PM offers prayers at Kedarnath as shrine opens for devotees

first_img(Adds further details)Dehradun, May 3 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid obeisance at Kedarnath as the portals of the eighth century shrine in Garhwal Himalayas were thrown open to devotees after their closure for winters.Modi is the first prime minister to visit the famed temple in 28 years after former prime minister VP Singh had paid a visit to the temple in 1989.Accompanied by Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Modi arrived in an army chopper at the helipad built close to the temple and headed straight for the shrine located at a height of 11,755 ft near Chorabari Glacier, the head of river Mandakini.Braving early morning chill around 4000 devotees had turned up at the temple to witness its ceremonial opening and to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister.The temple doors were opened at 8.50 amand the Prime Minister arrived just about half an hour later sporting a brown overcoat and dark glasses to offer prayers and perform a rudrabhishek (ritual bath of the Shiva lingam) in the sanctum sanctorumof the centuries old shrine.The prime minister took off his shoes and glasses before entering the sanctum sanctorum of the temple through its eastern gate to pay obeisance.The rituals supervised by the priests of the temple lasted about 20 minutes after which Modi emerged out of the temple and waved to the crowds waiting outside for a glimpse with a broad smile.He was gifted a shawl, a rudraksha, a wooden replica of the temple and books on the Himalayas by the priests of the temple as he came out of the shrine.advertisementHe did a parikrama of the Nandi statue outside the temple before walking through the crowds to make for the convoy that was to take him back to the helipad.On his way back, the Prime Minister stopped to pat a child in the arms of a soldier. He was seen speaking with the jawan and the child.The Prime Minister also went to the spot where a huge rock named Bhimshila had rolled down from the mountains in the wake of the June 2013 deluge and was stuck at the back of the temple.Christened ?Bhimshila? after the tragedy also known as the Himalayan Tsunami the rock is credited with protecting the shrine from major damage.After spending about an hour at the temple, the Prime Minister left in an army chopper for Haridwar.Modi is the first prime minister to visit the famed temple on the very first day of its opening after the winter break.Kedarnath is the third and perhaps the most important of the four Himalayan shrines in the chardham circuit to reopen today.Gangotri and Yamunotri have already opened on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya whereas Badrinath is slated to reopen on May 6 when President Pranab Mukherjee will visit the temple.People in the state feel the visit by the Prime Minister and the President to Kedarnath and Badrinath will boost tourist arrivals at the two temples by sending the message of a safe chardham yatra to people outside the state.PTI ALM DVlast_img read more

Tata Motors revises Tiago variant list, price now starts at Rs 4.20 lakh

first_imgTata Motors has made Tiago XE as the base variant of its much-loved hatchback and priced it at Rs 4.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Tiago XB, which was the entry-level version earlier and devoid of even basic features such as an air-conditioner, has now been discontinued.Tata has also made ABS (antilock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and corner stability control as standard safety features across all the variants of Tiago. This is confirmed by the hatchback’s brochure available online. Previously, these features were only provided in the XZ, XZA and XZ+ variants of the car.Tiago is available in two engine options — a Revotron 1.2-litre, three cylinder petrol engine and a Revotorq 1.05-litre, three cylinder diesel engine. Both the engines come with multi drive modes and are mated to a manual five-speed transmission. The petrol variant has an option for a five-speed automatic transmission as well. While the petrol engine makes 85 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and churns out 114 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm, the diesel variant produces 70 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and is good for 140 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm.Below is the updated list of variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) of Tata Tiago.(Revotron petrol engine options)Tiago XM — Rs 4,52,209Tiago XM (Optional) — Rs 4,68,324Tiago XT — Rs 4,85,227Tiago XT (Optional) — Rs 5,00,062Tiago XTA — Rs 5,21,615Tiago XZ without alloy — Rs 5,21,658Tiago XZ — Rs 5,32,840Tiago XZ+ — Rs 5,64,096Tiago XZ+ with dual tone roof — Rs 5,71,096Tiago XZA — Rs 5,74,449advertisement(Revotorq diesel engine options)Tiago XE — Rs 5,00,369Tiago XE (Optional) — Rs 5,07,538Tiago XM — Rs 5,36,013Tiago XM (Optional) — Rs 5,49,734Tiago XT — Rs 5,69,294Tiago XT (Optional) — Rs 5,81,715Tiago XZ without alloy — Rs 6,03,361Tiago XZ — Rs 6,15,734Tiago XZ+ — Rs 6,42,137Tiago XZ+ with dual tone roof — Rs 6,49,137The company is paying much attention to the safety of its passengers and also setting very high standards in this area. Recently, the home grown auto major’s compact sports utility vehicle, Nexon, scored a five-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test.One also has to keep in mind that Tata Tiago’s major rivals Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Hyundai Santro now have ABS with EBD as a standard safety feature across all their variants. Besides, the government has made it mandatory for all the cars produced in India from April 1, 2019, to have ABS in them.ALSO READ | New WagonR: Here is a detailed list of specifications and features of Maruti Suzuki’s latest carALSO READ | Skoda gives glimpse of Kamiq’s front and rear design through two sketchesALSO READ | Hero MotoCorp sets up research and development center in Germanylast_img read more

Yamal LNG Icebreaker First to Test Wärtsilä 31 Engines

first_imgzoom Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has received the first order for its recently introduced Wärtsilä 31 engines which will power a Yamal LNG icebreaker currently under construction at Russia’s  PJSC Vyborg Shipyard.The new generation icebreaker Aker ARC 124 will feature three 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 31 engines.The installation will also include Wärtsilä’s online monitoring of the engines. Wärtsilä says that the first major service required by the Wärtsilä 31 comes only after 8,000 running hours, compared to 2,000 running hours for engines of a similar class.The ship is being built on behalf of FSUE Atomflot, the enterprise of ROSATOM, Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy.When delivered, the icebreaker will serve the Yamal LNG project in Sabetta, located northeast of the Yamal peninsular in Russia. The project is one of the largest industrial undertakings in the Arctic.last_img read more

Prysmian to Supply Cables for Worlds First Hydrogen Vessel

first_imgImage Courtesy: PrysmianEnergy Observer, the world’s first catamaran powered solely by renewable energy and CEA Liten, a research institute that developed the project, have chosen Prysmian Group to supply cables which provide energy generated from renewable sources to the vessel’s motor. The partnership was unveiled at the Paris Air Show on June 20.Featuring a length of 31 meters and a width of 12.80 meters, the catamaran is powered solely by renewables, drawing on 130m2 of solar panels, two vertical wind turbines and a sophisticated system that desalinates water, transforming it into hydrogen through electrolysis.Energy Observer, which was launched on April 14, 2017, at the Port of Saint Malo, France, has embarked on a six-year trip around the world during which it will visit 101 ports in 50 countries.The goal of the project is to share with the world a concept of electrical power not in conflict with nature, according to Prysmian.last_img read more

Newfoundlanders remember former president Bushs fishing trips to Labrador

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Some prominent Newfoundlanders are reflecting on the late George H.W. Bush and his affection for the fishing trips he made to the province.The former U.S. president passed away on Friday at the age of 94 and will be laid to rest in a state funeral Wednesday at Washington’s National Cathedral.Bush was an avid angler and often visited Labrador, where he fished at Adlatok River in the 1990s with Newfoundland businessmen Harry Steele and the late Craig Dobbin of Universal Helicopters.John Steele says his father Harry was with Dobbin at Adlatok Camp, which Bush visited after the Atlantic Salmon Federation contacted his father in the early 90s asking if he could host the president.He says Steele asked Dobbin if he could host, and his friend renovated the camp especially for the trip and went on to form a lasting relationship with Bush.Former federal fisheries minister John Crosbie and former Quebec premier Jean Charest were also on the trip.Steele says his father spent time on the river guiding Bush and found him to be a humble, approachable man with a good sense of humour, adding that he was a pretty good fisherman.Thomas d’Aquino recalled a 1993 fly fishing trip with Bush and Harry Steele on the Adlatok River in a blog post written last summer.The author, entrepreneur and philanthropist recalls presenting Bush with a gift of some homemade flies, which they jokingly called “weapons of mass destruction.”(VOCM)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Water main break Thursday morning near Montanas

first_imgParts of the Montana’s parking lot was flooded due to the water main break.Some area businesses are temporarily closed due to the break.No further details are available at this time. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews were on scene this morning, Thursday, as they attended to a water main break near Montana’s next to the Totem Mall.The water main break was contained as the City shut down water in the area.Crews are currently in the process of repairing the broken water main.last_img

Naresh Goyal pledges 26 stake in Jet Airways for loans

first_imgNew Delhi: Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal has pledged 26 per cent stake in the ailing airline as security for loans from Punjab National Bank, according to a regulatory filing. Last month, Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal quit the board of cash-strapped carrier as part of a debt resolution plan. Jet Airways Thursday informed the stock exchanges that Goyal has pledged over 2.95 crore shares or 26.01 per cent stake with Punjab National Bank. The pledge was created on April 4 as “security for existing/ new borrowings taken by Jet Airways (India) Ltd,” the filing to the BSE said. On the same day, over 5.79 crore shares held by him were released. Those were kept under “non disposal undertaking” as security for borrowings taken by the airline, as per the filing. Goyal gave up the chairmanship of Jet Airways, which he founded more than 25 years ago, under a debt restructuring plan wherein lenders have taken control of the carrier.last_img read more

Tressel aims to continue his mastery of Michigan

For many Ohio State football coaches, success isn’t measured in wins per year or bowl victories. Instead, success is measured by a coach’s record against Michigan.The storied rivalry has become so important in part due to the outcome’s national implications year to year. Since 1935, the game has determined the Big Ten champion 22 times and had an effect in determining the eventual conference champion an additional 24 times.Theses statistics have become even more pronounced recently, as either Ohio State or Michigan has claimed at least a share of the Big Ten title every year since 2001.Consequently, many coaches’ careers have been validated or ruined based on their ability to beat that school up north.John Cooper was one such coach who suffered mightily for his lack of success in the rivalry. In Cooper’s 13 seasons as Ohio State’s coach he had a career record of 111-43-4. But he was only 2-10-1 against Michigan and failed to ever win a game in Ann Arbor. Cooper was fired following the 2000 season.Where Cooper failed, his successor, Jim Tressel has excelled. While Cooper downplayed the rivalry, Tressel has embraced it since his first year at the helm.“I can assure you that you’ll be proud of our young people, in the classroom, in the community and especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michigan,” Tressel announced, shortly after being hired in 2001. That year, Tressel led the Buckeyes to a 26-20 victory. The win in Ann Arbor served as the Buckeyes’ first in 14 years.Tressel has dominated Michigan during his tenure, posting a 7-1 record against the Wolverines. He is one of only three Ohio State coaches to maintain a winning record in the rivalry, among those who coached at least eight games. The other two coaches are Woody Hayes (16-11-1) and Earle Bruce (5-4).“I’ve known before I was even part of the series of the significance of the game, and the excitement of the game,” Tressel said. “It’s part of you if you like football and you’re from Ohio State or you’re from Michigan, if you’re in the Big Ten. You just grow up knowing that we’re fortunate to be a part of this game.”Tressel went on to say that memories of past Ohio State-Michigan games are in the forefront of past players’ and coaches’ minds. Those memories are even more predominant than bowl games and national rankings, and that’s what is at stake every time the teams play.As for this year’s game, Tressel explained the Buckeyes will not be overlooking a struggling Michigan team. “There’s a reality in life that if you’re taking anything for granted, you’re probably not thinking right,” Tressel said. “I’d like to think our guys don’t take anything for granted, although I’m sure we all do take things for granted, but this wouldn’t be one of them.”Tressel downplayed the possibility of the team being overconfident, having already secured a Rose Bowl berth.“I’m not worried about overconfidence because we’ve got enough guys that have played in this game that they know better than that, so if there is and overconfidence, it will get knocked out of their throwback uniforms on the first play.”Tressel’s ability to keep his players from being overconfident has helped lead the Buckeyes to five straight victories over Michigan. The five-game win streak is the Buckeyes’ longest in the history of the rivalry, which they will look to continue Saturday. read more

Worlds Oldest Wild Bird Still Has It Lays Another Egg

first_img Scientists Unearth Child-Sized Parrot ‘Hercules’Scientists Study Fossilized Bird With Extremely Long Toe Stay on target The world’s oldest known wild bird is still laying eggs and raising chicks.Laysan albatross Wisdom returned to her nest at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial last week.Most albatross take time off between births. But Wisdom, at least 68 years old now, joins her mate Akeakamai for an annual visit to Midway, where they have laid and hatched an egg every year since 2006.Wisdom was first tagged by biologist Chandler Robbins during a 1956 bird survey that included 8,400 albatross.At the time, Wisdom was nothing special, just one of the hundreds of thousands of seabirds returning to their birthplace—a behavior biologists call “nest site fidelity.”Chandler Robbins banding an albatross at Midway Island in 1966 (via USFWS)In a “strange twist of fate,” according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it was Robbins who “rediscovered” Wisdom 46 years later, during a survey near the same nesting location.“Bird surveys and banding projects have long helped scientists understand the complex life cycles and migration patterns of birds across the globe,” the USFWS wrote in a blog post.“By pairing modern data analysis with detailed current and historical records, we can better understand the migratory paths of millions of birds and spot changes in those patterns,” it continued. “This information helps scientists make better management decisions that ensure seabirds have the habitat and resources they need in the future.”Nearly 70 percent of the world’s Laysan albatross—as well as many Black-footed and Short-tailed albatross, and 20 other bird species—rely on the Refuge and Memorial at Midway.Biologists on Midway band one of Wisdom’s chicks (via USFWS)“Midway during nesting season is an overwhelming experience,” Beth Flint, wildlife biologist with USFWS, said in a statement, recounting the “sounds and smells” of 1.2 million albatross and 3 million-plus seabirds.“Every square foot of land, and much of the ground underfoot, is occupied by a nesting bird,” she explained. “It’s like another world.”Things aren’t much easier for the bird parents: Albatross lay a single egg, which couples like Wisdom and Akeakamai take turns incubating for more than two months. Once the chick hatches, Mom and Dad must wait another five months before it leaves the nest. When not on parenting duty, the birds forage for food.No wonder most Laysan albatross don’t lay an egg every year.“Midway Atoll’s habitat doesn’t just contain millions of birds, it contains countless generations and families of albatross,” Kelly Goodale, USFWS refuge biologist, said. “If you can imagine when Wisdom returns home, she is likely surrounded by what were once her chicks and potentially their chicks. What a family reunion.”More on Bird Fossil Discovered in Museum StorageThese Songbirds Use Brute Force to Kill Prey Twice Their SizeTraffic Noise Is Slowly Killing Birdslast_img read more

Man guilty Found with Cocaine in Condom

first_imgOn Wednesday 44 year old Eddy Cerant took condom use to an entirely new level… at least in recent history.   Police say the man, now charged with possession of controlled drugs used a transparent condom to store cocaine.  Related Items:Eddy Cerant charged with possession of controlled drugs, man found hiding drugs in condom, man gets 9 months in prison and deportation after being found with drugs coming in on a flight from Grand Turk It is still important to curtailing sexually transmitted diseases and even a new mosquito borne virus, namely ZIKA is fended off with the use of a condom.  A tip to Police led to the search, arrest and conviction of Eddy Cerant. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 12, 2016 – Condoms; first introduced in the year 1855 as a means of birth control with their popularity and importance soaring once HIV/AIDS became an epidemic.  The man entered a guilty plea on Friday and is sentenced to 9 months in jail for the crime; after which he will be deported to Haiti.    Add to the strange choice of a hiding place for the cocaine, the man hid the 144 grams or four ounces of illicit drugs in his anal area; that is where Police found it when he was searched after disembarking a flight from Grand Turk on September 8, 2016. last_img read more

Tips for Optimizing Email Marketing

first_img1) Do an a/b split on your email blast and send half in the morning, half in the afternoon and see if one responds better than the other. Do this several times to see if you can determine a pattern.2) Test html and text versions of the same email. Text may but ugly, but ugliness did not stop Frankenstein’s monster from getting a bride!3) If the first email does not succeed, send it again. Very often response is better on the resend (and resend of the resend) than on the original deployment.4) Make sure your html does not have too many images because this can cause spam filters to go into hyper drive.5) I know spam filters supposedly hate the word “free,” but test it, you may be surprised. “Free” does work in some cases.It is a good idea to send out a re-qualification effort on controlled books over a three-week period. The first is deployed on Tuesday, the follow up nine days later on Thursday and a final follow up six days later on the Wednesday. Very often, the response on Wednesday is higher than the previous Thursday’s response. Why? I don’t have a clue, but that is what makes being the rule-maker fun! Despite best intentions, it seems as though response to email efforts is still difficult to predict. Quite why this is, I am not sure, but the “usual” rules of marketing just don’t apply to an email effort, be it for new subscriptions, renewals, re-qualifications or other products.Even the rules that have been established do not apply all the time. I am constantly told not to send an email out on Friday, yet many of the email blasts I send on a Friday get good results. The problem is, what works this Friday may not work next Friday, but there is no obvious reason why. I am told the best time to send an email is at 6:00 am, so the email is in the recipient’s inbox when they start to look through their email. I tried this. It failed the first time, worked the second time, and the third time most of the messages seemed to get delayed since many of the responses came back the following afternoon.Until the rules are standardized and predictable, you need to be the rule maker. Try a few simple tests to see what works and, just as importantly, doesn’t work for you.last_img read more

EWS quota Only 10 private medical colleges from Telangana State

first_imgHyderabad: Only ten private medical colleges in the State have responded to Medical Council of India’s (MCI) letter to send proposals for additional seats so as to implement the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota in MBBS admissions in private institutions from the present academic year ( 2019-20). Barring six minority and three new private colleges, 15 private medical colleges had the opportunity to get additional seats. However, five private institutions have decided to opt out, at least for this year. Also Read – Kids show eco-friendly ways in Mahabubabad Advertise With Us It may be mentioned here that the MCI has dashed off a letter asking all States to send proposals from private medical colleges about additional seats to implement EWS quota by June 29. The reasons being pointed out are some private colleges were not prepared with the last-minute decision of the MCI as it left little time for them to make necessary arrangements. Also Read – Hanamkonda: TDP will hit back strongly Advertise With Us Increased seats mean colleges have to rope in extra faculty and ensure additional facilities to accommodate the extra students. And these will become key factors when MCI comes for inspections. “Although it is being said that three-years would be given after which the MCI would come for inspections, this looks a risky proposition. Some of the private medical colleges have their five-year mandatory inspection scheduled next year. Advertise With Us They are apprehensive that faculty shortfall or something might go against them as officials generally look for faculty requirement on the total number of seats rather than leaving out the newly added seats,” said a joint owner of a private medical college, who did not wish to be named. Also, the additional seats to be granted are only the convener quota seats, whose tuition fee is in the range of Rs 60,000 per year. Compare this with fees collected for management quota seats (between Rs 11 lakh and Rs 24 lakh per year). “For taking such a risk, colleges do not get any financial relief as far as the fee is concerned as all increased seats are convener seats only. Hence, some colleges opted out,” the college owner added. Each private college in the State has a total strength of MBBS seats in the range of 100-200, with most colleges having 150 seats. However, EWS quota is applicable only on convener quota seats, which is 50 per cent in private colleges. The MCI has allocated 25 per cent on a total number of convener seats as additional seats to each government college and private colleges are likely to be extended the same facility. In college having 150 total seats, 75 seats are convener seats. So, 25 percent of this comes to nearly 18 seats. Since 10 private colleges have applied for additional seats, the additional seats in private colleges (to be allotted by MCI ) are likely to be in the range of 150 to 180 seats.last_img read more

Ukraine team wins Imagine Cup with gloves that convert sign language to

first_img( — For about a decade, Microsoft has been running a competition called the Imagine Cup that rewards people for developing innovative ideas using Microsoft products. This year the competition was held in Sydney Australia, and the winner in the software category was quadSquad from Ukraine for a system they call EnableTalk; a truly unique and useful system that allows hearing impaired people who rely on sign language to communicate to those who can hear by employing a pair of sensor enabled gloves that are able to capture sign language gestures, translate them to text and then have the words spoken using a text-to-speech translator on a cell phone. For their efforts the team won $25,000 in prize money and likely the gratitude of millions once the gloves make it to market. The gloves work through the use of five hardware components: flex sensors in the gloves record finger movements and a main controller coordinates information from an accelerometer/compass, an accelerometer/gyroscope, a microcontroller and a Bluetooth module. Windows mobile software was used to convert the gesture commands to sound signals for broadcast by the Bluetooth module. The sound waves are converted to voice using Microsoft Speech and Bing APIs running on a Smartphone, which ultimately serves as the voice for the person using the system. The team, made up of members identified as AntonStepanov, MaxOsika, Scizor60 and mentor dmitrtys, told the audience watching the demonstration of EnableTalk that the whole thing costs only about $50 per system (not including cell phone) and that they believe it could be brought down to $20 when mass produced. Conventional systems meant to pull off the same feat, but offer less sensitivity, typically run into the thousands of dollars. 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. © 2012 Deaf sign language users pick up faster on body languagecenter_img Explore further Citation: Ukraine team wins Imagine Cup with gloves that convert sign language to speech (2012, July 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The team said the idea for their system came from the frustration they experienced when trying to communicate with hearing impaired athletes at their school. They also noted that the system can be easily tweaked by the user to incorporate custom signs and thus can be used for virtually any sign language dialect. The point they say is to help those with hearing impairments better manage in the world of the hearing. The problem with sign language they point out, is that most people who can hear never learn it, thus those with hearing impairments are only able to communicate with a small part of the general population which generally includes those who cannot hear and those in their immediate circle. This new system they say, will allow those with hearing impairments to communicate with anyone.last_img read more

Sean Connery Once Beat Up 6 Gang Members who Wanted to Steal

first_imgSir Thomas Sean Connery is probably the most famous Scottish actor, best known for his role as the secret agent James Bond. Ever since his first appearance on stage, the audience around the world immediately fell in love with Connery’s charismatic personality and Apollonian physique, and through the years, everyone enjoyed his transformation into a wise grey-haired intellectual.Connery during filming for Diamonds Are Forever in 1971. Photo by Mieremet, Rob / Anefo – Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0 nlWhat many people don’t know about Connery is that he was also a feared street brawler in Edinburgh.Once he beat a gang of four while hanging out with actor Michael Caine, and another time, he defeated six people in a street fight.Michael Caine. Photo by Government Press Office (Israel) CC BY SA 3.0Even though his acting career spanned for over fifty years, in his youth, Connery never intended to become an actor.Bodybuilding was his passion. He began bodybuilding at the age of 18, and after two years started training with Ellington, a former gym instructor in the British army.Connery in 2004 at a Tartan Day celebration in Washington D.C. with members of the USAF Reserve Pipes and Drums.Connery’s first job was as a milkman and later he took on various different low-paying jobs such as laborer, lifeguard, and truck driver. He supported himself with those jobs, while regularly training in the gym.His nickname as a weightlifter was “Big Tam,” and in 1950, he competed for Scotland in the Mr. Universe contest and won third place.Sean Connery in 1999. Photo bt Georges Biard CC BY SA 3.0In 1951 he worked at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh as a backstage maintenance worker. It was his first contact with the world of acting, and soon he got offered to audition for a role in the Broadway musical South Pacific.Sean Connery feigns shoving a vanilla ice cream cone in retired Lt. Col. Charles Russhon’s face during the production of Thunderball.He was immediately noticed by several agents, and he loved the exposure to the big stage. With his charm and looks, it wasn’t hard for Connery to win other roles and to prosper fast in the acting world.Sean Connery, British actor, circa 1960. Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty ImagesAt the time when his acting career started and was still better known as Big Tam, Connery experienced a very serious and dangerous encounter with some members of the Valdor Gang.The Valdor Gang was one of the most barbarous street gangs that roamed the streets of Edinburgh in the 1950s.One evening, while Connery was playing in a billiard hall, members of the gang fancied his shiny leather jacket. They started threatening him and even attempted to steal the jacket.Sean Connery at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Photo by Stuart Crawford CC BY-SA 3.0Trying to avoid a fight, Connery managed to escape the scene but was followed by six Valdor Gang members as he walked to the Palais, a popular dance and theater hall at the time, now demolished.Sean Connery starred as 007 in the first five Bond films: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967). Then appeared again as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983). Photo Credit Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANeFo), 1945-1989Noticing that he was being followed, Connery was forced to climb onto the balcony of the Palais and there, the six men started hitting him. Apparently, they were angry because Connery challenged their reputation by refusing to give them his jacket.Scottish actor Sean Connery on the set of Goldfinger, directed by Guy Hamilton. Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty ImagesAnd they would have caused the actor serious physical injuries if it wasn’t for his strength, fighting abilities, and experience with street fights and bar brawls. To their great surprise and horror, Connery managed to deal with each one of the Valdor Gang members that attacked him.At one point during the fight, just like in a movie scene, he grabbed the heads of two of the men and smacked them against each other, after which both of them were knocked out.Read another story from us: Lana Turner’s jealous boyfriend pulled a gun on Sean Connery. It really didn’t end wellWord about Connery’s superior fighting techniques reached some high-ranking members of the Valdor gang. They started praising him and even offered him to join their ranks, which Connery politely refused. However, he earned the respect of the ruthless and dangerous gang.last_img read more

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Videos | Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: Virtual Endoscopic Peritoneal Inflation on Imaging for Procedure Preplanning This is an example of a new endoscopic virtual peritoneal inflation tool on the patient’s computed tomography (CT) im read more November 18, 2008 – Solos Endoscopy today introduced its “MammoView” instrument line dedicated to breast endoscopy. Designed for easy use in operating rooms, surgery centers, medical offices and outpatient clinics, the FDA-approved MammoView system is designed to produce clear and precise video images allowing for direct observation of extremely confined sites such as the lining of the mammary ducts.Nearly all breast cancers originate in the epithelial lining of the mammary ducts. Most breast cancers develop very slowly and remain confined to the mammary ducts for a long period of time.The system includes a retractable dilator in a sheaf that gently opens the ductal orifice at the nipple. When the sheath has been inserted into the mammary duct, the dilator is withdrawn leaving the sheath in position. Irrigation or visualization optics can then be introduced into the mammary duct via the introduced cannula allowing physicians to perform a variety of intraductal procedures with minimal or no discomfort for patients. Images can be captured in a variety of formats using its DIS2000 technology for consultation and comparison.Early state precancerous cells known as atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) if detected and treated while within the mammary duct system would result in substantially better treatment outcomes, very high survivability, avoidance of chemotherapy and radiation, and much better breast conservation. 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