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Rahul loyalists Scindia Deora quit Congress posts amid leadership confusionRahul loyalists Scindia Deora quit Congress posts amid leadership confusion


first_imgNew Delhi: The spate of resignations within the Congress continued on Sunday with Rahul Gandhi loyalists Jyotiraditya Scindia and Milind Deora resigning their posts in the party, weeks after the Lok Sabha poll debacle. While Scindia resigned as AICC general secretary for Western Uttar Pradesh, Deora resigned as Mumbai Congress chief; both took moral responsibility for the party’s poor electoral show in their respective areas. “Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri Rahul Gandhi. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in Jammu “I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party,” Scindia tweeted. Deora said he is looking forward to play a role at the national level to help stabilise the party. He recommended setting up of a provisional collective leadership comprising three senior Congress leaders to oversee the party’s city unit till the Maharashtra assembly polls, due later this year. “We all will have to get ready for roles that these times demand,” he said, adding political realities have changed since the Lok Sabha poll results were declared on May 23. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC Taking on the BJP-Shiv Sena and negating the impact of the ‘Vanchit Aghadi’ is a challenge for the Congress in Maharashtra, a statement issued by Deora’s office on Sunday said. Deora had expressed his desire to quit after meeting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on June 26. “The same has been conveyed to All India Congress Committee general secretaries Mallikarjun Kharge and K C Venugopal,” the statement said. Deora was appointed president of the Mumbai Congress before the Lok Sabha polls and he had replaced Sanjay Nirupam. “I had accepted MRCC presidentship in the interest of uniting the party. I felt I should also resign after meeting Rahul Gandhi,” he said. Gandhi quit as Congress president and informed about it via Twitter on Wednesday, but the Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party, is yet to decide his successor. “I have suggested a three-member panel (to oversee the city party unit) and I am being consulted by leaders to identify names. I look forward to play a national role to help stabilise the party. Needless to say, I will continue to guide and unite the Mumbai Congress,” Deora said. Deora unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha election from Mumbai-South constituency, but lost to Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant. Indian Youth Congress president Keshav Chand Yadav too had resigned Saturday, taking moral responsibility for the poor electoral show. A number of middle-rung leaders have resigned their posts in the Congress, but top leaders have refrained from quitting after Gandhi quit as Congress president. The party’s top leadership, which is now looking for a replacement for Gandhi, will have a new team once the new Congress chief is appointed and some more resignations are likely to pour in till then.last_img read more


Police Commissioner inaugurates new building of New Usmanpur police station flags offPolice Commissioner inaugurates new building of New Usmanpur police station flags off


first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Friday inaugurated the new building of New Usmanpur police station and flagged off All Women Patrol of Eastern Range.According to Delhi Police, new Usmanpur police station came in existence in the year 1999. “With the passage of time, senior officers felt the need for a new building for police Station New Usmanpur,” police said.The vision led to the construction of the new building of the New Usmanpur police station. According to police, the building has a library, yoga cum gym room, recreation room and mess/canteen. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The library contains books related to police, different laws and competitive exams. Apart from barracks, IO rooms, there is provisions of investigation wing,” police said. Adding further, the city police stated that a Skill Development Centre is also running in the police station under PMKY initiative for the youth of weaker sections of the area. Lots of trained youth from this centre got their job or have become self-dependent. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) Rajendra Prasad Meena said that moving ahead, a step forward to ensure the safety and security of the girls and the women, “All Women Patrol teams of Eastern Range” has also been flagged off by the CP Delhi. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”All Women Patrol teams of Eastern Range will perform patrolling near girls schools, colleges, parks and other vulnerable places to encourage the sense of security among the girls and women,” police added. The women patrol teams will also ensure legal action against eve-teasers and anti-social elements. Recently CP Delhi Amulya Patnaik inaugurated DCP office complex of Outer-North district at Samaipur Badli police station. According to Delhi Police last year the construction of important building projects have been completed with constant review and liaison work with the concerned executing agencies and civic bodies. It includes four police stations and 312 staff quarters.last_img read more


BC wildfires burning out of control provincewide state of emergency declaredBC wildfires burning out of control provincewide state of emergency declared


first_imgASHCROFT, B.C. – British Columbia is under a province-wide state of emergency as wildfires that have forced thousands from their homes show no sign of abating.The BC Wildfire Service says in a tweet that 138 new wildfires sprang up on Friday alone, consuming dozens of buildings.Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the extraordinary measure of declaring an emergency is necessary to co-ordinate the crisis response and ensure public safety.Stone says wildfire activity is expected to increase with hot, dry weather predicted in the coming days, along with thunderstorms forecast for many parts of the province.The BC Wildfire Service rates the fire risk as high to extreme in much of the province and Environment Canada says daytime maximum temperatures will reach the mid to upper 30s in some regions through the weekend.The last time the province declared a state of emergency was in 2003. That was also because of wildfires.last_img read more


UN agency presents awards to Iranian Malaysian inventorsUN agency presents awards to Iranian Malaysian inventors


7 April 2008The United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has presented awards to an Iranian woman who invented a new medical instrument and a Malaysian man who designed a new form of engineered wood, as part of the agency’s commitment to promoting inventors worldwide. Mrs. Maryam Eslami from Iran, won the WIPO award for the best invention by a woman for designing a new surgical instrument for use in bone surgery. Mr. Wan Tarmeze, from Malaysia, won the award for the best invention by a national from a developing country, for wood made from the waste generated by oil palm plantations. The awards were handed out on Friday at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, which provides an opportunity for inventors to showcase their inventions and to attract business partners. The winners were selected by an international jury of experts. read more


Iran will speed up cooperation on nuclear issues UN watchdog saysIran will speed up cooperation on nuclear issues UN watchdog says


In a dispatch from its Vienna headquarters, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said its Director-General, Mohamed ElBaradei, met in Tehran with Hassan Rohani, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.”Following their discussions, Dr. ElBaradei indicated that he had received assurances that Iran would accelerate its cooperation with the IAEA, and to that end, provide without delay information and necessary clarification on all outstanding questions regarding Iran’s nuclear programme,” the agency said.Dr. ElBaradei said that the Iranian Government had expressed its readiness to sign an Additional Protocol to Iran’s nuclear safeguards agreement with the IAEA. He added that a team of IAEA experts would visit Iran this Saturday and Sunday to give Iranian authorities any necessary clarifications with regard to the Additional Protocol.Following Dr. ElBaradei’s visit, teams of IAEA inspectors will continue their verification work in Iran over the next two weeks, the agency said.The IAEA first raised concerns publicly about Iran’s nuclear programme in June when it said the country had failed to report certain nuclear material and activities as required by the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, of which it is a member. If Iran fails to meet its obligations the agency could refer the matter to the UN Security Council for possible diplomatic or economic sanctions against Tehran.A resolution passed last month by the IAEA Board of Governors expressed “grave concern” and set a 31 October deadline for Iran to provide more information, noting that environmental sampling at one site revealed the presence of two types of highly enriched uranium. IAEA inspectors also found considerable modifications to the premises of the Kalaye Electric Company that may have an impact on the accuracy of environmental sampling.Iran says the samplings came from equipment that had been contaminated with highly enriched uranium particles before it was imported. read more


Nerlens Noel Projected No 1 NBA Pick Out WithNerlens Noel Projected No 1 NBA Pick Out With


Nerlens Noel, Kentucky’s freshman center who was projected as the No. 1 pick in June’s NBA draft by many league observers, tore the ACL in his left knee Tuesday night in Florida, throwing the Wildcats’ season and his immediate future into question.Noel’s 6-foot-10 frame crumbled to the floor when he landed awkwardly after blocking a shot from behind with just over eight minutes left in the Gators’ 69-52 win. He lay on the floor writhing in pain as his teammates and Kentucky followers held their collective breath.But it did not look good when teammates had to carry him off the floor. Losing Noel is a significant hit to the Wildcats (17-7, 8-3 SEC), who now trail Florida (20-3, 10-1) by two games in the SEC standings. Noel leads the nation in blocked shots (4.5 per game) and averages 10.6 points per game and is second in the SEC in rebounding (9.6 per game).“I met with Nerlens,” coach John Calipari said in a statement Wednesday. “The meeting was really positive, and I loved his attitude. The way he is already dealing with this injury lets me know that he is going to come back stronger than ever.”Some have feared that Noel’s injury may have cost him millions as he had been projected to be a Top 5 pick in this year’s NBA draft had he elected to leave early. Calipari, however, dismissed that notion.“The good news is he is insured,” Calipari said, “so he would have been fine even if the injury would have been worse. Obviously this is not a career-ending injury and it’s one that athletes bounce back from all the time.”It is highly unlikely Noel will enter the draft now, as many suspected he would. He must rehab and play next season to prove to NBA teams he is healthy. read more


What If Men And Women Skied Against Each Other In The OlympicsWhat If Men And Women Skied Against Each Other In The Olympics


Last fall, Lindsey Vonn, a gold-medal Olympian and the second winningest World Cup skier of all time,1She has 81 wins, only five behind male Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark, who retired in 1989. repeated a request she’d made before: to race against men. U.S. Ski & Snowboard made a formal petition on her behalf to the International Ski Federation (FIS), which currently does not allow mixed-gender competitions.2There are team events in Alpine skiing that have mixed-gender teams, one of which will be featured in the Pyeongchang Olympics for the first time. But in those events, women are still racing in heats against women and men against men. The FIS won’t rule on the petition until spring at the earliest, so as Vonn competes in Pyeongchang this weekend, she won’t know if she will ever get a chance to race against her male peers.3Even if the FIS were to approve the petition, it probably would not permanently change the rules regarding mixed-gender racing. Rather, it is likely to make a one-time exception for Vonn to race in the men’s World Cup race in November 2018.Vonn’s quest made us wonder: What would the Olympics look like if men and women skied against each other? We got results for four Alpine events in the Winter Olympics4Excluding combined and team events. going back to 1948 and looked at the median speed5We used median speed rather than an average of the field because competitors who did much worse than the field each year had too big an impact on the average. for competitors in the men’s and women’s events in each year.6 Because Alpine courses are not specific lengths (they follow general guidelines), we needed to know how long each course was so that we could compare speeds from different races, rather than just race times. The results came from Sports-Reference.com, and the course information is from Wikipedia. Neither dataset was complete, so races in which we are missing either times or course lengths are excluded. In slalom, giant slalom and the super-G, women’s and men’s performances seem to vary in comparison to each other. However, in downhill, the event that most emphasizes speed rather than making turns, the men consistently run ahead of the women — though female downhill skiers today are faster in general than the men who competed in the late 1970s and earlier.But these comparisons hide a key difference between the men’s and women’s competitions: namely, the courses themselves. Men and women rarely race on the same courses, which are set according to different guidelines, with men’s courses requiring a greater change in elevation. Courses also vary in their steepness, but there has not been a marked difference in the average gradient of men’s and women’s courses. This means that men’s courses, which tend to have the same gradient as women’s but a greater vertical change, are usually longer than women’s. In other Winter Olympic sports where events are defined by their lengths, such as cross-country skiing and biathlon, the women’s races are also almost always significantly shorter.7Curiously, the same is not true for most analogous Summer Olympic events, such as track and field races.So here’s another question: Is there any reason for women’s Alpine courses to be shorter? For example, do women go faster on shorter courses, either relative to themselves or to men? (Though that in itself would not be a reason that women’s courses had to be shorter but might give some explanation as to why they are.) To investigate, we plotted average speed versus course length for the winning female competitor in each event for every year. As women have gotten faster, they have also been racing longer distances. It seems that distance is not a limiting factor for female skiers. And yet, while the range of women’s speeds is comparable to that of men’s — and even in some events, such as super-G, women have the fastest average speeds in our dataset — in no event have women raced on the longest courses (though in many cases they raced the same distance or greater than men did in other Olympic years).Apart from any questions of inequality, this feature of Alpine skiing makes comparing men’s and women’s performances very difficult. Distance may, in fact, affect average speeds, and requiring separate courses also means that other factors, like gate placement and steepness, will be different for men’s and women’s races.The separation of genders in Alpine skiing, combined with the fact that women are usually asked to do less than men, implies that if men and women were in head-to-head competition, women would never have a shot at gold.8Atle Skaardal, race director of the women’s World Cup, has maintained that keeping genders separate has nothing to do with relative performance, saying, “For me it’s a meaningless comparison. It doesn’t matter if she’s one second behind or a half-second ahead. We compete female against female and men against men. To me it doesn’t matter if one gender is faster or slower. It doesn’t mean it’s a good idea, just because it’s of interest to one racer.” But we simply don’t know for sure if that is true — with all the differences between men’s and women’s races, the data can’t really tell us. Vonn herself has expressed doubts about how she would perform directly against men, telling the Denver Post, “I know I’m not going to win.”“But,” she said, “I would like to at least have the opportunity to try.” read more


Joan Bakewell to air her own version of Betrayal 40 years afterJoan Bakewell to air her own version of Betrayal 40 years after


first_imgCharlotte Riley, who will play Bakewell's protagonist Rachel Joan Bakewell and Harold Pinter “In the months that followed, just for my own satisfaction, I wrote a play about the same events and put it away.“It wasn’t really for public consumption and I just wrote it for my own answer for myself to the play that he [Pinter] had written.“I found it gave me some reassurance that I was in possession of the events of my own life. It reestablished my sense that I owned my own life, and that it was mine to write about.” Colin Morgan, the actor Bakewell said: “When he [Pinter] wrote Betrayal in the 70s, long after the affair was over, I was very shocked and hurt to some extent that he had used so closely the events of our affair.“When somebody writes a play that uses events of your own life without asking permission, you do feel in some way diminished by that.“You feel something’s being appropriated of your own life without your permission. Alistair Petrie Dame Joan Bakewell found the play in her archives Playwright Harold Pinter seated in front of (L-R) Roy Scheider, Blythe Danner and Raul Julia. Pinter is holding a copy of Betrayal. “So that people can see on the one hand and on the other,” said Bakewell.Keeping In Touch will air on BBC Radio 4 on April 22, 3:45pm.It forms part of a new season announced by Gwyneth Williams, controller of Radio 4, today, including the first radio dramatisation of The Hours, starring Rosamund Pike and Fennella Woolgar, a new play about JS Bach starring Simon Russell Beale, and a new radio comedy show featuring Mel Giedroyc. Alistair Petrie Pinter and Bakewell photographed at the British Literature Prize in 1995 Pinter and Bakewell photographed at the British Literature Prize in 1995 Dame Joan Bakewell found the play in her archives Colin Morgan, the actor Her own eight-year relationship with Pinter occurred in the 1960s, while she was married to Michael Bakewell, a radio producer, with a young daughter.Pinter too was married to Vivien, an actress. The play will explore the dilemma of a woman marrying young, as Bakewell did, going on to “feel that it is limiting: she feels trapped”.The final broadcast, starring Alistair Petrie as Rachel’s husband David, and Colin Morgan as David’s friend Tom, will be broadcast on Radio 4 after an archive recording of Betrayal. The story itself uses different characters, with new names and professions – broadcasting rather than publishing – but also details the lives of a young wife, her husband and her lover.“It’s the story of my experience as a woman at that time, trying to make decisions about her life,” said Bakewell. “The events run parallel but the characters are different.”Long forgotten, the script remained in Bakewell’s own archives until she began searching through papers out of curiosity 40 years on. Playwright Harold Pinter seated in front of (L-R) Roy Scheider, Blythe Danner and Raul Julia. Pinter is holding a copy of Betrayal. “It needed rewriting because it had been written quite skimpily and not groomed for production in any way because I hadn’t thought it would see the light of day,” she said.“It reminded me that in a sense I’d stuck up for myself, whereas I’d felt rather distressed by Harold’s play, my own play made me feel that yes I had a voice too.”Keeping In Touch, she hopes, could be heard as a period piece, detailing a different era before mobile phones when would-be lovers had to meet up in person or use landlines to conduct an affair. Joan Bakewell and Harold Pinter Charlotte Riley, who will play Bakewell’s protagonist Rachel At the time, it caused quite the scandal: the BBC broadcaster’s love affair with one of the most famous playwrights of his day, splashed across the stage for all to dissect.Harold Pinter’s Betrayal laid bare the details of his relationship with Joan Bakewell, leaving her hurt, under the glare of 1978 gossips, and not a little put out that her story was being told without her input.In a move which could come to define the phrase “revenge is a dish best served cold”, she will next month broadcast her own version of events, after rediscovering a play she first drafted 40 years ago.Bakewell, now a Dame, has today announced a new 45-minute drama entitled Keeping In Touch, which tells the story of Betrayal from a rather different perspective. It was first written in the late 1970s, when she picked up her pen for a cathartic response to Pinter’s work, intended for her eyes only and swiftly tucked away in a drawer.But, as she came to look through her archive in her 80s, she found the work and, when asked by a radio producer friend if she had any plays in the pipeline, mentioned it to the BBC.Newly-polished, it will be broadcast for the first time on April 22, starring Charlotte Riley as protagonist Rachel, a young wife and mother left feeling “trapped” by the confines of her era. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more


Taoiseach says senior garda to liaise with NAMA over allegationsTaoiseach says senior garda to liaise with NAMA over allegations


first_imgA SENIOR GARDA officer has been appointed to liaise with NAMA over the allegations that have emerged about the agency in recent days, the Taoiseach has told the Dáil.Enda Kenny was responding to questions from the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin who said that a senator from his party will be sending material to the gardaí containing “very serious allegations” about the State’s bad bank.Martin said that one of the allegations being made is that an entire file in relation to a person whose loan book was with NAMA was sent to a partner in a “major global property company who was acting on behalf of that person’s rival”.The opposition leader said that this would be a “shocking fact if proven to be true” as he disclosed further claims that property valuations are being manipulated, quoting from the documentation that Senator Darragh O’Brien plans to hand to gardaí.The Taoiseach said that the government “takes this very seriously”.He said that the Minister for Justice was informed by the Garda Commissioner this morning that there was contact between NAMA and the gardaí earlier this year regarding complaints about a second former employee at the agency and that this is an ongoing investigation.“NAMA will assist them [gardaí] insofar as possible within the constraints of ongoing investigations,” Kenny told Martin.He also said that NAMA is required in the sale of all loans, assets or property to have an independent valuation done.FOI disputeThere was also a dispute over the release of Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Finance in relation to NAMA. Martin siad that only six of 19 requests made in 2012 have been released and called for the rest of these documents to be disclosed.Kenny said that the Minister for Finance has “neither sight nor function” of what the FOI officer in his department agrees to release or not release.The Taoiseach also said that in respect of a complaint from a firm of solicitors acting on behalf of a client of NAMA the gardaí are awaiting further information from the solicitors about this case.“I can’t tell you how long that’s going to take or what information is involved there either,” he said.Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams raised the issue of the HSE Service Plan and planned cuts to health services next year.Kenny said he agreed that it would be a “challenging year” for health and that Sinn Féin would never be satisfied no matter what level of funding that was committed to health. He highlighted some of the funding committed to other areas of the health service next year.The Taoiseach also insisted that the government had not “thrown in the towel” on retroactive recapitalisation of the State’s own banks as suggested by United Left TD Joan Collins.“This is very much a live issue in respect of complex and technical negotiations that will continue to take place,” he told Collins.Read: NAMA to be called before Public Accounts Committee over leak allegationsMore: Gardaí will conduct full investigation of alleged illegality at NAMA — Taoiseachlast_img read more


Humanscale QuickStand is a Smart Standing Desk for Your Dumb LegsHumanscale QuickStand is a Smart Standing Desk for Your Dumb Legs


first_img Herman Miller’s Live OS Turns Desks Into Activity TrackersThis $25 cardboard standing desk promotes health, won’t make your … Sitting is the new cancer. I know I’ve led with that bold assertion from Apple CEO Tim Cook before, but that doesn’t make it any less true. However, the sadder truth is, outside from some articles on fitness smartwatches or Back to the Future shoes, a lot of things we cover on Geek.com encourage you to sit down for dangerously long hours at a time. You can’t really enjoy a fried chicken pizza standing up. Our bad.The workplace used to be a den of sinful, uninterrupted sitting, but now standing desks are lifting up employees everywhere. So to encourage you readers to stand the hell up, for your health, I spent the last week using and writing down my impressions of the Humanscale QuickStand. In fact, I’m standing up while typing these very words.The QuickStand isn’t a full desk but rather an accessory that is placed on top of your existing desk. A representative spent a few minutes assembling the mount itself while I slotted in all of my electronics afterwards. Between the two of us set-up lasted maybe an hour, and it was about as difficult as putting together a comparable piece of IKEA furniture. In fact, the mount even looks like something those Swedes might try to sell you. There’s the base, the spacious tray for your keyboard and mouse, a center column all of your wires run through, and a top bar for mounting two monitors or a monitor and a laptop on easily adjustable ball joints. It’s very sleek.That sleekness makes the one inelegant central element of the design all the more conspicuous. You can raise and lower everything from the tray up, so you can easily transition from standing to sitting. But once you’re in a preferred position, there’s no way to lock everything into place. Instead, you must use an Allen wrench to wind up the coil in the center column taut enough to create enough tension for keeping things where they are.This is an annoyingly vague set-up process. The representative said the weight I planned on placing on the QuickStand called for “30 to 40” turns with the wrench. But that was a total guess. I just had to keep turning until the tray stopped falling as soon as I lifted it up and let go. Even then, natural pressure from my hands resting against the otherwise convenient padded strip on the tray pushed everything down over time. And you if go overboard with turns, the tray won’t stay still in the lower position and starts to creep up. I haven’t used a lot of other standing desks, but I have to imagine there are some out there that let users simply snap into different positions.While QuickStand’s solution wasn’t my favorite, once everything was just right I didn’t have any majors problems using the mount. It easily fit on my desk. All of my pieces of tech fit in just fine. I could comfortably type, use my mouse, use my laptop, or look at my other monitor while standing or sitting. And I appreciated having a good reason to stand up from time to time while working in the office, for my health.However, if all you’re looking for out of a standing desk is the self-satisfaction of standing up, the QuickStand might be overkill. At home I use a cheap little upright computer tray thing when I want to stand up and work. It’s not nearly as nice as the QuickStand, it’s smaller and doesn’t move at all, but it’s also a fraction of the cost. Humanscale is selling you a premium standing desk experience with the $849 QuickStand (lighter models are cheaper). You just have to decide for yourself if that’s worth it to you.The good news is, whatever you decide, standing up is totally free. So what are you waiting for? Get up! Stay on targetlast_img read more


Crew Simulations Expose Weak Spots in NASA Mars MissionCrew Simulations Expose Weak Spots in NASA Mars Mission


first_imgStay on target I can barely stand a week in the same house with eight of my closest friends. Imagine what traveling 250 million miles and living with relative strangers on an unfamiliar planet could do to your psyche.Northwestern University researchers are doing just that via a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members on the Mission to Mars.A multiphase study, conducted in two analog environments in the US and Russia, focuses on the behavior of astronaut crews on mock missions. That includes isolation, sleep deprivation, specifically designed tasks, and mission control—complete with delayed communication, just like real space travel.The goal, according to Northwestern, is threefold:Establish the effects of isolation and confinement on team functioningIdentify methods to improve team performanceDevelop a predictive model to assemble an ideal team and identify potential issues with already composed teams before and during the mission“Astronauts are super humans. They are people who are incredibly physically fit and extremely smart,” project co-leader Leslie DeChurch, a professor in NU’s School of Communication, said in a statement.Still, the psychological demands of a trip to Mars—during which communication delays with worldwide mission controls will exceed 20 minutes—is greater than anything asked of space explorers before.With that in mind, Northwestern researchers have been collecting data from the Human Experimentation Research Analog (HERA) at Houston’s Johnson Space Center.The capsule simulator houses astronauts for up to 45 days; trainees try to perform tasks while running on little sleep. Meanwhile, a mock mission control augments the experience with sound effects, vibrations, and communication delays.And researchers collect moment-to-moment metrics about individual performance, moods, psychosocial adaptation, and more.Initial data suggests there is plenty of room for improvement.Teams DeChurch and Contractor studied experienced diminished abilities to think creatively and solve problems; participants successfully completed tasks only 20 to 60 percent of the time.“Creative thinking and problem solving are the very things that are really going to matter on a Mars mission,” DeChurch said. “We need the crew to be getting the right answer 100 percent of the time.”The next phase of research began Friday, as the model tries to predict breakdowns and problems a new HERA crew will experience.Researchers are expanding the experiment to the SIRIUS analog at Moscow’s Institute for Bio-Medical Problems. In March, four Russians and two Americans will undertake a 120-day fictional mission around the Moon—including a Moon landing operation.More on Geek.com:NASA’s InSight Lander Deployed Second Instrument on MarsNASA Says Goodbye to Its Mars Opportunity RoverElon Musk ‘Confident’ SpaceX Ticket to Mars Will Cost Less than $500K NASA Captures ‘Red-Handed’ Avalanche on Mars in Mesmerizing PhotoBest Skywatching Events in September 2019 last_img read more


Alleged hitandrun driver from fatal Hialeah rollover crash appears in bond courtAlleged hitandrun driver from fatal Hialeah rollover crash appears in bond court


first_imgA male victim in his 60s was airlifted from the scene to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in serious condition.Police said Leiva had fled from the scene on foot but was taken into custody shortly after.Surveillance video from a nearby restaurant’s parking lot captured Leiva stretching his shoulder, walking casually and making a phone call.He was granted $66,500 bond and will remain under house arrest if he posts bond. Leiva will not be allowed to drive.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – The man police arrested after a hit-and-run crash in Hialeah left one woman dead and a man in the hospital has made an appearance in court.Danny Lazaro Leiva faces multiple charges including DUI manslaughter.He appeared before a judge, Wednesday morning, and was silent when he heard his charges.Hialeah Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along the 500 block of East 41st Street, at around 7:40 p.m., Monday.Surveillance video from a nearby church showed the moment of impact. The force of the impact caused a white SUV to roll over and come to rest on its driver’s side.“He’s passing other vehicle, running a stop sign and enters an intersection without checking the right of way, hitting a vehicle with catastrophic force and a car actually rolled over,” a prosecutor said in court.A 63-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials. last_img read more


Lack of snow winds fuel Alaskas first wildfire of 2016Lack of snow winds fuel Alaskas first wildfire of 2016


first_imgA lack of snow in interior Alaska helped the state’s first wildfire of 2016 to burn on open tundra.The Alaska Division of Forestry says in a statement that the fire started and was extinguished Monday on military land about 10 miles south of Delta Junction.The agency says the fire was started by live-fire training. Firefighters from the Fort Greely Fire Department extinguished the fire.Officials didn’t know how many acres were burned, and planned to travel to the site Tuesday to determine the size of the fire.The lack of snow cover and winds of 25 mph helped the fire spread, and smoke was visible from Delta Junction.last_img


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first_imgObaidul Quader file photoAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the national unity without their party is farcical, reports BSS.“Bangladesh Awami League is the largest and most popular political party of the country,” he told a meeting held on the premises of Feni Shahid Minar.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, urged the people to re-elect Awami League (AL) in the next general election.“Pro-liberation forces should be united to re-elect Awami League to continue development process in the country,” he told the rallies held in different areas of Cumilla, Feni, and Sitakundu.Quader said AL leaders who are not popular to the people will not get party nomination to vie in the next general election.“The Awami League leaders enjoying the maximum public support will get party nomination to contest in the upcoming parliament election,” he told a public rally at Gajendranath Bishwanath High School at Eliotganj in the district here marking his organisational trip from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar.AL joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, organising secretary AKM Enamul Haque Shamim and science and technology affairs secretary engineer Md Abdus Sobur addressed the function as special guests with AL Cumilla district north unit president Md Abdul Awal Sarker in the chair.Quader attended another public rally organised by Cumilla city unit of AL at the Cumilla Town Hall.Speaking on the occasion, Quader said prime minister Sheikh Hasina has survey reports on activities of AL leaders. Leaders who have the maximum acceptance to the people as per the survey will get AL nominations, he added.About the BNP’s announcement of waging movement, he said BNP could not wage any movement against the government for 10 minutes in the last 10 years and the party will not be able to do that in future too.After losing public support, BNP is now hatching conspiracies against the government from London and Bangkok, he added.He said AL leaders and workers along with the people will resist all conspiracies of BNP-Jamaat. Highlighting different development activities of the present government, the minister said the country has been witnessing progress in all sectors including health, education, agriculture, information technology, power generation and social safety net.Quader urged all pro-liberation forces to work together to ensure victory of Awami League in the next general election.Cumilla district unit AL president and planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, AL joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif and organising secretary AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, among others, addressed the public rally chaired by AL Cumilla city unit president AKM Baharuddin Bahar in the chair.Earlier, the minister inaugurated construction works of Gazaria road at Bhaber Char in Munshiganj district adjacent to Dhaka-Chattogram highway.last_img read more


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first_imgDear Skyscanner,I’m looking for a warm, sunny autumn break, but don’t want to have to travel too far. Where can you recommend?Amy, DorsetDear Amy,Autumn is a wonderful time to catch European sunshine, but without the crowds. There are still plenty of Med destinations where the mercury is at a respectable level, so you don’t have to spend hours on a plane to bag those sun lounger days and al fresco evenings. I’ve just come back from northern Spain and would highly recommend it for an autumn break. You’ll get sunshine, but with a refreshing breeze, and it’s ventage, or grape harvesting, season. It’s the most exciting time of the year across the rural Basque and Rioja regions, when the landscape turns to stripes of red and green vines and the task of reaping the season’s harvest gets everyone into the fields. If you fly to Bilbao, there are hundreds of vineyards within a couple of hours’ drive where you can take wine tours, tastings and, in some cases a meal, while watching the wine making process. If you’d like to enjoy a tipple, the Rioja Alavesa Tourist Board operates a wine tour and buses between vineyards. You can get all of the details to plan your trip at www.rutadelvinoderiojaalavesa.com. The region is renowned for its striking architecture, including the Marquis de Riscal hotel, designed by Frank Gehry. Hotel Viura opened this year and is another design hotel. It has a striking exterior that looks like a pile of shipping containers at jaunty angles (trust me – it’s fantastic), plus modern décor and wonderful food. If that’s too much for your budget, you’re still spoilt for choice for places to stay – many of them listed on the website above, including single-room B&Bs and “agrotourism” guesthouses in many Riojan villages. If that’s not quite hot enough, why not head a little further east to Greece? Of course, the Greek islands are wonderful, and you’ll be able to rent a villa on Kefalonia, for example, or the tiny Paxos islands for a fraction of their August prices (as long as you avoid the October half-term). However, if you want to try something a bit different, the Peloponnese, a huge peninsula of western Greece, remains largely undiscovered by mass tourism.I’d suggest heading to Messinia. It’s a region in the south-west of the peninsula and although it’s little-known, you might have heard of the capital, Kalamata – famous for its olives.The area offers easy and more challenging hiking, and the sea is still at a swimmable temperature in the autumn. You’ll dine on fresh fish, Greek salads and flavoursome grilled meats. As you’d expect in Greece, there’s also a good chunk of Greek history to explore. From Homer’s tales to the Byzantine adventures. Sunrise Village, at Chrani, is good for families, as it has a kids’ club and lots of activities on offer. If there are just two of you, try the three-star Comfy Boutique Hotel (better than the name suggests). It’s boutique, but simple, and close to the beach. Still not hot enough? Try Cyprus, which can reach 25 degrees in September and October. Most Britons holiday in southern Cyprus around resort towns like Paphos and Limassol. There’s plenty to do here, from water activities to spas, walking, cycling and golf. You can pick a family-friendly hotel, like Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort, which has a kids’ club and babysitting, or bust the budget with a property like the Hotel Anassa. It’s in the shadow of the mountains and pine forests of the Akamas Peninsula – a stunning location. The hotel has been designed to look like a white-washed Cypriot village, with guests staying in individual villas. There are four restaurants, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with waterfalls, tennis, squash, and a stunning spa. As with any autumn sun destination, it can get chillier in the evenings, so take some clothes to cover up. It’s a small price to pay, for having space on the beach, your pick of sun loungers, and a wonderful villa or hotel for a fraction of the peak summer price.Answer by Ginny Light – TimesOnline travel editorGot a travel question? Email sam@skyscanner.net and we’ll get our panel of travel experts to answer your question.Read more: Ask SkyscannerReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAutumn city breaks with sunshine and culture? Ask SkyscannerAutumn city breaks with sunshine and culture? Ask SkyscannerWant winter sun? Ask Skyscanner!Want winter sun? Ask Skyscanner!New Autumn Routes? Ask Skyscanner!During 2010, something like 2,000 new air routes will take off around the worldlast_img read more


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with the North Korean leader.In fact before the Trump versus Kim back-and-forth of barbs threats and insults it’s quite likely most of the world had never heard the word ‘dotard’ Threats of war including that of the nuclear variety were liberally issued— by Trump on Twitter television and public meetings and by Kim via State-owned media— and things looked like getting a whole lot worse before getting better North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in in Seoul on Friday AP So just where does the historical 27 April summit fit into all of this That there was a summit is the source of a little surprise given the acrimony of the past year; rather it was the unexpected warmth exuded by both sides that left most observers and commentators bewildered albeit in a good way But we’ll get to that second point shortly "Much of the change in tone from confrontation to engagement has been driven by the two Korean leaders however starting with Kim’s New Year’s address in which he said he was open to reducing tensions with South Korea and was willing to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics"noted Reuters The aforementioned Seoul Winter Olympics saw not just the presence of a high-level North Korean delegation but also a combined North-South women’s ice hockey team and perhaps most symbolic the opening ceremony march-past of contingents from both countries under one flag And then there the K-pop concert— attended by Kim— in Pyongyang that featured a handful of South Korea’s top artistes/acts Around the same time former CIA director (and now Trump’s Secretary of State) Mike Pompeo held a secret meeting with Kim So clearly the writing was on the wall for a shift in isolated Pyongyang’s relations with the world The picture painted by the media— bear in mind there was all sorts of chatter about the sort of restrictions that had been placed on what journalists could and could not report— about the meeting couldn’t have been more at odds with the way Kim has viewed his neighbour over the years And yet it seemingly happened The Supreme Leader of North Korea looked like a child on his first trip to Disneyland while Moon looked like an archetypal avuncular figure showing the youngster around The global media largely lapped it up with the press from both Koreas hailing the summit their Japanese counterparts doing much the same the Chinese State media offering its own praise and the US media noting the positive development but exercising caution There are two aspects to this inter-Korea Summit (as it’s been dubbed) that need to be considered closely in order to be able to extrapolate how it’s all going to pan out: What brought this about It’s neither Kim nor Moon (and to some extent Park) with whom this section must begin For all his nonsensical rhetoric erratic behaviour and even worse conduct on social media— it remains something of a mystery that his aides haven’t changed his password and locked him out of Twitter Trump should be recognised as the architect of this apparent rapprochement A controversial claim perhaps considering he wasn’t the one crossing the DMZ or even involved in the summit His braggadocious claims to credit for the success of the summit notwithstanding it remains a fact that North Korea has been on his mind for a long time (and he’s made the world aware of that) During the course of his presidential campaign if there was one topic — apart from how flawed the Iran-P5 nuclear deal was how Obamacare had ruined the country how crooked Hillary Clinton was and how he would wipe out Islamic State — that Trump kept harping on it was North Korea The country took up such real estate in Trump’s thinking that even after his election Pyongyang was constantly on his mind Naturally North Korea and Kim found itself in the cross hairs of a large percentage of Trump’s tweets and public pronouncements In fact it was his August 2017 statement that North Korean threats would be met with ‘fire and fury’ that provided the title for Michael Wolff’s book about the Trump administration But it wasn’t only one way: In the joint statement signed with Narendra Modi in June last year North Korea — a country that has yet to pose the shadow of a threat to India — found a mention too It can be argued that it was Trump’s persistence on denuclearising Pyongyang and refusal to blink in the face of Kim’s remarks that moved the issue along and got other countries on board with the idea of engaging with North Korea If the US was the iron fist in getting things done it can equally be argued that South Korea was the velvet glove Certainly neither Park nor Moon shied from condemning North Korea’s belligerence but neither were particularly harsh either with Moon in particular keenly seeking dialogue with his neighbours North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line to the South side at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone AP If Kim’s New Year’s address was the turning point then Friday’s summit was quite clearly the exclamation point on inter-Korean relations Amidst all this newfound bonhomie there’s been a fair bit of speculation over time that North Korea’s resources are running dangerously low ergo compelling Kim to seek a rapprochement of sorts — in order to avoid a civil uprising or even a coup Most recently Chinese scientists offered that last year’s nuclear test may have destroyed the testing site at Punggye-ri — under a mountain near China’s border — that has been leaking radiation ever since It is also believed that this may have been why Kim was so willing to agree to denuclearise The fourth factor that needs to also be considered is the role of China in all this China — North Korea’s most important trading partner and main source of food and energy — has been North Korea’s biggest supporter on the international stage as well as acutely aware that the country acts as a buffer between itself and the US troops stationed in South Korea It’s also not entirely unimaginable that Beijing has used this leverage to unleash Pyongyang on its neighbours whenever there were any rumblings against Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea While reportage about any new instructions being issued to Kim by the Chinese leadership are sparse it’s equally not entirely unimaginable that Beijing instructed Pyongyang to scale down the rhetoric and seek rapprochement Where do we go from here For Trump this will — and has already been — an opportunity to stake claim to the legacy of being the US president to end the last of the Cold War relics If Ronald ‘Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall’ Reagan’s legacy was to put an end to the Soviet Union George HW Bush’s was to make peace with Vietnam Barack Obama’s was to end hostilities with Cuba and now the 45th President of the United States can claim North Korea But for Trump it is important to now take a step back and allow the Koreas to figure out how to turn 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email as she was working a Twins double-header Besides that she’d be working a Lynx game that eveningSo this woman from North Dakota went back to giving an inside peek at those Twins from MinnesotaIf you have an item of interest for this column mail it to Neighbors The Forum Box 2020 Fargo ND 58107 fax it to 241-5487 or email blind@forumcommcomThe pitches are caused by wind striking snow dunes and it’s an eerie sort of song But the researchers argue it’s also an early warning sign for one of the nightmare scenarios in climate change science: the disintegration of Antarctica’s largest ice shelf and consequent slide of glaciers into the oceanThe song slows down when snow begins to melt in the ice shelf’s top layers That’s already happenedThe ice warbled to itself for centuries: a discordant song whose verses told the stories of cold winds and shifting snow dunes vibrating across AntarcticaIt wasn’t music as we think of it Days or months might pass between each tonal shift composed of notes so low and slow they were inaudible to human ears But if you could lie for 1000 years on the great Ross Ice Shelf and feel every minute shiver that passed through it – if you were snow itself – then you would know the chorusIn January 2016 the song went flatSped up thousands of times into the frequency range of human hearing it sounded as though the ice’s warble faded to something like a dial tone – a moaning dirge that lasted for two of the warmest weeks on record for the polar continent A song that warned of melting snowIf the worst fears of climate scientists come true – if in some particularly warm month this century the 500-mile-long Ross Ice Shelf collapses like a ruined border wall allowing Antarctica’s interior glaciers to flow past it into swelling oceans – we might see little of the calamity’s beginningWhen a smaller ice shelf collapsed on the other side of West Antarctica in January 2002 we were blind"Scientists monitoring daily satellite images of the Antarctic Peninsula watched in amazement as almost the entire Larsen B Ice Shelf splintered and collapsed in just over one month" NASA wrote in its memorial to that 10000-year-old platform of ice"It collapsed between pictures of a satellite" Julien Chaput a geophysicist at Colorado State University told The Washington Post "One picture it was there The next it wasn’t" But the ice shelf was sick long before its spectacular death As Chaput explained it the early stages of disintegration are insidious and largely invisible to satellitesRepeat heat waves cause the carpet of snow atop the ice shelf to melt and refreeze With each refreeze the snow gets harder Eventually it gets so hard that pools of water form on the snow’s surface and trickle downward carving tunnels in the snow to reach the ice beneathThe ice weakens like a rotting boat hull under the meltwater’s assault It cracks Only near the end is the extent of the damage obvious to satellites when the entire shelf – ice snow and all – breaks apart and dissolves into the ocean within daysThis is to put it mildly a lousy warning system for the end of the world as we know itBut as Chaput and his team demonstrated in a paper published by the American Geophysical Union last week a wounded ice shelf will sing about its troubles long before it shows them to usThe discovery was "a complete accident" Chaput said No one expected ice to singSeveral years ago a different team of researchers installed dozens of seismic stations across the Ross Ice Shelf Like many climate scientists they were concerned that if the France-size floating ice platform ever collapsed like Larsen B did in 2002 titanic glaciers behind it would be free to escape the mainland of Antarctica eventually raising ocean levels by several feet"For now the Ross Ice Shelf seems to be stable" Chaput said "But that could change extremely rapidly and without warning"The seismic stations were designed to measure what the Earth’s crust and mantle are doing beneath the ice – massive vibrations on the scale of earthquakesBut as Chaput reviewed the data set from late 2014 to 2017 he noticed something in the sine waves: a subtle song vibrating through the top layers of snow"You had these pitches these incredibly defined tones persistent and defined at each station" he said "They’d change all the time with changes in air temperature and storm events and wind events"Even the movement of a snow dune could alter the frequencies Chaput said It was as if the entire snow bed were grooved out like an old phonograph record humming with the rustle of the atmosphere aboveThe notes hovered around 5 hertz about four times lower than human ears can detect But Chaput could easily speed them up enough to hear – compressing days-long rhythms into minutes or secondsThat’s how he was able to hear what happened in early 2016 – when an especially warm summer came to Antarctica and the phonograph skippedChaput didn’t discover the great melt event of January 2016 As Chris Mooney wrote in The Washington Post it disturbed scientists who learned of it at the timeThe two-week melt left nothing so obvious as a lake on the surface of the Ross Ice Shelf Rather it turned a patch of snow the size of Texas wet and slushy as the air temperature rose to above freezing Scientists detected it at first through the presence of vapor clouds above the ice shelf Mooney wrote then used microwave satellites to confirm the damageBut when in the music of the snow the melting was impossible to missAt seismic stations across the ice shelf the warbling vibrations grew quiet Notes stretched out into a long drone at some locations like a tornado siren going off To Chaput it sounded like a two-week-long groan"It doesn’t sound super happy to me" he saidThe music of the ice he explained is made by wind passing over snow dunes and sending vibrations through trillions of compressed ice crystals in the snow bed – called a firn "Snow is 80 percent air with flaky bonds between crystals" Chaput said "As they get weaker the velocity a wave travels gets lower so the tones go down It both lowers and gets quieter"All this might simply mean that Chaput found a depressing soundtrack for the melting of an ice cap But as described in his paper the music also holds potential as a measurement tool – something like a sonogram for the health of snow and ice in future warming evens of which he expects manyThat doesn’t mean we’ll like what we hearThe ancient warble of the Ross Ice Shelf returned shortly after the heat wave ended in late January as watery snow refroze and crystals reforged their bonds But at many of the listening stations it no longer sounds the same The warble now has something like a rasp"You can see the physical impact" Chaput said "When it gets cooled again the firn partially heals and rebounds in some ways but not entirely"He doesn’t know whether the Ross Ice Shelf will regain its original structure and voice or whether it’s been permanently damaged as the Larsen B Ice Shelf must have been long before it broke apartFor now however imperfectly it continues to sing—This article was written by Avi Selk a reporter for The Washington Post? had during the union’s meeting last Friday, The governor asked questions about the process and expressed interest in it, "You really need to be on top to win races. 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