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Yizhi capsule

Yizhi capsule is a type of traditional Chinese medicine developed for treating vascular dementia. A study in rats concluded that Yizhi capsule has an action of improving learning and memory disorder, good protective effect on Aβ25–35 induced neurotoxicity in SD rats. Another study assessed the efficacy of Yizhi capsule in treating senile dementia; the results showed that Yizhi capsule could remarkably increase mini-mental state examination and Hamilton Depression Scale marks of patients with vascular dementia. Moreover, Yizhi capsule improved cerebral blood flow, brain electrical activity monitoring and hemorheological indexes for the abnormal case. Another study mentions that the raised score in the revised Hasegawa dementia scales demonstrated that the effect of Yizhi capsules in treating loss of intellectual function after cerebrovascular diseases was better than that of the drug Piracetam; the study concluded that the data indicate that Yizhi capsule is a good preparation for prevention of vascular dementia.

A Cochrane review in 2007, concluded that none of the studies conducted up to that time used methods that could provide strong evidence that the capsules are an effective treatment

1976–77 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

The 1976–77 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 1976–77 NCAA Division I men's basketball season as members of the Big Ten Conference. They played their home games at Jenison Fieldhouse in East Lansing and were coached by Jud Heathcote in his first year as head coach of the Spartans. MSU finished the season 7 -- 11 in Big Ten play to finish in fifth place. Due to forfeits related to NCAA sanctions to Minnesota for improper selling of tickets, MSU's official record for the season is 12–15, 9–9; the Spartans finished the 1975–76 season 14–13, 10–8 in Big Ten play to finish in fourth place. The season marked the last season for Gus Ganakas as Spartan head coach. Source

2018 Mexico City ePrix

The 2018 Mexico City ePrix was a Formula E electric car race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in the centre of Mexico City on 3 March 2018. It was the fifth round of the 2017–18 Formula E season and the third edition of the event as part of the championship; the 47-lap race was won by Audi driver Daniel Abt after starting from fifth position. Oliver Turvey finished second for NIO and e. Dams-Renault driver Sébastien Buemi came in third. Mahindra's Felix Rosenqvist won the pole position by posting the fastest lap in qualifying and maintained his start line advantage for the first fourteen laps until a battery management system problem at the final corner elevated Turvey to the lead. Turvey held it until the mandatory pit stops for the change into a second car. Swift work from Abt's pit crew moved him past Turvey, slow leaving his garage because of a gear selection fault. Abt opened out a substantial advantage over the rest of the field to take his maiden career victory and the first for a German in Formula E. Turvey took second after withstanding pressure from Buemi in the final five laps.

The consequence of the final positions increased Jean-Éric Vergne's lead in the Drivers' Championship to twelve points over Rosenqvist who ended his race prematurely because he did not have enough electrical energy to complete all 47 laps. Sam Bird kept third in spite of not scoring any points as Buemi maintained fourth and Nelson Piquet Jr. rounded out the top five. In the Teams' Championship, Techeetah further extended their advantage over the non-scoring Mahindra and Jaguar moved past Virgin in the battle for third with seven races left in the season; the 2018 Mexico City ePrix was confirmed as part of Formula E's 2017–18 series schedule in September 2017 by the FIA World Motor Sport Council. It was the fifth of twelve scheduled single-seater electric car races of the 2017–18 season, the third time the ePrix was part of the FIA Formula E Championship, it was held on 3 March 2018 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in the centre of Mexico City. The ePrix was the only race of the season that took place on a permanent motor racing facility: it is a mixture of the Grand Prix and oval layouts and has 17 turns at a length of 2.093 km.

The high elevation of the circuit created thin air and lower wind resistance, causing teams to optimise the cooling of their cars. The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile introduced a track limits zone on the approach to turn one to prevent competitors from using the grass in that area; the driver adviser to the stewards for the ePrix was former Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters racer Alexandre Prémat. Coming into the race from Santiago three weeks prior, Techeetah driver Jean-Éric Vergne led the Drivers' Championship with 71 points and was five points ahead of his nearest rival Felix Rosenqvist of Mahindra. Sam Bird followed in third place with 61 points. Techeetah were in the lead of the Teams' Championship with 89 points. Jaguar were fourth with 54 points and e. Dams-Renault rounded out the top five with 44 points. Allan McNish, team principal of Audi, affirmed his team would fight back after poor car reliability in the first four races and noted the unpredictability observed in Formula E, "At the moment, we're going through a tough time in our young Formula E history.

But we are as determined as and will continue to push to the maximum with Daniel and Lucas, in spite of the current challenges." Buemi sought to continue his recent form of strong performances in Mexico and declared his team would attack by using the experience they had accumulated in the previous two editions of the Mexico City race, "I’m delighted to be back in Mexico after my performances in the last two races, I hope that we’ll keep up the momentum. We've always been quick in free practice in Mexico. We’re determined to put that right this year and challenge for the race win."After Techeetah and Dragon incurred record fines of €15,000 for seat belt manipulation in the preceding Santiago ePrix, the FIA issued a bulletin to all teams the day before the Mexico City ePrix clarifying what was prohibited with the safety device. From this race onward, the FIA forbade the installation of tie-wraps or teams using tape on the belts in line with a regulation prohibiting any material modification or safety harness reshaping.

More detailed post-race examinations were undertaken by the FIA to prevent any future occurrence of such systems being employed by all teams. Andretti team principal Roger Griffiths explained, "The FIA has clarified how, that if you are going to attach and relocate the driver’s radio connector to the seatbelt, you can attach it only to the label on the seatbelt and not through the webbing of the material itself." Two practice sessions—both on Saturday morning—were held before the late afternoon race. The first session ran for the second lasted half an hour. A half an hour untimed shakedown session was held on Friday afternoon to allow teams to check the reliability of their cars and their electronic systems. After shakedown, Dragon, e. Dams-Renault and Jaguar were fined €5,000 for 5G electromagnetic radiation interference in the illegal 5–6 GHz band that could have interfered with the FIA's data gathering system. All four teams were cautioned a repeat occurrence put them at risk of disquali

SC-21 (United States)

SC-21 was a research and development program started in 1994 intended to design land attack ships for the United States Navy. A wide variety of designs were created and extensively examined, including an arsenal ship with 500 cruise missiles. A "tumblehome" design of around 16,000 tons with two long-range guns and 128 missile tubes was selected as the DD-21, the Destroyer for the 21st century; the program ended in November 2001, with a version of the DD-21 emerging as the DD or Zumwalt class destroyer. It was envisaged that the DD-21 hull would be used for a future air defense cruiser, which eventually evolved into the CG program; the origins of SC-21 lie in the realization by Admiral Joseph Metcalf III that new technologies such as vertical launch missiles permitted a complete rethink of warship design. He established Group Mike, to study the possibilities. Group Mike sponsored two studies in 1987: the Ship Operational Characteristics Study and the Surface Combatant Force Requirement Study; these studies sought to identify the operational characteristics required of an escort ship and estimate how many such ships were required by the fleet.

Since it was expected at that time that the Navy would be fighting prolonged campaigns in the Norwegian Sea, SOCS put an emphasis on ships' continuing ability to fight after an initial Soviet attack. This in turn called for larger, more survivable escort ships than had been the norm, around 12,000 tons, for networking sensors and weapons together so that they could be used by the task force as a whole if an individual ship had their radar disabled. Survivability called for the bridge and Combat Information Center to be combined and "buried" in the heart of the ship, for the ship to use electric drive to distribute the engineering around the ship; this would provide more room for weapons as well as the scope for future weapons such as railguns and lasers. SCFRS suggested that the Navy should not replace the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate for convoy escort duties, but concentrate on building front-line combatants that could be assigned to less demanding convoy duties in their years. Both studies reported in 1989, but were immediately rendered obsolete by the conclusion of the Cold War.

The sudden disappearance of its greatest threat raised the prospect of Navy budget cuts as part of the peace dividend. Interest waned in big new designs like the SOCS ship. In 1992 the CNO ordered a 21st-century Destroyer Technology Study; this led to a new program called Surface Combatant for the 21st century, intended as a family of ships with a range of capabilities that would not fit old designations of "destroyers" and "cruisers". Meanwhile, strategy papers such as "FORWARD... FROM THE SEA" were redefining the Navy's priorities towards littoral warfare and the support of amphibious assaults inland, it seemed that land attack would be the most important mission for the new ships. Since the retirement of the Iowa-class battleships, there had been a Congress-mandated requirement relating to the Navy's capability for Naval Fire Support; the U. S. Marine Corps and the U. S. Navy maintained. While smaller caliber guns have been used for centuries in naval fire support large guns have special capabilities beyond that of mid-range calibres.

US battleships were re-activated three times after WWII for NFS, their 16 inch gunfire was used in every major engagement of the U. S. from WWII to the Gulf War. The battleships USS Iowa and USS Wisconsin were struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 2006, having been kept on in part to fill a naval fire support role; the SC-21 Mission Need Statement was approved by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council between September–October 1994. The Defense Acquisition Board approved the project on 13 January 1995, allowing the program to proceed to Cost & Operational Effectiveness Analysis; the SC-21 COEA had an unusually wide remit, studied a variety of designs from 2,500 tons to 40,000 tons. There were three main "concepts". Concept 1 looked at possible upgrades to existing vessels, Concept 2 looked at variations of existing designs, Concept 3 was for new ships: 2A: newbuilds of Arleigh Burke Flight IIA 2B: further update of the Burke design 3A: Power Projection Ship, Aviation Cruiser, Heavy Cruiser – most had 256 VLS cells and amphibious capability 3B: Littoral Combatant - Affordable multimission ship with 128 VLS.

Option 3B1 was closest to what became the Zumwalt class, with a pair of 64-cell VLS fore and aft and two standard 5" guns on a conventional flared hull of around 9,400 tonnes. A bigger hull would be required to enclose everything in a stealthy shape, to accommodate the much bigger AGS gun system. In a separate study in 1993, two French students had been assigned the design of a Large Capacity Missile Ship, a 20,000-tonner with 500 VLS cells filled with land-attack missiles; this design was inspired by a RAND paper in that year, which suggested a land invasion could be halted by destroying 20% of its vehicles with precision munitions. This would take several days with aircraft, but a surface ship with large numbers of land-attack missiles could achieve the same effect al


Chempanoda/Chempanod is a village towards the north east of Kozhikode district of Kerala in India. This place lies adjacent to the famous tourist spot Peruvannamuzhi. Chempanoda is an ideal tourist spot for people who love its beauty; this village is surrounded by two beautiful reveres famous for its pristine clear water and mountains to the east. People here are into farming business and are planters of rubber trees, coconut trees, areca nut trees etc; the road through the village leads to another village named Poozhithode, a hilly area of reserved forests. Peruvannamoozhi Dam and Surrounding areas Peruvannamoozhy, a scenic village located 60 km Kozhikode city, Kerala has been included in the list of eco-tourism destinations in Kerala with the Tourism Minister inaugurating the eco-tourism project here on 10 August 2008. Peruvannamuzhi Dam is one of the most beautiful dams in Kerala. An ecological hotspot in the Western Ghats, the eco tourism destination of Peruvannamoozhy is home to over 680 species of rare plants.

The facilities available here include wild animal rehabilitation centre, bird sanctuary, crocodile farm, snake park, spice garden and boating. The reservoir here provides facilities for rowboat cruises. There is a beautiful garden called Smaraka Thottam, built in the memory of the freedom fighters of the region. Uninhabited islands add to the charm of the place; the area is an ideal location for nature enthusiasts. The irrigation dam and the garden nearby are added attractions; as part of eco tourism initiatives, the following facilities have been created: What to do/Visit in Peruvannamoozhy Animal rehabilitation centre Bathing facility in river Bird sanctuary Snake park Trekking programmes Bamboo rafting speedboat and rowboat cruisesLocation of Peruvannamuzhi: The Peruvannamuzhi Dam is located 60 km from the Kozhikode city. You could reach here by taxi. Where to stay at Peruvannamuzhi: There are many rest houses and hotels surrounding the Peruvannamuzhi Dam, they would provide you best, traditional as well as modern food stuffs.

When to come Peruvannamuzhi Dam There is no particular season to come Peruvannamuzhi Dam. But it would be better to come here in summer seasons for boat riding. You should reach here before 6pm since the Peruvannamuzhi Dam closes by 6pm; the Peruvannamuzhi Dam is close on national holidays and Sundays. How to reach Peruvannamuzhi Dam 1) By Road: The Peruvannamuzhi Dam can be reached by road within two hours from Kozhikode city. 2) By Rail: The nearby railway station is Vatakara Railway Station. 3) By Air: The nearby airport is Karipur International Airport Crocodile farm Janakikadu Janakikadu is a thick forest which attracts thousands of tourists every year. There is a wide variety of birds in this forest. An ecological hotspot in the Western Ghats, the eco tourism destination of Janakikadu is home to over 680 species of rare plants. Pottiyapara This region offers immense scope for Trekking programmes; the area is an ideal location for nature enthusiasts. The 360° scenic view of the valley from the top of Pottiyapara is breathtaking.

Chempanoda has a humid tropicalclimate with a hot season extending from March to May. The average annual rainfall is more than 3500 mm.this is one of the highest rain fall region in Calicut district. Christians constitute majority of the population, followed by Muslim and Hindu communities respectively; the majority of the inhabitants are migrants from the Southern districts of Kerala. Kuttiyadi Perambra Vatakara Kozhikode Poozhithode Maruthonkara Mullankunnu St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Chempanoda Masjidul farooqe Masjid, Kurathippara IPC Hebron Pentecostal Church, Chempanoda St. Joseph's LP and UP School,Chempanoda St. Joseph's High School,Chempanoda Msgr. Raymond Memorial School, Chempanoda The Indian Institute of Spices Research has a campus in Peruvannamuzhi. There is one district agricultural farm at Koovapoyil. Ayurvedic Asupathri, Chempanoda Public Health Center, Peruvannamuzhi Chempanoda village connects to other parts of India through Vatakara town on the west and Kuttiady town on the east.

National highway No.66 passes through Vatakara and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Trivandrum; the eastern National Highway No.54 going through Kuttiady connects to Mananthavady and Bangalore. The nearest airports are at Kozhikode; the nearest railway station is at Vatakara. Proposed WAYANAD hairpin less road is passing through chempanoda