Rebellion in Nagpur Cong.: 17 corporators pick their leader

first_imgNagpur: The factionalism in the Nagpur city unit of the Congress has come to the fore once again as 17 of the 29 corporators in Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) refusing to accept Sanjay Mahakalkar as their leader.After the NMC elections in which the Congress’s tally was reduced to 29 seats from 41 in 2012, the party decided to appoint Mr. Mahakalkar as the leader of the opposition (LoP). However, his appointment did not go down well with the majority of workers and corporators as they wanted to see Prafulla Gudadhe Patil as the LoP. Mr. Mahakalkar is considered close to district Congress chief Vikas Thakre, who had suffered a humiliating defeat in the NMC elections.Earlier this week, a group handed over a letter of support of 17 corporators to the Nagpur divisional commissioner and asked him to appoint Tananji Wanve as the LoP.The development came two days before when Mr. Mahakalkar was planning to send Mr. Thakre as the nominated member to the NMC.On Wednesday, the 17 corporators paraded in front of the divisional commissioner’s representative claiming a majority in the Congress unit.“Mr. Mahakalkar was appointed unfairly by those who did not even have the people’s support and had lost their elections whereas popular leader like Mr. Patil was sidelined despite defeating the BJP panel in the Chief Minister’s backyard. We raised this issue with the state Congress leadership and also with vice-president Rahul Gandhi during a recent meeting in New Delhi. We are not opposed to anyone, but every decision in the party should be taken after consulting everyone, which was not done at the time of the appointment of Mr. Mahakalkar as the LoP,” Mr. Wanve told The Hindu.“The State leadership had assured us that they would declare the group with the majority as the Congress unit. Now the majority is with us and we expect that the divisional commissioner give us a letter of recognition in a couple of days. We are keeping the State and the Central leadership in the loop about every single development,” he said.Mr. Thakre, however, claimed that the breakaway group is illegal. “They do not have the party’s support. The party had sent an observer who had appointed Mr. Mahakalkar as the LoP. This group is backed by Satish Chaturvedi (former cabinet minister). I have already told the State leadership about this group’s anti-party activities.”last_img read more

Lopetegui: Bale project ‘has only just begun’

first_imgJulen Lopetegui is confident Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are set to enjoy productive campaigns for Real Madrid in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.Bale has struggled for consistent playing time due to injury problems in recent years, but has led from the front during Madrid’s impressive pre-season, scoring in each of the team’s last three matches.And the 29-year-old Wales international is now under pressure to fill the void left by the departure of Ronaldo, who signed for Juventus in July.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I’m not going to talk about past seasons,” head coach Lopetegui told a news conference after Bale struck in the 3-1 win over AC Milan at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.”The Bale we have now is committed, content, wanting to have a great season. He is training very well, happy, and we are so happy with him. This has only just begun.”While Madrid won their third successive Champions League crown last term, they struggled badly in La Liga, Benzema netting just five goals in 32 league appearances.The 30-year-old’s work-rate and all-round contribution remains an important asset to Madrid, though, and Lopetegui is looking forward to getting the best out of the French forward, who opened the scoring against the Rossoneri.”With Benzema we are happy,” he said.”He trained very well, he is in great form, excited and enthusiastic. Surely he will help us in all facets, not only with his goals. He contributes a lot to the team and we are happy for what he does.”Real Madrid 3-1 MilanWATCH ALL GOALSTrofeo Santiago Bernabéu#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/GlYYCaCIQ7— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) August 11, 2018Dani Ceballos, Sergio Reguilon, Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde were among the promising newcomers introduced off the bench against Milan, leaving Lopetegui encouraged by the options at his disposal. “We are delighted with all the young players we have here,” he said.”They have played a very good preseason. The young players’ contribution gives energy and Real Madrid has needs youth and enthusiasm. “There is still pre-season to finish off with the squad and we will make decisions.”last_img read more

List of countries qualified for the 2018 World Cup

first_imgEUROPERussia (Qualified as hosts)FrancePortugalGermanySerbiaPolandEnglandSpainBelgiumIceland Reuters PhotoSOUTH AMERICABrazilUruguayArgentinaColombia AFRICANigeriaEgypt CENTRAL, NORTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEANMexicoCosta RicaPanama ASIAIranJapanSouth KoreaSaudi Arabia Reuters PhotoPLAYOFFS:EUROPESwitzerlandItalyDenmarkCroatiaSwedenNorthern IrelandGreeceIrelandlast_img

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ key specs leaked: 45W charging, Snapdragon 855+ and more

first_imgThe Galaxy Note 10 series is coming soon. Samsung will announce its next flagship smartphone on August 7 at its Galaxy Unpacked event in New York. Flipkart has also started teasing the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 in India. Right from the design to the specifications, we seem to know everything about the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. But for those of you who are still sceptical, popular tipster Evan Blass has finally tweeted some key specs about the devices.Blass in a tweet revealed that the Galaxy Note 10 will sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED display, while the Galaxy Note 10+ will bring a much larger 6.8-inch screen. He adds that the regular Galaxy Note 10 will come with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. We expect the Plus-sized model to come with up to 12GB of RAM as previously rumoured.Notably, we learn that the Galaxy Note 10 (and most likely Note 10+) will be powered by the new Snapdragon 855+ chipset despite contrary reports that the company will be using the regular SD855 chipset. The new Snapdragon 855+ brings a slight bump in GPU and CPU performance over the Snapdragon 855.The Galaxy Note 10 is said to house a 3,600mAh battery, which seems less for a Note device. To recall, last year’s Galaxy Note 9 offered a 4,000mAh capacity. However, the Galaxy Note 10+ will bring a bigger 4,300mAh battery, which sounds about right for a phone with a massive display. Blass’ tweet also seems to confirm that the Galaxy Note 10 phones will support 45W fast charging, which would be a first from a Samsung phone. This suggests extremely fast charging speeds similar to what brands like OnePlus and Huawei offer.advertisementAdditionally, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will also support 15W “charge share” and microSD card support. While the regular Note 10 is expected to get a triple camera setup, Blass says the Note 10+ will offer an extra depth sensing camera. Both the Galaxy Note 10 phones will, of course, support S Pen. Interestingly, the S Pen is said to support air gestures, although it is unclear how this feature will work. The S Pen is expected to come with Bluetooth support much like it did last year with the Galaxy Note 9.Blass is typically spot on when it comes to Samsung-based leaks, so there is a good possibility that the specs mentioned above are true. We expect more details to pour in as we get closer to the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 7.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Note 10 India launch teased on Flipkart, expected to come to India soon after global debutALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 official renders reveal design, may launch with Galaxy Note 10 on August 7last_img read more

Katie Taylor’s father seriously injured in Irish boxing club shooting

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest The father of Ireland’s Olympic boxing gold medallist Katie Taylor has sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries in a shooting near Dublin, police said.Pete Taylor, 57, was at Bray Boxing Club in Co Wicklow, about to start a session with up to 20 people shortly before 7am on Tuesday, when the attack happened.A 50-year-old man was killed and another man, aged 35, was injured, Irish police said, in an attack which came “out of the blue”.The club was where Taylor – Ireland’s Olympic, European and world champion – began her career. She went on to win gold at London 2012. The gym was established by Mr Taylor.A gunman wearing a balaclava or helmet and armed with what police believe was a handgun entered the gym. One man died at the scene, garda superintendent Pat Ward said, and two others were hospitalised.He said: “We are not giving out full details of the injuries received – what we can say is they are not life threatening.“They are very, very serious but they are not life threatening at the moment as we understand it.”The assailant may have been wearing a high visibility yellow jacket.Mr Ward said detectives were still working to establish a motive, saying gardai were not sure whether the attack was targeted or indiscriminate. They were not aware of any pre-existing threats to any gym member. Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Read more Boxing Europe Topics newscenter_img Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Ireland Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Mr Ward said the dead man was attending a regular fitness session. “This man was just using the gym like anyone else before he was unfortunately killed,” he said.He added: “It was a normal session on a normal day and it was being undertaken by people who normally undertake that session in the early hours of the morning. This came totally out of the blue – it was a normal day for all of those people in the gym.”He said it was unclear whether the gunman had an accomplice. “We know one person entered the gym and came out and made their getaway in a silver VW Caddy with a Northern Ireland registered number.“We don’t know if there was anyone else in that van with him. That’s something that we are trying to find out.”Police believe the getaway vehicle drove towards Bray town centre and there have been several unconfirmed sightings.The chairman of Bray Municipal Council, Chris Fox, confirmed that Mr Taylor was one of those shot. Fellow councillor Michael O’Connor added: “Pete Taylor was shot.”The body of the man killed was removed from the boxing club at around 2pm and taken from the scene in a blacked out vehicle.A technical examination of the area is being carried out by specialist officers. It is located at the harbour in Bray town. There was a heavy gardai presence at the scene on Tuesday as officers investigated the shooting.Local Sinn Fein TD John Brady tweeted: “Absolutely shocking news coming from Bray Boxing club this morning. Another dark day for Bray.”Ireland’s health minister, Simon Harris, who represents the constituency of Wicklow, tweeted: “Shocking news in Bray this morning. I have no doubt that the Gardai are doing all they can to apprehend those responsible.” Share via Emaillast_img read more

21 days agoBarcelona in contact with River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo

first_imgBarcelona in contact with River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardoby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo is a shock target for Barcelona.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is under pressure at the Nou Camp after a stuttering start to the season.TNT says Barca are searching out alternatives, with Gallardo high on the agenda.Indeed, the Argentine has already spoken with Barca management, but he replied that he could not make a decision yet as he’s focused on River’s Copa Libertadores campaign.Gallardo made his name in France with successful spells at PSG and Monaco. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Hara Bhara Kebab

first_imgIngredients Boiled Spinach Paste 600 gm Oil 30 gm Ghee Desi 20 gm Dal Chana 100 gm Aniseed Cooking 5 gm Cumin Seed 5 gm Javitri Whole 5 gm Salt 5 gm Elaichi Powder 5 gm Kasoori Methi 5 gm Lemon Juice 5 ml Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSAGinger (chopped) 5 gm For Stuffing Green Chilli (chopped) 2 no Khoya 20 gm Coconut Powder 20 gm Chop Coriander 10 gm Bhuna Jeera Powder Base 2 gm Garnish Indian Plate Lettuce Head 1 no Lemon Wedges 1 no Carrot Juilienne 20 gm Garam Masala 2 gm Also Read – DATES AND MILK CRUMBLEBeetroot Juilieene 20 gm Chat Masala 5 gmPreparation Cook the chana dal along with spices and make a paste of it; mix it well with spinach paste. Make small six equal balls, flatten it with palm and stuff it with above stuffing mixture. Shallow fry it with ghee and sprinkle some chat masala on it. Serve hot with tomato and mint chutney. Garnish with julienne of onion, carrot, beetroot, green chilli slit, chopped coriander and lemon juice. (Courtesy: Chef Ajay Mathur, Jaypee Palace, Agra)last_img read more

CBI confirms probe in Bofors case will continue

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI probe into the Bofors case pertaining to the alleged Rs 64 crore kickbacks in the purchase of the Swedish artillery guns will continue, officials said Thursday.”In view of certain revelations made by one Michael Hershman, CBI sought the permission of the trial court to conduct further investigation in the Bofors case,” CBI spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said. He said on May 8, 2019, the court had observed that when independent right and power is available with the CBI to further investigate the matter on their own, if in their wisdom it is necessary to do so then, why still such application is being filed in the court. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”After obtaining legal opinion, CBI filed an application on May 16, 2019 in the court of CMM, Rouse Avenue Courts, New Delhi, stating that for conducting further investigation under section 173(8) of CrPC, permission of the court is not mandatorily required by CBI and an intimation to the court in this regard will suffice,” he said. He said the probe in the Bofors case will continue. The agency’s response came after it withdrew from a Delhi court its application to seek permission to further probe the politically sensitive Rs 64-crore Bofors payoff case. See P6last_img read more

Goodyears 3Q profit falls 3 per cent but earnings beat expectations shares

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear Tire’s third-quarter net income fell 3 per cent as tire sales fell around the world, but its adjusted earnings easily beat Wall Street expectations.Shares of the tire maker rose more than 5 per cent Wednesday afternoon.Goodyear reported net income of $161 million, or 58 cents per share, in the quarter ending Sept. 30, compared with $166 million, or 62 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.Adjusted to remove certain one-time items, the company earned 87 cents per share. Analysts expected 70 cents, according to FactSet.Revenue fell 6.9 per cent to $4.7 billion from $5 billion, and missed Wall Street forecasts. Analysts expected revenue of $4.9 billion.The company said sales were hurt by unfavourable foreign currency exchanges.Sales in North America fell 6 per cent to $2.06 billion. They fell 8 per cent to $1.62 billion from $ 1.75 billion in Europe, Middle East and Africa and fell 14 per cent to $451 million in Latin America.Shares of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., based in Akron, Ohio, rose $1.14 to $22.99 in afternoon trading. They had been as high as $24.01 earlier in the day. by The Associated Press Posted Oct 29, 2014 6:54 am MDT Goodyear’s 3Q profit falls 3 per cent, but earnings beat expectations; shares rise read more

Alberta Energy Regulator orders Nexen to suspend operations on 95 pipelines

Alberta Energy Regulator orders Nexen to suspend operations on 95 pipelines CALGARY – Alberta’s energy regulator has ordered Nexen Energy to immediately cease operations of 95 pipelines in northeastern Alberta.It issued the order late Friday due to what it calls non-compliance surrounding pipeline maintenance and monitoring in its Long Lake oilsands project.Alberta Energy Regulator spokesman Bob Curran said every oil and gas company is required to monitor, inspect and maintain records for all of their pipelines.Nexen couldn’t demonstrate that those activities have occurred on those lines, which carry several products including crude oil, natural gas, salt water, fresh water and emulsion, Curran said.“What we need from them now is that assurance that those lines have been properly checked and that they are in compliance with the Pipeline Act.”Until then, the pipelines will stay shut, Curran added.On July 15, a pipeline at Nexen’s Long Lake project about 35 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray, Alta., was found to be leaking. Nexen shut it down soon after, but not before about five million litres of a mixture of bitumen, bitumen, produced water and sand spilled into muskeg.The company, which was taken over by China’s CNOOC Ltd. in 2013, said the affected area was about 16,000 square metres along the pipeline’s route.Curran said Nexen provided the AER with a letter on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the July leak.“When we’re investigating, we require certain information and access to certain records from the company so in this case they provided us a letter that indicated they did not have the documentation we are looking for or that the required activities did not occur,” Curran said.Jim Ellis, president and CEO of the AER said public safety and the environment are top priorities.“Given that this company has already had a pipeline failure at this site, the AER will not lift this suspension until Nexen can demonstrate that they can be operated safely and within all regulatory requirements,” Ellis said in a news release.“We will accept no less than concrete evidence.”A spokeswoman for Nexen said she could not immediately comment. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 28, 2015 8:16 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 9:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Somalia UN envoy strongly condemns suicide attack targeting Turkish staff building

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia strongly condemned a suicide attack against an office housing Turkish staff earlier today in Mogadishu which reportedly ended in deaths and injuries. “My deep sympathy and sincere condolences go to the Turkish government, the victims and those who have lost their loved ones,” said Nicholas Kay, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia. “Turkey has been working tirelessly and bravely to help the Somali people over the last few years,” he noted. The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which Mr. Kay heads, added that this is one of the several attacks that Al Shabaab has carried out during the holy month of Ramadan. “I condemn all acts of terrorism,” Mr. Kay stressed. He added that UNSOM and international partners “stand firm in our efforts to help the Somali people to enjoy the peace and development they so desperately want and need.” UNSOM, which began operations last month, is tasked by the Council with supporting the Horn of Africa nation as it seeks to build on hard-won gains achieved last year and emerge from over two decades of strife. read more

A journey in astronomy

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When Galileo Galilei invented the telescope to view the heavens, it is unlikely that even his genius could have conceived of the many parts of the light spectrum that astronomy would venture into by the 21st century.“My first job in Australia was to package toilet paper. I always say that I got a bottom-level introduction.”The telescope is no longer a tube of lenses that concentrates the visible light emitted from distant stars and planets; there are now telescopes that are uniquely sensitive to emissions in x- and gamma rays, as well as infra-red, ultra-violet and radio waves, and each presents a different facet of the worlds that inhabit the universe.The radio telescope at Parkes in New South Wales made world news when it relayed to the world the first live images of man’s landing on the moon in 1969. More recently, in May 2014, an astronomical team at Parkes detected a Fast Radio Burst from a very distant portion of the universe, 11 billion light years away – so fast was this burst of massive energy that it registered as a blip lasting milliseconds. While such an event had occurred before, it had only been noticed after the fact from the data that had been recorded on computer. The Parkes FRB was the first time that such an event has been detected by astronomers in real time. The problem has been to locate the source to be better prepared to observe the next such emission and many other phenomena out there.The man who is helping keep Australia’s telescopes in focus for such rare cosmic events is Greek-born Dr Tassos Tzioumis. He is the leader for all the programs for radio telescope technology at CSIRO under the Australia Telescope National Facility.“One of my interests at the moment is as an engineer, not as an astronomer. The engineering group [which Tzioumis heads as project manager] is tasked to build high-tech radio receivers for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) – a new radio telescope complex that is being built at the Murchinson Radio Astronomy Observatory in Western Australia,” says Tzioumis. “There are 36 antennas, each fitted with a ‘feed’ of 188 elements, and they will enable the new telescope to look at 36 directions at the same time. We can synthesise the beams and look at several places at once. With such equipment, the new radio telescope will be able to survey the whole southern sky in months rather than years.”Murchinson Shire is an ideal location for such a telescope; the size of the Netherlands, the shire has only 102 inhabitants. That means that the super-sensitive radio telescope will not have to contend with interference from mobile telephones, television and radio signals and other man-made noise. The universe will be observed in its purest possible form. But precautions are necessary, and Tzioumis’ engineers have some serious designs for the building that houses the telescope’s equipment. “We try up to a point to protect data. So we have a fairly large building where we put all the equipment that can generate interference into shielded rooms. These rooms are surrounded by a double cage. There are no wires and fibre optics connect the signals from the antennas to high-tech electronic equipment in the shielded room. After processing, the digital data is sent via fibre to a supercomputer facility in Perth, more than 700 kilometres away.“Optical instruments you protect from the light of cities by building them on top of mountains. For radio telescopes the ‘lights’ are your radio and TV transmitters, your mobile phones and wi-fi, so you have to put them out of the way of such interference. Radio astronomy has a set of allocated frequencies that have to be protected,” says Tzioumis.Tzioumis is a key figure in helping to formulate national and international legislation affecting his branch of research. In this role, he travels to Geneva up to three times a year. Every four years there is a full session where the international treaty is revised to take into account new technologies that affect radio frequencies. In November he will be in Geneva as a delegate for the Australian government, preparing and presenting a brief signed by Minister of Communications Malcolm Turnbull. “When I made my first contribution to the brief for the minister, I freaked out. I thought: ‘I’m the guy who used to look after sheep and here I am writing a policy document for the government of Australia. It is unbelievable and it cannot be happening to me.’ This world is crazy, and if you have the drive at the right time and the right place, you can do anything,” says Tzioumis.The fact is Tzioumis is the eldest son of a peasant family in Kerastari, Arcadia, in the Peloponnese. “My childhood was bucolic. I went to school in the morning and minded the sheep in the afternoon. We made our own bread and cheese. My mother made blankets and jumpers which I still have. It was very primitive,” he recalls.At the village school where he shone at maths, the young Tzioumis first learned to concentrate. “When I’m working, a bomb can go off next to me and I will not notice,” he says.“High school changed me. I moved to Tripolis when I was 12 and lived in a room with another older child from the village. Each week, I went back to the village and would return with a loaf of bread from mother, a bag of potatoes and some meat.“I was good at maths and science and the teachers spoiled me. I was a bit of a nerd, but I was respected and needed by my fellow students who turned to me to help them with their homework.”At 15 years of age the high-achieving student knew his future was down to him. “My parents loved me but they did not have the financial resources to help me. By Year 11 or 12 there was already talk of me going to Australia with my aunt Panayota.”“My father was very open-minded and he spoke words to me that I will never forget: ‘Australia is on the other side of the world. We have no idea what it is like. You are young, just go and have a look and see what it is like. If you can work, you can save to get the ticket to come back. If you can’t, I will borrow the money to get you back. But just go and see the world.’“This is the best advice my father ever gave me. I still subscribe to it. If there is an opportunity for change, for something different, I feel almost compelled to have a go. If it is a challenge, have a go.”After arriving in Sydney in 1970, Tzioumis spent two years working in factories while studying in the evenings.“My first job in Australia was to package toilet paper. I always say that I got a bottom-level introduction,” he quips.He put himself through night school to learn English and catch up with what was being taught in Australian schools. The maths and physics were easy, but learning the language was a tougher task, and in the ensuing years he purposefully did not speak Greek to focus on English. He enrolled in the science faculty of the University of Sydney and found the first term gruelling.“Even if I could do the maths, I did not know the words, especially the connectives like ‘hence’ and ‘therefore’. After a while I picked up and got a couple of distinctions.”He went on to complete three degrees and majored in physics before gaining honours in electrical engineering. “The professor of physics at the time came to speak to the class and offered valuable advice. He said: ‘Don’t worry about getting a job at this stage. Worry about being the best at what you can do. If you are the best at what you do, the job will follow you.’”And sure enough the job did follow him. The University of Sydney’s engineering department had built a radio telescope (Fleurs) at Badgery’s Creek near Sydney and Tzioumis built instruments for the project. A professor offered him a role as a laboratory assistant and radio astronomy became the subject of his PhD thesis.“I had to design special equipment for the telescope and make it work, take the observation, analyse it and write the science.“These days you build multi-billion instruments with a huge team of people, and other people do the astronomy. In those days you did it yourself, which gives you a lot of experience.”Today Tzioumis desribes himself as a jack of all trades. “I can do everything but not to the level that a specialist can. Now I run a department of 40 engineers, most of them can do the detailed things a lot better than I can, but I have the overall picture …”Tzioumis remains grateful for the opportunities that Australia has offered him and his family. He’s maintained his links to Greece and is a member of the Greek Astronomical Society. He’s also held conferences in his home village that have attracted some of the best minds in his profession. “We’ve been trying to get radio telescopes for Greece, but the financial crisis there means the country cannot afford such equipment. Traditionally Greece is strong in theoretical astronomy,” he says.“These days a lot of astronomy is done with computers, but some of it is still done with ideas. They don’t have expensive instruments in Greece, but they do astronomy through mathematics. There are some strong departments in theoretical astrophysics. However, there are more Greek astronomers working outside Greece than there are within the country.”As for the future, Tzioumis plans to keep ‘having a go’. “I’m old enough to retire if I wanted to. But I am having fun doing what I am doing. I’m building instruments for the telescopes, doing a little bit of astronomy. It is not a job but a vocation. Astronomy is a bit of a passion, you are always thinking about it. You are living it.”last_img read more

Arson damages buildings west of Yacolt

first_imgDeputies arrested a woman Wednesday afternoon for allegedly setting fire to a shop and house west of Yacolt.Firefighters were called to the 15900 block of Northeast Gabriel Road at around 4:50 p.m. for a fire in a shop.Clark County Fire District 10 Chief Sam Arola said there was a metal shop burning next to a house.Firefighters arrived to see smoke coming from the shop eaves, he said. They went inside and were able to quickly douse the flames.As firefighters were working, Angie M. Ingram, 46, came out of the house and asked a deputy on scene whether firefighters were going to put out a fire in the house as well, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.The deputy then noticed smoke and flames through one of the house windows, then firefighters went to put out that fire as well.The sheriff’s office said Ingram admitted to setting both the house and shop on fire, although she gave no reason as to why.The sheriff’s office said she was arrested on suspicion of two counts of arson.No injuries were reported, and the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office was still investigating Wednesday night.last_img read more

Riding NASAs moon landing simulator with chief Jim Bridenstine

first_img NASA Space Tags We landed on the moon with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine 0 Bridenstine, an ex-Navy pilot who flew E-2 Hawkeye aircraft and F/A-18 Hornets, walked us through the landing procedures in NASA’s state-of-the-art Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) housed at NASA Ames.You can see his expert piloting skills and hear the administrator’s take on NASA’s return to the moon in our interview below:The VMS is the world’s largest motion flight simulator and resides in a 10-story tower on the NASA Ames campus. It’s powered by a massive hydraulic system that can simulate the movement of a real moon lander as it hits its target on the specified landing area on the moon. The simulator’s cab has 6 degrees-freedom of motion in any direction, and as much as 60 feet of room vertically and 40 feet horizontally for simulating landings where the moon lander might be off course by some distance.VMS Lunar Lander ConfigurationThe exterior of the Lunar Lander “Explore Moon to Mars” cab Dominic Hart Our interview with Bridenstine was conducted in the VMS, with the NASA administrator playing captain to our simulated moon landing.  Boarding the simulator was very intimidating. First, we were outfitted with safety harnesses and then walked down a long, retractable walkway where we boarded the VMS. I could imagine what might be going through the astronauts’ minds as they boarded their spacecraft. We were then strapped into the VMS by the NASA Ames staff in standing position at the control console. There was no seat so we were buckled into a padded vertical slab. As the simulation began, the motion was jolting, like a ride at Disneyland as the mission control computer moved us into position.Everything went dark — much like it would in space — and we could communicate through pilot headsets inside the cabin. There was no way of telling how high up we were at the start of the simulation because all we could see out the windows was a computer graphics simulation of the moon’s surface. As we came down we could feel the simulator jolting as the “boosters” corrected our position over the landing zone on our computer-generated moon. When Bridenstine finally eased us to the surface and we “touched down” on the moon we felt a thud and then the simulator became eerily still. It was a thrilling experience — one that mimicked what the astronauts in future missions will feel when they take their landers to the surface of the moon. Bridenstine proved to be an ace pilot, making two successful landings on the virtual moon and explaining his long-term vision for NASA’s Artemis missions at the same time. He explained how NASA chose the name Artemis — which derives from the Greek goddess of the moon — and shared his thoughts on the importance of putting not only the first man but also the first woman on the moon. Jim-BridenstineAdministrator Jim Bridenstine pilots the Vertical Motion Simulator at NASA Ames Research Center in California. Stephen Beacham Share your voice 7:56 Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Sci-Tech Tech Industry Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) Lunar Lander configuration with Bonnie Andro-Avila, left standing seat and Sumedha Garud in right standing seat “flying” the Lunar Lander simulation Dominic Hart As the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo moon landing approaches, NASA is readying itself to return to the lunar surface.The agency’s best and brightest are hard at work to deliver on NASA’s ambitious plans of getting back to the moon — and establishing a permanent presence there — by 2024.  The new moon missions, named Artemis, will combine rockets, landers, rovers, and a new space station, the Lunar Gateway, in orbit around the moon to deliver robots, and eventually humans, back to the surface for the first time since 1972. In May, we were invited to the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California to participate in and film moon landing simulations with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday March 22 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowWhite House budget proposal cuts legal services for low-income AlaskansAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFor the past 50 years, Alaska Legal Services Corporation has offered free legal help to low-income Alaskans. Cases have ranged from private matters, like guardianship designations and protective orders, to statewide issues such as building high schools in rural Alaska. President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint eliminates federal funding for legal services programs nationwide, which would have a direct impact on Alaskans.Wildlife managers urge conservative hunting of emperor geeseAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelAfter 30 years of waiting and conserving, residents of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta will be able to hunt emperor geese again next month. Wildlife managers and hunters are standing by for the federal government to release the official notice. Then residents will continue a tradition that’s skipped a generation.Thousands of state employees temporarily locked out of computersAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauA software update error locked thousands of state employees out of their work computers earlier today. Roughly 6,000 state workers were unable to log in to their computers this morning, affecting two in five Executive Branch workers.Hilcorp fined again by state for unauthorized use of nitrogen in wellsElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe state is fining oil and gas company Hilcorp an additional $160,000 for using nitrogen without permission while working on two wells in 2015 — the same practice that nearly killed three North Slope workers.Two outside companies look to find world-class shale oilElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAmidst a wave of new oil discoveries in Alaska, other companies are hoping to get lucky, too. And in pursuit of the next billion-barrel find, two companies from Texas and Australia are trying something a little different.Federal air quality officials visit FairbanksDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks North Star Borough residents have to find ways to burn less and cleaner to bring the community into compliance with federal air quality regulations. That’s the message from Environmental Protection Agency representatives in Fairbanks this week to talk about chronic wintertime fine particulate pollution in some area neighborhoods.Longtime leader Rosita Worl to leave Sealaska boardEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauOne of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down.Heating system fire caused last year’s Ice Alaska fireDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAn investigation has concluded that a fire that destroyed the main building at Ice Alaska late last year, originated in a heating system.Mat-Su Borough bans trapping on some public landCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA ban on trapping within some public lands in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is now official, after a yearlong push by concerned trail users.Arctic winter sees record low sea-ice coverTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksIt’s been a chilly winter here in the Interior and elsewhere around the state. But for the Arctic Ocean, it’s been one long warm spell. That’s led to another record-low year for formation of Arctic winter sea-ice cover.last_img read more

Republican Michael Cloud Sworn In As Texas Newest US Congressman

first_img Share Abby Livingston / The Texas TribuneU.S. Rep.-elect Michael Cloud (right) participated in a mock swearing in with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Cloud’s family on July 10, 2018. Moments later, Cloud was officially sworn in on the House floor.With an oath on the U.S. House floor to uphold the U.S. Constitution — and friends and family watching from above — Republican Michael Cloud officially became the newest member of Texas’ U.S. congressional delegation Tuesday evening.The swearing-in ceremony took place just before Cloud cast his first vote as the representative for Texas’ 27th congressional district, which stretches along the Gulf Coast and up toward Austin.After being introduced by U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, Cloud took to the podium with his three children to address the chamber.“I pray that we have the courage and the strength to do what’s right and to serve the people of this nation well,” he said to his new colleagues.Cloud assumed the seat after winning a special election last month to finish out the term of Republican former congressman Blake Farenthold, who resigned in April after revelations that he used $84,000 in taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim.Cloud beat Democratic candidate Eric Holguin for the seat, 55 percent to 32 percent, surpassing the 50 percent threshold he needed to avoid a runoff. Seven other candidates also ran, though none received more than 5 percent of the vote.Cloud, who formerly chaired the Victoria County GOP, arrived in Washington on Sunday and quickly got to work assembling a staff and learning the ropes on Capitol Hill. Now that he has been sworn in, he can move into Farenthold’s former office, and he will find out his committee assignments this week. Cloud is also opening district offices in Victoria and Corpus Christi.Cloud will face another election — and Holguin, his Democratic opponent — in November, this time to determine who will win a full two-year term in Congress. Libertarian Daniel Tinus and independent James Duerr are also on the ballot.Congratulations to Michael Cloud being sworn in as a new member of Congress for the 27th District in Texas. ⁦@MichaelJCloud⁩ ⁦@TexasGOP⁩ #txlege https://t.co/G1oX2Fv1D6— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 9, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgSiemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Healthcare providers can plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting for better patient care – rather than transferring patients between departments, risking infection and dragging out procedure times.The Infinix 4-D CT maximizes the full potential of IR and CT systems to deliver real-time CT images during interventions instead of CT-like images. The system significantly improves workflow with its Sure Guidance technology (pending 510(k) clearance) that allows for automatic transition between modalities. It is capable of saving hours by allowing clinicians to perform CT and interventional procedures within the same room and verify treatment success immediately after procedures.Clinically, the system improves workflow of oncology and cardiac procedures. It provides interventionalists with CT images of liver tumors and produces more precise views of the heart and stent placements. Clinicians can also adjust the procedure with real-time studies instead of relying on CT images taken at an earlier time.Toshiba introduced the Infinix 4-D CT at RSNA 2014. Currently the system has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance with the Infinix Elite and Aquilion One Vision Edition configuration. It is pending 510(k) clearance for use with the Aquilion Prime CT system.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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After extensive flooding impacted crops last year

first_img After extensive flooding impacted crops last year, T&G Global is now back on track for its table grape export deal from northern Peru. The company’s first at-scale harvest of commercial Ivory and Sugraone table grapes has been five years in the making since the group purchased farmland in the Piura region in 2013. The fruit is currently being picked and packed for shipping to Europe, after the harvest began late last month with early green seedless varieties.Next week will see the start of the second harvest wave of Autumn Crisp and Crimson seedless grapes.T&G Global executive general manager international Sarah McCormack is very pleased with the “excellent” color and consistency of the grapes packed to date.“So far we’ve packed 20,000 boxes with a 96.2% pack out. Projections are that the total crop will be around 220,000 boxes which we’re really pleased with given this is just our second commercial harvest from Peru,” she says. T&G harvested its first commercial crop from Peru in 2016, but a coastal El Niño event led to flooding in the South American country last year. T&G will ship current volume to Europe instead of the US this season as domestic volumes of table grapes remain high in North America.“The USA still has around 50% of its domestic crop to sell and that volume is not predicted to clear until late December or early January,” says McCormack.”We are also receiving good pre-order demand for Peruvian crimson seedless and red globe table grape varieties in China as the China/USA tariff issues continue.”T&G’s general manager for South America, Felipe Rodriguez says he and his team expect to finish harvesting on Nov. 20.”In Piura, we have the ability to manipulate the harvest slightly and we plan to finish by late November before the temperatures get too hot in December,” he says. T&G now owns 340 hectares in total with 136 planted in Piura. You might also be interested incenter_img October 28 , 2018 last_img read more

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