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Siphoning charges bizarre Indiabulls

first_imgMumbai: Refuting charges of misappropriation of around Rs 98,000 crore by its Chairman Sameer Gehlaut and other directors, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IBHFL) has said that the allegation is “bizzare” and is meant to malign the reputation of the company.The statement comes after a plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday seeking legal action against Indiabulls Housing Finance, Gehlaut and the directors for the alleged misappropriation of public money. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsThe petition alleged that money worth thousands of crores were siphoned off by Gehlaut and the directors of the firm for their personal use. “The total loans on the books of Indiabulls Housing are approxRs 90,000 crores. The allegation of siphoning-off Rs 98,000 crores is bizarre,” the company said in a regulatory filing. The company said that a racket of blackmailers has been trying to extort money from Indiabulls over the last two months threatening to write complaints to various government departments alleging siphoning off of Rs 55,000 crore if Rs 10 crore was not paid to them, following which the company filed an FIR on June 4. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefIt further said that one of the people involved in the blackmail was arrested on June 7. Following the arrest, the group of people involved floated another complaint enhancing the amount concerned to Rs 98,000 crore, it said. The company said the writ petition is a “desperate attempt” to malign its reputation. Indiabulls Housing Finance also mentioned that the petitioner had bought four shares in the company a month back. Meanwhile, shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd dropped 8 per cent on Tuesday following allegations of siphoning off Rs 98,000 crore of public money. The scrip plunged 7.97 per cent to close at Rs 674.65 on the BSE. During the day, it tumbled 8.77 per cent to Rs 668.70. On the NSE, shares of the company tanked 8 per cent to close at Rs 674.15. As many as 25.70 lakh shares of the company were traded on the BSE, while over three crore shares changed hands on the NSE.last_img read more

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PM to interact with people through video conference tomorrow: Tiwari

first_imgNew Delhi: With campaigning for Lok Sabha 2019 in full swing, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari addressed a press conference on Friday, announcing that Narendra Modi will be organising a conversation with the people of India on Sunday, as part of the “Main Bhi Chowkidar Hun” campaign. He said that Modi will be speaking to people at 500 different locations from the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi through a video conference.Tiwari added that Modi has continuously worked for the development of all sections of society with the motto “Sabka saath, Sabka vikas” in mind. He said that this has resulted in widespread respect for him among the people of the nation. Tiwari mentioned several schemes brought by the Modi government in the last five years, such as the Saubhagya Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, and the Swacch Bharat Mission. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”All sections of the country including doctors, engineers, lawyers, farmers, housewives, children, senior citizens, journalists, social institution, and especially the youth have connected with the #MainBhiChowkidarHun campaign and given a strong reply to the parties with negative politics,” he said. Speaking to journalists, the north-east Delhi MP said that it is Rahul Gandhi’s nature to make baseless arguments. He said that under Gandhi’s leadership, Congress has developed a habit of lying to citizens and abusing the country’s Prime Minister. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsTiwari also levelled allegations against the INC and its President, saying they were the ones to introduce dynastic politics in the country and that every Congress leader despite promising to remove poverty, has ensured that the poor are removed instead. Tiwari further said that citizens took offence when Rahul Gandhi called Narendra Modi ‘chowkidar’, and as a result have taken it upon themselves to say: “Haan Main Bhi Chowkidar Hun”.last_img read more

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Lufthansa to Launch Frankfurt-Marrakech flight in October

Marrakech  – German Lufthansa carrier will start next October a new direct flight between Frankfurt and Marrakech.Lufthansa will service two weekly flights between Frankfurt and Marrakech with an Airbus A320 aircraft.Lufthansa already operates flights between Germany and Marrakech through its low cost affiliate Germanwings, in addition to its regular flights between Casablanca, and Frankfurt, Cologne and Bonn and other flights to Tangiers.

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Shark fins smuggled from Sri Lanka to Hong Kong via Singapore Airlines

More than 70 million sharks are killed every year, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Huge quantities of fins are exported annually to Hong Kong and most are then sent on to mainland China. The airline added it had “sent out a reminder to all our stations” to conduct sampling checks on shipments made under the label “dried seafood” to ensure they did not contain shark fin.Sea Shepherd called for the Hong Kong government to tighten rules to combat wildlife crime and close loopholes which allow endangered shark fins to slip past inspections.Hong Kong has an unenviable reputation for trading in several controversial, banned or endangered commodities including ivory, shark fin, rhino horn and tiger parts. Critics routinely accuse the territory of failing to do enough to stamp out such practices. “Singapore Airlines are yet another victim of these shark fin smugglers, who deceived the airline by declaring the shipment as ‘dried seafood’ to skirt the airline’s internal booking checks,” said Gary Stokes, Asia director for Sea Shepherd Global.Singapore Airlines, which banned the shipment of shark fin in 2014, said it had blacklisted the shipper. It included fins from endangered whale sharks hidden among legal fins to avoid detection, the group said. Fins from endangered species require a special permit to be exported. Environmental campaigners said a hidden shipment of shark fins including some from endangered species had been shipped to Hong Kong via Singapore Airlines, despite a ban by the carrier, the AFP news agency reported.Hong Kong is one of the world’s biggest shark fin trading hubs and it remains readily available in seafood stores and restaurants, despite pressure from conservationists and bans by some airlines and food outlets. US environmental group Sea Shepherd said the 989 kilogram (2,180 lbs) shipment had arrived in Hong Kong earlier this month from Colombo in Sri Lanka, via Singapore. Hong Kong’s consumption of sharks’ fin soup has dropped over the years as activists campaign against the trade.The government in 2013 said it would stop serving sharks’ fin soup at official functions as “a good example”.Flag carrier Cathay Pacific banned the carriage of shark fins on all its flights in 2016. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Alberta minimum wage regulation passes

(Stock photo: FreeImages.com) Alberta minimum wage regulation passes by Jonathan Muma with files from the Canadian Press Posted Sep 13, 2016 7:22 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It’s now official and on the books.Alberta’s minimum wage will be going up to $15 an hour by 2018.The hikes will be done in stages beginning in three weeks, on Oct. 1.At that time, the minimum wage will rise a dollar, to $12.20 an hour which is the highest among all provinces, though Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are still higher.Then, it will rise $1.40 in October 2017 and again in 2018.Labour Minister Christina Gray says cabinet has passed the required regulation for the hike, fulfilling a promise made by Premier Rachel Notley’s government.“One of the things we heard strongly from many of the stakeholders, including business, was the desire for certainty and to know what was coming. And in July we laid out the plan for all three years and now we’ve enacted that plan,” she explained, adding it’s about delivering a fair wage to low-end earners and their families.“People who are working full-time jobs and are still not able to make ends meet,” said Gray. “We know that Alberta has the highest percentage of food bank use of working people.”The only way the hike can be rescinded is by another order from Notley’s cabinet or by the next government. read more

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Behind the scenes of the Goodman expansion

As work continues to progress well on the Goodman School of Business expansion, Andrew Gaudes is most looking forward to the sense of community the completed project will create.The new Goodman Dean led The Brock News on a behind-the-scenes tour of the construction site Tuesday, Aug. 22, sharing his thoughts on the facility and its future potential.“I think what we’re going to see is a place that has a gravitational pull for the business programs, for the business faculty, students, staff and the business community,” Gaudes said after a detailed walkthrough of the building. “They’re really going to have a sense of place when it’s completed in January 2019.”The $22-million project is a combination of new construction and an ambitious overhaul of Goodman’s existing layout and facilities. It includes 79,000 square feet of new and renovated space, six new and nine renovated classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, a large two-storey engagement atrium, five employer interview rooms and the Bloomberg financial research lab, as well as additional study, research and office space.Gaudes described the atrium, with a perimetre made of glass, as the “heart of the school.“It’s going to be a major space for receptions, public events and speaking opportunities,” he said, while also emphasizing the role it will play as a hub of activity for students.The space will be the first exposure many visitors have to Goodman and will include a sizeable video wall used for promoting events on campus and in the business community. Visible from outside the building at night, the screens will create “a real buzz coming from the business school that never existed before,” Gaudes said.He believes all components of the expansion will add up to create an environment people will want to return to.“A business school is about collaboration. It’s about water-cooler moments, gathering spaces, discussions and group meetings,” he said. “That’s what creates belongingness, retention, a sense of cohort and appreciation for the school and institution where you’re studying.” read more

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Football Ohio State defensive end Jalyn Holmes exits the game with apparent

Senior defensive end Jalyn Holmes (11) waits in between plays during the 2017 season opener vs. Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorLINCOLN, Nebraska — Ohio State senior defensive end Jalyn Holmes was forced to leave with an apparent injury with 6:11 remaining in the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Nebraska Saturday night. At the time, Ohio State led 49-7.Holmes was able to walk off the field and into the locker room with his arms draped over members of the training staff. Holmes has been listed as a co-starter at defensive end all season, and has also helped fill in at defensive tackle following the injury to redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones that caused Jones to miss the Rutgers and Maryland games. read more

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Bruce Springsteen will be on tomorrow nights Late Late

first_img Share1898 Tweet Email2 Short URL By Cianan Brennan Bruce Springsteen will be on tomorrow night’s Late Late When Tubser met the Boss. 35 Comments 26,422 Views http://jrnl.ie/3061453 Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 5:23 PM Blood Brothers – Ryan Tubridy and Bruce Springsteen Source: RTÉONE OF IRISH people’s favourite musicians, Bruce Springsteen, is set to make an appearance on tomorrow night’s Late Late Show on RTÉ.Springsteen, who visited Ireland in May for two sold-out concerts at Croke Park, has a new biography out, Born To Run.However, the Boss won’t be making the trip to Montrose.It’s one of the very few times the Late Late has gone on tour (Gay Byrne upped sticks for London in 1989 to meet up with actress Jane Fonda) – this time the show is hitting London once more for its audience with Springsteen.Of the London trip, host Ryan Tubridy said: “we hope that people will roll with it because we felt he was someone worth chasing.”“When the Boss comes calling, you just can’t say no.” Source: RTÉThe Irish people have a particular love of Bruce Springsteen, and him for us, and people will see that in the interview.It’s set to be a bumper night for Tubridy, with BBC royalty Jeremy Paxman and Irish medal-winning Olympian Rob Heffernan also landing themselves in the interview hotseat.Read: Head of the OCI’s Crisis Management Committee resignsRead: The amount of salt in our food is dropping – but we still eat too much of it Nov 3rd 2016, 5:23 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Gattuso before clash against Juve We must play as a team

first_imgGennaro Gattuso is well aware that Juventus is a strong team, but he backs his boys in the match against the championsThe weekend gives a classic Italien encounter when AC Milan face Juventus.Although The Old Lady is way ahead of Milan in the table coach Gennaro Gattuso is confident that his team will match the reigning champions:““Those who were away with their national teams came back more relaxed. We needed this break. I see my players with great motivation.”“Juventus are a great team, unbeatable for the last six years. I am confident we will play a great game tomorrow and that Juve will have a hard time against us.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We have to be humble and respect our opponents who are stronger than us. We must play as a team. There’s a lot at stake and we are not allowed any false step.”“We have prepared two or three different tactical solutions based on how Juve will play. They have a winning mentality, fear nothing and are used to playing these games. They won’t be thinking about the UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid.”“Conti is now in the USA and we still don’t know whether he needs to undergo a small procedure. He is a great asset for our team and for the club. His teammates and I will all be here waiting for him.”“If we manage to do well in both the offensive and the defensive phase, we can do well against Juve. If we try to defend only, then it’s going to be tough,” he said according to calciomercato.com.last_img read more

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Works projects awarded nearly 3 million in fix ups approved

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Jun 2015 – Around 2.8 million in infrastructural contracts were approved by TCIG at in recent months for works on three different islands in the archipelago. Largest of the lot is a $2.65 million dollar contract awarded to JACA TCI Ltd for phase two work on the North to Middle Caicos causeway. Over $97,000 was awarded to Unlimited Contracting of Bottle Creek, North Caicos for the refurbishment of Blue Hills docks and there is a nearly $40,000 contract awarded to L&L Construction of South Caicos to fix the roof at the police station on that island; that was granted mid-May. Also getting approved in mid-May is the installation of shutters for the All Saints Missionary Church in Provo, which is a designated shelter – that will cost just under $30,000. Related Items:jaca ltd, l&L construction, unlimited contracting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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KPBSD Contract Negotiations Set To Resume

first_imgDavid Brighton, KPEA President: “We have three sticking points with the District. The first is that we need to remove the healthcare cap. The second is we can’t agree with the district who says we’ll sign off on a contract now and figure the details out at the healthcare committee later. We need to know what the healthcare benefits are going forward. And finally we need to be sure that employees will take home a paycheck and not be forced to write a check to the district for the cost for their healthcare.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association still remain without a contract after their last bargaining session which took place over a month ago. Contract negotiations are set to reconvene on August 13 with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The associations voted on May 22 to authorize a strike over rising healthcare costs. The strike will take place this fall unless an agreement can be reached with the School District. KPBSD offered ideas for a new contract at the meeting on June 11, which took place just weeks after the two associations voted to strike. Both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association have been in negotiations with the District since February of 2018.last_img read more

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Born without hands this brave Kerala girl scores A in SSLC writing

first_imgBorn without hands, Devika faced life as a challenge to come out successfully clearing her SSLC exams with A .In a world where people with two hands find it hard to pass successfully in examinations, Devika, a brave girl from Kerala has proved that sheer determination and passion are enough to be successful in life. This young girl from Kerala has no hands, but she grabbed A+ in all subjects in the state SSLC examinations after writing with legs.A news report published in Mathrubhumi reveals that Devika is the student of CBHS school, Vallikkkunnu, Kozhikode. Divya born to Sajeev and Sujitha, had no hands since birth. However, her parents asked her to face life as it comes by and encouraged her to write using legs.Soon Devika became an expert in writing everything using legs. Apart from her parents, teachers and students in her school also encouraged her to chase her dreams despite her serious physical inability. It should be noted that physically handicapped students have the privilege to use scribe while writing examinations, but Devika never used the offer and completed all the examinations writing on her own.For two papers, she used the permitted extra time, but in other papers, she completed the written examination just like any other normal student with no extra time given to persons with disabilities. Interestingly, Devika has now grabbed full A+ without any grace marks.Apart from writing, Devika is also an expert in picture drawing using her legs. Recently, Devika’s drawings were featured in a special exhibition for children with special needs at the Swapnachithra Arts Gallery, Kozhikode.Devika is now planning to take Humanities subject for her +2, and she wants to become a civil service officer in her life. Devika’s father Sajeev is working as a civil police officer, and her brother Goutham is studying in the fourth standard.Devika’s life is undoubtedly an epitome for everyone, and such children are a real encouragement for all the other special needs children who consider disabilities the end of their lives.last_img read more

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F16 Jet Catches Fire Crashes During Takeoff In Houston

first_imgOfficials say a pilot ejected from an F-16 fighter jet that caught fire and crashed during takeoff from Ellington Airport in Houston while on a training flight.Authorities say the pilot was treated for minor injuries following the crash around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The cause of the fiery accident is under investigation. The pilot’s name wasn’t immediately released.A statement from the North American Aerospace Defense Command says the plane was from a detachment of the Oklahoma Air National Guard’s 138th Fighter Wing. The jet was assigned to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, which includes the Texas Air National Guard’s 147th Reconnaissance Wing.A city statement says Ellington Airport, part of the Houston Airport System, was evacuated for several hours Wednesday amid the initial investigation. Sharelast_img read more

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Clevvers Joslyn Davis Lily Marston Launch Their Own YouTube Media Venture EXCLUSIVE

first_imgAccording to Davis, she was one of the few Defy Media employees who wasn’t pink-slipped when the company folded last November after failing to find a buyer or new financing. After Hearst bought Clevver in February, Davis inked a limited contract to work five days over a three-month period. Now she’s focused full-time on Shared Media. She didn’t rule out future appearances with Hearst-owned Clevver and added, “Regardless, I’m going to be the biggest cheerleader of the Clevver brand. It’s something strong, with a dedicated audience.”On the newly launched Shared Channel, Davis and Marston will invite fellow YouTubers into the studio to make collab videos, running the gamut from creators with 50 subscribers to millions, according to Davis. They expect to produce one or two videos each week. “It’s content our audience has asked for over the years,” she said. Among the first their first guests is vlogger Remi Cruz, aka MissRemiAshten.Shared News, which soft-launched last week, is being run by host/producer Renee Ariel (previously of ClevverNews and Trendy), assistant producer/reporter Fiona Zaring, and executive producer Lisa Hiser, former head of ClevverNews who previously has worked for celebrities including the Jonas Brothers. Davis and Marston also plan to pop in on the Shared News channel from time to time.The Shared Media team. Front row: Joslyn Davis (left) and Lily Marston. Back row (l. to r.): Lisa Hiser, Fiona Zaring, Jorge Maldonado, Renee ArielDavis joined Clevver way back in 2008 — when the startup was shooting video out of Maldonado’s garage — after she tried to break into TV news. Marston started at Clevver Media in 2012 as an intern for Davis, before working her way up to being a producer and host for ClevverTV.Davis acknowledged the challenges involved in getting an independent, self-funded venture off the ground. “This is scary. We know that,” she said. Shared Media, operating from office and studio space in Culver City, Calif., is self-funded by the three founders with no outside investors for now. Davis and Marston have been teasing the launch of the venture for the last several days on social media and officially are announcing Shared Media in a video Friday. Related Hearst Magazines Plans Clevver Relaunch From New Production Studio at Santa Monica Airport (EXCLUSIVE) Shared Media expects to earn ad revenue through YouTube’s Partner Program and the company also is seeking brand-sponsorship deals. After years in the YouTube biz, the Shared Media team has become experienced running a lean operation, she added: “We have an understanding of what’s nice to have and what we can live without.”Another part of Shared Media’s mission to create a mentor-led incubator for emerging female YouTube talent with the aim helping them avoid burnout and develop sustainable careers. “We want to share the knowledge we have gained, so no one has to go through what we and our coworkers went through at Defy,” Davis said. “On a personal and professional level, it was so devastating what that put people through.”Another ex-Defy property, Smosh, was bought earlier this year by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal’s Mythical Entertainment.Watch the Shared Media launch video from Joslyn Davis and Lily Marston: ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Here’s the latest chapter in the saga of Clevver, the entertainment/lifestyle YouTube network marooned by the shuttering of former parent Defy Media and subsequently snapped up by Hearst Magazines.Two of the principal creatives behind Clevver — Joslyn Davis and Lily Marston — together with Clevver Media co-founder Jorge Maldonado have launched Shared Media, their own independent YouTube network. Like Clevver, the new venture will target millennial female viewers, with two channels: a personality-driven collab channel led by Davis and Marston, and one delivering daily dispatches on trending topics and entertainment news.“I’m done building things for other people,” Davis said in an interview with Variety. “Our goal is to create amazing content that is fueled by a female team — content that is made for, and by, women.” Hearst Magazines Buys Clevver’s Pop-Culture YouTube Channels After Defy’s Demise Popular on Variety last_img read more

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Alipurduar takes measures to ensure healthy food to residents

first_imgKolkata: The Alipurduar district administration is taking all possible measures to ensure that the residents get healthy and safe food after it received umpteenth number of complaints about food adulteration and unhygienic practices.”We have found that more than 99 percent of the hotels and restaurants based here are functioning only with trade licence. They claimed ignorance of the fact that they need to have the licence from the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for running their business. Moreover, in a number of hotels, the kitchens were found unhygienic and have become breeding grounds for rats, cockroaches and other insects. The food quality in a number of hotels was also a major cause of concern,” said Nikhil Nirmal, District Magistrate, Alipurduar. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe administration has already sealed 3 leading hotels for not possessing proper licence and adhering to food safety standards. Showcause notice was served right on the spot.A follow up raid was conducted on Wednesday and two more shops including a noted sweet shop was closed down for dishing out sweets of inferior quality.”In the sweet shop, we have found sweets with fungus that was ready to be served to the customers,” a senior district official said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe district administration has made arrangements for accepting on spot applications for FSSAI licences to ensure that no edible food is sold without valid licence which is mandatory as per law.”Our food division is buzzing with worried hotel owners making a beeline to get licences after the raid and stringent action taken by us. The kitchens of the hotels are also being overhauled apprehending punitive measures,” the DM added.It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the recently held administrative meeting at Alipurduar had directed the DM to take proactive steps to ensure that the residents get the right kind of healthy and safe food. A senior district official said as the post of food inspector was lying vacant in the Alipurduar civic body, the DM took initiative to rope in a food inspector from Jalpaiguri for supervising the raid on back to back Wednesdays in the district. The food drives were also videographed.”We have held meetings with the local business chambers and have made it clear that both trade licence from the local civic body and FSAAI licence are mandatory for food business. There should be no compromise with the quality of food,” Nirmalreiterated.last_img read more

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How walnuts can help control appetite

first_imgMunching on walnuts may help control hunger pangs, according to a study which found that the snack activates an area in the brain associated with regulating appetite. “It was pretty surprising to see evidence of activity changing in the brain related to food cues, and by extension what people were eating and how hungry they feel,” said Olivia M Farr from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the US. Walnut, the single-seeded stone fruit, is rich in omega-3 fats, protein, antioxidants, plant sterols, magnesium, copper, Vitamins A, D, etc. Consumption of walnuts suppresses your hunger. It makes you feel fuller for a longer duration thereby helping you in your weight loss trail. Researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe how consuming walnuts changes activity in the brain.They recruited 10 volunteers with obesity for two five- day sessions. A controlled environment allowed researchers to keep tabs on the volunteers’ exact nutritional intake, rather than depend on volunteers’ often unreliable food records.During one five-day session, volunteers consumed daily smoothies containing 48 grammes of walnuts. During their other stay in the clinic, they received a walnut-free but nutritionally comparable placebo smoothie, flavoured to taste exactly the same as the walnut-containing smoothie. Researchers noted that participants reported feeling less hungry during the week they consumed walnut-containing smoothies than during the week they were given the placebo smoothies.Specific hormones in the body help control appetite. Some hormones are responsible for signalling the body to eat, whereas others tell the body it is full, or satiated. Eating food rich in PUFAs, like walnuts, can influence the appetite hormones so that one can feel fuller for longer. Adding that appetite hormones play an important role in regulating how much an individual eats. Other foods rich in PUFAs include oily fish such as salmon and corn, grapeseed or canola oil. The control diet was comprised of 7% polyunsaturated fat, 15% monounsaturated fat and 13% saturated fat, compared to the PUFA-rich diet which was 21% polyunsaturated fat.While in the machine, participants were shown images of desirable foods like hamburgers and desserts, neutral objects like flowers and rocks, and less desirable foods like vegetables. When participants were shown pictures of highly desirable foods, fMRI imaging revealed increased activity in a part of the brain called the right insula after participants had consumed the five-day walnut-rich diet compared to when they had not.”This is a powerful measure. We know there is no ambiguity in terms of study results. When participants eat walnuts, this part of their brain lights up, and we know that is connected with what they are telling us about feeling less hungry or more full,” said Christos Mantzoros, professor of medicine at Harvard University in the US.This area of the insula is likely involved in cognitive control and salience, meaning that participants were paying more attention to food choices and selecting the less desirable or healthier options over the highly desirable or less healthy options, researchers said. When purchasing unshelled walnuts, one should avoid those with a rubbery or shrivelled appearance. Because walnuts turn rancid fairly quickly, shelled nuts should be kept in an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator, where they can keep for six months, or in the freezer, where they’ll stay fresh up to a year. Unshelled walnuts will keep fresh in any cool, dry location for six months. To preserve flavor and nutrients, avoid chopping nuts until you’re actually ready to use them.Walnuts are high calorie content food item. So one must be careful in how much they eat. Having given that warning, it is almost impossible to eat too many walnuts daily. A four ounce of walnut consumption will provide full requirement of daily fat content. The overall impact is on your weight. When the health of your heart is improved, inflammations are removed and diabetes is controlled, it must reduce weight.last_img read more

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Chrome may soon lazy load images and frames natively

first_imgChrome may soon lazy load images and frames natively by Martin Brinkmann on August 14, 2018 in Google Chrome – 21 commentsGoogle’s Chrome web browser may soon support the native lazy loading of images and frames. Company engineers implemented two flags in Chrome Canary, the cutting edge development version of Google Chrome, that users may enable to unlock the new functionality.Not all elements on a web page are of equal importance on load. The content that is visible to the user has priority over content that is displayed somewhere at the bottom of the page because it is not visible to the user.Lazy loading is not a new technique but it is used by some sites on the Internet to speed up the loading of pages. Instead of loading some elements on start, say images, lazy loading loads them when they are required or shortly before they are required.Think of images placed on page three of an article. While you could load them when the user opens the page in a browser, loading these images when the user is on page two might be beneficial to the page’s initial loading time.Related: Google tested heavy page warnings in Chrome recently.Lazy loading in ChromeChrome users who use Chrome Canary can enable the new lazy loading functionality that Google baked into the browser right now. Note that experimental flags may be removed by Google at any time and that there is no guarantee that functionality will be integrated into the browser.Tip: Load chrome://settings/help to check the version of the browser and whether it is Chrome Canary.Load chrome://flags/#enable-lazy-image-loading in the Chrome address bar.You need to set the flag to enabled to turn image lazy loading on in Chrome.Load chrome://flags/#enable-lazy-frame-loading.Enable the flag to turn frame lazy loading on.Restart the Chrome browser.Image lazy loading defers the loading of images until the user scrolls near them and the same is true for frame lazy loading (but for frames).How beneficial is lazy loading?Lazy loading supposedly improves page load times by blocking some elements from being loaded on page load and loading them when the user scrolls near them. Chrome’s implementation enables lazy loading for images and frames.Lazy loading is mostly useful for slow connections. I ran a quick test with both lazy load flags enabled and could not see a difference on a computer with a relatively fast 50 Mbit connection.If you are on a 5Mbit or slower connection, you may be able to see the benefits of lazy loading more clearly especially on image-heavy or frame-heavy pages.Lazy loading may save bandwidth for sites that implement it as well as images or frames may not get loaded at all depending on whether users scroll all the way down or exit the site while they are halfway through the page.I’m not sure how sites are handled by Chrome that already do lazy load some of their content. Will Chrome’s implementation spot these and disable native lazy loading or is there potential for conflicts?Now You: Do you think it is a good idea to implement lazy loading functionality in browsers?SummaryArticle NameChrome may soon lazy load images and frames nativelyDescriptionGoogle plans to integrate lazy loading functionality natively in the company’s Chrome browser to speed up the loading of web pages on slow connections.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Number of transgender people enrolled to vote doubles in India

first_imgEfforts to improve the lives of trans people and raise awareness about their human rights has been credited for the jump in voter numbers.The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) confirmed 4,552 trans people are registered to vote in Bangalore. That number is double than the most recent elections.One of the new registered voters is high profile trans activist Akkai Padmashali. She was able to register as a female voter for the first time in her life.Padmashali founded Ondede, an organisation dedicated to sexual minority rights and was one of the first trans people to marry in India.‘We had an interaction with the Election Commission, asking for awareness programmes for the community,’ she told The Hindu. GAYSTARNEWS- Bangalore a state in the south of India has seen a double in transgender voters. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img ‘The commission took up the initiative. From Ondede, we too have organised awareness programmes in coordination with the EC.’Padmashali recently grabbed the world’s attention when she asked former US President Barack Obama how she could fight the criminalization of homosexuality in India.‘I am a criminal,’ she started her question to Obama.[embedded content]Now they have to get out and voteAdvocates said while the increase in enrolments was great, trans people had to feel safe enough to actually go out and vote.One trans person said they had faced ridicule and discrimination when they went to vote in previous elections.‘I have had this experience while waiting in queues. People pass uncalled for comments,’ Anuradha told the Hindu.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Akkai Padmashali. | Photo: Facebook/Akkai Padmashali India’s National Congress president vows to decriminalize gay sexThis app is helping LGBTI people get to voting centers in TennesseeFor the first time, trans people will contest elections in PakistanRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/number-of-transgender-people-enrolled-to/last_img read more

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first_img Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems Regulatory Environment will Determine R&D ProductivityAccording to CEOs surveyed, FDA and regulation are the key issues affecting research and development. Eighty-one percent of CEOs also said that coverage and reimbursement issues are extremely important to the industry’s ability to advance biomedical research, innovation and investment in California.In addition, 80 percent of CEOs surveyed do not believe that FDA has the best regulatory approval process in the world, and three-quarters believe that within five years, another country could conceivably recreate the ecosystem that has made the United States the leading biomedical region in the world.”Sound public policy and managerial and operational improvements at FDA, along with responsible congressional oversight, will encourage biomedical innovation and, ultimately, job growth here in California,” said David L. Gollaher, Ph.D., president and CEO of the California Healthcare Institute. “Working collaboratively with other stakeholders, Congress, FDA and the biomedical industry can maintain the high standards of safety and effectiveness that address patients’ need, while improving our ability to attract investment and grow in 2012 and beyond.” News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Feature | January 12, 2012 Survey of Biomedical CEOs Finds Lack of Investment, Regulatory Environment Threaten Growth, Innovation MethodologyCHI and BayBio worked with PwC to collect and administer data for the 2012 CHI, BayBio, PwC California Biomedical Industry Survey. The survey was conducted in November 2011 and targeted approximately 100 companies that conduct business in California in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics or medical equipment.For more information: www.pwcglobal.com The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Biomedical Access to CapitalThe CEO Survey found that biomedical companies in California have been resourceful over the past year in seeking diverse funding sources, divided almost evenly among government grants, angel investors, venture capital and licensing agreements and partnerships.”Biomedical companies have long relied on government grants and venture capital to finance innovation, but funding sources are shifting and companies will need to adapt to a new reality,” said Tracy Lefteroff, national life sciences partner, PwC. “While venture capitalists and angel investors will continue to be an important source of funding, it has become increasingly difficult for biomedical companies to gain access to them. Alternative sources of funding are emerging, which highlight shifting opportunities and dynamics in life sciences innovation.”The CEO Survey found:Forty-four percent of biomedical CEOs surveyed said they will look to licensing agreements and corporate partnerships as a source of finance in the next 12 months, double the number of CEOs who last year said their companies are using this avenue for finance.Corporate venture funding, the investment of corporate funds into external endeavors, is expected to become a much more crucial source of funding to the industry, with 30 percent of CEOs surveyed saying they will tap corporate venture capital as a finance source in the next 12 months, versus only 10 percent who did so in the past 12 months.Though still only a small contributor to the finance equation, disease foundations/non-governmental organizations are growing as a funding source for 11 percent of CEOs who plan to use these funds in the next 12 months, versus only 4 percent who did last year.Access to capital is seen by CEOs as the most influential state policy issue to keep biomedical research, innovation and investment in California. Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of CEOs said that access to capital is extremely important, followed by (in order of importance) tax incentives for innovation (60 percent), corporate taxation (51 percent), workforce preparedness (47 percent) and duplicative regulation among various state and federal agencies (37 percent). January 12, 2012 – Access to capital, a burdensome and uncertain regulatory environment, and lack of innovation and productivity in research and development are the biggest threats to the biomedical industry’s growth over the next five years, according to biomedical company CEOs surveyed by CHI-California Healthcare Institute, BayBio and PwC U.S. The CEO survey found:Nearly three quarters (74 percent) of biomedical industry CEOs surveyed said their companies have had to delay a research or development project in the past year.Lack of funding was the top reason for project delays cited by private company CEOs, and accounted for more than one-third (40 percent) of delays by all public and private companies in the survey.Eight in 10 CEOs surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that the current U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory approval process has slowed the growth of their organization. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Findings of the CEO Survey reflect issues being discussed throughout the biomedical industry by executives gathering in California this week, and provide an early glimpse into the 2012 California Biomedical Industry Report, due in February. The report, published annually by CHI, BayBio and PwC, provides a snapshot of the biomedical industry in California, the largest biomedical cluster in the world and the source of the greatest number of products in clinical development.”As the center of biomedical innovation in the U.S., California’s biomedical industry is a national treasure,” said Gail Maderis, president and CEO of BayBio. “But the pace of R&D productivity and its global leadership position hang on the availability of capital to fund future innovation and a regulatory framework that is based on consistency and innovative technologies.” News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read morelast_img read more

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Vietjet connects Ho Chi Minh City with Cambodian capital Phnom Penh

first_imgVietjet connects Ho Chi Minh City with Cambodian capital Phnom PenhVietjet connects Ho Chi Minh City with Cambodian capital Phnom PenhVietjet has started selling tickets for the Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) route with prices starting from onlyVND199,000 (USD8.8 excluding taxes and fees). The new route will be put into operations as of November 24, 2017, looking to meet the trading and traveling demands between the two famous economic and financial hubs of Vietnam and Cambodia.The Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh route will be operated daily roundtrip with the flight time of 45 minutes per leg. The flight departs from Ho Chi Minh City at 17:35 (local time) and arrives in Phnom Penh at 18:20 (local time). The return flight takes off in Phnom Penh at 19:30 (local time) and arrives in Ho Chi Minh City at 20:15.The promotional tickets for this new route are available for booking within the golden hours from 13:00 to 15:00 daily at www.vietjetair.com or at www.facebook.com/vietjethongkong. Payment can be easily made with debit and credit cards of Visa/ Master/ AMEX/ JCB/ KCP.Phnom Penh Capital is the largest city, and the political, cultural, trade centre of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Together with Siem Reap, Phnom Penh attracts a lot of tourists with the many magnificent Khmer architectural buildings, typical cultural styles and many exquisite handicraft shops.With its high-quality services, special low-fare tickets and diverse ticket classes, Vietjet offers its passengers enjoyable flights with a dynamic and friendly flight crew, comfy seats, delicious hot meals and other special surprises served by the airline’s friendly and beautiful flight attendants.Source = Vietjetlast_img read more

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