The gun-rights group boasts about 5 million members. Though headquartered in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a nonprofit in New York in 1871 and is incorporated in the state. Going forward, the NRA said a committee will study opportunities to relocate segments of its operations to Texas and elsewhere. … [Read more...] about NRA declares bankruptcy, will shift to Texas following legal battles
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Born in Bhera, West Punjab, Shanti lost his father when he was only eight months old. At school, Shanti developed an absorbing interest in science, primarily due to scientific experiments. He passed matriculation in 1911 and moved to Dyal Singh College on a university scholarship. Here he loved his guru Professor N N Godbole's liking for indigenous industrial products. Soon after completing his MSc in 1919, he left for University College London in 1921, thanks to a scholarship by the Dyal Singh Trust. His work was on surface tension of oils, under the supervision of Prof Frederick Donnan, FRS. … [Read more...] about India’s best: He wanted to feed India’s masses
Bitcoin is at it again. Last month, the price of the virtual currency quietly breached a new all-time high, cruising well past its prior peak of $19,600 set in 2017, and has been hovering around $36,000 at the time of writing. This follows a nearly 90 percent decline from those previous highs early in late 2018. It did so initially with such little fanfare that its renewed strength was dubbed the “quiet rally.” Perhaps most interesting about this price action — bitcoin is up nearly 1,000 percent from its March lows — has been the relative lack of mainstream enthusiasm. In the weeks following bitcoin’s first new all time high three years, Katy Perry did not paint her nails with bitcoin icons. Floyd Mayweather did not flamboyantly promote a crypto offering. The New York Times did not run an article titled “Everyone’s Getting Hilariously Rich, and You’re Not.” Google searches for “bitcoin” are still well below their 2017 … [Read more...] about What Explains Bitcoin’s Resurgence?
Transmogrified from a lanky man in his mid-30s into a minty-blue blob with Joe's glasses but no nose, our hero's soul finds himself on a giant travelator in a black void heading into a massive white light that swallows each soul that enters it with a small pop and fizzle like the last pixel snuffing out on an old TV set. Panicked, Joe scrambles away from the light and ends up in the Great Before, some kind of inter-dimensional space where unborn souls are assigned personality traits before birth, visualized as bizarre pavilions not unlike the personality islands in Inside Out. There, Joe is assigned by the 2-D-ish line-drawing incorporeal beings that look like late Picasso sketches, all named Jerry (voiced by Alice Braga and Richard Ayoade among others), to mentor a troublesome unborn soul named merely 22, who sounds like a "middle-aged white lady" (she's voiced by Tina Fey). … [Read more...] about ‘Soul’: Film Review | London 2020
So much of the work that went into Cyberpunk 2077 is in world design, the sprawling city itself, and the massive buildings that make it up. How, then, does someone deeply versed in the art and craft of architecture—the creation of spaces and a student of how they're used—feel about Night City? There's one architect who, despite the bugs, feels drawn back toward the fictional city because of the design of its spaces. … [Read more...] about What does an architect think of Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City?
This was followed by an increased need for cybersecurity experts with the technical skills to ensure that all these new remote-working apps were properly locked down, and also the ability to help remote workers modify their behaviour. Next, Hays said, came an uptick in demand for data analysts and data scientists – particularly from governments and health services for people who could crunch the numbers around COVID-19, but also from businesses trying to understand how their risk profile might have changed. … [Read more...] about Tech jobs: Three trends that will have a big impact on your chances of getting hired
Tomar said the government offered certain concessions, but the farmer leaders have not shown flexibility and were constantly demanding a repeal of the laws. He reiterated that the government makes laws for the entire country. Many farmers, experts and other stakeholders have supported the laws. Tomar, who left for his home constituency of Morena in Madhya Pradesh by Hazur Sahib Nanded-Amritsar Superfast Express, was seen sharing langar from co-passengers of Sikh community. … [Read more...] about Ready for alternative to agri laws repeal demand, says Centre to protesting farmers; agitators determined on Republic Day tractor march in Delhi