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In an attempt to stem the serious problem of paddy straw being torched by farmers, the Punjab government has laid down strict orders to punish violators and will hold educative meeting with stakeholders~By Vivian FernandesThe Punjab government has shed its complacency and advised district administrations to act against farmers burning paddy stubble in fields, including imposition of fines and denial of loans. Last year, the Akali Dal government had ignored the polluting activity, despite tell-tale signs in fields, as it was facing elections and did not wish to risk aggravating the farming community. Farmers were still recovering from losses caused by the slump in basmati prices and the failure of the cotton crop owing to a devastating attack of whiteflies the previous year.In an order issu

burning man 2017 live stream: watch

Another year, another Burning Man.For those who don't know about Burning Man, well, the event's website describes it best: "Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome."Black Rock City is a place of music, culture, community and more. Whether you're there for the people, the art installations or simply want to bask in the contagious spirit of Burning Man, it's truly a one-of-a-kind experience for all.Burning Man will be running until Sept. 4 in Black Rock City. Tune in to the live stream below. 

pil to stop ravana effigy burning dismissed by sc

Above: A PIL in SC said that burning of Ravana’s effigy is illegal. Photo: UNIAnand Prakash Sharma had filed a PIL with the Supreme Court, asking for the burning of statues/effigies of Ravana to be stopped. The case came up for hearing before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud on Monday (July 10).The PIL said that this burning is unnecessary and illegal. Such action is not written/prescribed in any granth, said the PIL. Ravana had dedicated (his life) towards many things, it said. He was not that bad. No one knows when they started burning the statues of Ravana. Hence this should be stopped.The CJI observed: “This is their own belief. Article 25 (freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion) is there. We cannot i

benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than thought

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated, because gaseous emissions from traditional wood stoves form more particulate matter in the atmosphere than researchers previously thought.
"Previous studies have looked solely at direct emissions from cookstoves," says Andrew Grieshop, an assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at NC State and corresponding author of a paper describing the work. "We've now done a series of experiments to determine what happens to those emissions while they are in the atmosphere."At issue is particulate matter (PM): minute, airborne particles that can contribute to human health problems, such as

burning man 2017: man who ran into fire dies

A Nevada sheriff says the man who ran into the flames at the Burning Man festival’s signature burning ceremony has died.Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen says the man ran through a human-chain of security officers at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2) during the Man Burn event at the counter-culture festival.The sheriff says the man was rescued by firefighters and later died at the UC Davis hospital burn center in California.About 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Reno.The nine-day event culminates with the burning of a towering 40-foot effigy made of wood. Attendees have tried to run into the flames as a symbol of rebirth.Festival organizers didn’t immediately respond when asked for comment.The

photos from burning man 2017

Each year, participants in the Burning Man Festival travel to the playa of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city—a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more.

burning man's temple burn will continue despite death

Burning Man organizers say they still plan to hold the Nevada festival's famed temple burning even after the death of a man who ran into the flames of its signature Man Burn event.Authorities are investigating the death of 41-year-old Aaron Joel Mitchell, who broke through a security perimeter Saturday night to reach the fire.Mitchell died Sunday morning at the UC Davis hospital burn center in California.Burning Man organizers said in a statement that they had cancelled burns through noon Sunday, but would go ahead with the 8 p.m. temple burn, which signals the end of the nine-day festival.Organizers are also offering emotional support counseling at the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert.

modi's policies burning kashmir: rahul gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today charged that the Narendra Modi government's policies are "burning" Jammu and Kashmir and flayed any attempt for third party intervention to resolve the issue, saying "Kashmir is India".Kashmir has been facing unrest ever since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces last year."I have been saying this for a long time that Modi's and the NDA's policies are burning Jammu and Kashmir," he told reporters outside Parliament."It is being said there should be discussion on Kashmir with China and Pakistan but my opinion is that Kashmir is India and India is Kashmir and this is our internal matter... our internal business and no one should interfere in it," he said.Reacting to China's offer of playing a "const

24 effective home remedies for burning sensation on skin

Our skin has its own way of talking to us. It expresses itself and its discomforts mostly through allergies, break-outs, boils, and reactions. One of those reactions of the skin is the burning sensation, which often becomes insufferable.What is a Burning Sensation?Inflammation is a way the body adopts to prevent further tissue damage. It can be defined as a short-lived mechanism marked by redness, swelling and pain. In most cases, such physiological effects are ensued by the release of provocative or poisonous chemicals around the affected area.CausesDrugs and Toxins – Burning sensation caused on the skin due to drugs and toxins are called dermatitis medicamentosa or drug eruptions. Some drugs may carry illicit particles or poisonous substances that irritates the nerves and the skin feels

fire burning out of control near michelago

A grass fire burning out of control near Michelago has burnt 60 hectares, but is not directly threatening properties in the area. The NSW Rural Fire Service has sent 14 crews to fight the blaze burning in lovegrass south of Canberra. 
The NSW Rural Fire Service has sent 14 crews to fight the blaze near Michelago.
 Photo: Elesa KurtzIt hopes to have the fire under control this evening, when wind is expected to calm. The fire is moving in a westerly direction. 

nbl blitz 2017: a burning question for every nbl club heading into the new seaso

The NBL Blitz pre-season tournament tips off at Traralgon Sports Stadium on Thursday night when Melbourne United take on Illawarra Hawks. Roy Ward has a burning question for each club.

presstv-oregon wildfire ravages communities

A wildfire outside Portland, Oregon, forced hundreds of local residents to evacuate on Tuesday as it ravaged the picturesque Columbia River Gorge and sent burning embers raining on communities miles away.The so-called Eagle Creek Fire, which has burned 10,000 acres since it broke out on Saturday, has torn through timber in the gorge, destroying landmarks in one of the Pacific Northwest's most prized natural areas, officials said.The blaze was one of 81 large fires burning in the United States on Tuesday, with more than 28 burning in Montana and nearly 20 in Oregon, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The blazes over the last several days have created unhealthy air conditions in some areas.

boulder county deputies honored for saving woman, late husband's ashes from burn

Two Boulder County sheriff's deputies were honored with the Life Saving Medal for saving an elderly woman and the ashes of her late husband from a car fire in Broomfield.Deputies Mike Anastos and Garrett Pacotti -- who are assigned to the Boulder County Jail -- were transporting an inmate to Broomfield when they saw a head-on car crash on April 27. The collision trapped an elderly woman inside one of the cars, which also caught fire.Anastos and Pacotti called for help and then went to free the woman."They ran to the burning vehicle, and forced the car door open to free the trapped and injured woman, who would not have been able to exit the burning car on her own," the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "Any delay in freeing her from the burning vehicle likely would have r


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The School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer position to begin in August 2017. The School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering is one of the three schools in the College of Engineering at UGA, which is one of the newest engineering coll...
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to fix india's burning issue: turn unwanted straw into bio-energy pellets

Robert Berry & Sudhakar Sagi | The Conversation  April 30, 2017 Last Updated at 10:40 IST

key plant species may be important for supporting wildflower pollinators

Increased agricultural production has likely led to loss, fragmentation, and degradation of flower-rich habitats for pollinators. To counteract these negative effects of modern agricultural practices, efforts to maintain and restore diverse plants in agricultural landscapes—called agri-environmental schemes (AES)—have been implemented in numerous European countries.

firefighters battle blaze burning through pylaia pine forest | news

Firefighters were on Wednesday battling to contain a wildfire burning through a pine forest in Pylaia, in the municipality of Feres, northwestern Greece.About 60 firefighters with 23 fire engines, one water-dropping helicopters and two fire-fighting planes were tackling the blaze, which broke out late Tuesday.No homes were being threatened by the flames, the fire service said.

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- Sur les 70 000 fêtards qui vont parfois un peu trop loin, le sheriff local en a arrêté une cinquantaine l'année dernière, dont les trois quarts pour des problèmes de drogue. Le cannabis, drogue la plus saisie, a beau être devenu légal cette année dans le Nevada, sa consommation doit se faire en privé, préviennent les organisateurs, qui tiennent à ce que Burning Man reste une fête responsable.REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

to bury or burn: cbse question sparks row

A question in the Biology paper of Class XII board examination asking students to justify as to why “burying” should be promoted over “burning” to protect the environment from air pollution landed the CBSE in a soup on Wednesday.“Public all over India is very much concerned about the deteriorating air quality in large parts of India. Alarmed by this situation the residents welfare association of your locality organised an awareness programme entitled (sic) ‘Bury, not burn.’ They invited you being a biology student to participate. How would you justify your arguments that promote burying and discourage burning? Give two reasons,” the question stated.Though the question did not specifically mention if it was about burial or cremation of humans, use of phrases like “bury, not burn,” in the qu

guj hc commutes death sentence for 11 in godhra train burning

Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted death sentence of 11 convicted for burning of S6 coach of Sabarmati Express near Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002, leading to ghastly deaths of 59 persons, to life sentence.The train burning had triggered massive communal riots across the state of Gujarat, leading to deaths of another about 1000 people. The incident also changed the narrative of polity in Gujarat and the country going forward.A total of 130 persons were accused, of which 94 persons stood trial on charges of murder and conspiracy. Of these 63 were acquitted by special court in 2011. The special court had pronounced life sentence for 20 and death sentence for 11 persons. This was challenged in the Gujarat High Court, which heard the petition and kept its sentence reserved for

foolball will bring rag doll physics to medieval times

In Foolball, you’ll have two gladiators battling until their king is pleased. Of course, they use the king’s jester, the fool, as a ball in an all-out game of trying to score by getting the foolball through burning rings.The challenge, of course, is that you can’t really control the gladiators’ arms or legs. You just move them from side to side, counting on your mastery of physics to get the foolball through the burning rings. It looks like an absolute blast, medieval-style.

what the controlled chaos of burning man reveals about cities

Every year, for the past 26 years, something truly remarkable happens: an entire city appears out of the desert. I’m speaking, of course, of Black Rock City, in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, erected for the quasi-ritualistic celebration of art, radical inclusion, and free-to-be-you-and-me-ness known as Burning Man.Burners will come home raving about barter system and the impromptu wedding they attended in not much more than goggles, but the festival's most impressive feat may be this infrastructural coup. In a moment when the powers at be can't even fund the country’s shambling roads and bridges, the 2,000 organizers and volunteers who run Burning Man put together—and then take apart—a 70,000-person city in the space of two months. (That figure does not include emergency workers, government

gambling giants agree to slash number of ads, but tv stations aren't happy

Momentum is building for a federal government crackdown on television betting ads, with the country's biggest gambling companies backing restrictions on the number of commercials they can broadcast. But the push is facing resistance from TV broadcasters, who increasingly rely on gambling advertising for revenue and claim the only winners from fewer television ads would be overseas-owned Facebook and Google.'It causes spasms in my family's lungs.'Video duration00:38Previous slideNext slideVideo duration01:27Is Nick Xenophon on a winner?Is Nick Xenophon on a winner?The South Australian senator may support media law changes in exchange for government reform of sports betting advertising.'It causes spasms in my family's lungs.'Video duration00:38Video duration00:38'It causes spasms in my famil

где, как и в чем лена перминова отметила 31-летие

05.09.2017С 28 августа по 4 сентября в пустыне Блэк-Рок в американском штате Невада проходил фестиваль современной культуры Burning Man, на котором побывали некоторые знаменитости. Среди присутствующих на необычном мероприятии звезд была замечена и Лена Перминова с сестрой Александрой Кириенко и гражданским супругом Александром Лебедевым. Ежедневно 31-летняя it-girl публиковала в Инстаграме снимки в весьма провокационных нарядах и не обращала внимания на критику, обрушившуюся на нее со стороны фолловеров.Лена Перминова отметила день рождения в пустыне на фестивале Burning Man
1 сентября Лене Перминовой исполнился 31 год. Свой день рождения модель решила отметить необычным образом: она отправилась на фестиваль Burning Man в американскую пустыню и незабываемо провела там время в компании р

zac efron lived ‘every girl’s dream’ when hugh jackman carried him out of a burn

If you thought the set of Hollywood's next movie musical, The Greatest Showman, was all circus magic and family fun, think again. Last month, a staged fire got out of control on the set of the star-studded movie. Luckily, stars Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron had already wrapped the precarious scene when the set piece went up in flames. The scene in question called for Jackman's character, legendary showman P.T. Barnum, to carry his assistant Phillip (Efron) out of a burning house. According to Efron, he had no idea how intense the flames actually were until he watched the scene on playback. "It started to get late, and some of the pyrotechnics got a little bit too hot," Efron told MTV's Josh Horowitz at CinemaCon on Tuesday (March 28). "We burst out of the building. It looked great on camera.

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