The storm names for the coming season have been revealed. First introduced in 2015, this is the fourth year the Met Office and Met Éireann (the meteorological service in the Irish Republic) have jointly run the ‘Name our Storms’ scheme, aimed at raising awareness of severe weather before it hits. This year the first storm will be ‘male’ and named Ali, while the second storm will be ‘female’ and named Bronagh, following the alternating male/female pattern established by the US National Hurricane Center in the 1970’s. Evelyn Cusack, Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann, said: “The last 12 months have seen some extreme weather around the globe as well as here at home. "While it is too early to say whether the coming winter will be a stormy one or a quiet one we are prepared with a whole new set of 21 names for whatever nature may throw at us. "As before, Met Éireann forecasters will work in close co-operation with our … [Read more...] about The storm names for the coming season
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Patrick Ryan USA TODAY Published 4:13 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 NEW YORK – Everyone's favorite Vulcan is exploring a strange new world: TV hosting. Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the rebooted "Star Trek" film franchise, is stepping into another role made famous by Leonard Nimoy, who died in 2015 at age 83. "In Search Of," which aired from 1977-1982 and was briefly revived in 2002, returns again on History Friday (10 EDT/PDT). The series explores mysterious phenomena such as extraterrestrials and superhuman strength, and Quinto, as host, seeks answers through interviews and scientific experiments. Quinto, 41, who's also starring in landmark play "The Boys in the Band" on Broadway, talks to USA TODAY about the show, Nimoy and the future of "Star Trek." Question: How is this different from the original series? Zachary Quinto: There are certainly a few of what we call "blue-chip episodes" that are kind of an homage to the … [Read more...] about Zachary Quinto on reviving Leonard Nimoy’s ‘In Search Of,’ Tarantino’s R-rated ‘Star Trek’
IF you're tired of re-watching your favourite shows on Netflix, or simply want a little inspiration for your next one, we've got a solution. We've collected dozens of secret codes which unlock super specific categories, including travel documentaries and B-horror films. New Netflix doc looks at the dangers of popping 'study drug' Adderall No longer will you find yourself making a selection from the recommended content. This is where a collection of "secret codes" will be a godsend, News.com.au reports. By making a small tweak to the Netflix URL, you will be able to unlock hyper-specific genres such as religious documentaries or cerebral French-language dramas from the 1960s. To manually explore categories usually hidden by the streaming service, you will need to enter the following URL: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERTNUMBER Then, simply replace the “INSERTNUMBER” component of the URL with one of the codes needed to access the alternative genres. To get you … [Read more...] about Secret Netflix codes to unlock hidden TV series and movie categories revealed
EVER found yourself stuck in traffic, staring at the back of the car in front of you, wondering how anyone came up with the random collection of letters and numbers staring back at you? Well, wonder no more... What do the letters on a licence plate mean? When the DVLA issues a car registration plate, they actually follow a very distinct system. The first section of a number plate is the local memory tag - the first two letters of the plate - which identifies where the vehicle was registered. The first letter stands for the local area, for example E denotes Essex, while L stands for London. The plate's second letter then identifies at which DVLA office in that area the registration took place - multiple letters can signify the same DVLA office. The letters I, Q and Z are not used as local office identifiers, while Z can be used only as a random letter. WHICH REGION DOES EACH LETTER STAND FOR?A - Anglia B - Birmingham C - Cymru D - Deeside E - Essex F - Forest and Fens G - Garden of … [Read more...] about What do the characters on a number plate really mean and what do they reveal about a car?
This article was written in 2009 and remains one of our most popular dating-in-Sweden articles to date. With one of the highest birth rates in Europe, the Swedes seem to be pretty prolific when it comes to making babies, but even after six plus years of living in Stockholm, I'm still not sure how Swedish relationships actually happen. The only obvious explanation seems to be massive quantities of alcohol. In other words, Swedish babies wouldn't exist without Finnish booze cruises and Systembolaget. In recent months, The Local has reported that Swedes are much less inclined than their European counterparts to spend vast sums of cash in their efforts to find a mate. This didn't surprise me at all. That's because they spend it all on alcohol trying to get themselves drunk enough to talk to a member of the opposite sex. I know that it will seem ungrateful to be accusing my host country of being a nation of stingy alcoholics, and I'll be the first to admit that a few drinks can be a … [Read more...] about Dating in Sweden: sex, booze and mobile phones