मासिक आर्काइव: July 2016

Human Growth round the world

Global height study finds out who grew the most in the past 100 years Get up, stand up. JACINTA BOWLER 27 JUL 2016 933 In a global height analysis based on nearly 1,500 studies, Dutch men and Latvian women topped the charts, standing tallest at heights of 182.5cm and 169.8cm on average respectively. The study found heights have changed dramatically between 1914 and 2014, with South Korean women showing the largest increase of 20.2 cm over the period. Americans are leading the race in another trend – plateauing. The study shows that although humans as a species are still getting taller, countries such as the US, UK, and Japan have stopped or slowed growing significantly in the last 30-40 years. The US, once home to the 3rd tallest men and 4th tallest women in the world, are now sitting in 37th and 42nd place respectively. “This study gives us a picture of the health of nations over the past century, and reveals the average height of some nations may even be shrinking while others continue to grow taller,” said lead researcher Majid Ezzati from Imperial College London in the UK. “Our study also shows the English-speaking world, especially the USA, is …

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Reclaiming the common space

Reclaiming the common space I st example (On the cross road, four women are seen standing. One harassed woman is coming with her daughter, daughter’ ankles are bleeding)   The first woman: hey sister, what happened, why your daughters ankle is bleeding? The harassed woman:she was playing on the road, a motorcyclist hit her and sped away. the second woman: but why was she playing on the road? what happened to the wee litttle park by the side of your home. The harassed woman: the wee little park has been turned by some persons in the big car park. The third woman: how come, how is it possible? The harassed woman: I donot know. they say that a common park has now become a common car park. Forth woman: we can have this discussion later, first let us take this girl to some doctor. (All agree.They do to the doctor and they get the girl’s bleeding ankles bandaged. now they are on the road again). First woman: Noew the girl is at ease. Now we have to think as to how to reclaim that common space and convert that bog car park in the wee little park as it once …

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