first_imgWhy does your hatchback, sedan or SUV give you a mileage different from what the car manufacturer claims under test conditions?This question made a Mizoram University professor and a research scholar invent a measuring device that yields a near-accurate mileage of a car per litre of fuel. Theirs is one of 25 patents applied for by teachers and research scholars of the university at Tanhril, about 15 km from State capital Aizawl.“Accurate knowledge of automobile mileage is crucial as it is an important performance index parameter of a vehicle during on-road operation. But the mileage achieved by a vehicle during actual road transport applications generally deviates from the manufacturer specifications under controlled conditions for a few driving cycles,” Hranghmingthanga, a professor in Mizoram University’s Department of Physics, told The Hindu.He and research scholar L. Lalnunthari worked on a mechanism that, unlike laboratory measurement, took into account factors such as road condition, driving style, traffic congestion, fuel quality used, gradients, and load on the vehicle.The inexpensive device entailing a digital multimeter, a pipe, and a calibrated fuel container was tested on an 800 cc petrol hatchback under conditions experienced by drivers on the road. “The margin of error in measuring the accurate mileage in kilometres per litre was 10%,” said Mr. Hranghmingthanga said.The device can be used for measurement when the car is stationary. “We can do the reading before starting the engine and after the ignition is switched off at the end of a trip,” said Ms. Lalnunthari.The duo declined to get into the details of their invention expected to be elaborated upon in a science journal soon. “It would suffice to say that it is intended to help vehicle manufacturers give the true average mileage and possibly work on more fuel-efficient engines,” said Mr. Hranghmingthanga.“Our university has had a tremendous year with applications filed for 25 patents by various departments. We have also attracted projects worth more than ₹40 lakh, and our aim is to be a topper among higher education institutes in the country,” said Mizoram University Vice-Chancellor K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao said.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata will be eager to maintain their 13-game winning streak as they take on Dolphins todayWelcome to the coverage of Match 18 in the Champions League Twenty20 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunfoil Dolphins from the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium in Hyderabad.ScorecardSunfoil Dolphins managed to score 151 runs while chasing an imposing total of 187 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders at Uppal. It is a comprehensive win for Kolkata and Gambhir’s men extend their unbeaten streak to 13 matches, which is the most by an Indian team. Yusuf and Russell struck early and had Dolphins at 6/2. van Wyk and van Jaarsveld rebuilt the innings, but fell in quick succession. Zondo and Phehlukwayo hit some meaty blows and kept them in the hunt, but once they perished it was just a matter of time for Kolkata to complete the formalities. Gambhir tried out a few different options, like opening the bowling with Yusuf, giving Suryakumar and Tendo a bowl. At the end, it was Narine who did most of the damage with his 3 wickets, he was well supported by the rest of the bowlers. Dolphins showed glimpses of what they are capable of, but return home without a win.Most consecutive wins in T20s!Top 3 Teams :- 25 Sialkot- 14 Otago- 13 #KKRCongrats Everyone @iamsrk @KKRiders !! Happy New A.K.N (@iamAKN) September 29, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for Dolphins!!FIVE RUNS off the over!!19.6 overs: Prenelan Subrayen swings hard but misses it while the ball hits the pads. Andre Russell will bowl the FINAL OVER for Kolkata. It’s 42 off 6 for Dolphins!!advertisementWith Prenelan Subrayen(6) and Kyle Abbott(3) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 146/8 after 19 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! 18.2 overs: FOUR!! Prenelan Subrayen waits for it and smacks it through square leg for a boundary.Prenelan Subrayen comes to the crease for Dolphins.17.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Kuldeep Yadav has got Jonathan Vandiar out caught at long-off. Vandiar stands tall and sends it straight into the hands of Suryakumar Yadav who takes it under the ropes. Jonathan Vandiar departs after scoring one run off two balls. Dolphins are FALLING APART here!!FOUR RUNS off the over!!Kyle Abbott comes to the crease for Dolphins.16.6 overs: OUT!! Sunil Narine has got Khayelihle Zondo out caught at deep midwicket. Zondo sweeps it with brutal force but sends it straight down the throat of Piyush Chawla for a simple catch. Khayelihle Zondo departs after scoring 32 runs off 25 balls with a boundary and a six. With Robert Frylinck(8) and Khayelihle Zondo(31) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 132/5 after 16 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!15.3 overs: SIX!! Robert Frylinck employs the slog sweep and sends it deep into the stands over deep midwicket for the maximum.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!Robert Frylinck comes to the crease for Dolphins.14.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Sunil Narine has bowled Andile Phehlukwayo on a quicker delivery. Phehlukwayo was looking to heave it across the line but gets beaten by pace as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Andile Phehlukwayo departs after scoring 37 runs off 18 balls with six boundaries and a six.14.3 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo reaches out and slaps it over covers for another boundary.14.2 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo goes for the reverse-sweep and gets a top-edge over the wicket-keeper for a boundary. Phehlukwayo was LUCKY there!! With Andile Phehlukwayo(29) and Khayelihle Zondo(26) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 111/4 after 14 overs.FIFTEEN RUNS off the over!!13.6 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo employs the reverse-sweep and sends it past short third man for a boundary. CLEVER CRICKET from Phehlukwayo!!13.4 overs: SIX!! Khayelihle Zondo gets down on his knee and smokes it over deep midwicket for the maximum. That was BLUDGEONED by Zondo!! With Andile Phehlukwayo(25) and Khayelihle Zondo(16) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 96/4 after 13 overs.EIGHTEEN RUNS off the over!!12.3 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo reaches out and sends it racing past backward point for another boundary.12.2 overs: SIX!! Andile Phehlukwayo gets underneath it and smokes it over long-on for the maximum. Phehlukwayo is TAKING ON ten Doeschate here!!12.1 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo stands tall and hoicks it over extra cover for a boundary.Ryan ten Doeschate comes into the attack for Kolkata. With Andile Phehlukwayo(7) and Khayelihle Zondo(11) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 72/4 after 11 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!! 10.2 overs: FOUR!! Khayelihle Zondo flays the sweep and sends it past short fine leg for a boundary. With Andile Phehlukwayo(6) and Khayelihle Zondo(5) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 65/4 after 10 overs.advertisementSEVEN RUNS off the over!!9.3 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo shuffles across and whips it towards deep square leg for a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!Andile Phehlukwayo comes to the crease for Dolphins.8.6 overs: OUT!! Yusuf Patha has got Morne van Wyk out caught at long-on. Van Wyk skips down the track and lofts it straight down the throat of Manish Pandey who takes it comfortably. Morne van Wyk departs after scoring 34 runs off 28 balls with five boundaries and a six. BIG BLOW for Dolphins!! FIVE RUNS off the over!!Khayelihle Zondo comes to the crease for Dolphins.7.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Piyush Chawla has got Vaughn van Jaarsveld out stumped by the wicket-keepr. Van Jaarsveld skips down the track looking for the big shot but misses it as Robin Uthappa whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Vaughn van Jaarsveld departs after scoring 19 runs off 18 balls with three boundaries. 7.1 overs: FOUR!! Vaughn van Jaarsveld stands tall and hoicks it over mid-off for a boundary.Piyush Chawla comes into the attack for Kolkata. With Morne van Wyk(26) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(11) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 38/2 after six overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!5.6 overs: FOUR!! Morne van Wyk hangs back and slaps it behind point for another boundary. POOR LINE from Narine!! 5.4 overs: FOUR!! Morne van Wyk makes room and cuts it past backward point for another boundary. Van Wyk is LOOKING TO BREAK FREE here!! 5.2 overs: FOUR!! Morne van Wyk bends down and sweeps it over square leg for a boundary. Sunil Narine comes into the attack for Kolkata. With Morne van Wyk(14) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(11) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 26/2 after five overs.TWO RUNS off the over!! Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack for Kolkata.It’s Yadav vs Van Jaarsveld here!!With Morne van Wyk(13) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(10) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 24/2 after four overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!3.5 overs: FOUR!! Vaughn van Jaarsveld reaches out and flays the cut behind point for a boundary. With Morne van Wyk(12) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(5) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 18/2 after three overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!2.3 overs: FOUR!! Vaughn van Jaarsveld goes deep in the crease and crashes the cut past backward point for a boundary. Dolphins will need MORE OF THOSE!!With Morne van Wyk(11) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(0) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 12/2 after two overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!1.5 overs: SIX!! Vaughn van Jaarsveld goes for the pull and gets a top-edge over the wicket-keeper for the maximum.Vaughn van Jaarsveld comes to the crease for Dolphins.1.2 overs: OUT!! Andre Russell has got Cody Chetty out caught at mid-on. Chetty was looking to go over midwicket but lobs it straight down the throat of Sunil Narine for a simple catch. Cody Chetty departs after scoring just one run off three balls. Another BLOW for Dolphins!!advertisementAndre Russell will bowl from the other end for KolkataSIX RUNS off the over!!Cody Chetty comes to the crease for Dolphins.0.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Yusuf Pathan has got Cameron Delport out caught at midwicket. Delport goes for the wild swing and sends it straight into the hands of Gautam Gambhir who doesn’t drop those. Cameron Delport departs for a golden duck. EARLY BLOW for Kolkata!!0.2 overs: FOUR!! Morne van Wyk gets forward and drills it through extra cover for the first boundary in the innings. That was BEAUTIFULLY TIMED by Van Wyk!!Morne van Wyk and Cameron Delport are out in the middle for Sunfoil Dolphins while Yusuf Pathan will start the proceedings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders scored a massive 187 runs after batting first against Sunfoil Dolphins at Uppal. Gambhir wanted his batsmen to be put in a different situation. They were reduced to 34-2, but Uthappa and Pandey put on a show in a record stand in the history of World T20 League. They rebuilt the innings in the early stages with steady accumulation before exploding at the death. Frylinck and Abbott set the ball rolling in the powerplay, but froze in the face of Uthappa-Pandey stand. Kolkata look poised for their 13th consecutive win. Can the Dolphins alter the script?That was #KKR’s highest partnership ever, surpassing Jacques Kallis & Gautam Gambhir’s 152 versus Rajasthan Royals in 2011. #KKRvSD #CLT20 Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) September 29, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for Kolkata!!TEN RUNS off the over!!19.4 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey takes it on the full and hammers it over deep midwicket for the maximum. Pandey surely LOVES THAT AREA!! Kyle Abbott will bowl the FINAL OVER for Dolphins!!With Manish Pandey(69) and Robin Uthappa(82) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 177/2 after 19 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!18.5 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa gets a big stride forward and slices it over covers for a boundary. With Manish Pandey(67) and Robin Uthappa(75) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 168/2 after 18 overs.TWENTY TWO RUNS off the over!!17.4 overs: FOUR!! Manish Pandey reaches out and slashes it towards third man for another boundary.17.5 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey stands tall and muscles it over long leg for the maximum. Pandey is UNSTOPPABLE here!!17.4 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey picks the length early and tonks it over long-on for the maximum. LUSTY-BLOW from Pandey!!17.3 overs: FOUR!! Manish Pandey takes it on the full and slices it past point for a boundary. That’s FIFTY for Pandey!! With Manish Pandey(46) and Robin Uthappa(74) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 146/2 after 17 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!! 16.1 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa leans forward and caresses it through covers for a boundary. Robbie is SCORING AT WILL here!! With Manish Pandey(44) and Robin Uthappa(68) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 138/2 after 16 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!15.4 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey goes on the backfoot and bludgeons it over the cow corner for the maximum. That was TONKED by Pandey!! With Manish Pandey(36) and Robin Uthappa(66) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 128/2 after 15 overs.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!14.3 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa rocks back and pummels the pull over midwicket for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Robbie!!14.2 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa reaches out and slashes it towards sweeper cover for a boundary.TEN RUNS off the over!!13.6 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa gets forward and hoicks it over the in-field for another boundary. Uthappa is ON FIRE!!13.4 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa goes back and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!12.2 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa waits for it and guides it towards third man for a boundary.NINE RUNS off the over!!Manish Pandey comes to the crease for Kolkata.4.6 overs: OUT!! Craig Alexander has bowled Jacques Kallis on a good length delivery. Kallis makes room to go over covers but misses it as the ball crashes onto the stumps. Jacques Kallis departs after scoring six runs off seven balls. With Jacques Kallis(0) and Robin Uthappa(7) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 25/1 after four overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!Jacques Kallis comes to the crease for Kolkata.3.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Robert Frylinck has bowled Gautam Gambhir on a slower delivery. Gambhir was looking to flick it towards fine leg but gets beaten with the pace as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Gautam Gambhir departs after scoring 12 runs off 11 balls with two boundaries. EARLY BLOW for Kolkata!! First change, Robert Frylinck comes into the attack for Dolphins. With Gautam Gambhir(11) and Robin Uthappa(6) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 18/0 after three overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!2.3 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir rocks back and steers it over the slip cordon for a boundary. CLEVER CRICKET from Gauti!! With Gautam Gambhir(6) and Robin Uthappa(6) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 12/0 after two overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!1.6 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir waits for it and flicks it towards short fine leg where the fielder lets it through his hands for a boundary. POOR EFFORT from Dolphins!!1.4 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa leans forward and sends it scurrying through extra cover for the first boundary in the innings. FAB SHOT from Robbie!! Craig Alexander will bowl from the other end for Dolphins.TWO RUNS off the over!! Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are out in the middle for Kolkata while Kyle Abbott will start the proceedings for Dolphins. Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat first against Sunfoil Dolphins. Kolkata, who have been riding on the wings of winning 13 matches in a row will take on the whipping boys of CLT20 2014, Dolphins. It is an inconsequential match in the sense that Kolkata have won all their three matches till now. At the other end of the spectrum, despite showing flashes of brilliance, Dolphins have lost all their games so far.Quotes:”I think the guys have taken up great responsibility. Unbelievable knock from Suryakumar Yadav(against Perth) and it’s the best knock I’ve seen from such a young guy. He’s got a great head on his shoulder and he’s got a great future. To see Kuldeep bowl well is very pleasing. We need someone who can compliment Sunil and Kuldeep is a perfect fit. Yusuf bowled well and it could help him in his batting as well. There is a lot of hunger in the dressing room and that is the secret about doing well,” Gautam Gambhir said.”It looked closer than it was really, but credit to Robbie for it. It would have been nice if there was a batsman to help him. We will learn from this experience. The batting was an issue, the bowling was OK, although we should have chased some 20 runs less. We want to show we can play good cricket, will look to do well against Kolkata. We can do much better, we will try and show the Dolphins brand of cricket. It has been a wonderful experience playing cricket in India, it is a wonderful country. It has been a good exposure for our guys, we can go back, work on our batting and do better in the future,” Morne van Wyk said after Dolphins lost a cliffhanger to Lahore Lions.Kolkata Knight Riders:Kolkata have shown the required resilience and self-belief to make their mark in the tournament. The likes of Ryan Ten Doeschate, Andre Russell, Gautam Gambhir and Suryakumar Yadav have chipped in with useful runs as and when required under pressure-cooker situations.It shows that they don’t just depend on one or two players in the batting line-up to make their mark.However, it has been their bowlers, who have played a pivotal role in helping them to win games. They have wicket-taking spinners like Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav to make those crucial breakthroughs. Narine has always been a threat with his box of tricks.However, the emergence of Yadav, with his left-arm chinaman bowling has added more firepower to their line-up. Till now most of the batsmen have failed to pick Yadav’s variations.Sunfoil Dolphins:Kolkata’s opponents, Dolphins, have played with boyish enthusiasm in CLT20. However, they don’t have the results to show for it. It is up to them to put up a fine performance in their last game of the tournament and at least go back to South Africa with a win under their belt.Among their bowlers, Kyle Abbott has bowled well in patches. The seamer can trouble the batsmen with the new ball, as he hits good lines and lengths and sticks to his plans. Robbie Frylinck, who impressed one-and-all in their last game against Lahore Lions can vary his pace and when needed, bowl yorkers.In the batting department, Khaya Zondo, Morne van Wyk, the captain and Cameron Delport have caught the eye, but haven’t been consistent enough. It was Frylinck yet again whose power-hitting against Lahore sent the crowd into a tizzy. Their ground fielding has been of acceptable standards.Teams(from):Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jacques Kallis, Pat Cummins, Manvinder BislaSunfoil Dolphins: Morne van Wyk(c/wk), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Keshav Maharaj, Jonathan Vandiar, Khayelihle Zondo, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Robert Frylinck, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Abbott, Prenelan Subrayen, Daryn Smit, Daryn Miles Dupavillon, Craig Alexander, Sibonelo Makhanyalast_img read more


first_imgPrime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says household workers, who are predominantly women, occupy positions of importance and make their contribution to national development. “This largely female cadre has contributed throughout every period of our history to the fundamentals of our development,” said the Prime Minister. She was speaking at the launch of the Jamaica Household Workers Union on Friday, March 15 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. The Prime Minister described the launch as a historic moment in the country’s development. “The concept of a union for household workers to ensure that they are respected and enjoy equality of rights in order to maintain their dignity in the Jamaican society, is a manifestation of the vibrancy of our democracy,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said. The Prime Minister noted that the launch was taking place as the Government is reviewing the International Labour Organization (IL0) Convention 189, which stipulates “Domestic work is decent work”, and emphasised that the Government “will not fail to accept all the conditions that will result in an environment of decent work for every household worker in Jamaica.” The Jamaica Household Workers Union is led by President Shirley Pryce and seeks to protect the rights of, and providing skills training for domestic workers. Contact: Communications Unit-OPMTel: 926-0244 Fax: 920-4684 Email: opm.news@opm.gov.jmlast_img read more


first_img Failure to immunise may result in public health issues for the country. Parents can be charged under the law for failure to adequately immunise their children. Story Highlights The Ministry of Health (MoH) has renewed its appeal for parents and guardians to get their children immunised.Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, Director of Family Health Services in the Ministry, Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell, reminded parents that they could be charged under the law for failure to adequately immunise their children.She said that under the 1986 Public Health Act, parents, principals and owners of day care facilities and health care workers, who contribute or cause a child to not be adequately vaccinated for his age, outside of medical contra-indications, are liable for prosecution in a Resident Magistrates Court. They can be fined and/or given a term of imprisonment for up to 30 days.In addition to the legal ramifications, Dr. Bell said failure to immunise may result in public health issues for the country.While Jamaica has eradicated a number of diseases, this is not the case for every country and so there is the risk that these conditions could be re-introduced to the island through travel.“Occasionally, we have tourists from countries that do not have an established immunisation programme, those in which it is not mandated, and even from countries where certain diseases are still endemic. This sometimes results in imported cases of polio, measles or other non-immunisation-related diseases,” Dr. Bell pointed out.She said that “young parents in particular, are not familiar with some diseases that affect children if they are not immunised and so they are more fearful of the vaccines and the minor side effects associated with the vaccines, rather than the disease itself.”Dr. Bell explained that it is very difficult for the health sector to stop importation of diseases because many of these conditions have an incubation period, which sometimes lasts between seven to 21 days. During this period, she said, the person is infected but has not yet started to show signs and symptoms of the disease.“These persons appear healthy upon entering the country and later visits health care facilities for treatment and that is when the Ministry of Health’s active surveillance system identifies the imported disease. In this system, health care providers search mainly hospitals for these cases on a daily and sometimes weekly basis,” she informed.Dr. Bell said that the Government has an obligation to protect the welfare of the nation from these conditions, despite the philosophical and religious belief of the individual.“When it concerns the health and well-being of the nation, it is the responsibility of the Government to consider the well-being of the wider population and act accordingly,” she stated.With the availability of relatively cheap and safe vaccines for several diseases, the Director of Family Health Services said that children should not have to battle with certain diseases and in some cases die. The Government has an obligation to protect the welfare of the nation from these conditions.last_img read more