India is home to 22 national languages, but around 1.3 million people cannot hear them, says the Census 2011. In contrasting numbers, India’s National Association for Deaf claims the number to be 18 million. Despite the staggering numbers, India has a long road ahead in creating an enabling and supportive environment for the differently-abled. While there does exist an official Indian Sign Language (ISL), its awareness among schools for the deaf is not very appealing. According to reports, India has only 700 schools for the deaf that teach sign language, and unlike Hindi and English, it is not written. This means, the deaf people will have to become well-versed in languages they have never heard or spoken of to understand the sign language. Take part in ETRise Top MSMEs, India's definitive ranking for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises According to Janhavi Joshi, a graduate from Pune’s MIT School of Design, on numerous occasions sign language is banned in schools to … [Read more...] about Bleetech runs a TV channel for the deaf
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Jones and Kau are in no way anti-science. He’s a cofounder of the Web hosting company Dream Host, and she has a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard, though she left the field to open a flower business. For them, home birth seemed like a luxury, a way to bring their baby into the world in a comfortable, calm environment. Jones compared it to choosing Whole Foods instead of Safeway, something rich people do that may or may not be better but is certainly no worse. Should something go wrong, they figured, they lived just 10 blocks from Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, one of the best hospitals in Los Angeles. They found two midwives, both licensed by the state of California. … [Read more...] about Home Birth: Increasingly Popular, But Dangerous
Over the course of 95 minutes, I laugh, I get angry, punch things, jump, lift, sweat, meditate, stretch and cry. I’m at a new studio in Manchester called Hero Training, which claims to be ‘Britain’s first truly integrated health club’. We kick off with a 35-minute circuit class involving slam balls, kettlebells, jump training, battle ropes and boxing drills. We wear heartrate monitors and see our training zone and recovery times on a screen. I am at the end of an acrimonious divorce, and going to boxing classes has helped me release my pentup anger and aggression. … [Read more...] about It’s no longer enough to turn up to Legs, Bums and Tums – In 2020 you can see a therapist while you’re working out: New breed of gym that trains your muscles and your mind!
The evolution of the vocal organ may give insights into other anatomical avian features. For instance, the development of complex mating systems is usually associated with increases in brain size in other vertebrates, including humans, the researchers said in the study. It's possible that birds brains evolved as birds began to use feathers and later birdsong for sexual selection, the researchers said. … [Read more...] about Oldest Known Avian ‘Squawk Box’ Helped Ancient Bird Quack
Burke's class loyalty or typecasting cannot be doubted, yet at only 32 she has also demonstrated range as an actress since her debut in Mai Zetterling's movie Scrubbers in 1982: from her cabaret act as darts fan Tina Bishop to a semi-feral, naked peasant in Mr Wroe's Virgins on television. On stage, she has been in Mike Leigh's It's A Great Big Shame at Stratford East ('Amazing' M Coveney, the Observer), in a touring production of Moliere's The Hypochondriac ('Bollocks, a terrible, terrible production' K. Burke) and in Amongst the Barbarians at Hampstead, later recreating her role as a drug trafficker's dysfunctional sister for television. And, of course, she is Magna, Patsy's boss in Absolutely Fabulous. She has directed Jonathan Harvey's Boom-Bang-a-Bang at the Bush and written a play of her own, a black comedy called Mr Thomas, at the Old Red Lion. … [Read more...] about Meet the romantic lead in the new Merchant- Ivory film. (Just kidding)
Sexy Joaquin's not a victim U.S. TV host Wendy Williams has been forced to apologise after saying she found Joker star Joaquin Phoenix ‘oddly attractive’ due to the scar on his upper lip, caused by a cleft palate. … [Read more...] about AMANDA PLATELL: Just squash Ant McPartlin under your foot, Lisa – and forget him!
“We understood that we are talking about solving an environmental crisis, which is not any individual’s responsibility. So, we have been looking for partners who are really conscious about the environment and, fortunately, we found Volvo. With them, we figured out a way to have the maximum impact from technology and that was through children,” said Debayan Saha, Co-founder, Persepian Innovations. … [Read more...] about Coming up: On-the-go air purifiers for school buses in your city
If any new cases of the kind are found in other cities, the authorities should report them immediately, and carry out the same actions. So long as the authorities are transparent about any infections, proper preventive measures can be taken to prevent an epidemic. … [Read more...] about Transparency can check spread of virus: China Daily editorial
At one point he echoes another Nobel Prize speech, when he says, “I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the ‘isness’ of man’s present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal ‘oughtness’ that forever confronts him. I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.” … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece