Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took time out of his busy schedule on Thursday to click a selfie with two little girls from Kendrapara district. In an exemplary display of courage, six-year-old Mamata Dalai saved her sister Asanti from a crocodile that had clamped its jaws around the latter’s leg by beating it with a bamboo stick till it slackened its grip. Mr. Patnaik appreciated their presence of mind and gifted them cycles.
Inaugurating the fourth International Dharma-Dhamma conference on state and social order at Rajgir in Nalanda district of Bihar on Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind said Buddhism was the basis for an early form of globalisation, and of interconnectedness in our continent.The President pointed out that “the timing of this conference is very appropriate” as “we are marking the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership.” “The month of January is a celebration of India-ASEAN relations.” “On India’s Republic Day, leaders from all 10 ASEAN countries will be chief guests at the ceremonial events in New Delhi. And today this conference stands testimony to the abiding friendship and shared values of India and ASEAN – as well as to the spiritual heritage and knowledge that belongs to both the sub-continent and to Southeast Asia,” he said.Mr. Kovind said the conference was “an attempt at enhancing understanding of the common roots and similarities of the diverse traditions of Dharma and Dhamma.” Though known by many names they [Dharma and Dhamma] guide us to the same truth, he said.“They emphasise the many roads, rather than any one road, that lead us to the same desired goal,” said President Kovind. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Governor Satya Pal Malik, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University Sunaina Singh and a host of dignitaries were present. The conference was organised by the Nalanda University under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — Asean Indian Dialogue Partnerships and India Foundation. The President also highlighted the abiding influence of Buddhism. “It is estimated that more than half the world’s current population lives in regions that have been historically influenced – and in many cases continue to be influenced – by the enlightenment that Lord Buddha attained and placed as a model before humanity. This is the thread that stitches us all together. This is the vision that must inspire us in the 21st century as well. And this is truly what has been described as the Light of Asia.”. He said India’s Act East Policy has to be seen in this context. “It is much more than a diplomatic initiative. It is not targeted at just greater trade and investment. Of course all of those aspirations are extremely important for the prosperity and well-being of the people of India and of all our partner countries.“Yet, it aims at sharing not merely economic opportunities – but at an integration of the dreams and hopes of the hundreds of millions who live in India and in Southeast Asia. And in other parts of Asia that are covered by the Dharma-Dhamma footprint.”Mr. Nitish Kumar said that like the ancient Nalanda University, Rajgir too has its historical background and it too should be included in the list of World Heritage sites. The conference is likely to feature 60 paper presentations by scholars who have come from 11 countries and have different sessions dedicated to principles like truth, peace, harmony, non-violence, humanness and spiritual linkages; mutual care and considerations. Earlier, “Dharma Dhamma” conferences were held in Madhya Pradesh.
Right now, wearable fitness trackers and bionic devices like electronic skin look cool, but they’re a bit clunky. One reason is that rigid wires tend to lose their conductivity after being bent, limiting the range of flexibility for wearables. Now, researchers report the creation of an ultrathin, fabric circuit that keeps high conductivity even while bending and stretching as much as yoga pants. The fiber’s core mimics spandex, consisting of an elastic synthetic thread—polyurethane—twinned by two cotton yarns. These stretchy strings were then dipped in silver nanoparticles to instill conductivity and then liquid silicone to encase everything. This silver nanoyarn could stretch as much as spandex—500% of its original length—and retain a high conductivity (688 siemens per centimeter), the team reports online this month in ACS Nano. That’s 34 times the conductivity and five times the flexibility seen with prior attempts at nanowires made from graphene. The fibers kept high conductivity after being bent 1000 times or wrapped around fingers. The team used their yarn to link light-emitting diodes within foldable plastic (shown above), meaning the fibers might serve as flexible wiring in new-age curved TVs, stretchable digital screens, or electronic clothing. The team tested the biocompatibility of these nanowires by surgically embedding them in the skin of mice for 8 weeks. No inflammation surfaced, suggesting that this silver yarn could be used to wire bionic implants in the future.(Linked video credit: Cheng et al., ACS Nano. 2015)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the squad for the 11th ICC Women’s World Cup, to be held between June 24 and July 23. (Deepti Sharma, Poonam Raut in world-record partnership in ODIs)Veteran batswoman Mithali Raj will captain the side that will compete in the eight-team competition in Britain.India have never won the trophy. They finished runners-up in 2005 to Australia. (Jhulan Goswami becomes leading wicket-taker in women’s ODIs)The squad:Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parveen, Smriti Mandhana.ALSO WATCH:
I don’t normally want to buck etiquette rules to lick my plate at the end of dinner, but that’s exactly what I wanted to do while dining at Vidalia in Boone, N.C. While I had heard from locals about how good the place is I still wasn’t prepared for the flavor explosion when I savored a plate of pecan herb breaded North Carolina trout topped with lemony celery and green Napa cabbage slaw. It’s normally served up on a heaping mound of stone ground grits. Even though I’m a southern girl, grits just aren’t my thing, so they gladly substituted some amazing mashed potatoes.This small, cozy foodie paradise located near Appalachian State University is the creation of Chef Samuel Ratchford and his wife, Alyce. He’s really keen on using locally grown produce and meats as much as possible and has a flair for creating dishes that keep the house packed with appreciative diners. Fast service – not especially, but this is a slow food dining experience.Located across the street from the Watauga County Courthouse, the space offers intimate seating at tables and on barstools around the open kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work.Some of the other choices include creole battered southern fried chicken served with waffles, pan sautéed lump crab cakes, and sesame coriander tuna. There’s a decent wine list and tantalizing desserts. Make sure to save some room to try one (or do as I did and share a couple of different treats with friends). The choices change nightly, but feature homemade ice creams (one is called Captain Crunch and delicious), apple turnover, creme brulee, tiramisu, and a chocolate praline tart.Vidalia is located at 831 W. King Street in Boone, North Carolina. Visit them online at www.vidaliaofboonenc.com 3 of the Best Teeth Whitening Products For Pearly Whites What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouses America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Editors’ Recommendations
Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Editors’ Recommendations The Best Cheap Beer Money Can Buy The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty Watch popularity is ever-growing. The smart phones and smart watches hold no flame to the allure of the timepiece. With this continued interest, brands that offer great value are cashing in. Greater interest leads to new designs. One brand poised to ride this wave over the next few years is Tissot. The Swatch Group owned brand has the means, the name, and is now making sure it has the watches. Its latest introduction. the PRS 516 Automatic Chronograph, is one of the best looking sport chronographs for the money i have seen lately.At a 45mm in diameter, the steel case with ceramic bezel is certainly sporty. A textured dial in either grey with red accents or black with yellow accents keep with the theme. The symmetrical dial, with date function at six and two registers, is a look reminiscent of some of the current Omega Speedmasters. Inside lies a Swiss ETA automatic Chronograph movement with 54 hours of power reserve. Straps with matching color accents in red or yellow or the option for a metal bracelet complete the timepiece.Sporty, well sized, and automatic mechanical check some important boxes. One of the most important boxes also checked is value. At an msrp of $2,200, this is a lot of watch for the money. Tissot is stepping up their marketing with new sponsorships, and it seems they are backing it up with product. Take a look at this new piece here. Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional
Lucknow: The national and state highways in Uttar Pradesh will soon have clean and bacteria-free air as the Yogi Adityanath government is planning to plant herbal Ayurvedic plants along the highways in the state to improve air quality and also promote Ayurveda. According to Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya who also heads the PWD Department, Uttar Pradesh is on its way to becoming the first state to implement the plan which is an extension of the Ayushman Bharat Yojna. A pilot project has been launched in 18 districts. The project aims at curbing the growth of non-native species such as cacti and bonsai in homes, offices and parks, and promoting plants mentioned in the Ayurveda system of medicine. A pilot initiative has already been implemented on busy stretches of the Delhi-Yamunotri state highway 57 in Saharanpur, Ashapur-Sarnath in Varanasi, Panchkosi-Parikrama in Ayodhya, Gorakhpur-Deoria, Aligarh-Mathura highway via Keshavdham and the Banda-Bahraich highway in Chitrakoot. A senior official in the PWD Department said that plants like turmeric (haldi which is used in cooking and is known for its anti-bacterial properties), brahmi, ashvagandha, anantmula, janofa, mashparni, saptparni, tulsi and jal meem are among the 34 herb varieties that have been identified for plantation along the highways. According to Ayurveda experts, the benefits of brahmi include sharpness of memory and ashvagandha has been in use for general wellness and helps in fighting depression and high blood sugar. Mashparni’s benefits include boosting body energy, strengthening muscles and increasing sperm count. Neem is known as an air purifier and disinfectant. Health experts said that one of the prime reasons for unfit India is shrinking open air and shrinking Ayurveda plantations. Doctor D.K. Srivastava, an Ayurveda and Yoga expert, said: “There is a need for herbal-rich gardens to naturally improve the health quality. Asthma, cancer and skin diseases are growing despite hospitals and availability of doctors. “The cure is possible with help of these herbs. For centuries, Indians have used these Ayurveda herbs, either as condiments in cooking or to cure diseases.”
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to AAP MLA Som Dutt, who was recently taken into custody to serve a six-month jail term for assaulting a man with a baseball bat during campaigning for 2015 Assembly elections. Justice Suresh Kait also sought response of the State on the plea of Dutt, lodged in Rohini jail here, challenging the trial court’s verdict convicting and sentencing him in the case. The high court listed the matter for hearing on October 30. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Senior advocate Vikas Pahwa and lawyer R Arunadhri Iyer contended that the entire case against the legislator is “false” and there are “discrepancies” in the medical record of the man who had claimed that he was assaulted by the MLA. A sessions court had on September 12 dismissed the AAP leader’s plea challenging a magisterial court’s order convicting and sentencing him in the case. The sessions court had said there was no sufficient ground to interfere with the order of the magisterial court. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings The magisterial court had on July 4 sentenced Dutt to a six-month jail term and also imposed a fine of Rs two lakh on him. He is a public representative and has committed the offence knowing its gravity and consequences, the trial court had said. It had noted that the incident did not take place on the spur of the moment but was a premeditated assault by a baseball bat. The court had granted him bail on a personal bond and surety of Rs 10,000 till August 5, 2019 for appealing against the conviction. Dutt, the legislator from the Sadar Bazar constituency, was held guilty under sections 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt without provocation), 341 (wrongful restraint), 147 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly ) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The trial court while convicting him had said there was no doubt that on January 10, 2015 at around 8 pm, Som Dutt, along with his 50 supporters, went to flat No. 13 where the complainant was present. The complainant was beaten and assaulted by the accused and his associates due to which he suffered grievous injury, it had said. An FIR was lodged against Dutt in 2015 at the Gulabi Bagh police station in north Delhi that he had allegedly hit the complainant on his legs with a baseball bat and his supporters dragged him out on the road and started beating him, causing grievous injury.
15 November 2010With more than half of the world’s population now living in urban areas, leaders from governments, academia, media and non-governmental organizations have gathered today at a United Nations forum in Kobe, Japan, to examine how to improve the health of city dwellers. The three-day Global Forum on Urbanization and Health is a part of a series of events carried out by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) for its 2010 campaign on urban health. The number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million people per year, according to the agency. By 2050, 7 in 10 people will live in urban areas. This makes it more vital than ever to incorporate health policies into urban planning. “Building on the opportunities presented by concentrated urban living, city leaders can have a dramatic and positive impact on the health of their societies,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. “Providing safe public transport, investing in public utilities, and reducing air pollution by banning smoking in public can lead to a marked improvement in urban public health.” Participants from over 90 countries will be exchanging policy ideas and best practices to learn how they can enhance the health of their populations and protect them from the effects of environmental change, including climate change, disease outbreaks and disasters, among other things. In Lagos, Nigeria, where traffic congestion is rampant, municipal authorities have introduced dedicated bus lanes to reduce traffic time and are capitalizing on waterways for transport alternatives. In the Chinese city of Shanghai, efforts have been made to introduce smoke-free environments: in-door smoke control legislation was passed in March 2010 and the recent World Expo held there was largely smoke free by banning smoking in all restaurants and prohibiting tobacco sales and advertising. As part of the meeting, WHO and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) will launch on Wednesday the Global Report on Urbanization and Health, entitled “Hidden cities: unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings.”
A 17-year-old boy died in an explosion after flash paper from his family’s online magic business ignited when he used hairspray on a 3D printer for a school art project.Sixth Form pupil Tom Taylor used three canisters of hairspray to stick the piece of work to the hot plate of the printer after watching the technique online, an inquest heard.An electric spark from either a nearby socket or the hot plate caused the hairspray gases, which had built up over several hours, to combust and ignite highly flammable flash papers that his family stored underneath the desk.Tom tried to walk out of the back office, which his family called the “smoke room”, but he inhaled fumes and collapsed, a coroner was told. He died from smoke inhalation. This is an extremely unsafe practice which I advise against wholeheartedlyfire investigator Ian Woods Fire investigator Ian Thomas (left) and DS Adam Petty outside the inquestCredit:Jordan Challis/Media Lincs Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Fire investigator Ian Woods told the inquest flash papers were highly flammable and UK guidance was that they should be destroyed after two years, stored away from living areas and kept in a robust container.The officer said there was no evidence of the family having a stock control system and flash paper debris in an “Asian text” was found in the aftermath.”We believe Tom used hairspray on a 3D printer after watching a video online,” the officer said. “This is an extremely unsafe practice which I advise against wholeheartedly.”The inquest heard flash papers can ignite at temperatures of just 170C and the blaze in which Tom died would have reached a heat four or five times higher.A decision was made not to prosecute the family over health and safety breaches as it was deemed not to be in the public interest given Tom’s death, the hearing was told.Stuart Fisher, the senior coroner for Lincolnshire, recorded a verdict of accidental death and asked for lessons to be learned from Tom’s “tragic death”.Mr Fisher said: “It appears Tom’s use of hairspray on a 3D printer in a small office resulted in a significant build up of propane.”Unfortunately either an electric spark or the hot plate of the 3D printer ignited the propane and caused a flash of super heated gases.”The initial ignition then ignited flash paper which was stored in very close proximity to the 3D printer. The result was a devastating fire in which Tom tragically lost his life.” Tom Taylor was described as an ‘amazing, kind, generous, humorous young man’Credit:Jordan Challis/Media Lincs In a statement released after Tom’s death, his mother, step-father and twin brother said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support.”Tom was just such an amazing, kind, generous, humorous young man,” the family said. “He was such fun and was happiest when he was making others happy, and he always succeeded in doing that. He was constantly upbeat, cheerful and happy.”Following Tom’s death, his head teacher at The Priory Witham Academy, in Lincoln, paid tribute to the “kind-hearted” and “popular” sixth form student.Head teacher Andrew Madge said: “We are deeply saddened to learn that Tom has lost his life in this tragedy. Tom was such a kind-hearted person and a very well-known member of his year group and the school as a whole.”He excelled in all that he did and had a particular love of music, being a member of the school band. He had settled exceptionally well into Year 12 at LSST and was thoroughly enjoying his Sixth Form studies.”Tom had an extremely wide friendship group and was very popular with staff as well as his fellow students.” The 3D printer had been bought on eBay for £300 several months earlier and was described as “low end”.An inquest heard Tom’s mother, Helen Taylor, heard the “loud bang”, but his step-father Max Clark was unable to enter the room after being confronted by a wall of flames. Attempts to smash a window also failed.Tom’s body was recovered from the converted Co-op store, where his family lived and also ran an online magic business called “MagicNevin”.Ten fire engines battled the inferno, which broke out in Lincoln at around 4.25pm on December 21.Witnesses described it as a “great big ball of flame”, which could be seen from miles around.Tom lived at the property with his twin brother Jack, mother Helen, 46, and 49-year-old step-father Max Clark.An inquest at Lincoln Cathedral Centre was told Tom’s family had chosen not to attend the hearing as the evidence would be too “upsetting”.The inquest was told flash papers commonly used by magicians had been incorrectly stored underneath the desk where Tom was working on a “nuts and bolt” art project.
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You may not recognize the name Liam McLoughlin, but you’re probably familiar with the work he does under his handle. Hexxeh has been compiling and sharing builds of Chromium OS for almost two years, tweaking the Chrome OS open source sibling with Flash and Java support — and even building in automatic updates. He figured out how to get Chromium OS running on the Macbook Air and now he’s got his sights set on another device: the Raspberry Pi.With support for ARM processors already part of the Chrome OS core, it’s no surprise that the geek-favorite $35 computer was on someone’s radar. Hexxeh’s actually been plugging away since mid-April, and his work is now solid enough that it has landed in the official Chromium source code as a hardware overlay.The dirt-cheap Pi is an ideal platform for the browser-only OS. While Google is pitching official Chrome OS hardware at institutions of learning, the Pi/Chromium OS combo is an even better fit for schools where IT budgets are tight. Its hardware isn’t as powerful as what you’d get in the Samsung Chromebox, but it’s still more than capable of handling web apps and browsing duties — and it’s still easy to secure, manage, and maintain.Add in the fact that you can purchase nearly ten times the number of Raspberry Pi machines for the same price as a single Chromebox, and it’s easy to see how even Google could be very excited about this development. With Hexxeh’s code and greater availability of low-cost, capable hardware, Chrome OS could be primed for a major assault on savings-hungry businesses and organizations around the world.More at Liliputing
The privately owned Piraeus Bank offered on Thursday to buy stakes in two state-controlled banks for 701 million euro. The bank is bidding to acquire 77.3 per cent of ATEBank and 33 per cent of Hellenic Postbank, CEO Michalis Sallas said. The move follows public statements by government officials that Greek banks were likely to merge because of the country’s acute financial crisis.Sallas said the proposed deal would create the country’s largest banking group with assets worth more than 105 billion euro.“This is a proposal which we believe will be beneficial to Greek society, the banks themselves, the state and the general atmosphere, so that we can escape this atmosphere of gloom,” Sallas said. Piraeus would finance the proposed acquisition out of its own funds – including liquidity and capital provided under the government’s 2008 rescue package. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
For years, the British Museum has claimed that there was an Ottoman ferman (edict) that allowed Lord Elgin to plunder the Acropolis and remove the Parthenon sculptures from the monument.The museum’s claim has never been substantiated with actual proof that the Sultan had allowed for the destruction of the monument to take place as there is no document to directly support this. The only document possessed by the British Museum is an Italian translation of a friendly letter from Kaimakam Pasha – not the Sultan – allowing Lord Elgin to take casts of the sculptures without any permission to remove the fabulously crafted marbles that had stood on the monument for 2,200 years.Honorary General Director of Antiquities Eleni Korka told Greek State Radio and Television (ERT) that the Italian translation not only did not authorise the removal of the sculptures but was also not an official Ottoman document with any legal standing. Kaimakam Pasha was in Constantinople at the time replacing the Grand Vizier.Another expert, Iranian researcher Sarian Panahi, has researched all official documents of the ottoman Empire and states that there none that indicate that a ferman existed, meaning that the Parthenon was looted at Lord Elgin’s own initiative.Mr Panahi is one of the few researchers that can read Ottoman texts.Mr Panahi’s claims are confirmed by Turkish researchers Zeynep Aygen and Orhan Sakin who presented the results of their own long-term study and stated that “all the fermans as well as their contents, were written in a special book.” The British Museum’s claim that permission had been given to remove the sculptures was refuted. The letter was not a ferman because only the Sultan, and not the Pasha, could sign such documents. “There was only a permit to visit,” said Mr Sakin. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
More than 25 years after The Sandlot hit theaters, the baseball gang is coming back as grown-ups: A Sandlot reboot TV series, which will feature the movie’s original cast, is in the works.David Mickey Evans, the director of the iconic film, recently announced plans for a TV revival of The Sandlot, which originally premiered on the big screen in 1993, The Hollywood Reporter noted. The Sandlot TV series doesn’t have a set premiere date yet. pic.twitter.com/J3mBqgJs5k— Coop (@CooperstownKurt) March 4, 2019“I just sold a Sandlot television show. We’re about to get an order for the first two seasons,” Evans told host Cooperstown Kurt on The Rain Delay, a popular baseball podcast, on Thursday. Evans said he couldn’t disclose who was going to stream it, but, “I know who’s going to stream it. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out right now.”According to Evans, The Sandlot TV reboot will be set in 1984, where the movie’s original actors are all in their ’30s and have kids of their own. Evans didn’t share which cast members will be coming back, but it’s supposed to be a follow-up to the original Sandlot flick, which was set in California in 1962. The movie follows a young boy who moves into town, joins a group of friends to play baseball, and together, they embark on hilarious adventures in their neighborhood.For more updates on The Sandlot TV reboot, follow Evans’ Twitter account.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Reportedly Collapsed While Filming Season 8 BattleNeflix Claps Back at Steven Spielberg’s Push to Ban It From Oscars‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: A Brief Future of Time Stay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWhat to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend
Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kysii Google+ Pinterest March 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm My apologies Seth Rollins Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch added to WWE Hell in a Cell PPV on September 16 letsgobucs March 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm Kyle Foster Now Playing Up Next It’s good to see WWE finally honor James “Toots” Mondt. It was he along with Roderick McMahon (Vince Jr.’s grandfather) who in 1952 founded Capitol Wrestling Corporation, the company known today as WWE. Vince Sr. (Roderick’s son) worked for Mondt and when Roderick died in 1954 Vince Sr. took over Roderick’s part of CWC. In 1963 Mondt and Vince Sr. broke away from the NWA which CWC had been a member of since it (meaning CWC) was founded and renamed the company the World Wide Wrestling Federation. In 1965 Mondt stepped down and Vince Sr. took full control of the WWWF. The rest, as they say, is history. If you consider yourself a professional wrestling fan and haven’t heard of Dr. Jerry Graham, Toots Mondt, or Rikidozan, I suggest you start doing some research. Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? Cesaro Now Playing Up Next March 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm JFJ Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Wow…I thought I was a wrestling fan…I havent heard of ANY of these HOF legends! 9 COMMENTS Judy Grable was part of a tag team called The Glamour Girls. Jenny Born Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next March 27, 2017 at 9:12 am Seriously Jenny Born Videos Articles March 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm I literally know one of those people: Haystacks Calhoun. WhatsApp New “World of The Rock” book to be released, WWE posts Renee Young’s audition from 2012 WWE HOF Legacy inductees announcedThe following names will be added to the Legacy wing of the WWE Hall of Fame during the 2017 induction ceremonies this Friday live on WWE Network in Orlando according to a report by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online.* Dr. Jerry Graham* Haystacks Calhoun* Luther Lindsay* Rikidozan* June Byers* Judy Grable* Farmer Burns* Toots MondtNXT added to NetworkWWE has added all of the NXT episodes from June 2012 to February 2014 that took place at Full Sail University prior to the launch of the WWE Network where the show began airing weekly. These shows include the beginnings of current main roster talents such as The Wyatt Family, Neville, Sami Zayn, Big E, Seth Rollins and more.There will also be a new collection added later today looking at the best WrestleMania matches from The Undertaker.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook March 27, 2017 at 4:08 pm Zach Steven Whitlow Stipulation added to match at ALL IN on Saturday, Full line-up of Starrcast shows airing on FITE Judy Grable was not part of the Glamour Girls. Judy Grable’s real name was Nellya Baughman, she was trained by the late, great WWE Hall of famer Fabulous Moolah and she retired in 1974. Leilani Kai’s Glamour Girls partner was Judy Martin. JFJ March 27, 2017 at 4:02 pm Kurt Angle Jeffery Adam Phillips March 27, 2017 at 10:23 am Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter March 27, 2017 at 6:35 pm Haystacks Calhoun!!! WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever
The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation: President Donald Trump says a campaign adviser who has admitted to lying to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries was a “low level volunteer” who was “proven to be a liar.”Trump on Twitter Tuesday sought to distance himself from George Papadopoulos: “Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar.”Court documents say Papadopoulos was approached by people claiming ties to Russia and offering “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails.” Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about the conversations.Court papers unsealed Monday also revealed an indictment against Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.Trump said the allegations happened “long before” he joined the campaign. But the indictment details allegations stretching from 2006 to 2017.Matt Rourke, File, APIn this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. Emails obtained by The Associated Press shed new light on the activities of a firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. They show it directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law.___ The Kremlin says Russia is not implicated by the first criminal cases against associates of President Donald Trump.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says that “so far Russia doesn’t figure in any way in these charges which have been made” and that Russia hopes that they do not feed “hysteria.”Peskov adds that accusations of Russian meddling in the election remain “unfounded,” and “we are observing (the situation) with interest.”Peskov also says that connections between former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and a man he believed to have links to the Russian Foreign Ministry did not prove any complicity by the Russian government.___ Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he sees nothing wrong with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump reaching out to a Kremlin-linked think tank.Court papers unsealed on Monday revealed that George Papadopoulos who worked on the Trump campaign had reached out to a Russian he believed to have links to the Russian foreign ministry to arrange a meeting between the Trump team and Russian officials.The Russian International Relations Council has confirmed contact with Papadopoulos, but said a meeting never took place. The council insisted that it was an independent advisory body and that it hosts many politicians at various public meetings.Asked about the man mentioned in the indictment, Lavrov told reporters on Tuesday that he “does not see anything illegal” in the interaction.___ A personal lawyer for President Donald Trump says the president is not planning to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia probe. And, Jay Sekulow (SEHK’-yoo-loh) says, pardons for his former campaign aides facing federal charges “are not on the table.”Sekulow’s comments to ABC’s “Good Morning America” come a day after a former Trump aide admitted lying to the FBI about meeting with Russian intermediaries and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to money laundering and conspiracy charges.Sekulow says: “The president has not indicated to me or to anyone else that I work with that he has any intent on terminating Robert Mueller.”On pardons, Sekulow says: “I have not had a conversation with the president regarding pardons. And pardons are not on the table.”___ Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent a warning to individuals in President Donald Trump’s orbit: If they lie about contacts between the president’s campaign and Russians, they’ll end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges.With the disclosure of the first criminal cases in his investigation, Mueller also showed that he will not hesitate to bring charges against people close to the campaign even if they don’t specifically pertain to Russian election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.Court papers unsealed Monday revealed an indictment against Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a guilty plea by another adviser, who admitted to lying to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries. The Associated Press has confirmed the identities of two foreign nationals at the center of contacts between Russia and a former adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign.Emails obtained by the AP show that George Papadopoulos’ conversations, cited in court papers, were with Joseph Mifsud and Ivan Timofeev.Mifsud is a professor and honorary director of the London Academy of Diplomacy. Ivan Timofeev is director of programs at the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow.Court papers filed by special counsel Robert Mueller did not name the men. They say a professor told Papadopoulos in April 2016 that the Russians had “dirt” on Democrat Hillary Clinton in the form of emails. They also say Papadopoulos had discussions with the other man, described as having connections to the Russian foreign ministry.__ President Donald Trump is tweeting that the “biggest story” out of the charges announced Monday in the Russia investigation is the resignation of Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta from his eponymous firm.Podesta, the elder brother of former Hillary Clinton aide John Podesta, announced that he would step aside from powerhouse Democratic firm ‘The Podesta Group’ after coming under investigation by Robert Mueller.“The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm,” Trump wrote in a two-part tweet that contained grammatical errors. “What he know about Crooked Dems is….earth shattering,” he tweeted.The president added, “He and his brother could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled. Fake News weak!”Court papers unsealed Monday revealed an indictment against Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a guilty plea by another adviser, who admitted to lying to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries.___ Share
Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — The many ways in which water differs from other molecules is both a scientific curiosity and an important factor in shaping the Earth. Among water’s unique properties are that it expands when it freezes, it boils and freezes at higher temperatures than expected for a compound with its molecular structure, and it has the ability to absorb large amounts of heat without getting hot. In a recent study, scientists have investigated another unique phenomenon of water called regelation, which occurs when frozen water – or ice – melts under high pressures, even if the temperature is below freezing. Once the pressure is lifted, the water refreezes. The scientists, Teemu Hynninen from the Tampere University of Technology and the Aalto University School of Science and Technology in Finland, as well as coauthors from Finland, Canada, and the US, have performed simulations of the pressure-induced melting of ice by cutting a block of ice with a nanowire. The experiment is similar to a classic experiment performed over a century ago in which scientists demonstrated that a thin, weighted wire could slowly pass through an ice block due to the pressure it exerts on the ice. In the new study, the scientists simulated a nanowire, whose diameter was on the scale of the water molecules, to investigate the molecular-level mechanisms responsible for regelation.“We decided to study the wire-cutting experiment because it has historical signifigance, it is conceptually simple, and it hadn’t been studied on the microscopic scale,” Hynninen told PhysOrg.com. “In this case, we have a wire moving through ice (instead of sliding on it like in normal friction), and the motion is governed by complicated interplay between the wire and the liquid and solid phases of water.” In the simulations, the nanowire is depicted as a string of beads that interact with the H2O molecules. When these beads exert a pressure on the H2O molecules, they break the hydrogen bonds between the oxygen atom of one molecule and the hydrogen atom of another molecule. This breaks the ice lattice structure and transforms the solid ice into liquid water, allowing the nanowire to move through the water, even though the temperature is below freezing. As the scientists explain, the critical point at which the nanowire melts the ice can be thought of as a depinning transition, which generally refers to the yield point of a solid under stress. The simulations showed that this critical point depends on the type of wire used. The scientists compared two types of nanowires – hydrophilic, i.e., a wire whose surface attracts water, and hydrophobic, i.e., a wire whose surface repels water – and found that the wires moved differently through the ice after the depinning transition. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. The difference is due to the nanowires’ different structural properties, which causes them to interact differently with the surrounding water molecules. The hydrophilic nanowire exhibits a continuous transition at depinning, where the water can easily flow around it, allowing for smooth movement through the ice block. The hydrophobic wire, on the other hand, exhibits a discontinuous transition, where the water builds up thickly on one side of the nanowire. This wire can only move once the water layer builds up high enough so that it reaches the top of the wire, at which point it flows down the other side into a small void, allowing the nanowire to cut through the ice. As the scientists explain, this behavior is somewhat counterintuitive, since a hydrophobic wire might be expected to move more quickly through water than a hydrophilic one due to the latter’s closer water contact and increased friction. However, in this case, the hydrophobic wire’s resistance to water causes it to be partly obstructed by solid ice, giving it more resistance to movement than the hydrophilic wire.“The physically most interesting result we found is that there is a clear difference between the hydrophobic and hydrophilic wires in the way they depin, i.e., how they start moving as the driving force increases,” Hynninen said. “Although the nanowire we use here is a very simple object, our work shows that small structures in contact with water and ice may exhibit unexpected, complicated behavior.” This qualitative understanding and the additional detail provided by the simulations demonstrates how the pressure-induced melting of ice depends on the wetting properties of the object – in this case, the nanowire – applying the pressure. The molecular-scale mechanisms that explain this unique property of water could allow scientists to better understand how the pressure-induced melting and freezing of water has helped shape the Earth. For example, the phenomenon of regelation acts in systems such as glaciers, allowing pressurized ice sheets to flow around obstacles.“This study is basic research, not aimed to solve any particular problem,” Hynninen said. “Having said that, the work is part of a bigger project on the friction of ice at the nanoscale, and there the applications are more obvious. The slipperiness of ice and wet surfaces are significant issues in, e.g., transportation, and better understanding of these phenomena at the microscopic level could help design coatings or microstructures with desired frictional properties for tires, shoes, sports equipment, etc.” Researchers study how ice melts in contact with soil More information: Teemu Hynninen, et al. “Cutting Ice: Nanowire Regelation.” Physical Review Letters 105, 086102 (2010). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.086102 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. Citation: Scientists investigate how ice melts below freezing due to nanowire’s pressure (2010, September 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-09-scientists-ice-due-nanowire-pressure.html This figure shows how hydrophilic and hydrophobic nanowires move differently through ice: the liquid easily flows around the hydrophilic wire, but builds up on one side of the hydrophobic wire. Image credit: Teemu Hynninen, et al. ©2010 The American Physical Society.
Kolkata: The state Self-Help Group and Self-Employment (SHG & SE) department has collaborated with the department of Correctional Services for a massive education drive through the process of vocational training programme for the inmates of the correctional homes across the state.”Our sole objective is to prevent recidivism and with this objective we have adopted the policy to train inmates of correctional homes in various trades to develop their skill & expertise, so that they get employment after their release,” said Ujjal Biswas, minister for Correctional Services department. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Ltd (WBSCL), an undertaking of the state SHG & SE department that imparts skill-based job oriented training to unemployed people will launch this programme in the correctional homes “Our main target group for the training will be those inmates who are slated to complete their prison term within a period of six months to one year. We will train them in a way so that they become self-reliant. Inmates, who will be trained under this programme, will get financial assistance after their release from correctional homes,” a senior official of WBSCL said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe inmates after their release will be linked with the flagship scheme — Swami Vivekananda Swanirbhar Karmasanasthan Prakalpa — to support them for self employment. Around 30 inmates from each of correctional home will receive training and will be awarded certificates after successful completion of the training. The superintendents of central and district correctional homes as well as the social welfare offices in the correctional homes has made a study on the vocation, depending upon the interest of the inmates. The WBSCL has already prepared a training calendar and have designated agencies for each of the 20 correctional homes which will come under the aegis of the training in the first phase. The agencies under the WBSCL who will impart the training will provide the necessary infrastructure and equipment of the programme. It may be mentioned that there are as many as 78 vocations in which the WBSCL provides training. The total cost for the project is around Rs 2 crore and for the first year it will involve Rs 1 crore. The WBSCL has sanctioned Rs 50 lakhs and deposited the same as advance to the West Bengal Prisoners Welfare Fund.
Pigments Market Pigments Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is expected to garner $26,598 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% during the period 2022.The global pigments market was valued at $20,023 million in the year 2015 with major revenue contributor from paints & coatings application segment. Asia-Pacific holds the leading position in the global market in 2015, and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the study period.Growth of the automotive and construction material industry is expected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period. High adoption of specialty pigments in flexible packaging, increasing demand for customization and personalization of products, the market growth of end user industries and growing awareness regarding sustainable environment drive the world pigments market. Advancements in the nanotechnology and ongoing trend of developing sustainable organic pigments from renewable feedstock are expected to offer major opportunities to the world pigments market. Stringent regulations implemented by government organizations to check the compliance of pigments with proposed standards to minimize environmental issues and prevent volatility in the pricings of raw materials are expected to affect the growth of the world pigments market during the forecast period.Download PDF Report Sample @https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/1735Pigments are added in paints & coatings to impart colors, improve their quality, and performance. It controls bleeding of paints, and does not blend into other color layers. They are less susceptible to environmental factors and oxidizing gases, and exhibit UV resistant properties due to their high refractive index. They can withstand high temperature, light, abrasion, moisture, acids, alkalis, and other chemicals.Rapid urbanization in the emerging economies, such as India, China, Brazil, and others, have led to upsurge in civil construction activities and manufacturing automobiles, which is a key driving factor of the paints & coatings industry. In 2015, paints & coatings application segment accounted for two-fifths share of the market in terms of value, and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. Moreover, upsurge in commercial and residential construction activities in the emerging economies, such as India and China, drive the pigments market in the Asia-Pacific region.Key findings of the Pigments MarketPigments in paints & coatings application segment occupied the highest share in 2015, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% in terms of value during the forecast period.China is the leading consumer of pigments accounted for three-fifths of the Asia-Pacific market, followed by IndiaThe titanium dioxide pigment segment is expected to expand with the highest CAGR of 4.1% in the inorganic pigments type segment in terms of value during the forecast period.S. is the leading market for pigments in the North American region, growing at a CAGR of 4.2% in terms of value during the forecast period.Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share in the global pigments market in 2015 and is expected to maintain its leading position. This is attributable to increase in building & construction and automotive segment and improvement in economy. China is the fastest growing country for the consumption of pigments, which is expected to continue this dominance.Make an Enquiry before Buying@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/1735The key players operating in the world pigments market have adopted diverse strategies such as product launch, expansion, acquisition, joint venture, partnership, and investment to gain competitive advantage in this market. 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