9 Countries Seek CBI Help to Apprehend 21 Indians Accused of Crimes

first_imgLaw enforcement agencies of at least nine countries have approached the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) through the Interpol to seek help in apprehending 21 Indians wanted for different crimes. All of them carry red notices issued by the Interpol against them.Meanwhile, India seeks to apprehend 630 Indian and foreign nationals, including Dawood Ibrahim, who live abroad. India has approached Interpol to issue red corner notices against the people.“We would not like to comment on the status of any of these cases as the Interpol Red Notices have been issued on the request of foreign agencies. The CBI being nodal agency for Interpol in India, coordinates efforts to nab these accused with other law enforcement agencies in the country,” said a CBI spokesperson, according to Hindustan Times.On the list are Krishnan Ambi and Akshat Bhatnagar, who are wanted in Afghanistan for fraud. Krishnan Ambi has been wanted since 2015. Bhatnagar belongs to Parmanandpur village in India, according to Interpol.Six people — Chetanbhai Patel, Harinarin Vijayampa, Jasbir Riar, Dipesh Kumar S Shah, Prakashandand Saraswati and Akbar Rana — are wanted in the United States while five — Somasundram Kathamuthu, Jasrath Singh Mogia, Rajapandi Ramalingam, Sharmeela Shahjahan, Rajeswari Thiyagrajan — are wanted by Malaysia for theft.Patel is wanted for murdering his wife in 2015; Harinarin is accused of possessing child pornography; Riar faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, disobeying domestic relations court order, possession of smoking device, corporal injury to spouse and cruelty to a child; and Saraswati is wanted for indecency with a child by sexual contact (10 counts).Malawi, Singapore, Russia and South Africa are looking for one person each. Malawi seeks custody of 20-year-old Sadiq Adam Patel, who is wanted there on the charge of murder.Canada and Cyprus are seeking two Indians each. Canada is looking for Sawaran Singh Sekhon, on charges of second degree murder, and Parthasarthie Kapoor, on charges of sexual contact, inciting to sexual contact, sex abuse and child pornography with regard to four children.Cyprus seeks Sarbjit Singh and Sandeep on the charges of conspiracy to commit a felony, premeditated murder, attempt to commit murder and possession of aggressive instruments. Related ItemsCBIInterpollast_img read more

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IPL 2011: Sourav breaks his silence over snub

first_imgBreaking his silence after being ignored in the IPL auction, Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said he was always transparent in whatever he did as a cricketer.Sourav Ganguly”I never did politics. I would not have been here if I did politics. With my practical experiences I say whatever you do, you will not be at the top all the time,” said the former India skipper during a programme in Kolkata.”So when you are at the top, be transparent. The rule is same for all, be it in politics or sport. As a leader you must tell the truth. They might not like it but it’s important to be clear with your colleagues,” Ganguly said.Having retired from international cricket, Ganguly continued playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the IPL Kolkata team for the first three seasons. However, none of the 10 franchises showed any interest in him in the IPL auction for the fourth season of the League.But, the 38-year-old former captain insisted that there was no age for retirement. “As long as you perform, age is not a bar for retirement,” he said. Referring to Indian cricket’s Big Three – Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman – who are at the fag-end of their career, Ganguly said the selectors should be careful to avoid an Australia-like crisis.”Look at the Australians. In one series it was Hayden, Langer, Gilchrist, Warne and McGrath. That’s too much of a void to fill so quickly,” Ganguly said. Ganguly said the magnificent trio should retire in phases. “I don’t see them retiring very soon as long as they keep performing. But the selectors have to remember one thing that they make sure that they don’t finish together, so there will be a lot of void.” “So the selectors have to be careful to make sure that they go one at a time and not all together so that you get in the replacements and get them ready. “Also it’s important to get in the replacements in a home series so that they go to an overseas tour with runs and confidence behind them.” “You saw Cheteshwar Pujara in the Test series in South Africa. He struggled a bit but it was difficult condition to bat in there as well. So it’s important that they go in phases.”advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Pharrel William’s fans are not Happy

first_imgNot all Pharrell Williams fans are happy right now.The41-year-old singer has issued an apology for the backlash he hasreceived for sporting an American Indian headdres on the cover of theJuly issue of Elle UK.”I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry,” a rep for the star issued in a statement to the Daily News.Twitter users expressed just how not pleased they were by using the hashtag “#nothappy” along with their opinions on Williams’ controversial choice.Pharrell Williams appears onstage the 56th annual Grammy Awards wearing much more fan-approved headwear. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/APPharrell Williams appears onstage the 56th annual Grammy Awards wearing much more fan-approved headwear.EnlargePharrell Williams wore the hat that makes fans ‘Happy’ to the 35th anniversary gala celebration at The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicPharrell Williams wore the hat that makes fans ‘Happy’ to the 35th anniversary gala celebration at The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.Enlarge”Pharell…why?! #NotHappy with @ELLEmagazine for the appropriation of this headdress,” one angered user wrote.Ironically, the “Happy” singer did make note of his Native American ancestry in a 2010 interview with The Oprah Magazine.last_img read more

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Film relives important moments of my life: Tendulkar

first_imgMumbai, Apr 13 (PTI) Legendary Sachin Tendulkar today said that the upcoming film Sachin – A Billion Dreams has helped him “relive important moments” of his life. The trailer of the film was launched today in a packed Juhu auditorium applauding its first screening. “This film has helped me relive the important moments of my life through its making! I remain a private person but realised that there is much I have not revealed or spoken about, to those who have been instrumental to my life and career, especially my fans,” Tendulkar told the mediapersons. “I hope the film will be yet another avenue for fans who have showered their love and blessings on me, to cherish the journey that we undertook together for over 24 years,” he said. Also present at the launch were the director, James Erskine who had flown down from the UK specially to attend the trailer launch. The producer Ravi Bhagchandka of 200NotOut, and Shrikant Bhasi, Founder and Chairman of Carnival Group also shared the dias with Sachin Tendulkar and James Erskine after the screening of the trailer. Producer Bhagchandka, said,”Making this movie has been my pilgrimage! This film will give his fans who have watched his cricketing feats on the television screen, the opportunity to see Sachin on the big movie screen!” The trailer gave the eager audience a hint of what the film has in store for Sachins fans. With glimpses of key scenes from the film showing moments of cricketing glory, personal moments, unseen footage from the dressing room and much more, the film promises to be every Sachin fan?s dream come true. Erskine, award-winning director of a number of international films on sports, took the audience through the making of the film. He said:”Scripting his journey for the big screen involved interacting with Sachin, his family, his teammates as well as players from rival teams and others. Sachin is both gracious, and a perfectionist, and being able to make this film for the Indian people and many more across the globe was a true honour.” PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Tangled up in queues: Fifa’s World Cup media scrum spotlights obsession

first_imgAnd what did you see my blue eyed son? And what did you see my darling young ones? I saw a Peruvian TV anchor with a sweat-soaked pastel blazer. I saw a Thai radio crew in a state of mild hysteria. I saw the man from the Deccan Herald being elbowed by Spaniards. I saw 200 tired, flustered people with digestive problems carrying Sochi 2016 rucksacks and pleading in 17 languages for an overflow desk.It is generally assumed Bob Dylan’s haunting, visceral lyrics to the song A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, quoted above, were inspired by a vision of impending apocalypse. Perhaps the terror of the Cuban missile crisis that year or the spectacle of America’s gathering military-industrial complex. World Cup 2018 Among the sneaky elbows, the Putas and Scheisses and Pizdets, in this place where almost every single person is from a different country, you can find a camaraderie too. There’s the Scandinavian man I pushed in front of in Moscow who said, ah, you reviewed my book six years ago. The Ghanaian woman who finds the food a bit indigestible. The Indian bloke I’ve stood next to in the Wait List at two, maybe three successive tournaments and who nods curtly each time as though this is the local Tesco Metro or the bus stop.Eventually, the Fifa lady will arrive. The excitement cranks up. The faces become more gaunt with longing. Someone will crack at this stage and start yelling or trying to break through the barriers. Silently, the Fifa helpers glide forward and lead away the man from Peru who has lost his wallet and is sleeping in a cupboard and hasn’t got into a single game yet. He looks remorseful. Respect it. Respect the Wait List.The Fifa lady looks calm. But then she has to. She’s all we’ve got. I’ve come to appreciate the Fifa lady. She’s scrupulously fair. She sticks to the list in strict order of arrival. She has a patient, pitying air, like the head nurse in the bed-wetting terminal loser ward. I trust her. I obey her. I … love her.As the air crackles with event glamour, the names finally start to come. “Mr Zheng, China Daily.” “The Congolese Football Association.” Each one draws a hateful hush. At the last World Cup there was a heady occasion where I was the first name read out off the Wait List (“BIRRRNY!! ROWWWNAY!!”). To my enduring shame I came skipping up like a contestant on a TV game show, waving the ticket above my head like it was a voucher for a brand new fridge freezer. Read more features There will be a lot of this kind of thing when England play Sweden in Samara, a massive game in a non-massive stadium in the shirt-soaking heat of the south. As for the semis and the final, well, the scrum will be monster‑scale, a mass three-day wrangle for access.This is just the scale of Big Football now, the ceaseless clamour around an ever-more engorged global beano. The current World Cup has confirmed what we knew, that the planetary obsession has simply intensified, that we cannot get enough of this stuff, cramming down great dripping handfuls, gasping always for more.The TV viewing figures are vertiginous. Fifa announced this week it has had 89m hits on a social media platform I’ve never even heard of and at times football does feel a little overpowering. In the Fifa grasp it can seem atomised, something to be relentlessly wrung out, a commodity dispensed only from behind the VIP rope.Where did all this obsession come from? Can it just keep on happening? Will we ever find ourselves un-hooked? Is enough ever really enough? How many Wait Lists must a man walk down? The answer to all of these, my fellow guests behind the railings, is blowing in the Fifa-partnered wind. Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share via Email World Cup Topics Less well known is the fact the song was written shortly after Dylan had made a trip to the 1962 World Cup in Chile where, as an accredited acoustic entertainer, he happened to be present in the Santiago press centre to witness the first ever Wait List media ticket distribution process. This could just be coincidence. Dylan has never specifically denied the connection.A column about the haunting, visceral spectacle of the World Cup media ticket Wait List. Nobody’s going to read that, said every quietly disappointed desk editor ever. But you never know.The Wait List, which will be in swing an hour before each of this weekend’s fixtures, is a glimpse into the Fifa machine. It is also at times a very funny experience, provided your idea of a good joke is having your face pressed into the armpit of a massively stressed 17-stone Argentinian cameraman.There are around 5,000 accredited media at Russia 2018. These are divided into sub-categories of written press, broadcast crews and non-specific well-dressed people who sit around talking and laughing when you’re 10 minutes off deadline. Samara: the once-closed city opening its doors to England fans Share on Messenger Fifa The Wait List is how these various types get match tickets and mixed zone passes when they’ve missed out in the ballot, either because they lack specific A-list entitlement for that game or because of some gruelling logistical balls-up.And so they come as kick-off looms, crammed in with all the other people on the verge of failing to complete the job they travelled thousands of miles to do, having begged their bosses or bank managers for the chance, gathered at the railings of the Fifa desk like refugees staring across the Volga at the last boat out of Stalingrad. Sweden v England and the loneliness that comes with loving Tomas Brolin David Squires on … England, dark arts and their World Cup campaign World Cup Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Read more Marcus Christenson Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Read more Sportblog Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Gov’t Awaits Environmental Study on Goat Islands

first_imgStory Highlights CHEC has indicated Goat Islands as its first choice for a trans-shipment port Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, said that the Government would not be making any decisions on the development of Goat Islands until a study commissioned by the Port Authority of Jamaica on the environmental impact is completed and assessed.CHEC has indicated Goat Islands as its first choice for the proposed development of the trans-shipment port and economic zone under the Global Logistics Hub Initiative.Addressing Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on September 11, Dr. Davies said the proposed development would make Goat Islands the most significant project executed under the logistics hub.“Depending on…receipt of a formal proposal and a final decision, this would perhaps be the most significant initiative because you would have both a trans-shipment port as well as an economic zone,” the Minister said.The proposed investment of approximately US$1.5 billion by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) would represent a key development milestone for Jamaica and could have a significant positive impact on the country’s development agenda.The study is expected to be completed by the end of September.Through the Global Logistics Hub Initiative, the Government intends to take advantage of the anticipated increase in maritime activities from the expansion of the Panama Canal, scheduled to be completed in 2016.The aim is to create a range of special economic zones throughout Jamaica, including industrial parks, urban business districts, and technology parks. Multi-national companies will be invited to set up operations to provide value-added activities geared towards the international community.Other key elements of the initiative include development of the Caymanas Economic Zone; dredging of the Kingston Harbour; establishing a Dry Dock facility at Jackson Bay, Clarendon; establishing a trans-shipment commodity port facility near Yallahs, St. Thomas; and developing an air cargo and passenger facility at Vernamfield, in Clarendon. The proposed investment is approximately US$1.5 billion GOJ would not be making any decisions on Goat Islands until the study is completelast_img read more

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VIDEO: Underwater Glance at Refloated Concordia Wreck

first_imgBe it for the innovative approach or combination of technology and ingenuity, the project has been in the focus, especially over the past few days when the official refloating of the wreck started.The wreck is now afloat, raised 22 meters off the false sea bed, and it has been towed for about 30 meters eastwards.However, if you are wondering about the state of the vessel beneath the hull, check out the following footage captured by VideoRay Pro 4 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) released yesterday:VideoRay Pro 4 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) played a crucial role in the underwater construction process necessary for the parbuckling, or righting the ship, and the refloating operation.Several VideoRay ROVs observed every minute of diving, directing operations, and surveying and inspecting the wreck, working underwater 24/7. After two and a half years of near continuous use, the VideoRay ROVs recorded over 45,000 hours of footage during the salvage project.Press Release, July 16th, 2014 zoom Costa ConcordiaOne of the most challenging salvage projects in the history, both in terms of scope and budget, removal of Costa Concordia’s wreck from the Giglio Island, has sparked considerable attention from across the world.last_img read more

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ESL Shipping Expands into Smaller Vessel Class

first_imgzoom Helsinki-based shipping company ESL Shipping has entered into smaller vessel class with ice classed 3,000 dwt ships. As explained, the move is part of the company’s growth strategy.Three vessels of the abovementioned class, Baltic Carrier, Baltic Skipper and Capella, joined the company’s fleet in fall this year, while the fourth vessel, Delfin, was added to ESL Shipping’s fleet on December 18.The smaller vessels support “the flexible customer service”, regardless of the transportation batch size, ESL Shipping said.“The new operating model allows ESL Shipping to expand into new vessel classes with no major capital investments,” according to the company. In the operating model that is new to the shipping company, the vessels will be chartered from the market for the transportation volumes. The most sought-after volumes include renewable bioenergy, recycled raw materials, such as recycled energy fuel or steel, wood-based products and grain.Including the recently added ships, ESL Shipping’s fleet comprises thirteen vessels ranging in size from 3,000 to 56,000 dwt.last_img read more

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Art 370 SC to hear pleas today

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday pleas challenging abrogation of provisions of Article 370 — which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, validity of imposition of President’s rule and the related restrictions imposed in the state. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer will be also hearing a bunch fresh petitions, including the one filed by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad seeking permission to visit his family members and relatives. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Azad, who had tried to visit the state twice after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions in Jammu and Kashmir but was sent back from the airport by the authorities, has sought a nod from the top court to visit his family members. Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference party led by Sajjad Lone has also challenged the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and the validity of the state Re-organization Bill. Child right activists Enakshi Ganguly and Professor Shanta Sinha have also filed a plea against the alleged illegal detention of children in Jammu and Kashmir since the revocation of special status. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA plea of Rajya Sabha MP and MDMK founder Vaiko is also listed for hearing, in which he has sought a direction to the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir to produce former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, allegedly under detention following abrogation of Article 370, before the court. In his plea, Vaiko has said that authorities should allow Abdullah to attend a “peaceful and democratic” annual conference, being organised in Chennai on September 15, on the occasion of birthday of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister C N Annadurai. The plea of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury who had moved the apex court seeking to see his ailing party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami is also among the batch of petitions listed for hearing. The top court had allowed him to pay a visit to Tarigami but with certain conditions and had granted him liberty to file a report on his return. The plea of Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin seeking removal of media restrictions imposed in the valley after the abrogation of Article 370 will also be taken up along with some other petitions.last_img read more

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BaskinRobbins to close Peterborough ice cream plant in October 80 jobs lost

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Baskin-Robbins to close Peterborough ice cream plant in October, 80 jobs lost PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Baskin-Robbins says it will shutter a plant in Peterborough, Ont., that has been “operating around the clock” to churn out ice cream, but has not been able to keep pace with growing demand — putting 80 employees out of work.The well-known ice cream maker said Wednesday the plant will close in October and ice cream production for Canadian Baskin-Robbins shops will shift to Scotsburn Dairy of Truro, Nova Scotia, which already produces its ice cream products.“We deeply regret the need to close the Peterborough plant, but the facility, which is already operating around the clock, is unable to keep up with the demands of our rapidly growing international business,” said Peter Laport, vice president of global strategic manufacturing and supply at Baskin-Robbins.“We have explored other options, but modernizing the facility and adding capacity are unfortunately not viable.”The ice cream chain has 113 franchised shops in Canada with about 550 full-time and part-time employees.The company says the closure of the Peterborough plant — its last remaining manufacturing plant in North America — is in line with its strategy to move completely to third-party companies to manufacture its ice cream.“We believe it makes sense to focus on our core skills of franchising, retail and product innovation, rather than ice cream production,” Laport said.Percy Paris, Nova Scotia’s minister of economic and rural development, said the decision will lead to more employment in the Truro area and lower operating costs at the plant.“Nova Scotia has a competitive advantage, and is an ideal location for national and international companies to do business,” Paris said in a statement issued Wednesday.“Baskin-Robbins’ decision drives that home,” said Mr. Paris.The Peterborough plant currently makes ice cream for about a third of the 4,200 Baskin-Robbins shops outside the U.S. Ice cream produced there for locations outside of Canada will shift to Dean Foods.All plant employees will be offered severance compensation and benefits, such as counselling and career planning help.The company expects to incur one-time charges of about US$16 million to $18 million to close the plant. Beginning next year, it expects annual savings of $4 million to $5 million. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 18, 2012 5:11 pm MDT read more

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UN rights office calls on US to impose death penalty moratorium after

The prolonged death of Mr. Lockett – who reportedly died of a heart attack after an execution that went wrong – is the second case of apparent extreme suffering caused by malfunctioning lethal injections reported in 2014 in the US, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).The other case was that of Dennis McGuire, executed by the state of Ohio on 16 January 2014 with an allegedly untested combination of drugs. “The apparent cruelty involved in these recent executions simply reinforces the argument that authorities across the United States should impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty and work for abolition of this cruel and inhuman practice,” OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva. The Office also noted that the suffering endured by Mr. Lockett during the execution appears to run counter to the 8th Amendment of the US Constitution, which states that “…nor cruel and unusual punishment [shall be] inflicted.” The execution of a second man in Oklahoma, which had been scheduled to take place later on Tuesday, was stayed by the Governor, who has ordered a review of execution procedures and protocols. The UN Human Rights Committee and the Committee against Torture have both previously called on the US to review its execution methods in order to prevent severe pain and suffering. Most recently, in March 2014, the Human Rights Committee recommended the US ensure that lethal drugs used for executions originate from legal, regulated sources, and are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thirty-two out of 50 states in the US still have the death penalty in their laws (in addition to the US Government and the US military). Eighteen states in the US have abolished the death penalty, most recently Maryland in 2013 and Connecticut in 2012. The UN opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances. read more

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Imelda Staunton Ban eating at the theatre

first_imgFood and drink should be banned from the theatre, Imelda Staunton has argued, as she laments the decline of concentration among modern audiences.Staunton, the award-winning actress who recently took to the stage for Gypsy, said she cannot understand why people “can’t engage in just one thing”, watching a play without needing to constantly graze in their seat.Her words come after heated debate in the theatre industry over a trend for audiences to snack during performances. Doctor Faustus, starring Kit Harington Earlier this year, producer Richard Jordan revealed he had endured “possibly the worst West End audience I have ever encountered” during a performance of Doctor Faustus, including one group eating a takeaway McDonald’s during the show.“What amazed me most was this audience…could see nothing wrong in talking, eating and taking pictures throughout the show – or complaining when asked to stop,” he said.In an interview with Radio Times magazine, Staunton said she would “definitely” move to ban eating in theatres altogether. Imelda Staunton as Rose, and Lara Pulver as Louise, in Gypsy  Doctor Faustus, starring Kit Harington “I don’t want American television here. It’s channel after channel after channel, and that dilutes things.“It’s like going to a big supermarket and being overwhelmed by the choice of biscuits.“When Downton Abbey was on, people were talking about it. People talked about Sherlock and I was really annoyed I hadn’t watched it!“But now, that unifying thing of people all talking about one piece of television is disappearing.” “I don’t know why people can’t engage in just one thing,” she said. “I don’t understand this obsession with having to eat or drink something at every moment of the day.”Even at home, with her actor husband Jim Carter, she said she refused to dine in front of the television, admitting: “There might, at one point in the evening, be a very small, very naughty bowl of ice cream. “But that’s not noisy.”When asked for her views on British television, the actress added: “I’m not sure that so much choice is necessarily a good thing. Imelda Staunton as Rose, and Lara Pulver as Louise, in Gypsy Credit:Alastair Muir Staunton and her husband Jim Carter Staunton and her husband Jim Carter Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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1 000 planètes découvertes hors du système solaire

first_img1 000 planètes découvertes hors du système solaire !Mardi 22 octobre, les astronomes ont dépassé la barre des 1.000 planètes découvertes hors du système solaire. Le site qui les référence, Exoplanet.eu, en dénombre désormais 1.010.1.000 exoplanètes. Ça en fait des mondes à explorer, mais les astronomes ne comptent pas s’arrêter en si bon chemin. La preuve, la liste des planètes découvertes hors du système solaire ne cesse de s’allonger. Et c’est mardi 22 octobre qu’elle a franchi la barre symbolique des 1.000 exoplanètes confirmées. Le site Exoplanet.eu qui répertorie tous ces mondes extrasolaires en dénombrent désormais 1.010 !Si l’on en croit le site, la première exoplanète découverte se nomme HD 114762 b et a été identifiée en 1989 par David Latham du Harvard-Simthsonian Center for Astrophysics, Tsevi Mazeh de l’Université de Tel Aviv et d’autres chercheurs. Depuis, elle a fait l’objet de nombreuses autres études qui ont permis d’en apprendre plus sur elle. Située à 132 années-lumière de la Terre, la planète serait une gazeuse géante ou une naine brune dont la masse serait comprise entre 11 fois et 145 fois celle de Jupiter. Néanmoins, il a fallu plusieurs années pour confirmer l’existence de HD 114762b. Selon les officiels, la toute première exoplanète extrasolaire découverte autour d’une étoile “en vie” se nomme 51 Pegasi b. Elle a été identifiée en 1995 dans la constellation de Pégase (à 40 années-lumière de la Terre) par Michel Mayor et Didier Queloz de l’observatoire de Genève. Et la 1.000e alors ?WASP-99b, 1.000e exoplanète découverte Toujours selon Exoplanet.eu, il s’agirait d’une planète nommée WASP-99 b.  Celle-ci a été découverte en même temps que six autres planètes (WASP-95b à WASP-101b). Elles doivent leur nom à l’observatoire WASP-South (Wide Angle Search for Planets) situé en Afrique du Sud qui a permis de les identifier. À lire aussiDes chercheurs auraient découvert l’origine de la mystérieuse lumière verte observée par la NASASelon l’étude encore à paraitre, ces planètes sont toutes des Jupiter chaudes, autrement dit, des mondes aussi grands que Jupiter mais avec des températures plus élevées. D’après les informations publiées sur le site, WASP-99b fait environ 2,78 fois la masse de Jupiter et la température effective de son étoile atteindrait les quelque 6.000°C. Comme beaucoup d’autres planètes, celle-ci a été détectée grâce à la méthode des transits. Cette dernière permet d’observer les planètes indirectement, lorsque celles-ci sont trop lointaines pour être observée à l’aide d’un télescope. La méthode des transits consiste à observer les variations provoquées (notamment la lumière bloquée) par le passage de la planète devant son étoile. Mais il existe également d’autres méthodes indirectes. 194 exoplanètes non confirméesD’après les statistiques du site Exoplanet.eu, les 1.010 exoplanètes représentent 770 systèmes planétaires parmi lesquels 169 seraient multiples. Néanmoins, pour l’heure, aucune de ces planètes n’a semblé comparable à la Terre. Outre ces mondes, le site répertorie également 194 planètes dont l’existence n’a pas été confirmée. Le 23 octobre 2013 à 14:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Big name talent off weekend WWE live events Triple H talks about

first_img Google+ Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton are all off weekend WWE live events.As reported earlier, Rollins is currently overseas in China promoting WWE.Triple H talks about Tegan Nox injuryESPNW is featuring an interview with Paul “Triple H” Levesque about Tegan Nox suffering an injury to her leg at the Mae Young Classic tapings earlier this week.As reported earlier, the belief was that Nox injured her leg during a dive to the outside during a semifinals match against Rhea Ripley.Triple H talked about the injury being “heartbreaking” after Nox suffered an ACL injury last summer and was just starting to return to the ring for NXT.“To come here tonight and be in a position to where, let me just say, it couldn’t have been any more heartbreaking for her. Emotionally, just couldn’t have been any more heartbreaking. I don’t know, at this point, what happened. She landed funky on a dive and hurt herself. The doctor looked at it, and it was so painful at the point that he couldn’t manipulate the disk to see if it was an ACL.” Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twittercenter_img WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) last_img read more

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Heaps of garbage piling up on vacant land

first_imgTrimulgherry: Throwing waste products into open plots or vacant lands has become a habit among the people. The waste is recycled and the rest ends up in landfills, ditches on roadsides and empty fields.An open plot in Sai Nagar is completely covered with plastic waste. Several warnings were issued in the past, to the people not to dispose waste in the area which is opposite to the Bus stop. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India here on Monday, P Gaurav, a resident, said “The sanitation workers do not collect the garbage and when we ask them to remove it, they ask for extra amount. There is a bus stand on the opposite side. The foul smell that is being generated has become unbearable. It is becoming difficult for us as the environment is getting polluted.” Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us S Teja, A commuter, said “The area is filled with garbage and unwanted waste which gets piled up everyday, which in turn, develops unbearable smell. It becomes difficult for the people waiting in the bus stand with the foul smell. The people from the nearby should take action for leaving plastic bags filled with garbage in empty plot filled with apartments, shops and bus stand.”last_img read more

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Nagole pond ready for immersions

first_imgNagole: Division Corporator Cherku Sangeetha Prashanth Goud inspected the beautification works of pond in Nagole lake on Sunday. Speaking to the media, Cherku said, “The works are being completed very fast. People who are live near Nagole can use the pond for Nagole immersions.” Works inspector and several workers were present.last_img

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ShabeBarat 21 April

first_img.Holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country on 21 April as the Shaban moon was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday, reports UNB.The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office in the evening with state minister for religious affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in the chair.Shab-e-Barat is observed on the fifteenth night of Shaban month.According to Muslim belief, Shab-e-Barat is the night when Allah arranges the affairs of the following year. On Shab-e-Barat, Allah writes the destinies of all the creations for the coming year by taking into account their past deeds.Muslim devotees will offer special prayers, recite from the Holy Quran, hold milad, zikr and other religious rituals seeking divine blessings for the wellbeing of mankind.last_img read more

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AdamTots Presents Show Some Respect

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IIMC Innovation Park ICC sign MoU to promote startups

first_imgKolkata: IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Indian Chamber of Commerce(ICC) on Wednesday signed a MoU for energising the startup ecosystem in East and Northeast India. The MoU will bring incubator and industry together in a more formal way, IIMC Innovation Park CEO Subhrangshu Sanyal said. “We have certain strength while ICC has wide industry connect which will help us a lot to promote the startups whom we are incubating,” he said. ICC Director General Rajeev Singh said the eastern and northeastern region need greater attention in the startup growth story of the country and the chamber can offer a platform for market linkage for the startups and promote their products and services. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”The start-ups would hugely benefit from the opportunities for mentoring and industry connect. We hope this initiative would be a game changer for the start-up movement in East and Northeast India,” he said. Singh said ICC is currently working on a new program that aims to offer all key services under a single roof at a very low cost for startups beginning from initial advisory, market linkage, fundraising and legal service. IIM Innovation Park is currently incubating 40 startups with almost half from Bengal, sources in it said.last_img read more

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Venezuela election fight to succeed Chávez begins

first_imgBy Jordi MiroCARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela was plunged into a bitter election fight to succeed Hugo Chávez on Monday, with acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles facing off in a flurry of name-calling.Thousands of the late president’s supporters massed outside the National Election Council as Maduro, dressed in a jacket in the colors of the Venezuelan flag, officially registered his candidacy.“I am not Chávez, but I am his son and all of us together, the people, are Chávez,” he declared, attempting to ride a wave of popular emotion in the wake of his mentor’s death last week.Maduro also vowed to make progress against gun crime, one of the top public concerns in this violence-wracked nation that has a homicide rate eight times worse than the world average.“There cannot be weapons to kill with, to use in hold-ups; that has got to stop,” he said, unveiling a plan to take weapons off streets of poorer neighborhoods.Wearing red berets and T-shirts emblazoned with Chávez’s image, his supporters vowed loyalty to the deeply polarizing socialist revolution that the former army paratrooper championed during his 14 years in power.“We are going to elect Chávez in the body of Maduro,” said Jesús Oliviertt, a 60-year-old retiree. “We are going to continue his work.”Capriles, an energetic 40-year-old state governor who lost to Chávez in presidential elections in October, kept his followers off the street but warned Maduro on Sunday: “I won’t leave you an open path.”“You are going to have to defeat me with votes,” Capriles said in accepting the nomination of the main opposition coalition. He was to formally register his candidacy later in the day.Venezuelans will vote in snap April 14 elections after a brief campaign that analysts say heavily favors Maduro, who Chávez picked as his successor in his last public appearance before going to Cuba for cancer surgery in December.The Venezuelan president died on March 5 and was eulogized on Friday in a lavish state funeral that drew leaders from around Latin America and anti-American allies, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department announced the expulsion of two Venezuelan diplomats in a tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of two U.S. Air Force officers by Venezuela last week.Fidel Castro commented for the first time on the death of his close friend and ally, calling Chávez “the best friend Cuba ever had.”Long lines of mourners have filed by his casket for a glimpse of the dead president, lying in state since Wednesday at a Caracas military academy.Minutes later, Maduro went on state-run television, and, standing in front of a picture of Chávez in military uniform, accused his rival of trying to foment violence with “disgusting” accusations.“His mask has fallen and we can see his nauseating fascist face,” he said, warning that the Chávez family was reserving the right to take “all legal action to defend the honor of President Hugo Chávez.”“He is looking for the people of Venezuela to … go on the path of violence,” he alleged, urging Venezuelans to “not fall for provocations.”Amid popular pressure to place Chávez alongside South American independence hero Simón Bolivar in the national pantheon, Maduro said he would propose a constitutional amendment to the legislature on Tuesday to move him there.He called Chávez “the great redeemer of the poor.”The move would lead to a referendum in 30 days that could coincide with the presidential election. The body will first be moved on Friday to a military museum where Chávez plotted a failed coup in 1992.Luis Vicente León, director of pollsters Datanalisis, said the grief over Chávez’s death gives the government an advantage in the race.“It will be a battle between the divine and the human,” he said.Farith Fraija, a political scientist and blogger, told AFP: “It’s not a race between Capriles and Nicolas Maduro. It’s a race between Capriles and Chávez.”Chávez defeated Capriles by 11 points in the October presidential election, but Capriles gave the opposition its best result ever against the president, garnering 44 percent of the vote.A recent survey by pollster Hinterlaces gave Maduro a 14-point advantage over Capriles, though the opposition has questioned the firm’s reliability.Capriles drew massive crowds during the last campaign, but Chávez was propelled to victory thanks to his popularity among the poor, who worshipped him for their oil-funded health care, housing and education.His expropriations and nationalizations of key industries have riled the wealthy. The opposition accuses Chávez of abusing state funds and dominating state-run media in his campaigns.–AFP Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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