How hockey allowed Rani Rampal to build a nice home for her parents

first_imgRani Rampal recently captained the Indian women’s hockey team to a silver-medal finish at the Asian Games 2018. The team performed beyond expectations but came up just short in the final and could not book a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.However, it has been a long and arduous journey for Rani Rampal. From taking baby steps in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana to becoming the captain of the Indian hockey team and travelling all over the world with the team, Rampal has taken huge strides.When Rampal first began playing hockey, she did not think of representing India or getting a job through the sport, all that was in her mind was building a nice home for her parents. Having lived in a soil house, where water would seep in every time it rained, Rampal only wanted to build a true house.From a 6-year-old beginning that journey to a 21-year-old (two years ago) fulfilling that promise she made to herself, Rani Rampal has fulfilled the dream — at least one of her dreams now.WATCH FULL SESSION”There was a time when I started hockey. I belong to Haryana and some 20 years back, girls were not allowed to leave home in Haryana so playing sports was something unthinkable.”When I first told my parents that I want to play hockey, their expression was such that I had said something wrong. I don’t blame them because the society put that kind of thought. All parents want their kids to do well but it is the society that tells that she is a girl and if you let her leave, she will bring bad name to the family and ideas like that. But eventually, they did agree,” Rani Rampal said at India Today East Conclave 2018.advertisementRampal then went on to describe her entire journey to fulfilling that dream of hers.Also read – People’s expectations motivating but scary, says Swapna Barman”I belonged to a poor family but my coach Baldev [Singh] sir, he helped me a lot. When my parents could not get me hockey stick and shoes, he did that. He wanted to get poor kids, do something for them and make them play for India.”My house was not solid so water will come in whenever it would rain and we used to pray for the rain to stop. I didn’t know how you could represent India or anything like that but all I wanted was to get my house made. I had to convince my parents to go to stadium and I told them that if I do something wrong, bring me back.Also read – Swapna Barman on mother’s viral video: Even Prime Minister was talking about it”When I went to the field, I was only thinking of making my house, not about representing India or a job but I have worked hard all my life for just that house. After a lot of years of hard work from me, my coaches and other players, after 2016 Olympics, I thought of making the house for my parents. Women’s hockey doesn’t fetch you a lot of money so only after Olympics I could get the house made for my parents,” Rampal shared.Also read – Indian women’s hockey team set to be included in TOPS after Asian Games 2018 silverRampal further described how women’s hockey is developing in India and how the year 2018 has been for them. She shared the team’s and her tales of overcoming challenges, letting go of bad moments and how they kept their focus.”Women’s hockey is being followed now and the reason is that after 2016 Olympics, the women’s hockey has progressed. We won gold in Asian Cup [last year] and gold and silver Asian Champions Trophy [2016 and 2018, respectively].Also read – East Conclave 2018: All this adulation and fanfare feels like a dream, says Swapna Barman”Now we are getting exposure and playing against better teams has helped us elevate our game. In the Commonwealth Games 2018 [CWG], we lost a close match to Australia in their home ground. In the beginning of 2018, we set a target for World Cup, CWG and Asian Games and we wanted to qualify for 2020 [Tokyo Games] through Asian Games but it didn’t happen. Like Jhulan just said, we also wanted to play [the Asian Games final vs Japan] again but sports doesn’t allow that.”In the 2018 World Cup, we lost to Ireland in shootouts. It was a record in itself because we had never before lost in shootouts. We felt like our career had ended but we had Asian Games just a week later and it was so tough to move ahead but we talked and thought that we can’t change what has happened but if we do it again in Asian Games we won’t be able to forgive ourselves. We thought if we could qualify for Olympics through Asian Games, we would like if we lost something so we did gain something else too but unfortunately we lost to Japan.”advertisement(Written by Abreshmina S Quadri)last_img read more

MS Dhoni picks up Mayank Markande wrong-un while batsman could not

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni reads a game of cricket extremely well and that’s no secret. The fact that he guides the India spinners from behind the stumps, telling him where to bowl and how to bowl, is also an open secret now. On Sunday though, Dhoni went a step further when he perfectly read a Mayank Markande wrong-un even when the batsman on strike Peter Handscomb could not read the ball.Mayank Markande, who became the 79th player to represent India in T20Is as he debuted against Australia on Sunday, bowled a beautiful wrong-un in the 15th over and Handscomb was completely stumped. Handscomb, failing to read the delivery, edged it and the ball took a hit off Dhoni’s body and went behind for two runs.Even as Dhoni missed collecting the ball, his movement towards the movement of the ball showed he knew exactly where Markande was going to bowl while Handscomb was left clueless.Replays showed that during the last moments of the ball in the air, Dhoni moved a little towards his left and as soon as the ball hit the pitch, he moved further left knowing exactly where the ball was going to come.The edge from Handscomb bat made it difficult for him to collect the ball as it took off his body but the sharp brain and reflexes of MS Dhoni were for all to see on Sunday.Australia eventually won a last-ball thriller against India in the first T20I at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series.advertisementJasprit Bumrah bowled a 19th over for the ages, where he gave away just two runs and picked two wickets in the last two deliveries to leave 14 runs for Umesh Yadav to defend in the final over.Despite having a good day overall, Umesh cracked under pressure and gave away exactly 14 runs, including two runs on the final ball of the match, as Australia took the bragging rights in the first match of the tour.India will take on Australia in the second T20I at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.Also Read | We were not up to scratch: Virat Kohli after 3-wicket loss vs Australia in 1st T20IAlso Read | Australia win last-ball thriller vs India despite Jasprit Bumrah heroics in Vizag T20IAlso Read | Bumrah, Krunal extremely hard to get away: Maxwell after match-winning knock in 1st T20Ilast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: George Street A section of George Street, near the Highway 125 overpass, will be reduced to one lane at various times for the construction of a new overpass. Work will take place until Saturday, April 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 CONTINUING WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until late May or early June, for replacement. A detour is available from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are now in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is located about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. They will be used until summer. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184 DIGBY COUNTY: Dick Theriault Road The bridge on Dick Theriault Road, about two kilometres southeast of the Old DAR Railway crossing, is closed for repairs. There is no detour. Transportation officials will be on site 24 hours a day until the bridge is repaired. Local Area Office: 902-769-2192 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge on the Cabot Trail, two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge During construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street, Antigonish, traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge. The temporary bridge will be in place until Tuesday, May 31. Signs and traffic signals are on site. Local Area Office: 902-863-7387 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Bridge The northbound lane of MacLeod Bridge, on the Cabot Trail in Cape North, will be closed for repairs until further notice. A traffic control person will be on site until traffic signals are installed. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 -30-last_img read more

Class IX student drowns in College Square pool

first_imgKolkata: A Class IX student, who was a learner at a swimming club, drowned at the College Square pool on Sunday. He had gone into the pool area meant for the seniors, by crossing the demarcation line that was made by the club.According to police sources, 17-year-old Mohammad Shahbaaz had come to the swimming club and started practicing at 8 am. Initially he swam in the designated pool for the beginners, but after a few minutes dived into the section having deep water meant for those who are adept in swimming. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHis act went unnoticed and when he was spotted struggling in the water, it was too late. The trainers dived into the pool and fished him out of the water. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Shahbaaz, a resident of Entally, had joined as a member of The Calcutta University Institute College Square (Vidyasagar Udyan) swimming section barely a week ago. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has subsequently ordered a shutdown of all the swimming pools at College Square for an indefinite period. A case of unnatural death has been registered with the Amherst Street police station. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe club with which Shahbaaz was associated, refused to comment on the incident and shut the door on the face of our correspondent. The guardians who had accompanied their wards for swimming at the pool alleged negligence on the part of the trainers. “The trainers often leave the swimmers on their own in the pool. They should keep an eye whether wanybody is encroaching the boundary and going to the deeper pool,” a guardian said. “Shahbaaz was wearing all the safety guards like red cap and swimming costume earmarked for the beginners. Knowingly or unknowingly, he had crossed the line meant and failed to cope with the water level,” said Laltu Patra, assistant secretary of another club that conducts swimming sessions at the College Square pool. The incident is a grim reminder of the death of ace swimmer Kajal Dutta in August 2017, amid allegations that he had got stuck in a platform built underwater by one of the swimming clubs without obtaining permission from KMC. The pool was subsequently shut down and KMC drained out the water of the entire pool and demolished all such constructions. Swimming activities had resumed from April 2, last year.last_img read more

PIO exGoogle staff got 45 mn exit pack after sex abuse charge

first_imgSan Francisco: Tech titan Google agreed to pay its former India-born top executive Amit Singhal a whopping $45 million as an exit package when he resigned from the company in 2016 after being accused of sexual harassment, according to a media report. The previously undisclosed amount was in the separation agreement for Singhal, a senior vice president who ran Google’s search operations until early 2016. The amount was revealed on Monday in a shareholder lawsuit accusing the board of directors of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, of shirking their responsibilities by agreeing to pay executives accused of misconduct instead of firing them for cause, the New York Times reported. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe lawsuit was part of the fallout over how Google has handled sexual harassment cases, it said. The lawsuit was filed in January in California Superior Court with redactions in the passages referring to board discussions. An amended version was filed on Monday without the redactions. According to the amended suit, Google agreed to pay Singhal $15 million a year for two years and between $5 million and $15 million in the third year as long as he was not employed by a competitor. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsHe agreed to take a job at Uber about a year after his departure, then resigned from the ride-hailing company a few weeks later when the sexual harassment claim at Google became public, the report said. Frank Bottini, an attorney for the shareholders, said the board-approved payments were an “abdication of responsibility”. A Google spokeswoman said Monday that the company had “made many changes to our workplace and taken an increasingly hard line on inappropriate conduct by people in positions of authority”. “There are serious consequences for anyone who behaves inappropriately at Google,” she said. Singhal left Google after an employee said he had groped her at an off-site event. Google investigated the allegation and found that Singhal had been inebriated. The company also concluded that the employee’s account was credible. At the time, Singhal said he wanted to spend more time with his family and focus on his philanthropy, the report said. Singhal did not respond to a request for comment, it said. Born in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, Singhal received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science from IIT Roorkee. He received an MS degree from University of Minnesota Duluth and was head of Google’s core search team for 15 years.last_img read more

UN Member States call for G20 to be made more inclusive

27 September 2010The Group of 20, which brings together the world’s major industrialized and developed nations, should be reformed to make it more inclusive of the needs of all the world’s peoples, officials from several countries told the General Assembly today. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, appealed for “the establishment of predictable and regular channels to facilitate dialogue between the G20 nations and Members of the United Nations, which constitute the G192.”While she recognized the membership rules applying to groups such as the G20, “a mechanism must be established to insert the voice of the United Nations in the activities of these groupings such that their concerns and needs are actively considered.”The Prime Minister said she hoped these issues will be discussed at the next G20 summit, which is scheduled to take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in November.Speaking about global governance in general, she stressed that it was vital to hold leaders and institutions more accountable and to ensure that “no nation large or small” is exempted from key decision-making processes.“Global governance cannot be limited to the crafting of instruments related to the promotion of democracy. A key component must be the creation of fair and equitable rules to enhance the development prospects of developing countries.”Antonella Fularoni, Foreign Minister of San Marino, echoed those remarks in her address to the Assembly’s high-level debate.“The decision-making process of the G20 should be even more inclusive and transparent so that its decisions can be translated into effective action at a world level,” Ms. Fularoni said.“This requires the development of specific mechanisms, through which the interests, worries and aspirations of the countries outside the G20 can be taken into account, with particular reference to developing countries, in order to favour a G20 complementary to that of the United Nations.”The Foreign Minister noted that while the G20 played a valuable role last year in preventing a global economic depression, it was important to continue to coordinate policies “with a view to guaranteeing a balanced, inclusive and sustainable growth.” read more

Boosting use of space technology for development to be focus of UN

The informal session on education and outer space is scheduled for Friday in Geneva and will include presentations by UN agencies and members of the Vienna-based UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on their space-related education and training programmes.In addition to an open discussion on “Contributions of the space community to the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development,” Member States will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with such offerings by the UN system as the Space Education Programme of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Space Programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), which is responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space and assisting developing countries in using space science and technology, will also present its programme of seminars and workshops organized regularly for the benefit of experts, scientists, engineers and policy makers from developing countries.Representatives from China, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone, South Africa and the United States are expected to join OOSA, UNESCO and WMO at the session.Other UN agencies scheduled to participate include the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). read more

UNICEF seeks urgent funds to aid nearly 1 million children displaced by

Facing a funding shortfall of close to 70 per cent for its operations in northern Uganda, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today urgently appealed for more than $36,500,000 to aid nearly 1 million youngsters displaced by the savage war waged by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army.“Displacement, poverty and heightened violence due to the 20-year-old, child-centred armed conflict between the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continue to spur a severe humanitarian crisis, with the rights of children and women to access basic healthcare, safe water, primary education, protection and shelter being largely unfulfilled,” UNICEF said in its latest donor update. The conflict has uprooted about 1.7 million people, including some 935,000 children, from their homes into more than 200 camp settlements. The LRA uses boys and girls as fighters and porters, with children often subjected to extreme violence shortly after abduction and many girls allocated to officers in a form of institutional rape.Of an estimated 25,000 children (7,500 girls) abducted by the LRA since the start of the conflict, some 1,000 are “child mothers” who conceived while in captivity.In mid-March 2006, some 13,000 child “night commuters” in Gulu, Kitgum and Kalongo towns were abandoning their homes for the relative safety offered by urban areas and larger displaced persons’ camps each night, in a striking community response to insecurity, particularly to the threat of abduction, as well as other protection factors including lack of caregivers, abuse and dysfunction, UNICEF said.Overall up to 40,000 such “night commuters” have been fleeing outlying villages and last year UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman visited some of them in Kitgum. Of the $53,328,696 the Agency has sought for purposes ranging from health and nutrition to education to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, it had received only $16,723,991 as of 30 April. read more

Emma Thompson wants to be arrested at Extinction Rebellion protest after flying

Emma Thompson at Extinction Rebellion protests An Extinction Rebellion spokesman said: “If Emma Thompson wants to come and help out, that’s great, she’s using her platform which is incredibly valuable to anyone.“If she has to fly around the world like a climate lawyer might have to fly around the world, it seems counter productive in the short term but we are looking at the bigger picture.” Dame Emma Thompson joined climate protesters in London on Thursday to declare that she wants to be among those demonstrators arrested by police.However, it has emerged that the Oscar winning British actress was photographed a day earlier arriving at Heathrow Airport after apparently flying from Los Angeles where it is believed she had been celebrating her 60th birthday.The Extinction Rebellion group, which is calling for flights to be used only in emergencies, insisted that any flight she had taken  was an “unfortunate cost in our bigger battle to save the planet”.It is estimated that a single 5,456-mile transatlantic flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow would run up a three tonne carbon footprint. On Thursday, her London agent failed to say whether she took part in any carbon offsetting schemes – such as planting trees.Dame Emma, who lives in Hampstead, north London, wore dungarees, looked tanned as she made victory V symbols with both hands while being filmed at the protesters’ base in Marble Arch.The multi-millionaire star of films including Much Ado About Nothing and Sense and Sensibility said she had been unable to join the start of the “direct action” campaign on Monday because she had been celebrating her birthday with husband and fellow actor, Greg Wise. She did not reveal the location of her celebrations. Emma Thompson at Extinction Rebellion protests In the short clip, she said: “Hello fellow humans. I wasn’t here on the 15th of April, I was with my husband because I just turned 60. “I absolutely wanted to be arrested on my 60th birthday but I haven’t quite managed that, I bet that will happen in the future.”Dame Emma has been a prominent Left-wing and environmental campaigner for many years. The Greenpeace supporter helped buy land near Heathrow Airport in an attempt to deter the building of a third runway. In 2015 she joined activists outside Shell headquarters as part of a campaign to stop drilling in the Arctic. Speaking to protesters on the day they announced plans to disrupt Heathrow Airport, she said: “I am so proud and thrilled to be part of Extinction Rebellion, the new movement that has come up behind all the old ones that I’ve been part of since I was 16 years old.“A movement that’s telling it like it is and saying to Government that ‘look, there’s no more time and you can’t lie and you can’t stall any longer. And we will occupy until you take action. That is the only way we are going to save our planet’.”She added: “It’s hard, it’s inconvenient for people sometimes but it’s much more inconvenient to leave a planet that’s so destroyed that our grandchildren will be up against things that we cannot even imagine.” 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. read more

Best wishes for 2012 from the International Mining team

first_imgFrom us all at International Mining we wish you a very happy christmas and good fortune in 2012. In the early months of 2012 Paul will be in Poland and the USA (SME Meeting with Phil, Kevin and George). John will be in Cape Town for Indaba. There are other plans afoot, of which more in due course. As we hope you have noticed, IM’s Great Mines series has become very popular – with Lundin Mining currently the star. Do your mines have a great history of innovation and technical leadership? If so and you’d like us to consider your operations, please be in touch with Paul or John to discuss ideas. Our bumper January issue is now at the printer and be advised that we are looking for editorial contributions on exploration technologies, automated mineralogy and emission control for the February issue, which will have extra distribution at PDAC. There follows comment from Orsu Metals suggesting a hopeful 2012.“From 2001 to 2010 China’s economy expanded at an annual rate of 8.3% to 14.2%. For the next decade China’s growth rate is expected to be between 4-7%. A hard landing?  Hardly.  It’s more like a Lamborghini ramping down from its maximum speed of 220 m.p.h. to a leisurely 145 m.p.h.China is still the biggest, fastest car on the road, and it is going to need a lot of fuel, maintenance and repairs to keep it going. But although China dominates financial headlines, there are other players with significant demand potential.India, for instance has about the same number of people as China.  They currently consume 3% of global copper output compared with China’s 37%.  Planned upgrades to India’s power grid will re-jig the copper supply/demand ratio. Brazil and Russia are also ravenously hungry for commodities – particularly copper.While the world’s biggest copper producers are poised for growth – investors will find bigger opportunities in smaller companies – particularly those operating in metal rich countries with rapidly improving business climates.”Orsu is working in Kazakhstan, which it says “has an estimated $5 trillion of natural resources in the ground, and it beginning to attract the attention of international miners.”Orsu, a London-based gold-copper exploration company is currently drilling the Karchiga copper deposit in the worldclass Rudny Altai VMS belt. Orsu has a management team led by legendary Asian mine builder Dr. Sergey Kurzin. Kurzin played a lead role in establishing UrAsia Energy, a uranium producer with mining operations in Kazakhstan that sold to Uranium One in 2007 for $3.1 billion.  He is currently the Executive Chairman of Orsu, and is driving the operations.December, 2011 drill results have established an increased mineral resource estimate for its 94.75% owned Karchiga Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) copper project, northeast Kazakhstan (the Karchiga project).The new estimate reflects a 28% increase in the sulphide hosted Indicated Mineral Resource tonnage, and a 23% increase in the copper metal contained. This has been achieved by the upgrading of Inferred to the Indicated category and through the addition of 0.8 Mt of newly discovered sulphide mineralisation.Orsu also reported a 137% increase in tonnage and a 109% increase in contained copper metal in comparison with Mineral Resource Estimates for oxide mineralisation. The total Indicated Mineral Resource is now 10.8 Mt grading 1.73% Cu for 412 Mlb of contained copper. Mineralisation at Karchiga occurs in a Central and a North East lode. The VMS style mineralisation in both lodes is hosted along the contacts between shallow dipping alternating amphibolite and quartz mica schist units. The two lodes have a strike length in excess of 1km and have been intersected down to depths of 200m below surface.last_img read more

The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.1. #IRAQ: US forces have begun air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.2. #OUTBACK: A 25-year-old  Irish woman has been charged with concealing the death of a newborn baby in Australia.3. #SHATTER: The barrister who authored the report that led to Alan Shatter’s resignation is being taken to court by the former minister, but the Government are to pay his legal fees.4. #PISTORIUS: The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will deliver her verdict on 11 September after final statements concluded today.5. #SMOKING KILLS: A 62-year-old man has died in the UK after his e-cigarette which had been charging in his bedroom exploded.last_img

ces Razer Chimaera XBox 360 Gaming Headset Starts Shipping

first_imgIf you’ve been waiting for Razer’s Chimaera Gaming Headset for the XBox 360 since it was announced at ces last year, it’s on display again at ces this year and Razer says they’re ready to ship to eager XBox 360 gamers looking to replace their stock headsets with some 5.1-channel surround sound. The wireless headset features a docking station for the rechargeable battery, a noise isolating microphone that fits into the body of the headset and flips down when you want to speak, and boasts its own EQ and audio-output jacks on the docking station if you’re playing multiplayer and want to connect another pair of headphones. Razer says the 5.1 channel version will sell for $199.99 list price, and they plan to offer a 2.1 channel version for $129.99 list price. [via Engadget]last_img read more

Vache folle la maladie signalée chez une patiente italienne

first_imgVache folle : la maladie signalée chez une patiente italienneItalie – Une patiente serait dans le coma dans un hôpital de Toscane suite à la contraction de la maladie de Creutzfeldt-Jakob.La maladie de la vache folle n’avait pas fait l’actualité depuis des années. En effet, la crise qu’elle avait engendrée remonte au début des années 90 et l’épizootie, plus précisément, à 1992. Pourtant, les autorités italiennes viennent d’annoncer qu’une femme de 42 ans était en fin de vie après avoir été infectée par une variante de la maladie. L’encéphalopathie spongiforme bovine a été diagnostiquée mais les circonstances dans lesquelles elle l’a contractée ne sont pas définies. Ce cas reste néanmoins extrêmement marginal. La Commission européenne a même affirmé mi-juillet que les mesures de prévention mises en place sur tout le territoire de l’Union étaient un succès. En effet, seuls soixante-sept cas ont été diagnostiqués en 2009 contre 37.320 en 1992. Devant un tel recul, les mesures peuvent être assouplies. Par exemple, l’abattage systématique du troupeau contenant une bête malade ne sera plus pratiqué.  Le 22 juillet 2010 à 11:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Dyslexie définition test symptômes chez ladulte et lenfant

first_imgDyslexie : définition, test, symptômes, chez l’adulte et l’enfantLa dyslexie correspond à un trouble de l’apprentissage de la lecture. Souvent associée à une dysorthographie, elle touche principalement les enfants. Elle peut cependant persister à l’âge adulte. Définition : qu’est ce que la dyslexie ?La dyslexie correspond à un trouble de l’apprentissage de la lecture. Elle fait partie des troubles spécifiques des apprentissages avec la dyspraxie, la dysphasie et la dyscalculie. Elle est souvent associée à la dysorthographie ou à un trouble du déficit de l’attention. Entre 8 et 10% des enfants sont concernés par la dyslexie, dont une grande majorité de garçons (3 cas sur 4). Ils manifestent alors un retard d’acquisition de la lecture d’au moins 18 mois sans pour autant souffrit d’une déficience intellectuelle ni d’un déficit visuel ou auditif.Différents types de dyslexieOn distingue trois types de dyslexie. La dyslexie phonologique est la plus fréquente (60% des cas). Elle se manifeste par une difficulté à associer un son à des lettres ou des syllabes. La dyslexie de surface concerne entre 10 et 30% des dyslexiques. Elle n’apparaît jamais seule. Elle est caractérisée par une difficulté à reconnaître les mots visuellement. La dernière dyslexie répertoriée est la dyslexie mixte. Il s’agit d’une combinaison des deux types de dyslexies précédemment cités.   Symptômes de la dyslexie Plusieurs signes permettent de détecter une dyslexie chez l’enfant : – difficultés à lire de manière fluide et sans erreurs- lenteur excessive de lecture- difficultés à différencier certains mots- difficultés à différencier certaines lettres – difficultés à découper un mot en syllabes- problèmes d’orthographe- problèmes de compréhension d’un texte- écriture difficileCes symptômes se traduisent généralement par des répercussions sur la scolarité. L’enfant se désintéresse peu à peu de l’apprentissage ainsi que de la lecture et de l’écriture. Il connait également des problèmes d’organisation, de rangement et de compréhension. Cela implique de mauvais résultats scolaires et un décrochage de l’enfant qui s’exile dans la rêverie. Causes de la dyslexieLes origines de la dyslexie sont encore mal connues et font l’objet de plusieurs hypothèses scientifiques. Des antécédents familiaux sont fréquemment constatés, ce qui impliquerait une influence génétique qui reste encore à prouver. Des troubles phonologiques ou visuels sont également souvent mis en avant. Diagnostic : quel test pour la dyslexie ?Le diagnostic de la dyslexie se fait le plus souvent lors de l’apprentissage de la lecture. Plus il est effectué tôt, plus le traitement sera efficace. La dyslexie peut être repérée par un enseignant, la famille ou bien un médecin. Il ne faut cependant pas s’alarmer trop vite, certains enfants étant juste un peu plus lent lors de l’apprentissage. Parmi les différents tests de lecture et de langage, le plus fréquemment utilisé pour détecter la dyslexie est le test du Poucet. Il s’agit d’un court texte permettant d’estimer la gravité du trouble à partir du nombre d’erreurs et du temps de lecture de l’enfant. Traitement de la dyslexieIl n’y a pas de médicaments qui permettent de guérir de la maladie. Le traitement de la dyslexie passe par une rééducation orthophonique. Si elle est débutée de façon précoce, elle peut permettre à l’enfant d’avoir une scolarité normale. En fonction du type de dyslexie, plusieurs dispositifs peuvent être utilisés. À lire aussiDyslexie et autres troubles “dys” de l’enfant : un guide pour aider les parentsParmi les différentes techniques de rééducation, on peut citer la méthode Borel-Maisonny ou la méthode Chassigny. Des séances de psychothérapie sont également recommandées. Dyslexie chez l’adulteSi la dyslexie est très bien prise en charge chez l’enfant, ce n’est pas forcément le cas à l’âge adulte. Pourtant, la dyslexie ne disparaît pas miraculeusement à la sortie des études et les difficultés qu’elle entraîne s’avèrent souvent handicapantes dans le monde du travail : difficultés à lire à haute voix, à prendre des notes, à comprendre certaines blagues ou à écrite sans fautes d’orthographe. Cela s’accompagne généralement d’une honte et d’une perte de la confiance en soi. Il faut savoir cependant qu’il n’est jamais trop tard pour soigner la dyslexie. Des ateliers sont ainsi mis en place afin de dédramatiser le trouble et limiter ses conséquences. Le 2 septembre 2016 à 12:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Lawrence Ho says Melcos China ties will drive Japanese IR growth

first_img Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul “I am not saying we’re not going to attract visitors from other parts of the world but we do have a huge China database and I think what will really drive Japan’s tourism growth is going to be its closest neighbor.”Ho added that “what differentiates Melco from our competitors is that we want to continue to experiment. We’re very lucky to have gaming revenues to subsidize some of these [entertainment] investments.”The Melco boss also provided clarification on last week’s decision to cease VIP gaming at Studio City from January 2020, pointing to the need for a more efficient distribution of the company’s gaming table allocation. The focus by flagship Macau IR City of Dreams on the Premium Mass segment, with Studio City catering for the mass market, laid the groundwork for the decision, Ho said, although he didn’t discard a change in strategy if more gaming tables were granted in the future.In the meantime, Melco has quickly put a recent allocation of 40 more gaming tables by the government to good use, having previously “relocated 40 gaming tables from within City of Dreams general mass area into Morpheus,” upon the latter’s opening in 2018.“These 40 new tables are being put back into the general gaming area for City of Dreams and are in operation as we speak,” Ho said.He also confirmed that the development of Phase 2 of Studio City, a non-gaming project devised to extend the property’s entertainment options, has been temporarily put on hold pending the approval of some administrative formalities. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts Melco Resorts’ deep roots with Chinese customers would give it a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting visitors to Japan should it win a Japanese IR license, according to the company’s Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho.“I think our track record on entertainment, our focus on premium guests and the fact that we have a huge China database” make Melco a leading contender to operate a Japan IR, Ho explained during a media event ahead of Wednesday’s premiere of new Studio City resident stunt show Elekron. Load More Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR movelast_img read more

Kalank 1stday box office collection AliaVarun film beats Kesari to be biggest

first_img2Kesari Mar 2221.06 Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in Kalank.YouTubeKalank starring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan has registered a good response on its opening day. Initial trends show that its collection will surpass Rs 20 crore net mark at the Indian box office on the first day.Kalank is one of the most-awaited and highly-talked about Hindi movies of 2019. Its ensemble cast of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt has created a lot of curiosity about the movie. The palatial sets and elaborate costumes featured in its promos showed that the film is going to be an extravagant visual feast and doubled the viewers’ expectations.The distributors booked 4000 screens in India and 1300 in the overseas market in a bid to cash in on the hysteria surrounding Kalank and it is the widest release for Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. The movie hit the screens on Wednesday, which happens to be a holiday on the account Mahaveer Jayanti. The hype helped the film record good advance booking and made sure a good opening for it.After seeing these aspects, trade analysts opined that Kanank would start with a bang and become the biggest Bollywood opener for the year. As predicted, the movie has taken off to a good start and registered an average of 40 per cent occupancy in the cinema halls across the domestic market in the morning shows on the first day. The film also ran to packed houses in some centres. Kalank poster with all the lead stars.PR HandoutsThe Abhishek Varman-directed film has impressed most of the viewers and received positive talks from them. When compared to morning and matinee shows, Kalank had a huge amount of advance booking for its evening shows on the first day. A strong word of mouth boosted its collection even further in these shows.Kalank has collected Rs 21.60 crore net at the Indian box office on the first day. It has become the become the biggest opener for Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. The movie has also shattered the records of Kesari and Gully Boy and become the biggest Bollywood opener of the year.Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Kalank starts with a bang… Emerges biggest opener of 2019 *so far*… Plexes terrific… Impressive cast and hype + massive screen count [4000] + #MahavirJayanti holiday have contributed to a big total… Wed ₹ 21.60 cr. India biz.”Here is the list of top biggest opening Hindi films of this year. These collections are in rupees, net and crore. The numbers are based on various sources and they may vary from the actual figures.RankRankMovieMovieReleaseReleaseCollectionCollectionRank1MovieKalankReleaseApr 17Collection21.60Rank2MovieKesari ReleaseMar 22Collection21.06Rank3MovieGully BoyReleaseFeb 14Collection19.40Rank4MovieTotal Dhamaal ReleaseFeb 22Collection16.50Rank5MovieManikarnika: The Queen Of JhansiReleaseJan 25Collection08.75 1KalankApr 1721.60 i 3Gully BoyFeb 1419.40center_img RankMovieReleaseCollection 4Total Dhamaal Feb 2216.50 5Manikarnika: The Queen Of JhansiJan 2508.75last_img read more

Ajay Devgn on MeToo accused celebs We cant be unfair to those

first_imgPictured: Ajay DevgnVarinder ChawlaAjay Devgn, who was some time ago was in controversy for working with rape-accused Alok Nath in De De Pyaar De, spoke about the #MeToo movement and his reason behind working with Alok.The senior actor opined that one should not work with the guilty ones, but if someone is not proven guilty, it is unfair to shun them out.”There’s a difference between ‘accused’ and ‘proven guilty. One must definitely not work with those proven guilty. But those who haven’t been, we can’t be unfair to them. What about their families? I know an accused, whose daughter was so traumatised, she stopped eating and going to school,” Ajay told Filmfare.Ajay was vehemently slammed earlier for having Alok, who is accused of raping a woman decades ago, in his movie. However, the actor had then clarified that Alok had shot for the film much before the accusations were made.”Coming to the question of having worked with Mr Alok Nath in my film De De Pyar De, here I must put certain things in perspective. This film was supposed to be an October 2018 release. The shoot of the film got over by last September. The portions with Mr Alok Nath were canned by August in Manali The said portions were shot over 40 days across various sets and an outdoor location with a combination of over 10 actors. By the time the allegations came out (in October 2018) the actors in the film including me had already started work on other films,” he had said.Meanwhile, after the success of De De Pyaar De, Ajay has a couple of promising upcoming movies including Tanaji: The Unsung Warrior and Bhuj: The Pride of India.last_img read more

IEEE 80211ad approval steps up marketplace WiGig

first_img(—IEEE has adopted a new standard, 802.11ad, which marks the advent of 7Gbps wireless. The newly approved standard will be commercially known as WiGig, and the technology behind WiGig is seen as a step forward for wireless mobile use; data transfer rates will be over ten times the maximum speed previously enabled within the IEEE 802.11 standard. This involves fast speeds over short distances; the standard will deliver 7Gbps speeds over 60GHz frequencies. The IEEE announced that its standards board approved the 802.11ad for providing data rates up to 7 Gbps in an announcement this month. “This amendment is a perfect complement to the existing IEEE 802.11 standard,” said the announcement, “acting as the foundation for tri-band networking, wireless docking, wired equivalent data transfer rates and uncompressed streaming video.”That last point is noteworthy in understanding the impact of the new standard, as 802.11ad is not designed to serve as a replacement for consumers’ wireless networks; the new standard is designed to complement existing Wi-Fi by providing a fast, direct link between devices. The results would be seen in device docks and wireless peripheral interconnects.he IEEE 802.11ad “fast session transfer” feature enables wireless devices to seamlessly transition between the 60 GHz frequency band and 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The ability to move between the bands in this fashion carries the advantage of computing devices being “best connected.” They can operate with optimal performance and range.The new standard is expected to appear in consumer electronics next year. Wilocity, a developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, which is on the WiGig Alliance board, has been talking about a first wave of products for consumers, including a Dell Ultrabook, and tri-band reference product. Wilocity and Dell announced a WiGig-enabled product, and the company has technology partnerships with Marvell and Qualcomm Atheros. QualComm and Wilocity launched their tri-band reference design that combines 802.11ac and 802.11ad wireless capabilities on a single module at CES 2013. Such modules will grant devices simultaneous access to 2.4-5GHz and 60GHz bands. Wilocity and Qualcomm Atheros’ Tri-band system allows Ultrabook users to connect to peripherals such as docks, displays and storage at multi-gigabit speeds, while maintaining standard Wi-Fi coverage throughout the enterprise. As for the Wilocity and Marvell partnership, Marvell chose Wilocity in order to accelerate Marvell’s deployment of WiGig-compliant wireless platforms for computing, networking infrastructure and consumer electronics.”IEEE 802.11 is undergoing a continuous process of refinement and innovation to address the evolving needs of the marketplace, and there is no better proof of that fact than IEEE 802.11ad,” said Bruce Kraemer, chair of the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group. “By migrating up to the next ISM band (60 GHz), we break ground on new spectrum for IEEE 802.11, enable an order of magnitude improvement in performance and enable usages that have never before been possible with existing IEEE 802.11—namely wireless docking and streaming video.” Explore further © 2013 Marvell, Wilocity working on 60GHz 802.11ad wireless chipsets Citation: IEEE 802.11ad approval steps up marketplace WiGig (2013, January 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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.last_img read more

12member panel to draw up TMCs poll strategy

first_imgKolkata: A 12-member committee has been formed under the directions of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee comprising several ministers inorder to determine strategies for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the party’s secretary general Partha Chatterjee said on Sunday.The committee would look at the applications by aspiring candidates and forward a short list to Banerjee, he told reporters here. The members are Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Bakshi, Abhishek Banerjee, Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Aroop Biswas, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Shashi Panja, Malay Ghatak, Jyotipriyo Mallick, Suvendu Adhikari and Derek O’ Brien. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe committee will prepare the blueprint for the election campaign and get it ratified by Banerjee. He said in the last meeting of the party, she had sought the bio-data of those who were willing to fight the elections. Chatterjee said the vandalism of the BJP that is causing serious disturbance to the peaceful atmosphere in Bengal will be the main highlight during the poll campaign. “In the name of “Sankalpa yatra” they have taken the “sankalpa” (pledge) to destabilise Bengal. They are spreading hate politics and trying to incite one community against the other,” he said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataChatterjee also added: “In the name of “Sankalpa yatra”, the BJP supporters tried to create trouble in Kolkata and incite one community against the other.” He maintained that the BJP had no political agenda in Bengal except stalling the development projects taken up by Banerjee. “Despite the huge loan burden, the Mamata Banerjee government has carried out all-round development in Bengal. The BJP has become jealous and is trying to stall it. But their venture will not be effective as the people have seen the development that has taken place.” The minister further said that the Trinamool Congress works with the people throughout the year and this is the USP of the party. “The BJP leaders who are coming to Bengal and flying back to Delhi after attending rallies do not have any ground in Bengal and that is why they have to find out space where their helicopters can land,” he said, adding: “The people in Bengal know that they get Trinamool leaders by their side throughout the year and this is the main strength of the party.” He also added that the leaders would go to the people and request them to maintain cool and not to get swayed by rumours or any attempt to divide them. “BJP has failed to understand the political heritage of Bengal. We believe in communal harmony and peace and any attempt to disturb it will be foiled by the people.” Sunday’s ‘Sankalp yatra’ bike rally is a part of the BJP’s countrywide pre-poll exercise to establish connect with the masses. BJP workers clashed with the police in several places of the state while taking part in the rally. “These attempts will be dealt with strongly by the administration,” Chatterjee said.last_img read more

Remote Mobile Payment Market to hit 4490 CAGR Growth by 2026

first_imgGlobal Remote Mobile Payment Market valued approximately USD 1707.22 billion in 2018 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 44.90% over the forecast period 2019-2026. The Remote Mobile Payment Market is continuously growing in the global scenario at significant pace. The Remote mobile payment occurs when the retailer is far off, and a customer wishes to purchase goods via SMS text message or mobile website with their mobile phones. Remote mobile payment offers a secure and safe payment method. The data security is precisely maintained and with advancement in technology the remote mobile payment option is also being developed further. The remote mobile payment technology is being used in various sectors such as retail, IT, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare and many more. Rising penetration of smartphones in both the developed and developing countries, emergence of near field communication and rising adoption of big data and Internet of Things are the substantial driving factors of the market during the forecast period.Request for a sample copy of this report @, rising government initiatives and technological innovations that has enabled real time authentication of personnel’s is the factors that likely to create numerous opportunity in the near future. However, data security concerns and complications associated with processing mobile payments such as threat of financial details of the card owner are the factors that hampering the growth of the market during the forecast period.The regional analysis of Global Remote Mobile Payment Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share due to rising adoption of smartphones among people and early adoption of latest technology in the region. Europe is also estimated to grow at significant growth rate in the global Remote Mobile Payment market due to rising government initiatives to promote digital currency over the upcoming years. Further, Asia-Pacific is also anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate / CAGR over the forecast period 2019-2026 due to large consumer base of smartphone in the region.The major market player included in this report are: Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc., Dh Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Xiaomi, Visa Inc.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:Request for a Discount Sample @ Type:Peer-to-PeerM-commerceBy Application:RetailHospitality and TourismIT & TelecommunicationBFSIMedia and EntertainmentOthersBy Regions:North America- U.S., CanadaEurope- UK, Germany.Asia Pacific: China, India, JapanLatin America: Brazil, Mexico, Rest of the WorldFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2016, 2017Base year – 2018Forecast period – 2019 to 2026Target Audience of the Global Waterjet Cutting Machine Consumables Market in Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsAccess Full Summery @ of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Remote Mobile Payment Market Definition and ScopeChapter 3 Remote Mobile Payment Market DynamicsChapter 4 Remote Mobile Payment Market Industry AnalysisChapter 5 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by ApplicationChapter 6 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by Deployment ModeChapter 7 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by Regional AnalysisChapter 8 Competitive IntelligenceChapter 9.    Research Process9.1.    Research Process9.1.1.    Data Mining9.1.2.    Analysis9.1.3.    Market Estimation9.1.4.    Validation9.1.5.    Publishing9.1.6.    Research AssumptionAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesCall answer Direct:+1-971-202-1575Call answer Toll Free:+1-800-910-6452Email help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more