BEIJING， July 17 (Xinhua) -- China's meteorological authority on Sunday renewed its blue alert for rainstorms in some southern and central regions.
Heavy rain or storms are expected in parts of Hunan， Jiangxi， Fujian， Guizhou， Sichuan， Gansu and Ningxia from Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon， the National Meteorological Center said in a statement on its website.
The areas， some of which might experience thunder and hailstorms， will see as much as 90 mm of precipitation.
The center called on local authorities to take precautions against urban waterlogging and natural disasters including landslides and mud-rock flows.
China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system， with red representing the most severe weather， followed by orange， yellow and blue.
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The observatory in the county of Cheshire, dominated by the iconic Lovell Telescope, is run by the University of Manchester. The nomination will now go forward in January for a final decision by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational http://www.philadelphiaflyersteamstore.com/adidas-brian-propp-jersey , Scientific and Cultural Organisation).
The observatory has just celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Lovell Telescope, which when it was completed in 1957, was the world's largest telescope with the dish spanning a diameter of more than 76 meters, and is now more powerful than as an icon of science and engineering.
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In preparation for inclusion in the World Heritage List, the site is working on a project to create a spectacular new gallery space that will celebrate the 'can do' story of the creation of the new science of radio astronomy.
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Professor Tim O'Brien, associate director of the Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics, said: "Jodrell Bank is the one remaining radio astronomy site, worldwide which dates from the early days, so it is very important that we protect and celebrate the physical record of our involvement in the creation of a new science."
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TOKYO, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dissolved the more powerful lower chamber of Japan's bicameral parliament and called a general election as a number of opposition parties have held talks about ways they could collaborate to better take on Abe's ruling coalition.
The general election will be held on Oct. 22, with official campaigning set to start on Oct. 10. Abe dissolved the lower house as soon as it convened at noon (local time) for an extraordinary session.
The lower house speaker on Thursday read the official declaration to dissolve the chamber while a number of opposition members boycotted the session as some of them believed Abe was avoiding debate over accusations of influence-peddling scandals he is currently involved in.
Much to the chagrin of opposition parties, Abe made no policy speech, shirked any parliamentary debate and held no press conference afterwards.
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The overall timing of the dissolution and calling of a snap election, observers have said, is to not allow the opposition camp enough time to fully prepare for the upcoming general election.
However Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's newly-formed Party of Hope may see an effective merger with the main opposition Democratic Party to better stand against the ruling Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) bloc in the upcoming campaign.
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