Adobe confirms zeroday danger in Reader and Acrobat

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Adobe on Tuesday issued a critical security advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. A vulnerability was detected and confirmed in Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. Adobe said the flaw could cause a crash and allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. The vulnerability is being “actively exploited in limited, targeted attacks in the wild against Adobe Reader 9.x on Windows,” according to the Adobe statement. The goal by attackers is to infect computers with malware. Since it can lead to the execution of arbitrary code, Adobe is categorizing the vulnerability as critical.Adobe says the flaw affects multiple operating systems and various versions of its software.• Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh• Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX• Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.1) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh• Adobe Acrobat 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and MacintoshThe Reader for Android and Adobe Flash player are not affected.Lockheed Martin and members of the Defense Security Information Exchange discovered and reported the flaw to Adobe. Defense contractors are being targeted, suggest reports. Adobe says it is working on the fix and plans to issue an update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows no later than the week of December 12. .Adobe will “address the issue” in .Adobe Reader X and Acrobat X for Windows with the next update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat, and earlier versions of the Mac, scheduled for January 10.An update to address Adobe Reader 9.x for UNIX is also planned for January 10.Tracking the latest information on the Adobe incident can be done by accessing the blog at blogs.adobe.com/psirt.Meanwhile, security vendors Sophos reported on Tuesday that more mischief is being added in the form of fake fixes that are pretending to be sent from Adobe. Sophos is warning the public to beware of the phony upgrade notifications. The emails carry a ZIP attachment which has a version of the Zeus Trojan designed to steal banking information. Samples seen so far by Sophos all carry malware in the file “Adobe Systems Software Critical Update Dec 2011.exe” contained within the ZIP. © 2011 PhysOrg.com 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. Citation: Adobe confirms zero-day danger in Reader and Acrobat (2011, December 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-adobe-zero-day-danger-reader-acrobat.htmlcenter_img More information: nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/ … on-malware-attached/ Explore further Adobe cutting 680 jobslast_img read more

Robots get social network of their very own no kidding

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — This will for some robot-alarmists seem like the last straw. For robot enthusiasts though it will seem more like refreshing innovation. A technology site says it is time to see robots expressing themselves in living rooms as well as labs across the globe: Robots are getting their own Facebook-style social networking site, according to a news release trumpeting this week’s launch of MyRobots.com. More information: www.myrobots.com/Press release Explore further Thanks to RoboEarth the bots can learn on their own This will be a portal designed for robot owners and builders to connect their robots, monitor their status, and control them. The site invites owners of robotic devices to create profile pages for them and upload photos. The portal also offers an option to have the robots generate their own status updates.As Gary Cutlack of Gizmodo described the new site, “All you need is a web enabled bit of hardware and the knowledge to link that to the site’s API, then your hand-made LEGO robot can start telling the world how many times it’s been charged today.”Project coordinator and robotics specialist, Carlos Asmat, of Montreal, said that “You can see MyRobots.com as the Facebook for robots and smart objects.” Like Facebook, there is no fee for signing up, although that may change. “The craziness will last for a limited (albeit undefined) time,” says the site. After that, a purchase of tokens will be required, but the sum is not yet specified. “Each one of your robots needs one token per month of access.”The portal is in beta, a point that the up-front language of the new site makes clear: “Such an innovative concept needs testing in the real world with real users. This is why we decided to open up the service to everyone even though there might be some rough edges to sand-off. If rough edges scare you, then you might want to wait until the service becomes more mature.”Internet-enabled robots can be connected to MyRobots with an open API in place. Robots that are unable to access the Internet directly can use a physical device called “MyRobots Connect.” The device is designed for any robot capable of serial communication to be connected to MyRobots. Once a robot is connected, the owner can monitor it via the web, giving it commands and receiving alerts.“Soon, I will be able to connect to the robots in my home, and MyRobots will provide me with their current status such as if all is well, they have a problem or even if they require maintenance,” said Mario Tremblay, RobotShop CEO. Tremblay’s company is running the new site. RobotShop.com, is an e-commerce site specializing in service robotics.To say that this is the world’s first robot-sharing site would not be true, as there is also RoboEarth, described as “a giant network and database repository where robots can share information and learn from each other about their behavior and their environment.” The site is designed for robots to upload their experiences at solving a task so that other robots learn from the data. RoboEarth’s team members are Europe-based researchers with funding from the European Commission’s Cognitive Systems and Robotics Initiative.As for MyRobots, “Oυr main focus іѕ tο provide services thаt augment robot performance fοr еnԁ-users іn a friendly way,” ѕаid Asmat.Information about compatible hardware and the communication API is available on the site. MyRobots.com uses the Open Source ThingSpeak API. This is a data engine created by ioBridge. ThingSpeak provides the basic functionality to MyRobots, such as the transmission, storage and graphical visualization of data and sending messages to communicate with “smart” objects. ThingSpeak’s community includes users of the Arduino microcontroller.center_img Citation: Robots get social network of their very own (no kidding) (2011, December 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-robots-social-network-kidding.html 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. © 2011 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

Going up Kickstarter hopefuls raise space elevator cash

first_img(Phys.org)—A Space Elevator Project has gone past its $8,000 goal on Kickstarter, although the group’s ultimate goal is to raise a cooler $100,000 up to $3 million as the project achieves phase to phase progress. The company, LiftPort, has the idea for a space elevator that could take robots, cargo, and humans to the surface of the moon with a single launch rocket solution. The concept could become a reality in eight years. Michael Laine, CEO of the company, set as its first goal the draw of $8,000 to fund the early part of the project that will be placed on the moon, hopefully around the year 2020. Laine has been immersed in space elevator research for over ten years and is the president of the US Alumni Association for the International Space University. While a small amount of money raised will make them a stronger hobby team the more they raise in time the stronger the possibility that LiftPort can become a true lunar elevator company. As of this writing, the amount that has been pledged is $13,899 with 16 days to goThe overall goal is continued research and work toward the construction of that lunar elevator. “The study will include characterization of materials; analysis of required rocketry and robotics; and evaluation of landing sites and methods of anchoring to the Lunar surface. Additionally, Ribbon spooling, infrastructure deployment, and micrometeorite mitigation techniques will be explored,” according to the company. The Liftport system would allow access to the lunar surface via a ribbon cable. The Liftport system would first send a base spacecraft into orbit. A ribbon cable would shoot out towards the lunar surface, and a lander module would attach to the moon’s surface. The lander would be drilled into the surface.The immediate step first is to test the system on earth with a 2km-high elevator. The company plans to use the Kickstarter funds to create a floating balloon platform tethered to the ground, which will assist a robot to climb into the sky. According to company notes, “the plan is to first build the ‘bot, then an indoor test rig. Imagine a vertical treadmill.”When the team is satisfied with its performance, they will build out the Tethered Towers test platform of helium balloons held to the ground with a ribbon. “We can pre-test this up to 200ft without causing a ruckus at the Federal Aviation Administration. Any further, and we need airspace clearances from the FAA, Air Force and Navy.”Laine says that the modest goal of $8,000 at first is to rebuild their community. “We will launch another campaign; and another, and another and another.”The most ambitious goal of raising $3 million would allow the LiftPort to carry out a one-year feasibility study for the moon space elevator project. If successful, the technology could also act as a cheap communications tower on Earth, help to monitor crops, watch for forest fires, and carry cameras to show a sky picture of natural disaster areas. “We’ve been catalyzing and coordinating the commercial development of the Space Elevator for over nine years. I was personally involved with NASA’s 2001-2003 definitive research study. My company, LiftPort, grew out of the results of that study,” said Laine. Riding A Ribbon To Space A Thousand Feet Closer Explore further Citation: Going up? Kickstarter hopefuls raise space elevator cash (2012, August 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-kickstarter-space-elevator-cash.html © 2012 Phys.org More information: liftport.com/www.kickstarter.com/projects/m … o-the-sky-a-tethered 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.last_img read more

Liquid crystals controlled by magnetic fields may lead to new optical applications

first_img Play A cured pattern (black grid lines) is not affected by a changing magnetic field, while the uncured spaces in between can be still be optically switched. Credit: Wang, et al. ©2014 American Chemical Society With its advantageous features such as the electrode-less remote control of its optical properties and ability to fixate the liquid crystal orientation to create polarization patterns, the magnetically actuated liquid crystals could provide a new platform for fabricating other novel optical devices, including displays, waveguides, actuators, and optical modulators.”Our magnetic liquid crystals show control of the transmittance of light so that they can have direct applications in displays such as signage, posters, writing tablets, and billboards, although their use as high-resolution displays (like computer monitors) might be limited due to the resolution in controlling the magnetic fields,” Yin said. “They may also find applications as optical modulators, which are optical communication devices for controlling the amplitude, phase, polarization, and propagation direction of light.”In the future, the researchers plan to further improve the optical properties of the nanorods.”The absorption of the iron oxide nanorods in the visible spectrum may limit some potential applications,” Yin said. “Our next step will be reducing the optical absorption of the iron oxide nanorods, either by modifying the iron oxide nanorods to reduce their absorption or replacing them with other transparent magnetic nanorods. Our future efforts will also be made to explore the use of our materials for specific applications. Although we have envisioned many potential applications, it still requires significant efforts to optimize the technology to fit the specific needs of various applications.” Play A liquid crystal being continuously optically switched by a rotating magnetic field. Credit: Wang, et al. ©2014 American Chemical Society This method provides a way to control the liquid crystals’ optical properties because of the relationship between the nanorods’ orientations and the amount of light that is transmitted through them. When the nanorods are oriented parallel (0°) or perpendicular (90°) to the polarizer, light intensity is very low so the display is dark. When the nanorods are oriented at 45° relative to the polarizer, light intensity is high so the display is bright. By rotating the magnetic field continuously, the researchers could cause continuous optical switching of the liquid crystal.Another advantage of constructing liquid crystals out of inorganic nanostructures is that it opens up the possibility of permanently fixing the orientation of certain nanorods with lithography. To demonstrate, the researchers sandwiched a liquid crystal solution containing magnetic nanorods and resin between two pieces of glass. Then they placed a photomask on top, and used a UV light to cure the resin and fix the orientation of the nanorods in the uncovered regions of the photomask. Next, the researchers removed the photomask, rotated the magnetic field to change the orientation of the unfixed nanorods, and finally used the UV light again to fix these nanorods in the new orientation. Liquid crystals can also be controlled, or actuated, by switching a magnetic field. Magnetic actuation has the advantage that it doesn’t require direct contact, whereas electrical actuation requires contact with electrodes. However, so far all demonstrations of using magnetic fields to actuate liquid crystals have required extremely strong magnetic fields (~ 1 Tesla), limiting their practical use.Now in a new study published in Nano Letters, researchers Mingsheng Wang, et al., at the University of California, Riverside; and Whittier College in Whittier, California, have demonstrated that weak magnetic fields (1 milliTesla) can effectively actuate liquid crystals. The magnetically actuated liquid crystals exhibit a switching speed of less than 0.01 seconds (frequency above 100 Hz), which is comparable to the performance of commercial liquid crystals based on electrical switching.Key to the achievement was using magnetic iron oxide nanorods as building blocks to construct the liquid crystals. Due to their magnetic properties, the nanorods’ orientations can be controlled by weak magnetic fields. Upon the application of an external magnetic field, the magnetic nanorods align themselves along the field direction. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen (Phys.org) —Liquid crystals are widely known for their use in LCD TVs, in which quickly changing electrical fields are used to control the molecular order of the liquid crystals. This in turn changes how light is transmitted through the liquid crystals to make the pictures change on the TV screen. The result was a patterned liquid crystal whose dark and bright areas can be reversed by shifting the axis of the polarizer. Because the pattern is polarization-dependent, it could have applications in anti-counterfeiting devices.”The liquid crystals can be made in a polymer thin film in which the orientation of magnetic nanorods can be fixed by combining magnetic alignment and lithography processes, thus creating patterns of different polarizations and control over the transmittance of light in particular areas,” coauthor Yadong Yin, Professor at University of California-Riverside, told Phys.org. “Such a thin film does not display visual information under normal light, but shows high contrast patterns under polarized light. The contrast of the patterns can also change with the direction of the polarized light, making them immediately very useful for anticounterfeiting or other information encryption applications.” Let there be light: Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals More information: Mingsheng Wang, et al. “Magnetically Actuated Liquid Crystals.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/nl501302s Explore further Citation: Liquid crystals controlled by magnetic fields may lead to new optical applications (2014, July 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-07-liquid-crystals-magnetic-fields-optical.html Top: Scheme showing magnetic control over light transmittance in the novel liquid crystals. B is the alternating magnetic field. The polarized light is seen in yellow. The gray rods represent the polarizers. The magnetic field controls the orientation of the nanorods (seen in orange), which in turn affects the polarization of the light and, then, the amount of light that can pass through the polarizers. Bottom: Images show how a polarization-modulated pattern changes darkness/brightness by rotating the direction of the cross polarizers. The circles and background contain magnetic nanorods aligned at different orientations. By combining magnetic alignment and lithography processes, it is possible to create patterns of different polarizations in a thin composite film and control over the transmittance of light in particular areas. Credit: Wang, et al. ©2014 American Chemical Society © 2014 Phys.org PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Journal information: Nano Letters 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.last_img read more

Two new ways to measure the gravitational constant

first_img 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 measure of gravitational constant higher than expected A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and one in Russia has devised two new ways to measure the gravitational constant. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes the two methods and how accurate they were. Stephan Schlamminger with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. writes a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal edition. Explore further Comparison with previous results. G values obtained in this work compared with recent measurements . Credit: Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0431-5 Journal information: Naturecenter_img More information: Qing Li et al. Measurements of the gravitational constant using two independent methods, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0431-5AbstractThe Newtonian gravitational constant, G, is one of the most fundamental constants of nature, but we still do not have an accurate value for it. Despite two centuries of experimental effort, the value of G remains the least precisely known of the fundamental constants. A discrepancy of up to 0.05 per cent in recent determinations of G suggests that there may be undiscovered systematic errors in the various existing methods. One way to resolve this issue is to measure G using a number of methods that are unlikely to involve the same systematic effects. Here we report two independent determinations of G using torsion pendulum experiments with the time-of-swing method and the angular-acceleration-feedback method. We obtain G values of 6.674184 × 10−11 and 6.674484 × 10−11 cubic metres per kilogram per second squared, with relative standard uncertainties of 11.64 and 11.61 parts per million, respectively. These values have the smallest uncertainties reported until now, and both agree with the latest recommended value within two standard deviations. Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces of nature (the others are the weak and strong interaction and electromagnetism). Despite hundreds of years of concerted effort by scientists around the world, there is still no explanation for how it works. Adding to the frustration is the fact that no one has been able to find a way to measure its actual force—scientists have been trying to do that for hundreds of years, as well. In modern times, researchers have come very close, however—the current accepted value is 6.67408 × 10−11 m3 kg-1 s-2. In this new effort, researchers working in China have modified a standard way of measuring the gravitational constant—torsion pendulums. The method was first devised by Henry Cavendish back in 1798, and since then, has been modified many times to make it more accurate.In the first approach, the researchers built a device consisting of a silica plate coated with metal hung in the air by a wire. Two steel balls provided a gravitational attraction. The force of gravity was measured by noting how much the wire twisted. The second approach was similar to the first, except that the plate was hung from a spinning turntable that kept the wire in place. In such an apparatus, the gravitational force was measured by noting the rotation of the turntable.In both approaches, the researchers added features to prevent interference from nearby objects and disturbances, including seismic. They report measurements of 6.674484 × 10−11 and 6.674184 × 10−11m3 kg-1 s-2—both of which, the team claims, are more precise than other previous measurements. Citation: Two new ways to measure the gravitational constant (2018, August 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-ways-gravitational-constant.html © 2018 Phys.orglast_img read more

Four killed in fresh east Ukraine clashes

first_imgKiev on Thursday said four soldiers had been killed and 14 injured in renewed clashes with pro-Russian insurgents in the former Soviet country’s separatist east.Military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk told reporters that the losses came in Lugansk – the smaller of the two separatist provinces in Ukraine to have fallen under partial militia control in the past 16 months of conflict.An upsurge in fighting that began last week in neighbouring Donetsk and killed 10 people on Sunday has raised renewed fears of full-scale warfare returning to the edge of the European Union’s unstable eastern front. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande – co-sponsors of an increasingly tattered six-month-old truce – will meet Ukraine’s Western-backed leader Petro Poroshenko in Berlin on Monday in a bid to rescue the deal.The meeting will notably omit President Vladimir Putin – the Kremlin leader who persistently denies any involvement in the crisis and calls Russian soldiers discovered in the war zone “volunteers”.Putin’s absence is seen as a diplomatic snub designed to underscore Western concern and anger at the return of more serious hostilities after a months-long lull that helped contain the bloodshed to just a handful of hotspots.NATO on Wednesday warned the separatists against grabbing more territory and stressed that Moscow had a “special responsibility” for restoring peace. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded by expressing hope the meeting with Merkel and Hollande “will be instructional” for Poroshenko and result in the agreed-upon withdrawal of Ukraine’s biggest weapons from the frontline.last_img read more

Himachal CM seeks copy of FIR in assets case

first_imgVirbhadra Singh filed an application before Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge S.C. Rajan.The court has fixed the matter for hearing for September 30 and asked the CBI to file response on the plea by Virbhadra Singh.Himachal Pradesh CM in his application has also sought the court’s permission to inspect the judicial record of the case lodged against him.In June, the CBI initiated a preliminary inquiry against Virbhadra Singh and his family over allegations of corruption and acquiring assets disproportionate to their known sources of income during his tenure as the union steel minister. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra dam”The FIR was registered when Virbhadra Singh was union steel minister. There was corruption and this has been proved now. He has no right to continue. He should resign,” union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said earlier.The case was registered on September 23 under the Prevention of Corruption Act against the former union minister, his wife Pratibha Singh, LIC agent Anand Chauhan and an associate Chunnilal.The CBI raided Virbhadra Singh’s private residence, Holly Lodge, located in Jakhu Hills in Shimla, on September 26. At that time, the chief minister and his family were not at home and celebrating his daughter’s wedding elsewhere.last_img read more

IndiGo starts KolkataDhaka flight service

first_imgKolkata: IndiGo airline launched its Kolkata-Dhaka service on Wednesday from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport, Kolkata.Flight 6E 1858 departed from Kolkata Airport at around 4.40 pm with 163 passengers on board.Atul Dikshit, Airport Director, Kolkata, along with some senior officials from AAI and IndiGo commenced the inaugural celebrations by lighting a lamp to mark the happy moment aheadof the flight.IndiGo will operate one flight every day. It will fly from Kolkata at 4:40pm and land in Dhaka at 6:10pm.During the return journey, it will depart from Dhaka at 7:10 pm and arrive in Kolkata at 8 pm.last_img

IRCTC to operate Maharajas Express for New Year travellers

first_imgNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website,Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTravellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC. Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.last_img read more

Why teenagers rarely share online risks with parents

first_imgAn increasing number of teenagers get discouraged to talk to their parents about potentially risky online experiences, such as cyberbullying, sexual exchanges and viewing inappropriate content online, because parents tend to emote much stronger feelings and tend to freak out, become angry or scared, researchers have found. The study showed that parents and children often have much different perceptions of and reactions to the same online situations. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”There seems to be a disconnect between what types of situations teenagers experience every day and what types of experiences parents have online,” said Pamela Wisniewski, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the US.”Teenagers tended to be more nonchalant and say that the incident made them embarrassed, while parents, even though they were reporting more low-risk events, emoted much stronger feelings, becoming angry and scared. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”For teenagers, some felt these types of experiences were just par for the course,” Wisniewski added, in the study, presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing in Oregon.Parents who overreact, when their children report any such events, are likely to curb communication as when risky situation are reported to parents, they tend to freak out and make things worse, causing teenagers to refrain from talking about situations that may upset their parents. “When teenagers actually talked to their parents about what had happened, they often wanted help understanding or navigating the situation, but parents tended to misinterpret their intent, not realising that their teenagers were trying to open lines of communication,” Wisniewski said.Parental reactions – both over or under reactions – may not just thwart teenagers from seeking their parents’ help with a current problem, but also diminish the teenagers’ ability to successfully navigate future online encounters that may be even more risky, the researchers revealed.last_img read more