Image Courtesy: PrysmianEnergy Observer, the world’s first catamaran powered solely by renewable energy and CEA Liten, a research institute that developed the project, have chosen Prysmian Group to supply cables which provide energy generated from renewable sources to the vessel’s motor. The partnership was unveiled at the Paris Air Show on June 20.Featuring a length of 31 meters and a width of 12.80 meters, the catamaran is powered solely by renewables, drawing on 130m2 of solar panels, two vertical wind turbines and a sophisticated system that desalinates water, transforming it into hydrogen through electrolysis.Energy Observer, which was launched on April 14, 2017, at the Port of Saint Malo, France, has embarked on a six-year trip around the world during which it will visit 101 ports in 50 countries.The goal of the project is to share with the world a concept of electrical power not in conflict with nature, according to Prysmian.
Athlete Lolo Jones has slammed erotic romantic drama film Fifty Shades of Grey, saying people should boycott the movie because it glamourises unholy sex. “Funny how some people think there’s nothing wrong with 50 shades of Grey. God didn’t create sex for that purpose. Watch another movie,” she posted on Twitter Tuesday about the Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan-starrer, reports tmz.com. Jones, who’s also a devout Evangelical Christian explained that the film’s hypersexual plot can make people feel that sex for pleasure is the answer to emotional pain.
Former President and renowned scientist APJ Abdul Kalam will deliver the India Habitat Centre Annual Lecture on Evolution of a Nation with Prosperity and Value System at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre on February 20.The Annual Habitat lecture was launched in 2013 and this year marks the third year of the series. The lecture is expected to attract a diverse audience of members of the India Habitat Centre, students, teachers, prominent social personalities, key opinion-makers, general public and the media. Kalam has been a source of unending inspiration especially to the youth of today. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’His talks have covered a wide variety of subjects including the model for development of India, Science, Technology and Innovation, Knowledge and leadership. He has been delivering his lectures all across the country and outside India also. His lectures have been profound, thought provoking and inspiring. No wonder his lectures always draw large crowds.Apart from his lectures he has been a prolific writer. His Vision for India has been set out in his book India 2020 – A Vision for the New Millennium. Apart from books he has also written poems and songs. His life has inspired many Biographies. He started his career as a Scientist and worked in the Defence Research and Develpoment Organisation and the Indian Space Research Organisation. He has made extremely significant contributions to the Indian scientific and defence achievements. He was elected President of India in 2002. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the Bharat Ratna (2007).
Kolkata: Better coordination between members of Rogi Kalyan Samities and hospital authorities is going to be one of the main points of discussion during the meeting in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be taking stock of the present situation of the health sector in the state. Senior officials of the state Health department, state-run hospitals and medical colleges and other concerned officials will be present in the meeting, that will be held at Nabanna Sabhaghar on Tuesday. It may be mentioned that the meeting was earlier scheduled to be held on May 22. Later, it was rescheduled and would take place on Tuesday. Sources said that representatives of Rogi Kalyan Samiti will also be present in the meeting and there will be discussion to ensure better coordination between them and hospital authorities. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to the sources in Nabanna, there will be a turnout of around 425 officials in the meeting and it includes the heads of all departments as well. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had held such a meeting soon after coming to power in 2011. The meeting was held in Town Hall then. However, now, almost all the meetings of the state government, including the central level administrative review meeting that used to take place in Town Hall, are organised in Nabanna Sabhaghar.
People 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.