ScienceShot: Small World Spotted Far Beyond Pluto

first_imgAstronomers have detected a small world (inset) more than twice as remote as Pluto, lying 12 billion kilometers, or 83 AU, from the sun. (One AU, or astronomical unit, is the mean sun-Earth distance.) As scientists report online today in Nature, the new object is the first ever found whose orbit (red curve) resembles that of Sedna (orange curve), a far-off body that never gets close to Neptune’s path (outermost magenta circle). Both Sedna and the new world, designated 2012 VP113, therefore differ from Pluto and other members of the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt (turquoise dots), which lie just past Neptune’s orbit. The object journeys 80 to 452 AU from the sun, never approaching Neptune (30 AU) or Pluto (39.5 AU). The new world is roughly 450 kilometers across, just one-fifth Pluto’s diameter. If Pluto were as big as a basketball, Sedna would be a softball and the new world a mere golf ball. Whereas Pluto orbits the sun every 248 years, the new world requires 4340 years and Sedna 12,600 years to do the same. Both Sedna and its small sidekick probably belong to the inner part of the Oort cloud, the frigid reservoir of long-period comets that can dazzle us when they dash toward the sun, and suggest that many other far-flung objects await discovery.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Indian U-17 captain Amarjit Singh doubtful for clash against Ghana

first_imgIndia Under-17 football captain Amarjit Singh is doubtful for his side’s third clash against Ghana due to his injury.Confirming the news, Coach Luis Norton de Matos on Wednesday said the final decision will be taken by the team doctor.”Captain Amarjit Singh is injured. His participation in tomorrow’s match is doubtful,” Luis Norton de Matos said.”Final decision will be taken by the team doctor tomorrow,” he added.After a gallant display against Colombia, the Indian U-17 national team, which won hearts all over, gear up to face Ghana in their third Group A stage match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.Technically, the Indian colts could still qualify for the next stage of the U-17 World Cup, given a win against Ghana and courtesy other results going their favour.With ambition running high in the squad, the colts are aiming for nothing less than a win that would eventually propel them into contention of progression.”We will go for nothing less than a win. We have shown the world that we belong on the same page as them and now we want to show that we can win against them,” said Luis Norton de Matos, Head Coach, Indian U-17 World Cup Team.”Ghana will be a physical as well as a mental challenge for us. They (Ghana) are a strong physical team who are quick on the ball. We would have to be on our toes for the entirety of the match, if we are to secure a win,” he added.advertisement”However, the boys are ready for the challenge that will be thrown in front of them. We will give it our all and aim to create history once again.”Jeakson Singh created history against Colombia when he became the first Indian goal-scorer in the FIFA U-17 World Cup — his bullet header left the Colombia custodian stunned and crashed into the back of the net.The midfielder, informs that they team is raring to go against Ghana. “They are a very strong side. But we are ready and prepared. It will be a physically taxing battle against Ghana but I reiterate, we are ready,” he pronounced.Skipper Amarjit Singh added, “We have the utmost respect for our opponents but we will give them a very tough fight, even tougher than we gave Colombia. It is a matter of survival and we will do anything to go into the next round.”The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium has been a mecca for Indian football fans ever since the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 kicked-off and the fans have cheered the young colts through every second of the matches. Thanking the fans for their support, Sanjeev Stalin said, “We play for the fans, they are our everything and we thank them for the wonderful support that they have given us.”Goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh calls for even more support against Ghana. “Against Ghana we will need a lot of support. We will give it our very best on the pitch. I expect all to be cheering for us like they have done for us. We won’t disappoint them. Come and back the blue,” he stated.last_img read more

Mets Homers Bomb Reds, 14-5

first_imgCINCINNATI — The Mets homered five times, scored in every inning except one, and had a lot of fun waving their towels in celebration. Nights like this one haven’t come along very often.Curtis Granderson and Travis d’Arnaud each hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs on Friday night, powering New York to its third straight victory, 14-5 over the Cincinnati Reds.The Mets hit five homers for the first time since 2006. Wilmer Flores and Dilson Herrera had solo shots, and Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer in the ninth. New York scored in every inning except the third, getting a season-high in runs and tying its season high with 18 hits.“I’ve been keeping things simple and having fun with the guys,” said d’Arnaud, whose 13 homers are a club record for a rookie catcher. “It feels like everybody’s hitting the ball hard, especially tonight.”New York has won three in a row for the first time since the All-Star break.Bartolo Colon (13-11) gave up two runs and seven hits, including Devin Mesoraco’s solo homer, in seven innings. He walked one, the 26th time in 27 starts this season that he has walked two or fewer.He pitched seven solid innings on a muggy, 90-degree night despite suffering from a cold. “If he would have felt good, he would have gone nine,” Manager Terry Collins said.Granderson ended an 0-for-18 slump with an RBI double in the first inning off Alfredo Simon (13-10), who has only one victory since he was picked for the All-Star game. Simon is 1-7 with a 5.27 ERA in 10 starts since then.Cincinnati changed colors, wearing green caps and trim as part of an Irish Heritage Night promotion. The result was the familiar: A sixth loss in seven games. Cincinnati is 15-31 since the All-Star break and has fallen a season-low nine games under .500.“Nobody wants to be embarrassed like that,” Reds Manager Bryan Price said. “We know we have an extremely poor record since the All-Star break. It can get worse, or it can get better. Nobody wants to sit through this for the last three weeks of the season.”The Reds have lost 42 consecutive games in which they’ve allowed at least six runs, tying the club record. They did it twice previously, in 1901-02 and 1910-11.New York took control in the fourth. Simon intentionally walked Duda to face d’Arnaud, who hit a three-run homer on the first pitch. He leads NL rookies in homers with 13. His four RBIs were a career high.Granderson connected for his three-run shot in the sixth off Ryan Dennick, making it 10-2. Duda hit his 27th homer in the ninth off Daniel Corcino.David Wright tied his career high with four hits, including an RBI double.(JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Peter Handscomb replaces injured Shaun Marsh in Australia squad

first_imgAustralia’s Peter Handscomb has been confirmed as a replacement for injured top-order batsman Shaun Marsh in their Cricket World Cup squad, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday.Marsh, 35, was struck on the wrist by a rising Pat Cummins delivery in a net session at Old Trafford earlier on Thursday, ahead of their final group game against South Africa on Saturday.”The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the Cricket World Cup has approved Peter Handscomb as a replacement player for Shaun Marsh in the Australia squad for the remainder of the tournament,” the ICC said in a statement.”Marsh has suffered a fracture to his forearm which will require surgery after being struck while practicing in the nets today.”All-rounder Glenn Maxwell was also hit on the forearm by a Mitchell Starc delivery but coach Justin Langer was optimistic about his chances of playing on Saturday.”Glenn Maxwell also underwent scans after he was struck on his right forearm in the nets,” Langer said in a statement.”The scans have cleared Glenn of any serious damage and we’ll continue to monitor him over the coming days. We are hopeful he will be fit to perform for us on Saturday against South Africa.”Handscomb, 28, has played 21 one-day internationals for Australia, with a century and four fifties to his name.”Pete is a like-for-like player, in terms of batting in the middle order, and he performed very well for us during our recent tours in India and the UAE (United Arab Emirates),” Langer added.advertisementAustralia, who lead the standings, have already sealed a semi-final spot.Also Read | World Cup 2019: West Indies leave Afghanistan winless after 23-run victoryAlso Read | MS Dhoni has done pretty well in World Cup 2019: Bhaichung BhutiaAlso Seelast_img read more



PSG rule out ‘traumatic’ injury for Mbappe

first_imgPSG PSG rule out ‘traumatic’ injury for Mbappe Tom Webber 02:03 1/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) KylianMbappe - cropped AFP PSG Kylian Mbappé Neymar PSG v Guingamp Guingamp Coupe de France The Ligue 1 leaders said the teenager suffered no “traumatic injuries” in a loss to Lyon but will not feature against Guingamp on Wednesday Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Kylian Mbappe suffered no “traumatic injuries” in the 2-1 defeat against Lyon on Sunday, but neither he nor Neymar will feature against Guingamp on Wednesday.Mbappe clashed heads with Houssem Aouar before being carried off on a stretcher following a heavy collision with Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes prior to half-time.The 19-year-old underwent extensive tests and visited a neurologist, with head coach Unai Emery stating on Tuesday that the attacker wanted to take part in the Coupe de France clash at Stade de Roudourou. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, despite avoiding a serious injury, Mbappe will not be risked against Guingamp, a match Neymar will also miss with a thigh strain.”After 48 hours, [Mbappe] is still suffering from bruising. However, additional tests have found no evidence of traumatic injuries,” PSG tweeted.”[Neymar] did not train today [Tuesday]. He remains sidelined with a right thigh injury.”Mbappe has scored 15 goals in all competitions in 2017-18, his first season with PSG after a summer move from Monaco.last_img read more

Legendary Former Syracuse Star Pearl Washington Has Passed Away At 52

first_imgPearl Washington shirts for Syracuse.SYRACUSE, NY – DECEMBER 17: General view of the back of a Syracuse Orange warm up shirt to honor former player Pearl Washington prior to the game against the Georgetown Hoyas at the Carrier Dome on December 17, 2016 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)Former Syracuse star Dwayne “Pearl” Washington has passed away this morning at the age of 52 after losing his battle with a brain tumor.  The news was announced by Syracuse’s Athletics web site. The great Pearl Washington has passed away. The entire Orange Nation mourns.— Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) April 20, 2016Washington was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015 and his health had deteriorated in recent months. This season, Syracuse fans began raising money to help pay for his care and the Orange wore orange warm-up shirts with “Pearl” written in white script, a tribute to the script lettering Syracuse wore during Washington’s three seasons with the program. Washington starred for the Orange from 1983-84 through 1985-86, helping to raise the team’s national profile while simultaneously bringing the Big East to new heights. He earned All-American status in each of his three seasons.Our thought and prayers are with Pearl, his family and the entire Syracuse basketball community during this difficult time.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Pugwash The Municipality of Cumberland County is installing water lines in Pugwash. There is single-lane traffic throughout the village as the work progresses. The project is expected to be finished by Friday, Dec. 16. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Lower Branch Road Lower Branch Road, from Civic 796 to Oaks Road, has alternating lane closures for road repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30.Traffic is controlled by flag people and work will take place from sunrise to sunset. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Wilson Falls Bridge, Quinan Wilson Falls Bridge on Wilson Road, Quinan, is closed for repairs until Friday, Nov. 25. Detour via Canaan Road, Gavel Road and Route 308. Detour signs will be in place. -30- LUNENBURG COUNTY: Upper Branch Road Upper Branch Road, from the Bridgewater town line to Evergreen Acres, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work will take place from sunrise to sunset. VICTORIA COUNTY: Baddeck Route 205, in Baddeck, near the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, is closed for upgrading until Tuesday, Nov. 22. Exit 8 and 9 can be used to get into the town. Access to the museum will be maintained all the time. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge, Valley Mills Crowdis Bridge, in Valley Mills on Marble Mountain Road, is closed until further notice. Detour via Eden Road, Barren Road, Northside River Denys Road and Southside River Denys Road. Signs are in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 331 Route 331, from the Bridgewater town line to Trunk 10, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work will take place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, at the intersection of Ragged Lake Boulevard and Evergreen Place, has a temporary centreline and periodic lane closures for road work until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Drivers should expect delays. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Waterloo Road Waterloo Road, from Route 210 west for about four kilometres, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Fauxburg Road Fauxburg Road, from Route 324 to the Mahone Bay town line, has alternating lane closures for road repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work will take place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Croft Road Croft Road, from Trunk 3 to Trunk 12, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work will take place from sunrise to sunset.center_img LUNENBURG COUNTY: Blue Jacket Street Blue Jacket Street, from Northwind Road to Bluenose Avenue, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30.Traffic is controlled by flag people and work will take place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215, between Trunk 1 and Trunk 14 near Brooklyn, has alternating lane closures for road work until Friday, Nov. 25. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Huey Lake Road Huey Lake Road, from Route 331 to Mount Pleasant Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from the canal bridge in St. Peter’s east for 5.8 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for gravelling and repaving until Thursday, Dec. 1. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Bluenose Avenue Bluenose Avenue, from Blue Jacket Street to Northwind Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work will take place from sunrise to sunset. HANTS COUNTY: Lawrence Road Lawrence Road, between Route 215 and Avondale Road, has alternating lane closures for road work until Friday, Nov. 25. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Northwind Road Northwind Road, from Route 331 to Blue Jacket Street, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work will take place from sunrise to sunset. CONTINUING WORKlast_img read more

New induction only in Kolkata Mukul Roy after defectors return to TMC

first_imgKolkata: Facing flak from state party leaders after many defectors returned to the TMC, BJP leader Mukul Roy on Tuesday said from now on there will be no new joining of leaders from other parties in places other than the state BJP headquarters.A large number of leaders, who were inducted into the BJP by Roy, have returned to the TMC, leaving the saffron party red-faced.The West Bengal leadership also criticised Roy for taking such leaders to Delhi for their induction and parading them at the state BJP headquarters in Kolkata. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersRoy Tuesday told reporters, “There will be no joining in Delhi. From now on joining of West Bengal leaders from other parties will be held at the state BJP headquarters. I will follow the instructions of the party.”Party sources said the state BJP leadership was not happy with as he had been inducting political leaders from TMC and other parties without taking permsission from senior leader.State BJP general secretary (organisation) Subrata Chatterjee had Monday said, “Any state level leaders from other parties wish to join the BJP, then they will have to take permission of state BJP president Dilip Ghosh.”(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Residents express their frustration over the lack of consultation on the Caribou

first_imgPublic input on the draft agreement is being accepted until May 3, 2019.More information on the draft agreements can be found on the Government of B.C.’s website.Below is video from the meeting in Fort St. John.Here is the second part of the meeting FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Many concerned residents and stakeholders came out to the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre on Tuesday night to learn about the Government’s plan for the Draft Caribou Recovery Agreements.This meeting was the second of a series of public meetings scheduled by the Government.Presentations were given on the recovery process and background on the caribou. Attendees had the opportunity to fill out feedback forms on the matter of the agreement process.Those in attendance also had a chance to share their thoughts and opinions on the agreements.Dale Seip, from the B.C. Ministry of Environment, says the decline in caribou population is mostly due to predation from wolves.“The overwhelming cause of death, that we need to identify is wolf predation. So out of all the mortalities that we had, 53, 20 of those were due to wolves for sure. There are also quite a few uncertain ones. So, if we just look at the ones that we are pretty certain of, about 3/4 of the mortalities are due to wolves.”Seip also discussed the various management options that could be or have been done to protect and restore the caribou populations. Some of those management options include wolf control and penning of calves.center_img Most residents and stakeholders feel that the deadline window is too small and they hope that there will be more meaningful consultation shortly with the public and industries.Many residents and stakeholders came out to voice their concerns over the draft caribou recovery agreement. Photo by Scott BrooksOther concerns raised were the effect recovery may have on pipelines and forestry projects and if this project means complete closure of the backcountry.Some attendees were skeptical as to whether or not the Government will actually, not only listen to concerns but will consider them in further planning.last_img read more

One shot during attempted robbery at Republic Bank

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: Pandemonium erupts as bandit killed, accomplices shot in foiled Republic Bank robberyJuly 4, 2017In “Crime”Foiled Bank robbery: 5 charged, Haynes gets 6 years jail for 4 offences, others remandedJuly 14, 2017In “Court”Owner of hijacked vehicle used in foiled bank robbery arrestedJuly 5, 2017In “Crime” At least one person has been shot during a shootout with a gang of bank robbers early this morning on Water Street in Georgetown.INews understands that four bandits attempted to rob the Republic Bank (Guyana) Water Street branch in downtown Georgetown. It is not clear whether the Police or Security Guards engaged the bank robbers in the shootout but INews was able to confirm that at least one person was shot and injured and rushed to the hospital.Unconfirmed reports indicate that a private security service was about to make a cash deposit at the bank when the incident occurred. (Details and photos in a subsequent update) read more

MKB Veszprem wins 20th Hungarian title

VESZPRÉM: Alilovic – Gulyás 2, SULIC 3, LALUSKA, SCHUCH, TERZIC 7, IVÁNCSIK G. 6. Csere: FAZEKAS (kapus), VUJIN 8 (3), CSÁSZÁR 3 (1), Urban, Vilovszki MKB Veszprem becomes Hungarian champion with second win in Final series over Pick Szeged 29:21 (2:1). That was also the last match on the bench for Hungarian NT coach, Lajos Mocsai, who will be replaced with Spanish legend, Carlos Ortega.[youtube][/youtube] Veszprém, 5000 spectators. V: Dobrovits, Tájok MKB VESZPRÉM–PICK-SZEGED 29–21 (17–14) SZEGED: Tatai – PRODANOVICS 6 (3), Ancsin 3, Buday 1, Zubai Sz. 3, Sulc 3, Vadkerti 2. Csere: Mikler (kapus), Czina, Lékai 2, Pribanic 1, Bajorhegyi Lajos MocsaiMKB VeszpremPick Szeged ← Previous Story Vive Targi Kielce is Polish champion! Next Story → Hungarian League All-Star team selected! Results. 3. perc: 1–2. 8. p.: 6–4. 17. p.: 8–9. 24. p.: 12–12. 26. p.: 12–13. 29. p.: 16–14. 43. p.: 23–14. 56. p.: 25–15 read more

7 things youll DEFINITELY do instead of revising for exams

first_imgIT’S THAT TIME of year again.  The time when the sun starts shining, fun events pop up left, right and centre, and students can’t enjoy any of it because they have to study.The study period is a strange one, because if you have to do it it’s all you can think about, but at the same time there are all kinds of important obstacles which get in your way.  All you want to do is study, and yet you have so many jobs to do before you start!Like these seven very important tasks which are essential to learning during exam season.Devise a study timetableThen draw it out very neatly in different coloured pens and laminate it.Flickr/c97230The colour co-ordination is really important here, if you don’t have coloured pens then maybe you should go out and buy some.Organise your notesHow are you supposed to study with your notes all over the place?Flickr/General WescBuying some new foldersWhere are your notes supposed to go if you don’t have some new folders to put them in?ShutterstockTidy your roomYou can’t possibly study in an untidy space.Flickr/aliwest44Tidy room, tidy mind, isn’t that what your mother always said?  She wouldn’t want you to disobey her, would she?  No she wouldn’t.Download some good study musicClassical music is good for the brain right?Last.fmOrganise your iTunesHow can you find the good study songs when your iTunes is all over the place?Flickr/Matthew OliphantTaking breaksIt’s very important to take a break once in a while, otherwise you won’t be able to take anything in.After all, you’ve spent ages organising your notes and tidying your room!If you are one of those studying, we wish you the very best of luck.9 people you won’t believe have been mentioned in Oireachtas debates>Is this the world’s worst attempt at parallel parking?>last_img read more

In Northwest Arctic controversy continues on eve of new caribou restrictions

first_imgFor the first time ever, hunters who live outside the Northwest Arctic will not be allowed to hunt caribou on federal lands. The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Game Management Unit 23 starting July 1 in an effort to conserve Alaska’s largest herd and protect subsistence.Download Audio(Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)But the yearlong ban has created some controversy and confusion surrounding the hunt. Just last week, the State of Alaska petitioned U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to intervene in the decision.It’s breakfast, and Victor Karmun is having biscuits and gravy at one of his favorite spots in Kotzebue. With fall fast approaching, though, he said he has been thinking a lot lately about another favorite food.“Caribou: One of the most used animals in the region,” he said. “Been controversial ever since I got back.”Karmun’s originally from the village of Deering, but he has lived in Kotzebue since 1979. That’s when he returned to Alaska after serving in the military. That’s also when he started noticing the region was a little busier when he boated up the Noatak River each season to hunt caribou.“All of a sudden, the transporters and outfitters found out about this region,” he said. “We’ve been really locking horns with them for about 20 years or better.”Some locals say outside hunters are disrespectful, wasting meat or leaving trash at their camps. Others claim that outsiders have an unfair advantage because they can afford to fly and land near the herd, while local families pool their money for boat fuel and wait for caribou to cross the rivers.No matter whom you talk to, though, Karmun said one thing is clear: It has gotten harder for people to fill their freezers each fall. The Northwest Arctic Caribou Herd has shrunk by half in the last 10 or 15 years, and the animals have stopped following many of their traditional migratory routes.Outside hunters may not be to blame, but Karmun said taking them out of the equation for one year is certainly worth a try.“Right now, we’ve got a little breathing room,” he said. “Maybe the village of Noatak will get a little reprieve and get some animals this fall. Who knows?”But that attitude is frustrating for outside hunters — and the bush pilots and guides who rely on their business.Jared Cummings owns Golden Eagle Outfitters, a transporter service that has operated out of Kotzebue for nearly 10 years. Since the closure was announced in April, he said the company has lost around $250,000, refunding money to caribou clients who had booked trips this season.That’s a big chunk of his business, but Cummings said it’s not really about the money.“It’s about what’s right or wrong,” he said. “These people are United States citizens. They want to come up here and shoot one caribou. They should be allowed to.”Cummings points to population estimates from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The state hasn’t finished a full caribou survey since 2013, but a recent rough estimate puts the herd at 206,000 animals.That number would indicate the herd is stabilizing after years of decline. And if that’s true, Cummings said “conservation” may be masking the real motive behind the closure.“It’s not biological at all, and I think everybody knows what that means,” he said.Namely, prejudice against outside hunters — which some say is unfounded. According to guides and transporters, outside hunters don’t waste meat or mess up migration routes by flying in. Instead, they argue that outsiders donate extra meat to elders and that caribou are changing their own patterns in response to a changing climate.So for many of those who work with outsiders, it really boils down to one thing.“They resent people coming in with new Cabela’s camo on,” said Jake Jacobson. He has been a hunting guide since the 1970s, and now he splits his time between Kodiak and a camp north of Kotzebue.“They just resent outsiders coming in that way, and I can understand that,” he said. “That’s territorialism, and I think that’s part of human nature. But that’s just something that if we live in a civil society, we have to accept.”Jacobson said his business will take a big financial hit this season. He has lost six clients, who won’t make the trip if they can’t hunt caribou. But he said his main concern is that the closure will set a dangerous precedent for future restrictions.“This is an unnecessary infringement of public access to a public resource on public lands,” he said.The problem with that thinking is that the resource has a very different significance for local hunters than it does for outsiders. At least, that’s how Pete Schaeffer sees it.“Caribou is still the mainstay of our diet, so it’s pretty much a no-brainer,” he said. “We have to be able to gather the animal and use it.”Schaeffer is from Kotzebue, and he has hunted caribou since he was a teenager, primarily on the Kobuk and Selawik Rivers. Unlike outside hunters, he said most local families don’t have an easy grocery alternative if their hunts don’t pan out.“When you go to a village where a bag of precooked chicken is upwards of $20 and then you go to Anchorage where it’s $4.99, you can better understand what I’m talking about,” he said.So as caribou have gotten harder to hunt, regardless of the reason and how the herd may rebound, Schaeffer said the closure makes sense right now. He said hopefully, it’ll take some pressure off local hunters and give them a better chance at gathering a major diet staple.“To [outside hunters], it’s a recreational need,” he said. “In some cases, they use the meat. But it inadvertently raises the question as to whether people who hunt for sport have just as much right as people who have a critical need for the meat.”Back at breakfast, Victor Karmun said someday, he thinks locals and outsiders could coexist.“If it was managed correctly, there are enough animals to go around,” he said. “I don’t know if that will ever happen.”And until Fish and Game surveys the whole herd again, no one’s really sure that there are enough caribou. If the survey attempt this fall is successful, there’ll be a brand-new population estimate by December — something that could reinforce the need for closures and conservation or bring the complicated conversation right back to where it started.last_img read more

Erica appears with Priyank in Khatra Khatra Khatra leaves fans awestruck with

first_imgErica Fernandes and Priyank Sharma in Khatra Khatra KhatrainstagramPopular television actress Erica Fernandes, who plays the lead role in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, is set to make an appearance on Bharti Singh and Harsh Limbachiyaa’s prank-based fun reality show Khatra Khatra Khatra.The gorgeous actress shot for the episode on Wednesday, July 24, and some pictures and videos from the shoot have made its way to the Internet. In the images, Erica, who dons chiffon sarees on Ekta Kapoor’s show, is seen in a completely different look. She looked quite stylish and sporty with a funky cornrow hairdo and navy blue denim jacket and trousers. The actress’ look will surely leave her fans awestruck.Interestingly, Erica appeared on the show with hunk Priyank Sharma and fans are really excited about seeing them together. A few of them have also expressed their wish to see Erica and Priyank paired on screen. Going by the videos, one can say that the duo had a gala time shooting with laughter queen Bharti and the team. The episode will be aired soon.Bharti and Haarsh’s show has gained massive popularity and recently completed 100 episodes. In the past, many celebrities have featured on the show as guest celebrities.Meanwhile, the latest buzz is that Erica and her Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 co-star Parth Samthaan, who were rumoured to be dating in real life, have parted ways. The breakup has come as a shock to many because Erica celebrated her birthday in May with Parth in Mussoorie. The two also shot for a travelogue there. The duo had also flooded their Instagram pages with pictures from their recent trip to Switzerland for the shoot of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2.last_img read more

Integration of work in the journey of the life

first_imgComprising of forty paintings that showcase the artist’s voyage across forty years, the exhibition 40 Years, 40 Works by Niren Sen Gupta explores his spiritual journey, the aesthetic nuances he distilled over the years. The abstract figures and the colours radiating energies off the canvas talk of the artist’s spiritual journey integrated into his work. He finds ready inspiration in the wisdom of the Ramakrishna Mission, in the monks he portrays in saffron robes, symbolizing the spirit of sacrifice. He uses symbolism in elements like the lotus; the auspicious banana tree and the usage of bright colours which help enforce the underlined message that there is hope for all mankind in a sublime and subtle manner. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Born in Bengal in 1940, Gupta imbibed the love, affection and the artistic bend of mind from his mother. Her lasting imprints can be seen in the way he portrays women in his works. He has participated in various group shows in India and abroad. He has been celebrated nationally through coveted awards like AIFACS Award, Maha Kaushal Award and Bangladesh National award. A senior artist-cum-art-educator Sengupta retired as the principal of College of Art, Delhi. He created his own brand, focusing mostly on Buddhist legends. The Prince or The Princess became the symbols of his work. Imbued with a sculptural style, which may even be termed as ‘Cubism’ (a geometrical approach to both figures and objects) Sengupta chissels his faces to show their various aspects and features. Even the rest of the picture space is filled with geometrically oriented objects (clothes and limbs too get the scene treatment). Colours, generally in a contrasting mode, are used as separating hues that define the form, finally. Things spiritual are the realm in which the artist delves with ease. However, he is prolific in his output and has experimented with various colour orientations. Of late, he has been touching upon themes that do not depend on the historic persona for their impact. Work like The Spiritual Journey features only a religious figure while retaining an spiritual environment.last_img read more

NEW YORK NY – The Latest on a court hearing ove

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on a court hearing over former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump (all times local):10:30 a.m.Lawyers for President Donald Trump are arguing before a New York judge that a former “Apprentice” contestant should not be able to obtain information from his campaign on any discussions of other women who have also accused him of sexual misconduct.Tuesday’s court date is the first since a Manhattan judge turned down Trump’s bid to dismiss Summer Zervos’ defamation lawsuit or postpone it until after his presidency. His lawyers are appealing the decision.Zervos appeared in 2006 on Trump’s former reality show, “The Apprentice.” She says he subjected her to unwanted kissing and groping when she sought career advice in 2007.She accuses him of defaming her by calling her a liar after she came forward with her claims in 2016. Trump denies her allegations.___10 a.m.Lawyers for President Donald Trump and a former “Apprentice” contestant who sued the president for saying her sexual misconduct claims were lies are due in court in New York.Tuesday’s court date is the first since a Manhattan judge turned down Trump’s bid to dismiss Summer Zervos’ defamation lawsuit or postpone it until after his presidency. His lawyers are appealing the decision.The court appearance likely will focus on scheduling, but lawyers could bring up other issues.Zervos appeared in 2006 on Trump’s former reality show, “The Apprentice.” She says he subjected her to unwanted kissing and groping when she sought career advice in 2007.She accuses him of defaming her by calling her a liar after she came forward with her claims in 2016. Trump denies her allegations.___12:05 a.m.Lawyers for President Donald Trump and a former “Apprentice” contestant who sued the president for saying her sexual misconduct claims were lies are due in court in New York.Tuesday’s court date is the first since a Manhattan judge turned down Trump’s bid to dismiss Summer Zervos’ defamation lawsuit or postpone it until after his presidency. His lawyers are appealing the decision.The court appearance likely will focus on scheduling, but lawyers could bring up other issues.Zervos appeared in 2006 on Trump’s former reality show, “The Apprentice.” She says he subjected her to unwanted kissing and groping when she sought career advice in 2007.She accuses him of defaming her by calling her a liar after she came forward with her claims in 2016. Trump denies her allegations. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2018 7:04 am PDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: Lawyers for Trump, ‘Apprentice’ entrant in courtlast_img read more

Hitandrun driver sought in Limassol

first_imgThe driver of a dark saloon car who hit and seriously injured a pedestrian on Tuesday evening in Limassol is wanted by police.According to police, the pedestrian was hit around 8pm when he was crossing Kolonaki street.The driver abandoned the scene, leaving the injured man lying on the ground.The victim was taken to Limassol general hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken leg and a head trauma. He is being treated in the orthopaedic department.Police are looking for witnesses and are checking footage from surveillance cameras in the area.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more