Multiple small earthquakes rattle San Diego desert

first_imgMultiple small earthquakes rattle San Diego desert Posted: May 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, May 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom OCOTILLO WELLS (KUSI) — Four small earthquakes were reported in Ocotillo Wells Saturday night, according to the USGS.The four earthquakes, ranging between magnitudes of 3.1 to 3.5, struck between 5:28 and 5:48 p.m. near the U.S.- Mexico border.No injuries or damage were initially reported. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

Grab ecofriendly flags this IDay

first_imgWith the ban on plastic in the national Capital, the manufacturers of Tricolour have created eco-friendly flags in order to celebrate the country’s Independence responsibly. According to traders at Sadar Bazar, the business of small flags is at an all time high as people love to display them on Independence Day.“These flags are made of paper and a layer of varnish has been applied to ensure its shine. These flags can be easily decomposed in soil in a couple of days,” said Chaman Gupta, a flag manufacturer at Sadar Bazar. The flags will fully decompose in soil in two to four days, he said. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIUsing Tricolour, the manufacturers have created over hundred items like bands, caps, pens, cross flags, T-shirts, badges, map of India, medal, pen stand, watch and Angrakha.“This year we have seen a big jump in demand. People have realised the importance of the national flag and proudly display it publicly,” added Gupta.“It has now taken the form of fashion. The business this time has increased manifold.  Vendors and shopkeepers earn handsome profits. Besides, we get bulk orders from government offices, schools, children and RWAs for these flags to hold Independence Day functions,” said Anil Gupta, another manufacturer in the area.It is pertinent to mention that the central government had imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of plastic national flags as they pollute the environment and sometimes found under the feet of pedestrians.last_img read more

CMCH nursing staff urge chief to rid campus of canine menace

first_imgKolkata: Some nursing staffers of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) have written to the medical superintendent of the hospital urging him to address the dog menace in various wards.This comes barely two weeks after the NRS Medical College and Hospital incident in which 16 puppies were brutally murdered sparking outrage across the state. It was learnt that the nurses from CMCH have requested the hospital authorities to take steps ensuring that the dogs do not enter the wards in the hospital. It has been alleged that the dogs are often found inside the departments causing a nuisance and becomes difficult for the nurses and other staff members to handle. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedNRS Medical College and Hospital issue has given impetus to anti-dog drives in other government-run hospitals as employees have called for campuses free from cats and dogs. One Surajit Malakar, a relative of a patient admitted to CMCH said on Sunday that the surgery ward of the hospital is often filled with dogs. They roam freely inside the ward and sometimes bite the blood pouches of the patients. There had been instances where dogs had snapped the catheters of several patients. A catheter is a tube that is inserted into the body of a patient. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to sources in the hospital, most of these incidents occur at the surgery ward of the hospital. The patients are often scared of the dogs. It was learnt that after apprehending the gravity of the situation, the hospital authorities have urged the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to conduct sterilisation and vaccination of the dogs. KMC has already started the process of sterlisation of dogs in several state-run hospitals. In a similar move, a female staffer of NRS Medical College and Hospital has written to the authorities seeking permission to relocate over 130 cats roaming freely inside various wards of the hospital. The killing of 16 puppies at NRS campus created a flutter and two nursing students who were allegedly involved in the incident remain suspended for two by the Health department.last_img read more

Make your evening snack healthy

first_imgIn todays fast-paced world and lifestyle, snacking has become an integral part of the daily diet. But most snacks consumed today skew toward prepackaged and processed foods, that only add calories, but very little of anything else hence it is important to provide healthy yet tasty alternatives that is changing the quick snack culture in India. Experts list reason on how to make evening snack delicious as well as healthy. Opt for Makhana (Fox nut). Makhana is easy on the body and provides a wholesome alternative to unhealthy binging. They also known as a great guilt free snack around the world. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith properties such as low in cholesterol, fat and sodium, they make for an ideal snack to satiate those in-between meal hunger pangs.They are beneficial to those suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases and obesity due to their high magnesium and low sodium content. Besides this, makhana acts as an anti-oxidant, very light and good for digestion. While it is roasted in Olive oil, its mild flavour makes them a perfect everyday snack for all age groups. For the older audience, it is the perfect choice as an anti-ageing enzyme in these seeds are said to help repair damaged proteins. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWith the idea of catering to all Indian taste buds and all sections of the society, manufacturers are now introducing interesting flavors which are adaptable to the Indian palettes. The aware and health conscious Indian audience has now definitely started using Makhanas as a substitute to Popcorn. evening or late night snacking.One can also try other variants of snacks.Nuts: Nuts are nature’s way of showing us that good things come in small packages. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Almonds: These are highly nutritional nuts rich in Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron amongst many others. Besides being great in taste, eating almonds boosts brain health, greatly effects weight loss, lowers your cholesterol and reduces you hunger, hence, lowering your overall calorie intake.Walnuts: Walnuts are most often eaten on their own as a snack. However, they can be added to salads, pastas, desserts, breakfast cereals, soups and baked goods as well. They’re often referred to as “brain food”.Berries: They are sweet superfruits with an unending list of benefits.Blueberries: Sweet in flavor, these berries are succulent and nutritious. They are the King of antioxidant foods, boost immunity, manage diabetes and help prevent cancer. Raw or dried, you can add either to your breakfast cereal/ smoothie or just sprinkle some over your garden salad and you’re good to go.Cranberries: These little red berries are a delectable, popular and healthful food. They not only help guard against UTIs, heart disease, types of cancer, and the flu, but benefits oral health too. You can eat them in their raw state, but if the zesty flavor of fresh berries is not your thing, you can go for readily available jams or dried cranberries.Pumpkin seeds: Eat them raw, or roast them in the oven. Either way, these wholesome powerhouses are a formidable source of B vitamins, magnesium, iron and protein. They go great with your evening tea and considering their size, are an effective snack on-the-go!Flax seeds: When it comes to nutritional goodness, flaxseeds are full of it. Get creative and add them to your daily parfaits, yogurts, salads, smoothies or morning cereals. Nutritionists recommend a tablespoon of flaxseeds a day (which only contain approx 55 calories).last_img read more