NEW DELHI : The 17th edition of the two day Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) began today in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering the inaugural address. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and Netflix''s founder and CEO Reed Hastings will among the other key speakers during the event. Swimming champion Michael Phelps, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, actors Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, among others, will also speak their minds during the summit.The theme for this year s summit is Conversations for a Better Tomorrow .
A publisher tweeted a question to Google ''s John Mueller about commodity content. John Mueller ''s response gave the general direction of what to do when your site content is the same as the content on competitor sites. But his advice is applicable to any site that wants to be better than their competition.Here is the question:
The mega science projects in India and abroad need many researchersWhen we were young, we knew that it was better to go abroad for cutting edge research, says Somak Raychaudhury, director of the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune. In India, research and teaching were separated. Universities never conducted research; it was limited to select research institutes. In the rest of the world, says the astrophysicist famed for his work on stellar mass black holes and supermassive black holes, almost all research is done in universities. For example, staff of Oxford (in the UK) and Leiden (in the Netherlands) spend four hours every week teaching and the rest of the time on research.
The study, published last month in Nature Biomedical Engineering, opens the door to better understanding how interventions such as diet, drugs and exercise affect a joint s cells, which is important because cells do the work of developing, maintaining and repairing tissue. Research by the OSU College of Engineering s Brian Bay and scientists from the Royal Veterinary College in London and University College London developed a sophisticated scanning technique to view the loaded joints of arthritic and healthy mice loaded means under strain, such as an ankle, knee or elbow would be while running, walking, throwing, etc.
One of the most authentic movie adaptations ever made comes to Nintendo Switch, as Ridley Scott s xenomorph goes portable.Alien: Isolation is one of the most frustrating games we ve ever reviewed. It somehow manages to be both near perfect and horribly flawed, but the latter for an unusual reason: it s just too long. Although there are many movies and TV shows that overstay their welcome it s a relatively uncommon problem for video games, where more is almost always considered better. Assassin s Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 are obvious recent examples of games that never know when to stop, but this is even worse.
The moment pretty much captures what is unique about the 31 year old actress who has done some fine work primarily in Malayalam movies. Neither a cookie cutter cutie, nor a papa ki pari , Parvathy stands out for her habit of speaking truth to power as well as choosing meaningful roles in movies across languages.And the quality of her work is only getting better. Her performance in Virus this year, won her many plaudits, with critics calling it a brilliantly minimalistic performance in a superbly crafted thriller. All Parvathy needs like most other working women is a better work environment.
In human reproduction, mothers are considered to be elderly when the pregnancy occurs over the age of 35 years. To mimic these conditions, the researchers included rats who became pregnant at an age that is comparable for this species. They looked at placental development in these aged pregnant rats.The placenta is a vital organ in pregnancy, as it carries oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and transports wastes away to be disposed off by the maternal metabolism. It is also the source of a host of chemical signals that help the mother ''s body to support the development of the fetus. Moreover, it keeps out toxins and bacteria in the mother ''s blood so they don ''t affect the pregnancy. It even keeps hormone levels normal, especially stress hormones. However, the placenta is a dynamic organ and its functioning changes as required, to optimize growth conditions for the fetus. For example, when the mother is affected by malnutrition or hypoxia, or stress, the placenta compensates to ensure better fetal growth.
New Delhi: In a rare instance, Delhi s air quality was better than that of Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Pune on Friday.Delhi s air quality index (AQI) was at 62, which falls in the satisfactory category, according to the government s air quality monitoring service, System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The air quality index (AQI) was at satisfactory levels, 50 100, for Noida and Gurugram as well. Late on Thursday, the AQI stood at 92.
The deals keep getting better as we creep closer to Black Friday. Case in point: HP is selling a laptop with a 10th Gen Core i7 CPU for just $499.
According to a report by SamMobile, the Bixby Voice and Bixby Briefing support on Samsung phones running Android 8 Oreo and Android 7 Nougat will end on January 1, 2020. The Samsung phones that will lose access to these two Bixby features are Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 , Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 , Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy A9 2018. Notably, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 owners who are yet to update from Android 8.1 Oreo will not be impacted by this change. This move is meant to nudge users toward what''s referred to as Bixby 2.0, SamMobile writes. Unveiled with the Galaxy Note 9 last year, it brought a new interface for Bixby Voice in addition to many improvements. The improved Bixby is also better at processing natural language.
Now in its 11th year, this Christmas singalong tour has taken place annually in the northeastern United States to sold out crowds, sometimes with as many as 800 people joining in the fun. As a Randolph County resident, I am very excited to be bringing the Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular to Elkins, said band member and Augusta Heritage Center Artistic Director Emily Miller. This tour is my favorite event of the year, and I m delighted that Davis amp; Elkins College and Augusta partnered with the band to host a night at the College. I can t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than by singing in 200 part harmony with our whole community.
And then the unthinkable happened. On the morning of his trip I sneezed. Then I sneezed some more. By midday my throat was sore. And by dinnertime, while he was on his way out of town for a week, it was undoubtedly clear; I had his Man Cold.This was not the first time I, the caretaker had gotten sick from some other family member being sick. Like most moms, of course, I would get sick while they were sick which meant I would have to take care of them while I was sick, too. If things were really going my way, my husband would get sick, too, and then I'd have to take care of all three of them. One time, even the dog got sick, at which point I was resolved to abandon all of them and take my tissues, my lozenges, and my big fluffy bathrobe to a remote island in the South Pacific where a well muscled man named Spartacus would rub lavender oil into my shoulders until I felt better.
Let''s start with the bad news. We could only find one deal on the Oculus Quest, and it''s nothing special: If you order it through the brand''s website, you'll get three episodes of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series and access to the game''s Lightsaber Dojo mode for free a $29.97 value. (Yeah, it''s better than nothing, but we were hoping for a more exciting discount on the Mashable''s Choice Award winning VR headset.)Now, for the good news: Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and GameStop are offering lots of deals on a bunch of other VR headsets this week, so if you hoped to pick one up for the gamer on your holiday shopping list, you've still got plenty of options.
The Refuge currently houses more than fifty homeless men, most of whom are suffering from mental illnesses and other afflictions and many of whom are dying. In what is becoming an annual exercise, the Masons asked members for their contributions in an attempt to make Christmas just a little better for the residents of the Refuge.The Masons responded magnificently and arrived bearing a huge amount of donated necessities, appropriately, considering the huge amount brought, mainly in sacks. This consisted of several pairs of new, and unworn, shoes and clothes including shirts, jumpers and trousers. There were also much needed articles of hygiene and personal toiletries though the bulk of the collection was food of various kinds.
Credit: C. Scharf (2019)Advertisement In an age where we take the search for signs of life beyond the confines of the Earth very seriously mdash;as a scientific frontier mdash;it ''s interesting to consider a little of the history of the very concept itself. This isn ''t entirely frivolous. The ways that we think about the natural world, and the ways that we formulate our questions, are always going to be biased and orientated by our preconceptions and speculations. Having a better appreciation of those predispositions may help us avoid obvious pitfalls.
For her Friday night outfit, Kriti picked a stunning black number with a magenta tie up. The aviator dress from the designer looked chic on Ms Sanon, though her footwear choice could have been zillion times better. Nonetheless, her #ootn was quite effective and she was able to strut in style while stealing the thunder from the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif.
Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained not the air superiority they sought, but total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it is possible to get at the start of that great aerial crusade. It took until late 1943 nearly two years after the United States entered World War II before the United Kingdom based Eighth Air Force mounted strategically significant bombing missions against targets in occupied northern Europe. The fault for this lay partly in the availability and slow development of the equipment, but it is also a fact that the two men at the top of the Eighth Air Force command structure stubbornly clung to old and discredited theories that stunted the effectiveness of the strategic bombing effort and cost thousands of their countrymen their freedom or their lives. In the beginning, the fighter was a short legged creature whose role of protecting the bombers was eclipsed by its role of guarding friendly territory and installations. The difference, which is crucial, was the product of technology range and the power of aircraft engines and intellect. Until late 1943, surprisingly late in the war, the use of the fighter as an offensive weapon was stunted by the defensive mind set of the pursuit acolytes of the interwar decades. The pursuit airplane had evolved over the fixed battlefields of Western Europe during World War I. Pursuit aircraft had been developed to prevent enemy reconnaissance airplanes from overflying friendly lines and to protect friendly observation airplanes from enemy pursuits while the observers overflew enemy lines. The pursuit was conceived as a tactical and a defensive weapon, and it was limited to these roles both by conception and by the technologies of the day. The Army Air Corps Between the world wars, the development of American pursuit aircraft was hobbled by budgetary restrictions that for many years slowed or obviated altogether the creation of new technologies or even methodical experimentation with new tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps did advance the use of the single engine pursuit as a nascent close support weapon to bolster the infantry, but the interests of various intra Army constituencies prevented similar advances in what had come to be called the Army Air Corps. To the degree that it developed at all, the Air Corps saw increasingly heavy and longer ranged bombers in its future. And, as the limited available research and development dollars were expended on speedier bombers, the pursuits of the day were increasingly outranged and outrun. Inevitably, American bombers of the late 1930s were designed to be self defending because they could fly much farther and at least somewhat faster than could the pursuits of the day. The pursuits, which were being developed at a much slower pace, were relegated to a point defense role guarding cities, industrial targets, and air bases. When World War II began, the Air Corps shortly to be renamed the Army Air Forces was divided into two distinct combat arms, fighters and bombers. And, by virtue of the fighter s stunted development, there appeared little chance that the two would spend much time working together. As soon as the Army Air Corps was pulled into World War II it became focused on the defense of American coastal cities, several Caribbean islands, bases in Greenland and Iceland, and on the strategically indispensable Panama Canal. There were few airplanes of any type to devote to these defensive missions, and those that were deployed defensively also had to serve as on the job trainers for hundreds of the raw young pilots emerging from the Air Forces burgeoning flight schools. Through the first half of 1942, all of the very few pilots and airplanes that could be spared from the defense of the U.S. coasts and sea lanes were rushed to defend Australia and the South Pacific. Dozens of precious airplanes and pilots were lost in the pathetic defense of Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, and many more were lost in the early defensive battles around Port Moresby, New Guinea, but Army Air Forces training commands were able to catch up with combat and training losses as well as with the heavy burden imposed by the formation of new fighter, bomber, and other type groups. And better fighters with a higher probability of survival began to reach operational air groups. Committing to American Air Power Fortunately, the United States could afford to be a bit late off the mark in her war against Germany. German efforts in 1940 to bring Great Britain to her knees all had failed miserably and, by the end of 1941, the bulk of Germany s air and land forces were mired in a frightful war of attrition deep inside Russia. The British had the situation in northern Europe reasonably well in hand, though they would have collapsed had not vast infusions of weapons and supplies from the United States sustained them. British forces in Egypt and Libya were teetering on the edge of defeat, but there was little the United States would be able to do for many months to influence the outcome assuming the British held on that long. So, while the Army Air Forces devoted the bulk of its limited expendable resources to defensive measures against Japan, new air groups were created, and new and better combat aircraft began rolling off newly created assembly lines. Finally, in the spring of 1942, it was decided in high Army Air Forces circles to commit American air power to northern Europe. At first, the commitment would be little more than a meager show of force masking an advanced combat training program overseen by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Only later, when training bases and factories in the United States had caught up with the planning, would the U.S. Army Air Forces take on a strategic air campaign against the German industrial heartland. Brigadier General Ira Eaker arrived in England on February 20, 1942 to establish the headquarters of the new VIII Bomber Command. He opened his headquarters at High Wycombe, England on February 23, 1942, but the VIII Bomber Command had no combat airplanes to its name; they would not be available for several months. Rather, it fell to Eaker to argue with his British hosts in favor of an independent role for the forthcoming Army Air Forces in Europe. The RAF and the British government wanted America s commitment to the air war in Europe to be subordinate to or an adjunct of the British Theatre air war. The Americans, however, felt they deserved an independent role, and it was Eaker s job to win the British over to this viewpoint. The American notion was strongly bolstered in argument, at least by the fact that the Army Air Forces had developed over many years a theoretical strategic air doctrine that was quite different from the RAF s experience based strategic doctrine. The Americans favored and had equipped their bomber force to wage a precision daylight bombing campaign against industrial targets hundreds of miles inside enemy territory. The RAF was the only other air force in the world that had developed long range, four engine, heavy bombers, but its doctrine the result of bloody experiences early in the war favored area bombing at night. Doctrinal arguments aside, the British victims of the Nazi Blitz of 1940 1941 were less squeamish than their American Allies about bombing German civilians. Besides, the RAF had few long range heavy bombers to its name, and thus felt it needed to co opt the promised infusion of American heavies. For the time being, Eaker s arguments with the RAF hierarchy were moot. There would be no American air combat units in the United Kingdom for several months, and then there would not be enough of them to make a dent in Hitler s Fortress Europa for many more months. A Symbolic Commitment between Allies The first VIII Bomber Command unit to arrive in England on May 10, 1942 was the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was equipped with Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress four engine heavy bombers. This was a symbolic commitment, for the 97th had been activated in February 1942 and thus had not had time to be adequately trained to fly combat missions over heavily defended European targets. It would be months before the 97th saw any live action. Around the time the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group became the first nominal combat unit to join Eaker s VIII Bomber Command, Brig. Gen. Frank Monk Hunter arrived in England to establish the headquarters of his VIII Fighter Command, also at High Wycombe. Unlike Eaker, Hunter, a rather flamboyant World War I ace, quickly came to terms with British beliefs and aspirations regarding the employment of forthcoming American fighter groups. The RAF had opted for powerful, short range, point defense fighters that could defend friendly air bases and attack nearby enemy air bases, and its doctrine appeared to have proven itself during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Hunter, who had spent most of his career arguing the point defense case for the U.S. Army s fighters, was eager to augment the British fighter plan. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
The age defying Queen of Pop gave fans a glimpse of how she may have turned out in an alternative life during a rare hangout with sister Melanie, four years her junior. Madge, 61, opened up about their roots when she introduced her 57 year old sibling to fans backstage at her Madame X show. An emotional Madonna said: lsquo;So happy to have in this room right now hellip; my sister Melanie. No one knows better than her what it ''s like to survive our toxic and broken family from Michigan. Come out the other end still sane hellip; and not an alcoholic. '
Full screen 1 12 Read more on:SupercarsMcLarenMercedes Benz The days are shortening and the cold weather is creeping in, so what better time for McLaren to announce the Elva a roofless, windscreen less speedster with an 804bhp version of the 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 usually found in the 720S and the Senna. Crikey.But the Elva isn t the first open cockpit road car that McLaren has put its name to. Don t tell us you d forgotten about the stunning, all out crazy Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss. Of course you hadn t.