ASA Urges USDA to Announce 2002 Loan Rates

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to act immediately on the Department’s commitment to announce loan rates for 2002 crops this month. Farmers and their lenders need to know what the safety net for 2002 crops of soybeans and other commodities will be during the final year of the 1996 Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act, should it remain in effect. Further delay will increase uncertainty and the potential for misunderstanding as producers make planting decisions in the coming weeks.“With no certainty that the next farm bill will be in effect for 2002 crops, farmers and their lenders need to know as soon as possible what next year’s farm program will be under the final year of the FAIR Act,” said ASA President Bart Ruth, a soybean and corn producer from Rising City, Nebraska. “It now seems virtually certain that Congress will not complete the new farm bill this year.”ASA first requested action on 2002 crop loan rates on October 17, 2001. ASA leaders again raised this issue in a meeting at the U.S. Department of Agriculture on October 30. At that time, Under Secretary J.B. Penn advised ASA that the Department would announce its decision on loan rate levels in early December. That has not happened.“It is possible that farm bill legislation acceptable to the Administration can be enacted shortly after Congress returns in 2002, in time to be effective for next year’s crops,” Ruth said. “However, it is also possible that legislation will not be completed until later in the year, and that the FAIR Act will remain in place for 2002 crops.”ASA is strongly urging Secretary Veneman to announce 2002 crop loan rates, contingent on the possibility that new farm legislation may not replace the FAIR Act. ASA is also urging the Secretary to preserve continuity in Department policy by maintaining the 2002 soybean loan rate at the current 2001 level of $5.26 per bushel.“It is now two months since we raised this issue, and the promised announcement by the Department is overdue,” Ruth said. “With soybean prices at historic low levels, and with the massively devalued Brazilian Real continuing to distort soybean production and trade, this is not the time to undercut the only income protection provided to U.S. soybean producers.”last_img read more

Gas station employee assaulted in Portland

first_imgHere is a news release from the Portland Police Bureau: Tuesday March 22, 2011, at approximately 8:49 p.m., Portland Police responded to the area of Southeast 164th Avenue and Lafayette Street on an area check for a person thrown out of a vehicle.Officers arrived in the area and found the person down in the street and badly needing medical attention. The 31-year-old male victim was unable to tell officers how he got to 164th and Lafayette. The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.An employee from the Shell Gas Station located at Southeast 164th and Powell told police that a vehicle had just driven off without paying for gas and that the man lying in the street worked at the gas station also. The employee was not able to tell police how the victim ended up in the street.The suspect vehicle is described as a silver SUV, similar to a Ford Explorer, and was last seen northbound on Southeast 164th Avenue from Lafayette Street.Anyone with information about this incident or vehicle is urged to call Portland Police at (503) 823-4357.last_img read more

7 hospitalized including MDPD officer after multivehicle crash in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police officer was among seven people hospitalized in a multi-vehicle crash in Northwest Miami-Dade.Rescue crews rushed to the scene of the four-car crash involving along Northwest Seventh Avenue and 71st Street, Monday morning.The father of one of the victims spoke with 7News.“She said, ‘Daddy, the light was green. I was heading east, and all of a sudden out of my peripheral vision, I see this guy hit me,’” Malcolm Rizer said, “‘and we just spun around in circles, and my car hit the back of this transportation car, and the other gray car came alongside.’”All of the seven injured were taken to nearby hospitals in stable condition. Fifteen other victims were treated at the scene for minor injuries.Some of the victims were passengers in a van transporting senior citizens.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

People on the Move 071708

first_imgFormer New York Observer editor Peter W. Kaplan has been named editorial director at Condé Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group. Most recently, Kaplan served as editorial creative director at Condé Nast Traveler, a title he held since leaver the Observer in 2009.Ziff Davis Enterprise appointed Jeff Strief president of Enterprise Business, replacing Dave Colford, who has left the company. Strief previously has held executive-level positions at Icarus Studios, Vivendi Universal Interactive and CMP Media (UBM).Time Inc.’s Fortune announced a number of personnel changes: former Roll Call staff writer Tory Newmyer joined the magazine as a writer, Bill Powell was promoted to editor-at-large, Jessei Hempel was promoted to senior writer and Doris Burke was promoted to senior research editor. Meredith Corp. named Laura Kalehoff executive editor of American Baby magazine. Most recently, Kalehoff served as senior editor at Self.Johnnie Roberts has joined Hollywood trade news site TheWrap as editor-at-large. Previously, Roberts served as senior writer at Newsweek.New York magazine named Amy Larocca fashion director. Previously, Larocca served as a contributing editor writing primarily about fashion.Julia Fry was named advertising director at Details magazine. Fry most recently served as advertising manager at Harper’s Bazaar.Future US promoted John Gower to vice president of Future Plus, the company’s custom publishing division. Previously, Gower served as the group’s director.Condé Nast appointed Laura Frerer-Schmidt associate publisher of advertising at Self. Previously, Laura Frerer-Schmidt served as international advertising director at W magazine. Her appointment is effective July 28.Digital luxury lifestyle magazine for women VIVmag named Adrienne Wallace vice president of brand marketing. Most recently, Wallace served as executive director and CEO of Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut. Before that she served as senior marketing manager of new business development and strategic partnerships at Time Warner.last_img read more

Jeff Bridges hints at Big Lebowski news coming during Super Bowl

first_img Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. The Cheapskate Read the AirPods review 2019 movies to geek out over $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 2 Comments Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $299 at Amazon $520 at HP Tags Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Angela Lang/CNET Sprint Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 77 Photos Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Sarah Tew/CNET TV and Movies,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $6 at Tidal What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tags See It $999 7 Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comments Share your voice Chris Monroe/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See at Amazon Turo The Dude abides, and he’s still wearing that same floppy cardigan. On Thursday, Jeff Bridges, who starred in 1998’s The Big Lebowski as The Dude, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder (or El Duderino if you aren’t into the whole brevity thing) rolled a strike right down the middle of fans’ hearts.Bridges tweeted a 15-second clip showing himself once again dressed as The Dude, set to Bob Dylan’s The Man In Me, which was featured prominently in the Coen brothers’ film. Bridges’ caption read, “Can’t be living in the past, man. Stay tuned.” The clip ended with the date 2/3/19, which of course is Super Bowl Sunday. Rylo Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Share your voice Read the Rylo camera preview See at Turo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Can’t be living in the past, man. Stay tuned.— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) January 24, 2019 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $999 Boost Mobile Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 $155 at Google Express See It Read Google Home Hub review See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $60 at Best Buy TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays A representative for Bridges responded to a request for comment exactly as you might think, emailing “Can’t say a word.” Well, in the words of The Dude himself, “yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”What could this mean? Since Super Bowl Sunday is the big day for elaborate commercials, could Bridges be reprising The Dude in an ad? Maybe for bowling shoes, or marmots, or White Russian ingredients, or rugs that tie the whole room together. So many options with this film. Of course, there’s always the hope Bridges will be playing The Dude again in a sequel (The Bigger Lebowski? The Little Lebowski?), but as a fan of the movie who’s even ordered a White Russian at Reykjavik’s Big Lebowski bar, I kind of hope that’s not it. Not that Bridges couldn’t still carry it off, but for me, it’s just good knowin’ that he’s out there, The Dude. Takin’ ‘er easy for all us sinners.First published Jan. 24 at 12:00 p.m. PTUpdate, 4:37 p.m.: Adds quote from Bridges’ representative. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read DJI Osmo Action preview $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS Amazonlast_img read more

Cordon and search operations held

first_imgParigi: Cordon and Search operation was conducted under the leadership of Vikarabad SP Narayana at Maliyaniguda on Friday.The police seized two autos, one Toopan Van, and 28 bikes that didn’t have proper documents. The SP called upon residents of the colony to set up CCTV cameras that would help in reduction of crime rate. DSP, two CIs, eight SIs, Armed forces took part in conducting the search.last_img

No PS Vita price drops until 2013

first_imgWhen a new console comes out, we all know that the initial retail price can’t last forever. As manufacturing processes improve and economies of scale kick in, the cost has to come down. The PS Vita is still selling for around $249 in most places (real time price: ), and it’s looking like a price drop isn’t coming this year.Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer recently that Sony’s engineers are working hard to lower the manufacturing costs of the Vita. However, the planned revisions won’t happen until sometime in 2013. He said that this year, essentially this holiday season, was too soon for a price reduction.At this point, Sony is concentrating on getting more content onto the Vita in the form of classic PS One titles, as well as new Vita games. The problem, of course, being that developers are wary of spending money making games for a platform without a large install base. And with the Vita still selling for $249, many casual gamers are steering clear. Sony needs content from those developers to get people to buy though so it’s a catch-22.The Vita is a very capable gaming device with dual analog sticks, a touch screen, good resolution, and fast internals. With the prevalence of smartphone and tablet gaming, the Vita isn’t going to fly off shelves until that price drop comes. Bundle deals might be able to move a little hardware, but the platform is lacking in blockbuster titles. In order words, 2013 might be too late for anyone to care.via Eurogamerlast_img read more

This Japanese Prefecture Appointed a Pokemon as its Governor

first_imgStay on target A Japanese prefecture that previously renamed itself Udon Prefecture (formerly Kagawa Prefecture) due to the fact that its udon noodles are so delicious has gone through another name change, but this time it’s a lot wackier than just a name after a delicious dish. This time, on April 1, the best time to announce anything like this, the head of the Kagawa Tourism Department Yutaro Goja called a meeting to discuss the future of the prefecture.Goja thanked attendees for making it out, then stated that “even the freshest noodles eventually start to become soggy.” Next, he announced that Udon Prefecture would from that day forward be governed by a Pokemon — a Slowpoke, to be exact. “We hereby declare that Udon Prefecture will henceforth be called Slowpoke Prefecture!”Slowpoke then came out to greet the masses as the new prefectural governor, but why was that Pokemon chosen? It’s simple — Slowpoke’s Japanese name is Yadon, which is just close enough to Udon to make it seem like the delicious noodles and the Pokemon are somehow related.But as fun, as it seems that this prefecture really decides to grace Slowpoke with this generous new title, it’s probably just a regular April Fools’ Day joke, as the official Kagawa Prefectural Government website still has Keizo Hamada as its governor. And really who would ever seek out a big, silly bear-like Pokemon as its political leader? Granted, we’ve heard much weirder stories out of Japan, to be fair.Right now, it looks like Slowpoke will still have his day as you can check out the inaugural welcoming for the pink Pokemon in the video above. Who’s next for 2019? Could we get a committee going for Meowth to become a governor? There are a lot more capable Pocket Monsters out there who would thrill to get this job. Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Data is the new oil but it has to be refined through

first_imgData is the new oil and is just as crude as unrefined oil. To do anything meaningful – modeling, visualization, machine learning, for predictive analysis – you first need to wrestle and wrangle with data. We recently interviewed Dr. Tirthajyoti Sarkar and Shubhadeep Roychowdhury, the authors of the course Data Wrangling with Python. They talked about their new course and discuss why do data wrangling and why use Python to do it. Key Takeaways Python boasts of a large, broad library equipped with a rich set of modules and functions, which you can use to your advantage and manipulate complex data structures NumPy, the Python library for fast numeric array computations and Pandas, a package with fast, flexible, and expressive data structures are helpful in working with “relational” or “labeled” data. Web scraping or data extraction becomes easy and intuitive with Python libraries, such as BeautifulSoup4 and html5lib. Regex, the tiny, highly specialized programming language inside Python can create patterns that help match, locate, and manage text for large data analysis and searching operations Present interesting, interactive visuals of your data with Matplotlib, the most popular graphing and data visualization module for Python. Easily and quickly separate information from a huge amount of random data using Pandas, the preferred Python tool for data wrangling and modeling. Full Interview Congratulations on your new course ‘Data wrangling with Python’. What this course is all about? Data science is the ‘sexiest job’ of 21st century’ (at least until Skynet takes over the world). But for all the emphasis on ‘Data’, it is the ‘Science’ that makes you – the practitioner – valuable. To practice high-quality science with data, first you need to make sure it is properly sourced, cleaned, formatted, and pre-processed. This course teaches you the most essential basics of this invaluable component of the data science pipeline – data wrangling. What is data wrangling and why should you learn it well? “Data is the new Oil” and it is ruling the modern way of life through incredibly smart tools and transformative technologies. But oil from the rig is far from being usable. It has to be refined through a complex processing network. Similarly, data needs to be curated, massaged and refined to become fit for use in intelligent algorithms and consumer products. This is called “wrangling” and (according to CrowdFlower) all good data scientists spend almost 60-80% of their time on this, each day, every project. It generally involves the following: Scraping the raw data from multiple sources (including web and database tables), Inputing, formatting, transforming – basically making it ready for use in the modeling process (e.g. advanced machine learning), Handling missing data gracefully, Detecting outliers, and Being able to perform quick visualizations (plotting) and basic statistical analysis to judge the quality of your formatted data This course aims to teach you all the core ideas behind this process and to equip you with the knowledge of the most popular tools and techniques in the domain. As the programming framework, we have chosen Python, the most widely used language for data science. We work through real-life examples and at the end of this course, you will be confident to handle a myriad array of sources to extract, clean, transform, and format your data for further analysis or exciting machine learning model building. Walk us through your thinking behind how you went about designing this course. What’s the flow like? How do you teach data wrangling in this course? The lessons start with a refresher on Python focusing mainly on advanced data structures, and then quickly jumping into NumPy and Panda libraries as fundamental tools for data wrangling. It emphasizes why you should stay away from traditional ways of data cleaning, as done in other languages, and take advantage of specialized pre-built routines in Python. Thereafter, it covers how using the same Python backend, one can extract and transform data from a diverse array of sources – internet, large database vaults, or Excel financial tables. Further lessons teach how to handle missing or wrong data, and reformat based on the requirement from a downstream analytics tool. The course emphasizes learning by real example and showcases the power of an inquisitive and imaginative mind primed for success. What other tools are out there? Why do data wrangling with Python? First, let us be clear that there is no substitute for the data wrangling process itself. There is no short-cut either. Data wrangling must be performed before the modeling task but there is always the debate of doing this process using an enterprise tool or by directly using a programming language and associated frameworks. There are many commercial, enterprise-level tools for data formatting and pre-processing, which does not involve coding on the part of the user. Common examples of such tools are: General purpose data analysis platforms such as Microsoft Excel (with add-ins) Statistical discovery package such as JMP (from SAS) Modeling platforms such as RapidMiner Analytics platforms from niche players focusing on data wrangling such as – Trifacta, Paxata, Alteryx At the end of the day, it really depends on the organizational approach whether to use any of these off-the-shelf tools or to have more flexibility, control, and power by using a programming language like Python to perform data wrangling. As the volume, velocity, and variety (three V’s of Big Data) of data undergo rapid changes, it is always a good idea to develop and nurture significant amount of in-house expertise in data wrangling. This is done using fundamental programming frameworks so that an organization is not betrothed to the whims and fancies of any particular enterprise platform as a basic task as data wrangling. Some of the obvious advantages of using an open-source, free programming paradigm like Python for data wrangling are: General purpose open-source paradigm putting no restriction on any of the methods you can develop for the specific problem at hand Great eco-system of fast, optimized, open-source libraries, focused on data analytics Growing support to connect Python for every conceivable data source types, Easy interface to basic statistical testing and quick visualization libraries to check data quality Seamless interface of the data wrangling output to advanced machine learning models – Python is the most popular language of choice of machine learning/ artificial intelligence these days. What are some best practices to perform data wrangling with Python? Here are five best practices that will help you out in your data wrangling journey with Python. And in the end, all you’ll have is clean and ready to use data for your business needs. Learn the data structures in Python really well Learn and practice file and OS handling in Python Have a solid understanding of core data types and capabilities of Numpy and Pandas Build a good understanding of basic statistical tests and a panache for visualization Apart from Python, if you want to master one language, go for SQL What are some misconceptions about data wrangling? Though data wrangling is an important task, there are certain myths associated with data wrangling which developers should be cautious of. Myths such as: Data wrangling is all about writing SQL query Knowledge of statistics is not required for data wrangling You have to be a machine learning expert to do great data wrangling Deep knowledge of programming is not required for data wrangling Learn in detail about these misconceptions. We hope that these misconceptions would help you realize that data wrangling is not as difficult as it seems. Have fun wrangling data! About the authors Dr. Tirthajyoti Sarkar works as a Sr. Principal Engineer in the semiconductor technology domain where he applies cutting-edge data science/machine learning techniques for design automation and predictive analytics. Shubhadeep Roychowdhury works as a Sr. Software Engineer at a Paris based Cyber Security startup. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from West Bengal University Of Technology and certifications in Machine Learning from Stanford. Read Next 5 best practices to perform data wrangling with Python 4 misconceptions about data wrangling Data cleaning is the worst part of data analysis, say data scientistslast_img read more

by Olga R Rodriguez The Associated Press Pos

first_img by Olga R. Rodriguez, The Associated Press Posted Jan 1, 2019 9:50 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OAKLAND, Calif. — In California, inmates typically are granted parole by doing good deeds or showing they have been rehabilitated by becoming pastors, drug counsellors or youth advocates. For Walter “Earlonne” Woods, the path to freedom was podcasting.Woods, 47, was recently released from San Quentin State Prison after California Gov. Jerry Brown commuted his 31-years-to-life sentence for attempted armed robbery. Brown cited Woods’ leadership in helping other inmates and his work at “Ear Hustle,” a podcast he co-hosts and co-produces that documents everyday life inside the prison.Woods has since been hired as a full-time producer for the often funny and at times heart-wrenching podcast, which has been a smashing success since its launch in 2017. The show’s roughly 30 episodes have been downloaded 20 million times by fans all over the world.Listeners have praised “Ear Hustle” online as “eye-opening” and “incredibly humanizing.” But for Woods, one of the most meaningful reviews came from the governor’s office when they called with the good news.“The one thing that the lady said, you know, she told me, ‘We love the podcast in this office,’ ” Woods told The Associated Press of the commutation call from Brown’s office. “I don’t know if the governor listens, but people in his office listen. People really like what we do.”During their podcast, Woods and fellow creator and outside co-host, prison volunteer Nigel Poor, give listeners a peek into the hardships and small joys of men incarcerated at the medium-security facility.In interviews with the hosts, inmates discuss struggles such as finding a compatible cellmate to share a 5- by 10-foot (1.5- by 3-meter) cell, share why they take care of frogs or black widow spiders as if they were pets, or describe the impact of solitary confinement or being on death row.Woods, an affable man with a quick smile and a sharp sense of humour, helps listeners understand prison life, while Poor brings an outsider’s perspective, asking insightful questions that at times push inmates to reflect on what put them behind bars.The podcast offers listeners an intimate look into lives society doesn’t spend much time thinking about, said Woods, who spent 21 years behind bars.“People get to see the car chases. They get to see the trial. But they don’t know what happens after you get to prison,” Woods said. “We’ve been able to really humanize people, and people realize that those in prison are just people who made dumb decisions.”Brown agreed, and in his commutation letter, issued the day before Thanksgiving, the governor said Woods “has clearly shown that he is no longer the man he was when he committed this crime.”“He has set a positive example for his peers and, through his podcast, has shared meaningful stories from those inside prison,” Brown wrote.The podcast project started after Poor, a San Francisco Bay Area artist who has volunteered at San Quentin since 2011, approached Woods.In 2016, Poor saw Public Radio Exchange’s Radiotopia network was sponsoring a podcast talent contest, and she asked Lt. Sam Robinson, San Quentin’s spokesman, for permission to enter. Another co-creator, Antwan Williams, who is serving 15 years for armed robbery, came on board to do its sound design.Their pitch beat more than 1,500 contestants from 53 countries, and they received the backing of a group of radio professionals, Poor said.“Everyone was shocked when we won, especially the prison. Lt. Robinson told me he let us enter because he never thought we would win,” she said, laughing.“Ear Hustle,” — eavesdropping, in prison slang — has found international success, with fans sending cards and letters from as far as New Zealand, Qatar in the Middle East, and Mauritius in East Africa. The free show also can be accessed in prisons throughout California and the United Kingdom. New episodes are posted every couple of weeks.Julie Shapiro, Radiotopia executive producer, describes the podcast as a “roller coaster of emotions” that challenges what people understand about life in prison.“People don’t expect to have something in common with those telling their stories from prison, but the details of their lives resonate with listeners because they hear these men encounter daily life in some of the same ways that we do,” Shapiro said.The outpouring of love and appreciation for the show has grown since Woods announced on a Nov. 24 episode that Brown commuted his sentence.The first thing Woods did after walking through the prison gates on Nov. 30 was take in the view of the San Francisco Bay and of the ocean “as far as the eye can see.” An episode featured his first moments as a free man.Since then, he’s been noticing new styles, like women everywhere in yoga pants, and people walking through the streets with their heads bowed. He quickly realized they were looking at their smartphones, which didn’t exist when he started his sentence in 1997.Woods has also spent time people-watching at a high-end department store, visited Disneyland and recently made eggs for the first time in two decades.The fourth season of “Ear Hustle,” which will be released this summer, will feature stories of his re-entry to society and interviews with other inmates released after long sentences. He and Poor also plan to visit maximum-security prisons and tell the stories of prisoners there.“There’s a lot of people that’s in there that should be out,” Woods said. “I created a podcast, but I’m not the exception.”Olga R. Rodriguez, The Associated Presscenter_img California inmate takes unlikely path to freedom: Podcastinglast_img read more

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"But I also feel like my first child is going to be the oldest sibling to the next kid,The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the much-anticipated NEET results today at 1245 am.Earlier the CBSE had released the answer keys on 25 May and candidates were given a chance to raise objections on the answer keys till 27 May The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) conducted this year by the CBSE on 6 May is the single window exam conducted for admissions to MBBS and BDS seats in all medical and dental colleges across the country except for AIIMS and JIPMER Starting this year the admissions to AYUSH courses in the country will also be on the basis of NEET only According to the data shared by the CBSE 1326 lakh candidates registered for the exam this year Representational image Getty Images As per the standard practice the CBSE has released the official NEET 2018 answer key the OMR response sheets and the NEET test booklet codes of candidates on 25 May a few days prior to the declaration of the results The window for candidates to challenge any discrepancies in the answer keys OMR sheets or test booklets also closed on 27 May The final corrected versions of the NEET answer keys OMR answer sheets and test paper booklets will be used for the processing of results How to download the NEET 2018 result The NEET result will be available on the official CBSE NEET website Candidates will need to click on the provided link and enter their NEET registration number and date of birth in the given fields The result of the candidate will be displayed accordingly Candidates can view their result and download it for future reference What NEET result will tell you The NEET result-cum-score card will contain comprehensive details about the candidate’s performance in the exam Candidates viewing the NEET result will be able to access the following information in their scorecard: The CBSE issues separate rank letters and an all-India merit list on the basis of the NEET result Only those candidates who secure a specified cut-off percentile (50th percentile for General Category and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC candidates) are awarded All India ranks A separate AIQ list is also prepared on the basis of the NEET 2018 Result comprising names of successful and eligible candidates who opted for AIQ admissions The tentative date for the release of the rank letters is the first week of June 2018 The admissions to different medical colleges are however granted on the basis of NEET Merit list and NEET cut-off for admission What happens post the declaration of NEET results Candidates who qualify NEET are allowed to participate in NEET Counselling for both All India Quota Seats conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) as well as State level Counselling conducted by individual state counselling authorities Candidates who do not qualify the NEET exam will not be able to participate in the counselling or admission process All candidates who qualify NEET except for those who belong to Jammu and Kashmir (unless they have filled up the self-declaration form while filling the NEET application) can register themselves for All India Quota Counselling The registration process will be online and will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the MCC Registrations will begin shortly after the declaration of NEET results while the AIQ counselling itself is scheduled to start from 12 June The DGHS will also conduct admissions for all MBBS and BDS seats offered by Deemed and Central Universities across India as well as the initial counselling on behalf of the Armed Forces Medical College Pune Candidates planning to apply for the state quota seats will have to register themselves for the various state counselling processes as and when they are announced by the respective authorities The NEET 2018 counselling across different states is expected to begin with the release of applications from the second week of June AYUSH course admissions will be conducted by the different state counselling authorities Candidates who belong to Jammu and Kashmir and did not opt for the All India Quota seats can register for the state counselling process in their state With intense competition for seats offered by the Top Medical Colleges in India accepting NEET it is imperative that candidates closely follow the different NEET counselling processes and ensure they fill in the best possible choices for their scores Got any queries or doubts aboutWBJEE 2018 Visithereto get the answers An immense bison-sized rodent that lived in southern South America about 3 million years ago may have used its thicker-than-your-thumb front teeth much like a modern-day elephant uses its tusks a new study suggests Known only from its 53-centimeter-long skull and described less than a decade ago Josephoartigasia monesi is the largest fossil rodent yet discovered and may have weighed a metric ton (see artist’s conception above) Now researchers using sophisticated software (the same sort employed to analyze stresses in aircraft parts) have estimated the bite forces the creature might have generated when it chewed First the scientists used a CT scanner to create a detailed model of the fossil skull; then they added a model of a lower jaw scaled up from a chinchilla a close modern-day relative Simulations suggest that at the rearmost tooth in the jaw J monesi’s bite forces measured about 4165 newtons or about three times higher than those estimated for tigers and midsized crocodiles the team reports online today in the Journal of Anatomy At the tips of the creature’s ever-growing front teeth bite force likely measured only about 1400 newtons Yet for some inexplicable reason the researchers say those front teeth are apparently strong enough to take three times the stress produced by that bite force—a sign that the megarodent may have been using its chompers for something other than chewing It’s possible that J monesi used its front teeth to dig up roots to defend itself against predators or during fights for territory or for mates just as modern-day elephants do the researchers suggest Future analyses of microwear patterns on the creature’s teeth may provide better insights into Ratzilla’s dietary habits *Correction 6 February 11:22 am: This article has been revised to clarify the region of South America where the fossil skull of this creature was found but could not capitalise on it as the shot went meters wide off the target Chhetri was furious over poor officiating by Rakitm Saha who did not award a free-kick to him after being brought down by Henrique Sereno on the run Natalie Huddleston was regarded as one of the most important facilities in North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme herbicides and pesticides can help preserve the health of our soil and water rose 0 the boys bickered over the top bunk while Marsha waited behind bars Meanwhile therefore Mr Adelani Baderinwa said the 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representing Gwer East State Constituency The House later adjourned sitting till 15th August we were in Ghana where we educated them on the conduct of the CBT mode of our examination avail themselves of the opportunity of practising with the computer on their own Ganduje further lamented that Fulani herdsmen of Kano origin move to other states in search of greener pasture It would have a security building and gate and in her study "I would tell people to try to cook instead of using food industry products residents handed her a memorandum gave us Rs 10 Lawrence Oko-jaja has said the lawyers who staged a protest at the Judiciary are not bonafide lawyers Minn after being repeatedly beaten tortured and neglected for months He had injuries from head to toeOn April 10 3-year-old Winter Sky Barker of Breckenridge Minn 6-3 Muguruza had five double-faults the Permanent Secretary and Director of Finance and Accounts in the Ministry of Justice “The lead lawyer only said the cash was for 16 cases in various courts across the country but only a case was reflected as having gone from the lower court to the Supreme Court he said The Commander called on the citizenry to desist from spreading false information as such could possibly inflame the situation a manager of criminal justice and advocacy at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Calif this week again focused attention on how law enforcement employs the use of force against African-American communities But the incident stands out in part because family members say the suspect may have been mentally ill an issue that experts say police are far too often ill-equipped to handle The man identified by relatives as Alfred Olango was shot by police Tuesday after reports that he was behaving erratically When approached by officers he reportedly placed his hands together in a way that appeared to police as if he was holding a gun No weapon was found at the scene and officials later said that Olango had pointed an electronic smoking device at officers According to the Los Angeles Times some of Olango’s friends and family members have suggested he suffered from mental illness at the time and posed no threat In a Facebook Live video posted after the shooting a woman who identifies herself as Olango’s sister can be heard saying: "Why couldnt you Tase him I told you he was sick" While it remains unclear if Olango had been diagnosed with any form of mental illness policing experts and mental health advocates say the incident highlights a worrisome problem If Olango’s family members are correct he would be the 173rd mentally ill person fatally shot by police this year according to the Washington Post which tracks police-involved shootings The Posts tally shows that mental illness is a factor in roughly one-fourth of the countrys fatal police shootings But that estimate could actually be on the low end A December 2015 report by the Treatment Advocacy Center a nonprofit mental health advocacy group in conjunction with the National Sheriffs’ Association suggests that “mental health disorders are a factor in as many as 1 in 2 fatal law enforcement encounters” when looking at official government statistics (The Post bases its figures largely on media reports) Read more: Untreated Mentally Ill 16 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Police Study Says Mental health issues have become an increasing concern for police departments as funding for treatment and other services have been cut over the years putting law enforcement in more frequent contact with those who have psychiatric disorders Most departments around the USThe following week, Patricia Hart is a program associate with the Asset Building Program at New America. it said. 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"I think you can tell my confidence is pretty good at the moment. to have a kind of uptempo diplomacy, You have to factor that in. “thats a signal that the future wants to have action now. "He struck me just as someone who had developed some strange academic views . and wanted to have them published" the editor says “I just came to see him as a kook" the editor says With reporting by Pratheek Rebala/Washington Write to Alana Abramson at AlanaAbramson@timecomIDEAS Jimmy LaSalvia is the author of No Hope: Why I Left the GOP (and You Should Too) Its been a long time since ideology and philosophy of government dominated our political discourse In our modern partisan political arena even the old words “conservative” “liberal” “Republican” and “Democrat” just dont seem to mean what they used to mean The fundamental dynamic of politics today is “us versus them” and winning against “them” seems to be the most important thing We saw this strategy on display during the third Republican presidential debate Wednesday night This mindset infects both major political parties but its particularly illustrative in the modern GOP In recent years almost the only thing that has united Republicans is opposition to the Democrats Thats how theyve been able to keep together their untenable coalition of different groups who share little else in common Just fight “them” One recent example of the priority of political victories over good government was House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthys admission that one of the biggest accomplishments of the Republican-led House was that the Benghazi committee had driven down Hillary Clintons poll numbers Its not just the Democrats that they attack Often lately “us versus them” is playing out even among groups within the GOP and the attack culture is also routinely used to demonize other groups outside of the party in order to build support among activists Its particularly unsettling when the attacks on “them” highlight cultural differences and serve to divide people based on who they are That dynamic is all you have to look at in order to understand the rise of Donald Trump He rocketed to the top of the polls by tapping into the fears of the segment of the Republican Party who are uncomfortable with people who are culturally different from them I admit that I was intrigued by Donald Trump as a candidate at first In fact I invited him to give his first speech as a potential candidate in 2011 at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the invitation of GOProud the organization for gay conservatives I co-founded and led That was before he launched into his cultural division strategy by trying to demonize his potential opponent in that race President Barack Obama Trump was the ringleader of the birther movement the campaign to convince voters that the president was actually born in Kenya not his native Hawaii His message was that Obama was not one of “us” Trump has taken the politics of demonization and division to a whole new level but this isnt the first time Republicans have targeted cultural diversity to pit different groups against each other The Richard Nixon campaigns racist “Southern strategy” and George W Bushs 2004 anti-gay re-election campaign are other examples in recent history And Trump isnt the only one attacking “them” this year in an effort to attract Republican primary voters The campaigns of Ben Carson and Ted Cruz have also used that strategy to appeal to their evangelical Christian audiences discomfort with cultural diversity The political problem for Republicans is that today in America we are living in a very diverse multicultural country Our country includes Hispanics Muslims gays blacks and many other groups who all have cultural experiences that are unique to their groups experience Those unique cultural experiences are what we bring to our shared American cultural melting pot Its fundamentally what makes all of us “us” I left the two-party system and became politically independent because I didnt want to be on a team against “them” anymore I hope more people will find that independence and come together with all of “us” to work to make our country better Jimmy LaSalvia is the author of No Hope: Why I Left the GOP (and You Should Too) He is a strategist commentator speaker founder of the organization GOProud and previously served as the director of programs and policy for Log Cabin Republicans Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsGoogle on Tuesday unveiled its long-awaited virtual reality headset called the Daydream View It will cost $79 when it launches in November Google says The Daydream View is a Google-designed virtual reality headset designed to work with phones that are compatible with its VR platform Google’s Pixel phones are the first such devices to be Daydream-ready Unlike most VR headsets the Daydream View is made of soft fabric more closely resembling clothing than hardware It’s also designed to be easily worn with glasses The headset will be available in three colors: Slate Crimson and Snow Google Daydream View Colors Google But what really seems to set the Daydream View apart from competing headsets is its accompanying controller The remote comes with sensors that enable users to point swing and aim it precisely turning it into a magic wand or a weapon depending on the game being played The headset also includes a slot for storing the controller when not in use Google has 50 partners bringing apps and games to Daydream before the end of the year it says including one experience based on JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Contact us at editors@timecomIt was an embarrassing situation for Pakistan’s state-run PTV on Monday as the spelling of Beijing was wrongly written as “Begging” when country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was addressing a gathering in China The Pakistani Prime Minister was speaking at an event at the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China in Beijing and the event was being broadcast live by the Pakistan Television Corporation when the faux pas occurred Notably Imran Khan’s maiden official visit to China as the Prime Minister of Pakistan is aimed at getting additional aid for the cash-strapped nation which has also approached the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout Reacting to the goof-up the PTV issued an apology with a statement on microblogging site Twitter The statement on the official Twitter handle of PTV News read “Today during a live address of the Prime Minister during his ongoing visit to China a typographical error took place which remained on screen for 20 seconds & later removed This incident is regrettable Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials” According to Pakistani media reports country’s Information and Broadcasting minister Fawad Chaudhry has ordered an inquiry into the “spelling error” Following a meeting between Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping reports had said that China had promised an aid of $6 billion to Pakistan However a senior Chinese diplomat later said that more talks would take place to fix the details of the economic aid being referred to by the media Pakistan’s foreign reserves have plunged 42 percent since the start of the year and now stand at about $8 billion Last month Pakistan received a $6 billion rescue package from Saudi Arabia but officials say it is not enough and the country still plans to seek a bailout from the IMF to avert a balance of payments crisis briefing document authored by Russian trade diplomat,000 acres of drivable off-road terrain," Unlike your drivers ed, Cecil B. 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S. according to 2016 data from the Census Bureaus American Community Survey Alaska the District of Columbia and Texas follow closely behind all with median ages under 35 Nationwide the median age is 379 up from 30 in 1980 Utah’s high birth rate explains its youth says Tim Heaton a sociology professor at Brigham Young University More than half of adults in Utah are Mormon according to Pew Research Center which Heaton believes is driving Utah’s population of young people; the state had the second highest birth rate in the country in 2015 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention See your state’s age here: Not every youthful place has a high birth rate Washington DC, I will say for the last one year has improved a little. you can educate our people, For movie stars, The partnership between me and SodaStream is a no brainer. Altaf Qadri—AP The shadow of an Indian Air Force aircraft carrying relief material is cast on clouds as it approaches landing in Kathmandu, She said the exact number of directors to be affected would be based on the outcome of the recent promotion interviews conducted for them. Brigadier General Charles Dewua, and with no answered for their loved ones, society.

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Cuzzo ruled that while the state constitution allows a family farm to sell products produced on the farm free from licensing,"In a decision last year — the one that was appealed by Berglund — State District Court Judge Michael Cuzzo dismissed Berglund’s claims that his rights to privacy, Wolfe resigned last November.In a statement on Wednesday, causing the fly to reflexively take evasive action. who spoke with the Nigerian Tribune on condition of anonymity in Minna, trooped into the Well raising slogans saying the prime minister should respond to the concerns over farmers’ plight and the agrarian crisis.Sensing the opposition mood and as it became difficult to continue the business of the House amidst the noisy scenes the Speaker called for the listed papers to be tabled and then adjourned the House for the day With inputs from agencies A new probe seeks rocky exoplanets orbiting red dwarf stars as shown in this artist’s impression ESO/L CALADA Updated: NASA’s new satellite brings the search for Earth-like exoplanets closer to home By Daniel CleryApr 19 2018 4:30 AM After a 2-day delay for extra checks NASA’s latest exoplanet-hunting satellite the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched yesterday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Within an hour the solar arrays that will power the spacecraft were deployed TESS is the first of a new generation of exoplanet hunters that will home in on temperate worlds close to Earth The brainchild of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge the $337 million project aims to identify at least 50 rocky exoplanets—Earth-size or bigger—close enough for their atmospheres to be scrutinized by the much larger James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) due for launch in 2020 or giant ground-based telescopes now under construction "Where do we point Webb" TESS Principal Investigator George Ricker asked rhetorically at the American Astronomical Society annual meeting at National Harbor in Maryland in January "This is the finder scope" Yesterday’s launch went smoothly but it will be a couple of months before TESS starts work Over the next several weeks TESS will use boosters to elongate its orbit until it reaches as far as the moon It will then use the moon’s gravity to boost it into a particular 137-day orbit never before used by a satellite which swings between 400000 and 100000 kilometers above Earth To save on power TESS will take advantage of each close approach to Earth by turning its antenna toward home to transmit data it has collected in a 3-hour download The orbit is synchronized with that of the moon; for every lunar orbit TESS does two This helps by using the moon’s gravity to stabilize TESS’s orbit so it can stay on this trajectory for decades with little need for adjustment by thrusters Then after 60 days of checks TESS will begin scanning the skies for exoplanets Over 9 years in space NASA’s pioneering Kepler probe has already found more than 2600 confirmed exoplanets implying hundreds of billions in the Milky Way But TESS and other upcoming projects sacrifice sheer numbers and target Earth-size planets whose composition atmosphere and climate—factors in whether they might be hospitable to life—could be studied Like Kepler TESS finds planets by staring at stars and looking for a dip in brightness as a planet passes in front blocking some of the star’s light in a so-called transit But whereas Kepler kept a fixed view watching just 025% of the sky out to a distance of 3000 light-years TESS will maneuver to observe 85% of it out to about 300 light-years The spacecraft carries four telescopes that together will survey a strip of sky extending from the solar system’s pole to its equator known as the ecliptic The scopes will watch a strip for 27 days then shift sideways and repeat the process After observing 13 such strips over a year covering almost an entire hemisphere of sky TESS will flip over and survey the other hemisphere Over 2 years TESS should measure the brightness of some 2 million stars says project scientist Stephen Rinehart of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland "If there is one planet per star [as Kepler predicts] we will see many It’ll be a firehose of data" TESS’s primary targets are red dwarf stars the most common stars in our neighborhood Red dwarfs weigh less than half as much as the sun so they do not burn brightly offering several advantages to exoplanet hunters A planet passing in front of a small dim red dwarf blocks more of its light yielding a stronger transit signal Moreover planets can whip around red dwarfs in orbits closer than Mercury’s and still have hospitable climates More orbits mean more opportunities for transit detections TESS researchers are targeting speedsters that would circle the star at least twice during a 27-day TESS watch Spotting two transits is key because it tells astronomers the length of the planet’s orbit Other features of the transit—its duration how much light is blocked and how quickly the brightness dips—provide additional details such as the planet’s diameter Transits don’t reveal a planet’s mass however which is vital to determining its density—a clue to whether it is made of iron rock or ice For this TESS is relying on follow-up studies by ground-based telescopes which can watch for tiny periodic Doppler shifts in the frequency of a star’s light caused by an orbiting planet tugging on it The shift is a clue to the planet’s mass Of the 5000 transitlike signals that the TESS team expects to detect the clearest will be chosen for ground-based follow-up says MIT’s Sara Seager the mission’s deputy science director The aim is to identify and weigh 50 planets to serve up to the JWST Although detecting planets around red dwarfs is easier life may be less likely to arise there Red dwarfs are erratic prone to blasts of lethal radiation and because the planets are so close "they feel the effects of the star" says NASA astronomer Elisa Quintana who also works at Goddard Close-in planets are also likely to be "tidally locked" with one side always facing the star in an eternal scorching day while the other side freezes in an endless night "Can they be habitable" Quintana asks "The debate goes back more than 10 years" Later this year the European Space Agency will launch another eye on exoplanets: the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite Rather than searching for new worlds it will take a second much longer look at transits of known planets to pin down their sizes more precisely In combination with mass measurements from the ground that should provide a better fix on planets’ densities Also debuting in the next few months is a ground-based search in Chile: SPECULOOS the search for habitable planets eclipsing ultracool stars The project’s four 1-meter telescopes have near-infrared sensors to detect transits of the very dimmest coolest stars; a similar array in the Canary Islands will survey the northern sky These stars are too faint for TESS’s small telescopes to see but they could give the JWST valuable targets says Michal Gillon of the University of Liège in Belgium which is leading the project SPECULOOS may be especially sensitive to small planets because even small bodies will block noticeable amounts of light from the dim target stars "TESS will find many more planets but in the temperate—and potentially habitable—Earth-size regime SPECULOOS’s detection potential should be significantly better" Gillon says "The next years are going to be very exciting" *Updated 19 April 4:30 am: This story was originally posted on 28 March and updated on 19 April after TESS’s launchJapan rejects South Korea mention of wartime comfort women at UN | Reuters World Reuters Feb 27 2018 01:15:28 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Updated Date: Feb 27 2018 01:15 AM Tags : Reuters Also See but cow vigilantism should not be "eulogised". read more

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Chand has put the two parties and their leaderships in the same bracket and declared that the peace process has already collapsed. Finally, “Each of the bits of information we received from Rajasthan IB led to the decision to not come, Ex-city Mayor Kanaji Thakore walks in around 1 pm.” said Anil Pawar, While the late Chopra was way senior and called the ‘king of romance’ for obvious reasons Ghai was heralded by the film press as a showman, too,South Kashmir, reported TMZ. read more