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Famed Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully dies aged 94

Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has passed away, the team announced.

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Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has passed away, the team announced. He was 94.

"He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more. He was their conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw.  Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers – and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles," the team said in a statement. 

"Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers -- and in so many ways, the hearbeat of all of Los Angeles. 

Scully became a baseball fan at the age of 8 and began his broadcasting career at Fordham University after spending two years in the Navy. He called football and basketball games, and also played baseball, even playing a game against future president George H.W. Bush, who was on Yale University’s baseball team. 

He joined the Dodgers radio and television booths in the 1950 season, when they were still in Brooklyn. Scully came with the Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958 and stayed with the club until his retirement in 2016. 

He also worked national broadcasts for Major League Baseball, the NFL, the PGA Tour and also worked for NBC Sports from 1983-89. 

Scully's most famous NFL call came with CBS in 1982, as he was on play-by-play for Joe Montana's touchdown pass to Dwight Clark in the NFC Championship game. 

Also while with CBS, Scully was part of the broadcast team tasked with calling The Masters from 1975-82. 

Scully was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1982 and received the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award from Bud Selig in 2014. 

Moreover, the iconic broadcaster also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. 

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Death toll in Hyderabad gas leakage climbs to five

The injured were under treatment at a hospital in Karachi

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Death toll in Hyderabad gas leakage climbs to five

Hyderabad: The death toll from a gas leakage blast at Hyderabad’s Pathan Colony a few days ago climbed to 5 on Thursday.

According to the details, the incident took place a few days ago women forgot to turn off the gas at night and in the morning an explosion occurred when the stove was lit in the kitchen.

The injured were under treatment at a hospital in Karachi. 

Those who lost their lives in the incident were 65-year-old Ratan, 60-year-old Sawatri, their young daughter, and another person.

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Pakistan, Denmark sign inter-governmental framework agreement

Interest-free loans will be extended for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water supply and waste-water treatment sectors

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Islamabad: Minister for Economic Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan and Denmark enjoy a friendly and cordial relationship, and there is a lot of potentials to enhance the relationship between both nations.

He was talking to Danish Ambassador, Lis Rosenholm in Islamabad after the signing of an inter-governmental framework agreement to enhance financial cooperation in the energy and water sector.

Under the agreement, interest-free loans will be extended for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water supply and waste-water treatment sectors.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told the ambassador that efforts to revive bilateral economic and development cooperation are underway with Denmark, agreeing to provide budget support to the Government of Pakistan through Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement.  

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Earth to witness last supermoon of the year today

This will be the fourth supermoon in a row, and the last one of 2022.

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Earth to witness last supermoon of the year today

The last Supermoon of 2022 is set to appear tonight. 

As summer slips into autumn and nights begin to grow longer, the final supermoon of the year will make a big splash Thursday (Aug. 11).

Supermoons occur when a full moon is within 90 percent of perige or the point where the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit. This celestial phenomenon causes the moon to appear bigger and brighter than usual.

Scientifically, supermoons radiate around 30% more light on Earth than usual. However, there are only 3-4 supermoons in a year! 

The full moon of August, known as the Surgeon Moon, will occur on Thursday (Aug. 11) at approximately 9:36 p.m. EDT and 6:36 p.m. PDT (Friday at 0136 GMT). The supermoon will peak around 01:36 am GMT at night. It will occur when the moon is within 90% of its closest approach to Earth, making it a "supermoon" according to Fred Espanak, an eclipse expert and retired NASA astrophysicist. 

We have already witnessed three supermoons this year, in May, June, and July. 

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