Touring exhibition on women in politics and public life opens in Donegal

first_imgDonegal County Museum has welcomed a new temporary exhibition celebrating 100 years of women in politics and public life. The pop-up exhibition shines a spotlight on the stories of women who have contributed significantly to Irish society over the past century. Through information panels, films and historical memorabilia, the displays focus on the challenges women faced and the obstacles they overcame.This exhibition is curated by historian Sinéad McCoole and supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme. 100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018′ at Donegal County MuseumThis exhibition encourages people of all ages to reflect upon and celebrate all that have been achieved over the past 100 years.  There is, however, considerable work remaining to be done. In 1918, women exercised their right to vote for the first time, and their right to stand for parliament with Countess de Markievicz being elected.  Since then only 113 women have been elected to Dáil Éireann. Only 19 of these have been appointed to Cabinet, including Mary Coughlan from Donegal Town, who was first elected as a Fianna Fáil TD in 1997 and who held five Ministerial portfolios between 2001 and 2011 and Cecilia Keaveney from Moville, who served as Fianna Fáil TD between 1996 and 2007 and as a Senator from 2007 to 2011.100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018′ at Donegal County MuseumThe exhibition includes personal stories and memories. Much of this previously unseen archive material, photographs, letters, diaries and ephemera have added layers of meaning to the complex narrative surrounding women’s participation in political and public life over the past 100 years.  Admission is free. The exhibition runs to the end of June.Opening hours 10am – 4.30pm Lunch 12.30 – 1pm Saturday 1- 4.30pm.Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. T 074 9124613 E museum@donegacoco.ieTouring exhibition on women in politics and public life opens in Donegal was last modified: April 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

QPR and Newcastle wait as Hoilett arranges talks with Mönchengladbach

first_imgBlackburn winger Junior Hoilett is scheduled to fly to Germany for more talks with Borussia Mönchengladbach.Hoilett, 22, previously discussed a move to the Bundesliga outfit and is due to speak to them again before deciding on his future.QPR and Newcastle have made offers to the Canadian, who is leaving Ewood Park now his contract has expired.Rangers believe they are ahead of the Magpies in the race to sign him.Blackburn will be entitled to compensation as Hoilett is too young to move on a Bosman free transfer.See also: QPR believe they have pipped Newcastle to Hoilett dealFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Belief in Hell Lowers Crime

first_img(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A psychologist has determined that belief in hell reduces the crime rate.A finding like this might belong in the “Well, duh” category, but more interesting is the interpretation: what does the correlation mean?  Science Daily explained how a research team led by Azim F. Shariff decided to check the intuitive idea that worry about afterlife consequences tends to make people behave better.  They studied crime data covering 26 years from 67 different countries, and found that hope for reward in a blessed heaven is not enough; that hope by itself is actually a predicter of higher crime rates.  The fear of hell is what changes behavior:“Supernatural punishment across nations seems to predict lower crime rates,” Shariff said. “At this stage, we can only speculate about mechanisms, but it’s possible that people who don’t believe in the possibility of punishment in the afterlife feel like they can get away with unethical behavior. There is less of a divine deterrent.“For instance, last year “Shariff reported that undergraduate students were more likely to cheat when they believe in a forgiving God than a punishing God.”  He published this in the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.  (There is not, apparently, an International Journal for the Religion of Psychology.)The article recognized that “these are correlational data, and so caution should be taken with the conclusions.”  Correlation is not the same as causation.  As for what the findings might mean, the article did not explore whether heaven or hell have any basis.  Instead, it and the researchers appear to have assumed that beliefs about heaven and hell evolved by a kind of cultural selection.  “The new findings, he added, fit into a growing body of evidence that supernatural punishment had emerged as a very effective cultural innovation to get people to act more ethically with each other.”That statement does not elaborate on what, or who, caused supernatural punishment to “emerge,” or why hell would prove more effective than heaven, when PhysOrg just announced a contrary finding, that “Carrots, not sticks, motivate workers.”  Furthermore, assuming the psychologists are evolutionists (a safe assumption), they did not explain why evolution would select for ethical behavior in the first place.  After all, another PhysOrg article had just stated that “Evolution by definition is cold and merciless” (see 6/08/2012 entry).  Ethical behavior or cooperation should, it would seem, be regarded as contrary evidence to “evolution by definition.”Maybe there really is a hell.  Did anyone consider that?  There is credible eyewitness testimony.  Maybe that’s why it acts as a deterrent, because it’s true.  A good scientist should examine all the evidence.  Since fear of judgment appears to be a natural trait of humanity, it would seem natural that a solution exists.  Fortunately, there is one.last_img read more

Standard Bank comes out tops in Africa

first_img27 July 2011South Africa’s Standard Bank Group has again been named Africa’s top bank in The Banker magazine’s 2011 rankings of the world’s top banks by their Tier 1 capital.It also rose from 106th to 94th place in the list of 1000 top banks in the world.Standard Bank Group Deputy CEO Sim Tshabalala said the bank’s continued rise up The Banker’s rankings table demonstrated the group’s strength and ability to implement its strategy across Africa.“It is particularly pleasing to achieve a top ranking on the basis of objective criteria applied by an independent journal,” Tshabalala said in a statement this month. “The ranking points again to the substance in our strategy to keep Africa firmly at the core of Standard Bank Group.”Leading global journalThe Banker is a leading global journal of the banking sector. Its annual top 1 000 world banks survey is to show banks’ soundness in relation to the Basel requirement of a minimum ratio of Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets of 4% (increasing to 7% by 2019), and a minimum ratio of total capital to risk-weighted assets of 8%.In its July edition, The Banker says that Standard Bank has increased its Tier 1 capital to US$12.06-billion, an increase of 26.15% on the previous year and almost twice as much as the second-ranked bank.“The strong capital position, highlighted by The Banker’s rankings, provides a stable platform for further growth,” Tshabalala said. “We will continue to build first-class, on-the-ground banking franchises in chosen markets in Africa, investing in people, branch networks and systems.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Young Woman from TCI dies in freak fall while visiting in Thailand

first_img #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThailand, August 25, 2017 – A Turks and Caicos woman died today in Thailand and it is sending shockwaves among friends and others who knew her.  Official comments from country leaders are on hold to ensure the young woman’s family is notified.A report online identifies the woman as Maxine Missick and says police do not suspect foul play in her death.   The young woman of the Clement Howell High Class of 2009 is believed to have fallen from the window of a hotel in Hat Yai in the Songkhla district.#MagneticMedia is told the woman, who is also a Haitian national, was at Keele University as BioMedical student in the #UnitedKingdom.“Maxine loved the Lord, had a keen interest in African culture and loved meeting new faces.”Police will perform an autopsy to say for sure how Missick died and have also suggested that there is a chance her fall, where her neck and other bones were broken from the impact, could have been suicide.   There is no mention of a suicide letter or anything else to suggest that 23-year old Maxine killed herself, however.It is said Ms. Missick’s window was open, the door locked and the room was not ransacked.  Maxine was due to check out August 31; she checked in to the hotel in Thailand on August 21.Readers commenting are demanding a proper investigation; urging family to ensure that she gets one despite the fall looking accidental.  #MaxineMissick’s body was found in an alley between two hotels.*Want to note that Maxine often traveled as part of her studies.  This could have been one of those trips.  She was also fascinated with African culture.  Truly heartbreaking. Recommended for you Related Items:#MaxineMissick, magneticmedia TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flameslast_img read more

Best universal remotes of 2019

first_imgSarah Tew/CNET If you have a serious home-theater system, or even a semiserious one with three or more components, a universal remote control is a wonderful thing. The best universal remotes can unify all those different device clickers into a single wand in a way that can feel magical. All of the best universal remote options have superior ergonomics, with more intuitive button layouts and a better feel than standard remotes. And many of them work with your smartphone or voice systems like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. My family and I have used many of the remotes on this list to control my main home-theater system for months or years at a time. At various points they’ve controlled multiple devices including my TVs, AV receivers, game consoles, Roku streamers and even a cable box DVR. My family uses the system as much as I do, and my main criteria in a universal remote is making it simple enough for a child to operate.Here are my favorite choices for best universal remote over the years that are currently available, in ascending order of price.Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Read the Logitech Companion review My pick for the best universal remote for the money, is the Companion, a real remote tied to a Harmony Hub. Since the Harmony Hub handles the actual command sending you don’t have to aim the remote and risk one of your devices missing a command — which leads to confusion and delay. The remote is slick and easy to hold, and the battery lasts for months. In my years of using it at home, the main things I missed are backlighting behind the keys and a remote finder. Logitech Harmony Companion: $105 Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Logitech Harmony 650 review Caavo Control Center: $60 plus service fee Read the Logitech Harmony Express preview Read the Amazon Fire TV Cube review Read the Caavo Control Center preview See at Amazon Comments Logitech Harmony wrote the book on the universal remote control, and these are its most basic clickers I can recommend. The main appeal over a cheaper, non-Harmony-based remote controller, or the clicker that comes with your cable box, is the activity-based control. Press the “Watch TV” or “Listen to Music” buttons and the remote controller turns on all the relevant devices (such as your smart TV, blue-ray player, cable box and AV receiver), switches to the right inputs and maps the keys to that activity (Volume to the receiver and Channel up/down to the cable box, for example). Unlike more-expensive Harmonys (below), which use a universal remote app for setup and control, you’ll have to use Harmony’s Mac- or PC-based software to program the remote. The 650 and 665 also rely on IR (infrared) codes emitted from the front of the remote — if you want point-anywhere convenience, you’ll have to spend up for a system with a hub.The 665 is the only one currently listed on Harmony’s site but the 650 is identical (aside from color and number of devices each can control) and can often be found for less, especially refurbished. Harmony Elite: $250 Now we’re getting into big spending territory. The Elite’s main draw over the Companion is its screen, and for most users it’s just not worth it. The touch screen makes it more versatile than cheaper models, especially for calling up favorite channels and Roku apps, and the full backlighting is great. Unfortunately, both suck a lot of battery power so you (and your family) will need to remember to park the remote in its dock on the reg. The Hub is the only clicker on this list that doesn’t actually include a clicker. Instead, you control everything using the Harmony smartphone app — or by talking to your Alexa or Google Home speaker. The hub itself nestles deep in your AV cabinet, blasting out Infrared, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals to your equipment. This Harmony smart control is a great system if you live on your smartphone, but for most people investing in a real remote is worth the extra few bucks.  Share your voice See at Amazon See at Amazon Amazon Fire TV Cube: $120 Logitech’s newest all-in-one remote control is its most voice-centric yet. Like the Caavo, you can use voice commands to control stuff by talking into the smart control, but unlike Caavo, the Express can talk back in Alexa’s voice. It’s like having a miniature Alexa speaker in your hand. After a couple months as my family’s main remote I find myself wanting an actual power button — you have to say “Turn on the TV” or “Watch Netflix” or even “Turn off the TV” to get stuff to happen — but my main quibble is its high price. As Harmony’s only remote with a finder function, however, this is still the one I’d get if money wasn’t an object.center_img The wacky Cube is a mashup of universal remote controls, Fire TV 4K streamer and Amazon Echo speaker. It comes with a remote but its keys are sparse and rudimentary: real device control happens via your voice. The Cube has an IR blaster to control your gear and a mic sensitive enough to hear your commands over the blare of music. On the downside, you’ll need to keep your old remotes around for many functions.This controlling device is often sold for as little as $80 or less, so definitely wait for a sale — or Prime Day — before buying it. Sarah Tew/CNET Logitech Harmony 650/665: $50 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Logitech Harmony Hub: $70 TVs Media Streamers Logitech Harmony See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew Amazon Bluetooth Best Buy Google Logitech Roku Tags Read the Logitech Harmony Elite review See at Amazon 4 See at Best Buy Caavo’s Control Center is one of two non-Harmony remotes on this list and is also the second-cheapest, but there’s a catch. To get Caavo’s advanced features, you’ll need to shell out bank for the service fee. It costs $4 per month, $40 per year or $130 for the lifetime of the remote. Unlike Harmony, Caavo Control Center includes an HDMI switch in addition to the smart remote. You plug your stuff into the switch and it handles the rest, including automatically recognizing your gear during setup. Caavo has its own voice control system and onscreen display to help you find stuff to watch, the clicker itself is simple and elegant and the remote finder is gold. Like the hub-based Harmonys below, Caavo doesn’t require line of sight (the switch acts as the hub) and will also work with voice commands from Alexa and Google Home speakers. Logitech Harmony Express: $250 See at Amazonlast_img read more

Apple Special Event 2019 What to expect show time details and more

first_imgIslamabad (Pakistan)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:00:00PKT Tokyo (Japan)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00JST iPhone XS And XS Max: 7 Things You Need To Know About Apples Updated Premium Phone Close New York (U.S.A. – New York)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00EDT San Francisco (U.S.A. – California)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:00:00PDT Indonesia (Jakarta)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 00:00:00WIB Paris (France)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET Amsterdam (Netherlands)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET Berlin (Germany)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET New Delhi (India – New Delhi)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:30:00IST American technology behemoth Apple is all geared up for the company’s annual sprint event on March 25. But, unlike the previous programmes, this is very special, as it is touted to announce something new and make no mistake, it will have a huge effect on the entertainment business arena.Apple is slated to kick off the Special Event at 10:00 am PDT (10:30 pm IST) at the company’s prestigious Steve Jobs Theater, 1 Apple Park, Cupertino. Like the previous events, Apple will broadcast the entire programme live online. Apple is expected to finally foray into multimedia streaming serviceApple.com (screen-grab)This stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later; or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. Streaming to Apple TV via AirPlay requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS. Other platforms may also be able to access the stream using recent versions of Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required).How to watch on Apple Special Event 2019 on Android Phone?Android device owners can watch the Apple event live (HERE) via Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required).How to watch on Apple Special Event 2019 on Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads?Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads, which run iOS 10.0 or later version, can directly watch the event (HERE) via Safari browser.How to watch on Apple Special Event 2019 on Apple Macs?Apple Mac PC should have macOS Sierra 10.12 or later (or later version) to watch the event on this link (HERE).How to watch Apple Special Event 2019 on Apple TV?Readers can watch the Apple event via AirPlay on Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS.Here’s what to expect at Apple Special Spring Event 2019:A couple of weeks ago, when Apple announced to host the Special Event 2019 on March 25, many speculated that the company would unveil multiple hardware products along with new multi-media streaming service. But, last week, it in series of three days, launched iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad mini (5th gen), upgraded iMac series, AirPods (2nd gen), new Watch band spring collection along with iPhone cases, hinting that the company didn’t want the hardware products to consume too much time on the stage and make the invitees lose patience before the final announcement. Personally, I imagined, Tim Cook, taking the stage after the hardware announcement and say the words ‘One more thing…’ But, as we know, it won’t be happening that way, at least in the upcoming event. Apple’s new tvOS 12 comes with features for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th gen) to make it even easier for customers to access the shows and movies across all Apple devicesApple India Press KitHowever, there is a lot of significance for Apple and this probably in the long term may become a cash cow for the company, like the current iPhone, which by the way is losing interest from customers from the past quarter. More and more people are restraining to go for new iPhone after two years, instead of waiting for one more year to get one.It is widely reported Apple will foray into the multimedia streaming service, which will take on giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, among others.Apple is said to be spending close to $2 billion dollars to produce its own shows and the interesting thing about the deals with show producers is that all content to show on Apple service will be family oriented and there will no adult content.Apple has reportedly signed several big Hollywood celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and also Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are already working on ‘The Morning Show’ TV series. Apple Steve Jobs Theater shares the same design as the main HQ in Cupertino, CaliforniaApple NewsroomAlso, Apple is said to partner HBO to offer the latter’s content on its App TV app for a monthly subscription for $9.99. It is expected to collaborate with Show Time and other content partners in the near future.Besides the new multi-media streaming, the Cupertino-based company is also expected to announce Apple News subscription, which entitles customers to access top media websites including Wall Street Journal and 200 other magazines for a monthly subscription of $9.99.Apple Special Event time details:CityCityTimeTimeTime-ZoneTime-ZoneCitySan Francisco (U.S.A. – California)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:00:00Time-ZonePDTCityNew York (U.S.A. – New York)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00Time-ZoneEDTCityOttawa (Canada- Ontario)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00Time-ZoneEDTCityRio de Janeiro (Brazil – Rio de Janeiro)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 14:00:00Time-ZoneBRTCityLondon (United Kingdom – England)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 18:00:00Time-ZoneGMTCityParis (France)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityBarcelona (Spain)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityBerlin (Germany)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityAmsterdam (Netherlands)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityJohannesburg (South Africa)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneSASTCityMoscow (Russia)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 20:00:00Time-ZoneMSKCityAbu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 21:00:00Time-ZoneGSTCityIslamabad (Pakistan)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:00:00Time-ZonePKTCityNew Delhi (India – New Delhi)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:30:00Time-ZoneISTCityIndonesia (Jakarta)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 00:00:00Time-ZoneWIBCityBeijing (China – Beijing Municipality)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneCSTCityHong Kong (Hong Kong)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneHKTCitySingapore (Singapore)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneSGTCityTaipei (Taiwan) TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneCSTCitySeoul (South Korea)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00Time-ZoneKSTCityTokyo (Japan)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00Time-ZoneJSTCityCanberra (Australia – Australian Capital Territory)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 03:00:00Time-ZoneAEST Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00HKT Rio de Janeiro (Brazil – Rio de Janeiro)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 14:00:00BRTcenter_img Moscow (Russia)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 20:00:00MSK Barcelona (Spain)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET Canberra (Australia – Australian Capital Territory)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 03:00:00AEST CityTimeTime-Zone Seoul (South Korea)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00KST Beijing (China – Beijing Municipality)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00CST Ottawa (Canada- Ontario)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00EDT London (United Kingdom – England)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 18:00:00GMT Johannesburg (South Africa)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00SAST Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 21:00:00GST Taipei (Taiwan) Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00CST Singapore (Singapore)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00SGTlast_img read more

MonnetJindalTata JV wins Odishas Mandakini coal mine

first_imgMandakini block alone would contribute Rs 18,712 crore. “Mandakini Exploration and Mining Ltd bids the highest,” tweeted Coal Secretary Anil Swarup. As per a spokesperson of Monnet Ispat, Mandakini Exploration is a joint venture between Monnet and Jindal Photo. As per officials, the bid closed at Rs 650/tonne.Bidding for Mandakini block, meant for the power sector and having one of the largest extractable reserves at 287.88 million tonne (MT), began at 11 am at Re 1 and continued till 7.35 pm with highest bid coming at Rs 650/tonne. The auction mode was reverse bidding for this mine. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashMandakini block was earlier alloted to Mandakini Coal Company Ltd – a JV led by Monnet Ispat & Energy and comprising Jindal Photo Lab and Tata Power Company. The companies in race for Mandakini mine on Thursday included Adani Power, Adani Power Maharashtra, GMR Mining and Energy, Jindal Power and Wigeon Commotrade.Earlier in the day, Trimula Industries Ltd bagged Meral mine for non-power sector in Jharkhand quoting Rs 727/tonne which in turn will fetch the government Rs 921 crore. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian tourists“Meral coal block closes at (Rs) 727 (per tonne),” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup tweeted. Trimula bagged the mine by outbidding two companies — Easternrange Coal Mining Pvt Ltd and Usha Martin Ltd. Meral mine, earlier alloted to Abhijeet Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, is in Palamau district of Jharkhand and has extractable reserves of 12.67 million tonnes. The amount of proceeds has been calculated based on extractable reserves and highest bid price. Both the mines were put on auction on the second day of the second tranche of bidding. Adani Power, Usha Martin and JSW Steel bagged a total four mines in the second leg of auction that began on Thursday.Under the second leg of auction, the government has put at least 15 blocks, which are under ready-for-production category. The auction proceeds from the first lot of 19 mines is over Rs one lakh crore. The auction follows the Supreme Court’s decision last year to cancel allocation of 204 coal mines. On account of Holi on Friday, there would be no auction of the mines. But on March 7, three blocks — Tara (for power sector) and Nerad Malegaon and Dumri mines (for non- power sector) — would be on offer. The firms vying for Tara mine in Chhattisgarh are Adani Power, Adani Power Rajasthan, Adani Power Maharashtra, Athena Chhattisgarh Power Ltd, Jindal Power Ltd,JSW Energy Ltd, KSK Mahanadi Power Co Ltd, Lanco Amarkantak Power Ltd and RattanIndia Nasik Power Ltd. SBICaps to make presentation on auction rulesSBI Capital Markets is scheduled to make a detailed presentation early next week before senior officials of the Centre and the states about proposed rules for auction of mines and bidding parameters for selection.The government roped in the investment banker around 15 days after President Pranab Mukherjee promulgated the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015, in the second week of January to suggest the rules for auction and bidding parameters.The ordinance paved the way for introduction of the auctioning route for allocation of mines. “SBI Capital Markets will make a presentation about the salient features of proposed rules for implementing provision MMDR Amendment Ordinance, 2015 next Monday at the Quarterly meeting of the Coordination-cum-Empowered Committee (CEC),” a government official said. The Ordinance, which has already been passed in Lok Sabha in the form of a Bill, prescribe the Centre to stipulate the terms and conditions and the procedures subject to which the auction would be conducted for allocation of all mines. The Centre is supposed to lay out the bidding parameters for the selection.last_img read more

A high sense of purpose in life lowers death risk

first_imgPeople who have a higher sense of purpose in life are at lower risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a study.“Possessing a high sense of purpose in life is associated with a reduced risk for mortality and cardiovascular events,” said one of the researchers, Randy Cohen from Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York. The findings suggest that approaches to strengthening a sense of purpose might lead to improved health outcomes. The researchers pooled data from previous studies evaluating the relationship between purpose in life and the risk of death or cardiovascular diseases.  The analysis included data on more than 136,000 participants from ten studies—mainly from the US or Japan. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The US studies evaluated a sense of purpose or meaning in life, or “usefulness to others”. The Japanese studies assessed the concept of ikigai, translated as “a life worth living”. The study participants, average age 67 years, were followed up for an average of seven years.  During this time, more than 14,500 participants died from any cause while more than 4,000 suffered cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke.The analysis showed a lower risk of death for participants with a high sense of purpose in life. A high sense of purpose in life was also related to a lower risk of cardiovascular events. “Together, these findings indicate a robust relationship between purpose in life and mortality and/or adverse cardiovascular outcomes,” the researchers wrote. The study appeared in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Bio-behavioral Medicine.last_img read more