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New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

PARIS: The known Universe just got a lot bigger. A new map of the night sky published Tuesday charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see. The international team behind the unprecedented space survey said their discovery literally shed new light on some of the Universe's deepest secrets, including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve. "This is a new window on the universe," Cyril Tasse,…

‘China, China, China’: New Pentagon chief sets priority

WASHINGTON: Patrick Shanahan, the acting US defense secretary, started his first full day at the Pentagon's helm Wednesday by telling colleagues he sees China as a key priority. Shanahan, who took the top spot January 1 after Jim Mattis resigned amid disagreements with President Donald Trump, told key Defense Department staff to focus on the National Defense Strategy, a broad review that highlights a new era of "Great Power competition" with Russia and China. "While we are focused on ongoing operations, Acting…

King Edward Medical University Lahore introduces new dress code

LAHORE: Making rules and regulations strict for wearing uniforms, King Edward Medical University Lahore has banned wearing T-shirts, jeans pants, slippers and sandals, ARY News reported. The ban has been imposed on both male and female students.  The university has also made it compulsory to put on a lab coat during visit to hospital, specially patient care section. In case of violation of the said dress code, students would not be allowed to enter classes or wards. Directives have been issued to staff for…

In crackdown, US FDA seeks details on new electronic cigarettes

LOS ANGELES: Faced with a proliferation of new electronic cigarettes and a sharp rise in teen vaping, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday sent letters to 21 electronic cigarette manufacturers seeking information to assess whether the products are being marketed illegally. An FDA rule banned the sale of new e-cigarette products after August 2016 without regulatory approval. In September, Reuters reported that startups and big tobacco firms launched more than a dozen new high-nicotine e-cigarette products…

New emissions tests push BMW into profit warning

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday that new stricter emissions tests for cars as well as refits to older vehicles and global trade tensions would leave revenues and profits short of its full-year forecast. "The industry-wide shift to the new WLTP test cycle has... led to significant supply distortions in several European markets" and unexpectedly "intense competition", the Munich-based group said in a statement. Tougher new regulations came into force this month, a reaction by authorities to…

Argentina’s president announces new austerity measures

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's president Mauricio Macri announced austerity measures on Monday, including the elimination of government ministries and stiff taxes on exports to reduce budget deficits and stabilise the economy. The centre-right president admitted in a speech to the nation that Argentina was facing "an emergency." "We must confront a fundamental problem: to not spend more than we have, to make efforts to balance the state's accounts," he said in the televised address. He pledged a pared-down government…

DJ Khaled just launched a new ‘gold’ furniture line

LOS ANGELES: Rapper and DJ Khaled has recently launched a new furniture line fit for the Queen. The items include couches, tables, lion statues and even a throne if you're feeling extra. "Everyone deserves to live like Kings and Queens, that's a major key. I made this collection exclusively for 'fan love' to share how important our homes are and to bring WE THE BEST lifestyle into your sacred place," Khaled said in a press statement announcing the project. The secret is OUT! 🔱 Goldition is excited to…