first_imgAPTN National NewsGJOA HAVEN, Nunavut – A Canadian Ranger died Sunday in a snowmobile accident patroling about 24 kilometres outside of Gjoa Haven.Donald Anguyoak was taking part in the Exercise Polar Passage that monitors snow and ice conditions along the Northwest Passage.Anguyoak was a member of the Gjoa Haven Ranger patrol. He was acting as lead scout at the time of his death.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Donald Anguyoak at this difficult time,” said Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin of the Canadian Army in a statement. “We remember Donald for his passion about passing his knowledge and skills to the youth of Gjoa Haven through the Junior Canadian Ranger program.”Prime Minister Stephen Harper also said he was saddened to learn of the death.“On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Corporal Donald Anguyoak, who lost his life in a snowmobile accident during Exercise Polar Passage, part of the Canadian Ranger Ocean Watch program monitoring snow and ice conditions along the Northwest Passage,” said Harper.Harper said the death is a reminder of the “real dangers” the Rangers face.“Corporal Anguyoak’s sacrifice in the name of defending his country will be honoured and remembered,” he said.An investigation will be conducted to determine what happened.The Rangers, also known as Acrtic Rangers, are a mainly made up of Aboriginal people that monitor the sovereignty of the Arctic as part of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve.last_img read more

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. says it’s cutting its workforce in its Canadian coal generating unit by 20 per cent as it works towards trimming annual costs by about $12 million.The Calgary-based power producer started the cost-saving initiative in January and it says a “large part” of the savings are already begin captured.It incurred about $7 million in restructuring costs during the first three months of 2015.TransAlta’s first-quarter net income fell nearly 45 per cent to $26 million, from $47 million a year earlier.Revenue for the quarter was $593 million, down 18 per cent from $775 million during the same period in 2014.TransAlta Renewables signs $1.78-billion Australian investment deal with TransAlta CorpTransAlta to build US$536M power station in Australia

BlackBerry announces updated software platform for vehicle security TORONTO – BlackBerry’s automotive division has created an updated software platform to help keep the connected and autonomous vehicles of the future secure.The QNX hypervisor 2.0 allows multiple operating systems to run at the same time on one hardware platform and allows breaches in one part to be isolated without impacting the rest of the car’s software.BlackBerry QNX head John Wall said multiple automakers are using the product already and provided feedback to help create the product.BlackBerry (TSX:BB) says Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has adopted the product as part of certain digital cockpit solutions.The former smartphone-maker ditched its hardware business last year in favour of its growing software business, with chief operating officer Marty Beard saying this past March that the shift was “100 per cent complete.”BlackBerry’s shares have been on the rise following research reports suggesting the company’s shares could see big gains over the next several years, and one report suggesting the company could be a target for an acquisition.The company’s shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange rose nearly one per cent in early trading to $15.14. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 7, 2017 8:58 am MDT Last Updated Jun 7, 2017 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Junior wide receiver Parris Campbell (21) stands on the field during the 2017 season opener vs Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorExamining the box score after the Ohio State-Indiana football game, it is clear there are a lot of statistics that could have significant implications for the rest of the season. Certain trends to notice, problems to address or strengths the team might have will inevitably appear after the first game of the season. Here are a couple of stats worth delving into.12 – Number of pass plays allowed by Ohio State defense that went for 15-plus yards. Having lost safety Malik Hooker and cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley to the draft, Ohio State has just one returning starter in safety Damon Webb and the third man of last season’s rotation of cornerbacks, Denzel Ward to lead a fresh-faced secondary. The inexperience showed Thursday as Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow systematically picked apart the Ohio State secondary, totalling 410 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air. His primary wide receiver, the 6-foot-4 Simmie Cobbs, towered over all cornerbacks that covered him and bullied the defense on his way to 149 receiving yards on just 11 catches.One of the reasons Ohio State reached the College Football Playoff last season was because its secondary was among the NCAA’s elite when it came to defending the pass. The Buckeyes allowed an average of just 164.5 passing yards on 5.4 passing yards per attempt each game. It could be tough to replicate last season’s success, but the secondary will have to fare better than allowing 420 passing yards in a single game. 17 – Total Indiana rushing yards. Yes, that number is correct. The Indiana offense found plenty of success through the air, but that was the only success it had moving the ball. As expected, Ohio State’s stout defensive line looked intimidating against the Hoosiers and ensured the team found no success on the ground. Indiana failed to tally a single rushing play that went for more than 9 rushing yards. No one on its team reached even 25 net rushing yards. At the end of the game, the team averaged just 0.6 rushing yards per attempt. With defensive ends Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes, Nick Bosa and Sam Hubbard, as well as defensive tackles Tracy Sprinkle and Dre’Mont Jones returning to Ohio State’s formidable defensive line, Ohio State’s coaching staff expects opposing rushing attacks to struggle against the Buckeyes. The unit is one of the best in the nation and had a chance to flex its muscles for the first time all season in a dominant performance against the Hoosiers. Heading into the game against Oklahoma, a team that lost its two top running backs, Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine, to the draft and had no player tally more than 60 yards on the ground against the University of Texas-El Paso Saturday, expect to see the Buckeyes defensive line dominate the run game once again.0 – The number of successful deep ball passes. Heading into the season, questions persisted around the Ohio State offense about whether or not co-offensive coordinators Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day would be able to return the deep ball to Columbus. After Thursday night, those questions have still not been answered.There were instances when quarterback J.T. Barrett did everything in his power to make the deep ball work. He dropped a dime from 41 yards away into the hands of H-back Parris Campbell in the end zone, but Campbell let if fall through his arms. Then there were other times Barrett overshot his man, like when he aired out a 33-yard pass over tight end Marcus Baugh in the end zone. The Buckeyes managed to win this game in spite of no successful deep balls, but if another goose egg is found in the box score against Oklahoma on Saturday, Ohio State might not have such a favorable result at the end.67 – Ohio State red zone touchdown percentage. The Buckeyes might not have had that much success from a distance, but they were effective when close to the end zone. Against the Hoosiers, Ohio State was able to convert four of six trips into the red zone for touchdowns — three on the ground and one through the air. The only two times the Buckeyes didn’t score a touchdown inside the 20-yard line was in the first half when they settled for a pair of field goals. If Ohio State is not going to make the most of the deep ball, it has to be able to convert on nearly every opportunity to score it has once they are in the red zone. The inability to pick up yards in bulk will limit the speed that the offense can move, and in order to score at a higher rate, it will need to make the most of every opportunity. Last season, the team scored a touchdown on only 65 percent of red zone appearances and ranked 40th overall among Division I teams in red zone efficiency (87.1 percent). The results against Indiana were overall favorable, but Ohio State will need to prove they can score at a high rate once they reach the red zone if its offense is going to carry it to another title.45.3 – Average distance on punts from Drue Chrisman. Punters are not often the position fans think of when they think of team’s top talents, but Ohio State certainly had a star punter in Cameron Johnston before he graduated after last season. Replacing the Ray Guy finalist certainly was going to be a daunting task, but Ohio State almost certainly received a boost in confidence after watching Chrisman perform Thursday.The redshirt freshman averaged just 1.4 yards short of Johnston’s season average a year ago, booted two punts farther than 50 yards and placed three of six punts within the 20-yard line. For comparison’s sake, Johnston finished last season with 19 50-plus yard punts and 26 inside the 20-yard line. It still remains to be seen whether Chrisman can keep up this level of performance for the rest of the season, but if early results are any indicator, Ohio State might have found a suitable replacement at a key position. read more

Andrew Wesson (24) attempts to score during a game against Fairleigh Dickinson University. Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorAfter spending missing all of the summer and the first few weeks of fall practice with an injury, sophomore forward Andre Wesson has been cleared to participate in team practices, men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann said during halftime of Ohio State’s football game against Oklahoma.It had been reported earlier that Ohio State was optimistic Wesson would be able to play this season, but revealed neither the injury nor the severity.“He’s been cleared medically,” Holtmann said. “First and foremost, we were making sure he was in good health. He needs to get in shape, but that will happen.”Holtmann added that Wesson participated in the team workout today and did a skill workout Friday. It is still yet to be determined when he will be ready to play, and Holtmann said it will depend more on how quickly he can get back into shape.Wesson played 29 games, averaging 11.6 minutes and 2.3 points per game as a freshman. read more

first_imgMalware production is a lucrative industry for both the malware writers who sell their work and security companies who sell us, the end users, protection. In order for the malware writers to get paid they need to develop malware that evades detection by the security companies, and in order to do that they’ve come up with some clever, yet quite simple techniques.Security vendors have to analyze and detect millions of potential threats every year. In so doing they can regularly update the anti-malware software running on our machines and provide up-to-date protection. However, you can’t analyze all potential threats by hand, so automated threat analysis systems are employed. These typically look at suspicious files in a virtual machine and test each one quickly to see if it poses a threat.The malware developers know such systems exist and have therefore employed countermeasures to try and avoid detection. These measures center around detecting whether they are being run in a virtual environment by checking registry entries, drivers, system services, which ports are available, and what processes are being run. If anything points to a virtual environment being present the malware shuts down and effectively hides from the automated system.In the never ending cat and mouse game these two parties play, the security vendors can also try and hide the fact code is being run in a virtual environment, which in turn leads malware writers to develop new ways of detecting one. The latest of these quite simply uses the mouse or goes to sleep before kicking into action.Symantec has discovered that some malware won’t start running unless it detects activity from the mouse. Why would malware writers do this? Mouse activity is done by a user, and in an automated threat analysis system a user isn’t present and therefore no mouse activity is required.Malware checking for mouse activity (upper code segment) and deciding to sleep and then wait to execute (lower code segment)Some malware has also been found to go to sleep for several minutes and then wait several more minutes once active before infiltrating a system. The reason for this is a typical automated threat analysis system looks at individual files very quickly, so waiting to execute helps ensure the malware is on a real system and not a virtual test environment.The checks are clever because they are so simple. That simplicity also makes them relatively easy to fool. All Symantec needs do is add some simulated mouse movement to their testing system to fool the mouse check. As for the malware that waits before exectuing, it may just be a case of tweaking the system time in order to jolt any sleeping malware into action so it can be detected.More at Symantec, via The H Securitylast_img read more

first_imgLe rhume aussi dangereux que l’alcool au volant Selon une récente étude menée par un société d’assurances, conduire avec un rhume ou une bonne grippe présenterait autant de risques que prendre le volant en ayant bu quatre double whiskies…A l’heure où les autorités tente de renforcer la sécurité routière, cette étude dévoile un nouveau risque que le conducteur peut prendre sans même s’en rendre compte : prendre le volant avec un gros rhume ou une bonne grippe. En effet, selon une étude conduite par la société d’assurances Young Marmalade, conduire avec de telles maladies présenterait autant de risques que conduire en état d’ivresse.  À lire aussiMal des transports : pourquoi est-on malade en voiture et comment l’éviter ?D’après les résultats de l’étude relayés par l’AP, un rhume aurait ainsi la capacité de réduire de moitié l’aptitude à conduire d’un usager de la route, soit un effet comparable à celui de… quatre double whiskies. L’un des participants à l’étude qui avait auparavant une excellente aptitude à conduire (95%) a ainsi vu son taux chuté à 60% alors qu’il souffrait d’un rhume. “Un gros rhume peut affecter l’humeur, la concentration et le jugement d’un conducteur”,  commente Nigel Lacy de Young Marmalade. Un danger confirmé par l’officier de police Steeve Rounds qui ajoute : “Eternuer peut être très violent, particulièrement en cas de gros rhume et cela entraine le malade à fermer ses yeux temporairement”. Au vu des résultats, Nigel Lacy conclut ainsi : “Si vous ne vous sentez pas bien, ne conduisez pas”.Le 6 janvier 2012 à 18:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target The International Space Station—one of the coolest* places in the universe—is about to get a whole lot cooler.The Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL), a suitcase-sized device aboard the ISS, will chill atoms to just above absolute zero, allowing scientists to study molecules at ultra-low temperatures.In such meager conditions (much colder than the average temps of deep space), atoms have almost no motion. Instead, they clump together to form a Bose-Einstein condensate.“As you cool atoms colder and colder, they become more quantum,” Robert Thompson, a CAL project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, told NBC News.A multi-user facility designed and built by JPL, the Cold Atom Laboratory was launched into space last month. The multi-user facility enables researchers to conduct experiments remotely—no astronauts needed—for up to 6.5 hours a day.Physicist Nathan Lundblad of Bates College in Maine plans to use CAL to scrutinize BECs in ways that are basically impossible on Earth, where the pull of gravity makes them hard to study.In space, though, scientists have up to 10 seconds to examine the condensates before they return to their regularly scheduled activities (i.e., milling about to create elements and ions and bonds).CAL has been a long time coming: When experts discovered Bose-Einstein condensates in 1995, the idea of space-based experimentation was “frankly crazy,” Thompson said in a statement to Wired.Limited to “huge labs full of equipment,” analysts had to find a way to make smaller, more stable freezers capable of withstanding a trip to the cosmos.Which is exactly what a German-led group of physicists did early this year.In January, the University of Hannover’s Ernst Rasel launched a custom-made freezer about 90 miles past the atmosphere, then watched it fall back to Earth 17 minutes later.In that short time, Rasel & Co. managed to create cloud-like blobs of Bose-Einstein condensates, as detailed in a paper released last week.“They’ve essentially laid the groundwork to show that you can actually do this, and it’s not totally insane,” Lundblad told Wired.These global experiments could further quantum computing efforts, and help researchers develop more precise scientific instruments, like atomic clocks.* As in excellent, swell, hunky-dory, nifty Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System last_img read more

first_img An expedition exploring the deep-sea habitats of the southeastern United States has spotted some fascinating, rarely-seen sights, including a wreckfish swallowing a shark whole, and an interesting ravioli-like starfish.Recently, it also recorded a deep-sea crab plucking fish eggs from a pile — and eating them.#Okeanos dinner bell has rung and we have completed the final dive of the Windows to the Deep 2019 expedition. Relive July 5th as you watch a Chaceon crab plucking possible sculpin eggs from a pile and eating them. Learn more @ https://t.co/rfbMVBOo1X pic.twitter.com/IErojlNlGw— NOAA Ocean Explorer (@oceanexplorer) July 11, 2019On the 13th dive of the NOAA Windows to the Deep 2019 expedition, which explored a minor canyon off of Roanoke, North Carolina, scientists observed Chaceon crabs (either or both golden deep-sea crab Chaceon fenneri or Atlantic deepsea red crab Chaceon quinquedens) and several pallid sculpin (Cottunculus thomsonii), a fish in the family known as Fatheads (Psychrolutidae), which are commonly observed resting on the seafloor.At a depth of 3,018 feet depth, the camera-equipped ROV used by the expedition came upon a Chaceon crab perched above a white patch on the seafloor. A closer look revealed the patch to be a cluster of hundreds of eggs believed to have been deposited on the rock by a pallid sculpin, according to an expedition blog post written by Scott C. France of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.The ROV ‘Deep Discoverer’ came across a red crab (Chaceon sp.) eating the eggs of a pallid sculpin. (Photo Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019)The camera then captured footage of the crab plucking eggs from the pile with its major chelipeds (clawed legs) and eating them.As a bonus, the video also show dozens of amphipods (distant crustacean relatives of the crab) clinging to and crawling over the crab’s mouthparts. “Many amphipods are scavengers, and, like ants at a picnic, they were presumably taking advantage of the sloppy feeding of the crab,” France wrote.A sculpin with eggs resting on the seafloor. (Photo Credit: A sculpin with eggs rests on the seafloor. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019)The hungry crab plucked a bundle of more than a dozen eggs bonded together and moved away from the patch when a larger Neolithodes king crab marched through the area (it did not appear to be interested in the eggs).Chaceon crabs are opportunistic feeders, meaning they will eat what they encounter as available, including “a variety of benthic infauna and epifauna, including mollusks and polychaete worms,” said crustacean expert Dr. Martha Nizinski. But this new footage seem to show that the deep-sea crabs are into fish eggs, as well.More on Geek.com:Scientists Discover ‘Strangest Crab That Ever Lived’Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Giant Squid in Gulf of MexicoWatch: Scientists Spot Bizarre ‘Ravioli’ Starfish in Atlantic Ocean Stay on target Watch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’Watch: Deep-Sea Squid Filmed Alive for First Time Ever last_img read more

first_imgInformation provided by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB)Nearly 100 biodiesel industry leaders are converging on Capitol Hill Tuesday to call for strong clean-fuels policy as a new study found that the industry is supporting nearly 48,000 jobs nationwide.The study, which conducted by LMC International, found that the 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel used by Americans last year supported $8.4 billion in economic impact across a wide variety of economic sectors along with 47,400 jobs and $1.9 billion in wages paid.The report also highlighted how growing biodiesel imports are eating into the domestic industry’s production and economic impact. It found that the industry would have supported 21,200 additional jobs last year if all the biodiesel and renewable diesel had been produced domestically. Instead, almost a third came from overseas.Anne Steckel, vice president of federal affairs at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), said the study underscores the benefits of strong policy that encourages further development of the domestic industry.“Ending our dependence on oil is an opportunity, not just for the environment and our national security, but for the economy and for American workers,” Steckel said. “This industry is supporting tens of thousands of jobs from coast to coast, and we’re just getting started.”Biodiesel – made from a diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats – is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel to reach commercial-scale production nationwide. According to the EPA, biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 57 percent to 86 percent compared with petroleum diesel.Biodiesel producers, feedstock suppliers and other stakeholders were heading to Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon to highlight the benefits of strong biodiesel policy. They are calling for higher Biomass-Based Diesel and Advanced Biofuel requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) than EPA recently proposed along with extension and reform of the biodiesel tax incentive slated to expire at the end of the year. The reform would change the $1-per-gallon incentive to a domestic producer’s tax credit. Under the current blender’s credit, biodiesel imported to the U.S. qualifies for the incentive.The LMC study, which was commissioned by NBB, found that biodiesel production has a significant positive impact across a variety of economic sectors, including processing and manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and animal processing.NBB believes EPA should set stronger volumes of Biomass-Based Diesel under the RFS, calling for at least a 2.5-billion-gallon requirement in 2018.  LMC found, with 2.5 billion gallons of production, the industry would support 81,600 jobs and $14.7 billion in total economic impact if all production were domestic. The impact is 55,000 jobs and $9.8 billion in total impact under a split of two-thirds domestic production and one-third imports.NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the biodiesel and renewable diesel industries, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors.To read the LMC study click here.last_img read more

first_imgIf you’re looking for an affordable smartphone with a low-cost service plan, take a look at today’s deal from FreedomPop. Not only can you get a certified pre-owned Kyocera Hydro Icon on the cheap, but it also comes with free talk, text, and data for the life of the device.Free talk, text, and data from FreedomPop with a certified pre-owned Kyocera Hydro Icon LTE smartphone for $29.99 So, what kind of specs are we looking at here? The Hydro Icon has a quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 8GB of internal storage, a memory card slot (supports up to 32GB of additional storage), an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, a 4.5-inch touchscreen (with a qHD resolution of 960×540), and WiFi support. And since it ships with Android 4.4 KitKat, you’ll have access to innumerable top-notch apps and games in the Google Play store.Better yet, the Kyocera Hydro Icon has built-in protection against exposure to blowing rain, and it can even be submerged in 3.28 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. So if you’re nervous about shorting out your phone, you can rest easy knowing that occasional exposure to water won’t damage this model. Factor in the impact-resistant screen, and it’s clear that this tough little device truly can hold up under day-to-day use.This low-cost smartphone is a good deal, but the most intriguing thing here is FreedomPop’s service. With your purchase, you’ll get freee shipping, 500MB of bonus data, a one-month free trial of the premium plus service, and a trial of the $19.99 service package with unlimited talk, unlimited texts, and 1GB of data. If you’d prefer to use the free service, you’ll simply need to cancel the trials. FreedomPop’s free plan offers 200 voice minutes, 500 texts, and 500MB of data for no additional cost. And since there are no long-term contracts, you can change your plan as your needs change, or cancel anytime. Regardless of your budget, there’s something here for you.Keep in mind, some restrictions do apply. A fair use policy and acceptable use policy are in place, and the automatic top-up feature will automatically bill for extra data if you come within 100MB of your monthly data allotment. Just keep an eye on your usage, and you’ll be fine. Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Sodepur station in North 24-Parganas on Wednesday turned into a battlefield after an irate mob carried out a rampage, ransacking a portion of the railway station due to wrong announcement of a train.The incident led to the disruption of train services in Sealdah main section on Wednesday morning for more than two hours, resulting in the cancelling of 15 pairs of EMU local trains. Around 21 EMU locals and three Mail trains were detained en-route for 50 minutes each. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMany of the commuters put up a block on the railway track. Some local people hurled stones at the booking office, during which some passengers received injuries. It has been learnt that a problem in the public addressing system had triggered the incident.There was an announcement at Sodepur station at around 9:53 am, saying that a local train will arrive on platform number 2. Within few minutes, a Down Gede local came on the track but it did not stop at the platform. Instead, the train passed through the track in a slow pace like a galloping train. Some of the passengers tried boarding the running train. They eventually failed as the train picked up speed. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedFollowing the incident, the passengers became infuriated and they started ransacking a portion of the platform, ticket counter and cabins of railway employees. Some also put up a block on the railway track. A huge contingent of police from Barrackpore commissionerate rushed to the spot along with the railway police. They had resorted to lathi charge to disperse the mob.At least 12 local trains were cancelled after the incident. Normal train services were resumed at around 11:58 am on Wednesday.Many local trains were stranded in various stations. Passengers blamed the railway authorities for the incident. Railway authorities said that an error in the interlocking system at Halisahar had led to the incident.A railway spokesperson also said that people were informed on the interlocking works at Halisahar and its possible impact on train movement through newspapers.last_img read more

first_imgThe concern and contemplation on multiple aspects related to Mother Nature get expressed by works of Artist Uma Bardhan. She weaves her protagonists, Hindu God and Goddess, women, birds and other natural elements into visual thoughts, into strokes of spirituality as one breathe in the colours, flow with the textures and soak in the spirit of mother nature. The works are on display at the show Silk Route  – a journey from Bengal to Delhi from March 1- 30 at Gurgaon. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Born in 1945 , Bardhan originally from Kolkata, currently based in Gurgaon specialises in figurative paintings, landscapes in water colour on silk, oil on canvas and water mixable oil on canvas.She is one of a very few artist who uses a rare medium – water colour on silk. A painstaking process where a special silk cloth is mounted on board before it can be used for painting.She started painting from her early 20s. Her mastery over this art form is evident considering she spends 5 to 6 hours a day with her paintings. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAmong experiences she treasures most was the coveted first prize in water colour from Govt of West Bengal among others she has received throughout her career. One look at Uma Bardhan’s realistic works at her studio in Gurgaon mostly done in soothing colours easily catches the attention of art lover. What is more fascinating about her is dedication to learn different mediums of art and making them unique by sharing a different story in each of them. At 69 there is no stopping for her. “God is the supreme creator of this universe and i as an artist take extreme pleasure in reflecting his creation in their actual form” says artist Uma Bardhan. A look through her works reveals only one thing i.e. versatility. From nature landscapes to figurative to divine and to abstract covering different mediums is truly a joy to watch. Bardhan, whose repertoire includes nature scapes, Indian mythology and city life, got drawn to spiritual art in the later part of her career.Her paintings are an expression of her inner self, an expression of joy and epitome of creative energy. Besides representing nature bathed in bounteous colours , there is also an expression at the lives of women at rural Bengal . Being spiritual at heart Hindu God & Goddess always remains as part of her theme.When: March 1 – 30Where: Beanstalk, Gurgaonlast_img read more

first_imgThose receiving their water supply from Ezakheni are without water once again.At around 3pm, residents’ taps ran dry.According to uThukela engineers, the reason why homes are without water is because the main line has been drained due to high consumption, which resulted in the reservoir running empty after the electrical fault was repaired.Technicians are on site, filling up the reservoir, and water should be reaching homes in the latter part of this evening (December 10).uThukela apologises for the inconvenience caused. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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