India’s longest road tunnel, built on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, will open to traffic very soon following the success of the trial run.The work on the 9.2-km tube tunnel, which is part of a 286-km, four-lane project, started on May 23, 2011 in the lower Himalayan mountain range and cost ₹3,720 crore, officials said.Elevation of 1,200 mThe tunnel, which is located at an elevation of 1,200 metre, will be the first in India to be equipped with the world-class integrated tunnel control system, through which ventilation, fire control, signals, communication and electrical systems will be automatically actuated.The tunnel will reduce the travel time between Jammu and Srinagar by two-and-a-half hours. The road distance from Chenani and Nashri will now be 10.9 km, instead of the present 41 km, officials said.“The formal trial run was successfully completed for peak and off-peak hours between March 9 and March 15,” J.S. Rathore Project Director, Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), told PTI.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the highway tunnel by month-end.
Kings XI Punjab innings (target: 153 runs from 20 overs)Kings XI Punjab innings (target: 153 runs from 20 overs) Murali Vijay c Dhoni b M Ashwin 53 Manan Vohra lbw b Ankit 51 Shaun Marsh b M Ashwin 4 David Miller c Pietersen b M Ashwin 7 Glenn Maxwell not out 32 Wriddhiman Saha not out 4 Extras:(W-2) 2Total: (For 4 wkts in 18.4 overs) 153 Fall of wickets: 1/97 2/103 3/112 4/119Bowling: Ishant Sharma 3-0-26-0, Ankit Sharma 4-0-27-1, Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-27-0, Murugan Ashwin 4-0-36-3, Irfan Pathan 1-0-7-0, Thisara Perera 2.4-0-30-0. PTI PDS PDS
Auburn junior quarterback Nick Marshall (14) breaks a tackle during a game against Georgia Nov. 16 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn won, 43-38.Credit: Courtesy of MCTCollege football is funny.A sport that brings joy and despair to people across the country week in and week out, the game is particularly dubious on the final weekend of the regular season.Known as “Rivalry Weekend,” the final Saturday before the 2013 postseason did not disappoint either.From an Ohio State’s fan perspective, emotional highs and lows ensued from defeating archrival Michigan in Ann Arbor in thrilling fashion — picking off redshirt-junior Wolverine quarterback Devin Gardner in the end zone to deny Michigan the necessary two points that would give them the victory.Fans, players and the like were proud because the Buckeyes had just recorded their 24th straight win under coach Urban Meyer, but also turned their attention quickly to another rivalry game — The Iron Bowl.The same could be said for both myself and my colleagues at The Lantern, who had just left Michigan Stadium with the knowledge that No. 1 Alabama held a touchdown advantage over No. 4 Auburn. Upon tuning into the game on the radio and hearing that the Tigers had tied it up with 32 seconds to go, we made the correct decision to U-turn into the closest restaurant with a TV (Red Robin) because seeing if the unthinkable could happen — The Crimson Tide no longer rolling — was something we could not miss.All year, OSU has been slotted behind the top-ranked Tide and No. 2 Florida State, who had already taken care of business against rival Florida earlier in the day to finish regular season play unbeaten. So, if the Buckeyes were to even get a chance to compete for the final BCS National Championship, ‘Bama was going to need to either fall Saturday or next week in the SEC Title game. It seems unthinkable that an undefeated OSU would be left out of the national championship game, but because of the national perspective of the Big Ten as second tier to other conferences like the SEC, the possibility was at its highest point.Then lightning struck.While we were waiting to order our food, the referees put one second back on the clock, giving Alabama a chance to save its unbeaten season in regulation. Alabama coach Nick Saban turned to redshirt-freshman kicker Adam Griffith to attempt a 57-yard field goal for the win. Griffith’s attempt was short, Auburn senior cornerback Chris Davis retrieved it, and returned it 100 yards for the game-winning touchdown.Red Robin, filled with members of Buckeye Nation, exploded — and I couldn’t help myself but join in on the excitement.With a win against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game, the Buckeyes — barring any sort of BCS catastrophe that will allow a one-loss Auburn team to jump them in the rankings — will be heading to Pasadena, Calif., in early 2014 in search of the program’s eighth national championship.In a mere four hours, Buckeye fans went from holding their breath when Gardner took the snap on the two-point play, to extreme jubilation when Alabama’s undefeated season was no more. Suddenly, seeing OSU back at the top of the sport is a very real possibility.As a journalist writing on deadline for the OSU-Michigan game, the last half of The Game’s fourth quarter brought stress to both my fingers and head.But as a college football fan, rivalry weekend proved once again why the sport is tough to be topped.
Thad Matta stands on the sidelines during a game against Minnesota. OSU won, 64-46.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorWhen a college basketball game is closing on the the final minutes of play, most coaches would say each possession becomes increasingly more important.The value of making the correct read, protecting the ball, making free throws and getting good shots goes up in such a way that if a team fails to do those things, they are likely to end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard when the buzzer sounds.Ohio State coach Thad Matta said Saturday doing the little things — like converting free throws, keeping proper spacing on offense and defending to his team’s capability — is what ultimately led to its 65-63 loss Thursday night against Penn State.Even junior guard Shannon Scott knew something was off that night in State College, Pa., mentioning that at times when the Buckeyes (22-7, 9-7, fourth in the Big Ten) were trying to decipher the Nittany Lions’ zone defense, not everyone was on the same page.“We’re not seeing it all the way the whole time. There’s been possessions where three players are running one play, and two players are running a different play,” Scott said Saturday. “We’ve gotta have a better focus on our offense, especially against the zone.”When Matta was told that Scott said the team sometimes has trouble getting into the right sets offensively — even though the team is 29 games into the season — he said it shows how OSU’s mind wasn’t in the right place against Penn State.“That just tells you the concentration wasn’t there. And a lot of that is on Shannon and (senior guard) Aaron (Craft). We were going way too quick the other night,” Matta said. “We had a guy stop and tie his shoe twice during the game, and we didn’t start our offense until there was 22 seconds on the clock. We had wasted possessions on those two possessions.”The No. 22 Buckeyes are likely going to need to have those little things corrected when they are set to travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take on Indiana (16-12, 6-9, eighth in the Big Ten). The Hoosiers won the Big Ten regular season title last year, beating the Buckeyes by a game in the standings.OSU’s second loss this season to Penn State this year was not exactly what the Buckeyes had planned, Scott said, but there’s no time to worry about that with a quick turnaround to take on Indiana.“It cuts us deep, losing another game. But we can’t really dwell on it. It’s too late in the season to start dwelling on our mistakes,” Scott said. “It’s not time for that right now. We gotta all be men and move on from that and make the most of our next games.”Despite falling to Penn State Thursday, OSU would still be the fourth seed in the Big Ten Tournament — and get a first-round bye — if the season ended today, because Iowa also lost Thursday, on the road at Indiana.The Hoosiers are led by sophomore guard Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, who is currently fourth in the Big Ten in scoring, averaging 17.6 points per game.“Ferrell is obviously one of the top point guards in the country and (freshman forward Noah) Vonleh is a monster,” Matta said of the Hoosiers two leading scorers. “Just a well-coached basketball team, very good basketball team and it’s another Big Ten war for us.”Despite their record, Indiana isn’t going to be an easy opponent, Scott said.“We know none of our games are going to get easier. Indiana’s a great team,” Scott said. “Their record doesn’t show how good they really are, so we all know that coming into the game. We’re going to be prepared for them and hopefully be ready to play.”The loss to Penn State came on the heels of six wins in seven games for OSU, but Matta said he’s not concerned about his team’s confidence level.“It’s funny because with this quick turnaround, I’m not even worried about confidence,” Matta said. “Our focus is quite honestly, ‘Hey that’s behind us. We can’t change that. Here’s what we gotta do to try to win the basketball game’ … In terms of being 25 games or whatever we are into the season, come on — you gotta man up. You gotta carry your weight around here and get the job done.”Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Assembly Hall.
AS Roma’s sporting director is analyzing legal action against Barcelona over Malcom’s transfer, and Ousmane Dembele is meditating an exit from the Catalan club.The latest FC Barcelona signing Malcom has produced some serious ripple effects in both Rome and Barcelona, the Brazilian’s arrival in the Catalan city came as an unexpected surprise from the AS Roma board of directors. The Italian club’s sporting manager Monchi, explained to Cadena COPE the reason his club might be considering to take legal actions against FC Barcelona. He states that AS Roma had a closed deal with the player and the Catalan club got in the middle of the negotiations. But that’s not all, French winger Ousmane Dembele is very unhappy with Malcom’s arrival because he sees it as a clear message directed towards him.?️ Monchi, director deportivo de la @OfficialASRoma:➡️ “Tengo mensajes con los agentes de Malcom y del presidente del Girondins con el acuerdo cerrado. Esta mañana me piden subir la oferta porque el Barça está pagando más. Estamos valorando si tomar procedimientos legales” pic.twitter.com/OKZbYMBdE8— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) July 24, 2018Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Monchi spoke live with the Spanish radio show Partidazo de COPE about AS Roma’s situation, he confirmed that the Italian club reached an agreement with French club Girondins Bordeaux but Barcelona got in the middle of the negotiation and convinced the player not to honor their deal: “I have all the texts I sent Malcom’s agents and Girondins president in which we reached an agreement for his transfer to AS Roma. Then they asked me to raise the offer this morning because Barcelona offered more money. We are seriously considering taking legal action against both clubs,” said the former Sevilla sporting director to Cadena COPE.?DEMBÉLÉ (@Dembouz) está valorando buscar una salida del Barça. Cree que el fichaje de Malcom demuestra que no se apuesta por él. Su relación con Valverde es distante. Espera que le aclare qué rol tendrá, quiere protagonismo para explotar (….) @partidazocope @deportescope— Helena Condis Edo (@HelenaCondis) July 24, 2018While all that drama is taking place, another situation unfolds in Barcelona with French player Ousmane Dembele. According to Spanish journalist Helena Condis Edo. The player is not happy with Malcom’s arrival and he feels it as an invitation to leave the club due to a lack of trust in his skills. However, Barcelona has already told the media that Dembele will not leave the club because they consider him a very important player for the institution. The Brazilian winger’s arrival should be seen as an increase in competition for Dembele rather than an obstacle in his development as a star inside the Catalan club.
South Korea have appointed former Portugal national team coach Paulo Bento as their new coach. Bento has been appointed to become the South Korean men’s national team head coach.The Korea Football Association (KFA) made the announcement to the public at its headquarters in Seoul. Bento has signed a four-year deal with Korea that would see him take the national team to the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022.The 49-year-old has succeeded Shin Tae-yong who was in charge of the team at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia. Shin wasn’t offered a new deal after his contract ran out at the end of the World Cup with the KFA looking to take the team in another direction.“After reviewing his plans, we believe Bento is a coach who can develop South Korean football if we can support and wait for him for four years,” Kim Pan-gon, the head of the Korea Football Association’s Technical Committee, told a press conference in Seoul on Friday, according to ESPN.South Korean fans will sue after Ronaldo snub Manuel R. Medina – July 30, 2019 Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo did not play in the Bianconeri against K-League All-Stars last Friday and the supporters were angry.Kim admitted that Bento had not been on his original shortlist of three candidates which were reported to include former Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic and Quique Sanchez Flores who has coached extensively in Spain.“While we were in negotiations with the others, we heard that Bento had become available. We were excited with his results at Euro 2012 and while there were problems at the 2014 World Cup, he had already proven his leadership qualities.”Kim also dismissed worries about Bento’s time in China. “Even there, he improved and developed the team’s training. I have no worries at all about his ability.”
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To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery The nominations are out! Who do you want to win at the #GRAMMYs? Reply now and hear works from every nominee on @AppleMusic. https://t.co/2zIYpdaON8 pic.twitter.com/Jm2AmQvzjd— Beats 1 (@Beats1) December 7, 2018Apple Music has teamed up with the Recording Academy to create a playlist that features a wide variety of nominees—yes, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino and more.The playlist includes nominees from Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist. On Dec. 7, CBS, Apple Music and the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Award Show with Apple Music host Zane Lowe, GRAMMY winner Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes and Janelle Monáe. Listen to the playlist here, and don’t forget to tune in to CBS Feb. 10 to catch all your favorite nominees under one roof.While you listen to the playlist, read about what it takes to earn a nomination, and, if you’re up for it, you can also vote for who you think will get voted Best Pop Vocal Album.2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominations List Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? 61st GRAMMY Awards Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? 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H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Listen To Select Category GRAMMY Nominees With Apple Music 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Apple Music has teamed up with the Recording Academy to create a playlist that features all of the nominees from select GRAMMY categories. Get the playlist hereJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Dec 9, 2018 – 9:01 am By now you’re all caught up on the nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards, and you probably know that the 2019 GRAMMY nominees album is now available for pre-order. But what if you don’t want to wait to listen to all your favorite nominees? Well, Apple Music’s got you covered! 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READING, MA — RMLD has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to offer customers a rebate of $1.20 per watt for up to 50% of costs for the installation of solar systems that are 25 kW DC or less.RMLD and DOER will each provide half of the funding for these rebates. The MLP Solar Rebate Program is effective May 20, 2019 through June 30, 2020 or until funding runs out, whichever comes first. All rebate applications for solar systems that are 25 kW DC or less will be processed solely under the MLP Solar Rebate Program while it is in effect.Energy New England (ENE) is administering the program on behalf of DOER and RMLD. Complete program requirements and more information on the application process may be found at https://ee.ene.org/solar/.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Reading Municipal Light Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD Cuts Ribbon For New Battery Energy Storage SystemIn “Government”RMLD Invites Wilmington Customers To Free Solar Workshop On June 20In “Government”RMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On September 15In “Community”
Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET The most-derided character in the Star Wars universe isn’t villainous Darth Vader. It’s awkward Jar Jar Binks. Many people were mystified to see the character’s name trending Monday on Twitter. Thanks a lot, Mark Hamill.All of our traumatic Jar Jar Binks Star Wars prequel memories are suddenly back due to a tweet Hamill sent early Monday. It features a game that generates your Star Wars fate when you choose a phrase connected to your birth month and combine it with a Star Wars character connected to the first letter of your name. 0 TV and Movies 27 Photos Not everyone welcomed the alien. “As if Monday wasn’t annoying enough, then you see that Jar Jar Binks is trending,” tweeted another. Perhaps Jar Jar Binks trending on a Twitter is a sign from the universe that it’s time for us to make peace with the character. Jar Jar Binks, those scripts weren’t your fault. I forgive you. But I’m also glad I wasn’t born in May and that my name doesn’t start with “J.” As if Monday wasn’t annoying enough, then you see that Jar Jar Binks is trending.— Dashley Driveby 👣 (@DashleyDriveby) July 8, 2019 I have no idea why it’s trending, but Jar Jar Binks is the hero we need— Matthew Pate (@MatthewCP8) July 8, 2019 Hamill’s Star Wars fate image seems to have originated with an entertainment site called The Dad, which focuses on jokes, memes and stories for and about fathers. A lot of people are now discovering their Star Wars fates aren’t what they imagined. Actor and comedian Jon Cryer isn’t taking the news of his parentage well. He’s apparently the son the Jar Jar Binks. “Noooooooooooooooo,” he responded. Post a comment For example, my Star Wars fate is “Trained in the force by Han Solo.” Interesting, but not bad. But somebody born in August with a first name of “James” would end up with “Married to Jar Jar Binks.””I refuse to be distracted by such meaningless, moronic time-wasters (especially since my home planet was blown up by an unnamed stormtrooper),” Hamill wrote, setting off a cascade of distraction among his Twitter followers.Jar Jar Binks’ reappearance has left some a bit puzzled. “I have no idea why it’s trending, but Jar Jar Binks is the hero we need,” tweeted one fan. Share your voice Tags I refuse to be distracted by such meaningless, moronic time-wasters (especially since my home planet was blown up by an unnamed stormtrooper).#FickleFingerOfFate 🖕 pic.twitter.com/JnlevrCNpo— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 8, 2019 My father turns out to be Jar Jar Binks?!?Noooooooooooooooo https://t.co/gmrFrQyAC7— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) July 8, 2019 Cosmic dead ringers: 27 super strange-looking space objects Mark Hamill Star Wars Twitter
New Delhi, September 25 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 77.67 points down to stand at 19842.54. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 21.95 points down to stand at 5870.50. BHEL and Zee Entertainment were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.73% and 5.75% along with Apollo Hospitals and Sobha Dev with an increase of 4.82% and 4.56% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Financial Technologies and MCX with a decrease of 9.92% and 4.60% along with JP POWER and HPCL with a decrease of 4.43% and 3.74% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 9.70 points at 11,180.22 while the banking sector is down 103.74 points at 11,494.18 and the realty sector is down 9.88 points at 1,217.68. The Indian currency is up 0.36% at Rs 62.53 per dollar.
Viacom Inc said on Saturday its board members have been unable to meet with controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone because his daughter Shari is blocking access to the media mogul.Viacom’s criticism of Shari Redstone comes a day after Sumner Redstone, 92, removed Viacom Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman and Viacom board member George Abrams from the seven-person trust that will determine the fate of Redstone’s $40 billion media empire that includes Viacom and CBS Corp in the event of his incapacitation or death.”It is clear that Shari Redstone has isolated her father and put his residence on lockdown, which provides clear evidence of her exercise of undue influence,” a spokesperson for Viacom said in a statement.Many attempts by Viacom’s board to meet with Sumner Redstone have been denied, Viacom said.In response, Shari Redstone said in a statement on Saturday: “I fully support my father’s decisions and respect his authority to make them.”Reuters reported on Tuesday that Redstone, who turns 93 next week, had the power to remove certain members of his trust, including Dauman.Sumner Redstone removed Dauman and Abrams as trustees and directors of his privately held movie theatre company National Amusements Inc after he expressed concerns about Viacom’s performance to them and received no response, according to a statement from Michael C Tu, a lawyer representing Redstone.Viacom, like other media companies, has suffered from falling ratings at its cable networks as younger viewers migrate to online and mobile video.A spokesman for Dauman on Friday called the steps to remove him from the trust “illegal and invalid.”The move by the elder Redstone is a victory for his daughter, who is also on the trust and vice-chair of CBS and Viacom, giving her more certain control to determine the fate of her father’s empire.Shari Redstone and Dauman have clashed in the past. She opposed his elevation to the post of executive chairman of Viacom in February, a role her father supported.The Sumner M Redstone National Amusements Inc Trust owns about 80 percent of Redstone’s privately-held National Amusements Inc, which in turn owns 80 percent of the voting rights in both Viacom and CBS.After Sumner Redstone dies or is incapacitated, the trust will determine all matters that come to a shareholder vote at both companies, including potential mergers or acquisitions.With the removal of Abrams and Dauman, Shari Redstone will have majority support among the trust’s members, who include Shari’s son, lawyer Tyler Korff, and David Andelman, another lawyer who is on the CBS board.The trust’s other members are Norman Jacobs, Sumner Redstone’s divorce lawyer, and Leonard Lewin, an attorney who represented Redstone’s first wife, Phyllis, in her divorce from Sumner.
Author Jon Meacham was in Houston on May 11 to discuss his latest book, The Soul of America, which takes a look at some particularly trying times in our nation’s history when presidents and ordinary citizens came together to overcome fear and hate.Houston Matters host Craig Cohen interviewed Meacham in front of a live audience at Christ Church Cathedral downtown as part of an event hosted by Brazos Bookstore. In the audio above, we hear some highlights from their conversation.On Performing Barbara Bush’s EulogyMeacham said it was “the honor of a lifetime.” He said Mrs. Bush called him two years ago to ask him to do her eulogy. And he said, “We’ll ma’am, you’ll probably bury me.” To which she replied, “Well, that’s the plan.”After the funeral, featuring former presidents and numerous dignitaries, there was one thing missing, he said.“At the end of that day…the person I most wanted to call and give her all the details was Mrs. Bush,” Meacham said. “I hope we all have people like this in our lives.” On the Seemingly ‘Unprecedented’ State of Things in AmericaAfter violence broke out during protests and counter protests last year in Charlottesville, Va., and Pres. Trump was slow to condemn it, people decried the violence on social media saying things like, “This is not normal,” or “This has never happened before.”Meacham said: “I think we have to beware of the narcissism of the present — the sense that everything that we experience is unprecedented because it forecloses the possibility of learning from the past. And it dishonors, really — it certainly discounts — the sacrifices, the remarkable achievements of those who have led us to higher ground.”When people say those sorts of things, he continued, “Tell it to John Lewis when he was concussed on the streets of Selma. Tell that to Rosa Parks when she was booked at the Montgomery City Police Department. Tell it to the three civil rights workers who were killed in Neshoba County. Tell it to gay Americans, who only three years ago — not quite — were finally granted equal protection under the law.”He acknowledges the fact that because terrible things have happened in the past doesn’t negate the importance of what’s happening now.“This is not a message ‘relax we’ve gotten through it.’ The message is ‘lets get to work because we’ve gotten though it.’” On American Leadership Throughout HistoryMeacham said there are many examples in our nation’s history of leaders stepping up and leaders falling short.“Imperfection is the rule — not the exception very clearly,” Meacham said. “One of the reasons I do what I do is the human drama of history is so fascinating. If they were uncomplicated figures they would be less intriguing to write about and to engage.”MORE: Jon Meacham Discusses His Biography of George H.W. Bush 00:00 /17:41 Listen X Author Photo: Heidi Ross Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /06:08 Some Houston law professors are among more than 1,700 across the country who have signed a letter urging Senators not to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.The letter was published in The New York Times on Wednesday. According to The Times, the letter will be presented to the Senate today.This comes as Senators are reviewing the FBI’s supplemental background check about allegations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee. The Senate is expected to vote on his confirmation in the coming days.The letter says: “We are law professors who teach, research and write about the judicial institutions of this country. Many of us appear in state and federal court, and our work means that we will continue to do so, including before the United States Supreme Court. We regret that we feel compelled to write to you, our Senators, to provide our views that at the Senate hearings on Sept. 27, Judge Brett Kavanaugh displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be disqualifying for any court, and certainly for elevation to the highest court of this land.”The full letter with attorney’s signatures:View Fullscreen In the audio above, we hear from several law professors from Houston and Texas who have signed the letter.For Ellen Marrus of the University of Houston Law Center, she says for her it came down to ethics. She says she also signed another letter going before the Senate today specifically from women who teach law across the country.Her fellow UH Law colleague, Blake Hudson, also signed the letter in The New York Times. He says while the law professors who signed might have differing opinions on a variety of issues, they all agreed that Kavanaugh’s temperament was unfit for the highest court in the land.Emily Albrink Hartigan is with St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. She says she wants Senators to find another nominee to the Supreme Court.And law professor William Forbath from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law says he signed the letter against Kavanaugh’s confirmation because he thinks the judge can’t move beyond partisan politics. Win McNamee/Pool Photo via APSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP) Share X
Story Links Australia’s Emma McKeon won bronze in 56.61 and Elena di Liddo broke her own Italian record to take fourth in 57.07. Australia’s Brianna Throssell (57.09), Worrell Dahlia (57.11), and Sweden’s Louise Hansson (57.16) a nail behind. France’s Marie Wattel took eighth in 57.29.Print Friendly Version University of Louisville swimmer Kelsi Worrell Dahlia finished sixth in the world in the 100M butterfly finals at the FINA World Championships last night in Gwangju, Korea. Kelsi Worrell Dahlia touched in 57.11 to take sixth. The event was won by Canada’s Maggie MacNeil, who won in an upset of favorite Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden. Sjostrom took an early lead, nearly a second ahead of MacNeil, who made the turn sitting in fifth. MacNeil powered past her to win in 55.83 to the Swede’s 56.22. Sjostrom had held all 10 of the all-time top 10 times in the event and was one of two women to ever break 56.
© 2012 Phys.org The dark side of kerosene lamps: High black-carbon emissions Citation: Duo create GravityLight: Lamp that runs off of gravity (w/ video) (2012, December 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-duo-gravitylight-lamp-gravity-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: www.indiegogo.com/projects/282006 Explore further (Phys.org)—London based designers Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves have created what they are calling the GravityLight, an LED lamp that runs off of nothing but gravity. The purpose of the lamp is to provide people in third world countries with an alternative to kerosene lamps which cause burns and lung ailments to millions of people too poor to afford any other source of light. The lamp is as simple as it is inexpensive. A cable hangs from a gear mechanism holding onto a plastic bag filled with dirt or rocks. The energy created by gravity pulling the bag downwards is enough to power an LED bulb for up to half an hour. Riddiford and Reeves have posted their creation on the fund sourcing site indiegogo and thus far pledges have doubled the $55,000 goal.The two note on their page that over a billion and a half people in the world today have no access to a reliable electricity source. When it gets dark, their only light source comes through burning wood, peat, or other biomass materials – the most popular by far, is kerosene. They also note that the World Bank has recently estimated that up to three quarters of a billion women and children regularly inhale smoke from kerosene lanterns, which is they say, equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day – a situation that leads quite naturally to very high lung cancer rates. Also, millions of people are burned each year when kerosene lamps are accidently upended. There’s also the problem of carbon dioxide being added to the atmosphere – collectively about 244 million tonnes a year. All in all they paint a very dire picture. To help fix the problem, the two have spent the past four years looking for and building various lighting options and have now settled on their GravityLight.Their lamp has no batteries and is made in a way the two say will last for a very long time. The weight that drives the lamp is free and collectable virtually anywhere and providing a lamp that doesn’t have any recurring costs will allow, the two say, those that have relied on kerosene lamps to use the money they have been spending on fuel, for other essentials. The overall goal is an improved quality of life.The two expect the GravityLight to originally sell for just $10. After ramping up, they expect that cost to drop to just $5.
Pushpa, a book that recollects the experiences of Inger Solberg, a Scandinavian Designer in India, was recently released at the Danish Ambassador’s residence in New Delhi. Eminent personalities from the world of literature, films and theatre, among others attended the function. Commenting on the release of the first in a series of books to soon follow, the author, Inger Solberg commented, “Since I live in this wonderfully magical country full of love, spices and diversity, I have also spiked my stories with a bit of Indian garam masala. Everything tastes better with spices added to it, and so do the stories in my book.” The 280- page book is published by Mahaveer Publications, a prominent Indian publishing house is priced at INR 175 for the paperback edition. The book can be purchased from prominent bookstores all over South Asia including India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, etc.Welcoming the author, Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India said, “This is part of the endeavours of the Danish Embassy to promote Danish authors and artists in India.” A part of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be contributed towards charity for the betterment of battered and under privileged women.
Sony’s X9000C series of 4K Bravia TVsShipments of 4K LCD TV panels exceeded three million units in April, setting a new monthly record, according to IHS figures. The research firm said that in April, 4K TV panels accounted for 14% of all TV panels shipped, with shipments continuing to rise driven by “forces on both the supply side and the demand side.”IHS said that 20% of all TV panels forecast to ship in 2016 will be 4K panels – thanks to a trend towards higher resolutions in the high-end TV segment and better production efficiency among panel makers.“Prices for 4K TV panels continued to decline in 2014 and early this year, causing a rise in their adoption. Most global TV brands have now launched 4K UHD products and are introducing more 4K models to their television offerings,” said Linda Lin, senior analyst, IHS Technology.