Microsoft Announces Windows Mobile 65

first_img 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. Explore further Mobile cinemas in China are a lens on society Citation: Microsoft Announces Windows Mobile 6.5 (2009, February 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from In addition to the new Windows phones, Microsoft will also be featuring two new services: My Phone, to sync text messages, photos, video and contacts to the Web and Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Marketplace will provide direct-to-phone mobile applications that can be controlled from both the phone and the Web.Microsoft is currently working with partners across the industry to deliver a new generation of Windows phones that will provide consumers with information, and applications that will provide a greater end-to-end experiences at work or at home.In Windows Mobile 6.5 you will find a new home screen with customizable widgets that displays favorite Web services and lets users access them quickly with a finger tap along with faster and more efficient access to e-mail, phone messages and instant messaging. The improved touch-screen interface makes it easy to open applications and there is also an updated version of the latest Internet Explorer Mobile browser.The free My Phone service enables users to access, manage and back up their personal information on their device to a password-protected Web-based service. This also makes it easier to upgrade your phone without losing important information. Windows Marketplace for Mobile is an integrated marketplace for searching, browsing and purchasing mobile applications from Windows phones. The new marketplace will be found on Windows phones that incorporate Windows Mobile 6.5. Developers have already built more than 20,000 applications for Windows phones and will offer applications to customers through the marketplace via a simple security and compatibility check from Microsoft.The new Windows phones are expected to be available the second half of 2009. If you would like additional information, you can visit Microsoft Mobile World Congress Web Page.© 2009 ( — At the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, Microsoft officially revealed the new Windows phones featuring new user-friendly software and services. The next generation of Windows phones will be based on Windows Mobile 6.5 and feature a new user interface and a richer browsing experience.last_img read more

Researchers suggest gas cloud could reveal black holes near center of Milky

first_img G2, a massive cloud of gasses three times the size of Pluto’s orbit (but just 3 times the mass of Earth) was discovered moving through our galaxy two years ago by researchers at the Max Planck Institute. After noting its projected path, the researchers at Columbia have found that it will likely pass through a region of space that is thought to harbor as many as 20,000 small black holes (a single massive black hole is believed to exist at the center of our galaxy.) They suggest that researchers here on Earth might be able to actually see the interaction between the gas cloud and any black holes that are encountered. As the gas cloud comes near a black hole, they believe some of the gas will begin to spiral as it’s pulled in by its gravity. That, they say, should cause a lot of heat to be expelled and x-ray light to be emitted—enough to be observable using x-ray telescopes. They go so far as to estimate that researchers might be able to see evidence of as many as 16 interactions.More exciting to some in the field, is the possibility that the movement of G2 through our galaxy may give direct evidence of what are known as intermediate sized black holes—believed by some to be several times the mass of our sun. To date, their existence is purely theoretical. If G2 comes across one, and interacts with it, the event could prove that they really do exist. They, like the many small black holes in the universe, are believed to reside near the center of the galaxy, which is where G2 is heading. The researchers estimate it will reach the best position for study this September, giving researchers plenty of time to prepare.One unknown attribute of G2 could throw a wrench into the project however—the density of the gas cloud is not yet known. If it’s not dense enough, any interactions with a black hole may not create enough light to be seen from Earth. More information: Gas Cloud G2 Can Illuminate the Black Hole Population Near the Galactic Center, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 221102 (2013) nuclei are expected to be densely populated with stellar- and intermediate-mass black holes. Exploring this population will have important consequences for the observation prospects of gravitational waves as well as understanding galactic evolution. The gas cloud G2 currently approaching Sgr A* provides an unprecedented opportunity to probe the black hole and neutron star population of the Galactic nucleus. We examine the possibility of a G2-cloud–black-hole encounter and its detectability with current x-ray satellites, such as Chandra and NuSTAR. We find that multiple encounters are likely to occur close to the pericenter, which may be detectable upon favorable circumstances. This opportunity provides an additional important science case for leading x-ray observatories to closely follow G2 on its way to the nucleus. ( —A team of researchers from Columbia University has published a paper in Physical Review Letters in which they suggest that the movement of gas cloud G2 near the center of our galaxy may reveal previously hidden small black holes. They note also that observation of G2’s movement might lead to direct evidence of the existence of intermediate size black holes. © 2013 Explore further Gas cloud will collide with our galaxy’s black hole in 2013center_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters Color composite image of Centaurus A, revealing the lobes and jets emanating from the active galaxy’s central black hole. Composite images: ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray) Citation: Researchers suggest gas cloud could reveal black holes near center of Milky Way galaxy (2013, June 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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.last_img read more

Visitors throng Surajkund

first_imgWhat’s the most spectacular thing about the popular ongoing Surajkund Mela? It just created history with the highest footfall recorded for a single day with 1,42,000 visitors on a single day on Sunday last week. This new milestone crossed all previous footfall records.The success of Surajkund Crafts Mela is credited to the availability of modern amenities of safe drinking water, clean environment, high maintenance of law and order, clean and hygienic public conveniences and efficient transport facilities with the due efforts of policing and security agencies, district administration and Mela Authority. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The area of the Mela now stands around 40 acres and ensures smooth and soaring movement of visitors. The year 1989 had a footfall of mere 1.75 lakhs while the year 2010 saw a whooping 7.54 lakhs of visitors in the Mela. The year 2011 saw a 20 per cent increase in the number of visitors as compared to 2010 and over the last couple of years, the numbers have been escalating.Surajkund Crafts Mela has gone beyond cultural amalgamation of various countries. The Mela has gone international this year with the participation of 20 countries. The Mela has been enriched by various foreign cultural troupes. It boasts of dedicated fan following who visit every year.last_img read more

Delhi does its bit to uplift tribes

first_imgA rare exhibition of ethnic art motifs of tribal communities such as Gonds, Bhils, Rathwas, Sauras and Warlis is being held in the national capital.The nine-day Adi Chitra showcase at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra here features works of 40 artists.The artworks, painted in simplistic style, depict life of the ethnic groups, including their gods and goddesses, love for nature, affinity to colours, festivals and community bonding.Organised by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the show aims to save ethnic paintings from fading into oblivion and bringing them into the mainstream. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The mobile show earlier travelled to Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad attracting tremendous response. Among the well-known artists whose works are on display are Nankushia Shyam and Japani, Paresh Rathwa, Rameshwar Munda and Jivya Soma Mashe.‘They vent their creative expressions by sketching on rocks or smearing patterns with cow dung or rice flour on walls. But many such artists never get attention of the world outside and their art dies with them. Our focus is to bring some of these gifted people into the mainstream,’ managing director Jiji Thomson said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTribal art has changed with times. Rice flour, natural dyes and mud wall surfaces – the traditional drawing tools, have given way to paper, canvas, acrylic and waters colours with artists such as Jangarh Singh Shyam and his students opening up to modernism.In the last decade, ethnic has found space in the mainstream because of increased efforts by tribal welfare and culture ministries.The art is much sought in the western markets. According to rough estimates, these artworks sell for Rs 50,000-Rs 2,00,000 though many artists complain of feeling short-changed because of the sporadic nature of the exhibitions. Companies such as the Kedia group have been bringing tribal art to metropolitan centres and building archives with extensive documentation to preserve the genres under their corporate social responsibility initiatives.The national capital got its first dedicated tribal art gallery, The Must Art Gallery, last year.The gallery, owned by Tulika Kedia, hosts solo and group shows by talented but little-known tribal artists from Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Kedia has a personal collection of nearly 2,000 ethnic works of art.Also, Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, which has a large collection of ethnic art, is building a separate tribal art facility to encourage more artists to come out of their insular aesthetic fold, said an official of the culture ministry, who did not want to be named.last_img read more

On a mellifluous note

first_imgA sweeping look at the audience with a glimmer in her eye marked the end of every set she played. Amidst a dazzling background, piano took the centrestage with her fingers conjuring up magic for the ears. Ankita Kumar, the daughter of Neeraj Kumar, the incumbent Commissioner of Police, enthralled the city at IIT Delhi, with her piano performance HARMONY that celebrated music from across borders on 12 July. Sarod maestro, Amjad Ali Khan, celebrity piano player and Ankita’s teacher Brian Silas, TV anchor and actors-Anurradha Prasad,Shammi Narang were amongst the elite gathering of 400 people comprising  politicians, diplomats, artistes and music lovers who witnessed the musical evening.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The one and a half hour instrumental event featured music from across the world on the piano. Accompanied by the rhythms of the tabla and the strings of the guitar, the evening witnessed Hindi film songs from the black and white era, techno rich Bollywood music of today, Boney M songs and timeless English classic tunes on the piano. Blending in music with emotions, she played  old melodies from O haseena zulfon waali, Kahin door jab din dhul jaaye, Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixand Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si to the latest songs Itni si khushi itni si hasii (Barfi) and Tum hee ho (Ashiqui 2).’Through Harmony, I paid tribute to my father for a glorious four decade career in uniform and a brand new innings,’ said Ankita Kumar while unleashing the power of music.Her musical journey that began with emulating her teacher Brian Silas at the age of 12 has now culminated into a many musical evenings and a school for music,Colors of Music, in 2012. Hitting the right notes, with this performance she reached a musical crescendo in her career, leaving her audience entranced.last_img read more

Green Sufism

first_imgDivine Social Welfare Society, a Non- government organization organised a Sufi Musical evening with Nizami Brothers on  December 7 at Sri Satya Sai Auditorium for their Campaign Green Hands: Save Earth- Save Future which is directed towards the environmental issues that are prevalent today and their impact on our upcoming generations.It was a fund raising event whose proceeds will be utilized for bearing the expenses of the campaign. Nizami Brothers commenced the evening with Maula Ke Kaul, which according to Sufiana tradition is important to start with. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’These Sufi legends mesmerised all with their powerful voices and magic of qawali. Nizami Brothers presented some soulful poetry and received a huge applause from the audience.The evening saw the soulful performance of Sufi music composed in Urdu, Farsi and Arabi language these included; ‘Saanson Ki Khushboo..’, ‘Khwaja Mere Khwaja..’, ‘Faya Kun..’ amongst few others. They ended the programme with popular song ‘Dama Dam Mast Kalandar..’,During the program B. Kalita (MP and President Assam Pradesh Congress Committee), Mohd. Adeeb (MP), Ashok Tanwar (President Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee were present their to support this campaign. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSpeaking about the program General Secretary of Divine NGO Yash Sharma said “In the last 2-3 decades, we have witnessed drastic changes in the environmental scenario which is affecting us in many ways such as Global Warming, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Floods, Landslides, Depletion of Natural Resources etc. “So, we are very much concerned about our next generation with the big question,’ Are we going to leave anything behind for Gen-next?’ To address this question, we have designed a fresh campaign to create as well as enhance awareness amongst the masses and also to find and implement the necessary measures to slow down the degradation of the environment.”  This campaign will also move to other parts of India.last_img read more

Janata Parivar splinter groups coming together

first_imgIn the meeting, which was attended by JD (U) national president Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, consensus was reached on the merger of all splinters of Janata Parivar.According to sources, the unification will start after January 15 as the month of kharmas (inauspicious) will come to end on Makar Sankranti, which will be celebrated on January 14. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIWhile talking to reporters, after the meeting, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said, “The merger of Janata Parivar is on the cards. Today, we all met to discuss issues like flag and symbol of the proposed outfit.”“We had earlier taken a decision about merging our parties and Mulayam Singh was authorised to take the proposal forward. We sat together today in this regard. He will speak to the JD(S) president and INLD leaders and we will have a formal meeting,” Kumar said, describing their meeting as informal. While talking to Millennium Post, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said, “All  parties have agreed to the merger and the good news will come soon.”There are suggestions that JD (U) and RJD may merge before the grand merger of five parties as a prolonged delay may be detrimental to their interest in Bihar which is headed for polls later this year and they face a stiff challenge from a rejuvenated BJP.last_img read more

AirAsia crash Divers may have found copilots body

first_imgIndonesian divers have found a body believed to be the French co-pilot who was steering an AirAsia plane when it crashed in December with 162 people onboard, an official said on Saturday.Coordinator of the search and rescue effort S B Supriyadi said the body was retrieved from the front part of the fuselage during a search operation on Friday.“It is likely the body of the French co-pilot, wearing uniform with three stripes on (the) shoulder,” he told AFP, adding that the body is still being held onboard the Pacitan warship before being taken to land. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenA formal confirmation will be given after the Disaster Victims Identification (DVI) team finish identifying the body, which is in poor condition, S B Supriyadisaid.Indonesian investigators last month said French co-pilot Remi Plesel was flying the plane before it crashed, rather than Captain Iriyanto, an experienced former fighter pilot.Flight QZ8501 went down in stormy weather on December 28 in the Java sea during what was supposed to be a short trip from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.Divers also found three bodies inside the main body of the plane yesterday and another three bodies near the fuselage today, bringing a total number of dead retrieved to 101, Supriyadi said.Rescue services are still trying to lift the fuselage from the seabed using giant inflatable bags after earlier attempts failed.last_img read more

The mystery trail

first_imgThey say, nobody reads a mystery in search of the middle; they read it to get to the crux – if it’s a downer, quite simply, they won’t buy you anymore. A detective fiction, in itself, must necessarily be a predicament – a seam, screaming to be deboned, the obligation being constant and the powers of supply variable. With time, the reader grows more refined and tricky to gratify and the novelist, more fatigued. And, this is what happens in the case of Barbara Cleverly, a British writer, whose first novel The Last Kashmiri Rose takes place in India, 1922. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Setting a story against an exotic historical milieu is a time-honoured practice. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle loved to create elaborate backdrops for characters in his Sherlock Holmes tales. Likewise, Agatha Christie liked to position her contemporary novels in far-flung lands. Cleverly tries treading on their footsteps but doesn’t quite match up to the standards.  As the star of the series, Cleverly creates Commander Joe Sandilands of London’s Metropolitan Police. He is a World War I veteran, who entered into police work as an expected progression from military intelligence service. Other than being tall and good-looking, except for a battle scar, he is also single, which leaves him at ease to shape sporadic liaisons with fascinating ladies along the journey, as and when required. Unlike many protagonists in this genre, Sandilands doesn’t have any noteworthy vices or idiosyncrasies. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe primary action of The Last Kashmiri Rose takes place at a military and government base in Panikhat, about 50 miles south of Calcutta, where an officer’s wife has just been murdered in a rather horrific way. Joe quickly learns that this murder is only the latest in a series of similar crimes that began in 1910 with the death of another officer’s wife in a terrible house fire. Cleverly begins her narrative with a brief telling of the events surrounding that incident – a tactic that she makes use of in the succeeding novels in the series, as well. For this escapade, Joe has two companions – Nancy Drummond, a sharp, quick-witted and eye-catching young woman, who is married to one of the high-ranking government officials on the base and Naurung Singh – a young Sikh officer, who is assigned to work with Joe on the investigation. Cleverly does a neat job of demarcating the imbalance of British India’s hierarchical society. However, as austerely as it might have begun, the issue of a possible native turbulence once the mystery is solved, dies a hushed death. None of the characters lose sleep over it again; instead, in a perfectly parlour-mystery mode, the murders are solved and society easily slips back normalcy. Equally disquieting is the romance between Sandilands and Nancy Drummond, for it’s hardly plausible that two members of the British upper-middle-class in the early 1920s would foxtrot so gaily into an affair, without so much as fluttering an eyelid over the potential scandal. With just about an ephemeral mention of “looseness of morals” in colonial India, this anachronistically modern couple appear blithely nonchalant about taking a roll or two in the hay in broad daylight!Moving on, Ragtime in Simla picks up from where The Last Kasmiri Rose ends, around March 1922. After the opening episode prepares the leg for the mystery, we find our hero aboard a train to the mountain town of Simla. In this novel, Joe has Simla’s Police Superintendent Charlie Carter as his sidekick, who courteously accepts Joe’s participation in the investigation that is to follow. Alarm rings as Joe’s travelling companion; a Russian opera singer is shot at his side on the road up to Simla and the detective finds himself neck-deep into a murder investigation, which has its roots in the aftermath of the First World War. As the obscurity unfolds, he finds that behind the dazzling facade of the social life in Simla, lies a shadow of murder, vice and blackmail.And as far as The Damascened Blade is concerned, it is once again, like the former, a tale of revenge, tracing the legacy of a bitter grudge, with roots embedded deep in the past. Where Cleverly distinctly falls short, is her characterisation, not to mention her uncanny tendency of revealing more than requisite at inopportune moments. A criminal demands unusual detecting – he is the creative artiste, the detective – merely a critic. Sandilands, who is up on his Freud and Jung is full of elaborate theories – as to how killers are created and sustained; he needs to realise that criminal profiling is hardly news! Noticeably thin on personality, he is easy-going and diplomatic and appears anything but intelligent (despite repeated claims by those around him)! Also, Cleverly lacks precision. The long descriptive passages; dallying with side issues and atmospheric preoccupation hold up the action and introduces issues irrelevant to the chief purpose. Where the crime should disrupt the status quo for readers to take pleasure in the transgressive thrill; to survey approvingly as the detective sets things right, Sandilands becomes monotonously predictable and that’s where Cleverly fails to make the grade!last_img read more

Cab owner killed while trying to stop vehicle loot

first_imgKolkata: Kundan Maharaj (24), who was driving his own cab while ferrying some passengers to Burdwan from Howrah, has been murdered when he resisted their attempt to loot the vehicle.He was a resident of Howrah’s Liluah. The accused are believed to be car lifters, who booked the vehicle under the pretext of going to Shaktigarh.According to the investigation, police came to know that four youths boarded the vehicle from Howrah and told the victim, who is also the owner of the car, that they would go to Shaktigarh. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe family members of the victim told the police that when he reached Shaktigarh, the youths asked him to drive 10 kms further towards Burdwan side. Maharaj then captured some photographs of the passengers and sent to his father through social a networking app on Saturday night.Police on Saturday night recovered the body of the victim that was lying on National Highway 2. There were several stab marks in his abdomen. The car was found at a distance of around 10 km from the place where the body was spotted. A sharp weapon was also found inside the vehicle which was carrying blood stains. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPAccording to a preliminary investigation, police suspect that the miscreants stabbed the victim and dumped him on the road side. Then they sped up the vehicle in an attempt to loot it. On their way, they met with an accident as the vehicle was at a top speed. When the car met with an accident, the accused youths fled the spot leaving the vehicle there.Police suspect that the miscreants might be a part of interstate car smuggling racket. Police have seized the car and recovered the mobile phone of the victim. The family members called up the victim several times but the phone remained unanswered until the district police recovered his body. They have started a detailed probe and are conducting raids.last_img read more

19yearold woman gangraped in West Bengal

first_imgJalpaiguri (WB): A 19-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped in an under-construction building in Jalpaiguri district, police said Thursday. The incident happened on Tuesday evening at Jahuri Talma in Jalpaiguri Sadar block, when the woman was going to her sister’s place, the police said. According to the woman, two youths stopped her cycle, grabbed her and took her to an under-construction building, a police officer said, adding, three other persons were waiting there and she was gang-raped. A local resident went to the spot after he heard the woman crying, the officer said. The accused fled the scene as soon as the man reached the spot, the officer added. The man took the woman to his house and informed her parents, and the woman’s father lodged a complaint with the Jalpaiguri Women Police Station on Wednesday, the police officer said. “We have arrested two accused. We hope to arrest the other three soon,” the Officer-in-Charge of the police station, Upasana Gurung, said. The accused would be produced before a court Thursday, Gurung said. The woman was sent to Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital for medical examination, a police officer said.last_img read more

All about Eve

first_imgAll About Eve is an online collaborative platform for women, where vendors promote their products. It is a premium vendor directory where women can access goods or services that interest them. All About Eve goes beyond fashion, as women today are defined by more than their desire for clothes and jewellery. The platform curates every aspect of a woman’s needs and desires – be it fashion, lifestyle, home, health or wellness. The intent of the platform is to be for women, what Google is for one’s everyday search. All About Eve believes that women of today are spirited, progressive and passionate and therefore need their own go to platform to enhance their everyday lives. It goes beyond a mere listing of service providers; aiming to help women make informed decisions. The concept is to communicate ideas to women through the means of recommended vendors. All About Eve brings together businesses, artists and mavericks in a unique way to tell their story like it’s never been told before, being been firm believers of the fact that behind every promising business, lies an untold story of people who are the pulse of the brand. Whether it is an A list designer, a pop up store or a burgeoning start-up, All About Eve is the perfect go-to platform for women, having some of the well known names in fashion, jewellery, interiors, F&B, healthcare and wellness industry like Suneet Varma, Ridhima Bhasin, Ritika Bhasin, Pooja Rajpal Jaggi, Malasa, Ananya Bansal, Bhumika Grover, Vaikunth Jewels, Krishna Jewellers, Vaitaanika, Sajavat and Beyond, SPV, ELVY, The Carpet Cellar ,Dansync, To be Healthy,  Jaya’s Cakewalk, Spezia Bistro, Namaha Healthcare, Wonderland nuts and berries and Meeso on board. This online collaborative platform comes handy in the pursuit of casting a wider net in the hugely popular digital arena. Their super specialized content enables vendors to build lasting relations with the most savvy (& lucrative) digital users – Women. It represents an opportunity to expand the vendor’s audience without making huge investments. As a first of its kind, collaborative branding platform, All About Eve leaves a lot of room for quirk and creativity.  The elves and eves at All About Eve don their caps and come up with the schematics after which an assembly of photographers, videographers, artists and designers deliver the intended narrative through the chosen digital medium, by going live on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,  and through their personal blog as well. People at All About Eve understand that though the products by themselves may seem mundane, the people behind them are extraordinary and the audience should get to know the inspirations and story behind the products and most importantly the vendors. Bani G Anand the founder of All About Eve is a graduate in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick, where she won the prestigious ‘Warwick Advantage Award’ for her involvement in the Warwick model United Nations society. She has done her MSc in Real Estate Investment from Cass Business School, where she was a merit holder and got distinction in her dissertation on ‘Affordable housing shortage in India’. She also has a one year Diploma in Investment Management from the reputed London Business School to her name.last_img read more

Bharati lands in controversy over threat to Keshpur OC

first_imgKolkata: Former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, who is contesting from Ghatal as a BJP candidate in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, courted controversy on Sunday after she allegedly threatened the Officer-in-charge of Keshpur police station.The district Trinamool Congress will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard. The TMC leaders said that Ghosh lost her cool as she was grilled by the CID at her house in Ghatal for many hours on Friday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataGhosh alleged that Trinamool Congress leaders have threatened the local people not to step out of their houses during her campaign. Even the shop owners in the area had downed their shutters. She instructed the OC to take steps so that people come out and threatened to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission against the officer. “Don’t become a statue,” Ghosh allegedly advised the police officer. Controversy seems to not leave outgoing BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo as well, as he has been accused of threatening an on-duty police officer at Kulti police station. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBJP leaders in the West Burdwan district claimed that some police personnel from the local police station had ransacked the house of a BJP leader on Saturday evening. Women were also heckled by the policemen, the party alleged. Following the incident, many BJP leaders and women members of the party gheraoed the police outpost on Saturday night. Supriyo, who is contesting from the same seat, later entered the room of an officer and allegedly threatened him. The police officer told Supriyo that he would respect him and urged him to talk properly. But Supriyo allegedly threatened him and said that he did not seek any respect from the police officer. Supriyo had later told the media that the police have abused the women members of the families of BJP activists and hence they had staged protest demonstration in front of the local police outpost.last_img read more

Dazzle Ships – The Strangest Sea Camouflage Ever

first_imgAccording to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “dazzle” means “to lose clear vision especially from looking at bright light; to arouse admiration by an impressive display” and “to shine brilliantly.” Nowhere does it allude to camouflage. But that’s exactly what it meant during the first world war. By 1917, Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Emperor of Germany, had launched an extremely successful U-boat submarine campaign. Over one fifth of British supply ships had been sunk by the Germans whose submarines were authorized to sink any vessel, even hospital ships. Hiding ships at sea was extremely difficult, as the colors of the sea and the sky are always changing.Wilhelm IIMirrors, tarps, and other ideas were discussed but were rejected due to feasibility and the inability to camouflage the smoke from the ship’s smokestacks. Finally, a solution called “dazzle” was proposed by renowned artist and Britain’s Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Head of Staff, Norman Wilkinson.Rather than attempt to camouflage the ship, his idea was to camouflage the location and direction of the ship. To do this, he had ships painted in colorful geometric designs.SS West Mahomet in dazzle camouflage, 1918.In the movies when a submarine is attacking a ship, the person using the periscope yells out, and someone pushes a button releasing the torpedo. In real life, it is much more complicated.The sub could be no closer than about 10 feet and no farther away than just over 6,000 feet. The position of the ship and where it would be when the torpedoes were launched had to be estimated using the size, the usual speed of the ship, and the direction in which it was headed. This is where dazzle came into play. The bright colors, unusual shapes, and curved lines confused the eye, and it became very difficult to determine the shape, size, and direction of the ship.Indianapolis in 1944 dazzle camouflage pattern.According to SmithsonianMag, in May of 1917 the first dazzled ship, the HMS Industry, was sent out for a test. Local sailing ships and coastguards were to report back on the position. The dazzle worked brilliantly. After the initial test, about 400 troop ships were dazzled as well as 4,000 British merchant ships.The designs painted on the ships closely resembled the Modernist art wave of the time, made popular by artists such as Picasso. Some of the painters of dazzle not only painted ships but put the same technique to canvas.HMT Olympic in dazzle camouflage while in service as a troopship during the First World War.Over 100 years later, New York artist Tauba Auerbach created another dazzled ship. The New York Art Fund commissioned the artist to paint the fireboat, John J. Harvey.As reported by ArtNet, Auerbach remarked, “I’m interested in the unlikely intelligence of dazzle camo. I like that it works to outsmart rather than hide. It’s like prioritizing ‘ingenuity over virtuosity,’ which is something I say to myself all the time in my head.” The boat was painted in what Auerbach calls “Flow Separation” and is displayed in various locations in New York Harbor where it will remain until May 2019, offering free weekend rides for those who are interested.HMS Argus (I49) in harbor in 1918, painted in dazzle camouflage, with a Renown class battlecruiser in the distance.Artist Tobias Rehberger also designed a dazzle ship, the HMS President – a World War I era ship that may have been painted in dazzle during the war, which now sits at Somerset House on the River Thames in London, England. He also painted an entire café in dazzle, winning the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale.Dazzle shipVenezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez is another artist who dazzled a vessel, the Edmund Gardner, which sits in dry dock in Liverpool, England as a city monument.Read another story from us: The Greatest Beer Run in History Happened During the Vietnam WarThe Imperial War Museum in London has posters, clothing, pillows, tote bags and other items made with dazzle designs in honor of the imaginative designs created for the World War I ships.last_img read more

Blue Jays advance with 11th inning Wild Card walkoff against Orioles

first_img Advertisement The one-game Wild Card is Game 7 baseball playoff drama in a box. Regardless of whether traditionalists are in favor of the play-in-playoff game, the win-or-go-home atmosphere is baseball drama at it’s finest.Last night, with the Blue Jays and Orioles Wild Card game at the Rogers Centre deadlocked at 2 -2 in the 11th inning, and fans firmly planted on the edge of their seats, Edwin Encarnacion stepped to the plate with two runners on.He channeled Joe Carter from 1993, and launched a 3-run, game winning bomb to send the Blue Jays along to the Division Series to play the Texas Rangers. He threw in a killer bat-flip for good measure. Playoff walk-off home runs are the best walk-off home runs.Turn up in The Six! @Encadwin provides the #walkoff heroics:— MLB (@MLB) October 5, 2016 The Rangers and the Blue Jays will square off for the first time since Joey Bautista and Roughned Odor went all McGregor/Diaz the last time they played. It should be interesting. Game 1 is tomorrow.last_img read more

VIDEO Nick Saban and Bama defiantly drop a second episode of Shop

first_imgAt a press conference on Tuesday, Nick Saban defiantly proclaimed Alabama would continue filming their barbershop convo social media series Shop Talk, despite copyright and intellectual property claims levied by LeBron James digital property Uninterrupted. He wasn’t kidding.On Wednesday night, Bama dropped a second episode of Shop Talk (Technically Episode 1 – Part 2) because you don’t win 6 national championships by backing down from a fight. Your move, LeBron.Aside from this whole LeBron/Saban sports heavyweight proxy battle, Shop Talk, the show, is actually really interesting. In this episode, the mostly stern, tight lipped Saban opens up and just BS’s with his guys. And Julio Jones, who no one has heard speak since entering the league, is basically a chatty Kathy. Saban might want to check the mail for another cease and desist. Not that he gives a damn.VIDEO: LeBron responds to Nick Saban’s comments on brewing barbershop show legal battleTeam LeBron accuses Nick Saban and Alabama of copyright infringement over barbershop social media series Advertisementlast_img read more

Mastermind of the Tim Donaghy gambling ring details the inner workings and

first_imgIn 2007, the NBA was rocked by the sports gambling scandal involving now disgraced ref Tim Donaghy, who was arrested and later convicted for fixing the outcome of games he refereed, and bet on.While many know Donaghy’s side of the story, Vice Sports just released an interview with the mastermind of the operation, Jimmy “The Sheep” Battista, who discusses his rise from low level bet runner to game fixer, and the inner workings and eventual downfall of the Donaghy operation.‘The Sheep’ first came in contact with Donaghy through Donaghy’s older brother – who he knew from high school – and ultimately made him an offer that was too good for the ref and degenerate gambler to pass up. The scheme all came crashing down when the FBI learned of a gambling racket with an NBA official on a Gambino mob family wiretap. After that, it was only a matter of time before the feds identified Donaghy, and later Battista. Both were arrested and served 15 months for their roles in the operation.The segment is about 11-minutes, but if you’re fascinated by the story behind the story, it’s worth taking the time to watch.last_img read more

Entrepreneur Daily Deals Samsung Fit Flash Drive LED Desk Light and More

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we’ve rounded up three can’t-miss deals on stuff you won’t want to miss. Check it out:Samsung Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $28.49This little flash drive holds a ton of files and is made to fit into your laptop without protruding. It has a great, low price and gets great reviews at Amazon. Anker Lumos LED Desk Light $39.99 (Orig. $69.99)This highly rated lamp has all the style and function of a similar model you might find at DWR at a fraction of the price. It features different lighting modes for studying, reading, relaxing or even bed time with five dimming levels. This LED desk light has a handy 60-minute sleep timer so that it will automatically shutoff if you doze off.Miracle_Gro AeroGarden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit $99.99Easily grow your own herbs without having to run to the store to grab a sprig of basil, cilantro or parsley. Best of all, this is incredibly fresh and super easy to start and maintain.Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.Have a deal you want to promote? Contact us here. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » August 1, 2016 2 min readlast_img read more

New Zealand Passport Robot Tells Applicant of Asian Descent to Open Eyes

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters December 7, 2016 Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.Richard Lee’s attempt to renew his passport was blocked after he submitted the picture to an online passport photo checker run by New Zealand’s department of internal affairs.The automated system told the 22-year-old engineering student the photo was invalid because his eyes were closed, even though they were clearly open, according to a copy of the notification posted on social media site Facebook.  “No hard feelings on my part, I’ve always had very small eyes and facial recognition technology is relatively new and unsophisticated,” Lee told Reuters. “It was a robot, no hard feelings. I got my passport renewed in the end.”Up to 20 percent of passport photos submitted online are rejected for various reasons, an Internal Affairs spokesman said.”The most common error is a subject’s eyes being closed and that was the generic error message sent in this case,” he said.The lighting in Lee’s first photo was uneven, but a later one was accepted, he added.(Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)last_img read more

Best Tablet Deals in July

first_img Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief on Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoTODAYCeline Dion Discusses Her Recent Weight Loss: ‘Everything’s Fine’TODAYUndoCNETThe absolute fastest U.S. Air Force planes in the skyCNETUndoInspiratoThe Most Beautiful, Least Visited Islands in the WorldInspiratoUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief Whether you’re interested in Apple’s iPads, Amazon’s Fire HD line, Samsung’s Tab S slates or the versatile Surface Go from Microsoft, now is the time to score an incredible deal.Currently, Amazon has the Editor’s Choice 2018 model iPad on sale for $249. That’s $80 off its regular $329 retail price and the second-lowest price we’ve ever seen for this Apple tablet. Walmart has this same iPad on sale for the same price, as well as a $175-off offer on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (high-end 2018 iPad Pros get extra discounts at checkout).It features a 9.7-inch Retina display with a 1536 x 2048 pixel resolution, an A10 Fusion CPU, and 32GB of storage. This Editor’s Choice tablet is a solid choice if you’re on a budget and don’t want to drop $500+ on a new iPad. Looking for a lower price? Amazon’s slashed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10.1-inch) down to only $198.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Here are a few more of the best tablet deals we’ve seen so far. Best Tablet Deals NowYou can get a great deal on some of the best tablets:iPad, iPad Pro dealsApple iPad 2018 (32GB): was $329 now just $249 @ AmazonApple iPad 2018 (128GB): was $429 now just $329 @ AmazoniPad Pro 10.5-inch (64GB): was $649 now just $474 @ WalmartiPad Pro 11-inch (256GB): was $949 now just $899 @ AmazoniPad Pro 11-inch (1TB): was $1,549 now just $1,199 @ Amazon (see final price at checkout)iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2018 (64GB): was $999 now just $800 @ AmazoniPad Pro 12.9-inch 2018 (512GB): was 1,349.00 now just $1,099 (see final price at checkout)iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2018 (1TB): was $1,749 now just $1,399 @ Amazon (see final price at checkout)Surface, Lenovo Tab, Samsung Galaxy Tab and moreMicrosoft Surface Go (128 GB): was $499 now just $439 @ AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (128 GB): was $1,059 now just $899 @ Best BuyLenovo Tab 3 (32 GB): was $249 now just $159 @ AmazonLenovo Tab 4 10″ (w/ Bluetooth keyboard): was $259.98 now just $199 @ LenovoSamsung Galaxy Tab A (16 GB): was $279 now just $198 @ AmazonLenovo X1 Tablet (3rd Gen): was $2,369 now just $1,777 @ Lenovolast_img read more