Largest full moon in many people’s lifetime is about to shine

On November 14 going to witnesses the Biggest, brightest supermoon to ever grace the skies.

Supermoon occurs when the moon is not only full, but it is orbiting close to earth. This month’s full moon will be the closest to Earth since January 26, 1948.

If the weather is clear, the moon will be at its biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years, and it won’t put on a similar display until late 2034, astronomers say.

Calling the moon Extra-supermoon, Astronomers explain why it is so

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“Since the moon has an elliptical orbit, one side of the orbit (the perigee) is about 48,000 kms closer to Earth than the other side (the apogee). When the Earth, moon and sun line up in an orbit, while the moon is on its nearest approach to Earth, we are treated to a so-called supermoon.

Although this happens three times this year: on October 16, November 14 and on December 14. But the one happens on the November 14 becomes full just two hours after its closest approach to Earth.

When the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up as the Moon orbits Earth, that’s known as syzygy (definitely something you want to keep in your back pocket for your next Scrabble match).

When this Earth-Moon-Sun system occurs with the perigee side of the Moon facing us, and the Moon happens to be on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, we get what’s called a perigee-syzygy.

That causes the Moon to appear much bigger and brighter in our sky than usual, and it’s referred to as a supermoon – or more technically, a perigee moon.

 

Don’t Breathe’ Director Eyed For ‘The Girl In The Spider Web’

Director of the hits “Evil Dead” and last summer’s “Don’t Breathe”, Fede Alvarez, choice to direct the sequence of David Fincher’s 2011 thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
The pic is based on the new novel of David Lagercrantz, who took over for the series after the original novel’s author Stieg Larsson died in 2004. In the novel, Salander teamed up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to enter a world of the ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives-some willing to kill to protect their secrets.
The script penned by Oscar-nominated writer Steven Knight .The selection cams as Alvarez and Sony discussed the director’s potential next project for the studio, following his box office success with Sony’s “Don’t Breathe,” which grossed $150 million worldwide on a $9 million budget. His 2013 horror reboot “Evil Dead” earned $97 million worldwide on a $17 million budget.
This time Sony had been interested in Alicia Vikander for the role as Salander in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”
Scott Rudin along with Eli bush and former Sony Chief Amy pascal will produce “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” with Elizabeth Cantillon and Swedish production company Yellow Bird, who produced the original movie starring Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth. David Beaubaire is overseeing for the studio.

China Got A Magnetic Levitating that can go an insane 373 mph

World’s largest train manufacturers, The China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) recently announced that it had begun work on new type of magnetic levitation train that will able to achieve a top speed of 373 mph (600km/hr.), which is faster than any other train currently in operation.

China’s high-speed rail network is the world’s largest, with over 12,400 miles of track already built, funded with $538 billion in government money. In recent years, train operators from around the world have been chasing faster and faster speeds. Last year, a maglev train in Japan reached a speed of 366 mph, breaking a world record that had stood for 12 years. But the train won’t be ready for commercial use until 2027, due to the concerns about the infrastructure and costs to build the long tracks.

Meanwhile, the Shanghai Maglev is currently the world’s fastest commercially operational train, routinely zipping back and forth between the city and Pudong International Airport at 267 mph.

CRRC is not just building high-speed rail projects in China. The company is also spearheading projects in the UK, Australia, Southeast Asia, Iran, Mexico, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, and Russia. Noticeably absent from that list is the US, which is still struggling to get its own high-speed rail network off the ground.

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is developing an anthology series for Amazon

Creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner has found his next TV project, which landed at The Weinstein Company and Amazon to air on the streaming service, in a $70 million commitment for eight-episode straight-to-series order. Series will be co-financed by TWC and Amazon.

Weiner will create and exec produce the untitled series. He’ll also serve as a director.

After a start in sitcoms, Weiner made his mark on HBO’s mob drama The Sopranos where he became a key writer, rising to executive producer and sharing in the series’ two best drama Emmy Awards. HBO (and a host of other networks) famously passed on his Mad Men before the period ad-agency drama found its way to AMC, then known mostly for its repeats of movie Westerns. Weiner has won a total of nine Emmys to date, 2 for The Sopranos and 7 for Mad Men.

“We are thrilled to be working with Matthew Weiner on his new project,” said Harvey Weinstein. “He is an incredible storyteller whose work on ‘Mad Men’ elevated television and kick started a new era of innovative programming with compelling and addicting television content. We’re looking forward to creating the next big series with him.”

EU-Canada trade deal, CETA still delayed by Belgian regional parliament

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is a proposed free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. If enacted, the agreement would eliminate 98% of the tariffs between Canada and the EU. Critics oppose the treaty on the grounds that it will weaken European consumer rights, including those concerning food safety, and that tariffs are already negligible.

Twentieth-century trade deals slashed tariffs. Newer ones between rich countries, such as CETA, focus on cutting other barriers to trade. After seven years of haggling, European negotiators dream of European toys and electrical products being sold straight to Canadians, without having to go through a second round of health and safety checks.

Paul Magnette, the head of government of Wallonia, spoke a day after he received an ultimatum of Friday to allow Belgium’s federal government to endorse the huge trade deal, known as CETA

“We cannot sign by Friday. That is not reasonable,” a combative Magnette told RTBF radio after EU ministers asked he reverse course in time for a discussion on trade by European leaders set for Friday.

All of them, including Belgium’s national government, back it. But Wallonia says CETA is a threat to farmers and welfare standards.

The EU fears that the delay of CETA would be fatal to the deal and send a bad signal to the world that it is difficult to reach trade accords with Europe.

The 28 EU leaders will discuss the draft CETA deal shortly in Brussels

Students of Ontario high school to take voluntary literacy test online

The Education Quality and Accountability Office is conducting a test of its new online assessment program at up to 900 high schools across the province.

The voluntary test in which 190,000 students will attempt the Ontario secondary school Literacy test online for the first time, will serve as a trial of the technical readiness of the EQAO and the schools to support online assessments, and is a “risk-free” way for students to take it ahead of the next scheduled assessment in March 2017.

If students pass the online test, it will count, but if they fail or don’t complete it, they will be considered “first-time eligible” for the test next spring.

There will be two sittings for today’s test, each comprised of two 75-minute sessions, and the program is open to all 72 school boards, as well as First Nations and private schools

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is an arm’s-length crown agency of the Government of Ontario in Canada which oversees the standardized testing.

The CW bringing back “Dynasty.”

The CW is returning with one of the iconic series in the genre, Dynasty. The network is teaming with The O.C. creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to reboot Dynasty.

The new Dynasty follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington—daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington—and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal—a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. In an age where dynasties appear everywhere—from reality TV to the polling booths—this epic drama features the one percent in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal, and, in some cases, murder.”

Schwartz and Savage are writing and executive producing the project along with Sallie Patrick. The project hails from the duo’s Fake Empire production company in association with CBS TV Studios. They have teamed with Revenge writer-producer Sallie Patrick and the original series’ creators, husband-and-wife duo Esther Shapiro & Richard Shapiro, for a new modern-day reboot of the classic series. CBS TV Studios is the studio.

Pusha T and Meek Mill’s New Song “Black Moses”

Pusha T and Meek Mill have just unveiled a new song from the forthcoming ‘The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired by Album compilation’ featuring Priscilla Renea.

The new song called “Black Moses.”, opens with Ranea soulfully singing about the perils of being a runaway slave as the rhythmic sounds of chains echo, mimicking that of a chain gang in the background.

The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired by Album compilation’ film, which is releasing on Friday, October 7th via Atlantic, tells the story of the 1831 Nat Turner-led Slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. T “Black Moses” allows both Pusha T and Meek Mill to shine as they deliver their fiery verses over a gospel-influenced