Land subsidence due to groundwater exploitation in Hanoi, as well as many other localities, has become a concern for the management of water resources. A sinkhole caused by drilling a well in Quang Bi Commune of Hanoi's Chuong My District. Earlier this month, a household in Quang Bi Commune of Hanoi’s Chuong My District drilled a well, causing a large sinkhole to open and forcing households to evacuate. Cracks were also reported along nearby roads. According to experts, the drilling of underground wells was one of the main causes behind recent sinkholes. Geologist Hoang Van Hoan, head of Water Resources Investigation under the National Water Resource Planning Centre, said this was not the first time such incidents have occurred in Hanoi. Sinkholes have been reported in many communes, including Dong Quang, Ngoc My and Yen Son in Quoc Oai District, as well as An Tien, Hung Tien, Hop Thanh, Le Thanh, Xuy Xa, Hop Tien, An My and Phuc Lam in My Duc District, said … [Read more...] about Drilling wells behind spate of dangerous sinkholes: experts
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The historic Super Bowl 50 showdown kicked off to a fittingly cutthroat start ( ads and all ) on Sunday. Not to be outdone, Coldplay delivered a colorful halftime show that included a medley of “Viva La Vida,” “Adventure of a Lifetime,” and “Fix You,” among others tunes and nods to the past. (It was kind of like School of Rock met a California kaleidoscope.) Oh, and as promised, Chris Martin thankfully shined the Beyoncé and Bruno signals, which led to an “Uptown Funk” – ” Formation ” showdown that ended too soon. Roll the clip above to witness (or relive) the ephemeral slayage, and read our critic’s take here . … [Read more...] about Watch Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Coldplay’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance
Images from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, in Delhi, on Saturday. SCORECARD IMAGE: Kieron Pollard celebrates after scoring the winning runs for Mumbai Indians in the IPL match against Chennai Super Kings, in Delhi, on Saturday. Photograph: BCCI Kieron Pollard came up with a scintillating innings to steer Mumbai Indians to a four-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings in the IPL match, in Delhi, on Saturday. The West Indies all-rounder, who took two crucial CSK wickets earlier, hammered 6 fours and 8 sixes in a hurricane, unbeaten on 87 off just 34 balls, scoring the winning run off the last delivery as the defending champions chased down 219 off the last ball. Earlier, Chennai Super Kings, rode on an unbeaten 72 off 27 balls from Ambati Rayudu and blazing knocks from Moeen Ali and Faf du Plessis at the top of the innings to post 218 for 4. The victory swelled Mumbai’s points tally to eight after seven matches and kept them in … [Read more...] about IPL PICS: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
One of the most stunning concert venues in the U.S. recently reopened just in time to celebrate its 80-year anniversary. Red Rocks Amphitheater, located near Denver, marked the milestone by honoring the people who have kept music and hope alive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the biggest names in music — including The Beatles, Daft Punk and Stevie Nicks — have played at the historic venue. But Wednesday, every performer was a relative unknown, though not unimportant. Each has shared their music during the pandemic. Emily Worthem, an ICU nurse, sang to her critically ill COVID-19 patients. "Maybe it would give them some sort of comfort, some sense of humanity when they're feeling all alone in the COVID ICU," she said. Raditya Muljadi, 11, performed online piano concerts to raise money for Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which provides scholarships to young musicians. "I knew that famous people have performed there and I was super excited," he said of Red Rocks. … [Read more...] about Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre reopens with tribute to pandemic heroes
THE Premier League has been rocked after members of its 'Big Six' declared their intent to join a European Super League. Manchester United, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are all involved in the plot, which has been blasted by Gary Neville as "criminal" . Fans will be keen to know what is being laid out, how it would work and the impact any breakaway would have. SunSport explains the plans, as they stand - and the hurdles that have to be overcome: What is the European Super League? A 20-team breakaway league with matches to be played midweek and an end of season play-off to determine the winners, with a provisional kick-off from the start of the 2022-23 season. In addition to the 15 founding clubs, who cannot be relegated from the closed-shop elite, five clubs will be entitled to qualify each season. All matches will be played in midweek slots, with the clubs insistent they will be able to continue to play in their domestic leagues and “preserve … [Read more...] about What is the European Super League, which clubs have signed up, how will it work & will Champions League still exist?