First Day of Summer Update on Tropics

First Day of Summer Update on Tropics

first_img Related Items:#firstdayofsummer, #magneticmedianews, #updateontropics Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 21, 2017 – Providenciales – In the Tropics, Tropical Storm Bret is downgraded to remnants, Tropical Storm Cindy is threatening heavy rain, flash flooding and storm surge along some Western US cities and locally, there is a small craft caution and rip current warning in effect.Today is also the first official day of SUMMER.#MagneticMediaNews#firstdayofsummer#updateontropics Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Virat Kohli selfdestructing in IPL but heavily dependent on it for World

first_imgIt is safe to say that Virat Kohli has not been enjoying his time in the Indian Premier League with his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Indian captain had boldly stated that the T20 tournament will have no bearing on World Cup selection and even asked his players not to pick up any bad habits. Two weeks into the tournament, it seems as though captain Kohli has picked up a few bad habits of his own.RCB is off to a dismal start having lost all of their first four games and on two of those occasions, the team lost face too – bundled out for 70 in the first match and then capitulating after conceding 231 in the third. Every season RCB starts with great hope of finally winning the trophy but midway through the season, hope gives way to despair. The franchise seems to have tried almost everything but has not been able to crack the code.Thus, one wonders, is it time to try the one thing that the franchise has not given a shot? Ask Virat Kohli to step down. Kohli has a near spotless record as the captain of the Indian side but for RCB, the numbers do not speak well. In the history of the IPL, for any captain with 50 games, he has the worst win percentage. The overbearing narrative in Kohli’s defence states that a captain can only be as good as his players but there have been plenty of examples of how a captain has made unlikely heroes in the IPL. Kohli has not been able to get the best out of his players.Royal Challengers Bangalore InstagramMS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir are three of the most successful captains in the IPL. One thing each one of them has been successfully able to do is getting the best out of players one would not expect much out of. Dhoni is a master beyond compare at taking pieces of a jigsaw and fitting them perfectly to make picturesque viewing. He started with the likes of Manpreet Gony and Shadab Jakati in 2008; 11 years later he is still doing it with Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur.The KKR franchise’s success under Gambhir came after three years of extreme disappointment. He backed his players and used his bits-and-pieces players like Rajat Bhatia to his fullest potential. It started with filling the correct slots at the auction and not marquee players. For far too long, RCB’s mantra has been to pick players rather than fill slots. The difference between the two is when one fills a slot, one has a requirement in mind and not a player. This ensures that a franchise does not end up overpaying for a particular player. RCB’s over-reliance on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers hampered their performance in IPL 2018.IANSMumbai Indians, on the other hand, seems to have a very good scouting system which has given them the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and the Pandya brothers. But RCB does not have a strategy at the auctions as they have not been able to address their death bowling and neither is their captain getting more out of his players.Kohli is known to be a trigger happy captain, frequently chopping and changing players without giving them a decent run of games. It happens with the India team too but with the national team, the players are the cream of the crop. He is immensely benefitted by having a readymade supply of high-performing individuals who are a product of the highly monetized and efficient system that BCCI has developed over the years.In over four years of his captaincy, there’s not a single player one can point out clearly saying that he is a product of captain Kohli. Sourav Ganguly had a plethora of such names, a lot of whom helped India win the 2011 World Cup and so does Dhoni. That is necessarily not a problem with regards to the national setup given the riches of India’s cricketing structure but in a league where everyone is equal and a skipper has to get the best out of his talent, Kohli has not been successful. Kohli was rather expressive on Wednesday in the second T20I against Australia.Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesIn fact, India’s sole problem since 2015 has been finding a solution for the number 4 slot and even that has remained unresolved. Perhaps every player is not equipped to handle Kohli’s high-performing style of leadership. Some may just need an arm around the shoulder and security of a decent run of games. Captain Kohli did not want to the IPL to have any bearing on a player’s World Cup berth IPL but he might just have to resort to the T20 tournament given his inability to find a solution for the number 4 problem while captaining the national side.A correct decision on that front might finally give fruit to the slogan “Ee sala cup namde” but wearing a different jersey, in a different country, in a different month and the said cup will be the World Cup. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:32Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:30?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 … Closecenter_img Virat Kolhi smashes bowlers in the nets on match evelast_img read more

Shruti Haasan shares her experience of meeting monks at Dharamshala

first_imgShruti Haasan with monksPR HandoutShruti Haasan, who is currently shooting in Dharamshala, had an opportunity to interact with monks at a monastery close to the shooting location.Shruti, post the shoot, took the opportunity to meet and interact with the monks and had a great time. She spoke to them at length about their life, teaching and other aspects of being a monk.Describing the place and experience as ‘incredible’ the actress says, “I always wanted to visit Dharamshala as its a place rich in beauty and culture. I had a wonderful time shooting near the Norbulinka monastery and interacting with the monks there.”Shruti is currently juggling between her international debut series ‘Treadstone’, an upcoming Tamil film titled ‘Laabam’ opposite Vijay Sethupathi and her International music album. She also did a UK tour where she performed at various prestigious music venues to full houses. With so much on her plate, 2019 is sure to be a year of many firsts for the actress.last_img read more

Major shakeup Atanu Chakraborty is new Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Garg named

first_imgChakraborty is now the divestment department secretary and was overseeing a series of privatisation efforts of the government. TwitterIn a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Modi-led BJP government has shifted the current Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg to the Power Ministry. Atanu Chakraborty, who is the current Secretary for Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) will be the next Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs, a coveted position in the finance ministry.Chakraborty will replace Subhash Chandra Garg. The changes would come into effect immediately.Garg will replace Ajay Kumar Bhalla as the Power Secretary. Bhalla has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Ministry of Home Affairs.The secretaries are the top bureaucrats and are placed next to ministers in the hierarchy.Chakraborty is now the divestment department secretary and was overseeing a series of privatisation efforts of the government, including the sale of Air India.One of Chakraborty’s biggest challenges in his new post will be to launch India’s first sovereign overseas bond this year, expected to worth about $10 billion. The move has been criticised by some prominent economists.Garg was on the six-member panel deciding on the transfer of “excess reserves” from the Reserve Bank of India, or central bank. Sources said Garg had opposed the panel’s move to transfer a smaller amount to the central government.However, this is not the first time the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has made such major changes. Back in 2014, after the Modi-led government took charge for the first time, the government transferred the then Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram to the tourism department.(Inputs from agencies)last_img read more

Student threatens to commit suicide after release from jail

Student threatens to commit suicide after release from jail

first_imgEhsan HabibHe will commit suicide along with his mother and younger sister as soon as he is released from jail. A Jagannath University student, Ehsan Habib, who was arrested from the university for no apparent reason wrote this open letter from jail. The letter has gone viral on social media.Ehsan claimed that the police framed him in a case concerning the infighting of the university unit of Chhatra League.“I will go home from the jail. Then my mother, my disabled sister and I will commit suicide,” he wrote in the letter.Ehsan was the only earning member of his family. He is from Narail. He was arrested from the university campus on 19 February. Habib wrote about his arrest in the letter.The letter said he went to park his motorcycle at the parking lot of the university’s new building at around 8:00pm. His roommate Shovon was with him at the time. An assistant proctor suddenly appeared and a police team arrested Ehsan with no explanation.He later came at the police station that some miscreants had tord down the posters of the abolished committee of the university BCL unit ahead of the election for the new committee. Police arrested him in connection with the incident. Notably, the former committee was abolished following clashes on 18 February. Ehsan wrote in the letter that he told the police several times that he was not involved in politics. The officer in charge of Kotwali police station assured him that he would be released if innocent but sent him to court the next day.Ehsan urged the vice chancellor and proctor of the university to verify whether the accused is guilty or a scapegoat. The university authorities took the matter seriously as the letter went viral on social media.They assured that they will take steps for Ehsan’s bail. The officer in charge of Kotwali police station, Moudud Hawladar told Prothom Alo that he was investigating on every detail and evidence related to the matter. “Only those against whom there is adequate proof will be named in the charge sheet,” he added.The proctor of Jagannath University said, the university authorities will take necessary steps to free Ehsan on Sunday. “He will be acquitted if proved not to be involved in politics,” proctor Noor Mohammad added.last_img read more

MSUs School of Global Journalism Alumni Brunch

MSUs School of Global Journalism Alumni Brunch

first_imgMorgan State University is hosting the annual alumni brunch of the School of Global Journalism, 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 18 in the Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom of the Student Center. Keynote speakers for the event are Jenel Boston, journalist and comedian, actor, radio host Joe Clair, both Morgan alums. Hosted by Voice of America producer/director Gwen Outen, the brunch is a celebration of communications professionals.last_img

Nanomotor guided inside a living cell using a magnetic field

Nanomotor guided inside a living cell using a magnetic field

first_img © 2018 Medical Xpress Citation: Nanomotor guided inside a living cell using a magnetic field (2018, April 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-nanomotor-cell-magnetic-field.html Journal information: Advanced Materials Explore further Schematic of the nanorobot moving through a living cell. Credit: Advanced Materials (2018). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201800429 As medical scientists continue to look for new ways to study living beings, many are studying the possibility of putting miniature objects inside of a living organism that can carry drugs or perform actions such as blocking blood vessels that feed tumors. Some have taken the science even further by creating objects small enough to fit inside a single cell. Such objects could conceivably carry drugs directly to individual parts of a cell. But, as the researchers with this new effort report, prior efforts have resulted in disruption to the cell, preventing the use of such devices. They report that they have now developed a nanomotor that can be guided to desired locations inside of a cell without causing disruptions.The nanomotor was made mostly of silica, the team reports, but was covered with a very thin iron film to allow for control by magnetism. The nanomotor is shaped like a corkscrew, which means when it spins, it moves forward. A spinning external coil that generated a magnetic field induced the nanomotor to spin. Slight changes in the angle of the magnetic field caused the nanomotor to turn in desired directions.The researchers made several of the nanomotors in different sizes and tested them in different types of cells, some of which were from cancerous tumors. They report that the smallest (250-nanometer) nanomotors offered the most flexibility for movement inside of the cells. To prove just how well they could steer a nanomotor inside of a cell, the team directed one along a path that outlined the letters “M” and “N.” They acknowledge that their tiny motors are still in the early stages of development, but suggest their design is likely to lead to applications in drug delivery, or even nano-surgery.center_img More information: Malay Pal et al. Maneuverability of Magnetic Nanomotors Inside Living Cells, Advanced Materials (2018). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201800429AbstractSpatiotemporally controlled active manipulation of external micro‐/nanoprobes inside living cells can lead to development of innovative biomedical technologies and inspire fundamental studies of various biophysical phenomena. Examples include gene silencing applications, real‐time mechanical mapping of the intracellular environment, studying cellular response to local stress, and many more. Here, for the first time, cellular internalization and subsequent intracellular manipulation of a system of helical nanomotors driven by small rotating magnetic fields with no adverse effect on the cellular viability are demonstrated. This remote method of fuelling and guidance limits the effect of mechanical transduction to cells containing external probes, in contrast to ultrasonically or chemically powered techniques that perturb the entire experimental volume. The investigation comprises three cell types, containing both cancerous and noncancerous types, and is aimed toward analyzing and engineering the motion of helical propellers through the crowded intracellular space. The studies provide evidence for the strong anisotropy, heterogeneity, and spatiotemporal variability of the cellular interior, and confirm the suitability of helical magnetic nanoprobes as a promising tool for future cellular investigations and applications. 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. Engineers build world’s smallest, fastest nanomotor A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore has developed a type of nanomotor that can be guided inside of a living cell using an external magnetic field. In their paper published in the journal Advanced Materials, the group describes their nanomotor, how it works, and possible uses for it.last_img read more