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Here's why these famous landmarks are going dark on Saturday

Founded in 2007 in Sydney, the movement has come a long way. In Brunei, Earth Hour was observed with two iconic landmarks in the capital - Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex and Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque - as focal points as the event rolled across the globe simultaneously.

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Millions worldwide to turn off lights for Earth Hour 2017

Brands across the world have also joined in unison to support Earth Hour . At 8:30 p.m. today, you can make a statement about the climate change and environmental impact by celebrating Earth Hour and turning off your lights for one hour.

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No. 1 Gonzaga advances in NCAA tournament

I wanted to get there personally. And that he would have a chance to appear in the Final Four? Former Cinderella-turned-powerhouse Gonzaga powered its way into its first Final Four with decisive 83-59 victory over Xavier in the NCAA West Regional final on Saturday at the SAP Center.

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Nintendo wants to create new Intellectual Properties on Switch

In a talk with investors Thursday , Gamestop chief operating officer Tony Bartel said the retailer almost sold a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for every Switch they sold. Nintendo president Kimishima Tatsumi said that by the time Nintendo wants to start selling something else, the Switch's overall sales will have reached 110 million units.

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Westin Guam going dark for Earth Day 2017

Naomi Hicks, Head of WWF UK's Earth Hour , said: "We are at a real crossroads when it comes to our planet's future". In his message on Earth Hour being commemorated the world over on today (Saturday), he urged parliamentarians and people to observe the worldwide Earth Hour by voluntarily switching off extra lights for one hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

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Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican who is chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, told Fox News late Wednesday that he had reached "an agreement in principle" with President Donald Trump on changes that could earn more conservative support .

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Capital City celebrates Earth Hour

According to the World Wildlife Fund , there is no reason why people should not participate in Earth Hour 2017 . Earth Hour is a global event , organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Hilton is hosting a #Travelwithpurposecontest where winners receive a free five-night stay in Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre in Iceland. With 2016 breaking temperature records for the third consecutive year, it's never been more important to tackle climate change.

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Celebrate Earth Hour Saturday, March 25 at 8:30 Pm

Skylines around the world fell dark on Saturday night to mark the tenth Earth Hour . "When people across the world participate in the same event , it sends the message that we're all in it together", Immo Fischer, from WWF Germany, told Deutsche Welle.

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New Zealand battle to stumps in good position in third test

That catch not just left du Plessis spellbound but also added a surprise smile on umpire Bruce Oxenford. "We've got a long way to go to get a good total", Hashim Amla said after his 50 and an unbeaten 33 from Faf du Plessis helped the Proteas recover from a disastrous start on a rain-disrupted day in which only 41 overs were possible.

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Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole Welcome First Child

Liam Payne shared exciting news on Instagram on Saturday afternoon: he is now a dad! "It's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far". We have a feeling they would be really, really good friends! However, Liam's baby announcement coincided with what would have been the 44th birthday of Louis' mum Johanna , who sadly died in December after bravely battling leukaemia.

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India joins the world to observe Earth Hour on Saturday

People play with lit balloons after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, March 25, 2017. In a memorandum circular, the DILG secretary directed all provincial governors, city/municipal mayors, punong barangays, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) secretary, and DILG regional/ provincial directors to advocate and widen public participation in the Earth Hour 2017.

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Earth Day 2017, Don't turn on the lights this weekend

Landmarks from the Eifel Tower in Paris to the Empire State Building in NY to the Sydney Opera House will shut off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The world was turning off the lights and turning up the awareness Saturday night. " Earth Hour is an excellent way for Carrboro to connect with the global effort to recognize climate change and the raving attention of the public to energy issues and environmental issues", Haven-O'Donnell said.

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Sueno to LGUs: Go beyond Earth Hour 2017

A compilation of the photos submitted to the WWF will be uploaded to their official Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/wwf.philippines to showcase endeavors in celebration of Earth Hour 2017 around the country. MPs from all political parties are celebrating Earth Hour , sending a united message that this is a pivotal time for our planet and more needs to be done to tackle climate change and build a sustainable future.

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Trump turns to taxes after Obamacare blow

He gave his vote to Trump in November and wanted to see Obama's health law repealed, but found himself rooting for the GOP replacement bill to fail. A - The quick answer is it's easy to vote against something when it stands no chance of becoming law.

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McCowan's career night lifts Bulldogs

McCowan finished with 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots. "I just think that our league has gotten so rugged that it prepares you for any type of thing that you could see", Washington coach Mike Neighbors said . "She's had an wonderful career that's obviously not over yet". "I'm so grateful to have been able to go to the University of Washington", she said.

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Earth Hour plunges homes, landmarks and DIA into darkness

It was started by the WWF in 2007 in Sydney with more than two million participants and over the past ten years it has grown to include 162 countries and engaged millions of participants around the world. That combined with the move to daylight time meant Earth Hour power use could not be properly compared with consumption at the same time the week before.

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Let's spare an hour for Earth

They wanted to grab the world's attention towards rising carbon emissions globally, which is one of the main causes for global warming. Weather patterns, climates and natural environments are changing quicker than wildlife or people can adapt.

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Incredible video shows the stunning Southern Lights

The plane traveled more than 60 degrees latitude south with a viewing time of nearly five hours. "This green-colored stuff that moves quickly, it looks like you're looking into a green, streaky river". The flight path for the inaugural trip from Dunedin to catch the aurora. They booked the tickets just to look out the window. He said viewing the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, remains on his bucket list.

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Scores detained as Belarus Opp protest broken up

About 700 people had tried to march along Minsk's main avenue, but were blocked by a cordon of riot police wielding clubs and holding shields. "I was able to run to a nearby courtyard", demonstrator Alexander Ponomarev said . Prominent opposition figure Vladimir Neklayev reportedly was pulled off a train by police during the night while trying to travel to Minsk. Thousands have attended rallies in recent weeks to oppose a controversial new tax on "spongers" or "freeloaders" - those who ...

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Thousands of Cities Go Dark to Fight Climate Change

Earth Hour is meant to raise awareness of climate change and the importance of saving electricity. "The future of our planet is at stake, humanity has now exceeded the earth's caring capacity". In a video message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said: "Climate change continues to imperil lives and livelihoods around the world". In 2015, Earth Hour resulted in a savings of 1% of energy use in PoMo and a cut of 15 megawatt hours of electricity in the province.

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Blizzard Announces Starcraft Remastered Coming Later This Summer

After the remaster drops, Blizzard will release the original game and its Brood War expansion for free. Starcraft Remastered is due out for the PC and Mac this Summer. Starcraft Remastered will feature remastered graphics, revised dialogue and audio, and Blizzard friends and matchmaking support. The classic functionality of named custom games and custom game lobbies will be retained, for the familiarity of long-time StarCraft players.

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Nokia launches 150 dual-SIM feature phone at Rs 2059

Coming to the Nokia 150, it completely lacks the internet connectivity. It sports a 2.4-inch TFT display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. With the simple to use UI and Nokia's superior build quality makes the Nokia 150 a good alternative for senior citizens who might not use the Internet on mobile phones.

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Scottish landmarks set to join big light switch-off for Earth Hour

The tool allows customers to see their electricity use right down to the hour, compare their electricity use to similar homes nearby, to last year's usage, and to the average outside temperature. Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, New York's Empire State Building, the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, the Egyptian Pyramids and Tokyo Tower will be switching off the lights during their Earth Hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

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Turn lights off, help make a positive difference

The effects of climate change are pretty much undeniable from extreme weather events, health impacts of these, oceans warming and rising, ice melting and eco systems in peril. Each year witnesses a growing multi-sectoral support system, proving that more and more Filipinos believe in the message of Earth Hour . In a memorandum circular, the DILG secretary directed all provincial governors, city/municipal mayors, punong barangays, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) secretary, ...

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#Watch: Exclusive featurette for Sony Picture's sci-fi horror Life

He created terror out of the idea that, no matter how large space may seem, the closed, confined spaces of the Nostromo ship were suffocating enough to leave you paralyzed in fear. The pair were also behind the movie Deadpool (and are now working on Deadpool 2). Well, that and a way-too-qualified cast who can add some pathos to the nearly methodically expectant death scenes.

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Taipei 101, Carrefour, hotels observe Earth Hour by turning off lights

This was informed by the CMO media cell in a release . The idea of a large scale switch off was coined and developed in 2006, originally under the working title "The Big Flick". "In ten years, Earth Hour has helped protect seas in Russian Federation and Argentina, raised funds for conservation projects in Southeast Asia and the Amazon, and even created a forest in Uganda ", he said .

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NCAA Tournament 2017: Saturday's Elite 8 Scores, Updated Bracket and Schedule

They aren't just playing better than any team in the country right now, but they have played better than just about every team for most of the season. And, nearly blew a 22-point lead against Northwestern to round out their first weekend. The players can taste it, and I feel like this might be the breakout game.

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Superhuman safety the new Tesla rallying cry?

He shared a few new details about the Model 3 and its rollout, but I feel like the main point that transpired from the Tweetstorm is that Musk is trying to down-sell the Model 3 and push the Model S instead. Jonas believes that the Model 3 could potentially be 10 times as safe as the average vehicle on the road today, and safety qualities are considered among the most important selling attributes of any auto.

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Tar Heels, Berry roll by Butler

There is also Chris Holtmann , 45, in only his third year as a head coach at Butler . The 10th-ranked Terrapins (5-2) had to wait nearly a year for their revenge, but they found it Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field-as they cruised to a 15-7 win over No.

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Ryan on Health Bill: 'Doing Big Things is Hard'

The CBO said the amendments would also not increase coverage, meaning there would still be 24 million fewer people with healthcare by 2026 if signed into law. Trump, Ryan and other GOP lawmakers tweaked their initial package in a variety of ways to win over both conservatives and moderates. For older Americans approaching retirement, the cost of insurance could have risen sharply.

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Gorsuch Shows Few Cracks Heading Into Day 3 of SCOTUS Confirmation

Five more Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. That is, of course, unless the Senate majority opts for the "nuclear option" and gets rid of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.

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Turn off the lights tonight

Empire State Building, the Kremlin, Big Ben, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower and Egypt's pyramids are all scheduled to switch off. "Earth Hour is a chance for everyone to think about how to change their own behaviour in everyday life, to burden the environment less", Čárska said , as quoted by SITA.

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'Life' unleashes alien in scary confines of space

But it's a tagline. That kind of resonant insight is rooted in reality and reflected in movies: Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island", for instance, conveys not the political crisis nor even the fear of death arising from the nuclear-arms race of the postwar years but the existential dread, the sense of a changed relationship to the very notion of life and death, that seeped into the mental fibre of anyone who lived through it-including Scorsese, in childhood.

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Tri-Cities residents urged to go dark for Earth Hour

Pakistan joined the world community on Saturday in observing Earth Hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. The world is changing - fast - and it's never been more important to show support for action on climate change. While the hour-long event is organized to unite people against climate change the goal is to create a lasting impact and spur action. Organised by World Wildlife Foundation, the Earth Hour has gained vast support since its inception in 2007 from Sydney in Australia .

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Call of Duty WW2 Promotional Images Emerge - Rumour

According to an array of images showing the potential new poster and steel back book designs, Sledgehammer Games may be reverting back to where the series began with 2017's Call of Duty chapter being set in World War II. Last year's title, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, was a future-set science fiction game that took the game into space for the very first time. Infinite Warfare simply didn't connect with audiences in the same way past games like Black Ops 3 and Advanced Warfare did.


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