Catch-up with morning facts- Blogger Duniya

first_imgBelow are some quick interesting facts about the human body:It is possible to brush your teeth too aggressively however doing so can wear down the enamel and make your teeth sensitive to hot and cold foods.Goosebumps develop gradually to make our ancestors’ hair stand up, which makes them appear more threatening to predators.Do you know, wisdom tooth serves no purpose? They were leftover from hundreds of thousands of years ago. As early humans’ brains grew bigger, it reduced space in the mouth that crowding out this third set of eyetooth.We all yawn, at least twice a day. But do you know, even scientists aren’t exactly sure why we yawn? But it may help in regulating our body temperature.Your fingernails don’t actually grow after your death.Humans are only the animals who have chin on their face.Breathing is the necessary part of human life and you know that as you breathe, most of the air is going in and out of one nostril. Every few hours, the workload shifts to the other nostril.Losing weight is a very common goal of every other girl/woman, but do you know that blood makes up about 8 percent of your total body weight.Belly buttons grow special hairs to catch lint.Skin is the body’s largest organ and can comprise 15 percent of a person’s total weight.These are some quick facts about your body. For more interesting facts, keep reading Blogger Duniyalast_img read more

Greening the meaning of bottom line

first_imgTruckloads of paper, toner, ink, and office furniture. Last year, Harvard spent almost $35 million on the high-volume, low-cost supplies that are the little-celebrated grist of office life.But even the humblest purchases come with an environmental impact, said Christine S. Benoit, a contract manager at Harvard’s Strategic Procurement Office. Paper requires trees, toner involves expensive chemistry, and even pens get shipped from A to B at the cost of fuel and exhaust.To reduce that environmental impact, Benoit believes in ordering just enough supplies, and from the right places. That includes ordering from manufacturers who support conservation, use renewable energy, and favor the University’s preferred vendors.She and other procurement experts in her office are also looking for ways to put Harvard’s sustainability concerns into purchasing contracts, bidding proposals, and policy.Keeping the bottom line green can keep it in the black. “People are interested in saving money,” said the five-year Harvard veteran. “Saving money and the environment go hand in hand.”Benoit wasn’t always a student of market-share spreadsheets and industry trends in the office supplies trade. At Rutgers University, she majored in physics, and in 2004 signed on as a faculty assistant at Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences on Oxford Street.Benoit learned a lot about geophysics, geochemistry, and the effects of climate dynamics. “They loved to teach,” she said of the department’s professors, “no matter who you are.”While on Oxford Street, Benoit also practiced acts of small-scale sustainability as a member of one of the University’s first “green office” teams. These conservation-minded workers try to minimize the energy and materials their workplaces consume.In 2006, Benoit became office manager at the Green Campus Initiative (now Harvard’s greatly expanded Office for Sustainability). She helped administer a $12 million Green Campus Loan Fund which to date has bankrolled 153 projects and generated  $4 million in conservation savings.In 2008, Benoit joined the strategic procurement office, where eight staffers investigate the environmental impact of buying science supplies, paper, furniture, cleaning products, and building systems. They also look into the impact of delivery services, travel, and printing.That way, said Benoit, “people don’t have to wish and hope and wonder” where their everyday supplies come from.Any advice on sustainable purchasing people can take home? With a laugh, she has a fast answer: “Don’t buy anything.” But if you have to buy something, said Benoit, consider an item’s life cycle – that is, not only what it costs to buy, but what that item costs to install, operate, maintain, and dispose of. Even better, she said, see if you can buy the item used.Benoit spends a lot of her spare time hitting the books, and is halfway to a master’s degree in information management at the Harvard Extension School.The course work helps with her latest Harvard job, said Benoit – a work setting where in sustainability terms “I can really dig my heels in and get some work done.”last_img read more

Elliott, Larson take Roval stage wins as Bowman punts Wallace

first_img7Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas Racing4 10Daniel SuarezStewart-Haas Racing1 10William ByronHendrick Motorsports1 6Michael McDowellFront Row Motorsports5 3Clint BowyerStewart-Haas Racing8 4Joey LoganoTeam Penske7 Chase Elliott won Stage 2 in the Bank of America Roval 400 on Sunday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his fifth stage win of the season.Elliott, in the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, was leading when the caution came out with 10 laps to go. He and crew chief Alan Gustafson made a gutsy call to pit and give up the lead, but Elliott feverishly worked his way through the field following the ensuing restart to re-take the lead and nab the stage win.That caution emerged when Alex Bowman, who had been battling Bubba Wallace for multiple laps, expressed his frustration with the No. 43 driver and punted his Chevrolet counterpart.RELATED: Stage 2 resultsElliott battled hard with Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski over the closing laps, with the 2012 champion settling for second. Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five. Martin Truex Jr. (P7) and William Byron (P10) were other playoff drivers to finish in the top 10.Defending Cup champion Joey Logano hit the wall exiting pit road early in the stage. He wound up placing 22nd in the stage. 5Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske6 8Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas Racing3 4Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports7 3Clint BowyerStewart-Haas Racing8 1Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports10 6.2.5STAGE 1Kyle Larson won Stage 1 under caution in the Bank of America Roval 400 on Sunday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his fifth stage win of the season.Larson, in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, didn’t lead any laps under green flag conditions but at the stage end was scored ahead of pole-winner and Stage 1 dominator William Byron, who led 22 laps in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to place second.RELATED: Stage 1 resultsThe caution came out with six laps remaining in the stage when Ryan Preece spun in the backstretch chicane. On the ensuing restart, Jimmie Johnson, Alex Bowman, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones were all involved in a mess in Turn 1 to bring out another caution. Larson had just enough time to pass Byron before the yellow came out, thus handing him the stage win as the stage never restarted.Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano and defending race winner Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five.Bowman, who earned a front-row starting position but had to start in the back of the pack due to a crash in final practice, got turned around on the first lap. In need of a Hail Mary-type day to make the cut, the Hendrick Motorsports driver had recovered to crack the top 15 before being relegated back to 30th at stage finish.Erik Jones (p39) was forced to take the No. 20 behind the wall because of a punctured radiator as well, marking the end of his day and playoff pursuit.Daniel Suarez was the only non-playoff driver to finish in the top 10, with playoff drivers Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr,, Ryan Newman, Bowman, Hamlin and Jones all finishing 11th or worse. PlaceDriverTeamPts 9Paul MenardWood Brothers Racing2 1Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing10 9Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports2 7Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing4 2William ByronHendrick Motorsports9 6Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske5 2Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske9 PlaceDriverTeamPts 5Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas Racing6 8Daniel SuarezStewart-Haas Racing3 6.2.5last_img read more

My digital life: Paul Everall

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Somali charity fears flooding may trigger disease outbreaks

first_imgCentres for Disease Control & Prevention set up in Africa to mitigate future outbreaks UN Mission in Somali Residents walk through flooded streets in Beledweyne, north of Mogadishu on May 26, 2016.Hundreds of families have been forced out of their homes following flash floods in Beledweyne after torrential rains pounded the area in the last few days. The heavy rains led to the bursting of River Shabelle which caused massive floods in residential areas along the river. / AFP / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB (Photo credit should read MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP via Getty Images) Residents walk through flooded streets in Beledweyne, north of Mogadishu.Hundreds of families have been forced out of their homes following flash floods in Beledweyne after torrential rains pounded the area. / (MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP via Getty Images)The Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) on Tuesday expressed fears that floods could trigger deadly outbreaks of malaria, diarrhea, and other infectious diseases in Somalia.Abdi Abdullahi, who leads SRCS operations in Beledweyne, said hundreds of thousands of people have already been forced to leave their homes as more rain is expected in the coming weeks.“These floods have already cost lives and our concern is that another fatal disaster is on its way,” said Abdullahi in a statement issued in Mogadishu.“Thousands are living in the open and outbreaks of disease can easily take hold,” he said. “The main hospital in the area is flooded and many are cut off from our clinic.”The charity said more than 50 SRCS volunteers are in Beledweyne town, responding to the immediate aftermath of the floods.Last week, the SRCS recovered seven bodies from the floodwaters and evacuated 137 people by boat. A mobile clinic has also been set up to provide care to people moving to higher ground in Eljale, 10 km from Beledweyne town, it said.“We are on high alert, but much more will be needed, especially clean water and sanitation, to prevent people from falling ill,” said Yusuf Hassan Mohamed, president of the SRCS. “We are racing to scale up our response, but the floods have made it impossible to bring relief and medical supplies in by air to Beledweyne and many areas are hard to reach.”Heavy rains in Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands sparked wide-scale flooding in October.The charity said Beledweyne town, which sits on the banks of the Shabelle River, was among the hardest-hit areas, with entire neighborhoods submerged in water and crops destroyed.The SRCS said it is working closely with the International Committee of the Red Cross to deliver tarpaulins, mosquito nets, cooking utensils as well as water treatment tablets to approximately 4,000 families left homeless by the floods.Relatedcenter_img Mobile phone software helps detect plant disease outbreaks on timelast_img read more

Kuping Berdengung Saat Take Off? Jangan Panik dan Pahami Penyebabnya

first_imgBila dengungan masih terjadi dan terasa sakit saat sudah turun dari pesawat, Anda bisa meneteskan air hangat kedalam telinga dan tunggu beberapa saat atau minum obat sakit kepala untuk meredakan sakit akibat dari dengungan tersebutShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Pernah merasakan dengungan di telinga saat naik pesawat? Sebagian dari Anda kemungkinan pernah mengalaminya. Hal ini memang sering terjadi saat pesawat akan take off ataupun selama perjalanan di dalam pesawat. Dengungan yang anda rasakan biasa disebut Okulasi Tuba atau adanya penyumbatan yang terjadi di saluran tuba yang berada di dalam telinga.Saluran ini biasanya menyeimbangkan tekanan udara di telinga tengah dan tekanan udara di luar. Biasanya bila terjadinya perbedaan tekanan udara, maka saluran ini akan membuka dan membiarkan udara masuk ke telinga tengah sehingga tekanan menjadi seimbang.Bila muncul dengungan di telinga, Anda akan merespons dengan menelan ludah sehingga pendengaran menjadi normal kembali. Hal ini biasanya biasanya direspon orang yang berkondisi normal. Sebaliknya jika Anda dalam keadaan sakit seperti flu atau pilek, maka akan lebih sulit untuk menyeimbangkan tekanan tersebut.Untuk solusi terjadinya dengung, selain menelan ludah, seseorang juga bisa memakan permen. Karena sembari kita memakan permen, ludah yang dihasilkan akan tertelan. Untuk yang terkena penyakit flu/pilek dapat menggunakan obat tetes telinga sebelum berangkat.Selain makan permen atau menelan ludah, menggunakan tisu dan air hangat dipercaya juga bisa mengurangi efek dengung. Namun bila sulit di dapat, Anda bisa mengganti dengan menutup hidung dan menghembuskan nafas perlahan-lahan. Penggunaan ear plug juga bisa membantu mengurangi dengungan yang terjadi. Yang terakhir, biasanya faktor alam dari diri sendiri, dengan dinginnya AC dalam kabin pesawat membuat Anda mengantuk dan otomatis akan menguap. Karena menguap bisa menghilangkan dengungan di telinga.last_img read more

BITKRAFT and Roundhill Investments to launch dedicated esports ETF

first_imgBITKRAFT Esports Ventures has expanded its partnership with Roundhill Investments, a registered investment advisor and ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) sponsor. Together, the two will launch the Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF (labelled ‘NERD ETF’).BITKRAFT and Roundhill aim for the ETF to enable veteran investors, budding interest groups, and new individuals seeking to invest in the esports industry to engage with a more diversified range of entities, rather than just investing in one company. The ETF itself will consist of companies listed through the Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports Index (‘NERD Index’).Jens Hilgers, Founding Partner of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, commented: “Together with the Roundhill team we are taking an important step forward in making esports more easily accessible on the public financial markets. “The Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF enables institutional investors as well as individuals to participate in the long-term growth of esports and the underlying entertainment trends. Essentially, this ETF enables esports fans to invest in the field they love and believe in.”SEE ALSO: PlayBrain Secures $1.9 Million Investment from BITKRAFT Esports VenturesThe joint venture is designed to offer investors exposure to esports and digital entertainment by tracking the performance of companies listed on the ‘NERD Index’, which began operation in January this year. The NERD Index consists of globally-listed companies who are actively involved in the competitive video gaming industry, including video game publishers, streaming network operators, video game tournament and league operators/owners, competitive team owners, and hardware developers. Both the ETF and Index are managed by Roundhill Investments. “More than just launching and operating the ETF, the Roundhill team is taking a next-generation approach on marketing and storytelling of the product tailored to a digitally-native target audience that is increasingly seeking out ways to invest in investment themes they see shaping their world,” said Will Hershey, CEO of Roundhill.Esports Insider says: The launch of a dedicated ETF presents a new opportunity for a wide range of investors to get more involved in the esports scene. The platform seems to provide an alternative for new/less experienced investors to get involved without putting their chips in one company’s basket. We will have to watch the ‘NERD Index’ closely, as success through the ETF appears to be anchored its good performance.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Olympic boxing body mulls legal fight against IOC inquiry

first_imgInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Under pressure from an IOC inquiry into its integrity, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has been weighing legal action and formal complaints against Olympic officials.AIBA leadership has called a meeting in Lausanne on May 15 — one week before the International Olympic Committee executive board also meets in the city to decide if the boxing body should be excluded from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Rakhimov’s status on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list with suspected links to organized crime and international heroin trafficking is central to the IOC’s concerns about AIBA’s right to run Olympic boxing. He denies the allegations that he says are politically motivated.The IOC board set up a three-member panel in November to investigate AIBA’s governance, finances and integrity, with doubts about some judging decisions at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Moustahsane dismissed a suggestion in an interview with The Associated Press last month that AIBA could appeal against the IOC at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, saying: “This is not one of our values.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ View comments NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Naomi Osaka wins Madrid opener, Garbine Muguruza loses in 1st round Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN In an April 29 letter to colleagues, AIBA interim president Mohamed Moustahsane proposes a vote on preparing a legal challenge “should the IOC decision … not be favorable.”Moustahsane also suggests, in the letter seen by The Associated Press, complaints could be filed against “some IOC members” to the Olympic body’s ethics commission.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe agenda items were later withdrawn in a follow-up email sent by the stand-in president.Moustahsane, a doctor from Morocco, took over in March when elected president Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan stepped aside from his duties.last_img read more

Zeta-Jones keeps it all about family

first_imgCatherine Zeta-Jones’ main priority isn’t her acting career, it’s her husband, Michael Douglas, and their two young children. “Years ago if someone said they were doing a movie in Romania, I was, like, `What time is my flight?’ I couldn’t see beyond the script,” the 37-year-old actress tells InStyle magazine in its July issue, on newsstands Friday. “Now I’m like, `Script? I’ll figure that out after dealing with the people I love more than anything in the world.”‘ Zeta-Jones, who won a 2003 supporting-actress Oscar for her role in “Chicago,” married Douglas in 2000. They have two children – son Dylan, 6, and daughter Carys, 4 – and live much of the year on the island of Bermuda. The couple also have homes in Manhattan and Majorca, Spain, and a farm in Quebec, Canada. “Some people collect art,” she says. “We collect houses.” The movie is due out May 22, 2008. Broadbent, 57, won a supporting-actor Oscar for 2001’s “Iris.” He joins previously announced co-stars Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, John Hurt and Ray Winstone. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! – Associated Press Broadbent heads for `Indiana’ Jim Broadbent is joining Indiana Jones on his latest adventure. The Academy Award-winning actor has joined the cast of the fourth installment in the “Indiana Jones” series, according to an announcement posted Wednesday on Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Indiana Jones Web site. Production began Monday on the not-yet-titled film, which reunites director Steven Spielberg, executive producer George Lucas and Harrison Ford as the archaeologist-adventurer who made his first appearance in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” last_img

Microsoft U Rank: Personalize Your Search Results

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Definitely Still a PrototypeU Rank is clearly still a prototype. Search results take a long time to load, and some very basic user interface issues clearly still need to be worked out. There is, for example, no way to move a search result from the second search page to the first, and the interface for dragging and dropping items sometimes doesn’t work well. To be really useful, it would also be helpful if you could organize your friends into groups, so that you can share your searches on lists more selectively.However, this is also a very interesting experiment that takes search into a different direction by putting a lot of emphasis on social interaction. If your searches tend to be very broad, you would probably have to have a lot of friends to ever encounter an annotated or reordered result, but we can see how this new interface could be very useful if you are working in a team that is focused on a very specific topic. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Microsoft Research just announced the release of a new experimental search engine interface with a focus on personalization and social networking. U Rank allows you to reorder your searches, add notes, create lists of results, and share your personalized search results with your friends. The search results look like they are drawn directly from from Microsoft Live Search. Microsoft has created a short screencast that demonstrates U Rank’s functionality in detail.Definitely Not Google+Digg The main feature of this new search interface – the ability to reorder search results at will – is decisively different from the rumors about a digg-style Google interface that tend to reappear regularly. In U Rank, your changes only appear to your friends and don’t influence the overall search index.The emphasis of U Rank is on collaboration and sharing. U Rank keeps a history of all your searches, but these are not shared by default. U Rank also allows you to create lists of search results by allowing you to copy a given search result to another search. You could, for example, create a list of personalized search results for a search term like “Best Digital Camera.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Tags:#news#NYT#Product Reviews#web Related Posts last_img read more