Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Fashion Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Fashion | Why Soft Power Is in Style in Qatar Advertisement Supported by Hundreds of influential faces in global politics, art, fashion and design descended on this tiny desert kingdom last week. ByElizabeth Paton April 4, 2019 DOHA, Qatar — Victoria Beckham came from London. Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang from New York. Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino flew in from Rome, while Olivier Rousteing of Balmain and Giambattista Valli came from Paris. So did Carla Bruni, with her husband, former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, firmly in tow. They were part of a pantheon of the biggest names in fashion that descended upon Doha last week, dressed in black tie and ball gowns to mix with Qatari dignitaries and socialites in flowing abaya and thobe and act as judges for the inaugural Fashion Trust … [Read more...] about Why Soft Power Is in Style in Qatar
By Daniela Hernandez WSJ Mon., March 25, 2019 Look at falling sky Rock from big red rock in black Sky to find life signs Or in other words, “The Effects of Shock and Raman Laser Irradiation on the Maturity of Organics in Martian Meteorites,” by Aine O’Brien. That’s a mouthful, so the University of Glasgow graduate student described the complicated science behind her forthcoming research presentation in haiku. Article Continued Below Ms. O’Brien’s haiku is one of a record 335 poems submitted this year for the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, in lieu of the one-sentence summaries researchers must send to describe their work. Most are haiku, short 17-syllable poems that originated in Japan. Some writers refer to them as “sciku.” The use of haiku, which traditionally describe the wonder of natural phenomena, is part of a growing push, fueled in part by social media, to use … [Read more...] about Haikus About Space/Make Science Less Tedious/So Hope Scientists
By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) - India are a class outfit but they will go into this year's World Cup with a soft underbelly having failed to settle on a number four, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar told Reuters in an interview. With the experienced partnership of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan locked in as openers and captain Virat Kohli coming in at first drop, the twice champions have a top order the rival of any in the game. Selectors continue to fret over who bats after the second wicket falls, however, with a series of candidates having fluffed their auditions. Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Lokesh Rahul and Dinesh Karthik have all been trialled for the number four spot and been found wanting. Ambati Rayudu emerged as the most likely choice to fill the berth but scores of 13, 18 and two in the first three matches of the recent home series against world champions Australia damaged his cause. The hosts ended up losing the series 3-2 and Manjrekar felt India were back to … [Read more...] about Cricket: India a class act with soft underbelly
Aligning curriculums with pharmaceutical, diagnostics and healthcare industry players will ensure synergy in learning and impact, says academician Neeraj Mahindroo Health Sciences in India is still at a nascent stage compared to the global counterparts. The lack of upgradation in how the discipline is taught has resulted in untapped potential. "In India, curriculums are still theoretical instead of being experiential and most are still textbook-centric. We must focus on increasing innovation quotient, out-of-box thinking and equipping them with soft skills to make them industry ready," says Neeraj Mahindroo, the dean of newly launched School of Health Sciences, UPES. Pharma boom There has been a reported rise in number of BPharma institutes across the country. Mahindroo says there has been a rapid flow of engineering aspirants getting into Pharmaceutical sector due to "government's push to initiatives such as Ayushman Bharat". The mandate for hospitals to have a pharmacovigilance cell … [Read more...] about Initiatives like Ayushman Bharat have brought back focus on Health Sciences, says Neeraj Mahindroo
A new Super Bowl commercial aims to calm frenzied football fans with oddly relaxing images of actress Zoe Kravitz whispering into a pair of microphones and softly tapping on a bottle. The beer ad , which already has drawn more than 10 million views, stands to expose a vast audience to an internet craze known as ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response. Some people spend hours watching videos of hair brushing, paper crinkling or "happy little clouds" artist Bob Ross painting because they say it makes their brains tingle. They report feeling a rush from the subtle, repetitive sights and sounds, but is it all in their heads? Not everyone feels ASMR. And so far, there's not enough evidence to recommend it as a stand-alone treatment for depression, anxiety, insomnia or any of the other problems its fans claim it solves. But a few scientists are trying to study ASMR, and there is evidence that there might be something to it. And if any harm is done, it's not financial: It's usually … [Read more...] about Science Says: Can a Super Bowl ad give you brain tingles?