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Andy Murray wins US Open epic, ends 76-year British agony ....

AFP | Sep 11, 2012, 06.48AM IST




Andy Murray became Britain's first major champion since Fred Perry claimed his third American title in 1936, the year the Spanish Civil War started and Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected US president. (AFP Photo)






NEW YORK: History-making Andy Murray ended Britain's 76-year wait for a men's Grand Slam champion when he beat 2011 winner Novak Djokovic 7-6 (12/10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in an epic US Open final on Monday.



Murray became Britain's first major champion since Fred Perry claimed his third American title in 1936, the year the Spanish Civil War started and Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected US president.





In a roller-coaster final, which witnessed a 54-shot rally, numerous 30-stroke exchanges, as well as a record-setting tie-breaker, the 25-year-old Murray held his nerve in a knife-edge final set.





The Olympic champion led 3-0 in the decider, dropped serve but broke again for 5-2 when Djokovic called a medical time-out.




But Murray wasn…

Smartest People In The World: The 10 Smartest People Alive Today ...

SuperScholar.org | Posted: 08/27/2012 4:28 pm Updated: 08/27/2012 6:19 pm


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Judging how smart a person is can be a very subjective matter. 

Does their IQ score make them the smartest? Or is it more about accomplishments? The debate over this likely will never cease. 


Below, though, SuperScholar.org took a look at 10 people (in no particular order) nobody would deny are worthy of being called some of the smartest people alive today.









JUST HOW SMART IS SMART?

Fifty percent of people have IQ scores between 90 and 110, 2.5 percent of people are mentally deficient/impaired (under 70 IQ), 0.5 percent of people are near genius or genius (over 140,) 2.5 percent of p…

Conoce a los 10 sujetos más inteligentes del mundo ...

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Sólo un 0,5% de la población cuenta con un coeficiente mental superior a 140 puntos, lo que sitúa objetivamente a estas personas por encima de la barrera de la genialidad. 



Sin embargo, no todo el mundo con este potencial logra destacar, ya sea por falta de medios o por una formación escasa. 




A continuación, ofrecemos un ranking de las diez personas vivas más inteligentes del mundo, teniendo en cuenta para su elaboración tanto el coeficiente mental como su contribución científica a la humanidad y su reconocimiento social, según las estadísticas aportadas por el sitio websuperscholar.org.





Stephen Hawking (160 C.I.)

Este físico y divulgador británico de 70 años de edad ha sido el responsable de que el cosmos nos parezca algo menos extraño y desconocido. La teoría del todo: el origen y el destino del universo (Debate) y, sobre todo, Brevísima historia del tiempo (Crítica) son dos de sus best-sellers que más han contribuido al co…

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: Workers with Disabilities Solved This Company's Talent Crisis ...

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by Prasad Kaipa and Meera Shenoy | 7:00 AM September 10, 2012









When Gitanjali Gems set up its diamond-cutting, polishing and jewellery making unit in its 176 acre campus outside Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in southern India, it faced a major human resources challenge. 




There was no trained manpower available in Hyderabad, unlike traditional hubs of diamond polishing like Surat, Gujarat in western India, where diamond polishing skills are passed down generation to generation. 



The cost for six months of training per youth in Hyderabad were a high $500 (Rs.25,000). The work of polishing tiny diamonds was intricate, requiring great concentration, and dropouts meant spiralling production costs.


 Finally, employee engagement across India is extremely low: just 8% of Indians are engaged, while 32% are actively disengaged according to a recent Gallup poll.






Madhusudhan Reddy, VP of HR, has a major challenge on his hands: How do you hire, train, retain and develop productive, engage…

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Maersk Takes $860 Million Global Ports Stake to Tap Russia Trade ...

September 10, 2012


A crew member is seen on board Emma Maersk, one of the world's largest containers which is designed to carry 15,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (ETU), at Container Terminal 9 at Hong Kong's Kwai Chung district on Friday. Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipping company and a unit of Danish group A.P. Moller-Maersk, expects to raise its Asia to Europe freight rate by 10-11 percent from Nov. 1, it said August 31, signalling further recovery for the industry despite lingering global economic uncertainty. (Reuters Photo/Bobby Yip)




Danish shipping group A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S agreed to buy a 37.5 percent stake in Russia’s biggest container-terminal operator for about $860 million to tap one of the world’s fastest growing consumer-goods markets.






Maersk’s APM Terminals unit, the world No. 2, bought half of the holding in Global Ports Investments Plc owned by Moscow-based N-Trans in what is the largest foreign direct investment in Russia’s transportat…

TWO NEW INTRA DAY RECORDS SET IN PAST 30 DAYS FOR IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) ...

First, on the 28th of August 2012, the IMO BLOG viewership set an Intra day record with 5,838 pageviews and now today (September 10, 2012) a new intra day record of 6,221 pageviews brings total viewership since March 14, 2011 up to 883,980 total pageviews.






Pageviews by Countries


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United States


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Philippines


101



United Kingdom


85



Trinidad and Tobago


84



India


72



Mexico


58



Germany


48



France


38



Russia


37



Australia


34


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Obama and Romney Tackle 14 Top Science Questions ...

Find out where the candidates stand on climate change, research, energy, space and more


By The Editors | September 4, 2012 


Scientific American partnered with grassroots organization ScienceDebate.org earlier this summer to encourage the two main presidential candidates--Barack Obama and Mitt Romney--to answer 14 questions on some of the biggest scientific and technological challenges facing the nation. 



President Obama and Governor Romney have now answered these Top American Science Questions, which you can read below.





Editors will grade the candidates' answers for SA's November issue, which will be available on the iPad and in print in mid-October.





In the meantime, we need your help with this project. Do you find that the candidates' answers adequately address the thrust of the questions or do they sidestep important issues? Do the answers put forth concrete solutions? Did you find any of the answers particularly helpful or surprising?







We will highlight the most thoughtful an…