Horoscope: April 7, 2021

first_imgFacebook ReddIt ReddIt Previous articleNo. 10 TCU continues to roll with back-to-back series sweeps, ten straight winsNext articleeBay launches on-campus marketplace exclusively for TCU students and community Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Facebook Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Linkedin Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Twitter + posts Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Aquarius until 4:30 p.m., when the Moon enters Pisces.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 7, 2021:Overactive, loving and determined, a wave of excitement follows you wherever you go. This year, you will manage to pull off a creative coup that improves your financial standing. There’s nothing wrong with you standing out from the rest of the crowd. In fact, it’s your job. If single, expect multiple admirers. If attached, your partner will offer consistent levels of support. LIBRA calms you down, in a good way.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★A work team or group of friends looks to you for leadership. Listen to your gut instincts. You know better than most what will work out best for everyone. You are greatly loved and well-respected. Tonight: Make a difficult phone call.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Hard work will be rewarded. News about a raise may be in the works. Hold brilliant visions of success and prosperity. They will come to fruition, bit by bit. Confidence builds when you let go of needless worry. Tonight: Pamper yourself.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Right now your network is increasing far and wide. Expand your world view. Business or personal dealings with someone who lives or travels overseas could become important. Your positive thoughts will cheer a friend. Tonight: Try a new take-out menu.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★An emotional encounter might make you feel uneasy. Your deep and delicate feelings get hurt very easily. Try meeting in the middle, without making yourself feel “wrong.” Trust your insight. You know the right answer. Tonight: Light a candle; go within.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Your charm attracts more people than you realize. An impressive person admires your ability to bring out the best in others. An opportunity may arise based on that talent. Don’t back away. Accept the challenge. Tonight: Play card games.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Cultivate your love of being of service and your empathy for people in need. A volunteer position could pop up and bring you satisfaction in days to come. You often heal yourself through helping others. Tonight: Start a scrapbook.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★You have a natural eye for beauty, so purchase an accessory that makes you stand out. Put finishing touches on a creative project. Show it to art lovers who understand exactly what you want to convey. Tonight: Surrender to romance.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Home improvement may take you by storm. Read blogs and watch videos that give tips on decorating and real estate deals. Even if you are not ready to move, you can still imagine yourself in more palatial digs. Tonight: Family time.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★If you’re feeling antsy, hop in your car or go for a walk. Explore the beauty available in a short distance from home. Team up with a neighbor to plan a future block party. Tonight: Call a close friend or sibling.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Budgetary matters could be on your mind. If you have that feeling that there’s never enough, don’t worry. Your resourceful nature always brings you everything you need. Swap stories with a colleague and gain new insight. Tonight: Bask in gratitude.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★Show the world what you have to offer. Your ideas could be a breath of fresh air that revitalize a dormant project. An admiring friend or romantic partner will be dazzled by the way you look today. Tonight: Celebrate your uniqueness.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★Revel in the beauty of “just you” time. Find space to relax, ponder and even daydream. You live by inspiration, and a robust supply is flowing toward you. Reach out to someone who’s been on your mind. Tonight: Release your worries.Born today: Poet William Wordsworth (1770), singer Billie Holiday (1915), football player Tiki Barber (1975) Linkedin Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitterlast_img read more

Farmers in Tyrone and Derry to be left out of financial aid package

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – April 3, 2013 Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Previous articleMan who died in Portstewart accident was DVLA-NI Chief ExecutiveNext article31-year-old man dies in hospital after being hit by a lorry in Derry News Highland Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Farmers in Tyrone and Derry to be left out of financial aid package Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Farmers in the Sperrin Mountain region of Tyrone and Derry have not been included in a financial aid package from Stormont.It’s been announced today that the Department of Agriculture and Regional Development are issuing a £5m aid package for farmers who suffered animal losses during the Spring cold snap.But the aid is only going towards farmers in Counties Antrim and Down.West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne said the decision by DARD not to include farmers from Tyrone and Derry is discriminatory….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/joeb.mp3[/podcast] Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

AT&T’s iPhone Finally Getting MMS via iPhone OS 3.1?

first_imgAll Signs Point to MMS in OS 3.1Then there is the fact that multiple blogs are reporting news from anonymous AT&T tipsters saying that MMS will be enabled via the next iPhone OS update. In fact, according to iPhone Hacks, there have been a couple of instances where developers reported that they already had MMS working, although somewhat sporadically. Take that with a grain of salt, though.Finally, there are reports that the latest OS 3.1 beta is disabling the hacks that made tethering and MMS possible via unsupported methods on AT&T iPhones. Some of the hacks even allowed you to enable these functions without going through the process of “jailbreaking” the phone – a special type of hack which enables you to install third-party applications hosted outside of the iTunes App Store. Of course, disabling hacks like this via an update seems par for the course for Apple, but considering all these rumors, it could be another item that points to the possibility of OS 3.1 delivering MMS to AT&T customers. After all, what better way to make sure AT&T customers have to start paying for its use with their text messaging bundle? Of course, without official statements from either company, there’s no way to be 100% certain that the iPhone OS 3.1 will be the vehicle delivering MMS, but considering all of the above factors, it does seem likely. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … A little over a month ago, the next update to the iPhone firmware – OS 3.1 beta – was released to developers. With the updated firmware, there are a number of bug fixes and a few new features, including voice control over Bluetooth, copy and paste for phone numbers, vibration feedback when re-arranging screen icons, and more. However, the most notable change in the latest OS update is the re-inclusion of MMS. For unknown reasons, this feature was removed from the fifth beta and the public release of the OS, but now it’s back and enabled by default. Although the functionality isn’t working over the AT&T network yet, there are reports that the next iPhone update will indeed enable MMS. The only question is when?MMS Switched on in New FirmwareThere are several reasons to believe why the upcoming iPhone OS 3.1 update will include MMS. Most importantly is the fact that the update firmware actually includes the functionality switched on by default. There are changes AT&T will have to make in order for it to work, of course, but now all that’s left is for AT&T to “flip the switch,” so to speak. Although Apple hasn’t officially confirmed a release date for the OS 3.1 update, it’s expected to arrive sometime in September. That timing nicely coincides with AT&T’s public statement that MMS will arrive “later this summer.” (September is still summer, right?) An anonymous commenter on iPhone-watching blog FSM said that a rep told him the release date is September 6th and, at the latest, September 8th, but obviously, you can’t put any weight behind those statements (you can only hope!). When we spoke to an AT&T rep ourselves, we were told to wait until the “end of August or beginning of September” – which isn’t really new information, unfortunately. However, the rep also said that Apple “has the update already” and that AT&T is “just waiting for Apple to release it.” This statement could easily be construed to mean that when Apple releases the updated firmware that is OS 3.1, AT&T will be ready to turn on MMS functionality. Another reason why this seems plausible is because the rep said you’ll be alerted to the update via a text message – the same procedure they’ve used in the past to alert you to new iPhone firmware releases. Tags:#Apple#mobile#NYT#web sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

IMA panel to probe Dr. Tadvi’s death in Maharashtra

first_img The other members include Dr. Hozie Kapadia and Dr. Suhas Pingle, both physicians from Mumbai, Dr. Ashok Adhao, a surgeon from Nagpur and Dr. Chandrakant Mhaske, a dermatologist and dean of the Government Medical College in Nanded. While Dr. Kapadia is the current State president of IMA, Dr. Pingle is the State secretary.“Our main focus would be to look at changes that need to be brought in place to offer a better work environment for the resident doctors,” said Dr. Wankhedkar.In a press statement, the IMA has stated that the poor working conditions of doctors, in particular, the residents in government hospitals, the abnormal load of work they are expected to carry as a matter of routine and the ever-present ridicule for deficiency of clinical skills cannot be pushed under the carpet.“IMA’s fact-finding team will study comprehensively the complex issue and is expected to submit its report to IMA national president in a week’s time,” it stated.Referring to the allegations of casteism, the statement said that if true, it is a matter of serious concern which has to be addressed. In the backdrop of the suicide by Dr. Payal Tadvi, the Indian Medical Association has formed a five-member fact-finding committee to look at the larger issues concerning the resident doctors working in the State’s public hospitals.The committee will review the critical factors that led to her death and recommend how to avoid such incidents in future.Tadvi, 26, a second-year resident doctor in the gynaecology department of Topiwala National Medical College attached to B.Y.L. Nair Hospital committed suicide on May 22.Three senior resident doctors have been booked in the case after Tadvi’s parents alleged harassment and caste slurs by them.‘Various aspects’“The case has various aspects attached to it. Our fact-finding committee will piece together the facts and look at the larger issue that resulted in Tadvi’s death”, said Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar, a surgeon from Dhule and one of the five doctors on the committee.Also Read Tadvi suicide: 3 accused sent to judicial custody till June 10 last_img read more

Nuggets slip past Timberwolves to secure West’s no. 2 spot

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “We didn’t give up,” Jokic told the crowd after the Nuggets pulled out the improbable win by scoring the game’s final 15 points. That set up a first-round playoff series with the seventh-seeded San Antonio Spurs, instead of sixth-seeded Oklahoma City.“I just think that starting group realized what was at stake and fought to get that No. 2 seed,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “It was great to see them play that way. Obviously, moving forward, we can’t wait until the last three or four minutes. But it was a hell of a win, and a hell of a way to close out the regular season.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Nuggets were in danger of losing for the fifth time in their last seven games and falling to the No. 3 seed when they found themselves trailing by 11 with four minutes to go.The Timberwolves missed their last eight shots and the Nuggets scored on seven possessions. LATEST STORIES Timberwolves: Minnesota played without starters Karl Anthony-Towns (right knee), Jeff Teague (left foot) and Robert Covington (right knee) and key reserves Taj Gibson (left calf) and Derrick Rose (right elbow).Nuggets: Denver finished an NBA-best 34-7 at home. … The Nuggets earned a No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs for the sixth time in their history and for the first time since 2008-09, when they last won a playoff series, 4-1 over the Mavericks in the conference semifinals. They have lost their last five playoff series. … Jokic also pulled down 14 rebounds.UP NEXTTimberwolves: A search for a president, followed by decisions on GM Scott Layden and interim head coach Ryan Saunders.Nuggets: A return to the playoffs after a six-year absence, facing the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trail Blazers lock up no. 3 seed in West after dramatic win over Kings MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “They kept coming,” said Andrew Wiggins, who led Minnesota with 25 points. “We had the lead. I thought we had the game.”Apparently, so did the Nuggets.“Maybe we just woke up at that time,” Jokic said. “I don’t know. Maybe we thought we were going to lose.”The comeback gave the Nuggets a measure of momentum heading into their first playoff series since 2012-13.Jamal Murray scored 17 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left that put Denver up 96-95. Jokic stripped Wiggins and then sank two free throws for a three-point cushion.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Wiggins’ 3-pointer to tie it hit the front of the rim and the Nuggets got the ball back. Paul Millsap was fouled at the other end with 4.2 seconds remaining. He sank his first free throw and missed his second, but teammate Will Barton corralled the rebound and dribbled out the clock.Gorgui Dieng added 18 points for the Timberwolves backups and rookie Cameron Reynolds scored a career-best 17 points, including a 3-pointer that put Minnesota ahead 95-84 with 4:01 left.They wouldn’t score again.The Nuggets know won’t get away with waiting until the end to turn up the energy and effort against the Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich.“You could tell it was the 82nd game of the year,” Torrey Craig said. “Guys were ready to get the playoffs going. I know for a fact it won’t be like that in the playoffs.”Millsap, one of the only Nuggets with playoff experience, said the close call against lottery-bound Minnesota and its bevy of backups with nothing to lose was “a good test for us.”“It’s a good preparation for us going into the playoffs,” Millsap said.A year ago, these two teams met on the final day of the regular season with a lot more at stake. The Timberwolves won that one in overtime in the first final-day play-in game in the NBA in 21 years, ending a 14-year playoff absence and extending Denver’s drought to six seasons.Then, All-Star Jimmy Butler demanded a trade that torpedoed the Timberwolves, who fell to 36-46 and reverted to also-ran status while the Nuggets put together a 54-28 breakout for their first trip to the playoffs since George Karl was their coach.TIP-INS: Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, center, looks to pass the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, left, and Anthony Tolliver defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER— Sputtering into the postseason was no way for the Denver Nuggets to end their six-year playoff drought.Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and had a key strip and two clutch free throws in the closing seconds and the Nuggets pulled out a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that secured the No. 2 seed in the West.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Michigan Unveils Plan to Expand Defense Industry

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Michigan officials on Thursday introduced a strategic plan to preserve and build the state’s $8 billion defense industry through a variety of initiatives aimed at leveraging its 7 military facilities for economic development and focusing on growth areas such as aerospace, advanced manufacturing and autonomous systems.The Protect and Grow strategic plan was developed by the Michigan Defense Center in conjunction with the state Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the state’s congressional delegation.“Michigan has been a leader in the defense sector for decades and the industry is a major contributor to our economy,” Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said in announcing the plan, according to a news release. “With our assets, our state is well positioned to grow new opportunities, and the Protect and Grow plan will allow us to proactively develop this important business sector.”MEDC and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center leadership took the first step in implementing the plan by signing a cooperative research and development agreement. The agreement defines planned collaboration between the two organizations, covering testing and evaluating autonomous defense vehicles on I-69, transportation cyber security and next generation alternative energy development.The plan includes 17 recommendations to preserve current defense assets, missions and jobs, and foster innovation, including:invest state resources to enhance military installations and defense and homeland security missions;expand training ranges and opportunities;maximize the congressional delegation’s influence and support for military installations;pursue opportunities and branding to lead the nation in DOD and state-sponsored renewable energy solutions;study impacts and military research and development tax incentives and best practices in other states; andcreate new branding for the defense industry in Michigan.Michigan is home to seven military facilities — Detroit Arsenal, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Fort Custer, Defense Logistics Agency, Camp Grayling Joint Military Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.last_img read more

Astronomers identify new asynchronous short period polar

Astronomers identify new asynchronous short period polar

first_img © 2017 Phys.org Cataclysmic variables (CVs) are binary star systems comprising of a white dwarf and a normal star companion. They irregularly increase in brightness by a large factor, then drop back down to a quiescent state. Polars are a subclass of cataclysmic variables, distinguished from other CVs by the presence of a very strong magnetic field in their white dwarfs.IGR J19552+0044 was detected in 2006 by the INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) space telescope. Subsequent observations of this highly variable X-ray source have shown that it is a magnetic cataclysmic variable. Now, Tovmassian’s team has revealed the results of a new follow-up optical observational campaign, which helped the researchers to obtain further information about this variable object.For their observations, the astronomers employed three telescopes at the National Astronomical Observatory (OAN) in Sierra San Pedro Mártir, Mexico, two Panchromatic Robotic Optical Monitoring and Polarimetry Telescopes (PROMPT) at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile, and one telescope of South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in South Africa. In the study, the authors also included data obtained by the MDM Observatory on Kitt Peak, Arizona as well as the results provided by the Center for Backyard Astrophysics (CBA), a global network of telescopes observing CVs.This comprehensive observational campaign spanning three years (from June 2011 to July 2014) allowed the team to classify the studied X-ray source correctly.”We conducted follow-up optical observations to identify the sources and periods of variability precisely and to classify this X-ray source correctly,” the paper reads.According to the study, photometric and spectroscopic observations reveal that the white dwarf of IGR J19552+0044 has spin period and binary orbital period of 83.6 and 81.3 minutes, respectively. These discording results indicate that the studied CV is an asynchronous polar. “The system is not an ordinary polar. The photometric period that we identify with the spin period of the magnetic white dwarf is 2.8 percent shorter than the spectroscopic period; we think the latter reflects the orbital period of the system. This is one of the extreme cases of asynchronism,” the researchers wrote in the paper.The study underlines that such rate of asynchronism is among the largest observed in a few similar objects. The scientists are also uncertain about the source of this deviation, however the growing number of found asynchronous polars suggests that such anomaly is not as rare as originally thought. Besides detecting the asynchronism, the authors estimated the magnetic field strength of the white dwarf in this system. They reveal that this value is more likely about 16 MG and not higher than 20 MG. New magnetic cataclysmic variable star discovered Explore further (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers led by Gagik H. Tovmassian of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has uncovered new details into the nature of a cataclysmic variable known as IGR J19552+0044. New observations reveal that this object is an asynchronous short period polar. The finding was presented October 5 in a paper published online on the arXiv pre-print server. More information: IGR J19552+0044: A new asynchronous short period polar: “Filling the gap between intermediate and ordinary polars”, arXiv:1710.02126 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1710.02126AbstractBased on XMM—Newton X-ray observations IGR J19552+0044 appears to be either a pre-polar or an asynchronous polar. We conducted follow-up optical observations to identify the sources and periods of variability precisely and to classify this X-ray source correctly. Extensive multicolor photometric and medium- to high-resolution spectroscopy observations were performed and period search codes were applied to sort out the complex variability of the object. We found firm evidence of discording spectroscopic (81.29+/-0.01m) and photometric (83.599+/-0.002m) periods that we ascribe to the white dwarf (WD) spin period and binary orbital period, respectively. This confirms that IGR J19552+0044 is an asynchronous polar. Wavelength-dependent variability and its continuously changing shape point at a cyclotron emission from a magnetic WD with a relatively low magnetic field below 20 MG. The difference between the WD spin period and the binary orbital period proves that IGR J19552+0044 is a polar with the largest known degree of asynchronism (0.97 or 3%). Power spectra multiband photometry of IGR 1955+0044. The solid lines are powers after clean procedure is applied to powers presented as dotted lines. The bluish curves are for the V band, the red are for the I band, and the green are for the WL light curves. Credit: Tovmassian et al., 2017. 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