Nearly 200 garment workers taken to hospital in Hatton

08 Oct 2019

Nearly 200 garment workers have been admitted to hospital in Hatton following food poisoning.The Police said the garment workers were admitted to the Dickoya Hospital. The garment factory workers are employed at a private factory in the area.The Police said the workers suddenly fell ill this morning and were rushed to hospital. Initial investigations revealed that the food supplied by the factory this morning had resulted in the employees falling sick.Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)

Nearly 200 garment workers have been admitted to hospital in Hatton following food poisoning.The Police said the garment workers were admitted to the Dickoya Hospital. The garment factory workers are employed at a private factory in the area.The Police said the workers suddenly fell ill this morning and were rushed to hospital. Initial investigations revealed that the food supplied by the factory this morning had resulted in the employees falling sick.Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)

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On World Day UN health agency calls for rapid increase in voluntary

02 Oct 2019

WHO: Blood connects us all – the hero on the streetAround the world, 25 countries are unable to screen all donated blood for one or more of these infections due to irregular supply of test kits, staff shortages, poor quality test kits, or lack of basic quality in laboratories. WHO encouraged all countries to establish blood services based on full voluntary non-remunerated blood donations. Today, only 62 countries get close to 100 per cent of their national blood supplies from voluntary unpaid blood donations, while 34 countries are still dependent on family donors and even paid donors for more than 75 per cent of their blood supply. Blood can be used whole, or separated into its component parts, such as red blood cells, platelets, plasma and other “substances” that can be used to treat a wide range of diseases. A single unit of blood can be used to benefit several patients. Transfusions of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year, including during emergencies such as conflicts, natural disasters and childbirth. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. “Voluntary blood donors come from all walks of life but they have one thing in common: they put others before themselves – people they don’t even know,” said Dr. Ed Kelley, Director of the Department of Service Delivery and Safety at WHO. “Each time they donate blood, they commit an act of selfless heroism.” World Blood Donor Day has been celebrated annually since 2004, with the aim of improving the safety and adequacy of national blood supplies by promoting a substantial increase in the number of safe, voluntary, unpaid donors who give blood regularly. This year, the host country for World Blood Donor Day is the Netherlands, through Sanquin, the national blood supply organization. A global event will take place on 14 June in Amsterdam. “Although we have many external differences, the same vital blood pumps through all our veins,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “Voluntary, unpaid blood donation is the act of giving life – the greatest gift any person can give or receive.” The theme of this year’s Day – which is marked annually on 14 June – is “Blood connects us all,” highlighting the common bond that all people share in their blood. The slogan “Share life, give blood” draws attention to the role that voluntary donation systems play in encouraging people to care for one another and promoting community cohesion. WHO highlighted that of the approximately 108 million blood donations made globally every year, nearly 50 per cent are collected in high-income countries, home to less than 20 per cent of the world’s population. The average blood donation rate is more than nine times greater in high-income countries than in low-income countries. However, in many countries, demand exceeds supply, and blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety. An adequate supply can only be assured through regular donations by voluntary, unpaid blood donors, WHO said. Regular voluntary unpaid blood donors are the foundation of a safe blood supply because they are associated with low levels of infection that can be transmitted by transfusions, including HIV and hepatitis viruses, the agency said. read more

WHO: Blood connects us all – the hero on the streetAround the world, 25 countries are unable to screen all donated blood for one or more of these infections due to irregular supply of test kits, staff shortages, poor quality test kits, or lack of basic quality in laboratories. WHO encouraged all countries to establish blood services based on full voluntary non-remunerated blood donations. Today, only 62 countries get close to 100 per cent of their national blood supplies from voluntary unpaid blood donations, while 34 countries are still dependent on family donors and even paid donors for more than 75 per cent of their blood supply. Blood can be used whole, or separated into its component parts, such as red blood cells, platelets, plasma and other “substances” that can be used to treat a wide range of diseases. A single unit of blood can be used to benefit several patients. Transfusions of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year, including during emergencies such as conflicts, natural disasters and childbirth. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. “Voluntary blood donors come from all walks of life but they have one thing in common: they put others before themselves – people they don’t even know,” said Dr. Ed Kelley, Director of the Department of Service Delivery and Safety at WHO. “Each time they donate blood, they commit an act of selfless heroism.” World Blood Donor Day has been celebrated annually since 2004, with the aim of improving the safety and adequacy of national blood supplies by promoting a substantial increase in the number of safe, voluntary, unpaid donors who give blood regularly. This year, the host country for World Blood Donor Day is the Netherlands, through Sanquin, the national blood supply organization. A global event will take place on 14 June in Amsterdam. “Although we have many external differences, the same vital blood pumps through all our veins,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “Voluntary, unpaid blood donation is the act of giving life – the greatest gift any person can give or receive.” The theme of this year’s Day – which is marked annually on 14 June – is “Blood connects us all,” highlighting the common bond that all people share in their blood. The slogan “Share life, give blood” draws attention to the role that voluntary donation systems play in encouraging people to care for one another and promoting community cohesion. WHO highlighted that of the approximately 108 million blood donations made globally every year, nearly 50 per cent are collected in high-income countries, home to less than 20 per cent of the world’s population. The average blood donation rate is more than nine times greater in high-income countries than in low-income countries. However, in many countries, demand exceeds supply, and blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety. An adequate supply can only be assured through regular donations by voluntary, unpaid blood donors, WHO said. Regular voluntary unpaid blood donors are the foundation of a safe blood supply because they are associated with low levels of infection that can be transmitted by transfusions, including HIV and hepatitis viruses, the agency said. read more

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Opinion 5 questions ahead of Ohio States matchup with Wisconsin

02 Oct 2019

Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97), redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee (43) and junior linebacker Joshua Perry (37) get set before a play against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn a span of just over 24 hours, the Ohio State football team beat its biggest rival, lost its second Heisman Trophy candidate of the season and learned of the death of a teammate.Two days later, the Buckeyes were announced as No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings, just one spot away from making the first-ever football final four. With all that in mind, OSU (11-1, 8-0) is set for a chance at redemption in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday.After the Buckeyes’ tumultuous past few days, The Lantern sports editors picked five key questions ahead of Saturday’s matchup with Wisconsin.1. How will redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones perform? The question is obvious, but it’s still the most pressing question as OSU tries to reverse the result of last year’s Big Ten title game loss to Michigan State.After redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett fractured his ankle in the Buckeyes’ win over Michigan on Saturday, OSU was forced to turn to Jones, who was the third-string quarterback 12 days before the season started. Even after senior quarterback Braxton Miller was ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury, Jones hasn’t seen significant playing time in relief of Barrett.Instead, the Glenville High School product has almost exclusively played late in games when the Buckeyes already had big leads, save for a quarterback power call here and there. In that limited playing time, Jones has thrown 17 passes with 10 completions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He’s also run for 206 yards on 26 carries.The numbers themselves are strong, but the sample size isn’t something to write home about.Listed at 6-feet-5-inches tall and 250 pounds, Jones is a physical presence with a powerful arm, but he’ll need to be more than that for OSU to win. 2. How will the Buckeyes respond to the death of Kosta Karageorge?The loss of life can’t be compared to any sort of loss on the football field, but the Buckeyes will still have to take the field on Saturday.On paper, Karageorge didn’t have a visible impact on gameday — he never made an appearance for OSU — but he was clearly a meaningful part of the close-knit Buckeyes. Since his death, multiple OSU players have said the 2014 team is the closest they’ve ever been around, and now is the time for them to band together.OSU will wear No. 53 stickers on its helmets to honor Karagoerge in what will be an emotional game, and the Buckeyes will likely respond in one of two ways. Either they will use the tragedy as motivation, or it will negatively affect their play.Going forward, the only thing for sure is that the Buckeyes will be playing with Karageorge in mind.3. Can the Buckeyes slow down Melvin Gordon?It is no secret that Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon is the Badgers’ biggest and best weapon offensively.It also wasn’t a secret that Indiana’s Tevin Coleman and Minnesota’s David Cobb were their best weapons, but that didn’t stop them from running wild on the OSU defense. Coleman and Cobb combined for 373 yards and six touchdowns on the ground against the Buckeyes as they were featured almost exclusively in their respective offenses. So it should not come as a surprise to anyone when the Badgers line up in their usual power-I formation and try to run right at the OSU defense. The Buckeyes have to know what is coming, but if Coleman and Cobb can run for impressive numbers, who is to say Gordon won’t?4. Will the seniors cement their OSU legacy?The 2014 Buckeye senior class has had huge amounts of success at OSU. They’ve been part of three-straight undefeated runs in regular season Big Ten play and were part of a 24-game winning streak under coach Urban Meyer.They were also part of a 6-7 season under now-co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell after the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal rocked the program.The one glaring hole on their resume is the lack of a title — Big Ten or national — and Saturday could be the seniors’ last chance to win either.A loss means that OSU won’t have a chance to compete for a national championship and it would mean the Buckeyes missed out on a conference title for the second year running. But with a win, the seniors would polish off their resume in addition to keeping OSU’s playoff hopes alive.5. Can the Buckeyes impress the College Football Playoff committee?Sitting at No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings and without their starting quarterback, the Buckeyes will undoubtedly need to do more than just win on Saturday against Wisconsin. They will need to do so convincingly over a team that ranks second in the country in total defense. Not exactly an easy task.In addition, the Buckeyes will likely need one of the current top four teams (Alabama, Oregon, Texas Christian, Florida State) to lose its final game in order to slide in the first ever college playoff. Winning the Big Ten Championship is one thing, doing so in a convincing manner is another. Either way, the Buckeyes will need to do both in order to seal up a spot in the College Football Playoff. Kickoff between the Buckeyes and the Badgers is set for 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium. read more

Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97), redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee (43) and junior linebacker Joshua Perry (37) get set before a play against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn a span of just over 24 hours, the Ohio State football team beat its biggest rival, lost its second Heisman Trophy candidate of the season and learned of the death of a teammate.Two days later, the Buckeyes were announced as No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings, just one spot away from making the first-ever football final four. With all that in mind, OSU (11-1, 8-0) is set for a chance at redemption in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday.After the Buckeyes’ tumultuous past few days, The Lantern sports editors picked five key questions ahead of Saturday’s matchup with Wisconsin.1. How will redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones perform? The question is obvious, but it’s still the most pressing question as OSU tries to reverse the result of last year’s Big Ten title game loss to Michigan State.After redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett fractured his ankle in the Buckeyes’ win over Michigan on Saturday, OSU was forced to turn to Jones, who was the third-string quarterback 12 days before the season started. Even after senior quarterback Braxton Miller was ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury, Jones hasn’t seen significant playing time in relief of Barrett.Instead, the Glenville High School product has almost exclusively played late in games when the Buckeyes already had big leads, save for a quarterback power call here and there. In that limited playing time, Jones has thrown 17 passes with 10 completions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He’s also run for 206 yards on 26 carries.The numbers themselves are strong, but the sample size isn’t something to write home about.Listed at 6-feet-5-inches tall and 250 pounds, Jones is a physical presence with a powerful arm, but he’ll need to be more than that for OSU to win. 2. How will the Buckeyes respond to the death of Kosta Karageorge?The loss of life can’t be compared to any sort of loss on the football field, but the Buckeyes will still have to take the field on Saturday.On paper, Karageorge didn’t have a visible impact on gameday — he never made an appearance for OSU — but he was clearly a meaningful part of the close-knit Buckeyes. Since his death, multiple OSU players have said the 2014 team is the closest they’ve ever been around, and now is the time for them to band together.OSU will wear No. 53 stickers on its helmets to honor Karagoerge in what will be an emotional game, and the Buckeyes will likely respond in one of two ways. Either they will use the tragedy as motivation, or it will negatively affect their play.Going forward, the only thing for sure is that the Buckeyes will be playing with Karageorge in mind.3. Can the Buckeyes slow down Melvin Gordon?It is no secret that Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon is the Badgers’ biggest and best weapon offensively.It also wasn’t a secret that Indiana’s Tevin Coleman and Minnesota’s David Cobb were their best weapons, but that didn’t stop them from running wild on the OSU defense. Coleman and Cobb combined for 373 yards and six touchdowns on the ground against the Buckeyes as they were featured almost exclusively in their respective offenses. So it should not come as a surprise to anyone when the Badgers line up in their usual power-I formation and try to run right at the OSU defense. The Buckeyes have to know what is coming, but if Coleman and Cobb can run for impressive numbers, who is to say Gordon won’t?4. Will the seniors cement their OSU legacy?The 2014 Buckeye senior class has had huge amounts of success at OSU. They’ve been part of three-straight undefeated runs in regular season Big Ten play and were part of a 24-game winning streak under coach Urban Meyer.They were also part of a 6-7 season under now-co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell after the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal rocked the program.The one glaring hole on their resume is the lack of a title — Big Ten or national — and Saturday could be the seniors’ last chance to win either.A loss means that OSU won’t have a chance to compete for a national championship and it would mean the Buckeyes missed out on a conference title for the second year running. But with a win, the seniors would polish off their resume in addition to keeping OSU’s playoff hopes alive.5. Can the Buckeyes impress the College Football Playoff committee?Sitting at No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings and without their starting quarterback, the Buckeyes will undoubtedly need to do more than just win on Saturday against Wisconsin. They will need to do so convincingly over a team that ranks second in the country in total defense. Not exactly an easy task.In addition, the Buckeyes will likely need one of the current top four teams (Alabama, Oregon, Texas Christian, Florida State) to lose its final game in order to slide in the first ever college playoff. Winning the Big Ten Championship is one thing, doing so in a convincing manner is another. Either way, the Buckeyes will need to do both in order to seal up a spot in the College Football Playoff. Kickoff between the Buckeyes and the Badgers is set for 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium. read more

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AP poll Buckeyes at No 2 for fourth straight week

02 Oct 2019

Members of the Ohio State football team celebrate their 38-17 victory over Indiana on Oct. 8 by singing ‘Carmen Ohio.’ Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing a 38-17 victory over Indiana, the Ohio State football team remained at No. 2 in the latest update of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Alabama Crimson Tide still rests at the top, after a 49-30 win over Arkansas.The Buckeyes opponent this week, the Wisconsin Badgers, comes in at No. 8 after its bye week.No. 3 Clemson remained put in the top three after they took care of business against Boston College on Friday, 56-10.The Michigan Wolverines shredded through the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a 78-0 rout, which helped keep them at No. 4. The No. 5 Washington Huskies, too, came up with a resounding victory over Pac-12 opponent Oregon in a 70-21 route.Nebraska Cornhuskers appears at No. 10 after its bye week.The Buckeyes received two first-place votes. read more

Members of the Ohio State football team celebrate their 38-17 victory over Indiana on Oct. 8 by singing ‘Carmen Ohio.’ Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing a 38-17 victory over Indiana, the Ohio State football team remained at No. 2 in the latest update of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Alabama Crimson Tide still rests at the top, after a 49-30 win over Arkansas.The Buckeyes opponent this week, the Wisconsin Badgers, comes in at No. 8 after its bye week.No. 3 Clemson remained put in the top three after they took care of business against Boston College on Friday, 56-10.The Michigan Wolverines shredded through the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a 78-0 rout, which helped keep them at No. 4. The No. 5 Washington Huskies, too, came up with a resounding victory over Pac-12 opponent Oregon in a 70-21 route.Nebraska Cornhuskers appears at No. 10 after its bye week.The Buckeyes received two first-place votes. read more

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Proposed annual lecture in memory of Tsaloumas

21 Sep 2019

first_imgFollowing the death of Dimitris Tsaloumas last week, historian and author George Zangalis has proposed that the award-winning poet be commemorated with an annual lecture.In admiration of the literary legacy established by the 94-year-old, Mr Zangalis believes it is the community’s duty to continue honouring his work and contributions.“Dimitris Tsaloumas has left us a tremendous legacy in his works, and was the first Greek Australian to be contributing to literature in both languages.“He was always shy when people sang his praises, but it is upon the rest of us to ensure that his memory is not just a matter of a eulogy every now and then, but analysis of his literary work and what he contributed to Australian cultural literary wealth,” Mr Zangalis told Neos Kosmos. If the annual event is to be established, it has been proposed that it be coordinated with the assistance and sponsorship of the wider community. So far the author says he has received positive feedback. “The lecture is not just for the Greek community, but for the wider community, and for many of us to learn more about what he has written. “I don’t think we’ve exhausted the knowledge of what Tsaloumas has done and hopefully through this lecture and other activities he’ll become better known.”The poet passed away on Thursday 4 February in his birthplace of Leros.After migrating to Australia in 1952 due to political persecution, Tsaloumas went on to publish his poetry in both Greek and English, for which he received a number of awards, including the Patrick White Award (1994) and an Emeritus Award from the Literature Board of the Australia Council (2002), among others. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgFollowing the death of Dimitris Tsaloumas last week, historian and author George Zangalis has proposed that the award-winning poet be commemorated with an annual lecture.In admiration of the literary legacy established by the 94-year-old, Mr Zangalis believes it is the community’s duty to continue honouring his work and contributions.“Dimitris Tsaloumas has left us a tremendous legacy in his works, and was the first Greek Australian to be contributing to literature in both languages.“He was always shy when people sang his praises, but it is upon the rest of us to ensure that his memory is not just a matter of a eulogy every now and then, but analysis of his literary work and what he contributed to Australian cultural literary wealth,” Mr Zangalis told Neos Kosmos. If the annual event is to be established, it has been proposed that it be coordinated with the assistance and sponsorship of the wider community. So far the author says he has received positive feedback. “The lecture is not just for the Greek community, but for the wider community, and for many of us to learn more about what he has written. “I don’t think we’ve exhausted the knowledge of what Tsaloumas has done and hopefully through this lecture and other activities he’ll become better known.”The poet passed away on Thursday 4 February in his birthplace of Leros.After migrating to Australia in 1952 due to political persecution, Tsaloumas went on to publish his poetry in both Greek and English, for which he received a number of awards, including the Patrick White Award (1994) and an Emeritus Award from the Literature Board of the Australia Council (2002), among others. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Des anneaux planétaires à lorigine des satellites du système solaire

20 Sep 2019

first_imgDes anneaux planétaires à l’origine des satellites du système solaire Les travaux de deux chercheurs français montrent comment la majeure partie des satellites du système solaire auraient pour origine des anneaux planétaires. Cette théorie permet de mieux comprendre la répartition et la raison de la présence des satellites des planètes géantes.Dans notre système solaire, les planètes géantes comme Jupiter ou Saturne se distinguent grandement des planètes terrestres comme la Terre ou Pluton. Les premières sont entourées d’anneaux et de très nombreux petits satellites tandis que les secondes possèdent quelques rares lunes et pas d’anneaux. Jusqu’à aujourd’hui, ils existaient donc deux modèles distincts pour expliquer la présence de ces satellites dans notre système. Le premier appliqué aux planètes terrestres explique que c’est une collision géante qui serait à l’origine de la formation des satellites. Le second, lui destiné aux planètes géantes, prévoient que les satellites se seraient formés dans une nébuleuse entourant la planète. Toutefois, ces deux modèles ne permettent pas de tout expliquer et notamment pas la répartition spécifique et la composition chimique des satellites qui orbitent autour des planètes géantes. Face à cela, deux enseignants-chercheurs, Aurélien Crida de l’Université Nice Sophia Antipolis et de l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur et Sébastien Charnoz de l’Université Paris Diderot et du CEA, ont réussi à mettre au point une nouvelle théorie. Pour cela, ils ont utilisé des simulations numériques et des données de la sonde Cassini qui leur ont permis de découvrir le mécanisme des formations des lunes de Saturne. En effet, les chercheurs ont constaté que les anneaux de Saturne, de fins disques de blocs de glace, donnaient à leur tour naissance à des satellites de glace.  Un modèle qui collerait pour la majorité des satellites réguliers  Au fil du temps, les anneaux s’étalent puis finissent par s’agglomérer en formant des corps qui ne deviennent rien d’autre que les satellites de la planète. Découvrant cela, les chercheurs se sont alors demandé si ce modèle ne pouvait pas être étendu à d’autres planètes que Saturne. En réalisant des calculs, ils ont constaté que cette théorie présentait plusieurs points importants. D’une part, il explique pourquoi les satellites les plus gros se trouvent à une distance plus éloignée de la planète que les satellites plus petits. De plus, le modèle explique également la présence de nombreux petits satellites à proximité de la “limite de Roche”, zone à partir de laquelle les anneaux s’agglomèrent.Or, si ce modèle colle parfaitement avec le système planétaire de Saturne, il est également en accord avec ceux des autres planètes géantes, Uranus et Neptune, dont les satellites sont organisés suivant la même architecture. D’après les chercheurs, ceci suggère donc que ces planètes possédaient autrefois des anneaux semblables à ceux de Saturne qui auraient disparu en donnant naissance à leurs lunes. Mieux comprendre la formation des satellites du système solaireÀ lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreMais ce n’est pas tout puisque ce modèle pourrait aussi être appliqué à la formation des satellites dans le cas des planètes terrestres. “Et, suivant les calculs réalisés par les chercheurs, dans des cas particuliers, un seul et unique satellite peut se former à partir de l’anneau entourant la planète : c’est le cas pour la Terre avec la Lune, et pour Pluton avec Charon”, explique l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur dans un communiqué.Grâce à ce modèle, il pourrait donc être possible d’expliquer la formation de la grande majorité des satellites réguliers du système solaire.En poursuivant leur étude, les chercheurs espèrent donc bien mieux comprendre le mécanisme d’étalement des anneaux planétaires et ainsi aboutir à un modèle unifié pour expliquer la formation des satellites.  Le 1 décembre 2012 à 12:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgDes anneaux planétaires à l’origine des satellites du système solaire Les travaux de deux chercheurs français montrent comment la majeure partie des satellites du système solaire auraient pour origine des anneaux planétaires. Cette théorie permet de mieux comprendre la répartition et la raison de la présence des satellites des planètes géantes.Dans notre système solaire, les planètes géantes comme Jupiter ou Saturne se distinguent grandement des planètes terrestres comme la Terre ou Pluton. Les premières sont entourées d’anneaux et de très nombreux petits satellites tandis que les secondes possèdent quelques rares lunes et pas d’anneaux. Jusqu’à aujourd’hui, ils existaient donc deux modèles distincts pour expliquer la présence de ces satellites dans notre système. Le premier appliqué aux planètes terrestres explique que c’est une collision géante qui serait à l’origine de la formation des satellites. Le second, lui destiné aux planètes géantes, prévoient que les satellites se seraient formés dans une nébuleuse entourant la planète. Toutefois, ces deux modèles ne permettent pas de tout expliquer et notamment pas la répartition spécifique et la composition chimique des satellites qui orbitent autour des planètes géantes. Face à cela, deux enseignants-chercheurs, Aurélien Crida de l’Université Nice Sophia Antipolis et de l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur et Sébastien Charnoz de l’Université Paris Diderot et du CEA, ont réussi à mettre au point une nouvelle théorie. Pour cela, ils ont utilisé des simulations numériques et des données de la sonde Cassini qui leur ont permis de découvrir le mécanisme des formations des lunes de Saturne. En effet, les chercheurs ont constaté que les anneaux de Saturne, de fins disques de blocs de glace, donnaient à leur tour naissance à des satellites de glace.  Un modèle qui collerait pour la majorité des satellites réguliers  Au fil du temps, les anneaux s’étalent puis finissent par s’agglomérer en formant des corps qui ne deviennent rien d’autre que les satellites de la planète. Découvrant cela, les chercheurs se sont alors demandé si ce modèle ne pouvait pas être étendu à d’autres planètes que Saturne. En réalisant des calculs, ils ont constaté que cette théorie présentait plusieurs points importants. D’une part, il explique pourquoi les satellites les plus gros se trouvent à une distance plus éloignée de la planète que les satellites plus petits. De plus, le modèle explique également la présence de nombreux petits satellites à proximité de la “limite de Roche”, zone à partir de laquelle les anneaux s’agglomèrent.Or, si ce modèle colle parfaitement avec le système planétaire de Saturne, il est également en accord avec ceux des autres planètes géantes, Uranus et Neptune, dont les satellites sont organisés suivant la même architecture. D’après les chercheurs, ceci suggère donc que ces planètes possédaient autrefois des anneaux semblables à ceux de Saturne qui auraient disparu en donnant naissance à leurs lunes. Mieux comprendre la formation des satellites du système solaireÀ lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreMais ce n’est pas tout puisque ce modèle pourrait aussi être appliqué à la formation des satellites dans le cas des planètes terrestres. “Et, suivant les calculs réalisés par les chercheurs, dans des cas particuliers, un seul et unique satellite peut se former à partir de l’anneau entourant la planète : c’est le cas pour la Terre avec la Lune, et pour Pluton avec Charon”, explique l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur dans un communiqué.Grâce à ce modèle, il pourrait donc être possible d’expliquer la formation de la grande majorité des satellites réguliers du système solaire.En poursuivant leur étude, les chercheurs espèrent donc bien mieux comprendre le mécanisme d’étalement des anneaux planétaires et ainsi aboutir à un modèle unifié pour expliquer la formation des satellites.  Le 1 décembre 2012 à 12:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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There Are a Millennium Pieces in This New UCS Millennium Falcon Lego

20 Sep 2019

first_imgStay on target Han once famously told Luke “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” Well, the new Lego Millennium Falcon does look like much. More much than any Lego set that has ever come before it. So much much.Over the years, Lego has released a number of different takes on the Millennium Falcon. The one they just unveiled is by far the most jaw-dropping take on the iconic spacecraft. It’s part of their Ultimate Collector’s Series, and it takes more than 7,500 Lego pieces to build. 7,541 to be exact.This is actually Lego’s second UCS Falcon. The original landed on store shelves with a thunderous thud (because of its weight, not because it was a terrible seller or anything like that) back in 2007 with a comparatively conservative 5,195 pieces. The difference 2,300-plus pieces make is all in the details.The 2017 version includes elements for both the Episode VII and VIII Falcon and two different minifig crews. There’s a classic Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO and Chewbacca as well as a more mature version of Han, Rey, Finn, and BB-8. Lego is even throwing in a pair of adorable little Porgs that will make their debut when The Last Jedi hits theaters. There’s also one of those nasty Mynocks, though the Lego version is way less disturbing than the ones in Episode V.Building this thing is going to be a real labor of love. I was lucky enough to be gifted the lesser Millennium Falcon (75105) this year for my birthday, and it was a slow-and-steady five day build with my son. Assembling the UCS version will be an absolute marathon by comparison, though anyone who’s put this kind of time (or even half as much) into building a Lego set knows just how satisfying it’ll be when you finish off the last step in the instructions, and it’s ready for display.Get ready to cash in some of your Bitcoin profits, though, because the new UCS Falcon will set you back about $800. That’s right in line with Lego’s usual per-piece prices, of course. It’s just that there’s so dang many pieces in this one.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Han once famously told Luke “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” Well, the new Lego Millennium Falcon does look like much. More much than any Lego set that has ever come before it. So much much.Over the years, Lego has released a number of different takes on the Millennium Falcon. The one they just unveiled is by far the most jaw-dropping take on the iconic spacecraft. It’s part of their Ultimate Collector’s Series, and it takes more than 7,500 Lego pieces to build. 7,541 to be exact.This is actually Lego’s second UCS Falcon. The original landed on store shelves with a thunderous thud (because of its weight, not because it was a terrible seller or anything like that) back in 2007 with a comparatively conservative 5,195 pieces. The difference 2,300-plus pieces make is all in the details.The 2017 version includes elements for both the Episode VII and VIII Falcon and two different minifig crews. There’s a classic Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO and Chewbacca as well as a more mature version of Han, Rey, Finn, and BB-8. Lego is even throwing in a pair of adorable little Porgs that will make their debut when The Last Jedi hits theaters. There’s also one of those nasty Mynocks, though the Lego version is way less disturbing than the ones in Episode V.Building this thing is going to be a real labor of love. I was lucky enough to be gifted the lesser Millennium Falcon (75105) this year for my birthday, and it was a slow-and-steady five day build with my son. Assembling the UCS version will be an absolute marathon by comparison, though anyone who’s put this kind of time (or even half as much) into building a Lego set knows just how satisfying it’ll be when you finish off the last step in the instructions, and it’s ready for display.Get ready to cash in some of your Bitcoin profits, though, because the new UCS Falcon will set you back about $800. That’s right in line with Lego’s usual per-piece prices, of course. It’s just that there’s so dang many pieces in this one.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more

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President Barrow assures teachers public servants better salaries

19 Sep 2019

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangThe Gambia’s President Adama Barrow told the members of the visiting Gambia Teaching Trust that the institutional reform process will factor in the appalling salary condition of teachers and other public servants.He made the statement at an event held at his office in Fajara on 7th August.The GTT introduced one-million-dalasi initiative as an award to honour the most outstanding Gambian teacher of the year to the President, the initiative he described as noble.“Salaries of public servants, including teachers, were appalling and a review of this situation needed to be factored into ongoing reform discussions.  The institutional reforms, require transparency, accountability and discipline in structures to avoid unnecessary wasteful practices,” the president said.He assured the members of the Trust of his commitment and support for investment in the education sector.Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of GTT Ebrima Sonko said the Trust will hold its Annual Teacher Award ceremony in January 2018, at which time it will reward its first recipient.Sonko said the winner would go on to represent The Gambia at the Global Teachers Award in Dubai in August 2018. The Trust invited President Barrow to be Chief Patron of the Award, an invitation which he happily accepted.Mr Sonko explained that the award will underscore the importance of educators in The Gambia, and would be open to teachers across the country.“The Trust has set up a committee of eleven veteran educationalists to look at the applications of all teachers from across the country, ultimately selecting the best teacher,” he said.The Gambia Teaching Trust is an independent non-profit charitable organisation that seeks to complement the efforts of the government in recognising, supporting and appreciating the efforts of Teachers in The Gambia.last_img read more

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangThe Gambia’s President Adama Barrow told the members of the visiting Gambia Teaching Trust that the institutional reform process will factor in the appalling salary condition of teachers and other public servants.He made the statement at an event held at his office in Fajara on 7th August.The GTT introduced one-million-dalasi initiative as an award to honour the most outstanding Gambian teacher of the year to the President, the initiative he described as noble.“Salaries of public servants, including teachers, were appalling and a review of this situation needed to be factored into ongoing reform discussions.  The institutional reforms, require transparency, accountability and discipline in structures to avoid unnecessary wasteful practices,” the president said.He assured the members of the Trust of his commitment and support for investment in the education sector.Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of GTT Ebrima Sonko said the Trust will hold its Annual Teacher Award ceremony in January 2018, at which time it will reward its first recipient.Sonko said the winner would go on to represent The Gambia at the Global Teachers Award in Dubai in August 2018. The Trust invited President Barrow to be Chief Patron of the Award, an invitation which he happily accepted.Mr Sonko explained that the award will underscore the importance of educators in The Gambia, and would be open to teachers across the country.“The Trust has set up a committee of eleven veteran educationalists to look at the applications of all teachers from across the country, ultimately selecting the best teacher,” he said.The Gambia Teaching Trust is an independent non-profit charitable organisation that seeks to complement the efforts of the government in recognising, supporting and appreciating the efforts of Teachers in The Gambia.last_img read more

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PLP must change says Convention Speakers Bahamas Opposition Party bears down on

17 Sep 2019

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 25, 2017 – Nassau – If nothing else, the speeches presented at the Progressive Liberal Party’s 53rd National Convention are slamming the wrong turns of the party as it tries to re-engage The Bahamian public.   From key note speaker on night one, Monique Pindling, the daughter of the late Sir Lynden Pindling calling her party out for forgetting how to treat people, for straying away from the core values of the party, for allowing the ambitions of a few to stain the aspirations of the whole and for becoming weak and dishonest to the key note on night two, saying the party lost its footing due to some who were big headed, selfish and haughty.It seems the consultation to the country’s Official Opposition party has been to accept the errors, blast them publicly and promise a return to what made the party so popular in the first place.   Picewell Forbes, former broadcaster, former MP for Andros and former Bahamas representative to CARICOM classed the state of the PLP today as bewildering.Forbes said, “…how could a party with such a track record of accomplishments and sound record and proven record of investing and believing in its people, find itself where we are today?  We must ask ourselves the difficult questions – honestly and sincerely we take a real introspective examination of our ways and reform, redress and readjust some things, post-haste.”Forbes said the PLP must change and he directly cited that those who have been leading for the last 10 or 15 or 20 years cannot be at the helm any longer.   Meanwhile, a poll being taken online is showing that Brave Davis is leading the race for leader of the PLP.   The Tribune is trying to get a feel for the thoughts of what the public believes will happen in that battle.   Of the near 250 voters, 49% believe Davis will take it, over Hanna-Martin who has 41% of poll takers believing she will clinch the nod.#MagneticMediaNews#PLPmustchange#last_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 25, 2017 – Nassau – If nothing else, the speeches presented at the Progressive Liberal Party’s 53rd National Convention are slamming the wrong turns of the party as it tries to re-engage The Bahamian public.   From key note speaker on night one, Monique Pindling, the daughter of the late Sir Lynden Pindling calling her party out for forgetting how to treat people, for straying away from the core values of the party, for allowing the ambitions of a few to stain the aspirations of the whole and for becoming weak and dishonest to the key note on night two, saying the party lost its footing due to some who were big headed, selfish and haughty.It seems the consultation to the country’s Official Opposition party has been to accept the errors, blast them publicly and promise a return to what made the party so popular in the first place.   Picewell Forbes, former broadcaster, former MP for Andros and former Bahamas representative to CARICOM classed the state of the PLP today as bewildering.Forbes said, “…how could a party with such a track record of accomplishments and sound record and proven record of investing and believing in its people, find itself where we are today?  We must ask ourselves the difficult questions – honestly and sincerely we take a real introspective examination of our ways and reform, redress and readjust some things, post-haste.”Forbes said the PLP must change and he directly cited that those who have been leading for the last 10 or 15 or 20 years cannot be at the helm any longer.   Meanwhile, a poll being taken online is showing that Brave Davis is leading the race for leader of the PLP.   The Tribune is trying to get a feel for the thoughts of what the public believes will happen in that battle.   Of the near 250 voters, 49% believe Davis will take it, over Hanna-Martin who has 41% of poll takers believing she will clinch the nod.#MagneticMediaNews#PLPmustchange#last_img read more

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High heat low humidity creating dangerous fire conditions

17 Sep 2019

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) —An expansive high-pressure zone over Southern California will kick the summer heat into overdrive across the San Diego area over the next several days, delivering significantly elevated temperatures throughout the region, including coastal areas , according to meteorologists.The anticipated intense hot spell prompted the National Weather Service to schedule a one-day excessive-heat warning for the county. The advisory, running from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, projects mercury readings as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit in desert locales, 110 in inland-valley communities, and 102 in the mountains and coastal areas.High surf from Hurricane Fabio, currently located about 850 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, was expected to create strong rip currents and hazardous swimming conditions.The NWS placed San Diego County beaches under a high surf advisory, which went into effect 6 p.m. Wednesday and runs through 9 p.m. Friday. Surf levels of 6-8 feet and as high as 10 feet will be possible in Orange and northern San Diego counties, forecasters said.Authorities urge the public to avoid the potential health hazards of such wilting conditions by drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, seeking out shady and/or air-conditioned environments, and checking up on relatives and neighbors to make sure they are handling the heat all right.Additionally, while young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles, it’s particularly the case during hot weather, when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes, according to the NWS.A slow cooling trend is expected to begin Saturday and continue into next workweek, the agency reported. July 5, 2018 High heat, low humidity creating dangerous fire conditions Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 5, 2018last_img read more

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) —An expansive high-pressure zone over Southern California will kick the summer heat into overdrive across the San Diego area over the next several days, delivering significantly elevated temperatures throughout the region, including coastal areas , according to meteorologists.The anticipated intense hot spell prompted the National Weather Service to schedule a one-day excessive-heat warning for the county. The advisory, running from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, projects mercury readings as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit in desert locales, 110 in inland-valley communities, and 102 in the mountains and coastal areas.High surf from Hurricane Fabio, currently located about 850 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, was expected to create strong rip currents and hazardous swimming conditions.The NWS placed San Diego County beaches under a high surf advisory, which went into effect 6 p.m. Wednesday and runs through 9 p.m. Friday. Surf levels of 6-8 feet and as high as 10 feet will be possible in Orange and northern San Diego counties, forecasters said.Authorities urge the public to avoid the potential health hazards of such wilting conditions by drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, seeking out shady and/or air-conditioned environments, and checking up on relatives and neighbors to make sure they are handling the heat all right.Additionally, while young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles, it’s particularly the case during hot weather, when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes, according to the NWS.A slow cooling trend is expected to begin Saturday and continue into next workweek, the agency reported. July 5, 2018 High heat, low humidity creating dangerous fire conditions Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 5, 2018last_img read more

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ASA Directors Donate more than 6200 Meals to St LouisArea Hungry

16 Sep 2019

first_imgPhoto: (From left to right) ASA Director Lawrence Sukalski, of Fairmont, Minn., Matt Dace, St. Louis Area Foodbank and ASA Director Wade Cowan, of Brownfield, Texas, with the board donation of $1,500. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Soybean Growers AssociationThe American Soybean Association (ASA) board of directors donated funds to provide more than 6,200 meals to food insecure residents in the St. Louis area this week. The ASA donation was unplanned and prompted by ASA Minnesota Director Lawrence Sukalski following a presentation at the association’s annual winter meeting from the St. Louis Area Foodbank on the intersection of agriculture and anti-hunger initiatives.The donation totaled more than $1,500, and according to St. Louis Area Foodbank’s Matt Dace, each dollar donated provides four meals to those in need. The St. Louis Area Foodbank is the local affiliate of Feeding America, and serves 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois. At the national level, Feeding America and ASA have joined to lead an effort of anti-hunger and agricultural groups to explore how these two segments of the food industry can better understand the other’s needs and priorities.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto: (From left to right) ASA Director Lawrence Sukalski, of Fairmont, Minn., Matt Dace, St. Louis Area Foodbank and ASA Director Wade Cowan, of Brownfield, Texas, with the board donation of $1,500. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Soybean Growers AssociationThe American Soybean Association (ASA) board of directors donated funds to provide more than 6,200 meals to food insecure residents in the St. Louis area this week. The ASA donation was unplanned and prompted by ASA Minnesota Director Lawrence Sukalski following a presentation at the association’s annual winter meeting from the St. Louis Area Foodbank on the intersection of agriculture and anti-hunger initiatives.The donation totaled more than $1,500, and according to St. Louis Area Foodbank’s Matt Dace, each dollar donated provides four meals to those in need. The St. Louis Area Foodbank is the local affiliate of Feeding America, and serves 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois. At the national level, Feeding America and ASA have joined to lead an effort of anti-hunger and agricultural groups to explore how these two segments of the food industry can better understand the other’s needs and priorities.last_img read more

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Grocery store catches fire in Miami Beach

15 Sep 2019

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters rushed to put out a blaze after a grocery store caught fire in Miami Beach.Miami Beach Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along Seventh Street and Washington Avenue, around 5 p.m., Tuesday.Miami Beach Fire Rescue officials said two occupants inside the building escaped after a small fire started at the store in the rear.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Washington Avenue was temporarily closed from Fifth Street to Ninth Street.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters rushed to put out a blaze after a grocery store caught fire in Miami Beach.Miami Beach Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along Seventh Street and Washington Avenue, around 5 p.m., Tuesday.Miami Beach Fire Rescue officials said two occupants inside the building escaped after a small fire started at the store in the rear.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Washington Avenue was temporarily closed from Fifth Street to Ninth Street.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Beyoncé Releases New Song For Puerto Rico on Instagram

02 Sep 2019

first_imgBeyoncé shared a new song on Instagram Thursday and announced that all the proceeds would go to Hurricane relief for Puerto Rico. Beyond that, the funds raised will also assist relief efforts in Mexico and other Carribean islands affected by the recent hurricanes, the artist said. A page has been created on the Houston native pop star’s website to accept donations: Beyonce.com/reliefefforts Sharelast_img

first_imgBeyoncé shared a new song on Instagram Thursday and announced that all the proceeds would go to Hurricane relief for Puerto Rico. Beyond that, the funds raised will also assist relief efforts in Mexico and other Carribean islands affected by the recent hurricanes, the artist said. A page has been created on the Houston native pop star’s website to accept donations: Beyonce.com/reliefefforts Sharelast_img

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Houstons Economy Booming As US Economy Shows Signs Of Weakness

02 Sep 2019

first_img Listen Houston saw some of the nation’s sharpest declines in unemployment in May, slipping 0.9% to 3.2%. On top of that, Houston added nearly 80,000 jobs year-over-year, also among the largest growth in the country.Nationwide, job growth bounced back last month from a weak May, creating 224,000 jobs, but unemployment edged up slightly to 3.7%.Except for the oil downturn in 2015 and 2016, Houston has outpaced the U.S. economy in recent times, said Jesse Thompson, senior business economist at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.“The shale revolution, the shale drilling, shale oil, and the growth in the production of natural gas and other hydrocarbons from the mining sector has been, for the most part, good for the city of Houston since the Great Recession,” he said.But Houston’s job growth could slow down, Thompson said, if oil prices fall again and national GDP growth drags to a little over 2%, which economists currently forecast. 00:00 /00:50 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img X Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media Aerial view of downtown Houston. Sharelast_img read more

first_img Listen Houston saw some of the nation’s sharpest declines in unemployment in May, slipping 0.9% to 3.2%. On top of that, Houston added nearly 80,000 jobs year-over-year, also among the largest growth in the country.Nationwide, job growth bounced back last month from a weak May, creating 224,000 jobs, but unemployment edged up slightly to 3.7%.Except for the oil downturn in 2015 and 2016, Houston has outpaced the U.S. economy in recent times, said Jesse Thompson, senior business economist at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.“The shale revolution, the shale drilling, shale oil, and the growth in the production of natural gas and other hydrocarbons from the mining sector has been, for the most part, good for the city of Houston since the Great Recession,” he said.But Houston’s job growth could slow down, Thompson said, if oil prices fall again and national GDP growth drags to a little over 2%, which economists currently forecast. 00:00 /00:50 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img X Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media Aerial view of downtown Houston. Sharelast_img read more

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Shop for a cause

31 Aug 2019

first_imgWondering what gift to pick up last minute for your near and dear ones? While you light those Diwali lamps, light up the lives of those not so privileged by heading to this Diwali bazaar. The Rotary delhi Midtown Diwali bazaar for a Cause has a host of gift items for all pockets. What’s more, the proceeds from the sale owing to the mall will go to the Rotary Club.   Shop for designer candles, diyas, pooja thalis, personalised gift packaging, ethnic apparel and accessories, chocolates, festive jewellery, home décor and furnishings and more. On sale are shimmering crystal curtains, bows and arrows, sterling silverware and silver-plated products like sculptural pieces in the form of Ganeshas, Shiva, Hanuman, Sai Baba, tea sets, trays, bowls, bar collection, salt and pepper dispenser sets, candle stands among others. So shop for a cause.DETAILAt: Select Citywalk, SaketOn Till: 13 NovemberTimings: 10 am to 11 pmlast_img read more

first_imgWondering what gift to pick up last minute for your near and dear ones? While you light those Diwali lamps, light up the lives of those not so privileged by heading to this Diwali bazaar. The Rotary delhi Midtown Diwali bazaar for a Cause has a host of gift items for all pockets. What’s more, the proceeds from the sale owing to the mall will go to the Rotary Club.   Shop for designer candles, diyas, pooja thalis, personalised gift packaging, ethnic apparel and accessories, chocolates, festive jewellery, home décor and furnishings and more. On sale are shimmering crystal curtains, bows and arrows, sterling silverware and silver-plated products like sculptural pieces in the form of Ganeshas, Shiva, Hanuman, Sai Baba, tea sets, trays, bowls, bar collection, salt and pepper dispenser sets, candle stands among others. So shop for a cause.DETAILAt: Select Citywalk, SaketOn Till: 13 NovemberTimings: 10 am to 11 pmlast_img read more

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South Eastern Railway to install CCTV cameras in order to prevent crimes

31 Aug 2019

first_imgKolkata: In order to prevent crimes in railway areas and premises, South Eastern Railway has planned to install CCTV cameras at 33 stations from Nirbhaya Fund. This Nirbhaya Fund support has been initiated towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in railways by installing CCTV cameras for quick response system to create deterrence against crimes. An amount of Rs 7 crore have been sanctioned to install CCTV Cameras, covering 33 densely populated stations, mostly in Suburban section of Kharagpur Division, Bankura, Balasore and Hatia Stations. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsCamera surveillance will enhance safety at railway stations and railway places through video monitoring, facial recognition analytics and person tracking systems. This will also envisage re-development of the railway front to make it more women friendly. With these installations at crime prone stretches, stations and trains, RPF and GRP will easily maintain a strict vigil in criminal investigation, when required. Technical surveillance will assist the short-staffed force effectively. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed As many as 538 CCTV cameras have so far been installed in SER jurisdiction, covering four divisions, which are Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi, to strengthen the security at railway premises. The footages of these CCTV Cameras at platform and waiting areas are put on display inside the control rooms at stations, which are constantly monitored by trained RPF personnel.The station masters have also been given access to monitor CCTV camera footages as a part of surveillance being undertaken by South Eastern Railway. Besides, keeping a constant watch, the CCTV surveillance system helps in post incident crime investigations. South Eastern Railway aims to cover all major railway stations with CCTV surveillance system in a phased manner.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: In order to prevent crimes in railway areas and premises, South Eastern Railway has planned to install CCTV cameras at 33 stations from Nirbhaya Fund. This Nirbhaya Fund support has been initiated towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in railways by installing CCTV cameras for quick response system to create deterrence against crimes. An amount of Rs 7 crore have been sanctioned to install CCTV Cameras, covering 33 densely populated stations, mostly in Suburban section of Kharagpur Division, Bankura, Balasore and Hatia Stations. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsCamera surveillance will enhance safety at railway stations and railway places through video monitoring, facial recognition analytics and person tracking systems. This will also envisage re-development of the railway front to make it more women friendly. With these installations at crime prone stretches, stations and trains, RPF and GRP will easily maintain a strict vigil in criminal investigation, when required. Technical surveillance will assist the short-staffed force effectively. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed As many as 538 CCTV cameras have so far been installed in SER jurisdiction, covering four divisions, which are Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi, to strengthen the security at railway premises. The footages of these CCTV Cameras at platform and waiting areas are put on display inside the control rooms at stations, which are constantly monitored by trained RPF personnel.The station masters have also been given access to monitor CCTV camera footages as a part of surveillance being undertaken by South Eastern Railway. Besides, keeping a constant watch, the CCTV surveillance system helps in post incident crime investigations. South Eastern Railway aims to cover all major railway stations with CCTV surveillance system in a phased manner.last_img read more

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Refresh your hair with shikakai masks

31 Aug 2019

first_imgHerbal care is one of the foolproof methods to protect hairs natural texture and sheen. While a plethora of homegrown ingredients and herbs are available to make your mane lustrous, one specific herb that has been passed on from generation to generation is Shikakai.Shikakai is rich in antioxidants and numerous vitamins that helps keep hair healthy and nourished especially when blended together with few other Indian ayurvedic ingredients.Experts share insights on four hair masks that can be curated at home to protect and nourish your hair. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Shikakai and amla powder: Breakage and split ends are an everyday concern. Thanks to the stress and pollution that our hectic work schedule exposes us to. These harsh damages make one’s hair lifeless and dull. A go to solution to protect your hair from root to end is a blend of ayurveda’s two best ingredients – shikakai and amla. While both the ingredients are rich in anti-oxidants, amla helps keep hair healthy by fighting off the damage.Blend together half a cup of shikakai and amla powder with luke warm water to make a paste. Let the paste sit on your hair for 30 minutes and wash it off with cold water. This when repeated every alternate day helps improve overall health of the hair and is an excellent remedy for dry hair. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive-Shikakai and curd: Curd is truly a miracle potion when it comes to hair care. Curd helps protect your hair and soothes your scalp against not one but many problems – common one being, dandruff and itchy scalp. But it simply cannot do the trick in isolation. Curd when blended together with a variety of powerful ingredients like fenugreek, shikakai, amla and olive/argan oil makes the perfect mask to fight against dandruff.Curd contains healthy bacteria that helps fight dandruff causing yeast. Mix together 1 tablespoon of fenugreek powder, 1 tablespoon of shikakai, 1 tablespoon of amla powder, 1 tablespoon of argan/olive oil with a cup of curd. Let the mixture rest for 2-3 hours and apply it on your scalp working towards the ends. After 30 minutes, rinse your hair with cold water. Continue this mask routine on a weekly basis to restore your scalp health. -Shikakai and coconut oil: Who wouldn’t love a hot oil massage followed by a refreshing hair wash? While the sounds of it are soothing and relaxing, there are plenty of health benefits that oil bath has. However, most of us tend to skip the routine owing to the paucity of time. A quick solution to this is a coconut oil shikakai hair mask that can replenish your hair.Mix together one tablespoon each of shikakai powder and amla powder along with two tablespoons of heated coconut oil and leave the mixture for 3 hours. Post warming the mixture, strain the oil and massage it directly onto your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes before rinsing it with normal water. The mask routine can be followed on a weekly basis to maintain the health of scalp and texture of your hair.-Wholesome shikakai mask: We all love a little bit of sugar, spice and everything nice when it comes to hair and skin care. Herbal hair care is all about blending a balance of ingredients that address specific concerns while also protecting your hair from future damage. One such culmination of ayurveda’s handpicked ingredients for an overall protection is the wholesome shikakai mask infused with Tulsi, neem powder, shikakai powder, rose petal powder, fenugreek powder, olive oil and curd. Tulsi, a vital and central herb in Ayurveda helps stimulate scalp circulation owing to its antioxidant properties.On the other hand, neem is a great detoxifier that speeds up the removal of toxins from scalp. To prepare this mask, mix together a tablespoon of shikakai, half a tablespoon of each neem powder, tulsi powder, rose petal powder, fenugreek powder with one cup of curd and a spoon of olive oil. Allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes and apply mask onto your scalp. Post a 30 minutes rest, wash your hair with normal water and shikakai powder.last_img read more

first_imgHerbal care is one of the foolproof methods to protect hairs natural texture and sheen. While a plethora of homegrown ingredients and herbs are available to make your mane lustrous, one specific herb that has been passed on from generation to generation is Shikakai.Shikakai is rich in antioxidants and numerous vitamins that helps keep hair healthy and nourished especially when blended together with few other Indian ayurvedic ingredients.Experts share insights on four hair masks that can be curated at home to protect and nourish your hair. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Shikakai and amla powder: Breakage and split ends are an everyday concern. Thanks to the stress and pollution that our hectic work schedule exposes us to. These harsh damages make one’s hair lifeless and dull. A go to solution to protect your hair from root to end is a blend of ayurveda’s two best ingredients – shikakai and amla. While both the ingredients are rich in anti-oxidants, amla helps keep hair healthy by fighting off the damage.Blend together half a cup of shikakai and amla powder with luke warm water to make a paste. Let the paste sit on your hair for 30 minutes and wash it off with cold water. This when repeated every alternate day helps improve overall health of the hair and is an excellent remedy for dry hair. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive-Shikakai and curd: Curd is truly a miracle potion when it comes to hair care. Curd helps protect your hair and soothes your scalp against not one but many problems – common one being, dandruff and itchy scalp. But it simply cannot do the trick in isolation. Curd when blended together with a variety of powerful ingredients like fenugreek, shikakai, amla and olive/argan oil makes the perfect mask to fight against dandruff.Curd contains healthy bacteria that helps fight dandruff causing yeast. Mix together 1 tablespoon of fenugreek powder, 1 tablespoon of shikakai, 1 tablespoon of amla powder, 1 tablespoon of argan/olive oil with a cup of curd. Let the mixture rest for 2-3 hours and apply it on your scalp working towards the ends. After 30 minutes, rinse your hair with cold water. Continue this mask routine on a weekly basis to restore your scalp health. -Shikakai and coconut oil: Who wouldn’t love a hot oil massage followed by a refreshing hair wash? While the sounds of it are soothing and relaxing, there are plenty of health benefits that oil bath has. However, most of us tend to skip the routine owing to the paucity of time. A quick solution to this is a coconut oil shikakai hair mask that can replenish your hair.Mix together one tablespoon each of shikakai powder and amla powder along with two tablespoons of heated coconut oil and leave the mixture for 3 hours. Post warming the mixture, strain the oil and massage it directly onto your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes before rinsing it with normal water. The mask routine can be followed on a weekly basis to maintain the health of scalp and texture of your hair.-Wholesome shikakai mask: We all love a little bit of sugar, spice and everything nice when it comes to hair and skin care. Herbal hair care is all about blending a balance of ingredients that address specific concerns while also protecting your hair from future damage. One such culmination of ayurveda’s handpicked ingredients for an overall protection is the wholesome shikakai mask infused with Tulsi, neem powder, shikakai powder, rose petal powder, fenugreek powder, olive oil and curd. Tulsi, a vital and central herb in Ayurveda helps stimulate scalp circulation owing to its antioxidant properties.On the other hand, neem is a great detoxifier that speeds up the removal of toxins from scalp. To prepare this mask, mix together a tablespoon of shikakai, half a tablespoon of each neem powder, tulsi powder, rose petal powder, fenugreek powder with one cup of curd and a spoon of olive oil. Allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes and apply mask onto your scalp. Post a 30 minutes rest, wash your hair with normal water and shikakai powder.last_img read more

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Latest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google tracking

29 Aug 2019

first_imgLatest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google tracking by Martin Brinkmann on October 05, 2018 in Internet – 26 commentsThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a new version of the organization’s Privacy Badger extension that is designed to improve user privacy while using desktop browsers it supports.The new version introduces support for eliminating some tracking that Google does on some of its properties when links are activated by users.The EFF launched a Privacy Badger update in May 2018 that took care of link tracking on Facebook, and this new update does the same for Google’s link tracking mechanisms.The organization notes that the initial release works on Google Search, Google Hangouts, and Google Docs sites only at the time. While that covers three popular Google services on the Internet, it does not cover others such as Gmail or Google Plus.Google uses several methods when it comes to link tracking on its properties. These methods differ not only from product to product but depend also on the browser that is used to access the content.Chrome users who use Google Search may notice after analyzing the source carefully that Google uses the “ping” attribute to receive information about link clicks on Google Search.The ping informs Google about the link that the user clicked on in Google Search and includes extra information besides that.In Firefox, Google uses a mousedown event instead and not ping to track links. Basically, what Google does is replace the URL that it displays to users when they hover over a link in Firefox with a Google link that redirects users to the destination. Since users are directed through a Google link to the destination the company knows about the link that users clicked on.On Hangouts and Google Docs, Google uses a similar method to send users to the linked destination through a Google link so that it can track user clicks and the context of the clicks.Google obfuscates the fact that it tracks links in several ways, e.g. by displaying the “real” destination of a link to the user on mouse over but redirecting users through a Google link to the destination.The new Privacy Badger takes care of link tracking on these three Google properties automatically.Closing WordsPrivacy Badger is updated regularly with new tracking protections. While that is great, one has to realize that it will never protect against online tracking completely. If you are particularly worried about being tracked by giant Internet companies, try alternatives such as Startpage or DuckDuckGo instead of Google Search.Now Read: check out Privacy Possum, a powerful anti-tracking extensionSummaryArticle NameLatest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google trackingDescriptionThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a new version of the organization’s Privacy Badger extension that blocks Google link tracking.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLatest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google tracking by Martin Brinkmann on October 05, 2018 in Internet – 26 commentsThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a new version of the organization’s Privacy Badger extension that is designed to improve user privacy while using desktop browsers it supports.The new version introduces support for eliminating some tracking that Google does on some of its properties when links are activated by users.The EFF launched a Privacy Badger update in May 2018 that took care of link tracking on Facebook, and this new update does the same for Google’s link tracking mechanisms.The organization notes that the initial release works on Google Search, Google Hangouts, and Google Docs sites only at the time. While that covers three popular Google services on the Internet, it does not cover others such as Gmail or Google Plus.Google uses several methods when it comes to link tracking on its properties. These methods differ not only from product to product but depend also on the browser that is used to access the content.Chrome users who use Google Search may notice after analyzing the source carefully that Google uses the “ping” attribute to receive information about link clicks on Google Search.The ping informs Google about the link that the user clicked on in Google Search and includes extra information besides that.In Firefox, Google uses a mousedown event instead and not ping to track links. Basically, what Google does is replace the URL that it displays to users when they hover over a link in Firefox with a Google link that redirects users to the destination. Since users are directed through a Google link to the destination the company knows about the link that users clicked on.On Hangouts and Google Docs, Google uses a similar method to send users to the linked destination through a Google link so that it can track user clicks and the context of the clicks.Google obfuscates the fact that it tracks links in several ways, e.g. by displaying the “real” destination of a link to the user on mouse over but redirecting users through a Google link to the destination.The new Privacy Badger takes care of link tracking on these three Google properties automatically.Closing WordsPrivacy Badger is updated regularly with new tracking protections. While that is great, one has to realize that it will never protect against online tracking completely. If you are particularly worried about being tracked by giant Internet companies, try alternatives such as Startpage or DuckDuckGo instead of Google Search.Now Read: check out Privacy Possum, a powerful anti-tracking extensionSummaryArticle NameLatest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google trackingDescriptionThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a new version of the organization’s Privacy Badger extension that blocks Google link tracking.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Do you know where Chico the Pit Bull is

28 Aug 2019

first_imgA three-year-old male Pit Bull went missing this morning (November 30).He responds to the name ‘Chico’ and is brown in colour. He is described as a friendly dog, but very tense at the moment. The dog has been missing since 8.30am from the Acaciavale area.It is believed that he ran away from home.According to community members, Chico was last seen running along Protea Drive, heading towards the Aloe Park area.If anyone sees this dog or knows of its whereabouts, please contact any of the following numbers: 0739450954, 0837509208 or 0747838141.DID YOU KNOW? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

first_imgA three-year-old male Pit Bull went missing this morning (November 30).He responds to the name ‘Chico’ and is brown in colour. He is described as a friendly dog, but very tense at the moment. The dog has been missing since 8.30am from the Acaciavale area.It is believed that he ran away from home.According to community members, Chico was last seen running along Protea Drive, heading towards the Aloe Park area.If anyone sees this dog or knows of its whereabouts, please contact any of the following numbers: 0739450954, 0837509208 or 0747838141.DID YOU KNOW? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

11 Aug 2019

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling A whopping 64 percent of the vote went toward Taylor, with free agent signee Jonathan Dwyer receiving 31 percent. Rookie Zach Bauman received just three percent of the vote, while two percent of you chose the “other” option.Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that the goal is for Ellington to get 25-30 touches per game this season. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Every day, ArizonaSports.com asks readers a question. It’s the Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, and it can be found midway down the right side of our home page.On Wednesday, we asked you to take a closer look at the Arizona Cardinals’ backfield and answer the question of who will get the most touches behind No. 1 running back Andre Ellington. A total of 436 votes were submitted, and second-year running back Stepfan Taylor out of Stanford is the favorite to spell Ellington.last_img read more

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling A whopping 64 percent of the vote went toward Taylor, with free agent signee Jonathan Dwyer receiving 31 percent. Rookie Zach Bauman received just three percent of the vote, while two percent of you chose the “other” option.Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that the goal is for Ellington to get 25-30 touches per game this season. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Every day, ArizonaSports.com asks readers a question. It’s the Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, and it can be found midway down the right side of our home page.On Wednesday, we asked you to take a closer look at the Arizona Cardinals’ backfield and answer the question of who will get the most touches behind No. 1 running back Andre Ellington. A total of 436 votes were submitted, and second-year running back Stepfan Taylor out of Stanford is the favorite to spell Ellington.last_img read more

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