Video: Mississippi State May Have The Fastest 60+ Year Old Fan In The Country

first_imgMary, a 60+ year old Mississippi State fan, running the 40 yard dash.Twitter/@HailStateFBMississippi State football hosted a “ladies clinic” today, where Bulldog fans had a chance to go through drills and get coached up by the staff. Based on the many Instagram and Twitter posts we’ve seen, it looks like everyone had a great time. The day’s big winner, however, has to be Mary, the fan who has won the 60+ year old 40 yard dash seven years in a row. Mary doesn’t just edge out the competition either, she crushes everyone.VIDEO: For the seventh straight year, Mary wins the 60+ age group 40-yard dash at the Ladies Clinic #HailState pic.twitter.com/WioGhGCTNp— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) July 18, 2015We’re seriously impressed. Mary can fly.last_img read more

The Heat Should Keep Playing Small Ball

Every NBA game between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers is a contrast in styles. While the Pacers rely heavily on a starting lineup featuring two traditional big men, the Heat employ a multitude of flexible lineups favoring speed and shooting. This contrast presents advantages and disadvantages for both teams; each game, each team has to either make the other team adjust or adjust themselves.Through the first three games of Eastern Conference finals, the Heat were making the adjustment, using lineups with two traditional big men far more often than they did during the regular season. And though the Heat won two of the first three games, it didn’t work too well.Miami Heat Minutes Played And Point Differentials, By LineupThe Heat regularly use just three players who could reasonably be categorized as bigs: Chris Andersen, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem. With Andersen unavailable in Game 4 because of a calf injury, the Heat were forced to stay small. They used the combination of Haslem and Bosh for just six minutes together about 13 percent of the game, a single stretch in which they outscored the Pacers by one point. Over the remaining 42 minutes, the Heat’s smaller lineups outscored the Pacers by 11 points. The Heat beat the Pacers 102-90 and lead the series 3-1.For the most part, the Pacers have outscored the Heat when Miami has two big men on the floor; the less Miami does that, the better off it is.Playing these small lineups helps spread the floor, opening driving lanes for the Heat’s ball handlers and stretching the Pacers’ defense. In Game 4, that stretch effect (and the open lanes that resulted) were one of the main factors in the Heat’s series-high 34 free-throw attempts. The Pacers complained about the officiating, but the Heat’s free-throw rate in Game 4 was roughly as far above their season average against the Pacers as their free-throw rate in Games 1 and 2 was below it.The Heat’s small lineups also coincided with the best game in the series from Bosh — 25 points on a 76.2 true shooting percentage. This development shouldn’t have been unexpected. Across the season, Bosh’s true shooting percentage was about 8 percentage points higher when he played without either Andersen or Haslem as compared with when he played alongside one of them.Game 4 gave the Heat firm control over the Pacers and the rest of the series, but it also provided an emphatic reminder: The Heat are at their best with a small lineup on the floor, even with its inherent drawbacks. read more

Altice has acquired a further tranche of shares in

first_imgAltice has acquired a further tranche of shares in Numericable-SFR and has completed the sale of its Réunion and Mayotte service provider to Madagascar’s Hiridjee Group.Altice has just short of 1.3 million Numericable-SFR shares for €64.6 million, paying €49.75 a share.Separately, Altice has completed the sale of its Outremer Telecom mobile unit in the French overseas territories of Réunion and Mayotte to Hiridjee Group, part of its commitments made to secure regulatory approval for the Numericable-SFR acquisition.last_img read more

By WVUA 23 Reporter Kate Steiner and WVUA 23 Web C

first_imgBy WVUA 23 Reporter Kate Steiner and WVUA 23 Web Coordinator David Williams IIIFor more about AnnaRemembering Anna Kamplain: Hillcrest Freshman Dies After Battling IllnessAnna Kamplain passed away in late 2017 after battling a rare liver disease for most of her life. A fundraiser was held at Hillcrest High School to celebrate her memory.Anna was just 15 years old when she departed this past December, and she is missed by many. Anna’s family, friends, and teachers gathered at Hillcrest’s football stadium for a field day to introduce the Anna Kamplain Memorial Foundation.Amy Hydrick, a teacher at Hillcrest said that the foundation was started to help pay for Anna’s medical bills. In addition to the medical bills, another check will be written.“They want us to write a check to Children’s Hospital Activity Transplant Center which is where Anna spent some time, as well as all the children undergoing transplants,” said Cheryl Morrow, assistant principal at Hillcrest.Some of Anna’s closest friends attended the event, including Madelyn Clary, who said that Anna could put a smile on your face no matter what was going on.“Remember to live your life to the fullest because we are not guaranteed a certain amount of days,” said Kylee Schlatter, one of Anna’s closest friends.Everyone at the fundraiser said this is exactly how she would’ve liked her passing to be recognized. They said she would’ve wanted all her friends and family to celebrate her life rather than mourn her departure.“She would be so humbled at this, I don’t know celebration of her life that is taking place in so many forms and facets of this community and Tuscaloosa,” said Kristi Kamplain, Anna’s mother.last_img read more

Elon Musk May Be Sending a Tesla Roadster to Space on a

first_img Add to Queue Elon Musk on Friday seemingly revealed what would be part of the first ever Falcon Heavy launch payload: Tesla’s red Roadster.Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape. Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017Related: It Was Fun for a While, But Elon Musk Denies Theory He Created BitcoinThe founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX said on Twitter in replies to fans that there were a handful of reasons for wanting to send that particular vehicle. “Red car for a red planet,” and “I love the thought of a car drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future.”But when The Verge reported about the plan, the publication says that it was contacted via Twitter direct message by Musk, who said that he “totally made it up.”However, it seems that there actually might be some truth to the “joke.” We’ll just have to find out in January. The Falcon Heavy launch will be a significant milestone for SpaceX, as it is the rocket the company intends to use for missions to the Moon and Mars. It’s not entirely clear whether he’s kidding or not. Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Next Article Image credit: Vince Bucci | Getty Images 2 min read Entrepreneur Staffcenter_img Enroll Now for $5 December 4, 2017 Nina Zipkin Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Elon Musk –shares Elon Musk May Be Sending a Tesla Roadster to Space on a SpaceX Rocketlast_img read more

Uber and Competitor Launch Motorcycle Services in India on the Same Day

first_img Uber and Competitor Launch Motorcycle Services in India on the Same Day. This Should Be Interesting. The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Add to Queue –shares This story originally appeared on Reuters Next Article Image credit: Komar | Shutterstock.com 2019 Entrepreneur 360 Listcenter_img 1 min read Uber Technologies Inc. and Ola launched rival motorcycle-hailing services in Bengaluru on Thursday, as the competitors go head-to-head to target commuters tired of sitting in their cars in traffic.Two-wheelers are the most popular form of transport in many of India’s traffic-clogged cities, but schemes to rent a bike and driver by the kilometer are rare.Uber, which is investing heavily to compete against local ride-hailing services across Asia, including Ola in India, is piloting “uberMOTO” as a project developed specifically for cities in emerging markets.Last week it announced its first motorcycle scheme, choosing Thailand’s capital Bangkok, where it will compete with GrabTaxi, which already lets users book motorcycle taxis in some South East Asian countries.Ola, also based in Bengaluru, formerly Bangalore, and backed by Japan’s Softbank Group, said its “Bike Taxis” would help customers zip through traffic.India is one of the world’s largest markets for two-wheelers.(Reporting by Tommy Wilkes; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath) Reuters March 3, 2016 Uber Apply Now »last_img read more

SurveyMonkey Hires Autodesk Executive Debbie Clifford as Its New Chief Financial Officer

first_imgSurveyMonkey Hires Autodesk Executive Debbie Clifford as Its New Chief Financial Officer PRNewswireJune 4, 2019, 4:46 pmJune 4, 2019 AutodeskDebbie Cliffordglobal survey softwareMarketing TechnologyNewsSaaS transformationSurveyMonkey Previous ArticleUniserve Announces the Appointment of Owen Morley as Chief Technology OfficerNext ArticleSnapLogic Announces Strategic Partnership with Solita in the Nordics Clifford Brings Nearly 20 Years of Operational Finance Experience and Leadership in SAAS Business Model TransformationSurveyMonkey, a leading global survey software company, announced that Debbie Clifford will join its leadership team on July 8 as chief financial officer.  In her new role, Clifford will oversee all aspects of finance including financial strategy, planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, and investor relations, in addition to strategic planning and corporate development.  With the addition of Clifford, the majority of SurveyMonkey’s executive team members will be women.Clifford spent the past 13 years in several finance positions at design software company Autodesk, which generates $2.5B+ in annual revenue across its more than 9,000-employee organization. Most recently serving as vice president of financial planning and analysis, Clifford led the finance effort at Autodesk during its strategic business model transformation into the healthy growing, highly profitable large cap business it is today.  She was also actively involved in strategic acquisitions and investor relations.  Prior to Autodesk, she held positions at Virage, Inc. and Ernst & Young.Marketing Technology News: Pixability Hires Ex-Google Executive Chris Woods as Chief Revenue Officer“Debbie is a highly respected finance executive whose leadership and operational rigor will be critical as we accelerate our enterprise and international expansion efforts,” said Zander Lurie, chief executive officer at SurveyMonkey. “As one of the key architects of Autodesk’s SaaS transformation, Debbie’s experience and skillset will complement our seasoned executive team as we deepen our relationships with thousands of enterprise customers with new products and growth strategies.”“I’m delighted to join the team at SurveyMonkey, a company focused on helping organizations turn feedback into actionable insights,” said Clifford. “This is an exciting time as the company capitalizes on its massive footprint to accelerate growth, and I look forward to working with this smart, diverse team to ensure strong financial execution that creates value for customers, employees and shareholders.”Marketing Technology News: Aware Ads Announces Strategic Acquisition of the Assets of AppThisClifford serves on the boards of Harmonic, a video technology and services company, and GeoHazards International, a disaster prevention organization.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles, and a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.Marketing Technology News: Okta Drives Modern Identity Solutions for Major League Baseball’s Millions of Fans and Zoom’s Fast-Growing Workforcelast_img read more

Early exposure to health enrichment programs benefits students

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 26 2018A study conducted by LSU Health New Orleans researchers provides new evidence that early exposure to multiple health disciplines in pipeline programs targeting underserved/underrepresented students interested in health professions reduces the development of traditional role and leadership stereotypes about professional health care teams and practice. Programs that include interprofessional health exposure will ultimately improve collaboration resulting in better patient outcomes. The findings are reported in Health and Interprofessional Practice published October 18, 2018, available at https://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/vol3/iss3/12/.The LSU Health New Orleans research team led by Tina Gunaldo, PhD, DPT, Director of LSU Health New Orleans’ Center for Interprofessional (IPE) Education and Collaborative Practice, examined pre and post-survey responses of students participating in the 2017 Summer Health Professions Education Program at LSU Health New Orleans. LSU Health New Orleans is one of 13 sites offering the free, six-week academic enrichment program designed for college freshmen or sophomores interested in pursuing healthcare careers. It is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in association with the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Dental Education Association. At LSU Health New Orleans, the program is a partnership of its schools of medicine, dentistry and public health with support from its Center for Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice. The program helps develop critical thinking and reasoning skills and provides academic enrichment in selected gateway undergraduate basic science and quantitative courses, such as Organic Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and the Introduction to Biostatistics & Epidemiology, along with public health and health policy. The program also provides professionalism skills and knowledge development in areas of cultural competency, health equity, professional careers financial planning, as well as social determinants of health, medical ethics, and patient quality initiatives. The students also gain some clinical experience.Related StoriesAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairParticipants in 2017 also took part in small IPE group activities and IPE sessions, completed an online module created by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and met faculty from various health disciplines at LSU Health New Orleans to learn about the educational and training requirements of their fields.Fifty-three students who completed the surveys for the study demonstrated statistically significant positive changes in IPE perceptions. Additionally, student perceived knowledge of the scope of practice of dental providers, physician providers and public health professionals also improved.The World Health Organization defines interprofessional education as occurring “when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofessionally, they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team. This is a key step in moving health systems from fragmentation to a position of strength.”LSU Health New Orleans is the most comprehensive professional health university in Louisiana and the only one is the state with a centralized IPE office. It developed and integrated the two-year Team Up interprofessional education experience into the curricula of all six LSU Health New Orleans schools for first and second-year students. Not many universities in the country and no others in the state match LSU Health New Orleans’ preparation of future health professionals for team-based health care.”Research is emerging on the positive impact of interprofessional education,” notes Dr. Gunaldo, “however there has not been much in the literature about the best time to incorporate it. We found that inclusion of IPE in an academic enrichment program exposes pre-health professional students to the importance of collaboration and influences typical negative stereotypes that exist before admission into a health professional program. Such early exposure has the potential to improve the development of professional health care teams.” Source:https://www.lsuhsc.edu/newsroom/Students%20in%20Health%20Enrichment%20Programs%20Benefit%20from%20Early%20Team-Based%20Exposure.htmllast_img read more

Can the DMK take this hit

first_imgIndefatigable politician SHARE RELATED death SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Published on Muthuvel Karunanidhi: The quintessential politician With M Karunanidhi dead, what happens to the DMK? He was the glue that held the party together, steering it through trials and tribulations, and through some momentous triumphs, too. It was Karunanidhi’s political cunning that saw him claim the Chief Minister’s chair in February 1969, after the death of DMK’s founder and then chief minister CN Annadurai. VR Nedunchezhian, who was Education and Industries Minister then, a virtual No 2 in Annadurai’s Cabinet and the Leader of the House, was widely tipped to take over. But that was not to be and Karunanidhi, who was the PWD Minister then, raced him to the job. Feud with MGRKarunanidhi led the DMK to victory in the 1971 elections. But very soon, the party ran into problems. Matinee idol MG Ramachandran, who was a star attraction at all DMK public meetings, even when Annadurai was alive, fell out with Karunanidhi, ostensibly over the maintaining of party accounts. MGR was soon expelled from the party, and he set up his own party, the Anna DMK (later the All India Anna DMK).When the Emergency was imposed in the country in June 1975, Karunanidhi found himself out of favour with the Indira Gandhi government at the Centre, and his State government was dismissed in January 1976, two months before its term was to end. The Centre even constituted a commission of enquiry, headed by Supreme Court judge RS Sarkaria, to probe corruption charges against Karunanidhi and his government.In the 1977 elections, held after Emergency was lifted, the DMK came a cropper against MGR’s newly-formed ADMK. From 1977, till his death in December 1987, MGR ruled the roost in Tamil Nadu, and nothing Karunanidhi did, could dislodge him or reduce his popularity among the people. Many senior leaders of the DMK, including stalwarts of the Dravidian movement like Nedunchezhian, deserted the party and hitched their fortunes with MGR.But Karunanidhi held the DMK together, writing a daily column in the party mouthpiece Murasoli (Drumbeat), and addressing the cadres as udanpirappe (my kin). He was untiring in his efforts and would not lose an opportunity to launch a protest or address a public meeting. But he had to wait 12 years before he could taste power again, when in the elections of 1989, the AIADMK split into two. That tenure was to last just two years, marked as it was by open support to the Sri Lankan Tamil militant group LTTE. Karunanidhi even refused to attend a reception held for the Indian Peace Keeping Force that had returned from duties in the strife-torn Sri Lanka. It was in June 1990 that the LTTE gunned down 13 top leaders of another Sri Lankan Tamil outfit, the EPRLF, in Chennai, and escaped via road to the Vedaranyam coast, from where they fled by boat to the Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lanka. The Karunanidhi government was dismissed in January 1991.The returnIn the 1991 Assembly elections, held after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated at Sriperumbudur, the DMK was routed, and reduced to just two seats. Karunanidhi barely managed to retain his seat, but soon gave it up. Only five years later, the DMK would bounce back and form the government, highlighting Jayalalithaa’s acts of ommission and commission. The DMK’s very core — seniors such as K Anbazhagan, Duraimurugan, Ponmudi, Veerapandi Arumugam, and KN Nehru — continued to be ministers in the new Karunanidhi dispensation. When out of power, in 1993, the DMK was to go through a major upheaval. V Gopalasami (now Vaiko), once seen as Karunanidhi’s trusted lieutenant, was expelled from the party for dissent. Vaiko went on to form his own party, the MDMK.Power partnersThrough all these swings in fortunes, Karunanidhi ensured that the DMK stayed relevant in politics. If it was not in power in the State, the DMK occupied important portfolios in the short-lived VP Singh-led National Front Government at the Centre, and in the United Front governments of HD Deve Gowda and IK Gujral, with AB Vajpayee’s first NDA government, and for 10 years in the Manmohan Singh-led UPA governments. His nephew, Murasoli Maran, grand-nephew Dayanidhi Maran, and son, MK Alagiri, have been Central ministers at various points in time.Karunanidhi would remark that the kazhagam (referring to the DMK) was like a close-knit family. His critics say that he has made his family the kazhagam, what with MK Stalin being the Working President since January 2017, and daughter Kanimozhi, a Rajya Sabha MP.Stalin’s task cut outDespite Stalin calling the shots now, things are not going to be easy for him. Stalin’s elder brother Alagiri, who was based in Madurai and was considered the party’s strongman in the southern districts, was expelled from the party for anti-party activities in March 2014. Alagiri has so far maintained a low profile. It is no secret that there is no love lost between the brothers. With Karunanidhi no longer in the picture, Alagiri is bound to muddy the waters for Stalin. Though Stalin has managed to purge the party leaders in the districts of Alagiri loyalists, the elder brother still wields a lot of clout.Overcoming Alagiri’s moves will be Stalin’s first major test. How Stalin accommodates his half-sister Kanimozhi will also have to be seen. What will the Maran brothers (Kalanidhi and Dayanidhi), who control the Sun TV network, do is yet another issue. The Sun TV wields enormous clout in Tamil Nadu.In January 1991, at a public meeting in the then North Arcot district, with the air pregnant with rumours of his government’s imminent dismissal, Karunanidhi recalled Winston Churchill’s famous words during World War II, when London was repeatedly bombed by German fighter planes, that “London would take it.” Karunanidhi turned it around to suit the predicament he was in, and thundered, “the DMK will take it”. The question uppermost in everyone’s mind now is, how will the DMK take his passing.center_img August 07, 2018 state politics Tamil Nadu PM mourns Karunanidhi’s death; will be in Chennai tomorrow M Karunanidhi passes away Kalaignar’s shoes may be too big for others to fill COMMENTSlast_img read more

Karnataka minister and independent MLA Nagesh resigns withdraws support to govt

first_imgKarnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy Exodus of MLAs keeps Karnataka ruling coalition on tenterhooks COMMENT state politics Published on COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL Karnataka minister and Independent MLA, H Nagesh, resigned on Monday and withdrew support to the H D Kumaraswamy-led government, delivering another blow to the JD(S)-Congress rule in the state.Nagesh, who was recently inducted into the ministry as small scale industries minister, met Governor Vajubhai Vala at the Raj Bhavan here and submitted his letter of resignation.The Congress-JD(S) coalition government, which is on the brink of collapse, could suffer another jolt with another minister threatening to quit.Karnataka Minister and Congress’ Bidar North MLA, Rahim Mahmood Khan, said he has informed senior Congress functionaries about his grievances and will take a decision after meeting them at Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara’s residence. The move comes amid reports that ministers in the coalition government will be asked to step down to make way for disgruntled MLAs who have resigned as legislators.The Congress-JD(S) government has plunged into crisis with 13 MLAs of the alliance submitting their resignations to the Speaker so far. The ruling coalition faces the risk of losing its majority if the resignations are accepted.The JD(S)-Congress coalition’s total strength after Nagesh withdrew his support is 117 (Congress-78, JD(S)-37, BSP-1 and Independents-1), besides the Speaker.The BJP has 105 MLAs in the House, where the half-way mark is 113. If the resignations of the MLAs are accepted, the coalition’s tally will be reduced to 104. The Speaker also has a vote. “I have this day tendered my resignation to the council of Ministers headed by Shri H. D. Kumaraswamy,” Nagesh’s letter to the Governor read.He said, “I have been elected as a member of the legislative assembly from Mulbagal (SC) constituency, as I am independent candidate. I would by this letter, inform your good self that, I withdraw my support to the government headed by Shri H D Kumaraswamy. In view of the same, suitable action may be taken.” On June 14, Kumaraswamy expanded his cabinet by inducting two Independent MLAs, Nagesh and Shankar, in an apparent move to give stability to his 13-month-old wobbly government.The exercise was seen as a move to ensure the two Independents don’t jump ship.Nagesh, a former Congress member, contested and won as an Independent after not getting a party ticket in the 2018 assembly polls.In December last year, Shankar and he sided with the BJP and wrote to the Governor withdrawing support to the government for not being inducted into the ministry during the Cabinet rejig then.As the BJP failed in its alleged attempts to topple the coalition and form the government, the two lawmakers retraced their steps to get back in the ruling alliance. Karnataka SHARE July 08, 2019 RELATED 0last_img read more

Govt to invest Rs 33 crore to save 130 great Indian bustards

first_imgGovt to invest Rs 33 crore to save 130 great Indian bustards left in the countryWith just 130 great Indian bustards left in the country, the Centre has initiated a project worth Rs 33.85 crore for their conservation and protection, the Environment Ministry told Lok Sabha Friday.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 17:56 IST Babul Supriyo said the ministry has also initiated a project, titled ‘Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard-An Integrated Approach’. (File photo)With just 130 great Indian bustards left in the country, the Centre has initiated a project worth Rs 33.85 crore for their conservation and protection, the Environment Ministry told Lok Sabha Friday.Responding to a query on measures being taken to protect the Indian bustard, one of the heaviest birds listed under critically endangered species, Union Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo said the ministry was providing funds to states and Union Territories for conservation and protection of 21 critically endangered species, including the great Indian bustard.”The ministry, through its Centrally Sponsored Scheme-Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH), provides funds to states or Union Territories under the component ‘Species Recovery Programme’ for conservation and protection of 21 critically endangered species, including the great Indian bustard,”p Babul Suriyo said in a written response.Babul Suriyo said the ministry has also initiated a project, titled ‘Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard-An Integrated Approach’, with a financial support of Rs 33.85 crore for five years from the ad hoc Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) for conservation, breeding of the Indian bustard with technical support from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).”The important objective of this programme is to build up captive population of great Indian bustard and to release the chicks in the wild for increasing the population. Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra are the important range states involved in this programme,” the minister said.In the last four years, the government has released over Rs 7.9 crore to Maharashtra and Rajasthan for conservation of great Indian bustard under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme-Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH), the ministry said.According to government figures, Maharshtra got Rs 4.79 crore between 2015 and 2019, while Rajasthan received Rs 3.12 crore.However, on a question on the role of noise pollution in endangering the Indian bustard, the ministry said the government does not recognise such a cause.Speaking to PTI, a senior official of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), an organisation working on the Indian bustard breeding project, said power lines are killing these birds and in order to increase their population, their breeding has started.”We are starting a breeding programme to repopulate the great Indian bustard. We collect their eggs, incubate them and hatch them. The second and third generation born out of the breeding will be then released into the wild when the environment is suitable for them. But it will take at least 15 years for them to be released into the wild,” said Y V Jhala, scientist, Wildlife Institute of India (WII).Currently, there are two centres for breeding and hatching — one in Jaisalmer and the other in Kota, both in Rajasthan, Y V Jhala said.ALSO READ | Royal hunting party fromSaudi Arabia in search of the Great Indian BustardALSO READ | The Great Indian Bustard could have become India’s national bird but for that spelling!ALSO WATCH | Karnataka: Animal lovers set-up shelter, save animals from floods For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Bustard speciesFollow Environment MinistryFollow Wildlife Institute of IndiaFollow Lok Sabha Nextlast_img read more

Punjab CMs wife Preneet Kaur faints at cleanup drive

first_imgPunjab CM’s wife Preneet Kaur faints at cleanup driveShe collapsed as she arrived at the event to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service ChandigarhJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 14:04 IST Punjab CM Amarinder SinghPatiala MP and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s wife, Preneet Kaur, fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency on Saturday, officials said.Kaur, 75, collapsed as she arrived at the event to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.She got her blood pressure checked and that was fine, a doctor told IANS.She later tweeted by saying that she successfully launched the Swachhta Shramdan drive under the Punjab Pollution Control Board.”Under this initiative, we are making Patiala polythene-free. I urge all of you to join this movement and help us make our surroundings cleaner,” she said.Also read: How Amarinder Singh held his fort against Modi waveALSO WATCH| Watch: PM Modi’s full speech at NDA’s Parliamentary board meetFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahimlast_img read more