first_imgJackie Chan has blogged about the importance of his Build A School For A Dollar project.“Every time I come back to Hong Kong, I get to see all the Build a School donations that children from all corners of the world send to me,” he blogged on his official website. “Some of you might be asking – why are they sending me money? Well, many years ago, I made a request to all the children around the world and started the Build a School for a dollar project. If everyone donates their pocket money or spare change to me, no matter how much or how little, even just one dollar, I will match every dollar with another dollar and use all your donations towards charity.“Over the years, my office has continuously received donations from children all over the world. This time, I saw that a group of students from Germany drew many Chinese paintings and auctioned them off as a charity fundraising event for my Build a School for a Dollar project. In the end, they raised $650 Euros and sent it to my office. Also, a group of children from America amazingly wrote a Chinese letter to me. I was so surprised! All donations received by these young children, and my promise to match every dollar with another dollar, will all be used towards building another Dragon’s Heart school.“I’m so happy to receive your continual support towards charity over the many years. You are the peace and hope of our future! Thank you all for making this world a better place and more heartwarming!”Find out more about Jackie Chan’s Build A School For A Dollar project here.Source:JackieChan.comlast_img read more


first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Sheri-kae McLeod Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 25, 2017 – Providenciales – An American tourist, from Alabama, remains in serious condition at a Florida hospital after he was robbed at gunpoint and shot on June 23 while vacationing with his family in Turks and Caicos.The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force responded to the shooting in the Grace Bay of Providenciales, at around 1:43 a.m on Friday.   The injured tourist, identified as Keven Newman, was transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center where he received treatment for a wound in the abdominal area.   He was then medically evacuated to the United States and admitted to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for further treatment.Newman remains in serious condition, according to police.No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which detectives are treating as a robbery.   Police said they are following up on “active” inquiries to identify those responsible.Newman, who lives in Smiths Station in eastern Alabama, was on vacation in Turks and Caicos with his wife and son when he was shot.   According to his wife, Tiffany Newman, one bullet pierced his abdomen and exited through his back.“It caused damage to his liver, but the main issue was that it hit his inferior vena cava and right kidney vein,” Tiffany Newman said in a statement obtained by ABC News on Saturday.   “He lost a very large amount of blood, so he received lots of transfusions yesterday.   The surgeon also had to remove his right kidney, and his left kidney function is being monitored closely. ”Newman’s wife said he is “stable” but remains on a ventilator.   His kidney isn’t functioning well due to the loss of blood, but his treating physician is “confident” his condition will slowly return to normal, she said.“His vitals are better today and they are giving him excellent care,” she said in her statement.  “I am so thankful and relieved he is here!”, she told ABC News.Family members and friends have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to cover the steep cost of Newman’s medical expenses. Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance reportedly transported Newman for free “due to the emergent nature of the transport.”#magneticmedianews#touristshotintci STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM ON RECENT SHOOTING OF VISITOR Recommended for you Dionisio D’Aguilar Introduced As CTO’s New Chairman Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Usain Bolt is the Seventh Most Popular Athlete in the Worldlast_img read more


first_imgAll 5 children reported missing from Linda Vista special-needs home located Updated: 11:18 AM Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom, FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settingscenter_img Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom February 6, 2018 Posted: February 6, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 9:00 p.m. — All five children reported missing from the Linda Vista group home were located, according to the San Diego Police Department.4:50 p.m. — Two of the five children reported missing Tuesday afternoon were found several miles away from the group home.The youngsters — two boys and three girls, ages 10 to 12 — were reported missing from the San Diego Center for Children in the 3000 block of Armstrong Street shortly after 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.Officers searched neighborhoods and open areas around the facility — which serves children with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges — by ground, aided by service dogs, and aboard a patrol helicopter.About 3:45 p.m., police located a pair of the youngsters in Old Town, several miles to the south of the group home, Officer John Buttle said. They were believed to be unharmed.It was unclear how the two children had gotten to the spot where they were found, Buttle said.The search for the other three youngsters was ongoing as of late afternoon.3:37 p.m. — Five children receiving treatment at a Linda Vista group home for special-needs youths disappeared from the facility Tuesday morning, prompting an intensive search by law enforcement personnel that was still underway as of mid-afternoon.The youngsters, boys and girls ages 10 to 12, were reported missing from the San Diego Center for Children in the 3000 block of Armstrong Street shortly after 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.Officers were searching neighborhoods and open areas around the facility — which serves children with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges — by ground, aided by service dogs, and aboard a patrol helicopter, Officer Joshua Hodge said. last_img read more


first_img 0 Singh took to another talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to bring the news. “To clarify, it’s not Jimmy’s slot,” she joked Thursday. Tags Daly is ending Last Call With Carson Daly after 17 years on the broadcaster, reportedly to spend more time with his family. Chelsea Lately, who hosted Chelsea Lately on E! for seven seasons and Chelsea on Netflix for two, was reportedly considered for the gig, but it wasn’t to be.Singh joins the short list of female talk show hosts, including Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee on TBS in a format that does not include guest interviews, and Busy Tonight on E! with Busy Phillips.Singh really is a superwoman. Share your voice Lilly Singh joins NBC’s late-night crew members, Jimmy Fallon (left) and Seth Meyers. Screenshot by CNET via Jimmy Fallon/YouTube Superwoman is becoming a late-night talk show host.Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman on YouTube, is taking over Carson Daly’s 1:30 a.m. PT slot on NBC to become one of the few women to host a late-night talk show on a broadcast network.We’ll get to see how A Little Late With Lilly Singh goes when it debuts in September. Its half-hour slot will feature interviews and pre-taped comedy sketches and segments we’ve come to expect from shows like The Late Late Show With James Corden or The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said Thursday in a release, via The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.” Singh started out on YouTube in 2010 under the name “||Superwoman||” and has gained 14 million subscribers, adding music, acting, writing, live performance and now TV talk show hosting to her bow.She frequently collaborates with Dwayne Johnson, Selena Gomez and Priyanka Chopra, to name a few, and had roles in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 and the Mila Kunis-starring Bad Moms in 2016. She’s well-versed in sketches, with many of her YouTube videos involving impersonations of her parents, who emigrated to Canada from the Punjab region of India.On Twitter, where she has 5.76 million followers, Singh said Thursday: “It’s official. Ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show… A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Thank you so much for being here. I am truly so grateful.”center_img Post a comment It’s official. Ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show… A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Thank you so much for being here. I am truly so grateful. ❤️Thank you @jimmyfallon @sethmeyers pic.twitter.com/h44HoPRtel— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 Culture Targetlast_img read more


first_img Tags Originally published April 16, 7:34 a.m. PT.Update, at 3:32 p.m. PT: Added more details.Update April 18, 7:36 a.m. PT: Added information about Disney’s pledge. Share your voice 4 Commentscenter_img President Emmanuel Macron said Notre Dame will rise again. Stephanie De Sakutin/ Getty Images Efforts to rebuild Notre Dame are underway after a devastating fire ravaged the Paris landmark on Monday. The historic cathedral burned for nine hours before firefighters contained the flames, and the devastation included the loss of the cathedral’s iconic spire and part of the roof. On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild Notre Dame. When tragedy strikes, it might seem overwhelming, especially if you’re an ocean away. Here are a few places to get you started if you’re interested in being a part of rebuilding the cathedral. Charities and nonprofits Fondation du Patrimoine has collected more than 7 million euros internationally for the Notre Dame Cathedral. Donations can be made once or monthly by credit card, check or bank transfer. The nonprofit is dedicated to preserving historical and cultural sites in France.  The Friends of Notre Dame is a 501c3 public charity. Donations to Notre Dame’s restoration can be made by credit card, through PayPal, or by sending a check to the address on the website. The charity has broken up its budget into long-term, intermediate and urgent needs for the cathedral. Urgent needs include restoring the fallen spire, the collapsed roof and the sacristy.  The Basilica of the National Shrine, also known as America’s Catholic Church, is collecting donations online and prayer requests in the wake of Monday’s fire at the cathedral.  The National Shrine encouraged the world to unite and rebuild the cathedral that has served as a place of worship for eight centuries.  The French Heritage Society, a public nonprofit, established a fund on Monday to collect donations for the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral. You can donate online with a credit or debit card, with PayPal, send checks in the mail, or donate over the phone by contacting Benjamin Wells at the FHS Programs Membership Office, at (212) 759-6846, ext. 201. Donations are tax deductible under US law and eligible for deduction under French law.  Dozens of GoFundMe campaigns have cropped up around the world to help rebuild Notre Dame. While you can donate to these, be aware that they’re unofficial fundraisers. It’s important to always research organizations to make sure they’re reputable.   Who else is helping In addition to Macron promising to launch an immediate fundraising campaign, French philanthropists pledged donations totaling 700 million euros to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral.  Bernard Arnault, head of LVMH; François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering; and L’Oreal’s Bettencourt Meyers family promised a combined 500 million euros on Tuesday. The University of Notre Dame will also donate $100,000 to the cathedral’s relief, and it said the campus basilica’s bell would toll 50 times at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday. IBM has pledged to give 1 million euros, while Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted that his company would donate funds. Disney reportedly pledged $5 million to the restoration efforts. Disney produced The Hunchback of Notre Dame, an animated adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel in 1996. We are heartbroken for the French people and those around the world for whom Notre Dame is a symbol of hope. Relieved that everyone is safe. Apple will be donating to the rebuilding efforts to help restore Notre Dame’s precious heritage for future generations.🇫🇷— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 16, 2019 Culturelast_img read more


first_imgOil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), a public sector company, saw its shares falling sharply after turning ex-bonus on Thursday (December 15). The stock was trading at Rs 203.25 at around 12.13 pm, down Rs 102.30, or 33.48 percent, on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).The company had declared bonus shares in the ratio of 1:2 (one bonus share for every two shares held) in October. Almost all the state-run companies in the oil and gas space, such as Oil India, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) have declared bonus issue this year.The BSE Sensex was trading at 26,545, down 58 points, while the NSE Nifty was at 8,165, a loss of 17 points.Top Sensex losers apart from ONGC were Sun Pharma, Tata Motors and ITC, while top gainers included TCS, Power Grid Corporation and Infosys. The US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike of 25 basis points did not have much of an impact, contrary to expectations by analysts.The rate hike by the Federal Reserve is often followed by volatility in Indian stock and currency markets as a result of selling by foreign institutional investors (FIIs/FPIs) but the trend is reversed subsequently.”After 2006 the U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates on December 16 last year, by 25bps, which was followed by a month of volatility and weakness in Indian equities with foreign portfolio investors pulling money out from both equity and debt markets and rupee weakening despite these outflows. However, the losses were reversed in six months with FPI’s returning to the equity market while they continued to sell in the debt market,” Geojit BNP Paribas said in a note on Thursday.The Indian rupee opened at 67.76 to the US dollar on Thursday after closing the previous session at 67.44 levels.last_img read more


first_imgSea sparkle in ChennaiTwitterVisitors of Thiruvanmiyur beach in Chennai were left awestruck after they saw the presence of bioluminescent waves hitting the shores on Sunday night (August 18).Social media was flooded with photos and videos of the bluish-green luminescent glowing light that was visible at the beaches along the East Coast Road in Chennai. Bioluminescence is a very rare phenomenon, which occurs due to the presence of a type of phytoplankton called Noctiluca Scintillans.This free-living, marine-dwelling phytoplankton converts their chemical energy into light energy which causes the beautiful sea sparkles when washed ashore. These organisms produce light in their cytoplasm when they are disturbed. Noctiluca Scintillans are found in many marine organisms such as bacteria, algae, jellyfish, worms, crustaceans, sea stars, fish and sharks. However, the beauty of its appearance is certainly breathtaking it is no reason to celebrate as this can be an indicator of climate change.According to marine experts, this phenomenon can be seen as an indicator of climate change and can have an impact on deep-sea fishing. Noctiluca may seem wonderful in appearance it is also infamous for causing the death of fish, as they cannot survive in these zones and can devastate the ecosystem of the sea.According to the reports, Noctiluca voraciously eats diatoms, which are one of the most important planktonic organisms at the base of the fish-food chain. It exists in areas there is oxygen deficit and excretes large amounts of ammonia. And only a high concentration of these will make the glow visible to the naked eyes.last_img read more


first_imgA space elevator would extend 22,000 miles above the Earth to a station, and then another 40,000 miles to a weighted structure for stability. And a space elevator – if it ever becomes reality – will be quite long. NASA needs about 144,000 miles of nanotube to build one. In theory, a cable would extend 22,000 miles above the Earth to a station, which is the distance at which satellites remain in geostationary orbit. Due to the competing forces of the Earth’s gravity and outward centrifugal pull, the elevator station would remain at that distance like a satellite. Then the cable would extend another 40,000 miles into space to a weighted structure for stability. An elevator car would be attached to the nanotube cable and powered into space along the track.NASA and its partner, the Spaceward Foundation, hope that a space elevator could serve as a cost-effective and relatively clean mode of space transportation. NASA’s current shuttle fleet is set to retire in 2010, and the organization doesn’t have enough funds to replace it until 2014 at the earliest. To fill the gap, NASA is hiring out shuttles to provide transportation to the International Space Station from private companies. So NASA could use a space elevator, the sooner the better. Space elevators could lift material at just one-fifth the cost of a rocket, since most of a rocket’s energy is used simply to escape Earth’s gravity. Not only could a space elevator offer research expeditions for astronauts, the technology could also expand the possibilities for space tourism and even space colonization.Currently, the Cambridge team can make about 1 gram of the new carbon material per day, which can stretch to 18 miles in length. Alan Windle, professor of materials science at Cambridge, says that industrial-level production would be required to manufacture NASA’s request for 144,000 miles of nanotube. Nevertheless, the web-like nanotube material is promising.”The key thing is that the process essentially makes carbon into smoke, but because the smoke particles are long thin nanotubes, they entangle and hold hands,” Windle said. “We are actually making elastic smoke, which we can then wind up into a fiber.”Windle and his colleagues presented their results last month at a conference in Luxembourg, which attracted hundreds of attendees from groups such as NASA and the European Space Agency. John Winter of EuroSpaceward, which organized the conference, thought the new material was a significant step.”The biggest problem has always been finding a material that is strong enough and lightweight enough to stretch tens of thousands of miles into space,” said Winter. “This isn’t going to happen probably for the next decade at least, but in theory this is now possible. The advances in materials for the tether are very exciting.”via: Times Online and Gizmodo© 2009 PhysOrg.com 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. Explore further Solar weather has real, material effects on Earth Citation: Long, Stretchy Carbon Nanotubes Could Make Space Elevators Possible (2009, January 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-stretchy-carbon-nanotubes-space-elevators.html (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists from Cambridge University have developed a light, flexible, and strong type of carbon nanotube material that may bring space elevators closer to reality. Motivated by a $4 million prize from NASA, the scientists found a way to combine multiple separate nanotubes together to form long strands. Until now, carbon nanotubes have been too brittle to be formed into such long pieces.last_img read more


first_img 5 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free October 2, 2015 As nectar was to the Greek gods, patents are to the tech industry.It’s not atypical for big players – your Googles, Apples, Microsofts – to add thousands of them to their portfolios every year. While many are granted only to remain unused, the most interesting ones offer sneak peaks at possible future products.Apple may not lead the tech pack in terms of quantity, but many of its patents have a distinctive ‘it’ factor. For example, take Apple’s patent for earbuds that – get this – actually stay in your ears! (Apple seems to have followed through on this one.)If we had our way, the company would consider doing the same on all seven patents listed below.1. A smart ringWe finally have an Apple Watch – are other accessories far behind? Perhaps not, judging from an Apple patent filed last April and published yesterday.The patent outlines plans to develop a smart, interactive ring that syncs with other Apple devices such as the iPhone or iPad, and can alert the wearer when a text, tweet or status update is received. In the place of a traditional jewel or stone, there is a touchpad touchscreen and the ring could also include a microphone for picking up voice commands.Why a ring when consumers can already purchase an Apple smartwatch and a smartphone? “The light emitted by a touchscreen may be inappropriate in certain social environments or even dangerous if it gives away the position of a threatened user,” the application reads.More practically, a smart ring would eliminate the need for constant phone checking. While some may argue this would bind us even more tightly to technology, it could also be liberating.   2. A battery that lasts days (or even weeks)Filed in March and already approved, this patent for a “portable and cost-effective fuel cell system for a portable computing device” suggests the tech giant is exploring ways to increase battery life for its array of devices.The referenced fuel cells, which most often combine hydrogen with oxygen to create electrical energy, can be far more efficient than other battery types, potentially enabling “continued operation of portable electronic devices for days or even weeks without refueling,” Apple notes in the patent.Even if Apple does pursue this patent, it’ll likely be awhile until it’s incorporated into consumer products. But that doesn’t mean that a day-long – nay, week-long – battery life is an impossibility — just that it hasn’t happened yet. 3. Biometric-tracking headphonesApproved last winter but originally filed back in 2008, this patent refers to a headphone system with built in sensors that can detect a wearer’s heart rate, temperature and perspiration to track his or her movements and activity level.This sounds pretty cool — but also kind of creepy, especially when you pair it with another one of Apple’s patent applications, which lays out plans to serve consumers targeted ads based on their biometric data.Read More: Apple’s Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate — in Your Headphones4. Waterproof electronicsIn March, Apple applied for a patent that details plans to protect “water sensitive” electronics parts by coating them with a hydrophobic coating. Water-resistant iGadgets? Yes, please.Read More: A Way to Waterproof Your iPhone? Apple Is Looking Into It.5. A ‘walk-and-text’ featureBack in 2012, Apple filed a patent for a “transparent based” texting system that would, presumably, streamline the difficult process of texting while walking. The idea is fairly simple: when an iPhone user texts, the device will display video images of what’s directly in front him or her (captured by its rear-facing camera), with semi-transparent text bubbles replacing the typical opaque texting backdrop.It’s a silly one, yes, but we’d still want to see it in action.Read More: Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You’re Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.6. Voicemail screenerOriginally filed all the way back in 2003, last year Apple was finally granted a patent that would enable iPhone users to listen to voicemails as they’re being left, with the option to pick up mid-message. Almost takes you back to the landline era.Read More: Apple’s Latest Patent Will Let You Pick Up During a Voicemail7. Car-finderLosing your car in a crowded parking lot is a uniquely hellish experience. It’s frustrating, but it also makes you feel kinda dumb.As with the other listed items, a pair of patents filed in 2013 suggests Apple may be working to solve an all-too-common problem. The patents detail how an iPhone could establish a Bluetooth connection with a car and, using triggers such as open doors or shuttered ignitions, determine where it is parked and guide its owner to the location via digital breadcrumbs.Read More: Pair of Apple Patents Aims to Answer: ‘Where’d I Park My Car?’ Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more