A DONKEY FORCED to paraglide at a Russian holiday resort as part of a marketing stunt has been bought by the Sun newspaper.
Anapka, a female donkey, was dragged into the air over the Azov Sea in the south of the country for about half an hour.
After hearing of the incident, readers of the Sun wrote in and urged the paper to rescue the donkey. Garry O’Shea, a correspondent with the paper, said that thousands of people contacted them to secure the 17-year-old donkey’s safety.
Spurs coach Harry Redknapp has offered to stable the donkey at an animal sanctuary he’s opening in England.
Redknapp told the Sun that he was “sickened by the actions of the scumbag who treated Anapka so badly,” and that he believes animals deserve the same protections as humans.
If the plasma comes into contact with atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere, the reaction will cause the famous glowing lights in the sky.
Watch Sunday’s solar flare:
Sunday’s eruption – called a coronal mass ejection – was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said “It’s the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time,” adding, “We got a beautiful view of this eruption, and there might be more beautiful views to come – if it triggers aurorae”.
However, the solar tsunami might also cause space storms, which can damage satellites, knock out power grids, and disturb other communication systems on Earth.
Scientists warn that our sun is currently at its quietest in over a century, resulting in what is known as a “solar minimum” phase – which could mean that we are overdue some bad solar weather, otherwise known as a “solar maximum”.
But while scientists cannot say for sure whether Irish sky-searchers will be able to see the lights as they occur, many will nevertheless be looking to the skies tonight in the hope of catching a glimpse of the elusive lights.
“The majority of people in this country consume alcohol in a moderate, responsible manner that is entirely compatible with a healthy lifestyle and in line with European norms,” said Kathryn D’Arcy, director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland.
Some people can no longer afford to drink alcohol, others could be looking after their health, while many have suggested that the reduction in consumption could be related to emigration rates.
So today we want to know what do you think. Have you reduced your alcohol consumption in the past year?
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