New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose tenure as Rajya Sabha member ended in June this year is set to return to the Upper House from Rajasthan, party sources said. A Congress source said Manmohan Singh will be the party’s candidate for the Rajya Sabha. He said the former Prime Minister will file his nomination on August 13. Manmohan Singh has represented Assam in Rajya Sabha for 28 years. The Rajya Sabha elections in Rajasthan was necessitated after the death of BJP MP Madan Lal Saini, who passed away in a Delhi hospital. Saini was elected to the Upper House last year when the BJP was in power in the state. The Congress has majority in the 200-member Assembly.
Kolkata: The Health department of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will give away 120 prizes to the Durga Puja committees this year to acknowledge their efforts in creating dengue awareness. The move of awarding Puja committees with “Swastha Bandhab Sarad Samman” for their efforts in curbing the vector-borne disease in their respective areas was started by the civic body last year and prizes were given to 80 Puja committees. “We have found in the last few years that a good number of dengue cases have been reported after the Durga Puja. So we have decided to involve the Puja committees in our campaign against dengue. The idols, the décor of the pandal are an integral part of the festival. But the clubs should not forget their responsibility to keep the residents safe and secure,” said Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh who is in-charge of KMC Health wing. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMayor Firhad Hakim cautioned the Puja committees to check the space under the stage where the idols are placed to ensure that water does not accumulate in any sort of container. “We have been able to eradicate smallpox and have now taken up the challenge to prevent dengue and malaria,” he added. The Puja committees will have to create awareness in their areas from September 18 to 22 and then will organise a day’s camp.
Rabat – Sunil Gulati, President of US Soccer Federation has expressed concerns over the US 2026 World Cup bid. For Gulati, international political issues surrounding US President Donald Trump may affect the three-nation North American bid.Gulati described the bid as a “tough battle” for the three countries, according to to the US-based sports TV channel, ESPN .The United States is involved in a joint bid with Mexico and Canada to claim eligibility to host the 2026 World Cup. The three-nation North American bid has one rival: Morocco. The federation president is certain that the US-Canada-Mexico bid has all that it needs to make the voters support their bid.“We have to go out and convince what eventually will be 104 voters to vote for us,” Gulati said. He added that the North American three-nation bid seeks a “few extra votes to break the one-vote swing. But this won’t be easy.”Speaking about his concerns, Gulati mentioned recent US political controversies, such as the American embassy relocation to Jerusalem and Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.as potential roadblocks to the bid.“This is not only about our stadiums and our hotels and all that. It’s about perceptions of America and it’s a difficult time in the world,” Gulati said.He added that there are few things that is beyond his control. “We can’t control what happens at the 38th parallel in Korea, we can’t control what happens with embassies in Tel Aviv and we can’t control what happens with climate change accords. We do the best we can. We have the support of Washington.”Gulati will retire his presidency of the US Soccer Federation next month, after having served as its chairman for 12 years. Howeve, Gulati will remain the chairman of the committee board of directors for the three-nation bid.In December, Gulati said that the North American bidders are expecting Morocco to “campaign hard” in order to host the 2026 World Cup.“We expect Morocco to put forward a very good bid […], we expect them to campaign hard,” he said.Earlier this month, President of Morocco’s Football Federation Fouzi Lekjaa said that Morocco is ready to face the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.The bid will be based on a vote by all members of the FIFA. Lekjaa added that this could be in Morocco’s favor, “unlike previous times when only the Executive Committee had the last word on the matter.”Lekjaa said that 104 votes for Morocco would be enough for the country to host the 2026 world tournament. In June 2018, 221 national federations will gather at a congress in Moscow to finalize eligibility decisions for the 23rd FIFA World Cup host site. The candidates’ files should meet FIFA’s technical terms, including infrastructural and commercial criteria.Candidates will have to submit their complete candidacy files and proposals by March 16.Morocco submitted its candidacy to host the tournament on August 11, 2017. Ahmad Ahmad, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, highly endorsed his nation’s bid
by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2015 6:38 am MDT WASHINGTON – More people sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applicants remained near historic lows in a positive sign for job growth.The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 278,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell 6,500 to 292,750. That average has plunged 15 per cent over the past 12 months.“The trend still shows improving labour market behaviour,” said Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.The weekly increase comes after applications plummeted 42,000 in the prior week to 267,000. There has been volatility in recent reports due to the end of the holiday shopping season and the recent Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, when state unemployment offices were closed. The government tries to adjust for such seasonal patterns, but isn’t always able to do so perfectly.Weekly applications are a proxy for layoffs. The decline indicates that companies are keeping their workers and potentially looking to hire on the expectation that the economy will continue growing.The Friday employment report is expected to show that employers added 230,000 jobs in January, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet.Nearly 3 million new jobs were created in 2014, as the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 per cent from 6.7 per cent.But the increased demand for workers has yet to boost incomes by much. Average wages rose just 1.7 per cent in 2014, essentially in line with inflation. Wage growth of 3.5 per cent is consistent with a healthy economy. US applications for unemployment aid rise to 278,000; averages still indicate robust hiring AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, instructor Lavinda Young, left, helps Fabian Perez, center, and Lazaro Chaviano, right, with their resumes during a job fair at the Hospitality Institute, in Miami. The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits for the week ending Jan. 24 on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Nexen Energy said a major oil pipeline leak detected last week in northern Alberta started some time within a two-week period dating back to late June.Ron Bailey, the company’s senior vice-president of Canadian operations, said officials still don’t know precisely when the pipeline ruptured.Bailey said the company believes the pipeline started leaking between June 29, when crews finished a cleaning, and July 15, when a contractor discovered it.The spill of about five million litres of bitumen, sand and produced water was discovered near Nexen’s Long Lake oilsands facility, about 35 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray.Nexen Energy said the pipeline was installed last year and a warning system didn’t detect the leak.On Sunday, a dead duck was found at the site of the spill, but the company said it believes the animal died before it put fences,wildlife cannons and other deterrents in place.The affected area is about 16,000 square metres.Bailey said it will take months before the company can determine what caused the leak.(The Canadian Press) by Stephanie Froese Posted Jul 22, 2015 3:22 pm MDT Pipeline in Alberta began leaking between June 29 and July 15: Nexen Energy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Organizers of the White Privilege Symposium at Brock University over the weekend had a simple goal: to bring the issues of racism and privilege to the forefront.“We did accomplish what we set out to do because we had multiple lenses through which to gain insight to how exclusion is tied to power, white privilege, colonialism and racism,” said co-organizer Dolana Mogadime. “WPSC arrived at a crucial time for Brock as well and many universities across our nation, as we are having to account for how we are responding to racial issues on campus.”More than 400 people from across the province attended the conference, including nearly 100 Brock students.“It was a true success. We’ve received lots of positive feedback from participants about their WPSC experience, both in terms of the quality of the keynote speakers and interactive workshops; and in the way that Brock University took a leading role in bringing people together to have these important conversations,” said co-organizer Brad Clarke, Director, Student Life and Community Experience.He said, in addition to encouraging dialogue about challenging topics, the symposium was meant to increase the profile and reach of Brock’s Racial Climate Task Force and “to highlight the efforts underway to better understand the dynamics of race and racism within the Brock context. And to initiate activity that will improve the racial climate at Brock.“The Symposium was a key step towards each of these goals,” he said.Among the keynote addresses was that of Brock Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo, who gave a moving first-person account of the residential school experiences for Indigenous children in Canada.“Her personal story is important for every Canadian to hear,” Mogadime said. “We will work better together on the goal of understanding and advocating for Indigenous rights in relation to social justice after hearing Chancellor Cheechoo’s insights.”The conference organizers are hoping to continue the conversations that were started at the event through a call for papers related to the WPSC conference.
After much hand-wringing over how many Kansas City Royals would start the MLB All-Star Game, the final fan voting tallies were released late Sunday, and the rest of America can breathe a sigh of relief. The tabulation revealed that “only” four K.C. players — Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Salvador Perez — will be slotted into the lineup by the fans.(Two Royals relief pitchers, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera, were added by the players and Royals manager Ned Yost, who is managing the American League this year. Third baseman Mike Moustakas has a chance to become the fifth Royal chosen by the fans in the final round of voting, which ends Friday.)It was a far cry from the staggering eight Royals who were in position to start the game for the American League a few weeks ago, a number that sparked accusations of improper ballot-box stuffing (which MLB officials denied). Had the Royals sustained that number — or even one fewer, if we exclude designated hitters, as Baseball-Reference’s yearly table does — it would have been historic. Since baseball ditched dual All-Star Games in 1963, no team has garnered more than five non-DH position-player starters in one midsummer classic.Kansas City almost certainly didn’t deserve that many players on the lineup card. Based on the historical relationship between a team’s All-Star Game position-player starters and its record, a team with seven starters (again, excluding the DH) should have won something like 68 percent of its games through midseason, which would come out to 110 wins over a full season.1If we regress to the mean, as good sabermetrics would suggest we should, it would work out to a true talent of 103 wins. (Which is still a lot.) That’s as many as the juggernaut 1927 Yankees had.2Albeit in 154 games.But the Royals aren’t the ’27 Yankees. Fangraphs projects that the Royals will finish the year with 92 wins if they maintain their first-half form.As it is, four All-Star starters is an impressive count. Only 14 teams since 1963 have had that many position players as starters.You can quibble over how many starters the team actually deserved. According to Fangraphs’ version of wins above replacement (WAR), only left fielder Gordon leads American Leaguers at his position thus far in 2015. And based on historical teams with the same midseason record, there was only a 1.9 percent probability that the Royals would get four or more starters. The voting power of Kansas City’s fans certainly seems to have exceeded the performance of its players.But the Royals do boast five players who rank among the AL’s top four at their position in WAR (Gordon, Cain and Perez, plus Eric Hosmer and Moustakas). And Kansas City’s record is also very much in keeping with those of the four-starter club’s other members: As of Sunday, their winning percentage on the season (58.2 percent) was only marginally lower than the average first-half winning percentage (59.1 percent) for all teams with four All-Star Game starters since 1963.Yes, the Royals fan base was particularly mobilized during this season’s voting cycle, perhaps out of leftover enthusiasm from last year’s World Series run (which came after years of futility). But maybe that’s a key part of the story as well. From 2001 through 2013, K.C. didn’t have a single All-Star starter; less than a month ago, it looked like they’d have eight in one year. Sympathy turned into backlash. The fans’ votes eventually found the equilibrium between those extremes, and that the Royals ended up with four starters isn’t so crazy after all.
Timothy Vanmaalson of Buxton, East Coast Demerara (CED), was today (Tuesday), charged with the murder of 72-year-old Krishnachand Dabee of Annandale, ECD, when he appeared at the Cove and John Magistrate Court before Magistrate Peter Hugh.Murdered: 72-year-old Krishnachand DabeeThe now 16-year-old boy was not required to plea to the charge. He was remanded to jail until October 08 when the case will be called at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.The Court session was not opened to the public.The pensioner’s body was found at his home last month by his daughter after she failed to make contact with her father for an extended period of time.There was a slight fracas at the court today. Vanmaalson turned 16 years old today. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related23 – Year – old charged with murder of PensionerAugust 7, 2014In “Crime”Fisherman charged with murder of Good Intent pensionerJuly 10, 2018In “Court”Annandale man charged with murdering sonOctober 1, 2016In “Court”
After their 2-1 loss at Turf Moor on Saturday, Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri says his team will not “give up” as they look set for a relegation battle.Fulham lost 2-1 at Burnley as they conceded two unfortunate own goals from Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi after Andre Schurrle had given them the lead in the second minute.Their 14th defeat of the Premier League season has left them five points off Premier League safety, but Ranieri has vowed to keep fighting.“It’s unbelievable. Football is fantastic,” he told Sky Sports.Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“I think we deserved more than the draw but as for the football we scored early and played well.“They had three chances and scored two own goals. It’s unbelievable. We can draw the match in the first half but we hit the crossbar. In the second half, they save on the line. It’s a bad moment but we are alive.“We never give up. We continue to fight.”
Though it may seem anti-climactic to you, given the rigorous discussion and testing around other publications’ paywalls, this is giant for us. We’ve finally moved from discussion to doing, and I, for one, could not be happier. Movement and experimentation, not standing still and hiding, is how smart business decisions are made.Previously, half of our content was behind a paywall that pushed people to subscribe. Now, the majority of our new content will be paywalled for at least a day or two, as it’s released. Editors will gradually rotate all pieces in front of the paywall during the week, so that every single piece will get its chance to circulate for free. This allows editors to better control the timing and PR strategy surrounding the release of content, but especially helps the efforts of the marketing team. Because our issues go live each week, the impact of our paywall is to encourage people to pay for instant access to our content.One of the most unanticipated pushbacks has been not from readers, but from writers who worry about cutting off eyeballs to their page. Our editorial staff has done a good job of communicating the necessity of testing, and I hope that my points below help other publications open a constructive dialogue about paywall strategy with their writers.1. Our financial vitality is necessary in order to further our editorial mission. Being a subscription-based publication, we rely on money from our readers in ways that other places do not. I’m not giving away free copies of The Nation at the dentist’s office; our basic annual rate for a printed magazine is $79 (a pittance compared to $138 for The Economist). We are not beholden to advertisers or a ratebase, leaving us to refreshingly cover what we want how we want. News media across the board have been fighting an uphill battle against free news on the web for years; The Nation is not immune. But I sense a shifting of the tides, and the industry has been teaching readers, little by little, that good, factual journalism costs something. Sending a reporter to Egypt or Russia or a photo-essayist to Detroit costs more than travel fees—these reporters are in Syria or Russia or Detroit, and readers should expect to have to pay people for the work that surrounds these issues. Believe it or not, solid, rigorous reporting isn’t done from a desktop or pieced together from a bunch of Wikipedia facts. Real journalism, like a crane operator or a chef, requires nuanced skill, time, and expertise. Writers know this. But it’s easy for them to lose sight of this in a vacuum—especially in an era we’ve created where we make clicks and pageviews count more than actual content, which practically demands a reversal. What needs to be reiterated is how, in order to avoid becoming a slogfest of half-truths and online “facts,” we need money to fund their work. If we’re not relying on advertising, then we need to rely on circulation. And in this day and age, a paywall is just another type of circulation.2. Our readers, not our advertisers, are our future. I liken our readers to Packers fans. Green Bay is the only community-owned sports franchise in the country. Cheeseheads are rabid about their Packers because they have a psychological stake in the team (no dividends are paid out; extra monies go to a variety of non-profits throughout Wisconsin). The structure is different, but the sentiment is similar: The Nation’s writers give readers a point of view they don’t often read. We need them both on board to continue our work. As long as we push affordable business initiatives to a new audience, we can build said audience with a greater psychological investment in our content provided by the writers. The readers and writers work in tandem, walking along a tightrope of limited funds, and without those funds, both will falter.3. Leverage the exclusionary aspect to inspire a bigger audience. It’s not rocket science: the glut of crap on the internet is astounding, and we all read it, but we don’t remember it (when was the last time you quoted a Yahoo News statistic at a meeting?). Everything has been bit.ly’ed to the point where news has become trivia questions, not actual substance. But the writers can fight that, with their own followings and via their own audiences, by talking about their “exclusive” content on The Nation. It’s a way to leverage money for the paywall, but also for readers of their content. They want more eyeballs, not less; their resistance is to the general idea that a paywall will reduce eyeballs. This may be accurate on the outset. But the ownership is on everyone at the magazine—from the PR team to the writers’ own connections—to emphasize the importance of their pieces, offer teasers, and establish a firm stance that there is a reason we are asking you to cough up some money (in our case, $9.50) to read content. We’re like an exclusive club that costs next to nothing to join.4. Finally, this too shall pass. This is only temporary. This is only a test. Remember: it will either work or it won’t. If it works, then you’ve got the eyeballs, and we’ve got money to pay you. If it doesn’t, we experiment with something new and try a different angle. I promise you, it’s not in my interest to pour money into a continually failing strategy. Trust that your business staff is doing the best they can in your interest and in the publication’s, and that we won’t do something that will hurt the future of magazine. We’re doing something revolutionary at The Nation: we’re finally testing different paywall strategies. Sharing this is like dumping my purse on the table of a restaurant—it’s a mixed bag of embarrassment and pride. Why haven’t we done this sooner?It’s a little tricky, of course, being a subscription-based publication with a 150-year history of an audience allied to very strong editorial content. We have become increasingly forward-thinking with our approach to advertising, but at the core of it, our subscribers fund the magazine. At The Nation, Editorial Rules. We’ve been slower to test for all the reasons you think: less money; limited staff; an audience of truth-seekers who find paywalls a moral hindrance if nothing else; a founding prospectus that emphasizes our role to engage open, critical discussion of political and social issues; a staunch belief in the freedom of the press.
Engineering News-Record has released its first digital edition using the Mag+ platform. Additionally, ArchRecord is also now available as a digital edition. The content in both instances will be replica copies of their print versions. Compounding that is the app size, which is 957MB, meaning not only will the issues be larger than many native digital editions, but so, too, are the apps that house them. Look Magazine Upgrades Digital Edition with NewsfeedLook magazine has upgraded its digital edition with a newsfeed that updates readers on the latest news from the fashion world. The app also enables users the luxury of in-app shopping,. The app is available for iOS, Android and NOOK products. Grocery Retailer Enters the Digital Magazine SpacePublix has launched a digital magazine titled Publix Gather & Share. The title borrows its name from the company’s sales brochure, however the magazine experience is aimed to inspire its shoppers to innovate in the kitchen. The branded magazine will be free to readers and will publish monthly. Yahoo! Reimagines Its Travel VerticalYahoo! Travel has been relaunched as an “immersive digital magazine.” The vertical has been part of Yahoo!’s stable since 1997, however the new iteration mirrors a digital magazine with interactive features and more visually engaging content. Also, the new vertical is leveraging sponsored content. McGraw-Hill Rolls Out a Pair of Digital Editions
After just over a year, it’s here: The 11th and possibly final season of The X-Files premiered last night with the third part of the “My Struggle” series of alien mythology episodes. It was… well, it was better than the previous two from Season 10, so we’ll give them that. By centering the action around Mulder and Scully, and the affection they clearly have for one another, “My Struggle III” delivered a more focused mythology episode that was easier to get sucked into. Even as the rest of the episode made it impossible to tell just what was going on. If you’re still watching X-Files for the Mulder-Scully shipping (and honestly, if you aren’t at least a little here for that why are you still watching?), this episode had a lot for you. Though they mostly behave like old friends toward each other, the love, affection and yes, the tension is all still there. Scully spends most of the episode in a hospital, so there’s a lot of hand-holding and David Duchovny worrying that should set fan’s hearts aflutter.Let’s start with the good stuff. The show opens strong. We get an extended monologue from the Cigarette Smoking Man who speaks of the grand alien conspiracy and goes over his role in history’s most important events. Including faking the moon landing. It gets you in the mood for some real conspiracy theory craziness. We even learn his real name. Carl Gerhard Busch Spender. Guess he really wasn’t lying about that C.G.B. thing. Not that it really matters much that we know his name. I’m still going to call him Smoking Man. It just sounds better than calling him “Carl.” The speech does a great job of getting us ready for another season of The X-Files. As for what else it does well… Well, aside from the aforementioned Mulder-Scully shipping, there’s not much else. Almost the best thing I can say about it is that mythology episodes turned garbage even before the series ended its original run. And this one is a little better than garbage. So it’s not like it’s ruining a classic legacy or anything.David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (Cr: Robert Falconer/FOX)Here’s the real frustrating thing. OK, one of the real frustrating things. Remember the end of Season 10? The finale wasn’t great, but that ending made some big promises. Mulder was dying, Scully was trying to save him and a UFO showed up, bathing Scully in a strange light. Man, where was the show going to go from there? It turns out nowhere. That was all just a dream. Or a vision of the future. None of it happened. Chris Carter says that was the plan all along, and foreshadowed in last season’s finale. OK, that doesn’t make it any less lame. So instead of having to answer any of the questions last season set up, we get Scully unconscious in a hospital, sending a message in Morse code to Mulder via… patterns in her brain activity. Sure, why not? The message reads, “Find Him.” Skinner immediately knows she’s telling Mulder to find their son, but Mulder refuses to leave Scully’s side. Look, this is very sweet and all, but these characters sure spend most of this episode refusing to do anything interesting.Scully wakes up and again tells Mulder to find William, but he decides to go after Cigarette Smoking Man instead. Smoking Man knows this and monologues some more before leaving, allowing Mulder to walk in on two other members of a different conspiracy. Also, Scully leaves the hospital, goes through Mulder’s files and tries to tell him about her visions before having another seizure and ending up back in the hospital. Really not her best episode. What follows is a whole bunch of exposition. I realize the X-Files revival doesn’t have the highest budget, but surely there has to be a better way to deliver this information than having two groups of people standing around, talking. Basically, it comes down to this. Smoking Man wants to release an alien virus that will kill everyone who doesn’t have Alien DNA (which includes Scully and William, but not Mulder). Cigarette Smoking Man corners Agent Skinner in his car, telling him to kill Mulder. The people that Mulder runs into are in on a different conspiracy. They want to colonize space and send an elite group of people up so they’ll survive Smoking Man’s virus. So now we have two factions of evil conspirators. Great. Hey, if there’s one good thing to say about all this exposition, at least it’s getting it out of the way so we can get to the good stuff next week.William B. Davis (Cr: Robert Falconer/FOX)Then we get to the biggest reveal of the show, and one that pissed off a lot of fans when it happened. Cigarette Smoking Man reveals that Mulder isn’t actually Willaim’s father. He is. Scientifically. Remember back in Season Seven when Scully woke up in different clothes and accused Smoking Man of drugging her? Yeah, turns out he did. And while she was unconscious, he impregnated her with alien-human baby William. Scientifically. Yeah, no. No no no no no. No. Noooooooooooo. I’m so glad the rest of the season is just standard Case File of the Week stuff because I hate this story so much. Those always have been the better episodes anyway. God, how is the show still this tone deaf? It’s always had problems with how it treats Scully, and instead of taking the opportunity to listen to its fans and learn from its mistakes, it just keeps digging itself deeper and deeper holes. Scully is one of the most iconic women in sci-fi. Hell, she’s one of the best characters in sci-fi. She deserves better than a gross rape storyline like this. No matter how “scientific” it is.Annabeth Gish and Mitch Pileggi (Cr: Robert Falconer/FOX)At least the episode ends decently. A mysterious assassin tries to smother Scully in her hospital bed, but Mulder shows up just in time to cut the guy’s throat with a scalpel. Scully makes a full recovery and suggests they keep looking for the truth in the X-Files. This puts all the garbage mythology away for the season and allows the rest of the episodes (aside from the finale) to be cool monster-of-the-week style stories. That’s where this show has always been at its best. Despite the terrible twist at the end, I’m genuinely looking forward to Mulder and Scully getting back to what they do best. We only have a few more episodes of them, and with the 11th season focusing on single, standalone case files, we can enjoy the final season. It gives the show the chance to go out as the engrossing, scary sci-fi series we’ve always loved. Until the season finale, anyway. 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Close proximity of a staircase to an escalator that seems so much faster and more convenient, discourages people from making the healthy decision of taking the stairs, says a study.To make sure that people take the stairs while shopping in a mall or in the metro station, you just have to make sure that the stairs are far, far away from the escalator, said the study published in the journal Environment and Behaviour.The study by researchers from Concordia University in Canada and Peking University in China looked at how location, height and traffic volume dictate pedestrian choices. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Environmental factors have been explicitly identified as having an impact on stair-climbing, including the visibility of the stairway and its width,” said study senior author John Zacharias from the University of Peking.“This study shows that staircase location is just as important, and should be factored in when planning new buildings.” The researchers monitored 13 stairways and 12 pairs of escalators in seven connected shopping centres in Montreal, Canada. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixA total of 33,793 pedestrians were counted ascending or descending over 35 days.When the researchers examined the data, they found that increasing the distance between a stairway and an escalator by 100 per cent, accounted for 71 per cent of variance when shoppers were going up, and 21 per cent of variance when they were going down. Overall, that is a 95 per cent increase in stair use, the study said.
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