Kolkata: With the highly anticipated 2019 Lok Sabha elections drawing closer, Trinamool Congress nominee from Kolkata South constituency Mala Roy began her poll campaign on Wednesday. She was accompanied by Subrata Mukherjee, the party’s nominee from Bankura.Roy said that along with door-to-door campaign and rallies, she would give stress on social media as well. “We will approach the people on social media apart from going door-to-door. We will highlight the failure of the BJP government. Narendra Modi has not deposited Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of the people of the country as per his promise before the 2014 election. The note ban had affected common people very badly. The hate politics of BJP has become a major disaster for India. All these things will be highlighted during the campaign,” she added. A veteran politician, Roy had joined the Chatra Parishad in the 1970s. She had worked with leaders like Siddhartha Shankar Roy, Ajit Panja, Priya Ranjan Das Munshi and Pranab Mukherjee. A household name in South Kolkata, she is now the chairperson of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. It was Roy who had started the fair of foreign birds in the city to create awareness among people, particularly the children and youth. The fair has become very popular in Kolkata and is now being held in most of the wards. “South Kolkata is an important seat and is the focus of news throughout the country. The development projects taken up by Mamata Banerjee have benefitted all sections of people. During our campaign, we will highlight the development work carried out in the city,” Roy said. Roy was watching television at KMC headquarters, when Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee announced her name for the South Kolkata seat. “I am grateful to Mamata di for selecting me for the seat. I will work for the people.” It may be recalled that Roy was a Member, Mayor-in-Council, during the tenure of Subrata Mukherjee as Mayor from 2000 to 2005. The seven segments under the Kolkata South Lok Sabha seat are Kasba, Behala East and West, Kolkata Port, Bhowanipore, Rashbehari and Ballygunge. South Kolkata is the only constituency where six of the seven segments have a minister each. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is an MLA from Bhowanipore. The other ministers are Javed Khan from Kasba, Partha Chatterjee from Behala West, Firhad Hakim from Kolkata Port, Subrata Mukherjee from Ballygunge and Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay from Rashbehari. Sovan Chatterjee, who was a minister until recently, is an MLA from Behala East. Senior party leader Subrata Bakshi, who had been elected from the Kolkata South seat, had won by 1.36 lakh votes in 2014.
LONDON — It’s said that history often repeats itself — the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. Many Britons feel they are living through both at the same time as their country navigates its way out of the European Union.The government awarded a contract to ship in emergency supplies to a company with no ships. It pledged to replace citizens’ burgundy European passports with proudly British blue ones — and gave the contract to a Franco-Dutch company. It promised to forge trade deals with 73 countries by the end of March, but two years later has only a handful in place (including one with the Faroe Islands).Pretty much everyone in the U.K. agrees that the government’s handling of Brexit has been disastrous. Unfortunately, that’s about the only thing this divided nation can agree on.___Follow Jill Lawless on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/JillLawless . Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit at: https://www.apnews.com/BrexitJill Lawless, The Associated Press
CALGARY — Oil has begun to flow on the southern leg of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, the energy firm said Monday.Spokesman Shawn Howard says the company began filling the US$2.3-billion line with oil Saturday morning in Cushing, Okla.That crude will eventually make its way to Houston-area refineries.Howard says over the coming weeks, TransCanada will inject about three million barrels of oil into the system.TransCanada is still awaiting approval from the Obama administration to construct the US$5.4-billion northern portion of Keystone XL more than five years after it applied for a permit.The company was able to move ahead with the Gulf Coast portion first because it doesn’t cross the Canada-U.S. border.
From the moment he walked into his new dorm room to his first breath of crisp September air on the Bruce Trail, Matt Beard has felt at home at Brock University.The first-year dramatic arts student has quickly settled into his role as a new Badger, with his peers, professors and other members of the Brock community helping with the transition.The 18-year-old Welland native has taken in the sights and sounds of Brock’s Orientation Week and is making the most of the exhilarating time that is the start of university.“On my first day, a student volunteer gave me a huge smile and helped me find my way,” said Beard, whose mother Amanda Laprise is Brock’s Brand Engagement Officer. “Everyone here is really friendly, from the new dons in my residence to the professors in my classes.”It was while entering one of those classes for the first time that he realized he had begun an important new chapter in his life.“Hearing the ambient chatter and seeing the professor standing at the front of the class was surreal,” he said.But the experiences have not been limited to the classroom. Beard also enjoyed meeting new people at the O-Week festivities put on for new students by the University’s Orientation Planning Committee.“The events were so welcoming,” he said. “When you stood by yourself, people would approach you, so that you didn’t necessarily need to be outgoing. It’s important to remember that we are all in the same boat. Everyone wants to get to know each other, and O-Week afforded a lot of different spaces to meet people in a range of inclusive and safe settings, both quiet and loud. It offered much more of a variety than I expected.”Beard believes both big events and small gestures have allowed him to start his Brock experience on the right foot.“The paint party was crazy,” he said of the giant Friday-night bash that left students covered in every colour of the rainbow. “But there are little things, too, like the smile from the woman in the cafeteria or making paper airplanes with my professor on the first day of class. All of these things have made me feel at home.”Brock students Olivia Blevins, Arran Hamilton, Matt Beard and Sammie Marett had a colourful night at Brock University’s O-Week Paint Party on Friday, Sept. 8.In addition to the welcoming environment at O-Week, Beard also attributed his seamless entrance into university life to attending a Smart Start orientation session this summer.“It was a huge help in terms of knowing where my classes were,” he said. “It was like a cool trial day, and you can tell that people who attended feel a lot more prepared. My tour guide also gave me some really great advice and we became friends while he helped me navigate the Mackenzie Chown Complex.”Brock offers three transition programs — Smart Start, LEAP and BaseCamp — intended to help introduce students to University life and to help them find a sense of comfort in their new environment.In a time filled with excitement and change, Beard has managed to find a sense of calm on campus.“Every morning, I have been going down to the Bruce Trail,” he said. “That was one of the main reasons I came to Brock. It’s calming to be able to get out into nature so easily while still being on campus.”While his Brock experience is still in its initial days, Beard hopes to encourage other potential students to take the leap to attend university — not letting nerves stand in the way.“Your peers feel the same way you do,” he said. “And the professors and staff understand what it’s like to be a first-year student. It’s OK to be nervous, it will be a life-changing experience and there are lots of people who are here to help you succeed.”For students unaware of the supports available to them on campus, more information is available on the BrockU 4U website.
Interoperability is a large, intricate, and complex issue that can inhibit technological advances in the international mining industry. Players hold widely different views and interpretations a s to scope, content, application, and end state.Indeed, GMSG has identified interoperability as a priority industry initiative. So they’ve stepped up with a unique approach to the problem—a universal roadmap. It’s important for the industry.Interoperability overlaps and impacts other industry subject matter and developments such as data, integrated operations, and autonomous mining. The pressing need for a common enabling approach has spawned a number of interoperability development initiatives by international industry stakeholder groups – but substantial coordinated development and progress in advancing interoperability on the international stage has yet to materialise. The GMSG roadmap is to provide guidance “through the maze”.To build the roadmap, GMSG launched its Interoperability Definitions and Roadmap Project. The project provides common interoperability definitions, principles, terms, scope, and references needed by, and to guide, further interoperability working group initiatives and developments. The result is generating input for the much-needed international roadmap: a landscape of interoperability initiatives, projects, organisation, and resourcing which are aligned, collaborative, and supportive with interoperability developments of other organisations.The interoperability project is basic but broad. It doesn’t get into details, specific technologies, or solutions; it’s described as a “mile wide, inch deep” logical perspective. It applies the principle of consensus based upon “close enough, not perfection”. The roadmap will consist of pragmatic, achievable, and incremental evolutionary steps that will enable change in the industry from its current state to the end state.The project is organised globally, with a working group leader (WGL) in each of four regions: North America, South America, Australia/Asia, and Europe/Africa. A project steering committee of 24 members drawn from a cross-section of stakeholders from the regions provides guidance; the four WGLs are members. Within each region, the project participants are organized generally into three teams to address logical groupings of deliverables. Two of the teams operate in parallelworking on items like definitions, principles, organizations; their results providing input for the final roadmap drawn up by the third team.GMSG has been addressing and organising this interoperability initiative and working group for the past two and a half years and has held several workshops on autonomous mining and interoperability and made significant progress. “The workshops have featured fruitful discussions and strong support; and often produced plans for future work. However, plans for development work on the roadmap still need further input, jeopardising the originally-targeted completion date of end June 2018. Time has become of the essence.”“To ensure the interoperability guideline and roadmap is a timely success in the face of rapidly advancing technology, further active leadership and strong participation by mine operators is needed to determine and drive industry advancements. In addition, more significant contribution by OEMs is required – as deliverers of the technology. Broadest stakeholder input will clearly make the roadmap fully comprehensive so as to maximise its usefulness to the entire industry. It behooves any company that sees the need for smooth interoperability in mining to shape priorities and benefit by being an integral part of the industry roadmap’s creation.”
Taxi passenger killed after Dublin city crash The driver was also injured. 17 Comments By Paul Hosford 44,999 Views A TAXI PASSENGER was killed and a driver injured following an early morning collision in Dublin city.The incident occurred around 1.40am at the junction between the North Circular Road and Portland Row. It is understood the taxi collided with a car.It left the passenger, in his 30s or 40s, dead and the driver with minor injuries. Both were taken to the Mater Hospital. The driver of the other car was uninjured. The road at the scene has re-opened following an examination of the crash site by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.Anyone with any information is asked to call Mountjoy Garda Station on 01-666 8600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3459401 Image: Google Maps Share192 Tweet Email Image: Google Maps Jun 23rd 2017, 8:07 AM Friday 23 Jun 2017, 8:07 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Les dernières images de Mars capturées par la caméra HiriseLa sonde MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) gravite autour de mars depuis le printemps 2006. Grâce à sa caméra Hirise, elle vient de réaliser des images qui ont été mises en vidéo par la Nasa.Mars se dévoile chaque jour un peu plus grâce à la sonde MRO. En orbite autour de la planète rouge depuis le printemps 2006, la sonde est équipée d’instruments de mesure qui lui permettent de scanner la surface et le sous-sol de la planète.D’un poids de deux tonnes et d’une taille de sept mètres sur 14, MRO embarque le Sharad (Shallow Subsurface Radar), un radar qui a permis de découvrir de nouvelles zones glacées. Il a même rendu possible l’analyse du pôle nord martien et de ses fosses en spirale, créées par les vents qui soufflent sur la planète.De plus, la caméra Hirise (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) a permis de réaliser des images extraordinaires d’une résolution jusqu’ici inégalée de la planète Mars comme l’indique Futura-sciences. Elle montre ainsi les champs de rochers de Utopia Planitia, les dunes noires du cratère Proctor et le souffle des vents qui modifie le paysage sablonneux en effaçant les traces des robots Spirit et Opportunity qui évoluent à sa surface.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAUne vidéo de 2 minutes 30 a pu être réalisée à partir des dernières prises de vue de la sonde. Elle laisse découvrir les régions d’Aerolis, de Zephyria, et les ravines géantes des monts Hellas.Découvrez la vidéo de Mars faite par la Nasa sur Maxisciences. Le 1 février 2011 à 12:07 • Emmanuel Perrin
Neutrinos ultrarapides : le physicien italien à la tête de l’expérience Opera démissionneVendredi, l’Institut italien de physique nucléaire, INFN a annoncé que Antonio Ereditato, le coordinateur italien de l’expérience Opera, avait démissionné. Fin septembre, son équipe et lui avaient révélé que des neutrinos avaient atteint une vitesse supérieure à celle de la lumière.C’est une expérience qui se termine bien mal pour le physicien italien Antonio Ereditato. En septembre dernier, ce chercheur et ses collègues de l’expérience Opéra ont révélé un résultat révolutionnaire : les neutrinos peuvent être plus rapides que la lumière. Une mesure en contradiction avec la théorie de la relativité d’Einstein qui a depuis été infirmée par d’autres expériences et par une possible erreur expérimentale. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Suite à cette révélation, une motion avait été présentée afin de réclamer le départ de M. Antonio Ereditato. Bien qu’elle n’ait pas été adoptée, elle a provoqué de sérieuses divisions entre les chercheurs, rendant la situation ingérable. L’annonce faite vendredi par l’Institut italien de physique nucléaire, INFN n’a ainsi pas vraiment surpris : le scientifique surnommé “le physicien du flop” par Corriere della Sera a donné sa démission. Une décision dont le vice-président de l’INFN, Antonio Masiero, a pris acte.Ce dernier a également indiqué que de nouvelles mesures sur la vitesse des neutrinos sont fixées au printemps prochain afin de vérifier à nouveau les résultats obtenus par Opera. Des mesures qui seront réalisées à partir d’un nouveau faisceau envoyé fin avril du CERN de Genève vers le Laboratoire souterrain du Gran Sasso, en Italie. En octobre, de nouvelles expériences avaient déjà permis de remettre en cause les résultats de septembre dernier.Le 2 avril 2012 à 15:52 • Maxime Lambert
BILLERICA, MA — For Joe Williams, accepting the 2018 Chopps Champion Award for Education at the Boston Marriot Burlington on May 17 felt like coming home.The Billerica resident, who has taught for 25 years at Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School, cooked at the area hotel after graduating from the Culinary Arts program at the same school where he teaches.“Before the kitchen was even built we were making food in a makeshift kitchen in the ballroom for events they had in this hotel. It’s kind of full circle that I am back at the Marriott receiving an award and the manager of the Marriot is one of my students from 2001,” Williams said.Williams was selected by the community as a 2018 CHOPPS Champion in the education category. In addition to public recognition, he was given a $1,000 check to donate to his charity of choice, which is the Wounded Warrior Project.Chopps Champion is an annual online community-wide content to recognize and salute local heroes in business, community, education, first responders/military, healthcare and technology. The annual awards are given to community members who have demonstrated excellence in their field through leadership, achievement and volunteerism.Tim Broadrick, Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical and Vocational School superintendent, said no one was more deserving of this award than Williams.“As a student, Joe was a national medalist in SkillsUSA competition, placing him among the top three Culinary Arts students in the United States.” Broadrick said. “As an educator, he has inspired and mentored countless young people who have gone on to careers in the hospitality industry. He has also remained active in SkillsUSA as a coach and advisor. He is the consummate mentor.”Williams is the lead teacher of Shawsheen Tech’s Culinary Arts Shop and Bakery. The school is a family tradition. He graduated in 1984. His eldest son graduated last year from the Electrical Program and his middle son is a 10thgrader in the Internet Program.“My youngest is in seventh grade, hoping to go to Shawsheen when he enters ninth grade, also to learn electrical. Shawsheen Tech runs in my family,” Williams said.In addition to teaching and advising in SkillsUSA, Williams is also a scout master for Troop 30, which meets at the Billerica Lodge of Elks. As with his work, he volunteers to give back.“I’ve had mentors my whole life. When I first started teaching, my teachers were now my coworkers, they have retired since but they were working with me when I first started for years and they were just great role models. They taught me how to get the job done,” Williams said. “I think I can teach anyone how to cook or bake or make something with food, but much of what I teach is employability skills: come to work every day, be on time, be ready to go and have a good attitude. I tell the kids even though they might not end up in the culinary arts for the rest of their lives, they still need those skills to succeed.”Williams was surprised and honored to be named a Chopps Champion. “You can win an award, but when you win an award for teaching it means that people see what you do and they appreciate what you do.”The Wounded Warriors Project Williams’ designated charity for the $1,000 prize given by the Boston Marriott Burlington. The organization’s mission to help wounded service members stuck a chord as his late father was in the Army and his son recently finished Navy boot camp.“I just want to say thank you to Mr. Broadrick, the staff, the teachers and the students who voted for me, I really appreciate it and hopefully anyone who wants to donate any money can look up Christian,email@example.com,with the Wounded Warriors so we can keep it going through Shawsheen Tech,” Williams said.(NOTE: The above press release is from Shawsheen Tech.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Teacher Joe Williams Named ‘Local Hero,’ Recognized For Leadership, Achievement & VolunteerismIn “Education”Nominate An Outstanding Wilmington Resident For 2019 Chopps Champions ContestIn “Community”Shawsheen Tech Welcomes 11 New Staff MembersIn “Education”
Road Accident logoFive people were killed in separate road accidents in Bakolia and AK Khan areas of Chattogram city on Friday.Four people were killed and 12 others injured when a truck hit several stationary human haulers near Shah Amanat Bridge in city’s Bakolia area around 11:00am, reports UNB.Three of the deceased are Nasrin Akter, 35, Shah Paran, 28 and Hasina Akter, 40.The injured were taken to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital, said CMCH police camp sub-inspector Zahirul Islam.In another incident, Sirajul Islam, 60, a transport worker, was killed when a covered van ran over him in AK Khan area in the city around 4:0am, said Zahirul.
Rape logo An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan faces his verdict in Germany on Thursday for the rape and murder of a student that fuelled a backlash against a mass migrant influx.A court in Freiburg was due to announce the verdict and sentence from 0830 GMT in a case that also highlighted shortcomings in cooperation between EU security and immigration authorities.Hussein Khavari, of uncertain age and origin, has admitted to the deadly night-time attack on medical student Maria Ladenburger, 19, in October 2016 in the university town near the French border.Khavari pushed her off her bicycle as she was riding home alone from a party, then bit, choked and raped her and left her on the bank of a river where, an autopsy showed, she drowned.He was arrested seven weeks later after a huge manhunt. Police had found a black hair partially dyed blond at the scene, then spotted Khavari by his hairstyle on security camera footage and linked him to the crime using his DNA.As the crime sparked public anger and revulsion, social media users posted sarcastic “thank you” messages to Chancellor Angela Merkel over her liberal policy that brought more than one million refugees and migrants to the country.Prosecutor Eckart Berger reminded the two jurors sitting alongside three judges that “on trial is a criminal offender and not Germany’s refugee policy”.Jailed in Greece -Khavari arrived in Germany, without identity papers, in November 2015, near the peak of the refugee influx, as an unaccompanied minor claiming to be 16 or 17 years old and hailing from Afghanistan.A police officer told the court that Khavari’s cellphone and social media accounts suggested he had long lived in Iran.Khavari was sent to live with a German host family in the picturesque town on the edge of the Black Forest, went to a local school, learnt German and received state benefits.It emerged only after his arrest that he had already committed a violent crime in May 2013 in Greece, where he pushed a woman off a cliff on the island of Corfu, leaving her badly injured.He was sentenced there in February 2014 to 10 years jail for attempted murder but was granted a conditional release from Greece’s overcrowded jails in October 2015.He fled via Austria to Germany, where authorities knew nothing of his criminal past because Greece had only issued a nationwide warrant, and because no match was detected in an EU-wide fingerprint data base for asylum seekers.Khavari was initially tried as a juvenile offender, but prosecutors have tabled expert opinions that estimate him to be older than 21.One assessment based on X-rays of his bone structure found him to be 22 or 23 years old, while a dental analysis estimated him to be aged between 22 and 29.If a higher age is accepted by the court, the defendant could face a life term under adult criminal law, which usually translates to 15 years behind bars but can be extended for convicts deemed to pose an ongoing threat to the public.Khavari on the second day of court hearings in September admitted to the crime, claiming he had heavily abused alcohol and drugs at the time.He has also claimed that his father died long ago in a battle against Afghanistan’s Taliban.The presiding judge, Kathrin Schenk, in December dialled a number on Khavari’s cellphone and reached his father, who told her through an interpreter that he was living in Iran.
Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:44 The non-partisan Texas Lyceum group focused on immigration because of the role it played in the presidential election and recent actions by the Trump administration.When asked about how immigration affects the U.S., 62 percent of the respondents said immigration helps the country more than it hurts, and a majority of those responses came from young adults.When it came to illegal immigration, over 70 percent of those surveyed expressed concern–specifically in regards to public safety and jobs.Texans were almost split on whether the president or state legislature is handling the issue of border security better.The poll also shows a majority of Texans don’t support the president’s plan to build a wall along the border. X Share
Schematic illustration of a graphene mixer circuit. Image credit: Yu-Ming Lin/Science, 10.1126/science.1204428 (PhysOrg.com) — Taking a giant step forward in the creation and production of graphene based integrated circuits, IBM has announced in Science, the fabrication of a graphene based integrated circuit on a single chip. The demonstration chip, known as a radio frequency “mixer” is capable of producing frequencies up to 10 GHz, and demonstrates that it is possible to overcome the adhesion problems that have stymied researchers efforts in creating graphene based IC’s that can be used in analog applications such as cell phones or more likely military communications. © 2010 PhysOrg.com IBM and others had previously demonstrated that it was possible to create a graphene based transistor; this latest research takes that technology one step further by marrying the transistor and other electronics on a single chip to create a full-fledged integrated circuit.The graphene circuits were started by growing a two or three layer graphene film on a silicon surface which was then heated to 1400°C. The graphene IC was then fabricated by employing top gated, dual fingered graphene FET’s (field-effect transistors) which were then integrated with inductors. The active channels were made by spin-coating the wafer with a thin polymer and then applying a layer of hydrogen silsequioxane. The channels were then carved by e-beam lithography. Next, the excess graphene was removed with an oxygen plasma laser, and then the whole works was cleaned with acetone. The result is an integrated circuit that is less than 1mm2 in total size.The chip produces output signals with mixed frequencies, hence its name, and while the prototype developed is not expected to be used in an actual device, future chips using the new technology are expected to be used in wireless communications. Since a major source of the funding for the research has been provided by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) the first uses of such a chip in an application is likely to be for secretive communications between airborne military pilots; the ultra high frequencies generated make it ideal for such secure applications.Getting the graphene to adhere to other electronic components was by all accounts the most difficult part of the whole process, and apparently took the team, led by Phaedon Avouris, all of a year to accomplish; but it was clearly well worth the effort as research teams the world over continue to search for an eventual replacement to silicon in integrated chips, which by most accounts will hit its limits within the next few years. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. IBM introduces new graphene transistor More information: Wafer-Scale Graphene Integrated Circuit, Science 10 June 2011: Vol. 332 no. 6035 pp. 1294-1297. DOI: 10.1126/science.1204428ABSTRACTA wafer-scale graphene circuit was demonstrated in which all circuit components, including graphene field-effect transistor and inductors, were monolithically integrated on a single silicon carbide wafer. The integrated circuit operates as a broadband radio-frequency mixer at frequencies up to 10 gigahertz. These graphene circuits exhibit outstanding thermal stability with little reduction in performance (less than 1 decibel) between 300 and 400 kelvin. These results open up possibilities of achieving practical graphene technology with more complex functionality and performance. Citation: IBM creates first graphene based integrated circuit (2011, June 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-ibm-graphene-based-circuit.html
Creating a platform for budding artists, Chawla Art Gallery announces a Group Show, Petite Pretty-Works within 3×3 feet. With a conscious effort to not restrict the creativity of the participating artists with any particular theme, the gallery provides them the freedom to splash up their creativity upon their canvas, liberally.These pieces of art are strongly representative of the world of Indian art, and do not borrow any influences from any foreign culture. The show is a statement of the evolving taste in Indian Art. The participating artists include Abhinav Chowbey, Arijoy Bhattacharya, Asit Kumar Patnaik, Bharat Bhushan Singh, Chintan Upadhyay, Maya Burman, Ramesh Gorjala, Satish Gujral, Shipra Bhattacharya, Suhas Roy, amongst others. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The appeal and scope of today’s art and its gestures are universal. Art is, but, an expressions of human imagination. The show is a platform for up and coming artists and also an opportunity for the viewer to view works of masters.Unlike fashion, art does not get outdated and we find a lot of artists continuing their previous styles. The show is an opportunity for a viewer to select from paintings, sculptures and photography. There is a mix of figurative and abstract and some works with a surreal feel, and the other’s inspired by tribal and folk art. Displaying works of quality with lasting value has always been the effort of the gallery to retain the great amount of good will it has from the community of art lovers. So, head over and experience these expressions of art on your own.
What’s it like to take a 40,000-year-long nap? After digging up hundreds of samples of frozen soil in Siberia, a group of researchers took the permafrost sections back to their lab, and found tiny worms in the soil. The permafrost sediment was 40,000 years old by the scientists’ estimate. And, they discovered, the frozen worms, called nematodes, were not dead but preserved.They thawed the nematodes, which are from the Pleistocene era, and are now releasing the news that the 40,000-year-old life forms were, once revived, able to move and eat.The researchers “slowly thawed them over several weeks,” said Business Insider. “The researchers put them in petri dishes with food, stored at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).” The sites they took the samples from are in Yakutia, which is reportedly the coldest region of Russia.Map of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation.The nematodes were nurtured back to life in a laboratory at the Institute of Physico-Chemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science, which is near Moscow. A team of Russian researchers worked with geoscientists from Princeton University to analyze over 300 frozen worms to find suitable candidates. Two species were viable for reviving.This marks the first documented occasion when multi-cellular organisms have returned to functioning after being frozen for extreme lengthy periods.Colorized electron micrograph of soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera) and egg.“Though nematodes are tiny — typically measuring about 1 millimeter in length — they are known to possess impressive abilities. Some are found living 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) below Earth’s surface, deeper than any other multicellular animal,” according to LiveScience.In their paper, the researchers said that the Pleistocene nematodes “have some adaptive mechanisms that may be of scientific and practical importance for the related fields of science, such as cryomedicine, cryobiology, and astrobiology.”In May, the researchers published their findings in the journal Doklady Biological Sciences, and the study became available online in July 2018.Caenorhabditis elegans, a free-living transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length. Fluorescence micrograph.“The nematodes weren’t the first organism to awaken from millennia in icy suspension. Previously, another group of scientists had identified a giant virus that was resuscitated after spending 30,000 years frozen in Siberian permafrost,” said LiveScience.Types of bacteria, algae, yeasts, seeds, and spores have also been found to remain viable even after being frozen in permafrost for thousands or even millions of years. But not an organism as complex as the nematode.Brave Tourists Plunge Into River in World’s Coldest VillageThose involved in cryogenic preservation are intrigued by the nematodes’ revival.Cryopreservation is the process in which living cells, tissues, organs or entire bodies are protected from decay by storing them at extremely low temperatures. The concept is to preserve the cells, tissues, or bodies for indefinite periods until science has caught up and some form of technology is available to revive them, bring them back to life and maybe cure the condition that killed them. Such technology doesn’t exist, though.Cryogenically preserved samples being removed from a liquid nitrogen dewer.“It is currently science fiction to suggest that a person could be brought back to life in the future even considering technological advances,” Dr. Channa Jayasena, clinical senior lecturer in reproductive endocrinology at Imperial College London, told CNN. “Cryonics has risks for the patient, poses ethical issues for society, is highly expensive, but has no proven benefit. If this was a drug, it would never get approved.” Nonetheless, two organizations carry out cryonics in the United States: Alcor, in Arizona, and the Cryonics Institute, in Michigan.Kriorus cryostorage. Photo by Удалова Валерия Викторова CC BY-SA 4.0Russian firm KrioRus is a facility that reportedly offers the service, as is Alcor’s European laboratory in Portugal.Read another story from us: An eerie WWII underwater graveyard of ships still holds the remains of Japanese servicemenOrgans such as the heart and kidneys have never been successfully frozen and thawed. “It is even less likely a whole body, and the brain, could be without irreversible damage,” according to a story in the Daily Mail. There is no estimate on a time in the future when such problems can be solved.Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.com.
Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global March 8, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3-D printing has the potential to revolutionize the auto industry, and American automaker Ford will be one of the first to test the waters. On Monday, the company announced that it is testing 3-D printing for large-scale parts with Stratasys’s commercial-grade Infinite Build 3-D printer.Related: 4 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Problem Solving With 3-D PrintingThe project will determine whether Ford will be able to use 3-D printing to create auto parts in low volumes — ultimately driving down costs and allowing customers to purchase made-to-order pieces. Typically, producing auto parts requires the use of specific, expensive molds to build certain components, but because these molds are so costly to create, it has never made sense for manufacturers to build them for single or small-batch use (unless the customer is willing to cover the costs).In addition to costs, 3-D printing could also create auto parts from lightweight materials, in turn increasing fuel efficiency and being more environmentally friendly. “Ford estimates that a 3-D printed spoiler could be less than half the weight of the equivalent made from a metal casting,” TechCrunch reports.Related: How 3-D Printing Will Improve Our FutureIf the testing goes smoothly, Ford could benefit in a number of ways, including offering upgrade options and niche vehicle lines, boosting race car manufacturing, building inexpensive prototypes and more. 2 min read
January 11, 2016 713 Views Auction.com Rebranding Ten-X 2016-01-11 Seth Welborn Share As part of the transition into an online marketplace that sells traditional, non-distressed properties, Auction.com announced on Monday that the company is rebranding as Ten-X.Based in Irvine, California, Auction.com was founded in 2007 as a disposition for distressed assets. Since then, the company has facilitated the sales of more than 200,000 residential and commercial properties totaling more than $35 billion. In recent years, the company has begun a migration toward non-distressed assets.In addition to rebranding as Ten-X, the company also announced that it plans to introduce new platforms in March that will give sellers the option to choose either an auction or a non-auction process when conducting transactions online.“Today’s announcement represents something far more significant than a name change,” Ten-X Chief Executive Officer Tim Morse said. “Our move to the Ten-X brand reflects our evolution into a marketplace for a much broader range of residential and commercial property types, and our expansion into new technology solutions that empower buyers, sellers and real estate professionals alike. Our vision is to make buying and selling real estate ten times better for everyone involved.”The three new transaction platforms Ten-X will feature under the new brand will be Ten-X Commercial (a national platform), Ten-X Homes (a platform with a national footprint with an initial focus in the launch markets of Dallas, Denver, Miami, and Phoenix), and Auction.com. Whereas Ten-X homes will feature tradition, move-in ready residential properties, the Auction.com platform will continue to feature properties for residential real estate investors. The company will launch the new platforms, which give sellers the choice of selling a property through either an auction or more traditional transaction, at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, in March. Users will be able to utilize the new platforms on any device, including desktops, tablets, and smartphones.“We believe that, increasingly, people buying real estate want to be able to buy property whenever they want, wherever they happen to be, and on whatever type of computing device they’re using, and we plan to meet those requirements,” Morse said.He continued, “As real estate moves online, we are committed to providing buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals more of what they need to transact successfully. Ten-X offers a proven platform, a simplified process, and the information and tools that allow everyone to confidently buy and sell real estate online.” A Whole New Ballgame: Auction.com Rebrands Itself as Ten-X in Headlines, News
It’s easy to say u would have done different but in the heat of the moment I just reacted when I seen my brother get punched.— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) February 2, 2015 0 Comments Share Bennett explained after the game.“Just two rowdy teams. It’s down to the final play. People were jumping, pulling. That’s what it is. I know you probably have never played football,” he said. “You’ve probably never done anything physical in your life besides pick up a microphone, but when you’re out there it’s a battle. It comes down to that. It’s one of those things where we’re fighting, they’re fighting. It’s just a little rowdy sometimes.”Irvin was a little more remorseful in the locker room.“I was protecting a teammate. Emotions flew. I saw somebody hit Mike Bennett, so I went and backed up my brother,” he said. “I went about it wrong. Emotions were flying high, and I apologize. But if it happened again, I would go protect my teammate. That’s just how it is.”Further removed from the incident, Irvin took to social media to apologize. The Seahawks had other plans. Tempers flared as Bennett and Bruce Irvin got into shoving matches with Patriots guard Dan Connolly and tight end Rob Gronkowski. Fights spilled into the end zone and when the skirmish stopped, Irvin was ejected.Not a fitting end to a very entertaining Super Bowl. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 95 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Still not an excuse and I’m truly sorry to all the 12’s and my Wvu family for my actions.— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) February 2, 2015 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires What an ending!The New England Patriots snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when rookie free agent cornerback Malcolm Butler stepped in front of a Russell Wilson pass and intercepted it at the goal line with :20 left to preserve a 28-24 win.But the game wasn’t over. The Patriots had to snap the ball from their 1-yard line on the ensuing possession. Seattle’s Michael Bennett jumped offside, giving New England some breathing room out to their own 6-yard line, which would have allowed quarterback Tom Brady to take a knee in victory formation. I want to apologize to all of the younger kids for my actions last night. I was trying to protect my brother and it got out of hand.— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) February 2, 2015 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
The number of property transactions rose last month an annual 29 per cent to 655 mainly on a strong performance of the real estate market in Nicosia, the Department of Lands and Surveys said.The number of properties that changed owners in Nicosia rose last month 46 per cent to 117 compared to April 2017, the department said in a statement on its website on Wednesday. The number of transactions in Limassol rose 28 per cent to 246 while those in Larnaca rose 20 per cent to 83. In Paphos, they rose 15 per cent to 157.The highest increase was reported in Famagusta district where the number of transactions rose an annual 79 per cent last month to 52, the department said.In January to April, the total number of transactions reported rose 38 per cent to 2,784, the department said. The figures also include an unspecified number of properties acquired by banks as part of loan restructurings.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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