Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William travel to Buckingham Palace in the 1902 State Landau along the Procession Route, after their wedding in Westminster Abbey, in central London April 29, 2011.ReutersKate Middleton may have rubbed Queen Letizia the wrong way, or at least that’s what Royal observers think. Reportedly Kate Middleton and Queen Letizia both attended the Order of the Garter in London. Twitter users are convinced of a rift between the Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of the King of Spain, calling Kate “rude”. But what did a body language expert make of the claims?If the twitter-sphere is in a tizzy, Kate could find herself getting some unwanted attention. The Duchess of Cambridge does seem to have her hands full with feuds at the moment. If the reports of a supposed rift between her and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle are to be believed. Kate has apparently been blamed for indulging in an alleged feud between Norfolk neighbor Rose Hanbury.Reportedly social media users are suspicious of a feud between Kate and Spanish royal Queen Letizia. These users are convinced that Kate has beef with Queen Letizia as the Duchess of Cambridge put on a grumpy face and ignored Queen Letizia, while others claimed that Kate was being disrespectful. Not all of them were blaming Kate though, as some came to her rescue claiming that people are reading too much into non-issues and gestures. Kate MiddletonGetty imagesHowever, body language expert Judi James has a few insights. James said: “A clue that all might not be as it seems in terms of any hints of slight awkwardness might come from the fact that Kate appears to dislike carriage rides because they cause her motion sickness.””Her body language reflected tension during the ride at the Trooping of the Colour and this could be a similar problem for her here,” he said.We have to say that it sounds like a more reasonable explanation than Kate Middleton randomly hating another Royal without a reason.
TwitterHere’s all you need to know about Tamanna Simhadri, the first transgender contestant of Bigg Boss.In the first two seasons of Bigg Boss Telugu, wild card entries happened almost after four weeks of the show. But in the third season, a wild card entrant has arrived right after the first week itself. In July 29 episode, the housemates saw the entry of Tamanna Simhadri, the first wild card entrant of the third season. 1. Born as Simhadri Mastan, Tamanna is now acts in Telugu TV series. Speculations have always been rife that the transgender contestant would enter the show. Finally her entry has materialised in the current season. 2. Tamanna Simhadri is from Avanigadda, a small village in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, but was raised in Vijayawada. She is so much in love with her hometown that she wants to dedicate her life for serving her city. 3. Tamanna’s father Simhadri Nageswara Rao was a farmer and her mother Nirmala was a homemaker. She has an elder brother but they have stopped talking to each other. Slowly, she moved to Mumbai. 4. She was interested in studies, but couldn’t pursue all that she wanted due to financial issues. But still, she managed to complete SSC and pursued PUC, which is equivalent to Intermediate Education, from Andhra University. Later, she obtained her degree in Bachelor of Computer Applications from Indira Gandhi Open University.5. She was passionate about becoming an actor and modelling was always on her mind. With the help of her transgender friend, she started working for an NGO in Mumbai for the welfare of women and transgender community. 6. She won a beauty pageant title Miss Transgender Mumbai in 2010 and extended her support for Sri Reddy, who protested against casting couch. 7. Tamanna has some really big dreams. She wants to share screen space with Megastar Chiranjeevi and says that Uday Kiran was her first celebrity crush. If given a chance, she would definitely want to prove her skill.8. Tamanna sees Bigg Boss house as an opportunity to get closer to people and make a name for herself.
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-UnUS president Donald Trump said Saturday that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work.”Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.”Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump tweeted.It “hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of US negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!”Trump returned to the theme when he appeared on former governor Mike Huckabee’s show on Trinity Broadcasting Network television on Saturday, blaming previous administrations for not having adequately addressed the issue before.This “should have been handled 25 years ago, it should have been handled 10 years ago, it should haven been handled during the Obama administration,” the president said, referring to his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.The US has not ruled out the use of force to compel Pyongyang to halt missile and nuclear tests, and Trump has threatened to destroy the country.The mercurial American president also told journalists at a recent gathering with military leaders to discuss Iran, North Korea and the Islamic State group that the current period “could be the calm before the storm,” declining to clarify his remarks.In recent days, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew home from meeting with top Chinese officials, Trump tweeted that his envoy was “wasting his time” in trying to probe North Korea’s willingness to talk.- Insults and threats -The message came after Tillerson had revealed there were backchannels between US and North Korean officials.Secretary of Defence James Mattis later expressed support for the diplomatic track in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.”The Defense Department supports fully Secretary Tillerson’s efforts to find a diplomatic solution, but remains focused on defense of the United States and our allies,” Mattis said.In his debut speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatens the US or any of its allies, deriding Kim as “Rocket Man” and warning he is on a “suicide mission.”Kim responded by calling Trump a “mentally deranged dotard.”Trump’s administration has also been at the forefront of a drive to impose a series of sanctions against North Korea in response to its sixth nuclear test — the largest yet — and the firing of two missiles over Japan.North Korea’s main economic partner China has signed up to the sanctions, including restrictions on imports, as has Russia.The United States fought a bloody conflict in Korea from 1950-1953 that ultimately ended in stalemate and the continued division of the peninsula after hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops entered on the side of the north, turning it into a war of attrition.A renewed military conflict on the Korean peninsula would come with devastating consequences: in addition to its nuclear weapons, North Korea has a conventional arsenal that could wreak havoc on the South Korean capital Seoul, which is located near the “demilitarized zone” dividing the two countries.
Jose Luis Magana/APHouse Speaker Paul Ryan administers the House oath of office to Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, during a mock ceremony in January. Farenthold reached a private 2015 settlement for $84,000 with his former communications director over sexual harassment allegations.Party leaders played a pivotal role in forcing the resignations of three members of Congress within three days this week, and their work might not be done yet.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., were instrumental in the respective resignations of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. (Franks announced his resignation was effective Friday after he said his wife was admitted to the hospital.)Two additional congressmen, one Republican and one Democrat, also face allegations of sexual harassment and growing calls to resign, but so far they are resisting those calls.Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, reached a private 2015 settlement for $84,000 with his former communications director over sexual harassment allegations. Politico first reported on the details of the previously private settlement, including that it was paid for by taxpayers. Farenthold denies any wrongdoing, but announced this week that he would reimburse the Treasury out of pocket.The House Ethics Committee announced late Thursday that it was reviving its inquiry into the allegations, citing more information that has been disclosed and a willingness from Farenthold and his former aide to participate in an investigation.Only two of Farenthold’s colleagues, GOP Reps. Barbara Comstock of Virginia and Mia Love of Utah, have so far called for him to resign. The speaker has not called on Farenthold to go but the renewed ethics investigation could affect Republicans’ calculations.Democratic leaders have been swift to condemn Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and call for his resignation of allegations first reported by BuzzFeed that he sexually harassed a woman who worked on his 2016 campaign and quit over his behavior. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan and Pelosi quickly called for him to resign over the allegations, but Kihuen is pushing back.“I do find it interesting that the DCCC, Leader [Nancy] Pelosi and Chairman Ben Ray Lujan, they knew about these allegations last year,” Kihuen told ABC News. “They looked into them. They didn’t find anything, and they continued investing millions of dollars in my campaign. They went out there and campaigned for me.”Pelosi and Lujan deny that they knew or that any investigation occurred.There is no clear standard for forced resignations, and there are simmering frustrations among conservatives and liberals alike that lawmakers are being tossed overboard without any conclusive evidence to prove that what they did was wrong. It’s further complicated by the argument that some politicians have made — most notably with President Trump in the case of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore — that ultimately the voters should get to decide their fates.Capitol Hill has for years been intolerant to lawmakers accused of any kind of sexually charged bad behavior. Already this year, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, a social conservative, resigned over extramarital affairs and allegations that he wanted a mistress to have an abortion.While the knee-jerk urge of Congress is to purge lawmakers over sexual impropriety, there is also a long history of lawmakers who have weathered the allegations, won re-election and left on their own terms.For instance, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., admitted to using prostitutes in 2007. He refused to resign and won re-election three years later. He retired on his own terms in 2017. Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais weathered allegations over extramarital affairs and pressuring a woman to have an abortion. He has won re-election three times.Whether or not Farenthold and Kihuen can withstand growing pressure to bow out is an open question on Capitol Hill, and with no clear metric for when a lawmaker should resign, there is fresh pressures on party leaders to be the ones who set the standard.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
Stay on target We love video games here at Geek.com. We think they’re a great, valid modern art form. But one thing that makes video games more… unique compared to other mediums is the relative importance (or lack thereof) of narrative when it comes to the quality of the overall work. To put it bluntly, you can make a great video game with an awful story or no story at all. Kind of tough to pull that off with a movie or book.Don’t get us wrong. There are games with great stories, especially these days as designers tend to put more effort into them. Gone Home tells a touching queer relationship drama. Mafia III turns 1960s southern racism into a pervasive gameplay mechanic. And The Stanley Parable has players make choices to comment on the futility of choice in games.But if series like Super Mario can be (rightfully) hailed as masterpieces even as plot after plot revolves around a turtle stealing a woman, great narratives remain optional for great games. Here are some examples of awesome games with terrible storylines.Resident Evil 5As a game Resident Evil 5 doesn’t reach the landmark heights of its predecessor, the survival-horror third-person shooter masterpiece Resident Evil 4, but it is pretty good. However, the decision the set the game in Africa while making the main character a jacked white dude leads to perhaps the most racist AAA game we’ve seen so far, even if all you’re technically doing is fighting zombies. It’s a shame because with the right touch this could’ve been a real powerful premise, The Constant Gardener with zombies. At least “you were almost a Jill sandwich” has some ironic charm.Far Cry 5Far Cry 5’s expansive open-world and free-form shooter combat makes it arguably the most fun game in the series. But this is a game released in 2018, set in rural Montana, that has players fighting a religious death cult that actively avoids having any kind of political message, or message of any kind really. It’s empty and cowardly.God of War 3The first God of War (and the 2018 reboot) did an okay job being a bro gamer take on a Greek tragedy structure, what with Kratos’s ultimate failure to purge himself of his family slaughtering nightmares even after killing Ares. But God of War 3 ends with Kratos unleashing a plague on Greece before using the power of hope inside Pandora’s box to beat Zeus to death with his bare hands in first person. Classic God of War spectacle sure does look and play nice in HD though!Kingdom HeartsI feel bad for kids who fall for Kingdom Hearts. They think they’re getting a lighthearted adventure where Mickey Mouse hangs out with some anime folks like Cloud and Sephiroth. And the action RPG combat inside colorful Disney worlds backs that up. But what truly they’re signing up for is a nigh-incomprehensible juggernaut of nonsense fiction involving keyblade wars, multiple doppelgangers, extraneous fractions, and worst of all, lengthy stretches with no Mickey Mouse whatsoever.Super Paper MarioFor some reason there are legions of people who think Nintendo needs to maintain not just one but two entire Mario JRPG spin-off series. On the gameplay side, Super Paper Mario took things in a better direction by swapping turn-based combat with classic Mario platforming and an added dimension-shifting mechanic. But it’s weighed down by this interminable story about weddings and evil books and endless amounts of text that’s just impossible to care about in a boppy Mario game.Street Fighter VFighting games certainly have tons of great lore to tie their dozens of colorful characters together. But weaving that all into a cohesive story is easier said than done. At its core Street Fighter V feels as fantastic to play as you’d expect for the fighting game standard-bearer. But its attempt to ape NetherRealm’s new standard for fighting game stories is just embarrassing. It’s about evil moons and somehow setting the stage for Street Fighter III, completing the timeline Fast and Furious-style.Far Cry 3Before Far Cry 5 failed to say anything about American politics, Far Cry 3 failed to say anything about global politics. Folks love how this game took Far Cry 2’s open-world shooter philosophy and removed the more hardcore, restrictive mechanics only weirdos (correctly) got into. But it’s wrapped up in a story about dude bros crashing on an island flaunting their privilege so hard they literally have sex with crazy murderous native women (in first-person) to become the culture’s champion or something.NBA 2K16The NBA 2K series is the only name in town when it comes to basketball games. Secure in that knowledge, we appreciate how it tried to broaden its scope with a cinematic story mode in 2K16. Even more shocking, they hired Spike Lee, a true auteur filmmaker behind masterpiece films on race in America like Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X. Unfortunately, the tale of Frequency Vibrations’ rise through the NBA isn’t Lee’s finest outing. The Devil Michael Jordan opening rules though.Dead IslandDead Island is like Oblivion with zombies, with the bugs and open ambition that implies. In a vacuum, its story about a paradise resort beset by the undead is also totally fine. What isn’t fine is the gimmicky trailer that first tried to spin this as some somber, soulful, harrowing, heartbreaking tale about family suffering in a zombie apocalypse. In reality, the game is definitely more Dead Rising than The Last of Us.StarCraft II: Heart of the SwarmAs a whole, the StarCraft II story is big, operatic, goofy, pulpy fun that does a good job wrapping up all the insane lore the series built up in-between being an eSport. But the middle chapter, unlike in most trilogies, is the weak link. It sucks how part one is all about making Kerrigan human only for this game to undo all that. The game itself seems to know how pointless the human political squabbling is compared to the larger cosmic threat. And in general trying to spin Kerrigan as some kind of anti-hero feels like a lame retcon that’s in response to her Darth Vader-esque popularity. The StarCraft real-time strategy gameplay, of course, remains perfect.Blaster MasterPlenty of classic games have fever dream plots written on the fly by whoever was putting together the manual in that particular country. It’s the perfect fit for abstract visuals and contextless gameplay challenges. Blaster Master is a fantastic early example of the Metroidvania subgenre that’s split between action-packed tank shooter levels and exploratory on-foot levels. And it’s all about rescuing your pet frog Fred, which is awful or awesome depending on your point of view.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits
(Phys.org) —A trio of German space scientists has worked out a way to use pulsars as navigation aids for space vehicles traveling in the solar system. As they describe in their paper uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, the method relies on reading information from at least three pulsars to triangulate location information. Artist’s impression of Rosetta, if it navigated in deep space using pulsar signals. The characteristic time signatures of pulsars are used as natural navigation beacons to determine the position and velocity of the spacecraft. Credit: arXiv:1305.4842 [astro-ph.HE] More information: Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation With Pulsars, arXiv:1305.4842 [astro-ph.HE] arxiv.org/abs/1305.4842AbstractAn external reference system suitable for deep space navigation can be defined by fast spinning and strongly magnetized neutron stars, called pulsars. Their beamed periodic signals have timing stabilities comparable to atomic clocks and provide characteristic temporal signatures that can be used as natural navigation beacons, quite similar to the use of GPS satellites for navigation on Earth. By comparing pulse arrival times measured on-board a spacecraft with predicted pulse arrivals at a reference location, the spacecraft position can be determined autonomously and with high accuracy everywhere in the solar system and beyond. The unique properties of pulsars make clear already today that such a navigation system will have its application in future astronautics. In this paper we describe the basic principle of spacecraft navigation using pulsars and report on the current development status of this novel technology.via ArxivBlog Journal information: arXiv Citation: Scientists work out way to use pulsars to provide self navigation to spacecraft in solar system (2013, May 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-scientists-pulsars-spacecraft-solar.html The current method of navigation for spacecraft is to send radio waves back to Earth—scientists can calculate its distance by noting how long the radio waves take to reach them. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help to figure out its angular position. Generally, that’s not a problem, however, because of the vast distances between objects in the solar system—it’s likely to become more of an issue in the future, though, as space travel becomes more common. What’s needed, scientists say, is a way for spacecraft to keep tabs on their position without assistance from Earth. That’s what the team in Germany has done, using pulsars as guides.Pulsars are strongly magnetized neutron stars that spin very rapidly. Because they spin, they appear to blink or pulse, hence their name. Scientists have suggested over the years that it might be possible to use them as navigational aids, but until recently, the equipment necessary to read and interpret such signals has been far too bulky to put aboard a space craft. Also, limited knowledge about pulsars has constrained their usefulness. The team from Germany says progress in both areas has now been made to such an extent that it should be possible to put such equipment aboard a space probe capable of keeping track of its position to within 5km.Pulsars emit two kinds of signals that can be useful, radiation or x-rays. Both are emitted in cycles so precisely timed that they are comparable to atomic clocks. The researchers estimate a space vehicle reading pulsar radiation signals with 21 cm waves, for example, would require an antenna 150 square meters—that’s still too big for practical purpose. For that reason, the team suggests a better approach would be to listen for x-rays. Optics have progressed to the point, they say, that a mirror on a space vehicle capable of hearing and interpreting them would weigh just 25 kilograms, small enough for actual use. That would be good enough, they claim, to allow a spacecraft to triangulate its position to within 5km. Dead stars could be the future of spacecraft navigation © 2013 Phys.org Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Kolkata: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Bengal, has identified around 18,000 trouble-mongers in the state. A report in this regard has been sent to the Election Commission of India (ECI).It may be mentioned that Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain during his visit to the state on March 16 had directed the police and administrative officials to identify the trouble-mongers and make preventive arrests. Following Jain’s visit, CEO Ariz Aftab instructed ADG (Law and Order) Siddh Nath Gupta to make a list of such people and submit it to his office within a week. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to sources in the CEO office, 18399 people might be responsible for creating trouble during the upcoming elections. During the Assembly elections in 2016, the figure was 16,428 while during the Lok Sabha polls of 2014, it was 12,904. According to the report, South 24-Parganas topped the list with 2,213 trouble-mongers, Murshidabad and Birbhum accounted for 1,726 such people each while in Kolkata around 752 people have made it to the list. Kolkata is eighth among the districts when it comes to the number of trouble-mongers. Interestingly, Howrah Police Commissionerate, Jhargram Police district and South Dinajpur with 73, 83 and 112 people respectively are the most peaceful zones in respect to the probable trouble-makers. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Apart from making preventive arrests, the Commission has also asked for strict execution of the Non-bailable Arrests Warrant (NBW), seizure of arms, ammunition and illicit liquor. We have been asked to send periodical reports to the ECI along with the data compiled from the districts,” an official in the CEO office mentioned. However, a source in the EC office said this is not the final list as it is based on the present situation. The identification process is going on and the CEO office along with the police administration is keeping a strict vigil on whether there is entry of any outsiders from the bordering states or countries during the elections. The source added that the Commission is considering sending an additional 40 companies of the Central Forces particularly for districts like Jhargram, West Midnapore, Nadia, Murshidabad, South 24-Parganas, North 24-Parganas, Cooch Behar and Darjeeling which share their borders with neighbouring countries or states.
Men often go with solid colours to stay safe on the fashion barometer, but there are designs and patterns like checks and stripes that they can never go wrong with, suggest experts.Here is a list of few prints and patterns to make your life easier:Checks and stripes have been one of the most dominant patterns when it comes to menswear. The modern day designers are providing new uses and iterations in these patterns. The vertical, horizontal, diagonal, pinstripe and dashed designs can be mixed and matched with check patterns like windowpane, tartan and gingham, which would add texture to the most basic pieces. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe white windowpane check pattern on black suit is one classic ensemble that fits best from formal to casual meets.Florals are fun, frolic and scream the summery vibe. Tropical florals are picking up the trend and are considered as one of the best option for vacations. Invest in floral t-shirts and shorts and if you love your suits a lot then try dabbling with the floral tie.Paisley print is identical to floral but varies in terms of motifs. It is mostly a teardrop shaped design that stems back to ancient era. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt’s perfect for men who want subtle embellishments to their wardrobe. Step outside your comfort zone and experiment with different coloured paisley t-shirts or even ties giving a break to mundane fashion.Polka dots have a long and noted history in fashion and over the years it has become a dominant pattern in men’s accessories. Be it ties, pocket squares, socks or simply scarves, this timeless pattern adds a fancy attitude to any look.Shirts with micro polka dots work best as a formal wear option.Conversation prints convey your sense of humour and style in ways that most patterns cannot. It encompasses a wide range of themes, symbols, animal, fruits and what not.
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