Who will be crowned Miss World Guyana 2017???

first_img– grand coronation set for Sunday evening @ The MarriottThe Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel is expected to be on fire on Sunday evening as 10 of Guyana’s most beautiful and intelligent young ladies take the spotlight as they compete for the title of Miss World Guyana 2017.The 10 delegates representing each Administrative Region underwent intense training and several preliminary competitions. From all indications, they are ready to hit the stage. On pageant night, the delegates will have a chance to impress a qualified line-up of judges in several segments, including intelligence and evening gown.The finalists vying for the Miss World Guyana 2017 title and the amazing opportunity to represent Guyana in China come November are: Miss Region One Delisha Wright, Miss Region Two Sharda Pramdeo, Miss Region Three Hemwantie Seodat, Miss Region Four Vena Mookram, Miss Region Five Joelly Valentine, Miss Region Six Thamesha Watson, Miss Region Seven Ariell Basdeo, Miss Region Eight Crystal Wills, Miss Region Nine Manisha Wong and Miss Region 10 Nitifah Thompson.Tickets are available at GTT offices, Cara Lodge and John Lewis Styles, and cost $7500 for standard seating and $12,000 for VIP (inclusive of VIP cocktail hour).last_img read more

NBA legend Muggsy Bogues, Nuggets’ Monte Morris headline NBA 3x Philippines

first_img(Left) NBA legend Muggsy Bogues and Monte Morris visit Philippines for NBA 3x. AFP FILE PHOTOSMANILA, Philippines–NBA legend Muggsy Bogues and Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris are headed to the Philippines to spice up the NBA 3X Philippines from August 3 to 4.Bogues and Morris will highlight the two-day event featuring 3×3 tournaments for men’s (under-13, under-16, under-18, and open category) and women’s (under-18 and open category) at SM  Mall of Asia Music Hall and PICC Tent.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists READ: NBA 3X PH returns for 8th straight yearAside from the games, interactive fan activities and authentic NBA entertainment have also been lined up with  2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors mascot, the Raptor, in attendance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBogues, who is returning to the country for the first time since 2013, is looking forward to seeing his Filipino fans again.“Returning to the Philippines is a great opportunity to reconnect with the passionate fans,” said Bogues.  “As the game continues to evolve, I’m eager to see how this translates to the 3-on-3 competition.” Cafe Puro joins Pinoys in celebrating the new WBA Super Welterweight champion MOST READ Benefits of township living Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES READ: Muggsy Bogues to visit Manila for 2013 Jr. NBA Morris, the 51st overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, is visiting the basketball-crazed country for the first time.“I’m excited to experience the lively basketball culture of the Philippines and witness their unique style of play,” said Morris, who averaged 10.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game with the Nuggets this season. “NBA 3X will set an amazing atmosphere for fans to celebrate the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer View comments Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedlast_img read more

Jagdeo criticizes Govt for “sucking up” to foreign diplomats

first_img…scolds Ministers for being lectured on how to run the countryGovernment ministers are being accused of sitting like “compliant children” being lectured by foreign diplomats on how to manage the affairs of their own country.Former President and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday lambasted the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government for sucking up to the advice being given by international representatives and for continuously shifting its policies to accommodate the likings of those from the foreign service.“It pains me as a former President and a patriot to see the grovelling of our Government, the sucking up to people who are junior people in the international community, hanging on to their very last word as if it’s gospel,” he posited.Jagdeo noted that most of the times, the advice being given is “loud and pure nonsense”, and is coming from junior representatives of the international community who know nothing about the country nor have its people’s best interest at heart.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“We can’t put junior officers up on a pedestal from the foreign service of any country and then like compliant people, all the ministers, sit like compliant students and get lectured about how we run our country, when their countries are sometimes in a mess more than ours,” Jagdeo emphasised.As an example, he pointed to the fact that Finance Minister Winston Jordan keeps referring to the IMF report to prove that the economy is performing soundly when in reality, the situation is quite different.“They quoted IMF figures to say there is no crisis in Guyana in the economy when your entire private sector is telling you to the contrary,” he highlighted.The Opposition Leader noted that the international community is indeed important to the development of the country but posited that interactions must be done in a better way.“I believe that as partners we should listen to them, it must be done in-house in a manner which is decent, in good faith, but it can’t be lectures. If it’s good for the country then we should welcome the advice and assistance but we must not feel obligated that everything they say to us we have to pursue,” Jagdeo said, noting that Government leaders must have the courage to stand up to these foreign diplomats.“We have to determine our own foreign policy and what’s good for us,” he emphasised.Jagdeo further explained that he has had interactions with several Presidents of the United States, past and present, however those diplomats never demonstrated any of the arrogance being displayed by those in Guyana.Moreover, he stated that instead of lecturing the Government on what needs to be done, the diplomats can use their influence to provide the necessary resources to assist in dealing with the particular situation.Throughout the years, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has been taking firm stances against what they describe as diplomatic interferences in Guyana’s politics.The party had strongly objected to the involvement of the USAID LEAD-funded project, “Vote Like A Boss” education awareness campaigns across the country, citing that the project was perceived as inducing electors to vote along specific lines.Last year, the PPP/C slammed the United Kingdom for its interference in Guyana’s politics after the outgoing British High Commissioner Andrew Ayre raised concerns about the prorogation of Guyana’s Parliament.There was also the incident where former Education Minister Priya Manickchand delivered a “feral blast” against the US Ambassador Brent Hardt at a US Embassy Reception in 2014. At the time, she was acting in the capacity of the Foreign Affairs Minister.last_img read more

“Pay your water bills, work with us”

first_img…GWI CEO urges Anns Grove/Clonbrook residentsGuyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Richard Van West-Charles has called on the residents of Anns Grove/Clonbrook and surrounding communities to work with the utility company as it strives to improve its water distribution service to the East Coast Demerara (ECD) communities.“The issue we have in Clonbrook and Anns Grove and you have to help us, so thatIn photo (from left) are GWI CEO, Dr Richard Van West-Charles; Minister Simona Broomes; Minister Joseph Harmon and Region Four Chairperson Genevieve Allenthe quality will improve … the control of the leaks and wastage that’s occurring on this side and in Beehive. Unless we arrest the leaks and the wastage, people down at the end of the line will suffer and you are going to compromise the quality of water,” Dr Van West-Charles told residents.The Department of Public Information (DPI) noted that at an outreach to the villages in the Anns Grove/Clonbrook neighbourhood on Saturday, the CEO encouraged residents to collaborate with the company to eliminate a collective debt of more than $100 million.“We have 1400 customers in this area, but not everybody is paying so you have a collective debt of $16 million. We want to appeal to you. We don’t want to disconnect you. If you owe come and establish a contract. We will give you so many months to pay that debt and keep current,” Dr Van West-Charles encouraged.Acknowledging that there were still water purification and distribution problems in Anns Grove and neighbouring communities, the CEO said that a process to remove the iron content from the water had commenced. Further, he said theResidents of the Anns Grove/Clonbrook attending the GWI outreachcompany was working to resolve issues relating to low water pressure in the distribution system, which have plagued the communities for some time now.“We do know that you were having some problems in terms of the level of service, because the Enmore number two well is down and should be back up within another three weeks with a new pump, so because the system is very well interconnected, you will see we will be able to move water to the lower lands, even to Victoria at the back, for an improved service,” the CEO explained.Dr Van West-Charles indicated that a team from the water company toured the communities and realised that only one side of the Middle Walk at the back of Anns Grove was being supplied with water. He gave an undertaking to have that situation rectified within a short time.“We have decided that probably by the end of the new week, we are going to be running the continuation of the transmission lines and interconnections and ensure that people on both sides of the street and the back will get access to water,” he said.Dr Van West-Charles gave assurances for the establishment of a new well at the back of Sparendaam, another at Better Hope and water treatment in Friendship/Annandale to enable significant improvement in the water supply. However, he cautioned that infrastructural work at the Hope Canal would have to be conducted. “We have to replace the crossing at the Hope Canal and so we promise you that before Christmas, the area will be well served with adequate water and good-quality water,” he said.Meanwhile, Director of Operations, Dwayne Shako said that works at the Buxton/Friendship Pump Station were progressing and were on stream for the installation of treatment plants in early 2018.Included in the official team at the outreach were Ministers of Government, Simona Broomes and Joseph Harmon, along with regional and local government representatives.last_img read more

Acclaimed geneticist gets 14 years for molestation

first_imgA prominent geneticist convicted last year of molesting a girl he mentored and to whom he taught karate in his San Marino home was sentenced today to 14 years in prison. William French Anderson, 70, who has been hailed as “the father of gene therapy,” was convicted July 19 of one count of continuous sexual abuse with a child under 14 and three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child. Attorneys for the former USC professor tried to argue that Anderson was too old to serve out a long sentence and called in a former San Quentin warden who said that Anderson, as a convicted child molester, would be attacked by other inmates if sent to prison, but the judge said he was unmoved by such statements. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

UCLA not in favorite situation

first_imgCOLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bruins’ history means Notre Dame has a shot. By Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER Nearly 83 years have passed since Notre Dame’s four horseman traveled 2,000 miles to play Stanford in the granddaddy of all bowl games, but tonight, when the Irish return to the Rose Bowl, they will try to pull the mother of all upsets against UCLA. There is also the debacle in the desert, when the seventh-ranked and 8-0 Bruins, as nine-point favorites, were beaten by 38 points at Arizona in 2005. The common theme in many of those losses was it followed a strong effort, and the Bruins are coming off a 40-14 win at Oregon State. Now, the Irish enter today as, statistically, one of the worst teams in the nation. “We can’t take them lightly, because if we do, we can have another Utah relapse,” said UCLA defensive end Bruce Davis, who doesn’t anticipate another lackluster performance. “When we’re in the huddle, and I’m looking at the other 10 guys in the huddle, it’s like they want it. It’s like these guys are hungry and they haven’t eaten in a week. “I don’t know if you watch Discovery Channel during shark week, but it’s like we’ve got great whites out there. These guys are ready for some blood.” And the Irish offense is hemorrhaging. Notre Dame, which has scored 46 points this season, is 119th and last in the nation in rushing offense (30.4 yards per game) and sacks allowed (5.8 per game). The Irish are 118th in total offense (194.8 ypg) and scoring (9.2 ppg), and 106 in passing offense (164.4 ypg). “Right now we’re 0-5, but our outlook on things are still very positive,” Notre Dame running back Travis Thomas said. “Everyone is still working hard and everyone still believes we can win. We’re still going out there with the mind-set and the belief that we can win, and we’re going to win when we step on the field.” UCLA players said all week motivation came in many forms, including the memories of the Utah game, and last year’s collapse at Notre Dame Stadium. After throttling Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn for 59 minutes, all of UCLA’s good vibes were sliced apart in 35 seconds. That’s how long it took the Irish to go 80 yards, and to take a 20-17 lead with 27 seconds left as a flailing UCLA secondary allowed Jeff Samardzija to catch and run for a 45-yard touchdown. “I’m still bitter about that,” said UCLA left guard Shannon Tevaga, who is returning after missing two games with a knee injury. “Not until we beat them, and beat them badly (will Tevaga get over the loss). I wanted to play in this game.” This will mark Notre Dame’s second game at the now-world famous stadium, but it comes with a vastly different goal. When Notre Dame played Jan. 1, 1925, its 27-10 defeat of Stanford gave the school its first national championship. When the Irish meet the Bruins today, the only thing on Notre Dame’s mind is ending the worst start in the school’s history. But the question may not be whether the Irish are ready to finally win, but whether UCLA has finally learned how not to lose. brian.dohn@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And UCLA’s five seasons under Coach Karl Dorrell suggest it is possible. After the Bruins, as 16-point favorites, were ambushed by 38 points last month at Utah, and with a string of defeats as a heavy favorite pasted on Dorrell’s resume, losing to the Irish (0-5) doesn’t seem as outlandish as the storied Notre Dame program opening the season with five losses. “(Notre Dame) is a lot better than their record,” UCLA quarterback Ben Olson said. “They’re an athletic team. They’re not a bad team in any sense. We have to go out there and respect them. We’ve been in situations before where the team has been a little bit down and we made them look like superstars. We need to make sure that doesn’t happen.” UCLA (4-1) is a 201/2-point favorite, and excels at home, where it has won 14 of its last 15 games. However, a UCLA-induced condition is prevalent whenever the Bruins are big favorites. Dorrell’s record is 33-22, but half of those losses came when UCLA was favored, and the 44-6 loss at Utah is not an isolated incident. The Bruins were 14-point favorites and lost at home to Washington State in 2004, and as a 12-point favorite lost to Wyoming in the Las Vegas Bowl to close that season. last_img read more

Chelsea plan Ake bid, West Ham’s second Shelvey offer, Leeds to sign Real Madrid man

first_img no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED 4 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is also a target of United’s, with contact reportedly made between the club and the Argentine coach. (Mirror)Tottenham have set Harry Kane’s asking price at £310million amid interest in the England captain from Real Madrid. (Sun)Manchester United look set to fail in a bid to sign former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, as the Brazil star does not want to leave Barcelona this month. He will consider departing Camp Nou in the summer if his situation does not change, however. (Mundo Deportivo) REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Jack Clarke, the Leeds United wonderkid, is attracting interest from Premier League clubs after some excellent performances for the Championship leaders. He has 18-months remaining on his contract, and Manchester City are known admirers of the teenager. (Mail)Chelsea and Tottenham are expecting to receive bids for Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen from Real Madrid in the summer. (Sun)Spurs have made contact with Ajax over a potential deal for Frenkie de Jong, though they will not move for the 21-year-old until the summer. (Express) And here are the top talkSPORT.com stories…Chelsea transfer latest: Gennaro Gattuso confirms Gonzalo Higuain has decided to leave MilanManchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba ‘offered’ to Juventus in stunning swap deal for Douglas Costa‘I’m not in charge of the market’ – Maurizio Sarri unsure on Willian’s Chelsea future after Brazilian scores winner against Newcastle ‘It’s all about the cups’ – Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to focus on Europa League and FA Cup success after West Ham defeatWest Ham United star Declan Rice celebrates match-winning performance against Arsenal at the pub with Hammers fansJurgen Klopp hails ‘brilliant’ Fabinho but claims there was ‘no doubt’ Liverpool midfielder would thrive in defence against Brighton 4 shining huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED center_img Chelsea are considering the possibility of re-signing Nathan Ake, two years after the defender was sold to Bournemouth. The Blues have a £40million buy-back clause for the 23-year-old. (Sun)West Ham are going to submit a second offer for Jonjo Shelvey, the Newcastle midfielder. An opening £10million bid has already been rejected by the Magpies. (Express)Leeds United are close to completing the signing of Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, with the two sides in advanced talks. The player himself is positive for the move as he wants more regulat first-team football. (Marca)Gareth Southgate has been earmarked as a potential Manchester United manager by club chiefs. The England boss has entered the running as the Old Trafford hierarchy fear Mauricio Pochettino will refuse to leave Tottenham in the summer. (Telegraph) Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Coutinho’s move to Liverpool has not gone as planned Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE REPLY talkSPORT.com round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Sunday’s papers and online Willian has been linked with moves to Barcelona or the Chinese Super League MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 4 Southgate has emerged as a shock target of Manchester United’s Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

First goal in Premier League history ruled out by VAR in West Ham vs Man City

first_img 3 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BT Sport VAR also ruled in City’s favour when Declan Rice had encroached into the penalty area as Lukasz Fabianski saved Sergio Aguero’s penalty. That meant the City striker was awarded a second chance to score from the spot, which he duly took.City ended up winning 5-0, with Sterling sealing his hat-trick late on.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. deals Sterling was on the right side of VAR second time around latest It ultimately proved inconsequential as City went on to make it 3-0 with Sterling netting his second of the afternoon.VAR once again checked it – as it will every goal this season – and this time the England ace was deemed to be onside.It was a narrow call once more, with Sterling timing his run to perfection after a terrific through ball from Riyad Mahrez before expertly finishing. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 3 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers LATEST targets Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested New job center_img FAREWELL Getty It was ruled that Sterling’s shoulder was just ahead of West Ham defender Ryan Fredericks by millimetres.It was the first time a goal was overturned by VAR in Premier League history, with the technology only introduced in the English top-flight at the start of the season.The decision to chalk off Jesus’ strike was questioned by City stars, who were stunned by the call. BT Sport Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January OFF Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Sterling can’t believe the goal is ruled out What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 The Premier League season started this weekend and it didn’t take long for a goal to be ruled out by VAR in controversial circumstances.In the early kick-off on Saturday, Manchester City thought they had extended their 2-0 lead over West Ham when Gabriel Jesus tapped home Raheem Sterling’s pass.But the goal was chalked off after being checked by officals in the VAR centre as Sterling was adjudged to have been offside by the narrowest of margins. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BIG PRESENTS UP TOP The Man City goal was ruled out for offside last_img read more

Learn About Being an Elected Official Tuesday from 6-8p

first_imgThis program will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Washington County Government Building Meeting Room (806 Martinsburg Rd., Salem). RSVP’s are appreciated, but not required, to Purdue Extension – Washington County at 812-883-4601 or dhowellw@purdue.edu. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the program. Elected leaders are important to our community. Those interested in running for an elected position often have questions about the process and positions. Join Purdue Extension and the Washington County Clerk to learn more about elected positions in the county, election processes and ethics, and hear from a panel consisting of Washington County party representatives and a current elected official. last_img

Cheap plastic film cools whatever it touches up to 10°C

first_img Glass spheres in a plastic film strongly emit infrared light, cooling objects below. Large-scale film cools objects on which it sits. Cheap plastic film cools whatever it touches up to 10°C If heat is not your thing, rejoice: A thin plastic sheet may soon provide some relief from the intense summer sun. The film, made from transparent plastic embedded with tiny glass spheres, absorbs almost no visible light, yet pulls in heat from any surface it touches. Already, the new material, when combined with a mirrorlike silver film, has been shown to cool whatever it sits on by as much as 10°C. And because it can be made cheaply at high volumes, it could be used to passively cool buildings and electronics such as solar cells, which work more efficiently at lower temperatures.During the day most materials—concrete, asphalt, metals, and even people—absorb visible and near-infrared (IR) light from the sun. That added energy excites molecules, which warm up and, over time, emit the energy back out as photons with longer wavelengths, typically in the midrange of the infrared spectrum. That helps the materials cool back down, particularly at night when they are no longer absorbing visible light but are still radiating IR photons.In recent years, researchers have tried to goose this “passive cooling” effect by making materials that absorb as little visible light as possible yet continue to emit mid-IR light. In 2014, for example, researchers led by Shanhui Fan, an electrical engineer at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, created a sandwichlike film of silicon dioxide (glass) and hafnium dioxide that reflected almost all the light that hit it while strongly emitting mid-IR light, a combination that allowed it to cool surfaces by as much as 5°C. Still, Fan and his colleagues had to use clean room technology to make their films, a costly process that doesn’t work well on a large scale. By Robert F. ServiceFeb. 9, 2017 , 2:00 PMcenter_img Y. Zhai et al., Science 355, 6325 (9 February 2017) Y. Zhai et al., Science 355, 6325 (9 February 2017) When Xiaobo Yin, a materials scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder, saw Fan’s paper, he noticed the material worked in part by encouraging infrared photons to bounce back and forth between the layers of the film in a manner that made it a stronger IR emitter. Yin wondered whether there was a simpler way to do this. From previous work, Yin knew that spherical objects can act like tiny resonance chambers—much as the sound box of a guitar encourages sound waves of a particular frequency to bounce back and forth inside. He and his colleagues calculated that glass beads about 8 micrometers in diameter—little bigger than a red blood cell—would make powerful IR resonators and thus strong IR emitters.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)So they bought a batch of glass powder from a commercial supplier and mixed it with the starting material for a transparent plastic called polymethylpentene. They then formed their material into 300-millimeter-wide sheets and backed them with a thin mirrorlike coating of silver. When laid across objects in the midday sun, the bottom layer of silver reflected almost all the visible light that hit it: The film absorbed only about 4% of incoming photons. At the same time, the film sucked heat out of whatever surface it was sitting on and radiated that energy at a mid-IR frequency of 10 micrometers. Because few air molecules absorb IR at that frequency, the radiation drifts into empty space without warming the air or the surrounding materials, causing the objects below to cool by as much as 10°C. Just as important, Yin notes that the new film can be made in a roll-to-roll setup for a cost of only $0.25 to $0.50 per square meter.“This is very nice work demonstrating a pathway toward large-scale applications of the concept of radiative cooling,” says Fan, who did not work on the current project. Yin says that he and his colleagues are already working on one such application, chilling water that could then be used to cool buildings and other large structures. That could be particularly useful in electricity-generating power plants, where cooling water even a few degrees can increase energy production efficiency by a percentage point or two, a “big gain,” Yin says. And without the silver backing, he adds, the plastic film could also increase the power generation from solar cells, which operate more efficiently at lower temperatures.last_img read more