BJP sets target Biggest party in Punjab in 3 years

first_imgWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: July 14, 2019 8:29:57 am Karnataka trust vote today: Speaker’s call on resignations, says SC, but gives rebel MLAs a shield Best Of Express Advertising bharatiya janata party, bjp, bjp in punjab, punjab bjp, shwait malik, punjab bjp president., india news, Indian Express BJP’s state president Shwait Malik during meeting in Ludhiana, Saturday. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has emerged as biggest political party in the world with more than 12 crore members, is now aiming to be the single largest party in Punjab in next three years. Post Comment(s) The saffron party is said to 23 lakh members currently in Punjab with its ally the Shiromani Akali Dal eyeing 50 lakh members, including the existing ones. The allies have separately launched their membership campaigns.While launched its campaign from Badal, the native village of party patron Parkash Singh Badal, on July 12, BJP is adding members as part of its nationwide campaign launched July 6.“We enrolled 1.25 lakh new members in just four days of our drive. The response is overwhelming. By 2022, our party will be the single largest party in Punjab,” said Shwait Malik, state BJP president. Malik was speaking at one such membership campaign in Haibowal area of Ludhiana.Punjab BJP spokesperson Anil Sareen said they were assigned the target to add 2 lakh new members in Punjab. “But we will reach 30 lakh or even more soon as people here are too keen to join the BJP. After this membership drive, some changes in organisational structure of the party may be carried out”.Political experts feel the BJP, which is on an aggressive curve adding members and welcoming defectors, including legislators from other parties across country, may end up hurting its ally SAD in Punjab. The Akali Dal, at present, is not in the pink of its health, having been routed in the 2017 Assembly election when it won only 15 seats in the 117 member House and also ended up losing the post of Leader of Opposition to the Aam Aadmi Party that had won 20 seats. The SAD continued with its poor performance in this year’s Lok Sabha elections where it contested 10 seats but could win only two. BJP, on the other hand, won two of the three seats it contested.Though traditional allies, BJP, experts said, wouldn’t mind a bigger share in seats, both in the Assembly and in the Lok Sabha elections in the future. After Masood Azhar blacklisting, more isolation for Pakistan center_img The BJP’s membership drive is free of cost. SAD, however, is charging a fee of Rs 10 as membership charge. Launching the campaign, Parkash Singh Badal and his son and party president Sukhbir Singh Badal filled their membership forms. On the occasion, 50 new members were enrolled.Charanjeet Singh Brar, political advisor to SAD president, said, “Our membership drive is undertaken every five years in which even existing members have to renew their membership. Rs 10 is the nominal fee for it. We have a target of 50 lakh members, including the existing ones. This is a process ahead of changes in organisational structure of the party”.Meanwhile, asked about his comment on BJP soon emerging as the single largest party in Punjab, Malik said, “Every party has its own ways and strategies to expand the organisational structure. However, this (our drive) will not affect our alliance with SAD and that will continue the way it is.”BJP has no objection over invitation to Pak PMMalik replying to the query of SGPC’s invitation to Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the grand Nagar Kirtan to commence 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak, said,”We have no objection to it as it is a religious matter.” Related News Uttarakhand legislator Pranav Singh expelled from BJP for six years over video with guns BJP will make Maharashtra Congress-mukt, says party state chief Chandrakant Patil Cabinet asks finance panel to consider securing funds for defence Was duped into joining BJP-backed film outfit, says actor Madhabi Mukhopadhyay Advertisinglast_img read more

Acute doses of synthetic cannabinoid can impair critical thinking and memory

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Mar 19 2019A new study shows that inhaled doses of as little as 2 mg of the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 can significantly impair critical thinking and memory, slow reaction times, and increase confusion and dissociation. The results of this placebo-controlled, cross-over study are published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.Related StoriesLegal weed’s a growing danger to dogs, so keep your canine out of your cannabisTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTResearchers study cannabis dosage to reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsySeventeen healthy participants inhaled the vapor of JWH-018 in doses ranging from 2-6.2 mg. The article entitled “Neurocognition and Subjective Experience Following Acute Doses of the Synthetic Cannabinoid JWH-018: Responders Versus Nonresponders” describes the highly variable subjective intoxication of the participants. Coauthors Eef Theunissen, Nadia Hutten, Natasha Mason, Kim Kuypers, and Johannes Ramaekers, Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and Stefan Toennes, Goethe University of Frankfurt (Germany), concluded that the serious adverse effects seen in overdose cases are the result of either higher doses or mixtures of synthetic cannabinoids.”This is incredibly important as it is the first controlled human laboratory study of synthetic cannabinoids that have been found in illicit drug products such as Spice and K2,” says Associate Editor Dr. Ryan Vandrey, John Hopkins School of Medicine. “Demonstrating safety and providing initial dose-effects on key outcomes will hopefully inspire additional research in this area.” Source:https://home.liebertpub.com/news/even-low-doses-of-synthetic-cannabinoids-can-impair-cognitive-performance/3520last_img read more

Extreme conditions await MH370 recovery if wreckage found

Relatives of missing Chinese passengers aboard MH370 hold up pieces of paper that read “never give up” (L) and “looking for our relatives release the truth about the flight 370” (R) in front of the Foreign Ministry in Beijing The disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 passengers and crew almost four years ago is one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, with an Australian-led hunt across a 120,000 square-kilometre (46,000 square-mile) zone failing to reveal the crash site.Yet a new probe now underway by private firm Ocean Infinity—commissioned by Malaysia on a “no find, no fee” basis—has revived hopes the doomed plane might be found.If the wreckage is located in treacherous terrain up to six kilometres (19,685 feet) deep—far off Western Australia and north of the earlier search site—experts say high-tech underwater robots can handle the demands of recovery.”They (searchers) are working at the extreme edge of what’s capable,” South African salvage master Nick Sloane, who led the operation to recover the stricken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, told AFP.”(But) the benefits to the manufacturers of the aeroplane, operators and the families are that if you actually locate the wreckage, it’s worthwhile to go ahead and take the next step and recover it.”That expedition would require cutting-edge technology, likely last months and potentially cost more than the maximum US$70 million reward Malaysia is offering Ocean Infinity, according to deep-ocean salvagers. Map showing search zones for missing MH370 and areas covered by a sea floor mapping. Salvagers are confident debris and human remains can be recovered if Malaysia Airlines MH370 is finally found, despite the pitch-black darkness, crushing pressure and ice-cold water awaiting them. Black boxes still keyBut not all parts of the wreckage have to be recovered to determine what may have happened, the experts said, stressing that the black boxes could still hold key clues to the airliner’s disappearance.Other parts of the wreckage may be hauled to the surface if needed to help unravel the mystery.Most of the plane’s debris is likely scattered within a 1.5-kilometre field, wreck-hunter Mearns told AFP.”So even if it’s in a challenging environment in terms of the terrain, they will have the capability to handle it, to recover it,” he said, adding that a priority would be to retrieve human remains.From the Air France 447 wreckage, “also at a very extreme depth in the middle of the ocean, they were able to recover surprisingly a large number of bodies,” he told AFP.”I think the authorities owe them (victims’ families) the highest possible level of sensitivity to their needs.” The Seabed Constructor ship used in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 which disappeared in 2014 Machines that can operate at such extremes include deep-ocean operator Odyssey Marine Exploration’s remotely-operated vehicles Expert behind new MH370 search hopeful of find within a month Machines that can operate at such extremes include deep-ocean operator Odyssey Marine Exploration’s remotely-operated vehicles, which have frames constructed out of high-strength aluminium. A handful of other companies have similar technology. The ROV, tethered to the mother ship, is fitted with LED lights that illuminate the dark environment and can record high-definition footage, Odyssey Marine’s chief operating officer John Longley told AFP. The submersible—remotely driven by pilots on a surface ship—has two manipulator arms that function like “human hands” and can retrieve smaller objects, added deep-sea shipwreck hunter David Mearns.Larger parts such as the jet’s wings can be brought to the surface using baskets or slings.Mearns said such underwater journeys could take several hours with the overall mission possibly lasting up to half a year.”But once you get into a position on the seabed, it’s remarkable the dexterity of these ROVs in terms of what they can do,” he added.On the surface, the ROV pilots would be supported by a vast array of hardware—including support vessels—as well as crew that could number more than 100, senior salvage master Wytse Huismans of high-profile global operator SMIT Salvage told AFP.The team would also have to grapple with rough seas—which could make its vessels inoperable during the winter in a few months’ time—and the remoteness of the area, which is several sailing days from Australia’s Fremantle port. Into the abyssTo aid the previous search—the largest in aviation history—the ocean floor was mapped in detail for the first time, revealing the varied underwater terrain.It showed seafloors more than 4,700 metres deep, vast mountains 1,500-metres high and kilometres wide, deep canyons and massive underwater landslides of sediment, Geoscience Australia said.If debris is found between 2,000-6,000 metres—known as the abyssal zone—salvagers would work in a perpetually dark and near-freezing region where the pressure can reach up to 9,000 pounds per square inch (psi).Wreckage has been recovered from such depths previously: Air France 447 at nearly 4,000 metres in the Atlantic, the cargo ship El Faro (4,500 metres) off the coast of the Bahamas, and South African Airways 295 (4,900 metres) off Mauritius—far deeper than where oil and gas companies operate. Explore further Citation: Extreme conditions await MH370 recovery if wreckage found (2018, February 21) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-extreme-conditions-await-mh370-recovery.html © 2018 AFP 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. read more

Into The Void hyperreal Star Wars VR makes you the hero

first_imgImagine putting on a helmet, lowering the visor and being transported immediately from your humdrum day-to-day existence into your own “Star Wars” adventure. Explore further 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. Well, holster that blaster because the kind of fantasy that could once only be woven into the dreams of the young is coming to a theme park or shopping mall near you—perhaps sooner than you think.The Void is the latest in a flood of businesses offering whole-body, fully immersive virtual reality experiences for about double the price of a movie ticket.The company’s “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” scenario instructs players that their mission is to recover Imperial intelligence critical to the survival of the Rebellion—yes, that Rebellion, of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.In reality, the players are in a room full of cameras, movement sensors and other gadgetry in the shadow of Disneyland in southern California.As far as they are concerned, they are rebels disguised as Imperial stormtroopers on the molten planet of Mustafar, battling giant lava monsters and generally taking care of business.Wearing vests weighed down by high-tech hardware, the players can reach out and touch what they are seeing in their visors, feel the breeze on their faces and hear creatures scuttling around them. Designed in partnership with Disney-owned Lucasfilm, which makes the “Star Wars” movies, the experience involves all the senses, says marketing director John Kirkpatrick. “I really felt like I was in the movie,” says player Sean Oshima, 29, a technology consultant. “I was really amazed by this technology. You can really feel the agents shooting you.”Cusp of a boomThe experience—typically enjoyed in groups—costs about $30-35 for 10 minutes, and gets about 500 visitors a day in Anaheim. There are locations in North America, the Middle East and Europe and the company is still growing, with other scenarios including a narrative tour around the movie “Ghostbusters,” and a haunted house experience. Without the bells and whistles, the interior is much as you might expect—a room measuring about 10 square meters (110 square feet), partitioned here and there to guide players through the attraction. The cutting-edge tech works in tandem with run-of-the-mill radiators and fans varying the atmospherics, while foam mats double as magma and scent diffusers provide the “smell-o-vision.”Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and author of the best-selling “Experience on Demand,” told AFP the sector was on the cusp of a boom. In California, VR attractions under development or already out there include the free-roaming group experience “Alien: Descent” in Orange County and an ImaxVR center in Los Angeles.An attraction based on CIA analyst “Jack Ryan,” the hero of the Tom Clancy novels and an upcoming Amazon TV series, was among numerous VR experiences showcased at the recent San Diego Comic-Con fan event. VR OscarVideo games are criticized for isolating players, but proponents of virtual reality say it can be an inherently social experience, as it promotes teamwork through problem-solving. The technology is developing rapidly and has already moved beyond pure entertainment into education and science.Acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu got a special Oscar last year for a virtual reality installation focusing on the plight of migrants, which was shown in several cities including Los Angeles.The six-minute “Carne y Arena” (“Virtually Present, Physically Invisible”) takes viewers on the harrowing trek many migrants undertake through the Sonoran desert in the southwestern US.As sirens wail, each participant—barefoot on the sandy ground and wearing VR goggles—experiences the journey alone, joined only by a small band of virtual people hoping to reach America.Border guards armed to the teeth separate the men from the women and the children. Their abandoned shoes litter the ground, as one person screams out in pain and a tragedy looms.From the art world, a successful exhibition on David Bowie is to be adapted into a VR experience by Sony, while architects, teachers and many others in the public and private sectors are increasingly using the technology to illustrate projects and ideas. “Picture if an educator or a student goes into a world, and instead of just learning about it through a textbook, you can actually interact (with) that locale,” said Kirkpatrick.”Or even see what those worlds might have looked like in the times that you’re studying.”center_img © 2018 AFP Citation: Into The Void: hyper-real ‘Star Wars’ VR makes you the hero (2018, July 29) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-void-hyper-real-star-wars-vr.html The future of realitylast_img read more

Samsung folding screen lets smartphone open into tablet

first_img © 2018 AFP Samsung on Wednesday showed off a folding screen that lets a smartphone open into a tablet, heralding it as the future for portable devices. The annual gathering is aimed at getting third-party developers enthused about crafting applications and services for Samsung offerings, including new Infinity Flex screens.Google is working with Samsung to adapt Android to the needs of the foldable displays, according to Android user experience head Glenn Murphy.”Our team at Google loves the innovation in display technology shown here,” Murphy said while taking part in the keynote presentation.”We are really excited to see how developers like you can help us unfold this future.”Earlier this week, California-based startup Royole introduced what it billed as the world’s first commercially available foldable smartphone. A developer model of the “FlexPai” folding phone was made available for order with a starting price of $1,318.Samsung said its Bixby digital assistant would allow developers to create applications for the software, ramping up its challenge to Amazon and its Alexa-powered devices.Samsung is planning to install its digital assistant Bixby in all its consumer devices by 2020. Senior vice president of mobile product marketing Justin Denison pulled a prototype foldable smartphone from a suit jacket inner pocket at a Samsung developer conference in San Francisco, saying the company will be ready to begin mass producing the screens in coming months.Denison provided a brief glimpse of a concept device made with its “Infinity Flex Display” on stage during a keynote presentation, providing no details regarding when a foldable phone might be available to consumers.”The display is the foundation for the smartphone of tomorrow,” Denison said.”When it’s open, it’s a tablet offering a big-screen experience. When closed, it’s a phone and fits neatly inside your pocket.”Infinity Flex screens are made to endure repeated folding and unfolding, according to Denison.South Korean-based Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone maker, powering most of its models on free Android software made available free by Google, but also sells components such as chips and screens to other device makers.Samsung also showed off a coming “One UI” user interface for mobile devices designed to simplify increasing cluttered smartphone screens and work seamlessly with the new foldable display. Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing Citation: Samsung folding screen lets smartphone open into tablet (2018, November 8) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-samsung-screen-smartphone-tablet.html Explore further This image taken from a Samsung corporate video shot during the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 in San Francisco on November 07, 2018, shows senior vice president Justin Denison with the new flexible screen “Infinity Flex Display” 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

Google to buy power from solar farms in Tennessee Alabama

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Google announced Wednesday that it will buy 413 megawatts of output from 1.6 million solar panels at several new Tennessee and Alabama solar farms the combined size of 65,000 home rooftop systems.The two largest will be able to produce about 150 megawatts each in Hollywood, Alabama, and Yum Yum, Tennessee.Google is building data centers in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Jackson County, Alabama. The company plans to match 72 percent of the facilities’ hourly electricity use with carbon-free sources, supporting its goal of sourcing carbon-free electricity around the clock.TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said the deal shows the federal utility’s renewable energy efforts help it attract and retain top-tier companies. Explore further © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: Google to buy power from solar farms in Tennessee, Alabama (2019, January 17) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-google-invest-solar-farms-tennessee.html TVA announces solar installations being built for Facebook Google plans to buy power from Tennessee and Alabama solar farms under a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority.last_img read more

Iranian hackers caused losses in hundreds of millions report

first_img © 2019 AFP Researchers for tech giant Microsoft said the attackers stole secrets and wiped data from computer networks after targeting thousands of people at some 200 companies over the past two years, according to The Wall Street Journal.Microsoft did not immediately respond to an AFP query on the report.The Journal said Microsoft traced the attacks to Holmium, a group linked to Iran, and that some of the hacking was done for Holmium by another Iranian group known as APT33.John Lambert, the head of Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center, told the newspaper the attacks were “massively destabilizing events.”The report said the hackers notably targeted oil-and-gas companies, heavy-machinery manufacturers and international conglomerates in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Britain, India and the United States.In 2017, the security firm FireEye blamed APT33 for destructive malware that targeted organizations in the Middle East and elsewhere.The news comes with Iran, according to security experts, seeking to step up its cyber capabilities amid increasing efforts by the United States to isolate the Islamic regime. Citation: Iranian hackers caused losses in hundreds of millions: report (2019, March 7) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-iranian-hackers-losses-hundreds-millions.html According to security experts, Iran is seeking to step up its cyber capabilities amid increasing efforts by the United States to isolate the Islamic regime Explore furthercenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Iranian hackers working to penetrate systems, businesses and governments around the world have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, a report said Wednesday. Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomedlast_img read more

US regulators under fire Boeing launches charm offensive

first_img Southwest is one of the airlines that flies the now grounded MAX aircraft Citation: US regulators under fire, Boeing launches charm offensive (2019, March 27) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-boeing-charm-offensive.html The MCAS, which makes the aircraft dive when necessary in order to regain speed if it detects a stall or loss of airspeed, was developed specifically for the 737 MAX, which has a heavier engine than its predecessor, the 737 NG.Boeing said the final version of the fix should be submitted to the FAA “at the end of the week,” according to a company official.Authorization pendingAmong the changes, the MCAS will no longer repeatedly make corrections when the pilot tries to regain control and will be automatically disconnected in the event of disagreements between the two “angle of attack” sensors, two sources close to the matter told AFP.This is a major change because until the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy, the MCAS was set to react to information from a single sensor and would repeatedly override pilot corrections. 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. ‘Directly involved’The FAA, which delegates some certification procedures to Boeing, including parts of the MAX, nevertheless was “directly involved” in the safety review of the MCAS, Elwell said in his prepared testimony, obtained by AFP.”FAA engineers and flight test pilots were involved in the MCAS operational evaluation flight test,” he will tell senators at the hearing, which begins at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT).”The certification process was detailed and thorough,” but “time yields more data” to be used to evaluate new products, which is what happened with the MAX, he added.And Elwell acknowledged that as systems become more complex, the FAA’s “oversight approach needs to evolve.”In the wake of the accidents and amid intense scrutiny, Boeing is racing to get the MAX back in the sky. The initial investigation into the Lion Air crash found that one of the AOA sensors failed but continued to transmit erroneous information to the MCAS.Boeing also will install a warning feature—at no cost —- called a “disagree light” to indicate to the pilot when the AOA sensors are out of sync.The FAA chief must also assure senators that regulators will not fast track the MAX’s return to the skies.”The 737 MAX will return to service for US carriers and in US airspace only when the FAA’s analysis of the facts and technical data indicate that it is appropriate,” he said. Boeing 737 MAX deliveries and orders, per region and company Explore further The head of the US air safety agency faces harsh questions from senators Wednesday over its relationship with and oversight of Boeing, while the aerospace giant launches a charm offensive to try to restore its reputation after two air disasters in recent months killed 346 people. Dan Elwell, acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration that sets standards for air safety around the world, will have to explain why the FAA delayed grounding the Boeing 737 MAX fleet after the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy, in which a MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff near Addis Ababa on March 10, killing 157 people.The delay gave rise to suspicions of a too-cozy relationship between regulators and the American aircraft manufacturer, especially since Chinese and European authorities moved quickly to ban the planes due to the similarities with the October 29 crash in Indonesia of another 737 MAX 8, that time operated by Lion Air. Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg will be absent from the Senate hearing Wednesday but is expected to be called at a later date. Ahead of this day of reckoning, the company launched a campaign to convince the flying public that it is addressing the issues with the MAX, including a fix to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) stall prevention system implicated in the crashes. Many journalists and pilots and airline officials were invited to Boeing’s massive factory in Renton, Washington in the Pacific Northwest, to unveil the software changes and offer reassurances. Chronology of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft since its certification by the US Federal Aviation Administration in 2017 Boeing has invited journalists and pilots to its Renton, Washington factory to demonstrate the fix to the 737 MAX Boeing ‘finalizing’ anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash © 2019 AFP The company held tests flights Monday using the upgraded MCAS, following flight simulator tests Saturday. last_img read more

UN panel calls WikiLeaks founders UK sentence excessive

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Friday that Assange’s punishment was “disproportionate” for his “minor violation.” The panel questioned why he is being held in a high security prison “as if he were convicted for a serious criminal offense.”A judge in London sentenced the 47-year-old Assange on Wednesday for taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy while he was on bail awaiting extradition to SwedenThe U.N. panel declared in a non-binding 2016 opinion and again in December that Assange was being arbitrarily deprived of freedom because he feared arrest if he left the embassy.The British government rejected the panel’s conclusions. A panel of legal experts affiliated with the United Nations has criticized the 50-week sentence a British judge imposed on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for jumping bail. Explore further © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: UN panel calls WikiLeaks founder’s UK sentence excessive (2019, May 3) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-panel-wikileaks-founder-uk-sentence.html UK court grants bail to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assangelast_img read more

How your phone can interrupt the good vibes of a summer music

first_img Explore further Using a mobile while browsing the shelves may make shoppers buy more For many communities, summertime is festival season. Festivals allow us to escape our everyday lives. Whether it is time spent listening to music outside with our friends or trying out food trucks on date night, community events are a valued part of social life. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. A festival goer at the Positivus festival in Salacgrīva, Latvia is carefree without her phone. Credit: Krists Luhaers/Unsplash As many people head to their favorite festival they will do so with their mobile phone safely tucked into their pocket. But what most people don’t consider is how this will impact their experience —for better or worse.We’ve come to accept mobile devices as part of our everyday lives and many of us cannot imagine a day without them. Our phones help us organize our work and families and help us to stay connected to friends. Many people feel safer if they have their phone with them.Most people give little thought to how our devices impact the experiences we have. Recent research by our team has revealed that the habit of using our devices spills over into our festival visits and that while our phones may present benefits, they can also negatively affect our experiences. You might want to think about how much your mobile device features in the memories you make this summer.For the past five years we have been studying how and why people use mobile devices at festivals. Our findings offer an opportunity to reflect on the choices we make and the effect they are having on our leisure time.Research results showed that mobile device habits formed in daily life influence use when visiting a festival. Some people may not be bothered by the spillover of their phone into their festival experiences but it is also possible that this habit is interfering with what we want to get out of attending events. Leave home without your phone?Some people actively reject using their phones when attending an event as a way to remain present in the festival experience. Other people find it unsettling to leave home without their phone and if they do take it along and the battery dies they are disappointed at the missed opportunity to take photos and text to connect with friends. center_img Provided by The Conversation Interviews with people attending festivals revealed that other people can be a powerful trigger to initial phone use. Festival goers described sitting with friends who were texting or searching on their phones and suddenly they felt compelled to use their phone as well. This mirroring behavior is a well known response people have in social situations. The research shows that when we decide to use our phones to check work email, to check up on the kids or any other activities that have nothing to do with the festival, our satisfaction with the experience goes down. When we do use our devices at festivals it doesn’t affect our satisfaction with the event if we are using our phones for festival-related activities like looking at the festival schedule, the venue map or even texting to meet up with friends who are joining us. So is it time to ditch our phones? We know that our phones offer us something we value but there are consequences to using them. The important take away is that we need to be intentional about how we integrate our phones into our lives.Tips to using your phone lessThis summer, when you wander down to your neighborhood fair or head out to your favorite music festival consider whether or not you want to invite your phone along. If you do decide the benefits outweigh the costs there are some simple things you can do to help you stay engaged in the festival experience and not be distracted by your phone. Turn off work notificationsSelectively turn off notifications. While you might decide it’s worth it to get a text from your friends that you want to meet up with while you are enjoying an event, it might not be worth it to get an email notification that your boss isn’t pleased.Hide apps you don’t needReorganize your screens. It can be helpful to have the festival ticket and program information on your phone but all the other icons might tempt you to focus on your phone than your experience. Put the apps you want to access while at the event on your main screen and hide the rest on later screens.Refrain from insta-posting on social mediaWait to post. It’s fun to share your experience with your extended network but consider waiting until you return home. Sharing the memories captured on your phone after the experience gives you an opportunity to reflect on the day and prevents you from being distracted by other people’s posts while you are at the event. Consider not posting any images of your experience to social media at all —you might find it leads to more conversations with people when they ask about your weekend or summer. Often, once people have seen your post they assume they already know how your weekend was, robbing you of the opportunity to share your experience with them. Allocate specific phone timeMake time. Rather than checking your phone whenever the urge strikes consider dedicating specific times or locations to check your phone. Some performers have started using services like Yondr to lock people out of their phones requiring them to leave the performance before checking their phones. In discussing her book How to Break up with your Phone, journalist Catherine Price highlights the fact that our lives are what we need to be paying attention to. What is it that you want to pay attention to the next time you attend a festival? Citation: How your phone can interrupt the good vibes of a summer music festival (2019, June 7) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-good-vibes-summer-music-festival.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

Partial lunar eclipse graces the sky

first_img Next Asian News International New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 05:14 IST Photo: ANIIndia on early Wednesday witnessed a partial lunar eclipse for few hours.The partial lunar eclipse, which is said to be the last of 2019, started at around 1.31 am and will be ending before dawn on Wednesday. The eclipse gradually grew and was at its peak at 3 am and it exactly seemed as if a chunk of the Moon has been bitten off.A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This occurs only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned, with Earth between the other two.A lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon. The type and length of a lunar eclipse depend on the Moon’s proximity to either node of its orbit.During a partial lunar eclipse, the Earth’s shadow passes only through a part of the Moon, resulting in a large dark spot that makes it seem as though a chunk of the Moon has been bitten off.Apart from India, the eclipse was witnessed in regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America.The partial lunar eclipse was seen like this in the cloudy skies of Delhi when it began at 1.31 am.At around 3 am, the eclipse, which was an easy-to-watch astronomical event, was in its maximum intensityAccording to the Hindu tradition, no religious or auspicious practice is performed at the time of the lunar eclipse.Going by this tradition, many famous temples across the country also remain closed for darshan during the period. People performing puja are instructed to do it before or after the eclipse.People following the Hindu religion are advised to take a bath before and after the lunar eclipse. They also avoid cooking or consuming food during that period.Also read: Skywatchers assemble! 3-hour-long partial lunar eclipse is happening tomorrowALSO WATCH| Chandrayaan-2: Why India is sending rover to MoonFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Partial lunar eclipse graces the skyA lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow.advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive Ping Anbacked Lufax to ditch P2P lending on regulatory woes sources

first_imgBEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Lufax, one of China’s largest online wealth management platforms that is backed by financial giant Ping An Insurance (601318.SS), plans to exit its once-core peer-to-peer lending (P2P) business, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A sign of wealth management platform Lufax is seen during an expo in Beijing, China December 11, 2015. REUTERS/StringerThe move by Lufax to exit P2P, in which companies gather funds from retail investors and loan the money to small corporate and individual borrowers, is due to regulatory hurdles, two of the sources said, and comes amid China’s crackdown on the business to contain broader financial risks. The sources said they did not know exactly when Lufax’s P2P business would be shuttered, or how the outstanding business will be handled, but added that the company has already started the process of applying for a licence in consumer finance, a business which it intends to focus on. A ditching of the P2P business and a focus on consumer finance could smoothen the path for Lufax to again pursue a stock market listing. The startup postponed a Hong Kong float slated for the first half of 2018 amid uncertainty over China’s consumer lending regulation, sources have said. Formally known as Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange, Lufax was set up in 2011 as a P2P platform by Ping An (2318.HK). P2P boomed in China – becoming far bigger than the rest of the world’s combined P2P lending – until regulators took notice three years ago as claims of frauds surfaced, and as part of a wider Beijing-directed crackdown on potential bubbles in the financial system. Lufax’s move to ditch its P2P business comes after it struggled to meet requirements since 2016 for P2P lenders to register with local authorities, two of the sources said. Tougher regulations introduced in 2017 require P2P firms to record the flow of funds between various parties and accounts, provide reports on online deposits and establish an accounting system with well-defined and standardised fund deposit clearing. Lenders, borrowers and guarantors also need to be registered. The sources said that financial regulators, including the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), told Lufax that it would be hard for the firm to register as a P2P lender with the local authorities in the near future. Ping An declined to comment. Lufax and CBIRC did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The sources declined to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly. CONSUMER FINANCE Lufax’s P2P staff will be incorporated into a new department focusing on consumer finance, one source said. That focus will involve the company using the group’s banking unit, Ping An Bank (000001.SZ), as the hub, another source said. Consumer finance – the business of lending for the purchase of products including mobile phones, electronics and home appliances – is growing fast in China with 24 companies licensed currently, according to data from CBIRC. Lufax has already diversified into wealth management products, although such products under its management shrank by 20% to 369.41 billion yuan (£43.09 billion) in 2018 as new rules curbing leveraged investments were introduced, according to Ping An’s annual report. Outstanding loans on the balance sheet of Lufax reached 375 billion yuan by the end of 2018, up 30% from a year earlier. In December, Lufax raised $1.33 billion in a funding round from a dozen investors that valued it at $38 billion prior to closing. Reporting by Cheng Leng in BEIJING and Engen Tham in SHANGHAI; Editing by Jennifer Hughes and Muralikumar AnantharamanOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.last_img read more

In Myanmars conflicttorn Rakhine fresh allegations of war crimes

first_imgMRAUK-U, Myanmar (Reuters) – When 35-year-old Ah Hla showed up to a police station in western Myanmar in late April hoping to see her husband among the prisoners, she didn’t know whether he was alive or dead.Several dozen men, including her fisherman husband, had been detained weeks earlier when the military raided their village in central Rakhine state’s Mrauk-U township and accused them of belonging to a rebel army, residents told Reuters.”I went there with the hope that I am going to see my husband, but he was not there,” said Ah Hla, who had walked to the police station with a group of relatives of the detained men. When she arrived, police told her that her husband of 15 years had hanged himself in his cell, and that his body had already been disposed of.”I passed out on the floor of the police station,” she said, cradling her six-month-old son and choking back tears. An army spokesman told Reuters that three of the detainees had died in custody, saying one, a 24-year-old man, had a heart attack, while another died from drug withdrawal and a third, 40-year-old Thein Tun Sein – Ah Hla’s husband – killed himself.In Rakhine state, where security forces expelled more than 700,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims in a 2017 campaign the United Nations says was carried out with “genocidal intent”, Myanmar’s military is waging a new war.This time, the target is the Arakan Army, an armed group that recruits from among state’s mostly Buddhist ethnic Rakhines and has been fighting for greater autonomy for the region that was an independent kingdom for centuries.In its calls for an armed “revolution”, the Arakan Army draws on deep-seated historical resentment felt by some Rakhines towards the ethnic Bamar majority that dominates the central government, and their sense that Myanmar’s faltering transition to democracy has not brought the western state greater prosperity or self-determination.The authorities imposed an unprecedented internet shutdown across the region in late June, citing the need to avert unrest. Yanghee Lee, the U.N expert on human rights in Myanmar, said last week that both sides may be committing “war crimes” under the cover of the blackout, citing reports of deaths during army interrogations. During a rare trip by Reuters to the conflict zone, much of which is off-limits to journalists and humanitarian agencies, 10 residents gave accounts of soldiers firing weapons indiscriminately, killing and wounding civilians, and torturing detainees.Reuters was unable to independently verify the accounts, which were similar – though on a smaller scale – to those of Rohingya refugees who fled the violence in 2017.According to three lawmakers in the region and Amnesty International, the military has deployed as many as five Light Infantry Divisions – shock troops famed for brutal counter-insurgency campaigns against the nation’s myriad ethnic armed groups. In 2017, two LIDs were accused of leading a scorched earth campaign against the Rohingya, burning hundreds of villages to the ground and raping and killing women and children. The military denies ethnic cleansing and genocide.”What’s astonishing is that some of the same military units responsible for atrocities against the Rohingya are now committing new abuses in Rakhine,” said Laura Haigh, Amnesty’s Myanmar researcher.Contacted by phone, Zaw Min Tun, a military spokesman, said such abuse of detainees “might happen or might not happen”, adding that allegations would be investigated.”I am not denying there is abuse or torture during the period of arrest, because this kind of thing might be happening on the ground level, whatever we order,” he said.”If that kind of thing happens, we can go through the legal process. We always take action against our military men who unjustly torture people.””TORTURED IN MANY WAYS”Three hours by boat from the state capital of Sittwe up the languid Kaladan river, Mrauk-U was for more than 300 years the capital of an independent Rakhine kingdom, until it was annexed by the Burmese in 1784.Despite rich oil reserves and a strategic location on the Bay of Bengal, the state is one of Myanmar’s poorest.Before the recent fighting, the town was popular with tourists who came to see the ancient temples that dot the landscape.Now, displaced villagers camp in tents in the shadows of the monuments and, in the town, families sleep in bunkers loaded with sandbags to escape shelling and gunfire.In Lekkar, the village where Ah Hla lived with her husband, half a dozen residents said troops from the 22nd and 55th LIDs fired indiscriminately into the village, driving inhabitants into a monastery where they were detained, separated by gender, questioned, and forced to squat for hours under the hot sun. Reuters was unable to contact local officials to seek comment.Soldiers then took 27 men and held them for several weeks in an interrogation centre where, according to three of the detainees and six family members of the arrested men, they were kept in darkness, deprived of food and water, and subjected to beatings and electrocution. One man told his wife a fellow detainee was forced to stand on his tip-toes with a noose tied around his neck.Ah Hla said police officers gave her a photo, seen by Reuters, showing her husband’s bone-thin dead body, so she could explain to her children what had happened to him.”I don’t know even know what they did with his body or if they did a funeral for him,” she said.National police spokesman Colonel Myo Thu Soe did not answer calls seeking comment. A police officer in the state capital Sittwe hung up the phone. Outside a courtroom in Sittwe last week, the detained men taken in the same raid said they were innocent and urged journalists to “tell the truth” about what had happened to them. They have been charged with breaking the Terrorism Act, punishable with up to 10 years in prison, and are on remand awaiting trial.”They tortured us in many ways,” one of the men shouted. “We were beaten in so many ways.”Khin Shwe Than, the mother of one of the detainees, a 16-year-old boy, said he told her he was kept in a dark cell, deprived of food and water and beaten.”BEHIND A LOCKED DOOR”The central government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has little support in an area where her National League for Democracy party lost to the Arakan National Party in the 2015 election that brought her to power.Suu Kyi called for the armed forces to “crush” the rebels during a meeting with the military chief in January, her spokesman said.On June 21, the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications directed all telecoms companies to “temporarily” disable internet services in nine townships across Rakhine and neighbouring Chin state, citing “disturbances of peace and use of internet activities to coordinate illegal activities”.Human Rights Watch says as many as 1 million people have been affected.Myo Swe, a spokesman for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, told Reuters the shutdown was in the “public interest” and connectivity would be restored when “rule of law and security” could be ensured.Khine Thu Ka, a spokesman for the Arakan Army, said the military had sent in reinforcements in recent days overland and by boat. “We can say fighting and clashes are happening frequently since the internet shutdown,” he said.The group has been accused of abuses including the abduction of dozens of civilians. Khine Thu Ka said it had eight people in its custody but was planning to release them.Since internet access was cut off, activists say news about the escalating conflict has been slower to trickle out. The U.N says more than 35,000 people have been forced to flee their homes since January because of the fighting.Aung Than Tun, who runs a volunteer ambulance service in the town, said he has driven dozens of wounded people to hospital after clashes in villages since the conflict began in January, most with mortar and gunshot injuries.The shutdown meant he could no longer post appeals for blood donors on Facebook, he said.Some residents said they were resorting to travelling hours by road to the state capital, risking landmines and gunfire, to get access to the internet. Oo Twan Hla, a lawyer, said he took the road regularly to check court dates and communicate with a growing number of clients – including many arrested over alleged ties to the Arakan Army.”It’s like we are in the dark, behind a locked door,” he said. (Reporting by Poppy Elena McPherson and Thu Thu Aung; Editing by Alex Richardson) World 10 Jul 2019 Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of links to Arakan Army {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related Newscenter_img World 11 Jul 2019 India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine Related News Singapore 12 Jul 2019 Several held over rebel linkslast_img read more

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