De-radicalised 86 people in last two years, Maharashtra anti-terror squad

first_imgThe Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) de-radicalised 86 people in the last two years as part of its efforts to wean away misguided youth from the path of extremism in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, a senior official said on Sunday.Those who had strayed in the name of ‘jihad’ and brought into the mainstream include well-educated people like an aeronautical engineer and an IT professional, he said.Radicalised onlineHe said all these people, including eight women, had come in contact with their handlers via social networking sites and were radicalised online.They were on the verge of joining the IS or planning to work for it, but the law-enforcement agencies monitored their activities and successfully brought them back to the normal life, he said.The ATS approached the family members of these people and also roped in their community’s spiritual leaders and counsellors. After continuous efforts, all these people had been brought back into the mainstream, he said.The ATS, with the help of the government, offered training for suitable jobs and small loans through banks to start their own business, the official said.“It is our duty to bring them on the right track by counselling and all other efforts of de-radicalisation,” Maharashtra’s ATS chief Atulchandra Kulkarni said.last_img read more


first_imgThe South China Sea issue may figure in the talks withThe South China Sea issue may figure in the talks with Vietnamese leadership.China wants India to refrain from undertaking oil exploration in the Vietnamese blocks in order to ensure “peace and stability” in the South China Sea. PTI AKV RTlast_img

ICC Champions Trophy: AB De Villiers backs ‘under-fire’ coach Russell Domingo

first_imgSouth African ODI skipper AB de Villiers has backed Russell Domingo to continue as the national team’s head coach as the latter’s contract nears end.Domingo’s job had come under fire towards the start of 2016 when South Africa slumped to Test series defeats against India and England and also had a disappointing World T20 campaign. (Also Read: Pakistan face South Africa in must-win match)However, the Proteas experienced a revival after few months, notching Test series wins over New Zealand (at home), Australia (away) and Sri Lanka (home) besides whitewashing the Steve Smith-led side in five-match ODI series at home. (Also Read: South Africa vs Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy)Despite the side’s recent success, it seemed that Cricket South Africa (CSA) have made up its mind as they had announced earlier this year that they would advertise the coaching position for the national team.CSA had also asked Domingo that if he wants stay on as coach then he would have to get his CV in order and apply with the rest of them.Domingo has been in the role since May 2013 and his contract is due to expire at the end of the Test tour of England in August.Offering his support to Domingo, de Villiers heaped praise on the former ahead of the Proteas’ second Group B fixture against Pakistan, who are mentored by former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur.Arthur, who was in charge of the Proteas from 2005 to 2010, became one of the most successful coaches of the national side.advertisementWhen quizzed which coaching style he preferred, the South Africa ODI skipper refused to make any comparison between the two coaches.”They are completely different, both very nice guys and I get along with both of them. Mickey was such a long time ago, I can’t remember his coaching style really, but we had a lot of success under him,” Sport24 quoted de Villiers as saying.”I’ve got good memories of him as coach, but that’s long gone and is something in the past,” he added.De Villiers further said that he hopes to see Domingo reapply for the post and stay on even after September.”Yes, definitely. We’re with a great coach at the moment, who is really leading the side well and we all get along and love him as a coach,” he added.last_img read more

TFA Annual Report 2011/12

first_imgThe Touch Football Australia (TFA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, 24 November 2012. TFA Director, Jim Yeo, was reappointed as a Director on the Board of Management, while Anita Hagarty was elected to the Board as a Director as well. The Board also noted and thanked the contribution of Graham Quinlivan over the last two years. Two key volunteers were also recognised for their outstanding contributions to the sport, with TFA Director of High Performance, Cathy Gray and Federation of International Touch Secretary-General, Dennis Coffey, both being named as Life Members of the organisation. Stay tuned to for the full story on TFA’s newest Board Member and Life Members. Please find attached the 2011/12 Annual Report:Annual ReportFinancial ReportRelated Links2011/12 Annual Reportlast_img read more

Uber Is Offering Free Rides If Rutgers Upsets Ohio State Tonight

first_imgUber promotes free rides if Rutgers beats Ohio State.Rutgers UberNo. 1 Ohio State is on the road tonight in New Jersey, taking on Rutgers. It will be J.T. Barrett’s first start of the season at quarterback, and the Buckeyes are heavy favorites.If the Scarlet Knights spring the upset, there will surely be Pandemonium in Piscataway. Any fans partaking in celebrations will be able to travel around campus and in the neighboring city of New Brunswick for now cost, as Uber is offering free rides if Rutgers wins. If by chance you’re a sad #Buckeyes fan tonight here’s something to make the ride home easier. Uber with free rides.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) October 24, 2015This is a pretty cool move by Uber. Odds are they won’t have to pay up but this is tremendous promotion.last_img read more

Inspired by a WWII fighter, the 805-hp Hellcat X makes the original look tame

first_img Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Why? Besides the obvious answer (why not?), the car is being raffled for charity. Dream Giveaway supports several organizations including New Beginning Children’s Homes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Disabled American Veterans, and more, and tickets are just $3 each.If your number is pulled from the proverbial bucket, you’ll win the tire-shredding beast shown above, but that’s just the start. You’ll also get a 1970 Challenger 440 R/T, complete with a 375-hp V8 and a pistol grip four-speed manual … for comparison purposes. Oh, and an extra $40,000.Related: Two Hellcats and a Viper whip up a smoky cocktail in Dodge’s ‘Predators’ adAlong with more forced induction than a B-17 Flying Fortress, the X also features some unique styling enhancements that differentiate it from the regular Hellcat. Aviation-inspired aluminum air extractors, a center hood scoop, an accented front grille surround, and a decklid spoiler are the highlights, but with this much power on board, making yourself known shouldn’t be a problem.Enter to win a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Here!  1. Hellcat X 2. Hellcat X 3. Hellcat X 4. Hellcat X 5. Hellcat X 6. Hellcat X The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters Long before the Dodge Challenger Hellcat took the automotive world by storm, another Hellcat ruled the skies. In the later stages of WWII, the carrier-based Grumman F6F Hellcat was the Navy’s dominant fighter, using a combination of a 2000-horsepower engine and Browning machine guns to combat the legendary Mitsubishi Zero in the Pacific Theater.An experimental prototype called the XF6F added even more speed to the aircraft, adding supercharger and turbocharger technology to the 18-cylinder powerplant for maximum power. The XF6F-6 was the fastest version of the Hellcat, and could top 417 mph under the right conditions.A new muscle car has been revealed by an organization called Dream Giveaway, and it takes cues from that very flying machine. Starting with the base Challenger Hellcat, the company contracted Walsh Motorsports to add two turbochargers to the supercharged 6.2-liter V8, culminating in a total power output of 805 hp and 800 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the standard car — which already accomplishes the quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds on stock tires — those are improvements of 98 hp and 150 lb-ft. The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Lampuga Air Inflatable Jetboard Is a Go-Anywhere Aqua Thrill Ridelast_img read more

Port of Antwerp Sees Drop in Dry Bulk Volumes

first_imgzoom The Belgian port of Antwerp continued its negative streak in dry bulk volumes as it recorded a drop of 14.7% to 6 million tonnes in dry bulk for the first half of the year. As the declining demand for coal continued during the past quarter, the coal volumes were down by 55% to 372,714 tonnes over the full six months, while the decline of ore volume by 18.9% further pushed the six-monthly result for dry bulk into negative figures.The volume of conventional breakbulk was also down, by 1.7%, to 4,7 million tonnes, despite an increase of 12.3% in volume of steel.However, Antwerp’s total freight volume was at 108,3 million tonnes in the first six months of this year, 3.6% more than in the same period last year.The container volume in TEU expanded by 4.4% while liquid bulk grew even more, by 8.4%, confirming its position as a leading source of growth in the port of Antwerp.The first half year also saw significantly more ultra-large container carriers calling at Antwerp. Whereas the total after the first six months of 2015 stood at 146, this year the equivalent figure was 242, up by 66%. The growth in the category of 13,000 TEU or more was at 78%.The container volume in tonnes expanded during the first six months by 3.9%, finishing at 59,7 million tonnes. This corresponds to a handling volume of over 5 million TEU, up 4.4%.Antwerp’s liquid bulk volume rose during the first six months by 8.4% to 35,4 million tonnes, while the port’s oil derivatives’ volume came to 26,2 million tonnes, representing a jump of 13.9%.last_img read more

CBI books NCB officials for bribery

first_imgNew Delhi: As cough syrup continues its rise as a popular opioid in India, given its easy availability and cheap prices, the CBI has registered a case against several officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau for burying the recovery of six kilos of codeine phosphate, a pain-killing chemical component derived from opium, often used in cough syrups as an analgesic.According to a case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation last week, NCB Inspector Raj Kumar in Delhi was allegedly paid Rs 12 lakh to make the drug recovery go away by Neeraj Bhatia, a director of Three B Healthcare through a middleman known as Vishwadeep Bansal. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCIn its FIR, the CBI alleged that the NCB had conducted a raid at the factory of Three B Healthcare in Paonta Sahib, Himachal on May 31, 2016, and found 6 kg of the banned substance. The CBI has said that Bhatia was afraid for the reputation of his general manager – Rajender Singh Rajput – because the drugs were found in his almirah and had allegedly arranged for one Vishwadeep Bansal to pay off the top brass at the NCB headquarters in the Capital to make the matter go away. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThe agency went on to say that after having a word with Bhatia about negotiations with NCB officials regarding the case, Bansal allegedly met with senior officers of the NCB at the Delhi headquarters and asked Bhatia to pay Rs 12 lakh if he wanted the matter to be resolved. The probe agency has further alleged that Bhatia on Jun 13, 2016, paid the amount to Bansal, who then allegedly passed the bribe money on to Raj Kumar, an NCB Inspector in New Delhi. The CBI is also looking into the role of other officials of the NCB in the case.last_img read more

Kiss and Cry Cast Talk About Film Carley Elle Allison at CIFF

first_imgNot since last century when popular culture encapsulated the eternal valentines phrase, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” – from the seminal Hollywood terminal cancer tearjerker Love Story (1970, USA, Directed by Arthur Hiller), does another dramatic romance finally challenges its relative convictions of selfless sacrifices and budding romance. Even as Love Story continues to remain as one of the highest-grossing romantic movies in both American and Canadian cinema history. Toronto-based producer Avi Federgreen’s dares to make a difference with his latest feature – Kiss and Cry (2016, Canada, Directed by Sean Cisterna). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement “Kiss and Cry” Cast Talk About Film, Carley Elle Allison at CIFF 2016 – Standing up against the unforgiving adversity of throat cancer is like an unpredictable live competition in a figure skating arena. Sometimes you win; sometimes you lose. It’s only human to combat this unpredictable hellish journey by means of music, passion, resiliency and positivism with an infectious smile! Carley Elle Allison was a talented and spirited Toronto teenager who passed away in March 2015 while bravely trying to rival the Goliath titan. She left behind a gifted legacy for all through her world-wide online blogs and hit-making cover tunes on YouTube. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

As Prime Minister Kellie Leitch would scrap CBC

first_img Facebook Advertisement Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch (above) is proposing to scrap the CBC if she manages to reach the Prime Minister’s Office.Maxime BernierLeitch, whose leadership campaign made headlines when she proposed screening new immigrants for what she described as “anti-Canadian values,” now has the national broadcaster in her sights. Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch speaks during the Conservative leadership debate in Saskatoon, Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Conservative leadership hopeful Leitch is proposing to scrap the CBC if she manages to reach the Prime Minister’s Office. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards Advertisement Twittercenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: While leadership rival Maxime Bernier has proposed reworking the CBC’s mandate, cutting its funding and barring it from selling private advertising, Leitch goes much further.She says the broadcaster doesn’t need reform – it needs to be put out of business altogether.She says it’s unfair that while private media companies are struggling to stay afloat, the CBC is able to rely on federal subsidies.Leitch says she would keep the parts of the CBC that provide emergency services to remote and rural parts of Canada.“I strongly disagree with the stance taken by fellow leadership candidate Maxime Bernier and his call for CBC reform,” said Leitch, who represents the riding of Simcoe-Grey.“The CBC doesn’t need to be reformed, it needs to be dismantled.”She said the media in Canada lacks a level playing field.“For Canadian democracy to thrive, we need to hear from the different voices in the press,” she said in a statement.“So long as the CBC continues to distort the market by consuming advertising revenues and having its operations underwritten by the taxpayer, the market is uncompetitive.”The Conservatives’ leadership election is in May 2017.CANADIAN PRESS Advertisementlast_img read more

SecretaryGeneral meets with Zimbabwean opposition leader over election crisis

Mr. Ban and Mr. Tsvangirai met for half an hour in Accra, Ghana, at the request of the opposition figure, the Secretary-General told journalists after the tête-à-tête. Mr. Tsvangirai complained about the deadlock in Zimbabwe, where the results of the presidential poll held on 29 March have still not been released, and the deterioration of the country’s humanitarian and political situation. “He told me that the military had been deployed around the country terrorizing people, and therefore many people had been running away from their homes and hiding somewhere, which had in turn created a very serious humanitarian situation,” Mr. Ban said. The Secretary-General added that Mr. Tsvangirai – who represents the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) – also appealed to the UN and the African Union to intervene as he feels there has been no progress with the Southern African Development Community, which held a summit on the crisis earlier this month. “Upon hearing his complaint and briefing on the situation, I have expressed my deep concern about the post-electoral situation… I also expressed my deep concern about this continuing situation, where violence and polarization have now been prevalent, and I asked him to resort to peaceful means to resolve this issue, through dialogue.” Mr. Ban also said he would now consult the leadership of the AU on possible ways forward. Zimbabwe’s electoral authorities have already announced the results of the parliamentary elections that were held on the same day as the presidential poll, in which the incumbent Robert Mugabe was challenged by Mr. Tsvangirai. 21 April 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has held talks today with Zimbabwean opposition leader and presidential contender Morgan Tsvangirai over the protracted post-election crisis in the Southern African country. read more

Buckeyes debut in the NFL

OSU coach Urban Meyer and members of the OSU football team run into the field before the spring game on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern file photoOhio State’s 2016 NFL Draft Class was one for the books. In April, the Buckeyes had 12 players drafted, with another three going undrafted but signing as free agents.With the first pre-season football games occurring over the weekend, multiple Ohio State draftees shined in their first NFL action.One standout performance came from Cardale Jones. The 6-foot-5-inch, fourth-round pick took the field for the first time for the Buffalo Bills. Backing up E.J. Manuel and starter Tyrod Taylor at quarterback, Jones went 11-for-21 on completions, totaling 162 yards and one touchdown. He rushed for another 34 yards on four carries.Second-round pick Michael Thomas also had a big day on offense for the New Orleans Saints. Thomas had four receptions for 67 yards, including two very impressive catches — one diving and another coming along the sideline.Quarterback-turned-wide-receiver Braxton Miller, taken in the third round, had his own highlight catch against good coverage along the sideline for 24 yards. He would finish his first game with the Houston Texans with four receptions for 34 yards.Undrafted wide receiver Jalin Marshall also opened some eyes with an 84-yard kick return for the New York Jets.Highly touted offensive lineman Taylor Decker — a first-round pick — started at left tackle for the Detroit Lions. Decker had his struggles in his debut, getting called for a holding penalty and allowing James Harrison to beat him, forcing a fumble from the quarterback.Former Buckeyes also showcased their skills on the defensive side of the ball.Darron Lee played on both defense and special teams for the New York Jets. He contributed four tackles (two for a loss) and one sack. Lee played a total of 51 snaps in the game, 38 on defense and 13 on special teams.Tyvis Powell, an undrafted safety, recorded an interception and had a good, hard block on a special teams return for the Seattle Seahawks.While all these former Ohio State players are off to solid starts in the pros, the best may still be yet to come.The two highest picks in 2016 for the Buckeyes, Joey Bosa (taken third overall by the San Diego Chargers) and Ezekiel Elliott (taken fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys) have yet to touch the field in the NFL.Bosa is in the midst of a holdout with the Chargers as both sides have not been able to come to a contract agreement. He has not been with the team in training camp or in their first game against the Tennessee Titans.Ezekiel Elliott, perhaps the most highly anticipated rookie in the class, is dealing with a hamstring issue and did not play in the Cowboys’ first preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams. Dallas is hoping the running back can make his debut in their next preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. read more

The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_imgEACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.1. #STOPPED: The review of medical cards is to stop with immediate affect. Medical need will now be pertinent when issuing medical cards.2. #JOB LOSSES: As 200 jobs are cut at Bausch and Lomb in Waterford, the Government has been forced to deny that the news was held until after the elections.3. #SEX ASSAULT: Judgement has been reserved in the appeal into the six-month jail sentence given to a man convicted of sexual assault.4. #BAD BANK: NAMA has revealed that it pays 134 developers a total of €11 million every year in wages.5. #CHASE: An investigation has been launched after 43-year-old Sinéad Maguire died in a car crash following a pursuit by gardaí in Fairview in Dublin.last_img read more

Frank Cutitta Leaves IDG Connect

first_imgFrank Cutitta, former general manager of IDG Connect—the tech media company’s database marketing and lead-gen division—has left to restart his consulting group: Center for Global Branding. Cutitta, who left IDG mid-January, oversaw the development and marketing of IDG’s database services, which were leveraged internally to promote and grow IDG products, and, importantly, were outsourced to the company’s advertisers to meet a growing demand for performance-based marketing. His efforts there, and those of his team, have received attention in the publishing trade press for the aggressive database and content marketing strategies the group developed and pursued. Cutitta [pictured] was reluctant to describe why he left, noting that in the midst of a reorganization, the decision behind his departure was a mutual one.  An IDG spokesperson would only confirm he left and that his responsibilities have been assumed by IDG Connect’s CEO John O’Malley. In the meantime, Cutitta’s firm will be offering similar database and content marketing services, but to a wider—and global—variety of markets. “There’s an opportunity to extend what I’ve been doing into other verticals. I’m excited to preach that gospel and expand it into other industries and act on it in a more global fashion,” he said.Going forward, Cutitta said he’ll continue to have a relationship with IDG Connect. “The important thing is I still have access to the things they’re doing there and they have access to me.”last_img read more

For Publishers Who Are the Gatekeepers of Social Media

first_imgTen years ago, as the prospect of monetizing Web sites started becoming a reality for publishers, different departments butted heads over prime real estate: editorial wanted it for content; sales wanted it for advertising; marketing wanted it for promotion.Today, as the emphasis shifts away from publishers serving their audience on their own Web domain into places that are daily destinations (such as Twitter and Facebook), publishers are again faced with the question of who controls what (and it’s even more important today because social media offers the chance to directly engage with–or alienate–your audience). That was a key debate at MPA’s Social Media conference yesterday. “Should all stakeholders be given the capability to tweet?” asked Matthew Milner, vice president of social media at Hearst, and moderator of a session called Who Controls Social Media at Your Magazine Brand? “And is the ultimate stakeholder necessarily editorial, or marketing, or could it even be the technology department, which may ultimately own the cost of social media?” For Time Inc., social media is very much an editorial enterprise (last fall, a survey by The Wrap found that five of the 10 magazines with the most Twitter followers were Time Inc. brands). The publisher even maintains a team dedicated to fine-tuning Twitter captions. “Social platforms can be remade in your own image,” said Jim Frederick, managing editor of and executive editor of Time. Still, the ultimate objective is to drive engagement and audience response, and at many organizations marketing has led the way and can offer lessons for editorial. “Editors, whether they want to admit it or not, are there to get people to click, to engage, to buy the magazine,” said Patricia Cesaire, director of digital PR and marketing at Black Enterprise. “Twitter is ultimately an editorial product but business development and marketing have led the charge with educating editorial,” said Frederick. With 4 million fans, National Geographic is the third-largest media brand on Facebook but no longer gives advertising access to the wall, because there are audience ramifications with every move, according to vice president of social media Robert Michael Murray. “Just putting a Facebook ‘like’ button on a Web page is huge-it systematically categorizes pages for future search. How do you take people along that progression? As publishers we can’t just approach social media like other companies such as Zappos, where half the staff is on social media offering customer service.”While most organizations have editors posting on Facebook and Twitter directly, many are shifting toward dedicated social media editors or strategists. One editor (associate editor Jared Keller) handles most of The Atlantic‘s social media efforts and while much of the brand’s recent success is attributed to becoming a “digital-first publisher,” magazine articles and archives drive some of the best response online and some of its most prominent talent–including members of its “dream team of bloggers”–aren’t exactly social media-friendly, including Andrew Sullivan, who doesn’t use Twitter, and another prominent blogger who refuses to enable the comments function on his posts.Rodale encourages employees to be social on their own (the company will be hosting training seminars in the near future), but direct access to the audience should be limited depending on the publisher’s strategy, according to Sasha Smith, executive director of creative services. “Everyone should understand social media, no one goes around bragging, ‘I don’t know how to use Microsoft Word,’” she said. Panelists said that every social media interaction should have a defined purpose, from driving content to driving magazine subscriptions and publishers should give the audience the chance to interact, rather than just force content on them. Also be aware of audience overload–Fitness, which is prepping to launch a cover contest on Facebook next month, tries not to push anything out more than twice per week. Managing Advertisers: Can Publishers Remain Independent?But just as publishers need to manage internal access to social media, they also need to manage advertisers. Promotions are getting more sophisticated, from Wenner creating slideshows on Facebook for Sierra Mist to Essence selling the wallpaper on its Twitter feed to Buick to magazines such as Food + Wine and Prevention hosting hugely successful live video and Facebook chats (but be careful with the platform-during a Food + Wine chat, one celebrity chef was so diligent in responding to all questions that Facebook flagged her as a spammer and locked her account in the middle of the chat). But just as how Webcasts in the b-to-b market have shifted to many marketers doing it themselves, some publishers are worried about brands cutting the publisher out of social media efforts or looking to plug publisher content into their own efforts without leveraging the publisher’s platforms. “Marketers are asking us to leverage content onto their own pages,” said Steve Schwartz, chief digital officer at Wenner. “Will we ultimately disintermediate ourselves and syndicate our content? Advertisers can’t quite create experiences like we can yet but it’s something to think about.”last_img read more

Al Gore Will Speak About Climate Change And Extreme Weather at Rice

first_imgGore, who among other things is the chairman of a nonprofit called Climate Reality Project, was Vice President under President Bill Clinton but became renowned after that for  investigating and fighting climate change and  what he considers its consequences. He is the author of several books on that topic, including  “Earth in the Balance,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “The Assault on Reason,” “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis” and, most recently, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.”He is also the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and the recently-released documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”  Gore is also the co-recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”The discussion at Rice  is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free. Tickets for the event are on a first-come, first-serve basis but you’ll need to  reserve them  here. Sharelast_img read more

3 Rising Rappers Reppin the DMV

first_imgBy Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO2018 has been a year of women taking control of their narratives, of their sexualities and of the rap game. With female heavy hitters like Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma, this has been the year of female rappers dominating the charts and DMV women aren’t about to be left out of the conversation.Hitmaker Rico Nasty, reality star Talone, and raunchy MC Sneaky Tee have all made their marks as women in the DMV who demand to be both seen and heard with bouncy beats and aggressive lyrics.Rico NastyThe 21-year-old MC was born in New York but raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland and attended boarding school in Baltimore.  Born as Maria Kelly, Rico Nasty is most well-known for popularizing her rap style, known as “sugar trap,” and the name of her third mixtape. The upbeat, bubbly, high pitched, almost girly tone of her voice sharply contrasts with her hard, rough and tumble lyrics and techno bouncy beats.Rico NastyRico has been rapping since she was 15 years old and although at 21 she still is very young she is nothing if not skilled and prolific. Kelly has dropped six projects; five mixtapes and her debut album “Nasty.” Within the 14 track album Kelly showcases strong, aggressive lyrics showing that although her style is “sugar trap” she is anything but sweet. The album features collaborations from up and coming rappers Lil Gnar and BlocBoy JB and Kelly will be performing in Maryland at the Baltimore Soundstage on July 29 and August 1 at the Fillmore Silver Spring as part of her upcoming “Nasty Tour.”TaloneBorn and raised in Washington D.C., this 25 year old rapper is known mainly for her outspoken personality that was first showcased on “Bad Girls Club,” a reality TV show about young women living in a house together and all the challenges that come with it. Born Brynesha Seegers, Talone is most well known for her song “For Granted” a sing-songy bop where she spits about her bad luck with love and the tendency of men to take women for granted. When asked by One Air radio what about her D.C. upbringing influenced her rap style the most she immediately responded, “the hate.”Talone“In our city, when it comes to the music, instead of everybody trying to come together and build it’s everyone trying to diss each other. That’s why other people aren’t really looked at…it isn’t like Atlanta where they get everyone together and show love. In D.C. it’s like, ‘I’ll step on your toes to get where I’m going.’ I’m not really with that.” With a strong following of a combined total of 386 thousand fans across her social media platforms Talone clearly used her reality television debut as a jump off for her music career and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.Sneaky TThis 23 year old MC, born Taylor Johnson-Henderson, is best known for her raunchy lyrics and proximity to the late, beloved Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota. Many young women find Henderson’s lyrics both intriguing and enthralling as she uses her sexuality as tool to empower herself. She frequently raps about harnessing her feminine wiles to “use” men and “take their coin.” With 50 thousand followers on Instagram and many more within the streets of Baltimore, Tee has become an icon for young women in the city who can often be heard quoting her breakout hit, a cover of rapper Desiigners hit song “Panda” in which Henderson is heard yelling “Snatchies b*tch, gimmie him.”MC Sneaky TeeWith a penchant for freestyling over songs with catchy beats and a bouncy rap voice that perfectly accompanies her cocky persona, Sneaky T does not plan on pausing to catch her breath as she releases hit after hit, such as her “Yip remix.” Her upcoming mixtape “Snatch N Beats” will cover hits like the popular “Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai and “Barbie Tings” by Nicki Minaj. Young Moose, another prominent Baltimore rapper, will be featured on a cover of Rich The Kid’s hit “New Freezer,” a collaboration that many fans have been anxiously waiting for since Moose’s release from jail back in 2016.Powerful women from the DMV are popping up and demanding to be heard. The tide in rap is shifting and women are ready to take on the rap industry and are rapidly staking their claim in the male dominated genre.last_img read more

Astronomers conduct detailed chemical analysis of eleven globular clusters

first_img More information: Detailed abundance analysis of globular clusters in the Local Group: NGC 147, NGC 6822, and Messier 33, arXiv:1801.03140 [astro-ph.GA] present new abundance measurements for eleven GCs in the Local Group galaxies NGC 147, NGC 6822, and Messier 33. These are combined with previously published observations of four GCs in the Fornax and WLM galaxies. The abundances were determined from analysis of integrated-light spectra, obtained with HIRES on the Keck I telescope and with UVES on the VLT. We find that the clusters with [Fe/H]<-1.5 are all alpha-enhanced at about the same level as Milky Way GCs. Their Na abundances are also generally enhanced relative to Milky Way halo stars, suggesting that these extragalactic GCs resemble their Milky Way counterparts in containing significant fractions of Na-rich stars. For [Fe/H]>-1.5, the GCs in M33 are also alpha-enhanced, while the GCs that belong to dwarfs (NGC 6822 SC7 and Fornax 4) have closer to Solar-scaled alpha-element abundances, thus mimicking the abundance trends observed in field stars in nearby dwarf galaxies. The abundance patterns in SC7 are remarkably similar to those in the Galactic GC Ruprecht 106, including significantly sub-solar [Na/Fe] and [Ni/Fe] ratios. In NGC 147, the GCs with [Fe/H]<-2.0 account for about 6% of the total luminosity of stars in the same metallicity range, a lower fraction than those previously found in the Fornax and WLM galaxies, but substantially higher than in the Milky Way halo. Globular clusters are spheroidal collections of tightly bound stars orbiting galaxies. For astronomers, they are natural laboratories that enable studies on stellar and chemical evolution. Therefore, detailed abundance analyses of globular clusters could help us answer many fundamental questions in astrophysics.With that aim in mind, a team of astronomers led by Soeren S. Larsen of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has analyzed spectra of globular clusters in the galaxies NGC 147, NGC 6822, and Messier 33, all located in the Local Group. The spectroscopic data were obtained with the HIRES (High Resolution Echelle Spectrometer) spectrograph on the Keck I telescope in Hawaii and with the UVES (UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph) on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile.The analysis allowed the researchers to determine detailed chemical abundances of eleven globular clusters."We have presented new integrated-light measurements of chemical abundances for 11 globular clusters in NGC 147, NGC 6822, and Messier 33," the astronomers wrote in the paper.In general, the researchers found that globular clusters in dwarf galaxies like NGC 147 tend to be relatively metal-poor, compared both with their counterparts in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy and with the field stars in the respective galaxies. However, they emphasized that no globular clusters with a metallicity [Fe/H] below −2.5 have yet been found, either in the Milky Way or among the clusters they have observed so far.The study reveals that the stellar abundance ratios of alpha-elements to iron behave differently as a function of metallicity in the dwarf galaxies and Messier 33. The analysis conducted by Larsen's team indicates that the metal-poor clusters described in the paper are alpha-enhanced at about the same level as globular clusters in the Milky Way. However, the researchers note that while the more metal-rich globular clusters in the dwarf galaxies have ratios of alpha-elements to iron similar to that of the sun, those in Messier 33 remain alpha-enhanced.Moreover, the astronomers found that alpha-elements in the globular clusters in Messier 33 follow patterns similar to those seen in the globular clusters in our galaxy. This finding allowed the authors of the paper to assume that the Messier 33 halo underwent relatively rapid chemical enrichment, dominated by Type II Supernova nucleosynthesis.In concluding remarks, the researchers noted that at low metallicities, the abundance patterns suggest that globular clusters in the Milky Way, dwarf galaxies, and Messier 33 experienced similar enrichment histories or processes. Furthermore, they emphasize that at higher metallicities, the lower levels of alpha-enhancement in the globular clusters in dwarf galaxies resemble the abundance patterns observed in field stars in nearby dwarfs. © 2018 Metallicity distributions of field stars (Ho et al. 2014) and GCs in NGC 147. For the GCs, the bars have been scaled according to the V-band luminosity of each cluster. Solid bars: this work. Dashed bars: Veljanoski et al. (2013). Credit: Larsen et al., 2018. Researchers conduct chemical study of an old, metal-rich globular cluster Explore further Astronomers have performed abundance measurements for 11 globular clusters in the galaxies NGC 147, NGC 6822, and Messier 33. The new study, presented January 9 in a paper published on, could improve our knowledge about chemical composition of stellar populations in the universe. Citation: Astronomers conduct detailed chemical analysis of eleven globular clusters (2018, January 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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

Danny Boyle says hes working on script for James

first_imgDanny Boyle says he’s working on script for James Bond film by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2018 8:41 am PDT Last Updated Mar 15, 2018 at 3:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Director and executive producer Danny Boyle, left, poses with creator, writer and executive producer Simon Beaufoy at a special screening of FX Networks’ “Trust” at Florence Gould Hall on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Danny Boyle says he’s working on the script for the next James Bond movie.The British director has been rumoured to be at the top of the list to direct the 25th film in the spy action franchise. He says he’s collaborating with John Hodge, who wrote Boyle’s “Trainspotting” and its 2017 sequel, “T2: Trainspotting.”Boyle says the two are “working on a script at the moment.” He says he can’t offer more details.MGM, which produces James Bond films, has not confirmed who will direct the next installment.Boyle made the comments on the red carpet Wednesday at the New York premiere of “Trust.”The 10-part television miniseries on the kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III premieres on FX at 10 p.m. Eastern on March 25.last_img read more