Month: August 2019

UpGoer Five text editor restricts writers to 1000 most commonly used words

first_img Writers the world over spend their days converting scientific jargon into prose that most anyone can understand. They do so because the results of scientific efforts are interesting to a wide range of people – they want to know what’s going on. Unfortunately, many people who might be interested in learning of such work, might not be able to make sense of what is presented in a scientific journal (or gain access to it without paying for it), due to the word choices used by their authors. To make the science more easily understood, such writers must use less jargon and more easily relatable analogies. Some might wonder why scientists and academics don’t simply write their papers in ways that everyone can understand in the first place – the answer is that to do so would lengthen the paper to the extent that it would become unwieldy and it would take far longer to write, taking more time that would be better spent doing research.The Up-Goer Five editor challenges such thinking, however, by causing those who use it to think about what they wish to convey in ways they likely never thought of before. It forces expression to come from a word driven approach, to one that is idea driven, which, when put down in words, often sounds like the way ideas are expressed to children. That’s not coincidental – children have a very limited perspective and background, so new information has to be given in a context that they are capable of understanding, and that generally means using a reasonably small vocabulary.The Up-Goer Five text editor isn’t likely to change the ways of the world, of course, but it might just offer some people an opportunity to consider how they express themselves in a more profound way, and to perhaps cause them to gain some insight into how they communicate with others in general. © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Geneticist Theo Sanderson has written a simple text editor that allows a writer to use only words from a list of the 1000 (“ten hundred” since “thousand” isn’t on the list) most commonly used words in the English language, to describe things. He calls it the Up-Goer Five Text Editor, in honor of a comic created by xkcd, to describe a Saturn V rocket, using only the most common 1000 words in the English language. Sanderson has made the editor available online for free, which intrigued bloggers, Chris Rowan and Anne Jefferson to the extent that they’ve set up a Tumblr blogger page called “Ten Hundred Words of Science,” where they display the results of a challenge they’ve issued to scientists to describe what they do for a living using Sanderson’s text editor. The results are thought provoking, interesting and quite often humorous. Texting affects ability to interpret words 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.center_img Someone describes parliamentary democracy. Credit: upgoer5 Citation: ‘Up-Goer Five’ text editor restricts writers to 1000 most commonly used words (2013, February 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-up-goer-text-editor-restricts-writers.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

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New grazing transiting hot Jupiter detected by the Qatar Exoplanet Survey

first_img Citation: New grazing transiting ‘hot Jupiter’ detected by the Qatar Exoplanet Survey (2017, December 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-12-grazing-transiting-hot-jupiter-qatar.html Astronomers discover three ‘Qatar’ exoplanets The discovery light curve for Qatar-6b phase folded with the BLS estimated period, as it appears in the QES archive. Credit: Alsubai et al., 2017. Explore further Although astronomers have found hundreds of exoplanets, only a handful of grazing alien worlds—meaning planets that partially transit the host-star’s disc—have been detected so far. Such planets are important for researchers, as they offer a great opportunity to find additional bodies orbiting their host stars. This is because other as-yet undetected objects would perturb the grazing planet’s orbit and could potentially induce periodic variations of the transit impact parameter, leading to transit duration variations.Now, a team of astronomers, led by Khalid Alsubai of the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) in Doha, Qatar, reports the finding of a new addition to the short list of planets in a grazing transit configuration. They discovered Qatar-6b as part of the QES survey, which utilizes the New Mexico Skies Observatory located at Mayhill, New Mexico. “In this paper, we present the discovery of Qatar-6b, a newly found hot Jupiter on a grazing transit,” the researchers wrote in the paper.According to the study, Qatar-6b has a radius about 6 percent larger than Jupiter and a mass of approximately 0.67 Jupiter masses, which indicates a density of 0.68 g/cm3. The exoplanet orbits its parent star every 3.5 days at a distance of about 0.04 AU from the host. Due to the proximity of this planet to the star, astronomers estimate that it has an equilibrium temperature of 1,006 K.The parameters suggest that Qatar-6b belongs to group of planets known as “hot Jupiters.” These exoworlds are similar in characteristics to the solar system’s biggest planet, with orbital periods of less than 10 days. They have high surface temperatures, as they orbit their host stars very closely.The host, designated Qatar-6 (also known as TYC 1484-434-1 or 2MASS J14485047+2209093), is a high proper motion star of spectral type close to K2V, located some 330 light years away from the Earth. It has a radius of about 0.72 solar radii and is approximately 18 percent less massive than the sun. The study reveals that the star is about 1 billion years old, and has an effective temperature of 5,052 K.Given that Qatar-6b is a grazing exoplanet, is an excellent target for future observational campaign aiming to find additional bodies in this planetary system. These observations, utilizing large ground-based facilities or space telescope, should be focused on detecting variations in the transit impact parameter and duration.”These would require high cadence and high photometric accuracy observations that could be achieved with large ground based telescopes and/or space based facilities,” Alsubai’s team concluded. More information: Qatar Exoplanet Survey: Qatar-6b—a grazing transiting hot Jupiter, arXiv:1712.03216 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1712.03216AbstractWe report the discovery of Qatar-6b, a new transiting planet identified by the Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES). The planet orbits a relatively bright (V=11.44), early-K main-sequence star at an orbital period of P~3.506 days. An SED fit to available multi-band photometry, ranging from the near-UV to the mid-IR, yields a distance of d = 101 +/- 6 pc to the system. From a global fit to follow-up photometric and spectroscopic observations, we calculate the mass and radius of the planet to be Mp = 0.67 +/- 0.07 Mjup and Rp = 1.06 +/- 0.07 Rjup, respectively. We use multi-color photometric light curves to show that the transit is grazing, making Qatar-6b one of the few exoplanets known in a grazing transit configuration. It adds to the short list of targets that offer the best opportunity to look for additional bodies in the host planetary system through variations in the transit impact factor and duration. © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—An international group of astronomers has found a new grazing transiting “hot Jupiter” alien world as part of the Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES). The newly discovered extrasolar planet, designated Qatar-6b, is about the size of Jupiter, but less massive than our solar system’s gas giant. The finding is reported in a paper published December 8 on arXiv.org. 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.last_img read more

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Kolkata scorches under sudden heat wave

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore has predicted a heat wave warning for the city and some of the South Bengal districts for the next 48 hours.The traditional hot belt of Bankura, Purulia and some parts of Burdwan are likely to see a further rise in temperature, the weather office said. The discomfort level may prevail over the next two days.A weather expert said scorching westerly winds from the Northern states are bringing the heat wave conditions into the state. The impact of the westerly winds is so high that the monsoon currents have been stalled. Kolkata has not recorded such warm days during this part of the year even after the onset of monsoon. This is considered to be a significant change in the usual weather pattern of the region, an official of the MeT department said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe scorching westerly winds are blowing from these regions because the rains are yet to reach there. Due to the monsoon currents getting stalled, the condition remains dry. According to the weather office, the temperature in some of the South Bengal districts will hover around 40 degree Celsius. The relative humidity will also remain over 80 percent, a weather official said.The weather office also mentioned that due to weak monsoon flow and prevailing strong west to north-westerly winds in low levels, moderate heat wave condition is likely to prevail over the districts of South Bengal including Kolkata for the next two days. However, there is a forecast of rain in the North Bengal districts. Doctors have advised adequate consumption of water and asked people not to go out in the sun without adequate protection.last_img read more

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Music for a cause

first_imgWith the objective of distressing inmates lodged in Central jail No.5, Tihar, a mega classical music show Morning Raga was organised in association with the Legends of India, a nonprofit organisation promoting Indian Arts and Culture on May 3. Sitar Maestro Pandit Subhendra Rao (disciple of Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravishankar ji) and Vidhushi Saskia Rao, cello player (disciple of Pandit Hari Prasad Chaursia) played various Ragas and touched the hearts of the inmates. The sounds of ragas created an atmosphere of peace, love and harmony among the inmates.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bhajans  like Vaishnav Jana and Raghupati Raghav Raja were played during the event. Alok Kumar Verma, Director General (Prisons) asked the prisoners to utilise their time in creative activities (educational and vocational skills) and to learn the basic life skills to prepare themselves to serve the nation after their release form the jail. V S Rawat, DIG (Mandoli Prisons), Radha Charan, Superintendent Jail, Sanjay Ambasta, Dy Superintendent Jails and Dipayan Majumdar, Director, Legend of India Organization were also present during the occasion. Majumdar informed that Legend of India will be soon starting a Visual Arts training programe for the inmates under the reformation and rehabilitation drive in Tihar Jails.last_img read more

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In distress Shed some tears to feel better

first_imgShedding emotional tears, an ability only humans are bestowed with, can improve mood over time, new research suggests. “Yes, a good cry indeed might go a long way to make you feel better,” said study lead author Asmir Gracanin from University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Very little is known about the function of crying. While some researchers see it as a cry for support, comfort or help, others believe the main role of crying is to relieve emotions.  For this study, researchers videotaped a group of 60 participants while watching the emotionally charged films La vita e bella and Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. Both the films are known to be tearjerkers. Immediately afterwards, the 28 participants who cried and the 32 who did not shed a tear were asked how they felt. They also had to rate their moods 20 and 90 minutes later. As expected, the mood of the non-criers was unchanged and unaffected immediately after seeing the films.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The mood of the criers, on the other hand, was distinctively low and even took a dip. Finally, after 90 minutes, the criers reported even a better mood than was the case before the films started. “After the initial deterioration of mood following crying, it takes some time for the mood not only to recover but also to be lifted above the levels at which it had been before the emotional event,” Gracanin explained.last_img read more

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To facilitate faster sterilisation KMC to develop infrastructure of its 2 existing

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will develop infrastructure of its two existing dog pounds located at Dhapa and Entally so that they are capable of sterilising 1,000 animals on a daily basis. The decision comes in the wake of increasing dog population in the city.”We will be having five floors at these pounds. The operation will be carried out on the ground floor which has OT facilities. The rest of the floors will be utilised so that the animals can rest after the operation. They will be in the pound for seven to 10 days and then they will be dropped at the same place from where they have been picked up. We will also recruit around 30 contractual veterinary doctors for this purpose,” Mayor Firhad Hakim said on Thursday. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe sterilisation and vaccination of dogs have assumed significance after a section of the people have raised concern over their rising population. 16 puppies were allegedly beaten to death at NRS Hospital recently. The Mayor held a meeting with Director General (Civil) and Director General (Health) on Wednesday and gave necessary instructions to fast track the process of facelift of its two existing dog pounds. “The dog population in the city is presently 1.5 lakh and it is an area of grave concern for the state government,” Hakim added. He added that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) has already been prepared and it will take another two to three months for developing the infrastructure. A senior official of the KMC’s Health department said presently only 25 dogs can be sterilised in a day. Hakim assured that funds will not be a constraint for the exercise and maintained that the state government has already allocated Rs 3 crore for it.last_img read more

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Crack the art of layering scents

first_imgFragrance can be extremely evocative, conjuring vivid memories and feelings from a specific time of life. From the scent that accompanied you through your teenage years and first love, to the perfume that gave you the confidence on the first day of a dream new job, it provides the most personal flourish to your beauty routine. Choosing a signature scent, however, can take time, especially if you’re trying to find one that’s completely unique to you. If you’re struggling to find a fragrance that hits your sweet spot, you may want to consider layering two or three together to create a truly bespoke result. There are no wrong or right combinations when layering fragrances. At the end, the final scent created by you, should appeal to your sense and persona, say experts. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHere are some tips to keep in mind while layering scents:4Layering scents or mixing scents, doesn’t necessarily mean applying two or multiple perfumes on top of each other immediately. Layering starts as soon as you apply a scented shower gel or a soap. Then comes your body lotion and finally the perfume. So, if you are already following this routine, you are on your way to master the art of layering scents.4When it comes to layering scents, the thumb rule is that heavier scents should be sprayed first so they don’t overpower their lighter counterparts. Wear the heavier scent first, let it settle on you and then apply the lighter scent. Woody fragrances are heavy. Avoid mixing two scents which are heavy. Choose one or more lighter fragrances to mix, such that your final scent isn’t very intense. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4To create a bespoke single base perfume, you should stick to perfumes from similar fragrance families such as floral, woody, citrus, oriental etc. Understand the perfume families– the scent is floral, citrusy or woody. Once you know this, layer your perfume with similar smelling scents. If your perfume has a woody aroma or citrussy aroma, you should match it with other products such as shower gel, bathing oil, after shave etc. which have similar scents. This process will help you create a unique fragrance of your own. 4If you want to experiment, you should mix different perfumes together and forming your own exclusive scent. Creativity is the most crucial aspect of layering. Rose, vanilla or freesia are the easiest notes which can be mixed with any base. If you want to create a strong bespoke perfume, mix a heavy woody perfume with a light vanilla-based perfume for a sun downer with friends or a spray an oriental based perfume and finish it with a rose scent for a date night.4Choosing different notes and mixing fragrances from different families helps in creating new fragrances with contrasts. 4There’s a misconception that one can only mix eau de toilettes with eau de toilettes and the likes of it. It is totally fine to mix and match EDTs, EDPs and body sprays. 4If you want your fragrance to last longer, dab almond oil on your skin, then layer those fragrances on top of it. 4Layering is all about the art of creativity and you can master this by experimenting a couple of times. At the end of the day, you are the creator of your perfume and layering should be an extension of your personality.last_img read more

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KVIC launches its Western and Ethnic designer collection

first_imgAmid much fervor and gaiety, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh launched Western and Ethnic Designer Wear collections at Khadi Bhawan at Connaught Place here on Monday.In his inaugural address, the minister said that from the proverbial ‘Dadaji-Netaji fabric’, Khadi had come a long way in the recent past, after Prime Minister’s clarion call to make this signature fabric of India a mode to have ‘economic transformation’ in the country. “To me, the launch of exclusive western and ethnic wear collections is like the fusion of Indian fabric and fashion trends across the globe. No wonder, in the coming days Khadi will become the global fabric,” he added. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPraising Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) for its rocketing growth in sales as well as annual turnover in the last four years, Singh further said that the growth of Khadi had become a matter of surprise for many business majors across the nation. “KVIC is really giving a real shape to the dreams of Prime Minister as it is the biggest job-provider in the nation,” he said.Earlier, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, in his welcome address, said that Khadi had created some sort of ethical competition in the apparel and fabric world. “As made of natural fiber, Khadi has zero-carbon footprint and is hand-spun and hand-woven – it always catches the eyes of both designers and customers. In the last four years, the craze of Khadi – especially among youths – has multiplied. And, to cater the need of such a large fanfare of Khadi, we are always trying to make it trendy,” he said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe brand aims to revive the age-old specialty and generate employment for Indian weavers by making Khadi central to their trade. Also, the exquisite fabrics are accented with embroidered embellishments and floral motifs to perfect the look and to match it according to the demands of youngsters.Among others, who were present on this occasion, were MSME Secretary Arun Kumar Panda and KVIC members Dr Hina Shafi Bhat and J P Tomar.KVIC members Dr. Hina Shafi Bhat talked about how Khadi’s acceptability and susceptibility are important at the global platform. “The diversification has been done to connect youth to our roots. Indian artisans and their art will go directly to the international market, which would help us further. KVIC is really giving a real shape to the dreams of Prime Minister,” she said.KVIC has joined hands with 38-40 other countries to give Indian cotton products and farmers a platform.last_img read more

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Businessman elderly man fall to death depressed woman found hanging

first_imgKolkata: A businessman mysteriously fell from a high-rise residential apartment and died on Friday morning in Haridevpur. After approximately an hour an elderly person also died in the same manner in Thakurpukur.According to sources, on Friday morning, around 7:40 am, security guards of tower IV in Diamond City South Apartment, heard sound of a heavy object falling on the ground floor. When they ran to look for the source of the sound, they found a resident of the building Pramod Jalan (54) was lying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to M R Bangur Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataJalan, a businessman by profession, used to live on the 8th floor of the 16-storied building. He ran a business of ayurvedic products in New Market. During preliminary investigation the police came to know that his wife became paralysed approximately one-and-a-half-year ago after she met with a road accident. Since then she was bedridden. After a few days of the accident, Jalan became depressed to see his wife in such a condition. According to police, this could be a case of accident or suicide. But, it is not yet confirmed whether Jalan jumped from the balcony or accidentally fell down. Police are facing difficulties to probe the case as the CCTV camera of the said tower is out of order for more than a year. Investigators are questioning his family members in order to find clues. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateOn the other hand, an elderly person fell down from the top floor of a five-storied residential apartment at Dakshin Behala Road in Thakurpukur. The person identified as Nagen Chandra Bhawal (92) was found lying in a pool of blood around 8:40 am on Friday. He was rushed to Vidyasagar State General Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Police are probing to find whether he jumped from the top floor and committed suicide or accidentally fell down. In another incident, a woman identified as Maya Dutta (57) was found hanging from ceiling on Thursday night at Bijoygarh in Jadavpur. Her husband Pijush Kanti Dutta went to market around 7 pm. He came back around 8:50 pm and found the door was closed but not locked. After getting inside the room he found Maya hanging. Police came to know that she has been suffering from several diseases since long time and was in depression.last_img read more

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500yrold ThighHigh Leather Boots Found Intact on the Person who Wore Them

first_imgEarly this year, fashion magazines were oohing and aahing over the latest revived trend in footwear and how to wear it this fall season: thigh-high boots. But what no one was expecting in 2018 was the arrival on the scene of a skeleton, 500 years old, wearing thigh-high leather footwear.Archaeologists found the man’s skeleton face down in the mud under London’s River Thames, downstream from the Tower of London. He had apparently been buried there for centuries.Photo of excavation by MOLA Headland InfrastructureThe New York Times reported, “Perhaps most intriguing, what remained of his legs was discovered in a pair of thigh-high leather boots — unusual even for his time. Specialists say the man could have been a fisherman or a mudlark — a scavenger who hunted for objects of value by the river.”The discovery was linked to sewers. The skeleton was found at Tideway’s Chambers Wharf site in Bermondsey, where work is currently underway to build the Thames Tideway Tunnel to stop sewage pollution in the River Thames.Related Video: Divers Stumble upon 2,00 ‘Priceless’ Gold CoinsIn a statement, the scientists said, “The river was a hazardous place even in the late 15th century, so perhaps his occupation was the cause of his death and the reason he came to be discovered. Could he have been a fisherman, a mudlark or perhaps a sailor? Was he climbing the Bermondsey Wall when he fell into the water? Did he become trapped in the mud and drown?”Photo of discovered boots by MOLA Headland Infrastructure“The discovery has sparked an investigation by a team of our archaeological and osteological experts who are unraveling the mystery of the booted man in the mud. So what does the evidence tell us?”First of all, the specialists studying the boots believe they date to the late 15th or early 16th century. Leather was expensive and often re-used at this time and experts “believe it is unlikely that someone would have been buried wearing such a highly-prized item. The boots would have reached thigh height when fully extended, therefore would have been ideal for walking out into the river and through the sticky Thames mud, so were perhaps waders.”The boots were definitely built to last. Conservators revealed that they were reinforced with extra soles and stuffed with an unidentified material (possibly moss) perhaps to make them warmer or improve the fit.Photo of discovered skeleton, by MOLA Headland InfrastructureThis research suggests the person wasn’t buried deliberately and the clues also indicate the owner may have made his living from the river, which could well have led to his untimely demise.Scientists believe that while it is not unusual to find burials on the foreshore, “the booted man’s position was unusual: face-down, with one arm above his head with the other bent back on itself to the side. These clues could suggest that he fell or drowned and was covered quickly by the ground as it moved with the tide.” Experts have not identified evidence of any injuries at the time of death.However, there are clues about how he might have made his living, evidence of the damage to his physical health from the extreme physical demands of his work on his body, “and why he might have ended up in the silty deposits of the River Thames where he lay undisturbed for more than 500 years.”Photo by MOLA Headland InfrastructureExperts believe it’s possible he was under the age of 35 at the time of death. By then he had already led an active life, which left its mark on his skeleton. “His daily life wouldn’t have been comfortable – he would have felt pain and discomfort from osteoarthritis. Possibly the biggest clues about his life are deep grooves found on his teeth.Read another story from us: Hidden Crusader-Era Gold Coins Discovered in Historic Port City of CaesareaThey were caused by a repetitive action like passing rope between his teeth as a fisherman might – which may also suggest that he made his living from the river.” The Thames is regarded as London’s longest archaeological site, and the river muck has historically turned up a lot of discoveries.Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of Tudor-era thrillers for Touchstone Books. Her new book, The Blue, is a spy story set in the 18th century. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.comlast_img read more

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10 Things to Do So Apple Doesnt Reject Your App

first_img 5 min read Register Now » September 3, 2014 Apple recently released the top 10 reasons for rejecting apps in the seven-day period ending Aug. 28, 2014. While it’s just for a seven-day period, it’s indicative of what developers end up doing wrong.Fifety eight percent of the apps are rejected for the 10 main reasons. If Apple rejected your app, or if you’re building one at the moment, here are 10 things you should do to make sure your app sails through the approval process.1. Fill every detail. Fourteen percent of the apps were rejected by Apple due to insufficient information in the application to the App Store. Make sure you elaborate on all the features that are part of your app. Not just that, but also spell out specific instructions if your app is supposed to be used in a certain manner. You could also provide a demo video if the installation or configuration is complex or requires hardware to be paired with.Related: After Reportedly Blowing Up iPhones, Apple Plans to Make a Bigger iPad2. Squash that very last bug. Did you do rigorous testing of your app? Believe it or not, if Apple encounters a bug in your app, it’s bound to be rejected. Eight percent of the apps were rejected for this reason. The best way to make sure your app is free of bugs and crashes across devices is to sign on a few beta testers. Betalist can get you started. The feedback from a different set of users on different devices will help you not just fix bugs, but build a better product.3. Comply with all terms in the developer agreement. Read the Developer Program License Agreement thoroughly even before you begin the development of your app. This will make sure you comply with all the guidelines laid down by Apple. You will find this in iTunes Connect under Contracts, Tax and Banking. Also read through Apple’s review guidelines to steer clear of issues as you develop your app and to help speed up the review process.4. Focus on UI/UX. Apple lays a strong emphasis on building apps that are simple to use and navigate and are appealing to the eye. In fact, apps with a fantastic user interface also make it to the featured list on the App Store. You should want users to have a great experience with your app anyway.Don’t make a complex app with complex navigation — it could just be the reason why your app was rejected. Read through Apple’s design guides and UI design dos and don’ts before you start building.5. Relevant meta data. Your app’s name, its description and the screenshots should match its content and functionality. Don’t go overboard on the creative process of making screenshots that stand out. Rather, provide screenshots from your app with a layover of simple text to explain the screen.Related: Is Apple’s App Store Broken?6. Don’t game users or App Store. Do not try to portray your application as something that it is not. Many entrepreneurs do this to piggyback on the success of another app by creating similar looking icons, names that closely match successful apps or even replicate the design of others. Apple can easily see through this, so make sure your app performs as advertised.7. Pay careful attention to the name. After all, your app will be recognized by its name. Four percent of apps have been rejected because the name in iTunes Connect and that on the device do not match. Also, the app name on the device has a character restriction (otherwise, it gets cut short), so pick out the keywords from your iTunes Connect app name to place here. For example, if the app name is Positive Energy Guided Meditation, the app name on the device could be Energy or Positive Energy.8. Remove placeholders. Believe it or not, but an alarming 4 percent of entrepreneurs still submit their app with placeholder images or text while building a beta version. If your app was rejected, run through all screens of the app to make sure there is no placeholder images or text (example, lorem ipsum).9. Give appropriate ratings. Don’t shy away from giving the right rating for your app. Apple has laid strict guidelines on ratings to ensure only the appropriate apps are experienced by the right age group. Apps that are based on social networking should be especially careful.10. Don’t submit a beta. Apps that are for demo, trial or test purposes or are in the beta stage do not get accepted by Apple. The app has to be complete and fully functional.These are the top 10 reasons why Apple rejects apps, but apart from these, do not submit similar apps repeatedly and make sure your app offers enough value to the users and is not just a replica of your website without any core functionality of iOS.Related: 13 Random Things Apple’s Siri Can Do For You Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Could This Inflatable Habitat Be the Future of Space Tourism

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global What would mainstream space tourism actually look like?While companies such as Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin are at work developing ships that could take paying customers up into space within the next couple of years, where will people stay once they’re actually up there? A prototype for an inflatable space hotel set to make its way to the International Space Station next week could provide the answer.Related: Jeff Bezos’s Space Company Aims for Passenger Flights in 2018On April 8, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket-powered Dragon spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral to deliver the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, along with food and supplies, to the ISS.Built by the Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace, BEAM is a smaller, experimental version of the B330, which the firm describes as “the first private space habitat.” It looks like a giant white balloon that wouldn’t be out of place at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.Related: NASA Turns to Small Businesses for Advances in Space TravelOnce it arrives for its two-year testing period, BEAM will be attached to the space station and inflated to its full size — 14,000 kilograms with a length of 4.01 meters and diameter of 3.23 meters. The astronauts will regularly monitor BEAM to see how it stands up to threats such as radiation and debris from meteoroids.So while it’s not quite space’s answer to the Plaza just yet, what the astronauts learn may just lay the groundwork for vacations on Mars.Expandable @BigelowSpace habitat being lifted into Dragon’s trunk for a ride to the space station early next month pic.twitter.com/iBwHrNV2EB— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 24, 2016 March 28, 2016 2 min readcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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Furniture Rental Market Is Ready To Grow Globally With Major Players

first_imgThe concept of furniture rental is primarily providing furniture to consumers on rent, instead of purchasing it. With the ongoing trends and evolution of design and styles, consumers no longer prefer permanent ownership of products, goods, and commodities. Owing to fewer maintenance expenses and lower price of the furniture, rental practice has proven to be beneficial for consumers.Surge in housing population across the globe is the key factor that boost the growth of the global furniture rental market. In addition, rise in number of employers incorporating furniture on rental basis in their corporate policies is a primary factor accountable for growth of this market. With the e-commerce sector witnessing significant growth due to increase in number of internet subscribers and rise in smartphone penetration, the process of renting furniture has become more convenient and economical for people. Several online channels are available, which offer numerous choices and hassle-free door-step delivery. These factors in turn drive the growth of the furniture rental market, encouraging consumers to buy products with convenience.Furthermore, rise in disposable income with reduced expenses of rented furniture is anticipated to accelerate the growth of furniture rental market. The soaring trend of rented apartments due to increase in number of working population expanding into urban regions with demands for aesthetically appealing furniture is expected to supplement the growth of the furniture rental market.For Purchase Enquiry Click Here: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/5361Owing to globalization, large number of people relocate for shorter durations, thereby increasing the preference for rented furniture over permanent ownership. This trend has a positive effect on the rental furniture market globally. Renting furniture fundamentally saves consumers’ money, which acts as a crucial aspect in the growth of this market.However, lack of awareness regarding this market among the masses and managing complex bookings constrain the growth. In addition, maintaining furniture and delivering customer service can be challenging to the furniture rental market.Key Benefits For StakeholdersThis report provides a quantitative analysis of the current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the global furniture rental market size to identify the prevailing market opportunities.The key countries in all the major regions are mapped based on their market shares.Porter’s five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.A comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the furniture market is provided.An in-depth analysis of the global furniture rental market helps determine the prevailing market opportunities.The report includes details of the analysis of the regional and global markets, key players, market segments, application areas, and growth strategies.Furniture rental key market segments:By MaterialWoodPlasticMetalGlassOthersBy End UseCommercialResidentialBy Distribution channelE commerceBrick & MortarBy RegionNorth AmericaEuropeAsia-PacificLAMEAKey players includeFurlencoCityfurnishRentomojoBrook Furniture RentalCortLuxe Modern RentalsIn-leaseThe LoungeAthoorAsia Furniture RentalGet a Sample Copy of Furniture Rental Market: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-toc-and-sample/5361About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry. Furniture Rental Marketlast_img read more

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Future of Meningococcal Vaccine Market Size 2023 Business News

first_imgMeningococcal vaccine refers to any of the vaccines used to prevent infection by Neisseria meningitidis. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market.Meningococcal Vaccine Market Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).The report firstly introduced the Meningococcal Vaccine basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3235711?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshThen it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:•GlaxoSmithKline•Sanofi•Pfizer•Serum InstituteThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-•Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine•Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine•Meningococcal Polysaccharide VaccineOn the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Meningococcal Vaccine for each application, including-•Medical•Application IIGet 10% Discount on corporate user license @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3235711?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshTable of Contents:Part I Meningococcal Vaccine Industry OverviewChapter One Meningococcal Vaccine Industry OverviewChapter Two Meningococcal Vaccine Up and Down Stream Industry AnalysisPart II Asia Meningococcal Vaccine Industry (The Report Company Including the Below Listed But Not All)Chapter Three Asia Meningococcal Vaccine Market AnalysisChapter Four 2014-2019 Asia Meningococcal Vaccine Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter Five Asia Meningococcal Vaccine Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter Six Asia Meningococcal Vaccine Industry Development TrendPart III North American Meningococcal Vaccine Industry (The Report Company Including the Below Listed But Not All)Chapter Seven North American Meningococcal Vaccine Market AnalysisChapter Eight 2014-2019 North American Meningococcal Vaccine Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter Nine North American Meningococcal Vaccine Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter Ten North American Meningococcal Vaccine Industry Development TrendPart IV Europe Meningococcal Vaccine Industry Analysis (The Report Company Including the Below Listed But Not All)Chapter Eleven Europe Meningococcal Vaccine Market AnalysisChapter Twelve 2014-2019 Europe Meningococcal Vaccine Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter Thirteen Europe Meningococcal Vaccine Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter Fourteen Europe Meningococcal Vaccine Industry Development TrendPart V Meningococcal Vaccine Marketing Channels and Investment FeasibilityChapter Fifteen Meningococcal Vaccine Marketing Channels Development Proposals AnalysisChapter Sixteen Development Environmental AnalysisChapter Seventeen Meningococcal Vaccine New Project Investment Feasibility AnalysisPart VI Global Meningococcal Vaccine Industry ConclusionsChapter Eighteen 2014-2019 Global Meningococcal Vaccine Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter Nineteen Global Meningococcal Vaccine Industry Development TrendChapter Twenty Global Meningococcal Vaccine Industry Research ConclusionsAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal Big Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Market Growth Key Business Strategies by Leading

first_imgImmune Checkpoint Inhibitors Market The global immune checkpoint inhibitors market was valued at $10,566 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $56,530 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 20.1% from 2018 to 2025.Surge in prevalence of cancer across geographies and increase in awareness of immune checkpoint inhibitors drive the growth of the global immune checkpoint inhibitors market. Furthermore, technological advancements in screening procedure for cancer, increased healthcare expenditures, increase in government initiatives to alleviate cancer, and rise in public awareness are expected to boost the growth of the market. However, high cost associated with research activities is projected to restrain the market growth.Download Report Sample @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3723Immune checkpoint inhibitor targets checkpoint proteins and assists the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are expected to exhibit significant market growth during the forecast period, due to upsurge in demand for ideal therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, favorable reimbursement policies provided by manufacturers & insurance providers in some countries, and surge in prevalence of cancer across the globe.Based on type, the global immune checkpoint inhibitors market is categorized into CTLA-4 inhibitor, PD-1 inhibitor, PD-L1 inhibitor, and others. The PD-1 inhibitor segment was the major revenue contributor in 2017, and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period, due to increase in adoption of PD-1 inhibitors such as pembrolizumab and nivolumab globally. However, PD-L1 inhibitor segment is projected to exhibit the fastest growth during the forecast period, owing to rise in use of durvalumab & avelumab and surge in R&D for combination studies of PD-L1 inhibitors for newer indications.By application, the market is classified into lung cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and others. The lung cancer segment presently dominates the market, and is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period, due to increase in use of immune check point inhibitors for the treatment of lung cancer and surge in prevalence of lung cancer globally. However, the bladder cancer segment is projected to show fastest growth during the forecast period, due to increase in incidence of bladder cancer.Get More Information @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/3723North America accounted for more than half of the global market share in 2017, and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to increase in demand for immune checkpoint inhibitors, high prevalence of cancer, rise in number of trained medical professionals, and supportive reimbursement policies in the healthcare system. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to experience the highest growth rate during the forecast period, majorly due to upsurge in prevalence of cancer coupled with increase in adoption of immune checkpoint inhibitors.The key players profiled in this report include• AstraZeneca PLC.,• Bristol-Myers Squibb Company,• Eli Lilly and Company (ARMO Biosciences.),• Fortress Biotech, Inc. (Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc.),• F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. (Genentech, Inc.),• Immutep Limited,• Merck & Co., Inc.,• Merck KGaA (EMD Serono, Inc.),• Novartis AG, and• Pfizer Inc.Table Of ContentChapter: 1: INTRODUCTION1.1. Report description1.2. Key benefits for stakeholders1.3. Key market segments1.3.1. List of key players profiled in the report1.4. Research methodology1.4.1. Secondary research1.4.2. Primary research1.4.3. Analyst tools and modelsChapter: 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY2.1. Key findings of the study2.1.1. CXO perspectiveChapter: 3: MARKET OVERVIEW3.1. Market definition and scope3.2. Key findings3.2.1. Top investment pockets3.2.2. Market share analysis3.3. MARKET DYNAMICS3.3.1. Drivers3.3.1.1. Increase in incidence of cancer across the globe3.3.1.2. Surge in global geriatric population3.3.1.3. Supportive reimbursement policies for immune checkpoint inhibitors3.3.1.4. Surge in healthcare expenditure worldwide3.3.2. Restraint3.3.2.1. Higher cost of immune checkpoint inhibitors3.3.3. Opportunities3.3.3.1. Increase in number of pipeline drugs3.3.3.2. Growth opportunities in the emerging markets3.3.4. Impact analyses3.4. Clinical trials3.5. Pipeline analysesAccess Full Summary @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/press-release/immune-check-point-inhibitors-market.htmllast_img read more

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BPO Service Market Overview with Demographic Data and Industry Growth Trends

first_imgBPO Service Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is used by many companies for a variety of reasons. BPO can be defined as defined as a third party performing the essential operational roles and responsibilities of certain business functions for a company.The BPO Service Market research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data and statistically-supported and industry-validated market data and projections with a suitable set of assumptions and methodology. It provides analysis and information by categories such as market segments, regions, and product type and distribution channels.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3185454?utm_source=RK-HTNBy Market Players: Wipro, ServiceBPO, Accenture, Infosys BPO, CapriThe report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the BPO Service industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the BPO Service industry, followed by industry news and policies.The report includes an analysis of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. In addition, the market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region.The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the BPO Service industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the BPO Service industry, followed by industry news and policies.The Global BPO Service Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being some of the most prominent ones.For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end.Table of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Abbreviation and AcronymsChapter 3 PrefaceChapter 4 Market LandscapeChapter 5 Market Trend AnalysisChapter 6 Industry Chain AnalysisChapter 7 Latest Market DynamicsChapter 8 Trading AnalysisChapter 9 Historical and Current BPO Service in North America (2013-2018)Chapter 10 Historical and Current BPO Service in South America (2013-2018)Chapter 11 Historical and Current BPO Service in Asia & Pacific (2013-2018)Chapter 12 Historical and Current BPO Service in Europe (2013-2018)Chapter 13 Historical and Current BPO Service in MEA (2013-2018)Chapter 14 Summary for Global BPO Service (2013-2018)Chapter 15 Global BPO Service Forecast (2019-2024)Chapter 16 Analysis of Global Key VendorsInquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3185454?utm_source=RK-HTNAbout Us: Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Lets save the bees with machine learning

first_imgMachine learning and all its related forms of “AI” are being used to work on just about every problem under the sun, but even so, stemming the alarming decline of the bee population still seems out of left field. In fact it’s a great application for the technology and may help both bees and beekeepers keep hives healthy.The latest threat to our precious honeybees is the Varroa mite, a parasite that infests hives and sucks the blood from both bees and their young. While it rarely kills a bee outright, it can weaken it and cause young to be born similarly weak or deformed. Over time this can lead to colony collapse.The worst part is that unless you’re looking closely, you might not even see the mites — being mites, they’re tiny: a millimeter or so across. So infestations often go on for some time without being discovered.Beekeepers, caring folk at heart obviously, want to avoid this. But the solution has been to put a flat surface beneath a hive and pull it out every few days, inspecting all the waste, dirt and other hive junk for the tiny bodies of the mites. It’s painstaking and time-consuming work, and of course if you miss a few, you might think the infestation is getting better instead of worse.Machine learning to the rescue!As I’ve had occasion to mention about a billion times before this, one of the things machine learning models are really good at is sorting through noisy data, like a surface covered in random tiny shapes, and finding targets, like the shape of a dead Varroa mite.Students at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland created an image recognition agent called ApiZoom trained on images of mites that can sort through a photo and identify any visible mite bodies in seconds. All the beekeeper needs to do is take a regular smartphone photo and upload it to the EPFL system.[embedded content]The project started back in 2017, and since then the model has been trained with tens of thousands of images and achieved a success rate of detection of about 90 percent, which the project’s Alain Bugnon told me is about at parity with humans. The plan now is to distribute the app as widely as possible.“We envisage two phases: a web solution, then a smartphone solution. These two solutions allow to estimate the rate of infestation of a hive, but if the application is used on a large scale, of a region,” Bugnon said. “By collecting automatic and comprehensive data, it is not impossible to make new findings about a region or atypical practices of a beekeeper, and also possible mutations of the Varroa mites.”That kind of systematic data collection would be a major help for coordinating infestation response at a national level. ApiZoom is being spun out as a separate company by Bugnon; hopefully this will help get the software to beekeepers as soon as possible. The bees will thank them later.last_img read more

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Heres why JanetJacksonAppreciationDay is trending on Twitter

first_imgLiving for #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay. we love you Miss Jackson. It’s all for you. When we think of you nothing else seems to matter. Get us all together again in this Rhythm Nation. https://t.co/jJkXqSch3c— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) February 4, 2018 JT exposed Janet’s body without her consent on national television, and it’s not the first time he disrespected woman in many ways. Could you help us show our thoughts and concern about how women do not deserve to be mistreated and shamed like that! Help us trend #JusticeForJanet— ROGER (@Camilizard1) February 4, 2018 You can NOT name a better brother and sister duo. No matter how hard you try, you can’t find no where near a better brother and sister collaboration like this. #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/U4FfrRpgMy— Daniel (@Daniel_T_1985) February 4, 2018 In 1997 Janet released an anthem to a friend she lost to HIV/AIDS called Together Again. It’s a beautiful and empowering song, and the video she released with it is stunning. #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/erZxhrPjZO— Calvin (@calvinstowell) February 4, 2018 “Justin Timberlake might win the award for pairing pseudo-woke rhetoric with a distinct lack of substantive action—and that’s no small feat in Hollywood, where “male ally” has recently become a coveted role.” #JusticeforJanet https://t.co/o3YAzLHmRT— Will Tchakirides (@willtchak) February 1, 2018 A lot of straight Eagles fans accidentally went to gay bar, called The Eagle, to watch the Super BowlKentucky state police tweeted a rape joke during the Super BowlLargest U.S. Gay Pride Los Angeles in West Hollywood under attack?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/heres-janetjacksonappreciationday-trending-twitter/ — Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 4, 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Of course, we must take a moment to appreciate shea butter Janet from The Velvet Rope era.The glow. The humidity. The protective hair styles. The blackness of it all. #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/G6cpDlBR61— Trini Trent (@TriniTrent) February 4, 2018 Some people may have noticed the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trending on Twitter. The LGBTI icon’s fans are honoring her today, 4 February, because it’s the day of the Super Bowl.The Super Bowl, America’s annual football finals, is happening tonight. Justin Timberlake will be performing at the halftime show. The last time Timberlake performed at the Super Bowl was back in 2004, with Janet Jackson. Instead of performing WITH Justin Timberlake, they should just ask Janet Jackson to perform INSTEAD OF Justin Timberlake. That would be some real #JusticeforJanet https://t.co/RJD3Nn9rns— Jamie Jenson (@jamieljenson) February 4, 2018Janet Jackson AppreciationJanet Jackson confirmed that she would not be performing alongside Timberlake at this year’s halftime show. And now, fans are celebrating her career with the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay.When you get #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trending the same day of Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance. pic.twitter.com/dy3WV7fIoQcenter_img She gave rhythm to a nationShe made you realize that you don’t know what you got until it’s goneShe took CONTROL!She is the one, the iconic, @JanetJackson! #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/aJYLsn5GNd— The Root (@TheRoot) February 4, 2018 Good morning to Janet Jackson & every legendary Taurus out there #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/xfcEp6Uz4v— Astro Poets (@poetastrologers) February 4, 2018 #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trending on Justin’s Super Bowl day is the type of petty black history month magic I Iive for. pic.twitter.com/N1bWPtnCwv— ㅤً (@The__Prototype) February 4, 2018 The actual personification of our society’s misogyny.Something happened at the superbowl 14 years ago that involved two people.The man went back today to perform again. And the woman, the woman, has been banned from performing on daytime TV since ’04. #JusticeForJanet— Mide (@westafricanah) February 3, 2018 I’m convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over. #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay– Janet Jackson pic.twitter.com/c3SoYY7NsL— MJsAngelOfMusic (@IndigoStarr777) February 4, 2018 The incidentThis infamous performance ended with Jackson’s bare breast being exposed due to a wardrobe malfunction during a planned stunt. This incident put a bruise on Jackson’s career and self-esteem.After the incident, dubbed ‘Nipplegate,’ both Jackson and Timberlake issued apologies. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) charged CBS, the network that broadcasts the Super Bowl, a fine of $550,000 [£389,438.50; €441,325.50] for indecency.No forgivenessAccording to the New York Post, Jackson and her family have still not forgiven Timberlake over the 14-year-old performance.‘If he’s such a gentleman, he’d make sure Janet is there,’ Joseph Jackson said.Justice for JanetSince it was announced that Timberlake would be performing again this year, the hashtag #JusticeForJanet was being used by Jackson fans. Many called out the hypocrisy (and sexism) of Timberlake being invited to perform again, but Jackson not.Oh, the Superbowl, the Superbowl, it’s just inescapable. So, how about some #JusticeforJanet, while we’re talking about #SuperBowlLII ? Fourteen years is a a long time to wait for a real apology and a long time for a talented woman to be out in the cold.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 3, 2018 GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trending #2 right behind #SuperBowlSunday. My work here is done. pic.twitter.com/7FQqBeL5g1— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 4, 2018last_img read more

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A pro samesex marriage candidate just won the presidency in Costa Rica

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… On Sunday the Latin American nation headed to the polls for a runoff election between the centre-left Alvarado and his conservative and religious opponent Fabricio Alvarado. The two men have the same surname but are not related.Alvarado won with 60% of the vote. Fabricio Alvarado who used to be an evangelical singer only 39% of the vote.The election came down to the wire with same-sex marriage a dominant issue throughout the election campaign.In the Costa Rica elections, equality and love won over, biasm and inequality.Faith has been restored, to a country with so much beauty and more potential.Well done to all the citizens, whom have chosen love over hate,And fairness over unfairness.LOVE WILL ALWAYS WIN.— Bavaria (@WeAreBavaria) April 2, 2018When the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled that member nations should legalize same-sex marriage, Fabricio said it violated Costa Rica’s ‘traditional values’.Costa Rica’s government at the time agreed to comply with the IACHR’s ruling. But Fabricio said it was ‘a violation of the country’s sovereignty and an affront to traditional values.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Carlos Alvarado is Costa Rica’s new president. | Photo: Twitter/@CarlosALvQ Today is a great day for Costa Rica, an election that divided the country between homophobia and pro-gay marriage finally came to the right outcome ♥ #lovewins pic.twitter.com/79nm3poILD— viane (@vianerds) April 2, 2018Marriage equality takes center stageCosta Rica’s 3.3 million residents are predominantly Roman Catholic and most consider themselves conservative. Many commentators said the election would essentially be a referendum on marriage equality because the issue had taken center stage during the campaign.Alvarado said his win sent a ‘beautiful’ message to the world.‘Let’s celebrate our 200 years of Indpendence with a government worthy and up to date with the times,’ he wrote on Twitter.‘Today, the world is watching us and we sent a beautiful democratic message.’I was so afraid for today’s election but in the end Costa Rica rejected a homophobic, religious, old fashion way candidate.Pura vida, Costa Rica — ✬ andy ✬ (@umamichicken) April 2, 2018 In good news for Costa Rica’s LGBTI community, Carlos Alvarado, has won a photo finish presidential election. Costa Rica’s Supreme Court rules marriage equality must be law by 2020Costa Rica votes for a new president amid tension over LGBTI rightsDisappointment for LGBT rights in Taiwan after gay tourism is boomingRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pro-sex-marriage-candidate-win-costa-rican-presidential-race/ GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

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Malaysias LGBTI community just want equal rights – PMs daughter

first_imgShe also called for more education and understanding of LGBTI rights in Malaysia, Free Malaysia Today reported.Marina is the daughter of Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohammed, and a well-known human rights campaigner.‘You don’t have to approve of their lifestyle […] but you cannot deny the fact that they are humans entitled to the same dignity stipulated in every religion, Islam included,’ she said during the opening of a transgender shelter in Kuala Lumpur.‘They are human beings,’ she added. ‘You can’t just divide human rights for some humans and take it away for others. LGBTs are citizens and voters.’Marina’s message of equalityHer comments were largely directed at Malaysia’s new government, Pakatan Harapan (PH).Led by Mahatir, PH won a shock victory in Malaysia’s general elections in May, ousting the coalition which had been in power for over 60 years, Barisan Nasional. Following the win, Marina’s father became the oldest world leader by becoming prime minster for a second time at the age of 92.‘Now, I’m not from the government. But I feel with the change of government on May 9, a lot of hope is riding now on PH,’ Marina said. ‘But the government is being run by new people, many of whom are inexperienced in running the country. For 61 years, we only had one group in power anyway.’ Marina Mahatir, human rights activist and daughter of Mahathir Mohammed | Photo: YouTube Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Human rights campaigner Marina Mahathir said that the LGBTI community in Malaysia ‘just wants the same [rights] as everyone else’. Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/malaysias-lgbti-community-just-want-equal-rights-pms-daughter/center_img ‘The culture in Malaysia has not changed yet, even with PH’s good intentions. So we can’t be slack and stop our efforts to bring up issues from the marginalised communities,’ she added.Billed as reformers, the new government has signaled that it will focus on building human rights, including for the LGBTI community. But almost three months after the election, this has yet to materialise in any real substantive form.LGBTI rights: a divisive issueLGBTI rights remain a contentious issue in Malaysia.A majority of Malaysians believe that homosexuality should not be socially accepted, and the country has bans on ‘positive’ portrayals of LGBTI people on television and in film, and recently blocked access to HIV and LGBTI websites.In July, an LGBTI activist resigned as the press officer for a government minister after an influx of threats and public outcry over him being openly gay.However, also in July Malaysia’s Minister for Religious Affairs that the strict enforcement of transgender sex workers had failed, and that more proactive measure were needed.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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