Samsung Goes Brave New World With 40Inch OLED Panel

first_img Samsung is currently limited to OLED panels up to 31-inches on its production lines. The show-stopping 40-inch panel was created on a pilot-line. The driver board is a low temperature poly-Si TFT. It is made by the super grain silicon technology without the use of lasers. The current mass production line is not tooled for the 40-inch panel. Nikkei Electronics reporter Takuya Otani, quotes a Samsung staffer saying, the RGB organic light emitting materials are formed by vapor deposits. A fine metal mask is employed. Fluorescent materials are used for red and green and phosphorescent materials are used for the color blue. In order to reduce variations in luminance, the panel incorporates a circuit that equalizes the current on the screen. The Samsung 40-inch OLED panel is a bottom emission type with a microcavity structure to improve the color gamut, added the staffer. In other news, Samsung showed off its 14.1-inch OLED TV and a 31-inch OLED TV during GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. According to Bo Joong Kim, General Manager of the AV Division of Samsung Gulf Electronics LTD, the finished products on display weigh 40-percent less than conventional HDTV LCD models. Moreover, the contrast ration is one million to one with a color gamut of 107-percent and brightness of 550 cd/m2. Samsung hopes to have mid-to-large size OLED TVs available to the consumer by 2010. Mr. Kim says, “OLED TVs represent greater technology innovation and set a new standard for TV sophistication.” Currently, the significant cost to consumers for small screen OLED TVs presents a barrier to average consumers. The Sony EXL-1, an 11-inch OLED is priced in the neighborhood of $2500. LG and others have joined the OLED band-wagon. A great deal can happen in the next couple of years which may influence the high cost of producing the OLED TVs. Prices have a way of adjusting to market conditions and fluctuating production costs. (PhysOrg.com) — Samsung showed off its 40-inch OLED panel at FPD International in Yokahama, Japan. It is a work in progress with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, a contrast ratio of a million to one and a color gamut of 107-percent NTSC. The 40-inch OLED panel has a peak luminance of 600 cd/m2. The jaw-dropper is the 8.9mm depth of this pilot line model. Samsung’s 40-inch OLED TV. Via Nikkei Electronics/Tech-On Samsung introduces first mirror and transparent OLED display panels Citation: Samsung Goes Brave New World With 40-Inch OLED Panel (2008, October 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-samsung-brave-world-inch-oled.html 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.last_img read more

Microsofts Visual Studio will gain some Expression

first_img Explore further Microsoft Expression was first introduced for designers in 2005 as a collection of tools that enabled its users to design web applications. At the time, software industry watchers saw the arrival of Expression as Microsoft’s attempt to attract design-suite customers with this new bundle of four applications. As Adobe was considered to be the company offering the ultimate tools for professional design and web development, questions were even raised if Adobe should be worried about a bite from these new Expression tools.The collection has become well known for delivering design tools for activities such as creating graphical user interfaces for web and desktop applications, a video-editing program, and illustration tools for web images. The Microsoft site describing all the changes is positioning this as a drive to provide customers with a unified solution. That solution is Visual Studio, which is to integrate some parts of the Expression technology. “Microsoft is committed to providing best-in-class tools for building modern applications. In support of these industry trends Microsoft is consolidating our lead design and development offerings—Expression and Visual Studio—to offer all of our customers a unified solution that brings together the best of Web and modern development patterns.”Microsoft said Blend, which has been part of the Expression suite, will continue to ship as a standalone tool with Visual Studio 2012, to serve as a design-centric environment for building Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps. Customers can no longer purchase Expression Studio 4 Ultimate and Expression Studio 4 Web Professional. For customers who previously purchased these products, components will be supported through their support lifecycle.Expression Design 4. and Expression Web 4 are available for download free but technical support is unavailable for the free versions. Expression Encoder 4 Pro will be available for purchase through 2013, with support available through its support lifecycle, but no new versions will be developed. Expression Encoder 4 remains available for download at no charge. (Phys.org)—This week, Microsoft design tools for Windows and Windows Phone took a surprise turn with the company’s announcement that components of “Expression” were in for some big changes. Microsoft announced there will be an end of its support lifeline for some of the company’s Expression design tools, in its new resolve to consolidate elements of Express with Visual Studio. This is not a total phaseout but a consolidation move where some parts of the collection are marked for retirement. © 2012 Phys.org More information: www.microsoft.com/expression/center_img Microsoft Releases Visual Studio Tools for Applications SDK Citation: Microsoft’s Visual Studio will gain some Expression (2012, December 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-microsoft-visual-studio-gain.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Musk is testing xwing style fins spaceport drone ship

first_img SpaceX chief Elon Musk eyes Internet satellites 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. Musk tweeted over the weekend: “Testing operation of hypersonic grid fins (x-wing config) going on next flight.” “Grid fins are stowed on ascent and then deploy on reentry for ‘x-wing’ style control. Each fin moves independently for pitch/yaw/roll.” Another tweet: “Autonomous spaceport drone ship. Thrusters repurposed from deep sea oil rigs hold position within 3m even in a storm.” And still another: “Base is 300 ft by 100 ft, with wings that extend width to 170 ft. Will allow refuel & rocket flyback in future.” In sum, Musk is showing off rockets with ‘X-wings’ and landing pads in the sea, said The Verge; Dante D’Orazio wrote about the Tweets on Sunday: The latest version of SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rocket has a set of four independently adjustable fins. “The grid fins are designed to deploy only after takeoff, when they’ll work together with thrusters to help the rocket maneuver itself into position for those spectacular vertical landings.” UPI noted the fins are referred to with ‘x-wing config.’ for the shape they make jetting out in four separate directions. Darrell Etherington of TechCrunch said the fins “could help spacecraft navigate upon re-entry after delivering personnel or cargo to an orbiting space station.” The new modifications to the rocket should make atmospheric navigation easier, he added.As Musk also revealed, SpaceX is developing seafaring spaceport drones for landing, as TechCrunch put. These could be a safe and reliable targets for landing spaceships and, Etherington said, also mean that re-entering craft are away from any populated areas. This is an autonomous spaceport platform, using thrusters from oil rigs. The Verge said that the spaceports at sea are designed to give the reusable rockets a place both to land and refuel before taking back off for space.Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010, said the SpaceX site. The company made more history in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth. Testing operation of hypersonic grid fins (x-wing config) going on next flight pic.twitter.com/O1tMSIXxsT— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2014Autonomous spaceport drone ship. Thrusters repurposed from deep sea oil rigs hold position within 3m even in a storm. pic.twitter.com/wJFOnGdt9w— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2014Falcon 9 was made from the start to be reusable, designed for capable landing with the precision of a helicopter. It is intended for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit.Currently under development is the Falcon Heavy, according to the company, which will be the world’s most powerful rocket. “All the while, SpaceX continues to work toward one of its key goals—developing reusable rockets, to transform space exploration.””Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller,” said Etherington, “sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution.” © 2014 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org) —Elon Musk over the weekend sent out a number of tweets about what’s up at SpaceX in its rocket endeavors, talking about features that triggered a steady response stream of “Awesome,” “Rad,” and “Wow” reactions from Musk enthusiasts, eager to track the progress of the SpaceX reusable rocket program. Citation: Musk is testing x-wing style fins, spaceport drone ship (2014, November 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-11-musk-x-wing-style-fins-spaceport.htmllast_img read more

You Are Probably Overconfident If You Skip This Doubly So

first_img2. We’d get to the bottom safe and sound. But the more my friends and I skied, the more certain we were of our ability to get it right. Here’s what happened over and over again: 1. We’d get to a slope, assess the risk and decide to ski. 3. We’d pat ourselves on the back for being so good at judging avalanche danger. 4. Repeat. You don’t have to know much about backcountry skiing to imagine how dangerous a feedback loop like this can be. We were attributing a positive outcome to our skill, when it just as likely could have been (and probably was) luck.center_img Read the whole story: The New York Times … Just look at Daniel Kahneman. The guy won a Nobel Prize in economics for research into these exact biases. You know how he responded when an interviewer asked if he was less likely to make poor decisions because of his work? “Not at all,” he said. “And furthermore, I have to confess, I’m also very overconfident. Even that I haven’t learned. It’s hard to get rid of those things.” When I lived in the mountains of Utah, I used to ski in the backcountry often. This is not resort skiing, and there is no patrol checking for avalanche risk, so assessing that risk becomes your own responsibility. It is an imprecise science, and there is always a chance you’ll get it wrong.last_img read more

Hello spring

first_imgDastkar Basant 2014 will showcase the creativity and quality of textiles, crafts & natural products representing 60 different regional craft traditions from 22 States across India, brought to you by the craftspeople themselves.Wonderful regional handloom weaves like maheshwari, banarasi, tussar, Odisha and Andhra ikats as well as Uppada and Ghadwal sarees and fine bandhini will be available, along with block-print textiles in the Bagh, Ajrakh, Bagru and Sanganeri styles. Garments, fabrics and decoratives embellished with regional embroideries like Ari, Kutchh stitching, Sindhi, Lambani, Kantha, Kasuti or Sujni will be present. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’West Bengal’s vibrant and colourful Chhau dance performances will be showcased from 15th to 17th February.Food Court features Maharashtra and Bengali regional cuisines as well as Mughlai and Chaat specialities. Visitors will also get a chance to experience Rajasthani nomadic jogi musicians preparing delicious bajra roti meals then playing their ektaara bhapang in interactive sessions of melodious folk singing.WHEN: 14 to 23 FebruaryWHERE: Nature Bazaar venue, Kisan Haat, Andheria Modelast_img read more

Mixing drawing and sculptures

first_imgGallery Espace presents a solo show of recent sculptures and drawings by Ahmedabad-based artist Amit Ambalal at Gallery Espace, from 14 March till 5 April. Talking about his sculptures, Amit said, ‘At an art material shop, by chance, I saw some clay kind of material. Its colours were most suited to my palette – pure and basic. When I tried to work with it, I felt that the material was most friendly and could collaborate well with my thought process. I felt as if I was applying colours not on the canvas but in space. The process was closer to painting rather than sculpting.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Elaborating more on his art works, he further said that the starting point for his  work is mostly from the things around him. The parrots in his mother’s courtyard that ?y away as soon as they see him coming, monkeys that break tiles of his studio roof, painting and pichhvais of Nathdwara, daily newspapers or even pages from his several sketchbooks.’Amit Ambalal, born in Ahmedabad in 1943, had no formal training in an art school, but was under the guidance of artist and teacher Chhaganlal Jadhav. Qualified in Arts, Commerce and Law, he was a businessman prior to taking up painting full-time since 1979. His interests in the arts extend to historical research, documentation and collection. His book on the subject, Krishna as Shrinathji – Rajasthani Paintings from Nathdwara was published by Mapin in 1987. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHis paintings make an interesting interface with his passion for the art history of devotional pictures from Nathdwara. While on the one hand there is the historian’s aesthetic interest, there is equally the critical comment of the humorist in his work. He portrays the eccentricities of human behaviour with great imagination imparting a cheerful feeling to his paintings. He is interested in teasing out the manifestation of the irrational in the seemingly mundane through representation of the everyday and the divine. Form and meaning are often the same, welded together in a language that has been designed to convey his satirical examination.WHEN: 14 March- 5 AprilWHERE: Gallery Espace, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colonylast_img read more

Game set read

first_imgScent of a Game authored by Raghav Chandra, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture/ADF/Culture, Government of India is all set to be launched amidst a lot of interesting conversations. The book will be released by Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India.  Scent of a Game is set against the backdrop of wildlife conservation and draws together several themes extending from tiger poaching, big game hunting and  illegal trade of endangered species.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’These themes are woven into place, in a fast paced and gripping story line that draws the reader’s attention to pressing environmental issues whilst contributing to a transformation in their understanding of not just the tiger and it’s environment, but lends new perspective on their take on life itself.The launch will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic of Tiger and the Environment: Role that Corporates and other stakeholders can play in Conservation and will have panelists representing some leading voices in the area of wildlife conversation. WHERE: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat CentreWHEN: 22 Maylast_img read more

Domjur murder case Four more arrested

first_imgKolkata: Howrah Rural Police have arrested four more persons in connection with the murder of a bank employee, Partha Chakraborty, at Domjur.The incident was reconstructed by prime accused Shaikh Samsuddin. Previously, police arrested Samsuddin and his father Mansur Ali.Later in due course of investigation, police got hint that other family members of Samsuddin might have some connection with the murder. On Wednesday, police interrogated Samsuddin’s wife Rojina Begum and his mother J Begum. Following another interrogation of Samsuddin, police became sure about their connection. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeLater, both his mother and wife were arrested. Police also arrested his brother Shaikh Jasimuddin and Jasimuddin’s wife Rabia Begum as they were also a part of the whole act.According to the sources, when the murder was committed, all of them were inside the house. However, they claim that they came to know after it happened. After mutilating Chakraborty’s body, Samsuddin went to dispose it while others were busy cleaning the blood on the floor.Rojina felt uneasy on seeing the pool of blood on the floor. Though Rojina tried to reveal the incident, she was stopped by others and convinced not to tell others about the murder. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”All the family members are involved in wiping out evidences,” said an official of Howrah Rural police. On Thursday, police took Samsuddin to his home for reconstructing the murder plot. He showed how Chakraborty was brought in and murdered. He also showed how his family members wiped out evidence.On August 30, Partha Chakraborty was murdered and his body was dismembered. Later, his torso was found inside a sack, wrapped with sponge and pieces of cloth. On noticing a sack with blood dripping from inside, locals informed the police.last_img read more

Sundarini Naturals to offer organic sweets through two new outlets

first_imgKolkata: In a major stride towards product diversification, Sunderban Cooperative Milk and Livestock Producers’ Ltd (SCMLPL), which offers packaged milk and a plethora of milk products under the brand name Sundarini Naturals, will soon introduce two outlets for organic sweets.”People are becoming health conscious nowadays and demand for organic products is picking up. Organic vegetables are sold at departmental stores across the city and are quite popular. Exclusive outlets for organic sweets will be the first of its kind in the city, which is known for its love for sweets,” said a senior official of SCMLPL. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIf everything goes as per plan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will launch the two outlets from Gangasagar during her visit from January 26 to 28. The two stores that are being set up in PPP mode will be located at Kankurgachi and Manicktala. App-based delivery to households from these two stores will also be introduced soon. “We will first get an idea of the demand for such sweets in the first two months and then will go for advertisements to have more such ventures under PPP mode,” the official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe special attraction will be the Fruit Delite and Orange Bangla varieties that will be priced at around Rs 25-30 per piece. There will be Rosogolla, Gulab Jamun, Rajbhog, Roshomalai and sandesh varieties like Golappatti, Barfi and Kalakand on offer. The prices will start from Rs 12-15 and will go up depending on the size and variety. A trial run for the sweets was successfully conducted, following which the decision of launching the product was taken.last_img read more

Poster of film Gandhi Memorabilia launched in the Capital

first_imgAfter winning numerous accolades for their debut movie, Mantostaan which was screened at the Cannes International Film Festival 2016, father-son duo Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh and Aditya Pratap Singh are back with another creative piece of Cinema – Gandhi Memorabilia, an Indo-US project based on father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.The first poster of the movie was released by the father-son duo and actress of this movie Daria Koshelev at New Delhi. Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh, director said it clearly that the movie is not a documentary, and different from others. The movie is based on the thoughts of Gandhi, he said. He even said the movie is not a biography and Gandhi is not only about truth and non-violence. The makers of the movie have tried to showcase the unseen parts of Bapu. The leading actor Daria Kosheleva, said, it’s her first project in India and she is highly inspired by Gandhi’s thoughts.last_img read more

Sneakpeek into Mayurakshi

first_imgStalwarts of Bengali cinema, Soumitra Chattopadhyay and Prosenjit Chattopadhyay, came together to launch the trailer of their upcoming film Mayurakshi. Directed by acclaimed director, Atanu Ghosh, this movie depicts the unbreakable bond between a father and son in a modern world of stress and isolation. Actors Sudiptaa Chakraborty, Gargee Roy Chowdhury and Indrani Halder were also present on the launch at PVR, Mani Square Mall.Speaking on the occasion, Atanu Ghosh said, “I have been inundated with calls and texts from everyone telling me how much they loved the teasers. Mayurakshi is a very mainstream entertaining film from start to finish. I am hoping audiences will flock to the theatres and love this movie.”Mayurakshi is the seventh film by Atanu Ghosh and the first film to bring two of the greatest names in Bengali cinema – Soumitra and Prosenjit – together in pivotol roles.last_img read more

TMC will never implement NRC in Bengal Partha

first_imgKolkata: The Bengal government will never implement the National Register of Citizens to divide people and the society, said Partha Chatterjee, secretary general of Trinamool Congress, on Friday.Reacting sharply to the statement made by BJP national president Amit Shah at an election meeting held in Alipurduar on Friday, he said that if BJP is elected in Bengal, it will implement NRC and drive out the ‘infiltrators’. “Trinamool Congress is against NRC which is used to divide people and terrorise them. We are against any policy that divides people,” he said, adding: “BJP is talking conveniently regarding the matter. In some states they are saying that NRC will not be implemented, while in some others they are saying that it will be implemented.” He pointed out that in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, BJP will be washed out so the question of implementing NRC will not come up. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataCriticising the BJP leaders for using unparliamentary language, Chatterjee said: “It is most unfortunate that from Narendra Modi to Sayantan Basu, BJP leaders are using such filthy language which does not go with Bengal’s political culture. BJP has created history through its use of obnoxious language.” Asked why Trinamool Congress leaders are going to the temples before starting their campaign, Chatterjee said: “It is because Trinamool is a secular party. We are visiting the temples, churches and mosques. Ask why BJP leaders are not visiting the churches or mosques. Secular persons respect people belonging to different religions, castes and creed, while the non-secular ones have no respect for people belonging to other religions.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe said that in the name of note ban, common people had been harassed. Many of them died in the queues waiting to withdraw their own money from the bank. “But Modi is silent on the issue. In the past five years, he did not call any press conference. However, he is spending crores of rupees for his own publicity,” he added. Criticising Shah for his statement that people were not allowed to vote in the Panchayat election, he said: “BJP is circulating lies but is never telling the truth that they have failed to field candidates in most areas.” Reacting sharply to the BJP leader’s statement that Trinamool will be ousted from Bengal, he said: “The Assembly election will be held in 2021” and advised Shah to ensure that the party can deploy workers in the polling stations. “The people of Bengal are with Mamata Banerjee, whom they trust. They have seen how she had launched movements to oust CPI(M). But BJP cannot launch any movement. They can only talk big to confuse people,” Chatterjee added.last_img read more

Mamata compares Modi to fascist Hitler

first_imgCooch Behar: Comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Germany’s fascist leader Hitler, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee challenged him to take part in a meeting with her to inform people about the development projects that have been taken up in the past five years by the Central and state governments.Banerjee was addressing a mammoth rally at Rash Mela Grounds on Monday afternoon. “I challenge Modi to hold a meeting where he should inform the country about the development projects that have been taken up in the past five years. If I have misinformed people about the development projects, I will tender apology and at the same time, he will have to tender apology if he has done the same,” she said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”TMC is not afraid of Modi, Bengal is not afraid of Modi. My whole life I have fought against injustice. I have been beaten black and blue by the CPI(M) but I was never afraid. Even guns cannot scare me, let alone Modi’s threats,” an irate Banerjee said. Labelling Modi and BJP president Amit Shah as “Duryodhana and Dushashan” (antagonists of the epic Mahabharata), Banerjee alleged that the duo was suffering from “Binash Kaley Biporit Buddhi” (as the time is coming near they are losing their senses) syndrome. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateShe said: “In the past years, Modi has spoken only lies and travelled extensively to foreign countries. No development has been carried out by the Centre. Note ban has ruined thousands of people. Twelve thousand farmers have committed suicide. The economy of the country has been shattered. To divert the attention of the people, he is speaking lies and only lies.” “The country wants to know what he has done in the past five years. Instead of giving replies to the queries of the people, he is asking me questions,” she added. “Modi wants to know what I had done as the Union Railway minister. I had introduced new trains throughout the country. A new train was introduced connecting Jalpaiguri with Kamakhya. Chandrabandha has been made into a model railway station. Local train services have improved throughout Bengal,” the Trinamool supremo said. Banerjee said those who have raised questions about the performance of the Centre have been tortured and Modi has set Central agencies against them. “He is using ED, CBI and DRI to scare people who oppose him. He has lowered the prestige of these institutions,” she added. Calling Modi an “expiry Prime Minister”, Banerjee reiterated that the people in the country are ready to “oust this humbug fake chowkidar, who talks big and never keeps his promises.” She maintained that in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Odisha and Bengal BJP will experience landslide defeat, while in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, their seats will come down. Banerjee said: “Modi is arrogant and is using the kind of language that does not go with his position. We have never such an arrogant Prime Minister in India.” The Trinamool supremo then reminded all present in the grounds of how people were suffering in Assam owing to NRC. “Names of more than four lakh people have been struck off the list. Families are perishing. Now he wants to implement NRC and Citizenship Amendment Bill in Bengal. We will never allow a rerun of Assam here. They will never succeed in their sinister designs,” she stated. She said in 2014 before the Lok Sabha poll, BJP had raised the Saradha issue and then subsequently in all the elections in 2016, the same issue was raised. “They are raising it again now. The Saradha chit fund company was started in CPI(M)’s regime. Why were none of its leaders arrested?” she questioned, adding that “Modi himself had shared the dais with a leader whose name had been tainted in the same scam.” Banerjee said that in the past seven years, extensive development has been carried out all over the state. Projects like Kanyashree, Sabuj Sathi and Yubashree have benefitted crores of people. Khadyasathi itself has benefitted 8.5 crore people. Before the Cooch Behar rally, Banerjee had addressed a campaign rally at Nagra-kata in Jalpaiguri. She urged people to vote for the Trinamool candidate to set up a stable and secular government in Delhi. From Cooch Behar, she travelled to Siliguri via helicopter. On arrival, Banerjee walked from Salugarah to the hotel where she will be staying. On the way she spoke to the bystanders waiting to catch a glimpse of her. She asked them personally to attend the TMC rally at Baghajatin Park, Siliguri on April 13.last_img read more

Vice President confers lifetime achievement awards to Indian legends

first_imgT N Krishnan, Ratan Thiyam and Satish Gujral get Legends of India Lifetime Achievement Award 2018Three visionaries in their respective fields – Shilpa Guru Satish Gujral, Sangeet Guru T N Krishnan, and Natya Guru Ratan Thiyam were awarded this year’s ‘Legends of India Lifetime Achievement Awards.’Announcing the names of the awardees, Chairman of the Awards Committee and former Foreign Secretary Lalit Mansingh commented that this award is a recognition of the living legends for igniting young minds with the rich heritage of Indian art. In a colorful program held on August 31, the awardees were handed over gold plaques with an angavastra and cash awards by M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking on the occasion Naidu said, “This is really a moment of pride because the ‘Legends of India Lifetime Achievement Awards’ have gained appreciation from the cultural community. These awards are an appreciation for artists whose contribution in the field of theatre, music and fine arts is well recognized not only in India but all over the world.”Founded by Dipayan Mazumdar, ‘Legends of India’ has been connecting the younger generations with classical music and other traditional art forms of India by holding regular performances and discourses in the country and abroad since 1999. Simultaneously, the living legends of music, dance, drama, visual arts and other related fields have been conferred ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ since 2002. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMazumdar said, “All of us need to do much more for the sustenance of the traditional art forms. If they are not made a part of our basic education syllabi, they will soon become mere showpieces.” “I am honored, privileged and humbled. I thank god and my gurus for their blessings” said T N Krishnan.”The Legends of India’s efforts in preserving and promoting the Indian art and culture are commendable,” said Satish Gujral, who graciously donated the token amount of the award towards the Kerala Relief Fund.Inspired by this gesture, Dipayan Mazumdar, Founder Chairman, LOI, announced that Legends of India would donate the same amount to help the victims of Kerala floods.last_img read more

Seperate dock systems sought for KoPT

first_imgKolkata: Separate dock systems should be developed with ship-to-shore handling facility to ease congestion in Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) due to traffic from Chittagoing port, a chamber of commerce paper said Wednesday. The separate dock system would help to efficiently handle growing Bangladesh and coastal cargo, an ASSOCHAM paper on shipping, ports, customs and inland waterways said. The paper also suggested that the separate dock system was necessary since KoPT does not permit transhipment. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The permission for transhipment of Bangladesh export cargo via Indian Ports like Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Mundra Port will help create a reverse cargo flow from Bangladesh, it said. Assocham suggested coastal exim cargo for Bangladesh can have the flexibility to avail direct port entry for exports from Kolkata, instead of container freight station routing so that trade volumes grow. This would serve as revenue incentive,” it said. The Inland Waterways Authority is building coastal shipping infrastructure, including multi-modal terminals till Allahabad begining from Haldia.last_img read more

Eating plantbased foods to better heart health

first_imgEating mostly plant-based and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases, a study claims. “While you don’t have to give up foods derived from animals completely, our study does suggest that eating a larger proportion of plant-based foods and a smaller proportion of animal-based foods may help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other type of cardiovascular disease,” said Casey M Rebholz, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, reviewed a database of food intake information from over 10,000 middle-aged US adults who were monitored from 1987 through 2016 and did not have cardiovascular disease at the start of the study. The researchers then categorised the participants’ eating patterns by the proportion of plant-based foods they ate versus animal-based foods. People who ate the most plant-based foods overall had a 16 per cent lower risk of having a cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks, stroke, heart failure and other conditions, 32 per cent lower risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease and 25 per cent lower risk of dying from any cause compared to those who ate the least amount of plant-based foods. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Our findings underscore the importance of focusing on your diet. There might be some variability in terms of individual foods, but to reduce cardiovascular disease risk people should eat more vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fruits, legumes and fewer animal-based foods. “These findings are pretty consistent with previous findings about other dietary patterns, including the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH diet, which emphasise the same food items,” Rebholz said. This is one of the first studies to examine the proportion of plant-based versus animal-based dietary patterns in the general population, noted Rebholz. Prior studies have shown heart-health benefits from plant-based diets but only in specific populations of people, such as vegetarians or Seventh Day Adventists who eat a mostly vegan diet. The study was observational, which means did not prove cause and effect.last_img read more

Watch Samurai slicing a 100 mph fastball is not Chris Sale

first_imgIt’s been said that the hardest thing to do is hit a baseball. Hitting a 100 mph mph major league league fastball takes rare hand eye coordination that few possess. But, even Barry Bonds at his most juiced couldn’t draw a samurai sword from a sheath and slice a 100 mph heater in half.One Samurai combined took his love of the national pastime and cutting things into an unbelievable BP sesh.Check out the video:Somebody get this guy a contract before before he kills all the baseballs. Your move Chris Sale.last_img read more

Too much NFL replay review is killing the flow of the game

first_imgToo much NFL replay review is killing the flow of the gameIn the Steelers/Titans game last night, Colin was annoyed when a seemingly obvious Le’ Veon touchdown was overturned on review because he was short by a blade of grass. The time that was spent reviewing killed the flow of the game, despite technically being the correct.Replay is fine to get important calls in crucial situation right, but mandatory touchdown reviews and garden variety challenges take away from the fan experience and make the game less enjoyable. Right now, too much replay is a drag on the game. Guests:Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst Is in-studio to discuss replay ruining the flow of the game, and Marcus Mariota’s struggles.Sam Farmer – L.A. Times NFL Reporter is in-studio talking UCLA/USC; Rosen vs. Darnold, and what his sources tell him about their decisions to stay or leave for the NFL.Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio discussing if LeBron could end up with the Knicks; and why LeBron will stay in Cleveland if the Cavs lose to Boston in the East.Danny Kanell – FS1 Analyst joins the show to talk Rosen vs. Darnold; and why he thinks Baker Mayfield is the best college quarterback prospect. Marcus Mariota’s silence is hurting him as an NFL quarterbackMarcus Mariota hasn’t taken the next step this year, and last night played poorly in a loss to the Steelers. Colin thinks there are many reasons for Mariota’s struggles, but his quiet nature could be one of the problems.NFL quarterback is the one position on a football team that requires constant communication and adjustments to make sure everyone is always on the same page. Against Pittsburgh, there were a number of plays where Mariota appeared to have miscommunication with his receivers. 10 weeks into the season, that shouldn’t be happening. The only way to fix those problems is by talking.Historically, most highly successful NFL starters have been great verbal communicators. Favre, Brady, and Peyton Manning are just a few examples of guys that never shut up. Mariota needs to speak up.last_img read more

Web Sites Adapt to Mobile Access

first_img Most cell phone, smartphone and PDA owners have an option to surf the web from their mobile devices. But in the U.S., few actually exercise that option. Adam Wright, senior research manager with research group Ipsos Insight, sees a flattening out in rates of users accessing the web through mobile devices. “People are comparing it to their PC in the workplace or at home, and [they] feel it’s not a good experience,” says Wright. “It’s a user interface thing.” Small screens and other technical challenges make the experience pale in comparison with browsing on a regular computer.The U.S. reluctance to adopt the mobile web hasn’t escaped attention. Some new developments are aimed at improving the mobile web experience. The .mobi top level domain designed to help clear up web address confusion and let users know which sites are optimized and formatted for mobile devices opened for registration in 2006. On the first day .mobi was open to the general public, more than 75,000 businesses and individuals registered names. Visit http://pc.mtld.mobi for more information or to find a registrar. Meanwhile, the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has published a working draft of the Device Independent Authoring Language, or DIAL, aimed at helping web designers create sites for viewing on any mobile device.Although some big players have already launched .mobi sites, entrepreneurs may want to wait and see if .mobi and DIAL catch on before making substantial investments in this arena. In the long run, Wright sees new mobile form factors like the ultra mobile Origami PC concept perhaps boosting mobile web access. Don’t look for any landslide shifts in mobile web use, but road warrior entrepreneurs are anticipating a better on-the-go web experience in the future. This story appears in the December 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » December 1, 2006 Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. 2 min read Listen Now How Success Happenslast_img read more

The Next US Corporate Security Risk Dating Apps

first_img 3 min read February 11, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuters Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global The millions of people using dating apps on company smartphones could be exposing themselves and their employers to hacking, spying and theft, according to a study by International Business Machines Corp.IBM security researchers said 26 of 41 dating apps they analyzed on Google Inc’s Android mobile platform had medium or high severity vulnerabilities, in a report published on Wednesday.IBM did not name the vulnerable apps but said it had alerted the app publishers to problems.Apps such as Tinder, OkCupid and Match have become hugely popular in the past few years due to their instant messaging, photo and geolocation services. About 31 million Americans have used a dating site or app, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center study.IBM found employees used vulnerable dating apps in nearly 50 percent of the companies sampled for its research. Using the same phone for work and play, a phenomenon known as “bring your own device,” or BYOD, means users and their employers are both open to potential cyber-attacks.”The trouble with BYOD is that, if not managed properly, the organizations might be leaking sensitive corporate data via employee-owned devices,” said the IBM report.IBM said the problem is that people on dating apps let their guard down and are not as sensitive to potential security problems as they might be on email or websites.If an app is compromised, hackers can take advantage of users waiting eagerly to hear back from a potential love interest by sending bogus “phishing” messages to glean sensitive information or install malware, IBM said.A phone’s camera or microphone could be turned on remotely through a vulnerable app, which IBM warned could be used to eavesdrop on personal conversations or confidential business meetings. Vulnerable GPS data could also lead to stalking, and a user’s billing information could be hacked to purchase things on other apps or websites.IBM said it had not so far seen a rash of security breaches due to dating apps as opposed to any other kind of social media.Meanwhile, it recommends that dating app users limit the personal information they divulge, use unique passwords on every online account, apply the latest software patches and keep track of what permissions each app has.IAC/InterActiveCorp, which owns Tinder, OKCupid and Match, did not have any immediate comment on the IBM report.(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)last_img read more