Author: Barbara T. Palmer

"Prone to fits of apathy. Devoted music geek. Troublemaker. Typical analyst. Alcohol practitioner. Food junkie. Passionate tv fan. Web expert."

The Houston Texans have reworked the contract of star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, giving him the opportunity to become a free agent after this season. The Texans acquired Diggs in a trade with the Buffalo Bills, and the reworked deal includes moving up guaranteed money for Diggs to the upcoming season. This deal not only gives young quarterback CJ Stroud a consistent receiver to throw to but also incentivizes Diggs for next season. The reworked contract also gives the Texans an out if needed, providing flexibility for the team moving forward. In addition to the contract restructure, Diggs will be…

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Facebook is set to unveil a new, full-screen video player on Wednesday in an effort to enhance the viewing experience for users. The upgraded player will default to a vertical mode and provide improved recommendations for videos of all lengths and formats. This move is expected to have a significant impact on key factors for creators and advertisers, such as watch time, views, and reach. In addition to showcasing more Reels, the new player will offer controls like full-screen mode for horizontal videos and a slider to skip around in longer videos. By introducing these features, Facebook aims to compete…

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Get ready to experience the fascinating Purkinje effect during the upcoming solar eclipse, as scientists recommend wearing red and green together to witness a unique color phenomenon. The solar eclipse will bring a few minutes of darkness to the path of totality, spanning from Mexico to Canada. Discovered by Czech anatomist Jan Evangelista Purkyně 200 years ago, the Purkinje effect is related to how the eye perceives colors through the functioning of rods and cones. During totality, the sudden darkness will cause reds to appear darker and greens to appear brighter, creating an ideal color combination for viewing. The Purkinje…

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President Biden has criticized Israel over the killing of aid workers in the Middle East, sparking fears of a wider conflict in the region following an Israeli airstrike in Syria. Meanwhile, an earthquake in Taiwan has killed nine people and injured hundreds. In Oklahoma, a city council member with white nationalist ties has been ousted in a recall vote, while a video has surfaced contradicting claims that a 15-year-old girl wearing tactical gear was shooting at deputies before being killed. Former President Trump is suing Truth Social co-founders over delays in the company going public, while author J.K. Rowling is…

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Former President Trump has pledged to establish a “Christian Visibility Day” in response to President Biden’s declaration of “Transgender Day of Visibility” on Easter Sunday. Trump made this announcement during a recent campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he criticized Biden’s decision as a “total disrespect to Christians.” If elected as president again, Trump has promised that November 5 will be officially recognized as “Christian Visibility Day.” His national press secretary, Karoline Leavitt, also condemned Biden’s decision, labeling it as “appalling and insulting.” In defense of President Biden’s declaration, the White House issued a statement explaining that the intention…

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Xbox Unveils Nocturnal Vapor Special Edition Wireless Controller for Earth Day In celebration of Earth Day, Xbox has announced the release of a new wireless controller perfect for nature lovers. The Nocturnal Vapor Special Edition features a color scheme inspired by the beauty of nature at night, with a mix of light and dark green swirled in black. Part of Xbox’s Vapor series, the Nocturnal Vapor Special Edition follows the Dream Vapor and Stormcloud Vapor controllers. It boasts all the standard features of an Xbox wireless controller, including compatibility with Xbox Series X/S and One, PC, Android, and iOS devices.…

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Renowned Astronomy Professor Remembered as Eclipse Enthusiast The upcoming total solar eclipse in Dallas has sparked anticipation and nostalgia for one writer who has experienced the cosmic event eight times before. Writer and eclipse enthusiast, who is preparing to witness her ninth total solar eclipse with family and friends, describes the experience as a profound, visceral journey. During a total solar eclipse, the writer recalls cycles of light, darkness, death, and rebirth, where the worlds align like cue balls in the cosmos. Some people even scream and cry during this awe-inspiring event that brings together the forces of nature in…

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Arizona Honors Pluto as Official State Planet In a bold move, Arizona has chosen Pluto as its official state planet, despite its controversial reclassification as a dwarf planet in 2006. The decision comes as a nod to the state’s rich astronomical history, particularly the significant role played by the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff in the discovery of Pluto back in 1930. Once considered the ninth planet in our solar system, Pluto was reclassified by the International Astronomical Union due to its inability to clear its orbit of debris. It is now recognized as one of five dwarf planets in the…

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Crude oil futures saw a boost on the first day of the second quarter of trading as reports emerged of a missile strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria. The West Texas Intermediate contract for May delivery rose by 54 cents, settling at $83.71 a barrel, while the Brent contract for June delivery increased by 42 cents, settling at $87.42 a barrel. According to Syrian and Iranian state media, the missile strike was carried out by Israel and resulted in casualties, including a senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. This incident has been seen as a clear escalation of…

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In the upcoming primary election in June, Rep. Derrick Van Orden is leading a group of House Republicans intent on defeating Rep. Bob Good, citing his lack of commitment to governing. Good, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, has been embroiled in internal GOP infighting that has left the party’s agenda in disarray. Support for Good has come from fellow hardline House GOP members such as Reps. Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, and Chip Roy, who believe in a no-compromise approach. However, John McGuire, another primary opponent of Good, has criticized him for his conduct and name-calling of fellow Republicans,…

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