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Friday, December 21, 2018

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Mysterious Light Trail in Californian Sky

A mysterious light trail in the sky was spotted across California Wednesday night.
The streak was seen around the same time of the scheduled launch of the Delta IV Heavy rocket, which was scrubbed moments before liftoff around 5:45 p.m.
KCAL9’s Evelyn Taft reports the light is believed to have been ice crystals that formed when a meteor hit the Earth’s atmosphere.
But the trail, which was reportedly seen from the Los Angeles region to the San Francisco area, had imaginations in overdrive. People posted on social media about the fiery-looking squiggle.
Griffith Observatory Curator Dr. Laura Danly believed there a perfectly logical explanation for the streak.
“There was a huge, bright shooting star. We call it a bolide, which is when it’s really big and bright and it’s a big chunk of something burning up in the atmosphere,” Danly said.

Cityblog Feature: PJ of the Day

I prefer cold weather…
But only to a certain degree

Cityblog Feature: Fitness Tips from Fitcon

Cityblog Special: Jagjit and Chitra Singh

Cityblog Feature MPC News

Cityblog User: Home Alone with Google Home

Cityblog User: Turning Empty Land into Forests

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Technology That Could End Traffic Jam

We’ve all been there. Stuck at traffic lights that never seem to change to green. Sitting in queues of cars that stretch on for miles or delayed by a glut of slow traffic that suddenly disappears. Traffic jams are a blight on our modern, fast moving lives. And we have been dealing with them in a very unmodern way.
We don’t move about and travel in the same way that we used to, yet our traffic management systems have struggled to keep pace with the relentless onslaught of vehicles they have to deal with now. Jam-busting measures are often slow to react to changes in road or weather conditions and many traffic lights still work on timers that are often out of synchronisation, preventing vehicles from flowing freely.

In 2015 there were an estimated 1.3 billion motor vehicles on the world’s roads and with growing affluence in developing economies that number is expected to soar to over 2 billion by 2040. Even with new roads and bypasses, this ever increasing level of traffic could quickly outstrip the ability of our road networks to cope in many busy areas, such as cities.
But by combining new communications technology with the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to crunch vast amounts of data in real time it may be possible to ease our clogged roads so they can cope with the growing number of cars.

Cityblog Feature PJ of Day

I asked a friend of mine what he is doing. He told me, he is working on, "Aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminum and steel under a constrained environment".
I was impressed! On further asking, I learnt that he was washing dishes with hot water... under his wife's supervision!

Citblog Special Invitation

Cityblog Special: Acronyms

Cityblog Special; Indian Soldier

Martyr Capt Vinayak Gore's mother at Pune. Her 3 minutes speech is worth, not only  listening,  but also spreading further, especially her very last sentence....

Cityblog Feature: MPC News

Cityblog User: Haunted Toaster

Cityblog User: Create your Music

एक अप्रतिम साईट आहे ही
साईट ओपन करा. एक तंतुवाद्य समोर येईल. त्याच्या तारांना बोटांनी हळुवार स्पर्श कराआणि अनुभवा. 👌🏻

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Ke Main Ek Badal Awara

Rajesh Sonak

Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?

Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 — during the Great Depression.

Wall Street's sustained slump has been fueled by investor concerns about lower corporate profits, higher corporate debt, a festering trade war between the United States and China and a broader global slowdown.
So is a U.S. recession imminent?
Not necessarily.
Plenty of economic gauges suggest that far from being derailed by a stock market that's set to suffer its first annual loss in a decade, the $20 trillion U.S. economy is barreling forward. Employers are hiring, consumers are spending ahead of the holidays and economic growth has been brisk, thanks in part to President Donald Trump's deficit-financed tax cuts.

Cityblog Feature : PJ of the Day

They’re building a restaurant on Mars now. They say the food will be great, but they’re worried about a lack of atmosphere.

Cityblog Feature: Fitness Tips from Fitcon

Cityblog Special: Acronyms

Cityblog Special: Laughing Buddha

Cityblog Feature: MPC News

Cityblog User: Amazing Talent

Cityblog User: Wait for it

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Google Plans $1 Billion Investment to Build New York Campus

Google parent Alphabet Inc.   said Monday that it will invest more than $1 billion to build a new campus in the Hudson Square area of New York that will be its primary global business hub.

Google said the campus will include office space at 315 and 345 Hudson Street in Lower Manhattan, as well as a new property at 550 Washington Street. The investment follows Google's $2.4 billion purchase of the Manhattan Chelsea Market earlier this year as well as plans to lease additional space at Pier 57.

Cityblog Special: Technical Acronyms

Cityblog Feature: Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions : Layered Panna Cotta

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions

Layered Panna Cotta with Mango and Coconut Cream…..

It was my dad’s 71st birthday last week. A very active person, he continues with his career, fitness regime and social life as actively. Even on his birthday, he was going to be out in the first half doing client visits, and major part of the second half in a social event. So my sister’s family n mine were left with only the fag end of the day to plan a celebration.  So we decided to assemble late in the evening at my place as kids wanted to plan some surprise for Grand-dad with candles and stuff!
Since dad and mom were coming over after a gala dinner at the social event, I planned to dish out some dessert. I had to make one was light on the tummy and hopefully the girdle as well and still would melt in the mouth!
Looking for something that can be served in a double shot helping, I settled for making the very Italian Panna Cotta. 

Cityblog Feature: PJ of the Day

If you want a job in the moisturizer industry, the best advice one can give is to apply daily.

Giridarshan Treks to Harischandragad

हरिश्चंद्रगड ट्रेकर्क्सची पंढरी
हरिश्चंद्रगड म्हणजे ट्रेकर्स ची पंढरी हा ट्रेक करायचा म्हटलं की एकच उत्साह येतो, आणि आधीच्या इथल्या आठवणी जाग्या होतात, कधी पाचनई कधी खिरेश्वर तर कधी नळीची वाट अशा वाटांनी आपण या गडावर गेलेलो असतो, कोकण कड्यावरचा सूर्यास्त बघून तृप्त झालेले असतो, केदारेश्वरच्या पाण्यात डुबकी मारण्याचा थंडगार अनुभव घेतलेला असतो, हरिश्चंद्रेश्वराच्या दर्शनाने पावन झालेलो असतो , गणेश गुहेमध्ये शांत समाधी लागलेली असते, कधी तारामती शिखरावरून दिसणारा परिसर आठवतो तर कधी कोकण कड्यावरचा सोसाट्याचा वारा शिरशिरी आणत असतो, असा हा आठवणींचा कल्लोळ होतो आणि कधी एकदा आपण गडावर जातो या साठी मन अधीर होऊन जाते, कोकण कड्यावर बसून समोर अस्ताला जाणार सूर्य पाहणे हा तर आयुष्य भर लक्षात राहणारा अनुभ असतो
यावेळची हरिश्चंद्र गड वारी दि 22, 23 डिसेंम्बरला, एक बॅच पाचनई मार्गाने तर दुसरी नळीच्या वाटेने, दोघांचाही मुक्काम कोकण कड्यावर, 
21 ला रात्री निघायचं खाजगी बस ने आणि 23 ला संध्याकाळी 7 पर्यंत पुण्यास परत, 
दोनही ट्रेक ची फी रु 1800/-
येताना अंथरूण पांघरूण गरम कपडे, जादा कपडे, टॉर्च, 2 पाण्याच्या बाटल्या, ताटली, वाटी, ग्लास आणि शनिवार दुपारचा जेवणाचा डबा
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Cityblog Special: Modern Technology: Jugalbandi Shreya and Bade Ghulam Ali

Cityblog Feature: MPC News

Cityblog User: Indians Cant be Villians

Cityblog User: You Light up our Nights

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Citybblog Feature MPC News

Cityblog User: Most Visited Cities in the World

Cityblog User: Andhra Pradesh

Cityblog Feature: PJ of the Day

Dronacharya ne Ekalavya ka angutha liya
Arjun Ko Dhanurvidya ki poori aur acchi shiksha meeli
Lekin Karan us shiksha se vanchit rehkar bhi utnehi acche dhanurdhar bane
To Vastav mein hero Kaun tha

Cityblog Special: Unique Basketball

Cityblog Feature: Fitness Tips from Fitcon

Half of America hasn't recovered from the recession

A decade after the financial crisis, the U.S. economy seems to be firing on all cylinders, with unemployment at a 50-year low and growth hitting its stride. But a deeper look reveals a more troubling picture: Between 2012 and 2015 -- a period when the recovery seemed to be gaining speed -- nearly half of all counties nationwide saw flat or declining growth, according to new government data. 
More broadly, the Commerce Department figures highlight a stark and worrisome reality: While a handful of places around the U.S. are thriving, most regions are barely trudging ahead. And that trend is creating a widening geographic gap between a relatively few prosperous areas, mostly urban oases, and the desert of stagnation that lies beyond.  
"For many communities, what you've got is a lost decade of economic growth," said John Lettieri, CEO of the Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan think tank, adding that "the topline economy doesn't match the local experiences." 

Cityblog Special" Festival of Lights

People view illuminations at the annual Festival of Light at the Elizabethan Longleat House near Frome in Wiltshire, England, on December 12, 2018.