Yesterday TMZ got its hands on the mug shot of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., taken moments after he turned himself into police to begin his 87-day jail sentence in Las Vegas stemming from a domestic dispute.Mayweather allegedly beat up the mother of his children while they stood by watching. While incarcerated, Mayweather initially will be kept out of general population to avoid conflicts with other inmates.He was sentenced to 90 days but received credit for three days already served.
Robert Kennedy Publishing parent Canusa declared bankruptcy in June 2013 and AIM bought the three brands in cash through an auction process that kicked off in July. Andrew Clurman, AIM’s president and chief operating officer, says the company has been quietly building up its health and fitness division, anchored by its Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times brands. “We track everyone who’s in our competitive neighborhood and we’ve been aware of and kept an eye on Clean Eating and Oxygen,” says Clurman. “We were impressed with the newsstand and subscription sales, both have been growing—the right way, not through artificial means.”Oxygen is currently at about 125,000 subscribers, with an additional 60,000 in newsstand sales. Clean Eating has 140,000 subscribers with another 80,000 sold at retail. And MuscleMag has about 50,000 readers with 32,000 subscribers and 18,000 single-copy sales.Prior to this deal, AIM’s healthy living group also included martial arts title Black Belt, Muscle & Performance, Better Nutrition, Amazing Wellness and The Box, a magazine for enthusiasts of the CrossFit style of exercise. Amazing Wellness and Muscle & Performance are both custom published for and distributed through The Vitamin Shoppe.The deal is characterized by a particularly traditional media framework, but Clurman says AIM’s approach has been to launch, or buy, a magazine and then surround it with a diversified platform. Prior to the acquisition, 42 percent of AIM’s revenues were advertising sourced (print and digital), with the rest coming from events, services and book and product sales. “This [deal] will increase our print advertising quotient, but our goal is to then diversify around these brands,” says Clurman.Most of the existing staff from the Kennedy titles were displaced as a result of the bankruptcy, but AIM is working with a firm in Toronto to restart the business and move some of the staff to the U.S. Oxygen and MuscleMag International will be moved to AIM’s California office, while Clean Eating will start operating out of the Boulder office. Enthusiast publisher Active Interest Media has acquired three titles from Robert Kennedy Publishing, based in Ontario, Canada. Included in the cash deal are women’s health and fitness title Oxygen, recipe and nutrition magazine Clean Eating and MuscleMag International.
Sci-Tech NASA’s most clear doubling down on SLS yet came during Bridenstine’s speech Thursday at Florida Institute of Technology, which centered on the announcement of the first contractor to work on the so-called “lunar gateway,” a planned orbiting waypoint around the moon. Maxar, which has also built parts of the International Space Station, will build the power and propulsion unit (basically the main motor) of the lunar gateway. Bridenstine went on to reiterate NASA’s plans to ready a bare-bones version of the gateway and a lunar lander for the 2024 mission. He touted the reusability of both designs, while also acknowledging, a little ironically, that SLS rockets are not reusable, like a Falcon Heavy. NASA unveils its Orion deep-space capsule (pictures) 8 Share your voice NASA is still working on the Space Launch System as part of its moon ambitions. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday there’s only one way to get the first female astronaut to the moon’s south pole by 2024, and it won’t involve Elon Musk’s help.”I want to be clear about SLS and Orion… SLS and Orion is the only system that gives us any chance of getting there in 2024,” he said. “We’ve looked at everything, we’ve considered everything and SLS and Orion, that is the system. And once it’s developed, we will use it over and over and over again.” NASA’s plan, newly rebranded as “Artemis,” has always been to use SLS (Space Launch System) rockets and its sister Orion crew capsule to return humans to deep space, but the system isn’t ready yet. When the Trump administration moved up the moon mission by four years, Bridenstine and NASA considered alternatives. Bridenstine has previously floated the idea that Orion could be launched atop a commercial rocket like a SpaceX Falcon Heavy, but in recent weeks NASA has returned the focus to getting SLS, which would become the most powerful rocket in existence, up and running. NASA Space SpaceX 6:56 NASA isn’t the only space agency trying to land on the… Now playing: Watch this: Tags 8 Photos “We are trading a little bit of reusability for speed,” he said. The hope is that NASA could launch the mission newly dubbed “Artemis 1” using an SLS and Orion around the moon without a crew about a year from now, followed by Artemis 2, a crewed launch around the moon in 2022, and Artemis 3, the eventual landing in 2024. However some major hurdles, including the project’s legacy of years of delays and cost overruns, stand in the way of keeping that schedule. Just this week additional funding for Artemis hit a roadblock in Congress.Meanwhile, SpaceX continues to plug away at readying its own moon rocket, Starship. But not even Musk’s timeline for getting to the moon is as aggressive as the one NASA is currently pursuing. Comments
Chief Justice of India Ranjan GogoiIANSIn a shocking development, a 35-year-old woman has raised the complaint that the Supreme Court of India Chief Justice, Ranjan Gogoi, sexually harassed her. The woman, a former junior court assistant, wrote a letter to 22 judges of the apex court levelling the charges. She alleged that Gogoi made sexual passes at her twice during October last year. Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Supreme Court of India denied the allegations, saying it was “completely and absolutely false and scurrilous”.”Its is also very possible that there are mischevious forces behind all this, with an intention to malign the institution,” the office said in a email in reply to queries on the issue, the Scroll reported.Narrating her ordeal, the woman says in her complaint that she was transferred from the CJI’s residence office after the sexual harassment incident. In a shocking turn of events, the employee was dismissed from service on December 1 on grounds that she had taken a single-day casual leave without approval. If the statements in the woman’s sworn affidavit are to be believed, the events that ensued after the top judge’s alleged misbehaviour were predatory. After the woman was dismissed, her husband, a head constable with the Delhi police, was suspended from service on December 28. His brother, also a head constable with the Delhi police, was suspended as well, the complaint says. The victim, who worked as a junior court assistant, detailed the harassment in an affidavit sent to all judges of the supreme court on April 19.The supreme court Secretary General’s office, in a written reply to media queries, however, narrated a different account of the happenings. One pertinent paragraph goes thus:”The motive behind these false and scurrilous allegations is obviously mischevious. As referred to in your letter, there is a criminal case pending against her, where very serious allegation have been made, of her having taken a bribe to assure employment in the Supreme Court of India. It has been learnt that there is an application for the cancellation of bail earlier granted to her, which is listed for hearing on 20.04.2019 on acoount of her having made threats to the complainant of the said case.”The victim’s own account, which the 22 judges of the supreme court are reviewing, differs drastically and offers a blow by blow account of the events from her point of view. The woman says her work had earned the praise of the chief justice and she was given invitations to high-profile functions. She says everything changed when she rebuffed the physical advances of Gogoi in October.The Caravan has reported that the woman has also submitted evidence including video recordings as part of her complaint. This pertains to the incident in which a police official accompanied her to the CJI’s residence after she was fired from the service. She says that she was made to apologise to the CJI’s wife at this point. The Secreatry General’s letter says that there have been “complaints made against her by the secretariat of the Chief Justice of India, to the Secretary General on account of her inappropriate behavior,”. It says this resulted in her transfer out of the home office of the CJI. “Apart from the misconduct formally recorded in the complaint by the secretariat, there were other counts of misconduct on her part.”However, the letter doesn’t give details of her alleged misdeeds. “It appears that these false allegations are being made asa pressure tactics to somehow come out of the various proceedings which have been initiated in law, against her and her family, for their on wrong doings. Its is also very possible that there are mischevious forces behind all this, with an intention to malign the institution,” the letter says.The woman says in her complaint that her last resort was writing to the supreme court judges. “It is only when the victimisation has reached unbearable proportions when me and my family were taken into police custody and tortured, and now there is imminent danger to my life that I am compelled to speak the whole truth, in order to save myself and my family,” she says.”I have been victimised for resisting and refusing the unwanted sexual advances of the CJI and my entire family has also been victimised and harassed due to that.”
The government-owned Bank of India on Monday reported a loss of Rs.1,126.24 crore for the second quarter of the current fiscal.In a regulatory filing with BSE, the bank said it has posted a net loss of Rs.1,126.24 crore for the quarter ended September 30 against a net profit of Rs.786 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.The bank’s total income decreased from Rs.12,099.45 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 to Rs.11,317.97 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.Bank of India’s gross non-performing assets went up to Rs.29,893.67 crore at the end of the second quarter this year from Rs.14,127.09 crore as on September 30, 2014.
Islamic UniversityIslamic University (IU) authorities on Monday suspended a female student from the university allegedly for making ‘derogatory’ remarks about Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Facebook.The suspended student is Mousumi Akter Mou, a final year student of Finance and Banking department of the university.IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif told UNB that IU vice-chancellor Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari issued the suspension order against Mou as she posted an “abusive comment” on Facebook about BCL, the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).A three-member probe body was also formed with IU Student Adviser professor Rezwanul Islam as its head to look into the matter, he said, adding that further action will be taken after getting the probe report.
TulipA lawmaker has postponed giving birth in order to vote on Britain’s divorce deal with the EU on Tuesday.Tulip Siddiq, 36, was due to have a Caesarian section on the big day, but medics have agreed to delay the operation until Thursday so that she can vote on the withdrawal agreement struck between London and Brussels.The opposition Labour MP plans to be pushed through the voting lobby in parliament in a wheelchair.”If my son enters the world even one day later than the doctors advised, but it’s a world with a better chance of a strong relationship between Britain and Europe, then that’s worth fighting for,” she told the London Evening Standard newspaper.A source in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party said it had offered to “pair” Siddiq, meaning a rival MP agreed not to vote to ensure her absence did not affect the outcome.But Siddiq said she did not trust this informal system after the Conservatives broke a pair for a new mother MP last year.Labour colleagues asked John Bercow, the speaker of the lower House of Commons, if Siddiq could have a proxy vote, but he said this was not in his power as such a voting system has not been implemented.Bercow said he would like the procedure known as “nodding through” — where an MP who is on the parliamentary estate but physically unable to cast their ballot has their vote counted — extended to Siddiq’s hospital bed in north London.The new baby boy will be a great-grandson of the founding father of Bangladesh.Siddiq is the grand-daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president of Bangladesh.Her aunt is Sheikh Hasina, who was sworn in as Bangladesh’s prime minister for a record fourth term last week after a crushing election victory marred by deadly violence and claims of widespread rigging.
Explore further The biggest advantage of ultracapacitors is that they can fully recharge in less than a minute, unlike lithium-ion batteries which can take several hours. The downside of ultracapacitors is that they currently have a very short range, providing a distance of only a few miles, due to the fact that ultracapacitors can store only about 5% of the energy that lithium-ion batteries can hold. Although their short range makes ultracapacitors impractical for cars, city buses have to stop frequently anyway. By quickly recharging at bus stops, buses could take advantage of ultracapacitors’ other benefits: a bus with ultracapacitors uses 40% less electricity compared to an electric bus with lithium-ion batteries, and requires just one-tenth the energy cost of a typical diesel-fueled bus, which would save about $200,000 during the life of the vehicle. Plus, the buses are environmentally friendly: “Even if you use the dirtiest coal plant on the planet, it generates a third of the carbon dioxide of diesel when used to charge an ultracapacitor,” said Dan Ye of Sinautec.Today’s demonstration will take place at American University in Washington, DC, where an 11-seat minibus powered by ultracapacitors will be shuttling people around campus. At designated charging stations, which double as bus stops, the bus recharges by raising a collector on top of the bus a few feet to touch an overhead electric charging line, which recharges ultracapacitor banks stored under the bus seats. The two companies hope that this is just the beginning for ultracapacitor buses. The company that makes the Shanghai buses, Foton America Bus Co, based in Tennessee, plans to deliver another 60 buses to the Chinese city in early 2010. The new buses will have ultracapacitors manufactured by Shanghai Aowei that supply 10-watt hours per kilogram, compared with the current ultracapacitors that have an energy density of six watt-hours per kilogram. Other US cities, including New York City, Chicago, and some towns in Florida, have also expressed interest in trialing the buses. The companies expect that the ultracapacitors will continue to achieve higher energy densities in the future, which would allow them to hold a charge for longer. This improvement could increase the driving range from a few miles to 20 miles or more, helping to decrease the number of charging stations required on a route and make the technology practical for many more cities and bus routes. More information: Sinautecvia: Technology Review© 2009 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — A fleet of 17 buses near Shanghai has been running on ultracapacitors for the past three years, and today that technology is coming to the Washington, DC, for a one-day demonstration. Chinese company Shanghai Aowei Technology Development Company, along with its US partner Sinautec Automobile Technologies, predict that this approach will provide an inexpensive and energy efficient way to power city buses in the near future. Hybrid Bus in the City: A Prototype with a Future Citation: Ultracapacitors Make City Buses Cheaper, Greener (2009, October 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-ultracapacitors-city-buses-cheaper-greener.html Buses with ultracapacitors stop at recharging stations, which double as bus stops, to recharge in less than a minute. Image credit: Sinautec. 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.
Two girls, in their late 20s, knock on the door of Subhash Barman, a fisherman living in Gopinathpur Malopada village, about 35 km from Dhaka. The family welcomes them warmly. Shilpi Barman, the wife of Subhash, is in her seventh month of pregnancy. These girls cut Shilpi’s nails and check her blood pressure. They then inspect her bedroom to check whether the bedsheets are clean and also collect her urine sample.These girls are paramedics from Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK), a non-profit, which provides community healthcare to the marginalised. Started in 1972, GK has today reached more than 1.5 million rural people in 647 villages through over 1,100 employees, 43 primary health centres (PHCS), five referral hospitals and one medical college. Also Read – Gateway of criminal justiceTheir efforts have helped achieve the targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the child and maternal mortality in hundreds of villages in Bangladesh, ten years before the MDG deadline of 2015. A World Bank report highlighted GK’s success, To the MDGs and Beyond: Accountability and Institutional Innovation in Bangladesh, in 2006. It says, “GK has already exceeded the MDG for infant mortality a decade ahead of time while the rest of the country remains at a level two-thirds higher. On maternal mortality, GK has achieved a rate of 186 per 100,000 live births, 42 percent lower than the national average in 2001 when the decline for the country as a whole was much less.” Besides, GK provides multiple health facilities to vulnerable people. Also Read – Turning a blind eyeTracing the modelGK began as a field hospital for the wounded freedom fighters and refugees during the war of liberation in 1971. Realising that millions of people in the rural areas had no access to any healthcare facilities, these survivors established GK on April 27, 1972.The GK model relies primarily on paramedics who knock on the doors of poor people in villages providing healthcare. “We identify pregnant women, ailing children and the elderly in villages with the help of the