11 days agoCraddock urges Wolves to keep Arsenal target Boly

first_imgCraddock urges Wolves to keep Arsenal target Bolyby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wolves skipper Jody Craddock is a fan of Willy Boly.Arsenal have been linked with Boly, who Wolves signed for £10m from Porto in the summer of 2018.“We definitely want him to stay at Wolves as he’s been doing so well, but he probably could walk into another team higher up the table,” Craddock told the Express & Star.“Hopefully, he doesn’t. But when you’ve got these players and they’re playing well, there’s always going to be clubs sniffing around them.”Then, it’s down to Wolves to do the job and keep hold of him if we want to step up to the table ourselves.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Hundreds of Jobs to Be Created from Seven Upcoming Projects

first_imgStory Highlights Opening the 2018/19 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 8, Mr. Shaw said the seven projects will consist of investment and reform initiatives intended to accelerate Jamaica’s economic growth and job creation agenda. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced seven upcoming projects that will result in the creation of hundreds of jobs for Jamaicans during the fiscal year 2018/2019.They are Jiuquan Iron and Steel (JISCO), North-South Highway Development Projects, South Coast Highway Improvement Project, Montego Bay Perimeter Road Project, Naggo Head Technology Park, Morant Bay Town Revitalisation, and Public Bodies Investment Programme.Opening the 2018/19 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 8, Mr. Shaw said the seven projects will consist of investment and reform initiatives intended to accelerate Jamaica’s economic growth and job creation agenda.“JISCO has already resumed production at the Alpart alumina plant following an eight-year shutdown. JISCO plans further investment that could amount to as much as US$6 billion, the largest investment made by a single private-sector company in Jamaican history. These investments include substantial linkages with the agricultural sector. The investment programme also includes construction of a new 230MW power plant using liquefied natural gas (LNG). Currently, 960 persons are employed at the JISCO/Alpart plant,” Mr. Shaw said.He also spoke about the projected benefits from the North-South Highway Development Projects.“The North-South Highway Development Projects are expected to exceed US$2 billion. These are commercial investments by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC). It is important to note that no Government of Jamaica counterpart resources are required for these investments. This is a model that must be replicated,” he said.Regarding the South Coast Highway Improvement Project, Mr. Shaw told the House that the venture is expected to represent an investment of approximately US$385 million.“The project will upgrade the highway from Harbour View to Port Antonio, repair access roads in St. Thomas and construct the next leg of the East West toll road to Manchester. The completed roadworks are expected to boost our productivity and create new investment opportunities,” Mr. Shaw said.The Montego Bay Perimeter Road Project will include the construction of a US$220-million perimeter road to relieve the extreme congestion in the heart of Jamaica’s second city.The Naggo Head Technology Park will consist of a state-of-the-art business process outsourcing (BPO) complex, which will be the first major BPO Technology Park in the Caribbean with special economic zone status comprising over 800,000 square feet.For the Morant Bay town revitalisation project, the Factories Corporation of Jamaica has been mandated to establish the Morant Bay Urban Centre at the site of the former Goodyear Tyre Factory.The Morant Bay Urban Centre will be a 500,000-sq.ft. integrated business centre, housing both public- and private-sector entities.“In relation to the public bodies investment programme, total capital expenditure is projected at $68.4 billion, with three public bodies accounting for almost 80 per cent of the planned expenditure. This is focused on meeting the people’s test by providing increased access to housing, water, investment and job opportunities,” the Minister explained. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced seven upcoming projects that will result in the creation of hundreds of jobs for Jamaicans during the fiscal year 2018/2019. “The North-South Highway Development Projects are expected to exceed US$2 billion. These are commercial investments by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC). It is important to note that no Government of Jamaica counterpart resources are required for these investments. This is a model that must be replicated,” he said.last_img read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball sweeps three teams wrapping up nonconference play

Ohio State’s libero Valeria Leon passes a ball in the regional quarterfinal versus Washington on December 11, 2015. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsThe No. 19 Ohio State women’s volleyball team couldn’t have asked for a better ending to its nonconference season. Just like dominos, three teams fell to the Buckeyes. Not to mention, all of the matches were three-set sweeps. OSU dominated the competition to clinch the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge title on Saturday in Muncie, Indiana. Valparaiso was the first of the Buckeyes’ victims on Friday, followed by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Ball State Cardinals gave OSU the biggest run for its money on Saturday, but it was the Buckeye “tribe” who came out on top. Senior libero Valeria León, senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe and sophomore outside hitter Audra Appold earned all-tournament honors. León earned the tournament MVP title with 3.78 digs per set. Sandbothe and León have been named to all-tournament squads in three of the past four weekend tournaments.ValparaisoValparaiso hung with the Buckeyes in the first set until OSU started to pull away at 19-13, with credit to the power of middle blockers Sandbothe and freshman Madison Smeathers. An assisted block from Sandbothe and senior middle blocker Kylie Randall sealed the win in the first set, 25-17. OSU jumped out to an early lead in the second set and eventually put away the Crusaders, 25-13. Junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer contributed five kills to the Buckeye offense. A block by Smeathers and Schirmer for the final point in the third set would wrangle in the victory for OSU, 25-18. Sandbothe led the offense for the Buckeyes with a .458 hitting percentage, followed by a strong performance from Appold who hit .364. OSU more than doubled the Crusaders in kills, 50 to 19. UNCGErrors on OSU’s side of the net and an aggressive UNCG team kept the first set of the match close, with nine times during the opening frame. A final Spartan timeout wasn’t enough to hold back Sandbothe. She closed out the set with three kills, making the score 25-20 going into the second set. The Buckeyes would shut down the UNCG offense in the next set. OSU went on a seven-point run to win 25-12. The third and final set showcased OSU’s “tribe” motto with six players slamming down kills for the 25-14 set and match win.Randall, Schirmer and Appold all had an errorless hitting performances. Appold also tied León for a team-high 10 digs, and Sandbothe walked away from the match with a monstrous .615 attacking percentage. Ball StateOSU’s final match carried some weight with it – the last nonconference match for the team and a tournament title on the line. The momentum from the Buckeyes’ previous two matches carried into the first set against the Cardinals. Despite a couple of four-point leads by Ball State, OSU battled back to eventually take the advantage, 17-16 on a service ace by Sandbothe.Another service ace by sophomore setter Taylor Hughes coming out of a Cardinal timeout was enough to push the Buckeyes to secure a first-win set, 25-21. In the second, Smeathers went to work on defense, assisting on three blocks and stuffing the Cardinals’ Sydnee Vanbeek for a solo block. OSU took the second set, 25-17. Two early three-point runs put the Buckeyes up 9-2 in the final set. Ball State would have its own five-point run later in the game to tighten the set, two OSU kills and an attacking error for the Cardinals would give the Buckeyes the set win, the match win and complete the perfect trifecta of tournament play. Hughes racked up 36 assists during the match, and five out of six OSU hitters hit above .300. Sandbothe and Appold combined for 27 kills against the Cardinals. The women’s volleyball team improved to 10-2 on the season and will challenge its first Big Ten opponent when they travel to Wisconsin on Sept. 23. read more

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Silence Instagram Trolls With Keyword Filters

first_img Instagram today introduced a new comment-moderation tool.”We’re taking the next step to ensure Instagram remains a positive place to express yourself,” CEO Kevin Systrom wrote in a blog announcement. The photo-sharing service boasts a diverse community. But on social media, as in life, not everyone gets along. “To empower each individual, we need to promote a culture where everyone feels safe to be themselves without criticism or harassment,” Systrom said.So, Instagram is rolling out to all users a keyword-moderation tool. Simply tap the gear icon in your profile and look for “Comments” — under the Settings header, between “Mobile Data Use” and the option to save original photos).The feature lets anyone create a personalized list of words you consider offensive or inappropriate — whether it’s racial slurs, obscenity or just “Justin Bieber.” Users can build their own list or help themselves to the default words provided. Moving forward, comments featuring those words and phrases will be hidden from your posts, saving you the hassle of swiping to delete, reporting inappropriate comments and blocking accounts.”We know tools aren’t the only solution for this complex problem, but together we can work towards keeping Instagram a safe place for self-expression,” Systrom said.This week’s adjustments, he added, are not only his “personal wish,” but also “our responsibility as a company.”Over the summer, Instagram teased a new content-specific filtering feature that let users flip comments on and off on a per-post basis.Rival Twitter has faced backlash over its inability to effectively crack down on trolls and hateful comments. Last month it introduced two new features aimed at giving users more control: a new “quality filter” option to your notification settings that, when enabled, prevents you from seeing “lower-quality content”; and anotherthat will limit alerts to only people you follow. Silence Instagram Trolls With Keyword Filters Next Article All users can now blacklist specific words and phrases to ensure they will not appear in comments. September 13, 2016 Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: Shutterstock Add to Queue 2 min readcenter_img –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Register Now » Instagram This story originally appeared on PCMag Stephanie Mlot Reporter at PCMaglast_img read more

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Dynata Organizes for Future Growth

first_imgDynata Organizes for Future Growth PRNewswireMay 24, 2019, 1:36 pmMay 24, 2019 Newly Created Unit Accelerates Product Innovation and Development of First-Party Data Solutions for Marketing Services, and Operational Realignment Strengthens Customer ExperienceDynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, is pleased to announce that it has aligned the company to provide greater value to customers, partners, and stakeholders. Dynata’s recent strategic mergers and acquisitions, new brand identity, and organizational realignment, have established the scale and capabilities necessary to become the world’s largest and most reliable permission-based, first-party data provider.Dynata SolutionsData-driven marketers and advertisers understand that first-party data adds enormous value across marketing channels, digital and offline, as they make business decisions on a global, enterprise scale. To expand its first-party data throughout the marketing services continuum, including media, advertising, CRM, and activation, as well as to accelerate innovation within its current portfolio of global products, the company has established a new unit named Dynata Solutions.Hugh Davis, former Co-Founder of Reimagine Holdings Group, recently acquired by Dynata, will lead the new unit, as President, Dynata Solutions. Davis will drive the business strategy and development of a comprehensive array of first-party data solutions, incorporating the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to create robust automated and self-service data solutions.Marketing Technology News: MRC Continues DoubleVerify’s Accreditation for Desktop, Mobile Web & In-App Impressions, SIVT Traffic Filtration & ViewabilityCustomer ExperienceIn the Americas region, Dynata has realigned its sales and operational units into a new, integrated structure designed to provide an enhanced customer experience and deliver long-term growth. The holistic customer service approach is more closely aligned with customer needs and reflects Dynata’s increased focus on supporting its customers with a world-class experience.Keith Price, former Co-Founder of Reimagine, has been named President, Customer Experience, Americas and will lead Dynata’s efforts to create and implement a best-in-class customer experience for its customers in the Americas. This includes consistent delivery of high-quality data, modern data analysis technology, and seamless delivery of insights to empower customers to make quicker, more informed business decisions for better results.Marketing Technology News: Marking GDPR Anniversary, nCipher Survey Reveals Americans’ Data Privacy Attitudes“With the scale that has been created from the Research Now/SSI merger, in addition to the added capabilities from the recent Reimagine acquisition, we are strategically positioned for future growth,” said Gary S. Laben, CEO, Dynata. “The creation of Dynata Solutions will accelerate product innovation to meet the data-centric marketing needs of our clients, and greater alignment around our customers in the Americas will enable us to improve execution and increase efficiency for their businesses.”Marketing Technology News: Teleperformance Groups ‘Praxidia Knowledge Services’ partners with CallMiner to launch TP Interact – a Comprehensive Interaction Analytics Solution Acquisitioncrmcustomer experienceDynataMarketing TechnologyNewsReimagine Previous ArticleIo-Tahoe Integrates with OneTrust and Joins Data Discovery Partner ProgramNext ArticleEmployee Mistakes #1 Threat to Data Security in Hong Kong and Taiwan; Cloud Adoption Driving Encryption Says Ncipherlast_img read more

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Study Brain cells involved in memory play key role in reducing future

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 18 2019Brain cells involved in memory play an important role after a meal in reducing future eating behavior, a finding that could be key in understanding and fighting obesity, according to a study led by Georgia State University.The study suggests neurons in the hippocampus, a brain region that is vital for personal memories, inhibit future eating behavior by consolidating the memory of the preceding meal. The findings are published in the journal eNeuro.Two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and overeating is a major cause of this epidemic.”Memories of recently eaten foods can serve as a powerful mechanism for controlling eating behavior because they provide you with a record of your recent intake that likely outlasts most of the hormonal and brain signals generated by your meal,” said Dr. Marise Parent, associate director of the Neuroscience Institute and professor of neuroscience and psychology at Georgia State. “But surprisingly, the brain regions that allow memory to control future eating behavior are largely unknown.”Related StoriesMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsStudy provides new insight into longitudinal decline in brain network integrity associated with agingRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaHippocampal cells receive signals about hunger status and are connected to other brain areas that are important for starting and stopping eating. The researchers set out to determine if disrupting hippocampal function after a meal is eaten, when the memory of the meal is being stabilized, could promote eating later when these cells are functioning normally.They tested this prediction using an advanced method called optogenetics that uses light to control individual cells. Using this technique to inhibit hippocampal cells after rats ate a meal caused the animals to eat their next meal sooner and caused them to eat almost twice as much food during that next meal, even though the cells were no longer inhibited while the animals ate their next meal. This effect was observed regardless of whether the rats were offered rodent chow, a sugar solution or water sweetened with saccharin.The researchers found it interesting that rats would eat more saccharin after they interfered with their hippocampal function because this noncaloric sweetener produces very few gastrointestinal chemical signals generated by food. They concluded the effect they saw was most likely explained by an effect on memory consolidation, rather than by an impaired ability to process gastrointestinal messages.The findings have significant implications for understanding the causes of obesity and the ways to treat it. This research supports the idea that techniques that promote hippocampal-dependent memories of what, when and how much one eats could prove to be promising strategies for reducing eating and promoting weight loss. Source:https://news.gsu.edu/2019/01/17/researchers-identify-brain-cells-likely-involved-in-memories-of-eating-that-influence-next-meal/?utm_source=press-release&utm_medium=media&utm_campaign=eatinglast_img read more

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Researchers develop multimodal system for personalized poststroke rehabilitation

first_img Source:https://en.ktu.edu/news/lithuanian-researchers-are-developing-a-system-for-quality-post-stroke-rehabilitation/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 29 2019Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) and Italian high-tech company Gruppo Fos Lithuania are developing innovative technology for the personalized care of the patients who have experienced a stroke. After collecting multiple data of physiological parameters, the multimodal system will choose personalized rehabilitation solutions for each patient.Stroke is a “brain attack” or sudden interruption of brain circulation. During a stroke, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. As a result, the abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost. Every 2 seconds somebody in the world is experiencing a stroke, and every 6 seconds a person dies from it. Research shows that every 6thperson will experience a stroke in their lives.Related StoriesPeople who worked long hours have higher risk of stroke, shows studyUse of statins linked to reduction of mortality risk in dementia patientsStudy explores role of iron in over 900 diseasesStroke can cause different disabilities, depending on the area of the brain affected. Post-stroke ailments can include movement disorders, memory loss and difficulties to understand language, and emotional distress. The integrated multimodal system for personalized post-stroke rehabilitation – the product and related technologies – will allow caring for stroke patients better and more efficiently.”Our system registers and uses entirely new functional parameters, which allows implementing the personalized rehabilitation solutions”, says Darius Jegelevičius, the leader of the project, researcher at KTU Biomedical Engineering Institute.The hardware of the system consists of virtual/augmented reality goggles plus various sensors for registering the patient’s cardiac rhythm, movements and neurological activities. The software contains the algorithms for data processing and parametrization, personalized rehabilitation models and gamified solutions for rehabilitation program formation and feedback.The system is incorporating various data, such as heart rhythm and hand movement indicators, the neurological activity of the brain, visual feedback, is monitoring the activity of the circulatory system. It allows building a personalized rehabilitation plan according to the needs of a concrete patient.”After evaluating the state of the patient, the physician together with the physiatrist designs a personalized rehabilitation program. The patient is performing the assigned program with the help of the system, getting the feedback based on the parameters collected by the sensors of physiological signals. The activities and the progress of the patient are being collected in the data server and monitored by the medical staff. They can react and interfere in the process if there is a need”, explains Jegelevičius.At the moment, the team is carrying out the research needed for the development of the prototype. The prototype development will take place in 2020.last_img read more

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Airbus trials drone delivery to ships

first_imgSingapore is aiming to use drones for parcel delivery, inspecting buildings, providing security and other jobs Singapore is aiming to use drones for parcel delivery, inspecting buildings, providing security and other jobs, and is working with companies and regulators to put the ambitious plan into action.European aerospace giant Airbus said it completed the world’s first shore-to-ship package delivery using a drone. It involved the device carrying a 1.5 kilo (3.3-pound) parcel to a vessel anchored 1.5 kilometres (about a mile) from the coast.The drone took off from a pier and landed safely on the ship’s deck, deposited its cargo and returned to base, with the entire flight completed within 10 minutes, Airbus said in a statement.Airbus has partnered with maritime logistics and port services firm Wilhelmsen Ships Services for the trials.The drones involved can carry up to four kilos of cargo and navigate autonomously along a pre-determined flight corridor to vessels as far as three kilometres from the coast.At the moment, deliveries to ships anchored offshore are carried out by small boats.The use of drones can make deliveries to ships up to six times faster, lower delivery costs by up to 90 percent, cut companies’ carbon footprints and is safer, Airbus said. Citation: Airbus trials drone delivery to ships (2019, March 15) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-airbus-trials-drone-delivery-ships.html Explore further Airbus unveils pioneering solar-powered dronecenter_img Airbus on Friday began trials of drones delivering parcels to ships anchored offshore in Singapore, as the high-tech city rolls out the devices for an array of tasks. 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. © 2019 AFPlast_img read more

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Mumbai building collapse is anguishing PM Modi condoles death of victims

first_imgMumbai building collapse is anguishing: PM Modi condoles death of victimsPM Narendra Modi also said that the Devendra Fadvanis-led Maharashtra Government, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local authorities are working on rescue operations.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 17:24 IST Collapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPrime Minister Narendra Modi expresses anguish over the collapse of Mumbai building”My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives,” said the PMFive people have died and more than 40 are feared to be trapped inside the old collapsed buildingAs Mumbai once again remained on edge after the collapse of a 100-year-old building in Dongri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed anguish over the incident.”Collapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon,” PM Modi tweeted.He also said that the Devendra Fadvanis-led Maharashtra Government, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local authorities are working on rescue operations.Five people have died and more than 40 are feared to be trapped inside the old collapsed building.Ten ambulances along with the fire trucks are at the site to tackle the situation.As soon as the building collapsed, people around the area formed human chains in order to clear the debris and save themselves.This comes after the financial capital witnessed heavy rains, affecting the life of the city and its people, massively.ALSO READ | Mumbai building collapse live updates: BMC told MHADA to demolish Dongri building in 2017ALSO READ | Mumbai building collapse: Dramatic visuals show NDRF bringing out woman as she struggles to breatheALSO WATCH | Four-storey building collapses in Mumbai, over 40 trappedFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPrakriti Sharmalast_img read more

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In TN poll spending in ECs crosshairs Lavasa

first_imgPublished on COMMENTS national elections Election Commission of India Tamil Nadu April 04, 2019 ‘Strict vigil being maintained for free and fair elections’ The Election Commission, along with other enforcement agencies, has intensified efforts to curb abuse of money power during the elections, according to a senior official of the Commission.“Comprehensive monitoring from GPS-enabled vehicles, static surveillance teams and checking at border checkposts have all been intensified,” said Ashok Lavasa, Election Commissioner, here on Thursday.Strict vigilLavasa, Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo were addressing the media after reviewing Tamil Nadu’s preparedness for the general and by-elections. “A strict vigil on liquor supply, freebies, cash movements was emphasised,” Lavasa said. “Due to the strict vigil, we have seized about ₹127 crore of unaccounted money in Tamil Nadu so far,” he added. The Election Commission officials were on a three-day visit to the State to review the poll preparedness. They met representatives of recognised national and State parties, State government officials, and senior police officers. SuggestionsHighlighting some of the suggestions made, Lavasa said, “One political party even suggested setting up of fast-track courts to dispose of cases of moral code of conduct (MCC) violations in three months.” He said the Commission has so far received about 1,650 complaints of MCC violations through the CVigil app and disposed of 1,622. He said the Commission is taking election spending seriously and has appointed two expenditure observer for every parliamentary constituency and a special observer for Tamil Nadu.Highlighting the steps taken by the Commission to ensure free and fair elections, Lavasa said over 8,700 anti-social elements have been “bound over” and 19,655 arms deposited with district authorities. Identity proofNoting that photo voters slip as a standalone proof of identity will not be allowed, Lavasa said a voter can use the Election Photo Identity Card or any of the 11 prescribed documents to cast his vote provided his name is on the electoral rolls. “There will be one all-woman managed polling station per constituency,” Lavasa said. COMMENT SHARE Ashok Lavasa (left), and Sushil Chandra, Election Commissioners at a press conference in Chennai on Thursday   –  Bijoy Ghosh SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

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Karnataka CM to take lessons from Marathwada village to fight drought

first_imgMaharashtra to seek ₹300 cr more for water supply in drought-hit areas In drought-hit Marathwada, even the toilets have run dry and can’t be used Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is relaunching the Grama Vaastavya — or village-stay — programme, has credited BusinessLine with providing a model for tackling drought.On Thursday, Kumaraswamy, at the launch of a booklet on the achievements of the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government, said he was impressed by BusinessLine’s article on a village in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region. Farmers in the village, after reeling under a drought that lasted for over a decade, changed their lifestyle and cropping pattern.The story on Kadwanchi village was published on June 1, 2019. It detailed how the farmers multiplied their income by saving every drop of rain.These farmers cultivate grapes without any help from the government, and the annual income of the village has now increased to ₹40-45 crore from a mere ₹74 lakh a few years ago.Kumaraswamy said: “The news report touched me a lot.” After reading it, I sent a team of officials to study the village and video-document its success story,” he further added.Our Pune Correspondent adds: “The Karnataka team, comprising government officials, visited our village to study our model. We hope that our model is replicated in Karnataka and other States,” said Chandrakant Kshirsagar, Kadwanchi’s sarpanch.“As I am re-starting my Grama Vaastavya in the State from the Chandaraki village in the Gurumitkal Taluk of the Kalaburgi district, I will be using the Marathwada village study report and video to educate the villagers,” Kumaraswamy said.About a decade ago, Kumaraswamy, during his earlier stint as the Chief Minister, had endeared himself to the rural masses with his Grama Vaastavya programme.He claimed that the programme this time around will be different.“Throughout the day, I will be holding an official review of all departments, involving the villages in the taluk. In the evening, after sundown, I will be interacting with the villagers,” he said. water harvesting drought Drought intensifies in Maharashtra SHARE COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT June 20, 2019 Karnataka Published on Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy Maharashtra RELATED At the mercy of private tankers in Punelast_img read more

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Lifeline for Rohingya children

first_img Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} “Unfortunately, we could not meet their requirement back then, which was to have a minimum of 25 pupils aged over five years,” he said.“We tried to get help from several non-governmental organisations but to no avail,” he added. Mohammad Hassan said they had to raise funds to start the school themselves.“We have had to close the school twice due to lack of funds. The Darul Hedayah Rohingya Academy has 39 pupils aged between four and 13. — Photos: RONNIE CHIN/The Star Mohammad Hassan says they had to close down the school twice due to lack of funds. “Luckily, things got better when I was made a coordinator to conduct refugee mental health assessment under the Australian Refugee Health Programme,” said Mohammad Hassan, adding 39 pupils aged between four and 13 were currently studying in the school.“The children learn Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics, History and Islamic Studies,” he said, adding that there are eight volunteers teaching the children for free.A local university has provided funds to buy teaching materials so that lessons can be carried out more effectively at the academy.A volunteer, Hasnizah Jalaluddin, 57, began teaching the children about three years ago.The former teacher said teaching the children might be challenging but it was also rewarding.“It is not as easy as teaching Malaysian children but they are quick learners,” said Hasnizah, who teaches English and Mathematics. Rohingya children learning to read and write at the academy. “Some of my friends who are also teachers plan to volunteer here once they retire,” she added. Faruk Abdul Rashid, 11, felt lucky to be able to learn at the school.“My favourite subject is English because during class, we get to sing. I am happy to be able to read and speak in English.“When I grow up, I want to return home and become a policeman. I want to protect my family and my people,” he added.Muhammad Miran Abdul Razak, 12, said he did not know if he would return to Myanmar.“I was born in Malaysia and cannot speak my native language. My family and I used to live in Penang but my mother sent me here. “I’m happy to be with my friends here as we can learn and play together,” he added. Tags / Keywords: Children listening attentively to Hasnizah as Mohammad Hassan looks on. Metro News 08 Jul 2019 Why English is important Golf 08 Jul 2019 Two to win it: Winnie clinches Selangor Amateur title after playoff hole Central Region , Rohingya Related News “I realised many of them could not read or write. As there was an acute need, my friends and I decided to start a school for the children,” he added.Mohammad Hassan said getting funds to set up the school was not easy.“We went to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to seek financial help. A GROUP of Rohingya refugees have come together to set up a school for children from the community.The Darul Hedayah Rohingya Academy, which is located on the first floor of a shoplot near Jalan Lahat, Ipoh, was set up five years ago.Rohingya Association Perak branch chairman Mohammad Hassan Miya Huson, 36, said the academy is providing a lifeline to young children.“I have been living in Ipoh for almost 12 years. When I first arrived, there were only Rohingya adults but now many children are living here,” he said. Nation 09 Jul 2019 Ahmad Suadi is Ipoh’s new mayorlast_img read more

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