National Girl Child Day: 5 Indian girl child prodigies that make us proud

first_imgNational Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on January 24 to encourage the opportunities for the girl child in the society, give them better living with respect to education, medical facilities, and care.The importance of this day lies in discrimination and exploitation that girls generally face in their life.Since years, the government has been making policies and schemes for upliftment of girl child like beti bachao, beti padhao.On the occasion of National Girl Child Day 2019, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted the information below!#NationalGirlChildDay :To ensure that the #BetiBachaoBetiPadao scheme becomes more fruitful, @HRDMinistry under #SamagraShiksha has expanded residential schools for the girl child #KGBV & its hostel facilities from the present 6-8 standard to 6-12 standard. Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) January 24, 2019However, there are some prominent girl child prodigies that we have seen in the past who have broken the stereotypes.Here is a list of some of these shining daughters of India:1) Ayesha Aziz – Youngest pilot in India Ayesha hails from Kashmir and currently holds two tags. She received the student pilot license at the age of 16. She is also the first female pilot from Kashmir. She flew a MIG-29 fighter jet at Russia’s Sokul airbase in January 2012, and also a Cessna 172R aircraft. Currently, she is a member of the Indian Women Pilots’ Association (IWPA) and pilots single-engine Cessna 152 and Cessna 172 aircraft.2) Malavath Poorna – Youngest female to climb Mount Everest At the age of 13 years and 11 months, Malavath Poora climbed the highest peak of Mount Everest and became the youngest girl to have reached the summit of Everest. Malavath was born in an agricultural family in Telangana with a meagre income, but she didn’t let it come in between her dreams. Malavath was one among the 150 children who were chosen for adventure sports by the Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society.advertisement3) Priyanshi Somani – Also known as the ‘human calculator’, Priyanshi is an award winner for mental calculation. She was the youngest to participate in the Mental Calculation World Cup 2010 and won the overall title. She was the only participant who has had 100 per cent accuracy in addition, multiplication, and square root in all five Mental Calculation World Cups. Her name is also in the Limca Book of World Records as well as the Guinness Book of World Records.4) Sushma Verma – Youngest postgraduate Daughter of a sanitation worker, Sushma Verma is a born genius. She completed her MSc Microbiology at the age of 15. She competed with students who were nine years elder to her and topped. In June 2007, she was recorded in Limca book of records for being the youngest matriculate in India. She even came first in the IQ test that was held in Japan where she outranked 35 other participants.5) P Sanjana P Sanjana is a 3-year-old Kindergarten student from Chennai who attempted Guinness world records in 2018 by shooting 1,111 arrows on a target eight metres away. She is young but doesn’t shy away from telling the world that she wants to win gold in the Olympics.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Iowa Drops Hype Video Ahead Of ‘Floyd Of Rosedale’ Rivalry Battle With Minnesota

first_imgAn Iowa football player touching his helmet.Twitter/@HawkeyeFootballIowa vs. Minnesota: ahead of today’s Big Ten West battle for the Floyd of Rosedale, Iowa put out a very energetic hype video.Iowa’s had a rough few weeks. Since signing head coach Kirk Ferentz to a big extension, the Hawkeyes have lost to North Dakota State, struggled with Rutgers, and last weekend, lost to Northwestern.Today, the Hawkeyes have a chance to bounce back in a big way. Minnesota is 3-1, coming off of their first loss of the season in a dramatic overtime game at Penn State.As it does every week, Iowa just put out its hype video for today’s big rivalry game. It is sure to get any Hawkeye fan fired up for today’s big game.Today we play for Floyd of Rosedale || #Hawkeyes #KeepFloydHome— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) October 8, 2016Iowa vs. Minnesota is set to kick off at 12 p.m. E.T. and will be broadcast on ESPN2 live from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Check out our full Iowa vs. Minnesota preview here.last_img read more

HeadBlade ATX Goes All Terrain

first_img A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets “I wanted to be a car designer,” Headblade founder and CEO Todd Greene says as he hands us his newest product—the ATX all terrain, a razor inspired version of his 2008 Lotus mixed with visions of Lamborghinis and all terrain vehicles.  That much is clear, but turns out he and his design partner Richard Garel instead make top  notch shaving instruments for guys doing the whole bald head thing. “It’s been in development for three years and does much more than just look all terrain.” It’s their first blade to seriously try to zoom past the head-only barrier with a design that IS better angled to also work on your face (and legs if your girl decides to borrow it).Headblade first made big news back when Time Magazine called their first razor (now deferentially referred to as Headblade Classic) one of the top ten designs of the year 2000. By 2005, the small, finger run device was inducted into the permanent collection at the MOMA.What’s new about the ATX is that it favors a pulling motion rather than pushing motion  that actually gives you a little more control over the blade. The open back is easier to clean than previous releases and the ATX also features a rubberized finger grip to make the grasp all the more exacting. The razor comes with two four headed blades plus an adapter but you can also use HeadBlade’s 6 bladed head for serious situations. Does it work? The guys with shaved heads  gave it a thumbs up, though it was harder to get used to using on the face. I’m chalking that up to years of classic hand held razors because when I finally did get the hang of it, the ATX left me with a pretty decent shave. Up to you—and it might be a touch early—but actually, a great gift for dads.HeadBlade ATX ($15) is available at & and comes with two HB4 blades. HB4 (11.97/4 refills) and HB6 ($13.97/4 refills) replacements. 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

USA-Made Foot Candy

first_img Pairing the English Premier League Soccer Teams with Craft Beers from the United States 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar We like style that’s a bit understated and never forced, and that’s exactly what we discovered in the line of rugged, long-lasting footwear crafted by Zuriick, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.Brand founder Mike McCaleb got the whole thing started in the summer of 2005 when he decided to make his own shoes when he couldn’t find exactly what he liked. Yeah, necessity is the mother of invention, for sure. He came up with shoes crafted from premium leather and canvas and also made his designs stand out with a trademark purple sole.Now, seven years later there are more than 30 styles to choose from. This year Zuriick added a new line of 100% American-made boots to their lineup, which also includes dress shoes and more casual models. Just look for that purple sole to make sure you’re getting the real deal. How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Jamaica to Host FAO Regional Conference March 5 to 8

first_img It will focus on four main areas – eradicating hunger, overweight and obesity; ending rural poverty; promoting climate resilient and sustainable agriculture; and creating a new FAO to move towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Jamaica will be hosting the 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean from March 5 to 8 at the Montego Bay Conference Centre in Rose Hall, St. James.The three-day event is expected to attract ministers of agriculture, social development, education, health and environment and other high-level officials from the 33 FAO member nations across the Americas to discuss challenges and priority matters related to food and agriculture.It will focus on four main areas – eradicating hunger, overweight and obesity; ending rural poverty; promoting climate resilient and sustainable agriculture; and creating a new FAO to move towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda said that Jamaica is happy to be hosting the regional conference.“I think this a signal honour to Jamaica, because Jamaica is on the right path and we have the measures that are important to move agriculture forward in our entire region,” he said at a briefing held on Tuesday (February 13) at his New Kingston offices in St. Andrew.“We welcome this opportunity, and we look forward to this tremendous exchange where the conference will give all of our colleague agricultural ministers and other very distinguished people from the Caribbean and Latin American region the opportunity to put on the agenda the concerns that they have, the ways in which they are approaching them, the strategies they think can assist, and the extent to which the FAO can be of help,” he added.FAO Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Gillian Smith, said she is elated that Jamaica has agreed to host the regional conference.She noted that this year’s staging is particularly important, because the region is at a crossroads in terms of food security.Information provided by the FAO indicates that hunger has risen in Latin America and the Caribbean for the first time in decades, reaching 42.5 million, while obesity affects 96 million people.Dr. Smith said that in addition to the rise in hunger and chronic non-communicable diseases, “climate change is affecting and exacerbating the issues that are related to our agricultural productivity and our production, and affecting the diversity of rural livelihoods that are available to our people”.She noted that the organisation remains committed to collaborating with the people and the Government of Jamaica “to address fundamental issues relating to the country’s national development in the areas of food and nutrition, agriculture, rural development, fisheries, forestry, decent employment and social protection”.“The FAO looks forward to working closely with Jamaica in the areas of overweight, obesity, agricultural production and productivity, and also resilience of our agricultural food systems from farm to fork,” she added.The Regional Conference, convened every two years, helps to set the work priorities of the FAO in the region.It was last held in Jamaica 50 years ago and last held in the Caribbean in the Caribbean in 1998. “I think this a signal honour to Jamaica, because Jamaica is on the right path and we have the measures that are important to move agriculture forward in our entire region,” he said at a briefing held on Tuesday (February 13) at his New Kingston offices in St. Andrew. Story Highlights Jamaica will be hosting the 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean from March 5 to 8 at the Montego Bay Conference Centre in Rose Hall, St. James.last_img read more

New UN Womens head lays out 100day action plan

“Women’s strength, women’s industry, women’s wisdom are humankind’s greatest untapped resource,” the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, told the first regular session of the agency’s executive board. “The challenge then for UN Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all.” Stressing the need to “balance ambition with common sense,” Ms. Bachelet said UN Women would focus on five core principles: enhancing implementation of international accords by national partners; backing intergovernmental processes to strengthen the global framework on gender equality; advocating gender equality and women’s empowerment; promoting coherence with the UN on the issue; and, acting as a global broker of knowledge and experience.UN Women – known formally as the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – was established by the General Assembly in July last year, with the merger of four former UN agencies and offices: the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW). The new agency is set to receive a large boost in funding and be formally launched on 24 February during the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women.“I am determined that UN Women will be a catalyst for change, offering new energy, drawing on long-standing ideas and values, and bringing together men and women from different countries, societies and communities in a shared endeavour,” Ms. Bachelet said.She noted that UN Women’s approach will be a global one, though its impact will be experienced primarily at the country level, “thus UN Women’s technical support and expertise will be available, on request, to all countries, developed and developing countries, alike.” In her remarks to the board, Ms. Bachelet also laid out five thematic priorities in the country-specific context: expanding women’s voice, leadership and participation; ending violence against women; ensuring women’s full participation in conflict resolution; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and gender equality priorities central to national, local and sectoral planning and budgeting. 24 January 2011The head of the new United Nations agency promoting women’s rights and full participation in global affairs laid out a 100-day action plan today, embracing a full spectrum of issues from supporting national partners to promoting coherence within the UN system. read more

UN rights office welcomes Malawi leaders condemnation of attacks on people with

“We hope that this series of measures will result in a significant improvement in the security and well-being of people with albinism in Malawi,” the southern African country where at least six incidents have been reported this year, said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).Mr. Colville welcomed President Mutharika’s statement last week in which he called on security agencies in Malawi to be placed on high alert, to arrest people responsible for such attacks and provide maximum protection to people with albinism. And this week Malawi’s Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, unveiled a five-point plan of action, which included the development of an education and awareness programme, strengthening of community policing structure, research to understand the root causes of the problem and what is done with the body parts of people with albinism.We “urge the authorities to ensure that the Government’s action plan is fully implemented without delay,” Colville told reporters at the bi-weekly press briefing today in Geneva, Switzerland.Noting the Minister’s reference to the Government considering appealing against some lenient sentences, the spokesperson said: “We would welcome this as well, and note that earlier this week a man received a sentence of just two years after being convicted of attempting to kidnap his 11-year-old niece Mina Jeffrey.” Her uncle later reportedly said he had been promised $6,500 for her body.Attacks against albinism had traditionally been recorded in Tanzania, Burundi and Malawi, Mr. Colville said, noting that it was a recent phenomenon in Malawi, while attacks have recently been reported in Mozambique.The UN has expressed revulsion at a recent spike in gruesome attacks against people with albinism in several African countries where in the past six months, at least 15 albinos were abducted, wounded, or killed, including three such incidents last week. In Tanzania, in early March, President Jakaya Kikwete promised to put an end to the current wave of killings in that country, saying he will not allow them to escalate as they have done in previous years. “We have been informed that the Tanzanian authorities, in particular the Attorney General’s Chambers, have started to develop a plan of action to raise public awareness and fight against impunity,” according to spokesman Colville. “However it appears that most of the witchdoctors/arrested over the past few weeks have now been released.”“We once again call upon the Tanzanian authorities to take prompt and firm action to ensure accountability for the crimes committed against people with albinism and to take effective measures to protect this particularly vulnerable group,” he said.Mr. Colville also welcomed the establishment of the post by the UN Human Rights Council of an Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights of persons with albinism. “This important new mandate will help give a voice to people with albinism and contribute to their protection, through a dialogue with concerned States, enhanced awareness raising and reporting, and the provision of advisory services and technical assistance,” according to the human rights spokesman. read more

Womens Gymnastics Ohio State wins quad meet against Rutgers West Chester and

Ohio State freshman Morgan Lowe performs on balance beam on Jan. 27 in a tri-meet against Minnesota and Illinois State. Credit: Megan Russell | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (5-3, 2-2) claimed its second victory of the season in a quad meet at Rutgers on Saturday. The Buckeyes posted their second-highest final score of the season (195.850) to defeat Rutgers (194.800), West Chester (191.600) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (191.275).Ohio State took first place on uneven parallel bars, the first event of the night, with a mark of 48.875. On her second performance of the season, Ohio State senior Kaitlyn Hofland posted a 9.825 to take the top slot, followed by teammates redshirt sophomore Amanda Huang and senior Alexis Mattern, who both tied for second with scores of 9.800.The Buckeyes then claimed first on the balance beam with a 48.800. They held just a 0.025 lead against Rutgers in the event. Junior Jamie Stone led Ohio State with a career-high mark of 9.825 to earn second place. Freshman Morgan Lowe took third place in a three-way tie of 9.800 with Rutgers’ Erin McLachlan and Libby Groden. In its third rotation on floor exercise, Ohio State claimed its highest event score of the night with a 49.000. Stone led the team again, pulling a 9.875 to earn first in the event. Freshman Brooke Chesney earned a career-best 9.800 tally to tie for third place with Mattern.The Buckeyes finished the night with another season-high score of 49.175 on vault and swept the top spots on the podium. Lowe earned another career high with a 9.875 to tie for first place with Mattern. Sophomore Olivia Aepli earned a 9.850 to share third with Rutgers’ Jenna Rizkalla. Ohio State took home the gold with a 195.850 score, but not before Mattern gained another title. She placed first in the all-around competition with a 39.150 finish, her first personal win of the season. Ohio State returns home in St. John Arena for a co-ed meet against Penn State at 6 p.m. Friday. read more

Reggie Waynes Knee Injury Will End His Season

The Colts’ Reggie Wayne will miss the rest of the season after suffering an ACL injury during Sunday night’s win over the Denver Broncos.Wayne went down in the fourth quarter when he tried to come back and catch a low pass. He wasn’t hit on the play but couldn’t get up after planting his right foot into the turf.Wayne is a big time receiver, so this is bad for the Colts. Last week, he became the ninth member of the league’s 1,000-catch club. The pro-bowler had started 189 consecutive games, which is the longest streak among all active receivers in the league.Coach Chuck Pagano didn’t answer the media questions on whether they would sign another receiver to replace Wayne.

Celebrities and friends of Sir Philip Green silent over MeToo scandal

Another pop star, Rihanna, performed at a joint birthday party for his daughter, Chloe, and nephew, Matt.But things turned sour between her and Sir Philip after she won a landmark case stopping Topshop from selling T-shirts with her face on. Sir Philip is most closely associated with Ms Moss, who he met at a charity auction at Annabel’s nightclub in 2006, where he successfully bid £60,000 for a kiss from her, before giving it away to Jemima Khan.The Croydon-born pair subsequently formed a friendship that culminated in her signing a three-year deal thought to be worth more than £3m to design clothes for Topshop.She also helped launch a branch of the store in New York alongside Sir Philip, with both becoming a fixture at catwalks and fashion launch shows.The supermodel’s friendship with the tycoon secured her invites aboard his luxury yachts, with Government minister Michael Gove once joking he was the only man to have both her and Tony Blair on speed dial.Ms Campbell has also been a regular at Sir Philip’s lavish parties, having been pictured posing with the businessman and his family at dozens of functions.Ms Paltrow was a guest at his 60th birthday party in 2012, and has been spotted enjoying dinners in London with the retailer.Sir Philip has also been repeatedly photographed with the singer, Beyonce, who debuted her Ivy Park active-wear range for Topshop in 2016. Simon Cowell has not spoken to Sir Philip Green in over three years, friends stressed last night, as celebrities linked to the businessman named as being at the centre of Britain’s #Metoo scandal declined to back him. Cowell and Sir Philip were close friends, and in 2010 announced they were going into business together, although they are not believed to have gone through with the plans. Sources close to Cowell said that the music mogul and The X Factor boss had lost all respect for the retail tycoon over his handling of the collapse of BHS.Other one time associates were silent last night after Sir Philip was forced to deny unlawful sexual or racist behaviour.Kate Moss, who has twice worked with Sir Philip on Topshop lines, was photographed at Heathrow Airport on Friday but said nothing about the furore.Representatives for the super model did not respond to requests for comment, and neither did those for singer Rita Ora, who was pictured at Milan Airport.There was also no reply from the agent of Cara Delvinge, the model-turned-actress who became the face of Topshop in 2014 and who last year claimed to have been sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein.It was the same story from those representing models Naomi Campbell and Suki Waterhouse and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth. That was despite all five having spoken out against sexual harassment in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Transport Dept examines issues with emergency marine beacons

first_imgIn two cases the equipment had been replaced in line with the warranty. In a third case the warranty was refused because the equipment had been tampered with. The fourth EPIRB was still awaiting examination at the time.The company sold over 150,000 EPIRBs between 2004 and 2012, with a failure rate of 0.11 per cent.The Department said it is “currently examining all the issues associated with this matter and will make a detailed report available as quickly as possible”.Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Timmy Dooley TD, has called on Minister Leo Varadkar to clarify when exactly his Department became aware of problems relating to some emergency beacons.Read: Report into fishing tragedy finds fault with condition of vessel, planning of trip> THE DEPARTMENT OF Transport is to make a detailed report on issues with emergency marine beacons used on some Irish fishing vessels.It said in relation to the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) that fishing vessels in Ireland are subject to a comprehensive survey regime covering all safety equipment, including the EPIRB.These devices send out an emergency signal when a boat is submerged in water or capsizes.A recent manufacturer’s safety alert was issued in relation to certain GME EPIRBs. These particular EPIRBs hold certification issued by Bureau Veritas, the international certifying authority, which means they comply with the EU Directive.The Department said it had already raised concerns with the manufacturer earlier this year following feedback in relation to vessel surveys that led to the issue of the alert by the company.It echoed the fact the manufacturer’s alert “emphasises the importance of all users testing the equipment at regular intervals in accordance with the alert notice”.In 2010, the Transport Department inquired with the manufacturer about false alerts and battery failures for these devices. “The company advised at the time that they had four units returned to them from this country as part of their warranty process,” it said.last_img read more

Man in his 60s dies after ecigarette explodes while charging

first_imgA 62-YEAR-OLD man has died in Merseyside in the UK after his e-cigarette which had been charging in his bedroom exploded.Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property in Penkett Road, Wallasey at 11.39am on Tuesday 5 August where the body of the man was discovered in the living room.Whilst the exact cause of death is yet to be established, the subsequent fire investigation identified that an e-cigarette that had been charging in the bedroom exploded, caught fire and ignited the oxygen tube of an oxygen concentrator, which may have been in use by the man.It is thought that the charging device being used at the time may not have been the one supplied with the e-cigarette.This is the ninth fire involving e-cigarettes in  the Merseyside area alone since 1 January 2013, including the incident on Penkett Road in Wirral.SafetyThe authorities are now conducting an awareness campaign, giving advice on safely using e-cigarettes.Area Manager Myles Platt said the investigation into the cause of this fire is continuing but urged people to “always use electrical equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and guidance, always ensure that no electrical items are left charging overnight or left unattended for a long period when being charged and do not mix parts from different e-cigarettes”.He added that people should check that their e-cigarettes have a CE certification and that they should never charge them near to or on combustible or flammable materials.Only use the original charger or electrical cables supplied and ensure you purchase electrical items from a reputable source.“We understand the impact tragic incidents such as these can have on families and the wider community,” he concluded.Read: E-cigarettes banned from DART and train services>Read: More bad news for E-Cigs: They’ve been banned in public places in New York>last_img read more

24 Hours to US Presidential Inauguration We are there

first_img#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWashington D.C, USA, January 19, 2017 – We are in Washington DC where in just around 24 hours Donald J Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United states.Americans have flocked to the capital of the country for the ceremony to be held on the Washington Mall to thousands of citizens and guests on the scene and watching on television.  We spoke to other journalists, students and behind the scenes engineers who are in DC for the historic moment.It is expected there will be protests, there is admitted trepidation about what Mr. Trump will be like as Commander and Chief but generally, there is an excitement.   Last night, we caught some footage of Three Doors Down, Grammy Award winning rock band running a sound check as among the performers for the post swearing in concert set for the Washington Mall.Go to Magnetic Media Fanpage on Facebook to see our photos.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

In Other News Airmen Coming Alone to Maxwell AFB due to Quality

first_imgPoor performance ratings for Montgomery, Ala., schools are harming the city and the ability of Air University located at Maxwell AFB to recruit faculty, reports the Montgomery Advertiser. Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, the school’s commander, said 56 percent of the airmen in last year’s Air War College came to Montgomery without their families, primarily due to the school system’s reputation. … President Trump on Friday signed legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration for five years, extending eligibility for the Military Airport Program to installations closed after Jan. 1, 1966. The program currently is limited to installations whose closure or realignment was announced after Sept. 30, 1977, which generally limits participants to bases closed or realigned since the BRAC era began. The provision was added to benefit the Roswell International Air Center in southeastern New Mexico, formerly Walker AFB, which closed in June 1967.Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

BarrettJackson just sold a 1997 Toyota Supra for 176000

first_img Toyota Share your voice 9:55 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy Audi Toyota Classic Cars Car Culture 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Holy hell Comment 1 47 Photos The 4th generation Toyota Supra becomes a performance icon 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags The new Toyota Supra feels suspiciously like a BMW Z4 Now playing: Watch this: More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageThis black beauty set its new owner back a staggering $176,000 at auction. Barrett-Jackson People are Supra crazy right now. Specifically, they’re mad for the Mark IV car that was built in the 1990s and early 2000s and immortalized in The Fast and the Furious. Auction prices for these cars have been going through the roof, commanding prices once demanded almost exclusively by muscle cars or European classics. Now though, Supra prices might be headed even higher if the recent sale of a 1997 Anniversary Edition car by Barrett-Jackson is any indicator.How much did this Supra sell for? Well, hold onto your butt because it sold for $176,000 in a no-reserve auction. Just for some context, that car cost approximately $39,900 when new, which with inflation works out to around $63,664 today.So what was it that makes this particular Supra so unique that it would command a price similar to a base-model Audi R8? Rarity, for one. The Anniversary edition was only made in 1997. Next, this car has a targa roof (like the orange car in The Fast and the Furious), of which there were only 376 made in this car’s particular color. Next and maybe most importantly, it’s got a manual transmission.It’s also got low-ish miles – just under 70,000 on the clock — and is also a two-owner, almost totally stock car. That last bit is especially important since many of these cars were modified to the gills when their values weren’t so high.Barrett-Jackson didn’t respond to Roadshow’s request for comment.last_img read more

Does Himansh Kohli want to rebuild relationship with Neha Kakkar

first_imgNeha Kakkar and Himansh KohliInstagramNeha Kakkar and Himansh Kohli were one of the most adorable couples, but they are no longer together. After their breakup, Neha had apparently deleted all their pictures from social media, but Himansh’s Instagram account still has their PDA photos.Neha and Himansh’s relationship had ended on an unpleasant note. The singer had made their split public by speaking about it on social media. She had even said that she was suffering from depression after the breakup.She was so upset with it that she was seen breaking down in public at multiple occasions. Post their breakup, Neha had deleted all her pictures with Himansh, and had even unfollowed him on Instagram.However, a look at Himansh’s Instagram profile shows that he has still not deleted the photos. Is Himansh still in love with the bubbly singer or there is a possibility of a reconciliation? Well, the truth can only be revealed by Neha and Himansh.Their split was a shocker for all the fans. The actor was vehemently attacked on social media by Neha’s fans, who had thought that he cheated on the singer. Neha’s public display of depression further made her fans upset, who had abused Himansh on social media.She soon had later issued a clarification saying that Himansh never cheated on her, and he did not deserve to be roasted on social media for this.Nonetheless, Neha has now come out of the difficult phase, and is seen often posting funny videos and updates of her work on Instagram. Recently she gave a dose of laughter to her fans with a video that showed her and YouTuber Lilly Singh pretending to be drunk. The act was to promote her latest single “Coca Cola Tu”.last_img read more

China to close N Korean firms by January

first_imgChina to shut North Korean firms or joint ventures in China, as well as any overseas joint ventures with North Koreans.Photo: ReutersChina said Thursday North Korean companies operating in the country will have to shut down by January as Beijing applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test.The commerce ministry said the companies, including joint ventures with Chinese firms, have 120 days to close from the date the United Nations resolution was adopted, 11 September.The sanctions spare, on a case by case basis, entities involved in non-commercial activities or public utility infrastructure projects that do not generate profits.The announcement comes days after China confirmed that it will apply another major part of the sanctions: a limit on exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea starting 1 October and a ban on textiles from its neighbour.In August, China banned North Korean firms and individuals from establishing new companies in its territory following a separate set of sanctions.China’s application of UN sanctions is particularly biting for North Korea. Beijing is Pyongyang’s main ally and trading partner, responsible for around 90 per cent of the hermit nation’s commerce.The United States has pressed China to use its economic leverage to strongarm North Korea into giving up its nuclear ambitions.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Beijing this weekend for talks with China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.Tillerson will discuss the North Korean nuclear tensions, trade issues and President Donald Trump’s planned trip to China in November, the US State Department said.Trump’s tour will also take in regional allies Japan and South Korea.‘Abyss of misery’Washington has alternated between criticising and praising Beijing’s role in the North Korea crisis, on the one hand welcoming its support for new sanctions but also insisting it must do more to rein in its unruly neighbour.For its part, China has called on both Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un to tone down their increasingly bellicose rhetoric and instead try to begin peace talks.“We are opposed to any war on the Korean peninsula, and the international community will never allow a war (which would) plunge people into an abyss of misery,” foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular press briefing.“Sanctions and the promoting of talks are both the requirements of the UN Security Council. We should not overemphasise one aspect while ignoring the other,” Lu said.While China has imposed sanctions on its renegade neighbour, it wants to avoid precipitating the regime’s downfall over fears that its collapse could send an influx of refugees across its border and place the US army at its doorstep.But Beijing appears to be running out of patience with North Korea’s nuclear antics-the last test earlier this month triggered an earthquake that was felt in northeast China.Branches of China’s biggest banks have told AFP that they have suspended financial transactions for North Koreans, a measure that is not required under UN sanctions.last_img read more

Researchers study interstellar medium in the galaxy NGC 3665

first_imgUsing ESA’s Herschel telescope a team of Chinese researchers has performed analysis of the interstellar medium in the early-type galaxy NGC 3665. The study offers insights into physical properties of the matter between its star systems. The results were presented January 16 in a paper published on 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. Discovered by William Herschel in 1789, NGC 3665 is a lenticular early-type galaxy located some 108 million light years away. However, contrary to typical early-type galaxies, NGC 3665 is abundant in cool gas and has a low star formation rate surface density. Studying gas, dust and other matter in this galaxy, especially in its interstellar medium, could therefore explain the galaxy’s low star formation efficiency.A group of astronomers led by Meng-Yuan Xiao of the Nanjing University in China, has carried out an analysis of the physical properties of the interstellar medium in NGC 3665. For their research, they used far-infrared photometric and spectroscopic data obtained by ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory – an infrared telescope operating in space from 2009 to 2013. The dataset provided by Hershel was complemented by observations conducted with the Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA) in Spain.The observational campaign allowed the researchers to physically characterize NGC 3665’s interstellar medium by obtaining its fundamental parameters, which could improve our understanding of this atypical galaxy and star formation process taking place there.”In this paper, we focus on the photometric observations of NGC 3665 at 100, 160, 250, 350 and 500 µm, obtained with the Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS; – 4 – Poglitsch et al. 2010) and the Spectral and Photometric Imaging REceiver (SPIRE; Griffin et al. 2010) onboard Herschel, with five fine-structure lines of [N ii] 122 and 205 µm, [C ii] 158 µm, [O i] 63 µm, and [C i] 370 µm. We also perform optical spectroscopic observations of NGC 3665 with the CAHA 3.5m telescope,” the scientists wrote in the paper.According to the study, the researchers found that neutral and ionized gas in NGC 3665 have extended structures and follow the carbon monoxide line gas disk distribution, adding that the fluxes are stronger at the center.Furthermore, Xiao’s team estimates that the dust-to-stellar mass ratio of NGC 3665 is about 0.0011, which is nearly three times larger than the mean value of local lenticular galaxies. When it comes to the gas-to-dust mass ratio, this value is approximately 182, similar to that in our Milky Way galaxy. According to the authors of the paper, these findings, together with the calculated star formation rate of around 1.7 solar masses per year, suggest that NGC 3665 has large gas reservoirs and less star formation.Moreover, the researchers found that NGC 3665 has a weak active galactic nucleus in its central region, a very weak ultraviolet radiation field and has the lowest gas heating efficiency in photodissociation regions among different kinds of galaxies. The astronomers conclude that the new findings, compared with results provided by previous studies, indicate that suppressed star formation in NGC 3665 is most possibly caused by its compact, massive bulge through stabilizing cool gas reservoirs. © 2018 Citation: Researchers study interstellar medium in the galaxy NGC 3665 (2018, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: The Physical Characteristics of Interstellar Medium in NGC 3665 with Herschel Observations, arXiv:1801.05110 [astro-ph.GA] present the analysis of the physical properties of the interstellar medium (ISM) in the nearby early-type galaxy NGC 3665, based on the far-infrared (FIR) photometric and spectroscopic data as observed by the Herschel Space Observatory. The fit to the spectral energy distribution reveals a high dust content in the galaxy, with the dust-to-stellar mass ratio of Mdust/M∗ ∼ 1.1 × 10−4 that is nearly three times larger than the mean value of local S0+S0a galaxies. For the ionized regions (H~textsc{ii} regions), the electron density (ne) is around 49.5 ± 11.9 cm−3 based on the [N~textsc{ii}],122,mum/[N~textsc{ii}],205,mum ratio. For the photodissociation regions, the heating efficiency is in the range of 1.26 × 10−3 and 1.37 × 10−3 based on the ([C~textsc{ii}]+[O~textsc{i}],63,mum)/LTIR, which is slightly lower than other local galaxies; the hydrogen nucleus density and the strength of FUV radiation field are n ∼ 104 cm−3 and G0 ∼ 10−0.25, respectively. The above results are consistent with the presence of weak AGN and a low level of star-forming activity in NGC 3665. Our results give strong support to the `morphological quenching’ scenario, where a compact, massive bulge can stabilize amount of cool gas against star formation. Image: Hubble’s cosmic atlas Explore further The 2D bulge-disk decomposition of NGC 3665 with Galfit. Panels from left to right are r-band observed image, model image, and model-subtracted residual image. The black region in residual image shows a dust structure near the galaxy center, which has been masked out before the fitting. Credit: Xiao et al., 2018.last_img