Lights out Piccadilly Circus kills its worldfamous advertising screens for the first

first_img By AFP Share117 Tweet Email General view of the advertising screens in Piccadilly Circus, London, which have been switched off for the first time in over half a century Source: Empics EntertainmentTHE ICONIC LIGHTS that illuminate London’s Piccadilly Circus have been turned off for renovations, the first time since World War II they have gone dark, except for power cuts and funerals.The world famous advertising lights in the centre of the UK capital have displayed illuminated advertisements for more than a century, but will not be switched on again until autumn 2017, when a new permanent single screen will be unveiled in place of the current six screens.A temporary advertising banner will replace the screens.The new screen will flash advertisements to the 100 million people who are estimated to pass by each year as well as news, sport and weather updates. The lights, in full illumination, in November 2014 Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesThe last time the lights went out for a lengthy spell was in 1939, when cities turned off their lights during the war. They were not switched back on until 1949.They have since been turned off during the funerals of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana and for environmental campaigns, while also suffering the occasional power cut.Perrier was the first brand to appear in lights on Piccadilly Circus in 1908, while Coca-Cola has been a fixture on the corner of Regent Street and Piccadilly since 1954.© – AFP, 2017Read: Search for missing flight MH370 called off after 2 yearsRead: ‘Brexit means Brexit’: We’ve now got an idea of what that actually means 39,769 Views Tuesday 17 Jan 2017, 7:11 AM Jan 17th 2017, 7:11 AM 27 Comments Lights out – Piccadilly Circus kills its world-famous advertising screens for the first time since WWII The last time the lights were dimmed, barring power cuts, was 1949. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Wheres Cork How a Liverpool legend ended up in the League of

first_img By Paul Fennessy Follow us: 29,847 Views Image: EMPICS Sport ‘Where’s Cork?’ How a Liverpool legend ended up in the League of Ireland Terry McDermott, a three-time European Cup winner, had a short stint with the Rebel Army in 1985. Short URL He offered me a contract,” McDermott tells The42. “It was all different then — now, once your contract’s up you can do what you want. In those days, you couldn’t. They’d keep your registration.“I didn’t want to leave. The last thing I wanted to do was leave Newcastle. We got promotion. Kevin (Keegan) had retired.Arthur Cox, the manager, left. He didn’t agree with the changes (at the club). Jack was there. I drove from Ascot Racecourse to Newcastle. I said: ‘Jack, you wanted to see me.’ I went all the way up there. I was getting married three days later.“Jack said: ‘There’s your (new) contract.’ I said: ‘That’s the same contract I was on last year.’ He said: ‘Yeah, it’s good money, isn’t it?’ I said: ‘Hang on, I took a big drop in my wages to move from Liverpool to Newcastle — a big drop.’ I got promotion and I’m (supposed to be) getting rewarded, which is normal.I said: ‘We’ve won the league and you’re saying it’s the same money.’ We’re going into (what is now the Premier League). He said: ‘Yeah, it’s a good salary.’ I said: ‘You might think so, but I don’t.’ I said: ‘Well, I’m off.’ As I went walking off, he shouts: ‘You’ll be back.’ So I just turn around and said: ‘You fucking watch.’ And I never went back.”The falling out meant McDermott was left in limbo. The fact that the club still had his registration meant he couldn’t sign for anyone else, though the Magpies needed to keep paying his wages or he would be allowed leave on a free transfer. Ostracised from St James’ Park, the out-of-favour star kept fit by running around his local golf course, and after two months, Newcastle finally relented and stopped paying his wages, thereby enabling him to depart.Without a club for several months thereafter, a 33-year-old McDermott eventually joined Cork City in January 1985, with the Leesiders only recently having been elected to the League of Ireland.There was a little bit of the season gone, and most of the teams had got the players that they wanted on the budgets that they had,” he recalls.“Then I got a phone call from (then-Cork manager) Tony Allen. He said ‘Cork’ and I said: ‘Where’s Cork?’ He said it’s in Ireland, it’s a lovely place, you’ll love it. Would you come down now? We’ll get you fit.” IN 1980, TERRY McDermott was at the peak of his powers. He was named both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year.It was an impressive achievement, particularly given that he was part of a legendary Liverpool side, which included club icons such as Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness and Alan Hansen.By that point, McDermott had already helped his side secure two European Cups, and he would go on to claim a third winners’ medal in the competition the following season.In total, the Kirkby native would win five league titles with the Reds, although he is reluctant to count the 1975-76 campaign, as he was still settling into the side then and made just nine appearances that season.So rather improbably, less than five years after being named player of the year by both his peers and the football writers, McDermott found himself playing in the League of Ireland.The midfielder, who made over 200 appearances for Liverpool and won 25 England caps, left the Reds in 1982.McDermott says he ideally would have loved to have spent his entire career at Liverpool, but by the end of his time there, first-team football was far from assured, while his reputation for drinking and acting “daft” did not help matters.The star’s disillusionment with the situation at Anfield coupled with the allure of linking up with former Reds teammate Kevin Keegan at Newcastle prompted him to join the Magpies in September 1982, despite the club struggling in the Second Division at the time.Nevertheless, with notable young players including Chris Waddle and Peter Beardsley, the side won promotion to the top flight in McDermott’s second season there, going up after finishing third in the 1983-84 campaign.Everything appeared to be going well, until Jack Charlton — who was two years away from taking charge of Ireland — replaced Arthur Cox as manager. McDermott and his new boss fell out instantaneously. McDermott won 25 caps for England and featured in the squad for the 1982 World Cup. Source: EMPICS SportThe commitment was not a particularly big one for McDermott. He was allowed to live in England and would fly across the water on the Friday ahead of the game.“They said: ‘We’ll fly you over the day before the game, we’ll fly you back the day of the game or the day after. We’ll give you a little brown envelope (with cash).I said: ‘Yeah, I need to get fit, though I’m quite fit anyway.’ They said: ‘Come down, we’ll see how things go. I was there for a few games. And I loved it, it was great.“(When I first arrived) the chairman and the manager said: ‘Come on, we’ll go and meet some people.’ I got there on Saturday afternoon. They took me to Kinsale. It was lovely.He said: ‘Are you having a drink?’ And we went on a pub crawl really to meet some business people. I said: ‘I’ll have a coke,’ and then I had a shandy.Then I said: ‘I’ll have half a lager, go on.’ He said: ‘Are you having another one?’ I said: ‘No, we’ve got a game tomorrow don’t forget.’ He said: ‘You have your bed, Jesus, you’ll be fine.’Five hours later I’ve had about 12 pints. I said ‘I’ve got to go now, fucking hell, it’s seven o’clock at night.’ I’ve a game tomorrow and have had a load of pints down me. He said: ‘Don’t be worried.’”Despite the less than ideal preparation for games, McDermott was “used to it,” with English football at the time notorious for its booze culture. He managed one goal in his seven appearances for the club, with Cork ending that season ninth in the league out of 16 teams.“I really enjoyed it. It took me to some lovely places,” he adds.“I think there was a bit of fanfare (when I arrived), yeah. There was already another Englishman (Trevor Parr) there, so I mucked in with him.But I’m just a normal person, it doesn’t matter who I played for. I was just the same as the lads with a (Cork) shirt on.”McDermott admits, however, that the standard in Ireland was not what he was used to in England.There was a big difference,” he recalls. “I’d be making the runs I used to make at Liverpool and unfortunately, the players couldn’t find you because they’re not looking for you.“When I did that for Liverpool, I could get Ray Kennedy, Jimmy Case, Graeme Souness, knocking balls into space where I could do my stuff and score a goal or two. But players (at that level) aren’t looking for those sort of balls.”McDermott soon left his short-term deal at Cork after receiving a phone call from former Newcastle teammate and ex-Northern Ireland player Tommy Cassidy, the then-manager of APOEL. After his brief stint in Ireland, McDermott spent two years with the Cypriot club, winning the league and Super Cup during his time there before retiring.The former Liverpool star would also later go on to become assistant manager at a number of clubs, including the Newcastle side that came desperately close to winning the Premier League in the 1995-96 season, losing a famous 4-3 game to Liverpool at Anfield in the process.Moreover, the former midfielder is far from the only star to make an appearance in Irish football, with legends including George Best, Bobby Charlton and Dixie Dean also having brief stints there towards the latter end of their respective careers.Look out on the site this weekend for our in-depth interview with Terry McDermott, in which he discusses the highs and lows of his time at Liverpool.Terry Mac: Living For The Moment – My Autobiography is published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media. More info here.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Terry McDermott won five league titles and three European Cups with Liverpool.center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 25th 2017, 9:32 PM 11 Comments Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 9:32 PM Bale ruled out of Champions League semi-finals as El Clasico start backfires>Ireland to face Northern Ireland as Women’s World Cup qualifying draw is made> Terry McDermott won five league titles and three European Cups with Liverpool. Image: EMPICS Sport Share37 Tweet Email4 last_img read more

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Creepy Buglike Bots Unveiled at Japanese Robotics Conference

first_img Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img At the Move conference, hosted at the University of Tokyo, a swarm of crawling mechanical research projects got their public debut. These bots, a product of the Yamanaka research lab, were built to demonstrate and test different types of locomotion and show a responsive robotic design. Part art exhibit, part robo-prototype, artists are able to adjust various parameters as the bots move. While mesmerizing, these things are absolutely freaky. One, in the video below, looks like a dismembered spine’s grown dozens of legs and started crawling across the table. Its companion resembles a tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell. The two crawly bois gently collide as someone squees in the background. And, yeah, it is super cute. But only if you don’t stop to think of the gruesome ends the bots will have for have us.Some time down the line, I suspect that the bots will be chopping us to bits and using our parts — spines, organs, whatever — as their scurrying, swarming little minions. And the worst of it is that we’re doing the research for them. Now all the future bots need do is copy our designs. But, putting the paranoid brain aside for just a moment, other demos were even more bizarre, albeit substantially less morbid. One, is a bipedal quadcopter drone. Don’t ask why, it’s just a thing now. But, if you’re interested in how, there’s a full explainer that shows the team behind the weird walking drone essentially used machine learning algorithms to generate a walking gait that matched the movement and pitch, roll, and yaw of the drone. It’s cool, but definitely on the artsy side in its presentation. And y’know what? That’s okay. We can express ourselves as humans through semi-autonomous sculpture. Just know that these quadcopters will be used to drag our broken bodies around the busted-up and bombed out cities of some not-distant-enough-future. I warned you. last_img read more

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Solari leaves out Bale Modric ahead of Real Madrid debut

first_imgReal Madrid interim coach Santiago Solari has omitted Gareth Bale and Luka Modric ahead of his first game in charge of the senior teamFollowing Julen Lopetegui’s sacking on Monday, Real Madrid Castilla boss Solari was promoted as interim coach while the club begins their search for a permanent replacement.Due to La Liga regulations, Real have just two weeks to name Lopetegui’s successor with Antonio Conte the reported frontrunner to take over.But, for now at least, Solari’s attention will remain on the pitch with Real set to face UD Melilla in the Copa del Rey tonight.And the Argentine has made a big call by resting both Bale and Modric from the squad list on Twitter.Although Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Casemiro have been included along with teenage superstar Vinicius Junior.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Under Lopetegui, Vinicius experienced just 12 minutes of action for the first-team and has spent the majority of his debut campaign playing under Solari with Castilla.The European champions will next play Real Valladolid in La Liga on Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu.✅ ¡Nuestros convocados para el partido contra el Melilla! #RMCopa— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) October 31, 2018last_img read more

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KPBSD Passes Budget For FY2020

first_imgKPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “We look forward to community participation in the process, especially as the State and Borough deal with economic issues that directly impact school funding.” Residents have asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly to “step up” and help lessen the impact to local schools by funding to the max at the borough level. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce: “The truth of the matter is for the educators out there, it’s simple math. You’re going to take a $20 million dollar hit from the state, we’re (the borough) going to take about a $20 million dollar hit from the state, that’s $40 million dollars. There is no way that we can fund you to the cap, and even if we did it’s not going to make a real big difference, you’re going to take a $20 million dollar hit. The Kenai Peninsula School District will look different next year.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has passed a ‘status quo’ budget for the FY20. The budget was passed at the School Board’s Monday night meeting. Governor Mike Dunleavy released an amended FY20 budget in February for the state. The budget proposes a significant reduction to education funding throughout the state. The school district faces a $22.4 million dollar reduction in state funding under the current budget proposal.center_img The total budget of $145,387,469, which includes general fund revenue, full funding from the borough, and $52 million in local and state funding. State funding reductions directly link to how much the borough can fund education for the school district, which results in an even further reduction to education funding to KPBSD, according to Dusek. The mayor and his administration are scheduled to present a final budget to the borough assembly by early May. According to Pierce, regardless of how and when the state finalizes its budget, “the borough administration has taken proactive steps to prepare for fiscal uncertainty”.last_img read more

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Post Freddie Gray Death Baltimore Panel OKs 200K to Boost Police Van

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials have approved spending $200,000 for equipment police say will improve the safety of the department’s vans.The Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to authorize the funds for new compartments in 13 existing vans and 10 more the police department is purchasing.The issue of safety in police transport vans gained wide attention after the death of Freddie Gray a week after his neck was broken during a van ride.The new design aims to create more space and includes seats accessible from the side of the van. It also adds bumpers on seats to keep prisoners from sliding and straps prisoners can hang onto to while handcuffed.last_img

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Call of Duty Ghosts vs Battlefield 4 Which battlefield will call you

first_imgThe Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises are so well established at this point that you pretty much know what you’re going to get. Fragging, “tactical” shooting, a ton of racist 12-year-olds on voice chat, fun stunts with vehicles and knives appearing on YouTube, people complaining about vehicles and knives on forums, and perhaps the best video game glitch in the history of code… you know you love every minute of it.Even though you know what you’re getting with either franchise, you’re going to be sinking a bunch of time into whichever one you choose, so in order to help you make this pivotal decision in your life, we’ve compiled some things you perhaps didn’t know about the two series and their newest installments.Battlefield: Boat CombatGameplayOn the next-gen consoles, Battlefield 4 will run at 720p on the Xbox One, and 900p on the PlayStation 4. Both will be upscaled to 1080p. As a result, the Xbox One version will have noticeable aliasing, but will look a little more crisp. The PS4 version will have a slightly higher frame rate, and will be able to recover from dips in the frame rate a little more quickly.On the next-gen consoles, Call of Duty: Ghosts will run at 720p on the Xbox One, and 1080p on the PlayStation. Both versions will run at 60fps.BF4 will feature multiplayer matches up to 64 players in size, whereas Call of Duty: Ghosts has a max size of 18 (on next-gen consoles and PC). However, the multiplayer modes are different, so the player-size isn’t entirely accurate for the quality of the matches.Call of Duty: Ghosts requires 50GB of hard drive space to install on the PC, while Battlefield 4 requires 30GB.Call of Duty: SpaceghostFactoidsAltogether, there have been 24 Battlefield iterations and expansions, and 21 Call of Duty iterations and expansions. Surprising that CoD has churned out less titles.During E3 this year, Battlefield 4 heavily focused on boat combat, while Call of Duty: Ghosts focused heavily on a new dog character.Battlefield 2 has an expansion called Modern Combat, which is similar enough to Call of Duty’s breakout sequel, Modern Warfare. We suppose warfare is on a larger scale than combat.Fox is developing an hour-long Battlefield: Bad Company action comedy TV show, whereas Call of Duty had a collectable card game in development that never went to production.Before Battlefield 4, the series has sold around 60 million units, while Call of Duty — pre-Ghosts — has sold twice that.Both games are published by the two companies that are seen as the most evil in the gaming industry, Electronic Arts and Activision, so good job not supporting them, you guys.In all, you likely know by now that Battlefield is the more tactical game of the pair, while Call of Duty is the more first-person-shootery. Battlefield multiplayer always has the most amusing stunts, but Call of Duty: Ghosts has that dog, and something will surely happen to it that’ll break your heart into so many pieces that you’ll end up venting your emotions by insulting some preteen’s mom over voice chat the second you load up multiplayer.Battlefield 4 is currently out on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. It will release for PS4 on November 12, and on Xbox One on November 19 — both a few days before each console’s release. Call of Duty: Ghosts released on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 5, while the PS4 version will release on November 15, and the Xbox One version will release on November 22.last_img read more

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Colins NFC East Preseason Predictions

first_img Watch Colin explain it all.The Philadelphia Eagles will repeat as NFC East champions— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 13, 2018 Today, Colin continued his NFL preseason conference predictions by picking the NFC East.Colin thinks the division as a whole will be more competitive from top to bottom with Ezekiel Elliott eligible for the Cowboys for the entire season, and a significantly improved Giants under new head coach Pat Shurmur.Colin still thinks Philly wins it again at 11-5, but pull back due to Super Bowl hangover and a more competitive overall division. The Cowboys finish second at 9-7, but still struggle due to lack of dynamic playmakers on the outside and questions in the secondary.The Giants improve to .500 (8-8) after a miserable 3-13 season thanks to key offseason signings on both sides of the ball, a healthy Odell Beckham, and the addition of Saquon Barkley. More importantly they re-establish some organizational stability after the chaos under Ben McAdoo. The Redskins finish last at 6-10 after swapping out Kirk Cousins for Alex Smith, and still can’t figure out how to get the offense humming like it was under Sean McVay. Advertisementlast_img read more

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A Huge Achievement in Math Shows the Limits of Symmetries

first_imgSuccess for Robert Zimmer is defined differently these days. As the president of the University of Chicago since 2006, he’s made headlines for landing nine-figure financial gifts and writing op-eds in defense of campus free speech. But before Zimmer was a university president he was a mathematician. And long after he left serious research behind, the research plan he set in motion is finally paying off.A year ago a trio of mathematicians solved what’s called Zimmer’s conjecture, which has to do with the circumstances under which geometric spaces exhibit certain kinds of symmetries. Their proof stands as one of the biggest mathematical achievements in recent years. It settles a question that emerged for Zimmer during a period of intense intellectual activity in the late 1970s and early 1980s.“I’d say for five years I never went to sleep without thinking about this, every night, so it was pretty obsessing and it’s just great to see people [solve] it,” said Zimmer.As a general rule, the more dimensions a geometric space has, the more symmetries it can have. You can see this with the circle, which exists on a two-dimensional plane, and a ball, which extends into three dimensions: There are more ways to rotate a ball than to rotate a circle. The ball’s extra dimensions create additional symmetries.Zimmer’s conjecture concerns special kinds of symmetries known as higher-rank lattices. It asks if the dimension of a geometric space limits whether or not those types of symmetries apply. The authors of the new work — Aaron Brown and Sebastian Hurtado-Salazar of the University of Chicago and David Fisher of Indiana University — showed that below a certain dimension, these special symmetries can’t be found. They proved Zimmer’s conjecture true.Their work settles one important longstanding question and opens the way to investigating many others. It also reveals something deeply intrinsic to geometric spaces. Symmetry is one of the most basic qualities to understand about such spaces. This new work says in precise fashion: These symmetries can exist in one type of space, but not in another. The achievement comes after progress on the conjecture had been stalled for decades. Lucy Reading-Ikkanda/Quanta MagazineZimmer had a good reason for using this looser version of symmetry in his conjecture. The special higher-rank lattices involved in his conjecture were first studied in the 1960s by Grigory Margulis, who won the Fields Medal for his work. Margulis gave a complete description of which kinds of spaces can be transformed by these higher-rank lattices when you permit only rigid transformations.Zimmer’s conjecture was a natural continuation of Margulis’ work. It starts with the list of spaces on which higher-rank lattices can act — the list that Margulis found — and asks whether this list expands when you allow the lattices to act in less rigid ways.In their new work, the three mathematicians prove that relaxing the definition of symmetry doesn’t actually change when higher-rank lattice symmetries apply. Even when you allow the lattices to transform a space in very irregular ways — by shearing, bending, stretching — the lattices are still tightly restricted in where they can act.“Because you’ve added so much flexibility into the problem, the immediate naive intuition is of course these lattices can act. So it’s surprising that the answer is no, in some cases, they can’t,” Fisher said. “It looked like the kind of conjecture that could keep people busy for quite a while,” said Amie Wilkinson, a mathematician at the University of Chicago who earlier this year organized a conference about the new proof. “And in relatively simple fashion, they demolished the question.”Satisfying SymmetriesSymmetry is among the first geometric concepts kids encounter in mathematics. Through hands-on manipulation, they see that it’s possible to rotate, flip and slide shapes around and end up with the shape they started with. This preservation of an object under change has a satisfying resonance — it’s a hint of a deep sense of order in the universe.Mathematicians have their own formal language for studying symmetry. The language provides them with a concise way to think about all the different symmetries that apply to a given geometric space. Lucy Reading-Ikkanda/Quanta MagazineLattices can exist in spaces of any number of dimensions. In three-dimensional space the lattice might be made of cubes instead of squares. In four dimensions and higher you can no longer picture the lattice, but it works the same way; mathematicians can precisely describe it. The groups of interest in Zimmer’s conjecture are those involving special “higher-rank” lattices, which are lattices in certain higher-dimensional spaces. “This weird grid would be very beautiful to see if you could see it, even though I can’t,” said Hurtado-Salazar. “My guess is it would be very nice to see.”Throughout the 20th century, mathematicians discovered these groups in many different settings — not just geometry, but in number theory, logic and computer science as well. When new groups are discovered it’s natural to ask — what kinds of spaces exhibit these particular collections of symmetries?Sometimes it’s obvious when groups can’t be applied to a space. It takes just a moment to realize that the symmetry group of the circle can’t be applied to the square. Rotate the square by 10 degrees, for example, and you don’t get back the square you started with. But the combination of a group with infinite symmetries and a space with many dimensions makes it hard to determine whether or not the group applies.“As you get more complicated groups in much higher dimension,” said Zimmer, “these questions become much more complex.”Loose ConnectionsWhen we think of symmetry, we picture a whole shape being rotated, like a square turned clockwise 90 degrees. At a granular level, though, symmetry is really about moving points. To transform a space by symmetry means to take each point in the space and move it to some other point in the space. In that light, rotating a square clockwise by 90 degrees really means: Take each point on the square and rotate it clockwise 90 degrees so that it ends up on a different edge from where it started. This business of moving around points can be done in more or less rigid fashion. The most familiar symmetry transformations — reflect a square over its diagonal, or rotate the square 90 degrees — are very rigid. They’re rigid in the sense that they don’t really scramble the points. Points that were vertices before the reflection are still vertices after the reflection (just different vertices) and points that formed straight edges before the reflection still form straight edges after the reflection (just different straight edges).There are looser, more flexible types of symmetry transformations, though, and these are the ones of interest in Zimmer’s conjecture. In these transformations, points are more thoroughly reorganized; they don’t necessarily maintain their prior relationship with one another after a transformation has been applied. For example, you could move each point on the square three units around the perimeter of the square — that satisfies the basic requirements of a symmetry transformation, that it simply move every point in the space to some new position in the space. Aaron Brown, coauthor of the new proof, described what these looser kinds of transformations could look like in the context of a ball.“You could take the north and south poles and twist them in opposite directions. Distances and points would get pulled apart,” Brown said.When you’re talking about a grid, instead of just shifting the grid in the plane, you’re allowed to twist the grid, or stretch it in some places and contract it in others, so that the transformed grid no longer overlays perfectly on the starting grid. These types of transformations are less rigid. They’re called diffeomorphisms.center_img The square, for example, has eight symmetries — eight ways that it can be flipped or rotated to get back a square. By contrast, the circle can be rotated by any number of degrees; it has infinite symmetries. Mathematicians take all of the symmetries for a given geometric object, or space, and package them into a “group.”Groups are objects of interest in their own right. They often emerge through the study of a particular geometric space, but they also appear in entirely nongeometric contexts. Sets of numbers can form groups, for example. (Consider: There’s a certain symmetry to being able to add +5 or –5 to a number.)“A group can in principle arise as a symmetry of all sorts of things,” said Zimmer.There are more exotic forms of symmetry than the ones we learn in elementary school. Consider, for example, the symmetries of lattices. The simplest lattice is just a two-dimensional grid. In the plane, you can shift the lattice up, down, left or right any number of squares and end up with a lattice that looks exactly like the one you started with. You could also reflect the lattice over any individual square in the grid. Spaces equipped with lattices have an infinite number of different lattice symmetries. “It tells you there is something very fundamental about how [spaces] are put together that reflect whether they can have these actions,” said Wilkinson.Zimmer’s conjecture is just a first step in a bigger program. By answering the conjecture, the coauthors of the new work have placed a rough-cut restriction on the spaces in which higher-rank lattices can act. The next and even more ambitious phase of work is to focus on just those spaces in which the lattices do appear — and then to classify all the different ways in which those lattices transform those spaces.“The program ultimately should be able to classify all these ways. There are a lot of interesting questions well beyond what you see in establishing that there are certain places the lattices just can’t act,” said Zimmer.Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences. More Great WIRED StoriesBionic limbs “learn” to open a beerThe next great (digital) extinctionMeet the YouTube King of useless machinesMalware has a new way to hide on your MacCrawling dead: how ants turn into zombiesLooking for more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest storieslast_img read more

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India’s maiden mission to Mars,C. and an expert on all creatures prehistoric to see whether the film got anything right Sues has assisted in the discovery of several new species of dinosaurs and even has one named after him—the dome-skulled pachycephalosaur Hanssuesia sternbergi He’s now supervising the building of a 15-meter megalodon model for a new space in the museum which is undergoing renovations This interview has been edited for clarity and length Q: Did you enjoy The Meg A: Absolutely Very entertaining I’m a sci-fi nut and a big fan of anything with Jason Statham in it I would give it a nine out of 10 Q: What kind of rating would you give it for scientific accuracy A: Probably a one out of 10 Maybe two out of 10 if I’m feeling generous Q: Let’s start with the central premise Is there any way megalodons could have avoided extinction and lived hidden at the bottom of the ocean A: No way That was be absolutely impossible and goes against everything we know about megalodons based on the fossil record For starters megalodons were found around the world but only in warm coastal waters They just aren’t adapted for deep ocean living The water is too cold food would be too scarce and megalodons would need to modify their whole body shape to avoid being squashed by the enormous water pressure down there Even if they were still around it’s inconceivable that humans wouldn’t know about it We’ve mapped the sea floor and have such advanced sensing technology We would know if they were there Q: What about the movie’s conceit that there’s a whole warm ecosystem trapped under a cloud of hydrogen—the thermocline as they call it A: I don’t think there’s any evidence that such a thing would exist And plus it would be lethal to anything that would go through it Because a cloud of hydrogen sulfide particularly in dissolved form would be a terrible thing to go through I think even a big shark like that couldn’t do that without harm to its physiology Q: What did The Meg get right A: They got the jaws and teeth right A megalodon mouth is so big that you could swim into it without touching any of the teeth It literally could swallow a small car without having to chomp down on it And the teeth would be about 7 inches or 17 centimeters tall and it would have several rows in its mouth at once so as it lost or broke teeth it could easily replace them Q: What about the rest of the shark’s body A: What they used in the movie was a scaled-up great white shark That’s why its body had so much girth The megalodons were a little bit sleeker The latest research suggests that they’re most closely related to the living mako sharks which are more streamlined sleeker animals And they exaggerated the megalodon’s size It was a big animal about 18 meters long but the one they had looked to be 23 meters or more and we have no evidence they ever got that large Hans Sues curator of vertebrate paleobiology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (and admitted Jason Statham aficionado) Elizabeth Sues Q: What about the behavior They had it ramming into ships and underwater subs is that accurate A: That’s a plausible behavior They might have bumped into prey to stun them or take a little test nibble There’s a specimen of a small baleen whale that was probably hit by a meg with unbelievable damage to the skull There’s also a fossilized whale vertebra from the Chesapeake Bay with this weird compression fracture which basically could only have happened if something took the whale and almost snapped its backbone Q: In the movie "the meg" could bite a ship in half would that be possible A: Yes Paleontologists have done some sort of biomechanical modeling based on teeth we’ve found and they calculated the bite force would be about 40000 pounds per square inch which is by far the highest bite force ever calculated for any animal living or extinct Even the [Tyrannosaurus rex] bite would be puny by comparison Q: If humans and megs were around at the same time would it try to eat us like in the movie A: It probably wouldn’t go after one or two humans swimming It would see them as too small to be a good meal But a whole beach full of swimmers it might just swim through and scoop up several humans without even chewing as it does in the movie Q: One of the characters says "the meg" has no natural predators Is that accurate A: Maybe not in the earliest days But by the time that megalodon had reached its maximum distribution around 9 million years ago there were a couple of really huge other ocean predators around There was an extinct relative of today’s sperm whales called Livyatan like the biblical monster Livyatan had a skull of about 3 meters in length and teeth up to 30 centimeters They’re actually the largest teeth of any animal extinct or living We think that that animal was comparable in length and girth and it would have given a megalodon a run for its money And then later on you had other sharks and killer whales A pod of killer whales could probably take down a megalodon because they’re extremely sophisticated hunters Q: Of the sharks we have now are there any believed to be descended directly from the megalodon A: No The closest relative to them are the mako sharks And then more distantly the great white shark For a long time people thought that the great white was actually a miniaturized version of the megalodon but that’s not generally held anymore Q: When movies like this portray sharks as monsters do you think there’s any danger to real sharks A: Yes I think that’s something you need to be careful with I’m sure Jaws probably gave a lot of people second thoughts about going for a swim in the Atlantic I think this movie might have a similar effect Sharks are very lethal predators to be sure but they don’t go after individual humans As shark biologists would tell you humans are much more dangerous to sharks than vice versa Q: Do films like The Meg and Jurassic Park generate more interest in the work you do A: I’m sure that this movie will capture the attention of some impressionable youngster and either lead the youngster to marine biology or to paleontology I do a lot of work on dinosaurs and I never lose my fascination with these kinds of animals There are just so many interesting biological questions How does a creature like that make a living How does it interact with its environment You see this superpredator you think: “Jeez what could stop this thing” Q: If you were in the movie how would you have reacted A: I probably would have wanted to have kept the shark alive for a little while despite all of the unpleasantness the shark was creating We all have our ideas on how these animals lived and what they did and what their color looked like And to see something in real life would test all these hypotheses It would certainly take your breath away like Sam Neill’s character getting emotional when he first sees the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park and were really proud of that. a 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Self-acceptance is very important. The 26-year-old shuttler, It suggests that while sector 10, China and Vietnam, Jones, who chose Saudi Arabia for his first overseas visit as president in May, She may have lost the badminton singles match to world number one Carolina Marin but she won a billion hearts with her superlative effort. Next week,it has been proven that it?" Written by Sonal Gera | New Delhi | Updated: August 15.

“We have opened four centres where patients are being tested, add up to a no-war pact?Which one? The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by P D T Achary | Published: July 11 2016 12:54 am Supreme Court of India Top News The political slugfest between the Union government and the government in Delhi which has been going on ever since the Kejriwal government came to power with an unprecedented majority has entered a crucial stage The president has rejected the disqualification removal bill and now the Union home ministry has reportedly sent back 14 bills on the alleged ground that no prior sanction of the Central government was obtained before introducing them in the assembly Never before has Delhi witnessed such a no-holds-barred confrontation between the local government and the Union government At the core of this confrontation is the jurisdictional conflict involving the two governments It seems that the Constitution (69th Amendment Act) of 1991 which created the present constitutional set-up of Delhi did not settle jurisdictional issues In fact the Government of NCT of Delhi Act of 1991 which was enacted by Parliament in pursuance of the new Article 239 AA (7) has sown the seeds of conflict of jurisdictions Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Neither the Constitution nor the NCT Act provides for any prior sanction of the Central government for introducing any bill in the Delhi assembly It is the transaction of business rules (Rule 55) which make such a provision But even under these rules the prior sanction is required only in cases where one a bill when passed will have to be reserved for the consideration of the president under Article 239 AAA (3); two it deals with imposition of tax on the sale or purchase of goods outside the state; three it seeks to impose tax on electricity consumed by the government of India the railways etc; four it seeks to impose tax on water or electricity stored or distributed by an authority established by a parliamentary law; five the taxes proposed on inter-state trade or commerce are discriminatory; and six it contains proposals which involve additional financial assistance from the Centre substantial expenditure from the consolidated fund of the capital Transaction of business rules are made by the president under Section 44 of the NCT Act These are made to allocate business to the ministers in respect of matters on which the LG is required to act on the advice of the council of ministers; to deal with the difference of opinion between the LG and the ministers The requirement of prior sanction of the Central government for introducing a bill in the assembly is not a part of Section 44 of the Act It is clearly an extraneous matter A rule cannot make any provision for a matter which is not a part of the parent act There is an urgent need to revisit this rule If the Union government wanted the Delhi government to take prior sanction before introducing a bill it should have been provided for in Article 239 AA or at least the NCT Act Only the money bills need prior sanction but it is of the LG and not of the Central government When the new constitutional set-up was created for Delhi in 1991 the Union government was anxious to retain control Delhi is in the category of a UT and the president has been given the responsibility to administer it But Parliament has by enacting 239 AA transferred a great deal of legislative and executive powers to the assembly and the council of ministers So except on public order police and land the LG can act only on the advice of the council of ministers At the same time the constitutional provisions providing for the overriding effect of laws made by Parliament over the Delhi laws for the taking over of Delhi administration by the president on the ground that such a step is necessary for the proper administration of the state and for the reference to the president any dispute that may arise between the LG and ministers take care of the issue of control over the Delhi government by the Union The constitution does not envisage any other type of control on the Delhi government But Section 49 of the NCT Act which provides for presidential directions on any matter at any time disturbs the delicate constitutional balance established by enacting Article 239 AA This provision gives untrammelled powers to the Union government to make a government in Delhi virtually non-functional The NCT Act is supplemental incidental and consequential to the provisions contained in Article 239 AA So no provision in the act should be such as would negate the scheme contained in this Article Now that the Supreme Court proposes to hear the issue of jurisdictional conflicts Section 49 of the NCT Act and the transaction of business rules it is hoped will attract the court’s attention The writer is former secretary general Lok Sabha For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 9 2017 12:24 pm Jose Mourinho and Gareth Bale (Source: Reuters) Related News After going down in the UEFA Super Cup final against Spanish reigning champions Real Madrid on Tuesday Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said that their interest in Gareth Bale is over There were increasing reports lately linking the Welsch player with the Old Trafford side but Mourinho on Tuesday put them all to rest after the 2-1 defeat He said “Clearly the club wants him the manager wants him and he wants the club so clearly game over before it had even started as everybody knows he is going to stay” Bale also commented on the ongoing rumours and said “I’m not reading anything although people tell me bits and bobs I’m enjoying my football and playing as much as a I can and winning trophies” “It is obviously great to keep adding to the trophy collection It was a difficult game but I think we played well and controlled the game very well We want to keep winning and every game we still have the hunger and desire” The Portuguese manager Mourinho discussed the match ahead of the start of Premier League on Sunday “I think we did well I think we lost to one goal which shows the result was really short (tight) and one of their goals was an offside With a good VAR system it would be 1-1 and extra time” added the Portuguese coach who has still yet to win the European Super Cup after three attempts” he said “We were playing a team full of fantastic players but we discussed (contested) the result until almost the end We gave them a fight but have reasons to leave optimistic and proud” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 23 2017 11:10 am Shah Rukh Khan spoke about working with Farah Khan and Gauri Shinde Top News Shah Rukh Khan has worked few women director including Farah Khan Gauri Shinde and Zoya Akhtar But the actor is in love the way women directors work Shah Rukh recently revealed that cinematic aesthetics of women filmmakers makes his job easy as an actor Shah Rukh has worked with Farah in films like Main Hoon Naa Om Shanti Om and Happy New Year He was recently seen in Dear Zindagi directed by Gauri Shinde “Though I have worked with very few lady directors but I completely enjoy working with them because their sensitivity even for the same scene stems from a very different place Being a man myself it is difficult to sense a scene like a woman does So it gives me a new dimension as an actor” SRK said in a statement Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi will have its world television premiere on this Sunday Shah Rukh also spoke about working with Gauri and Farah “Both of them (Gauri and Farah) being women have a very different sensitivity to each scene each line each comment whether it is comic or emotional So as an actor it gives me a dimension which is unknown to me I don’t think like a woman I don’t feel like a woman” he said “I am happy because I got to do two opposite ends of the spectrum by working with both of them And I always believe that women are more conscientious and hardworking and so my work becomes easier working with them” he added The actor believed that both Farah and Gauri are gentle and sensitive as filmmakers but are poles apart in their working methods Also Read:Watch: Mamu Sohail Khan gives Ahil first lessons of piano and it’s quiteheartening “Farah is an extremely in your face commercial director wants a massy film And she is very clear about it If you are falling into a zone which is realistic or serious she would say ‘No I don’t want This is boring me Let’s just make it over the top happy and fun film Gauri is a far more realistic intense and internalised kind of a director She is the opposite spectrum of Farah as far as the kind of films both of them want to make are concerned” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: July 28 2017 3:47 pm Karan V Grover is known for Life OK show Bahu Hamari Rajnikant Related News After roping in biggies like Mithun Chakraborty Krushna Abhishek Sudesh Lahiri and Sugandha Mishra the makers of The Drama Company have signed on popular actor Karan V Grover to host the show The actor who has started shooting for The Drama Company seems quite excited about his association with the show Talking about his stint on the Sony Entertainment Television show Karan quipped “I am immensely happy to be a part of the show The Drama Company has got an amazing team and they all have been nice to me I am so excited to act in front of Mithun Da as he has always been kind to me and is helping me out for the role too” The Drama Company has managed to tickle the audience’s funny bones with Mithun Chakraborty playing Shambu Dada the owner of the drama company and Krushna Abhishek Sudesh Lahiri Ridhima Pandit and Sugandha Mishra among others playing his artistes The show was rumoured to be a rival to The Kapil Sharma Show but Krushna Abhishek had denied those rumours “There is no controversy in it there is nothing to do with Kapil or his show Kapil’s show airs 9 pm to 10 pm and I will do my show from 8 pm to 9 pm There is no rivalry” he had said? after it received several complaints about departments not responding to pleas seeking information.Aayat, a 1953 batch IAS officer. There is also a more insidious failure. Having drawn 1-1 in the first leg in Male, Godfrey West Omodu, download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hosted lunch for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

August 9). But only till they are 20,) The new Latin Empire of Constantinople lasted just 50 years before the Greeks returned to power. The Ivanka Trump brand declined to comment for this story." "The owners and the manager are trying to build something here and I just can’t wait to get started. There are two standout features of the ACIS that provide it with extra protection against five-and-a-half ounces of leather crashing into it. the whole of Australia took notice of the 34-year-old English opener.even hear myself participate for a few more years…not least because,taking into account the size of the crowds the noise and theatmosphere the most inspiring place to play cricket isIndia” De Villiers wrote in the concluding chapter of hisbook ‘AB – The Autobiography’ will also be launched inAustralia and England later this month For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: May 25 2016 7:01 am PMC officials said the civic body would install rainwater har-vesting systems on all its 74 buildings at a cost of Rs 175 cr Related News Realising the need for rainwater harvesting to recharge groundwater stream the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to lead from the front by installing the system on 74 civic buildings “The rainwater harvesting system has been installed only on the main building There is a need to undertake and encourage rainwater harvesting in the city Thus the civic body would soon install the system on 74 civic buildings in the city by spending Rs 175 crore” said Balasaheb Bodke chairperson of the standing committee Bodke said this would ensure rain water falling on the total six lakh square feet of roof tops of the civic buildings would be conserved The water collected would be used to recharge ground water through borewells he said adding that the PMC would use this water for bathroom and gardening purposes In the first rainwater harvesting initiative taken up two years ago at the main building the PMC while undertaking construction of extension of the civic headquarters found natural streams in the area This water is now being used for construction of the new building and there are also plans to use it for refilling tankers watering the civic gardens For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: August 15 2016 8:59 am Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde’s kiss from Mohenjo Daro and crucial scenes from Akshay Kumar’s Rustom leak online Top News A leak is difficult to plug especially when it concerns Hindi films A day after its release the entire kissing sequence between Pooja Hegde and Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro has furtively made its way to the internet A search on YouTube shows at least six different channels beaming the full romantic sequence between Hrithik and Pooja While a few of them are devoid of audio the rest have uploaded the scene in its entirety The entire scene which is crucial to sealing Hrithik’s love for Pooja in the film runs for a little over a minute and the same has now been leaked on the internet A closer look at these videos reveals that the same have been snipped and uploaded from a pirated DVD version A search with the words Hrithik Pooja Kiss Mohenjo Daro at last count brought forward at least six videos containing the leaked kiss scene A channel has even uploaded other key sequences from the movie including his Hrithik’s action sequences one involving a crocodile A detailed look at the channel also reveals that the user has uploaded important sequences from Akshay Kumar’s Rustom the other big release of this weekend These include the chess sequence the courtroom drama the romantic scenes and an all important murder sequence Piracy is a plague that Bollywood is finding hard to contain Recently Udta Punjab and great Grand Masti found their prints leaked on the internet even before their respective release dates While earlier movies used to leak on Torrents it’s atad surprising to see a platform like YouTube allowing users to upload crucial pirated scenes from just released big ticket films For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Aditya Kulkarni | Pune | Published: June 12 2016 1:34 am Gopal Bandal who lives in Mote Wada near Shaniwar Wada Top News With monsoon set to arrive in the state in a few days almost 150-year-old 800-odd wadas in the city face a serious threat of caving in but occupants are reluctant to vacate them despite a threat to life The old city Peths – Somwar Mangalawar Budhwar Guruwar Shukrawar Shaniwar Raviwar Sadashiv Narayan Rasta and more – are prominent areas where such wadas are usually located Like every year the PMC has issued notices to dilapidated old wadas this year too but occupants say though they have been going through a tough time they cannot move out simply because they cannot afford costlier accommodation elsewhere Share This Article Related Article Around 50 metres from the famous Shaniwar Wada one spots an old wada named Mote wada one of the many wadas that has been served a notice Here sitting on a bench is 82-year-old Gopal Bandal “In a tragic incident three years ago two people died when Shinde wada an old wada in Kasba Peth caved in What will people like us do when we are told to leave our houses with a rent of Rs 50 in a city where minimum monthly rent is Rs 10000 with a Rs 20000 deposit and a new 1BHK flat costs a minimum of Rs 30 lakh” he says The women living in Mote wada wash vessels and clothes in the nearby houses whereas men at small factories “Leave the financial part what about our emotions attached to our houses Will you leave your house if you were born and brought up there” Bandal says Swapnil Ghag another wada tenant from Kasba Peth says “There are several days when we are forced to make alternate arrangements for a roof over our heads” People like Bandal and Ghag who live close to Shaniwar Wada have another problem to deal with As per the rules of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) there can be no reconstruction or renovation done within 100 metres of any such heritage building “Reconstruct the place and let us live here or we are ready to leave only when you promise us a place to live” says Bandal Pushpa Kate at her wada in Ganesh Peth A similar situation prevails in the wadas served with notices in Raviwar Peth As one moves a kilometre off Raviwar Peth in Ganesh Peth one can spot a blue-coloured old wada whose side walls are about to fall On the roadside tap near the wada is standing Pushpa Kate a woman in her late 50s who is busy washing clothes “We are the third generation living in this wada” says Kate as she recalls the memories the family has with the wada “We are a family of 15 living here with a history of around 150 years How can we leave that behind More than that women here wash vessels and clothes in nearby houses We are not in a position to start all over again” she says In his 70s Anant Geete another wada resident of Raviwar Peth area has been staying here for decades with his sons and grandchildren Pointing out towards his grandchildren he says “Where would we go with these small lives with no roof to shelter us I’ve lived here for 50 years and I’m not leaving without any promised shelter” What the monsoon holds for these wada residents only time can tell But for now those staying in these old historic structures are in no mood to move For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 6 2017 8:02 pm Sonakshi Sinha in Chola and Manish Malhotra numbers (Source: alisona/ Instagram) Related News Sonakshi Sinha’s ethnic fashion is mostly on point but we have seen the fashionista miss the mark many times when it comes to western wear However with celebrity stylist Mohit Rai at the helm of curating the actor’s looks she’s been bowling us over with her recent contemporary looks as well In a recycled cotton crop shirt and grey belted trousers made out of recycled post-consumer waste cotton from the label Chola the actor looked lovely and we love the androgynous touch to her attire Metal cuffs and a statement ring from Amrapali Jewels accessorised her outfit well We think smokey eyes red lips and dewy make-up were true to the tone of her ensemble Enchanting us with another of her ethnic numbers Sinha was a vision in white in a Manish Malhotra lehenga on the sets of Om Shanti Om The grey and pale gold embellishments on the skirt raised the glam quotient of the outfit but what really caught our attention was the cape sleeves of her blouse The chic cape in off-white gave a glamorous effect to the actor’s strappy blouse substituting the classic dupatta on a lehenga Shoulder-grazing earrings from Gehna dewy make-up soft curls and red lips rounded out her look? Sixty six per cent of the study group had a diagnosis of depressive disorders and 34 per cent had anxiety disorders and illness of more than six months duration.

the BJP leader said. The chief minister also slammed the Congress for seeking a separate Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for Haryana and accused the Opposition of trying to capture the SGPC by whipping up passions over the issue.s powers. the SEC will start publishing details of the candidates in the newspapers and at the polling booths. Would this mean that Pakistan has now a political lien on such conduct and any robust Indian reaction would be tantamount to India choosing belligerence over peace? But despite holding a 2-1 lead from the first leg, constituency were declared today. and last season Chelsea conceded 55 goals, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: April 22, there seemed some development.

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