From Mullum Malarum to Johnny Top 5 evergreen movies of J Mahendran

first_imgJ Mahendran in TheriVeteran Tamil actor-director J Mahendran passed away on April 02, 2019. Mahendran has been undergoing treatment of age-related illness in a Chennai hospital since March 27. The news of Mahendran’s death has been confirmed by his son John.Even though Mahendran started his career as a story writer, he later forayed into direction, and during the last stages of his career, he established himself as a character actor too. As the entire Kollywood is mourning the death of the legendary filmmaker, International Business Times, India presents you the list of five evergreen Mahendran movies which you should not miss.Mullum Malarum’Mullum Malarum’ directed by Mahendran was released in 1978 on the auspicious Independence Day. The film starred Rajinikanth in the lead role, and this movie’s box-office success played a crucial role in elevating the Superstar’s stardom which was at that time in its early phase. In the movie, Rajinikanth played the role of Kaali, a winch operator at a village power plant and this spectacular performance garnered him appreciation from all corners.During those times, J Mahendran was a mentor figure to Rajinikanth, and in many interviews, the actor has made it clear that he is very much obliged to Mahendran for shaping his career.UthiripookkalJ Mahendran’s ‘Uthiripookkal’ is considered a landmark in the history of Tamil cinema. With newcomers like Vijayan, Ashwini, Madhumalini, Charuhasan, Master Haja Sheriff and Baby Anju in the lead roles, J Mahendran crafted a heart-touching flick that still lives in the minds of Tamil movie lovers.For ‘Uthiripookkal’, J Mahendran won the best director (Tamil) honour in Filmfare awards. In 2013, IBN included ‘Uthiripookkal’ in the list of 100 greatest Indian films of all time.Nenjathai Killathe’Nenjathai Killathe’ is a critically acclaimed movie directed by J Mahendran, and it was released in 1980. The film starred Suhasini, Sarath Babu, Mohan and Pratap K. Pothen in prominent roles. The film won three awards each at the 28th National Film Awards and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards in 1981. As the film became a huge hit at the box-office, it was dubbed and released in Telugu as Mouna Geetham.JohnnyJ Mahendran made ‘Johnny’ with Rajinikanth in 1980. The film featured Rajinikanth in dual roles, and it also had Sridevi playing another prominent role. Ilayaraja’s scores in this film are still considered evergreen and are very much demanded in Tamil music channels and radio.Upon its release, the film emerged as a critical and commercial success, and audiences praised Rajinikanth and Sridevi for their fantabulous performances.Theri and Petta’Theri’ directed by Atlee and ‘Petta’ directed by Karthick Subbaraj featured J Mahendran playing strong character roles. Even though J Mahendran started acting in the final stages of his career, he proclaimed that he is a wonderful performer both on and off screen.In ‘Theri’, J Mahendran played the role of Vanamaamalai, a labour minister with grey shades. However, in ‘Petta’, Mahendran played a positive role, that of Rajapandi, a character that gets killed by his own son.last_img read more

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Jon Snow to betray Daenerys Targaryen in her fight against Cersei Lannister

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 3 leakGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last War” will feature how Daenerys Targaryen will come to terms with Jon Snow (Aegon Targaryen) and will march her army to invade King’s Landing.Now that Night King and his army of White Walkers are no more present in the Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen will be headed to the King’s Landing to fight the one battle that matters to her the most — kill Cersei Lannister and become the Queen of all the Seven Kingdoms. Daenerys still has several of her trusted allies including Tyrion Lannister, Grey Worm, Lord Varys, her two dragons, and possibly Jon Snow.We all know that Jon Snow does not wish to rule. In all the released episodes, we saw him fighting for the right but at the same time, he never demanded to become a King. In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1, Jon Snow learned that his real name is Aegon Targaryen which makes him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. That said, Daenerys did not come to terms with him when he told her the same.Even in the recently released episode, we saw that there was still some friction between these two characters. It looks like Daenerys still thinks that Jon will overthrow her and rule the Seven Kingdoms. However, this is probably not going to happen. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1 review Daenerys TargaryenGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)There are chances that along with Sansa Stark, Jon Snow will decide to stay in the North and keep it safe from any future terrors. The North is still recovering from the great battle and they will be needing Jon to stay there to help everyone.Jon may accompany Daenerys in her fight against Cersei but given the fact that Dany is not happy with him, she may ask him to stay back in the North, where he truly belongs. At the same time, it should be noted that he has kneeled in front of her and has called her his queen. So, to fulfill his promise, he may walk beside her when she will invade Cersei’s golden palace.If Daenerys brings Jon Snow along with her then she will be very powerful as he will be bringing the rest of the North with him. But if Jon decides to abandon her in the time of her need, then there will be some dire consequences for the character.last_img read more

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Full Show The New American Economy And Stories from the Storm July

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Monday’s Houston Matters: A Texas firefighters union is urging the City of Baytown to drop its lawsuit against a firefighter who’s battling cancer. It’s a legal dispute over coverage for medical treatment. Then, some homeowners impacted by Harvey are dropping out of a buyout program. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik will tell you why.Also this hour: As lawmakers in Washington, D.C. debate how to move forward with immigration policies, we take a look at how immigrants impact Houston’s economy. Plus: Another installment of Houston Public Media’s ‘Stories from the Storm’, featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on how Harvey changed their lives and the community around them.  Today, the managing directors of the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera talk about going downtown after the storm and discovering the damage to Houston’s Theatre District as well as the difficult road to recovery that had proud moments of resilience along the way.Then, Writer Jeff Balke join Houston Matters for the latest on the developments in Houston Sports. Watch An Excerpt from Houston Public Media’s Stories From The Storm Episode 4: managing directors of the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera talk Listen X WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share 00:00 /50:41last_img read more

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Dense gas detected in intercore bridges in the S235 starforming region

first_img Explore further Evolution of magnetic field in the star-forming complex G9.62+0.19 revealed by ALMA More information: NH3 Observations of the S235 Star Forming Region: Dense Gas in Inter-core Bridges, arXiv:1908.00954. arxiv.org/pdf/1908.00954.pdf 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. The first and second moment maps of ammonia in S235 and S235AB, shown left and right, respectively. Image credit: Burns et al., 2019. It is assumed that star formation is driven by two groups of mechanisms: spontaneous collapse and triggered collapse. To check which of these mechanisms is dominant and whether these processes can occur together within the same star forming region, astronomers use a technique called ammonia mapping observation. In general, the ammonia molecule has been used to probe the physical conditions in various stages of star formation, including pre-stellar cores, active star formation cores, filamentary structures and large-scale star formation surveys.An international team of astronomers led by Ross A. Burns of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has conducted radio frequency ammonia transition mapping observations of the S235 star-forming region. The goal of this observational campaign was to map the physical conditions of molecular gas in S235.S235, which belongs to the G174+2.5 giant molecular cloud, is the most active region of star formation in this cloud. It contains multiple dense gas cores that have been extensively studied using ammonia or carbon monosulfide molecular lines. S235 also includes a smaller region, designated S235AB, separated from the “main” body. Observations show that S235AB hosts a younger ionized hydrogen region known as S235A, and hosts very intense star formation indicated by high concentrations of young stellar objects (YSOs).However, although ammonia maps of S235 have been already made, they are dedicated to the well-known dense cores. So the research conducted by Burns’ team focuses mainly on the regions between and around the cores.”Via spectral analyses of main, hyperfine and multi-transitional ammonia lines, we explored the distribution of temperature and column density in the dense gas in the S235 and S235AB star-forming region,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.The main finding from the study was the presence of high-density gas in inter-core bridges that physically link dense molecular cores that house young proto-stellar clusters. The gas bridges apparently link the cluster-forming cores in the S235 region.According to the researchers, these bridges appear to be remnants of a fragmentation event that led to the formation of the present day cores from a larger parent cloud. They suppose that the fragmentation was likely driven by impact of the extended ionized hydrogen region to surrounding molecular cloud.”We conclude that the ammonia gas bridges found in S235 likely represent the hyper-critical remnants of CCC-induced [cloud-cloud collision] fragmentation of a gas cloud involving the C&C [“collect and collapse”] mechanism with likely contribution from the RDI [radiation driven implosion] process. Both processes contribute to the proliferation of triggered star formation, driven by the central HII [ionized hydrogen] region of S235.Summing up the results, the researchers added that there are generally two ammonia gas components in S235: old quiescent gas of low brightness temperature and younger, more active star-forming gas interacting with the ionized hydrogen region. They added that their study also identified strong water masers associated with star formation in S235AB and one of the cores of S235. Using the Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO), astronomers have investigated a massive star-forming region known as S235. The study resulted in detecting high-density gas in this region, which could be helpful in advancing the knowledge of star-formation mechanisms. The finding is detailed in a paper published August 2 on arXiv.org. Citation: Dense gas detected in intercore bridges in the S235 star-forming region (2019, August 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-08-dense-gas-intercore-bridges-s235.html © 2019 Science X Networklast_img read more

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Going Beyond Passwords 4 Ways to Keep Your Companys Information Safe

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Q: Besides having employees use passwords, what are other ways to keep your company safe?A: A great question about digital security for entrepreneurs is: Where do I start? For most early stage or startup companies, it’s everything you can do just to have your vision play out with minimal distractions. That said, the last thing you want is to have your business sullied by being a victim of an attack.Over the past year we’ve seen a dramatic increase in ransomware, a type of malware that freezes certain files on computers and smartphones then requires a ransom to unlock the files, targeting small companies. Being a victim of ransomware can have a crippling effect on your business and your fledging reputation.Related: 6 Reasons Smart Small Business Owners Invest In SecurityBeyond requiring complex passwords and that they be changed, at a minimum, once every quarter, the top four digital security measures that should be part of your company include the following:1. Install anti-virus on every PC and smartphone and keep it current.This may seem obvious, but I’m surprised at how often I hear about companies that do not have active anti-virus software installed. Most anti-virus software includes a firewall capability which should be turned on as well. Having both active is the first line of defense against bad actors targeting your business.2. Teach employees how to determine if an email is part of a phishing or spear phishing campaign.Phishing or spear phishing is when scammers use email to elicit sensitive information to be used for malicious activities. This year we have seen several instances in which employees received an email from scammer posing as their CEO requesting the employee’s user name and password. It was surprising how many employees sent that information. Last year at Intel we launched a phishing quiz. More than 40,000 people took the quiz and 97 percent got at least one wrong.Related: Here’s How to Build a Strong Security Team to Keep Your Company Safe and SoundIn the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, phishing was a top attack vector. Find tips here on how to determine if an email is part of a phishing attack.3. Have all employees install and use a web reputation tool when browsing.Implanting malicious software into a website to infect devices that visit the website is a popular technique used by cybercriminals. We refer to this type of attack as a “drive-by download.” There are several free tools available to everyone that will alert them if they are about to go to a website that is known to contain malicious code.4. Implement a comprehensive backup program.This, much like installing AV on every device, should be apparent, but again I’m surprised by how often companies lose everything when they are the victim of a cyberattack because they don’t have its critical data backed up. You have two choices here. You can use a cloud-based storage option or you can use on premise storage. My preference is to use a physical hard drive that I keep under lock and key when not actively backing up my systems. I also back up everything at least weekly.  There are several options for both cloud and on premise backup systems that have very flexible scheduling capabilities. Choose which works best for your business and be disciplined about ensuring everyone adheres to your backup policy.  I envision a day when being able to demonstrate your security posture will be table stakes for businesses or consumers who choose to use your product or service. You will be much further ahead by taking these simple steps today than have your security posture evolve as your business grows.Related: 12 Tips to Protect Your Company Website From Hackers  4 min read May 11, 2016 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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January 16 2013Seen here are Roger Tomalty and Ru

first_imgJanuary 16, 2013Seen here are Roger Tomalty and Russell Ferguson cleaning and repairing two of the seven components that make up the 12 by 16 foot model. [photo by Aimee Madsen & text by Roger Tomalty]Alumnus Russel Ferguson is visiting with two of his students from the Kansas City Art Institute. [photo by Aimee Madsen]The model will be transported to the SMOCA Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art on Jan. 22. where the exhibit is scheduled to open to the public on the 26. of January.[photo by Mitzy Strebel]last_img read more

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