WiSpy 24x Spectrum Analyzer

first_img Citation: Wi-Spy 2.4x Spectrum Analyzer (2008, September 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-09-wi-spy-24x-spectrum.html Explore further Wi-Spy 2.4x Spectrum Analyzer This all new version has both its hardware and software upgraded. The Wi-Spy is the world’s smallest 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer that helps troubleshoot and analyze Wi-Fi networks for interference. A unique experiment to explore black holes The Wi-Spy 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer is a valuable tool that can be used in setting up a Wi-Fi wireless network in a congested office building or even in your home-office. It’s also a valuable tool in helping isolate and identify sources of interference.The Wi-Spy is about the size of a USB memory stick with an antenna at the end. There is also software component that gets installed on your laptop that displays all the graphs that help you isolate and identify the sources of interference. The software consists of Chanalyzer 3.0 analysis utility that can be installed on a Windows base machine. You can find third party software, on the web, for a Mac and Linux OS.The Chanalyzer 3.0 program provides you with three different views of your data. You have a spectral, planar, and topographic view, all of which can be resized or hidden on your display. Each view provides you with important data that will help you analyze your signal or interference sources.Chanalyzer’s planar view displays the current Wi-Fi signals across each frequency against a backdrop of the maximum and average signal levels. The spectral view shows you the same information plotted historically over time. Both of these views will give you an idea of which channels are the busiest and which ones have little activity. The topographic view is the one that will help you identify a source of interference by displaying signatures of the sources. Interfering sources can be from a W-Fi network, baby monitor, microwave, cordless phone, wireless USB devices and so forth. The Chanalyzer’s Signature Sidebar can help you identify these sources of interference.The Chanalyzer provides other helpful visual aids that can assist you in identifying sources of interference. There is even an inspector tool that will display data about any point on a graph just by moving your mouse over it.The Chanalyzer automatically collects and stores all data that is picked up by the Wi-Spy 2.4x device. You will also find an adjustable timeline that lets you view recorded data and center in on a narrow period of time. All data can be saved for future reference and you can even enter in your own notes. The Wi-Spy 2.4x is sold by MetaGeek for $399 and is a valuable tool for Wi-Fi installations and troubleshooting. MetaGeek also offers a library, on its website, of recordings created by other companies that can help you identify sources of interference. via: Thinkgeek and Practically Networked 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

Windows 7 Virtual XP Mode

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Microsoft made it clear about XPM’s purpose. “Windows XP Mode is specifically designed to help small businesses move to Windows 7,” Scott Woodgate, the director of Windows enterprise and virtualization strategy, said in a blog entry last Friday. Michael Cherry, an analyst with Directions on Microsoft stated; “I think that this will help the uptake for Windows 7, because it removes one more ‘gotcha, and that’s never a bad thing to do.” Microsoft sees XPM mode more as a safety net for users concerned about abandoning XP who don’t have access to the centrally-managed MED-V (Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization).Microsoft sees this has a smart and necessary move after the welcome users gave to Windows Vista. Microsoft feels that this will give business additional time to gear up to Windows 7 while still being able to run their old applications in XPM mode.Michael Silver, an analyst with Gartner Inc., sees some big draw backs to this temporary compatibility fix. “You’ll have to support two versions of Windows,” he said. “Each needs to be secured, anti virus , firewalled and patched. Businesses don’t want to support two instances of Windows on each machine. If a company has 10,000 PCs, that’s 20,000 instances of Windows.”Another big problem Silver foresees with XPM is that business may neglect the real problem of trying to make sure their applications are compatible with Windows 7. Silver went on to say: “This is a great Band-Aid, but companies need to heal their applications. They’ll be doing themselves a disservice if, because of XPM, they’re not making sure that all their applications support Windows 7.”Microsoft is extending the lifespan of Windows XP by offering it as a Windows 7 add-on, however there is no budget for support. Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP two weeks ago and is only offering “extended” support through mid-April 2014.XPM will give some companies a false sense of security. What will happen in mid-April 2014 when XP isn’t supported anymore? Companies would be better off if they make all their applications run on Windows 7. Microsoft will be shipping a beta of XPM soon, but has not given a specific date to its availability. Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) will be available to users of its MSDN and TechNet services on Thursday, and to the public on May 5.© PhysOrg.com Explore further What’s The Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 All Aboutcenter_img Citation: Windows 7 Virtual XP Mode (2009, April 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-04-windows-virtual-xp-mode.html (PhysOrg.com) — Microsoft has decided to give Windows 7 users a tool that will allow them to run Windows XP applications in a virtual machine. The tool is free with Windows 7 but will only be available to users of Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise Editions.last_img read more

Laserbased camera can see around corners

first_img Tool to visualize bloodstains created by chemistry researchers 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. (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers from MIT have developed a camera that can capture images of a scene that is not in its direct line of sight. The camera is equipped with a femtosecond laser, which fires extremely short bursts of light that can reflect off one object (such as a door or mirror) and then a second object before reflecting back to the first object and being captured by the camera. Algorithms can then use this information to reconstruct the hidden scene. © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: “Femtosecond Transient Imaging” by Ahmed Kirmani The laser-based camera system is being designed by MIT Professor Ramesh Raskar and others. They call the system a “femtosecond transient imaging system,” and explain that it exploits the fact that it is possible to capture light at extremely short time scales, about one quadrillionth of a second. By continuously gathering light and computing the time and distance that each pixel has traveled, the camera creates a “3D time-image” of the scene.”It’s like having x-ray vision without the x-rays,” Raskar said. “We’re going around the problem rather than going through it.”The researchers are still in the early stages of development and are working on accurately mapping more complex scenes. They predict that the system could have a variety of applications. For instance, it could be used for search and rescue missions to search for survivors in a collapsed building or a building on fire. It could also be used for avoiding car collisions at blind corners, for machine vision, and for inspecting industrial objects with hidden surfaces. It could have similar biomedical imaging applications by allowing doctors to use endoscopes to view areas inside the body that are normally hidden. The researchers noted that a portable imaging system in the form of an endoscope could be ready in the next two years. Explore further The left illustration shows how short light pulses are reflected off a door and scatter in different directions. Some of the light is reflected back to the camera, while some of it is reflected off a hidden object or person in the room. Some of this light is then reflected back to the door, where it can be captured by the camera and used to create an image of the hidden object or person. The right illustration shows the system being used for search and rescue in a burning building. Image credits: Ahmed Kirmani, MIT. Citation: Laser-based camera can see around corners (2010, November 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-laser-based-camera-corners.htmllast_img read more

Designer creates solar powered oven to cheaply freshen salt water

first_img © 2012 Phys.org Diamanti says he came up with the idea for the Eliodomestico while visiting friends working for non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in third world countries, trying to help those in need. What he heard was that there was a great need for fresh drinking water. What he saw was that one resource they all seemed to have in common was lots of sunshine, which of course got him thinking about using solar energy to distill water. Boiling salt water to create steam that collects on a surface and then drips off as fresh water isn’t new, it’s a technique that’s been around for thousands of years. What’s new here is the idea of using the sun and no moving parts to boil the water using materials available almost anywhere.Using those simple constraints Diamanti came up with a design that he believes should work. It’s made of clay and pottery along with simple metals that can be easily welded. It works he says, like an upside down coffee maker. It has two parts, an upper boiler and a lower oven. Saltwater is poured into the boiler through a hole in the top that has a screw-on cap. As the sun heats the water to boiling, the pressure forces the steam through a metal tube that reaches down into the oven below where it collects on the top of the oven and then slowly drips down into a collector basin at the bottom, which is not only easily removable but is flat bottomed, allowing for carrying atop the head, a common method of transport in many third world countries.The whole concept is open-source which means anyone, anywhere that wishes to make one of his ovens is free to do so without having to pay for licensing. They’re also free to modify the design to suit local needs as well. Diamanti is hoping that NGOs throughout the world can set up micro-loan projects to get the ovens built which can then be sold at very low prices to those in the local area. One oven is enough, he notes, to serve a family of four for a day. Explore further More information: 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. Copenhagen tap water safe again after E.coli scare: city Citation: Designer creates solar powered oven to cheaply freshen salt water (2012, September 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-solar-powered-oven-cheaply-freshen.html (Phys.org)—Designer Gabriele Diamanti has created a solar oven he calls the Eliodomestico (household-sun); its purpose is to boil saltwater to produce clean drinking water for people in places where such water is difficult or impossible to obtain. What’s unique about the Eliodomestico is that it’s been designed in such a way as to be easily built by local people, rather than elsewhere and shipped in. This way, the profits from making and selling the oven remain local. via humansinventlast_img read more

Of fun and flavours

first_imgThe dawn of Easter Sunday with its message of new life is a high point in the Christian calendar. Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life. Enjoy an Easter themed indulgent Sunday Brunch painstakingly curated by the team of chefs at Shangri-la’s contemporary new all day dining restaurant, Tamra. Celebrate this season of new beginnings with Tamra’s Easter Sunday brunch on April 5. Blending tradition with world flavours in the magical setting of Tamra, the young patrons will find an array of fun activities specially designed with Easter goodies and a complimentary access to the pool.The Easter goodies are available at UNO2GO, the hotel’s patisserie from March 27 – April 5.The Easter Sunday brunch is priced at Rs 3,500 plus taxes with free flowing Moet Chandon champagne and Rs. 2,750 plus taxes with free flowing cocktails, beer and mocktails. Kids buffet is priced at Rs 1,500 plus taxes.last_img read more

Inform Bagan drub Salgaocar

first_imgSony Norde and Katsumi Yusa struck one each as Mohun Bagan downed Salgaocar 3-1 in an action-packed second-half to maintain their stronghold atop the table in the I-League football tournament at Vidyasagar Krirangan on Friday.The second-half saw all the four goals as Denson Devadas gave Mohun Bagan the lead (51st) but within a minute the Goans brought the game on an even keel after Augustin Fernandes smashed in from close range from a freekick.The city heavyweights, however, grabbed the lead in the 70th minute when Katsumi Yusa from a Norde corner as the Japanese snatched a loose ball from the rebound off Salgaocar goalkeeper Subrata Paul. Norde then gave Mohun Bagan a commanding lead in the 85th minute when the Haitian recruit cut in from the left leaving two defenders for dead and fired in from just outside the box. The win enabled Mohun Bagan (24 pts) establish a four-point lead over defending champions Bengaluru FC with one match in hand.last_img read more

Govt unable to protect environment SC judge

first_imgIt is the government’s duty to protect the environment but they are unable to do so and instead they accuse the judiciary of encroaching upon its territory, Supreme Court judge Justice Vikramajit Sen on Tuesday said.“It is government which is supposed to protect the environment but increasingly, we find, for various reasons, that the government is unable to do this task. But that is primarily because politics is the main chase. You need an electorate to give votes. It is expensive exercise and therefore you have to increasingly depend on big businesses which exploit environment,” Justice Sen said. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJISpeaking at the release of Jindal Global Law Review’s special issue on Environmental Law, the judge said no government is interested in environment and is on the lowest priority list and taken as an obstacle to industrialisation.“Increasingly, we hear from the government and bureaucracy that we are going into areas which is not expected of judiciary. What does the judiciary do A and B have a dispute and we are expected to decide. But what about the constitutional vision. Are we supposed to look the other way when we see degradation at such a large-scale? Or is it our duty, as a member of higher judiciary, to take note of it,” he said.“Governments think that we are encroaching on their territory but the reality is that we are doing very little to protect the environment. Any judge who is mindful will put environment on his priority list,” Justice Sen said.last_img read more

DRI seizes 10 kg of smuggled gold in Bengal 2 held

first_imgKolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized ten kgs of smuggled gold worth Rs 3.18 crore from West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, a DRI release said on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, the officials intercepted a car at Fulbari in Siliguri area on Saturday and arrested two persons with the smuggled gold. “The officials recovered ten foreign origin gold bars, each weighing one kilogram, from a car near Siliguri’s Fulbari. The car was on its way from Bhutan to Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. Two persons travelling in the car have been arrested,” the release said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed Upon interrogation it was revealed that the gold bars were brought to India from Bhutan through the Jaigaon-Phuentsholing border. “The gold bars were originally handed over to the accused persons at a hotel situated in Bhutan’s Phuentsholing and were supposed to be delivered to the buyer in India,” DRI said. The DRI has seized over 152 kg of gold valued at close to Rs 50 crore in West Bengal and northeastern states in 2017-18.last_img read more

Cyber Incidents Response Team to bolster Navy now

first_imgIndian Navy has followed the Army in creating Cyber Incidents Response Team (CIRT) under a rear admiral to keep in check malicious attacks of the kind the US military agencies are facing from Chinese cyber warriors. A navy source says: “We have a fairly robust system in place. The CIRT keeps a running check on our systems for possible breaches.”Army was the first amongst the Indian armed forces to set up the army cyber group in 2005 for indulging in active defense and limited offensive operations. The system was built by a retired signals office commanding-in-chief Lieutenant General Devinder Kumar, who is extremely reticent about talking about the set-up, which is his creation. Navy’s is of lesser vintage. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe navy’s staffing of the cyber security arm is through its intake of software engineers trained in premier educational institutions of the country. The CIRT interfaces with the civilian agencies like the Computer Emergency Response Team – India (CERT-IN) in case the situation demands such intervention.Otherwise, the CIRT does regular audit of the navy’s computer systems. In fact, as a navy source says: “The computers on which sensitive matters are handled are not connected to the internet; do not have slots for pen drives, computer discs or any other external device.” Cyber directorate of the navy has stipulated, a computer is placed in a public space for the contingency of any of the staffers having to access the internet.  Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe person/s who need to use that computer have to seek a clearance from the rear admiral, who is also the assistant chief of naval staff for foreign cooperation and intelligence. Considering that the navy also has a larger dimension of communicating with its vessels at sea, a source says: “We have our security overlays when communicating with ships at sea. These days we have satellite communication.” Navy has its own dedicated satellite, Rukmini, that send out communications to the ships in encrypted form.last_img read more

Govt to preserve rain water to boost pisciculture in droughtprone areas

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government is taking initiatives to increase fish production in the drought prone areas of the state by preserving rain water. This will assist the local fishermen to increase the production of fishes.In a bid to boost pisciculture, the state fisheries department will set up more watersheds in the drought prone districts like Bankura, Purulia, Birbhum, West Midnapore and some other districts, where considerable amount of rain water is wasted. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to the experts, if rain water is harnessed by small dams, it can be used for pisciculture, cultivation and also domestic purposes during the lean season. The department is taking up comprehensive development schemes to enhance fishery infrastructure in the drought prone areas to improve the overall socio-economic condition of fishermen in the region. A watershed is defined as the land that contributes water to a given site. It is a line that connects all the highest points in the area. A watershed provides a natural environmental unit for planning a developmental initiative. The watershed mapping in the districts of Purulia and Bankura has been done to delineate watershed boundaries and suggest the suitable sites for check dams for water harvesting. A digital map of water bodies was already created by the Fisheries department. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe GIS based map of water bodies will help in managing e-governance in the fishery sector. Web based availability of GIS maps will improve decision making process in a decentralised set up, thereby creating a scenario of efficient management.Moreover, water stored in check dams also helps in reaching the ground water through bottom percolation in the subsurface. Watershed development thus plays an important role in uplifting the rural economy, increasing fish production, agricultural production, afforestation, water, soil and land management in the drought prone areas. Co-operative farming is also given paramount importance to strengthen co-operative fish farming. The schemes will engage unemployed rural youth that will uplift the rural economy. The department has chalked out a detailed plan to make West Bengal self sufficient in fish production and to increase export.The state fisheries department is also keen on the implementation of the People Participatory Programme (PPP) method for the sustainable development of fisheries. The purpose of PPP is to develop an operational method to increase participation of local fishermen in fish production, storage and distribution.This will also prove handy for the fisher folk to organise self-help groups and co-operatives which in turn will increase their income. They will be given access to the existing fishing ponds and fishery infrastructure.last_img read more

Exercise may cut gestational diabetes risk in obese women

first_imgObese women are at increased risk of complications during pregnancy, the most common of which are gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, a large increase in weight as well as pre-eclampsia.“It’s important to reduce obesity-related pregnancy complications because they can have long-term consequences for both the mother and her child,” said a researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.Obese mothers are also at an increased risk of needing a caesarean section and giving birth to large babies. These complications can have a great impact on the health of both mother and child, not just during pregnancy, but also later in life, the researchers said. The findings showed that the amount of exercise needed to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes is not very high. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“That meant that even a little training during pregnancy can be beneficial,” said Kirsti Krohn Garnæs, doctoral candidate at NTNU. Further, women who followed the exercise regimen also showed lower blood pressure towards the end of their pregnancy.Women in the exercise group were invited to three weekly supervised sessions of 60 minutes throughout the course of their pregnancy. The training consisted of 35 minutes of moderate intensity treadmill walking and 25 minutes of strength training. The control group was given standard prenatal care. Of these, only two in the exercise group versus nine in the control group developed gestational diabetes.last_img read more

Fashion trends to look out for in summer

first_imgBefore you hit the stores to stock up on summer essentials, keep an eye on factors like seaside stripes and oversized bags which might trend big, says an expert.Below are some summer trends to look out for this year:Seaside stripes: Just when we thought there’s nothing more to stripes, seaside stripes make their way. Ripped straight from beach umbrellas and lounge chairs, these in-your-face lines are the perfect summer staples you always wanted to own. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOversized bags: Bags get bigger – really bigger to an exaggerated degree. Don’t be surprised if you spot them on the streets and airports very soon, for they can hold anything and everything you need. Shades of yellow: Looking forward to wearing a happy colour this summer? Then go all out with yellow – whether it’s stripes, solids or ruffles. And no matter what your skin tone is, there a shade of yellow for everyone.Slit sleeves: Flared sleeves make way for slit sleeves this year. They are taking over denim jackets, feminine tops, maxi dresses and button-downs too. Here’s a pro tip: stock up on some bracelets and bangles to play up this fresh-off-the-runway style.Flatforms: Girls who love the height but hate the heels, it’s time to rejoice. The most comfortable heel style – Flatform – is back in vogue. From strappy ones to creepers, from classy to chunky, the possibilities of wearing them this season are endless.last_img read more

Mamata congratulates Hasina for landslide victory in Bangladesh

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on winning a new term with a landslide victory in the country’s general elections. “Heartiest congratulations to Sheikh Hasina on the victory in the Bangladesh general election,” Banerjee said in a tweet. Hasina’s ruling Awami League (AL) party won a landslide of 288 out of 300 parliamentary seats contested in the Sunday election, surpassing its previous election wins and making her the Prime Minister for an unprecedented fourth term. The Opposition alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of jailed former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia took just seven seats and condemned the vote as “farcical” marred by violence, intimidation and vote rigging claims, bdnews24.com reported.last_img read more

Natures monochromatic palette

first_imgRecently concluded was an art exhibition by 75-year-old artist Pushpa Bagrodia, who for the first time exhibited her exploration with charcoals in aptly titled ‘Shwet-Syam’. The artist had been majorly known for her water-colours. The show, presented by Creativity Art Gallery and curated by Uma Nair was held at Lalit Kala Akademi.The chief guest of the inaugural evening was eminent singer-actor-musician and Padma Shri recipient Shekhar Sen, known for his mono-acts on Kabir and Vivekanand apart from other historical and mythological figures. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe artist smiles and says, “Everyone has been asking why I chose to draw with charcoal, but actually there isn’t any specific reason behind choosing charcoal. From the beginning I have loved the monochromatic combination, so this time I experimented with charcoal and created several works. There are a few works which I love a lot – there’s this 9X15 sketch of single feather. Once I saw it lying on the ground, and the sight was so beautiful that I couldn’t resist making a drawing.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMost of her sketches are inspired by nature, as one could see flowers and leaves in all the frames, but one sketch looked like a monochrome photograph rather than the usual floral wonders! Talking about that drawing she says, “I tried clicking a photo form a moving car to see how it appears to be. Since it looked quite interesting to me I made a drawing out of it.” This unusually beautiful sketch of her seems to be that of a moving picture, quite an unusual moment to capture on the canvas. Inspired by her love for nature, various plants, bonsais and chirps of birds and bees, the artist created some dream like charcoal works displaying a little paradise during the exhibition. Uma Nair writes, “These charcoals that brim on the dominions of both reality and imagination defines Pushpa as a silent sage, sitting and filling silent brisk strokes onto her white sheets of paper that mirror the open celled, ledges of nature’s moods and meanderings through the leaves shrubs and flowers perhaps presiding over twenty thousand intimations in the mind and hand of a lover of nature. This was my first attempt at charcoal.””It feels very good when a stranger comes up and says, if you can paint this well at this age, then why can’t we?” expressed Pushpa Bagrodia, when asked about her experience at the exhibition.last_img read more

Varsity to come up with archive of community artifacts

first_imgKolkata: Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) is coming up with an archive of masks, musical instruments and various articles of daily domestic use of different caste and communities of the state.The aim of the university is to acquaint the present generation with the tradition and culture of these communities and encourage research activities involving these communities’ lifestyle. Most of the articles belonging to the communities that will be exhibited in the archive have become extinct now. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”We have at present around 80 articles in our collection that we have been accumulating for the last seven years. We have plans to take this to over 100 before univeiling the archive,” said Haimanti Chattopadhyay, member secretary of West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, RBU. The collection includes a dhak made of cane used more than 2,00 years back, a mask made of gourd used by the Rajbanshi community, the flutes of the Mech, Rava and the Rajbanshi communities, exquisite musical instruments like Tungna of theTamang and those of Limbu Lepcha , Dhimal, Munda and other communities. It will have a variety of old masks of Chaau from Purulia district, the masks worn by the Lepchas, the Rajbanshis and the Mech too. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA major attraction will be a few specimen of the Dashabatar Cards that had originated at Bishnupur in Bankura way back in the 16th century. Bir Hambir, the king of Bishnupur, invented this card. It is a unique example of Bengal’s folk art. “We have not yet set any timeline for setting up the archive as we have to come up with audio and video documentation and most importantly a text on description of the objects mentioning the place from where it has been procured. Our Vice-Chancellor Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury who is the chairman of the akademi is constantly encouraging us in our endeavour,” Chattopadhyay said. As per plans, the archive will come up in a room at the second floor of the building that houses the office of the State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts.last_img read more

Bdeshi actor Abdun Gaji Noor takes part in poll drive complaint lodged

first_imgKolkata: A complaint was lodged with the Election Commission against Bangladeshi actor Abdun Gaji Noor who courted controversy by taking part in an election rally on Wednesday.The state BJP leaders have registered a complaint with the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) against the participation of the Bangladeshi actor in the election campaign. The Election Commission has taken an exception to the participation of a foreign national in the election campaign. It was learnt that the office of the Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh took up the matter with the actor. He will be asked to return to his homeland. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned here that Bangladeshi actor Noor triggered controversy after he took part in an election rally in Dum Dum in favour of Sougata Roy, who is contesting the ongoing election from Dum Dum. Noor was found standing in a hood-less jeep along with Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra on Wednesday. The incident sparked a political slugfest between the Trinamool Congress and BJP. The state BJP leaders termed the incident a gross violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and demanded action against the TMC candidate Roy. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt was learnt from the sources in the CEO office that there is no specific laws laid down by the Election Commission of India (ECI) in this regard. Hence the officials cannot take any action against a foreign national. They are however looking into the matter and may seek suggestion from the ECI. The Bangladeshi actor however claimed that he took part in the road show after being requested by TMC leader Madan Mitra. The actor also defended himself by saying that he took part in the road show without uttering a word. Meanwhile, it may be said that in a similar incident Bangladeshi film actor Ferdous Ahmed also triggered controversy after he attended an election rallies in Raiganj constituency areas on April 14. The actor was seen seeking votes for Trinamool Congress candidate Kanhaiyalal Agarwal at campaign rallies across Hemtabad and Karandighi near the Indo-Bangladesh border for ensuing Lok Sabha polls. As the matter came to light, Ahmed was asked by the office of the Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh to leave the country and go to Bangladesh immediately.last_img read more

SRCPA to stage Arsenic and Old Lace

first_imgCreativity needs no barriers.Complementing rich talent and good acting has always been the forte of Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts as it is all set to stage the acclaimed ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ by Joseph Kesserling on August 10-11, 2019 at Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts (SRCPA), 4 Safdar Hasmi Marg , Mandi House, New Delhi, 7 pm onward.SRCPA’s production of Joseph Kesselring’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ is a farcical black comedy revolving around the D’silva family of Vasai who were the original settlers of this suburbs, but now strangely composed of insane homicidal maniacs. Two old ladies belonging to the D’silva family, Martha and Rosa D’silva are in the queer habit of killing old, lonely men who arrive at their doorstep looking for rental accommodation by tipping a pinch of arsenic into their red wine. A maniacal nephew of the ladies, Jonathan D’silva is a psychopath killer who is running from the police with a plastic surgeon in tow, who operates on his face and changes his appearance with every murder that he commits, to escape the police. Another nephew of the ladies, AlfieD’silva, is a schizophrenic who thinks he is Hitler and helps the ladies to bury old men they kill, when he is told that these old men were Jews gassed at Auschwitz. The only sane member of this family is Bobby D’silva who is left to deal with the impossible eccentricities of every member in his family. Witness how Bobby deals with so many crazy members in his family without losing his sanity. Written by renowned playwright Joseph Kesserling and directed by a well-known director Nayana Sagar, it is an apt take on complicated relationships.last_img read more

Hidden Tunnels and Chamber Discovered Beneath Mexicos Pyramid of the Moon

first_imgAn eerie discovery was made during a recent survey of the Pyramid of the Moon, which is in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City. Archaeologists say they found a hidden tunnel that leads to a 50-foot chamber deep within the structure. And the archaeologists believe the mysterious space was once used for rituals of the dead — with the tunnels serving as a “passage to the underworld.”It’s believed that the Pyramid of the Moon was constructed between 200 and 250 AD.TeotihuacanResearchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Institute of Geophysics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) located the hidden spaces.“These large offering complexes are the sacred core of the city of Teotihuacán, so all people considered it the mecca of civilization, hence what can be found inside can help unravel the relationships that had this ancient metropolis with other regions of Mesoamerica,” said Dr. Verónica Ortega, director of the Integral Conservation Project of the Plaza de la Luna.Pyramids of the Sun and Moon on the Avenue of the Dead, Teotihuacan ancient historic cultural city, old ruins of Aztec civilization, Mexico.Scientists will conduct careful searches — and if human remains are found, more answers may be learned. Dr. Ortega said that the investigation is focused on a ritual space linked to the “underworld,” explaining, “Previous explorations found skeletons of individuals with cranial deformation, as in the Mayan area, and diverse greenstone objects (necklaces, anthropomorphic figures made with mosaics), so it is not difficult to think that something similar could be found in the subsoil.”Photo Courtesy Institute of Geophysics of the UNAMIn the summer of 2017, this group used an electrical resistivity technique to allow them to gauge the geologic properties of the earth, all without breaking any ground. The early results hinted that the pyramid might contain a secret passage.They also believe they have located the entrance to the tunnel.This is the second largest pyramid in the area, with the Pyramid of the Sun getting more attention up to now. “Both pyramids obviously played a deeply important role in this society, most likely a sacred space for ritual and sacrifices,” according to IFL Science.Aerial view of the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon in Teotihuacan, México.Between 1998 and 2004, archaeologists discovered the remains of nearly 200 animals, such as pumas and wolves, in tunnels beneath the pyramids. Who knows what they’ll find in these tunnels and chamber.Twelve small pyramid platforms surround the Plaza of the Moon, which are believed to have been constructed to allow thousands of people to witness sacrificial rituals.The Moon pyramid temple, Teotihuacan Aztec ruins near Mexico City, Mexico.The earliest human sacrifice appears to be around 200 AD, researchers believe. Tombs in the pyramid contain both animal and human remains as well as grave objects made of obsidian and greenstone.The Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, seen from the Avenue of Dead.A tomb marking the fourth construction stage held a single male whom the researchers believe was buried alive — he was wounded with his hands tied behind his back. Among the jaguar and wolf remains were gems, all dedicated to The Great Goddess, the ruler of water, earth, fertility, and creation.Along the southern part of the Avenue of the Dead lies the Ciudadela (“Citadel”), a large square courtyard covering 38 acres. Within the Citadel stands the Temple of Quetzalcoat (the Feathered Serpent) in the form of a truncated pyramid. Sticking out from its walls are numerous stone heads of the deity.The temple walls were once painted in hematite red. Excavations of the Citadel were first carried out between 1917 and 1920. Individual burial sites were found around the temple in 1925, and in the early 1980s archaeologists discovered the remains of 18 men, probably soldiers who had been ritually sacrificed.Read another story from us: The Legendary Chief Who Almost Unified All Native AmericansScientific dating methods indicated that the graves were prepared about 200 AD. Further work revealed over 130 skeletons of both sexes in mass graves along the edges of the temple, as well as beneath it.last_img read more

Parker and Willard Thanksgiving exposes Gruden again

first_imgMake sure you download and subscribe to all the Herd Podcast Network Podcasts  at TheHerdNow.com,iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunesor however you listen to podcasts. Rob Parker and Mark Willard in for Colin, talking:– Thanksgiving another indictment of Jon Gruden– Phil/Tiger must see or moneygrab?– Adrian Peterson child discipline controversy– Does UCF deserve more credit?last_img

New Ways to Search

first_imgFebruary 12, 2009 Register Now » Next time you need to Google something, why not try one of these upstart search engines instead?123peopleLaunched: October 2008What it is: A meta search engine that finds all publicly available information about peopleWhy you should care: Searches are real time, so information is always up-to-date and results are fresh with every search.CuilLaunched: July 2008What it is: A multifaceted search engine that analyzes text within a page containing your keywordWhy you should care: Its intuitive interface provides search tips, expanded categories and definitions for the most in-depth search possible.EcoSmartSearch.comLaunched: March 2008What it is: A Google-powered search engine that uses a black search screen, cutting down energy usage on CRT monitorsWhy you should care: If Google is your search engine of choice, then why not use it in an energy-saving format?LeapFishLaunched: November 2008What it is: A search engine that uses proprietary hyper-threading to deliver more results in a single searchWhy you should care: Its click-free search functionality makes it faster, too. The screen refreshes with results as words are typed in.RushmoreDriveLaunched: April 2008What it is: A comprehensive search engine that delivers mainstream search results as well as those specific to the black communityWhy you should care: Regardless of your ethnicity or business industry, the site gives you access to a targeted audience.SpockLaunched: August 2007What it is: A people search engine that indexes people-related documents across the webWhy you should care: Get detailed information on anyone involved with your business (employees, customers, clients and so on). Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read This story appears in the March 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »last_img read more