Australia will be part of the 2018 Youth World Cup

first_imgExciting news! NRL Touch Football Australia has recently reconsidered its position to not attend the 2018 Youth Touch World Cup.NRL Touch Football is committed to international development and, in particular, international youth development. The opportunity for our youth athletes to compete at the highest levels of international competition and experience international touring is also a key element of our Touch Football pathway. It is for these reasons that we will now be attending the 2018 Youth World Cup and entering teams.Australia will enter teams in the 19’s and 17’s Boys, Girls and Mixed divisions.The Youth World Cup will be held In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 8th to 11th August 2018.The primary focus of the Youth Program over the next eight months is to ensure the best young players represent Australia at the 2018 Youth World Cup. The National Youth Squads have not been selected at this stage, though potential players, who have demonstrated impressive talent, skills and attitudes, have been notified that their development will be monitored and assessed by High Performance personnel. Selected players will be notified after the 2018 National Touch League in March.We’re looking forward to the journey to the YWC and an exciting time in Malaysia in August 2018!For information about Junior Development Pathways, click here.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea ace Hazard: Kicking me inspires more magic

first_imgChelsea ace Hazard: Kicking me inspires more magicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard admits he welcomes being kicked in games.Hazard finds it a compliment.He has been one of the five most-fouled players in the league every year since he joined Chelsea. Twice he has been the most fouled (the title-winning campaigns of 2014/15 and 2016/17) and already this term he leads the way, illegally halted on average every 24 minutes.”Sometimes it’s tough. For seven years I have got kicked all the time. But now I take care of my ankles, my knees! We have one of the best medical departments in the world.”I don’t like to say I like it, but when people kick me it gives me a feeling that I am too good, or they just want to stop me and they can’t. That gives me extra power to do something magic.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoAgent: Many teams would like Chelsea fullback Emerson

first_imgAgent: Many teams would like Chelsea fullback Emersonby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri has opened the door to a move to Inter Milan.Emerson moved from Roma to Stamford Bridge for €20m a year ago, but has struggled for playing time.His agent Fernando Garcia was asked about a move to Inter.He told FCInterNews: “I think all the top European clubs would like to have a player like Emerson Palmieri in their squad. There has been some interest, although nothing formal, so there is nothing to report now.“I cannot talk about the clubs who approached us. I don’t think he’ll leave Chelsea now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

12 days agoWolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man City

first_imgWolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man Cityby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves legend Steve Bull has hailed the impact of two-goal Adama Traore for victory at Manchester City last week.He wrote for the Express & Star: “Adama Traore’s finishing was top-class as well.”He has had a lot of criticism during his time at the club, with people saying it’s all 100mph with him – too fast.”He took his goals absolutely brilliantly, though. He slotted them away like a true goalscorer. Some might think they were easy finishes. Trust me, they weren’t.”Traore could have fluffed his lines and smacked the ball into the row Z, but he knew where he wanted to put the ball and placed it past the keeper with confidence both times.”Raul Jimenez set each of them up, of course, and I thought he was excellent as well, constantly making himself available.”It was a delight to see him run at the City backline and take on Nicolas Otamendi in the build-up to Traore’s first. It’s something we expect to see from Diogo Jota, not Jimenez.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Auburn Basketball Now Has The No. 1 Recruiting Class In The SEC For 2016

first_imgAuburn has the best basketball recruiting class for 2016.Auburn Basketball ClassAs of roughly 12 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Auburn’s men’s basketball program has the best recruiting class in the SEC for 2016. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tigers, after receiving the commitment of five-star small forward Mustapha Heron, have rose in 247 Sports’ Team Rankings to the top of the SEC and No. 7 in the country. Auburn has three commitments in the class: Heron, three-star point guard Jared Harper and three-star Anfernee McLemore. Now, there is a long way to go before teams are done recruiting for 2016. Kentucky will surely add multiple elite recruits to its class and probably end up with the top class in the conference. But, for a little while, Bruce Pearl’s program can claim to be at the top of the SEC recruiting mountain, and that’s pretty cool.last_img read more

PEI First Nations hopes to restore depleted salmon stocks

first_imgAPTN National NewsA First Nation on Prince Edward Island hopes to restore depleted salmon stocks.Farming on the island has polluted rivers over the years.Resulting declining salmon and trout stocks.last_img

FSIN gets into the Christmas spirit by giving harvested meat to families

first_imgLarissa BurnoufAPTN NewsIn the spirit of Christmas, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is giving back to people living in urban centres in Saskatchewan.More than 900 kilograms of traditional meat harvested in the province is being donated to several organizations and families.lburnouf@aptn.calast_img

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added Radio Fre

first_imgUkrainian cable operator Volia has added Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America’s news service Nastoyashcheye Vremya (Current Time), to its offering.Nastoyashcheye Vremya was launched, initially as a news programme aimed at Russian speakers, by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America as a joint venture in partnership with public and private broadcasters and Internet portals in Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, and Ukraine. It offered a 30-minute news and magazine show as a counter voice to Russian state media.Volia will air the channel in all cities where it is present as part of its digital packages.last_img read more

Drug therapy can improve outcomes for acutely ill heart patients

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 12 2018A drug therapy used for patients with chronic heart failure also improves markers of poor prognosis in individuals who are hospitalized with acute heart failure, new Yale-led research shows. The findings suggest that the drug can improve outcomes for acutely ill heart patients and potentially become the new standard of care for treating this serious condition, the researchers said.The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago on Nov. 11, 2018.Acute heart failure, a condition in which the heart fails to pump blood efficiently, is the leading cause of hospitalizations for older adults. Affected individuals experience high rates of re-hospitalization and death. The standard of care, which consists of diuretics and medications that enhance blood flow, has remained largely unchanged for decades.To test whether the FDA-approved drug sacubitril-valsartan could improve outcomes for individuals with acute heart failure, the research team conducted a randomized, double-blind clinical trial called PIONEER-HF. More than 800 patients hospitalized with heart failure at 129 U.S. sites were treated with either sacubitril-valsartan or the standard therapy, enalapril, an ACE inhibitor. Over the trial period of eight weeks, the researchers monitored participants’ blood pressure and other safety parameters, such as kidney function, and analyzed blood and urine samples.The research team found that in patients taking sacubitril-valsartan, levels of a key measure of heart failure severity — NT-proBNP — reduced more quickly than with the standard therapy. Evidence of improvement was observed as early as one week into the trial, they said.Related StoriesStudy explores role of iron in over 900 diseasesSmoking triples the risk of death from cardiovascular diseaseCutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adults”It worked to reduce NT-proBNP rapidly and to a greater extent than enalapril,” said corresponding author Eric Velazquez, M.D., the Berliner Professor of Cardiology at Yale School of Medicine and PIONEER-HF principal study investigator. “There were multiple markers including troponin T, a marker of heart cell injury, that suggested substantial improvement.”Velazquez and his co-authors also reported no significant differences between the two therapies in terms of safety, including impact on renal function, blood pressure, and other indicators. “The results of this landmark study should help inform our basic approach to treating hospitalized patients with acute heart failure,” said Velazquez. “Once acute heart failure is diagnosed, patients are stabilized, and a low ejection fraction is confirmed, sacubitril/valsartan should be started promptly to reduce NT-proBNP and reduce the risk of post-discharge heart failure hospitalization.”Combined with results of a previous trial, PARADIGM-HF, which showed the drug’s effectiveness for patients with chronic heart failure, these findings could make sacubitril-valsartan the go-to standard of care for acute and chronic heart failure, said the researchers.”There are consistent results from both trials,” Velazquez said. “It is safe and there’s a rapid outcome. If it becomes the standard, we are likely to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure, and that will have a positive clinical impact and societal impact.”Source: https://news.yale.edu/2018/11/11/heart-failure-therapy-improves-outcomes-patients-acute-illnesslast_img read more

Researchers evaluate digital medicine tool to treat children with autism and cooccurring

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 3 2019Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).The results of the study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, confirmed the acceptability, feasibility, and safety of Project: EVO, which delivers sensory and motor stimuli through an action video game experience, designed by Akili Interactive, a prescription digital medicine company.As many as 50 percent of children with ASD have some ADHD symptoms, with roughly 30 percent receiving a secondary diagnosis of ADHD. However, since ADHD medications are less effective in children with both disorders than in those with only ADHD, researchers are exploring alternative treatments.Children with ASD and ADHD symptoms are also at high risk for impaired “cognitive function,” including the brain’s ability to maintain attention and focus on goals while ignoring distractions. As children reach school age and beyond, these cognitive impairments make it more difficult for them to set and achieve goals, as well as successfully navigate the demands of day-to-day life in the community.”Our study showed that children engaged with the Project: EVO treatment for the recommended amount of time, and that parents and children reported high rates of satisfaction with the treatment,” Benjamin Yerys, Ph.D., a child psychologist at CHOP’s Center for Autism Research (CAR) and first and corresponding author on the study. “Based on the promising study results, we look forward to continuing to evaluate the potential for Project: EVO as a new treatment option for children with ASD and ADHD.”Related StoriesGuidelines to help children develop healthy habits early in lifeNew therapeutic food boosts key growth-promoting gut microbes in malnourished childrenAtypical eating behaviors may indicate autismThe feasibility study was conducted by a team of researchers at CAR in collaboration with Akili. The study included 19 children aged 9-13 diagnosed with ASD and co-occurring ADHD symptoms. Participants in the study were given either the Project: EVO treatment, which is delivered via an action video game experience, or an educational activity involving pattern recognition. The primary outcome measure for efficacy was the TOVA API, an FDA-cleared objective measure of attention. Key secondary outcome measures were caregiver reports of ADHD symptoms and the ability of the child to plan and complete tasks, as well as a cognitive test battery assessing working memory.The study found that children adhered to the treatment protocol by engaging with the treatment for 95 percent or more of the recommended treatment sessions. Both parents and children reported that the treatment had value for improving a child’s ability to pay attention and served as a worthwhile approach for treatment. The study also found that after using Project: EVO, children showed a trend toward improved attention on the TOVA API score, and they showed general ADHD symptom improvement based on parent reports. Though the sample size of the study was small, the study showed that using Project: EVO was feasible and acceptable with potentially therapeutic effects. The research team is planning a larger follow-up study for continued evaluation of Project: EVO’s potential efficacy. Source:https://www.chop.edu/last_img read more

Peripheral nerve injury can trigger the onset and spread of ALS shows

first_img Source:https://today.uic.edu/can-a-nerve-injury-trigger-als Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 20 2019A growing collection of anecdotal stories raises the possibility that nerve injury in an arm or a leg can act as a trigger for the development amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — a progressive neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous New York Yankee who died of it in 1941.The connection between ALS and athletes runs deeper than a single ballplayer; people who engage in intense physical activities, such as professional athletes and people in the military, are more likely to be affected by ALS. In some, the disease seems to start after an injury — muscle weakness at the site of the injury slowly spreads to new areas until weakness in the muscles responsible for breathing causes suffocation.Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to demonstrate that a peripheral nerve injury can trigger the onset and spread of the disease in an animal model of ALS. Their findings, published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, show that rats genetically engineered to develop ALS-like symptoms have an abnormal inflammatory response in the region of the spinal cord associated with an injured peripheral neuron. As the spinal cord inflammation and other damaging processes spread, they cause progressive muscle weakness throughout the body.”We know that in some patients with ALS the weakness starts in a hand or leg, and the disease spreads. Coincidentally, the patient will describe a recent or remote injury to that same hand or leg that matches the location of their disease onset. We wanted to study how environmental contributions, such as a focal nerve injury, affects how the ALS starts and spreads,” said Dr. Jeffery Loeb, the John S. Garvin Endowed Chair in Neurology and Rehabilitation in the UIC College of Medicine and corresponding author of the paper.”Our results show that a single nerve injury, which is small enough that it only causes temporary weakness in normal animals, can start a cascade of inflammation in the spinal cord that initiates and causes the disease to spread in genetically-susceptible animals,” said Loeb. “The ability to precipitate the disease through injury gives us a new animal model we can use to identify treatments for ALS that focus on stopping the spread of the disease after it first starts. The medical community has no therapies that significantly slow or stop the progression of the disease and we are currently putting all of our efforts on developing a drug to do this.”Related StoriesEndogenous retrovirus type W found to be a major contributor to nerve damage in MSScientists find ragweed compounds as potential neuroprotective agentsNon-invasive vagus nerve stimulation improves disease symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritisWhile a growing number of genes have been associated with the development of ALS, only about 10 percent of ALS patients have one or more of these gene mutations and none can explain why the disease presents with localized weakness or how it spreads. Ninety percent of ALS patients develop the disease for unknown reasons.”This raises an important question of the relative contributions of environment versus genes or nature versus nurture,” Loeb said.One of the most highly-studied gene mutations in ALS is in a gene called SOD1. In their study, Loeb and colleagues used rats with mutated forms of the SOD1 gene, which causes the animals to have higher levels of the SOD1 enzyme and to develop ALS-like symptoms, including progressive muscle weakness, starting at 15 weeks of age.The researchers surgically injured a single nerve in the leg of both SOD1 and wild-type rats at 10 weeks of age. While all rats had reduced strength in the injured leg post-surgery, the wild-type rats recovered almost completely within a few weeks. The SOD1 rats never returned to normal and also experienced weakness in their other leg.They also found that surgically-injured rats had elevated and prolonged inflammation, and higher numbers of microglia and astrocyte cells in areas of the spinal cord associated with the injured neuron, and the inflammation and presence of these other cells spread to adjacent neurons.”This spread of inflammation could potentially explain how the disease spreads once it first starts from the site of injury,” Loeb said. “Microglia have many roles, but one role is to prune or eliminate synapses that connect one nerve cell to another. These connections are critical for normal functioning and for survival of neurons during development. Where there was increased inflammation and microglia in the spinal cord, we saw up to a two-fold reduction in the number of synapses.”Loeb explained that once a nerve loses connections with its neighbors, the neighboring cells tend to die off.”This chain reaction of cell death could be what causes the progressive spread of muscle weakness we see in ALS,” Loeb said.last_img read more

New noninvasive ventilation strategy benefits preterm infants with neonatal ARDS

first_img Source:https://www.elsevier.com/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)May 1 2019Preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and prolonged hospitalization, particularly if they progress to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A new study appearing in the journal CHEST®, published by Elsevier, suggests that treatment with nasal high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (NHFOV) is a beneficial management strategy in this population, and is superior to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) in preventing reintubation.”To our knowledge, this is the first study comparing NHFOV with NCPAP as postextubation respiratory support modes in preterm infants with neonatal ARDS,” explained lead investigator Yuan Shi, PhD, MD, FAAP, Department of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders, Chongqing, China. “Usually, one of the most important causes of reintubation is difficulty in clearing the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2). We found that NHFOV was superior to NCPAP in reducing PCO2 levels.”Invasive ventilation remains one of the cornerstones of reducing neonatal mortality in preterm infants with RDS and ARDS. RDS refers to breathing problems usually caused by lung immaturity due to premature birth. ARDS is an emergency medical condition, usually with acute onset, with symptoms similar to those of RDS; it may be caused by “clinical insults” such as inhalation of toxic chemicals, inhalation of vomit or meconium, lung inflammation or injury, pneumonia, or septic shock. No matter what the cause of respiratory dysfunction, invasive ventilation can increase the risk of ventilator-associated lung injury, which may result in bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and subsequent neurologic impairment, especially in infants who require repeated or prolonged intubation. Therefore, early weaning from invasive ventilation is key to reduce these risks and is a primary goal for neonatalogists.Related StoriesHome-based support network helps stroke patients adjust after hospital dischargeStudy analyzes high capacity of A. baumannii to persist on various surfacesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryNCPAP is a widely used therapy to improve ventilation in preterm infants but is not successful in avoiding reintubation in all infants. The new NHFOV technique was anticipated to improve outcomes by combining the advantages of NCPAP with those of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). Like NCPAP, NHFOV is noninvasive, but it also offers improved CO2 removal and increased functional residual capacity. The superimposed oscillations of NHFOV are thought to help avoid gas trapping and upregulate mean airway pressure (MAP).This was a single center, randomized, controlled trial that enrolled 206 preterm infants born at less than 37 weeks’ gestational age who were ready for extubation. The babies were randomized into two groups of 103 to receive either NHFOV or NCPAP treatment. Of these infants, 61.7 percent were diagnosed with RDS, 25.7 percent with ARDS, and 12.6 percent with both RDS and ARDS. Data were analyzed for the overall group, as well as for those who were preterm (born at 32-36 weeks’ gestation) or very preterm (less than 32 weeks’ gestation).The rate of reintubation in the group receiving NCPAP was more than twice as high compared to infants who received NHFOV (34.0 percent vs 15.5 percent), especially in the very preterm group or those with ARDS or combined ARDS/RDS, but not in those with only RDS. After six hours of extubation, the PCO2 levels in infants treated with NHFOV were significantly lower than those treated with NCPAP.Infants treated with NHFOV were also able to leave the hospital in fewer days than those who received NCPAP. The only adverse events reported in the NHFOV group were nasal trauma and intestinal dilation.Two international randomized controlled trials are ongoing to establish the clinical superiority of NHFOV compared to other respiratory support methods for avoiding reintubation in this fragile group of preterm babies.last_img read more

Innovative steering system meets the needs of the disabled and autonomous driving

first_img Citation: Innovative steering system meets the needs of the disabled and autonomous driving (2018, December 7) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-disabled-autonomous.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Provided by CORDIS Autonomous driving – hands on the wheel or no wheel at all Current adaptable systems that enable people with physical disabilities to drive compare poorly with conventional vehicle controls like steering wheels. An EU initiative has addressed this challenge.center_img Explore further The physically impaired may be unable to drive cars with a standard steering wheel, depending on the type of disability, and need a customised input device like a joystick. These driving solutions are based on drive-by-wire technology that consists of man-machine interfaces (MMIs) and safe electronic driving systems. With drive-by-wire technology, the steering input is transformed entirely by hardware and software without the mechanical fallback of the steering column. Also, driving is facilitated by individually adapted MMIs like joysticks and handlebars. Often, driving systems are unable to match the performance and feedback of conventional controls. Technical problems, such as time lag and interference between commands, also exist. The car doesn’t usually react exactly to the driver’s expectations, especially due to the missing active force feedback on the input device. As a result, learning to drive an adapted car is difficult and time consuming. These factors create a need for adaptable systems that can provide dependable and user-friendly driving solutions.The EU-funded project Joysteer 3.0 “developed a novel drive-by-wire system offering the best driveability, safety and reliability standards to individuals with severe physical limitations,” says project coordinator Matthias Hell. “This enables people with a wide range of disabilities, such as muscle paralysis, and arm and leg malformations, to operate a car easily and safely.”Thanks to the various individually adjustable control elements, the Joysteer 3.0 system offers more advantages than traditional vehicle steering aids. Handbrake, automatic gear changing, lights, indicators and windscreen wipers can be easily controlled with just one system and a small number of input devices.Active force feedback and adaptable steering Joysteer 3.0 is the only system with active and dynamic force feedback, providing a safe and relaxed driving experience as a result. This feature gives the driver full control of the vehicle from the start, in combination with the highest safety standards.”The most significant achievements of the project included the elimination of the limitations in the previous version of the product,” continues Hell. “Being flexible on demand is crucial to the automotive market. Functions like remote access, remote service and data gathering were key factors in improving the product.”Dual-redundancy systems for safetySafety is the cornerstone of Joysteer 3.0. There are always two independent branches ensuring a full redundancy of steering and braking. At least one of the systems guarantees the continuity of safe operation and driveability, even in the case of a technical failure.The drive-by-wire technology also serves as a basis for autonomous driving. This means there’s no steering column. Since there’s no driver anymore, the commands are given by a computer that’s responsible for the trajectories. Joysteer 3.0 transfers the GPS and sensor data to the wheels with minimum latencies and maximum dynamics. “Joysteer’s high modularity addresses this new market segment for autonomous car applications,” concludes Hell. “The ultimate aim was to provide advanced, safe and validated solutions for people with disabilities and automated driving, and Joysteer 3.0 has achieved that.” Credit: Matthias Helllast_img read more

Win 4 Weekend Tickets to the BlueDot Festival 2019 in the UK

first_imgDo you love music? Do you love science? Would you like to go to a festival where both are rolled up into a weekend of family fun? Well look no further, as we’re giving away four tickets (two adults plus two teens (11 to 15 years old) for a weekend of camping and festival-going at BlueDot festival, located at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Kicking off on Thursday, July 18, this event will last through Sunday (July 21) and will be jam-packed with science, art and music in the most creative and immersive fashion. Not only will there be talks from the brightest scientists from around the globe, but there will be a selection of world-famous art on display. The main stage will sit in the foreground of the observatory’s Lovell Telescope, which has been at the forefront of scientific discovery for over half a century. Thursday will begin the long weekend of musical acts, including an opening convert from The Hallé. The kick-off will see music acts such as Hot Chip, Jon Hopkins, Kate Tempest and Ibibio Sound Machine, among many more. Saturday will welcome Kraftwerk 3-D, Jarvis Cocker, 808 State, Sons of Kemet and more. Finally, Sunday will finish with multiple award-winning New Order, John Grant, Gruff Rhys, Anna Calvi, Gogo Penguin and others.These Sharks Were Too Busy to Notice a Bigger Predator Watching ThemThe unexpected twist at the end of this feeding frenzy delighted scientists.Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really Loud00:35关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65823-win-tickets-bluedot-festival.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:2802:28  But it’s not just the music that people travel from around the world to see, and this includes the brilliant scientists and engineers providing brilliantly informative talks about the latest in STEM subjects. Such names include Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sherman, famous science historian James Burke, French-Irish science and history presenter Liz Bonnin and other exciting names in the world of science, including Jim Al-Khalili, Dallas Campbell and the director of Jodrell Bank, Tim O’Brien. In between the music and the science, there are opportunities to visit some exciting stalls with a variety of interesting cuisines; there are comedy shows, stargazing, microbrewery, mixology, family events, a deep-space disco and so much more. *Please note that the ticket isn’t valid until 9 a.m. on July 19. To be in for the chance of winning tickets to an unforgettable weekend of science and music, all you need to do is enter here before the July 10.last_img read more

Bengal discom gets award

first_img The West Bengal electricity distribution company WBSEDCL has emerged among the top three power utilities across the country in the 12th India Energy Summit 2018.The summit was held on November 13-14 in New Delhi. According to release issued by the discom, West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd, “WBSEDCL has emerged third amongst all Indian states in the ‘Best Power Utility’ category”. This is 10th consecutive year WBSEDCL received the ICC India Energy Summit award. SHARE SHARE EMAIL November 20, 2018 West Bengal COMMENT award and honour SHARE Published on COMMENTSlast_img read more

Case of death by negligence filed against Kolkata Metro

first_img Next Indo Asian News Servive KolkataJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 23:44 IST Witnesses said the victim lay in the tunnel for quite some time before security personnel ran and removed him. (Photo: ANI)A day after the horrific death of a train passenger, a police complaint was filed on Sunday against the Metro Railway authorities, while activists staged a demonstration at the Park Street station demanding exemplary punishment to the guilty and measures ensuring such ghastly incidents did not recur.The complaint was filed at Shakespeare Sarani police station by the family members of Sajal Kanjilal, a resident of South Kolkata’s Kasba area, who died after the train he tried to board started moving with his hand stuck between two sliding doors and the body hanging outside on Saturday.The complaint was filed under Sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.However, Kanjilal’s family members also demanded initiation of a case relating to culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the Metro Railway authorities.”This is criminal negligence. This is a culpable homicide. Whether there is technical negligence or human negligence, the responsibility lies with metro authorities,” said a relative of the victim.Amid allegations that the sensor on the door did not function despite the sliding doors closing with Kanjilal’s hand stuck between them, another relative of the middle-aged man said the railway authorities should answer why the faulty rakes were being used.Meanwhile, a group of theatre activists protested at Park Street station and later submitted a deputation demanding firm punitive action and also steps for improving safety of train passengers.Kanjilal was a theatre activist, trained dancer, poet, little magazine enthusiast and a model for artists.Kanjilal had tried to board the Kavi Subhas-bound train around 6.40 pm at Park Street station, but could not get in fully due to a heavy rush of passengers.He had only managed to slip one of his hands inside the compartment when the sliding doors closed in, and the hand got stuck. To the horror of onlookers, the train started moving towards Maidan station, dragging the man whose body was hanging outside.After the train had moved some distance, the shouts of other train passengers alerted the driver, who applied the emergency brake, and the victim fell, face-first, on the track below.The train came to a stop with four coaches inside the tunnel and the remaining four on the platform area.Witnesses to the incident said the victim lay in the tunnel for quite sometime before security personnel ran and removed him.The Metro railway has ordered a high-level probe into the incident.The train’s motorman and the guard have been suspended.Also Read | Stop steel exports at lower than domestic price: Consumers’ associationsAlso Read | Man dies after hand gets stuck between doors of moving Kolkata MetroAlso Watch | Firefighters fire up Lyon streets demanding higher payFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anand Tags :Follow Kolkata Case of death by negligence filed against Kolkata MetroA complaint was filed at Shakespeare Sarani police station by the family members of Sajal Kanjilal, a resident of South Kolkata’s Kasba area, who died after the train he tried to board started moving with his hand stuck between two sliding doors and the body hanging outside on Saturday.advertisementlast_img read more