Five die of asphyxiation inside septic tank in Odisha

first_imgFive persons, including a woman, died of asphyxiation inside a newly constructed septic tank at Durgi village in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Sunday morning.The woman, Rashmita Kadraka, was the first to suffer asphyxiation inside the tank. Five others who entered the tank to rescue her also suffered the same fate. One of them is battling for life at the Christian Hospital in Bissamcuttack.Roof brokenVillagers had to use an excavator to break down the roof of the underground tank to rescue the six unconscious persons. All of them were shifted to the Christian Hospital, where five were declared dead.The mishap occurred around 9.30 a.m. at a house at Paika Street in Durgi village. The woman was the first to enter the tank and fell unconscious after inhaling poisonous gases formed inside the closed tank. When she did not come out, a mason entered the tank to rescue her and become a victim of asphyxiation.To rescue the two, four youths of the village then entered the tank. When the six persons did not come out, the villagers used an excavator to break open the roof of the tank to rescue them. The unconscious persons were immediately taken to hospital, but five of them could not be saved.The local police have sent the bodies of the five deceased for autopsy and started investigations.last_img read more

NLEX gets Baguio in 3-team deal

first_imgView comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCyrus Baguio is reuniting with Yeng Guiao at NLEX, and the 6-foot-1 swingman could very well be ending his pro career as an integral part of the Road Warriors’ resurgence.Baguio was the biggest piece moved in a three-team, four-player deal which also saw GlobalPort give up Dylan Ababou to get Mac Baracael from NLEX and Phoenix Petroleum getting Ababou and NLEX’s 2020 second round Draft rights.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Can Horn beat a revitalized Pacquiao? LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers MOST READ The 37-year-old Baguio had said he wanted to “reunite and hopefully end his career with coach Yeng.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starslast_img read more

Majuli becomes first island district of India

first_imgMajuli, Sep 8 (PTI) Majuli – the seat of neo-Vaishnavite Bhakti renaissance – today became Indias first island district with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurating it as the 35th district of Assam.”The long cherished dream of the people of Majuli has been fulfilled today. However, to give a fillip to the growth momentum of the district a comprehensive approach is required,” he said, adding that the government is committed to propel Majuli into the “fast growth trajectory.”The inauguration of Majuli as a district coincides with the 90th birth anniversary of music maestro and Dadasaheb Phakle awardee Bhupen Hazarika.”If we want to usher in an era of development in Majuli, everybody has to render their concerted efforts. Emergence of Majuli as a full-fledged district on the birth day of Bhupen Hazarika is indeed a matter of joy, pleasure and pride”, he said.”As Majuli is a treasure trove of potentialities and possibilities, the district has to tread the path of development in tandem with the development initiatives taken in the fields of art and culture, PWD, tourism, rural development, health and sports, agriculture, water resources, soil conservation,” Sonowal, who represents it in the assembly, said at a function.Elaborating on the development work of the government, he said the construction of Bogibeel bridge was at its terminal stage, while Dhola-Sadiya Bridge will be commissioned in 2017.He said Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced construction of a 122 km road connecting Majuli, besides two other bridges on the Brahmaputra.advertisementThe proposed cultural university in Majuli will enable research and advanced studies of art and culture of the state, he said.The cabinet meeting, which was held at Majuli for the first time outside Guwahati, had decided that a Centre of Water Resources would be set up in the island to suggest remedial steps for the recurring flood and erosions there.Paying rich tributes to Hazarika, the Chief Minister said, “his contribution is evident in every aspect of our life and his role towards giving Satriya dance (of Vaishnavite culture) national recognition as a classical dance form is really laudable”. MORE PTI ESB KK MRJ LNSlast_img read more

Report: Man United 0 Tottenham 3

first_imgTottenham heaped more misery on Manchester United and Jose Mourinho by inflicting a second successive Premier League defeat on them, running out 3-0 winners at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura.Mourinho’s side suffered a shock 3-2 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion last time out and, although Monday’s performance was significantly better, Spurs exposed United’s weaknesses to keep the pressure on their hosts’ manager.United edged a breathless first half and created the better chances, but their finishing was unimpressive and Spurs grew into the contest. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Mauricio Pochettino’s men stepped things up after the break and stunned United with two goals in as many minutes from Kane – his first at Old Trafford – and Lucas, the Brazilian then sealing things late on with a fine second.Despite their recent woes and the six alterations Mourinho made to his starting XI, United looked surprisingly fluid early on – Fred shooting just wide with their first chance inside 13 seconds.Spurs had an even luckier escape 13 minutes later, as Romelu Lukaku intercepted Danny Rose’s woeful back-pass, beat Hugo Lloris and then shot wide from a tight angle with his weaker right foot.Lukaku and Fred continued to look like the hosts’ most potent weapons, but at the back they were susceptible and Lucas arguably should have been given a penalty when Phil Jones clumsily tripped him just prior to the half-hour mark.United were not so fortunate early in the second half and soon found themselves in deep trouble – Kane beating David De Gea with a looping header four minutes after the restart, before Lucas swiftly made it 2-0 when turning in Christian Eriksen’s cut-back.Spurs should have made it worse for United, but De Gea bailed out Victor Lindelof by denying Dele Alli after a poor back-pass, before Kane headed the resulting corner just wide.United never looked like clawing it back and Lucas finished them off at the end, riding a challenge on the edge of the box before confidently beating De Gea.OHHH YESSSSS! #COYS pic.twitter.com/3FTkIsaVtP— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 27, 2018What it means: Spurs are the real dealTottenham had a wretched record at Old Trafford, having lost 21 times at United in the Premier League.But this was a commanding performance and a deserved win at a ground they historically struggle at.Although some supporters were disappointed with the lack of pre-season transfer activity, this victory shows there is plenty to be positive about for Spurs this term. Pat on the back: Lucas offers Moura than mostHe endured a difficult first season in England, but Lucas looks set for a thrilling second campaign. At Old Trafford the Brazilian’s darting runs were a highlight and caused United serious problems, and one probably should have earned Spurs a spot-kick. He then went on to get a deserved brace. Boot up the backside: Jagged JonesEngland international Jones looked extremely shaky on his first Premier League start of the season, almost giving away a first-half penalty, before losing Kane for the opening goal. You can see why his manager went public with his desire for more centre-backs. Key Opta facts- Tottenham have begun a top-flight season with three wins from three games for only the fifth time in their history, and first since 2009-10.- Manchester United have lost two of their opening three Premier League games for the first time since 1992-93, when they ended up winning the title in the competition’s inaugural campaign.- This was Jose Mourinho’s biggest home defeat in all competitions as a manager.- Spurs earned their biggest top-flight win at Old Trafford since a 4-1 victory in October 1972, when Martin Peters scored all four goals for the London club.- All three of Tottenham’s Premier League wins at Old Trafford have come with a different manager at the helm – Andre Villas Boas (September 2012), Tim Sherwood (January 2014) and Mauricio Pochettino.- This was Manchester United’s 50th home defeat in the Premier League.- Spurs striker Harry Kane has now scored in 25 of the 28 grounds in which he has played in the Premier League, with the exceptions being the Boleyn Ground, the Stadium of Light and Cardiff City Stadium. What’s next?Sunday sees United make the short trip to Burnley, who have lost their last three in all competitions and face a difficult Europa League test against Olympiacos on Thursday. Meanwhile, Spurs will face Watford away from home – Javi Gracia’s men having also won all of their first three league games this season. read morelast_img read more

Dancing with the stars: When sportsperson showed off their best moves

first_imgGarbine Muguruza, in a recent post by US Open on their Instagram video, is seen dancing to the hit song ‘Hey Mr DJ’. The song is a mix of Dancehall and R&B is Rihana’s debut single.The small video was posted with the caption, “#FridayFeeling: Sing your way into the weekend like @garbimuguruza! How would you rate her moves (via Muguruza) #USOpen.”Earlier in October, the 24-year-old was announced as the 2017 WTA Player of the Year, after reaching a career-high ranking of No. 1 in September. She is currently ranked No. 2 in the world behind Simona Halep, but remains only the second Spaniard to ever reach No. 1 in the WTA rankings.World No.1!@GarbiMuguruza receives her World No.1 Trophy! ??? pic.twitter.com/2uRD1IfjE8- WTA (@WTA) September 19, 2017Since the inception of social media, the world has become more transparent and the fans get a glimpse of their idols much more. And the stars do not shy away from sharing their light moments on platforms like Twitter or Instagram.Reuters Photo Muguruza now joins the list of players grooving to hit numbers and having some fun off the field. Before this, some of the Indian cricketers have shared their videos of them on the dance floor.Just a few days ago, a viral video had surfaced in which the former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen shaking more than a leg to the 2011 hit song ‘ Jhak Maar ke’ from the movie Desi Boyz. The original song featured John Abraham and Deepika Padukone.advertisementThe Indian captain had posted a small boomerang video from his Twitter account the day before the third and last T20I against New Zealand  in Thiruvananthapuram. The video shows him along with team-mates dancing, with the caption, “One from last night, chilling with the boys!”One from last night, chilling with the boys! ?????@SDhawan25 @hardikpandya7 pic.twitter.com/1qLzvWYdtf- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 7, 2017Back at the fag-end of August, Indian captain Virat Kohli, showed off his dancing skills opposite Mohammed Shami’s two-year-old daughter, Aairah. Team India were celebrating their win against Sri Lanka in the series clinching victory in Pallekele.  The little girl matched Kohli step for step on Lou Bega’s hit “I got a girl”.Aairah dance with virat after 3-0 victory ?????? @ICC @BCCI @imVkohli @HTSportsNews pic.twitter.com/m1Zg7x94l4- Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) August 28, 2017Kohli speaking to Gaurav Kapur on is Youtube talk-show, Breakfast with Champions,  had disclosed a lot of secrets about the dressing-room of team India and what kind of music he likes.”Only Punjabi music plays in the dressing room. Most don’t get their iPods…Hardik Pandya has an iPod, which has only English songs on them…from which he doesn’t know even five words of. He just wants beats and he will keep moving. We get irritated by those songs. The only other IPod left would be mine, which has Punabi songs…sometimes Hindi romantic songs are also there, but rest Punjabi. The mood in the dressing room should be kept lively,” he had said.last_img read more

Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist Supreme Court

first_imgOTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist.The decision is likely to be seen as a defeat for media that could leave them vulnerable to serving as investigative arms of the police.In 2014, Vice Media reporter Ben Makuch wrote three articles about the involvement of Farah Shirdon, formerly of Calgary, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.Exchanges between Makuch and Shirdon through a text-messaging service were crucial to the stories.The RCMP obtained a production order under the Criminal Code that directed Vice Media and Makuch to hand over documents and data related to communications with Shirdon.Makuch brought an application to quash the production order, but it was dismissed — a decision upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal and now the Supreme Court.More to come…last_img read more

Wigneswaran reiterates call for a federal system for NE

He said that the Northern Provincial Council has put forward the demand for a federal solution to the Government. (Colombo Gazette) Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran today reiterated the need for a federal system for the North and East.Wigneswaran told Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom in Jaffna that Tamils have been calling for a federal solution.

First Majestic Silver hopes to ride the storm

first_imgFirst Majestic Silver’s President and CEO, Keith Neumeyer commented at the Denver Gold Show in Colorado and the Hard Asset Conference in Las Vegas this week that with the shares now trading at close to three year lows that “the fundamentals of our business are not being recognised.” A comment that is broadly fair and applicable to many minin g companies. He further commented that, “Severe market corrections are common in bull markets, however, the recent world wide sell off in commodities and mining shares appears over done in management’s opinion”.“No one can predict bottoms in the market; however management remains very optimistic and encouraged by the successes occurring within the company and strongly feel the recent sell off in the company’s shares is unwarranted.  Two major expansion projects are presently underway at the San Martin Silver mine and the La Encantada Silver mine which are undergoing significant facelifts. Construction has been ongoing since June at both operations and will result in much higher levels of silver production for 2009.Also, 23 drill rigs are active within the company’s four core projects which represents one of the largest drill programs underway in Mexico. As a result of this aggressive program, new NI 43-101 resource estimates will be released on each project by year end. Furthermore, by achieving these important milestones, the company is in a position to commence scaling back its drill program in order to conserve capital.Neumeyer also stated that, “Management remains very committed to meeting and maintaining the growth of the business through continued expansion of production and resource development which we are confident will result in bringing true value.”The company says it is “well capitalised and thus has sufficient funds to meet its targets for 2008 and 2009. Even though an unusually wet rainy season in Mexico may impact the third quarter somewhat in production levels this has little or no impact on the long term growth focus of the company. Also, due to present market conditions, management is very aware of the necessity to conserve cash and has implemented cost savings programs internally in order to cut costs where possible.last_img read more

Coal consumption continues to grow year on year

first_imgAhead of International Mining’s annual World Coal article, which this year will look at new technology developments rather than coal projects, BP has published its latest edition of the Statistical Review of World Energy, its flagship report on key global energy trends. Once again, coal has proven itself to be the fastest growing fossil fuel in terms of consumption. Coal consumption grew by 3% in 2013.The World Coal Association notes that “coal’s share of global primary energy consumption in 2013 reached 30.1% – the highest since 1970. Coal consumption was strongest in emerging economies, which comes as no real surprise. As one of the most affordable energy fuels, coal is the main source of energy in a number of developing and developed economies.“Every year, there are calls to phase out coal. And every single year, consumption continues to grow much faster than that of any other fuel outside renewable energy. Coal has also provided half of the incremental energy demand globally since the beginning of the 21st century. History has shown that coal has fuelled national and global economies and will continue to play a critical role for the foreseeable future.“Coal consumption is growing year on year. What we need to focus on now is how to minimise its climate impacts. This means investing in high efficiency, low emissions technologies, and eventually carbon capture use and storage (CCUS). Moving the current average global efficiency rate of coal-fired power plants from 33 to 40% by deploying more advanced technology could cut 2 giga tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is the equivalent of:• India’s annual CO2 emissions• Running the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme for 53 years at its current rate, or• Running the Kyoto Protocol three times over.“Every report like this delivers more evidence that the world economy needs coal. Governments need to start facing these facts head on and work together to facilitate cleaner and more sustainable uses of coal.”last_img read more

Sempertrans USA opens new state of the art conveyor belt facility in

first_imgSempertrans USA has celebrated the Official Grand Opening of its new Atlanta location together with distributors and end-customers. The Sempertrans USA Team which includes Sales, Customer Service, Technical Management and Finance moved into the new location in Georgia, USA in December 2017. At the beginning of June 2018, Sempertrans USA could fully process, cut and slit to order, and distribute heavy duty textile belts from the facility. The warehouse is now filled with technically advanced and high-quality Sempertrans belts and optimally equipped to slit the belts within 24 hours and ship all across North America.Wes Tyre, Head of Sales North America, stated:” Our North America Team is ready to tackle any challenge. From impact and abrasion resistant belt solutions, our wide product portfolio ensures safe and highly efficient conveying even under the most demanding conditions.”In recent years, Sempertrans has successfully set up a sales and distribution organisation for conveyor belts in North America. The Sempertrans sales team cooperates with selected distributors who offer Sempertrans high performance heavy duty textile and steel reinforced conveyor belts. The main applications for the products are mining, steel, cement, power plants and the transport industry.“Sempertrans is one of the largest and most technologically advanced conveyor belt manufacturers in the world. We are excited to be a strong partner for our customers in North America and to further grow in the second biggest conveyor belt market in the world.”, said Irene Coughlin, General Manager Sempertrans USA, during the Grand Opening Ceremony.last_img read more

Alaska SeaLife Center Celebrates Twenty Year Anniversary

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Sealife Center in Seward is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and hosting a celebration, offering monthly promotions, and opening a new exhibit showcasing the past 20 years at the Center. Alaska SeaLife Center President and CEO, Dr. Tara Riemer: “As we reflect on the past twenty years, we are thankful for our donors, members, and supporters who help make what we do possible. We look forward to continuing our mission work for years to come.” The ASLC will be hosting a celebration on May 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,  with several activities planned. Including the recently opened exhibit highlighting the past, present, and future of ASLC. A new attraction at the center in the ‘Grotto’ octopus exhibit  the center’s octopus named Gilligan, has raised about 100 eggs into hatchlings with more to come, and they are visible for visitors.center_img The ASLC opened its doors on May 2, 1998 and has been generating and sharing scientific knowledge of Alaska’s unique marine ecosystems ever since. In a release from ASLC, the concept for the center began over 20 years ago, with the initial vision by Seward community leaders. Sparked by the impact of the 1989 oil spill, a group of concerned citizens and researchers formed the Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science,  non-profit corporation.last_img read more

In Other News Better Childcare Would Go a Long Way to Improve

first_imgEnsuring military families have adequate childcare would make a significant difference in their lives, according to a new study sponsored by the USO. Without stable childcare, spouses cannot afford to work, Chris Marvin, head of the firm that conducted the survey of military spouses, told Military.com. “It’s not a ‘nice-to-have’; it’s not a morale thing; it’s not, ‘thank you for your service.’ It should be a national security priority because … it would do more for the financial well-being of the military families than 10 years of pay raises,” Marvin said. The study’s other top recommendation was that DOD shouldn’t treat military spouses as a monolithic group. … The Air Force plans to relocate a surveillance mission from RAF Mildenhall to RAF Fairford in England by 2024 in a move stemming from the European Infrastructure Consolidation, officials said last week. Relocating the RC-135 Rivet Joint mission, conducted by the Air Force’s 95th Reconnaissance Squadron and 488th Intelligence Squadron, will require moving 530 military personnel and 740 family members. The action is intended to reduce excess capacity, reported Stars and Stripes.Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington that occurred from June 11, 2019 to June 18, 2019:Address: 14-R Boutwell StreetPrice: $819,900Buyer: Jordan R. Biswum & Anne L. NielsenSeller: Asset Redevelopment Corp.Date: 6/14/19Use: Residential Developed LandLot Size: 70,454 sfAddress: 54 Chestnut StreetPrice: $580,000Buyer: Victor & Emily BajenaruSeller: Angelica Marchini & Myra TenhuissenDate: 6/18/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 22,618 sfAddress: 37 Fairmont AvenuePrice: $475,000Buyer: Daniel StyffeSeller: Frank CannataDate: 6/11/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 45,302 sfAddress: 1 Murray Hill CirclePrice: $10,000Buyer: Reinier & Lourdes LacsonSeller: CS Newhouse BuildersDate: 6/12/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 14,442 sfAddress: 2 Olive StreetPrice: $720,000Buyer: Bachitter Tamber & Amandeep SinghSeller: Michael Tkachuk, Trustee for SLA RTDate: 6/13/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,078 sfAddress: 3002 Pouliot PlacePrice: $380,000Buyer: Alisha M. Halpin & Robert A. MillerSeller: Erin KeefeDate: 6/14/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 5,860 sfAddress: 7 Rhodes StreetPrice: $355,000Buyer: Shawn Bevis Sr.Seller: Douglas L. BevisDate: 6/11/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 9,000 sfAddress: 16 Sherwood RoadPrice: $705,000Buyer: Peter MarroniSeller: 74 Alexander Road LLCDate: 6/14/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 7,500 sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Hyundais cockpit of the future involves massive steering wheel screens

first_img Hyundai More From Roadshow Preview • 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Post a comment Hyundai More about 2020 Hyundai Sonata Tags Hyundai’s jumbo compact sedan communes with Google Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan News • 2020 Hyundai Sonata reveals striking new design ahead of New York Auto Show 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line review: A legit compact performer 0 If you’ve been in any number of new cars in the past year or so, you might marvel at how many screens automakers have been able to jam into ’em. Now, Hyundai’s looking at a place for additional screens that, until now, has been relegated to the realm of concept cars.Hyundai on Tuesday unveiled its latest study on the future of the cockpit. In addition to more clever layouts for screens in traditional locations, like the gauge cluster and dashboard center stack, the automaker has also added two large touchscreens to either side of a steering wheel. It’s presenting the concept in a Euro-spec Hyundai i30 hatchback.Most steering wheels have buttons that let you control features such as the radio volume or which screen is displayed on the gauge cluster. But Hyundai’s steering wheel screens remove those static buttons in favor of something more dynamic, allowing the owner to select what functions will appear on the steering wheel. The screens are loaded with haptic feedback to ensure button presses are accurate without too much distraction.Enlarge ImageIf this did make it to production, Hyundai would have to sandwich an airbag in there, too. Hyundai That’s not the only clever bit of tech Hyundai has in its study. It also has what it calls a Multi-Layer Display in the gauge cluster. While some screens convey depth using visual tricks, Hyundai’s gauge cluster comprises two separate screens that are placed 6 millimeters apart from each other. It gives the gauge cluster more visual depth, and according to Hyundai, it reduces distraction by placing the most important information on the foremost screen.Customization like this has grown in importance over the last few years. As AI voice assistants and app integration grow in prevalence, there’s been an increased focus on being able to customize a telematics layout to give the driver exactly what they want and nothing that they don’t. These screens could theoretically be linked to a user profile, so each time a different driver enters the vehicle, everything is laid out to their personal specifications.Of course, being a concept, Hyundai hasn’t said if or when this type of cockpit will make it to production. But it’s all part of a larger in-depth study of new-car interiors and how automakers can reduce distraction while boosting the technology behind the scenes. Auto Tech Future Carslast_img read more

Airlift rape survivorto Delhi DCW chief

first_imgNew Delhi : Delhi Commission For Women chief Swati Maliwal on Monday met the Unnao rape survivor at a Lucknow hospital where she has been admitted after a road accident, and said she should be airlifted to Delhi for better treatment as she is “critical”. While the two aunts died in the accident, the rape survivor and the lawyer received serious injuries and have been admitted to the Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University, police said. Also Read – HC declines protection to Shivakumar from arrest Advertise With Us She also claimed that no one from the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has visited the woman till now. Talking to reporters in Lucknow, the DCW chief alleged there was “gundaraj” in the state. She also said that the victim’s family believes that the turn of events was a “conspiracy” and not an accident, adding that the Commission will fight to ensure that the girl and the family get justice. Also Read – Odisha’s Conjoined Twins To Return Home 2 Years After Separation Advertise With Us Sengar was arrested on April 13 last year and is currently in jail. “DGP is saying that it was an accident. Come to the hospital, Yogi Adityanath. His MLA post should be taken away. The case should be transferred to Supreme Court and Sengar should be hanged to death within 15 days. If he is let off today, several Nirbhayas of the country will be left disappointed,” Maliwal posted on Twitter, tagging the UP chief minister.last_img read more

NRG Center Provides Shelter For Hundreds Of Evacuees

first_img Share Michael HagertyEvacuees line up to pick up supplies at the shelter at NRG Center on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.Houston officials have announced they are consolidating the many smaller shelters around the city into the two major ones — the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston and NRG Center in southwest Houston.We’ve heard plenty about the crowds of evacuees and volunteers and the surge of donations at the convention center. However, the shelter at NRG Center has come online more recently, going from the planning stages on Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2017) to housing some 900 evacuees by Thursday (Aug. 31, 2017). Another 700 evacuees are expected to arrive at NRG by the day’s end, according to representatives from BakerRipley, the nonprofit organization spearheading the effort.Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty broadcasts live from NRG Center where he reports this whole operation came together almost overnight. The building many Houstonians know as the exhibitor/vendor area during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each spring has been transformed into a place for people to live, eat, sleep, and pick up supplies. There’s a kids area where little ones are throwing a football around. There’s a medical clinic, and even an area for pets.We learn more about the operation from Fred Goodall. Some our listeners know him from our segment The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, but in his day job he serves as the marketing director for BakerRipley.– / 3last_img read more

Officials Confirm Three Measles Cases In Harris County Galveston And Montgomery Counties

first_img Share Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)This illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, measles virus particle that is studded with glycoprotein tubercles.Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has confirmed three measles cases in Harris County. The patients, whose identities are being kept confidential, are two boys under the age of 2 and a 25–35-year-old woman. All of them live in northwest Harris County.Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of HCPH, warned measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease because it’s caused by a virus that spreads to others through coughing and sneezing. However, Shah noted that prevention against measles is possible because “parents and caregivers have the power to protect their children and themselves from this disease by getting vaccinated.”The last measles case in Harris County was confirmed last September by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).There is also a confirmed case in Galveston County, according to its Health District, which said the patient is a boy ranging in age from 12 to 24 months. He was tested on January 28.Dr. Philip Keiser, Galveston County local health authority, said they are “aware of a small cluster of cases in the region.”Montgomery County health officials have also confirmed one case, a girl under the age of 2 who was tested in January.Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children. It’s an airborne virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person and it can spread to others through coughing and sneezing.Symptoms of measles are a high fever, runny nose, cough, red-watery eyes and sore throat that is followed by a rash breakout 3-5 days after symptoms begin.Measles is highly contagious, and if one person has it, nine out of 10 people around that person will also become infected if they’re not yet vaccinated.Measles is prevented through the combination MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children get two doses in order to be fully protected: the first dose should be given at 12 through 15 months of age, while the second dose should be administered at 4 through 6 years of age. One dose of the measles vaccine is about 93 percent effective at preventing measles if exposed to the virus, while two doses are 97 percent effective.last_img read more

Social support helps students to exercise more

first_imgMaking exercise a stress outlet may help students attain recommended amounts of physical activity and to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, said researchers including one of an Indian origin. “Accessing internal and external sources of inspiration and resilience is an effective and sustainable model for positive change,” said Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi. “Physicians who want to encourage their patients to get more physical activity should suggest the techniques from this study,” he added. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, researchers surveyed 135 college students, assessing their willingness to exercise for the recommended 150 minutes per week. Participants were asked to weigh pros, like improved energy and health, against perceived disadvantages, like being tired and not having enough time for academics or leisure. Once convinced that more exercise would benefit them, students were asked what they needed to get started. The single most significant factor was behavioural confidence which involves visualisation of future performance and external sources of confidence like an encouraging mentor. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAccording to the survey, respondents indicated that sustaining the weekly 150 minutes of exercise would require the support of family and friends, as well as an emotional shift, in which students would use exercise as an outlet for stressors. Respondents also said that social changes like making friends who also exercise regularly would improve their ability to persist. “Nearly half of all adults in the US do not engage in the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week. This basic lack of exercise is tied to myriad health problems, so it is important to address it early,” said study lead author, a Professor at the Jackson State University.last_img read more