How to get moving after a long weekend

first_imgWe all can admit we love holidays, vacations and long weekends. But, the hardest part about these treats is the reality facing us around the corner, returning to the office. It can be incredibly difficult to get back into the groove, but we’re here to help! Consider these tips for bouncing back from time away from work.Take it slowWe all move a little slower the morning we have to jump back into our routine, and that’s understandable. The key to getting back on track is accepting it will take a little time to get yourself back in a structured mindset. It’s hard for your mind and body to go from sleeping in and relaxing to office hours and a hectic workflow. So be patient with yourself, and others, and concentrate on getting organized and readjusted.PrioritizeWe’ve talked about prioritizing top priorities and there’s no better time to focus on this than after a break from work. Remember things will have undoubtedly piled up while you were away so don’t expect to tackle every task in front of you. Instead focus on what’s timely and most important and cross those off the list first. Get what you can done on your first day back but also plan out the rest of the week and how you want to accomplish the rest of what’s on the docket.Resume your routineSome of us are better than others at staying structured. Generally, sticking to a routine helps us to be more productive and more focused. Therefore, even though you’ve been off work, been sleeping in, staying up late, and avoiding exercise, it’s time to snap back into what we’re more used to. So, resume your healthy habits and you’ll be on your way to getting back on track at work. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Man United’s Maguire gets suspended sentence over brawl on Mykonos Island

first_img“Following the hearing today, I have instructed my legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing,” Maguire said in a statement.”I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter – if anything myself, family and friends are the victims.”Maguire was arrested, along with brother Joe and friend Christopher Sharman, on Thursday night after a brawl in which two police officers were allegedly assaulted on Mykonos.”What the policemen, who are the victims, are still waiting for is a simple apology from a man who says that he is a champion,” Ioannis Iakovos Paradisis, the lawyer who represented the police officers, told Reuters. Joe Maguire was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, violence against public employees and attempted bribery. Sharman was found guilty of insult, repeated bodily harm and violence against public employees.Both were sentenced to 13 months in prison, suspended for three years.All three men had denied the charges against them.Manchester United captain Maguire, who was released from custody over the weekend, was not present at the trial before a judge on the nearby island of Syros on Tuesday.As the trial went ahead, England coach Gareth Southgate selected Maguire in his squad for next month’s Nations League matches against Iceland and Denmark.Maguire is being represented by Greek human rights lawyer Alexis Anagnostakis, whose request for an adjournment was rejected.Anagnostakis told the court that two Albanian men had approached Maguire’s sister Daisy – who fainted immediately after being injected with an unknown substance.The defendants asked to be driven to a hospital, but were instead taken to a police station, he added.A police witness for the prosecution told the court that Maguire attempted to bribe his way out of the situation.”Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go,” the witness told the bench.Former Leicester City player Maguire’s ill-fated trip to the popular Greek holiday island followed his club’s semi-final defeat by Sevilla in the Europa League in Cologne.Maguire has earned 26 England caps since making his debut against Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier in 2018.United paid Leicester 80 million pounds ($105 million) – a world record fee for a defender – for Maguire in August 2019 and he was made captain at the start of this year.”It should be noted that the prosecution confirmed the charges and provided their evidence late on the day before the trial, giving the defense team minimal time to digest them and prepare,” United said in a statement.”A request for the case to be adjourned was subsequently denied.”On this basis, along with the substantial body of evidence refuting the charges, Harry Maguire’s legal team will now appeal the verdict, to allow a full and fair hearing at a later date.” England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire was handed a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days by a Greek court on Tuesday after he was found guilty of multiple charges following a brawl on the island of Mykonos last Thursday.Court officials said he had been found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after his arrest Mykonos.The 27-year-old England international was one of three people arrested on Thursday after an altercation with police.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reavels why he ‘liked’ Matteo Guendouzi grabbing Neal Maupay by the throat

first_img💬 “We showed frustration. In a way I like it, because it means that we care about losing and we don’t accept any defeats. But I like those types of reactions earlier rather than after football games.”👔 @m8arteta— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 23, 2020 Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Jun 2020 9:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link335Shares Mikel Arteta reavels why he ‘liked’ Matteo Guendouzi grabbing Neal Maupay by the throat Comment Matteo Guendouzi escaped a three-match ban (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists he ‘liked’ Matteo Guendouzi’s reaction to the Gunners’ defeat against Brighton because it shows that the Frenchman cares.The midfielder escaped a three-match ban on Monday after the FA declined to act on footage showing Guendouzi grabbing Neal Maupay by the throat on the final whistle at the Amex Stadium.Guendouzi was angered by Maupay’s earlier challenge that forced Bernd Leno into being stretchered off and tensions boiled over between the pair at the end of the match following the striker’s late winner for Brighton. Reports on Monday night claimed Guendouzi made disparaging comments about the lack of quality in Brighton’s team and he’s said to have told his opponents that he earns ‘more than they ever will’.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Arteta insists he doesn’t need to speak to Guendouzi about his behaviour and says his reaction was a good sign that he cares about the club and their results. Arsenal’s injury problems continued today as Gabriel Martinelli was ruled out for ‘months’ by Arteta.The Brazilian is yet to feature in the Gunners’ first two matches back but he felt discomfort in his knee after a training session on Monday.Martinelli was subsequently sent for scans and the club’s early fears are that he’s sustained meniscus damage in his left knee.MORE: Mikel Arteta confirms Arsenal intend to make Pablo Mari & Cedric Soares’ loan deals permanent Advertisement Guendouzi grabbed Maupay by the throat (Picture: SKy)‘My job is to make sure we behave in relation to the shirt that we wear,’ said Arteta.‘Obviously what happened on the pitch – I played for 17 years – stays on the pitch because you can mould and change in context very easily and you shouldn’t be doing that at all. ‘But obviously we showed frustration. In a way I like [it] because that means we care about losing and don’t accept any defeats but I like those types of reactions earlier instead of after football games.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

WBB : SU grabs 28 offensive rebounds to help offset poor shooting night

first_img Published on January 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Agnus Berenato wants a coaching clinic from Quentin Hillsman.The Pittsburgh head coach was more than impressed with Syracuse’s offensive rebounding in their matchup Wednesday. Enough so that after the game, she said she would have to ask the Orange’s head coach how he got his team to be so successful.She also added that SU’s performance on the glass was the difference-maker in the game.‘They were very physical on the boards, and they crashed in,’ Berenato said. ‘And even when we had inside position, they still crashed and got rebounds.’Syracuse entered its game with the Panthers as the nation’s leader in rebounding margin and continued that trend Wednesday. Twenty-eight of the Orange’s 50 rebounds came on the offensive end, helping SU turn a poor shooting night into a 69-60 win in the Carrier Dome. The performance on the glass led to 19 second-chance points and helped the Orange get to the free-throw line throughout the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We’re scoring the basketball because when we shoot and we miss, we go get it,’ Hillsman said. ‘And I always tell our players, the more you go, the more you get. We just try to go every time.’SU’s first possession of the game set the trend.Junior forward Iasia Hemingway caught the ball at the free-throw line. She was left open but couldn’t knock down the jumper. Orange center Kayla Alexander grabbed the rebound on the right block. Her putback was too strong, but Hemingway had crashed down to the other side of the paint. She pulled in the rebound but missed from in close. Alexander got one more chance but, again, couldn’t hit the shot.Four chances, four missed opportunities for points.The offensive struggles continued the rest of the game. Syracuse finished the night shooting 35 percent from the field. But many of those misses led to second and third chances for the Orange, leading to SU’s victory despite the mediocre shooting percentage.Even some putback attempts from under the basket turned into squandered opportunities. But there was just enough for the Orange to come out on top.‘It’s very important for any time, especially our team,’ sophomore guard Elashier Hall said. ‘We did a great job crashing the boards. And it just gave us an opportunity to get the ball back up on the net and get points on the board.’One of those chances came with less than a minute left in the first half. SU had overcome a 6-for-24 shooting start to take the lead right before halftime.The Orange ran a pick and roll with senior guard Erica Morrow and Alexander. After setting the screen at the top of the key, Alexander cut to the basket looking for a feed. But Morrow instead took a pull-up 3-pointer.The shot clanged off the rim and dropped right to Alexander under the basket. Pittsburgh guard Taneisha Harrison tried to poke the ball away but bumped the Syracuse center as she went up for the putback. The shot dropped in off the glass, and Alexander hit the free throw for a three-point play.Sophomore guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas, who scored just two points on 1-for-7 shooting but led the team with seven offensive rebounds, said it wasn’t a matter of Pittsburgh not fighting for the boards. Rather, it was Syracuse’s hustle that led to the big night on the glass.‘They were boxing out hard,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘But we were all just crashing really hard. I have a nose for the ball, so I’m everywhere the ball is.’Even though Pittsburgh head coach Berenato was impressed with the Orange’s rebounding performance, the statistics did not surprise Hillsman. He said a team that shoots such a low percentage like Syracuse did Wednesday should have more second-chance opportunities.‘You miss like 41 shots, you’ve got a lot of (rebounds) to get,’ he said. ‘I think it’s more about our kids going every time.’[email protected]last_img read more

NCAA Roundup

first_imgReport: Grimble might drop USCFour-star defensive end Jalen Grimble (Las Vegas), cousin of USC tight end Xavier Grimble, is reportedly reconsidering his final college destination, despite committing to USC nearly nine months ago.The Miami Herald’s Manny Navarro tweeted Monday afternoon that Grimble’s high school coach said he is leaning toward signing with Miami (Fl.) and dropping his commitment to USC, despite family ties.The Hurricanes hired former Temple coach Al Golden in December, but their current class ranks just 47th nationally.Grimble appeared USC-bound this past fall, but presently lists him as a “soft verbal.”“The first thing I loved about USC was the academics,” Grimble told Scout following his commitment last May. “It really means something, and you are lucky to be put in a position to be accepted and go to the school from an academic standpoint.“The second thing I loved about the school is the tradition. The things they have accomplished [are] bar none better than any of the schools out there.”The first day players can sign letter of intents to enroll at their school of choice is Feb. 2.—Joey KaufmanMartin stands by commitmentAfter rumors of a possible decommittment from USC, offensive guard Marcus Martin (Crenshaw, Calif.) reaffirmed his decision to stick with the Trojans.“I’m still committed to USC,” Martin told  “Make that clear.”Since Martin committed last summer, he has not wavered in his decision to stick with the cardinal and gold.His commitment seems all the more likely, especially after his visit to USC last weekend.“I’m still committed to USC,” Martin told “They have an outstanding program and they look to be national champions in two years. They have a brand new facility coming and a great coaching staff. They’re experienced and seasoned with the same intensity as when coach [Pete] Carroll was there.”Though Martin has given USC his word, the three-star recruit is still expected to make an official visit to Colorado this coming weekend.Martin is ranked the 28th best player at his position, according to far, the Trojans have 25 commits for the 2011 class, which ranks 5th in the nation.—Trevor WongUSC women’s soccer adds assistant coach The Women of Troy welcome a new addition to their coaching staff, as P.J. Woolridge will be joining coach Ali Khosroshahin on the sidelines.He will replace Harold Warren, who has taken a coaching job at Alabama-Birmingham.Woolridge comes to USC after spending three seasons as an assistant at the University of San Diego, and eight seasons at Cal Poly.“I’ve been competing against P.J. and his teams on the field and off since 2000,” Khosroshahin said of Woolridge. “I have a great deal of respect for what he was able to accomplish as a part of the staff at Cal Poly and at USD. P.J. is one of the hardest working assistants in the country.”During his tenure as an assistant at Cal Poly, the Mustangs won four straight Big West championships and reached the NCAA Tournament five times.Woolridge also helped coach the Toreros to three NCAA Tournament appearances during his time there.—Trevor WongUCLA reshuffles football staff According to Tracy Pierson of’s BruinReportOnline, former Miami (Fl.) coach Randy Shannon has agreed to become UCLA’s new defensive coordinator, after Chuck Bullough was dismissed in December following the team’s 4-8 mark in 2010.A source close to one of the Bruins’ recruits told Pierson that a UCLA coach called the recruit last night and told him that the deal for Shannon is done.Other recruits have reportedly been told likewise.Shannon compiled a 28-22 record in four years as the Hurricanes’ coach, but was fired in December following a disappointing 2010 season.The Los Angeles Daily News UCLA beat writer John Gold, however, said he has heard conflicting reports from an assortment of players and parents.The report comes after UCLA coach Rick Neuehisel formally introduced Mike Johnson as the team’s new offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Sunday after Norm Chow was hired as the offensive coordinator at Utah.—Joey KaufmanGilbreath and Troy recognized for strong playJunior guard Briana Gilbreath of the USC women’s basketball team and senior opposite Murphy Troy of the USC men’s volleyball team were named USC Credit Union Student Athletes of the Week.Gilbreath: Led the Women of Troy in scoring during the team’s two-game road trip to the Bay Area. In Saturday’s loss to Stanford, Gilbreath scored 20 points and became the 22nd women’s player to reach 1,000 points for her career.Troy: Led the No. 1 Trojans to two wins over No. 7 UC Irvine and No. 15 UC San Diego on the road. Troy has played an integral role this season in leading the team to its best start (4-0) since 1995.—Trevor Wonglast_img read more

New president of FK ”Sarajevo” is Alen Hujić

first_imgOn today’s early session, the Assembly of FK ”Sarajevo” chose Alen Hujić as the new president of the Management of FK ”Sarajevo”. Besides the president, the Assembly chose new members of the Management of the club. The new president of the Assembly is Adnan Hadžimuratović, while Milan Vidaković was chosen as the new vice-president.Edin Kusturica and Nedžad Čagalj are chosen as deputy presidents. Other members of the Management of the club are: Elvir Kantardžić, Maid Delić, Mersad Mahić, Hajrudin Kapetanović, Edin Korjenić, Elvir Krajina, Almir Čehić and Ermin Lujinović. Irhad Kovačević, Avdo Selihbegović and the president Mehmed Koldžo are the new members of the Supervising Board.After the election, Hujić thanked all members of the Assembly for their trust.last_img read more

Ex-Prosecutor Laments Delay in 7 Years Salary Arrears Hearing

first_imgAtty. Sam Solomon, a senior government lawyer has lamented over the delay in addressing his claim of seven years and four months’ salary arrears totaling US$132,000 and LD$1,012,000 against the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).The Supreme Court early January mandated the MOJ and the Attorney General, Cllr. Benedict Sannoh, to produce within a week, documentary evidences to show that it is not indebted to the former Senior City Solicitor of the Monrovia City Court.That request was prompted by the MOJ’s contention that it was not indebted to the Senior City Solicitor. Atty. Solomon, addressing journalists at the Temple of Justice yesterday alleged that since the order the High Court is yet to inform him about the status of his case.“If the ministry has provided that information, I think the High Court would have communicated with me. But up to present I am yet to get any communication from our final arbiter of justice in the country,” Atty. Solomon stated.The Attorney, who is a father of six, vowed to fight his case until he can receive his just benefits.He said he had been silent for a long time but now, he declared, “I am ready to seek my entitlement and nobody is going to deprive me of it.”It may be recalled that Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks, then Justice in Chambers, gave the order during a conference with both lawyers of the Ministry and those representing Atty. Solomon.He strongly warned that the “Writ of Mandamus” would be issued against the Ministry, as requested by the former prosecutor, if it failed to submit the documentary evidence within two days (48 hours.), which Atty. Solomon is claiming has not happened.  In a motion for mandamus filed by his legal team, the Justice and Public Interest Consortium Africa, Atty. Solomon appealed to the High Court to order the ministry to pay his salary arrears and benefits.But the Ministry, in counter argument, said Atty. Solomon is not entitled to salary and other benefits because he was not recommended to the Civil Service Agency (CSA) for the preparation of his Personal Action Notice (PAN), which would have made him a legitimate government employee.The ministry further claimed that it had paid him for the services he rendered when he was at the Monrovia City Court, as one of government’s lead lawyers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Time to scout: Here’s what to watch for

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Now is an optimum time to scout your corn and soybean fields. This time of year you can begin to gain knowledge on the progress and condition of your crop.Some key items to assess in the corn crop can be, but aren’t limited to: pollination, kernel development, and amount and/or type of foliar disease present in corn fields. Some soybean key items to assess can be: pod set, flower development, pod fill and amount and/or type of foliar disease. However, there seems to be fairly common objections from growers when it comes to scouting fields during this time frame. Whether it has to do with the heat, humidity, pollen shed or wet soybean canopies from morning dews, whatever your objection might be, let’s take a look at the disease triangle and how it can help guide our scouting trips to make them more efficient and productive. Three things must be present for diseases to occur, also known as the three legs of the disease triangle. These include: disease inoculums, susceptible host and favorable conditions.The first leg of the disease triangle to consider is that the disease inoculums must be present. Each plant disease has differing modes for diseases to be introduced. Some diseases over winter on residue, others move in on storm fronts, others reside in the soil, and or they can come from multiple points. For example, frogeye leaf spot can over winter on residue or it can be deposited via storm fronts from southern regions of the country. Non-rotated fields and no-till fields favor higher residue levels and will have more residue present to overwinter disease inoculums. Field history can determine which fields have the highest probability of having disease inoculums present. By taking management practices and field history into account, you can start narrowing down which fields you need to scout for certain diseases.The second leg of the disease triangle is a susceptible host. These fields can also be narrowed down in the office before you start your scouting trips. Corn hybrids and soybean varieties have differing susceptibilities to foliar diseases due to differences in genetic background. There are three sources to use to determine which hybrids or varieties are more susceptible than others. The first is your local seed dealer. The second is literature or seed guides from the respective seed company. The third is your own experience with a hybrid or variety.Seed companies, publish ratings for the common foliar diseases on a rating scale or they may rate a product’s response to foliar fungicides. It is important to reference the legend for the ratings, as each company may use a different scale for ratings. For example, a rating of 1 from company A represents the best and a rating of 1 from company B represents the poorest. Also, ratings are only relative to that company’s product ratings and cannot be used in comparison to another company’s product. The third source of information is your own experience with a product, which can be the most influential source. Past experiences with a product may be your best indictor of whether or not it is susceptible since it was in your fields and under your management practices. However, remember that the other two legs will influence the amount of disease that is present, especially the third leg.The third leg of the disease triangle is favorable conditions — the most variable and dynamic influencer on disease presence is the environmental conditions. This is due to the fact that each disease favors slightly different conditions for acceleration and that environmental conditions change so rapidly across a field, across time, and throughout the day. For example, gray leaf spot thrives in warm wet periods with temperatures between 75degrees F to 85degrees F and 90% relative humidity. In contrast, northern corn leaf blight favors more moderate temperatures 64degrees F to 81degrees F and high relative humidity. Conditions that favor disease development may be present in bottom fields, fields bordered by woods, irrigated fields, or environments that foster higher relative humidity.Consideration of the three legs of the disease triangle: disease present, susceptible host and favorable conditions can help prioritize your scouting trips to make them more efficient and productive. Then you can use the information you have gathered from product ratings, field history, environmental conditions and your in-field observations to determine whether or not further management practices need to be implemented. Additionally, Extension publications can be helpful for disease identification, fungicide timing or trigger levels or future management tools.last_img read more

The Key To Social Network Success: Rip Off Pinterest?

first_imgYour social network has fallen from its 2006-era prime. You need to reposition yourself and regain the attention of users who have long since moved on. What do you do? Take a page from the Pinterest playbook.This week is apparently the week to do exactly that. First, MySpace previewed its next iteration, which moves away from traditional profiles and social streams in favor of a grid-based layout showcasing media content shared by users. Sound familiar?The very next day, StumbleUpon launched a beta redesign that also bears a visual similarity to Pinterest. MySpace and StumbleUpon aren’t the first companies to take cues from Pinterest’s design approach. The design of the explosively popular social scrapbooking service has been widely mimicked in recent months. Its tiled layout, based on the widely-used Masonry jQuery layout plugin, has begat countless WordPress and Tumblr themes.Sites using this visual approach are too numerous to name. StumbleUpon and MySpace stand out because they are both once-beloved social networks from a half decade ago that have declined in usership and relevance. Meanwhile, Pinterest has become the latest social media phenomenon, even as many in the broad public struggle to understand why on Earth they should use it. It’s hard to say how long Pinterest’s growth will last or whether it will find a viable business model, but for now its success has given other contenders in the social space something to emulate, sometimes shamelessly.Take Chill, for example. The social video-sharing service originally sprang out of the group-listening hype generated last summer by music startup In early 2012, the company shifted its focus from real-time group video watching and content discovery. Today, Chill bears a striking resemblance to Pinterest, from its Masonry-style layout to the placement of its dark pink, handwritten-looking logo.  The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos People are ripping off Pinterest’s design for one simple reason: it works. In 30 months (much of which was a closed beta period), the service’s subscriber list has ballooned to more than 20 million users who have generated 1.9 billion monthly page views and spend an average of about 15 minutes pinning and browsing. In terms of registered users, that’s not quite Instagram-level growth, but it’s still remarkable. A feature in the September issue of Fast Company explains the origin of Pinterest’s design: As they sketched out Pinterest, [cofounders] Silberman and Sharp cast aside many then-predominant orthodoxies of Web design. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and many other content-driven websites were organized around “feeds,” lines of text or images that ran from top to bottom by time… The idea was to remove the rigid organizational strictures that the Web imposed – directories, timestamps, pagination – and replace them with a grid of images that would feel more like visiting a store or a museum. The result was what we see on Pinterest today: pleasing images of attractive people, delicious-looking confections, stylish accessories and awe-inspiring scenes laid out on a fixed-width grid with no bottom. That infinite scroll is part of what makes Pinterest so addictive – and helps boost the coveted time-on-site metric. Unlike most hot social startups, Pinterest even has the beginnings of a non-advertising-based business model within reach. The service is already driving tons of traffic to online retailers as its users lust after many of the products pinned there. The company is not officially implementing any particular monetization strategy yet, but many of the components of one are sitting there waiting to be picked up and built into a cash cow. Of course, half of that potential future equation is a massive user base, which Pinterest has. Other sites can borrow from its design all they want, but whether or not they can win over users on such an immense scale is another story altogether.  Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Tags:#Pinterest#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification john paul titlow A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

IIT KGP to steer EUfunded project for treatment reuse of wastewater

first_imgKolkata: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur will steer a European Union-funded project to evolve technologies for reusing wastewater after treating it. IIT Kharagpur is the lead Indian partner of the multi-institutional, multi-crore Saraswati 2.0 project for treatment and reuse of water, a statement issued by the institute on Wednesday said. The project is being funded by the European Union and the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Biotechnology, it said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja It aims to identify the best available and affordable technologies for wastewater treatment and to provide solutions to the challenges of water use in both rural and urban areas. As part of the project, three water treatment plants will be set up at the IIT Kharagpur campus to treat wastewater and make them fit for use in irrigation. “We will test different technologies at the three plants and evaluate their effectiveness,” said Prof Makarand Madhao Ghangrekar of the institute’s Aditya Choubey Center for Re-water Research. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway The plants will be commissioned by January 2020, he said. Seven such plants will be also set up in the other partner Indian institutes, which are IIT Madras, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Roorkee, NITIE Mumbai, MNIT Jaipur and TERI School of Advanced Studies. IIT Kharagpur will manage the project along with its lead European partner, BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna), the statement said. They will execute the project in collaboration with several European institutes. Saraswati 2.0 builds on the Saraswati project of 2012 -17, which was also jointly funded by the European Commission and Indian government’s Department of Science and Technology. The project has been selected under the EU-India joint call on research and innovation for water. It will lead to transfer of European technologies to India, which could then be tested and customised according to Indian needs at an affordable cost, the statement said. The target is to not only facilitate exchange of technologies but also use them for benefiting the Indian population once they are tried and tested, it said. The project assumes significance as untreated domestic and municipal wastewater has become a major source of water and environmental pollution. Treatment of wastewater not only prevents pollution of the water sources but also provides a valuable additional source of water supply, it said. The statement said treated wastewater can be used for irrigation or for non-potable purposes such as flushing of toilets.last_img read more