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Youthville plans expansion in student housing

December 3, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgMumbai: Pune-based real estate developer Kohinoor Group which has forayed into student housing segment through its start up entity Youthville Serviced Hostel, is planning a major expansion to cater to the growing need for quality hostel facility for students in education hubs across the country.The company’s maiden property in Pune is a girl’s hostel with a capacity of 150 beds. A second property with a capacity to house 600 students will be opened in Pune next year.“By 2019- 2020 we will be acquiring additional 600 beds and another 600 beds will be added the following year. By 2023- 24 we are aiming to have 25,000 beds pan-India,” said Vineet Goyal,Founder, Youthville Serviced Hostel.He said student housing was highly under-supplied across the country and students lack basic hygiene, food and other necessities.“At present student housing is functioning in an unorganised manner. Students are deprived of basic facilities, making their lives difficult. At Youthville we have addressed these inadequacies and created space where students can live comfortably,” Mr. Goyal said. “Student housing is in huge demand worldwide,” he added. Given the fact that student housing demand will stay strong in the future, the segment will be propitious for investors and real estate developers,” Mr. Goyal added.Currently the venture is funded by Kohinoor Group and the company is looking for investors to meet the expansion plans.Pune with steady rise in the student population has huge demand for student accommodation. Hostels charge between ₹97,000 to ₹2 lakh per student per year. Youthville charges ₹1,35,000 per bed in triple sharing basis per year and ₹1,83,000 in twin sharing accommodation.Along with accommodation the company provides high speed Wi-Fi, laundromat, fitness centre,cafeteria, music room, library, mini theatre, common kitchenette, doctor on call and housekeeping facility.Students need to pay for their food and transport. The company has also made provision for bike on hire.As per HRD ministry data there are about 35 million students currently studying in colleges and universities across the country. About 11 million of them come from other states to pursue higher education. These are the students who are under the radar of companies providing hostel facilities.last_img read more

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Kochi survives IPL axe again, BCCI to decide fate on Dec 5

November 28, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgThe squabbling Kochi IPL franchise on Sunday got yet another breather from the BCCI which decided to defer the decision on its fate till December 5 after the consortium’s investors reached a last-minute agreement over their shareholding pattern.At a meeting of the IPL’s Governing Council here, the BCCI deferred the decision on the franchise for a third time after the expiry of a month-long deadline given to it for sorting out its internal bickering.”They have disclosed their ownership pattern. Our legal experts will study the papers. There was no discussion with the investors because we are not legal experts. BCCI will take a decision on December 5 in Mumbai, ” BCCI President Shashank Manohar told reporters after the meeting.Barely seven months after becoming the second most costliest team in the Indian Premier League, Kochi was on the verge of being thrown out of the event.But the owners of the beleaguered franchise made a last ditch attempt to save the outfit by reaching a compromise last night.Before the compromise, the investors of the franchise, which was bought for a staggering sum of Rs 1533.33 crore, had written to the BCCI informing them of their intention to withdraw from the IPL.That letter was sent after the BCCI, which had on October 10 expelled Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals for allegedly violating contractual agreements, gave a termination notice of 30 days to the franchise to sort out internal disputes regarding the shareholding pattern.The investors in the consortium — Anchor Earth, Parinee Developers, Rosy Blue and Film Wave – hold 74 per cent of the equity.advertisementThe remaining 26 per cent lies with the Gaikwad family — Shailendra, his brother Ravi and their parents all part of Rendezvous Sports World – as free equity for services rendered while bidding.It is this 26 per cent which became a bone of contention among the stakeholders as the investors were in no mood to give free equity to the Gaikwad family.The Gaikwads, on their part, initially refused to part with the equity but have now agreed to forego at least some of it to put an end to the squabbling which threatens the very existence of the team.The BCCI has made it clear that eight teams will take part in the fourth edition of the league scheduled from April 8, just six days after the World Cup.With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Alexander Zverev saves 2 match points, beats Jarry to win Geneva title

November 27, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Chilean has lost both finals he reached on tour. His next opponent, at the French Open that begins on Sunday, is eighth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Roger Federer returns to play at French Open after 4-year absence Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Alexander Zverev of Germany returns a ball to Nicolas Jarry of Chile during their final match, at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, May 25, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)GENEVA — Alexander Zverev saved two match points after waiting out two long rain delays to win his first title this season, beating Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) in the Geneva Open final on Saturday.Fifth-ranked Zverev clinched when Jarry sent a forehand long after more than 2 ½ hours on court and almost six hours after play began.ADVERTISEMENT It was the German’s 11th career title, worth 90,000 euros ($101,000) prize money, and first since November at the season-ending ATP Finals in London.Zverev struggled through a second set interrupted by two rain delays of at least an hour before 75th-ranked Jarry levelled.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms

November 27, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgAlternate NamesHigh muscle tone – care; Increased muscle tension – care; Upper motor neuron syndrome – care; Muscle stiffness – careDefinitionMuscle spasticity, or spasms, causes your muscles to become stiff or rigid. It can also cause exaggerated deep tendon reflexes, like a knee-jerk reaction when your reflexes are checked.Self-care These things may make your spasticity worse:Being too hot or too coldThe time of dayStressTight clothingBladder infections and spasmsYour menstrual cycle (for women)Certain body positionsNew skin wounds or ulcersHemorrhoidsBeing very tired or not getting enough sleepYour physical therapist can teach you and your caregiver stretching exercises you can do. These stretches will help keep your muscles from getting shorter or tighter.Being active will also help keep your muscles loose. Aerobic exercise, especially swimming, and strength-building exercises are both helpful. Playing games and sports and doing daily tasks may also help. Talk with your doctor or physical therapist first before starting any exercise program.Your doctor or nurse may place splints or casts on some of your joints to keep them from becoming so tight that you cannot move them easily. Make sure to wear these as your doctor or nurse tells you to.Be careful about getting pressure sores from exercise or being in the same position in a bed or wheelchair for too long.Muscle spasticity can increase your chances of falling and hurting yourself. Be sure to take precautions so that you do not fall.Drugs that Help with SpasticityYour doctor may prescribe drugs for you to take to help with muscle spasticity. Some common ones are:advertisementBaclofen (Lioresal)Dantrolene (Dantrium)Diazepam (Valium)Tizanidine (Zanaflex)These medicines have side effects. Call your doctor if you have these side effects and they make it hard for you to keep taking your medicine:Being tired during the dayConfusionFeeling “hung over” in the morningNauseaProblems passing urineDo NOT just stop taking these drugs, especially Zanaflex. It can be dangerous if you stop taking your medicine all at once.When to Call the DoctorPay attention to changes in your muscle spasticity. Changes may mean that your other medical problems are getting worse.Always call your doctor or nurse if you:Have problems with the drugs you are taking for muscle spasms.Cannot move your joints as much. This is called joint contracture.Have a harder time moving around or transferring out of your bed or chair.Have skin sores or skin redness.Your pain is getting worse.ReferencesLee Y-T, Brennan P. Cerebral palsy. In: Frontera, WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 114.Review Date:5/22/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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Kohli dismissed for 15, India 122/4 at tea

November 26, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgAshwin spins India to 75-run win in second Test, series level BCCI backs Kohli, wants ICC to step in 0 SHARE Published on COMMENT × Australia end Day 2 at 237/6 cricket SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img Virat Kohli failed once again as India lost four wickets to slump to 122 for four at tea on the third day of the second cricket Test here today,Kohli was dismissed for 15 from 25 ball in a contentious decision to the stunning silence of the big home supporters at the Chinnaswamy stadium.Field umpire Nigel Long gave Kohli out LBW off Josh Hazlewood five overs before the tea break and Kohli, who gestured that the ball hit his bat first, took DRS immediately. After a long review, TV Umpire Richard Kettleborough said there was no conclusive evidence to rule it’s bat first or pad first and ruled in favour of the field umpire’s decision.A furious-looking Kohli left the ground, showing his displeasure but with the lost of the crucial wicket, India’s chances in the Test took a beating. Kohli had scored 0 and 13 in the two innings of the first Test and 12 in the first innings of this Test.Just before the tea break, Ravindra Jadeja, who was promoted up the order, was dismissed by Hazlewood for 2 after facing 12 balls as Australia took the honours in the the post-lunch session.India are now just 35 runs ahead with six second innings wickets remaining.India had begun their second innings on a positive note with runs coming at a good pace and opener Lokesh Rahul hitting a 85-ball 51 with the help of four boundaries while one-down Cheteshwar Pujara showed signs of playing a much-needed big innings.At the break, Pujara was batting on 34 from 75 balls while Ajinkya Rahane gave him company on 2. Pujara was lucky to have been dropped while batting on four by Steven Smith at slips off Nathan Lyon’s delivery.Hazlewood led the Australian attack, bagging three wickets for 37 runs and Steve O’Keefe claimed one wicket for 15 runs.After scoring 38 for no loss at lunch, India lost their first wicket on the fourth ball of the second session when Hazlewood cleaned up Abhinav Mukund after he had put on 39 runs from 64 balls with Rahul for opening wicket.Unlike his first innings, Mukund showed glimpses of confidence, even as he smashed a boundary and a six off Mitchell Starc. When he departed, the Indian opener had scored 16 runs off 32 balls compared to his zero in first innings.Rahul, who has been one of the better performers of the Indian side this series, smashed a delightful 51 runs off 85 balls with four boundaries.The Indian opener, who top-scored in the first innings with a determined 90, was scalped by Steven O’Keefe with Steve Smith taking a stunning diving catch to his right at slips, immediately after drinks break. Rahul departed after a 45-run stand for the second wicket with Pujara.In an interesting move, Jadeja walked into the field after the departure of Kohli. Jadeja could not justify the promotion as he managed to score just two runs before he was dismissed by Hazlewood. null March 06, 2017 Lyon roars for Australia as India skittled out for 189 RELATED Ravindra Jadeja after taking the wicket of Nathan Lyon during the second Test match between India and Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday. — Bhagya Prakash K Ravindra Jadeja after taking the wicket of Nathan Lyon during the second Test match between India and Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday. — Bhagya Prakash K COMMENTSlast_img read more

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November 16, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgWith Congress on recess, Iowa Republican Representative Steve King is back in the 4th District this week.King chairs the constitution subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee and says President Donald Trump had the constitutional authority to order last week’s missile strike against Syria:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………back to Congress. ;26King says he also supported President Trump’s action because President Obama had drawn a “red line” against Syria warning them not to use nerve gas against its citizens, but then did nothing to enforce that warning:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….do you take action. ;23King added that dealing with North Korea and their recent threats by dictator Kim Jong Un involving development of a nuclear missile program is a complex situation.He doesn’t believe China will go out of their way to help the United States deal with that threat:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..that North Korea is. ;20The Congressman says he hopes that current Iowa governor Terry Branstad will be able to negotiate better trade agreements with China after he is confirmed as ambassador to that nation:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………those things resolved. ;22King says he believes Branstad has some tough issues ahead of him in dealing with the Chinese.last_img read more

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Liverpool and Spartak draw in Moscow

November 16, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgWe must finish chances – Klopp Matthew Sherry 05:09 27/9/2017 JurgenKlopp - cropped Getty Images Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated after Liverpool spurned numerous chances in a 1-1 Champions League draw at Spartak Moscow. Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson urged Liverpool to find a ruthless streak after their dispiriting 1-1 UEFA Champions League draw at Spartak Moscow.Klopp’s side dominated throughout Tuesday’s Group E contest at the Otkrytiye Arena, but settled for a second successive point to begin their campaign.That clearly was not part of the script for the German boss, who selected an XI featuring Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firminho. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Coutinho grabbed his second goal in as many games, yet only after Fernando’s free-kick had put the home side in front.Liverpool subsequently spurned numerous good chances to take the spoils, much to the dismay of their boss.He told BT Sport: “We created lots of chances and could have created more. We tried with all we have and the effort was great.The points are shared.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 26, 2017″We have to be more clinical, but that’s the way it is. We have to keep doing what we are doing; there were enough chances.”It’s crazy to have that many chances and not win the game.”Klopp’s sentiments were echoed by skipper Henderson.He added: “It’s disappointing. We controlled from start to finish, should have won comfortably and will be disappointed going home.”The chances we created, we have to win the game comfortably. We have  got to make sure we don’t give goals away”In the worst-case scenario, it should be 1-0. On another day, it could have been three or four.”The performance was decent but not enough to win the game. We have to finish teams off and be more ruthless.” read morelast_img read more

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3 days agoReal Madrid encouraging Arsenal, Man City offers for Isco

October 28, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on 3 days agoReal Madrid encouraging Arsenal, Man City offers for Isco | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgReal Madrid encouraging Arsenal, Man City offers for Iscoby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are encouraging offers for Isco.The Spain midfielder has been on the outer of coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans this season.And AS says Real are eager to find a buyer in January.Arsenal are keen and hope to repeat the same move that landed Dani Ceballos, on-loan to the end of the season. But Manchester City have been following Isco long-term. City boss Pep Guardiola has long appreciated the midfielder and sees him as David Silva’s successor. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Drug addict held for killing man in west Delhi

October 18, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Drug addict held for killing man in west Delhi | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgNew Delhi: A 19-year-old drug addict was arrested for allegedly killing a person following an argument in west Delhi’s Vikas Puri area, police said on Thursday. Shivam, a resident of Uttam Nagar, was drunk at the time of the incident late Monday night, they said. Aneesh Kumar Yadav, 24, was stabbed under a flyover near the Janak Puri District Centre. He was rushed to DDU Hospital where he succumbed, a senior police officer said. Yadav had come to the District Centre with his uncle and a friend. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Around 10.45pm that night, he went near the flyover to relieve himself when he had an argument with the accused, police said. During investigation, police scanned the footage from CCTV cameras from the area and spotted a suspicious bike near the place of incident. They traced it to Nawada Metro Station. “On Wednesday, police got a tip-off that Shivam would come to Nawada Metro Station near Kabadi Road to take the motorcycle. Thereafter, a trap was laid and the accused was arrested near Vikas Puri after a brief chase,” said Monika Bhardwaj, the deputy commissioner of police (west). Interrogation revealed that Shivam and the Yadav had an argument after which he stabbed Yadav three times and fled from the spot, police said. Shivam was previously involved in four cases of robbery and theft, police said, adding that a knife, blood-stained clothes and a bike were recovered from him, they said.last_img read more

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Health Ministry Poor Peoples Doctor Made Administrative Errors

October 12, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Health Ministry Poor Peoples Doctor Made Administrative Errors | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Health has given its version of the story after a pediatric surgeon accused a hospital of corruption and made a public and controversial resignation on Monday, July 23. The surgeon, Dr. Mehdi Echafai, is better known as the “poor people’s doctor” for helping hundreds of families treat their children. Before resigning, he worked in the Tiznit Provincial Hospital, in an area 97 kilometers south of Agadir.Echafai accused the hospital of “abuses” and “corruption,” denouncing “administrative problems” that negatively impacted his family and his own health. Following Echafai’s accusations Monday, the ministry issued a statement on Thursday, July 26. The department explained that the 34-year-old surgeon “made administrative errors” that led to him being sent to a disciplinary council. The ministry noted the doctor’s right to defense by lawyers had been respected. Back in February, the hospital’s chief medical officer accused the surgeon, Mehdi Echafai, of insulting him and sued the surgeon for libel and defamation. Echafai had posted a video online in February in which he denounced his superiors’ moral harassment, the failing health system, and corruption within the hospital.The ministry assured that the conflict between the surgeon and the chief medical officer was a personal matter that had nothing to do with the doctor’s professional activity. Furthermore, the statement claimed that Dr. Echafai “has been the subject of a complaint filed by the father of a patient who accuses him of refusing to take charge of his child without valid reason and to have published his medical file on his Facebook page.” The Ministry of Health explained that the doctor was under a disciplinary measure depriving him of his salary for 4 months.The regional health department assured that it does not wish to “interfere in a case in progress,” but that it is determined “to take the necessary measures in light of what will decide the justice.” read more

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Chinese firm ZTE pleads guilty to breaking Iran sanctions

October 3, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Chinese firm ZTE pleads guilty to breaking Iran sanctions | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

WASHINGTON – Chinese cellphone equipment maker ZTE Corp. will plead guilty and pay the United States nearly $900 million for shipping sensitive U.S.-made technology to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions, the Justice Department said Tuesday.The corporation violated export controls that are designed that keep sensitive American technology out of the hands of hostile regimes and lied to federal investigators about their actions, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.ZTE pleaded guilty to three felonies and also settled charges with the Commerce and Treasury departments. It has also agreed to pay another $300 million, suspended during a seven-year-period, if it does not meet the terms of the agreement, which includes the appointment of a corporate compliance monitor.The settlement marks the largest civil fine ever imposed in a Commerce Department export control case. An official who requested anonymity to discuss the terms of the agreement said it was also largest Justice Department criminal fine in an export control or sanctions case.The Trump administration sought to portray the settlement as a sign it intended to get tough on those who violate sanctions.“Those who flout our economic sanctions and export controls will not go unpunished,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement.But much of the investigation was conducted under the Obama administration. The departments of Justice and Homeland Security started looking into reports of illegal conduct by ZTE in 2012.“It’s a big deal — it sends a really strong message,” said Amanda DeBusk, chair of the international department at the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed. “The U.S. isn’t going to be shy about going after companies connected to the Chinese government.”Several of ZTE’s top shareholders are corporations owned by the Chinese government.According to court documents, ZTE obtained the banned goods, including cellular network equipment, over a six-year period and shipped them to customers in Iran, knowing that the sales violated the sanctions. The company also made 283 shipments of cellphone equipment to North Korea in violation of U.S. embargos in that country, the Commerce Department said.“ZTE acknowledges the mistakes it made, takes responsibility for them, and remains committed to positive change in the company … We are committed to a new ZTE, compliant, healthy and trustworthy,” ZTE CEO Zhao Xianming said in a statement.Officials from the departments described an elaborate scheme by the company to ship about $32 million worth of U.S.-made equipment to Iran while lying to federal investigators. ZTE hid the data related to the transactions from a forensic accounting firm.Founded in 1985, ZTE is based in China’s southern province of Guangdong. It is one of the world’s biggest telecommunications companies with subsidiaries in the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. by Paul Wiseman And Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2017 8:57 am MDT Last Updated Mar 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Chinese firm ZTE pleads guilty to breaking Iran sanctions read more

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From Paris to Price Lark Spur

October 2, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on From Paris to Price Lark Spur | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

Press ReleaseWhen Jeff Whiteley first heard Lori Decker sing, he said, “If you sing in the streets of Paris, something will happen.” She surprised him with the reply, “Let’s go see.”He knew this because, when he could not find a job after college, he went to France with a guitar, opened the guitar case, put it at his feet and worked as a street musician in Paris, hoping people would stop, listen and throw in money.Lark & Spur, as the name suggests, began as a duo, when Lori Decker (on vocals and mandolin) and Jeff Whiteley (on acoustic guitar) first performed in the streets and metro tunnels of Paris, Munich and other European cities. Some of those early performances were recorded and found their way on to French radio. Those early performances also led to an appearance on French television and an invitation to perform at the Fête de l’Humanité, one of the largest music festivals in France.Today, the ensemble includes Steve Keen on piano and musette, Rich Dixon on guitar, Alicia Wrigley on bass and vocals, and Jay Lawrence on percussion.Performance credits include the Montreux, Deauville and Brienz Jazz Festivals in France and in Switzerland, and innumerable performances in Utah, including performances for the Utah Symphony and regular stints at the Stein Erickson Lodge in Deer Valley and at the River Horse in Park City.Excellence in the Community But the contrast between Lark & Spur’s experiences in France and their experiences in Europe occasioned serious reflection. In France, each performance led to something bigger and better. In Utah, most of the performances were as background music. And despite being good performances, they didn’t seem to lead anywhere except to more background music invitations.This discrepancy was illustrated when the Riverhorse owner asked to speak with Jeff Whiteley. Whiteley assumed it was to compliment the group and talk about increasing the pay. The conversation was surprising. “There is something wrong with your group.”Whiteley was stunned. He thought they were doing a good job.The owner continued, “People aren’t leaving. They’re sitting at their tables long after they have finished their meals.”Situations like this led to serious reflection and a growing awareness that the accomplishments of Utah best musicians were generally unrecognized and under-estimated in Utah. The potential for good that those accomplishments represent for Utah communities was largely unrealized.The contrast between the Parisians willingness to stop and embrace quality, even when it was presented in a busy metro tunnel, and the seeming indifference to that same quality when it was presented in Utah, led to serous reflection and to the creation of the Excellence in the Community concert series.The first Excellence in the Community concert was a Lark & Spur performance in a concert hall at Westminster College in SLC. That event sold out. With the profits from that concert, Excellence put on another concert, then another. That first event took place over 13 years and 650 concerts ago.Jeff Whiteley and Lori Decker founded Excellence to create more and better concert opportunities for Utah’s top musicians, essentially to take them out of the background music business and put them on concert stages. Since 2012, all of the concerts have been offered for free. The idea is to harness Utah talent to enrich, enhance and enliven Utah communities. Everyone is invited; all ages, families with children, people from all walks of life. Excellence seeks to enhance and enrich Utah communities by inviting all to come together to share a high-quality musical experience presented by Utah’s finest artists.In the fall of 2018, Excellence began working with Layne Miller of the Price Culture Connection arts organization. The idea was to bring the Excellence concert series to Price. Thus far, five concerts have been presented at the Price Civic Auditorium, featuring styles ranging from country to jazz to Mariachi.Lark & Spur will tell the story of their travels and adventures with songs from France, Celtic folk songs from Ireland and Scotland, songs from the Broadway stage, country classics and jazz standards. And a big part of their program will be the Steinway grand piano in the Price Civic Auditorium. It has has remained in a closet too long.Putting this piano to more regular use is symbolic of the Excellence idea: use what you have for the good of the community. In Utah, we have fabulous talent resources. The Culture Connection and Excellence work to make those resources more visible and more accessible in Price.Come and see what has come out of that empty guitar case on the floor of a busy metro corridor in Paris. The event will take place at the Price Civic Auditorium on April 26 at 7 p.m. read more

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Brock community mourns Matthew Vintinner

October 2, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Brock community mourns Matthew Vintinner | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

Brock University is saddened to learn of the death on March 7, 2018 of Matthew Vintinner, 26, who was a second-year Political Science student with a concentration in Public Law.Besides being a proficient student in his program at Brock, Matthew had also served in the Canadian Armed Forces in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and had ambitions of becoming a lawyer.A Celebration of Life for Matthew will take place Friday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines. More information is available in the obituary.

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Police hunt man who tried to pull off womans hijab at Baker

September 25, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Police hunt man who tried to pull off womans hijab at Baker | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_img@standardnews @Independent @DailyMailUK @MetroUK @metpoliceuk I did not try to take off her scarf or ask to see her hair— Pawel Uczciwek (@PawelUczciwek) July 16, 2017 He proceeded to verbally abuse my friends and I, pinning one of them against the wall and spitting in her face— Aniso.safiaadya (@AnisoAbdulkadir) July 15, 2017 A British Transport Police spokesman said the force were investigating the incident and had been sent the statement from Mr Uczciwek.The BBTP spokesman added the matter is being treated as a hate crime.”Behaviour like this is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated. This incident has been reported to us and we’re investigating.”Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to get in touch by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. Police are investigating a suspected hate crime after a man tried to pull off a Muslim woman’s hijab and spat at her friend.The woman, who posted about the incident on Twitter, was waiting for a Tube at Baker Street in the early hours of Saturday morning when she was set upon.Tweeting under the name Aniso Abdulkadir, she posted a picture of the man who allegedly attacked her, writing: “This man at Baker Street station forcefully attempted to pull my hijab off and when I instinctively grabbed ahold of my scarf he hit me.”She continued:  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “The police is fully cooperating with me and will be able to obtain CCTV footage showing the three women attempting to attack my partner because we are in an interracial relationship.” Ms Abdulkadir added that a woman who was present was also threatened and verbally abusive.She urged others to share the image in order to identify the suspect, earning more than 24,000 retweets by Sunday afternoon.A man claiming to be the man in the image later identified himself on Twitter and hit back at the allegations.  Pawel Uczciwek, 28, from London, said he was sticking up for his girlfriend and attempting to defuse what he called a “racist attack from three random females”.Mr Uczciwek wrote: “I would like to confirm I never hit or attacked anyone I simply defused the situation by separating them.last_img read more

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Un nouveau modèle pour la tectonique des plaques

September 20, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Un nouveau modèle pour la tectonique des plaques | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgUn nouveau modèle pour la tectonique des plaquesUne équipe franco-suisse de scientifiques a mis au point un nouveau modèle de convection du manteau terrestre, permettant à la fois de mieux prévoir les mouvements à venir et de mieux comprendre ceux du passé.A l’instar de la climatologie, la tectonique des plaques va enfin se voir offrir des modèles de prévision ainsi qu’une meilleure connaissances des évènements passés. Jusqu’ici, une seule règle était communément admise, celle qui voulait que les plaques rentrent en subduction lorsqu’elles sont suffisamment froides, c’est-à-dire suffisamment anciennes et lourdes. Mais une équipe de scientifiques français (Nicolas Coltice et Stéphane Labrosse du Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon) et suisses (Tobias Rolf et Paul Tackley de l’Institute of Geophysics de Zurich) a réussi à créer un modèle différent qui démontre l’importance du rôle des continents, où les plaques jeunes et chaudes ont la même probabilité de plonger dans le manteau dans une zone de subduction que les plaques anciennes. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les chercheurs ont ainsi présenté les résultats de leur travaux dans la revue Science. Ils y ont créé des modèles, grâce à l’introduction dans les calculs de continents simplifiés et d’un comportement mécanique permettant la formation de plaques. Lorsqu’on mélange ces deux données, il se produit une tectonique de surface suffisamment proche de la tectonique terrestre pour reproduire la distribution des âges des fonds marins. Grâce à ces nouveautés, il va être possible à la fois de reconstituer la tectonique des plaques à l’œuvre avant même que la Pangée n’ait été formée et surtout de prévoir son comportement, comme le climat, pour les 100 millions d’années à venir. De quoi prévenir les éruptions volcaniques et autres séismes meurtriers ?Le 24 avril 2012 à 14:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Veterans group raises funds for a Korean War memorial

September 19, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Veterans group raises funds for a Korean War memorial | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgA local group of Korean War veterans is determined to ensure that their fallen brothers in arms are honored in a permanent way.The Clark County chapter of the National Korean War Veterans Association Inc., the Richard L. Quatier Chapter, has been aggressive in its fundraising efforts for a national Wall of Remembrance. The wall would display the names of the thousands of Americans who died during the oft-overlooked conflict in a glass monument, etching their sacrifice into history.“These people all died on behalf of the freedom of this country, freedom of South Korea and freedom all over the world,” said Ed Barnes, a Korean veteran and leader of the local chapter’s effort to build a memorial.Nine allies of the U.S. in the Korean War have already erected memorials for those soldiers, Barnes argued in a speech to around three dozen fellow Korean veterans who gathered for their monthly chapter meeting on Dec. 19.“Every country of those nine countries all have monuments to their soldiers that were killed in Korea, and they all have their names on it. Here we’ve got a United States of America where we have 36,574 Americans who got killed in Korea, and there’s still no Wall of Remembrance like the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. It’s really a shame that we can’t do better in the United States.”In 2016, then-President Barack Obama signed Senate Bill 1982, a bill to authorize private contributions toward the memorial wall. The bill was cosponsored by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.last_img read more

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Man washed away in Musi river in Hyderabad dies

September 6, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Man washed away in Musi river in Hyderabad dies | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgHyderabad: A man was washed away in the Musi river in the city here on Monday. People who noticed the incident alerted the GHMC officials. A team of National Disaster Risk Management (NDRA) rushed to the spot and rescued the man who was already dead. His body was shifted to a hospital for post-mortem. The incident was reported near Ali cafe in Amberpet. The police registered a case and are ascertaining the details of the man. They are also probing in the angles if he was slipped accidentally or pushed into the river.last_img

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Sanders And Warren Stand Together Takeaways From Tuesdays Democratic Debate

September 2, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Sanders And Warren Stand Together Takeaways From Tuesdays Democratic Debate | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_img Share Michael Zamora/NPRThe first 10 Democratic candidates prepare to debate on Tuesday night in Detroit.Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit was widely expected to pit the two leading progressives in the field against each other. Instead, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts had each other’s backs in fending off the other eight aspirants onstage.They gave as good as they got, and emerged at least as strong as either was going in. That was particularly good news for Sanders, who had been perceived as ceding ground to Warren in recent months.The question of the night was not so much, “Who’s more progressive?” — it was more, “Can the Democrats win in 2020 running on their most progressive policies?” In the end, both questions were left hanging in the air: to be continued.Watch The Highlights: Warren, Sanders Vs. Rest Of DebateHere are the big takeaways of Night 1 of the July debate:1. Sanders and Warren were allies, not rivals.It began when all 10 candidates were introduced by the CNN moderators, who brought them out in the order they qualified for the event (based on polling and donations).Sanders was first, followed immediately by Warren, who clapped him on the back and shook his hand with an air of shared determination. It was as if their body language said “it’s us against them” from the outset.As the full 150-minute marathon unfolded, Sanders and Warren were often beset literally from all those on either side of them. The framing was largely determined by the CNN moderators, who wanted to know if the other candidates thought Sanders’ and Warren’s ideas about “Medicare for All” and aggressive action on climate change were out of the mainstream — or just too pronounced to attract swing voters in 2020.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSanders and Warren greet each other at the start of Tuesday night’s debate.That theme brought some of the more marginal candidates suddenly to the fore, with the first-to-declare, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney having far more air time than in the summer’s early round.Delaney used it to tout his business experience and centrism repeatedly, but that opened him up to Warren’s zinger of the night: “I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.”It may have been a prepared line, but it burst out in a moment of apparent exasperation that made it all the more effective.Sen. Warren: “I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for President of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for…I’m ready to get in this fight. I’m ready to win this fight.” #DemDebate— CNN (@CNN) July 31, 20192. The stakes were high for lesser-known candidates.Also getting a welcome opportunity to address the national audience were Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who entered the race late and had not qualified for the first round; and Marianne Williamson, a self-help author who delivered several earnest sermonettes about love and hate in American culture.Bullock stressed his credentials as the only candidate who has been elected statewide in a state that voted for President Trump. He also advertised his bona fides on the campaign finance issue. But he seemed off-balance and tongue-tied when the topic turned to nuclear deterrence and the question of the “no first use” pledge.Electability in states Trump won was also salient for former congressman Beto O’Rourke, who twice claimed he had put his home state of Texas “in play” in 2020 by coming close to defeating Sen. Ted Cruz there in 2018. O’Rourke also seemed more sure of himself than he had been in the Miami debate last month, but that could also be said of all his rivals.The preparation level was high for this event in part because the stakes have risen so far, so fast. Those not meeting the elevated criteria set by the Democratic National Committee for polling and funding performance will not be on stage when the Democrats next meet in September. At that point, perhaps as few as half of those seen Tuesday night will be onstage again, joining survivors from the 10 who will be onstage in Detroit on Wednesday.Based on his latest performance, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper may have trouble making the next cut. While he smiled and leaned into his appealingly modest and moderate answers on several issues, he seemed just one in the pack of candidates presenting varying degrees of contrast to Sanders and Warren.3. Midwesterners claimed home-field advantage.Congressman Tim Ryan has been “on the bubble” and strove to break through in a venue not that far from his district in Youngstown, Ohio. He emphasized his empathy with displaced workers and ripped the Trump administration’s trade policies.But when asked if he would keep Trump’s tariff regime on steel or not, he did not have a ready answer other than to attack Trump again. Ryan also attracted adverse attention on Twitter and elsewhere for keeping his hands folded at his waist during the presentation of the colors before the debate. Everyone else on stage stood hand-over-heart.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesDemocratic presidential candidates stand for the national anthem ahead of the debate.Like Ryan, the other Midwesterners onstage sought something of a home-field advantage. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota talked of winning her state plus Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., also talked about there being “no such thing as a permanently red state.” Buttigieg, at 37 the youngest candidate, also made multiple references to his youth, noting at one point he was “a junior in high school” at the time of the Columbine High shootings in 1999. That brought smiles from several of the other candidates.Buttigieg was asked directly about his age in contrast with that of the man standing beside him — Sanders, at 77 the oldest candidate. Buttigieg said chronological age was less important than vision, while making a case for generational leadership. Sanders sidestepped the question to talk about income inequality.4. Sanders stood his ground.Sanders was gently chided by some for raising his voice and waving his right hand, two basic characteristics of his style. He did not alter that style Tuesday night. But overall his performance was far more reminiscent of his rallies and his better debates in the 2015-16 presidential cycle, when he shocked front-runner Hillary Clinton and got more than 40% of the delegates to the nominating convention.In the June debate, Sanders had seemed unsure of his footing, swatting at challenges from the NBC team and from his rivals and warily eyeing Warren. The veteran Democratic socialist seemed much more sure of himself on Tuesday night.5. There were noteworthy absences.Not in evidence on this night were the candidates who have made this the most racially diverse field in either party’s history. All the people of color running for this nomination drew into the second night of the debate by lottery.Issues of race and racism did arise, however, giving Williamson a chance to embrace her proposal for up to $500 billion in reparations payments to the African American descendants of slaves. She called it “a debt that is owed” and immediately set off a Twitter storm, pro and con. The rest of the candidates on stage tried to seek responses that were neither rejecting nor embracing of the cash payment idea.The debate also did not touch on the issue of abortion, despite the encroachment of anti-abortion forces in legislatures and in the courts.Even more surprising was the relative lack of talk about the president. He was referred to many times, usually with a vow to defeat him in 2020 that drew reliable applause and cheers from the partisan crowd.But the moderators had seemingly resolved there would be little daylight between these candidates with regard to Trump. Their clear preference was to explore the areas of disagreement separating these candidates before the field is winnowed over the next several weeks.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit read more

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Cockroaches Control Their Breathing to Save Water

August 31, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Cockroaches Control Their Breathing to Save Water | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgA cockroach mom shelters her newborn babies. Credit: by Allen Moore Citation: Cockroaches Control Their Breathing to Save Water (2009, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to seven minutes. Their respiratory system is highly efficient but there are no lungs. Instead, the insects draw in air through external valves called spiracles and transport the air directly to the cells via tubes called trachea. To stop breathing, they simply close the spiracles.The new study, reported in the Journal of Experimental Biology tested the major hypotheses put forward to explain the practice of holding the breath for long periods. One hypothesis is that the insects are trying to build up the carbon dioxide produced during respiration, which makes it easier to expel from the body. Another idea is that they stop breathing to protect themselves from high oxygen concentrations (which can be toxic). The third hypothesis is that the practice aims to regulate water loss.One of the scientists, Dr Craig White, an animal physiologist at the University of Queensland, explained that the trachea do not just carry air inwards to the cells, they also carry water out of the cells. The hypothesis is that when they are resting and have a lower oxygen requirement, they close the spiracles to conserve water.The Australian team of scientists tested the hypotheses by monitoring the breathing of cockroaches over four weeks and under different conditions of humidity, and oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, so some cockroaches spent the four weeks in high humidity, others in low humidity, some with humidity constant but oxygen levels low or high, and so on.The study found that in low humidity the cockroaches held their breath longer, which confirms these insects adapt to dry environments by adjusting their behavior. This ability to adapt to the conditions may be one reason why cockroaches are such a successful group, and why they have survived for so long.More information: Cockroaches breathe discontinuously to reduce respiratory water loss, Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 2773-2780 (2009); doi: 10.1242/jeb.031310© 2009 ( — Many insects have been known for decades to hold their breath when resting, but the reasons have not been well understood. A new study on cockroaches suggests the insects reduce their breathing to conserve moisture. Breathing easy: When it comes to oxygen, a bug’s life is full of it 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

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Parents of 6 children who died in UK fire arrested

August 18, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Parents of 6 children who died in UK fire arrested | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_imgAssociated PressLONDON (AP) – British police on Tuesday arrested the parents of six children who died in a fire at their home on suspicion of murder.Derbyshire police said a 55-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were arrested together in Derby city center in connection with the fire earlier this month, which the force said broke out after fuel was poured through the front door mail slot of the family’s home. How men can have a healthy 2019 New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation The force said it was increasing its presence on the road where the fire took place and that forensic examinations were continuing at the house where the blaze occurred.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Police did not name the suspects, but British media have identified them as Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31.The children who died in the suspicious May 11 fire in the central England city of Derby ranged from the ages of 5 to 13. Five died immediately and one died at the hospital.Philpott has 17 children and had previously featured on British television in programs about his extraordinarily large family. In 2007, he hosted then-lawmaker Anne Widdicombe to live at his home for a week as she filmed a critical documentary about the country’s welfare system.Following the blaze, police said Philpott had made valiant efforts to rescue his children, who were sleeping in their beds in upstairs rooms when the fire began to rage in the early hours of the morning.In announcing Tuesday’s arrests, Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill said he suspected people with crucial information about the tragedy have yet to come forward.“It is absolutely vital that if you know anything you think could help us, come forward now. Do not wait any longer,” he said. “It is important that we find justice for these six young children.”Jade, 10; John, 9; Jack, 7; Jessie, 6; and Jayden, 5, died at the scene from smoke inhalation. Their brother Duwayne, 13, died in the hospital from his injuries. Top Stories last_img read more

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