Happy with both good and bad reactions to The Office Rohan Sippy

first_imgMumbai: Rohan Sippy the director of the Indian remake of popular American sitcom “The Office” says he is fine with the reception the Hotstar Special has got as it only means that the show has succeeded in starting conversations. An official adaptation of the international series of the same name, the show has been directed by Sippy and Debbie Rao. The Indian version, set in Faridabad, chronicles the nine-to-five lives of the employees at Wilkins Chawla as they navigate their mundane routine that invariably gives rise to comical situations. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka The 13-episode sitcom, which premiered on the streaming platform last month, has been mostly panned by the critics and the fans but Sippy has a different opinion on this. “A small number – the more anglicised crowd – is critical of the show, but many more people seem to be really enjoying it. I’m sure a lot of them haven’t seen the original, just like most Americans would not have seen the UK version. Overall, I’m very happy with both kind of reactions, as it means that people are engaging with the content,” Sippy told PTI. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna The director said he is happy that the Indian show has been able to capture the feel and the mood of the original. “I am happy that they stuck closely to the screenplay of the original, as it is an extremely well-written show. The reason it (American show) is such a lasting success is that it contains so many universally recognisable elements, like the romance between Jim and Pam (played by actors John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer). So adapting them was reasonably organic. “Having said that, I think there have been nice touches, the way Dwight (actor Rainn Wilson’s character) has been Indianised as TP Mishra (portrayed by actor Gopal Datt). One of my favourite characters is actually original — the peon Bhadoria. I hope his character increases as the seasons proceed.” Sippy, however, admitted that remaking the show was a risk, which he believes, was worth taking. “In all parts of life, the risk goes along with the reward. Though in this case, I think it has been a pretty safe bet as there are hundreds of episodes to draw on to keep this show going,” he added. The show is backed by Applause Entertainment.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of December 23 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, December 23, 2018:181569 — Wilmington Planning Board — 196 Ballardvale St181575 — Wilmington Board of Appeals — Mapvale181592 — Removal of PR Janes Estate Wilmington181593 — Successor PR Janes Estate Wilmington(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Lady Gagas four campy Met Gala outfits spark Twitter frenzy

first_img I am every single one of them reacting to @ladygaga #MetGala pic.twitter.com/l4W4YVfCkU— Lola Mento (@akaLolaMento) May 6, 2019 me every time lady gaga busts out a new dress #MetGala pic.twitter.com/HmMSUovlRq— Natalie (@Nat_G4) May 6, 2019 Tags Comment While Gaga applied lipstick, another look came to light — a bright pink, form-fitting dress. Gaga wore rhinestone sunglasses and a Tiffany and Co. butterfly necklace to make it even more fabulous.  *@ladygaga arrives at the #MetGala* The World: pic.twitter.com/4P0ZvENwm9— Logo 🏳️‍🌈 (@LogoTV) May 6, 2019 #LADYGAGA METBALL #METGALA pic.twitter.com/GniPGsc5dr— mrsberthamasonrochester (@mrsberthamason1) May 6, 2019 .@LadyGaga stuns with several wardrobe changes on the #MetGala red carpet…and a campy performance! #MetCamp pic.twitter.com/ZSguM9G2jr— The Met (@metmuseum) May 6, 2019 Culture Only Lady Gaga can serve FOUR different outfits at once on the same red carpet! Absolutely iconic! #MetGala pic.twitter.com/Q7eeBAZcsI— ♔ (@KingLadyGaga) May 6, 2019 Met Gala: The theme is “Camp”Lady Gaga: Yes pic.twitter.com/JZc3drtrZL— Lady Gaga is one of us (@ladymonsterrr_) May 6, 2019 Lady gaga took the camp theme too literally and brought her own tent #MetGala #metcamp pic.twitter.com/m80Q0rHii0— 🍯 (@Honeyydropz) May 6, 2019center_img And her final look was a bit scandalous — Gaga stripped down to nothing but a crystal bra and panties.Of course, Gaga’s Met Gala entrance spawned some entertaining Twitter reactions. “Lady Gaga took the camp theme too literally and brought her own tent,”  one Twitter user wrote of the first giant cape dress.  Enlarge ImageLady Gaga attends the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. John Shearer/Getty Images for THR When Lady Gaga goes to the Met Gala, fans know they’re in for something wild — especially when this year’s theme is Camp.The singer and A Star is Born actress changed into not one, but four different outfits, designed by Brandon Maxwell during the coveted fashion event on Monday. Gaga walked up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with dancers, makeup artist Sarah Tanno and her personal photographer on hand. She started off with a pink cape dress that included a giant bow and a massive 25-foot train, with her dancers helping Gaga up the Met Gala steps.  1 We’re speechless over Lady Gaga’s fourth and final, barely-there #MetGala look https://t.co/R7FRlFINhH pic.twitter.com/RdKuCZ9Hu2— Variety (@Variety) May 6, 2019 A round of applause for Lady Gaga #MetGala pic.twitter.com/ToAQ05PAdd— Gaga Daily (@gagadaily) May 6, 2019 A perfect illusion? Lady Gaga reveals ANOTHER Schiaparelli pink dress #MetGala https://t.co/R7FRlFINhH pic.twitter.com/baNXtkufi4— Variety (@Variety) May 6, 2019 Originally published 3:35 p.m. PT. Update, 4:05 p.m. PT: Adds more reaction to Gaga’s outfits.  Share your voice This first look of the pink dress then unzipped to reveal a second look — a corseted black dress. But the real camp moment when Gaga posed for impromptu photos while holding a clunky phone that looked like something out of the ’80s. Lady Gagalast_img read more

Jurassic insect that mimicked ginkgo leaves discovered

first_img Explore further More information: Jurassic mimicry between a hangingfly and a ginkgo from China, PNAS, Published online before print November 26, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1205517109AbstractA near-perfect mimetic association between a mecopteran insect species and a ginkgoalean plant species from the late Middle Jurassic of northeastern China recently has been discovered. The association stems from a case of mixed identity between a particular plant and an insect in the laboratory and the field. This confusion is explained as a case of leaf mimesis, wherein the appearance of the multilobed leaf of Yimaia capituliformis (the ginkgoalean model) was accurately replicated by the wings and abdomen of the cimbrophlebiid Juracimbrophlebia ginkgofolia (the hangingfly mimic). Our results suggest that hangingflies developed leaf mimesis either as an antipredator avoidance device or possibly as a predatory strategy to provide an antiherbivore function for its plant hosts, thus gaining mutual benefit for both the hangingfly and the ginkgo species. This documentation of mimesis is a rare occasion whereby exquisitely preserved, co-occurring fossils occupy a narrow spatiotemporal window that reveal likely reciprocal mechanisms which plants and insects provide mutual defensive support during their preangiospermous evolutionary histories. The inch and a half long fossil specimen was first overlooked, the team says, as those that found it first believed it to be a (now extinct) five lobed ginkgo leaf sample embedded within ancient rock. Upon closer inspection, the researchers discovered that the specimen was actually that of a fossilized scorpionfly, which is known more commonly as a hangingfly (Juracimbrophlebia ginkgofolia), because of its tendency to hang from branches waiting for prey to pass by. It was found in the northeastern part of Inner Mongolia. The scorpionfly gets its name from its oversized male genitalia that resemble a scorpion stinger. To mimic surrounding ginkgo leaves, the insect would latch onto a branch, hang down and spread its wings wide open. The researchers suggest that the insect likely evolved its mimicry abilities to help it evade predators or to help it hide from prey, as is seen with many modern insects. The first attribute would have been most useful as close inspection of the insect revealed weak wings and legs. They noted also that it was possible that the insect and the ginkgo formed a partnership of sorts with the tree providing shelter and the hangingfly eating other bugs that might seek to feed on the trees’ leaves.The discovery of the hangingfly fossil adds to the knowledgebase of insects that mimic non-flowering plants. Most mimicking insects going back 100 million years tend to mimic angiosperms. The newly discovered hangingfly fossil predates other fossilized mimicking insects by approximately 40 million years.Both the fossilized hangingfly and the ginkgo plant that it mimicked, date back to the heyday of the dinosaurs and thus it’s quite possible that the plant served as food for them and other large herbivores. © 2012 Phys.org Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Molecular study could push back angiosperm originscenter_img Camera lucida drawings of J. ginkgofolia gen. et sp. nov., holotype CNU-MEC-NN-2010–050P. Credit: (c)2012 PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1205517109 Citation: Jurassic insect that mimicked ginkgo leaves discovered (2012, November 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-jurassic-insect-mimicked-ginkgo.html (Phys.org)—Researchers working in China have discovered an insect that lived 165 million years ago that they believe used its wings to mimic the leaves of an ancient ginkgo tree. The fossil finding, the team writes in their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is one of the few that shows that early insects mimicked non-flowering plants millions of years before doing so with angiosperms. 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

Woven stories

first_imgHere’s an opportunity to get a first hand view of traditional techniques and hand skills passed down from generations. The third edition of Dastkar Summer Weaves that commenced on April 9 at Nature Bazaar displays a wide variety of regional handloom textile from across the country. Under the shade of vibrant canopies, cool fabrics fresh off the loom brought directly by weavers and artisans at the event. Bright and breezy fabrics innovate styled into sarees, dupattas, suit sets and yardages are a treat for the eyes. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Special textile technique demonstrations  feature to showcase the processes that make handloom and hand-worked textiles such precious and distinctly unique fabrics. Weaving demonstrations on a handloom illustrates how a length of cloth evolves from fibers spun into yarns that then combine one thread at a time, to form the beautiful textile.Bandhani is an ancient tie-dye technique from Rajasthan. Visitors can see how fabrics are intricately knotted into fine dotted designs, resist-dyed and then untied to reveal the patterned designs. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe twelve-day handloom textile extravaganza offers vibrant and invigorating cottons and silken chanderis with beautiful Dabu, Ajrakh, and Batik hand-block prints; Khadi and cotton weaves in exciting and intricate embroideries like Sujini, Ari, Kantha, Phulkari and Chikankari.Apart from this, there are also folk performances lined up to showcase the cultural potpourri that is India.!Where: The Nature BazaarWhen: ON till April 20 Timings: 11a.m. – 7p.m.Entry: Rs. 20last_img read more

What makes an online dater

first_imgBragging is a strict no-no if you wish to attract possible romantic partners through online dating. Rather, present yourself as humble and “real,” suggests new research. Braggers are often seen as arrogant or immodest and highlighting your most favourable physical characteristics and personality traits while minimising negative information in the online profile can reduce the viewer’s intention to contact and date you, the study said.“Daters should strive to present themselves as humble, ‘real’ people,” explained the authors, especially if their goal is to establish a long-term relationship based on trust. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In the study, the researchers ask how specific types of content in online dating profiles affect viewers’ impressions of the profile owner and their intentions to act on what they have seen by contacting the profile owner for a date. Crystal Wotipka and Andrew High of the University of Iowa asked 316 online daters what they thought of particular profiles.Participants were presented with one of four sample online dating profiles that exhibited different types of content development by the profile owner. The researchers looked specifically at the effects of two concepts – selective-self presentation and warranting. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSelective self-presentation is people’s ability to highlight the most flattering information to others.In the context of online dating, where the goal is to attract a partner, people are motivated to present a lot of positive information about themselves while minimising negative information – or in other words, to brag a little.People can “warrant” their online dating profiles by providing access to corroborating sites – for example, a link to a professional biography page or the name of a blog to which they regularly contribute, the authors explained.The authors found that viewers judged people who were perceived as overly bragging about themselves, their looks or their accomplishments as less trustworthy and less socially attractive, thereby lessening viewer’s intentions to date or contact those profile owners. The findings were published in the journal ‘Communication Monographs’.last_img read more

Uber Brings SelfDriving Program Back After Car Crashes in Arizona

first_imgMarch 28, 2017 This story originally appeared on PCMag Enroll Now for Free 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now UPDATE: An Uber spokesperson said on Monday afternoon that it will resume its self-driving car operations in all three cities where they operate. The company did not offer further details on Friday’s crash in Arizona, but said that it is confident in returning the vehicles to the road.ORIGINAL STORY:Following a collision that caused significant damage to an Uber self-driving car in Arizona last week, the company has suspended its autonomous driving experiments in Arizona and Pittsburgh.A photo on Twitter shows one of the Volvo SUVs fitted with Uber self-driving tech resting on its side near another battered vehicle, suggesting a major collision. A Tempe, Ariz., police spokesperson confirmed the collision in an email to Reuters, explaining that a human-driven vehicle “failed to yield” to the SUV.BREAKING: Self-driving Uber vehicle on it’s side after a collision in Tempe, AZ.Photos by @fresconews user Mark Beach pic.twitter.com/5NCF2KG0rW— Fresco News (@fresconews) March 25, 2017″The vehicles collided, causing the autonomous vehicle to roll onto its side,” Josie Montenegro told Reuters. “There were no serious injuries.”Following the collision, Uber suspended its U.S. self-driving programs in Tempe, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. The company resumed testing in San Francisco on Monday, since that program involves just two vehicles for research purposes and does not accept paying passengers.While self-driving vehicle collisions aren’t unheard of, they’re typically of the minor fender-bender variety. Google’s autonomous test vehicles have been involved in several crashes over the years, including an incident last September when another car ran a red light and collided with a Google SUV. A more serious crash last year left a Tesla driver dead after his car, operating in “Autpilot,” collided head-on with a truck.Last week’s collision appears to be the first major crash involving an Uber self-driving car, but the company’s self-driving experiment has been mired in controversy before. In December, Uber was forced to suspend its San Francisco self-driving program after it refused to secure a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV revoked the vehicles’ licenses, although the cars returned to the city in January for mapping and research purposes, instead of picking up paying passengers.The provenance of the company’s self-driving technology is also in question, following a lawsuit last month from Google subsidiary Waymo, which alleges that Uber used Google’s trade secrets without permission to develop its own self-driving cars. Uber claims the suit is “baseless.”last_img read more