Movea´s Gyration Air Mouse works both in the air and on the desk. Wave your Air Mouse in the air and navigate your mouse pointer on your desktop. Movea’s MotionSense technology that enables it to work both in-air and on desktop by just waving your mouse. Movea´s Gyration Air Mouse uses a proprietary radio frequency technology and has a range of up to 100 feet and also works through walls. The laser sensor enables for precise desktop tracking, making it ideal for working on a desk or other flat surface. Precision motion sensors guarantee accurate responses to natural hand movements. A simple wrist motion will command presentations, enhanced with Movea´s GyroTools presentation effects, or control multimedia entertainment on a laptop or desktop.The RF-based unit weighs approximately 4 ounces. The RF USB unit stores conveniently inside the mouse and comes with a travel case. The device will be available for purchase in early October with a suggested retail price of $99.99. For additional information, visit Gyration Website. Citation: Movea’s Gyration Air Mouse (2008, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-09-movea-gyration-air-mouse.html 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.
The initiative has been taken by the Ministry of Textiles Government of India through National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) to provide handloom weavers a direct access to the market.95 agencies including apex societies, state government bodies among others are displaying their handloom and weaving work. One will find muga silk from Assam, tussar, kantha, madhubani prints from Bihar, chanderi, maheshwari work from Madhya Pradesh and much more. Five weavers who are recipients of National Award for design are also a part of this exhibition.The unique silk products such as pochampalli, paithani, kanjivaram, jamdani, baluchari, and ikkat are attracting customers with their exclusives designs and traditional motifs. Government of India has launched the Handloom Mark scheme for products, to encourage and give a distinct identity to the products, apart from highlighting the uniqueness of the products. It also serves a guarantee for the buyer.
Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts celebrated it’s silver jubilee in an exceptional manner. Delhiites were taken back in time via an exhibition which showcase journey of all the audio-visual equipment INGCA has been using and the multi-disciplinary documentation it has done using them in 25 years.This exhibition titled 25 years of Audiovisual Journey: Recalling Through Equipment and Documentation provides a retrospective stopover to view how evolution took place in the last 25 years and how the world is negotiating towards future – in the digital sphere. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’IGNCA, has gone beyond the traditional platforms to archive their heritage and with technology they have brought out a lot to public domain. They have brought out a lot in last one year to public domain hence, conducting large number of seminars, exhibitions, collaborative events. Dipali Khanna, member secretary, IGNCA said ‘This exhibition is basically to exhibit the equipments that this organisation have used in 25 years which is for interest to the people who wants to know about it. This is also to show the work we have been documenting on this particular centre.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn commemoration of the 25 years of audio-visual, the Media Centre in run-up to this exhibition and also organised a film festival which will screen six documentaries from renowned directors to highlight the cultural vibrancy that has been captured by traditional as well as new age AV techniques.Media Centre of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts has been carrying out audio-visual research documentation, archiving them for posterity, post-production and dissemination of documentaries through DVD publication, Doordarshan transmission, film shows and outreach for scholars in Media Centre Library.Eminent actor Kulbhushan Kharbanda, said,‘This exhibition potrays the change in technology, cinema has also progressed in every way from its production, content, picturisation. With technology, the world is getting closer, now everything is available to people easily.’
It’s my very first winters in Delhi and winter for me means to binge on food. The city offers so many flavours that I usually get confused about what to eat and amidst of all the confusion I found myself in Eros Hotel’s A Taste of Kashmir food festival. The usual Singh Sahib is converted in Kashmiri theme, right from the table set up where a small decorated Shikara was placed along with the service staffs wearing Kashmiri dresses. The fragrance of traditional Kahva from the pot, being served in the traditional clay glass (khullar) was the thing that arrested my senses on a cold winter evening. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kashmiri food is an indigenous fusion of spices and herbs to bring out some of the most unique flavours across the country. Spices that are suited to beat the chilly winters. The meal started with a refreshing drinks and a platter of starters both veg and non-veg to choose from like Surkh Tsaman Tikka, Rajma Kababa, Arvi Anjeer Kebab and more for the vegetarians. Maaz Shammi, Gadh Dhaniwal Tikka and Kukur Kabargah will be the recommendation for the non-vegetarians. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixKashmiri food is known to be a heaven for the meat eaters and for the main course chef Mujeebur Rahman served us signature dishes like Tabakh Maaz, Rista, Gustaba and Roganjosh for the non-vegetarians. They also had plenty in store for the vegetarians with delicacies of lotus stem, mushrooms, haakh (Kashmiri spinach) and eggplant.After the main course desserts were presented, one had ample options to choose from – Kong Phirni (saffron and milk pudding), Khubani Ki Kheer (apricot pudding), Chukander-e-Afroz (beetroot halwa), Sewiyan Kashmiri and more. I specially liked the buffet system with a big Kashmiri themed back drop, along with a traditional Kangri to keep the atmosphere warm. Whole buffet is set up in a way that the guests could taste through all the traditional Kashmiri food like along with different Kashmiri spices which were on display as well. The perfect ambience for that perfect lunch or dinner! We like!
‘A party with a difference, hence the most lavish oath taking ceremony in the history of Maharashtra government formation,’ NCP spokesman Nawab Malik posted on twitter. Sharad Pawar’s NCP with 41 MLAs has already extended outside support to the BJP-led government which will take oath on Friday.The NCP has also said that it will abstain from voting if the new government has to face a trust vote to prove its majority. The swearing-in ceremony of the new government at Wankhede Stadium will be a lavish affair with about 40,000 guests, including PM Narendra Modi, several of his Cabinet colleagues, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, besides business leaders, actors and celebrities in attendance.
Vikas Bahl’s coming-of-age drama Queen triumphed at the 60th Filmfare Awards, winning in key categories including best film, best director and best actress for its lead star Kangana Ranaut. The film bagged six honours in total – best editing to Abhijit Kokate and Anurag Kashyap, best cinematography (Bobby Singh and Siddharth Diwan) and and best background score for Amit Trivedi. Kangana, who saw off competition from Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji and Sonam Kapoor in the best actress category, was not present to accept her award.Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean tale Haider closely followed Queen with five wins which includes a black lady for Shahid Kapoor in the best actor category and best supporting honours for Tabu and Kay Kay Menon. Haider triumphed in the technical categories as well, with Dolly Ahluwalia winning best costume designer and Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray topping the best production design list.The lifetime achievement award was given to veteran actress Kamini Kaushal for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. Young star Alia Bhatt bagged the best actress (Critics) trophy for Highway and Sanjay Mishra won the best actor (Critics) for his outstanding performance in Ankhon Dekhi, which also earned director-writer Rajat Kapoor the best story gong.Kriti Sanon won best debut female award for Heropanti, while Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan won the best debut male award for Khoobsurat. Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi won for PK in the best screenplay and best dialogue categories, which were the only wins for the Aamir Khan-starrer film.In the music categories, Ankit Tiwari won best male playback singer for Galiyaan from Ek Villain and Kanika Kapoor was named best female playback singer for Baby Doll from Ragini MMS 2. Trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy won best music director for their work in 2 States. Best choreography honour was handed out to Ahmed Khan for the song Jumme Ki Raat from Salman Khan’s Kick.The evening saw performances from Salman Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and was attended by B-Town celebrities like Rekha, Kajol, Manisha Koirala, Neha Dhupia, Subhash Ghai, Vidya Balan among others.The ceremony held at Yash Raj Studios was hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to consider the contribution of business houses to the chief minister’s relief funds (CMRF) as money spent on corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The letter, a copy of which is with PTI, pointed out “one major infirmity in the present CSR framework as provided in the Companies Act 2013”, concerning the interest of the states. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights While contributions to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was mentioned as an eligible activity under the CSR in the 2013 Act, the same made to the CMRF was not considered as an activity “eligible for contribution under the CSR”, she wrote in the letter. “It will indeed be praiseworthy if contribution to CMRF in the states is also made an eligible activity under CSR. The little contribution would be very helpful to all the states to extend the much-desired assistance and relief to people in need,” the letter read. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed Stating that the CMRF is always under financial constraints because of limited donations from the companies, Banerjee has written that if the proposal is accepted by the Centre, the “contributions” will also enable the donors to claim tax breaks. “You may be aware that West Bengal, like other states of the country, has an established CMRF, similar to the PMNRF. We have been using the fund to provide medical, education and other kinds of relief to the most needy and distressed people in their times of grave financial crisis. However due to paucity of funds, “we are not being able to fulfill all the requests made for support,” her letter read. The current regime of the CSR in the country was introduced with the notification of Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 and the CSR Policy Rules, 2014. It mandates that from April 1, 2014 every company, private limited or public limited, which either has a net worth of Rs 500 crore or a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore or net profit of Rs 5 crore, has to spend at least 2 percent of its average net profit for the immediately preceding three financial years on corporate social responsibility activities.
Kolkata: The Annual Summary Revision of electoral rolls has been initiated in the state by the Election Commission on Saturday. New names can be enrolled in the voters’ list and the existing names can be modified through this process that will continue till October 31. “People can enrol new names, delete, modify or transfer existing names within the state by submitting applications at the polling booth located in their neighbourhood. The verification will be done on September 8, September 22 and October 27,” a senior official of the Chief Electoral Officer’s (CEO) office in Bengal said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn an official statement, the CEO West Bengal specified the forms that one needs to apply for according to their purpose. Form 6 is for inclusion of new names and transfer of an existing name from one Assembly segment to another, Form 6A is for inclusion of new overseas electors, Form 7 for deletion of name of any ineligible or dead voter, Form 8 for correction of existing names or other related details, Form 8A is for transfer of existing name/s from one polling booth to another within the same Assembly segment and Form EPIC 001 for issuance of replacing the Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC). According to sources in the CEO office, beginning from Saturday over the next two months, the booth-level officers would distribute electors’ information door-to-door wherein the details of a voter as available in the existing voters’ list would be mentioned. The existing voters can check for mistakes and apply for correction if any. State-level toll-free numbers — 1950 and 1800111950 — have been made functional at the CEO office to help people with their queries regarding enrollment, modification, deletion and transfer of names. The final voter list will be published on January 4 2019.
American Idol premiered in 2002 and it has been running (mostly) on and off since then. The show gave birth to a number of other similar shows, each with its own unique twist: The Voice, America’s Got Talent, and most recently, The Masked Singer. One of the most appealing things about these shows to the people who watch them is that they can call in and vote for the performer(s) that they like the best. Before the show, a toll-free number is assigned to each performer, and the shows’ producers tally that information to pick or help pick a winner.Tenth season American Idol tour, Scotty McCreery performing with Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart and Pia Toscano. Photo by Michael Tanne – CC BY-SA 2.0Though this type of program has been running in the United States for close to two decades now, there is a much older version of this show which has run in Europe since 1956.This is Eurovision, which began in Western Europe. In more recent years Eurovision has made headlines in the USA not only because these types of shows are more popular, but because of both national rivalries and controversial decisions on the coveted top prize.Eurovision Song Contest 1965When the show first aired, American music in the form of rock and roll was just getting popular, but a variety of acts were featured, and the people who decided the winners were men and (some) women who worked in the music industry in some way.That changed in 1997 when viewers began calling in to vote for the person they liked best. For Eurovision and other TV programs, this was a relatively new thing, but for some European countries it was “old hat” — sort of.Abba Eurovision. Photo credit OLLE LINDEBORG/AFP/Getty ImagesUntil 1989-90, Europe was truly divided in two: Western Europe aligned with the United States, and Eastern Europe, aligned with the Soviet Union (USSR). In 1977, the Soviets, seeing the popularity of Eurovision, decided to start their own show, “Intervision”, to appeal to those in the Eastern Bloc.The show was essentially like Eurovision, but with state-approved performers singing/performing state-approved songs. Lyrics and jokes belittling the state or those in power were forbidden, and any dancing had to be pretty tame – perhaps not to excite the workers too much!International Radio and Television Organisation (OIRT, Intervision) logo in 1970-1980’s.Oddly enough, in a part of the world that hadn’t held free elections for ages, Intervision allowed viewers to vote for their favorites from the first day, something Eurovision did not do for a long time. There was only one hitch…phones were a rare commodity during those days in the Eastern Bloc and USSR.So, another method for voting had to be used. Ballots mailed in would take too long, and people might lose interest. Plus, there was virtually no trust in paper ballots anywhere. Eventually, the directors of the show, along with the state power authorities (meaning utilities, not those in “power”) came up with an interesting work-around.Participation since 1977. Photo by Alex Great -CC BY-SA 3.0In the last segment of the show, and when the host told them to, people who wanted to vote for that act would run to their light switches and turn on the lights. At the power authority, consumption graphs listed by times would show increases in power use – and thereby, the winner!Read another story from us: The Touching Letters Jim Henson Wrote to his Children and Friends Before he DiedSome pop-culture historians point out that at the time, the communist version was way more democratic than that in the West, and perhaps “voting by light-switch” did work. Others point out that the show required people to sit in the dark waiting to vote for an act they may have liked better than some truly awful ones. No one is quite sure if the system worked as designed, and either way, Intervision went the way of the dodo in 1980, after only four years on the air.
The town of Setenil de las Bodegas in Spain has been compared to something out of the Flintstones. Why? Its combination of ancient stone and modern living certainly call to mind the legendary cartoon. It has also been likened to puppet paradise Fraggle Rock! One look tells observers this is no ordinary destination. The striking houses are part of the ‘Pueblos Blancos’, a long-established Andalusian tradition of ‘White Towns’. Yet Setenil de las Bodegas is intriguing as it’s literally built into the rock. Their inhabitants follow in the footsteps of cave dwellers, with boulders providing support and the overhang of the cliffs forming the very roofs themselves.Setenil de las Bodegas in Cadiz Province, Spain is one of the well-known “white villages”. Photo by Jialiang Gao CC by SA-2.5Setenil de las Bodegas. Photo by manuelfloresv CC by 2.0What’s the real story behind this distinctive location, which can be found in the province of Cadiz, southern Spain? The original caves may have been lived in since around 20,000 B.C. Links have been made to the region’s prehistoric past, with the place possibly playing host to a Spanish equivalent of Fred and Wilma.Setenil de las Bodegas. Photo by Andrei Dimofte CC by 2.0Photo by Falconaumanni CC BY-SA 3.0The first true inhabitant was the mighty Rio Trejo river. Everything was built in the eroded gorge created by its movement. The site was later invaded by the all-conquering Romans in the 1st century A.D., and traces exist of previous civilizations. As for how far back it all goes, no-one truly knows. Educated guesswork aside, the archaeology presents a varied and fascinating picture.Photo by Pepe Rodríguez Cordon CC by 2.0Photo by manuelfloresv CC by 2.0Setenil.com has this to say about the general sweep of history. “Setenil is one of those towns whose origins are an enigma,” it states. “First, its blackish-roofed caves bring us back to prehistory, when our primitive congeners possibly used them as a natural refuge. From the ancient stage we know that the Roman colony Laccipo was located nearby. However, it is in the medieval era when the primitive urban settlement dates back to the same place as the current one.”Setenil de las BodegasPhoto by Andrei Dimofte CC by 2.0The name Setenil de las Bodegas gives some pointers about the emergence of a modern community. It can be divided into 2 parts. ‘Setenil’ apparently comes from the Latin ‘septem nihil’, or ‘seven times no’. This refers to the Moors’ control of the area and their repeated fending off of Christian expansion. The formidable Moors occupied the area from the 8th century A.D and were finally overcome in the late 15th when medieval times were drawing to a close.Photo by manuelfloresv CC by 2.0Setenil de las Bodegas, SpainThe second part, ‘de las Bodegas’ – ‘Bodegas meaning ‘wine shop or cellar’ – was added after because it seems the Christians liked their vineyards! The Daily Beast website wrote in 2014 that “The wine storage units, or bodegas, were perfect for the cool caves. Unfortunately, the grape industry in the region was later wiped out in the mid 1800’s by pests.”Photo by José Luis Sánchez Mesa CC by 2.0Related Video:The excellent shade provided by the cliffs was great for produce. So why not humans trying to escape the heat, and indeed the pests? 3,000 live there at the last count, with a healthy tourist trade. Visitors enjoy the taste of authentic chorizo sausage and pork which is locally produced, together with pastries and other fine foods through which the town has made its name.Historical detail is all around, such as the imposing presence of Nazari Castle. This enduring fortress is a relic of the Moors’ occupation. Today it contains an art gallery and gives people a bird’s eye view of the town.Related Article: Entire Abandoned Spanish Villages Are Being Sold Cheap to Raise MoneyWhile there’s still a lot people don’t know about Setenil de las Bodegas, it is a place where a sense of heritage is palpable. Just as the early inhabitants did all those years ago, the current population live their lives in harmony with nature’s awesome spectacle. And thanks to that epic quantity of rock they’re surely amongst the coolest residents in Spain!