With the introduction of the Arri Skypanels, the Digital Sputnik, and many others, is LED lighting the future of filmmaking?Cover image via Shutterstock.I’m a big proponent of LED lighting. I use LEDs on nearly every shoot. However, I also have tungsten fixtures wherever I go. Yes, tungsten lighting does have some drawbacks. They’re hot. They’re power-hungry, and they’re not daylight-balanced. However, tungsten lighting is still (and will remain) a vital tool in the filmmaker’s arsenal.Image via B&H.There are certain things that a tungsten light can do that modern LEDs just can’t. For these reasons, I still continue to use these invaluable tools on set. I’m going to break down the four reasons why I think we’ll still be seeing tungsten lighting on sets for many years to come.Light Quality The quality of light from a tungsten source simply outperforms LEDs. They’re color-balanced perfectly at 100 CRI. I also love how much control a good fresnel light offers with the beam of light. Yes, there are fresnel LED options out on the market. However, they don’t have the same sharp quality to their spot or smoothness to their flood. LED options simply can’t match this feature quite yet. The fact that the fresnel lenses are so great inside tungsten fixtures means this light will be around for years to come.A tungsten source can also be about as raw as you can get — especially with open-face options. This gives you more control as a cinematographer to shape the lights for the scene.Image via Resolution Rentals.PriceQuality LED lighting is expensive. Tungsten lighting is less expensive. It’s as simple as that. You can look at any rental house’s pricing list, and tungsten fixtures will always be cheaper than LEDs. For budget shoots, tungsten packages are great way to go because they will give you the most raw and punchy output that you could want. LED prices have become more affordable over the years, and they may even catch up at some point — but not yet.I’ve even seen many rental houses offer discounts on their tungsten packages. Also, when looking to purchase your own set of lights, tungsten sources are usually still cheaper than LED sources. I always find it wise to have a good mix of LED and tungsten sources as each type of lighting is its own paintbrush. Different scenes require different approaches.Image via B&H.Build QualityTungsten light sources are built like tanks. I’ve used Mole Richardson heads that are older than I am. These lights were built to last through years of hard work on sets, and those same lights are still ready to work today.While tungsten lights may be power hungry, hot, and raw, they are still fantastic tools that help filmmakers tell our stories. I still plan on using tungsten lighting in the years to come.Do you only used LEDs now or are you using a mixture of light sources? Let us know in the comments.For more information on LEDs and tungsten lighting, check out these articles.Understanding Color Rendering Index with LEDsThe Future of LED Lighting with the ARRI SkyPanelThis LED Lighting Hack Can Literally Illuminate MountainsLighting for Film & Video: LED vs TungstenUnderstanding Set Lighting and Color Temperature
The Higher Education Department in Odisha has decided that a special committee would probe the allegations regarding errors and irregularities in the results of second semester examination of Plus III degree courses of Berhampur University even as the students continue their agitation over the issue.On Thursday, students from five colleges of Berhampur and its outskirts demonstrated in front of the administrative block of Berhampur University demanding immediate rectification of their results.Meeting with officialsSpeaking to media persons, Vice-Chancellor Rajendra Prasad Das said a delegation of the university had been called to Bhubaneswar by the State Higher Education Minister for discussion in the matter. The delegation included the V-C, Registrar, PG Council Chairman and Controller of Examinations. Berhampur MLA Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy and senior officials of the department attended the meeting.Four-member panel After reviewing the allegations brought up by the students, the Higher Education Department decided to get the issue probed by a special four-member committee, said the V-C.The committee will visit Berhampur University on August 4 for an on-the-spot enquiry. The committee will file its report to the Ministry by August 10. Based on the report, the department will direct the university authorities regarding future action related to the matter.
With his huge, showy, yellow claw, the male Mjöberg’s fiddler crab (Uca mjoebergi) is an eye-catching crustacean that lives on the marine mud flats of northern Australia. Like many other fiddlers, he uses his claw to attract a mate, the much smaller and more demure female. Researchers have been studying how female fiddlers choose between their many suitors. They’ve learned, for instance, that males with larger claws, especially those that wave them faster, have an edge in dating. To amp up their science, however, they’ve added a robotic twist—building “RoboCrabs” that can wave an array of claws in a variety of ways. The automated fiddlers have helped the scientists uncover other factors that influence mate choice. In a study published this month in Behavioral Ecology, for example, they found that females showed a strong aversion to otherwise irresistible males if the guys were waving from the tops of small mounds. That might be because elevated mating sites are too dry or exposed to predators. But the researchers admit they aren’t sure why females scorned the elevated crabs—which they dubbed the “fiddlers on the roof.”(Video credit: Science/AAAS)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Fultz appeared to roll his ankle in Saturday night’s game and was helped to the locker room by two teammates.He had just signed his contract earlier in the day and was taken for X-rays. The former Washington star had eight points in 15 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIt was the last thing the Sixers wanted to see just when they appeared ready to put years of misery behind them. They have dealt with significant injuries to center Joel Embiid and last year’s No. 1 pick, Ben Simmons, over the last three years.The 76ers pulled off a trade with Boston before the draft to move up from No. 3 to No. 1 to take Fultz, the dynamic scoring point guard that team president Bryan Colangelo felt was the perfect piece to put with Simmons and Embiid.a Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (7) drives around Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game in Salt Lake City. Fultz needed to be helped off the court with an injury to his left ankle in the 76ers’ summer league game Saturday, July 8, against Golden State. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)LAS VEGAS — No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz will miss the rest of the NBA summer league because of a sprained left ankle.The Philadelphia 76ers say Fultz is expected to return to basketball activities in one to two weeks. Fultz tweeted Sunday : “I’m ok, thank you for all who where worried!”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ $50 million boxing tournament announces quarterfinal matchups Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR
France’s Eugenie Le Sommer, celebrates with France’s Amel Majri after scoring her side’s second goal on a penalty kick during the Women’s World Cup Group A soccer match between France and Norway in Nice, France, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)PARIS — France hit its first goal by advancing to the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup. Now the host nation wants to make a statement by rolling through group play undefeated.France closes its Group A play Monday against Nigeria in Rennes, and Corinne Diacre expects her squad to have a 3-0 record at the conclusion.ADVERTISEMENT “Given that we are trying to win our third straight match, we need to stay with the same dynamic,” she said. “I don’t know how many changes. I’m not going to tell you either way. We want to remain competitive so we are going to put out a strong starting 11.”Norway beat Nigeria 3-0 in its opener, but the nine-time African champions rebounded with a 2-0 win over South Korea. Nigeria remains the only African nation to have qualified for every Women’s World Cup since the tournament began in 1991.The squad, ranked 38th in the world, is in play for one of the final spots in the round of 16.Francisca Ordega is among the many Nigerian players still haunted by an 8-0 loss to France last year, and the forward said her squad wants revenge.“We are not scared of France,” she said. “I like challenges.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Carli Lloyd, a World Cup starter again, scores 2 as US beats Chile Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Our goal is to try and top the group, even though a draw would suffice,” Diacre said Sunday. “We are going to go out and try to win the match because that’s always good for confidence.”France opened the tournament with a 4-0 victory over South Korea in front of a sold-out crowd in Paris, then followed with a 2-1 victory over Norway, with raucous fans backing the national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We are delighted that people are interested in women’s football,” Diacre said. “We know that the women’s game has developed significantly over the last several years. Clearly people identify with the game and are turning out in big numbers, and clearly we are very pleased with that.”But she wasn’t pleased with the way France played against Norway, a performance she said “wasn’t quite as convincing” as the opener and is incentive for a strong match against Nigeria. Diacre acknowledged she will tweak her lineup Monday but gave no details as to what she’s looking for beyond a victory. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP GROUP B FINALES: Play begins Monday with simultaneous Group B matches. China faces Spain at Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, while South Africa plays Germany at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier.The match between China and Spain is for the second group qualifying spot because Germany has already advanced to the knockout stages. Spain can draw and still advance due to its goal differential.China lost its opening match to Germany but beat South Africa to earn a chance at advancing to the next round.Germany is 2-0 but was lackluster in its win over Spain. South Africa is 0-2 and must beat Germany to advance, but the squad is winless in its last 12 matches.SOUTH KOREA-NORWAY: The second Group A match goes off at the same time host France will be playing Nigeria.It’s a lopsided matchup between South Korea and Norway at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, as South Korea essentially has been eliminated.South Korea has lost to France and Nigeria, and the squad is winless and pointless.Norway lost on a penalty to France but the team can advance if it beats South Korea.RECAPPING SUNDAY: Carli Lloyd became the first player to score in six straight World Cup matches with a pair of goals to lead the United States to a 3-0 win over Chile. The win pushed the United States into the round of 16. The score could have been worse for Chile without unshakable goalkeeper Christiane Endler, who finished with six saves and fended off a flurry of shots in the second half. Endler was selected player of the match. … Sweden beat Thailand 5-1, but the Thai squad was thrilled to have scored a goal after its humiliating 13-0 loss to the Americans. Kanjana Sungngoen found the net against Sweden in the first minute of stoppage time, with Thailand already trailing 4-0, but the team celebrated as if it had won. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View comments
Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the South African runner’s appeal of the international track body’s testosterone rules at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in February. They were released in redacted form four months after the hearing after both parties agreed.In the documents, the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion also described her “atrocious and humiliating” treatment before and after her first world championships in 2009. Just 18 at the time, she was subjected to two intrusive “gender-verification” tests without her consent, she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA gynecologist said the IAAF then pushed for the young Semenya to have surgery to cut off her testosterone. The gynecologist pushed back against the IAAF. Semenya reluctantly agreed to take hormone-suppressing drugs.Here are some more details from the court documents: MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 20% of NBP inmates die every year PLAY LIST 03:4520% of NBP inmates die every year00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess THE TREAMTENTSemenya took the oral contraceptives for five years from 2010-15 and said they caused a myriad of unwanted side effects: weight gain, fevers, a constant feeling of nausea and abdominal pain, all of which she experienced while running at the 2011 world championships and 2012 Olympics. A South African track team doctor said the medication also affected Semenya’s mood and ability to train and she was “visibly depressed.” The doctor, Philda de Jager, said the medication caused Semenya’s metabolism to go “haywire” and she displayed symptoms of a menopausal woman.During the treatment, Semenya said the IAAF also accused her of deliberately not taking the medication and manipulating her testosterone levels in the lead-up to major championships, something she also denied. She had to have two sets of blood tests every month and unannounced random blood tests over the five years. Her overall feeling, she said, was of being treated like a “lab rat” as the IAAF experimented with medically reducing athletes’ testosterone.“BIOLOGICALLY MALE”The IAAF waited until the closed-doors hearing at sport’s highest court in Switzerland to argue Semenya and other athletes with certain “differences of sex development” (DSD) conditions were “biologically male.” Now 28, Semenya was born with the typical male XY chromosome pattern and a condition that results in male and female biological characteristics and testosterone higher than the typical female range. She was legally identified as female at birth and has identified as female her whole life.She called the IAAF’s “biologically male” assertion “deeply hurtful.”Stephane Bermon, the head of the IAAF’s medical and science department and chief architect of the testosterone regulations, testified. Under cross-examination by Semenya’s lawyers, Bermon conceded he had made false statements. In one of his concessions, he acknowledged that not every athlete with a so-called 46 XY DSD condition who underwent testosterone-reducing treatment like Semenya returned to track.At the court hearing, the IAAF produced research to show the unfair advantage it says elevated testosterone gives Semenya and other 46 XY DSD athletes over females with typical levels. Two of the three judges accepted the evidence — one found for Semenya — leading to the IAAF winning the case by a 2-1 majority of the panel.ATHLETE CONSENTPart of the IAAF’s testosterone research came from a study Bermon led using more than 2,000 of the world’s top athletes’ blood samples taken at the 2011 world championships in Daegu, South Korea, and the 2013 worlds in Moscow. The samples were taken for anti-doping tests at the time and used years later by Bermon for a study to support rules regulating natural testosterone. The IAAF was asked to provide consent forms from the athletes that their medical samples could be used for the later study. The IAAF refused. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEMENYA’S STORYIn witness statements, Semenya described extensively for the first time her experiences around the worlds, her first major championships, in Berlin a decade ago.She said South Africa’s track federation sent a gynecologist to perform tests that included an examination of her genitals and taking blood samples without telling her what they were for. After she won the world 800 title, the IAAF conducted more tests on the then-teenager at a German hospital. It was “an order by the IAAF” and she was given no choice, Semenya said.It didn’t stop there. Semenya agreed in 2010 to take hormone-suppressing medication — oral contraceptive pills — but only after the IAAF said she could only continue competing if she medically reduced her natural testosterone. Semenya was put on medication the year before the IAAF first introduced highly contentious testosterone regulations. She was still a teenager.Greta Dreyer, a South African gynecologist treating Semenya, testified the IAAF “made it clear” at the outset that its “preferred treatment” was surgery. Dreyer said she resisted and said if Semenya should undergo any treatment it should be hormone suppression. The IAAF denies that any athlete is forced to undergo surgery under its rules but surgery is one of the treatments the world body recommends alongside oral contraceptive pills and hormone-blocking injections.ADVERTISEMENT US defense will face greater challenges in knockout round Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport FILE – In this May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa’s Caster Semenya competes in the women’s 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Court documents released publicly for the first time this week reveal previously hidden details of Caster Semenya’s 10-year battle with the international track body. In them, the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion said the IAAF accused her of intentionally running slowly at times to mask the alleged advantage she has from her elevated natural testosterone. She angrily denied the accusation. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents.Semenya angrily denied the accusation.ADVERTISEMENT Reacting to allegations of unethical research, Bermon said athletes had consented to their samples being used for “anti-doping research” and the testosterone data was helpful for that. The fact that it “shed light” on other issues was irrelevant, Bermon said.FUTURE TESTOSTERONE RESTRICTIONSBermon revealed some of the thinking behind the IAAF’s decision to apply the testosterone limits to some events — track races from 400 meters to one mile — and not to others, even when its own evidence indicated there were testosterone advantages in other events.The IAAF explanation was simple: It targeted the events where 46 XY DSD athletes like Semenya were prominent. Bermon said other events would have testosterone limits applied to them if six to eight athletes with a 46 XY DSD competed in the event for three to five years.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
I subscribed to Make magazine for a year when it first came out but let the subscription lapse as the projects were all over the map. Electronics, mechanical, gardening – there really wasn’t much focus. Perhaps that has changed in the intervening decade.What hasn’t changed is the “maker” movement, which every year seems to gain steam. Some of that is driven by the wide availability of cheap evaluation boards, and even full-blown Linux machines that priced at tens of dollars or less. Back when the first 8 bitters came out the simplest computer costs thousands to build. Today Freescale’s FRDM boards, ST’s Discovery, TI’s MSP430 boards and the like are widely available and cheap to the point of absurdity. Many tools are open source and even pro IDEs that cost thousands are often free for small projects.Want to make something embedded? There’s really no barrier to entry. In fact, you could earn rich rewards by participating in a maker contest.One that looks really cool is the recently-started Make With Ada challenge. Build a cool embedded system using the Ada language and you could win a variety of prizes; the grandest is 5000 Euros. It’s sponsored by AdaCore and runs from now till the end of September.This a deeply-embedded tournament. You have to use a Cortex-M or –R processor.I often hear from readers that, sure, Ada sounds interesting but it doesn’t work on microcontrollers. That simply isn’t true as the runtime has been ported to a number of MCUs and there are ports for various evaluation boards, for example ST’s Discovery series. Get a $20 board and the free GNAT compiler and you’re set to go.But there’s a cooler platform. The $180 Crazyflie nanodrone weighs just 27 g and includes (among other things):STM32F405 main application MCU (Cortex-M4, 168MHz, 192kb SRAM, 1Mb flash)nRF51822 radio and power management MCU (Cortex-M0, 32Mhz, 16kb SRAM, 128kb flash)3 axis gyro3 axis accelerometer3 axis magnetometerhigh precision pressure sensorJust think about this for a minute: two 32-bit computers plus all of those sensors – in a 27 G package. It was about ten minutes ago that a 3-axis gyro needed spinning wheels and weighed a lot. Or a 32-bit computer sucked many amps and couldn’t be lifted by one person.(I asked Seeed for permission to run their picture of the drone but got a baffling response that seemed to imply unpleasant legal action. Check out their web site for details.)The gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer are all provided by a single MPU-9250 chip. These are under a buck in 5000 lots and come in tiny 3 x 3 mm QFN packages.The Crazyflie’s code is written in Ada. Examining it is a great way to build familiarity with the language.The contest’s web site states “The Ada programming language encourages a ‘think first, code later’ discipline that helps produce more readable, reliable and maintainable software.” That’s a noble aspiration. And, we have tons of data that shows that approach leads to more reliable code. And shorter schedules! You can have your cake and eat it too.The contest is for Ada code but that includes anything written in SPARK. SPARK is a subset of Ada. However, it requires the developer to annotate the code, in the comments, with formal notation that describes the engineer’s intent. Free tools parse that with the code to make sure both align.The problem with SPARK is that error rates are so low as to be almost immeasurable. The late Peter Amey said: “In my 10-plus years of using SPARK, I have never needed to use a debuggger. I have become so used to things working the first time that my debugging skills have almost completely atrophied.”Now that’s something to aspire to!(Full disclosure: I’m one of the judges for this competition. And you have no idea how much I’m looking forward to seeing the entries!)Full information is here.Jack G. Ganssle is a lecturer and consultant on embedded development issues. He conducts seminars on embedded systems and helps companies with their embedded challenges, and works as an expert witness on embedded issues. Contact him at . His website is . 2 thoughts on “Make With Ada” Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram ymoy says: June 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm “ADA subset has been available for the AVR for several years:nnhttps://sourceforge.net/projects/avr-ada/” Log in to Reply Continue Reading Previous Want a free copy of ‘A Tour of C++’?Next Secure your data with self-encrypting drives (SEDs) “SPARK annotations are not in comment anymore since 2014. Instead they are in contracts following the Ada syntax, so that they can be both executed during tests, and proved during analysis. That makes them much easier to write and debug!” bpaddock says: Log in to Reply June 30, 2016 at 1:44 pm
Continue Reading Previous Pickering: updated and lite versions of signal routing, software switch path managerNext EKF: interface for industrial with up to four RS-232 ports EDT Smart Embedded products enable the user to add a modern GUI with high-end graphics and smooth animation to any system without the overhead of a memory and power-hungry operating system. The controller board is integrated with the display as one compact module. It includes all necessary circuits to control the TFT display module, backlight, PCAP and the GUI application.There are 3 modules available: 4.3 inch, 7 inch & 10.1 inch. A custom designed Cover Lens can be added. The Graphic framework is based on TouchGFX and FreeRTOS which gives a high efficiency, low power solution with very little overhead for running the Graphic User Interface. Smart Embedded Display solution is the clear choice due to lower cost of ownership and shorter time to market.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
The Dr NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS), Andhra Pradesh has released the list of selected candidates for admission to medical or dental courses in state-based colleges at the official website, ntruhs.ap.nic.in. The selected candidates will then have to undergo a medical exam and document verification.The process is expected to be held in July first week. Following the verification rounds, a final merit list will be released based on the same admissions will be granted.AP NEET merit list 2019: Documents neededNEET scorecardDomicile certificateDate of birth certificateEducation Qualification mark sheetsCaste certificate, if applicablePWD or EWS certificate, if applicableSports certificate, if applicableAP NEET merit list 2019: FeeCandidates will have to pay an application cum counselling fee of Rs 3,540. For reserved category candiates, the same is Rs 2,950.AP NEET merit list 2019: Eligibility criteriaTo be declared pass in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), candidates need to score 50 percentile of 134 marks out of 720. For reserved category candidates, it is 40 percentile or 107/720 marks. For people with disability, the cut off is 45 percentile or 120 marks.AP NEET merit list 2019: Seat matrixThe non-local candidates are eligible for 15 per cent unreserved seats only. The local candidates are also eligible for 15 per cent unreserved seats and 85 per cent local seats. The Medical Council of India (MCI) conducts the counselling for top 15 per cent candidates under the All India Quota seats (across the country). For the rest of 85 per cent seats, every state authority conducts counselling to fill seats in state-based collegesadvertisementThe NEET result 2019 was declared on June 5. Rajasthan’s Nalin Khandelwal has obtained the All India Rank (AIR) 1 in NEET UG 2019 with 99.99 percentile and 701 marks. Among females, Madhuri Reddy from Telangana with 695 marks and all India Rank 7 has topped.A total of 15,19,375 candidates registered for the exam of which 14,10,755 students appeared in the exam. Of the 14.10 lakh candidates, 7.97 lakh could clear the medical-dental entrance exam.Read: Bharathidasan University UG,PG Result 2019 declared: See how to checkRead: Telangana TSBIE Inter supplementary result 2019 to be out on this date, check details
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, at NY Giants, 1:00 PM – It’s scary that this will be the better QB here.Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, Cincinnati, 1:00 PM – Four more weeks for Dalton and Grad to get hurt!Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, at Indianapolis, 1:00 PM Could be the two best rookie QBs squaring off…Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, San Diego, 1:00 PM – I think Phil Rivers is actually a decent comp for Weeden even though he’s a little bigger and has a little more non-traditional release. I’m starting to sound like Kiper, probably about time to quit.Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4, Baltimore, 1:00 PM – At least Suggs will be out! Even though they drafted Courtney Upshaw!Week 10: BYEWeek 11: Sunday, Nov. 18, at Dallas, 1:00 PM – I have to figure out a way to sneak into this game.Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25, Pittsburgh, 1:00 PM – Weeden slinging it around the yard while the Steelers pile up bodies in the trenches and render TRich useless? Yeah, I’ll watch (as long as I have DirecTV).Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, at Oakland, 4:15 PM – Brutal game, although it’s would have been weird to go to a team six years ago and said “hey, in six years would you guys rather have the guy coming off a 4,000-yard season with a Heisman trophy in his back pocket or this guy?” And think about how wrong that answer would have been.Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9, Kansas City, 1:00 PM – Another road trip potential for OSU fans/me.Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, Washington, 1:00 PM – Mmmmmmmmmmmm.Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, at Denver, 4:05 PM – I wonder how far Weeden can throw it in the Rockies. Probably close to Uncle Rico far.Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, at Pittsburgh, 1:00 PM – For a playoff spot?If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Are you guys ready…for one nationally televised game?!Here’s Cleveland’s schedule…with some hard-hitting analysis, as you’ve come to expect.Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9, Philadelphia, 1:00 PM – The disparity in speed at the QB position in this game will be…vast.Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, at Cincinnati, 1:00 PM – If Andy Dalton AND Bruce Gradkowski get hurt in Week 1, we could be looking at an OSU vs. OSU matchup at QB here.Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, Buffalo, 1:00 PM – Bills fans will be saying “wait, we’re paying our guy $42M more than theirs?”Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 27 at Baltimore, 8:20 PM – Good, because going to Ray-Ray’s house in a nationally televised game on a Thursday night in the fourth week of your rookie year should be amicable. Somebody get Melanie a hoodie, she might not want to watch.
Photo Attribution: US PresswireWhere does OSU rank as a program? I’m sure you’ve had this conversation before. There are a million different ways to guage it and there is no way to come up with an official answer, but that won’t stop me from trying.Here’s the method I used. I took the F+ ratings (you know I love these) for every program’s offense, defense, special teams — as well as their overall ratings — for 2009 to current. That is four years of data.For each category, I weighted them this way:2012: 40% weighting2011: 30%2010: 20%2009: 10%Because really, who cares what happened 5 years ago? I know your average high school senior doesn’t care. This is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately ratings system.Let’s dive in. I’ll show you the calculation for each first place team and then list the top 10 in each category. Offense1) Alabama: 36th in 2009, 5th in 2010, 7th in 2011, 9th in 2012 – 10.3 avg2) Oregon – 10.93) Baylor – 13.64) USC – 14.25) Arkansas – 15.96) Notre Dame – 17.27) Wisconsin – 18.48) Oklahoma State – 18.59) Texas A&M – 19.310) Georgia – 19.4No shocker here, right? OSU has a top 10 offense. We’ll appreciate it someday when we don’t have one. Until then, let’s all agree to take it for granted.Defense1) Alabama: 1st in 2009, 15th in 2010, 1st in 2011, 1st in 2012 – 3.8 avg2) LSU – 6.83) Oklahoma – 7.24) Boise State – 8.35) Oregon – 10.16) Florida – 13.57) South Carolina – 15.08) Ohio State – 16.29) Notre Dame – 18.310) Michigan State – 19.115) Oklahoma State – 23.9Wait. We have a top 15 defense over the last four years? This is mostly due to our defense last year, which was rated #3 in the nation by the F+ system because of the ridiculous/historic number of turnovers they generated. If you take out that year, we fall in around #26 in this list. Still good and much better than most would think, but remember F+ is a “smart” system that looks at teams on a per-drive and per-play basis, removing the bias against up-tempo teams that traditional stats have.Special Teams1) Florida: 11th in 2009, 24th in 2010, 4th in 2011, 2nd in 2012 – 7.9 avg2) Florida State – 12.33) Kansas State – 13.2 (I believe this)4) LSU – 16.25) La Tech – 18.36) Clemson – 21.37) Texas – 21.68) Temple – 22.99) Central Florida – 23.410) Utah – 24.419) Oklahoma State – 32.7We were 7th in 2010 and 2011. This year we are 64th in special teams overall, and I don’t think you’ll be surprised to discover that we are 117th in kickoff coverage.Overall1) Guess who? Alabama: 1st in 2009, 3rd in 2010, 1st in 2011, 1st in 2012 – 1.4 avg2) Oregon – 4.63) Oklahoma – 7.14) LSU – 7.75) Florida State – 10.76) Boise State – 12.17) Stanford – 13.28) Notre Dame – 13.79) Wisconsin – 16.310) Oklahoma State – 16.3Show this list to an OSU fan in 1994 and then talk your way out of an asylum. Please note that I didn’t monkey around with the calculations to get OSU into the top 10 — that’s where we are as a program right now. Pretty cool, but we’ll need to keep our foot on the gas to stay there.Other notable programs:15) Nebraska – 18.916) Texas A&M – 19.520) Texas – 25.221) TCU – 25.624) Kansas State – 29.030) Missouri – 36.631) West Virginia – 36.849) Texas Tech – 50.855) Baylor – 56.761) Iowa State – 61.0107) Kansas – 104.1One other interesting thing that I discovered…which of these categories is most highly correlated from year to year? For example, if you have a good defense in one year, how likely is it to carry over to the next year? Here’s how the categories rank in terms of year-to-year correlation:1) Overall – 77%2) Defense – 64%3) Offense – 50%4) Special Teams – 44%So it’s easier to maintain a good defense than a good offense — or maybe coaching matters more on the defensive side of the ball and talent matters more on the offensive side. There are more things I can do with this data, but we’ll save them for future posts.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Manchester City ‘Amazing De Bruyne among world’s best’ – Bernardo Silva hails Man City’s assist king Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 19:58 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City v Stoke City Stoke City Premier League The Belgian has been in inspired form for Pep Guardiola’s side this season and is proving to be an ideal mentor to one of the club’s summer signings Bernardo Silva considers Manchester City colleague Kevin De Bruyne to be “amazing” and “one of the best in the world”.The Belgian forward has been in inspired form for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, with the bar continuing to be raised when it comes to the art of the assist.Man City 9/1 to win Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Nobody in the Premier League has laid on more goals for grateful team-mates since the former Chelsea winger completed a £55 million return to England in 2015.The 26-year-old’s performances continue to earn widespread praise, with Silva the latest to pay homage to one of the finest creative talents on the planet.The Portugal international told City’s official website after seeing De Bruyne star again in a 7-2 mauling of Stoke: “Kevin, is just an amazing player. It’s a pleasure to play alongside these kind of players and he showed us again that he’s one of the best in the world.”32 – Since his Man City debut in September 2015, Kevin De Bruyne has provided 32 assists in the PL, more than any other player. Wizard. pic.twitter.com/XX749Wt48D— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 14, 2017The presence of De Bruyne at the Etihad Stadium has helped Silva to settle in England following a £43.5m transfer of his own, with the 23-year-old delighted to be part of such a star-studded squad.”It feels great to be part of this team and score my first goal for Manchester City, I’ve very happy for this.”The team played an amazing game, three well deserved points and now we have to think about the Champions League, because we want another three points there to help us progress.”To be here and to be able to learn from all these fantastic players, it’s an amazing opportunity, I’m very happy to be here, and I hope I can help the team to achieve the goals.”City’s stunning showing against Stoke saw Silva net his first goal for the club, having stepped off the bench to join the party.He has made just one Premier League start to date, and seen 176 minutes of top-flight action, but the former Monaco man – who helped the principality club to the Ligue 1 title last season – considers Guardiola’s side to be the best he has been a part of.Silva added: “Yes I think so, last season we played good football with Monaco and with the national team as well, but this performance that the team has been able to achieve over the last games has been outstanding.”City are next in action on Tuesday when they welcome Serie A leaders Napoli to the Etihad for an eagerly-anticipated Champions League clash between two free-scoring sides.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Urban Meyer will be coaching Ohio State’s football team this season, once his three-game suspension to start the 2018 year is up, but questions are still swirling about his future with the Buckeyes following Wednesday night’s press conference.College football insider Brett McMurphy is among those who believe this whole saga is far from over.The Stadium reporter appeared on the radio today and predicted that there’s a lot more to come with Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.“By no means do I think this is over,” he said.“By no means do I think this is over.” – @Brett_McMurphy— 3HL (@3HL1045) August 23, 2018McMurphy said during another radio appearance that he would be surprised if Meyer is still at Ohio State in 2019.From the Oregonian:“I would be stunned if Urban Meyer coaches (at Ohio State) after the end of this season. He had heart issues at Florida. Now he has a memory problem? He has no problem remember to text a recruit at midnight, he has no problem with what play to call on fourth and 1 against Michigan.I’ll take it at face value, all Urban Meyer has demonstrated over the years is that he has a problem telling the truth.”Meyer will be able to return to the sidelines for Ohio State’s fourth game of the season. The Buckeyes are still entering the year with Big Ten title and College Football Playoff aspirations.Ohio State opens the year on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. Ryan Day is coaching the Buckeyes in Meyer’s absence.
Royal Challengers Bangalore only 3rd team to lose 100 T20 matchesRoyal Challengers Bangalore lost to Delhi Capitals by 16 runs to become the third team, after Middlesex and Derbyshire, to lose 100 matches in Twenty20 cricketadvertisement Ritayan Basu New DelhiApril 29, 2019UPDATED: April 29, 2019 09:04 IST Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore have managed to win only 4 out of 12 matches so far in IPL 2019 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs on SundayRCB became the third team to lose 100 Twenty20 gamesMiddlesex and Derbyshire of England are the other two teamsRoyal Challengers Bangalore lost their Indian Premier League match against Delhi Capitals by 16 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Sunday.The loss was Bangalore’s 100th in Twenty20 cricket, and hence became the third team to reach the landmark. England’s Middlesex (who have lost 112 matches) and Derbyshire (who have lost 101 T20 games) are the two team who have lost more matches in T20 cricket.In fact, RCB captain Virat Kohli has been part of 90 losses himself, the most IPL defeats in the history of the tournament.Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, reached the IPL playoffs with the win. Delhi became the second team Chennai Super Kings, for the first time since 2012 – 7 years, 84 months, 362 weeks and 2540 days to be exact.Earlier in the season, RCB had lost their first six games to equal the record of most consecutive losses at the start of the IPL, along with Delhi Daredevils in 2013. They had also broken the record of most IPL losses for RCB, 7 matches (between 19 May 2018 and 07 Apr 2019).On Sunday, DC skipper Shreyas Iyer top-scored with 52 runs from 37 balls, including 2 fours and 3 sixes and Shikhar Dhawan scored 50 runs from 37 balls, including 5 fours and 2 sixes, to help Delhi post 187 for the loss 5 wickets from their 20 overs.In reply, Royal Challengers Bangalore could manage only 171 for the loss of 7 wickets from their quota of 20 overs, as Kagiso Rabada and Amit Mishra picked up two wickets each.RCB have just 8 points from 12 games and can book their spot in the IPL playoffs with only mathematical chance. Virat Kohli after the match said that the losses in the first six games have not helped their cause this season.advertisement”We put ourselves under too much pressure in the first six games and then it is always hard work in the latter half. So, we just decided to have a lot of fun and that’s why we won four out of the last six games we have played,” Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation.”The important thing now, with two games left, is to go out there and have fun. Not take too much pressure. Obviously, we want to perform as best as we can, but the fun factor should not go away. We have to go out there and play positive cricket. Once the last two games are done, we will sit down and see where the tournament had gone for us,” he added.Also Read | Andre Russell 2nd player after Chris Gayle to hit 50 sixes in an IPL seasonAlso Read | Hardik Pandya 91 off 34 in vain as Andre Russell ends KKR’s 6-match losing streakAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow IPL 2019Follow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow MiddlesexFollow Derbyshire
Respect the jungle. And be practical, not fashionable when you are on a wildlife excursion. “That’s the basic,” say experts, as they narrates the rules to follow both before and during a wildlife safari. Planning the trip Making plans for a wildlife safari in haste is never a good idea. Ideally, every journey to a wildlife sanctuary should be planned at least 4 to 5 months in advance. This is because there are relatively few wildlife sanctuaries. So unless reservations are made well in advance by parties, they may find it impossible to find lodgings at all. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainBookings are also important to find a place on safaris at a reserve. It’s also important to research the reserve or sanctuary being visited because no two sanctuaries are the same. The terrain, flora and fauna in different reserves vary making it necessary for visitors to prepare themselves accordingly beforehand. A visit to a wildlife sanctuary is meant to be memorable and all visitors expect to capture pictures of themselves and their families on safari. This means they should either carry a DSLR camera or rent one. Visitors should also carry a pair of binoculars to seen birds and animals up close. It’s important to note that no smartphone, however sophisticated, is a substitute for a DSLR. Furthermore, many safaris don’t allow visitors to carry mobile phones thus making a DSLR all the more essential. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardDressing appropriately during a safari is crucial to enjoying it. Ideally, visitors should wear earthy clothes that make them blend into their backdrop. Dressing in such clothes increases the likelihood of sighting more birds and animals as people wearing earthy colours blend with the surrounding terrain, making them less likely to irk wildlife. It’s important to be excited about going on a wildlife safari, yet visitors should temper the expectation that they will see big animals and flocks of birds up close throughout a safari. A safari is not a zoo as animals in sanctuaries roam freely and seeing them often depends on chance. Doing research will help improve the chances of spotting animals and birds visitors want to see. Good research reveals where, when, and at what time of the day, a particular species of bird or animal was spotted last. Those who plan their visits using such information improve their chances of spotting animals they researched. Research about where and when animals are being spotted should be done before even booking a safari or lodgings. This is because using information about what kinds of animals are being spotted regularly in different sanctuaries, visitors can plan their visit to sanctuaries, where the kinds of animals and birds they most want to see have been sighted most. While research plays an important part in increasing the likelihood of sightings, having an expert tracker increases the likelihood even further. A good tracker will make accurate predictions about where to find animals using their alarm calls, pugmarks, smells and scats. While in the wild During a safari, excitement levels among tourists peak and when they sight animals they were dying to see, some feel tempted to get up close and take selfies with them. This should never be attempted, because animals in sanctuaries are wild and may attack people who try to take selfies with them. Selfies with wild animals should only be taken from approved and respectable distances. Some visitors may feel tempted to feed wild animals, however like taking selfies; this too is fraught with danger. Furthermore, while those feeding animals may believe they are helping animals. In reality doing so leads to the transmission of diseases and increases the likelihood that animals will suffer injuries. Also, animals may become accustomed to being fed by people. It’s also important to remain silent during a safari, loud noises scare animals away. Finally, visitors should never discard trash during a safari because it harms a sanctuary’s ecology and animals that live in them.
NEW DELHI: The teen who was raped allegedly by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar faces the “highest level of threat”, the CBI said on Wednesday to a special court, which then ordered the UP government to report on how she and her family can be relocated within the state or to one of its neighbours. The girl has been in hospital since a car crash in July, which is being investigated after the family alleged that it was a plan to kill her. The survivor and her family are under “Category A threat perception” in the witness protection scheme, the CBI told the court in Delhi. The girl should be given adequate protection, said the investigating agency. Judge Dharmesh Sharma issued notice to the UP government to file a report within a week on steps that can be taken to shift the rape survivor, her mother, two sisters and brother to a safe place. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe teen, critically wounded when a truck rammed the car she was travelling in on a road near Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh on July 28, is in Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. Two of her aunts died in the crash caused by the truck, which had a blackened number plate. A judge went to the hospital earlier this month for her testimony; a “courtroom” was set up at the hospital and the accused politician, Kuldeep Sengar was also brought there. A curtain separated the two during the teen’s statement. The CBI has been asked by the court to investigate the crash. On August 1, the Supreme Court shifted the five cases connected with the Unnao case to Delhi, assigned a judge for daily hearings and ordered that the trial be completed within 45 days. The court also ordered central security for the family. The SC stepped in after a letter from the girl’s family alleging threats from Kuldeep Sengar’s aides. The family, in a letter to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on July 12, alleged grave danger to them from Sengar and his aides. The family had asked for protection, alleging they had been harassed and intimidated over the past year and pressured to drop the case.
New Delhi: As many as 19.96 lakh ghost beneficiaries have been identified at Anganwadi centres in Assam through a daily headcount, according to an RTI query. In Assam, there are a total of 62,153 Anganwadi centres in which 36,24,973 beneficiaries, including 5,94,296 pregnant women and lactating mothers, are enrolled. The Centre has asked all states to conduct headcount of all beneficiaries of Anganwadi centres, a type of rural child care centre set up by the government to combat undernutrition and stunting among children below the age of six years and also meet nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh In reply to an RTI query, the Women and Child Development Ministry said a total of 19.96 lakh ghost beneficiaries (both children and pregnant women and lactating mothers) have been eliminated from the Anganwadi services in Assam while report from other state governments are still awaited. The ministry further said the beneficiaries under the Anganwadi Services Scheme are identified on the basis of Aadhaar which is used as identity document for delivery of services or benefits in a bid to bring transparency and efficiency. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad “The beneficiaries not possessing Aadhaar card are assisted by the field functionaries to obtain the Aadhaar card. Till such time they get the Aaadhar card, they are provided the Anganwadi services on the basis of alternative identification document,” according to the RTI reply. Officials said the identification of fake beneficiaries is an ongoing exercise and a report in this regard has been received just from Assam yet. There are around 14 lakh Anganwadis across the country and 10 crore beneficiaries, which include children under the age of six and pregnant women and lactating mothers. According to the revised cost norms for supplementary nutrition, children from six to 72 months get Rs 8 per day while severely malnourished children (6-72 months) get Rs 12 per day and pregnant women and nursing mothers get Rs 9.50 per day. The identification of fake beneficiaries is also being done through smartphones having Integrated Child Development Services-Common Application Software (ICDS-CAS) app, officials said. These smartphones have been distributed to over 1.2 lakh Anganwadi centres. The nutrition monitoring app has been developed under the Poshan Abhiyan, also called the National Nutrition Mission, launched by the Centre in 2018 with an aim to bring down stunting in children in the age group of 0-6 years from 38.4 per cent to 25 per cent by 2022.
Mumbai: His entry into Bollywood with Karwaan, which he followed up with The Zoya Factor, has been well-received, but Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan says he does not aim to move to Hindi cinema as south film industry will always be his priority. The actor, son of veteran star Mammootty, said he won’t give up on his years of hard work in south to become a pan-India star. “It is not that the goal is to be here full time and give up on the progress that you have made there. You have worked so many years and have built up a solid base there and it is very difficult to give that up and restart.” “You are in the new market you have to start again and you have to introduce yourself again. It is too tricky. I don’t know what lies ahead and what kind of offers will come my way,” he said. “My biggest base is Malayalam and I can never afford to give up on that,” Dulquer added.
Dr Yatish Agarwal, Dean – University School of Medical and Paramedical Sciences of IP University has been conferred with the coveted Hindi Academy Award for the year 2019 – 20 for his outstanding contribution in the field of knowledge, science and technology. The award was given by the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia.Dr Agarwal is deemed as pioneer in the field of popularising the concept of public health worldwide. Recipient of numerous prestigious national and international awards in various capacities as an academician, researcher, author, editor and science communicator; he is author of 48 popular health and medical science books, which have sold more than two million copies and have been translated into a number of languages. He is author of a number of chapters on health science in school text books, produced developmental films, television shows and radio features. He is a regular columnist for national dailies on health issues.
Mumbai: Ali Fazal’s Hollywood journey started way back in 2015 with a special appearance in “Furious 7” and the actor slowly moved to playing a pivotal part opposite Judi Dench in “Victoria & Abdul”. Fazal, who has started shooting for Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile”, says while signing a project in the West, his endeavour has always been to not get slotted in cliche Indian parts. “I’m not giving back-to-back auditions for too many films. I make sure to not slip into the cliche parts where an Indian just plays a maharaja. Not to dumb-grade those parts, but then it becomes a type. I don’t want to fall into a zone,” the actor told PTI in an interview. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger Fazal adds his criterion stays the same for Indian projects as well. “Even in India, I’m constantly trying to break my image. Sometimes it doesn’t work in my favour as I’m not a guy with an image or I’m still not a guy who is bankable enough. So it has pros and cons.” In “Death on the Nile”, which marks Branagh’s second film adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel after “Murder on the Orient Express”, the actor plays one of the leads. The movie also features Hollywood stars Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Sophie Okonedo, Tom Bateman and Russell Brand. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up Fazal says he is excited about the project as his character was not a part of the original book or the 1978 movie adaptation and the writers developed the part especially for this film. “There was no presence of a character from another country in the original book, or even in the first film. That’s why I really admire the diverse nature of the cast. I’m very excited. My accent is very different in the film. I have to work really hard.” The actor, who is in the UK since last month preparing for his part in the film, calls the project a “tough task”. “The whole film is on the cruise in the Nile. So it is going to be adventurous. But also it has a lovely cast,” he adds. Fazal believes the debate around the diversity in cinema has acted as a catalyst to the ever-growing presence of India and Asian artistes in Hollywood films. Referencing to legendary actor Marlon Brando’s decision to decline the best actor Academy Award in 1973 for his performance in “The Godfather” over “virtually no representation” of Native Americans, Fazal says these conversations should continue. “I believe both we and the conditioning we are living with should keep changing. It only reminds me of a time when Marlon Brando refused the Oscar and people booed him. People actually didn’t like what he did. But he talked about things that we are now discussing. “Now we have started to talk about how people of colour are treated or depicted. These conversations should happen all the time, be it on the political level or artistic level,” he says. “Death on the Nile” will be shot across London and parts of Europe.