Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

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first_imgNew Delhi: June 22, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALBhopal: ‘Yoga for All’ book release(B)New Delhi: Protest for railway coach factory in Kerela(B)Jammu: Choudhary Lal Singh press conference(B)Bengaluru: Actor R Madhavan in Bengaluru(A+B)Patna: AIPWA protest in Patna(B)New Delhi: Daati Maharaj at Crime Branch office(B+A)INTERNATIONALAndrews Air Force Base: First lady Melania Trump arrives (A)Paris: President Emmanuel Macron during the country’s Music Day(A)Mexico City: Protest against immigration policies(A)Hildago: Ever Castillo and his family immigrants from Honduras, are escorted back across the border(A)Paramaribo/Santiago/Havana: President Ram Nath Kovind visit(B+A)SPORTSNizhny Novgorod/Moscow: 2018 soccer World Cup(B+A)Detroit: IBF and WBA women’s middleweight world titles (A)Breda: Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy(A+B)New Delhi: BCCI Special General Meeting (SGM)(B+A)PTI PHOTO HS DLDLlast_img read more

Report: Tunisia 1 Angola 1

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first_imgDjalma cancelled out Youssef Msakni’s penalty as Angola secured a 1-1 draw with Tunisia in Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations.Monday’s clash in Suez saw few clear chances created by either side, with Tunisia captain Msakni seemingly having stepped up to seal all three points for his team.Naim Sliti was brought down in the box late in the first half and Msakni made no mistake with the resulting spot-kick, but Angola hit back and claimed a deserved point when Djalma slotted home. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Angola had the better of the opening 45 minutes but Tunisia took the lead in the 34th minute.A sweeping counter-attack led to Sliti cutting inside Paizo and shaping to shoot, with the defender’s desperate lunge bringing him down, leaving Msakni to convert from 12 yards..@YMsekni28 is the first #CarthageEagles player to score in different AFCON versions #TotalAFCON2019— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 24, 2019Gelson Dala fired off target as Angola continued to press, but Srdjan Vasiljevic’s team appeared unable to find a way to break Tunisia down. Msakni had a penalty appeal rejected in the 71st minute when referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa adjudged the striker to have gone down too easily in the area.But Tunisia have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Africa Cup of Nations matches and Angola levelled with their next attack.Goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha made an error in pushing Mateus’ shot back into the danger zone, leaving Djalma to pounce from close range.Tunisia had late chances to retake the lead but, after finding space in the box with some neat footwork, Wahbi Khazri curled his low shot wide, then Msakni drilled straight at Tony Cabaca in added time. Key Opta Facts- Tunisia have lost only one of their last 10 opening games at the Africa Cup of Nations (W4, D5), that defeat coming in 2017 against Senegal (2-0).- Angola have lost none of their last five opening games at the Africa Cup of Nations (W1, D4). – Tunisia have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 AFCON games, managing to do so in a 1-0 win against Algeria in January 2013.- Youssef Msakni has scored two goals in his last three games at the tournament, as many as in his previous 10.- Tunisia have scored three of their last six goals at the AFCON from the penalty spot.last_img read more

Salman Khan: I do not want National Awards. I want rewards

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first_imgSalman Khan: I do not want National Awards. I want rewardsSalman Khan says that he doesn’t want a National Award. Instead, he would like rewards for his films instead.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 21, 2019UPDATED: May 21, 2019 15:47 IST Salman Khan says that he doesn’t want a National Award. Instead, he would like rewards for his films instead.Salman Khan has been the king of the box office for the past three decades. The actor, who made his debut in the film Biwi Ho To Aisi in 1988, is one of the biggest stars in the industry today. The journey has been nothing less than a rollercoaster.Ironically, despite giving several commercial blockbusters throughout his career, he has never received a National Award. Speaking about this, he said, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror, “I don’t want a National Award or any other award. I just want rewards. I get my National Award when people go to the theatres to watch my films. There’s no reward bigger than the entire nation watching my film.”Recently, Salman said that Katrina Kaif deserves a National Award for her performance in the upcoming film Bharat. When Katrina was asked about this, she said, “I think everyone associated with the film always feels the love and passion for what you do because it has been a long journey. It has been a journey where we all tried to put our heart and soul in to it. And I think Salman has seen every step of the way how hard we worked on this, me and Ali trying to create the character and get this character right for me and for the film.”On the work front, Salman Khan will next be seen in the film Bharat, which is an adaptation of the Korean film An Ode To My Father. Salman will be sporting five looks in the film, including his Maine Pyar Kiya appearance. Katrina Kaif will play the role of his love interest. The film hits screens on June 5.advertisementALSO READ | Katrina Kaif was asked what she should call Salman Khan. Bhai had an epic responseALSO READ | Katrina Kaif reveals why she never likes and comments on Salman Khan’s Instagram postsALSO WATCH | Katrina Kaif talks about her experience being a superstarGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Katrina KaifFollow Salman KhanFollow Bharatlast_img read more

Retired Senator says fudged claims nothing new except its now in the

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first_imgAPTN National NewsThelma Chalifoux was appointed to the Senate in 1997 and retired in 2004.She spent years in the institution that has been in the midst of a full blown scandal involving improper expense and living allowance claims that has since dragged in the Prime Minister’s Office.APTN host Michael Hutchinson recently spoke with the retired Senator from Edmonton.last_img

Heres a look at the Trudeau governments taxproposal adjustments

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OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government announced several changes this week to the controversial suite of tax-reform proposals it introduced in July. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the changes to the tax plan following a 75-day consultation period that produced weeks of vocal opposition over the measures from small business owners, doctors, farmers and backbench Liberal MPs.Here’s a look at the tweaks to each of the three major proposals:Income sprinkling: The government intends to move ahead with its proposal to limit the ability of owners of private corporations from unfairly lowering their personal income taxes by sprinkling their earnings to family members who do not contribute to their companies. Ottawa insists businesses with family members that make meaningful contributions will not be affected. After hearing concerns about the added complexity of trying to prove the involvement of family members, the Liberals vowed to simplify the proposal. However, Ottawa has yet to give specifics on what those changes will look like. In hope of calming critics, the government decided to abandon one element of the proposal, which would have limited access to the lifetime capital gains exemption. It ditched this component to avoid negative impacts on the intergenerational transfer of family businesses, like farms. The government acknowledged this was a potential unintended consequence of its reforms.Passive investment income: Morneau has scaled back what some believe is the most contentious piece of the Trudeau government’s tax-reform plan. In hope of calming angry small business owners, Morneau narrowed the scope of his proposal on passive-investment income, so that only three per cent of the most wealthy private corporations will have to pay higher taxes. The adjustment to the original proposal will create a threshold of $50,000 on passive income per year. It will be equivalent to $1 million in savings based on a nominal five per cent rate of return, the government said. The change followed a flood of complaints that warned cracking down on passive investments could hurt middle-class entrepreneurs who use their companies to save for economic downturns, personal leaves and retirement. Morneau said the goal of the change was to enable small business owners to sock away money inside their corporations for future business-related needs, while still targeting wealthy people who use their corporate structures purely as a way to reduce their taxes. The government will release draft legislation as part of next year’s budget.Converting income into capital gains: Morneau announced he would no longer move forward with a tax change that has worried people in the agricultural community, such as farmers and fishers, who hope to pass their family businesses to the next generation. The move, he said, came in response to concerns the measure could have negative tax implications upon death and create challenges with the intergenerational transfer of businesses. Instead, he said the government would work with family businesses to make these transfers even easier. read more

Annan urges greater global efforts to raise awareness about HIVAIDS

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“When you look at the statistics in other parts of the world, it’s absolutely staggering – 40 million infected, 14,000 a day becoming infected, 14-million orphans, and it goes on,” the Secretary-General said in an interview on the NBC “Today” show broadcast this morning in the United States.”The simple answer is we are not doing enough,” he added. “You need awareness, you need people to be educated.” He also called for scientific research on a vaccine as well as widespread access to condomsResponding to a question about the challenges in reaching out to people, the Secretary-General said there was some progress, adding, “I don’t go anywhere, any part of the world, where I don’t raise this with the Head of State, and encourage them to come out and talk about it.”Mr. Annan appeared on the programme with his wife, Nane, who echoed the importance of increasing the understanding about HIV/AIDS. “It’s a crisis we all have to deal with as a common humanity,” she said, noting that she visits AIDS projects whenever she travels with the Secretary-General. “And the first thing is, you have to acknowledge it,” she said. “Because if you don’t, silence means death, and that is why it’s important in every society.”As for her efforts to speak to women about the disease, Mrs. Annan noted that two-thirds of those infected around the world are female. “I [tell them], ‘You have to put the emphasis on your education, to become strong and confident so you can stand up for yourselves,'” she said.”I think we are making progress, although we are a couple of years away,” Mr. Annan said about global action against AIDS. “We live in an inter-dependent world. There are no borders anymore. There’s constant movement of people. And when it comes to health, diseases, the environment, terrorism, we’re all in the same boat.” read more

New York hospital reaches 22M settlement over TV filming

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by The Associated Press Posted Apr 21, 2016 11:18 am MDT Last Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New York hospital reaches $2.2M settlement over TV filming ALBANY, N.Y. – Federal authorities have reached a $2.2 million settlement with a New York City hospital over filming by a television documentary crew that disclosed two patients’ health information without their authorization.The Department of Health and Human Services says New York-Presbyterian Hospital let the ABC crew for “NY Med” film one patient who was dying and another in significant distress.Under the settlement agreement, the department’s Office of Civil Rights will monitor the hospital for two years.Office Director Jocelyn Samuels says the case sends the message that they won’t allow medical facilities to compromise patient privacy by allowing TV crews to film patients without authorization.The hospital says its goal was to educate the public about important health issues and the filming didn’t violate the federal patient privacy rule. read more

Honouring fallen colleagues top UN officials pledge continued support to Afghanistan

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UNAMA memorial for fallen colleagues in Kabul. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA United Nations today flew its flags at half-mast in honour of four staff members killed in Friday’s terrorist attack in Kabul, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior officials pledging to continue working in active support of Afghans. “As the United Nations mourns this terrorist attack and its victims, we remain committed to work for the peace, stability and development of Afghanistan,” Mr. Ban said in a message delivered by his special representative Jan Kubiš. “We fully support the transition of Afghanistan toward a better future in peace, development and security.”Vadim Nazarov of Russia, Basra Hassan of the United States, Nasreen Khan of Pakistan and Wabel Abdallah of Lebanon were among the more than 20 people killed in an attack on a popular Lebanese restaurant, La Taverna du Liban.The entrance to the restaurant has since been covered in daffodils and roses, according to media reports, and placards reading “We Stand Against Terrorism” and “Peace is What We Want” by local residents.The Taliban have taken responsibility for the attack, which has been condemned by Mr. Ban and a host of UN officials, as well as the 15-member UN Security Council. The UN has also reiterated that the deliberate targeting of civilians is a gross violation of international humanitarian law, and urged a stop to the violence throughout the country.On Sunday, hundreds of national Afghan and international representatives took part in the memorial service at the main UN compound in Kabul. Staff sign condolence books at UNAMA memorial in Kabul. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA UN Flag flies half-mast at Headquarters for the four UN personnel killed in Afghanistan. UN/Yih Peng Chia UNAMA memorial for fallen colleagues in Kabul. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA Staff at UNAMA memorial for fallen colleagues in Kabul. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA ‹ › “Vadim, Nasreen, Basra and Wabel represented the highest ideals of our Organization,” said Mr. Kubiš, the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).“Today, the United Nations family stands with you in grief and solidarity. Our thoughts and full support are with you, and with the families,” he added.Mr. Nazarov, who had worked with UNAMA since 2005, was “much-valued by the UN because of the depth of his knowledge and understanding of Afghanistan,” said the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative on the political side, Nicholas Haysom.“In my country, when a colleague, a comrade, passes on, we bid him farewell, a gentle journey, by assuring him or her that we will pick up his spear – by which we mean, in this setting, that we will continue to work for the vision and for the ideals for which he had worked and, in this case, died for,” Mr. Haysom said. “It is with this assurance that I and my colleagues bid Vadim Nazarov, good friend, farewell.”In a statement on Saturday, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said the two staff it lost in the attack – Ms. Hassan, a nutrition specialist, and Dr. Khan, a specialist in reproductive health – were an integral part of the UN agency’s team in Afghanistan and the larger community of international staff “who are dedicated to improving the lives of others and building a better, safer world for all.” “The loss of our colleagues is therefore not only a personal one; it is a loss to that indispensable cause,” the UN agency noted. “The depth of our shock and sorrow at receiving this news — and the magnitude of our outrage over this senseless violence — is difficult to measure.”In a separate statement issued in the aftermath of the attack, International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, said, “This is tragic news, and we at the Fund are all devastated. Our hearts go out to Wabel’s family and friends, as well as the other victims of this attack.”Speaking at the memorial service, Mark Bowden, the other UNAMA deputy special representatives, this one on the humanitarian side, called Mr. Abdullah “one of Afghanistan’s unsung heroes” who “helped untangle the Kabul Bank mess and made the constructive suggestions that were needed to restore confidence in the monetary economy.” read more

Island States at UN call for genuine and durable partnership to meet

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“If our collective will to implement the 2030 Agenda is sincere, then it is essential to greatly enhance the means and mechanisms of implementation on a much greater scale than those recommended in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda,” said, Caleb Otto, Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations, referring to another recently adopted plank making up the UN post-2015 framework, this one dealing with development financing. “Such scaling up is the only way to achieve the promise of a more inclusive and sustainable world that is without hunger and where poverty is eradicated, he added. “He also noted that the recent adoption of the 17 SDGs reflects a very clear recognition, that the results of the MDGs would have been more impressive had they addressed the underlying causes of poverty and environmental degradation, and had Goal 8 – Partnerships – been better realized. “I am hopeful that in 2015, we will all embrace the last, and perhaps most important, of the new Sustainable Development Goals, that is, our commitments to one another to ‘revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development’,” he added. “Mr. Otto also added that world leaders must recognize the need to develop these partnerships, and through such initiative, dedicate themselves to a much expanded and more accessible financing, technology and human resource capacity. Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Dunya Maumoon, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Cia Pak“Dunya Maumoon, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Maldives, also reiterated the need to encourage holistic and stronger partnerships within the Member States to meet all the objectives of the Global Goals. “We are ready to be part of the solution. In Samoa last year, the small island developing States (SIDS) asked for building partnerships as the way forward. Alone, we might be weak: but united, we can move mountains,” she declared. “She also stressed on the need for a system-wide reform at the UN, including its approaches to finding resolutions in order to make the Organization more resilient and efficaciously face emerging challenges of our time. “Last week, we adopted a new Agenda for Sustainable Development. It recognizes at its core that development must be holistic; that poverty is a multi-dimensional problem; that what matters is the human being, whose rights must be protected, and promoted,” she asserted. Yet here in the United Nations, “we remain trapped in silos: hiding away, behind the excuse of mandates. Why is it that the Security Council must only discuss guns and bombs? Why can’t the Economic and Social Council discuss war and peace? Why can’t development, why can’t war, have a human rights dimension? Why must issues be confined to one specific body?” Ms. Maumoon asked. “Turning to climate change, she also remarked that this has turned now to a security threat in Maldives. “It damages our economy, deprives us of our rights, of our land, and our way of life. It is a threat to the very existence of our nation,” she said. “Together with other small island developing States, we have taken urgent action to keep the rise of global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius. We are reducing our emissions,” she stressed. read more

Beaumont Hospital extends visiting ban over weekend

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first_imgBEAUMONT HOSPITAL HAS extended its visiting ban over this weekend.The general public are not allowed to visit patients in Beaumont and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny in the continuing effort to prevent the spread of the winter vomiting bug, Norovirus.The hospital urged members of the public who are symptomatic of Norovirus to seek medical advice from their local GP before presenting to its Emergency Department.Visitor exemptions may be granted at ward level in exceptional circumstances only.The hospital has cautioned against the risks of Norovirus to patients generally, and those with serious underlying medical conditions in particular.Read: Beaumont Hospital asks all visitors to ‘stay away’>last_img

Finally Batman Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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first_img Few characters have translated their comic book success to movie screens like Batman. Countless actors have taken up the cape and cowl over the years, from Adam West to Michael Keaton to Christian Bale to Kevin Conroy, in films that have earned billions of dollars and even Academy Awards. Just look at how breathlessly we’ve all be reporting about Robert Pattinson being the next actor to inhabit the role.So even though he’s a fictional comic book character and not a real cinematic actor, we can’t argue with the recent decision to give Batman his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The politics of who gets a star on the Walk of Fame and how are a little sketchy, possibly involving payola. But regardless, Variety has the scoop on the next crop of winners, whittled down from a list of finalists by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Selection Committee. And Batman is on the list.Other notable winners include Julia Roberts, Spike Lee, Mahershala Ali, Chris Hemsworth, Andy Cohen, Wendy Williams, Christina Applegate, Terry Crews, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Billy Idol, Tanya Tucker, Billy Porter, and Dave Chappelle. Mark Hamill, an actor with plenty of Batman history as the most famous animated Joker voice, just got a star, too. Just in time for his return to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as a Force Ghost.So the next time you’re in Hollywood, look out for the Bat-Signal right beneath your feet. And if you want to celebrate Batman on the other side of the country, check out this recent New York City exhibit celebrating 80 years of Batman art. Stay on target Christian Bale Shares Cheeky Batsuit Advice for Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson Describes Trying on the Batsuit for First Time last_img read more

Common threads unite people at Amboy quilt show

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first_imgCathy Green of Washougal has multiple quilting projects going right now, but that’s not uncommon for a quilter.“You’ve gotta get out of the fabric that’s in front of your face and look at some other things every once in a while,” she said while examining the quilts on display at the Mountain Valley Grange hall in Amboy, hung as part of the North Clark County Historical Museum’s 12th annual quilt show.Dozens of quilts, from heirlooms to original compositions, with all manner of block patterns and fabric choices, were on display at the grange and museum over the weekend.Among the quilts on display was a loaned “crazy quilt” from the late 19th century to early 20th century. Crazy quilts are typically made with a complicated, seemingly haphazard patchwork of varying materials, and embellished with elaborate embroidery.Green said it was her first visit to the Amboy quilt show, and that seeing others’ work is a way to find inspiration or work through a problem.“It’s a new way to look at something that I’m working on or thinking about working on,” she said.It’s also nice to see that not everyone is perfect, Green said, and that there’s always room to keep trying and improve.last_img read more

Fairbanks Man Arrested Twice In One Day For Vehicle Theft

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first_imgMultiple units responded and the driver, identified as Green, almost struck an AST vehicle while driving away. A pursuit ensued and spikes were deployed to affect the stop. Green was arrested without incident. The first incident took place at 3:25pm, a Trooper observed a brand-new GMC Sierra, still covered in shipping wrap, driving down Van Horn Road. Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Green, who had been arrested by Troopers earlier in the evening, was still wearing his FCC yellow jumpsuit and had his court release paperwork in his pocket. The second incident occurred at 10:33pm, Fairbanks AST received a 911 call from Airport Equipment and Rental that a male was attempting to steal a Commercial 18 wheeler and trailer from their lot on Van Horn Rd. According to the Troopers, the vehicle was just stolen from Chevrolet Buick GMC of Fairbanks. The driver was identified as Jerry Green, age 44 of Fairbanks. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Fairbanks man was arrested twice on January 2 by the Alaska State Troopers for attempting to steal two separate vehicles. The vehicle was returned to Chevrolet Buick GMC of Fairbanks. Jerry was placed under arrest and transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he was remanded for Theft I, Vehicle Theft I, Impersonating a Peace Officer I, Criminal Trespass I, Criminal Trespass II, Violating Conditions of Release, and a failure to appear arrest warrant. His bail was set to no bail. Jerry was remanded for the second time that day to FCC for Theft I, Vehicle Theft I, Felony Elude and Evade I, VCOR, and Reckless Endangerment X 4.last_img read more

Narendra Modi could rule till 2024 maybe longer without strong rival Poll

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first_imgIn picture: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes the “V for victory” sign outside Parliament in New Delhi on Monday, December 18, after it became clear that the BJP was winning Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.TwitterPrime Minister Narendra Modi could rule over country’s 1.3 billion people until at least 2024 and possibly longer, according to a recent poll.With no term limits and no obvious challenger, analysts say Modi could push on toward 2029, Bloomberg reported on March 16.The opposition Congress Party is weak and lacks a charismatic leader, while regional rivals are vulnerable to Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party formidable election machine, the report said.”Certainly, it seems like they will come back into power in 2019 given their success in state elections and massive popularity—and in 2024, that’s also on the agenda,” Reshmi Khurana, a Singapore-base managing director at the consultancy Kroll told Bloomberg. “The absence of a strong opposition makes that highly possible.”Indians’ approval of Modi and their satisfaction with both the country’s direction and the state of its economy have grown in recent years and that’s likely to play in favour of 67-year old Modi in next year’s general elections.”Nearly nine-in-ten Indians hold a favorable opinion of Modi” compared with their view of him in 2015, a Pew Research Survey released last year noted.Even though elections are still about a year away, markets seem to have already priced in a second term for the Modi-led government.UBS Securities India says the optimism about the government’s economic agenda has helped investors brush off weak earnings. And the expensive equity valuations underpin the market’s hopes for Modi returning with a single-party majority, according to a note dated February 23.Before the national elections, crucial states including Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh will go to the polls.According to UBS, investors should track potential alliances among opposition parties and results as a key pointer for market sentiment.last_img read more

Moscow wants Dhaka to join its fight against intl terrorism

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first_imgAH Mahmood AliRussia wants Bangladesh join its fight against international terrorism as Russia favours a broad and effective anti-terrorist front to deal with the global problem.“We look forward to it gaining more and more supporters. Bangladesh, of course, is one such a country,” said foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.He said Bangladesh and Russia share a common view about the ‘lack of an alternative’ to harmonising the efforts of all countries in fighting international terrorism.“As you’re aware, at one time President Putin advanced a relevant initiative to form a broad anti-terrorist front. Since then, its relevance has only increased,” the Russian foreign minister said at a joint news conference in Moscow following talks with Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali on Thursday.In December 2015, Vladimir Putin called for a broad international front against terrorism and accused Turkey of trading oil with the Islamic State group.Speaking in his state-of-the-nation address televised live, Putin called for an end to what he called double standards that hampered uniting global efforts in fighting terrorism, according to an AP report.Russia termed Bangladesh their reliable partner in South Asia. In January, Bangladesh and Russia marked the 45th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.The two countries examined the current state of and prospects for cooperation and mutual interest in building political dialogue, and trade and economic ties are clearly there, according to Russian foreign ministry.As of the end of 2016, the two countries had a record-high trade turnover, just like the year before, which exceeded $1.4 billion.Notably, the bulk of Russian exports are engineering products. Bangladesh is also a major importer of Russian wheat.last_img read more

Light City Pitch Competition Showcase

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first_imgThe Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is hosting the inaugural Light City Baltimore, an international lightfestival featuring art, music and performances March 28-April 3.  The Light the Future Startup Pitch Competition, will feature ten local startups equally split between the health care and sustainability disciplines pitching to a live audience of attendees and a panel of judges composed of venture capitalists from Baltimore and around the country on March 31. The two winning companies will each receive a $5,000 grant from the Warnock Foundation. A full list of speakers and sessions can be found for each conference at Scholarships are available for those who want to be a part of this conference, but cannot afford a ticket. For more information on Light City Baltimore, visit or call 410-752-8632.last_img read more

Louisville Places 378 StudentAthletes on the ACC Honor Roll

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first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville placed 378 student-athletes on the annual Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll for the 2018-19 academic year, the league announced on Tuesday.The honor roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity level sport and recorded a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,769 student-athletes for their excellent work in the classroom.The Cardinals’ 378 honorees ranked as the sixth-highest total among any school in the league. Louisville had 364 student-athletes recognized a year ago.Below is the list of Louisville’s 2018-19 ACC Honor Roll selections:BaseballGlenn AlbaneseAndrew BenefieldNick BennettBen BiancoAlex BinelasTim Borden IIZach BrittonDrew CampbellHenry DavisReid DetmersAustin DickeyLucas DunnAdam ElliottTyler FitzgeraldBryan HoeingMichael KirianJustin LaveyTrey LeonardCarter LohmanCameron MastermanMichael McAveneBen MetzingerJ.D. MundtDanny OrienteJack PerkinsZeke PinkhamJared PolandPat RumoroGarrett SchmeltzJake SniderGavin SullivanDanny ZimmermanMen’s BasketballAkoy AgauWyatt BattaileChristen CunninghamSteven EnochJo GriffinV.J. KingRyan McMahonJordan NworaDarius PerryJacob ReddingMalik WilliamsWomen’s BasketballAlexis BarlowArica CarterAsia DurrLindsey DuvallDana EvansSam FuehringJazmine JonesJessica LaemmleMolly LockhartSeygan RobinsMykasa RobinsonKylee ShookCross CountryMichelle AppelChandler AustinBailey BeeryEmmanuel ChebosonBailey DavisLindsey FanzCaroline GosserBrittney HansenMatthew HarperRyan JohnstonAlbert KosgeiJustus KurgatKansas MacKayLauren RadenhausenCameron StephensDorcas WasikeAurilla WilsonAbigail WrightField Hockey Elizabeth AllgeierCarter AyarsHollyn BarrAlli BittingErica CooperMaria GomezAnnMarie HabelowMackenzie KarlAyeisha McFerranSam MinrathWhena MunnMercedes PastorCamryn PicheaBethany RussKatie SchneiderMeghan SchneiderTaylor StoneKatie WalshMadison WalshFootballJacob AblesC.J. AveryRobbie BellRyan ChalifouxMarlon CharacterBlanton CrequeHunter CroweSeth DawkinsJack FagotJared GoldwireTaveon GravesMitch HallAustin JohnsonJosh JohnsonMason KingDayna KinnairdBrendan LoweryMax MartinLuke MassadThomas NauertEvan O’HaraNate SchelerClayton SixDamien SmithTreSean SmithWyatt SmockMalik StaplesJordan ThomasDae WilliamsJakson WineMen’s GolfKeegan de LangeTrevor JohnsonDevin MorleyJohn MurphyHugh O’HareMatthias SchmidSimon ZachWomen’s GolfMargot BechadergueOlivia CasonLauren HartlageMairead MartinMeghan NayDelaney ShahLauren ThibodeauLinda TrockelWomen’s LacrosseAllie ArcidiaconoLexi ArensLexie BallMaddie BirchCaroline BlalockSarah BlalockTessa ChadShay ClevengerKelly CoughlanAlly HallKayla MarshallAlex McNicholasHannah MorrisCassie NewKirsten ParkerKristen PezzulloMason PlymirePaige RichbourgAbby RoskovichJen SchaafBrenna ShanahanSarah StrattonRowingHeidi AndersonClaire BahainKatie BeilerMallory BurnettGillian BurnsMegan BurnsTara CarrEmily CorsoAbigail DaviesOlivia DeNiroKimberly DilMadeline DoddMichaela DukesClaudia FigueiredoAbbi FittsMargaret GeraghtyVictoria GoldinGrace HerbertPerie HowardHaylee JudgeRiley KerberAnna KiserJordan KraskiMegan LeeViolette LegrandMadison LuetteCaroline LynchAinsley MattinglyMadison MeisterMisia PartygaCaitlyn PikeMorgan SenoglesAudrey SholitonSamantha StollMcKenzie SweeneySarah ThursonEliza WackBrynna WalchleEmmy WuenschMen’s SoccerElijah AmoJohn ArmbrusterLiam BennettConnor BrazilCody CochranLamine ConteChris DeMartinoCherif DieyeJake GelnovatchJack HickeyWilliam HowardLouka MassetWill MeyerTate SchmittCameron WheelerAdam WilsonWomen’s SoccerRavin AlexanderCassie AmshoffLana BatsonKennadi CarbinEmina EkicMorgan EverettSarah FeolaArianna FerraroBailey FlorekAnna HendersonSarah HernandezSanela HodzicAmari HopkinsMorgan JacksonTaylor KerwinKiana KleinEmily KneplerGabby KouzelosNadege L’EsperanceCallie McKinneyNiamh NelsonTaylor NuncioKiley PolkBrooklynn RiversDelaney SnyderGabrielle VincentAllison WhitfieldMaisie WhitsettHanna WiseSoftballBlaire BassRebecca ChungMadison CousineauCaitlin FergusonCelene FunkeCassady GreenwoodMegan HensleySidney MeltonMaddy NewmanPaige SchindlerRiley SchindlerDanielle WatsonErin WilburSwimming & DivingSantiago AguileraNicolas AlbieroMariia AstashkinaAbel AulbachClara BaggettAndrej BarnaGraham BarrettAvery BrauneckerSophie CattermoleMallory ComerfordTanner CummingsHayden CurleyMihalis DeliyiannisDiana DunnMichael EastmanCasey FanzMolly FearsDaniel FecteauKeegan FoulkeMorgan FriesenNastja GovejsekMichael HampelZach HartingAnika HollandRachel HowardMaggie JahnsLauren JamesAlina KendziorMate KovacsAlena KrausLibby LambertGracie LongCarley LoweSophie MiddendorfEmily MoserGrace OglesbyColton PaulsonBrianna PriceSean RileyDerek SanderAshlyn SchoofKatie SchorrChase SellersMichaela SlineyT.C. SmithNikolaos SofianidisDaniel SosSamuel SteeleTony StewartKelly TichenorSofie UnderdahlLainey VisscherKaylee WheelerKyle WorrellMen’s TennisClement FilhoFederico GomezGeorge HedleyBrandon LancasterDavid MizrahiFredrik MoeChristopher Morin-KougoucheffJuan ParedesFabien SalleAlex WesbrooksWomen’s TennisDina ChaikaNikolina JovicAleksandra MallyRaven NeelyMaya SmithSena SuswamDiana WongTrack & FieldAngel AmadiAlivia AshJo BondChristian BuckleyCarsen CassellDwayne Depp IIVictoria FarleyDaniel FiedlerDaniel FleaceMakenli ForrestPhilip FrankAlexis GibbonsHolly HankensonKelsey HeywardSydney HillHalee HudsonEmma IsonMarcus JegedeKameron JonesVeronika KarpenkoRohan KaushalMitchell KesslerJohn KolbGabriela LeonClay MossLuke NicholsGabby PinnowLilli PopovichBrooke RaglinTron TaltonSkyler VanMeterAddie WannerAliyah WelterMorgan ZachariasVolleyballJasmine BennettAmanda GreenAlexis HamiltonAiko JonesBrianna LesterAnaya MartinMelanie McHenryKelly O’NeilNatalie PalastroPiper RoeWilma RiveraMolly SauerEmily ScottMegan SloanMia StanderMarijke Van DykeAkela YuhlPrint Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

This Tiny Drone Uses Friction to Pull More Than Its Own

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first_imgMore Great WIRED StoriesSo much genetic testing, so few people to explain it to youWhen tech knows you better than you know yourselfThese magical sunglasses block all the screens around youAll you need to know about online conspiracy theoriesOur 25 favorite features from the past 25 yearsLooking for more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories Rhett AllainThe positive charge in the pvc pulls the negative charges in the paper closer to the pvc. This leaves the other end of the paper with the leftover positive charge (but the paper is still neutral). The result is an induced dipole—that’s just what we call it. Also, technically this induced dipole in the paper happens at the molecular level and not across the whole paper.Since the negative charges in the paper are closer to the positive charges in the pvc, there is an attractive force between them. There is also a repulsive force between the positive pvc and the positive charges in the paper. But since the positives in the paper are farther away than the negative charges, the repulsive force between the paper and pvc is less than the attractive forces between the positives and negatives.In the end, you can get a charged object attracting a neutral object because of this induced dipole. This is sort of what happens with Van der Waals forces except that it’s between two molecules and both molecules are neutral. You can get an induced dipole due to small (and very short-lived) changes in the arrangement of positive and negative charges in the other molecule. It’s a super tiny effect, but it is indeed there. Just ask a gecko.This is how a micro air vehicle can sit on a surface and pull things that are much heavier than its own weight. Impressive. [embedded content]Last week, Stanford researchers revealed that that they had built tiny drones that can open doors. I’m not sure I’m happy about this: How will we keep the robots out of our houses if they can just open the doors?But this is also pretty cool. These tiny drones (or micro air vehicles) are able to pull super heavy loads as compared to their own weight—up to a factor of 40. That might seem crazy. Well, I guess it’s crazy—crazy awesome.Let’s get to the physics. How much of your weight can you pull?Pulling with Normal FrictionSuppose you are trying to pull a large box with an attached rope while standing on flat ground. Why do you need a rope? You don’t—but it’s easier to draw a diagram that way.Here is the important part. If you pull on the rope with some force (I will call it T for tension), that rope pulls back on you with the same magnitude force. Forces are an interaction between two things: Pulling with a force of 10 Newtons to the left on a rope means the rope pulls on you with a force of 10 Newtons to the right. That’s just the nature of forces.That means that if I want to pull on a block with a rope, I will need another force pulling on me in the other direction that will prevent me from moving. That other force is the frictional force. I’ll be honest. Friction is super complicated. Just think about all the atoms in one material (your shoes) interacting with all the atoms in another material (the floor). That’s way too much for anyone to deal with. Fortunately, we have a pretty good approximation for the friction force. Here are the details of this friction model. The friction force is parallel to the two surfaces.The direction of the friction force is in a direction to prevent sliding.The magnitude of the friction force is proportional to the force pressing the two surfaces together (we call this the normal force and typically represent it with the symbol N).The friction force also depends on the two types of surfaces. The friction between wood and steel is different from the friction between wood and plastic. We express this as a coefficient of friction and use the symbol μ.Finally, there is a different coefficient of friction for materials that are at rest with respect to each other (static friction) and sliding with respect to each other (kinetic friction).Wow. I just summarized the friction model with bullet points. OK, that’s just a physics appetizer. If you need more friction, here is a post for you.We are ready to look at the forces on a person (or micro air robot) pulling a larger object. I’m representing both objects as blocks because it’s easier.Rhett AllainIn this diagram notice that the two blocks have different masses. With its greater mass, the blue block also has a greater downward gravitational pull since the gravitational force is the product of the mass and the gravitational field (g). Since the block doesn’t accelerate vertically (it stays on the table), the upward normal force must be equal to the gravitational force. That means that the blue block can also have a greater frictional force on it. The only way the red block can move the blue block is for the coefficient of friction between the blue block and the surface to be much smaller than for the red block. Oh, but this can indeed happen. Just consider the case of pushing a car. You can push a car even though it is WAY more massive than you are. You can do this because the car is on wheels, which effectively makes it very low friction.But this is the old way of pulling things.Micro Air Vehicle FrictionThe flying robots don’t use normal friction. Using plain friction would mean that with their super tiny mass, they couldn’t move very massive things. So instead these robots “cheat” with two different methods. The first way they do this is by using super tiny “claws” that grab onto the surfaces below them. Now it’s no longer simple rubbing friction—it’s more like holding onto a rope with tiny robot hands.The second method is much more interesting—these robots can use special materials to “grab” onto very smooth surfaces with special gecko-based gripper surfaces. Geckos can stick to smooth surfaces using very tiny hairs. These hairs allow the materials to get close enough for a Van der Waals interaction.But what the heck is the Van der Waals force? Let’s start with a simple demo you can do at home. Get something plastic-like and rub it on something. In my case, I’m using a pvc pipe and rubbing it with a plastic grocery bag (you can try rubbing it on cotton or wool too). This should make the pvc electrostatically charged. Now bring this charged pvc near some tiny torn up pieces of paper. Check it out.Rhett AllainIt’s like magic (except it’s science). It is just an awesome demo. But why? Why is the paper attracted to the charged plastic? The paper is neutral, but it has electric charges in it. These charges in the paper are pushed to make an induced dipole. How about a diagram? Assuming the pvc is positively charged, the charges in the paper would do something like this.last_img read more

360 Degree View of a Hologic 3D Mammography System

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first_img360 Photos | 360 View Photos | April 16, 2019 360 Degree View of a Hologic 3-D Mammography System FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Loading…A 360 view of a simulated breast compression for a mammography exam on a Hologic 3Dimensions Mammography System on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The breast tomosynthesis system allows 3-D great imaging for more accurate assessment of women with dense breast tissue. The system also can create traditional 2-D mammogram views from the tomosynthesis datasets. Read more on the 2018 update of the system in the article “FDA Approves New Imaging Features on Hologic 3Dimensions Mammography System.”last_img