EAST LONGMEADOW (CBS) – A team of nine students from Birchland Park Middle School in East Longmeadow won a regional Future City competition for their creation that is out of this world. The group of creative young minds presented their design for a city on the surface of the moon. It’s made up of all recycled materials. The students went up against three other New England schools during a virtual competition last weekend and won. READ MORE: Police Investigating Baby Found In Dorchester “We really all put our heads together, and it was a really big group effort that we all agreed on all the ideas. It was never like, one person said like, ‘Let’s do this,’ and then other people were like, ‘No,’ and then we did it anyway,” one of the students said. READ MORE: Owners Of Truck Company Charged In Connection To Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists One of the designs for the city on the moon. (Photo Credit: Birchland Park Middle School) MORE NEWS: Coolidge Corner … [Read more...] about Out Of This World! East Longmeadow Students Win Regional Competition For ‘City On The Moon’ Design
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(CBS) – Earlier today it was announced that the 56th Academy Of Country Music Awards will head back to Nashville. The 56th ACM Awards will be broadcast live from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe, Sunday, April 18th from 8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT, only on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ , ViacomCBS’ upcoming global streaming service. “We’re thrilled to return to music city’s most iconic venues as we come together on April 18th to celebrate the best in Country Music, back in our normal awards cycle,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “A huge thank you to the city of Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe for welcoming us back to Nashville, where we can look out for the safety of our artists while shining a spotlight on this vibrant city after a tough 2020.” Tune in for the 56th ACM Awards Sunday, April 18th at 8:00 PM. … [Read more...] about 56th ACM Awards To Air Live From Nashville For The Second Consecutive Year
China’s economic recovery is notable, some analysts say, after suffering serious pandemic-driven setbacks for the majority of last year. By most accounts, China’s economic numbers at the start of its lunar new year in early February was more significant than those put out by governments in other developed countries. “China’s policy to control the pandemic was very strict. Also, the capillarity of the Communist Party made the implementation of these strict measures easier than in other parts of the world,” Lourdes Casanova, director of Cornell’s Emerging Markets Institute, told VOA. The situation has been different in many democratic countries that found it difficult to use harsh measures to control the spread of the disease and impose lockdown as a tool to enforce social distancing. China’s gross domestic product expanded by 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020. The economy grew 2.3% in 2020, according to Chinese government data. The turnaround has surprised economists because … [Read more...] about China Posts Impressive Economic Recovery, but Can Growth Continue?
The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what’s needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds. So the U.N.’s climate chief is telling nations to go back and try harder. Most countries — especially top carbon polluters China, United States and India — missed the Dec. 31 deadline for submitting official emission-cutting targets for November’s climate negotiations in Scotland. Friday’s report provides an incomplete snapshot of the world’s efforts: The world’s pledges so far are only enough to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions to less than 1% below 2010 levels by 2030. The world has to cut carbon pollution 45% below 2010 levels to achieve the more stringent official Paris goal of limiting future warming to another half a degree (0.3 degrees Celsius) from now, U.N. officials said. “We are very, very far from where we need to be,” U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa … [Read more...] about UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for February 26 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The Chinese military accused the United States of undermining regional peace and stability after the U.S. Navy sailed a destroyer through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday. Zhang Chunhui, a spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), said the Chinese military was tracking the USS Curtis Wilbur as it moved through the region. "The move artificially creates risk factors in the Taiwan Strait, deliberately undermines regional peace and stability, we are firmly opposed to this," Chunhui said. Hong Kong - November 24, 2018 : USS Curtis Wilbur arrived in Hong Kong. (iStock) However, the U.S. Navy contested those claims, instead insisting that the destroyer conducted "routine" transit through the strait "in accordance with international law." "The … [Read more...] about China tracks Navy destroyer in Taiwan Strait, accuses US of undermining regional stability