New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday condoled the death of 29 passengers in a bus accident in Uttar Pradesh. Twenty-nine people were killed and 18 injured after a Lucknow-Delhi state-run bus skidded off the Yamuna Expressway and fell into a large drain in UP in the early hours of Monday. Gandhi said he is pained by the news of the accident on Yamuna Expressway. “I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who died in the accident. I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured,” he said in a Facebook post.
By Jorge Barrera and Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsThe Nigerian network allegedly involved in the recent smuggling of a family of five through Akwesasne has also been linked by authorities to major drug trafficking and an international car theft ring, APTN National News has learned.The RCMP charged four people earlier this month after the Nigerian family was taken on June 18 by boat across the St. Lawrence River from New York State, through Akwesasne Mohawk territory, to Cornwall, Ont.Two Akwesasne men, Seth Lazore, 28, and Oren Lazore, 21, along with Brampton, Ont., residents Emmanuel Omoghan, 46, and his father, Felix Omoghan, 66, where charged with human smuggling in connection to the case.The Conservative government trumpeted arrests with Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney praising police for their work.APTN National News has learned that Emmanuel Omoghan is the brother of Solomon Omoghan, 32, who allegedly ran the main drug trafficking network in Kingston, Ont., until he was busted by police this past summer.Solomon Omoghan was arrested on June 21 in a Toronto hotel room as part of a wider operation that also saw police execute arrests in Odessa, Ont., and Kingston at the same time. Kingston police said Omoghan allegedly ran the city’s main drug network peddling cocaine, crack, marijuana and crystal meth.Omoghan was in regular contact with Emmanuel Omoghan and police believe both of the men’s activities were intertwined, according to a Kingston police source.The Kingston police investigation revealed the Omoghans were connected to a wider network also involved in human smuggling and a car theft ring that moved vehicles stolen in Toronto to Nigeria.Kingston police passed on the information to Toronto police and the RCMP.Based on Solomon Omoghan’s previous criminal history, it appears the network doesn’t shy away from using violence execute business. Omoghan went to jail for four years in 2000 after a violent home invasion where he burst into a drug dealer’s home and pointed a loaded gun at a woman and put a knife to her throat before binding her hands and ankles with duct tape and covering her eyes and mouth.Spending time in the Kingston penitentiary didn’t stem his criminal activity. While inside he managed to get his hands on marijuana and attempted to smuggle cash into the prison.The parole documents show Omoghan went straight back into the drug trade once he was released from prison and was suspected of involvement in a large trafficking operation as early as 2006.His brother, Emmanuel Omoghan, was out on bail when he was arrested earlier this month in connection with smuggling the Nigerian family into Canada. In February, Omoghan was charged, along with another man, with “aiding and abetting the illegal movement of people into Canada” after he was seen helping four foreign nationals disembark from a boat at the Cornwall Harbour Warf.Omoghan was also charged with possession and use of a fraudulent passport.The Mohawk territory of Akwesasne sits about 120 kilometres west of Montreal and straddles the Ontario, Quebec and Canada-U.S. borders, with Cornwall on the north shore and Massena, N.Y. on the south shore.Given its geography and the fierce nationalism of the Mohawks, the region has developed into a main corridor for smuggling for tobacco and guns going north and marijuana heading south.Canadian authorities have long contended that criminal networks have attempted to exploit the unique location of Akwesasne for illicit ends and it appears this particular network was using the area to smuggle people into Canada.Earlier this week, Seth Lazore told APTN National News that he believed the network had put a hit out on his life. While he was in custody at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, Lazore said he was told inmates in the jail were looking to kill him at the request of the network.Lazore said all he did was try to help a family seeking a better life travel through Mohawk territory.“I didn’t do nothing wrong in my eyes and I’m sure in a lot of other’s eyes, just helping a family out get into Canada,” said Lazore, in the backyard of the Akwesasne home where he’s been ordered to live. “I don’t even think there is a border there…This is our land, this is the Mohawks’ land…The way I look at it, there ain’t no boundaries and borders around here.”He said the family was trying to escape a miserable situation in Chicago and get into Canada where they hoped to reunite with extended family and start a new life.“They were living a horrible life in Chicago,” he said. “They were saying they were getting their paycheques taking from them and everything out there, they were working basically for free. They were living on…maybe $100 a week…they were talking about coming to Canada, starting a new life, they would get loans or whatever.”email@example.com@gmail.com
New Delhi: As the 2019 fiscal nears its end, the Finance Ministry’s fiscal managers say the revised deficit target of 3.4 per cent is under control even as the government is braving to bear shortfalls in both direct and indirect taxes by lowering ‘non essential’ expenditures. Sources in the Ministry said that any shortfall in revenues is being met by cutting non-essential expenditure, suggesting that despite the forthcoming elections, the government will not slip on its fiscal commitment. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFor the fiscal, the disinvestment proceeds exceeded the target at Rs 85,000 crore with successful completion of IPOs, share buybacks, offer for sale as well as ETFs. The final tax figures, both direct and indirect, are yet to come. “The fiscal deficit target of 3.4 per cent of GDP will be met… Any additional outgo on account of subsidies, be it food, oil or fertiliser and extra payout, will be met through budgetary resources and there may be some pushover to the next fiscal but these are not major,” the sources said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe yields on the benchmark 10-year bond is still tracking at 7.4 per cent, indicating the market also sees fiscal control. The sources added that the Finance Ministry had asked the financial advisors of various ministries to stick to their budgeted expenditures estimates and not seek any additional allocation. Subsequently, North Block had advised a cut in non-essential non-plan expenditure for all ministries and departments. The government may just meet the revised fiscal deficit target set at 3.4 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for the current financial year (FY2018-19), they said. “There may be a shortfall of about Rs 40,000 crore in indirect tax collections, mainly on account of GST, while direct tax collection may also fall short by around Rs 70,000 crore,” a source said. The government’s mop-up target for direct tax collection during the current fiscal as per the revised estimate is pegged at Rs 12 lakh crore. On the other hand, the indirect tax collection target for the current fiscal was revised to Rs 11.47 lakh crore from Rs 13.71 lakh crore budgeted initially. “Fiscal deficit target would be met as a shortfall in indirect tax collection would be compensated by lower government expenditure,” said Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, who is also the Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs. The budgeted fiscal deficit target was 3.3 per cent of GDP at the beginning of 2018-19 and was later revised to 3.4 per cent of GDP while preparing the interim budget, mainly because of an expectation of higher payout on basis of the direct income scheme for farmers. The fiscal deficit at the end of January stood at Rs 7.7 lakh crore, or 121 per cent of the revised estimate of Rs 6.3 lakh crore as total expenditure overshot revenue receipts, according to from the comptroller general of accounts. In the H2 of current fiscal, the government had cut borrowings by Rs 70,000 crore.
Rabat – Moroccan international football player Hakim Ziyech has apologized to Minister of Youth and SportsRachid Talbi Alami after accusing him of lying.On his Instagram, the football player explained the situation, emphasizing that it was just a “miscommunication from both sides . good luck Minister with continuing your good work for the country.”Ziyech apologized to Alami after accusing him of lying. The accusation came after the minister claimed that Ziyech might retire internationally. Read Also: Moroccan Football Star Hakim Ziyech Accuses Minister of Sports of LyingOn Monday, Alami said, in a plenary session at the parliament, that Ziyech had not answered 23 phone calls. He added that the football player also said that he refuses to “continue in these conditions and this atmosphere.”The minister’s statement came three days after Morocco’s defeat against Benin on July 5 in the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2019. Ziyech received a backlash for missing a penalty during the match, failing to break the tie with Benin and leading to a penalty shootout.Ziyech plays for Dutch football club Ajax Amsterdam and represents the national football team since 2016.
“Our collective responsibility is to ensure that the displaced are adequately cared for as long as they live in displacement, while measures are being taken to plan for their sustainable return, resettlement and local integration, the three key pillars of a durable solutions strategy,” said Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).“No durable solution can be achieved without the express consent of those on whose behalf it [the strategy] is being implemented,” Mr. Kobler told the High-Level Meeting on Displacement and Durable Solutions in Iraq, organized in Baghdad by the Iraqi Ministry of Development and Migration, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).The aim of the meeting was to brief the international community on the plight of the more than 1.3 million people who remain displaced in Iraq and discuss the way forward to finding a durable solution to the problem.“By ensuring that those who fled the cruelty of violence that befell this country in the past years can safely return to their homes – or, where return is not possible, that they are given a free choice of resettling or integrating in a place of their choosing – we help restore their rights,” said Mr. Kobler. “We recognize them as citizens of this country, who are entitled to a life in dignity, like all other Iraqis.”Despite the return of some one million IDPs since 2003, large numbers of displaced Iraqis remain unable or unwilling to return to their places of origin. Baghdad hosts the largest number ?,347 people or 57,194 families – registered with the Ministry of Displacement and Migration. 26 February 2012The top United Nations envoy in Iraq today stressed the need to ensure that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country continue to receive the care and protection they need, while efforts are made to help them return to their areas of origin, resettle or integrate into host communities.
“A return to fiscal consolidation, targeting a reduction in the overall fiscal deficit to 3.5 percent of GDP by 2020, is the linchpin of the reform program. Rebuilding tax revenues through a comprehensive reform of both tax policy and administration will be key in this regard, supplemented by steps toward more effective control over expenditures and putting state enterprise operations on a more commercial footing.“Medium-term growth prospects also need to be supported through a greater role for market forces and a decisive shift toward an outward orientation. A clear commitment to exchange rate flexibility will enable adjustment to a shifting external environment while allowing the central bank to rebuild foreign exchange reserves and focus more closely on its key mandate of price stability. The economic program also supports the government’s objective of boosting competitiveness and greater integration with regional and global markets through comprehensive trade reform and improvements to the investment environment. Steadfast implementation of these reforms should strengthen Sri Lanka’s ability to attract investment, improve prospects for sustained medium-term growth, and reduce fiscal risks.” (Colombo Gazette) The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a 36-month extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with Sri Lanka for an amount equivalent to SDR 1.1 billion (about US$1.5 billion, or 185 percent of quota) to support the country’s economic reform agenda.The IMF arrangement aims to meet balance of payments needs arising from a deteriorating external environment and pressures that may persist until macroeconomic policies can be adjusted. It is also expected to catalyze an additional US$650 million in other multilateral and bilateral loans, bringing total support to about $2.2 billion (over and above existing financing arrangements). Following the Executive Board discussion on Sri Lanka, Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair, issued the following statement: “Despite positive growth momentum, Sri Lanka’s economy is beginning to show signs of strain from an increasingly difficult external environment and challenging policy adjustments. The new government’s economic agenda, supported by the Extended Fund Facility, provides an important opportunity to re-set macroeconomic policies, address key vulnerabilities, boost reserves, and support stability and resilience. The Executive Board’s decision will enable an immediate disbursement of SDR 119.894 million (about US$ 168.1 million), and the remainder will be available in 6 installments subject to quarterly reviews.During the same meeting, the Board also concluded the 2016 Article IV consultation.
Pfizer says it won’t make an offer for British drugmaker AstraZeneca NEW YORK, – Pfizer says it does not intend to make a takeover offer for British drugmaker AstraZeneca.The announcement Monday comes a week after AstraZeneca’s board rejected a proposed $119-billion buyout offer from Pfizer, the world’s second-biggest drugmaker by revenue.Pfizer Chairman and CEO Ian Read says the company’s final proposal represented full value for AstraZeneca.Pfizer, the maker of Lipitor and Viagra, has been courting No. 8 AstraZeneca since January, saying their businesses would be stronger together.Pfizer had been waiting for AstraZeneca to engage in merger talks by a Monday deadline.Pfizer has previously said it would not make a hostile takeover bid directly to AstraZeneca’s stockholders. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 26, 2014 8:42 am MDT
In a statement, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the Secretary-General hoped that the meeting, which opened today in Seoul, Republic of Korea, would provide “momentum to reinforce the trilateral cooperation mechanism” between the three countries. “The Secretary-General also expects that the Trilateral Summit would be held at an early date as agreed by the three ministers,” the statement declared. “He further encourages the concerned parties to promote mutual trust and future-oriented cooperation for peace and prosperity in the region.”Mr. Ban has long urged Asian leaders to resolve all differences through dialogue and build upon the promotion of cooperation and common interests in order to tackle the spread of deadly weapons, address local territorial disputes, and fully heal the rifts of a region which he once described as the scene of some of the “most worrying tensions in the world today.”
Senior forward Denio Leone (15) controls the ball during a match against IPFW Aug. 20, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAfter three consecutive away games, the Ohio State men’s soccer team is set to be back in Columbus to take on Wright State.The Tuesday match is scheduled to be the second of four straight in-state opponents for the Buckeyes.Last Friday, OSU (2-2-1) tied Bowling Green State University in front of a crowd of more than 3,000 Falcon fans.Junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov said the Buckeyes are looking forward to returning home and having the support of their fans.“It’s great to be back (in Columbus),” Ivanov said. “I hope Block ‘O’ comes out in full support.”Ivanov has recorded six or more saves in each of the team’s last five games.It’s not just fan support the Buckeyes are thankful for this week, but the comfort of being home.“It’s good to be back,” junior midfielder Alec Lowell said. “Everything falls back into place when you come back home. Classes and everything just get easier.”Lowell, who led the Buckeyes in last week’s game with three shots, said he is hoping to take this advantage and use it in tomorrow’s game.“Everyone wants to play at OSU,” Lowell said. “We are going to have to come out strong and come out in all attack.”Wright State (1-2) is coming off of a road loss to West Virginia. Despite leading 1-0 in the first half, the Raiders ended up losing 2-1.The match was the second straight in which the Raiders were defeated 2-1 after having a 1-0 lead. The week before, it was to the hands of Robert Morris University. Tuesday’s match will be the team’s third consecutive away match.OSU senior defender and captain Sage Gardner said he knows the team will have to play at full speed the entire match if it is going to come away with a win.“We came out flatter than we wanted to last week,” Gardner said. “(Tuesday) we will have to come out mentally faster and continue to progressively move forward.”Tuesday’s match is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The Buckeyes will continue their run of in-state matches Friday evening when the University of Dayton comes to Columbus, one game before OSU heads to Akron Sept. 24 to take on the No. 7 Zips.
WR Tweets HIV results – David Clowney has bounced around the NFL, with stops in New York, Carolina, and, currently, Buffalo. He’s had a nondescript career, mostly as a deep reserve receiver, hauling in just 22 total receptions.Well, the 25-year-old finally made headlines — and it had absolutely nothing to do with football. On Tuesday, Clowney fired off a tweet of his HIV test results, which, evidently, he received from his doctors Tuesday, and was unable to contain his excitement.
Penneys to take centre stage as over 1,000 jobs to be created in new Carlow shopping centre A further 100 jobs were created by synthetic diamond suppliers Element Six in Shannon. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Murray Jan 27th 2017, 7:03 AM 27,747 Views Share Tweet Email6 Image: Lexeme Properties/Sherry Fitzgerald Carlow Central Shopping Centre is set to open late next year. Image: Lexeme Properties/Sherry Fitzgerald Friday 27 Jan 2017, 7:03 AM Carlow Central Shopping Centre is set to open late next year. 30 Comments Short URL A NEWLY REDEVELOPED Penneys is set to anchor a new €70 million shopping centre in Carlow.Carlow Central Shopping Centre will create at least 225 jobs during construction and, once completed, will provide employment for approximately 800 full and part-time jobs on site.It will comprise around 200,000 sq. ft. of retail space, as well as 640 car spaces and a further 10,000 sq. ft. of office accommodation.The development is set to open to customers in time for the Christmas 2018 shopping period.The Penneys itself will occupy 51,000 sq. ft. of retail space over two floors. Its site will incorporate the existing Penneys in Carlow Town, with additional adjoining lands on a site of 6.5 acres.Lexeme Properties have confirmed that they are working to bring other big retailers to the shopping centre, after confirming its biggest space for Penneys.Eamonn Duignan, of Lexeme, said: “This confirmation is the culmination of many years work by both Lexeme and Penneys, and ensures the delivery of Carlow Central.”Further announcements on other retailers are expected “shortly”.More jobs announced for ShannonIn a separate announcement today, synthetic diamond supplier Element Six announced the creation of a further 100 jobs at its Shannon facility, as part of a €7 million investment by the company.Element Six is a member of the De Beers Group of Companies.The positions are in the areas of supply chain, engineering and manufacturing. Recruitment is said to already be underway, with all of the posts set to be filled in the first half of 2017.At the end of this latest recruitment drive, the company will employ 550 people from its Shannon facility.Global CEO Walter Hühn said: “A key influencer is the operating environment, which is considerably better now in Ireland. In return, we have invested heavily and created high-value jobs for the region.”Read: Liffey Valley purchase shows Ireland’s property market is now seen as a safer betRead: The woman who helped build Primark reveals why the store doesn’t sell online http://jrnl.ie/3207969
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In the last 12 months Greece has been the runaway leader among eurozone countries in terms of compliance with plans for its fiscal adjustment and in promoting reforms, according to the annual “Euro Plus Monitor” report for 2012 issued by the Lisbon Council think tank and Berenberg Bank. Regarding speed in adjusting to the economic crisis, Greece ranks top among the 20 countries examined in the report, with a score of 8.2 out of 10. Greece has managed to drastically curtail its current account deficit, not so much because of the increase in exports but rather mostly thanks to a big drop in imports as a result of the recession. The country has also registered the biggest primary deficit reduction in the 2009-12 period, when it also recorded the biggest drop in labor cost per unit, which reached 12 percent. Even so, despite the remarkable shift in the country’s competitiveness, Greece is starting from a very low level and will need a significant amount of time before it catches up with the rest of the eurozone member-states, the report notes. All other countries that have received assistance from the eurozone rank high in this reform compliance list, with Ireland in second, Portugal in fourth and Spain in fifth, while Estonia sits in the third spot. Nevertheless, the return of uncertainty regarding the Greek economy and the spread of the crisis to more and more European countries are reflected in the course of Greek exports in September, according to figures released on Monday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). Not including oil products, Greece’s exports declined by about 7 percent from the same month last year, amounting to 1.32 billion euros, against 1.42 billion in September 2011. This decline is due to the 6 percent drop in exports to European Union countries and to non-EU destinations by 8.8 percent. However, in the year to September exports increased by 5.3 percent year-on-year, climbing from 11.82 billion in 2011 to 12.44 billion in the first nine months of 2012. Imports declined in September by 14.8 percent, taking the country’s current account deficit down by a considerable 22.5 percent on annual basis. In the first nine months of the year the deficit shrank by 21.6 percent. Source: Kathimerini
Spain midfielder Saul Niguez is ready to move on from his disappointing World Cup campaign at RussiaThe Atletico Madrid star did not play a single minute under interim coach Fernando Hierro as Spain went crashing out at the last-16 stage to hosts Russia on penalties.Speaking after scoring in Spain’s 2-1 win over England at Wembley, Saul confessed that not featuring at all for La Roja had troubled him.“It is not the time to talk about the past,” said Saul, according to Marca.“I thought about it a lot in the summer, but I don’t think we need to talk about that anymore because it doesn’t matter.“I lived an unforgettable experience and I contributed what I could.“In the European Championship I was left out and I realised that if I do well in my team then things will come.”Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Next up for Spain will be World Cup finalists Croatia and Saul expects a big challenge from their star midfield duo.“We all know [Ivan] Rakitic and [Luka] Modric,” he said.“They have a great midfield and they will be a difficult opponent to beat.”Saul was quick to downplay the significance of his role under new head coach Luis Enrique.“I’m not fundamental for the national team, but I feel important at Atletico.“Everything I do is for the good of the team.“The national team does not depend on me.”
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – Two diners were injured today when a car crashed through a front window at a Vietnamese eatery in a South Bay strip mall.The four-door Lexus sedan plowed into Pho 7 Cow restaurant in the 1000 block of Highland Avenue shortly after 2 p.m., when the driver accidentally accelerated forward instead of in reverse while trying to back out of a parking space, according to the National City Fire Department.The car smashed through a ground-to-ceiling window and struck a booth where three adults were eating, NCFD Battalion Chief Robert Hernandez said.Medics took two of the diners to a trauma center for treatment of minor to moderately serious injuries. The third victim was evaluated at the scene by emergency personnel and declined to be transported for hospital care.The two people who were in the vehicle were unhurt.The head of the city building department evaluated the multi-tenant structure that houses the restaurant at South Bay Plaza shopping center and determined that it would require no repairs beyond replacement of the shattered window, Hernandez said. Updated: 6:34 PM Posted: August 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 Two injured after car crashes through National City restaurant KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Summer’s almost over, and a church in Miami Gardens is sending students back to school with a healthy mindset.Mount Hermon’s Community Outreach Ministry and Miami Gardens Councilman Rodney Harris joined forces to hosting the “Back 2 School Health Expo,” Saturday.The event took place at Parkway Educational Center, near Northwest 175th Street and 23rd Avenue.Visitors took home free supplies and book bags. They also received free health screenings.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further Modeling this idea isn’t too hard, Sarkar says. “Various physicists have constructed models for a new particle that would acquire the same excess of particles over anti-particles as baryons have.” Sarkar and Frandsen point out that gravity would affect these dark baryons, and that they would even interact with each other, although not very strongly, thus influencing the formation of galaxies. In order to test the idea of dark baryons, Sarkar and Frandsen suggest an experiment using the sun.“There is a simple point made 15 years ago, that dark matter will be captured when it comes close to the sun, just like ordinary matter. If these particles exist, then they will inevitably fall into the sun, and begin orbiting inside it, thus transporting heat outward, through their occasional collisions,” Sarkar says.He goes on to explain that, because we know a great deal about the sun, it is possible to work out how much heat should be transferred out, and calculate the change in the flux of solar neutrinos, particles that are very sensitive to the core temperature. “If dark matter particles are asymmetric, they can build up in the sun to higher levels since they aren’t annihilating, and we could see a measurable reduction in the flux of solar neutrinos.”Sarkar says that it should be possible to test this relatively soon. “There are already experiments looking for dark matter – however, they are looking for much higher masses. If detectors could be redesigned to be sensitive to lower masses, then they will find it soon. Another way is to measure solar neutrino fluxes with high accuracy to determine if dark matter has slightly cooled the solar core.”Sarkar admits that so far, this is just a theory. “We don’t know what dark matter is, but scientists would very much like to find out, since it has profound implications for the nature and origin of the universe.”“This is an idea we’re putting out there, to say it is a possibility. It predicts signals to look for, and provides an explanation for some puzzling features of the sun. We hope that experimenters will check this out, even if only to prove us wrong.” Citation: Could dark baryons explain dark matter? (2010, July 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-dark-baryons.html Sarkar is a Professor at the University of Oxford in England. Along with Mads Frandsen, he has been working to show that asymmetric “dark baryons” can be a candidate for cold dark matter. This is a different approach, since dark matter is assumed to be heavy ‘supersymmetric’ particles that are very weakly interacting. Sarkar and Frandsen suggest though that dark matter could be much lighter, asymmetric (i.e. just particles and no antiparticles) and interact more strongly. Their work is published in Physical Review Letters: “Asymmetric Dark Matter and the sun.”“We have known for some time that most of the matter in the universe is not the (baryonic) matter that we are are made of. However, we know, from various measurements that dark matter is what holds different structures together through gravity,” Sarkar says. “We don’t know what it is, but we know it is out there.”For years, it has been thought that dark matter particles must be relatively heavy, and that they do not interact at all with other dark matter particles and only very weakly with ordinary matter. Thus the origin of dark matter is totally unrelated to that of baryons, which is in itself a mystery. If there had been equal amounts of (baryonic) matter and antimatter in the early universe, everything should have annihilated. “Clearly the universe is not empty so there must have been some matter-antimatter destruction, but there is an excess of matter that has survived,” Sarkar points out.“So there must have been an initial excess of matter over antimatter”. If baryon asymmetry makes it possible for matter to exist in the universe, could it be the same for dark matter? “If there is a new “dark baryon” which is five times as heavy as a baryon and has the same relic asymmetry, then dark matter would contribute five times as much as ordinary matter in the universe, as is indeed observed,” Sarkar explains. He adds that this was first proposed by the physicist David B Kaplan. (PhysOrg.com) — “The prevailing belief about dark matter particles is that they should be about 100 or more times heavier than protons,” Subir Sarkar tells PhysOrg.com. “However, we were thinking about the possibility of lighter particles that can constitute dark matter, which may be more easily detectable with current experiments.” Sun’s dark matter trap More information: Mads T. Frandsen and Subir Sarkar, “Asymmetric Dark Matter and the Sun,” Physical Review Letters (2010). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.011301
Kolkata: In a unique initiative, National Ayurveda Students and Youth Association (NASYA) in collaboration with Vishwa Ayurveda Parishad (VAP) – WB, National Pharmaceutical Consultancy Service (NPCI)–WB and Independent Research Ethics Society is organising “Herbal Treasure Hunt”, a seven-day long competition where ayurvedic doctors and students have to capture selfies with minimum 55 herbs and plants and then send them with their local names, Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsLatin names and medicinal usage as a part of an awareness campaign.NASYA and VAP members are eligible to take part in the programme. There will be six prizes, which will be distributed among the participants, who will be able to capture maximum number of selfies with the plants. Dr Sumit Sur, state president of the NASYA said almost all the plants have some medicinal values. The main purpose of the event is to make the people aware about the plants and herbs and their usage. This programme will help increase knowledge of Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedevery individual.The competition will start from 7 May and last till 13 May, during which the candidates will have to capture the selfies. The competition will be conducted across the country starting from Monday. The candidate who will be able to capture maximum number of selfies with the plants and correctly send their names will be awarded the first prize.Independent Research Ethics Society (IRES) has conceptualized the competition to enable the young and dynamic Ayurvedic doctors to identify medicinal plants. Dr Pawan Kumar Sharma, president of IRES said: “We hope that the programme will be a huge success. This will help the students to acquire knowledge about the plants and trees.”
Kolkata: The Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Alipurduar district of North Bengal is all set to release 50 sambar deer to guarantee food for the Royal Bengal tigers in the reserve. The deer will be transported from Jaldapara National Park to BTR which is gearing up to introduce 12 Royal Bengal tigers in the reserve, to augment the tiger population there.”We have been bringing in herbivores in phases from different wildlife sanctuaries to boost the food chain ahead of the introduction of the big cats in the BTR. The decision to release the sambar deer is a stride towards that direction,” state Forest minister Binay Krishna Barman said. The BTR authorities have already released 335 deer in the reserve in three phases. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe tigers will be brought from the forest reserves in Assam, which have similar flora and fauna as the Buxa forest. “The climatic conditions and the flora and fauna of Buxa match with that of Assam. We have already written to the Assam government for procuring a dozen tigers,” a senior official of the state Forest department said. It has been learnt that the department has consciously decided not to bring in tigers from the Sunderbans mangrove forest, as it has a completely different mangrove ecosystem and it would have been difficult for the animals to survive in the climatic condition at Buxa if they were brought from there. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMoreover, BTR is located close to Assam’s Manas Tiger Reserve and some experts believe that animals from Manas often come to Buxa using Bhutan as a corridor. Buxa is one of the three forests in India where the National Tiger Conservation Authority has approved the tiger augmentation programme. The BTR is home to smaller cats such as leopards which occasionally surface in the tea gardens nearby. There are also common clouded leopards, jungle cats and fishing cats. The herbivore list includes elephants, Indian gaur, chital, sambars, barking deer and hog deer. The tiger reserve has an area of about 757.9 sq km, of which 390 sq km lies in the core area, with 367 sq km in the buffer zone. The number of tigers in BTR has been often debated by wildlife enthusiasts. While Forest Department officials claimed there were tigers in the reserve, almost no sighting of the big cats raised questions about their presence. The survey of tigers in 2011 based on DNA analysis of scat put the number of tigers at 20.