Shashi launches programmes for welfare of pregnant women malnourished children

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to reduce malnutrition among children, the minister of state for Women and Child Development Shashi Panja launched community based programmes on Friday, to be conducted for the welfare of pregnant women.Based on different issues related to pregnant women, these events will be conducted on the fourth Friday of every month. Spreading awareness among pregnant women about breastfeeding and other issues, Supusti Dibas will be conducted every month with their husband and mother in-law as invitee members at Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centres. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMeanwhile Annaparasan Dibas, ensuring complementary feeding in children between the age group of six and nine months, will be conducted quarterly. “Supsuti Dibas and Annaparasan Dibas will provide a big platform to the functionaries of the centre and the parents/community, in which activities are organised in a bigger form of advocacy, awareness generation for their involvement as well as for establishing partnership for optimum development of children,” said Panja on the sidelines of a programme on the theme of ‘Optimal and Exclusive Breastfeeding’ held at Aikatan Community Hall in Bagbazar Street. She informed that ‘Pushti’ (a blend of ground wheat, groundnut, Bengal gram and sugar) a readymade meal for breakfast, will be distributed free of cost among girls (between the age group of 11 and 14 years) from the ICDS centres. The malnourished children will be allowed to carry this ready-to-eat food home.last_img read more

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MMIWG national inquiry in Yellowknife this week

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-Jacobs APTN NewsSandra Faye Lockhart is testifying this week in Yellowknife at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.But Lockhart is concerned that the increased focus on the commissioners from critics is coming at the expense of families.“They are putting the focus on taking the commissioners down,” said Lockhart. “You should be upholding the women.”She hopes despite the criticism families and survivors come forward and speak in Yellowknife.cmorritjacobs@aptn.calast_img read more

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Torstar CEO Costcutting has preserved cash needed for business transformation

first_imgTORONTO – Torstar Corp.’s national and local print advertising continued to fall in the third quarter but cost-cutting efforts have been successful in maintaining the company’s cash balances and dividend at an acceptable level, executives said Wednesday.But they also said cost reduction will remain a important area of focus with no end in sight for a years-long decline in print advertising revenue at Torstar’s flagship Toronto Star newspaper and its Metroland Media Group.Torstar chief executive John Boynton told analysts on a conference call that he sees cost-cutting as essential to preserving cash flow that’s required to fuel a transformation of the company’s core business.“In the balance of 2017, we expect to benefit from $3 million in cost-savings related to restructuring and outsourcing initiatives, already undertaken to date, and we expect these cost reductions to offset print ad revenue trends which we expect (will) continue to be challenging,” Boynton said.However, Torstar’s unrestricted cash and cash equivalents was down to $51.4 million at Sept. 30, from $75.4 million at the end of December, leading analysts to ask whether Torstar’s dividend was under review.“We’ll keep looking at the dividend and everything’s on the table, but we don’t have any changes so far that are required at this time,” Boynton said.“We’re still comfortable with our cash position, the amount of cash we need to fuel our transformation.”Chief financial officer Lorenz DeMarchi added that the drain on cash flow is expected to be lighter than in the first half of 2017, when severance and pension expenses were heavy.As of Sept. 30, Torstar had cut about 220 positions. It expects $12.1 million of savings from the cuts in calendar 2017 and $5 million in 2018.Executives also noted that Torstar (TSX:TS.B) has no bank debt and its unrestricted cash doesn’t include its share of cash at VerticalScope or $9.1 million of restricted cash pledged as collateral to standby letters of credit.Torstar’s total segmented revenue, which includes its core Star and Metroland newspaper groups plus a share of revenues from joint ventures and its 56 per cent stake in VerticalScope, fell to $164.6 million compared with $181.7 million a year ago.The quarter had a net loss of $6.6 million or eight cents per share, compared with a profit of $1.4 million or two cents per share a year ago when Torstar benefited from the sale of its printing plant in Vaughan, Ont., and the sale of a property in Guelph, Ont.On an adjusted basis, Torstar says it lost eight cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, the same as the third quarter of 2016.Torstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with a subsidiary of the Globe and Mail and the parent company of Montreal’s La Presse.last_img read more

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Savannah State A Record 70 12Point Underdog vs Florida

Savannah State, the small black college on Georgia’s southeastern shore, has made the NCAA record books, albeit dubiously.The betting line in Las Vegas has Savannah State a 70 ½-point underdog for Saturday game against No. 6 Florida State. No one can recall seeing a number like that.“Without a doubt,” said Mike Colbert, vice president of risk management for Las Vegas-based Cantor Gaming, “this is the biggest line I’ve put up in 10 years doing this.”No surprise there. In fact, all indications, this is largest point spread ever for a Division I game.Think you’d take those odds? Well, you might want to think again.The Tigers were nearly as big an underdog last week — in the 65½-point range — and they didn’t come close to covering. No. 18 Oklahoma State romped to an 84-0 rout, handing Savannah State its eighth straight defeat going back to last season.“We had to make an even bigger line for Florida State,” Colbert said, “because we think Florida State is better than Oklahoma State.”For Savannah State, this is called taking a whipping for the money. The school is collecting paychecks totaling $860,000, which will go a long way toward helping the financially strapped athletic program meet its total budget of $5.1 million.“You preach the same message. We’re going to get on the bus to Tallahassee with the thought of winning the game,” Tigers coach Steve Davenport told the Savannah Morning News without a smile. “The reality is the reality and we’ll see how we pan out. The charge is to play as hard as you can for 60 minutes, no different than it was for Oklahoma State.”Colbert said most of the early money from Vegas betters was on the underdog.“I think people just saw the big number and instantly put their bets on Savannah State,” he said. “I don’t think they put much thought into it.”Of course, the bookies are more careful with their money. Colbert had several factors to consider before setting the historic spread in favor of Florida State (1-0).“It was an interesting line to make,” he said. “If Florida State wanted to play its top guys the entire game, they could probably win by a hundred. But some guesswork comes in with a number like this. It’s not purely about statistics and numbers. How long will they play their top guys? Will they run the score up? Quite frankly, I expect Florida State to play (the starters) for at least the first half.”The main goal for the Seminoles, Colbert figured, is to get through the game without injuries to any key players before they open their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule the following week. There is absolutely no possibility of losing this game.“You know they’ll want to be healthy for their conference games,” the oddsmaker pointed out. “That said, Florida State’s backups are better than Savannah State’s starters. I don’t expect them to stop scoring.” read more

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The World Chess Championship Is Deadlocked After Game 2

The chess computer engine that keeps me warm during the games suggested a rather dramatic sacrifice: taking black’s pawn on f7 with the white knight. Black’s king would take the white knight, but white would gain exciting but complex attacking chances. Carlsen opted against the gambit — instead developing a bishop to f3 — perhaps because his clock was loudly ticking in his ear.Caruana started scratching his own head at this point — but the tension soon slackened. By move 26, the queens and remaining bishops had been traded off the board, leaving the two in another endgame involving only rooks and pawns, just like they had on Friday. This version, however, ended much more quickly than the marathon that came before. read more

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Detective attacked lover in row over salty meal

Asweina Gutty has been placed on restricted duties “I look at our photographs together and they remind me of great times, but there is a dark shadow.”Asweina screamed at me because I couldn’t put stuff in a bag at the supermarket and because I left a used tissue near the bed. “She did not want me to see my friends because of her jealousy.”Her reactions were like a volcano, shouting at me and I’d apologise just to keep her calm.”There were also insults like: ‘Whore, slag’ and: ‘You white people.'”Asweina became angry because I put salt in the dinner, like I was a small child that had done something dangerous. I felt belittled.”She followed this with anger and a rage in her eyes. Asweina became someone else and I feared for my safety.”I saw then that this surely could not be love.”I loved her so much, but the monster within her is more dominant than the loving woman I fell in love with.”Gutty admitted assault assaulting her former lover but blamed the attack on post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of her job.She is currently on restricted duties.District Judge Nina Tempia adjourned sentencing until September 21. Asweina Gutty has been placed on restricted duties A Metropolitan Police officer flew into a rage and attacked her detective lover after spotting her putting salt on a meal she had prepared, a court has heard.Detective Constable Asweina Gutty, 34, grabbed Detective Constable Sharon Etheridge around the throat, pushed her against a wall and screamed at her for seasoning the food she had cooked.The victim, who had left her husband to begin a relationship with Gutty, admitted it had broken her heart to report her for domestic violence but said she had been terrified by the “rage in her eyes”.Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Ms Etheridge, who was married with children, began an intense relationship with Gutty after they met while working together at the Community Safety Unit in Bethnal Green, east London.The court heard that Gutty had cooked a meal for the pair at her flat in Stoke Newington, north London, but had become angry when Ms Etheridge added salt to her dish. Asweina Gutty will be sentenced next month Gutty, screamed: “Are you for real? I’ve spent hours making ******* dinner and you’ve put ******* salt in it.”The couple then ate in silence before Gutty attacked her partner as she got up to go home.Prosecutor Edward Cohen said: “The defendant then grabbed her around the throat and pushed her back, causing Ms Etheridge to bang her head against the wall. 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. Asweina Gutty will be sentenced next month “She tried to grab the defendant’s wrist and pull it away and was in a state of shock and her head banged against the wall for a second time.”After the incident Gutty began bombarding her with text messages and phone callsMs Etheridge told officers that Gutty was prone to angry outbursts which were like a “volcano erupting”.She reported Gutty to the police and made a statement. “She said during the relationship the defendant was very volatile and would go off over trivial things.”Afterwards Ms Etheridge said: “I cannot tell you how difficult this is. It is breaking my heart, but Asweina needs to know how much she hurt me.”We had an extreme connection, we became inseparable, being with her was amazing. I loved her so much.”When my family found out I lost them, but if being with Asweina meant losing my family then so be it.”We were going to live together, have a family, have adventures, travel and live life to the full. read more

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Mumbai top order destroys Kings XI in highest successful chase

Nikhil Kalro is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIPL 2017: Kings XI barely defend 230 to stay aliveMay 11, 2017In “Sports”IPL 2017 Qualifier 1 : Advantage Mumbai as Rising Pune miss key playersMay 15, 2017In “Sports”MI out of IPL 2018 after falling short in thrilling run chase against DDMay 20, 2018In “Local News” Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, IndoreMumbai Indians 199 for 2 (Buttler 77, Rana 62*, Parthiv 37) beat Kings XI Punjab 198 for 4 (Amla 104*, Maxwell 40) by eight wicketsBy: Nikhil KalroIn the best batting conditions of the IPL, Mumbai Indians coasted to their highest successful IPL chase to reclaim their spot atop the points table. A target of 199 should have been more daunting but such was their dominance that by the 15th over of the innings, the required rate was 1.6. All of that meant Hashim Amla’s maiden T20 hundred, 60-ball 104 stocked with elegance and grace, was in vain. It was also the highest successful chase this season.Jos Buttler and Nitish Rana struck authoritative fifties in Mumbai’s chase after Parthiv Patel’s 18-ball 37. Buttler found form with a brutish display of power hitting, hammering seven fours and five sixes. Rana saw no need to keep the ball along the ground, striking seven sixes in his unbeaten 62, taking his top spot back at the top of this season’s run-making charts.T20 batting, a pleasant sight againOccasionally, T20s are stripped of some of the simple joys of cricket, such as timing or technically-equipped batsmen building an innings. Kings XI have not lacked either. Manan Vohra’s replacement, Shaun Marsh, and Amla are arguably the most pleasant opening pair in this IPL. They immediately showed why.Marsh’s delectable cuts, drives and pulls were matched by Amla’s beautiful wrists and timing. They raced to 46 before Marsh played his worst stroke – a flick he tried to muscle, instead of relying on his timing.Saha’s sacrificeWriddhiman Saha had laboured to 11 off 14 balls, struggling for fluency. Although his strike rate was lofty, Amla was set on anchoring the innings. Kings XI’s run rate was approaching seven. With plenty of batting resources to come and the chance of a middle-overs collapse relatively low, Saha decided to attack. It didn’t come off – he was bowled off Krunal Pandya, but he allowed more able hitters to use a strong platform. Glenn Maxwell did, thwacking an 18-ball 40, making full use of the second half of the innings.Malinga v AmlaLasith Malinga is Mumbai’s slog-overs specialist. Amla is Kings XI’s most equipped batsman to handle Malinga’s variations. Both teams needed their gun overseas players to break the game open. Malinga, though, missed his length too often; his slower balls landed on a full length and skidded onto the bat. Amla wasn’t funky, he stuck to his strengths.When Malinga bowled at the stumps, Amla hit straight and met the ball at different angles to pick different gaps. When the line was wayward, Amla could use the cross bat without risk. Malinga went for 58 – his most expensive IPL returns. Amla alone took him for 51 of those, the second-most against a bowler in the IPL.Using the best conditionsThe reason M Chinnaswamy Stadium was a favourable chasing ground last season wasn’t just the small boundary dimensions, but also the nature of the surface – even pace and bounce without much turn. Batsmen can hit through the line, and mis-hits take the ball over the boundary. The Holkar Cricket Stadium is the closest resemblance to those characteristics this season.Despite Kings XI putting up 198, all Mumbai needed was a strong start to keep the asking rate in check. Their openers – Buttler and Parthiv – took it a step further, plundering 82 in the Powerplay. There were 14 boundaries and just six balls not scored off, the second-lowest in IPL history. (ESPNcricinfo) read more

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The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 14th 2019, 4:57 PM By Cormac Fitzgerald Share1 Tweet Email Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 4:57 PM No Comments Image: Shutterstock/Chernenko Maria Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4542568 The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Image: Shutterstock/Chernenko Maria EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #BLOODY SUNDAY: One former British Army soldier is to be charged with murder over the killing of civilians in Derry on 30 January 1972.2. #TRUMP: US President Donald Trump has said he hopes to visit Ireland this year while meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office in the White House.3. #BREXIT: UK MPs are just about to vote on whether to extend Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. 4. #PENCE: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett were hosted by US vice president Mike Pence this morning at his residence.5. #RESCUE 116: Tributes have been paid to those who lost their lives in the Rescue 116 crash two years ago today. 7,402 Views last_img read more

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Meetic bientôt racheté par Matchcom

first_imgMeetic bientôt racheté par Match.comLe site web français de rencontres en ligne, Meetic, est sur le point de se faire racheter par son homologue américain Match.com, géré par le groupe IAC. Les grands sites français attirent de plus en plus la convoitise des géants du web étranger. Après la vente de PriceMinister aux Japonais de Rakuten, c’est maintenant au tour de Meetic d’attirer l’attention des filiales étrangères et plus particulièrement celle du groupe IAC gérant le site Match.com. Une offre publique devrait prochainement être lancée au prix de 15 euros par action. Par ailleurs le PDG et fondateur de Meetic, Marc Simoncini, apporte son soutien à cette initiative proposant mettant à disposition de IAC la majorité de ses parts. Ce bien s’élève à 3,7 millions d’actions, soit 16% du capital, précise IAC dans un communiqué. Celui-ci conservera toutefois le reste de sa participation à savoir 1,6 million d’actions, 7% du capital, et s’engage à rester au conseil d’administration. La totalité du groupe français a été estimée à 345 millions d’euros soit 11,6% de plus que le prix annoncé lors de la clôture de l’action Meetic vendredi à la Bourse de Paris. Greg Blatt, président d’IAC, déclare dans un communiqué : “Cette opération est une étape décisive dans le renforcement de notre partenariat avec Meetic et dans la convergence des deux sociétés vers une croissance encore plus importante”.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Match.com devrait officiellement déposer son OPA dans deux ou trois semaines auprès de l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers. Selon l’IAC l’offre ne sera pas soumise à une condition de seuil.Meetic compte actuellement plus de 872.000 abonnés, dont 13.800 de plus depuis le début de l’année. Malgré un bilan encourageant, le groupe français a connu une perte nette de 3,2 millions d’euros à cause de dépenses trop importantes sur le budget attribué au marketing.Le 30 mai 2011 à 12:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Digestible Actuator Paves Way for Fully Edible Robots

first_img Swiss scientists may have found the missing link to develop a new type of edible robot.Members of the EPFL research institution last month presented a prototype soft pneumatic actuator made of gelatin.Biodegradable, biocompatible, environmentally friendly, and probably quite unappetizing, the device can be mixed with other palatable electronics to “pave the way for fully edible robots,” according to EPFL.Potential applications, as described in a recent paper, include disposable robots for exploration and digestible robots for medical use and food transportation—”where the robot does not require additional payload because the robot is the food.”The. Robot. Is. The. Food.“So far, the use of edible materials in robotics remains very limited,” the paper said.Scientists have successfully made digestible transistors, sensors, batteries, electrodes, and capacitors. But, like each member of the Justice League, they’re ultimately stronger together—especially when combined with an edible actuator.Created by pouring gelatin, glycerol, and water into an ice-cube-tray-like mold, the flexible fingers bend when inflated and uncurl when pressure is reduced. As demonstrated in a gripper grasping test (pictured above), two cooperative actuators can grip and hold objects like an apple, boiled egg, orange, LEGO brick, and plastic bottle.And, as of last week, there have been no reported casualties among those brave souls who ingested the actuators (at least, leftover pieces from the manufacturing process).The actuated force of the gripper makes it possible to pickedup the object (via EPFL)Edible robots (and children) are our future—teach them well and let them lead the way. Which is exactly what EPFL intends to do.“Fully edible robots would help to study how wild animals collectively behave. The robots could also take a role of animals’ prey to observe their hunting behaviors, or to train protected animals to do predation,” the study said.“Once medical components are mixed into the edible composition, the robots could help the preservation of wild animals or heal [the] inside of the human body.“When edible robots can be metabolized, they also function as energy storage providing an advantage in terms of increased payload with respect to non-edible robots that must be loaded with a food payload,” it continued. “This would be effective in rescue scenarios where the metabolized robots can reach survivors in isolated places like inside a crevice or upon [a] mountain.”Unfortunately, immortality is still unachievable. But EPFL’s actuator could help tack on a few extra years: According to the team, since edible materials generate electric energy, one might expect the process of autophagy (self-eating)—which clears cellular damage—to extend their life.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower Stay on targetlast_img read more

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ConocoPhillips announces three new oil discoveries on the North Slope

first_imgPipelines stretch toward the horizon on NPR-A land leased by ConocoPhillips. (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)ConocoPhillips announced today it made three new oil discoveries on the Western North Slope.Listen nowConoco didn’t release many details about the discoveries, including how much oil was found. But in a press release, the company called the results of this winter’s drilling season “promising.”Conoco drilled a total of six wells this winter, one of its most extensive exploration efforts in years. All six encountered oil. Five were drilled in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, which is managed by the federal government.In addition to the wells indicating the three new discoveries, Conoco spokesperson Natalie Lowman said the other wells increased the company’s confidence in last year’s Willow oil discovery. Conoco estimates Willow could produce up to 100,000 barrels of oil per day, roughly a fifth of the amount currently moving down the trans-Alaska pipeline.Based on the results of this year’s drilling season, Lowman said the company plans another active drilling season in 2019.There have been a number of major oil discoveries in and around the northeast corner of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in recent years. Conoco has asked the federal government to make more land in the Reserve available for oil leasing, saying the land can be safely developed. But the Obama administration put roughly half the Reserve off limits, citing the need to protect habitat and subsistence resources.The Bureau of Land Management is currently holding a public comment period on Conoco’s third proposed oil development in the Reserve, called the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 project. Upcoming public meetings are in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Nuiqsut.last_img read more

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New municipal bill approved by Telangana assembly

first_imgThe New Municipal Act-2019 has been approved by the Telangana assembly today. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao introduced the bill in the assembly replacing four ordinances and the objections over it are welcomed by today evening. Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao explained the salient features of the bill to the speaker and sought his approval. After Rao explained the bill, the speaker approved the bill and adjourned the assembly to July 19.last_img

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Notorious gang involved in murders nabbed Chittoor SP

first_imgChittoor: District SP Ch V Appala Naidu has appreciated Nagari CI Sainath and his team for nabbing four notorious criminals, who were involved in murder and robbery cases. Speaking to the media here on Friday, the SP stated that the gang murdered Sarojamma (65) while she was alone in farm field. The victim was native of Mangasamudram village in Nagari mandal. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us On July 24, the same gang attacked one Subhadramma (55) and fled away with her jewellery in Pitchatur mandal. The Nagari police arrested R Anand (35), a professional killer from Tamil Nadu State, C Gopal Reddy (70) and C Narasimhulu (42) of MN Village in Nagari mandal and C Mannan (50) from Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. The SP said jewellery recovered from the accused and sent to judicial remand. He further mentioned that gang members were also involved in several murder cases in Tamil Nadu.last_img read more

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Majority of 2000 arrestees in Malaysia are Bangladeshis Indonesians

first_imgMore than 2,000 illegal migrant workers in Malaysia are facing deportation amid one of the largest crackdowns in recent years, with campaigners concerned this has forced immigrants into hiding and increased the risk of human trafficking.Saravana Kumar, the Immigration Department’s enforcement, investigation and prosecution chief, said the majority of those arrested are from Bangladesh and Indonesia, and entered the country with tourist visas and without proper work permits.Malaysia relies heavily on migrant workers from countries including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal for jobs shunned by the locals such as those on plantations and in construction.It has some two million registered migrant workers but also an equal number of undocumented ones.A senior immigration official said 2,309 undocumented workers have been arrested during mass raids across the country since 1 July in places like factories and restaurants.(They) will be investigated within 14 days and prosecuted before deportations take place, Saravana Kumar, the Immigration Department’s enforcement, investigation and prosecution chief, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Thursday.He said 52 employers were also picked up during these raids on suspicion of hiring undocumented workers.Activists, however, said most of the undocumented workers were victims of human trafficking and fraud, who have incurred massive debts after paying off recruitment agents in the hope of getting a job abroad to escape poverty at home.The onus is on the employers and agents to get the work permits. How do you expect migrant workers to do this when their hands are tied? said Aegile Fernandez, a director from Kuala Lumpur-based migrant rights group Tenaganita.unjust to arrest and handcuff them, then put them in detention centres and deport them. They have paid money to employers and agents to get permits but it is not done.Local media said some workers had left their dormitories during the raids and gone into hiding.Fernandez said these workers were at increased risk of human trafficking as some were now trying to leave the country.Kumar of the Immigration Department said authorities will find out whether those who are held are trafficking victims.Malaysia was upgraded to Tier 2 in the US State Department’s 2017 trafficking report last week from Tier 2 Watch list, meaning it was not fully complying with US standards shut but was making significant efforts to do so.Tier 3 is for the worst offenders of forced labor and trafficking while nations at Tier 1 are meeting US standards.In neighbouring Thailand, tens of thousands of migrant workers – most of them from Myanmar – have fled the country in recent days after new labour regulations aimed at regulating foreign workforce were introduced.last_img read more

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Dhaka wins 3 major UN polls

first_imgUN logoBangladesh has won three major elections in the United Nations this week.The elections were held on 26 April in New York at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN.With this victory, Bangladesh will now represent the Asia-Pacific Group to Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for four years (2019-2023), executive board of UNICEF for three years (2019-2021) and executive board of UN Women for three years (2019-2021), said the foreign ministry on Wednesday, reports UNB.In addition to Bangladesh, Malaysia has been elected as a member of CSW while India, Mongolia, Nepal and Saudi Arabia to the UN Women and Mongolia and Pakistan to the executive board of UNIECEF.Bangladesh attaches great importance to the work of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies.“Bangladesh’s presence at these key bodies will help highlight our national priorities, address emerging issues and new approaches affecting us as well as other developing countries at UN,” said the foreign ministry.“Our efforts in these key bodies are also expected to contribute to garner international cooperation and partnership for Bangladesh in realising sustainable development goals,” it said.In the recent past, Bangladesh was elected in many international elections, most notable among them are member to executive board of UNESCO (2017-2021), Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) (2017-2019), deputy member of International Labour Organization (ILO) governing body (2017-2020)and member of executive board of UN World Food Program (WFP) (2016-2018).last_img read more

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Washington DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance Meeting

first_imgWashington, D.C. Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance with member chapters is scheduled to hold a meeting on May 20 at 1 p.m. at KIPP D.C. College Prep, 1405 Brentwood Parkway, NE, about the purpose of the Alumni Alliance’s concept, mission, and the overall objective of the organization.  During the meeting, members will be able to ask questions and learn how the alliance embodies working together and the power of collaborative engagement. Any questions regarding the meeting should be emailed to communications@dchbcu.org.last_img read more

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Louisville Postgame Notes vs Duke

first_imgStory Links Cunningham surpassed his previous high of 11 set at Georgia Tech on Jan. 19. Cunningham has at least five assists in 12 games this season, including 10 of 12 ACC contests. The leader in assists per game in ACC play, Cunningham is now averaging 6.8 per game against conference foes. Louisville held the Blue Devils without a field goal for a stretch of 9:15 in the second half (18:19 to 9:04).  Steven Enoch scored 10 points in the first half on his way to 14 for the game. The Cardinals are 4-5 against ranked competition this year. Sutton has been in double figures in each of his last five games and 16 times this season. Sutton is averaging 16.4 points over that five-game stretch, scoring at least 14 points in all five. Louisville recorded its 45th run of at least eight consecutive points this season with an 8-0 spurt late in the first half. The Cardinals held Duke scoreless for stretches of 3:20 and 3:37 to up their total to 44 scoring draughts of three minutes or more forced. Dwayne Sutton finished 5-of-8 from the field for the second straight game, scoring 15 points in the loss. The Cardinals grabbed 10 offensive rebounds for the 15th time this season and 11th time in the last 15 games. Louisville held Duke to 37 percent shooting on Tuesday night. With the loss, Louisville is now 6-10 all-time against Duke and 3-3 versus the Blue Devils in Louisville. Louisville is 2-5 against Duke since joining the ACC. The Cardinals are 6-6 against Duke during Mike Krzyzewski’s tenure.TEAM NOTES The Cardinals 23-point lead (59-36) was Duke’s largest deficit of the year, surpassing the previous high of 16. Malik Williams pulled down nine rebounds on Tuesday, his third-highest total of the season and most since grabbing 11 against Miami on Jan. 6.Print Friendly Version Since moving out of the starting lineup, Enoch has scored in double digits in seven of 11 contests.  PLAYER NOTES Tuesday’s contest was Louisville’s fourth straight against a ranked opponent and ninth of the season. Nwora matched his season and career high with five three-pointers made. Nwora grabbed 12 rebounds for his team-leading sixth double-double of the season. The 12 rebounds were just two shy of his career best. Nwora surpassed the 600-point mark for his career and now has 604 overall. Christen Cunningham finished with a career high 12 assists on Tuesday evening. Louisville led by nine (38-29) at halftime, Duke’s largest halftime deficit of the season. The Blue Devils are the 12th team UofL has held below 40 percent this season. Duke shot 36 percent in the first half and 37 in the second to mark the 22nd and 23rd times the Cardinals have held an opponent under 40 percent for a half this season. Louisville won the rebounding battle 41-39 in Tuesday’s loss. SERIES NOTES Jordan Nwora tallied his 11th 20-point game of the season on Tuesday, closing out the night with 23 points. The Cardinals have dished out 15 or more assists 10 times this season, including seven of the last 12 games. The Cardinals have outrebounded the opponent in 20 of 25 games this season. UofL is 15-5 in the 20 games it has won the battle on the glass. UofL finished the night with 17 assists, tying its fourth-best output of the year.last_img read more

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Honey can destroy harmful fungus save lives Study

first_imgResearchers from Britain have identified the effect of honey used since ancient times for the treatment of several diseases, on pathogenic fungi that can cause devastating infections in vulnerable people. Researchers from the University of Manchester in Britain discovered a powerful link between Surgihoney — a medicinal type of honey and the destruction of Fusarium — a fungus that can cause blindness or even death. The researchers used different concentrations of Surgihoney, a biologically engineered honey that produces chemically reactive molecules containing oxygen, to test how effective it could be in destroying the fungus Fusarium, which is found on plants and in soil. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Even the lowest concentrations had a significant effect in breaking down the cell wall of the fungus, demonstrating its potential as a future treatment for patients, the study revealed. Chronic infections, such as those found in long-lasting wounds comprise about 60-80 per cent of infectious diseases in humans and the way fungi invades wounds is associated with the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Chronic infections, such as those found in long-lasting wounds, in which fungi invades, comprise about 60-80 per cent of infectious diseases in humans. Biofilms — thin layers of micro organisms, which group together — contribute to the severity and delayed healing of such chronic wounds, the researchers said. The study opens door for further work on the application of honey for many fungal infections and allows scientists to adopt different options for treating a range of superficial infections, researchers concluded.last_img read more

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Interjet launches new Cancun Lima Guayaquil and Medellín routes

first_imgThey say that route offers schedules for passengers to connect from Medellín to the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara and Tijuana in Mexico, New York, Chicago and Dallas in the United States and Toronto and Montreal in Canada. Cancun, Q.R. — Interjet has announced the launching of new international routes from Cancun to Lima, Peru, and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The new routes will begin with flight operations to Medellín, Colombia to-and-from Mexico City and Cancun. In a press conference, the hotel leader specified that they work hand-in-hand with Interjet for the promotion of new routes. President of la Asociación de Hoteles de Cancún, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres, Roberto Cintrón Gómez, announced the inauguration of the new daily flight to Cancun from Medellín, Colombia. In the first quarter of 2019, the airline served 104,425 passengers on both routes, which represented an increase of 18 percent with respect to the same period last year.center_img The opening of the Mexico-Medellín and Cancún-Medellín routes are in response to travelers. During 2018, Interjet served 287,398 passengers on the routes connecting Bogotá to Mexico City and Cancun, 13 percent higher than the previous year. The airline has also announced the start of another international route, Lima, Peru with Cancun beginning June 17.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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