WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, September 30, 2018:Police reported extensive damage to guardrail on Salem Street, near North Intermediate. It appeared a tow truck pulled a car out of the woods. Police notified DPW to replace guardrail. (2:26am)A car was egged on Burlington Avenue. (3:07am)A Chestnut Street caller reported property belonging to a neighbor was in his yard. Caller has surveillance footage of someone putting it there. Police returned items to the owner. (9:05am)Railroad crossing arms at Main Street and Middlesex Avenue were halfway down despite no train in the past 15 minutes. Police notified Keolis, who resolved the problem. (8:05pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 4: Police Help Make Bus Stop Safer; Hit & Run at Cumberland Farms; Garbage Truck Takes Down WiresIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 5: Train Conductor Helps Locate Missing Puppy; Rented Trucks Not Returned To UHaulIn “Police Log”
While Chennai is just starting to recover from the recent floods, India’s largest IT firm, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), said that its third-quarter revenues will be significantly impacted by the worst floods witnessed in the city in nearly 100 years. TCS’ earnings have already disappointed the Street’s expectations in the past several quarters.The Mumbai-based IT major, which employs over 65,000 people in Chennai, said employee attendance is lower than normal despite many of its facilities in the city started operating from 7 December.”While majority of facilities in Chennai opened for normal business functioning on 7 December, 2015, attendance rates were lower than normal as employees were still recovering from the flood’s aftermath,” said TCS in a filing with the BSE.”Chennai is one of TCS’ largest delivery locations with over 65,000 employees,” it said.TCS said other than mission-critical activities, normal business functioning of its Chennai facilities had to be halted all week since December 1 due to the extreme weather conditions and flooding of the city after incessant rain.”This is expected to have a material impact on the company’s revenues in the seasonally weak third quarter ending 31 December, 2015,” it said.Earlier this week, the company said it had set aside Rs 1,100 crore for its flood-hit employees in Chennai.Under the Rs 1,100-crore relief fund, the Mumbai-based IT major will extend interest-free cash advances to its employees advances “in the range of Rs 1 lakh and up to a maximum of equivalent to three months’ gross salary.”
Facebook Crashes And People Are Freaking OutIBTimes UKThe Hyderabad cybercrime division has arrested a woman in Bengaluru for posing as a fake television producer and director for ETV channel.The accused, Y Sreelatha, had opened a Facebook account under the name Sridevi Tummala. She masqueraded as the producer for the TV channel and siphoned money from aspiring TV and movie actors.”She admitted that she regularly watched Telugu serials and was impressed by TV artists Nishama, Sirisha, Karuna and others. While watching a TV serial during July 2018, she saw the name of Sridevi Tummala as a producer of ETV Telugu. She got an idea of opening a Facebook account in the name of ‘Sridevi Tummala’ and interact with aspirants, who wanted to become television or movie artists. She used to collect money from them and thus led a luxurious life,” the police’s statement read, according to ANI.The police went on to explain that the woman impersonated the TV producer and went on to send friend requests to popular TV actors such as Nishama, Sirisha, Karuna and spoke to them regularly via the social media website.Soon, many aspirants began contacting her and asked her for help to enter the industry. She promised to give them a chance and took money in return. She had the unsuspecting aspirants to transfer money to her bank accounts and lived a luxurious lifestyle with the money.At one point, she got a man to fall in love with her and got him to deposit Rs 6 lakh in her account over a period of time.”She sent a friend request to one Kranthi Kumar of Manikonda and developed a close friendship with him through Facebook messaging and sent photos of some other woman. He believed and fell in love with Sreelatha by seeing those fake pictures. She took advantage of this and made him pay an amount of Rs. 6,00,000 in her bank account at different times,” the police said.However, this is not Sreelatha’s first offence. She was arrested by the Hyderabad cybercrime department for allegedly committing matrimonial fraud.
Footpaths in Dhaka are being adjusted for the visually impaired people. Karwan Bazar, Dhaka, 11 January. Photo: Abdus SalamSome of the newly laid footpaths in Dhaka city have special yellow and red tiles. These are to facilitate visually impaired persons.The yellow tiles are set along the centre with the red ones on either side. The yellow ones have four vertical raised lines as warnings and the red tiles have block patterns. This works as a code while walking. At the end of the footpath, the yellow tiles have a pattern of 6×6 dots, indicating a change ahead.Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has already finished laying up the tiles in Gulistan, Bailey Road, and New Market areas while Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has finished with the Karwan Bazar, Bangla Motor, Green Road, Gulshan and Banani areas.Several visually impaired pedestrians were happy with this initiative enterprise, though several complained about obstacles and insufficient indicators.Md. Jahangir Alam, co-ordinator of Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh said, “We had been asking for such footpaths for the visually impaired,” adding, “There are some problems though. At places there the raised lines are on the red tiles though they should be on the yellow ones. Then in some places there are trees and electric poles on the pavements without any indication. I faced problem on a footpath in Gulshan.”Being visually impaired himself, Jahangir shared his concerns over this lack of signs. He stressed the need for an extensive campaign to let the visually impaired know about the special pavements.Neither visually impaired persons nor common pedestrians are fully aware about these special footpaths yet.This reporter found the Green Road footpath, a straight route from Panthapath to Farmgate, has been paved with yellow tiles with dot patterns (a signal to stop) instead of raised bars (the signal to go).Moreover, there are various obstacles including the foot over bridge stairs, telephone poles, metal barriers for reckless motorcycle drivers, shops and bus stop shelters.Khan Mohammad Billal, chief executive officer of DSCC, said, “We are looking into these problems. We have to consult organisations working with the visually impaired.”*This report has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin.
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.
Kolkata: A class 12 boy of Kurseong, West Bengal, was found hanging in a secluded area with words like ‘Illuminati’, ‘hanged man’ and ‘devil’s one eye’ inscribed on the wall, the police said on Thursday. “We received a complaint on Monday that the boy of Saint Mary’s hill area was found hanging. We have seen strange symbols and lines written on the walls of the area where the boy was found and the investigation is going on,” said a police official. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life According to the neighbours, the boy and many other young children frequented the area where the mobile network is very strong. “I believe the symbols and words like ‘Illuminati’, ‘devil’s one eye’ inscribed on the wall is linked to some of these online apps or game which targets young people. It provokes the young mind,” said a resident of the area. A teacher of St. Alphonsus School, where the class 12 boy studied, warned parents to be cautious with the online activities of their ward. “We have lost a very bright student of our school. I also heard that another student was taking up some ‘Momo Challenge’. Later he was threatened that his personal data will be downloaded. The students got scared and we have warned everyone to stay away from such cyber games,” he said.
Having a romantic partner present – even in your mind – can help you keep blood pressure down in daily stressful situations, say researchers. When faced with a stressful situation, thinking about your romantic partner may help keep blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually having your significant other in the room with you, according to a study by University of Arizona psychologists. “This suggests that one way being in a romantic relationship might support people’s health is through allowing people to better cope with stress and lower levels of cardiovascular reactivity to stress across the day,” said psychology doctoral student Kyle Bourassa. “It appears that thinking of your partner as a source of support can be just as powerful as actually having them present,” Bourassa added. For the study, published in the journal Psychophysiology, 102 participants were asked to complete a stressful task – submerging one foot into 3 inches of cold water ranging from 38 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfResearchers measured participants’ blood pressure, heart rate and heart rate variability before, during and after the task. The participants, all of whom were in committed romantic relationships, either had their significant other sitting quietly in the room with them during the task or they were instructed to think about their romantic partner as a source of support during the task. In third scenario, they were instructed to think about their day during the task. The effect on blood pressure reactivity was just as powerful whether the partner was physically present or merely conjured mentally.
Rumors about the hotly anticipated virtual reality system Oculus Rift have been swirling for some time now, but many of the details remained shrouded in mystery.Earlier today – after a short initial delay – Oculus VR’s CEO Brendan Iribe took the stage to shed some light on the virtual reality system. Speaking to an audience in San Francisco, Iribe didn’t skimp on the drama. At long last, he said from his onstage perch, users will be able to “experience anything, anywhere. It is that powerful. For the first time we will finally be inside of the game. This is going to change everything…It is finally here.”Here’s what was covered at the press conference:A partnership with MicrosoftAfter dropping that each Oculus Rift will include an Xbox One controller and adapter, Iribe brought Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, onto the stage. “People will be able to stream their Xbox One games to the Oculus Rift using the controller that they know and love,” Spencer told the audience, before announcing that Oculus VR and Windows 10 have entered into a partnership.Release date and pricingUnfortunately, we don’t have a release date yet, although Iribe narrowed it down to sometime in Q1 2016. As to pricing, Iribe offered no further details (the company has previously suggested that the Oculus plus a VR-ready PC will cost $1,500). Games and experienceAs game developers, “there’s always this unfulfilled promise, a distance between players and the worlds we were making for them,” Jason Rubin, head of worldwide studios at Oculus, told the audience. “VR changes that. Finally, we can create worlds that feel real.”To illustrate the point, a procession of game studio execs took the stage, each showcasing a game built explicitly for virtual reality (in 2-D, but there’s no real way around that as of yet). They included: Hilmar Petursson of CCP who demoed EVE: Valkyrie; David Adams of Gunfire Games who demoed Kronos; and Ted Price of Insomnia Games who demoed Edge of Nowhere.Image Credit: oculus.comRelated: Game Over? Oculus Fans Outraged by Facebook PurchaseRubin then revealed a partial list of additional games coming to the VR platform in early 2016, including Damaged Core by High Voltage, VR Sports Challenge by Sanzaru Games, Esper by Coatsink, AirMech by Carbon Games and Lucky’s Tale by Playful Corp.DesignTo illustrate its lightness, Iribe brought the Oculus Rift headset on stage. “I can hold it with one hand,” he said, brandishing it about. Irbie went on to highlight additional design features such as the device’s custom display and optic system, which eliminates “motion blur, judder or pixels…it feels as if you just put on a pair of glasses,” and the strap architecture, designed to maximize comfort. “You’re going to put it on like a baseball cap,” he explained. Hand and finger-tracking controllersThe biggest reveal, saved for the end of the conference and delivered by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, was the unveiling of Oculus Touch (codenamed Half Moon), i.e. a pair of hand and finger-tracking wireless controllers that allow users to manipulate objects, make hand gestures and experience “hand presence” within virtual reality. Luckey showed them off onstage, although he labeled them “a prototype.”“This isn’t science fiction,” Luckey told the audience. “This is reality, and it’s happening today.”Image Credit: oculus.comRelated: Will Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Learn With Virtual Reality? 4 min read June 11, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »
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