WE KICK in the door of this week's Noise Annoys in style with long overdue words on the latest release from fast risin' Derry punk rock trio Touts. The pleasingly titled Analysis Paralysis EP is being touted (hur-hur) as possibly the band's last shortform release before they knuckle down to deliver their already highly anticipated debut album, hopefully due out next year. Touts have built a solid reputation for delivering melodic yet gritty pop punk infused with gonzoid maximum r'n'b/ garage rock energy, which these latest four tracks further solidify. The latter is in fine spittle-flecked form on the energised pummel of EP opener Asleep, which finds Touts very much wide-eyed and awake as they crank out a heads-down three chord blaster that will be aural rocket fuel for the pogo set. Go F*** Yourself is surely a shoe-in for alternative Christmas number one this year – the campaign starts (and probably ends) here. Touts.tmstor.es or picked up at your friendly local independent … [Read more...] about Noise Annoys: Touts, The Bonnevilles, Sugarwolf, Crescent Moon Club & Output 2019
EID al-Fitr officially begins with the sighting of the new moon after sunset, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. However, before the festival can start it has to be officially sighted by a Shawwal moon-sighting committee. Here's what we know... What is the Shawwal moon-sighting committee? The role of a moon-sighting committee is to spot and chart the arrival of the crescent of the Shawwal moon. Once the crescent has been spotted the committee can then announce the start of the Eid Al Fitr celebrations. The committee in Saudi Arabia spotted the crescent on Thursday, which means today, Friday June 15, is the first day of Eid. Eid means the festival of breaking the fast, referring to a celebration of the end of daily fasting through the month of Ramadan. The celebration, usually marked with a feast, is held on the first day of Shawwal, the next month in the Islamic calendar. But the time varies around the world depending on when the moon is spotted by each … [Read more...] about What is the Shawwal moon-sighting committee, how do they announce the start of Eid and who are the members?
RAMADAN is drawing to a close for Muslims across the world, which means Eid al-Fitr is upon us. In Saudi Arabia Eid is a significant public holiday, so the sighting of the moon which marks the festival's beginning is a major event. Here's what you need to know... Has the Eid al-Fitr moon sighting started? Eid al-Fitr officially begins with the sighting of the new moon after sunset, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Islam follows a lunar rather than a solar calendar - with the Eid festival falling on the first day of the 10th month of Shawwal. Many mark the new month only by seeing the crescent moon in the sky - with other Muslims following suit. However this can vary, with Iran abiding by a government announcement on when Eid starts. This year most Muslims will be observing the start of Eid on Friday, June 15, after the moon was finally officially sighted in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening. Eid begins the month of Shawwal, which starts with a feast to end the period … [Read more...] about Eid 2018 – has the Eid al-Fitr moon sighting happened and when will Eid start?
News / UK and world by Press Association May 30, 2018, 3:31 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has been discussing what he sees as the future of humans in space, and how heavy industry will move off Earth’s surface. Bezos has his own space exploration firm – Blue Origin – and at the Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, he gave an insight into the firm’s plans for colonisation of the moon. Speaking to Geekwire’s Alan Boyle, the billionaire said: “We will have to leave this planet. “We’re going to leave it, and it’s going to make this planet better. We’ll come and go, and the people who want to stay, will stay. “The Earth is not a very good place to do heavy industry. It’s convenient for us right now. “But in the not-too-distant future – I’m talking decades, maybe 100 years – it’ll start to be … [Read more...] about Amazon boss Jeff Bezos outlines plans for moon colony
News / UK and world by Press Association May 18, 2018, 4:34 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Skygazers were treated to a beautiful celestial show as Venus appeared next to a glowing crescent moon. Just two days past its new phase, the slender moon was around 9% illuminated, with its surrounding glow caused by sunlight reflected by Earth – a phenomenon known as earthshine. While the two appeared close to each other, they are much further apart in space. The moon is around 226,000 miles (364,000km) from Earth, while the distance between Venus and our planet is a whopping 126 million miles (203 million km). On hand to capture the celestial meeting was amateur astronomer David Blanchflower, who said Venus will also be seen next to the moon on Friday evening. Meanwhile musician Dave Palmley from Scotland, who is currently writing a book about violin tuition for beginners, shared a photo of the scene on Holy Isle, one of the … [Read more...] about Venus and crescent moon shared the sky and it made for some spectacular photos