23 days agoBarcelona striker Suarez: Beating Inter Milan very, very valuable

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona striker Suarez: Beating Inter Milan very, very valuableby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuis Suarez was delighted with Barcelona’s fight-back for their Champions League win over Inter Milan.Suarez struck twice in the 2-1 victory.”It’s a very valuable victory against a direct rival,” Suarez said afterwards.”We reacted, in some ways, to correct the errors of the first half. We knew that if we kept playing that way then we could lose.”We were patient, and this is important because we created chances.”Suarez credited Ernesto Valverde with Barcelona’s stronger second half performance and the alterations the coach made at half-time.”He told us to be more organised when pressing,” Suarez said about his boss’s half-time team talk.”That’s why we have a coach, to correct these mistakes.”It’s also a compliment to the opponent because they have very quick players and they took advantage of the space we left.” last_img read more

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Coffee maker smashings end but Keurigs ad plans a mystery

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – While Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity called on his supporters to stop smashing Keurig coffee makers to protest a decision to stop advertising on his show, it remains unclear whether Keurig will actually return as a sponsor.Hannity and a liberal lobbying group’s effort to choke off his advertising are clearly making some corporations uncomfortable and loathe to be involved in a proxy political battle.After Keurig announced via Twitter that it would abandon Hannity’s show because of how he reported on stories about Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, some of the Fox host’s supporters began posting videos online smashing, blowing up or tossing coffee makers off a deck. Hannity called the action “hysterical” and showed some of the videos on his show.Then he read from a letter that Bob Gamgort, Keurig’s chief executive officer, wrote to his employees saying it was wrong to talk about advertising strategies publicly “outside of company protocols.”“I believe the CEO. I believe his sincerity here,” Hannity, who claimed to own five Keurig machines, said on his show Monday. He called for a “cease-fire” and urged supporters not to smash their Keurigs.But Gamgort’s letter never explicitly says what its advertising plans will be. “In most situations such as this one, we would ‘pause’ our advertising on that particular program and reevaluate our go-forward strategy at a later date,” he wrote.Keurig representatives did not return repeated messages on Tuesday and Wednesday asking whether it would resume advertising on Hannity’s show. The last Keurig ad on his show aired Nov. 2, while Green Mountain coffee, made by the same company, advertised last Thursday, according to Media Matters for America, the group that has been advocating an advertiser boycott of Hannity.Similarly, Volvo announced via Twitter on Monday that it had advised its media agency to cease advertising on Hannity’s show. But the tweet appeared to have been quickly deleted, and the company’s representatives also did not return messages seeking clarification on what its stance will be moving forward.Realtor.com tweeted on Saturday that it does not run ads on “Hannity” and would not in the future. The tweet was later deleted and Realtor.com later said it would advertise “across a broad range of networks, including Fox News and its top shows.”Other companies appear reluctant to be seen publicly as supporting a boycott, and similarly reluctant to be seen supporting Hannity. Nature’s Bounty and Hello Fresh both said they have not advertised on the show since the summer but have not discussed their reasons.Fox News had no comment on the advertisers.Media Matters has successfully promoted advertiser boycotts on past Fox personalities Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly. Hannity and his supporters have actively fought back, and companies have been caught in the crossfire. Hit hard by a backlash when it announced a Hannity boycott in the spring, the financial services firm USAA initially said it would avoid all opinion-based programming, then reversed field and said it would return to Hannity’s show.Angelo Carusone, Media Matters president, said he was initially disheartened this past weekend when the Keurig-smashing videos appeared, believing it would make other companies reluctant to risk the wrath of Hannity’s supporters. But he found this wasn’t so. Carusone said there are a dozen companies that advertised on Hannity in the past that have said they will no longer do so, and still others that are avoiding the show but just not being public about their intentions.He said he doesn’t believe Keurig will return as an advertiser because returning would subject them to a backlash among Hannity’s opponents. He said USAA was the only company he knew that said it would avoid Hannity’s show and publicly changed its mind.“What companies say about it obviously makes a difference from a public perception perspective,” he said. “But if the ads are not running because companies have put (the show) on a ‘do not run’ list, that’s really the action that makes the difference here. Because that’s the one that affects the advertising rates for Sean Hannity and his commercial viability.”Hannity has said he believes Media Matters is trying to muzzle free speech.last_img read more

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TSX up modestly as Bombardier shares soar Wall Street hits new record

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index rose modestly in a largely broad-based advance Friday, as U.S. stocks soared to new record highs.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 35.21 points to 16,239.22, with the industrials sector among key advancers as Bombardier Inc. shares surged 15.31 per cent following news it won its trade dispute with Boeing Co.The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in favour of the Canadian plane maker, voting that Boeing did not suffer harm from prospective imports of C Series commercial jets. The ruling means anti-dumping and countervailing duties totalling about 300 per cent imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce won’t be applied.Bombardier’s stock was up 47 cents to $3.54 at the closing of markets.South of the border, Wall Street roared back into positive territory amid comments by Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in which the U.S. president said his administration isn’t opposed to international co-operation.“I think the market really took a lot of positives away from that,” said JJ Kinahan, chief investment strategist for TD Ameritrade.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed 223.92 points to 26,616.71. The S&P 500 index gained 33.62 points to 2,872.87 and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 94.61 points to 7,505.77.Comments Wednesday and Thursday from Trump as well as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross contributed to swings in stock prices and the U.S. dollar as investors tried to parse the remarks for indications of the U.S. administration’s stances on its currency and international trade.The greenback declined further against other currencies on Friday as the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 81.16 cents US, up 0.01 a U.S. cent.In commodities, the March crude contract gained 63 cents to US$66.14 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up eight cents to US$3.18 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was down $10.80 to US$1,352.10 an ounce and the March copper contract gave back two cents to US$3.20 a pound.– With files from The Associated Press.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

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In five years, PM Modi and his ministers spent Rs 393 cr on foreign & domestic tours

first_imgMumbai: A Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers incurred an expenditure of Rs 393 crore on foreign and domestic travel in the last five fiscal years. City-based RTI activist Anil Galgali had filed an RTI query with the PMO seeking the total Foreign Travel Expenses (FTE) and Domestic Travel Expenses (DTE) incurred by the prime minister and his council since May 2014.In December 2018, the Modi government, replying to queries on foreign travel expenses in the Rajya Sabha, had said that an expenditure of over Rs 2,021 crore was incurred on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities during Modi’s visits to foreign countries since June 2014. The RTI filed by Galgali finds that Rs 263 crore was spent by the PM and his cabinet colleagues on their foreign visits, while Rs 48 crore were spent in their domestic visits. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkAs far as ministers of state are concerned, the RTI reply states that they incurred expenses of Rs 29 crore on foreign visits and Rs 53 crore on domestic visits. Replying to his query, Satish Goyal, the senior accounts officer of Pay and Account Office of the Cabinet Affairs, has stated that cumulative expenditure incurred on FTE and DTE by the PM and the ministers from financial year 2014-15 to 2018-19 was Rs 393.58 crore. According to the PMO website, Modi has made 49 foreign trips from May 2014 to February 22, 2019. It also lists the expenses incurred on chartered flights on these 49 foreign trips. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenCiting e-lekha reports, Goyal gave separate expenditures of Cabinet ministers, the Prime Minister and ministers of state. According the RTI reply, Cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister spent Rs 311 crore while ministers of state spent Rs 82 crores on their foreign and domestic visits. A major chunk of expenses was incurred in the year 2014-15, when Rs 88 crore was spent on foreign travels by the prime minister and his cabinet colleagues. Galgali asked why all details were not kept separately and termed it a “lack of transparency”. “This information on travel expenditure does not give the full picture and therefore, it is a lack of transparency. The government should keep all records of each minister and their numbers of trips and their expenses and all these information should be available in public domain.” Replying to Galgali’s previous RTI query, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had said that it does not keep records of the expenses incurred on the domestic visits of the prime minister exclusively. Praveen Kumar, Under Secretary and the Central Public Information Officer of the PMO, had replied that the MPs’ domestic visits are organised by the different public authorities and documentation of the expenses incurred on the PM’s domestic visits is not part of the records and information maintained. Kumar also said that the prime minister’s tours related to poll campaigns are not official ones and the PMO does not have to incur any expenditure on them, therefore, the details cannot be provided. As per PMO website, the expenses on domestic visits of the prime minister are met out of the budget of the Ministry of Defence, while the expenses of his foreign tours are met out of the budget head “Cabinet Ministers Maintenance of PM’s aircraft Other charges”.last_img read more

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Rep Griffin votes in favor of House budget plan supporting schools workforce

first_imgServices for children and seniors. More money would be invested in child welfare and foster care programs, as well as programs for seniors. House Bills 5578-9 advance to the Senate as work to finalize the next state budget continues. Savings for taxpayers. A prison would be closed, reflecting successful efforts to reduce Michigan’s inmate population. Budgets for several state departments decline as state government becomes more efficient, effective, and accountable. The budget plan continues a trend of prioritizing what’s most important. School safety. More than $25 million would be added to improve school security. The OK2SAY program also would be expanded. Road repairs. Addressing a critical need for improvement, the state will spend more on roads than ever before in its next budget as part of a multi-year effort. Michigan also must focus on getting road money to where it is needed most and making repairs last longer, Griffin said. State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan today voted in favor of a House budget plan investing more than ever before in Michigan schools, with a focus on preparing students for the workforce.The plan approved by the House would increase the budget supporting K-12 schools to $14.8 billion. It includes the largest annual per-student increase in 15 years, with increases ranging from $120 to $240 per student.“The best way to build a better Michigan for our children and grandchildren is to invest in their education, and we are doing just that with this budget,” said Griffin, who was a teacher before serving in the House.  “We are focused on getting kids ready to succeed in work and in life.”The House plan also focuses on mental health services, helping senior citizens, and improving roads while eliminating waste.Highlights of the House plan for the budget year starting Oct. 1 include:Workforce development. More than $100 million is added to talent development and workforce preparation programs at the K-12 level, plus significant investments in other programs such as Going PRO. It’s part of the strategy to continue Michigan’s economic comeback, which has seen unemployment drop from 14.6 percent in June 2009 to 4.7 percent last month. Campus safety. Provisions to raise standards for handling sexual assault complaints at universities are included. Health care. Access to mental health services will be improved so Michigan residents can live healthier, happier and more independent lives. Services to military veterans, problem-solving courts, crime victims’ rights initiatives and other efforts reflecting the House CARES task force report are included. More resources would fight the opioid crisis, including money to help identify specific drugs in overdose cases – a key part of knowing which drugs to target in treatment and prevention. Resources would be added to increase access to doctors in underserved areas. 24Apr Rep. Griffin votes in favor of House budget plan supporting schools, workforce preparation ### Categories: Griffin News,Newslast_img read more

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Ukrainian cable operator Volia has extended the av

first_imgUkrainian cable operator Volia has extended the availability of its HD service to seven more cities across the country.HD services are now available in Lviv, Kharkiv, Poltava, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk and Sevastopol as well as the capital, Kyiv. Channels available include National Geographic HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, Viasat History HD/Viasat Nature HD, Outdoor Channel HD, Travel Channel HD, MyZen.TV HD and Fashion One HD. A new local sports channel, Football HD, will be launched in time for the Euro 2012 championship, to be held this year in Poland and Ukraine.HD services will be available for no extra charge for the first three months in the new cities to subscribers who sign up before May. The normal price of the HD package is UAH40 (€3.70) a month.last_img read more

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MTN Uganda Hands Over UGX66 Million to Winners of the 2018 MTN

first_imgWinners of the 2018 MTN API App Challenge pose for a group photo after receiving their cash prize at the MTN Uganda offices in Nyonyi Gardens, Kampala on Friday March, 29th 2019 | Photo By PC TECH MAGAZINE/Olupot Nathan Ernest. Advertisement MTN Uganda has today handed over cash prize worth UGX66 million to the winners of the 2018 MTN API App Challenge. The award ceremony was held at the telco’s head offices in Nyonyi Gardens, Kampala.The cash prize was shared among 9 winners from three categories; Transport, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), and HORECA. The overall winners from each category received UGX10 million — while the 1st and 2nd runners-up received UGX7 million and UGX5 million respectively.In addition to the cash prize, all the winners stand eligible to compete for seed capital from the UGX1 billion MTN Innovation Fund. – Advertisement – Speaking at the award ceremony, MTN Uganda Acting CEO, Gordian Kyomukama said the telco is committed to supporting innovations by enabling developers leverage their infrastructure.“Our platforms such as the MTN API App Challenge are a statement of our commitment to innovation with ICT space in Uganda,” said Gordian.The MTN API App Challenge launched in 2018, saw about 203 applicants submit for the challenge. The challenge was focused on building solutions for digital payments. From the pool of applications, 22 emerged as finalists. Nine from the HORECA category, Eight and Five from the Transport and FMCG category. Out of the 22, 9 came out winners — 3 from each category.In the Transport Category; Easy Matatu emerged as overall winners. The team developed an app that enables carpooling using matatu’s.Easy Matatu emerged as overall winners in the Transport Category of the 2018 MTN API App Challenge | Photo by PC TECH MAGAZINE/Olupot Nathan Ernest.In the HORECA Category; App About were overall winners. They developed an app that enables Hotel/Restaurant/Cafe owners to make pre-sales for events.App About emerged as overall winners in the HORECA Category of the 2018 MTN API App Challenge | Photo by PC TECH MAGAZINE/Olupot Nathan Ernest.In the FMCG Category, Minute Five came out as the overall winners. Their solution — an online shopping platform to make grocery shopping easy for those who cannot move to the market.Minute Five emerged as overall winners in the FMCG Category of the 2018 MTN API App Challenge | Photo by PC TECH MAGAZINE/Olupot Nathan Ernest.Ugandans are now set to benefit from a wider community of developers using the MTN Open API to monetize various innovations in key industries.MTN has opened a new portal on its website called MTN Marketplace. Developers will upload their startups for easy reach by the consumers/public. All the apps in the MTN API App challenge can now be accessed via the portal.last_img read more

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Dserine produced by gut microbiota protects against acute kidney injury show study

first_img Source:https://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/latest-research/62441 Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 27 2018BackgroundThe kidney is an organ not only for excreting body waste by urine but also for maintaining body homeostasis in close cooperation with other organs. By producing various hormones, the kidney, for example, generates new erythrocytes in the bone marrow through erythropoietin, maintain bones turnover through activation of vitamin D, and controls blood pressure through renin-angiotensin system. In addition, it has recently been shown that the kidney plays an important role in affecting longevity. However, the relationship of the kidney to the gut (the gut microbiota1)) have not been studied in detail.Amino acids exist as enantiomers, i.e., D-amino acids and their L-forms. The term “amino acids” has generally referred to the L-amino acid form or to the mixture of the L- and D- enantiomers. Recent progress in analytical technologies now makes it possible to distinguish the D-amino acids and their L-forms of about 20 amino acid species that are essential in our body. These amino acids are referred to as chiral amino acids. The D-amino acids and their L-forms of an amino acid have the same chemical formula, but are mirror images in three-dimensional structure, analogous to the difference between the left and right hand. Most interestingly, the D-amino acids and their L-forms differ significantly in their functions in living systems. L-amino acids are constituents of proteins, one of the most important components of living cells. On the other hand, the functions and mechanisms of production of D-amino acids are less clear.ResultsResearchers from Kanazawa University, in collaboration with those from Waseda University, RIKEN, Okayama University, Kyushu University and Kitasato University have investigated kidney functions in relation to the gut (the gut microbiota), paying particular attention to the fact that the kidney maintains body homeostasis and the internal environment in cooperation with a number of other organs.To assess the effect of acute kidney injury (AKI)*2) on gut microbiota, we performed gut microbiota analysis with mouse feces after ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury to an AKI model. The gut microbiota were examined to reveal that specific gut bacteria were influenced by AKI. In addition, we explored the contribution of the gut microbiota to the pathogenesis of AKI. I/R injury was induced in germ-free (Gf) mice that have no gut microbiota with or without fecal transplantation from normal mice. I/R injury was worse in the Gf B6 mice than in the normal B6 mice. Interestingly, fecal transplantation from normal mice attenuated the renal pathology in the Gf B6 mice. These results suggested that the gut microbiota changed due to I/R injury and that possible substance(s) protective for the kidney was produced by the gut microbiota.Related StoriesLow dose of endotoxin could have protective effect on men at risk of acute kidney injuryResearchers investigate whether hypertension poses health risk to older kidney donorsCommon metric may not accurately assess kidney function of Indian patientsNext, in order to identify the substance(s) protecting the kidney against I/R injury produced by gut microbiota, comprehensive analyses of chiral amino acids were performed. While various D-amino acids were detected in the feces, only D-serine was detected in the kidney. The result suggested that D-serine was produced by the gut microbiota of AKI mice and transported to the kidney via the blood circulation. Furthermore, since D-serine was not detected in the feces of Gf mice, it was suggested that gut microbiota produced D-serine in response to AKI. In addition, D-serine metabolizing enzymes in the kidney were found to increase the D-serine concentration after I/R injury. Thus, the D-serine concentration in the kidney increased due to augmentation of D-serine production in the kidney in addition to the production of D-serine by the gut microbiota after I/R injury.Further, in order to examine the effects of D-serine produced by the gut microbiota on the kidney, D-serine dissolved in drinking water was administered to normal mice. The oral administration of D-serine mitigated the kidney injury in normal mice and D-serine-depleted mice. These results showed that D-serine played roles in protecting the kidney from AKI.Lastly, it was investigated whether similar mechanisms exist in human patients with AKI. The blood D-serine level of such patients was found to be higher than that of healthy subjects, showing a high correlation with creatinine, one of the markers of renal disorders.Thus, it was revealed that some gut bacteria respond to AKI, producing D-serine, a substance protective for the kidney, thus affecting the kidney via the blood circulation.Future prospectsThis study has elucidated the mechanism by which the kidney interacts with gut microbiota through the D-amino acid. Further, genomic information concerning the gut microbiota that change upon AKI has been deposited in DDBJ/GenBank/EMBL from the present study. Information on the chiral amino acid analyses has also been published. These are expected to contribute to further studies on the kidney and the gut microbiota and to more studies of chiral amino acids.In the future, it will be necessary to establish whether the change of D-amino acid levels due to AKI appear more rapidly than the biomarkers*3) known so far, and whether analogous mechanisms exist for chronic renal disorders.We expect that the present study will contribute to the development of biomarkers and medications for AKI based on the utilization of D-amino acids.last_img read more

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Study reveals how Hepatitis C infection varies by state and region

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 24 2018Bottom Line: Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of illness and death in the United States and injection drug use is likely fueling many new cases.This study, which used survey and vital statistics data, suggests about 1 percent of adults (0.93 percent) were living with hepatitis C from 2013 to 2016, and how common infections were varied by state and region. Nine states accounted for about 52 percent of all people living with hepatitis C (California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and North Carolina).The highest rates of infection were frequently in states heavily impacted by the opioid crisis, with 5 of 9 states with the highest number of hepatitis C infections in the Appalachian region. The results of this observational study could help to guide state-level prevention and treatment efforts because the resources necessary will vary by jurisdiction.Source: https://jamanetwork.com/last_img read more

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Ultraprocessed foods cause overeating and weight gain NIH study finds

first_imgThough we examined a small group, results from this tightly controlled experiment showed a clear and consistent difference between the two diets. This is the first study to demonstrate causality — that ultra-processed foods cause people to eat too many calories and gain weight.”Kevin D. Hall, Ph.D., an NIDDK senior investigator and the study’s lead author For the study, researchers admitted 20 healthy adult volunteers, 10 male and 10 female, to the NIH Clinical Center for one continuous month and, in random order for two weeks on each diet, provided them with meals made up of ultra-processed foods or meals of minimally processed foods. For example, an ultra-processed breakfast might consist of a bagel with cream cheese and turkey bacon, while the unprocessed breakfast was oatmeal with bananas, walnuts, and skim milk.The ultra-processed and unprocessed meals had the same amounts of calories, sugars, fiber, fat, and carbohydrates, and participants could eat as much or as little as they wanted.Related StoriesNew study reveals ‘clutch’ proteins responsible for putting T cell activation ‘into gear’Artificial intelligence can help accurately predict acute kidney injury in burn patientsAlternate cell growth pathway could open door to new treatments for metastatic cancersOn the ultra-processed diet, people ate about 500 calories more per day than they did on the unprocessed diet. They also ate faster on the ultra-processed diet and gained weight, whereas they lost weight on the unprocessed diet. Participants, on average, gained 0.9 kilograms, or 2 pounds, while they were on the ultra-processed diet and lost an equivalent amount on the unprocessed diet.”We need to figure out what specific aspect of the ultra-processed foods affected people’s eating behavior and led them to gain weight,” Hall said. “The next step is to design similar studies with a reformulated ultra-processed diet to see if the changes can make the diet effect on calorie intake and body weight disappear.”For example, slight differences in protein levels between the ultra-processed and unprocessed diets in this study could potentially explain as much as half the difference in calorie intake. Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)May 16 2019People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study. The difference occurred even though meals provided to the volunteers in both the ultra-processed and minimally processed diets had the same number of calories and macronutrients. The results were published in Cell Metabolism.This small-scale study of 20 adult volunteers, conducted by researchers at the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), is the first randomized controlled trial examining the effects of ultra-processed foods as defined by the NOVA classification system. This system considers foods “ultra-processed” if they have ingredients predominantly found in industrial food manufacturing, such as hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, flavoring agents, and emulsifiers.Previous observational studies looking at large groups of people had shown associations between diets high in processed foods and health problems. But, because none of the past studies randomly assigned people to eat specific foods and then measured the results, scientists could not say for sure whether the processed foods were a problem on their own, or whether people eating them had health problems for other reasons, such as a lack of access to fresh foods. Over time, extra calories add up, and that extra weight can lead to serious health conditions. Research like this is an important part of understanding the role of nutrition in health and may also help people identify foods that are both nutritious and accessible — helping people stay healthy for the long term.”NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D While the study reinforces the benefits of unprocessed foods, researchers note that ultra-processed foods can be difficult to restrict. “We have to be mindful that it takes more time and more money to prepare less-processed foods,” Hall said. “Just telling people to eat healthier may not be effective for some people without improved access to healthy foods.”Source:NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesJournal reference:Hall, K.D. et al. (2019) Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain: An Inpatient Randomized Controlled Trial of Ad Libitum Food Intake. Cell Metabolism. doi.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2019.05.008last_img read more

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Rey Vargas puts on boxing clinic behind jab to retain WBC junior

first_imgMORE: Sign up for DAZN and watch boxing and MMA live in Canada After the win, Vargas once again made it clear that he might want to move up in weight to face WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz. Another possibility could be a title-unification fight with IBF and WBA titleholder Daniel Roman, who was in attendance Saturday night and told DAZN that it’s only a matter of time before he and Vargas meet in the ring.Vargas is interested as well.(•_•)<) )╯Unification/ \\(•_•)( (> Fight/ \(•_•)<) )> ?/ \ pic.twitter.com/uyMzyNijWM- DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) July 14, 2019Vargas (34-0, 22 KOs) did everything behind the jab Saturday night, showing solid ring generalship to keep an aggressive Kameda at bay. When Kameda did land power shots, they definitely put Vargas on notice, but the challenger’s output was too few and far between and he didn’t cash in on the punches that did connect.Kameda had a point deducted for unsportsmanlike conduct for throwing a late punch in the 12th round and Vargas survived the game challenger’s desperation-mode rally to have his hand raised in the highly efficient win.Although Kameda did everything to unnerve Vargas during the fight’s promotion, even sticking his tongue out at the champion during Friday’s weigh-in, Vargas just had too much savvy and guile with his game plan.Here’s how the rest of the Vargas-Kameda card went:Ronny Rios makes Diego De La Hoya quit for sixth-round KO; super bantamweightsRios unleashed a left hook to the body and an uppercut to drop De La Hoya in the sixth. Still feeling the effects from the body shot, De La Hoya (21-1, 10 KOs) told the referee that he wasn’t going to continue. Rios improved to 31-3.Ronny Rios gives Diego De La Hoya his first professional loss! 👊#WatchOnDAZN pic.twitter.com/6kBYs4ApFm- DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) July 14, 2019Rios landed 52 percent of his power punches and overcame early fireworks to really dig into De La Hoya, who’s the cousin of boxing legend and Golden Boy Promotions head Oscar De La Hoya. That made it two big upset losses on the night for two of Golden Boy Promotions’ bright, young prospects.Joet Gonzalez stops Manuel Avila by sixth-round TKO; featherweightsGonzalez brought the pressure for the entire fight, and it paid off with the stoppage. Rey Vargas wisely worked behind the jab as the taller fighter with a reach advantage, while Tomoki Kameda made his power shots land with emphasis – especially when they came as counterpunches.But at the end of the 12-round bout, there was no doubt that Vargas had firm control throughout and was the more active fighter, having thrown and landed more punches, including 443 attempted and 51 connected jabs, respectively. Judges saw it that way, too, each scoring it 117-110 in favor of Vargas, who retained his WBC junior featherweight title at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. and live on DAZN on Saturday night, despite the boos from the crowd, which seemed to appreciate Kameda being the aggressor. Con esta victoria, se demuestra la potencia que tiene @JoetGonzalez1 👊#VargasKameda pic.twitter.com/Am3AIDYwbY- DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) July 14, 2019After the victory, the 23-0 Gonzalez called out Shakur Stevenson for a fight. Roger Gutierrez shocks Eduardo Hernandez with first-round KO; junior lightweightsRoger Gutierrez just DROPPED Rocky Hernandez in the first round! 😱#WatchOnDAZN pic.twitter.com/E6xVTaYD6i- DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) July 14, 2019Gutierrez caught Hernandez by surprise with a solid right hook that dropped “Rocky” for the first time in his career and knocked out the Mexican fighter for the first loss of his career. Big upset!Undercard resultsAlexis Rocha def. Berlin Abreu by eighth-round TKO; welterweightsRuslan Madiyev def. Ricky Sismundo via unanimous decision; junior welterweightsJousce Gonzalez def. Jorge Padron by first-round KO; lightweightsJonathan Esquivel def. Gregory Clark via first-round KO; super middleweightslast_img read more

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Prez bats for translating verdicts of HCs in local languages

first_imgPresident Ram Nath Kovind presents the LL.D. (Honoris Causa) to Justice (Retd) P Sathasivam at a special convocation ceremony at Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, in Chennai, Saturday, July 13, 2019. – PTI COMMENT July 13, 2019 President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday advocated translating high courts’ judgements into vernacular languages so that people are able to understand them. “Over the years, our understanding of law and its applications has become larger and sophisticated,” he said addressing a special convocation of the state-run Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University. Yet, Kovind asked, if enough attention was being paid to issues of legal infrastructure and access to justice, especially for ordinary citizens and added that there was a need to enhance legal literacy and simplify the legal rules. “It is important to not only take justice to the people, but also to make it understandable to litigating parties in a language they know. Perhaps, a system could be evolved whereby certified translated copies of judgements are made available by high courts in local or regional language,” he said. The president recalled that he had put forth this suggestion in October 2017 while addressing the valedictory of the diamond jubilee celebration of the Kerala High Court. “I am happy to learn that some other high courts have also responded to the suggestion positively. The language of certified copies could be Malayalam in the Kerala High Court or Tamil in the Madras High Court, as the case may be,” he said. Political parties in Tamil Nadu have for long been clamouring for Tamil as a court language in the Madras High Court. Batting for equal access to law for poor and disapproving abuse of adjournments, the president said the need to make the provision of justice speedier and affordable places a great responsibility on the lawyer community. “Our legal system has a reputation for being expensive and prone to delays. There are some who tend to use and abuse the instrument of adjournments as a tactic to slow down proceedings, rather than a response to a genuine emergency. “This makes obtaining justice costly for the litigant. It would be a travesty of our republican ethic if a poor person did not get the same access to the law as a rich person,” he said. Kovind congratulated Justice P Sathasivam (Governor of Kerala and former chief justice, Supreme Court), Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde (judge, Supreme Court) and Justice V K Tahilramani (Chief Justice, Madras High Court) who were conferred LL D (Honoris Causa) degrees by the varsity for their distinguished services to law and justice. 0 SHARE Published on language SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS eventslast_img read more

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Heavy rain and floods in Assam kill at least 10 and displace

first_img Next Reuters GuwahatiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 13:00 IST Girls row a makeshift raft past submerged houses at a flood-affected village in Karbi Anglong district, Assam, July 11, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)Heavy monsoon rains in Assam displaced more than a million people from their homes and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours, state authorities said on Saturday, warning the situation could worsen in coming days.The Brahmaputra river, which flows from the Himalayas into India and then through Bangladesh, has burst its banks, swamping more than 1,800 villages in the state.#WATCH Roads washed away as water from Brahmaputra river enters Nagaon area in Morigaon, in Assam. #AssamFloods pic.twitter.com/Mp26AI7MA6ANI (@ANI) July 14, 2019″10 people have died in separate incidents of drowning in the past three days and more than one million people (have been) affected, with the flood situation turning grave,” a state government flood bulletin said.Torrential rains have affected at least 25 of Assam’s 32 districts and the federal water resources body said water levels in the Brahmaputra were expected to rise, with more rains forecast over the next three days.Flood water enters villages in Darrang district in Assam “The flood situation remains extremely critical,” Assam’s Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta told Reuters.Assam, known for its fine quality teas, has for several years battled floods and heavy rains that have claimed dozens of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.Assam was on a maximum alert due to heavy rains forecast over the next few days, government officials said.People in the state were also at threat from Japanese encephalitis, a mosquito-borne viral infection, government officials said. More than 160 people have been killed since January by the infection.The government said it had met on Saturday to review flooding across different parts of the country, and emergency teams had rescued 750 people in Assam and nearby Bihar state, where the Kosi River had risen above the danger mark.Flash floods and landslides in Nepal also triggered by monsoon rains killed 15 people and injured 12 overnight.ALSO READ: Assam floods: 70% of Kaziranga National Park, 95 camps submergedALSO WATCH: Floods disrupt life in NortheastFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 byShreya Sinha Heavy rain and floods in Assam kill at least 10 and displace more than 1 millionHeavy monsoon rains in Assam displaced more than a million people from their homes and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours, state authorities said on Saturday, warning the situation could worsen in coming days.advertisementlast_img read more

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SC allows Meghalaya plea to call off rescue operation of trapped miners

first_img Next SC allows Meghalaya plea to call off rescue operation of trapped miners’ bodiesThe Supreme Court has allowed a plea filed by Meghalaya asking to call off the rescue mission that is still looking for the bodies of the miners who went missing in a rat hole.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:03 IST Rescue operations at the Meghalaya mining site.Seven months after 15 people were trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court Friday allowed the state government’s plea seeking its permission to call off the ongoing operation to retrieve the bodies.The illegal mine is located at Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district, about 3.7 km deep inside a forest and can be accessed after crossing three streams.It was flooded in December last year trapping 15 miners when water from the nearby Letein river gushed into it.A bench of Justices S A Bobde and B R Gavai passed the order while hearing a petition which had sought urgent steps for rescuing the miners trapped in the rat-hole mine since December 13 last year.Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually three-four feet deep, for workers to enter and extract coal. The horizontal tunnels are often termed “rat holes” as each just about fits one person.During the hearing on Friday, senior advocate Anand Grover, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that the state has filed an application seeking permission to call off the operation.”We are not opposing it (application filed by state),” Grover told the court, adding, “Now we are no longer on the issue of (rescue) operation”.The petitioner told the court that there should be a standard operating procedure (SoP) which could be followed in case of such eventuality as had happened in Meghalaya.The bench said that it would hear the issue relating to the SoP after four weeks.The apex court had in March this year directed the petitioner to “ascertain from the relatives of the deceased if they wish to have the bodies recovered having regard to the fact that they may be already in a completely decomposed condition.”The court was earlier told that remotely operated underwater vehicles (RoVs) had detected three bodies in the mine.Earlier, the Centre had told the court that it has to “believe in miracles” for the 15 miners to come out alive.Also Read | Rain batters Meghalaya, throws life out of gearAlso Read | SC asks trapped miners kin if they wish to get decomposed bodies recoveredAlso Watch | Operation rat-hole mining in Meghalaya; Poaching politics in KarnatakaFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 bySanchari Chatterjeelast_img read more

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