ED attaches Watali property in JK terrorfinancing case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has attached a property worth Rs 6.18 crore in Jammu and Kashmir belonging to a well-known associate of Hafeez Muhammad Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaat-Ud-Dawa, in connection with a terror-financing case, officials here said.The patch of land in Narbal, Budgam belongs to Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali and his family members. He is currently under judicial custody in a case being investigated by the National Investigative Agency. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The ED is pursuing the PMLA case based on a chargesheet filed by NIA, naming Saeed, Hizb-ul-Mujahiddin head Yusuf Salahuddin and others. According to investigations, during raids conducted at Watali’s cashier/accountant’s home, the agency recovered documents that revealed money trails originating from Saeed, ISI, and the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, officials claimed. The seized documents signed by Watali show that he was passing the funds along to Hurriyat leaders, separatists, and stone-pelters in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KED has further alleged that Watali also received funds from Dubai through hawala operator Naval Kishore Kapoor, who is also one of the accused in the case. Watali is said to have received the money under the pretext of a lease agreement between his company Trison Farms and Construction Pvt Ltd and Kapoor, the agency said in a statement. ED had previously attached another of Watali’s properties in Gurugram, which was worth Rs 1.03 crore in he same case.last_img read more

UN gears up for discussions on firstever arms trade treaty

The priority given to the question of the weapons trade stretches back decades to the League of Nations, the forerunner to the UN, Ambassador Roberto García Moritán of Argentina, Chair of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), told reporters today.Currently, 80 per cent of the global trade in conventional weapons is dominated by a handful of countries, but with globalization, new producers are entering the market, with over 100 nations producing some type of weapons.“So the ATT is an effort to try to put a little bit of predictability into a very complex and sensitive issue,” Mr. García Moritán said at a press conference in New York.The ultimate goal, he added, “is to try to have common standards to be applied by all countries when they export or import weapons.”Article 51 of the UN Charter delineates that the world body’s Member States have the right to defend themselves against an attack. Countries can, therefore, purchase weapons for their self-defence and for their security needs, as well as in instances when they participate in UN peacekeeping operations.“What we have in the world is a situation that is quite different,” Mr. García Moritán said, with countries sometimes applying their own criteria in the sale of weapons.This can result in weapons finding their way to the illicit market and even in the destabilization of regions and countries.He acknowledged that “the ATT will not solve all problems,” but he expressed hope that the pact will pave the way for a “common responsible attitude from all States that produce or buy or import weapons.” 9 July 2010With the first round of United Nations-backed talks on a global, legally-binding treaty on the import and export of weapons set to kick off next week, the official chairing the discussions said today he hopes that the pact will be concluded in 2012. read more

Iraq after reporters murder UN envoy warns free press is vital for

More than 70 journalists have been killed on duty in Iraq since the war began three years ago.“Journalists should be granted security and freedom of speech so they can perform their duties,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi said, calling on Iraqi security authorities to fully investigate these crimes and bring the perpetrators before the law.Prominent journalists killed over the last three weeks include Mohsen Khodeir, editor-in chief of the weekly Alef Baa, Amjad Hamid from Al Iraqia TV and Monsef Al Khaldi reporter at Baghdad Satellite TV.The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), whose mandate includes the defence of freedom of expression and press freedom, also condemned the latest murders.“The level of brutality in Iraq has reached appalling proportions,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said in a statement. “It is essential for the consolidation of democracy and rule of law in Iraq that the authorities do all in their power to improve the safety of media professionals in the country.”In the latest of his frequent condemnations of the murder of journalists around the world that he has issued in recent months, Mr. Matsuura today also condemned the murder of a Mexican freelance press photographer shot dead last week in the state of Michoacán.Jaime Arturo Olvera Bravo, a former correspondent for the Morelia-based daily La Voz de Michoacán, was shot by an unknown gunman while waiting for a bus with his five-year-old son. His son was not hurt. Mr Olvera provided photographs and crime tips to local media on a free-lance basis.The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports that four Mexican journalists have been killed in direct reprisal for their work in the last five years and that another reporter has been missing since last April and is feared dead. read more

Voula Delios killer found not guilty

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The 36-year-old man responsible for stabbing Greek Australian shopkeeper Voula Delios 22 times, has been found not guilty of her murder on the grounds of insanity.The judge instead ordered that Daryl Royston Wayne Cook be held indefinitely in a secure mental health facility.Diagnosed with schizophrenia, the trial heard that Mr Cook was in the grips of a psychotic episode when the attack took place in July 2016.At the time, Mr Cook believed the North Hobart shopkeeper was a heathen that God wanted him to kill.“I dragged her behind some shelving so she wouldn’t be visible and someone would sound the alarm so I could take the cash as well. I went in there to hit the heathens and also to get some cash as well,” Mr Cook told police.He stole $300, which he spent on drugs.Mr Cook also revealed that Mrs Delios was not his only target, and that he intended to kill another person the next day. He admitted to having shaved his beard so that he wouldn’t be connected to the murder.According to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Daryl Coates and defence lawyer Rochelle Mainwaring, two forensic psychiatrists agreed that Mr Cook was so mentally unwell at the time, that he did not know that what he was doing was wrong.“The crime where Mrs Delios was brutally killed has no apparent sane reason,” Mr Coates told the jury.“Two eminently qualified psychiatrists have given evidence that the accused was suffering a mental illness — schizophrenia — that he was psychotic … incapable of rationalising what he was doing was wrong.“They are both very experienced experts in their fields and both have concluded that he had delusions and as a result of those he could not rationalise that what he was doing was wrong.“There’s absolutely no expert evidence to the contrary.”It took the jury almost four hours to find Mr Cook not guilty.The victim’s family were visibly upset following the verdict, reported the ABC, Mrs Delios’ daughter crying as she left the court.“She’s not going to come back no matter what the verdict is,” she said.last_img read more

Hop Onboard the Rickmobile This Summer for Rick and Morty Season 3

first_img After forcing us to suffer a cliffhanger and nearly two years of silence waiting for Rick and Morty season 3, Adult Swim is really trying to make it up to fans of the sad sci-fi sitcom. First was the surprise April Fool’s premiere and the nugget sauce meme it spawned. Then there was the excellent Rick and Morty VR game (so excellent Google has now purchased the developer Owlchemy Labs).However, the next Rick and Morty event might be the best, most elaborate yet. To celebrate the return of the brilliant, hilarious cartoon this summer, fans can check out the Rickmobile as it tours across the United States.Here it is. pic.twitter.com/Ppnowmyb2E— RICKMOBILE (@rickmobile) May 7, 2017Kicking off today in Atlanta, the “Don’t Even Trip Road Trip” will give fans the chance to buy unique Rick and Morty merchandise from dolls to shirts to bags. But the real draw is the store itself: the Rickmobile, a truck shaped like Rick Sanchez hunched down on all fours. It’s like the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile but a drunk sociopath drawing.The Rickmobile will roll and roam throughout the summer, stopping all throughout major cities in the East and West coast as well parts of the Midwest, South, and Southwest. You can find more details on the site along with more photos of merch and the Rickmobile in action. The tour ends in October during New York Comic Con.And don’t forget, Rick and Morty returns to airwaves this summer, too, complete with co-creator/voice actor Justin Roiland getting increasingly wasted behind the microphone. The rest of the world may be collapsing, but when it comes to Rick and Morty, this summer we will be living in the best possible (non-Cronenberg) dimension. You Can Now Pre-Order ‘Dungeons & Dragons Vs. Rick and Morty’ SetToy Tuesday: The Schwiftiest ‘Rick & Morty’ Toys Stay on targetlast_img read more

Inzaghi stunned by Sampdorias late comeback

first_imgSimone Inzaghi has expressed shock over Sampdoria’s late equaliser suggesting it’s something he’d never seen in 25 years of football.It was the club’s fourth successive Serie A stalemate, but Ciro Immobile’s controversial penalty had completed the comeback to lead 2-1 at the 96th.However, Riccardo Saponara’s acrobatic flick sealed a last-gasp equaliser at the Stadio Olimpico.“There is a bitter taste in the mouth, as the statistics clearly show we dominated the match,” Inzaghi told Football Italia.“At times we weren’t particularly sharp, but the performance was strong. We should’ve just kept the ball in the final 90 seconds and it was a serious error to give it away.SS Lazio v AS Roma - TIM CupMatch Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“I’ve never seen anything like it in 25 years of football, so this is a really strange sport. Sampdoria are strong and well-organised, but we deserved to win.”Lazio spent the last five days in a training retreat to better prepare for this game after recent setbacks.“This result holds us back, because we’ll get nowhere with draws. They used to say we never played draws, now we’ve had four in a row.“Conceding a goal like that is a serious error, but we have some experienced players and others not so much. It’s time now to recuperate energy and I want a good performance in the Europa League on Thursday.”last_img read more

Troopers Tentatively ID Truck Driver Involved In Fatal Rock Fall On Sterling

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享State investigators say that they have tentatively identified the driver of a truck from which a rock fell and killed an 8-year-old boy, on the Sterling Highway. Troopers are requesting that anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the incident when it occurred and might have additional information to contact the Soldotna Post at 907-262-4453. The incident occurred in a construction zone, operated by Granite Construction between Mile 58 and Mile 79, that has many large vehicles moving in and out of the area. Granite officials wrote in a statement: “While the incident occurred within our project site, we are presently unaware that any of our equipment or personnel were involved. We are fully cooperating and assisting with the investigation. Out of respect for the family, we have voluntarily suspended night shift work on the roadway until Saturday night.” Jonathan Taylor, with the state Department of Public Safety in an emailed statement: “I can confirm that we have tentatively identified the truck and driver associated with the incident on the Sterling Highway. However, as those details have not yet been confirmed, I have no identifying information to release. Investigation remains ongoing.” The rock went through the windshield of the Hatchback and struck the middle backseat passenger, Noah Schwebach, 8 of Eagle River. Life saving measures were rendered but he succumbed to his injuries on scene. No one else in the Hatchback was injured. The accident happened around 1:23 p.m., yesterday, near mile 58.7 of the Sterling Highway. According to Troopers, a Volkswagen GTI Hatchback, occupied by a driver and four passengers, was traveling northbound when a volleyball-sized rock fell off the back of a rock truck traveling southbound.last_img read more

Best horror movies on Netflix

first_imgSpring is going to be a great season for horror junkies! If you’re like me, you’re already patiently waiting for Jordan Peele’s latest film Us to hit theatres March 22. And you probably also have your calendars marked for April 5, when the newest adaption of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary releases. So to get you in the proper mood, here are all the spookiest, scariest and bone-chilling horror films currently on Netflix. Editors’ note: This guide contains movies with sexually explicit (or strong) language and imagery that aren’t suitable for readers under 18.  JawsMetacritic score: 87 Stream on NetflixHave you ever heard of Jaws? It’s a lighthearted romp about a misunderstood sea creature looking to enrich the lives of a his land-dwelling friends. Just kidding, it’s about a gigantic murdering shark. Spielberg’s jaw-clenching terror will have you thinking twice about swimming in your own backyard pool (let alone the ocean) ever again.I Know What You Did Last SummerMetacritic score: 52 Stream on NetflixThis teen slasher film wasn’t exactly ground breaking when it debuted in 1997. It’s a pretty obvious cash grab coming off the success of Scream, which was released the year before. But unlike Scream, which looks at the entire genre satirically, I Know What You Did Last Summer plays it straight. Still, it’s a pretty fun slasher film if you want to cuddle up under a blanket and go to town on a bowl of popcorn. And let’s not forget the greatest thing to come out of this film: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.’s love. More than twenty years later, they’re one of the Hollywood’s longest-lasting couples, having met during shooting. Hope isn’t lost, friends!Green RoomMetacritic score: 79 Stream on Netflix Green Room is a great horror film about a punk band that’s attacked by neo-Nazis after playing a gig. Patrick Stewart’s performance really makes the film, and quite frankly, he should play bad guys more often. It’s also one of the late Anton Yelchin’s last film performances. Definitely a worthy addition to add to your must watch list. The Haunting of Hill House*Metacritic score: Season 1: 79 Stream on NetflixThe Haunting of Hill House Steve Dietl/Netflix * Look, I already know what you’re going to say. The Haunting of Hill House is not actually a movie, it’s a TV series. And while you raise a valid point, I believe it would be a disservice to all the horror junkies reading this if I didn’t recommend The Haunting of Hill House. I failed twice at watching this show alone at night, and finally had to watch it during the day. It’s not only really scary, but this family drama is also fantastically well made and performed.  50 Photos Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Weird Halloween horror films and TV shows you may have overlooked Train to Busan (2016)  Metacritic score: 72  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon In this Korean zombie thriller, a man and his daughter are trapped on a train during a zombie outbreak. The rules of the world are clearly established, the zombie action is packed and the film includes some harsh socio-economic observations. Just because zombies are mindless doesn’t mean zombie films need to be as well. Creep (2014)  Metacritic score: 74  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon If you’re looking for further proof the Duplass brothers are actually evil, here’s an easy sell. Patrick Brice (also the director and co-writer) plays a videographer answering a Craigslist ad for Josef (Mark Duplass), who wants to make a movie for his supposed unborn child. I typically enjoy horror films that rely on performances to unnerve you, because they’re incredibly difficult to pull off. And I’ve got to give it to Mark Duplass. He is, in fact, super creepy. Oculus (2013)  Metacritic score: 61  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon A terrific November addition to Netflix’s horror bench, Oculus follows two siblings who believe an evil mirror murdered their parents a decade earlier. I first saw Oculus at a drive-in, and maybe it was just the spookiness of watching a film late at night in the middle of parking lot, but my expectations were met. Oculus has some solid jump scares and is one of the few “heart pumping” horror films on this list. The Invitation (2015) Metacritic score: 74  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon In The Invitation, Will (Logan Marshall Green) attends a dinner party at his ex-wife’s house and begins to believe something about the party is amiss. Maybe it’s just me, but I always find something sinister about a dinner party. Why does anyone need that much silverware? But I digress. The Invitation delivers on suspense, with a slow build that actually pays off. The Wailing (2016)  Metacritic score: 81  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon Anyone skimming this list looking for a truly exceptional horror film should stop here and go put on The Wailing. This dark Korean film about mysterious murders in a small rural village may be on the long side, but it’s an incredibly thoughtful tale about xenophobia. If you need a harder sell, I’ll just mention the warring shaman and assume you’ll now check it out immediately. hushHush Netflix Hush (2016)  Metacritic score: 67  Stream on: Netflix  This is probably the most under-the-radar film of on this list, but it’s absolutely worth your time. Co-writer Katie Siegel plays a deaf author living in isolation. One night a masked killer appears in her window and begins toying with her. At the very least it’s worth checking out if you appreciate the competence of director Mike Flanagan’s other horror films, which include Oculus and Gerald’s Game. Missing Scandal? 12 shows to stream on Netflix right now. Oscars 2018: 8 nominated movies you can watch on Netflix. 39 Photos Now playing: Watch this: The Conjuring (2013) Metacritic score: 68  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon Folks who love classic, impeccably made horror films like The Shining or Rosemary’s Baby are always looking for the next iconic addition to the genre. The Conjuring is a strong contender for one of the best horror films this decade, with director James Wan consistently proving to be spine-tinglingly skillful. I was lucky enough to catch this one in theaters (where I watched from under my jacket), but I’m sure you’ll find it just as terrifying from your couch (while watching from under a blanket). Also, Annabelle. (This is me shuddering at my desk.) The Transfiguration (2016) Metacritic score: 65  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon Just give it five minutes, and I promise you’ll be hooked from the first scene. The film follows Milo, a teen obsessed with vampires, and his new friendship with Sofei. Michael O’Shea’s directorial debut moves at a slow, haunting pace and feels masterfully put together. Some might find the horror secondary to the powerful dark themes, but if Eric Ruffin’s portrayal of Milo doesn’t chill you to the bone there may be no hope for you. A Dark Song (2016) Metacritic score: 71  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon In some ways, A Dark Song is unlike any film I’ve ever watched. It follows a woman who recently lost her son and the occultist she hires to help her contact dark spirits. The two characters lock themselves in an isolated house for months performing repetitive, traumatic rituals. Both actors give raw, aggressive performances that anchor this chilling, must-watch horror film. Raw (2016)  Metacritic score: 81  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon After viewing this film, you might just have a new favorite female director in Julia Ducournau. Raw follows Justine, a vegetarian in her first year of veterinary school, who caves to peer pressure, eats raw meat and winds up with a rash all over her body. The film tackles questions of identity in a viscerally powerful and symbolic way, and is a must-see from Netflix’s indie bench. Netflix 1:05 TV and Moviescenter_img 3 tips to improve your Netflix experience Comments Tags Share your voice The House Next Door (2017)Stream on NetflixThis Tamil language horror film, also titled Aval, starts off in the romantic style of a Bollywood love story and then very quickly changes it’s tone to something dark and sinister. It stars the charismatic Indian actor, Siddharth, as a happily married brain surgeon with some interesting new neighbors. Netflix has it’s fair share of gruesome low-budget American horror films with production stills I can barely stomach looking at, so I’m always on the hunt for a more serious and well-made horror film to jump out in their catalog. I found The House Next Door to be just the film I was looking for. Veronica (2017)Stream on Netflix Veronica is a Spanish horror film about a 15-year-old girl who begins experiencing paranormal events after she and her friends conduct a seance with a Ouija board. The film is loosely based on a true story (if you believe that sort of thing). Also, it’s absolutely terrifying. I gave it a first watch it during the daytime while multitasking (a poor choice for a subtitled film, FYI) and yet the film kept demanding my attention. I just kept yelling “NOPE!” at my television. Good luck, friends. Maybe by next month I’ll be able to watch this one again in the dark, but I’m not counting on it.  The WitchMetacritic score: 83  Stream on NetflixIf you weren’t lucky enough to catch The Witch in theatres, at least you can finally check it out at home. For a first film, writer and director Robert Eggers knocks this one out of the park. Set in the 1600s in New England, The Witch follows a deeply religious family living alone near a forest after being kicked out of their Puritan settlement. Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance is an absolute must-see. the-witchThe Witch A24 The Nightmare (2015) Metacritic score: 68  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon Big red flag warning to the scream junkies, this isn’t your typical horror film. The Nightmare is actually a horror documentary that focuses on the experiences of eight different people who suffer from sleep paralysis. If you didn’t think a documentary could give you bad dreams, try watching a film about other people’s night terrors. Both the interviews and the recreations of what people experience during sleep paralysis are bone chilling.  Seven (1995) Metacritic score: 65  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon All right fine, it’s technically a crime thriller. But Seven (also know as Se7en, 7, or 6+1) is a truly freaky movie and a worthy addition to this list. David Fincher’s film follows two detectives as they investigate a serial killer targeting victims who embody the seven deadly sins. Visually, the film is fairly graphic and definitely not for the squeamish. Isn’t it time you finally found out the answer to the age-old question “What’s in the box?” The Ritual (2018) Metacritic score: 57  Stream on: Netflix  Horror junkies tend to be divided when it comes to big bads; some really appreciate the nuance of a metaphorical evil and others want a tangible creature to terrify them. (Feel free to debate among yourselves where non-corporeal ghosts land.) The Ritual uses that divide to its advantage, starting off with some intentional misdirection, and, without giving too much away, delivering a satisfying ending for actual monster lovers. Plus anything set in a forest is just super creepy, right? Dig Two Graves (2017) Metacritic score: 67  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon After her brother drowns, young Jacqueline is confronted by three strange men who offer to help bring her sibling back to life for a steep price. This eerie film weaves together the past and present and tells a chilling tale of family secrets and blood vengeance. Dig Two Graves is beautifully shot given its low budget, and a quick, easy watch. You can add it to the growing list of independent films that prove you don’t need jump scares to get that lurking, chilling feeling after you watch them. Beyond the Gates (2016) Metacritic score: 59  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon I don’t know when or where we’ll actually hit peak nostalgia. I’m not even sure it’s a threshold that can be reached. So you may as well enjoy this ’80s throwback, Beyond the Gates, which follows two brothers who’ve returned home to clean up their missing father’s VHS rental store. There, they find a VCR board game their father was playing before he disappeared. It’s a bit like Jumanji meets a neon-lit slasher film, though you might want to mitigate your expectations a bit. It’s not the best-performed horror film I’ve ever seen, but there’s a lot of violent bloody fun to be had. More streaming recommendations 6 Cord Cutters (OTT) Best Netflix documentaries Best Netflix shows How to stream every Marvel movie up to Avengers: Infinity War 2018’s hottest new sci-fi and geeky TV showslast_img read more

BaltimoreArea Health Professionals Oppose Trumpcare

first_imgFollowing passage of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), known as Trumpcare, in the House of Representatives earlier this month, many Democrats have spoken out against the bill. As the Senate prepares to introduce its own version of Trumpcare, which is supposed to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care achievement, Obamacare, Baltimore area health professionals detailed why they are troubled by the bill.President Donald Trump spoke in the Rose Garden following the passage in the House of Representatives of the American Healthcare Act. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)This legislation is expected to remove certain regulations the former President implemented, including the authorization of allowing health insurance companies to charge higher premiums to enrollees with pre-existing conditions. With the some of the nation’s current health laws being in jeopardy, several African American healthcare professionals in the District, Maryland and Virginia area have expressed their opposition to the AHCA.Dr. Darrell Gaskin, a professor in health policy and Director of the Baltimore-based Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solution, stated that he does not agree with the AHCA for at least three reasons. The reasons range from low income people losing coverage and cuts in reimbursement to safety net providers, leaving astronomical costs for these hospitals which provide significant coverage to low income, uninsured, and vulnerable populations. He also notes that the ACHA will increase premiums for the elderly as well as those with pre-existing conditions.“The repeal of essential health benefits moves us away from providing prevention services. It will allow insurers to sell policies that don’t cover much beyond catastrophic coverage.” Gaskin said in an email to the AFRO.Gaskin also highlighted that the new policies “will not be good” for African-American patients because they are more likely to face higher premiums due to the reduction of premium subsidies and Medicare coverage.Gregory Terry, a surgical oncology RN highlighted how much power Congress has given to insurance companies. He notes, even with the ACA, one of the flaws it had was the amount of power given to the insurance providers.“Insurance companies are the ones 100 percent in charge of our bodies, unfortunately,” Terry said in an interview with the AFRO.He mentions that the ACHA will negatively affect patient care even more than what patient care has already been affected, bringing attention to patients who can and should be discharged in 24 hours, but cannot leave because the insurance companies—including Medicare and Medicaid—will not cover it if the patient is able to go home within 24 hours.According to CNN, 24 million fewer adults will be uninsured by 2026, if the ACHA in its present form passes the Senate and becomes law. This bill will allow insurance companies to charge more for those living with pre-existing conditions, deny federal funds for Medicare and Medicaid for those who miss one month of enrollment after December 31, 2019. The new healthcare laws will also allow states to deny Medicare coverage for maternity care, prescription drugs, and mental health care.last_img read more

New science suggests we might soon be able to mix computers and

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Graduate students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, led by Minrui Yu and Yu Huang, have published an ACS Nano paper, “Semiconductor Nanomembrane Tubes: Three-Dimensional Confinement for Controlled Neurite Outgrowth,” in which they show that they have been able to successfully coax nerve cell tendrils to grow through tiny tubes made of the semi-conductor materials silicon and germanium. While this ground-breaking research may not portend cyborgs or even human brains enmeshed with computer parts, it does open the door to the possibility of regenerating nerve cells damaged due to disease or injury. Study: Stem cells report olfactory nerves More information: Semiconductor Nanomembrane Tubes: Three-Dimensional Confinement for Controlled Neurite Outgrowth, ACS Nano, Article ASAP. DOI:10.1021/nn103618d Image credit: ACS Nano, DOI:10.1021/nn103618d Explore further The team, led by Justin Williams, a biomedical engineer, created tubes of varying sizes and shapes, small enough for a nerve cell to glam on to, but not so big that it could fit all the way inside. The tubes were then coated with nerve cells from mice and then watched to see how they would react. Instead of sitting idly, the nerve cells began to send tendrils through the tunnels, as if searching for a path to something or somewhere else. In some instances they actually followed the contours of the tubes, which means, in theory, that the nerves could be grown into structures.Scientists have known for a while that nerve cells have a seek feature, but aren’t yet sure what it is they are seeking or if it’s just a random thing they do. By setting up nerve cells to follow pre-planned paths through tiny tubes, the research team hopes to find the answer to that by installing listening devices to record electrical emissions from nerves, which could in theory lead to recorded conversations between nerve cells.The hope of course, in this type of research, is that a way can be found to connect a computer of some sort to a group of nerve cells to reestablish communication that has been disrupted. The computer in this case could serve as a relay of sorts, allowing those who can no longer walk, for example, due to spinal injury or disease, regain their former abilities. In that regard, this particular research is even more revealing than it might at first seem, due to the fact that the tiny tubes that have been created, very closely resemble myelin, the outer insulating sheath that covers parts of normal nerve cells. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: New science suggests we might soon be able to mix computers and neurons (2011, March 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-science-neurons.html 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

Scotty from Star Trek Took Part in DDay and was Shot 6

first_imgIn his lifetime, James Doohan fought with Klingons, Romulans, Greek gods, and a deep space probe named Nomad. He struggled with interstellar engines, transporters, tribbles and William Shatner, but all of these fights paled in comparison to what he endured during WWII.James “Jimmy” Doohan played the resourceful, hard-drinking and loyal “Scotty” on the original Star Trek series, a number of movies and reprised his role on Star Trek: The Next Generation. What many people outside the world of Star Trek fandom don’t know is that Doohan landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 — “D-Day”.James Doohan. Photo by C Thomas CC BY 2.0Doohan was Canadian, not Scottish, and his family came from Ireland. He was born in Vancouver in 1920 to Irish immigrants.Doohan’s father was a sort of medical jack of all trades – a dentist, veterinarian, and a pharmacist. He was also an alcoholic who made life very difficult for his family. When Jimmy was 19, he enlisted in the Canadian Army – just before the outbreak of WWII.Doohan (left) visiting NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center with pilot Bruce Peterson April 13, 1967 in front of the Northrop M2-F2.In 1940, Doohan had worked his way up to the rank of lieutenant and was in England with the 14th Field Artillery of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.Initially tasked with helping in the defense of England should the Germans invade, his first taste of combat came some four years later when they 3rd Canadian landed at Juno Beach – the beach designated for the mass of Canadian troops.Canadian soldiers landing at Juno on the outskirts of Bernières.Juno Beach was the Canadians’ “Omaha.” Though less bloody than the American landing beach, Juno was no cakewalk, and Doohan’s unit faced the strength of two German battalions in their landing area.Making life more difficult was the mass of equipment that accompanied them, making movement in the water and sand exceedingly difficult going.The cruiser HMS Belfast bombarding Juno on D-Day.During the monumental day, James Doohan single-handedly took out two German snipers who were holding up the men of his company.Doohan’s unit, along with the majority of the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach that day, pushed inland and secured their first day’s objective.James Doohan.It seemed like D-Day had gone as well as could be expected for the future Chief Engineer of the Enterprise, but at around 11pm, as Doohan was making the rounds of his men, a nervous sentry opened fire, mistaking the lieutenant for a German.Jimmy was hit six times: once in his right hand (which took off his middle finger – look hard and you can spot the wound, but Doohan tried hard to hide it during his acting career), four times in the left knee and once in the chest.The Space Shuttle Enterprise rolls out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities with Star Trek television cast and crew members. From left to right, the following are pictured: DeForest Kelley, who portrayed Dr. “Bones” McCoy on the series; George Takei (Mr. Sulu); James Doohan (Chief Engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott); Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura); Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock); series creator Gene Roddenberry; NASA Deputy Administrator George Low; and, Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov).Luckily, Doohan was a smoker – the metal cigarette case he kept in his breast pocket deflected the bullet, avoiding his heart. Later in life, Jimmy would joke that “Smoking had saved his life.” When he recovered from his wounds, he returned to the artillery, but this time he trained as an observation pilot, spotting German positions and directing/correcting Canadian artillery fire.Take a closer look with this video:The plane he flew was a Taylorcraft Auster – a slow moving, wooden and canvas plane that afforded its pilots little protection.Taylorcraft C/2, impressed by the RAF in September 1941. Photo by RuthAS CC BY 3.0Though Doohan was not in the Canadian Air Force, some dubbed him the “Craziest Pilot in the Canadian Air Force” because he often flew in a daredevil, haphazard way – most notably when he flew between two closely placed telephone poles, “just to prove that he could.”When WWII ended, Doohan returned to Canada and was listening to the radio during the holiday season of 1945-46 when he listened to “the worst drama he ever heard” on the local radio station. On a whim, he went down to the station and did a recording of his own.Los Angeles, USA – January 17, 2014: The handprints of the cast of the original Star Trek series in front of the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.Doohan had a knack for voices and accents. The station manager recommended that he enroll at a drama school in Toronto, and eventually he won a scholarship to attend the well-known Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.From there, it was “onward and upward”…he got roles on Bonanza, Bewitched, and a number of roles for the stage and radio. In 1966, he auditioned for the role of the ship’s engineer.There is a long history of Scotsmen being engineers in the Royal Navy and in the cruise lines of the early 20th century, and Doohan told Gene Roddenberry (the series’ originator) that if his character was going to be an engineer, he should be Scottish. The rest is television history.Read another story from us: Golden Girl Bea Arthur was one of the First Female Marines to Serve in WWIIJames Doohan passed away in 2005. Fittingly, his ashes were taken into orbit and scattered in space.last_img read more

Firefox 67 with antifingerprinting technique letterboxing

first_imgFirefox 67 with anti-fingerprinting technique letterboxing by Martin Brinkmann on March 06, 2019 in Firefox – 31 commentsMozilla Firefox 67 will feature a new anti-fingerprinting technique that protects against certain window-size related fingerprinting methods.Mozilla plans to integrate the new feature in Firefox 67 but delays may postpone the release. Firefox 67 will be released on May 14, 2019 according to the official release schedule.The technique comes from experiments that the developers of the Tor browser conducted and is part of the Tor Uplift project that introduces improvements in the Tor browser to Firefox (Tor browser is based on Firefox code).Window dimensions, especially in maximized state and when windows are resized, may be used for fingerprinting.Fingerprinting refers to using data provided by the browser, e.g. automatically or by running certain scripts, to profile users. One of the appeals that fingerprinting has is that it does not require access to local storage and that some techniques work across browsers.Tip: A study analyzed the effectiveness of fingerprinting countermeasures recently.Maximized or fullscreen windows provide screen width and height information. Fullscreen reveals the actual screen with and height, a maximized window the width and height minus toolbars.Resized windows on the other hand reveal exact dimensions of the browser window, e.g. 1003×744.Letterboxing protects better against window size related fingerprinting techniques. It is a method that rounds the content view dynamically using 128×100 pixel steps.Letterboxing adds margins around the content view of the window and calculates the margin dynamically to ensure that it is applied to resize scenarios as well (and not only when a new window is created).Setting this up in FirefoxThe Firefox preference privacy.resistFingerprinting determines whether anti-fingerprinting is enabled in Firefox. Note that it may render some sites and services unusable or less functional.Make sure you run at least Firefox 67 (check about:support for the version. Note that this does not appear to have landed in Firefox Nightly atm)Load about:config in the Firefox address bar.Confirm that you will be careful.Search for privacy.resistFingerprinting.True: Fingerprinting protection is enabled including Letterboxing (as of Firefox 67).False: Fingerprinting protection is disabled.You can verify that the protection is in place by visiting Browserleaks or any other site that returns the screen resolution and viewport. Just change the window size a couple of times and reload the page to find out if it rounds the resolution and viewport (it should return a multiple of 128×100 pixels).You may also notice the margins that Firefox uses when the feature is enabled.Now You: Have you enabled anti-fingerprinting in your browser?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 67 with anti-fingerprinting technique letterboxingDescriptionMozilla Firefox 67 will feature a new anti-fingerprinting technique that protects against certain window-size related fingerprinting methods.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

TPI Transat team up to offer STEP fam in Portugal

first_img Share Travelweek Group TORONTO — Travel Professionals International (TPI) and Transat Holidays stepped up for travel advisors by jointly offering an exclusive Specialized Travel Education Program (STEP) trip to Portugal.TPI offers two in-destination training programs annually, and the STEP program is designed to assist its advisors to improve their knowledge of product and drive additional sales and revenue.According to Shelly Monroe, TPI Advisor from Kentville, NS, who attended the recent STEP trip, there’s an increasing demand for people interested in going to Portugal. “It is a host destination right now. I saw firsthand how much it has to offer. There are a lot of long-stay apartment-style rentals in the beautiful Algarve area. It is a great alternative and somewhere new for my snowbird clients that want a change from going to Florida every winter.”Monroe was also impressed with the quality of hotels that agents visited during site inspections, both in the Algarve region and in Lisbon. “The rooftop lounge and deck at the Mundial hotel in the heart of Lisbon with its spectacular backdrop of the castle and city was a highlight for me.”More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsWith Transat Holidays hosting the Portugal STEP trip, Senior Business Development Representative Susan Kooiman travelled alongside TPI Advisors on the fam as they travelled from the Algarve to Lisbon.“We took in some beautiful sightseeing and visited some great hotels. Our week together was an overall success!” she said. “The group was amazing and everyone learned a lot about the Transat Long Stay program for the winter and our Portugal program in general.”TPI host Lisa Geddes, Manager of Professional Development, Atlantic Canada, added: “Having these types of exclusive TPI fam trips allows the advisors from across the country to share great ideas and best practices for sales and marketing along with seeing a new destination and experience the culture of the destination. After travelling to Portugal, the TPI Advisors are well equipped to make recommendations on the areas of Portugal to visit and what to do while there.”Geddes also added that TPI is planning other exciting STEP trips during its 25th anniversary year in 2019, including ones in Australia with Goway, and Cambodia with G Adventures.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthIn order to join a TPI STEP trip, TPI advisors must provide a full marketing plan to support their plans on how to promote each destination to their clients to ensure future sales. Tags: FAMs, Portugal, TPI Monday, December 17, 2018 center_img Posted by TPI & Transat team up to offer STEP fam in Portugal << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Windstar to launch firstever Australia and New Zealandintensive voyages

first_img Share Travelweek Group Tags: Australia, New Zealand, Windstar Cruises Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Posted bycenter_img SEATTLE — For the first time in its history, Windstar Cruises is offering immersive itineraries to Australia and New Zealand, departing in 2020/2021 aboard the newly renovated Star Breeze.“We’ve had a tremendous focus on adding new destinations in recent years, with an 85% increase in new ports of call,” said Windstar President John Delaney. “Announcing cruises to an entirely new continent on small ship voyages, as only Windstar does them, is a major move for the company and exciting news for our guests who are seeking out new places to explore.”A total of six new itineraries will sail throughout Australia and New Zealand on the transformed 312-passenger Star Breeze, an all-suite ship that will soon undergo a comprehensive renovation as part of Windstar’s $250 Million Dollar Star Plus Initiative for all three of its Star Class ships. The Star Breeze will boast a new pool and surrounding deck area, two new dining venues for a total of five, a redesigned world-class spa and fitness centre, and 50 new suites.AUSTRALIAThere’s also the Cairns to Melbourne itinerary featuring stops in some of the country’s most iconic destinations, including the Great Barrier Reef. On what to expect while aboard an Australia cruise, Melissa Witsoe, Product Manager of Windstar Cruises, said: “Our cruises in Australia will deliver both the wild and sophisticated sides, exploring remote reaches like Middle Percy Island, as well as offering an overnight in cosmopolitan Sydney with time to see the famous sites there including the UNESCO Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.”More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaWitsoe, who along with her team scouted many of the new ports personally, added that Cairns to Melbourne is really rare as an itinerary: “It’s a unique offering in the cruise world, and one of the ways Windstar will approach sailing in this region different.”NEW ZEALANDItineraries such as a roundtrip Auckland sailing will provide overnights in Wellington and Christchurch, as well as visits to smaller places such as the wine-producing region of Hawke’s Bay. Guests will enjoy such highlights as an authentic Hāngi meal, a Maori show in Rotorua in the Hells Gate region, and a wildlife cruise in Dunedin.COMBINED CRUISESFor guests looking to enjoy and experience both countries, Star Breeze will offer two cruises sailing between Auckland and Sydney with sightings of kiwis, koalas, and kangaroos. This cruise will feature classic locations like Melbourne, and also take in smaller ports such as Phillip Island. Guests can also enjoy a high-speed Catamaran cruise to Whitehaven Beach in Whitsunday Islands National Park.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthSIGNATURE EXPERIENCESThe Australia and New Zealand cruises will be the second region where the cruise line launches its award-winning Signature Expeditions, which are currently available on its Alaska itineraries. The Signature Expeditions program provides in-depth insight with active enrichment for travellers to develop an understanding of the destination from beginning to end. For example, in Tasmania expedition leaders will lead guests on a guided hike to scenic Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park.Bookings are now open for Windstar’s Australia and New Zealand sailings in 2020 and 2021 with a total of nine departure dates available. Six new cruises Down Under will set sail aboard Star Breeze and run from November 2020 to February 2021 beginning at US$4,599 per guest, double occupancy.Additionally, the 148-passenger Wind Spirit is expanding its South Pacific reach in winter/spring 2020 and will also be visiting Australia.To learn more about cruising with Windstar, visit windstarcruises.com. Windstar to launch first-ever Australia- and New Zealand-intensive voyages << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

La Sele continues to struggle falls to Colombia 31

first_imgRelated posts:Ramírez announces a National Team lineup with a few surprises Ready for Costa Rica Ex-Uruguay star Gustavo Matosas will lead La Sele Mexico defeats Costa Rica 3-2 in international friendly One of La Sele’s shining moments happened right there, at the Red Bull Arena, a little over a year ago.Those 13 months seemed like a distant memory Tuesday as the Costa Rican Men’s National Team fell to Colombia, 3-1, in a friendly at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.It was at that venue where La Sele dominated the United States as part of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. It was at that venue where thousands of Costa Rican fans had, on that September day, made Red Bull Arena feel as if some mysterious force had picked up the entire stadium and placed it in La Sabana.There was none of that magic for the Ticos on Tuesday night, and those special moments have recently become far less common. Since beating the United States that night in New Jersey, La Sele has played 17 times and won just twice.The struggles continued against an overpowering Colombian side that dominated with eight shots within the first 25 minutes, including two that called into action Costa Rica’s star goalkeeper, Keylor Navas.Navas was excellent all evening, but the South Americans scored a deserved opening goal in the 30th minute when Carlos Bacca evaded Christian Gamboa and beat the keeper to the near post.Amistoso Colombia vs. Costa Rica pic.twitter.com/5C7vvsB3vp— Deportes Repretel (@deporterepretel) October 17, 2018Gamboa made amends just before halftime, delivering a cross that Kendall Waston headed in for the equalizer in the 44th minute.GOOOL de La Sele, Kendall Watson (44) | Colombia 1 – Costa Rica 1 pic.twitter.com/kfhKy2VnNr— Deportes Repretel (@deporterepretel) October 17, 2018But the South American retook the lead for good in the 72nd minute as Juan Hernández, left unmarked, knocked home a rebound moments after he entered as a substitution in his debut for the Colombian national team.GOL colombiano, Juan Camilo Hernández (72) | Colombia 2 – Costa Rica 1 pic.twitter.com/4jeifq2r4s— Deportes Repretel (@deporterepretel) October 17, 2018The 19-year-old Hernández ended the match emphatically with a second tally in the game’s final minute.When Costa Rica next takes to the pitch, it will do so under a new manager. FEDEFUTBOL last week named ex-Uruguayan star Gustavo Matosas as its new permanent managerMatosas will coach the team in its final fixtures of the calendar year, Nov. 16 against Chile and Nov. 20 against Peru. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires I’ve never enjoyed working for a coach more than @BruceArians. I’m sad he’s retiring but so happy for him as a person. pic.twitter.com/FfWb4Rj7Ga— Tim DeLaney (@tdelaneyaz) January 1, 2018 (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) Top Stories Congrats to the best Coach I ever had the opportunity to play for. You gave me my first opportunity, my first game ball. The things you have taught me stick with me everyday. Winningest coach in Cardinals history. @BruceArians pic.twitter.com/vmIWQZNNQ5— Kerry Taylor (@KerryTaylor15) January 1, 2018Congratulations on the retirement BA. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Enjoy retirement, BA! Thanks for the memories. #AllAZ #ThanksBA https://t.co/iztvWR1dpt— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) January 1, 2018 #ThanksBA for all you’ve done in Arizona. You’re welcome at Chase Field anytime. https://t.co/d286NCAUKu Thanks for 5 amazing years @BruceArians! We will really miss you and I hope you stay in AZ #RiseUpRedSea #BeRedSeeRed #AZCardinals #Arians— Ross 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@12ossT) January 1, 2018 Team President Michael Bidwill said BA will continue to be a friend to the organization. #ThanksBA pic.twitter.com/Xeu1FziWlO— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) January 1, 2018 — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) January 1, 2018 An emotional day. No matter what happens. Its always #BirdGang— Earl Watford (@EWatts78) January 1, 2018 Happy for @BruceArians — going out on his terms. Had an amazing 5-year tenure in the Valley. I absolutely loved having the opportunity to interview him every Monday for the last five years. You’ll be missed, BA! @AZCardinals— Vinny Joe ________ (@Vincemarotta) January 1, 2018 A BIG thank you, to the Arians family for sharing your husband, father, grandfather with us. Families make so many sacrifices in this business… enjoy this precious time & the lake house! (@AriansFF @JakeBArians) Your impact on our organization and our community has been more than what anyone could have imagined. Thanks for everything, @BruceArians! #ThanksBA pic.twitter.com/Q1SoaduUXg— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) January 1, 2018 — Lisa Matthews (@LisaMatthewsAZ) January 1, 2018 Absolutely going to miss @BruceArians as coach of the Cards. Such a great guy, loved his grit and style. Wishing him the best of luck in whatever is next!— Mike Olbinski (@MikeOlbinski) January 1, 2018 2 Comments   Share   Thank you @BruceArians for a wild ride on the winning side! 50 wins in 5-years…I would have loved to play under your watch but you would have cut me after my first fight. Love and respect, coach.— Ron Wolfley (@wolf987FM) January 1, 2018 #BeRedSeeRed thank you @BruceArians for everything youve done for us the last 5 years. Always a @AZCardinals fan! Enjoy your retirement! 😭❤️#ThanksBA— Aya Abdeen (aka the real comedian) (@aabdeen_3) January 1, 2018 And thats a wrap. Hell of a career for my guy @BruceArians. Played for him for 3 different teams and the game is gonna miss him for sure. Loved playing for you boss enjoy retirement. pic.twitter.com/PO153sWEQt— AQ Shipley (@aqshipley) January 1, 2018 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It was an emotional day for Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians as he announced his retirement after five seasons with the team during a press conference on Monday.Fans, players and members of the media flooded Twitter to show their support and admiration for a coach who set a single-season franchise wins mark — twice — and who capped off his career by becoming the most winningest coach in Cardinals’ history with a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17. Thank you coach @BruceArians , You’re gonna be missed! #FamilyFirst #NoRiskItNoBiscuit— Big Mark (@MCXM13) January 1, 2018 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Below are — just some of — the reactions from the day. If everyone in a position of power would change the game and be a champion for change like @BruceArians did for me, the world world would be a much better place. The @Nfl will never be the same. We love you. Cheers to the next phase coach. @AZCardinals #BirdGang pic.twitter.com/3WxlTJArge— Dr. Jen Welter (@jwelter47) January 1, 2018last_img read more

FILE Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is assisted

first_img FILE – Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is assisted off the tarmac at the Kennedy Space Center by his caregiver, Monica Guy, as he is applauded by members of the flight crew after completing a zero-gravity flight, Thursday, April 26, 2007, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, File) by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2018 7:14 am PDT Last Updated Mar 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Reaction to the death of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking:“His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, on Twitter .___“Stephen Hawking will be remembered for his incredible contributions to science — making complex theories and concepts more accessible to the masses. He’ll also be remembered for his spirit and unbounded pursuit to gain a complete understanding of the universe, despite the obstacles he faced.” — Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, on LinkedIn .___“Professor Stephen Hawking was a brilliant and extraordinary mind – one of the great scientists of his generation. His courage, humour and determination to get the most from life was an inspiration. His legacy will not be forgotten.” — British Prime Minister Theresa May, on Twitter .___“His contributions to science will be used as long as there are scientists, and there are many more scientists because of him. He spoke about the value and fragility of human life and civilisation and greatly enhanced both.” — University of Manchester physicist Brian Cox, on Twitter .___“I feel lucky to have known Stephen Hawking. His work is an inspiring reminder of what human minds are capable of.” — Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, on Twitter .___“I join the global community in mourning the loss of the greatest physicist of our era. #StephenHawking is free from the physical constraints of this earthly condition we all exist in and he is soaring above us now marveling at it all.” — actress Mayim Bialik, who appeared with Hawking on the U.S. television show “The Big Bang Theory,” on Twitter .___“We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.” — actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Hawking in the 2014 film “The Theory Of Everything.”___“When a brilliant scientific mind like Stephen Hawking also happens to be a great popularizer of science, it’s a gift to the world. Here’s hoping there are more like him waiting to be known.” — Seth MacFarlane, executive producer of the 2014 TV series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” on Twitter .___“Remembering Stephen Hawking makes me want to work harder on both my research AND my public engagement. I want to understand the Universe, and I want to share it with the world.” — Dr. Katherine J. Mack, North Carolina State University astrophysicist, on Twitter .___“He was a true genius who had a great admiration of and connection to the public. … He simplified and explained, but without gimmicks. His assumption that people are curious about the universe and black holes was true. He inspired us all to wonder.” — Katherine Mathieson, chief executive of the British Science Association.___“He inspired generations to look beyond our own blue planet and expand our understanding of the universe. His personality and genius will be sorely missed.” — British astronaut Tim Peake on Twitter .___“Along with groundbreaking and inspiring work came another attribute that made Stephen a hero not just to younger generations, but also to his peers. A longtime friend to NASA, Stephen was a passionate communicator who wanted to share the excitement of discovery with all.” — acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot.___“His name will live in the annals of science. Millions have had their cosmic horizons widened by his bestselling books. And even more around the world have been inspired by a unique example of achievement against all the odds — a manifestation of amazing will-power and determination.” — Martin Rees, British astronomer royal.center_img The world reacts to the death of physicist Stephen Hawkinglast_img read more

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