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Pink’s mini-me daughter Willow, 12, shaves long hair and unveils new buzzcut – photo

Pink’s mini-me daughter Willow, 12, shaves long hair and unveils new buzzcut – photo

It appears P!nk’s daughter Willow is following in her famous mom’s footsteps, at least when it comes to her iconic hair looks. The “So What” singer’s platinum blonde, often colorfully highlighted hair has long been her signature identifying feature, and now her daughter has unveiled her own statement-making sheared look. P!nk, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, shares her 12-year-old with husband Carey Hart, who she married in 2006, in addition to her son Jameson, seven. WATCH: P!nk’s daughter Willow performs with mom at Hyde Park The mom-of-two took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the latest round of photos from her time in Australia for her Summer Carnival Tour, simultaneously revealing her daughter’s new look. The first snap sees the mom-daughter duo posing next to Australian soccer player Lydia Williams, and Willow, who is her mom’s total doppelgänger, is seen with her typically long blonde hair newly shaved into a sharp buzzcut. Meanwhile, her mom has her usual platinum hair styled into a short mohawk and dyed in a soft purple. The two …

HS2: 10-mile long tunnel under Chiltern Hills completed almost three years after setting off | UK News

HS2: 10-mile long tunnel under Chiltern Hills completed almost three years after setting off | UK News

The machine digging HS2’s longest tunnel has completed its 10-mile journey under the Chiltern Hills, almost three years after it started. Dubbed Florence – after the nurse Florence Nightingale – the machine was greeted with fireworks and cheers from hundreds of HS2 workers on Tuesday. Florence was launched in May 2021 near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and set off on a 10-mile journey underground before emerging in South Heath, Buckinghamshire. Image: Pic: PA Image: Pic: PA It finished one of a pair of tunnels – at a depth of up to 80 metres – that will be used for HS2 trains travelling between London and Birmingham. HS2 explained: What is the route now? The second tunnel is set to be finished within the coming weeks. Image: Pic: PA Image: Pic: PA Described as an “underground factory” by HS2 Ltd, Florence ran with a crew of around 17 people working in shifts to keep it running constantly. During its journey, the machine excavated the tunnel, lined it with 56,000 pre-cast concrete segments and grouted them into position, moving …

Sweden will complete its ‘long farewell to neutrality’ with Nato accession | Sweden

Sweden will complete its ‘long farewell to neutrality’ with Nato accession | Sweden

Just a few short months ago, Sweden’s Nato membership seemed a very long way from being a done deal. Having submitted its application to join in May 2022 after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it seemed at times as though Stockholm might be left hanging interminably. While Finland, which had applied to join the alliance at the same time as its neighbour, became a member at record speed last April, Sweden got stuck in a diplomatic quagmire. Last summer a series of Qur’an burnings in Sweden inflamed ties with Turkey, making a “yes” from Ankara look unlikely and at times inconceivable. And as recently as September, Viktor Orbán’s government was embroiled in a public war of words with Sweden over criticism of Hungary’s democracy and teaching in Swedish schools. Late last month, after Turkey’s parliament had given Sweden the green light, the Hungarian prime minister was still pushing for negotiations in a public letter to his Swedish counterpart, Ulf Kristersson. Now all that is history. The almost two-year waiting game ended last week when Hungary’s ruling …

China’s latest Long March rocket to debut in year of record missions

China’s latest Long March rocket to debut in year of record missions

BEIJING: China’s Long March 12, capable of sending bigger satellites with more functionalities into the Earth’s orbit, is expected to make its debut flight in 2024, in a year of record launch missions for the country, state media reported on Monday (Feb 26). Propelled by six liquid oxygen-kerosene-fueled engines, the Long March 12 will be able to transport a payload of 10,000kg to a low-Earth orbit, according to the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, a subsidiary of China’s main space contractor. That means the Long March 12 would be able to transport half a dozen large communication satellites into orbit on one mission, putting it almost in the same category as the heaviest variant of the Long March 3, which is used to launch the satellites of China’s homegrown BeiDou navigation system. A small-lift rocket carries payloads of up to 2,000kg, while medium ones deliver up to 20,000kg and heavy rockets can carry payloads in excess of 20,000kg, capable of sending probes to other planets. Source link

Sponge on a string reduces long waits for diagnostic test for cancer | Cancer

Sponge on a string reduces long waits for diagnostic test for cancer | Cancer

A “sponge on a string” used to identify a precursor to one of Britain’s deadliest cancers is helping to reduce the long delays faced by patients who need a vital diagnostic test. An NHS trial of the innovative “cytosponge” has found that almost eight out of 10 people who are assessed using the method do not then need to join the waiting list for an endoscopy. About 8,500 patients in England have so far been tested using the cytosponge, a capsule the size of a tablet which, when washed down with a glass of water, expands in the stomach. It is then pulled out using the attached thread, allowing the cells it has gathered to be analysed to see if someone has Barrett’s oesophagus, which raises the risk of developing oesophageal cancer. Oesophageal cancer – cancer of the food pipe – is on the rise and is closely associated with risk factors such as poor diet, smoking, alcohol consumption and having a hiatus hernia. The ‘sponge-on-a-string’ is helping the NHS to screen people for, and …

10 Rules Of Ikigai, The Japanese Secret To A Long And Happy Life

10 Rules Of Ikigai, The Japanese Secret To A Long And Happy Life

Your Ikigai is a Japanese concept that defines your reason for being. Your Ikigai sits at the center of: What you love (your passion) What the world needs (your mission) What you’re good at (your vocation) What you can be paid for (your profession) RELATED: 7 Japanese Concepts That Will Drastically Change Your Life Here are the 10 rules of Ikigai, the Japanese secret to a long and healthy life: 1. Take it slow. “My secret to a long life is always saying to myself, ‘Slow down’ and ‘Relax’. You life much longer if you’re not in a hurry.” Live an unhurried life. Being in a hurry is inversely proportional to quality of life. 2. Stay active; don’t retire. “Walk slowly and you’ll go far.” Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years. 3. Don’t fill your stomach. Less is more when it comes to eating for a long life. Fill your belly to 80%. Rather than overeating and wearing down our bodies with long digestive processes that accelerate cellular oxidation, stop eating when …

The insanely long £15bn bridge 34 miles in length that’s the world’s longest sea crossing | World | News

The insanely long £15bn bridge 34 miles in length that’s the world’s longest sea crossing | World | News

A marvel of modern construction, China’s Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is 34 miles long and cost £14.8billion to build. It crosses the Lingdingyang channel in the Pearl River Estuary and holds the record as the longest bridge-tunnel system sea crossing in the world. The crossing is made up of the 7.4 mile (12km) Hong Kong Link Road, 18.3 mile (29.6km) Main Bridge and 8.3 mile (13.4km) Zhuhai Link Road. Open 24 hours a day, HZMB connects major cities in the Pearl River Delta to Hong Kong. It takes just 40 minutes to cover the roughly 26-mile (42km) distance from Hong Kong Port to Zhuhai Port and Macao Port. The structure’s viaduct section consists of three cable-stayed bridges: Qingzhou Channel Bridge, Jianghai Channel Bridge and Jiuzhou Channel Bridge. Between the three, the Qingzhou Channel Bridge has the longest main span, at about 458m long. Jianghai Channel Bridge’s steel tower weighs about 3,100 tonnes. The steel used for the bridge’s decks totals 420,000 tonnes, which is equivalent to the weight of 60 Eiffel Towers. The total bridge deck …

Savannah Guthrie makes emotional confession about late motherhood: ‘I had long given up hope’

Savannah Guthrie makes emotional confession about late motherhood: ‘I had long given up hope’

Savannah Guthrie is opening up about a difficult period in her life. Speaking to PEOPLE Magazine, the Today anchor revealed that she “had long given up hope” before becoming a mom for the first time.  © NBCSavannah Guthrie with her children Vale and Charles “I’m so grateful for my blessings. I really can’t get over it — I’ll never get over it,” she told the publication. “I got to have babies long past the time that anyone would really be hopeful, [and] I had long given up hope.” Now a doting mom of two, Savannah welcomed her first child – a daughter named Vale – at the age of 42. And on June 7, 2016, the journalist became a mom for the second time via IVF, introducing her son, Charley, to the world.  © GettyThe TV host shares her kids with husband Michael Feldman An open book, Savannah – who wed Michael Feldman in 2014 – has spoken candidly about their parenting journey. “I always wanted to be a mom, and it took us so …

Another Long Weekend With the Kids…Oh My

Another Long Weekend With the Kids…Oh My

Source: Nicoleta Ionescu / Shutterstock Motherhood defies all expectations: The depth of love for our children, profound purpose, and connection with something larger than ourselves that comes with being a mom. The experience is fulfilling on so many levels, nameable and un-nameable. Let’s not restate what we know or even regale the deliciousness of mothering, much as I’d love to do that. Rather, let’s examine aspects of motherhood that are less regale-able and the feelings and truths we hide from others and ourselves. And furthermore, the relentless expectations around mothering with which we punish ourselves. A confession: When my kids were young, sometimes I’d tiptoe past their rooms, trying not to be noticed because I couldn’t bear the prospect of another imaginary skit on the floor with the Calico Critters and talking toothbrushes. I frequently dreaded the weekends spent researching and shlepping to arts and crafts fairs, build-a-bears, flower-plantings, and Legolands that nobody wanted to go to or particularly enjoyed but that I felt I had to offer to prove (to myself) that I was …

Nikki Haley Is Sticking Around for as Long as She Can

Nikki Haley Is Sticking Around for as Long as She Can

By many media accounts, South Carolina is the “last stand” for Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley’s outside bid against Donald Trump. After all, the Palmetto State, which will hold its Republican primary on Saturday, is Haley’s home turf. She served as the state’s governor for six years and likely enjoys the highest name recognition there than anywhere else. Nevertheless, she trails Trump by an average of more than 30 points in public opinion polls of likely Republican voters in the state—a margin that, if borne out after votes are tallied, would prevent her campaign from declaring any sort of moral victory, much less a material one. Still, even if rejected by the voters who know her best, it appears that South Carolina will not mark the end of Haley’s candidacy. She has shown no indications of an early exit, while avoiding the money problems that typically foreshadow a campaign in its last gasp. In January, the Haley campaign outraised Trump, bringing in a reported $11.5 million in donations—$2.7 million more than the former president’s campaign. …