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Bringing glory to the sport

The Korean Consul General in Chennai, His Excellency Kyungsoo Kim felicitated the Indian sailing squad. While addressing the sailors, the Consul General said that Incheon is the gateway to Korea in many ways being the first port open to foreign trade. He wished the team all the best, asking the sailors to also enjoy the city as the sailing venue is very close to and well connected to Incheon itself and not very far from Seoul. The squad of 7 consists of Hobie 16 sailors Brijraj Verma and Pankaj Kumar of the Indian Navy, 29er sailors Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezian from TNSA, Optimist sailors Chitresh Tatha, TNSA and Ramya Saravanan from CESC, Pune, and Laser Radial sailor Nethra Kumanan, also from TNSA.

Bringing gloryMr Ashok Thakkar, commodore of the Tamil Nadu Sailing Association which organized and hosted the felicitation, responded that “it is the hard work and commitment of not just the sailors but also the support provided by family, school and TNSA that is the reason for their success. TNSA has, over the years, produced so many champion sailors due to the commitment of its coaches and parents who devote time and effort into the running of the club.

Today TNSA is the largest civilian club in the country that has contributed to nearly 50% of the sailing squad for the Asian Games from its membership and we are confident that soon we will have a world champion from here as well, bringing glory to the sport and the country.”

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Students nurture “Nature” for their bright future

On16th September, 2014, Leo Matriculation Higher Secondary School, participated in the world record attempt organised by the Assist World Records Research Foundation, India to create awareness about “Save Nature” on the “International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer”. Over 2000 students of Leo School pledged that they would keep up their natural wealth, establish green revolution, protect environmental wealth and save “Ozone Layer”.

Students NatureBiodiversity leads to “A healthy and wealthy Nature”.Dr.G.Velmurugan, Chairman of Leo Mat Hr Sec School participated in the programme. Mr.V.G.Jayaraman, Director of the school, planted the sapling along with the students and encouraged them to plant more trees in the coming days. After taking the pledge, all the students planted saplings. Mrs Hepzibah Solomon, Vice Principal, Leo Matriculation Hr Sec School, advised the students who took this activity to nurture Nature for their bright future. Protecting and preserving Nature should become a priority in their lives, she added.

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Spreading Greenery

spreading GreeneryLions International District 324-A8 (VGP Complex, 1st Avenue, Ashok Nagar) jointly with Assit World Record, Pasumai India, Quaid-E-Millath Government College for Women and Exnora International conducted awareness program on pollution free environment by planting saplings in a function held at College premises on Sept. 16 (World Environment Day). The program was inaugurated by Justice A. Kulasekaran (Chairman, Railway Rates Tribunal of India) in presences of Justice T. N. Vallinayagam (Judge, Lok Adalat, Madras High Court), M. P. Nirmal (Founder, Exnora International), Dr. G. Manilal (Vice Chairman, Lions International Multiple Council), R. Rajedran (Founder, World Assist Record), Dr. K. R. Seethalakshmi (Principal, Quaid-E-Millath College) and other eminent personalities. Manilal said that thousands of tree saplings distributed during program, blood donation camp, education assistance given to the deserving students and general medical check-up conducted as part of awareness programme.

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World Last Week

Saturday 13th September

 The water tank project is a public art campaign in New York City, USA. The project covered ordinary overhead water tanks with paintings.

 A new study by scientists have found that eating many tomatoes have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a new research.

 Placing sunscreen to protect skin on a beach has environmental risks, say scientists say. The sunscreen ingredients wash into the sea is risky for marine animals,

 The Blue Pond located on the banks of the River Bieigawa in Hokkaido, Japan is unique since its water colour changes from time to time.

Sunday 14th September

 Spanish illustrator, artist and photographer, Daniela Carvalho has done portraits covering the four seasons. He used bicycles as eyes in a face for each illustration.

 In a breakthrough, scientists have discovered a protein which they say could reverse the damage of diabetes and restoring sensitivity to insulin.

 Erik Didriksen renders pop songs in the form of Shakespearean sonnets. Inspired by William Shakespeare, Didriksen also rephrases idioms into Shakespearean diction.

 Scientist at the US National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) have identified dozens genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson’s disease.

Monday 15th September 

 Hollywood actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Chennai. He met Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the State Secretariat.

 A new study by University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, states that obese adults who lose at least 5 per cent of their body weight sleep better and longer .

 Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in US found that the smallest of proteins directs the largest in coordinating billions of heart cells during each heartbeat.

 Tehran architecture studio Next Office has built a house that transforms like Rubiks cube, according to the seasons. The house rooms can swivel 90 degrees.

Tuesday 16th September

 Drinking milk and consuming dairy products may lower the risk of blood pressure and keeps the heart healthy.

 In Washington, scientists have developed a smart headlight that safe guards drivers from glare of opposite vehicles.

 A goldfish named George had undergone a high risk brain surgery at Sydney, Australia. The 10 years old goldfish is now recovering well.

 China is aiming for 2022 to get its first space station operational. Construction of the new space station’s core is planned for 2018.

Wednesday 17th September

 A new study from Italian researchers found that specially trained dogs were able to detect prostate cancer with 98% accuracy.

 Scientists have named a water nymph that lived 19 million years ago after Jagger because it had mobile and tactile lips.

 For the first time, scientists have used sound to ‘talk’ to an artificial atom, demonstrating a curious phenomenon in quantum physics.

 Chocolatiers have managed to produce a chocolate teapot that held boiling water for two minutes to make a drinkable brew.

Thursday 18th September

 A group of farmers have created ‘murals’ by planting rice in different colours in Japanese paddy fields. The art was originating in Japan.

 A simple testing device can now diagnose anaemia in just 60 seconds. The discovery would allow inexpensive medical care.

 Canada’s greatest mysteries now have been solved, with the discovery of one of the lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition.

 For the 30th IKEA store in Clermont-Ferrand, France, IKEA had created a Fun Vertical Wall-Apartment that allows a person to climb on it.

Friday 19th September

 An Amish community in Ohio raised a barn in less than 10 hours last spring in a volunteer building practice that was common in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 A fossil from the Sahara has revealed that the largest known predator to ever walk the earth was also a superb swimmer.

 NASA’s most advanced roving laboratory on Mars celebrates its second anniversary since landing inside the Red Planet’s Gale Crater.

 Polar Ocean World consists of a polar marine animals’ center, marine science and technology center. It has a casual dining sea view hotel.

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Musical Instruments in Divinity

Musical instrumentUnder the Production Grant, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, Violinist Dr M Lalitha Senior Violinist, Musician & Fulbright Fellow, (of the Duo M. Nandini), has been presenting a series of episodes on `Musical Instruments in Divinity’- a thematic Multimedia presentation featuring different instruments each month. This series involves extensive research and in depth study since Dr M Lalitha deals about the History, evolution of the instrument, Mythological, Sculptural evidences, its usage in temple rituals, similarities in global musical cultures, references in Literature and some in musical compositions. Dr. M. Lalitha is currently the Director of the MS (Muthuswamy- Subbulakshmi) Academy of Global Music that’s fosters training not only in Carnatic Music but also World Music aspects.

This month as part of the sixth episode on Friday September 19th 2014 the instrument to be featured will be `Tutari / Sringa / Kombu / Jewish Shofar’ at the Arkay Convention Centre, 146/3 R.H.Road, 3rd floor, OMS Lakshana, Chennai from 6.30pm.
Smt. Malathi Rangaswami, Vice President, The Music Academy, Madras will be the Chief Guest. This episode will deal how the Tutari is used in the Maharastrian Palkhi tradition, the Kombu and its usage in the temple rituals of Kerala and Tulu Nadu apart from the Shofar from the Jewish culture how it is used in their rituals connected with divinity.

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Suhasini showcases her creative talent

SuhasiniA painting exhibition of Mrs.Suhasini Sriramulu is on at “La Galerie D’Expression,” at Hotel Ambassador Pallava,Egmore till 30th September 2014. Mrs.Suhasini Sriramulu is an upcoming artist who paints for her delight. She enjoys vibrant colors and cheerful art work. She strongly believes that everyone is creative and art is indeed the best form of expressing creativity. She wants the art to be available for everyone at an affordable cost. She, a computer science engineer, resigned her IT job as Project Manager and is now pursuing her childhood passion for art. In this exhibition she showcases an assorted collection of colourful and attractive paintings. For more details  contact 8754409441.

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Seminar to enhance safety and reliability

The Institution of Railway Signalling and Telecommunication Engineers (IRSTE) Chennai Chapter (Southern Railway) conducted a o­ne day seminar o­n ‘Modernization of Signalling System to Enhance Safety and Reliability’ o­n 12.09.2014, at Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Chennai. The seminar was inaugurated by Shri M. Suresh, Additional Member (Signal), Railway Board, New Delhi.  He laid emphasis o­n reliability and availability of Signalling Systems. Shri Rakesh Misra, General Manager, Southern Railway graced the occasion as the guest of honour and spoke o­n modernization of Signaling and Telecommunication that has set through in the system.The key note was delivered by Shri Mahesh Mangal, Senior Executive Director, RDSO, Lucknow.  He highlighted the emerging trends in Signalling and Telecommunication.

Shri S. Manohar, CSTE & President IRSTE chaired the session and welcomed the gathering of delegates from Indian Railways and Signal and Telecommunication industries. In the technical session, various topics o­n emerging new technologies like Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), High Speed Rail System and Train Protection Warning System (TPWS), Communication based Train Control System (CBTC) were presented by experts in the field of Signal and Telecommunications from all over India.  Major industries like Delton, Erico, Thales India, Siemens, Atkins, Efftronics and Cypres Tech etc. participated in the seminar.Smt. Pratibha D.Yadav, Secretary, IRSTE / Chennai Chapter presented the Vote of Thanks.

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Lack of parking space along service road

lack of parking20Lack of enough parking facilities along the service section at Mount Road is creating problems. The limited parking space causes inconvenience for shoppers.The traffic department and metro rail have not provided space for parking. Traders stated that with no additional parking arrangements their business will be severely hit. Due to lack of space, vehicles are being haphazardly parked and seazed by the Traffic Police. The shoppers are finding it difficult to find space in the parking lots. In many congested areas including T.Nagar, Parrys and Broadway.

Vehicles can be seen parked on roads, disrupting smooth movement of traffic. Parking is a menace in every place at Chennai city. The city’s vehicular population is clearly on the rise. Chennai needs three times the parking space it currently has to accommodate the vehicular population. Finding a parking space has become a difficult task. Haphazard parking of vehicles on either side of streets results in traffic congestion. Roadside parking of vehicles is a major problem in almost all areas in Chennai city.

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Sports scholarships for 127 students

SportsSports scholarships for 127 students of the St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and St. Joseph’s Institute of Technology were awarded recently.Among the 127 awardees, 104 belonged to St. Joseph’s COE and the rest to St. Joseph’s IT. Akhil Reuben, Kanakaram Srijith, Balaji (tennis), Manikanda and Sri Yazhinial (badminton), Praveen, Sabarisankar, Md.Rizwan and Kreeshma (athletics) Praveenkumar, Pasupathy and Ajay (hockey), Robin, Singaravelu, Mathankumar and Prasanth (Kabaddi), Sanmathi and Raveena (TT) and Ganesh (chess) were among the prominent sportspersons selected for the scholarships under the sports quota.  Babu Manoharan, Managing Director, St. Joseph’s Group, presided over the function.

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Workshop on Clay Jewellery Making

Shri Krishnaswamy College for Women,Anna Nagar had  conducted a workshop for students on “CLAY JEWELLERY MAKING” on 11/09/2014 in the college premises. It was organised by Fevicryl Company and the Resource Persons were Ms.Bhuvaneshwari and Ms.Revathy. About 60 students from various departments participated in the workshop and learnt the art of Clay jewellery.

All the students participated with enthusiasm and showcased their creative skills in making their own designs with variety of colours.The creations of the students were colourful and innovative. The students felt it very interesting and they are having future plans of making more designs in clay jewellery for themselves as well as for sale to others.