What IS that random fatigue twitch that plagues your arms or eyes when you don’t get enough shut-eye?

first_imgIt always seems to happen when you are already running on too little sleep: your arm or your eye starts twitching spastically, as if you weren’t having a hard enough time concentrating.The subtle jerks could last for two minutes, or two hours, but either way, it feels like an eternity.These involuntary movements can be disconcerting, and have driven many people to the neurologists office, asking what is happening to them.But, in reality, these pesky spasms happen to the vast majority of us at one time or another, and an expert explained to Daily Mail Online just what is going on behind your tired eyes. ‘People get nervous about them but really, they’re benign, not pathologic,’ in nearly all instances, Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr Eric Sorenson says. Indeed, forums like WebMD and Quora are chocked full of terrified questions about unnerving, jerking eyes.These twitches are are a minor electrical miscommunication between the brain and the body.There is an association between twitches and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which has probably caused a second sleepless night for plenty of people suffering the tired twitches.But in reality, most twitches are normal and harmless, explains Dr Sorenson.Scientists like Dr Sorenson describe these twinges benign fasciculation syndrome (BFS).While it is technically a ‘neurological disorder,’ BFS is hardly out of the ordinary and will strike most people at least once if not periodically throughout their lives. These twitches are akin to what happens when you plug your phone into a charger and get the familiar ‘buzz’ to indicate the device is juicing up – before you’ve plugged the charger into the wall.For any more you make, a number of muscles are obeying a neurological order and working together to make that movement happen. ‘Normally, what happens in when that is voluntarily controlled, is that the brain sends messages down to the spinal cord,’ telling the muscles to act, says Dr Sorenson. The brain’s electrical messages are transmitted to the bodies of nerve cells in the spinal chord, and from there passed down the long arms of those cells – called axons – to the muscles, stimulating them into action.These nerve cells are ‘like a battery. Every time it fires, not only does it discharge a pulse, but it has to be recharged, during the resting state’ explains Dr Sorenson. But, ‘periodically something will happen along the length of that nerve to alter the electrolyte distribution in the membrane and cause it to spontaneously fire on its own,’ he says. Scientists don’t really know why we get these irritating twitches in the particular places we do, but they are most common in the eyelids, arms and at the back of the calves. It also seems that the origins of the perturbed neural firings are fairly random, and could come from just about anywhere along the nerve cells.But, scientists suspect a few environmental factors that can trigger the short-term tremors.Electrolytes – particularly potassium and magnesium – play a key role in the process of neural firings.When your levels of either fall too low, it disrupts the firing and reload process for neurons.‘It is believed that heavy caffeine use, lack of sleep and physical aerobic exercise can make fasciculations more prevalent,’ says Dr Sorenson. Although we know one mechanism the fatigue twitches, we have not figured out a good remedy to them.If you are magnesium-deficient, taking a supplement can help ward off the spasms. A ‘coalescing of multiple fasciculations’ can make you cramp, which means that staying hydrated – especially with something electolyte-rich like Gatorade – and stretching can help prevent involuntary twitches, says Dr Sorenson.But the bad news is that once a twitch starts up, ‘there’s really nothing you can do to make them stop,’ he says.Sourcelast_img read more

How Companies Are Buying Clean Energy: 4 Lessons from India

first_imgIndia has some of the world’s most ambitious renewable energy goals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to boost India’s solar energy generation capacity from 5.8 gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to 100 GW by 2022. As part of the Paris Agreement, India set a goal to increase the share of non-fossil-based power capacity from 30 percent today to about 40 percent by 2030.Companies are eager to help meet these goals, given the cost savings and environmental benefits of renewable energy, but many face barriers to sourcing wind and solar power. A lack of long-term certainty in policy implementation and limited access to innovative business models and financial products hold companies back. Though commercial and industrial customers account for close to 52 percent of India’s electricity consumption, they have yet to make significant progress on renewable power.Strategies to Scale Clean Energy in IndiaSolutions are emerging. India’s Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG), led by WRI and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), brings together government, utilities, regulators, companies and energy developers to scale up renewable energy purchasing in the private sector. So far, the group has worked with over 30 leading businesses in India to facilitate 200 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy transactions across several states, including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. GPMDG aims to bring 1,000 MW of additional clean energy online by 2020, enough power to energize 200,000 typical two-bedroom apartments.Over the past four years, GPMDG has pursued several strategies to make clean energy procurement more streamlined and accessible to large buyers in India. A few key lessons are emerging:Bangalore International Airport terminal, now powered by solar energy. Photo by Herry Lawford/Flickr 1. Businesses need a stable and clear policy framework for purchasing renewable power.In 2014, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), a regulator, was deliberating on fixing long-term grid usage charges for renewable energy projects. Until then, KERC revised these charges every year. Members of GPMDG engaged with KERC to inform the regulators that the typical payback of a solar project is seven years; that means investors need price certainty for at least 10 years to boost their confidence enough to put their money into renewables. KERC viewed this recommendation positively, and has waived the grid usage charges for the first 10 years of all solar projects commissioned by March 2018.Taking advantage of this favorable policy, large companies like the Bangalore International Airport are procuring solar power that provides price certainty and significant cost savings.2. New business models can make purchasing affordable and accessible to companies.In Bangalore, GPMDG has piloted projects to aggregate clean energy demand from large corporate buyers, such as Coca-Cola, Infosys, IBM, Cognizant and Philips. The pilots led to several lessons on how to structure transactions, achieve economies of scale and reduce costs. For example, when buyers are organized within a geographic area such as an industrial or business park, it is easier to aggregate demand for large renewable energy purchases. Also, buyers need to be segregated based on the type of contract that they want to enter – capital investment or a power purchase agreement.Based on these lessons, GPMDG is now attempting to scale aggregated renewable energy procurement in industrial parks like Mahindra World City, Chennai to exploit the benefits of scale and co-location.3. Building a community of large energy consumers can help share knowledge and best practices.GPMDG hosts an annual national event and quarterly steering committee meetings by state. At the most recent summit in Mumbai, more than 30 participants shared ideas and decided on a strategy to engage utilities, regulators and government to resolve policy and regulatory barriers for procurement of renewable energy. Such community building helped secure long-term clarity from KERC for solar energy, as described above.GPMDG also provides state-specific renewable energy procurement guides, policy briefs, case studies and decision-making tools to members. Likewise, WRI tracked the progress and impact of a new solar policy in Karnataka, sharing lessons with stakeholders from government, the power sector and major energy buyers.4. Companies need time to find developers who can meet demand at the right price.In a recent webinar, Vince Digneo and Sujatha Ganapathy of Adobe discussed the extensive due diligence needed to finalize a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) for their Bangalore and Noida operations. Some developers lacked the land to put up a solar plant and others did not have the technical capacity to deliver power. A request for proposal (RFP) that required developers to deliver power within 3 months of a signed PPA helped ensure quality of bids, but the process still took over a year from start to finish.Corporate Demand for Renewable Energy across Southeast and South AsiaIndia is not the only economy in Asia dealing with increasing energy demand from a growing commercial and industrial sector. Major businesses are looking to Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam to site manufacturing and other commercial operations.On March 27-28, 2017, a high-level meeting in Bangkok, Thailand will explore Southeast Asia’s clean energy potential. Companies looking to purchase renewable energy in these countries and others can use the lessons from India as a starting point.last_img read more

Executive Summary: Linkbuilding and SEO for the Internet Marketing Neophyte

first_img Topics: Link Building Links to your website are very important for Internet marketing and getting ranked higher in search engines for keywords related to your business.Benefits of links to your website:1) The right links can drive traffic to your site which can convert into leads.2) Links help search engines find all of the content on your site to index that content.3) The number and quality of links to your site help determine your Page Rank (basically a measure of how important Google thinks your website is) and your Page Rank helps determine your rank for many search terms.Tips on how to get links:1) Submit your site to web directories. Focus on the directories with the best brand and traffic. We have found the Yahoo! Directory and Business.com (both require an annual fee) to be effective, and also try to give the free open directory a shot. You can also try other, smaller and free or lower cost directories, but avoid any that seem really small or just don’t look valuable – remember that the quality of the site linking to you matters. A couple ideas are: www.joeant.com, www.worldhot.com, and www.splut.com.2) Communicate with others in your industry. Search around and find people who have useful sites related to your industry. Don’t start your conversation with “will you link to my website?”, but engage them in a business and intellectual conversation about something they recently wrote. Once you have established a relationship with them, then send them something you have published on your site and ask for their opinion. You’ll be surprised how many will link to your site.3) Create compelling tools and content. We have never promoted Website Grader very much. But because it is a really useful tool that people like, lots of people link to it. In fact, in under 3 months, we already had 800 links, and over 20,000 URLs had been graded on the website. Originally published May 9, 2007 12:36:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Teaching Lawyers How to Tweet: Social Media Is Like Crossing the Street

first_img Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if you run a bank, a boardroom, or a bordello. Take a moment to stop, look, and listen to your audience. That way, you won’t be left in the social media gutter with tire tracks on your BlackBerry and stains on your $700 suit. Jeff Cutler Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack . But many of these firms are so paranoid and looking in one direction — following the cross-the-street analogy — that they get run down by the pedicab going in the opposite direction. They don’t see any other way of doing business or having conversations. . and how they can be used by anyone. I’m not advising (because I’m not qualified to dispense legal advice) that firms relinquish control. What I am saying — and what I told the dozens of attendees in our session — is that you can’t have an informed, intelligent discussion with your audience if you don’t listen to them first. understand the tools Essentially, social media is a communication form that puts control into the hands of everyone. And that’s not exactly the model through which many compliance-guided industries operate. For businesses like financial institutions, pharmaceutical firms, and law offices, keeping a tight leash on conversations is part of doing business. That’s why it’s so important for folks in these fields to The following is a guest post by social media My colleague, Sree Sreenivasan, gave a similar talk on May 10 in Boston, proving that it’s not just a fad. Knowing social media tools and how to use them is mainstream and in-demand. Originally published May 16, 2011 12:00:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 , and you can check out his other articles at It’s the first tenet of any conversation, whether it takes place over cocktails and stuffed mac & cheese or in the mahogany board room of some Fortune 100 company — or even over the tubes of the internet. Know your audience. Know how they communicate. Know how and where they get their information. And www.jeffcutler.com In mid-April, I found myself sitting on a panel presentation for the American Bar Association. The group was comprised of three lawyers and social media journalist Jeff Cutler — me. Our session, titled “Fad or Future: Social Media’s Place in Today’s Legal Profession,” was developed to give practicing lawyers a glimpse into how know what they’re already saying about your company and your industry By taking the time to research your audience — customers, clients, media — you’ll have a better handle on how to speak to them and with them when the opportunity arises. You won’t make the mistakes some consumer-facing companies make by giving too little credit to customers and too little attention to what those people say. jeff@jeffcutler.com can be both a boon and a danger in their daily lives.  Topics: Social Media . Jeff can be reached via email atlast_img read more

A Blog Post to Help You Write Blog Posts [+5 Free Blogging Templates]

first_img How to Write a Blog Post Topics: Originally published Nov 5, 2013 8:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 You know what would be cool?Having a magic genie write a steady stream of high quality blog posts for you that drive tons of traffic and leads.  Okay. Yeah. We all know that would be nice. But since that’s not really a possibility, the next best thing is a template that can walk you through all the steps necessary to write a solid blog post — with as few headaches as possible — almost as if a genie was there guiding you all along the way. This actually is possible.Because business blogging (and writing in general) can be really tough sometimes (writer’s block, anyone?), we’ve put together 5 essential blog post templates every marketer needs. At HubSpot, we’ve found these blog post formats keep us focused, democratize the content creation process, all while transferring marketing knowledge to our audience in an easy-to-digest kind of way. (And hey, since it’s NaBloPoMo, these templates are here just in time to help all you marketers meet your 1-post-per-day quota!)  Without further ado, let’s dive into one of the blog post templates —  the handy-dandy How-To — so you can learn the art of teaching your audience how to do something special in the form of a blog post. To follow along, download the free blog post templates and retrieve the How-To blog post template … as well as the other four to use at your leisure.Note: These templates are intended to help new bloggers and bloggers in a rut get started with their writing. You should always personalize your content so you don’t run up against duplicate content penalties — and so you’re not boring. These templates are simply intended to get reticent writers, well, writing — and provide a tried-and-true format for tried-and-true blog post types.First, plan your How-To blog post.First things first. What can you teach your audience how to do? Once you’ve figured that out, the template below can help you break down the process in written form. After you know what your how-to blog post will be about, take several minutes to really plan it out.For the purposes of this post, and not because planning isn’t important vital, we’re going to skip through the planning stage that encompasses the first 4 steps: Step 1: Identify your audience.Step 2: Identify your key takeaway.Step 3: Brainstorm a few possible titles.Step 4: Create an outline.We’re going jump right to crafting the introduction, but you can always dive deeper by downloading your own copy of these templates, complete with text boxes for you to fill in with your own notes and copy.Now, fill in your template.Step 5: Write the introduction.When writing your introduction, keep one question top of mind: How can I establish credibility and empathize with my audience to introduce my topic? Feel free to leave the introduction for last, too. Sometimes it’s easier to introduce your post after you’ve written the real meat of it.When you do write your intro, here’s how we recommend going about it — we’re using a previously published blog post, “How to Easily Create a SlideShare Presentation,” as an example. Now’s the time in the actual template where you get to start crafting your own introduction. Once you’re ready, it’s time to move on to the actual meat of your post: the body.Step 6: Write the body.The body follows through on what you promised in the introduction. Your body copy can be written in paragraphs, with bullets, numbered lists, multiple headings, or a mix of all of these. Make use of whichever format is easiest for you, and helps tell your story better.Just be cognizant of this question: What are all the steps I need to explain in order to avoid confusion, and can I add any visuals that will make learning any easier for my readers?Below you’ll see we’ve continued using the sample blog post, “How to Easily Create a SlideShare Presentation.”See? A template is almost as good as a genie.Step 7: Write the conclusion.Alrighty. We’re now at the final stage of the oft-dreaded writing process: the conclusion. Feel free to wrap things up nice and succinctly — if you’re using your business blog for lead generation, a lengthy conclusion is just one more barrier to your call-to-action.So, all you gotta do in your conclusion is paraphrase the key takeaway you outlined earlier in the planning stages (if you follow the downloadable templates), and pose a question to get your readers to react in some way.At this point in the template, you craft your own short-and-sweet conclusion to recap what the reader should have gleaned, and then, guess what? You’re DONE with the writing!Next up: finalizing and optimizing the post to get it ready to be read, bookmarked, and shared.Finalize your How-To blog post.Step 8: Link to additional resources within your post.Sometimes it’s hard to say everything you want to say about a single topic in one post, which is why it’s helpful to your readers to identify additional resources they can visit for additional details. Hyperlinking to other blog posts or pages on your site can also result in increased visibility in search engines, page views, and time on site. Hyperlinking to third party content can round out your perspective and help you appear more trustworthy to your readers.In the template, there’s a place for you to collect a handful of links to reference throughout your post. Then, once you place your blog post copy into your blogging platform, you can create hyperlinks for these resources where they fit best.By this point in the template, you have a very clear idea what you’re post is about, which means you can move on to:Step 9: Finalize your title.Step 10: Pick a call-to-action.Step 11: Copy and paste your blog post copy into your blogging platform.Step 12: Edit, edit, edit!Step 13: Choose an image.Step 14: Optimize your post for search.Step 15: And finally, publish!And that’s all, folks! (For this post at least).For those of you who’d like a bit more help, you can access a whole slew of how-to blog post examples to use as inspiration, along with a bunch of additional tips and recommendations in the template we put put together to help a marketer out.Ready to get writing? Grab your free 5 Essential Templates Ever Marketer Needs right here.Using the how-to blog post structure, what will you teach your audience how to do? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

10 Illustrations to Use in Your Team’s Chat Room When Words Alone Don’t Cut It

first_img27SaveYou know what time it is.5) “Meetings are good.”27Save Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: 27SaveThere’s never a bad time to express your gratitude.What other illustrations do you wish you had to express yourself? Let us know what we missed in the comments section below.  Team messaging tools such as Slack and HipChat do wonders to streamline our day-to-day communications at work. But what about those times when you know what you want to say, but words (and your standard arsenal of pictures and GIFs) fail you?Trust me, we’ve been there too. Maybe you’re suffering from caffeine deprivation and can’t find the strength to type. Or, on a lighter note, perhaps you simply want to thank someone for doing you a favor, but can’t find the right words to express your gratitude. For situations like these, we created this set of 10 responses that are guaranteed to improve your work chats, make you more popular, and lower your cholesterol by 50%. Well … maybe just the first one.Want to download them all in one fell swoop? Click here.10 Awesome Illustrations to Use in Your Team’s Chat Room 1) “Crushing it.”27Save 27Save“Welcome to the subcommittee meeting to determine the schedule of future subcommittee meetings.” Sound familiar?6) “Case of the Mondays.”27Save 27SaveSomething just went down? Use this illustration to alert your team that it should be back up and running shortly.10) “Thank you!”27Save 27SaveThere are places to go, people to see, and big things to do. Reserve this illustration for when you’re on a serious mission.4) “It’s beer o’clock.”27Save 27SaveFor when things go terribly wrong. Houston, we’re gonna need a bigger boat.7) “I have no idea what I’m doing.”27Save Collaboration/Teamwork 27SaveFight the physical & mental fatigue with the magic that is roasted beans and hot water. 3) “Let’s roll.”27Save 27SaveThere’s nothing wrong with being honest — we all end up here at some point.8) “Success.”27Save Originally published Dec 16, 2015 6:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 27SaveFinished a project ahead of schedule? Big launch go better than planned? Dropped a cement block on a priceless Fabergé egg? You, my friend, are crushing it.2) “Coffee break?”27Save 27SaveAw yeah. True happiness is a grinning llama rocking a 36” chain … isn’t it?9) “We’re experiencing technical difficulties.”27Savelast_img read more

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Live Streaming: When and where to watch live telecast

first_imgWith the first match being washed out, both India and South Africa will hope that the rain gods stay away from Mohali when the two teams meet each at the IS Bindra Stadium for the second T20I on Wednesday.The first match in Dharamsala had to be called off without a ball being bowled due to incessant rains on Sunday evening, leaving fans all across the world disappointed.As it is a three-match series, both teams would aim to put in their best effort in Mohali as they know that the winner would not lose the rubber. With the stakes so high, there is, therefore, not much scope for mistakes by either of the teams.The Men in Blue would be brimming with confidence following their superb show against the West Indies in their recent tour. India were absolutely ruthless against the West Indies, with only rain denying them a clean sweep of the Test, ODI and T20 series contested between the two teams.On the other hand, Quinton de Kock will be hoping to lift the morale of the Proteas, which would be on the floor following their dismal performance in England in the World Cup.The visitors have included quite a number of fresh faces in their squad in a bid to build a team for the World T20 next year and, thus, they certainly lack experience. Despite this, they are, however, expected to pose a greater challenge to India than the West Indies did last month.advertisementWhen is the India vs South Africa 2nd T20I match?The India vs South Africa 2nd T20I match will be played on September 18, 2019 (Wednesday).Where will the India vs South Africa 2nd T20I match be played?The India vs South Africa 2nd T20I match will be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.What time does the India vs South Africa 2nd T20I begin?The India vs South Africa 2nd T20I match will start at 07:00 PM IST.Which TV channels will broadcast the India vs South Africa 2nd T20I match live?The India vs South Africa 2nd T20I match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. The match will be aired live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi commentary.How do I watch live streaming of the India vs South Africa 2nd T20I match?The live streaming of the India vs South Africa 2nd T20I match will be available on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on https://www.indiatoday.in/sports.Also Read | 2nd T20I: In-form India face revamped South Africa in MohaliAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan as important for India as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma: Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

50 lakh N95 masks to be distributed among school students in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

first_imgAdvising parents to send their children for classes wearing masks and shifting outdoor activities indoors are among the steps taken by schools in Delhi-NCR to deal with pollution as the air quality continues to be in the severe category.While schools reopened on Wednesday after the Diwali break, a Gurgaon school principal said they had sent an advisory to parents on Monday to not send their children for classes without masks.”When I woke up on Monday morning, I just knew that this is not going to be normal soon. We sent advisories to parents to mandatorily send their wards with masks,” said Nidhi Kapoor, Principal, Euro International School in Gurgaon.According to a representative at St Mark”s Senior Secondary School, Janakpuri:”We have shifted the venue of morning assembly indoors and advised parents to send their wards wearing masks so whenever they are outdoors they have limited exposure to toxic air.””Children with special needs and students with medical or respiratory issues are allowed to be on excused leave. Sports, PE and team practices are being conducted considering the potential hazards of outdoor activities and the surrounding environment.””Appropriate precautions are taken as per the established safety protocol. Parents are periodically being informed about the cancelation of team practices in the morning or the afternoon sports,” said Neena Kaul, Principal, Heritage Xperiential Learning School.Delhi government to distribute masks among school studentsFollowing a spike in the pollution level, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday that the Delhi government will start distributing masks among school students from Friday.advertisement”Fifty lakh N95 masks would be given to students in both government and private schools in Delhi. A kit of mask having two pieces of N95, one of the good quality masks for tackling smog, will be given to students. Masks will be distributed for one week,” he said.The skies over the national capital were a smoky grey on Wednesday as the sun struggled to shine through the haze with the air quality continuing to be in the “severe” category in the city and the adjoining areas.An Air Quality Index (AQI) between 401-500 falls in “severe” category and anything beyond that is “severe-plus emergency”.The AQI takes into account five chief pollutants, including the PM10 and PM2.5. The higher the AQI value, the greater the health concern. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the air quantity index was 416 at 11 am on Wednesday.Read: 1 lakh children under 5 years of age die from air pollution in India every year: StudyRead | World Environment Day: 5 living elements to fight against climate changeRead | Air pollution making kids less intelligent? This study is the answerRead | Indians are dying four years early, thanks to air pollution: Studylast_img read more

8-feet tall Afghanistan cricket fan Sher Khan struggles to find accommodation in Lucknow

first_imgHis eight feet tall stature has always made heads turn but for Sher Khan there has been a number of problems in the Uttar Pradesh capital here ever since he arrived to watch the ODI cricket series between Afghanistan and West Indies.Sher Khan, who stands at eight feet two inches, has not found a suitable accommodation for himself in the state capital.Majority of the hotels did not give him a room to stay and some even indicated that they found him ‘suspicious’.Sher Khan finally approached the Naka Police station where the police, after verifying his credentials, took him to Hotel Rajdhani on Tuesday night.Khan told the hotel staff that he found the room ‘uncomfortable’. The bed was short and he slept with his legs hanging out, the washroom was ‘inconvenient’ and so were the chairs.As soon as the news of the ‘tall man’ spread in the area, scores of people came to the hotel to see Khan, who finally had to be escorted by the police to the Ekana stadium to watch the match where, again, he was the bigger attraction.Khan also asked the hotel staff about tourist spots in Lucknow and wanted to visit them but the problem was that he could not get into an auto.Khan will be staying in Lucknow for the next four days before he flies back to his country.Also Read | West Indies vs Afghanistan: Roston Chase, Shai Hope hand their side easy win in 1st ODIAlso see:advertisementlast_img read more

This Clemson Hype Video Will Get Tigers Fans Amped For 2015

first_imgThis Is Clemson featuring the Clemson tiger paw.This Is Clemson Hype VideoMuch to the chagrin of Florida State fans, the Clemson Tigers have been predicted by many, including the media, to win the ACC in 2015. If star quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy, those predictions just may turn out to be right. Earlier this offseason, a YouTube user named @joemac413 put out an incredible four-minute hype video to tease the 2015 for fans. It’ll have Tigers supporters ready to run down the hill with the team this September. Is this the year Clemson finally breaks through and competes for a national title?last_img read more

Save Your Ankles With The Point 3 X-Wrap Socks:

first_imgIn case you haven’t noticed, the U.S. is fighting through one of the worst winters in nearly twenty years. That means people all over the country are combating the urge to stay in their homes and apartments as much as possible, and are still trying to get some exercise in to fight off extra cold weather weight.One of our go-to winter activities is playing indoor basketball. When you are trudging through frigid winds and leftover dirty snow, by the time you get to the YMCA or neighborhood gym, your body is stiffer than you’d like it to be—especially your ankles. And very often that can result in nasty twists, rolls and sprains.Luckily, cutting edge basketball apparel brand, POINT 3, has developed their X-Wrap socks, the world’s first basketball socks that provide a base layer of ankle support. X-Wrap socks help prevent needless and nagging ankle injuries that can put an extra strain when you’re getting around in the next polar vortex.We’ve already written about POINT 3’s revolutionary The World’s Best Basketball Shorts featuring DRYV Moisture Control panels, and the X-Wrap socks are an even more ingenious addition to athletic apparel. The key to these socks is that they are made with compression bands that stretch around your ankle and arch for support that standard socks just don’t have. Also, the 75% wicking polyester fabric keeps your feet dry for even the most epic pick-up sessions. And extra thick cushioning provides additional impact resistance and comfort so there is no lingering soreness in the subzero temperatures once you leave the gym.In addition to the 75% wicking polyester, the X-Wrap sock is also made from a 23% nylon and 2% spandex blend, which means that each pair forms tightly around the foot for an anatomically correct left/right fit. But while these socks provide the highest level of support on the market, they are still not meant to replace any ankle brace or other support you may require for a game of pick-up.Just because most of the world is a frozen tundra, doesn’t mean that you can’t fit in a little indoor run. And if you’re going to play ball, why not treat yourself to the best socks on the market. You’ll thank us once the game is over. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Tasc Performance Crafts Sustainable Fabrics Without Sacrificing Style last_img read more

Ober Metalworks: Strengthen Your Style with Titanium and Silver

first_imgWhen Patrick Ober was 14, he started learning how to make armor.His brother was in college at the time and learning the craft and Patrick absorbed as much as he could through that association. Little did he know that it would tie-in to his career later in life.Last year, Patrick quit his job and applied his full-time focus to his business—Ober Metalworks. He works out of the garage in his Asheville, North Carolina home and fashions impressive bracelets, watch chains, and other items out of titanium and steel.For some of his pieces he uses an ancient loop-in-loop technique and hand punches each ring, with 5-ton and 20-ton hand punches. The result is an intricate piece of jewelry that will last throughout the ages. He also crafts spinning tops on his lathe. They have a bronze middle and titanium on the outside. “Depending on size and weight, they can spin for a long time,” he said. “Ten minutes is average, but others spin longer.”While he does most of his business online, he does travel each Labor Day to participate in a big knife show in Las Vegas. In addition, he does a fair amount of commissioned work and enjoys working with a customer to create special custom pieces.Two pieces of body armor hang on the walls—one is a shirt crafted from stainless steel and bronze that took him six months to complete. Customers who order these are primarily involved in Renaissance festivals and Markland events where participants engage in medieval battle with weapons and armor.His products range in price from $15 to $3,000 so there’s definitely something for every budget. “I try to cover as many prices as possible,” Ober said. “My goal is for it to go to someone else, so price is important.” Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

June 17-23 is CPR Week

first_img The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!.Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday.CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (June 13), CPR Coordinator at the HFJ, Alonzo Mothersill, informed that the training will cost $1,500.“The certification usually costs $5,400, but, on CPR Day, our Family and Friends CPR course is discounted for all non-medical personnel and students,” he said.He is encouraging all individuals to take an interest in acquiring CPR skills for the benefit of family members and colleagues, who may, at some point, require such assistance.CPR is a lifesaving technique that helps to support and maintain breathing and circulation in an individual, through administering chest compressions and rescue breaths.The technique becomes necessary in cases where an individual has suffered a heart attack, has collected water in his lungs (near drowning) or has stopped breathing or the heart has stopped for any other reason.Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday. Story Highlights CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

CUPE Hospital Workers and District Health Authorities Reach Tentative Agreement

first_imgDeputy Premier Frank Corbett congratulated negotiators for CUPE hospital workers and district health authorities on the tentative agreement they reached after a weekend of negotiations. “I am pleased that negotiators were finally able to reach this tentative agreement,” said Mr. Corbett. “It addresses the principle of parity while also recognizing the fiscal realities confronting the province.” The tentative agreement avoids a strike in 33 hospitals outside of the capital region. District Health Authorities will begin immediately to re-establish services that had been scaled back in preparation of potential strike action. On Sunday negotiators for CUPE school support staff also negotiated a tentative agreement with school boards outside of Halifax.last_img read more

Carey looks forward to World Cup clash against India and calm Dhoni

first_imgNottingham: Nervous to start with at his maiden World Cup, Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey says he now cannot wait to challenge India, especially Mahendra Singh Dhoni, when the two sides clash on Sunday in London. Carey’s 55-ball 45 was good support to Nathan Coulter-Nile’s 60-ball 92 in Australia’s 15-run win over the West Indies here on Thursday. The early nerves of playing at a big tournament taken care of by that effort, Carey made some confident statements about the match against India. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun “Playing against him (Dhoni) in India and Australia, he’s very calm. He always gives himself a chance to finish off the game,” Carey was quoted as saying by the ICC’s official website. “He gives himself time out in the middle. They’re pretty calm heads, they give themselves a chance to finish off an innings. “It’s a World Cup, so I didn’t know too much what to expect. Rolling to the first game in the bus and seeing all the crowd gave me some goosebumps. I thought it was a pretty cool feeling.” Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up Reflecting on his performance against the West Indies, the 27-year-old said it helped that he was batting with Steve Smith at the other end. “I gave myself a fair bit of time to get my innings going. Speaking to Smudge (Steve Smith) there was plenty of time left on the board. “It was a matter of trying to absorb a bit of pressure, just bat and scrap through as many as we could.” Despite being the less experienced of the two, Carey said Smith didn’t give him any particular advice on how to turn things around after Australia had been reduced to 79/5 at one stage. The defending champions recovered to post 288. “I suppose when I was two off 23 balls he gave me no indication I was doing something wrong, backing up what I was trying to do out there. “There was no pressure from him, so we were fine just going together. I think we know at Trent Bridge, if we give ourselves a bit of time we can score freely,” he said. “I didn’t think it was a bad thing at the time, I guess if you get out we’re 80/6 I gave myself a bit of time to assess the conditions and give the tail a chance,” he added.last_img read more

Items owned by Colonel Sanders to be auctioned next month

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. – Some items given to Colonel Harland Sanders’ driver and friend are being auctioned next month, including one of the Kentucky Fried Chicken founder’s white suits and matching Stetson hat.Heritage Auctions of Dallas said in a news release that Dick Miller spent the last decade of Sanders’ life working for him. Miller stayed on after Sanders’ death in 1980, helping Sanders’ wife, Claudia, and working for the company. He said he wants to sell his memorabilia so someone who appreciates the items will end up with them.The collection includes the couple’s driver’s licenses and credit cards, an inscribed belt buckle and a wristwatch.The live auction will be Nov. 3 at Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction, with internet bidding available.last_img read more

Report Brakes unused on fiery Russian plane that killed 41

MOSCOW — A Russian state news agency says a report from the country’s civil aviation authority indicates that the crew of an airliner that caught fire while making an emergency landing, killing 41 people, had not deployed the plane’s air brakes.The report Friday indicated that human error could be an important factor in the May 5 crash of the Aeroflot SSJ100 at Moscow’s Shermetyevo airport. Video showed the plane making a hard landing and flames bursting from its underside, quickly enveloping the rear half of the fuselage. In all, 33 people survived.The RIA-Novosti news agency said it had obtained a report from Rosaviatsiya, the civil aviation authority, which showed the brakes — flaps that hang down from a plane — were not used. It also said the pilot changed the plane’s pitch markedly.The Associated Press read more