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Motorists want to fly over Anna Arch

The flyover project at Anna Arch signal junction across Poonamallee High Road is taking place. Flyover connecting slopes have been half way constructed along Poonamallee High Road, Nelson Manickam Road and along Anna Nagar Third Avenue. Motorists have been cautioned to dive with care especially along the sides of the flyover pillars. The flyover has been a long pending demand for the motorists and residents of Anna Nagar. The flyover would also ease congestion at the Anna Arch traffic signal junction and also at Nelson Manickam Road signal junction respectively.

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World Last Week

Saturday 09th May

 A new study has identified one of the oldest fossil brains ever discovered was more than 500 million years old.

 Lawmakers passed a new anti-terror law dramatically expanding the powers and reach of Canada’s spy agency, allowing it to operate overseas.

 Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservatives won in the British general election with an overall majority in Parliament.

 Three fresh tremors struck Nepal triggering panic among the people still reeling from the impact of the devastating earthquake.

Sunday 10th May

 Free wi-fi has become a must for travellers,who consider this amenity as a standard service across all hotels, says a survey.

 A new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have found in a study by University of British Columbia.

 Facing stiff competition from e-commerce players, Crossword Bookstores is planning to set up stores in smaller cities in India to boost sales.

 With a new gene editing method that uses light, scientists can modify functions of genes more precisely, a new study says.

Monday 11th May

 Former Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s has been acquitted by Karnataka High Court in disproportionate assets case.

 Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity has captured stunning images of the Sun setting on the red planet, showing blue hues.

 Leonardo da Vinci’s painting ‘Mona Lisa’ may provide proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life, after a alien was spotted hidden.

 Students at IIT Kharagpur are working on an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (UAV), which is more intelligent than drones.

Tuesday 12th May

 Health researchers have identified the “master” protein that directs the development of multi-cellular animals.

 The likelihood of record-breaking warms years in England is set to substantially increase as a result of influence on the climate, new research suggests.

 Jodrell Bank in Cheshire is the preferred site to base the headquarters of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.

 Lab in a Lorry (LIAL), the Institute’s mobile science lab for young people, will be on tour in Yorkshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Wednesday 13th May

 A workshop to encourage women to take up careers in optics and photonics was held at the City University London.

 Students from the University of Salford built a cheap and efficient electric motor to win the Institute’s first North West Undergraduate Challenge prize.

 A single shaft of spewing hot rock created an enormously long chain of mostly undersea mountains in the western Pacific, said scientists.

 Postgraduate student Aimee Stapleton was awarded the Rosse Medal at the annual IOP in Ireland Spring Meeting.

Thursday 14th May

 Space particles called cosmic rays pelt Earth. Scientists are using the rain of these particles to probe how lightning forms.

 Soldiers wounded in a bombing could be treated with a shot of specially designed nanoparticles that stop bleeding and inflammation in the lungs.

 Stone Age human bones from a cave in England show signs of cannibalism during burial rituals nearly 15,000 years ago, experts say.

 Bones of Frankensaurus, a sharp-clawed dinosaur was found in South America. It preferred plants.

Friday 14th May

 A new study of ancient snake skulls suggests this animal may have been around 167 million years ago.

 Scientists often trek to remote areas in search of important fossils. Some spend weeks digging in the deserts of Asia or surveying mountainsides in Alaska.

 British 15-year-olds were more likely to binge-drink or have alcohol-related problems if they watched movies with plenty of onscreen drinking.

 NASA is supposed to begin nonstop screening by 2020 for all asteroids that could pose a threat to Earth.

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Memorable celebration

The Birthday Celebration of all the children born through surrogate mothers was held by G-Smart – Global Surrogate Mothers Advancing Trust at ICWO Head Office, AP-216,18th Main Road, ’I’ Block, 6th Street, Vallalar Colony, Anna Nagar West, Chennai. The celebration was organized by G-Smart Global Surrogate Mothers Advancing Rights Trust.

The aim of the event is to send good wishes to all the children were ever they are.This is the first time I am cutting the cake for my surrogate child. I bless my child with lot of happiness and a successful life, said Ms.P.Jothi, Surrogate Mothers.I am so happy and touched by this birthday celebration. I often use to think about my surrogate child now she or he will be five years old. I thank G-Smart for organizing this event,stated Ms.S.Sumathi, Surrogate Mothers.

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T.Nagar MLA distributes cricket kits

V. P. Kalairajan (T. Nagar, MLA) presented 12 sets of cricket kits to the 12 teams in Division 133 last week to encouraged the sports activities among the youth at his office on Usman Road, T. Nagar on 12th May 2015.G. P. Ashok Nagar (co-ordinator, program) said that playing kits includes bat, stumps, ball and guard presented to the students.

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Appreciation certificates distributed to students

Dr.A.Anitha (Chief Educational Officer, Chennai District) gave certificates to the girls attended free spoken English classes between April 23 and March 9 at Government Girls High School, T. Nagar.The certificates were given to students on 9th May 2015. The certificates presented in presences of M. G. Kandasamy (District Education Officer, Chennai South).Students from C. B. S. E., Matriculation, Corporation, Aided and Government schools attended and got benefited by attending the session conducted by L. Lekshmiganthan (Former Chief Educational Officer).Admission opened for girls students from Std. 6 to 12. The breakfast, lunch and evening snacks will be provided freely to the students. There will be spoken English classes during school hours from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. Communicative skills are conducted during the academics.More details can be had on 2434 6070.

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Air Conditioned Diesel train flagged off at ICF

Shri Ashok K. Agarwal, General Manager of ICF flagged off the first ever Air Conditioned DEMU (Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit) on 08.05.2015. Integral Coach Factory (ICF) ventured into manufacture of DEMUs in year 1993 with the introduction of 700 hp DEMU rakes of 6-car formation including two Driving Power Cars. From the year 2000 till now 137 trains of 1400 hp DEMUs have been made. All the DEMU trains are provided with cushioned seats, having large windows with glass shutters. In order to further enhance the passenger comfort in DEMU trains, out of the 8 car formation, 2 AC coaches are being attached. The Air conditioned coach has comfortable reclining cushioned chairs. Moreover the interior furnishing of these AC coaches is similar to that of Intercity AC Express train coaches. All coaches are equipped with environment friendly Bio-toilets. The train is fully vestibule and air-conditioned compartments are separated from the non-AC area with inter-communication doors. ICF has planned to roll out 4 DEMU trains each provided with two AC coaches in the year 2015-16. Further manufacture of these trains will be based on the feedback from users.

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Aircel trade partners meet ‘Chennai Super Kings’ players

Chennai, May 11, 2015: As part of its unwavering commitment to its trade partners, Aircel, one of the leading innovative mobile service providers in India, organized a ‘Meet and Greet’ with players of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Chennai on the 9th of May. Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Dwayne Bravo, Faf Du Plessis, Ronit More and Stephen Fleming were the key CSK players who were part of the ‘Meet and Greet’ with the Aircel trade community which was held at the ITC Chola.Trade partners from Tamil Nadu, were selected basis their performance on the indicators of primary, tertiary and gross additions over a given period.

These top performing Aircel trade partners got a once in lifetime opportunity to meet and greet their favourite cricketing stars of one of the most prolific teams in the IPL.Besides meeting with players of the Chennai Super Kings, trade partners were treated to an experience with noted magician and mentalist Neel Madhav who enthralled the crowd. The event ended with a Q&A and a group photo session with the players. The entire Aircel family wished the CSK team success for their next IPL match.

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Trespassing is dangerous, says Railway officials

Every day people are risking their life because they are trespassing on railway train tracks. Instead of using subways and pedestrian foot over bridges to reach the railway station, platforms many people take the path across the railway tracks as a dangerous shortcut. With a view of promoting safety and discouraging trespassing, Mr. Anupam Sharma, Divisional Railway Manager, Southern Railway and Ms. Seema Agarwal I.P.S., Inspector General, Railway Police, and other railway officials had an interaction with the railway commuters on 28.4.2015 at Park Town, DRM Office. Representatives from Chennai Traffic and Transportation Forum and Chromepet Rail Passengers Association had also participated. Anupam Sharma, DRM, in his speech said Top Priority is given in checking tress passing. He said railway administration is taking several measures to curb this and wanted the public to co-operate.

He explained that the high of the compound wall in several stations is increased also plugging holes, repairing stair case is also undertaken besides booking of cases for risking crossing of train tracks.DRM took note of 35 suggestions that came up in the meeting He said the railways has ear marked large funds for passenger amenity. Ms. Seema Agarwal, Inspector General of Police, Railway, said that the Railway police is working hard to prevent tress-pass of track. The awareness campaign is being taken to college and schools and offices which have good strength, he added.

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Release of Rehabilitated Sea Turtles

Dhanya, meaning “Lucky” is a young adult female Olive Ridley turtle who was found stranded on Marina Beach on 25th February 2015 just as SSTCN volunteers were finishing up their morning patrol along the beach. The deep cut to her shoulder and the injury on her hind flipper were treated daily by staff and volunteers of the Rescue Centre. Now that her injuries are healed it became time for her to go back home to the ocean and continue her life as intended. Another turtle named Oliver was found in a very weak and severely dehydrated condition. One more turtle named Laghu, which means “Little One”, has had an unlucky start in life due to human carelessness. Now it is time for these three rehablilitated turtles to return to the ocean, their natural habitat. However, they have now been given a second chance at life.The turtles were released off the coast of Periya Neelankarai amidst the presence of Honb’le Minister of Forests Mr. M.S.M. Anandhan, Mr. Hansraj Verma IAS, Principal Secretary, Environment and Forests Departments, Tamil Nadu;Dr. V. Melkani IFS, PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden,Mrs. Geethanjali IFS, Wildlife Warden, Guindy Park, students, volunteers, Sea Turtle Protection Force members and friends and supporters of TREE Foundation. Dr Supraja Dharini, Chairperson, TREE Foundation said “Through our 13 years of conservation efforts, we have seen fishermen along Chennai and Kancheepuram coast turning into guardians.If you feel that you may be able to help please contact: 94443 06411 or email treerootsandshoots@gmail.com

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City Bee

Kids Camp at Jesus Calls
Come and be blessed in joining a kids camp at Jesus Calls Prayer Tower. The camp is for youngsters aged between 4 to 17 years. It has music, dance, action songs, puppet show, moral teaching and also craft work. The camp is from 18th to 24th May from 9.30 to 12.30pm. For details contact Jesus Calls, Plot no-X-41, 1st floor, 2nd Avenue, Anna Nagar. For details contact 044-26212655.

Exciting Magic show
Don’t miss the worlds superfast magician in a spellbound action. Watch Jadugar Karan magic show at Vani Mahal. There are daily 2 shows at 4pm and 7pm. For more details and free home delivery of tickets contact 9884152200.

Art Display
A still life painting exhibition is on at Dakshina Chitra art gallery situated at East Coast Road, Muttukadu Chennai.Painter Thiagarajan is showcasing his most recent art works. The show is on till 30th May 2015.All are welcome.

Mehendi Classes
S.Vijayalakshmi (resident of D-5, 240-LIG flats, 7th Avenue, Ashok Nagar), is offering 50% discount on 10-day mehendi course which start on 20th May. Designs like Arabic, Bombay are taught.The classes will be conducted from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. For details call 9790772370/23711835

Creative Variety
Baramasa: Exhibition is on at No-7, Wallace Garden, 3rd Street, Nungambakkam Chennai and at , The Leela Palace(MRC Nagar). Baramasa is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists exploring the moods inspired by different seasons. For details contact (+91) 9941012386, (+91) 9841022477.

Learn Robotics
A summer science programme for children studying in 5th and 12th standard in robotics is held at Anna Nagar.Best performance certificates is given to toppers. For more details contact No-6/16, Round building, Mogappair main road,Anna Nagar West Extn,Chennai or call 9551666613, 9094154744 and 044-26546644.

Keyboard and Guitar Classes
Music classes offered for guitar and keyboard by experienced musician. Contact N0-2/44, European Lines, St.Thomas Mount,Chennai-16 OR call 8939196421, 7708529333..

Talent tests for children
RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust (13, Raghaviah Road, T. Nagar) has taken the initiative to organize a free summer camp for the children of terminally ill patients from May 11 to 16 in its premises.The summer camps consist of Robotics, pottery, talent test, personality development and creative session. For details call 93810 16588 and 98401 92409.

Essay Competition
Nandini Voice For The Deprived is conducting an essay contest on the topic “How to Prevent Farmers’ Suicides in India.” Participants are expected to come up with practical suggestions.The essay can be in English, Tamil or Hindi without exceeding 1,500 words.The last date is 31st May 2015.The essay can be sent by email to nsvenkatchennai@gmail.com.