first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam may placate one of five MPs denied ticket for the just concluded Lok Sabha elections with a nomination for the Rajya Sabha.Two of Assam’s seven Rajya Sabha seats will be vacanted after the six-year tenure of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Santiuse Kujur – both of Congress – ends on June 14. Dr. Singh has been a constant from Assam since 1991.The 126 members of the Assam Assembly are scheduled to elect members to the two seats on June 7. Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said the BJP has finalised the nomination for one seat while the other could be given to a candidate of regional ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).“Kamakhya Prasad Tassa may be a candidate,” he told The Hindu, indicating the party still has plans for the Adivasi leader. Mr. Tassa, the BJP parliamentarian representing the Jorhat constituency, was not given a ticket this time. The BJP fielded State Power Minister Tapan Kumar Gogoi, who won the seat.Along with Mr. Tassa, the party replaced four other MPs – veterans Rajen Gohain (Nowgong), Bijoya Chakravarty (Gauhati) and Ramen Deka (Mangaldoi), and Ram Prasad Sarmah (Tezpur).There had been speculations that the BJP could ignore the AGP if the latter failed to win any of the three Lok Sabha seats it had contested. The AGP won none, but the BJP has “chosen to honour” its friendship by virtually assuring a Rajya Sabha seat for the regional party.AGP president and Agriculture Minister Atul Bora said that his party would field former MP Birendra Prasad Baishya in one of the two seats falling vacant.last_img read more

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Berlin: Goncalo Paciencia scored twice in the first half as Eintracht Frankfurt beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 on Friday to deny the visitors the chance to move top of the Bundesliga.The Portuguese forward fired Frankfurt ahead inside five minutes as he latched on to a Danny Da Costa pass and held off two defenders to stroke the ball under Lukas Hradecky. Paciencia won a penalty on the quarter-hour when his shot was blocked by the hands of a sliding Aleksandar Dragovic, rolling home the spot-kick to double the lead for the hosts.Eintracht goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow, deputising for the injured Kevin Trapp, kept Leverkusen at bay with a string of stops from Karim Bellarabi, Lucas Alario and Kai Havertz.Leverkusen were awarded a penalty midway through the second half for an apparent handball by Djibril Sow but the decision was correctly overturned following a VAR review.Dutch striker Bas Dost wrapped up the victory for Frankfurt 10 minutes from time as he brushed off Dragovic to net his third league goal of the season.Eintracht moved level with Leverkusen as part of a cluster of six teams on 14 points, two adrift of leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach.Marco Rose’s Gladbach go to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday while second-placed Wolfsburg travel to RB Leipzig.Defending champions Bayern Munich will attempt to bounce back from a 2-1 loss at home to Hoffenheim when they visit Bavarian neighbours Augsburg. Bayer Leverkusenbundesligaeintracht frankfurt First Published: October 19, 2019, 8:03 AM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgFive-time World Cup winners Brazil rose to second place as they closed the gap on leaders Argentina in the latest FIFA rankings.Brazil were rewarded for winning their past six CONMEBOL group World Cup qualifiers by moving up one place in the standings, reports Xinhua.The Selecao usurped Germany, who slipped to the third spot despite winning each of their first four World Cup qualifiers by an aggregate of 16 goals.Argentina, fifth in the CONMEBOL standings with just five wins from 12 matches, remain the world’s top team but have seen their lead slashed to 90 points from 156 points in October.Copa America champions Chile were the biggest movers inside the top 10, climbing two places to fourth.Republic of Ireland jumped 10 places to 23rd on the back of three straight World Cup qualifying wins.FIFA rankings:1. Argentina2. Brazil3. Germany4. Chile5. Belgium6. Colombia7. France8. Portugal9. Uruguay10. Spainlast_img read more

first_imgSouthampton’s Charlie Austin was on target again as they drew 1-1 with south-coast rivals Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser curled home the opener in the 42nd minute of an even first half after Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt, guilty of overplaying, was dispossessed by Joshua King.Southampton began to dictate proceedings after the break and the in-form Austin — who scored a brace against Everton last weekend — restored parity with a smart finish from substitute Nathan Redmond’s low cross in the 61st minute.Austin, who has scored seven goals in his last 10 league starts, twice had chances to win it for Southampton while Bournemouth substitute Callum Wilson was unable to control a loose ball with the goal at his mercy.After Austin’s double against Everton, Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino said the striker’s form would be crucial during December.On Sunday, he was the most threatening player on the pitch, combining his physical presence with smart movement and incisive finishing.”Going in at half-time 1-0 down we were not good enough in the first half but we stepped up in the second and looked like we were going to nick it,” Austin told Sky Sports.”Instead it’s a point away from home going into a big December. I should have scored a near-post header but these things happen. I was still in the right place at the right time.”I’ve just got to score goals, work hard and help us win games. We’ve got a lot of big games coming up.”advertisementBournemouth were aggrieved not to receive a penalty when Adam Smith was booked for diving despite apparent contact from Sofiane Boufal.Instead referee Jon Moss issued a yellow card but he later admitted getting the decision wrong.”I spoke to him after and he apologised and said it was a penalty,” Smith told Sky Sports.”For the ref to book me doesn’t help because that’s my fifth yellow card of the season. I don’t mind him admitting it but the fact that he booked me and can’t get it rescinded, I’ll miss the next game.”If we had got the penalty maybe we would have gone and scored another one. But we got a point and need to look forward now.”Southampton climb one place to 11th with 17 points — two points and three places above Bournemouth.last_img read more

first_imgIndia’s HS Prannoy stunned Tommy Sugiarto in straight games to sail into the men’s singles quarterfinals even as his compatriot B Sai Praneeth crashed out in the second round of the New Zealand Open badminton tournament here Thursday.Unseeded Prannoy shocked second seed Sugiarto 21-14 21-12 in just 37 minutes to book his place in the last-eight round, where he will be up against fifth seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan.This was world no. 26 Prannoy’s maiden meeting against world no. 13 Sugiarto.Earlier in the day, Praneeth suffered a straight-game 12-21 12-21 loss to the legendary Lin Dan of China.Seventh seed Lin Dan, thus, progressed to the quarterfinals where he will be up against top seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia.Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth B Reddy too lost in the second round, going down against seventh seeds Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia 17-21 19-21.London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Wednesday made a first-round exit from the women’s singles competition after being stunned by to world number 212 Wang Zhiyi of China.In the match between Prannoy and Sugiarto, the Indian seized the initiative early on and took a 7-3 lead before extending it to 11-4.From there on, it was no looking back for Prannoy as he went on to maintain his lead all throughout and close out the game at 21-14.It was neck and neck between the two shuttlers in the first few points of the second game. In fact, Sugiarto took the initial lead at 4-2 but Prannoy came back strongly to not only level the scores but surge ahead with four consecutive winners to take a 8-4 lead.advertisementOnce Prannoy took the lead, he didn’t look back and kept on maintaining the gap to seal the contest in his favour.Also Read | Saina Nehwal crashes out of New Zealand Open after defeat to world no. 212Also See:last_img read more

first_imgA general view of Clemson's football stadium.CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 01: Clemson Tigers runs out onto the field prior to the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Memorial Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)When SEC jobs open, the first place athletic directors often look is Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama. Clemson football is probably the closest thing there is to ‘Bama right now, and with the new Georgia Tech football opening, Tigers’ offensive coordinator Tony Elliott could become a hot commodity.The 39-year old Elliott played wide receiver for the Tigers from 2000-2003. He joined Dabo Swinney’s staff as running backs coach in 2011, and was elevated to co-offensive coordinator in 2015, after the departure of Chad Morris, now the head coach at Arkansas, to SMU.He has served as play caller since Morris’ departure, ahead of Clemson’s 40-6 demolition of Oklahoma in the 2014 Citrus Bowl.According to one report, the Georgia Tech football coaching search has “zeroed in” on Tony Elliott.Paul Johnson, who has led the Yellow Jackets since 2008, announced that he will step away from the program.Hours later, SB Nation Georgia Tech site From The Rumble Seat has reported that Elliott is the main focus of the GT search.“Paul Johnson announced he is stepping down as Georgia Tech’s head football coach on Wednesday, and a source close to Georgia Tech has indicated to FTRS that Tech has already zeroed in on Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott to be his replacement.Elliott, 39, has been at Clemson since 2011 and has served as its co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach since 2015. He won the Broyles Award in 2017, awarded annually to college football’s top assistant coach. Clemson is averaging 45.5 points per game this season, third-best in FBS.”Elliott was also named a candidate in an early report by ESPN‘s Adam Rittenberg, which also focused on Tech alumnus and Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.Both names seem to indicate that Georgia Tech isn’t married to continuing Paul Johnson’s famous option offense. We identified nine potential Georgia Tech coaching candidates of both the option and non-option varieties, including Elliott and Whisenhunt, earlier today.[From The Rumble Seat]last_img read more

first_imgLorde’s New Album is a Sober Reflection on Fame and Success Close Editors’ Recommendations We get the sense, as the album progresses, that Lorde is—as one might predict—living in the world she described being on the outside of in “Royals.” With boozing as a sustained metaphor for excess and false grandeur, it’s perhaps no surprise that this album features two songs with “sober” in the title. “Sober,” ostensibly a party anthem, asks the listener, repeatedly, what we’ll do when we’re sober. In “Sober II (Melodrama),” she reflects, “how fast the evening passes/cleaning up the champagne glasses.”Lorde’s still on the outside in her new world, but not because she doesn’t belong—because it’s transient, and when it fades away, she isn’t sure whether it’s real or worthwhile. It’s an unapologetically melodramatic sentiment, shaping an album that feels true to its title.Melodrama is out new through Universal Music is available on Amazon, iTunes, and Lorde’s online store. Tips for How to Make Your Own Rotisserie Chicken at Home Lorde’s 2013 debut album, Pure Heroine, launched the then 16-year-old New Zealander into the stratosphere of “Royals.” The famously spare single echoed across airwaves for much of the following year. Almost four years later, Lorde has returned with Melodrama. The album comes loaded with the question posed by the massive success of Pure Heroine: would the young Kiwi come to embrace the world of “gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom” that she castigated in the song that made her a star?Melodrama is a different animal than the haunting Pure Heroine, which was built around pared-down production and Lorde’s thrillingly unique—dreamy, but still muscular—voice. The new album keeps her voice front and center, but this time the production is built around R&B grooves and danceable pop beats.Post-breakup anthem “Green Light” captures the building emotion of seeing an ex you’re not quite over through building, exuberant harmonies that escalate to the high end Lorde’s vocal range. But the song also allows the cello-like melancholy low end of her voice to become its own instrument in the quieter verses. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Is Falconer the Coolest Drinks Industry Profession Out There? last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – Montreal police are seeking the public’s help in tracking down numerous suspects who allegedly attacked party-goers in a restaurant as they celebrated the first year of French President Emmanuel Macron’s election.According to police, Macron supporters had gathered at a Saint-Denis Street establishment in the Plateau Mont-Royal district April 12.Authorities say up to 10 people wearing masks and scarves entered the restaurant and headed to the basement to disrupt the event, chanting “Happy Birthday Macron” in French.The rabble-rousers then started throwing things, including drink glasses and anti-Macron leaflets, before leaving.One person who tried to snap photos of the anti-Macron crew was struck with a flying chair and suffered a brain injury. Another suspect allegedly sprayed a customer with pepper spray.Police say half of the people they are looking for spoke French with Quebec accents while the other half sounded like natives of France.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – A former money manager involved in insider tipping of information about Amaya Gaming Group Inc. has agreed to pay a $350,000 penalty and $50,000 in investigation costs as part of a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission.Under the conditions of the settlement approved today, former co-chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Aston Hill Asset Management Benedict Cheng is prohibited from trading any securities or derivatives for six years.Among other things, Cheng is also prohibited from becoming or acting as a director, or officer of any issuer, registrant or investment fund manager for six years as well.In 2014, Cheng learned about Amaya’s impending acquisition of the parent company of online gambling site PokerStars because funds he managed agreed to participate in the financing for the transaction.Before the acquisition was publicly announced in June 2014, Cheng informed his Aston Hill subordinate, senior vice president John David Rothstein, and said he could pass on the information to others.Also as part of the settlement, Cheng has agreed to co-operate with OSC staff in its ongoing investigation into illegal insider activities in securities of Amaya, including testifying as a witness.“Mr. Cheng’s involvement in insider tipping was a serious breach of Ontario securities law,” said OSC commissioner Mark Sandler in his oral reasons for the settlement approval. “The improper use of insider information leads to unfair advantages for those who use it and can undermine confidence in the integrity and fairness of public markets.”last_img read more

Early offense from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs proved to be too much for the Columbus Clippers, which lost Game 1 of the Governor’s Cup Championship series Tuesday, 5-2. Clippers pitcher Zach McAllister (0-1) allowed five earned runs, 11 hits and a walk in his eight-plus innings of work in the series opener at Huntington Park. Lehigh Valley right fielder Brandon Moss provided all the offense the IronPigs needed with a three-run home run in the first inning. “We got off to a tough start,” Clippers’ manager Mike Sarbaugh said after the game. “After he settled down, (McAllister) threw a really good game.” IronPigs left fielder Scott Podsednik’s fourth-inning RBI hit scored catcher Erik Kratz in the second inning to up Lehigh Valley’s lead to 4-0. A lack of scoring by the Clippers for the first four innings set a quiet and somber tone amongst the home fans. Columbus finally got to Lehigh Valley right-hander Scott Mathieson in the bottom of the fifth, though. After setting the IronPigs down in order in the top of the frame, center fielder Tim Fedroff’s RBI single put Columbus on the board and scored catcher Paul Phillips, who singled to lead off the at-bat. Clippers’ shortstop Juan Diaz then drove in a run on a fielder’s choice to halve Columbus’ deficit at 4-2. Second baseman Argenis Reyes, who doubled in the inning, scored on the play. Mathieson (1-0) was relieved after the inning and finished the night having allowed two runs, six hits and two walks. The IronPigs’ bullpen combined to prevent the Clippers from scoring again, though. McAllister’s night ended after allowing a home run to IronPigs’ infielder Cody Overbeck in the top of the ninth. The Clippers’ offense came close to responding after Lehigh Valley closer Justin DeFratus entered the game in the final half-inning of play. DeFratus gave up two one-out walks and Diaz singled later in the Columbus at-bat to load the bases with two outs for Clippers’ infielder Jared Goedert. Goedert worked a full count against DeFratus, but eventually struck out swinging to end the game. “It was a tight game, but they got on the board early,” Sarbaugh said. “We came in during the ninth and made it interesting. We just have to take it one game at a time.” The Clippers will host the IronPigs on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. at Huntington Park for Game 2 of the series. Wednesday’s pitching matchup RHP Mitch Talbot (COL) versus RHP Nate Bump (LV) read more

first_imgAt the end of June 2012 RAG Mining Solutions and Chinese coal mining company SDIC Coal signed a frame contract. The contract settles further co-operation of both companies in concerns of roof support technique and automation. In a celebratory ceremony Dr Martin Junker, CEO of RAG Mining Solutions and Liu Yi, member of board of SDIC Coal signed a contract that settles the further cooperation of both companies for the next two years.SDIC Coal is planning to build further coal mines in the Chinese regions of Xinjiang and Shanxi until 2014. The Chinese contract partner would like to draw on the know-how of RAG Mining Solutions with this. The focal points of the planned cooperation will be support technique and automation.In 2011 SDIC Xinji Energy Company had already commissioned the RAG-subsidiary with the accomplishment of several projects in the sectors of logistics, support technique and planning of preliminary work. Training of Chinese engineers on site and in Germany, that had been accomplished by professionals of RAG Mining Solutions together with experts of the mines and maintenance area, topped the engineering- and consulting services.In the picture Liu Yi (SDIC Coal) and Dr. Martin Junker (RAG Mining Solutions) after signing the frame contract.last_img read more

The Swedish TOP team IFK Kristianstad began the EHF Champions League season extremely good with convincing home triumph over the Danish champions KIF Kolding Kobenhavn 33:26 (16:10). The team led by Swedish NT head-coach Ola Lindgren showed domination in all aspects of handball game fired up with 5.000 enthusiastic home fans in one of the most beautiful arenas in Europe.The biggest hero in the winning squad was Norwegian Kristijan Bjorsen, who netted nine goals alongside O Sullivan with 7, Tollbring and Jamali with 5 each. For the visitors, Russian right back Konstantin Igropulo proved the title of the biggest summer signing with six goals.According to the players/coaches of all VELUX EHF Champions League teams – Swedish and Danish champions will finish competition after the Preliminary Round. IFK Kristianstad ← Previous Story VELUX EHF CL 2015/2016 SURVEY: PSG, Veszprem and Barca for the trophy! Next Story → IHF suspends handball in Kuwait! read more

first_imgBuying new furniture for your home or office usually means choosing between pre-assembled units or flat packs. On the one hand pre-assembled units are ready to use, but typically cost more and can be a pain to actually get into a building. Flat packs are much easier to transport, but then you have to spend time putting them together.Belgian designer Carl de Smet has come up with a third option that offers the best of both worlds. His furniture can be shrunk down to just 5 percent of its original size, but needs no instructions like a flat-pack. Instead, once opened the piece of furniture slowly expands into its final shape when subjected to a predefined temperature.The furniture is made of very lightweight polyurethane shape-memory polymers (SMPs), which has memory foam properties. That allows it to be compressed to 5 percent of its original size while remembering its original form. That property also means it can recover from damage.The only requirement to make these pieces of furniture expand is heat. For the moment, the programmed temperature for expansion is 70 degrees so that it won’t start expanding by accident on a hot day while being transported. However, it sounds as though the temperature can be adjusted, and de Smet is also experimenting with using electricity to trigger the expansion instead.Production of the smart foam furniture also sounds easy. Once a design has been settled on it can either be milled out of a solid block of SMPs, or injection molded. Both of which should be quite quick to do given the right machinery.Carl de Smet continues to work on the smart foam furniture and will present the latest version at the Milan Design Week festival on Tuesday. If it’s as good as it sounds, expect a company like Ikea to take a keen interest.last_img read more

first_imgTwo cars were totaled early Sunday morning after a crash on the city center onramp to eastbound state Highway 14.Nicholas W. Hawthorne, 29, of Vancouver told the Washington State Patrol that he lost control of his 2007 GMC Sierra pickup, spun 180 degrees, and crashed into the guardrail.The WSP press release said he left the car about 1:54 a.m. and then returned for his cellphone to call for help. He said conditions were slippery.A 1997 Honda Civic driven by Merry E. Cammack, 18, of Vancouver then came onto the ramp. She saw the pickup blocking the lane but was unable to avoid it and collided with it. Her car ended up facing westbound and the pickup was facing southbound, the patrol said.The report said Hawthorne had a lower left leg injury but was not taken to a hospital. Cammack was not injured, the report said.Both vehicles were towed.The patrol said the accident was caused by driving too fast for conditions.Hawthorne was cited for DUI and for driving with a suspended license.last_img read more

first_imgMore than half (59%) of respondents believe their employer supports them in achieving a good work-life balance, according to research by Barnett Waddingham.Its Why BWell report, which surveyed 300 employees, also found that 24% of respondents earning less than £20,000 believe that their job is detrimental to their health, compared to 48% of those who earn more than £75,000.The research also found:49% of respondents believe wellbeing is important to their organisation, and 27% believe it is very important.45% of respondents aged between 18 and 29 feel their organisation supports them in leading a healthy lifestyle, compared to 41% of 30-49 year olds, and 37% of respondents aged 50 and over.52% of 18-29 year old respondents feel their organisation provides adequate support in the event of ill health, compared to 48% of those aged 50 and over.62% of respondents aged between 18 and 29 believe their employer is inclusive.23% of respondents are not aware of the financial protection provided by their employer if they are absent from work, and 24% are not aware of the financial protection available in the case of a long-term disability.38% of respondents aged between 18 and 29 do not feel they are paid fairly for their role.Carl Chapman (pictured), head of workplace health at Barnett Waddingham, said: “We are at the beginning of a cultural shift in the way we work as a nation, with forward thinking employers leading the way with agile working, flexible working, on-site gyms and medical facilities, and even on-site childcare. These are all examples of how employers can help employees manage their lifestyles.“It is key to understand the definition of a positive work-life balance between individuals and employers need to think outside of the one size fits all solution. It is important to engage with employees to find out what is important to them; [organisations] can then find benefit solutions that support this.”last_img read more

first_imgoilAs the global oil market has been volatile amid tensions in the Middle East and signs of trade war, finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday expressed concern about their impacts on the Bangladesh economy.In his budget speech, Muhith mentioned that despite recovery of the world economy since the 2008 slowdown, there are some worries in the upcoming fiscal year.“….our sense of comfort is tainted by some worries. Supply did not increase  in tandem with the increase in demand. As a result, the global commodity prices have increased in the first three months of 2018,” the minister said.Dwelling on the rising oil prices, the minister quoted a World Bank forecast that crude oil prices may reach US$65 per barrel in 2018 which was US$53 per barrel in 2017 on average.However, some other reports have already hinted that crude oil price might reach US$100 per barrel, should tension in the Middle East over the Iran nuclear deal, war in Syria and tensions in the Arab peninsula continue.Muhith also mentioned that after three years of stability, the prices of agricultural and metal products have been projected to increase by 2 per cent and 9 per cent respectively in 2018.“Besides, there is an upward trend in the rate of inflation in the neighbouring countries including India and China,” he added.Stability in the global oil market has given a comfort zone to the finance minister in the past one decade. During the period state-owned Petroleum Corporation of Bangladesh, which administers fuel prices in domestic market, has made profit.last_img read more

first_imgProtestors react during violence in Panchkula, India, 25 August, 2017. Photo: Reuters A northern Indian town imposed a curfew and ordered thousands of followers of a self-styled “godman” to home as he headed to court on Friday for a decision in a rape trial that has raised fears of mass unrest.Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of a social welfare and spiritual group, commands a following that he claims in the millions, many of whom have been in the streets since Thursday, protesting his innocence.Singh, a burly, bearded man who has scripted and starred in his own films, is accused of raping two women followers in a case dating back to 2002 at the headquarters of his Dera Sacha Sauda group in the town of Sirsa.The town ordered an indefinite curfew to stop his followers from gathering but thousands had already left for the town of Panchkula where a court was due to give its verdict.Singh drove in a convoy of cars from his Sirsa headquarters to the court down a deserted highway, accompanied by hundreds of police.Ram Niwas, a senior government official, said mobile internet services had also been suspended in the states of Haryana and Punjab to stop people from spreading rumours and causing unrest. The army was on standby.In 2014, the attempted arrest of another guru on murder charges ended with his followers attacking police with clubs and stones.Singh denies the rape charge against him and called on his followers through a video message to remain peaceful. “We all must respect the law and maintain peace,” he said.Indian godmen can summon thousands of supporters on to the streets at the drop of a hat. Their systems of patronage and quasi-religious sermons are hugely popular with people who consider the government has failed them.But few are as controversial as Singh.Besides the rape charges, Singh is also under investigation over allegations that he convinced 400 of his male followers to undergo castration, allegations he denies.A variety of reasons have been given for why the men agreed to castration, including promises of becoming closer to god.Singh’s two films, “Messenger of God” and its sequel, include sequences in which he fights off villains and tosses burning motorbikes into the air.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target They say a man’s home is his castle. Castles frequently cost a lot of money and take a long time to build. Neither of those applies, however, to this amazing little abode.This pointy-roofed number is called M.A.Di — or “modulo abitativo dispiegabile” which I’m trusting Google to translate roughly as “deployable modular housing” and it costs as little as $33,000. Homes really don’t get much easier to deploy than this thing.It goes from a pile of panels to a finished home in just six hours. No massive construction crew is required, either. M.A.Di can be pieced together by just three workers thanks to its ingenious design. Watching the process in real time could be a bit boring, so here it is crammed into a one-minute-plus time lapse (with a much larger crew):How can a M.A.Di unit go up so quickly? Because it’s shipped to the construction site as a pile of pre-assembled panels. The main volumes feature hinged roof sections. Once they’ve been plunked onto the pad in the correct location by a crane, the same crane just needs to hook on the roof and give a good tug to stand it up. Workers can then go about fastening the rest of the sections.M.A.Di’s modern (and very white) interiorThe A-frame house is available in five different sizes. M.A.Di starts out as a 27 cubic meter unit with one bedroom and one bath. Upgrade to the luxury version with higher-end finishes and the volume expands to 46 cubic meters.Need even more room? There’s a 56 cubic meter version with two bedrooms and three beds, but the sleeping quarters are a little on the tight side. Vidal has designed two larger models — a 70 cubic meter two-bedroom cottage and a maxed-out 84 cubic meter, three-bedroom. The top-end unit costs around $74,000. Modular 3D Printer Builds Sustainable HousesPrefab House Can Be Erected In Just 5 Hours center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A college student was arrested on Thursday on charges of demanding money from another who sought admission to Haripal Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya in Hooghly. The accused, a resident of Ghanashyampur in Singur, had demanded Rs 10,000 from a girl assuring her of admission at the institution. The complainant is a resident of Dewanbari village in Singur.The student, Apurba Das, has been arrested and it is learnt that he had visited the student’s residence on more than one occasion with a demand for money. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAfter the complaint was lodged, the police set up a trap and told the girl to call up Das at her residence. Following their instructions, she asked him to come to her house and when he reached there on Thursday morning, he was caught red-handed. A few days back, the cops had arrested two students of Peary Mohan College in Uttarpara on similar charges. Recently, amid allegations of extortion of money from students in the name of admissions in colleges, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid a surprise visit to Asutosh College and warned of “strong action” against anyone indulging in irregularities during the admission process. The Student Federation of India (SFI) and the student wing of the BJP took out separate rallies in the city to protest against alleged extortion in colleges.last_img read more