Glimpse of a hero

first_imgI was overwhelmed to read about the way the Indian Army recaptured Tololing (“Taking Tololing”, July 5). It was thrilling to find how Lt. Vijayant Thapar of the Rajputana Rifles managed to keep the morale of his soliders high by playing songs from Border on his Walkman. For some strange,I was overwhelmed to read about the way the Indian Army recaptured Tololing (“Taking Tololing”, July 5). It was thrilling to find how Lt. Vijayant Thapar of the Rajputana Rifles managed to keep the morale of his soliders high by playing songs from Border on his Walkman. For some strange reason, I went through the story again and again. I peered at the photographs closely too and noticed that in the picture on page 29, one of the soldiers sported a name tag “Vijayant” on his chest. Two days later, I was stunned to hear that Thapar and some brave jawans had made the supreme sacrifice for their motherland.Datta S. Bagade, on e-mail from Aurangabadlast_img read more

10 months agoLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldo

first_imgLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga president Javier Tebas hailed the hat-trick performance of Leo Messi for Barcelona’s 5-0 win at Levante on Sunday.Tebas placed the Barcelona star at the very top of football, ahead of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. “Anyone who saw the game against Levante, is a football fan and takes off their club colours, we have to open our eyes and say that Messi’s the best player in the world by a difference,” he said. The president added that “it doesn’t matter what team you support, if you criticise Messi and say he’s not the best in the world currently, you don’t understand football.” Asked about the comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, Tebas, a Madrid fan, was clear: “In this era now he’s way ahead of Ronaldo. That’s now always been the case in other seasons. But he’s leading Barcelona. He keeps taking on responsibility, seemingly with a new-found youth. He’s at an incredible level.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoWolves striker Austin Samuel pens new deal

first_imgWolves striker Austin Samuel pens new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves striker Austin Samuel has penned a new two-and-half year contract.The 18-year-old joined Wolves as an under-8 player, progressing through the Academy system, and will now remain a part of the club until 2021.In 2009 Samuels was spotted by a local scout and first signed for the club in May that year, having previously played locally for Newbridge Rangers.Since then he’s rose as high as under-23 level this season, appearing six times in all competitions for Rob Edwards’ side.The striker netted in victories over Newcastle United and Sunderland, and featured in the Checkatrade Trophy against Mansfield Town’s first-team. He could come into contention for the under-23s’ return to action against West Brom on Monday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 hours agoNewcastle striker Carroll suffers new setback

first_imgNewcastle striker Carroll suffers new setbackby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United striker Andy Carroll has suffered a groin strain and will miss this weekend’s visit of Wolves.Newcastle are also sweating on the severity of a knee injury to star defender Fabian Schar, says the Daily Mail.Both players picked up the problems during last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Chelsea, a result that leaves the Magpies in the bottom three.Carroll is yet to start a game since rejoining his hometown club in August having undergone ankle surgery in March.Although the groin injury is not thought to be serious, it is nonetheless a setback in his bid for full fitness. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Jahlil Okafor Missed A Reverse Dunk, And Coach K Almost Lost His Mind

first_imgCoach K celebrates with the crowd.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 09: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates with fans after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 79-73 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Duke is having no trouble with 16-seed Robert Morris Friday night, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski is still rather unhappy with at least one Blue Devils player on his squad. Freshman big man Jahlil Okafor, arguably the best player in the country, did a little showboating by trying to throw down a reverse dunk early in the second half. Coach K almost lost his mind and pulled him right after.Things get a little tougher for Duke on Sunday – the Blue Devils will get either St. John’s or San Diego State.last_img read more

96 victim impact statements entered in sentencing for killer of Winnipeg teen

first_imgWINNIPEG – A sentencing hearing for a Winnipeg man who admitted he murdered a teenager and stuffed his body in a garbage bin will go ahead with all 96 victim impact statements.Justice Glenn Joyal has ruled all the submissions are admissible, but only 16 from family and close friends will be read aloud in court.Nicholas Bell-Wright, who was 22 when he was charged, was to face a sentencing hearing last week after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting of Cooper Nemeth in February 2016.But the judge delayed proceedings so he could decide what to do with the eight dozen impact statements.Bell-Wright’s hearing is to resume on Wednesday.Nemeth, who was 17, was shot in the head twice after a house party and his body was found nearly a week later after an extensive search.Investigators said at the time they believed the teen was killed somewhere else and his body moved to the garbage bin on private property — not far from where the party was held.Police also said they did not think there was any gang involvement, but that the killing was drug-related.Joyal opened court on Monday with discussions on the admissibility of all the statements. Last week, court had heard concerns that the number of submissions could have a disproportionate effect on the outcome of sentencing.The Crown had indicated it needed more time to go through all the submissions and Joyal asked that they be whittled down to prevent drawing out the hearings. However, the defence agreed to all the statements being considered.The minimum sentence for second-degree murder is life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.A memorial for Nemeth attracted hundreds of people. It was organized by the Bear Clan patrol, a group of volunteers who walk Winnipeg’s streets at night to promote safety and provide support to the inner city.(CJOB, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Smiley claims PBS made mistake in ouster but PBS fires back

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Tavis Smiley has defended himself from allegations he had sexual relationships with subordinates and created an abusive workplace environment, denying any wrongdoing and saying PBS made a mistake by suspending him from his talk show. PBS almost immediately fired back, saying he “needs to get his story straight.”He told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday that he’s never coerced anyone into a relationship but has had consensual relationships in the workplace. He said those relationships weren’t forbidden by the company he owns and he claims he never promoted or fired anyone based on their relationship with him.“I’ve never groped. I’ve never coerced, I’ve never exposed myself inappropriately to anyone in 30 years,” Smiley said. “I’ve made mistakes — I’m human. I’m not perfect. But it doesn’t rise to the level of wrongful termination.”Smiley said Monday that he applauds women coming forward to share their sexual assault and harassment experiences “to lead us in a conversation about how to create healthy workspaces.”At the same time, he said “I want to make sure we don’t lose all sense of nuance and proportionality in this conversation, because if we do then people end up being guilty simply by accusation.”PBS responded in a matter of hours, saying Smiley’s acknowledgement of multiple relationships contradicted his previous statements.“Tavis Smiley needs to get his story straight,” it said in a statement, which also promised more accusations: “Additional allegations are continuing to come to light since last week’s announcement.”PBS also derided Smiley’s claim that he applauds women who have come forward, pointing out that Smiley’s company hinders such actions by requiring former and current employees to sign non-disclosure agreements. “Witnesses who have bravely come forward to speak with the independent investigators retained by PBS report a fear of retribution for speaking out,” it said.Smiley’s career took a huge hit last week when PBS said it was suspending him following an independent investigation by a law firm that uncovered “multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS.”Then fallout was swift: Walmart, a sponsor, cut ties with him and live producer Mills Entertainment pulled out of backing Smiley’s upcoming theatrical show that was to focus on the last year of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. Hay House, which distributes the Smiley Books imprint, said all Smiley projects were “on hold” pending an internal review.As to accusations he created a verbally abusive and threatening work place, Smiley admitted many of his TV and radio projects are intense at times but said “I’m not an angry black man and this notion of a hostile environment just doesn’t fit.” He added that no complaints about him have ever been raised.Smiley’s suspension comes weeks after PBS cut ties with anchor and talk show host Charlie Rose, citing “extremely disturbing and intolerable behaviour” by him toward women at his PBS talk show. The actions against Smiley and Rose follow dozens of firings and suspensions of prominent men who have been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment.last_img read more

Government raising fines for semis that dont chain up among new winter

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced several improvements to make B.C. highways safer and more reliable during the winter months following what has been a colder- and snowier-than-average winter.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena announced today that several changes will be going into effect for the next winter driving season, including increasing fines for commercial vehicles that don’t carry chains or don’t chain-up when required, extending winter tire requirements on certain routes prone to late season snowfall, and increasing road-maintenance contractor requirements.“I have heard from people and communities throughout the province that we need to take action to improve safety on our highways. With that in mind, our government is moving quickly to implement changes that will ensure people are able to get where they need to go more safely through the winter months.”Stricter commercial vehicle chain-up requirements are the first priority named by the government, and the the ministry says it will enforce higher fines for commercial vehicle operators not carrying chains, or who don’t chain up when mandatory. Currently, the fine in B.C. is $121, while in other North American jurisdictions the fine is up to $1,200 for similar violations, ten times higher. The exact fine amounts are yet to be determined. The government will also roll out a pilot program limiting which lanes commercial vehicles can use on certain corridors, which will reduce the risk of collisions, and blockages due to spun-out trucks. On key three-lane highway sections during winter, commercial vehicles will be restricted from using the far left lane, to ensure more reliable and safe access for the traveling public. When all lanes are blocked, the ability for emergency crews and maintenance equipment to move along the highway is eliminated, compounding the closure.Ministry staff will also be expanding monitoring and auditing of road-maintenance contractors, including 24/7 compliance checks during winter storms. Snowplows will also be getting GPS tracking.The current regulations requiring drivers to fit winter tires or chains from October 1st to March 31 will also be extended in certain areas of B.C. The ministry will expand the date range through to April 30th on select highways and mountain passes to account for potential early spring snowfall events which occur regularly in the Northern regions of the province. The exact routes where the winter tire rules will be extended has not yet been determined.Another small change announced today that could have a big impact in this part of B.C. is a reduction in the highway abrasive standard size. The government said that the standard size of grit used on roads will be decreased from 12.5 to 9.5 millimetres to reduce potential windshield damage. Across the entire province, road crews apply 750,000 tonnes of winter abrasives over 1.2-million kilometres on average every winter.Trevena is also making a trip to visit Fort St. John on Thursday, where she’ll be speaking with members from local governments in the area.last_img read more

North Peace Leisure Pool hosting fundraiser for the BCSPCA this Wednesday

first_imgCanned Dog Food.Canned Cat Food.Specialty Food (gastro, critical care, urinary care).Squeaky Dog Toys.Cat Wand Toys. (Can be found at Dollar Stores).Cat Litter Scoops.Clay/Clumping Cat Litter.Paper Towel (Lots of it).Dish Soap.8.5×11 Printer Paper.Thermal Cash Register Rolls (Two 1/4 inch wide x 75 feet).Air Fresheners.Toilet Bowl Cleaner.Residents are also welcome to donate cash if they don’t have listed items. The event is part of the North Peace Leisure Pool’s Pet Week which is dedicated to all our furry and scaly friends.If residents are unable to make the fundraiser they are welcome to drop off donations to the BCSPCA’s North Peace Branch at any time.Pet Week flyer. Photo by Charity Nelson. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Leisure Pool will be hosting a fundraiser for the BCSPCA this Wednesday.The event runs from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and gives residents the opportunity to swim at the pool for just a donation.The SPCA released a list of items needed the most through donation. The list is shown below:last_img read more

Premier Horgan to release Caribou Recovery Programs SocioEconomic Impact Report Thursday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Thursday morning, after three weeks since its submission, Premier John Horgan will be releasing the findings from the Caribou Recovery Program’s Socio-Economic Impact Report.The report, prepared and submitted by Blaire Lekstrom, looks at the socio-economic impact that the Caribou Recovery Program could have on communities within the Peace River Regional District.While Lekstrom cannot comment on the content within the report, before the Premier’s official release, he does say that people were sharing their views respectfully during the meetings for this report. “People were tremendous, they brought their views forward, everybody was respectful, and moving ahead, I think that people share the same concerns.”Lekstrom submitted his report on May 27, prior to the May 31 deadline.In April, Lekstrom was appointed as Community Liaison to meet with community members to discuss the draft partnership agreements on caribou recovery following the Government’s announcement to extend the deadline to May 31.last_img read more

Puel Leicester must keep up good form

first_imgLeicester City boss Claude Puel admits that changes to the line-up may happen ahead of their Carabao Cup Third Round tie against Wolves, but warned the squad that the quality must remain the sameThe Foxes secured their third win of the Premier League season after beating Huddersfield Town 3-1 on Saturday to move up to ninth place in the standings.Ahead of tonight’s tie with Wolves, changes are expected from both sides.Although Puel expects his side to have the quality to win, regardless of who he selects.“We will see,” said the Frenchman on the club website.“Of course, we have a good opportunity to maintain a good level in the team on the pitch, but with different players.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We have a good squad and it’s important to continue in this competition and also important to give some game time to some players, young and experienced.“It’s an opportunity for us because we have a fantastic squad and we want to give them game time. I will pick a team with the ability and the quality to win the match.“If we’re going to be successful in this competition, it will be because of the quality in the squad, because 11 players cannot continue to play every three or four days every week.“We have players in the squad with quality and experience, young players as well, and I am confident in their quality.“I am sure we will put in a good performance and I hope for a good performance.”last_img read more

McAvennie insists Celtic have a better team than Rangers

first_imgFormer Celtic striker Frank McAvennie insists his former club have a better team than Rangers, as both club go head-to-head for the Scottish Premiership title.The 59-year-old has been impressed with Celtic’s transfer dealings this month, after they brought in Vakoun Issouf Bayo from Slovakian club Dunajska Streda in a £2 million move as well as Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah on loan from West Brom and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.McAvennie, who won the league and cup double with Celtic in 1988, insists he is looking forward to seeing Weah in action in particular and feels the 18-year-oldcan add another dimension to the Brendan Rodgers’ side going forward.“If you look at the two teams, I still think Celtic have a better squad,” he said, according to Evening Times.“If they turn up and play to their capabilities they will win more games than they will lose.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“I think Bayo looks a great player from what I have seen. And Weah reminds me a bit of myself. Apparently, Brendan is wanting to get things over the top. I haven’t seen that for years. I haven’t even heard anyone talk like that for years.”“I watch games and I say: ‘Look at that space in behind! Why does nobody turn the defence around?’ I know the game has changed, but when defenders push you up you have got all that space. With the pace of the game now everybody wants it in to feet. Why don’t they just get it over the top?”“This boy has come in and that is what he is talking about. Brendan thinks he has got the legs to go over the top and turn them around. Maybe he is going to play two. That might be a new thing for Scottish football – teams starting to play two strikers. That will be a change.”last_img read more

TT CAL to fill void left by ferries

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Trinidad&Tobago, March 13, 2018 – Caribbean Airlines advises that effective March 13, the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) has agreed in the interest of customer service, to reduce the hours of closure of the A.N.R. Robinson International Airport to 1.30 a.m. – 5. 45 a.m.Further, the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) has advised that there will be no passenger ferry sailings until March 22. Caribbean Airlines is working closely with the Port Authority to ensure that the 2,922 persons holding confirmed ferry tickets for the initial period March 13-March 22 will be accommodated on Caribbean Airlines services at no additional cost to the passenger.The airline is also finalizing arrangements to obtain an additional aircraft specifically dedicated to the air bridge which will provide 1088 extra seats daily. An update on this will be sent in a separate media release.There is a process in place for customers with confirmed ferry tickets to access air travel, specifically:Travelers with no vehicles, may go direct to the airports and present their confirmed tickets for possible acceptance for travel on Caribbean AirlinesPersons will only be placed on flights for the specific date listed on their confirmed ferry tickePassengers with vehicles must first check in at the Ports and after check-in will be shuttled via PTSC to the Piarco International Airport and the ANR International Airport, at no additional cost.If persons wish to travel on a date that is different to the date on their confirmed ferry ticket, they may go to the Port and change the ferry ticket date there or purchase a Same Day Standby ticket from Caribbean Airlines.Caribbean Airlines thanks all inter-island commuters for adhering to this process to ensure a seamless travel experience and re-affirms its commitment to providing consistent and reliable service to its valued customers.Release: Government of the Republic of Trinidad Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Whats Inside the 61st GRAMMYs Gifting Lounge

first_img Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images What’s Inside the 61st GRAMMYs Gifting Lounge? what%E2%80%99s-inside-61st-grammys-gifting-lounge Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images ReFa MassagerPhoto credit: Tamara PalmerThe Recording Academy took an exclusive spin through the Gifting Lounge when it opened on Thursday afternoon and got a peek at some of those perks that stars can take home. This year, there are a number of vendors focused on beauty and wellness, including ReFa’s Japanese microcurrent beauty rollers and collagen-enhanced drink mixers, Source Naturals’ vitamins and herbal supplements, Neoteny’s age-fighting kits (including a mask called Resting Bitch Face), It’s a 10’s pro hair care tools and entertainment industry’s makeup that breathes and heals skin as it conceals, pitched as a smart choice for the entertainment industry’s heavy makeup needs OxygenetixPhoto credit: Tamara PalmerGuests are invited to experience ishiki, a Japanese sense of consciousness and well-being, via a virtual reality trip to Kyoto; stars will be gifted a pair of virtual reality glasses to take more transportive trips at home or while on the road.23 and Me will allow stars to dig deeper into their ancestry, teasing that they never know what they might discover. Truth Initiative packed backpacks full of Xbox games, hats, sunglasses and fanny packs from their forthcoming retail collection to say “don’t get played” when it comes to vaping and smoking.Dr. Tabatha Carr flew from Oklahoma to California to showcase her gluten-free, dairy-free and naturally sweetened Good Girl Chocolate at the GRAMMYs Gifting Lounge. After showing us before and after pictures of her 100-pound weight loss, she offered us a taste of a lush vegan dark chocolate-encased agave and cashew butter filled caramel that could easily become a happy habit. Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained 61st GRAMMY Awards 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Facebook TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Good Girl ChocolatePhoto credit: Tamara PalmerAlpha Priority, a worldwide meet and greet airport concierge service, was looking forward to catching up with the stars planning on coming through the Gifting Lounge, many of whom a rep said are already clients. They’ll be gifted with a free meet and greet that will be arrange at their convenience.As the longtime GRAMMYS Gifting Lounge producer, Lash Fary certainly isn’t one to get star-struck, but there is one particular luminary who he hopes to see in there this year.”Dolly Parton,” he said, name-checking the MusiCares Person of the Year without hesitation. “Just because she’s so nice! Dolly is one of my favorite people. I’ve met her at a few award shows so I love her and I’m hoping that we get to see her. There’s not a lovelier person on the planet than Dolly; she just makes you feel good about yourself.”Watch the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS. Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Email Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers From luxurious skincare products to a virtual-reality trip to Kyoto, here’s a sneak peek at the high-end GRAMMY gifts performers and presenters will receive this year Tamara PalmerGRAMMYs Feb 8, 2019 – 1:15 pm Performing artists and presenters of the 61st GRAMMY Awards have the option of taking a stroll through the GRAMMYS Gifting Lounge to receive some fabulous (and fabulously free) items during rehearsal days.”We’re thrilled to be a very small part of a very big show,” said Lash Fary, founder of Distinctive Assets, which has produced the GRAMMYs Gifting Lounge for the past 20 years. “It’s something that the artists now, over the years, have grown accustomed to as a perk they are very well aware that they get for coming on the show, which is very cute.”Fary noted that Distinctive Assets’ GRAMMYs Gifting Lounges have won over some big names.”In the past people like Mary J. Blige have shown up and said, ‘Where’s the gift lounge?’ And even when artists don’t have the time or interest to come through the lounge, like Adele, the last time she was in LA and on the show she asked for some of the kids’ stuff. We had Hasbro Games here, so she asked that the kid stuff be brought to her dressing room so her son could play with them.“We have artists like Ricky Martin and Faith Hill, who don’t do gift lounges typically but they’ll do ours because they know that we are here as a true artform of the GRAMMYS and we respect them,” he revealed. “They know if we say we aren’t doing photos then we won’t do photos, that we have great stuff, that we respect their time and get them in and out quickly. So it’s just great! These are my favorite three days of the year, GRAMMYS rehearsal days, and we’ve got amazing thank-you gifts for them. There’s something for everyone.” Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explainedcenter_img 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs IshikiPhoto credit: Tamara PalmerGrossé, a costume jewelry designer that designed collections for Dior for over 50 years, hopes to drip stars in convincing baubles, while Millianna is introducing “shoelery,” chains meant to be draped around boots or stilettos. PRSVR, a Chicago lifestyle brand that recently opened a by-appointment showroom just blocks away, is hoping to gift Cardi B with a pair of fur sleeves—vegan or fox, her choice.”We’ve been fortunate to really use Instagram to connect with celebrities,” said PRSVR’s Margaret Williamson. “So our client list includes Tank, Diddy, Ciara, Teyana Taylor, Meek Mill, Fabolous and Nicki Minaj.” Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? News Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Prev Next TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Twitter Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? What’s Inside the 61st GRAMMYs Gifting Lounge? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Read morelast_img read more

Ranveer Singh gives Radhika Apte an apt title in a 12minute speech

first_imgIndian Bollywood actress Radhika ApteSTR/AFP/Getty ImagesOwing to Radhika Apte’s popularity and her content release on Netflix, Ranveer Singh recently at an award show called her the ‘Definition of Netflix’.Ranveer, who won the ‘Most Stylish Man award’ at the GQ Style and Culture awards 2019, was felicitated with the award on the stage by Radhika.While Ranveer was giving his winning speech, Radhika Apte stood there cheering for him. Ranveer, during his acceptance speech, couldn’t help but appreciate the omnipresent Radhika for her phenomenal run at the digital platform.Ranveer said, “Ladies and Gentleman she is the Cambridge dictionary from Netflix Radhika Apte. You’re everywhere Girl, you switch on digital at home and we only see you. Tu Chae hui hai chote, Ghar pe digital on kiya toh tu he tu hai”.GQ posted a picture of Radhika Apte and Ranveer Singh with a caption, “Among @ranveersingh’s whopper 12-minute-long closing speech at the 2019 GQ Style & Culture Awards: a shout-out (and possibly an apology, for making her stand for so long in those heels) to “the definition of Netflix”, Radhika reposted the picture and uploaded on her Instagram story and wrote, “haha always a pleasure @gqindia”After a phenomenal year in 2018, with remarkable performances in every medium, Radhika has been omnipresent. Taking a head start this year, the actress has begun the schedule for her next in Lucknow. “Cambridge Dictionary for NETFLIX, Radhika Apte”; Ranveer Singh gives Radhika Apte an apt title Closelast_img read more

Durr Fuehring Lead No 2 Louisville Past Georgia Tech 6144

first_img Walz Postgame Video Durr/Fuehring Postgame Video Photo Gallery LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Asia Durr scored 21 points as No. 2 University of Louisville women’s basketball rolled past Georgia Tech, 61-44, at the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals improved to 15-1 on the year and 3-1 in ACC play, while the Yellow Jackets dropped to 12-5 overall and 2-2 in conference play.Louisville opened the game by scoring the first 10 points and jumped out to an early 15-2 lead.Durr led the charge early with two three-pointers and finished the quarter with 10 points to help give the Cardinals a 24-14 advantage.Louisville outscored the Yellow Jackets by seven points the rest of the way and cruised to a 61-44 win.Durr had 21 points on 8-16 shooting, including 3-8 from 3-point range. She added five rebounds and four assists.Sam Fuehring finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds for her second double-double of the season and the sixth of her career, while Arica Carter added 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.The Cardinals’ defense controlled the game, holding the Yellow Jackets to a season-low 26.2 percent shooting, while forcing 21 Georgia Tech turnovers. Louisville scored 23 points off turnovers, 12 of which came in the first quarter.Next up, the Cardinals host Virginia on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ET. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Story Links Box Score (PDF) last_img read more

Transistor performance improves due to quantum confinement effects

first_img Citation: Transistor performance improves due to quantum confinement effects (2011, March 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-transistor-due-quantum-confinement-effects.html The team of researchers, Krutarth Trivedi, Hyungsang Yuk, Herman Carlo Floresca, Moon J. Kim, and Walter Hu, from the University of Texas at Dallas, has published their study in a recent issue of Nano Letters.In their study, the researchers lithographically fabricated silicon nanowires with diameters of just 3-5 nanometers. With a diameter this small, the nanowires experience quantum confinement effects that cause the nanowires’ properties to change from their bulk values. Specifically, transistors made with the thin nanowires have improved hole mobility, drive current, and current density – properties that make the transistors operate more quickly and efficiently. The transistors’ performance even surpasses recently reported silicon nanowire transistors that use doping to improve their performance.“The significance of this research is that we have demonstrated that increasing the degree of quantum confinement of the silicon channel results in increasing the carrier mobility,” Hu told PhysOrg.com. “We provide experimental proof of the theoretically simulated high hole mobility of about 3-nm-diameter nanowires.”At first, it may seem counterintuitive that a smaller wire can have a higher mobility than a larger wire. But as the researchers explain, quantum confinement effects increase carrier mobility in the wire by confining the holes (which contribute to the current) to a more uniform range of energy than they have in bulk silicon. Whereas in bulk silicon, holes having a broad energy distribution contribute to the current, in the tiny nanowires, the energy of the holes has a much narrower distribution. Having holes with similar energy, and therefore mass, reduces carrier scattering effects in the nanowires, which in turn improves mobility and current density. By comparing the performance of tiny nanowires to similarly fabricated nanobelts, in which only the thickness dimension is confined, the researchers also show that increasing the degree of quantum confinement of the channel results in higher carrier mobility. 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 More information: Krutarth Trivedi, et al. “Quantum Confinement Induced Performance Enhancement in Sub-5-nm Lithographic Si Nanowire Transistors.” Nano Letters. DOI:10.1021/nl103278a As the researchers note, fabricating the high-performance sub-5-nanometer silicon nanowire transistors is relatively simple compared to other methods of nanowire fabrication, which use bottom-up methods and doped junctions or channel doping. One application that the researchers plan to pursue is using the nanowires to make inexpensive, ultrasensitive biosensors, since biosensor sensitivity increases as nanowire diameter decreases. “As required by our funding (NSF Career Award), our immediate plan is to explore biosensing of protein with these types of tiny nanowire transistors,” Hu said. “We believe such small-diameter nanowires with intrinsic high performance can have a major impact on biosensing, as they are expected to provide ultimate sensitivity down to a single molecule with a better signal-to-noise ratio.”In addition to biosensing, the new high-performance transistors could have an impact on CMOS scaling, which is becoming increasingly difficult. The researchers are currently looking for funding in order to explore this area.“These transistors can have an impact on CMOS scaling due to the fact that performance actually increases with decreasing diameter,” Hu said. “Arrays of nanowire transistors with tiny nanowires could be made to achieve high performance without requiring new processing techniques. In fact, the processing can even be simplified over current techniques, as our nanowire transistors do not use highly doped complementary junctions for source/drain; eliminating high doped junctions alleviates many of the current issues in scaling down CMOS processing techniques to the nanoscale.“At large, my personal viewpoint is that silicon still has a lot of potential for nanoelectronics, and the industry may want to consider supporting research in silicon nanowire or quantum wire devices and new architectures to fully unleash the potential of silicon. Everyone is researching graphene, which is a great material of course, but we may not want to ignore the potential of silicon, as we show that effective hole mobility can be over 1200.”center_img A cross-sectional view of a 5.1-nm nanowire, taken with a high-resolution transmission electron microscope. The scale bar is 5 nm. Image credit: Krutarth Trivedi, et al. ©2011 American Chemical Society. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Nanowires made of ‘strained silicon’ show how to keep increases in computer power coming (PhysOrg.com) — Manufacturing on the nanoscale has come a long way since Feynman’s visions of nanotechnology more than 50 years ago. Since then, studies have demonstrated how low-dimensional structures, such as nanowires and quantum dots, have unique properties that can improve the performance of a variety of devices. In the latest study in this area, researchers have fabricated transistors made with exceptionally thin silicon nanowires that exhibit high performance due to quantum confinement effects in the nanowires.last_img read more

Tiger on Delhis mind

first_imgA leading telecom company recently tied up with Galerie Art Eterne to mobilise the art world and unleash their vision of the tiger on the canvas. The art project ‘Strokes for Stripes’ featured various artists who showcased their imagination of the tiger, the national animal and pride which is sadly on the verge of extinction.The works of the artists culminated in the form of a calendar for 2013. These soul stirring art pieces were subsequently auctioned to raise funds to highlight the need of tiger conservation and create awareness for the cause. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Vivek Menon, executive director, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) said: ‘Wildlife conservation would not be possible without support and funding from charitable organisations, institutions and individuals. CSR focus on wildlife has also been on a rise in the country, which is a positive trend.’Eminent artists whose works were showcased included Arpana Caur, Jai Zharotia, Niladri Paul, Prof. Niren Sengupta, Sanjay Bhattarcharya, Ajay Zharotia, Krishnendu Porel, Pratul Dash, P. Shivani Bhardawaj, Amarendra Maharana, Prittam Priyalochan, Sandeep Jigdung and Vinita Dasgupta. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘I am proud to be a part of this cause. Doing my bit for this social cause gives me an inner satisfaction, that is all I wanted to do,’ said P. Shivani Bhardawaj, whose portrait was sold for Rs 2 Lakh at the auction.The portraits which were originally priced at Rs 1 lakh each were sold for Rs 3-4 lakhs at the auction. The proceeds from the auction were donated to WTI, the initiative’s cause partner who will channelise these funds for ‘Save Our Tigers’ initiative.The event witnessed performances by Louis Banks, a Grammy Award nominated music composer and adman-lyricist Prasoon Joshi who wrote a few lines especially for the occasion. Diverse groups such as artists, environmentalists, conservationists were present at the event, to lend their support to the cause.last_img read more

DRI seizes 15 kg foreignorigin gold in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized around 15 kg of foreign origin gold valued at Rs 4.72 crore from the Barasat area near here. Inputs suggested that the gold, smuggled from Bangladesh into the country from North 24 Parganas district, was being ferried in a vehicle towards Kolkata for further delivery, a statement issued today by the DRI said. One person has been arrested and a Bolero vehicle, in which the gold was being carried, has been seized on Wednesday, it said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights The seized gold biscuits weighing 15 kg had foreign markings ‘Al Etihad’ and ‘Suisse’, the probe agency said. In the current financial year so far, in the region spread over West Bengal and the north eastern states, the DRI has seized over 105 kg of gold and gold jewellery valued at close to Rs 31 crore in the market, smuggled from Bangladesh, Myanmar and even Bhutan. In the financial year 2017-2018, the DRI had seized close to 430 kg of gold and gold jewellery in the east and north east region collectively valued at more than Rs 100 crore.last_img read more

Aboard the Friendship bandwagon

first_img“When you’re alone you don’t do much laughing.” – PG Wodehouse“Did you know,” said my friend the other day, while stuffing her face with food, “that Winnie the Pooh is the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations?” She then, proceeded to wash the burgers down with a Coke and started chomping on her fresh order of fries. I said I did not, and watched her suck the salt off a French fry with amusement as I reminisced happy memories from our past of similar nature.There is no telling what makes a person tick when it comes to choosing chums for life, I concluded, after having trifled away another invaluable hour of my life, watching my amiable friend gobble and guzzle. Awash in the friendship day fever, my peer rambled on about her forthcoming merry-making and I was forced to resign myself to a silent expression of disapproval not much unlike Aristotle and Cicero, who too, would have sunk into chairs, profoundly dejected by the redefined, abysmal notions of friendship espoused by the masses today.The emergence of social media, like a siren’s song, has lured multitudes into the sea of virtual reality where human contact has been replaced by electronic forms of interaction. The spirit of friendship, akin to a flower uncared for, is wilting away. Cyberspace, by a sustained blitzkrieg of discombobulation, has lulled masses into a false sense of security wherein they refuse to exercise judgment when it comes to revealing intimate details of their lives to complete strangers disguised as friends. So deeply enmeshed it has become with the lives of individuals that the mere thought of disengaging themselves from it, is distressing enough to make them clutch their brows and break into fits of hysteria. Face-to-face conversations have now become part of a dying institution. People today, have many acquaintances in the digital realm, but few friends outside of it. True friendships, are results of deliciously inexplicable happenings, built and nurtured on moments of shared excitement, passion, uncertainty and fierce camaraderie. The human ability to forge bonds of friendship is a characteristic trait, as is the innate desire for cooperation and companionship. To say, that one does not desire occasionally, to break free from the mundane task of being one’s self and pretend to be somebody else entirely, would be paltering with the truth. But on occasions, when a fellow needs a friend, I find the prospect of dropping down into a cozy sofa with a friend and watching her demolish several plates of food oddly comforting.last_img read more