The researchers, Dominique Brosteaux, Fabrice Axisa, Eva De Leersnyder, Frederick Bossuyt, Mario Gonzalez, and Jan Vanfleteren, of the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre and Ghent University in Belgium, have recently designed and fabricated elastic interconnections that can stretch to more than twice their original lengths (a 100% stretchability). Their results are published in a recent issue of IEEE Electron Device Letters. Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2-D materials to change technology “For biomedical and textile applications, the comfort of the user will be enhanced if the electronic circuits are not only flexible, but also elastic,” the researchers explained in their study. “Biomedical applications include implantable devices and electronics on skin.”In the paper, the scientists describe how they constructed 3-cm-long elastic connectors by embedding 4-micrometer-thick gold wires in a highly elastic silicone film. The wires were coated with a 2-micrometer-thick nickel layer for soldering wires to the ends. “Besides this construction, our team has also been developing alternative versions of this technology based on the same molded interconnect device (MID) technology,” Vanfleteren told PhysOrg.com. MID can combine electrical and mechanical functions on a single unit, replacing the conventional circuit board.The group patterned the gold wires onto a substrate in a “horseshoe”-shaped form, which significantly reduced the stress compared with an elliptical shape, while maintaining the initial electric resistance. The horseshoe shapes were then connected to create a wave-like pattern. To further increase the elasticity, the researchers found that splitting the wire conductor track into four thinner (15-micrometer-wide) tracks greatly minimized the induced stress.The researchers then tested a variety of different shaped connectors by stretching them to the point of electrical failure, which is caused by a rupture in the metallic track. The best connector stretched from 3 to 6 centimeters without losing conductance. However, all interconnections—even those that experienced electrical failure—recovered their conductance when they returned to their normal length. A goal of the SWEET project is to design electronics that are not only elastic, but also washable, as demonstrated by this water-resistant, stretchable LED circuit. Credit: Jan Vanfleteren, et al. (TFCG Microsystems Lab-Ghent University). Explore further This stretchable thermometer can wrap around a patient’s forehead like a headband thanks to the horseshoe-shaped metal wires, which can stretch up to twice their normal lengths. Credit: Jan Vanfleteren, et al. (TFCG Microsystems Lab-Ghent University). Currently the group is developing technology toward the incorporation of the elastic interconnections into full electronic circuits. This goal is being pursued by three projects: BioFlex (Biocompatible Flexible Electronic Circuits) with funding by the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders; STELLA (Stretchable Electronics for Large Area Applications) with funding by the European Commission; and SWEET (Stretchable and Washable Electronics for Embedding in Textiles) with funding by the Belgian Science Policy. “At the moment we’re focusing on the following applications: implantable electronics, smart textiles (with integrated stretchable circuits), and smart band aids (e.g. measuring physiological parameters that should follow skin deformations),” Vanfleteren said, adding that further details remain confidential at this time.The latest developments of the group on stretchable circuits can be found on their Web page:tfcg.elis.ugent.be/projects/stretchable.htmlCitation: Brosteaux, Dominique, Axisa, Fabrice, Gonzalez, Mario, Vanfleteren, Jan. “Design and Fabrication of Elastic Interconnections for Stretchable Electronic Circuits.” IEEE Electron Device Letters, Vol. 28, No. 7, July 2007.Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Elastic circuit connectors designed for rubber-band-like circuits (2007, July 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-07-elastic-circuit-connectors-rubber-band-like-circuits.html 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. Researchers from Belgium have devised a plan for making headway into the area of flexible, washable electronics. These integrated electronics, which could be incorporated into clothing and biomedical applications, require all connections between components to stretch like rubber bands while maintaining their conductivity.
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. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further Modeling this idea isn’t too hard, Sarkar says. “Various physicists have constructed models for a new particle that would acquire the same excess of particles over anti-particles as baryons have.” Sarkar and Frandsen point out that gravity would affect these dark baryons, and that they would even interact with each other, although not very strongly, thus influencing the formation of galaxies. In order to test the idea of dark baryons, Sarkar and Frandsen suggest an experiment using the sun.“There is a simple point made 15 years ago, that dark matter will be captured when it comes close to the sun, just like ordinary matter. If these particles exist, then they will inevitably fall into the sun, and begin orbiting inside it, thus transporting heat outward, through their occasional collisions,” Sarkar says.He goes on to explain that, because we know a great deal about the sun, it is possible to work out how much heat should be transferred out, and calculate the change in the flux of solar neutrinos, particles that are very sensitive to the core temperature. “If dark matter particles are asymmetric, they can build up in the sun to higher levels since they aren’t annihilating, and we could see a measurable reduction in the flux of solar neutrinos.”Sarkar says that it should be possible to test this relatively soon. “There are already experiments looking for dark matter – however, they are looking for much higher masses. If detectors could be redesigned to be sensitive to lower masses, then they will find it soon. Another way is to measure solar neutrino fluxes with high accuracy to determine if dark matter has slightly cooled the solar core.”Sarkar admits that so far, this is just a theory. “We don’t know what dark matter is, but scientists would very much like to find out, since it has profound implications for the nature and origin of the universe.”“This is an idea we’re putting out there, to say it is a possibility. It predicts signals to look for, and provides an explanation for some puzzling features of the sun. We hope that experimenters will check this out, even if only to prove us wrong.” Citation: Could dark baryons explain dark matter? (2010, July 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-dark-baryons.html Sarkar is a Professor at the University of Oxford in England. Along with Mads Frandsen, he has been working to show that asymmetric “dark baryons” can be a candidate for cold dark matter. This is a different approach, since dark matter is assumed to be heavy ‘supersymmetric’ particles that are very weakly interacting. Sarkar and Frandsen suggest though that dark matter could be much lighter, asymmetric (i.e. just particles and no antiparticles) and interact more strongly. Their work is published in Physical Review Letters: “Asymmetric Dark Matter and the sun.”“We have known for some time that most of the matter in the universe is not the (baryonic) matter that we are are made of. However, we know, from various measurements that dark matter is what holds different structures together through gravity,” Sarkar says. “We don’t know what it is, but we know it is out there.”For years, it has been thought that dark matter particles must be relatively heavy, and that they do not interact at all with other dark matter particles and only very weakly with ordinary matter. Thus the origin of dark matter is totally unrelated to that of baryons, which is in itself a mystery. If there had been equal amounts of (baryonic) matter and antimatter in the early universe, everything should have annihilated. “Clearly the universe is not empty so there must have been some matter-antimatter destruction, but there is an excess of matter that has survived,” Sarkar points out.“So there must have been an initial excess of matter over antimatter”. If baryon asymmetry makes it possible for matter to exist in the universe, could it be the same for dark matter? “If there is a new “dark baryon” which is five times as heavy as a baryon and has the same relic asymmetry, then dark matter would contribute five times as much as ordinary matter in the universe, as is indeed observed,” Sarkar explains. He adds that this was first proposed by the physicist David B Kaplan. (PhysOrg.com) — “The prevailing belief about dark matter particles is that they should be about 100 or more times heavier than protons,” Subir Sarkar tells PhysOrg.com. “However, we were thinking about the possibility of lighter particles that can constitute dark matter, which may be more easily detectable with current experiments.” Sun’s dark matter trap More information: Mads T. Frandsen and Subir Sarkar, “Asymmetric Dark Matter and the Sun,” Physical Review Letters (2010). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.011301
Gesture recognition The tracking system detects 3D orientation and 3D position of the hands and finger configuration. The system is currently being tested privately but would be available for more widespread use in a few months, according to Wang. The colors are printed on a Lycra fabric glove that contains no sensors. The unique color pattern is designed to help robust tracking of the hand. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Video demonstrates real-time hand tracking with a color glove. Credit: MIT Explore further System can also be used as an input device for desktop virtual reality. Credit: MIT Gesture tracking gloves have been around since 1987, however the high cost has prevented this technology from becoming popular. VPL Data glove was introduced in 1987 and used fiber-optic sensors for tracking finger movements. A pair of these gloves ranges from about $1,300 all the way up to $40,000 for a high end system with force feedback. The high costs have limited the hand-gesture tracking to high-end applications in the computer animation, engineering and science. Wang also stated that the gesture tracking system isn’t up to the same accuracy as a mouse or touch screen however it could enhance gaming systems, such as Microsoft Kinect, to support hand gestures. Gaming is only the beginning and we can expect gesture-driven computing to thrive in the long run. (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers at MIT have developed software that can track a Lycra fabric glove with a special color pattern. Using only a cheap web camera equipped with a wide angle lens, the software can track hand gestures. Citation: Gestural hand-tracking interface being developed by MIT researchers (w/ video) (2010, September 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-09-gestural-hand-tracking-interface-mit-video.html 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. More information: Real-time Hand-trackingVia: Computing Now Wang and MIT associate professor Jovan Popavic have developed gesture-recognition algorithms that are more efficient by reducing gestures to 40 by 40 pixels. Unique patterns are then generated from the layout of the Lycra glove with specially placed color splotches.
Journal information: Nature © 2015 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from institutions in the U.K. and Switzerland has identified a protein that is heavily involved in entrainment in fruit fly brains as part of coordinating the circadian clock. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they engineered mutant flies to express differing amounts of the protein Ionotropic Receptor 25a, aka, IR25a and then tested the ability of the flies to adjust to light and temperature fluctuations. François Rouyer and Abhishek Chatterjee with Institut des Neurosciences Université Paris-Sud, offer a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in a companion piece published in the same journal edition. Citation: Protein involved in temperature entrainment of brain for circadian clock in fruit fly identified (2015, November 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-protein-involved-temperature-entrainment-brain.html Fruit fly. Credit: John Tann/Wikipedia Molecular features of the circadian clock system in fruit flies More information: Chenghao Chen et al. Drosophila Ionotropic Receptor 25a mediates circadian clock resetting by temperature, Nature (2015). DOI: 10.1038/nature16148AbstractCircadian clocks are endogenous timers adjusting behaviour and physiology with the solar day. Synchronized circadian clocks improve fitness and are crucial for our physical and mental well-being3. Visual and non-visual photoreceptors are responsible for synchronizing circadian clocks to light, but clock-resetting is also achieved by alternating day and night temperatures with only 2–4 °C difference. This temperature sensitivity is remarkable considering that the circadian clock period (~24 h) is largely independent of surrounding ambient temperatures. Here we show that Drosophila Ionotropic Receptor 25a (IR25a) is required for behavioural synchronization to low-amplitude temperature cycles. This channel is expressed in sensory neurons of internal stretch receptors previously implicated in temperature synchronization of the circadian clock9. IR25a is required for temperature-synchronized clock protein oscillations in subsets of central clock neurons. Extracellular leg nerve recordings reveal temperature- and IR25a-dependent sensory responses, and IR25a misexpression confers temperature-dependent firing of heterologous neurons. We propose that IR25a is part of an input pathway to the circadian clock that detects small temperature differences. This pathway operates in the absence of known ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ sensors in the Drosophila antenna, revealing the existence of novel periphery-to-brain temperature signalling channels. As most are aware, the circadian clock allows organisms to adjust their biological processes to the day-night cycle. Prior research has shown, as Rouyer and Chatterjee point out, that the clock is most heavily influenced by changes in light and temperature, but just how this occurs is still not well understood. To learn more, the researchers looked at the fruit fly, because of its simpler biology. Prior research with the tiny flies has shown that their circadian clock works in two ways—their outer organs respond directly to changes in light and temperature and their brains respond indirectly. The researchers set out to learn more about the indirect means by which the brain is caused to adjust, a process known as entrainment.Scientists have known for some time that IR25a plays a role in odor reception in fruit flies, and because it interacts with the Nocte protein (the expression of which is known to be involved in the development of organs that respond to light and temperature), the researchers suspected it may play a role in brain entrainment as well. To find out they engineered fruit flies that lacked the protein and then subjected them (and non-mutant control groups) to tests that involved both large and small light and temperature fluctuations. Their results showed that the mutant flies were still able to modify their clocks when the variations of either were large, but not when the temperature variations were small, suggesting that IR25a was necessary for adapting to such changes. The team also looked at the oscillations of the proteins that are known to make up the circadian clock in the mutant flies and found that they had become defective during small variation temperature changes. The findings by the team suggest that IR25a plays a key role in entrainment in the brains of fruit flies for small temperature fluctuations. 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.
My daughter hates studying. She’s in class 5 and we are getting very worried. Please help!Renuka Singh, New DelhiRenuka, I think most kids dislike the association with books. With age, some realize the importance of education and naturally start getting attentive. I strongly recommend that you politely discuss the power of studies. You should also try to help her understand her hobbies, her creative elements. May be she will make a successful alternative career someday. Whatever happens, don’t get stressed. Support her and help her understand her strength. Good luck! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I’m 46. I fear that my sex life will be completely disrupted after menopause! What to do?Name withheld, GujaratIt’s very common for women going through menopause to experience a decrease in libido and sex drive. Because a woman stops ovulating once she’s experienced menopause, she loses that extra hormone boost that results in arousal. But, at the same time, some women enjoy their sex life post menopause. No fear of unwanted pregnancy act as a peace factor and they get much closer to their partner than ever before. A lot is in the mind and for ages women have enjoyed their sexual life irrespective of their pauses! Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixI’m in love with a Muslim girl. We are Brahmins and they are not accepting this relation. We can’t live without each other. What should be done?Gourav S, HaryanaJust do what you want to do! Assuming you both are adults, I suggest, have a very open conversation with both families. Give them some time to absorb the facts and see how it turns out to be. If the attitude doesn’t change, work out the logistics and head for the ultimate decision of togetherness. Just be sure that you both weigh the situation before any final plunge. I’ve just returned from Bangalore where I did my Engineering. After I returned, I feel very alone here. I feel completely out of place.Dinesh, New DelhiProbably the place you left has left a permanent impression on your mind. Or may be the independence of staying alone, the freedom of being your own guardian gave you peace. Try to engage yourself in some work that will occupy your mind. Check out for a couple of months and if you still feel uneasy, you can relocate back to Bangalore or any other place of your choice! One life, don’t compromise on small things. Cheer up!Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – firstname.lastname@example.org
After all the ‘streetilicious’ delights from Connaught Place and around, we bring you you our picks from Delhi’s very authentic ‘desi’ fast-food joints in Kamla Nagar. Kamla Nagar or K-Nags -arguably the most popular ‘hang out’ destination for Delhi’s Gen-Y and the DU (Delhi University) crowd K-Nags boasts of numerous legendary indigenous fast-food joints, ideal for a snack-on-the-go or a leisurely Sunday brunch with family and friends. Moving away from the staple of momo joints and chinjabi fare in the area and the host of Delhi University canteens, we bring you some grear authentic picks that are best enjoyes on an easy chilled-out day in the Capital. Read on… Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’OM DI HATTI Since 1956, a small non- descript shop named Om di Hatti at the Shakti Nagar ‘chowk’ is serving mouth-watering Chhole Bhature (priced at a very reasonable Rs 40). Presently run by the founders’ 4thgeneration, Om di Hatti also offers piping hot samosas and chhole-chawal. BOMBAY BHEL HOUSENext, a few meters down and turning right towards the Chhota Gol Chakkar, into the Kamla Nagar market area, you come across Bombay Bhel House, established in 1975, a heaven of healthy, refreshingly light Gujrati snacks. Here you can take your pick from traditional Gujju snacks like Dhokla, Khandvi, Bhel-puri, Khakra, Thepla, etc and a wide range of namkeens. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSHARMA KACHORI WAALEJust a few shops away from Om Di Hatti you will find one of the best and easily the cheapest kachori in Delhi. Established in 1941 Sharma KachoriWale offers a serving of 5 small crispy kachoris with spicy aalo-subzi ata ridiculous Rs 16. The taste and flavours are amazing and far better than the exorbitantly priced kachoris found in branded eateries across the city. BILLE DI HATTI This is true landmark of Kamla Nagar, famous across generations, since 1952, for its lip-smackingly delicious Punjabi Poori-Chhole (Rs 45 for a plate of 2 puris) and very rich and buttery Sweet Lassi (Rs 45). Bille di Hatti is where you can regularly see even the most devoted morning-walker and diet conscious succumb to the ultimate Punjabi combination of Poori-Chhole. VAISHNAV CHAAT BHANDHAR For those who prefer the more ‘chat-pata’ variety of traditional ‘desi’ snacks, Vaishnav Chaat Bhandhar, near Bungalow Road offers the ultimate mouth-watering options in Gol Gappas, Papri Chaat, Aaloo Chaat, Dahi Bhallas and Paneer Tikka at reasonable prices in the range of Rs 40 to Rs 70.NEERAJ CORNER Every day, for more than half a century, Neeraj Corner near the Barha Gol Chakkar, has been dishing out hundreds of glasses of its famous chilled lemonade (lemon-soda) to quench the thirst of millions in Delhi’s killing summer. For the less enlightened, Neeraj Corner also offers other more common beverages and on a chilly in wintery day, one could order a piping hot espresso.
The number of dengue cases in Delhi and its adjoining areas has climbed to 75. The figures from the civic bodies, 64 cases of dengue have been reported from the national capital. The 11 other cases have been reported from the adjoining areas in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana till 20 September.
Aakriti Art Gallery presents an exhibition of drawings by artist Ramkumar titled -Drawings from the 60’s. Ramkumar, a legendary artist is regarded as one of the first-generation of post-independence artists in India. His contemporaries included artists likes of M.F Husain, F.N Souza, SH Raza and Akbar Padamsee. As an artist, he evolved from his short lived figurative phase into a master of abstractions. The show is curated by poet and art-critic Prayag Shukla, a close associate of Ramkumar for five decades Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘The sense of quiet that pervades his work invites contemplation, not a gaze’ said Sham Lal on Ramkumar. Ramkumar trained under Andre Lhote and Fernand Legar in Paris.The 20th century modernism in Paris, Vienna and London served as an inspiration for him, combined with a desire to ethnically belong to the homeland- in its inherent Indianness. Ramkumar’s search for an Indian identity has transcended mere motifs and figurative. As an artist he evolved from his short lived figurative phase into a master of abstractions. Having renounced the active engagement with the state and civil society that had earlier characterized his position, the artist had turned gradually inward, choosing to be in an internal exile of the spirit. His drawings to be exhibited mark a transcendence into abstraction. The drawings reflect sheer beauty through lines creating an experience rather than a discourse. Drawings presented in the show are sensitive charting of momentous happenings, in fine lines, and speak volumes for Ramkumar’s delicate rendering quality. Where: Aakriti Art Gallery, Lado Sarai When : On till 29 November
Kolkata: In a unique initiative, National Ayurveda Students and Youth Association (NASYA) in collaboration with Vishwa Ayurveda Parishad (VAP) – WB, National Pharmaceutical Consultancy Service (NPCI)–WB and Independent Research Ethics Society is organising “Herbal Treasure Hunt”, a seven-day long competition where ayurvedic doctors and students have to capture selfies with minimum 55 herbs and plants and then send them with their local names, Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsLatin names and medicinal usage as a part of an awareness campaign.NASYA and VAP members are eligible to take part in the programme. There will be six prizes, which will be distributed among the participants, who will be able to capture maximum number of selfies with the plants. Dr Sumit Sur, state president of the NASYA said almost all the plants have some medicinal values. The main purpose of the event is to make the people aware about the plants and herbs and their usage. This programme will help increase knowledge of Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedevery individual.The competition will start from 7 May and last till 13 May, during which the candidates will have to capture the selfies. The competition will be conducted across the country starting from Monday. The candidate who will be able to capture maximum number of selfies with the plants and correctly send their names will be awarded the first prize.Independent Research Ethics Society (IRES) has conceptualized the competition to enable the young and dynamic Ayurvedic doctors to identify medicinal plants. Dr Pawan Kumar Sharma, president of IRES said: “We hope that the programme will be a huge success. This will help the students to acquire knowledge about the plants and trees.”
In a bizarre mix-up, Swedish police raided an apartment after a couple hung 21-shaped balloons to celebrate a birthday but it was mistaken for ‘IS’ in a reverse image from outside and considered as Islamic State propaganda.Sarah Ericsson hung up the balloons in the shape of the number ‘21’ for her birthday which resulted in her home in Karlskrona, Sweden, being visited by Swedish police who thought it stood for ‘IS’ and had been put up by supporters of the Islamic State extremist group. “It was a little strange,” the 21-year-old told The Local from the library at Blekinge Institute of Technology in southern Sweden, where she is taking a course in Spatial Planning. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenThe student was already in class on Monday when her boyfriend Fabian Akesson, who was staying at her home received a visit from police.A passerby had called them after looking through the window at the two balloons pushed together to make the number ‘21’ and confusing their reverse image with the letters ‘IS’, which the extremist group also known as the Islamic State often uses as part of its propaganda.“We understand why someone would report it if they thought it looked like IS-propaganda, although everyone else just thought it looked like the number ‘12’ from outside,” Ericsson said. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanHer boyfriend Akesson explained that he was looking out of a window brushing his teeth when he noticed several police cars outside the house and then heard a knock on the door.When he went to open it, he was greeted by three police officers, who quickly realised that they had made a mistake.“I laughed about it and they showed me a photo that they had taken where from their perspective, it did almost look like the letters IS,” he told Swedish newspaper Kvallsposten.But despite police accepting the error, Akesson said he was still asked to remove the balloons from the window.
Indian Culinary Forum in association with Hospitality First and ITPO organized 10th edition of Culinary Art India, 2015 at Hall no. 18, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. With 300 chefs under one roof exhibiting their culinary skills to the masses, the international event also saw the participation of the chef fraternity from many parts of north India, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Scheduled from March 10-14 the event is a gastronomic treat for guests and delegates. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Second day of the festival saw live-cooking by renowned chefs and showcasing 3Tier Wedding Cake, Fruit and Vegetable Carving and Plated Appetizers. The special food art was praised by the guests and other visitors at the event. The Chefs here will exhibit every aspect of food and help promote different cuisine across the world. The Third and Fourth day of the festival will see chefs showcasing ‘Three Course Set Dinner Menu’, ‘Petit Fours and Pralines’ and ‘mocktails’. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixProminent names from the culinary world will also be attending the Awards Ceremony to be held on March 14 at Pragati Maidan.Chef Shaju Zacharia, Vice President, ICF said, “The prime objective is to establish a professional platform where culinary professionals across India can come and exhibit their creative culinary skills, develop and explore various aspects of this profession. “We are proud to organize this gala event and overwhelmed by the response we are getting here. We look forward to organize such events in the future as well to promote India’s delectable traditional food.”
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Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will introduce the system of collecting garbage even during the evenings from August 15.”The system of collecting garbage is the most important aspect of solid waste management (SWM). Presently, we have a mechanism for garbage collection thrice during the day. From August 15, we will be doing the same four times a day. Kolkata will be the only city in the country where garbage collection will be carried out so many times,” Member, Mayor -in-Council (SWM) Debabrata Majumder said on Thursday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn response to a proposal from Left Front councillor Debasish Mukherjee on how KMC is moving towards the implementation of the newly envisaged SWM Act 2016 by the Union Ministry of Forest & Environment in the monthly meeting, Majumder urged all the stakeholders associated with the process, to have an efficient system in place for keeping the city clean.”We are setting up three groups of people for each borough, who will keep an eye on garbage accumulation from 12 noon till 9 pm. Each gang will have a supervisor. If they find garbage at any place, particularly during the evening, they will inform the SWM department and immediate action will be taken for cleaning it,” Majumder added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn Bengal, the municipal waste generation stands at 14,000 metric tonne per day, while KMC alone handles 4,500 metric tonne per day.SWM Rules 2016 that has categorised solid waste into six broad categories — Industrial hazardous waste, Healthcare or biomedical waste, Solid waste that involves wastes from houses, schools and offices, Plastic waste, Electronic or e waste and Construction or Demolition waste.The state is working upon classifying solid waste under three categories- bio-degradable waste, recycle waste and inert waste to begin with.In seven wards in the city — 33, 47, 64, 103, 110, 115 and 135, KMC has employed private agencies, who collect inorganic and organic wastes in separate buckets to ensure segregation at source. The same system will be soon introduced in another 20 wards of the civic body. Majumder also stressed the need of awareness and urged the local clubs, schools and colleges to be involved in the awareness drives. “The councillors need to take a proactive role regarding the throwing of garbage in separate bins,” he said. Majumder also announced that the civic body is coming up with the construction material crusher machine at Dhapa. “This can be used in road repair,” he maintained.
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Do you yell, hit or use physical threats as a punishment for your children? If so, your children may be at a greater risk of performing poorly in school, a study has showed.The study by American researchers showed that students who were brought up harshly were likely to find their peer group more important than other responsibilities, including following parents’ rules. This further led them to engage in more risky behaviours in teenage. While females engaged in more frequent early sexual behaviour, males, on the other hand, indulged in wrongdoings like hitting and stealing. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”In our study, harsh parenting was related to lower educational attainment through a set of complex cascading processes that emphasised present-oriented behaviours at the cost of future-oriented educational goals,” said lead researcher Rochelle F Hentges from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US.Further, those relying on peers, instead of doing homework, decided to spend time with friends and felt that there is nothing wrong in breaking rules to keep friends. The researchers found that direct as well as indirect effects of parenting shapes a child’s behaviour and his or her relationship with the peers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”The study used children’s life histories as a framework to examine how parenting affects children’s educational outcomes via relationships with peers, sexual behaviour and delinquency,” Hentges added, in the paper published in the journal Child Development. Teaching methods focussing on present-oriented goals and strategies like hands-on experimental learning, group activities may promote learning and educational goals for individuals, especially those who are brought up harshly, the researchers suggested.
Kolkata: A notorious criminal identified as Rammurty, alias Ramua, has been shot dead by some miscreants on Sunday night at Amarabati in Sodepur.According to locals, about five to six miscreants carrying firearms had entered Ramua’s flat on Sunday night around 1 am. He had been living there for the last few months. It is alleged that the miscreants held Ramua’s son on Gunpoint after he opened the door. When Ramua was about to make some move, the miscreants fired multiple rounds of bullet aiming Ramua from point blank range. As soon as he fell on the ground, the miscreants fled the scene. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalOn hearing the sounds of bullets being fired, locals went to the flat and found Ramua lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately rushed to Panihati State General Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. It is also alleged that Ramua tried to fire with his 9 mm pistol before he was shot. However, one of the miscreants managed to snatch away the pistol from him. Ramua was a notorious criminal in the Central Howrah area. He was accused in around 30 cases of murder, extortion, illegal firearms in Howrah. He was arrested on several occasions. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to local sources, in the mid 90’s Ramua had managed to spread terror in the Shibpur area. He used to torture his victims before killing them. A few years ago, Ramua had killed a youth in Howrah and severed his head, hands and legs. Later, he kicked the head as a football. He was arrested and put in judicial custody. During sometime in November, 2018, Ramua was granted bail and was given a condition to not enter Howrah under any circumstances without court’s permission. The sleuths suspect that Ramua was trying to leave behind his past and trying to restore normalcy in life. As a result, his gang members might have killed him. It is also suspected that Ramua was killed by the members of his rival gang from Howrah. Police are almost sure that the miscreants hailed from Howrah and were known to Ramua. Though police are focusing on Ramua’s gang members and the rival gang members, his wife and family members are also under the scanner. “A murder case has been initiated and a probe is on to nab the culprits,” said Ananda Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-II), Barrackpore Police. The sleuths also suspect that Ramua had taken the flat on rent in the Amarabati area and the flat owner did not submit any intimation regarding his tenancy to the police. It is suspected that Ramua was trying to hide as he might have suspected a sudden attack on him and thus had kept an illegal pistol with him.
Kolkata: The state Public Works Department (PWD) is hopeful of completing the construction of Majerhat Bridge before Durga Puja in 2020.”I can assure you that Majerhat Bridge will be completed before Durga Puja next year,” said state PWD minister Aroop Biswas at the Street of Joy programme at Nalini Ranjan Avenue in New Alipore on Sunday. Biswas inaugurated the Fun Street event that was initiated by councillor of ward 81 Jui Biswas on Sunday morning. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that a Haryana-based company, SP Singla Constructions Pvt Ltd, has been awarded the contract to build a bridge in place of the Majerhat Bridge that had caved in on September 4, 2018. The company has one year from the date of the start of construction to complete the project. Two of the four spans of the damaged bridge situated over the railway tracks of the Sealdah-Budge Budge section have already been dismantled. The remaining two are expected to be pulled down by Tuesday morning with Eastern Railway resorting to a 36 hour power block between 5.05 pm on Sunday to 5.05 am on Tuesday for the dismantling work. Three Up and two Down trains in the Sealdah-Budge Budge-section were cancelled on Sunday, with seven pairs of trains and one pair of Naihati-Budge Budge local short terminating from New Alipore station on Sunday. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseTen pairs of local trains will remain cancelled on Monday and 19 pairs of trains in that section will short terminate at New Alipore station. The ER ran three pairs of passenger specials between 6.00 pm to 10.50 pm on Sunday and will run nine pairs of trains between 6.00 am to 11.00 pm on the Brace Bridge-Budge Budge section. “We want to demolish the old bridge and start work on the new bridge at the earliest,” said a senior official of the PWD department. According to sources in the PWD department, the new four lane cable-stayed bridge will be more than half a kilometre long and 21.2 metre wide. The proposed height will be 7.5 metre, about 2 metre higher than the bridge that existed earlier. It will start at the Burdwan Road-DH Road crossing in the north and end on NR Avenue in the south. Compared to the old one, the width will be 4 metre more and the bridge’s central line will be shifted to the eastern side because of the alignment of the Joka-BBD Bag Metro.
Kolkata: The Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Alipurduar district of North Bengal is all set to release 50 sambar deer to guarantee food for the Royal Bengal tigers in the reserve. The deer will be transported from Jaldapara National Park to BTR which is gearing up to introduce 12 Royal Bengal tigers in the reserve, to augment the tiger population there.”We have been bringing in herbivores in phases from different wildlife sanctuaries to boost the food chain ahead of the introduction of the big cats in the BTR. The decision to release the sambar deer is a stride towards that direction,” state Forest minister Binay Krishna Barman said. The BTR authorities have already released 335 deer in the reserve in three phases. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe tigers will be brought from the forest reserves in Assam, which have similar flora and fauna as the Buxa forest. “The climatic conditions and the flora and fauna of Buxa match with that of Assam. We have already written to the Assam government for procuring a dozen tigers,” a senior official of the state Forest department said. It has been learnt that the department has consciously decided not to bring in tigers from the Sunderbans mangrove forest, as it has a completely different mangrove ecosystem and it would have been difficult for the animals to survive in the climatic condition at Buxa if they were brought from there. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMoreover, BTR is located close to Assam’s Manas Tiger Reserve and some experts believe that animals from Manas often come to Buxa using Bhutan as a corridor. Buxa is one of the three forests in India where the National Tiger Conservation Authority has approved the tiger augmentation programme. The BTR is home to smaller cats such as leopards which occasionally surface in the tea gardens nearby. There are also common clouded leopards, jungle cats and fishing cats. The herbivore list includes elephants, Indian gaur, chital, sambars, barking deer and hog deer. The tiger reserve has an area of about 757.9 sq km, of which 390 sq km lies in the core area, with 367 sq km in the buffer zone. The number of tigers in BTR has been often debated by wildlife enthusiasts. While Forest Department officials claimed there were tigers in the reserve, almost no sighting of the big cats raised questions about their presence. The survey of tigers in 2011 based on DNA analysis of scat put the number of tigers at 20.
Notre Dame is one of the bedrock programs in the history of college football, but in today’s game, they face an uphill battle in recruiting because of strict academic requirements and the reality that the program’s brand name doesn’t resonate with 18-year old recruits like it did 30 years ago.The Irish are coming off a four win season, and have averaged 5 losses in the last four seasons, and have only won 10 or more games 5 times since 1994. That’s not a powerhouse, that’s not even Oklahoma State.Today, Colin said he thinks Paul Chryst and Wisconsin are currently a superior program to the Irish, and it’s not really a close call. They’ve won 10 or more games 5 times since 2010, including four 11-win seasons. The years they didn’t win double digit games they still won 9 and 8 games respectively.Right now, Notre Dame is more about history, and Wisconsin is about W’s. They should continue to separate this year.“Notre Dame right now is about a seven-and-a-half win program.”Watch Colin explain his reasoning:“@BadgerFootball right now is a better football program than Notre Dame.” — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/RTup5x2Dva— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 8, 2017
October 1, 2005 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular not enough for you? How about adding wireless USB? Here’s the skinny: WUSB is moving toward actual adoption, with an initial specification already sorted out and the backing of companies like Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft and Samsung. Speeds are expected to be comparable to wired USB 2.0, with a bandwidth target around 480Mbps at 10 feet and 110Mbps at 30 feet. The technology will also be backward compatible with its earlier wired incarnations through the use of external adapters.Pretty much any device that currently uses wired USB is a candidate for WUSB. Imagine having your printer setup on the other side of the room or transferring photos from a digital camera without plugging in a media card reader. Early adopters will need to equip their computers with a WUSB adapter to take advantage. The speed and familiarity of WUSB could position it as Bluetooth’s competition–at least in the desktop environment, where wirelessly transferring large amounts of data can be on the slow side. Expect devices with WUSB to reach the market by year’s end. For the latest update, visit the USB Implementers Forum. This story appears in the October 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 1 min read Register Now »