Climb on Top of Siemens’ Offshore Wind Turbine!

first_imgSiemens has created an interactive tool on its website, which allows users to get a 360° view of an offshore wind farm along with an additional insight into technological solutions and offshore wind jobs.Once placed on top of an offshore wind turbine, users can start exploring by clicking on certain spots within the 3D surroundings to get more information about the company, blades, in addition to various types of wind turbines and work positions in the industry.Users can learn more about offshore wind via text or a video, and some of the info boxes which take the story to another level by entering a certain field of offshore wind development.Offshore WIND Staff, April 4, 2014last_img

Software for Izy low-cost high speed train launch

first_imgSALES: Dutch company Sqills has supplied Thalys with the sales and distribution software for the Izy low cost service which it plans to launch in April. The S3 Passenger platform includes revenue management, pricing and booking engines, seat reservations, inventory management, a customer relationship management front-end and station and handheld ticket validation systems.last_img

DLSU cager Mbala hailed UAAP MVP

first_img[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’DLSU cager Mbala hailed UAAP MVP ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – De La Salle University Green Archers’ Cameroonian import Benoit Mbala is set to clinch his UAAP MVP trophy after topping the statistical race at the end of the Season 79 double-round eliminations.Based on the data from Imperium Technology, Mbala became the runaway winner with his 92.43 statistical points (SPs) on 20.62 points, 16 rebounds, 1.21 assists, 1.36 steals and 2.36 blocks averages.Cameroonian import Papi Sarr of the Adamson University Falcons came at a distant second with 69.86 SPs on 14.36 points, 14.93 rebounds, 1.07 assists, 0.71 steals and 1 blocks averages.Rounding up the top five are Green Archers guard Jeron Teng (57.33 SPs), University of the Philippines Maroons’ Andres Desiderio (55.14 SPs) and Far Eastern University Tamaraws’ Raymar Jose (53.64 SPs).Meanwhile, Falcons Filipino-American guard Jerrick Ahanmisi clinched the Rookie of the Year plum with his 44.5 SPs. Coming in at second place is Green Archers rookie guard Aljun Melecio.In the women’s division, NU Lady Bulldogs’ Afril Bernardino bagged her third consecutive MVP trophy at 91.86 SPs./PNlast_img read more

Gallery | UK basketball defeats Georgetown 121-52

first_imgKentucky forward Alex Poythress goes to the basket in the second half. Poythress scored 15 points in the team’s win over Georgetown, 121-52. The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team hosted Georgetown College, Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer, Special to the CJlast_img

Hoddle’s family ‘overwhelmed’ by messages of support from Spurs fans

first_imgThe family of Glenn Hoddle have been “overwhelmed” by messages of support from Tottenham fans after he suffered a heart attack on Saturday.The 61-year-old, who spent 12 years as a player at Spurs and also managed the London club, collapsed at the BT Sport studios.On Sunday, a spokesman for Hoddle said he remained “in a serious condition” but was responding well to treatment.Reports emerged on Monday that he had been moved out of intensive care and was able to talk to his family.Tottenham tweeted a family statement on their official Twitter account at half-time of their clash with Manchester City at Wembley on Monday evening.It read: “Glenn and his family are overwhelmed by the best wishes sent from Tottenham Hotspur staff, players, ex-players and most importantly all our tremendous supporters since he was taken ill on Saturday.“It has been a huge comfort to have your support and memories to lift us all at such a difficult time, so thank you. Let’s hope for a win tonight to make Hod smile. COYS.”Meanwhile, special constable Simon Daniels revealed how his “natural instinct” of first aid training helped former England manager Hoddle in the moments after he collapsed.Daniels, a member of the production crew, gave Hoddle immediate medical attention and his swift actions were praised by both Hoddle’s family and also Assistant Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police Nikki Ross, who said he had been “incredible”.Speaking to the Mirror, Daniels said his first aid training had just “kicked in” instinctively as he went to help.“The live programme had just come off air. I was in the sound control room. Glenn was there with other presenters. I heard a bit of commotion,” Daniels said.“My natural instinct was to help. Glenn had collapsed and was clearly unwell.“I did the standard ABC [airway, breathing, circulation] checks. I immediately started CPR, a defibrillator was brought to me. I continued CPR and used the defib.“The paramedics then turned up and I continued CPR until he was taken to hospital.”Daniels added: “Our number-one priority is always preservation of life, and so my training just kicked in.“It wasn’t stressful, but it was hard work. It wasn’t a matter of feeling stressed it was purely a question of his wellbeing.“I don’t see myself as a hero, but I am very touched by all of the comments, both from Glenn’s family and the wider football and television community.“My thoughts are with Glenn Hoddle and his family and I hope he continues his recovery. I look forward to seeing him make a full recovery.“I would also like to praise the medical professionals, the ambulance service and doctors who worked on him.”Daniels had also replied to a Twitter post from BT Sport presenter Robbie Savage which called him a “hero”. The sound engineer maintaining he “just did what was necessary to give him a fighting chance” and his training as a special constable had “paid off.”The football community was quick to support Hoddle, who won 53 caps for England.England manager Gareth Southgate, who played under Hoddle for England, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with Glenn Hoddle and those closest to him following today’s distressing news.“Everybody across the game is right behind one of English football’s greats and we are willing him to pull through.”last_img read more

To decriminalise suicide, Rajya Sabha passes Mental Health Care Bill

first_imgMental Healthcare Bill, a bill that seeks to decriminalise suicide and provide better healthcare for people suffering from mental illness was passed by the Rajya Sabha today.According to the Mental Health Care Bill 2013 any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proven otherwise, to be suffering from mental illness at the time of attempting suicide and shall not be liable to punishment under Section 309 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). As of now, a person who attempts to commit suicide is charged under section 309 of IPC as it is considered to be an offence. Replying to a debate on the legislation, Health Minister JP Nadda termed it as “humane and progressive” and said its focus was to provide better support and facilities to the people suffering from various kinds of mental illnesses. WHAT DID JP NADDA SAYNadda said that this is a historic and progressive bill. It has been a long standing effort. It is patient-centric and focuses on how more facilities and support could be provided to the patients.Backing his argument with data he said around 6-7 per cent of the country’s population suffered from some kind of mental illnesses, while 1-2 per cent suffer from acute mental disease. He also admitted that there was shortage of medical staff dealing with mental health in the country and the government is trying hard to have more such specialists. Various stakeholders including academia, experts and political establishment were consulted while formulating the Bill, Nadda said, adding “The Bill focuses on community based treatment. Special provisions for women and health have also been provided for in the Bill.”THE REACTIONSadvertisementMembers across the political spectrum, however, sought urgent steps to address the lack of infrastructure and shortage of psychiatrists in the country. Bill also provides for protection and promotion of rights of persons with mental illness during the delivery of health care in institutions and in the community. The bill was passed unanimously through voice vote. There were 134 official amendments to the bill, which took almost an hour to be passed clause by clause. A senior Health Ministry official later today that “Suicide has been treated as a form of severe stress which will not be punishable under 309 of IPC. Earlier it used to be considered as offence. Now a humanistic approach has been taken in this matter. It is a very reformative. It is a significant progression from regulated healthcare to rights based mental health approach. M V Rajeev Gowda of the Congress said that there are many many good things in this bill and one of the most important ones is the fact that it decriminalizes suicides. When a person attempts to take his or her own life that person is crying for help, that person is not someone who should be treated as a criminal and thrown behind bars. We need to reach out and find a way to overcome the problems that have caused that kind of action.WHAT DOES THE BILL OFFER Among the various objectives, the bill provides for ensuring healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation of persons with mental illness “in a manner that does not intrude on their rights and dignity.” It also allows adults to make an advance directive on how they wish to be treated in case they suffer from mental illness in future. A person can also chose a nominative representative who would take care of him or her. Elaborating further, Nadda said that the bill also provides that electric treatment will be not be given to children. However it can only be administered only if medically required. He said that if it has to be administered to adults, it has be given with muscle relaxant and anesthesia under the bill.  The bill also has the provision that women should not be separated from children and it can only be done only if medical condition requires. It also provides for establishment of Central and State Mental Health Authority. The bill also defines mental illness as well as its treatment. Under the bill, psycho-surgery will only be allowed if the district medical board approves it.last_img read more