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Sometimes all it takes is a beaver pelt and some moccasins

first_imgAPTN National NewsThis week in Yellowknife, elder Jane Dragon showed off her vast collection of furs and Dene art inspiring one family to start learning about their traditional way of life.APTN’s Iman Kassam has the story.last_img

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Gwyneth Paltrow signs Netflix deal to create a Goop show

first_img 1 Inside the Universal Studios Stranger Things haunted house Tags Comment 2:01 Get the most out of Netflix with these tips Share your voicecenter_img TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: 17 Photos Netflix Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop will reportedly make a docuseries for Netflix. Getty Images Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is bringing Goop to Netflix.The Avengers: Endgame star signed a deal with Netflix in which her Goop lifestyle brand will produce a 30-minute docuseries focused on wellness, Variety first reported Monday and CNET later confirmed. The show, set to debut in the fall, will be co-hosted by both Paltrow and Goop Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen.Loehnen told Variety that they chose Netflix for the show because Netflix’s core audience is definitely watching content on the service, and the service can provide the type of production budget Goop is seeking for its stories.”Some of the more strategic, bigger stories we want to tell require a TV budget. Obviously, there’s no better partner in that,” Loehnen said regarding the deal. A team of 20 will produce the program, which plans to tackle mental, physical and sexual health topics.Loehnen reportedly said Paltrow plans to ensure the show represents the Goop brand, calling it the actress’s next “white space.” Goop sells and writes about beauty, home, fashion and wellness products, seemingly from a holistic point of view.”With this show, I think she’s only really interested in opportunities where we can uniquely be ourselves and do things potentially disruptive,” she told Variety.In order to focus on the show, Goop also plans to pause production on its quarterly print magazine, which will resume after the show arrives to Netflix.The deal is the latest high-profile signing for Netflix, which in the past year has included grabs like a content deal with Barack and Michelle Obama, the continuation of a deal that keeps Friends on the service through 2019 and an agreement that put Taylor Swift’s Reputation concert on the service at the end of 2018. And Netflix is increasing prices in the US this year, since new subscribers are still signing up like crazy.First published at 10:37 a.m. PT.Update 2:59 p.m. PT: Adds confirmation from Goop.last_img read more

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Schoolboys throatslit body recovered

first_imgMap of JashorePolice recovered the body of a schoolboy with his throat slashed from a field at Sarkati village in Monirampur, Jashore on Tuesday morning, reports UNB.The deceased was Shimul Hossain, 16, an SSC candidate from Kashimpur High School and son of Rafiqul Islam from Sarkati.Deceased’s mother Poly Begum said Shimul and some of his friends enjoyed a picnic party at Kashimpur High School ground on Monday and returned home in the evening.He was watching television when someone called him over mobile phone around 9:00pm and he went out again, this time never to return.Locals, however, found his body in the crop field in morning around 10:00am and informed the police, she added.On information police recovered the throat-slit body from the field and sent it to Jessore General Hospital for autopsy, said Md Saidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Monirampur police station.last_img read more

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Kazi Shahidullah appointed as new UGC chairman

first_imgProfessor Kazi Shahidullah appointed as new UGC chairman. Photo: Dhaka University WebsiteProfessor Kazi Shahidullah, former vice chancellor of National University, has been appointed as the new chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), reports UNB.Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education issued a notification on Wednesday in this regard.Kazi Shahidullah, a professor of the Department of History at University of Dhaka has been appointed for a four-year term.Its previous chairman professor Abdul Mannan’s term came to an end on 7 May.Since then professor Yusuf Ali Molla, the senior-most official of Bangladesh University Grants Commission, served as its acting chairman.last_img read more

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Mystery over apparent dearth of lithium 7 in universe deepens

first_img © 2012 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Researchers studying the cosmos have been stumped by an observation first made by Monique and François Spite of the Paris Observatory some thirty years ago; they noted that in studying the halos of older stars, that there should be more lithium 7 than there appeared to be in the universe. Since that time many studies have been conducted in trying to explain this apparent anomaly, but thus far no one has been able to come up with a reasonable explanation. And now, new research has deepened the mystery further by finding that the amount of lithium 7 in the path between us and a very young star aligns with would have been expected shortly after the Big Bang, but doesn’t take into account the creation of new amounts since that time. In their paper published in the journal Nature, Christopher Howk and colleagues suggest the discrepancy is troubling because it can’t be explained with normal astrophysics models. Journal information: Nature 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. New ideas add further mystery to why there is less lithium-7 in the universe than expected Estimates of the lithium abundance in the SMC interstellar medium and in other environments. Credit: Nature, 489, 121–123.center_img More information: Observation of interstellar lithium in the low-metallicity Small Magellanic Cloud, Nature, 489, 121–123 (06 September 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11407AbstractThe primordial abundances of light elements produced in the standard theory of Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) depend only on the cosmic ratio of baryons to photons, a quantity inferred from observations of the microwave background. The predicted primordial 7Li abundance is four times that measured in the atmospheres of Galactic halo stars. This discrepancy could be caused by modification of surface lithium abundances during the stars’ lifetimes or by physics beyond the Standard Model that affects early nucleosynthesis. The lithium abundance of low-metallicity gas provides an alternative constraint on the primordial abundance and cosmic evolution of lithium that is not susceptible to the in situ modifications that may affect stellar atmospheres. Here we report observations of interstellar 7Li in the low-metallicity gas of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy with a quarter the Sun’s metallicity. The present-day 7Li abundance of the Small Magellanic Cloud is nearly equal to the BBN predictions, severely constraining the amount of possible subsequent enrichment of the gas by stellar and cosmic-ray nucleosynthesis. Our measurements can be reconciled with standard BBN with an extremely fine-tuned depletion of stellar Li with metallicity. They are also consistent with non-standard BBN.Press release What’s really bothering all the scientists working on the lithium problem is the fact that it’s the only element that doesn’t fit with models of how things should have come to exist right after the Big Bang. All known elements occur in amounts predicted, except for lithium 7; there’s just a third as much as theorists think there should be. In trying to understand why, researchers have looked at old stars that surround the Milky Way galaxy, low mass bosons called axions, and more recently binary stars that are believed to harbor black holes. Unfortunately, such studies have only made the problem worse by suggesting that even more lithium 7 ought to be hanging around somewhere than was predicted earlier.In this new research the team looked at one single huge young star in the Small Magellanic Cloud, or more precisely, at the spectrum measured of gas and dust through which light must travel to get from there to here, and found that the amount of lithium 7 is consistent with theories that suggest how much of the element there should have been shortly after the Big Bang, which is unsettling because scientists know that more of it should have been created between then and now. Thus, these new results only add to the mystery of where all the rest of it is, or worse, why it wasn’t created in the first place as models suggest. Citation: Mystery over apparent dearth of lithium 7 in universe deepens (2012, September 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-mystery-apparent-dearth-lithium-universe.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

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