Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said we will not achieve the aim of doubling the economy to USD 5 trillion if our cities do not have 21st century infrastructure.This will involve creating systems to address the concerns on mobility, connectivity, productivity, sustainability and safety, Modi told a public gathering in the city where he launched three more metro lines, taking the number of planned metro corridors to 14 extending 337 km. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It can be noted that the prime minister has set a target of doubling the economy to USD 5 trillion by FY25, and there are frequent episodes exposing the inabilities of the cities to cope with various challenges. “When the country is moving to achieve the USD 5 trillion economy aim, we will have to create cities in sync with the 21st century world,” Modi said. In the comments that come amid falling growth rates that has slowed to a six-year low in the June quarter, Modi said his government will be spending Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure alone over the next five years. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe said during his first stint, the government had cleared 600 km of metro lines and 400 km of the existing 675 km lines got operationalised between 2014 and now. He said, Mumbai’s metro network, which currently is a paltry 11 km, will go up to 325 km by FY24. These metro lines will create 10,000 jobs for engineers and 40,000 for skilled/unskilled people, he claimed. Stating that change in infrastructure is slowly becoming visible in Mumbai and elsewhere, Modi said a few years ago, nobody would have imagined that mega projects touching the city including the bullet train, trans harbour link and a new airport are shaping up.The visit comes weeks ahead before Maharashtra goes to polls soon. Mumbai, which has among the densest cities in the world, sends as many as 38 of the 288 members to the Assembly. Modi remotely laid the foundation stones for three metro lines which will add 42 km to the overall 337-km plan.
By Jonathan WalshRabat – King Mohammed VI will officially launch the first phase of the solar plant “Noor I” in the south-central town of Ouarzazate on Thursday, February 4, according to a press release sent by Climate Investment Funds to Morocco World News. Noor I will eventually be the largest Concentrated Solar Power(CSP) plant in the world. This phase will be the first of three for the plant, which began construction in 2013, and by 2018 is predicted to supply 1.1 million Moroccans with 500 megawatts of energy. The plant will also reduce carbon emissions by 760,000 tons per year. Noor I is regarded by many as a huge leap towards a more energy-independent and sustainable Morocco. By 2030 the country aims to utilize renewable resource for over half of its energy use. It is also possible that Morocco will have the capacity to “export energy to European countries,” according to the World Bank.Speaking about the plant in December, Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment, Hakima El Haiti, discussed the use of highly advanced CSP plants and how they work by using “mirrors to focus the sun’s light and heat up a liquid, which is mixed with water and reaches a temperature close to 400 degrees Celsius.” She explained that “this produces steam, which in turn drives a turbine to generate electrical power.”She went on to add that the system allows for “the storage of energy for nights and cloudy days.”Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have funded the $435 million plant via the African Development Bank and the World Bank. CIF has operated in 72 developing nations worldwide and is the largest multinational climate finance vehicle in the world, with an overall value of $8.1 billion. The stated aim of CIF is to transform countries like Morocco into world leaders in renewable energy, climate resilience and forest protection.
WASHINGTON — U.S. service companies grew in January at the slowest pace in six months, amid concern over the impact of the partial government shutdown on the economy.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reports that its service index fell to 56.7 per cent last month, down from 58 per cent in December. The January reading was the lowest since July 2018.Any reading above 50 signals growth. So even with the January decline, the index shows that service industries, where most Americans work, has been expanding for 108 consecutive months. The ISM notes that executives of service companies remain optimistic about overall business conditions.The Associated Press
Jaishankar is expected to have brief talks with the Sri Lankan Government and also set the groundwork for a visit to Sri Lanka next month by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Colombo Gazette) Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is likely to visit Sri Lanka next week for talks, sources told the Colombo Gazette.Sources said that the date for the visit is not confirmed but he may arrive before January 15.
The formal awards ceremony, which will take place on Monday, follows the 12 October decision by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to bestow the Nobel Peace Prize for 2001, in two equal portions, on the United Nations and Mr. Annan, “for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.” On Sunday, the Secretary-General and the Assembly President, who will accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the United Nations, will give a joint press conference before participating in a rehearsal for the Nobel Ceremony. In the evening, the two UN leaders will have dinner with members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. After accepting the Peace Prize on Monday afternoon, the Secretary-General and the Assembly President will attend a reception in their honour hosted by King Harald V. In the evening, they will witness the traditional torchlight procession and then attend the Nobel banquet. According to the spokesman, Mr. Annan’s programme in Oslo will include a meeting on Tuesday with a group of non-governmental organization representatives at the Red Cross headquarters. The Secretary-General will then confer with the Norwegian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and meet with the leadership of the Norwegian Parliament. While in Oslo, he is also scheduled to officially open a donor conference on East Timor. On Wednesday Mr. Annan will travel to Stockholm, where he will meet with Parliamentarians and the Prime Minister and have an audience with Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden.
The six-page letter from Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri, which also includes a three-page annex, was distributed to Council members on Saturday, spokesman Fred Eckhard said, adding that no date has been set to take up the matter.The Arabic language document, which was received last Thursday, was a response to Mr. Annan’s letter of 6 August, in which the Secretary-General said he looked forward to a formal Iraqi invitation to UN inspectors to return to the country.The Iraqi letter was also transmitted over the weekend to Mr. Annan, who is vacationing in his native Ghana.”The Secretary-General’s team is studying the long text and has no comment on it at this time,” Mr. Eckhard said.
About 43 per cent of adult Afghan men and just 14 per cent of adult women are literate, UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) spokesperson Ariane Quentier told reporters today in the capital Kabul.She said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have helped the Afghan Ministry of Education construct or rebuild 193 primary schools since last year.In Saripul province in the northwest, NGOs and the Education Ministry last month started a four-year literacy course where 300 teachers will give lessons to 9,000 adults across many of the province’s villages. A separate literacy course that ultimately aims to teach 1,500 women is underway in neighbouring Bamiyan province.Teacher-training courses are also taking place in Panjao district, with the programme to be expanded into at least four other districts, Ms. Quentier said.Meanwhile, Cherif Bassiouni, the Independent Expert on Human Rights in Afghanistan, is currently in the country on a week-long mission to assess the situation – his first since August last year.Mr. Bassiouni is scheduled to take a field mission to Mazar-i-Sharif, as well as meet UN officials, government officials and representatives of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) during his visit.
Vancouver-area train derails, believed to be on tracks servicing grain terminal by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 19, 2016 6:47 pm MDT BURNABY, B.C. – A train has gone off the rails in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.Burnaby Fire Chief Joe Robertson says the train was running on a private spur line that services a grain terminal on the south shore of the Burrard Inlet when it jumped the tracks.Pictures on social media show one rail car half off the track and another lying on its side metres away from the shoreline.Robertson says the wheels of three other cars are also off the track, putting the total number of derailed cars at five.He says he doesn’t believe anyone was injured and that the grain cars appear empty.When asked about the derailment, a spokeswoman for CP Rail (TSX: CP) recommended contacting Cascadia Terminal.According to the Port of Vancouver’s website, Cascadia is a grain terminal that handles wheat, barley and oats, and is owned and operated by Saskatchewan-based Viterra Inc. (TSE: VT).The company was unable to provide an immediate comment about the derailment. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Junior forward Tanner Fritz (16) passes the puck during a game against Niagara Nov. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Ryan Robey / Lantern photographerWith junior forward Tanner Fritz’s return to the lineup came an offensive surge on the ice as the Ohio State men’s hockey team handed Niagara University a two-game sweep over the weekend.Fritz, who missed five games due to an upper-body injury he sustained in OSU’s loss against Bowling Green Oct. 15, was an offensive powerhouse for the Buckeyes (6-4-0, 0-0-0) with a goal and five assists.Coach Steve Rohlik said while Fritz performed well, his presence on the ice spurred some life in the team as they took on the Purple Eagles (1-6-1, 1-1-1).“Obviously, he’s proven himself over the last few years. He’s our quiet leader,” Rohlik said. “He’s not a rah-rah guy. He leads by what he does on the ice … He’s certainly a big part of our team, and as a coach, it’s nice to know he’s in our lineup.”Junior forward Max McCormick said Fritz’s versatility — being able to do everything, anywhere on the ice — is what sets him apart as such an important component of the Buckeyes’ lineup.“He does everything,” McCormick said. “He does the little things — he blocks shots, he chips pucks, he makes great plays, he snipes, he does it all — so it’s great having him back.”After the opening period Saturday, the Buckeyes led Niagara, 2-0, off goals from McCormick and junior forward Ryan Dzingel.OSU widened the gap in the second stanza, as freshman forward Nick Schilkey, junior forward Matt Johnson and Dzingel scored, giving the Buckeyes a 5-0 lead. The Purple Eagles answered at 8:30 with a goal from freshman forward Stephen Pietrobon, but McCormick canceled it out with another goal of his own at 15:00 to give the Buckeyes a 6-1 advantage.With the lead, OSU played more conservatively in the third period, and neither team scored. Overall, the game saw an aggressive OSU squad, who took 37 shots, compared to the Purple Eagles’ 16.The Buckeyes played the majority of the game without their starting goalie, freshman Matt Tomkins, who suffered and injury and was replaced by freshman Logan Davis at 3:44. Rohlik said Tomkins is “day-to-day,” and was pleased with Davis’ performance, in which he made 14 saves and allowed only one goal on the night.“Logan did fantastic,” Rohlik said. “That’s what we expect out of him. That’s why he’s part of this team, and that’s why he comes to practice every day. He works extremely hard, so we wouldn’t expect anything less.”McCormick said the Buckeyes handled the physicality of the game well, especially in faceoffs.“We want to win one-on-one battles and we want to out-compete the other team, and that’s what we focused on in practice, so we executed that well tonight,” he said.The first game of the series was held Friday, and the Buckeyes came out strong on their way to a 4-1 victory.The game remained scoreless until the second period, when Fritz put OSU on the board with a late-period goal, and Dzingel followed suit in the third with a goal of his own at 12:16. Senior forward Ryan Rashid of the Purple Eagles closed the gap with a goal at 18:17, but McCormick responded with a goal just 10 seconds later and then another at 19:27 with an empty Niagara net.After the game Friday, Fritz said his legs “were a little bit heavy at the start,” but once he got going, he was fine.Rohlik said the defensive unit, which only allowed two goals in the series, was as good as it could’ve been.”When you say ‘defense,’ I think that’s all five guys on the ice, and certainly I think it starts on that end,” he said. “We talk about offense, but everything starts from the D-zone. Our guys stepped up in that area — we blocked some shots from our forwards to our (defensemen).”The Buckeyes are slated to finish their homestand with a two-game series against Canisius Friday and Saturday. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. in both games.
The incident happened in the the Kingsland Road/ Middleton Road area of HackneyThe Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the incident, and the Directorate of Professional Standards has also been informed.The IPCC said it had launched an independent investigation at 3.10am on Saturday – less than an hour and a half after police pursued the man. It said it had obtained evidence “which indicates an object was removed from his throat at the scene”.The man was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he died. CCTV footage from inside the shop and police body worn video has also been gathered and viewed.Investigators are keen to speak to any witnesses who were in the Kingsland Road/ Middleton Road area of Hackney. A 20-year-old man has died after being chased by police and apprehended in a shop.A Metropolitan Police officer pursued the man on foot after they attempted to stop a car in Kingsland Road, east London, at 1.45am on Saturday, the force said.The man went into a shop where he was seen “trying to swallow an object”, Scotland Yard said.A force spokesman said: “The man entered a shop in Kingsland Road, where he was seen to be trying to swallow an object.”The officer intervened and sought to prevent the man from harming himself, but he was then taken ill.”London Ambulance Service attended, and before they arrived first aid was provided by officers, including a police medic.The man was then taken to an east London hospital, where he was pronounced dead around an hour later.His next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination and formal identification are to take place. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
It’s the first day of December, the month that Raspberry Pi is set to offer the community a limited supply of $25 PC kits. Is progress being made towards that goal? Most definitely yes, as a bunch of images appearing on the Raspberry Pi website demonstrate the first signs of the finished device.With the design of the board pretty much set in stone (unless an overlooked problem presents itself), the foundation has ordered and received 100 unpopulated PCBs on to which the components of the PC will be added. The boards have been thoroughly tested and are ready for components, but we don’t currently know exactly when they will be ready to use.The good news is Raspberry Pi intends to offer some of this first batch for sale. The details are not set in stone, but it is thought they will be auctioned off as a way of raising some cash. The foundation has already seen some success and created a small revenue stream through the sale of the very popular Raspberry Pi logo stickers.How many of these boards will be offered for sale depends on how testing goes when the PCBs are populated. However, if they are auctioned off I don’t think any will be picked up for just $25 as interest is going to be very high. Some collectors out there will be willing to pay a high premium for one of the very first boards in what is already predicted to be a very popular little computer system.Read more at Raspberry Pi
An official with TransCanada Corp. says the Canadian pipeline company strongly believes in the Alaska liquefied natural gas project it’s currently a partner in.But Vincent Lee told the House Finance Committee the company supports Gov. Bill Walker’s recommendation that the state buy out TransCanada’s interest. He called it a mutual dissolution.The Legislature is in special session to consider the buyout.Walker has requested about $158 million, roughly $68 million of which would go to TransCanada. Remaining funds would go toward the rest of the state’s share for the current phase and costs for state agencies involved in the project.As currently structured, TransCanada would hold Alaska’s interest in the pipeline and gas treatment plant. Walker argues a buyout would give the state a greater say in the project.
CLEMSON, S.C. – Highlighted by the showings of their varsity eight boats, the University of Louisville rowing team opened competition with preliminary racing at the 2019 ACC Rowing Championship Friday evening at Lake Hartwell. LINEUPSV8+: Perie Howard (coxswain), Violette Legrand, Lucie Heranova, Caroline Lynch, Abbi Fitts, Misia Partyga, Leah van Eeden, McKenzie Sweeney, McKenzie Vaughn2V8+: Margaret Geraghty (coxswain), Mallory Burnett, Mahalia Shand, Jordan Kraski, Grace Herbert, Haylee Judge, Abigail Davies, Sarah Thurson, Katie BeilerV4+: Rosie Devine (coxswain), Kimberly Dil, Victoria Goldin, Emily Corso, Madeline Dodd2V4+: Audrey Sholiton (coxswain), Caitlyn Pike, Emmy Wuensch, Madison Luette, Michaela Dukes3V8+: Heidi Anderson (coxswain), Olivia DeNiro, Morgan Senogles, Gillian Burns, Brynna Walchle, Megan Lee, Anna Kiser, Eliza Wack, Ainsley Mattingly Print Friendly Version Varsity 4+ (Heat 1)1. Syracuse, 7:11.5942. Virginia, 7:13.3093. Miami, 7:28.8304. Louisville, 7:31.1245. Boston College, 7:36.213 Both of the four boats posted great battles in their respective races, narrowly missing out on qualification for the grand final. In the V4+, the Cards overcame a tough start and nearly made up on ground on Miami, but they eventually placed fourth with a time of 7:31.124. The 2V4+ remained close with Boston College through its race before coming in fourth with a mark of 7:41.883. Louisville’s action on Saturday morning begins with the 3V8+ grand final at 8:15 a.m., followed shortly by the 2V4+ petite final at 8:30 a.m. The V4+ races in the petite at 8:55 a.m. before wrapping up with 2V8+ grand final at 9:30 a.m. and V8+ grand final at 9:55 a.m. The school with the highest point total following the races will be crowned ACC Champion, while the conference’s coaches will select the All-ACC Team, ACC Coach of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year. Fans can follow Louisville rowing on Twitter (@UofLRowing) at http://twitter.com/uoflrowing, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UofLRowing and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/uoflrowing. Story Links ACC Network Extra will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 10 a.m. on Saturday, with Jerry Massey and Steve Pritzker on the call. Live results will also be available online at HereNow.com. A full recap of Saturday’s action will be available on GoCards.com following the conclusion of competition. SCHEDULE3V8+ Grand Final – 8:15 a.m. (Lane 1 vs. Clemson, Notre Dame, Duke, Virginia, Notre Dame)2V4+ Petite Final – 8:30 a.m. (Lane 6 vs. North Carolina, Notre Dame)V4+ Petite Final – 8:55 a.m. (Lane 5 vs. Boston College, North Carolina)2V8+ Grand Final – 9:30 a.m. (Lane 2 vs. Notre Dame, Clemson, Syracuse, Virginia, Duke)V8+ Grand Final – 9:55 a.m. (Lane 2 vs. Clemson, Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia, Duke) ACC Championship Site Third Varsity 8+ (Heat 1)1. Virginia, 6:40.3702. Notre Dame, 6:51.1013. Louisville, 6:54.0674. North Carolina, 7:18.0295. Miami, 7:25.907 Live Results RESULTSVarsity 8+ (Heat 1)1. Duke, 6:26.7402. Syracuse, 6:30.5833. Louisville, 6:38.5764. North Carolina, 6:46.8775. Boston College, 6:54.016 The V8+ kept a steady pace throughout their heat, finishing behind Duke and Syracuse with a time of 6:38.576 that placed sixth overall. It was a similar result for the 2V8+, whose time of 6:44.067 also finished sixth overall and behind the Blue Devils and Orange in the heat. In the opening race of the evening, the 3V8+ battled with Notre Dame for second place throughout before eventually finishing third with a time of 6:54.067 that was fifth among qualifying crews. Second Varsity 8+ (Heat 2)1. Duke, 6:34.9742. Syracuse, 6:40.4943. Louisville, 6:44.0674. North Carolina, 6:51.870 Second Varsity 4+ (Heat 1)1. Virginia, 7:14.6682. Syracuse, 7:28.9243. Boston College, 7:37.3334. Louisville, 7:41.8835. North Carolina, 7:44.898 The varsity eight, second varsity eight and third varsity eight boats each finished third in their heats, qualifying for the grand final in each flight. The varsity four and second varsity four placed fourth in their preliminary races and will compete in the petite finals on Saturday morning. ACC Network Extra
Popular on Variety Netflix has greenlit “The One,” a sci-fi series set in a very near future in which a DNA test can match people with their perfect partner. Based on the eponymous John Marrs novel, the 10-part series will be produced by U.K.-based drama shingle Urban Myth Films and launch globally on Netflix.Set five minutes in the future, the series follows events a decade after a scientific breakthrough has allowed people to use DNA testing to find their ideal partner. But even in perfectly matched couples partners have secrets, and “The One” follows some that have shocking and deadly consequences, as well as the wider explosive implications of DNA-based pairings.The series was created and written by Urban Myth’s Howard Overman (“Misfits”), and the producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy will exec produce. It is another big win for the scripted banner, which is in pre-production on a modern-day adaptation of “War of the Worlds” for Fox on Europe and Africa and Canal Plus. That is being produced with Studiocanal, a backer of Urban Myth and the studio for “The One.” Journalist-turned-author Marrs’ other books include “The Good Samaritan” and “Welcome to Wherever You Are.” Netflix is ramping up in the U.K. It has just hired Anne Mensah from Sky to spearhead its local drama efforts. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
© 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — California-based company Vivos is providing you and about 4,000 other people the chance to survive the end of the world. The company plans to build a network of 20 shelters near most major cities of the US. Each 20,000-square-foot shelter, which can hold up to 200 people, would be located about five stories underground with walls two to three feet thick. The shelters would be stocked with a year’s supply of “gourmet foods,” as well as medical and dental centers and – as seen in the video below – flat-screen TVs. Each shelter costs about $10 million to build, and Vivos is selling space in the price range of about $50,000 per person. So far, about 1,000 applications have been received for space in the shelters. Once a certain number of applications have been received and candidates selected for a shelter location, Vivos will begin construction of the shelter. When completed, ownership will be turned over to the Vivos Owners’ Association, where the owners would be responsible for security and maintenance, contributing their own skills and expertise to ensure the long-term survival of the shelter. Vivos hopes to complete construction and commissioning of the nationwide network by December 21, 2012 (the end of the Mayan calendar, which is also a countdown clock on Vivos’ website). Explore further Cincy homeless shelter hit with TB A tour of Vivos’ underground shelter network. As Vivos founder Robert Vicino explains, the shelters can withstand almost any global disaster that you might think of. Nuclear attacks, bio terrorism, chemical warfare, super volcano eruptions, asteroids, solar flares, tsunamis, earthquakes, pole shifts, the return of Planet X, social and political anarchy – all have the potential to wipe out humanity but could be survived by living in a Vivos shelter. In addition, Vivos notes that the end of the world has been predicted throughout history by such influential forces as the Mayans, Nostradamus, and the Bible. From such omens arises Vivos’ motto: “You can’t predict, but you can prepare.”In addition to sparing the lives of 200 people, each shelter will also become a DNA depository, according to Vivos. Universities are invited to submit DNA samples of every living thing on Earth, along with seeds, which will be stored in refrigerated vaults. As Vivos’ website explains, “This will assure the greatest chance of future restoration of the world as we know it, regardless of the catastrophe. Vivos may prove to be the next ‘Genesis’ for Earth and a new beginning for Life.” The vaults will also contain off-road vehicles and hunting and fishing equipment for when returning to the surface.Vivos, which is a privately funded venture with no religious affiliations, adds one more remark that might concern people: the world’s governments are already building underground shelters for the elite, leaving the rest of us to fend for ourselves.“As seen in most disasters, even in America, the government may not be there for you, and cannot accommodate, or provide for everyone,” Vivos states on its website. “This is especially true with any widespread event, as witnessed with Katrina, or what may be even more catastrophic in the coming years. Vivos is your opportunity to have a shelter solution that is assured to be there waiting for you, even on short notice.” More information: This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Doomsday shelter currently selling bunker space (w/ Video) (2010, April 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-04-doomsday-bunker-space-video.html One of Vivos’ shelters can support 200 people for one year in case of an apocalypse. This illustration shows one level of a shelter. Credit: Vivos. — www.terravivos.comvia: NPR blogs
Kolkata: Medical aspirants who appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday, are shattered as they could not properly attempt the questions. Most of the questions were reportedly full of errors or were ambiguous.Many have, however, viewed this as an attempt by the Centre to abolish Bengali language and the students will not opt for Bengali as the medium of the examination in the future years, if this trend continues. In a startling revelation, this year around 3,000 students appeared for the examination in Bengali, while the figure in 2017 remained at 35,000. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts NEET. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThere was also a question paper fiasco in the previous year, when the standard of the question paper in Bengali was much harder than that of English or Hindi. Many of the medical aspirants and their guardians had sought the intervention of the state government, stating that the state Education department must take up the issue with the Centre.Rathin Mullick, relative of a medical aspirant, said that the state government must go to any extent to stop discrimination of medical aspirants on the basis of language, which occurred in Sunday’s examination. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAn expert in the field of medical education pointed finger at the BJP-led government at the Centre, saying that no one can hurt the sentiment of medical aspirants writing their paper in a vernacular language. It also cannot ignore the talented pool of students of the state, who appeared for the examination with Bengali as the medium.It may be mentioned here that Bengali was selected as a medium of examination, after the state government had urged the Centre to choose Bengali as a medium of NEET, as a huge number of Bengali medium candidates appear in the medical entrance examinations. The candidates and their guardians alleged that there were errors in the Bengali question paper of NEET, which was conducted throughout the country on 6 May. It was also stated that if this continues, no guardian will admit their children in Bengali medium schools.”The state government should strongly deal with the issue, as it hurts the sentiment of the medical aspirants from the state. It should take up the matter with the Union Human Resources Ministry, so that from the next year, there is no error in the Bengali questions,” Mullick said.The exam was conducted at 99 centres across Bengal on 6 May, where around 59,000 candidates from the state were present. Altogether, over 13 lakh students across the country sat for the examination.
Kolkata: The Red and Laterite Zone of Paschimanchal area of Bengal has emerged as a good quality Alphonso producer in the country, after Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra.For the first time in Bengal, a sizeable amount of good quality Alphonso mango has been harvested this year. Alphonso mango is famous worldwide due to its quality and Ratnagiri district is the sole producer of this specific variety of mango, which has immense scope for export. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThree thousand Alphonso saplings have been brought from Dr Balasaheb Konkan Krishi Vidyapith Agriculture University situated at Dapoli in Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra, to maintain genuineness of the variety and three orchards have been set up in Khatra sub-division of Bankura district. The first commercial harvest has been done this year. Five thousand saplings had been procured in 2017 and planted in Purulia and Jhargram districts, with the aim to make the region one of the Alphonso hubs of the country, through the Paschimanchal Unnayan Affairs department. It has been seen in the orchards that more care is needed to nurture the variety, than conventional mango varieties of the region like Amrapali and Mallika. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAlphonso mangoes from Bankura have been analysed in the laboratory at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya and Scientists have compared the Alphonso of the Red and Laterite belt of Bengal to that of Ratnagiri. They reported that Alphonso of Bankura have an average 200 gm fruit weight, TSS-200 Brix, 16.00 percent total sugar, 12.6 percent reducing sugar, 0.42 fruit acidity and 78 mg vitamin C per 100 grams of mango pulp, as compared to 195 gm fruit weight, 21.80Brix TSS, 17.5 percent total sugar, 13.5 percent reducing sugar, 0.45 fruit acidity and 106 mg vitamin C in Ratnagiri Alphonso. Prof Sisir Mitra and Prof. Bikash Ghosh of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, who visited the Alphonso sites several times, are excited to see the colour development and quality of the Alphonso mangoes in the region. They are very positive about making the region into an Alphonso hub and said that colour development is far better than Ratnagiri, while quality is almost similar. “If we go for extensive cultivation of genuine Alphonso in this region, export can be done from Bengal as well,” they said.
Taj Palace, New Delhi, the capital’s landmark hotel is all set to host the second edition of 115 Years Charity Gala on August 9, 2019 in support of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust. The event will commemorate the momentous anniversary of India’s first luxury hospitality address, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL).Built in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai was a result of Jamsetji N Tata’s dream to usher in a new era in Indian hospitality and ensure that Bombay has an icon which could place it amongst the greatest cities of the world. Following up to the glittering first edition of the Charity Ball that took place at the iconic hotel last year on its 115th anniversary, the second edition of the Charity Gala at Taj Palace, New Delhi will carry forward the spirit of philanthropy – the cornerstone of the revered 150 year TATA legacy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFounded by the TATA Group and IHCL in the aftermath of the unprecedented terror attacks on Mumbai in November 2008, the objective of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust is to extend assistance to victims of terror, natural disasters, members of the armed forces and other services who demonstrate bravery in their line of work, and their families. Inspired by the resilience of survivors and the courage of those who came to its aid, the Trust’s purpose is to reach out to people affected by adversities, both man-made and natural to rebuild their lives. Over the past decade, the Trust has worked on a range of relief and rehabilitation initiatives across the country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWith its unparalleled confluence of art, entertainment and gastronomy, and the who’s who of the capital in attendance, the second edition Charity Gala will truly be an extraordinary evening with a noble cause. A live art auction by leading visual arts gallery, DAG, a commemorative six-course sit-down dinner experience curated by Executive Chef Rajesh Wadhwa featuring contemporary Indian cuisine and a high-octane performance by the acclaimed Shillong Chamber Choir will make this an evening to remember. “Art from the Heart”, a no-reserve, no buyers’ premium live auction of a selection of noteworthy art pieces will be the highlight of the soirée, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Trust. The 25 works by masters of modern Indian art presented at this auction will provide an unparalleled range and choice to connoisseurs and collectors. Given that this is an exceptional opportunity, the auction will accept bids from the general public. The anniversary celebrations will continue over the next few weeks at Taj Palace, New Delhi.
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A dump truck that allegedly suffered mechanical failure ended up toppled over along the Playa del Carmen-Tulum highway on Tuesday. In addition to the loss of cargo, the truck suffered material damages. The were no reported injuries to the driver of the unit.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Preliminary reports say the driver of the dump truck lost control in the area of Punta Venado when the truck, which was carrying a heavy load of gravel, toppled over and landed on its side. The accident created a long line of backed up traffic of about four kilometers while firefighters arrived to empty the truck of its remaining contents so a tow truck could set the vehicle up right.
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more June 22, 2017 — Riverain Technologies announced that it is now processing data from nearly 50 computed tomography (CT) scanners that include all major manufacturers with its ClearRead CT technology. The company said this includes leading centers such as Duke University Medical Center, Saint Luke’s Kansas City, Einstein Medical Center, University of Maryland and the University of Michigan.With the radiologist’s increasing workload, tools that improve reading efficiency while increasing reading accuracy are imperative. Radiology centers and services are utilizing ClearRead CT as a way to standardize care based on proven reading benefits, ease of use and ease of installation. The software can perform all data processing while being read on the sites’ existing picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).“Riverain’s ClearRead CT has been deployed as a part of our routine chest CT exams, including patients in our lung cancer screening program,” said Jared Christensen, M.D., Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging and imaging director of Duke’s Lung Cancer Screening Program. “The ClearRead CT technology has helped us to detect lung nodules that may have otherwise been missed. Based upon our early experience, the workflow is faster and more accurate than existing technologies.”ClearRead CT is the first advanced visualization product cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for concurrent reading, enabling radiologists to read the original series and the processed CT series simultaneously. ClearRead CT is proven to achieve a 26 percent reduction in reading time and reduce missed nodules by 29 percent, according to Riverain.The software processes CT scans from all manufacturers and automatically places the processed series into the existing patient file prior to the exam review. The seamless integration and ability to process cases from varying acquisition devices and protocols allows the ClearRead CT technology to be deployed enterprise-wide, establishing a standard of care for the patient population.“Using ClearRead CT couldn’t be easier,” said Charlie White, professor of radiology and vice chairman of clinical affairs, University of Maryland Medical Center. “Image processing is completed in the background so that our normal workflow isn’t interrupted.”For more information: www.riveraintech.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 22, 2017 ClearRead CT Nearing 50 Installations Milestone Technology processes all data from CT scans to help standardize care Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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