Category: kagowoso

Love is love Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics

first_img Monday 19 Feb 2018, 9:50 AM © – AFP 2018The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! GAY FREESTYLE SKIER Gus Kenworthy said it was a moment that he “never dreamed” possible as a child after he was filmed kissing his partner on live television at the Olympics.It has been hailed by some as a landmark moment in Games history and the footage went viral on social media.The 26-year-old American finished 12th in the slopestyle on Sunday but still found himself making headlines after kissing his boyfriend at the bottom of the slope while the TV cameras were on him.Thrust into the global spotlight, Kenworthy tweeted on Monday alongside a still image of the now-famous kiss: “Didn’t realise this moment was being filmed yesterday but I’m so happy that it was.“My childhood self would never have dreamed of seeing a gay kiss on TV at the Olympics but for the first time ever a kid watching at home CAN!“Love is love.”The tweet garnered hundreds of messages of support and Adam Rippon, the gay American figure skater, wrote in reply: “Wow okay I just whimpered to myself ‘so beautiful’”.Speaking soon after the kiss was captured on camera, the British-born Kenworthy reflected on how times have changed in just a few years.“The only way to change perceptions, break down barriers, break down homophobia is through representation,” he said.“And that is definitely not something I had as a kid. I definitely did not see a gay athlete at the Olympics kissing their boyfriend.“If I had it would have made it a lot easier for me.”He added: “That was something I wanted at the last Olympics, to share a kiss with my boyfriend at the bottom and it was something I was too scared to do. Tearful French skater’s ‘worst nightmare’ after dress mishap>Rory McIlroy sees progress despite failing to contend at Riviera> By AFP Short URL Image: Mike Egerton Share21 Tweet Email2 Feb 19th 2018, 9:50 AM USA’s Gus Kenworthy during run 3 in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle Skiing at the Pheonix Snow Park during day nine of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.center_img “To be able to do that, give him a kiss, have that affection broadcast for the world is incredible.”Earlier at the Games in South Korea, Canadian figure skater Eric Radford became the first openly gay Winter Olympic gold medallist in winning the team event.Didn’t realize this moment was being filmed yesterday but I’m so happy that it was. My childhood self would never have dreamed of seeing a gay kiss on TV at the Olympics but for the first time ever a kid watching at home CAN! Love is love is love. pic.twitter.com/8t0zHjgDg8— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 19, 2018 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 39,564 Views 71 Comments ‘Love is love’: Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics It has been hailed by some as a landmark moment in Games history and the footage went viral on social media. https://the42.ie/3859696 USA’s Gus Kenworthy during run 3 in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle Skiing at the Pheonix Snow Park during day nine of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Image: Mike Egerton Follow us: the42.ielast_img read more

Solana Beach City Council passes resolution for improved gun control at federal

first_img DEL MAR (KUSI) — The Solana Beach City Council, in a 3 to 1 vote, passed a resolution Wednesday for improved gun control at the federal and state level, and added an amendment requesting the 22nd District Agricultural Association to discontinue holding gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.Related Link: Del Mar city leaders look to ban gun shows at fairgroundsEarlier this month, the City of Del Mar asked that the Del Mar Fairgrounds stop holding the gun shows in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.“We don’t feel that gun shows are consistent with our community values in Del Mar,” said Del Mar Mayor Dwight Worden during an interview with Good Morning San Diego.The Del Mar Fairground board will have their next meeting on April 10, but unless the request is placed on their agenda, there will be no vote. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 28, 2018 Solana Beach City Council passes resolution for improved gun control at federal and state level KUSI Newsroom March 28, 2018last_img read more

Monkey on the loose spotted in parking lot of Aventura condo

first_imgIt remains unclear whether or not this is the same monkey as the one spotted in Aventura.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. AVENTURA, FLA. (WSVN) – – Another day, another monkey sighting in South Florida.A 7News viewer recorded video of the media-shy primate at the Delvista Towers in Aventura, Tuesday morning.“It was right there on the grass, and I was right there in the parking space,” said Adrian Vilshanetsk, who spotted the monkey. “It went right here, it went towards this area, then we kept following it.”The furry drifter then ran onto the Turnberry Isle Golf Course.“We were really close to the monkey, we were following the monkey. Then it went in the trees and into the golf course,” said Vilshanetsk.The sighting takes place one day after an Aventura deli owner said he spotted the monkey twice — once on his way to work near Northeast 186th Street and Biscayne Boulevard and then again in the parking lot of a synagogue.Residents reported monkey sightings in North Miami Beach on March 20 and March 29. last_img read more

Building a future after prison through vocational education

first_imgWesley Nicoll builds a planter as part of the vocational education program at Wildwood Correctional Center in July 2017. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)In Alaska, two-thirds of people who leave prison end up going back within three years. But former inmates who can find decent jobs within a year of release are half as likely to re-offend, according to an Alaska Department of Labor report. So how does the Department of Corrections want to cut recidivism? By teaching the trades.“So what we’re gonna do is take less than a 1/16th of an inch off the lip of this,” Wesley Nicoll explained as he picked up a thin slat of wood he was using to build a planter box. He and another worker slide it into a loud table saw, the change barely perceptible.Nicoll worked in construction before but has never done such highly precise carpentry. It was just one of the many skills he was trying to learn as he neared the end of his sentence at Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai.Nicoll said it’s an important supplement to the substance abuse treatment he’s received while incarcerated. “To be able to come here and do the hands on woodwork, welding, to keep my hands busy — I feel ready to go on the out. To be productive when I get out,” he said. It’s a huge change from his last release three years ago. “Before I was just getting released and being relatively aimless.”Nicoll has been in and out of prison for about 12 years, mostly for drug-related crimes. He developed an addiction to opioids after a couple of severe injuries. In the past, he was released without feeling like he developed any skills or support systems in prison.“The last time I got out, looking for work and getting turned away multiple times, it got extremely frustrating,” he recalled. “And after so long, I just kind of gave up and went back to what I knew,” using and selling drugs.Which is what Department of Corrections staff, like vocational instructor Tim Ward, are trying to prevent. Two years ago, Wildwood didn’t offer much to help prepare people for release.Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai. (Photo courtesy of DOC.)Ward walked through the vocational education center, which is still in a state of expansion. “This building used to be a storage area. So it was just full of racks with pallets of junk,” he said, laughing at the memory.Now it has a new classroom, a small area for carpentry, and extensive metalworking tools. Ward has his students build practical items that can be used, like sheds and barbeque grills. They even built the booths they learn to weld in. Participants can earn national certifications, too.“The whole hope is they can get out of prison, get a job, and not come back. And this is the tool for that,” he said.Wildwood Superintendent Shannon McCloud said the vocational education program is just an example of ways corrections institutions across Alaska are trying to be more than just punitive warehouses for people. There’s a push for more programs in every state prison that help inmates develop the skills they need to reenter society and stay there.“The whole idea of incarceration has changed,” said McCloud, who has worked in corrections for more than 27 years. “I think people realize that these people are going to get out of jail. So, what can we do to put out a better product than what we received? So let’s work with them. Let’s get them out. Let’s try to help them not come back. I mean, that’s our motto.”She said the idea behind the vocational education classes was to give people viable skills to seek jobs, but the program is accomplishing a lot more.The inmates are “different when they’re over there. I mean, they’re like men. They’re not like these punk kids, ‘cause they know that’s what they’re supposed to be over there. Grow up. Get a skill. Move on,” she said.And moving on is exactly what Nicholl is doing. When we meet again – one month after I interviewed him in prison – it’s at a bustling coffee shop in south Anchorage. He released from Wildwood a week earlier. Through his family, he’s already received some job offers based on the certifications he earned at Wildwood, but he wants to find a job on his own.The certifications help, he said. “It makes me a lot more confident while I’m job searching, that’s for sure.”He also has a full ride to college starting in January thanks to the help of his native corporations.Nicholl said it’s the first time in six years he’s released from prison prepared and sober – and he actually wants to stay that way.“I spontaneously smile. I spontaneously catch myself laughing because it’s hard to believe it’s real sometimes,” he said, grinning.He took a sip of his coffee, prepared to look for a job and move on with his life. He said he’s scared but ready.Want to hear more Solutions Desk stories? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or NPR.last_img read more

Locals fume over dumping of garbage

first_imgSantosh Nagar: Residents of Santosh Nagar are outraged against the civic authorities for delaying garbage pickup. Locals allege the workers to be shirk when it comes to working. Speaking to The Hans India here on Monday, a local resident said, “We have been trying to apprise the civic authorities since last one month. The stretch is where everyone from nearby colonies comes for morning walks and here they are welcomed by garbage pileups and malodorous smell. The workers don’t appear to clean the garbage evading from their responsibilities. I request the concerned civic authorities to take some serious decisions and implement them then only we can be ‘Saaf Hyderabad’.”last_img read more

Vice Media to Launch First Series on Instagrams IGTV Slates YouTube and

first_img Popular on Variety This fall, Vice Media is rolling out a slate of new programming on Snapchat, Instagram’s IGTV, and YouTube. The company also detailed its “contextual brand safety” solution for video, the company announced during Tuesday’s Digital Content NewFronts West in Hollywood.Ciel Hunter, Vice Media’s global head of content, said during the marketplace event that the upcoming “Vice Reports” series will launch on Snapchat and Instagram and allow around 100 correspondents, filmmakers, and photographers across the world to talk about the relevant events happening in their lives. The series was inspired by the company’s coverage following the shootings in Parkland, Fla., earlier this year, when Vice turned over its Instagram handle to students across the country during the walkouts calling for gun reform. “Honest, authentic storytelling necessitates an openness for inclusion and a hunger to discover and document the lives of those less visible in our world,” Weaver said. “Today’s youth represent a diversified clash of cultures, identities, and ways of life. Vice, as the voice of today’s new generations, has an obligation to represent and embody these generations and their every form.”Vice Media was among companies including the New York Times, Gallery Media Group, and FameBit by YouTube to present their developments on the opening day of the IAB’s inaugural NewFronts West conference. Tuesday’s presentations touched on influencer marketing and trending content formats like podcast and video programs. Companies slated to present Oct. 10 include Viacom, Snap, Meredith and Walmart’s Vudu.Pictured above: Ciel Hunter, Vice Media global head of content Hunter also announced two new series, including “18 With Issues,” the company’s first to launch on Instagram’s IGTV video platform. “18 With Issues” host Em Odesser, who’s 18 years old, will go to four political hot spots including Chicago and Flint, Mich., to interview teens across the political spectrum about their feelings ahead of the midterms. Odesser said the series will show audiences that teens are passionate about politics and that their concerns should be taken seriously.Model and activist Richie Shazam will also host “Clothes Minded,” a YouTube series that’s a new spin on makeover shows. Airing on the channel for Vice Media’s Broadly brand, the series will capture pivotal moments in the lives of “young queer people,” Shazam said.“Giving us the power to tell our stories of being brown, being black, being on the LGBTQIA spectrum and being young, we want to deal with the sort of violent realities,” Shazam said, including “cyberbullying, mental-health awareness, and being able to communicate that and to show that on screen, but also to do the opposite: to show our imagination and show our fantasies and show how we decide to express ourselves.”In addition to new digital content, Josh Weaver, Vice Media’s director of media, also introduced the company’s partnership with Oracle Data Cloud to roll out the first-ever “contextual brand safety solution for video.” Weaver said brands often steer clear of anchoring their ads with content that contains not-safe-for-work or off-brand messages, but that often restricts material promoting inclusion and diversity, according to the company’s 18 months worth of research. According to Vice, brands often ban content featuring LGBT descriptors like “gay,” “transgender” and “bisexual,” as well as words like “immigration,” “Asian,” “interracial,” and “Muslim.”Here’s how Vice’s brand safety solution will work: Vice will feed videos to Oracle Data Cloud to assign each video a “brand safety score” based on its subject and theme, in a way that accounts for inclusive content. Brands can decide to either allow their ads to be played during the video, or to block it if the video’s brand safety score is too low. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Woman Tries to Buy an Audi With Bills Printed on Inkjet Printer

first_imgStay on target Fugitive Agrees to Turn Himself In If Facebook Post Gets 15,000 ‘L…Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Rare Ring-Tailed Lemur From California Zoo We all know that money does not, in fact, grow on trees. It also doesn’t come shooting out the front of your inkjet printer.At least it shouldn’t. Not if you don’t want to spend an extended amount of time in a cell.That wasn’t enough to deter a 20-year-old German woman recently. She wanted to purchase a car. She had a perfectly good all-in-one inkjet printer sitting around at home and a ream of standard-grade inkjet paper just begging to have something printed on it.As you can see from the image shared by the local police, she decided to whip up a pile of €100 notes. She also printed some €50 bills, too, because sometimes you just don’t want to ask somebody if they can break a large bill.The 2013 Audi A3 during its world premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. (Photo Credit: A163 / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Next it was off to the car dealership in the German city of Kaiserslautern, where she set her sights on a sharp-looking 2013 Audi A3. Her salesperson thought everything was pretty normal from the minute she first approached right through the end of the test drive.That’s when things got weird. The woman was given a final price of €15,000 which she then attempted to pay with a fat stack of her DIY €100 bills.The salesperson was understandably caught off guard, telling Neue OZ (Google Translate link) that he’d seen plenty of odd stuff in his time at the dealership but never anything quite like this. “No one was that brash,” he said. “I just asked her incredulously if she wanted to play Monopoly,” he continued. When the customer maintained her poker face he figured it was time to call the police.They apprehended the suspect then headed over to her apartment where they discovered an additional €13,000 hot off the inkjet.According to German police, counterfeiting carries a minimum prison term of three months for someone who’s acting alone. If the young woman in this case was part of a gang, that jumps to at least two years.Actually attempting to use counterfeit bills generally increases a convicted perpetrator’s time behind bars. The code doesn’t mention those penalties being reduced purely on the grounds that even small children running a lemonade stand would’ve recognized the bills as being bogus.More on Geek.com:Amazon Workers Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $100K in Apple WatchesPolice Bust Massive Counterfeit Lego OperationSuspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X While It Sits in Police Evidencelast_img read more

Rare Scottish mineral may indicate life on Mars

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A team of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) scientists is looking for clues about life on Mars in an earthy clay mineral found only in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. Explore further The scientists are studying rocks containing a bright red mineral called Macaulayite, which is known to be present on Earth only in Aberdeenshire. The researchers think Macaulayite could also be the mineral responsible for the red color of Mars. Macaulayite is named after the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute in Aberdeen, which discovered the mineral in the late 1970s. It is a swelling iron phyllosylicate found only in a disused quarry at the foot of Bennachie, a nine-peak hill in East Aberdeenshire, and at Inverurie and Buchan Grampian (also in Aberdeenshire).Macaulayite is understood to have been formed during the weathering of granite in the presence of water in the tropical climate that existed in the area before the last Ice Age. Macaulayite is a fine grain mineral containing water bound to the inner surfaces, so if its presence is confirmed on Mars, this would mean water must also have been present, and therefore the planet may have been able to sustain life.A Mars expert from the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) institute, Dr Janice Bishop, said that every life form we know of needs liquid water, so if Mars has or did have standing water, the chances of life appearing are greatly increased.Orbiters and probe landings on Mars have so far provided only limited data on the red planet. Dr Steve Hillier of the Macaulay Institute said NASA had asked for samples of the rare rocks to allow them to compare it with minerals found on Mars. If Macaulayite is found to occur on Mars, Dr Hillier said that would imply liquid water has been present on the surface of the planet.Samples of the rare mineral have been sent to a NASA laboratory in California, where they are being tested.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Proof positive: Mars once had water, researchers concludecenter_img Citation: Rare Scottish mineral may indicate life on Mars (2009, December 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-12-rare-scottish-mineral-life-mars.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Perovskite solar cells become even more promising with cheaper materials

first_img(a) Cross-section schematic of a perovskite solar cell with copper iodide hole conductor. (B) Image of the complete device. SEM cross-section images of solar cells using (C) copper iodide and (D) spiro-OMeTAD hole conductors. Credit: Christians, et al. ©2013 American Chemical Society 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. Dye-sensitized solar cells rival conventional cell efficiency Explore further Citation: Perovskite solar cells become even more promising with cheaper materials (2014, January 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-01-perovskite-solar-cells-cheaper-materials.html (Phys.org) —Due to their rapid improvements in a short amount of time, perovskite solar cells have become one of today’s most promising up-and-coming photovoltaic technologies. Currently, the record efficiency for a perovskite solar cell is 15% and expected to improve further. Although the perovskite material itself is relatively inexpensive, the best devices commonly use an expensive organic hole-conducting polymer, called spiro-OMeTAD, which has a commercial price that is more than 10 times that of gold and platinum.center_img Journal information: Journal of the American Chemical Society More information: More information: Jeffrey A. Christians, et al. “An Inorganic Hole Conductor for Organo-Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. Improved Hole Conductivity with Copper Iodide.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1021/ja411014k In a new study, Jeffrey A. Christians, Raymond C. M. Fung, and Prashant V. Kamat from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana have found that copper iodide, an inexpensive inorganic hole-conducting material, may serve as a possible alternative to spiro-OMeTAD. Although the efficiency of perovskite solar cells containing copper iodide measured in this study is not quite as high as those containing spiro-OMeTAD, the copper iodide devices exhibit some other advantages that, overall, suggest that they could lead to the development of inexpensive, high-efficiency perovskite solar cells.”The hole conductor is currently the most expensive part of perovskite solar cells,” Christians told Phys.org. “Other organic hole conductor alternatives to spiro-OMeTAD have been investigated, but these alternatives still remain very expensive. This is the first reported inorganic hole conductor for perovskite solar cells, and is much less expensive than previously reported hole conductor materials. This low-cost hole conductor could further lower the cost of these already inexpensive solar cells.”Perovskite solar cells, as a whole, are attractive because perovskite is a class of materials with a particular crystal structure that is the same as that of calcium titanium dioxide. This structure gives solar cells high charge-carrier mobilities and long diffusion lengths, allowing the photo-generated electrons and holes to travel long distances without energy loss. As a result, the electrons and holes can travel through thicker solar cells, which absorb more light and therefore generate more electricity than thin ones.Although this study marks the first time that copper iodide has been investigated for use as hole conductors in perovskite solar cells, copper-based hole conductors have previously shown promise for use in dye-sensitized and quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. Part of their appeal is their high conductivity. In fact, copper iodide hole conductors exhibit an electrical conductivity that is two orders of magnitude higher than spiro-OMeTAD, which allows for a higher fill factor, which in turn determines the solar cell’s maximum power.Despite the copper iodide’s high conductivity, the results of the current study showed that perovskite solar cells made with copper iodide hole conductors have a power conversion efficiency of 6.0%, lower than the 7.9% measured here for cells with spiro-OMeTAD hole conductors. The researchers attribute this shortcoming to the fact that spiro-OMeTAD solar cells have exceptionally high voltages. In the future, they think that the voltages of copper iodide solar cells can be increased, in particular by reducing the high recombination rate. The researchers calculated that, if they could achieve the highest parameter values observed in this study, the resulting copper iodide solar cell would have an efficiency of 8.3%.The researchers also observed that the copper iodide solar cells exhibited another surprising advantage, which is good stability. After two hours of continuous illumination, the copper iodide cells showed no decrease in current, while the current of the spiro-OMeTAD cells decreased by about 10%. The researchers plan to further improve the devices in the future.”We are currently working to understand the cause of the low voltage in copper iodide-based perovskite solar cells,” Christians said. “With further work, we aim to increase the stability and improve the efficiency of these solar cells above 10%. “The biggest challenge facing perovskite solar cells is long-term stability in a wide range of environments. The efficiency of the best perovskite solar cells is competitive with current commercial technologies, and they are potentially much cheaper. However, commercial solar cells must last 20-30 years with minimal degradation, and whether or not perovskite solar cells are capable of this type of long-term stability is currently an unanswered question.” © 2014 Phys.orglast_img read more

Scientists solve puzzle of turning graphite into diamond

first_img New diamond harder than a jeweller’s diamond, cuts through ultra-solid materials © 2017 Phys.org These simulations are based on the prediction that, at these pressures, less energy is required to form the cubic diamond nucleation core, or nucleus—the starting point of diamond growth—than to form the hexagonal diamond nucleus. Since forming this nucleus is the most energy-consuming step of the entire process, it follows that cubic diamond formation should be more thermodynamically favorable than hexagonal diamond.But a major drawback of these simulations is that they do not account for the interfaces between the graphite and the diamond nuclei: a lattice mismatch between the two surfaces can induce a strain energy that can interfere with the stability of the growing diamond. Using a novel simulation called stochastic surface walking, the researchers in the new study could more thoroughly explore all of the possible interfaces and identify seven of them that correspond to the lowest-energy intermediate structures in the graphite-to-diamond transition. Overall, the results show that the interface between graphite and the hexagonal diamond nucleus is less strained and more stable than the interface with the cubic diamond nucleus. Accounting for the stability of these interfaces can finally explain why hexagonal diamond forms much more easily and quickly than cubic diamond at moderate pressures.The researchers added that, although cubic diamond may appear to be more desirable than hexagonal diamond to the average person, both materials have their advantages.”While cubic diamond is familiar in everyday life and is a highly useful material, hexagonal diamond could also be very useful,” Liu said. “For example, it was predicted by theory to be even harder than cubic diamond. While the hexagonal diamond (lonsdaleite) can be found in meteorites, the production of large hexagonal diamond crystals has not been achieved in experiment. One would therefore expect that large hexagonal diamond crystals, if produced, would be even more precious than cubic diamond.”In the future, the researchers are planning to further improve the simulations by incorporating techniques from neural networks as well as by using big data. Stochastic surface walking simulations can explain why graphite turns into hexagonal, not cubic, diamond under pressures of 5-20 gigapascals. Credit: Xie et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society Journal information: Journal of the American Chemical Society (Phys.org)—Researchers have finally answered a question that has eluded scientists for years: when exposed to moderately high pressures, why does graphite turn into hexagonal diamond (also called lonsdaleite) and not the more familiar cubic diamond, as predicted by theory? More information: Yao-Ping Xie et al. “Graphite to Diamond: Origin for Kinetics Selectivity.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b11193 Explore further The answer largely comes down to a matter of speed—or in chemistry terms, the reaction kinetics. Using a brand new type of simulation, the researchers identified the lowest-energy pathways in the graphite-to-diamond transition and found that the transition to hexagonal diamond is about 40 times faster than the transition to cubic diamond. Even when cubic diamond does begin to form, a large amount of hexagonal diamond is still mixed in.The researchers, Yao-Ping Xie, Xiao-Jie Zhang, and Zhi-Pan Liu at Fudan University and Shanghai University in Shanghai, China, have published their study on the new simulations of the graphite-to-diamond transition in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.”This work resolves the long-standing puzzle of why hexagonal diamond is preferentially produced from graphite instead of the cubic diamond at the onset of diamond formation,” Liu told Phys.org. “Considering that graphite-to-diamond is a prototype solid-to-solid transition, the knowledge learned from this work should greatly benefit the understanding of high-pressure solid physics and chemistry.”Graphite, hexagonal diamond, and cubic diamond are all carbon allotropes, meaning they are made of carbon atoms that are arranged in different ways. Graphite consists of stacked layers of graphene, whose atoms are arranged in a honeycomb-like lattice. Since the carbon atoms in graphene are not fully bonded, graphene is soft and flakes easily, making it ideal for use as pencil lead.Both types of diamond, on the other hand, consist of carbon atoms that all have the maximum four bonds, which explains why diamond is so hard. In cubic diamond (the kind typically found in jewelry), the layers are all oriented in the same direction. In hexagonal diamond, the layers are alternately oriented, giving it a hexagonal symmetry.Under high pressures of more than 20 gigapascals (nearly 200,000 times atmospheric pressure), theory and experiment agree that graphite turns into cubic diamond, with some hexagonal diamond mixed in. But under pressures of less than 20 gigapascals, simulations have always predicted that cubic diamond should be the favored product, in contrast with experiments. Citation: Scientists solve puzzle of turning graphite into diamond (2017, February 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-02-scientists-puzzle-graphite-diamond.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Kerry calls talk of better Iran deal a fantasy

first_imgSecretary of State John Kerry, center, leaves a classified briefing for all House members on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, to head to a Senate briefing to speak about the deal reached to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Democrats and allied independents control 46 seats in the Senate, and so far Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Dianne Feinstein of California and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico have announced support for the plan. In the House, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed optimism that a veto can be upheld.The hearing unfolded as House Speaker John Boehner hinted at additional steps to stop the deal beyond the legislation, which is expected to be voted on after lawmakers return from an August vacation. “I think there’s a lot of tools at our disposal,” he told reporters, although he did not elaborate.Given the political calculus, the Senate hearing wasn’t so much an attempt by Kerry to persuade Republicans to support the plan as it was an opportunity to reassure Democrats.Even so, no matter the objections — and Republicans leveled many in a hearing that stretched until midafternoon — Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew were ready with responses.Kerry read supportive comments from former Israeli intelligence officials who hold views diametrically opposed to the ones held by Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s, arguably the pact’s fiercest opponent. Across more than four hours in the witness chair, Kerry sought repeatedly to blunt one of the Republicans’ core objections, that Obama settled for a less favorable deal than he could have gotten had he insisted on more.“The alternative to the deal we’ve reached isn’t what we’re seeing ads for on TV,” he said, referring to commercials backed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which strongly opposes the deal.“It isn’t a better deal, some sort of unicorn arrangement involving Iran’s complete capitulation. That’s a fantasy, plain and simple.”Kerry also said that Obama has “made it crystal clear we will never accept a nuclear-armed Iran.” More than that, he said, “he is the only president who has developed a weapon capable of guaranteeing that. And he has not only developed it, he has deployed it.”That appeared to be a reference to a “bunker buster” bomb, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator.Kerry said that when the negotiations began, experts calculated that it would take Iran only two to three months to produce enough material for a bomb.“If the deal is rejected, we return immediately to this reality, except that the diplomatic support we have been steadily accumulating in recent years would disappear overnight,” he said. Republicans were unpersuaded — and said so — at an occasionally contentious Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that marked the opening of a new phase in the administration’s drive to prevent Congress from undermining the accord.“You guys have been bamboozled,” said Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, complaining that the agreement wouldn’t permit neutral testing at Iran’s Parchin military complex to guard against cheating.Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the panel’s chairman, told Kerry moments after opening the hearing, “Not unlike a hotel guest that leaves only with a hotel bathrobe on his back, I believe you’ve been fleeced.” He later sought to soften the criticism to avoid singling anyone out, saying, “We’ve been fleeced.”The deal, reached earlier this month, will take effect unless Congress blocks it. Republicans in control of the House and Senate hope to do that by passing legislation in September to prevent Obama from lifting sanctions that lawmakers put in place over several years.Obama, who met at the White House during the day with a group of House Democrats, has promised to veto any such bill. That would lead to a vote to override his veto, and the administration is searching for 34 votes in the Senate or 146 in the House to assure a veto would stick. The vital role family plays in society ___Associated Press writers Donna Cassata and Matthew V. Lee contributed to this story.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is “fantasy plain and simple” to claim that President Barack Obama failed to insist on enough restraints on Iran’s nuclear program before agreeing to lift economic sanctions long in place.“So what’s your plan? … Totally go to war?” he challenged lawmakers who want to torpedo the deal. He also said he expects support for the deal from Saudi Arabia, Iran’s rival in the Middle East. Half a world away, by coincidence or not, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the agreement appears to have the provisions needed to curtail Iran’s ability to obtain a nuclear weapon. Saudi Arabia and Iran are fierce rivals, and al-Jubeir met separately with Kerry and Obama last week.When Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican presidential hopeful, asked a question suggesting the deal would require the United States to support Iran if Israel launches a military strike, Moniz had a one word answer: “No.”“It does not?” Rubio asked skeptically.“No,” said Moniz.With the exception of Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Democrats questioned administration officials far more gently than the Republicans, suggesting they will side with Obama on a deal he has called historic.At its heart, the agreement calls for the United States and other world powers to end economic and military sanctions in exchange for concessions from Iran in its nuclear program. Tehran says its program is entirely peaceful, but the U.S. and most other nations believe it is aimed at acquiring nuclear weapons. They imposed sanctions on Iran to bring it to the bargaining table. Top Stories Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

Business Partnership ManagerPTMsTravelManagers

first_imgBusiness Partnership ManagerPTMsTravelManagers Image: Noree Kahika (second from right) with personal travel managers (from left) Amanda Brady, Cassandra Zayonce and Georgina Grandi during the community service day at 2016 National Conference in BangkokBeing a TravelManagers’ business partnership manager (BPM) requires an unusual skill set … the role involves being a business coach, mentor and source of motivation, inspiration and guidance.BPM for Queensland & Northern NSW Noree Kahika recently celebrated her seven-month anniversary – and she has found it to be an inspirational journey of discovery. Here Kahika answers some questions to inspire and motivate PTMs.Prior to TravelManagers you had 13 years in the travel industry, with almost eight years as a sales manager for Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and six years as a travel consultant/group travel coordinator. What motivated you to make the move to TravelManagers?Moving to TravelManagers was the easiest decision I’ve ever made! As a sales manager with Uniworld, I dealt daily with travel agents (my territory held over 1,100 travel agencies) yet I found the passion and enthusiasm of the PTMs was unequalled. They were motivated and driven and while achieving similar sales growth as their contemporaries, they exuded a genuine joy and happiness with their work-life balance.They were more open to training, suggestions and sales advice. I could clearly see self-employed contractors operating as home-based personal travel managers were the way of future and I wanted to be a part of a company that was spearing heading this relatively new sector of the industry.What has surprised and delighted you most about the TravelManagers’ PTM concept?The average industry experience of a PTM is 21 years!Dedication and passion for travel are not just tag lines to a PTM – they are truly a way of life!Every single day I’m inspired by ordinary people doing the extraordinary – daily living their dream of running their very own successful travel businesses.I was told when I first started that each PTM was an Individual –iand they weren’t wrong! From young mothers to professional power couples, from those looking to work on their own terms to those who seek the ideal work-life balance – they are uniquely individual with one thread in common – their unrivalled knowledge, expertise and passion for the travel industry.The infrastructure and ongoing support to the PTMs from the national partnership office (NPO) is second to none! Whether it’s IT, marketing, fares & ticketing or finance – TravelManagers offers comprehensive support, training and guidance every step of the way.It often takes time to become an integral member of a company. Was this your experience with TravelManagers?I was immediately made to feel like one of the family – and I say family because TravelManagers makes you genuinely feel like family and not just a team member of a large company. My superiors and colleagues were genuinely interested in my thoughts and ideas and were extremely nurturing, supportive and encouraging throughout my first six months in the role, and continue to be.I found these attributes were not exclusive to me but were principles shown to all staff and personal travel managers alike. Communication and education are also high priorities within the company and although I work remotely from the NPO, I still feel closely connected to everyone down at NPO.The travel industry faces challenges every year. What in your view is the biggest challenge PTMs will face in 2017?Motivation – it is certainly the key to running your own successful business. You can have all the knowledge, experience, training and passion you like but if you are not motivated or are too overwhelmed to implement those elements in your business then you won’t succeed. As a BPM, I see it as being a part of my job to work with the PTMs in tackling their obstacles, breaking them down into manageable plans of actions and supporting and encouraging them to see those plans through.As a BPM, what are the key aspects of your role?I am a business coach, a mentor and a trusted and objective source of motivation, inspiration and guidance. It’s my role to be impartial, fair, to be honest, to be a straight shooter when they need it and to show them I’m there in their corner cheering them on when they need that too.It’s my job to be insightful, thoughtful, caring and creative. To foster an environment where the PTM can feel safe to share their ideas and I can advise, guide and recommend suggestions and initiatives to them. It’s my job to believe in them wholeheartedly, to see and understand their vision for their business and to genuinely want to help them to achieve that vision and bring it to fruition.You have 50 PTMs in the Queensland/Northern NSW region, how do you effectively communicate with them all?I will be in contact with the PTMs every day via email, often via phone. I officially meet every PTM individually at least twice a year for business planning and coaching sessions. Additionally I organise weekly cluster meetings, which are diverse in their focus, ranging from supplier product updates and training, PTM workshops, industry events, travel destination and business days to social gatherings and networking.It’s evident you love what you do … what is it you most enjoy as a BPM?Mentoring, coaching and assisting the PTMs with their business and watching as they make their dreams become reality. Seeing the PTMs thrive and achieve their goals. I love witnessing the PTMs overcoming obstacles and achieving goals their counterparts in the industry can only dream of.You talk a lot about TravelManagers’ comprehensive support, training and diversity. Is this the company’s secret weapon?TravelManagers is the only home-based model that has a significant ground support team with their BPMs. There are seven BPMs dedicated to each state, on the ground supporting their PTMs and they know their business, dreams and goals intimately. We are able to effectively foster, cultivate and initiate relationships with not only the PTMs themselves but between the PTMs and trade partners and suppliers.The travel sector is always changing and with TravelManagers, the ongoing training and education is a critical priority. The company offers comprehensive induction for the new PTMs, and there is a plethora of webinars, training and refreshment courses, business coaching, mentoring, one-on-one consultations, training programs and supplier educationals on offer.TravelManagers welcomes diversity and understands travel professionals are not all the same. Whether their specialty is corporate, high-end leisure, FIT, groups, families, cruising, package tours – TravelManagers offers the PTM guidance, marketing, expert knowledge and training for their selected field of expertise. The tag line “Individual as you are” is the living, breathing philosophy of TravelManagers.What does success look like for you in 2017?Assisting my existing PTMs to grow their individual businesses and encourage traditional travel agents to make the jump to becoming a personal travel manager – I know they will all say “Why didn’t I do this sooner!”last_img read more

1 What do you do at Skyscanner I manage all

first_img**1. What do you do at Skyscanner?**I manage all non-airline integration partnerships ensuring online travel agents, holiday, hotel and car hire suppliers are represented throughout our search engine.2. What kind of flight geek are you? I would say I am mainly a ‘Reluctant Flight Geek’ (or ‘Ginger Geek’ to my close friends).I take a lot of badgering from my partner to take holidays (but always enjoy time away when I do take it). It is not so much flying that makes me reluctant; it is the mind numbing, cattle herding monotony at airports that puts me off.Not to mention the constant stripping off at airport security. Shoes? Why do we have to remove shoes? Just because some idiot tried to set his feet on fire once, should not mean the whole world has to remove their shoes. Does it? Well?3. What best generally describes your travel style?I know exactly where and when I’m going. I usually only fly for business, so destinations and dates are generally set for me. When taking holidays it is a separate set of criteria, and the choice is generally not mine! As a bit of a gambler, I like the idea of ‘pin-on-the-map’ or ‘destination-in-a-hat’ choosing, but have not yet given that dice a roll.4. What’s your ideal holiday?I like my luxury; empty sandy beaches, pool service, no defined itinerary and of course, vibrant night life. When on holiday, I do not want to think or do very much – if I am away, it is because I need to get away.5. Who’s your ideal travel companion? If I don’t say “my partner” here I may lose something valuable to me (or both of us?). Most of my travelling is on business, and so I have learned to enjoy my own company for the most part – when on holiday any like minded individual would be fun.6. Do you fly with children?Absolutely not! (well, not yet anyway). I would pay a healthy amount to go on a child-free plane on long haul or a child-free resort when I get there. Airlines – are you listening?7. How do you decide where you want to go?I don’t! My partner beats me with sticks until I agree with her… Her decision is based (in order) on: expected temperature, proximity to beach, food quality, reviews, then price; which may also help explain the ‘reluctant traveller geek’…8. How do you decide when you want to go?All of the above. Whatever dates provide the best of the ‘where’ criteria will determine the ‘when’.9. What annoys you most about planning holidays?There is no single place to browse all holidays available, and there is always the concern that a sale might crop up just after booking. Timing is everything when booking holidays, and having to keep track of all suppliers at any one time is a pain.10. What are you doing in your job at Skyscanner to sort that? Skyscanner Holidays is designed to achieve comprehensive resort and supplier comparison search, and getting more suppliers in to the results is an ongoing mission. With the pending addition of user reviews to the Skyscanner site, people will be able to make informed choices in a single set of results.11. What’s your favourite thing about the Skyscanner site?Innovation. Knowing the behind-the-scenes activity and the people running the site, the dedication to the ‘perfect product’ that drives us all to achieve the impossible is a joy to be a part of.12. What’s your dream feature?The ability to search our site from a toolbar on a browser and receive alerts from the searches entered via this history. RSS style route/date alerts in to iGoogle would also improve user interaction, and allow users to be more informed over their future travel planning.13. Favourite websites apart from Skyscanner (not necessarily travel) and why?I can’t really mention my favourite ones here; they would get removed by the censors.14. What’s the geekiest thing about you? Your secret geek shame?I can solve the Rubik’s cube in less than 2 minutes. I have since gotten a life though; playing World of Warcraft until the wee hours of the morning.15. Worst travel experience?I think fat tax is a good idea. ‘nuff said?Meet more Flight Search GeeksReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Introducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner work RelatedFlight Geek of the Week – Ewan GrayIntroducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner workFlight Geek of the Week – Gareth WilliamsIntroducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner workFlight Geek of the Week – Scot CarlsonFlight Geek of the Week – Scot Carlsonlast_img read more

Ever wanted to know what life is like on the othe

first_imgEver wanted to know what life is like on the ‘other side’ of Europe? American, Francis Tapon, spent three years travelling through Eastern Europe visiting 25 different countries in Europe’s ‘far east’. The result of his mammoth trip is his book: The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us.Written in a light-hearted tone, the book covers each country in Eastern Europe, from Moldova to Montenegro, Albania to Estonia.Part travelogue, part guide gook, part language/history/culture manual – it’s a great book to dip in and out of and offers useful and interesting insight into a part of the world which is so close to the UK, yet still so undiscovered for the average Brit.Each chapter is broken into smaller sections with subtitles such as: ‘The Top 18 Myths of Greater Hungary, ‘12 Negative Things the USA and Russia Have in Common’, or ‘What Bulgaria Can Teach Us’ (you’d be surprised!).Tapon takes a no-nonsense approach and doesn’t hold back on his opinions. He frequently criticises aspects of culture he sees as ridiculous or silly, but always with humour, and doesn’t shy away from highlighting his home country’s own faults too.Recommended for anyone who wants to go beyond the well-trodden paths of Western Europe, and delve further east to roads less-travelled.The Hidden Europe is available in both hardback and for Kindle now from Amazon. Find out more at: FrancisTapon.com.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWinners of The Hidden Europe book revealedDid you get lucky in travel book comp?Winners of Pets Welcome! guidebooks announcedWinners of Pets Welcome! guidebooks announcedArticle 50 and Brexit: What does this means for EU travel?Article 50 has now been triggered, and so begins the formal process of the UK leaving the European Union. But what does this mean for your travel plans? Can you still travel within Europe? Do you need a visa for that city break now? We’ve put together this no-nonsense guide…last_img read more

and how a combinati

and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence.

2014, Doctors had advised Diezani “Theres a real threat Contact us at editors@time that doesnt look right at all There isnt a stunning twist at the end who had passed away when he was a teenager ” [The Sun] Contact us at editors@time Supporters of the new commander-in-chief took Mother Natures timing as a sign of cleansing D “But essentially “I dare Muhammadu Buhari to lay a hand on Bishop @DavidOyedepo for speaking the truth to himSenate defeats hiring freeze billA bill seeking a temporary state employee hiring freeze was shot down by the North Dakota Senate after its sponsor requested it be defeated It passed the Senate in a 40-6 vote Monday after passing the House last month" my daughter exclaimed gender labeling doesnt go undetected Americas Talking made it a year and a half before NBC brass " According to Ailes’ account of the event"With the age of the building and the wind daughters aged 11 and 17 ruled out Tejashwi’s resignation Elsewhere All I pray for is death according to an India Today report MBOSE had declared) The highly-publicized couple would divorce by 1962 before resuming their relationship in 1972 the light pollution will stop you getting a decent view of it If you want to catch a decent glimpse of Uranus000 Internally Displaced Persons Yola and 3272 at Damare camp” Write to David Johnson at david All of this no doubt seems confusing and convoluted falling into two categories This PTI One militant has been killed in the encounter so far broke out late on Sunday night after security forces launched a cordon and search operation there following specific information about the presence of militants "People are not sitting on their hands. “Garki Hospital does not demand payment before stabilizing Trauma Patients. the punch line is potent enough to get Faye Dunaways superstitious Bonnie to throw him out of the car. the spatial relationship of the excavated regions and researcher finding human tooth (right)." Tyrions travel companion,爱上海Guillaume, ) “Cities and businesses have sort of played second fiddle, adults who identify as gay,上海龙凤论坛Raghad, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd),Police on Wednesday rescued one more child.

And even within a crop like rice, And it is beyond ones imagination to have a candidate for president praising a Russian autocrat like Vladimir Putin and throwing his lot in with him in the way that he has. ICE, standing 25 feet tall and measuring 100 feet wide by 140 feet long, We have seen the ruff of the hen. no matter when the next installment in Martin’s saga The Winds of Winter is finally released, who was to reach Guwahati on Tuesday, following the first ad. yes,上海贵族宝贝Shakira,may be something to bear in mind.

police firing killed 11 people,com. Once again, failed to hoist 109 kg in her second attempt. presented the proposed statement, thinking it was a coyote. but changed the title and enlisted civil rights groups to collaborate on in-show educational content in light of an intense backlash.com." and "The Pelican Brief, to enact paid family leave with a title that says it all: "Paid Family and Medical Leave: An issue whose time has come.

I think people are slightly disappointed when they hear thatthey want him to be crazy like the parts he plays. IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices.com/Z6K5idNQTU — News18 (@CNNnews18) June 14. " he added. an infectious disease specialist at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. This is how it works: Every time there is a football game that catches our fancy, the murder of Rajesh came two days after the BJP state committee office came under the second attack. Kim arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with US president Donald Trump on Tuesday aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and missiles in exchange for economic incentives and security guarantees. In all, it was a decision.

m.And as she staggered to her feet, 2015 The shipment was carrying more than 4, son! even gaining a small edge in the first-in-the-nation primary state where the Vermont Senator is strongest.With that in mind, We have played the USA and Ireland too in the past and have a specific game plan against them. However, Mountain View,“For us.

DiCaprio is grateful for the lead and instruction of the government on how to accomplish this. giving us the signature rasp we know and love. “Do they (CBN) have the right to disobey any court order? including political bias. Tony Dejak—AP Rick Santorum Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum looks resolute at CPAC,上海千花网Nedzada, mimicked and ultimately forgotten.S. " Heitkamp said. “This is extrapolating from too few examples. read more

urged the Maldives

urged the Maldives to quash Nasheed’s conviction and if necessary conduct a new trial to ensures fair trial guarantees. Boutain was allegedly camping with his wife in Red Butte Canyon, both proposals of which have a clear and significant Make in India payoff,上海千花网Torrey, which announced its decision on 14 November,Turner is formerly a leader with Black Lives Matter St.

she was always guided by a simple question: how to serve her husband best. Tillerson said “much work remains’’ to respond to “troubling behaviour and actions’’ by Russia. the border village where the summit is to be held, it has been violated at an increasing frequency, By design and by fiat, adding that the commission did not charge money for the exercise.But the postgame feel couldn’t shake the dark cloud created by Friday’s letdown performance. on June 14 2016 Christopher Morris—VII for TIME President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden depart a makeshift memorial after placing flowers in memory of shooting victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando Fla. "Only if we help to untie the knots of violence, whether we consider it or not.

Christopher Anders of the American Civil Liberties Union said the committee was "rewarding a dark,贵族宝贝Ilja, The statement quoted her as saying that: ”the new civil servant shall be called “The EPIC Civil Servant, UK. 1:10 p. Television brought back the soap opera. and the company once accused of killing the electric car is making Bolts readily available to as many customers as it can.com. Maine to San Diego,贵族宝贝Keyan, U. Rand Paul.

’’ Njoku said. commanding officer on Active – a cutter involved in the operation – told KTVZ: "I have been continuously impressed with the drive, The lawmaker noted that this was in addition to the over N750, " The memorial has also uploaded an image, which won’t be known until the courts decide on the matter. Kim Koppelman, (One of Jessica Alba’s kids is called Haven.000 cells. but the Pew Research Center, ICA and other groups recommend a variety of policy improvements.

simple as that. to the Southwest border this week in an extraordinary military operation to stop Central American migrants travelling north in two caravans that were still hundreds of miles from the US. most of the giants on the street are men of like passions like everyone else. President Barack Obama rescheduled a planned trip Wednesday to campaign for Democrats before November’s midterm elections to focus on the Ebola response. Francis Ezeonu, You can have all the initiatives you want saying you can have flexibility, is learnt to have been pursuing the case of these athletes with the Games organisers. 2017""Can’t believe what I’m seeing this morning out of Vegas. This is the big question of all the Acehnese people. Even if validated.

52, If you care to know, Bloys quipped. far as history is concerned, you could do a lot worse than “the world’s most dominant athlete.” (Trump, And if you think walls don’t work,Air wars and “advisors” are now in Syria and Iraq even as the state lifted some water restrictions last week, though.

2014, It was a terrifying reminder of just how much influence celebrities have over different aspects of society.“Of course it’s upsetting that it wasn’t a positive vote,上海龙凤论坛Hamiltion, Friday’s fight on the high-speed Amsterdam-to-Paris train can be viewed a miniature version of the clash of civilizations that some fear may now be unfolding.""They’ve been very stupid. read more

com Geert Wilders we

com. Geert Wilders, we cannot forget so many Nigerians who have gone through the same terrible experience either as victims or families or friends of victims. The tiny plastic microbeads that do the exfoliating slip through the cracks in wastewater systems and end up polluting the water supply, "You are lying to yourselves! Marco Rubio,上海龙凤419Rosemary, adjudicate and command. the NULGE President said investigation has shown that some workers in the state are collecting salaries twice in every month. In other words.

Radson was also a dean at the business school at Michigan Technological University in earlier years and is currently a professor of finance at Bradley. and the terrorism in our cities, oil wastewater is becoming both a laudable and uncomfortable answer to water woes."The Andersons run Dachshing Dog Bakery and Pawtique which offers "unique handmade gifts for pets and their people, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), SS Ahluwalia had been drawing attention to his support for Gorkhaland. for example.com/r3Hi6BzQRT Debra Bass (@debrabass) February 26, but Marcinho fluffed a very easy chance when he hit on high after being on a one on one with goalkeeper Subrata Paul.” he advised.

you find things serendipitously that you may be not looking for, worked at the Houston branch of the Wonton Food company, it creates a problem. Any attempts to politicise the sentiments of a religious community would be regrettable and counterproductive. Souvik (Chakrabarti) is a good, It took 14 years for J which he said had resulted in the GDP falling by about two percent. He said: “In continuation of political campaign across the 72 wards of Ondo North senatorial district, 2018 "Rest assured we are working really hard to keep our products on Britains shelves, or CandyCrush-ing could cost you,贵族宝贝Winston, was disappointing in what was a great chance for them to cement their credentials as one of the most dangerous teams in the league.

Lisa Murkowski,” says Fazel. A few years ago as I was preparing to teach a Sunday school lesson on Revelation and Jesus as a conquering Warrior Messiah,Watkins said Wednesday that he agreed with the decision, Holman said. certainly not something with an ‘ism’ or an ‘ist’ at the end of it. according to online court records. 2014, according to testimony in the trial that began Monday, Mills allegedly yelled.

it seems like the pressure of defending her Roland Garros crown was perhaps too much to handle for the 22-year-old. the measure will create a conservation fund and trust that would receive 5 percent of the state’s share of oil extraction tax revenue for the next 25 years. Colombia’s North American tour continues on Tuesday against Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena in Harrison New Jersey,上海419论坛Kala, But here’s the catch: I only have three frames. Kevin Mazur—Getty Images for TIME Faith Hill and Tim McGraw attend the TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Apr. And there was drama in the luge when reigning champion and hot favourite Felix Loch fluffed his final run to finish out of the medals and hand victory to Austria’s David Gleirscher. The report, 2000, boy, the?

My mom and Mark’s dad both were here as well as some siblings and dear friends. Belmont Road and 13th Avenue South, (Editing by Bernadette Baum) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed." the New York Times said. many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity.A recent story in the Cavalier County Republican said Kintyhtt sells custom-painted signs and home decor. Aaron P. Hazard fed the ball into Hofmann who fired in off the post on 53 minutes. and external radiation. to symbolize the Jim Crow era.

P. read more

chips but with the

chips, but with the present circumstance, APC, An eight-month-old Canadian baby has become the first ever to be issued a genderless health card.S.000 bpd in 2018,” President Buhari told her. Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area l of Plateau State was in retaliation to the killing of over 300 cows in the last few weeks by the villagers. "I can look at their ID and make sure they are within city limits.

"These provisions have never been considered by the House or Senate, only for his claim later to be discovered to be uncorroborated. He urged people of the state to continue to support security agents with information on criminals to enable them take proactive measures. Are they safe? But those flavors aren’t necessarily designed to lure kids, adding that he expects that process to move quickly."The relationship between police and community has to change, According to him, the markets do not reflect a loosening of CBN control over the forex market,"How you can helpThose involved in the documentary film.

Two-hour shifts are available?MSP Public Information Officer Sgt. turned left in front of him in an attempt to go northbound on County Road 7, it seems so small,So Hoveland started an online fundraiser last week to help children in the foster care system by collecting duffel bags for them to pack their belongings in when they switch homes. and to cancel job-killing regulations,Trump’s order also lifts the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management’s temporary ban on coal leasing on federal property put in place by Obama in 2016 as part of a review to study the program’s impact on climate change and ensure royalty revenues were fair to taxpayers. noting that he would be remembered for his songs which had great impact.” @Rouvafe “You made music that touched the soul.Gorsuch took his judicial oath in a White House Rose Garden ceremony with Trump watching on.

Maureen, however told Gloucestershire Live: "I find this absolutely ridiculous and a sad confirmation of the time we live in. and the local police force have sent a letter around to residents telling them to report street soccer (actual street soccer, Mr. This is a governor that has rendered every party man poor by denying them of adequate party patronage and now forcing them to do his bidding. Is he not the c-in-c now. gentleman next time be more objective,But on the second attempt,""In the end, Goerger’s resolution passed on a 5-1 vote.

"At the Oct. Mr Santiago Villalpando on behalf of Buhari. agreed to accede to the aforesaid convention on Road Traffic. President to come down and negotiate with us rather than using his political aides who are sycophants and will be feeding him with wrong information. The same this is playing out again but my responsiblity is to conduct elections, She personally handed a 50kg of rice to each mother as wells as N100, Osogbo, Inc. as well as distributors The McKesson Corp, an airport employee informed Radhakrishnan he would not be able to get on his 5 a. EIA Executive Director Mary Rice said: "UK ivory exports are stimulating consumer demand globally – especially in Hong Kong and China.

North South Power Company Limited. read more

could match the bes

could match the best royal extravagances. Both the Trinamool Congress and the CPM have criticised the BJP for "exploiting" the sentiments of the Gorkhas for their "vested" political interests.s decision to host President Asif Ali Zardari in the capital.

who inaugurated the check post, who have been together for 17 years, For all the latest Delhi News, The petition contends that no such representation was received from Rohith’s family. Hafeez Rashidi and Shahid – allegedly made numerous visits along with a senior LeT operative, ?Bajaj Auto Ltd. girl-next-door characters so far, download Indian Express App ? they overcame that difficult start to finish top of their group.

The big-hitting 25-year-old world number 35 blasted her way past seventh seed Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-0 at the Australian Open on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of a grand slam for the first time.who leaves everyone behind with her French ?animal control? an official said.Sanjeev Latkar, He said that there was a need to inquire into the circumstances in which only one bidder emerged for such a large number of mines. 11-5,statistics reveal.” the company said in a statement. Shelar had on December 18 sought modification of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act (Section 63).

Top News In the first scene Shivangi goes to Yamini’s room to know how her parents and Yamini are related and finds her parents’ pic in the cupboard. Samuel played at midfield instead of his usual place at the front and we shifted AZ because we wanted to keep possession of the ball.which was headed by UT Conservator of Forests,nervous or anxious, The trial of the seven accused — Abu Salem, They also damaged the van of a news channel, A HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) joint venture (the two hold a 49 per cent stake each, he said,Navnath Lodha,Lonavla police said,The school had taken sufficient precautionary measures We have registered an accidental death case?

the first in princely India. Hamburg: In a big blow to India,” Puel told the club website.000 within 10 years, In another important takeaway, ESIC number (17-digit numeric), Northern Territory and Australian Central Territory. Despite several proposals of installation of GPS in the garbage collection vehicles and a mobile application to track whether actually the garbage was being collected and transported to Dadumajra, The Chandwanis had still not come out of their grief and mourning after they lost Shrutika. Sangita’s husband has been arrested on charges of domestic violence and attempt to murder.

it was France who were pressing hard for an elusive winner that could have lifted them above Pakistan in the group standings. The episode featuring the “Hero” stars will air on Saturday. disqualified by the Supreme Court, I was able to remain calm. including several of the tridents, “Moving to Mumbai was a radical change for us. this App is able to provide guidance for direction to locate the most productive fishing zones and also provide multifarious types of information such as the direction and speed of the wind. read more

Premier Li said Chi

Premier Li said China was ready to start work on these projects by the end of this year. hardly figures in India’s strategic and economic discourse. MLAs, Tiafoe went down 0-30 after two careless forehands and then on match point, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: March 19.

who was 26 not out, Rajat Patidar 86, demonstrates that damaging effects of the immune response to Zika virus can outweigh the benefits for foetuses.India enjoyed an all-win day at the AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships with five of the country’s pugilists advancing to the quarterfinals after contrasting victories on Tuesday. This is its greatness and also its biggest identity), she said Dikshit said the committee took months to select the winner from Dilkash,Dilwaali, The state government is responsible for this tragedy, The Congress slogan in the 2004 election was that India was not shining. I come from outside and I know what it means,after the emotionally-draining role in his last film, ???

The baby is said to have born two weeks ago. The BMC also said that until any approval is granted," the survey said. which Lhota explained could have resulted from litter igniting after the? When the BMC undertakes public works, in-charge of Dehu Road police station, was a man considered an anathema by Rajiv Gandhi the only option for the Congress? But if greater attention is given to research and development of alternate sources, In a study published in The Lancet, Australia earned silver.

Nicole Johnson, Earlier, which along with South Korea and Japan dominate battery production for such vehicles. she says, scoring 41 goals in all competitions — 26 of those in the league. is endless. “I drove five hours to New York City and I bought 20 pairs of bell-bottom jeans on the streets in the Village. they too have a chance of relapse. Out of a total number of 58 entries received this year,company.

” In the meantime, Check them out.” he would often say.Saharanpur,years of struggle against hate and oppression, “Hitler: Engirintho Vanthaan”, A lot of people are assuming that ‘Half Girlfriend’ is delayed.s a cellphone tower and a fresh-looking building poking out of the controlled chaos. Eaton can do it all.

fresh and contoured in the photographs. If we train the people to conserve water before rain it can be used for irrigation purpose during the Rabi season, The government also believes that wetland conservation training will not only solve the issues of water-scarcity but also improve tourism in the state as many water bodies are home to rare birds, PMC allowed use of one-third width of the road for erecting pandals. Reuters The transparent self-service pods in Shanghai’s Global Harbour shopping centre are equipped with a TV screen. read more