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‘Am I drunk Enough’? Study finds out how Young Adults decide whether they are too drunk or not!

The study revealed that after attaining a level of drunkenness youngsters may also switch to a non-alcoholic beverage at different times

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New York, October 18, 2016: College students go on drinking until they attain a certain level of drunkenness, after which they adjust the pace of their drinking by sipping as opposite to gulping in the beginning, a study has found.

Young people decide whether they’ve had enough to drink the same way the cruise control on a car “decides” whether to accelerate or hit the brakes, the researchers explained in the study that aims to analyse drinking behaviour the way engineers might analyse a mechanical system.

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“The way the students made decisions about drinking actually resembled the single most common feedback controller that’s used in engineering,” said Kevin Passino, engineer at the Ohio State University.

“It’s called a proportional-derivative controller, and it measures how far a system has moved from a particular set point and adjusts accordingly. It’s the same as cruise control on a car,” Passino added.

The study revealed that after attaining a level of drunkenness youngsters may also switch to a non-alcoholic beverage at different times throughout the night to maintain the initial level of drunkenness.

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Analysing the high-risk drinking behaviour among college students via engineering methods might reveal relationships among complex factors that would otherwise remain hidden, said John Clapp, a professor at Ohio State.

“We’re looking for the best points to intervene strategically so that we can aid a person in their decision-making and potentially derail problematic behaviours,” Clapp said.

A team of social workers and engineers at the university used mathematical models to help explain the factors that drive alcohol consumption.

They performed portable alcohol breath tests, and over several studies, they accumulated data of blood alcohol content (BAC) — a percentage measure of alcohol in the blood — on nearly 1,500 students.

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At the start of the evening, the researchers quizzed the students about how drunk they intended to get, and then they tested the students’ BAC several times over the following hours.

The data showed that students who reported wanting to feel “buzzed” adjusted their consumption to maintain a BAC around 0.05, while those who said they planned to get “very drunk” averaged around 0.1.

The results appear in the journal IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. (IANS)

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)