It’s time to stop UFO mania

Friends and colleagues have urged me to write something about UFOs, because the topic is hot again and I’m sort of the space alien reporter on staff. This refers not to where I’m from, but to the kind of stuff I used to write about. I wrote a book (“Captured by Aliens,” 1999) that was primarily about the scientific search for extraterrestrial life and included a long section on UFO mythology. I’ve been to Roswell. I wrote about the mass suicide of the 39 Heaven’s Gate cultists who thought they would be transported to a spaceship trailing comet Hale-Bopp. I’ve interviewed people who think their bodies have become inhabited by aliens from the Pleiades.

But I’m wary of returning to that strange universe, because anything I write is guaranteed to be unsatisfying for everyone involved. My strong suspicion is that the number of UFO sightings that involve actual

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Is Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) A Smart Long-Term Buy?

Heartland Advisors, an investment management firm, published its “Heartland Mid Cap Value Fund” second-quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. In the letter, the fund mentioned that its stock selection was strong in several sectors, and the portfolio finished the first half of the year ahead of its Russell Midcap® Value benchmark. You can take a look at the fund’s top 5 holdings to have an idea about their top bets for 2021.

In the Q2 2021 investor letter of Heartland Advisors, the fund mentioned Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOPE) and discussed its stance on the firm. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. is a Phoenix, Arizona-based post-secondary education services provider with a $3.9 billion market capitalization. LOPE delivered a -5.51{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec} return since the beginning of the year, while its 12-month returns are up by -7.86{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}. The stock closed at $88.10

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Worldwide Learning Management System Industry to 2026

DUBLIN, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Learning Management System Market (2021-2026) by Component, Function, Delivery Mode, Deployment, User Type, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of COVID-19 with Ansoff Analysis” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Global Learning Management System Market is estimated to be $13 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $27 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 15.8{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of schools, colleges, and universities across the Globe. Hence, the situation is rapidly transforming the education ecosystem. This has surged the demand for LMS software solutions and other online teaching techniques amongst the educational institutions and students. The key features of LMS include Artificial Intelligence, Automated Admin Tasks, Platform Consolidation, Personalized Learning Paths, Instinctive User Interface, Course Management, Certifications and Retraining, Course and Catalog Management, etc.

The major growth drivers for the market

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Satelight’s Science-Fiction Anime Sakugan Unveils Visual, October 7 Premiere – News

The official website for Sakugan (Sacks&Guns!!), Satelight‘s anime of Nekotarō Inui’s Sakugan Labyrinth Marker (Drilling Labyrinth Marker) novel, unveiled a new visual and revealed the anime’s October 7 premiere date on Friday.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and MBS on October 7 at 11:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT), and will then run on BS11 on October 9. The three main cast members and the director will appear at an advance online screening of the first two episodes on September 19 on the Niconico Live service.

The anime was delayed to 2021 from its originally slated 2020 broadcast. Crunchyroll will stream the anime as it airs in Japan, and it premiered the first episode in advance on Thursday.

The novel’s description on the Everystar website reads:

The distant future, long after the Western calendar is no longer used.

Humans live shoulder-to-shoulder, cramped in the “Labyrinth,” an

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