Sprinter Hima Das secures first division in Assam class XII exam

first_imgSprinter Hima Das, secured first division in the Arts and Humanities stream of the exams conducted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council. She secured a total of 349 marks out of 500 with letter marks (80 or above) in Assamese language. The 19-year-old had appeared for the Class XII exam in February after a year’s gap, coming straight from her athletics training in Turkey. She gave her exam at the Dhing College in her hometown Dhing, about 120 km from Guwahati.She chose to shuttle between the exam centre and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostel in Guwahati, instead of staying at home, to train whenever she managed time off from studies.”We are happy with her academic performance. It is now time for her to give her best on the athletic track, which she was destined to pursue,” said her father, Ranjit Das.Hima’s academic feat followed a disappointment at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championship at Doha where she crashed out due to an injury.A total of 2,42,843 candidates had appeared for the Class XII exams this year – 1,86,187 in Arts, 37,455 in Science and 18,291 in Commerce stream. The results for the 2019 exams announced on Saturday showed a pass percentage of 75.14%, 87.59% and 86.59% in Arts, Commerce and Science streams respectively.last_img read more

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Pune activist blames Maharashtra government for recent floods

first_imgAn activist from Pune has blamed the Maharashtra government for the recent deluge in Kolhapur. He alleges that flood lines of the Panchganga river were “redefined” to provide benefits to the construction sector. Hundreds of villages in Kolhapur and neighbouring Sangli were flooded after heavy rains earlier this month. While 55 people died in flood and rain-related incidents, lakhs were evacuated in these western Maharashtra districts. Environmentalist Sarang Yadwadkar claimed to have accessed some documents of the Irrigation Department through an RTI. He said around 500-hectares land along the Panchganga river, which should have been in the flood-affected area (prohibited zone), was marked as residential zone in Kolhapur’s development plan (DP) by “redefining” the flood lines. There are two types of flood lines – blue for the flood level that occurs once in 25 years and red for the one that occurs once in 100 years, he said. “The Irrigation Department issued a circular in 1989 to mark the flood lines for all the rivers in Maharashtra, but it was ignored. Instead of the flood lines, flood levels (general level of a particular flood) were marked and these levels were later superimposed on the DP maps of Kolhapur,” he claimed. In one of the cases in 2015, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued directives to the Irrigation Department to mark both the flood lines over rivers across the State, the activist claimed. “The Irrigation Department started the survey work in 2017 and by 2018 it identified the flood lines (considering water flow at 2.14 lakh cusec for blue line and 3.22 lakh cusec for red line) for the Panchganga river and submitted it to the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay,” he said. He said the IIT-Bombay also verified the report and stated that the flood lines were correct. But, when the Kolhapur chapter of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) came to know about it, it found around 500 hectares land going below the blue line and by default becoming a ‘no development’ zone, Mr. Yadwadkar said. The CREDAI, Kolhapur, in October 2018 wrote a letter to the Chief Minister, stating that the work of demarcation of flood lines is done by a private agency, Mr. Yadwadkar said. “It also stated that the 1989 flood-level is marked on the DP and as the flood that year was the largest, it was pointless to mark new flood lines. It stated that new flood lines will create confusion and unrest among people,” he said. He said the CREDAI also stated in its letter that colonies and apartments were developed on most of the portion falling under the new flood lines. “The Chief Minister, in his remarks on the same letter, addressing the Irrigation Department’s Secretary, wrote ‘the flood line marked with DP should be maintained’,” Mr. Yadwadkar said. He claimed that the government then directed the Maharashtra Krishna Valley Development Corporation to follow the instructions given by CREDAI, Kolhapur, while demarcating new flood lines of the Panchganga river. “This remark clearly means that 500 hectares land should be left open for development. Unfortunately, during the recent floods, this was the same area that was submerged,” he said. Mr. Yadwadkar claimed that the Irrigation Department then prepared the flood lines report again, bringing down the river flow from 2.14 lakh cusec to 97,000 cusec for the blue line and from 3.22 lakh cusec to 1.18 lakh cusec for the red line. “Ironically, the IIT-Bombay, instead of raising questions, vetted the report and development continued in the area,” he said. Seeking to know why the flood lines were “redefined”, Mr. Yadwadkar blamed the Chief Minister, State Irrigation Department, Kolhapur civic body and encroachers for the floods in Kolhapur. He sought that responsibilities be fixed on those responsible for the deluge.last_img read more

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Mourinho: Mental pressure caused mistakes

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his players made mistakes in their 3-1 defeat to Manchester City due to the mental pressure of having to play two world class teams in one week.The Red Devils faced Juventus in Turin on Wednesday evening before travelling across Manchester to play the Premier League champions, but Mourinho did not get the result he wanted at the Etihad.Goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan cancelled out Anthony Martial’s penalty, causing United to lose further ground on the top four.  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! Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Mourinho said: “I think it is not a bad performance at all. It was a performance with mistakes and we paid for it. All three goals are our mistakes. Against a team like City, if you make mistakes you will get punished.”We had two matches away [Juventus and then City], it is not the physical effort but the mental pressure. I think some of the boys felt it a little bit.”The first one is a bad one to concede and the second one is even worse. The third goal kills everything.”Everybody has to agree. It is one thing to go to Juventus and play against one of the best teams in the world for 90 minutes. Another thing to beat Shakhtar Donetsk at home 6-0 and be very relaxed. We arrive in different circumstances.”We cannot lose the ball the way we did. It is not about David de Gea, it is about the way we lost the ball.”United now sit eighth in the Premier League table, seven points behind Tottenham in fourth.City on the other hand reclaimed their spot at the top, overtaking Liverpool who had beaten Fulham 2-0 at Anfield earlier on Sunday. United will face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford after the international break while Pep Guardiola’s team will travel to West Ham. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Two Anchored Boxships in Minor Collision off Singapore

first_imgzoom The Panama-registered containership Hanjin New York came into contact with the Liberia-registered boxship MSC Claudia while both ships were anchored off Singapore on September 30, according to a Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) spokesperson.Namely, at about 6 pm local time, Hanjin New York dragged anchor and contacted the bow of the 1989-built MSC Claudia.Both vessels sustained minor indentations and were re-anchored safely after the incident, MPA spokesperson said.Ten 40-foot length empty containers fell from Hanjin New York onto MSC Claudia’s bow and one 40-foot empty container fell into the sea.The container that fell into the sea was retrieved and arrangements were underway to remove the 10 containers from MSC Claudia.At the time of the incident both containerships were anchored at Eastern Bunkering “A” waiting for their respective berths.MPA said that there were no reports of injuries or oil pollution following the incident, which is currently under investigation.last_img read more

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BJP trying to create hypernationalistic environment

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accused the BJP of trying to create a ‘hyper-nationalistic environment’ ahead of the Lok Sabha polls only to distract people from the issues of unemployment, agrarian crisis and what he called ‘massive failures’ of the Modi government.The comments by Gandhi come against the backdrop of indications that the BJP may use the Indian Air Force(IAF) strikes on terror group JeM’s largest training camp in Balakot in Pakistan on February 26 after the Pulwama attack as a central plank of its election campaign. A JeM suicide bomber attacked a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 killing 40 jawans. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayDescribing the upcoming elections as all about making a choice between India of Mahatma Gandhi and that of his assassin Nathuram Godse, Rahul Gandhi also alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi generates ‘hate’ and that his brand of politics was ‘hateful’ with consequent costs. In Gandhi’s view, a majority for the Congress-led UPA coalition is a certainty and that his party will do much better than expected. Congress’ tally of 44 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls was an all-time low for the party.last_img read more

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Canadas navy is developing an AI voice assistant for warships but dont

The Canadian Forces is experimenting with a voice assistant that could be used on the bridge of combat vessels, but don’t expect to hear “Hey Siri, fire the guns!” aboard a warship anytime soon.Under development in partnership with IBM and Lockheed Martin, the “Boatswain’s Mate” virtual bridge assistant is intended to function in essentially the same way as Apple Inc.’s Siri or Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa, taking voice commands and then carrying out tasks in response.Rear Admiral Casper Donovan, the director general of future ship capability for the Royal Canadian Navy, said the navy has been working on the idea for more than a year, but that they’re still at least another year away from conducting tests aboard a warship.Donovan framed the project as an attempt to use artificial intelligence technology to improve the efficiency of a ship’s sailors. Killer robots aren’t just science fiction anymore Canada risks losing its artificial intelligence edge as adoption lags and the tech goes mainstream Ethics needs to keep up with economics when it comes to AI, experts warn For example, if a navy vessel is expecting a helicopter to land on the ship, the captain would normally give the order to prepare for landing to a sailor who would then relay the instruction throughout the ship.The Boatswain’s Mate voice assistant is being designed to replace the sailor who would normally receive those verbal instructions, instead relaying the commands through the ship’s onboard computer system.“A lot of that today is done with a commanding officer asking a boatswain’s mate to do this, then that boatswain’s mate has to understand the approach, then pipe the command, then write it on a piece of paper and audit everything,” said Charbel Safadi, AI leader for IBM Canada.Safadi said running these commands through a computer system instead creates a data log that can be audited later, and it frees up a sailor who would otherwise be responsible for relaying instructions from the commanding officer.While the Boatswain’s Mate is being designed for the bridge of a warship, potentially for use in actual combat situations, the intent is more similar to a private business trying to reduce the need for workers through the use of new technology.But the project comes at a time when militaries around the world are figuring out how best to deploy AI technologies while navigating the thorny ethical issues that come with them.In particular, Donovan said the navy is being careful to steer clear of the dilemmas raised by the potential of linking AI with lethal weapons systems.“We haven’t explicitly told ourselves we have a red line, but there is clearly a red line, that we’re not pursuing any AI that is connected to employing weapon systems,” Donovan said.“Our systems, especially our weapons systems, are under a chain of command and that chain of command is on people, and people are employing those systems.”But depending on how broadly you define “artificial intelligence,” the technology is probably already finding its way into Canadian weapons systems, according to Warren Shiau, who focuses on artificial intelligence as research vice-president with IDC Canada.“Artificial intelligence” is a bit of a loose catch-all term for many different technologies that use machine learning software to improve technology.Voice assistants rely on AI to do speech recognition, but deep learning can also be embedded in anything from video games to human resources software to improve outcomes.Shiau said AI is also being embedded in lots of military systems, too.“Of course people are integrating into weapons systems, simply because it can help so much, on things like target identification, target acquisition or better calculation of flight paths and stuff like that for, say, cruise missiles,” he said.“It’s not the Canadian government directly supporting it. It’s more that it comes in a weapons system and we could be buying that system.”Shiau noted that like most big companies, militaries around the world are also looking at artificial intelligence tools to help them operate more efficiently and use fewer people to perform bureaucratic and administrative functions.“Armed forces, they’re facing a severe manpower shortage,” he said.“An armed forces can’t work without all the background logistics and administration. So if all your personnel need to be devoted to operational capability, who’s actually taking care of the shop?”• Email: jmcleod@nationalpost.com | Twitter: read more

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East Timor donors pledge 360 million to support threeyear development plan

The assurances of aid announced at the end of the two-day donor conference comes on top of the $81 million already available through the Trust Fund for East Timor and the UNTAET successor mission, the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET). East Timor will now have access to over $440 million in international support for its three-year budget framework, which donors applauded for its emphasis on development. Much of the conference concentrated on the government’s National Development Plan, which details a development strategy focusing on poverty reduction and growth in the social sectors, with high allocations to health and education. “Our National Development Plan sets an ambitious path for our development,” East Timor’s Chief Minister Mari Alkatiri said in a statement released today. “Our challenge will be to ensure that we have the persistence to implement it and the flexibility to make changes and improvements as conditions allow.” The World Bank noted in the statement that the composition of the financial plan is strongly pro-poor, with 48 per cent of the core budget allocated by 2005 to health and education. “This is one of the highest allocation to social sectors in the world, and is a concrete reflection of the government’s commitment to development in those areas,” said Klaus Rohland, World Bank Country Director for East Timor. While cautioning on the need to maintain strong discipline on police and defence expenditures, delegates to the conference emphasized the importance of accelerating the government’s commitment to cost-recovery in the power sector and legislation to foster private sector growth, investment and job-creation. Representatives of 27 countries, the European Commission and a wide range of multilateral groups attended the meeting, which was also co-chaired by the Second Transitional Government of East Timor and the World Bank. read more

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Soccer federation gains UN health agencys top award for tobaccofree World Cup

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) will present FIFA with its highest tobacco control prize – The Director-General’s Award – on 28 May during the 53rd FIFA Congress in Seoul. The honour is given to people and organizations that have shown exceptional courage and vision in tobacco control. Among past recipients are the King of Thailand, the current Foreign Minister of South Africa and the former Attorney General of the state of Minnesota in the United States. “Sports and tobacco do not mix,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland. “We have a common goal: that all sports are free from tobacco. FIFA’s decision to back our public cause is a significant step towards achieving this goal. The world’s biggest sporting event is now tobacco free.” “Since 1986, FIFA and indeed the other sponsor companies have rejected tobacco companies from the pool of official sponsors of the World Cup or any other FIFA competition,” said Keith Cooper, FIFA Director of Communications. “That’s why FIFA has been very ready to work with WHO to see how we can use the World Cup to reflect modern knowledge and modern awareness of the dangers of tobacco use.” The games kick off on 31 May, which has also been designated by WHO’s 191 Member States to mark World No Tobacco Day in an effort to raise worldwide awareness about tobacco control issues. As part of an agreement between WHO and FIFA, there will be no tobacco advertising or promotion at World Cup venues and tobacco and tobacco products will not be sold at the games in the Republic of Korea or Japan. Smoking will not be allowed in public areas, and specially designated smoking zones will be few and clearly demarcated, situated away from the general public to protect them from exposure to second-hand smoke. Frequent public announcements will inform and remind the public about the tobacco-free policy. In addition, public service announcements on World No Tobacco Day and Tobacco Free Sports will be broadcast during the opening match. These spots will also be contained in the basic video material sent out to international broadcasters and will be aired all over the world. read more

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Kyrgyzstan considers revoking Centerras gold mining licence

Kyrgyzstan considers revoking Centerra’s gold mining licence BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Legislators in Kyrgyzstan debated Friday whether to strip the operating licence of a Canadian-controlled company mining a major gold field in the Central Asian country after it was accused of damaging the environment.The open-pit gold mine, which accounts for 12 per cent of the impoverished country’s economy, has been the source of a series of toxic spills in past years, including a cyanide spill into a river.Deputies supporting the motion argued that Kumtor Operating Company, is badly managed. Stripping it of its license would be a huge blow to Canada-based miner Centerra Glod Inc. (TSX:CG), which wholly controls KOC, and could further dampen investor confidence in the former Soviet republic.It wasn’t immediately clear when the deputies would vote on the motion.Kyrgyzstan, a country of five million people on China’s mountainous western border, has come to prominence in recent years because it hosts a U.S. airbase used to support military operations in nearby Afghanistan.Criticism of KOC has been led by Sadyr Zhaparov, an opposition deputy who heads a parliamentary committee that has been preparing a report on the company over the last two months.Zhaparov said the operating deal with Kumtor, sealed in 2009, is “unfair, goes against Kyrgyzstan’s sovereignty and the interests of society, endangers national security and is causing irreparable environmental damage.”KOC called the parliamentary report “grossly inaccurate” and said its conclusions are “without factual basis.” It said the Kumtor project has been operating at full capacity without interruption since 1997 and has generated US$1.9 billion for Kyrgyzstan, including $620 million in taxes.Opponents of the current license want to see greater returns from the mine to the state.Centerra is 33 per cent owned by the Kyrgyz state gold company Kyrgyzaltyn. KOC estimates that Kyrgyzaltyn’s stake in Centerra is worth $1 billion.That arrangement was fashioned during the rule of previous president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who was ousted in a public uprising in 2010 and whose administration was widely perceived as being riddled with corruption. An earlier deal was reached under Bakiyev’s predecessor, Askar Akayev, who was overthrown in a revolution in 2005. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 22, 2012 5:32 am MDT read more

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Les sismologues prévoient pour la première fois une éruption sousmarine

first_imgLes sismologues prévoient pour la première fois une éruption sous-marineDes sismologues américains affirment avoir, pour la première fois au monde, réussi à prévoir avec succès, il y a maintenant cinq ans, l’éruption d’un volcan sous-marin dans l’océan Pacifique.Depuis plus de dix ans, le géologue Bill Chadwick et le géophysicien Scott Nooner surveillent un volcan sous-marin, l’Axial Seamount, situé à 400 kilomètres des côtes de l’Oregon, dans le nord-ouest des Etats-Unis. En 2006, ils avaient publié une étude dans laquelle ils annonçaient que le volcan entrerait en éruption avant 2014, une fois que celui-ci serait rempli de magma.À lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?Or, l’éruption a effectivement eu lieu avant la date prédite puisqu’elle s’est produite le 27 juillet dernier, rapporte TV5monde. Pour affirmer cela, les scientifiques s’étaient basés sur des mesures de pression sur le fond de l’océan qui indiquaient que le volcan enflait. Ce dernier a grossi de 15 centimètres par an, ce qui signifiait que le magma montait progressivement dans la cheminée et s’accumulait sous son sommet.Du magma déversé dans l’océanA son éruption de 1998, l’Axial Seamount a entraîné une chute de 3,2 mètres de sa caldera, la cuve qui contient le magma, conduisant à l’éjection d’une partie du magma dans l’océan. C’est à ce moment-là que les deux spécialistes ont prédit que le volcan serait de nouveau prêt à entrer en éruption, quand sa caldera serait à nouveau remplie de magma et qu’elle retrouverait ses niveaux de 1998.”L’éruption d’un volcan est particulièrement difficile à prévoir et les volcans sous-marins sont encore moins connus que ceux se trouvant à la surface du sol”, explique Bill Chadwick. “Avoir pu surveiller le volcan Axial Seamount et déterminer qu’il allait entrer en éruption dans peu de temps est assez emballant”, ajoute-t-il. “Il s’agit du seul volcan sous l’océan dont la déformation de la surface a été surveillée et mesurée durant un cycle complet d’éruption”, note Scott Nooner.Le 10 août 2011 à 18:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Ranieri Fulham fans love my playing style

first_imgClaudio Ranieri is certain he has the Fulham supporter’s confidence with his new style of football, despite his low-key start at the clubThe Italian coach was brought in to replace Slavisa Jokanovic in the dugout following a dreadful start to life back in the Premier League for Fulham.Under Jokanovic, the Cottagers had only managed a single win and were on a seven-match losing streak at the time of his dismissal.The Serbian’s attacking possessive style of football had served them well in gaining promotion to the English top-flight, but club owner Shahid Khan felt that it just wasn’t enough anymore.So in came Ranieri, who famously led underdogs Leicester City to the 2015/16 Premier League title with his counter-attacking style of football that emphasised more on the defensive side of things compared to Jokanovic’s.Although, with just one win in seven matches so far, results suggest that things at Craven Cottage haven’t really changed.But Ranieri is certain that his methods will help Fulham.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I think they love this kind of football,” he told Sky Sports on what Fulham fans think of his playing style.“To stay together, to stay tight and try to make our [attacks] when we get the ball.“I am always happy and satisfied. I think this system [five at the back] is much better for my players.“Yes, I think [I am settled on it]. But, of course, we can change during the match. It’s important the players understand the shape, the system and what we have to do.“I think we have to improve our fitness. Because now we are used to pressing, which means you need a high level of fitness.“I have my style of training. My assistant Scott Parker follows me. In Scott, I’ve met a very good friend, a very good assistant.”Fulham will take on bottom-placed Huddersfield Town on Saturday hoping to kick-start their bid to move out of the relegation zone with victory.last_img read more

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Journalist tackles sex trafficking

first_imgIt might be difficult for the average American to understand the problem of sex trafficking, or to notice it when it’s happening, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof said during a visit Monday night to Washington State University Vancouver. For example, you might see a 15-year-old prostitute on the side of the road, dressed provocatively and making come-hither gestures at potential customers, Kristof said. Nobody’s holding a gun to her head and forcing her into a john’s car.“She doesn’t look like she’s being oppressed by anybody,” he said, so you might think, “if that’s what she wants to do, then what can we do?”But in reality, Kristof said, that girl could be a runaway who left behind an abusive stepfather. She could have met a pimp who has coerced her into prostitution, and who demands that she make a certain amount of money each day, or else he’ll beat her. Although the problem seems dire and prostitution is the oldest profession in the world, there are things community leaders can do to fight sex trafficking, Kristof said before a packed auditorium of about 200 on the WSUV campus. He was there to shine a light on the global problem of sex trafficking, which also affects a large number of girls in the U.S.last_img read more

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San Antonio Kicks off Bid to Improve Commercialization of Military Medical Research

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR As part of an initiative to extend collaboration between San Antonio’s military medical research missions and the region’s bioscience industry, leaders from the two camps along with entrepreneurs gathered last week to talk about increasing opportunities to work together. One aim of the event was to consider ways to bring more military medical technology to the commercial market, reported Xconomy. San Antonio’s military medical research institutions include the Air Force’s 59th Medical Wing, Brooke Army Medical Center, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio and the Army Institute of Surgical Research. “We have a chance here to create the Silicon Valley of military medicine,” said Sylvain Cardin, chief science director of the Naval Medical Research Unit. One reason commercializing technologies developed by military researchers is challenging is that the military is more interested in turning a breakthrough into a product that can be used immediately in the field than ensuring its intellectual property rights are protected. But those hurdles can be overcome with persistence, local entrepreneur David Spencer told the conference. “Each of you is working on a problem that no one in the industry cares about,” Spencer said. “If you let them say no to you, they’re just going to say no.”Navy photo by Jacob Sippel last_img read more

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DOC investigation shows inmate died from drug overdose

first_imgDean Williams, Commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Corrections, speaks to reporters immediately following the announcement of his appointment by Gov. Bill Walker in January. (Photo by Skip Gray,360 North)A Department of Corrections investigation into last April’s inmate death at the Anchorage jail indicates a drug overdose.Download Audio36-year-old Brian Pinkerton was found unresponsive in his cell early on April 21 and was soon pronounced deceased. He had been in custody for over three months for probation violations and criminal charges. The department’s internal investigation shows Pinkerton died from a combined use of methamphetamine and heroin, according to Department spokesperson Corey Allen-Young. Pinkerton had signs of recent intravenous drug use on his arms and had heroin in a small pouch stored in his rectal cavity.The investigation is ongoing, Young said. “We’re looking at staff, other inmates, how the drugs came into the institution, how it made it to Mr. Pinkerton.”Young said Pinkerton did suffer from a long-term medical condition, but a full medical examination the day before his death indicated he was well enough to be part of the general jail population.The death investigation falls under the department’s new Professional Conduct Unit. Young said the unit was formed earlier this year to examine problems within the DOC, such as how drugs are getting into the different facilities, and look at ways to improve the department. The unit currently has more than 50 investigations underway and will be expanding from one investigator to three.Last month the unit worked with the FBI and the US Attorney’s office to investigate and charge a corrections officer at Goose Creek for allegedly bringing drugs into the correctional center.last_img read more

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Karlie Kloss confirms that she is not pregnant after her second wedding

first_imgSupermodel Karlie Kloss has shut down pregnancy rumours that popped up right after she got married to husband Joshua Kushner again. It all began after a picture of her wedding went viral. In the said picture, Karlie is seen dancing at her wedding with husband Joshua in a lovely off-shoulder white gown. A noticeable belly bump is what caused fans to wonder if she was pregnant and with a child.Comments started flooding on the picture’s comment section as people were curious about whether she is carrying a baby. Even before the supermodel could comment, there were some defending her by saying, “I wish people would mind their own uterus. Her reproductive status is not your business. Anyways, love you Karlie!” Eventually, Karlie did put the rumours to rest by adding, “not pregnant just love,” with a French fry emoji. Karlie Kloss and Joshua KushnerInstagramAfter their Jewish wedding that took place back in October of 2018, Kloss and Kushner once again read their vows at Wyoming as they called in their second wedding. It was a three-day bash which included a plethora of superstar guests that included Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. Right after their October wedding, Kloss and Kushner honeymooned in South Africa in December. For her Wyoming wedding with a cowboy theme was quite laid back and awesome. Calling it a “party on the prairie,” the wedding sure was a blast.Right after her first marriage in October with Kushner when she surprised everyone, Kloss spoke about how she loves being married. She appeared at the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association panels in Pasadena and speaking to the reporters, the model revealed, “I love being married. Honestly, I just feel really happy. It’s so nice to just have a home base. I can’t explain. Nothing has really changed, but in all the best ways, it feels different. I love it.” Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner at their second weddingInstagramOn the same, she further added, “I’m sure everyone is juggling ten things that you wouldn’t even realize. For me, like every women, [I’m] just figuring out how to continue to grow my career and balance my personal and professional life. I feel really grateful that I have a partner, my husband, who’s an incredible support to me and wants to help me accomplish my dreams no matter what they are.”last_img read more

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Party Politics National Edition Ep 13 The DACADAPA Divide

first_imgFree imageOn this episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus bring you these hot topics in political news:Shooting tragedy in D.C. — will it change the political discourse?The deadline looms for the healthcare vote in the Senate. Also looming: vacation!Robert Mueller and the special counsel investigate Jared Kushner’s dealingsThe Australian Prime Minister trolls Trump with an impressionThen the profs explore what’s going on with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). By the way, don’t forget to listen to our weekly Texas-centered episodes, too!Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.  This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share X 00:00 /16:40center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

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Red Bull Radio Strikes Deal With Sonos

first_imgRed Bull Radio announced today that it has struck a deal to stream worldwide via the smart speaker brand, Sonos. The integration allows Sonos users to stream Red Bull Radio’s live on-air broadcast as well as its curated channels . iOS users can also play any content within the Red Bull Radio app on their Sonos Speakers by using Airplay 2.Red Bull Radio is a 24-hour linear and on-demand broadcasting service, and Sonos was a pioneer in allowing people to listen to music in quality audio in every room.“Red Bull Radio is an excellent curator of unique music content, and we are delighted to welcome it into the Sonos platform,” said Allen Mask, VP Product Marketing at Sonos. “Many of our customers are music fans, who love Sonos because of our excellent audio quality, simplicity, and freedom of choice, and will enjoy the range of unique content offered by Red Bull Radio on Sonos.” Popular on Variety To stream Red Bull Radio on Sonos, select “Add Music Services” from any Sonos Controller app, scroll down to the Red Bull Radio icon and click “Add to the Sonos.” From there, users can tune into Red Bull Radio’s on-air broadcast and all Channels.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Goblet tricks suggests ancient Romans were first to use nanotechnology

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —Recent evidence suggests that the Roman craftsmen who created the Lycurgus Cup, a glass drinking goblet, used nanotechnology to cause the goblet to change color under different lighting. The cup’s unique properties were first noted when it was brought to a museum in the 1950s—it wasn’t until 1990, however, that researchers figured out how the color changers were brought about. Citation: Goblet tricks suggests ancient Romans were first to use nanotechnology (2013, August 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-goblet-ancient-romans-nanotechnology.html The goblet was created approximately 1,600 years ago, using a process whereby very tiny gold and silver particles were embedded in the glass. In normal lighting, the glass appears to have a jade background. When lit from behind, however, the green parts suddenly look ruby red. This is all courtesy of the way electrons vibrate when struck by photons—something the Romans could not have known. Yet, because other goblet pieces have been found with the very same mixture, it’s clear they knew they were on to something. They actually used the color changing effects to create stories. The Lycurgus Cup, for example, depicts the story of King Lycurgus as he is caught up in a tangle of grapevines—penance for treachery committed against Dionysus, the god of wine in Greek mythology.Researchers speculate that the Romans simply ground the metal particles until it would take a thousand of them to match the size of single sand grain, then mixed them in with the hot liquid glass. But that wasn’t the end of the story: the Romans created a goblet such as the Lycurgus Cup, by carving it from a single block. That means they also understood that different thicknesses of the glass would exhibit different coloring as well.New research has suggested that the cup also changes colors when liquid is poured into it (although the researchers did not do so as it might have caused damage). Instead, they undertook lab experiments to replicate the makeup of the cup then applied various liquids. Their results suggest the cup might have displayed a variety of colors depending on which sort of beverage was poured into to it.Researchers are just now, all these years later, learning about such color changing properties of materials with embedded nanoparticles. The hope is that these properties can be exploited to perform chemistry or medical tests cheaply and quickly by displaying different colors under different conditions. More information: via Smithsonianmag The world’s most sensitive plasmon resonance sensor inspired by ancient Roman cup © 2013 Phys.org Explore further Credit: The Trustees of the British Museumlast_img read more

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