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first_imgAttached is Ausport Online, the Australian Sports Commission’s monthly newsletter that keeps you up to date with all of the latest news and events in Australian sport.Touch Football Australia’s Technical Coordinator Tara Steel is even quoted about her involvement in the ASC Coaching and Officiating Workshop.Related Filesausport_online-pdflast_img

Map: Where The Most Notre Dame Football Fans Are Located

first_imgA fan sitting in the stands dressed as Notre Dame's mascot.2 Nov 1996: The University of Notre Dame Leprachaun mascot leads the crowd during the Fighting Irish 54-27 win over Navy in Dublin, Ireland. Mandatory Credit: Billy Stickland/ALLSPORTEarlier today we showed you the 2016 College Football Fan Map created by users on Reddit’s college football page. The map shows the most-popular college football team in every county in the United States. You can view it here.Along with the overall map, team-specific maps have been created. Here’s where the most Notre Dame football fans are located throughout the country.Notre Dame clearly has a huge fan base that spreads throughout the United States. It’s hard to find another fan base that covers as much ground.last_img


first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Bestselling author and clinical psychologist Mary Pipher and her daughter, Sara Pipher Gilliam, who is currently editor-in-chief of Exchange magazine. (Submitted by Sara Gilliam) Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Reviving Ophelia touched a nerve when it came out in 1994, spending three years on the New York Times bestseller list. Drawing on her experience as a therapist, Pipher told stories of young American women coming of age in what she called a “girl-poisoning” culture.”But a lot has changed since the 90s — so for the 25th anniversary, Pipher and her daughter decided to take another look at “middle-class, middle-America girls.”Hearing from girls themselves was crucial for Pipher and Gilliam, just as it had been in the original version. They started by sending copies of the original book to teen girls around the U.S., Gilliam said, asking them to make notes and tell them what was missing. Sara Gilliam was 16 years old when her mom published a bestselling book about the lives and struggles of adolescent girls.Twenty-five years later — and now living in Hamilton — Gilliam has worked with her mother, psychologist and author Mary Pipher, to publish an updated version of the iconic Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls.“It ended up being a much bigger project than we anticipated,” said Gilliam, speaking over the phone from her home in Hamilton. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Iraq UN envoy condemns deadly attack on pilgrims in Karbala

20 January 2011The United Nations envoy to Iraq today strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack against Shi’ite pilgrims near the holy city of Karbala that killed dozens of people and wounded many others. Ad Melkert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, extended his sincere condolences to the bereaved families and sent his wishes for a full and speedy recovery for the wounded. Media reports said at least 50 people died in the bombings and over 100 were injured.Mr. Melkert is “deeply concerned about the continuation of targeted attacks against specific groups in Iraq, the security forces, and government and political figures,” said a statement issued by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), which he heads.He is also “appalled by the hideous attacks against worshippers of various faiths in Iraq” and underlines that respect for Iraq’s diversity will strengthen the country’s efforts to establish a “democratic, pluralist and inclusive society,” the statement added. read more

Tamil refugees in India urged to return home

Asked whether the refugees were ready for return, Chandrahasan said though they had some reservations, assistance from the governments of Tamil Nadu and India to start their life in Sri Lanka would convince them to return to their homeland. Given the prevailing political situation in Sri Lanka, the time has come for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu to return home, said S. C. Chandrahasan, founder of the Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR).“It is a golden opportunity for the refugees to return home especially when there is an effort to form a national government in Sri Lanka. The time has come to reap the benefits of our blood-stained struggle,” he told The Hindu. “The Tamil Nadu government is already rendering a lot of help. They can continue to provide support at least for one year till our people find their feet in Sri Lanka,” Mr. Chandrahasan said. OfERR had already held 17 rounds of talks with the refugees before presenting their case to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and officials of the ministry about the return of the refugees. The Sri Lankan government also was very keen on their return as 3,800 graduates among the refugees would be of great resource for the country.Chandrahasan said already over 10,000 people had returned to Sri Lankan on their own. However, politically too, their return was very important to the Tamil community. “We have lost two MPs in the Northern Provinces because of lack of Tamil population. Our return also will make up for the loss,” he said. Tamil Nadu is home to more than one hundred thousand Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka, with over 60,000 of them residing in a hundred camps spread across the State. Noting that the present dispensation in the island nation had the support of former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga, he said the Special Presidential Commission that she heads on finding a solution to the problems of the Tamil community was a ray of hope. Chandrahasan said though he had plans to enter politics he was delaying it for the sake of the refugees. read more

Yemen UN warns of impact to relief efforts amid ongoing fighting across

In a press release issued earlier today, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that violence had disrupted services at two major health facilities in the conflict-ridden Gulf state. According to OCHA, militants entered the Al Jumhouria Hospital in the south-western city of Aden on 27 April and opened fire causing patients and doctors to flee. Meanwhile, following an attack last weekend, the main hospital in Haradh, which serves more than 150,000 people, remained deserted. The UN has reminded all parties to the conflict that they remain “legally obliged” under international humanitarian law to respect and protect civilians and to spare them from the effects of the fighting and called for “all attacks on hospitals must stop.”Against that backdrop, water processing plants that supply drinking water to the capital, Sana’a, have closed and public transport and operations at financial institutions have been reduced because of the lack of fuel, OCHA’s press release continued. It added that humanitarian partners are estimating that more than 300,000 people have now been displaced by the escalating conflict, particularly in Hajjah, Al Dhale’e and Abyan Governorates while food distributions in Hudaydah Governorate will stop today due to a lack of fuel. At the same time, OCHA cautioned that relief efforts in other locations will also run out of fuel in the next few days, impacting tens of thousands of people.The situation in Yemen has been deteriorating since the country formed a new Government in November 2014 aimed at ending a period of political turbulence and bringing about a full transition towards democracy. Nonetheless, the country has continued to be plagued by violence and mass political demonstrations despite UN efforts to bring about a peaceful political resolution. read more

Charles Barkley Doesnt Love Analytics But Analytics Sure Love Him

During TNT’s studio show following the Houston Rockets’ victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, Charles Barkley ripped Rockets GM Daryl Morey — and the NBA’s burgeoning advanced stats movement by extension — saying: “I’ve always believed analytics was crap. … I never mention the Rockets as legitimate contenders ’cause they’re not. And, listen, I wouldn’t know Daryl Morey if he walked into this room right now.”“The NBA is about talent,” Barkley added. “All these guys who run these organizations who talk about analytics, they have one thing in common — they’re a bunch of guys who have never played the game, and they never got the girls in high school, and they just want to get in the game.”The debate over using advanced metrics in sports is nothing new, and Barkley’s comments aren’t out of place with what baseball traditionalists were saying after “Moneyball” was published more than a decade ago. But what I found humorous in Barkley’s remarks is that there are no greater champions of Barkley’s legacy as a player than proponents of advanced metrics.As Will Leitch pointed out, Barkley’s sentiments echo those of baseball’s Joe Morgan, the player-turned-broadcaster who famously hated sabermetrics despite posting numbers that statheads could only drool over.Yes, Barkley is well-regarded by the establishment — he is a Hall of Famer, after all. But his career has been dogged by the criticism that weighs more on stars in the NBA than any other sport: He never won a championship. Fellow power forward Tim Duncan, on the other hand, has won five — and counting. Barkley also lacked the sheer stat totals of Karl Malone, another contemporary at the position, who came within 1,459 points of setting the NBA’s all-time scoring record. These time-honored considerations are what keep Barkley a distant third behind Duncan and Malone on most mainstream “Greatest Power Forward Ever” lists.Statheads, on the other hand, often decry the outsize role that championships have taken in assessing NBA players’ legacies and have little use for raw numerical accumulation. Instead, they marvel at numbers such as Barkley’s outrageous per-possession offensive efficiency rating, which is the highest ever among players who used as many possessions as he did.Malone may have outscored Barkley by 13,171 points (and Barkley even trails Malone in points per game), but according to more advanced metrics, there’s little doubt that Barkley was the better player. Over a common range of ages (22-36), Barkley was worth about 2.1 more points per 100 possessions to his team’s efficiency differential than Malone (in the estimation of Box Plus/Minus) and produced about 10 more wins of Value Over Replacement Player (VORP). For BPM nonbelievers, Barkley also leads in Player Efficiency Rating (PER) and Win Shares per 48 minutes.And as much respect as we have for Duncan, it’s not clear that he performed better in his prime than Barkley did, either. Over the same range of ages, Barkley leads Duncan in BPM — by a whopping 1.8 points per 100 possessions — VORP and WS/48. (Granted, Duncan’s PER does edge out Barkley, 24.7 to 24.6.)Now, Malone and Duncan each logged more minutes than Barkley — in Malone’s case, about 323 full, 48-minute games’ worth — and there’s value to be added in simply showing up and playing at a high level day in and day out. But when you look at the career leaderboard for VORP, which blends per-possession effectiveness with durability, Barkley outpaces Duncan and is within 9.0 units of Malone’s total despite the latter’s huge playing-time advantage.In other words, the advanced stats tend to hold Barkley in much higher esteem than the conventional wisdom does. Barkley may not care for analytics, but his legacy as a player would benefit from greater acceptance of the analytical point of view. read more

Treadwell Miami faces tremendous challenge against Ohio State

As the first opponent of Ohio State football in Urban Meyer’s tenure as head coach, the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks football team could soon be the answer to a trivia question. Miami coaches, however, say they have been preparing for the trip to Ohio Stadium like any other game. “The first thing you do is you take care of yourself,” said offensive coordinator John Klacik. “You take care of your base, your fundamental things that you’re going to do no matter who you’re playing. We don’t know what they’re going to come out and do, so we’ve got to be ready for everything. I think if you have a base package that can handle everything they can throw at you, then you’ll be much better off.” The RedHawks are looking to improve upon a regular season record of 4-8 from last season, which was coach Don Treadwell’s first season at Miami after four years as Michigan State’s offensive coordinator. Treadwell said the focus of Saturday’s game is on what he can control within his own team rather than on its opponent. “Obviously we just have a tremendous challenge in front of us on this first game,” Treadwell said. “We just lock in to us playing and performing at a level that we believe is our best. We’ve just got to keep playing every play and then continue to do that from play one to whenever the last play is.” Still, Treadwell said his team is “aware of the tremendous team that Ohio State is.” “We see (OSU) in our mind as a top-five program,” Treadwell said. “We do have familiarity of knowing and appreciating and respecting the great Ohio State.” The RedHawks ranked 14th nationally with 299.1 passing yards per game last season. That offense was led by two returning players ­- senior quarterback Zac Dysert, who had 3,513 passing yards in 2011, and junior wide receiver Nick Harwell, who ranked fifth nationally with 1,425 receiving yards. Klacik said the play of the offensive line will have a major effect on Dysert’s ability to pass against the OSU defense. “The first thing you’ve got to do when we get any quarterback like Zac (Dysert) is you’ve got to protect him,” Klacik said. “If we give him some time, I think he can make some plays for us. If we have trouble protecting then it doesn’t matter who we’ve got playing quarterback for us, it’s going to be a tough day.” Another concern for the Miami offense is its ability to run the football. With only 886 rushing yards for the entire season last year, the RedHawks were the only team in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision, which was 120 teams, to have less than 1,000 total rushing yards for the season. Klacik said he expects the rushing offense to be better this year as a result of a more experienced offensive line. “If you looked at our first game last year, when we had our (offensive) line going into the season, we were actually pretty good against Missouri, and then we got some injuries,” Klacik said. “We’re hoping that we’ve got a solid front of guys that are ready to play, they’re more veteran, they’ve played in some games.” Klacik added that he thinks OSU is “solid from top to bottom” on defense. “I think the whole defensive front stands out,” Klacik said. “I like (OSU’s) front four guys, and then their linebackers are so quick, very impressive. They’re a total team because they’ve got some secondary guys that can run and cover, and aren’t afraid to come up and hit you either.” Harwell said he and his teammates are not setting specific goals for the season opener. “It’s a privilege to play against Ohio State,” Harwell said. “We’ll just go out and play hard. We really don’t have any expectations, we’re just going to go out and play as hard as we can, and if we take care of business then the score will take care of itself.” Opening kickoff at Ohio Stadium is scheduled for noon on Saturday. read more

Outotec battery chemicals production technology on its way to Terrafame

first_imgOutotec and Finnish multi-metal company Terrafame have agreed on the delivery of pressure leaching and solvent extraction technologies for a battery chemicals plant to be built in Sotkamo.The two firms had already agreed on a supply deal, but had yet to confirm the specifications.The total order value booked in the December quarter order intake is approximately €34 million ($39 million).Outotec has partnered with Terrafame on this project since the prefeasibility study phase, helping the firm design the 170,000 t/y of nickel sulphate and 7,400 t/y of cobalt sulphate plant, which will be built nearby to the company’s existing mine.“Outotec’s scope of delivery comprises the technology and engineering of the leaching and solvent extraction plants, supply of proprietary equipment as well as advisory services for installation, training, commissioning and start-up,” the company said.The battery chemicals plant is expected to be ready for commissioning in 2020. As a by-product, the plant will produce approximately 115,000 t/y of ammonium sulphate used as a fertiliser and in process industry.Kalle Härkki, Head of Outotec’s Metals, Energy & Water business unit, said: “We are pleased to be Terrafame’s trusted technology partner in this project. The demand for battery chemicals is expected to grow significantly in the future and we have the required expertise and proprietary equipment for their processing.”Terrafame confirmed in October that it would go ahead with building the plant after securing the €240 million ($273 million) it needed for construction.last_img read more

GoogleFaces An algorithm that scans Maps for the Earths facelike structures

first_imgWhat do you get when you combine a facial recognition algorithm and an incredibly accurate map of the entire planet? GoogleFaces is exactly what you think it is, a software program that scans through Google Maps and uses facial recognition to pick out geographic structures that resemble human faces.If you are having some trouble imagining how that would work, the image above or the video below should be a sufficient example of how the program operates.The bigger question, of course, is “why?” GoogleFaces was created by Onformative, a two-person, Berlin-based design studio that has done some extremely cool work in the past. The team noted that GoogleFaces is essentially a study of pareidolia, the phenomenon by which humans to see something completely random or vague as being significant (think: grilled cheese that looks like the Virgin Mary). One of the most common occurrences of this in daily life is thinking that we see faces in random shapes and objects — like clouds, food, flowers, and geographic structures. And science tells us that, from our infancy, our brains are hardwired to recognize faces, so the fact that we can pick them out of all sorts of random structures and materials should come as no surprise.In their explanation of the software, Onformtative noted that their program autonomously searches Google Maps’ satellite imagery while running its facial recognition algorithm. In an organized manner, it scans through the world looking for facial patterns and records the coordinates after finding something that matches its parameters. To communicate between their software and the browser running Maps the team used ofxBerkelium (the openFrameworks version Berkelium) which does off-screen browser rendering using Chromium. For facial recognition the team used ofxFaceTracker.From the results posted on their site, the software seems hit and miss — some examples of what the algorithm believes to be faces are quite amusing (such as the one at the top) while others aren’t even close to anything a human would recognize as a facial structure. That doesn’t matter though because, at some point, this really becomes a numbers game. The software can run through the Earth, zoom in or out, and then run again and it will keep on recognizing more and more faces. Eventually some human intervention or a smarter algorithm can be used and the team will be left with what should be a pretty incredible gallery of GoogleFaces. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Google Faces 005Google Faces 005Google Faces 004Google Face 003Google Maps faces – softwareGoogle maps face – 001last_img read more

Savers benefit as banks battle for deposits

first_imgThe battle for deposits will dominate Australia’s banking agenda for years, says National Australia Bank finance director Mark Joiner. Savers would benefit as banks chased more reliable funds, Mr Joiner said. The banks are bolstering deposit books to meet new rules, being rolled out globally, that are intended to fortify their balance sheets. “I think the competition for deposits is here for five years as everyone gets positioned for the net stable funding ratio changes,” Mr Joiner said. Source: Herald Sun Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Kane believes Dortmund tie will be tough

first_imgTottenham striker Harry Kane is expecting a difficult encounter against Borussia Dortmund in their last-16 Champions League tie.Dortmund are currently enjoying a nine-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga as they bid to end Bayern’s monopoly.However, Spurs star man Kane admits it would be a different ball game when they confront each other in the knockout phase.Pochettino’s men were victorious home and away in the group stages of the tournament last season but Dortmund have shown an immense improvement in the new campaign.Bring it on. #UCLDraw— Harry Kane (@HKane) December 17, 2018Kane told Sky: “All the teams are tough and they all have their pros and cons. We have played Dortmund a few times over the last few years so it will be an interesting game.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“They have been doing great this season and in the league, so it will be a tough one.“They have a great atmosphere at their ground as well so we look forward to it – it’s the Champions League.“We know it is going to be tough, we have to be ready for it.”While Kane was cautious, his Spurs teammate Kieran Trippier sounded more confident about facing Lucien Favre’s side next year.“We back ourselves against anybody,” Trippier said. “Obviously the boys went to Barcelona and got that great result [a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou].“We will back ourselves against anyone but Dortmund are our opponents so hopefully we will get to the next round.”The first leg sees Tottenham at home on February 13 before they travel to the Westfalenstadion on March 5.last_img read more

Gov Walker Signs Legislation to Support Rural Communities

first_imgNondalton is within the Lake and Peninsula Borough, whose ordinances include modest taxes for guiding businesses utilizing local fish and game resources. All Lake and Peninsula Borough communities benefit from these revenues. HB 267 will allow local governments to confirm that hunting and fishing activities subject to taxes within their jurisdictions are being accurately reported. House Bill 267 passed the Alaska House of Representatives by a vote of 27-12. The Alaska State Senate passed the bill by a vote of 17-3. “Big cuts to state government in recent years mean local governments shoulder more costs and responsibilities,” said HB 267 sponsor Representative Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham). “Now more than ever, Alaska’s cities and boroughs should be given every resource to ensure they are receiving the revenues due to them according to their municipal policies.”center_img Information released to municipalities under HB 267 will remain strictly confidential, with serious criminal consequences for any unauthorized disclosure. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker signed House Bill 267, which gives municipalities that levy taxes on guided hunting and sport fishing access to records that businesses submit to state agencies, Tuesday, in the community of Nondalton, near Lake Clark.last_img read more

Centre to leverage green tech in development Minister Narendra

first_imgHyderabad: As part of its resolve to mitigate and adapt to climate change the Central government has decided to leverage green technologies in every sector of development, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said Wednesday. The speech of Union Minister of Rural Development, Agriculture and Panchayati Raj was read out at a symposium on “Climate Change Mitigation in CIRDAP Member Countries” and the 34th CIRDAP Technical Committee Meeting held at National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) here. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us “For example, we have completed about 31,000 km of road utilising new technologies including the technology of using recycled plastic. We have used about 5,120 tons of recycled plastic in laying the roads, thus, saving carbon emissions to the extent of 7,680 tons,” the Minister said in the address read out by NIRDPR Director General W R Reddy. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us The Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) is a regional, intergovernmental and autonomous organisation with 15 member countries. “We, the members of CIRDAP countries, with a combined population of 2,549 million, account for 34 per cent of global population. We, with our activities, will be impacting a combined rural population of 1,539 million in CIRDAP member countries. Advertise With Us India has made an all-out effort to support activities of CIRDAP through technical and financial support, he said. “We, in India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are striving to create peaceful, friendly, and mutually supporting atmosphere, not only in neighbouring countries but also across the globe,” Tomar said. The Minister said, India will be willing to extend full support for the activities of CIRDAP and the overall development of the rural population of the member countries. He also announced opening of CIRDAP regional centre at NIRDPR. Addressing the symposium, CIRDAP Director-General Tevita G Boseiwaqa Taginavulau said, “India is a founding member of CIRDAP, which was established in 1979. Since then, India has been a major pillar in ensuring CIRDAP’s relevance and visibility amongst its member countries and outside its periphery.” The objectives of the symposium on “Climate Change Mitigation in CIRDAP Member Countries” are to share and discuss climate change strategies, mitigation and adoption in CIRDAP member countries. To exchange knowledge on awareness creation of climate change and its consequences among the communities, to build and expand networks on climate change mitigation among CIRDAP member countries are among the other objectiveslast_img read more

Celebrating vibrant democracies Israeli diplomats in Bengaluru vote for 2019 Knesset election

first_imgIn the picture, From L – Prof. Sandeep Shastri, Professor at Jain University and Political Commentator, Dana Kursh, Consul General of Israel to South India, at the Israeli Consulate casting her vote and Ariel Seidman, Deputy Consul General, overseeing the voting process.Press ReleaseIndia and Israel are heading towards elections in April and May. Israeli diplomats voted on Friday, March 29, at the Israeli diplomatic missions around the world. The ballots from the Israeli missions will be sent to Jerusalem, where they will be securely stored and opened to be counted during the general elections in the country on April 9.The Consulate General of Israel to South India seized this opportunity to call out to citizens of both countries to execute their democratic right and go out to vote. The diplomats expressed their feeling that they have a responsibility towards their home country as well as their host country to create awareness to the importance of voting and have the public actively participate in the democracy.A panel discussion was held at the Israeli Consulate in Bengaluru with the participation of Dana Kursh, Consul General of Israel to South India, Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Professor at Jain University and Political scientist, and BPAC CEO Revathy Ashok. The panel discussed the similarities and differences of both the democratic systems; two democratic countries in rough neighbourhoods, facing many of the same threats and challenges, and yet, thriving and flourishing. They also discussed trends of political parties, election processes, and effects of social media on the election campaign in both countries.About Knesset elections 2019: Watch this short video for a quick overview.The single-chamber Knesset sits in Jerusalem. It has 120 members, who are elected to a four-year term. During its term, the Knesset may dissolve itself, leading to a new election. The total of 63,39,279 Israeli voters will vote on April 9 and they have 42 political parties contesting in this election. 11,000 ballot boxes across Israel, with 83 in prisons and 100 in hospitals lets the voters, vote on April 9.There is a rise in the number of young voters and young leaders actively participating in politics to decide the future of Israel. There were 33 women members in the last Knesset, which makes up to 28.33 per cent of the total representation.Dana Kursh, the Consulate General of Israel to South India, said, “it is a privilege belonging to a democratic nation, and having the right, and the duty, to shape our future. I call all citizens of these two great nations to go out and vote.”Sandeep Shastri, the Professor at Jain University and political scientist, said, “We today celebrate the success of two vibrant democracies, India and Israel that vary in terms of the numbers that make up their respective electorates but are similar in terms of citizen aspirations from their democracy and the electoral process. In both countries, the citizens have a deep and abiding faith in the democratic process. Elections provide a moment for citizens to assert their right as active participants in the experiment called democracy.”last_img read more

Viswasam TRP Ajithstarrer witnesses record viewership to beat Baahubali 2 Vijays Sarkar

first_imgAjith and Nayanthara in their upcoming movie Viswasam.PR HandoutAjith Kumar’s Viswasam, which had done fantastic business in Tamil Nadu, has registered a record TV impression for its premiere on Sun TV. The Kollywood film was telecast on the channel on May 1 to coincide with the birthday celebrations of the actor.As per reports, Viswasam has garnered 1,81,43,000 impressions. It is said to be a record number for a South Indian film. It is followed by Vijay Anthony’s Pichaikkaran, which registered 1,76,96,000 impressions in its first TV premiere.Interestingly, big movies like Baahubali 2 and Thalapathy Vijay’s Sarkar have got lesser viewership than Pichaikkaran. While the SS Rajamouli’s multilingual magnum opus garnered 1,70,70,000 impressions, the Thalapathy’s flick earned 1,69,06,000 impressions in its first TV premiere.Viswasam was telecast at 6.30 pm on May 1. The holiday and lack of new Tamil films in theatres played major roles in getting the viewership, say industry insiders.The Siruthai Siva-directorial is an action film in a template that had a good rural and family audience connect. Viswasam was released on 9 January to a good hype to coincide with Pongal celebration.Despite clashing with Rajinikanth’s Petta at the box office, the Ajith-starrer emerged winner to gross over Rs 130 crore in Tamil Nadu alone. Nayanthara played the female lead in the film that revolved around how a father acts as a shield to his wife and daughter when the villain wants to avenge his daughter’s death.last_img read more

Cranberry juice may protect against killer diseases

first_imgDrinking low calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke, says a study.The World Health Organisation estimates the trio of diseases annually claim 15.6 million lives around the globe. Cranberries provide a rich source of protective compounds   called polyphenols that support our body’s natural defences and help us achieve a balanced lifestyle to improve health. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’To find the effectiveness of polyphenol-rich cranberries, researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided eight weeks’ worth of meals to 56 healthy adult volunteers (average 50 years of age).“At the start and end of the experiment, the researchers measured things like blood pressure, blood sugar levels, blood lipids, as well as C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation,” said Christina Khoo, director of Research Sciences at Ocean Spray. One group drank a glass of low-calorie cranberry juice twice daily. The other group drank a placebo beverage with a similar colour and flavour. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIndividuals drinking two glasses of low-calorie cranberry juice a day improved across all these measures. It’s a change that adds up, and could be associated with a 10 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 15 percent lower risk of stroke.“These findings suggest that polyphenols help to protect our bodies, and may be adept at keeping a large number of ailments at bay,” Khoo said.The study appeared in the journal Journal of Nutrition.last_img read more

Couple arrested in West Bengal for killing teenage daughter over her relationship

first_imgMalda (WB): A couple were arrested Saturday for allegedly killing their 16-year-old daughter and dumping her body in the Ganga river as they were against her relationship with a youth, police said.The incident, a suspected case of honour killing, occurred on Friday in Mahendratola village under the jurisdiction of Bhutni police station, they said.Acting on a tip-off, the police went to their residence and arrested Dhiren Mondal and his wife Sumati Mondal, a police officer said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe girl was having an affair with a youth, Achintya Mondal, a resident of adjoining village, the police officer said, adding, the girl’s parents were against the relationship.The couple, after killing the class 9 student, put her body in a gunny bag and threw it in the Ganga, he said.A suo motu case was lodged under various sections of the IPC, Superintendent of Police (Malda district) Alok Rajoria said.Efforts were on to recover the body from the river, the SP said, adding that divers were engaged to find the body.last_img read more

Europe Fitness Equipment Market Estimated to Reach 37 Billion by 2022

first_imgEurope Fitness Equipment Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the European market is expected to garner $3.7 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 3.0% during the period 2016-2022. The U.K. is the largest fitness equipment market in Europe, followed by Germany. Increasing obese population would be the key growth propellant of the fitness equipment market in the European region.Download Brochure to Know More Information About Folding Furniture Industry Insights @ trackers & monitors have gained substantial market in countries such as the U.K. and France. Further, it is gradually gaining acceptance among people in other countries of Europe. Among the end user segments of fitness equipment, home/individual users significantly drive the growth of the market, favored by increasing adoption due to growing fitness consciousness, particularly in Germany and France. The geriatric population in Germany prefer exercising at home, which boosts the cardiovascular fitness equipment market within the home user segment.Key Findings of Europe Fitness Equipment Market:The U.K. would continue to dominate the market, accounting for more than one-fifths of the market size in 2022.The market in France is dominated by home users; on contrary, health club segment leads the market in GermanyThe cardiovascular equipment segment accounted for largest, i.e., more than 54% share of the market in 2015, and is projected to maintain this trend throughout the forecast periodThe adoption of fitness equipment by home users is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period particularly due to growing fitness consciousness among geriatric population.Send Me Enquire On : players in the market include Amer Sports Corporation, Nautilus, Inc., Brunswick Corp., Johnson Health Tech Ltd., Cybex International, Inc., ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., Technogym SpA, Tuntari New Fitness B.V., Exigo, Kettler (GB) Limited, and Torque Fitness LLC. The operating players in the market have majorly adopted product launch and partnership strategies to sustain the stiff competition the market. The market growth can be attributed to innovative product launches and increasing collaborations between fitness equipment vendors and health clubs/gym owners. The need to improve the infrastructural offerings by gym owners considerably supplements the demand for fitness equipment.About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1?855?550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

The Lingering Effect of Hurricane Maria

first_img Share in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News HOUSING Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Trump 2018-09-13 Radhika Ojha September 13, 2018 610 Views center_img The Lingering Effect of Hurricane Maria On Thursday, President Trump denied the recently reported heavy fatalities from Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico. In a tweet, the President said, “3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the island AFTER the storm had hit they had anywhere from six to 18 deaths.”Rejecting the findings of the independent study that was commissioned by Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rossello following public pressure to more accurately determine the number of fatalities following the hurricane, President Trump said that the reported large numbers was done by the Democrats, “in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising billions of dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico.”The study was conducted by George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health. In its findings that were published in August, Carlos Santos-Burgoa, Epidemiologist and the study’s Principal Investigator had said that the results of the study suggested that “tragically, Hurricane Maria led to a large number of excess deaths throughout the island.”The Category 5 hurricane also led to the loss of property and infrastructure. In late July, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved the disaster recovery plan to rebuild Puerto Rico’s housing and infrastructure. Of the $1.5 billion that was approved, $1 billion will go towards restoring the island’s severely damaged housing stock. As part of the plan, Puerto Rico intends to provide up to $120,000 to rebuild destroyed homes for each qualified homeowner and up to $48,000 to repair each eligible damaged property. Additional housing investments include funding for rental assistance ($10,000,000), specifically for properties serving the elderly and other vulnerable households. Puerto Rico has also proposed a $36 million Home Emergency Resilience Program that provides up to $6,000 per household for individual solar appliances to help families.The latest debate over Hurricane Maria comes as Hurricane Florence starts its assault on the Carolinas with high winds. According to a report by NPR, the hurricane’s heavy rains and tropical storm-force winds reached North Carolina’s outer banks on Thursday morning. The two states are likely to bear the brunt of the huge storm surge expected from the storm that grew larger despite weakening a bit over the past 24 hours. The hurricane is likely to damage nearly 795,000 homes with a reconstruction cost value of $170.2 billion.On November 14-16, Five Star will host the PR18 Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico to focus on rebuilding efforts and the current state of the island following Hurricane Maria. Housing industry executives from banks, servicers, and suppliers, as well as key stakeholders in the affected regions, local officials, and representatives from related governmental agencies will be in attendance to collaborate and discuss Puerto Rico’s affairs and brainstorm long-term solutions to the housing crisis on the island.Click below for more information and to register for this event.last_img read more