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PHOTO Wilmington Sons Of Italy Supports WHS Band Parents Trivia Night

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Sons of Italy Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge recently attended the Wilmington High School Band Parents and Friends Trivia Night event on April 5, 2019 to support the Band Parents and the youth of the Wilmington Band program.Back Row (Left to Right): John Romano (SOI President), Barbara Sica (Band Parents), Doreen Dawson (Band Parents), Andrea DeSario (Band Parents), Steve Sica (Band Parents President), Kevin Caira ( SOI Roncalli Board of Directors President), Joe Martell ( Sons of Italy)Middle Row (Left to Right): Lynne Martle (Sons of Italy), Diane Garrity (Sons of Italy), Cheryl Caira (Sons of Italy), Walter Palino (Sons of Italy), Julie Sbraccia-Manos (Sons of Italy),Seated (Left to Right): Janet Mosey (Sons of Italy), Laura Caira (SOI Lodge Founder), Michele Caira Nortonen(NOTE: The above announcement & photo are from the Wilmington Sons of Italy.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Band Parents & Wilmington Sons Of Italy’s Comedy Night A Huge SuccessIn “Community”POSTPONED: Wilmington Flea Market Rescheduled From September 7 To October 19 Due To Expected StormIn “Community”COMING SOON: Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”last_img read more

Vast fatberg found in sewer and the photos are a complete horror

first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice $999 $210 at Best Buy 0 See it 10 Photos $155 at Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See It Welcome to sewer hell.  South West Water The fatberg menace continues to haunt the UK. South West Water, which services an area in southern England, discovered a fatberg clogging up the sewers in Devon, and it’s a whopper. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tags $999 Read the Rylo camera preview $6 at Tidal Chris Monroe/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) When fatbergs attack Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Random,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $59 at eBay Read DJI Osmo Action preview $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express It will take a sewer team about eight weeks to remove the massive fatberg using high-pressure jets, shovels and pickaxes.In case you’re not grossed out enough already, you can tour the horrifying lump in 360 degrees on Facebook. Want more? The Museum of London offers a live video feed of a chunk of fatberg to feed your nightmares. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET 7 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Wacky science images from the Getty (pictures) $60 at Best Buy $999 Turo Boost Mobile Angela Lang/CNET Tags Rylo TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Share your voice Sprint Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Google Home Hub review See at Turo Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See at Amazon Amazon The Cheapskate Best Buy I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET The 210-foot (64 meter) fatberg is part of a modern problem where old sewer systems get packed full of congealed lumps of cooking oil, diapers, wipes and grease. London unveiled a particularly epic fatberg in 2017. The monstrous masses have to be physically removed from their lairs.”Fortunately, the fatberg has had no impact on Sidmouth’s excellent bathing water quality and has been discovered in good time,” South West Water reported Tuesday.. The utility reminded customers to only flush the “3Ps”: pee, paper and poo. See It $999 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Apple iPhone XS Post a comment Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Help name this disgusting 140-ton sewer fatberg Putrid fatberg is museum’s ‘most disgusting display ever’ See It Comments Read the AirPods review Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout.last_img read more

Google goes to Oscars 2019 with a new Google Assistant commercial

first_img Tags Well this is cute.Just in time for Oscars 2019, Google has released a new commercial/video/thing, oh god I’m not even sure what to call it, but it’s pretty funny. It’s going to be aired during the Oscars. Just watch it.Opening with HAL 9000 from Space Odyssey was high risk/low reward, but I think they pulled it off.The ad mixes footage of Google Assistant and popular movies to sort of create an alternative universe where actually, Google fixes everyone’s problems. The pod bay doors do open, Google does show Cuba Gooding Jr. the money.Very clever.Also, the Oscars are just about to kick off. Here how to watch and here are our predictions. Culture TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: Oscars 2019 Google 1center_img Share your voice 4:15 Oscars 2019: How to write the perfect best picture speech… Commentlast_img read more

Louisville MBB Postgame Notes vs Robert Morris

first_img The Cardinals continued to dominate at the free throw line, making 22 versus just nine attempts for the Colonials. Cunningham had started all 11 games for the Cardinals prior to Friday. SERIES NOTES Enoch scored his 16 points in just 23 minutes of action, equaling his career-best total set against Central Arkansas (Dec. 5). Enoch was 6-of-7 from the free throw line in the victory, his second-most free throw makes of the year, improving his season total to 29-for-33 (.879) at the stripe. Steven Enoch matched his career-high in scoring on Friday night with 16 points in the win. Louisville had spurts of nine, 11 and 12 consecutive points in Friday’s win. With Friday’s win, Louisville is 2-0 all-time against Robert Morris. Louisville is now 11-1 against current members of the Northeast Conference.TEAM NOTES Jordan Nwora led the way for the Cardinals on Friday night with his fourth double-double of the season, tallying 19 points and 13 rebounds. Story Links Sutton has scored in double digits in three straight games and six this season. Sutton was 2-for-2 from the 3-point line, extending his streak of games with at least one outside shot made to nine. Louisville has made more free throws than the opponent has attempted in seven of 12 games. Robert Morris was just 5-of-9 from the free throw line Friday, the second time this season a Louisville opponent has made five or fewer free throws (4, Central Arkansas, Dec. 5). Nwora has recorded a double-double in back-to-back games and three of his last four. Nwora has scored in double figures in 11 of 12 games this season, including seven with at least 19 points. The 13 rebounds were one shy of his career-high, set back on Dec. 8 at Indiana. Nwora has double-digit rebounds in three of his last four games, averaging 11.5 during that stretch. Williams entered the night with 199 career points and registered his 200th with a free throw at 13:11 in the first half. Williams also had two blocks in the victory, giving him at least one in 11 of 12 games this season. Louisville matched its best rebounding performance of the season on Friday, outrebounding Robert Morris by 15, 41-26. UofL has produced 22 runs of 8-0 or better in through its 12 games this season. The Cardinals have forced opponents into 19 scoring droughts of at least three minutes, including stretches of 3:25, 4:40 and 4:56 on Friday night.  PLAYER NOTES Dwayne Sutton was the third Cardinal in double figures on Friday night, scoring 14 points in the win. Louisville is 139-21 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, which is in its ninth season as the home for the Cardinals. The Cardinals are now 81-5 in non-conference games at the KFC Yum! Center spanning the last nine seasons. UofL has now won its last game played immediately before Christmas in each of the last 10 seasons and 17 of the last 18. Louisville has now won 14 straight games played on Dec. 21 and is 19-5 all-time on this date. With Friday’s win, Louisville is now 351-52 over the last 18 years when holding its opponent below 70 points and 5-1 this season. The Cardinals overcame an 11-point first-half deficit in Friday’s victory. The Cardinals have held 50 opponents under 40 percent shooting over the last four years and six this season. After making 12 of its first 17 shots over the first 14 minutes, RMU made just 11-of-44 for the remainder of the game. The 29 points were the lowest first-half total for the Cardinals this season and tied for the lowest in any half (2nd half, Michigan State, Nov. 27). The Cardinals outscored Robert Morris 44-27 in the second half. After a slow start, Louisville’s defense stepped up and held Robert Morris to just 38 percent from the field. Louisville trailed 32-29 at halftime, just its second halftime deficit of the season (Tennessee, Nov. 21) The Cardinals played without graduate transfer Christen Cunningham on Friday night. Malik Williams surpassed 200 career points in Friday’s win. The Cardinals have outrebounded their opposition in 10 of 12 games this season and six straight. UofL is 9-1 when it wins the rebounding battle. Over the last nine seasons, UofL has recovered from nine or more points down to win on 31 occasions, including twice this season (Seton Hall, Dec. 1). Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Study finds bumblebees able to fly as high as Mount Everest

first_img Journal information: Biology Letters Explore further 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. © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Study finds bumblebees able to fly as high as Mount Everest (2014, February 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-bumblebees-high-mount-everest.html More information: Surpassing Mt. Everest: extreme flight performance of alpine bumble-bees, Published 5 February 2014. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0922AbstractAnimal flight at altitude involves substantial aerodynamic and physiological challenges. Hovering at high elevations is particularly demanding from the dual perspectives of lift and power output; nevertheless, some volant insects reside and fly at elevations in excess of 4000 m. Here, we demonstrate that alpine bumble-bees possess substantial aerodynamic reserves, and can sustain hovering flight under hypobaria at effective elevations in excess of 9000 m, i.e. higher than Mt. Everest. Modulation of stroke amplitude and not wingbeat frequency is the primary means of compensation for overcoming the aerodynamic challenge. The presence of such excess capacity in a high-altitude bumble-bee is surprising and suggests intermittent behavioural demands for extreme flight performance supplemental to routine foraging.center_img (Phys.org) —A pair of researchers has found that alpine bumblebees are able to fly at altitudes in excess of twenty nine thousand simulated feet—higher than Mount Everest. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Michael Dillon and Robert Dudley, of the University of California and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, respectively, describe experiments they conducted with alpine bumblebees in pressure chambers and their theories as to why the bees have such high flying skills. Image credit: Wikipedia. 1st ‘zombie’ bees on East Coast found in Vt. (Update) Bees aren’t the best flyers, of course, they can zig-zag around and hop from flower to flower, but they could never compete with most birds or many other insects for that matter. But they are able to do something remarkable nonetheless—fly at extremely high altitude. To discover this remarkable ability, Dillon and Dudley traveled to the mountains of Sichuan, China; once there they captured several specimens of alpine bumblebees who normally live and fly at altitudes of over 10,000 feet. They put the bees (one at a time) into a pressure chamber and then pumper air out to simulate various altitudes. In so doing they found that two of the bees were able to fly around in the chamber in conditions that simulated 29,527 feet.To better understand how it was that the bees were able to fly under such conditions, each was filmed with a high speed camera and audio recorded (to measure wing beats). In studying the sound and video, the researchers found that the bees did not increase the speed of wing flapping but instead moved them in much deeper arcs, allowing for more scooping of air with each beat.The research duo suggest the bees high-flying technique is more likely put to a different use in the their natural environment—it would help in moving faster to escape being eaten, and even more perhaps in carrying heavy loads of nectar.Still a mystery is how the bees were able to maintain their wing flapping with far less oxygen to breathe—their metabolisms normally run much faster than most creatures—with less oxygen in the pressure tank, they should have literally run out of breath. Dillon and Dudley plan to conduct more experiments with the bees to answer that question.last_img read more

Computer model shows continents sometimes push others out of the way w

first_imgWe see the same pattern in modern collisions at large and small scales. This image shows the collision between India and Asia (the deformation front is shown in red again) and the associated stretching and extension behind the indonesian subduction zone. The collision continues even when the red subduction zone is choked by mountain building because the green areas retreat and allow the indian ocean floor to keep subducting. This keeps the engine running. Credit: Louis Moresi using the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center, 2006. 2-minute Gridded Global Relief Data (ETOPO2v2), and imagery from the NASA Visible Earth Blue Marble Play Evolution of the model with the 80 Myr old slab (grey with yellow grid) and weaker overriding plate (blue with light blue grid). The indenter is shown in red. The strain rate field close to the surface is superimposed on the colouring of the material domains to show high strain rates as red tones and intermediate strain rates in yellow/green. Credit: Moresi et al. (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia has created a computer model that accurately predicts some aspects of mountain formation in early Australian history and has now described a new theory suggesting why the Himalayas continue to grow. In their paper, published in the journal Nature, the team describes how their model is challenging previously held theories regarding what happens when continental plates collide. Play Evolution of the model with the 80Myr old slab viewed from beneath the overriding plate looking towards the incoming indenting ribbon. The white/red balls are finite strain markers located under the oceanic plate at the start of the simulation. Credit: Moresi et al. Pleased with their findings, the team next turned to the Himalayas, home to most of the tallest mountains in the world. Scientists have been wondering for years why it is that India keeps pushing north into Eurasia, rather than stopping, as has occurred with the Alps. The new model showed India pushing parts of China and South-Eat Asia aside as it continues to move north, causing the continual rise in height of the mountains there. Explore further PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen The new computer model can’t prove what it illustrates but does appear to be a new step forward in explaining how our planet came to look like it does to today, and perhaps what it will look like in the future. 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. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreencenter_img Journal information: Nature More information: Dynamics of continental accretion, Nature (2014) doi:10.1038/nature13033AbstractSubduction zones become congested when they try to consume buoyant, exotic crust. The accretionary mountain belts (orogens) that form at these convergent plate margins have been the principal sites of lateral continental growth through Earth’s history. Modern examples of accretionary margins are the North American Cordilleras and southwest Pacific subduction zones. The geologic record contains abundant accretionary orogens, such as the Tasmanides1, along the eastern margin of the supercontinent Gondwana, and the Altaïdes, which formed on the southern margin of Laurasia2. In modern and ancient examples of long-lived accretionary orogens, the overriding plate is subjected to episodes of crustal extension and back-arc basin development, often related to subduction rollback3 and transient episodes of orogenesis and crustal shortening4, 5, 6, 7, coincident with accretion of exotic crust. Here we present three-dimensional dynamic models that show how accretionary margins evolve from the initial collision, through a period of plate margin instability, to re-establishment of a stable convergent margin. The models illustrate how significant curvature of the orogenic system develops, as well as the mechanism for tectonic escape of the back-arc region. The complexity of the morphology and the evolution of the system are caused by lateral rollback of a tightly arcuate trench migrating parallel to the plate boundary and orthogonally to the convergence direction. We find geological and geophysical evidence for this process in the Tasmanides of eastern Australia, and infer that this is a recurrent and global phenomenon.Press release Earth’s past gives clues to future changes The planet is still evolving, despite what our eyes tell us. The continents, for example, are all moving—some of them are even crashing into one another causing earthquakes and mountain formation. The surface of the Earth is divided into several pieces known as plates, each of which is still moving in one direction or another. When such plates run into others, one of two things can happen: one can slip beneath the other, or the two can smash together causing great upheaval which results in the formation of mountains. Scientists studying plate movement have been trying to predict what will happen when collisions occur—whether there will be subduction or mountain formation, and if it’s the latter, what sorts of features the mountains will have. In this new effort, the researchers in Australia appear to have taken a step forward in doing just that.To gain a better understanding of exactly what occurs when plates collide, the researchers built a computer model that used data and information compiled from prior research. They then added a new idea, in which continents can be squeezed upwards as other parts are pushed aside. They then set the model’s clock back in time to see if it could predict what we see around us today. Remarkably, in the case of one ancient small plate running into Australia, the model proved surprisingly accurate—creating realistic renditions of a mountain range that currently exists in eastern Australia—it even revealed how several formations could have come to exist that had defied earlier explanation. Citation: Computer model shows continents sometimes push others out of the way (w/ video) (2014, March 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-03-continents-video.html © 2014 Phys.org The researchers interpret the complicated geology of South Eastern Australia as having been formed by the collision of an exotic terrane (VanDieland) in the Silurian period over 400 million years ago. We see evidence for a swirling pattern in the geological fabric of Australia which supports this idea. Mountain building at the front of the collision (red) and crustal thinning and stretching along the side and behind the terrane (green) are consistent with our model. Credit: Louis Moresi, Peter Betts and Ross Cayley using data available from Geoscience Australia at the Geophysical Archive Data Delivery Systemlast_img read more

Join hands to gift books to underprivileged kids

first_imgThis world book fair at New Delhi, National Book Trust (NBT) and Snapdeal have come together with an aim to inculcate reading habit amongst the underprivileged kids through their initiative ‘Har Hath Ek Kitab’. On this occasion, NBT and Snapdeal have launched an online portal, www.harhathekkitab.com to expand its outreach, so that people from across the country can support the movement by gifting books for underprivileged kids. During the fair, which will go on till January 14, Snapdeal and NBT will be promoting this initiative through various activity corners organised at different parts of Pragati Maidan. People interested in donating towards this program can either visit Snapdeal’s stall no. 63, Hall Hangar or they can just go to the website. Through the website or the stall, people can choose to gift anywhere between four to 2000 books at subsidised price of Rs 25 per book. Once a contribution is made, NGOs select relevant books for kids from a catalog of 600+ books by the NBT. These books are then dispatched to kids across India where reading among kids is facilitated by the NGO staff. Several Kids from various NGOs across NCR will also be exploring the fair and attending various workshops being organised as a part of this initiative. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUnder the pilot phase of Har Hath Ek Kitab, 10,000+ books have been contributed for kids across India. With more than 10 NGOs involved – Teach for India, Goonj, Bhumi, 17000ft Foundation, etc. books have been delivered to kids across India from Ladakh to Chennai. During this book fair, Snapdeal aims to reach the milestone of 50,000 books.”We are excited to power the technology for the launch of ‘Har Haath Ek Kitaab’.com and are confident that the new site will enable people from anywhere in the world to donate books to young children. Snapdeal Sunshine aims to enrich life of many Indian citizens and this partnership is just another step in the direction,” said Rajnish Wahi, Sr. V.P Corporate Affairs and Communications, Snapdeal.Baldeo Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust, India said, “On the occasion of New Delhi World Book Fair 2018, which promotes reading culture in the country, we have joined hands with Snapdeal for a noble cause to launch www.harhathekkitab.com. We are confident that this program will inspire people to donate books to enhance the knowledge of children and shape their future in a better way.”last_img read more

Deltas 50 million quest to end lost airline luggage

first_imgTags: Delta Delta’s $50 million quest to end lost airline luggage Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Posted by Sharecenter_img LINTHICUM — Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit.As each suitcase climbs up the conveyor belt into the plane, a small computer verifies that it actually belongs on that flight. If one bag didn’t, a red light would flash and the belt would stop until somebody acknowledges the mistake and reroutes the luggage.This is the future of baggage handling. Delta Air Lines is investing $50 million to soothe one of air travel’s biggest headaches: lost and delayed luggage.Delta carried nearly 120 million checked suitcases last year, collecting $25 in fees, each way, for most domestic bags. For that price, fliers expect their suitcase to be waiting on the carousel when they arrive. Delta already has one of the airline industry’s best luggage handling records — just 1 out of every 500 bags failed to arrive on time — but hopes that by deploying a RFID, or radio-frequency identification, tracking system globally it can improve further.If the system works, other airlines are likely to follow. Ultimately the bag tag might be replaced with permanent RFID readers in our suitcases, reducing the chances fliers in the future will start a vacation missing their swimsuit.“It’s a very smart move,” says Henry Harteveldt, founder of travel consultancy Atmosphere Research Group. “It’s one that will help increase customer confidence that their bags will arrive with them.”RFID wirelessly identifies tags attached to items. The technology is widely used at warehouses to track goods but Delta’s rollout is the first global use for passenger bags.To better understand the technology, think about your local supermarket. If every grocery item had an RFID tag, cashiers wouldn’t have to scan each product at checkout. Instead, the groceries would pass by a scanner and be instantly registered. Shoppers could even leave everything in their cart, having it all tallied at once.The same principles apply to checked luggage.Most airlines today use barcodes on tags to identify each suitcase — each tag has its own unique 10-digit number — and make sure it is loaded onto the right plane. But reading each barcode with a handheld scanner is time consuming. Often, a bag or two aren’t scanned or error messages are missed by workers focused on getting planes out on time.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyDelta designed its system to stop those errors. At the airline’s 84 largest airports — accounting for 85 per cent of its passengers — Delta will have 1,500 special belt loaders with RFID readers built in. Those loaders — like the one DaRosa was using — stop when a bag for a different flight is accidently placed on the belt.“It’s amazing technology,” says DaRosa, a ramp supervisor who has been testing the technology at Baltimore Washington International Airport. “It’s going to totally eliminate a bunch of careless little errors.”Replacing handheld scanners allows ramp workers to use both hands to lift bags, reducing injuries and speeding up the loading and unloading process. RFID also shortens the time needed to find and remove a bag from a plane at the last second. All of that means more on-time flights.Delta is also using RFID to track bags through the labyrinth of conveyor belts below terminals. If bags fall off a belt at a particular curve or get suck at a junction, Delta will now have enough RFID readers — about 5,200 globally — to pinpoint the trouble spot and fix it. The Atlanta-based airline says it plans to have the system online in 344 airports by the end of August.The new tags look like traditional ones. But if held up to the light, passengers can see a fingernail-size chip and a credit card size antenna inlayed inside.By the end of this year, fliers will be able to track their bags through the Delta smartphone app, getting push notifications at each step of the journey. If a bag misses its flight, passengers are also notified instantly.That way passengers “aren’t standing at a baggage carousel waiting for the last piece of luggage to come off to realize their bag isn’t there,” says Sandy Gordon, Delta’s vice-president of airport operations for the eastern U.S.Most passengers’ bags do arrive on time. But there are so hiccups, with 1 out of every 500 bags Delta carried last year failing to do so. It’s a record surpassed by only Virgin America and JetBlue Airways, which both have smaller and simpler route networks. Twice as many were delayed last year on American Airlines, according to statistics reported to the Department of Transportation.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckBags often get delayed when bad weather forces tight connections or passengers are rerouted onto new flights.Of the 245,000 bags Delta mishandled last year, 208,000 of them arrived within three hours, according to the airline. Another 25,000 were reunited with passengers within 12 hours. The remaining 12,000 were either lost or took more than 12 hours to be delivered.Installing RFID isn’t going to solve all of Delta’s baggage problems. But the airline estimates a 10-per cent reduction in delayed bags. That means about 25,000 fewer bags the airline has to deliver to passengers’ homes, offices or hotel rooms.For the past five years, Australian airline Qantas has offered a permanent RFID bag tag that fliers can purchase for about $23 and use when flying the airline domestically. Several big airports, including those in Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Milan and Tokyo, use RFID to track bags through parts of their systems.But Delta, the world’s second largest carrier by passenger traffic, is providing the most-comprehensive tracking the industry has seen to date.Airlines have long found RFID too pricey but the cost has dropped. McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas says it currently pays 12 cents for each RFID tag, down from 21.5 cents a decade ago. Traditional tags cost the airport 3 cents.Delta refused to say how much it’s paying for RFID bag tags, except that it is less than 10 cents each.The new tracking system won’t follow every suitcase.There are limitations.It includes bags checked at the gate and claimed at a baggage carousel. But items like strollers or bags checked at the gate for regional jets — those picked up at the arriving gate — currently aren’t tracked with RFID.If a Delta passenger connects onto a flight with a Delta partner like Air France, the traditional barcode tag takes over for the final leg of the journey. However, an Air France passenger connecting to a Delta flight gets a RFID sticker added to the traditional tag when their luggage first enters Delta’s possession.And nothing is preventing the airline from losing your bag if any of these tags get ripped off along the way. The Canadian Press << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

ANDRE Savelio has signed a twoyear extension at t

first_imgANDRE Savelio has signed a two-year extension at the Champions.The exciting young forward’s deal will take him through to the end of season 2017.“I’m happy to agree a deal,” he said. “I love playing with the group of lads we have at Saints and I am very grateful for the opportunity.“I’ve had to work hard this year because I missed pre-season in 2014 because I was unwell. I had a lot of catching up to do but it has been good. I’m happy with how it has gone so far and I am grateful that Keiron (Cunningham) has given me the chance to play a number of first team games.“Hopefully, we can win something again and do better than last season. I’d like us to retain the League Leaders’ Shield, go to Old Trafford once more and get to Wembley. We all know we have to work hard to make that happen.“I just want to keep on playing, training and repay the faith the coach has in me.”Andre joined Saints from Latchford Albion and has been with the club since he was 14 – making a stunning debut against Leeds last season.Since then he’s played a total of 21 games, scoring two tries.He continued: “I’d like to thank Mike Rush for sorting the deal out and sticking by me as well as Keiron Cunningham. I’ve had some dark times over the last couple of years and they have both stuck by me. I owe them a lot.”last_img read more

Weird But True Microsoft Is Developing a StressMonitoring Bra

first_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Add to Queue Register Now » Women who are concerned about stress-induced overeating already have a lot of reasons to stress out, and now they have to another thing to worry about: their undergarments tattling on their moods.Or, maybe it’s a good thing.Researchers at Microsoft have developed a bra that they claim helps to regulate stress eating by monitoring the wearer’s vital signs and moods. The goal of the high-tech underwear is to help reduce stress eating by making the woman wearing it more aware of when she is anxious and likely to overindulge in an effort to make herself feel better.The high-tech bra uses sensor pads with battery-powered microprocessors that sample up to eight bio-signal channels simultaneously, gathering information such as heart rate and respiration, skin conductance and movement, according to a report from Discovery. The pads use EKG sensors, electrodermal activity sensors, accelerometers, and gyroscopes to gather data, which is then streamed to a smartphone app and the researchers’ computer.The test subjects recorded their own moods on the smartphone app, and the scientists used that data, along with the data collected from the bra-sensors, to predict physiological changes that accompany eating and stress.Mary Czerwinski, a cognitive psychologist and senior researcher in visualization and interaction at Microsoft, presented her findings at the Society for Affective Computing’s recent conference, in a paper titled “Food and Mood: Just-in-Time Support for Emotional Eating.””It’s mostly women who are emotional overeaters, and it turns out that a bra is perfect for measuring EKG (electrocardiogram),” she said. “We tried to do the same thing for men’s underwear but it was too far away (from the heart).”The other problem the researchers encountered was that the sensors’ batteries only lasted about four hours before needing to be recharged. Czerwinski’s next focus will be to find another part of the body that can be used to monitor moods with similar physiological accuracy, but requiring less work.What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below. –shares Next Article 2 min read December 10, 2013 Katherine Gray Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Technology Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bralast_img read more

Faster Food This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

first_img January 21, 2014 Guest Writer Technology Add to Queue Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH 2 min read Next Article Technology Writer Fast food burgers are no match for the high-speed burgers being created at one New Zealand restaurant. C1 Cafe in Christchurch has created a new system that delivers burgers to restaurant goers’ tables at an astounding 87 mph.Think of it this way: a burger that moves faster than your car on the freeway.The pneumatic tube food delivery system is the creation of owner Sam Crofskey who originally saw the idea on the cartoon Futurama. With the system, sliders are stacked inside a metal tube, and are then shot from the kitchen directly to a diner’s table. “Pneumatic” means the tubes are transported using air pressure.”We want to be really memorable,” Crofskey told New Zealand’s The Press. ”This is a world first.'”The process is similar to how some bank tellers send paper out to cars at a traditional drive-through teller window. C1 started out using the system to send orders back to the kitchen as a trial, and installed extra-large tubing to handle the heavier burger load.Burgers will arrive on tables in a stainless steel tube. Each tube is capable of holding three sliders, as well as a small side of fries. A custom air-brake system also slows down your food before it reaches your table, so the only injury you’re likely to get from your food is a larger waistline.Installing the system at every table in the restaurant is a gargantuan task. For tables along the wall, the burgers will arrive from above, but for center tables the restaurant is looking at ways to have the burgers arrive from below the table.Installing the entire system will take more than a year, with three new tables coming online each month. The first six tables are expected to start launching high-speed burgers to the public later this month.If these guys can deliver burgers in their restaurant at highway speeds, how can you supercharge your product delivery?What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below.   Emily Price Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more

Business Travel Awards 2016 Best Social Campaign

first_img Magazine Contributor Next Article Add to Queue 1 min read Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Social Media Business Travel Awards 2016: Best Social Campaign Each year, the Canadian airline one-ups its own Christmas shenanigans: In 2012, it choreographed an airport flash mob of singing elves. In 2013, a Santa asked boarding passengers for their wish lists, then scrambled to buy and wrap those items before they landed at their destination; for 2014, the airline took the idea to a village in the Dominican Republic. And last year, says Greg Hounslow, the airline’s manager of emerging media, “we realized we could create something that felt more like a movement than a moment.”All 12,000 employees were given Blue Santa hats and encouraged to perform a mini miracle on December 9 in their local community. The random acts of kindness spanned the globe — and as photos and videos were shared on social media, the do-goodery spread beyond employees. The campaign clocked 31,793 miracles, ranging from free coffees to a free family vacation for a soldier. The results: #WestJetChristmas snagged nearly a quarter of a million Facebook likes, shares and comments, and execs calculated that the campaign helped buoy revenue by almost $900,000. It was a gift for all.Check Out the 2016 Business Travel Award Winners April 22, 2016 Register Now » This story appears in the May 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » –shares Jeff Chu, Margaret Rhodes, Kate Rockwood, Stephanie Schomer Image credit: WESTJET AIRLINES Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel.last_img read more

Acquia Unveils Faster Easier Personalization for Marketers

first_img AcquiaAcquia Engage Europedata-driven personalizationDrupalMarketing Technology NewsNewspersonalization Previous ArticleConnatix Announces Launch of Elements, the First Online Video Platform with Built-in Revenue for PublishersNext ArticleAdobe Experience Platform Taps AI-Triggered Analytics to Boost Real-Time CXM Acquia Unveils Faster, Easier Personalization for Marketers Business WireJune 18, 2019, 4:44 pmJuly 2, 2019 Announced at Acquia Engage Europe; the Only Personalization Tool Optimized for Drupal Helps Marketers Build and Launch No-Code Personalizations for Superior Digital ExperiencesAcquia announced the all-new Acquia Lift, the only personalization tool optimized for Drupal, now available as a no-code application to help marketers quickly and easily optimize customer experiences. The new product was unveiled at Acquia Engage Europe, where attendees got a first look at Acquia’s data-driven personalization solution.“As a non-profit health system with more than 200 sites of care and affiliates, we pride ourselves on offering convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes”To meet customer expectations, marketers recognize the need to offer more personalized experiences. However, research shows nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of marketers globally feel like technology has made it harder, not easier, to do this.The latest release of Acquia Lift addresses this challenge head-on with a unified and marketer-ready interface, allowing users to execute all profile management, segmentation, and personalization activities in a single place. Anyone — regardless of technical acumen — can point, click, and personalize without any code.“In this competitive, fast-paced market, we know how important it is for businesses to be agile enough to quickly deliver relevant, customized content to users,” said Shareen Campbell, Head of Global Partnerships & Alliances, EPAM. “As an Acquia Global Select Partner, we’re excited to leverage Acquia Lift’s new capabilities and continue to enhance our clients’ digital platforms and customer experiences through personalization.”Marketing Technology News: Broadvoice Welcomes Kim McLachlan as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing“As a non-profit health system with more than 200 sites of care and affiliates, we pride ourselves on offering convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes,” said Debbie Kenemer, Executive Director, Digital Marketing at Community Health Network. “Our digital properties have to be equally focused on our patients and their needs. Acquia Lift helps us better understand our site visitors and put more relevant and specific information and services in front of them, increasing the opportunities that help them live healthier while also securing the care and information that’s important.”New key capabilities for Acquia Lift include:Simple campaign creation — enabling marketers to create complex personalization campaigns in three simple stepsTesting and targeting with no code — powering the creation and launch of website personalization without technical skillClearly defined personalization campaign types — users can launch A/B tests, target personalizations to specific audiences, or recommend content across a series of sessions to deliver the best possible experienceEnhanced scheduling — helping marketing teams align personalizations to events, promotions, sales, and press activitiesReal-time dashboards and advanced analytics — providing the ability to quickly review activities and metrics for both optimizing and validating marketing investmentMarketing Technology News: Constant Contact Unveils New WooCommerce and Shopify Offerings at 2019 Internet Retailer Conference“In today’s world, personalization is at the core of successful customer experiences. As a result, we have seen rapid adoption of Acquia Lift, which is now used by leading brands like Wendy’s, Bayer, and BlueCross BlueShield,” said Dries Buytaert, Acquia co-founder and CTO. “Most organizations know that personalization is no longer optional, but put it off because it can be difficult. Acquia Lift, in combination with our other solutions, solves that. It provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use, platform that drives real business results – helping you understand your customers, and improve engagement with relevant, personalized content.”Marketing Technology News: Cognitiv Launches First Deep Learning Incrementality Solution To Help Marketers Find New Customerslast_img read more

New study establishes how stress favors breast cancer growth and spread

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 19 2019Cancer: The word alone evokes dread, anxiety, and fear. Accordingly, many women living with the disease and undergoing treatment experience chronic stress and depression. Scientists have demonstrated, in studies with rodents and humans, that stress can exacerbate cancer’s progression, but it wasn’t clear how.A new study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, establishes that the stress hormone epinephrine sets off a cascade of biochemical reactions that favor breast cancer growth and spread.In the study, the researchers first demonstrated the effects of chronic stress on cancer stem cell growth, a novel twist on previous research that did not specifically focus on these self-perpetuating cells.”You can kill all the cells you want in a tumor, but if the stem cells, or mother cells, are not killed, then the tumor is going to grow and metastasize. This is one of the first studies to link chronic stress specifically with the growth of breast cancer stem cells,” says Keith Kelley, emeritus professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, and an author on the study.To do this, they induced chronic stress in mice, by placing them in small enclosures that limited their movement. All the mice were stressed for a week before being inoculated with either human or mouse breast cancer cells. After inoculation, the mice were split into two groups: controls, which were moved into large cages; and stressed, which stayed in the small enclosures for an additional 30 days.Confirming the researchers’ expectations, the mice experiencing chronic stress showed behavioral changes consistent with anxiety and depression. They also had bigger, faster-growing tumors and more cancer stem cells than mice in control conditions.Having demonstrated the link between chronic stress, mood changes, and enhanced growth of breast cancer stem cells, the scientists went on to investigate the underlying biochemical underpinnings that caused stress to increase growth of cancer cells.”The direct signaling network between stress pathways and a cancer-propagating system remains almost completely unknown,” says Quentin Liu of the Institute of Cancer Stem Cell at Dalian Medical University in China and principal investigator on the study. “A better understanding of the biochemistry that causes stress to increase the growth of cancer cells could lead us toward targeted drug interventions, one of which we discovered in this work.”Related StoriesHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsNew study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancerStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessaryMultiple lines of evidence led the scientists toward epinephrine, one of the body’s major stress hormones. First, epinephrine levels were significantly elevated in mice that experienced stress for the duration of the experiment. Second, in stressed mice that received treatments to inactivate the receptor for epinephrine – ADRB2 – tumors were significantly smaller and fewer stem cells were found.”When most people think of stress, they think it’s cortisol that’s suppressing the immune system. The amazing thing is cortisol was actually lower after a month of stress,” Kelley says.Once epinephrine binds to one of its two receptors, ADRB2, it elevates levels of an enzyme called lactate dehydrogenase. In normal situations, this enzyme delivers quick energy to muscles in a fight-or-flight situation and produces lactate as a byproduct. But cancer cells need lactate for energy. With excessive amounts of lactate dehydrogenase in chronically stressed individuals, cancer-causing genes are activated and cancer cells proliferate.”These data provide a novel pathway that explains how elevated epinephrine caused by chronic stress promotes breast cancer progression by acting directly on cancer stem cells,” Liu says.To evaluate the clinical significance of their findings with mice, the scientists measured epinephrine in the blood of 83 human breast cancer patients. Women with high levels of the stress hormone also had high levels of lactate dehydrogenase in biopsied breast cancer tissue, compared with adjacent non-cancerous tissue. Importantly, and consistent with findings in mice, patients with high serum epinephrine had significantly lower overall survival and disease-free survival compared to patients with low epinephrine levels.In a final test, the researchers grew breast cancer cells in the lab and introduced a wide variety of FDA-approved cancer drugs. Several treatments, including vitamin C, suppressed lactate dehydrogenase production. When vitamin C was injected into stressed mice, tumors shrank.Scientists have suspected Vitamin C’s cancer-fighting potential for decades, and several clinical trials have demonstrated positive results. This study contributes a new understanding of the vitamin’s action in biochemical pathways relevant to chronically stressed breast cancer patients.”Taken together, these findings show that vitamin C might be a novel and effective therapeutic agent for targeting cancer in patients undergoing chronic stress,” Liu says. Source:https://aces.illinois.edu/news/mouse-study-reveals-how-chronic-stress-promotes-breast-cancer-stem-cells-identifies-vitamin-clast_img read more

Xerox CEO to resign in settlement with top shareholders

Judge Barry Ostrager of New York’s Supreme Court in Manhattan temporarily blocked the planned takeover of Xerox by Japan’s Fujifilm 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. © 2018 AFP The CEO of US photocopier and printer maker Xerox is stepping down to end a battle with shareholders opposed to a planned takeover by Japan’s Fujifilm. Explore further US judge temporarily blocks Xerox takeover by Fujifilm Citation: Xerox CEO to resign in settlement with top shareholders (2018, May 2) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-xerox-ceo-resign-settlement-shareholders.html Major shareholders Darwin Deason and Carl Icahn, who together control 15.2 percent of Xerox’s shares, have vigorously opposed the takeover and have filed a suit to block it.On Friday, a US court ordered a temporary block of the takeover, saying it prioritised the interest of Xerox’s CEO over its shareholders.In a statement issued Tuesday in the US, Xerox said Jeff Jacobson would be replaced John Visentin as CEO, with Keith Cozza taking on his role as board chairman.Both men are backed by Deason and Icahn.Under the planned deal, Xerox would be absorbed by an existing joint venture known as Fuji Xerox, falling under the control of Fujifilm.After the transaction is completed, Fujifilm would hold 50.1 percent of Fuji Xerox, while current Xerox shareholders would receive a special cash dividend of $2.5 billion. Deason and Icahn sued in February claiming a secret 2001 deal between Xerox and Fujifilm contained a clause that prevented the Xerox board from seeking another buyer, effectively shortchanging the company’s shareholders.Six board members will step down along with Jacobson, and the newly formed board will “meet immediately to, among other things, begin a process to evaluate all strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value,” Xerox said.It will weigh all options, “including terminating or restructuring Xerox’s relationship with Fujifilm and the proposed transaction with Fujifilm,” the statement said.On Wednesday in Japan, Fujifilm said it had “serious concerns” about the resignation of Jacobson and the other board members.”We believe the combination of Xerox and Fuji Xerox is the best option to provide exceptional value to shareholders of both companies,” it said, adding it believed the new board had an “obligation” to uphold the deal.Fujifilm said it would appeal against Friday’s ruling “as we believe the record shows our good faith and arms-length negotiations for the benefit of all shareholders.”Fujifilm shares plunged 5.45 percent to 4,123 yen in Tokyo on Wednesday. read more

373 dead in Kerala since May 30 due to rains floods landslides

first_imgAugust 21, 2018 SHARE SHARE EMAIL death COMMENT Death toll rises to 29 as Kerala remains under water 774 dead in monsoon-related incidents in seven states A total of 373 people have lost their lives and 32 others went missing in Kerala.   –  The Hindu ‘Red alert’ withdrawn for all districts as rain abates in flood-ravaged Kerala Rains batter North Kerala; 30,000 people in relief camps RELATED center_img NDRF deployed 59 teams and 207 boats; Army 23 teams and 104 boats and Navy 94 teams for resuce operations Rains, floods and landslides in Kerala have killed 373 people since May 30, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today. Altogether 87 people were injured and 32 others went missing in the deluge which hit all the 14 districts of the southern state.A total of 373 people have lost their lives and 32 others went missing in Kerala since May 30 following monsoon rainfall, the NDMA said in a statement. Over 54.11 lakh people in Kerala were affected in the massive floods of which 12.47 lakh inmates have taken shelter in 5,645 relief camps since May 30, it said.The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 59 teams and 207 boats, the Army has deployed 23 teams and 104 boats, the Navy has deployed 94 teams for the rescue and relief operations. The Navy has also deployed one medical team, nine helicopters, two fixed wing aircraft, 94 boats, the Coast Guard has deployed 36 teams, 49 boats, two helicopters, 23 fixed wing helicopters, two fixed wing aircraft and 27 hired boats.The Air Force has deployed 22 helicopters, 23 fixed wing aircraft while the Central Reserve Police Force has deployed 10 teams and the Border Security Force has deployed three company comprising 300 personnel.The water level at the Mullaperiyar dam is at 140 feet, Idukki dam is at 2402.18 feet, Banasura Sagar dam is at 775.2 metre, Karapuzha dam is at 758.2 metre, Thenmala dam is at 114.80 metre, Idamalayar dam is at 168.86 metre and Pazhassi dam is at 16.9 metre.The Centre has already declared the devastating floods in Kerala a “calamity of severe nature” as the state braced for the gigantic task of reconstruction of destroyed infrastructure and rehabilitation lakhs of people rendered homeless. Kerala SHARE Kerala rains: All shutters opened at Idukki dam Kerala deluged Published on natural disasters COMMENTSlast_img read more

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