NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)When it comes to college housing, Ohio State football players have it pretty good. Buckeye linebackers Joe Burger and Craig Fada showed off their apartment on the first episode of “OSU Cribs,” and we must say, they have a pretty nice pad. There is plenty of Ohio State-themed memorabilia around, as you’d expect, but they also show off the strobe light and fog machine set up. And of course, like any good episode of Cribs, we get a look at the players’ cars.Playing football at Ohio State looks like a decent time. Not that we didn’t already know it.
Juan Nieves, a former bullpen coach with the Chicago White Sox, was hired as the Boston Red Sox‘ officially introduced Juan Nieves as the club’s next pitching coach.New Sox manager John Farrell said hie long-standing relationship with Nieves was important in Nieves landing the job after five seasons with the White Sox.“His ability, his communication and my understanding of Juan and what’s important to him as a person, as much as a pitching coach, those were all factored into the ease of communication, which is going to be a major component once we get into in-game input that he’ll have in the dugout,” Farrell said. “I feel with our rapport and existing knowledge of the guys on the pitching staff already, this is a very good fit and a very good tandem.”It was believed that longtime pitching coach Rick Peterson was the favorite for the job — a baseball source last week told ESPNBoston.com that Farrell was “all in” on Peterson. Farrell said he was impressed with all four candidates who interviewed (Marlins pitching coach Randy St. Claire and Royals bullpen coach Steve Foster were the others) but Nieves got the job for a number of reasons.Farrell expressed the importance of communication between the manager, the pitching coach and the entire pitching staff, and his confidence in Nieves’ ability in that area.“The ease of our working relationship will really foster that,” Farrell said.Another aspect to the decision to hire Nieves was his longstanding working relationship with White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper.“He’s learned under a longtime pitching coach that has had a lot of success in his own right in Don Cooper and this is a very good fit for the Red Sox,” Farrell said.Nieves agreed.“It’s an easy fit first of all because I’m only changing Sox,” he said. “It was a great fit knowing John from a long time in Puerto Rico and we actually played on the same team. We were able to talk a lot through the years.”Nieves has spent a total of 15 years working with Cooper and plans on bringing a lot of those philosophies to Boston.“Establishing a structure for the guys and stay on that course,” Nieves said. “To create some stability for the guys is very important.
Everett Withers, the current interim head coach of the University of North Carolina football team, was hired Wednesday to join new Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s staff. Withers will be the assistant head coach, as well as co-defensive coordinator under Meyer, according to a press release. Withers will split defensive coordinator duties with current OSU head coach Luke Fickell. However, Meyer previously said Fickell will call plays for the unit. In his fourth season at UNC and his first as its head coach, Withers led the team to a 7-5 overall record and an appearance in the Dec. 26 Independence Bowl against Missouri. Withers will stay with the Tar Heels to coach its bowl game. A UNC football team spokesman declined to comment to The Lantern regarding Withers’ departure from the university. OSU did not immediately make Withers’ contract details available. Withers is currently in his 24th season as football coach of both NFL and college teams. Withers began his coaching career as defensive coordinator at Austin Peay in 1988 and would eventually hold other collegiate coaching position at Tulane (1991), Southern Mississippi (1992-93), Louisville (1995-97), Texas (1998-2000) and Minnesota (2007) before becoming UNC’s defensive coordinator and secondary coach in 2008. Withers has also served as defensive backs coach for the NFL’s Tennesee Titans from 2001-2006 and oversaw defensive quality control for the New Orleans Saints in 1994. The Independence Bowl Dec. 26 is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. kickoff while Fickell will coach OSU in Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 2 when the Buckeyes play Florida in the Gator Bowl.
As members of the student-run Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio, we have been given a tremendous opportunity. Sports broadcasting is a rather exclusive field, and when we graduate from Ohio State, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever get another chance to broadcast another Ohio State sporting event. It’s even more unlikely that we’ll ever get a chance to broadcast a Buckeyes football game ever again. That’s why this particular weekend is going to be a special one for all of us on the football crew for Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio. The football game against Michigan is always the most important sporting event in Columbus every year, but this weekend it’s about more than just bragging rights. This Saturday marks the end of a long (but not long enough) journey for this OSU football team, as players look to finish off an undefeated regular season against that hated school up north. As Woody Hayes once said with tears in his eyes, “It’s Michigan! It’s Michigan!” There shouldn’t need to be any reason other than that, for this to be the most important game of our lives. This year you can throw in the chance OSU has to be one of just two undefeated programs (depending on what Notre Dame does) and a potential Associated Press national championship. This is easily the most important regular season game we’ve had the privilege to broadcast, and as always with these rivalry games, there is a lot at stake. Not many people get the opportunity to even attend a game this important, let alone broadcast it out to the world. In our time covering this team, we’ve been able to follow them through the highs and lows of the last couple seasons. We were present for Devin Smith’s unbelievable game-winning catch against Wisconsin last year, we were there as the defense nearly collapsed in the final minutes against Indiana, and we were there as backup quarterback Kenny Guiton led the team down the field in the final seconds to force overtime, and ultimately win, against Purdue. It’s been an awesome journey, and this Saturday is sure to be a thrilling climax. As much as we love following the team in this capacity, it can be a humbling job sometimes. Since we broadcast online at our website OhioStateSports.net, we get listeners from all over the world. After the Nebraska game this year, we were lucky enough to receive a couple emails from active military members who listened from the Middle East. It was truly awesome to see. For the three seniors who will be on the call for the game, this is it for football. The one sport we all dream to broadcast and take a little more to heart. We worked hard, competing with other very capable and dedicated broadcasters just to get a chance to call a football game. But as many football fans know, this isn’t just a football game, it’s The Game. It’s up to every listener to decide how good a job we do when we put on the headsets every Saturday, but we do know it’s been nothing but a blast broadcasting OSU football this season, just as it is every season. It’s sure to be an exhilarating atmosphere Saturday in the Horseshoe, and we can’t wait to be there for all the excitement. No matter what happens, we will be able to say that we were the only OSU students that broadcast the Buckeyes’ shot at an undefeated season. That is pretty darn cool.
Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he wants to restore pride in the “biggest club in the world”.Ahead of his first game in charge, Solskjaer wants the United players to feel proud of their performance once again, reminding them that they are wearing the badge of the “biggest club in the world”.“Attacking football, giving youth a chance and winning. Biggest club in the world, best supporters in the world, best players in the world,” Solskjaer told MUTV.“When I scored on my debut, Eric [Cantona] was there and it was a brilliant feeling. You felt comfortable at Old Trafford and you want the players to feel at home there too.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s about the players being proud of their performance and the fans being proud of their team.“It’s great to be back home. I promise I’ll give everything I’ve got to get this club back to success.”
National Heritage Month ends Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Rain creates nasty weather and dangerous conditions throughout TCI TCI to renew Storm & Flood insurance Recommended for you Related Items:Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl, enid capron primary school, flooding, rain Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Oct 2015 – The rain continued today across the country with localized flooding still an issue which is impacting business operations. Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl which sits on the beach in Five Cays and reports that rain did force the mainly outdoor eatery to close up early yesterday, but that business is still open.Meanwhile, residents have taken to social media once again to express frustration at the lack of drainage, including in schools where the playground at the Enid Capron Primary, for example, easily resembles a lake.
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Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., today. Southeast winds 50 to 65 mph with gusts to 80 mph are expected along Turnagain Arm and the Upper Hillside. While warning level winds are not expected over the lower elevations of the Anchorage bowl, the NWS is expecting southeast winds 20 to 30 with gusts to 45 mph to develop in town. Winds are expected to peak midday today and diminish below warning level by early Tuesday evening,though gusty winds are expected to persist through Tuesday night. According to the advisory, travel may be difficult. Trees may be blown over. Loose debris can be moved and damage property.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is interested in acquiring a minority stake in Viacom Inc’s Paramount Pictures, a source close to the situation said on Wednesday.The company would be interested in exploring a deal that would create synergies for Paramount but not in being a pure financial investor, according to the source.The New York Post first reported on Wednesday that Twenty-First Century was interested in buying a stake in Viacom’s Paramount Pictures.Viacom has so far given Fox the cold shoulder, the newspaper said.Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman said in February the company was considering selling a “significant” minority stake in its Paramount Pictures movie studio.Earlier this month Dauman said that Viacom had received interest from three dozen companies for the stake.Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc also said this month it would be interested in a merger with Paramount Pictures.
Do you know the meaning of EID?E – Embrace with an open heartI – Inspire with impressive attitudeD – Distribute pleasure to allMay this Eid be as bright as ever The new moon has been sighted and its the time to celebrate the end of Ramadan season. Wishing you the warm greetings of the festival. Happy Eid 2017 wishes to you and your family. Before the golden Sun rises, let me decorate each of its rays with wishes of success, prosperity and happiness for you and your loved ones! Eid Mubarak! Show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant. May the blessings you seek make you a better person. Happy Eid al-Fitr 2017.Images & GIFsHappy Eid al-Fitr 2019123 GreetingsHappy Eid al-Fitr 2017123 GreetingsHappy Eid al-Fitr 2017123 GreetingsHappy Eid al-Fitr 2017123 GreetingsQuran verses & HadithTaqabbala Allahu minna wa minkum. (“May Allah accept from us, and from you.”)Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair! — (May every year find you in good health!)”O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.” — al-Baqarah, 2:183″O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183″The best charity is that given to a relative who does not like you.” — Fiqh-us-Sunnah:V3N100″Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah’s is the most regular and constant even though it were little.” — Prophet Muhammad (s) as narrated by A’isha (ra) in Sahih Bukhari, vol. 8, hadith 471. India to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on June 16 May God send his Love like Sunshine in his warm and gentle ways to fill every corner of your Heart and filled your Life with a lot of Happiness like this EID DAY. Wishing you EID MUBARAK. It’s more than just an Eid wish, more than a message too. For it comes with warm and loving thoughts because it’s meant for you. Close After congregational Eid prayer, Sentiment reciprocated with a deep sense of Gratitude and manifestation. Very very happy Eid to you and your family. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:09Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:08?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Eid al-Fitr (Eid ul-Fitr) 2019 has been confirmed in Saudi Arabia, UAE and most of the countries around the world. On this auspicious day, which also marks the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the fact that they were able to fully deliver on their Almighty’s command by fasting for a month and seeking closeness to and forgiveness from Allah. Eid al-Fitr is the big payday for the Muslims who spent the month obeying Allah.Eid al-Fitr (festival of fast-breaking) is one of the two biggest festivals celebrated by Muslims around the world besides Eid al-Adha (festival of sacrifice). On this day, Muslims who followed Ramadan with absolute faith are forgiven for their past sins. The celebrations of Eid are carried over for three days, during which Muslims greet friends and relatives and an environment of joy and delight is created everywhere.Muslims on this day exchange greetings with each other, in person or over the phone. With the ease of sending instant messages, images, GIFs and more, people can wish their friends and family on Eid. Here are a few messages, quotes, SMS and Quran verses you can use to add that extra affection and personalisation to your wishes. [Representational image]Creative CommonsHope Love & Laughter. Warmth & wishes joy and a Bouquet of Eid Wishes, Especially for you!!! EID MUBARAK
Mohammad Ashgar, 65, an Indian rickshaw puller, poses for a photograph next to his rickshaw in Kolkata on 21 April 2018. Photo: AFPMohammad Maqbool Ansari puffs and sweats as he pulls his rickshaw through Kolkata’s teeming streets, a veteran of a gruelling trade long outlawed in most parts of the world and slowly fading from India too.India’s Kolkata is one of the last places on earth where pulled rickshaws still feature in daily life, but Ansari is among a dying breed still eking a living from this back-breaking labour.The 62-year-old has been pulling rickshaws for nearly four decades, hauling cargo and passengers by hand in drenching monsoon rains and stifling heat that envelops India’s heaving eastern metropolis.Their numbers are declining as pulled rickshaws are relegated to history, usurped by tuk tuks, Kolkata’s signature yellow taxis and modern conveniences like Uber.Ansari cannot imagine life for Kolkata’s thousands of rickshaw-wallahs if the job ceased to exist.“If we don’t do it, how will we survive? We can’t read or write. We can’t do any other work. Once you start, that’s it. This is our life,” he tells AFP.Sweating profusely on a searing hot day, his singlet soaked and face dripping, Ansari skilfully weaves his rickshaw through crowded markets and bumper-to-bumper traffic.Wearing simple shoes and a chequered sarong, the only real giveaway of his age is his long beard, snow white and frizzy, and a face weathered from a lifetime plying this disappearing trade.Twenty minutes later, he stops, wiping his face on a rag. The passenger offers him a glass of water-a rare blessing-and hands a note over.“When it’s hot, for a trip that costs 50 rupees ($0.75) I’ll ask for an extra 10 rupees. Some will give, some don’t,” he said.“But I’m happy with being a rickshaw puller. I’m able to feed myself and my family.”
In this file picture taken on March 15, 2019 a fisherman sits on a boat by Lake Maracaibo in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo. Venezuela is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis due to shortages of food and medicine exacerbated by hyperinflation. People are turning to fishing and hunting to take some food home. AFPFrancibel Contreras brings her three malnourished children to a soup kitchen in the dangerous hillside Caracas slum of Petare where they scoop in spoonfuls of rice and scrambled eggs in what could be their only meal of the day.Part of the tragedy of daily life in socialist Venezuela can be glimpsed in this small volunteer soup kitchen in the heart of one of Latin America’s biggest slums, which helps dozens of children as well as unemployed mothers who can no longer feed them.Some Venezuelans manage to endure the nation’s economic meltdown by clinging to the shrinking number of well-paid jobs or by receiving some of the hundreds of millions of dollars sent home by friends and relatives abroad – a quantity that has swollen in recent years as millions of Venezuelans have fled.But a growing percentage of people across the country, especially in slums like Petare, are struggling to cope.Contreras’s husband, Jorge Flores, used to have a small stand at a local market selling things like bananas and yucca, eggs and lunchmeat – trying to scrape out a profit in a place where hyperinflation often made his wholesale costs double from day to day. Then he was robbed at gunpoint by a local gang. And his brother crashed the motorcycle he used to supply his stand.So Flores abandoned the market stall and looked for other work. He does some plumbing jobs and the family has turned its living room into a barbershop, sheltered beneath a corrugated metal roof held down by loose bricks and planks. It’s decorated with origami-like stars that the family has made out of Venezuela’s colorful but rapidly depreciating bolivar bills.”Our currency is worthless,” Contreras said. “These days, I prefer trading a bag of flour for a manicure or a haircut.”The scarcity of milk, medicine and other basics – along with routine violence – has eroded support for socialist President Nicolas Maduro even in poor neighborhoods like Petare that once were his strongholds. Maduro says there’s an opposition-led plot to oust him from power and says U.S. economic sanctions and local opposition sabotage are responsible for the meltdown.Various local polls show he retains support from roughly a fifth of the population, many of them ideological stalwarts, government-connected insiders or poor voters dependent on government handouts, including the so-called CLAP boxes of oil, flour, rice, pasta, canned tuna and other goods that arrive several times a year.Contreras’ family of four gets those boxes, but it’s not enough to get by on for long. For months, they’ve been relying on the soup kitchen launched by opposition politicians as the main source of protein for their children. On a recent day, her 7-year-old son Jorbeicker played a pickup soccer game in the hilly, dusty streets in front of her home, while her husband practiced styling his mother’s hair.”I’m barely getting by,” Flores said, scissors in hand.The four-day power outage that brought most of Venezuela to a halt this month added to Flores’ misery. He wasn’t able to use the electric clippers needed to give customers the sort of trims they demand.”It hit us in a big way,” he said. “You absolutely need the clippers.”The couple estimates the power outage cost the family the equivalent of $11 in missed haircuts – a significant sum in a country where the minimum wage amounts to $6 a month, even if most people supplement that figure by working side jobs and pooling resources with friends and neighbors.Contreras and Flores charge 2,500 bolivars – about 70 U.S. cents – for a trim. A government-subsidized kilogram of flour can cost almost three times that, and Contreras says that lines for the rationed goods can be endless and she sometimes comes back empty-handed. She also said she feels unsafe in the lines. Dozens of people have been killed in gang crossfires over the years, and some have been crushed to death when lines of shoppers turned into stampedes of desperate looters.Next-door neighbor Dugleidi Salcedo sent her 4-year-old daughter to live with an aunt in the city of Maracay, two hours away, because she could no longer feed her. “My boys cry,” the single mother of four said. “But they resist more than her when I tell them that there’s no food.”After walking back from the soup kitchen, she opened the rusty door to her home of scraped, mint-colored walls. Inside, her 11-year-old son Daniel, who was born partially paralyzed and with developmental disabilities, lay on a stained couch while flies flew over his twisted, uncovered legs.When she took the lid off a plastic container to show her last bag of flour, a cockroach crawled out, making her jump back and scream.”This is so tough,” she said. “I don’t have a job. I don’t have any money.”Salcedo used to sell baked goods and juices to neighbors from the window of her kitchen. Then, her fridge broke down and she couldn’t find the money to fix it.These days, she relies on the kindness of neighbors, or asks a friend who owns a small food shop for credit while she waits for loans from family members in other parts of Venezuela.”This country has never been as bad,” the 28-year-old said. “Just buying some rice or flour is something so hard, so expensive, and often, they don’t even have any.”A few days later, thieves broke into the soup kitchen and stole food. Then, a fire broke out in the slum, burning 17 homes to the ground. It was caused by candles that were apparently being used for light after a power outage – an almost everyday occurrence in many parts of Venezuela. Opposition lawmaker Manuela Bolivar, whose Nodriza Project runs the soup kitchen, said that when firefighters arrived, they lacked water and had to put out the blaze with dirt.”It’s a social earthquake,” Bolivar said.”They lose their homes. They’re left in the open air. The soup kitchen was robbed. It’s so many adversities: It’s the infections, the lack of water and food.”At an outdoor market a short distance from Petare in the middle-class district of Los Dos Caminos, Carmen Gimenez shopped for carrots and other vegetables for a stew. When her 14-year-old daughter Camila asked if they could take some other products, she told her that they would have to stick to the basics.Although she has a job at a bank, she still struggles to make ends meet.”It doesn’t matter where you live. The need is the same,” said Gimenez, 43.”The poor, the rich, and the middle class – we’re all suffering somehow because the government has leveled us all downwards,” she adds with anger. “How did they dominate us? Through the stomach.”
Florian MartinState Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, speaks about the importance of getting flood recovery information to Spanish-speakers.The Greenspoint area in north Houston was one of the hardest-hit during the recent flooding.Its population is about two-thirds Hispanic, many of whom speak little or no English.State Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, said when he visited a temporary shelter the night of the flooding, he noticed that not a lot of Spanish-speakers were coming in.That’s why he and Mayor Sylvester Turner decided to partner with community organizations to reach out to Spanish-speaking flood victims.“They shouldn’t fear the city of Houston, or these organizations because they were just there to help,” Walle said. “They weren’t ICE, you know. And I don’t mean that in a joking way. I’m being very serious about that. They’re not immigration authorities. They’re just there to help.”Mary Moreno is with the Texas Organizing Project, one of the groups that’s doing outreach among Greenspoint residents.She said they are going door to door to make sure Spanish-speakers get all the information they need.“A lot of it is disseminated in English,” Moreno said. “So if it’s not on Univision, or Telemundo, or in one of the Spanish-speaking papers, they’re not getting it.”Moreno said she wants flood victims to know that their citizenship or immigration status doesn’t affect their eligibility for help.You do have to be a legal resident in order to get assistance from FEMA. But it’s sufficient to have one family member who is a citizen or green card holder. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /01:16 X Listen
Share APPresident Donald Trump.President Donald Trump said he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana.Asked Friday about a proposal that would reshape the nation’s approach to pot, Trump said he would “probably end up supporting that.”The federal ban has created a conflict with more than two dozen states that have legalized marijuana in some form.The legislation would ensure states have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders. Some U.S. restrictions would remain, including recreational sales to people under 21.Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is co-sponsoring and Trump said he supported him.When asked about the measure, Trump told reporters in Washington that “we’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”
Explore further “A nanoimprint method has already been achieved in nanopatterning with a high resolution using negative type photoresist,” Kosei Ueno tells PhysOrg.com. Ueno is a scientist at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, and associated with PRESTO. “However, some problems remain with the negative type photoresist.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Hot off the press: Nanoscale Gutenberg-style printing Ueno is part of a group, including Satoaki Takabatake, Ko Onishi, Hiroko Itoh, Yoshiaki Nishijima, and Hiroaki Misawa, working on lithography using positive type photoresist. “The positive type photoresist is ideal,” Ueno says. “We show nanopatterning with single nanometer resolution on positive type photoresist film for the first time.” The results of these efforts can be seen in Applied Physics Letters: “Homogeneous nano-patterning using plasmon-assisted photolithography.”Up until now, one of the major problems with near-field lithography has been that nanopatterns on a photoresist film have been unable to reflect the patterns on a photomask with the desired nanoscale accuracy. Because of the near-field intensity profile, the nanopatterns fabricated using lithography can be shallow – and dependent on exposure dose. The technique demonstrated by Ueno and his colleagues can accurately fabricate deep nanopatterns, enhancing the use of near-field lithography.“My current scientific interests are the fabrication and optical characterization of gold nanostructures defined with sub-nanometer precision,” Ueno explains. Indeed, this nano-patterning technique makes use of gold as part of the plasmon-assisted system. Nanostructured photomasks were coated with gold film, created with the technique known as electron beam lithography. “Using this method, metallic nanopatterns as well as semiconductor nanopatterns can be formed through the etching process,” Ueno says. In addition to being able to fabricate different nanopatterns reflected onto a photomask, the group was able to create precise nanopatterns suitable for a lift-off process, due to the use of positive photoresist film. The patterns created using negative photoresist are not usually suitable for lift-off.Ueno and his colleagues think that this new lithography technique can be used to replace the current nanoimprint technology that makes use of negative photoresist. Among the possible future applications of this technique might even be in telecommunications. “We could apply the nanostructures created to the waveguide for telecom.” Indeed, the ability to lift-off with this lithography technique could probably provide waveguide structures for a number of applications in the future.Right now, this fabrication process requires direct contact with the positive photoresit film that is spin-coated onto a substrate of glass. The next step, says Ueno, is to develop a system that does not require direct contact. “The development of the 10 nanomater-node photolithography system without contact exposure is planned according to utilizing the directional scattering components of light coupled with the radiation mode of plasmon resonance as an exposure source,” he explains.If this technique gains widespread acceptance, there is a good possibility that it could be quite useful going forward. The shallowness and lack of complete precision at the nanoscale using negative photoresist means that this alternative might be attractive. The ability to create deeper patterns, and to perform the lift-off process, using positive photoresist is a step forward in nanopatterning. Citation: More precise method of nanopatterning (2011, August 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-precise-method-nanopatterning.html More information: “Homogeneous nano-patterning using plasmon-assisted photolithography,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 011107 (2011); doi:10.1063/1.3606505
Kolkata: With cancellation of the meeting between Jomi Jibika Bastutantra O Paribesh Raksha Committee in Bhangar and highest levels of the state government, the District Magistrate has been entrusted with the job.The District Magistrate visited Bhangar II on Monday afternoon to oversee the developmental projects taken up in the area and to ensure that the work progresses fast.There was a meeting scheduled to take place at Nabanna. Members of the committee, that had been protesting against setting up of the power grid sub-station in Bhangar for quite some time, was supposed to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, the state Power minister and other concerned officials were also supposed to be present there but unfortunately it got cancelled at the last moment and the District Magistrate was entrusted with the job. It is learnt that senior officials of the district went to Bhangar to take necessary steps so that development projects in the area are undertaken without any delay. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSenior officials held meeting with their counterparts at the block level. It is learnt that the committee had placed certain demands like strengthening of a stretch of a road at Polerhat, arsenic-free water in areas including Machibhanga and Khamarait, etc.Concerned officials of the state Public Works Department (PWD) were present along with senior officials of the district to chalk out a plan to ensure fast completion of the projects.More stress has been given for development activities in the past one month and camps were organised to ensure proper distribution of caste certificates and residential certificates. The steps taken up by the government is helping to build confidence among the locals of the area.It is learnt that the meeting between members of the committee and the District Magistrate would be taking place soon in which there would be further discussion on different issues related to Bhangar.
October 10, 2016Human Nature Dance Theater returned to Arcosanti for their 23rd annual performance on Saturday, October 1. 2016.This years title and theme was “Migration”. It was a small group of three people, Paul Moore, Delisa Myles and Jayne Lee, but as in all of the previous years, the intense subject was expressed with a seamless and passionate performance.[photos are stills from a video, sa]“When does it become necessary to move from one’s home? Think of the phases of life that you must pass through to come to a time, when you pack your essentials and walk out the door, perhaps never to return.We live the american dream of working hard, building a home to raise a family, let them fly and then we settle in to retire. I imagine a disaster that might cause me to build up reserves, cut back on expenses and hunker down in my home.But what if the storm is so severe, that the only recourse is to abandon everything and search out a new land on which to start again. Some of us are living that life now. First one, then another and then entire communities floating over seas, walking across borders and landing in unknown territory with no map of the future, like butterflies.” –HNDTHuman Nature Dance Theatre creates original dance performance, as a collective of cross-disciplinary artists, emphasizing experimental, environmental, and inter-generational perspectives.We intend our work to be a model for how diverse people can support and learn from one another in artistic collaboration.For over twenty years, HNDT has produced original dance evenings at venues like the Colly Soleri Music Center at Arcosanti, Coconino Center for the Arts and Prochnow Auditorium in Flagstaff, the Elks Theater and Granite Street Studio in Prescott, and Headwaters Theater in Portland, Oregon.See the following links for Human Nature past performances here at Arcosanti2015 IGNITE and link 2, link 32014 WEATHERWILD and this link2013 NIGHT DRESSED AS DAY and this link2012 VERTICAL HORIZON2011 ONE WAS THE OTHER and this link2010 ANIMAL ETIQUETTE and this link2009 FLYING AT NIGHT2008 STILL LATE AND AWAKE2007 DANCE DOWN RIVER2006 ESSENTIALLY2005 TOUCH AND GO and this link2004 EXTINCTION, ONCE THERE WERE BIRDS2003 THE LAST DOOR2002 UNVEILING THE MIRAGE2001 NOW
State Rep. Jeff Noble will host an open office hour on Monday, March 5 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Plymouth District Library located at 223 S. Main St. in Plymouth.“I’m looking forward to connecting with community members at my monthly office hours,” Rep. Noble said. “Residents who are interested in discussing legislative matters or have questions related to state government are encouraged to stop by at their leisure.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Noble at 517-373-3816 or via email at JeffNoble@house.mi.gov. Categories: Noble News 26Feb Local residents can meet with Rep. Noble on March 5
LG EF9500 TVLG is to launch an HDR TV flat-screen TV in the US, UK, Germany and Korea at the end of this month.The EF9500 range comprises two 4K models that the Korean manufacturer is rolling out as part of its new OLED range of devices. LG is making 65-inch and 55-inch variants available.LG says that the EF9500 is “the world’s first HDR-capable OLED TV”The HDR capabilities of the TVs cover video from external devices as well as streamed sources via HDR-compatible HDMI ports.LG also plans to download a firmware update to its existing EG9600 curved-screen OLED model later this year that will enable them to play HDR video, but without the capability to connect external HDR sources.LG’s range of OLED TVs includes access to its webOS smart TV platform. The 2015 range features an enhanced user interface and reduced boot time and allows user to personalize their ‘launch bar’ menus, according to LG. Streaming partners on the platform include Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix and YouTube.According to LG, the devices are now available at “more mainstream price points”. The 65-inche EF9500 will be retailed in the US at US$6.999, while the 55-inch model will be available at US$5.499.LG is also introducing the EG9700 curved OLED 4K TV.“OLED TV is not just a new TV – it’s an entirely new category of television that delivers what experts and consumers alike are hailing as the best picture ever,” said William Cho, President and CEO, LG Electronics USA.“The introduction of LG’s new flat OLED 4K TVs offers consumers more choices of OLED TVs at more competitive pricing and makes the definitive statement that OLED is here to stay.”
The project must benefit people living in the Council area and groups in receipt of other funding from Council are eligible.Application forms are available now by e mailing email@example.com or alternative formats are also available by calling 028 71 365151.The closing date for registrations is Friday August 24th and applications must be received by Friday September 8th 2017.APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW FOR DECADE OF CENTENARIES GRANT AID was last modified: August 17th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: “This is an opportunity for local groups to take ownership of the events programme and bring it into the local community by applying for funding to host their own events and initiatives to mark the latest anniversaries.“The period from 1913 – 1923 was a pivotal one in our shared history and Council aim to continue to mark and remember the centenary of that period in an inclusive and mutually respectful manner.”The total grants fund for the Decade of Centenaries scheme 2017/18 is £30,000 and has been split into ‘Tier One’ grants of five awards of up to £2,000 and ‘Tier Two’ grant of two awards of up to £10,000.Applications will be accepted from constituted community and voluntary sector organisations who can prove they have good governance in place including insurance, financial accounts and relevant documents. ShareTweet LOCAL community and voluntary sector organisations can apply now to Derry City and Strabane District Council for funding to develop events or initiatives to mark the 100th anniversary of the historic events of 1917 / 18.The Decade of Centenaries grant aid programme is part of Council’s commitment to mark the 100th anniversary of the significant events that occurred from 1913 – 1923, in a fitting manner that represents the diverse narratives of the period.The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, encouraged local groups to apply now to play an active role in that programme.“Council is committed to working with community groups and organisations to share ideas, pool resources and be part of the creation of a unique and distinctive local programme to mark the Decade of Centenaries,” he said. APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW FOR DECADE OF CENTENARIES GRANT AID