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COSCO Strengthens Presence in Singapore

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Hong Kong-listed port operator COSCO Shipping Ports has signed an official agreement with PSA Corporation Limited (PSA) for the addition of two new berths at the COSCO-PSA Terminal (CPT) in Singapore.The final documents were signed following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked in November 2018.The two new berths have commenced official operation from January 1, 2019 and enabled the terminal to equip with five mega-vessel berths, increasing its annual handling capacity from previously 3 million TEUs to about 5 million TEUs.The new berths are supported by automated yard technology at Pasir Panjang Terminals, allowing for more efficient berthing arrangements, and enabling the terminal to increase productivity and greatly enhance its service capability.COSCO Shipping Ports said that the new berths support the needs of COSCO Shipping Group to accommodate mega-vessels and mega-alliances in the shipping industry.The terminal was established in 2003, as a joint venture between COSCO Shipping Ports and PSA. In 2017, CPT moved from its two-berth terminal to three mega berths, before bringing its berth tally to a total of five mega berths at PSA’s Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT) 5 and 6.last_img read more

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WBSU kicks off Korean language course

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal State University’s (WBSU) plan of commencing a school of foreign language has received a big boost, with the varsity being able to start a Korean language course.”We have started a six month course in Korean language and we have been able to convince the concerned ministry in Korea to fund the course. Two teachers from the country have come in our university and are teaching the foreign language. 25 students are already pursuing the course,” said Basab Chaudhuri, Vice-Chancellor of WBSU. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe six month course that comes at Rs 500 a month, will provide an idea of Korean language and culture. Classes with duration of two hours are being held thrice a week. It may be mentioned that the university has been working for the introduction of Korean language for the last two years. “Roping in suitable teachers and most importantly clearing the flow of foreign currency into the university’s account was a major challenge, which is still being sorted out,” a senior university official said. The varsity had conducted a survey and found out that if English and Chinese or English and Korean can be taught side by side, there is great scope for procuring job as ambassadors in China and Korea. “We want to tap this opportunity and for this we have introduced the certificate course in Korean and will follow it up with a similar course in Chinese language,” the official added. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe WBSU V-C had visited Korea and had found that most of the people in the country are very weak in English. The university had held separate workshops in both Chinese and Japanese language and the students were very enthusiastic. “It is a challenge for us to run the course smoothly. If we are able to do it, then we will get a grant of Rs 1.2 crore from the concerned ministry in Korea and if we fail, they may stop the course after six months,” Chaudhuri said.last_img read more

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Lafarge Canada seeks approval for plan to burn tires as energy at

first_imgHALIFAX – Lafarge Canada is seeking industrial approval to burn tires as fuel at a Nova Scotia cement plant.The company filed for the approval today from the Environment Department to burn tires as a low carbon fuel at its Brookfield plant in Colchester County.The department says it is reviewing the application and has 60 days to make a decision on the one-year pilot project.Environment Minister Iain Rankin, who approved the company’s environmental assessment in July, has called the project a good way of reducing coal use at the plant.The move sparked criticism from residents near the plant, environmental groups and Nova Scotia’s NDP, which has called on the Liberal government to ban tire burning.A group of local residents — Citizens Against the Burning of Tires — launched a court challenge in August, arguing the government’s approval of the project violated the province’s Environment Act. A judicial review has been set for March 6 and 7.To get industrial approval, Lafarge must address several environmental issues, including hazardous waste and air emissions. Once granted, the approval would list the terms and conditions the operation must meet to reduce potential risks to the environment.last_img read more

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Modi shamelessly engaging in horse trading claims Mamata wants his nomination annulled

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday demanded cancellation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s candidature from Varanasi for “shamelessly indulging in horse trading”, a day after he claimed 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him. Making a sensational claim in the middle of the general election, Modi had said on Monday that 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him and will desert their party once the BJP wins the polls. “Modi said yesterday that 40 Trinamool Congress workers (MLAs) are in talks with the BJP. Look how shamelessly he is indulging in horse trading. His candidature should be immediately cancelled. He has no right to continue as the PM,” Banerjee said at a rally in Hooghly district. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The firebrand Trinamool Congress chief also said that people usually revere national leaders, but Modi was an exception. Likening the prime minister with Gabbar Singh, the antagonist in the 1975 blockbuster ‘Sholay’, she said, “National leaders like Netaji (Subhas Chandra Bose) are revered and loved by all. It is only people like Modi and Gabbar Singh that people are scared of.” “What has he done in the last five years? Farmers are committing suicide, unemployment is on the rise,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway The chief minister also said the BJP will not be able to establish a foothold in West Bengal, no matter how much the party “daydreams” about it. “Modi is daydreaming about getting a foothold in West Bengal. His dream will never come true,” she added. In the national capital, the TMC wrote to the Election Commission, alleging that Modi’s speech indicates an “impending horse-trading” and asked the poll panel to cancel his nomination for such “provocative and undemocratic” statements. In its letter to the EC, the TMC demanded “strong action” for the “unfounded, inappropriate and illegal” campaign and utterances of the prime minister. “You (EC) are thus requested to ask Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister, for evidence in support of his statement, failing which his nomination should be cancelled for violation of the Model Code of Conduct by making such provocative and undemocratic statements,” the letter said.last_img read more

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Montreal home sales climb three per cent in December to hit a

MONTREAL — The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board says home sales in Quebec’s largest city climbed higher in December to hit a new record for the month.The board says there were 2,825 home sales in Montreal in December based on the Centris provincial database, up three per cent from 2,755 in December 2017.It says it was the 46th consecutive monthly sales increase. Canada’s housing market correction isn’t over, analysts warn There are reasons to be optimistic about real estate in 2019 Most Montreal condo investors are paying out more than they make in rent Sales of single-family homes rose three per cent to 1,491 compared with 1,441 a year ago, while condominium sales increased two per cent to 993 compared with 973 a year earlier.Sales of plexes, which include two to five units, slipped to 336 compared with 339 in December 2017, while the median plex price was up eight per cent at $525,000.The median single-family home price increased seven per cent to $327,450, while the median condominium price rose three per cent to $272,863. read more

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Unsealed court records reveal marketing scheme in that helped fuel the states

The complaint, which also named Janssen’s parent company, Johnson & Johnson, was initially filed under seal to comply with subpoena procedure employed in the investigation.Officials say previously redacted information in the complaint, includes:• Janssen specifically trained its sales representatives to overcome “obstacles” to prescribing their opioids, including identifying doctors’ reluctance to prescribe schedule II controlled substances, and had them role-play interactions with prescribers to learn to persuade them to increase the use of Nucynta ER.Related Article: Lexington police arrest Detroit man for importing fentanyl• Janssen sales representatives were informed that there was a correlation between sales calls and prescribing and Janssen instructed sales representatives to call doctors as often as ten times in order to persuade them to prescribe their opioids.• Janssen paid three Kentucky prescribers to give 79 different speaker programs.• Janssen’s sales representatives told Kentucky prescribers that the fentanyl patch, Duragesic, had “no street value,” thereby implying it was not likely to be misused.• Janssen’s sales representatives were trained to represent that Nucynta ER had fewer side effects than other opioids and to explain that a patient’s pain was reduced at higher doses. They also told Kentucky doctors that Janssen’s opioids could be used for “non-malignant” pain and that they were “not only for cancer [patients].” Opioid FRANKFORT, KY. (WTVQ) – On Wednesday officials announced that unsealed court documents that reveal data on how one opioid maker allegedly fueled the state’s opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its powerful opioid drugs to Kentucky doctors.They say the complaint, filed in April 2018, to be unsealed so Kentuckians could see how New Jersey-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Janssen pressed physicians to prescribe its drugs, Duragesic and Nucynta, to more patients and at higher doses and worked to overcome physicians’ reluctance to prescribe these opioid drugs.- Advertisement – read more

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Skype malware turns your computer into a Bitcoin mining zombie

first_imgA new piece of malware is floating around, but that seems like par for the course these days. What makes this malicious bit of code notable is the goal its creators have in mind. The malware is being spread via Skype messages and is designed to turn your PC into a remote Bitcoin mining rig without your knowledge or consent.Bitcoin is a decentralized all-digital currency that has become quite trendy as of late. The value of one Bitcoin has recently skyrocketed to nearly $100, and then well over that point and back again. In the past, users could “mine” bitcoins by contributing CPU cycles to process Bitcoin transactions. As the number of Bitcoin users increased, it has — by design — started to take more effort to earn a single coin. This is because Bitcoin production is governed by an algorithm which ensures the supply is limited.Effectively mining Bitcoins takes a lot of power at this point, which is why this piece of malware exists. By enslaving many computers, the authors can generate Bitcoins at essentially no cost. All it takes is a Skype message.The target will receive a Skype message with an attention-grabbing phrase like, “this is my favorite picture of you.” Yes, this is an old trick, but it clearly still works. The user then clicks the link, which is obscured by a bit.ly address, and instead of downloading a photo, they will get a file called skype-img-04_04-2013.exe. This is, of course, the malware installer.After it is deployed on the system, the program begins slurping up all the CPU cycles to generate Bitcoins. It also reaches out to a command and control server in Germany to download more malware. This is definitely a nasty bug.This vector was detected by Kaspersky Labs researchers several days ago. Since it is a novel infection, many antivirus programs are unable to detect it at this time. I’m sure that will be sorted out, but an AV program can only get you so far. Common sense is your first line of defense.last_img read more

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Review Chelsea – Manchester City

Review Chelsea – Manchester City

first_imgIn an unexpected turn of events, Maurizio Sarri got the better of Pep Guardiola for the first time as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-0 thanks to N’Golo Kante and David LuizChelsea starting lineup: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Pedro, Willian, Eden Hazard Manchester City starting lineup: Ederson, Fabian Delph, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem SterlingThe first 20 minutes of the game were pretty awful for the neutral viewer, as the teams basically employed the same false nine tactics and cancelled each other out completely. Manchester City did have a couple of opportunities to threaten Chelsea’s goal thanks to some prolific passing, but a shot wasn’t fired. It was a really scrappy game, with lots of duels, lost balls and very little space to operate. Cesar Azpilicueta came to the rescue in the 32nd minute, when Raheem Sterling rounded Marcos Alonso and made him look silly. Sterling then sent a low ball across the penalty box and if it weren’t for Azpilicueta’s phenomenal sliding block, City would’ve likely been ahead.As much as The Blues were trying to replicate and imitate the defending champions’ style, it was visible they weren’t near City’s level yet. The visitors’ pressure was increasing as the half wore on. Then, a change of fortunes. A fantastic side-to-side long pass by David Luiz found Pedro and automatically stretched The Citizens’ formation. Pedro immediately crossed back to the other side to an incoming Willian, whose first touch wasn’t the best. He kept the ball though, and it eventually reached Eden Hazard, who made a couple of dummy dribbles before releasing the ball to an open area inside the box. Leroy Sane didn’t cover the empty space, which allowed N’Golo Kante to take a first-time shot and score magnificently in the upper corner to give Chelsea a 1-0 lead..@nglkante’s late first half goal has given us the lead at the interval! 👍#CHEMCI pic.twitter.com/QkhDatsv8X— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 8, 2018Report: Zinedine Zidane could also want N’Golo Kante Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 Following his policy of signing French players for Real Madrid, it has been reported that Zidane might like N’Golo Kante.As we continue with our…Right at the start of the second half, Willian earned a free kick and Willian took it himself. Ederson was ready and made a quality save to prevent Chelsea from going up by two. The Blues came out of the locker room with great energy. Kante was their wild card, as City’s players had trouble controlling his movement. Guardiola was quick to react and Leroy Sane was the sacrificial lamb, as he was the one Gabriel Jesus replaced. In the 57th minute, Kyle Walker had a bending free kick saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga. In the 64th minute, Mateo Kovacic suffered an injury that saw him get substituted by Ross Barkley. The next change in the match was Ilkay Gundogan for a tired David Silva. Willian, who didn’t look too happy about it, was substituted next. His replacement was Ruben Loftus-Cheek.Manchester City weren’t able to establish their recognizable game-play and were left frustrated by an opponent that was practically copying their style. The frustrations turned into disappointment in the 78th minute, when David Luiz’s header gave Chelsea a 2-0 lead. The Brazilian defender jumped higher than everyone else and managed to divert the ball into the net following a corner kick. The goal definitely stung as City was just getting ready to make one final push.Photos: David Luiz celebrates his goal against Man City pic.twitter.com/OK2VXiI90h— chelskiblues (@chelski_blues) December 8, 2018Phil Foden came in for Riyad Mahrez in the 85th minute in what was Guardiola’s last-ditch attempt to reshuffle the deck and bring about change. In the last minute of stoppage time, Kepa made a mistake and gave up an easy ball, but made up for his error with a great save on Gabriel Jesus’ effort. The score remained 2-0. Nothing signalled such a turn of events when the match started today, yet Sarri’s team found a way to get the better of the dominant champions, whose first domestic loss this season will serve as a wake-up call ahead of the dense Christmas schedule.last_img read more

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Deputies detain person of interest after newborn found in Boca Raton dumpster

Deputies detain person of interest after newborn found in Boca Raton dumpster

first_imgBOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) – Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office have detained a person of interest after a newborn was found in a Boca Raton dumpster.Investigators said they detained a person of interest just after 7:50 p.m., Thursday.The baby was found inside a dumpster in an apartment complex, Wednesday morning.Deputies said the female infant is either black or Hispanic.The newborn is now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.If you have any information on who may have left the baby, call Palm Beach Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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6YearOld Injured In Vehicle Collision While Waiting For School Bus

6YearOld Injured In Vehicle Collision While Waiting For School Bus

first_imgAccording to an online Trooper dispatch, investigation revealed Coleen Eisele, 38, of Sterling was backing up in her Buick SUV when she struck a Ford sedan that was parked waiting for the school bus. The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a two vehicle collision on Panoramic Drive, in Sterling, around 8:40am. The girl suffered a broken arm and was treated at the hospital. According to Troopers the investigation is still ongoing. A 6-year-old female was exiting the Ford sedan and was pinned between the door and car. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 6-year-old sustained a broken arm after being pinned between a door and a car while waiting for the school bus on Tuesday.last_img

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Maharshi day 1 box office collection Is Mahesh Babus star power overrated

first_imgMaharshiTwitterMahesh Babu is the most popular Telugu actor in the international markets especially in the USA, but trade details of his recent movies show that the superstar is overpriced overseas.Ever since Mahesh Babu made his acting debut, his popularity has grown bigger in the USA with each of his release. The success of Dookudu and Businessman not only grew his fanbase multifold in the country, but also raised the price of the overseas rights of his next movie Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC), which fetched Rs 6 crore for its producer and returned Rs 7.20 crore for its distributors.Mahesh Babu’s 2014 films Aagadu and 1: Nenokkadine got decent prices and inturn earned good profit shares for their distributors. The USA-based banner Mythri Movie Makers bankrolled his 2015 Srimanthudu and the makers increased the prices of its overseas rights to Rs 8 crore. Besides recovering their investment, the movie fetched a huge profits of Rs 6.80 crore to its distributors.Then there was 85 percent rise in the price of his 2016 film Brahmotsavam, which has reportedly earned Rs 13.20 crore from the sale of its international theatrical rights. But unfortunately, the movie failed to strike a chord with the audience. As a result, the film incurred a huge loss of Rs 7.70 crore.After seeing this dismal response, the people in T-Town expected that the price of his next film will go down. But instead of decreasing, the makers of his 2017 movie Spyder hiked its price by nearly 100 percent. The reason was that it was a bilingual movie, which marked Mahesh Babu’s debut in Kollywood.Spyder earned Rs 15.50 crore from the sale of its theatrical rights for the USA and Rs 7 crore from its rights for the other international markets. The movie fetched a total of Rs 22.50 crore from its overseas rights. However, the film became biggest disaster in the career of Mahesh Babu, as it just returned Rs 6.50 crore for its distributors, who reportedly suffered a huge loss of Rs 18 crore.The makers of his 2018 movie Bharat Ane Nenu played it safe by reducing its price and sold its international rights for Rs 18.20 crore. When compared to all his previous films, this movie made record breaking collection at the overseas box office. But it still ended up incurring losses of Rs 2.30 crore to its distributors, as it only returned Rs 16.50 crore to them.There was huge hype for Maharshi and its makers reportedly quoted Rs 18 crore for its overseas rights. But when no distributor showed interest in it, they decided to reduce its price to Rs 16.50 crore, which was the earning of Mahesh Babu’s last outing Bharat Ane Nenu. Yet there was reportedly none ready to buy its rights. Finally, they had to sell out it for Rs 14 crore to Great Indian Films.Interestingly, Great Indian Films distributed Bharat Ane Nenu and it made a grand arrangements for Maharshi release. The movie had 2,500 premiere shows in the USA alone and it is highest number for an Indian film. Its tickets were priced at $20 for adults and $15 for kids, which were low, when compared to the prices of his previous movies, but yet they were higher to any other movies.Considering its hype and screen count, the Vamshi Paidipally-directed movie was expected to open big and make superb collection on the following days. Maharshi received good response, but failed to land in the top five biggest openers of Mahesh Babu at the USA box office. The film got mixed response, which apparently took a toll on its collection in the country on the first day.Maharshi collected $512,422 in the Wednesday premiers and $174,187 on Thursday, taking its total to $686,609 at the US box office. The movie is estiamted to have collected Rs 8 crore at the overseas box office on the first day and earned Rs 4 crore for its distributors. Its earnings appear to be lower, when compared to the business of his last five films.The word of mouth affects its collection further at the overseas box office over the weekend. The movie may find it difficult to recover the investments of its international distributors. If it really happens, then it will be proved that the star power of Mahesh Babu is over rated in the foreign markets.Here are trade details of Mahesh Babu’s recent releases. The numbers mentioned above article and in the following table are based on various sources. They may not match with actual figures. All the numbers are in rupees and crore.NoNoMovieMovieReleaseReleaseRightsRightsEarningsEarningsNo1MovieSVSC Release2013Rights6.00Earnings7.20No2MovieAagaduRelease2014Rights6.80Earnings7.50No3Movie1: NenokkadineRelease2014Rights4.45Earnings5.50No4MovieSrimanthudu  Release2015Rights8.00Earnings14.80No5MovieBrahmotsavamRelease2016Rights13.20Earnings5.50No6MovieSpyderRelease2017Rights22.50Earnings6.50No7MovieBharat Ane NenuRelease2018Rights18.20Earnings16.50 5Brahmotsavam201613.205.50 1SVSC 20136.007.20 2Aagadu20146.807.50 31: Nenokkadine20144.455.50 7Bharat Ane Nenu201818.2016.50 NoMovieReleaseRightsEarnings 6Spyder201722.506.50 4Srimanthudu  20158.0014.80last_img read more

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Three new gas giant exoplanets discovered by SuperWASPSouth

Three new gas giant exoplanets discovered by SuperWASPSouth

first_img SuperWASP-South and SuperWASP-North in the Canary Islands, Spain, belong to an international consortium called WASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) which is conducting an ultra-wide angle search for exoplanets using the transit photometry method. The observatories are equipped with eight wide-angle cameras each, that simultaneously monitor the sky for planetary transit events. With more than 150 exoplanets discovered to date, the SuperWASP program is currently the leading ground-based transit survey.Now, a team of astronomers led by David Anderson of Keele University in the U.K. reports another significant discovery under the SuperWASP program, based on a series of observations of three different stars, namely WASP-91, WASP-15 and WASP-107. The observational campaign using SuperWASP-South, the Euler-Swiss telescope and the TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) was carried out between February 2009 and December 2014. While SuperWASP-South detected the transit events, follow-up spectroscopic and photometric observations conducted with Euler-Swiss and TRAPPIST telescopes confirmed the planetary nature of these events.”In this paper, we present the discoveries of three transiting exoplanets by the WASP survey: WASP-91b and WASP-105b are warm Jupiters orbiting metal-rich, early/mid-K stars; and WASP-107b is a warm super-Neptune/sub-Saturn orbiting a solar-metallicity, late-K star,” the researchers wrote.According to the research, WASP-91b is similar in size to Jupiter but 34 percent more massive than our solar system’s biggest planet. It was classified as a “warm Jupiter” as it has an equilibrium temperature of 1,160 K. The planet orbits its parent star of spectral type K3 in the constellation Tucana every 2.8 days. Another “warm Jupiter” – WASP-105b – is almost the size of Jupiter with a radius of approximately 0.96 Jupiter radii. This gaseous exoworld is more massive but cooler than WASP-91. It has a mass of about 1.8 Jupiter masses and an equilibrium temperature of 900 K. The host star WASP-105 lies in the constellation Phoenix and has a spectral type K2. The star is orbited by WASP-105b every 7.9 days.WASP-107b is much less massive than the two previously described planets and the lowest-mass planet discovered by WASP to date. While it is 96 percent of Jupiter’s size, it has a mass of only 12 percent of the mass of the solar system’s gas giant. Therefore, this extrasolar world most likely belongs to the super-Neptune or sub-Saturn group of planets. With an equilibrium temperature of 770 K, WASP-107b is also the coolest exoplanet of the newly discovered trio. It has an orbital period of about 5.7 days, circling a K6-typ star in the constellation Virgo.WASP-107b’s large radius combined with relatively low mass raises questions about the internal structure of this planet. The authors of the paper assume that it is a low-mass gas giant, with a hydrogen/helium-dominated composition. However, in order to finally resolve this issue, the team suggests further spectroscopic observations of this exoplanet. Journal information: arXiv © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Three new gas giant exoplanets discovered by SuperWASP-South (2017, January 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-01-gas-giant-exoplanets-superwasp-south.html WASP-91b discovery data. WASP lightcurve folded on the transit ephemeris. Credit: Anderson et al., 2017. More information: The discoveries of WASP-91b, WASP-105b and WASP-107b: two warm Jupiters and a planet in the transition region between ice giants and gas giants, arXiv:1701.03776 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1701.03776AbstractWe report the discoveries of three transiting exoplanets. WASP-91b is a warm Jupiter (1.34 MJup, 1.03 RJup) in a 2.8-day orbit around a metal-rich K3 star. WASP-105b is a warm Jupiter (1.8 MJup, 0.96 RJup) in a 7.9-day orbit around a metal-rich K2 star. WASP-107b is a warm super-Neptune/sub-Saturn (0.12 MJup, 0.94 RJup) in a 5.7-day orbit around a solar-metallicity K6 star. Considering that giant planets seem to be more common around stars of higher metallicity and stars of higher mass, it is notable that the hosts are all metal-rich, late-type stars. With orbital separations that place both WASP-105b and WASP-107b in the weak-tide regime, measurements of the alignment between the planets’ orbital axes and their stars’ spin axes may help us to understand the inward migration of short-period, giant planets. The mass of WASP-107b (2.2 MNep, 0.40 MSat) places it in the transition region between the ice giants and gas giants of the Solar System. Its radius of 0.94 RJup suggests that it is a low-mass gas giant with a H/He-dominated composition. The planet thus sets a lower limit of 2.2 MNep on the planetary mass above which large gaseous envelopes can be accreted and retained by proto-planets on their way to becoming gas giants. We may discover whether WASP-107b more closely resembles an ice giant or a gas giant by measuring its atmospheric metallicity via transmission spectroscopy, for which WASP-107b is a very good target.center_img Explore further Astronomers discover seven new giant exoplanets (Phys.org)—Astronomers report the discovery of three new gas giant planets using the SuperWASP-South Observatory in South Africa. Two of the newly detected alien worlds were classified as the so-called “warm Jupiters,” while one of them is most likely a super-Neptune or a sub-Saturn planet. The findings were presented in a paper published Jan. 13 on the arXiv preprint server. This document is subject to copyright. 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Healthy winter delicacies

Healthy winter delicacies

first_imgWith the onset of winter, comes an everlasting lust for delicacies which often leads to holiday weight gain! The Spice Route at The Imperial, New Delhi has arranged a mouthwatering list of recipes in order to celebrate winter in a very healthy approach. A brainchild of Chef Veena, Chef De Cuisine at The Spice Route, the menu came into existence more than twenty years ago straight from the Southeast Asian kitchens. From the kitchens of Thailand and Malaysia, the menu takes one to Kerala and Sri Lanka with its specially curated delicacies. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIf you have a weakness for seafood, especially tiger-prawns, what is waiting at the Spice Route will be an appealing surprise for your taste buds. One cannot help but drool over Pla Kung, a tangy prawn starter flavoured with lemongrass and tom yum paste. Take a spoon full of the starter and reach out for more every time your plate looks empty. A very crispy addition to the already great start would be Kung Hom Pha, lemongrass flavoured prawns wrapped in por-pia skin. As you bite into the blanketed prawns dipped in your choice of sauce from the wide assortment on the table, what spreads inside your mouth is a blast of flavours. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDancing prawns or Kung Tein – charcoal grilled jumbo prawns served with garlic and cilantro dressing, are there to help you beat the chill with some hot and smoky flavours. When it comes to a choice between Biryani and fish, many are left bewildered, but Chef Veena’s Meen Kodan Biryani – mixed sea food Kerala style Biryani puts an end to the long dilemma. As you insert a spool-full of the spicy rice and lobsters in oyster sauce, it melts in the mouth diffusing a heavenly feeling. Kung Nang Khee Mao — wok fried drunkened lobster with Thai ginger finger, fresh green pepper in Thai oyster sauce, promises to stir your senses with a flavourful encounter. Another mention-worthy dish is the Phad Khing Pla – sole fillet with black fungus and celery stems; with some steamed rice the sole fillets will win your heart right away. While you plan on a sweet ending, try their coconut ice cream with some salted peanuts as suggested by the chef. Even though it might sound a little unnerving, the combination is quite classy. Talking of class, caffeine enthusiasts must try the coffee ice cream at The Spice Route. The bittersweet enigma of coffee blended into one of the coolest desserts on the planet is a must-have for all the not-so-sweet-tooth foodies. While you let the taste of coffee spread over your senses gradually, you will experience the tantalising aromatic java jerk up your senses to an energising start after the meal.Designed to offer a comforting dining experience the menu, offers some of the best seafood dishes to suit the palate of gourmet foodies. Drop in for lunch or dinner with your friends and family to relish winter through the best prawn dishes in town. The menu will be available until January 31, 2018.last_img read more

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Valentine Tapley – The Man who Grew a 12ft Beard to Protest

Valentine Tapley – The Man who Grew a 12ft Beard to Protest

first_imgA wealthy Missouri farmer and loyal Democrat named Valentine Tapley vowed that if the Republican Abraham Lincoln were elected president, the farmer would never shave again. He kept his promise, and then some. By the time Tapley died, at 80 years old in 1910, his beard was over 12 feet long! Talk about going to great lengths to stage a political protest. In truth, the man with the prodigious beard had already begun his project well before the 1860 elections. Born in 1830, the oldest son of four children, Tapley reported that he sprouted his first facial hairs when he was 13. He never shaved. By the time he was 20, Tapley had a beard that was so long he had to braid it and tuck it inside his shirt when he worked on the farm. As the beard lengthened, Tapley wrapped it around his body beneath his clothes. Eventually, he would roll up his beard, stuff it inside a silk pouch, and lay the package inside his clothes.By the time of Lincoln’s election in 1860, Tapley’s beard was already six feet long, so his vow to never shave was hardly a hardship. When Tapley’s beard reached eight feet, it was claimed to be the longest in the world. Tapley was offered a handsome sum of $5,000 (or more than $125,000 in today’s dollars) to partake in an exhibit in a London Museum. He declined.Local children asked Tapley if they could use his beard for the annual May Pole dance, according to the Hannibal (Missouri) Courier-Post. He declined that request as well.Tapley was proud of his unusual facial locks. “He dislikes any questions whether they are the longest in the world,” the Newport News reported in 1904. The News described Tapley, at the time 74, as “hale and hearty and lives an active life on the farm.” It also reported that in consideration of his beard, “he will not burn brush or work around a fire.”Remarkably, Tapley wasn’t the only man in his neighborhood to go to such astonishing lengths with his facial hair. A local judge who’d moved to the area after partaking in the 1849 California Gold Rush, Elijah Gates, had himself grown a seven-foot-long beard. The New York Times interviewed a Missouri congressman about the dueling beardsmen.“A curious thing about these fellows, and that makes me think a man’s character can be told by his whiskers,” Congressman Champ Clark, of Pikes County, Missouri, told the Times on November 10, 1907. “Elijah Gates is a pugnacious kind of a fellow, not a scrapper or a brawler, you understand, but of a stubborn type of man. His whiskers are right stiff, like a horse’s mane. But Valentine Tapley, his are soft as silk, and Tapley is mild mannered and thoroughly agreeable, one of those unanimous sorts of fellows.”Valentine TapleyMostly, the men kept their beards under wraps,  but such an achievement needed to be shared. As Congressman Clark told the Times, “Old man Tapley takes out his once or twice a year for the benefit of his neighbors.”A photo of Tapley and his beard appeared in the November 2010 issue of Popular Mechanics. “A beard that is more than twice as long as its owner is tall is the boasted possession of Valentine Tapley. … It is exactly 12 ft. long, and has to be wound around the waist or hung about the shoulders to keep it from trailing.”Related story from us:“To beard or not to beard” was the stance of Joseph Palmer, the farmer and war veteran who was sent to jail for his facial hairBy the time of the magazine’s publication, Tapley had already passed away. He died on April 3, 1910, at age 80. He was so paranoid that his beard would fall victim to grave robbers that he requested to be buried in a fortified coffin. Gates died on February 9, 1918; he was 83.last_img read more

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A New ConferenceCall Tool Makes Group Calls from the Road Easier

first_img Register Now » 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story appears in the May 2011 issue of . Subscribe » April 26, 2011 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. For conference calling on the move, Jabra’s CD-sized Speak 410 tool offers the next best thing to being there.Photo© David JohnsonJabra has cleverly addressed a unique small-business dilemma: how to hold group conversations outside of formal conference rooms. Its Speak 410, a CD player-sized conference-calling tool, really is effective on the go.The Speak 410 ($160 at hellodirect.com) jacks into any PC via a standard USB port and supports most any digital phone software package–even tricky ones like Microsoft Lync. And the Speak 410 does a heck of a job holding a quality conference call in most any quiet room.Calls are easy to initiate. Just plug in the unit, start the call and everyone nearby can be heard. We also were impressed by the quality of so-called full-duplex calling, which means everyone can talk at the same time and still hear each other.Certainly there are limits: A noisy airport is still no place to have a conference call. But if your business does the digital Bedouin thing–huddling up with laptops in a circle when traveling to solve a problem–having the Speak 410 nearby can make it easier to hear everyone’s opinions.last_img read more

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Flydubai reports record growth in 2014

Flydubai reports record growth in 2014

first_imgFlydubai announced its Annual Results for 2014 and reported a net profit of AED 250 million (USD 68 million) an increase of 12.3% compared to 2013 with total revenue of AED 4.4 billion (USD 1.2 billion) for the 12-month period, ending 31 December. Record growth in routes last year helped the budget carrier flydubai increase its profit.His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai said, “The UAE has firmly established itself as a centre of gravity for aviation. We have long recognised the importance of aviation to our economic growth. Flydubai continues to make a key contribution to our economy in particular as a result of its strategy to open up previously underserved routes.”A total of 7.25 million passengers travelled with flydubai during the year as it added 23 new routes, taking its network to 86 destinations, it said, adding it also increased frequency on existing routes such as Beirut, Kuwait and Muscat.last_img read more

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