Quincy Jones To Conduct Three Michael Jackson Albums Live In London

first_img Twitter Email Quincy Jones To Conduct 3 Michael Jackson Albums quincy-jones-conduct-three-michael-jackson-albums-live-london London’s O2 Arena to host symphonic interpretation of ‘Off The Wall,’ ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’ with special making-of video segmentsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 11, 2019 – 1:34 pm Quincy Jones will revisit his historic production of the three Michael Jackson super-albums Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad with a symphonic special event on June 23 at London’s O2 Arena, featuring making-of video segments shown for the first time in public. Orchestral conducting duties will be shared with GRAMMY winner Jules Buckley.Two days after the occasion will be the 10th anniversary of Jackson’s tragic death. Jones will host and present unique insights into the creation of the iconic hat trick, three albums that shaped pop music culture and changed it forever. The three albums sold more than 150 million units combined. In 2008, Off The Wall and Thriller were inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.  Jones is coming off a big win for Best Music Film for ‘Quincy’ at last night’s 61st GRAMMY Awards. The documentary on Jones’ life and career earned wins for directors Alan Hicks and Rashida Jones and producer Paula DuPré Pesmen.Tickets for the orchestral event go on sale on Feb. 15 at the O2’s website. Special guest appearances are still pending further announcement.Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones & Paula DuPré Pesmen Win Best Music Film For ‘Quincy’ | 2019 GRAMMYsRead more Facebook Quincy Jones To Conduct Three Michael Jackson Albums Live In London News https://twitter.com/TheO2/status/1094898956100866049last_img read more

Karnataka woman chops off neighbours ear over drinking water dispute

first_img[Representational Image]ReutersIn a freak incident, a woman’s ears were chopped off by her neighbour over an argument regarding drinking water allowance from a common water tank in Karnataka. The incident took place at Bangarpet in Kolar district on May 9 when 40-year-old Indrani was attacked by five people, including her neighbour Yashodamma.The victim is a resident of Kadarigana Koppa village. She was returning home from her cattle shed when Yashodamma, Shashi, Basavarajappa, Santosh and Hosarayappa attacked her. The accused slashed her ears with a blade.According to reports, Indrani had gone to fetch water from the public cistern in the village on May 7 when Yashodamma was also acquiring water from the tank. The village rules permit every person to carry four pots of water for their use. Indrani accused Yashodamma of procuring more pots of water, claiming that she had already collected eight pots of water. This incident led to the squabble between the neighbours and Yashodamma threw away Indrani’s pots.An infuriated Yashodamma retaliated and attacked her when Indrani was returning from the cowshed on May 9. The victim was rescued by her husband Raghupati, who came after listening to her cries for help. It is alleged that the accused’s husband, Hosarayappa, also assaulted the victim.Indrani was taken to Bethamangala PHC where she was given preliminary medical aid. However, since the damage was severe, she was rushed to SNR Hospital in Kolar where the doctors conducted a minor surgery and sutured both her ears, reports TOI.The Bethamangala police have filed an FIR and arrested five people. According to reports, this is the first FIR filed at the police station since 1943.last_img read more

England allrounder Ben Stokes to receive Knighthood for World Cup performance

first_imgEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes could be awarded Knighthood, according to England’s Prime Ministerial candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. Stokes, who played a vital role in England’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 glory, has been lauded by cricket fans from all over the world for his crucial performance in the final.The two prime ministerial candidates agreed that they would give the knighthood to the 28-year-old all-rounder and would not hesitate to give him the greatest honour during a debate hosted by The Sun and talkRadio.”I will give dukedoms, whatever – I will go to the maximum, to, what, the Garter King of Arms. Yes is the answer, absolutely,” Johnson was quoted as saying by IANS. On the other hand, Hunt also answered the question stating that he will also give the English all-rounder knighthood.  England team celebrate their victory. TwitterBritish Prime Minister Theresa May had praised the efforts of the England squad when she met them at 10 Downing Street as she held a special reception for the side. She said, ” The final was not just cricket at its best but sport at its best – courage, character, sportsmanship, drama, incredible skill and even the odd slice of luck.””You are a team that represents modern Britain, and that plays like no other side in the world. You have helped the nation fall in love with cricket once again. You have inspired countless future Morgans, Rashids and Archer,” she had further added.The England team defeated New Zealand in the World Cup final at Lords to lift the coveted trophy. Ben Stokes along with Jos Buttler took charge of the England innings when they were down by four wickets with only 86 runs on the board. They helped England tie the match and eventually win it with Ben Stokes scoring 84 runs. This was England’s first-ever ICC Cricket World Cup victory.last_img read more

Kind and Gentle Molecular Machine Could Operate at NearEquilibrium

first_img But R. Dean Astumian, a Physics Professor at the University of Maine, has recently proposed a concept in which molecular machines can operate arbitrarily close to chemical equilibrium at every instant of the cycle, and still perform work at the rate of several micrometers per second against piconewton loads. The study, “Adiabatic operation of a molecular machine,” is published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“The main significance is conceptual – it changes the way we think about molecular motors,” Astumian told PhysOrg.com. “Much emphasis has been put on the ‘non-equilibrium’ aspects of the system, but in fact this is not really important. The motion of the rings here arises due to a combination of topology that break spatial symmetry, and the slow external modulation that breaks time symmetry. It is also important to recognize that, in the molecular world, we can truly have motors that operate with nearly 100% efficiency.”Astumian’s example of such a molecular machine is a three-ring “catenane” structure that serves as a rotating motor. The catenane, about 3 nanometers in diameter, consists of one large ring with two smaller rings linked to the large ring, like rings on a keychain. Three binding stations on the large ring provide locations where the two small rings can bind, depending on the interaction energy between ring and station. Astumian gets the small rings to move clockwise from station to station around the large ring, a movement that results in mechanical cycling. Further, he achieves this movement without any heat gain or heat loss and without a change of entropy, but simply by thermal noise due to Brownian motion. This type of “adiabatic” system is arbitrarily close to equilibrium at every point of the cycle.The key to making the small rings move from station to station is by periodically modulating the interaction energy. The rings will bind to the station that requires the lowest interaction energy. This modulation must be done slowly enough not to generate heat, but at a sufficient rate to produce significant work. Slowly modulating the energy of a single molecule is challenging, and Astumian explains that it is nearly impossible to do with chemical systems. However, the net interaction energy for many molecules can be slowly modulated by very slow titrations of pH and redox potential. For example, a condition that is strongly acidic and strongly reducing corresponds with high interaction energy at station 2. Therefore, the two rings will bind at stations 1 and 3. Explore further Molecular machines – tiny machines made of molecules that do mechanical work – are usually thought to operate in a state of non-equilibrium. This makes sense, considering that macro-sized machines operate at non-equilibrium, requiring an additional force to move. On the other hand, equilibrium implies that forces cancel each other out, resulting in an unchanging system, often at rest. Then, by titrating with oxidant to reach a strongly oxidizing and strongly basic condition, the energy at station 1 is highest. So the rings now occupy stations 2 and 3. Astumian explains that the rings could switch to this state by either the ring at station 1 moving clockwise to bind at station 2, or the ring at station 3 moving counter-clockwise to bind at station 2. However, after more modulations, the majority (about 75%) of the movements will be clockwise due to the changing energy levels at different stations. By figuring this probability, Astumian concludes that, every time the small rings move around the large ring, the system will complete one-half of a mechanical rotation.He also mentions that there might be more creative architectures where counter-clockwise motions don’t undo the clockwise motions. He likens this mechanism to a ratcheting screwdriver used to drive a screw. When the ratchet turns counter-clockwise to reset itself, it releases so that it doesn’t undo the forward turn of the screw. Although a molecular machine would use thermal noise instead of external torque, the concept is similar. In the molecular machine, one of the small rings could be fixed to prevent counterclockwise motion.“I would say that the biggest challenge is to arrange the molecules on a surface so that the movement can be used to do work on the outside world,” Astumian said. He added that the chemical structures have already been synthesized by David Leigh at the University of Edinburgh, as the next step in the development of the machines.Astumian also explains that operating this system requires a fine balance between modulating slowly enough so that the system is in chemical and mechanical equilibrium at every instant, but rapidly enough to perform substantial work. While biomolecular motors are often described in “violent” terms, he hopes that this “kindler, gentler” description may be more appropriate for designing more efficient molecular machines.“I plan to extend the theory to explain the mechanism of biological motors,” Astumian said. “While they doubtless do not operate exactly by the mechanism described for the three-ring catenane, I think the flavor of how they operate is much better characterized by this near-equilibrium description than by various biological models involving cars, judo throws, and steam engines.”More information: Astumian, R. Dean. “Adiabatic operation of a molecular machine.” PNAS, December 11, 2007, vol. 104, no. 50, 19715-19718.Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Illustration of the possible transitions for a catenane structure that consists of one large ring with three stations for two small rings. The two small rings move around the large ring to bind at a station. Each binding state is favored by a different energetic condition, as indicated. ©2007 PNAS. Image credit: R. Dean Astumian.center_img Citation: ‘Kind and Gentle’ Molecular Machine Could Operate at Near-Equilibrium (2007, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-12-kind-gentle-molecular-machine-near-equilibrium.html SLAC makes ‘electron camera,’ a world-class tool for ultrafast science, available to scientists worldwide This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Sensex rallies 154 pts on FMs growth byte

first_imgBuying in metal, auto, consumer durable and pharma counters helped the benchmark S&P BSE sensex to rally for the second session in a row by 154 points to end at 27,395.73 amid mixed to positive global trends and renewed buying by foreign funds.A statement given by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that the economy is expected to grow “much better” in 2015-16 as compared with the current financial year also aided the sentiment. The Indian economy grew by 5.3 per cent in the September quarter from a year earlier, and is expected to grow 5.5  per cent in the current financial year that ends on March 31. Buying was seen across-the-board as 11 out of 12 sectoral indices closed with gains while only bankex finished with minor losses.Smart rise in Tata Motors, HDFC, RIL, ITC, TCS, SSLT, Sun Pharma, Hero MotoCorp, Hindalco, HUL, Coal India, Tata Steel, Gail India and BHEL mainly supported the sensex rise.Meanwhile, extending losses for the fourth straight session, rupee on Monday declined by 10 paise to log over 13-month closing low of 63.67 against the Greenback following sustained dollar demand from importers.last_img read more

Air Transat celebrates more flights to France in its anniversary year

first_img Share Tuesday, June 20, 2017 MONTREAL — In its 30th anniversary year, Air Transat shows no signs of slowing down with an enhanced flight program to France, its most important destination in Europe.With some 360,000 seats offered annually and an increase in capacity on all its routes to France thanks to its wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft, it’s not surprising that the airline has become known as the preferred airline to the destination for nearly three decades.This year, Air Transat offers direct flights from Montreal to seven of the 10 major cities in France, including Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Toulouse, Nice, Marseille and Bordeaux. Plus, it has been offering flights to Basel-Mulhouse, located at the border between France and Switzerland, since 2008.This summer, travellers from Montreal will have access to: daily direct flights to Paris; five direct flights a week to Marseille; four direct flights a week to Lyon; three direct flights a week to Toulouse; two direct flights a week to Bordeaux, Nantes and Nice; and one direct flight a week to Basel-Mulhouse.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksFrom Quebec City, with a connection in Montreal, travellers can take advantage of five flights a week to Paris, four flights a week to Lyon, three flights a week to Marseille, two flights a week to Nantes and Toulouse, and one flight a week to Bordeaux.From Toronto, passengers will have the luxury of choosing between daily flights to Paris, five of which are direct. And, with a connection in Montreal, they can also fly to Marseille (five times a week); Lyon (four times a week); Nantes, Nice and Toulouse (twice a week); and Bordeaux (once a week).Resident of Vancouver will have six chances a week to visit Paris, thanks to three direct flights and three flights with a connection in Toronto. And for the first time this year, they can fly to Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille and Nice once a week, via Toronto. Travellers from Calgary will have access to four flights a week to Paris thanks to connecting flights.Air Transat also offers a multi-destination flight option, making it possible to land in one city and return from another, at no extra cost. A cultural holiday to France can therefore begin with a stay in Provence by landing in Marseille, and end with a getaway to Paris. Tags: Air Transat, France, New Routes, Transat Posted bycenter_img Air Transat celebrates more flights to France in its anniversary year Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more