A viral tweet claimed that "coming out as Conservative is almost worse than coming out as gay in modern western society ". Here ''s why that ''s not true.
Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest By AuthorIndia Science Wire Jyoti Singh Published: 1st Dec 2019 11:37 pmNew Delhi: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C DAC), an autonomous Scientific Society of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).The MoU is for pursuing cooperation related to upgradation and modernisation of the CSIR TKDL Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and allied platform(s), including advanced technologies such as Big Data Analytics; Artificial Intelligence; mobile applications; Information processing tools, techniques and language technology standardisation covering both Indian and foreign languages.
There are few narratives as compelling as a good mystery, and comic books were founded on such story telling devices. From the heroes of the past like The Shadow to contemporary detectives like Jessica Jones, the noir influenced mystery has existed as a through line across the history of pulp magazines and comic books. The series at the center of this week ''s Comics Watch manages to blend the pulpy sensibilities of the #39;30s with the inclusivity of modern superhero comics. The Black Ghost, a comiXology Original, by writers Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher, and artist George Kambadais, sees the release of its third issue today on the digital comics platform. The five issue series, which got on the radar when The New York Times named it a comic to watch back in August, follows alcoholic, crime reporter Lara Dominguez as she obsessively tracks a masked vigilante known as The Black Ghost. But when a tragedy occurs, Lara ''s life spirals out of control and she finds herself at the center of a larger conspiracy that could either give her new purpose or leave her for dead. What ''s most engaging about The Black Ghost is its central character, Lara. While there are obvious, and what seem to be intentional parallels, between Lara and popular characters like Lois Lane and Jessica Jones, Lara offers her own unique brand of gravitas and personal baggage that make her search for meaning all the more interesting. Lara ''s journey so far is, in many ways, an issue by issue commentary on the evolution of the comic book hero from hard hitting detective to a flawed but well intentioned vigilante, and perhaps, if she survives, an evolution to an inspirational figure ndash; a full on superhero. But this transition isn ''t one that ''s entirely driven by Lara ''s own impulses. She stumbles from role to role in search of an identity, and an attempt to hold onto something, an impossibility for her following the death of her brother and tragic earlier life in Miami. There ''s an interesting tug of war between agency and fate in The Black Ghost. Despite Lara ''s own interests in The Black Ghost, who has become a source of inspiration for her, she is also pulled further into his realm by her cyber informant, Lone, and her night school student, Ernesto. Simultaneously, her boss, her old friend Kelly, and her alcoholism, seek to pull her in other directions. The result is a particularly destructive cocktail befitting a classic gumshoe.
Customs and Border Protection''s move to modernize features on its Electronic Travel System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website, set to begin on Nov. 23, hit a last minute glitch.The new features set for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) portal are aimed at giving applicants more convenience and security as they move through the authorization process, according to CBP.
Image Credit: We live in an age where the fundamentals of life have been changed, where communication is instant, where old ways of doing things are not necessary relevant, and where our interaction can be distorted or magnified through social media and peer pressure.The essence of parenting itself the fundamental relationship between children and their mother and father is facing challenges too, and recent cases from Sharjah point to a need for parents to adapt to new ways of doing things, or at the very least question whether their methodology is best and most suitable to these modern pressures.
Walang sinabi ang DOTr na hindi nito itutuloy ang pagpapatupad ng PUV Modernization Program, the DOTR said in a statement. Ang nabanggit ay kung sakali mang mabigo ang mga operator ng mga lumang jeepney na mag modernize ng kanilang mga unit pagsapit ng July 2020, pansamantala ay pahihintulutan muna sila ng DOTr na makapamasada sa kondisyong papasa ang kanilang mga lumang unit sa roadworthiness test sa ilalim ng technology based Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS), na walang human intervention. Layunin nitong tiyaking ligtas pa rin sa kalsada ang mga lumang modelo ng PUV. If the old jeepneys are deemed roadworthy by the MVIS, its operators will be given a provisional authority (PA) that will be effective for only one year after this period, the jeepneys will have to undergo the MVIS check once more.
Like so many other open source companies, Starburst plans to monetize Presto, which was originally developed at Facebook and open sourced in 2013, by adding a number of enterprise centric features on top, with the obvious focus being security features like role based access control, as well as connectors to enterprise systems like Teradata, Snowflake and DB2, and a management console where users can configure the cluster to auto scale, for example.The Starburst co founders, Justin Borgman and Matt Fuller, previously sold to Teradata their "SQL on Hadoop " company (Hadapt). After their tenure at Teradata, they decided to focus on turning Presto into an enterprise grade service, and, after a few years, they succeeded in hiring Presto founders Dain Sundstrom, Martin Traverso and David Phillips, as well.
CHANDIGARH: Nearly six months after the move to axe 700 fully mature trees for the proposed flyover connecting Zirakpur and Tribune Chowk came under the judicial scanner, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the uprooting of the same, along with the construction process.PANAJI: Cinema is a universal medium that brings people together keeping aside the differences of their social and modern lives, said megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday.
Image Credit: Dubai s Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts will perform a rendition of Mahatma Gandhi s Raghupati Raghav in Arabic and Hindi at their next Music in the Park community event on November 29 at JLT Park.The UAE National Day event will see students of Gems Modern Academy, Dubai perform, as well as more than 50 UAE based artists who will perform Hindustani music and dance such as Bharatanatyam. There will also be live painting by local artists.
Mais alors, Serge Blanco aurait il pu jouer dans ce rugby moderne ? "Je ne sais pas si j aurais r ussi, mais ce dont je suis s r, c est que je suis plus heureux d avoir jou au rugby mon poque ", a assur le finaliste de la Coupe du monde 1987 avec l quipe de France (d faite en finale face la Nouvelle Z lande, ndlr). "Tout est possible par rapport au fait qu on soit initi d une certaine fa on. Je n ai jamais fait de musculation de ma vie, alors que les jeunes joueurs en font maintenant d s 17 ans. Ils sont impr gn s de cette culture. C est une question d habitude ", a poursuivi Serge Blanco, qui a jou l poque o le rugby tait encore amateur (il est pass professionnel en 1995, ndlr). "Le rugby a chang parce qu il va plus vite, les r gles ont chang . Autrefois, les troisi mes lignes montaient et suivaient la progression du ballon en m l e, c tait tr s difficile d attaquer. On se mettait en profondeur, on fixait, on redressait notre course. On trouve toujours des solutions ", a conclu Serge Blanco.
Are Gigantopithecus blacki human relatives?After conducting a new analysis of proteins in tooth enamel, researchers found that this creature is not a close relative of human beings like chimpanzees and bonobos. Instead, the sequences that most resembled Gigantopithecus proteins belonged to modern day Orangutans. The study, published in the journal Nature, also suggested that the giant ape''s lineage with orangutans might have split around 10 to 12 million years ago. The research also noted that an adult Gigantopithecus blacki weighed almost 595 pounds.
It''s often spoken of in hushed whispers by backwater conspiracy theorists who are convinced that it''s a devilish portal to hell. Over 900 deaths have been attributed to it, as well as the disappearances of over 70 ships and aircraft in the last 70 years. But according to modern science, the Triangle is no more deadly than any other location at sea.
Cosmetic line Creer Beaute has been bringing magical girl fans new ways to up their beauty game. Specializing in goods from Sailor Moon and similar titles, the brand is now rolling out a perfume made for the modern Moon Princess.
Key point: Yet Germany was left too destitute to implement its plans. In 1917, even as Germany began to prepare to launch what it expected to be war winning offensives in the Atlantic and in France, its naval architects began to think about the postwar naval balance. Even if Germany could knock out France and Italy as great powers, it could only defeat Britain by applying economic pain, and that pain would end when the guns fell silent. Thus, Germany could look forward to renewed naval competition with the British, and almost certainly the Americans. Accordingly, the Germans developed designs for the advanced battlecruisers and battleships that would have become the new High Seas Fleet if Germany had won the war. Strategic Stage Until mid 1918, Germany expected to win the war, and expected that its future security threats would come primarily from maritime powers, namely the United States and the United Kingdom. Germany would win territorial and political concessions in the east and the west, and might be able to recover some of its colonial territories (or perhaps take some from France and Italy. Consequently, Germany would need a competitive surface fleet in addition to its U boats. The war had slowed capital ship construction in Britain and Germany (although notably not in Japan or the United States), and existing German ships were quickly approaching obsolescence. The only super dreadnoughts immediately available to the Germans would have been the four ships of the Bayern class (in reality, only two of the ships were completed) and the seven battlecruisers of the Mackensen class and Yorck class (of which none were completed). The Bayerns could make twenty one knots, and carried eight 15 guns on a 32,000 ton displacement. Both the Mackensen and Yorck classes were a major step up from the pre war battlecruisers. The Mackensen s carried eight 13.8 guns on a 36,000 ton displacement, with a speed of twenty eight knots, while the Yorcks would have carried eight 15 guns, displaced 38,000 tons, and made twenty seven knots. Against this, the Kaiserliche Marine faced twenty one British super dreadnoughts and four modern battlecruisers, along with another thirteen American super dreadnoughts. Both the British and the Americans threw themselves into post war construction, with the latter planning seven more battleships and six battlecruisers, and the former four battleships and four battlecruisers. Having won the war, Germany would have immediately faced a very threatening maritime environment. The L20e class was the beginning of the solution. Displacing 48,000 tons, the L20e would have carried eight 16.5 guns in four twin turrets and made twenty six knots. The L20e would have been roughly the same size as the proposed British N3 class, which traded three knots of speed for a much heavier main armament (9 18 guns in three triple turrets). The American South Dakotas would also have tipped the scales at 48,000 tons, with a speed of 23 knots, but would have carried twelve 16 guns in four triple turrets. The concentration on speed suggests that the German were prepping for a fast battleship squadron, similar in many ways to that of the Japanese. Japan s Nagato and (planned) Tosa class battleships could make twenty six knots; the successor Kii class would have made nearly thirty. In contrast to the British and American approaches, there was to be little gap between the fast battlecruisers and the slow battleships. Germany s decision on this point may have stemmed from lessons learned in the Battle of Jutland, where its battlecruisers endured enormous punishment while taking limited losses. It is likely a decision that would have paid off down the line; the slow battleships of the USN and RN were notably limited in the Second World War. Wrap In the real world, Germany was beaten, the High Seas Fleet was scuttled at Scapa, and the three great naval powers settled their differences with the Washington Naval Treaty. That treaty sharply limited naval construction, prohibiting the construction of an entire generation of new battleships. It offered a naval holiday that gave the people of the world a much needed rest after several years of bitter conflict. The Washington Naval Treaty was a means of managing competition between recent allies who could foresee conflict on the horizon. Had Germany won the war, relations with both the United States and the United Kingdom would have remained tense. Under these circumstances it is difficult to imagine how Germany would have participated in a multilateral arms control agreement like the Washington Naval Treaty. Having just escaped the Great War (and the influenza that followed it) the world would almost immediately have been thrown into another great naval race. This would have produced an altogether more dangerous world, with four different great powers struggling for maritime dominance. Robert Farley, a frequent contributor to the National Interest, is author of The Battleship Book . He serves as a senior lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. This article first appeared earlier this year. Image: Wikipedia. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Now, Hyundai says the Santa Cruz is finally heading to a production line. Starting in the year 2021, the Santa Cruz will be built at the Korean car manufacturer s Montgomery, Alabama production facility in the US alongside the Santa Fe, Sonata, and Elantra. The addition of the Santa Cruz to the lineup will require a $410 million expansion project.No further details have been provided by the company, but it claims the Santa Cruz will offer everything consumers expect of a modern pickup truck. It s the crossover that creates a whole new segment that successfully combines capability and utility to meet the unspoken needs of a new generation of buyers, especially millennials, Hyundai said in a statement.
As momentum builds in his campaign, Democrat presidential contender Pete Buttigieg has been packing in the crowds with an election pitch that focuses on modernization.The 37 year old Navy veteran and openly gay candidate continued to push his message of fiscal moderation and did not call on voters to wistfully recall the time before President Donald Trump.
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And spoiling your cat doesn''t make you a crazy cat person. If people are paying $125 to get a freaking Casper memory foam bed for their dog, you're allowed to ball out.If you're already planning what to get your cat for the holidays this year (or what to get for the cat person in your life), your fun discovery of the day is that cat trees are way more elaborate than you ever expected.
The US House of Representative on Thursday voted to approve the process to impeach President Donald Trump, the third time in the history of the modern presidency.The 435 member lower chamber of the US Congress passed the measure establishing rules for open hearings and the questioning of witnesses by members and staff by 232 196 votes.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Sunday repeated his comparison of the Trump administration to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler''s Third Reich."There is so much that is resonant of the Third Reich in this administration. Whether it is attempting to ban all people of one religion and saying that Muslims are somehow inherently dangerous or defective or disqualified," O'Rourke said. "Outside of Nazi Germany, it is hard for me to find another modern democracy that had the audacity to say something like this and then this idea from Goebbels and Hitler that the bigger the lie and the more often you repeat it, the more likely people are to believe it. That is Donald Trump to a tee."