2 held for gang rape in Sylhet

first_img.A 14-year girl was reportedly gang-raped by four people in sadar upazila of Sunamganj on Tuesday, reports UNB.Police arrested two people — bus driver Aniul Haque of Ikachai village in Jagannathpur municipality and Sunamganj bus-stop manager Burhan Uddin of Jagannatpur — in this connection on Thursday.The victim hailing from Sonargaon village in Biswanath upazila went out of her home following a family feud and reached Jagannathpur municipality area on Tuesday, said sub-inspector Lutfar Rahman of Jagannathpur Police Station.At one stage, she took shelter near a shop from where the culprits took the girl to Burhan Uddin’s house saying that they will help her reach her residence by a bus.But, the accused along with two of their associates violated her whole night, leaving her severely injured.Later in the morning, the victim went to the police station and disclosed the matter.The girl was sent to Osmani Medical College Hospital medical check-up, said Naba Gopal Das, officer-in-charge of the police station.last_img read more

PM returns home from Saudi Arabia

first_imgPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina returned home early Saturday wrapping up her four-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 1:20am, reports UNB.The premier went to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday on the four-day bilateral visit at the invitation of the Saudi king, also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.During her stay in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Hasina had separate meetings with the Saudi king, and Saudi crown prince and deputy prime minister Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh on Wednesday.She performed holy ‘Umrah’ in Makkah on Thursday and offered ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah on Wednesday night.The prime minister also had a meeting with the Saudi business community, including leaders of the Council of Saudi Chamber (CSC) and Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, at Riyadh on Wednesday.Five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed between the two countries after the meeting.Sheikh Hasina also opened the Chancery Complex of Bangladesh Embassy constructed on its own land at the Diplomatic Quarters in Riyadh on Wednesday and laid the foundation stone of the Chancery Building of Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah on Thursday.last_img read more

Harvey Puts Strain On ChildCare Providers Struggling To Reopen

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X GABRIEL CRISTÓVER PÉREZ / KUTPatricia Belcher speaks with her daughter as she lays with her grandchildren, Kamayiah Franklin, Zada Brown and Noe Alvarez at the Delco Center.While Harvey has shut down school for hundreds of thousands of students, it’s also closed down child-care centers for many of Houston’s youngest children.One major reason is physical damage to child care centers. A survey of 4,000 daycare providers shows that 1,400 suffered some kind of damage.  “Classroom materials being damaged, roofs being damaged, ceilings seeing leakage, a lot of different issues that are going to make it very difficult for them to reopen,” said Carol Shattuck, president and CEO of the Collaborative for Children.The early education advocacy group reached out to providers after the storm. She said that repairs aren’t the only challenge.“One of the biggest issues that they are facing is being able to get staff members, teachers back in the classroom so they can reopen,” she explained.Child care providers — either in centers or at private homes — have to follow certain rules for how many children one teacher can care for. And if they don’t meet that ratio, they can’t get back to normal. 00:00 /00:59 Listen Sharelast_img read more

Massive brown dwarf detected by astronomers

first_img 2019 Science X Network An international team of astronomers has found a new brown dwarf, one of the most massive objects of this type discovered to date. The newly detected brown dwarf, designated EPIC 212036875 b, turns out to be about 50 times more massive than Jupiter. The finding is detailed in a paper published June 13 on arXiv.org. Brown dwarfs are intermediate objects between planets and stars. Astronomers generally agree that they are substellar objects occupying the mass range between 13 and 80 Jupiter masses. Notably, out of the 2,000 brown dwarfs so far detected, only about 400 of them were found to be circling around stars.Observations have shown that brown dwarfs with masses between 35 and 55 Jupiter masses orbiting their hosts at a relatively close distance (less than 3.0 AU) are extremely rare and difficult to find. This so-called “brown dwarf desert” is constantly studied by astronomers using various techniques, aiming to find other examples of this peculiar type.Now, an international group of researchers led by Carina M. Persson of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden reports the finding of a new massive brown dwarf, apparently another representative of this desert. The new object, designated EPIC 212036875 b, was identified by NASA’s prolonged Kepler mission known as K2, and Persson’s team confirmed its brown dwarf nature using ground-based telescopes.”In this paper, we report the independent discovery and observations of EPIC 212036875 b performed by the KESPRINT consortium,” the paper reads as the detection of this object was almost simultaneously reported by other group of astronomers.According to the study, EPIC 212036875 b is about 51 times as massive as Jupiter, but approximately 17 percent smaller than our solar system’s gas giant. These values imply the brown dwarf’s mean density at a level of around 108 g/cm3.Observations conducted by Persson’s team found that EPIC 212036875 b orbits its host approximately every 5.17 days at a distance of about 0.06 AU from it. These results confirm that the newfound object represents the brown dwarf desert. Such a close orbit also means that the brown dwarf should be relatively hot—its equilibrium temperature is estimated to be about 1,450 K.The study reveals that the host, EPIC 212036875, is a slightly evolved star of spectral type F7 V, about 41 percent larger and 15 percent more massive that the sun. Its age was estimated to be around 5.1 billion years and its effective temperature was measured to be 6,230 K.In concluding remarks, the researchers ponder the possible formation and evolution scenarios for EPIC 212036875 b. They assume that this brown dwarf most likely formed due to gravitational instabilities in a protoplanetary disc.”We argue that EPIC 212036875 b formed via gravitational disc instabilities in the outer part of the disc, followed by a quick migration. Orbital tidal circularisation may have started early in its history for a brief period when the brown dwarf’s radius was larger,” the astronomers concluded. More information: Carina M. Persson et al. Greening of the Brown Dwarf Desert. EPIC 212036875 b—a 51 MJ object in a 5 day orbit around an F7 V star. arXiv:1906.05048v2 [astro-ph.EP]. arxiv.org/abs/1906.05048 Transit light curve folded to the orbital period of EPIC 212036875 b. The K2 photometric data is indicated with the red points, and the best-fitted transit model with the solid black line. The residuals of the fit are shown in the lower panel. Credit: Persson et al., 2019. Another brown dwarf in the system? Study investigates properties of HD 206893 Explore further Citation: Massive brown dwarf detected by astronomers (2019, June 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-massive-brown-dwarf-astronomers.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.last_img read more