HUALIEN, Taiwan – Taiwanese broadcasters say two Canadians are among those killed in the earthquake that hit the country this week.They say the bodies of a Canadian couple originally from Hong Kong were found in a partially collapsed hotel on Friday.The hotel was located on the lower floors of a 12-storey building that was leaning at a 45-degree angle, forcing crews to stabilize it with steel beams.The building was one of several damaged by the magnitude 6.4 temblor that struck Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hualien county, whose economy is heavily dependent on tourism.The deaths of the Canadian couple, both 49, raises the death toll from the earthquake to 12, including four tourists from China and a 27-year-old Filipino employed as a household helper.Taiwan’s National Fire Agency has listed 273 people as injured.Taiwan has frequent earthquakes, most of them minor, but a 1999 quake killed more than 2,300 people and was Taiwan’s worst recent natural disaster. read more
Rabat – The map of the Antarctic Peninsula will have to be redrawn after a massive iceberg 4 times the size of London broke off.For now, the enormous behemoth is remaining in place, “A one trillion tonne iceberg – one of the biggest ever recorded,” according to Antarctic research.“The calving occurred sometime between Monday 10 July and Wednesday 12 July 2017, when a 5,800km section of Larsen C finally broke away. The iceberg, which is likely to be named A68, weighs more than a trillion tonnes. Its volume is twice that of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes,” scientists continued. The berg, weighing in at a trillion tonnes, broke away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf after satellite images revealed a massive crack formed over several years. The “calving” of the berg away from the coastline could possibly cause Larsen C to collapse.“The calving of this iceberg leaves the Larsen C Ice Shelf reduced in area by more than 12 per cent, and the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula changed forever,” the scientists said.“Although the remaining ice shelf will continue naturally to regrow, Swansea researchers have previously shown that the new configuration is potentially less stable than it was prior to the rift.”Professor Adrian Luckman, of Swansea University, a lead investigator on the Midas project, said: “We have been anticipating this event for months, and have been surprised how long it took for the rift to break through the final few kilometres of ice.“We will continue to monitor both the impact of this calving event on the Larsen C Ice Shelf, and the fate of this huge iceberg.“The iceberg is one of the largest recorded and its future progress is difficult to predict. It may remain in one piece but is more likely to break into fragments. Some of the ice may remain in the area for decades, while parts of the iceberg may drift north into warmer waters.”As massive as the iceberg is, it is not the largest to ever break free. The largest iceberg ever recorded was nearly twice the size of this one, measured at 11,000 square kilometres. It broke free from the Ross Ice Shelf in 2000. Six years later, it floated past New Zealand.For Rod Downie, head of the polar programmes at environmental charity WWF, “it demonstrates just how fragile the polar regions are.”“The polar regions drive our oceans and atmosphere,” Downie explained. “But west Antarctica has experienced some of the most rapid rates of warming on the planet in recent decades, and that’s not good news for iconic species such as Adélie or emperor penguins.”Downie maintains the event is a clear example of the effects of climate change. “This demonstrates why we need to urgently and globally tackle climate change head on, starting in the UK with the UK Government outlining how we plan to meet our international commitments to reduce carbon emissions.”The iceberg could remain intact for the foreseeable future, or it could break into smaller bergs. Either way, scientists agree that the sheer size of the event will require a redrawing of the map of the entire Antarctic Peninsula. read more
More people in India, the world’s second most crowded country, have access to a mobile telephone than to a toilet, according to a set of recommendations released today by United Nations University (UNU) on how to cut the number of people with inadequate sanitation.“It is a tragic irony to think that in India, a country now wealthy enough that roughly half of the people own phones, about half cannot afford the basic necessity and dignity of a toilet,” said Zafar Adeel, Director of United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health (IWEH), and chair of UN-Water, a coordinating body for water-related work at 27 UN agencies and their partners.India has some 545 million cell phones, enough to serve about 45 per cent of the population, but only about 366 million people or 31 per cent of the population had access to improved sanitation in 2008.The recommendations released today are meant to accelerate the pace towards reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on halving the proportion of people without access to safe water and basic sanitation.If current global trends continue, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) predict there will be a shortfall of 1 billion persons from that sanitation goal by the target date of 2015. “Anyone who shirks the topic as repugnant, minimizes it as undignified, or considers unworthy those in need should let others take over for the sake of 1.5 million children and countless others killed each year by contaminated water and unhealthy sanitation,” said Mr. Adeel.Included in the nine recommendations are the suggestions to adjust the MDG target from a 50 per cent improvement by 2015 to 100 per cent coverage by 2025; and to reassign official development assistance equal to 0.002 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) to sanitation.The UNU report cites a rough cost of $300 to build a toilet, including labour, materials and advice. “The world can expect, however, a return of between $3 and $34 for every dollar spent on sanitation, realized through reduced poverty and health costs and higher productivity – an economic and humanitarian opportunity of historic proportions,” added Mr. Adeel. 14 April 2010More people in India, the world’s second most crowded country, have access to a mobile telephone than to a toilet, according to a set of recommendations released today by United Nations University (UNU) on how to cut the number of people with inadequate sanitation. read more
OSU junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson lays down a bunt during a game against Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 13. OSU won 7-3. Credit: Muyao Shen | Assistant Photo EditorFresh off its first Big Ten series victory of the 2016 season over Rutgers last weekend, the Ohio State baseball team (23-12-1, 4-5-0) is set to host the Cincinnati Bearcats (18-19) on Tuesday in a midweek meeting between in-state foes. The two teams faced each other a season ago, when OSU claimed a 6-0 victory behind a strong outing from then-redshirt freshman Adam Niemeyer. OSU coach Greg Beals will try to duplicate that performance by again sending a rookie pitcher to the mound, this time being Ryan Feltner in a controlled start against a to-be-determined Bearcat. The Scarlet and Gray, who are 14-2 at home this season, will be hoping to continue their dominance over visiting opponents with another win against the Bearcats. Scouting the BearcatsDespite losing three of its last five games, Cincinnati enters Tuesday’s game leading the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats, however, are visiting with momentum behind them, as they won two of three games against conference foe Tulane over the weekend. Games outside of the Queen City have not been friendly for the Bearcats. In road or neutral contests, they have a combined travel record of 4-15. Cincinnati, statistically, is one of the worst hitting teams in all of Division I. Its team average of .239 ranks 267th of 295 teams. But the Bearcats have been able to produce some big runs courtesy of the long ball. Cincinnati has blasted 25 homers this season, good enough for third in the AAC. The Bearcats are led at the plate by the performance of redshirt sophomore infielder Connor McVey. The Mason, Ohio, native has been clawing away at the baseball with a .301 average, including a team-leading 10 doubles and 21 stolen bases. Cincinnati also has exceptional team speed along the base paths, having swiped 63 of 82 attempted bases to lead its conference. Buckeye bombsThe Buckeyes, in large part, have been powered by two things: controlled pitching and striking the long ball. OSU has already hit a Big Ten-leading 38 home runs, including a team-leading nine from newly converted first baseman Jacob Bosiokovic. The move of Bosiokovic, a redshirt junior, from the outfield has allowed for more versatility in the OSU lineup defensively and is aimed at increasing the production at the plate for the bottom of the lineup. With the lineup switch, senior second baseman L Grant Davis moves into a utility role, senior infielder Troy Kuhn takes over at second, and sophomore Tre’ Gantt takes over for Bosiokovic in right field. In total, OSU has four players with six or more homers, including junior center fielder Troy Montgomery and senior third baseman Nick Sergakis, who both have seven. In four games last week, the pair each tallied two homers, providing OSU with a much-needed spark to an offense that has been cooling down over recent weeks. Exceeding expectations Coming into this season, OSU’s pitching staff had several question marks surrounding the roles in the bullpen. Now, just past the halfway mark of the season, it would be safe to say the Buckeyes’ bullpen has performed well, outside of a disastrous two-blown-save series against Maryland. Redshirt sophomore closer Yianni Pavlopoulos is in a three-way tie for the lead in the Big Ten with eight saves, while relievers Daulton Mosbarger, Seth Kinker and Michael Horejsei all have ERAs south of 2.50. Perhaps most impressively, the Buckeye pitching staff leads the Big Ten with 296 punch-outs. On Tuesday, OSU will have to lean on its bullpen again, as Feltner will be on the hill on short rest after pitching the last three innings during Friday’s 7-4 loss to Rutgers. The game against Cincinnati is set to begin at 6:35 p.m. read more
The moment the MOAB bomb struck the IS cave and tunnel system (BBC)(BBC) – A US military strike with a weapon known as the “mother of all bombs”, or MOAB, killed 36 Islamic State (IS) group militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says.The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat was dropped on IS tunnels in Nangarhar province.No civilians were affected by the explosion, the ministry said.The US military said the bomb was used purely on tactical grounds, “the right weapon against the right target”.A statement on the IS-supporting Amaq news agency denied there were any IS casualties in the bomb strike.Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah confirmed that the attack had been carried out in co-ordination with the government and that “great care had been taken to avoid civilian harm”.In a press briefing on Friday, Gen John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said: “We have US forces at the site and we see no evidence of civilian casualties nor have there been reports.”The Afghan defence ministry said the bomb struck a village area in the Momand valley where IS fighters were using a 300m-long network of caves.It said the 21,600lb (9,800kg) bomb also destroyed a large stash of weapons.Speaking at the White House: “Another successful job, we are very proud of our military” (BBC)Presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi told the BBC that IS commander Siddiq Yar was among those killed. Mr Murtazawi said the IS fighters in the tunnels had “come from Pakistan and were persecuting people in the local area”.The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb was dropped by plane in Achin district on Thursday evening local time, the Pentagon said.More than 9m (30 ft) in length, it was first tested in 2003 but had not been deployed in combat before.An Afghan soldier points to the area where the US dropped the bomb (EPA Image)Gen Nicholson said it was “the right time to use the GBU-43 tactically”.He added: “Let me be clear – we will not relent in our mission to destroy [IS in Afghanistan]… There will be no sanctuary for terrorists in Afghanistan.”Achin district governor Ismail Shinwary told the BBC that Afghan special forces, with the help of American air support, had begun anti-IS operations in the area 13 days ago.He said IS targets had been bombed regularly but “last night’s bombarding was very powerful… the biggest I have ever seen”.Nangarhar Provincial Governor Gulab Mangal said IS fighters had used the complex to “kill people and hold important meetings”.Massive blast area – Jonathan Marcus, BBC defence correspondentThe clue is in the ungainly name – the MOAB or GBU-43/B massive ordnance air blast is the US military’s most destructive conventional (that is non-nuclear) bomb.It is a huge weapon and is GPS-guided. It was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft – the US Special Forces variant of the Hercules transport. The weapon is carried on a special cradle inside the aircraft from which it is extracted by a parachute.Its principal effect is a massive blast over a huge area. It is a larger version of weapons used during the Vietnam War.The Trump administration’s policy towards Afghanistan remains under consideration but the use of this weapon sends a powerful signal that IS is top of the administration’s target list wherever its offshoots may be found.A member of an anti-IS group in the area who gave his name only as Mohammad told the BBC he was at a checkpoint 1km from the bomb strike.He said: “We were eating dinner when we heard a big explosion, [I] came out of my room and saw a mountain of fire… the area was full of light with the fire of the bomb.”He said all civilians had left the area since the start of the anti-IS operation.President Donald Trump called the strike “another successful job”.The BBC’s Jill McGivering says it remains unclear what President Trump’s Afghan strategy will be – he has talked in the past about the need for the US to get out of nation-building and may be keen to extricate himself from this long-running and expensive conflict.But, she says, he has also expressed determination to stop the spread of IS.Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai vehemently condemned the attack, saying on Twitter it was “not the war on terror but the inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country as testing ground for new and dangerous weapons”.Syria errorIS announced the establishment of its Khorasan branch – an old name for Afghanistan and surrounding areas – in January 2015. It was the first time that IS had officially spread outside the Arab world.It was the first major militant group to directly challenge the Afghan Taliban’s dominance over the local insurgency.Afghan forces have been targeting IS in Nangarhar for two weeks (EPA Image)However, experts say it has struggled to build a wide political base and the indigenous support it expected. It has steadily lost territory and fighters to US air strikes and an assault by Afghan forces on the ground.Estimates about IS’s numerical strength inside Afghanistan vary, ranging from several hundred to a few thousand fighters. US forces say their number has been cut in half since early 2016 due to military operations.The MOAB strike followed last week’s death of a US special forces soldier fighting IS in Nangarhar.The news also came hours after the Pentagon admitted an air strike in Syria mistakenly killed 18 rebels.It said a partnered force had mistakenly identified the target location as an IS position, but the strike on 11 April had killed rebels from the Syrian Democratic Forces, which are backed by Washington. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAfghanistan air strike: UN confirms 30 child deaths in April attackMay 7, 2018In “latest news”Afghanistan Islamic State Leader ‘killed in air strike’August 26, 2018In “latest news”Baghdad suicide bomb attack dead rises to 165 – whole families ‘wiped out’July 4, 2016In “Crime” read more
Les trous noirs au centre des galaxies tournent de plus en plus viteLes trous noirs géants situés au cœur des galaxies tournent de plus en plus vite. Cette conclusion est tirée d’une étude menée par deux astronomes britanniques et parue dans la revue mensuelle The Royal Astronomical Society. Selon Alejo Martinez-Sansigre de l’Université de Portsmouth et Steve Rawlings, de l’Université d’Oxford, les trous noirs au centre des galaxies ont tendance à augmenter leur vitesse de rotation à mesure du temps qui passe. Ces géants, dont la masse vaut près d’un million à un milliard de fois celle notre soleil, aspirent par leur force de gravité tout ce qui les entoure y compris les rayons de lumière. Bien qu’ils ne puissent pas être observés directement, il est possible de détecter leur présence au sein de l’univers en repérant la matière qui tombe petit à petit vers leur intérieur. Les objets entament généralement une trajectoire en spirale formant ainsi un disque d’accrétion autour de la masse centrale. Sous la force intense du trou noir, ce matériel devient alors très chaud et émet des rayonnements dont les rayons X, détectables à l’aide de télescopes spéciaux. En observant ce disque de matière brûlante et les jets de particules, Alejo Martinez-Sansigre et Steve Rawlings ont pu évaluer le mouvement d’un trou noir. L’origine des expulsions de matière qui éclatent de part et d’autre du disque perpendiculairement est pour le moment inconnu, toutefois les scientifiques supposent que la rotation du trou noir peut y jouer un rôle.À lire aussiLe grand “boom” entendu par les New-Yorkais proviendrait d’une météoriteLes deux astronomes se sont donc attachés à récolter des informations sur la façon dont étaient effectués les tours d’un trou noir et comment ceux-ci évoluaient. Ces rotations peuvent “vous en dire beaucoup sur la façon dont ils se sont formés”, déclare Alejo Martinez-Sansigre dans son étude. Avec son confrère, ils ont ainsi analysé une série d’observations effectuées à l’aide des télescopes. En estimant la vitesse du processus d’accrétion des objets vers le centre des trous noirs les chercheurs sont parvenus à déduire la rapidité de rotation de ceux-ci.”Nos résultats suggèrent que ces derniers temps une grande partie des trous noirs les plus importants ont en quelque sorte tourné vers le haut. Une explication probable de ce phénomène est qu’ils ont à la base fusionné avec d’autres de masse semblable. Un événement vraiment spectaculaire qui aurait donné un trou noir tournant plus rapidement “, conclut Alejo Martinez-Sansigre.Le 28 mai 2011 à 15:01 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Go for it. Great! Thanks. if you want to check it out, I will be mentioning this tomorrow. we are live on Mixlr at 7pm Eastern US Time Zonefacebook.com.wncshow Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Gerald Bocook April 15, 2017 at 10:56 pm Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles April 16, 2017 at 1:44 am Mauro Ranallo and WWE agree to new contract, NXT star undergoes knee surgery Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need ItVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:37/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 93.75%0:03Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Watch the Elimination Chamber being constructed, Look back at Mark Henry’s career davman1061 Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It that’s why they push useless POS like Cole and Graves; when they had greats like Gorilla, Jesse, Bobby the Brain, JR and the King. Cole Graves and JBL completely suck, and the sad part is that they’re still better than Otunga and Saxton. BRING BACK JOEY STYLES! Now Playing Up Next HAHAHAHA! Ranallo threatened to sue their asses, huh? Good, take those corporate thugs for as much as you can wring out of them, Mauro! I’m also certain Frank Shamrock will be more professional & a much more civil broadcast partner for Mauro than Just a Boot Licker ever was. Too bad we can’t get Frank Shamrock & JBL on a broadcast team together. I’d enjoy seeing Shamrock pound Just a Boot Licker’s face in then break him over his knee if he tried getting out of line. That is, if the cowardly piece of sh*t was even dumb enough to dare intimidate him.Be a Hypocrite, WWE. RIZIN Fighting Federation announced that Mauro Ranallo is headed to Japan to call the promotions PPV broadcast this Sunday live in Yokohama. Ranallo will reunite with MMA legend Frank Shamrock during commentary for the show.As reported on last weekend, Ranallo remains under contract with WWE until August 12 and the belief is that he will never appear on camera again for the company unless plans change. Ranallo has been among the discussion in both the wrestling media and mainstream media over his current absence from WWE television. The New York Post picked up the situation a few days ago citing issues between Ranallo and John Layfield (aka JBL).According to a new report by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online this weekend, WWE officials have reportedly already initiated settlement talks with representatives for Ranallo. While not official, the belief is that WWE may be starting settlement talks with Ranallo to avoid any further public issues after the company was criticized for keeping Layfield on commentary while also promoting the Be A STAR initiative.You can check out RIZIN’s official announcement about Ranallo below. If I may, im going to use your quote on my podcast…… that is PERFECT! 6 COMMENTS Gerald Bocook April 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm Now Playing Up Next John Carroll April 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm April 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm Google+ You can really tell what side of the fence MaMahon is on with this kind of decision-making. “Hey, instead of fixing the problem, how about we throw money at the people saying there’s a problem!” John Carroll April 15, 2017 at 10:59 pm Twitter Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon Pinterest Nigel McGuinness documentary to air on WWE Network, Mauro Ranallo issues apology Roman Reigns is in Remission Facebook Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. read more
Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney scored one of the best goals of his career against Newcastle after complaining to referee Neale Barry and he has revealed what transpired on the matchday.Speaking as a BT pundit after Manchester United win against Cardiff, Rooney was asked by a viewer what he was saying to referee Neale Barry before his long-range volley against the Magpies.And he revealed that his anger was aimed at the fact that Shearer was not being booked for perceived fouls.It was Alan Shearer, he was committing foul after foul but the referee refused to book him, Rooney said as quoted in Chronicle LivePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I knew it was in,” Wayne Rooney’s verdict on Alan Shearer’s famous volley against Everton.“I said, If that was me, I know 100% I would have a yellow card but because it was Alan Shearer he wasn’t booking him. I was a bit upset with the referee and I took that anger out on the ball.“I was getting taken off because I was struggling with a dead ball. It was just sheer anger and aggression and it turned out to be one of the best goals I’d ever scored.” read more
Fundraising round raises $10 million in new backing as MelodyVR prepares to launch its global VR platformPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 25, 2017 – 12:48 pm Real-world anticipation has been growing as virtual reality company MelodyVR builds out international relationships for the launch of its upcoming VR platform with a focus on music experiences and concerts. Having just raised another $10 million in company funds from a British stock offering, the company is better poised to launch in the U.S. and is preparing to offer its service in Asia, Australia and Latin America.After securing a partnership deal late last year with Warner Music Group, in 2017 the company has added agreements with Microsoft, Roc Nation, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group. With plans to double up as both a creator and distributor over its platform, MelodyVR expects to accelerate VR adoption by bringing the public unique digital music experiences thanks to this elite network of relationships.”The capital raised as part of this placing will be used to further accelerate our expansion,” said Anthony Matchett, CEO of MelodyVR’s parent EVR Holdings, “further extending our market-leading position and generating additional opportunities for content creation and revenue generation worldwide.”If it goes as planned, this launch will bring new musical worlds to life.MelodyVR Signs Jay Z’s Roc Nation For Virtual Reality Facebook MelodyVR Raises $10 Million For Its Global VR Push News Twitter Email Nothing Virtual About MelodyVR’s New $10 Million melodyvr-raises-10-million-its-global-vr-push read more
Mehdipatnam: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Mayor, Bonthu Rammohan on Thursday announced that necessary steps would be taken to speed up the construction work of the double bedroom houses in Bojagutta. Beneficiaries of the Bojagutta double bedroom houses held a protest at the Mayor’s office on Thursday evening demanding immediate action on those who were obstructing the construction work of the double bedroom houses in Bojagutta. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Mayor Rammohan said that Bojagutta was the most valuable place in Greater Hyderabad to build double bedroom houses in a 13 acre of land for 1,824 poor people under the budget of Rs 141.36 crore, he said. Altogether, there are 213 families residing with population of 1,824. These families residing on area ranging from 10 sq yds to 60 sq yds and only few have not vacated their houses. Since, all obstructions have been cleared the construction of 2BHK will be completed very soon, said Mayor. read more
Mahindra launches ‘e2oPlus’ in Kolkata on Oct 28, 2016.IANSIndian automobile company Mahindra & Mahindra will provide electric vehicles to global online cab aggregator Uber Technologies in India as the country prepares to switch to battery-powered vehicles by 2030.”Mahindra’s electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include e2oPlus hatch and the eVerito sedan,” the companies said in a joint statement filed in Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).The statement also said, initially the company will start the project with Delhi and Hyderabad and later it will be implemented in various other cities. However, the companies have not provided any timeline for the rollout.The carmaker and the transportation technology company collaborated to build the next generation sustainable solutions in the shared mobility space, the statement noted.With this strategic alliance, Mahindra will provide the cab aggregator, its electric vehicles, financing, insurance, maintenance and other services.The collaboration will allow driver partners on the Uber’s applications to avail M&M’s vehicles at lower prices with “attractive financing and insurance premiums,” the statement read.Speaking on the collaboration, Pawan Goenka, managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra said, “Electric vehicle adoption is clearly gaining momentum in India. Our collaboration with Uber is an important next step to help accelerate the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles on shared mobility platforms, and meet the nation’s vision for electric vehicles.” The Uber app logo is seen on a mobile telephone in this October 28, 2016 photo illustration.REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration/File PhotoRecently the company collaborated with the self-drive car rental startup Zoomcar by providing 20 e2oPlus vehicles in Mysuru, Karnataka.Back in April, the then Union power minister Piyush Goyal who is holding Railway portfolio now, had unveiled an ambitious plan that sees India using only electric vehicles by 2030.On Thursday, government think tank NITI Aayog said, central government’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Mission 2030, can create a Rs 19.5-lakh crore ($300 billion) domestic market opportunity for battery manufacturers under ‘Make in India’ scheme.Mahindra has been providing vehicles for Uber in India for the last few years and is also one of the key financiers through Mahindra Finance, the statement said.”We are excited about our collaboration with the Mahindra Group to deploy electric vehicles in India. Aligned with the government’s vision, we aim to build a more sustainable future of mobility,” said Madhu Kannan, chief business officer Uber India. read more
Obaidul Quader file photoRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said prime minister Sheikh Hasina has turned down a proposal to name the much-hyped Padma bridge after her name, reports UNB.He came up with the information while talking to reporters after visiting minor boy Likhon, who has been suffering from a rare disease, at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).The road transport and bridges ministry earlier sent the proposal to the prime minister to name the bridge ‘Sheikh Hasina Padma Bridge’ but she rejected it, said Quader.He said it is the prime minister who took on the challenge to construct the Padma bridge with own fund without taking money from the World Bank. “So, people of all walks of life were demanding that the bridge be named after her name,” he said.The minister said Sheikh Hasina does not want the bridge to be named after any member of the Bangabandhu family and she has decided to name the bridge after the river.Earlier on 29 September, he said the Padma bridge will be named after prime minister Sheikh Hasina.Meanwhile, Quader, also Awami League general secretary, took the responsibility for the treatment of the ailing boy. read more
Late night mobile phone use has devastating effects on teenagers’ mental health, a study by Australian researchers at Murdoch and Griffith Universities said.Funded by the Australian Research Council, the world’s first long-term assessment of adolescent mental health regarding late night mobile phone usage examined students’ quality of sleep, along with mood, aggression, coping skills, self esteem and whether they experienced any symptoms of depression, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe process was conducted as an annual survey over four years and included 1,100 students from 29 schools.When the subjects began the process, they were in Class 8 of High School. When the programme concluded, they had hit Class 11.The questionnaires focused on what time of the night students continued to receive or send text messages and phone calls.”We found that late night phone use directly contributed to poor sleep habits, which, over time led to decline in overall wellbeing and mental health,” lead researcher Lynette Vernon said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”We have demonstrated how poor sleep is the key link connecting an increase in night-time mobile use with subsequent increase in psychosocial issues.”Around two-thirds or 65 per cent of students in Class 8 who owned a mobile phone were reported to use it regularly after “lights out”.When the study concluded four years later, the figure was 78 per cent, finding that “as their levels of mobile phone use grew over time, so did their poor sleep behaviour”, co-author Kathryn Modecki said. According to Mark Levi, a Sydney-based sleep doctor, the scientific reason why mobile phones can have such a negative influence on sleeping patterns is due to the unnatural light they produce.”Blue light in your bedroom retards your sleeping, it affects your hormones, it affects your melatonin secretions, your insulin secretions, it affects a lot of balance in the body,” Levi told Xinhua on Tuesday.”So the more you sit in bed and watch TV, play with your tablet, phone and have your phone beeping at 3 in the morning, all these things affect the slow waves of your sleep pattern and will give the person poor quality sleep.”Blue light is a real, real problem in the bedroom. It’s a big, huge problem.”For Levi, the findings of the study are no surprise, “there is no question, no question at all that it’s a growing issue with teenagers, adolescents and the young”, the sleep expert said.”When a phone is beeping all night or they are watching a screen all night, it’s affecting their sleep a lot and we’re seeing child with sleep patterns that are disturbed and it’s going to affect their attitude, their cognitive skills, concentrations skills, their moodiness during the day.”Despite the damning findings, Vernon said the answer to solving the problem was not to simply ban teenagers from using their devices but to find ways of promoting better sleep habits among adolescents. read more
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Tutankhamun exhibition in Melbourne Museum Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J It is only a matter of time until Egypt’s tourism figures rise again, according to Macquarie University’s resident Egyptologist Professor Boyo Ockinga. The professor told e-Travel Blackboard at Egypt Consulate’s ‘Ongoing legacy of Tutankhamun’ evening that the appeal of Egypt and its history will always excite travellers. “Once the political situation settles and once the government situation is stabilised things will settle and people will go back,” Prof. Ockinga said. “The attraction is always going to be there, even if there is slight uncertainty.” According to figures released by the Consulate in Sydney, up to three million people cancelled their bookings into Egypt between February to April as fear still resides among travellers after the political disruption earlier this year. However, tourists have nothing to fear, Professor Naguid Kanawati said during the evening because visitors are not and never were the target. “It was a revolution against a regime, not against foreigners,” Prof. Kanawati said. Among Prof. Kanawati’s biggest regret after the January uprising, was his decision to evacuate as unrest began on the streets, forcing him to miss out on four weeks during his six week research period. “We thought it was unsafe but it wasn’t,” he explained. The Consulate confessed that safety was “the key” to attracting travellers back into the country, but is also anticipating that the Tutankhamun and the Golden Ages exhibition in Melbourne Museum will also “impress” Aussies. “While it is justified to feel uncertain about security in a country that has undergone major political changes, it is only fair to recognise that the situation in Egypt is in the process of settling down,” a statement from the Consulate read. “We hope this special envoy (Tutankhamun exhibition) succeeds in extending a warm invitation to all Australians to visit his homeland and we are equally hopeful that Egypt’s tourism industry will be able to fully recover from the impact of the revolution.” The exhibition showcases 50 pieces from the Pharaoh’s 3,000 year old tomb which was discovered untouched and preserved in 1922.Melbourne is the only Asia-Pacific city chosen for the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age tour and will depart in October, after which it will make its way to the new museum currently in development in Egypt. read more
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I am just thinking about small improvements,neither did he warn his partners about his condition Though some of the underlying details wont inspire optimism the all-important housing sector is stumbling, But the signs of strain are obvious,BJP’s vote share had remained same in the 2014 Lok Sabha parliamentary election with the party receiving 48 percent votes. read more