New report military families do not feel connected to civilian communities

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A new report paints a troubling picture for active duty military families under a lot of stress. It also says the divide between military and civilian populations has never been wider, especially for families living in military housing civilian neighborhoods.KUSI’s John Soderman is at USO Center at Lindbergh field with the story.To view the full report: https://bluestarfam.org/survey/ February 6, 2019 Posted: February 6, 2019 New report: military families do not feel connected to civilian communities KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Mitsubishi 3D Touch Panel Demonstrated

first_imgImage copyright: Tech-On!, Nikkei Business Publications Samsung Introduces Advanced Mobile and Digital Information Displays The 3D touch panel functions by switching between two detection methods and would be determined by the position of the finger. When a finger approaches the panel, it’s defined as being in “proximity state” After the finger is in contact with the panel it’s in “contact state”. In “proximity state”, priority is given to the screen’s sensitivity and in “contact state”, resolution has priority.The panel can detect a capacitance change of approximately 0.3pF in the proximity state and about 8 to 19pF in the contact state, according to a spokesperson for Mitsubishi Electric Corp. In the proximity state the resolution in the x- and y- axis is equivalent to 10mm. In respect to the z-axis direction, “it is possible to determine the distance of the finger as long as it is less than 20mm,” the spokesperson said. The company also stated that in the contact state, the resolution in the x-axis and y-axis directions is equivalent to 0.2mm.Sensitivity in the proximity state is increased by connecting multiple sensors to increase the sensor area. Parasitic capacity has also been reduced by adding a “sensor shield control”. This function eliminates the need for a shield layer that reduces electromagnetic noise generated from an LCD panel.This prototype is based on a capacitive touch panel that is available on the market today, and only required a few changes. The changes involved adding switch elements to connect multiple sensors and improved the detection circuit to reduce its parasitic capacity. Since the touch panel is still in its developmental stages, there is no set time as to when it will be publically announced. The company needs to verify its resistance to environment as well as operability in actual devices before it can become marketable.via Tech-On!, Nikkei© 2009 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — A prototyped capacitive touch panel was demonstrated by Mitsubishi Electric Corp at the Interaction 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The 3D touch panel can detect not only x- and y- coordinates but also its z- coordinates by detecting the distance between a finger and panel. Screen size is approximately 5.7 inches with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Explore further Citation: Mitsubishi 3D Touch Panel Demonstrated (2009, March 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-03-mitsubishi-3d-panel.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Amid hue cry of violence CPMs bloody history tells a different story

first_imgKolkata: At a time when the leaders of political parties are raising their voice against incidents of violence before the three-tier Panchayat elections, pages of history show that 45 and 17 people were murdered before the elections which were held in 2003 and 2008 respectively, under the CPI-M regime.Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said that in 2003 and 2008, her party could field 30,000 and 35 candidates in the Panchayat elections. Admitting that incidents of violence had taken place in seven places, she questioned how the Opposition parties could field 2 lakh candidates for the forthcoming Panchayat elections, had there been violence throughout the state. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn 2018, six persons, all Trinamool Congress workers, have been killed in incidents of violence.In 2003, 45 people were murdered before the Panchayat elections. On the day of polling, 35 people had been murdered. After the poll, 27 persons were murdered and 1,200 houses were set on fire. All those who had been murdered, belonged to the Opposition parties.Again in 2008, 17 people were murdered before the Panchayat elections. On the day of the poll, 21 people had been murdered, while another 13 were murdered after the poll. Nine hundred houses were set on fire. In a recent interview given to a vernacular channel, Mamata Banerjee had asked: “how can I forget those days when my party workers were murdered by CPI-M cadres?” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe first Panchayat elections were held in 1978, after the Left Front came to power in 1977. From 1978 till 2008, the Left Front had won in 50%-60% of the Gram Panchayat seats, while the party got 75% seats in Panchayat Samity and 85% to 90% seats in Zilla Parishad.Trinamool Congress got control over two Zilla Parishads – East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas in 2008. Over the years, the party strengthened its organisation and got 13 seats in the 2009 Lok Sabha election. In 2010, it got control over Kolkata Municipal Corporation and finally ousted CPI-M in the 2011 Assembly election.last_img read more

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Funds crunch lack of teachers training affect Bengals govtrun schools Report

first_imgKolkata: Shortage of funds, lack of teachers’ training, feeble academic planning and inadequate functioning are the key challenges faced by the primary education system in West Bengal, says a report of the Pratichi Institute associated with Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. The report points out that while a few state-run primary schools have made a significant progress in terms of pupil-teacher ratio (PTR), many schools continue to lack funds and required efforts. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed “According to 2015-16 data, the average PTR in Bengal’s primary schools is much favourable — 23 to one — as compared to 49 to one a decade ago. But some schools still have an unacceptably high PTR of 40 to one. An irrational distribution of existing teachers makes the situation more complex,” says the report. The fund shortage, the report says, averages Rs 69,000 per school per year. The deficit includes day-to-day expenses (Rs 33,000), as well as additional instructors and equipment needed for extra-curricular activities. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJP “There have been important improvements in the implementation of mid-day meal programme in the state. However, a decent meal would require Rs 7.14 per child per day while the current allocation is Rs 4.13,” the report says. It points to a survey that says the deficit in mid-day meal fund is currently met by teachers and other staff members. But the report stresses that such an urgent issue cannot be left to “voluntary generosity”. The report says four percent of the schools are still being run by just one teacher. Highlighting the lack of proper curriculum in schools as another problem, the report says the schools that have performed well, show proper implementation of “continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE).” It stresses improvement in quality of teaching, syllabus and textbooks and augmenting financial resources for the state-run primary education system.last_img read more

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Groovy gifts for new age grooms

first_imgIt has been ages since someone thought of gifting gold to the newly wed couples. The trend then was to secure the couple’s future with the resale value of the yellow metal, but with time other gifting options like crockery sets, home furnishing, clothing, propped up in marriage ceremonies. But have you ever given it a thought of how women-oriented the wedding gifts are? Gold earrings, rings, pendants, saris… all for the bride. The groom barely gets anything other than the commonly shared-with-the-bride bed-sheets, bed-covers, dinner sets, cookware or home decorative pieces. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhen it comes to gifting a man, we are all left scanning every nook and corner of the brain to search for the perfect present, but yet something seems not very right during the decision making process. Some men do get lucky to receive a nice watch, a pair of fancy cuff links, or an expensive long lasting perfume, but how many watches do you need in a lifetime? How often have you noticed one wearing cuff links?Here’s a list of presents which might be considered very dear and useful to many men: Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the reader: Books are not a conventional gift option for weddings, but let’s talk about giving a device that enabled you to read on the go. Yes, you got it right, we’re talking about Kindles and the like. Avid readers tend to start reading everything everywhere. To entertain this habit of theirs buy a portable book for your friend.For the traveler: Wanderlust is infectious. If your friend loves to travel there’s a high chance that his wife would be a travel-lover too. A perfect wedding gift for this couple will be a planned tour package for their honeymoon or post it. Tour packages sound expensive, but there are options of weekend getaways to exotic places nearby the city. Add some spice to your friend’s married life with one such trip coupon. These coupons are available at various online travel agencies but they might burn a hole in your pocket. Yet, spending a little more for your dear friend’s hapiness is always a noble bargain.For the fitness freak: You can always encourage someone aiming to stay fit. Gift your friend a fitness tracker to keep going in his healthy journey. High quality fitness trackers are now available in India at reasonable prices. Fitness comes at a price of Rs 4990, but the bands are helpful in tracking your health, activity, sleep and a lot more.Available in a variety of colours, Tango Wellness Motivator, provides 24 hours activity data including step counts, calories burnt, distance traveled and sleep monitoring. It comes with a mobile app which gives analytical report of daily activities. The tracker syncs with the application at the push of a button and works with all leading smart-phones and computers. That’s what a cool gift sounds like!For the metro-sexual man: Grooming is not specific only to the fairer sex. Men have the right and will to pamper themselves as well. But often due to social and peer pressure they have to give in and drive out all thoughts of bodycare. Let’s make some room for the willing testosterone to indulge in some spa massage or a soothing experience.Spa treatments provide soothing effect to the body as well as the mind. “Shirodhara enables one to get rid of insomnia, headache and eye problems, it is the best treatment for hairfall and hair related problems. NASYAM helps in removal of kapha which gives breathing problems. It is also very helpful in case of withdrawal signs of bad habits,” says Dr Shilpi Sonkar, Anamiiva Ayurvedic Centre.Relaxing Spa treatments are available within the price range of Rs 1000-5000, and booking one for your friend can be great way to helping him relief stress and get back to life happily.For the music-lover: Boom boxes are something that most music lovers would love to own. Home theatres and Bluetooth speakers are now in trend for the tunes to play aloud. Not only do they sound cool but they are also available in various bright colours and at an affordable price. Whether listening to music, audio books or phone calls, a bluetooth speaker delivers amazingly clear and loud sound. Genius SP-906BT Series perfectly fits different usage scenario, be it listening to music while jogging or working out, rock-climbing, biking or hanging-out and partying with friends.For the shopaholic: Online shopping is an ever growing trend, especially among young men who do not have enough time to visit stores and shop. Presenting someone with e-gift voucher is an excellent idea, as it will him pick his favourite stuff online during his online shopping spree. Gift vouchers/cards are also pocket friendly as one can decide on the amount. You can choose from a nominal Rs 500 and go as high up as Rs 10,000 and send it over to your friend’s e-mail address. The next time you get to know of a friend’s upcoming marriage, fear not, refer to our list and do something out of the box to make them remember you through your memorable wedding present.last_img read more

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