John Legend Bruno Mars GRAMMY Shows Earn 2018 Emmy Nominations

first_imgThe Recording Academy earned five nominations this year for our musical TV centerpieces. The 60th GRAMMY Awards telecast live from New York earned nods for Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special, Outstanding Variety Special (Live), and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special.Meanwhile, the Academy’s TV tribute to the indelible music of an icon, “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A Grammy Salute,” earned a nomination for Outstanding Music Direction for the special’s music director Davey Johnstone.Bruno Mars also earned a nod for Outstanding Music Direction for his Bruno “Mars: 24K Magic Live At The Apollo” while Super Bowl music director Adam Wayne Blackstone earned recognition in the same category for this year’s halftime show featuring Justin Timberlake. For his role in the breakout hit live TV musical “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert,” John Legend received an Emmy nod for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie. Already a GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winner, if Legend wins his Emmy this year, he would join the elite EGOT-winning crew alongside entertainers such as Rita Moreno and Whoopi Goldberg. See The Music That Earned 2018 Emmy Nods john-legend-bruno-mars-grammy-shows-earn-2018-emmy-nominations News Celebrating the best in TV, the annual Emmy Awards have announced this year’s round of awards candidates Renée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 12, 2018 – 1:42 pm Emmy nominations for 2018 — the 70th year of celebrating the best in TV over the course of the previous year — are out and here’s how the music world stacked up. “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” also earned several additional nominations, including Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene and Outstanding Variety Special (Live).Other familiar musical faces made the Emmy nominations list for their acting work. Donald Glover — aka Childish Gambino — earned several nods for his work on the hit comedy series “Atlanta,” including Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series. One-time “Glee” actor/singer Darren Criss is up for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for his role as Andrew Cunanan in “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”In the musical categories, a number of composers earned nominations for their music works. This includes the GRAMMY-winning composers behind the score to La La Land Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who earned a Emmy nod for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics  “In The Market For A Miracle” from “A Christmas Story Live!” Steve Martin earned a nomination in the same category for “The Buddy Song” from “Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter center_img NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 10, 2018 – 9:38 am All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John Facebook John Legend, Bruno Mars, GRAMMY Shows Earn 2018 Emmy Nominations Email last_img read more

Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office’s Housing Coordinator Laurie Stanton will be holding office hours on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 2pm to 4:30pm, in Wilmington Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Stanton will assist residents with their affordable housing questions.The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office helps people find affordable housing in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Saugus.If you are unable to attend office hours on this date, future dates will be announced. Laurie can also be reached at her Reading Office at 781-942-6667 during normal business hours.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Town of Wilmington.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedAffordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On October 2In “Government”Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On April 25In “Government”Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents On December 5 & December 19 At Town HallIn “Government”last_img read more

Boeing details fixes to get 737 Max flying again

first_img Comment Now playing: Watch this: Tags 32 Photos Boeing said the fixes will “reduce the crew’s workload in non-normal flight situations and prevent erroneous data from causing MCAS activation.” Among them:MCAS will now compare inputs from two sensors, instead of just one. (The system is activated by angle-of-attack sensors near the airplane’s nose.)If the sensors disagree by 5.5 degrees or more, MCAS will not automatically activate. According to a preliminary report from the first crash in October, a faulty AOA sensor was sending incorrect information to MCAS.An indicator on the flight deck display will alert the pilots when the sensors disagree. Until now, Boeing sold a warning light alerting pilots to a fault as part of an optional package of equipment. The aircraft involved in the first crash did not have that light installed.MCAS will kick in only one time if it determines an aircraft’s nose is too high. Also, MCAS will never move the horizontal stabilizer (the flight surface on the tailplane that moves an aircraft up and down) with more force than the pilot can exert on the control column. Both crash investigations show the planes oscillated several times before crashing, indicating that the system activated several times even after pilots recovered from the dives.Flight crews will need 21 or more days of instructor-led and simulator training on the 737 Max, including interacting with MCAS, before they can fly the aircraft. Boeing and the FAA are facing charges that current 737 Max pilot training did not mention the system in order to minimize the cost and time of certifying pilots. That training is now the focus of multiple investigations including one by Congress, which opened a hearing Wednesday.Boeing didn’t give a timeline for the changes or say when the 737 Max, which remains grounded around the world, might carry passengers again. Before that can happen, the FAA and aviation safety agencies in other countries will need to certify the fixes as safe. Airlines will then need to install them and retrain crews. A 747 story: The history of the jumbo jet 1 Share your voicecenter_img Aviation Boeing “The 737 family is a safe airplane family. And the 737 Max builds on that tremendous history of safety that we’ve seen for the last 50 years,” he said. “We’re working with customers and regulators around the world to restore faith in our industry and also to reaffirm our commitment to safety.”Though the official causes of both accidents have not been determined, investigators have found clear similarities. Under scrutiny is a flight control system called MCAS (for Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) that pushes the 737 Max’s nose down when it determines that it’s too high. Preliminary data from both crashes show that flight crews struggled to take control as the airplanes continually dove just after takeoff.  Eager to assure airlines and passengers that its best-selling airplane is safe, Boeing on Wednesday announced how it will update a flight control system that’s at the center of investigations into crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed 346 people.Speaking at the company’s 737 factory in Renton, Washington, Boeing executive Mike Sinnett opened the briefing by expressing sympathy for the victims of both crashes and for their families.  2:33 Tech Industry How United Airlines prepares a Boeing 777 between flightslast_img read more

RMZ waiting for clarity on dividend distribution tax before IPO

first_imgRMZ Corp, real estate developer and investor, would wait for signals from the government on dividend distribution tax (DDT) before finalising its initial public offering (IPO), a senior company executive said on Thursday.”We are looking for clarity on the dividend distribution tax and stamp duty in the (upcoming) Union Budget based on which we will decide on how and when to get listed,” the executive told IB Times Media on the condition of anonymity.”India is our first priority for listing and if it does not work out, we will look at Singapore,” he added.In India, dividend is tax-free at the hands of shareholders but the company that distributes dividend is liable to pay tax to the government. “This comprises DDT of 15 percent along with a surcharge of 12 percent and education cess of 3 percent (inclusive of surcharge). Provisions exist to remove the cascading effect of DDT in a holding company-subsidiary relationship,” according to a KPMG note.The Budget session of Parliament will begin from 23 February and end on 13 May, 2016. The railway budget will be presented on 25 February and the union budget on 29 February. The economic survey will presented on 26 February.Bengaluru-based RMZ hopes to close FY2016 with lease rentals of $200 million and is currently outperforming the market in terms of rentals.”Rentals are growing in the range of 5 percent to 7 percent every year overall, but we are growing at a rate of 10 percent to 12 percent,” the executive said, attributing it to “premier” locations of the company’s office properties and better asset management.The executive said further that the company would be investing about $500 million in the next 12 to 18 months to take its current 20 million sq ft office property portfolio to 80 million sq ft by 2021.Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has an investment of about $300 million and Barings Private Equity Partners has invested about $100 million in RMZ Corp.RMZ Corp’s office properties are located in Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and New Delhi.The company recently purchased Essar Group’s Equinox Business Park in Mumbai for about $360 million, according to a Business Standard.last_img read more

Videos show how Punjabi families illegally cross over to the US

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:34Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:33?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.ReutersVideos of what appear to be Punjabis illegally crossing the US-Mexico border have surfaced. The clips show men, women and children squeezing through a gap in a tall black fence separating the United States and Mexico. While the gaps between the rods are very small, one gap is big enough for a slim person to fit through.After they crossed the fence, they had to go through a barbed wire with the help of traffickers. The traffickers then instructed them to take care and bid them farewell.In one of the clips, a Punjabi woman can be heard saying, “Mein taan langh nahin sakdee (I can’t cross)” but goes through the passage into the US after four other people including two children go through the gap and show her how.Another short video shows a woman with a small boy and a male companion with two bags go through the same passage onto the other side.A third video shows two young girls, accompanied by two women and three men cross the border. They help each other while the traffickers instruct them to go slow.Times of India reported that Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director of North American Punjabi Association, said that women and children crossing the border is a new trend. Chahal went on to explain that while he understood women being asylum seekers, he was surprised by the number of children the parents took along.”If these videos reflect the desperation of Punjabi families to reach abroad along with their kids, they also reflect very poorly on the governments back home. These videos also show hopelessness and complete lack of faith among people in the governments,” Chahal was quoted as saying by TOI.The videos come just a month after six-year-old Gurupreet Kaur died of a heat stroke in the Arizona desert when she and her family illegally crossed into the US from Mexico. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib Respond To Trumps Racist Tweetscenter_img Closelast_img read more

Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones

first_imgPresident Donald Trump speaks at a rally in support of US Senate candidate Josh Hawley on 1 November in Columbia, Missouri. Hawley is in a tight race with incumbent Democrat senator Claire McCaskill. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border had thrown rocks “viciously and violently” at Mexican police.“We’re not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back,” he said.“I told them (troops) consider it (a rock) a rifle. When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexican military and police, I say consider it a rifle.”Trump spoke during a presentation of his controversial policy on cracking down against what he says is uncontrolled illegal immigration.Contacted for comment, Pentagon spokesman Army Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis said the military would not discuss hypothetical situations on the use of force “but our forces are trained professionals who always have the inherent right of self-defence.”“I would also emphasize that our forces are in support of DHS/CBP, who are performing law enforcement activities,” he added, referring to the frontline Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection.Trump has ramped up the rhetoric daily ahead of next Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections, accusing the opposition Democrats of wanting to throw open the borders to floods of “tough people,” “rapists” and other types of threats.The current focus of the president’s repeated claim to be acting against “an invasion” is the dwindling group of a few thousand impoverished migrants trying to get north, but still far from the US border.Trump said that from now on, the United States will stop its policy of allowing people to claim political asylum at the border unless they have first gone through an official border post.Those caught at the border will be held in tent camps or other facilities until they can be deported or have their requests approved, he said.Critics say that such a radical rethink to asylum policies could violate current laws.But Trump rejected this.“This is totally legal. No, we’re stopping people at the border. This is an invasion, and nobody is even questioning that,” he said.“We’ll be doing an executive order sometime next week,” he said, giving little further detail.Despite Trump’s increasingly severe warnings of immigration chaos, the government on Wednesday issued figures saying that only about 400,000 people have been apprehended at the border in 2018, down from around 1.6 million in 2000.Trump said he was not anti-immigrant but wanted immigration to be completely brought under control.“Mass uncontrolled immigration is especially unfair to the many wonderful law-abiding immigrants already living here who followed the rules and waited their turn,” he said.“Some have been waiting for many years. Some have been waiting a long time. They have done everything perfectly, and they are going to come in.”last_img read more

HPMHarveyHeroes Grace Hoover A Volunteer From Canada

first_imgTo find more info about the Giving Hub, visit 611 W. 22nd Street  to see what the center still needs. Many people sit back and feel sorry when tragedy strikes. While thoughts and prayers offer emotional support, some people get the urge to do more.In comes Grace Hoover, who made it her mission to cross international lines and go from Winnipeg, Canada, to Houston, to do whatever she could to help  with Harvey’s aftermath.She and a few friends made their way to the dry goods distribution center the Giving Hub,  on 611 W. 22nd Street, after flying to Dallas, renting a truck, and filling it with supplies. Sharelast_img

Santa Fe Church Community Reflects On Texas Shooting

first_img Share Travis Bubenik/Houston Public MediaCalvary Crossroad Church, seen two days after Friday’s deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School.Sunday morning, people in Santa Fe, Texas, flocked to local churches, seeking comfort after this week’s high school shooting that killed 10 people and injured 13 others.The residents of this deeply-religious community are just starting to process their emotions, as they also look for answers as to how such a thing could happen.“Lord I need you, oh I need you,” sang the choir at Arcadia First Baptist Church. It was the refrain of many who are turning to faith to deal with the grim reality that this familiar, and tragic, American routine has now come to their town.Pamela Pannell’s grandson would have been in the art class where witnesses said the shooting started, but he was in another room that day for Advanced Placement testing.“That’s the hard part,” she said. “To come that close to losing him.”Pannell held back tears, saying her heart goes out to the people who have lost a loved one in the shooting.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott attended the Sunday service. Later, he talked about what he called “obvious” ideas to prevent future shootings, including tightening school security and keeping a closer watch on who leaves and enters school grounds. Abbott has also pointed to a mental health program that intervenes when kids show warning signs that they might become violent.For Pannell and other churchgoers here, the answer is simpler.“We need God back in our schools,” she said.Almost two decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court told the Santa Fe Independent School District that it had to stop allowing student-led prayers at school events. It’s a case that still reverberates in the community today.Just down the road from Pannell’s church, at Calvary Crossroads Church, Pastor Del Toler told his congregation to think about that court case the next time they get a chance to vote. He said there might be a number of ways to prevent a shooting, but religion should be at the center.“I think the church is a focal point,” he said, “and I think we’ve gotten the cart before the horse, and we want the other things, but we don’t want God.”His thoughts about changing gun laws reflect familiar attitudes in Texas.“Guns helped shape America,” he said. “Guns have insured our freedom. It’s the heart in a man that steers him to do wrong.” Travis Bubenik/Houston Public MediaPastor Del Toler of Calvary Crossroad Church says there might be a number of ways to prevent a shooting, but religion should be at the center.Eighteen-year-old Santa Fe High School student Megan Dunford is one of Toler’s church members. She was friends with Sabika Sheikh, the Pakistani exchange student killed in the shooting.“It’s been really different, knowing that she’s gone,” Dunford said. She described Sheikh as instantly friendly, someone who one day just decided to sit with Dunford at lunch and start talking.“I liked everything [about her],” Dunford said. “She made me laugh and stuff, she was very helpful.”As the national debate swirls about how to prevent another school shooting, Dunford is just trying to deal with the loss of a friend, talking it out with her family, like so many others in this grieving community.last_img read more

Healing Baltimore with Straight Talk House Music

first_imgBy Rev. Dorothy Boulware, Special to the AFROIf it’s Friday in Baltimore, what mix could be better than a great discussion about the city’s revival and house music. What a combination! It’s the treat of the evening for those whoventure out to the Impact Hub, Feb. 1, to talk with author, Sean Yoes about his book,  “Baltimore After Freddie Gray” and hear the best music in the world, ala Baltimore.This event is produced in partnership with Tiffany Ginyard, AFRO managing editor andfounder of the Fly Girl Network. “It focuses on a conversation I’m facilitating with middle and high school students about the impact of violence on their lives, post Uprising,” Yoes said.Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO editor will be moderating a discussion with youth regarding their experience living in Baltimore following the Uprisings that erupted in the city following the death of Freddie Gray. Afterwards, DJs Henry Da Man and Sunny T will get the party started with a house party. (Courtesy Photos)“We’re also going to be focused on healing using the conversation.” Yoes had no idea of a book when he began capturing the news surrounding the arrest and death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, culminating in what the city has chosen to call the Uprising, the citizens’ response to the injustice they felt Freddie Gray endured while in police custody.Yoes wrote himself through the horror and the injustice, the incredulity and the reality. Hewrote himself through the mass media frenzy and the would-be stars of it all. Without planning, he wrote the script for an atrocity, the ashes of which have become a source of new life in the city.DJs Henry Da Man and Sunny T. (Courtesy Photo)One column at a time. Each week another column. Each week another reaction. Week by week. Race and Politics.While Yoes admits to at least emerging as an expert on Black Baltimore, he said “discussing Gray’s death and his life are important in understanding the ubiquitous system of White supremacy in Baltimore specifically.”And the discussion at the Impact Hub will meld into what Yoes calls the ultimate Baltimore healing experience, “a House Music party with DJs Henry Da Man and Sunny T.”Yoes is neither a stranger to Baltimore nor a stranger to the AFRO. He is well known as a writer extraordinaire for his weekly column, Race and Politics, and most recently as the Baltimore editor.Join Sean Yoes and the community 6 p.m., Feb. 1 at Impact Hub, 10 E. North Avenue.“Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From one of America’s Great Imperiled Cities” can be purchased at the event and on Amazon.comlast_img read more

Whats Coming to Netflix in July 2018

first_imgJuly 28Shameless: Season 8The Company MenJuly 29HerSofia the First: Season 4July 30A Very Secret Service: Season 2July 31Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 3 With July around the corner, Netflix subscribers will see a number of beloved shows and movies as well as some new comedy specials returning for their viewing pleasure.Most notably, fan-favorite Netflix original series “Orange Is the New Black” is returning on July 27 for Season 6 and “Shameless” will be uploading its eight season the day after. On July 1, the entire “Jurassic Park” trilogy will be available for fans to stream, along with “The Boondock Saints,” “The Princess Diaries,” and “Happy Gilmore.”Netflix’s July lineup also promises plenty of opportunities for laughs, with “Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now” and “The Comedy Lineup” becoming available for streaming. Stand-up fans will be thrilled with the second season of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which features Dave Chappelle. Check out every title coming to Netflix next month below:July 1Blue Bloods: Season 8Bo Burnham: what.The Boondock SaintsChocolatDeceivedFinding NeverlandGet SmartHappy GilmoreHawaii Five-O: Season 8Interview With the VampireJourney to the Center of the EarthJurassic ParkThe Lost World: Jurassic ParkJurassic Park IIIMadam Secretary: Season 4Menace II SocietyNCIS: Season 15PandorumPenelopeThe Princess DiariesQueens of Comedy: Season 2Rica, Famosa, Latina: Seasons 1-4Scooby-DooScooby-Doo 2: Monsters UnleashedSpanglishStealthSwordfishTraitorTroyVan HelsingThe VoicesWe Own the NightWe the Marines What We StartedJuly 2Dance Academy: The ComebackGood Witch: Season 4King of PekingRominaThe Sinner: Season 1July 3The Comedy LineupJuly 5 Blue ValentineJuly 6Anne With an E: Season 2Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly BrewedFirst Team: Juventus: Part BThe Fosters: Season 5Free Rein: Season 2Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 2The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer HunterSacred GamesSamantha!The Skin of the WolfSomebody Feed Phil: The Second CourseWhite FangJuly 7Scream 4July 9Lockup: Extended Stay: Collection 1July 10Drug Lords: Season 2July 12Gone Baby GoneJuly 13The Epic Tales of Captain UnderpantsHow It EndsJim Jefferies: This Is Me NowKevin Hart: Let Me ExplainSugar RushJuly 15Bonusfamiljen: Season 2Going for GoldThe Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale: Part 2July 20Amazing InteriorsDark TouristDeep Undercover: Collection 3Duck Duck GooseFather of the YearFix It and Finish It: Collection 3Home: Adventures With Tip and Oh: Season 4Jimmy: The True Story of a True IdiotLast Chance U: EMCC & Life AfterLast Chance U: INDY: Part 1Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia: Season 2July 22An EducationDisney’s BoltJuly 24The WarningIliza Shlesinger: Elder MillennialJuly 27Cupcake & Dino – General ServicesExtinctionOrange Is the New Black: Season 6Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Master of RomeThe Bleeding EdgeThe Worst Witch: Season 2Welcome to the Family Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

How dogs can walk on ice without freezing their paws

first_img Explore further Scientists in Japan have solved a long-standing veterinary mystery: how dogs can stand and walk for so long on snow and ice without apparent discomfort, and without freezing their paws. Scientists at Tokyo’s Yamazaki Gakuen University wondered why dogs do not seem to feel the cold in their paws, even though the paws have less insulating fur than their trunks. The paws have pads containing a high fat content, which freezes less easily than other tissues, but they also have a high surface area-to-volume ratio, which means they should lose heat easily.In humans exposed to frigid temperatures, vasoconstriction occurs in the extremities to reduce the blood flow and resultant heat loss, and ensure the blood returning to the rest of the body does not cool too much. The research team, led by Dr. Hiroyoshi Ninomiya, used a scanning electron microscope to study the paws of four adult dogs, and discovered that the arteries supplying blood to the pads had networks of numerous small veins, or venules, closely associated with them, and that the system essentially acts as a counter-current heat exchanger. When warm blood arrives in the paws via the arteries, heat is transferred to the venules closely associated with the arteries, thus ensuring the blood has been warmed up before it returns to the rest of the body.The counter-current heat exchange system prevents the body cooling and ensures the paw temperature stays within reasonable limits. The same system has also been identified in other animals such as Antarctic penguins, where it occurs in their legs and wings, and dolphins, which use a heat exchange system in their fins. The Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) was already known to have a counter-current heat exchange system in its paws, along with numerous other adaptations to the cold, but the existence of such a system in domestic dogs had not been previously suspected or identified. The findings suggest that domestic dogs might have originated in a cold climate, in which such a system would have had survival benefits.Domesticated dogs are not all able to withstand icy conditions on their paws to the same extent, depending on their environment (such as habitually living indoors), and the breed. Common tips often suggested to help domestic dogs avoid cold feet in winter is to ensure their pads are not split or injured in any way, and to spray their paws with cooking spray before taking them out in the snow. Frostbite is very rare in dogs, but it can occur.The paper is published in the journal Veterinary Dermatology. More information: Veterinary Dermatology, Volume 22, Issue 6, pages 475–481, December 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3164.2011.00976.x © 2011 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Citation: How dogs can walk on ice without freezing their paws (2012, January 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-dogs-ice-paws.html Through sunshine, bitter cold, dogs need exercise 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

Study shows starving mantis females attract more males

first_img Explore further A study done by Katherine Barry an evolutionary biologist with Macquarie University in Australia has led to the discovery that a certain species of female mantis attracts more males when starving, then do those who are well fed. In her paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, she describes experiments she carried out that contradicted conventional thinking. I like bright butts – how male mantids locate females Scientists have known for quite some time that female false garden mantises attract males using pheromones—they’ve also known that the females quite often eat the male before it has a chance to mate with her. Up until now, however, it has been assumed that the better fed females, which produce more eggs, attract more males. This new study suggests such thinking has been in error.Barry had a hunch that the hungriest of the females likely produced more pheromones than did others, because they had more at stake. Attracting more males meant attracting more meals, thereby solving the hunger problem. To test her idea, she captured several females and placed them in mesh cages that kept them separate and hidden from males that were introduced later. First, she fed the females differing amounts over a period of time, causing them to have four different levels of nourishment: good, medium, poor and very poor. When the males were introduced she counted how many were attracted to those in the various groups. In studying the data, she found that the males were more attracted to the females that were graded as good verses medium or poor, but those that were labeled as very poor attracted over twice as many as those that were labeled as good. Thus, starving the female clearly led to a stronger attraction in males, which is impressive considering that such females tend to produce very few eggs and thus offspring. Instead of producing eggs, the females produce more pheromones to attract more males which are eaten to reduce hunger, and thereafter, more eggs.As an added note, Barry pointed out that starving females are quite adept at avoiding copulation—she bites off the head and forelegs, to prevent being mounted, but still must wrangle with the male, as he has an additional brain in his abdomen. It’s only after he dies that she eats him. More information: Sexual deception in a cannibalistic mating system? Testing the Femme Fatale hypothesis, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, rspb.royalsocietypublishing.or … nt/282/1800/20141428ABSTRACTAnimal communication theory holds that in order to be evolutionarily stable, signals must be honest on average, but significant dishonesty (i.e. deception) by a subset of the population may also evolve. A typical praying mantid mating system involves active mate searching by males, which is guided by airborne sex pheromones in most species for which mate-searching cues have been studied. The Femme Fatale hypothesis suggests that female mantids may be selected to exploit conspecific males as prey if they benefit nutritionally from cannibalism. Such a benefit exists in the false garden mantid Pseudomantis albofimbriata—females use the resources gained from male consumption to significantly increase their body condition and reproductive output. This study aimed to examine the potential for chemical deception among the subset of females most likely to benefit from cannibalism (poorly fed females). Females were placed into one of four feeding treatments (‘Very Poor’, ‘Poor’, ‘Medium’ and ‘Good’), and males were given the opportunity to choose between visually obscured females in each of the treatments. Female body condition and fecundity varied linearly with food quantity; however, female attractiveness did not. That is, Very Poor females attracted significantly more males than any of the other female treatments, even though these females were in significantly poorer condition, less fecund (in this study) and more likely to cannibalise (in a previous study). In addition, there was a positive correlation between fecundity and attractiveness if Very Poor females were removed from the analysis, suggesting an inherently honest signalling system with a subset of dishonest individuals. This is the first empirical study to provide evidence of sexual deception via chemical cues, and the first to provide support for the Femme Fatale hypothesis. Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society Bcenter_img Citation: Study shows starving mantis females attract more males (2014, December 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-12-starving-mantis-females-males.html © 2014 Phys.org Pseudomantis albofimbriata. Credit: Donald Hobern/Wikipedia 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

Consider Bengal to be your home make plans to invest here Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged businessmen to invest in Information Technology (IT) in Bengal which is set to be the future destination in the country and perhaps the whole world.She laid the foundation stone of the Bengal Silicon Valley Hub at New Town on Monday evening. Terming it as “historic,” Banerjee said: “We were not there when investment in IT started in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. But now, both the places are saturated and Bengal is coming up as the next destination. Invest in Bengal and the state government will provide every facility,” she said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe proposed hub is coming up in 100 acre of land and “if needed, we will provide another 100 acre,” she added.Banerjee maintained that there is no dearth of talent in Bengal. “You will find IT professionals from Bengal working in Hyderabad and Bengaluru and in many foreign countries as well. They will come back if you can give them proper infrastructure and respect. And I believe, they can do miracles,” she pointed out.Urging strong investments in the IT sector in Bengal, she stated the talent pool in Bengal is very high and the attrition rate is as low as 3 percent. The state government has land banks and land-use policy. “Consider Bengal to be your home and make plans to take the state forward. We are there to give you all the support. Consider us to be one of your family members,” she said. The Chief Minister said the situation in Bengal has changed drastically over the past few years. “There was a time when people did not want to invest in Bengal because of bandhs and strikes. The man-days loss amounted to 70 lakh and now it has been brought down to zero. I do not support bandhs and always believe in positive and not negative approach.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee inaugurated three IT parks at Malda, Siliguri (Phase III) and Purulia. She congratulated the budding industrialists who have invested in the IT parks. Ramdas Kamath, the senior vice-president, Infosys, said well-known architect Hafiz Contractor has designed its building that will come up in New Town.”We will take 15 months to complete the building which will be a landmark site representing neo-classical architecture in Bengal. He especially thanked Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary, state IT Department and Swarup Roy, Advisor, IT Promotion Cell for their tireless efforts to bring Infosys to Bengal. Describing Mamata Banerjee as “the best Chief Minister in the country,” Sanjiv Goenka said: “This is the best place to invest and the state government is ready to give every support. I do business in many states but in Bengal, the support I receive from the Chief Minister, her colleagues and the bureaucrats is remarkable.”Top officials of IT companies including TCS, Cognizant, Oracle India, Sify Technologies Limited, HPE-Aruba, DQE, Capgemini were also present at the event.last_img read more

Social media can help students connect better

first_imgNot just connecting you with friends, interaction with fellow students on social networking website can help you focus and study better, say researchers.Developers of open online courses may want to take a page from Facebook to keep more students engaged and enrolled.“Current open course platforms do not include collaborative features for students to work together, or good conversation channels between students and between students and teachers. Social media may provide another communication channel for the students,” said Saijing Zheng, former doctoral student at Pennsylvania State University. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The researchers found that open course students were more engaged on Facebook groups and preferred interacting more on the social media site than through the course tools. “We found that social media tools may be one way to keep students engaged in an open course,” said Zheng, currently research scientist at Microsoft. One of the advantages of Facebook groups is that users tend to sign up with their real names while students can create fake personas on course message boards and forums. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Real names give other students the idea that they are talking to a real person and that, perhaps, helps build a sense of community and they trust that type of environment more,” Zheng noted.Students appreciate that Facebook offers several ways to contact the professor, she said.  They can reply to a post, like a post, and even send a private message.Students on Facebook groups can meet and chat weeks before the course starts and, in some cases, long after it ends. Facebook replies and posts also tend to be better organised than message board conversations, which can easily become buried among other posts, according to the researchers.For the study, the researchers collected data from three different courses on Coursera, a platform that hosts MOOCS, and from Facebook groups.The findings were shared at the annual ACM conference on Learning at Scale at University of Edinburgh in Britain this week.last_img read more

Quest for the uncharted formless

first_imgBahaar Dhawan Rohatgi is a self-taught artist whose works are embedded with soul and passion. Prior to involving herself with art Bahaar has been working with a leading law firm for over five years. While her stint at the law firm gave her the opportunity to work on several high stake matters, painting remained in her heart and soul.Each canvas is brought to life with her use of a range of different mediums. Some of her painting series are also inspirations she had derived from life. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNocturnal Series: This is a series of Bahaar’s artworks that revolve around the curious creature- owl. Some myths associate owls with wisdom, others with wealth- the Uluka (owl) is goddess Lakshmi’s vahana (vehicle), while some others view them as fortune tellers capable of having supernatural connections. Bahaar is intrigued by this creature for the mystery surrounding it.Inner Reflection Series: This series started when Bahaar was going through a transitional phase while exploring and garnering the courage to pursue her passion full time. She wanted to implore the visions in her mind to stay, long enough, without distraction of other impeding responsibilities. Even when her mind was seeking responses, she had no time to register any. Here the ‘Inner Reflection’ series was born- the artworks reflect the inner peace and celebration of personal space. Bahaar believes in the theory of feminism and most of her subjects revolve around women. There is immense ease in expressing emotions through a woman and this series encapsulates those experiences. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveInterstellar Series: In this series, her quest is for the uncharted formless. The interstellar space has no dimensions or theme governing it. The endeavour has been to create a whole new experience and throw people’s mind out of gear, for them to question- What really lays behind the night sky? The beauty about abstraction is that it is not always a planned journey. Some of the recent exhibitions that Bahaar has been a part of would include Masters of Modern Art, Conversation, Triptych Parade and Pop up show. Recently Bahaar was chosen by Morjarto (a platform for artist by NDTV India) to present her artwork to actor Sonakshi Sinha.last_img read more

Multimedia Polska is beginning the integration of

first_imgMultimedia Polska is beginning the integration of Stream, the service it provider it agreed to acquire last year, and says it has identified additional synergies from the merger.The addition of Stream’s 99,000 subscribers to Multimedia Polska’s 728,000 as a result of the PLN153 million (€35 million) deal will give the operator a base of 827,000 or 1.668 million revenue-generating units, and 1.4 million homes passed, making it the country’s second largest operator.Mulimedia Polska said it planned to offer its full range of services to Stream’s customers, including broadband speeds of up to 120Mbps and its full range of digital TV services.Multimedia Polska president Andrzej Rogowski said the company had calculated it would not incur significant additional expenditure to upgrade Stream’s networks to offer its services.last_img read more

2017 Seeds for the Future Program Finalists Finish 2 Week Training in

first_imgHuawei Seeds For Future Winners – 2017. (Photo Courtesy: Huawei Uganda) Advertisement Ugandan ICT students who were recently flagged off by Hon. Dr. JC Muyingo to China have completed their two (2) weeks technological training known as Huawei Seeds for the Future program that was held in Beijing where the tech-giant; Huawei is being headquartered.The 10 students the emerged winners from the 35 total submission that were handed from different public university country wide were selected by a panel of judges from the Ministry of Education and Sports in partnership with Huawei Uganda who were later flagged off to China on Monday 29th, May 2017 at Makerere University Main Building Hall.The 10 Students were trained in different programs including; the Chinese language (Mandarin), culture, calligraphy, and painting among others in Beijing. – Advertisement – They then traveled to Shenzhen, Huawei’s Headquarter where they had training in telecom networks, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), road to 5G networks, how to build base stations, a voyage through Huawei’s Carrier Business, a voyage through Huawei’s Enterprise Business and training’s on how to be a network engineer among others.Speaking at the Students visit to the Uganda High Commission in Beijing, Col. Emmanuel Rwashande the Defence Attache of the Commission commended Huawei for the efforts of exposing the young ICT talents of Uganda to the latest technologies.[related-posts]Notably, the Seeds for the Future program was globally was initiated in 2008 by Huawei with over 2700 talents from all over the world for study trips in China to nurture professionals who are urgently needed to drive development of the ICT industry in countries where it operates. In Uganda, it was officially launched in 2015 and the announcement was made during a meeting between; Huawei’s Senior Vice President; Mr. Li Dafeng with H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni; the President of the Republic of Uganda, during his official visit to Beijing.The Seeds for the Future program has so far taught and trained 20 Ugandan students in their capital where the firm is headquartered – ever since its launch in 2015.last_img read more

Rice sociologist named US Census director

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.edu Rice sociologist named U.S. Census director Rice University sociologist Steve Murdock has been named to head the U.S. Census Bureau as it prepares for the 2010 national count. On a voice vote Wednesday, the Senate confirmed Murdock, who is also the state demographer of Texas, as the new census director. Murdock was nominated by President George W. Bush in June. Murdock, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor in Sociology, joined the Rice faculty in August. Previously, he served as director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He earned a doctorate in demography and sociology from the University of Kentucky. Murdock is the author of 12 books and more than 150 articles and technical reports on the implications of current and future demographic and socioeconomic change. Among his publications is “The New Texas Challenge: Population Change and the Future of Texas.” “I am honored that the president nominated me and that the Senate confirmed me,” Murdock said, “I am looking forward to accepting these responsibilities.” According to its Web site, the Census Bureau “serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.” Murdock will replace Louis Kincannon as head of the agency responsible for counting the nation’s population every 10 years. The count, which is required by the Constitution, is used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives among the states and to allocate billions of dollars in federal aid each year. Kincannon resigned 13 months ago, saying he felt that he had lost the confidence of the Commerce Department, which oversees the bureau. Kincannon agreed to stay on the job until his successor was confirmed.  Murdock will be on leave from Rice while he lives in Washington to serve as Census Bureau director.  FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America

first_img Next Article Ford Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Image credit: Olivier Le Queinec / Shutterstock.com Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. April 10, 2014 Guest Writer 3 min read Add to Queue Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite. When you think car and you think America, what comes to mind?If it was Ford’s F-150 pickup truck, than you’re on the money. (I mean, check it out: pretty darn American looking). In addition to being the country’s top selling vehicle last year, the pickup truck also landed in the top spot on Cars.com’s American-Made index, which measures how “American” a car is based on factors like where the car’s parts come from, whether the car is assembled in the U.S. and if it is bought in large numbers by American consumers.But according to a recent report by Morgan Stanley, Ford F-150 better watch its tail lights. Why? Tesla is fast approaching. The report predicts that once the Elon Musk-led company opens its $6 billion battery factory, Tesla vehicles will zoom into the top spot.Related: Elon Musk Admits to ‘Conversations’ With Apple About TeslaDoes this mean the future of Made in America, as Quartz reports, lies in Musk’s hands?It all depends on how you define “Made in America.” If the motivation behind the Made in America movement is job creation — that American manufacturers need to keep and create more jobs here — then the answer is no, probably not.  At least not for a while.That’s because, despite the amount of press Tesla and Elon Musk get, it’s still a fringe player in the automotive industry.Sales of Tesla’s battery-powered vehicles, priced from about $70,000, totaled around 22,450 last year. “With 6,900 deliveries in the [fourth] quarter [Tesla’s Model S sedan] is still a niche vehicle,” Kevin Tynan, an auto analyst for Bloomberg Industries told Bloomberg. According to the company’s annual report, as of December 31, 2013, it had 2,964 full-time employees world-wide. (The percentage of those employees who work in the U.S. was not released in the report. An inquiry to Tesla was not immediately returned).Related: Can Consumers Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.?Meanwhile, Ford sold a total of 6.3 million vehicles last year, with 3.1 million in North America alone. The company employed 181,000 people globally, with 84,000 of those employees working in North America (while the report did not specifically list the number of American employees, a 2011 estimate put the automotive maker at employing 65,000 Americans, a number that has surely grown as the auto industry has continued to recover since the recession).Once Tesla sets up its so-called “gigafactory,” the company predicts that it will employ an additional 6,500 Americans. But that’s not slated to happen until 2020, by the company’s own estimate (Tesla has yet to narrow down the factory’s location to a single state).All of this is to say that even if Tesla eventually does manage to nab the top spot on Cars.com’s “American-Made index,” let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Larger, if admittedly less flashy, auto makers are still embodying the term “made in America” to the fullest. Which, in our estimation, rests less on the concept that their car parts are assembled in the U.S. and more on the fact that they continue to employ a whole ton of Americans.Related: Secrets of the 10 Most-Trusted Brands Laura Entislast_img read more

Creepy Clown Panic Forces Ronald McDonald Into Witness Protection Program

first_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Creepy Clown Panic Forces Ronald McDonald Into Witness Protection Program Image credit: Zhang Peng | Getty Images Editorial Director 6 min read Add to Queue This story originally appeared on Lohud.com –shares Franchises October 13, 2016 Entrepreneur Editorial Director Dan Bova writes a weekly humor column for The Journal News, where this story originally appeared. You can see read past columns here and follow him on Twitter or Facebook for weekly updates.What’s white, has crazy hair and is making everyone freak out? No, not Donald Trump. But close. Clowns.In the last couple of weeks, big floppy shoes have spiked on the Noooooo-o-meter. From South Carolina to New York to Iowa, people in at least 14 states have been calling into police, wigged out about people in rainbow wigs roaming the streets.In solidarity with the creeped-out masses, McDonald’s announced its plans to put Ronald on lockdown. A statement sent from spokeswoman Terri Hicke says that the chain’s more than 14,000 locations nationwide are “mindful of the current climate around clown sightings in communities” and “are being thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events for the time being.” Gulp!Clown panic has spread to our schools, our restaurants and even into my home. The other night I was heading out to go jogging and my son Henry asked with genuine concern if I was worried about getting jumped by a red-nosed nutcase. I wasn’t. I was more worried about pulling a hamstring than facing a killer Krusty, but I took that as a great excuse to plant myself back down on the couch and sweat my way through some Chopped re-runs. Hamstring held up like a champ.Related:  I Call B.S. on This Motivational PosterMaybe I’m just incredibly brave or incredibly stupid, but what’s the big deal? I feel like at some point in the last 20 years, we as a nation collectively decided that clowns are the most terrifying things on earth.Sure, if they’re carrying a meat cleaver they’re kinda scary, but I think that’s true of really anything carrying a meat cleaver. You give a newborn panda a meat clever and I’m running in the other direction. But just a plain ol’ clown? Eh.If people wearing heavy makeup and idiotic smiles freaks you out, I suggest you steer clear of the Jersey Shore in mid-July.I mean, I wouldn’t be thrilled exactly if I looked out my window at 2 a.m. and saw a dude in a clown suit standing there, but I can think of much more horrifying visitors to see lurking in the moonlight, such as:A property tax assessor: “You fixed that ripped screen door and pulled some weeds? Oh yeah, that’s going to jack your value up 2 or 3 mil easily.”The neighbor’s dog peeing on my tomato plants. “Oh God, we’ve been eating organically grown urineballs all summer!”Billy Bush’s Access Hollywood tour bus.Okay, fine, I guess if I really think about it, sure, I have had some not-so-great clown encounters over the years.The first one that springs to mind is when I was editor of Maxim and I sent one of our staffers, Nick Leftley, to go on tour with Insane Clown Posse.Not familiar with them? They are a hip-hop-ish duo that enjoyed some mainstream success in 2009 with a song called “Miracles” which featured such thought-provoking lyrics as: “Water, fire, air and dirt / Fucking magnets, how do they work?”Long story short: everything went great until the FBI raided the Insane Clown Posse’s show due to suspected gang activity.All I could do was recommend that Nick keep his hands in full view, make no sudden moves and Google “any good lawyers in Detroit?” when he had the chance.Related: Kevin Hart’s 5 Inspiring Secrets to Nonstop Hustling Another clown-counter of the sucky kind came the night my then-2-year-old son Henry came down with a bad case of whatever it is that makes kids cough and drown in their own snot. Overtired and coated in goo, he was freaking out like only a 2-year-old can.The only thing that calmed him down was an Elmo DVD starring Mr. Noodle, a guy who is basically a clown with gigantic pants instead of a wig. Up until that night, I genuinely enjoyed Mr. Noodle’s antics. Mr. Noodle’s deal was that he would always screw up some simple task, like washing his hands or putting on his shoes.“No Mr. Noodle, not like that!” It was funny at first, but after the 45th viewing at 3 in the morning, it became a nerve-shredding nightmare. “Come on, man, shoes go on your feet, not your ears, you effen dipshit!” In desperation, I lunged at the DVD player to turn it off, Henry started crying again and the circle of Hell spun on.Related: 3 Shocking Business Lessons I Learned at Comedy Central’s Rob Lowe RoastOh, and speaking of things that never end, have you been to the Big Apple Circus? It is endless. We took our kids to it a few years back and after an hour and a half of people juggling handkerchiefs and tumblers yelling “hey!” and “oh!” the lights blessedly came up. It was over! I leapt into action.Grab your stuff kids — ditch the popcorn, we’ll make some when we get home. I’ll buy you a soda on the way out, I’ll buy you a pony, let’s just please leave! I stood up and — wham! — came face-to-face with a white-faced, cherry-red-nosed clown. I swallowed a scream and looked around. There was a clown in every aisle. They were everywhere! Oh God, the show wasn’t over at all. This was only intermission and the clowns were grabbing people for audience participation!I’m shaking as I type this. You know what? You’re right McDonald’s, clowns are terrifying. Everybody, lock your doors, hide your pets and children, or better yet, run!Read Bova’s past columns here and follow him on Twitter or Facebook for weekly updates. Next Article America has super-sized its rainbow-wigged wig out. Entrepreneur Staff Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Dan Bova Register Now »last_img read more