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Manhattenhenge: miserable Memorial Day weather mars biannual fiery display | New York

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Manhattanhenge, a spectacular biannual sight in which the setting sun aligns perfectly with the street grid system on the island at the heart of New York City, was set to be obscured by damp and gloomy weather on Saturday – one high-profile casualty of a disappointing forecast for the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the American summer.

Amid forecasts of record cold temperatures across the north-eastern US, cloud and rain descended on New York City on Friday and showed no signs of lifting soon, a development likely to disappoint fans of the picturesque event.

Manhattanhenge was also unable to draw large crowds last year, when the city was in the grip of strict pandemic-related shutdowns.

New Yorkers looked likely to have to wait a couple of months for their next opportunity to see the Manhattanhenge spectacle. The sunlight will return to the perfect position on 12 and 13 July.

As Manhattan is built with a 90-degree angle grid street system, with rivers on either side, a clear sightline of an aligned sun is available twice a year.

Another view of the sunset along 42nd Street, in 2020.
Another view of the sunset along 42nd Street, in 2020. Photograph: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

The Manhattanhenge moniker is taken from Stonehenge, the neolithic monument in England which, it is believed, featured rituals in prehistoric times related to the sun as it lined up with its stone slabs.

“If you have a clear view across the grid of Manhattan at 8.13 tonight you’ll see the sun perfectly framed by the buildings across our concrete jungle,” tweeted Jackie Faherty, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, on Saturday.

Faherty said the phenomenon provides a “spectacular sunset” to onlookers.

At its best, Manhattanhenge bathes streets and buildings in an eye-catching glow, drawing tourists and locals to try to capture Instagram-worthy moments. But even though New York City is gradually opening up again as Covid-19 recedes, rain is set to dampen the spectacle this time.

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VIDEO: Tiger King cast coming to Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The cast of the Netflix hit docuseries “Tiger King” will be featured at a live show at the Spokane First Interstate Center of the Arts in February.

“Uncaged: The Untold Stories from the Cast of Tiger King” show will include featured stars from the Netflix documentary “Tiger King,” including John Reinke, Saff, Joshua Dial and Barbara Fisher.

The cast will engage in a live 70-minute moderated discussion that will include never-before-seen videos, photos and stories. Comedian and podcast veteran Todd McComas will moderate the conversation. Audiences will also interact with the cast by participating in a 30-minutes question and answer session.

Audiences will hear stories about Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Doc Antle and from the people who lived it, the press release says.

The tour for Spokane, which was first scheduled for November, will now take place on Thursday, Feb. 17 2022, at 7 p.m. at the First Interstate Center of the Arts.

People who bought tickets for the November date show will be able to use those tickets for the February show, and those who are unable to attend the new show date have until Nov. 30 to request a full or partial refund. You can use this link to complete the whole refund request process.

Tickets for the show are on sale at the TicketsWest website. The price for adult and children’s tickets is the same, but depending on the seat location, it ranges from $25 to $49.

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Tiger King cast coming to Spokane

Audience will be able to hear untold stories that weren't cover in the documentary and interact with the cast in a 30-minutes question and answer session.

Audience will be able to hear untold stories that weren’t cover in the documentary and interact with the cast in a 30-minutes question and answer session.

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Covid-19: BBMP may not up enforcement teams in Bengaluru | Bengaluru News

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BENGALURU: BBMP is unlikely to increase the number of teams enforcing Covid-appropriate behaviour, including mask mandate and physical distancing, in the city.
“Cases in the city are between 160 and 170 on average every day; we have not seen a significant increase,” BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta said on Wednesday. The Palike currently has 54 teams of marshals and homeguards to enforce the mask and physical distancing mandate.
New dean at ESIC hospital, Rajajinagar
The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has appointed Dr Renuka Ramaiah as the in-charge dean of ESIC Hospital and Medical College, Rajajinagar. The change follows news of two bodies of Covid-19 victims being found at the hospital’s mortuary 16 months after their death.
Dr Jeetendra Kumar JM was the previous dean of the hospital.

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Uppal plots e-auction underway in Hyderabad- The New Indian Express

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HYDERABAD: The e-auction of 44 developed plots spread over 1,35,408 square yards in the Uppal Bhagayath Layout (The Hub of Life @ East City) began at HMDA head office, Ameerpet on Thursday. 

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has put its plots in the bustling greenfield project site under the hammer after a gap of two years and is going to provide a long-cherished dream for individuals to own a plot in the heart of the city.

The auction is being held by the HMDA and on the online platform managed by Union government enterprise MSTC Limited.

The layout is one of the most modern developments which will present immense possibilities for individuals, groups of individuals with five members, joint partnership companies, firms and developers. A total of 23 plots are going under the hammer in two sessions. The remaining 21 plots will be auctioned on December 3.

The 44 notified plots range from 150 square yards to 15,149  square yards which include those for Residential (21 plots), Hospitals (2), Shopping  Cum Entertainment, (4), Educational Institutions (2) and Multipurpose Use (15 plots).

The e-auction bidding starts from Rs 35,000 per square yard with an increment of Rs 1,000 per square yard or multiples thereof.

There are 10 plots of upto 300 square yards 301 to 500 square yards (1 plot), 501 to 1000 square yards (two plots), 1001 to 2000 square yards (11 plots), 2001 square yards and above (20 plots).

Sixty percent of the layout has been set aside for open spaces and parks, and hassle-free building permissions would be given by the HMDA.

The layout is in close proximity to Nagole Metro Station abutting to Uppal and LB Nagar Inner Ring Roadand was developed with amenities including stormwater and underground sewerage system.

The Shilparamam on the banks of the Musi River is situated within the layout. The riverfront development with landscape designed aesthetically is developed in the layout along the bank of the Musi River which is really an added attraction and a special feature and is a celebration of nature.

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