Study finds statistical error in large numbers of neuroscience papers

first_img 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. The problem lies in the way findings are presented. If a group of researchers, for example, applies something (chemical, food, energy, etc.) that is to cause an effect on something else (nerve cells, populations, inanimate objects, etc.) and finds the amount of change caused by the main thing that is being studied is “significant” but the change in the control group is not, they cannot then, reasonably compare the two results and come up with something that they consider significant unless the differences between the two are actually statistically significant (based on additional research).Why such errors appear in so many research papers is open to debate. Whether it’s due to researchers wishing to overstate their findings, ignorance, or simple sloppiness, it’s clear that more scrutiny and peer review must be done by researchers before submitting their work. Of course, that’s only half the equation, why are journals who obviously take their reputations very seriously not properly vetting such papers before publishing them?In their study, the group reviewed 513 papers published in five different highly regarded journals over a two year period. They found half of the papers (where such an error was possible) had the error in them. In addition they also found that when looking at 120 articles published on Nature Neuroscience (with cell and molecular themes) that 25 had the error in them.Clearly there is a serious problem here; this research project highlights a problem that is likely present in other areas of science as well; namely the inaccuracies present in science journals, mainstream science magazines, the media and perhaps even in classroom lectures. Failing to check for and fix simple statistical inaccuracies in papers presenting results obtained in research, calls into question their very integrity.Hopefully research studies such as this one will cause alarm both in the research and publishing communities and bring about better controls on both. Citation: Study finds statistical error in large numbers of neuroscience papers (2011, September 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-statistical-error-large-neuroscience-papers.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com More information: Erroneous analyses of interactions in neuroscience: a problem of significance, Nature Neuroscience 14, 1105–1107 (2011) doi:10.1038/nn.2886AbstractIn theory, a comparison of two experimental effects requires a statistical test on their difference. In practice, this comparison is often based on an incorrect procedure involving two separate tests in which researchers conclude that effects differ when one effect is significant (P < 0.05) but the other is not (P > 0.05). We reviewed 513 behavioral, systems and cognitive neuroscience articles in five top-ranking journals (Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron and The Journal of Neuroscience) and found that 78 used the correct procedure and 79 used the incorrect procedure. An additional analysis suggests that incorrect analyses of interactions are even more common in cellular and molecular neuroscience. We discuss scenarios in which the erroneous procedure is particularly beguiling.via Guardiancenter_img Explore further US scientists significantly more likely to publish fake research (PhysOrg.com) — Sander Nieuwenhuis and his associates from the Netherlands have done a study on one particular type of statistical error that apparently crops up in an inordinately large number of papers published in neuroscience journals. In their paper, published in Nature Neuroscience, they claim that up to half of all papers published in such journals contain the error.last_img read more

For faster battery charging try a quantum battery

first_img Explore further More information: Felix C. Binder, et al. “Quantacell: powerful charging of quantum batteries.” New Journal of Physics. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/7/075015 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. The physicists, Felix C. Binder, et al., have published a paper on the quantum battery, which they call “quantacell,” in a recent issue of the New Journal of Physics.”There has been much interest in the question if quantum physics can provide any advantage in thermodynamic processes (thermodynamics being the study of work and heat and their interconversion),” Binder, a physicist at the University of Oxford, told Phys.org. “Our paper demonstrates with an example that a significant advantage can indeed be achieved when a short process duration is desired—quantum correlations (‘quantum entanglement’) can lead to a significant speedup.”The scientists investigated a quantum battery made of qubits, which can take a variety of physical forms, such as ions, neutral atoms, photons, etc. Qubits can exist in either one of two states or a superposition of both states at once. In a quantum battery, the two states represent different energy levels. Charging a quantum battery means changing a qubit’s state from a lower energy level to a higher energy level, while using (discharging) the battery does the reverse. The scientists call these particular qubits “work qubits” (or simply “wits”) because they can store energy that can later be used to do work. Citation: For faster battery charging, try a quantum battery? (2015, August 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-08-faster-battery-quantum.html Besides decoherence, another roadblock to using quantum batteries for real-life applications is that the amount of energy that they can store is tiny compared to the energy needs of, for example, mobile phones or electric vehicles.”The energies of quantum systems tend to be many orders of magnitude smaller than even the smallest energies used by day-to-day appliances,” explained coauthor John Goold, a physicist at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. “‘Size’ is here a question of energy scales. Our study is a theoretical proof-of-principle that quantum physics can provide a speedup in depositing energy into a system. These speedup effects would be relevant in two cases: 1) Mechanical devices become small enough that energy scales are comparable to current implementations of quantum systems. 2) Quantum systems are scaled up and robustly controllable at energy scales that are of practical importance.”To better understand the potential applications of quantum batteries, the researchers plan to further investigate the quantum effects of thermodynamic processes. The big question is, can a quantum battery produce work (directed energy) rather than simply heat (disordered energy)?”What we call ‘quantum batteries’ in the paper exists in labs: Any controllable quantum system with stable energy eigenstates can be understood as a battery,” Binder said. “The question is rather if the thermodynamic viewpoint will be helpful for quantum experiments with systems like ions, cold neutral atoms (for instance, on an optical lattice), condensed matter systems (for example, superconducting qubits and circuit quantum electrodynamics), or light.” © 2015 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Physicists have shown that a quantum battery—basically, a quantum system such as a qubit that stores energy in its quantum states—can theoretically be charged at a faster rate than conventional batteries. This “quantum speedup” arises from quantum entanglement among multiple qubits, which essentially provides a shortcut between the qubits’ uncharged and charged states, allowing for faster charging. A Bloch Sphere showing the “cone of states” that achieve maximum average power, i.e., the fastest charging time. The quantum speedup is due to the shorter distance that has to be traveled between states when entangling is permitted. Credit: Binder, et al. CC-BY-4.0 (A) An array of qubits can be charged either (B) in parallel or (C) globally. The results show that, when global entangling operations are allowed on the array during charging, the charging rate increases as the number of qubits increases. Credit: Binder, et al. CC-BY-4.0 Flying qubits make for a highly resilient quantum memory So far, this description is similar to how a conventional battery works. However, the important difference is that, as quantum systems, qubits may be entangled, meaning the qubits are so strongly correlated that an entire qubit array can be described by the same quantum state. Here, the researchers have shown that one consequence of entangling the qubits during the charging process is that it means a shorter distance has to be traveled through state space—that is, between the low and high energy states—than would be required without entanglement. The scientists showed that, the more qubits, and hence the more entanglement, the faster the charging process. In the example protocol, the charging time is inversely proportional to the number of qubits. So hypothetically, if one work qubit took an hour to charge, six work qubits could be charged in 10 minutes. In reality, however, typical quantum systems cannot remain quantum for anywhere near this length of time due to decoherence—interactions with the surrounding environment that destroy the quantum effects. 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Optical rogue waves reveal insight into real ones

first_img Explore further (Phys.org)—Rogue waves in the middle of the ocean often appear out of nowhere and vanish just as quickly. But in their short lifetimes, they can generate walls of water 15 to 30 meters (50 to 100 feet) high, crashing down with enough force to sink even the largest ships. Although rare, when rogue waves do occur they often take ships by surprise because their formation is not well-understood, and so they are difficult to detect in advance. Since tracking down a rogue wave in order to study it would be difficult and dangerous, researchers have come up with another way to study these waves: creating a small-scale optical version in the lab that forms by similar underlying mechanisms, except in light instead of water. In the past few years, scientists have realized optical rogue waves in optical fibers, photonic crystals, and other optical systems.Now a team of researchers, Christopher J. Gibson, Alison M. Yao, and Gian-Luca Oppo at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, has proposed a new way to produce optical rogue waves in a two-dimensional space. Their work is published in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.”By understanding the mechanism for generating rogue waves, we can devise methods to detect their precursors—in our case, multi-vortex collisions,” Oppo told Phys.org. “By knowing where there is a high probability of rogue waves occurring, ships can change course to avoid catastrophic events.”In the new proposed mechanism, optical rogue waves could form by a sequence of events that starts with a small instability in the regular wave pattern. This pattern instability first leads to a phase instability (the waves’ shapes begin to change), which then leads to an amplitude instability (the waves’ heights begin to change), which eventually creates swirling vortices. If there are enough vortices, then multi-vortex collisions can occur and produce a large, short-lived spike—the optical equivalent of a rogue wave.”We can realize vortex-mediated turbulence to channel large powers into a single, huge, narrow peak of light,” Gibson said.As the researchers demonstrated, these peaks of light can be up to 27 times higher than the average fluctuation. In oceanography, waves with peaks 8 times larger than the average wave are already considered very dangerous.The researchers also showed that the new formation mechanism should be observable in a wide variety of systems, including different types of lasers, semiconductors, liquid crystals, chemical reactions, and fluid dynamics.In the future, studying this formation mechanism in the lab could lead to a better understanding of oceanic rogue waves, and eventually help warn ships to stay away from these rare but deadly encounters. “We plan to extend the research and control of extraordinarily large fluctuations to several quantum optical systems and to better quantify precursors of these rare events in the presence of vortices,” Yao said. An optical rogue wave with a peak that is 27 times the mean fluctuation from the average intensity. The peak is formed by multiple optical vortices colliding with one another. Credit: Gibson, et al. ©2016 American Physical Society 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. More information: Christopher J. Gibson, et al. “Optical Rogue Waves in Vortex Turbulence.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.043903 , Also at arXiv:1509.02418 [physics.optics]center_img © 2016 Phys.org Studies in laser physics help understand rogue waves Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Optical rogue waves reveal insight into real ones (2016, February 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-02-optical-rogue-reveal-insight-real.htmllast_img read more

Deuterated formaldehyde detected in protostar HH 212

first_img © 2018 Phys.org HH 212 is a low-mass protostellar system located some 1,300 light years away in the Orion constellation. Previous studies of this protostar, conducted in 2016 and 2017, found that its “hot corino” (the warm inner region of the envelope surrounding the low-mass protostars) contains deuterated water (D2O) and singly deuterated methanol (CH2DOH).Recently, a team of scientists led by Dipen Sahu of the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad, India, has analyzed archival data obtained by ALMA, which observed HH 212 in December 2012. The analysis allowed the researchers to identify an emission of another molecule from the protostar’s hot corino – deuterated formaldehyde.”In this paper, we use ALMA archival dataset 2011.0.00647.S and report emission of deuterated formaldehyde line from central hot-corino region,” the authors wrote in the paper. The study reveals that the emission of HDCO is assumed to be optically thin and is limited mainly to the inner 200 AU from the center of HH 212. The emission is concentrated in a circular region around the central protostar position and is elongated along the jet direction. However, Sahu’s team was not able to infer conclusively whether the elongation is real or due to the effect of the synthesized beam size.The researchers assume that the HDCO emission originates near the central hot region, given that the emission is almost symmetric around the systematic velocity between 1.6 and 2.0 km/s. The column density of HDCO was calculated to be 100 trillion cm−2. Furthermore, the scientists revealed that HDCO emission experiences a rotation, most likely associated with the disk wind or rotating environment. However, due to limited resolution of the observational data provided by ALMA, the authors of the paper cannot select the most plausible scenario at the moment.In order to determine the origin of HDCO emission, the researchers compared it with methanol (CH3OH) and C17O emission. For instance, they found that HDCO emission is more extended than methanol, and HDCO has a red-shifted peak which is absent in methanol emission.”We compare HDCO line with other molecular lines to understand the possible chemistry and physics of the source,” the paper reads.The authors concluded that the deuterium fractionation of formaldehyde is relatively higher than methanol in the central region of HH 212. They assume that the gas phase formation of deuterated formaldehyde is active in the central hot region of the protostar.”From the possible deuterium fractionation, we speculate that the gas phase formation of deuterated formaldehyde is active in the central hot region of the low-mass protostar system, HH 212,” the researchers wrote in concluding remarks. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, a team of researchers has detected the emission of deuterated formaldehyde (HDCO) from the hot inner region of the protostar HH 212. The finding, reported January 20 in a paper published on the arXiv.org pre-print repository, could be helpful in our understanding of chemical processes in this protostar and in similar objects. Citation: Deuterated formaldehyde detected in protostar HH 212 (2018, January 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-deuterated-formaldehyde-protostar-hh.html Explore further Astronomers detect methanol maser emission towards nearby galaxy HH 212 system observed by ALMA -Band 7. Credit: Codella et al. 2014. More information: Deuterated Formaldehyde in the low mass protostar HH212, arXiv:1801.06699 [astro-ph.GA] arxiv.org/abs/1801.06699AbstractHH212, a nearby (400 pc) object in Orion, is a Class 0 protostellar system with a Keplerian disk and collimated bipolar SiO jets. Deuterated water, HDO and a deuterated complex molecule, methanol (CH2DOH) have been reported in the source. Here, we report the HDCO (deuterated formaldehyde) line observation from ALMA data to probe the inner region of HH212. We compare HDCO line with other molecular lines to understand the possible chemistry and physics of the source. The distribution of HDCO emission suggests it may be associated with the base of the outflow. The emission also shows a rotation but it is not associated with the Keplerian rotation of disk or the rotating infalling envelope, rather it is associated with the outflow as previously seen in C 34 S. From the possible deuterium fractionation, we speculate that the gas phase formation of deuterated formaldehyde is active in the central hot region of the low-mass protostar system, HH212. 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

A blast of colours

first_imgWith the intimate use of colours and instinctive curves, he comes up with engaging artworks for art lovers. From 2 to 7 August, India Habitat centre would host  Fury of Colours, works by Manoj Kachangal.  His paintings are not exquisite only because of the use of vibrant colours, but also because it is a commentary contemporary conflicts and revolts around us.Kachangal is not a neutral and an apathetic creator; this can be perceived by any patron of art by spending even a little bit of time with his paintings.Every painter’s philosophy of life is always present in his creations.  In these paintings, a deep pang and call of humanity is expressed. The open antagonism of violence, terror, anarchy in these paintings, is an evidence of his favour to human virtues.There is also an impression of Indian values in these paintings. Illusion of shades and lights forcibly invite each towards mysteries but these mysteries are not other worldly. Go and venture into the world of this artist and discover a world of your own.last_img read more

Get setNH7

first_imgAccording to you how has music in India changed over the years?There are some truly inspiring artists coming up now. I love hearing the kind of attitude that young artists tend to have. Yet there is sometimes a lack of knowledge as per how the scene got this way in the first place and the people that made it happen. For the most part, I am excited at the state of indie music in India.Could you tell us more about Karsh Kale Collective? Well, the band kind of came together when I came to India to promote my album Cinema.  I had played with some of the musicians before and had to put a band together for a series of shows supporting the album’s release. Things worked out so well that the same band went on to do an episode of Coke Studio and the rest is history. For me, it is the dream band I have always been striving to put together. I get to explore rock, electronica, classical and film music and so much more, all at the same time with this band. I also see myself improving as a musician collaborating with such a great and creative group of artists.  The band consists of Warren Mendonsa, Ajay Prasanna, Jai Row Kavi, Jayant Luthra, Benny Dayal, Shilpa Rao and Karsh Kale. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’At NH7 Weekender in Delhi, who all will you be performing with from NH7 All Stars? What are your expectations from the Delhi leg?Bacardi NH7 Weekender is an amazing festival, and a place where indie music comes together, and I love playing at the festival each year. The Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, which is the finale set for the festival, is a celebration of all the music that’s played at the festival, and the music that we’ve grown up on.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHas your sense of music changed with time? Any new favourites or preferences recently?I like different aspects of different artists and take inspiration from all angles. Today in India there is a wellspring of new and fresh takes on music, like Shaa’ir + Func, Dualist Inquiry, Nucleya, Advaita, and of course, the veteran rockers that have been keeping it alive for years, like Pentagram, Ankur Tewari, Midival Punditz, Blackstratblues, etc. Tell us about your most memorable performance or gig. So many to name. I’d have to say generally the Bacardi NH7 Weekender experience tends to take the cake as it seems to be a culmination of a lot of energy, and we are all surrounded by friends and fellow artists, so there is always an added excitement. We’re performing the finale concert along with some special guests for all four festivals this year, across Pune, Bangalore, Delhi and Kolkata.What next for Karsh Kale?I plan to do more in terms of writing and recording with the Collective, not to mention more concerts. I am also working on an album of my own vocal songs, which is a first for me. I’ll be collaborating with Salim Merchant, Gaurav Raina from the Midival Punditz, Nitin Sawhney and Warren Mendonsa on songs for this project.  I have wanted to do a vocal record for a long time, but now I feel my voice is ready. There are a few film projects on the cards as well, that are more interesting and left field.  NUCLEYAWhy the name Nucleya? How does it describe you?Nucleya was my e-mail password when I was in school. I was looking for a name, and this was what occurred to me.Tell us a little bit about your own musical journey.My parents are avid music listeners. We had music in the house all the time. My father likes Indian film music from the 50s and 60s, my mum is very fond of Ghazals, and brother prefers electronic music, so I was exposed to many different genres at once. When I was in school, my father bought me my first ever computer, and on that I started making electronic music. With a few like-minded friends, I formed my first band Bandish Projekt. Being part of a band, I was making one particular style of music for about 10 years. I wanted to explore and experiment. About five years ago, I started Nucleya, and with this moniker I started exploring and came across dubstep and instantly fell in love with it. I have major dubstep influences in my music and I chose this genre because it has strong bass throughout, and simple half time drums. What is your opinion about the future of EDM in India? When you started it was at a nascent stage, how has it changed according to you?The electronic music scene has changed drastically. Back in the day, there were no venues for electronic music and now we have festivals. But it’s not just that – all the best electronic musicians from around the world headline our festivals, play at clubs in India and support our artists too, so that’s awesome!What were your thoughts behind developing your new album Koocha Monster?My new EP, Koocha Monster, celebrates Indian street music in a slightly more bass heavy format. In Hindi, streets are called gali koocha, so the word koocha comes from there, and the word ‘monster’ comes from the sound of the bass. As far as the sound of the EP is concerned, the EP is a hybrid of many genres. I wanted to explore Indian street music and various sub genres of bass heavy music like Moombahton, trap, dubstep and reggae. I love sampling dialogues, news, so that’s there as well.What can we expect from your set at NH7 Weekender in Delhi?I plan to play a very special visual set this time, where the visuals are all mashed up and resynced to the beat live, which will be very interesting. I also plan to play some unreleased music.You have performed at several international and national festivals. What are the main differences you see amongst the audiences there and back home?Each venue is a different experience regardless of whether it’s in India or international. The response I get in Pune is so different as compared to the response I get in, say, Delhi. The same thing is applicable to all international gigs I have played so far. In some places the energy is very high, and in some places not so much. I have played some gigs where people preferred to just stand and listen to what I’m playing rather than dancing, which is amazing too.last_img read more

Guardians of fasting students threaten to join 7dayold stir

first_imgKolkata: Guardians of the six fasting senior students of state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital expressed support to their wards’ stir and threatened to join the hunger strike which entered seventh day on Monday.The students of second, third and fourth year were on hunger strike to press for their demand for accommodation in a new hostel which is allotted only for first year students.”The old hostel building of the senior students is in poor shape. We are on the side of our children in this agitation,” one of the guardians told reporters in the hospital compound today. Also Read – Son-in-law arrested in connection with Garden Reach murder incident”If their demand was not looked into by tomorrow, we will join the hunger strike,” he said.The guardians said a deputation will be submitted to the college Principal Uchhal Bhadra on behalf of the guardians urging for immediate steps to solve the impasse.The principal earlier said as per guidelines of the Medical Council of India (MCI), freshers and seniors cannot be accommodated in the same hostel building to prevent incidents of ragging.Appealing to the students to withdraw the fast, Bhadra yesterday told reporters that the old hostel building would be renovated very soon and those senior students, who are facing accommodation problem, can be put up there. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”With the admission process to the first year going on, I urge the students not to continue the fast.” he had said.The students, however, said the fast will continue till the administration opens the new hostel building for both senior and freshers. One of the fasting students said, “Six of us are now on fast. If anyone has to be hospitalised, his/her place will be taken up by another student.” Two of the fasting students fell ill during the past five days. Their places were taken by two others.last_img read more

Govt ushers in sea change in agri aqua culture in state

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government has brought about significant improvement in sectors like agriculture and aqua culture in the state. For the first time, the concept of aqua retailing has also been introduced in the state.Subrata Mondal, chief general manager of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) said one of the biggest problems the government has been facing is the fragmented land. The density of population in the state also affects the agricultural sector. Despite the challenges, the Bengal government has gone through significant improvement in the sector. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeNABARD extends financial assistance to the state government for its various rural projects. It has 31 regional offices and 2,000 consultancy centres for the better implementation of rural projects. It also provides funds for construction of rural roads and bridges in the state. NABARD plays a strong role in the rural and farming economy of the state. There are approximately more than 71 lakh families under the agriculture sector in the state. Bengal records the highest amount of paddy production and comes second highest in potato production. Emphasis is being laid on the development of sustainable aqua culture in order to prevent death Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedof fishes. “The population density and fragmented land are the major challenges for the state. Hence, we are advising banks for group mode finance for Bengal. It is the only state which has 100 percent financial support from NABARD in the cooperative sector. Agriculture can move forward by merging production and marketing together. To combat various issues related to climate change, four different funds have been generated in the country by NABARD out of which two projects are operational in Bengal,” Mondal said. What is most important here is that the average annual income of farmers in the state has gone up threefold in 2017-18 financial year than what it was seven years ago. According to Agriculture department sources, the average annual income of a farmer now stands at Rs 2,91,000 in 2017-18 financial year, while it stood at Rs 2,39,123 in 2016-17. During 2010-11, the average annual income of a farmer remained Rs 91,000. This has become possible due to various social schemes introduced by the Mamata Banerjee government to improve the socio-economic conditions of the farmers across the state. While the Centre aims at doubling the farmers’ income by 2022, the Bengal government has already increased the income level of farmers three times in the state. The present government has started distributing certified seeds to the farmers at 50 percent subsidised rates and also giving a platform to sell off their produce directly at various state government-managed outlets. No wonder that the food production in the state has gone up by a huge margin.last_img read more

Dealer of explosive material arrested

first_imgKolkata: Officers of Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police have arrested another person in connection with the explosive seized from the Tala bridge area on Friday.According to sources, on Saturday night, STF sleuths raided a house at Barasat in North 24-Parganas and arrested one Rabiul Islam. During interrogation sleuths came up with a person’s name, who is a well-known explosive dealer, from East Midnapore district. Later, police also came to know that Islam has a business of firecrackers which was intended to hide his actual business of explosive materials. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseSources informed that the materials such as potassium nitrate to manufacture explosives were being supplied from Odisha to Islam. Later using these materials Islam used to manufacture explosives which were being circulated later during the night. To hide his illegal business Islam used to run his firecracker business. After getting the information, STF sleuths informed the East Midnapore police about it. East Midnapore police are trying t nab the person who used to supply raw materials for explosive from Odisha. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police recovered 1000 kg of explosive from a matador that was intercepted at the northern slope of Tala Bridge on BT Road under Chitpore police station area on Friday night. The driver and the helper of the vehicle were arrested who were coming from Balasore in Odisha and was headed towards North 24-Parganas. The raid was carried out around 12.20 am. The arrested duo has been identified as Indrajit Bhui of Melak village and Padmolochon Dey of village Mathani under Basta police station in Balasore, Odisha.last_img read more

Teaching crucial life skills at summer school

first_imgAs the temperatures soar and school vacations near, WelcomHotel Sheraton, New Delhi announces the first-ever opportunity for teens to enroll in a five-day summer school and groom themselves for a global environment.From stitching a button, fixing a light, making a bed, packing a suitcase to culinary heritage walks. WelcomHotel Sheraton New Delhi introduces a syllabus which outlines the fundamental concepts on developing independent life-skills.The demand for educational activity classes is growing rapidly, and many specialized summer classes are springing up in the city to address the concerns of parents who seek to involve their children in ways that would have indirect academic benefits. Another important criterion for most parents when looking for an appropriate summer school is to select the ones that impact life skills. Keeping these key aspects in mind, the summer school at WelcomHotel Sheraton New Delhi is aimed at building a community of young responsible minds. This concept is a first of its kind and shall engage students in basic skill development techniques with training methods of dealing with basic everyday life skills. Thus, giving them hands-on experience that shall reap its benefits in the years to come. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe schooling program will commence from April 23 until April 27 with a nominal cost of Rs 18000. The five-day eat, groom and play syllabus includes: Eat – ingredients, food and exercise, Ayurveda and yoga, soups, salad and dessert making, mocktail preparation, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Groom: etiquettes, storage and packaging, gift wrapping, social media skills. Play – team building, leadership, nature appreciation, dancing, lateral thinking and brand ‘me’.last_img read more