Hurricane Florence as Viewed by NASA’s AIRS Instrument

All eyes were on Hurricane Florence Wednesday as the Category 3 storm barreled toward the U.S. East Coast. NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument was watching, too, and captured new imagery of the storm's approach. AIRS, in conjunction with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU), senses emitted infrared and microwave radiation from Earth to provide a three-dimensional look at weather and climate. It acquired infrared and visible light images at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday. In the Read more [...]

“We came here to work”: NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) campaign in the field

By Carol Rasmussen / KULUSUK, GREENLAND Kulusuk Island is breathtakingly beautiful — a spectacular mountain backdrop, quaint village, turquoise icebergs, even adorable sled-dog puppies. But Oceans Melting Greenland Project Manager Steve Dinardo didn’t choose it as a base because of the scenery. “We came here to work,” he says. Kulusuk is ideally located for surveying East Greenland, which the locals call the wild side of the island — even more remote and unpopulated than the Read more [...]

Female trafficking victims unlawfully held in UK jails due to ‘disturbing’ failure to identify exploitation, finds report

Exclusive: Women who commit offences as result of coercion by traffickers jailed in breach of Modern Slavery Act 2015 as hostile environment drives ‘relentless’ focus on deportation May Bulman Social Affairs Correspondent @maybulman  Female victims of human trafficking are being routinely held in prison in breach of the law because of a “disturbing” government failure to identify exploitation, The Independent can reveal. Foreign national women who have committed offences Read more [...]

‘Delay in delivering justice a reason for loss of faith in judiciary’

IMPHAL | Sept 15(IFP) : Unnecessary delays in delivering justice have become a cause of great concern and the main factor for people in losing faith in the judiciary, said president of All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA), H. Chandrajit Sharma. He was speaking as the president of the function during the observation of the 67th foundation day of AMBA held today at Cheirap Court complex, Imphal West. He said the members of AMBA have the primary responsibility of striving for the upliftment and Read more [...]

‘Out of NE’s 196 vulnerable languages, Manipuri language ranked 140th’

IMPHAL | Sept 15 (IFP): UNESCO Club Manipur is set to organise a month long campaign to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the signing of UN Charter which also known as United Nations Day. The campaign will be held from September 23 to October 24 under the theme of ‘Peace and Development through Education’ with an objective to preserve and promote endangering language and dialects of the state, said joint secretary of UNESCO Club Manipur, Thokchom Chandramani Singh in a press conference held Read more [...]

Naga political talks in an advanced stage, solution soon: Ram Madhav

KOHIMA, Sept 15 (NEPS): BJP National Secretary in-charge of Northeast and J&K, Ram Madhav said the ongoing Naga political dialogue for settlement of the Naga issue was in an advanced stage and expressed the hope that it would be resolved soon. Talking to the press people here at the Heliport on Saturday, the National BJP leader, while stating the Naga issue as complicated, said all the stakeholders would taken on board while trying to find a permanent solution to it. When asked about a Read more [...]

Luxury hotel, mall among 176 obstacles in flight path at Delhi airport

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a consortium led by GMR Group, issued notices to companies, government agencies and individuals asking them to furnish details of the structures, which, according to it , were ”infringing the height restriction” around the airport. Faizan Haidar Hindustan Times, New Delhi A luxury hotel, a shopping mall, an electric traction system of Delhi Metro Rail, a housing complex in South Delhi, trees, power pylons and telecom towers are among the 176 Read more [...]

Fake degree, liquor brawl: Why a priest allegedly killed 4 people in MP

Officials said a naked body was found with its head smashed in a pool of blood near a temple in Mandi Bamora town under Bina police station, 186 kilometres east of Bhopal, on September 10. HT Correspondent Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar A priest, arrested on Thursday in connection with a murder in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, has confessed he also killed three other people, including his brother, police said. Officials said a naked body was found with its head smashed in a pool of blood Read more [...]

College student who topped Class 12 board exam alleges gangrape in Haryana

HT Correspondent Hisar A college student, who had topped Class 12 exam of an education board, was allegedly gangraped in Haryana’s Mahendragarh district on Wednesday. Station house officer (SHO), women police station, Heeramani Devi said, “We received the complaint from the victim, who was taken for medical examination. After medical examination, we registered a case of gangrape against three youths and sent the zero FIR to Kanina police for further investigation.” The girl in Read more [...]

Courtauld Impressionists review – here is the tumult, wonder, beauty and terror of modern life

Jonathan Jones National Gallery, London The temporary closure of the Courtauld Gallery means some of its great masterpieces can sit alongside the National’s for this sensational exhibition his is Paris in 1882. In the big mirror behind the barmaid in Édouard Manet’s painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, male faces are grey masks under black slivers of top hats, spinning in space like kaleidoscopic shards under the silver glitter of chandeliers and moon-like orbs of gaslight. She places Read more [...]