Beyond M87 galaxy and its Black hole

Located between Virgo and Leo, the M87 galaxy’s secret was revealed by the international team of researchers in 2019. According to the Astrophysical Journal Letters, they’d found the polarimetric in the black hole of the M87 galaxy, which is able to “launch energetic jets from its core.”

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/abe71d

The Event Horizon Telescope confirmed that this black hole is approximately 55 million light-years away from Earth.

The Astrophysical Journal Letters says “We perform quantitative measurements of relevant polarimetric properties of the compact emission and find evidence for the temporal evolution of the polarized source structure over one week of EHT observations.”

This image of the polarimetric in the black hole took more than 300 EHT scientists involved after first they took the image of the black hole in the M 87 galaxy in April 2017.

This spectacular image of the polarimetric outside of the black hole in the M 87 galaxy leads to more “details of the polarimetric data reduction and calibration methodology are provided,” The Astrophysical Journal Letters explains.

Throughout this research, EHT scientists analyzed data, collected information from the polarimetric in the black hole, and reconstruct the image.

As people continue to look out to the sky, not only will we travel to Mars, someday we might get to travel to other constellations a million light-years away.

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Grocery store shooting kills multiple, including A Police officer in Colorado

The suspect of mass killing, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa(21)

(updated 11:00 AM)

Around 2:30 pm in local time on Monday, a mass-shooting in South-Boulder, Colorado horrified the world. This event left 10 people dead and many injured. A suspect was injured but treated and in police custody.

Less than a week after the Atlanta shooting, Americans are fearing the uncertainty of safety in public space, even grocery stores.

The mass killer was arrested, but we still don’t know the motive. The first responder, a police officer, Eric Talley(51) died at the scene from gunshots being fired. He is survived by a wife and 7 children.

According to the Boulder Police Department, the victims of this massacre are Denny Stong(20), Neven Stanisic(23), Rikki Olds(25), Tralona Bartkowiak (49), Teri Leiker(51), Suzanne Fountain(59) Kevin Mahoney(61), Lynn Murray (62) and Jodi Waters(65).

The suspect is identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa(21). “He was kind of scary to be around,” said Dayton Marvel, who graduated from Arvada West High School in 2018 and was on the wrestling team with Alissa. Alissa once had an outburst and threatened to kill people during an intra-team match, Marvel said.

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VA Wrong Way Accident kills 3 and injures 4

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On Thursday afternoon, A Dodge driver eluding police took the wrong way onto the express lane of I-95. At the time, the line was open for southbound travelers but this driver took a northbound route, breaking through the closed gates. According to police, the driver, Tia O. Porter (46) from Richmond, VA, and her passenger, Stephanie T. Morton (26) hit an oncoming truck. The truck hit the guardrail and turned over, killing the truck driver, Kenneth E. Crosby Jr. (61), of Dumfries at the scene.

Later the Dodge was hit by an oncoming Hyundai Tucson and a Volkswagen vehicle. When the Dodge was hit on impact by the Volkswagen vehicle, the Dodge car burst into flames. The Dodge driver and the passenger died at the scene, but two other adults and two children from Hyundai and Volkswagen drivers and passengers were injured.

According to police, the Dodge driver drove 80 mph at a 65 mph zone, and police repeatedly tried to pull her over but she refused to stop. Eventually, she took the wrong way ending 3 lives including her own, and landed four other people in hospital beds.

The Truck driver heading home from his work was a civilian with the Marine Corps and a 9-11 hero. According to his friends and family, he was a 9-11 survivor, then a recently-retired Marine Corps lieutenant when the airplane hit the Pentagon where he had come to retrieve his retirement papers. He had courageously saved many of his colleagues and people by helping them into his truck and hauling them away for their safety.

Crosby’s family and friends are mourning his death tonight.

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GWA Today : 12 high-schoolers of COVID-19 Positive, A man possesses Long gun with unregistered ammunition detained at the VP’s Mansion in DC

Loudoun County, VA – A dozen high school students tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a cheerleading competition in Richmond, VA, according to NBC.

Dr. David Goodfriend, health director for Loudoun County stated the risk increases for young people and parents involved in club sports that aren’t following the social distancing and mask guidelines imposed during in-school activities.

Of course, many students and families are very careful to minimize possible exposures, but when in-school activities are involved, it can be much more difficult to stay vigilant. Loudoun County Public Schools said close contacts were quarantined, and the students who tested positive are staying home until they recover.

Washington, D.C.- A man in possession of a long gun with high-capacity ammunition magazines was arrested outside the vice president’s mansion in Washington, DC, on Wednesday.

Secret Service detained Paul Murray (31) from San Antonio, Texas around 12:15 p.m., and charge him for carrying a rifle or shotgun outside of a business, possession of unregistered ammunition, and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

Cops in Texas tipped off DC area authorities that a suspicious person was at the Naval Observatory mansion at 3400 block of Massachusetts Avenue.

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Washington D.C. Fires: Lower Humidity Causes Havoc

On March 15, fires from U street, I street, to R street in Downtown DC, EMS and fire trucks wailed all day long as heavy winds and dry conditions in the Greater Washington Area created conditions suitable for fire.

According to weather news, from today to Friday we have chances of rain. However, in one day, EMS received 477 emergency calls with 144 calls being critical and 251 calls being non-critical dispatches. Luckily no one was seriously injured except a firefighter who got away with a minor injury.

Some of the fires occurred in construction buildings and renovation housing, thus no one occupied these sites, and they were not hurt. However, 82 incidents being fire-related were noted to be significant, with many residents in danger due to high-density living.

The area might get some relief on Friday from possible snow, but the conditions are not pleasant for anyone living in DC at the moment.

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Korea and Japan: Too close to be Forever Friends or Forever Enemies

Throughout East Asian history, Japan has worked hard to gain its power over the Asian continent for centuries. Granted, East Asian history has spanned thousands of years, with power shifts between many different parties. However, the last villain has been Japan. During World War II, Japan forced many women into sexual slavery, including those from Choson (the last dynasty in the Korean peninsula), China, Russia, Mongolia, and even Europeans like the Dutch, to fund its imperialist military. Japan has taken many artifacts from various cultures it invaded during this time as well.

Due to its proximity and the strategic placement of Korea as a peninsula to the great Asian continent, Japan often sought to invade Asia through Korea. It seems that whenever Japanese governments needed to reorganize themselves and repress dissent, they’d use Korea as a tactic, engaging in war. However, ultimately, Japan has maintained its “victimhood,” refusing to accept that they were defeated in the last war, and maintaining their “innocence” in all matters, even though Japanese citizens that participated in the war had repeatedly revealed the truth of the sexual slavery Japanese government forced on the women of its colonized empire.

A few weeks ago, a Harvard professor and a Mitsubishi scholar John Mark Ramseyer argued that “comfort women” were actually contracted prostitutes rather than sex slaves. It brought outrage amongst the academic community. To add to his lack of credible assertion is the absolute lack of evidence to support his assertion. For example, if these sex slaves were actually contracted prostitutes with the government, where were the documents? He had none.

Yet Japan is a major player in East Asian politics, and they are also heavily invested in the economy of ASEAN countries. Korea and Japan are currently allies and maintain an amicable international relationship. For example, in 2011 Japan was devastated by a massive earthquake, and South Koreans collected funds and sent it over to Japan.

At the time, the Japanese media said, “We don’t need help from a lesser country,” infuriating the Koreans who vowed never to help Japan again.

However, in 2021, as Japan seeks to get the Olympics moving, Korea is one of the biggest walls against Japan. South Korea questions the safety of holding Olympics in a country that is currently storing a large amount of radioactive waste (Fukushima) as well as during the Pandemic. It seems many countries agree with South Korea.

Recently, the Japanese government has thanked South Korea for its kind donations during 2011, which they rejected 10 years ago. It is a political ploy to get South Korea to loosen up on its opposition to Japan holding the Olympics this year.

Korea and Japan can never be fully friends, and they can never be fully enemies. They’re too close to each other and hold a lot of emotions against each other. However, South Korea might wise up to Japan’s behaviors and learn to play against Japan’s passive-aggressive tendencies and play frenemy just as well, instead of continuing to reach out like a friend and getting used up every time until it gets too emotionally angry to be a “friend.”

This dynamic will probably go for a very long time, and because of its roots in history, it is doubtful as to whether it will ever go away.

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Meteor showers from Sky astonish Vermont residents

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Last Sunday, around 5:38 p.m., Mother Nature shows the residents under the sky how she has replenished her life and rejuvenated by herself. Obviously, people under the sky looked at the sky where it rained. The lights fall event has never been expected in the middle of the day.
Especially, North America, the state of Vermont was rattled by the unexpected guest that the big fireball rock, around 10 pounds of weight from the sky fell to the earth to astonish people with big surprised eyes.

According to NASA Meteor Watch on its Facebook, more than 100 people saw the meteor showers in the local time 5:38 p.m. Sunday, “There was no sound whatsoever,” Al Gregoritsch of South Burlington told  WPTZ. “I was very excited to see it. It’s a phenomenon I will never forget.”

The meteor was seen traveling northeast across 33 miles — from Mount Mansfield State Forest to Beach Hill in Orleans County south of Newport., the agency said.
NASA Meteor Watch wrote on Facebook, adding that the meteor was moving at over 42,000 miles per hour. “About 30 miles up, the pressure difference between front and back exceeded its structural strength. The space rock fragmented violently, producing a pressure wave that rattled buildings and generated the sound heard by those near the trajectory. Such a pressure wave can also couple into the ground, causing minor “tremors” that can be picked up by seismic instruments in the area; the wave itself can be detected by infrasound (low-frequency sound that can travel great distances) stations.”

SNS post has more than 500 comments. In addition to Vermont, people also reported seeing it in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and the Canadian province of Québec, and end of February, the UK also had meteor showers too.

Experts say that 48.5 tons of meteorite hit the atmosphere every day.

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Washington D.C. Residents In Fear as Carjacking Crime Soars

As the pandemic continues, Washington D.C. residents are worried about driving by themselves. The commander of the Criminal Investigations Division task force said the team has made 32 carjacking arrests so far this year as compared to just two during the same period last year.

Commander Ramey Kyle said carjackings, auto theft, and unauthorized use of vehicles have occurred during this pandemic. He said there have been 84 carjackings so far this year, compared to 17 at the same time last year. He stated that the task force is working to manage these carjackings, and since the task force launched, motor vehicle thefts have decreased.

For example, a resident parked his car a front of his apartment after he had a hectic day of work, and the next day in the morning he couldn’t come to work not because his car disappeared but because he had to report his car was stolen by someone to the insurance company, report police, and work too.

Another example, A couple of elders were trying to put gas in their car at the gas station that they regularly go to, and all of a sudden three face-covered men came out of their car, pointed a gun at them, and took the elder’s car. Things normally seen in movies are occurring in D.C. Another sad news is that there is a 12-year-old boy who is currently at large for involvement with carjackings.

As the pandemic continues and people are having a more difficult time living and maintaining their lives, people continue to be placed at heavier risks of both being perpetrators and victims of crimes.

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D.C expands COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to Residents

DC expands the Coronavirus Vaccination eligibility to its residents with chronic conditions: certain heart conditions, cancer, asthma, diabetes. This expansion makes the DC’s transition into the next phase of vaccine distribution, tier 1 of phase 1c that residential property maintenance workers and a variety of additional essential employees receive the vaccine as well.
Since the initial distribution of vaccination in December, D.C has been met short for eligible populations’ demand and available vaccination fills up quickly. According to LaQuandra Nesbitt, the D.C Health Director said in a conference on Feb. 18, Nesbitt said “Initially, we got a lot of feedback, often not positive, about the standing time about when we release appointments,” and “Nine a.m. doesn’t work for everybody. We have people who have jobs that they can’t come off of their job assignment to go to the website and claim appointments and so we’re going to attempt to be flexible for that.”
The updated vaccine registration portal will notify the groups of residents from the week’s priority ZIP codes when appointments become available. Since Feb.25, technical issues have blocked reservations at the vaccination appointment portal to D.C. residents who have wanted to take their vaccination as soon as available. Mayor Murial Bowser’s team states that “We know how stressful of a time this is, and we regret that this unfortunate situation occurred on a day when many of our residents with chronic health conditions were newly eligible for vaccination appointments,”.
Local governments are trying to get back to normal as quickly as possible but still, some states are alarming to reopen and back to businesses.
The 3rd revised stimulus impact payment passed at the Senate floor, scheduled to vote in the House on Tuesday and it will be passed respectively.

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COVID-19 and Tax-Free States for Retirement income

Despite an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the real estate market has been too hot to touch for many in need of housing for 2nd year in a row. Unexpectedly, many buyers have come out to buy a new home to replace their currently stuffy house, or to release their stress of dealing with the pandemic.
Government has provided 2 Economic Impact Payments. Recently Pres. Biden proposed $1.9 Trillion for the 3rd Stimulus checks for the all qualified Americans.

Americans have become smarter than ever before.
Americans have started to learn to save money from this harsh economic circumstance, along with learning how to maintain and know things better to secure a safer umbrella. Included are many retirees looking for the places that are more beneficial to live with less burden of paying to Uncle Sam.

For most retirees, they do not have enough money saved to live comfortably indefinitely. Those that are lucky equally fear not having enough to cover their twilight years. Both groups are thinking about moving to places that provide less financial burdens or disturbances, especially in light of the recent pandemic.

There are three main types of states taxes: income tax, property tax, and sales tax.

Tax-friendly states, or the “7 States” are Alaska, Florida, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Nevada, Wyoming. Like Illinois, Mississippi and Pennsylvania do not tax retirement income (401(k), IRAs, Pensions), but they tax on interest income and dividends. Alabama and Hawaii don’t tax pensions, but they do tax on distributions from 401(k) plans and IRAs.

Most seniors have experienced how vulnerable human beings are. With the pandemic bringing health issues to our minds, seniors now truly understand the importance of living near healthcare in proximity while also enjoying a quiet suburban community living. The above 7 states as a result continues to be popular destination for those thinking of moving for their retirement.

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