Saturday’s football game against Michigan State University brought a victory for both the team and the game day personnel coordinating the influx of visitors to campus over the weekend. Director of Game Day Operations Mike Seamon said, overall, it was a “very successful” home game weekend with approximately 100,000 people on campus Saturday and 81,000 in the stadium. “The weekend unfolded very smoothly,” he said. “We were anticipating it to be a much busier home weekend compared to the Temple game. The noticeably cooler weather was a welcome change, as we had fewer heat and humidity-related medical calls.” Phil Johnson, chief of police for Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), said his staff made two arrests at the stadium on Saturday. “One man was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Another man was arrested for trespassing,” Johnson said. “It was a quiet day and everything ran smoothly.” Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 36 adults and six minors in the area around campus this weekend, according to an Excise police report. “The charges of those who were arrested included Illegal Consumption or Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage, Driving While Suspended Prior, Invasion of Privacy, Fleeing Law Enforcement, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and various drug related offenses,” the report stated. Seamon said an increase in traffic volume surrounding campus was a “significant difference” from the first home game weekend. “[The increased traffic volume] was due to all of the Michigan State fans travelling down from East Lansing,” Seamon said. “Both the White Field parking lot along the new Douglas Road and the Burke Golf Course experienced noticeable increases in traffic.” On Friday, 3,890 people toured the tunnel in Notre Dame Stadium compared to approximately 5,000 on Temple weekend. Additionally, 7,000 attended the Michigan State pep rally compared to nearly 12,000 for the home opener. Despite these lowered numbers, Seamon said the weekend overall was “busier across the board.” “We are anticipating that we will continue to see even larger numbers in the next two games, [Oklahoma University] and [University of Southern California],” he said.
7 December 2015A state-of-the-art facility to produce nano-structured materials for industrial testing was opened at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria on 3 December.The Nanomaterials Industrial Development Facility was opened by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the council. The new establishment will benefit the plastics and cosmetics industries, among others, to develop new nanotechnologies and processes. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said it would provide the capabilities for the industrial-scale production of nano-structured materials.“All the facilities supported under the Industry Innovation Programme, including the Nano-materials Industrial Development Facility, have the potential to play a role in the development of high-technology small, medium and micro enterprises,” she said. “This facility could enable such enterprises to take advantage of the rapidly growing international market in nano-structured materials and nano-composites.”Some of the activities of the nanomaterials centre at the @CSIR @dstgovza #ncnsm pic.twitter.com/B9QVWlLKMx— Veronica Mohapeloa (@MaVeroza) December 3, 2015About nanomaterialsNanomaterials are chemical substances or materials that are manufactured and used at a very small scale – they can be scaled down to 10 000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.They are developed to display new characteristics, such as increased strength, chemical reactivity or conductivity, compared to the same material without the nanoscale feature.How the centre will helpThe newly launched centre will assist to increase overall industry competitiveness.The plastics industry is one sector that will reap rewards from the facility. “The addition of nanomaterials in the manufacturing of plastics can significantly enhance the mechanical properties of plastics,” said the CSIR. “Plastics can, for example, be made stronger, lighter and more fire and ultraviolet resistant.”Min Pandor gets an explanation of how this machine works with nanoclays at the Nanomaterial centre @csir @dstgovza pic.twitter.com/UyiuxQM3ZI— Veronica Mohapeloa (@MaVeroza) December 3, 2015“Addressing the technological development of the plastics industry will enable the industry to keep up with international trends, both in the level of advanced materials used, and in the machines and processes used to produce plastic components and systems,” it added./p>The CSIR performed research to stimulate and improve the competitiveness of industry and thereby contribute to the economy of the country, explained the council’s chief executive officer, Dr Sibusiso Sibisi.“We need to think differently,” he said. “We need to explore new ways and mechanisms to enter areas of activities such as the beneficiation of our natural resources to create jobs, manufacture high-end components and export them.”The facility houses infrastructure processing and testing and it will play a crucial role in developing skills and transferring technologies to industry.Rising fieldThe international market in nano-structured materials and nanocomposites was growing rapidly, said the CSIR. Nanoclay composites are expected to increase from a 2011 volume of 24 million to 74 million metric tonnes and a global value of $3-billion by 2016.In South Africa, the total plastic consumption is in the order of 1.3 million metric tonnes or R35-billion a year, and accounts for an estimated 3.2% of the manufacturing sector.Source: CSIR
SMITHERS, B.C. – Hundreds of supporters and hereditary chiefs from around British Columbia gathered in Smithers to show solidarity with the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.Chief Na’Moks says the rights of the hereditary chiefs to the land have never been extinguished.He says no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over the land, and agreements signed by pipeline builder Coastal GasLink are illegitimate. Coastal GasLink says it has signed agreements with all 20 elected band councils involved.Chiefs and elected council members from several B.C. First Nations, including Haida, Gitxsan, Babine Lake and Lax Kwa’laams, shared stories of resistance against industry and frustration with the application of Canadian laws during the gathering.Harvey Humchitt, a hereditary chief with the Heiltsuk First Nation in Bella Bella, where a tug ran aground spilling diesel and lubricants into the waters, says it only takes one incident to cause devastation.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Dehradun: Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Early in the day, Modi arrived at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and took a helicopter to Kedarnath. He was wearing a grey suit with a pahari cap and a saffron gamchha around his waist. Alighting from the chopper, he headed straight to the holy shrine, where he offered special prayers to Lord Shiva. Modi also reviewed the reconstruction work in Kedarnath, which was extensively damaged in the June 2013 deluge. The Prime Minister will spend the night here and will fly to Badrinath on Sunday. He would return to New Delhi later on Sunday. Security has been tightened around both the shrines in view of the Prime Minister’s visit, said Ashok Kumar, Director General (Law and Order). This is the Prime Minister’s fourth visit to Kedarnath in the past two years. In 2017, he visited it once in May after its gate were opened following a six-month winter break and again in October, before the temple again closed for winters. He last offered prayers at the temple on Diwali in November.
January 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Under construction apartment complex in Rolando goes up in flames, injures one person SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An apartment complex under construction in Rolando went up in flames Monday, causing extensive damage, injuring one person and sending a thick column of black smoke into the sky near San Diego State University.A roofer working with a torch accidentally ignited the blaze at 68th and Amherst streets about noon and was unable to put it out on his own, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.It took firefighters over an hour to fully extinguish the blaze, which engulfed two of the three structures at the site, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said. Police closed down traffic lanes in the immediate area as crews worked to subdue the flames.The worker who sparked the fire suffered only minor trauma and declined to be taken to a hospital, Munoz said. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter