Sony patent seeks to correct autostereoscopic blur Explore further The popular translation of this patent can be worded as something like Google has revealed how its Project Glass video glasses will actually work, and the answer is with hand gestures via rings, fake nails, or some sort of hand tattoo. A certain gesture pattern could launch an application or open a document.According to the patent, the reflective infrared identifier that is placed on a user’s hand is able to track and identify the user’s gestures. The head-mounted display and IR camera device can function together. The infrared camera is integrated into the user’s head display to track the image. The camera would pick up radiation reflected from the marker, as a point of reference for user control. IR reflective material could be an IR reflective paint, and an IR absorptive material could be an IR absorptive paint. The patent provides insight into yet another possibility in wearable computer interfaces. Some users may feel self-conscious about talking aloud in public, with voice-based control systems, whereas control gestures in the form of head-nods may also look odd to passers-by. As for the hand-gesture idea, one blogger suggested it may be no-less conspicuous as if one was conducting music, without the music. Another reactive line of discussion this week is whether or not the patent means anything more than a patent. Most suggestions point to the patent as part of a grand scheme of project development for Google’s glasses.Google announced Project Glass last month, where a special research team is testing prototypes outside the office. Closer details for this “Augmented Reality system,” or a smartphone-free smartphone in the form of video glasses, are not to be had, as the project is in its early stage. The patent revealed earlier this week, though, suggests that Google’s “wearable marker for passive interaction” is on the roadmap as one among other input solutions for Project Glass. More information: Patent online: patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pa … S=8179604&RS=8179604 (Phys.org) — Google’s September 2011 patent that was filed for a wearable display device was granted this week, which suggests that its envisioned heads-up display device can be controlled by infrared markers in the form of devices worn on the hands, such as fake fingernails or rings. The patent says, “A wearable marker may take the form of a ring, a bracelet, an artificial fingernail configured to be affixed to a fingernail, a decal configured to be affixed to a fingernail, or a glove, among other possible wearable items.” Citation: Google patent sends ring signals to Project Glass (2012, May 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-google-patent-glass.html © 2012 Phys.Org Image from USPTO. 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.
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Citation: A way to create liquid droplets inside of air bubbles (2018, February 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-liquid-droplets-air.html A model explains effects like the formation of clouds from the sea © 2018 Phys.org Explore further (a) Drop encapsulated in bubble, which is the last unknown area in the fluid encapsulation map. (b) Diagram of the experiment setup. (c) Stable production of uniform capsules (see Supplemental Material for the multimedia view). Credit: Physical Review Letters (2018). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.054503 Physicists study bubbles and droplets because of the unique processes involved, and because doing so has led to the development of many useful applications such as inkjet printers. In this new effort, the researchers applied known properties of glycerol-water solutions in a unique way to generate liquid-suspended air bubbles containing a liquid drop inside of them.To create such bubbles, the researchers forced small amounts of alternating liquid and air through a tube into a tank filled with a liquid solution, causing the generation of a so-called “Taylor flow,” alternating “slugs” of liquid and air bubbles. When an air bubble entered the tank, it was forced off the nozzle by the slug behind it—and when the conditions were just right, the team reports, that push by the slug forced a droplet into the air bubble, which then persisted in the solution for a length of time—the drop was released when the bubble encountered a solid surface, i.e., ran into the side of the tank. The team refers to their creation as a “drop encapsulated in a bubble.”The group further reports that for encapsulation to occur, the ratio of surface tension on the bubble to the degree of viscosity must be at a certain point as must the height to width ratio of the slug as it begins to make its way into the bubble. They note also that the drop inside the bubble showed an ability to withstand sheer flow. They suggest the technique could lead to the development of new ways to deliver medications or a means for processing materials in a manufacturing environment. One example, they point out, would be a novel way to create capsules of different sizes. They also note that it could be used as a means of fluid transport. Journal information: Physical Review Letters A team of researchers at Zhejiang University in China has developed a technique to create liquid droplets inside of air bubbles. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes the technique and some possible commercial applications. 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. More information: Yingnan Shen et al. Drop Encapsulated in Bubble: A New Encapsulation Structure, Physical Review Letters (2018). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.054503ABSTRACTA new fluid encapsulation structure, which is characterized by a bubble encapsulating a drop, is reported. It is stably generated from the breakup of a liquid column inside a bubble, which is achieved via the injection of Taylor flow into liquid. A model is constructed to explain the liquid column breakup mechanism. A dimensionless control guidance, which enables the possibility to create different-scale capsules, is provided. The encapsulation stability in external flows is verified, and a method to trigger the release of the encapsulated drop is provided, which supports potential applications with great advantages such as fluid transport.
Commemorating the forty years long diplomatic ties between Korea and India, Spirit of Forms, an art exhibition is set out to feature acclaimed artists from both the countries. Curated by Minjoo lee and Kalicharan Gupta, the artistic melange will be on display, carrying paintings from twenty nine Korean and Indian artists from 4th May onwards.Entwining the essence of the art forms, the exhibition brings across the love and friendship between the people of the two nations. None of the artistic masterpieces is static; none a mere repitition of the already arrived at forms. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The message is clear; art is a journey, for art’s sake; artistics go on through the melee of crossroads and intersections without halting at stops. Its evident in the works of Jai Zharotia and Niren Sen Gupta, the participants in this event; while Jai delights us with apparitions of poetic strangeness every time he puts brush to canvas or paper, Niren revisits chapters of our own spiritual odyssey, giving peace an honoured place in his artistic ruminations. The cultural heritage of Korea coupled with ancient artistic traditions of India will be a treat to watch for the art lovers in the capital. DETAILTimings: 11 to 7pm, When: 4 May to 15 MayWhere: Dhoomimal Art Centre, Connaught Place
Uchaan is a team of young visionaries, in search of youthful upcoming talent. The thought behind the Uchaan can be summarized in the words of Jyoti Kalra, the founder of Uchaan- ‘The main spirit working behind Uchaan is to bring visibility and credibility to the works of deserving talented artists who have the potential to make it big in the mainstream discourse.’ Shringaar will be focusing upon the work of a heterogeneous group of artists with many prominent names in the art world. The exhibition will form a bricolage of traditional, abstracts and contemporary art and through its variegated portrayals, initiate the celebration of ornamentation of women through its various forms. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’SC Ahuja, one of the key artists behind this art show claims, ‘While the focus of the initial exhibition was uninhibited expression of womanhood, the present exhibition focuses on presentation of variegated facets of nature, human life and their reciprocity which is a fitting tribute to women and embellishment of her beauty through the latest exhibition.’ WHEN: 25 July to 28 July, 11 am to 7 pmWHERE: Gold Souk Mall, Araya Samaj Road, Block-C, Sec 43, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
Kolkata: State Education minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Sunday condemned the incident of ragging of the St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College student. He further assured that if the student lodges a complaint with the party, it will be investigated. It may be mentioned that the complainant belongs to the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) unit at the college itself. Immediately after Chatterjee’s response, TMCP president Jaya Dutta sought a report on the part of the party unit in the college and said it should be submitted in three days. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”We will ensure that the offenders get punished. We are not ruling out the involvement of outsiders. The party leadership will also be informed about the findings of the report,” Dutta said.It may be mentioned that the complainant who holds a post in the TMCP unit at the college had alleged that he was compelled to parade naked inside the union room of the college and was threatened that the video would be circulated on social networking sites if he narrated the matter to anybody. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to his complaint, he had asked president of the college unit Arnab Ghosh about the functioning of the union fund. Following this a heated verbal exchange ensued between the two and soon some other senior students took Ghosh’s side and then the student was allegedly beaten up by his associates who forced him to walk naked. On Saturday, when the complainant found that the video had been circulated on social networking site, he lodged a complaint with the college authorities.
Can’t help skimming through your Facebook timeline even as you take a break from work? You may just be wired to do so as the brain prepares us to be socially connected to other people even when we get some rest, says a new research.“The brain has a major system that seems predisposed to get us ready to be social in our spare moments,” said the study’s senior author Matthew Lieberman, professor at University of California, Los Angeles. During quiet moments, the brain is preparing to focus on the minds of other people — or to “see the world through a social lens,” Lieberman said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Tracking brain activity of study participants using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, the researchers found that a brain part called dorsomedial prefrontal cortex might turn on during dreams and rest in order to process our recent social experiences and update our understanding of the social world.“It is part of a network in the brain that turns on when we dream and during periods of rest, in addition to when we explicitly think about other people,” Lieberman said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“When I want to take a break from work, the brain network that comes on is the same network, we use when we are looking through our Facebook timeline and seeing what our friends are up to,” Lieberman said.So although Facebook might not have been designed with the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex in mind, the social network is very much in sync with how our brains are wired.“That is what our brain wants to do, especially when we take a break from work that requires other brain networks,” Lieberman said.The study was published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
An idyllic setting, a museum of Modern Art from Bengal, galleries showing curated short-term exhibitions. Add to that a museum shop and a well-equipped conservation laboratory, an auditorium and a cafeteria and you know why Arts Acre has found its place as the latest tourist hub of Kolkata. With winter giving way to spring, Arts Acre is buzzing with children from over 250 city schools, who are camping out in the sun and spending hours soaking in the art on display in the museums of Bengal Art and Indian Art, taking in the workshops where artists are creating live art every day. “We have tried to create an atmostphere that would remind one easily of the art appreciation courses taught in European schools. The children — when visiting the museums — are inbibing a chronological history of modern art from Bengal and India”, said veteran artist Shuvaprasanna. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The brainchild of Shuvaprasanna, Arts Acre also has space for workshops and studios, an open-air theatre, guest apartments and conference facilities. The facility was formally inaugurated on March 6, 2014 by Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal and luminaries representing major arts from across India – Mahashweta Devi, Karan Singh Balmuralikrishna, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Anjolie Ela Menon —came together for the launch — which was punctuated with a lyrical presentation of music and poetry. Subsequently, the Sarla- Basant Birla Auditorium at Arts Acre was inaugurated by MK Narayanan, the ex-Governor of West Bengal, in the presence of Sarala and Basant Birla. Designed by visionary architect and urban designer Partha Ranjan Das, Arts Acre is a self-complete mini-city for artists and art lovers — one of its kind in this part of India. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe 165,000 sqft Arts Acre campus is a seamlessly flowing gallery space with the corridors, the double-height atrium, lobbies, foyers and flexible multi-utility halls representing a continuous exhibition of paintings and sculptures and walls serving as a canvas for expressing creativity. The new Arts Acre campus is located at Rajarhat Newtown, east Kolkata’s rapidly growing satellite city. Minutes ride from the Axis Mall and Hidco Bhavan, just ahead of The Tata Medical Centre, Arts Acre was conceived as an institution for nurturing young artists in the field of visual arts. On March 3, 1984, the sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar laid the foundation stone of the original ArtsAcre. This crystallised into an institution of national and international importance. Gradually, the campus became a shelter for budding artists and a meeting point for men of letters.The modestly-built original campus was inaugurated on January 11, 1987 by Nobel laureate Günter Grass with an exposition of his drawings. Chintamani Kar, Mrinal Sen, Bhabesh Sanyal, Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Ashok Mitra, Santosh Kumar Ghosh, Arun Mitra, Mulk Raj Anand, Khushwant Singh, Sibnarayan Ray, NS Bendre, Annada Shankar Ray, Satish Gujral and Manjit Bawa among other eminent personalities were associated with ARTS ACRE. They visited the campus often to encourage the artists. Guest artists from around the world came and worked at the old Arts Acre. An exchange programme with international artists led to exhibitions by Arts Acre artists in London and Washington eventually. So what is the new Arts Acre all about? The Museum of Bengal Modern Art is one of its kind in India. It showcases the evolution of Bengal art from colonial times including traditional art forms, different group movements, the works of pioneering stalwarts to the new generation of artists. The 40,000 sqft space includes English lithography, Chorbagan prints, Kalighat pats, the Tagores, Ramkinkar Baij, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Paritosh Sen, Ganesh Pyne, Bikash Bhattacharjee and new generation artists like Samir Roy, Chandra Bhattacharya, Bhabotosh Suttar. The Museum has galleries, named after donors, such as the Surrendra Paul Gallery, Emami gallery, Purna Chandra Paul gallery, Saroj-Jyoti Poddar gallery and Prabhat Chandra Sen gallery. The Museum presently has in its possession about 1000 artworks. The collection is envisaged as one of the most important bodies of Modern Bengal Art. Debdutta Gupta and Nilanjan Banerjee are involved in curating the museum. “We are also building a museum of modern Indian art. But it is not yet complete”, confirms Shuvaprasanna. Trustees of Art Acre and noted art collectors have contributed liberally to the museums’ collection, he added. Conservation Laboratory: The 1,600 sqft Conservation Laboratory is one of its kind. It offers infrastructure and expertise for restoration and conservation of paintings, sculptures and manuscripts. It has a sophisticated and well-equipped lab, that is managed by experienced conservator Partha Pratim Saha and team. The lab also has storage facility, natural light area for restoration. The Conservation Centre organises workshops, camps, seminars and trainings conducted by in-house and well-known conservators from around the globe. The Auditorium: The Sarala-Basant Birla Auditorium, Samlap, is a state-of-the-art facility with the seating capacity of 400 people equipped with appropriate green rooms, lighting, projection and sound systems with skillfully engineered acoustics that ensure a high quality viewing experience. It is a multi-functional theatre where plays and other performing arts including film screenings can be hosted. The Workshops: Studio- Workshops of 700 sq ft to 1500 sq ft with 15 feet high ceilings are used by artists, both professionals and aspirants. The fully equipped workshops include Graphic (Printmaking), Ceramic, Painting, Serigraphy, Sculpture, Photography, Film making and Lithography. Each workshop can comfortably accommodate at least 20 practitioners at a time. They are well equipped with modern infrastructure. The workshops are headed by noted artist Samir Ray. Swapan Jana, noted ceramicist, is in-charge of the Ceramic and Pottery Workshop. Acclaimed graphic artist Atin Basak is in charge of the Print and Graphics Department. Film workshops will be conducted under the guidance of celebrated film maker Gautam Ghose. The Studios: There are 15 Studios of about 300 sqft each. They are well illuminated and airy. Available for artists working independently, they have round-the-clock water, electricity and other basic infrastructure. Besides a host of special privileges, the 2000 sq. ft. Friends of Arts Acre Lounge offers exclusive access to members to relax, unwind and socialise away from the city’s din and bustle.
At the dinner table, babies pay close attention to what food is being eaten around them – and especially who is eating it, suggests an interesting study. The findings showed that one-year-old infants expect people to like the same food, unless those people belong to different social or cultural groups, such as those that speak a different language. “Kids are sensitive to cultural groups early in life. When babies see someone eat, they are not just learning about food – they are also learning about who eats what with whom,” said Katherine Kinzler, Associate Professor at the Cornell University in New York, US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study supported the well-known fact in developmental psychology that babies will look longer at novel actions or things that deviate from their general expectations of the world. “An ability to think about people as being ‘same versus different’ and perhaps even ‘us versus them’ starts very early in life,” Kinzler added.Furthermore, babies were also found to have a slightly different take when it comes to food that might harm them. When the babies saw a person act disgusted from eating a food, they expected that a second person would also be disgusted by that food – even if the second person was from a different social group. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis suggests “infants are particularly vigilant to social information that might signal danger”, the study said.In addition, the team also discovered an insight into what babies identify as meaningful cultural differences.While monolingual babies expected people who speak different languages to like different food, bilingual babies expected that people who speak different languages would eat the same food. They might have had experience with this in their own home, where people speaking different languages are gathered around the table, the researchers explained. Moreover, parents might need to consider that their children are watching as they eat together. “If you feed your child the perfect diet, yet your child sees you and your friends and family eating junk food, she is presumably learning about foods from her social experiences, too,” Kinzler said in the paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The team set up a series of studies in which they showed more than 200 one-year-olds a series of videos of people expressing like or dislike of foods.When the babies saw two people in the video speak the same language or act as if they were friends, the infants expected them to like the same foods. When they saw two people who spoke different languages or acted as if they were unfriendly, the babies expected them to like different foods, the researchers concluded.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday paid homage to A.O. Hume, the founder of India National Congress party, on it’s 134th foundation day. “Homage to A.O. Hume, the founder of @INCIndia and Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, the first President of the party on its 134th Foundation Day,” Banerjee tweeted. The INC was founded on December 28, 1885 by Hume, a retired British officer and was considered one to be the largest and most prominent Indian public organisations. The party was founded at Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College in Bombay, with 72 delegates attending.
Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is taking over the maintenance of Citizens’ Park, popularly known as Mohor Kunja, situated on Cathedral Road beside Victoria Memorial.The decision has been approved at the Member, Mayor-in-Councils’ (MMiC) meeting that was chaired by Mayor Firhad Hakim on Saturday. Reliance Industries that had taken over the maintenance of the park in 2015, had written to the KMC a few days ago, expressing its unwillingness to carry on with the park’s maintenance. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”We are taking over the maintenance of Citizen’s Park as the private company associated with its maintenance is no longer willing to continue its upkeep,” said Debasish Kumar, MMiC (Parks & Gardens). It may be mentioned that Reliance Industries had taken over the park’s maintenance in 2015 and was supposed to maintain the urban park for five years. The civic body had made it clear that they will not be able to do any commercial venture out of the park. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHowever, the company wrote to the Director General of the Parks & Garden department of the civic body, expressing its willingness to move out of the contract. When asked about the reason behind Reliance opting out of the contract, Kumar refused to comment. The park, which had started its journey in 2005, was one of the most vaunted projects of the erstwhile Trinamool Congress board, with Subrata Mukherjee as the Mayor. It was named as Citizens Park.
With the 8th theatre Olympics in its last phase, Delhi evenings will be full of drama. Organised by the National School of Drama (NSD), under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India, this 51-day long festival aims to bridge borders and bring people of different cultures, beliefs and ideologies together through the medium of theatrical art. This is the first time that a theatre festival of this magnitude is being organised in India.’The misunderstanding’ by Albert Camus Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’The Misunderstanding’ (Hindi play by Director Aruja Srivastava) at Abhimanch, NSD (8:30 pm onwards), will see a son, who for 22 years, has been living in an unnamed land, returns to Europe to visit his mother and his sister, Martha. He comes with his wife, Maria, and decides not to disclose his true identity. This is unfortunate, because the two women, who run a lonely inn, murder their guests and rob them for survival. The only other character is the mute manservant, who in the final scene is Camus’ stand-in for God. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive’The diary of anne frank’ by Deborah Although this theatre extravaganza is in its last phase, dozens of theatre performances still await. On March 28, at Sri Ram Centre, The Diary of Anne Frank – an English play by Deborah Meola – will chronicle the true story of Anne Frank and her family while they were hiding in during the Holocaust. For two years they lived in a secret annexe with Mr Frank’s business partner, Mr Van Daan, his wife and son, and a dentist, Mr Dussel all Jews trying to escape the Nazis. While in hiding, Anne struggles with the challenges of being a teenager: schooling, parental relationships, maturing from child to adult, and falling in love. These challenges are heightened by the experience of being locked away with seven other people in one room for two years. Moments from these years are shared with the audience through the words of Anne Frank’s actual diary. ‘Almost alive’ by Sabine MolenaarIn ‘Almost Alive’, director Sabine Molenaar, she wonders what would happen when you withdraw yourself from the turmoil of the outside world and enter a timeless and boundless inner world. So she moves further away from reality and towards that dark place, where shelter and true peace of mind await her. Yet chaos and disorientation are also lurking. Slowly pulsating basses invite you into this shadowy universe.The 55 minutes long play , which organically merges dance, video-mapping and animatronics, music and light will be performed at Kamani Auditorium (6:30 pm onwards) by Sandman/Sabine Molenaar group.
When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a study which could help assess the reliability of eye witness accounts of crime scenes. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, reconstructed the memory retrieval process, using brain decoding techniques. These techniques make it possible to track when in time a unique memory is being reactivated in the brain, said researchers from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUnderstanding more precisely how the brain retrieves information could help better assess the reliability of eye witness accounts, for example of crime scenes, where people often are able to recall the overall ‘gist’ of an event, but recall specific visual details less reliably. The researchers found that, when retrieving information about a visual object, the brain focuses first on the core meaning – recovering the ‘gist’ – and only afterwards recalls more specific details. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis is in sharp contrast to how the brain processes images when it first encounters them. When we initially see a complex object, it is the visual details – patterns and colours – that we perceive first. Abstract, meaningful information that tells us the nature of the object we are looking at, whether it is a dog, a guitar, or a cup, for example, comes later. “We know that our memories are not exact replicas of the things we originally experienced,” said Juan Linde Domingo, lead author of the study. “Memory is a reconstructive process, biased by personal knowledge and world views — sometimes we even remember events that never actually happened. But exactly how memories are reconstructed in the brain, step by step, is currently not well understood,” Domingo said. During the study, participants saw images of specific objects, and then learned to associate each image with a unique reminder word, for example the word ‘spin’ or ‘pull’. The participants were later presented with the reminder word and asked to reconstruct the associated image in as much detail as possible. Brain activity was recorded throughout the task through 128 electrodes attached to the scalp, allowing the researchers to observe changes in brain patterns with millisecond precision. The researchers trained a computer algorithm to decode what kind of image the participant was retrieving at different points in the task. “We were able to show that the participants were retrieving higher-level, abstract information, such as whether they were thinking of an animal or an inanimate object, shortly after they heard the reminder word,” said Maria Wimber, senior author of the study. “It was only later that they retrieved the specific details, for example whether they had been looking at a colour object, or a black and white outline,” Wimber said.
Kolkata: A woman was allegedly stabbed by her husband in Garia on Wednesday morning.It is alleged that the woman wanted to get married again as she was not happy with her husband. According to police, the victim, Rehana Khatoon, was married to Sanjay Rai approximately a year ago. Since the past few months, both of them used to regularly have argument over personal matters. It is learnt that both Rai and Khatoon had previous marriages. Khatoon’s married Rai after her first husband died. Rai met Khatoon after he divorced his first wife. Within a few days both Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamataof them got involved in a relationship and decided to get married. After they got married, they started living at Rai’s place at Netajipally in Bansdroni near Garia. But, since the past few months their relationship hit a rough patch. Local residents often heard them arguing in their house. On Wednesday morning, they picked up a fight. Sources informed that Khatoon was not happy with Rai and thus she wanted to get married again after getting a divorce from him. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHowever, Rai refused to divorce her. During the altercation, all of a sudden Rai picked up a sharp weapon and started stabbing Khatoon repeatedly in front of their house. Hearing Khatoon’s scream local residents rushed to their house. Sensing danger, Rai left Khatoon and tried to run away. Some of Khatoon’s neighbours chased Rai and were able to catch him near the Rongkal more. Khatoon was rushed to a local hospital in a critical condition and Bansdroni police station was also informed. Later, Rai was handed over to police and he was eventually arrested. A case of attempt to murder has been initiated against Rai.
Advertisement The Lakers used to roll out the red carpet for free agents and watch them pull up one after the other. Now, they can’t get a call back to schedule a coffee meeting at Starbucks. Yesterday, the formerly proud Lakers took another hit. Free agent, shot blocking savant Hasaan Whiteside blew them off to re-sign with the Heat. Today, the Lakers settled for signing journeyman center Timofey Mozgov, who averaged 6 points and 4 rebounds for the Cavs last season. He got less floor time in the Finals than the halftime dancers.The Lakers as a franchise just haven’t pivoted and changed with the times. Like Blockbuster and Kodak, the Lakers are a historic brand, built by legendary owner Jerry Buss, but they have no credibility or relevance anymore other than the championship banners in the rafters. Today in The Herd, Colin said it’s a bad sign when the Lakers can’t get meetings with second tier free agents.“The Lakers got A+ players and their agents, Shaq, Kareem, only considered the Lakers. Now, B players and their agents don’t even give the Lakers a visit. Al Horford, ‘I’m not gonna come for a visit.’ Hasaan Whiteside, ‘I’m not gonna come for a visit.’B-players in the league now are saying, ‘The Lakers aren’t even worth my time.’ The Lakers business model is trending towards Kodak or Blockbuster more than Instagram and Netflix. Kodak was the preeminent name in photography for decades, but it never used its position as the industry leader to lead the transition to digital photographs. Now they’re irrelevant.Blockbuster was the only place to go to get movies, then Netflix came along with home movie delivery with no oppressive late fees (!). Blockbuster lagged behind the Netflix business model. Too little too late.The most difficult thing for an industry leader to do is continue to improve and remain innovative once they’re at the top of the mountain. The Lakers under Jim Buss are still pushing polaroid pictures and VHS tapes. Free agents like Hasaan Whiteside prefer Instagram.
Tom Brady is a no good cockroach. The Atlanta Zoo thinks so, anyways.They posted a video on Instagram showing they’ve paid up on their Super Bowl wager with Rogers Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island to name one of their animals after Tom Brady, following the Falcons overtime loss to the Patriots.They didn’t name a cool animal like a Panda or Polar Bear after Brady, instead they chose chose a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.The Brady cockroach is the only insect species on the planet that is half G.O.A.T. It also has incredible command of the two-minute offense.
Notre Dame running back Tony Jones, Jr. was forced to exit yesterday’s 52-17 win over Miami of Ohio after a vicious helmet-to-helmet shot exploded a portion of his helmet like a car bumper in a rear end collision, shooting gold shrapnel into the air like confetti.Jones wouldn’t return to the game, hopefully he fully recovers soon. This is about as scary of a hit as you’ll see.
In the ultimate “Where are they now?” basketball highlight, college stars turned NBA washouts, Stephon Marbury and Jimmer Fredette ended up getting in each other’s faces during a game in China.The altercation occurred after Marbury blocked Fredette on a drive to the hole. No foul was called on the play, but Fredette took exception, pushed Marbury and the two started jawing nose to nose.No punches were thrown, but it did give us this bizarro highlight.After a hard foul, Stephon Marbury and Jimmer Fredette got into an altercation during a game in China. Watch: pic.twitter.com/FCFIg1szRi— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 10, 2017 Advertisement
The Browns managed to pull defeat from the jaws of victory again with a heartbreaking last second loss to the Saints. This L was particularly devastating because Cleveland tied the game at 18 on a 4th down touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor to rookie Antonio Calloway with just over a minute to go, but kicker Zane Gonzalez botched the extra point to take the lead and they later lost on a field goal.One Cleveland fan in attendance was particularly broken by the result, and started punching himself in the face like Ed Norton in Fight Club after an extended surrender Cobra.Hey guy, at least they had a chance. In Browns’ world that’s almost like a win. Watch this dude pull off the rare self-TKO. Advertisement
November 18, 2013 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For digital TV startup Aereo, the road to growth has been a difficult one. And it’s not getting any easier.Actually, the four major broadcasters that are suing Aereo over the startup’s ability to provide digital streams of broadcast signals have a lot to lose, too. Many programmers who provide valuable primetime content have already said they’ll move their shows to paid cable networks if Aereo prevails in court.Now, Major League Baseball and the National Football League seem to be of the same mind.In a document called a “friend of the court brief” which has been submitted to the Supreme Court, the leagues argue that what Aereo does is a violation of their “exclusive retransmission licensing rights.””Those stations will become less attractive mediums for distributing copyrighted content,” the brief says. “The option for copyright holders will be to move that content to paid cable networks (such as ESPN and TNT) where Aereo-like services cannot hijack and exploit their programming without authorization.”Related: Digital TV Startup Aereo May Wind Up in the Supreme CourtThe four broadcasters that are suing Aereo are ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., NBCUniversal and Fox Television Studios.In order to carry major league sports, cable and satellite providers pay $300 million in “compulsory” licensing fees, about $100 million of which goes to the leagues.If Aereo wins, it’s still not clear how quickly the NFL and MLB could yank their programming.Aereo, a service that allows users to stream live TV over the internet for a small monthly fee, has been embroiled in a legal battle with the four major broadcasters that’s gone all the way to the Supreme Court.The broadcasters argue that Aereo is stealing copyrighted content. But Aereo, which does not pay the broadcasters, argues that it isn’t doing anything that individuals couldn’t do themselves with their own antennas.In several other cases where litigation is pending, courts have denied broadcasters’ requests to make Aereo cease its operations until a decision is reached. Related: 7 Technologies That Are Disrupting the Cable TV Business Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Could Snapchat be branching out?It seems highly possible, according to a Cnet.com report indicating the $16 billion company is recruiting a number of hardware specialists.Related: Snapchat Sees 6 Billion Video Views Every Day. But What Does This Figure Actually Mean?Though everyone working for the stealth project is staying quiet, Snapchat has hired at least 16 wearable technology specialists from a variety of backgrounds to work on the team, according to the outlet.There’s no telling what the team is actually doing in that Snap Lab, but it’s entirely possible they’re hard at working developing a “Snapchat Glass” (most members reportedly have experience developing smart glasses or related devices).The release of its own wearable devices could help Snapchat expand its consumer base and longevity, since right now most of its users are teenagers. It could also make the social network more accessible, eliminating the need for users to navigate through their phones to find the app.If Snapchat is developing smart glasses, it has a tricky PR battle ahead. As proven with Google Glass, encouraging people to wear computers on their faces can be problematic.Related: The Quick Guide to Using Snapchat for Business in 2016Back in 2013, even Snapchat CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel seemed hesitant about the idea.”[Y]ou kind of feel like you have a gun pointed at you, and that doesn’t fit into the Snapchat experience and certainly doesn’t make Snapchatters feel comfortable — so that’s not something we’re willing to explore right now,” he told The Huffington Post. But it appears Spiegel may have had a change in heart. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. March 14, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min read Enroll Now for Free