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With Warm Words and Fast Visas, Neighbours Woo IT Workers Fleeing Belarus | Technology News

By Ilya Zhegulev, Margaryta Chornokondratenko and Andrius Sytas

KYIV/VILNIUS (Reuters) – After Max Korolevsky said he was detained and beaten by security forces during mass protests in Belarus, he asked his IT company to transfer him to neighbouring Ukraine.

The 30-year-old, head of software testing at a technology firm he declined to name, is now in Kyiv, part of an exodus of workers from Belarus’ flourishing IT sector who are fleeing turmoil since a disputed Aug. 9 election.

Mass protests have rocked the country and represent the gravest threat to President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule since he took power 26 years ago.

Neighbouring countries from Ukraine to the Baltics have rolled out the welcome mat for people like Korolevsky and are wooing companies to relocate with fast-track immigration procedures, tax breaks and help finding office space.

Poland, for example, has set up a 24-hour hotline and offered fast visas, Polish language

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Technical Discussion: The rest of this week will feature warm but dry weather! | News

WEDNESDAY RECAP…

After a chilly and frosty start to the week, warm weather returned to Connecticut today! Temperatures reached the upper 70s and lower 80s in many locations this afternoon thanks to plenty of sunshine and a dry northwesterly breeze. Even the shoreline was warm due to the land breeze.  In fact, Bridgeport was on of the warmest places in the state with a high of 82 degrees.  The fact there is very little moisture in the soil due to the ongoing drought probably gave temperatures an extra boost.

For the Greater Hartford Area, the average (normal) high for September 23rd is 72 degrees.

THIS EVENING & TONIGHT…

The sky will be mainly clear, and the northwest wind will diminish after sunset. Temperatures will fall back through the 70s then into the 60s this evening, and overnight lows will be in the upper 40s and 50s.

TOMORROW & FRIDAY…

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Mapping Technology Reveals Channels of Warm Water Under Florida-Sized Glacier | Smart News

New research shows that a Florida-sized block of ice in Western Antarctica called the Thwaites Glacier is sitting on top of large channels that may allow warm ocean water to melt it from the bottom, Carolyn Gramling reports for Science News.

Two new studies, both published in the journal Cryosphere, provide a detailed map of the glacier’s two ice shelf regions and the ocean floor in front of and underneath them. As one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica, the Thwaites Glacier is the subject of close study—if the entire glacier melted, it would cause ocean levels to rise by 25 inches. When the new maps are incorporated into models of Thwaites’ melting, that will show whether the deep trenches might cause the glacier to collapse sooner than previously predicted.

“Understanding that process and how these cavities evolve will be key to understanding how Thwaites and western Antarctica will

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British Virgin Islands to Accept Technical Calls, Warm Lay Ups – Cruise Industry News

Ships in Tortola

The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has announced that permission has been granted for the acceptance of technical calls and warm layups at its seaports for cruise ships.

The goverment has agreed on conditions to allow cruise ships to carry out short-term berthing at the BVI Ports Authority’s Cruise Pier and Port Purcell dock under strict health and safety rules, according to a press release.

“It is important for the BVIPA to stay in line with the Government’s decision to suspend cruise liner visits to the Territory during the current COVID-19 Pandemic,” the port authority said, in a press release .”But the cruise business can be continued via what is known as a technical call or warm layup. This is not a cruise call, the vessel does not have any passengers on board, and it will be berthing exclusively to take on bunkers, provisions, spare parts and other services. No crew

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Halo of warm gas explains massive size of the Magellanic Stream

Sept. 9 (UPI) — Billions of years ago, a pair of dwarf galaxies known as the Magellanic Clouds were pulled into orbit around the Milky Way. Along the way, the Milky Way stripped a massive stream of gas called the Magellanic Stream from the dwarf galaxies.

Until now, scientists weren’t sure how the stream came to be so massive, but new models suggest a halo of warm gas surrounding the Magellanic Clouds fueled the growth of the Magellanic Stream.

Scientists detailed the predictions of the new models in a new paper, published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

“[Our] theory predicts that a high-mass Large Magellanic Cloud should be surrounded by a warm halo, and we believe that its existence will be confirmed from next observations at the Hubble Space Telescope,” study co-author Elena D’Onghia, professor of astronomy at University of Wisconsin, told UPI.

Previous models showed a combination of gravitational

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