ATT makes it harder for spam callers to reach you

first_img AT&T 5G network has some of the fastest speeds we’ve… 7 13 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Tags Share your voicecenter_img AT&T FCC Comments 9:40 Mobile Save me from robocalls, please. Angela Lang/CNET AT&T is now making its Call Protect fraud caller blocking service a default for its new mobile customers.If you’re an existing customer, don’t worry: The company says it’ll make this feature the default for you, too, in the coming months.AT&T said Tuesday it was able to make this change thanks to a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission last month that lets US carriers “aggressively block” unwanted robocalls, allowing them to turn on blocking features by default instead of as an opt-in service.This work comes amid growing a uproar from the federal government and customers over spam calls. The FCC has said that frustration has made robocalls the No. 1 complaint it receives from consumers, amounting to hundreds of thousands of grievances filed every year. The number of unwanted robocalls skyrocketed 46% from 2017 to 2018, according to caller ID service Hiya.For any existing AT&T customers interested in using Call Protect now, you can download the service as an app or turn it on through your MyAT&T account. The company has already rolled out a suspected spam caller alert for existing customers, too, and says it plans to add more tools to fight robocalls in the coming months.last_img read more

Chandrayaan2 Watch a replay of India launching mission to moons south pole

first_img 35 Photos #ScienceGoalsAll three of ISRO’s robotic explorers have different lifespans and will be looking to achieve key science goals in their limited time exploring the moon. Chief among these goals is the ability to understand the composition of the moon, allowing for a deeper understanding of its origin and its evolution.There are 12 payloads on board, with five on both the orbiter and lander and two on the rover. The lander will only operate for a single lunar day (two weeks on Earth). NASA is also hitching a ride on the lunar lander with a laser retroreflector, a device that can help measure the distance between the Earth and Moon.The orbiter will operate for a year in a circular orbit around the poles and carries radar and spectrometers that will enable study of the moon’s surface and exosphere. Predominantly, these instruments should enable a greater understanding of the moon’s water ice deposits. A mapping camera will also provide a 3D map of the terrain.The Pragyan rover, powered by the sun and AI, will cross the lunar surface at the blistering pace of 1 centimeter per second carrying instruments that can assess the molecules present on the moon. Share your voice Comments The GSLV-MkIII launches from Sriharikota in 2017. For the Chandrayaan-2 mission, it will launch a suite of robots to the moon’s south pole. Arun Sanker/AFP/Getty Images India’s exploration mission to the moon shot off to a successful start early Monday. The Chandrayaan-2 mission, aiming to put robots at the lunar south pole for the first time, suffered several delays leading up to lift-off, but finally went off without a hitch. It was originally scheduled for July 14 but the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) postponed the departure less than an hour before launch due to a “technical snag.” The landmark mission departed from India’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, north of Chennai, at 2:43 a.m. PT (5:43 a.m. ET), Monday July 22. Unlike the Apollo 11 mission, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this week, India’s mission doesn’t involve human astronauts. Rather, Chandrayaan-2 is carrying three lunar exploration robots that will be able to survey the moon from both the surface and the sky.The payload of Chandrayaan-2 consists of a lunar orbiter, a lunar lander and a lunar rover and will be launched atop the ISRO-developed GSLV Mk-III rocket. That rocket is about half as powerful as the SpaceX Falcon 9 and will put Chandrayaan-2 into what’s known as an “Earth parking orbit” before the module uses its own power to extend that orbit and eventually position itself for a lunar rendezvous.How to watch the Chandrayaan-2 launchDon’t worry if you didn’t manage to tune in to watch the historic launch live — replays are available. ISRO handled livestreaming duties across its social media pages, which means you can relive the event at the ISRO Twitter or check out the agency’s Facebook page. The agency’s YouTube channel also covered the event. Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan broadcast the launch live and you can watch that stream below (lift-off happens around 38 minutes in): Tags Why is this mission called Chandrayaan-2?This is the sequel to Chandrayaan-1, an ISRO mission that launched 11 years ago featuring only a lunar orbiter. That orbiter reached the moon on Nov. 8, 2008, and then fired an impacter that struck the south pole. The material ejected from below the surface allowed ISRO to detect lunar water ice — a valuable resource that could enable future exploration. Chandrayaan-2 will look to build on this monumental discovery from the ground.When will Chandrayaan-2 reach the moon?Provided Chandrayaan-2 launches on time, it’s expected to reach the moon on Sept. 6, 2019. If it can achieve the difficult feat of landing on the surface, India will become just the fourth nation to complete a soft landing in history, following the US, Russia and China, which has the Chang’e 4 rover operating on the far side of the moon.The lander and rover are headed for the lunar south pole, exploring a scientifically important region that has been shown to contain water ice. The lunar lander, known as Vikram, and a rover, known as Pragyan, will set up shop in the south, unlike any previous mission to the moon. The proposed landing spot is between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N.A video of all the moon landing sites — and Chandrayaan-2’s proposed finishing spot — is below:center_img Apollo 11 moon landing: Neil Armstrong’s defining moment Published July 10Update, July 14: ISRO announce launch called offUpdate, July 18: ISRO announce new launch dateUpdate, July 22: ISRO livestreaming details for second attemptUpdate, July 22: Added details of successful lift-off Sci-Tech 2 Spacelast_img read more

Dhakas air reaches hazardous level

first_imgWomen carrying children cross crossing a road in a cloud of dust at Postogola, Dhaka. Photo: Hasan RajaPresence of heavy metal particles in Dhaka’s air has exceeded the level even many polluted cities have experienced, seriously affecting public health, especially the children, in recent times.Metals such as lead, cadmium, zinc, chromium, nickel, arsenic, manganese, and copper that can cause fatal diseases like cancer were found in alarming proportion in the Dhaka city’s air, according to two studies carried out in December 2018 and January 2019.Dust in Dhaka city contained 200 times higher than generally acceptable level of cadmium, supposed to be present in the soil, revealed the study reports published in Science of the Total Environment and Environmental Science and Population Research this month.Lead and nickel were found to have been more than double in Dhaka’s air. The researchers further detected arsenic in an alarming proportion in the city air.These particulate matters, researchers say, are so fine that they can easily come in contact with skin and enter human body through foods and drinks.”The amount of very fine particles has increased greatly in Dhaka city and it is higher than what many countries have seen,” Abdus Salam, a key researcher and professor of chemistry department at Dhaka University, told Prothom Alo.The particles found in Dhaka’s air are not normal dust, and can float in the air if there is no rain, he pointed out, adding that they affect human health.The DU chemistry department, in association with Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and University of Iowa, USA, conducted the two studies.Air pollution, a new threatProfessor Salam, who has been working on air pollution for two decades, and Md Shafiur Rahman, chief scientific officer at the BAEC, led the study on health issues caused by heavy metal in the dust of Dhaka roads.They collected samples from 88 roads of 22 areas in the city in January 2017. This included 300 grammes of dust from the roads, footpaths, and from the soil around the ditches in the areas that were chosen on a random selection basis. The samples were later analysed at the BAEC laboratory.There was heavy metal in almost all the 88 areas, said the study. Among these, the highest level of metal including cadmium, led, nickel, arsenic, copper, chromium, was found in GPO area.Emissions from the vehicles often stranded in traffic congesion as well as from various factories in the city were blamed for the air pollution.The studey said the level of cadmium in GPO, Bangabhaban and Rampura TV station areas was around 200 times higher than normal one. Though the presence of lead was slightly lower in these areas, arsenic and nickel were high.There is a good number of vehicles that operate in different routes in the city use nickel and cadmium batteries, the study confirmed. The researchers added, many factories producing hybrid metal and plates along with enamel, plastic and glass also use cadmium for pigments.The researchers also confirmed high level of chromium presence in the dust around the BFDC rail crossing area in Karwan Bazar, Banglamotor and GPO areas.Metal found in these areas are three times heavier than normal level. Tanneries and dying factories sprung across Dhaka and its outskirts are the source of this high chromium, said the study reports.Level of zinc is the highest in area from Farmgate to Manik Miah Avenue, from Asad Gate to Kalyanpur and from Mahakhali to Tejgaon Industrial Area. Zinc was high across all the areas covered by the research.Air pollutionA tree with dust covers foliage at Shukrabad, Dhaka. Photo: Zahidul KarimProfessor Abdus Salam and Mohammad Sohel, chemistry professor of Iowa University in the US, conducted a joint research on the level of particulate matters and gas substances indoor. Five residential areas of Dhaka were selected.The research team detected presence of lead, zinc and nickel in the particulate matters in the air indoor. Smokes of vehicles, factories that operate relentlessly and construction works were found to be responsible.The paint on the wall is also said to be another source of lead for indoor pollution.Air samples were collected between August to October in 2017 from the houses of 25 residents at five households. The areas included Mirpur, Khilkhet, Rampura, Dolairpar, and Tongi. The buildings were built between one and 24 years. The buildings were one to six storied.The density of the particulate matters including PM1, PM2, PM2.5 and PM10 was higher than the ratio declared as safe by the World Health Organisation.The study says harmful particles enter human body reducing the strength of the lungs.More than 40 per cent (42 per cent to be specific) of the contaminated outside air also enter the houses, affecting the residents. Detergents and the polluted air from kitchen and toilet contribute to deteriorating the condition.The highest level of particles was found in Khilkhet houses, were followed by Dolairpar and Rampura houses.The minimum particulate matters were found in Mirpur. But, during the study, it rained there regularly helping the particulate matters to dissolve.Three other areas had no rain then and the researcehrs concluded that the condition of Mirpur was not properly reflected in the study.The level of heavy metal in the air rose when two-stroke auto-rickshaws ran across the city and these transports were eventually banned, said Rakibul Islam, the general secretary of Bangladesh Doctors for Health and Environment, a physicians’ organisation working on health risks caused by environmental pollution in the country.This, he regretted, is a matter of grave concern that such heavy particulate matters have returned to the city air.The number of children affected by these has increased by 50 per cent over the past five years, said Rakibul Islam, adding that particulate matters in the air causes cancer, asthma, nerve problem and other problems.No one to control heavy pollutionThe government’s Department of Environment (DoE), responsible for addressing pollution, is currently running a World Bank-financed project in two phases for 12 years to control air pollution. Some regular tasks are also being carried out, but the air quality is consistently getting worse.The DoE authorities say they have sent letters to the companies involved in construction of building , roads, metro railway and flyover for controlling dust.It sat for talks with the representatives from government and private companies that are implementing such projects, but to no avail. The two city corporations are responsible to sprinkle waters on roads in the city every morning to control the dust. However, that is not being done as widely alleged.Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) or the capital development authority, is responsible to inquire whether or not the builders are taking necessary measures to control the dust. The RAJUK is allegedly not doing the job properly.When asked, DoE director general Sultan Ahmed said, “What we can do is calling on government organisations to take steps to control dusts. But if the responsible agencies do not take any steps, what else can we do?”Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in pollution, said a World Bank report titled “Enhancing Opportunities for Clean and Resilient Growth in Urban Bangladesh: Country Environmental Analysis 2018”. About 80,000 people died in urban areas in 2015.Gloab average rate of death caused by pollution is 16 per cent, whereas it is 28 per cent in Bangladesh.According to the WB report, brick fields are responsible for 58 per cent of the air pollution. And 26 per cent air pollution occurs due to dust on roads and automobile pollution.However, according to the environment department, the three said sectors contributed to only 15 per cent of the pollution five years ago.City planner Nazrul Islam said, “It is sad that minimum environment safety requirements are not followed while building infrastructures and setting up industries in the capital.”“The intensity of pollution proves the government agencies are not doing their job properly,” he continued, “If the pollution control is not seen as an urgency, a big environmental disaster is awaiting us.”Children at risksThe metal particles floating in the air are affecting the children.A group of researchers found children are suffering for shortness in breath and other forms of sickness due to the air pollution.The DU chemistry department last year measured the level of air pollution in 10 educational institutions of the capital. It found four times higher level of harmful particles than the World Health Organisation’s standard by measuring PM-1, PM 2.5 and PM-10 and intense organic compound material on the school premises and around the classrooms.Supervised by professor Abdus Salam, the research team surveyed as many as 250 students from 9 to 10 years of age from educational institutions in Mugda, Kakrail, Fuller Road, Jatrabari, Ahmadbagh, Motijheel, Gulshan, Nilkhet and Khilkhet.The study showed that 16.8 per cent of children were suffering from cough, 6 per cent asthma and 5.6 per cent migraine or headaches. Many children were found to have shortness of breath.Educational institutions located beside the roads are more likely to have harmful particles in the air, the study said.There were harmful gases found in the air at the institutions that are located in the densely populated and traffic-prone areas.*This piece originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossain, Nusrat Nowrin and Farjana Liakatlast_img read more

WiFi signals can see through walls

first_img Explore further More information: Through-Wall Tracking Using Variance-Based Radio Tomography Networks, Joey Wilson, Neal Patwari, arXiv:0909.5417© 2009 PhysOrg.com Image: arXiv:0909.5417. Cognitive radio helps guarantee reachability of emergency services (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers at the University of Utah, USA, have discovered that variations in signal strengths in wireless networks can be used to “see” movements of people on the other side of walls or doors.center_img The scientists, Joey Wilson and Neal Patwari, detected movements by measuring the signal strength of the radio waves between the nodes of wireless network devices. The presence of people moving through the field is registered as a change in signal strength. The space is interrogated by many signals that are picked up by many receivers, and this allows a picture of the movement in the space to be built up. The technique is called variance-based radio tomographic imaging.Wilson and Patwari set up a 34-node network outside a living room in a house to test the system, and were able to detect movements to about three feet through the wall. At present the scientists are only able to detect movements, and are not yet able to generate images, but they are sure this will be possible in the future. They are equally confident they will be able to improve accuracy, even with fewer nodes. They also say that adding GPS to each node would enable it to work out its own location, and this should improve the imaging process.The researchers expect the system to find application in search and rescue operations, such as finding people trapped under collapsed buildings after earthquakes. The scientists envisage emergency workers using Wi-Fi radio technologies to install a network of sensors around an emergency area to detect the presence of survivors and bodies.According to Wilson and Patwari, the radio sensors could be deployed around a disaster site by the emergency workers, either by dropping them or throwing or launching them in some way. Each sensor would then form part of a network and begin to transmit information about signal strength measurements across the web of sensors to a base station computer. The computer would correlate the information and determine the likely locations of survivors.The advantage of this technique over existing systems capable of sensing what is on the other side of a wall is the price, since the nodes in the network are cheap and off-the shelf. The disadvantage of a cheap and simple system is its potential use as a spy tool by nosy neighbors, peeping toms or burglars, and all the privacy and safety issues such uses raise. Citation: Wi-Fi signals can see through walls (2009, October 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-wi-fi-walls.html 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

Researchers get around bad gap problem with graphene by using negative differential

first_img Journal information: arXiv © 2013 Phys.org Graphene-based transistor seen as candidate for post-CMOS technology More information: Graphene-Based Non-Boolean Logic Circuits, arXiv:1308.2931 [cond-mat.mes-hall] arxiv.org/abs/1308.2931AbstractGraphene revealed a number of unique properties beneficial for electronics. However, graphene does not have an energy band-gap, which presents a serious hurdle for its applications in digital logic gates. The efforts to induce a band-gap in graphene via quantum confinement or surface functionalization have not resulted in a breakthrough. Here we show that the negative differential resistance experimentally observed in graphene field-effect transistors of “conventional” design allows for construction of viable non-Boolean computational architectures with the gap-less graphene. The negative differential resistance – observed under certain biasing schemes – is an intrinsic property of graphene resulting from its symmetric band structure. Our atomistic modeling shows that the negative differential resistance appears not only in the drift-diffusion regime but also in the ballistic regime at the nanometer-scale – although the physics changes. The obtained results present a conceptual change in graphene research and indicate an alternative route for graphene’s applications in information processing.via Arxiv blog As most everyone knows, using silicon as the basis for building transistors is reaching its logical conclusion—basic physics dictates that transistors based on it can only be made so small. Thus, efforts have been underway for several years to find a replacement material. One of the leading candidates, of course, is graphene—it has a variety of properties that would make it ideal, the best of which is the incredible speed in which electrons can move through it. Unfortunately, graphene is not a semiconducting material—it has no bad gap. That makes it useless as material for use in a transistor, which by its very nature must have a component that turns on and off. Graphene stays on all the time.Researchers have spent a lot of time, money and effort trying to force graphene to behave like a semiconductor, but most efforts have either failed completely, or resulted in a slowdown of the movement of electrons—defeating the whole point of using grahene in the first now. Now, however, it appears the team at UC has found a way to use graphene in a transistor, without forcing it to have a band gap.The researchers took advantage of a property of graphene known as negative differential resistance—this occurs when a charge is applied under certain conditions to a material and the overall voltage level of the circuit is reduced. Thus, instead of changing the way graphene behaves, the team found a way to use another of its properties. They used the drop in voltage as a logic gate, which of course is one of the basic components of a transistor.The team hasn’t built an actual transistor yet, but express optimism that it can be done. If they succeed, it could mean the creation of transistors that operate in the 400GHz range—orders of magnitude faster than today’s silicon based technology, though they wouldn’t appear in consumer products for at least ten years due to the need to completely change production processes. Explore furthercenter_img Experimentally observed negative differential resistance characteristics in graphene devices. (a) SEM of top-view SEM of a typical dual-gate graphene device. Gold color is the source/drain, pink color is the top gate and the blue color underneath is graphene flake. The gate and graphene channel is separated by a two-layer of AlOx and HfO2 oxide stack. The scale bar is 1μm. (b) The transfer characteristics of BLG device under different back-gate voltage. The increased resistance at large back-gate voltage indicated band gap opening by perpendicular electric field. The inset shows the Dirac point shift as the back-gate voltage changes. Credit: arXiv:1308.2931 [cond-mat.mes-hall] (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of California has come up with a way to use graphene in a transistor without sacrificing speed. In a paper they’ve uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, the team describes how they took advantage of a property of graphene known as negative differential resistance to coax transistor-like properties out of graphene without causing it to behave as a semiconductor. Citation: Researchers get around bad gap problem with graphene by using negative differential resistance (2013, August 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-bad-gap-problem-graphene-negative.html 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

Indemnity bonds for better road maintenance

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to ensure better maintenance of roads, agencies that will carry out work like laying of cables or pipelines will have to get engaged into an indemnity bond.An order has been passed for indemnity bond for use of the land of the PWD for laying of optical fibre cable and pipelines. It is learnt that the department has prepared standard format of indemnity bond for use of the land of PWD for carrying the same work.Sources said the agency that will undertake the work will have to “indemnify against all damages and claims, if any, due to digging of trenches for laying of cables or pipelines”. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that the issue related to roads getting damaged within a short period of time for carrying out work like laying of cables and pipelines had cropped in a recent administrative review meeting when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was heading different districts.She had directed to take necessary steps so that roads do not get damaged within a short period of time for such reasons.It may be mentioned that the state government invest a huge amount of money for strengthening and repairing roads. After the change of guard in the state in 2011, the Mamata Banerjee government has ensured smooth roads even in the remotest part of the state in the past six-and-a-half-year.Even 3,300 km roads under the jurisdiction of Zila Parishads have also been taken up by the state PWD for its strengthening and widening. Besides construction of the roads, the state government also needs to invest a large amount of money for maintenance of the same. So, in a bid to ensure better maintenance of the roads, the PWD has taken the step.last_img read more

Now world of fitness at your fingertips

first_imgHave you been slogging to lose kilos but to no avail and are looking for a health expert? Welcome to the world of fitness apps, wristbands and online services that are helping people achieve health goals straight from the comfort of their homes.It is estimated that “consumers spent more than $200 billion globally in 2014 on health and fitness services”, according to Woody Scal, chief revenue officer of Fitbit Inc, the global leader in the health and fitness market. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’And the trend is fast catching up with fitness enthusiasts in India. “People aspire to improve their health and fitness. At the same time, high rates of health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cancer are driving individuals to look for innovative ways to gain a fitter body in India,” Scal told this reporter in an email.But with more and more gyms and fitness centres being opened in cities across the country, do we really need fitness on the go? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Unfortunately, not even 20 per cent of these gyms have certified trainers,” said Sri Lakshmi, a strength and conditioning coach at HealthifyMe, an online website and mobile app that gives access to personal trainers and customised plans.With Fitbit and Jawbone coming to India, most of the global players in fitness wearables are making a beeline to enter the wearable health segment. “A recent Accenture’s Digital Consumer Tech Survey found that Indian consumers were most interested in buying fitness monitors (80 per cent) and smartwatches (76 per cent); so we believe this will be a strong market,” noted Scal on India being a viable market in this category. “Though the Indian market is at a nascent stage as compared to the west, the entry of several brands blended with the advent of wearable technology is making this vertical very promising,” noted Anupam Mathur, head (sales and marketing), Timex Group India. The integration of digital technology with health devices have led to many Indian fitness apps and online startups cropping up. SmartRX, a startup which has established its presence in the US, facilitates remote monitoring and offers real-time audio video interaction with health specialists.“This convergence of digital and healthcare has resulted in wearables that track parameters such as heart rate and movement through built-in sensors that provide insights into the wearer’s health,” emphasised Mathur. Depending on the device, one can track movements, workouts, distance, speeds, calories burned, heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature and the like.“The winning formula will be when the smartphone starts acting as your personal coach, your personal nutritionist and your personal doctor,” Lakshmi added.last_img read more

Housing complex for elderly gets its first occupant to be launched on

first_imgKolkata: Snehodiya, the air-conditioned living space for senior citizens at New Town, got its first occupant with the elderly Ghosh couple checking in on Saturday. Although the formal launch will be made by state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim on June 25, the Ghosh couple was handed over the keys as a pre- launch procedure.The couple had sold off their home so they were allowed to let in. Their young nephew, who was present when the couple was handed over the keys, helped them unpack. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSnehodiya, a project of West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) is a first-of-its-kind venture by any state government agency. Mackintosh Burn has constructed the building located just opposite Swapno Bhor, the senior citizens’ park. In fact, the idea of the senior citizens’ living space was born out from the success and popularity of Swapna Bhor as well as from the ambition to be an inclusive city that created housing for economically weaker section and now for the senior citizens. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”In both, there is the attempt only to recover the costs of construction and services from those who use it and there is no profit angle,” a senior official of Hidco said. Snehodiya re-interprets the nostalgia of the residents in a modern high-rise design, while retaining its fundamental Bengali essence of rooms built around a courtyard. Each suite is air-conditioned, properly furnished and has a TV set. There is an attendant on each floor and nurses are present on the ground floor medical unit to take care of elderly persons. Professional housekeeping, including laundry machine services, are available on the ground floor. A guest house with six rooms is ready as well. Snehodiya has 57 double bedrooms and 90 single bedrooms. It has been decided that 75 percent of the price paid on entry will be refunded to the occupants or their heirs in case of vacancy. The ambience is very thoughtfully created by principal architect Debmalya Guha of Pace Consultants with movie posters from the sixties to eighties framed on all floors. More than three hundred old movie posters selected carefully have been framed in printed aluminum sheets. The interiors evoke a sense of both nostalgia and intimacy with blown-up posters of yesteryear films and filmstars adorning the walls — familiar faces in a growingly unfamiliar world that the soon-to-be residents would have grown up watching. Most remarkably, there is an activity centre designed to offer space for teaching by residents who opt to do so for children from the economically weaker section families. A stationery general purpose shop near the gate of Snehodiya was opened on Saturday. An SBI ATM and a medicine shop will be opened shortly. Swapna Bhor now has more than 700 members and there is a freeze on new members (except those from Snehodiya, whose residents have been given opportunity to be members automatically) because the community building rooms are not large enough to accommodate more members.last_img read more

Rep Kahle welcomes student Rep for a Day

first_img Summer reading contest winner visits CapitolPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle today welcomed Isabelle Brooks, of Adrian, to the state Capitol. Isabelle was selected as the winner of Rep. Kahle’s summer reading contest and was ‘Rep. for a Day.’ Isabelle, a student at Lincoln Elementary School in Hudson, read over 130 books during the summer months. Rep. Kahle worked with several local libraries and organizations over the summer to provide a reading contest designed to encourage students to read throughout their summer break. 05Oct Rep. Kahle welcomes student ‘Rep for a Day’ Categories: Kahle News,Kahle Photoslast_img read more