When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke Editors’ Recommendations Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made A Guide to Bodywork: Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and More Right smack in the middle of Portland’s Hawthorne District, at the foothills of a dormant volcano, there is a portal. It won’t take you to some exotic place in the far reaches of outer space, but where you’ll go is just as cool. Step into one, and within an hour you can reach the deepest recesses of your own mind. I’m talking, of course, about sensory deprivation floats.If you’ve heard of sensory deprivation before, chances are you don’t recall it being a good thing. That’s partially true. Hit up Wikipedia and you’ll see that sensory deprivation is sometimes used as a form of torture, but doing it in a spa in Portland is entirely different than doing it in a cell in Guantanamo. Isolation floats are actually quite therapeutic. Think of it like LSD: when done in moderation it can be a fun, spiritual, mind-opening experience, but too much of it at once can fry your melon. Willingly step into a flotation chamber like the ones they have at Float On in Portland, and the experience isn’t torturous at all. In fact it’s just the opposite – floating is widely regarded as a healing and rejuvenating experience.Here’s how it works: You lie on your back in a pool of water that’s been loaded with epsom salts. This super salty water makes you incredibly buoyant. As you float there, suspended in the salty water, you’re essentially weightless. Without the need to use any muscles to stabilize yourself, suddenly your body has all these extra resources it can direct back to your brain. Without any external stimuli to analyze and process (it’s pitch black inside the tanks), your brain gets a chance to relax and focus on things like healing and rest.After about 40 minutes into a float, your brain stops producing it’s normal Alpha waves, and begins to pump out Theta waves – lower-frequency waves that generally only occur during deep meditation or just before you fall asleep. This state is where your mind’s most deep-seated programs are – the state where people often experience vivid visualizations, great inspiration, and profound creativity. Float On has even compiled a book to showcase the various pieces of art that people have created after spending time in their tanks. Check out their site to learn more or book an appointment.
zoom Californian Port of Los Angeles has seen its volumes increase by 10 percent in the first quarter of 2017 as it handled a total of 2.23 million TEUs in the three-month period, compared to 2 million TEU seen in the same quarter a year earlier.While cargo volumes in January increased by 17 percent to 826,639 TEUs, the port saw its volumes drop in February to 625,381 TEU, representing a decrease of 12 percent.However, Port of Los Angeles’ March cargo volumes saw a strong return as they jumped by 29 percent compared to the previous year, and stood at 788,523 TEU at the end of the month. The port said that the robust numbers came through a combination of strong export volumes, which were up by 20 percent, a post Lunar New Year surge of cargo from Asia, and US retailers shipping merchandise ahead of the new vessel alliance deployments that began this month.“We are pleased to end the first quarter of 2017 with strong volumes and continually efficient cargo handling operations,” Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, said.“We continue to earn the confidence of shippers and are encouraged by the strength of our supply chain partners. In the coming months, we will remain laser focused on infrastructure improvements, technology solutions, and a strategic use of resources to ensure that we meet the needs of our marine terminal customers and the carriers they serve,” Seroka added.March 2017 imports surged by 30 percent to 373,549 TEUs compared to the previous year, while exports increased by 20 percent to 191,772 TEUs. Total loaded volumes of 565,321 TEUs increased by 27 percent compared to the previous year and empty containers grew 34 percent to 223,203 TEUs.
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court Tuesday reserved its judgment on petitions filed by two convicts in the 2007 Pune BPO gang rape and murder case seeking stay on the execution of their death warrant. Convicts Purushottam Borate and Pradeep Kokade were to be executed on June 24. The HC last week, however, said the execution shall not take place as scheduled until further orders. In their petitions filed last month, the duo sought a stay on the ground that there has been an inordinate delay in deciding their mercy petitions by the Maharashtra Governor and the President, as well as in issuance of the warrants for execution of the death penalty. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana They also sought for the death penalty to be commuted to life imprisonment. A division bench headed by Justice B P Dharmadhikari Tuesday reserved judgment after hearing counsels of both the petitioners and the state and union governments. The state government, seeking dismissal of the petitions, said while considering the rights of the convicts, the rights of the victim’s family and the collective conscience of the society will also have to be kept in mind. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah The convicts’ petitions have claimed the “inordinate delay” in executing them violated their fundamental rights. “Excessive and unexplained delay of over four years (1509 days) in execution of the sentence of death causes unnecessary and unavoidable pain, suffering and mental torment that constitutes cruel and unusual punishment violative of Article 21 (Right to Life),” the duo said in the petitions. A sessions court in Pune had on April 10 this year issued warrants setting June 24 as the date of execution. In March 2012, the duo was convicted and awarded death penalty by a Pune sessions court for kidnapping, raping and murdering a BPO employee in 2007. The victim, a Wipro BPO employee, got into the regular cab contracted by the company to report for her night duty on November 1, 2007 in a Pune suburb. Cab driver Borate, accompanied by his friend Kokade, changed the route and took her to a remote place where she was raped and killed by the two, and her face disfigured to conceal her identity. In September 2012, the High Court confirmed the punishment and the verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court in May 2015. The Governor rejected their mercy petitions in April 2016 and the President in May 2017.
Mumbai: Singer-composer Adnan Sami might have opted for Indian citizenship, but his son Azaan Sami Khan insists on calling Pakistan his home. “The reason I have never really spoken about it before is because he is my father. I love him and respect him. He has made certain decisions of where he wants to live and which country he chooses to call home, and I respect that. What I choose to call home now is my choice and I chose to work in Pakistan,” said Azaan, in an interview to BBC. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaAzaan, a music composer, revealed that although he spent his teenage days in India, he prefers to call Pakistan his home and is proud of the fact. “I have amazing friends there (in India). I have lived a lot of my life there – my teen years particularly, but Pakistan is my home. I have grown up there but I feel like the industry in Pakistan is my family. There is immense pride for me, and hope and ambition, that I contribute to an industry which I call home,” he said. Azaan is Sami’s son from singer’s first wife.
By reducing the number of suspects targeted for investigation and ending all enquiries over the next couple of years, as well as adding a pool of temporary judges, the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) would be able to wrap up its work no later than 2008, according to the President of the court.In a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan released today at UN Headquarters, Judge Navanethem Pillay notes revisions to the court’s work based on consultations with chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte. The Secretary-General forwarded the letter to the Presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly.According to Judge Pillay, the Prosecutor has submitted a proposal to shift trials to national jurisdictions, thereby relieving the Tribunal’s caseload, and has reduced to 111 from 136 the number of suspects and accused who are under investigation. Ms. Del Ponte has also indicated that her office would undertake no new investigations after 2003 and would terminate all probes by the next year.As a result, Judge Pillay estimates that the revisions by the Prosecutor can assist the Tribunal in completing its mandate around 2007 or 2008.Meanwhile in Arusha, two genocide suspects have been transferred to the Tribunal’s detention centre. Aloys Simba, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Rwandan Armed Forces, was arrested on 27 November 2001 in Senegal and is charged with four counts of genocide or, in the alternative, complicity in genocide and crimes against humanity for murder and extermination in Gikongoro and Butare prefectures.Paul Bisengimana, former Bourgmestre of Gikoro, Kigali-Rural, was detained on 4 December 2001 in Mali. He is charged with 12 counts of genocide and is alleged to have planned and participated in killings, rape and torture of Tutsis and other moderate Hutus in Bicumbi and Gikoro communes.
OTTAWA – A partial list of the measures contained in the Conservative omnibus budget implementation act:— Increases the age of eligibility for Old Age Security to 67 from 65, starting gradually in 2023.— Removes the oversight office of the inspector general at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.— Repeals the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act.— Repeals the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and introduces an entirely new one, setting retroactive timelines for environmental assessments and permitting Ottawa to delegate assessments to provinces.— Gives cabinet power to over-ride the National Energy Board on decisions regarding pipeline approvals, order alternative environmental assessment processes.— Changes Navigable Waters Protection Act to permit pipelines and hydro lines to be governed by the National Energy Board.— Changes Fisheries Act to apply only to major waterways, and to prohibit “serious harm” to a commercial, recreational or aboriginal fishery, while granting cabinet power to exempt fisheries from these categories; removes protection of fish habitat.— Changes Species at Risk Act to remove pipeline permits under the National Energy Board from having to fully comply, and allows long-term exemption permits (as opposed to current five-year, renewable exemptions).— Amends the Coasting Trade Act to permit more seismic testing off-shore.— Amends the Parks Canada Agency Act to remove requirement for annual plans, reports and audits.— Shuts down the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.— Shuts down the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development.— Shuts down the National Council of Welfare.— Shuts down the Public Appointments Commission.— Shuts down Assisted Human Reproduction Canada.— Shuts down the First Nations Statistical Institute.— Shuts down the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal.— Amends the Employment Insurance Act, including changes to benefit calculations, setting rates, and new powers to regulate the definition of suitable employment for claimants.— Repeals part of the Employment Equity Act to exempt some federal contractors.— Repeals the Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act.— Puts all appeals for Canada Pension Plan, EI, OAS and other benefits programs under a single new entity called the Social Security Tribunal.— Amends the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act to reflect the Conservative government’s new formula for health care transfers.— Expands list of services and goods without sales tax, including dentures, hearing aids and some prescription drugs.— Increases value of goods that Canadians can buy duty-free in the United States.— Changes the rules for political advocacy by charities and gives the Canada Revenue Agency increased resources to audit them; gives the minister the power to suspend privileges for issuing tax receipts.— Changes the Immigration and Refugee Act to eliminate and refund about 100,000 skilled worker applications that pre-date Feb. 27, 2008; gives the minister more power to issue instructions; allows new regulations to be applied retroactively; speeds up hiring of temporary foreign workers.— Puts into law the 2009 Framework Agreement on Integrated Cross-Border Law Enforcement Operations with the U.S., permitting American authorities to make arrests on Canadian soil.— Amends the Telecommunications Act to ease restrictions on foreign ownership and allows the CRTC to impose levies on telemarketers to pay for “do not call” enforcement.— Amends law so pennies remain legal tender after the Mint stops producing them.— Phases out issuance of plastic cards with Social Insurance Numbers.— Makes the salary of the Governor General taxable, and effectively doubles the salary to account for tax hit.— Increases government oversight and control of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.— Changes rules to allow temporary members of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to sit for three years, up from six months.— Changes the Food and Drugs Act to give the minister the power to exempt a food from marketing rules.— Removes the distribution requirements for the Canada Gazette.— Amends the Health of Animals Act to give the minister power to declare areas “control zones” and prohibit movement of persons, animals or things to control disease outbreaks. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 18, 2012 4:54 pm MDT Partial list of omnibus bill’s contents can’t do justice to legislation’s size AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Dontre Wilson (1) and other Buckeye players fight with Michigan players during a game Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium. OSU won, 42-41. Credit: Ritika Shah/ Asst. photo editorThe Big Ten Conference issued a public reprimand Monday for Ohio State redshirt-senior right guard Marcus Hall’s actions as he exited the field against Michigan Saturday.Hall and freshman running back Dontre Wilson were ejected for their involvement in an on-field fight that occurred in the second quarter of OSU’s 42-41 win against the Wolverines. Upon entering the tunnel, Hall flipped off the Michigan Stadium crowd with both hands, which violated the Big Ten’s Sportsmanship Policy, the release said.Neither Hall or Wilson will face any further punishment from the conference.The OSU coaching staff was also reprimanded by the B1G “for failing in its duty to effectively manage the process of escorting an ejected student-athlete from the playing field to the locker room,” the release said.In addition, the conference release stated that it reviewed the video of the fight, saying it was handled properly.“The officials and coaching staffs from both institutions did a good job of containing the situation once it started,” the release said. “As bad as it was, we’re fortunate the incident did not escalate any further. More can, and should, be done by both coaching staffs in the future to prevent similar incidents from detracting from this rivalry.”The Big Ten considers the matter closed.
After four months with Pick Szeged during the second part of the last season, when he was replacement for compatriot Denis Buntic who got a “red card” from coach Juan Carlos Pastor, the 25-years old Croatian right back, Ivan Srsen, will got to another loan deal in the team who play at VELUX EHF Champions League.Srsen joined Croatian national champions RK PPD Zagreb on loan for one year as replacement for injured Serbian right back Nikola Potic, who broke Achille tendon during Serbia – Portugal clash in WCh 2019 Play Off last June.Srsen became a member of Croatian national team during Mediterranean Games in Taragona last July. Ivan SrsenRK PPD Zagreb ← Previous Story VIDEO: Gonzales’ era begins in Paris Next Story → U20 EHF EURO HISTORY: Denmark still the most successful nation in junior category
Stem cell technology, developed in the first instance to help patients with diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and critical limb ischemia, can also create sustainable growth and jobs in Ireland’s smart economy by making researchers’ visions a reality.The facility will also offer a clean-room space for use by SMEs.Read: Good night’s sleep may reduce prostate cancer risk >More: Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives > THE FIRST FACILITY on the island of Ireland for the manufacture of stem cells is to open this morning at NUI Galway.The Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI) has received a license to operate from the Irish Medicines Board, and will now aid stem cell research at the university.Research into new treatments for diseases using stem cells has been carried out at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) since 2004. The new facility allows human clinical trials to be carried out.“The presence of this facility in Ireland positions us well to develop new therapies for a broad array of clinical problems which do not have effective treatments today”, CCMI Director Tim O’Brien said.He added that the clinic allows REMEDI to “to be competitive for grant funding under the Horizon 2020 programme of the EU”.Minister of State for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock, who opened the centre today, says it is “clear evidence of the potential benefits offered by this Government’s substantial investment in applied research”.
It’s official: the new iPad is the first iOS device to have LTE. The Verizon and AT&T versions of the new iPad will ride on the carriers’ speedy 4G networks.After bandying about the rumor mill for months, we saw a steady stream of recent leaks that all pointed to LTE, and now it’s confirmed. LTE networks can reach speeds that can rival or beat home broadband connections.In the announcement Phil Schiller took the stage to detail the adoption of LTE. He compared it with HSPA, telling us what we already know: that LTE eats HSPA for breakfast.There will be separate versions for AT&T LTE and Verizon LTE (as they use different bands). Both versions will roam globally on 3G though.Of course you’ll need to live in an area where LTE is available. This will be more of an issue for AT&T than Verizon, as Big Red’s network was rolled out months before AT&T’s. Many rural customers will be left out of the LTE fun, regardless of how mature the networks are. Be sure to check your local availability before throwing down for the LTE version. The LTE version of the new iPad also supports 3G networks.LTE in the new iPad all but guarantees that the iPhone 5 (or whatever it’s ultimately called) will also have LTE. As many customers opt for WiFi-only versions of tablets, that will be where the real splash is made. For those who frequently use their iPads on the go, however, today’s announcement could be just as big.Developing…
Videos Articles Seth Rollins Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Kevin Nash and The Bushwhackers (Luke Williams and Butch Miller) are slated to be inducted into the Class of 2015 WWE Hall of Fame this year.The Bushwhackers are expected to be announced this Monday night on RAW per a new article on WWE.com hyping a tag team announcement.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitch Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Kurt Angle Twitter Cesaro Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
The brewing political crisis in Washington rattled Wall Street Wednesday, knocking the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 370 points and giving the stock market its biggest single-day slump in eight months.Investors worried that President Donald Trump’s pro-business agenda could be hindered by fallout from allegations that he asked the FBI to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.The steep drop ended an unusually long period of calm for the markets, which had been hovering near all-time highs.Financial stocks, which had soared in the months since the election, declined the most as bond yields fell sharply. Bonds, utilities and gold rose as traders shunned riskier assets. The dollar fell.“When you are at these valuations, the market has to reassess whether or not the agenda is actually going to be implemented,” said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial. “What you’re seeing is a classic run toward safety.”The Standard & Poor’s 500 index had its biggest drop since September, sliding 43.64 points, or 1.8 percent, to 2,357.03. The Dow lost 372.82 points, or 1.8 percent, to 20,606.93. The Nasdaq composite index, coming off setting two consecutive record highs, gave up 158.63 points, or 2.6 percent, to 6,011.24.
Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Mass market growth keeps Wynn afloat as Macau revenues rise 1.0% in 2Q19 Enterprising casino managers in Macau are running a book on the name for the new Wynn casino expected on Cotai once the company generates new capital next month via a flotation of its local unit in Hong Kong.Wynn Cotai would be the most obvious choice, but there are some other possibilities. Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Wynn Resorts has raised the size of the local initial public offering (IPO) by around 25 percent, according to Reuters. As a result the company could raise up to USD1.6 billion.The price range of the offer is expected to be from HKD8.50 to HKD10.08 per share, adds Reuters. According to Wynn’s IPO prospectus the money isn’t needed for the company’s under-construction VIP-focused property on Macau peninsula, called Encore at Wynn Macau and due to open in the first half of 2010.The total capex for Encore Macau is estimated at USD650 million. Approximately half that has been spent so far, says the company. It adds that the cost of Encore Macau is being covered through existing cash balances and cash flow from operations.Given Wynn Resorts’ track record for cost control in Macau, that should mean the IPO will raise enough money for a Cotai resort with plenty of change left over for operational or other purposes. A Wynn resort on Cotai will help the company compete in a sub market that is rapidly heating up, especially in the high roller segment.Greg Hawkins, President of Melco Crown Entertainment’s (Nasdaq: MPEL) City of Dreams (CoD) told our sister publication Inside Asian Gaming recently that under the relatively level playing field created by the commission cap on VIP play, top class accommodation is increasingly becoming important in luring VIPs into a Macau property. MPEL and LVS are already going head to head and door to door for VIP customers on Cotai at CoD and The Venetian Macao respectively. A potential Wynn entry could really shake things up.In December 2007 it was reported that Wynn had a lease or an option on a lease on a piece of land to the east of City of Dreams and almost next door to Macau International Airport.One wag has suggested ‘Encore Une Fois’ as the name for Wynn’s new Cotai resort. The linguists among our readers tell us this translates literally as ‘again once more’ though among musicians it normally means ‘once more with feeling’.An outside possibility for the Wynn plot of land on Cotai would be for the company to do a deal with Wynn shareholder Kazuo Okada and build an Okada Resort. As our sister publication IAG mentioned in the September edition, Mr Okada, the Japanese pachinko game manufacturer turned slot machine entrepreneur, has, via his gaming company Aruze, the largest individual stake in Wynn Resorts. (Steve and Elaine Wynn own more combined.) Mr Wynn has already honoured his business partner by naming a Japanese restaurant after the Asian entrepreneur in his Wynn Macau property. In addition, the Okada name is likely to go down well with Japanese high rollers and could be handy competition to the Cotai VIP offer from Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Four Seasons suites and Melco Crown Entertainment’s Crown Towers at City of Dreams.An Okada-branded resort is already scheduled to be developed at Manila Bay in the Philippines. According to media reports in the Philippines, Aruze has already put down a US$100 million deposit on the project.Wynn announced last week that the ‘road show’ for investors in the Hong Kong Initial Public Offering (IPO) of shares in its local unit would run from 21st September, with the IPO itself expected on 9th October. RelatedPosts Load More
Meredith Corp. announced it is teaming up with Interactivation, a video-on-demand provider in a strategic partnership that will deliver Meredith video content to more than 25 million homes. The partners will share advertising and sponsorship revenue.Meredith will also sell ads and sponsorships for Interactivation’s Mag Rack video-on-demand network under a similar revenue sharing agreement.”This partnership presents a unique content and revenue-sharing arrangement in the video-on-demand space,” said Meredith president and CEO Steve Lacy in a statement. “We possess tremendous video content creation capabilities across our multiple national and local brands. Interactivation’s Mag Rack network has an impressive national footprint across the major cable and satellite television operators. That’s a powerful combination that will be attractive to viewers and marketers alike.” Revenue for Meredith Video Solutions has doubled every year for the last three years and should do even better than that in 2009, according to executive vice president and general manager Kieran Clarke, who added that the group is profitable.
Blank Space and Style hit maker Taylor Swift has laughed off rumours that she is getting her legs insured for $40 million.Her pet cat gave her a red scratch on one of her legs and she posted a photograph of it on Instagram, reports aceshowbiz.com.She captioned the image: “Great work Meredith.”“I was just trying to love you and now you owe me 40 million dollars,” she added.Taylor Swift will soon kick off her world tour to promote her latest album 1989.
Kolkata: Three persons have been arrested by Dum Dum police station for allegedly killing Ganesh Kundu, the worker of a decorator’s shop at Gorabazar in Dum Dum. The trio are identified as Bacchu Das, Subho Chakraborty and Santanu Mridha.Sources informed that the trio were hiding somewhere in the Sunderbans of South 24-Parganas. Police claimed the trio have admitted to have committed the crime. Though they have revealed the motive behind the murder, police are not believing their words. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the sources, Das was accused of heckling the local councillor over a complaint filed against him by Ganesh. It was alleged that a few months ago, Das allegedly wanted to install a temporary food stall in front of the decorator’s shop to which Ganesh had opposed. Later, the matter went to the councillor’s office where the councillor stood in favour of Ganesh as putting up a temporary shop on a government property is illegal. As a result, Das got agitated and heckled the councillor. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedGanesh’s wife Rekha also alleged that Das threatened her husband around two months ago for complaining against him to the councillor. He also warned Ganesh with dire consequences. Though locals claimed two persons had come and killed Ganesh, police believe that three persons were there. One was sitting on the bike, one got down from the bike and stood there, while the third person came and shot Ganesh from point blank range. Later, three of them fled riding the bike. To identify their claims, police will take them in remand and may reconstruct the incident in their presence. “Though they are saying what they have to say, we are not at a stage to confirm the trio’s claims. Our investigation will continue until we are sure about the claims,” said Ananda Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (Belgharia) of Barrackpore Police.
The invention of gunpowder came about by accident. And it’s not the only thing we use today which has had the same curious beginning. Chocolate chip cookies, penicillin, the microwave — inventions which have had huge impacts on the world were discovered by accident, when the people who created them were trying to achieve something very different. There is one invention, however, which was developed over a thousand years ago and quite literally came on the scene with a bang: gunpowder. The invention of gunpowder came about in ancient China, and was called huo yao, or flaming medicine, according to the Travel China Guide. In the 9th century, Chinese alchemists were bent on trying to discover a formula which would produce an elixir of immortality.Earliest known written formula for gunpowder, from the Wujing Zongyao, or “Compendium of important matters from the military classics”, written c. 1040 to 1044Thoughtco reports that, while experimenting with saltpeter (potassium nitrate), one enterprising, if now nameless, alchemist hit upon a surprising formula which would change the world forever. It didn’t bestow eternal life, but the mixture did explode in a spectacular way when it came into contact with fire.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsOne record from the time noted that the explosion was enough that it not only burned the alchemist’s hands and face, it also destroyed the house, according to Live Science.A “magic fire meteor going against the wind” as depicted in the Huolongjing (14th century military manual)It’s generally considered that this is what led to the invention of fireworks, although there are some historians who think that they instead came from India or the Middle East. Regardless of their genesis, the Chinese made good use of them.The first fireworks were made by packing bamboo shoots full of the explosive and throwing these into the fire, where they would go off with a boom. Paper tubes eventually took the place of bamboo shoots, and eventually they also added fuses made of tissue paper.Related Video:Fireworks can be a lot of fun and great for celebration; however gunpowder, like many other new technologies, was adapted for military uses pretty rapidly.Today, fireworks are used in celebrations all over the world. Photo by steven van CC BY 2.0There are records that suggest the first use of gunpowder against an enemy was as early as 904 AD, when the forces of the Chinese Song Dynasty employed it against the Mongols.It was put to use in “flying fire”, which was an arrow with a small tube of burning gunpowder attached. The gunpowder caused the arrows to fly like little rockets, which is no great surprise. It was also employed in flamethrowers, primitive hand grenades, and other weapons.Drawing of an early Mongolian soldier lighting a rocketIt took another century, or century and a half, before the Song government started to really worry about the secret of gunpowder falling into other countries’ hands.Despite the Chinese placing a ban on the sale of saltpeter to any foreigners from about 1076, it was inevitable that the word would get out. News of this new, dramatic weapon made its way down the Silk Road — into India, the Middle East and, eventually, to Europe.Caravan on the Silk Road, 1380By 1350, both the English and French had developed gunpowder cannons, which they used enthusiastically against each other during the Hundred Years War. Similar cannon were also used by the Ottoman Turks in their taking of Constantinople in 1453. It was roughly during that same period when the first handheld devices using the new ingredient also started appearing.“Three hollow pottery caltrops speculated to have been filled with gunpowder. 13th – 14th century, possibly Yuan dynasty (1206–1368)”. Photo by BabelStone CC BY-SA 3.0It totally changed the face of conflict. Before its invention, battles had to be fought at a more intimate distance, and walls and forts were realistic protections. After gunpowder burst onto the scene, however, all of that changed.Read another story from us: Beehives Kept on the Roof of Notre Dame Remarkably Survived Through the BlazeIncreasingly, you could harm your enemies from a greater distance, and conflicts began to carry a steeper and steeper mortality rate. There is a direct line of descent from those alchemists’ attempts to live forever and the unfathomable arsenals that exist in the modern day.How’s that for irony?
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Iron Mountain is currently the only healthcare-focused member of the NetApp Service Provider Partner Program, which was officially launched in June 2010.The two companies will also integrate NetApp StorageGRID object storage software with two Iron Mountain’s Digital Record Center for Medical Images, as well as its vendor neutral archive offering. The goal is to provide healthcare organizations with consolidated archiving and disaster recovery offerings that help deliver improved medical care to their patients. Cloud-based archiving and disaster recovery can help eliminate issues around system interoperability and disaster recovery by moving data offsite and keeping it independent of existing systems. The key features include greater levels of flexibility, scalability, access, and security of complex and diverse big-data assets.The joint NetApp and Iron Mountain solutions enable healthcare organizations to:Control storage growth and reduce costs. Cloud storage offers a secure and accessible pay-as-you-go model. This allows healthcare organizations to use only what they need and avoid the large capital expenses required for long-term, on-premise storage solutions. Storage-related operating costs are typically three to four times the cost of maintaining the hardware involved; cloud storage addresses these operating costs with a lower-cost approach.Improve disaster recovery and compliance. Moving data off-site into the cloud means faster recoverability in the event of a disaster while minimizing the cost and risk of data loss. Also, it allows organizations to meet current HIPAA compliance standards that require a disaster recovery plan and policies for protecting that data.Reduce management complexity. IT departments no longer have to manage multiple storage systems and the interoperability challenges they present. As a result, medical data is liberated, making it easier to access and share information across the entire continuum of care. And, as a managed service, data is automatically and continuously moved offsite and archived; this frees IT staff and resources from managing data centers, or back-up and archiving tasks to focus on clinical and revenue-generating activities.NetApp and Iron Mountain will display their medical imaging archiving and data recovery tools at RSNA 2011.For more information: www.netapp.com/cloud News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more
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