Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 16 Sep 2015 07:40:59 UTC
  • 16 Sep 2015 15:41:00 near epicenter
  • 16 Sep 2015 11:40:59 standard time in your timezone
Location1.852N 126.380E
Depth52 km
  • 140 km (86 mi) ENE of Bitung, Indonesia
  • 161 km (99 mi) NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia
  • 162 km (100 mi) NW of Ternate, Indonesia
  • 174 km (107 mi) ENE of Tondano, Indonesia
  • 1084 km (672 mi) SW of Koror Town, Palau

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#4: Tamil Nadu and Haryana girls’ teams remain undefeated

Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 15th September 2015: On the morning of Day 2 at the 32nd Youth National Basketball Championship being held in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, defending champs Tamil Nadu girls remained undefeated with a 56-18 victory against Madhya Pradesh led by Avanthi’s 22 points. Last year’s runners up Kerala girls suffered their second loss of the tournament against last year’s third placed team Karnataka in a close game that ended at 42-37. Snigddha Nair top scored for her team with 17 points. Haryana girls impressed yet again with their second victory, this time against Delhi.
In the boys Level 1 games in the first half of the day, 2014 winners Tamil Nadu remained strong with a 58-47 victory against Chhattisgarh on the basis of a balanced team effort. Runners up of the 2014 tournament, the Kerala boys bounced back with a 55-20 victory against Rajasthan. Punjab continued their winning ways against Maharashtra with a resounding 55-26 victory. Kanwar Gurbaz Singh of Punjab remained consistent, scoring 16 points for his team in this game. The Delhi boys had their first game of the tournament today, in which they faced stiff competition from Madhya Pradesh. Despite a faulty middle period, Delhi outscored Madhya Pradesh in the first and fourth quarters to register a 60-54 victory.
In the second half of Day 2, home team Gujarat girls faced the West Bengal team in front of raucous home support. Former India camper at the U-16 level, Tavleen Kaur Bhandal led from the front for the Gujarat team and top scored with 14 points. But her effort was in vain as West Bengal ran away with the game, thanks to the play of Paramita Ghosh, who scored 28 points.
In the other games, Karnataka boys registered their second victory with a 54-29 victory against Puducherry. Goa girls won their opening game against Bihar, while Andhra Pradesh boys defeated neighbours Telangana.
Results from Day 2 up to 7:30 p.m.
Level 1:
Group A:
Maharashtra (Rutuja Pawar 11, Siddhi Kothavade 8, Aditi K. 6) bt Andhra Pradesh 37-7(20-2, 2-0, 7-0, 8-5)
Tamil Nadu (Avanthi 22, Darshini 8, Ishwarya J. 7) bt Madhya Pradesh (Divyani 7, Rhea 5, Shivani 4) 56-18 (15-7, 19-2, 8-4, 16-5)
Group B:
Karnataka (Snigddha 17, Sandhya 12, Chandana 6) bt Kerala (Sreekala 8, Adhika N.P. 4) 42-37 (8-10, 13-10, 12-5, 9-12)
Haryana (Meena 12, Meenu 9, Bharti 7) bt Delhi (Shubham Ohlan 9, Bharti Gupta 9) 37-31 (5-13, 9-8, 11-5, 12-5)
Level 2:
Group C:
Uttar Pradesh (Mansi Prajapati 13, Stuti Pandey 6, Pratibha Singh 6) bt Jammu and Kashmir 43-6 (15-2, 12-4, 12-0, 4-0)
Group D:
West Bengal (Paramita Ghosh 28, Neha Singh 10) bt Gujarat (Tavleen Kaur Bhandal 14, Ria Dubey 9) 56-29 (10-10, 26-13, 10-2, 10-4)
Group E:
Telangana (Arya 7, Nidhi 5, Bhavana 5) bt Rajasthan (Himanshi Sharma 7, Usha Acharaj 4) 36-15 (9-3, 10-4, 14-8, 3-0)
Group F:
Goa (Amisha L. 12, Michelle 11, Rachel 7) bt Bihar (Puja Kumari 6, Shilpa R. 4) 38-10 (7-4, 7-0, 11-4, 8-2)
Level 1:
Group A:
Tamil Nadu (K. Ajit 14, R. Pranesh 12, P. Baladhaneshwar 10) bt Chhattisgarh (Sarvesh 11, Gajendra 11) 58-47 (10-10, 16-10, 12-14, 20-13)
Delhi (Manik 18, Hansraj 13, Sorav 12) bt Madhya Pradesh (Harsh Wardhan 19, Manoj 14, Vicky 7) 60-54 (23-10, 6-15, 13-15, 18-14)
Group B:
Kerala (Shevas 12, Abhi 10) bt Rajasthan (Akash 8, Aman 6) 55-20 (19-8, 17-14, 8-4, 11-4)
Punjab (Kanwar Gurbaz Singh 16, Sahil 13, Abhi Kumar 12) bt Maharashtra (Sameer Qureshi 18) 55-26 (16-7, 7-9, 19-6, 13-4)
Level 2:
Group C:
Karnataka (Pavan 10, Pratyanshu 10) bt Puducherry (Gurumurthy 10, Saihiyavanan 8)54-29 (14-4, 20-6, 4-10, 16-9)
Group D:
Andhra Pradesh (Nagadurga Prasad 22, Veera Babu M.L. 6) bt Telangana (Akash Mallepulla 10) 43-14 (16-8, 9-4, 16-2, 2-0)

About 32nd Youth National Basketball Championship

The 32nd Youth National Basketball Championship is being conducted in Bhavnagar, Gujarat from 14th to 20th September 2015 by the Gujarat State Basketball Association in association with the Bhavnagar District Basketball Association and the Youngsters Basketball Club, Bhavnagar under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India.
The tournament shall see the participation of 43 teams from different states, which includes and 22 teams in the boys’ category and 21 teams in the girls’ category, in the ‘16 and under’ age group. Last year’s Youth National Championship was held in Chandigarh. The winners of the 2014 version were Tamil Nadu, in both the boys’ and girls’ categories, while the first runners up position was secured by the boys’ and girls’ teams from Kerala. The third place winner in the boys’ category last year was the team from Haryana. In the girls’ category, the third place winner last year was Karnataka.
This year’s tournament is being held on two outdoor courts at Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University. KARP Impex Group, involved in the business of diamond polishing, crafting and sale and based out of Surat, Gujarat, is the title sponsor for the event. Other sponsors include Sports Authority of Gujarat, Sheetal Group, Acrysil Limited, Madhu Silica, HVK, Rudra TMX, Mono TMT Bar, Leela Worldwide, Maruti Metal Industries, Priya Blue Industries Private Limited, Navyug Pharma Chemical Private Limited, NBM – Iron and Steel Trading Private Limited and Kiran Diamonds.

About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honour of Arjuna Awards. Earlier in June 2015, 19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by becoming the first Indian national to be drafted by an NBA team, when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks. More information at
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GAIL’s Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline Project connects Barauni in Bihar

15 September 2015, Barauni; Pipeline welding of 12 inch pipeline connecting HFCL Barauni to IOCL Barauni commenced today at Barauni, marking the first phase implementation of GAIL (India) Limited’s  Jagdishpur- Haldia Pipeline, the green project of Government of India.
The phase –I of pipeline project consists of laying of trunk pipeline from Phulpur (Allahabad) to Dobhi (Gaya) for a length of 341km  and spur pipeline connectivity to Barauni and Patna from Dobhi for a length of 228 km.
This gas network will supply fuel to major industries such as the Barauni Refinery and the Barauni fertilizer plant, which will be revived to its full glory, besides power and steel plants.
The pipeline will also help in setting up of City Gas Networks in major cities of Bihar including capital Patna. Thus, residents can enjoy the convenience of environment friendly piped natural gas (PNG) that directly reaches kitchens through pipelines and the economical compressed natural gas (CNG) for vehicles.
An investment of over Rs. 2300 crore is expected to be made in Bihar on this project

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Global Consumption Trends Break New Records
Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs exposes latest global peaks of production and consumption, as well as associated impacts
Washington, D.C.—- From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with underappreciated social and environmental costs (
Drawing on a wide range of sources, Vital Signs shows trends related to today’s often record-breaking levels of consumption by providing data and concise analyses of significant global trends in food and agriculture, population and society, and energy and climate.
“Consumers often do not know the full footprint of the products they are buying, such as the embedded water in a t-shirt or steak, the pesticide exposure of cotton farmers, or the local devastation caused by timber companies cutting down forests to produce paper,” says Michael Renner, Vital Signs Project Director.
The 24 trends tracked in Vital Signs illustrate these and other consequences of consumption on a scale never before experienced on Earth. With a global population of over 7 billion and growing, the need to preserve ecosystems is undeniable. Yet, for many products, the growth of consumption is reaching new levels:
  • Global meat production has more than quadrupled in the last half century to over 308 million tons in 2013, bringing with it considerable environmental and health costs due to its large-scale draw on water, feedgrains, antibiotics, and grazing land.
  • Coffee production has doubled since the early 1960s. However, an estimated 25 million coffee growers worldwide are at the mercy of extreme price volatility.
  • For more than 50 years, global plastic production has continued to rise, with 299 million tons of plastics produced in 2013 alone. Recycling rates remain low, however, and the majority of plastics end up in landfills and oceans-polluting ecosystems, entangling wildlife, and blighting communities.
  • The world’s fleet of automobiles now surpasses 1 billion, with each vehicle contributing greenhouse gases and reducing air quality.
Vital Signs, Volume 22 presents these and other global trends and analyses of our planet and civilization. The book uses straightforward language and easy-to-read graphs to present each indicator. Vital Signs is created as a guide to inform governments, businesses, teachers, and concerned citizens everywhere to make thechanges needed to build a sustainable world.
“Untrammeled consumerism lies at the heart of many of these challenges,” writes Renner. “As various articles in this edition of Vital Signs show, consumption choices matter greatly.”
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