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first_imgThe Bahujan Samaj Party has suspended senior leader and MLA Ramveer Upadhyay from the party for indiscipline and indulging in anti-party activities in the recent Lok Sabha election. In his suspension letter, party general secretary Mevalal Gautam has accused Mr. Upadhyay of working against the interests of the party in Aligarh, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri constituencies. The Sadabad MLA has also been removed from the post of Chief Whip of the party in Uttar Pradesh Assembly.Along with Satish Mishra, Mr. Upadhyay was the Brahmin face of the party and credited with conjuring up social engineering in Western Uttar Pradesh that catapulted BSP chief Mayawati to power during the 2007 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. He got his rewards in the form of plum ministries such as Energy and Transport and party tickets for wife Seema Upadhyay and brother Mukul.However, after the expulsion of another heavyweight Naseemuddin Siddiqui, his ouster seemed imminent. It was said that when Mr. Siddiqui held Mr. Mishra responsible for his ouster, Mr. Upadhyay sided with Mr. Siddiqui. This reportedly irked the BSP chief. In 2018, when Mr. Mukul switched to the BJP, it seemed his elder brother was also on his way out but he stayed on.The last straw was when his wife was denied ticket from Aligarh. The party offered her Fatehpur Sikri, which she won in the 2009 Lok Sabha election but lost in 2014 by a significant margin. Ms. Upadhyay refused at the last minute, straining the relations further. Mr. Upadhyay is expected to put out his side of story in Hathras on Wednesday.last_img read more

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first_imgstudents to get free coachingNew Delhi, Dec 26 (PTI) Students of Delhi government schools will get free coaching in their favourite sport by academies and clubs which, in turn, will use the institute playgrounds for private coaching after school hours and during holidays.The aim is to provide opportunity to government school students in sports coaching and ensure optimum usage of playgrounds.The government had last year decided to rent out playgrounds of 77 schools run by it to be used by sports associations and clubs to oragnise events after school hours and during holidays.”The scheme was launched on a pilot basis and now we have decided to take it forward. The academies which will be using the playgrounds will have to give free coaching to the students of the particular school,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters.”They will be free to charge fees as per their own rates from the outsiders taking private coaching. However, 50 per cent of them have to be government school students in the national capital,” he said.While earlier, 15 games were included under the scheme, now training will be imparted for 31 sports, including badminton, basketball, boxing, chess, football, hockey, judo, kabaddi, volleyboll, wrestling and baseball among others.”We will seek applications from sports academies and clubs for the purpose,” Sisodia said. PTI GJS NSDlast_img read more

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first_imgThe “impossible” quadruple dream remains intact for Manchester City after an early headed goal from Gabriel Jesus sealed a scrappy 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday to put them into the FA Cup final.Jesus launched himself into the air to connect decisively in the third minute but City never hit top gear and they rather laboured to victory in an instantly forgettable match.Nevertheless, after bagging the League Cup, being locked in a titanic battle with Liverpool for the Premier League title and in the Champions League quarter-finals, Pep Guardiola’s side remain on course for an unprecedented clean sweep.It was a tired-looking display against Premier League relegation battlers Brighton, though, and City will need to rediscover their spark ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of their Champions League last-eight tie.Guardiola was quick to play down the “Q” word.”My opinion is that nobody has done it (won the quadruple) so why can we do it?,” Guardiola said.”It is almost impossible to achieve everything, that is the truth. Our fans will come, more than today, for the final, we are losing players every game but still we will try to do it.”I am happy to be in the final, we extend our season by one more week and we are happy for that.”Back at Wembley where they beat Chelsea on penalties to win the League Cup in February, City were huge favourites to get past a Brighton side with other things on their mind.advertisementWhatever plan Brighton boss Chris Hughton had cooked up to stop a City side who had won 20 of their last 22 matches in all competitions was in tatters after only three minutes.In one of the only fluid moves they put together all afternoon at a less-than-full Wembley, Kevin de Bruyne whipped in a superb low cross and Jesus arrived at the far post to plant a diving header past Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan.The Brighton fans, who greatly outnumbered City’s in the 71,000 crowd, must have feared the worst in the south coast’s club’s first FA Cup semi-final since 1983 when they beat Sheffield Wednesday before losing the final to Manchester United in a replay after the first game ended 2-2.But the onslaught never arrived.And had City fullback Kyle Walker been shown a red card during the first half after a clash with Alireza Jahanbakhsh the outcome could have been different.REACTED ANGRILYWalker reacted angrily after being shoved in the back and as the players squared up face to face, he appeared to move his head into Jahanbakhsh forehead.The incident went to the VAR, which is being used in the FA Cup, but referee Anthony Taylor was not required to send Walker off, although he was replaced at halftime by Danilo.”I have seen it a few times and my opinion is it is a red card,” Hughton said. “If Alireza goes down clutching his head it would have been a different outcome.”Brighton gradually grew in belief and but for a superb goal-line clearance by Aymeric Laporte they could have drawn level, the Frenchman hacking clear just when Glenn Murray seemed poised to equalise early in the second half.Hughton’s side caused the occasional problem from set-pieces and with City unusually lethargic the result was never in the bag until referee Anthony Taylor blew for fulltime.City will face the winners of Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers who meet in the second semi-final on Sunday.last_img read more

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first_imgEden Hazard Potential NASL team owned by Ba and Hazard reveals name and logo Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 Last updated 2 years ago 00:17 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Demba Ba Eden Hazard Chelsea Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images Eden Hazard NASL Chelsea Premier League The San Diego expansion club owned by the two players has released a video promoting their colors and badge The NASL expansion side in San Diego owned by Demba Ba and Eden Hazard released their name and colors via video Wednesday.The club, which hopes to begin play in 2018, is set to be called 1904 FC, which may be odd to those not in San Diego since it isn’t the year of the city or the team’s founding. It is a reference to the common shorthand for the city, “SD”, which is the 19th and fourth letters in the alphabet.Hazard 4/1 first scorer v Roma Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “We believe in the people of San Diego,” Ba said in a statement. “Our name reflects our commitment to the city and street culture. The number is already iconic in San Diego. Now it will stand for the passion and pride of our region.”Ba, who currently plays in China, is the principle owner of the team while his former teammate at Chelsea, Eden Hazard, is a minority shareholder.However, while the club seems ready to roll for next year, its future remains very much uncertain due to the questions surrounding the NASL.The league failed to achieve second division sanctioning for next season, which would see it drop to the third tier of U.S. soccer.The NASL has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. soccer federation over the sanction, but if such a move is unsuccessful, the remaining teams in the league may depart for other leagues or fold.If such a development does occur, it is unclear what would become of San Diego 1904 FC.last_img read more

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first_imgMesut Özil Creative king Ozil sets Premier League season record in Arsenal win Goal Last updated 2 years ago 23:48 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mesut Ozil, Arsenal Getty Mesut Özil Everton v Arsenal Everton Arsenal Premier League The much-maligned playmaker showed his quality in the Gunners’ win over the Toffees and added to his impressive Premier League resume Mesut Ozil has often been the subject of much criticism during his time at Arsenal, but it’s hard to argue against that when he is on his game, he can be a difference-maker.The playmaker had one of those type of performances Sunday against Everton, scoring a goal and adding an assist as Arsenal marched to a 5-2 romp over the Toffees at Goodison Park.The score was his first of the 2017-18 Premier League season, but while goals are nice for Ozil, his true value lays in his ability to create goals for others. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He did that to perfection on Sunday as Ozil created eight goalscoring chances according to Opta. No player in the Premier League has created more in any game this season. 8 – Mesut Özil created 8 goalscoring chances in this match for @Arsenal; the most by a player in a @PremierLeague game in 2017-18. Maligned. pic.twitter.com/7jnLRriZ7e— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 22, 2017One of those chances directly resulted in a goal, as Ozil fed Alexandre Lacazette for his 74th minute tally to make it 3-1 Arsenal at the time.BTTS in Arsenal v Swansea 19/20The assist was Ozil’s 43rd since joining the Gunners in 2013. According to Opta, over that span, no other Premier League player has managed more.Ozil and Arsenal are next in action on Tuesday as they face Norwich City in the Carabao Cup and then host Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday.last_img read more

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first_imgEngland fans involved in scenes of unrest in Porto have been slammed for “completely unacceptable” behaviour by the UK’s head of football policing.Travelling supporters arrived in the Portuguese city earlier this week ahead of Gareth Southgate’s side taking on Netherlands in the semi-finals of the inaugural Nations League Finals on Thursday.Following an instance of anti-social behaviour outside a bar on Tuesday, riot police charged England fans after bottles were thrown at a Porto fan zone on Avenida dos Aliados, where Portugal fans were gathering to watch their team’s 3-1 win over Switzerland. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, football policing lead at the National Police Chiefs’ Council said on Wednesday: “Earlier this evening Portuguese police deployed riot officers against a group of England fans in the main square area of Porto.”It is believed the fans had been throwing bottles at Portugal fans who were watching the match in the same area.”This is the second evening in a row where disorder has occurred in Porto. Last night there were issues outside a bar, where bottles were thrown and minor damage was caused. It is completely unacceptable.”The incidents come as a blow to the Football Association (FA), which launched a campaign video entitled ‘Don’t Be That Idiot’ last week that sought to urge fans against being involved in scenes such as those witnessed in Porto.FA head of security Tony Conniford expressed concern about a “stag-do culture” among an element of the travelling England support for games in more easily accessible destinations such as Portugal.”A lot of it is alcohol-fuelled and there almost becomes an acceptance that because you are at the football, anything goes,” Conniford, formerly assistant director at the UK Football Policing Unit, said when the campaign was launched.”I find that difficult to buy into and people need to have a look at themselves and start to think, ‘If my relatives, wife or children were here with me, would it be an enjoyable experience?’ And the answer is ‘no’.””I don’t want to stereotype people and put everybody into a box. That is very dangerous. But it would be stupid to say we had not recognised groups of young, adult males booking together are the ones we are more concerned about.”It’s that holiday, stag-do culture where young guys get together and suddenly anything goes.”Around 15,000 England fans are expected to be on the ground for the game against Netherlands at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques, which has a tournament capacity of 26,500.The Three Lions will return to Guimaraes on Sunday to face Switzerland if they lose to Ronald Koeman’s side, while victory would bring a final against Portugal in Porto later that day with up to 18,000 England supporters estimated to be in attendance by the weekend.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Ministry of Health is to remove from the market, the four brands of toilet tissue found to be contaminated.At the Jamaica House press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, April 17, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Jean Dixon and Chairman of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Dr. Winston Davidson, outlined details on the issue, which has raised concern among Jamaicans. Samples of the brands, tested by the BSJ, indicate high levels of bacteria, which may cause infections.The BSJ is to submit details of its test results to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. The Ministry has launched its own investigation following the findings of the BSJ.“We are not proposing to retest, but certainly, one of the issues we will be looking at is the sampling protocols and to see if there are any trends,” Dr. Dixon said.“Contamination of the products that we use could happen at any stage in the chain…so we will be having further dialogue with our colleagues at the Bureau on this matter. We will have to look at the organisms that are involved to see (if) these organisms are restricted to toilet paper…would the level at which we are finding them be cause for concern,” she noted further.Meanwhile, Dr. Davidson stressed that despite public calls for the names of the contaminated brands to be published, the standards testing agency has to be cautious in its actions. He said the agency does not have the “legal coverage” to make the information public and must be mindful of bringing the agency’s credibility into question. “If we had the particular legal coverage to do it, it would have been done long ago,” he stated.“The fact is that the Bureau is a scientific institution, and we give the facts as they are, satisfied by objective data. One test will maybe carry you into five days, and you have to be careful that you do not give test results that are spurious and put you in disrepute. So this particular exercise has been very carefully done,” he stated.“We know that the public has a right to know, and we would like to give the public all the information, but there are some constraints that we face,” he added.Meanwhile, in light of the development, Dr. Davidson said the Bureau is looking to have tissue added to its protocol list. He said the agency only performs tests on products that are provided for within its protocol and tissue is not among the list of items.“We did not have toilet tissue evaluation as part of our protocol. Companies exporting to Jamaica therefore do not have that as a precondition for export to Jamaica. It means that if we embark on taking a decision to stop a company from coming into Jamaica, we expose ourselves to the question – it was not on your protocol list, therefore on what basis do you stand?,” he stated.The Bureau is halfway through testing the 60 brands of tissue that are available on the local market and has, to date, publicised 24 brands that have passed the standards tests. Sixteen of those brands are locally produced. It takes a minimum of one week for microbiological tests to be completed. The Bureau also said the four samples/brands identified with high bacteria counts have been under detention for the past nine weeks and a recall has been issued for any product that had been previously distributed. Comparative testing is currently being done on these samples.Importers of brands with unacceptable levels of bacteria will be required to either re-export or destroy the product. Where destruction is selected the BSJ will monitor the process.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Department of Financial Services (DFS) has informed that RBI is examining the priority sector lending norms for promoting export credit, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said. Certain enabling guidelines are under consideration and when issued, those are expected to release additional Rs 35,000-68,000 crore export credit under priority sector, he said. “DFS has informed that RBI is currently examining the priority sector lending norms for export credit and certain enabling guidelines are under consideration,” he said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepHe also said that as per data compiled by RBI, the balance outstanding for export credit by all scheduled commercial banks increased from Rs 1,85,591 crore as on March 31, 2015 to Rs 2,43,890 crore as at March-end 2018 before declining to Rs 2,26,363 crore as on March 31, 2019. The government has taken various steps to increase the flow of credit to micro, small and medium enterprises’ (MSMEs) exporters. The measures include raising interest subsidy rate from 3 per cent to 5 per cent, among others. Replying to a separate question, he said the pendency for examination of patent applications has gone down by over 49 per cent from 2,04,177 in March 2017 to 1,03,928 in June, 2019. As many as 15,284 patents were granted in 2018-19, while 1,12,856 applications are pending in the patent office.last_img read more

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first_imgTRIPOLI – Gunmen attacked a central bank van in the Libyan city of Sirte on Monday, stealing $54 million in different currencies, the official Lana news agency reported.The report said “10 heavily armed men” had made off with the funds, which were destined for the Sirte branch of the Libyan central bank and had been flown to the city from Tripoli.Citing an source from the local branch of the central bank, LANA said that the gunmen stole “53 million Libyan dinars ($42 million)” and another $12 million in US dollars and euros. The gunmen attacked the van on the road between Sirte airport and the town itself, 500 kilometres (300 miles) east of Tripoli, LANA said, without saying if there had been any casualties.Only one security vehicle had been assigned to protect the van, and the agency said that the guards “were unable to resist the 10 attackers.”Sirte, the last bastion of support for dictator Moamer Kadhafi to fall to rebel forces in the 2011 uprising, has largely been spared the wave of violence that has swept the country since the strongman’s ouster.The eastern city of Benghazi — cradle of the 2011 uprising — has seen a series of attacks in recent months, including the bombing of a reception hall early Monday which caused damage but did not wound anyone.last_img read more

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Sources close to Fernando said that he had received his letter of appointment from Sirisena pending clearance by Parliament’s high posts committee. Fernando was Sirisena’s Secretary until first of this month when he resigned. His will be a political appointment outside the foreign service. Austin Fernando, President Maithripala Sirisena’s former secretary, has been named Sri Lanka’s next High Commissioner to India, the Press Trust of India reported.He will replace Chitrangani Wagiswara, a career foreign service officer, officials said. A date for Fernando’s formal posting in New Delhi was not known, officials said.He had previously served as the Governor for the Eastern Province and an Advisor to the president. (Colombo Gazette)

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first_imgIT’S THURSDAY. IT’S lunchtime. Let’s have a little fun.1. This pug, dancing like nobody is watching Source: Imgur2. The rolling raccoon3. *BOOOOSH* Source: Pbh24. This passive-aggressive cat Source: Imgur5. This pig, who’s definitely a heavy sleeper Source: Imgur6. Mondays, in gif form Source: Imgur7. “Hang on there…” Source: Imgur8. This nosy monkey, trying to get the gossip Source: Pbh2(That’s a proboscis monkey, by the by.)9. Cat vs Ham: The Showdown That Shook The World10. “OOGA BOOGA!” Source: Tumblr11. “Cheers lads, chat to ye after” Source: Tumblr12. This kind sloth, giving out flowers Source: Imgur13. This greatly displeased otter Source: Imgur14. And a greatly displeased cat Source: FunnyJunk15. And…this. Source: ImgurThe things you do for treats.This fox eating a GoPro will make you very uncomfortable>Four-foot-tall emu ‘stolen’ from pet farm in Carlow>last_img read more

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first_imgJohnson and Burkle will share Vibe with current owner, private-equity firm InterMedia Partners. The former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star is now the chairman of Vibe Holdings, which includes Vibe and Uptown magazines, Vibe.com and the Soul Train television show and library. Johnson plans to expand on video, advertising and to revive Soul Train among other efforts for the Vibe brand. There was talk in early 2010 that Magic Johnson Enterprises was looking to buy Johnson Publishing, publisher of Ebony and Jet Magazines. Johnson said the acquisition was not completed because his company couldn’t reach a deal with the Johnson Publishers, based in Chicago. InterMedia Partners, along with partners Uptown Media Group, purchased Vibe and Vibe.com assets in August 2009, after publishing group The Wick Group defaulted on its loan and forced a temporary shutdown that took place on June 30, 2009 of the magazine, according to nypost.com. Magic Johnson is looking to do business. At a Vibe Holdings launch party for Johnson in New York City last night, he spoke about his desire to build on current online and video efforts. In attendance was a stocked group of current and possible investors. Johnson claims that his expertise is growing brands, and installed “Let’s do business” as his motto for the night. Johnson took this even further by singling out reps in attendance, including Unilever and NBA, inquiring if he could expect their business. Johnson, along with partner Ron Burkle (who owns almost 30 percent of the grocery superstore A & P and is worth $3.2 billion, according to Forbes) invested an estimated $12 million in Vibe. The men formed the Yucaipa/Johnson Fund from Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos. and Magic Johnson Enterprises, which is said to have a net worth of $550 million. Vibe announced the investment on the first of the year.last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, July 28, 2018:Daniel James Hannan (28, North Reading) was arrested for OUI Liquor (3rd Offense); Failure To Stop For Police; Negligent Operation Of A Motor Vehicle; Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License (Subsequent Offense); Speeding; Marked Lanes Violation; and Possession Of Open Container Of Alcohol In Motor Vehicle. A detail officer reported a vehicle bypassed a detail roadblock on Salem Street. Vehicle then stopped, but took off again. A car chase ensued. Billerica, Tewksbury, Chelmsford and Mass State Police notified. Hannan got out of his vehicle in Billerica and a foot pursuit ensued. He was eventually captured. (12:53am)An employee reported a customer drove into a large window in the front of Bill Dube Hyundai on Main Street. Police responded and verified damage. Safety glass was shattered. No injuries. (10:44am)A Quincy Street caller reported her house, yard and vehicle were egged and toilet papered overnight. (10:51am)Airsoft riffle was located in a wooded area on Quincy Street. Police retrieved for destruction. (11:52am)A northbound train was blocking Route 62 at North Wilmington station. (3:26pm)Fire Department responded to grill fire at Regency Place on Horseshoe Lane. (6:41pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 22: You Got In Trouble With The Law; 3-Car Crash On Middlesex Ave.In “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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first_img Share Con el retiro del actual congresista por el Distrito 29 de Houston, Gene Green, varios políticos latinos han expresado ya su intención de competir por ese escaño en el Congreso de EE.UU.Jerónimo Cortina te explica En Pocas Palabras por qué este factor es especialmente importante para la comunidad hispana de Houston en su totalidad, no sólo la que reside en el East End. last_img

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first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Study finds European starlings flocking patterns similar to metals being magnetized (2012, March 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-european-starlings-flocking-patterns-similar.html Prior research by the same team regarding the velocity of the birds in a flock showed that if just a single bird changed its speed, that change would propagate out to all the other birds in the flock. In this new research, the team focused on orientation. They wanted to know how individual movements of birds in the flock caused changes in the direction of the flock as a whole.To find out, they set up multiple cameras around Rome, where the huge size of starling flocks is legendary. They took both video and stereometric stills which produce 3D imagery to allow them to capture the positions of birds in a flock as well as to project where they were going and how fast.In so doing, they discovered two things. The first is that a change in path by one bird impacts exactly seven birds surrounding it, regardless of the size of the flock. The second is that changes in flight path for the flock as a whole happens very similarly to the way single electron spins within a metal line up when a magnetic field is created.The first finding demonstrates that birds having neighbors is what is important to the flock, not how close they are. The seven birds that are impacted by the movement of one bird, then cause a change in the seven birds around each of them and so on until the entire flock has changed its alignment.The second finding demonstrates that at least some of the ways birds move in a flock can be defined mathematically, which means other models may be found as well. If so, they may lead to predicting how a flock will respond in various scenarios, which when combined with the way the birds impact their neighbors, may finally solve the age old mystery of how they fly in flocks the way they do. Explore further More information: The study will be published in PNAS at DOI:10.1073/pnas.1118633109 (not available at this moment yet).center_img Image: Wikipedia. (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists and amateur enthusiasts alike have long been fascinated by the abilities of some groups of animals to move in lockstep with one another, most specifically with schools of fish and flocks of birds. Now, new research by a team of researchers studying the flocking abilities of European starlings has shown that some of their abilities might be mathematically defined, and that the ability of the birds to change directions almost simultaneously follows the same model as metal when it becomes magnetized. The team is set to publish the results of their study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Starling flocks fly like a single entity (w/ Video)last_img read more

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first_imgGlobal Warranty Management System Market valued approximately USD 2.25 billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 14.42% over the forecast period 2018-2025.The Warranty Management System Market is continuously growing in the global scenario at significant pace. Warranty management refers to the effective creation as well as the execution of warranties for the different businesses. Though this kind of work is majorly carried out by product manufacturing organizations, any other company wanting to offer warranties might show an interest in these services provided by warranty management professionals. Warranty management systems efficiently automate the warranty management process including, warranty coverage, administrating campaigns, contract management, warranty tracking, and supplier cost recovery. Increasing number of manufacturing industries and rising demand for mobile & cloud-based solutions are the substantial driving factors of the market during the forecast period.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3024101?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshMoreover, rising need of cross platform solutions is the factor that likely to creating lucrative opportunity in the near future. In addition, warranty management system offers various benefits such as enhanced supplier recovery, reduced fraudulent claims, improved cash flow, improvement in product quality and so on, due to these benefits of warranty management system its demand is increasing across the world. However, high installation cost and lack of skilled professionals are the factor that limiting the market growth of Warranty Management System during the forecast period.The regional analysis of Global Warranty Management System Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share due to rising government support, rising domestic demand and new emerging technologies in the region.Further, Europe is estimated to grow as stable rate in the global Warranty Management System market over the upcoming years. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate / CAGR over the forecast period 2018-2025 owing to increasing development of manufacturing industries across the region.The major market player included in this report are:•IBM•Oracle•Pegasystems•PTC•SAP•Astea International•Industrial and Financial Systems (IFS)•Infosys•Tavant Technologies•Tech Mahindra•WiproThe objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study.Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players.The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:By Type:•Warranty Intelligence•Claim Management•Service Contract•Administration ManagementBy Component:•Solution•Services (Professional & Managed Services)By Application:•Manufacturing, Automotive•Healthcare•Supply Chain & Logistics•Food & Beverages•OthersBy Regions:•North America•U.S.•Canada•Europe•UK•Germany•Asia Pacific•China•India•Japan•Latin America•Brazil•Mexico•Rest of the WorldFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:•Historical year – 2015, 2016•Base year – 2017•Forecast period – 2018 to 2025Target Audience of the Global Warranty Management System Market in Market Study:•Key Consulting Companies & Advisors•Large, medium-sized, and small enterprises•Venture capitalists•Value-Added Resellers (VARs)•Third-party knowledge providers•Investment bankers•InvestorsGet Discount of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3024101?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal Big Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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first_imgA recent visit by ‘Anne’ fan Kate Middleton may have put Prince Edward Island in the global spotlight last month, but it is literary royalty that continues to draw tourists to its red-earth shores.   Few would have imagined one hundred years ago the impact Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel ‘Anne of Green Gables’ would have had on the island, the home of beloved heroine, Anne Shirley. Now though, the importance of the ‘Green Gables’ industry to the Canadian province is clear, with Anne-related spending last year accounting for nearly one-third of the island’s CA$370 million in tourism revenue, the New York Daily News reported.According to the newspaper, one in four visitors to PEI takes in at least one Anne attraction – usually the recreated fictional town of Avonlea or the Anne gift shop in Charlottetown – as fans from across the globe come to relive the fable’s magic.  Among the largest contingents of visitors to the island are the Japanese, who will even plan their weddings at Green Gables.“Many people think she was a real person,” said Chantelle Macdonald, who once played Anne in a theatrical production. “It’s difficult to tell them this person did not really exist. They sometimes confuse Anne with the author.”Click here to read our feature on Prince Edward Island. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more

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first_imgAntarcticaChimu Adventuresearly birds The earlybird offers from Chimu Adventures on selected Antarctica departures gives agents the opportunity to secure savings on 2018-19 bookings.Agents can access discounts of up to 30% when booking clients on the Le Boreal, Le Lyrial, Le Soléal, L’Austral or the Sea Spirit ships. There are competitive rates of commission for preferred agents and agent will receive an AUD $100 Coles/Myer gift card when booking clients on Le Boreal, Le Lyrial, Le Soléal or L’Austral before 15 April 2017.“We really want our agent partners to know just how much we value their support and the best way to demonstrate this is by giving them access to the most competitive rates in the market,” said co-founder Chad Carey. The Early Bird offer is available on a tiered discount system with limited cabins available on each discount level.Chimu is also offering AUD $1,000 land credit in addition to 30% discount when booking land, air and cruise on two selected Antarctica voyages departing in November 2017.Complete marketing packs to promote these 2018-19 Early Birds can be downloaded on Chimu’s agent portal I.N.C.A or contact your Chimu relationship manager.last_img read more

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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But in fairness to Gresham, the Cardinals have so many offensive weapons. It’s understandable that Bruce Arians didn’t use him as often as he got the ball to Larry Fitzgerald or David Johnson.In theory, retaining Gresham would mean Arizona wouldn’t have to draft a tight end in the first round of the NFL draft, but that hasn’t stopped some mock drafts from projecting former Alabama tight end O.J. Howard to the Cardinals. The 2017 free agency period didn’t treat the Arizona Cardinals well, as the team lost high-prized players like Calais Campbell and Tony Jefferson.But despite the losses, Arizona did manage to keep some free agents on the team, one of the most notable being tight end Jermaine Gresham.And while the goal is to keep as many free agents as possible, ESPN Insider Mike Sando thinks the Cardinals overpaid for Gresham. Top Stories center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact In his story ranking the value of free agency signings, Sando put Gresham in the “bad” category.Sando writes:Jermaine Gresham, TE, Arizona CardinalsContract: four years, $28 millionThe Bengals let Gresham walk in free agency two years ago when the tight end was coming off a two-season stretch with 108 receptions for 918 yards and nine touchdowns. Gresham’s numbers are way down in two seasons with Arizona: 55 catches for 614 yards and three scores. Those are modest stats for a player now set to earn $16.5 million in guaranteed money, including $5.25 million fully guaranteed in 2018. Finding the resources to keep Gresham seemed odd for a team that couldn’t find a way to retain homegrown safety Tony Jefferson.Sando seems to think the Cardinals should’ve tried harder to keep Jefferson, who signed a four year contract worth $34 million with the Baltimore Ravens. Although Jefferson is making more money, the contracts aren’t drastically different. Jefferson also earned $19 million in guaranteed money while Gresham made $16.5 million guaranteed.In 2016, Gresham played in all 16 games and had 37 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns. Those are respectable numbers for a tight end, but his receiving yards were tied for 28th in the NFL. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) celebrates his touchdown with tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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