Clement Lenglet – a man in demand

first_imgLenglet came to Sevilla as a relative unknown and is now being chased by Europe’s elite.That’s how good the Frenchman has been for Sevilla this season. The defender has featured more than any other player for the Andalusians and was superb in both legs when Vincenzo Montella’s men knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League. This is what Lenglet’s coach had to say about him:“Lenglet is a champion in the head and on the pitch,”Considering his release clause is currently set at €30 million, a silly number in comparison to the sums that have been paid recently for players of his caliber, plenty of teams are making phone calls.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Clement has stated that he’s satisfied in Seville at the moment. According to Goal.com, it was the first foreign club that contacted him.“My parents came to Seville and they thought the city was incredible. From that moment, I wanted to come, but my club didn’t want to let me go. So when they called to sign me last January, I fulfilled a dream, something I had been dreaming of since the age of 17.”Sevilla is unlikely to give up on Lenglet easily and if he doesn’t want to leave, he won’t. However, that won’t stop teams such as Barcelona and Manchester United to try to lure him away from Andalusia. At least that’s what Calcio Mercato says. They’re currently the front-runners for his signature with Liverpool and Juventus not far behind.last_img read more

OBITUARY Virginia J Lambert Morse 85

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Virginia J. (Lambert) Morse passed away at the Care One Nursing Center in Wilmington, Sunday April 14th. The beloved wife of George A. Morse Sr., she was eighty five years old.Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Joseph and Virginia (Lambert) Ferranti. Raised and educated in Burlington, Virginia graduated from Burlington High School along with the Class of 1951.In 1952 she married George Morse, whom she was introduced too by her grandmother. They lived in Woburn briefly and then bought their home in Wilmington, where they remained. Seven children blessed their family and this certainly kept Virginia extra busy. On their land they had horses, which every one of the children learned to ride and care for, growing up.When the children were all in school Virginia would often work for a catering company or other little odd jobs, just to get out of the house for a bit!As the years went by she became the proud “Nana” of seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grand children! She was also very proud of each and so enjoyed being surrounded by her family, particularly at the holidays.A rather quiet woman  Virginia enjoyed listening to country music, reading a good book of any genre and doing all sorts of wonderful crafts that she made for her family and friends.Virginia was a very kind, thoughtful and caring woman. Her family was her world and she enjoyed them all, right up until the end.Sadly Virginia was predeceased by her husband George, and brother Ronald and sister in law Jean LambertVirginia is lovingly survived by her children, George A. Jr. of Kingston, NH, Dennis P. and his wife Marcy of Wilmington, Michael J. his wife Denise of Tewksbury, Donald B. his wife Susan of Wilmington, Susan V. Morse, her companion Richard Valentin of NH, Colleen M. Morse, her companion James Zechello of Easton, and Stacey M Silverhus, her husband David of Derry, NH. Loving sister of the late Ronald Lambert, his wife Jean. Loving “Nana” of 17 grandchildren and “Great- Nana” of 14 great-grandchildren.A Prayer Service was held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Interment is private. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to Calling Hours, Wednesday evening 3-7 p.m. prior to the service. In honor of Virginia, remembrances may be made to the National Dementia Organization, 1100 W Norway Ave, #108, Mitchel, SD 57301.Virginia J. Morse(NOTE: The above obituary is from Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Verda J. Murray, 90In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kilpatrick) Valente, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Janet (Colucci) O’Connor, 86In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Viswasam television premiere Ajiths film ready for its first airing on Sun

first_imgAjith’s Viswasam doing well at the box office.PR HandoutRajinikanth’s Petta had its TV premiere on 14 April on the occasion of Tamil New Year. In less than a month, Sun TV seems to be ready to air one more biggie. If reports are to be believed, the channel has fixed the date for its telecast.Rumours are rife that Viswasam will be telecast on 1 May on the occasion of Ajith’s birthday. Moreover, it is a general holiday (Labour Day) in India and the viewership for the movies on TV channels are naturally high. As a result, Sun TV is believed to have locked in the date.Viswasam is the biggest hit at the box office in Tamil Nadu in 2019. Indeed, it reportedly outperformed Rajinikanth’s Petta in its home territory. The film completed its 100-day run in theatres recently.The Tamil film was released on 9 January on the occasion of Pongal festival. Despite clashing with Petta, the Ajith-starrer managed to perform extremely well in Tamil Nadu.Viswasam is produced by Sathya Jyothi Films and distributed by KJR Studios. Last month, producer TG Thyagarajan revealed that Ajith-starrer had grossed Rs 130+ crore in Tamil Nadu with an estimated distributors’ share of Rs 75 crore.The worldwide gross collection of Viswasam is easily over Rs 160 crore, say trade trackers.The Siruthai Siva-directorial movie is about a father (Ajith), who protects his daughter and how he reunites with his daughter. Siruthai Siva with Ajith on the sets of Viswasam.PR Handoutlast_img read more

Model Ekta Maru wants to follow Deepika Padukones footsteps into filmdom Hot

first_imgModel Ekta MaruInstagramModel Ekta Maru is one of the popular Instagram influencers in India. She has been a part of the fashion industry for some time now and has done some notable work. She is gorgeous, stunning and very talented and has decided to take the plunge into Bollywood.Ekta Maru aspires to be an actress and is all geared up to be a part of some interesting projects. The pretty lady has been vocal about her admiration for actress Deepika Padukone, who started her career with modelling before venturing into Bollywood films.In a statement, Ekta Maru said, “I am really looking forward to doing some good films. I want to make sure the roles I take up have an impact and are not usual ones. I am quite excited about doing films and working with amazing directors.” Model Ekta Maru.PR HandoutEkta loves facing the camera and enjoys it. She feels it is essential for one to be confident and represent their best skill. She is keen on working with phenomenal filmmakers in Bollywood.Considering her popularity, it would definitely be a cherry on the cake for her followers and admirers to see her in films. Model Ekta Maru.PR Handoutlast_img read more

Bigg Boss Telugu 3 fights Vithika Sheru creates rift between Mahesh Vitta

first_img1-#MaheshVitta had valid reasons for not playing 2-invalid point because tv is switched off by hema she herself agreed 3- as per telecast beginning and end was not shown, he shouted when varun came on him showing his finger and kept listening untill he shout. (`◕‿◕´)  (`◕‿◕´) @proud_2beIndian The way #MaheshVitta stood near the door is absolutely ill mannered Girls have to pass down his hand, and the way he is speaking also triggering others #Vithika is right in asking face to face rather than speaking somewhere, sometime behind him. #BiggBossTelugu3 #Vittika said “Apna time aayega”2 Vitta 4saying OA abt their acting as child. Wah.what a perfect timing she got to make #MaheshVitta a villain. Well played girl. But know that its a dirty game. Might b he is arrogant,but she intentionally picked a fight wid him. #BiggBossTelugu3But most of the audience finds wrong with Mahesh Vitta. They feel that he was disrespectful towards Vithika. He is showing a lot of attitude inside the house. He needs to learn how to treat the inmates of Bigg Boss Telugu 3. He is now being trolled on social media and here are some of those tweets.UTTAM KRISHNA @UTTAMKRISHNA #BiggBossTelugu3 #MaheshVitta  fun bucket lo funny ga navistunte Bigg boss lo kuda alage entertainment isthadule ankunna but comedy bhadulu attitude chupistunnadu surprised!! Roopa Vani @Im_Roopa Chandra @kcs007 @TeluguBiggBoss3 #MaheshVitta  want to show to HM that he is taller then female contestants..So he make them go across his under arm …such an idiot. #supportvarun… First of all why he is holding the door like that…he don’t have  respects other HMs.. @iamnagarjuna @StarMaa #MaheshVitta acts triggered many inside and outside of #BiggBossTelugu3 Some say it was casually said and no need to make it big and Some argue he has not given respect to women when they are entering the room as he blocks the entrance! Vithika is intentionally picking up fights. She thinks Varun and her are Deepika and Ranveer of #BiggBossTelugu3 house. Good job by Mahesh. My full support to you. Team #MaheshVitta #BiggBossTelugu3 #MaheshVitta seems to be genuine in showing his real attitude , I think there should not be that much controversy I support #MaheshVitta in this context he is not over acting like Varun and vathika..BIGG BOSS IS FOR SHOWING REAL ATTITUDE NOT FOR OVER ACTING. Santo!@softwareudyogi When the final list of #BiggBoss announced I thought, we can have some fun bcoz of the presence of #MaheshVitta as he is so close to viewers with YT videos I felt he will entertain viewers just like Dhanraj & Navdeep Just 3 days everything is GONE. #BiggBoss #BiggBossTelugu3 Varun Sandesh and his wife Vithika Sheru fighting with Mahesh Vitta inside Bigg Boss Telugu 3 houseScreenshot of hotstar videoActor Varun Sandesh could not stop extending his support to his wife Vithika Sheru after Mahesh Vitta picked up a fight inside the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3. Mahesh was trolled for not showing respect to her.On Thursday, Bigg Boss randomly divided all the contestants into students and teachers and assigned a childhood task. But a clash broke out between Mahesh, Ravi and Rohini when Mahesh declined to take part in the task. Finally, Punarnavi convinced him and made him participate in the show.Later, Mahesh Vitta was seen standing near the door keeping his hand across the door. When Vithika Sheru came to enter the room, he told her to pass below his hand. The two then got into a heated argument and Varun Sandesh entered the scene to defend his wife.When Varun and Vithika entered Bigg Boss Telugu 3, many viewers were shocked over the couple’s decision. They felt that they should not have entered the controversial show, which is not meant for them. Mahesh Vitta’s fight has made them feel the heat for the first time inside the house.However, this fight inside the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 fueled a big debate on social media. A few viewers found a problem with Vithika Sheru, who picked up a fight with Mahesh Vitta and tried to project him as a villain. Here are some of the comments.Subbarao @SureSubbarao #MaheshVitta must’ve been approached by BB3 guys expecting entertainment… But look what he is upto. Am still his fan and his acting… Hope he comes out off this situation in a better manner. May be ilanti pressure eppudu experience avaledhemo. #BiggBossTelugu3 Rahul @IamRahool En Tweetu, Na Ishtam @Entweetu KPK @kpk789 #MaheshVitta has a attitude. But you can clearly hear him saying . . . ” Po . .  Door nenu pattukunta” I dont see why that is degrading. That is how ppl speak where he comes from and that slang is what he speaks in movies too. #Bigbosstelugu #bigbosstelugu3 Sai Kiran Yadav.N @sky_tweets SatwikMathangi @seven_weeklast_img

Father son among 3 killed in Gopalganj road crash

first_imgThree people, including two of a family, were killed and 25 injured in a road accident at Bedgram in the Sadar upazila early Sunday.Police said a bus of ‘Golden Line Paribahan’ was heading to Pirojpur from Dhaka in the night.When the bus reached Bedgram, it plunged into a roadside ditch after the driver lost his control over the steering around 4:15am, leaving two of its passengers – Mahiuddin, 45, and his son Rahat, 5, residents of Pirojpur district, and bus supervisor Shimul, 30, hailing from Faridpur district – dead on the spot and 25 injured.The injured were taken to local hospitals, said sub-inspector Tanmay Saha of Gopalganj sadar police station.last_img

Arsenic exposure linked to respiratory tract infection diarrhea icddrb

first_imgICDDR,BThe people exposed to arsenic in Bangladesh may be at higher risk of childhood respiratory tract infection and diarrhoea, says a new study of icddr,b.The recent systematic review study found links between arsenic exposure and respiratory tract infections or diarrhoea.”The harmful effects of arsenic are well-known yet many people including pregnant women continue to drink contaminated water,” said physician Anisur Rahman, head of icddr,b’s Matlab Health Research Centre and author of the review, in an icddr,b web post.He said the arsenic problem lingered because of the failure to identify an effective strategy to mitigate the problem.”Experience from field-level interventions indicated that people once had limited knowledge of arsenic exposure. Despite knowing the risks many wanted continuous water flow which many water filters could not provide. Rainwater harvesting, as an alternative, did not work in many areas and deep tube-well water may contain other elements in high concentrations, harmful to health,” Rahman observes.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 20 to 40 million people in the country are exposed to arsenic through drinking water or food, the long-term effects of which include skin lesions, cancer of various organs, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and developmental defects.Large-scale mitigation efforts had successfully reduced drinking water arsenic in rural Bangladesh, found another recent study conducted with icddr,b.Despite this, children still had elevated arsenic exposure through contaminated food. Use of arsenic-contaminated water from shallow pumps for irrigation can introduce arsenic into crops such as rice or paddy, contaminating food supply chains.Arsenic in staple food such as rice might have the most far reaching effect on a larger population.Recent findings by icddr,b researchers provide further evidence that arsenic exposure affects lung function both in children and adults.Exposure to arsenic-laced drinking water while in the womb can hamper lung function in children for many years after birth.”In addition, arsenic exposure may also interfere with specific vaccine response in children,” says physician Rubhana Raqib, senior scientist at icddr,b.Physician Muhammad Yunus, an emeritus scientist at icddr,b with extensive experience of conducting arsenic related work, observed that research has generated a large body of evidence to support a wide range of negative health effects stemming from arsenic exposure.”The adverse health consequences including increased death due to chronic arsenic exposure through drinking water are now well established by high quality scientific research from Bangladesh and other countries,” he said.Yunus said research will continue to unearth more adverse effects, but ultimately concerted effort to ensure arsenic-free water for the affected communities is all that is required.last_img read more

2 Rohingyas among 5 killed in gunfights

first_imgGunfight IllustrationFive people, including two Rohingya men, were killed in what the law enforcement called separate incidents of ‘gunfights’ in Cox’s Bazar, Pabna and Jashore early Tuesday, reports UNB.In Cox’s Bazar, two Rohingya men were killed in an alleged gunfight with police on Marine Drive Road in Teknaf’s Shamlarpur area around 2:00am.The deceased were Azim Uddin, 22, son of Abdur Rahim, resident of number 23 Rohingya camp in Shamlarpur; and Abdus Salam, 52, son of Rahim Ali, resident of number 15 Rohingya camp in Jamtoli area of Ukhiya.A police team raided the area acting on a tip-off, said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station. As soon as the team reached the spot, the criminals opened fire, triggering a gunfight, the OC claimed.The two men were killed on the spot. Police recovered two firearms and five bullets from the spot, the OC said, adding that four policemen were also injured.In the Sadar upazila, Sayedul Mostafa Bulu, 44, son of Jahir Hazi, resident of Pahartoli area, was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Katapahar in the early morning.Police claimed that the man was a drug trader.Police recovered 400 yaba pills, a light gun and two cartridges from the spot, said Faird Uddin Khandaker, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.Mostofa was accused in several cases, he said.In Pabna, Md Hafizur Rahman Titas, 38, a resident of Basher Bada village, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Sara Jhaudia area of Ishwardi upazila around 2:30am.Police claimed that Titas was a robber.Police arrested Titas from Piyarpur intersection and later, conducted a drive in the area around 2:30am to catch other members of the gang.The robbers opened fire as soon as police reached the place, triggering a gunfight.Titas received a gunshot wound to the chest when he tried to flee. He was taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex where the physicians pronounced him dead.In Jashore, a man was killed in a gunfight with police on Jashore-Magura road in Nongarpur area around 3:00am, said Samir Kumar Sarker, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station.Police claimed the deceased was robber.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Police recovered a one-shooter gun, three bullets and several sharp weapons from the spot.last_img read more

Fake goods factory sealed off owner arrested

first_imgFake goods produced in Turag Factory in Chandpur. Photo: UNBPolice in a drive in Chandpur on Saturday sealed off a factory that had been producing fake brands of items like turmeric chutney, detergent powder, tang and mustard oil in the city’s Wireless area, reports UNB.Jahed Patwary, additional superintendent of police (Chandpur sadar circle), said acting on a tip-off executive magistrate Morshedul Islam with others led a drive and sealed off the ‘Turag Factory’ that had been operating for four to five years in the area.Morshedul Islam said, “We’ve sealed off the factory and ordered to stop all kinds of production.”Turag Factory owner Md Tanvir Ahmed, 40, was fined Tk 200,000 with one month imprisonment, he added.The factory workers were ‘set free’ with an alert not to work in such a criminal enterprise.Executive magistrate Uzzal Hossain, acting OC of Chandpur sadar model police station Md Nasim Uddin and police inspector Jahangir Hossain were also in the team conducting the drive.last_img read more

In new talks US and N Korea to face old disagreements

first_imgThis picture taken on 30 June 2019 and released by North Korea`s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 1 July 2019 shows North Korea`s leader Kim Jong Un (L) shaking hands with US President Donald Trump at the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ). Photo: AFPWhen nuclear talks resume after Sunday’s off-the-cuff meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the inter-Korean border, negotiators will be revisiting old disagreements that have scuttled previous talks.Trump and Kim agreed to set up teams to hold working-level talks, which have stalled since a second summit in February in Vietnamese capital Hanoi failed to agree on US calls for denuclearisation and North Korean demands for sanctions relief.The brief weekend meeting broke a recent pattern of increasing threats and complaints from North Korea, and the two sides will enter the talks with renewed backing from their leaders.North Korea’s state media KCNA lauded Sunday’s meeting, saying Kim and Trump vowed to continue dialogue to make a “new breakthrough” in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and in bilateral ties.But there are still formidable differences, including whether denuclearisation or normalising ties should come first, and how much North Korea is actually willing to give up.Disagreements ExposedIn Hanoi, Trump sought the abolition of all of the North’s nuclear installations, including shipping of the weapons and material to the United States, while Kim offered to close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex in return for sanctions relief.There has been little sign that North Korea and the United States are any closer to resolving differences on how to achieve denuclearisation and when and which sanctions should be lifted.Perhaps most fundamentally, the sides lack a shared definition of denuclearisation, with Pyongyang discussing it in terms of removing the threat of nuclear weapons from the entire Korean peninsula.Some experts have said Trump made a mistake at his first summit with Kim in Singapore last year by allowing their promise to build “new relations” a top priority in their joint statement, whereas denuclearisation comes in third.The New York Times, citing unidentified sources, reported on Monday that Washington is seeking to soften its approach, floating an idea of accepting a nuclear freeze – instead of complete dismantlement – and giving tacit recognition that North Korea is a nuclear state.Reuters was unable to independently verify the report.Nuclear Site ProposalOne of the most visible parts of North Korea’s nuclear programme, the Yongbyon reactor complex is a central point of contention.After the Hanoi summit ended without a deal, North Korean foreign ministry officials said they had made a “historically unprecedented offer” to close all of Yongbyon together with US experts.US negotiators confirmed North Korea had made the offer, but said talks broke down over exactly which facilities were included, and the scope of sanctions relief that Pyongyang demanded in return.Even if the revived working level talks lead to Yongbyon’s closure, the process is likely to take years, well after Trump’s term ends.South Korean officials say that dismantling the site would be a major blow to North Korea’s nuclear programme, though experts warn that Pyongyang has built a wide number of other, clandestine sites that could allow it to keep some nuclear capabilities.New North Korean NegotiatorsUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a fresh round of talks will likely happen in mid-July, which would be led by Stephen Biegun, special envoy for North Korea, and Pyongyang’s foreign ministry officials, without specifying.The diplomats would take over from Kim Yong Chol, a hardline military general, who steered negotiations in the run-up to the Hanoi summit.The new North Korean lineup could mean better chances of working through denuclearisation, analysts said.Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his deputy, Choe Son Hui, are seasoned diplomats with expertise in the nuclear issues and experience in working with US officials.The diplomats have gained trust from Kim since the failed summit, but the final decision maker remains Kim Jong Un, who has shunned gruelling working-level talks in favour of dealing directly with Trump.What Does North Korea Want?North Korea has publicly called for an end to the crippling economic sanctions imposed by the United States and the United Nations.An initial step might include formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War and setting up liaison offices.North Korea has also long called for a peace deal with the United States to normalise relations and end the technical state of war that has existed since the 1950-53 Korean War concluded with an armistice rather than a peace treaty.South Korea has also said re-opening the Kaesong industrial park and tours to Mount Kumgang, two inter-Korean projects closed as tensions ramped up, could expedite the North’s denuclearisation.last_img

David Copperfield Voices Support For MeToo After Accusation

first_imgPhoto via Twitter @C64_endingsCopperfield has declared his support for the Me Too movement in a lengthy statement online in the wake of new allegations of misconduct.Magician David Copperfield has declared his support for the Me Too movement in a lengthy statement online in the wake of an allegation of sexual misconduct.Copperfield says in a Twitter post Wednesday that he has been falsely accused in the past, and that even as he must “weather another storm, I want the movement to continue to flourish.”pic.twitter.com/1LjIBYa9rP— David Copperfield (@D_Copperfield) January 24, 2018The entertainment news site TheWrap.com published accounts this week from a woman who claims Copperfield drugged and assaulted her decades ago when she was a 17-year-old aspiring model.Copperfield’s statement makes reference to a since-debunked allegation of sexual misconduct made against him by a different woman in 2007. She was later charged with prostitution and making false claims of sexual abuse by another man.He says he initially did not want to draw attention to that previous case because “false accusers can negatively impact the believability of others and are a true disservice to those who have been victims of sexual misconduct.”The 61-year-old Copperfield does not address the new accusations directly, but says in his statement to “always listen, and consider everything carefully, but please for everyone’s sake don’t rush to judgment.”David Copperfield Accused of Drugging, Assaulting 17-Year-Old Model in 1988 https://t.co/1I5dQRPzOi pic.twitter.com/qqRRGNWxv2— TheWrap (@TheWrap) January 25, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

How honeybees maintain protective clumps under stressful conditions

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain Once a year, honeybees, led by a queen, leave their nests in droves to find a new home. But because it takes some time to find a site and build a new nest, there is a period when they have no place to live. To protect themselves during this time, they congregate into masses that hang from tree branches—these clusters are made entirely of bees, each clinging to one another. In its most natural state, such clusters tend to form in the shape of a cone. But prior research has shown that the cone shape becomes flattened during inclement weather, such as when the wind blows. In this new effort, the researchers wondered how the honeybees knew what to do when adverse conditions arose. To find out, they gathered bees from the wild and put them in a container in their lab where they were allowed to form a cluster, dangling from a movable apparatus.Once a cluster formed, the researchers moved the apparatus to pull the cluster back and forth, simulating the impact of wind pushing the branch upon which they hung. As the researchers watched, the cluster slowly flattened, hugging the apparatus. A flatter shape, the researchers noted, would reduce pressure from the wind, just as it would for a person lying on the ground versus standing up. By studying slow-motion video of the bees and tracking the movement of those on the surface of the cluster, the researchers developed a theory—they believed that the bees, upon feeling pulled from the bees they were holding on to, moved themselves to a place of higher stress.To test this theory, the group created a computer simulation of the honeybees and their cluster and then gave those on the outer surface the ability to feel stress and to react to it by moving to a position of higher stress. They found the virtual bees changed the shape of their cluster in the same way as did those in the real one, offering strong evidence that their theory was correct. Inside the brains of killer bees Explore further A team of researchers at Harvard University has discovered the means by which honeybees keep their temporary clumps intact during adverse weather conditions. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, the group describes their study of honeybee behavior in their lab and what the found. Journal information: Nature Physicscenter_img More information: O. Peleg et al. Collective mechanical adaptation of honeybee swarms, Nature Physics (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0262-1 © 2018 Phys.org 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. Citation: How honeybees maintain protective clumps under stressful conditions (2018, September 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-honeybees-clumps-stressful-conditions.htmllast_img read more

Pedalling to good health Cyclists to participate in 1st World Bicycle Day

first_imgKolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will observe the first-ever World Bicycle Day on Sunday in New Town. The United Nations has declared June 3 as World Bicycle Day this year and it will be celebrated globally. Bicycles are not only an eco-friendly mode of transport but also keeps the cyclists physically fit and mentally alert. It helps to reduce obesity and improves the cardiovascular system.In New Town, the celebration is more significant as it is the only place in India where the Cycle Sharing Scheme has been introduced and it has become extremely popular. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHousing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) under the ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had awarded the scheme introduced by New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) in the Urban Transport category at a function in New Delhi in April.On Sunday, the World Bicycle Day will be celebrated with HIDCO keeping cycles in front of the golf course off Eco Park to be used by the enthusiasts. The ride is free and cycle lovers can take a ride to popularise cycling. Eco Park has a special zone where people come and do cycling and duo cycling as well and it is extremely popular among visitors. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn the evening, Zoomcar, the company that has introduced the Cycle Sharing Scheme will host a programme at the NKDA football ground where people will be given free rides. They will be given modern cycles fitted with GPS which are used in the Cycle Sharing Scheme. There will be a treasure hunt show for the participants and the winner will be awarded.New Town has graded cycle paths and the Cycle Sharing Scheme is becoming popular. It may be recalled that to popularise cycling, Jagadish Chandra Bose used to come to Presidency College riding a cycle just to show that Indians are equally capable of riding bicycles like the British. At times, he was also accompanied by his wife Abala who was also an expert cyclist.last_img read more

ABI stability may finally come in Swift 50

first_imgVersion 5 of Apple’s Swift language, used for iOS and MacOS application development, will release early next year. The main focus of this release will be an ABI (application binary interface) stability in the standard Swift library, in addition to Standard Library Improvements, Foundation Improvements and Syntactic Additions. ABI (application binary interface) features in Swift 5.0 ABI defines how to call a function, how data is represented in memory, where metadata is and how to access it. The current version of Swift is not ABI stable, so every binary (App), bundles its own version of the Swift Dynamic Library. For instance, if App1 is using Swift 3.0, it bundles Swift 3.0 Dynamic Library (containing the 3.0 ABI) inside. And if App2 is using Swift 3.2, it bundles Swift 3.2 and it’s 3.2 ABI. Here Swift doesn’t live on the iOS Operating System, it lives within each App. The ABI in Swift 5.0 will enable future compiler versions to produce binaries that conform to the stable ABI. A stable ABI tends to persist for the rest of the platform’s lifetime due to ever-increasing mutual dependencies. If Swift becomes ABI Stable, its ABI will be compatible with every version of Swift. For example, if App1 is using Swift 5.0, but App2 is using Swift 5.3, both will be consuming the Swift ABI embedded in the Operating System. The ABI feature was originally intended for Swift 4 release. Carryover goals from Swift 4 that are required for implementing the ABI in Swift 5 include: Generics features for the standard library. This includes conditional conformances for generic types and recursive protocol types and lifting restrictions on associated types in protocols API resilience, which will allow public APIs for a library to evolve A memory ownership model Besides ABI stability, expect these improvements in Swift 5: #1 String ergonomics Processing of the string type is expected to get better as users will have the ability to create raw strings, distinguish between enums that are fixed and enums that might change in the future,  and check whether one number is a multiple of another by using isMultiple(of:) #2 Groundwork for a new concurrency model Swift 5 will focus on designing language capabilities for building and using asynchronous APIs and dealing with problems created by callback-heavy code. #3 Targeted improvements to the Foundation API The Cocoa SDK- which was originally designed for Objective-C, can work seamlessly with Swift. To try out Swift 5.0 ahead of its release early next year, download the latest Swift trunk development snapshot, activate it inside your current Xcode version,  and then head over to Xcode Playground for examples you can edit. Read in depth about the new features to be implemented in Swift 5.0 at HackingwithSwift. Read Next Swift 4.2 releases with language, library and package manager updates! Apple bans Facebook’s VPN app from the App Store for violating its data collection rules iPhone XS and Apple Watch details leaked hours before product launchlast_img read more

Trick or a treat Telegram announces its new delete feature that deletes

first_imgJust two days ago, Telegram, announced the new ‘delete feature’ that allows users to delete messages in one-to-one and/or group private chats. This latest feature allows users to selectively delete their own messages or the messages sent by others in the chat. To delete the message they don’t even need to compose the original message in the first place. This feature is available in Telegram 5.5. So next time you have a conversation with someone, you can delete all of the chats from your device and from the device on the other hand (with whom you are chatting). For deleting a message from both the ends, a user needs to tap on the message and select delete. After that, the user will be given an option of ‘delete for me’ or for everyone. Pavel Durov, Founder at Telegram justified the need for the feature. He writes, “Relationships start and end, but messaging histories with ex-friends and ex-colleagues remain available forever. It’s getting worse. Within the next few decades, the volume of our private data stored by our chat partners will easily quadruple.” According to him, users should have control of their digital historic conversation. He further added, “An old message you already forgot about can be taken out of context and used against you decades later. A hasty text you sent to a girlfriend in school can come haunt you in 2030 when you decide to run for mayor. We have to admit: Despite all of our progress in encryption and privacy, we have very little actual control of our data. We can’t go back in time and erase things for other people.” Telegram’s ‘delete’ feature repercussions This might sound like an exciting feature but what lies before us is the bigger question ‘Will the feature get misused?’ The next time if someone bullies a user on Telegram chat or sends something abusive or absurd. The victim probably won’t even have the proof to show it to others in the case, the attacker deletes them. Moreover, if a group chat involves a series of conversation and a user maliciously deletes a few messages, other users from the group won’t come to know. This way, the conversation might get misinterpreted and the flow of the conversation would get disturbed. The conversation might more look like a manipulated one and cause more trouble. The traces available for criminals or attackers over this platform will get wiped off. It is giving control to the users but secretly opening the ways for malicious attacks. WhatsApp’s unsend message feature seems better in this regard because it lets users delete their own messages and which also sounds legit. Also, when the message is deleted, users in the group chat or in the private chat get notified about it unlike how it works in Telegram. The feature could also cause trouble in case the user accidentally end up deleting someone else’s message in the group or in private chat as the deleted message can’t even get recalled. While talking about the misuse, Durov writes, “We know some people may get concerned about the potential misuse of this feature or about the permanence of their chat histories. We thought carefully through those issues, but we think the benefit of having control over your own digital footprint should be paramount.” Few users are happy with this news and think that this feature can save them in case they accidentally share something sensitive. A user commented on HackerNews, “As a person who accidentally posted sensitive info on chats, I welcome this feature. I do wish they implemented an indication “message deleted” in the chat to show that the editing took place.” Few others think that this feature could cause major trouble. Another user commented, “The problem I see with this is that it adds the ability to alter history. You can effectively remove messages sent by the other person, altering context and changing the meaning of the conversation. You can also remove evidence of transactions, work or anything else. I get that this is supposed to be a benefit, but it’s also a very significant issue, especially where business is concerned.” To know more, check out Telegram’s blog post. Read Next Messaging app Telegram’s updated Privacy Policy is an open challenge The Indian government proposes to censor social media content and monitor WhatsApp messages Facebook hires top EEF lawyer and Facebook critic as Whatsapp privacy policy managerlast_img read more

Iguanas on the loose in WestJet aircraft causing delay

first_img Share Posted by TORONTO — A WestJet flight was grounded in Toronto after customs officers determined there were iguanas loose in the aircraft.WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart says a passenger on a flight from Cuba to Toronto was discovered to be carrying iguanas in his checked luggage.Stewart says the passenger had hidden four iguanas in his luggage but when they were discovered by customs officers in Toronto, only two of the lizards were in the suitcase.The flight crews were notified and the plane was stopped in order to have the cargo hold fumigated to prevent the escaped lizards from chewing through wires or damaging the aircraft.Stewart says the aircraft couldn’t fly on to Vancouver due to the delay, but passengers were transferred to another plane that left 50 minutes later.Stewart says this type of incident is uncommon but reminds customers to always book their pets with the airline ahead of time and bring them in proper carrying cases to ensure they are safe and comfortable.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamThe incident comes after a pet Gecko was lost on a flight in July. Tags: LOL The Canadian Press center_img Monday, September 19, 2016 Iguanas on the loose in WestJet aircraft causing delay << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Governor signs legislation to ease access to physical therapy treatment

first_img02Jul Governor signs legislation to ease access to physical therapy treatment Categories: News State Rep. Margaret O’Brien (right) with Sen. John Moolenaar applauds the signing of Public Act 260 of 2014 to ensure greater access to physical therapy services.Michigan residents will now have direct access to physical therapy services thanks to recent legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, announced state Rep. Margaret O’Brien.Senate Bill 690, now Public Act 260, enables physical therapists to initially treat patients without a referral from a physician and provides the ability to assist patients without a prescription for 21 days or 10 treatments, whichever happens first. It also provides unlimited access to prevent injury and promote fitness.“I am beyond thrilled that direct consumer access to physical therapy has finally become a reality in Michigan,” O’Brien said. “After years of fighting for this cause, I want to applaud Senator Moolenaar, Governor Snyder, and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle who supported this commonsense reform to our healthcare system. I believe this will benefit patients and physical therapists in the state for years to come.”last_img read more

Alan Ryan TV technology provider Net Insight has n

first_imgAlan RyanTV technology provider Net Insight has named Alan Ryan as vice president of global sales.Ryan, who will join Net Insight at the latest on January 15, 2016, has more than 25 years of experience within the Telecoms and IT industry, including experience of international sales management focused on partnerships, alliances and channel management. Previous roles include sales director at MTI, UK, networking general manager at SCC and roles at TeliaSonera.He replaces Stig Stålnacke, who has decided to leave the company at the end of this year.“I am extremely excited to join Net Insight at a time when the media market is in a huge transformation. I look forward to building upon the strong market position of Net Insight and to develop relationships with customers and partners around the globe,” said Ryan.“I am pleased to have recruited Alan as our new VP of global sales since his experience in a variety of closely related markets and his understanding of multiple sales channels will be a huge asset in helping Net Insight to grow for the future,” said Fredrik Tumegård, CEO of Net Insight.“At the same time I also want to thank Stig Stålnacke for his sales efforts and more specifically contributing to establish Net Insight as an important provider in the North American market.”last_img read more

I am really fed up with the paltry 17 increase i

first_imgI am really fed up with the paltry 1.7% increase in Social Security this year. How can that number be right when Medicare premiums were increased by almost three times as much? Sure, if Medicare premiums were the only thing going up, maybe that wouldn’t be so bad. But it seems like inflation is picking up far quicker than the official, government-reported numbers. I recently saw a photo of Congress with the caption, “Are you sure you want to move these 535 items to the recycle bin?” After looking at several surveys on Congressional approval ratings, I would say part of the problem is that too many are recycled. About 535 items should be dumped in the trash. Unfortunately, that’s not a realistic option. However, we can attack the sunny illusion and look at things as they really are. I am going to ask our readers for help this week in determining the true inflation rate you’re experiencing in daily life. The best way to find out what the real inflation number is ask our readers. Hopefully you will find it a bit fun, but it’s really an important first step toward looking at reality and taking charge of your financial future. Please take a moment after you’ve finished reading to complete our anonymous, one-question survey.What the Heck Is Inflation Anyway? One of my adult children recently asked me to define the word “inflation.” I went to my online dictionary, and here is what I found: in•fla•tion [ in fláysh’n ] Higher prices: an increase in the supply of currency or credit relative to the availability of goods and services, resulting in higher prices and a decrease in the purchasing power of money. OK, but what does that really mean? Well, if you’re working, hopefully your wages are keeping up with inflation so you’re not becoming poorer with each passing day. If you’re retired and no longer working, your overall portfolio must increase at a rate higher than the rate of inflation, or you are getting poorer each year. Imagine that you’d stuffed $1 million under a large mattress at the beginning of the year. Now, imagine that you lose 10% of your purchasing power. At the end of the year, that million would buy $100,000 less than it would have the previous year. The average American is having a tough time grasping just what is happening. Edward N. Wolff of New York University just released a study concluding that: “The median net worth of American households has dropped to a 43-year low as the lower and middle classes appear poorer and less stable than they have been since 1969.” We reached a similar conclusion on the effects of inflation on Social Security recipients in our recent article, Paul Revere, the Fearmonger. Hopefully both retirees and folks in the workforce are seeing their incomes go up. However, if inflation is rising at a faster rate, their buying power is going down. Increased income that creates the illusion of wealth can confuse a lot of us.What Is the Real Inflation Rate? OK, you’ve got the idea. So what is the true inflation rate and how does it affect you? The answer is, of course, “that depends.” Since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, the value of the dollar – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – has declined by 95%. If $1.00 would buy 20 loaves of bread then, it would buy one loaf today. According to John Williams’ Shadow Government Statistics, if you calculate inflation the way the government did in 1980, the current inflation rate is 10%. If you calculate it the way the government did in 1990, it’s about 5.5%. And finally, ask any Social Security recipient what their cost of living adjustment was for this year’s check. It was 1.7% across the board. So take your pick, anywhere between the current government-reported 1.7% and the Shadow Government Statistics’ alternatives. Whatever the real number is, we know one thing for sure: Inflation is a way of life in America, and it erodes our true wealth. It is particularly devastating for seniors and savers who aren’t receiving regular wage increases. Why does the government continually manipulate the Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers in its favor? Basically it is a hidden savings tax. It benefits borrowers by allowing them to pay back debts with much cheaper dollars. And who is the biggest borrower in the world? Why, the US government, of course. If you’d like to read more about the government’s incentives to manipulate the data in its favor, take another look at Paul Revere, the Fearmonger. So how can baby boomers and retirees fight back? During the Carter administration we experienced high inflation, but CDs and top-quality bonds also provided large interest income, allowing retirees to protect their buying power. Those options are not available today.Dennis Miller, “Restaurant Detective” How much do we really need to earn after taxes to maintain our wealth? First, let’s agree on the true rate of inflation, the true increase in the cost of living for Money Forever readers over the last year. It’s not an easy figure to pin down. For example, my favorite ice cream still costs the same, but the container is smaller. Sure, the grocery clerk adds the same amount to my bill, but my cost per spoonful has increased. That’s why I went back to our credit-card receipts to hunt down the facts. We frequent several local restaurants. (No, I do not get any compensation for mentioning them.) Let’s start with our local Bob Evans. Our bills for the last quarter of 2011 and 2012 were within a dime of each other. But this turned out to be a another example of hidden inflation, just like my ice cream. After my doctor and I had a “little talk,” I decided to get serious about dieting. Now we only order the “over 55” specials – you know, the ones on the back page of the menu. Yes, they are cheaper, but there’s also less food. The standard meatloaf dinner comes with two pieces of meatloaf; the senior special has only one. While we are spending the same amount, believe me, our portions are a lot smaller! Our local Hooters restaurant offers peel-and-eat shrimp sold by the pound. How much has our average bill increased? The answer is: 25.59%. A large portion of that is probably from increased labor costs, but that doesn’t really matter. I’m still paying more – a lot more! In most of the restaurants we frequent, Diet Coke and iced tea have gone up a quarter or more, which is also a double-digit price increase. As a friend mentioned recently, “Inexpensive dinners are getting more expensive.” I asked Vedran Vuk, our senior research analyst, to compare a few grocery staples, showing how much their prices have increased since 2006. The graph below shows what you likely already know to be true. We received quite a bit of feedback after publishing Paul Revere, the Fearmonger, but no one disagreed with the idea that our government is not telling the truth. Perhaps BLS, the acronym for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, should be shortened to “BS.” There may be some debate as to what the true inflation figure is, but no one believed it was 1.7%Time to Put In Your Two Cents Enough already with the government’s phony numbers! I’d like to hear from you – all of our readers in the retirement trenches. Then we can use that figure to better understand the investment challenges we face. Please take a moment to complete our anonymous, one-question survey, and check back next week for the results. There’s also a place to leave comments or share your own inflation experiences. If you really have a lot on your mind, please drop me an email. We have all worked hard for our money, making a lot of sacrifices as we built up our nest eggs. I dislike the idea of any government inflating its currency to avoid doing what we all have to do: not spend more than we make. What really frustrates me is the sneakiness, trying to hide the truth from the very public that keeps them in power. This is not a Democrat/Republican issue; politicians on both sides of the aisle are guilty. Inflation is like carbon monoxide to seniors and savers. If the alarm doesn’t go off in time, we’ll be in real trouble. We want to keep you informed and help you confront the investment challenges head-on. We can all make our nest eggs last and hopefully leave some for the next generation, but first we have to see the monster for what it is. Stay tuned…On the Lighter Side I read an article last week on how retirement savings accounts are drawing the attention of the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The article points out that Americans hold $19.4 trillion in retirement assets. The author wrote: “The bureau’s core concern is that many Americans, notably those from the retiring Baby Boom generation, may fall prey to financial scams, according to three people briefed on the CFPB’s deliberations who asked not to be named because the matter is still under discussion.” When I read articles that suggest the government needs to protect us from scams, etc. by requiring we invest a portion of our retirement savings with the government itself, it really infuriates me. Isn’t the government running its own scam by tweaking inflation statistics? The government needs to keep their paws out of our retirement money.  They will get it soon enough through estate taxes. This kind of thing drives me nuts! —- Congratulations to the 49ers and the Ravens who are playing in the Super Bowl. How cool is it that two brothers are the head coaches of opposing teams in the biggest game of the year? Their father was also a successful football coach; I cannot imagine just how proud their entire family must be. Why do I suspect that both brothers are quite familiar with each other’s trick plays? And finally… Many thanks to our dear friend Toots who keeps us supplied with cool things to lighten the mood. Here are some she titled “Punography.” What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus. On a class trip to the Coca-Cola factory: I hope there’s no pop quiz. I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me! All the toilets in New York’s police stations have been stolen. Police have nothing to go on. And my favorite… I used to think I was indecisive. Now I’m not so sure. Until next week…last_img read more