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South African teen is world’s top maths student

first_img19 April 2016South African student, Dario Trinchero (17), has been crowned the best mathematics student in the world. #Dstv872 pic.twitter.com/v4Nu13y0um— TransAfricaRadio (@TransAfrica872) April 18, 2016Dario Trinchero, a matriculant at Somerset College in Western Cape, has become the first South African to earn the title of top mathematics student in the world after achieving the highest marks possible in the International Cambridge University advanced subsidiary examinations.Trinchero placed first in two mathematics exams, and achieved a first place for South African students for two chemistry papers and a practical. He scored 100% in all five exams.Trinchero told 702 Talk Radio that teachers at Somerset College, recognising his growing talent for mathematics, introduced him to the Cambridge AS Examinations in 2015. Consisting of some of the most notoriously difficult mathematics problems ever devised, the Cambridge tests are taken by prospective engineers and theorists seeking to enter into the competitive air/space science industry and the fields of astro and quantum physics.He hoped to study theoretical physics and computer science at a South African university after he finished high school, he told the radio host, Keino Kammies. “I’ve always been passionate about maths, and have had passionate teachers. All of that is the catalyst for success. I’ve always done well because I’ve been surrounded by people who encouraged me,” Trinchero said.“The quality of Dario’s answers secured him the honour, not simply the 100%,” said Meg Fargher, the executive head of Somerset College in Somerset West. “We are extremely proud of Dario and his teachers on this incredible achievement.”Source: LeadSAlast_img read more

Consultant presents Natl Skills Audit to TCI Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 1, 2017 – Providenciales – The National Skills Audit is completed and Cabinet approved its publication in the next Gazette.    Justine Pierre of Dunn, Pierre, Barnett and Associates, which was contracted for the work made the presentation of the completed study and survey.This report was commissioned under the Rufus Ewing led administration to expose, scientifically, the true skill needs in the country.   The audit results were pegged to direct policy in a number of areas, most notable during the launch in May 2016, the then Minister of Education had said the Audit would reveal if the Turks and Caicos truly needed a stand-alone trade school.last_img read more

Explore the Taj Mahal online

first_imgNow people around the world can explore certain national Indian monuments online through Street View on Google Maps.The 360-degree online imagery initiative includes a paranomic imagery of 30 iconic Indian heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Agra Fort. This initiative taken by Google and ASI is to assist in making 100 of India’s most important heritage sites more accessible for the world to experience. These monuments which are over a 100 years old can now be explored virtually sitting in any part of the world through Google Maps and Google Cultural Institute. Through this initiative Google aims to help share more of the Indian culture and heritage with people at home and abroad. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Commenting on the initiative, the Union Minister of Culture, Chandresh Kumari Katoch said, ‘Today, this partnership with Google makes it possible for billions of people across the world to see and explore our magnificent heritage, to take a walk at the Rock Cut Jain Temple, to marvel at the Nagarjuna Konda Buddhist Stupas and to relive history in Fatehpur Sikri. With the release of these new panoramic images, we aim to create a dynamic, immersive online experience by which people within India and around the world can understand and engage more of India’s diverse cultural heritage.’Explaining the purpose behind this step Google’s Vice President and Managing Director, India said, ‘Google is deeply committed to helping preserve and showcase cultural heritage across the world. India is unique in terms of the sheer wealth of heritage and iconic historical monuments, and it has been our privilege to work with the ASI in collecting new 360-degree photos of 30 Indian heritage sites.’last_img read more

Passengers on Puribound train fall ill after eating stale food

first_imgKolkata: Fourteen passengers of Howrah Jan Satabdi Puri Express fell sick after consuming the food supplied to them on train.The Railways has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The passengers took the food at Bhubaneshwar station. Shortly after the train left, the victims complained of nausea and acute stomach ache. Many also complained of sweating along with diarrhoea. The fellow passengers tried to treat them and finally contacted senior railway officials. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThey felt nervous as no railway doctor was available on board. When the train reached Kharagpur, the victims were taken to the Railway Hospital where they were treated.Senior railway officials said they will try to find out whether the ailment was because of the food supplied by the railways or they had taken something that were available on the station. They assured that those guilty will be pulled up.The passengers alleged that stale food was supplied and despite being pointed out to the catering firm, those serving food refused to replace. They further alleged that the quality of food has gone down and no hygiene is maintained. However, the condition of the victims are stable after treatment.last_img read more