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first_imgSome provincial government offices in Nova Scotia are now closed, today, March 4, due to weather conditions. For a list of closures visit https://novascotia.ca/stormupdates/ . Please continue to check that website for updates and call ahead before going to an appointment. Follow @NS_TIR for the latest road conditions. Information on road conditions is also available by calling 511 or checking the Nova Scotia highway cameras at https://novascotia.ca/tran/cameras/all.asp . -30-last_img

Railways announces slew of incentives for freight loading looks to increase loadingRailways announces slew of incentives for freight loading looks to increase loading

first_imgNew Delhi: The railways has deferred its busy season surcharge of 15 per cent on freight and hiked the number of rakes to be provided for the auto sector in a bid to increase freight loading, which is likely to take a hit due to the economic slowdown. The national transporter on Thursday announced that it was suspending its busy season surcharge of 15 per cent, which is levied between October 1 and June 30, for the current season. “Considering the current economic scenario, to give a boost to the industry and freight, the railways has taken measures to facilitate industry, especially in reducing rail transport cost,” Railway Board Member (Traffic) P S Mishra told reporters. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAdditionally, a further waiver of 5 per cent will be given on loading mini rakes or smaller parcel size. For the beleaguered auto sector, which is looking to cut costs, the railways has decided to offer more rakes for the transportation of automobiles. Earlier, it used to provide eight auto rakes, which has now been hiked to 26 and the national transporter has plans to provide as many as 50 rakes to the sector to transport their goods by this year end. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”This is being done on the request of the auto sector,” Mishra said. In fact, the railways is hoping that this would increase its present share of two per cent in loading auto freight to around 8-10 per cent by end of this fiscal, successfully moving part of the sector away from roads to railways. “On the industry’s request, the railways is also working on a special wagon design for transportation of four wheelers as well as two wheeler “as we expect to get more traffic from this sector,” he said. He also said that while the railways has seen a slowdown in freight traffic in some sectors such as coal, with the waiving of surcharges, the volumes might go up. Mishra also said railways has also come out with a scheme for round-trip charging on container traffic under which the haulage charges for 0-100 km slab will be charged for total to and fro movement, instead of charging for 0-50 km slab each way which will come out to be about 35 per cent cheaper per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) for the complete round-trip. “We have not see any negative impact till now. In the first five months of the current fiscal we have loaded more freight that last year… but the growth has not been at the leave we had expected.” In the first five month of the year (April-August), the railways hauled 500 MT on freight, but major chunk of growth usually comes in the second half of the year, Mishra said. In 2018-19, the railways transports 1223 million tonnes of freight, earning revenues of about 1.25 lakh crore. Mishra said he expects to surpass both the volume and revenues numbers this year. However, the growth in revenues is estimated to be in single digit he said.last_img read more

Georges Wassouf to Close the 2017 Mawazine FestivalGeorges Wassouf to Close the 2017 Mawazine Festival

Rabat – Closing night at the Nahda stage will certainly be worth the wait, as long-awaited Syrian singer Georges Wassouf will make his comeback in Morocco, announced the event’s organizer Maroc Cultures Association on Friday.Wassouf is considered one of the pioneers of Arabic song. His inimitable voice and great titles have marked several generations.Aged 55, with more than 30 albums to his credit and numerous world tours, Georges Wassouf remains one of the most prolific singers in the Arab world. Acclaimed Arab singers, Mohamed El Salem and Hussein El Deek will also Perform at the Nahda Stage on May 15.Mohamed El SalemOriginally from Baghdad, El Salem gained admittance to the music world after serving in the Iraqi army for a short time.The 29-year-old artist started his artistic career in 2006, becoming famous for his song, Qalb Qalb in 2011.Hussein Al DeekRight after El Salem’s performance, Hussein Al Deek will take to the Nahda stage.Born in 1984 in Syria, Hussein Al Deek is a popular singer who grew up in an artistic family.He started his career as a professional singer in 2000 with the song Nater Bent Al Madrasa (Waiting for the School Girl). In 2013, he released another successful song, Ghirak ma bakhtar.To date, Al Deek is considered as one of the most popular Syrian artists in the Arab world, with over 25 hits and10 music videos.The 16th edition of Mawazine Festival will be held in Rabat and Salé from May 12-20.Established in 2001, Mawazine Rhythms of the World Festival is one of the most prominent musical platforms in Morocco.Held over nine days on May, Mawazine offers a rich and diversified program where music stars from the four corners of the earth make the cities of Rabat and Salé the world’s music stage. read more

Toyota to build Lexus SUV in Cambridge Ont plant starting in 2022Toyota to build Lexus SUV in Cambridge Ont plant starting in 2022

The Canadian Press CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada says it will start building the Lexus NX SUV in its Cambridge, Ont. plant starting in 2022.The plant will produce both a standard and hybrid version of the vehicle to supply the North American market.Toyota will have extra capacity at the plant after announcing in March that it would shift production of the hybrid RAV4 SUV in Cambridge to its plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. Last year, the company committed to invest $1.4 billion in its Cambridge and Woodstock plants in Ontario. The federal government committed $110 million to support the investment.The new product announcement by Toyota comes after the Ontario manufacturing sector has been hit by major job loss announcements in recent months.General Motors Canada announced last November that it would close its Oshawa, Ont. plant by the end of the year at a loss of close to 3,000 jobs, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said in March that it would cut a shift at its Windsor, Ont. plant later this year at a loss of about 1,500 jobs. read more

Africa must curb bird flu and its chances of jumping to humansAfrica must curb bird flu and its chances of jumping to humans

It is critical for African countries to limit the spread of bird flu in animals and the concurrent opportunities for the virus to mutate into a potentially deadly human pandemic on a continent where veterinary and human health services are weaker than elsewhere, the head of the United Nations health agency said today.“Countries on this continent must be equipped to take many important actions,” World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Lee Jong-wook declared in Nairobi, Kenya, listing three imperatives: to quickly confirm the H5N1 virus in birds, to find and treat people who may fall ill with it, and to track its mutations.“Almost $2 billion were pledged at the Beijing meeting in January, and this funding is needed here, now, to strengthen health and veterinary services,” he told a news conference at the end of a three-country visit that also took him to Madagascar and Mauritius.“At the same time, African governments need to finalize avian influenza and pandemic influenza plans. They need to allocate their own resources to turn these plans into action. This includes simulation exercises, so that plans can be tested and improved. As part of this, it will be vitally important to have disease containment plans in place.”Dr. Lee’s warning came as WHO reported that only a month after Nigeria’s first case of bird flu was confirmed on a single farm, it had now spread to more than 130 farms in 11 of the 37 states of Africa’s most populous country.He noted that at the moment H5N1 is rarely deadly to humans and that globally only 175 people had fallen ill, 96 of them fatally, in the two-year-old outbreak, with almost all infections caused by very close contact with sick or dead birds. But the great worry is that the virus could change into a type that spreads easily from person to person.Although there is no evidence now of sustained human-to-human transmission of H5N1, or any other potential influenza pandemic virus, “we must use this time nature is giving us to prepare,” he warned. “This would be a virus against which none of us is immune.”He called for every country to have an avian influenza and human pandemic preparedness plan. “In practice these require surveillance and laboratory capacity for animals and for people; early warning systems and virus tracking; strong coordination between the animal and human health sectors; and very importantly, immediate and transparent reporting of animal outbreaks and of human cases,” he said.As part of these efforts, 70 public health experts concluded three-day meeting at WHO’s Geneva headquarters yesterday to draw up an operational plan to contain an initial outbreak of human pandemic flu. Although containing a pandemic at its source has never been tried before, evidence that it may be possible has been mounting.“It may be that containment efforts would only slow the spread of a pandemic,” WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases Margaret Chan said. “But even that will buy us time so that countries can begin activating their pandemic preparedness plans and companies can begin on the lengthy process of manufacturing an effective human pandemic vaccine.”The so-called Spanish flu pandemic that broke out in 1918 is estimated to have killed from 20 million to 40 million people worldwide by the time it had run its course two years later. read more

Loonie down after US economic data fails to impress Spain still concernsLoonie down after US economic data fails to impress Spain still concerns

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 28, 2012 5:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Loonie down after U.S. economic data fails to impress, Spain still concerns TORONTO – The Canadian dollar was slightly lower Friday after the latest glimpse of the U.S. economy failed to impress.The loonie dipped 0.24 of a cent to 101.71 cents US.A report from the U.S. Commerce Department showed that Americans spent more in August even though their incomes barely grew. But the spending increase was driven by higher gasoline prices.Meanwhile, Statistics Canada reported that the economy grew by 0.2 per cent in July, after a downwardly revised 0.1 per cent increase in June. The July figure was better than the 0.1 per cent expected by analysts.Investors were cautious over Spain, a day after the country’s government announced big spending cuts it hopes will convince potential bailout creditors and investors it has a rock-solid plan to heal its public finances.The Bank of Spain released an audit Friday showing that seven of the country’s banks failed stress tests. Moody’s, the credit rating agency, is also expected to weigh in on Spain’s creditworthiness, and there are concerns the government’s rating will be cut to “junk” status.In commodities, November crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved up 34 cents to settle at US$92.19 a barrel. Crude picked up about seven per cent of its value in the quarter.December gold bullion decreased $6.60 to US$1,773.90 an ounce. The price of gold has risen about 11 per cent since the start of the quarter.December copper was up 1.4 cents at US$3.76 a pound. read more

Former councillor who criticised town council online receives visit by policeFormer councillor who criticised town council online receives visit by police

first_img“I will not have my democratic right to hold my elected officials to account shut down,” he said.”I’m simply expressing my personal opinion about things in the public domain.”Mr Boxford said police could not tell him specifically what he had said or written to warrant the visit.He was elected to Hadleigh Town Council as a Labour candidate  in May 2015 but resigned four months later citing disputes with other members.Local residents warned that the police visit amounted to an erosion of the right to free speech and accused the council of using the police to try to intimidate people.Steve Allman wrote online: “So what was the crime? I could understand if it was harassment, slander, etc. but it’s no secret that recent events have turned our Town Council into a laughing stock and that it’s time for a change.”Emma Alison added: “Just because you don’t agree with someone doesn’t mean that they are harassing you.”A spokesman for Suffolk Police said: “Concerns were raised with police that some comments had been made regarding a member of the town council which they believed to be derogatory in nature – this included posts on social media. Mr Boxford said he was set to go out and play bridge when he saw two figures at his door and the outline of an ID badge He also said he was considering writing a letter to the Chief Constable of Suffolk Police and the Independent Office for Police Conduct to ask about the actions of the officers. A former councillor who used social media to criticise local government spending was visited at home by police officers.Tony Boxford, 61, was stunned to see uniformed officers outside his house and accused Suffolk Police of wasting valuable time and resources.“It’s ridiculous,” he said. “They don’t have the resources to deal with traffic issues or parking problems yet they have time to come and knock on people’s doors on behalf of the council.”It has also been claimed that a second man received a similar visit from the police after making critical comments about the town council’s clerk on social media and at a private Christmas party.Mr Boxford, a trainee driving instructor, had made fairly benign remarks in a blog post questioning whether Hadleigh Town Council was acting in constituents’ best interests and criticising the actions of its clerk.On Facebook, he had criticised the town’s former mayor and attacked the council for allegedly spending taxpayers’ money on maintaining the guildhall rather than for the benefit of local people.But he insisted nothing he had said amounted to harassment or defamation and threatened to take legal action if the council continue to pursue him over his comments.center_img Mr Boxford said he was set to go out and play bridge when he saw two figures at his door and the outline of an ID badgeCredit:Archant “Two individuals have subsequently been spoken to by officers and offered words of advice regarding these comments and in particular the appropriate use of social media.”They were also reminded that if they wish to complain about any member of the town council, there is a formal process by which they can do this.”Hadleigh Town Council could not be contacted for comment.last_img read more

Heres what the new Central Bank HQ will look likeHeres what the new Central Bank HQ will look like

first_imgA spokesperson said that the site will be available to view at Dublin City Council’s Wood Quay offices once the planning application is made.“Subject to planning application being granted, the Bank expects that works will be completed by end 2015 with staff moving into the building in 2016. The application proposes amendments to the existing planning permissions, including revisions to the facade and for some aspects of the internal configuration of the building.”The building will have the second-highest energy rating possible, the Central Bank says.The Central Bank has been in their equally maligned and iconic Sam Stephenson-designed Dame Street home since 1975. They say that the move affords them a chance to contribute to Dublin’s Docklands.“The Bank views the project design as an opportunity to contribute to the city’s architectural landscape, mindful that the building will take its place among other significant buildings along the Quays and the river.”And here, for reference, is how the site looks now.(Photocall Ireland)Read: Relics of the boom: What now for the banking sector’s landmark real estate sites? THE CENTRAL BANK has unveiled the plans for their new headquarters.The Central Bank will move into their new building on Dublin’s North Wall Quay in 2016, according to a spokesperson.The plans are currently being submitted for the building, which was once owned by Anglo Irish Bank.The move will see the Central Bank go from this:(Eamonn Farrel/Photocall Ireland)to this:last_img read more

Police to be probed in relation to Golden DawnPolice to be probed in relation to Golden Dawn

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias has promised a further investigation into alleged illegal activities by Golden Dawn and a more thorough attempt to remove from the force any police officers that were cooperating with the neo-Nazi party.In an interview with Kathimerini, Dendias defended himself against criticism that before the arrest of Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos and five MPs last weekend, the police were too slow to react to the party’s behavior and that he ignored corruption within the force.“It is true that the effort [to clean up the police] now has an intensity but it really began in September 2012 after the incident in Rafina [where Golden Dawn members attacked migrants’ stalls at a church bazaar].” said Dendias. “Back then, police officers were suspended either for active involvement in Golden Dawn or for failing to react to what it was doing.”The arrest last week of a senior officer at the security police was the 11th carried out by the police’s internal affairs department since it began investigating links between Golden Dawn and the force. Dendias suggested there might be more to come.“There is a political instruction for a total catharsis so a shadow does not hang over the majority of honest policemen,” he said.Dendias also indicated that the probe into Golden Dawn was far from finished. “We will investigate anything that can be investigated and we will not leave anything unchecked,” said the minister when questioned about what leads the anti-terrorism squad had in relation to an alleged secret cache of arms owned by the extremist party.The minister denied that authorities had tolerated the party’s practices but admitted that “the actual threat that Golden Dawn poses to social peace and law and order was not properly evaluated.” With regard to how the threat of fascism can be tackled now, Dendias said Greece must rid itself of its culture of violence.“The first and most important issue is for us to drive violence out of all aspects of social and political life,” he said. “We should not kid ourselves that there was a gradual addiction to violence, which met with tolerance. Golden Dawn was able to take advantage of this ideological justification of violence.”However, the minister added that economic conditions in Greece would also have to improve and he suggested that the country’s lenders had yet to fully understand what effect the recession and austerity measures were having on Greek society and politics.“The essential political response is to place emphasis on economic growth and lowering unemployment, especially for young people,” he said. “However, our partners and lenders also have to come to this realization. They should not think that the state of our economy and the growth of neofascism in Greece are not related.”last_img read more

Review Roma – JuventusReview Roma – Juventus

first_imgAllegri’s defensive tactics worked yet again in Juventus’ 0-0 draw in Rome. Radja Nainggolan’s red card destroyed Roma’s chances of grabbing what would’ve been a deserved victory.Roma’s last match was a 1-0 away victory at Cagliari. It was a game that followed Roma’s CL semi-final exit, so Di Francesco fielded a mixed team. Against Juve, though, he didn’t have that luxury. Today’s lineup was: Alisson Becker on goal, Florenzi, Fazio, Jesus and Kolarov in the defense, Pellegrini, De Rossi and Radja Nainggolan in midfield, Under, Dzeko and El Shaarawy in attack. Juventus had to deal with AC Milan in the Italian cup final, something it did in impressive fashion, recording a convincing 4-0 win. Six players were missing in Allegri’s lineup from that encounter: Buffon, Asamoah, Benatia, Cuadrado, Khedira and Douglas Costa. They were replaced by Szczesny, Alex Sandro, Rugani, De Sciglio, Bernardeschi and Higuain. Barzagli, Matuidi, Pjanic, Dybala and Mandzukic rounded up the starting eleven.Roma missed a good opportunity in the 8th minute. Pellegrini cut out a pass in Juve’s half, opening up a 2-on-1 situation with Edin Dzeko. His pass to the Bosnian was a bit behind, forcing him to have to adjust and shoot with his weaker left foot. The shot went wide. In a similar situation a few moments later, Nainggolan stole the ball from Pjanic and headed towards Juve’s box. He chose to shoot instead of passing it to Dzeko and his attempt went high over the bar. 25 minutes in, Roma was clearly the better team. Juventus’ players were happy to sit back and wait for the hosts to break their defensive formation down. Definitely not something you would expect from a champion.Tagliavento awarded the first yellow card of the game to the former Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic. Add a couple of lost balls that led to Roma counter attacks and you have an idea of what kind of performance we were seeing from the usually dependable Bosnian. Juve needed a point to secure the Scudetto and it was playing like it. At the break, it was Roma 0 – Juventus 0.25 minutes had passed in the second half and the most interesting moments were a Dybala disallowed goal and a Kolarov long-range effort that was blocked. The first substitution of the contest was made in the 67th minute, when Fernando Bernardeschi was replaced by Douglas Costa. Then, Radja Nainggolan, who had received a booking a few minutes earlier for pulling on Alex Sandro’s shirt, made a clumsy foul from behind on Dybala. The referee had no other choice but to show him a second yellow. In the 73rd minute, Gonalons substituted Pellegrini.Nainggolan’s red card changed the complexity of the game, as Juventus spent more time in Roma’s half than it did during the entirety of time prior to the send off. However, Allegri’s squad showed no desire to do more than simply pass the ball around while waiting for the remaining minutes to tick away. Eventually, the final whistle came. The viewers’ suffering ended and Juventus’ title celebration began.last_img read more

Myanmar Cambodian Processors See Benefits of US SoybeansMyanmar Cambodian Processors See Benefits of US Soybeans

first_imgDr. Zach Liu visits the Yang Li tofu plant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Northern Crops Institute (NCI) Food Scientist Dr. Zach Liu spent the past two weeks working with eight soymilk and tofu companies in Myanmar and Cambodia on the benefits of using U.S. food grade soybeans.Through a competitive bidding process, three U.S. exporters provided seven soybean varieties that were shipped in February through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded Quality Samples Program. Interest in U.S. food grade soybeans is growing in both countries due to the poor quality and limited production of locally grown soybeans. Consumers are also looking for higher-quality food products for their families.The soybean samples were used for testing and to conduct full-scale production trials. Feedback will be shared with the three U.S. exporters on their respective soybean varieties.The North Dakota Soybean Council funded Liu’s trip, along with the container custom clearance and in-country distribution costs.last_img read more

PortMiami drill stages response to leak of hazardous materialsPortMiami drill stages response to leak of hazardous materials

first_img#MDFR Maritime Response Drill (read https://t.co/PP2D3iFx30) @MiamiFLPatch. @USArmyReserve, @MiamiDadePD @PortMiami pic.twitter.com/7FUeAB7Qhy— MDFR (@MiamiDadeFire) February 18, 2017Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesperson Rafael Pozo explained why practicing drills like this is so important. “Under a large scenario such as this, we would be working together for days, if not weeks, if the scenario called for it,” he said, “so it’s important for us to have our movement coordinated, and this is what that helps us to do.”The objective of Saturday’s drill was to prepare for the arrival of a large container ship that is leaking hazardous materials into the bay. Fire rescue boats also took part in the training exercise, with a camera drone capturing it all from above.Officials said it’s a routine operation in order to plan for the unexpected. “These type of drills happen throughout the year but on different scales,” said Pozo. “This is a larger scale drill. We do smaller scale drills with the military [Civil Support Team] units at least two, three times a year.” PORT MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) — Members of the armed forces teamed up with several South Florida police and firefighters, as well as private units, to stage a drill at PortMiami, Saturday.The event aimed to prepare crews for a real hazardous-materials emergency. In one exercise, crews wore specialized protective clothing while they rappelled from helicopters and secured a container. The training operation’s ultimate goal is to keep South Floridians safe. “In our communities’ time of need, we can provide that support in a timely fashion, so that we get that aid to the people who need it the most, the fastest,” said one participant.Officials spent the rest of the day performing several tactical tests centered around chemical detection and containment.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

KCRs Gajwel tops in TRS membership driveKCRs Gajwel tops in TRS membership drive

first_imgHyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s constituency Gajwel topped the list with over 70,000 members in the membership drive taken up by the party during the last one month. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K T Rama Rao reviewed the membership drive of the party at Telangana Bhavan on Friday. The party had started its membership drive on June 27 and had fixed a target of 60 lakh members including 50,000 from each Assembly constituency. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us According to sources, while many showed interests in taking the membership in the villages, there was poor response from the city. Rama Rao asked the party leaders to complete the target by July 30 and send the data to the party head office on the same day. Two constituencies including that of TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao’s Gajwel and Palakurthy (E Dayakar Rao) topped the list with over 70,000 members. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us The in-charges informed the TRS working president that so far 40 lakh members have been enrolled and added that the membership was still going on in the districts. The data of about 20 lakh members was digitised so far and remaining would be finished by July 30. Rama Rao enquired about the details of membership and also the digitisation of data of each constituency. Advertise With Us He said the insurance would be implemented from August 1 hence he wanted the leaders to complete entire digitisation by July 30. If the details are accurate there will be no issues with the insurance claims, he told the in-charges. Sources said that the TRS leader wanted good numbers from the towns since there are municipal elections soon. Rama Rao asked the party in-charges who have completed the membership targets to concentrate on formation of committees in villages and asked them to give 51 per cent representation to weaker sections. He also wanted the party leaders to form booth committees in municipalities. TRS leader Palla Rajeshwar Reddy said the in-charges have been asked to send the membership details to data centres. He said the response for the membership was good because Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was implementing good works like providing drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha, welfare activities, irrigation projects and etc. Because of the projects, there is no water crisis even in the drought conditions, said Rajeshwar Reddy. He said that so far Rs 15 crore was received in the form of membership fee. All the members including primary and active would be getting accidental insurance cover. The TRS leader said in about 10,000 constituencies the membership crossed 60,000 and in 20 constituencies it touched over 50,000. After formation of committees, the leaders would be given training.last_img read more

Rajinikanths fake picture alert This mystery man mistaken to be Thalaivar RajiniRajinikanths fake picture alert This mystery man mistaken to be Thalaivar Rajini

first_imgThis picture of Rajinikanth’s lookalike is doing rounds online.TwitterEvery single gesture of top celebrities in public will usually have positive or negative reactions. In case of Rajinikanth, people considers him as a model man for good behaviour. Photos of him captured in public only proved that he is the epitome of simplicity.To give you an example, Rajinikanth holding a Nokia 1130 phone was widely circulated on internet for years stating that despite being a big star he found joy in using a basic cell phone. Likewise, Rajini wearing a simple dress and a slipper during a trip with his friends had also indicated that success had not gone to his head.Time and again, such photos and videos have only made the belief stronger about the Tamil superstar. However, not all we read or see about him is true and one such instance is the latest viral picture. A photo of a man wearing a simple t-shirt and shorts while speaking over a phone is doing rounds on social media sites and fans have mistaken it to be Thalaivar.The man in the picture has close resemblances to Rajinikanth. The white beard and overall look easily make one believe that it is the picture of the superstar.The fans have been spreading the picture on social media claiming that the picture is one more example for Rajini’s simplicity. However, it has now been clarified that it is not the superstar in the picture and someone else.Rajinikanth’s Next Film Rajinikanth, who is basking in the success of Petta, is yet to begin his next film to be directed by AR Murugadoss. The shooting is expected to commence next month. Rajinikanth’s Petta ends its 2nd weekend on a positive note.PR Handoutlast_img read more

Researchers reveal insights into the nature of an extremely massive galaxy clusterResearchers reveal insights into the nature of an extremely massive galaxy cluster

first_img PLCK G287.0+32.9 was detected by ESA’s Planck telescope in 2011. First observations revealed that it is an extremely massive galaxy cluster at redshift of 0.39 with a mass of approximately 1.57 quadrillion solar masses. Subsequent studies of PLCK G287.0+32.9 found a pair of giant radio relics towards this cluster.Radio relics are diffuse, elongated radio sources of synchrotron origin. They occur in the form of spectacular single or double symmetric arcs at the peripheries of galaxy clusters. These sources are believed to originate in acceleration and re-acceleration at merger shocks. Thus, in the case of PLCK G287.0+32.9, radio relics confirmed that it is a merging galaxy cluster.However, the asymmetry of radio relics in PLCK G287.0+32.9 suggests a complex merging scenario. In order to investigate this assumption in detail, dark matter distribution in high resolution was required. Therefore, a team of astronomers led by Kyle Finner of the Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, has performed a weak-lensing analysis of the dark matter distribution of this cluster.Finner and his colleagues employed the 8.2m Subaru Telescope in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for their observations. They observed PLCK G287.0+32.9 with the Subaru Telescope on February 26, 2014, and with HST on August 3, 2016 and on February 21, 2017.”In this study, we present the first constraints on the mass distribution of PLCK G287.0+32.9 from a weak-lensing analysis of Subaru and HST observations. Our analysis with this new data set provides substantial improvements over the previous weak-lensing study of Gruen et al. (2014),” the paper reads.Subaru and HST observations allowed the researchers to probe the mass distribution of the cluster and to discover its five substructures. PLCK G287.0+32.9 was found to be more massive than previously estimated, as the analysis indicates that it has a mass of approximately 2.04 quadrillion solar masses. The astronomers revealed that the mass of PLCK G287.0+32.9 is dominated by the primary cluster with three of the substructures being about 10 percent of the mass of the primary cluster, while the least massive fifth substructure cannot be considered a galaxy cluster.”Our analysis shows that the mass distribution features four significant substructures that stretch in a northwest to south-east direction. Of the substructures, the primary cluster dominates the weak-lensing signal. This cluster is likely to be undergoing a merger with one (or more) subcluster whose mass is approximately a factor of 10 lower,” the authors wrote in the paper.The researchers hope that future deep HST imaging would provide more details about the substructures of PLCK G287.0+32.9. 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. Citation: Researchers reveal insights into the nature of an extremely massive galaxy cluster (2017, October 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-10-reveal-insights-nature-extremely-massive.html Radio relic discovered in a low-mass merging galaxy cluster More information: arxiv.org/pdf/1710.02527.pdf © 2017 Phys.org New observations carried out by an international team of astronomers have provided important details about an extremely massive galaxy cluster named PLCK G287.0+32.9. The results of these observations, presented October 6 in a paper published on arXiv.org, reveal insights into the structure and mass distribution of this cluster. Color-composite Subaru image with enhanced radio (green) and X-ray (red) emissions. Radio emissions are from GRMT observations (Bonafede et al. 2014) and X-ray emissions are from XMM-Newton. The overlaid convergence contours (white) peak in the X-ray emitting ICM with the highest contour enveloping the BCG. The mass is distributed along a direction similar to the axis connecting the radio relics. The HST F814W pointing is outlined in light blue. Image Credit: Finner et al., 2017.last_img read more

The Worlds First 4K Chromebook Is Now Just 625The Worlds First 4K Chromebook Is Now Just 625

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