Spotlight on Oscar Docs: “How to Survive a Plague”

first_imgUncategorizedSpotlight on Oscar Docs: “How to Survive a Plague”A tale of perseverance, advocacy, street theater, and angerBy Sean Fitz-Gerald – February 22, 2013397ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThe late 1980s and early ’90s gave rise to a horrifying epidemic, one that snatched away the lives of millions and had no immediate or effective cure. Greenwich Village in New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS pandemic – and the activists who banded together to fight it. The latter are the subjects of filmmaker David France’s Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague. At the onset of the disease there was no successful treatment for AIDS, making it nearly 100 percent fatal. Widespread panic led to a spate of anti-gay rhetoric, and some hospitals turned away the dying. Fighting for their lives, patients took matters into their own hands. They created the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, better known as ACT UP, and later, the Treatment Action Group, (TAG). How to Survive a Plague follows both organizations as they struggle to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable disease.The rallying cry “ACT UP, fight back, fight AIDS” rings out during France’s two-hour opus, which is spliced with previously unseen archival footage (overlaid with haunting time stamps) that chronicles the struggle to increase research and change policy. The movie centers on the efforts of a handful of generals in the plainclothes war: Bob Rafsky, Peter Staley, Mark Harrington, Jim Eigo, and Larry Kramer, among others. Near the end, France reveals who among the characters has survived. The prolonged sleight of hand has a heart-wrenching payoff, one that makes Staley’s tear-ridden musing, “Like any war, you wonder why you came home,” tug at all the right emotional and intellectual strings.Though it’s difficult to see the war on AIDS as having a happy ending, protease inhibitors – legalized and distributed because of ACT UP’s efforts – turned the disease around, a shocking and welcome reversal known as the “Lazarus effect.” How to Survive a Plague reminds us that the work is not yet done. More than two million people die from AIDS every year because they can’t afford meds. The tireless, decades-long tubthumping left a legacy of brotherhood and coalition-building for future generations. France’s narrative is in many ways a paean to persistence. As Kramer says, “It’s the proudest achievement that the gay population of this world can ever claim.” TAGSAIDSDavid FranceDocumentaryHow to Survive a PlagueL.A. CultureMovieOscarsPrevious articleOscar Nominees: Here’s What Your Stylist Won’t Tell YouNext articleHow to Break a B—- and Other Lessons in Female FriendshipSean Fitz-Gerald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Reagans Used the Tools of Hollywood to Craft a Political Narrative–and Pave the Way for Today’s Conservative Media CircusFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.The Story of the Go-Go’s Is Finally Being Told in a Way that Does It Justicelast_img read more

Here’s What’s Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in January

first_imgTVHere’s What’s Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in JanuaryThe streaming service giveth and the streaming service taketh awayBy Marielle Wakim – December 21, 2015500ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIn the exciting gains corner: It’s a Ben Stiller one-two punch: first, the vastly underrated 2004 comedy Along Came Polly, which also spotlights one of Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s best performances; second, 2000’s Meet The Parents, which forever seared the concept of milking Robert DeNiro into our minds. As if that weren’t enough, we’re also getting the final season of Parks and Rec and the new original Chelsea Handler series Chelsea Does.In the tragic losses corner: Speaking of Ben Stiller, get in one last viewing of Zoolander (2001) before it’s too late. A slew of beloved animated films—including Dumbo (1941), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Pocahontas (1995), The Aristocats (1970), The Fox and the Hound (1981), The Great Mouse Detective (1986), and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)—are also on the outs. Here’s a full list of what you can expect to see (and not see) on Netflix next month.Coming SoonJanuary 12 Fast 2 Furious (2003)Along Came Polly (2004)American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success (2015)Angry Birds Toons: Season 1Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)Catwoman (2004)The Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills: Season 1Constantine (2005)Forensic Files: Collection 2Friday Night Tykes: Season 1-2The Good Road (2013)House of Wax (2005)How to Change the World (2015)Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)Intolerable Cruelty (2003)Journey to Le Mans (2014)Loins of Punjab (2007)Meet the Fockers (2004)Meet the Parents (2000)Nanny McPhee (2006)Piku (2015)Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005)Pride and Prejudice (2005)The Rundown (2003)Shout Gladi Gladi (2015)Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (2009)Something New (2006)Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me (2014)Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle: Season 3Swordfish (2001)The Tale of Despereaux (2008)Under Arrest: Season 1: “Put Some Clothes On”We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)The Wedding Date (2005)The Whole Ten Yards (2004)January 230 for 30: Four Falls of BuffaloI’ll Have What Phil’s Having: Season 1January 3Sofia the First: Season 2January  4Blunt Force Trauma (2015)Training Day (2001)January  5It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 10New Girl: Season 4January  8Adult World (2014)Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINALTom Segura: Mostly Stories (2015) — NETFLIX ORIGINALJanuary  10Dos Hermanos (2010)El Hombre de al Lado (2009)Esperando La Carroza (1985)The Marziano Family (2011)Rosario Tijeras (2005)Un Oso Rojo (2002)January 11Littlest Pet Shop: Season 4January  12The Ladykillers (2004)January 13Parks and Recreation: Season 7January 14The Testimony (2015)January  15Degrassi: The Next Class: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINALThe Last Five Years (2015)Moonwalkers (2015)Occupied (2015)The Overnight (2015)Sirens: Season 2January  16Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)January  17Z Nation: Season 2January  19Curve (2015)January  20Drone (2014)January  21When Calls the Heart: Season 2January  22Sharknado 3 (2015)January  23Chelsea Does (2016) — NETFLIX ORIGINALJanuary  25From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 2Turbo Kid (2015)January  28Frozen Planet (2011)Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice (2011)Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey (2011)The Making of Frozen Planet (2012)January  29Ever After High: Dragon Games — NETFLIX ORIGINALJanuary  31Words and Pictures (2013)Say GoodbyeJanuary 1A Clockwork Orange (1971)Almost Famous (2000)American Psycho (2000)American Psycho 2 (2002)The Bourne Identity (2002)The Bourne Supremacy (2004)Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Coach Carter (2005)Conan the Barbarian (1982)Corpse Bride (2005)Coyote Ugly (2000)Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1Four Brothers (2005)Gladiator (2000)The Graduate (1967)Grandma’s Boy (2006)Harriet the Spy (1996)Heartbreakers (2001)The Hours (2002)The Italian Job (2003)Jackass: The Movie (2002)Jerry Maguire (1996)Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)The Longest Yard (2005)The Machinist (2004)Max Steel: Seasons 1-2Million Dollar Baby (2004)Mission: Impossible (1996)Mission: Impossible II (2000)The Patriot (2000)Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)Rambo: First Blood (1982)Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)Rambo III: Ultimate Edition (1988)The Rescuers (1977)Risky Business (1983)Rocky (1976)Rocky II (1979)Rocky III (1982)Rocky IV (1985)Rocky V (1990)Rosemary’s Baby (1968)Serpico (1973)Sesame Street: Animals and Nature: Season 1Sesame Street: Classics: Vol. 1-2Sesame Street: Cookie and Friends: Season 1Sesame Street: Creativity and Imagination: Season 1Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends: Season 1Sesame Street: Everyday Moments: Season 1Sesame Street: Music and Dance: Season 1Sesame Street: Numbers and Letters: Season 1The Sum of All Fears (2002)There Will Be Blood (2007)Trading Places (1983)Trekkies (1999)The Virgin Suicides (1999)Zoolander (2001)January  4Dumbo (1941)James and the Giant Peach (1996)Pocahontas (1995)The Aristocats (1970)The Fox and the Hound (1981)The Great Mouse Detective (1986)The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)The Rescuers Down Under (1990)The Tigger Movie (2000)January  8The Lying Game: Season 2January  14Bad Ink: Season 1Beyond Scared Straight!: Seasons 4-5Dance Moms: CollectionDuck Dynasty: CollectionHoarders: CollectionIntervention: CollectionPawn Stars: CollectionStorage Wars: CollectionThe Kennedys: Season 1 TAGSNetflixPrevious article13 Outstanding New Year’s Eve PartiesNext articleSlide Show: Four Finalists Selected for the Redesign of Pershing SquareMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORAfter Its Surprise Cancelation 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Long-suffering RBS’s troubles set to come to an end this year

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What’s on in Laois this Easter Bank Holiday weekend

first_imgHome What’s On What’s on in Laois this Easter Bank Holiday weekend What’s On By Alan Hartnett – 18th April 2019 Brought to you by Laois TourismIt’s a long weekend and that means it’s a busy one. There is lots of family fun with egg hunts in Portlaoise and Timahoe, the Woodland Steam Train is running in Stradbally woods on Sunday and Monday and egg painting in Abbeyleix.Cultural Fusion, our newest festival, ran by Voice of Migrants guarantees to be a spectacle of colour, fun and entrainment on Saturday night.Christy Moore plays a sold out gig in the Midlands Park Hotel on Friday and Portlaoise Tradfest runs from 5pm Friday with the best of Irish music and craic, all in support of the Klobe Special School.As usual there are lots of guided walks and live music to keep us entertained all weekend.THURSDAY APRIL 18 Egg Painting Workshops Abbeyleix Playground is going to be eggciting on Thursday between 10am and 3pm. Abbeyleix Heritage house are running a pop in egg painting workshop.The weather is looking good so why not get the kids outdoors and messy with paint with none of the clean up. It costs €3 per child and there is no need to book.FRIDAY APRIL 19Easter Egg Hunt Family Fun DayFun-filled afternoon of Easter Egg hunting, face painting, arts and crafts, games and more will take place in Togher Woods this Friday. This fun packed day is organised by Portlaoise Family Resource Centre.The cost is €10 per family and the egg hunt runs from 12pm-2pm. The price includes tea and coffee, juice and an Easter egg per child! Pre-Booking is Essential by calling Portlaoise Family Resource Centre on 0578686153.Portlaoise Tradfest Enjoy an evening of Top Class Trad music and Irish Dancing at Lilly’s Bar Portlaoise on Good Friday, April 19th. There will be super music from The Buggy Boys, The Crooked Jacks, The Finns and Gypsy Davy to name a few, with lots more acts to be confirmed.The event kicks off at 5pm and runs until late. All proceeds go to Kolbe Special School so you get a great night out and support a great cause at the same time. It truly is a Good Friday.Martin Angolo & Keith Fox: A Night Of Stand Up ComedyKavanagh’s Comedy Club brings you a great night of stand-up comedy from two of the country’s best up and coming comedians.Fresh from playing to full houses at the Edinburgh Fringe they bring their new shows on tour in Ireland for the first time. Martin Angolo is an award winning comedian, having written comedy for BBC and RTE radio.With his one liners and silly observations he is a regular at every comedy festival in Ireland and tours regularly worldwide. A charming and energetic performer, Keith’s clever material and joyous comedy have made him a regular across the Irish comedy club and festival scene over the past 5 years.Tickets are €10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Gig begins at 8.30pmChristy MooreMidlands Park Hotel hosts the infamous Christy Moore this weekend. Christy is one of Ireland’s most important and influential artists and with a career that spans over 40 amazing years and 30 albums.The gig is sold out and a waiting list is in place for any cancellations. For more see midlandsparkhotel.comChoonsFrom the MANIACS who brought you ‘Smash Hits’ & ‘oldskool’, choons! are a new live group that perform an energetic show full of classic nightclub anthems & euphoric dancefloor bangers from the modern dance music revolution.This is a perfect way to kick off an long weekend. The gig begins at 9pm in Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue. Tickets are €14.50 and are available on EventbriteSATURDAY APRIL 20th Easter Egg Hunt TimahoeHeritage Centre Based Around The Village Green & The Round Tower – Solve The Riddle, Find The Egg! Adults Can Enjoy A Cuppa & There’s An Easter Egg For All Participants.Booking Essential €5 Per Child/ €15 For A Family Of 4 11am Mary @ 087 234 3616 Or Anne @ 087 947 7362.Forest RunSt Michaels AC are holding a Good Friday 8km run from 6pm. Register in Emo Community Centre from 4.30. The 8km run will take you through the lovely surroundings of Emo Court. Entry is €10.Cultural Fusion Festival Experience other cultures through this family-friendly event, with singing and traditional dancing from Lithuania, Zimbabwe, Ireland, and Nigeria, A fashion show, spoken word and poem.This wonderful event is one to promote the spirit of integration and unity in Laois and an opportunity for all to experience the rich cultures of other countries. There will also be exhibition of visual arts and Zambian traditional food.Micheal Chanda will spice the event with his unique African Drumming. African puff-puff and other Finger foods will be served. If you saw the Voice of Migrant’s group in the Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade you will know the colour, theatrics and overall energy and vibrancy this group brings.This event is also an opportunity to help people living in Direct Provision. If you cannot make the event, you can kindly buy a ticket for someone living in Direct Provision or any marginalised individual who needs to get out and socialise.The event is running in The Killeshin Hotel from 7pm -1am Tickets are € 10 and for details on how to book or donate a ticket see facebook.com/Voice-Of-Migrants.2112 – Performing the music of Rush Ireland’s premier Rush tribute band, 2112, will bring a spectacular audio-visual rock experience to Kavanagh’s Bar & Venue. Tickets are € 19 and the gig begins at 9:30pm. For tickets see www.ticketweb.ieSUNDAY APRIL 21st Stradbally Woodland RailwayOne of our absolute local gems is back running this weekend. The steams trains are running at the Stradbally Woodland Railway on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 21st and 22nd from 12-4pm both days.Experience a family day out with a difference in the beautiful forests of Stradbally Hall which are in full bloom for spring and savour the experience of one of the last real working steam trains in the country.Tickets are priced at €3 for children, €7 for adults with children under 5 free! Remember, your ticket is valid all day so why not pack a picnic or take a walk locally and come back and use the train over the day to the delight of both children and adults.The Burner, The Bun & O HanlonSheeran’s Pub is always guaranteed for a great session and Easter Sunday is of no exception. Three of Ireland’s finest musicians take to the stage to play a mix of Cajun, Country, Tex Mex, Trad & more.Renowned button accordionist and TG4’s 2013 Gradm Ceoil Dermot Byrne, together with country music legend Brendan Quinn and the illustrious Tyrone guitarist Pete O’Hanlon, join forces for what is sure to be the sessions of all sessions. The gig begins at 7pm and tickets are €20 and can be bought by calling 086 807 8842The Valves The Valves are back in Kavanagh’s Bar & Venue for another great live music gig. They are a versatile, professional, three piece cover band that play a non-typical blend of covers spanning the last 60 years. There is no cover charge and the gig kicks off at 9.30pm. For more see www.kavanaghsportlaoise.comSlieve Bloom Guided Walk The Slieve Bloom Walking Club’s next guided walk is the White Horse Falls/ Clear Lake Walk. This walk is a Grade A 12km walk and takes 4-5 hours so is suited for seasoned walkers. Meeting point is at Mountrath Cattle Mart at 11am. €5 per walk or €20 annual membership (€30 for family). For more information see www.slievebloom.ie.The Electrix live at The Forge The Electrix play The Anvil Inn Easter Sunday and always entertain The Electrix are born to entertain and always draw a great crowd. The gig begins at 10pm and there is no cover charge.MONDAY APRIL 22Guided tour and wild plant walk at Ballykilcavan Farm & BreweryA guided walking tour of a working farm & Brewery that’s been in the same family for almost 400 years. Join us for a fabulous Easter Monday afternoon with all the family.Enjoy a guided walking tour of the farm which has been in the same family for almost 400 years.The current owner, David Walsh-Kemmis, will tell the stories of the farm while Julie Smyth from Wild Food Kildare will do a guided wild plant walk of the nearby woodland and walled garden.Don’t leave without a chance to sample some fabulous Ballykilcavan craft beers or a hot cup of tea/coffee and a bun. Appropriate farm footwear is essential and the cost is €10 with children going free. The tour runs from 2pm-4pm and tickets can be book at dunamise.ieSlieve Bloom Guided WalkThe Slieve Bloom Walking Club’s next guided walk is the Kinnitty Fearbreague Walk. This walk is a Grade A 10km walk and takes 4 hours so is suited to seasoned walkers. Meeting point is at Kinnitty Community Centre at 1pm. €5 per walk or €20 annual membership (€30 for family). For more information see www.slievebloom.ie.The MacGiolla Phadraig Way WalkThe MacGiolla Phadraig Way walk is a 17Km, grade A walk from Durrow to Gathabawn in Co Kilkenny. The walk takes you through some beautiful countryside with breath taking views.Starting from Chapel Carpark, Kilkenny Road, Durrow at 12 noon. Transport will leave Gathabawn at 11.15 sharp and will be available throughout the day for an additional cost of €5. Refreshments will be served afterwards in Mackey’s Bar, Gathabawn. Registration is at 12 noon and the walk cost €5TransmitterKavanagh’s Bar & Venue host’s Transmitters annual EasterMonday Pilgrimage to Portlaoise. Come along and enjoy a great evening to round off the long weekend. There is no cover charge and the gig begins at 7pm. For more see www.kavanaghsportlaoise.comIf you would like to have something included in our What’s On Guide email us on [email protected] or call 057 8670722SEE ALSO – Laois bride-to-be pulls out all the stops on Hen weekend Pinterest GAA Pinterest Facebook TAGSWhat’s On WhatsApp Previous articleLaois man makes New York Times headlines for being first Irish marathon runner home with dog CactusNext articleExcitement is in the air as new Laois rose set to be crowned this weekend Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results What’s on in Laois this Easter Bank Holiday weekend WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

TSX adds ETF listings, providers

first_img The ETF sector on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has reached a record high of approximately $150 billion in assets under management (AUM), as of April 30, Toronto-based TMX Group Ltd. announced on Thursday.In the first four months of the year, the exchange added 35 new ETF listings, and three new fund firms — Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc., Brompton Funds Limited and Scotia Global Asset Management —  to its roster of ETF providers, which now totals 28 firms. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Companies Toronto Stock Exchange exchange-traded funds, woman with tablet wrightstudio/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Between the growing number of ETF providers, net inflows into the sector, and market gains, total AUM of the ETFs listed on the TSX has more than doubled over the past five years/“The ETF sector is experiencing unprecedented growth as Canadians continue to choose these innovative products as a means of diversifying their investment portfolios,” said Loui Anastasopoulos, president, capital formation, at the TMX Group, in a statement.last_img read more

Concerns over European Union in Oxford EU-wide survey

first_imgConcerns over European Union in Oxford EU-wide survey Nearly half of Europeans say EU has mishandled the vaccine roll out.Europeans say free movement has more costs than benefits.44% say they have not personally benefitted from free movement.Just two in ten older Europeans think the EU has handled the COVID-19 vaccine programme well, according to an eupinions poll conducted for an Oxford research team led by Professor Timothy Garton Ash.According to the report, Europe Today and Tomorrow: What Europeans Want, based on a March 2021 poll of 13,601 people, conducted in the 27 member states and the UK, it provides ‘mixed reading’ for the EU. It states, ‘Respondents generally support greater integration of the Union and are in favour of the EU taking action on issues such as employment and economic redistribution.’45% of those surveyed say they believe the vaccine roll out has been handled badly and only 25% say it has been handled well. But…more than half of those aged 50-69 say it has been fairly or very badly handledIn total, 45% of those surveyed say they believe the vaccine roll out has been handled badly and only 25% say it has been handled well. But concerns increase in line with age and more than half of those aged 50-69 say it has been fairly or very badly handled.The report states, ‘There is clear dissatisfaction with the EU’s distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and many respondents agree that freedom of movement has brought more costs than benefits for their country.’Some 44% of those surveyed, report not having personally benefited from freedom of movement. And 37% of all those surveyed say it has brought more costs than benefits for their country, with just 32% disagreeing. But there were wide national differences, with almost half of French respondents thinking that freedom of movement has had more costs than benefits. This compared with 40% in Germany, 39% in the Netherlands and just 28% of respondents from Poland. The report comments, ‘Perhaps not a surprising finding, given so many Poles have benefitted from free movement.’Seven in ten say they identify as Europeans (as well as having other identities). But here again national differences are revealed, with some 86% of Polish and 84% of Spanish agreeing with this, compared with 60% of French and 63% of Italians.More than 60% thought the EU should take more decisions about employment and social protection because of the threat posed by automation to jobsParticipants were also asked if taxpayers in richer states should contribute more to the EU budget than currently – ‘to ensure a minimum standards of living across all member states’. Some 66% of Spanish support such measures, while 40% of Germans back more taxes. But more than 60% thought the EU should take more decisions about employment and social protection because of the threat posed by automation to jobs.Although there was significant support for greater integration, with 28% backing this, there was just 13% support for a single European government. This was only slightly ahead of the percentage who said the EU should no longer exist. But more over 50s thought it should no longer exist compared with the number who thought there should be a single government. As with many questions, French respondents were more hardline – with 15% saying they would like the EU no longer to exist.Although there was significant support for greater integration, with 28% backing this, there was just 13% support for a single European governmentMeanwhile, the top priority for new border guards, according to those survey, should be to, ‘Prevent unlawful entry to the EU.‘The second priority should be to fight cross border crime and terrorism and just 12% of older respondents thought new border guards should ensure the safety of those attempting to enter the EU.This is the fourth in a series of eupinions polls conducted for the Europe’s Stories project of the Dahrendorf Programme, based at the European Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford.An interim report, with recommendations to the EU written by young Europeans based at Oxford, will be published later this year. /University Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:employment, EU, Europe, european, European Union, French, Germany, Government, Netherlands, Oxford, participants, Poland, Polish, spanish, terrorism, UK, university, University of Oxfordlast_img read more

NASA selects LASP-led IMPACT center to conduct dust-related research

first_imgAbout Leadership Features & News NASA selects LASP-led IMPACT center to conduct dust-related research Events & Seminars Publications CU Students at LASP Jobs LASP Tours Address & Directions Visitor Information Contact Acknowledgments Giving to LASP Scholarships and Fellowships LASP Staff Personnel Pages LASP in the News Related Links NASA announcementIMPACT home pageCU Boulder Physics departmentCU Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences departmentNASA SSERVI At the core of IMPACT faciilities is 3 MV linear electrostatic dust accelerator which is used for a variety of impact research activities as well as calibrating dust instruments for space applications. The dust accelerator is equipped with a 3 MV Pelletron generator capable of accelerating micron and submicron particles of various materials to velocities exceeding 100 km/s. (Courtesy LASP)NASA has selected eight teams to collaborate on research into the intersection of space science and human space exploration as part of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). Among the teams is the CU Boulder and LASP-led Institute for Modeling Plasmas, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT). The IMPACT center, led by LASP scientist and CU Boulder professor of physics, Mihály Horányi, is an international collaboration that includes partners from the CU Boulder departments of physics and aerospace engineering sciences, LASP, and the Colorado School of Mines. The focus of IMPACT center research is the dusty plasma environments around the moon and other airless bodies in the solar system.IMPACT deputy director, Tobin Munsat, also a physics professor at CU Boulder, described the diversity of the group’s projects: “The IMPACT program includes a whole range of experiments, theory, and simulations of plasma, dust, and surface interactions. We look at high-speed impacts using the CU dust accelerator, we have experiments on dust mobilization and transport, we investigate the accessibility of water deposits at the lunar poles, and we have simulations of the basic physical processes, which drive these phenomena at the lunar surface.”Originally awarded funding through the NASA Lunar Science Institute in 2009, the IMPACT team will continue to use its world-class dust accelerator to measure micron-sized dust impacts in icy regolith. The accelerator has been used to conduct research on dust particles since February 2011 and has measured dust at speeds up to 115.4 km/sec (or 258,142 mph).With the new five-year, $3.75 million award, IMPACT scientists and engineers will also develop hardware to determine secondary particle generation and examine how that hardware degrades over time. IMPACT will use laboratory experiments to help validate theories of dust and volatile mobility and modeling efforts being completed by other SSERVI teams.“This kind of work is especially important right now, with NASA’s renewed emphasis on missions to the moon, but our work helps us understand bodies all over the solar system,” Munsat added.Based and managed at Ames, SSERVI was created in 2014 as an expansion of the NASA Lunar Science Institute. It supports scientific and human exploration research at potential future human exploration destinations under the guiding philosophy that exploration and science enable each other. SSERVI members include academic institutions, non-profit research institutes, commercial companies, NASA centers and other government laboratories.The new teams, announced by NASA on June 28, will join four current SSERVI teams to conduct fundamental and applied research about the moon, near Earth asteroids, as well as the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos and their near space environments. Work will take place in cooperation with U.S and international partners.“The discoveries these teams make will be vital to our future exploration throughout the solar system with robots and humans,” said Lori Glaze, director of the Planetary Science Division in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Tags: Aerospace Engineering Sciences, AES, Colorado School of Mines, CU-Boulder, IMPACT, Lori Glaze, Lunar Science Institute, Mihaly Horanyi, NASA, Physics, Science Mission Directorate, SSERVI, Tobin Munsat Posted July 1st, 2019 last_img read more

Police arrest residential burglary suspects

first_imgIn all, the Santa Monica Police Department arrested three suspects for residential burglary. The Santa Monica Police Department encourages anyone with information pertaining to this any crime to share that information by calling 310-458-8451 The suspects abandoned their vehicle and fled into the residential neighborhood in the area 11th Street and Michigan Avenue. A perimeter was quickly established, and a search was conducted for the suspects. One suspect was immediately apprehended, and two additional suspects were located in the area nearby.  Submitted by Lieutenant Joseph A. CortezTags :crimesmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentYear in Review Part 1: MarchTrump’s legacy: He changed the presidency, but will it last?You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours ago During the initial police response to the call, a traffic collision involving two police vehicles occurred at 11th Street and Pico Boulevard.  Two officers sustained injuries and were transported to UCLA-Westwood with non-life-threatening injuries.  HomeFeaturedPolice arrest residential burglary suspects Dec. 27, 2020 at 8:39 amFeaturedNewsPolice arrest residential burglary suspectsGuest Author6 months agocrimesmpd At 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, the Santa Monica Police Department responded to an in-progress residential burglary involving multiple suspects. Details of the call indicated the residents were inside at the time of the burglary, which was in the 2400 block of 26th Street in Santa Monica.  Responding officers arrived on scene and observed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle; however, the vehicle failed to yield to the officers and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. last_img read more

Microsoft affirms mobile commitment

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Microsoft affirms mobile commitment Related LumiaMicrosoftSurfaceWindows AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 APR 2016 Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Previous ArticleUberMoto launches in Vietnam, kicks off price warNext ArticleApple Pay yet to offer “meaningful” revenue despite 1M adds per week Author Sony, Microsoft unveil latest joint AI playcenter_img Devices Microsoft was forced to reiterate its support for the mobile market, following continued questions about its attitude to this sector.A memo from Terry Myerson, EVP of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group, was published by Windows Central, in which it was asserted that “it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years”.“We have a device roadmap to support that from Microsoft as well as our OEM partners, who will also be selling an expanded lineup of phone devices based on this platform,” he continued.Microsoft’s mobile efforts hardly merited a mention at the company’s recent Build developer conference, with The Verge reporting that Myerson had said that smartphones are “not the core” of the focus in the immediate future.The company’s mobile devices unit is also in freefall.The real challenge for Microsoft is that while its Windows 10 platform is gaining traction in terms of PCs and tablets, the company has no real presence in smartphones at all. This means it is not addressing the largest and most important segment of the market.This is also a challenge for its developer proposition. While the company is pushing application compatibility across devices, the lack of a significant mobile presence will deter developers primarily looking at mobile first.Microsoft is looking to address this through tools intended to enable developers to bring apps from other platforms easily, while also making its own apps and services available cross-platform to extend its reach.While Myerson’s missive does assert there will be a future for Windows 10 in the mobile market, it is notably lacking in detail. The company unveiled a Lumia device early in February, but has remained quiet since then, including at Mobile World Congress shortly after.It has been suggested that it could be the last to wear the Lumia badge.Microsoft has previously said it will focus its mobile efforts on the high-end and business markets, adopting a similar model to its Surface tablet line – which after a bumpy start has grown into a robust business.But Windows Central suggests the “Surface Phone” will not come until April next year, alongside an updated Windows 10 build. This would leave Microsoft’s mobile efforts on hiatus for a significant period of time. Tags Steve Costello Google taps retail with NYC store Microsoft, SKT set date for 5G cloud gaming launchlast_img read more

UPDATED: Governor Says Budget Numbers Back His Prediction

first_imgHELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Wednesday that the latest revenue figures show his budget projections were right all along and that Republican lawmakers deflated the figure to justify steeper cuts.A Republican leader countered that the GOP didn’t want to spend more even if it had believed more money would be coming in.Last week, legislative fiscal analysts reported state tax collections for the year are about $70 million higher than predicted.All through the legislative session that ended in April, Schweitzer sparred with GOP leaders and legislative staffers over a revenue prediction he argued would come in higher than they were projecting — as it did. Schweitzer said revenue collected through tax season shows his rosier prediction for Montana was right all along.He accused the GOP of using an artificially low figure in order to push an ideological desire to cut services.“When you say something you know to be false that’s deceit. And when that deceit creates financial hardship, that is fraud,” Schweitzer said. “The money was there all along, and we said so all along.”Schweitzer said cuts from the Republican-led Legislature will mean increased college tuition and higher local property taxes to cover less state support for schools.Helena Republican state Sen. Dave Lewis said Republicans had no appetite to spend more money even had they adopted the higher revenue projection sought by Schweitzer all along. He said Republicans did not know revenue would come in higher, as it did.“The bottom line is that the governor wanted to spend more money. I am not so sure that even if we had known the money was there the majority party would be in favor of increased spending,” Lewis said.Schweitzer brought up the 2012 elections, making it clear part of his reason for drawing the distinction is to make it clear voters have a say in choosing sides.“We are going to have an opportunity to review the leadership of these Republicans with their fraud and deceit,” the governor said.The governor said he would not be calling a special session in order to ask lawmakers to appropriate the increased funding. Instead, Schweitzer said he would be looking for ways in his administration to use the extra money in ways he is allowed and that make sense.The governor said he was “100 percent” certain that Montana, with $366 million now in the bank, would not run into a deficit situation over the two year budget period that starts July 1.“If an asteroid hits earth, then all bets are off,” Schweitzer said. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more