Islamabad: The Pakistan government has launched a national slogan “Say No to India” and decided to ban all cultural exchanges with New Delhi including all kinds of joint ventures in the entertainment industry of the two countries, the media reported on Friday. The slogan was launched by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday, Dawn News reported. “All kinds of Indian content have been stopped and Pemra (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) has been directed to step up its vigilance in this regard along with actions against the sale of Indian DTH instruments,” Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Thursday evening. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Talking to media persons at a reception hosted by her, she said the move was in the wake of the Indian government’s decision to scrap Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Special Assistant added the media that the National Security Council had decided to establish a group to check on any kind of Indian content. “The external communications will be dealt with by the ministry of information, Foreign Office and the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) as per nature of information,” Awan said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls The government on Thursday announced that it has also banned the screening of Indian films in the country’s cinemas, reports Dawn news. “No Indian film will be screened in any Pakistani cinema. Drama, films and Indian content of this kind will be completely banned in Pakistan,” Awan had said in a tweet earlier in the day. This is not the first time that a ban on Indian content has been imposed. Earlier in February, the Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association had boycotted Indian films and announced that no Indian movie would be released in the country as a retaliation to Indian fighter jets bombing a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror launch-pad in Balakot area in Khyber-Pakhtunhkwa province Pemra was also instructed by the government to act against advertisements that were made in India.
FB Event Page CLICK HERE The ‘Continuum of Seniors Housing Presentation’ PDF shares Peace Holdings Inc, initial plans to develop a housing facility for Seniors. Points of interest covered in the presentation are, the plan and proposed location of development, the reasons and concerns why the project is needed and the information gathering needed to know the type and style of residence which would be best suited to the area and for the Seniors needs.The public’s feedback is encouraged for the company, in order to continue with their planning people can participate by filling out the ‘Design Consultation Survey.’The focus group will take place at the Seniors Centre at 10908 100th StreetJanuary 23rd, 2019 6 pm – 9 pmJanuary 24th, 2019 6 pm – 9 pmJanuary 25th, 8:30 am – 11:30 amTo register for this event CLICK HERE To view the Continuum of Seniors Housing Presentation CLICK HERETo participate in the Design Consultation Survey CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Seniors Housing Focus Group is a free public event for those interested in the proposed Peace Holdings Seniors Housing Development in Fort St John.This event is being hosted by Ron Brar and Terry Collier at the Seniors Centre in FSJ.The presentation is an opportunity to receive feedback from the community as the hosts of the event express ‘your opinion matters to us, and to our project vision.’
Efforts to reduce chronic hunger in developing countries are not on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the number of starving people worldwide by 2015 but that target can still be attained with minimal costs relative to the benefits gained, according to a new United Nations report released today. With the number of hungry people rising to 852 million in the 2000-2002 period, up by 18 million from the mid-1990s, the human and economic costs of hunger will only increase if the trend is not reversed, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says in its annual hunger report, The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2004. “It is possible that the international community has not fully grasped the economic bounce they would get from investments in hunger reduction,” FAO’s Assistant Director-General Hartwig de Haen said. “Enough is known about how to end hunger and now is the time to capture the momentum toward that goal. It is a matter of political will and prioritization.” More than 30 developing countries have already shown that progress is possible towards meeting the MDG through agricultural and rural development, the report notes.Hunger and malnutrition kill more than 5 million children every year and cost developing countries billions of dollars in lost productivity, yet the resources needed to effectively prevent this human and economic tragedy are minuscule when compared to the benefits, according to the report.Without the direct costs of dealing with the damage caused by hunger, more funds would be available to combat other social problems. “A very rough estimate suggests that these direct costs add up to around $30 billion per year – over five times the amount committed so far to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,” it says.In addition, there are the indirect costs of lost productivity and income. For example, tolerating the current levels of child malnutrition will result in productivity and income losses over their lifetimes of between $500 billion to $1 trillion at present value. Yet every dollar invested in reducing hunger can yield from five to over 20 times as much in benefits, it stresses. “More than 30 countries, representing nearly half the population of the developing world, provide proof that rapid progress is possible as well as lessons in how that progress can be achieved,” the report says. These countries – including Brazil, China, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Nigeria, Syria and Viet Nam – have reduced the percentage of hungry people by at least 25 per cent during the 1990s. The report points to “ample evidence” that rapid progress can be made by applying a twin-track strategy attacking both the causes and consequences of extreme poverty and hunger. Track one includes interventions to improve food availability and incomes for the poor by enhancing their productive activities. Track two features targeted programmes that give the most needy families direct and immediate access to food. The report recommends that countries adopt large-scale programmes to promote primarily agriculture and rural development on which the majority of the poor and hungry depend for their livelihoods.
“With this recognition, the Norwegian Nobel Committee underscores the value and the relevance of the work we have been doing,” he told international journalists at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna on learning that he would share the prestigious award with the IAEA.The Nobel Prize will lend “prominence and impetus” to the IAEA’s work, and sends a “strong message to keep doing what you are doing, be impartial, act with integrity,” he said.Voicing his “gratitude, pride and hope,” the agency chief commended the dedication and service of the IAEA and its staff.”It is humbling to receive such an extraordinary honour. I share it with great pride with all the men and women who serve at the International Atomic Energy Agency. This is a tremendous recognition of their untiring efforts in the service of peace,” he added.Mr. ElBaradei voiced hope that the award will serve to help the international community achieve the goal of developing a functional system of global security that does not derive from a nuclear weapons deterrent, but rather is based on addressing the security concerns of all people.”The Prize strengthens my resolve to fulfil both aspects of the IAEA mandate – ensuring the benefits of nuclear energy in the service of humankind, and working towards a world free of nuclear weapons,” he declared.The IAEA, he noted, was founded with a simple credo: Atoms for Peace – meaning that nuclear science should be used safely and securely in the service of humanity and not for its destruction.Mr. ElBaradei said he was at home with his wife when he heard the announcement on television. “It came as an absolute surprise to me. We were overjoyed by the news,” he added.Set up in 1957, the IAEA serves as the world’s nuclear inspectorate. With 2,200 professional and support staff from more than 90 countries, the Agency also helps countries to upgrade nuclear safety and security, and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. In addition, it functions as the world’s focal point to mobilize peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology for developing countries.Mr. ElBaradei joined the Agency in 1984 and held a number of high-level policy positions, including Legal Adviser and Assistant Director General for External Relations, before taking the reins in 1997.The 63-year old IAEA chief served previously as a diplomat with the Egyptian Foreign Service. He has lectured widely in the fields of international law, international organizations, arms control and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and is the author of various articles and books on these subjects.
Dorian was “Category Hell”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, “but he was not powered by a devil. We have always had many hurricanes, but now they are more intense, and more frequent, and they are powered by climate change.” It’s impossible not to be horrified by the level of destruction caused by #HurricaneDorian in the Bahamas. In the era of the climate crisis, natural disasters have become more frequent and devastating. It’s time to change course and implement strong #ClimateAction now. pic.twitter.com/P1Cx5JygDS— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 15, 2019 UN Secretary-General António Guterres (l) speaks to medical staff in Nassau, Bahamas at a centre for people who fled Hurricane Dorian, by UN Photo/OCHA/Mark GartenThe UN chief noted that although some sceptics of the aid effort expressed a view that middle-income countries like The Bahamas should not be supported in the face of disasters like Dorian, “it’s a wrong idea, especially with middle income countries that have high levels of vulnerability to external shocks, they are not responsible for.” Now is obviously still the emergency phase, he said, “but then there will be reconstruction, resilience, recovery; and this will require massive investments, from the Government, and international support of course will be absolutely essential”. The expectations of all Bahamians would need to be carefully managed, he noted, praising the extraordinary effort on the part of the Government and people, to deal with the devastation that will impact the economy and society for months to come. The international community has a “huge responsibility to support the Bahamas”, adding that as Secretary-General, he would be “saying that “everywhere I go”. As the UN chief left the capital of the island nation later on Saturday, one Government minister thanked him for speaking to the world about the reality Bahamians now find themselves in: “I really thank you on behalf of the Prime Minister and the people of our country, for taking the time, and coming and looking at ‘ground zero’ for yourself.” He said it was key for the international community to learn two things from the monster storm which struck on 1 September, killing at least 50 people, while around 1,300 are still reported missing: “We need to stop climate change, we need to make sure that we reverse the present trend when climate change is running faster than we are, and second, that countries like The Bahamas that do not contribute to climate change – but are in the first line of the devastating impacts of climate change – deserve international support, to be able to fully respond to the humanitarian emergency, but also for the reconstruction and the building resilience of the communities on the islands.”Although Tropical Storm Humberto brought ominous new rainfall to the island nation over Friday night, before moving away, the UN chief – who spent much of the day talking to Bahamians and showing solidarity with those affected – was able to visit what one Government minister later described as their “ground zero”, of Abaco and Grand Bahama, on Saturday morning. Taking to Twitter, he said he was “horrified” by the level of devastation. “I’ve never seen anything like this” he noted, despite spending 10 years in some of the most crises-ridden parts of the world, as head of UN refugee agency, UNHCR. ‘This kind of systematic destruction is unique’ Mr. Guterres spoke after surveying the scene, to international emergency responders and Bahamians involved in the Government relief effort in Abaco: “I have to say that I have seen in my life in different capacities, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, cyclones, I don’t remember seeing such a systematic level of devastation. Even when I came two years ago to Dominica…This kind of systematic destruction is unique.” Thanking all of the search and rescue workers from nations far and wide, international NGOs and UN agencies on the ground, he said that the destruction he had witnessed was “a demonstration of how dramatic natural disasters are becoming, increasing in intensity and in frequency and how vulnerable countries like the Bahamas are in relation to these natural disasters.” “It is clear that this acceleration is very much linked to human activity, triggering climate change and of course the Bahamas are not contributing much to climate change…So this solidarity is absolutely essential, and the international community needs to be able to express it very strongly.” He thanked them all for working “with an enormous determination, and enormous solidarity, and enormous generosity” in “very tough conditions.”
With a crucial vote looming on Thursday regarding the creation of a parliamentary committee to probe potential criminal offenses in the handling of the Lagarde list of Greeks with deposits at a Swiss bank, it remained unclear late on Wednesday what the exact procedure would be following a disagreement between parties.The likeliest scenario is the staging of three successive votes – one for each of the proposals by the coalition, leftist SYRIZA, and the Independent Greeks together with ultra-right Golden Dawn.The coalition has proposed that only former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou be probed in connection with the handling of the Lagarde list following the revelation by prosecutors last month that the names of three of his relatives were removed from the list.SYRIZA wants Papaconstantinou’s successor Evangelos Venizelos, who leads socialist PASOK, to be investigated along with the former. And the two smaller opposition parties want former premiers George Papandreou and Lucas Papademos to be probed too. It is expected that, for each of the votes, MPs will be given ballot papers with the names of all four politicians and the charges they would face.In the event that the scenario of three votes is rejected at the eleventh hour, a morning vote will probably be held on what form the evening vote will take – whether it will involve three ballot boxes being set up or four, for each of the politicians cited in the proposals. SYRIZA and other opposition parties argue that if there are separate votes for each of the proposals there would be pressure on MPs to vote along party lines.MPs from Democratic Left, the junior coalition partner, adopted the line taken by SYRIZA on Wednesday, noting that a vote on the politicians, rather than the three proposals, would be fairer. Democratic Left MPs are expected to break from the coalition line – of only participating in the vote proposed by the coalition – and join the SYRIZA ballot, probably dropping blank votes.Meanwhile prosecutors investigating the handling of the Lagarde list are expected to summon an aide to Yiannis Diotis, the former head of the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE), after the latter claimed to have asked her to make a copy of a memory stick containing the list and erase the original. The prosecutors are also expected to summon an ex-employee of Papaconstantinou. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Steve McClaren is delighted with QPR’s first away win of the season as they secured a 2-1 win over Bolton.Goals from Luke Freeman and Ebere Eze saw McClaren’s side take the lead. However, Bolton pulled one back courtesy of Erhun Oztumer but Rangers held on for their first away victory.McClaren was pleased with the way his side dealt with the late Bolton siege, saying: “We defended it well but other days you don’t get away with that.“So I am disappointed in that because we should have been out of sight, not holding on.Report: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“However, we’ve got seven points from three games and we showed we can do everything.“We can play football, we can compete and work hard and get results away from home which is tough.“The start of the season was poor. But we really only had two bad halves; the second against West Brom and the second against Bristol City.“The rest have been okay but this and the other two performances showed we can compete a lot better than we did four or five weeks ago. Now, we have got to build on this.”
CEO John Donovan discusses AT&T’s 5G plans at CES 2019. Sarah Tew/CNET In hindsight, AT&T’s Time Warner acquisition looks pretty good. The business, now renamed WarnerMedia, gave AT&T a few things to crow about in its fourth-quarter earnings released Wednesday. They include WarnerMedia’s operating income growth of 33.2 percent, a popular slate of films like the blockbuster Aquaman and strong digital subscriber growth for HBO. Offsetting that positive news, however, were continued drags on AT&T’s legacy businesses. The company added only 134,000 phone customers in the quarter on a post-paid basis — those are people who pay their bills at the end of the month. In total, the company added just 13,000 post-paid subscribers thanks to a loss of 410,000 customers with tablets and other connected computing devices after AT&T scaled back its promotions. The rate of customer turnover also increased from a year ago due to decreased promotional activity.In comparison, Verizon on Tuesday reported 653,000 net new phone customers in the fourth quarter. On the video side, AT&T lost 391,000 traditional pay TV customers and 267,000 DirecTV Now customers.DirecTV Now, the subscription streaming service, took a big hit after AT&T raised its prices, and the company said essentially no customers are on discounted plans anymore. Growing painsRandall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, said on a conference call with analysts Wednesday that it’s been “a year of learning” for the DirectTV Now product. He explained it became apparent early on when the live TV streaming service launched with a promotional price of $35 that customers weren’t so engaged with the product. As a result, when the promotion ended, subscribers dropped off rapidly.But Stephenson said the service is starting to turn a corner. “The customer base that remains is growing and highly engaged,” he said. “It has good churn characteristics, and we like our positioning with the streaming product.”Still, he admitted the company needs to find a way to keep pricing of its streaming services low. The company is planning a subscription streaming video-on-demand service that will include some of its premium content, such as HBO shows like Game of Thrones.”The customer is simply not willing to pay more for the content even though the content cost is increasing,” he said. “So we need to get content cost down to a price customers are willing to pay.”You simply can’t have “subscriptions declining and costs rising,” he added. The results underscore AT&T’s awkward lurch forward in the midst of transformation. The company wants to become an entertainment powerhouse, but also must keep an eye on its more traditional service business. Its wireless business has struggled enough that the company has resorted to touting the broad deployment of 5G E service, which is not actual 5G but suggests a level of network superiority over other carriers that doesn’t exist. AT&T has said it’s proud that it renamed its 4G service 5G E.Real 5G is comingStill, Stephenson emphasized that “standards-based 5G” is coming, and it will be nationwide by 2020. This is in large part thanks to the first responder network called FirstNet that the company is building using an initial $7 billion investment from the FCC’s 700 MHz auction. FirstNet is a public private partnership between AT&T and the first responder community. It is designed to give priority access to first responders in the event of a disaster, but will also serve as the foundation for AT&T’s commercial 5G service. Stephenson said construction of the new network is already ahead of schedule, and he expects the majority of the country to get true mobile 5G service by 2020. AT&T has already launched pockets of standards-based 5G in a few cities. Currently, the service is only available via hotspot “pucks.” But he said as phones are introduced this year, AT&T will begin making the service more widely available. “It’s an evolution and it’s real,” he said. Stephenson said AT&T will eventually offer a fixed 5G broadband replacement service, like its rival Verizon. “We are mobile first, like the standard [dictates],” he said. But he added that in three to five years he sees 5G evolving to serve as a fixed broadband replacement product.”Back in the ’90s everyone said that wireless would never substitute for wireline voice,” he said. “The reality is that 5G will have enough capacity to serve all the broadband for streaming, DirecTV Now, Netflix, and any other services. So I’m convinced as we get millimeter wavelength spectrum out there, we’ll see a true replacement service with 5G fixed line broadband.”Banking on entertainment The company can count a number of successes in its entertainment business, including A Star is Born and Crazy Rich Asians. Aquaman, which premiered in December, is another standout and is the first DC Extended Universe film to cross the $1 billion mark.Going forward, Stephenson said the company’s deep catalog of Warner Brothers content will be what sets it apart from competitors.”Those who have strong IP (intellectual property) and deep libraries of IP are the ones who will succeed over time,” he said. Stephenson explained that AT&T will use this in a number of ways.”I’m a strong believer in two-sided business models,” he said This means not only finding ways to “right-size” content packages for services like DirecTV Now to maximize value, but also offering some content as part of a premium subscription service, like the one the company is planning to launch, while offering other content as part of an ad-supported service, like DirecTV Now. He added that AT&T also needs to figure out which content should be exclusive to AT&T and its streaming services and which TV shows and movies it can sell to other distribution platforms like Netflix. “There isn’t going to be a cookie-cutter approach,” he said. “All content is not equal.”He said AT&T is in a good position to capitalize on this. “Having a 90-year inventory of incredible IP is a really important thing,” he said. “When you look at the landscape of what’s being consumed, you’d be surprised at how much is Warner Brothers intellectual property.”For the period, the Dallas telecom giant said it posted a net profit of $4.9 billion, or 66 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier profit of $19 billion, or $3.08 per share, which was helped by the federal government’s tax reforms. Excluding special items, the company posted adjusted earnings per share of 86 cents. Revenue, meanwhile, was at $48 billion.Analysts, on average, forecast earnings of 86 cents a share and revenue of $48.5 billion. Shares slipped 0.1 percent to $30.66 in pre-market trading.First published Jan. 30 at 4:22 a.m. PT.Update: 9:15 a.m. PT: Adds comments and information from the company’s conference call with investors. Say hello to Visible: Verizon’s stealth budget wireless service may finance your next iPhone.5G smartphone on the way: Samsung and Verizon are teaming up to deliver it in first half of 2019. Earnings 5G AT&T Samsung Verizon Review • Live TV streamer is stronger on channels, weaker on DVR 4 Tags Comments DirecTV Now News • DirecTV Now adds HBO, raises prices by $10 a month Phones Share your voice
Hollywood Hegar & Vulgar Patton. The dynamic duo: pic.twitter.com/JTh00ozKkR— Team Cornyn (@TeamCornyn) April 23, 2019 Meanwhile, Oswalt responded with various jabs about Cornyn’s age (“you pointless fossil”) and called the tweets “unwitting promotion.” Now playing: Watch this: Hollywood Hegar supporter and video guest star, Patton Oswalt, has tweeted some offensive comments over the years, reply A or B to let us know which one is more offensive to you: pic.twitter.com/gXgPvstK6V— Team Cornyn (@TeamCornyn) April 23, 2019 Intern: This really isn’t playing well, sir. Cornyn: keep searching his tweets, whipper-snapper.Intern: But the Internet is laughing at you. Patton is not your opponent. Cornyn: But look at all the likes!Intern: Sir, those are comments… you’re being ratioed.— #SaveODAAT (@Danny__Gokey) April 23, 2019 Meanwhile, Twitter’s been trying to get a handle on issues like harassment on the platform. On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss “protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 US elections” among other things, a Twitter spokesperson said.Originally published April 24, 7:33 a.m. PTUpdate, 9:05 a.m.: Adds that Oswalt declined to comment. Hegar and Cornyn’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Oswalt declined to comment further. Others on Twitters weighed in on interaction, finding it unusual and wondering how it came about, exactly. Post a comment Over the next several hours, @TeamCornyn and Oswalt went back and forth as the political account tweeted out more censored screenshots of Oswalt’s tweets with comments like “Hollywood Hegar & Vulgar Patton. The dynamic duo.” Comedian Patton Oswalt and the campaign account for Sen. John Cornyn got into a Twitter scuffle. Gary Gershoff/Getty Sen. John Cornyn’s official campaign Twitter account got into a brawl Tuesday with comedian Patton Oswalt.The account for the Republican senator from Texas started posting screenshots of what it called offensive tweets after Oswalt appeared in a video supporting Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar, a Democrat running against Cornyn. Guys, if you’re offended by my “sailor talk” like the incel running the @TeamCornyn account is, put your outrage nickels in the swear jar below! https://t.co/6JTYt9bNJT https://t.co/szVCysDSZq— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 23, 2019 Tags Senators grill Twitter and Facebook over alleged political… Share your voice Gotta say, out of everything in the world that could have happened today, Senator @JohnCornyn randomly going after @pattonoswalt with some old tweets was not even in the top gazillion.— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) April 23, 2019 0 7:49 Culture
A record number of kids are currently in Alaska’s Foster Care System. Caseworkers are overloaded. Families and kids are frustrated. But it’s not all bad news. Communities are around the state are developing solutions to both support families who are involved with the system and prevent kids from going into foster care in the first place.Join Alaska Public Media for Community in Unity: Fostering our Future. It’s a public conversation with:Christy Lawton, the Director of the Office of Children’s ServicesLola Stepetin, Director of Family Services with the Nome Eskimo CommunitySarah Redmon, Interim Director of Facing Foster Care AlaskaLaura Ingham, foster mother & former foster childWe recorded live at 7 p.m. on April 27 in the Alaska Public studios near the APU campus, and the program will broadcast on KSKA-FM and KAKM-TV on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m.The event brought together community members with diverse experiences and questions. During the forum we highly encourage questions and comments from the audience. All community members were invited to participate in a conversation about making foster care successful and preventing kids from entering the system.For more information, contact Anne Hillman at 550-8447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alaska’s first joint state-tribal wellness court was officially established Thursday.Listen Now Governor Bill Walker, Lt. Governor Byron Mallot and Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth were on hand to witness the signing.Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran says the government-to-government Memorandum of Understanding comes after years of preparations between the Kenaitze Indian Tribe on the Kenai Peninsula and the state.“It’s the first time that a state court and a tribal court have worked collaboratively,” Moran said. “And so we’re both gonna be sitting on the bench each and every case working together for our community, particularly surrounding substance abuse.”Moran says the U.S. Department of Justice gave training and technical assistance in the design and implementation of the project.There are less than a handful of similar courts across the country, but early statistics indicate they have reduced repeat offenses.Kenaitze Tribal Chief Judge Kimberley Sweet said the hope is other communities will also follow suit.“With the drug and alcohol epidemic that our state and our nation are facing, we’re hoping that this is going to be successful and it just takes over like a steamroller and goes across the state,” Sweet said.However, Sweet warns against a cookie cutter approach to implementing the program. She says each of the 231 Federally recognized tribes in Alaska is unique with their own laws and issues.The two judges said if all the details get worked out in the next few weeks they could be hearing their first cases before Thanksgiving.
Journal information: Physical Review Letters New rechargeable batteries needed: A microporous polymer is an unusually powerful supercapacitor In studying how fluids behave, scientists have found that when they move through a channel, free ions in them tend to stick to channel walls. Applying voltage to the ions causes them to move. That movement rubs the rest of the molecules causing them to move as well. The result is movement of a liquid through a channel due to an electric charge (electro-osmosis). Researchers have found that at the micro level, where the ratio of ions sticking to walls compared to the total amount of fluid is high, the process is particularly strong.In this new research, the team wondered what might happen if the channel walls were elastic. To find out, they created a soap film (essentially a bubble) between two electrodes separated by just half a centimeter. In this scenario, the soap film existed as two very thin, concentric cylinders of soapy material (water, surfactant and a small amount of potassium chloride to provide the free ions) with ions and water moving freely. Without a charge, gravity would cause the water molecules to fall towards the ground, eventually breaking the film (or popping the bubble). When given a small charge, however, the movement of the ions was sufficiently strong to keep the fluid moving throughout the film, and in some cases was actually strong enough to push it upwards. This was no surprise as other researchers had seen the same result. What was surprising however, was what happened when the voltage was increased.Prior research had suggested that increasing the voltage would cause the fluid movement rate to increase at a linear rate. Instead, they found the rate increased much faster than predicted. Upon closer inspection they found that this was due to the film becoming thicker, allowing for the movement of more liquid. This finding suggests it might be possible to create fluid micro-gates that can be fine tuned by adjusting the amount of electric charge and/or free ions, resulting in a type of micro-diode. More information: Soft Nanofluidic Transport in a Soap Film, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 054502 (2013) prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i5/e054502AbstractWe investigate experimentally the electrokinetic properties of soft nanofluidic channels that consist in soap films with nanometric thickness, covered with charged surfactants. Both the electric and fluidic responses of the system are measured under an applied voltage drop along the film. The electric field is shown to induce an electro-osmotic hydrodynamic flow in the film. However, in contrast to systems confined between solid surfaces, the soft nature of the nanochannel results furthermore in a thickening of the film. This effect accordingly increases the total electro-osmotic flow rate, which behaves nonlinearly with the applied electric field. This behavior is rationalized in terms of an analogy with a Landau-Levich film withdrawn from a reservoir, with the driving velocity identified here with the electro-osmotic one.Featured on Physics Focus (Phys.org)—Researchers with Institut Lumière Matière, at the University of Lyon have found that soap film channels can be tuned using an electric charge to cause them to grow thicker or thinner on demand. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team describes how they replaced a physical channel with one made of a thin soap film and found it was tunable due to its elastic walls. Explore further Voltage applied across this cylindrical soap film causes fluid to flow up against gravity in the roughly 100-nanometer-thick film. Credit: O. Bonhomme/Univ. of Lyon/CNRS, via Physics Focus © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Researchers find soap film micro-channel size tunable with electric charge (2013, February 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-soap-micro-channel-size-tunable-electric.html 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.
Kolkata: A West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) bus caught fire on Wednesday morning on Jessore Road near airport 2 1/2 number gate. Passengers were immediately evacuated and the fire spread all over the bus within minutes. Later, two fire tender doused the flames within half an hour. No casualty was reported.According to the sources, around 11:25 am on Wednesday, a WBTC C-23 bus of Dankuni-Park Circus route was approaching Jessore Road from Belgharia Expressway. At the end of Belgharia Expressway Flyover, some passengers got a burning smell and noticed smoke billowing out from Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifethe engine. On seeing smoke spreading inside the bus, the passengers got panic-stricken and started screaming. The driver immediately stopped the bus and asked the passengers to abandon it. Just after the passengers got down, the flames spread all over the bus standing in the middle of the road. All the airport-bound vehicles were stopped at airport gate number 3. Police rushed to the spot and arranged for a pipe. Though Traffic Inspector (TI), Airport, Sushanta Mondal tried to douse the flames but failed as the water pressure was not enough. However, the fire did not spread more. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMeanwhile, two fire tenders reached the spot and controlled the fire within a short period of time. On seeing a bus on fire, traffic police personnel rushed to the spot. The fire brigade was also informed. One fire tender was pressed in to action. Traffic movement towards airport 1 number crossing was completely stopped. As a result, the congestion touched the Michel Nagar. The fire was completely doused around 12:20 pm. The bus was then towed away to Airport police station and vehicular movement was resumed. It is suspected that the fire occurred due to a mechanical glitch. Sources informed that forensic experts will examine the bus to identify the reason behind the incident.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global April 2, 2015 Google X’s moonshot division is in the business of pushing technology’s capabilities to their limits.“When we say moonshots, what we mean is that we’re shooting for things that are 10 times better, not incremental improvements,” Astro Teller, Google X’s ‘Captain of Moonshots’ told the audience at his keynote SXSW Panel this year, Moonshots and Reality. Current moonshots include Project Loon, which aims to connect the entire global population to the digital world through a network of balloons, Project Ara, a development effort to create a modular hardware ecosystem, self-driving cars and (until recently) Google Glass.Related: SXSW Thought Leaders on Failing Better & Finding Your WayThe projects span industries, but share common characteristics and a common goal: they work to find a solution to a big problem that affects many people, they propose to fix the problem in an innovative way, and they incorporate “a hard technical thing that we think we can maneuver and solve that would make a science fiction sounding proposal possible.”Some of these moonshots, particularly Google Glass and to a lesser extent, self-driving cars, have been met with resistance from the public; a common objection to Google Glass is that it violates personal privacy, which baffles Teller. “I’m amazed by how sensitively people respond to some of the privacy issues,” Teller said. While he understands overarching privacy concerns, “Google Glass did not move the needle, it was literally a rounding error on the number of cameras in your life.”Related: SXSW: David Chang – What Luxe Restaurants Can Learn From Taco Bell and GoogleIn general, the public’s response to new, cutting-edge technological advancements concerns him. “I’m afraid of people’s reactions to technology,” he said bluntly, noting that although technology’s rate of change is rapidly accelerating, our laws, regulations and social norms aren’t keeping pace: “That’s what makes me afraid. Because when those things start to widen, as a society we get scared, and scared people do dumb things.”A telling example of the way regulation often lags behind technology: Google’s self-driving cars – which don’t have steering wheels, acceleration pedals or breaks, but do have mirrors and windshields. “I have a sadly good answer…that’s the law,” Teller said when asked why the mirrors were included. “You’re not required to have a steering wheel, but you are required to have rear-view mirrors.”While Teller said that he understands society’s concerns – “I’m not saying all technologies are OK” – he believes the pace at which we digest, process and respond to technological advancements needs to speed up. “I would rather we keep pace and feel confident rather than afraid, because then we can make good decisions about how we want technology to affect our lives.” Related: SXSW: Accelerator Judges Reveal Must-Follow Pitch Tips 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
The first time John Skelton saw action in a regular seasonNFL game was at University of Phoenix Stadium against theSt. Louis Rams.A fifth-round pick out of Fordham, the rookie entered thegame when both Derek Anderson and Max Hall went down withinjuries. Skelton completed three of six passes for 45 yards inArizona’s 19-6 loss, but the experience he gained that day— and the four starts that followed — will help him ifhe gets the call Sunday for an injured Kevin Kolb, athome, against the Rams. “Anytime you get experience it’s invaluable,” Skeltonsaid. “So those four games I got to play last year reallyhelped towards this year.”Skelton said his goal is to make the most of anyopportunity he’s given, which he sort of did last season.Skelton led the team to two wins in four starts, thoughcompleted just 47.6 percent of his passes and threw justtwo touchdowns.No longer a rookie, the QB is more confident this timearound.“I fit in now,” he said. “Maybe last year, early in theyear, training camp and stuff, I felt out of place, butnow I know I can make all the throws, I’ve seen a lot ofdefenses and I’ll be prepared for what they bring.”And while the team is comfortable with Skelton,a big game Sunday would not mean he should bepermanently elevated to the starter’s role.“[Kevin’s] the starting quarterback, I’m just going tocome in, do my backup-role job,” he said. “I am going toprepare like I’m the starter but I do that every weekanyways.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments Share Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
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He is leading 5-3 and will be breaking Federer for the a two set lead 1837 hrs IST: Too good from Cilic.but not a principle of government. This can be seen at three levels Austerity is fine as a principle But in case of government it is a two-edged sword As every intelligent theorist of political authority from Burke to Adam Smith recognisedit is also important for government not to appear contemptible Much of what passed as austerity for many years did just that made government look incapable and incompetentif not an outright health hazard The five star culture was not so much about conspicuous consumption as it was about overcoming decades where government frugality made it more contemptible than recognisably austere Secondcontrary to what hypocritical moralists thinkour attitude to privilege is complex Of course conspicuous consumption generates a backlash On the other handthere is also the reverse thought: if even the well-to-do in society are unable to create some kind of world of their own choosingwhat hope will there be for the rest In shortexercising privilegeto a certain degreeis as much an expression of peoples aspirations as tearing down privilege The balance is a hard one But merely focusing on individuals disguises the fact that an inherent hypocrisy is generated by the tension between egalitarianism and aspiration Most ordinary people are sensible enough to live with this hypocrisy Thirdthere is always the curious misapplication of symbolically-based frugality arguments I think a case can be made that our members of Parliament are actually underpaidand even more importantly under-resourced But all kinds of austerity arguments are being used in places where they are probably not necessary Here the politics of making the gesture takes over prudent determination of costs and benefits of giving MPs more None of this is to suggest that gestures of solidarity with the pooror symbolic foregoing of privilegesor a critique of consumption are unimportant They are But we should recognise them for what they are: political judgments The deeper moral issues have to do with the ends of government policy and the effects those have Oftenas Shklar notedwe are tempted to expose hypocrisy because it is easier then to dispose of the character of particular individuals than it is to show how their convictions are wrongor their policies ineffective Let us have an honest debate about the broad culture of consumption; we need that discussion as a society Let us have a debate over taxpayer money or policies for the poor But let us not pretend that forcing austerity on individuals by unmasking hypocrisy is a serious ethical issue The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhi express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsEven though the word math is involved, It will also include at least eight projects such as ? While in Uttar Pradesh, For all the latest Lucknow News, In some cases,followed by an improv reggae song about fever and getting high.Chandigarh resuming at 173 for 2 were bowled out for 414 and were also awarded 64 penalty runs because of 8 overs bowled short by Amritsar team making the final total to 478. There is equal vigilance outside Babulnath temple.
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Australia amassed 574-7 in the first innings, said a search was on for the four missing boys. In 1976,336 +35 as photocopy and postal charges respectively for supplying information.” said Wolff,A number of issues raised by the complainants merit further enquiry, the IFCs Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) said in a just-concluded appraisal reportadding the report has been shared with the IFCthe World Banks president and its boardand an audit is being initiated According to the IFCs guidelinesthe ombudsman body wouldon the basis of the audit resultsmonitor its involvement in the project until it complies with its policy For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Baninder Rahi | Chandigarh | Published: May 22 2013 1:29 am Top News Amid speculations62 of 104 city government schools have placed an order for school uniforms through tendering and 42 are contemplating re-tendering to get suppliers for the uniforms The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) had asked school management committees (SMCs)this yearto float tenders to purchase school uniforms Government schools got a response from companies after they floated tenders thrice Talking to Chandigarh NewslineDistrict Education Officer Ram Kumar Sharma said? the BSP, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 28, later, For all the latest Ahmedabad News.
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