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FIR against four policemen in U.P. custodial torture case

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police have registered an FIR against four policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police and an inspector, in connection with the alleged custodial torture leading to the death of a 35-year-old man in Pilkhuwa area of Hapur district.Pradeep Tomar, a security guard, died at a Meerut hospital on October 13. His 10-year-old son claimed that his father was brutally tortured by policemen in his presence at a police station. Police said Tomar had been summoned to Chijarsi outpost for interrogation in connection with a murder case.The FIR was filed on Thursday after the National Human Rights Commission took note of the case and issued notices to the State Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police. The commission has sought action-taken reports within four weeks.In the FIR, the victim’s brother, Kuldeep alias Tejpal, accused DSP Santosh Mishra, SHO Yogesh Baliyan, inspector Ajab Singh and an unidentified policeman of torturing Tomar. The officers have been booked under Sections 302 (murder) and 323 (assault) of the IPC. Report confirms tortureThe post-mortem report has confirmed the charge of torture. “The cause of the death has not been confirmed. The viscera sample has been preserved. There was blackening of the posterior and signs of contusion on arms and other body parts [of Tomar],” said Superintendent of Police Yesh Veer Singh. He said a departmental probe and a magisterial inquiry have already been ordered into the incident. While Mr. Baliyan and Mr. Singh have been placed under suspension, Mr. Mishra has been transferred to Garhmukteshwar.last_img read more

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Asus launches ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe & 6.8-inch ZenFone 3 Ultra

first_imgAsus launched not one but three new ZenFone 3s, all in one go on Monday at its Zenvolution event in Taipei, Taiwan. The third-generation ZenFones are called the ZenFone 3, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and the ZenFone 3 Ultra respectively. Of the three,the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the company’s new flagship phone,while the Ultra variant is simply a super-sized version of it. The ZenFone 3 on the other hand is what you can call the regular version,boasting of a smaller display and a relatively mid-range processor.Pricing and availability vary from country to country. The new batch of ZenFone 3s will be coming to India in the first week of August,sources have told India Today Online.Prices start at $249 for the 3GB RAM 32GB memory ZenFone 3 and go all the way up to $499 for the 6GB RAM 64GB memory ZenFone 3 Deluxe.Also Read: Asus ZenFone Zoom review: Best from Asus but not good enough to beat competitionAlso Read: Asus ZenFone Max quick review: Maximum effort All the ZenFone 3s boast of full-metal unibody and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. That’s also USB Type C port for charging and data-syncing purposes.The cream of the crop,the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the flagship model having a 5.7-inch FullHD Super AMOLED display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and up to 6GB of RAM.The ZenFone 3 Deluxe sports a 23-megapixel camera on the rear with Sony IMX318 image sensor,  f/2.0 aperture and a 4-axis optical image stabilisation. Additionally, it features 3-axis electronic image stabilisation for steady 4K UHD videos, according to the company. There’s also Asus proprietary TriTech autofocus system that can “automatically select 2nd generation laser, phase detection, or continuous autofocus to provide accurate and nearly instant 0.03-second focusing and subject tracking.”advertisementThe ZenFone 3 Ultra as mentioned earlier is a super-sized ZenFone 3 Deluxe with a 6.8-inch FullHD display. The Ultra variant also has a new five-magnet stereo speaker setup with NXP smart amplifier. “When listening over certified headphones, users can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA) that provides up to four-times-better sound quality than CDs” the company said in a statement. The Ultra is also the world’s first smartphone with virtual 7.1-channel surround sound with DTS,claims Asus. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe also has similar audio credentials.Also Read: ASUS unveils new virtual reality-ready motherboard The Ultra also has the same camera setup as the original ZenFone 3 Deluxe.It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with Adreno 510 GPU and up to 4GB of RAM. The mammoth of a phablet is backed by a 4,600mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The Ultra can also double as a portable power bank to charge other devices.Lastly,the ZenFone 3 comes with a much smaller 5.5-inch FullHD Super IPS+ display and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which is interestingly the first Snapdragon 600 Series processor to be manufactured using 14nm FinFET process technology. The ZenFone 3 boasts of up to 4 gigs of RAM.On the camera front,the phone has a 16-megapixel snapper on the rear with TriTech autofocus.Disclosure: Asus sponsored the writer’s travel and hotel expenses for the launch event in Taipei, Taiwan.last_img read more

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Trump okays US to compete for hosting Summer 2024 Olympics: Interesting facts on the first modern Olympic Games

first_imgPresident-elect Donald Trump has gives his support to Los Angeles’ bid for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. The spokeswoman for the city’s mayor announced that the event will be held around the closing months of a second Trump term, if he wins.Spokeswoman Connie Llanos said that Trump expressed his support for the city’s bid during a phone call with Mayor Eric Garcetti.The city of Los Angeles, United States is competing with Paris, France and Budapest, Hungary for becoming the host of 2024 Summer Olympics.Here are some interesting facts about the first modern Olympic Games:The 1896 Summer Olympics, a multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, fromApril 6 to 15, 1896, was the first international Olympic Games held inthe modern eraAt the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed 280participants from 13 nations to the international competitionDescribing the historic moments, Google wrote, “The 1896 games included 9different sports and 43 events. Most noteworthy was the marathon – ithad the greatest number of international athletes ever. Equallynoteworthy was its winner, Spyridon ‘Spyro’ Louis, the only Greekchampion in the athletics division, and a national hero for the hostcountry. His monumental victory on that historic day continues toinspire Greek pride.”Other events in Athens included track-and-field, swimming, gymnastics, cycling,wrestling, weightlifting, fencing, shooting and tennis  In the 1896 Olympics, all the competitors were men and a few of the entrants were touristsThe first recorded Olympic Games were held at Olympia in the Greekcity-state of Elis in 776 BC, but it is generally accepted that theOlympics were at least 500 years old at that time.advertisementInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

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22 days agoGiroud admits being frustrated at Chelsea: Tammy walks on water

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Giroud admits being frustrated at Chelsea: Tammy walks on waterby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud admits he’s frustrated at Chelsea.The World Cup winneer is having to play second fiddle to Tammy Abraham this season.And after last night’s Champions League defeat of Lille, Giroud stated: “It’s not the ideal. Little Tammy walks on water and scores a lot of goals. It is difficult to remove an attacker when he is successful.”But it’s good for the team, it makes us want to continue working and shake the competition. I hope things will evolve anyway, I do not lose hope, far from it. I am aware of the situation, it is not easy. But we hang on…” last_img read more

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Salah matches Torres in Premier League half-century

first_imgMohamed Salah has reached 50 Premier League goals spread across spells at Chelsea and Liverpool, with only three players hitting that landmark in fewer games.The Egyptian forward made his way to another notable landmark during a meeting with Crystal Palace .Having seen Jurgen Klopp’s side head into the interval trailing on home soil, Salah burst them out of the blocks in the second 45 at Anfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? His clever flicked finish restored parity within 60 seconds of the restart.A topsy-turvy encounter continued to swing wildly between one side and the other after that effort, with Roberto Firmino edging the Reds in front only to see James Tomkins level.Salah was to be the man to restore Liverpool’s advantage, having been given a considerable helping hand from Julian Speroni.The Palace goalkeeper endured a nightmare moment as he deflected a James Milner cross towards his own goal.With the ball heading over the line, Salah pounced to touch it into the net.He has now recorded 50 goals in the English top-flight in just 72 appearances.50 – Mo Salah has scored his 50th Premier League goal in his 72nd appearance in the competition – only Andy Cole (65), Alan Shearer (66) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (68) have reached the milestone in fewer appearances. Landmark. #LIVCRY pic.twitter.com/sEeA42GCjg — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 19, 2019 Andy Cole, Alan Shearer and Ruud van Nistelrooy are all iconic frontmen of the Premier League era.Salah is not even a striker, so to be in such company is quite an achievement.His race to a half-century has also seen him reach that mark in the same number of games as former Reds star Fernando Torres – another out-and-out forward.To further put Salah’s remarkable return into perspective, he has proved quicker to 50 than Manchester City star Sergio Aguero (81 games) and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry (83 games).He was not the match-winner, though, for Liverpool against Palace.After seeing Milner sent off in the final minute of normal time against the Eagles, Sadio Mane went on to grab a fourth of the afternoon for the Reds.A nervy finish was then set up when Max Meyer netted a third for the visitors, but Klopp’s men held on to pull seven points clear at the summit – with Manchester City not in action until Sunday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Maradona: Even Tonga could beat Argentina, for f*ck’s sake!

first_imgArgentina legend Diego Maradona has launched a stinging attack on the current national side after their defeat to Colombia in their Copa America opener on Saturday.Runners-up in 2015 and 2016, Argentina were hoping to make a flying start to the competition as they seek a first Copa America title since 1993.However, second half goals from Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata secured victory for Colombia in their Group B opener in El Salvador , their first victory over Argentina for 12 years. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It leaves Lionel Scaloni’s side bottom of Group D after Paraguay drew 2-2 with tournament debutants Qatar at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.It is yet another disappointment for La Albiceleste, who named a strong side including the likes of Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.They have yet to win an international competition since that 1993 Copa America triumph, though they were beaten twice on penalties by Chile in the final of the 2015 and 2016 tournaments.The team is often accused of failing to make the most of their talents and transferring their club form to the international stage, a theme which continued in the wake of his latest defeat.Speaking after the game, Maradona, who almost single-handidly inspired the team to their last World Cup triumph in 1986, did not hold back in his criticism, questioning the squad’s desire as well as their ability.”You realise that even Tonga could beat us,” he told TyCsports .“We have a prestige we built up kicking and punching. Let it be remembered that when we left Peru our bus was smashed up. What’s left from all that? What does this shirt mean? You have to feel it, for f*ck’s sake.”Maradona is back in his homeland after being forced to leave his role as coach of Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa for medical reasons.The 58-year-old previously had a short spell in charge of the Argentina national team between 2008 and 2010 but left after a 4-0 quarter-final defeat to Germany at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Next up for Argentina is a game against Paraguay in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Referees Appear To Miss Huge Call In Texas-Oklahoma

first_imgTexas Longhorns coach Tom Herman holding a whistle in his mouth.AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 07: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The officiating in this afternoon’s Big 12 Championship Game between Oklahoma and Texas has been questionable for most of the afternoon and we just had what appeared to be a huge missed call.The Longhorns, down three and looking to take a game-leading drive, appeared to get interfered with by Oklahoma’s secondary on a key pass attempt.The pass interference penalty wasn’t called, though.Texas ended up having to give Oklahoma the ball back, trailing 30-27 midway through the fourth quarter.Here’s the play:Explain why THIS is not pass interference?#Big12Championship pic.twitter.com/LuZrER26Wr— ??? (@MikeZimmersEars) December 1, 2018For those wondering: This is the highest-rated officiating crew the Big 12 has to offer.Reminder: This is the highest-rated referee crew in the Big 12.— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) December 1, 2018Fans from both programs have been upset with the officiating for most of the contest. Hopefully there are no huge blown calls in the game’s final minutes.Oklahoma and Texas are playing on ABC.last_img read more

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Five Killed Dozens Injured in Crane Collapse at SHI

first_imgzoom Five workers have been killed and at least four seriously injured when a crane collapsed at the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, Yonhap news agency informed citing firefighting officials.Up to ten other workers are reported to have sustained minor injuries in the incident at the Geoje yard that occurred on Monday, May 1st.According to the report from the Korea Herald that cited police officials, two cranes collided, causing a structure to fall from one of the cranes, from up to 60 meters of height, onto a ship under construction.As informed, operations are underway to rescue potential victims that may be buried at the site following the 32-ton crane’s collapse.The cause of the incident is yet to be determined.거제 삼성중공업 크레인 넘어져…5명 사망·10여명 중경상 https://t.co/aRo9hYg655 pic.twitter.com/dKxwYSPjBk— 연합뉴스 (@yonhaptweet) May 1, 2017 World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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South Korean Ports See 41 Pct More Volume in 2017

first_imgzoom South Korean ports handled 1.57 billion tons of cargo in 2017, marking a rise of 4.1 percent in total cargo volumes from the year before.The country’s ports of Busan, Gwangyang and Incheon witnessed more volumes, reporting increases of 10.5 percent, 3.1 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively.The improved numbers were mainly driven by more vehicle exports and coal imports, while a rise in machinery volumes also contributed to the overall volume, data from South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries shows.While these segments were up by 14.4 percent, 11.6 percent and 8.3 percent from 2016, respectively, the ministry said that the cargo traffic of sand and steel dropped 35.9 percent and 12.8 percent.Non-container cargo reached 1.09 billion tons, representing a rise of 1.7 percent over 2016, while the ports’ container volumes increased by 5.4 percent to 274.2 million TEUs.The country’s port of Busan handled 400.5 million tons of cargo during 2017, followed by the port of Gwangyang with 291.8 million tons and Ulsan with 202.3 million tons.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Join in the Fun at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

first_imgDay camps, scavenger hunts, and nature walks are just a few of the activities available to the public from now until the end of summer at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. These events, sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources, will enable children, adults and families to learn more about wildlife and enjoy the park’s natural beauty. There is a Summer Day Camp for children between the ages of seven and 12 from Aug. 11 to 15. It includes daily themes such as wetlands, endangered species, habitats, adaptations and food chains. On Aug. 16, visitors can take part in a Biodiversity Day, featuring scavenger hunts, guided nature walks and pond exploration. A family activity called Track the Food Web is scheduled for Sept. 13 and includes a two-hour hike through the park. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park has seen many changes over the years. There are new interpretative signs throughout the park with extensive information about wildlife exhibits. Knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help or answer questions. There is a 10-hectare picnic area adjacent to the park, complete with tables, shelters, washrooms and running water. The park is also wheelchair accessible. To pre-register for events, interested individuals should call 902-758-5316 or e-mail pennysl@gov.ns.ca . More information on the park’s events throughout the year is available on the website at http://wildlifepark.gov.ns.ca.last_img read more

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Modern Familys Nolan Gould Wants To Keep The Beach Safe For Birds

first_imgModern Family’s Nolan Gould for The National Audubon Society and Toyota, showing how you can keep the beach safe for birds and other wildlife.Video: Help Wildlife by Sharing the Beach — Helpful Tips from Toyota TogetherGreenThis video is the second in a series of comedic videos sharing bird-friendly, and conservation tips that Audubon and Toyota will roll out over the next year. The first video in the series features Kate Flannery of NBC’s The Office in a hilarious video, purporting to be the first ever PSA written, directed and edited by birds.The videos are presented by Toyota TogetherGreen, a partnership between Toyota and The National Audubon Society that supports and fosters diverse, community-driven conservation projects that result in sustainable and innovative solutions. The program, now in its seventh year, has invested $25.4 million in community-based conservation, engaging more than 435,000 people in 295 cities and all 50 states. For more details about Audubon and Toyota TogetherGreen, please visit: www.togethergreen.org.While the video uses a humorous tone to convey the message, the issue of protecting nesting birds and their habitats is actually quite serious. With Labor Day weekend approaching many people will choose to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach. Birds are already there—terns, skimmers, oystercatchers, plovers— nesting on the beach and trying to raise their chicks. It’s a critical time for coastal birds and there’s no better time to help protect our Atlantic coast and the birds that depend on it every year. The National Audubon Society has compiled the following guide on sharing the beach with nesting birds, so hopefully you can avoid making the same missteps as Nolan on his first date.Atlantic Coast Birds Need Beaches • Birds nest on beaches throughout the Atlantic coast, often on the same beaches that are popular with visitors for the Labor Day holiday. The breeding season is April through the end of August. • The greatest threats to beach-nesting birds are human disturbance and habitat loss. • It only takes a few minutes in the hot summer sun for little chicks to die from temperature stress. • The most endangered shorebird along the Atlantic Coast in the continental U.S. today include the Piping Plover (federally threatened). • Least Terns, Common Terns, Black Skimmers and American Oystercatchers are listed in many Atlantic Coast states as threatened or special concern species.Simple Ways You Can HelpWhen people help shorebirds by sharing the beach, they are rewarded with the spectacle of wild birds including the opportunity to observe the excitement that unfolds with every nesting season. These are some simple steps you can take to help coastal birds.• Enjoy the sanctioned and approved firework celebrations. Impromptu fireworks in the vicinity of nesting areas can be devastating for birds. • Respect protected areas and signs. Birds, eggs, nests and chicks are well-camouflaged and disturbance by people and their pets can cause birds to abandon their eggs and chicks, leaving them vulnerable to predators and extreme temperatures. • Avoid disturbing groups of birds that are nesting or feeding. If birds take flight, call loudly or act agitated it means you are too close. • Keep your dog on a leash and away from the birds. Coastal birds perceive people and pets as predators and leave their nest or chicks. • Please don’t leave trash or fishing line on the beach. Take your trash with you and place in an appropriate trash container. Trash attracts real predators such as gulls, crows, raccoons and foxes. Fishing line entangles and kills birds. • Please do not fly kites near nesting and feeding areas. This will cause birds to leave their nests or chicks leaving them vulnerable to predators and extreme temperatures, which can kill them.last_img read more

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Calgary home to new art gallery featuring works by Indigenous artists

first_imgChris Stewart APTN National NewsIn Calgary, Inuit and First Nations artists will have a new place to show and sell their work.The owner of the new gallery says she wants to help promote Indigenous artists.last_img

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Qatari advocate for people with disabilities named expert of UN commission for

Sheikha Hessa bint Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani was named the Commission’s Special Rapporteur on Disability for 2003 to 2005. The newly appointed Rapporteur is a founding member of the Qatari National Committee for People with Special Needs, which was established in 1998 by Sheikha Moza bint Naser Al-misnad, the consort of the Emir of Qatar, and has been serving as a Vice-President of the Committee since 1999. The task of the Special Rapporteur is to monitor implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the General Assembly in 1993, and to advance the status of people with disabilities throughout the world. The first Special Rapporteur, Bengt Lindqvist of Sweden, was appointed in 1994, and his mandate was renewed twice, in 1997 and 2000, by resolutions of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). read more

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Security operations by Myanmar show established pattern of domination over ethnic groups

Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, has just wrapped up a mission that was limited to Thailand and Bangladesh, and did not include Myanmar as its Government has denied her all access to the country and withdrawn cooperation for the duration of her tenure.Speaking at a press conference on her visit, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, Ms. Lee said that recent reports of attacks against civilians, homes, places of worship and villagers; sexual violence; arbitrary arrests; and torture and enforced disappearances “are acts that have been alleged against the military and security forces for generations.”“I was told repeatedly by the other ethnic groups I spoke to – be they Kachin, Karen, Karenni, or Shan – that they have suffered the same horrific violations at the hands of the Tatmadaw over several decades and – in the case of some groups – continuing today,” she added.“While reports from Rakhine state have rightly provoked international outrage; for many in Myanmar, they have elicited a tragic sense of déjà vu.”The UN Special Rapporteur also highlighted that the scale of violence in the ethnic areas of Myanmar was a continuing erosion of democratic space, and that the civilian Government has failed to bring about openness and transparency and is instead “persisting with repressive practices of the past.”Turning to possible returns of the hundreds of thousands of refugees hailing from the Muslim minority Rohingya community, she underscored that for returns to be ever realized in a voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable manner is for the Rohingya to be treated as equals – “[as] citizens of Myanmar with all the rights that that status affords.”Equality, added the UN expert is critical for Myanmar to be free from violence that has affected its communities throughout the past.She also called on the international community to pressure Myanmar to create conditions for the refugees before it is too late.“This must be done in a principled way that prioritizes the need for these people to be recognized as Rohingya and as citizens of Myanmar,” she said.Ms. Lee said she hoped to regain access to Myanmar and said that she remains ready to work with the Government and other stakeholders to promote and protect the human rights of all people in the country.UN Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council – the highest UN intergovernmental body on all matters related to human rights – to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation.The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

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Kenny Guiton breaks Ohio State record for singlegame touchdown passes

Redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton looks to throw in the first half against Florida A&M. Guiton set the OSU school-record for touchdown passes in a game by tossing six in the first half.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton threw six touchdown passes in the first half of Saturday’s game against Florida A&M, setting the single-game school record for touchdown passes.Guiton broke the record on a 15-yard touchdown pass to Evan Spencer with five seconds remaining in the first half. He completed 24 of his first 34 passes for 215 yards and six touchdowns with one interception. The Buckeyes took a 55-0 lead into halftime.The record was previously held by Bobby Hoying, who completed five touchdown passes in a game against Pittsburgh in 1995 and Purdue in 1994, and John Borton, who threw five touchdown passes against Washington State in 1952.Guiton, who won the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week after completing 21 of 32 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ 52-34 win at California, started in place of injured junior quarterback Braxton Miller. read more

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Statistical rejig boosts UK life expectancy by three years but increases are

first_imgIt means that men and women born in the past three years will spend 20.4 per cent and 23.1 per cent of their lives in poor health respectively. A new way of measuring life expectancy has effectively added an extra three years of life to both men and women.Traditionally, the ONS report life expectancy in terms of the mean average age of people when they die. Men in the UK are now expected to live for 79.2 years from birth compared to 82.9 years for women on this measure.However, this mean average figure was accompanied for the first time today by a median figure detailing the age by which half of a hypothetical cohort of people would be dead.This measure probably gives a better indication of how long somebody born in a given year is likely to live because the median is less affected by people dying at very old or very young ages.Encouragingly, the new median figure is higher than the mean life expectancy for both men and women, with the figure for men standing at 82.3 years and the figure for women 85.8 years across the UK as a whole.This works out as an additional 3.1 years of life for men and 2.9 years of life for women compared to the mean. Life expectancy increases are drying upLife expectancy increases have plummeted over the past decade with women gaining just 1.6 months in the past five years. Between 2006 and 2011 life expectancy from birth increased by more than a year for men and by nine months for women.The amount of life gained in each subsequent rolling five-year period has dropped consistently with men enjoying just an additional three months of expected life and women just 1.6 months.center_img Chris White, Principal Research Officer at the Office for National Statistics said: “This analysis supports the view that mortality improvements in the UK have slowed somewhat in the second decade of the 21st century.”This is evidenced by the rate of improvement in life expectancy at birth in the UK falling by 75.3 per cent for males and 82.7 per cent for females when comparing the first half of the second decade with the first half of the first decade.”The median has increased at roughly the same rate as the mean for both men and women since 2011.While life expectancy seems to be stalling, the proportion of our lives that are spent in self-reported good health is decreasing. The ONS found that women born between 2014 and 2016 are expected to spend 19.2 years in poor health, up from 18.6 years for women born between 2009-11. For men, the figure increased from 15.8 years to 16.2 years over the same period. 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.last_img read more

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New coal technologies – tell the coal mining world your news

first_imgThis year’s World Coal article in International Mining’s August issue will focus on new technologies introduced in the past year, covering underground and surface mine extraction, bulk material handling, safety and communications systems, mine planning and coal preparation. Please submit editorial for consideration of inclusion in the article to john@im-mining.com. Send 500 to 800 words of technical information on new products (or services) and a picture or diagram please.last_img

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Love is a drug rosetinted glasses Heres the science behind falling for

first_img Image: Maksim Fesenko via Shutterstock Feb 14th 2018, 6:01 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Maksim Fesenko via Shutterstock 16,483 Views Wednesday 14 Feb 2018, 6:01 AM WHAT HAPPENS TO your head when you’re in love?If you feel like you can’t concentrate, are slightly stressed or like love is akin to a drug addiction, not only are you not alone but there’s a scientific reason for all of those confusing reactions.Fascinating global studies have tested the exact effect attraction has in animals with the hope that it sheds some light onto how it might affect us. Among those studies are this one from the University of California, San Francisco (2012), that found male fruit flies who were sexually rejected drank four times as much alcohol as the male fruit flies that mated with female fruit flies.Another Californian study, which examined jealousy in titi monkeys, found that males who spent the most time looking at their partner mate with another monkey had increased brain activity in areas associated with social pain and stress.Although unrestrained jealousy can have negative health effects, it can also play a positive role in signaling that your partner might need attention.Dr Sabina Brennan, an award-winning psychologist at Trinity Brain Health and the ADAPT Centre at Trinity College told TheJournal.ie ahead of Valentine’s Day a little bit about the chemicals that are released in our brains when we’re attracted to someone, or when we fall in love.Love is a drug Source: Africa Studio via Shutterstock“Being in love is rewarding,” Dr Brennan said. ”That’s because high-levels of dopamine are released during attraction and dopamine gets the reward system in the brain going.”Dopamine is a ‘chemical messenger’ in the brain that affects your emotions and sensations of pleasure and pain – it’s known as the “feel-good” neurotransmitter.Areas of the brain rich in dopamine become more active when people are shown photos of people they are romantically involved with compared to when they are show photos of acquaintances.It’s also associated with the highs that you see in cocaine and heroin addictions.“It turns out that the areas of the brain activated by intense love are the same areas that drugs use to reduce pain,” an author of the Stanford study that examined this said. Share39 Tweet Email3 center_img ‘Love is a drug’, ‘rose-tinted glasses’: Here’s the science behind falling for someone Your stomach’s in knots, your heart flutters – but here’s what happens to your brain when you’re in love. https://jrnl.ie/3849754 Short URL “When thinking about your beloved, there is intense activation in the reward area of the brain – the same area that lights up when you take cocaine, the same area that lights up when you win a lot of money.”I can’t think straightIf you’ve ever been so in love that you can’t eat or sleep, that’s probably related to another chemical (noradrenaline) which is released when you’re attracted to someone.The noradrenaline gives us a bit of a high, which makes us feel a bit giddy and gives us extra energy. It also reduces our appetite and can interfere with sleep.Touch of your love Source: Peter Bernik via ShutterstockThere’s another chemical reaction that sparks a feeling of bonding during skin-to-skin contact.Oxytocin, nicknamed the love hormone, is released during sex in order to make couples bond, and is associated with feelings of calm, contentedness and security.“It heightens feelings of attachment and helps couples feel closer to one another,” Brennan says.Vasopressin, meanwhile, is associated with behaviour that leads to produces long-term, monogamous relationships.Stressed-outA steroid hormone associated with the fight or flight response (cortisol), can create feelings of stress in the initial phases of falling in love with someone.“Cortisol helps us to cope with challenge and change in our lives, and gives us that little push that we need to get out of bed in the morning,” Brennan says. “So a little extra may be needed to cope with the challenge of attraction or falling in love – it might also explain feelings of excitement.”Rose-tinted glassesIf your friend falls for a person and seem oblivious to what might be an obvious flaw, it’s not entirely their fault.“Interestingly as cortisol levels rise, levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin become depleted. Which might seem surprising since serotonin is often referred to as the happy hormone, involved in mood and appetite.“People who live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also have low levels of serotonin – as a consequence some scientists have speculated that reduction in serotonin is what can lead to the obsessing and infatuation that can be part of the early stages of love.”It’s suspected that this is the reason why people in love aren’t able to think about anything else, and being totally preoccupied with the object of your affection.In addition to that, the two neural pathways in the brain associated with negative emotions are deactivated during romantic love, shutting down the mechanisms in the brain that allow us to make critical assessments of people we’re romantically involved with.In short, the parts of the brain associated with fear and the critical assessment of other people, including the person you’re with shut down when attracted to someone or when falling in love. “It’s kind of the neurological explanation for ‘love is blind’,” Brennan says.Careful now.Read: Bid to find a Valentine for Romeo, world’s ‘loneliest frog’ who risks extinctionRead: A decade of innovation: How Science Gallery Dublin transformed into a global success 11 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodhalast_img read more

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first_imgHyderabad: Leopard scare gripped densely populated Pragathinagar and Gajularamaram area at Kukatpally here. Local people reportedly heard the roar of the leopard and some more said they had sighted it. According to a resident, Ravi Teja, he had spotted the leopard and immediately informed the Forest officials. He reported to the officials that it was seen near a hill area where it stayed for 5-10 minutes and it started roaring. The people reported that they had the leopard roar after 7 pm also. Advertise With Us The areas where the leopard was sighted is in close proximity to Suraram-Narsapur forest area. It is suspected that it could have strayed into the colonies from the forest area. A watchman at Mithilanagar also reported to have spotted the leopard behind an apartment. At first, he had thought that it was cat. He, however, had realised that it was a leopard after hearing it roar. Advertise With Us The people in the areas have been keeping a vigil. A group of residents armed with sticks are seen going round the colonies. Around 200 residents who have formed themselves into teams are on guard. The migrant labourers, who are staying in temporary shelters, have been alerted to be cautious. The Forest officials, who visited the colonies on receiving complaint, found no evidence of movement of leopard. The officials said they would maintain vigilance to allay fears of people. Earlier also the shepherds also complained of a leopard moving in some areas in Ranga Reddy district and killing sheep and cows. The Forest officials had recently trapped a leopard after painstaking efforts on ICRISAT premises.last_img read more

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