Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Opposition onslaught on Adityanath government

first_imgOpposition parties cornered the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government on Saturday, holding it responsible for the deaths of at least 30 children in Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College allegedly due to non-supply of oxygen by the contractor over non-payment of dues.While the Congress demanded the sacking of UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh and asked Chief Minister Adityanath to apologise to people, the Samajwadi Party accused the BJP government of trying to cover up its lapses. The Bahujan Samaj Party accused the BJP government of “criminal negligence.”Lapses to blameLed by Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, a delegation of Congress leaders inspected the hospital and concluded that the incident was caused due to the lapses of the State government.Mr. Azad said the State government did not pay heed to the warnings issued by the local administration about the crisis in oxygen supply. “The health secretary, Health Minister and the CM are all responsible,” Mr. Azad said, demanding that Mr. Adityanath sack Mr. Siddharth Nath Singh and himself tender an apology to the people.Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also criticised the Yogi Adityanath government on Twitter: “…BJP government is responsible & should punish the negligent, who caused this tragedy.”Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav alleged that the BJP government was trying to cover up the facts in the incident and dispatched a six-member delegation led by Leader of Opposition in U.P., Ram Govind Chaudhary, to the hospital to take stock of the ground situation. They will submit their report to the SP chief on Sunday. No autopsy“The kin of the dead were handed over the bodies and chased away. A post-mortem was also not conducted and the admit cards were also made to vanish,” Mr. Yadav said. He demanded strict action against those responsible, while demanding that the family members of the victims be given a compensation of ₹ 20 lakh each.BSP chief Mayawati demanded a high-level probe into the incident and suggested that Mr. Adityanath should use his “discretion” and sack the Health Minister as the deaths were a case of “criminal negligence.”“No amount of condemnation of the BJP government is enough for this horrific incident,” Ms. Mayawati said, adding that it raised “100 questions” on the “potential” of the Yogi Adityanath government. She also formed a three-member probe delegation under her state president Ram Achal Rajbhar, which will submit a report to her.last_img read more

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2019-12-03

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Operation continues to rescue boy from borewell in Punjab

first_imgLarge-scale rescue operations continued on Saturday to pull out the two-year-old boy who fell into an over 150-feet-deep borewell near his house in Punjab’s Sangrur district almost 48 hours ago. Fatehvir Singh, who would turn three next week, fell into the unused borewell in a field while he was playing near his house around 4.00 pm on Thursday, officials said. The borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it. His mother tried to rescue him, but failed. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Army experts, assisted by the police, civil authorities, villagers and volunteers, were carrying out the rescue operations. The toddler is stuck around 110 feet deep in the borewell which is seven inches wide. Officials said a parallel shaft of 36 inches in diameter was being installed to bring out the child safely. So far, rescuers have dug about 90 feet by taking out soil manually, officials said.last_img read more

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2019-12-01

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Brazil blank China 2-0 in BRICS tourney

first_imgBambolim, Oct 5 (PTI) Brazil scored once in each half to beat China 2-0 in the inaugural match of the first BRICS U-17 football tournament at GMC Stadium here today. Brazil dominated the match with quick passes and scored through Victor Gabriel M de Oliveira (2nd minute) and Vitor Eduardo da Silva Matos (65th). They could have won by a bigger margin had Vinicius J P de Oliveira Junior and Paulo Henrique Sampaio Filho not wasted at least a couple of chances each. Paulo Henrique Sampaio worked his way on the right and sent a perfect cross into the rival box for Victor Gabriel M de Olivera to tap the ball into the net from close in the second minute. There was a one way traffic after the early goal as the Brazillians kept the rival defence on their toes with repeated forays. Vinicius J P de Oliveira Junior wasted clear chances as he either shot out or shot straight into the keepers hands. Once he was unlucky as his shot hit the post. China, who were defending their citadel most of the time, had a clear chance to find the equaliser soon after the break but Zhang Hui shot straight into the hands of the keeper Gabriel N R Brazao. After this close shave, Brazil made couple of attacking moves and increased the lead in the 65th minute. A long cross from the left saw Paulo Henrique Sampaio Filho head the ball towards the goal for Vitor Eduardo da Silva Matos to nod it into the far corner of the net. Earlier, Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurated the tournament. He termed the tournament an endeavour and synergy for unity of the BRICS nations. “Football will play a crucial role in bringing the BRICS countries together. Goa is the best place for the tournament as it shows a close connection in the heart of people,” he said. PTI MCS PDS ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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2019-11-22

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Shikhar Dhawan thumbs-up for Dinesh Karthik as middle-order bulwark

first_imgOpener Shikhar Dhawan might have hit 68 to help India chase down New Zealand’s score of 230 and level the 3-match series 1-1, but the opener feels credit goes to Dinesh Karthik for helping steer the chase in the right direction after India lost Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.Dhawan feels Karthik’s skills of rotating the strike makes him one of the best middle-order batsman.”About Dinesh I will say that he has worked hard and scored so many runs in domestic (cricket) that he is being rewarded for that and has made a place in the team again. He is one of the best middle order player, with the skills and shots he has and he is proving himself.50s from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik help India chase down 231 to win the 2nd #INDvNZ ODI by 6 wickets.https://t.co/vyTOuNASgs pic.twitter.com/IvZ9kuG27L- ICC (@ICC) October 25, 2017″The way he played the knock and in the last game when the team was in trouble, his 30-35 runs, were beneficial. When he bats, his strike rotation is good, which reduces pressure on the other batsman.”I wasn’t able to rotate the strike, but Dinesh was doing that, so I was not pressurized. So it benefits the team if a player like him rotates the strike as soon as he comes,” said Dhawan, who notched up his 22nd ODI fifty in the game. (Heartening to see Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah get wickets on slow pitch: Virat Kohli)FIFTY! @DineshKarthik brings up his 9th ODI 50 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/bXQyj02LrMadvertisement- BCCI (@BCCI) October 25, 2017The one slot that the Indian team management has been looking to fill in ODIs is the number 4 slot and Dinesh Karthik on Wednesday showed that he could be the answer to skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri’s search as he hit an unbeaten 64 to help India chase down New Zealand’s total of 230 with 4 overs to spare and six wickets in the bag at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.The series levelling win came as Karthik leaned into the perfect cover drive off Time Southee’s final delivery in the 46th over. But credit must also go to opener Shikhar Dhawan (68) and Hardik Pandya (30 off 31 balls) for providing Karthik with much needed support from the other end. Both the batsmen ensured that they hit the timely boundaries and let Karthik hold one end up. In the end, it was a walk in the park for the hosts as Dhoni (18*) and Karthik took India home.Smiles and handshakes. #TeamIndia wrap up the 2nd ODI by 6 wickets in Pune. 1-1 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/FA96rBOzSq- BCCI (@BCCI) October 25, 2017last_img read more

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2019-11-18

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Fernando Alonso to test for McLaren F1 team and assist drivers in ambassadorial role

first_imgTwo-times world champion Fernando Alonso will test McLaren’s 2019 Formula One car and assist race drivers in a new ambassadorial role, the team announced on Wednesday.The Spaniard left Formula One at the end of last season but attended pre-season testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday.McLaren said in a statement that Alonso would help advise compatriot Carlos Sainz and British rookie Lando Norris as well as engineers.”He will also drive at selected tests to support the development of MCL34 and MCL35 for 2020,” the team added.Alonso is also racing at the Indianapolis 500 in May for a McLaren team and is seeking to become only the second driver after Britain’s Graham Hill to win motorsport’s Triple Crown.A winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race and Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis is the final part of the triple for the 37-year-old who won his two F1 titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.”Fernando is part of the McLaren family,” said team boss Zak Brown in a statement.”He has set his place in the team’s history and continues to write his chapter of the McLaren story, so it is entirely appropriate that we formalise his status as a McLaren ambassador, joining another double champion, Mika Hakkinen.”For any race team, having someone of Fernando’s class on hand to provide support through his experience is of huge value.”Alonso, who is also competing in the world endurance championship with Toyota, said he saw McLaren as a spiritual home’ and intended to be a part of the team for a long time and Indianapolis was just a start of their further collaboration.advertisement”I am particularly passionate about nurturing young talent, whether that’s with my own team or helping the new generation of Formula One drivers at McLaren unlock their true potential,” he said.Also Watch:last_img read more

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2019-11-16

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Did Ashwin watch Lagaan before Mankading Buttler?

first_img Akshay Ramesh New DelhiMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 17:31 IST Screengrab from Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2001 blockbuster LagaanWhen talking about Indian cinema, it is hard ignore Lagaan. The Hindi movie, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, is easily among the best underdog stories in world cinema, let alone Bollywood.Among the many wonderfully crafted portions in the film is the cricket match between Bhuvan’s villagers and the sophisticated English team led by captain Andrew Russell.Gowariker was able to make the cricket match towards the end of the film not just believable but nail-biting. It is pretty evident that the filmmaker gave a lot of attention to detail.From Bhuvan’s men using a wrist-spinner to bamboozle the Englishmen, to the usage of Mankading Lagaan’s climax had everything that would make a cricket fan proud.Mankading has once again come under the spotlight after Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin Mankaded Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie, sparking a social media debate.Several former cricketers including Shane Warne, Sanjay Manjrekar and Michael Vaughan, went on a rant about Ashwin’s Mankading incident from Monday’s IPL 2019 encounter in Jaipur.While former players and experts were busy deciding the legality of the issue, the ever-ready meme community had its share of laugh at the expense of Ashwin.A fan theory suggests that R Ashwin is that little kid, Tipu from Lagaan who has Mankaded by an English bowler. Tipu, in the iconic movie, stitches a crucial partnership with his captain Bhuvan, who keeps the English attack at bay.The highlights: *brought to you by vivo*1. Jos Buttler was left fuming after being ‘mankaded’.2. Ashwin found himself at the receiving end after taking the step.3. It seemed KXIP were running out of ideas. #Mankaded#IPL2019#AshwinMankads pic.twitter.com/zhsMc7ycssadvertisement Kumar Shashwat (@kshashwat201) March 27, 2019After getting frustrated by the partnership, the English bowler notices Tipu backing up even before he delivers the ball. Tipu then gets Mankaded, much the agony of his strike partner, Bhuvan.”Remember this Kid from Lagan. He grew up to be Ashwin and took revenge for the Mankading,” a Twitter user wrote. Incidentally, Ashwin ran out Buttler, who opens for the England cricket team. Following Buttler’s dismissal, Rajasthan Royals suffered a collapse and fell short of a 185-run target by 15 runs. Karma is a boomerang, isn’t it?Sir, Ashwin took revenge ! Ref this scene from lagaan ..LoL ! pic.twitter.com/WllFVVMRBZDINESH KUMAR (@dineshm1509) March 26, 2019This is not the first time Ashwin has Mankaded a non-striker. In 2012, Ashwin Mankaded Lahiru Thirimanne during an ODI match between India and Sri Lanka but senior members of the team, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar did not let the appeal stand and Thirimanne stayed on.Following the uproar over Ravi Ashwin’s IPL ‘Mankad’, here’s a look back at an incident from a 2012 ODI against Sri Lanka at the Gabba pic.twitter.com/IRR528s0hacricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 27, 2019If we look at the two Mankadings, the one that was executed during IPL 2019 on Monday has a lot of resemblance to Tipu’s Mankading from Lagaan. Does that mean, Ashwin caught up with Lagaan only between the two Mankadings.Ashwin though was severely criticised on social media for not honouring the spirit of the sport. Questions were raised as to why Ashwin hadn’t warned Buttler before Mankading The Kings XI Punjab skipper though was seemingly unperturbed as he defending his action, saying he had played well within the rules of cricket.”It was pretty instinctive. I actually didn’t load and he (Buttler) left the crease. That’s always been my take on it because it’s my half of the crease. I was not even at the crease, he wasn’t even looking at me and he just left the place,” Ashwin had said.As the KXIP skipper pointed out, Mankading is part of the Laws of Cricket. The updated 41.16 law says: “If the non-striker is out of his/her ground from the moment the ball comes into play to the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the bowler is permitted to attempt to run him/her out.”Also Read | Ashwin Mankading: Stop judging him already, he’s not a disgraceAlso Read | Mankading is like back-stabbing: BCCI official on R Ashwin’s run out of Jos ButtlerAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow R AshwinFollow Mankad controversyFollow Mankading IPL 2019Follow IPL 2019Follow Kings XI PunjabFollow Lagaan Did Ashwin watch Lagaan before Mankading Buttler?Do you remember Tipu, the kid from the 2001 blockbuster, Lagaan? If yes, then think about this — Has R Ashwin avenged Tipu’s run out by Mankading England opener Jos Buttler during Monday’s Indian Premier League outing? Read on for more. advertisementlast_img read more

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2019-10-25

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Felt embarrassed and humiliated at Manchester airport: Wasim Akram

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 23, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 19:36 IST Wasim Akram was a part of Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup winning squad (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWasim Akram posted details of how airport officials behaved rudely with him and didn’t take proper care of his diabetes medicationDespite suffering from the disease, Akram didn’t give up on cricket and managed to take 414 Test wickets in 104 matchesAkram was in the United Kingdom recently as part of the commentary team for the Cricket World Cup 2019Former Pakistan cricket team captain and legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram on Tuesday took to social media to reveal his traumatic experience at the Manchester airport where he was mistreated by the authorities.Wasim Akram posted details of how airport officials behaved rudely with him and didn’t take proper care of his diabetes medication. Patients have to carry diabetes medication in cold cases but Akram was asked to take them out and put them in a plastic bag.Akram was first diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1997 when he was the captain of the Pakistan team and at the peak of his career. He has been taking insulin injections multiple times a day ever since.”Very disheartened at Manchester airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. Felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag,” Wasim Akram wrote in a post on his Twitter account.Very disheartened at Manchester airport today,I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed.I felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag pic.twitter.com/UgW6z1rkkFWasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 23, 2019Later Akram posted another tweet saying that he didn’t want to be treated any differently from others but there should be ‘a standard of care when dealing with all people’.advertisement”I do not believe I should have been treated differently from anyone else. I just believe there should be a standard of care when dealing with all people. I understand there are proper safety precautions but that doesn’t mean people should be humiliated whilst undergoing them,” wrote Akram on Twitter.I do not believe I should have been treated differently from anyone else. I just believe there should be a standard of care when dealing with all people. I understand there are proper safety precautions but that doesn’t mean people should be humiliated whilst undergoing them.Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 23, 2019Despite suffering from the disease, Akram didn’t give up on cricket and managed to take 414 Test wickets in 104 matches and is the only fast bowler to reach 500 wickets in ODI cricket, picking 502 in total from 356 games.Akram brought his diabetes under control by carefully controlling his diet and exercise levels. He is still regarded as the greatest left-arm fast bowler the sport has ever produced.Akram was in the United Kingdom recently as part of the commentary team for the Cricket World Cup 2019, which hosts England won on July 14.Also Read | My vote goes to Kane Williamson: Ben Stokes responds to New Zealander of the Year nominationAlso Read | James Anderson ruled out of Ireland Test as Ashes loomsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Manchester airport Felt embarrassed and humiliated at Manchester airport: Wasim AkramWasim Akram was not happy with the treatment he received at the Manchester airport and took to social media to slam the airport officials.advertisementlast_img read more

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2019-10-25

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launched in India: 6 things you should know about the new Note phones

first_img Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 21, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 10:14 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus have been launched in India starting at Rs 69,999.Galaxy Note 10 phones come with new Dynamic AMOLED displays and Exynos 9825 processor.Galaxy Note 10 drops the headphone jack and features a new S PenSamsung has officially launched the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ in India. The company announced the new Note 10 series at an event in Bengaluru at the Samsung Opera House. The Note 10 and Note 10+ are the company’s newest flagship devices that succeed last year’s Galaxy Note 9.This is the first time Samsung has launched two models in the Note series. The regular Note 10 differed from the Note 10+ in its screen size and battery. Apart from that, both the devices are nearly identical. The Note 10 series has been up for pre-orders for a while now, and will go on sale starting August 23. Before you decide to upgrade from the Note 9, there are a few key things that you should take note of.Two models, new designsAs mentioned above, the Galaxy Note 10 comes in two different sizes for the first time. The regular Note 10 is more handy and compact as it sports a 6.3-inch display. One thing to note here is that Samsung has not only reduced the screen size, but has also downgraded the resolution from QHD+ on the Note 9 to FHD+ on the Note 10.This has most likely been done to differentiate the Note 10 from the Plus-sized model. The Note 10+ is a souped up version of the regular model as it gets a bigger 6.8-inch screen and higher QHD+ resolution. Both the Note 10 phones come with new curved Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED displays with a centered punch-hole cutout. Compared to the Note 9, the bezels are even slimmer than before, offering a large screen real estate without increasing the footprint. The Note 10 devices are also slimmer at 7.9mm thickness.advertisementSome changesThere are some changes to the Note 10 series that will require some getting used to. For one thing, the power button has shifted to the left side of the frame just below the volume keys. There is no physical fingerprint sensor on the back as the Note 10 and Note 10+ get ultrasonic in-display sensors much like the Galaxy S10 and S10+.Another important aspect to note is that the Note 10 and Note 10+ do not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, which means you can only use the Type-C port for wired audio connectivity or wireless earphones. Samsung will include a pair of USB-C earphones in the box to make the transition easier.Faster, more efficient Exynos processorThe Galaxy Note 10 duo feature the latest Exynos 9825 SoC, which is based on a 7nm process. The new 7nm chipset will offer more efficiency and slightly faster overall performance compared to the Exynos 9820 processor that powers the Galaxy S10 phones. The chipset is also equipped with a dedicated NPU for advanced AI computation. Compared to the Exynos 9810 chipset that powers the Note 9, the Exynos 9825 boosts CPU and GPU performance by up to 33 and 42 per cent, respectively.The Exynos 9825 is paired with 8GB of RAM in the case of the Note 10 and 12GB of RAM for the Note 10+. The vanilla Note 10 comes with 256GB of internal storage, which is twice the amount of the base variant of the Note 9. As for the Note 10+, you can buy the device with 256GB or 512GB storage.It’s worth nothing here that that the smaller Note 10 does not come with microSD card support for storage expansion, but the Note 10+ does. With the Note 10+, you can add up to 1TB additional storage via a microSD card.New S Pen with Air actionsOf course, no Galaxy Note device is complete without the S Pen, and the Note 10 phones come with a redesigned stylus. The S Pen now has a unibody finish and a battery that can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. Last year’s S Pen for the Note 9 came with Bluetooth LE that allowed the user to use the stylus as a remote to perform certain actions hands-free. This year’s S Pen also comes with BLE, but with some added gesture-based controls to offer more ways to perform actions without touching the Note 10. The new Air actions feature uses the S Pen’s six-axis sensor to help you perform actions by flicking your wrist in the air. You can flick the S Pen up or down to change the camera mode from rear to selfie. You can rotate your hand clockwise or anticlockwise to zoom in and out or flick your wrist to manage music and videos.More camerasSamsung has added more cameras to its Note series. The Note 10 gets a vertical triple camera setup, while the Note 10+ offers a quad camera setup. The primary three sensors are the same on both the phones i.e a 12-megapixel primary sensor with variable aperture (f/1.5-2.4) and OIS, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with OIS. In addition to these three sensors, the Note 10+ also gets a ToF (Time of Flight) camera that comes in handy for AR depth mapping.advertisementNot only has Samsung added more camera sensors, but it has also introduced some new features as well such as Zoom-In Mic and Screen recorder. The former lets you zoom in on an audio source in a video to amplify the sound. Screen Recorded lets you use the S Pen to add live notes to your video. There’s also a new AR Doodle feature that lets you create AR doodles that can be tracked on users’ faces in real time while recording videos. Additionally, the Note 10+ DepthVision camera can be used to create 3D renders of a subject. The camera also supports Live Focus that can blur the background in real time while recording videos.Galaxy Note 10+ gets a large batteryThe Galaxy Note 10+ houses a 4,300mAh battery, which is the biggest yet on a Note phone. Given the size of the Note 10+, the 4,300mAh capacity would be required to help the phone last a full day. Additionally, the Note 10+ also supports up to 45W fast charging, although you will need to buy a 45W charging brick separately. You get a standard 25W fast charger in the box for both the Note 10 and Note 10+/The standard Note 10 model, however, gets a 3,500mAh battery, which is 500mAh smaller compared to the battery inside the Note 9. Without an in-depth review of the Note 10, it’s hard to say how long the device will last on a single charge. The 7nm-based Exynos 9825 chipset should also help conserve battery life to some extent.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ launched in India, releases on August 23: Check price, specs and launch offersGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy Note 10 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launched in India: 6 things you should know about the new Note phonesNow that the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus have been launched in India, here’s a look at some of the most important features you need to know about.advertisementlast_img read more

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2019-10-25

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DJ Earworm Helps Teach Americans HandsOnly CPR Through Music

first_imgDo you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR? Then you’re ready to help save a life. If you don’t, then the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation want you to listen up.Just in time for National CPR Awareness Week (June 1-7), the organizations are dropping a new beat on their ongoing Hands-Only CPR national awareness campaign and mobile tour with the help of the world-renowned music mixologist, DJ Earworm.Hands-Only CPR has just two simple steps: 1) If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1; and 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive.”Now, in an effort to spread this lifesaving message to a younger generation, the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation have collaborated with DJ Earworm to create a mash-up of other well-known songs that has the right rate to guide compressions for Hands-Only CPR, and coincidentally, have a lifesaving message.Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death with over 420,000 out-of-hospital cases occurring every year in the United States. When a teen or adult has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. Survival rates drop as much as 10 percent for every minute that goes by without intervention. The Bees Gees’ hit song “Stayin’ Alive” and Earworm’s new “Hands-Only CPR Mash-Up” have rates of at least 100 beats per minute, the same rate recommended for performing Hands-Only CPR.“The Bee Gees’ ‘Stayin’ Alive’ has played a significant role in helping raise awareness about Hands-Only CPR.” said Dr. Michael Sayre, Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Washington. “Its beats per minute coupled with its lifesaving lyrics have helped guide thousands in training for Hands-Only CPR. Now, in the third year of our campaign, we’ve realized other songs with similar qualities could have the same impact in helping us raise awareness among more bystanders including younger generations. With over 420,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring annually in the U.S., we want to equip as many people as we can with lifesaving CPR skills.”In fact, Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be equally as effective as CPR with breaths, and people are more likely to feel comfortable performing it. A December 2012 study published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation found that Hands-Only CPR performed by bystanders keeps more people alive with good brain function after experiencing a cardiac arrest. According to the American Heart Association, people feel more confident performing Hands-Only CPR and are more likely to remember the correct rhythm when trained to the beat of a familiar song.With the support of the WellPoint Foundation, the American Heart Association launched a 3-year national campaign and mobile tour in June 2012 to raise awareness of Hands-Only CPR as a lifesaving method and to increase the likelihood of people performing CPR in an emergency. The interactive Hands-Only CPR mobile tour has trained over 16,000 people and will round out its third year visiting the last eight cities of the 24 city tour that has driven across the country to teach thousands of people the easy steps to save a life. To find out when the mobile tour is stopping in your city, click here.“Regardless of whether you like to listen to music on eight-track or online, we want you to have the power to save a life,” said Lance Chrisman, executive director of the WellPoint Foundation. “DJ Earworm’s contribution to this campaign will give a whole new group of people the confidence they need to take action if they witness a cardiac event.”As part of the third year of the national Hands-Only CPR campaign, the American Heart Association debuted the new “Hands-Only CPR Mash-Up” along with digital promotions and a one-minute Hands-Only CPR demo video to train Americans in the lifesaving technique. • Hands-Only CPR Demo Video 
Eighty percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in private or residential settings. The life you save with CPR will most likely be a loved one. Would you be prepared to act if someone you love or a stranger collapses from cardiac arrest? Watch and learn the simple steps to help save a life with Hands-Only CPR. If you know the two steps to Hands-Only CPR, you’re ready to help save a life. • Hands-Only CPR Lifesaver Mash-Up
 Hands-Only CPR has just two simple steps. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse,
(1) Call 9-1-1; and
(2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive” or this lifesaving Hands-Only CPR Mash-Up.To learn more about the Hands-Only CPR campaign and get ready to save a life visit www.heart.org/handsonlycpr or facebook.com/AHACPR.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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2019-10-16

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Survivors centre fighting for survival

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools, or CAIRS, runs a drop-in centre in Whitehorse for residential school survivors.After funding from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation ended last year, it is now fighting to keep it’s doors open.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean reports.last_img

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2019-10-14

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Niagara high school students get twoweek university experience

A new Brock University program will give high school students the opportunity to spend two weeks at Brock tuition free.The summer has arrived, but school is about to begin for a select group of Niagara high school students.Brock’s University Preparation Program (UPP) is a two-week, tuition-free summer experience for students who may not typically be interested in pursuing post-secondary education. It’s more than just a summer camp, though. The UPP participants will have access to support and services from Brock University through the rest of their high school careers.Research has shown that certain segments of the population are less likely to continue their education beyond secondary school. Among other factors, these under-represented groups include youths who: have parents with no post-secondary education; come from a lower income family; live in a rural area; identify as Aboriginal; or have a disability.Students participating in the two-week Brock UPP sessions were identified by their schools or social service agencies as having the potential to succeed at university, but who may not see post-secondary as a viable option because of some of the perceived barriers mentioned above.The students come from Fort Erie, Welland, St Catharines, Lincoln and Niagara Falls and range in age from those entering Grades 10 to 12 in the fall.“The UPP program intervenes during the critical high school years when young people are having to make important choices that will impact their future,” said Youth University Director Kate Cassidy. “This experience will provide participants with the opportunity to build relationships with university student mentors, become comfortable with the culture and ways of post-secondary, and get a sense of what their future might look like at university”.The first of four UPP sessions begins Monday, July 6 with programs involving career and post-secondary preparation workshops, recreation, leadership training and volunteer work.After the program is finished, all of the UPP participants will receive access to support and services from Brock University throughout their remaining high school careers. During their two weeks at Brock, the students will:– Developing transferable skills, learn about leadership styles, work on communication and presentation skills, build conflict management strategies, explore interests, and begin to build a professional portfolio– Experience hands-on activities in manufacturing, life sciences, green and digital technology to talk about career options– Take part in in recreational activities such as our Olympic-sized pool and high ropes challenge course– Participate in an on-campus community service project – Meet with Brock’s Student Development Centre, Student Awards and Financial Aid Office, Student Life and Community Experience, Recreation Services, the Student Union, Career Services, the Department of Residences, and Brock’s Off Campus Living Office– Visit the Goodman School of Business’ BioLinc, the Centre for Lifespan Development Research, and the Centre for Digital Humanities– Learn about the emerging sectors from guest speakers such as David Evans of Phantom Compass, a Brock graduate who has used his passion and transferable skills to become an entrepreneur in the field of digital media and video game design, and Becky Oehler from Walker Industries to learn how university prepared her for a career in Green Technologies read more

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2019-10-02

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Woman nabbed at Itaballi Police checkpoint with ganja

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedVenezuelan woman busted with illegal firearm, ammoSeptember 19, 2017In “Crime”Woman, four others busted with ‘ganja’February 12, 2016In “Crime”Duo busted with ganja in separate operationsDecember 12, 2018In “Crime” A 39-year-old woman from Kitty, Georgetown was nabbed by alert Police ranks at a checkpoint at Itaballi, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) with four parcels of marijuana (weed).In a statement, Police said that around 13:00h on Tuesday, ranks of the Guyana Police Force on duty at the Itaballi Police Checkpoint conducted a search of a jacket belonging to the Georgetown woman and found in its pockets four taped parcels of cannabis weighing in excess of one kilogram.The woman is being processed for court. read more

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2019-09-25

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Man dies of suspected drowning off Wexford coast

first_imgGARDAÍ IN GOREY are investigating circumstances leading to the death of a man off the coast of Wexford this afternoon.The man, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene after being brought from the water off Courtown Harbour at approximately 1pm. He is believed to have drowned.His remains have been brought to Gorey Hospital.The Irish Coast Guard earlier reported a “major incident” off Courtown, saying multiple casualties were in the water. It is understood that a number of children swam ashore.last_img read more

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2019-09-22

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Poll Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again

first_imgPoll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again? Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”. 36,630 Views By Cianan Brennan Image: Shutterstock/Toa55 Poll Results: 150 Comments No (10080) Friday 24 Feb 2017, 9:52 PM YesNoI don’t knowVote Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Yes (9467)center_img EARLIER TODAY MINISTER for Transport Shane Ross said that he wouldn’t rule out a requirement for elderly drivers to retake their driving test.“People’s driving does deteriorate,” the Independent Alliance TD said. Feb 24th 2017, 9:52 PM https://jrnl.ie/3258167 I don’t know (1269) I think we should all probably submit ourselves to retesting and I am going to look at that. I think it is a really good idea. I have to look at the practicalities for it.But do you agree?We’re asking: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again? Share Tweet Email4 Image: Shutterstock/Toa55 Short URLlast_img read more

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2019-09-21

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Review Super Mario Maker 2 Is Couples Therapy

first_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President As usual when it comes to reviewing big Nintendo games, I and several other games journalists have been playing Super Mario Maker 2 for a couple of weeks now. It’s the kind of game you need to play for a while to really get a sense of it. Plus we need to mess around in a microcosm of the larger community the game will rely on after launch. All this to say not only have I already made some levels, other players have already tested them out.In this video one of those players (shout out to Jeff Grubb of GamesBeat) dies over and over again in a particularly tricky course of mine called “The Tragedy of Bullet William.” But my reaction to this was more complicated than just sadistic godlike glee at the suffering I caused. You see, during this review period I used the name and Mii face of my girlfriend for my profile. So when Grubb (in jest) calls the creator of the level a bad person, he’s calling my girlfriend a bad person. Almost reflexively, I shout out “No she isn’t you scrub!”And that’s when I realized that along with all of its other positives, Super Mario Maker 2 had made me a wife guy.My thoughts on Super Mario Maker 2 have expanded and deepened but not really changed following my first hands-on preview a few weeks ago. A level editor for creating 2D Mario games is still one of the best ideas Nintendo has executed in ages. Along with offering one new themed suite of course tools with Super Mario 3D World, the game opens up its creative potential by simply being on a more popular console, the Nintendo Switch instead of the Wii U. And while I eventually became more accustomed to the button controls and their various hotkeys, your best option for quick and improvisational experimentation is buying a tablet stylus and playing in handheld mode. It’s like writing jazz.Super Mario Maker 2 is more educational software than game. Get it not just for your nostalgic dad but your learning-hungry grad. The new Story Mode is really just a set of tutorials showcasing fun uses of different level pieces. And along with offering chaotic new ways to play with friends, the new offline and online multiplayer options give creators another dimension to consider for level design. The fleshed-out tagging system makes it easier for levels to find their audience.Outside of coming up with different variations on tag at recess in grade school, I’m no game designer. But I do think my years of playing and critically analyzing games at least gives me somewhat of an advantage when it comes to making sound Mario levels. So to really test the effectiveness of Super Mario Maker 2, I had to hand it off to someone more pure.My favorite article on the subject of getting your girlfriend into video games is this one from my friend Joshua Rivera which simply says “Don’t.” Forcing your partner into your hobby isn’t exactly great relationship advice. It’s so much better and more loving to just be self-secure in what you like to do, be happy and receptive if your partner becomes genuinely interested, and respect the perfectly fine differences between you two if they don’t.So because of me having this job, my casual gamer girlfriend has curiously tried out tons of games she wouldn’t have otherwise played (while thankfully not breaking embargoes). And that’s great. But she hasn’t been inspired to also become an online content creator. And honestly that’s also great. So when I told her about Super Mario Maker 2, I was totally prepared for things to go either way.And now she’s probably played the game more than me. It’s been both beautiful to watch and fascinating to observe. For starters, it’s proof of just how natural and elegant the controls and systems are for what really is a pretty sophisticated piece of game design software. I didn’t have to explain anything other than some specialty editing tools and how more niche pieces work. But otherwise she can just take my Switch for hours and plug away at a level.View as: One Page Slides1/91. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Even cooler is watching her almost artistic growth as both a player and creator. Before we got the game, she was insistent that we create a level without jumping. Despite Mario’s jump being the defining part of his gameplay, she wanted to avoid the stress that comes with hopping over a bottomless pit. So our first level we built together just features slides, bouncy platforms, Yoshi, and a single Goomba. It’s nearly impossible to die in “Baby Level” and it’s adorable. I should specify I built it with her input because the new co-op building feature is too unwieldy to be useful.But we didn’t rise to the top of the revamped maker leaderboards, racking up possibly prophetic new costumes like a wedding dress and child onesie, by just making baby levels. About half of the levels on our profile are made by me. I try out new course pieces like swinging hooks, on/off blocks, floating water with custom scroll, and of course Cat Mario climbing powers. I made a Superman-themed level built around the Super Mario World cape and the triumphant Super Mario Galaxy sound clip.However, the other half are levels from my girlfriend also flexing her creative muscles with conveyor belts and ghost houses and floating skull platforms hovering over rising lava. While I’ll make a dumb difficult course on a whim just to troll her (and apparently other games journalists) she’ll make me playtest her levels dozens of times before playing herself to upload. And then she’ll see where other players fail or succeed too quickly to inform future designs. She checks on the courses every day before we leave for work, delighted to see the feedback and just the growing number of playthroughs even in this limited test phase and its smaller pool of subjects. I could cry. And yes, her levels now have jumping.It seems all but inevitable now that Nintendo will release a smaller cheaper of the Switch to replace the thankfully dead 3DS. And at this point I’m hoping it comes out sooner rather than later just so I can pick it up and mess around with Super Mario Maker 2 again without robbing my girlfriend of her opportunity to play. But even if I never see the game again, the great and unexpected emotional highs it has brought into my relationship have been more than worth the sacrifice. Super Mario Maker 2 has similar pleasures to offer you, too.For more on Nintendo Switch relive the unreal announcements from Nintendo’s E3 showcase and check out these Switch games you can play right now. Also check out this sidescrolling battle royale game that definitely isn’t about Mario anymore.Buy Super Mario Maker 2 Stay on targetlast_img read more

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2019-09-19

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Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

first_imgWASHINGTON — Bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller now lies in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance it.McConnell, R-Ky., has said the bill is unnecessary and he won’t let it reach the Senate floor. But the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee added to the pressure on McConnell by voting for the measure and say McConnell should change his mind.“While my constitutional concerns remain, I believe this bill should be considered by the full Senate,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.Republicans have split on the issue amid President Donald Trump’s repeated criticism of Mueller’s Russia investigation. That break was apparent Thursday as four Republicans joined Democrats in the 14-7 vote to pass the legislation from committee. For now, the move is largely symbolic, given McConnell’s opposition, but it shows the complexity of Republican support for Trump when it comes to the president’s attacks on Mueller.Nearly all GOP senators say Trump shouldn’t fire Mueller. But Republicans who support the legislation say it’s necessary to guard against presidential interference by giving Congress more oversight power.Two Republicans and two Democrats introduced the bill this month as Trump ramped up criticism of Mueller, who is investigating potential ties between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign as well as possible obstruction of justice by the president.last_img read more

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2019-09-19

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What John Lennon Thought Of Beatles Abbey Road Cover Shoot

first_img Facebook Happy? @sazwhittle pic.twitter.com/DfOMZNe4qz— Lukas Graham (@LukasGraham) August 10, 2017 https://www.instagram.com/p/BXg6c0agHCb One of a kind in every way. Sending love to all of Glen’s family. pic.twitter.com/KRUTLfpg84— Faith Hill (@FaithHill) August 9, 2017 John Lennon On ‘Abbey Road’ Photo Shoot what-john-lennon-thought-beatles-abbey-road-cover-shoot Twitter Gojira, John Mayer and Dolly Parton also featured in the tweets and Instagram posts we didn’t want you to missGRAMMYs Aug 11, 2017 – 10:50 am GRAMMY.com#OTD 1969, Abbey Road cover shoot: ‘We’re meant to be recording, not posing for Beatle pictures’- that’s what we were thinking” – John pic.twitter.com/pspiOfUnyh— The Beatles (@thebeatles) August 8, 2017 Read More: Celebrating The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ 50th AnniversaryRead more News Email What John Lennon Thought Of Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Shoot Marquee is up! Learn more at https://t.co/PbLAsJ7SHj pic.twitter.com/BY0O0C92PL— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) August 10, 2017 Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen! pic.twitter.com/LQFEWA42lF— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 8, 2017last_img read more

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2019-09-12

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Fords SelfBraking Trolley Takes the Stress Out of Grocery Shopping

first_imgStay on target Few things in life are more anxiety-inducing than rounding the corner of a grocery store aisle.Just thinking of the impending cart collisions makes me shiver.Thankfully, Ford Europe’s newest concept could help end the suffering and usher in a new era of supermarket shopping.Inspired by its Pre-Collision Assist technology, the automaker designed a “Self-Braking Trolley.”Just as a Ford vehicle relies on a front-facing camera and radar to detect other cars, pedestrians, and cyclists on the road, the prototype cart uses a sensor to scan ahead for people and objects, then automatically apply the brakes when a potential impact is detected.“Parents often dread supermarket shopping because they are trying to get a job done and kids just want to play,” according to parenting expert Tanith Carey.“Children love to copy adults and experiment with feeling more in control,” she continued. “When they push a trolley, to their minds, it’s like they are behind the wheels of a car—with long, wide supermarket aisles as their racetrack.”The self-breaking trolley is part of Ford’s Interventions series—a growing suite of hypothetical real-world applications for in-car tech.Ford’s Self-Braking Trolley (via Ford Europe)In December, the firm unveiled a prototype noise-cancelling kennel, using the same technology found in cars and headphones to protect sensitive canine ears during loud fireworks displays.And I’ve had my eye on the lane-keeping smart bed: a revolving mattress which, just as Ford’s Lane-Keeping Aid avoids accidents by “nudging” the steering wheel in the correct direction, gently shifts bed hogs back into position.“Pre-Collision Assist technology can help our customers avoid accidents or mitigate the effects of being involved in a collision,” Ford marketing director Anthony Ireson said in a statement. “We thought that showing how similar thinking could be applied to a shopping trolley would be a great way to highlight what can be a really useful technology for drivers.”More on Geek.com:Ford Wants to Design Cars With Virtual Reality SketchesFord’s Sweaty Robot Butt Tests Car Seat DurabilityFord Wants to Remove New Car Odors by ‘Heating Up’ Vehicles Watch: Electric Ford F-150 Prototype Tows Over a Million PoundsFord Secretly Designed a Pickup Truck Emoji last_img read more

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2019-09-01

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Police arrest woman in Cancun after offering to assist her walking

first_imgThe woman was taken for inspection, which is when federal police reported finding just over 80,000 Bajan dollars in Barbados currency or approximately 767,000 Mexican peso hidden in the clothing she was wearing. The arrest came after police offered to help the woman who appeared to have trouble walking. When attempting to assist her, the woman evaded all questions, which is when police became suspicious. Cancun, Q.R. — Federal police at the Cancun International Airport say that a Romanian woman has been arrested after she was discovered hiding a large sum of cash on her person. The arrest took place at Terminal 2 of the Cancun International Airport. The Romanian woman said she entered Mexico from Panama. The woman, along with her cash, was handed over to Agent of the Federal Public Ministry to continue with the corresponding inquiries.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2019-08-29

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Finding a home is not an ordeal let us help you…

first_imgAre you looking to find a new spot, the pad to call home, the pozzi where your friends come for a braai, the family home with a garden and pool for the kids or maybe it’s the designer apartment you’ve always dreamed about?This is what we call home in South Africa.Whether you’re upsizing or downsizing,relocating or investing, we understand the frustration you sometimes go through when looking for property and we’re making this process as easy as possible while still packing in all the great features you`d expect from a world class property website.We’re serious about making your Homes search experience as effortless as possible, so what are you waiting for?Click HERE and find your HOMEClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

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2019-08-28

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