Pick a superlative and put my name to it Mossy Quinn thinks

first_imgFAR FROM WALLOWING in a relatively quiet performance by his own high standards following St. Vincent’s AIB All-Ireland SFC club final win on St. Patrick’s Day, Thomás ‘Mossy’ Quinn was quick to heap praise on team-mate Diarmuid Connolly.The Dublin forward was just too much for Castlebar Mitchels to handle and his personal tally of 2-5 proved key in Vincent’s seven-point victory.While the previously free-flowing Quinn only had two points to his name on the day, he’s more than happy with the result and especially pleased it was Connolly who stepped up to the mark for the Dublin champions.“It was tough going out there. Personally, it wasn’t one of my better performances but I couldn’t care less. In the film ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ there’s a great line: “I’d rather look bad and win than look good and lose.”“I have absolutely no problem with that. And if Diarmuid comes out…we all know what he’s capable of.“I don’t know. Pick any superlative you want, you’re the writers. Pick a superlative and put my name to it. He was that good out there.”“He was just….when he’s like that, he’s different class. I don’t know, I don’t think he’s markable when he’s playing that well in Croke Park, particularly in a club game.“Inter-county defenders struggle with him when he’s like that. In club football, he’s just head and shoulders. Thankfully he did it for us today.But it’s not just club football where Quinn thinks Connolly can make hay and the wide expanses of Croke Park, particularly in the latter stages of the Championship, will only see him improve.“Yeah. I’m obviously biased. I see him at close range so much but I’ve said it for years. When he performs, he’s up there with the best in the country. The goal and the challenge for him is to perform week-in, week-out.“He has given us a couple of hints of that with his performances and we were just happy we got him here. Because Croke Park is a different venue. I’ve said it all year, Croke Park suits him down to the ground.” Source: TG4/YouTubeScarier still for those tasked with the challenge of marking Connolly is that Quinn believes he can play anywhere in the front six so if any one defender does get a handle on him, Jim Gavin can easily move him.“He can play inside, he has the talent, he can finish. Outside, he has the athleticism and the football to go with it.“I think you need vision to play at eleven and he obviously has that. It’s a great option for Dublin to have. I’m sure they’ll look at him in different places and do what’s best for the team and he’ll roll with it.“And that’s the brilliance of his character. Other players of his ability might say ‘no, I want to play inside’ or ‘I want to play at eleven.’ But if he’s asked to play at ten or twelve, he’ll play at ten or twelve and I suppose when you’re that good, you can do it.”Additional reporting from Fintan O’Toole.Masterful Diarmuid Connolly the hero as St Vincent’s clinch SFC club titleAs it happened: St Vincent’s v Castlebar Mitchels, AIB All-Ireland SFC club finallast_img read more

Antibomb plans for Pentagon Annex accidentally posted online

first_imgEarlier in the week, it was British defense officials who were red-faced over their own security screw-up that inadvertently leaked classified information to the Internet. Today, it’s US officials’ turn. Documents pertaining to the bomb-resistance and secure construction of the Pentagon Annex facility in Alexandria, Virginia were posted on a public website managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The documents were removed over 24 hours after Reuters notified the Corps and the Pentagon that the files, marked clearly “For Official Use Only,” were publicly accessible.The “For Official Use Only” tag means that while the documents aren’t classified, they should only be circulated through official channels, and that staff are expected to maintain professional confidentiality with regard to them. It also means that the documents aren’t for public consumption.The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the design and construction of the facility, called the Mark Center, which will be used to consolidate defense personnel currently scattered across the Washington DC metropolitan region. The Corps is taking the breach very seriously, but aside from removing the document from public view (even though a version of the document was available afterward in a Google cache) there isn’t much the Corps can do. Once something goes public on the Internet, it’s there forever.The document was clearly intended to be shared with defense contractors working with the Corps on the design and construction of the facility. The Corps, on the other hand, has remained quiet about who posted the document except to say they’re launching a full investigation to determine whether the error was due to a contractor’s mistake or a government employee.Perhaps the most notable information in the document that caused concern when it was leaked, was the minimal bomb-proofing effort that went into the construction. The facility was designed to withstand vehicle bombs outside the building of up to 220 lbs of TNT, which pales in comparison to the truck bomb that decimated the Federal office building in Oklahoma City. That bomb weighed in at close to 4,000 lbs of TNT.Still, the Oklahoma City building and the Mark Center are very different: one is a brand new office complex that overlooks a major interstate, but has entrances far from major roads. The other was a downtown office building with minimal security. Regardless, any leak of sensitive data, especially with regard to the defense capabilities of a military facility, is serious business. It’s unlikely the Pentagon will let the public know how the matter is resolved, but it’s almost certain that at the very least someone will lose their job over this.Read more at Reuterslast_img read more

Android 40 Google Nexus Prime smartphone expected in October

first_imgIt will take some time for Google to get Motorola Mobility working on future Nexus phone hardware, but thankfully we wont have to wait too long for the next Nexus handset to be launched.It’s being suggested that Google is planning to launch the smartphone successor to the Nexus S, called the Nexus Prime, this October, and it will be the first device to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.As well as keeping Android fans happy with a brand new version of the OS to play with, the hardware on board sounds impressive and ties up with what we’ve heard before. At its heart is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor coupled with a healthy 1GB of RAM.The display is also set to be pleasing for those who like a lot of screen to play with as it’s a Samsung 4.5-inch Super AMOLED HD 720p (1280 x 720) panel. It’s also thought to use Samsung’s PenTile subpixel matrix scheme, although Samsung is expected to be introducing a Super AMOLED HD Plus display soon which doesn’t use PenTile. That’s desirable as it means more subpixels and therefore better sharpness and contrast. Hopefully that’s the display shipping in the Nexus Prime come October.It makes sense for Google to choose an October launch date as if the iPhone 5 rumors turn out to be true, Apple will launch in early September. That gives the world a whole month to get over the excitement of Apple’s device and gear up for Google’s best competitor yet. That time frame also fits in with what we heard earlier this year with Google targeting a Q4 release for Ice Cream Sandwich.Read more at ETNews.com (translated), and BGRlast_img read more

Un enfant succombe à la bactérie Eceh

first_imgUn enfant succombe à la bactérie EcehPour la première fois, la bactérie E. coli entéro hémorragique (Eceh) à l’origine d’une épidémie mortelle, a tué un enfant. Un décès qui porte le bilan à 37 morts en Europe.Le garçonnet contaminé par la bactérie Eceh et qui a perdu la vie la nuit dernière en Allemagne avait deux ans, et était originaire du nord du pays. C’est la première fois que la bactérie, qui provoque des diarrhées hémorragiques, tue un enfant depuis le début de l’épidémie en Europe fin mai. La famille de l’enfant, également contaminée, est elle sur la voie de la guérison, rapporte l’AFP.À lire aussiUne incroyable vidéo montre une bactérie attraper au lasso un morceau d’ADNLe bilan continue donc de s’alourdir ce mardi. Au total, 37 personnes sont mortes de la bactérie Eceh, dont 36 en Allemagne et une en Suède.Samedi, les autorités allemandes ont confirmé que des graines germées, issues d’une ferme d’agriculture biologique du nord de l’Allemagne, Gärtnerhof à Bienenbüttel, étaient à l’origine de la contamination. Aujourd’hui, l’exploitation est fermée.Il est formellement déconseillé de consommer des graines germées outre-Rhin, ont annoncé les autorités allemandes, même si celles-ci ont été cultivées soi-même.Le 14 juin 2011 à 15:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Denmark boss Eriksen may have a chronic stomach injury

first_imgDenmark manager Age Hareide has suggested that Christian Eriksen is suffering from a long-term stomach injuryThe 26-year-old midfielder last featured for Tottenham in their 2-1 away win in the Premier League against Brighton on September 22.Ahead of Denmark’s UEFA Nations League B clash with the Republic of Ireland this Saturday, Eriksen is expected to be absent as Hareide’s side look to build on their winning start in Group 4.“Such an injury can be chronic, and it is true that Tottenham also fears that,” Hareide told Denmark’s Canal 9.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“It is doubtful whether we will lure him to Dublin and make him play. I do not think that Tottenham is particularly interested in that.”Asked how long Eriksen could be out for, Hareide replied: “I do not really know. You should ask our doctor.”Eriksen has contributed towards three goals in seven appearances for Spurs this season and scored both goals in Denmark’s Group 4 opening win over Wales last month.last_img read more

Person killed in hitandrun at Vista intersection

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom VISTA (KUSI) – A man was struck and killed Monday morning in a hit-and- run crash at a Vista intersection, authorities said.The crash was reported shortly before 4:35 a.m. at the intersection of West Vista Way and Melrose Drive, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Perkins said.The circumstances leading up to the crash were under investigation.The man, whose age was not immediately available, was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Perkins said.Deputies were searching for two vehicles in connection with the crash, one described as a silver or light-colored SUV and the other described as a silver sedan, Perkins said. May 13, 2019 Posted: May 13, 2019 Person killed in hit-and-run at Vista intersectionlast_img read more

Delta Corp acquires 25 stake in new Indian casino cruise ship venture

first_imgIndia’s leading casino operator, Delta Corp Ltd, has entered into an agreement with Jalesh Cruises Mauritius Ltd (JCML) that will see it acquire a 25% stake in the company ahead of the planned launch of casino cruise ship services.According to a filing, Delta Corp will subscribe to 10 million equity shares for a total consideration of US$10 million with the company subsequently “expected to hold over a 25% stake in JCML.” The transaction is expected to be complete by 30 June 2019. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Load More New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm JCML is promoted by Amit Goenka, the son of Indian Upper House MP Subhash Chandra. Chandra, who also backs the Indian Cruise Lines Association, last year called for the government to allow gaming on board cruise ships within Indian waters.According to Delta Corp, JCML is set to acquire cruise ships and operate cruise ship services out of India and the Middle East, with the cruise ships to feature a range of entertainment including casinos and gaming centers.Delta Corp’s investment includes the right to be the preferred partner to “manage and operate the casinos and similar gaming centers on such cruise ships through its group of companies.” RelatedPosts Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analystslast_img read more

Michael Jacksons Halloween Special Tune In Oct 27 On CBS

first_img Email Michael Jackson Wins Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male Michael JacksonPhoto: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com Inside Michael Jackson’s 8 GRAMMYs for ‘Thriller’ Ready For Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special? Michael Jackson Wins Best Recording For Children Michael Jackson Wins Album Of The Year Michael Jackson Wins Record Of The Year Michael Jackson Wins Album Of The Year Michael Jackson Wins Album Of The Year Remembering Michael Jackson’s Record-Setting Music Michael Jackson Wins Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male Michael Jackson and Quincy JonesPhoto: Chris Walter/WireImage.com Ready For Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special? michael-jacksons-halloween-special-tune-oct-27-cbs Michael Jackson Wins Best Recording For Children Michael Jackson Wins Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male 10 Reasons Michael Jackson Became The King Of Pop Jackson’s likeness also appears in other forms throughout the special: as the Man in the Moon, a bat, a dancing jack-o’-lantern, and a mad-scientist cat.According to those working on the project, Jackson — whose iconic “Thriller” is a Halloween playlist staple —  seems a natural fit for a Halloween special.”Michael was a big kid who loved Halloween and loved animation, and, of course, his video ‘Thriller’ is the most popular music video of all time,” John Branca, executive producer and co-executor of the Michael Jackson estate, told Detroit News. “We thought: Michael deserves to be part of Halloween.””We wanted to imbue the show with the legacy of Michael and the world he created, and the songs that mean so much to so many people,” said Mark A.Z. Dippe, the show’s director. “We wanted to tell a story that brought all that to life.”10 Reasons Michael Jackson Became The King Of Pop​Read more Prev Next Inside Michael Jackson’s 8 GRAMMYs for ‘Thriller’ Twitter center_img 10 Reasons Michael Jackson Became The King Of Pop Michael Jackson Wins Record Of The Year 10 Reasons Michael Jackson Became The King Of Pop Facebook Remembering Michael Jackson’s Record-Setting Music Michael Jackson and Quincy JonesPhoto: Chris Walter/WireImage.com More Michael Jackson Ready For Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special? Inside Michael Jackson’s 8 GRAMMYs for ‘Thriller’ Michael JacksonPhoto: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com Michael Jackson Wins Record Of The Year Michael Jackson Wins Best Recording For Children News Ready For Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special? The King of Pop’s hits will help bring Halloween to life during one-hour animated TV specialTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 27, 2017 – 10:44 am With Halloween scheduled on a Tuesday this year, the chance to scare up some fun really begins in earnest this weekend.The animated and all-ages friendly “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” promises to get Halloween weekend off to mysterious start, airing Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. on CBS.The special follows characters Vincent and Victoria, who meet on Halloween night and find themselves, along with Ichabod the dog, at the spooky This Place Hotel, located at 777 Jackson Street. Inside, Vincent and Victoria proceed on a thrilling adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring the King of Pop. Michael Jackson and Quincy JonesPhoto: Chris Walter/WireImage.com Remembering Michael Jackson’s Record-Setting Music Michael JacksonPhoto: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” Special: Tune In Oct. 27 On CBS last_img read more

US court may reopen discrimination case filed against TCS

first_imgA US court is set to reopen a discrimination case filed by a former employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) against the company in April.The court has asserted that the case will not be rejected and asked the plaintiffs to file a “second amended complaint” by next Monday.District judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers rejected a motion filed by India’s largest IT firm to dismiss the allegations.”TCS is an equal opportunity employer and bases its employment decisions on legitimate non-discriminatory policies. TCS is among the top job creators in the US within the information technology (IT) services industry,” a TCS spokesperson told Business Standard.Steven Heldt, who had filed the lawsuit against TCS in a San Francisco federal court in April, alleged that a “substantial anti-American sentiment” prevailing in the company led to his termination.Heldt, who worked at TCS for about 20 months, had further alleged that nearly 95% of TCS’s 14,000 US employees are of South Asian origin, mainly from India.Despite being “highly skilled” with experience of around 20 years in information technology (IT), he was asked to do tasks that did not require many skills, Heldt said.He had also accused the company of keeping him on bench while allowing the South Asian employees to do the job that was originally assigned to him.Recently, the US government gave a clean chit to Infosys in visa violations case filed against the company. In June 2015, an investigation was ordered to probe alleged violation of rules pertaining to H-1B visa by Infosys and TCS.”We continue to believe that there is no structural wrongdoings by Indian IT companies. The hiring made both in the US and from India (visa) are based on the talent available at a price. So far, the claims made by disgruntled employees have been proved misleading and no institutional wrongdoings against Indian IT have been found,” said Shashi Bhusan of IDFC in his report.last_img read more

SBIs NO Queue app generates Qtickets increases customer experience

first_imgState Bank of India (SBI) customers can now save time wasted in long queues at the bank with an option to queue virtually over a mobile application, according a statement from the bank.The “State Bank of India NO Queue” app, available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, will help customers view details such as waiting time at a given branch, the number of customers waiting and the distance to the branch from the point of booking.”Based on the services selected by the customers, the list of branches with addresses providing those services within a configured radius of 15 km will be populated in the application,” said the banke in the statement.It is expected that once a customer reaches the branch, he or she has to activate the Q-ticket and will be serviced immediately, thus avoiding waiting at the branch.The bank said in the statement the application is designed to save customers’ valuable time, avoid queues for banking services and provide users with a better customer service experience.The app was launched by its Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya in Mumbai.last_img read more

Kanchana 3 actress Nikki Tamboli set to make her debut in Bollywood

first_imgNikki TamboliCollage of her Instagram photosActress Nikki Tamboli, who was seen in the Tamil Movie Kanchana 3, has been approached by a couple of Bollywood filmmakers. If all goes well, she will be making her debut in Hindi films soon.After graduation in modeling, Nikki Tamboli started her career as a model and appeared for top brands and various television commercials like Shein, Stalkbuylove etc. Her fit and fabulous’ looks grabbed the attention of some south Indian filmmakers, who came forward to rope her in for the female leads in their movies.Nikki Tamboli made her acting debut in Raghava Lawrence’s Tamil movie Kanchana 3, which not only gave her much-needed attention, but also flooded her with some offers. She played one of the heroines in Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu, which hit the screens on March 21. In the same month, she also forayed in to Tollywood with director Vijay Krishna’s Thippara Meesam starring Sree Vishnu.The actress was recently roped in for director Vinayak Shiva’s upcoming horror comedy 3D film starring Yogi Babu and Yaashika Anand. Nikki Tamboli is now all set to make her debut in Bollywood. She is said to be in talks with a couple of noted Hindi filmmakers. She hopes to make an official announcement about her first Hindi film soon.Nikki Tamboli is quite active on Twitter and Instagram, where she boasts of huge fan following. She often keeps sharing photos and updating her fans about her brand endorsements and movies. The actress recently offered a glimpse at her look at an inauguration and her fans could not stop going gaga over her look.Besides sharing photos, Nikki Tamboli wrote, “Happy to be inaugurate Sutraa Fashion Exhibition in Hyderabad today..Shop the best now.. sutraa summer,bridal,wedding collection,jewellery and many more beautiful accessories are right here 1day left to shop ladies Go Grab your Favourites H&M- @naazbridalmakeovers Stylist- @officialanahita outfit- @ashwinireddyofficial.”Rishab Rathore replied to her, “You are so pretty like a princess . This magical shine on your face is God gifted. Your eyes are very beautiful like a sprinkling stars. God bless you with lots of happiness.”Srinivasananand Ganesh replied, “Picture perfect. Gorgeous dress flaunting your lovely neck, exquisite collar bone, lovely arms and waist.Your beautiful hair teasingly hiding your neck and collar bone on the other side and also your back. (Don’t wear those earrings with this outfit but with a dark colour full collar dress just teasingly revealing the ‘v’in the centre of your collar bones. )last_img read more

Millions of molecules screened in search for the ideal organic solar cell

first_img To address this problem, a team of researchers from Harvard University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, has developed an extremely large-scale automated computational screening method to study potential molecular structures for organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs). They introduced the initiative, called the Harvard Clean Energy Project (CEP), http://cleanenergy.harvard.edu/ in a recent issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters where they present some early results, with more studies to follow.CEP’s overall goal is to identify an organic material that can increase the efficiency of OPVs from the current record of 9.2% to 10-15%, as well as expand the currently limited lifetimes to more than 10 years. A solar cell with these two features could push the power generation costs of organic solar cells below that of other currently available energy sources.To achieve this goal, the project has taken a highly collaborative approach. It relies on input and feedback from experimentalists from Zhenan Bao’s group at Stanford and other research groups. To analyze the large number of molecules, the project combines conventional modeling strategies with strategies from modern drug discovery, along with ideas from machine learning, pattern recognition, and cheminformatics. Also, the project utilizes volunteer computing by IBM’s World Community Grid (WCG) to supply part of the large-scale computational power. Volunteers who would like to donate computer time can download a free and virus-free program from the IBM website that uses their computers for screening the materials while their computer is idle. “Roughly, every 12 hours of donated free CPU time will result in a new molecule added to our database of candidate organic materials for solar cells,” Alán Aspuru-Guzik of Havard, who is one of the project’s leaders, told PhysOrg.com. “The database will aid scientists in accelerating the discovery of novel solar materials.” “The great variety in properties found in our candidate library is quite remarkable, as is the small parameter space that makes for promising OPVs and that has to be hit,” said Johannes Hachmann of Harvard, another of the project’s leaders. “The latter underlines the value of our high-throughput approach.”Using a calculation hierarchy, the method rates each candidate motif at each step with respect to the desired properties, and expedites further characterization for the most promising candidates. The hierarchy technique is already proving valuable: a preliminary analysis has revealed that only about 0.3% (3,000–5,000) of the screened structures have the necessary energetic levels to realize organic solar cells with 10% or higher efficiency. While an unaided search would have a very small chance of identifying these molecules, CEP can move all of the promising candidates forward for additional analysis.“So far, we have made a proof-of-principle study in collaboration with Zhenan Bao’s group at Stanford,” said Aspuru-Guzik. “We screened eight different variants of a parent compound for organic semiconductors, and this resulted in a compound with an astonishing large hole mobility. This gives us confidence that the type of approach followed in the WCG will yield useful information to the community.”In addition to searching for molecules with specific structures, the project also gives researchers a better understanding of structure-property relationships of molecules in general. Knowing these design principles will allow scientists to not only improve screening, but also to actively engineer novel organic electronics at a future stage.“On the one hand, the collection provides on-demand access to specific compounds with a wide range of desired properties and electronic structures for all sorts of applications, not only for OPVs,” Hachmann said. “On the other hand it forms a solid foundation to learn about structure-property relationships. Lastly, it will be a useful resource for theoreticians to assess the performance of different computational methods and can serve as a parameter repository in this chemical space.”As more technical results arrive, the researchers are building a reference database that will be available to the public by 2012. The data should accelerate the search for optimal OPV materials, and provide valuable data for the development of organic electronics in general. The researchers hope that one day the search will lead to a clean source of electricity that can compete with conventional energy sources, although it’s difficult to predict exactly when that will be.“In principle, we want the search to last as little as possible,” Aspuru-Guzik said. “Obviously, things are more complicated: It takes human time to catalog and understand the results, as well as to select molecules for further screening. We are in the process of selecting the top candidates of our initial screening and releasing them in a publication. We want to further screen the most promising candidates with more calculations to ascertain and verify their potential as organic solar cell materials.”To participate and download the client software developed by IBM and Harvard, go to http://cleanenergy.harvard.edu and click “Download.” The website contains video tutorials for the installation. By screening millions of molecules, researchers hope that the Clean Energy Project will identify a material that can be used to fabricate organic solar cells that have an efficiency of 10-15% and a lifetime of more than 10 years – properties that would make organic solar cells cost-competitive with other energy sources. Image credit: Hachmann, et al. ©2011 American Chemical Society Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. With traditional approaches to analyzing and characterizing materials, researchers typically rely on their past experiences with certain materials and their own empirical intuition. Due to the long time required for synthesis and characterization, only a few examples can be experimentally studied per year. In contrast, CEP can characterize thousands of molecules per day, and the CEP library already contains about 10 million molecular motifs of potential interest. Citation: Millions of molecules screened in search for the ideal organic solar cell material (2011, September 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-millions-molecules-screened-ideal-solar.html (PhysOrg.com) — Currently, the cost of electricity from commercial silicon solar cells is about 10 times higher than the cost of utility-scale electricity. In order to make solar cells cost-competitive with currently available energy sources, some researchers are looking to organic materials. Not only are organic materials less expensive than inorganic materials like silicon, but they’re also non-hazardous, lightweight, easily processed, and can be made semi-transparent and molded into almost any shape. The problem is there are literally millions of organic materials to choose from, and identifying those few that have the best optical and electronic properties is extremely challenging. Explore further 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. Electrical conductor sparks interest More information: Johannes Hachmann, et al. “The Harvard Clean Energy Project: Large-Scale Computational Screening and Design of Organic Photovoltaics on the World Community Grid.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2011, DOI:10.1021/jz200866slast_img read more

AAIs endeavour to promote art and culture

first_imgAirports Authority of India (AAI) is working towards enhancing passenger convenience across its airports. AAI is also dedicated towards promoting art and culture through its allied organization and entities. Promotion of arts, especially performing arts by the staging of a play is one of the new initiatives of AAI. Airports Authority of India Officer’s Institute (AAIOI) in collaboration with Kala Darpan, a theatre group, staged a play entitled “Baudamnath Raja- Teen Sheikh” on May 6. The play was an adaption of Danish author Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘Emperor`s New Clothes’ which tells how speaking the truth is not easy for everybody and how an innocent little child can bring forth the reality without any fear or prejudice. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAAIOI is also conducting a summer theatre workshop on art and drama from May 7 to June 6, in collaboration with National School of Drama (NSD) for children aged between 8-16 years. The workshop will be organised under the able guidance of Suwarn Rawat, an international performing arts` arena, television and films. The month-long workshop aims at the social integration of children for a better understanding of themselves and also to sensitize them towards their surroundings through theatre activities. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI and the patron of AAIOI has chalked out a roadmap and vision for the overall revival of AAIOI and the institute’s management committee is dedicated to promote art and culture, sports and other recreational facilities for its members and well-wishers. Various art camps, painting competitions for kids and boot camps have already been successfully organized by the institute.Airports Authority of India Officer’s Institute was established on August 14, 1999. The institute is completing a journey of around two decades this year. AAI airports are winning accolades and widespread acknowledgement not just in India but across the world, regarding improved passengers’ facilities, enhanced safety and world-leading airports infrastructure.In addition to AAI officers, AAIOI has members from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, DGCA, Delhi Police, PSUs, PMO and other Ministries. It is the endeavour of President of the institute Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI and his team to make AAIOI a premier institute in the heart of the national Capital.last_img

Control Firefox System Addons with the Ghacks userjs file

first_imgControl Firefox System Add-ons with the Ghacks user.js file by Martin Brinkmann on July 30, 2017 in Firefox – 31 commentsSome time ago part of development for Firefox shifted from integrating new features and experiments in the core browser directly to using system add-ons for that.Mozilla did integrated Pocket in Firefox natively first for instance, but changed that by removing the code from Firefox to distribute Pocket as a system add-on instead.System add-ons work in many regards similarly to add-ons: they can be updated independently from the browser, and come as self-contained packages.One difference to add-ons is that users don’t have full control over them. That’s understandable on the one hand, as they may introduce important functionality to the Firefox browser. On the other hand, it is used to push features that some users may not want.System add-ons are not listed in the add-ons manager of Firefox. You get a listing of them when you open about:support. Firefox users find them listed under “Firefox Features” on the page. You may find eight or more system add-ons listed on about:support in Firefox Stable currently, and more if you run a development version of the browser.One issue that Firefox users have with these system add-ons is that they cannot be disabled on about:support or about:addons.Some system add-ons come with preferences that you may configure to disable them. Pocket for instance can be turned off by flipping the preference extensions.pocket.enabled to false. But some system add-ons don’t come with this option even though you may want to remove it from Firefox.The Ghacks user.js file for Firefox is an excellent resource when it comes to configuring Firefox to your needs and liking. It focuses on privacy and security, and is designed to provide you with information on preferences that the browser ships with.One of the recent additions to it is a new system add-ons section. It basically lists preferences for Firefox system add-ons to control their behavior. Note that the listing is limited to what Mozilla integrates; if Mozilla does not add an option to disable a system add-on, you cannot do so from within Firefox.You may delete the system add-on in the Firefox installation directory, but it will be added again when you update the web browser.I suggest you check out the master user.js file on the linked GitHub page above; here is just a short list of important preferences related to system add-ons for Firefox that you may want to be aware of:user_pref(“experiments.enabled”, false); — Opt out of experimentsuser_pref(“experiments.manifest.uri”, “”); — Opt out of experimentsuser_pref(“experiments.supported”, false); — — Opt out of experimentsuser_pref(“experiments.activeExperiment”, false); — — Opt out of experimentsuser_pref(“experiments.activeExperiment”, false); — Prevent Mozilla from opting you into tests silently.user_pref(“network.allow-experiments”, false); — Blocks the URL used for system add-on updatesuser_pref(“extensions.pocket.enabled”, false); — Disable Pocketuser_pref(“dom.flyweb.enabled”, false); — Disable Flywebuser_pref(“extensions.shield-recipe-client.enabled”, false); — Disable Shield Telemetry systemuser_pref(“extensions.shield-recipe-client.api_url”, “”); — Disable Shield Telemetry systemAgain, you find additional preferences and links to resources on the Ghacks user.js Github page. Also, it will get updated regularly as new system add-ons get released (and they will).Now You: What is your take on system add-ons?SummaryArticle NameControl Firefox System Add-ons with the Ghacks user.js fileDescriptionFind out what Firefox system add-ons are, and how you can control them when they land in your version of the Firefox web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

10000 rooms at Universal Orlando if new megahotel gets goahead

first_img Share ORLANDO — Universal Orlando plans to build a 4,000-room mega-hotel as part of its new Universal’s Volcano Bay water park. Universal Orlando will already have 6,200 on-site rooms once its new Aventura hotel opens in summer 2018.Reports from multiple Florida media sources say Universal Orlando has filed plans with the city of Orlando that include a large hotel split in two across Universal Boulevard, on the old Wet ‘n Wild site which closed on Dec. 31, 2016.Universal’s Volcano Bay is scheduled to open May 25, 2017 with 18 attractions in four themed areas on 28 “fully immersive” acres, says Universal Orlando. The park is centered around the 200-foot-tall volcano Krakatau.Universal Orlando will have six on-property resorts when Universal’s Aventura Hotel, currently under construction, opens in summer 2018. Aventura is being positioned as an “affordable-chic” resort experience. The 16-storey glass tower will consist of 600 guest rooms, including 13 kids’ suites.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJAventura will neighbor Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and will be steps away from Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Aventura will bring the total number of on-site hotel rooms at Universal Orlando Resort to 6,200 in 2018 when combined with the 400-room expansion of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Tags: Universal Studios Thursday, March 23, 2017 Posted bycenter_img 10,000 rooms at Universal Orlando if new mega-hotel gets go-ahead Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

As ties warm EU parliament delegation visits Iran

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A European Parliament delegation has arrived in Iran, the first visit to Tehran by the EU’s legislative institution in more than six years.Iran’s official IRNA news agency said Friday the eight-member delegation will stay until Wednesday. The delegation will meet Iranian lawmakers and officials, as well as dissident filmmaker Jafar Panahi and human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh who jointly won the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov prize in 2012. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Four benefits of having a wireless security system Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img The visit is a sign of warming ties in the wake of an interim deal reached in November in Geneva between the Islamic Republic and six world powers to ease some sanctions on Iran for a series of nuclear concessions.The world powers fear Iran’s goal is to produce atomic weapons. Tehran says its program is solely for peaceful purposes.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Check your body, save your life Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

Amadeus and Flight Centre Travel Group FCTG yest

first_imgAmadeus and Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) yesterday announced that Amadeus will be providing distribution technology for Flight Centre’s business across EMEA (United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, South Africa, Namibia, and UAE) and Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and India), transforming FCTG’s IT and operations through innovative solutions and support expansion in these regions.In Australia and New Zealand, Amadeus will also provide technology solutions for some of Flight Centre’s online travel agency businesses. Amadeus is also a key IT partner to help Flight Centre grow its business in new markets and segments.With the adoption of Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, and a range of integrated mobile and business intelligence capabilities, the group’s travel agents in 17 countries will be able to deliver high quality and personalised services to travellers in these markets. Flight Centre will also be a driver customer in the creation of Amadeus’ new NDC-enabled solution for business and retail travel agencies.The two companies will work together, with Flight Centre providing input into Amadeus’ design and build of an NDC-enabled solution to enable travel sellers worldwide to shop, order and pay for flights and related services, in addition to changing and cancelling bookings, using the NDC standard in Amadeus Selling Platform Connect. Flight Centre will be able to give its customers an even richer choice of fares and the option to book NDC-powered ancillary services within an already familiar working environment.Amadeus has already started to collaborate with several airlines to define a solution that gives travel agents access to travel content using the NDC standard. The objective is to make NDC content easy to access and compare so travel providers and sellers can serve travellers simply, quickly and accurately. Graham Turner, Managing Director of Flight Centre Travel Group said, “Our approach has always been to evolve with industry developments and the needs of our customers in order to aggregate and offer the widest, most relevant content possible. We are committed to ensuring Flight Centre stays ahead of the curve in terms of GDS technology and systems, particularly as new initiatives like NDC emerge. That’s why we are excited to have partnered with Amadeus in our Asia and EMEA businesses. We wanted a leading technology partner, not just a GDS supplier, who could work with us to drive our business forward with tech innovation for the benefit of our customers.”last_img read more

Brexit – Open Letter to British Citizens in Cyprus

first_imgOver the last few months my team and I at the British High Commission have had the pleasure to meet many of the British citizens who have made Cyprus their home. We spoke to hundreds of you at Brexit-specific meetings we organised in Oroklini, Paralimni, Limassol, Paphos, Peyia and Nicosia and we continue to hear from you through different channels.Things have moved on since then, and I know many of you are concerned about what the future holds. Latest developmentsAs you will know, on 16 January the UK Parliament rejected the Withdrawal Agreement because of their concerns about the Irish Border ‘backstop’. A majority of MPs have said that they will support a deal with changes to the backstop. The Prime Minister is taking this mandate forward and seeking to agree legally binding changes to the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, while guaranteeing no return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. The Government recognises that these discussions will not be easy but both sides recognise that a No Deal outcome is in neither of our interests. The Prime Minister has promised to update the House of Commons again on 26 February and, if she has not got a new deal by then, to give Parliament a say on the next steps in non-binding votes. Citizens RightsThe UK Government is working hard to conclude a deal with the European Union: this is our absolute priority. The Withdrawal Agreement provides citizens with the certainty you need about your rights and means Britons in Cyprus can continue living their lives broadly as you do now. The Cypriot Government’s comprehensive guide on residency under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement is available on our Living in Cyprus Guide.In addition you may find it helpful to refer to our previous Brexit columns in the Cyprus Mail, which addressed a range of various Brexit issues.At the same time, as a responsible Government we continue with No Deal contingency planning. I have been confident for some time that the Cyprus government will take the necessary steps to ensure that, even in a No Deal, Britons can continue to live in Cyprus on the same broad basis as now. I was therefore pleased to be able to welcome Foreign Minister Christodoulides’ public confirmation on 13 February that the rights of UK nationals in Cyprus will be protected even in the case of a No Deal Brexit.In practical terms, what this means for British nationals in Cyprus is – as we have always said – you need to regularise your status in Cyprus by applying for either an MEU1 or MEU3. We know that many of you have already done this. But it is important to remind anyone who has not yet formalised their status to do so now. I remain confident that with your residency papers in order you will be able to continue to enjoy the same rights and privileges that you enjoy now. We are working with the Cypriot authorities on the practical arrangements of this announcement, including on any deadlines for getting an MEU1, and will keep Britons in Cyprus updated. How to Stay UpdatedAlthough the Government does not wish or expect to leave the EU without a deal, we are taking steps to ensure that people and businesses are prepared the possibility of a No Deal exit. There is detailed information available at gov.uk/euexit. We have also published further information on citizens rights in a No Deal which details the support and assistance that the UK Government will make available to UK nationals in the EU in a No Deal scenario.At the High Commission, we continue to receive inquiries on many different aspects of Brexit. Some of the answers to these you may find by visiting gov.uk/euexit or by referring to my previous columns in the Cyprus Mail.  I am also pleased to announce that we will host a ‘Facebook Live Q&A’ on 27 February (further details will be published in due course). This will be your chance to raise the most burning issues affecting you. If you have pressing questions that you need to ask us before then please contact us at ukincyprus@fco.gov.uk and our team will do our best to provide a timely response. Stephen Lillie British High Commissioner You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoArgaka mukhtar stops conservationists againUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rep Glenn promotes June 27 as PTSI awareness day

first_img Many veterans and current service members have spent time in combat environments, exposing them to traumatic and life-threatening events and placing them at high risk for post- traumatic stress injury (PTSI). For that reason, state Rep. Gary Glenn and others in the Legislature co-sponsored a House resolution that declares June 27, 2017 as PTSI Awareness Day in Michigan.PTSI is a normal reaction to abnormal circumstances and affects more than 5 million Americans each year. It is most commonly associated with veterans – and has been known by many other terms, including shell shock and combat fatigue – but PTSI can affect anyone at any age. June 27 has been designated to raise awareness of the causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress and bring attention to the support available to those affected by it.“I commend the state of Michigan, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency’s (MVAA) and the Adjutant General for their continued commitment to educating our active service members and veterans, their families, and the public on the severity of PTSI while focusing on the many treatment resources available,” said Glenn.While many civilians also have PTSI and are encouraged to seek treatment for it, there are resources available specifically for veterans. There are an array of treatment options, including groups to connect veterans and family members with one another.For veterans seeking any type of treatment or health care, one option lies with the U.S. Veterans Affairs health care system (VA). VA provides health care coverage and has facilities throughout the state, including Community Based Outpatient Clinics that improve access by bringing services to local communities. VA hospitals in Iron Mountain, Saginaw, Battle Creek, Ann Arbor and Detroit offer a wider range of care and specialty services.For more information on PTSI or available health care resources, contact MVAA at 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838) or visit MichiganVeterans.com.### Categories: Glenn News 27Jun Rep. Glenn promotes June 27 as PTSI awareness daylast_img read more