Marco Reus Patience was the key for Dortmund win over Monaco

first_imgBorussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus feels that remaining calm and sticking to the plan was key to their 3-0 win over AS Monaco in the Champions LeagueThe Germany international was among the goalscorers in the second-half as Dortmund claimed another win to retain top spot in Group A with youngsters Jadon Sancho and Jacob Bruun Larsen grabbing the other two goals.“Monaco did very well in the first half, and at times they moved the ball around well. We had some problems creating chances to score, but we didn’t become nervous,” Reus told the Bundesliga website.“We had a good gameplan, wanted to play patiently and already showed that Monaco were slightly vulnerable in defence. In the second half, we played better from the back and created more gaps ahead of us.”The 29-year credited new head coach Lucien Favre for their unbeaten start to the season with Dortmund the new leaders of the Bundesliga.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I know what our coach can do and what kind of philosophy he has, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to me,” said Reus.“We certainly won’t beat all our opponents easily, but the way we’ve been playing – especially in our past two or three matches – makes me feel very positive and we know we can always score. There’s still a lot to do, though.“Monaco also had two or three really good chances on the break. If they’d done better with those, it could have been really dangerous for us. We currently have momentum on our side, but we still have to work hard for that.”Dortmund will next face FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.last_img read more

Manchester City midfielder David Silva set for City record

first_imgManchester City midfielder David Silva is set to break a club record during Monday’s Premier League game at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to FourFourTwo.The Spanish playmaker will make his 267th Premier League appearance for the Citizens, surpassing the club record previously held by Joe Hart.City boss Pep Guardiola has also picked Gabriel Jesus in attack after the striker returned to form with a four-goal haul in the team’s 9-0 drubbing of Burton Albion in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg.Sergio Aguero, who has been suffering from illness, starts on the bench alongside Kevin De Bruyne, who’s easing his way into full fitness after playing only six league games so far this season.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…With Benjamin Mendy still out injured, Danilo starts at left-back with John Stones and Aymeric Laporte as the centre-backs and Kyle Walker on the right.Wolves manager Nuno Espirito-Santo makes two changes to the team that beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup, with Rui Patricio back between the sticks and Matt Doherty restored to the right-wing back position.last_img read more

PDM Sworn into Office

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#PDMSwornIn PDM sworn into Office Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PDMSwornIn Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI,  December 21, 2016 –  The People’s Democratic Movement was officially sworn into Office on December 20th 2016. The party was successful in securing victory at the polls on December 15th winning 10 out of 15 electoral seats. Ministerial appointments are as follows:Hon. Sharlene Cartwright- Robinson– Premier and Minister of Finance, Trade and InvestmentHon. Sean R. Astwood– Deputy Premier and Minister of Immigration and Border Control and EmploymentHon. Vaden D. Williams– Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and CommunicationHon. McMillin Goldray Ewing– Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and PlanningHon. Josephine Connolly-Minister of Education, Youth, Sports, Culture and Library ServicesHon. Edwin Astwood– Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human ServicesHon. Ralph Higgs- Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and CultureThe party has agreed that there will be periodic rotation of Ministerial positions.The PDM has selected Hon. Karen Malcolm to serve as Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly.Hon. Derek Taylor will work out of the Premier’s Office in Grand Turk.Hon. Douglas Parnell will work of out of the Premier’s Office in Providenciales and will spearhead negotiations on constitutional change, UK relations, business development and inward investment.Hon. Dwayne Taylor has been selected to become Speaker of the House of Assembly upon the opening of the House of Assembly.Mr. Maxovonno Thomas has been selected to become the PDM Government’s appointed member to the House of Assembly.center_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Former TCI Chief Minister gets unanimous support as new Deputy Speaker

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – Former Chief Minister and longest serving TCI Parliamentarian, Hon Derek Taylor was last Wednesday, July 26, named the new Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly.   Following the shake up in the PDM Administration, where Hon Josephine Connolly was replaced by Hon Karen Malcolm as the Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services there was a hole created and questions arose about who would be the new deputy speaker; a post Malcolm had previously held.With nomination by the Premier, second by the Deputy Premier and unanimous support by members of the House, Hon Taylor took the job, the first time he functions in this capacity in 24 years and seven terms in Parliament.   Today, Hon Taylor shared with Magnetic Media that he counts it an opportunity to work with the Speaker on the House of Assembly library and to interact with regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, CPA and the CPA as a whole.”While there was no division on or objection to the nomination vote, which was taken a week ago today, the Opposition PNP side was silent and gave no ‘aye’ or ‘nay’ in the move to make Derek Taylor the new Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly.Hon Taylor, who chaired the inaugural budget session of the new PDM Government and who is considered the ‘grandfather of the House of Assembly’ added that he is excited about working with the youth of the TCI in the Youth Parliament.#MagneticMediaNews#Hon.DerekTaylor#TCIgetsnewDeputySpeaker Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Fulford warns the Premier not to give more power to the British

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 14, 2017 – Providenciales – It is incumbent upon me to warn the government members of Parliament to abstain from voting yes to giving the Governor one of primary powers   that an elected government has, which is the power to appoint members to the various statutory boards in our country.   All over the world, appointment to Statutory Boards are not a bi-partisan act, is simply a government’s appointment of  its supporters who campaigned passionately about a certain ministry and how they can bring about improvements to that ministry.The Bill which is set to be debated before the House of Assembly  on the 1 year anniversary of the election of the new Government, will deliver a fatal  blow to the legacy of JAGS and what he as a person, his Party and his Government  stood for.   The Bill will give the Governor the power to do as he likes and act as he pleases without any reference to the Minister with the authority for  that particular statutory Board.   The Boards’ membership will immediately be reduced  which means staunch supporters of the present Government who have been recently appointed to these Boards will very likely see their appointments rescinded and may no longer be able to serve on a  board nor make a contribution to their country via their Board Appointment.What is most troubling to us the electorate, is this – to what end is this measure being taken? Why is it that the overseas Colonial powers  want this power and  authority removed from the hands of the elected officials and put in the Governor’s Hands?  Is it because the country is broke and cannot afford to pay the measly sums to Board members monthly?  No! because the Premier indicated we have 101 Million in surplus. Is it because the Board members are incompetent?  No, it is not, as many of these Board members have degrees, life or work experience in the industry related to the  Boards upon which they sit .Then what is it? From the pattern of the British’s’ behavior over the last 9 years, one can only conclude it is because they are of the view that the Board Members and the Country as whole cannot self-govern and this view though it pains me to say in this day and age may be directly due to certain historical, abhorrent racial ideologies. It is because the Board Members are Turks and Caicos Islanders.   It is because the British do not trust the Board members. It is because it is in line with the FCO policy of having a “greater British presence” in TCI.How is it, that this JAGS’ ideal based Government  can sit in silence and light the fire that will burn us all to ashes by abdicating and transferring its  power to the Governor? Is it because the Premier is drawing on her experience as a former “YES SIR”, Consultative Forum member and simply giving in to every whim of the British and has put the fear of God in her elected colleagues by firing Josephine?If the Premier is the “best man for the job” of championing the cause of her fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders who  voted for her resoundingly one year ago, then she should truly stand up and withdraw this bill from the house – after all the opposition only have a say but her government has the numbers to have their way!MARK A FULFORD Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Delle Alli knows Tottenham wasnt perfect

first_imgThe Spurs’ player was happy about getting a 3-1 win over Chelsea, but he knows the team didn’t play wellTottenham Hotspur defeated Chelsea 3-1 yesterday in the English Premier League.And Dele Alli scored his team’s first goal and although he was happy for the win, he knew the club’s performance could have been better.“It was a top performance from us, not perfect, there are still some things we need to improve on, but we dominated from the first whistle,” said Dele to the club’s official website.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“The fans were right behind us, kept us going and we didn’t want to give Chelsea a chance to play their way into the game.”“We knew how important it was to start the game well and to maintain that level for 90 minutes is difficult but we showed great character to do that and we’re obviously happy with the win,” he added.“We knew they like to play out from the back and keep the ball – they are a possession-based team like a lot of the top teams are now.”“We wanted to get down their necks early and win the ball high up the pitch and if not, turn the ball over where we could and attack them as quickly as we could once they were out of position,” he commented.last_img read more

FW Partners with Opinion App Maker to Create Mobile Community

first_imgFor F+W, the objective is to create an art, design and photography community. “We’ve been looking at different mobile app proposals when Kurani approached us with this idea,” says Gary Lynch, publisher and editorial director for F+W’s design community, including the HOW, Print and I.D. brands.  “We liked that it was being created by designers for designers, the navigation was simple and intuitive and crowdsourcing is popular among our customer base.”Lynch says Kurani Interactive builds the app and manages the service while F+W’s design community attracts new users.  F+W markets the service to its audience and receives a share of revenue, which is split with Kurani. Advertising generally appears in the “results” section of the app.“What we get out of the deal is the opportunity to build our brand and the creation of a new revenue stream with little downside risk,” Lynch says.Since launching, Kurani says Opinionaided has received more than 4 million responses to more than 50,000 questions. He says users are spending an average of 40 minutes each week using the app. In a move to further integrate its vibrant arts community with the growing mobile world, F+W Media has struck a partnership with Opinionaided, a software company that helps users get and give opinions over mobile devices in real time.Incubated by Red Bank, New Jersey-based technology company Kurani Interactive, the Opinionaided application launched July 12 and allows users to ask a larger community of registered users their opinions on any topic of their choice. The free app currently is available on Apple’s iPhone and the plan is to extend the platform to Android and Blackberry soon. There also is a Web version with limited functionality that was created mainly so people can access to it from Facebook.After registering, users are able to post questions, answer other people’s questions, reply to and vote for the best responses. “Initially, we anticipated people would only vote, on average, about 10 times per month,” Opinionaided founder and CEO Dan Kurani tells FOLIO:. “Since we launched, we’re seeing that the average person votes on queries about 200 times per month. And instead of using it as a tool to ask a lot of questions it turns out people are using it as a tool to help other people.”The app, Kurani says, is built on a centralized database with a PHP-based back-end. In all, he says the mobile community consists of about 15 sub topics, including home and garden, fitness and gaming. Kurani says Opinionaided is looking to partner with publishers and other brands to build out those categories. “For publishers, it extends their mobile footprint at no cost and can be a valuable tool for developing their audience, and collecting data,” he says. last_img read more

Thrillist Announces Launch of New BBQ Vertical Grillist

first_img In February of this year, Miller Lite approached Thrillist, and the two companies found they had a “mutual desire to elevate the backyard experience and specifically to put the grill at the forefront,” Rones said. In 2008, Thrillist launched JackThreads, a men’s online shopping site that expanded the company into the e-commerce world. “We’re extremely excited to not only go deeper into a category that we now our readers care so much about, but also to be able to partner with a brand like Miller Lite on such a unique program,” Jody Rones, SVP advertising sales and solutions, said in a press release. Social media is “increasingly more valuable today than five to ten years ago, because, beyond reaching people at the event, we can reach four to five million more people on social,” Rones explained. Rones tells Folio: that the publication began exploring the idea of a vertical focused on grilling at the end of last summer. The decision was based on data measuring audience engagement with Thrillist content, which revealed, “grilling is center stage for our audience.” As such, Miller Lite and Thrillist have created a backyard set in Queens. There they will shoot four videos, two of which will be integrated with the brand and two that will not, also to be shared on social media. The first BBQ event was held in LA last week and the next will take place in Austin, followed by Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Some of this branded content may also include videos and photos from the live events throughout the summer, Rones explained. These visuals will be shared on social media to recap each event and let attendees re-live the night, and also to potentially attract a new audience. In conjunction with the launch, Thrillist, partnering with Miller Lite, will host a Backyard BBQ event series. These barbecues will transform urban spaces in six cities across the nation into the “Thrillist x Miller Lite Backyard,” where videos and photos for the vertical will be shot. “In all of our vertical extensions, we first and foremost want to make sure it’s content they [the audience] like,” he explained.center_img The new Grillist vertical is in line with the brand’s long-time strategy. “We at Thrillist have been focused on expanding our vertical strategy,” said Rones. New verticals may be year-round or seasonal, like Grillist, but above all, he emphasized the importance of maintaining Thrillist’s core identity. Through these events, as well as the online content, the publication wants to promote the idea that “the grill is the centerpiece of the backyard […] it’s the essence of summer.” That is part of the reason why Grillist is an “in season” vertical, as a fair amount of their audience can only grill in the summer. Rones confirmed that the vertical will return next summer. The launch of Grillist comes in the wake of other vertical expansions since Thrillist’s conception. The company started as a daily lifestyle newsletter in 2005, and over the years has become an online content network reaching 16 million unique web visitors, with more than 75 offline events produced annually.  A screenshot of Grillist ​Thrillist has announced the launch of ‘Grillist,’ a new vertical dedicated to grilling, which will be live on its website from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Thrillist announced Thrillist Travel, a year-round vertical dedicated to travel, in 2013. On top of that, the brand added an additional 40+ markets that year alone. Grillist will provide Thrillist’s audience with tips, recipes, and all things necessary to enjoy the upcoming summer—and the grill—in their backyard. Content will range from the best marinades on the market to tips from nationally recognized meat experts, and more. In addition, Thrillist wanted to expand upon their events portfolio and reach their audience in a more direct way, creating custom branded content with Miller Lite.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of June 3 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of June 3, 2018:Full-Time Long-Term Substitute Grade 1 Teacher at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Materials And Distribution Associate at Hewlett Packard EnterpriseFull-Time Weld Leader at Janis Research CompanyFull-Time Operations Analyst at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Maintenance Worker at CareOne at WilmingtonFull-Time Teacher Assistant at May InstituteFull-Time Sales Center Leader at Bimbo Bakeries USAPart-Time Afternoon Loader/Warehouse Associate at Optima ShippingFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Project Superintendent at Trinity Building & Construction ManagementFull-Time Kindergarten Teacher at Wildwood Elementary SchoolFull-Time Customer Service Representative at Parterre Flooring SystemsPart-Time Officer Coordinator at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Pest Control Technician at RollinsFull-Time Sales Operations Analyst at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Resin Operator at Lubrizol CorporationFull-Time Manager at Dunkin Donuts (next to Rocco’s)Full-Time Manager In Training at Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Payroll Analyst I at Charles River LaboratoriesFull-Time/Part-Time Host/Dining Room Coordinator at Red Heat TavernLong-Term Substitute Kindergarten Teacher at Wildwood Early Childhood CenterFull-Time Telecommunication Customer Service Representative at PRIMUS ManagementFull-Time Area Manager at FedEx WarehousePart-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Settlement Operations Manager at Ametros Financial CorporationPart-Time Dietary Aide at CareOne at WilmingtonFull-Time Administrative Assistant at Garrick-Santo LandscapeFull-Time/Part-Time Shifts at Dunkin Donuts (321 Main Street)Full-Time/Part-Time Front & Back of the House Positions at Rocco’s RestaurantFull-Time Sales Manager at Mattress FirmFull-Time Youth Director at Wilmington Community TelevisionPart-Time Delivery Driver at OptimaFull-Time Summer Job Carpet Cleaning at New England Carpet MasterFull-Time Carpet & Floor Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterFull-Time Mover & Driver Supervisor at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Digital Media Lead at World Travel HoldingsFull-Time Partner Marketing Manager at OSRAM SylvaniaFull-Time Route Sales Representative at AramarkFull-Time & Part-Time Positions at SaversFull-Time Warehouse Worker at Northeast Air SolutionsFull-Time Manager in Training in Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Personal Insurance Account Manager in HUB InternationalPart-Time Residential Life Coach at Nu-Path, Inc.Full-Time Sanitation (Food Manufacturing) at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Shipping and Receiving Clerk at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Customer Service Representative at SpeedwayFull-Time Employee Relations Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Call Center Dispatcher at Security SourceFull-Time/Part-Time Driver at West Springfield Auto PartsFull-Time Driver & Mover at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time School Nurse at Woburn Street SchoolFull-Time/Part-Time Logistics Team Member at TargetFull-Time Customer Service Representative at AramarkPart-Time Dog Groomer at Doggie Styles Mobile GroomingPart-Time Administrative Assistant at Winchester Hospital Family Medical CenterFull-Time Entry Level Site Surveyor at Vivint SolarFull-Time Supplier Development Engineer at Ametek, Inc.Full-Time Senior Technical Support Engineer at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Principal Electronics Engineer at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Machine Shop Inspector at Burlington Machine Shop(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Motorola will sell its first foldable phone likely the Razr this summer

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: See All More from MWC 2019 May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared 35 Photos The device is almost certainly a revival of the Razr brand, which The Wall Street Journal reported would be coming back with a $1,500 price tag. Engadget on Wednesday confirmed that the phone was coming.The summer launch puts it squarely in between the launch of the Galaxy Fold, slated for April 26, and the Mate X, which will launch around the middle of the year, and further highlights the burgeoning trend of foldable phones. The devices garnered tons of buzz and were the talk of a reinvigorated MWC at a time when interest in phones were starting to mature.Unlike the Galaxy Fold or Mate X, which fold out into larger displays, the Razr’s design, based on schematics from a patent filing discovered by blog 91Mobiles, flips down into a smaller device like the original Razr. News • Forget the Galaxy Fold and Mate X, the Motorola Razr is the foldable phone to beat Phones The design has some advantages, including protection of the display once it’s folded down. If it mimics the original phone, it’ll be much more compact too. But it’s unclear if consumers want to fold away their display. Samsung and Huawei are banking on people preferring the option of the larger display. The original Razr was one of the most recognizable brands and helped drive Motorola’s success for years during the flip phone era. The ultra-thin phone first started off at the then-outrageous price of $500 as an exclusive phone for Cingular Wireless (now AT&T.) It was one of the most successful phones in history, selling more than 50 million units within two years of its debut.Motorola, however, couldn’t capitalize on the success of the Razr, and fell further behind as the industry moved on to more sophisticated phones. Google purchased Motorola in 2012, and then resold it two years later to Lenovo. Motorola has made its mark largely on well-outfitted budget phones like the Moto G franchise and its Moto Z franchise, which is upgradable to 5G via a Moto Mod attachment.Now, Lenovo has a chance to reinvigorate the Motorola brand with the Razr once more.The story originally published on Feb. 27 at 5:25 p.m. PT. Update, Feb. 28 at 4 a.m. PT: To include additional details on prior phones.  Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: CNET editors react $146 Review • Motorola Razr V3xx Share your voice • Mentioned Above Motorola Special Edition Black Razr V3 (AT&T) See itcenter_img Mobile World Congress 2019 Huawei Mate X triple threat: Foldable phone with 5G, lots of cameras Motorola Razr Mobile World Congress 2019 Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 9:54 Comments Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Galaxy S10 Plus ongoing review Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 feels like practical magic Mobile World Congress 2019 Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Preview • Motorola Razr Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone 8 reading • Motorola will sell its first foldable phone, likely the Razr, this summer Images from a design patent filed by Motorola in 2017. The filing went public in December. Motorola – Photo illustration by Ian Knighton/CNET Motorola is jumping into foldable phones. And it’s likely doing it with one of the most iconic names in the business. Motorola, a unit of Chinese consumer electronics giant Lenovo, plans to sell its foldable smartphone in the summer, according to a person familiar with the company’s plans. The person said the design would be unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which debuted last week, or the Huawei Mate X, which was shown off at the MWC Barcelona show on Sunday. Lenovo Motorola Samsunglast_img read more

Google Earths new Carmen Sandiego game will awaken your inner gumshoe

first_img Online Gaming Can you find Carmen Sandiego in Google Earth’s new game? Google Earth It’s been almost 30 years, but Carmen Sandiego isn’t done jet setting around the globe and teaching us about it. The international master thief, a positive role model of course, has taught us the capitals of countries, the locations of historic events, and other geographical facts. Sandiego was such a staple for ’90s kids that Google said it’s releasing a series of games in Google Earth. The first, The Crown Jewels Caper, is available now and pays homage to the original franchise. You can play on web browser, Android or iOS. Your assignment from ACME is to track the elusive Sandiego from London to her hideout. You’ll use the magnifying glass to interview witnesses in different cities and gather clues. When you think you’ve figured out the next step, click the airplane icon to fly to the next city.”[O]ur game is an homage to the original. It’s for all those gumshoes who grew up with the chase, and for the next generation feeling that geography itch for the first time,” Vanessa Schneider, program manager at Google Earth, said in a blog post Wednesday.In January, Netflix released a reboot of the show. Gina Rodriguez lends her voice to Sandiego. The show announced its second season in February.Originally published March 13.Update, March 18: Added more details Carmen Sandiego game. Post a comment Google Tags 0center_img Share your voice 1:20 Now playing: Watch this: This $150 smartwatch lets kids call and text their parentslast_img read more

Scientists suggest Mars still has an active underground water system

first_imgNASA/JPL/University of Arizona First we learned that Mars may be hiding a lake under its southern ice cap. Now a new study points to an active groundwater system that may be lurking deep below the planet’s equatorial regions, feeding a mysterious phenomenon on the Martian surface.  If the study holds water, it would be a huge paradigm shift for the dusty, barren planet. And it could open up new avenues of exploration.  Two researchers at the University of Southern California, Abotalib Z. Abotalib and Essam Heggy, posit that “recurring slope lineae” (RSL), dark streaks that periodically appear on the side of Martian craters, are being created by an active, deep reservoir of salty water.    The study, published Thursday in Nature Geoscience, used images provided by HiRISE, a high-resolution camera aboard the NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circling the red planet, to analyze distinct surface features.  The duo examined images of Palikir crater, which has previously been shown to harbor RSL and is a prime location for present-day water flows, to come up with their new hypothesis. They discovered that RSL most commonly emanate from fractures and cracks in Palikir’s surface.  “Mars is not hydrologically dead,” says Heggy. “There is an active groundwater system on Mars that is causing the recurring slope lineae.” 4:38 In the past scientists, have hypothesized a number of reasons the RSL appear on the side of Martian craters, including the idea that they may just be sand flows rather than a phenomenon caused by water. Other groups have suggested they’re caused by seeping salt water that originates from just below the surface. However, radar experiments imaging the Martian surface have not been able to identify any shallow pools of groundwater. Heggy and Abotalib’s background, studying aquifers and groundwater flow in Earth’s desert environments, prompted them to look at the Mars RSL hypothesis from another angle — and they began to see similarities with our planet’s deserts. Their proposal suggests that the water originates from about half a mile below the surface (approximately 750 meters) and that high pressure forces the liquid up through the soil and eventually through cracks and fractures on the surface — resulting in the RSL. “We have seen the same mechanisms in the North African Sahara and in the Arabian Peninsula, and it helped us explore the same mechanism on Mars,” says Abotalib. An important feature of the Mars’ RSL is seasonality. Typically, they appear during the Mars summer and disappear in the fall. Heggy suggests that in the fall, when it’s cooler, the water freezes over the fractures, preventing the RSL from forming. In summer, warm weather allows the pressurized water to flow up and out through the cracks, seeping down the slopes. But with all this high-resolution imaging, why haven’t we spotted the liquid flows before? Tags Stunning images of Mars from the European Space Agency 17 Photos Originally published 9 a.m. PTUpdated 2:10 p.m. PT: Adds Nature Geoscience paper Post a comment “They last for a very short amount of time due to the condition of the surface and pressure on Mars,” explains Heggy. “We don’t have sufficient temporal coverage on Mars to witness that happen in real time.” The tantalizing prospect of water on Mars has long been discussed and researched because of the opportunities it presents to discover life or provide a means for colonization. But for Heggy, this study is less about proving Mars is somewhere humans may one day set up shop and more about our own planet.  “Water on Mars is very important, not to colonize Mars, but to understand how our own planet is evolving,” he says. “The importance of groundwater is never about using it as a sustainable resource for humans on Mars.” The mystery of the Mars’ RSL now has another viable theoretical candidate, but there’s still work to be done. NASA Mars rover Curiosity has been exploring regions close to where the RSL form but has not studied them, and direct evidence of an active groundwater system still eludes areologists. Heggy and Abotalib will focus on rectifying that. “We’re going to be trying to see what are the best ways to find direct evidence or map these groundwater systems, potentially using future probing experiments,” he says.    It’s been a bumper year for Mars water discoveries. In February, researchers at the University of Utrecht suggested they’d discovered evidence that a deep groundwater system had once existed on Mars, given the features they’d observed in craters. On Wednesday, scientists from the University of Chicago suggested that rivers still raged less than 1 billion years ago.  With NASA and the European Space Agency sending rovers to Mars in 2020 — and researchers scouring the planet for signs of groundwater — it might not be long before we have definitive evidence that Mars isn’t as dry as we once thought.  center_img RIP Mars Rover Opportunity Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 0 NASA’s history-making Mars rover Opportunity declared dead Opportunity leaves us with one final, glorious panorama The Red Planet won’t stop killing our rovers NASA Opportunity rover witnessed the wild side of Mars Sci-Techlast_img read more

NASA telescope discovers three intriguing planets hiding around nearby star

first_img Tags TESS discoveries NASA’s planet finder discovers weird new world and 6 exploding stars NASA’s TESS planet hunter spots super-Earths around star that’s visible to naked eye null Cosmic dead ringers: 27 super strange-looking space objects 2:02 TESS found TOI 270’s intriguing planets by looking for a dimming of the host star that indicates a planet passing around it. The planet closest to the star is about 25% bigger than Earth and is likely rocky. This “super-Earth” is called TOI 270 b. Don’t expect to send colonists there. NASA described it as “oven-hot” thanks to its proximity to its star.   The other planets, TOI 270 c and TOI 270 d, are likely closer to gas-giant Neptune in makeup. “Planet c and d might best be described as mini-Neptunes, a type of planet not seen in our own solar system,” said NASA.toi270-infographicEnlarge ImageThis NASA infographic shows how TOI 70’s planets compare to Earth. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scott Wiessinger The exoplanets’ discovery is just the start. “TOI-270 will soon allow us to study this ‘missing link’ between rocky Earth-like planets and gas-dominant mini-Neptunes, because here all of these types formed in the same system ” said Maximilian Günther, lead author of a paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Monday.TESS launched in 2018 and has been on a roll with exoplanet finds, including spotting a planet with three suns.Astronomers plan to take another look at TOI 270 after NASA’s next-generation James Webb Space Telescope launches, hopefully in 2021. TESS is great at spotting exoplanets of all kinds, but what we’re really excited about is finding planets that may have liquid water and could potentially support life. Don’t count TOI 270 out on that front. There may even be more planets in the system waiting to be discovered.  NASA Space Share your voicecenter_img 0 Now playing: Watch this: TESS before launch. NASA NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) just scored another science triumph with the discovery of three fascinating planets hanging out at a nearby star. One is a super-Earth, slightly bigger than our own planet. The other two are Neptune-like exoplanets, the likes of which you won’t find in our own solar system.The star is known as “TESS Object of Interest 270,” or TOI 270 for short. Its more formal name is “UCAC4 191-004642,” but that’s a mouthful. The star is 40% smaller than our sun and is also about a third cooler. It hangs out 73 light-years away, which qualifies it as a neighbor.  Sci-Tech Originally published July 29, 10:39 a.m. PT 27 Photos This satellite could find alien lifelast_img read more

Tata to Launch Nano Plus Will Tatas Cheapest Car Get New Lease

first_imgEarlier this month, we had reported that Tata’s cheapest offering Nano is getting a makeover with Nano Diesel and Nano Twist. It is now being said that besides Nano Twist and Diesel, Tata Nano Plus, a new variant is also in the offing.Following the launch of Nano Twist and Nano Diesel, Nano Plus, a new model would hit the Indian markets soon, according to the Economic Times. Tata would offer the new variant of Nano with exciting features like front disc brakes, improved aircon, bucket seats, new dashboard, LED headlamps and fog lights, revised hood styling and open-able tail.Tata appears to be trying hard to make Nano the Indian auto aficionados’ car with the strategic reposition of the vehicle. Nano, which was expected to capture the common man’s taste in the domestic market failed to do so when launched in the country. Even though the maker of the car made numerous attempts to revive Nano’s market in the sub-continent, the effort did not yield good result.However, Tata was not ready to give up just yet. The news of Nano coming in new avatars has been hitting the headlines for quite some time. Interestingly, Tata group’s chairman Ratan Tata, who dreamt of making Nano poor man’s car, recently opined that labeling Nano as the cheapest car was unfortunate and the company is planning to re-launch the car in new avatars. “We are on the fast journey in making the transformation, making sure all the fundamentals are in place, in trying to create aspiration around the brand, but a slow journey in making sure we don’t mess (up) on the fundamentals,” a company spokesperson told ET adding, “We should see a tipping point in the next six months’ time.”At present, Nano is available in five variants which include Tata Nano STD, Tata Nano CX, Tata Nano LX, Tata Nano CNG CX and Tata Nano CNG LX. The petrol variant of the car is powered by a 0.6-litre MPFI engine, which churns out a power of 37.4 bhp and a peak torque of 51 Nm. The engine is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox.The upcoming Nano diesel is speculated to pack an 800 cc common rail diesel engine under the hood, which can churn out a power of 40.2 bhp and torque of 70 Nm. Earlier reports suggested that the diesel Nano is likely to offer a mileage of 30+ kmpl, which is currently the best in the Indian market.Additionally, Tata is also gearing up to offer its least expensive car with power steering developed by ZF. The new avatar of Tata Nano with power steering will be called Nano Twist and will be launched in the market on 15 January, 2014.last_img read more

BSE closes points 4634 up on Jan 16

first_imgBSE closes points 46.34 up on Jan 162K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 46.34 up on Jan 162K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 46.34 points up to stand at 28,121.89. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 19.65 points up to stand at 8,513.80. SUNTV and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.04% and 9.09% along with TV18 BROADCAST and SUZLON with an increase of 8.12% and 7.54% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYPR with a decrease of 4.92% and 4.49% along with JETAIRWAYS and Welspun Corp LTD. with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.12% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 35.42 points at 19,342.32 while the banking sector is down 1.89 points at 22,021.41 and the reality sector is up 8.44 points at 1,619.87. The Indian currency is up 0.05% at Rs 62.03 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 46.34 points up to stand at 28,121.89. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 19.65 points up to stand at 8,513.80. SUNTV and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.04% and 9.09% along with TV18 BROADCAST and SUZLON with an increase of 8.12% and 7.54% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYPR with a decrease of 4.92% and 4.49% along with JETAIRWAYS and Welspun Corp LTD. with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.12% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 35.42 points at 19,342.32 while the banking sector is down 1.89 points at 22,021.41 and the reality sector is up 8.44 points at 1,619.87. The Indian currency is up 0.05% at Rs 62.03 per dollar.last_img read more

Budget to chart stock markets direction in actionpacked week ahead

first_imgAs fears of the demonetisation-led slowdown to the Indian economy eased and quarterly earnings of auto and certain FMCG companies seemed shrugging off any major worry from the demand perspective, stock markets rebounded sharply, with the benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty attaining pre-demonetisation levels last week. ITC, 30 other stocks hit 52-week high on Friday; is it pre-budget rally?The Sensex jumped 847.96 points, or 3.14 percent, to settle at 27,882.46, while The NSE Nifty 50 index rallied by 291.90 points or 3.50 per cent to settle at 8,641.25.As markets gained strength in the run up to a pre-budget rally, for the first time after the note ban on November 8 and Donald Trump’s win in the US presidential election on November 9, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were also seen convincingly buying Indian equities.However, the next lies an all-important action-packed week, which investors will be eyeing with bated breath. Budget 2017: On Wednesday (February 1), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present his fourth Union Budget and on Tuesday (January 31), the Economic Survey will be tabled. Even though the consensus remains that it will be a populist Budget, markets do expect the finance minister to respect the self-committed fiscal deficit to GDP target of 3.3-3.4 percent for FY 2017-18.Among other measures expected from the Budget are an upward revision of the exemption threshold for personal income tax, as well as a reduction in corporate tax rates; a road map for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST); an increase in capital spending and other steps to boost consumption. However, markets are likely to get unnerved if the government introduces or reclassifies the definition of long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax or increases the securities transaction tax (STT).GAAR clarification: On Monday, Markets are likely to positively react to the Central Board of Direct Taxes’ clarification that the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) will not be invoked against those foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) who can prove their main purpose is not to obtain tax benefits by locating in a certain jurisdiction. FOMC Meet: The two-day US Federal Market Open Committee (FOMC) meeting is scheduled for January 31 and February 1 and investors will be watching for the Committee’s outlook for the US economy and interest rates in 2017. At the same time, reactions to US President Trump’s decision to ban entry of citizens of seven Muslim countries into the US will be keenly watched. Facebook and Google CEOs have reacted adversely to Trump’s move. However, Indian IT companies are expected to be affected immediately.Additionally, the next round of corporate results will also decide the near-term trend of the markets. Heavyweights like Housing lender HDFC, Grasim, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, ICICI Bank and ONGC will come up with their quarterly numbers the next week.last_img read more

21Aug grenade attack case arguments start 23 Oct

first_img21 august grenade attack. File PhotoA Dhaka court is scheduled to start hearing the closing arguments on 23 October in a case lodged over grenade attack at the rally of the then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina, now prime minister, in capital’s Bangabandhu Avenue on 21 August 2004, reports state-run BSS news agency.BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman, Jamaat-e-Islami’s executed secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, former state minister for home affairs Lutfuzzaman Babar were among others charge-sheeted in 2012 following a fresh investigation into the matter after Awami League (AL) government came to power in 2009.”Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 is set to hear the arguments on 23, 24 and 25 October, to complete the trial over one of the most brutal and heinous attacks on political leaders and activists,” Syed Rezaur Rahman, chief prosecutor in the sensational case, told BSS.A total of 225 prosecution witnesses testified in the case, while 20 witnesses were produced by the defence.A total of 24 AL leaders and workers including the then Mahila Awami League president and wife of late president Zillur Rahman, Ivy Rahman, were killed and 500 others were injured in the attack. Sheikh Hasina and the front ranking leaders escaped the carnage narrowly.According to the case documents, then sub-inspector Faruk Hossain of Motijheel police station filed the case on 22 August 2004.Criminal Investigation Department (CID) senior ASP Fazlul Kabir on 11 June 2008, filed the charge sheet in the case against 22 people including chief of Bangladesh chapter of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) Mufti Abdul Hannan.Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 on 3 August 2009, ordered further investigation, accepting a plea of the prosecution.New investigation officer and superintendant of police of CID Abdul Kahar Akand on 3 July 2011, filed two separate charge sheets, one for murder and another under explosive substances act, against total 52, including BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman.”Of the total 52 accused, 18 are yet to be arrested, eight are on bail and the rest are behind the bars. Former Jamaat secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid has been hanged in crimes against humanity case, while Mufti Hannan and his associate Shahidul Alam Bipul have been executed for 2004 grenade attack at Shah Jalal shrine in Sylhet and their names have been dropped from the case,” advocate Mosharraf Hossain Kajal, special public prosecutor, told BSS.Of the high profile accused in the case, former state minister for home affairs Lutfuzzaman Babar, former deputy minister for information Abdus Salam Pintu are in jail.Former top officials of police Ashraful Huda, Shahudul Haque, Khoda Boksh Chowdhury, SP Ruhul Amin, ASP Atikur Rahman and Abdur Rashid are on bail in the case.According to the intelligence sources, of the fugitives, Tarique Rahman is in London, Shah Mofazzal Hossain Kaikobad in the Middle East, Mohammad Hanif of Hanif Enterprise is in Kolkata, retired major general ATM Amin in the USA, retired lieutenant colonel Saiful Islam Joardar in Canada, Ratul Babu in India, Anisul Morsalin and Mohibul Mottakin are in Indian jail and Mawala Tazuddin is in South Africa.last_img read more

Senate Gives Approval To Two AbortionRelated Bills

first_imgMichael Stravato for The Texas TribuneA woman reflects quietly in the waiting room at Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast’s ambulatory surgical center in Houston Friday, August 2, 2013.The Texas Senate gave approval to two abortion-related bills on Wednesday.The upper chamber gave final passage to Senate Bill 8, which would ban what opponents call “partial-birth” abortions and put restrictions on donating fetal tissue, and gave initial approval to Senate Bill 415, which would ban doctors from performing dilation and evacuation abortions.Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, said he sponsored SB 8 because Texas law enforcement “lacks the authority to enforce the ban on partial-birth abortion.” The procedure is already prohibited by federal law, and Schwertner said he wants to align state and federal statute, allowing Texas law enforcement to prosecute cases.The other main function of SB 8 would be a ban on the sale of fetal tissue and increased restrictions on donations of such tissue for medical research. The sale of fetal tissue is illegal under federal law, but if a patient consents, abortion clinics may donate fetal tissue for use in medical research. Federal law allows clinics to be reimbursed for costs “associated with the transportation, implantation, processing preservation, quality control, or storage of human fetal tissue” for research purposes.While presenting his bill, Schwertner cited videos released in 2015 that showed Planned Parenthood officials across the nation, including in Houston, discussing how their providers obtain fetal tissue for medical research. Though the videos have been widely debunked, abortion opponents claim they are evidence of Planned Parenthood employees admitting to selling fetal tissue.The only debate the bill faced before confirmation was over an amendment by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, which would allow a women whose pregnancy was terminated to request the donation of any aborted fetal tissue for medical research that could, she said, “save lives.” Though Schwertner agreed that “research is important,” he said his bill aimed to remove “any incentive of utilization of human fetal tissue for profit.”Zaffirini’s amendment was voted down.The bill received a Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing last month, which Schwertner chairs.“What we want to do is get away from profiting motive as well as middlemen dealing with fetal tissue,” Schwertner said at that hearing.The Senate also tentatively approved SB 415, by Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, which targets dilation and evacuation abortions — second-trimester procedures where doctors use surgical instruments to grasp and remove pieces of fetal tissue. Opponents call them “dismemberment abortions.”During a heated debate on the Senate floor, Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, asked Perry whether he had consulted with any obstetrics and gynecology groups before drafting the bill. Perry said no.Later, Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, told the chamber that medical professionals agree that the dilation and evacuation procedure is the safest way to perform an abortion after the first trimester and said the bill would potentially punish doctors who use the procedure to save a woman’s life.Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, then introduced an amendment that would allow doctors to perform the procedure if it is the safest available option for a pregnant woman. The amendment failed. The bill is scheduled for a final vote on Monday.Read more:Senate Health and Human Services Committee members heard emotional testimony last month from reproductive rights activists and abortion opponents over three measures that would further restrict the procedure.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2017/03/15/texas-senate-abortion-bills/.Texas Tribune mission statementThe Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sharelast_img read more

Prince Georges County Honors Excellence in Business

first_imgBy Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFROThe titans of Prince George’s county were gathered at the Gaylord National Harbor to honor new, innovative and community legends during the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards Gala.Rep. Steny Hoyer, County Executive Rushern Baker and State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, and many new and veteran leaders were among those honored at an event that celebrated business in the county.County Executive Rushern Baker and State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks stand on stage at the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards Gala. (Photo by Hamil Harris)“Tonight we are honoring the best of the best,” said NBC 4 anchor Leon Harris, who joined Praise 104’s Cheryl Jackson to host a three-hour event that honored business and civic leaders who have been transforming the county into a vibrant example of economic prosperity.Looking across a room filled with lawmakers and business leaders dressed to the nines, David C. Harrington, president and CEO of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce exuded so much pride as he welcomed people to an event in the RiverView Ballroom.“Tonight is about you! Your accomplishments, your persistence and your service on enhancing Prince George’s quality of life,” Harrington wrote in the gala program presented by Kaiser Permanente.Brunson Cooper, managing director of Corenic Construction, received the Millennial Entrepreneur of the year; Donna Cooper, president of Pepco, was named Business Woman of the Year; 2U was named Business of the Year, J.D. Clark Professional Services was named Small Business of the Year and Tonia Wellons, vice-president of Community Investment was named Community Leader of the Year.The night was a time to celebrate as well as a time to remember. Baker and Alsobrooks joined the Prince George’s County Police to honor Sgt. MuJahid A. Ramzziddin, who gave his life trying to help a victim of domestic violence. His widow accepted the award.NGEN received the IT Company of the Year; Dewberry was honored as Innovative Business of the Year; and two firms, Team Durant and the Metro Points Hotel, received Community Partner Awards.Inducted into the Chambers Hall of Fame was Dr. Charlene Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College; Thomas Graham, the retired president of Pepco Holdings and B. Doyle Mitchell, CEO of Industrial Bank.Hoyer, who is in his 38th year in Congress, received the Trailblazer Award and he used the occasion to tell people wherever he goes that he is, “from Prince George’s County,” and not “PG,” he said.  “You don’t call Prince William County PW County.  We are a model for the rest of the country.”Baker also received a “Special Award,” and used the occasion to praise “the best wife in the world,” and to talk about how far the county has come since he took office.Baker said that he was confident that with the election of  Alsobrooks as the county executive the county is being  put into good hands.  “I am so happy,” Baker said.last_img read more