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first_imgOther Galleries 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYCOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Tara Sutaria was recently spotted in Bandra, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The actress’s attire for her day out is the definition of comfortable clothing.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: Tara chose to wear a Nike sports bra under a pink and black jacket.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: The leggy lass paired her jacket with all-black yoga pants.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: To complete her day out look, Tara wore a pair of beaded slippers along with cheetah print vintage sunnies.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: The actress will be next on the big screen in her upcoming film in which she will be starring opposite Ahan Shetty.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Tara Sutariacelebrity fashionSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Tara Sutaria was recently spotted in Bandra, Mumbai. For her look, the actress wore a Nike sports bra along with a pink sports jacket and yoga pants.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d14804bdc0651561624651_1557140_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 – 13:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Tara Sutaria flaunts her enviable figure in body-hugging athleisure. See picsApp headline: Tara Sutaria flaunts her enviable figure in body-hugging athleisure. See pics1200x675:last_img read more

first_imgzoom Tokyo-headquartered shipping conglomerate Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (”K” Line) expects to report a JPY 8.13 billion (USD 67.7 million) loss in the quarter ending September 30 due to revaluation of investment securities.”K” Line said that the market prices of the company’s investment securities have fallen substantially and are not likely to recover.The company is currently preparing its consolidated financial results for the first half and full fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.The loss from revaluation of investment securities will be recognized as an extraordinary loss in the second quarter of the fiscal year.last_img read more

first_imgNova Scotian innovations that reduce greenhouse gases and other air pollutants will be eligible for funding from a $9.5-million program. Businesses, institutions, and organizations that can demonstrate commercially viable environmental proposals will benefit from the Ecotrust Environmental Technology Program for Clean Air and Climate Change. “We are funding Nova Scotian solutions to our climate change and air pollution challenges,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour, at an announcement at Province House today, Nov. 21. “We want our province known internationally for its environmental technologies — just as our solid waste recycling system has achieved a global reputation.” Nova Scotia’s Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act commits to major cuts to air pollutants by 2010 and to significant reductions in greenhouse gas. “By 2020, Nova Scotia will cut greenhouse-gas emissions to 10 per cent below 1990 levels,” said Energy Minister Richard Hurlburt. “That’s an aggressive goal. We need creative, practical, made-in-Nova Scotia ideas to get there — exactly the kind of ideas our Ecotrust is designed to support.” The program supports the development, demonstration, adoption and commercialization of environmental technologies. Technology developed in Nova Scotia will play an important role in achieving those goals. “This program can be the tipping point to success for a lot of great innovation,” said Ray Ritcey, president of Heritage Gas. “Nova Scotia has a lot of talent in the environmental technology sector, and this program is a boost to the industry.” The funding for the program is derived from Nova Scotia’s portion of the Canada EcoTrust for Clean Air and Climate Change. The program will fund a maximum of 50 per cent of project costs. “This will greatly help universities creating environmental technology products, some of which will be developed through Nova Scotia’s new Environmental Engineering Research Centre announced by the minister earlier today,” said Russell Boyd, associate vice-president, research, Dalhousie University. To apply, or for more information, see www.gov.ns.ca/ecotrust or contact the fund co-ordinator at ecotrust@gov.ns.ca or 902-424-8269. The first deadline for project applications is Jan. 31, 2008. Subsequent deadlines will follow every three months until the final deadline of Jan. 31, 2010.last_img read more

first_imgColombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday sacked five senior legislators from his Sri Lanka Freedom Party for breaching party discipline by collaborating and “promoting” the rival factions ahead of the presidential elections scheduled later this year. The sacking has come amid ambiguity in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) over naming of its candidate for the presidential election which must be held before December 8. It is not clear if the SLFP would field its own candidate to challenge Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party presidential nominee Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”They have been promoting other parties which cannot be allowed,” SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera said. At least three of them have joined the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s SLPP, the new party which has mounted a serious challenge to Sirisena’s SLFP, while the other two have allied with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP), Jayasekera said. Sirisena who defeated Rajapaksa in 2015 as the then common opposition challenger has seen a majority of his SLFP members joining Rajapaksa’s new party. Sirisena, however, has not called for any action against Mahinda Rajapaksa who has taken over the SLPP leadership while still being a member of the SLFP.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsDelia Opekokew holds many firsts for an Indigenous woman.Opekokew was the first First Nations woman to be called to the bar in Ontario.She was the first woman to run for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations and most recently the only First Nations, Inuit or Metis woman to ever win the Law Society of Upper Canada medal.APTN’s Donna Sound has the story.dsound@aptn.calast_img

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Drivers with poor eyesight are on the increase, optometrists have warned amid calls for a wider roll out of police roadside eye tests.The Association of Optometrists (AoP) have found that almost half (44 per cent) of its eye doctors have seen a patient in the last month who drives despite being told their vision is below the legal standard.Last year, the figures stood significantly lower at a third.It follows a crackdown by police in September aimed at catching some of the thousands of drivers who get behind the wheel each day despite having defective eyesight.Under the pilot scheme, drivers who were unable to read a number plate clearly from a 20 metre distance had their licences revoked on the spot by police in Thames Valley, Hampshire and the West Midlands. It was being supported by road safety charity Brake who are now calling for mandatory eye tests for drivers and a tougher focus on the problem from the government.Joshua Harris, director of campaigns at Brake, said: “These figures are extremely concerning and add to the clamour for the Government to change our inadequate driver vision laws. “Alongside Vision Express, Brake has been working with police forces to help raise awareness of the importance of good driver vision, ensuring that drivers know if they can’t pass the 20m number plate test, their license can be revoked. “However, awareness alone isn’t enough and the Government must take the lead to improve our driver licensing laws and implement mandatory eye tests for drivers.” The new research by the AoP has prompted them to renew calls for motorists to undergo eye tests every ten years. They warn that current laws concerning vision requirements for drivers were insufficient, suggesting our laws are more relaxed than most of Europe.Under current rules, a learner driver must be able to read a car’s number plate from 20 metres away during the the practical part of their driving test.Optometrist and AOP spokesperson Henry Leonard said: “It is shocking that so many drivers are overlooking the importance of good vision. Sight change can often be gradual, and people may not notice changes that could affect their ability to drive.“This campaign is about reminding drivers that regular visits to their optometrist are the best way to make sure they meet the legal standard for driving and help make our roads safer.”Seven people were killed and 63 were seriously injured in accidents on Britain’s roads last year when “uncorrected, defective eyesight” was a contributory factor, Department for Transport data shows.In total, an estimated 2,900 injuries on our roads each year are caused by drivers with poor vision, according to the Road Safety Authority figures. read more

The best Hungarian team and reigning SEHA GAZPROM champions Telekom Veszprem began succesful season in regional competition but an important away win over RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko 34:29 (15:12). The EHF Champions League finalists had not an easy task over motivated traditional Slovenian rivals. Both teams gathered about 3.500 fans at Zlatorog hall in Celje, but that didn’t impress the guys of Xavier Sabate, who had control over the result until the final whistle…Sulic and Ilic were TOP scorer with 6 goals each, while Mikler had 11 saves…Celje PL : Veszprem 29:34 (12:15)Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak (4 saves), Gajić 1 (5 saves), Malus 2 (1), Babarskas 2, Janc 7, Razgor, Suholežnik, Marguč 3 (1), Grošelj 2, Poteko 1, Zarabec 4, Kodrin 2, Fižuleto, Mačkovšek 1, Žvižej 1, Bećiri 3.Veszprem: Mikler (11 saves), Alilović, Ivanscik, Schuch, Ilić 6 (3), Gajič 2 (1), Nilsson 3, Nagy 2, Ugalde 5, Marguč 2, Rodriduez 2, Ancsin 3, Terzić, Sulić 6, Lekai 1, Slišković 2.PHOTO: sehaphoto handballRK Celje Pivovarna Laskoveszprem ← Previous Story Aleksandar Stojanovic leaves Kadetten Schaffhausen Next Story → Tatran or Gorenje – Bregenz or ABC UMinho? read more

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has defended Ireland’s corporation tax regime in the face of questions about whether some giant multinational companies were given ‘sweetheart’ deals.The allegations that companies negotiated a special deal in return for locating some of their business in this country surfaced following revelations at a recent US Senate committee meeting where Ireland was described as the ‘Holy Grail of tax avoidance’.The European Commission has asked three countries – including Ireland – to clarify their tax arrangements with multinationals in the wake of the allegations, and an Oireachtas sub-committee has been discussion the issue over the past two days.However speaking at a jobs announcement in Dublin this evening, the Taoiseach gave a robust defence of Ireland’s tax regime.“Our 12.5 per cent corporation tax remains a cornerstone of Irish industry policy and is not in question from any quarters,” he said.He echoed comments from other Government TDs speaking to the Oireachtas sub-committee meeting today, where Fine Gael’s John Deasy said that Ireland has annoyed some countries ‘by being so successful and by attracting so many companies into Ireland.At yesterday’s meeting of the Sub-Commiteee on Global Taxation, both the Department of Finance and the Revenue Commissioners strongly denied that any company in Ireland was given special breaks on corporation tax.“Ireland does not do special tax deals,” Gary Tobin of the Department of Finance told the Committee.“There was no sweetheart deal for Apple” in Ireland >Multinational companies are not here just for tax breaks – Burton > Vodafone paid British Government over €1 billion Irish subsidiary >last_img read more

first_imgA DUBLIN HOSPITAL has successfully treated a man who had an erection which lasted for seven weeks.The Irish Medical Journal reports that the erection began when the 22-year-old suffered “a blow to the perineum when he fell on to the crossbar of his mountain bike”.The man was in pain and discomfort for a number of days, but when the pain subsided, he had an ongoing rigid erection.Five weeks later the man presented to the urology department at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Tallaght.Doctors there found no signs of injury but the penis remained erect. The condition is known as a priapsim and there are only two reports of this ever occurring following a bicycle fall.Hospital doctors found that the erection stopped when the penis was compressed but noted that “the penis rapidly refilled with blood to full tumescence”.For two more weeks the condition was managed by a pressure dressing.A penile angiograph was then taken and the number of catheters and four platinum coils were inserted to cure the condition.Thankfully, the unwanted erection was resolved immediately and the patient had a uneventful recovery.After one month, he reported satisfactory erection and intercourse.  A happy ending for all involved.last_img read more

first_imgI usually don’t fall for the “check out our app” signs whenever I am out and about. I see them so frequently now, attached to movie trailers, commercials, and magazines. Just as everything had to have a website ten years ago, everything has to have an app now. It’s not a bad thing, but I find that unless I am a repeat customer there’s not a lot of benefit. Recently, I found a request to install an app on the side of a box of pizza, which not only led to me spending money on the pizza but spending more time with the aforementioned app then I am happy admitting to.There are some Wal-Mart superstores that include grocery sections. While strolling through one of the aisles in this part of the store, my son erupted in pure excitement at the sight of several characters from The Avengers on the cover of a handful of pizza boxes. Being a huge Captain America fan, he immediately begged me to pick one of these pizza’s up for dinner. Just as I was motioning to tell him no, I noticed the invitation to try out the Superhero augmented reality app on the pizza box. It didn’t take me long to install the app, and in following the instructions I pointed my camera at the cardboard cutout of Captain America. The next 15 seconds drove my already excited son into full on hysteria.The image of the pizza box on my phone had turned into an augmented reality view of a several city blocks from New York City, specifically surrounding the imaginary Stark Tower as depicted in the new Avengers film. A portal ripped open just above the tower, and a swarm of Chitauri soldiers poured out of it. For the next 10 seconds, my phone was a top down view of a scene from The Avengers movie, complete with Iron Man flying a nuke into the portal and saving the day. Once the scene had completed, it remains on the box and allows you to move your phone around and see the characters from the movie. In the corner of the app there’s a reset button, allowing you to watch the scene again and again.The Superhero AR app is available for iOS and Android, and the app offers the same augmented reality experience on all four of the pizza boxes that are available (yes, I checked). Not including the time taken to photograph the experience, this pizza box had my complete attention for at least 20 minutes and $15 of my money.At any point during this experience the augmented reality experience could have flashed a coupon code or an ad for another product at me, and they would have had my undivided attention. As it turns out, the pizza wasn’t even good! I doubt this is the last time we will see augmented realty show up in odd places to offer an “enhanced experience” and I for one welcome it.You can download the free Superhero AR app and try it out on the image below.last_img read more

first_imgPetr Cech is dreaming of ending his glittering football career by winning the Europa League with Arsenal FC.Cech, 36, earlier in the season announced his intention to retire at the end of the season following a successful and decorated career.The former Chelsea shot-stopper has currently fallen down Unai Emery’s pecking order as the Spaniard favours German goalkeeper Bernd Leno.With the former Czech Republic international the preferred choice in European competitions, the clean sheet record holder is keen on ending his professional career with the Europa League trophy.“Of course that would be an ideal scenario for me to finish my career,” said Cech, ahead of Thursday’s trip to BATE Borisov in the Europa League round of 32.“We prepare every day for every competition and this is what we are aiming for, we try to win every game and progress step by step and as a club, it is important for us to try and go as far as possible.“Winning the Europa League [can be] a great memory for everyone involved and secondly it can book you a place in the Champions League – so you can see, there is a lot to play for.”Petr Cech: Europa League title with Arsenal would be the ‘ideal scenario’ to end playing career https://t.co/d50k0fbEhs pic.twitter.com/vq439xh56uPremier 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…— instant.com.pk (@instantsPost) February 14, 2019Emery spoke emphatically of the club’s objective to return to Europe’s elite competition next year, either via the Europa League or securing a top-four finish in the Premier League.“Our target is clear – that is to play next year in the Champions League,” he revealed via Sky.“But we know it’s not easy and we have two ways now. One is Europa League, but to win the Europa League is very difficult.“We know it’s a very big challenge in the last 32 against BATE Borisov and then other matches.“But in the Premier League also we are with the possibility to take this position to play in the Champions League next year.“Our challenge is to only think of the next game and the next game is tomorrow.”last_img read more

first_imgWhen Groundhog’s Day arrives Thursday, if there is one around here locally he most likely will see his shadow. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean six more weeks of winter. Almost time to pull out my annual video watch, “Groundhog’s Day” with Bill Murray. So funny.After some more rain Tuesday night and Wednesday we go into a dry pattern probably into early next week. I am thinking about taking my winter tires off early this year as the odds of a big blast of snow and ice are fading quickly.Despite plenty of cold air to the far north there is just no mechanism forecast to bring it down upon us at least in the next couple of weeks. Alaska is having one of its coldest winters in decades. A few days ago, Prospect Creek about 180 miles north of Fairbanks reported in at 77 degrees below zero just three degrees short of tying the all-time recorded low of minus 80 degrees on Jan. 23, 1971. That was the coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States.I find this remarkable that we have not had an arctic outbreak from the very cold air over Alaska and Canada. A persistent ridge of high pressure has kept that flow of air for the most part away from us. Puget Sound did receive a glancing blow a couple weeks ago. There are still piles of snow from Centralia westward to Aberdeen left on the ground as proof to the southern extent of the recent snow and cold.For those of you that did not attend last week’s meeting of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorology Society’s meeting on Global Climate Change, pictures and video can be found on their website, http://ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon.last_img read more

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida organization made a hefty donation to Habitat for Humanity.Florida Girls Giving Back wrote a check for $70,000 to help support the building of a home for a family with special needs, in Fort Lauderdale.The nonprofit group, made up of young women between the ages of 12 and 18, said they are striving to make Broward County a better place to live by positively impacting underprivileged families and youth. For more information, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Fort Lauderdale firefighters have rescued a cat that was stranded in a pine tree.Crews jumped into action to help the feline, which was found more than 50 feet up the tree, at around 2:45 p.m., Monday.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue shared photos of the rescue.Crews were able to return the cat to its family unharmed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgVijayawada: Sri Durgamalleswara Swamywarla Devastanam, atop Indrakeeladri was reverberated with Veda Mantras rendered by Devasthanam Vedic students, scholars and Archana Swamis on the fourth day of Varuna Yagam on Sunday. The ongoing spiritual event, Varuna Yagam, which is being held for 5 days starting from June 20 in order to keep the state plentiful in all aspects especially rains in the season for cultivation continued on Sunday. As a part of the Yagam, from 7 am to 11 am at the Malleswaralayam, Mandaparadhanas and related Devatamantra Havanas were performed. The Temple Executive Officer, Valanukonda Koteshwaramma, Temple Sthanacharya Vishnubotla Sivaprasad Sharma, Yagana Narayana Sharma, members of the Vedic Committee, KNVDM Prasad and other staff members were present on the occasion.last_img read more

first_img-The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia, a South Korean government source told Reuters on Tuesday.Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of the North Korean leader, was known to spend a significant amount of his time outside the country and had spoken out publicly against his family’s dynastic control of the isolated state.He was believed to be in his mid-40s.Police in Malaysia told Reuters on Tuesday an unidentified North Korean man had died en route to hospital from Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday. Abdul Aziz Ali, police chief for the Sepang district, said the man’s identity had not been verified.An employee in the emergency ward of Putrajaya hospital said a deceased Korean there was born in 1970 and surnamed Kim.South Korea’s TV Chosun, a cable television network, said that Kim was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport by two women believed to be North Korean operatives, who were at large, citing multiple South Korean government sources.The South Korean government source who spoke to Reuters did not immediately provide further details.South Korea’s foreign ministry said it could not confirm the reports, and the country’s intelligence agency could not immediately be reached for comment.Kim Jong Nam and Kim Jong Un are both sons of former leader Kim Jong Il, who died in late 2011, but they had different mothers.Kim Jong Nam was believed to be close to his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, who was North Korea’s second most powerful man before being executed on Kim Jong Un’s orders in 2013.In 2001, Kim Jong Nam was caught at an airport in Japan traveling on a fake passport, saying he had wanted to visit Tokyo Disneyland. He was known to travel to Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China.He said several times over the years that he had no interest in leading his country.”Personally I am against third-generation succession,” he told Japan’s Asahi TV in 2010, before his younger had succeeded their father.”I hope my younger brother will do his best for the sake of North Koreans’ prosperous lives.”last_img read more

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uIn the span of a couple of weeks, America has witnessed the murder of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, the shooting death of Eric Harris in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the severe beating of Francis Pusok in San Bernadino, California; all of the incidents at the hands of law enforcement, all captured on video. During our first hour we ask our panel of experts the question: is law enforcement in the United States out of control? This story and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

first_imgPolymer laser. Image credit: Organic Semiconductor Optoelectronics / University of St Andrews This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Detecting hidden explosives is a difficult task but now researchers in the UK have developed a completely new way of detecting them, with a laser sensor capable of detecting molecules of explosives at concentrations of 10 parts per billion (ppb) or less. © 2010 PhysOrg.com New method for detecting explosives More information: Ying Yang et al., Sensitive Explosive Vapor Detection with Polyfluorene Lasers, Advanced Functional Materials, Published Online: 25 May 2010. DOI:10.1002/adfm.200901904 Explore further The laser sensor, developed by physicists from the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, relies on the fact that when a type of plastic called polyfluorene is “pumped” with photons of light from a light source it emits laser light. When molecules of the vapors emitted by explosives such as TNT are present, they interfere with the laser light, switching off the emission, and the interference can be measured.One of the scientists, Dr. Graham Turnbull, explained that there is a dilute, weak cloud of vapors of nitroaromatic-based explosive molecules above an explosive device. He said the laser could be thought of as an “artificial nose for a robot dog.”In the study a plastic laser was exposed to 1,4-dinitribenzene (DNB) vapors at 9.8 ppb concentration. The light emitted by the laser decreased rapidly, allowing for detection within seconds of the exposure. After 4-5 minutes the response had slowed and then flattened off, which the researchers suggest is due to the vapor molecules interacting with the surface of the polyfluorene. The laser took three and a half hours to recover in air, but only three minutes if nitrogen gas was flushed through it and 20 seconds if purged under a vacuum.The plastic polyfluorene is a cheap material, which is an obvious advantage for a device designed to detect explosives. Dr. Turnbull said that while similar techniques using organic semiconductor lasers had been looked at before, this is the first time scientists have used a polyfluorene laser, and its use enables much lower concentrations of vapors to be detected. Organic semiconductor lasers detect explosive vapors because of a chemical interaction between the vapor and the semiconductor in which electrons are transferred from the semiconductor to the electron-deficient vapor molecules. It is this transfer of electrons that reduces the light emitted by the laser. The same electron-transfer effect occurs with the new polyfluorene laser.The drawback with the laser sensors is that the explosives must be in the very near vicinity, which limits its use for humans, but they could prove extremely useful for applications such as roadside bomb detection in Iraq and Afghanistan, for security checkpoints, luggage screening in airports, and for bomb disposal robots generally. The system could also be used in conjunction with remotely controlled robots for detecting land mines, which are still a danger to people in areas such as Southeast Asia.The findings were published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. Citation: Plastic laser detects tiny amounts of explosives (2010, June 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-06-plastic-laser-tiny-amounts-explosives.htmllast_img read more

first_imgIn order to welcome and celebrate New Year in a grand way- ‘Srijan Ek Rang Ek Sang’, a cultural event was organised by Sukarman in the national Capital from April 8-10. The event comprised of multiple fashion, lifestyle, creative and boutique brands and showcased sights and sounds from all parts of India. The main aim of this cultural carnival was to showcase the best of India in all its glory. This platform provided cultural exchange, joy, creativity and togetherness. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The event was inaugurated by Kapil Mishra, Culture Minister, MLA Gulab Singh Yadav of Aam Aadmi Party, Air Marshal A K Singh (Retired) and Jawahar Kaul. Srijan, which is a combination of fun and frolic with myriad exquisite handicraft items to celebrate the vibrancy of Indian art and culture, is one of the biggest celebrations of Indian New year. It is a platform for an interesting mix of artists to showcase their art and craft and for communities to come together and enjoy a feel of togetherness and festivity.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTraditional shopping stalls with handicraft, handloom, home décor, art and craft in its exhibition aptly named ‘street bazaar’ were organised at the event. Along with this, cultural performances like regional folk dances, breathtaking martial art forms, fusion dance performances representing Kashmir to Kanyakumari also garnered attention from visitors. Ethnic rusticity and interesting craft under one roof highlight this year’s exhibition at ‘Srijan Ek Rang Ek Sang’. Colourful works on traditional fabrics and crafts such as exclusive collection of handlooms, handicrafts, home décor, and jewelry was a treat for every shopaholic. Multiple fashion, lifestyle, creative and boutique brands also were a part of the event.  A celebration is incomplete without dance and Srijan saw the best of folk dancers from across the country, who enthralled the visitors with their performance. Some of the most enthusiastic youth bands, breathtaking visual acts were also a part of the festivity. Various cuisines and mouth watering dishes by the food court, ranging from street food to cuisines from different parts of India, were also a part of the three-day long festival.last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Most Costa Ricans don’t vote in municipal elections. Will this year be different? Former San José mayor Johnny Araya confident he will win his job back in Sunday’s election Costa Ricans head to the polls in municipal elections Uber gets $200 million for international expansion For the first time in six years Costa Ricans are getting the chance to choose their mayors and city council members on Sunday.Two-toned flags with the colors of political parties flew outside polling stations around San José, the country’s largest canton, and trucks with speakers blared slogans to get people out, but there seemed to be little pent up demand in the streets.Municipal elections have struggled with low turnout in the past, but those who did vote said they did so out of a sense of patriotic obligation.Mireya Barrantes and Mari Chacón voted together at the Escuela de México in the Aranjuez neighborhood of San José. Barrantes said that it was an obligation to come out and vote when people in other countries didn’t have the same freedoms.“No one puts a gun to your head here and says you have to vote for someone,” Barrantes said. “We’re free to choose for ourselves.”Shirley Martínez from Moravia said she planned to vote Sunday more out of obligation than a particular political party’s platform. “People don’t like to bother to come out and vote, but it’s something that lots of people don’t have the right to do, like in Cuba,” she said.The issues that did motivate some of the voters with whom The Tico Times spoke were mostly quality of life issues like noise pollution and making San José a “city where people live,” in the words of one voter who did not give her name. For Eduardo García, who lives in Desamparados, crime and a lack of public safety were his main drivers to vote. That canton saw a spike in homicides in 2015.But others decided Sunday’s vote wasn’t worth their time. José Ruiz from Sarapiquí passed up his chance to vote to visit his girlfriend in San José. He said he didn’t care about politics.“There’s a lot of corruption,” he said, shrugging.Some of those who said they didn’t plan to vote were among the most opinionated about the state of their cantons.Norma Calvo, a lottery ticket seller in Plaza de la Cultura, said that she was fed up with politicians and had no plans to vote Sunday or in the future. She said that she was frustrated with the high cost of living in San José, from food to rent. But her deeper frustration was the sense that elected officials do not represent her interests.“These people will promise anything to get into office and then once they’re there, what? Nothing,” Calvo said. “They don’t do anything they say they will.”Minor Durán, a voter from San Pedro, took a different approach to his frustrations. He said he votes in every election: “No one’s going to decide for me.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more