Researchers find orange manganesedoped quantum dots made up of many colors

first_imgA solution containing millions of manganese-doped quantum dots in a plastic container glows orange. Credit: APS (Phys.org) —A team of researchers working at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore has found that manganese-doped quantum dots that appear orange are actually a mixture of many dots of different colors. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes how upon microscopic examination of a sample of seemingly orange quantum dots, they discovered a mix of dots of different colors that gave the sample its overall orange hue. Prior research has found that quantum dots can be created that emit different colors depending on how large they are. Such dots absorb short wavelength photons and emit long wavelength photons. The color of the emitted photon stream depends on the size of the dot because it determines its quantum and energy state. Scientists are studying colored quantum dots because it’s thought they might be used to create lighting or display devices. One major drawback to their use, however, is the material used to create them: cadmium-selenide. It’s highly toxic. For that reason, researchers have been looking to other materials as a replacement. In this new effort, the researchers created light emitting quantum dots using a zinc-cadmium-sulfur alloy that had been doped with manganese. Prior research with similar materials has resulted in samples that result in emitting just one color—orange.To learn more about why the dot samples emitted just one color, the researchers spread a single layer of the dots over a polymer film, allowing for a closer look using a microscope. To their surprise, they discovered a rainbow of colors being emitted by the dots. The orange was simply the color that was produced when they were blended. Because quantum dots created via manganese doping are not color dependent on size, the researchers theorized that the different colors they witnessed were the result of where their ions were located on the dots—some were on or near the surface, others were near the center.To test their theory, the team coated some of the dots with a layer of material that hadn’t been doped, preventing ions from residing on the dot surface. In so doing, they discovered the light emitted was bluer than similar dots without the coating. Thus, they showed that their theory was correct while also demonstrating a way to customize the color of the dots they created.The researchers believe the colored dots have more wide ranging uses than simply in lighting or display devices, suggesting they might wind up in solar cells as well. Explore further Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Researchers find orange manganese-doped quantum dots made up of many colors (2013, July 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-07-orange-manganese-doped-quantum-dots.htmlcenter_img More information: Ultranarrow and Widely Tunable Mn2+-Induced Photoluminescence from Single Mn-Doped Nanocrystals of ZnS-CdS Alloys, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 267401 (2013). prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i26/e267401AbstractExtensively studied Mn-doped semiconductor nanocrystals have invariably exhibited photoluminescence over a narrow energy window of width ?150??meV in the orange-red region and a surprisingly large spectral width (?180??meV), contrary to its presumed atomic-like origin. Carrying out emission measurements on individual single nanocrystals and supported by ab initio calculations, we show that Mn PL emission, in fact, can (i) vary over a much wider range (?370??meV) covering the deep green—deep red region and (ii) exhibit widths substantially lower (?60–75??meV) than reported so far, opening newer application possibilities and requiring a fundamental shift in our perception of the emission from Mn-doped semiconductor nanocrystals.via Physics Focus © 2013 Phys.org Perfectly doped quantum dots yield colors to dye for 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

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University team has AR SeeThrough System for safe driving w Video

first_img More information: Research paper: www.it.pt/papconf_pdf_p.asp?ID … onference=10281&id=3ismar.vgtc.org/www.newscientist.com/article/m … cars-seethrough.htmlwww.dcc.fc.up.pt/~michel/ 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. Michel Ferreira and his colleagues at the University of Porto in Portugal developed the See-Through System. Ferreira is also founder of a technology-based company specialized in the “optimization of vehicular mobility,” called Geolink. Ferreira has stated that he is not only interested in “Intelligent Transportation Systems” (ITS) but in what he terms “Cooperative ITS,” where inter-vehicle communication plays an important role. In a scenario involving the See Through System, large vehicles drive with a forward-facing webcam on their windshield. Cars have a transparent LCD screen built into their windshield. The driver is able to see what the road in front of the blocking vehicle looks like, in the position that the vehicle occupies on the road. The system has been tested in a driving simulator, and on the road. Their work was presented at The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality in Australia earlier this month. Actually, this is an initiative that has been ongoing for several years. In 2010, the paper, “The See-Through System: A VANET-Enabled Assistant for Overtaking Maneuvers ” was presented at an IEEE symposium. The authors said that thus far the “results are promising, since the use of the 802.11p standard wireless communication protocol allows a vehicle-to-vehicle connection without significant delay and the totality of the participants regarded the information provided by the STS as useful.” Honda demonstrates new technology to prevent cars hitting pedestrians (w/ Video) Citation: University team has AR See-Through System for safe driving (w/ Video) (2013, October 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-university-team-ar-see-through-safe.html © 2013 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org) —University of Porto in Portugal researchers have come up with a See-Through System (STS) designed to see through vehicles, making view-blocking vehicles transparent. A lightweight heads-up display is used to look through a truck, for example, ahead. The idea is to support a driver who is stuck behind a large, slow-moving vehicle on the highway and has no way to check if it is safe or not to pass. According to a New Scientist report on the system, the image has a delay of 200 milliseconds, and it shows an oncoming car to be ten meters further away than it actually is, if both it and the driver’s car are moving at 90 kilometers per hour. The term VANET stands for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, a key focal point in Ferreir’a research.”Vehicular Networks are a particular case of networks where the geographical awareness of nodes is crucial in the design of protocols and applications,” he said. “A major goal in my research is the efficient design of large-scale distributed systems that use infrastructureless communication to self-organize, based on spatial reasoning.”In that 2010 paper, the authors noted that the STS system is based on the following assumptions: Equipped vehicles have windshield-installed cameras, connected to an on-board computer that can compress video, recognize traffic signs and support inter-vehicle communication protocols; equipped vehicles have GPS, and DSRC radios; equipped vision-obstructing/long vehicles display a rear sign mentioning “STS Enabled” (a VANET enhancement over the typical “Long Vehicle” sign); and equipped overtaking vehicles have a screen on the dashboard where the video streaming can be visualized.last_img read more

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Soda can array revisited It may not beat the diffraction limit after

first_img More information: A. A. Maznev, et al. “Extraordinary focusing of sound above a soda can array without time reversal.” New Journal of Physics. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/4/042001 Experimental arrangement of the soda can array inside the anechoic room. The green line shows the scan line of the microphone that measures the acoustic intensity of the array. Credit: A. A. Maznev, et al. CC-BY-3.0 Explore further Although it was thought that the time reversal technique was essential for achieving the extreme focusing, the technique used in the new study is more straightforward: six speakers surrounding the array produce sound at a single frequency that continually increases. When the frequency approaches the cans’ resonant frequency of 420 Hz, the focal spot at the center of the array becomes progressively smaller, as measured by a microphone hanging overhead.The researchers’ analysis reveals that the principal reason for the sharp focusing is the same in both studies: the wavelength of the acoustic wave propagating above the array gets progressively shorter as its frequency approaches the Helmholtz resonance of the cans. In other words, the focusing effect is a result of the resonant nature of the metamaterial, and not a result of time reversal. The researchers explained that conventional materials don’t have acoustic resonances because atoms or molecules do not resonate at acoustic frequencies. However, using artificial building blocks such as soda cans, it’s possible to build locally resonant metamaterials with tailored properties that don’t have analogues in nature.Although time reversal may not be essential for achieving the sharp focusing, the technique still has undisputed advantages. For instance, time reversal allows the researchers to control the acoustic waves to focus on any chosen can, and it does not require the can array to have a specific shape. In contrast, the array that does not use time reversal must be shaped as a lens—in the current study the researchers used a hexagonal array approximating a circle.Although the researchers don’t see any direct practical applications of the soda can array for now, they note that there’s a certain educational value because the soda cans make a nice model system of a metamaterial: a metamaterial built of soda cans is just like a natural material built of atoms, but in this case the metamaterial can exhibit some remarkable acoustic properties. Despite this strong focusing, the scientists argue that neither study truly beats the diffraction limit. The problem lies in the fact that the above comparisons (1/25 and 1/40 the size of the wavelength) refer to the wavelength in air. The scientists explain that the comparison should instead be made with the wavelength of the acoustic wave in the soda can metamaterial, which becomes progressively smaller as the acoustic frequency approaches the resonant frequency of the cans from below. Furthermore, they found that the technique used in the previous study, called time reversal, which was thought to be crucial for the sharp focusing, is not a fundamental requirement. In both set-ups, the array of cans is surrounded by several speakers. However, in the array that used time reversal, a microphone placed above a can was used to emit a short sound pulse. Each speaker recorded a signal originating from this pulse, and then each speaker played back its own signal in reverse. When receiving the playback, the only can that resonated was the one from which the sound was originally captured. Everywhere else, the waves cancelled out. (Phys.org)—In 2011, scientists from the Institute Langevin in Paris built an array of 49 empty coke cans that resonate when exposed to an acoustic wave, causing the cans to produce sound similar to the way blowing across the top of an empty bottle produces sound. The researchers wanted to test the sound-focusing abilities of this array, which can be considered a metamaterial built of soda cans, whose properties depend on the structure of the array. © 2015 Phys.org 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. Coke cans focus sound waves beyond the diffraction limit Journal information: New Journal of Physics Coauthor Gen Gu of Nanjing University with the soda can array in the anechoic (non-echoing) room. Although the array achieves extraordinary acoustic focusing due to its metamaterial properties, the scientists found that it does not truly beat the diffraction limit. Credit: A. A. Maznev, et al. Citation: Soda can array revisited: It may not beat the diffraction limit after all (2015, April 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-04-soda-array-revisited-diffraction-limit.html For any wave-focusing device—whether it be a microscope lens or a sound lens—the resolution is generally limited by the diffracting (bending) of the optical or acoustic waves. The resulting diffraction limit restricts the resolution to about half a wavelength. However, the researchers demonstrated that the soda can array can focus a 0.8-meter-long acoustic wave to a spot size of just a few centimeters, or about 1/25th the size of the acoustic wavelength—significantly beating the diffraction limit. But now, four years later, scientists have found that the soda can array may not truly beat the diffraction limit, and further, it may not even work in the way that was originally thought.In a paper published in the New Journal of Physics, A. A. Maznev, et al., from Nanjing University and MIT, have constructed an array of 37 empty coke cans and demonstrated that it can focus an acoustic wave to a spot size as small as 1/40 of the acoustic wavelength, making its focusing ability even stronger than in the previous work. last_img read more

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Delicately opening a band gap in graphene enables highperformance transistors

first_img(a) A band gap was opened in bilayer graphene by chemical doping with an electron-donating dopant (BV) on the bottom and an electron-accepting dopant (atmospheric molecules) on the top, which creates a vertical electric current. (b) A field-effect transistor fabricated from the dual-side doped bilayer graphene shown in (a). (c) Optical image of the fabricated transistor with a bilayer graphene channel, source, and drain on the BV layer. Credit: Lee, et al. ©2015 American Chemical Society Their method is based on applying a vertical electric field through the bilayer graphene, which has been shown to break the symmetry between the two graphene layers. This modification creates atomic sites with different electric potentials, which produces a band gap. Previous studies have also used this strategy, in which the electric field is generated by “dual-side doping” of opposite sides of the bilayer with different chemicals. However, the previous results have been limited due to ineffective types and levels of dopants, which have generated relatively small electric fields and have also damaged the highly ordered graphene structure.In the new study, the researchers demonstrate that one key to improving these areas is the choice of benzyl viologen (BV) as an electron-donating (n-type) dopant at the bottom of the bilayer graphene. The top side is then doped simply with oxygen and moisture from the atmosphere, which act as electron-withdrawing (p-type) dopants. As the BV molecules donate electrons to the bottom graphene layer, the atmospheric dopants withdraw the electrons from the top graphene layer, generating a vertical electric field. Since a stronger electric field induces a larger band gap, the researchers could control the band gap by using higher concentrations of dopants. All of the dopants used here are absorbed on the surface of the bilayer graphene without damaging the graphene structure, which helps to maintain graphene’s high electron mobility and corresponding high “on” current.To demonstrate the usefulness of the band-gap-opened graphene, the researchers fabricated a transistor with memory behavior. The device is programmed and erased by applying a positive and negative voltage, respectively. The transistor’s high program/erase current ratio corresponds to a longer retention time. However, the researchers note that the device still has room for improvement. For example, its speed can be increased. Also, using atmospheric molecules as dopants is not ideal for industrial-scale manufacturing due to low stability, so a more durable p-doping method will be needed. “It is necessary to develop more stable and effective dopants for higher device performances,” Si Young Lee said. “Furthermore, our device can be realized on flexible and transparent substrates for future electronics.” (Phys.org)—Electrons can move through graphene with almost no resistance, a property that gives graphene great potential for replacing silicon in next-generation, highly efficient electronic devices. But currently it’s very difficult to control the electrons moving through graphene because graphene has no band gap, which means the electrons don’t need to cross any energy barrier in order to conduct electricity. As a result, the electrons are always conducting, all the time, which means that this form of graphene can’t be used to build transistors because it has no “off” state. In order to control the electron movement in graphene and enable “off” states in future graphene transistors, graphene needs a non-zero band gap—an energy barrier that can prevent electrons from conducting electricity when desired, making graphene a semiconductor instead of a full conductor. Citation: Delicately opening a band gap in graphene enables high-performance transistors (2015, September 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-delicately-band-gap-graphene-enables.html Journal information: ACS Nano Phagraphene, a relative of graphene, discovered Explore further More information: Si Young Lee, et al. “Chemically Modulated Band gap in Bilayer Graphene Memory Transistors with High On/Off Ratio.” ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b03130 In a new study, scientists have opened a band gap in graphene by carefully doping both sides of bilayer graphene in a way that avoids creating disorder in the graphene structure. Delicately opening up a band gap in graphene in this way enabled the researchers to fabricate a graphene-based memory transistor with the highest initial program/erase current ratio reported to date for a graphene transistor (34.5 compared to 4), along with the highest on/off ratio for a device of its kind (76.1 compared to 26), while maintaining graphene’s naturally high electron mobility (3100 cm2/V·s). The researchers, led by Professor Young Hee Lee at Sungkyunkwan University and the Institute for Basic Science in Suwon, South Korea, have published their paper on the new method for opening up a band gap in graphene in a recent issue of ACS Nano. “We successfully demonstrated a graphene transistor with a high on/off ratio and mobility by chemical methods and showed its feasibility as a memory application with a significantly improved program/erase current ratio,” first author Si Young Lee, at the Institute for Basic Science and Harvard University, told Phys.org. © 2015 Phys.org Examples of the band structure (with calculated band gap energies indicated) for different samples of bilayer graphene: (a) doped on one side with BV only, (b) doped on one side with oxygen only, (c) doped on both sides with BV and oxygen, and (d) doped on both sides with BV and twice as much oxygen as in (c). Above each graph is an illustration of the charge distribution induced by doping. Credit: Lee, et al. ©2015 American Chemical Society 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

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Dancing Jewel of Kathak

first_imgThe Kathak  performance was presented in a dance drama format, portraying  the entire story of Goddess Durga and the myths associated with her.  The  show was conceptialised and choreographed by Pawar, who played the role of  Durga.Hailed as the ‘Dancing Jewel of India’, Pawar has inherited a love for this art form from her father, Pratap Pawar, who is regarded as one of the leading exponents of the Lucknow gharana of Kathak and has won international acclaim for his work and. Pawar  started dancing from the age of 8 as a part of her father’s dance troupe in London. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’After continuing her practice under the guidance of her father, she matured into a dancer of immense potential and promise. She returned to India and spent three years of rigorous training under Pandit Vijay Shankar and perfected the art of Kathak dance form, assimilating its Abhinaya and Layakari aspects. She also took training in classical singing under Girija Devi.Endowed with an inherent grace, Pawar’s recitals have been suffused with a rare kind of lyricism. Her scintillating performances with communicative facial expressions, sustained spins and vibrant footwork have established an instant rapport with the spectators. She has a vast, limitless repertoire of emotions and  casts a mesmeric impact on her audiences.This program was organised   by Gurupranami, honouring  Pandit Vijai Shankar .The organisation is supported by Ministry of Culture, Government of India, ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) and SAIL.last_img read more

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A flight of fantasy

first_imgRecently artist and illustrator Sumedha Sah successfully showcased a selection of her artworks, The Umbrella Bar at Cafe Turtle. Udaan by Nandini Thirani Mehta is the latest in line to be showcased at the cafe, and is a reflection of the artist’s experiences while travelling to different parts of the world – Cambodia, Italy, Spain, Jordan and South India. ‘On my journeys I found that art, like music, brought the most diverse sets of people together. My work and perspective as an artist allowed me to build common ground and strike up conversations with people from all walks of life,’ says Nandini Thirani Mehta.  ‘The bright colours and textures in the paintings represent parts of me that I have left with the people I met along the way,’ she says. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The artist’s interest in art has been profoundly shaped by her early experiences studying under the late Padma Shree artist Badri Narayan. She had him as her art teacher in the second and third grade. She tells how amazing his teaching style was, ‘he would tell us fascinating stories drawn from mythology and ask us to draw what we imagined when we were listening to them. At that early stage, I knew that I was happiest when I was drawing and painting.’Her photography is hugely inspired by Raghu Rai. His work introduced her to the magical world of black and white photography. Chirodeep Chaudhari’s amazing ability to capture the essence of street life is another big inspiration. So head on and fly! When: 5 – 11 July Where: Cafe Turtle, N block GK 1last_img read more

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Cout stays defamation cases against TN editor Nakkheeran

first_imgIn a relief to Tamil Nadu-based editor and publisher, Nakkheeran Gopal, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed proceedings against him in 15 criminal defamation cases lodged in Chennai local courts. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and P C Pant also issued notices to Union Law Ministry and the Tamil Nadu government on Gopal’s petition which has also challenged the constitutional validity of penal laws on defamation law and a CrPC provision.last_img

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Good sleep improves work satisfaction

first_imgAdequate sleep every night may improve working life by reducing perceived job stress and minimising negative attitude toward work, says a study. Disturbed sleep increases stress response and emotional reactivity, the results showed.“The effect of sleep problems on stress emphasises the importance of good sleep for functioning in everyday life,” said lead author Torbjorn Akerstedt, professor at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The researchers analysed data from the 2008 and 2010 surveys of a study comprising 4,827 participants with a mean age of 48 years, including 2,655 females and 2,171 males. Results showed that higher work demands predicted subsequent sleep disturbances at the two-year follow-up. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Similarly, sleep disturbances predicted a higher perception of stress, higher work demands, a lower degree of control, and less social support at work two years later.The results suggest that there may be a reciprocal, causal pathway between job strain and disturbed sleep, implying that interventions to treat sleep problems may improve work satisfaction.The study was published in the journal Sleep.last_img read more

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Forward Bloc veteran Paresh Adhikary joins TMC

first_imgKolkata: Forward Bloc leader and former Food minister Paresh Adhikari joined Trinamool Congress on Friday. The party’s flag was handed over to Adhikari by Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee at Trinamool Bhavan, in presence of state Backward Classes Welfare minister Rajib Banerjee.”Adhikari had spoken with our party supremo Mamata Banerjee and had expressed his interest to join our party and be a part of the all-round development of Bengal under her leadership. She has agreed to induct Adhikari and today (Friday) he is officially becoming a member of our party,” Chatterjee said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to Chatterjee, Adhikari will work alongside Udayan Guha for strengthening the party’s organisational strength in North Bengal. Guha, who was a Forward Bloc MLA from Dinhata in Cooch Behar, had joined Trinamool Congress in 2016, before the Assembly elections.”Adhikari is a well-known figure in the politics in North Bengal and will play an important role in development of the state and maintaining unity among the people,” Chatterjee maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The people of Cooch Behar have been gripped by a sense of fear over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue in Assam. Our Chief Minister is working against NRC. So I felt that the time is ripe to join her hands in this matter,” Adhikari said, when asked about the reason of his joining the party.Adhikari is a four time MLA from Mekhliganj in Cooch Behar and had won on Forward Bloc’s ticket in 1991, 2001, 2006 and 2011. He was the Food minister under the Left regime from 2006 to 2011. He lost to Arghya Roy Pradhan of Trinamool in the 2016 Assembly polls.last_img read more

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One held at Kol Airport for stealing gold ornaments from passengers bag

first_imgKolkata: One person was arrested on Sunday from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata for committing theft from a passenger’s handbag. He was detained by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel as his movement was found to be suspicious.Sources informed that on Saturday night on-duty CISF personnel noticed that a person was roaming inside the terminal. When the person identified as Sajid Hossain was questioned by CISF personnel, he replied that he is waiting for his flight Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeto Imphal. As he reached early he was just taking a walk inside the terminal. On hearing Hossain, the CISF jawan asked him sit and then left the place. But he was keeping an eye on him. A few moments later, he was seen going to a washroom. When Hossain came out of the washroom the CISF jawan noticed that he changed his dress. Thus, his suspicion grew more. He immediately informed his superiors about Hossian’s movement. To keep a tab on Hossian’s movement, one CISF jawan started montoring him on the CCTV. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt was seen that Hossain was repeatedly going to the washroom and kept on changing his clothes. Around 11 pm CISF personnel noticed that he was not approaching the security check enclosure despite his boarding time at around 11.30 pm. He was then asked why was he changing his clothes repeatedly. As Hossian’s answer was not convincing, he was detained and taken to CISF facility at the airport. He was interrogated for a long time and was later handed over to NSCBI Airport police station on Sunday. There he was interrogated and his bag was searched. Police found some gold ornaments which did not belong to him. Meanwhile, a lady passenger complained that her handbag was missing. Some CISF personnel were able to locate the bag and returned it to her. After getting the bag she found that some ornaments inside the bag were missing. She went to the police station and lodged a complaint. After hearing the description she was showed the ornaments that were found from Hossian’s bag. She identified and said it was her. Later, Hossian was arrested.last_img read more

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Temporary respite Mercury climbs to 12 deg C

first_imgKolkata: The temperature in the city rose up to 12 degree Celsius on the last Sunday of the year, while on Saturday it had dropped to 10.6 degrees, the lowest of the season so far.The Regional Meteorological Department predicted that temperature may further go up by a new notches from Monday, giving respite to city dwellers from the cold wave condition that has been prevailing in the city and in some other South Bengal districts. Unlike South Bengal, the people in other districts of North Bengal may continue to feel the winter chill as the mercury has already dropped below double digits there. The temperature in Darjeeling has already dipped below 0 degree Celsius. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe temperature has gone up by 1.4 degree Celsius from Saturday. In the past couple of days, mercury had started plunging down, making people feel the winter chill. According to the Met office prediction, the condition is going to improve from Monday. Several parts of South Bengal districts may however witness misty morning, which will clear as the day progresses. “The minimum temperature may slightly go up in the next few days. There is, however, no prediction on whether the cold wave condition has begun a retreat in the South Bengal districts. The winter chill that has intensified in districts including Purulia, Bankura, Birbhum, East and West Burdwan and Midnapore due to the uninterrupted flow of the northwesterly wind, may lose its strength marginally,” a weather official said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe weather official has, however, not ruled out the possibility of the temperature going down again. “There may be some occasional rise and fall in temperature during this time of the year,” said the official. Meanwhile, people visited various tourist places across the city in large numbers on the last Sunday of the year. Thousands of revellers started pouring in from various parts of the city and its suburbs from the morning. Alipore Zoo was the destination of choice for thousands. Children clad in warm clothes were found visiting the zoo on Sunday. The zoo has always been one of the major centres of attraction in the city, especially for the children who were seen thronging along with their parents in front of the tiger enclosure and others. Some others were seen standing outside the cages of their favourite animals. Various other tourist spots like Victoria Memorial, Eco Park and Science City also recorded huge footfall.last_img read more

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NKDA to conduct fire audit in housing complexes shopping malls

first_imgKolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Agency (NKDA) has decided to conduct fire audit in all housing complexes and shopping malls in New Town. The decision has been taken following a major incident of fire where several shops had been gutted at a commercial complex in South Kolkata. NKDA will engage an agency which will visit the housing complexes and shopping malls to check the firefighting arrangements, condition of the fire extinguishers and whether fire drills are being carried out regularly or not. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt has often been found that the fire extinguishers do not work during an emergency. The agency will submit a report to NKDA regarding its findings. On getting the report, NKDA authorities will sit with the housing complex residents and shopping mall authorities to create awareness. There are many major housing complexes in New Town. There are shopping malls and offices complexes which are visited by thousands of people every day. The agency conducting the audit report will conduct an on the spot investigation in this regard as well. Senior officials of NKDA said they do not want to scare the residents, the visitors to the shopping malls or the persons attending offices, but it is absolutely necessary to maintain a proper firefighting system in these premises. It may be recalled that more than 40 people had died in a devastating fire that had broken out at Stephen Court in March 2010. In 2018, fire had broken out at several markets in the city. NKDA has also decided to conduct vaccination and sterilisation camps for stray dogs in New Town, in collaboration with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). MPOSTlast_img read more

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Man involved in illegal deal held with Rs 30 lakh cash

first_imgKolkata: A man has been arrested with cash worth Rs 30 lakh from Burrabazar on Wednesday night. It is suspected that the money was being used for an illegal transaction.According to police, on Saturday afternoon, detective department sleuths got a tip-off that a deal involving huge amount of money was being made around M G Road in Burrabazar. Based on the information, plain-clothed police personnel started patrolling the vicinity. While keeping a strict vigil, one of the police sources identified one person as a suspect. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe person was identified as Sunil Sharma of Rabindra Pally in Keshtopur. He was detained on suspicion. Sleuths found Rs 30 lakh in his bag. When asked about the source of money he could not provide a satisfactory answer. Sharma was immediately arrested and taken to Lalbazar. There he claimed that the money belonged to a businessman in Burrabazar. Police got in touch with the businessman. Sources informed even through the businessman claimed that the money belonged to him, he could not produce any supportive document. Later, police seized the money. The businessman was not arrested but sleuths are keeping an eye on him. The information about the seized money has been shared with the Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate for necessary actions from their part. Sleuths suspect a section of people are trying use black money during the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and for the reason money is being circulated through hawala.last_img read more

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Smartphones cause pain in the neck

first_imgA large majority of the world’s 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting their necks at risk every time they send a text, scientist say. ‘Text neck,’ as it is colloquially called, places stress on the spine and alters the neck’s natural curve, increasing the likelihood of associated soft tissue discomfort. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, highlights the high ergonomic risks to smartphone users, particularly young people, who are experiencing neck pain earlier than previous generations. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfResearchers from Khon Kaen University in Thailand and the University of South Australia video recorded 30 smartphone users in Thailand aged between 18-25 years, who spend up to eight hours a day on their phones. Using a Rapid Upper Limb Assessment tool (RULA) to measure ergonomic risk levels, they found that the average score for the participants was 6, compared to an acceptable score of between 1-2. “The results identified issues with unsuitable neck, trunk and leg postures which lead to musculoskeletal disorders,” said lead researcher Suwalee Namwongsa, from Khon Kaen University. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveRULA has been used to assess the ergonomic impacts of desktop computers and laptops in the past but this is believed to be the first time the tool has been used to assess ergonomic risk levels of excessive smartphone use. Rose Boucaut, a physiotherapist at University of South Australia, said the awkward postures adopted by smartphone users can adversely affect the soft tissues. “Smartphone users typically bend their neck slightly forward when reading and writing text messages. They also sometimes bend or twist their neck sideways and put their upper body and legs in awkward positions,” said Boucaut. “These postures put uneven pressure on the soft tissues around the spine, that can lead to discomfort,” she said. In a seperate study published in the journal Work, the team surveyed 779 Thai university students who use smartphones, with 32 per cent reporting neck pain, 26 per cent shoulder pain, 20 per cent upper back pain and 19 per cent wrist and hand pain. Musculoskeletal disorders were more common among students with higher smartphone use (more than five hours a day) and those who smoked and did little exercise. Female smartphone users also experienced far more musculoskeletal disorders than men – 71 per cent compared to 28 per cent. “Health practitioners need to educate their patients about safe postures and curtailing time spent using smartphones to help prevent these issues,” Boucaut said.last_img read more

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Industry experts to train students to develop employability skills

first_imgKolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (Makaut) is adopting industry partnership model in a number of courses to guarantee job for the students.Professionals from industries will be giving the training and after completion of the courses will directly engage the students in various projects. “We have come up with a new extension campus at Bankura and there we are offering degree course in Animation and Media Science. Work for the post production of films have started shifting from Mumbai and South Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIndia to Kolkata as the cost is much less here. We want our students to cater to the demand of the industry,” said Saikat Maitra, vice-chancellor of Makaut. It may be mentioned that Bollywood films are very much in demand in foreign countries too and the turnover of Bollywood industry is much higher than that of Hollywood. Maitra said that the university is coming up with a new technology of Photo Realistic Animation at its campus in Haringhata , Nadia. ” The modern animation films like the Lion King or the Jungle Book has this new technology which add to the visual element,” he said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to Maitra, digital content is very much in demand nowadays with mobile users remaining hooked to their cell phones. As per latest reports, 90 crores people in the country have access to smartphones and Indians on an average spend three hours a day with their mobile. Telecom experts have stated that this will go up to 5 hours a day in the coming years. Makaut is following the same industry model in their degree course in hotel management that is being imparted in Salt Lake. The students are being subjected to real life training at a reputed hotel chain so that they get employed after the course. The university conducts a Combined Entrance Test (CET) for admission in these courses and students after passing their higher secondary or equivalent examination will have to clear the examination for admission in the courses. Both the courses come at a total cost of around 2 lakhs and the university has already tied up with a nationalized bank which is ready to provide educational loan. “We are gradually working upon introducing this model in more and more courses that are offered by us,” Maitra said.last_img read more

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Manute Bol might have been 50 while playing in the NBA according

first_imgManute Bol was the tallest player in NBA history, and it turns out that he might have been the oldest to ever play in the league, too.Bol passed away in a car accident at the age of 47, according to official records, but Pacer scout Kevin Mackey, who discovered Manute, and brought him from the Sudan to Cleveland in 1985, says Bol was actually much, much older.In an interview with Zagsblog, Mackey dropped the incredible bombshell that Bol may have been as old as 50 while playing in the NBA. Mackey admits he made up a fake birth date in 1962, so potential teams wouldn’t be turned off by his age. In reality, Bol was probably in his 40’s when his career began and played into his 50’s:“I gave him his birthday because they didn’t know how old he was. It was in October, I wanted to make it after Sept. 1. I wanted to make sure he was young enough because he didn’t have an age. I think he was [in his 40S], I really do. But there’s no way of ever really knowing.” Mackey continued:“Every athletic door is open at 19, every athletic door is closed when you’re 35. He was probably 40, 50 years old when he was playing in the NBA.”It turns out Manute Bol was actually an old man. This feels like the end of The Usual Suspects. Advertisementlast_img read more

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HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Which is Better For Business

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now While Apple’s iPhone might be the default smartphone choice of many, two new Android devices offer more features, larger screens and considerably more oomph for business owners who are willing to look beyond the iOS walled garden. Samsung and HTC have revamped their flagship Android devices, introducing the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.Here, we compare the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One head-to-head to determine which one is best for the power business user:Design and HardwareSamsung and HTC have taken two very different paths on hardware design. Like the Galaxy S3, the S4 sports a smooth plastic chassis that’s lightweight at the risk of feeling inexpensive. The HTC One boasts a matte aluminum body that feels industrial and substantial while the S4 feels lighter and less intimidating. Both smartphones are LTE/4G-ready, depending on service in your area.Winner: HTC OneThough any Galaxy S3 user is naturally going to feel more at home with an S4 in-hand, the One’s thoughtful design has a sturdier, more professional look and feel.Related: Why the Samsung Galaxy S4 May Be Better for Business Than Apple’s iPhone 5DisplayDisplay quality can be an important consideration if you’re going to be answering emails and working on the fly. The Galaxy S4 packs the current generation of Samsung’s signature Super AMOLED display, known for its brilliant-if-oversaturated colors and deep blacks. At 4.7-inches, the HTC One’s Super LCD 3 display has slightly higher resolution than Samsung’s slightly larger 5-inch offering.Winner: Samsung Galaxy S4 It’s a close call, but the S4’s range of eye-popping color and deep blacks give Samsung the edge. The S4 also employs Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 3, which offers enhanced scratch and shatter resistance for your fast-paced, on-the-go needs.CameraBoth the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One include cameras capable of handling an array of shooting conditions. HTC has taken an experimental path with the One, including a special 4-megapixel sensor designed to outperform the competition in low light conditions. HTC’s gamble proves that numbers aren’t everything when it comes to image quality.Meanwhile, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and its 13-megapixel sensor opt for every bell and whistle imaginable, including modes that let you do everything from shooting with the front and back combined to erasing unwanted background objects in the background of a photo.Winner: Tie The HTC One wins on low-light performance and color accuracy, but Samsung’s S4 has tons of tricks up its sleeve.SoftwareBoth the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One run versions of Android 4.2, Jelly Bean. But anyone who’s unacquainted with the Android software “skins” offered by the respective manufacturers (Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense) might be surprised to learn that these phones share little in common, in spite of ostensibly running the same operating system. The best way to determine what fits your own preference and work style is to go to a carrier store and test each one.Still, there are noteworthy factors differentiating the software on the devices. Samsung has thrown in everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to software features, down to an eye detection technology called Smart Scroll that lets you tilt your head to scroll down the screen. The HTC One is no slouch either, but if you’re just looking for a fast phone that gets the job done, the S4 might feel glutted with tricks and features that get in the way of the device’s core functionality.Winner: Tie This one’s all about preference and work style. Want to tinker with every futuristic feature imaginable to streamline your mobile workflow? The S4 is for you. Want plenty of power user customization in a less gimmicky package? Opt for the One.Related: 11 Reasons Why Guy Kawasaki Thinks Android Is Better Than Apple’s iOSOther considerationsA handful of other factors could make or break either device, depending on your professional needs:The Galaxy S4 includes a removable battery, while the HTC One X, like the iPhone, doesn’t. Still, battery life is good on the One, lasting longer than nine hours in most tests — easily long enough for a solid work day.Samsung’s device allows for expandable memory. The HTC One X comes in 32GB and 64GB versions — plenty of storage for most users, but not if you like to swap microSD cards that store various files you need.HTC is selling a 64 GB unlocked Developer Edition version of the One for $575, if carrier contracts aren’t your style. Versions of the Galaxy S4 unlocked have popped up online, but for considerably more.The Galaxy S4 will be available across all four major U.S. carriers, while the One X won’t be sold through Verizon.Both devices will be early in line for the next version of Android, code-named Key Lime Pie — but, as always, Nexus devices will get the update first.Overall winner: HTC OneSamsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One are two nearly equally matched devices — but that doesn’t make them identical. When it comes down to it, we’d choose the HTC One for business users based on its superior build quality, HTC’s thoughtful Sense 5 software and the device’s overall lack of feature bloat compared to the Galaxy S4. The HTC One is a serious — and seriously good-looking — smartphone that can super-charge your daily work routine without getting in your way.Be sure to take the factors above into account, but remember: there’s no substitute for trying out both smartphones and choosing the phone that feels like the right fit for you and your work style.Related: 3 Reasons to Avoid ‘Jailbreaking’ Mobile Devices April 29, 2013last_img read more

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4 Uses for a Chatbot That Will Transform Your Business

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. December 21, 2018 5 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Chatbots are receiving a lot of press these days, and with good reason. These automated assistants are available 24/7, and they cater perfectly to users who are abandoning phone lines to do research, shop, and interact with brands on mobile devices. According to research conducted for Facebook, 56 percent of customers prefer messaging customer service over picking up the phone, and businesses and customers exchange 2 billion messages per month. Businesses that can capitalize on these trends by implementing chatbots clearly stand to gain considerable advantages.Customer service is expensive, but Entrepreneur reports that AI-driven technology can save as much as 30 percent simply by resolving the bulk of basic customer inquiries and leaving the more complicated interactions to human agents. Moreover, the benefits aren’t confined to the customer service space.When HubSpot decided to try using Facebook Messenger to get leads to attend an event, lead costs fell by 477 percent and click-through rate increased by 619 percent, according to the same Entrepreneur article. These results would garner attention at almost any implementation price, but in this case the bot integration was free.Related: How Chatbots Save Time and Change How Business Gets DoneWith benefits such as lead generation, a boost to conversions, cost savings in areas such as customer service, and engagement in channels that customers prefer, chatbots are a golden opportunity for businesses. Here’s how to use them to realize their full potential.1. Give customers a personal assistant.Many businesses will test the chatbot waters by using them to send push notifications, but if you stop there, you’re missing the point. They offer an incredible array of capabilities that drive business value. Fang Cheng, CEO and co-founder of Linc Global, points out that “Chatbots aren’t just notification tools — they’re a brand’s automated assistant. Naturally, they need to have a broad range of capabilities, from pre-purchase assistance to post-purchase customer care.”Before you get too ambitious, start by focusing on creating a superlative experience with extensive capabilities in a single channel. Once you’ve accomplished this goal, broaden the reach of your assistant across multiple channels such as SMS, voice platforms, and apps such as Messenger. For instance, 1-800-Flowers opted to develop bots for each major channel after seeing success with its Messenger bot. Of the company’s bot orders, 70 percent are from new customers.2. Power Facebook ads with chatbot technology.Instead of creating ads that send users to your home page or app, you can make it so clicking an ad opens a chat window in Messenger. Because you have each user’s identifying information, you can personalize these ads from the very first interaction.As you would with any Facebook ad, you’ll want to carefully select your target audience. Reach out to individuals who have heard about your business before, as they’ll be the most likely to continue interacting with your bot. When Matthew Black of Black Ops coupled Facebook ads with a chatbot geared toward Ultimate Fighting Championship fans, 501 people engaged with the bot out of 714 total ad clicks, and the users had 5.7 conversations with the bot on average.3. Offer customers constant communication.Customers now expect to be able to interact with your company around the clock. While large corporations can meet this expectation without too much sweat, it can be a difficult perk for smaller companies to offer. Enter chatbots, which can juggle thousands of conversations at once and never need to make a dash for coffee or take a mental break.Related: Why Consumer-Facing Enterprises Need To Evolve With The Modern CustomerUse chatbots to collect customer information and answer questions about shipping and order tracking. By handling these low-level communication tasks, bots decrease the volume of customer service requests that your human agents have to process. In addition, chatbots can act as digital shopping assistants for those shopping online. For instance, H&M’s online site features a bot that’s available to customers anytime; it assists them with their searches by presenting various outfits and making suggestions based on their personal style.4. Give your bot a personality.Customers won’t chat with an impersonal bot, so you need to give yours a face and a voice. This means it’s time for your creative team to flex its muscles, but set a few guidelines first. Establishing a tone for your bot is critical to engaging customers, but you want that tone to reflect the nature of the tasks it’s performing. For example, if your customers are booking tickets to take their kids to Disney on Ice, they’ll expect a different tone than if they’re transferring six-figure sums between bank accounts.To help the 375,000 daily visitors to its website, Amtrak created an automated assistant called Julie. What started out as a phone-based service agent has expanded to include a chat function, meaning customers can now interact with Julie however they see fit. Since implementing the bot, Amtrak has received 25 percent more bookings, and the company estimates it saves $1 million in customer service costs each year thanks to a reduction in the number of email inquiries.Related: Top 10 Best Chatbot Platform Tools to Build Chatbots for Your BusinessChatbots have a wide range of capabilities, and there’s a good chance that your competitors are pursuing the technology. Don’t get left behind. 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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the Future for Businesses Big And

first_imgApril 25, 2019 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming not just a curious concept, but a business asset worthy of every entrepreneur’s attention. A. is making headway in topics from behavior-based email sequences and opt-in popups to savvy messaging bots and even internal employee satisfaction analysis (IBM says they can determine with 95 percent accuracy when a person is planning to quit),You can use AI to increase customer retention, NPS, sales close rate and pre-qualify leads. It’s hard to know where AI will be in a decade or two. But, it’s already playing a big role in many business’ daily operations. It can play a big, beneficial role in your business as well, now and well into the future. Here are four ways.1. Emotional analysisAnnette Zimmermann said in 2018, “By 2022, your personal device will know more about your emotional state than your own family.”Emotion AI, also known as affective computing, is an iteration of AI capable of detecting human emotions and responding to those emotions accordingly. And while it’s not perfect yet, the technology is staggering. One study from the University of Ohio claims that AI is now better at detecting emotions than humans are — a remarkable feat considering our millions of years of evolution for that sorta thing.I believe these emotionally intelligent bots transform your business operations, and this is why I have created an AI startup that is rooted in this technology.Imagine being able to collect the emotions of a viewer watching a video online, or using email sales sequences, messaging bots, and even customer support telephone options that adapt automatically based on the users emotions. How would that change your business?A study that analyzed 1400 case studies of top advertising campaigns over the last 30 years found that ads which triggered human emotions were about 100 percent more like to report “very large profit gains.”What if you could trigger the right emotions at the right time?2. Customer supportEfficiency is perhaps nowhere more important than in customer support — the place where people want answers and they want them right away. And while pleasing those needy customers might seem like a business revenue afterthought, it isn’t.According to a report by Temkin, a moderate improvement in customer experience can massively improve revenue. In the study’s own words, “Our analysis shows that NPS is strongly correlated to customers’ willingness to spend more with tech vendors, try their new products and services, forgive them after a bad experience, and act as a reference for them with prospective clients.”I’ve used companies like Forethought, for instance, who are leading the charge into customer support AI products with their flagship answer recommendation tool, Agatha Answers. Designed as a plug-in enterprise solution that can be installed in two days and improve customer support time-to-resolution by up to 30 percent, Agatha gained widespread attention as it propelled Forethought to victory at the 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield.”Agatha Answers recommends answers to customer support tickets, decreases time to resolution, and increases agent productivity,” said Forethought Founder, Deon Nicholas during the TC competition. “Forethought uses AI to augment knowledge professionals.”With 33 percent of Americans citing poor customer service experiences, reported by Business Insider, as the only motivation required to jump ship, clearly, AI has a significant role to play in the future of the customer service industry.3. Sales and lead generationAI is making big splashes in business-to-business (B2B) sales and lead generation. Harvard Business Review reports, for instance, that businesses which use AI can reduce call time by up to 70 percent and increase number of leads by 50 percent. Additionally, one source believes that 85 percent of sales-related tasks could be outsourced to the robots by 2020 (without a loss — and likely an improvement — in close rate).Take LeadFuze, for example. This tool is an AI-based product focused on sales improvement, and finding the right customer segment and lead. It is the first and only lead generation software tool of its kind that combines data aggregation from multiple trusted sources while offering unlimited access and complete list building automation.I use this product and it means that we spend less time on prospect research and contact gathering and more time on actual sales conversations. Insights-focused businesses, like LeadFuze, are projected to pull in more than $1.2 billion annually by 2020. And that’s for good reason — businesses like mine benefit from that kind of automated lead-generating intelligence.4. Talent intelligenceRecruiting the right talent for your company can be a frustrating experience. Massive online search engines for jobs like Indeed or Monster can help source candidates, but many times, parsing the thousands of potential applicants is an exceptionally time-consuming task. Fortunately, AI products can offer some assistance.According to a survey of 1,000 C-Level executives of large companies performed by Eightfold, 78 percent of surveyed businesses cite talent programs as “very important,” but only 44 percent say that the one they use is effective. Evidently, there is significant room for improvement with talent curation, something that Eightfold’s AI-based solution is intent on providing.Called their “Talent Intelligence” platform, Eightfold’s AI product delivers a talent pipeline that reduces the time from engaged candidate to interview, curates relevant candidate lists, eliminates bias with blind screening, and drives attention with internal mobility among other features. All relevant data perspectives can be ported into a single interface, making the entire talent process much more manageable.After all, the faster and easier you find the right people for your business, the bigger, more successful business you’ll be able to build. 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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Global Homogenized Tobacco Leaf HTL Cigars Market 2019 by Manufacturers Regions

first_imgHTL (homogenized tobacco leaf) is finely ground to a powder, mixed with water and rolled into tobacco sheets. This is done in order to maintain an even quality in mass produced products. HTL cigar is machine made mass cigar products. Surging demand of cigars in both the developed and developing countries, changing lifestyle & consumer preferences and rising disposable income of the individuals are the substantial driving factors of the market across the globeGet comprehensive research providing detailed regional analysis and growth outlook of the Global Homogenized Tobacco Leaf Cigars Market in the latest research report added by Big Market Research.The report is an exhaustive analysis of this market across the world. It offers an overview of the market including its definition, applications, key drivers, key market players, key segments, and manufacturing technology. In addition, the study presents statistical data on the status of the market and hence is a valuable source of guidance for companies and individuals interested in the industry. Additionally, detailed insights on the company profile, product specifications, capacity, production value, and market shares for key vendors are presented in the report.The total market is further segmented based on company, country, and application/type for competitive landscape analysis. On the contrary, information on industry chain structure, emerging applications, and technological developments in the market makes the report a must-read document.Request for a Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2895134?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ABThe report reveals detailed information about the global key players as well as some small players of the Homogenized Tobacco Leaf Cigars sector.The information for each competitor includes:Company ProfileMain Business InformationSWOT AnalysisSales, Revenue, Price and Gross MarginMarket ShareThese insights help determine  the strength of competition and take the necessary steps to obtain a leading position in the Homogenized Tobacco Leaf Cigars industry.Additionally, the research provides a detailed analysis of the key segments of the market with the help of charts and tables. An overview of each market segment such as type, application, and region are also provided in the report. These insights help in understanding the global trends in the Homogenized Tobacco Leaf Cigars industry and form strategies to be implemented in the future.The market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region. Additionally, the research provides a list of leading market players active in the Homogenized Tobacco Leaf Cigars industry. The key countries in each region are taken into consideration as well, such as United States, China, Japan, India, Korea, ASEAN, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, CIS, and Brazil etc.The key players explored in the industry include:     AltriaVector GroupDosalSwedish MatchBritish American TobaccoThe study clearly reveals that the Homogenized Tobacco Leaf Cigars industry has attained remarkable growth since 2025. This research report is prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market by experts. As a final point, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other professionals seeking unbiased data on supply, demand, and future forecasts would find the report valuable.Avail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2895134?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ABAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world . Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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