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India vs Sri Lanka: Kedar Jadhav ruled out of ODI series

first_imgTeenaged all-rounder Washington Sundar was on Saturday drafted into the India squad replacing injured Kedar Jadhav for the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday.Jadhav suffered a hamstring injury during training at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday, following which the Tamil Nadu all-rounder was named as a replacement.”The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Washington Sundar as replacement for Kedar Jadhav for the ODI series against Sri Lanka,” the BCCI said in a statement.”Jadhav suffered a left hamstring injury during training on Friday and will undergo scans. The BCCI Medical Team will continue to monitor him,” the statement added.The men-in-blue will be led by Rohit Sharma after regular skipper Virat Kohli was given a break, keeping in mind the challenging South Africa tour, later this month.India squad for ODI series: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Washington Sundar.last_img read more

OnePlus 7 Pro should be your next smartphone and there are 7 good reasons for it

first_imgOf late, a number of premium phones have been launched in India. And many of these are the phones that people tend to call “affordable premium” phones. These are the kind of phones that tend to give users premium experience and high-end features at prices that are closer to Rs 50,000 instead of Rs 80,000. The OnePlus 7 Pro is one such phone, and we believe it’s the best of the lot. This is exactly what we said earlier when we reviewed the OnePlus 7 Pro in May after its launch. And this is particularly accurate now when the phone has received several key software updates, which have not only fixed a few bugs but have also improved its camera performance significantly.It will not be amiss to say that with the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus has outdone itself. Compared to other premium phones that stress on this feature or that, OnePlus has stayed true to its motto of delivering a polished user experience that goes beyond the specifications list.So here is the key bit: If you have your wallet out as you look for the next premium phone, may be take a good look at the OnePlus 7 Pro. We give you seven reasons why this is the phone to buy.1. First things first: A phone that you are using needs to look good. It needs to look slick and sophisticated, and more so when you are spending some good money to buy them. The OnePlus 7 Pro with its svelte looks does just that. With the curved edges and an almost bezel-less display, it looks futuristic as well as elegant at the same time. Not many flagship phones can pull that off easily.advertisement2. The OnePlus has one of the best displays ever seen in a phone, even if some may not call it the absolute best. And that matters because the display of a smartphone is the sole point of interaction with the user. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the only flagship phone in 2019 to sport a display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. This means that whatever you do on the phone looks smoother than usual. Coupled with a 2k resolution and a brilliant AMOLED screen, you probably can’t get a better viewing experience anywhere for now.3. OnePlus has always been synonymous with effortless performance and the OnePlus 7 Pro is a perfect embodiment of that. It gets the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip and a very fast UFS 3.0 storage. Therefore, this phone can handle anything you throw at it, whether it be high-res games or augmented reality stuff. To know more about the performance, check out our gaming review of the OnePlus 7 Pro.4. Great user experience has been core to every OnePlus smartphone and the OnePlus 7 Pro takes it up to the next level. OnePlus custom Oxygen OS, based on Android, is by far the cleanest and most neatly laid-out iteration of Android. This is a user interface that will help you with your stuff instead of requiring you to learn its ways. There’s no unnecessary bloatware and the elegant layout easily makes the OnePlus 7 Pro the easiest flagship phone to live with.5. Let’s talk about the camera now. When the OnePlus 7 Pro was launched, we heard from the company that it scored 111 points in DxOMark tests. This is a very high score, and seemed appropriate, given the camera hardware in the phone. When we reviewed the phone, we found two things- the camera set up in the OnePlus 7 Pro is very versatile and fun to use, and, the performance was very good but not exactly what the DxOMark score hinted at. Two months later, things have changed.First, the versatility part. The OnePlus 7 pro cameras are fun to use. In this phone, you get a main 48-megapixel Sony camera. Then there is an 8-megapixel telephoto camera that gives users the option to click zoomed in photos, and it is accompanied by a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera that works best for shots where you need wide view or some creative perspectives.The performance of the OnePlus 7 Pro, two months after it launch, is much better because of the software update it has received. This is the same camera software that DxOMark used to test the OnePlus 7 Pro but came to users just a few weeks ago. And while trying the OnePlus 7 Pro with this new update, we can understand why DxOMark gave the phone a score of 111 points. The colours, level of details and overall image acuity is much better with the OnePlus 7 Pro now. In fact, the cameras in the OnePlus 7 Pro are now right up there with what you get in phones like the iPhone XR and the Galaxy S10.advertisement6. Fast charging in a OnePlus phone is a feature everyone loves. And charging in the OnePlus 7 Pro is even faster. Its big 4000mAh battery lasts a day with ease, and when you need to fill it up, the Warp Charge 30 fast charging does its magic quickly and efficiently.7. Finally, the price. The value of the OnePlus 7 Pro remains unmatched. The phone’s price starts from Rs 48,999 and at this kind of price, you don’t get the smartphone experience or features that OnePlus 7 Pro offers in any other phone.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro camera tested again: The new update makes it much better, more reliableALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro review: The OnePlus phone that is near perfectALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro gaming review: More than enough power with goodness of extra smooth 90Hz screenlast_img read more

Students ask drivers to slow down in school zones

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With school now back in session, students are asking drivers to slow down when driving in school zones.As part of Spring Break activities, Fort St. John RCMP frontline officer Constable Cory Dumont, in partnership with the Pomeroy Sports Centre Spring Break Camp, worked with students to have them create various posters encouraging the public to slow down and obey all stop signs in school zones for the safety of all students.RCMP are reminding drivers that the fines for speeding are higher in school zones in efforts to deter speeders from putting the lives of children, parents, and other motorists at risk. When a driver is exceeding the regular speed limit by less than 21 km a violation ticket can be issued for $138 but in a school zone that fine is $196.When a driver is exceeding the regular speed limit by 21 to 40 km/h a violation ticket can be issued for $196 but in a school zone, it is $253.Traffic fines for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian can be issued for $167.Constable Dumont and the students of Fort St. John wants to remind drivers to take extra care when getting back into the school routine to ensure that everyone makes it to their destinations safely.last_img read more

FAO calls for urgent action to mainstream gender in agriculture policy in

Of the total women employed in the country, 29.7 percent are working in the agriculture sector (Department of Census and Statistics, 2017).  The majority of these women practice subsistence agriculture, which is considered part of the ‘small economy’.  Men engage in paddy farming and produce larger volumes of fresh produce of higher value for sale at markets. Empowering and enabling men and women to participate more effectively in agriculture can not only lead to agricultural productivity, rural poverty reduction, enhanced nutritional standards but also translate into improved well-being for their families, thereby building human capital for future generations. (Colombo Gazette) Only 16 percent of all owned land in Sri Lanka belong to women, and this limits their access to different agricultural assets and benefits such as subsidies, credit or irrigation water The key findings of the  Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural Sector in Sri Lanka commissioned by FAO Sri Lanka reveals that female paid agriculture laborers get less than their male counterparts receive, mainly due to women being unskilled. The lack of a substantial income source and absence of assets such as land for collateral make it difficult for women to access high value loans that enable them to invest in the higher volume agro-economy or move up the agriculture value chain such as operating a business. When training is available to women engaged in agricultural production, it is mostly geared toward establishing micro-enterprises (e.g. making sweets, snacks, home gardening etc.). The training does not make women familiar with modern methods of growing paddy or other high-value field crops and handling machinery to participate in higher value and higher volume agriculture.“The findings of the assessment indicate that gender mainstreaming is yet to be considered in policies, strategies and programmes within the agriculture sector of Sri Lanka,” said FAO Sri Lanka Policy Officer Itziar Gonzalez.  “There has been little research done to calculate at the national level the losses of productivity and reduced economic gains in agriculture due to gender inequalities and the added benefit that could be obtained if women were given the same opportunities as men to reach their full potential.”The FAO called on all concerned parties to close the gender gap in the agriculture sector in Sri Lanka and ensure that adequate budgetary provisions and allocations are made to carry out this review and implement changes. An extensive gender gap in the food and agriculture sector prevails in Sri Lanka despite women constituting a significant portion of the agricultural labour force, according to the Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural Sector in Sri Lanka released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).“Prevailing gender norms and discrimination often mean that women face an excessive work burden, and that much of their labour remains unskilled, unpaid and unrecognized,” said Nina Brandstrup, FAO Representative for Sri Lanka and the Maldives.  “In Sri Lanka as producers, female farmers face even greater constraints than their male counterparts in accessing essential productive resources and services, technology, market information and financial assets. These constraints endured by women, whether they work on small family farms or in small food enterprises, have an adverse impact on the productivity of the agriculture sector.” Sri Lanka has a history of segregated male and female Farmer Organizations (FOs), and this has not helped to have an equal and common platform for dialogue and decision-making. Discussions with communities and local authorities conducted under the assessment indicated that only 20 percent of any of the top three positions in mixed rural development societies are held by women.Women have less connections to influential networks and markets, which hampers their involvement in trade and commerce, making them less involved in commercial agriculture and medium-scale industries that provide higher levels of income/profitability. read more

Man robbed sprayed with irritant substance at ATM in Hamilton

(Stock photo)Hamilton police are investigating after a man was robbed and sprayed with an irritant substance while he was taking out cash at an ATM.Officers were called to the TD Canada Trust at 194 James St. South around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The victim told police he had been robbed by a group of people and sprayed with an unknown substance.The suspects stole money from the victim’s wallet before leaving the area. The man was taken to hospital for examination after complaining his eyes were burning.Police have not yet released suspect descriptions but say there may be four suspects involved in the robbery.Hamilton Police are actively looking in the area for video surveillance to assist with the investigation.Anyone with information that could help with this investigation is asked to contact police. read more

UN nuclear watchdog reviews antiterrorism action verification in general report

Stressing the Agency’s activities in nuclear security and protection against nuclear terrorism, Mr. ElBaradei noted that in the four years since the 11 September, 2001, attacks against the United States, the Agency has conducted more than 100 nuclear security field missions. Some 1,500 individuals from all regions have received IAEA training in measures related to preventing nuclear and radiological terrorism.”The results are tangible: strengthened physical protection at nuclear facilities; recovery and enhanced security for hundreds of high intensity radioactive sources; increased security awareness among responsible national officials; better cooperation among international law enforcement organizations; enhanced detection capabilities at border crossings; and improved preparedness for responding to incidents,” he said.On nuclear verification, the termination of inspections in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the investigation of clandestine nuclear programmes in Iran and the discovery of illicit nuclear procurement networks are among issues that “have put the spotlight on an unprecedented array of challenges to the non-proliferation and arms control regime.”Other factors include the failure to reach agreement at the 2005 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in May.Priorities for the coming years cited by Mr. ElBaradei include: universalizing the additional protocol that affords expanded rights of access; normalizing safeguards in Iraq; bringing the DPRK back to the NPT regime; providing the required assurances about Iran’s nuclear programme; and continuing to investigate the nature and extent of the illicit procurement network.In addition to addressing the security threat angle of IAEA’s mandate, the Director General’s report covered the full panoply of the Agency’s activities from health to agriculture to energy production.He highlighted the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) to help developing countries by mobilizing more resources to address personnel, infrastructure, technology and training needs in radiation therapy. Austria, he noted, had approximately one radiotherapy machine for every 270,000 people, while in most African countries the ratio is about one machine for every 10 million people, and some have no facilities at all.In food and agriculture the use of isotopes and radiation continues to yield rich results. In Peru, for example, a harsh local environment characterized by depleted saline soils and high altitudes has caused many crops to fail, but radiation mutation to create new varieties of barley and rice has increased productivity and income.As for energy production, Mr. ElBaradei noted that the past few years have seen a considerable change in attitudes. “Fast growing global energy demands, an increased emphasis on the security of energy supply, and the risk of climate change are driving a renewed consideration of nuclear power,” he said. read more

Striking Pearson ground crew vote against new offer

Striking Pearson ground crew vote against new offer Striking workers are seen picketing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday, July, 28, 2017. About 700 ground crew workers at Canada’s busiest airport are voting today on whether to accept a new contract offer and potentially end a four-week-long work stoppage.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 23, 2017 8:26 am MDT Last Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Striking ground crew workers at Canada’s busiest airport have voted overwhelmingly to reject the latest offer from their employer and will continue a four-week-long work stoppage.A spokesman for Teamsters Union Local 419 says the workers employed by Swissport vote 98 per cent to reject a new contract after turning down an offer by a wide margin in late July.“The first offer was rejected by 95 per cent so this is actually a stronger rejection,” said union spokesman Christopher Monette.“Swissport’s second offer to our members was almost identical to the first one. All they did was change a few details.”About 700 cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, and other ground crew workers employed by Swissport at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport have been on strike since late July.Swissport services 30 airlines at the airport, including Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa. Air Canada and WestJet are not serviced by Swissport.The ground crew strike has not significantly affected passengers, although the airport has been warning travellers that the labour disruption could affect some flights.Terms of the latest offer were not released but the company had said it was optimistic the workers would accept the deal.Their concerns have included pay and benefits cuts, scheduling issues, and what their union calls a lack of respect from Swissport managers.“We’re dealing with a company that is proposing and doing the same thing over and over expecting different results and that’s a slap in the face really to our workers,” said Monette.“This lack of respect was evident in the company’s first and second offers. They wanted to impose a three-year wage freeze on workers at the top of the wage scale. The problem is that’s actually the majority of workers at Swissport.” read more

McWilliams FTs lift Oregon State to 7068 win over Gamecocks

VANCOUVER — Katie McWilliams sank two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to give No. 9 Oregon State a 70-68 win over 13th-ranked South Carolina in the semifinals of the Vancouver Showcase on Friday night.McWilliams and Taya Corosdale led the Beavers (6-0) with 14 points apiece while Mikayla Pivec added 11. Te’a Cooper paced the Gamecocks (3-2) with 21 points and Alexis Jennings furnished 12.Oregon State led 37-29 at the half after Destiny Slocum drained a shot from half court at the buzzer.“It’s the coaching,” Oregon State coach Scott Rueck joked with fans after the game when asked for his thoughts on the buzzer-beater.The Beavers extended the lead to 61-46 on a 3-pointer by Kat Tudor with 6:32 left before the Gamecocks rallied.Cooper’s 3-pointer with 25 seconds left tied the game at 68.Following a timeout, Slocum tried to set up a final shot in the closing seconds, but she slipped near centre court while being guarded closely, retrieved the ball while on the floor and sent a high pass to McWilliams for an alley-oop. But she was fouled while going up for the ball, setting the stage for final two decisive free throws.BIG PICTUREOregon State: The Beavers continue to shows signs of being able to move up in the rankings.South Carolina: With the loss, the Gamecocks hurt their chances of moving back into the top 10.UP NEXTOregon State will play No. 1 Notre Dame in Saturday’s championship contest.South Carolina: The Gamecocks will meet Drake on Saturday in the game to decide the tourney’s third-place finisher.The Associated Press read more

Rape is rarely violent and doesnt merit a jail term claims Germaine

“Sex where there is no communication, no tenderness, no mention of love. We used to talk about lovemaking.” Greer claimed “the official position now is that 70 per cent of rape victims suffer PTSD and only 20 per cent of veterans”.She added: “At this point you think, what the hell are you saying? That something that leaves no sign, no injury, nothing, is more damaging to women than seeing your best friend blown up by an IED is to a veteran?” The 2018 Hay festival take place at Hay on Wye, Powys, Wales Most rapes don’t involve any injury whatsoever. We are told it’s one of the most violent crimes in the world – bull—-Germaine Greer The issue of consent should be removed from prosecutions, Greer said, and some cases could be treated as grievous bodily harm – a crime that carries a lighter sentence and would therefore not prove so off-putting to juries. “Where it’s his word against hers and the penalty is seven years or something, juries won’t convict,” she said.The #MeToo movement would have little effect, Greer suggested, and she believed Harvey Weinstein’s accusers would be picked apart in court.“Everybody thinks that the #MeToo generation is going to make such a big difference. It will be extraordinary if it makes any difference at all. Because they are still going to have to argue the issue of consent,” she said.  She went on: “Instead of thinking of rape as a spectacularly violent crime – and some rapes are – think about it as non-consensual, that is, bad sex. Rape is rarely a violent crime and should be punishable by 200 hours of community service, Germaine Greer has suggested, as she poured scorn on the idea that victims are left with post traumatic stress disorder.The feminist said the system must be overhauled because few cases that hinge on consent end in a conviction. She joked that the most suitable punishment would be for rapists to have an “R” tattooed on their hand or cheek.Greer was the victim of a rape when she was in her late teens – a violent attack in which she was repeatedly beaten.But she told an audience at the Hay Festival: “Most rapes don’t involve any injury whatsoever. We are told it’s one of the most violent crimes in the world – bull—-. Most rape is just lazy, just careless, just insensitive. Every time a man rolls over on his exhausted wife and insists on enjoying his conjugal right, he is raping her. It will never end up in a court of law.” She argued that we should stop “pathologising” rape and saying that it destroys women’s lives. “We haven’t been destroyed, we’ve been bloody annoyed, is what we’ve been. I reckon 200 hours of community service will do – would do me. I suggested a long time ago that maybe a little tattoo would be a good thing. Maybe an ‘R’ on your hand. I’d prefer it on your cheek.”It was “mad” that rape sentences could be heavier than those for attempted murder, she said, adding that “rape isn’t carried out by a specific group of criminals – a lot of it happens almost by accident”. But she explained: “In case you’re wondering whether with my apparently flippant attitude I actually have any understanding of the gravity of the crime of rape, I was violently raped days before my 19th birthday. I was beaten half-unconscious. “I was found wandering in the street very confused and rescued, thank God, because the people in the car were a man and a woman. If there had been four men in that car I don’t think you would have heard of me again.” The 2018 Hay festival take place at Hay on Wye, Powys, WalesCredit:Aled Llywelyn Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Scandalous One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests

first_imgSOCIALIST TD JOE Higgins has said that the presence of gardaí at water meter installation protests could lead to slower crime scene response times.Higgins said that victims of crimes such as domestic abuse may find it more difficult to get hold of gardaí while they are monitoring “peaceful” protests.“This is a scandalous waste of public resources,” he told Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald in the Dáil this afternoon.“The government is using the gardaí to force [water meters] on people.”Fitzgerald replied by saying that while peaceful protests have their “place in society”, other people have a right “go about their business” and work without interruption.“If you have a right to protest there is a responsibility not to breach the law … [The gardaí] support Irish Water in doing their statutory duty,” Fitzgerald said. Illegal connectionsShe added that the presence of gardaí was required in certain locations as a result of  ”makeshift and illegal water connections being installed”.Such unauthorised work could have compromised the water supply in the area.Fitzgerald added that the number of gardaí at water meter protests was “proportionate” to the number of protestors, stressing the force’s obligation to “uphold the rule of law and the safety of the public”. Frances Fitzgerald Source: Oireachtas TVHiggins said that water tax was a “a tax too far that people simply cannot carry” and called on the government to to scrap it as it is “discredited before it even begins”.“The means employed to implement it have no democratic mandate or moral authority,” he stated.In March, it was announced that his party was changing its name to ‘Stop the Water Tax – Socialist Party’.Read: Wheelchair-user hospitalised after incident at water meter protest in RahenyRead: Gardaí at the scene of water meter protest in Portlaoiselast_img read more

Portugal stick with Fernando Santos as head coach

first_imgThe Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have decided to retain Fernando Santos as the head coach of the national team, despite their early World Cup exitFollowing their triumphant campaign in the European championship two years ago, Portugal arrived at Russia with a new crop of young promising players beginning to emerge with their captain and all-time record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo still at the peak form.But the Navigators fell below expectations and, after finishing as Group B runners-up, they were handed an early exit after losing to Uruguay in the last-16.But, despite the disappointing World Cup campaign, FPF President Fernando Gomes has decided to retain Santos and they will now be turning their focus on to defending their European title in two years time.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“Everything has to go according to the plan. We decided to extend the contract of Fernando Santos till 2020 after our victory at Euro 2016. It was a well-considered decision,” said Gomes, according to FourFourTwo.“We understood all the perspectives and analyzed the problems, when we were making this decision. We took into account the fact that the World Cup would take place in 2018.”Since his appointment in 2014, Santos has since guided Portugal to their European triumph in 2016 and a third-place finish at the 2017 Confederations Cup.Portugal will now begin with their preparations for the UEFA Nations League, which begins in September.last_img read more

Pink Floyd rolls out plans for The Endless River first LP in

first_imgIt is the band’s first album since their 1994 album The Division Bell. It is mainly a four-sided instrumental album with one song Louder Than Words, which will include new lyrics by Polly Samson.The album from David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, be released on Columbia Records on 11 November. Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth, and Andy Jackson have produced it.Gilmour said the idea to bring The Endless River came when he and drummer Nick Mason started sorting through the music that they had made for Division Bell sessions with Rick, who died in 2008. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepen‘We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we’ve added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire,’ Gilmour said in a statement. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanMason said he was reminded of Rick a lot while working on the new music.‘The Endless River is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was,’ Mason said. The artwork of the album, of a man rowing on a ‘river’ of clouds was created by Ahmed Emad Eldin, an 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist.The tracks on the album include Things Left Unsaid, It’s What We Do, The Lost Art of Conversation, Night Light Autumn’68, Sum, Skins, Unsung, Anisina, Calling, Eyes To Pearls, Surfacing and Louder Than Words.last_img read more

Eat apple berries to cut flab

first_imgEating fruit, such as apples, pears, and berries, and vegetables that contain high levels of flavonoids, may be linked to less weight gain, finds a study.The findings of the study, which was published in The British Medical Journal, revealed that increased consumption of flavonoid subclasses was associated with less weight gain.Dietary flavonoids are natural compounds found in fruits and vegetables linked to weight loss, but most studies have looked at a particular flavonoid found in green tea, and have mostly been limited to small samples. This is the first study to examine the associations between consumption of seven flavonoid subclasses and weight gain in a large sample study of 124,086 participants based across the US between 1986 and 2011. The participants self-reported their weight, lifestyle habits, and any recently diagnosed diseases via questionnaire after every two years and also self reported their diet after every four years.Losing or preventing even small amounts of weight can reduce risk of diabetes, cancer, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, the study suggested.The scientists added that people may be able to maximise the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables by choosing those with high levels of flavonoids, such as apples, pears, and berries.last_img read more

Address drinking water crisis in the pockets Mamata

first_imgPurulia: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directed the district administration to address drinking water scarcity in some pockets in the region.Addressing the administrative review meeting here on Tuesday afternoon, she said a project to augment drinking water at an estimated cost of Rs 1,100 crore has been taken up and it will be ready by 2022. Once the project is ready, the drinking water crisis in Purulia during summer will be a matter of the past. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe also asked the District Magistrate to prepare a plan to supply drinking water in the drought-prone areas. “The District Magistrate should coordinate with other departments to ensure that people living in the drought-prone areas get drinking water in summer.” A Micro Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles (MSME) park will come up on 25 acre of land at Hura. District Magistrate Alokesh Prasad Das said he had sent the proposal to the MSME department. The Chief Minister said plates from saal leaves have a bright future which can be kept at the Biswa Bangla store as well. She asked the mask maskers to reduce the size of the Chau masks that are being sold. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”People now stay in flats and if the sizes of the masks are reduced, then more people will buy them and use them as room decoration pieces.” Banerjee also asked the district administration to expedite construction on Kisan mandis and criticised the nationalised banks for not giving credit to the farmers. She asked the cooperative banks to come forward and bail them out. The Chief Minister said Raghunathpur is coming up as an important trade centre as it is situated off the freight corridor. She warned that no attempt should be made to extort money from businessmen and said stringent action will be taken against those against whom charges of extortion will be proved. She urged people to lodge complaints with the administration against the extortionists. “I want to make this point categorically clear that no ration shop owner or anyone else will keep the cards of the beneficiaries. They will keep their own cards as no one has the right to keep them in their possession,” she said. The Chief Minister also maintained that many development works have been carried out throughout Bengal and it is the duty of the administration and the Trinamool Congress to make people aware of them. “The BDOs should visit the ICDS centres and intensify public contact.” She urged the Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samity members to build contact with the people. “Those who want to do politics staying in their homes have no place in this party. Go out and talk to the masses, listen to their grievances and try to resolve their issues.”last_img read more

WHS student athletes give back to community with day of service

first_imgBy Bonnie Adams, Managing EditorJulia French (r) led the event, along with assistance from Julia Desmond (l) and Samantha Stucchi Westborough – Westborough High School’s (WHS) student athletes have been busy over the past few weeks preparing for their soon-to-be here fall season. But on Aug. 20, they took a break from their practices to participate in what has become a beloved annual tradition – Rangers Give Back.Although Athletic Director Johanna DiCarlo and other administrators offer support and guidance, the day is organized by the students themselves.This year, rising junior Julia French, along with assistance from Julia Desmond and Samantha Stucchi, led the event.“Rangers Give Back is an opportunity for student athletes from WHS get to show their compassion for their community that does so much for them. They go to their old schools, help out at senior’s homes/senior centers around town, and this year we were fortunate enough to visit the Sugar Shack as well, all to ‘give back,’”  French explained.The morning of Aug. 20 started off warm and humid but the students were energized and ready for their assignments. Before they left, DiCarlo addressed them, reminding them of the day’s mission.“You have no idea the impact this day has,” she told the students. “You have the ability to make a huge impact not only on the town but also yourself.”After the students left for their assignments, DiCarlo praised the students who, she said, were always excited to participate in the event as a way to give back to the community.“The entire town of Westborough has always been so generous when it comes to the schools,” she said. “This is a way to give back and say thank you.”“Many of [the students] came back from vacation early just so they could participate today,” she noted.“It really is one of the best days of the year for us,” she added.French agreed with the AD.“One of the greatest components to this event is how it is very much student-led; all of the captains organize their teams and are in charge of completing the work given to them on their own. The kids really make an impact on the town, and this event is only possible because of each of their decisions to help out and make a difference,” she said. “It is an awesome feeling to witness all the hard work that the students put into this day and the appreciation received from the community.”Student-athlete assignments included: The cheerleading team made candy bags at The Sugar Shack with students from the BORO program.The volleyball team visited residents at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.The golf team mulched and the girls’ soccer team made up first day packets at the Mill Pond School.The boys’ cross country team mulched and did garden clean up school at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School.The field hockey team painted paw prints, mulched and gardened at the Annie E. Fales Elementary School.The boys’ cross country team mulched and the girls’ cross country made up first day packets at the J. Harding Armstrong Elementary School.Volleyball team members talk with a Beaumont FrenchVolleyball team members talk with a Beaumont French(l to r) Cheerleaders Izadora Oliveira, Ella Sung and Daphne Cabrera hold mugs of treats made at the Sugar Shackphoto/Bonnie AdamsMembers of the golf team work at the Mill Pond Adams(l to r) Aya Rhouat, Michelle Mihaiu, Anna Rhouat and Emma Hung weed at the Fales AdamsMembers of the cheerleading squad work with the BORO students at the Sugar LaPradJulia French addresses the students prior to everyone leaving for their FrenchDrew Stanton works at Mill Pond Frenchlast_img read more

The Latest Stormy Daniels renewing bid for Trump

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