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10 months agoTottenham keen on Hull City winger Bowen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham keen on Hull City winger Bowenby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur are targeting Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen.According to football.london, Spurs have been scouting the 22-year-old on numerous occasions.He ha scored 10 goals this season from the right wing.Besides his obvious talent, Spurs are interested in Bowen because he is not cup-tied for the FA Cup and will help fill their homegrown quota. last_img read more

Former Nebraska Star RB Lawrence Phillips Describes Prison To HS Coach, “It Is Completely Nuts In Here”

first_imgNebraska football players run onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images) Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 11.29.03 AM@KETVFormer Nebraska star running back Lawrence Phillips is currently in prison, serving a 31-year sentence following a 2009 assault conviction. How has his time in prison been? Unsurprisingly, not great. Thanks to USA Today Sports, we’ve gotten an inside look at what Phillips’ life at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, Calif., is like. The media group obtained letters that Phillips wrote to some of his high school coaches. Here are some excerpts from his letters: We have been in lock down about 80% of the time. You would be surprised at what these altercations are about! Nonsense! But when your world is this small all one has to care about is nonsense. That is why I do not want any of these idiots in the cell with me.All they they want to do is the drugs, make knives and make alcohol. Then they say when they get out they will not come back. I tell them of course you will. You are doing the same thing that got you locked up. Of course they do not want to hear that. It is like speaking to a brick wall.—-I do not have a cell mate. All of these dudes want to use drugs and (illegible) weapons in the cell. I’m in the process of applying for single-cell status. I will let you know how that goes.—–Well, there is nothing new happening here. We are still locked down. One of the guards was assaulted so it may be awhile. Coach D, this place is a jungle. Trouble everywhere. One must swallow his pride constantly or one will always be in the hole. But we must deal with the situation we put ourselves in.Terrifying. You can read all of the letters obtained by USA Today Sports here.last_img read more

Dramatic dance work The Golden Penis offers feminist outlook on contemporary masculinity

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “I always saw myself as this nice, gentle guy who would go slowly in a relationship, but I realize I was doing that with the goal of being rewarded with sex. I would get angry if, after putting a great deal of work into a relationship, the girl would friend me instead of rewarding me with sex and that made me angry.“That is such a revolting attitude to take when going into any relationship. It’s deceitful. It’s manipulative. This kind of attitude is at the basis of male privilege because it means I feel I am entitled to sex from every relationship I put any effort into.”Ikeda says he learned another important lesson recently when he talked to a female artist he knows in Calgary. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Calgary dancer and choreographer Mark Kunji Ikeda has taken off his blinders.Ikeda feels he has spent his adult life perpetuating the dark undercurrents of male privilege and rape culture, and has created a dance and theatre piece called The Golden Penis which he hopes will help others open their eyes and ears as he has.“I never considered myself sexist or misogynistic, but when I began talking recently with some male and female friends I realized I held so many negative views and feelings as far as women go,” says Ikeda. Twitterlast_img read more

DRI seizes gold worth over Rs 7 crore six arrested

first_imgKolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized gold worth over Rs 7 crore smuggled into different parts of the city and adjoining areas since March 25. The matter was also informed to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).Acting on a tip-off, the DRI officials on Friday night raided three different places in the city and seized gold worth Rs 5.4 crore and hard cash worth Rs 75 lakh. They raided two hotels in Salt Lake and Sadar Street area respectively along with Burrabazar area and seized the gold. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSix persons have been arrested by the DRI in the case. According to the preliminary investigation, the DRI officials suspect that the accused might have smuggled the gold from neighbouring Myanmar. According to the officials, they received a tip-off regarding a gang which is actively engaged in smuggling huge quantity of foreign-origin gold to India from abroad. The officials also suspect that the huge quantity of gold was brought through the Indo-Bangladesh border. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe investigating officers are yet to ascertain where the accused had intended to the consignments. As per the specific information, the DRI sleuths chalked out an elaborate plan and carried out the operations successfully and finally arrested the carriers. All the six accused are suspected to be residents of Myanmar. They are being interrogated thoroughly. The investigating officials are trying to know the names of the others who are involved in the incident. They suspect that the accused are a part of an international smuggling gang. It may be mentioned here that in the past few days, the DRI officials have raided various parts of the state and seized gold. The Election Commission is also keeping a tab on the development as a huge amount of gold has been seized from various places in the city following the election notification. It may also be mentioned that the Siliguri unit of the DRI a couple of months ago had seized gold bars weighing over 9 kg that had been smuggled from Myanmar to India through the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur. Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the city police on Friday arrested a Howrah-based scrap iron businessman from Bhowanipore area and recovered nearly Rs 40 lakh from his possession. The CID officials are conducting a probe if the amount was meant for election use by any political party leader.last_img read more

Drinking linked to poor grades

first_imgIndulging in one negative behaviour such as heavy drinking can lead college students towards a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, a study has warned. For the study by researchers from Binghamton University in the US, 558 students from different US colleges completed an anonymous survey on academic performance, daytime sleepiness, substance use and mental distress. “We used a robust data-mining technique to identify associations between mental distress in college students with substance abuse, sleep, social behaviors, academic attitude and behaviours, and GPA,” said Lina Begdache, assistant professor at Binghamton University. “Positive behaviours such as abstinence from substance use, studious attitudes and responsibility toward work and family are reflective of a brain chemistry profile that supports mood and maturation of the prefrontal cortex of the brain,” Begdache said in a statement. “We identified potential cyclic behaviours that associate with severe mental distress that are linked to a change in brain chemistry that supports substance abuse, poor academic attitude and performance, poor sleep patterns, and neglect of family and work,” Begdache said. “The novelty of these findings is that we are proposing, based on the neuroscience of these behaviours, that one action may be leading to another until a vicious cycle sets in,” she said. Low mental distress in college students was associated with no substance abuse, responsible attitude toward learning as well as good academic efforts, high GPA (of above 3.0) and limited daytime sleepiness. Mild mental distress correlated with borderline work neglect and with a marginal negative association with grade-point average. Severe mental distress correlated with substance abuse, extreme daytime sleepiness, poor academic attitude and low GPA. This change in the direction of associations may reflect the neuroanatomical and neurochemical changes triggered by these factors that eventually contribute to mental distress. The results demonstrate that manageable lifestyle factors contribute to mental health in college students, which become potentially cyclic events that may impact academic performance. “These factors that are associated with mental distress in college students are controllable factors, meaning that proper education of students may reduce risk of mental distress on college campuses, which is on the rise,” said Begdache. “It is important for young adults to recognise that one behaviour may lead to a domino effect,” said Begdache. For instance, using drugs recreationally, abusing alcohol or using “study” drugs not only affects brain chemistry but may affect diet and sleep, which may further alter brain function and brain maturity, researchers said. Reduced brain maturity increases impulsivity, reduces emotional control and cognitive functions as well as GPA, eventually increasing mental distress with a potential long-lasting effect,” said Begdache. The researchers also identified a ‘virtuous cycle’. When young adults follow a healthy lifestyle (diet, sleep and exercise), they are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol, which supports a normal brain maturity, which is then reflected in a higher GPA and responsible attitudes toward learning, work and family.last_img read more

JanMar PE investment deal value touches 8451 million

first_imgNew Delhi: Private equity investments worth $6,198 million were announced last month, taking the total deal value during the January-March quarter to $8,451 million, largely driven by big ticket investments, says a report. According to Grant Thornton’s PE Dealtracker, 69 PE investments worth $6,198 million were announced in March, registering a significant jump from $1,382 million in the year-ago period. In January-March period, there were 182 PE deals worth $8,451 million, recording a twofold jump in the investment values on account of increased big-ticket deals that saw 11 investments attracting funds in the range of $100-500 million. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”PE firms looking for places to park their capital in leverage buyouts will help keep up the deal-making pace,” Grant Thornton India LLP Director Pankaj Chopda said adding much of the action is dependent on the policies of the next government. A sector-wise analysis shows that a total of five PE transactions in the energy and natural resources sector led the value chart. On the other hand, 118 transactions in the startup and e-commerce sector and 15 transactions in the banking and financial sector, led the PE volume chart. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysCanadian investor Brookfield-led India Infrastructure Trust’s (InVIT) acquisition of East-West gas pipeline for Rs 13,000 crore was the top PE deal of the January-March quarter. Other major PE investments during the quarter include Singapore government’s investment arm GIC Pte’s investment in Bharti Airtel and Brookfield Asset Management-Hotel Leelaventure transaction. Going ahead, the need for funding for small and medium businesses to fuel growth and availability of transaction structures to monetise capital intensive businesses indicate the opportunity for higher tractions in the PE or VC landscape, Chopda said.last_img read more

MoroccanCanadian singer Sarah K to Perform in Morocco in February March

first_imgSidi Ifni, Morocco – Moroccan-Canadian Sarah Karkouch, an international R&B and Pop recording artist, will be performing in Morocco between February 7 and March 7, 2014. During her tour in the kingdom, Karkouch will be filming two music videos from her recently released Album, “All My Life.”Sarah K most recently performed at Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is really looking forward to returning to Morocco. She has many Moroccan fans, so Sarah K is excited to meet them and perform in her homeland. Karkouch began to sing and write music at age 13. She is now recognized as one of Canada’s most talented recording artists and has been featured in a number of Moroccan publications. According to her Canadian fans, Sarah K has become a household name.Karkouch is mostly influenced by Mariah Carey and contemporary R&B artists, including Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, and The Weekend.“She has emerged as a true international rising star,“ Christopher Mark Steffler, a member of Sarah K’s management team, told MWN.Karkouch visited Morocco to see her family in Casablanca and Ouarzazate in the spring of 2006. She has been to Morocco four times, but this time, she will be performing as a rising international recording artist.Given that she has not performed in her homeland yet, Karkouch intends to do her best and sing as much as she can. She has received much encouragement and support from her Moroccan family as well as her fans.Commenting on her Moroccan fans’ uncompromising support, Karkouch told MWN, “Thanks to the encouragement of Moroccans, I have realized many of my dreams.”If you would like to learn more about where Sarah K is performing, or if you would like to invite her to perform in your city, please contact her team at booking@sarahk.ca”Follow Sarah K at: https://www.facebook.com/Sarah.K.Sings https://twitter.com/sarahksings http://www.sarahk.ca/Edited By Katrina Bushko© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Ohio State softball using early tests as measuring sticks

The Big Ten season is still more than a month away, but the early season tournaments that prepare the Ohio State softball team (7-3, 0-0) for the grind of conference play are starting to heat up. The OSU softball team travels to Cathedral City, Calif., on Friday to participate in the Mary Nutter Classic, where it will play five games over the weekend, two against ranked opponents (No. 11 LSU and No. 14 Arizona, both on Friday). “The Mary Nutter Classic is one of the premier tournaments every year, so of course the girls are excited,” said first-year coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly. “We’re going to play some ranked opponents … but the game doesn’t know who’s ranked, so you just have to go out there and play it.” The tournament comes about a week after OSU’s participation in the Jacksonville University Tournament, which saw the unranked Buckeyes go 3-2 on the weekend, including a 1-0 upset of No. 16/17 Louisville. “We came out strong,” said sophomore outfielder Taylor Watkins. “We should have beat some teams, but we did our best and stuck together in all the situations we were put in.” The biggest news from the weekend in Jacksonville was the emergence of sophomore pitcher Alex DiDomenico. The 5-foot-9 right-hander from Youngstown, Ohio, completed 15 innings for the weekend, holding batters to a .130 average. Her four-hit, eight-inning shut-out of Louisville was the centerpiece to a weekend that saw her named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on Monday, her first such honor. “I was really happy about it,” DiDomenico said. “I was shocked actually, but I mean, it felt really good.” Her coach echoed the Big Ten’s praise. “I think Alex has grown a lot in the last six months,” Schoenly said. “When she hits her spots, she can have a lot of success, and I think it’s a really big confidence boost for her.” The Buckeyes sport a 2-1 record against ranked foes on the year. Their single defeat was a 6-1 loss against then-No. 8 Georgia on Feb. 8 in Athens, Ga., a defeat they avenged the next day with a 5-4 win. “The competition is what I’m really looking forward to,” DiDomenico said. “I think it will be a good experience … we’re just working to get better. We can never get too good.” Visit www.thelantern.com for the rest of this story. The Buckeyes are using these early season tests as measuring sticks as they head toward the Big Ten season, which for them begins on March 22 at home against Indiana. “It shows us who we can beat and how good we are and what we need to work on,” Watkins said. “It shows us that we can play against those ranked teams.” While OSU knows these early season games are valuable learning tools, the team knows the real test begins once conference play starts. Schoenly is focused on keeping the team concentrated on the present and getting better each day as conference season looms. “We fully expect to be better a month from now than we are now, because we’re better now than we were a month ago,” Schoenly said. “If they just keep buying into the fact that we need to continue to get better as the season goes on, we’ll be ready when conference season comes.” The Mary Nutter Classic begins Friday and ends Sunday. OSU is scheduled to play No. 11 LSU, No. 14 Arizona, California Polytechnic State University, San Diego State and Utah on the weekend. read more

Getting back to Indianapolis everything for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes

OSU is led onto the field by coach Urban Meyer prior to a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWith just two games remaining in the regular season, the Ohio State football team is hoping to add at least one more game to its schedule.The Buckeyes (9-1, 6-0) need to win just one of their remaining two games — or have Michigan State (8-2, 5-1) lose one — in order to return to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game for the second straight season.OSU coach Urban Meyer said Monday that ever since falling in back-to-back games to end the 2013-14 season, the goal has been to return to Lucas Oil Stadium.“That was everything. That was everything we did was to get another shot at the Big Ten Championship,” he said. “Everything, and that’s at the doorstep. I imagine that’s why they were pretty juiced up yesterday for practice.”Wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who Meyer said coached his best game against Michigan State two weeks ago, agreed.“That’s why we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth and do what we do. That’s been the ultimate goal, the No. 1 goal; the thing we had to do was get back there and win a championship for this university,” Smith said Monday. “That’s all we really talked about. There was no greater goal, nothing beyond that talked about, and that’s been what our sights have been set on since day one, pretty much every day.”Redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein, who made his first career start in the 34-24 loss to the Spartans in the 2013 Big Ten title game, said the memories of that game are still fresh in his mind.“It’s huge. Fell short last year and that still hurts,” Elflein said Monday. “That’s what we can control is winning the conference (but) we have to beat Indiana first.”The Hoosiers are set to enter Columbus as the only team in the Big Ten without a conference win (3-7, 0-6) and on paper, appear to be an easy opponent for the Buckeyes.The Buckeyes currently sit at No. 8 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and while style points would likely help OSU, Elflein said OSU needs to focus on the task at hand.“That thought is there, but you can’t do that. You can’t think about that because Indiana, they are in our way,” he said. “You don’t want to overlook them because it is a Big Ten football team. You have to focus on what is important now which is Indiana.”OSU has not lost to the Hoosiers since 1988, when the Buckeyes fell, 41-7, in Bloomington, Ind.Even though a spot in the top four is still in sight, Meyer said he’s not sure his Buckeyes deserve a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff just yet.“Not right now, no. No, I don’t, because I don’t want to make ignorant comments,” Meyer said. “I just don’t know. I’d make the comment that we’re one win away from representing the East (Division) in the Big Ten Championship game, because I do know that.”It has been largely debated as to whether or not the Big Ten will even get a team in the playoff, but Meyer said he believes the Big Ten is better than advertised, and even cited a specific example.“Northwestern goes in there and beats Notre Dame, and Northwestern … last year I remember they were 15th in the country or 16th in the country, so the consistency of teams in our conference, I think, is the only thing lacking at times,” Meyer said. “But that’s without studying it, but the top five teams in our conference, they can play anywhere.”With all of that, no one on the current OSU roster has been a part of a Big Ten championship or national championship team, something Elflein said should not be the norm.“I don’t have any rings, I don’t have any championships (and) that’s why we came here, to win championships,” Elflein said. “When they say that (current OSU players don’t have a championship), it hits me its like, ‘wow, that’s not right.’ That’s not Ohio State. Compete for championships, that is what we are here to do.”Before the Buckeyes can compete for a championship, they are set to take on the Hoosiers at noon Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

USS Bunker Hill guidedmissile cruiser returns to San Diego

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) -Today, the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) returned to its homeport of San Diego.Bunker Hill departed San Diego, Oct. 7, 2017, with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) for a regularly scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.Shortly after beginning the deployment, TRCSG met with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) carrier strike groups for Three-Carrier Strike Force operations in the Sea of Japan.While in 5th Fleet, Bunker Hill conducted routine maritime patrols and power projection with TRCSG in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.TRCSG is comprised of Carrier Strike Group 9 staff, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 staff, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and the DESRON 23 ships: the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Sampson (DDG 102), as well as Bunker Hill.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was at Naval Base San Diego all morning speaking to the sailors and their loved ones as they reunited for the first time. All of his live hits from Good Morning San Diego can be seen below.7:30 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings7:50 AM USS Bunker Hill guided-missile cruiser returns to San Diego Posted: May 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFor more information on U.S. 3rd Fleet click here. KUSI Newsroom, Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings8:30 AM KUSI Newsroom, Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings8:05 AM San Diego proudly welcomes back the brave men and women returning today on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Bunker Hill. https://t.co/Lysa1OcdaH— San Diego’s Mayor (@SDMayorsOffice) May 7, 2018 Updated: 6:12 PM May 7, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Axis Bank slashes base rate by 35bps to 950

first_imgAxis Bank is the latest lender to announce a cut in base rate following a higher-than-expected lending rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday.Axis Bank, the country’s third largest private sector lender, has reduced its benchmark lending rate by 35bps to 9.5%.Soon after the central bank’s rate cut decision, many banks like State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of India and Andhra Bank have announced a reduction in their base rate.While the country’s largest lender, SBI, slashed its lending rate by 40bps, Andhra Bank reduced its base rate by 25bps.The RBI surprised the markets by cutting the repo rate by 50bps (basis points) on Tuesday. Markets had expected the central bank to reduce the rate by 25bps.With the latest cut, the RBI has slashed the repo rate by 125bps to 6.75% so far this year. The central bank, however, kept the cash reserve ratio (CRR) unchanged at 4%.However, transmission of RBI rate cuts by banks to end users did not keep pace, as lenders remained sceptical about credit uptake even after large base rate cuts.Prior to RBI’s September meeting, the banks had cut the base rate by just 30 bps on an average compared to 75bps cut in the central bank’s repo rate, Business Standard reported.Bank credit growth, a major indicator of economic growth, slowed to a two-decade low in the fiscal year ending March 2015. In 2014-15, credit growth was up 9.52%, down from an increase of 13.83% in 2013-14.last_img read more

10 hurt as BNP leaders motorcade attacked

first_imgAt least 10 people were injured as the motorcade of BNP leader Fazlul Haque Milon came under attack while visiting different puja mandaps in Kaliganj upazila on Wednesday afternoon, reports UNB.BNP organising secretary Milon alleged Local Awami League, Jubo League and Chhatra League activists carried out the attack.Local BNP leaders said that BNP Gazipur district unit president Milon went to visit different puja mandaps in the upazila and exchange views with the Hindu community people.After visiting Jamalpur puja mandap when he was heading to Mokatarpur union along with BNP leaders and activists, some miscreants attacked their motorcycles and private cars, leaving 10 people injured.However, local Awami League leaders denied the allegations.last_img read more

Dengue outbreak kills 47 in Sri Lanka

first_imgForty seven people died and over 200,000 were infected by the dengue virus across Sri Lanka in the first seven months this year, the government information department quoted the Epidemiology Unit as saying on Monday.Till the end of July, a total of 234,078 dengue cases were reported, with the highest number of cases reported from the Colombo district with 7,260 cases, over 3,000 Gampaha on the outskirts of Colombo and over 2,000 in Kalutara.The Epidemiology Unit said it had identified five high-risk districts, including Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Kalutara in the Western Province and Ratnapura in south central Sri Lanka.Medical experts have urged people to seek immediate medical attention if they suffered from high fever, uncontrolled vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness and reduced urinary.“All fever patients need rest and should refrain from attending work or school,” said epidemiologists. “Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) can be fatal.”Medical experts have further urged pregnant women to seek hospital admission immediately on the first day of fever.Last year, over 50 people died and over 48,000 were affected by the mosquito-borne virus in Sri Lanka, with the National Dengue Control Unit launching several programs to eradicate mosquito’s breeding grounds in several districts of the island country.last_img read more

Cards Set for Evanston Regional

first_imgNorthwesternSeries Record: NU leads 8-2Last Meeting: The teams met three times in 2019 with Northwestern taking all three games.• Feb. 17 – Northwestern won 4-2 in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge in Chapel Hill, N.C.• Feb. 15 – The Wildcats also defeated the Cardinals 9-8 in nine innings in the opening game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.• Feb. 8 – Northwestern edged Louisville 1-0 in the Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Classic.Scouting the Wildcats: Led by Big Ten Coach of the Year Kate Drohan, the Wildcats (43-10, 21-2) posted a second place finish in league’s regular season standings. Last weekend, Northwestern reached the Big Ten Tournament semifinals before falling to No. 12 Minnesota.• Northwestern earned the overall No. 16 seed in the NCAA tournament and stood at No. 11 in the RPI. The Wildcats are making their 18th overall appearance in the NCAA tournament.• Four Wildcats earned all-Big Ten honors with Danielle Williams named Freshman of the Year. Jordyn Rudd, Rachel Lewis and Maeve Nelson also garnered all-conference honors.• Rudd leads the way at the plate with a .338 batting average and 47 RBIs. Lewis has belted out a team-best 14 home runs.• The Wildcats are ranked 20th in the nation with a 1.91 team ERA. Williams (28-5) carries a 1.40 ERA and ranks sixth in the nation with 278 strikeouts in 199.2 innings of work. Funke in a foot race (also stolen bases)• Celene Funke is on Melton’s heels with 27 stolen bases and tied for third with Audrey Rendon (2005) on Lousville’s single-season list. She needs one more to move into a tie for second with Coleen Coughlin (2000). Teammate Sidney Melton owns the record with 33.• Funke recently pushed her career stolen base total to 47, good for fifth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs one more to tie for fourth with Coleen Coughlin (2000-01). Triple crown Junior Celene Funke is leads the NCAA with 12 triples on the season. In the May 3 game against NC State, surpassed Audrey Rendon (2005) on Louisville’s single season list and now owns the record with 12.• The centerfielder has 14 triples in her career and is third on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs one more to move into a tie for second with Kristin Austin (2009-12).• UofL leads the nation in triples per game .57 and has tallied an ACC-best 30 triples.•The total ranks second on the program’s all-time record list, needing one more to tie for first with the 2005 Cardinals.  Hitting for averageLouisville’s starting lineup features four players who are batting over .300 on the season. Redshirt senior Sidney Melton leads the charge at .341 while junior Celene Funke is second at a .330 clip. Senior Megan Hensley (.327), and freshman Rebecca Chung (.308) round out the top hitters. Chung’s cannonFreshman Rebecca Chung has had a stellar rookie season offensively, but she has also made her presence known behind the plate. The catcher recently set a school record when she threw out a career-high four would-be base stealers in Louisville’s 10-9 win against No. 3/3 Florida State on April 8.• She also drove in the game-winning run against the Seminoles with a walk-off three-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.  Funke running toward single-season top fiveCelene Funke now has a career-high 46 runs on the season and is tied for seventh on UofL’s single season record list. She needs four more to move into a three-way tie for fifth with Jordan Trimble (2013) and Audrey Rendon (2005). ACC strongFive ACC teams were selected to compete in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.• Fourth-seeded Florida State has earned a top-eight seed for the fourth straight year, and the fifth time in the last six years and will host the Tallahassee Regional.• Louisville (Evanston), North Carolina (Knoxville), Notre Dame (Norman) and Virginia Tech (Lexington) also earned at-large berths. melton on a scoring run (RECORD WATCH)Melton recently improved her career run tally to 153 and stands fifth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs five more to tie Audrey Rendon (2004-07) for fourth. Player quick hits• Redshirt senior Sidney Melton has reached safely via a hit or a walk in 18 straight games.•Melton is climbing Louisville’s single season and career lists in runs and stolen bases.      • She owns school record for stolen bases (currently 33) in a season and ranks second on Louisville’s all-time list with 66.• Melton set a school record with four stolen bases against Morehead State (March 12).• The third baseman ranks fifth on Louisville’s all-time list for career runs (153).• Senior Megan Hensley stands among team leaders in home runs (12) and RBIs (43) as well as shutouts, while standing second in ERA (3.04) and strikeouts (89). She is ranked in the top 10 on UofL career record lists several pitching and hitting categories.• Junior Celene Funke is having a career-best season with 46 runs, eight doubles, 12 triples, three home runs, 27 stolen bases and 25 RBIs. She leads the team with 19 multi-hit games and seven multi-steal games.• Junior Caitlin Ferguson has a career-high 32 runs and tied a career high in home runs (4).• Sophomore Kyra Snyder put together a 13-game on-base streak (March 16-April 6)  – and is currently riding a 14-game streak of reaching safely.• Sophomore Maddy Newman has established career highs in runs (26), and RBIs (14).• Sophomore Jordyn Wolfe has career highs in runs (20) and stolen bases (7).• Sophomore Danielle Watson connected on her first career double, home run this season. She has also dealt a career-high 150 strikeouts.      • Watson recently moved into Louisville’s top 10 lists for career strikeouts (255) and appearances (70).• Freshman Charley Butler was sidelined by injury prior to the North Carolina series. Prior to that, she was an integral part of the Cardinals’ outfield. The left fielder has made some outstanding defensive plays and was recently among ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays (No. 8) after a diving catch in foul territory for an out in the 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8).      • Her first career hit was a home run (vs. Bradley, Feb. 24).•Freshman Rebecca Chung has been one of Louisville’s top hitters throughout the season. She leads the team with 12 multi-RBI games. Her three-run double in the seventh lifted the Cards to a 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8). She also threw out a school-record four base stealers in that game.      • Earned ACC Co-Player of the Week honors on April 9.      • Put together 10-game hitting streak (March 8-23).      • Her two-run double in the fifth put the Cards ahead for good in the 11-10 win over Georgia Tech to ensure the series sweep (April 21).• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads the team in wins. She got the win in the circle and registered the game-winning hit against No. 24/23 Kentucky (April 17). The University of Louisville softball is set to begin NCAA postseason play this weekend when the Cardinals travel to Evanston, Ill., to face Southern Illinois in the opening game of the Evanston Regional Friday at 1 p.m. (ET) at Northwestern’s Sharon Drysdale Field. Tickets Host No. 18/17 and the No. 16 overall sead Northwestern will take on Detroit Mercy in the other first round game Friday at 3:30 p.m. Hensley is a dual threatFor the fourth straight season, Megan Hensley stands among the Cardinals’ leaders both in the circle and at the plate. The senior leads the pitching staff with four shutouts and stands second in ERA (3.06), strikeouts (89) and innings pitched (101.1).• She also leads the Cards with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs.• Hensley is ranked among UofL’s top 10 in several pitching and hitting categories. Hensley record Watch: A lot of themMegan Hensley has entered Louisville’s top career list in several categories.• Tied for first for grand slams with four, along with Lacy Wood (2003-06).• Fifth with nine career saves and needs one more to tie for fourth with Tori Collins (2009-12).• Third in career RBI (172) with Alicja Wolny (2010-13). She needs twomore to tie Courtney Moore (2011-14) for second.• Third in career home runs (37) and needs one more to tie Chelsea Bemis for second (2008-11).• Seventh in career appearances (121). Tori Collins (2009-12) stands sixth at 142.• Seventh in career games started in the circle (84). Carlisa Connell (2011-14) is sixth with 98.• Seventh in career innings pitched (534.1). Caralisa Connell is sixth with 608.0.• Seventh in career wins (50). Jessica Rak (2000-03) stands in sixth place with 65 victories.• Eighth in career strikeouts (367), Aja Sherman (2002-05) is seventh with 463.• Tied for eighth in career complete games (32). Needs nine more to move into a tie for seventh with Aja Sherman (2002-05).• Tied for tenth in career complete shutouts (10). Needs three more to move into a tie for seventh with Caralisa Connell (2011-14).• Tenth in career walks (offensively) with (62). Needs five more to tie Whitney Arion (2012-15) for eighth. The Weekend AheadDATES: May 17-19, 2019LOCATION: Evanston, Ill.VENUE: Sharon Drysdale FieldTELEVISION: ESPN3ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play), Jennie Ritter (analysis) Live scoring The winner of the Evanston Regional will advance to a Super Regional to play the winner of the Norman Regional which features the overall No. 1 seed Oklahoma, UMBC, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. NCAA Evanston Regional ScheduleFriday, May 17Game 1: Southern Illinois vs. Louisville, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)Game 2: Detroit Mercy at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)Saturday, May 18Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 2 p.m.Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 4:30 p.m.Game 5: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3, 7 p.m.Sunday, May 19Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 2:00 p.m.Game 7*: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 4:30 p.m.*If necessaryAll times Eastern Funke, Melton earn Academic All-district honorsCelene Funke and Sidney Melton have been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both are now eligible for Academic All-America® consideration which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.• Funke (Carmel, Ind.) takes home her second straight Academic All-District honors. The junior carries a 4.0 GPA in finance and will earn her degree in May 2019. She leads the team with 46 runs and stands second with a .330 batting average and 27 stolen bases. Additionally, the speedy centerfielder leads the nation and holds Louisville’s single-season record with 12 triples.• Funke was named a Google Cloud Academic All-District® All-American in 2018.• Melton, a senior from Columbus, Ohio also picks her second Academic All-District honor after earning the award in 2016. The third baseman carries a 3.92 GPA in exercise science and is set to graduate in May 2019. The two-time all-ACC selection leads the team with a .341 batting average and a school-record 33 stolen bases. She also stands second on the squad with 43 runs and third with a career-best 32 RBIs. The Aprile Era2019 marks the first season under new head coach Holly Aprile following the retirement of Sandy Pearsall, who began the program in 2000. Aprile is the second head coach in Louisville softball history.• Prior to her arrival at Louisville, Aprile, 2018 ACC Coach of the Year spent 10 seasons (2009-18) as Pittsburgh’s head coach and five years (2004-08) as an assistant. In 2018, she earned ACC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to the 2018 ACC Coastal Division title and a runner-up finish in the conference tournament. Louisville No. 36 in NCAA RPILouisville appears at No. 36 in the NCAA most recent RPI report staying in the same spot as last week.• UofL is no stranger to facing quality competition and this season is no different with 24 of its 53 games against teams in the top 50.• Below is a list of Louisville’s 2019 opponents who are included among the NCAA’s top 50 in the RPI followed by the Cardinals’ record against them this season.4. Florida State: 2-111. Northwestern: 0-312. Michigan: 1-115. Tennessee: 0-116. Kentucky: 1-021. Auburn: 0-123. North Carolina: 1-325. Virginia Tech: 1-232. Missouri: 1-033. Notre Dame: 1-237. Lipscomb: 0-142. Cal State Fullerton: 1-049. Indiana: 1-0 Balanced pitchingAll three of Louisville’s starting pitchers have evenly contributed to the team’s success in the circle.• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby (13-4) leads the team in wins and ERA (2.62).• Senior Megan Hensley (9-3) has collected a team-high four shutouts and stands second with a 3.04 ERA.• Sophomore Danielle Watson (11-14) is holding opponents to a .226 average. She leads the Cardinals with 152 strikeouts in 146.0 innings. Cardinal Quick Hits• Louisville (33-21) earned an at-large bid to the Evanston Regional. The Cards are the No. 2 seed in the region and will take on Southern Illinois in the opening game Friday at 1 p.m. (ET).• This marks Louisville’s 14th NCAA regional appearance and first since 2016.• Louisville has posted nine wins against teams in the 2019 NCAA Tournament (Florida State, Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Notre Dame, Cal State Fullerton).•The Cards posted a 12-12 mark in ACC play, finishing the regular season third in the league’s Atlantic Division behind Florida State (19-5) and Notre Dame (18-6) while ranking fifth in the overall ACC standings. • Redshirt senior Sidney Melton was selected to the All-ACC second team, marking the second straight season she has earn all-conference honors. Charley Butler and Rebecca Chung were named to the ACC All-Freshman team.• Louisville is led at the plate by Melton who is batting .341 and has reached safely in the last 18 games. Melton has career-best, and school record, 33 stolen bases.• Junior Celene Funke paces the team with 46 runs.• Funke leads the nation in triples with 12 and owns Louisville’s single season record in that category. Louisville leads the nation in triples per game.• In the circle, redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads team with a 13-4 record and a 2.62 ERA.• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 102 stolen bases in 117 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68 (95 attempts), set in the 2010 season• With the win in the opening game of the Georgia Tech series, head coach Holly Aprile collected her 300th career victory.• The Cardinals’ 7-2 win in game two marked their 30th victory of the season, extending the program’s streak to 16 straight seasons with 30 or more wins.• Louisville finished the season with a 16-5 record at Ulmer Stadium.• The 2019 campaign marks Louisville’s 20th season as a program and first under new head coach Holly Aprile’s tutelage. Funke and Melton deliver a 1-2 punch• Celene Funke has spent the majority of the season as Louisville’s leadoff hitter followed by Sidney Melton – the combination has proven to be very effective for the Cards. Between the two of them, they have produced 89 runs and 60 stolen bases. Story Links Melton earns ACC Postgraduate ScholarshipSidney Melton was among 52 recipients of the 2019 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award announced on Thursday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.• The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community. Detroit MercySeries Record: Teams have not metScouting the Titans: Detroit Mercy is making its first NCAA appearance after winning the 2019 Horizon League Championship under Horizon League Coach of the Year John Conway. The Titans (31-26) entered the conference tournament as the No. 2 seed after posting a 16-8 in league play and defeated top-seeded UIC twice on the final day of the championship to claim the title and earn the automatic bid.• Ashley Mauser was named Horizon League Pitcher of the Year and was joined by catcher Jordan Manno, Liz Murphy and Courtney Gilbert on the all-conference first team. McKenna Tanguay was selected to the all-freshman team. • Manno leads the team with a .346 batting average while Courtney Gilbert follows at a .312 clip with a team-best eight home runs and 32 RBIs.•Murphy (11-13) carries a team-best 2.16 ERA while Mauser (18-10) holds a 2.17 ERA with 184 Ks in 177.2 innings and seven shutouts. CARDS AGAINST THE FIELDSouthern IllinoisSeries Record: SIU leads 1-0Last Meeting: March 4, 2000 – SIU won 1-0 in Carbondale.Scouting the Salukis: Led by head coach Kerri Blaylock, Southern Illinois (33-13, 17-6 Missouri Valley) is making its 12th NCAA appearance with its last trip coming in 2017. The Salukis earned an at-large bid after reaching the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Championship and posting a runner-up finish in the regular season.•SIU ranks third nationally in fielding percentage and led the Missouri Valley Conference in batting average while tying a school record with 17 conference wins. Southern Illinois entered the selection show with an RPI of 42.• Six Salukis earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors with catcher Katelyn Massa tabbed Defensive Player of the Year and Ashley Wood being named Freshman of the Year. Maddy Vermajan, Jenny Jansen, Brianna Jones and Jordan Spicer were also named to the all-league teams.• Jansen leads the Salukis with a .393 batting average while Wood follows at .352 with a team-best nine home runs and 44 RBIs.• Jones (23-9) carries a 2.00 ERA with 133 strikeouts in 182.1 innings. Cards swiping records• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 102 stolen bases  in 117 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68, set in the 2010 season. Up lastLouisville built a 3-0 lead, but North Carolina plated nine unanswered runs – including a six-run fifth inning – to beat the Cardinals 9-3 in the ACC Championship quarterfinals Thursday at JoAnne Graf Stadium.• Senior Megan Hensley paced the Cardinals with two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs while sophomore Maddy Newman went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Cards at the plate.• Danielle Watson took the loss after giving up eight earned runs on seven hits and striking out two in 4.0 innings. Cards reach 30-win mark for 16th straight seasonOn April 21, the Cardinals defeated Georgia Tech 7-2 to clinch the ACC series and reach their 30th win of the season.• Louisville has now posted 30 or more victories in 16 straight seasons (dating back to 2004). The Cards have posted at least 30 wins 18 times in the 20-year history of the program with a record-setting 55 victories in 2012.Louisville Softball Year-by-Year Breakdown2019…………………………………………………………. 33-212018…………………………………………………………. 33-202017…………………………………………………………. 31-192016*……………………………………………………….. 35-172015*……………………………………………………….. 30-192014*……………………………………………………….. 36-222013*……………………………………………………….. 47-132012*………………………………….. 55-5 (program-best)2011*……………………………………………………….. 38-202010*……………………………………………………….. 41-192009*……………………………………………………….. 48-112008*……………………………………………………….. 31-232007*……………………………………………………….. 37-252006*……………………………………………………….. 45-112005*……………………………………………………….. 43-202004* ………………………………………………………. 41-192003…………………………………………………………. 24-262002…………………………………………………………. 27-282001…………………………………………………………. 40-262000…………………………………………………………. 36-26* Earned NCAA Regional bid Evanston Regional Central Home sweet homeLouisville compiled a 16-5record at Ulmer Stadium this season with three wins over ranked opponents (No. 3/3 Florida State twice and No. 24/23 Kentucky).• The Cards went 4-0 in their home-opening Cardinal Classic and followed with a doubleheader sweep of Morehead State. UofL continued it perfect home record by taking the first two games of the ACC series against Syracuse but fell 4-2 in eight innings to the Orange. The Cards resumed their winning ways with a 5-2 victory over Indiana. Louisville suffered another extra-inning setback when Lipscomb prevailed 5-4 in eight. Louisville’s fourth loss came at the hands of No. 3/3 Florida State on April 6. Cards by the numbers1 – Louisville needs one more triple to tie a school record for triples in a season (31).2 – Megan Hensley needs two more RBIs to move into a tie for second on Louisville’s career list – she currently has 172.12 – Celene Funke leads the nation with 12 triples (and owns Louisville’s single-season record).14 – Louisville is making its 14th NCAA appearance – and first since 2016.15 – Kyra Snyder has reached safely in 15 straight games.16 – Louisville has won at least 30 games in 16 straight seasons.18 – Sidney Melton has reached safely in 18 straight games.33 – Sidney Melton owns the school record with 33 stolen bases (and counting).37 – Megan Hensley has 37 career home runs and needs one more to move into a tie for second on Louisville’s career home run list.102 – Louisville has a school record 102 stolen bases on the season, shattering the previous record of 68. Melton record watch: stolen base editionSidney Melton set a school record with four stolen bases in the 8-0 win over Morehead State on March 12.• With her stolen base against NC State on May 3, she took sole possession of Louisville’s single-season record with 29 and extended the tally to 33 on the season.• She now has 66 stolen bases in her career, placing her second on Louisville’s all-time list. Audrey Rendon (2004-07) holds the record with 82. UofL dedicates Don Dobina FieldThe University of Louisville softball team named its field Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium to honor the legacy of local softball coach, donor and UofL alum Don Dobina. The ceremony took place just prior to the game against Kentucky on April 17.• Dobina, who passed away in 2016, was an avid supporter of the University of Louisville softball program and an advocate of the sport throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky for nearly 30 years. Cardiac Cards In the month of April, the Cardinals came out on the winning end of a quite a few dramatic games.•On April 8, the Cards used a walk-off double by Rebecca Chung to upend No. 3/3 Florida State, handing the Seminoles their first ACC series loss since 2012.•On April 17, Taylor Roby’s walk-off single in the seventh lifted the Cards to a 8-7 win after No. 24/23 Kentucky plated two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game. The win snapped a three-game skid against the Wildcats.• On April 21, Louisville overcame deficits of 5-0 and 10-6 to complete a series sweep of Georgia Tech while under time constraints due to the Yellow Jackets’ travel.      • In a game which featured three lead changes and a tie and 21 combined runs, Louisville used a late-inning rally to take the lead for good, entering the bottom of the fifth trailing 10-8 with 15 minutes remaining before the game was called, Megan Hensley delivered a two-out single and scored on Roby’s double to cut the lead to one. Ferguson walked to help set up Chung’s two-run double which made the score 11-10. The game was called due to a drop-dead time in the top of the sixth inning.• On April 23, the Cardinals were down 4-3 with two outs in the top of the seventh at Marshall. Then, Celene Funke doubled and scored on a triple by Sidney Melton and Megan Hensley followed with a double of her own to put Louisville ahead 5-4. Three Cards earn acc honorsRedshirt senior Sidney Melton was selected to the second team while Charley Butler and Rebecca Chung were named to the All-Freshman team.• Melton takes home her second straight All-ACC nod after earning first team honors last season. The 2019 preseason All-ACC selection posted a .388 batting average with 17 runs, 31 hits, 13 RBIs with 18 stolen bases against ACC opponents. She owns the school record for stolen bases in a game (4) and season (32).• Butler led the team with a .407 average in 18 conference games. The freshman outfielder tallied 10 runs, seven RBIs and seven stolen bases in conference play before being sidelined by injury.• Chung batted .263 against league opponents with two home runs, four doubles and 12 RBIs. The freshman catcher also set a school record with four runners caught stealing in the series-clinching 10-9 win against Florida State.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Flybus prototype may be hybrid bus of future

first_img Treansportation engineers will want to see how the Flybus rates in a focus on what is next in the evolution of the hybrid bus and solutions that can ease fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Cost has been a challenge with standard hybrids. The new Flybus hybrid has taken on cost considerations with a unique energy-saving approach. The bus makes use of the “flywheel” technique demonstrated earlier this year by Porsche in Detroit. The flywheel can feed energy back into the wheels on the vehicle’s acceleration. The technique is praised as a way to generate emissions-free energy. The system takes the kinetic energy that is generated from the braking stops-and starts of a city bus run and sends it back to the vehicle. The team’s goal has been to come up with an energy-efficient redistribution process, supported by a continuously variable transmission system. Citation: ‘Flybus’ prototype may be hybrid bus of future (2011, September 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-flybus-prototype-hybrid-bus-future.html (PhysOrg.com) — The “Flybus” prototype bus aims to showcase how hybrid electric buses can be inexpensive, cost efficient and easy on the environment. Reports out this week say that the Flybus is being readied for testing. The consortium of companies that created the prototype wlll stage a presentation at this year’s Low Carbon Vehicle event in the UK, at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, Northamptonshire. Explore further Play Flybus flywheel-based mechanical hybrid system. Torotrack presentation. The Flybus consortium would like to see its prototype through the next stages so that bus operators can look forward to less fuel costs and brake wear. The group unites bus maker Optare, engineering consultancy Ricardo, technology specialist Torotrak, and Allison Transmission.London plans to introduce 90 hybrid buses to service this year. The city has been looking toward hybrid buses for some time. In the 2004 Energy Strategy plan, the Mayor adopted for London the government’s national targets to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2050 from the 1990 level. Hybrid buses are taken seriously as a next step toward that goal. 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 Key features of the Flybus prototype are a Ricardo Kinergy flywheel as the medium for energy storage and a Torotrak continuously variable transmission (CVT) which transfers energy to the flywheel. The Ricardo Kinergy flywheel uses low-cost magnetic coupling. As interesting as the construct is the structure of the group, the Flybus consortium, that came up with the bus hybrid. The consortium is an example of what happens when there is a synergy between government and technologists at different companies who can put pieces of a product engineering puzzle together, drawing on varied areas of expertise, in an innovative way. The collaborative is partly funded by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board as part of its Low Carbon Vehicles initiative. More information: Press release © 2011 PhysOrg.com 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. Hybrid Bus in the City: A Prototype with a Futurelast_img read more

Centre acknowledges Bengals 915 SGDP hike

first_imgKolkata: Agreeing upon the state’s demand on inclusion of various parameters for calculation of the State Gross Domestic Product (SGDP), the Centre has acknowledged the increase of the same by 9.15 percent in Bengal in the 2017-18 financial year. This comes at a time when India’s GDP is 6.70 percent.Most importantly, the growth in the manufacturing sector in Bengal in 2017-18 is 10.20 percent, whereas it stands at 5.74 percent for India.The revised figures of the SGDP, Gross Value Added (GVA) and the growth in industry, including the state’s achievements in manufacturing, mining, electricity and construction sectors will be submitted to the Fifteenth Finance Commission that recently visited Bengal. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe state Finance minister Amit Mitra expects that the Finance Commission would consider the new figures in making its recommendations, as it had stated during its visit: “let the differences over the SGDP get settled first.”The Finance minister said at Nabanna on Thursday: “The Centre’s acknowledgement of the increase of 9.15 percent SGDP in 2017-18 has been informed to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose administrative review meetings, that have ensured proper implementation of all projects, played a crucial role in the increase of the same.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe further said that increase in capital expenditures in the state has played a crucial role in the increase of the SGDP. Mitra said in the same breath that the capital expenditure in the state in 2010-11 was Rs 2,225 crore, which increased to Rs 21,561 crore in 2017-18. Explaining the state’s demand on inclusion of various parameters for calculation of the SGDP, Mitra said: “Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) has started using Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) data 21 for assessing the GDP. The MCA data is prepared on the basis of sample tests carried out in all the states. So there was no segregated figure and at the same time, there was no clear picture on the industries taken into consideration to calculate the GDP. Our expert team held meetings with CSO authorities and urged to take state Public Sector Utilities, local bodies, non-departmental enterprises, autonomous bodies, etc. into consideration to calculate the GDP. Finally, they had agreed upon the same, following a series of discussions. It is a great success for Bengal.”In the Industry sector, Bengal has witnessed a growth of 16.29 percent in 2017-18, compared to 5.54 percent for India.The state’s GVA stands at 9.59 percent compared to 6.50 percent of the country. The GDP in current prices is Rs 10.20 lakh crore. The target was Rs 10 lakh crore.last_img read more

2 HS examinees dead in separate incidents

first_imgKolkata: A Higher Secondary (HS) examinee died just after entering the examination hall on Tuesday, after suffering a cardiac arrest at Pingla, Kharagpur in West Midnapore. Meanwhile, in another incident, an HS examinee was killed and one injured in an accident at Jalangi in Murshidabad.According to sources, Sangita Das, a resident of Kulahata in Pingla, had reached the examination centre at Pindurui High School half an hour before the examination. Just after entering the designated room, she fell sick. Immediately, she was taken to the headmaster’s room. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseA local doctor was called in, who suggested the teachers to admit her in a hospital after primary health check. Immediately, she was rushed to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared Das brought dead. It was suspected that she had suffered a cardiac arrest. Later, her family members stated that Das had a cardiac problem since her age was 5 years. She had been undergoing treatment since then. In another incident, an HS examinee was killed and another was injured after they met with an accident in Berhampore. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to locals, two HS examinees, identified as Subrata Saha and Bittu Sharma, were going to the examination centre at Sitanagar High School on a bike at Jalangi. Near Basudebpur, a motorvan hit the bike from behind. As a result, both Saha and Sharma fell on the road. Both of them were rushed to Domkal Sub-Divisional Hospital, where Saha was declared brought dead. Sharma was admitted at the same hospital and is still undergoing treatment. Locals detained the motorvan driver along with the vehicle and later handed him over to police. According to sources, the driver has been arrested and the offending motorvan seized.last_img read more

M42 motorway to remain closed as Warwickshire Police investigate reports of body

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA major Midlands motorway is set to remain closed into the morning rush hour after police were called to reports of a body on the carriageway. Emergency services were called to the M42 southbound in Warwickshire, between Junctions 9 and 10, at 5.20pm today. The southbound carriageway remains closed as police continue to investigate the incident. A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: “Tailbacks are being cleared, but we’re still advising all motorists to avoid the area if possible. “The southbound carriageway between J10-9 is expected to remain closed tonight and into the morning. “Thank you again for your patience during this difficult incident. “At approximately 5:20pm we received a report that a body was in the road. There is currently a road closure in place.” Some traffic is still trapped and Highways England are working to release it – which is also leading to delays on the Northbound carriageway of the M42 as traffic is freed through the central reservation in order to turn around. A Highways England spokesman added: “The southbound carriageway is expected to remain closed all through tonight and into tomorrow morning’s rush hour. “Extensive police accident investigation is required. Highways England Traffic Officers and Warwickshire Police are working hard to clear traffic.” Read MoreBrawl in Wilmslow leaves man with head injury – Cheshire Police confirm DIVERSION: Highways England say the following diversion is in place to avoid issues on the A42: Road users are advised to follow the “Solid Triangle” diversion symbols. At the M42 exit at J10 towards the A5 westbound (Watling Street). Continue along the A5 westbound towards the A453 (Bonehill Road). Take the exit to the A453 southbound and continue to the junction with the A446 (Bassetts Pole). Take the exit to the A446 eastbound and continue to the M42 and re-join at J9. Road users are also advised to allow extra time for their journey.last_img read more