Tony Khan attacked a fan on Twitter after the supporter asked him to step down from his position as Fulham lost against Burnley.Fulham FC was defeated 2-1 by Burnley in yesterday’s English Premier League fixture.And fans are angry as their team lay in the 19th position in the table, just three points ahead of the last place.One Fulham supporter took his frustration to Twitter, where he asked the team’s vice-chairman Tony Khan to step down from his position.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“Never. I’ll die at this club. Go to hell,” replied Khan.“To squad, staff, and supporters, some people are waving the white flag and saying we should surrender, people said the same when we were 6 & 4 points behind the past 2 seasons; we closed the gap both times,” he was quoted as saying by The Independent.“Our squad has great moments, but they’ve shown their abilities more often than they’ve gotten the points we need. But we can close this gap.”“As with last January we’ll make multiple signings to improve the squad, but it’s on our players now to fight, finish & win. Come on Fulham!” he concluded.
Lakshmi’s NTRTwitterRam Gopal Varma has been ordered to delay the release of Lakshmi’s NTR in the cinema halls across Andhra Pradesh by the Election Commission, which asked him to wait until further orders.Lakshmi’s NTR was released in theatres across the globe on March 31, but the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had got its release in Andhra Pradesh stalled by the High Court, claiming the film would influence the voters in the Assembly and Lok Sabh elections. Ram Gopal Varma was asked to release the film after the elections got over on April 11, but he has received a shock from the Election Commission.After the Election Commission refused again, blocking the release of Lakshmi’s NTR in Andhra Pradesh, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted a copy of the court order and wrote: “For all those who are speculating how we are releasing Lakshmis NTR, please read these excerpts from the Honourable AP high court order.”Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, the Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh, told Ram Gopal Varma that Lakshmi’s NTR should not be released as long as the model code of conduct is in force. The Election Commission has reportedly sent letters to all District Collectors and SPs to initiate action if there is violation.Fans angeredThis development has angered many fans of Ram Gopal Varma, who condemned the move of the Election Commission. A fan named Ravi Vallabhaneni (@ravivallabha) tweeted: “As per my understanding now it is for EC to act on this. However it forgot to act and is behaving like a puppet. Polling is over, hence movie can be released, doesn’t this logic apply to an elected CM to discharge official duties?”Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu had been facing a lot of criticism from the public for the last couple of days for declining permission to the press meet of Lakshmi’s NTR in Vijayawada. Many were wondering over the reason for blocking Ram Gopal Varma from entering the city. Now, the order of the Election Commission is the answer for their questions.Some followers of the TDP are happy with the order of the Election Commission. They expressed their anger against Ram Gopal Varma for damaging the image of the party. JC Arthimalla @ARTHIMALLA Election Commission reaffirms #LakshmisNTR shouldn’t be released in AP, Sent letter to all District Collectors and SPs to initiate action if there’s violation Now @ysjagan got answer from EC about the mistake @RGVzoomin has been doing in past 2 days Why is RGV not placing the order dated 10.04.2019 of Election Commission of India which specifically said “you are hereby directed not to exhibit the film till further orders”.under ehst authority he is maligning the TDP Govt &Chandra Babu.It should mentioned that the Election Commission had also ordered the producer of Udyama Simham, the biopic Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), not to release the movie util further orders. It also stalled the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic, asserting that any biopic material with the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections should not be screened. VIJAYA SREE N @LEOVSN
A bronze bull sculpture is seen as an employee walks out of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai August 22, 2013 (representational image).Reuters fileAn oversubscription of 104 times is bound to result in a premium listing for Avenue Supermarts, the operator of supermarket retail D-Mart. The question on investor’s mind will be: At what price will it list? The answer lies probably in the valuation of listed rivals, according to an analyst.”At the upper end of the price band, the pre-issue P/E works out to be 32.5x its annualised 9MFY2017 earnings, which is lower compared to P/E multiple of its peers i.e. Trent – 73.9x, Shoppers Stop – 123.8x and Future Retail 36.5x,” Angel Broking had said in a note on March 4, recommending investors to subscribe.For the nine-month period (9MFY2017) in the current fiscal, the company’s net profit was Rs 387 crore on sales of Rs 8,784 crore.On Friday, Trent closed at Rs 239 (face value Re 1), Future Retail at Rs 262 (face value Rs 2) and Shoppers Stop at Rs 320 (face value Rs 5 per share).BSE, which got listed a few weeks ago, closed at Rs 936, after listing at Rs 1,085 on February 3 against the issue price of Rs 806.The Rs 1,870-crore initial public offering (IPO) by the 15-year-old company in the price band of Rs 295-299 per share (face value Rs 10) got an overwhelming response during the issue period (March 8 to 10).The portion reserved for institutional investors (QIBs, FIIs, DIIs, mutual funds) was oversubscribed 144 times while the pie earmarked for non-institutional investors saw an oversubscription of 277 times.In sharp contrast, retail investors were relatively less enthusiastic, oversubscribing 7.51 times, according to data available on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).Earlier, the company raised Rs 561 crore from anchor investors by issuing 1.87 crore shares at Rs 299 per share and the investors included SBI Mutual Fund, Singapore government, JP Morgan, T Rowe Price, HDFC Mutual Fund, Reliance Mutual Fund and ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund.Highlights of the IPO and Avenue Supermarts (according to Angel Broking):Avenue Supermarts Ltd. (ASL) is amongst the largest and the most profitable Food & Grocery retailer in India. It offers wide range of Food and non-food products. ASL operates total 118 stores in 9 states and 1 Union Territory.ASL has increased its store count from 45 in FY2011 to 118 in 9MFY2017 with total retail business area of ~3.9 mn sq. ft in 45 cities. Further, the company has plans to increase total retail space by 2.1mn sq. ft by 2020, which will support its growth.ASL has reported revenue CAGR of ~40 percent over FY2012-16 on the back of same store growth and expansion of its business by adding new stores. On the bottom-line front, the company has reported CAGR of ~52 percent over FY2012-16 due to good business and gradual improvement in the operating margins. Return on equity has also improved from 9% in FY2012 to 32 percent in FY2016.Better RoE profile, promoter’s strong background, strategically located stores, intense focus on maintaining lower costs and strong brand perception are the compelling factors indicating that ASL is a long term story that will unfold going ahead.The company’s net profit and sales for FY2016 stood at Rs 319 crore and Rs 8,588 crore, respectively.The promoters’ share after the public issue will come down to 82.2 percent from the earlier 91.4 percent.The Sensex closed 17 points higher at 28,946 on Friday. The markets will open on Tuesday, being closed on Monday for Holi. The trading will factor in the election results to the five states — Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand.
Pope Francis leaves the airport after arriving in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on 30 November 2017. Photo: AFPPope Francis on Thursday arrived in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees have sought sanctuary after fleeing a crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar, in the second stage of a tour dominated by the plight of the persecuted minority.The pope will spend three days in mainly-Muslim Bangladesh, which is also grappling with a rise in Islamist extremism that has seen Catholics attacked for their faith.In Myanmar he walked a diplomatic tightrope, staying away from allegations that the army is waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, despite pressure to confront the incendiary issue publically.He also refrained from mentioning the minority by name during his four-day trip in which he held two masses and private meetings with civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing.In Dhaka he will meet some of the refugees from the Rohingya community, whom he has described as his “brothers and sisters”, and led a mass for Bangladesh’s tiny Catholic minority.Nearly a million refugees from the Muslim minority now languish in camps on the border and the Daily Star, a Bangladeshi newspaper, said in an editorial Thursday it hoped he could change their fate.“Thanks to the large body of evidence documenting severe rights abuses of the Rohingya minority of Myanmar, the extent of the atrocities carried out by Myanmar’s security forces is known to all,” it said.“We remain hopeful that given Pope Francis’ legacy of standing up for the oppressed, he will speak out against the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya during this very important visit.”‘Moral authority’Myanmar’s government denies the Rohingya are an ethnic group, insisting they are “Bengali” immigrants who are not entitled to full citizenship.But the Vatican has rejected suggestions that the pope’s reticence to tackle the Rohingya crisis head-on represented a failure of moral leadership.A spokesman late Wednesday said the pope’s presence alone drew attention to Myanmar’s myriad troubles and his “moral authority” remained undimmed.“He’s not afraid of minefields,” Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told a press conference, hinting the pope’s discussions in private may have been more strident.Francis had been urged not to utter the Rohingyas’ name in Myanmar to avoid provoking hardline Buddhists and making the country’s Catholic community a target.“He seemed to comprehend the dilemma he faced,” David Mathieson, a Yangon-based analyst, told AFP, applauding his diplomatic dexterity in a country where the army still holds great power.“He is the Pope, not a pugilist… he was here to help the country work through this horrific humanitarian crisis and listen to both the civilian and military leadership.”The pontiff was warmly embraced by Myanmar’s Catholics, who make up just over one percent of the population.On Friday he will lead a mass in central Dhaka that is expected to be attended by around 100,000 Bangladeshi Catholics.The country’s Catholic community accounts for less than 0.5 percent of the population of 160 million and have for centuries lived in relative harmony with their Muslim neighbours.But the country has seen a rise in Islamist attacks in recent years targeting religious minorities, foreigners and secular figures.Pope Francis’s visit coincides with the disappearance of a Catholic priest on Monday in the same village where suspected Islamist extremists hacked a Catholic grocer to death last year.Walter William Rosario, 40, had been making arrangements for some 300 Catholics to travel to Dhaka for the pope’s mass.Since 2015 at least three Christians, including two converts from Islam, have been hacked to death in attacks blamed on the militant Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
Map of Syria locating Sweida. Photo: AFPA string of Islamic State group attacks, including suicide blasts, killed at least 54 people in southern Syria on Wednesday in one of the jihadists’ deadliest assaults in months, a monitor said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blasts hit several areas of the largely government-held southern province of Sweida, where IS retains a presence in a northeastern desert region.The attacks came almost a week into a deadly Russia-backed regime campaign to oust IS fighters from a holdout in a neighbouring province of the country’s south.The raids began when three suicide attackers detonated their explosive belts in Sweida city as other blasts hit villages to the north and east, said the Observatory.A fourth suicide blast hit the city later.“IS fighters then stormed villages in the province’s northeast and killed residents in their homes,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Observatory.IS seized three of the seven villages they targeted, he said.The suicide blasts and attacks have left at least 32 pro-government fighters and 22 civilians dead, he added, updating an earlier toll.“The death toll rose after bodies were found in people’s homes,” Abdel Rahman told AFP.At least 21 IS jihadists were also killed.State media confirmed the attacks had killed and wounded people in Sweida city and villages to the north and east, but did not give a specific toll.Abandoned shoesState television said the army was targeting IS in the province’s east, and state news agency SANA reported “army units blocked an IS attack on a number of villages in northeastern Sweida, killing a large number” of the jihadists.SANA published images of the aftermath of the attack in Sweida city.The remains of a victim lay sprawled on a staircase near a damaged wall, while abandoned shoes lay in the middle of the road among fruit that had spilled out of cartons.Abdel Rahman said unidentified warplanes were also targeting IS fighters in the area.Despite pro-government forces ousting the group from urban centres in eastern Syria last year, surprise IS raids in recent months have killed dozens of regime and allied fighters.The regime of president Bashar al-Assad has in recent weeks ousted rebels from a majority of the country’s south, part of which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.His forces are now closing in on a patch of territory in nearby Daraa province held by jihadist group Jaish Khaled bin al-Walid, which has pledged allegiance to IS.The group, which has around 1,000 fighters in the region, has been the target of an intense bombing campaign by Russian and Syrian jets in recent days.SANA said the IS attacks on neighbouring Sweida were an attempt to relieve pressure “on IS remnants facing their inevitable end in the western Daraa countryside”.Desert holdoutsOn Wednesday, Russia-backed regime forces continued their bombardment of the IS-held pocket in Daraa.At least 41 civilians have been killed in air strikes on the jihadist holdout since 19 July, the monitor says.Fierce clashes between the two sides have killed 49 regime fighters and 67 jihadists.On Tuesday, a Syrian military source accused Israel of firing at one of its warplanes as it carried out operations against jihadists in southern Syria.Israel’s army earlier said it had shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had infiltrated Israeli airspace, risking another escalation around the sensitive buffer zone.The Damascus regime has long accused Israel of backing IS and other anti-government factions.IS overran large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, declaring a self-styled “caliphate” in territory it held.The jihadists have since been ousted from all major urban centres in both countries, but they retain a presence including in desert border areas.In Syria, IS controls a pocket of the eastern province of Deir Ezzor on the Iraqi border, and is present in parts of the vast central Badiya desert including in Sweida.More than 350,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria’s war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.
The team proposes two main scientific goals for JWST when it comes to observing these moons. The first task would be completing the infrared survey of major satellites. The second goal is geology-related and described as “monitoring surface changes of active satellites.” The researchers presented their proposal in a paper published on the arXiv.”The James Webb Space Telescope will allow observations with a unique combination of spectral, spatial, and temporal resolution for the study of outer planet satellites within our solar system. We highlight the infrared spectroscopy of icy moons and temporal changes on geologically active satellites as two particularly valuable avenues of scientific inquiry,” the scientists wrote in the paper.JWST will be equipped in four scientific instruments: the Near InfraRed Camera (NIRCam), the Near InfraRed Spectrograph (NIRSpec), the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) and the Fine Guidance Sensor/Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (FGS/NIRISS).These instruments provide a unique opportunity to obtain high spectral resolution infrared spectra from planetary satellites in wavelength regions that cannot be observed from Earth. JWST’s results could complement observations of outer solar system moons conducted by Voyager and Cassini missions.The scientists hope that the telescope’s key scientific contribution could be determining the compositions of giant gas planets’ irregular satellites. They note that even at very low spatial resolution, near-infrared spectroscopy is sensitive to H2O and other ices, as well as silicates and spectral slopes characteristic of complex organic “tholins” (heteropolymer molecules formed by solar ultraviolet irradiation of simple organic compounds such as methane or ethane).”JWST has the sensitivity to provide unique compositional data on irregular satellites. For example, in the one to 2.5 micron region of the near-infrared, amorphous vs. crystalline surface composition of icy bodies could be surveyed extensively using JWST NIRSpec,” the paper reads.Irregular satellites are important sources of dust in the giant planet systems. Dust orbits evolve under effects of radiation pressure and solar tides. By linking the sizes, densities, and albedos of dust particles to the source satellite surface compositions, JWST could offer new insights into the role of these satellites in the production of dust particles. More information: Observing Outer Planet Satellites (except Titan) with JWST: Science Justification and Observational Requirements, arXiv:1511.03735 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1511.03735AbstractThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will allow observations with a unique combination of spectral, spatial, and temporal resolution for the study of outer planet satellites within our Solar System. We highlight the infrared spectroscopy of icy moons and temporal changes on geologically active satellites as two particularly valuable avenues of scientific inquiry. While some care must be taken to avoid saturation issues, JWST has observation modes that should provide excellent infrared data for such studies. Explore further © 2015 Phys.org How Hubble’s successor will give us a glimpse into the very first galaxies Citation: Scientists plan to observe outer solar system moons using JWST (2015, November 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-scientists-outer-solar-moons-jwst.html The rendering of the James Webb Space Telescope in space. Image credit: Northrop Grumman. Journal information: arXiv The observations of geologic activity of the outer solar system moons, described by Kestay and his colleagues as the second main goal for JWST could also bring remarkable scientific results. The telescope will be able to detect changes on the surface that are indicative of temporal variations in composition and temperature.Many of the outer planet satellites are remarkably active. For instance, Jupiter’s moon Io, Neptune’s largest moon Triton, and Enceladus, Saturn’s icy satellite, have active eruptions. The recent suggestion of active plumes above Europa, orbiting Jupiter, is especially exciting because it may provide samples from a habitable environment that is otherwise extremely challenging to access.The scientists believe that the best moon for these observations would be Io. They note that JWST could observe significant surface changes on this satellite where volcanic activity is very high.”The observations every six months that JWST can make of the Jovian system is very well suited for monitoring the creation and fading of colorful plume deposits on Io which typically happen on a timescales of several months and have diameters of many hundreds of kilometers,” the researchers wrote.They are convinced that JWST observations could also resolve other scientific problems related to Io, such as the eruption temperature of its lavas and the uncertainty about the composition and state of its mantle. This could be crucial to our understanding of how tidal heating works in the Jovian system.The researchers conclude that these two types of JWST observations will enable compelling science of outer solar system moons. They present the telescope as an important tool for studying planetary satellites, underlining that the road to understanding the origins of the universe leads through the observations of our outer solar system. Finally, they encourage the scientific community to use their paper to formulate more specific observation plans. 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. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), often touted as Hubble’s successor, is slated to be launched in 2018 to study every phase of cosmic history, mainly by observing the most distant objects in the universe. The telescope will also be useful for investigating extrasolar planetary systems as well as planets within our solar system. Now, a team of researchers led by Laszlo Kestay, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Astrogeology Science Center, has laid out its plan to use the telescope’s capabilities to better understand our planetary neighborhood by putting emphasis on outer solar system moons and their geology.
Kolkata: Two bikes collided with each other near Judicial Academy in New Town on Wednesday morning.One of the bikers identified as Sariful Shaikh, who is a delivery person of Swiggy, got serious head injuries and is admitted to a city hospital. The condition of the delivery person is stated to be serious. Locals told Shaikh was riding his bike at a high speed and eventually lost his control. Keeping in mind the extent of the damage, Bidhannagar Police is soon going to arrange a meeting with the food delivery agencies over the issue of rash driving by Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifedelivery persons. According to locals, Shaikh was coming from the Sapoorji area and was headed towards Narkelbagan. Near Judicial Academy, Shaikh failed to notice the speed breaker placed on the road. He crossed over the speed breaker at a high speed. Meanwhile, another bike was taking a U turn just a few meters ahead of him. As Shaikh was a high speed, he collided with the bike that came infront of him and fell on the road. The other biker also fell off the bike but suffered minor injuries. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShaikh was immediately removed to a private hospital near New Town police station and was later shifted to another private hospital near Haldiram’s. In the evening, he was again shifted to another hospital at Mullick Bazar, specialised for neurological treatment. It is alleged that food dilvery apps such as the likes of Swiggy often takes action if a delivery person fails to deliver the food within a stipulated time. They also pay some amount of money as commission for faster delivery of food. To comply with the policy and make some extra amount, delivery persons are frequently seen flouting traffic norms that results in self-harm or harm of others. The delivery persons ride very fast to reach their destinations in fear of getting penalised. “We do not encourage anyone to flout traffic norms or ride fast. There is no provision of imposing penalties,” said a Swiggy official. According to the sources, in Wednesday’s accident Shaikh’s bike had no insurance and as a result, he will not get any compensation. Police sources said after the Swiggy authority was informed about the accident, they avoided taking any liability because Swiggy has no social security scheme for their delivery persons. To sort the matter, Bidhannagar Police will call the food delivery agencies and mention some guidelines that need to be followed strictly. The agencies will also be asked to keep a periodical check of the delivery persons’ bikes and the related vehicle documents. “We will sit with the food delivery agencies and their delivery persons to ensure there is no over-speeding and rash driving by them,” said Amit P Javalgi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquartes) of Bidhannagar Police.
Bengali New year couldn’t have had a better welcome. In a recently organised festival called ‘Baisakhi’, traditional and contemporary folk musicians of Bengal came together to celebrate the day and promote the traditional folk music of Bengal. The festival was organised by the Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage, on April 15, at Cafe Ekante, Eco Park, in collaboration with The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco). The festival which saw some unique performances of Jhumur dance, Baul singing, and folk dance groups, was inaugurated by the chairman of WB, HIDCO, Debashish Sen. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis was the second time the Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage organised the ‘Baisakhi’ festival.Last year, they started a project called ‘Vintage’ by collaborating with the Forest Department of the government of West Bengal to develop an alternative livelihood for Sundarban people to reduce wildlife and human conflict. During the project, they provided workshops and direct market linkage for Gamcha (local towel) weaving to the local women. Beneficiaries from Sundarban also came with the products to showcase their unique talents with their inspiring stories of the journey of empowerment. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKolkata Society for Cultural Heritage (KSCH) is a social enterprise functioning at the grass root level for the permanent developmental changes of rural, urban and tribal areas of India. It is a government registered organization functioning from 2012 in several sectors like livelihood, education, health, sanitation and other sociological sectors. They are also working to foster the socio-economical structure by using different livelihood generating methods. Currently, KSCH is operational at West and East Medinipur, Hooghly, Nadia, and South-24-Parganas. To promote traditional culture and art forms, KSCH gives the non-profit platforms to poor artists.