I’m not Pakistan team’s dietician nor mother: Sania Mirza responds to scathing attack from Veena Malik

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 18, 2019UPDATED: June 18, 2019 14:01 IST Sania Mirza issued a stern reply to Veena Malik on TwitterHIGHLIGHTSIndia beat Pakistan by 89 runs on SundayVeena Malik was slammed by Sania Mirza after the former raised questions about Mirza’s parentingMirza later decided to take a break from TwitterWhile India beating Pakistan in World Cups is no news anymore, the aftermath of Pakistan’s defeat against their arch-rivals has left many at the mercy of unnecessary bashing and criticism. Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, who is married to Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik often finds herself at the centre of such storms. And after Pakistan’s loss on Sunday, it wasn’t any different for her.When pictures of Sania and Shoaib sitting in a Manchester restaurant ahead of the India-Pakistan clash, along with their new-born son surfaced on social media, Pak actress Veena Malik took to Twitter to point out to Sania that she was worried that such places are ‘hazardous’ for kids.”Sania, I am actually so worried for the kid. You guys took him to a sheesha place isn’t it Hazardious? Also as far as I know Archie’s is all about junk food which isn’t good for athletes/Boys. You must know well as you are mother and athlete yourself?”: tweeted Veena.Sania, I am actually so worried for the kid. You guys took him to a sheesha place isn’t it Hazardious? Also as far as I know Archie’s is all about junk food which isn’t good for athletes/Boys. You must know well as you are mother and athlete yourself? https://t.co/RRhaDfggusVEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) June 17, 2019The comment seems to have infuriated Sania and she shot back her stern reply by saying that she cares about her son ‘more than anyone else’.”Veena, I have not taken my kid to a sheesha place. Not that it’s any of your or the rest of the world’s business cause I think I care bout my son a lot more than anyone else does. I am not Pakistan cricket team’s dietician nor am I their mother or principal or teacher”: read Mirza’s reply to Veena.advertisementVeena,I hav not taken my kid to a sheesha place. Not that it’s any of your or the rest of the world’s business cause I think I care bout my son a lot more than anyone else does 🙂 secondly I am not Pakistan cricket team’s dietician nor am I their mother or principal or teacher https://t.co/R4lXSm794BSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 17, 2019Later Mirza seemed to have mellowed down and while trying to end the discussion she wrote: “Thank you for your concern though. Means a lot”To know when they sleep,wake up and eat ..thank you for your concern though .. means a lot https://t.co/R4lXSm794BSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 17, 2019Mirza, later announced that she was taking a break from the social media site by saying: ‘Twitter cracks me up.. and some ppl for sure .. you guys really need other mediums of taking your frustrations out ..peace out guys… it’s break time’.Twitter cracks me up and some ppl for sure .. you guys really need other mediums of taking your frustrations out ..peace out guys it’s break timeSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 17, 2019Also Read | Sania Mirza takes a Twitter break after being trolled for Pakistan’s loss vs IndiaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: I won’t be going back home alone – Sarfaraz Ahmed warns Pakistan teammatesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Sania MirzaFollow Shoaib MalikFollow Veena MalikFollow World Cup 2019 I’m not Pakistan team’s dietician nor mother: Sania Mirza responds to scathing attack from Veena MalikWorld Cup 2019: After Pakistani actress, Veena Malik questioned Sania Mirza’s decision to take her kid to a ‘bar’ in Manchester, the tennis star shot back by saying that she knows better how to take care of her sonadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

DARPA Subterranean Challenge sending robots to navigate map in mine tunnels

first_imgRobots from all over the world will compete to find objects in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Systems Competition, being held August 15-22 in mining tunnels under Pittsburgh. Among them will be a team led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, that features wheeled rovers, drones and climbing robots that can rise on pinball-flipper-shaped treads to scale obstacles.The DARPA competition is intended to develop technology for first responders and the military to map, navigate and search underground with obvious potential in the mining industry itself. But technology developed for the competition will also lay the foundation for future NASA missions to caves and lava tubes on other planets.“By investing in this competition, we are investing in our future,” said Leon Alkalai, manager of the JPL Office of Strategic Planning. “There’s no doubt that the next grand challenge for JPL and for NASA is to do more subsurface exploration.”JPL has partnered with Caltech, MIT and KAIST (formerly the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) to form the Collaborative SubTerranean Autonomous Resilient Robots Systems team (CoSTAR). CoSTAR is one of 11 teams that will compete in formerly operational mines managed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Mining Program.Because of the complexity of the terrain in the mining tunnels, the 60-member CoSTAR team has chosen to use several specialised robots instead of one. The fleet will work together to map the underground passages, navigate using artificial intelligence and locate objects like cellphones or heated mannequins hidden within the course.No humans are allowed in the tunnels; the team that uses its robots to autonomously map the most objects to within 5 m of their location will win the Tunnel Circuit, the first of four stages. This will be followed by the Urban Circuit in February 2020, the Cave Circuit in August 2020 and the Systems Final in August 2021. Teams competing in that final event have the opportunity to win up to $2 million in funding, according to DARPA.In the Tunnel Circuit, wheeled rovers and tanklike tracked robots will cover the ground, while flying drones will find out-of-reach objects. CoSTAR’s Drivocopter can do both, driving over difficult terrain and flying along cave walls and through ceiling openings. However, it won’t be used to identify and map items until the Urban Circuit.JPL teams have participated in previous DARPA competitions, most recently with Robosimian, a disaster-relief robot that is now being adapted to explore icy moons. The ape-like robot took fifth place in the 2015 DARPA challenge, which tested contestants on the ability to drive a vehicle, open a door and drill through drywall. But winning the DARPA challenge is not JPL’s main goal.“The big question for NASA is: Is there life beyond Earth? One of the main places to find answers to that question is subsurface environments because they are some of the most pristine locations, shielded from ultraviolet radiation and cosmic rays,” said Ali Agha, the Principal Investigator of CoSTAR’s team. “If there is life in the solar system, these are the most likely places to harbour it.”last_img read more