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first_imgBy Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFROHello dear friends of mine; hope your last weekend was as fun and adventurous as mine was. I did go to the Arch Social Club event on Pennsylvania and North and it was absolutely fantastic. First as you walk up to the building, it was cleared of any riff-raff hanging around the door or in the area, the décor’ of the lounge was beautifully decorated; the tables and chairs were covered in white and blue and the entertainment was great.Renowned Nationally Known, Louis Hayes Quintet with Allyn Johnson, Theljon Allen, Paul Carr and Michael Bowie will be performing 6-10 p.m., Oct. 26, at the Caton Castle Lounge, 20 S. Caton Avenue in Baltimore; presented by Ruth Blinsky, jazz promoter. (Courtesy Photo)This was the first of their musical series. Keep reading my column, and I will let you know when the next event is coming. My Boo-Boo and I also attended the Big Band Cabaret given by St. James Academy in Ellicott City checking out Phil Butt’s Big Band. It too was very nice; the music took you back to the 40’s the “swing-dancing days.” It was very well attended. And we also had a ball at the WMEL Radio event. This R&B show was off the hook! DJ Mel and WMEL Radio outdid themselves. Two thumbs up! Mel.Roderick C. Demmings Jr., pianist, will entertain you, 7 p.m., Nov. 2, at the First Baptist Church of Baltimore, Social Hall, 4200 Liberty Heights Avenue. Free admission. Food will be on sale.I just love the fact that Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington Street in Baltimore continues to cater to our community. They are having their “4th Annual Trick or Treat” event, 2-4 p.m., Oct. 27, which will be a great day to support our community’s children and have a little fun too. This year they will have their and my good friend, magician, John Carrington, who is also with Heaven 600 and been a supporter and performer of the market for many years. This event will be in the Lexington rooms so they can utilize the space for three different craft stations, a slime making demonstration, and a smoothie demonstration; magic show, balloon characters, create a mask and candy give-aways throughout the market.“Big Shirley” Allen Belton and Mr. Disco is hosting a Jazz Cabaret, 4-8 p.m., Nov. 3, at the Monumental Elks Lodge #3, 1528 W. Madison Avenue with free dinner and B.Y.O.B. For more information, call 443-942-6580. (Courtesy Photo)Lexington Market also offers “Artistries Market featuring local artists offering Afrocentric Items, fine jewelry, accessories and home décor every first Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No need to call them, just go and take the children and grandchildren and have fun.Well-known Baltimore Personality, William “Tank” Hill is now in Maryland General Hospital, Room #403. Send a card, stop by and say hello and keep him and his wife Pungie in your prayers.Before I leave you, my “Boo-Boo” and I want to give our condolences to our friend and journalist sister, Valerie Fraling for the loss of her mother. I attended the viewing and saw so many people from all walks of life sharing their love for the well-known columnist.Well, my dear followers and friends, I am out of space and time, but remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.last_img read more

first_img Searching for defects in space Citation: String Theory Gets a Boost (2008, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-01-theory-boost.html This models a small region of the observable universe right after strings have formed, at around 10^{-36} sec, when the distances between them were still only a few times their thickness. Credit: Mark Hindmarsh Cosmic strings are present in many high-energy physics theories. They are thought to be spaghetti-like structures, each mile weighing perhaps as much as our entire planet. Despite the weight, widths are thought to be significantly smaller than an atom. However, their existence has yet to be detected. Now, though, a team of cosmologists has discovered some hints that cosmic strings exist. “At the moment,” Martin Kunz, a scientist at the University of Geneva when the paper was written, tells PhysOrg.com, “what we have found slightly prefers, or at least does not disfavor, cosmic strings.” Kunz is part of a team led by Mark Hindmarsh of the University of Sussex in Brighton, U.K., using measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation to search for evidence of cosmic strings. This team, which includes Neil Bevis at Imperial College in London and Jon Urrestilla at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA, have reported their findings in Physical Review Letters: “Fitting Cosmic Microwave Background Data with Cosmic Strings and Inflation.”“As these strings move around,” Kunz explains, “they will cause perturbations, attracting matter behind them. These perturbations become visible in the comic microwave background radiation. If there are cosmic strings, they induce extra perturbations that could be indirectly detected.” In order to determine whether cosmic strings might be possible, Kunz and his peers factored a variety of parameters into a supercomputer and created different models. “We made new simulations of traces of cosmic strings,” Kunz says. “We calculated perturbations from standard inflation and calculated them from cosmic strings. We did model comparisons.” The result was that, after predictions were compared to cosmic microwave data from NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, it appeared that theories including cosmic strings offer the best explanation for the pattern of microwave radiation present in the universe.Kunz cautions that cosmic strings are far from an absolute. “We need more data,” he insists. “While this result slightly favors cosmic strings, it isn’t conclusive.” Kunz says that better data may come from the Planck Satellite mission, which is due for launch this year by the European Space Agency.“If we could detect strings,” Kunz points out, “it would tell us a lot about particle physics, and help us understand more about the fundamental structure of physics at very high energies, much higher than what can be probed in particle accelerators. Finding strings would be very helpful in areas of fundamental theory.”Until more data is gathered, and more work done in the field, cosmic strings are likely to remain a subject of scientific debate. But this latest work on cosmic strings is encouraging for those who subscribe to string theory – a theory that could possibly tie quantum physics and gravity together, as well as provide a fundamental understanding of high-energy and condensed matter physics.“What this does is show that cosmic strings could account for what we can detect in the universe,” Kunz says. “It doesn’t prove anything, and we do need more data. But it does show us that cosmic strings are worth looking at again. We haven’t detected them yet, but it’s something to watch for.”Copyright 2008 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. Explore further 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. Among the scientific theories that excite a great deal of controversy are those theories that deal with strings. And the idea of cosmic strings gets as much play as any in scientific circles.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will open 16 free special cardio diabetic clinics soon, deputy Mayor designate Atin Ghosh said on Tuesday. The centres will come up in every borough and will be manned by specialised doctors. A costly equipment to do tests of retina will be set up at the KMC health office in Hatibagan. The specialised centres will function as referral centres. The KMC runs 144 health centres in every Ward where primary care is given to diabetic patients and even costly medicines are given free of cost. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that India will be the main centre of four diseases by 2025. They are diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer and depression. Diabetes has spread like wild fire in India in the past one decade. Its victims are people coming from various economic backgrounds. Children are also suffering from the disease. The number of renal failure cases has gone up due to diabetes. Sedentary habits are one of the major causes of diabetes. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe KMC doctors who treat diabetic patients in the Ward clinics will refer those who need special attention. They will be examined by the specialists there. There will be educators also who will train patients about how to administer Insulin and the medicine will be given free of cost. The doctors who treat diabetes patients at the Ward level clinics have received training and are handling them regularly. They have been given training by expert endocrinologists. The number of diabetic patients in the KMC clinics is going up. Moreover, most of the patients do not do eye check-ups and are found to be suffering from diabetic retinopathy. Once the specialised clinics come up, there will be comprehensive treatment available. KMC officials regretted that as the medicines are given free of cost, many people think that the patients are not looked after properly.last_img read more