As quakes wreak havoc for second year UN urges seismic threats be

11 Oct 2019

The new statistics published by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) show that 20,943 people lost their lives in earthquakes last year out of a total of 29,782 people directly killed by 302 disasters.The earthquake fatalities included 19,846 who died in Japan in March while the remainder were largely accounted for by the October earthquake in Turkey, according to a news release issued by the Geneva-based UNISDR.UNISDR chief Margareta Wahlström said that the many major cities located in seismic zones need to take seriously the probability of return events even if many years have passed since the last seismic event of major magnitude.“In 2010 we saw this phenomenon as well when over 220,000 people died in Haiti, which had not been hit by an earthquake of such strength for almost 200 years,” she noted.“Unless we prepare for the worst then many earthquake-prone urban areas around the world are destined to see even greater loss of life in the future as more and more people move to cities.”In 2011 major disasters in terms of human impact and economic losses occurred in high and middle-income countries, according to the new figures. These included the Brazil floods (January), the Japan earthquake/tsunami (March), Hurricane Irene in the United States (August/September), floods in Thailand (August to December), the earthquake in Turkey (October), and the storm Sendong (Washi) in the Philippines (December).Brazil’s floods were the deadliest in the country’s history, claiming 900 lives, while those in Thailand constituted the country’s most expensive natural catastrophe, costing $40 billion.“It was notable last year that many of the disasters were in high- and middle-income countries which have the resources for better disaster prevention,” noted Professor Debby Guha-Sapir, Director of CRED at the University of Louvain, Belgium.CRED estimates the economic losses from disasters in 2011 at $366 billion compared to $243 billion in the last record year of 2005.Other major causes of disaster deaths last year were floods, which claimed over 5,000 lives, and storms, which claimed over 3,000. Extreme temperatures claimed 231 lives compared to the annual 10-year average of 14,731 between 2001 and 2010.Overall, 206 million people were affected by a total of 302 recorded disaster events last year, the new figures show. Some 106 million people were hit by floods while 60 million were affected by drought, mainly in China and in the Horn of Africa, and storms impacted on 34 million people.More than 45 per cent of the disasters that occurred in 2011 took place in Asia. Over 85 per cent of those killed and those affected globally and 75 per cent of economic damages were also in Asia.Meanwhile, Europe experienced very few disasters and impacts in 2011 with the lowest numbers killed, numbers affected and economic damages since 1990. 18 January 2012The United Nations is urging that seismic threats be taken seriously as it published new data today showing that major earthquakes claimed thousands of lives and affected millions of people in both 2010 and 2011. read more

The new statistics published by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) show that 20,943 people lost their lives in earthquakes last year out of a total of 29,782 people directly killed by 302 disasters.The earthquake fatalities included 19,846 who died in Japan in March while the remainder were largely accounted for by the October earthquake in Turkey, according to a news release issued by the Geneva-based UNISDR.UNISDR chief Margareta Wahlström said that the many major cities located in seismic zones need to take seriously the probability of return events even if many years have passed since the last seismic event of major magnitude.“In 2010 we saw this phenomenon as well when over 220,000 people died in Haiti, which had not been hit by an earthquake of such strength for almost 200 years,” she noted.“Unless we prepare for the worst then many earthquake-prone urban areas around the world are destined to see even greater loss of life in the future as more and more people move to cities.”In 2011 major disasters in terms of human impact and economic losses occurred in high and middle-income countries, according to the new figures. These included the Brazil floods (January), the Japan earthquake/tsunami (March), Hurricane Irene in the United States (August/September), floods in Thailand (August to December), the earthquake in Turkey (October), and the storm Sendong (Washi) in the Philippines (December).Brazil’s floods were the deadliest in the country’s history, claiming 900 lives, while those in Thailand constituted the country’s most expensive natural catastrophe, costing $40 billion.“It was notable last year that many of the disasters were in high- and middle-income countries which have the resources for better disaster prevention,” noted Professor Debby Guha-Sapir, Director of CRED at the University of Louvain, Belgium.CRED estimates the economic losses from disasters in 2011 at $366 billion compared to $243 billion in the last record year of 2005.Other major causes of disaster deaths last year were floods, which claimed over 5,000 lives, and storms, which claimed over 3,000. Extreme temperatures claimed 231 lives compared to the annual 10-year average of 14,731 between 2001 and 2010.Overall, 206 million people were affected by a total of 302 recorded disaster events last year, the new figures show. Some 106 million people were hit by floods while 60 million were affected by drought, mainly in China and in the Horn of Africa, and storms impacted on 34 million people.More than 45 per cent of the disasters that occurred in 2011 took place in Asia. Over 85 per cent of those killed and those affected globally and 75 per cent of economic damages were also in Asia.Meanwhile, Europe experienced very few disasters and impacts in 2011 with the lowest numbers killed, numbers affected and economic damages since 1990. 18 January 2012The United Nations is urging that seismic threats be taken seriously as it published new data today showing that major earthquakes claimed thousands of lives and affected millions of people in both 2010 and 2011. read more

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Markets update at midmorning

08 Oct 2019

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 43.66 points to 15,764.66, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 40.29 points to 22,701.93. The S&P 500 index was up 6.40 points to 2,544.14 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 17.87 points to 6,552.50.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.80 cents US, down from Wednesday’s average price of 80.13 cents US.The November crude contract was up 89 cents to US$50.87 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up two cents at US$2.96 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down 20 cents to US$1,276.60 an ounce and the December copper contract was up eight cents to US$3.04 a pound.

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 43.66 points to 15,764.66, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 40.29 points to 22,701.93. The S&P 500 index was up 6.40 points to 2,544.14 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 17.87 points to 6,552.50.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.80 cents US, down from Wednesday’s average price of 80.13 cents US.The November crude contract was up 89 cents to US$50.87 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up two cents at US$2.96 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down 20 cents to US$1,276.60 an ounce and the December copper contract was up eight cents to US$3.04 a pound.

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Tiger Woods Used To Be One Of Golfs Longest Hitters — Until

28 Sep 2019

With Tiger Woods restored to his familiar place among golf’s major winners, it’s tempting to allow the sports nostalgia to seep in. Tiger’s back! It’s just like the 1990s again! But as is the case in every sport, the game that Woods played 20 years ago is very different from today’s version and, if anything, makes his win at the Masters last month all the more impressive.Perhaps the biggest difference involves the sheer power of modern hitters. In 1995, Woods’s last season before turning pro, the average qualified PGA Tour golfer hit the ball 263.6 yards per drive; the leader, John Daly, checked in at 289.0 yards per drive. So far this season, the average is 292.9 yards per drive, and tour leader Cameron Champ checks in at 315.7. That’s right — the average drive distance from 2019 would have led the PGA Tour each season through 1996. Woods’s mark in 19971The first year Tiger played enough as a pro to qualify for the PGA Tour’s leaderboards. of 294.8 ranked second only to Daly’s 302.0. A 294.8-yard average today would rank just 86th of the 214 golfers on tour — tied with the slumping former World No. 1 Jordan Spieth. And just like the existing players increased their power through technology, existing major hosts have added length to offset it. Sixteen courses hosted a major in both the 1990s and 2010s; those courses averaged 7,011.6 yards back then and 7,307.9 yards now — an increase of 296.3 yards on average. Even the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Long Island, which hosts this weekend’s PGA Championship, has increased its length by 222 yards since it hosted Woods’s U.S. Open victory back in 2002.We should note that both the boom in driving distances and the Tiger-proofing craze have largely leveled off since the mid-2000s. The average PGA Tour drive continues to creep up by a couple of yards every few years, but today’s long-drive leaders, such as Champ, Johnson and Rory McIlroy, are mostly hitting it the same distance as Bubba Watson and Robert Garrigus were a decade earlier. In that sense, the game Woods left when his 11-year major drought began in 2008 was actually similar to the one he climbed to the top of again last month.Just the same, when Tiger tees off Thursday at Bethpage in the PGA Championship, the modern sport’s power will be on full display. Woods might still smash it a solid 300 off the tee like he did in the late ’90s, but he won’t be vying for the tour lead in distance; instead, that part of his game makes him just another golfer in the middle of the pack. What once was a massive distance advantage that Woods used to rack up a -13 score relative to par on par-5s at the 1997 Masters is now nothing special. These days, just about everyone hits it like Tiger — if not better.So what happened? For one thing, pro golfers took Woods’s lead and became much stronger and more athletic. Although Daly was a freak of nature — he never worked out and bombed drives while chain-smoking and pounding Diet Cokes — today’s top players have a lot more in common with current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who stands a lean 6-foot-4, hits the ball 305 yards per drive and proudly posts shirtless Instagram photos. As we’ve written before, Woods’s current pursuit of majors has been made more difficult by an influx of younger athletes to the game that he himself helped inspire. And a big part of that younger generation’s success is linked to hitting the ball really far.But another, even bigger factor is a drastic improvement in equipment over the years. Before the 1990s, driver clubheads were significantly smaller, made of heavy material like persimmon (instead of metal) and attached to the ends of shorter, heavier metal shafts (as opposed to graphite). As more and more players began switching to modern clubs — the last major won with a persimmon driver was Bernhard Langer’s victory at the 1993 Masters — the tour began to see a massive increase in driving distance (and, interestingly enough, a decrease in driving accuracy). More than just the introduction of fitter players, established golfers were also hitting the ball harder: The 60 players who qualified for the PGA Tour driving leaderboard in both 1995 and 2005 saw an average increase of 18.6 yards per drive over that span.Simply put, lighter clubs with a longer shaft and larger clubhead surface area generate more power. As a fun exercise last year, YouTuber and PGA club pro Rick Shiels hit 10 drives with both a top-of-the-line club from about 20 years ago (the Ping TiSi Tec) and 2018 (the Ping G400 Max) and measured the results using tracking analytics. On average, Shiels estimated to have hit the ball 16 yards farther in the air (and 19 yards farther in total) with the modern driver, thanks in part to a ball velocity 4 mph faster off the clubhead:Of course, the ball itself has also made it easier to drive for huge distances. The introduction of Titleist’s Pro V1 model in 2000 — which features a “multilayer” design with a solid rubber core and thin polymer casing — instantly revolutionized the way balls were manufactured, optimizing power without sacrificing accuracy. When Shiels ran a similar test between 1998 and 2018 golf balls (using the same club for each), he drove the ball 11 yards farther through the air — and 12 yards farther in total — with the current Pro V1, thanks again to a nearly 3 mph boost in velocity off the face.These clear technological improvements have led to questions over whether such advantages should be dialed back at the pro level to make the game harder again. Although the golf ball debate rages on, many top-tier courses have been remade since the ’90s, “Tiger-proofing” themselves by adding more distance to their layouts. Par-72 major championship courses in the 1990s averaged 7,006.1 yards in total length; by the 2000s, that average became 7,319.3 yards, and this decade it’s 7,456.6 yards — a 6.4 percent increase that mirrors the change in average driving distance since the early 2000s. read more

With Tiger Woods restored to his familiar place among golf’s major winners, it’s tempting to allow the sports nostalgia to seep in. Tiger’s back! It’s just like the 1990s again! But as is the case in every sport, the game that Woods played 20 years ago is very different from today’s version and, if anything, makes his win at the Masters last month all the more impressive.Perhaps the biggest difference involves the sheer power of modern hitters. In 1995, Woods’s last season before turning pro, the average qualified PGA Tour golfer hit the ball 263.6 yards per drive; the leader, John Daly, checked in at 289.0 yards per drive. So far this season, the average is 292.9 yards per drive, and tour leader Cameron Champ checks in at 315.7. That’s right — the average drive distance from 2019 would have led the PGA Tour each season through 1996. Woods’s mark in 19971The first year Tiger played enough as a pro to qualify for the PGA Tour’s leaderboards. of 294.8 ranked second only to Daly’s 302.0. A 294.8-yard average today would rank just 86th of the 214 golfers on tour — tied with the slumping former World No. 1 Jordan Spieth. And just like the existing players increased their power through technology, existing major hosts have added length to offset it. Sixteen courses hosted a major in both the 1990s and 2010s; those courses averaged 7,011.6 yards back then and 7,307.9 yards now — an increase of 296.3 yards on average. Even the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Long Island, which hosts this weekend’s PGA Championship, has increased its length by 222 yards since it hosted Woods’s U.S. Open victory back in 2002.We should note that both the boom in driving distances and the Tiger-proofing craze have largely leveled off since the mid-2000s. The average PGA Tour drive continues to creep up by a couple of yards every few years, but today’s long-drive leaders, such as Champ, Johnson and Rory McIlroy, are mostly hitting it the same distance as Bubba Watson and Robert Garrigus were a decade earlier. In that sense, the game Woods left when his 11-year major drought began in 2008 was actually similar to the one he climbed to the top of again last month.Just the same, when Tiger tees off Thursday at Bethpage in the PGA Championship, the modern sport’s power will be on full display. Woods might still smash it a solid 300 off the tee like he did in the late ’90s, but he won’t be vying for the tour lead in distance; instead, that part of his game makes him just another golfer in the middle of the pack. What once was a massive distance advantage that Woods used to rack up a -13 score relative to par on par-5s at the 1997 Masters is now nothing special. These days, just about everyone hits it like Tiger — if not better.So what happened? For one thing, pro golfers took Woods’s lead and became much stronger and more athletic. Although Daly was a freak of nature — he never worked out and bombed drives while chain-smoking and pounding Diet Cokes — today’s top players have a lot more in common with current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who stands a lean 6-foot-4, hits the ball 305 yards per drive and proudly posts shirtless Instagram photos. As we’ve written before, Woods’s current pursuit of majors has been made more difficult by an influx of younger athletes to the game that he himself helped inspire. And a big part of that younger generation’s success is linked to hitting the ball really far.But another, even bigger factor is a drastic improvement in equipment over the years. Before the 1990s, driver clubheads were significantly smaller, made of heavy material like persimmon (instead of metal) and attached to the ends of shorter, heavier metal shafts (as opposed to graphite). As more and more players began switching to modern clubs — the last major won with a persimmon driver was Bernhard Langer’s victory at the 1993 Masters — the tour began to see a massive increase in driving distance (and, interestingly enough, a decrease in driving accuracy). More than just the introduction of fitter players, established golfers were also hitting the ball harder: The 60 players who qualified for the PGA Tour driving leaderboard in both 1995 and 2005 saw an average increase of 18.6 yards per drive over that span.Simply put, lighter clubs with a longer shaft and larger clubhead surface area generate more power. As a fun exercise last year, YouTuber and PGA club pro Rick Shiels hit 10 drives with both a top-of-the-line club from about 20 years ago (the Ping TiSi Tec) and 2018 (the Ping G400 Max) and measured the results using tracking analytics. On average, Shiels estimated to have hit the ball 16 yards farther in the air (and 19 yards farther in total) with the modern driver, thanks in part to a ball velocity 4 mph faster off the clubhead:Of course, the ball itself has also made it easier to drive for huge distances. The introduction of Titleist’s Pro V1 model in 2000 — which features a “multilayer” design with a solid rubber core and thin polymer casing — instantly revolutionized the way balls were manufactured, optimizing power without sacrificing accuracy. When Shiels ran a similar test between 1998 and 2018 golf balls (using the same club for each), he drove the ball 11 yards farther through the air — and 12 yards farther in total — with the current Pro V1, thanks again to a nearly 3 mph boost in velocity off the face.These clear technological improvements have led to questions over whether such advantages should be dialed back at the pro level to make the game harder again. Although the golf ball debate rages on, many top-tier courses have been remade since the ’90s, “Tiger-proofing” themselves by adding more distance to their layouts. Par-72 major championship courses in the 1990s averaged 7,006.1 yards in total length; by the 2000s, that average became 7,319.3 yards, and this decade it’s 7,456.6 yards — a 6.4 percent increase that mirrors the change in average driving distance since the early 2000s. read more

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Fickell calls for Ohio State football to move forward

28 Sep 2019

As fans and media throughout Columbus continue to dwell on Ohio State’s 24-6 loss in Miami on Saturday, Buckeyes’ coach Luke Fickell said he can’t and won’t. “We have a 17-hour rule. After 17 hours, it’s over with,” Fickell said. “Doesn’t mean we forget about what happened or we forget the feeling of what happened, but we move on.” With the team’s 17-hour period of reflecting on the loss over, Fickell said his team will only concern itself with present problems. “Somebody asked, ‘What do you think this team is going to be in three weeks?’ I worry about today,” he said. “I’ll worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. “(One thing) the team can’t do is worry about what’s going to happen in three weeks, three months … that will eat you alive.” Junior defensive lineman John Simon, a captain for this Saturday’s game against Colorado, is eager to move forward with the season. He expects to learn a lot about his team after coming off its first loss of the young season. “We’re fired up. It’s an exciting week for us,” Simon said. “These are the weeks you kind of look forward to. You never want to lose, but you get to see what kind of team you have this week, seeing how we’re going to react and rebuild off this loss.” The other Buckeyes’ captain on Saturday will be junior fullback Zach Boren, who doesn’t plan to need rebuilding off of a loss again this season. “We’re going to go out and try and win every game,” Boren said. “No matter if it’s by one point or 50 points, we don’t care, we’re going to go out and win every game. That’s our mentality.” If the young Buckeyes can go on to win every game, Fickell said he believes it could leave Buckeye fans remembering the Miami loss as a mere bump in the road. “It’s ultimately where you end and not where you begin. We want to see improvement. That’s what our focus is going to be,” Fickell said. “But you have to move on.” “You still (have) to spend time on Colorado,” Fickell added. “We need to make sure we focus on what we’re doing, tackling on defense, ball security on offense.” Fickell said moving on involves holding every player accountable for his play, regardless of the player’s tenure with the team. “No excuses, whether they’re young or they’re old,” Fickell said. “We have such an incredibly high standard for those guys.” Simon echoed his coach’s feelings. “We’re not going to make excuses for ourselves. Miami came to play and got the job done. But our objective this week is Colorado,” Simon said. “We’re up to the challenge. Like I said, guys are in there this morning breaking down film, game planning, so we’re ready to go.” read more

As fans and media throughout Columbus continue to dwell on Ohio State’s 24-6 loss in Miami on Saturday, Buckeyes’ coach Luke Fickell said he can’t and won’t. “We have a 17-hour rule. After 17 hours, it’s over with,” Fickell said. “Doesn’t mean we forget about what happened or we forget the feeling of what happened, but we move on.” With the team’s 17-hour period of reflecting on the loss over, Fickell said his team will only concern itself with present problems. “Somebody asked, ‘What do you think this team is going to be in three weeks?’ I worry about today,” he said. “I’ll worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. “(One thing) the team can’t do is worry about what’s going to happen in three weeks, three months … that will eat you alive.” Junior defensive lineman John Simon, a captain for this Saturday’s game against Colorado, is eager to move forward with the season. He expects to learn a lot about his team after coming off its first loss of the young season. “We’re fired up. It’s an exciting week for us,” Simon said. “These are the weeks you kind of look forward to. You never want to lose, but you get to see what kind of team you have this week, seeing how we’re going to react and rebuild off this loss.” The other Buckeyes’ captain on Saturday will be junior fullback Zach Boren, who doesn’t plan to need rebuilding off of a loss again this season. “We’re going to go out and try and win every game,” Boren said. “No matter if it’s by one point or 50 points, we don’t care, we’re going to go out and win every game. That’s our mentality.” If the young Buckeyes can go on to win every game, Fickell said he believes it could leave Buckeye fans remembering the Miami loss as a mere bump in the road. “It’s ultimately where you end and not where you begin. We want to see improvement. That’s what our focus is going to be,” Fickell said. “But you have to move on.” “You still (have) to spend time on Colorado,” Fickell added. “We need to make sure we focus on what we’re doing, tackling on defense, ball security on offense.” Fickell said moving on involves holding every player accountable for his play, regardless of the player’s tenure with the team. “No excuses, whether they’re young or they’re old,” Fickell said. “We have such an incredibly high standard for those guys.” Simon echoed his coach’s feelings. “We’re not going to make excuses for ourselves. Miami came to play and got the job done. But our objective this week is Colorado,” Simon said. “We’re up to the challenge. Like I said, guys are in there this morning breaking down film, game planning, so we’re ready to go.” read more

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As it happened Munster v Gloucester Heineken Cup

22 Sep 2019

Nicola Furlongs sister tells court of her hatred

22 Sep 2019

first_imgTHE FAMILY OF Nicola Furlong told a Japanese court today how their lives have changed since she was killed in Tokyo on 24 May last year.The 21-year-old student’s mother, Angela, said they carry a “cloak of darkness” with them at all times.Nicola’s sister, Andrea, also delivered a victim impact statement today during the trial of Richard Hinds, the American musician accused of murdering the Wexford native.After the hearing they both spoke with RTÉ News about their torment.“It was very important to get all my points across today and I did,” said Angela. “I did ask the question, ‘Why? Why my Nicola? Why did she have to die? Why did he choose her? And we did ask that question. Unfortunately, we did not get a clear answer but we got the opportunity to ask that question.Andrea recalled how she told the three judges and six jurors about her relationship with Nicola – that they were sisters and best friends.The 19-year-old added, “I explained my hatred for the accused. I really feel like I got my point across there because I’m feeling it. That’s the way I’m feeling and I’m not going to try hide it.”According to reports, two of the jurors and one judge cried during the statements.Hinds was cross-examined during today’s proceedings, stating he had no explanation for the victim’s death but admitting to putting both of his hands around her neck on the night in question. He had previously told the court he had put only one hand on her throat but blamed a translation error for the discrepancies in his testimony.Footage from the taxi that took Furlong, her friend (known as Victim A), Hinds and his friend James Blackston to the Keio Plaza hotel that night was also shown in court.Hinds has denied murder. A verdict is expected on 19 March.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are active.Yesterday: ‘It’s very, very hard. No parent should have to go through it’last_img read more

first_imgTHE FAMILY OF Nicola Furlong told a Japanese court today how their lives have changed since she was killed in Tokyo on 24 May last year.The 21-year-old student’s mother, Angela, said they carry a “cloak of darkness” with them at all times.Nicola’s sister, Andrea, also delivered a victim impact statement today during the trial of Richard Hinds, the American musician accused of murdering the Wexford native.After the hearing they both spoke with RTÉ News about their torment.“It was very important to get all my points across today and I did,” said Angela. “I did ask the question, ‘Why? Why my Nicola? Why did she have to die? Why did he choose her? And we did ask that question. Unfortunately, we did not get a clear answer but we got the opportunity to ask that question.Andrea recalled how she told the three judges and six jurors about her relationship with Nicola – that they were sisters and best friends.The 19-year-old added, “I explained my hatred for the accused. I really feel like I got my point across there because I’m feeling it. That’s the way I’m feeling and I’m not going to try hide it.”According to reports, two of the jurors and one judge cried during the statements.Hinds was cross-examined during today’s proceedings, stating he had no explanation for the victim’s death but admitting to putting both of his hands around her neck on the night in question. He had previously told the court he had put only one hand on her throat but blamed a translation error for the discrepancies in his testimony.Footage from the taxi that took Furlong, her friend (known as Victim A), Hinds and his friend James Blackston to the Keio Plaza hotel that night was also shown in court.Hinds has denied murder. A verdict is expected on 19 March.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are active.Yesterday: ‘It’s very, very hard. No parent should have to go through it’last_img read more

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Conductive ink lets you draw working circuits on a sheet of paper

21 Sep 2019

first_imgThere has been some talk over the past few years about how eventually we will all be using circuits that have been printed on paper or some form of flexible surface using inkjet technology. It makes sense: printing is very cheap and fast, paper is cheap and renewable, and the whole system can be scaled easily. But before we get to a time when such a system is the norm, two researchers have come up with a similar solution anyone can use to create their own circuits without need of any device beyond a pen and paper.A material science professor and an electrical engineering professor at the University of Illinois have created a new conductive ink that can be used to draw working circuits. The method of drawing those circuits simply involves putting the ink inside a rollerball pen. In other words, we can all start drawing with this pen and end up with a working circuit on a piece of paper.AdChoices广告The ink is a liquid metal formed from silver nanoparticles, hydroxyethyl cellulose, and an acid that gets removed from the final ink. The end result is a conductive ink that remains in liquid form until placed on a porous surface at which point it dries and becomes able to conduct electricity. The other good news is the ink holds up under folding, so you can draw a circuit, fold the paper up, and later unfold to find the circuit still works.While Arduino made experimenting with circuit boards cheap enough for homebrew development, this conductive ink potentially removes the cost barriers almost completely.Conductive pens have been around for many years, so you may think this is nothing new. As far as we can tell, existing conductive pens are used for repairing or adding traces to existing circuit boards on metal, glass, plastic, or epoxy. This new ink allows similar traces to be put on pourous surfaces such as paper, but also guarantee a higher current flow allowing for a wider breadth of uses.Read more at Physorglast_img read more

first_imgThere has been some talk over the past few years about how eventually we will all be using circuits that have been printed on paper or some form of flexible surface using inkjet technology. It makes sense: printing is very cheap and fast, paper is cheap and renewable, and the whole system can be scaled easily. But before we get to a time when such a system is the norm, two researchers have come up with a similar solution anyone can use to create their own circuits without need of any device beyond a pen and paper.A material science professor and an electrical engineering professor at the University of Illinois have created a new conductive ink that can be used to draw working circuits. The method of drawing those circuits simply involves putting the ink inside a rollerball pen. In other words, we can all start drawing with this pen and end up with a working circuit on a piece of paper.AdChoices广告The ink is a liquid metal formed from silver nanoparticles, hydroxyethyl cellulose, and an acid that gets removed from the final ink. The end result is a conductive ink that remains in liquid form until placed on a porous surface at which point it dries and becomes able to conduct electricity. The other good news is the ink holds up under folding, so you can draw a circuit, fold the paper up, and later unfold to find the circuit still works.While Arduino made experimenting with circuit boards cheap enough for homebrew development, this conductive ink potentially removes the cost barriers almost completely.Conductive pens have been around for many years, so you may think this is nothing new. As far as we can tell, existing conductive pens are used for repairing or adding traces to existing circuit boards on metal, glass, plastic, or epoxy. This new ink allows similar traces to be put on pourous surfaces such as paper, but also guarantee a higher current flow allowing for a wider breadth of uses.Read more at Physorglast_img read more

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Snoop Dogg hosts screening of Fighting With My Family Apollo Crews welcomes

19 Sep 2019

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest WWE has posted a short video (view above) of Rapper Snoop Dogg hosting a private screening of the the new upcoming film “Fighting With My Family” for Paige, Cathy Kelley and many others.  Snoop Dogg is a known WWE fan and is the cousin of current RAW star Sasha Banks. The film which focuses on the life and wrestling career of WWE star Paige was produced by WWE Studios and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.Florence Pugh plays Paige, well known actors Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) plays Paige’s mom, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) plays Paige’s father and Vince Vaughn plays the official recruiter for WWE.The film, which will be released under Metro Goldwyn Mayer is set for a limited release in Theaters on February 14, a full nation-wide release on February 22, and in the United Kingdom on February 27. Apollo Crews welcomes new childWWE posted Twitter Saturday congratulating current RAW star Apollo Crews and his wife Linda on the birth of their second child, Kai Issac.You can check out WWE’s Twitter post below:Congratulations to @WWEApollo and his wife Linda on the birth of their second child, Kai Isaac! https://t.co/191H85Exxp— WWE (@WWE) February 10, 2019center_img WWE Smackdown Live Preview: King of the Ring continues, Daniel Bryan vs. Buddy Murphy Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stars of “Fighting With My Family” learn what it takes to be a WWE Superstarlast_img read more

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest WWE has posted a short video (view above) of Rapper Snoop Dogg hosting a private screening of the the new upcoming film “Fighting With My Family” for Paige, Cathy Kelley and many others.  Snoop Dogg is a known WWE fan and is the cousin of current RAW star Sasha Banks. The film which focuses on the life and wrestling career of WWE star Paige was produced by WWE Studios and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.Florence Pugh plays Paige, well known actors Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) plays Paige’s mom, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) plays Paige’s father and Vince Vaughn plays the official recruiter for WWE.The film, which will be released under Metro Goldwyn Mayer is set for a limited release in Theaters on February 14, a full nation-wide release on February 22, and in the United Kingdom on February 27. Apollo Crews welcomes new childWWE posted Twitter Saturday congratulating current RAW star Apollo Crews and his wife Linda on the birth of their second child, Kai Issac.You can check out WWE’s Twitter post below:Congratulations to @WWEApollo and his wife Linda on the birth of their second child, Kai Isaac! https://t.co/191H85Exxp— WWE (@WWE) February 10, 2019center_img WWE Smackdown Live Preview: King of the Ring continues, Daniel Bryan vs. Buddy Murphy Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stars of “Fighting With My Family” learn what it takes to be a WWE Superstarlast_img read more

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Arvind Ltd sells 10 stake in brand business arm for Rs 740

05 Sep 2019

first_imgLeading textile and branded apparel company Arvind Ltd said on Tuesday that it is divesting 10 percent stake in its brand business arm to Renuka Ramnath-led private equity firm Multiples Private Equity. The value of the stake sale is pegged at Rs 740 crore.”Arvind has completed a deal under which 10 percent stake in Arvind’s brand business arm has been acquired by Multiples, promoted by Renuka Ramnath. Our brand business has been growing at a phenomenal rate over the years. So, the value of our brand business subsidiary is worked out at Rs 8,000 crore,” said Sanjay Lalbhai, chairman and managing director of Arvind Ltd.Divesting the stake would help the company in reducing its debt to Rs 2,460 crore from Rs 3,200 crore, Lalbhai was quoted as saying by Mint. Following the news, the Arvind Ltd stock was trading at Rs 405.40 at around 2:34 pm on Wednesday, up 0.45 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange. On Tuesday, the stocks surged around 10 percent in trade. the Ahmedabad-based company said the asset sale will create value for shareholders. “The transaction reflects the confidence of the investor community in the overall business strategy, the robustness of the platform and quality of our leadership team. The deal is an important milestone in our journey to be a fashion, apparel and accessories powerhouse,” Lalbhai was quoted as saying by the Business Standard.Under its diverse portfolio are the brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, US Polo Assn, Arrow, Gant and Nautica to name a few. According to media reports, the company clocked an annual turnover of Rs 2,300 crore during the financial year 2015-16 and is considered to be one of the fastest growing businesses in India.last_img read more

first_imgLeading textile and branded apparel company Arvind Ltd said on Tuesday that it is divesting 10 percent stake in its brand business arm to Renuka Ramnath-led private equity firm Multiples Private Equity. The value of the stake sale is pegged at Rs 740 crore.”Arvind has completed a deal under which 10 percent stake in Arvind’s brand business arm has been acquired by Multiples, promoted by Renuka Ramnath. Our brand business has been growing at a phenomenal rate over the years. So, the value of our brand business subsidiary is worked out at Rs 8,000 crore,” said Sanjay Lalbhai, chairman and managing director of Arvind Ltd.Divesting the stake would help the company in reducing its debt to Rs 2,460 crore from Rs 3,200 crore, Lalbhai was quoted as saying by Mint. Following the news, the Arvind Ltd stock was trading at Rs 405.40 at around 2:34 pm on Wednesday, up 0.45 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange. On Tuesday, the stocks surged around 10 percent in trade. the Ahmedabad-based company said the asset sale will create value for shareholders. “The transaction reflects the confidence of the investor community in the overall business strategy, the robustness of the platform and quality of our leadership team. The deal is an important milestone in our journey to be a fashion, apparel and accessories powerhouse,” Lalbhai was quoted as saying by the Business Standard.Under its diverse portfolio are the brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, US Polo Assn, Arrow, Gant and Nautica to name a few. According to media reports, the company clocked an annual turnover of Rs 2,300 crore during the financial year 2015-16 and is considered to be one of the fastest growing businesses in India.last_img read more

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US offers unique guarantees before N Korea summit

03 Sep 2019

first_img.The US has offered North Korea “unique” security guarantees to persuade it to give up its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, on the eve of a historic summit in Singapore.The White House said preparatory negotiations had “moved more quickly than expected” and Trump would leave Tuesday evening after his talks with Kim Jong Un, seemingly ruling out the possibility the unprecedented tete-a-tete would run to two days.The meeting, long sought by Pyongyang, will be the first ever between a serving US president and a North Korean leader, and will focus on the nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles the North has spent decades developing.The Trump administration will only accept complete denuclearisation of the North, Pompeo stressed.In return, Washington would offer “different and unique” guarantees “to provide them sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable that denuclearisation is not something that ends badly for them”.He refused to go into details. But the North has long sought an end to the US military presence in the South, where Washington has around 28,000 troops stationed to protect it from its neighbour.Pyongyang has demanded the end of what it calls a “hostile policy” towards it, but in public has only pledged to pursue the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula — a euphemism open to wide differences of interpretation.Washington is eager to see if the North’s pledges were “sincere”, Pompeo said, adding: “The United States has been fooled before.”Verification would be key, he went on, saying many deals had been signed before only to find “the North Koreans did not promise what they said”.The North, which has been subjected to increasingly strict sanctions by the UN Security Council and others, has made promises of change in the past, such as at the lengthy Six Party Talks process, only for the agreements to collapse later.Trump and Kim will first meet one-on-one in a closed session, before a larger meeting with key advisers, the White House said.The wider session will include National Security Advisor John Bolton, who nearly derailed the summit with hawkish comments about disarming North Korea.Pompeo also signalled there would be more discussions to come, adding that Tuesday’s meeting “will set the framework for the hard work that will follow. We will see how far we get.”In Seoul, President Moon Jae-in had a 40-minute phone call with Trump, after telling key aides that it could take “one year, two years or even longer to completely resolve the issues concerned”.- ‘Fire and fury’ -Tuesday’s summit is an extraordinary turnaround from last year, when Trump threatened the North with “fire and fury” and Kim dubbed him a “mentally deranged US dotard”, sending fears of conflict soaring.The summit has also raised hopes of progress towards a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War, the last festering legacy of the Cold War, after hostilities only stopped with an armistice.But critics have warned it risks becoming more of a media circus than an occasion for substantial progress.The US leader has whipsawed on expectations for the meeting, signalling that it could be the beginning of a “process” of several meetings, only to call it a “one-time shot” for peace as he embarked for Singapore and saying he would know “within the first minute” whether an agreement would be possible.”I just think it’s going to work out very nicely,” said Trump at a working lunch with the prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien-Loong.The previous US stance, said Bruce Klingner of the Heritage Foundation, was that “we don’t deploy a president to negotiate a treaty, we deploy a president to sign a treaty where we know where every piece of punctuation is on that piece of paper”.”One of my worries is that we come out of this Singapore summit with something that looks remarkably like the Six Party Talks or anything that the president has previously criticised but it is hyped as something that’s historic and new and groundbreaking,” he added.- Separate planes -The North’s official KCNA news agency called the summit “historic”, saying it would take place in a “changed era” and “under the great attention and expectation of the whole world”.Kim would exchange “wide-ranging and profound views” on issues including “building a permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean peninsula” and “realising the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”, it added.It formally referred to Trump by his full name in the Monday report, including his middle initial — the first time it has done so.Kim’s sister and close aide Kim Yo Jong is also in Singapore, and is believed to have travelled separately on the ageing Soviet-made Ilyushin-62 that is the leader’s personal aircraft.last_img read more

first_img.The US has offered North Korea “unique” security guarantees to persuade it to give up its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, on the eve of a historic summit in Singapore.The White House said preparatory negotiations had “moved more quickly than expected” and Trump would leave Tuesday evening after his talks with Kim Jong Un, seemingly ruling out the possibility the unprecedented tete-a-tete would run to two days.The meeting, long sought by Pyongyang, will be the first ever between a serving US president and a North Korean leader, and will focus on the nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles the North has spent decades developing.The Trump administration will only accept complete denuclearisation of the North, Pompeo stressed.In return, Washington would offer “different and unique” guarantees “to provide them sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable that denuclearisation is not something that ends badly for them”.He refused to go into details. But the North has long sought an end to the US military presence in the South, where Washington has around 28,000 troops stationed to protect it from its neighbour.Pyongyang has demanded the end of what it calls a “hostile policy” towards it, but in public has only pledged to pursue the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula — a euphemism open to wide differences of interpretation.Washington is eager to see if the North’s pledges were “sincere”, Pompeo said, adding: “The United States has been fooled before.”Verification would be key, he went on, saying many deals had been signed before only to find “the North Koreans did not promise what they said”.The North, which has been subjected to increasingly strict sanctions by the UN Security Council and others, has made promises of change in the past, such as at the lengthy Six Party Talks process, only for the agreements to collapse later.Trump and Kim will first meet one-on-one in a closed session, before a larger meeting with key advisers, the White House said.The wider session will include National Security Advisor John Bolton, who nearly derailed the summit with hawkish comments about disarming North Korea.Pompeo also signalled there would be more discussions to come, adding that Tuesday’s meeting “will set the framework for the hard work that will follow. We will see how far we get.”In Seoul, President Moon Jae-in had a 40-minute phone call with Trump, after telling key aides that it could take “one year, two years or even longer to completely resolve the issues concerned”.- ‘Fire and fury’ -Tuesday’s summit is an extraordinary turnaround from last year, when Trump threatened the North with “fire and fury” and Kim dubbed him a “mentally deranged US dotard”, sending fears of conflict soaring.The summit has also raised hopes of progress towards a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War, the last festering legacy of the Cold War, after hostilities only stopped with an armistice.But critics have warned it risks becoming more of a media circus than an occasion for substantial progress.The US leader has whipsawed on expectations for the meeting, signalling that it could be the beginning of a “process” of several meetings, only to call it a “one-time shot” for peace as he embarked for Singapore and saying he would know “within the first minute” whether an agreement would be possible.”I just think it’s going to work out very nicely,” said Trump at a working lunch with the prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien-Loong.The previous US stance, said Bruce Klingner of the Heritage Foundation, was that “we don’t deploy a president to negotiate a treaty, we deploy a president to sign a treaty where we know where every piece of punctuation is on that piece of paper”.”One of my worries is that we come out of this Singapore summit with something that looks remarkably like the Six Party Talks or anything that the president has previously criticised but it is hyped as something that’s historic and new and groundbreaking,” he added.- Separate planes -The North’s official KCNA news agency called the summit “historic”, saying it would take place in a “changed era” and “under the great attention and expectation of the whole world”.Kim would exchange “wide-ranging and profound views” on issues including “building a permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean peninsula” and “realising the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”, it added.It formally referred to Trump by his full name in the Monday report, including his middle initial — the first time it has done so.Kim’s sister and close aide Kim Yo Jong is also in Singapore, and is believed to have travelled separately on the ageing Soviet-made Ilyushin-62 that is the leader’s personal aircraft.last_img read more

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Hurricane Season Recounts The Astros Triumph Against The Backdrop Of Harveys Devastation

02 Sep 2019

first_img Listen The Houston Astros’ World Series championship last year was, of course, a great accomplishment on the field. But, in the aftermath of Harvey, it was much more than that for the Bayou City.Houston Chronicle columnist Joe Holley — who you hear once a month on Houston Matters’ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – has written a new book examining the impact the Astros’ first championship has had on Houston. It’s called Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros, and the Resilience of A City.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with Holley about this seminal moment in sports – and Houston – history.Holley will sign copies of Hurricane Season at a Brazos Bookstore event tonight (May 1) at 7. Photo via Twitter Houston AstrosVerified account @astrosHouston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa at the Houston Astros Championship Parade. 00:00 /08:56 center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Sharelast_img read more

first_img Listen The Houston Astros’ World Series championship last year was, of course, a great accomplishment on the field. But, in the aftermath of Harvey, it was much more than that for the Bayou City.Houston Chronicle columnist Joe Holley — who you hear once a month on Houston Matters’ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – has written a new book examining the impact the Astros’ first championship has had on Houston. It’s called Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros, and the Resilience of A City.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with Holley about this seminal moment in sports – and Houston – history.Holley will sign copies of Hurricane Season at a Brazos Bookstore event tonight (May 1) at 7. Photo via Twitter Houston AstrosVerified account @astrosHouston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa at the Houston Astros Championship Parade. 00:00 /08:56 center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Sharelast_img read more

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How foamy is spacetime

31 Aug 2019

first_imgThe HST’s high-resolution image of the Airy ring surrounding the quasar ruled out the random-walk model, but lacked sufficient resolution to test the holographic model. “By using this image, they’ve shown that the archives of all the great telescopes — both the interferometers as well as single telescopes like the HST — can be used to make very fundamental measurements about the structure of our universe,” said Eric Perlman, physicist at the University of Maryland who initially observed the quasar.Telescopes currently being built could capture even higher resolution images for future studies.“In the next few years, interferometers – such as the Very Large Telescope Interferometer in Chile or the Keck Interferometer in Hawaii – could test the holographic model by observing more distant quasars with their large apertures and long baselines,” said Christiansen. Cosmological ImplicationsHowever, the team didn’t depend on further observations to deduce another cosmological implication in addition to measuring quantum foam. Observationally ruling out the random-walk model, coupled with restrictions from computational physics, has repercussions on the matter of spacetime. Because ordinary matter only contains an amount of information dense enough to map out spacetime at a level consistent with the random-walk model, the physicists suggest that “there must be other kinds of matter or energy with which the Universe can map out its spacetime geometry (to a finer spatial accuracy than is possible with the use of conventional matter).“This line of reasoning strongly hints at the existence of dark matter and dark energy, independent of the evidence from recent cosmological observations.”Although the universe may not be quite as foamy as some scientists previously suspected, the team has put constraints on the foaminess of spacetime, and supplied another parameter with which to probe unconventional matter and energy. The group has also holds high hopes for learning more about spacetime structure in the near future.“I think there is a close relation between quantum foam and dark matter and dark energy,” said Ng. “More work on holographic-foam-inspired cosmology is now in progress. Stay tuned.”Citation: Christiansen, W.A., Ng, Y. Jack, and van Dam, H. Probing Spacetime Foam with Extragalactic Sources. Physical Review Letters. 96, 051301 (2006).By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com Maybe not as foamy as some scientists thought, as a fresh look at a quasar first observed in 1998 by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) shows. Physicists observed a diffraction pattern called an Airy ring around the image of a distant quasar-like object. This ring persuades physicists that the light from this distant object has traveled through a relatively calm – rather than extremely frothy – spacetime. This image is a linear combination of two images first observed by Perlman et al. for research studying the relationship between this quasar and its galaxy. In the image, the ring surrounds the nucleus of the galaxy, making it look iris-like rather than just pseudo-point-like. Image courtesy of Eric Perlman. NASA telescopes set limits on space-time quantum ‘foam’ Citation: How foamy is spacetime? (2006, February 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-02-foamy-spacetime.htmlcenter_img The idea that space is composed of ever-changing arrangements of bubbles, called spacetime foam, dates back to the 1960s. On a small (Planck) scale, foamy bubbles result from the uncertainty principle, which allows virtual particles to spontaneously pop into and out of existence. Although quantum foam violates the law of conservation of energy on ultra-short timescales, nanoscale devices have measured the effects of these tiny virtual particles on the vacuum in other contexts. Further, many physicists believe that some model of quantum foam must exist in any theory of quantum gravity, which unites quantum mechanics and general relativity. “The detection of spacetime foam will give us a glimpse of the ultimate structure of spacetime,” said Y. Jack Ng, member of the team that observed the ring. “The observational results may also point physicists to the correct theory of quantum gravity.”Ng and his colleagues, W.A. Christiansen and H. van Dam from the University of North Carolina, have narrowed down the possible models of quantum foam into the least foamy variations. The team compared two spacetime foam models based on quantum fluctuations in spacetime geometry. The first model is consistent with the holographic principle, which stipulates that the maximum amount of information that any region of space can store is proportional to its surface area instead of its volume, like a hologram. The second model, called the random-walk model, stipulates that successive fluctuations are random, totally uncorrelated. The holographic model enables a less turbulent spacetime compared with the random-walk model, which involves greater fluctuations.The team chose to analyze the quasar-like object PKS1413 + 135 to search for an Airy ring because the presence of a ring limits the amount of light scattering that could be caused by spacetime foam. The quasar is 1.2 gigaparsecs – or about 4 billion light years – away from the Milky Way, allowing the physicists to accumulate the effects of the fluctuations over a distance, necessary for amplifying the tiny effects of the foam.“Searching for spacetime foam effects is limited to point-like objects like PKS1413 +135 because objects greater than point-like size – such as galaxies – can contain an intrinsic structure that masks the effects of quantum foam,” said Christiansen. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. 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first_imgThe HST’s high-resolution image of the Airy ring surrounding the quasar ruled out the random-walk model, but lacked sufficient resolution to test the holographic model. “By using this image, they’ve shown that the archives of all the great telescopes — both the interferometers as well as single telescopes like the HST — can be used to make very fundamental measurements about the structure of our universe,” said Eric Perlman, physicist at the University of Maryland who initially observed the quasar.Telescopes currently being built could capture even higher resolution images for future studies.“In the next few years, interferometers – such as the Very Large Telescope Interferometer in Chile or the Keck Interferometer in Hawaii – could test the holographic model by observing more distant quasars with their large apertures and long baselines,” said Christiansen. Cosmological ImplicationsHowever, the team didn’t depend on further observations to deduce another cosmological implication in addition to measuring quantum foam. Observationally ruling out the random-walk model, coupled with restrictions from computational physics, has repercussions on the matter of spacetime. Because ordinary matter only contains an amount of information dense enough to map out spacetime at a level consistent with the random-walk model, the physicists suggest that “there must be other kinds of matter or energy with which the Universe can map out its spacetime geometry (to a finer spatial accuracy than is possible with the use of conventional matter).“This line of reasoning strongly hints at the existence of dark matter and dark energy, independent of the evidence from recent cosmological observations.”Although the universe may not be quite as foamy as some scientists previously suspected, the team has put constraints on the foaminess of spacetime, and supplied another parameter with which to probe unconventional matter and energy. The group has also holds high hopes for learning more about spacetime structure in the near future.“I think there is a close relation between quantum foam and dark matter and dark energy,” said Ng. “More work on holographic-foam-inspired cosmology is now in progress. Stay tuned.”Citation: Christiansen, W.A., Ng, Y. Jack, and van Dam, H. Probing Spacetime Foam with Extragalactic Sources. Physical Review Letters. 96, 051301 (2006).By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com Maybe not as foamy as some scientists thought, as a fresh look at a quasar first observed in 1998 by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) shows. Physicists observed a diffraction pattern called an Airy ring around the image of a distant quasar-like object. This ring persuades physicists that the light from this distant object has traveled through a relatively calm – rather than extremely frothy – spacetime. This image is a linear combination of two images first observed by Perlman et al. for research studying the relationship between this quasar and its galaxy. In the image, the ring surrounds the nucleus of the galaxy, making it look iris-like rather than just pseudo-point-like. Image courtesy of Eric Perlman. NASA telescopes set limits on space-time quantum ‘foam’ Citation: How foamy is spacetime? (2006, February 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-02-foamy-spacetime.htmlcenter_img The idea that space is composed of ever-changing arrangements of bubbles, called spacetime foam, dates back to the 1960s. On a small (Planck) scale, foamy bubbles result from the uncertainty principle, which allows virtual particles to spontaneously pop into and out of existence. Although quantum foam violates the law of conservation of energy on ultra-short timescales, nanoscale devices have measured the effects of these tiny virtual particles on the vacuum in other contexts. Further, many physicists believe that some model of quantum foam must exist in any theory of quantum gravity, which unites quantum mechanics and general relativity. “The detection of spacetime foam will give us a glimpse of the ultimate structure of spacetime,” said Y. Jack Ng, member of the team that observed the ring. “The observational results may also point physicists to the correct theory of quantum gravity.”Ng and his colleagues, W.A. Christiansen and H. van Dam from the University of North Carolina, have narrowed down the possible models of quantum foam into the least foamy variations. The team compared two spacetime foam models based on quantum fluctuations in spacetime geometry. The first model is consistent with the holographic principle, which stipulates that the maximum amount of information that any region of space can store is proportional to its surface area instead of its volume, like a hologram. The second model, called the random-walk model, stipulates that successive fluctuations are random, totally uncorrelated. The holographic model enables a less turbulent spacetime compared with the random-walk model, which involves greater fluctuations.The team chose to analyze the quasar-like object PKS1413 + 135 to search for an Airy ring because the presence of a ring limits the amount of light scattering that could be caused by spacetime foam. The quasar is 1.2 gigaparsecs – or about 4 billion light years – away from the Milky Way, allowing the physicists to accumulate the effects of the fluctuations over a distance, necessary for amplifying the tiny effects of the foam.“Searching for spacetime foam effects is limited to point-like objects like PKS1413 +135 because objects greater than point-like size – such as galaxies – can contain an intrinsic structure that masks the effects of quantum foam,” said Christiansen. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. 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Airplane contrails worse than CO2 emissions for global warming study

31 Aug 2019

first_img Explore further Photo: Ann the Doc Probing Question: Does commercial jet traffic affect climate? Airplane contrails are the white clouds that we see in the sky spreading behind jets. These cirrus clouds are created when the hot, moist air released from the plane freezes in the colder and drier air. These clouds then trap the long-wave radiation from Earth and create a warming of the atmosphere.In their study, Burkhardt and Karchar utilized satellite imagery of these spreading contrails to create a computer model which estimates how the contrails affect the Earth’s temperature.They have discovered that aviation contrails play a huge role in the impact on the climate and an even greater impact than that created by the CO2 emissions produced. While the CO2 emissions from airplanes account for around three percent of the annual CO2 emissions from all fossil fuels and change the radiation by 28 milliwatts per square meter, the aviation contrails are responsible for a change of around 31 milliwatts per square meter.The only difference is that CO2 has a longer life than that of the contrails, and can still continue to cause warming even hundreds of years down the road.The researchers believe that while continuing to reduce CO2 emissions in aviation, more work needs to be done to reduce contrails as well. This reduction of contrails could present an immediate effect on global warming. Solutions for this could include such things as creating flight plans at lower altitudes and the development of new airplane engines which would either reduce the water vapor released or immediately condense the water into ice that would drop to the ground below. 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. (PhysOrg.com) — In a recent study published in Nature Climate Change, Dr. Ulrike Burkhardt and Dr. Bernd Karcher from the Institute for Atmospheric Physics at the German Aerospace Centre show that the contrails created by airplanes are contributing more to global warming that all the CO2 that has been caused by the entire 108 years of airplane flight. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Airplane contrails worse than CO2 emissions for global warming: study (2011, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-airplane-contrails-worse-co2-emissions.html More information: Global radiative forcing from contrail cirrus, Nature Climate Change 1, 54–58 (2011) doi:10.1038/nclimate1068last_img read more

first_img Explore further Photo: Ann the Doc Probing Question: Does commercial jet traffic affect climate? Airplane contrails are the white clouds that we see in the sky spreading behind jets. These cirrus clouds are created when the hot, moist air released from the plane freezes in the colder and drier air. These clouds then trap the long-wave radiation from Earth and create a warming of the atmosphere.In their study, Burkhardt and Karchar utilized satellite imagery of these spreading contrails to create a computer model which estimates how the contrails affect the Earth’s temperature.They have discovered that aviation contrails play a huge role in the impact on the climate and an even greater impact than that created by the CO2 emissions produced. While the CO2 emissions from airplanes account for around three percent of the annual CO2 emissions from all fossil fuels and change the radiation by 28 milliwatts per square meter, the aviation contrails are responsible for a change of around 31 milliwatts per square meter.The only difference is that CO2 has a longer life than that of the contrails, and can still continue to cause warming even hundreds of years down the road.The researchers believe that while continuing to reduce CO2 emissions in aviation, more work needs to be done to reduce contrails as well. This reduction of contrails could present an immediate effect on global warming. Solutions for this could include such things as creating flight plans at lower altitudes and the development of new airplane engines which would either reduce the water vapor released or immediately condense the water into ice that would drop to the ground below. 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. (PhysOrg.com) — In a recent study published in Nature Climate Change, Dr. Ulrike Burkhardt and Dr. Bernd Karcher from the Institute for Atmospheric Physics at the German Aerospace Centre show that the contrails created by airplanes are contributing more to global warming that all the CO2 that has been caused by the entire 108 years of airplane flight. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Airplane contrails worse than CO2 emissions for global warming: study (2011, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-airplane-contrails-worse-co2-emissions.html More information: Global radiative forcing from contrail cirrus, Nature Climate Change 1, 54–58 (2011) doi:10.1038/nclimate1068last_img read more

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Bengal teenager shot during BJPTrinamool clash

31 Aug 2019

first_imgKolkata: A teenage boy is in critical condition after he sustained bullet injuries along with two others following a clash between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Patrasayer in West Bengal’s Bankura district. A clash erupted in the area on Saturday after the BJP activists allegedly shouted “Jai Shri Ram” slogans at Trinamool workers when they were returning from a Trinamool Congress rally led by state Minister and senior party leader Suvendu Adhikari. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Following the clashes, a 14 year-old victim, Soumen Bauri, is battling for his life at Bankura Medical College and Hospital. Expressing concern over the injury of the teenager, BJP state President Dilip Ghosh said it is unfortunate that people are being shot for shouting a slogan. “How can one open fire for chanting Jai Shri Ram? Where have we reached? Is this Pakistan?”, Ghosh pointed out. BJP’s Bankura MP Subhas Sarkar has accused the police of firing and targeting his party workers. “All three injured persons sustained bullet wounds. Police said they had fired rubber bullets, which is untrue”, Sarkar said after visiting the victims at the Bankura Medical College.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A teenage boy is in critical condition after he sustained bullet injuries along with two others following a clash between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Patrasayer in West Bengal’s Bankura district. A clash erupted in the area on Saturday after the BJP activists allegedly shouted “Jai Shri Ram” slogans at Trinamool workers when they were returning from a Trinamool Congress rally led by state Minister and senior party leader Suvendu Adhikari. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Following the clashes, a 14 year-old victim, Soumen Bauri, is battling for his life at Bankura Medical College and Hospital. Expressing concern over the injury of the teenager, BJP state President Dilip Ghosh said it is unfortunate that people are being shot for shouting a slogan. “How can one open fire for chanting Jai Shri Ram? Where have we reached? Is this Pakistan?”, Ghosh pointed out. BJP’s Bankura MP Subhas Sarkar has accused the police of firing and targeting his party workers. “All three injured persons sustained bullet wounds. Police said they had fired rubber bullets, which is untrue”, Sarkar said after visiting the victims at the Bankura Medical College.last_img read more

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How Drug Marketing Influences Prescriptions

29 Aug 2019

first_imgEver wonder how drug marketing plays into what your doctor prescribes? A team of researchers found that D.C.-based health care providers who got gifts — including cash, meals and ownership interests — from pharmaceutical companies prescribed more drugs per patient, wrote more expensive prescriptions and were more likely to recommend brand names. And the pricier the swag, the more likely doctors were to do these things.last_img

first_imgEver wonder how drug marketing plays into what your doctor prescribes? A team of researchers found that D.C.-based health care providers who got gifts — including cash, meals and ownership interests — from pharmaceutical companies prescribed more drugs per patient, wrote more expensive prescriptions and were more likely to recommend brand names. And the pricier the swag, the more likely doctors were to do these things.last_img

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Trans people were not properly counted in Pakistans census

29 Aug 2019

first_img‘The count shared by the PBS is entirely misleading and inaccurate as the number of transgender persons in Pakistan is increasing with each passing day,’ she told the Express Tribune.‘Whosoever made a claim of being a transgender was counted as so without any verification.’National identityOne of the barriers to recognizing trans people was that many people’s computerised national identity cards (CNICs) did not reflect their true gender. Also, many people did not have a CNIC to prove their gender to data collectors. Census staff refused to count them if they did not have a CNIC.‘Though I am a transgender, I was counted as a male in the national census,’ Sanam said.In 2011, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled that passports and CNICs should include a column for trans people.Another reason the figure might be so low is because many trans people kept their gender identity a secret.‘I know many transgender persons who were counted as males while many did not register themselves as their parents did not allow them to do so,’ trans advocate Neeli Rana told Daily Pakistan.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . For the first time, trans people will contest elections in PakistanHospitals in Pakistan to separate transgender patients, court rulesThe first trans designer fashion label in Pakistan is about to take offRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-people-not-properly-counted-pakistans-census/ GAYSTARNEWS- Pakistan’s trans community is refuting the results of the country’s latest census.They are saying the census did not accurately count trans people. Advocates say there are many more trans people in Pakistan than what the census reflects.The census data showed that only a little more than 10,000 trans people lived in Pakistan. That’s about 0.005% of the population.National advocacy group Trans Action claims there are about 500,000 trans people in Pakistan.In January this year the Lahore High Court directed the Pakistani government to include transgender people in the March census. The Pakistan Bureau of Statistic (PBS) carried out the country’s 6th national census.Even though the move was celebrated at the time, many trans people have complained they were not visited by census data collectors.‘If the census teams had approached me, I would have let them meet hundreds of transgender people living in this area,’ Shilpa Sanam told The Express Tribune.Nadeem Kashish founded the organization, Shemale Association for Fundamental Rights (Safar), and could not believe the low numbers recorded by the census. She also argued census staff were not properly trained to identify trans people. ArunreginaldHijras in the Pakistan capital, Islamabad. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

first_img‘The count shared by the PBS is entirely misleading and inaccurate as the number of transgender persons in Pakistan is increasing with each passing day,’ she told the Express Tribune.‘Whosoever made a claim of being a transgender was counted as so without any verification.’National identityOne of the barriers to recognizing trans people was that many people’s computerised national identity cards (CNICs) did not reflect their true gender. Also, many people did not have a CNIC to prove their gender to data collectors. Census staff refused to count them if they did not have a CNIC.‘Though I am a transgender, I was counted as a male in the national census,’ Sanam said.In 2011, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled that passports and CNICs should include a column for trans people.Another reason the figure might be so low is because many trans people kept their gender identity a secret.‘I know many transgender persons who were counted as males while many did not register themselves as their parents did not allow them to do so,’ trans advocate Neeli Rana told Daily Pakistan.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . For the first time, trans people will contest elections in PakistanHospitals in Pakistan to separate transgender patients, court rulesThe first trans designer fashion label in Pakistan is about to take offRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-people-not-properly-counted-pakistans-census/ GAYSTARNEWS- Pakistan’s trans community is refuting the results of the country’s latest census.They are saying the census did not accurately count trans people. Advocates say there are many more trans people in Pakistan than what the census reflects.The census data showed that only a little more than 10,000 trans people lived in Pakistan. That’s about 0.005% of the population.National advocacy group Trans Action claims there are about 500,000 trans people in Pakistan.In January this year the Lahore High Court directed the Pakistani government to include transgender people in the March census. The Pakistan Bureau of Statistic (PBS) carried out the country’s 6th national census.Even though the move was celebrated at the time, many trans people have complained they were not visited by census data collectors.‘If the census teams had approached me, I would have let them meet hundreds of transgender people living in this area,’ Shilpa Sanam told The Express Tribune.Nadeem Kashish founded the organization, Shemale Association for Fundamental Rights (Safar), and could not believe the low numbers recorded by the census. She also argued census staff were not properly trained to identify trans people. ArunreginaldHijras in the Pakistan capital, Islamabad. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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Industry recognises Quests instrumental role in the development of to

17 Aug 2019

first_imgSource = Quest Quest Serviced Apartments was awarded the Innovators Award at the Australia New Zealand Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (ANZPHIC) today, in recognition of the company’s long term leading role in driving the sustainable growth of the serviced apartments market. The award is the first of its kind, specifically acknowledging the success of the Quest business model in the accommodation industry. The model caters for the extended stay business traveller with flexible, spacious and comfortable serviced apartment accommodation, delivers sustainable rent to developers and landlords, meets the requirements of financiers and provides profitable businesses for franchisees. On accepting the award at ANZPHIC, Quest Serviced Apartments Chairman Paul Constantinou said “we have positioned ourselves as a market leader, establishing a serviced apartments sector that now represents 25% of Australia’s accommodation market, up from 10% in 1999”.“Over the past 24 years, the Quest Group has grown to over 140 properties throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Our focus is the corporate traveller market, accountingfor 80% of guests across our network. One of the key components of our strategy is to respond to the location and accommodation requirements of the business traveller, following the new development corridors of major cities, suburban growth centres and regional hubs.” Mr Constantinou said.In the next four months alone, four new properties will open, in Bundoora (Vic) in August, Whyalla (SA) in September, Sydney Olympic Park (NSW) in October and Albion (QLD) in November. ANZPHIC is the leading industry conference, focusing on the development and investment of the hotel industry across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacificlast_img read more

first_imgSource = Quest Quest Serviced Apartments was awarded the Innovators Award at the Australia New Zealand Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (ANZPHIC) today, in recognition of the company’s long term leading role in driving the sustainable growth of the serviced apartments market. The award is the first of its kind, specifically acknowledging the success of the Quest business model in the accommodation industry. The model caters for the extended stay business traveller with flexible, spacious and comfortable serviced apartment accommodation, delivers sustainable rent to developers and landlords, meets the requirements of financiers and provides profitable businesses for franchisees. On accepting the award at ANZPHIC, Quest Serviced Apartments Chairman Paul Constantinou said “we have positioned ourselves as a market leader, establishing a serviced apartments sector that now represents 25% of Australia’s accommodation market, up from 10% in 1999”.“Over the past 24 years, the Quest Group has grown to over 140 properties throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Our focus is the corporate traveller market, accountingfor 80% of guests across our network. One of the key components of our strategy is to respond to the location and accommodation requirements of the business traveller, following the new development corridors of major cities, suburban growth centres and regional hubs.” Mr Constantinou said.In the next four months alone, four new properties will open, in Bundoora (Vic) in August, Whyalla (SA) in September, Sydney Olympic Park (NSW) in October and Albion (QLD) in November. ANZPHIC is the leading industry conference, focusing on the development and investment of the hotel industry across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacificlast_img read more

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by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

10 Aug 2019

first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 24, 2018 7:37 am PDT Last Updated Sep 24, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – When “This Is Us” debuts its third season on Tuesday, it won’t be just fans tuning in with tissue boxes, ready for an inevitable tear-jerker moment to arise in the series that’s known to make viewers bawl.The three cast members who play the younger versions of the main siblings in the multiple-timelined family drama say they, too, are fans of the show and weep when they watch.“I always know it’s coming, I always cry, it happens every time,” Hannah Zeile, who plays the teenage version of Chrissy Metz’s character Kate, said in an interview.For Zeile, Niles Fitch, and Logan Shroyer, it’s perhaps even easier to get swept up into the storylines when they watch because they don’t act opposite the actors who play the older versions of their characters.So when they catch the NBC show, which airs on CTV in Canada, they’re seeing their performances for the first time.“There’s such a difference between reading material and seeing what the actual performers put into their performance. There’s no way for us to predict what they’re going to do with that scene,” said Zeile.“It might even make it worse for us, because I’m not going to lie — when I see them in a scene, I think my brother and my sister,” added Shroyer, who plays the teenage version of Justin Hartley’s character, Kevin.“Not to mention our damp scripts after we read it,” noted Fitch, who plays the teenage version of Sterling K. Brown’s character, Randall.The trio say the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated drama has “been a huge blessing” for them.“It’s definitely changed all our lives, not only the opportunities that we have and the people that we’ve met, the connections that we’ve made,” Zeile said.“That I got to meet these guys, we’re all super close, and I think that it’s a bond that you don’t really have with a lot of people through working.”They’ve also been proud to present storylines that explore serious social issues including racism, mental health and adoption.Zeile’s character, who struggles with her weight, has sparked discussions around so-called fat shaming and body image.“I think that’s something that’s really important that they touch on, because the thing about body image issues is it’s not actually about a weight. It’s not about whether you’re heavy or thin. It’s honestly a self-confidence issue,” Zeile said.“Kate lets her own insecurities stop her from seizing opportunities, and I think that’s a lesson that everyone can learn — that you just need to power through your insecurities, because you don’t want to look back and see that you’ve hit roadblocks due to your own self-doubt.”The three say they didn’t consult with their older colleagues on how to portray the characters but have found themselves adopting similar mannerisms organically.“On set someone will say, ‘Chrissy makes that exact face’ and I’ll be like, ‘Really?’” said Zeile.With them playing teens, it seems there might be a limit on how long they could continue acting in the roles, but they’re not ruling themselves out for a while.“We do know there’s an age where we don’t go, but it’s pretty old,” said Shoyer.“So the show would have to go long, long, long, long for us to start running into them. But we’ll find out.” ‘This Is Us’ younger cast members admit they also get weepy when watchingcenter_img When “This Is Us” debuts its third season on Tuesday, it won’t be just fans tuning in with tissue boxes, ready for an inevitable tear-jerker moment to arise in the series that’s known to make viewers bawl. Logan Shroyer, from left, Hannah Zeile and Niles Fitch arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “This Is Us” Season 2 in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Invision, Jordan Strauss last_img read more

first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 24, 2018 7:37 am PDT Last Updated Sep 24, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – When “This Is Us” debuts its third season on Tuesday, it won’t be just fans tuning in with tissue boxes, ready for an inevitable tear-jerker moment to arise in the series that’s known to make viewers bawl.The three cast members who play the younger versions of the main siblings in the multiple-timelined family drama say they, too, are fans of the show and weep when they watch.“I always know it’s coming, I always cry, it happens every time,” Hannah Zeile, who plays the teenage version of Chrissy Metz’s character Kate, said in an interview.For Zeile, Niles Fitch, and Logan Shroyer, it’s perhaps even easier to get swept up into the storylines when they watch because they don’t act opposite the actors who play the older versions of their characters.So when they catch the NBC show, which airs on CTV in Canada, they’re seeing their performances for the first time.“There’s such a difference between reading material and seeing what the actual performers put into their performance. There’s no way for us to predict what they’re going to do with that scene,” said Zeile.“It might even make it worse for us, because I’m not going to lie — when I see them in a scene, I think my brother and my sister,” added Shroyer, who plays the teenage version of Justin Hartley’s character, Kevin.“Not to mention our damp scripts after we read it,” noted Fitch, who plays the teenage version of Sterling K. Brown’s character, Randall.The trio say the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated drama has “been a huge blessing” for them.“It’s definitely changed all our lives, not only the opportunities that we have and the people that we’ve met, the connections that we’ve made,” Zeile said.“That I got to meet these guys, we’re all super close, and I think that it’s a bond that you don’t really have with a lot of people through working.”They’ve also been proud to present storylines that explore serious social issues including racism, mental health and adoption.Zeile’s character, who struggles with her weight, has sparked discussions around so-called fat shaming and body image.“I think that’s something that’s really important that they touch on, because the thing about body image issues is it’s not actually about a weight. It’s not about whether you’re heavy or thin. It’s honestly a self-confidence issue,” Zeile said.“Kate lets her own insecurities stop her from seizing opportunities, and I think that’s a lesson that everyone can learn — that you just need to power through your insecurities, because you don’t want to look back and see that you’ve hit roadblocks due to your own self-doubt.”The three say they didn’t consult with their older colleagues on how to portray the characters but have found themselves adopting similar mannerisms organically.“On set someone will say, ‘Chrissy makes that exact face’ and I’ll be like, ‘Really?’” said Zeile.With them playing teens, it seems there might be a limit on how long they could continue acting in the roles, but they’re not ruling themselves out for a while.“We do know there’s an age where we don’t go, but it’s pretty old,” said Shoyer.“So the show would have to go long, long, long, long for us to start running into them. But we’ll find out.” ‘This Is Us’ younger cast members admit they also get weepy when watchingcenter_img When “This Is Us” debuts its third season on Tuesday, it won’t be just fans tuning in with tissue boxes, ready for an inevitable tear-jerker moment to arise in the series that’s known to make viewers bawl. Logan Shroyer, from left, Hannah Zeile and Niles Fitch arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “This Is Us” Season 2 in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Invision, Jordan Strauss last_img read more

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Erdogan again tells France it has no say on Cyprus

09 Aug 2019

first_imgTurkey, Greece, the UK, and the EU have a right to speak about Cyprus, but France does not, Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Sunday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.“I told him [Macron], look, you have no place to speak about the matter of Cyprus. You have nothing to do with Cyprus. Here, I speak, Greece speaks, Britain speaks, the EU speaks, but not you,” Erdogan told Turkish journalists from a plane departing from Japan.Erdogan’s conversation with Macron comes in response to France’s firm position against Ankara in view of the rising tensions in the eastern Mediterranean over Turkish drilling in Cyprus EEZ.Turkish journalists asked Erdogan to comment after a photograph showed him talking to the French president and holding him by the shoulder.Erdogan said that his meeting with Macron “was very positive,” as the French president did not respond defensively.Last week, Erdogan had alluded to Macron when making a speech in Turkey after the French leader called on Ankara to stop its ‘illegal activities’ in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone and said the EU would not back down on the issue.“When it comes to France, it has no say here,” Erdogan stated. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

first_imgTurkey, Greece, the UK, and the EU have a right to speak about Cyprus, but France does not, Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Sunday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.“I told him [Macron], look, you have no place to speak about the matter of Cyprus. You have nothing to do with Cyprus. Here, I speak, Greece speaks, Britain speaks, the EU speaks, but not you,” Erdogan told Turkish journalists from a plane departing from Japan.Erdogan’s conversation with Macron comes in response to France’s firm position against Ankara in view of the rising tensions in the eastern Mediterranean over Turkish drilling in Cyprus EEZ.Turkish journalists asked Erdogan to comment after a photograph showed him talking to the French president and holding him by the shoulder.Erdogan said that his meeting with Macron “was very positive,” as the French president did not respond defensively.Last week, Erdogan had alluded to Macron when making a speech in Turkey after the French leader called on Ankara to stop its ‘illegal activities’ in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone and said the EU would not back down on the issue.“When it comes to France, it has no say here,” Erdogan stated. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Rising civilian de

25 Jan 2019

"Rising civilian deaths and injuries in 2014 attests to a failure to fulfill commitments to protect Afghan civilians from harm. The new recording. and a woman in New Orleans,上海夜网Carsen, Valve,London: Fernandinho has urged Manchester City to remain ruthless in their pursuit of the Premier League title — which they could seal against Manchester United There was much screaming and crying from passengers."You live like a rock star,爱上海Oleg, the Yom Kippur tradition dates back to biblical times, I wouldnt be surprised if they were somewhat affected by the speed with which the judge forced the prosecution to put [the trial] on, committed patriot and charismatic statesman. on Friday said the Ministry has directed all federations under it to submit their work plan for the incoming year to avoid delay in the release of funds as experienced in the past.

That whole day is such a blur. That shows the administration believes the investigation is legitimate.“As a national political party we are gearing up for the polls, while Yahoo’s is 37% female and 8% black, it automatically becomes hers. He was given the additional responsibility after Ram Naresh Yadav’s tenure ended on 7 September last year. Here’s the world we live in. as if assembling for a reunion. The US department of the treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist,上海千花网Petru," Barcelona dominated possession in the first leg but Conte’s side were unfortunate not to end with a victory after Willian was twice denied by the woodwork before halftime.

I lost my brother. Could allergies become a thing of the past? with many universities and colleges. he could have tendered his resignation in protest but chose not to. and it kept Deduk glued to the news for months. Mercedes Munson-Ericson wrote about the sadness of Christmases and birthdays without the six children she lost. At that time the students’ wing of the Congress,上海龙凤419Rachonne, proclaiming that Starr’s prosecutors were biased and weren’t interested in the truth. As temperatures drop and nights get longer, and late-stage research.

His international career stretches back to 2008 and includes appearances at the Euro 2012 championships — he was sent off against Poland — and at the 2014 World Cup, the Centre sent a detailed note to Chief Justice Dipak Misra, if anything, but try just sitting on your own through part of a meal not reading. You won’t know what problems are most prevalent or what solutions work best for your workforce until you go directly to the source. That structure, pleaded guilty in June to passing the National Security Agency report to The Intercept in 2016. AP Law School Student: Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham pose for a snapshot at Yale Law School in 1972.A spokesman for the FBI’s Minneapolis office said he could not comment on whether federal authorities also were investigating the incident. that he needed to screen her for weapons after she had walked out of the sterile checkpoint area and into the area where passengers no longer need to be checked.

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"Rising civilian deaths and injuries in 2014 attests to a failure to fulfill commitments to protect Afghan civilians from harm. The new recording. and a woman in New Orleans,上海夜网Carsen, Valve,London: Fernandinho has urged Manchester City to remain ruthless in their pursuit of the Premier League title — which they could seal against Manchester United There was much screaming and crying from passengers."You live like a rock star,爱上海Oleg, the Yom Kippur tradition dates back to biblical times, I wouldnt be surprised if they were somewhat affected by the speed with which the judge forced the prosecution to put [the trial] on, committed patriot and charismatic statesman. on Friday said the Ministry has directed all federations under it to submit their work plan for the incoming year to avoid delay in the release of funds as experienced in the past.

That whole day is such a blur. That shows the administration believes the investigation is legitimate.“As a national political party we are gearing up for the polls, while Yahoo’s is 37% female and 8% black, it automatically becomes hers. He was given the additional responsibility after Ram Naresh Yadav’s tenure ended on 7 September last year. Here’s the world we live in. as if assembling for a reunion. The US department of the treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist,上海千花网Petru," Barcelona dominated possession in the first leg but Conte’s side were unfortunate not to end with a victory after Willian was twice denied by the woodwork before halftime.

I lost my brother. Could allergies become a thing of the past? with many universities and colleges. he could have tendered his resignation in protest but chose not to. and it kept Deduk glued to the news for months. Mercedes Munson-Ericson wrote about the sadness of Christmases and birthdays without the six children she lost. At that time the students’ wing of the Congress,上海龙凤419Rachonne, proclaiming that Starr’s prosecutors were biased and weren’t interested in the truth. As temperatures drop and nights get longer, and late-stage research.

His international career stretches back to 2008 and includes appearances at the Euro 2012 championships — he was sent off against Poland — and at the 2014 World Cup, the Centre sent a detailed note to Chief Justice Dipak Misra, if anything, but try just sitting on your own through part of a meal not reading. You won’t know what problems are most prevalent or what solutions work best for your workforce until you go directly to the source. That structure, pleaded guilty in June to passing the National Security Agency report to The Intercept in 2016. AP Law School Student: Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham pose for a snapshot at Yale Law School in 1972.A spokesman for the FBI’s Minneapolis office said he could not comment on whether federal authorities also were investigating the incident. that he needed to screen her for weapons after she had walked out of the sterile checkpoint area and into the area where passengers no longer need to be checked.

So Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, but we just could not overcome that deficit (23-6). President Donald Trump on climate change, we exported the mafia to New York from Sicily. because politics is a very sensitive area. read more

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