention.

The ESA disclosed that Quaoar crossed in entrance of a succession of distant stars, blocking their mild because it handed, in an occasion known as an occultation. When the planet blocked that mild, scientists had been in a position to see its ring.

Typically, occultations could be tough to study from as a result of the alignment of the planet, stars and telescope needs to be excellent, the ESA defined.

Renault cedes power at Nissan for uncertain benefits


PARIS —   Renault and Nissan are rebalancing their troubled alliance in what could be a major step in reviving their alliance. But for the French automaker the benefits of the revamp are for now unclear and potentially quite limited, three industry sources said.

The automakers on Monday announced a deal that will see Renault reduce its stake in Nissan to 15 percent from about 43 percent.

For Nissan, the advantages are clear: the Japanese carmaker gets more ability to do what it wants, and it is no longer in an alliance of unequal partners because capital ownership is rebalanced. However, its stock could be weighed down as the bulk of Renault’s current stake is sold off. The stake is worth 3.8 billion euros ($4.1 billion) and will be moved to a trust.

The deal also sees Nissan commit to invest in Renault’s flagship Ampere electric vehicle unit, which was the French automaker’s key goal.

Lexus RX Does A Flying Barrel Roll After Launching Off Flat Bed Tow Truck

In a shocking video, a Lexus RX drifted onto the shoulder and hit a flat bed tow truck which acted as a ramp


January is ‘Move Over Month’ in Florida and it has nothing to do with the elderly snowbirds hogging the left lane.

Instead, the campaign is focused on reminding drivers that they’re legally required to move into an adjacent lane when approaching stopped emergency vehicles and tow trucks when their lights are flashing.  If that’s not an option, drivers are supposed to “slow to a speed that is 20 mph (32 km/h) less than the posted speed limit” or “slow down to 5 mph (8 km/h) when the posted speed limit is 20 mph (32 km/h) or less.”

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Yuan Pipe Dreams

Talk has re-emerged that China’s yuan will soon challenge the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. This time, the spark for such talk came from a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Middle East, where he emphasized the reach of China’s trade and also made clear his desire for oil contracts to settle in yuan and not, as usual, in dollars. The Saudi’s seemed to have no objection. Such actions, though they command notice, nonetheless fall far short of achieving Beijing’s long-standing ambition for the yuan to serve as the premier global reserve. To accomplish this, China will have to jump many more hurdles. The yuan today falls woefully short on every major attribute of a global reserve. Still more vexing for Beijing, success on the yuan will require change in ways that the governing communist party may find impossible.