Anil Khanna elected honourary life president of AITA

first_imgIndore, Sep 3 (PTI) Anil Khanna, President of Asian Tennis Federation and Vice President of International Tennis Federation, was today elected as the Honourary Life President of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) here. Khannas name was proposed for unanimous election at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the AITA today by 23 affiliated units. Khanna, however, declined to take up the position of president till the time the matter relating to sports code is finally settled with consideration of Mudgal Committee Report and acceptance of the Age and Tenure Guidelines by IOA, IOC and ITF. AITA already has two honourary Life Presidents — S M Krishna and Yashwant Sinha. The following are elected unanimously as the office bearers for the period 2016-2020: Vice Presidents: Aneil Mahajan, Bharat Oza, Chintan N Parikh, C S Sunder Raju, Maj Dalbir Singh, Deepender Hooda, M A Alagappan, Mrs. Praveen Mahajan, Rajan Kashyap, Shatrughan Sinha. Hon. Secretary General: Hironmoy Chatterjee. Hon. Joint Secretaries: Suman Kapur, Anil Dhupar Hon. Treasurer: Raktim Saikia Executive Committee for the period 2016-2018: A B Prasad, Vikram Singh Sisodia, Ashok Kumar, Asit Tripathy, CBN Reddy, Murti Gupta, Dinesh Arora, T D Francis, Sunder Iyer, C P Kacker, Subhash Marriya, Noorudin Mather. PTI CM AH CMlast_img read more

Judo union calls out Ramos over ‘dangerous’ Salah challenge

first_imgReal Madrid v Liverpool ‘It’s not allowed!’ – Judo union calls out Ramos over ‘dangerous’ Salah challenge Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 17:20 5/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(25) Sergio Ramos Mohamed Salah Real Madrid Liverpool 2017-18 Getty Images Real Madrid v Liverpool Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Liverpool UEFA Champions League Mohamed Salah The Spanish defender has received widespread criticism for his tackle on the Egyptian that caused him to leave the Champions League final The European Judo Union has criticised Sergio Ramos’s tackle on Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final, insisting that such a takedown would not be allowed in their sport.Ramos and Salah locked arms during Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool, with the Spanish defender ultimately pulling his Egyptian counterpart to the ground.Salah dislocated his shoulder in the scuffle, and was forced off the pitch in tears with the score at 0-0, thus throwing his participation in the World Cup into serious doubt. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Waki-gatame is a dangerous technique. That’s why it is not allowed in Judo to use for transition to ne-waza. What do you think about this foul yesterday evening in the #UCLFinal between #RMALIV ? — European Judo Union (@europeanjudo) May 27, 2018 So divisive has the tackle been, fans have set up a petition calling for Ramos to be punished, which currently has over 300,000 signatures, while an Egyptian lawyer has launched a €1 billion (£873m/$1.2bn) lawsuit against the centre-back. And now another sport has weighed in on the controversy, the European Judo Union insisting that Ramos’s move would be deemed illegal in their circles.”Waki-gatame is a dangerous technique,” they wrote on Twitter. “That’s why it’s not allowed in Judo to use for transition to ne-waza. What do you think about this foul yesterday evening in the #UCLFinal between #RMALIV.”Salah will continue to receive treatment for his injury in Spain, the Egyptian Football Association has confirmed, as he bids to be fit in time for the World Cup in Russia. Watch out, Sergio Ramos!The Real Madrid defender has angered quite a few people following his collision with Mohamed Salah. 😮(Cartoon by @omomani)— Goal (@goal) May 29, 2018Egypt face hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Former College Football RB Shot, Killed By Police

first_imgA general view of Boise State's blue field.BOISE, ID – SEPTEMBER 3: The sun lights the foothills of Boise in this overhead shot of Bronco Stadium before the start of the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Boise State Broncos on September 3, 2009 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 19-8. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)A former college football running back was shot and killed by police earlier this week. According to a report from the Idaho Statesman, former Boise State running back Jack Fields Jr. was involved in an altercation with police in a hotel lobby.The report states Fields Jr. allegedly stabbed an officer several times after resisting arrest in the lobby of a Residence Inn in Georgia. The officer, later identified as Stephan Psillos, shot and killed Fields.Fields’ high school football coach confirmed the news to the Statesman.Fields’ coach at Americas High School, Patrick Melton, confirmed with the Statesman that it was the same fields who played at Boise State.The former Broncos running back served as a reserve for Boise State during his four years with the program. He left Boise State with 336 rushing yards on 109 attempts and one touchdown.The officer was transported to Augusta University Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.[Idaho Stateman]last_img read more

Shilpa Shetty flaunts washboard abs in crop top and leggings on day out. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Shilpa Shetty recently stepped out in Juhu, Mumbai for lunch.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her look, Shilpa wore a pair of sheer black yoga pants.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: With her lower, the sultry actress wore a white crisp shirt which she tied in a way that it flaunted her washboard abs.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She paired her shirt with an orange black and red sports bra that had a quirky print all over.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Shilpa looked stunning as she paired her attire with a Goyard bag and Dior slip ons.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: The 44-year-old looked stunning as she completed her look with a pair of over sized sunnies and subtle makeup.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Shilpa Shettycelebrity fashionSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Shilpa Shetty recently stepped out in Juhu, Mumbai for lunch. For the event, Shilpa wore a crop top flaunting her abs and a pair of black sheer leggings.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5cff90fe436241560252670_1546679_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 16:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Shilpa Shetty flaunts washboard abs in crop top and leggings on day out. See picsApp headline: Shilpa Shetty flaunts washboard abs in crop top and leggings on day out. See picslast_img read more

Body of Mayor George Lee Arrives for Official Funeral

first_img The body of former Mayor of Portmore George Lee has arrived in Jamaica. He is to be accorded an official funeral on Thursday, October 17.Mr. Lee’s body arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, October 14 at 8 am and was led to a funeral home in Portmore in a 20-car procession. The procession travelled along George Lee Boulevard, passing the Municipal Office.Members of the public will be able to view the former Mayor’s body on Tuesday, October 15, which will lie in state from 10 am to 1 pm at the Portmore United Church at the corner of Eberle Drive and Bridgeport Road.Two condolence books have been opened, one at the Greater Portmore Primary School and another at the Municipality Office. A condolence book will also be opened at the Portmore United Church during the viewing of the body.An evening of tributes will be held for the former Mayor at the HEART Academy on Wednesday, October 16 starting at 4 pm, followed by a wake, scheduled to begin 10 pm. An evening of tributes will be held for the former Mayor at the HEART Academy on Wednesday, October 16 starting at 4 pm, followed by a wake, scheduled to begin 10 pm. Story Highlights Mr. Lee’s body arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, October 14 at 8 am and was led to a funeral home in Portmore in a 20-car procession.center_img He is to be accorded an official funeral on Thursday, October 17. The official funeral for the former Mayor of Portmore will be held at the Power of Faith Ministries at the Portmore Town Centre at 11 am. Attendants will be able to view the body prior to the start of the thanksgiving service at 10 am.Approximately 500 school children will line sections of George Lee Boulevard and Dawkins Drive as the procession makes its way to the church.The Government of Jamaica approved an official funeral for Mayor Lee who was serving his second stint as Mayor of Portmore when he died on September 29 in Florida after a period of illness.Mayor Lee was the Councillor of the Greater Portmore North Division before making history as the first mayor of the municipality.He has been lauded as the lead campaigner for the development of Portmore and a major proponent of issues related to citizen safety and security having led the establishment of Portmore’s Parish Safety and Security Committee.Mayor Lee, who died at the age of 74, is survived by wife Anieta Lee, daughter Claudette Lee, and stepsons, Rojah and Andrew Teck.last_img read more

Bring out a white paper on water supply in city BJP to

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi BJP Tuesday said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s announcement to waive water arrears was a “lollipop” for Delhiites ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections and alleged that half of the residents in the city were deprived of piped water supplyLeader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta asked the AAP government to bring out a white paper on water supply in the city and alleged that the announcement was made after the government collected crores of rupees as arrears with penalties. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Crores of rupees have already been paid by people as arrears and penalties. So, this is nothing but a lollipop to the people before the assembly elections,” Gupta said. Delhi BJP vice president and a member of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Jai Prakash, however, welcomed the decision seeking part of its credit for his party. He also questioned the timing of the move. “We welcome the decision, but the credit goes to us also. We raised the issue of inflated bills at every meeting of the Delhi Jal Board for two years. Why didn’t they do it earlier? Why now? Just because the elections are nearing?” he asked. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsGupta claimed that half of the residents in the city were deprived of piped water. In many areas complaints of supply of contaminated water is also common, he said at a press conference at Delhi BJP office. “Kejriwal is trying to hide failures of his government in ensuring proper water supply across the city. He also claimed that his government has checked tanker mafia while in past 4.5 years only two water tankers were caught while around 2,000 private tankers operate in the city,” Gupta claimed.last_img read more

Prince Harry Visits Manchester

first_imgPrince Harry spent a day last week visiting a number of organisations and projects across Manchester, including the NHS Manchester Resilience Hub, which has been providing mental health services for people affected by the Manchester Arena Attack.Prince Harry visits ManchesterCredit/Copyright: Royal.UKPrince Harry began the day at the Walking With The Wounded training house in Canada Street, which helps ex-servicemen and women transition back into civilian life.Prince Harry has supported the charity since it was formed, taking part in a trek to the North Pole in 2011 and South Pole in 2013.After meeting with those who have benefited from Sherpa House, Prince Harry joined a roundtable discussion on how the city can provide mental health support for ex-service personnel.Prince Harry then visited the NHS Manchester Resilience Hub, which has been providing mental health services for people affected by the Manchester Arena Attack, that took place on 22 May 2017.The Hub is based in Manchester but is for everyone who was affected, wherever you may live.Later, Prince Harry dropped in on a Coach Core training session at Manchester City Football Club.The programme was launched in Manchester in January, but was originally created by The Royal Foundation in 2012 to create inspirational coaches in communities where there has been little access to professional coaching before.Prince Harry ended his visit to Manchester with a reception for England’s Rugby Football League Squad. Prince Harry, who is newly Patron of Rugby Football League, met with players and coaches ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad announcement in October.Source:Royal.uklast_img read more

Inuk man in Montreal hoping film festivals drop You Tube movie

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsAn Inuk man in Montreal is taking it upon himself to make festivals think twice about screening “Of the North.”It is being screened at acclaimed film festivals including the Museum of Moving Image in New York city where it appeared this weekend.But the documentary, made largely from You Tube videos, has been bombarded with criticism for the way it depicts Inuit people.tfennario@aptn.calast_img

Former CJ Sarath Silva at Medamulana

Sarath Silva had, ahead of the January elections, spoken against Rajapaksa and pushed for his removal from power. (Colombo Gazette) Former Chief Justice Sarath Silva, who backed President Maithripala Sirisena at the January Presidential elections, was among those present at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s house at Madamulana today.The former Chief Justice took part in religious observances held to mark Poya Day ahead of the much awaited announcement by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa regarding his plans for the August 17 Parliament elections.

Lebanese bank denies doing banking activities for Hezbollah

BEIRUT — A Lebanese bank targeted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for “knowingly facilitating banking activities” for the militant Hezbollah group has denied the charges, saying it abides by international laws.The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned Jammal Trust Bank on Thursday.The bank said it learned about the sanctions “with great surprise” and “denies each and every allegation” on which the Treasury based its action.Friday’s statement also said the bank is committed to “abiding strictly by Central Bank of Lebanon rules and regulations, as well as all international rules and regulations on countering money laundering and financing of terrorism.”The bank also said it shall take appropriate steps in order “to clear its good name,” adding that it would appeal the Treasury’s decision.The Associated Press read more

Football Brian Hartline retained as Ohio State wide receivers coach

Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State announced wide receivers coach Brian Hartline would have his interim tag removed and that he would serve as the permanent position coach for the upcoming season. Leading three redshirt senior wide receivers in Parris Campbell, Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin, the Ohio State wide receivers caught 291 passes for 4,211 yards and 43 touchdowns, all program records. This year’s unit became the first in school history to have four receivers with at least 1,000 career receiving yards. “Brian is a terrific young coach and mentor to our players and I am thrilled he is on our staff permanently now,” offensive coordinator Ryan Day, who takes over as head coach on Jan. 2, said via statement. “His efforts coaching the wide receivers this season are a huge reason we are Big Ten champions and headed to the Rose Bowl.” Hartline replaced former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was dismissed from Ohio State on July 23 after allegations of domestic violence had surfaced. Hartline was a quality control assistant with the Buckeyes during the 2017 season. Hartline played for Ohio State from 2005 to 2008, earning four Big Ten championships and reaching the BCS National Championship in 2006 and 2007. He recorded 90 catches for 1,429 yards and 12 touchdowns in his collegiate career. After college, Hartline played seven seasons in the NFL between the Cleveland Browns and the Miami Dolphins. read more

Ebooks le PDG de la Fnac appelle à lutter contre le monopole

first_imgEbooks : le PDG de la Fnac appelle à lutter contre “le monopole des géants américains”Mercredi soir, lors de la cérémonie de remise du 10e Prix du roman Fnac, le PDG du groupe Alexandre Bompard a lancé un appel aux différents acteurs du marché du livre numérique. Il leur propose “d’agir ensemble de manière responsable” pour lutter contre “le monopole des géants américains”. Alexandre Bompard a profité de la remise du Prix du roman Fnac 2011, mercredi soir, pour lancer un appel. Comme le rapporte l’AFP, le PDG de la Fnac a invité tous les acteurs du secteur du livre à s’unir contre le monopole exercé par les grands groupes américains tels qu’Amazon, Apple et Google. “Tous les acteurs français de la filière du livre – auteurs, éditeurs, libraires – doivent agir de manière responsable, ne pas laisser des acteurs américains d’internet se retrouver en situation de quasi monopole sur le livre numérique” a-t-il argué avant d’insister : “Ce marché ne peut pas être laissé au monopole des géants américains. Rappelez-vous ce qui s’est passé dans le secteur de la musique. Et nous sommes bien placés à la Fnac pour en parler”.À lire aussiWattpad créé une communauté de lecteurs et écrivains en ligneIl réclame depuis un long moment l’application d’un prix unique pour les livres numériques. Un tarif qui s’appliquerait à tous. “Leur stratégie est claire : pratiquer une politique de prix très agressive, en niant la valeur du contenu, dans l’unique but de recruter de nouveaux clients” a déploré le PDG de la Fnac mercredi. “En fixant leurs prix, les grands distributeurs américains, tels qu’Apple et Amazon, se trouveraient dépositaires d’une politique de prescription de l’offre qui échapperait définitivement aux éditeurs, lesquels sont les seuls aptes à initier une véritable politique éditoriale” a-t-il expliqué.Après avoir lancé cet appel, Alexandre Bompard a conclu son intervention par une bonne nouvelle : la Fnac lancera prochainement une nouvelle liseuse électronique. Cet ebook, pour l’heure en phase de développement, succédera ainsi au Fnacbook lancé fin 2010.Le 2 septembre 2011 à 20:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Simeone hails Adan

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has hailed new signing Antonio Adan for his penalty heroics, according to ESPN.Simeone hailed his new signing’s impact after he helped the Rojiblancos get past English side Arsenal during their penalty shootout win.Adan who once played for great rivals Real Madrid joined Atletico this summer and his new manager is pleased with the progress the 31-year-old is making so far.Speaking at the postgame conference at the Singapore National Stadium, Simeone said: Adan has gotten off on the right foot, he responded well when he called upon him in this game.”“He has a lot of experience which will be good for the team and his incorporation has been positive.”New Atletico signing Rodrigo also made his debut in the game. The ex-Villarreal man returned to his boyhood club on a deal thought to be around €20million.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Rodrigo has done very well since he arrived at the club. He provides options for us and offers competition to the likes of Saul, Koke and Thomas,” Simeone mentioned about his new recruit.All of the youth players who have made the trip down to Singapore also featured in the game against Arsenal, as the coach hailed the attitude of his young team.“I am very happy with the young lads, we’ve been working with them to integrate them into the group, a group that has been together for seven years.”“I’m sure they know the Primera Division isn’t too far away and they never can tell what’ll happen if they take their chances.”Simeone is expected to also give his youngsters more playing opportunity when they come up against PSG on Monday.Atletico will be hoping to have their first team squad available for their preseason friendly against Inter Milan on August 11 at the Wanda Metropolitano.last_img read more

Large Burmese python greets Naples firefighters

first_imgNAPLES, Fla. (WSVN) – Firefighters in Naples were greeted by a large python over the weekend.The Greater Naples Fire Rescue District’s Facebook posted a photo on Monday of the Burmese python.Firefighters came across the python while fighting brush fires in Naples.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Boeing shows off its newest planes foldable wings

first_img 2 Tags Spotted on the flightline — our #777X extending its wingtips in the Seattle sun! Our teams will continue ground tests in the weeks ahead as we develop our newest twin-aisle jet.— Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) June 19, 2019 The 777x under construction in Boeing’s factory with the wingtips folded up. Boeing Boeing’s new 777x wasn’t at the Paris Air Show this week, but the company still did its best to show off the airliner to the world. On Wednesday, it tweeted a video highlighting the plane’s most prominent feature, wingtips that fold upward.The moving wingtips — the first of their kind on a commercial jetliner — will cut the 777x’s enormous wingspan from 235 feet down to just under 213 feet. That will let the plane fit at airport gates where existing 777s currently operate, while still giving the wing its full lift capability in flight. The Airbus A380’s longer 261-foot wingspan forced airports to make expensive modifications to airport terminals when it debuted in 2007, something Boeing is trying to avoid. Now playing: Watch this: The aircraft is currently undergoing ground tests at Everett, though problems with its engines have delayed a first flight until later this year. Boeing has 344 777x orders from eight airlines: British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore and ANA. The 777x could begin carrying passengers as early as next year. 1:17 Commentscenter_img Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner lands its first flight Aviation Boeing Sci-Tech As the wingtips are a new technology, Boeing had to seek approval for their design from the Federal Aviation Administration. “Boeing has determined that a catastrophic event could occur if the airplane wingtips are not properly positioned and secured for takeoff and during flight,” reported an FAA document published in May 2018. “The applicant must show that such an event is extremely improbable, must not result from a single failure, and that appropriate alerting must be provided for the crew to manage unsafe system-operating conditions.”In that document, the FAA set 10 conditions that the wingtips must meet before it will certify the aircraft. Those include having more than one method to alert the flight crew that the wingtips are not properly positioned prior to takeoff, a mechanism to prevent takeoff if the wingtips aren’t extended and another mechanism to prevent the wingtips from folding during flight. Share your voice The 777x is the latest member of 777 family, which first took to the air 25 years ago this month. Built and designed to compete with the Airbus A350, the 777x will consist of two models. The 777-8 will fit about 384 passengers and have a range of 8,690 nautical miles (about 10,000 miles) and the 777-9 will fit 426 passengers and a range of 7,285 nautical miles (at 251 feet, the 777-9 also will be the longest commercial plane). Both models will be made from composite materials and have larger windows and a redesigned passenger cabin.Boeing rolled the first 777x out of its factory in Everett, Washington, in March. Though aircraft companies normally hype rollouts as media events, Boeing opted for a lower-key, employee-only debut following the two crashes of its 737 Max, which killed 346 people.last_img read more

Charge your phone with solar power as a first step to going

first_img Tags Share your voice Krystal Persaud, 30, created the Window Solar Charger for people who are in the beginner stages of going zero waste.  Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Krystal Persaud, dressed in a casual pink T-shirt and loose gray cardigan, greets me smiling in the Brooklyn coworking space A/D/O. She leads me to her wooden desk, located in a room that’s well-equipped with everything from laser cutters to 3D printers. Placed alongside thin strips of bamboo and glue tubes is something that appears to be a picture frame.But it doesn’t display your family photos. The object is a project of Persaud’s called the Window Solar Charger.It’s a thin cluster of black solar panels suspended in a transparent plastic sheet and framed in bamboo, designed to collect energy and store it in a lipstick-size battery that’s found on the bottom edge of the device. It also houses a USB port, which can charge your phone, AirPods and other gadgets. The Window Solar Charger, which costs $149, is meant as a cost-effective alternative to rolling out roof solar panels, which can run you thousands of dollars, and more aesthetic for homes than bulkier solar panels made for camping. Its transparent design and minimal size are meant to make it less visually obtrusive in the home.window-solar-chargerIt takes between eight to 10 hours to fully charge, allowing for up to two phone charges. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET The charger is part of a broader push for sustainability. At a time when Apple says it’s powered by 100% clean energy and Amazon plans to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2030, many consumers are also looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. Persaud sees her rig as an opportunity for people who are in the beginning stages of going zero-waste.”I care about sustainability and I’m not going to … sacrifice convenience and style, as awful as it sounds,” said Persaud, a 30-year-old native of Oakland, New Jersey. “A lot of people are like that too … so why not bring it to them instead of asking them to change too much.”Persaud, who previously worked at the DIY- and education-focused startup LittleBits, is putting her charger on Kickstarter to raise money for her new company, Grouphug. Her crowdfunding campaign has already blown past its initial fundraising goal, exceeding her target of $10,000 set earlier this month and jumping to over $55,000. Visitors to the fundraiser can purchase the panel or donate $20 and receive an enamel pin.As we talked at her office last week, every few minutes her phone buzzes, signaling someone has donated to her campaign.”While the emissions saved by charging a phone with solar power may be small, it’s exciting to see new opportunities that allow people to play an active role in reducing their carbon footprints,” said Amy Turner, executive director at the NYC Climate Action Alliance, a coalition dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A passion for art and sciencePersaud, the youngest of four sisters, was set on creating a distinct path for herself that didn’t involve studying medicine like her siblings. She wanted a career that combined her passions in art and science. During her undergraduate years at Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial Design, she tackled school projects with a sustainability aspect. When a professor assigned classwork to create a lamp, Persaud said the idea of a designer lamp was simply not challenging enough.”I made a microbial fuel cell lamp … that harvests electricity from the bacteria in the soil when stuff decomposes and electrons are released,” she said.Following school and a few freelancing gigs, Persaud was introduced to Ayah Bdeir, founder of LittleBits, which sells kits of modular electronic building blocks for kids and adults to learn how to make simple gadgets. Throughout her six-and-a-half-year term at LittleBits, she rose from intern to senior director of product design, overseeing the timeline of different products and managing a team of designers.And she remained true to her roots in sustainability. While she was working a full-time job, she participated in Maker Faire, an event that celebrates hands-on learning. At the event, she and a colleague created a phone charger that was powered by shaking it when you walked around. It wasn’t a practical design, but it let her test out another idea in renewable energy.She knew she wanted to return to sustainability and tech. So, last June, she left LittleBits. reading • Charge your phone with solar power as a first step to going green Apple Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 1:23 Apple 12 10 Photos A solar farm grows in Appalachian coal country A solar and heat-powered fitness watch? Yes, please • See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Mobile Mobile Accessories Comments Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Persaud started working on an indoor composter but quickly abandoned that project because of its high costs. So she sent out an online survey to 100 friends and family, in which she asked what type of sustainable technology would attract them. Many of the results pointed to solar energy. From August to October last year, Persaud started sketching out her vision of a semi-transparent solar-powered product.She created several prototypes until she arrived at her final design. By December, she had sold several early renditions at a local holiday fair but continued to work on the product.This spring, prior to the Kickstarter launch, Persaud was able to see her vision of a transparent solar device at the New York Hall of Science with an immense cat-shaped solar panel. The installation served to teach young children how energy was extracted after rays of sunshine hit the device’s circuit board. It also resembled the inner workings of her soon-to-be Window Solar Charger.A product with layers of sustainabilityThe charger’s design has several components that fit the theme of sustainability.The slender frame is made of bamboo from Thailand and is polished with an organic mineral oil instead of a synthetic varnish. The clear plastic on which the panels are placed also contributes to the durability of the product. Dropping the charger shouldn’t result in the panels cracking. It also takes between eight and 10 hours to fully charge, allowing for up to two phone charges.assembleThe Window Solar Charger is a bridge between sustainability and technology.  Ben Fox Rubin/CNET “The panel is technically rated to last at least 25 years … is at the 100% efficiency,” Persaud said. “Even if you stepped on yours and accidentally cracked it, it would electrically still work.”She also hopes to work with a recycling company to allow customers to have an eco-friendly route to dispose of the product and potentially take advantage of carbon credits, offsetting the cost of production and shipping.”I want the Kickstarter run to be as carbon-neutral as possible,” she added.Persaud’s Kickstarter campaign ends in early July, but the chargers won’t ship out until April of next year, and only in the US and Canada. But as she eyes the April shipment date, she hints at the possibility of a team expansion if all goes well.For now Persaud’s saving her energy to make sure her current product fares well among early adopters. “As you increase the quantity, the quality and finesse of [the product] should increase,” she said. “Hopefully, next year I’ll have all these pillars and start to scale in a more normal way.”last_img read more

Harveys Devastation Hits Home As Residents Return To Flooded Neighborhoods

first_img– / 8Flooding from Hurricane Harvey has been widespread across Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas. While the storm has dissipated, water remains in many homes.People are starting to return to the Nottingham Forest subdivision, an upscale area located just north of Buffalo Bayou, which has been heavily flooded. Homes that are closer to the bayou had anywhere from 2 to 5 feet of flooded water on Thursday. A lot of that flooding resulted from a controlled release of water from nearby reservoirs.Families are going back into the area to check on their homes, trying to salvage as much as possible. People are in kayaks and boats, but the water currents could be strong, almost to the point of needing a motor boat to navigate.Bret Hinkie, a Houston-area commercial airline pilot is driving boats for people in need. He gets calls from people all over Houston who want to be taken to their homes and then picked up after gathering their belongings.“What caught me by surprise was that I was bringing people to their homes for the first time,” Hinkie said. “They finally see what they had known, but had not yet seen it with their own eyes. It really caught them by surprise emotionally … That caught me off guard.”Hinkie said most people are looking for valuables and family heirlooms when they return home, fearing that looters may steal them. Others grab essentials such as bedding and clothing that are on a second floor and haven’t been touched by the water, so they don’t have to buy them again. Other items were more sentimental.“We had someone this morning who was related to Walt Disney. He [retrieved] a drawing of Alice in Wonderland signed by Walt Disney,” Hinkie said.Hinkie had been working in other areas in the city earlier this week but ended up in Nottingham Forrest because his high school friend, Scott McKnight, asked for his help. The McKnight family, who was flooded out in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, has about almost 3 feet of water in their home.On the north side of Interstate 10 from Buffalo Bayou, a reservoir that runs along Barker Cypress road has flooded. Residents wait to get on boats or Jet Skis to be taken back to their homes to try to retrieve things or check the damage.The Texas Department of State Health Services said Monday that water contamination from household chemicals and possibly industrial chemicals could be a problem.“Our best advice is always to avoid floodwater as much as you can,” spokesman Chris Van Deusen said. “Of course, people have had to be in the water — they haven’t had a choice.”After checking in on their homes, even when the water was waist-deep, residents secured their doors. Some strapped locks on the outside to avoid looters.On Tuesday, as many as 14 people accused of looting had been arrested, according to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.“We’re a city that is about diversity and opportunity and all kinds of justice,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters at a news conference Tuesday. “But we’re not a city that’s going to tolerate people victimizing people that are at the lowest point in their life.”Houston-based photographer Scott Dalton contributed to this reporting.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more


first_imgSalute to Three of Maryland’s DivasBy Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFROHello everyone, hope everything is well on your end. I am trying not to think about all the terrible tragic events in our hometown and so glad that I am an Entertainment Columnist and not a News Reporter. I only will talk about the fun things going on in Maryland such as singers, musicians, concerts, shows, plays and festivals. Just happy stuff is what “Rambling Rose” likes to talk about.Anthony Michael Hobbs, Filmmaker will host the 3rd Annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival that recently screened short films made by kids and for kids from around the world returns to Baltimore Saturday, August 17 from 3-5 p.m. at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center; 847 N. Howard Street.This week, I want to salute three of Maryland’s accomplished females’ singers. There are more, but my column does not have the space. I personally have been a part of these three vocalist lives from the beginning before they left Baltimore to further their career. I am so damn proud of them and you too. Watching them grow from a local hometown singer to become world-wide known is a hell-la-va accomplishment and still going strong is a lot we all should be proud of. Gabrielle Goodman, a protégé of Roberta Flack began her international performance career as a backing singer for Flack in the mid 1980’s and continued to tour and record with the legend for several years opening for Miles Davis, Ray Charles, the Crusaders and other legends in Japan, Switzerland, Brazil and other prestigious venues all over the world. Also a solo artist, she appeared in festivals such as the Montreux, North Sea, and Newport just to name a few. She has recorded for JMT, Verve, and Polygram and has written and arranged songs for Chaka Khan and Roberta Flack. She has worked as a professor of voice at Berklee College of Music since 1998 and is still there.Gabrielle Goodman, jazz vocalist was raised in Baltimore in a musically family. Her mother was a classical singer and her father was a jazz trombonist. Gabrielle attended Peabody preparatory school and Oberlin College. She transferred to the Peabody Institute conservatory, where she studied under the direction of Alice Gerstl Duschak and Gordon Hawkins and graduated in 1990.Parris Lane has recorded with many greats including the group “MARZ” Capital on Liberty Records, and received raved reviews as a soloist on the song entitled “You’ve Got Me Crying Again”. Parris has had the privilege to work with great songwriters/producers such as Grammy Awardees Skip Scarborough and Grammy Nominee Donald Robinson. Parris receive her Emmy nomination as an actress/singer on the children’s television show “Bob the Vid Tech,” and starred in several local musical productions such as “Godspell”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “PURIE” AND “SELMA”. Her versatile talents also include the producing of several CDs, author for several published books and the founder of KenGlow Oil.Parris Lane the MD PBS Emmy Nominated Actress/Singer who extraordinary voice lends itself to many different styles of music. Another one of our own from Annapolis, Maryland. Parris has performed for audiences around the world from Carnegie Hall to London, Paris, Geneva, Rome and Bangkok. Her four-octave voice lends itself to diverse styles including Gospel, jazz, R&B, Pop, Classical and Show tunes.Brenda Alford, another vocalist from our hometown of Baltimore with the rich musical legacies of Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Eubie Blake, Frank Zappa, and the musical genius of jazz pianist Charlie Covington and Cyrus Chestnut, with whom she worked with for several years. While in Baltimore, after her first teaching experience, she wrote and performed concerts for children; “A History of Jazz”, “Living with Jazz”, and “Legends and Jazz”, touring over 100 schools with her trio for about 14 years under the auspices of the Baltimore City Office of Cultural Enrichment and the Maryland Arts Council. Brenda has shared the stage with numerous other jazz legends over the years including Horace Silver, Slide Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Donato, Jesse Jones, Jr., Keter Betts, Stanley Turrentine, among others. In addition of being an accomplished singer, Brenda is a recent retiree from Miami-Dade County Public Schools as an elementary school teacher.Brenda Alford, jazz vocalist originally from Baltimore is a highly acclaimed singer and songwriter. A graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, she has the distinction of being one of a very few vocalists ever to record with renown jazz legend Horace Silver. Her repertoire includes, jazz, gospel, pop, R&B and blues. She has also appeared in two movies, Jon Waters’ original “Hairspray” and Barry Levinson’s “Avalon”.Well, my dear friends, it is about that time, I am out of space, please enjoy your week and stay safe. Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.last_img read more

Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down

first_img Citation: Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down (2013, October 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: … r-sun-goes-down.aspx © 2013 Explore further Solana is one of the largest power plants of its kind in the world. Beyond size, what makes Solana special as a solar power plant is the ability to store the heat from the sun for electrical production at night, using substantial thermal storage to keep the juice flowing for hours after sundown. In a report on the Arizona plant by IEEE Spectrum, the point was made that proving that this storage tech can work is a huge step for the solar industry. Intermittency, said the report, is still among the most common complaints about industrial-scale renewable energy.According to Abengoa, “Solana’s thermal storage system, without the use of the solar field, can produce clean energy for six hours at maximum power.” These six hours, said the company, can satisfy Arizona’s peak electricity demands during summer evenings and early night hours. Abendgoa added that “Dispatchability also eliminates intermittency issues that other renewables, such as wind and photovoltaics, contend with, providing stability to the grid and thus increasing the value of the energy generated by CSP.”Abengoa is an international technology and engineering company, which began construction of the plant in 2010. A power purchase agreement with Arizona’s biggest electricity utility, Arizona Public Service, is in place covering the full solar plant’s output for its customers. Electricity generated by the plant at its peak would power around 70,000 homes. IEEE Spectrum refers to Gila Bend, Arizona, as a “solar power wonderland,” with four solar plants approved in the area. Don Brandt, APS President and Chief Executive Officer, said he regarded Solana as providing a boost toward the APS goal of making Arizona “the solar capital” of America. With the addition of Solana, APS will have 750 megawatts of solar power on its system by the end of the year, enough to serve 185,000 Arizona customers. Ivanpah solar plant in California starts energy feed to grid ( —Abengoa’s Solana plant in the desert near Gila Bend, Arizona, passed commercial testing this week The 280-megawatt Solana solar thermal power plant producing electricity without direct sunlight made the announcement on Wednesday. Abengoa said Wednesday that the facility, about 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, can store the sun’s power for six hours via thermal energy. The three -square-mile facility near Gila Bend uses concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to collect the sun’s heat. Thermal energy storage is Solana’s distinctive feature. At 280 megawatts, Solana is one of the largest plants using parabolic mirrors. Its 2,700 parabolic trough mirrors follow the sun to focus heat on a pipe containing a heat transfer fluid, which is a synthetic oil. The heat transfer fluid flows to steam boilers, where it heats water to create steam. The steam drives 140-megawatt turbines to produce electricity. 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.last_img read more