To Work In India, Expats Ask For The Moon

first_imgSome curious ogling and harmless street-side jeers at a local Eastern India bazaar prompted a Brazilian mining engineer and his wife to say no to a plum job offer from one of the world’s largest mining companies. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

Virat Kohli has done his job, focus now on MS Dhoni

first_imgVirat Kohli has been brilliant leading India in the Test format and with the ODI series against New Zealand starting October 16, all the focus will be now on limited-overs captain MS Dhoni.India recently blanked New Zealand 3-0 in the Test series under Kohli’s captaincy and becoming the No. 1 ranked Test team dethroning Pakistan. This was also India’s fourth Test series win under Kohli’s leadership. However, Dhoni is trailing behind in the race, having only won one ODI series against Zimbabwe post World Cup 2015 and losing to Australia, South Africa and Bangladesh. (Also read: Suresh Raina ruled out of India’s first ODI against New Zealand)Moreover, Dhoni has come under severe criticism for not being able to finish games. After World Cup 2015, Dhoni has played 16 matches, scoring 419 runs at an average of 34.92 and the highest score being 92 not out. But the upcoming five-match series against New Zealand starting Sunday gives Dhoni a chance for redemption.Dhoni’s overall batting after 2015 World Cup Matches Innings Runs HS Avg SR 100s 50s 16 13 419 92* 34.92 91.48 0 2Dhoni’s batting at different positions post 2015 World Cup Position Innings NO Runs HS Avg SR 100s 50s 4 5 0 181 69 36.20 79.04 0 1 5 5 1 191 92* 47.75 107.91 0 1 6 3 0 47 27 15.66 90.38 0 0 Total 13 1 419 92* 34.92 91.48 0 2Dhoni’s win/loss stat as ODI skipper after 2015 World Cup Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win% 16 7 9 0 0 43.75last_img read more

Federer Going for No. 8 at Wimbledon Against Marin Cilic

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is going for No. 8 at Wimbledon.The seven-time champion at the All England Club will face Marin Cilic on Centre Court for the Wimbledon title.Federer last won the grass-court major in 2012. But he won the Australian Open this year for his 18th Grand Slam title.Federer is 6-1 against Cilic, but the big-serving Croat beat Federer in the U.S. Open semifinals in 2014 on his way to his only major title.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Nova Scotia Seafood Industry Showcased

first_imgNova Scotia seafood exporters, suppliers and processors willnegotiate with buyers and learn about the latest seafoodinnovations and technology at the European Seafood Exposition inBrussels, Belgium, from Tuesday, April 26 to Thursday, April 28. “This event provides a great opportunity for Nova Scotiacompanies to reaffirm relationships with European buyers and toestablish new business markets,” said Chris d’Entremont, Ministerof Agriculture and Fisheries. “The department is increasing itspresence this year with a booth at the Canadian pavilion. Staffwill be promoting Nova Scotia seafood, including haddock, herringand snow crab.” Nova Scotia exported more that $190 million in seafood productsto western and eastern regions of Europe in 2004. Lobster was thehighest exported species, with more than $80 million in productsold. The European Seafood Exposition attracts visitors from 100countries and hosts decision-makers and purchasers who dominatethe seafood industry in Europe and around the world. The showgives industry representatives an opportunity to meet, transact,negotiate and connect with clients both new and old. For moreinformation see the website at .last_img read more

British PM Johnson to meet Irelands Varadkar over Brexit

first_imgLONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted an offer to meet Irish leader Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit and the Northern Irish backstop, the Sunday Telegraph said citing UK government sources. “The UK has accepted Varadkar’s offer to meet and dates are being discussed,” a UK source told the newspaper. Johnson has told the European Union there is no point in new talks on a withdrawal agreement unless negotiators are willing to drop the Northern Irish backstop agreed by his predecessor Theresa May. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe EU has said it is not prepared to reopen the divorce deal it agreed with May, which includes the backstop, an insurance policy to prevent the return to a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland. May’s agreement, rejected three times by the British parliament, says the United Kingdom will remain in a customs union “unless and until” alternative arrangements are found to avoid a hard border. Johnson has said Britain will leave the EU on Oct. 31 with or without a deal. He has stepped up preparations to leave without a divorce agreement if Brussels refuses to renegotiate, prompting some lawmakers to suspect a no-deal Brexit is his goal. The Telegraph said it was hoped a meeting between Johnson and Varadkar could take place before the G7 summit in France later in August.last_img read more

Victims and Survivors of Crime Workshop

first_imgThe Workshop is being held Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at the Northern Lights College Atrium from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. There will be food and drinks provided.To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With May 26th – June 1st, 2019, being proclaimed as victim and survivors of crime week in the City of Fort St John, the North Peace Justice Society is hosting the Victims and Survivors of Crime Workshop.The free workshop will host Catherine Bargen of Just Outcomes Consulting, who will speak on the needs and experiences of victims and survivors of crime, as Bargen has decades of experience working in this field.There will also be other local resources and service providers in attendance with information booths to help inform attendees of their services.last_img

Business Highlights

___Trump says he plans to keep criticizing Fed over ratesWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has no intention of ending his public attacks on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policies even though he knows he has made Chairman Jerome Powell’s job more difficult. Trump tells ABC News that he thinks economic growth and stock market indexes would be substantially higher if the chairman “wouldn’t have raised interest rates so much.”___Grounding of Boeing plane hovers over big air show in ParisAt the Paris Air Show, there’s likely to be much new talk, but no big orders, for Boeing’s grounded 737 Max airliner. Uncertainty over when the plane will fly again, and apprehension over signs such as declining air cargo shipments, will dominate the show. Boeing’s rival, Airbus, is expected to announce a new plane slightly bigger than the Max.___Ivanka Trump took in nearly $4M from DC hotel last yearNEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump took in nearly $4 million in revenue last year from her part ownership of President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel, up slightly from a year earlier. A financial disclosure released by the White House on Friday also shows her fashion business took in at least $1 million, down from at least $5 million the previous year. The disclosure for her husband, Jared Kushner, shows he took in hundreds of thousands from his holdings of New York City apartments. Both are White House advisers.___Good hemp seed or ‘garbage’? Growers say standards neededAURORA, Ore. (AP) — A new global hemp research lab in Oregon joins a national review board and a handful of seed certification programs as the first attempts at standardizing the growing U.S. hemp industry. Oregon State University unveiled the Global Hemp Innovation Center this week. It will offer a certification program to tell farmers which seeds are legitimate and legal. The U.S. hemp industry has been expanding since the federal government removed the crop from the controlled substances list late last year.___Major oil companies commit to carbon pricing at VaticanVATICAN CITY (AP) — Some of the world’s major oil producers have committed to supporting “economically meaningful” carbon pricing regimes after Vatican summit on climate change and a personal appeal from Pope Francis to avoid “perpetrating a brutal act of injustice” against the poor and future generations. The companies said governments should set such pricing regimes at a level that encourages business and investment, while “minimizing the costs to vulnerable communities and supporting economic growth.”___Top dog: Shares of online pet store Chewy soar in debutNEW YORK (AP) — Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, went public Friday and had a strong debut as investors bank on the growing pet industry. Its shares soared 59% Friday, putting the company’s market value at about $14 billion. Demand for the initial public offering was high. Chewy raised just over $1 billion, with 46.5 million shares sold at $22 each. That’s above what the company had expected.___Chipmakers, trade fears drag down stocks; Facebook gainsNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell in afternoon trading as chipmakers slumped because of fears that the U.S.-China trade dispute is stunting demand. Broadcom warned that sales restrictions to technology companies, including phone maker Huawei, will slow growth. It trimmed its forecast and peers including Nvidia and Qualcomm fell. Banks and industrial stocks also fell. Facebook helped lift media and internet stocks. Utilities were among the biggest gainers as investors shifted money into safe-play holdings.___Chicago investment firm takes majority stake in WhataburgerSAN ANTONIO (AP) — An investment firm has purchased a majority stake in Whataburger as the Texas-based fast-food company seeks to expand in an increasingly competitive market. Whataburger announced Friday that the purchase by Chicago-based BDT Capital Partners should be finalized by the end of the summer and will be subject to regulatory overview. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.___Quicken Loans to pay $32.5M to settle lawsuit over bad loansDETROIT (AP) — Quicken Loans has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of fraudulently sticking the government with bad mortgages. Crain’s Detroit Business says the agreement, with no admission of wrongdoing, was disclosed Friday by a mediator. The government had accused Quicken of cutting corners when verifying the income of certain borrowers. The Detroit-based company denied the allegations and had described the lawsuit as “abusive.”___Stocks post small losses; investors look ahead to FedNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a choppy week of trading with modest losses Friday as investors look forward to getting more clues about the direction of interest rates from the Fed. Technology shares drove the declines, and energy stocks also fell a day after leading the market. Some late gains in banks and insurers helped temper the market’s losses. Investors dealt with fresh concerns about the impact on businesses of the U.S. trade dispute with China after the chipmaker Broadcom said demand has slowed.___The S&P 500 index fell 4.66 points, or 0.2%, to 2,886.98. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 17.16 points, or 0.1%, to 26,089.61. The Nasdaq composite slid 40.47 points, or 0.5%, to 7,796.66. The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks dropped 13.31 points, or 0.9%, to 1,522.50.The Associated Press read more

Microsoft president pushes VancouverSeattle tech corridor despite NAFTA doubt

VANCOUVER — The president of Microsoft is pushing to make a Vancouver-Seattle technology corridor a success, despite the uncertainty around cross-border trade posed by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.Brad Smith was in Vancouver on Wednesday to promote the Cascadia Innovation Corridor, an agreement signed by British Columbia and Washington state that aims to grow high-tech industries and strengthen collaboration across the region.Speaking to reporters after a speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Smith said the company was optimistic about investment in Canada, despite the possibility of Trump’s administration renegotiating North American Free Trade Agreement to impose levies on goods flowing across the border.As Apple’s iPhone turns 10 today, few remember its disastrous startEU enforcers slap Google with record $2.7 billion fine for skewing searches“First, the issue is not without risk, but the world is not without risk. We don’t really have an alternative that says, ‘Let’s only focus on the places that have no risk,’ because I’m not sure there are any such places,” he said“Second, we do bring to the whole issue some sense of optimism. As Prime Minister (Justin) Trudeau has pointed out, NAFTA has been revised and improved over 15 times since it was initially signed. I’d almost go so far as to say evolution and improvement have been an inherent part of a healthy trading agreement.”Trudeau has been attempting to lure foreign investment in Canada’s growing technology sector, including through a visit to the Seattle area last month to attend the closed-door Microsoft CEO Summit and to meet with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Trump’s “America First” rhetoric poses a challenge, but his restrictive immigration policies could draw more talent north, experts have said.Smith said he was optimistic that “common sense will prevail” on NAFTA. He said he has already made the point to lawmakers in Washington, D.C., that there are 13 states that border Canada and they share not only economics, jobs and trade, but also culture and a sense of concern about their neighbours.The company opened its Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre in downtown Vancouver last June to considerable fanfare, attracting the prime minister, B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. It now employs more than 600 people, although some are skilled foreign workers destined to be transferred the U.S.Asked whether Trump’s “travel ban” on citizens of six countries makes Vancouver a more attractive destination for Microsoft employees, Smith said the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing entry of those who have a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the U.S. will ease the impact on business.But he praised Canada for boosting its immigration quota to 300,000 in 2017, prioritizing migrants with talent and fostering a sense of stability.“One of the many strengths of Canada right now is the way it has made itself a friendly destination for talented people all over the world,” he said.Clark and Inslee signed the Cascadia Innovation Corridor agreement last September, promising to grow high-tech, life sciences, clean technology and data analytics industries across borders and foster ties throughout the region with joint action in research, education, workforce development and transportation and investment.During his speech to the board of trade on Wednesday, Smith outlined some of the progress that has been made, including a memoranda of understanding between three cancer centres and a cross-university urban analytics research program.Washington has also allotted US$1 million toward a feasibility study for a high-speed rail link between Seattle and Vancouver.Smith also urged Vancouver to become a hub for “mixed reality.” The term refers to virtual reality technology that merges with a person’s surroundings, rather than creating an entirely separate environment.He said the estimated revenue for mixed reality video games, including both hardware and software, is expected to top $12 billion by 2025, and noted Vancouver already has a thriving video game industry with more than 17,000 employees in 3D technology.The Canadian Press read more

New pound coin Royal Mint feels the pressure as website overloaded with

first_imgThe Royal Mint has been overloaded with eager visitors to its website who want to find out about the new pound coin.The 12-sided coin enters circulation today so many people are trying to find out how to get hold of it.Visitors to the website have been put in a queue and have to wait until other people leave the page before they can see the information.A spokesman from the Royal Mint said: “We are experiencing quite a demand at present from people interested in the new £1 coin – both circulating and commemorative editions.” 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. Shops will stop taking the old coins on Oct 15.The old £1 coins are being discontinued as they are too easily faked, says the Royal Mint.About one in 30 of the current £1 coins in circulation today are counterfeit. The Royal Mint has created a much more secure coin, making it harder to replicate.The new features include a hologram image on the coin, micro-lettering on the side and a “hidden high security feature” that the Royal Mint is not revealing.The coin is made of two metals and has a new design. The design is by David Pearce, who won a competition at the age of 15. It has the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock emerging from one stem within a royal coronet.last_img read more

Eusebio gutted with Romas mental deficiencies

first_imgEusebio Di Francesco credited Atalanta for fighting back from 3-0 down to rescue a point against his Roma team citing mental deficiencies as the problem.The Giallorossi coasted to a 3-0 lead only for the team to relax and allow the opposition to level proceedings starting with a Timothy Castagne header on the stroke of half-time.Despite Duvan Zapata missing a penalty, Atalanta still completed the comeback for 3-3.“The team made the right choices and took the correct approach in the first half, realising Atalanta would attack in numbers and leave gaps,” the Coach told Football Italia.“The only problem is this isn’t the first time it has happened to us. It’s absurd to see a team with the same players put in such a different performance from one half to the next.Di Francesco: Roma must manage games better after Atalanta collapse— ForzaItalianFootball (@SerieAFFC) January 27, 2019“Evidently the mental deficiencies of this team are still very much there and we have a lot of psychological work to do. You cannot throw away a 3-0 lead like this and if anything we were fortunate we got a draw.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“This team showed it is capable of keeping the tempo up, choosing the right timing and passing the ball behind their defence. When you can’t keep the ball and keep giving it away, as we did in the second half, Atalanta can kill you. And they did.“All credit to Atalanta, but also all the blame to us for losing a 3-0 lead. What drives me crazy is the lack of consistency from this team, even during the same match.”Di Francesco was shouting angrily at Justin Kluivert during the closing stages.“I need more from players like Kluivert, which is to defend when he needs to, but also to actually do damage when he’s got the ball going forward.”All over in Bergamo…Dzeko (2) and El Shaarawy with the goals for the Giallorossi. #ASRoma #AtalantaRoma— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) January 27, 2019last_img read more

New Tools Help Clarify Conservation Compliance

first_imgNew materials are available to help crop insurance participants clarify conservation compliance requirements.  The Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) developed the materials, which can be found here.A new Fact Sheet, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Webinar Q&As can be found on the right side of the compliance page in the “What’s New” box.  In addition to the PDFs, there are web versions that allow users to choose each question individually and expand to see the answer.Under the USDA Conservation Compliance Process there is an interactive decision tool that is based on the flow chart of the compliance process.  The PDF version of the flow chart is found directly beneath the decision tool.last_img read more

Saaho teaser launch date revealed Shraddha Kapoors first look packed with thrills

first_imgPrabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s first looks from SaahoCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookThe makers of Prabhas’ upcoming movie Saaho, which is set to hit screens on August 15, have finally released the first look poster of Shraddha Kapoor and announced the date of its teaser launch.With barely two months left for the release of Saaho, the fans of Prabhas across the globe are eagerly waiting to see its teaser. There were rumours last week that T-Series, which is presenting its Hindi version, is releasing its first look video with its recent Bollywood release Bharat starring Salman as Eid treat on June 5. When it did not happen, the disappointed fans kept on asking the makers about its launch date.The makers of Saaho, who sensed the growing impatience of Prabhas’s fans, took to the Twitter page of UV Creations and announced the date of its teaser launch. They posted, “The big revelation about the year’s biggest action thriller from India. Enter the world of SAAHO with the Teaser on 13th June. Experience it in theatres from 14th June! #SaahoTeaser #15AugWithSaaho.” Shraddha Kapoor’s first looks from SaahoTwitterAlong with this announcement, the producers of Saaho also release the first look of Shraddha Kapoor to pique the excitement among the audience. This poster is fully loaded with action and intensity and the actress looks fierce, holding a gun. Her look went viral on social media soon after it was launched.Saaho is one of the most anticipated films of 2019. Prabhas, who enjoys pan India appeal is playing the lead role and he is paired alongside Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor. It also has an ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay and Murali Sharma.Saaho is a high octane action thriller that is made with a whopping budget of Rs 300 crore. It is directed by Sujeeth, produced by UV Creations and presented by T-Series. The movie is being shot in three languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu simultaneously and will be released in the cinema halls on the Independence day.last_img read more

Actress Ellen Page is mad at Naughty Dog over The Last of

first_imgThose of you who had the pleasure of playing Naughty Dog’s latest opus, The Last of Us, last week — or ever saw a screenshot and are aware of the likenesses of actresses — might’ve noticed that deuteragonist Ellie looks an awful lot like Juno star Ellen Page. You also might’ve noticed that her name is Ellie. The character’s likeness is just too similar to Page’s to be a weird coincidence, especially considering the two share a name. Naughty Dog didn’t ask Page’s permission to use her likeness, and Page mentioned she wasn’t too fond of that.In a reddit AMA, Page directly stated that using her likeness was “not appreciated,” especially because she’s acting in Quantic Dream’s upcoming game, Beyond: Two Souls. That might get confusing for the gaming populace, or at least seem a little disrespectful to both Page and Quantic Dream.Believe it or not, when early builds of The Last of Us were shown off, Ellie looked even more like Ellen Page than she does now. After everyone noticed how striking the resemblance was, Naughty Dog remodeled Ellie to look a little more like her voice actress, Ashley Johnson, who has been acting and voice acting since she was around seven-years-old. You might remember her as the angsty daughter from the 2000 Mel Gibson powerhouse What Women Want, or maybe recognize her voice from Teen Titans and various Ben 10 series. Even with the addition of Johnson’s features, though, Ellie still looks a whole lot like Ellen Page.Modeling an in-game character after a real-life actor or actress without getting permission isn’t anything new for the gaming industry. The Silent Hill series, for instance, is known for modeling its characters after  famous actresses; Maria from Silent Hill 2 is famously inspired by Cameron Diaz. We get that an actress wouldn’t be thrilled with a company using using her likeness without her permission — especially when the likeness was used in what could be considered a competing product to one in which she is actually starring — but one wonders how Page would’ve felt if Naughty Dog came right out and said, “We love Ellen, this character is our way of showing that.”Whether or not Naughty Dog really did use Page’s likeness, or this is some kind of ridiculous cosmic coincidence, The Last of Us is a revelation and seems to be the game of this generation, and Page’s (possibly accidental) likeness will forever be attached to video game history.Image credit: VGChartzlast_img read more

2TB Kingston Flash Drive Costs A Months Rent in NYC

first_img Microsoft won’t be replenishing stock of the 2TB Xbox One S2TB Xbox One S launches August 2 if you’ve got $399 to spend Stay on target What do Mary Poppins’ magic satchel, Hermione Granger’s beaded handbag, and Kingston Digital’s DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB flash drive have in common? They’re all seemingly endless reservoirs of storage.The DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (DTUGT) debuted at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in January, promising up to 2TB of storage.That’s up to 70 hours of 4K video (or 531,344 MP3s, 1,792 compressed MP4 movies, or 96 PC games) in your pocket—safe inside a zinc-alloy metal casing.But the tiny treasury comes at a cost: $1,650, to be exact. A 27 percent savings off the list price, that’s still an expensive piece of hardware. The 1TB model comes in at a slightly more reasonable $950.“We are always striving to create new and better storage solutions to meet our customers’ needs especially in an ever-increasing digital world,” Jean Wong, Kingston’s flash business manager, said in a statement.Complete with a five-year warranty with free technical support, the DataTraveler Ultimate GT runs USB 3.1 Gen 1, offering the same plug-and-play capability as any flash drive—with ten times the speed and better power management, according to Kingston’s website.It is compatible with Windows operating systems 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, as well as Mac OS 10.9 and higher, Linux 2.6 and above, and Chrome OS.“Users can push the boundaries of their mobile storage needs and ensure that they have more than enough space to store their video, photos, and files in a small form factor,” Wong said.The company’s customization program also means corporations (or self-indulgent people) can personalize the drives with a specific logo, art, casing, and content.Those who don’t need 2TB of space can opt for Kingston’s DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB flash drive, featuring blue-and-black rubberized casing and three capacities: 16GB ($20), 32GB ($29), and 64GB ($50). Place orders directly from Kingston, or via read more

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these sugarfree sweets

first_imgDespite the popularity of sugary treats, many health experts have noted how the increasing consumption of such products is leading to several serious diseases, such as diabetes. To curb the effect of sugar-based confectionaries, experts have suggested sugar-free treats that are a healthier alternative. Sugar free besan laddoos: While these come in several flavours, the most commonly available variant is besan laddoo, which is made with gram flour, ghee, and lots of sugar. Nevertheless, these days, many sweetmeat sellers and e-commerce platforms have begun to offer a healthier alternative that contains little to no sugar, and taste just as great.Khajoor roll: Khajoor, or dates, is the fruit from date palm trees, native to Middle-Eastern countries. It is also a popular dessert choice for the calorie-conscious. You can go for delectable khajoor rolls garnished with almond slivers for the perfectly healthy sweet treat.The sweet is prepared with honey instead of sugar and dates, combining two naturally sweet ingredients for a healthy after-meal snack.Anjeer (Fig) barfi: Anjeer, or fig is considered as one of the healthiest foods in the world due to the benefits it offers, such as improving digestion and controlling diabetes. This fruit can also be enjoyed in the form of anjeer barfi, an appetising treat that contains no refined sugar.These are usually made with cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, figs, clarified butter (ghee), and honey, and are an excellent wholesome treat for both children and adults.Fini: Fini is a traditional Rajasthani sweet that originated in Bikaner. This delicacy looks like a bunch of hair due to its thin strands. It is made using flour, sugar, and pure ghee, making it an extremely sugary delight. On the other hand, its sugar-free variant is made using honey, so that you can curb your sugar intake without compromising on flavour.Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa: This sweet is a rather diabetic friendly treat which is made with just a teaspoon of ghee, bottle gourd, low fat milk, cardamom powder and stevia.Date coconut roll: This roll is made of only dates, almonds and a cup of desiccated coconut an packed with two grams of fibre. Date and apple kheer: You just need one chopped apple, low fat milk, dates and a teaspoon of crushed walnut for this sugar-free delight.last_img read more

Energy drinks may harm your heart

first_imgConsuming too many energy drinks in a short timespan may increase blood pressure and disrupt heart rhythm, a study has found. For the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, enrolled 34 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 40 years. Participants were randomly assigned to drink 32 ounces of one of two commercially available caffeinated energy drinks or a placebo drink on three separate days. The drinks were consumed within a 60-minute period but no faster than one 16-ounce bottle in 30 minutes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfResearchers at the University of the Pacific in the US measured the electrical activity of the volunteers’ hearts by electrocardiogram, which records the way a heart is beating. They also recorded participant’s blood pressure. All measurements were taken at the study’s start and every 30 minutes for four hours after drink consumption. Both energy beverages tested contained 304 to 320 milligrams of caffeine per 32 fluid ounces. Caffeine at doses under 400 milligrams is not expected to induce any electrocardiographic changes. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOther common ingredients in the energy drinks in the study included taurine (an amino acid), glucuronolactone (found in plants and connective tissues) and B-vitamins. The placebo drink contained carbonated water, lime juice and cherry flavouring. In participants who consumed either type of energy drink, researchers found that the QT interval was six milliseconds or 7.7 milliseconds higher at four hours compared to placebo drinkers. The QT interval is a measurement of the time it takes ventricles in the heart (the lower chambers) to prepare to generate a beat again. If this time interval is either too short or too long, it can cause the heart to beat abnormally. The resulting arrhythmia can be life-threatening. The results of the study confirm previous findings and suggest that the QT interval changes are generally sustained over the four-hour monitoring period rather than being a short-lasting effect after consuming 32-ounces of an energy drink. Researchers also found a statistically significant increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in participants who consumed the energy drinks. “We found an association between consuming energy drinks and changes in QT intervals and blood pressure that cannot be attributed to caffeine,” said Sachin A Shah, a professor at University of the Pacific. “We urgently need to investigate the particular ingredient or combination of ingredients in different types of energy drinks that might explain the findings seen in our clinical trial,” said Shah. The study is the largest controlled study of the effects of energy drinks on the heart and blood pressure in young healthy volunteers. “Energy drinks are readily accessible and commonly consumed by a large number of teens and young adults, including college students. Understanding how these drinks affect the heart is extremely important,” said Kate O’Dell, a professor at the University of the Pacific. “The public should be aware of the impact of energy drinks on their body especially if they have other underlying health conditions,” Shah said. “Healthcare professionals should advise certain patient populations, for example, people with underlying congenital or acquired long QT syndrome or high blood pressure, to limit or monitor their consumption,” he said.last_img read more

Cow stuck in mud

first_imgA cow needed to be rescued after it got stuck in mud in the Danskraal area this morning.The animal got stuck in open veld behind Sasko. Sasko employees realised the cow was in difficulty when they arrived at work, and immediately contacted Public Safety and Animal Anti-Cruelty to ask for help.Half of the cow’s body had sunk down into the mud. The employees waited patiently for Public Safety officers to arrive, who successfully rescued the scared and helpless animal.It is now peacefully grazing and unharmed. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

14 killed in northern China restaurant explosion

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Xinhua says the explosion was so powerful that it shattered the windows of the two-story building that houses the restaurant and shops.Hotpot dining is popular among Chinese, with diners gathering around a steaming pot in which they cook meats and vegetables.Restaurant explosions are common in China, though a death toll this high is rare.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories center_img Comments   Share   BEIJING (AP) – An explosion at a restaurant in northern China has killed 14 people and injured 47.The government of Shouyang county in Shanxi province says on its official website that a gas leak caused the blast and triggered a fire Friday evening at the Xinyangyang hotpot restaurant.The official Xinhua News Agency says six people were killed at the scene and eight others died at a hospital. Seventeen people were severely injured. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img read more

Storm hits the capital fire service called out to flooded areas Update

first_imgA huge storm hit Nicosia Sunday afternoon hours after the met office issues an orange warning, which was to be in effect from noon to 6pmThe storm with hail in some place hit at around 4pm. Numerous reports said four parked cars had been overturned in Strovolos after a mini-tornado hit the area. No one was injured.Police and firemen went to the scene and had the cars towed, CNA reported. Traffic was running as normal, it said.Photo: PolitisThe fire service said it had received 40 calls by 5.30pm related to property damage, falling trees and trapped cars. They also answered calls involving three flooded buildings in Strovolos, Lakatamia and Engomi.Fire service spokesman Andreas Kettis told Cybc no lives had been endangered in any of the incidents.Videos online showed strong winds and heavy rainfall around the capital.Kitasweather reported that there was a risk of road problems but police had not issued any bulletins as of 5pm.According to the weather site, the storm was moving south east and was expected to hit other areas such as Dhali and Athienou.The orange alert was issued in the morning on Sunday warning of heavy thunderstorms inland and in the mountains, along with hail and flash flooding. It said rainfall could exceed 55mm per hour.“Be prepared for strong storms that have a major impact and protect yourself from lightning,” the alert read.“Damage could be caused to property and trees. Flash flooding, wind gusts and hail may occur. Problems in transport and in external activities are expected.”The unstable and unseasonable weather conditions seen over the past few days are expected to continue into the week ahead, probably until Thursday, the met office said, with more isolated rain and storms during the days in the mountains and other inland areas. Some of the storms are forecast to be intense. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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