Image Magazine: Spring 2019

first_imgReddIt Facebook TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Former Fort Worth, TCU Police Department officer dies of COVID-19 and on-duty injury complications TCU 360 Staff ReddIt + posts TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ printIn this issue:Cherub: Champagne ShowersA look into the unsuspecting role of typography in the future of fashionIs neon the new black?And more… TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years center_img TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Facebook TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleMen’s tennis swept in singles, fall to No. 4 TexasNext articleThe road to opioid abuse: Prescription drugs TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Linkedin Linkedin Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduateslast_img read more

Law-breaking court sentences journalist to two years

first_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chad ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned News December 1, 2020 Find out more Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad RSF_en Crédit photo: http://tchadinfos.com/ Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the two-year jail term that a local radio station manager received this week in Moundou, the capital of the Logone Occidental region in southern Chad. The sentence violates Chad’s media law. Receive email alertscenter_img November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports October 7, 2020 Find out more to go further Sylver Beindé Bessandé, the manager of Moundou-based community radio Nada FM and correspondent of N’Djamena-based FM Liberté, was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 100,000 CFA francs (152 euros) on charges of contempt of court and undermining judicial authority. He is now detained in Moundou prison. The charge was brought against Bessandé on 9 June for broadcasting a municipal councillor’s irate reaction outside the courthouse after receiving a suspended six-month jail sentence in a legal dispute between him and the head of the Moundou city hall administration. He accused the judges of “skulduggery.” Bessandé’s lawyer, Boniface Mouandilmadji, told RSF that the proceedings against his client were “riddled with irregularities” and that “the defence rights were flouted.” He said Bessandé was tried under the criminal code when he should have been tried under the media law (Law No. 17 of 2010), which does not provide for jail sentences. Moreover, it was impossible to know who filed the complaint against Bessandé (as the relevant document was missing from the case file) and the charges were changed at the last moment to include undermining judicial authority, which gave the defence no time to prepare a response. His lawyer intends to appeal. “This journalist’s prison sentence violates Chadian law and raised questions about the justice system’s independence,” RSF said. “We urge the judicial authorities to quash this sentence and free him at once. All the legal and regulatory instruments needed to guarantee the freedom to inform already exist in Chad. They just need to be used wisely.” Targeting Moundou’s media This is not the first time that Nada FM has been subjected to threats and intimidation by the local authorities because of its outspoken coverage. On 23 January, Bessandé and the representatives of two other privately-owned radio stations, Kar-Urba and Bonne Nouvelle, were summoned to police headquarters in Moundou, where they found themselves facing the heads of the police, gendarmerie, homeland security and intelligence services. They accused the journalists of being too critical of the methods of the security services and local governance, and threated to close their media outlets. This intimidation attempt was criticized at the time by Logone Occidental’s governor and the High Council for Communication (HCC), which has sole responsibility for regulating the media in Chad. The HCC itself gave Nada FM a formal warning in April 2016 just because it had broadcast the comments of a parliamentary representative of an opposition party, the Chad Convention for Peace and Development (CTPD). Chad is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation News News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa June 22, 2017 Law-breaking court sentences journalist to two yearslast_img read more

DSNews Webcast: Thursday 2/20/2014

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago RE/MAX released its National Housing Report for the month of January, noting a 26.9 percent drop in home sales. According to the report, sales were down 7.1 percent from January last year. The median home price declined over the month as well, falling 6.3 percent to $173,475. Yearly figures for home prices remained on the rise, with 45 of 52 observed markets reporting year-over-year home price gains.On a state level, a few markets are experiencing inventories that are far below the national average. RE/MAX found the lowest home supply inventory was in Denver, Colorado, which only had a 1.1 month supply of homes. The state of California had the next two lowest home inventory supplies, with San Francisco holding a scant 1.4 month inventory and Los Angeles holding a mere 2.5 month supply.In a report released Tuesday, data from the S&P Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices revealed a decline in default rates during the month of January. The national composite rate was 1.34 percent, down marginally from the December rate of 1.35 percent. The default rate for first mortgages was 1.26 percent, down from 1.27. The default rate for second mortgages was .72 percent, down from .76 percent in December. February 20, 2014 511 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Increased Inventory Slows Home Value Growth Next: Brock & Scott Acquires Georgia Law Firm Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2014-02-20 DSNews Sign up for DS News Daily Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agocenter_img Home / Featured / DSNews Webcast: Thursday 2/20/2014 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago DSNews Webcast: Thursday 2/20/2014 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: DSNews  Print This Post in Featured, Media, Webcasts Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Trail Mix – September 2018

first_img Embed Audio PlayerSammy BrueDown With DesperationUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 2:29 3:34 Shy Of Shameless Chad Elliott And The Redemptions My Blue Ridge Mountain Home Tyler Grant & Robin Kessinger 4:46 3:01 Cold Night The Last Bison 5:09 3:27 2:24 3:02 4:18 Drink From The Bottle The Lark And The Loon Nerva And Dumbo Robert Walter’s 20th Congress Liza Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton 3:04 More Lovin’ Mandy Barnett 3:25 Salim Nourallah, a Dallas based singer/songwriter, has taken a bit of an unconventional approach as he prepares to share his latest release, Somewhere South of Sane, with the world.Nourallah has been introducing fans, new and old alike, to a song per day via various social platforms during the lead up to the September 28th release of the new double album. Trail Mix is excited to be involved, as the launch of our September mix marks the debut of Nourallah’s “Whiteheart.”Regarding the song, Nourallah offers that it embodies his approach to his new record.“It hangs in the air, as if it’s been suspended in outer space. I challenge you, sweet listener, to find the beat. Listen as closely as you wish. There isn’t one. This is the song in which I fully embrace and accept that Somewhere South of Sane has nothing at all to do with dropping or relying on beats. In fact, you can even call it my anti-beat record, if you’d like. I didn’t deliberately set out to make a drum-free record, though. It just turns out that the kind of songs I’d been writing over the past three years didn’t strike me as calling out for them.”Trail Mix is happy to be a part of this ambitious plan to bring listeners each and every song on Somewhere South of Sane. To keep up with the release of the rest of the album’s tracks, be sure to follow Salim Nourallah on Twitter.Lots of other good stuff awaits on this month’s Trail Mix. Check out brand new tunes from Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Sammy Brue, Mandy Barnett, Malcolm Holcombe,  The Cody Sisters Band, Nobody’s Girl, Brother Reverend, decker., Nate Smith, Chad Elliot & The Redemptions, Benjamin Jason Douglas, Thomas Cassell, Wes Charlton, Tyler Grant & Robin Kessinger, Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton, The Lark & The Loon, Eddie Heinzelman, and Bob Bradshaw.Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog this month,too. Chats with The Last Bison, Tyler Grant, and Wes Charlton are on deck.And did you like what you hear? If you did – even if it was just one track – get out there and buy some of this music. Grab a concert ticket or a tee shirt. Show these tremendous artists who make Trail Mix what it is each and every month a little love and support. They will certainly appreciate it. 5:12 4:30 Another Hand Brother Reverend 3:50 5:23 Track 5 Comeback Kid Wes Charlton 4:21 Riding Out The Storm Nobody’s Girl 4:54 Gloria Benjamin Jason Douglas 3:58 Fireside Thomas Cassell 2:59 2:29 Medicine Eddie Heinzelman Burnin Grass decker. Umbrella The Cody Sisters Band 3:43 Whiteheart Salim Nourallah Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Albuquerque Bob Bradshaw Down With Desperation Sammy Brue A Girl Named America Nate Smith last_img read more

POOR FARMERS AUCTION IN ARDARA PASSES €200,000 WITH ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT!

first_imgA fine ram is auctioned at last year’s event.The Poor Farmers Auction in Ardara has managed to raise another €17,870 – bringing the total money generated in the past nine years to more than €200,000.Everything from sheep to signed jerseys were auctioned at Teague’s Bar in the town this week at what was another hugely-successful and fun event.The auction has now become one of the highlights of the year in Ardara. This year’s theme was ‘Cowboys and Indians’ and many who turned up on the night wore fancy dress, adding to the craic on the night.The €17,870 raised this week was divided between the Killybegs Hospice Suite, Donegal Alzheimer’s branch and cancer Care West.Well done to al who took part on the night.   POOR FARMERS AUCTION IN ARDARA PASSES €200,000 WITH ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT! was last modified: December 31st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaradonegalPoor Farmer’s AuctionTeague’s Barlast_img read more

Year-End Biomimetics Parade

first_img(Visited 46 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature’s inspiring designs?We start with a new story with seasonal holiday appeal.Rudolph’s antlers inspire next generation of unbreakable materials (Science Daily). What’s the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers? They have to be light yet strong, able to endure male contests without breaking. In order to design tough materials like that, scientists at Queen Mary University had to do some basic science.The team looked at the antler structure at the ‘nano-level’, which is incredibly small, almost one thousandth of the thickness of a hair strand, and were able to identify the mechanisms at work, using state-of-the-art computer modelling and x-ray techniques.First author Paolino De Falco from QMUL’s School of Engineering and Materials Science said: “The fibrils that make up the antler are staggered rather than in line with each other. This allows them to absorb the energy from the impact of a clash during a fight.”Moth’s eye inspires critical component on SOFIA’s newest instrument (Phys.org). Who would have thought a moth’s eye could inspire a sophisticated wide-view camera on a spacecraft that can gather details with more sensitivity than ever before? Read about it here. “The idea is simple. When examined close up, a moth’s eye contains a very fine array of small tapered cylindrical protuberances. Their job is to reduce reflection, allowing these nocturnal creatures to absorb as a much light as possible so that they can navigate even in the dark.” Great idea.Mimicking biological movements with soft robots (Science Daily). Getting robots to move “organically” the way the human body moves fingers and arms has been a challenge. The folks at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering “have developed a method to automatically design soft actuators based on the desired movement.” Save a step; mimicking nature “streamlines the process of designing soft robots that can perform complex movement.”Artificial leaf as mini-factory for drugs (Science Daily). “Inspired by the art of nature where leaves are able to collect enough sunlight to produce food,” engineers at Eindhoven University of Technology envision nano-factories where sunlight can be used to synthesize a variety of useful drugs. They need look no further than plants, where “nature is able to” gather and use energy that human engineers have heretofore found too weak to get done what they want.First movie of energy transfer in photosynthesis solves decades-old debate (Science Daily). Speaking of photosynthesis, a new advance in high-speed images captures the moment when a chloroplast transfers energy to the reaction center. “The whole process takes a matter of nanoseconds (billionths of a second), with the individual steps of energy transfer and charge separation taking only picoseconds (trillionths of a second).” Match that, engineers. “Can we mimic it or tune it to make artificial photosynthesis more efficient? These questions, and many others, can now be explored.” Read about it in the open-access paper in Nature Communications. Bio-inspired self-shaping ceramics (Nature Communications). Isn’t it neat how some plant seed pods can explode on contact, releasing their seeds over large distances? They do it with turgor pressure differences that build up inside the pod. Here’s what Swiss scientists are thinking:Shaping ceramics into complex and intricate geometries using cost-effective processes is desirable in many applications but still remains an open challenge. Inspired by plant seed dispersal units that self-fold on differential swelling, we demonstrate that self-shaping can be implemented in ceramics by programming the material’s microstructure to undergo local anisotropic shrinkage during heat treatment.Rice husk solar cells? (Nature Scientific Reports). Believe it or not, the seemingly useless debris from rice farming is finding a new use in solar power technology. “The morphology, structure and texture studies confirm the high surface area, abundant active sites and porous structure” that scientists in China are investigating for use in the production of solar cells. There’s a lot of rice in China. Think of the possibilities.Jumping water striders know how to avoid breaking water surface (Science Daily). Korean scientists are excited about these bugs that walk on water, thinking that if they figure out how they do it, money could be made. Somehow, the bugs know how to avoid breaking the surface. The paper in Nature Communications ends, “The fundamental concepts presented in this study can also give a guideline to develop semi-aquatic robots that aim to emulate the superior locomotory abilities of the water striders on water.”Mimicking biological functionality with polymers for biomedical applications (Nature). The title is self-explanatory, but the first paragraph is worth reading. It emphasizes the rationale for biomimetics and why it is leading to a science gold rush:The vast opportunities for biomaterials design and functionality enabled by mimicking nature continue to stretch the limits of imagination. As both biological understanding and engineering capabilities develop, more sophisticated biomedical materials can be synthesized that have multifaceted chemical, biological and physical characteristics designed to achieve specific therapeutic goals. Mimicry is being used in the design of polymers for biomedical applications that are required locally in tissues, systemically throughout the body, and at the interface with tissues.Light-induced vesicle explosions to mimic cellular reactions (Phys.org). “Cells are the site of a multitude of chemical reactions, the precision of which is envied by scientists,” so Europeans are acting on their envy. They created artificial vesicles they can get to explode with light, releasing their content on demand. Basic science precedes application: “This research could have medical applications in the long term, but for the time being researchers are studying the possibility of releasing substances in a controlled manner within artificial polymer cells, in order to be able to reproduce and better understand some of the metabolic reactions of the biological cell.”Biomaterials: Sharks shift their spine into high gear (Nature News). Get into the shark cage and watch. “It emerges that a dogfish shark’s spine becomes stiffer as the fish swims faster, enabling the animal to swim efficiently at different speeds. The finding could also provide inspiration for the design of robotic biomaterials.” Too bad Kolman and Summers win SEQOTW for their ending statement:In an age of climate change and increasing environmental pollution, inventors are increasingly looking to nature for inspiration when trying to build clean and efficient machines. What better animals to choose than sharks, given that their capacity for movement has been refined over more than 420 million years of evolution?Last but not least, what good is a wolverine? Isn’t that a nasty, vicious animal you want to stay away from? Check this out:A wolverine inspired material: Self-healing, transparent, highly stretchable material can be electrically activated (Phys.org). Well, this one is not pure biomimetics. It’s only partly about wolverines that live in the forest. “Inspired by wound healing in nature, self-healing materials repair damage caused by wear and extend the lifetime, and lower the cost, of materials and devices.” That’s the biomimetics part. But Chao Wang at UC Riverside also engaged in what might be dubbed comimetics. “Wang developed an interest in self-healing materials because of his lifelong love of Wolverine, the comic book character who has the ability to self-heal.” Think of it this way. The comic book character wouldn’t have been conceived without natural knowledge that real organisms can and do self-heal, some better than others. Scientists are inspired to figure that out, too, by observing nature (10/15/16, 3/08/16). Humans may have lost some of that ability over time (4/06/16); maybe we can get it back.Happy New Biomimetics Year! The future belongs to design in nature. Let’s get the word out in 2017, and don’t let Darwin take credit (8/24/07).last_img read more

4 hockey players killed in accident

first_imgFour national-level hockey players were killed and three injured when their car crashed into a tree on a highway in Hoshangabad district on Monday morning, said the police. “The players were travelling on the Itarsi road towards Hoshangabad to take part in the Dhyan Chand trophy tournament at 7 a.m.,” said M.N. Chhari, Superintendent of Police. Witnesses told the police the driver of the car, which was speeding, lost control and seconds later the car crashed into the tree and tumbled to the side near the Raisalpur village, added Mr. Chhari. “Several locals helped rescue the injured.” The deceased had been identified as Shahnawaz Hussain, Ashish Lal, Aniket Varun and Adarsh Hardua, all between 18 and 22 years of age. They trained at the Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, said the police. The injured had been admitted to the Narmada Apna Hospital in Hoshangabad, said Mr. Chhari. “The Chief Minister has announced a compensation of ₹2 lakh for each of the families of the deceased,” he added. Condoling the deaths, Chief Minister Kamal Nath tweeted that he prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured and “instructions had been given to officials for the complete treatment of the injured and every possible help to the families of the deceased.”last_img read more

23 days agoParker delighted as Fulham thrash Reading

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Parker delighted as Fulham thrash Readingby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScott Parker was delighted with Fulham’s ferocious start in the 4-1 win over Reading on Tuesday.Parker’s Cottagers blasted three goals inside the opening half hour, with the hosts down to ten-men thanks to John Swift’s red-card.The win pushes Fulham up to fourth on the Championship table after 10 games.Speaking after the match, Parker said: “I was delighted with the performance.”I’ve been delighted with the performances over the past four or five weeks but the results have been missing a little bit.”That’s what most people usually look at and I understand that. But tonight, I thought that we were first class from start to finish.”In the first 30 minutes, we were devastating – even though they had a man sent off.”But, prior to that, I felt that we had really stamped our authority on the game and showed our quality.”We’re going to be a team very hard to deal with in the first 20 or 30 minutes. Even when Reading had 11 men, it was still difficult for them.”We moved the ball very quickly and with an intensity. And we were really clinical in the final third.”Over the past few weeks, we’ve worked a lot on getting that cutting edge about us.” last_img read more

MGM Resorts is MLBs official gaming partner after NBA NHL

first_imgNEW YORK — MGM Resorts has made its third deal in four months with a major U.S. sports league, becoming Major League Baseball’s official gaming partner in the U.S. and Japan.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that MGM will become an MLB-authorized gaming operator and will promote itself with teams and on the MLB Network, MLB.com and the MLB At Bat app.MGM in August became the exclusive official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA, and the first official sports betting partner of the NHL last month.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Presslast_img