New cars to light up Dover

first_img THUNDERSPORT 2 Meanwhile, the big warriors will go hard in Thundersport 2: Douglas ‘Hollywood’ Gore will renew rivalry with, Kyle ‘Speedy’ Gregg. There is no love lost between the two, and the match-up of Gore’s Audi TT DTM and Gregg’s Radical RXC promises to be epic. David Summerbell is promising that he will have a lot to say and is hoping to get past his reliability issues from last year. Captain Mark Carey is returning to Dover with a Mitsubishi Mivec. Chris Campbell and Peter Rae say they are ready and arriving from will be Trinidad Kristian Boodoosingh. There will be a total of 10 car races and drivers will cover between 5 and 7 laps for a total of 82 laps. The bike racing promises to be thrilling as four of the Class B riders including Class B Champion Mario Woon will move up to Class A to give Kyle Reynolds some intense competition. There will be four bike races covering six laps each. First race starts at 10.30 a.m. and the final race roars off at 3:45 p.m. neville.graham@gleanerjm.com Dover Raceway St Ann comes alive on Easter Monday with Total Lubricants Carnival of Speed. President of the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club Monique Gibbs is promising that those who make the journey will be rewarded with fast-paced action, keen tussles, bruising wheel-to-wheel competition, and drivers promising to leave it all out on the track. “I can tell you, the drivers will be going all out on Monday. We’ve set up a packed schedule and already we can report that the grids will be full. Some veterans that we’ve not seen in a long time have got new cars and are ready to go, while the young guns will be blazing,” Gibbs said. The Modified Production (MP) Class will be the one to watch at the Dover Carnival of Speed. The young guns will go head to head in MP2 as reigning 2016 Series Champion Fraser ‘Frazz’ McConnell took a break from school in Canada just to step into his new ride. He brings his new TruJuice Honda Civic crew chief and father Peter ‘Pops’ McConnell says both car and driver will deliver. “It’s all specced out for MP2, so that will see Frazz stepping up in class out of the bracket racing. The car has been immaculately prepared by the Moodie team at NG (New Generation) Racing and Frazz will be ready since he’ll be getting in some seat time by practicing Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” Pops McConnell reported. Frazz McConnell will match up against long time friend and teammate William ‘Wings’ Myers in a similarly prepared Honda Civic. The silky-smooth and skilful driving style of McConnell should be a foil to the determined, never-say-die style of Myers. The contest should be worth going miles to see. Pops McConnell is likening the match-up to Formula 1. “Both are very good friends and teammates, but they are also competitors. We have our own version of (Nico) Rosberg and Lewis (Hamilton), two great drivers, two good cars on the same team. It should be interesting,” McConnell said. In the modified Production Class 1, Colin Daley makes his entry to circuit racing. He is moving from go-karting to match up against MP1 champion Nicholas Barnes.last_img read more

Boss ‘deflated’ after Chelsea draw

first_imgChelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo spoke of his disappointment following his side’s 2-2 draw with Juventus in a pulsating Champions League tussle at Stamford Bridge.Oscar’s double – which included a magnificent 25-yard strike – put the European champions in control.But the Italians hit back and, despite only managing two shots on target, were good value for their point.Di Matteo told Sky Sports: “It was a very good football game and both teams could have won it. We had chances to get a third goal and probably close the game but it was probably a deserved draw.“We were in a great position to win the game and only got a draw but we knew we were playing a quality side.“We made a couple of mistakes on their goals but they had good movement and quality finishing as well.“We feel a bit deflated because we were ahead but it will be a tough group and we move on to the next game now.”Oscar’s performance on his first start for the club was a definite plus for Di Matteo.The Blues boss said: “It was a terrific debut for him. We were waiting for the right game to put him into the team and it was wonderful to watch him.“He played a very big role for us and the second goal was fantastic.”See also:Juventus hit back after Oscar’s doubleChelsea to assess Oscar ankle injuryChelsea v Juve player ratingsDi Matteo expects quick Sturridge returnFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Circus kids go Zip Zap

first_img17 December 2002There’s not many people in the world who can juggle five balls. Six balls takes hours and hours and hours of practice. And seven? Well, you can count them on one hand. And when you do, make sure you count in 14-year-old Johan Moolman of the Zip Zap Circus.The Circus, made up of a group of energetic and enthusiastic kids ranging in age from 7 to 20 years, is packed with extraordinary talent in trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, unicycling and clowning.The kids, in their colourful costumes and ready smiles, work together as a well-honed team, displaying confidence, poise and skill that attests to hours of practice and training. And besides juggling seven balls, they juggle rings, clubs, balls, even burning clubs, and the smaller boys juggle sitting on a bigger boy’s shoulders, who is on a unicycle.They tour the country, usually during school holidays, giving free shows in shopping centres. Some kids have gone on overseas trips – at present there are four boys performing in Holland. The school has around 60 kids, half boys, half girls.Zip Zap teenagers take on African stick-fightingThe Circus is based in Cape Town, where it began in 1992, and is the only free circus school in the country. It takes children from all walks of life – some are street kids, others have no parents, several live in mansions, others live in shacks in townships. They don’t pay fees for their five hours of training a day they get, and they still go to school, in some cases paid for by Zip Zap to encourage the kids to finish their formal schooling.Free shows, no training fees . . . how do they do it? The Circus has one major sponsor in the form of Old Mutual Properties, and they perform free of charge in shopping centres belonging to the large corporate. But most of their funding they earn themselves, through corporate, stunt and film work. Two recent movies they were involved in are Home Alone 4 and Sinbad. Several years ago they did the stunt work for the Sanlam advert in which a trapeze artist walked across a tightrope strung between two buildings.David Koch, assistant trainer and tour manager, explains: “We do corporate acts just for entertainment, but we also create shows around what companies want, maybe to build trust, to represent safety or dignity.’The school was started 10 years ago by Brent van Rensburg and his wife Laurence Esteve. Van Rensburg has worked in circuses worldwide. He set up the Circus with the aim of teaching kids life skills through circus skills.It’s not hard to see that it’s working – the kids exude confidence and pride, trust in each other (especially when you’re dangling from someone’s wrists four metres above the ground) and just plain enjoyment, obvious in their happy smiles. Says Lizo James, 17: “This is my school, it is good for me and makes me excited.’ He admits it is hard work. “It is not easy, you have to train hard to be flexible.’The kids also learn practical skills. They make all their own props and costumes, and learn make-up application.It goes further. Several of their acts are very humorous – a clown act with three bakers who throw their dough around, tumble over and under their baking table, getting lots of laughs from the audience.Another act involves boys dressed up as animals, tiptoeing behind a hunter dressed in khaki. They jump over a vaulting horse in every imaginable way, creating a very amusing scene. Two talented boys come on with African drums, and elicit much laughter with their mimed actions, but produce some pretty cool drumming.Koch says most of the ideas for the humorous sketches are put together by the kids themselves.And don’t skimp on the applause. Says Ryno Keet, 17: “The best part is getting a good round of applause.’ For him it shows the audience appreciates all the hard work that goes into each act. It requires a lot of “dedication, commitment, perseverance, and a need to get better’.Zip Zap has links with the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian-based circus, which sends interns to the Cape Town school.Zip Zap also has an outreach programme. They take street kids for a three-week basic circus skills course and some reveal great talent, but it can be heartbreaking. “Some of these kids could be stars, but they inevitably go back to the street’, says Cock.Three boys from Zip Zap will be going to study at the UniverSoul Circus in the US in February.Future plans for the circus are to create a centre of the arts, with a hostel attached. “We get inquiries from around the world. We’d like to set up an alternative kind of school’, says Koch. This requires approval from the Department of Education, so it will take some time.Smiles, confidence, poise . . . isn’t this what every teenager needs? Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA’s children get football fever

first_imgChildren blowing plastic vuvuzelas trumpets in Alexandra to mark 200 days remaining until the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The youngsters singing South Africa’s national anthem … … and waving the flag for Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s football team. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Play Soccer South Africa +27 11 023 0877 RELATED ARTICLES • Football Fridays fever mounts • Flags fly for 32 World Cup teams • Fly the Flag for Football Toolkit • Global Fifa fan parks for 2010 • Football for Hope to unite SA Bongani NkosiWith South Africa counting down the days to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, a sports day recently held in Johannesburg‘s Alexandra township kicked off a campaign to spread both excitement and lifeskills among the country’s young people.On 23 November more than 80 youngsters, ranging from four to 14 years old, gathered for a football workshop with a difference at the township’s Football for Hope Centre.They were there to pick up tips on how to “bend it like David Beckham”, as well as learn about national pride and the values of “ubuntu” – a Southern African philosophy of fellowship and community. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the 200 days remaining until the tournament begins.The event was a joint initiative of Play Soccer South Africa (PSSA), the local arm of a US-based NGO, which gives life skills and football training to children from disadvantaged areas; the International Marketing Council (IMC); and Heartlines, which promotes good values in society.“This is a contribution made by the three organisations to say that children deserve to celebrate. It’s about introducing them to the 2010 hype,” said Kenny Hlabahlaba, PSSA’s programme manager.“It’s 28 Fridays to go,” Heartlines’ Mzamo Moloi told participants. “We’re here to play football with you, but at the same time we’re here to teach you love and respect.”They were each handed plastic vuvuzela trumpets and South African flags, after Moloi taught the crowd about the significance of its colours. “The white represents the racial diversity of South Africa,” he said.“The whole point is to partner with Play Soccer to use soccer as a means to instill values in the children. It’s about using soccer as a tool for social change.“South Africans should grab opportunities presented by the current excitement about the much-anticipated tournament to create a strong spirit of doing good for their communities.”It would be unrealistic to do this just for the month of the World Cup, he said. “We’re saying let’s build a movement to work for our communities even after the final, because life will go on.”Life lessons through footballPSSA is well established in Alexandra and hosts scores of children at the Football for Hope Centre every Monday. “We use football to teach them about HIV and Aids. Children should know about such things. They also learn their rights and responsibilities,” said Hlabahlaba.The organisation does the same kind of work in seven other areas in Gauteng, including the communities of Lawley and Fine Town, south of Johannesburg.Play Soccer’s clinics have helped 18-year-old Sello Mahlangu, an Alex youngster appointed to train the children, adopt a healthier lifestyle. “It takes us away from many bad things. Play Soccer has done a lot for Alex … we learn a lot and we play soccer,” he said.“It’s all about developing talents and unleashing the potential of the individual,” Hlabahlaba said.Drumming up support for BafanaThe timing of this initiative is perfect, as it’s preparing all South Africans to welcome the world in 2010, said IMC chief financial officer Moeletsi Mabuku. “The best we can do is welcome the people with the spirit of ubuntu, the spirit of humanity.”The IMC is also behind two other campaigns to drum up support for the World Cup and national football squad, Bafana Bafana.Replicas of the national flag have been handed out to communities across the country through the Fly the Flag for Football drive, which was launched in April. “[The campaign] is powerful and it’s growing. People want the flag. They’re flying it from their cars and everywhere,” said Loyiso Stofile, the IMC’s marketing services coordinator.South Africans are also being encouraged to wear football shirts to work at the end of each week as part of the Football Fridays concept to build spirit for next year’s tournament. “Companies are coming through and supporting it,” he added.“That people can wear the gear of any team, be it Moroka Swallows, Brazil or Russia’s Rubin Kazan, is quite relevant to the World Cup. We have people coming here and we have to show that we are a supportive nation,” said Stofile.“And as for Bafana Bafana, it really does need the nation to rally behind it,” Mabuku said. He believes the two campaigns will do a lot to inspire the team to do its best in 2010.“The only way we can support our squad is by wearing their jersey and flying the South African flag with pride,” said Mabuku. “As we consolidate our support, we hope the coach and the players can tap into that.”The IMC is supporting most “events that are milestones towards 2010”, he said.At the Alex workshop I asked nine-year-old Lebogang Molapo about his opinion of Bafana Bafana. “Bafana Bafana will win it [the World Cup],” he said proudly. “Will we beat Brazil with its champion player Kaka?” I challenged. The youngster was in no doubt as he replied: “Yes, because Bafana Bafana has Teko Modise and Siphiwe Tshabala.”last_img read more

Pirates crowned MTN 8 champions

first_imgShortly before the break, Klate raced into the box and beat Mathibe, but then fired past the post. 4 October 2010 “I am pleased for everyone, especially our chairman [Irvin Khoza] who has worked so hard at building the club and at last we can show him a reward.” The Buccaneers triumphed 4-2 from the penalty spot after the teams had ended regulation time level at 1-1. Daine Klate was handed the responsibility of the spot kick and he responded well by sending Mathibe the wrong way to put Pirates ahead. Orlando Pirates broke a 10-year knockout competition title drought when they captured South Africa’s MTN 8 Cup at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday night after a penalty shootout win over Moroka Swallows. “I am relieved, but I am a happy man now that we have ended Pirates’ 10-year drought without a knockout trophy”, Krol said afterwards. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material While Andile Jali was named man of the match and Moneeb Josephs excelled in the shootout, Krol had words of praise for Ezenwa Otorogu, who won Pirates a penalty in the first half. “I think Otorogu did a fantastic job for us up front,” he said. Pirates’ R8-million reward was the biggest prize in the club’s history, while Swallows, along with the other six teams that qualified for the competition, each took home R800 000. In the 19th minute, however, the big Nigerian won the Buccaneers a penalty after a sweet build up had set him free to take on the Birds’ goalkeeper Aubrey Mathibe in a one-on-one. Otorogu got the better of the goalie, but was brought down and the referee had no hesitation in awarding the penalty. Dikgang Mabalane then had an opportunity to beat the Swallows’ goalkeeper, but his shot was narrowly wide. EqualiserWith only four minutes remaining on the clock, the Birds made Pirates pay for their missed chances earlier in the match by equalising. Morgan Shivambu got onto the end of a free kick taken by Gareth Ncaca and headed the ball past Josephs and into the goal. It all came down to penalties in the end. The teams were level at 2-2 when Nomvethe missed for Swallows. Isaac Chansa then netted for Pirates to give them the advantage. When Kagiso Mashishi missed for Swallows it gave Lucky Lekgwathi a chance to win the game. He scored and Orlando Pirates celebrated.center_img ‘I am relieved’ Second halfIt looked as if the game would follow a similar pattern in the second half when Pirates came out of the blocks strongly, once again exerting their tempo on the game. Swallows, however, appeared more resolute in defence and it took some time for Pirates to create a chance. Pirates came closest to winning the game in extra time, but Greg Etafia, who had replaced Aubrey Mathibe at half-time, saved superbly from a long range shot by Clifford Ngobeni. Pirates set the tempo from the opening kick off and showed good movement as they placed their Soweto rivals under pressure. Big things are always expected of Pirates by the club’s fans, so the silverware would have undoubtedly taken some pressure off the shoulders of coach Ruud Krol. The first half belonged almost exclusively to Pirates, with Swallows looking short of ideas and answers to the Sea Robbers’ pressure. Otorogu, who shone in the first half, spurned the first chance of the contest when he headed over the crossbar from close range. Mabalane was wide with a shot and it was Swallows who were the first to have a shot on target. It came courtesy of veteran striker Siyabonga Nomvethe whose volley at the back post was well saved by Josephs in the Pirates’ goal. ‘The whole team impressed me’“The whole team impressed me. They did what I asked them to do,” he added. Penalty Swallows were under the cosh, but they almost levelled matters a few minutes later. Bucs’ net-minder Moneeb Josephs needed to show sharp reflexes to stop a cross that turned into a shot by Keegan Ritchie. Great chanceThulasizwe Mbuyane had a great chance to double Pirates’ lead after 27 minutes, but he fired tamely at Mathibe, who pulled off a good save.last_img read more

Play the podcast

first_imgPodcasts – audio files that listeners can either directly download to their computers or mobile device or play online – are a great way to learn stuff in an informative and entertaining way especially if you do not have the time to sit down and sift through numerous education blogs.,Podcasts – audio files that listeners can either directly download to their computers or mobile device or play online – are a great way to learn stuff in an informative and entertaining way especially if you do not have the time to sit down and sift through numerous education blogs. There are plenty of fascinating and informative options that are worth listening to which range from movies, music and pop-culture, tech news, food, product reviews and educational information. Here’s our short list of four informative podcasts so you can learn on the go.EcontalkThis is a series which takes place as a one-on-one discussion between Russell Roberts and another guest. An insightful discussion on the history of economics, EconTalk is one of the best podcast on the financial market today. The show highlights the theory behind economics and explains situations and topics that a wide variety of people can understand and relate to. The major theme of the podcast revolves around the evolution of markets and other economic phenomenon. However it sometimes also ventures into additional themes like the economics of sports, health and education. The show has featured some Nobel Laureates like Gary Becker, Milton Friedman and Joseph Stiglitz.From Stanford To StartupKevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of Instagram, one of the biggest online mobile photo sharing and video sharing service, narrate their first hand experience of the entrepreneurial process. Former Mayfield fellows with the Stanford Technology Ventures programme, the duo discuss the lives of entrepreneurs. They talk about identifying problems to solve and maintaining a balance between work and life. Through the podcast they also challenge the many myths surrounding startups.Science Refutes GodThe podcast by Intelligence Squared Oxford Style Debates revolves around the belief in the existence of God and also questions the co-existence of science and religion. In the panel stand Lawrence Krauss and Michael Shermer for the motion while Ian Hutchinson and Dinesh D’Souza stand against the motion. advertisementApart from the intriguing debates, the podcast along with the many others demonstrate the art and skill of high-level debating on issues like terrorism, religion, education and politics.Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves ItBitcoin is described as ‘virtual gold’ and is viewed as a potential new technology that could underlie any number of transactions. The podcast begins by explaining what a bitcoin is and then goes on to highlight the enormity of the idea of a Bitcoin. It busts the myth that Bitcoin is only a digital currency. Featuring Stephen Dubner and Andreessen, a web pioneer, the podcast captures the gist of the controversy surrounding Bitcoin. It also touches upon the freedom the Bitcoin affords to criminals and addresses the major question on how widely Bitcoin will be accepted.last_img read more

Defense Bill Talks Drag On

first_imgThe House and Senate Armed Services committees are still engaged in negotiations to hash out a compromise version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill as an agreement on a handful of issues has proven unattainable to date.“No question we’re close,” House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told CQ. Thornberry said he has remained in contact with his Senate counterpart, John McCain (R-Ariz.). “I mean, we could be done anytime, but we’re not,” he said.Military compensation, including increases in Tricare co-pays and retirement benefits, has been one of the thorniest issues so far.“We’re still having discussions,” said McCain. “Honestly, I’m not sure whether we’re going to be able to get it or not,” he said.Meanwhile, conferees settled on language to overhaul the military procurement process, Thornberry said. One of the key questions the two sides tackled was whether to give the military service secretaries the power the defense secretary now has over initiating multibillion-dollar weapons programs.The House chairman said the two different versions of the annual defense policy bill “have blended together well,” without elaborating further. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

TCS added more employees than Wipro and Infosys put together in FY16

first_imgTata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest software services exporter, added more employees during the recently-concluded financial year than Infosys and Wipro put together. Mumbai-based TCS added 34,187 employees on a net basis when compared to 32,552 by rivals Infosys (17,857) and Wipro (14,695).The companies disclosed their employee addition and attrition rates along with their financial results.”TCS completed its highest ever hiring of over 90,000 new employees globally during the year. We are also delighted that our employee retention continues to increase as we continue to invest in building digital skills of TCSers to help them participate extensively in the new digital economy,” said Ajoy Mukherjee, executive vice president and global head of Human Resources at TCS, said in a statement while declaring results on Monday.The company’s workforce comprised of employees drawn from 129 countries. Also, 33.8 percent of its employees were women professionals as on March 31, 2016. All the three companies declared their fourth quarter and full-year results in the past couple of days, the last being Azim Premji-controlled Wipro that announced its results on Wednesday.Also Read: Wipro Q4 net profit falls 1.6%The net addition during the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2016 was 9,152, more than double the numbers recruited by Infosys (661) and Wipro (2,248) on a net basis.  The combined headcount of the three software services exporters was 7,20,799 as on March 31, 2016, up 66,739, or 10.20 percent, from 6,54,060 at the end of the previous financial year.Also Read: Wipro announces decision to buy back 40 million sharesAttritionIn Q4, attrition 14.9 percent in Wipro, 17.3 percent in Infosys and 14.7 percent in TCS.Also Read: TCS Q4 net profit rises 64.4%, revenues up 17.5%Share pricesOn the first day of trading after the declaration of results of all the three companies, their stocks witnessed a sharp divergence.On Thursday, at around 3.15 p.m. on the BSE, Infosys was down 1.38 percent to Rs. 1,226.15, TCS was trading 1.14 percent lower at Rs. 2,424 and Wipro had plunged 7.12 percent to Rs. 558.55. All the three are Sensex stocks.Also Read: Infosys ADRs rise 8% on Nasdaq, employees get 6-12% salary hikelast_img read more

4th Mitsubishi Electric Cup biggest nationallevel automation competition concludes

first_imgMitsubishi electric cupMitsubishiAfter organizing Mitsubishi Electric Cup (ME Cup) for three successful years, Mitsubishi Electric, a leading electric & electronic equipment company, concluded its fourth edition of ME Cup on Saturday,16 th February 2019. Incepted in 2016, ME Cup, an annual event of Mitsubishi Electric India, has emerged as the biggest National-level Automation Competition in India that challenges many collegiate engineering teams to design, build and present factory-automated, innovative working models.The journey of 4 th Mitsubishi Electric Cup kick-started in July 2018, witnessing several project submissions and teams working on their innovative project models. All the participating teams were backed by Mitsubishi Electric India’s technical support team and were provided with the essential Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation products such as Programable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interface (HMIs), Servo Motors, Variable Frequency Drives etc., to name a few.The two-day competition saw some of the best innovative project displays built by the participating teams focusing on the theme ‘Digital Industry through Smart Imagination’. These models were based on Smart Solutions for purposes like building automations, industrial manufacturing processes, among others.Team ”SPARK ” from D.K.T.E. Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute , ICHALKARANJI became the winners of the 4 th Mitsubishi Electric Cup, receiving Rs. 1,00,000 and Winner Trophy; “CON-SOL- E-3.0”team from Institute of Technology, NIRMA University, Ahmedabad bagged the second position, receiving Rs. 75,000 and Runner up Trophy; and ”TEAM EMINENCE” from MKSSS’S CUMMINS College of Engineering for Woman, Pune ranked third in the competition with prize money of Rs 50,000 and Trophy; also they have received the Most Popular Team award. An appreciation prize of Rs 10,000 along with certificates was given to the selected 15 teams. All the participating teams were also given certificates of participation from Mitsubishi Electric India.The competition primarily comprised three parts – System Design and Presentation, Basic Knowledge, and Good Behavior; System Design and Presentation requires participating teams to focus on the theme of Digital Industry through Smart Imagination independently design and produce a complete set of devices / models by using Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation products, the control system shall be built based on the e-F@ctory concept. The Basic Knowledge test involves questions on Programable Logic Controllers, Inverters, Human Machine Interface, Servo Motors and Factory Automation Network, aiming to examine students’ understanding of Mitsubishi Electric products and factory automation technologies.Under “Good Behavior”, participating teams are required to mandatorily comply with the discipline and arrangements of the Organizing Committee, with an eye on the words and deeds, organized in a friendly and civilized manner.”Congratulations to the winners of 4 th edition of Mitsubishi Electric Cup. I congratulate all the participating teams for putting up such a great learning event. We are obliged to witness such young talent showcasing their innovative creations. Mitsubishi Electric is giving a platform to students to work as a team, create innovations and excel in the field of Factory Automation which ultimately contributes to the National Mission of Skill Development. To boost the motivation, Mitsubishi Electric will sponsor visit to its Headquarters in Japan for Gold Cup Winners. The students will have an opportunity to witness the world-class manufacturing facilities at Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation Factory in Nagoya, Japan. Further, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all participants and supportive members from institutes, organizations, companies and CII for their support and for making this event successful. We are hopeful that our initiative will help young minds to innovate in their future endeavours as well”, said Mr. Katsunori Ushiku, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions said, “We are honoured to be chosen to organize the fourth edition of Mitsubishi Electric Cup. The working models showcased at the competition were a clear sign of emerging innovation in India and reflect the growth potential of our nation’s budding engineers. Manav Rachna has a robust research, innovation and an entrepreneurial ecosystem with many international accolades in the sphere of technological innovations. Competitions such as these broaden the spectrum of students. I congratulate Mitsubishi Electric for its unmatched role in developing and honing the skills of young engineers.”.last_img read more

Lightning kills 7 in 5 dists

first_imgFile photo of LightningSeven people were killed and 10 others injured in separate lightning strikes in five districts on Thursday, reports UNB.The five districts are Habiganj, Meherpur, Cumilla, Satkhira and Netrakona.In Habiganj, a farmer and a schoolgirl were killed when thunder bolts hit them in separate places in Baniachong upazila.The deceased were identified as Tarin, 15, daughter of Jahir Miah and a class IX student of Sujatpur High School and farmer Mizanur Rahman, residents of Sotomukha village in Sujatpur union.Tarin’s father Jahir Miah said a thunderbolt hit Tarin while working at the court yard of their house and she died on the spot.Besides, Mizanur was killed in lightning while he was cutting paddy at Daulatpur haor.In Meherpur, Helu Zoarder, 55, son of Nabin Zoarder of Mohammadpur village, was killed as a lightning struck him while he was working at the field of the village in Gangi upazila around 11:00am.Besides, six people were injured in lightning strikes at Mohammadpur, Kasba and Motmura villages of the upazila.In Cumilla, Md Ishak Miah, 55, a former union parishad member, was killed after being hit by a lightning at Baira village in Nangolkot upazila.The incident took place while cleaning hyacinth from his pond at noon.In Satkhira, a thunderbolt hit Ashraf Hossain, 28, son of late Abdul Majid of Ghola village in Shyamnagar upazila, while working at his fish enclosure, leaving him dead on the spot.In another incident, Aminur Rahman, 16, son of Abdus Sattar of Gangati village, was killed and two other teenage boys were injured as a streak of lightning hit him while he was sitting at the veranda of a mosque after saying zohr prayers.The injured are Mizanur Rahman, 15 and Akhterul Islam, 17.In Netrakona, Mitu Akhter, 12, daughter of Habibur Rahman, was killed and her grandmother Safura Begum and younger brother Rakib Hossain, 8, were injured in a lightning strike at Atithpur village in Barhatta upazila.last_img read more