Swan Lake Fire Update Cooper Landing Upgraded To Set Evacuation Status

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 10:30pm: The Sterling Highway is now open with pilot cars between the Y at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Seward Highway, and milepost 71 at Watson Lake. Crews are working around the area of Slaughter Gulch were fire and smoke activity increased throughout the evening. Currently there are three helicopters working in that area. It’s too smokey for fixed wing to fly. Air attack is up trying to get eyes on the fire. This is not a notice to leave, but those Cooper Landing residents that choose to leave should head to Anchorage or Seward. Update: 10pm: Cooper Landing is in a SET status because of fire activity. The fire has crossed Resurrection Trail and is near Slaughter and Slate Creeks, about two miles from Cooper Landing. Tim Jones, Public Information Officer with the Great Basin Incident Management Team: “Updating that we have helicopters in the air, engines, and over 100 firefighters north of Cooper Landing on the north side of the highway.” Helicopters flew the fire tonight to look at it and they feel things have calmed down. There is a good plan in place to protect the community. The READY and SET lines line will be altered a bit for tomorrow. Cooper Landing is now in a SET status. Residents should be SET to evacuate. Residents are advised to gather their “go kit.” Stay informed and be ready to evacuate if the situation warrants. People who would require additional time or assistance to evacuate may want to consider leaving the area now.This is a dynamic situation and the status of the Sterling Highway can change at any time. For the latest information, visit kpboem.com and on Facebook at KPB Alerts. According to KPBSD, school is cancelled for Cooper Landing School on Tuesday. Firefighters and heavy equipment are working to reinforce firelines along Slaughter Creek Road. These lines tie into a previously constructed fuel break. Fire managers are working on a plan to bring in aircraft and other resources as early as possible Tuesday morning to protect Cooper Landing. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available.center_img Brenda Ahlberg with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “Those who choose to leave have the opportunity to go to Seward or Anchorage. There will be a shelter ready at Seward High School. If you do choose to leave your home we ask that you take a pillow case and tie it to a tree or a visible marker near their driveway that they’ve left.” There is an additional shelter being setup at the Soldotna Regional Sports. Large animals can be transported to the rodeo grounds. Swiftwater and Centennial Park campgrounds are also open for displaced residents in Soldotna. Cooper Landing residents remain at Level 2 SET, meaning they should be ready to go but are NOT evacuated. They will likely remain at SET status for awhile. The shelter at Seward High School will remain open tonight if you need a place to stay. All drivers near milepost 71 (Watson Lake) should turn around and head back to Soldotna. Do not proceed toward the Seward Highway. Listen to KSRM at 920 AM or 105.3 FM for updates Original Post: 9pm: The Sterling Highway is now closed at the Y at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Seward Highway to allow people choosing to evacuate Cooper Landing to drive through. Cooper Landing has been moved from ‘Ready’ to ‘SET’ status.The Great Basin Incident Management Team which is managing the fire, in coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, has made the change in the evacuation alert to LEVEL 2 (SET) in all areas of Cooper Landing MP 46-54. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info The fire is not an immediate threat to Cooper Landing at this time but weather is expected to be the same tomorrow. There will be firefighters out on the line tonight and 12 engines staying at the community center if they are needed.last_img read more

Playboy Names ExMaxim Editor Digital SVP

first_imgPlayboy today named Jimmy Jellinek, the former editor of Maxim, as its senior vice president of digital content, digital media, a newly-created position. Jellinek will report to Tom Hagopian, division executive vice president and general manager, digital media, and will be based in New York.He’ll begin work on September 2.Jellinek—most recently the VP of entertainment and programming for Heavy.com—was replaced at Maxim by Jim Kaminsky last August, shortly after the $240 million sale of Dennis Publishing to Kent Brownridge, a former Wenner Media executive, was finalized. Prior to Maxim, Jellinek served as editor-in-chief of Maxim sibling Stuff, editor-in-chief of Complex and in various roles at FHM. He began his career in publishing at Details as an editorial assistant.Jellinek’s hiring comes at a pivotal time for the company as Playboy shifts its resources online and tries to translate its iconic brand to the digital arena.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for July 8 911 Call Over Skunk Smell Fight At

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, July 8, 2019:A Sachem Circle caller reported a swarm of bees between her house and neighbor’s house. Animal Control Officer notified a bee service, which will be out later in the day to safely remove them. (9:50am)Animal Control Officer reported a large wasp nest in a Main Street shed. Officer advised resident how to remove it. (10:21am)A walk-in party found a Michael Kors bracelet at Cumberland Farm Gas Station. (12:56pm)An anonymous caller reported they were told a juvenile female was threatening to fight the caller’s friends at the skate park. Police checked skate park. No one in area. (1:55pm)Animal Control Office retrieved a cardinal with an eye injury from Salem Street. (2:08pm)Caller called 911 to report there’s a skunk in her yard and the smell is overwhelming. She requested an officer to scare it or euthanize it. Police advised her the skunk will move along and if it doesn’t, contact the Animal Control Officer in the morning. Caller claimed not have phone number for station’s business line. (9:52pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 3: Driveway Paving Solicitors; Skate Park Tagged; WPD Assist With Pick-Up At SchoolsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 18: Cat Gets Stuck In Wall After Plastering Project; Baby Raccoons Get Stuck In ChimneyIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Hemmeya Kannadiga Awards Watch the event this weekend on Zee Kannada

first_imgA promotional material from Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019.PR HandoutZee Kannada’s Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019 is an effort towards continuing the journey of recognizing and honouring outstanding individuals from all walks of life, who have done Karnataka proud in the year of 2018. This one-of-a-kind award ceremony was held on 23rd March at Nandi Link Grounds in Bengaluru, and will be aired on the 30th and 31st March at 7 pm only on Zee Kannada and Zee Kannada HD.Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019 is bigger and better this year as the channel honors 24 achievers across 24 awards categories, who have done Karnataka proud. The event is aimed at highlighting the cultural heritage of Karnataka, where the platform will be recognizing and honoring the achievers of society, film and small screen industry.The event’s glamourous factory is heightened with the presence of popular sandalwood actors – Ramesh, Yash, Puneeth Rajkumar, Rachita Ram, Priyanka Upendra, and Sumalatha Ambareesh. The evening was filled with the senior stars sharing their cherished memories with Jaleela Ambareesh, along with exciting and colourful performances, songs, dances and super performances by television and film stars.The star-studded event brought together some of the most noble and admirable individuals under one roof from Karnataka who have contributed to the society, and to the entertainment industry. The enthralling ceremony brought together the most eminent individuals to the sensational ‘Red Carpet’, where they paraded through traditional music and visited the testament by the popular Auto Shivakumar, with the feeling of nostalgia and pride. A platform was provided to the attendees, to welcome and celebrate other noteworthy achievers, including Arjun Janya, Santosh Hegde, Prakash Belavadi, Mime Ramesh, Jayanth Kaikini, Mukhyamantri Chandru, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Garuda Ram, Roopa Maudgil, Aindritha Ray, Diganth, Anuradha, Mokshitha Pai, Sharath Bharadwaj, Arundathi Nag, Vijayalakshmi Shibroor, Vinaya Prasad, Aasha Rani, Hamsalekha, Arjuna Sarja, Girija Lokesh, Srujan Lokesh, Tara Anuradha, KGF Team, Tennis Krishna, and V Hari Krishna, Bank Janardhana, Gurukiran, Rachita Ram, Shri Murali.The exuberant Anushree and the ebullient Ramesh Aravind hosted the glorious evening that witnessed a line-up of sizzling performances by Sandalwood stars and the Zee Family, namely, Rachita Ram, Priyanka Upendra, Raghu Dixit, Haripriya, Bhavana, KGF Performance by fiction heroes, Jodi Hakki Chiatra Rao, Bramahgantu Geetha.Last year, ‘Kannada Hemme'(pride of Kannada) honor was awarded to the walking God, Seer of Siddaganga Mutt, Dr. Shivakumar Swamiji. This year, his absence was painfully felt amongst the audiences. Salu Marada Thimmakka, Nisar Ahmed, singer Vijay Prakash, journalist Vishweshwar Bhat, agriculturist Narayanareddy, 5 rupee doctor Shankaregowda, IPS officer Roopa Moudgil and a few others who were honored by Zee Kannada’s Hemmeya Kannadiga 2018. Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019 AwardeesJanapada poet, Padmashree awardee, Doddarange Gowda is honored with Proud Literary figure award. Vijayalakshmi Shibarur, a daring Journalist who revealed cases of child labour, lottery scam, water scam and more, by her investigative journalism, has been honored with Proud Journalist. Anuradha, senior women Scientist and Director of first women satellite project, is honored with Proud woman achiever. The Proud Icon was awarded to Infosys founder and philanthropist, Sudha Murthy. Social Servant, Kallaiah Ajja was awarded with Proud social worker. Mime Ramesh was given the Proud theater activist.Capsicum Kamalamma, who used the facilities given by Government for agriculture and is recognized at State and National level was honored with the Proud Farmer award. Social Reformer, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala Veerendra Heggade was awarded with the Proud Life Time achiever. V Nagendra Prasad, who created a new wave in the Kannada cinema industry with his writing was awarded with Proud lyricist.Vijay Prakash, the singer who sung best songs in the year 2018-19 was honored with the proud voice awards. Arjun Janya, who composed the best music in 2018-19 was honored as Proud Musician. Dhananjaya, who acted in Tagaru cinema as Dolly was honored as Proud supporting role. Prashanth Neel, a director who created a nation-wide sensation with landmark movies like Ugram and KGF, was awarded with Proud Director. Dimple girl, Rachita Ram, who captured the audience with her acting prowess from Darling to Natasaarvabhowma, was awarded with Proud Heroine. Rocking Star Yash, who impressed the viewers with KGF, was awarded with Proud Hero.Ambareesh who started his career as Jaleela in Nagarahavu and showed his mettle with Ambi Ning Vayassayto, is no more with us. Ambi was awarded with Proud Honorary Award. The person who created his own style in acting, politics and in personal life, was well-respected by the people, therefore, was saluted by everybody present at the event.KGF by Hombale films was dubbed in five languages that increased the visibility of the Kannada film industry, was awarded with proud film. Rishabh Shetty, who came up with movies like Ricky, Kirik Party, Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasaragod, and Bell Bottom, was awarded with Proud talent. Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019, a star-studded event honors 24 achievers across 24 awards categories with an aim of recognizing and honoring the achievers of society, film and small screen industry.PR HandoutChikkanna who is responsible for making everyone laugh with his versatile acting, was awarded with Proud comedian for his acting in . Ravi Basrur from KGF movie, which was a phenomenal movie in India, was awarded with Proud BGM for his background music. Ram, who acted as Garuda in KGF was awarded with Proud Villain. Cinematography is the highlight of KGF, Bhuvan Gowda was honoured with the Proud cinematographer award.last_img read more

Kamal Haasans Indian is not shelved Here comes an official confirmation

first_imgHere is the first look poster of Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2.PR HandoutThere have been lots of rumours about Kamal Haasan’s much-hyped Indian 2 being dropped over budget related issues and Shankar struggling to find new producers. But now it has been denied by an important member from the team.Well, Kajal Aggarwal, who plays the female lead in Indian 2, has stated that the movie has not been dropped and she would be joining the shooting in June.”The film is not shelved. I will start shooting for my part on June 1. The team is determined to make Indian 2 on a grand scale. I’m excited to be a part of the project and am eagerly waiting to work with Kamal sir,” Cinema Expess quotes her as saying.In the last two months, rumours have been doing rounds that Lyca Productions had backed out of the project fearing whether the large-scale investment would be recovered after their ambitious 2.0 failed to live up to the expectations at the box office.Further, speculations were rife that Shankar had met Reliance Entertainment and Sun Pictures after modifying the script which eventually would reduce the estimated budget of the Tamil film.With Kajal Aggarwal giving clarification about its status, the rumours have been put to rest. Kajal Aggarwal.PR HandoutThe upcoming movie is a sequel to 1996 blockbuster Indian. The latest flick, like its first instalment, is planned to be made in multiple languages.It is a vigilante film in which Kamal Haasan plays the role of patriot Senapathi.Coming to the technical team, it has Anirudh Ravichander’s music, Ravi Varman’s cinematography and A Sreekar Prasad’s editing.last_img read more

Down and out Videocon JP Associates IVRCL may be dragged to NCLTs

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seal is pictured on a gate outside the RBI headquarters in Mumbai, India, February 2, 2016.Reuters fileThe Reserve Bank of India has sent the second list of over 40 large corporate defaulters that include Videocon, JP Associates, IVRCL, JSPL and Visa Steel, among others, to be referred to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), reported CNBC-TV18 on Tuesday, quoting sources.Financial daily Economic Times had said on Monday that the central bank was likely to advise the lenders to haul these companies to the NCLT for bankruptcy proceedings.”One should not think that just the first set of companies that have been identified alone are the problem. There is problem certainly down the line also,” R Gandhi, Former Deputy Governor, RBI, told television channel ETNow.Financial website Moneycontrol.com said that some other loan defaulting companies — Uttam Galva, Castex, Jayswal Neco, Ruchi Soya, Nagarjuna Oil & Orchid Chemicals, East Coast Energy, SEL Manufacturing, Soma Enterprises, Asian Colour, Ispat Coated and Unity Infraprojects — are among the fresh list identified by the central bank to be referred to the NCLT under the newly enacted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016.CNBC -TV18 had reported that these companies would be sent to NCLT if the debt issue is not resolved by mid-December and the list is likely to be released in September.Economic Times noted that most of the companies on the list are from the infrastructure and power sectors. It said that when contacted for a reaction, JSPL told ETNow: “As a policy, we don’t respond to speculative queries.”In each case, the debt level varies between Rs 3,000 crore and Rs 50,000 crore. Queries ETNow sent to Uttam Galva and Videocon did not extract any response immediately, the Economic Times reported.R Gandhi told ET Now that these companies were definitely put on alert when RBI announced the first list of accounts, which should be taken to the IBC. At that time, the banks and these accounts should have resolved their cases. Since voluntarily resolution has not been forthcoming, it has to be taken for compulsorily through the legal process, Gandhi said.The total defaulter list may have 35-40 accounts and State Bank of India alone gets a list of 25-26 accounts, CNBC-TV18 sources added.In June, an internal advisory committee of the central bank had identified the first batch of 12 accounts of corporate borrowers for insolvency proceedings under the IBC 2016.Each of these companies owed over Rs 5,000 crore with a total involvement of around Rs 1,75,000 crore, accounting for up to 25 per cent of the current gross non-performing assets in the banking system.According to a Moneycontrol.com report other companies on the list include Visa Steel, Ruchi Soya, Unity Infra, SEL Manufacturing, Monnet Power, Orchid Chemicals, Shakti Bhog, Nagarjuna Oil, Jai Balaji Ind, Some Enterprise, Videocon Tele and Essar Projects among others.In June, the central bank had identified 12 large stressed accounts to be taken to the NCLT. Each of these companies owed over Rs 5,000 crore with a total of around Rs 1,75,000 crore, accounting for 25 percent of the bad loans in the Indian banking system.last_img read more

Collision disrupts DhakaCtg rail link

first_img.The rail communications of Chittagong with Dhaka remained cut off following a collision between a Demu train and a truck at Panusua in Comilla sadar upazila.Comilla railway station master Shafiqur Rahman said the accident took place when a sand-laden truck hit the Comilla-bound Demu train at an unauthorised level-crossing around 9:30am on Saturday.Following the collision, the wheels of the train veered off the rail track, said the station master.A Dhaka-bound train, ‘Subarna Express’, got stranded at Comilla rail station following the derailment, reports UNB.A relief train from Akhaura was on its way to the spot to salvage the Demu train, he added.last_img read more

BMW shows handsfree driving on Autobahn w video

first_img Volkswagen announces ‘Temporary Auto Pilot’ with advanced features The video message was that the car was capable of driving on its own in certain circumstances but the driver is the one responsible, and the driver must be able to take over the driving task at all times. 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. “The car adheres to all traffic laws,” assured the moderator. With the CDC system, the car can brake, accelerate and pass other vehicles while analyzing the traffic conditions. This BMW system uses radar, cameras, laser scanners, and ultrasound distance sensors to get the information it needs.According to BMW the system can also steer the car to pass a slower vehicle. If the car senses there’s a slow mover in front of it, it will search for an open lane where it can safely merge, pass the slow car, and return to the original lane. “Our main challenge was to develop algorithms that can handle entirely new situations. In principle, the system works on all freeways that we have mapped out beforehand with [a] centimeter accuracy,” said Nico Kaempchen, project manager of Highly Automated Driving. at BMW Group Research and Technology. This is no out of the box prototype destined for car showrooms in 2013, however. The video, with its cautious comments about driverless driving and a needed driver, is nowhere near showoff mode as to how the driver can just leave the driving to the vehicle tomorrow. The Autobahn feat was to show a system that might be available ten to 15 years from now, or, as the BMW put it, a “technology study” for use in advancing existing technologies.Overall, the European vendor approach in self-driving cars is not an aggressive play for headlines but rather a promotion of “driver-assistance” technologies that will incrementally lead to more and more driving automation.Driverless technology, say industry observers, will first show its face as a luxury option for high end cars before settling into the mainstream marketplace.Auto makers are selling cars with adaptive cruise control which applies the brakes during highway driving if traffic slows. BMW, according to Technology Review, will work on that kind of capability in its upcoming i3 series of electric cars. The company will offer a “traffic-jam feature” that allows the car to speed up, slow down, and steer on its own at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, as long as the driver leaves a hand on the wheel. Explore furthercenter_img Citation: BMW shows hands-free driving on Autobahn (w/ video) (2012, January 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-bmw-hands-free-autobahn-video.html (PhysOrg.com) — Move over, Google, or better still, stay off the Autobahn, best not to interfere with the main show, which now stars BMW and its technology feats with self-driving cars. BMW has been drawing press interest in its recent show of what will be possible in self-driving cars 10 to 15 years from now. BMW had announced in August its “ConnectedDrive Connect (CDC) system. This week, a video was released showing a BMW on CDC realtime. BMW put it on the Autobahn, along with a human driver who nonetheless kept hands off the wheel of the car, a BMW 5 series model. © 2011 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

Researchers build two versions of new most accurate clock ever

first_img © 2013 Phys.org Explore further (A) Laser light at 578 nm is pre-stabilized to an isolated, high-finesse optical cavity using Pound-Drever-Hall detection and employing electronic feedback to an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) and laser piezoelectric-transducer. This stable laser light is then delivered to the Yb-1 and Yb-2 systems, where it is aligned along the optical lattice axis to probe the atomic clock transition. Resonance with the atomic transition is detected by observing atomic fluorescence collected onto a photomultiplier tube (PMT). The fluorescence signal is digitized and processed by a microcontroller unit (MCU), which computes a correction frequency, f1;2(t). This correction frequency is applied to the relevant AOM by way of a direct digital synthesizer (DDS), and locks the laser frequency onto resonance with the clock transition. (B) Relevant Yb atomic energy levels and transitions, including laser cooling transitions (399 and 556 nm), the clock transition (578 nm), and the optical pumping transition used for excited state detection (1388 nm). (C) A single-scan, normalized excitation spectrum of the 1S0- 3P0 clock transition in 171Yb with 140 ms Rabi spectroscopy time; the red line is a free-parameter sinc2 function fit. Credit: arXiv:1305.5869 [physics.atom-ph] Citation: Researchers build two versions of new most accurate clock ever (2013, May 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-versions-accurate-clock.html (Phys.org) —Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder Colorado have succeeded in building a record breaking clock—one that has an instability of just one part in 10-18. They describe their new clock in a paper they’ve uploaded to the preprint server arXiv. In it they suggest that if their clock could somehow be used to gauge the age of the universe, it would be able to do so within just a single second. More information: An atomic clock with $10^{-18}$ instability, arXiv:1305.5869 [physics.atom-ph] arxiv.org/abs/1305.5869AbstractAtomic clocks have been transformational in science and technology, leading to innovations such as global positioning, advanced communications, and tests of fundamental constant variation. Next-generation optical atomic clocks can extend the capability of these timekeepers, where researchers have long aspired toward measurement precision at 1 part in $bm{10^{18}}$. This milestone will enable a second revolution of new timing applications such as relativistic geodesy, enhanced Earth- and space-based navigation and telescopy, and new tests on physics beyond the Standard Model. Here, we describe the development and operation of two optical lattice clocks, both utilizing spin-polarized, ultracold atomic ytterbium. A measurement comparing these systems demonstrates an unprecedented atomic clock instability of $bm{1.6times 10^{-18}}$ after only $bm{7}$ hours of averaging.via Arxiv Blogcenter_img Journal information: arXiv As time has passed, clock-making has become more important—besides helping people get together at prearranged times, clocks now help run the GPS system, keep networks on track and are key to unlocking the fundamental laws of the universe. As technology has grown in sophistication, so too has the need for ever more accurate clocks. This has led to atomic clocks which use the electronic transition frequency in the ultraviolet, optical or microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum to keep very accurate time. In this new effort, the researchers built a new type of atomic clock that is more accurate than any that has come before.To build their clock the researchers employed a laser and mirrors to build a lattice trap capable of capturing atoms—its purpose was to hold atoms steady so that there wouldn’t be any frequency interference, a problem with other atomic clocks. The trap was then filled with ytterbium atoms which were then shot with a second laser to measure their electronic frequencies. The result was a clock that if allowed, would be off by less than a second if run for 31 billion years.Building a clock that is believed to be the most accurate in the world creates a problem though, how to accurately measure its accuracy? The answer is by building another clock exactly like the first of course and then comparing the two against one another. That’s what the researchers did, running both clocks for a short period to see if they came up with exactly the same time duration, which the researchers report, they did.One of the first uses for the new clock will be in measuring gravitational redshift, which is a means of measuring very precisely, the height of geographic areas. This can be done because time moves slower in areas of higher gravity. The researchers say their new clock is capable of measuring redshit to within 1 centimeter. Physicists propose a way to make atomic clocks more accurate 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.last_img read more

In synergy with nature

first_imgShobha Bhatia, Director, Gallerie Ganesha presents ‘Symphony of Seasons’, a solo show of paintings by Mumbai-based artist Devdatta Padekar at Gallerie Ganesha, daily.Says 38-year-old Padekar, who did his MFA from JJ College of Art, Mumbai and is in Delhi after a gap of four years: “My current series of paintings is about the Alps and the Himalayas. I have been travelling in various regions around these mountain ranges during different seasons for almost three years now. The series is about the ever changing landscapes and magnificent environment in closeness of these majestic and mystical mountain ranges.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPadekar has also done an MA (Drawing) from Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK in 2005 and later studied at The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy in 2007. It was during 2007-2009, when he was painting a series on ballet dancers at the Florence Dance Center in Italy that he frequently flew to Florence at different times of the year. “On clear-sky days, the aerial view of the Alps was mesmerising. If the landscape was so beautiful from up above, it would be, I was certain, equally spectacular at ground level.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHe subsequently travelled to the Swiss Alps in 2013, and from then on began his artistic journey in the Alps. Over the course of the next two years, Padekar has painted in different regions across Swiss, French, Italian, Austrian and German Alps at different times of the year. “I painted smaller works on location and larger canvases in my studio. The paintings on the Alps series formed a part of my solo exhibition at the Florence Dance Center, Italy, in March 2016.” Padekar’s work on the Alps goes beyond the natural landscapes. His focus suspends time; while capturing a specific day on the earth, he offers a testimony of place. He rightfully depicts nature in her most natural environment-dressed in blossoms, flowing with water, inhabited by fauna and dotted with human habitat. As he highlights that special ray of sun or refracts light from prism of brushed-on colour, we see the poetry of the world revealed before our eyes. His paintings incorporate simplicity, subtlety and innocence, qualities he uses to depict a harmonious communication between man and nature.Commenting on his work, Keith Ferrone, Director, Florence Dance Center, Italy says, “Observing his paintings, we can breathe the cold of winter, smile as the greens announce spring, feel the warmth of summer and introspectively meditate on autumn. Devdatta paints portraits of the earth in all its magnificence and re-establishes the everyday rite of passage that the world is ours to enjoy and love.”Like the Alps, Padekar is equally fascinated with the world’s youngest mountain range: the Himalaya. The two mountain ranges have different flora, fauna and also diverse cultures. “Just as I painted in the Alps, I trekked across the Himalaya painting in different regions around Himalayan terrain; this journey of mine is still ongoing.”With vast areas devoid of human presence, serenity rules in both the Alps and the Himalaya. In both places, however, the impression of the landscape always seems to be fleeting. Padekar’s aim was to try and capture the ephemeral moods of the Alps and Himalaya in his paintings. “I observed people who live in the mountains, who love their environment and live in complete harmony with nature. That is the very essence of my paintings of the mountains, to admire, preserve and live in complete synergy with nature.”When: December 1 – 31Where: Gallerie GaneshaTiming: 11AM – 7PMlast_img read more

Honouring indomitable spirit of women achievers

first_imgNSHM Knowledge Campus hosted their biggest inter-college communication festival Y-COMM 2018. The first evening of two – day event witnessed a charming session where ten women from various fields of society were felicitated for their achievements.Y-COMM is considered to be one of the largest media festivals where various reputed colleges and universities take part every year. This year theme is “Amar Durga”. The two-day fest features some incredible performances by the students from various colleges and universities including St Xaviers University, St Xaviers College, Techno India, Shibnath Shastri College, Scottish Church College, Heritage Academy. Pailan College of Management and Technology, Future Media School, ILead and Amity University amongst others. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis year, to honor the indomitable spirits of ten different women, NSHM Knowledge Campus has conferred The NSHM award for excellence 2018 to Usha Uthup (Singer), Tanushree Shankar (Dancer and Choreographer), Chitra Sen (Actor), Bratati Bandyopadhyay (Elocutionist), Sohag Sen (Theatre Actress) and Sanjukta Ghosh (Indian vocalist) for outstanding contribution towards their respective fields. NSHM also awarded people from different walks of life for their exemplary courage and work in redefining societal norms like Pratima Poddar (Driver of Nimta, Howrah Mini Bus), Sonali Mistri (Motor Mechanic), Mala Pal (Eminent Clay Artist of Kumartuli) and Gargi Gupta (Runs an NGO for the poor and destitute). Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Y-COMM 2018, the annual communication fest hosted by the Media and Design department of NSHM Knowledge Campus provides a one of its kind platform for students of various colleges and institutes to participate in various activities in the field of communication. Through NSHM Award For Excellence, we honour people from various walks of life who inspires us as well as the students with their exemplary work, said Cecil Antony, Chief Mentor, NSHM Knowledge Campus. Y-COMM 2018 is a testimony of budding talents showcasing their exceptional flair in various curriculums. Apart from a fashion show the other highlight of tomorrow evening is the musical programme, ‘Soul of Tunes’ featuring Shinjini-Tirtha-Kinjal. The Title Sponsor of the event is Senco Gold and Diamonds and the Co-Sponsor is Saha Textile.last_img read more

NSAs EternalBlue leak leads to 459 rise in illicit crypto mining Cyber

first_img“Illicit mining is the ‘canary in the coal mine’ of cybersecurity threats. If illicit cryptocurrency mining is taking place on your network, then you most likely have worse problems and we should consider the future of illicit mining as a strategic threat.”– Neil Jenkins, Chief Analytic Officer for the Cyber Threat Alliance A leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency has led to a surge in Illicit cryptocurrency mining, researchers said on Wednesday. The report released by the Cyber Threat Alliance, an association of cybersecurity firms and experts, states that it detected a 459 percent increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining- a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency. One reason for the sharp rise in illicit mining was the leak last year by a group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers of EternalBlue. The EternalBlue was a software developed by the NSA to exploit vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system. There are still countless organizations that are being victimized by this exploit, even after a patch for EternalBlue has been made available for 18 months. Incidentally, the rise in hacking coincides with the growing use of virtual currencies such as bitcoin, ethereum or monero. Hackers have discovered ways to tap into the processing power of unsuspecting computer users to illicitly generate currency. Neil Jenkins said in a blog post that the rise in malware for crypto mining highlights “broader cybersecurity threats”. Crypto mining which was once non-existent is, now, virtually on every top firm’s threat list.The report further added that 85 percent of illicit cryptocurrency malware mines monero, and 8 percent mines bitcoin. Even though Bitcoin is well known as compared to Monero, according to the report, the latter offers more privacy and anonymity which help cyber criminals hide their mining activities and their transactions using the currency. Transaction addresses and values are unclear in monero by default, making it incredibly difficult for investigators to find the cybercrime footprint. The blog advises network defenders to make it harder for cybercriminals to carry out illicit mining by improving practices of cyber hygiene. Detection of cyber mining and Incident response plans to the same should also be improved. Head over to techxplore for more insights on this news. Read Next NSA researchers present security improvements for Zephyr and Fucshia at Linux Security Summit 2018 Top 15 Cryptocurrency Trading Bots Cryptojacking is a growing cybersecurity threat, report warnslast_img read more

Music channel Rusong TV is launching on Akados Ru

first_imgMusic channel Rusong TV is launching on Akado’s Russian network.The channel airs videos from local artists and is the seventeenth music channel to be added to Akado’s TV service. It is available in the Mix package.last_img

Local TV news viewership is dropping with local af

first_imgLocal TV news viewership is dropping with local affiliates for Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS in the US losing more than 6% of their audience in early morning, evening and late night slots last year according to new research.The Pew Research Centre’s State of the News Media report 2013 said that while local TV remains a top news source for Americans, the percentage is dropping sharply among younger generations, with regular local TV viewership among adults under 30 falling from 42% in 2006 to just 28% in 2012.The research added that topics people go to local TV news most for – such as weather and breaking news – are ripe for replacement by web- and mobile-based outlets.“Local TV audiences were down across every key time slot and across all networks in 2012. And the off-peak news hours like 4:30 am that stations had been adding for years seem to have hit their audience ceiling,” Pew Research said.last_img read more

An iPlay digital platform which would see the B

first_imgAn ‘iPlay’ digital platform, which would see the BBC and outside partners establish an online platform for kids, could boost investment in the declining UK kids production sector, according to new research.The Communications and Media Research Institute’s ‘Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children’ report examines in detail funding for public service children’s content.As part of the study, it covers the BBC’s mooted iPlay service, which would see the UK pubcaster cooperate with unnamed partners on a platform that would provide digital content for kids.“As an on-demand portal it could become a catalyst for investment in high quality distinctive content that goes beyond television, allowing children to discover high quality curated material from different content providers in a safe trusted online space,” the report said.Given the requirement that any content be free at the point of delivery, how any digital service would be promoted and curated, and which partners will come into play are key questions. In principle, however, an iPlay service could be an important test bed for digital content, the report found.“Just as CBeebies and CBBC were important public service additions to multichannel offerings in 2002, the BBC’s proposal for iPlay, could serve as an advertising free space to test the crossover between TV, games and other digital content,” it said.The UK-originated kids TV production sector has suffered after the 2003 removal of quotas and the 2006 junk food advertising ban on the commercial nets. Reaffirming the findings of several industry groups, the report noted a 95% decrease in first run UK-originated kids fare between 2003 and 2014.“The production of children’s television content in the UK has declined inexorably over the last decade.”last_img read more

Louis James Senior Metals Investment Strategist

first_img Louis James Senior Metals Investment Strategist Casey Research Silver Stocks (SIL) 10.60 11.60 22.38 Gold Junior Stocks (GDXJ) 29.28 33.38 80.84 Gold 1,203.50 1,247.50 1,645.90 Oil 99.32 93.34 90.13 Rock & Stock Stats Last Dear Reader, ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the market, not a trader was stirring, not even a goldbug… Well, maybe not. But many gold investors have grown rather quiet as 2013 comes to a close. So by way of a reminder that spring follows winter, especially in cyclical markets, Casey Metals Analyst Laurynas Vegys has collected some encouraging thoughts for us all. We’ll be taking a break from these daily dispatches until January 2, so I want to add my personal encouragement to all our readers—and thanks for your interest and frequent support. May you all have wonderful holidays—whichever one(s) you celebrate—and may we all have a very, prosperous 2014! Sincerely, Copper 3.28 3.17 3.53center_img Gold Producers (GDX) 20.53 22.85 45.07 One Month Ago TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) 13.399.60 13,430.01 12,388.71 One Year Ago Silver 19.42 19.83 29.61 TSX Venture 888.18 915.02 1,180.50last_img read more

A New York City Bar Will Literally Kick Out Anyone Misusing the

first_img A New York City Bar Will Literally Kick Out Anyone Misusing the Word ‘Literally’ Add to Queue The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Next Article Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. January 25, 2018 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List –shares Nina Zipkincenter_img News and Trends Entrepreneur Staff 2 min read Image credit: ekash | Getty Images Is there a word that you would want to banish from your workplace? We all have our pet peeves, especially in an office setting. Someone brings something pungent for lunch, incessantly clicks their pen or insists on turning the thermostat too high or too low. But then there are the smaller annoyances that manifest in the form of often misused words and phrases — but come up all the time.Your “for all intensive purposes” that’s actually “for all intents and purposes.” Your corporate speak such as “let’s circle back” or “best practices.” “Irregardless” in lieu of “regardless” is another example, although the fine folks at Dictionary.com do confirm that “irregardless” is a word, “irregardless” of how much you might hate it.But now, one establishment in New York City has decided to take back control on at least one repeatedly misused word. A bar called the Continental has declared war on the word “literally.” Literally. Sort of.Related: 10 Reasons Why Good Customer Service Is Your Most Important MetricEast Village bar the Continental expounds on their (tongue-in-cheek) ban on the word literally. Their stated goal now is to stop “Kardashianism.” cc: @edenbrower pic.twitter.com/iI0N41qCgt— evgrieve (@evgrieve) January 24, 2018In an interview with New York Magazine, owner Trigger Smith had this to say of the reasoning behind the new signage and the swift dismissal of anyone who says “literally” inside the walls of the beloved neighborhood dive, which is soon to be closed in a few months due to a 2015 bankruptcy filing.“It’s not just millennials. Now you hear newscasters using ‘literally’ every three minutes on the Sunday news shows,” Smith said. “What’s annoying is people aren’t even aware they’re saying it. How could you be so unaware of your words that it’s coming out every couple minutes?”Even though the Contintental is not long for this world, clearly Smith was compelled to draw a line in the sand. Hopefully his mission only makes people drop the word from their vocabulary rather making the bar lose too much business.Is there a word that makes you cringe? Let us know in the comments. Apply Now »last_img read more

Researchers investigate whether hypertension poses health risk to older kidney donors

first_imgFortunately, the number of kidney failure events in this population is small. Albeit a rather small risk, practice guidelines for live kidney donor evaluation need to be revisited. While controlled hypertension in otherwise eligible older individuals may not be viewed as an absolute contraindication for kidney donation, these findings may inform conversations between the provider and the older individuals with hypertension when they consider donating a kidney.”Fawaz Al Ammary, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 26 2019In an analysis of clinical information on older living kidney donors, hypertension was linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. The study, which is published in an upcoming issue of CJASN, provides new information that may help inform discussions with older individuals when they consider donating a kidney.Receiving a kidney from a living donor is the best treatment for patients with kidney failure, but it is important to ensure that individuals who wish to donate an organ are able to safely do so. Older age is not a barrier for kidney donation; however, for many older individuals hypertension is common. It is unclear whether hypertension elevates the risk of kidney failure or early death among older donors .To investigate, Fawaz Al Ammary, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) and his colleagues analyzed national registry data on 24,533 older kidney donors from 1999 to 2016, including 2,265 who had hypertension at the time of donation. This information was linked to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Social Security Death Master File to determine which donors developed kidney failure or died. The study is the largest to examine what risks older donors with hypertension may face in the long term.Donors were observed for a median follow-up time of 7.1 years after kidney donation (and up to a maximum of 18 years). During the study period, 24 donors developed kidney failure and 252 died. Hypertension at the time of donation was linked with higher risk of kidney failure, but not mortality. The 15-year risk of kidney failure was 0.8% for older donors with hypertension vs. 0.2% for older donors without hypertension. The risk of kidney failure was 3.1-times higher for donors with hypertension compared with those without hypertension who had otherwise similar clinical characteristics.When the researchers restricted their analysis to include only donors from the 2004-2016 period (because documentation of antihypertensive therapy was unavailable before this time), they observed a stronger association-;a 6.2-fold higher risk for kidney failure among donors with hypertension. There was no significant association between donor hypertension and 15-year mortality. Related StoriesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryDiabetes drug reduces cardiovascular events and kidney problems, study findsOne-fifth of U.S. surgeons still ‘overusing’ riskier method to create kidney dialysis access, study findsThe investigators plan to conduct additional studies in this area to advance the field of organ transplantation in light of the growing number of older individuals who may offer an important source of organs for living donation.In an accompanying editorial, Kenneth Newell, MD, PhD (Emory University School of Medicine) and Richard Formica, Jr., MD (Yale University School of Medicine) noted that the findings “should not be used to ‘allow’ or ‘exclude’ individuals from proceeding with living kidney donation but rather should be incorporated into a comprehensive educational program to better inform donors about the long-term consequences of their decision to be a living kidney donor. In addition these findings identify a cohort of medically complex living kidney donors who should be offered the opportunity to enroll in specialized programs to provide lifetime surveillance for and treatment of conditions associated with an increased risk of end stage kidney disease.” Source:American Society of NephrologyJournal reference:Al Ammary, A. et al. (2019) Risk of ESKD in Older Live Kidney Donors with Hypertension. CJASN. doi.org/10.2215/CJN.14031118.last_img read more

Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US

This Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. A published report says Uber used technology during police raids outside the U.S. to keep company information from law enforcement. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) Citation: Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US (2018, January 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-uber-tech-tool-shield-police.html Uber spokeswoman Melanie Ensign said this tool—no longer in use—could lock computers and smartphones and change passwords remotely from the company’s headquarters in San Francisco.Bloomberg reported Thursday that Uber used the tool, known as Ripley, from spring 2015 until late 2016 in several cities, including Paris, Hong Kong, Brussels, Amsterdam and Montreal.Bloomberg said some Uber employees felt the system hindered legitimate investigations, while some people believed its use was justified when police didn’t come with warrants or specific-enough data requests.The use of this tool raises questions for Uber because the company has in the past used a phony version of its app to thwart authorities. The “Greyball” software identified regulators who were trying to hail a ride in an attempt to collect evidence of local law-breaking. Those rides would be canceled or never arrive. It has also been reported that the Justice Department was investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers of its rival Lyft.Bloomberg reported that authorities in Montreal were seeking evidence in May 2015 that Uber had violated tax laws. Uber’s use of Ripley meant they didn’t get any information, but Uber cooperated with a second search warrant and agreed to collect provincial taxes for each ride, Bloomberg said.Ensign said the company shut down Ripley in 2016 because it didn’t work well.She said Uber now has a tool called ULocker that can remotely lock and encrypt devices. Ensign could not immediately say if Uber has used that to protect data from law enforcement as well. But she said Uber’s guidance to employees bars use of the tool where it isn’t legal.In a statement, Uber said this security tool is similar to those used by other companies and gives Uber a way to block access to data when an employee loses a device. The company said its policy is to cooperate with “all valid searches and requests for data.”The ride-hailing service had a scandal-ridden 2017 that included lawsuits, government probes, the revelation of a significant sexual-harassment problem and the disclosure of a cover-up of a hack that stole personal information of 57 million passengers and 600,000 drivers. The company’s hard-charging CEO, Travis Kalanick, resigned in June and was replaced in August by the former CEO of Expedia, Dara Khosrowshahi. Explore further The ride-sharing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided its offices outside the U.S. Uber taps Barney Harford as COO 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. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. read more

Were the Vikings Smoking Pot While Exploring Newfoundland

first_img Editor’s note: This article was updated to fix a statement about the interpretation of the cannabis pollen. Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoDermalMedixDoctor’s New Discovery Makes Foot Calluses “Vanish”DermalMedixUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoBeach Raider24 Photos Of Shelter Dogs The Moment They Realize They’re Being AdoptedBeach RaiderUndo The discovery of cannabis pollen near a Viking settlement in Newfoundland raises the question of whether the Vikings were smoking or eating pot while exploring North America. The researchers also found evidence the Vikings occupied this outpost for more than a century, way longer than previously believed. Located in northern Newfoundland, the site of L’Anse aux Meadows was founded by Vikings around A.D. 1000. Until now, archaeologists believed that the site was occupied for only a brief period. The new research, published today (July 15) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that the Vikings lived there possibly into the 12th or even the 13th century. [In Photos: Viking Outposts Possibly Found in Canada]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65940-were-vikings-smoking-pot-in-newfoundland.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35 Bog finds In August 2018, an archaeological team excavated a peat bog located nearly 100 feet (30 meters) east of the Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows. They found a layer of “ecofacts” — environmental remains that may have been brought to the site by humans — that were radiocarbon dated to the 12th or 13th century. These ecofacts include remains of two beetles not native to Newfoundland — Simplocaria metallica, from Greenland, and Acidota quadrata, from the Arctic. The layer also held pollen from Juglans (walnuts) and from Humulus (cannabis), two species that don’t naturally grow at L’Anse aux Meadows; rather, the Vikings could have picked up all of these plant and animal species when they sailed south. [Photos: 10th-Century Viking Tomb Unearthed in Denmark] They also found the remains of dung from grazing caribou, as well as remains of wood and charcoal. The layer from the peat bog is similar to other “cultural layers from across the Norse North Atlantic,” the archaeological team wrote in the journal article. More evidence Additionally, the archaeologists performed Bayesian analysis — a type of statistical analysis — on radiocarbon dates from artifacts previously excavated at L’Anse aux Meadows. That analysis also suggested Viking occupation for up to 200 years. “This does not imply a continuous occupation,” the researchers wrote, noting that the Vikings could have abandoned and reoccupied L’Anse aux Meadows when it suited them. Did the Vikings use pot in Newfoundland? The finding of cannabis pollen raises the question of whether the Vikings used cannabis for making clothes or for medicinal-recreational purposes while they explored North America. Paul Ledger, the lead author of the paper and a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial University of Newfoundland urged caution on the interpretation of the findings, noting that pollen can easily be carried by the wind. Ledger urged caution on the interpretation of the findings, noting that pollen can easily be carried by the wind. It’s also possible that some of the other “ecofacts” were brought to the peat bog by indigenous peoples who lived in Newfoundland, and not by the Vikings. [Fierce Fighters: 7 Secrets of Viking Seamen] Ultimately, “the results presented here [in the journal article] pose more questions than answers,” the archaeological team wrote. Reaction from other Viking researchers Viking researchers not affiliated with the research team urged caution about the results. “I think it is too early to draw any conclusions,” said Birgitta Wallace, a senior archaeologist emerita with Parks Canada who has done extensive research on the Vikings in North America. Wallace told Live Science that she isn’t convinced that the Vikings left behind these ecofacts. “I think it is highly unlikely that the Norse [another word for Vikings] would have returned in the 12th and 13th centuries, as there are no structures on the site from that period that could be Norse,” Wallace said. “We do know that there were indigenous people, ancestors of the Beothuk, on the site at that time.” Patricia Sutherland, a visiting scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who has also done extensive research on the Vikings in North America, said that while the Vikings could have been in Newfoundland during the 12th or 13th centuries, it is too early to say for sure. “It seems premature to suggest such a scenario on the basis of the ‘ecofacts’ listed in the paper,” Sutherland said. It’s possible that some of the beetles and plant pollen found in the layer were brought to L’Anse aux Meadows by the Vikings around A.D. 1000, and they continued to flourish after the Vikings left, Sutherland said. The research team plans to continue their work at L’Anse aux Meadows in August, Ledger said. The 25 Most Mysterious Archaeological Finds on Earth 30 of the World’s Most Valuable Treasures That Are Still Missing Photos: Viking Warrior Is Actually a Womanlast_img read more