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Electronic pen first to upload handwriting from plain paper

first_img Via handwriting analysis, scholar discovers unknown Magna Carta scribe Citation: Electronic pen first to upload handwriting from plain paper (2008, March 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-03-electronic-pen-upload-plain-paper.html Explore further The Mobile Digital Scribe by IOGEAR is the first electronic pen that can capture handwriting and drawings from any surface, which can later be uploaded to a computer as text and JPEG files. Unlike other electronic pen-to-PC systems, the Mobile Digital Scribe doesn´t require a special digital notepad, but any size paper up to letter size will work.center_img 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. The system has two components: a pen and a receiver. The pen uses ordinary ink, and its regular size and weight makes writing feel natural. But the pen also contains an infrared sensor, which captures hand movements while writing. The receiver is clipped to the notepad or paper, and receives data from the pen through the pen´s ultrasonic transmitter. The receiver can store up to 50 pages of writing and pictures.The Mobile Digital Scribe comes with a USB cable which is used to connect the receiver to a PC. IOGEAR´s handwriting recognition software translates notes into text and sketches into JPEGs, which can be saved and edited. Text can be shared via JPEG format through e-mail or instant messaging.The Mobile Digital Scribe can also be connected to a PC while the user is writing, and handwritten text and drawings will be displayed automatically on the computer screen.The technology can identify 12 languages, including Italian, Swedish, Chinese, and Russian. IOGEAR plans to target the system at students as well as legal and medical professionals. Instead of carrying laptops to class and meetings, individuals can use regular paper with the electronic pen and receiver, and upload their notes at home. The Mobile Digital Scribe is available for $130, and comes with IOGEAR´s limited one-year warranty.via: www.iogear.comlast_img read more

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Panasonic preps for WiGig era of content exchange

first_imgThe demo shows a passenger transferring media from the tablet to a display mounted in the passenger seat. An exchange of content also takes place from the car’s computer over to the tablet; the passenger checks out auto information such as readings on tire pressure and battery capacity.Panasonic is one of the companies that have been participating in the WiGig Alliance of companies, an alliance making a big push to advocate a wireless gigabit standard and to promote a strong ecosystem of interoperable devices. Panasonic is on the Alliance’s board of directors, along with other big industry names such as Dell, Intel, Cisco, Broadcom, and Microsoft. The shared understanding among the Alliance companies is that the technology marketplace is no longer just about Internet connectivity but device connectivity, as more consumers own multiple devices and seek fast, efficient data transfers from one device to another. The Alliance is not new; it was formed back in 2009 but observers note that the time appears ripe to turn up the volume in promoting WiGig’s commercial growth. The Alliance has worked on a unified specification for 60 GHz wireless technologies, to make it possible for multi-gigabit wireless connectivity among PCs, handhelds and a range of devices under the umbrella of consumer electronics. A WiGig MAC specification was published in June last year. The standard is in draft stage with the IEEE as 802.11ad. Some technologists prefer to note the limitations as well as benefits to come; the wireless technologies will offer higher data rates than 802.11ac, but at short distances – and where walls, ceilings and other obstructions don’t hinder the path. A benefit of operating at 60 GHz is availability.According to the Alliance, “60 GHz is the ultimate complement to both 2.4 and 5 GHz. The 60 GHz band simply has much more bandwidth available (7-9 GHz of spectrum) vs. 83.5 MHz in the 2.4 GHz band, which enables much higher data rates.” The organization intends to provide a certification mark, which will show consumers that products have passed interoperability testing. Panasonic meanwhile is in the process of prototyping the WiGig-enabled SD card, which it aims to commercialize for vehicle usage in summer 2013. That seems to mesh with the Alliance prediction that it expects “wide availability” of WiGig-enabled devices in 2013. According to Ars Technica, the spec is still undergoing some fine-tuning at IEEE. The film shows what a day in the life of a car passenger might be with the help of a tablet, WiGig-enabled SD memory card, and automobile computer screen. © 2011 PhysOrg.com 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. More information: wirelessgigabitalliance.org/ Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Panasonic is working on applications for the new WiGig-technology. WiGig holds out the promise of a time when mobile devices can communicate with each other—in an exchange of videos, photos, and other information– at multigigabit speeds using the 60 GHz frequency band. Making the rounds of blogs and news sites this week is a video filmed by DigInfo, which shows the Japan-based company’s concept demo of WiGig in action. Qualcomm, wilocity announce tri-band Wi-Fi — multi-gigabit wireless chipset Citation: Panasonic preps for WiGig era of content exchange (2012, January 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-panasonic-preps-wigig-era-content.htmllast_img read more

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New model describes cognitive decision making as the collapse of a quantum

first_img Explore further Diagram of a state representation of a Markov and a quantum random walk model. In the Markov model, evidence (shaded state) evolves over time by moving from state to state, occupying one definite evidence level at any given time. In the quantum model the decision-maker is in an indefinite evidence state, with each evidence level having a probability amplitude (shadings) at each point in time. Credit: (c) 2015 PNAS; doi:10.1073/pnas.1500688112 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. © 2015 Phys.org But the Markov random walk theory, based in classical probability theory, runs into problems when confronted with the emerging research consensus that preferences and beliefs are constructed, rather than revealed by judgments and decisions. An international group of psychological researchers now suggests a new model called the quantum random walk (QRW) theory that specifically posits that preferences and beliefs are constructed rather than revealed by judgments and decisions, and they have published the results of an experiment that support this theory in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.By contrast with MRW, the new theory assumes that evidence develops over time in a superposition state analogous to the wave-like state of a photon, and judgements and decisions are made when this indefinite superposition state “collapses” into a definite state of evidence. It’s important to note that the researchers are not suggesting that the brain is a quantum computer; they specifically note that their report uses quantum dynamics only metaphorically.In the experiment, nine study participants completed 112 blocks of 24 trials each over five sessions, in which they viewed a random dot motion stimulus on a screen. A percentage of the dots moved coherently in a single direction. The researchers manipulated the difficulty of the test between trials. In the choice condition, participants were asked to decide whether the coherently moving dots were traveling to the left or the right. In the no-choice condition, participants were prompted by an audio tone simply to make a motor response. Then participants were asked to rate their confidence that the coherently moving dots were traveling to the right on a scale ranging from 0 (certain left) to 100 percent (certain right). The researchers report that, on average, confidence ratings were much higher when the trajectories of the dots were highly coherent. Confidence ratings were lower in the no-choice condition than in the choice condition, providing evidence against the read-out assumption of MRW theory, which holds that confidence in the choice condition should be higher.The QRW theory posits that evidence evolves over time, as in MRW, but that judgments and decisions create a new definite state from an indefinite, superposition-like state. “This quantum perspective reconceptualizes how we model uncertainty and formalizes a long-held hypothesis that judgments and decisions create rather than reveal preferences and beliefs,” the authors write.They conclude, “…quantum random walk theory provides a previously unexamined perspective on the nature of the evidence accumulation process that underlies both cognitive and neural theories of decision making.” More information: “Interference effects of choice on confidence: Quantum characteristics of evidence accumulation.” PNAS, published ahead of print August 10, 2015, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1500688112AbstractDecision-making relies on a process of evidence accumulation which generates support for possible hypotheses. Models of this process derived from classical stochastic theories assume that information accumulates by moving across definite levels of evidence, carving out a single trajectory across these levels over time. In contrast, quantum decision models assume that evidence develops over time in a superposition state analogous to a wavelike pattern and that judgments and decisions are constructed by a measurement process by which a definite state of evidence is created from this indefinite state. This constructive process implies that interference effects should arise when multiple responses (measurements) are elicited over time. We report such an interference effect during a motion direction discrimination task. Decisions during the task interfered with subsequent confidence judgments, resulting in less extreme and more accurate judgments than when no decision was elicited. These results provide qualitative and quantitative support for a quantum random walk model of evidence accumulation over the popular Markov random walk model. We discuss the cognitive and neural implications of modeling evidence accumulation as a quantum dynamic system.center_img Certainty in our choices often a matter of time, study finds Citation: New model describes cognitive decision making as the collapse of a quantum superstate
 (2015, August 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-08-cognitive-decision-collapse-quantum-superstate.html (Phys.org)—Decision making in an enormous range of tasks involves the accumulation of evidence in support of different hypotheses. One of the enduring models of evidence accumulation is the Markov random walk (MRW) theory, which assigns a probability to each hypothesis. In an MRW model of decision making, when deciding between two hypotheses, the cumulative evidence for and against each hypothesis reaches different levels at different times, moving particle-like from state to state and only occupying a single definite evidence level at any given point. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienceslast_img read more

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Astronomers conduct chemical investigation of globular cluster NGC 6723

first_img Globular clusters (GCs) are collections of tightly bound stars orbiting galaxies. Astronomers perceive them as natural laboratories enabling studies on the evolution of stars and galaxies. Given that GCs are relatively rare, as there are just over 200 such clusters so far identified in the Milky Way, the hunt for new objects of this type and studying them is essential in order to improve our understanding of our home galaxy.However, many known GCs still remain poorly studied, especially with regard to heavier elements. This is the case with NGC 6723—a GC about 12.5 billion years old located some 28,400 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Although this cluster has been studied photometrically in the past, its history of spectroscopic observations is unsatisfactory, leaving many uncertainties regarding its chemical composition.A team of astronomers led by Juliana Crestani of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, decided to change that. They have performed a detailed spectral analysis of NGC 6723 using high-resolution spectra for 11 RGB stars collected with the Magellan Inamori Kyocera Echelle (MIKE) instrument on one of the twin 6.5 Magellan telescopes, and with the Fibre-fed, Extended Range, Echelle Spectrograph (FEROS) at the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope. This allowed them to investigate abundances of a variety of species, including light, alpha, iron-peak and neutron-capture elements in the selected sample of stars.”In the present work, we have obtained abundance estimates for variety of chemical species with a sample of 11 RGB stars,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.The research found a mean metallicity at a level of about −0.93, with a star-to-star spread of around 0.05 dex. The typical alpha enrichment was measured at approximately 0.39, which follows the trend of metal-poor and metal-intermediate globular clusters.The astronomers noted that the same trend was observed also for light metals, iron-peak, s/r-process elements and for the anticorrelation: Na-O and Mg-Al. The findings seem to suggest that the chemical enrichment of NGC 6723 is typical for metal-intermediate GCs.”The current findings further support the evidence that the chemical enrichment of NGC 6723 is more in line with metal-intermediate GCs and their lower metallicity counterparts, and it does not bring forward the prodrome of the metal-rich regime,” the researchers concluded.They added that the results put NGC 6723 right at the edge between the low and high metallicity regimes that correlate strongly with horizontal-branch morphology. By analyzing high-resolution spectra for 11 red giant branch (RGB) stars, astronomers have conducted a chemical investigation of the globular cluster NGC 6723. Results of the study, presented in a paper published June 24 on arXiv.org, offer more insights on the chemical enrichment of NGC 6723 and could be important to better understand chemical composition of globular clusters in general. Finding chart for the analyzed stars, which are indicated by red circles. The dashed and full line black cirles represent the core and half-light radius, respectively (Harris 1996, 2010 edition). Image from the ESO Digitized Sky Survey. More information: Juliana Crestani, et al. Chemical abundances in the metal-intermediate GC NGC 6723. arXiv:1906.09824v1 [astro-ph.SR]: arxiv.org/abs/1906.09824 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. Astronomers conduct detailed chemical analysis of eleven globular clusters Citation: Astronomers conduct chemical investigation of globular cluster NGC 6723 (2019, July 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-astronomers-chemical-globular-cluster-ngc.html © 2019 Science X Networklast_img read more

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A noble deal

first_imgAuthor Jeroninio Almeida and Jaico Publishing House announced a book deal for Karma Kurry- The Hero in Me book series on 30 October at Oxford Bookstore. Karma Kurry published in 2013 is a Non-Fiction bestseller in various lists. The unique book deal for an amount of Rs 12 crore for 10 more books to be published by 2020 is unique and iconic in the publishing industry. All proceeds, royalties and fees will be donated to the national character building movement and other citizen action and social justice causes espoused by him, announced the author. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Jerry has also been raising fund through the book for rehabilitation for the people affected by the Kashmir Floods. This is being done through an initiative called IBTEDA- The beginning, which is led not by NGOS but by conscientious people and citizens of Kashmir who are living across India and overseas.Almeida  said, ‘Karma Kurry is just not a book series for me but a passion, a journey of many, many years and a vision with a compelling mission to help bring about a change in our world by telling inspiring stories of real life heroes to people .These stories of everyday real heroes accompanied by inspirational quotes and self help thought-triggers which would help readers to discover and unleash their huge potential and awaken the hero within them’.Making the announcement, Priti Paul Director, Apeejay Surrendra Group said, ‘The book Karma Kurry, brings to life true stories of Real Heroes. These are people who have lived their lives putting their Karma front and forward as our oldest religious scriptures ask us to’.last_img read more

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Classics retold

first_imgAs part of its ongoing series of Sanchayan – Screening of archival films and video recordings, Sangeet Natak Akademi is presenting Girish Karnad’s Hayvadana on Saturday, 22 November at the Capital’s  Meghdoot theatre, Copernicus Marg. Hayvadana is a play in Kannada written by Girish Karnad and directed by B.V. Karanath.Over the last six decades, Sangeet Natak Akademi has built a large archive of audio and video-tapes, photographs, slides and films on the performing arts. The first fortnightly screening of a documentary commenced on 24 June 2005 at Sahitya Akademi auditorium. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Two rare films on Ustad Allauddin Khan and Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan both directed by Hari Das Gupta were projected. Since then the Akademi has been showcasing films from its archives regularly. Sanchayan is a new initiative of the Akademi to share its collection with those who relish the performing arts through the screening of video recordings. Sanchayan’s first series of films screened from 14 February to 19 May 2014 featured the Performing Art Forms of Lakshadweep, Adhe Adhure, Mand Mahotsava, Ang Tarang: Mayurbhanj Chhau, Chhayanatak, Sankirtana, and Chhau. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe second series of films was screened from 21 June to 23 August 2014 and featured Bhimsen Joshi, Agra Bazar, Alladin (Rod Puppet), Flying Cranes, and Antim Adhyay, Kallol, and Rituraj Mehfil – Kumar— Kumar Gandharv. Interactive sessions were also conducted as a part of these series.Karnad has skillfully adapted the thematic plot in Hayvadana to the Indian context using the eleventh-century book of Indian legends, the Kathasaritsagara. The play seeks to question – where does the ‘self’ sit: In the mind or in the body?When:  22 November Where: Meghdoot III, Rabindra Bhavanlast_img read more

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Agri credit target raised by Rs 50000 cr

first_imgIn a bonanza for farmers and agriculture, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget on Saturday raised the agriculture credit target by Rs 50,000 crore to Rs 8.5 lakh crore for 2015-16 fiscal and also announced financial support to enhance irrigation and soil health for higher agriculture productivity.“Farm credit underpins the efforts our hardworking farmers and I have therefore set up an ambitious target of Rs 8.5 lakh crore of credit during the year 2015-16. I am sure banks will surpass (this target),” Jaitley said. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJITo support the agriculture sector, the FM said: “I propose to allocate Rs 25,000 crore in 2015-16 to the corpus of Rural Infrastructure Development Fund set up NABARD.” Jaitley also announced an allocation of Rs 15,000 crore for long-term rural credit fund, Rs 45,000 crore for short-term cooperative rural credit refinance fund and Rs 15,000 crore for short-term RRB (regional rural banks) refinance fund. To boost irrigation and soil health, Jaitley said, “I propose to support the Agriculture Ministry’s organic farm scheme Parampara Krishi Vikas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana (PMGSY)…I am allocating Rs 5,300 crore to support micro irrigation watershed programmes and PMGSY.”last_img read more

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Virendra appointed new DG of West Bengal police

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal government has appointed Virendra as the new director-general of police, replacing current DGP Surajit Kar Purkayastha, who would be retiring on May 31, a notification issued late last night said. Virendra was posted as the DG (security). Ajay Kumar Nand, who was IGP Counter Insurgency Force (CIF), will be the Director, security, replacing SN Gupta, it said.Gupta was made the new ADG CIF with additional charges of ADG, establishment, the notification said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to a senior official at the secretariat, a new post — advisor (security) — has been created to accommodate Purkayastha.”Kar Purkayastha is highly experienced and the chief minister prefers him and wants to utilise him in security-related issues. He will likely be advising to the chief minister on security-related issues,” he said.Incidentally, Purkayastha was the first DGP in the state who was given an extension after his official retirement in 2016.last_img read more

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UN Grants Special Consultative Status to KISS

first_imgThe Special Consultative Status confers a host of privileges and facilities on an NGO, which are similar to those conferred to a member country by the UN. Induction of an NGO in this elite group follows a ratification process similar to membership of a new country in the UN. The United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) granted the prestigious recognition to KISS after concurrence by representatives of all the member countries. So far only six NGOs from India have got this recognition, this year KISS was added to the list.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’It is the first NGO from Odisha to get Special Consultative Status from the UN. A communication to this effect from the UN Headquarters was received by the KISS authorities on July 23, 2015.  The KISS authorities had made a presentation for grant of Special Consultative Status at UN Headquarters, New York in front of the representatives of the all member countries of the UN in February 2014. Following detailed discussion, all representatives accorded their approval, except two countries who wanted more information. It took KISS authorities one year to satisfy the queries raised by these two countries.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSubsequently, resolution to grant Special Consultative Status to KISS was adopted unanimously. KISS which had a humble beginning as a residential tribal school in 1993 in a rented house with only 125 students, is now the largest free residential tribal institute of the world with 25,000 students providing education from KG to PG. It has been actively engaged in fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of the UN. The Special Consultative Status for KISS is a matter of great pride and glory not only for itself, but also for the entire tribal community of Odisha, the state of Odisha as well as the country.last_img read more

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2 arrested for killing former gang member

first_imgKolkata: Chitpore police station has arrested two persons in connection with a youth, who died at R G Kar Hospital after being shot at New Barrackpore on Tuesday night.According to the sources, a person identified as Abhijit Mullick was admitted to a private hospital near Nagerbazar with a bullet injury late on Tuesday night. Later on the wee hours of Wednesday, he was shifted to R G Kar Hospital where doctors operated and were able to take out the bullet. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeMeanwhile, Chitpore police station was informed. Upon receiving the information police detained Mullick’s friend Chandan who admitted him to the hospital. Chandan claimed that Mullick, a toto driver by profession, went to see Jagaddhatri immersion in Chandannagar with him and other friends. While returning home, a few miscreants attacked them near Seven Tanks and shot Mullick. The sleuths somehow were not convinced with Chandan’s claims. As Mullick was not in a state to narrate the incident, police decided to check the area near Seven Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTanks. But when police went there, they found no information on bullets being fired or a scuffle that had occurred on Tuesday night. Later, when Chandan was again interrogated, he broke down and informed that Mullick was a gang member along with him. As Mullick had left the gang recently and was trying to return to normal life, they feared that they might get caught as Mullick knew all about them. To convince Mullick for a come back to the gang, Chandan and another miscreant called him near New Barrackpore. When Mullick refused, one of them shot Mullick.last_img read more

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Patient dies at govt hospital family members allege negligence

first_imgJalpaiguri: Family members of a patient, who was injured in a motorcycle accident, have alleged that the person died at a state-run hospital in West Bengal after lying unattended for 10 hours on Wednesday. They alleged negligence on part of the doctors at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital near Siliguri. Shiv Kamal Mhanata, 33, admitted to the hospital in the early hours on Wednesday, was not even administered saline and medicines, his family members claimed. Describing the allegation as “serious”, Hospital Superintendent Kaushik Majumdar said the matter was being looked into.last_img

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West Bengal govt to expand Silicon Valley Hub

first_imgKolkata: Enthused by the response from the IT sector, the West Bengal government has decided to add at least 200 acres to its Silicon Valley Hub, Mayor Firhad Hakim said Friday. “Demand is huge. Already, deamnd exceeded for 200 acres out of 100 acres meant for the hub. I have asked WBHIDCO (The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation) to look for another 200 acres close to the existing plot,” Hakim said Friday at the launch of ‘Zone by The Park’ hotel at Biswa Bangla Convention centre. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier said the state government would add another 100 acres to the Silicon Valley Hub in the city after getting an overwhelming response from four IT companies. The Silicon valley project was launched in August last year to attract investment in the IT/ITeS/ICT space and to also build a world-class ecosystem for cutting-edge technologies and innovation. She had earlier said Reliance Jio, TCS, Capgemini and First Source had expressed interest to acquire space there.last_img read more

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No place in TMC for those who siphon off govt funds Mamata

first_imgKolkata: In a stern warning to defectors who have joined BJP after the Lok Sabha elections, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee made it clear that the party has no place for those who make money from government funds disbursed for people-friendly schemes. She reiterated that those shifting to other parties after siphoning money will not be spared and will also face corruption probe.”We are not bothered about a few corrupt and greedy leaders who are switching to some other party. They have joined the BJP as they were afraid they might face consequences for their activities,” Banerjee said while addressing a meeting with councillors of municipal corporations and municipalities across the state. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee asserted that she wants to restructure her party ahead of the 2021 state Assembly elections and appealed to those who are dilly-dallying on whether to shift to the saffron party, to do so immediately. “One person will leave and 500 more will be inducted in his or her place. We will replace corrupt and greedy workers with dedicated cadres,” she reiterated. She instructed state Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim to enquire into practices where some civic body councillors have converted government properties to the name of their family members. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”Law will take its own course if somebody is found to have acquired government property through unfair means,” Banerjee said. She made it clear that the party will give election tickets only after reviewing the work of the councillors. “A party representative who works for the people will never lose an election. Some councillors are more keen on promoting activities rather than rendering services to people. Individual tickets will be handed over to councillors by the party on the basis of their work performance. The party will not give ticket to anyone who does not perform,” Banerjee said. The same formula will also be adopted while handing over tickets to candidates for the Panchayat polls. The tickets will not be handed over through district leadership. She made it clear that the party will close its doors permanently for defectors and will allow only those old leaders who have shifted due to some misunderstanding or miscommunication, to come back. She admitted that her party’s leadership had made a few mistakes while dealing with old-timers and loyalists and assured that the lapses would be taken care of. Referring to legislator Sunil Singh, who joined the BJP on Monday, Banerjee said it was a misjudgment on the part of TMC to have given him a ticket for Noapara Assembly bypoll last year, overlooking the candidature of Manju Basu, wife of slain TMC leader Bikash Basu. “It is time for us to learn from our mistakes and prepare ourselves for the next elections,” she added. Banerjee also advised the councillors to kick off work according to their respective action plans for prevention of dengue. She urged to give special emphasis on North 24-Parganas and some pockets in Hooghly, where there have been dengue cases. She also brought out a set of instructions in the form of a letter to the councillors after the meeting.last_img read more

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Working 9 hours a day increases depression

first_imgWorking for nine plus hours a day could put women at higher risk of depression, but not men, finds a study. Women who worked extra long hours, more than 55 hours a week, had 7.3 per cent more depressive symptoms than women working a standard 35-40 hours a week. However, the same was not the case in men, the study found. “This is an observational study. Although we cannot establish the exact causes, we do know many women face the additional burden of doing a larger share of domestic labour than men, leading to extensive total work hours, added time pressures and overwhelming responsibilities,” said lead researcher Gill Weston, postdoctoral student at the University College London. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Additionally, women who work most weekends tend to be concentrated in low-paid service sector jobs, which have been linked to higher levels of depression,” Weston said. For the study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the team included 11,215 working men and 12,188 working women. The study also showed working on weekends was linked to a higher risk of depression among both men (3.4 per cent) and women (4.6 per cent). Two-thirds of men worked on weekends compared with half of women. Those who worked all or most weekends were more likely to be in low-skilled jobs and were less satisfied with their job and earnings. “We hope our findings will encourage employers and policy-makers to think about how to reduce the burdens and increase support for women who work long hours – without restricting their ability to work when they wish to.”last_img read more

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Tim Tebow held a baseball circus today

first_imgTim Tebow held his much-hyped workout for interested major league baseball teams today at USC’s Dedeaux Field. Packed with curious onlookers and mostly skeptical scouts, the whole thing had a WWE feel to it.Today In The Herd, Colin spoke with Speak for Yourself co-host Jason McIntyre live from the circus to find out if Tebow is for real, or just a buffer version of Sidd Finch. McIntyre thought Tebow’s arm looked “Puig” like, and he didn’t embarrass himself in batting practice. Call Cooperstown and cast the bust!Colin wasn’t sure what to make of Tebow’s workout, but succinctly summed up his skepticism of Tebow’s MLB prospects.“A lot of his skills work in the NFL. Leadership can win you a game. Leadership isn’t squat when you’re facing a 97 mile an hour slider.” Check out the videos and decide for yourself.Straight from the Tim Tebow workout, @jasonrmcintyre is 100% buying Tim Tebow the baseball player. #TheHerd pic.twitter.com/0v6HLwryNG— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 30, 2016 Tim Tebow having no trouble making contact/hitting this AAA pitcher so far. Who wants to see him in the majors? pic.twitter.com/6DFzjeJjGf— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) August 30, 2016center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

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Space X explosion Congressman crowd surfing Coke stash at Coke factory Here

first_imgSpace X Falcon 9 launch explosion at Florida test facility.Check out the space x explosion over cape canaveral this morning! Radar is picking up the smoke plume. pic.twitter.com/7Oa4ta7ydc— Thomas Battle (@ThomasWTAP) September 1, 2016 Advertisement $56 million in cocaine found at French Coca-Cola factory.Coca-Cola workers accidentally found a huge shipment of cocaine https://t.co/4JuzYUeO4H pic.twitter.com/ah5px7VkmJ— Fortune (@FortuneMagazine) August 31, 2016 John Hinckley, Jr. release date is set for September 10.#Breaking: John Hinckley Jr. will leave a psychiatric hospital to live full-time in Virginia on September 10. https://t.co/SqcAimOtiJ— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) September 1, 2016 It’s hard to hold your phone steady when it gets bumpy! #Hermine has lots of convection on its east side ? @lbucci45 pic.twitter.com/bURfaFDRFd— HRD/AOML/NOAA (@HRD_AOML_NOAA) September 1, 2016 Rep. John Lewis crowd surfed on Colbert. Animated short from David Lynch on creativity. Tropical Storm Hermine to hit Florida. Could be upgraded to Hurricane.#commerce RT NOAASatellites: This GOES East infrared imagery shows Tropical Storm #Hermine approaching Florida on … pic.twitter.com/9QTUr7Zu9H— E-Commerce (@Commerce_216) September 1, 2016 NASA says SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred Thursday morning. pic.twitter.com/Bc7kNiq6E0— WESH 2 News (@WESH) September 1, 2016last_img read more

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WATCH DAngelo Russell did everything but vomit on himself in committing horrendous

first_imgNot all turnovers are created equal. Ask D’Angelo Russsell. Last night, the Lakers guard turned a harmless in bound pass into a horrific turnover without even being guarded.Russell did the old “let the ball roll at your feet” trick to save precious seconds from ticking away, but screwed the pooch when he attempted to pick the ball up.He ended up kicking the ball away, tripping over himself, and somehow managed to look like he had never played basketball before tip-off.There are bad turnovers and there are BAAAAAAAAD turnovers. This tour de force is the latter.The Lakers future: DeAngelo Russell ?? pic.twitter.com/RWWgLdiXfX— Tailgate Sports (@_tailgatesports) March 13, 2017last_img

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Colin has Eli Mannings back

first_imgJohn Calipari should get credit for changing livesColin has been critical of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari on numerous occasions, but today he wanted to give him credit.Last night’s 30 for 30, One and Not Done, showed how Coach Cal changed college basketball by putting kids into the pros faster than ever. Many view Calipari as the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with college basketball. Colin thinks he deserves credit for changing lives for kids and their families by encouraging to pursue their career in the NBA instead of giving them a guilt trip.If a kid can go to the NBA after a year and Coach Cal helps them get there, he’s doing what’s best for their family, not his.Guests:Metta World Peace – NBA veteran is in-studio to discuss parting ways with the Lakers; his warm reception from Laker fans in his final game as a Laker; and his take on the NBA Playoffs.Aaron Torres – Fox Sports College Basketball writer and author of One and Fun: – — is in-studio to react to the 30 for 30 on Coach Cal; how he presented both sides of Coach Cal in his book; and how Caipari talked Boogie Cousins out of returning to Kentucky.Doug Gottlieb – Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show joins the show to talk Coach Cal; the effect of the one-and-done culture on college basketball; why Colin Is wrong on LeBron for MVP.Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider joins the show to talk about Adam Silver’s comments on players resting; why Silver is wrong that players don’t decide when they sit; his take on Phil Jackson’s comments the Knicks would be better off without Carmelo; and his NBA 1st round playoff picks. Colin has Eli Manning’s backEli Manning is getting killed in the media for an email that was discovered in a lawsuit that appears to show Manning passed off some helmets as “game worn” when he knew they weren’tColin sees this as just the latest ridiculous social media engineered overreaction over nothing. It’s laughable to hear people in the sports memorabilia calling Manning out for a lack of integrity. The industry is filled with middle-aged frauds and creeps who chase down grown men in hotel lobbies for autographs.Eli Manning isn’t the problem. The fake outrage industry is the problem. Colin is sick of it.“I got Eli on this.”last_img read more

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Enhance Your Website with Video

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Communicating with your customers through video can offer them a fresh alternative to basic text on a static website. We all know the saying, “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” The principal is the same for a video on a website.When deciding whether to add video, ask yourself the following questions:Will adding video enhance sales or provide another benefit to my business?Do I have the time and financial resources?If you decide video is right for you, here’s a look at the steps you’ll need to take.Creating VideoIf you do it yourself: Depending on the quality of the video you want, you could create it yourself. I wouldn’t recommend using a $500 home camera for shooting. A more professional camera could cost $1,500 and up. These cameras will give you the quality you need to make a video suitable for online viewing. Once you have purchased a video camera, you might want to consider accessories, such as an external microphone to capture audio more clearly and a tripod so you won’t have to hold the camera with your hand.If you hire someone: Hiring a professional videographer will ensure the video is of the best quality. It might be fun and adventurous to do the video yourself, but do you have the time or expertise? Hiring someone isn’t cheap and will add several hundred to several thousands of dollars to the cost of the video, depending on what you have them do.Licensing VideoThere’s a lot of video already available that you could license and use on your website–or integrate into a promotional CD or use as part of a TV advertisement. Sites like Mochila specialize in creating a marketplace for video producers and consumers to buy and sell video. Brightcove–a more mature version of YouTube–has more than 2,000 member-supplied videos in its library available for license. Brightcove, Podtech.net, YouTube, Blinkx, Google Video, MSN Video and Yahoo! Video have thousands of videos you can embed in your website for free.Editing the VideoIf you’ve hired someone to produce the video for you, or licensed it from a third party, you can skip this section. However, if you’ve decided to make the video yourself, you’ll need to edit it. Windows XP comes bundled with Windows Movie Maker. This will suffice for a few test videos. However, if you want to create a more professional video you’ll need features that Windows Movie Maker doesn’t have. Consider video-editing software from Pinnacle Technologies, Ulead or Adobe Premiere. Apple’s Final Cut Pro is one of the best video-editing tools, but is only available for Macs.Hosting the VideoThe easiest way to enable the video for others to see is to use one of the services listed above to host it. These services will host your video for free if you advertise or for a fee if you don’t advertise. If you host the video yourself, you have to manage the space it takes on your web server and ensure there’s enough bandwidth for people to view it properly.Like everything else on the internet, publishing content is only part of the process. You also have to make sure people view the content by marketing it. Right now, using online video for business is not as popular as e-mail marketing or websites; however, it’s growing. You might want to keep your eye on this market and start testing its viability for your business now. You’ll be ahead of the curve and ahead of your competition in engaging customers.Ramon Ray is Entrepreneur.com’s “Tech Basics” columnist and editor of Smallbiztechnology.com. He’s the author ofTechnology Solutions for Growing Businesses and currently serves on the board of directors and the technology committee for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 18, 2007last_img read more

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