Glory Be Behind Saturn

first_imgDon’t look at this picture till you’re ready.  Switch off the phone, turn off the radio, rub your eyes, and sit down.  Ready?  Click Here.    This is a view of Saturn we could never see from Earth.  It’s the backside of the planet, with the sun shining through the rings.  According to a JPL press release, “This marvelous panoramic view was created by combining a total of 165 images taken by the Cassini wide-angle camera over nearly three hours on Sept. 15, 2006.”  Another version with enhanced brightness and color is available also: click here for Saturn in all its backlit glory.  This was Astronomy Picture of the Day for Oct. 16.    Look carefully in the outermost broad E-ring on the left foreground, and you can see the tiny moon Enceladus (click here for close-up) with its geysers sputtering along, feeding the short-lived E-ring with new material (11/28/2005, 03/01/2006, 07/11/2006).  Now look at the picture again.  See that tiny white speck on the left side, outside the bright main rings, but just inside the fainter G-ring?  That’s the Earth – that’s us – from almost a billion miles away.  Click here for a close-up.  A member of a planetary discussion group has labeled the features in this image on Unmanned Spaceflight.    The Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society has been meeting all week in Pasadena, and scientific announcements are being made daily.  One of the most interesting concerns Saturn’s rings.  Scientists are baffled by color differences that cannot yet be explained.  A JPL press release states:“We expected to see things we haven’t seen before, but we are really, really puzzled by these new images of Saturn’s main ring system,” said Dr.  Phil Nicholson, of Cornell, Cassini visual and infrared spectrometer team member.  “The rings appear very different, with none of their usual calling card of water-ice features.  There are hints that other material besides ice might finally be detected within the rings.”    “The main rings show a neutral color, while the C ring is reddish, and the D and E rings are quite blue,” added Nicholson.  “We don’t quite understand if these variations are due to differences in particle size or composition, but it’s nice to be surprised every once in a while.”The colors he mentioned can be seen in a labeled version of the montage, and are even more apparent in this infrared image.  One reason for the puzzlement is that the images indicate the rings are dynamic, evolving, ephemeral phenomena.  This means that what we are seeing today could not last for billions of years.  New rings discovered in the backlit image seem associated with small embedded moons, indicating that the moonlets are producing the rings (see picture).  How does this occur?Saturn’s smallest moons have weak gravity and cannot retain any loose material on their surfaces.  When these moons are struck by rapidly moving interplanetary meteoroids, this loose material is blasted off their surfaces and into Saturn orbit, creating diffuse rings along the moons’ orbital paths.  Collisions among several moonlets, or clumps of boulder-sized rubble, might also lead to debris trails.  For instance, Saturn’s G ring seems not to have any single moon large enough to see; it might have formed from a recent breakup of a moon.Evidence for impactors also comes from the innermost D-ring of Saturn, another tenuous ring of fine material.  Another JPL press release tells the detective story of a modern-day collision.  A low-oblique Cassini image indicates a wavy, “corrugated” spiral with crests about 30 km apart (see illustration and line-of-sight diagram).  In a Hubble 1995 photo, the crests were about 60 km apart.  This indicates that the spiral has been winding up tighter over the last 11 years.  Extrapolating backward, the scientists think a comet or meteoroid may have struck the ring back in 1984, producing waves like ripples in a pond.  The waves wind up over time because of their orbits around Saturn – the inner parts moving faster than the outer parts.    More on the new Saturn ring discoveries can be found at the Cassini imaging team and Planetary Society websites.  The DPS meeting announcements are also producing lively discussions on Unmanned Spaceflight.  All three montage images can be found on JPL’s Planetary Photojournal.  Another recent Cassini picture of Saturn shows cloud features like a string of pearls in Saturn’s upper latitudes.  The spacecraft also found new ringlets within the Cassini Division, a gap in the main rings that was once thought to be devoid of material.Cassini’s findings confirm predictions made over several decades now that Saturn’s rings are being rapidly eroded by collisions.  We now have even more evidence that impactors, from comet-size to molecule-size, are wearing away Saturn’s rings.  The E-ring would be gone in mere decades or centuries if Enceladus were not constantly replenishing with new micron-size material.  The color differences between the rings also show that whatever non-ice material has been added has not had time to become thoroughly mixed.  And it would be surprising to think that this new D-ring impact was a one-time phenomenon we just happened to be lucky to witness.    It may be impossible to say from data alone that the rings are mere thousands of years old or less, but they certainly cannot be billions of years old.  That should raise some eyebrows by several inches among scientists who accept the standard A.S.S. (age of the solar system) as being 4.5 billion years old.  Upper limits at ring ages are often put at 10 or 100 million years.  That may sound like a lot (it’s an upper limit, remember), but even 100 million years is 1/45 the standard age.  What was Saturn doing the other 44 parts?  No materialist wants to believe that humans were somehow lucky to emerge right at the time when Saturn’s rings were at the height of their glory.  Yet no secular scientist dares question the A.S.S., because concluding a recent formation of Saturn and the rings would collapse the time available for evolution.  There is nothing about the Saturn system that needs billions of years.  A scientist should follow the evidence where it leads, whether or not it agrees with prevailing orthodoxy.    Those of us living in 2006 should take time to value the privileges we have in this age of discovery.  Pictures like this are hard to come by.  It took over 3 billion dollars, and hundreds of scientists and technicians, to build the Cassini spacecraft.  This complex machine had to fly for seven years before even getting to Saturn, and has orbited over two more years before getting into position last month to look back toward home and take this unprecedented shot.  In 1609, when Galileo Galilei first turned a crude telescope to the sky and beheld new and wonderful things – including the rings of Saturn for the first time – his response was to worship the Creator.  He said, “I render infinite thanks to God for being so kind as to make me alone the first observer of marvels kept hidden in obscurity for all previous centuries.”  What is your response as you look at this rare vantage point on creation?(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Neanderthals Have Become Like Us

first_imgThe change in attitude about Neanderthals is almost complete.  The formerly brutish missing links were pretty modern after all.  DNA sequencing of Neanderthal remains, along with new fossil discoveries, have made this subgroup of Homo sapiens for all intents and purposes the equivalents of us.  For example:Talk to me bro:  Neanderthals probably spoke languages like modern humans.  A genetic study announced by Science Now1 claims their FOXP2 gene, implicated in language capacity, was identical to modern man’s.  Some aren’t willing to concede this essential mark of humanness, thinking the similarity might be due to contamination, but Svante Paabo, one of the investigators, thinks not.  One gene doesn’t prove ability to speak, he recognizes.  Still, he was willing to state that “with respect to FOXP2, there’s nothing to say that Neandertals could not speak just like we do.”  Other indications are that they had large brains (larger on average than those of modern man) and lived in groups.Better redhead than deadhead:  Some Neanderthals had red hair and pale skin, a study in Science claimed.  The genetic study hinted that Neanderthal hair and skin color varied as much as that of moderns; this questions the assumption of their being a dark-skinned race recently migrated from Africa.  (See also National Geographic, Science Daily and the BBC News.)We Neanderthal, the cosmopolitan cognoscenti:  Neanderthals have been found farther east.  Nature reported the discovery of Neanderthals in southern Siberia.2  The DNA of fossils fell within the range of European Neanderthals, the international team reported.  “Thus, the geographic range of Neanderthals is likely to have extended at least 2,000 km further to the east than commonly assumed.”  This followed a report on ENews earlier this month about Neanderthal bones found in China.The Nature article claimed that Neanderthals ruled the planet for a long time:Morphological traits typical of Neanderthals began to appear in European hominids at least 400,000 years ago and about 150,000 years ago in western Asia.  After their initial appearance, such traits increased in frequency and the extent to which they are expressed until they disappeared shortly after 30,000 years ago.If their intelligence, travel and culture was this advanced, however, it seems a stretch to believe they were completely supplanted by near equals after 370,000 years of success.  Considering the entry in March that Neanderthals and modern humans lived contemporaneous for some time (03/08/2007, bullet 8), and in August that Neanderthals and modern humans possibly interbred (08/02/2007), it appears that further adjustments to the evolutionary tale are in the offing.1.  Elizabeth Culotta, “Talk Like a Man,” Science, 18 October 2007.2.  Krause et al, “Neanderthals in central Asia and Siberia,” Nature 449, 902-904 (18 October 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature06193.If you are not so thoroughly brainwashed by evolutionary myths that you can still think rationally about evidence, join the movement to jettison the Neanderthal tale and start over (01/16/2007).  It seems crazy, on the face of it, to assume that Neanderthals lived on this planet at least 120,000 years, if not 370,000 years, without inventing the horse and buggy, rodeos (01/19/2001), ships, drip irrigation and hot air balloons.  Look how quickly their equivalents (us) went from simple farming to conquer sea, air, land, and even space – even with smaller brains!  These people were better hunters, better at playing Survivorman, and probably as intelligent and more agile than we are, yet Darwinians expect us to believe they did nothing but hunt meat for the cave cookout day after day for hundreds of thousands of years.  How do you spell b-e-l-i-e-f?    It’s time for a complete overthrow of the Neanderthal myth.  In its place, we suggest these three replacement assumptions:Taxonomy:  The Neanderthal classification is a Darwinian fabrication.  The set of Neanderthal traits was completely within the range of human variability.  They are, and were, Homo sapiens sapiens. Variability:  They lived not that long ago, and may still be among us.  The variability is a continuum, not a distinct cut-off.  It would be like classifying Eskimos or the Nephilim/Rephaim/Emim of Old Testament records as missing links.  We have stated several times that if you took skeletons from living individuals at the extremes of modern variability, they would look like separate species (e.g., 07/22/2007).Chronology:  The entire span of human history fits within thousands of years, not tens or hundreds of thousands.  If it were not so, we would have a right to expect, based on the rapid advance of civilization in recorded history, that these people, who were identical to us, would have developed written language and technology with clear traces in the fossil record.  A corollary is that the Darwin-based dating methods are seriously flawed.If you were to approach the data with Darwinian glasses off, and these assumptions in mind, without doubt you would find plenty of supporting evidence.  Since Darwinism is now falsified (10/08/2007), let’s do it.(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Scott Metzger, Nov. 27

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We finished everything up last Friday night. We got the double-crop beans done to get harvest wrapped up. That is always a good feeling but you’d always like another 500 acres of corn.I think the double-crop beans were around 42 or 43 bushels per acre for an average.  I think the highest we had for a field average was maybe 47 bushels and maybe the low was 40 — they were good. In 2011 we had some that were pretty similar to that in the 40s. We just had the right growing season for them this year. Having a late frost and rains at the right time really helped. They look like the quality of the first crop beans. It was still wet, but most of our double-crops were on tiled ground so that helped.This was the best corn crop we have ever had. The beans were above trend line but not a record for us. Overall, 2017 was a challenging year but it all really panned out weather wise.We are contemplating whether we put on a shot of insecticide and a low rate of herbicide on the wheat this fall to get a little more protection out there. We haven’t pulled that trigger yet and I don’t know with the price of wheat if that will pay. A couple of neighbors have tried and had quite a bit of success with it.We also wanted to get a cover crop on all of bean stubble so we are going to get the drills out today and run hard this week to see how much we can get done. We may try to get some corn stalks fall sprayed too.last_img read more

Preparations in full swing for ‘Kisan Hunkar Rally’ in Jaipur


India Today Conclave East: Live updates from Day 1

first_imgHighlight270: We will be back tomorrow morning with Day 2 of the maiden Conclave East.#Highlight269: And with that captivating act, we reach the end of Day 1 of India Today Conclave East 2017.#Highlight268: And now, the choir’s ode to the great Indian train journey.# Highlight267: Next up: An east-meets-west composition called Something New.#Highlight266: Now, the choir adds a jazz touch to the peppy Hindi classic: Baar Baar Dekho from Shammi Kapoor’s China Town.#Highlight265: Now, the choir performs a song that was one of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourites, and written by Rabindranath Tagore – Ekla Cholo Re.#Highlight265: Next up: Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin Todenge, a song the choir performed for ex-US President Barack Obama.#Highlight264: The choir performs ‘We come together to celebrate’, a Khasi song.#Highlight263: Will they perform Mozart? We’re not sure yet!# Highlight262: And the Shillong Chamber Choir is here to enthrall you and the audience#Highlight261: We played Mozart to the crowd, largely filled with rickshawallahs, and they were simply stunned: Neil# Highlight260: One of our most memorable performances was in Patna: Neil#Highlight259: For my choir, the main priority was character, and most importantly, humility: Neil#Highlight258: When I came back home from Europe, it looked like career-suicide for a while: Neil#Highlight257: Apparently, no PM or President has ever had the reception we got when we went back to Meghalaya after winning the reality show (laughs): Neil#Highlight256: I come from a region that doesn’t watch Bollywood movies; I grew up knowing only three Hindi film songs: Neil#advertisementHighlight255: Neil Nongkynrih is a Padma Shri winner who founded the reality show-winning Shillong Chamber Choir.#Highlight254: To bring an eventful Day 1 to an end, Siddharth Basu will moderate a session with Neil Nongkynrih, the founder and director of Shillong Chamber Choir.#Highlight253: The next session is – The Power of Music: Language Beyond Boundaries.#Highlight252: I can guarantee that Narendra Modi will become PM for the second time: Sushil Modi.# Highlight251: Even if petroleum products come under GST, their prices will not be affected: Sushil Modi.#Highlight250: The revenue generation after implementation of GST is on the rise, says Sushil Modi.#Highlight249: GST is gradually balancing and the problems related to it are being solved: Sushil Modi.#  Highlight248: Why did some of the Congress ministers support GST if it was Gabbar Singh Tax: Sushil Modi.#Highlight247: Eastern states should come together for their betterment: Sushil Modi.#Highlight246: There are very few politicians who have not worked with the BJP: Sushil Modi.#Highlight245: No thinking man can work with Lalu Prasad as he is unorganised and chaotic: Sushil Modi.#Highlight244: After liquor prohibition law, incidents of domestic violence and eve-teasing have decreased: Sushil Modi.#Highlight243: We are focused more on small agro-based industries: Sushil Modi.#Highlight242: Our strength is not industries so we have to depend on small scale establishments: Sushil Modi.#Highlight241: Land in Bihar is the biggest problem: Sushil Modi on lack on investments in the state.#Highlight240: Lalu Yadav and Congress have ruined Bihar. The NDA has to start from scratch: Sushil Modi.#Highlight239: We have to face natural calamities every year. This year we spent Rs 4,000 crore on flood relief: Sushil Modi.#Highlight238: When we were in power, Bihar was the fastest progressing state: Sushil Modi.#Highlight237: The real change happened in Bihar in 2005 after the NDA came to power: Sushil Modi#Highlight236: The next session is Bihar: A New Growth Story with Sushil Kumar Modi#Highlight235: India will be recognised for its science and research soon: DP Duari.#Highlight234: We are not being able to fix end users, this dialogue has to start soon: Sukalyan Chattopadhyay on research.# Highlight233: We have to normalise pay across the country for teachers. They are very important as they shape future generation: Anuradha Lohia.# Highlight232: Scientific temperament should begin from grassroots level: DP Duari#Highlight231: Building up a scientific temper is as important as nurturing innovative ideas: DP Duari#Highlight230: Birth of Indian science was associated with Bengal renaissance: Sukalyan Chattopadhyay.# Highlight229: I am proud that scientific research in India has been left to scientific bureaucrats: Anuradha Lohia.#Highlight228: The term scientific temper was coined by Jawaharlal Nehru: Anuradha Lohia .#Highlight227: The next session is – Scientific Spirit: Lessons from the East.#Highlight226: The security situation in the northeast is the best in recent years: Naveen Verma# Highlight225: The strategic importance of the northeastern region being understood more now: Subimal Bhattacharjee# Highlight224: To understand northeastern states, you have to understand two factors: Psychological disconnect and physical alienation, says Jarpum Gamlin.#advertisementHighlight223: The session features Shyamkanu Mahanta, an entrepreneur; Naveen Verma, the secretary of DoNER; Jarpum Gamlin; general secretary of Arunachal Pradesh BJP; and Subimal Bhattacharjee, a defence and cyber security analyst.#Highlight222: New session: Connecting Northeast: From nowhere land to centre of south east#Highlight221: Don’t confuse illegal migrants with refugees: Sambit Patra#Highlight120: The government which doesn’t think about the security of its own citizen is the most inhumane government: Sambit Patra# Highlight119: Supreme Court will strike Citizenship Bill down if it does become an Act: Sushmita Dev#Highlight118: On Roghingya, Sambit Patra says there are four important aspects: Legal, security, strategic and humanitarian.#Highlight117: New session: Sushmita Dev and Sambit Patra talk about refugees and India’s responsibility to be a good neighbour.#Highlight116: Pay structure in Kolkata for actors is not conducive, I hope things change in future: Paoli Dam#Highlight115: Choice of content is very important for films to attract people: Paoli Dam#Highlight114: Language is no longer a barrier for cinema: Paoli Dam#Highlight113: I was treated like a princess in Mumbai, have made many friends: Paoli Dam on her transition from Kolkata#Highlight112: Questions on intimate scenes are the worst thing for an actor: Paoli Dam#Highlight111: I feel blessed to be a part of cinema: Paoli Dam#Highlight110: The next session – Working in Two Worlds:  Local Stories, Global Screens with Paoli Dam begins#Highlight109: There is nothing like the northeast in India, was mesmerized by Arunachal Pradesh: Adil Hussain#Highlight108: India is the greatest example of diversity. But among Indians we are not crossing our own boundaries: Adil Hussain#Highlight107: Interestingly the ‘out’ is no longer Delhi, youths now want to establish themselves abroad: Mitra Phukan#Highlight106: During agitation days, young people moved out for better opportunities: Mitra Phukan#Highlight105: Cuisine from different north-eastern states is gradually breaking the barrier: Mitra Phukan on racism#Highlight104: Visibility on television and films give confidence to people from community: Chang on role models from northeast# Highlight103: We need to find way to evolve from this narrative of reverse racism: Adil Hussain#Highlight102: A dark actor will always get to play negative characters: Adil Hussain#Highlight101: Many parts of northeast have been isolated from each other for years: Mitra Phukan on ghettoisation#Highlight100: Other communities in India are exposed to different circumstances and have much more acceptance: Chang#Highlight99: We need good infrastructure and governance in northeast: Mitra Phukan#Highlight98: India needs to open up to the northeast through various channels: Adil Hussain.# Highlight97: Indian audience have accepted diversity: Adil Hussain on stereotyping.#Highlight96: There is a lot of angst in northeast due to the alienation from other states: Mitra Phukan.#Highlight95: People from different cities speak to me in their own language because of my pan-Indian face: Adil Hussain.#Highlight94: The best way to deal with racism is to respond with a smile: Chang.#Highlight93: Next session: What Me, Chinki? Battling Racism with a Smile – actor Adil Hussain, writer Mitra Phukan and singer Meiyang Chang will share their thoughts.#advertisementHighlight92: West Bengal’s quest for investments is beginning to yeild results: Sanjiv Goenka.#Highlight91: Make in India is an imperative for India: Sanjiv Puri.#Highlight90: The current environment is enabling and supportive: Sanjiv Puri.#Highlight89: Now on stage are Sanjiv Goenka and Sanjiv Puri to talk about business and making in India.#Highlight88: Conclave East will now break for lunch. Live coverage of the event will be back soon# Highlight87: Read the headlines… you will know then whether the Indian citizen feels safe right now or not: Tarun Gogoi#Highlight86: We are committed to our democratic, constitutional values and to inclusive growth: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi#Highlight85: Even the world recognises that reforms such as demonetisation and GST will help the Indian economy: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi#Highlight84: We will always work in the interest of the nation: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi#Highlight83: More focus needed on development of SCs/STs: Raghav Chandra#Highlight82: More than appeasement, we should talk about empowerment: Gaurav Gogoi#Highlight81: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Raghav Chandra and Gaurav Gogoi speak on The Minorities Report session#   Highlight80: The next session – The Minorities Report:  No Longer Marginal? – to begin shortly.#   Highlight79: Bengali women have a beautiful soul and that makes them beautiful: Rani on Bengali beauty.#  Highlight78: Rosogulla is the best thing about Kolkata: Rani.# Highlight77: I will be Rani Mukerji for the rest of my life: Rani on her name after marriage.# Highlight76: I want to work as long as I can: Rani on her Bollywood career.# Highlight75: We don’t talk about work at home, conversations are only about love and our daughter: Rani.# Highlight74: Actors are like beggars, we have to pick and choose from whatever is offered to us: Rani.# Highlight73: When I approach a role, it is not simply playing it but to make it believable: Rani.# Highlight72: Enjoyed working with Big B more in Bunty aur Babli: Rani.# Highlight71: As a society, we need to move towards love and disassociate with hate: Rani on Padmavati# Highlight70: The deaf, blind people on the sets of Black taught me a lot: Rani# Highlight69: Black is the film that changed me as a person and a performer: Rani#Highlight68: You can be a son or a daughter of anyone, what is important is the verdict of the audience: Rani#Highlight67: In our industry, we have to work under all conditions and wait for acceptance: Rani#Highlight66: Only merit and talent take you places: Rani on nepotism.#Highlight65: I had no interest in films and even told my family that I would make a fool out of myself if I took the plunge: Rani.#Highlight64: Being an actor does not require one to come from anywhere specific: Rani on influence of regional cinema in her career.#Highlight63: My name shows how much I love being a Bengali and the state: Rani.#Highlight62: The love I get from Kolkata is because of my mother: Rani.#Highlight61: The next session is – From Babli to Hichki : A Career in Cinema – with actor Rani Mukerji.#Highlight60: West Bengal will lead India, says Mamata as the session draws to an end.#Highlight59: Let me continue as commoner, I do not want to be VIP… I want to be LIP (Less Important Person): Mamata on PM aspirations.#Highlight58: United India is always strong: Mamata.#Highlight57: Will welcome Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Mamata Banerjee.#Highlight56: I love and respect Gujarat: Mamata.#Highlight55: West Bengal will never accept divide and rule politics: Mamata.#Highlight54: Without regional politics you cannot strengthen national politics: Mamata.#Highlight53: Do not need a secularism certificate from anybody: Mamata.#Highlight52: Have no personal agenda against PM Narendra Modi: Mamata Banerjee.#Highlight51: There is a super emergency on in the country right now: Mamata.#Highlight50: West Bengal is the cultural capital… of the world: Mamata.#Highlight49: The government of India has always given more importance to western states, not the eastern ones: Mamata.#Highlight48: The idea that Gujarat is progressing a lot and other states aren’t is wrong: Mamata.#Highlight47: West Bengal has progressed a lot in the last 5-6 years: Mamata Banerjee.#Highlight46: The session with Mamata Banerjee will be moderated by consulting editor Rajdeep Sardesai.#Highlight45: Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie welcomes Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.#Highlight44: The next session is –  Rising from the East:  An Alliance for India –  with CM Mamata Banerjee.#Highlight43: Actors should not be dragged into such controversies, I am really hurt: Prosenjit  on Padmavati.# Highlight42: I feel I should reach to a new audience everyday: Prosenjit # Highlight41: In India, we have a huge number of talented people but they are mostly overshadowed: Prosenjit # Highlight40: Music is very important for mainstream films and we have numerous musicians here: Prosenjit # Highlight39: Actor Prosenjit grooves to a popular song from his film at the India Today Conclave East 2017# Highlight38: Although content has changed, going to cinemas remains unaffected and it will continue to thrive: Prosenjit.# Highlight37: Professional theater has faded and cinema was a challenge for me: Prosenjit.#Highlight36: I write my characters in Bangla, but we use English mostly: Prosenjit.# Highlight35: I am trying to learn, understand and manage it in my own way: Prosenjit on social media.# Highlight34: When we do a character, we try to create magic: Prosenjit.# Highlight33: For us actors it is important to upgrade ourselves, says Prosenjit on social media.# Highlight32: The next session is with acclaimed actor Prosenjit Chatterjee – Actor at Work: New Medium, New Expressions.# Highlight31: I believe that one should do what they can do regardless of the outcome: Sourav Ganguly on politics.#Highlight30: Not right to compare, says Sourav on the Virat Kohli vs Sachin Tendulkar debate.# Highlight29: My first Ranji Trophy game got me Rs 400 in earnings: Sourav.#Highlight28: Would never do it again: Sourav on his famous shirt-less Lord’s pose.#Highlight27: In sports, it is never over until it is over: Sourav.#Highlight26: Dance for me is a hobby: Sourav’s wife Dona.#Highlight25: Not many captains in the world would go from not being captain to not even being in the side, says Sourav, recalling the Greg Chappell phase.# Highlight24: The Greg Chappell phase was a difficult one, but we knew he would make a comeback, says Sourav’s wife Dona.#Highlight23: What you see on the field, and what you see off the field are two different personas: Sourav#Highlight22: I am a laid-back person, but when I became captain of the Indian cricket team, I realised this team has to do different.# Highlight21: Sourav “controls” the home, but in a very nice way: Dona.# Highlight20: Sourav recalls the first time he saw Dona.# Highlight19: The next session is on ‘All in the family: Keeping it together’ with former cricketer Sourav Ganguly and wife Dona Ganguly.#Highlight18: Session – Music Divine: Dancing to a New Tune – ends with a spellbinding performance by all three guest speakers.#Highlight17: Sunita Bhuyan, Sanchita Bhattacharya and Bickram Ghosh captivate audience with their performance and insight on music and dance.#Highlight16: At India Today Conclave East 2017, violinist Sunita Bhuyan collaborates with musician Bickram Ghosh for the first time.#Highlight15: Communication for an artist or performer is vital for demystifying the myths surrounding music: Sunita Bhuyan.#Highlight14: There is a language to rhythm in our culture; it is onomatopoeic with a sound for every word: Bickram Ghosh.# Highlight13: Rhythm in everyday life is accent and modulation: Bickram Ghosh.# Highlight12: Value of classical dance is when people relate to it as something universal: Sanchita Bhattacharya.# Highlight11: Indian or western music, rock or jazz all start with seven notes: Sunita Bhuyan.# Highlight10: Dancing is communion with the higher soul: Sanchita Bhattacharya.#Highlight9: Musician Bickram Ghosh enthralls all with body drumming.# Highlight8: The first session – Music Divine: Dancing to a New Tune – with Bickram Ghosh, Sunita Bhuyan and Sanchita Bhattacharya begins.# Highlight7: We seek illumination, inspiration and intellectual stimulation in the two-day conclave here: Aroon Purie.# Highlight6: West Bengal’s relation with Bangladesh is setting new benchmark for bilateral ties: Aroon Purie.# Highlight5: Editor-in-chief Aroon Purie welcomes all to the first edition of India Today Conclave East.# Highlight4: India Today Conclave East will begin shortly.#Highlight3: The power-packed event will see chief ministers and top ministers, legends of cinema and icons from sports, all on one platform.#Highlight2: The event will be attended by leaders and stalwarts, including Mamata Banerjee, Sarbananda Sonowal, Sourav Ganguly, Rani Mukerji, Prosenjit Chatterjee and many more.#Highlight1: Welcome to India Today Conclave East. 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Ronaldo bust revealed to rival Madeira effort

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo bust revealed at Real Madrid museum – but does it better Madeira airport effort? Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 22:36 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Airport 2017 Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División The Portuguese superstar has seen his achievements recognised by his current club, having previously been honoured by the land of his birth Cristiano Ronaldo has been immortalised in another statue, with Real Madrid topping Madeira Airport’s effort in the club museum.The Portuguese superstar was honoured by his homeland back in March, with a rather questionable likeness of the 32-year-old unveiled.Ronaldo 10/11 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madeira recognised their favourite son on the back of some remarkable achievements for club and country – including victory at Euro 2016.Ronaldo is showing no sign of slowing down – having landed another FIFA Best Award and the Goal 50 – and Real have now decided to immortalise him in the Spanish capital.The latest sculpture will take pride of place in the Blancos’ museum, with Ronaldo having contributed considerably to the club’s cause since his arrival in 2009.The bronze statue weighs 60 kilogrammes and stands at almost one metre high.It has been well received by Madrid supporters – certainly more so than Madeira’s previous effort.Antonio Navarro Arteaga is the artist responsible for the work, with Real having charged him with the task of following Emanuel Santos’ bust in Portugal.Ronaldo has certainly earned a place among the Madrid legends, having re-written the history books during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.He has netted at a remarkable rate, with his current record standing at 417 goals in 410 appearances.His efforts down the years have helped to land two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey successes, three Champions League crowns, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups – while he has taken his haul of Ballon d’Or awards to four on an individual level.Ronaldo is tied to a contract through to 2021 and appears to be settled again following a summer in which his ongoing presence at Real was regularly called into question.last_img read more

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