Ceiling fans with springs, sensors to check suicides in Kota

first_imgA siren sensor and a spring device that will lower ceiling fans if anyone over 20 kg tries to hang from it will be affixed to fans in hostel rooms in the coaching hub of Kota. The city is grappling with rising cases of student suicides.Kota, known as the capital of competitive exam coaching in the country, has seen a rise in cases of suicides by stressed out students.Most of the suicides in the past in Kota have been committed by coaching students by hanging themselves from the ceiling fans of their hostel rooms.Keeping this in mind, the Kota Hostel Association, has come up with the decision to attach a spring equipment and a siren to the ceiling fans of the hostel rooms providing accommodation to coaching students.“The association has decided to make it mandatory for every student hostel registered with the association to attach a secret spring equipment and siren sensor to the ceiling fans of the hostel rooms,” Naveen Mittal, President of Kota Hostel Association, told PTI.The secret spring equipment attached with the ceiling fan is capable of bearing a weight of not more than 20 kg and will come down with the expansion of the spring if anyone heavier than 20 kg tries to hang from the fan, he said.Besides, the sensor will also start blaring out alerting authorities.A firm from Gujarat has been given an order for the supply of the spring equipment and sensor and the work to attach the equipment and sensor is underway in some of the hostels. The process is expected to be over in two to three months, said Manish Jain, founder president of the Association.In addition to this, biometric attendance machines would also be installed for daily attendance at all the hostels in Kota and the same would be made accessible to parents, hostel warden and officials of the association through mobile message.Biometric machines have been installed in 80 to 90 hostels in Land Mark area of the city. Around 500 to 550 hostels are currently registered with the association, he said.Besides, CCTV cameras would be installed at the entrance and exit roads, points and gates in areas where the coaching institutes and hostels are located, Jain said.The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) in its 2014 report said at least 45 students committed suicide in Kota due to fear of failure in exams. Last year, 17 students committed suicide in Kota.The state government as well as the district administration has taken several measures and issued guidelines to check such incidents.Around 1.75 lakhs students from across the country have come to Kota in recent years for coaching for entrance tests in IIT/JEE and NEET.last_img read more

OBC leaders meet CM, fear quota cut

first_imgEven as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis claimed that the upcoming Maratha reservation will not harm the present OBC quota, OBC organisations on Tuesday warned that they will hit the streets if the CM fails to keep his word. A delegation of several OBC organisations met Mr. Fadnavis on Tuesday afternoon fearing possible encroachment in their reservation as Marathas have also been granted the status of Socially and Educationally Backward class (SEBC), under which category OBCs have been granted reservation in the Constitution.Former MLA Prakash Shendge said it is rumoured that the Marathas will be given reservation in the OBC category. “The Chief Minister has promised us that OBC reservation will not be touched. There will be the special mention of the same in the bill that we will be bringing in the Assembly,” he said.Mr. Shendge said that the draft of the bill is going to be presented in the Assembly on Wednesday. “It will all be clear soon. If he has not kept his word, we will not hesitate to hit the streets. If need be, we are ready to create a political option against this government,” he said.Earlier, while replying to the discussion in Assembly, Mr. Fadnavis had said that Maratha reservation under SEBC will not hamper the existing 52% reservation in the State and especially the 19% reservation to OBCs.last_img read more

Court Allows Bank Of Baroda To Leave South Africa Over Gupta Brothers Links

first_imgA top South African court has allowed Bank of Baroda to close its operations in the country next month, over its links with the controversial India-born Gupta brothers who are facing massive corruption allegations.Judge Ntendeya Mavundla of the Pretoria High Court yesterday dismissed with costs an application by 20 companies linked to the Guptas seeking to stop the Bank of Baroda or BoB from closing all its accounts and leaving South Africa.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img

Indonesia angered after Malaysia puts wrong flag in SEA Games book

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi says the error is “very painful.”Indonesia’s Olympic Committee chairman Erick Thohir says the mistake “shows negligence” and demanded the guidebook be replaced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIndonesia appears to have taken particular offense because the guidebook was distributed to VIPs at Saturday’s opening ceremony and only its flag was shown incorrectly.Malaysia and Indonesia are both Muslim majority nations and share a similar language but often trade accusations of stealing the other’s food and culture. CBB Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Indonesians were angered after Malaysian organizers for the Southeast Asian Games wrongly depicted the Indonesian flag (right) in a souvenir guidebook for the event. In the guidebook, the Indonesia flag was inverted, making it look like the flag of Poland (left). AFP FILESJAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is accusing the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland’s, has caused anger in Indonesia where “shameonyoumalaysia” has become the most popular hashtag on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Macandili replaces Lazaro in SEA Games lineuplast_img read more

Renesas: MCU using advanced 28nm Embedded Flash technology

first_imgRenesas announced the sample shipment of the industry’s first on-chip flash memory microcontroller using a 28 nm process technology. To contribute to the realization of next-generation green cars and autonomous vehicles with higher efficiency and higher reliability, the revolutionary RH850/E2x Series MCU incorporates up to six 400 MHz CPU cores, which makes it the first on-chip flash memory automotive MCU to achieve the industry’s highest processing performance of 9600 MIPS. The new MCU series also features a built-in flash memory of up to 16 MB as well as enhanced security functions and functional safety.Targeting ASIL-D, the highest level of the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for automotive E/E systems, the RH850/E2x Series adopts the dual core lock step CPU structure that guarantees that the calculations performed by two CPU cores are identical. The RH850/E2x also provides up to four sets of CPU pairs, and features a variety of hardware functional safety improvements. In applications where a system malfunction could lead to life-endangering accidents, these features immediately detect faults should a malfunction occur and allow system safety to be maintained. Renesas will provide safety analysis tools that can flexibly support a wide range of use cases to implement safe systems.Under Renesas autonomy, an open, innovative and trusted platform for assisted and automated driving, Renesas provides end-to-end solutions that advance the evolution of vehicles towards next-generation green cars, connected cars, and autonomous-driving vehicles. The 28nm-generation automotive control MCU is a new breakthrough product featuring next-generation technology for achieving vehicle control, which, together with the R-Car Family of systems-on-chip designed for cloud connectivity and sensing, constitute the two main pillars of the Renesas autonomy Platform.Samples of both 28nm and 40nm MCUs from RH850/E2x are scheduled to be available from March 2018.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Making a “Smart City” smart with cellular gatewaysNext Farnell: element14 now stocking Rohde & Schwarz RTC1000 and RTM3000 oscilloscopeslast_img read more

Can Mason Rudolph Make Bedlam History With His Second Win In Norman?

first_imgWhen we look back at the Oklahoma State quarterbacks who have beaten the Sooners, the list is predictably short. One name that does appear on that list is current Cowboy, Mason Rudolph.But if Rudolph leads the Cowboys to a victory on Saturday, he won’t be the first OSU quarterback with multiple Bedlam wins (although he would be the first to do it twice in Norman).Let’s look at the Oklahoma State quarterbacks that have been able to get multiple wins against the Sooners, in the modern era. (Bob Fenimore played halfback but led the team in passing both years as the Cowboys won Bedlam in 1944 and 1945.)Tony Lindsay1997: That last time Oklahoma State was favored in Norman was back in 1997. The Cowboys were led by the eventual Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, Tony Lindsay. Lindsay went 9 for 16 for 129 yards and two touchdowns, including a 40-yard touchdown pass to R.W. McQuarters.Cowboys won in Norman 30-7.1998: As a redshirt-sophomore, Lindsay had an impressive four-touchdown outing at home.Going 16 of 24 for 138 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, Lindsay also had a huge game on the ground. He rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns, just shy of this fourth career 100-yard rushing game.Cowboys win at home 41-26, completing the first pair of back-to-back Bedlam wins in 30-plus years.Lindsay’s Bedlam record as a starter: 2-1Josh Fields2001: In one of the most dramatic games in OSU history, the heavy 27-point underdog Cowboys were led by true freshman Josh Fields.Okay, so technically Fields didn’t start this game. He came in after early after Aso Pogi went 2 for 9 with two interceptions and was “the guy” from there on out.Fields went 19 for 38 for 231 yards with one touchdown and one interception. But that one touchdown was a memorable one. “The catch” in the back of the end zone solidified Fields and all-time leading receiver Rashaun Woods in OSU lore.OSU won 16-13 in Norman.2002: Fields had one of the best games of his career going a super efficient 18 of 27 for 357 yards and four touchdowns. Rashaun Woods had 134 yards and two touchdowns and Tatum Bell added 106 on the ground.Cowboys win in Stillwater 38-28.Fields’ Bedlam record as a starter: 1-1 (but we’re counting him as 2-1)Mason RudolphSo were does that leave Rudolph?2014: The record-setting junior first endeared himself to Cowboy fans when he led his 21-point underdog team to a 38-35 nail-biting win in Norman.Rudolph went 19 of 35 for 273 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, looking stellar for a true freshman in just his second start.Oklahoma had pushed the lead back to 14 when, late in the fourth quarter, Rudolph hit Brandon Sheperd on back-to-back plays. A 14-yard pass followed by a 43-yard touchdown pass not only brought the Cowboys within a score with less than five minutes remaining, but made me believe Sheperd would go All-Big 12 his senior season.You probably know the rest of that story. Bob Stoops decided to re-punt and Tyreek Hill went house setting up the game-winning field goal in overtime by Ben Grogan.Not only did Rudolph beat Oklahoma, he reignited an offense that had been mostly inept the first ten games of the season.2015: Rudolph didn’t start the game due to an injury he sustained the week before against Baylor. He was unceremoniously trotted out for one series in lieu of J.W. Walsh with little chance of success. OSU’s coaching staff basically told Mike Stoops, “We’re going deep here.”. The result was an interception and some head scratching by all who watched.But this year Rudolph is healthy and for once in his career appears to have the running game needed to help his prolific passing attack flourish.If the Cowboys can pull it off this weekend, Rudolph will be the second OSU quarterback to win multiple starts and the first to win twice in Norman.Rudolph’s Bedlam record as a starter: 1-0 (and counting)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Neena Gupta is all set for India vs Pakistan World Cup match, requests director to wrap up early

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 14:55 IST Neena Gupta wishes Team India good luckEverybody has been bitten by the cricket bug because of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. With India facing its arch-rival Pakistan on the field today, every cricket fan from both the countries is glued to their TV screens.Every fan irrespective of their age and their profession is clearing up their schedule to witness the much-awaited cricket battle. Our very own, stupendously talented actress, Neena Ji is also no different.The 60-year-old, who is currently shooting in Bhopal for her upcoming film, Panga also tried clearing her schedule for the match. The video that is captioned, “Good luck India,” shows the actress on the sets of her film.In the video, Neena Gupta can be heard saying, “Subha subha aa gai hun shooting main, Bhopal main aur maine apni director ko aate hi bola, please aaj thoda jaldi chodh dena.”She added, “Aaj Hindustan Pakistan ka match hai, aaj to matlab banta hai. Aur subha subha check karliya, hotel ke room main aata hai ki nai Star Sports. I hope vo chodh de. I am very scared and very excited. Wish India good luck.”We also wish India good luck.The actress recently celebrated her 60th birthday in London with daughter, Masaba Gupta and husband, Vivek Mehra.ALSO READ | Neena Gupta leaves London gasping for air in plunging neckline top and denims with long bootsALSO SEE | Masaba Gupta flaunts her curves in halterneck backless monokini on Mexican beaches. See picsadvertisementALSO WATCH | Mother-daughter duo Neena, Masaba Gupta get candid with Rajdeep SardesaiGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow Neena GuptaFollow Panga Neena Gupta is all set for India vs Pakistan World Cup match, requests director to wrap up earlyNeena Gupta, who is currently shooting in Bhopal for her upcoming film, Panga tried clearing her schedule for India vs Pakistan World Cup match.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Program Teaches Camping Fishing Basics

first_imgNova Scotians curious about camping can register for a fun and informative overnight experience at a provincial park. The Learn 2 Camp weekend program teaches camping essentials like how to build a fire, set up a tent, cook a meal and choose and use equipment. It takes place July 13 and 14 at Smileys Provincial Park in Hants County and includes a night of camping. The program also includes a hands-on sportfishing workshop where participants can learn safe and ethical angling skills and equipment basics. Applications are being accepted until June 28. Nova Scotia’s campgrounds continue to grow in popularity and a record number of campers enjoyed provincial campgrounds last season. More than 82,000 campsite nights were booked in 2018, an increase of five per cent over 2017. Bookings have gone up about 30 per cent since 2014. Learn 2 Camp is delivered in partnership with Scouts Canada-Nova Scotia Council and Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. “The program is very popular with newcomers to Nova Scotia. It provides a great introduction to camping so our clients can experience camping before having to buy all the equipment required,” says Lani Poce, co-ordinator of the association’s Community Connection Program. “Our clients love seeing and experiencing different parts of Nova Scotia. The partnership has reduced some of the barriers to camping for newcomers by providing the resources necessary for them to participate.” Registration is $60 for four people and $10 for each additional person. More information is available online at http://parks.novascotia.ca/learn2camp .last_img read more


first_imgMegz Reynolds loved the time she spent on her extended family’s ranch as a child. (Sherry Reynolds) As a teenager I would fantasize about one day having a farm of my own.What my teenage self didn’t realize was how challenging the transition to farming would be and how many of my preconceived ideas about food and food production would be challenged.I have always been a creative soul and a bit of a gypsy. After high school I got my first job in the film industry as a trainee set decorator on the blockbuster film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I was hooked. I loved the fast pace, the ever-changing challenges, the problem-solving and the performing under stress.As much as I loved film, there was always a piece of me that was missing the farm and farm life.Fast forward to a surprise birthday party on a dark night during harvest in a rural Sask. town with a population of 12. A young grain farmer walks into the bar covered in dust from combining field peas. He didn’t remember meeting me and I didn’t realize it at the time, but that young farmer was going to be the one to bring me back to farm life. Megz Reynolds has embraced farm life after an earlier career in the film industry. (Megz Reynolds) Advertisement I have a confession to make. Seven years ago I thought all GMOs were bad. That may not be a shocking sentiment these days, but here’s the catch: Now I’m a grain farmer in Saskatchewan.My perspective on GMOs is just one of many things that have changed since I embraced farm life.I grew up in Calgary and went on to an 11-year career in the film industry before meeting my husband and moving out to his fourth-generation family farm. The transition from film to farm may seem like a wild step, but growing up I always felt most at home on my extended family’s ranch in Southern Alberta. Twitter Advertisementcenter_img My childhood weekends, summer holidays and birthday parties were always spent on the farm. I was free there. I ran wild, took off on horseback, built forts in the coulee and climbed the Porcupine Hills. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

More than 58000 People Arrested Suspended or Fired in Turkey

By Alexandra KrauskaRabat – The number of people arrested, suspended or fired in Turkey based on suspicions of disloyalty to President Erdogan has risen to more than 58,000, according to BBC. After the unsuccessful coup by soldiers last week, Erdogan wants to identify all government workers who may have been affiliated with the movement.Turkish media announced that over 15,000 teachers and school staff, more than 1,500 university deans, and over 10,000 government workers had been removed from their positions. This is in addition to the 6,000 arrests of military personnel, suspension of over 3,000 judges, and firing of almost 9,000 police officers that happened earlier this week.The government blames Fethullah Gulen for the coup and is looking to remove all of his supporters from their positions. Gulen is an imam, and the leader of the Hizmet-Gulen movement, which advocates for moderate, pro-Western Sunni Islam, and encourages activism, civic engagement, and interfaith dialogue.The movement has organized charitable foundations that opened schools, tutoring centers, and hospitals, and provides humanitarian aid. Critics believe, however, that the movement intends to spread socially conservative ideas about alcohol and marriage and to gain power.The movement has become very powerful, and BBC believes that it may be the largest Muslim network in the world. Gulen, who was once a close ally of Erdogan’s, became his enemy in the past decade, as the power struggle between Gulen and Erdogan became more tense. He moved to the United States in 1999, and was charged with treason soon after. In 2013, Erdogan moved to shut down Hizmet-funded schools and fire Hizmet supporters from government positions.The people who were removed from their positions, suspended, or arrested are believed to have links to the Hizmet movement, especially the teachers and government workers.Gulen denied having had any role in directing the coup and condemned it as treason, in an interview with BBC.In addition to the arrests, the Turkish government revoked the licences of 24 different radio and television stations that may be affiliated with Gulen. read more

Two arrested over assault

The police said that two people were taken into custody over the assault on a lawyer who appeared on behalf of the suspects in the Kotte Rajamahavihara Temple double murder case.Sumith Silva who appeared for the suspects in the case involving the murder of two Monks at the Rajamaha Viharaya, was assaulted outside Magistrates Courts in Gangodawila last week. Attorney-at-Law Goonaratne Wanninayake the lawyers were demanding immediate action to bring the perpetrators to book and to strengthen security provided to lawyers inside the court premises. Agitated by this incident a group of lawyers from Colombo decided to boycott courts today. However this afternoon Wanninayake said that the police had informed him two people were arrested over the incident and they will be produced in court.As a result a protest which was to be staged tomorrow by the lawyers has been called off. (Report by Indika Sri Aravinda) read more

US high school counsellors descend on Brock this week

This Wednesday (Sept. 18), Brock’s International Market Development office will showcase the University to 50 visiting U.S. high school counsellors from 18 different states.These guests are part of the thousands of high school guidance counsellors who are in Toronto this week for the annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).While at Brock, the counsellors will have the opportunity to check out Brock and experience what makes Niagara truly original on a bus tour of the region.This is the first time the NACAC has hosted their annual meeting outside of the United States. As a result, many of the counsellors will take the opportunity to visit post-secondary institutions throughout Ontario.NACAC’s national conference is the preeminent forum for the college admission community. The conference brings together more than 5,000 secondary and post-secondary college admission counselling professionals to exchange ideas, learn from experts, and experience the products and services that will enable them to accomplish their goals. read more

UNs top Iraq envoy discusses concerns about voting process with Kirkuk local

The senior United Nations envoy to Iraq today discussed concerns about the upcoming constitutional referendum with a local official from Kirkuk.One day after meeting with delegations representing Turkman and Arab communities in the area, Ashraf Qazi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, conveyed their concerns to Hamid Majid Mousa, a member of the Transitional National Assembly Constitutional Committee and Chair of Kirkuk Normalization Committee.Mr. Qazi discussed with Mr. Mousa the Arab and Turkman delegations’ worry about the excessive numbers of newly registered voters in Kirkuk and the surrounding areas, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).Mr. Mousa updated the UN envoy on the situation in Kirkuk, and agreed with him on the need for vigorous measures to ascertain the veracity of the vote in the 15 October Referendum on the Draft Constitution, as well as elections to be held in December. Both men reiterated the importance of adequate political representation for the various communities. Mr. Qazi restated UNAMI’s continued commitment to upholding internationally accepted norms of human rights and ensuring a free, inclusive and transparent political process. read more

Commentary Bowl Championship Series predictions good for Ohio State

After one of the most riveting weekends of college football in recent memory, voters will need to put some serious thought into their submissions over the next two weeks.This past Saturday, two climactic finishes turned the tide of the BCS picture. Faced with the possibility of suddenly downing rival Ohio State, Michigan coach Brady Hoke made an all or nothing decision to attempt a two-point conversion late in the game with the Wolverines down one. After OSU redshirt-freshman cornerback Tyvis Powell intercepted redshirt-junior quarterback Devin Gardner’s pass attempt, the Buckeyes managed to survive and stay unbeaten.The rest of Saturday’s games made OSU one of only two unbeaten teams from BCS conferences (the other being Florida State). Previously undefeated and top-ranked Alabama lost to then-No. 4 Auburn, after senior cornerback Chris Davis returned a failed Alabama 57 yard field goal attempt 100 yards for a touchdown.After the release of the BCS standings on Sunday night, the Top 5 rankings are No.1 Florida State, No. 2 OSU, No. 3 Auburn, No. 4 Alabama and No. 5 Missouri.If Florida State and OSU both win their conference championship games (against No. 20 Duke and No. 10 Michigan State respectively), it seems difficult to prevent both teams from playing in the national title game. I predict that both teams will win, and that this scenario will occur. If either team loses, the media’s SEC bias may sneak the winner of the SEC Championship game between Auburn and Missouri into the title game (especially if Auburn wins).Looking beyond the title game, I do believe that Auburn will win the SEC Championship. Between their No. 5-ranked rushing attack and scoring proficiency (ranked 18th in points per game), Auburn should pull out a tight victory over Missouri.In the Pac-12, I see No. 11 Arizona State will upset No. 7 Stanford in the championship game. Most of Stanford’s victories have been close games, and they almost melted down against then-No. 2 Oregon, even though they held on for a six point victory. Although Arizona State has also had many close victories, they will be playing at home, where they have defeated every opponent besides No. 21 Wisconsin by at least double digits (ASU is 8-1 as the home team, with the lone loss to Notre Dame).In the Big 12, I predict that No. 6 Oklahoma State will win the conference. I think that No. 9 Baylor will lose to No. 25 Texas, and the Cowboys will take down No. 17 Oklahoma, thus securing their place in a BCS bowl.In the American Athletic Conference, I believe that the No. 16 Central Florida will win the BCS bid. Although I believe that No. 19 Louisville is the more talented team, it seems that most scenarios favor UCF claiming the bid (since they are undefeated in conference, including a win against Louisville).These results would lead to the following matchups:Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Arizona StateFiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Alabama (At Large)Sugar Bowl: Auburn vs. UCFOrange Bowl: Clemson vs. Northern Illinois (At Large)National Title Game (in Pasadena, California): Florida State vs. Ohio StateI predict that Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Auburn and Northern Illinois will all win their BCS contests. Oklahoma State and Alabama will probably be the most intriguing regular BCS contest as both teams have only one loss on the season by single digits.As for the National Title game, it will be close. I predict in a thriller similar to the Michigan game, the Buckeyes will prevail at the last second. Considering the talents of Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller (who combined for 379 rushing yards against Michigan), Florida State will be hard pressed to stop the Buckeye run game. read more

Paléontologie des ossements de cousins des dinosaures découverts en Tanzanie

first_imgPaléontologie : des ossements de cousins des dinosaures découverts en TanzanieTanzanie – Des ossements de créatures ayant vécu sur Terre il y a plus de 240 millions d’années ont été découverts en Tanzanie. L’Asilisaurus kongwe n’est pas l’ancêtre du dinosaure mais son cousin, et la découverte de ces ossements laisse penser que les dinosaures n’étaient en réalité “que l’un des grands groupes d’animaux dont la diversité a explosé durant le Trias”.C’est en 2007 que des paléontologues ont découvert les premiers fragments de squelettes d’Asilisaurus kongwe, dans le bassin du Ruhuhu (Tanzanie du Sud). Peu à peu, ce sont les ossements de quatorze individus qui ont été extraits.Cousin du dinosaure vieux de 240 millions d’années, l’Asilisaurus kongwe dont un squelette presque entier a pu être reconstitué, était un petit quadrupède mesurant un peu plus d’un mètre de haut et ne pesant pas plus de 30 kilos. D’après les chercheurs, cet animal qui a vécu pendant le Trias moyen (la première période de l’ère secondaire) se nourrissait sans doute à la fois de viande et de plantes. Jusqu’alors, les chercheurs pensaient que les cousins des dinosaures étaient bipèdes et carnivores. Il est possible qu’Asilisaurus kongwe ait d’abord été carnivore, puis qu’il ait diversifié sa nourriture afin d’améliorer ses chances de survie.”Cette découverte laisse penser que les dinosaures n’étaient que l’un des grands groupes d’animaux dont la diversité a explosé durant le Trias (250 à 200 millions d’années), parmi lesquels les ptérosaures (reptiles volants), des reptiles du genre Silesaurus, et plusieurs groupes proches des crocodiles” expliqueSterling Nesbitt de l’université du Texas à Austin.L’Asilisaurus kongwe, en tant que cousin proche du dinosaure, dérive très probablement d’un ancêtre qui leur était commun. La divergence ayant conduit aux deux lignées étant antérieure à 243 millions d’années, les chercheurs en déduisent que les dinosaures sont plus anciens qu’ils ne le pensaient jusqu’à présent.Le 20 mars 2010 à 09:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, 14 Oct 2014 – A courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II by Bahamas Governor General H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Buckingham Palace today. This visit is part of state visit by the Governor General to London to attend an investiture. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:courtesy call, margaruite pinding, queen elizabeth IIcenter_img Public Holiday on Monday; Queen’s Birthday Honor parade in Grand Turk HAITIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE pays courtesy call on Premier Rufus Ewinglast_img read more

JAMAICA Nurses Charged to Play Greater Role in Promoting Public Health

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, March 1, 2018 – Kingston –  Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has charged the nation’s nurses to prepare to play a greater role in promoting and protecting public health.  He noted that nurses, given the regular and frequent contact they have with people, are in a unique position to promote healthy lifestyles and advise persons against habits that can endanger their health.“The nursing profession has to prepare itself… (for nurses) to be greater advocates for the cause of public health and wellness in our society,” he said.The Minister was addressing the launch of Nursing Now, a global campaign aimed at promoting the profession, held on Tuesday (February 27) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St. Andrew.  The initiative is geared at, among other things, raising the status of nurses globally, and maximising the contribution that nursing makes to universal health coverage and women’s empowerment and economic development.Its key partners are the World Health Organization (WHO), International Council of Nurses, the United Kingdom (UK)-based Burdett Trust for Nursing, and nursing organisations across the globe.Minister Tufton, in endorsing the campaign, said it is going to reinforce the value of the nursing profession to public health locally, in the region and internationally.  He noted that the impact of nurses is greatest at the level of primary healthcare; the preventative side of health, which is a major thrust of Governments globally.“It is a good time to highlight, to reinforce that importance, in order for us to take note and to do more to promote the interest, role and the contribution of a very crucial sector in the delivery of public healthcare,” he said.Dr. Tufton said the initiative will enable “greater empowerment of our nurses and provide them with the ability and the capacity to prepare themselves to provide greater leadership, as an important response to the public health challenges the country faces”.last_img read more

Mourinho reveals Man Uniteds struggle to sign players

first_imgMan United’s Jose Mourinho, gave a very detailed explanation about the struggle that his club goes through to sign the very best players.What Jose Mourinho explained this Friday during a Man United press conference ahead of the match at Southampton is worth analyzing, his club has struggled quite a bit to sign the very best players from other clubs recently.We recently found out about the negative response he got from Internazionale Milano’s midfielder, Ivan Perisic.But the Croatian is only one of many great examples that the Red Devils could talk about for hours, we can also bring up the case of Gareth Bale, the Real Madrid Welshman who rejected the Red Devils very publicly knowing that Jose Mourinho kept asking for his transfer to the club.The Portuguese manager knows that in order to win the titles that the clubs from Spain are currently owning, he has to buy the very best players who are available on the market.The problem is that getting some of the best talents that money can buy, has become increasingly difficult even if the clubs that could sell them don’t really have that much power to win titles.Mourinho just gave a very detailed explanation with examples that we need to analyze further here, he used Tottenham Hotspur as a perfect way to illustrate it because the Spurs are one of the clubs that have some of the biggest talents in English football but all of them are a forbidden fruit right now.The #MUFC Official App is the best place to follow Jose’s press conference — head there from 10:30 GMT!— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 30, 2018When asked about United’s struggle to sign top players, Mourinho said: “It depends,” he said via Goal.“I will give you an example, that I hope is a good example. I hope you can interpret it in the right way.”“Is Manchester United by history, by its dimensions, bigger than Tottenham? With all the respect – Tottenham is an amazing club – I think everybody would say yes.”“Can we go to Tottenham and buy their best players? No – because they don’t sell or because they are so powerful that they can say no.”“A few years ago, who was Tottenham’s best player? Michael Carrick. A few years later, who was the best player? Berbatov.”“Can we go now there and bring Harry Kane, Dele Alli, [Christian] Eriksen, [Heung-min] Son? Can we go there and bring the guys here? No.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“So, who is more powerful now. Them or us? Football changes. It is more difficult to buy players of a high, high, high level.”“The clubs are more powerful and don’t want to sell. Before, the smaller clubs, they were almost begging the big clubs, ‘get my best player, I need to sell. Please, you are powerful, buy my best player’.”“At this moment, they don’t want to sell. It is more difficult to make the team better and stronger with buying.”“Unless you do what some clubs do, and for some reason, they can do and others cannot. Which is, I need a right back and a left back. Send away the ones you have and buy four at the same time.”“It is difficult, so we do what we can. Last season was fantastic to finish second and we are fighting hard. I know we have to do better than we are doing.”“But one thing is to do better and another thing is to try and compare ourselves with what Manchester United was in the past. Not just because Manchester United was fantastic, but because there was a big difference to the others and, at the moment, it is not like that,” he concluded.✊ We are United.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 30, 2018It’s still unclear if the Red Devils will go after any players during this winter transfer window, but they should at least consider it due to the current climate within the squad.It’s safe to say that Manchester United is too far from being the best club in English football, Jose Mourinho grew increasingly frustrated with his several failed attempts to buy the players he wanted for his new project and had to resign himself with the idea of getting his second or third option on the lists that he provided to Ed Woodward.Even if the Red Devils are the wealthiest club in the world, they still refuse to pay too much money for any player and they will likely remain with the same philosophy after the experience that brought them signing Paul Pogba a couple of years ago.Thanks to Tottenham, Jose Mourinho’s biggest excuse is now irrelevant #mufc https://t.co/RDpEYDCICE— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) November 27, 2018Which top player would you like to see playing for Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more