Hospitals differ largely in using trial of labor after cesarean delivery

19 Jul 2019

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 25 2018Despite the conventional belief that for women giving birth “once a cesarean always a cesarean,” vaginal delivery after cesarean — also known as “trial of labor after cesarean delivery” (TOLAC) — offers a safe option for many second-time mothers with no contraindications. However, hospitals differ widely in how frequently and how well they use TOLAC, say Yale researchers. This study appears online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.”Today, more than 30% of births in the U.S. are delivered via cesarean section,” said Xiao Xu, lead author on the study and associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine. “This high rate of cesarean delivery not only affects the current birth but also future pregnancies as well since maternal risks for adverse outcomes progressively increase with each additional cesarean. So appropriate use of TOLAC plays an important role for improving long-term reproductive health of American women.”Related StoriesRaw meat can act as reservoir for bacteria associated with hospital infectionsIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new study’Traffic light’ food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employeesExamining data from the linked Californian hospital discharge records and birth certificates from 2010 to 2012, the researchers found that overall 12.5% of mothers with one prior cesarean delivery were able to give birth vaginally. Across hospitals, however, the rate of TOLAC use and subsequent success varied considerably — with a median of 30.0% and 30.2%, respectively. The team then uncovered an inverted U-shaped relationship: Both excessively low or high TOLAC use was associated with lower success rates at any given hospital.Additionally, whether hospitals in the study were more or less likely to have greater TOLAC use and success was linked with certain characteristics. Hospitals in rural locations and with higher local malpractice insurance premiums had lower TOLAC use, and hospitals with for-profit ownership had lower TOLAC success. Meanwhile, hospitals with both higher TOLAC use and success rates were those with teaching status, system affiliation, larger volume, higher neonatal care capacity, greater anesthesia availability, a higher proportion of midwife-attended births, and a lower proportion of Medicaid or uninsured patients.”Understanding how and why hospitals differ in providing trial of labor for women after a previous cesarean can help us identify opportunities for improvement,” said Dr. Jessica Illuzzi, senior author on the study and associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Yale.”For example, we found that low-volume and rural hospitals tend to have lower TOLAC use, so for those hospitals, exploring ways to safely support labor after cesarean can be beneficial to women in these regions,” said Illuzzi. “In addition, some hospitals demonstrated successful vaginal delivery rates above 60% when attempting labor after a previous cesarean, so optimizing labor after cesarean for women at other hospitals can be an important and feasible way to reduce repeat cesarean delivery and associated maternal morbidities.” Source:https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/24/hospitals-differ-widely-providing-safe-vaginal-delivery-after-cesareanlast_img read more

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 25 2018Despite the conventional belief that for women giving birth “once a cesarean always a cesarean,” vaginal delivery after cesarean — also known as “trial of labor after cesarean delivery” (TOLAC) — offers a safe option for many second-time mothers with no contraindications. However, hospitals differ widely in how frequently and how well they use TOLAC, say Yale researchers. This study appears online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.”Today, more than 30% of births in the U.S. are delivered via cesarean section,” said Xiao Xu, lead author on the study and associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine. “This high rate of cesarean delivery not only affects the current birth but also future pregnancies as well since maternal risks for adverse outcomes progressively increase with each additional cesarean. So appropriate use of TOLAC plays an important role for improving long-term reproductive health of American women.”Related StoriesRaw meat can act as reservoir for bacteria associated with hospital infectionsIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new study’Traffic light’ food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employeesExamining data from the linked Californian hospital discharge records and birth certificates from 2010 to 2012, the researchers found that overall 12.5% of mothers with one prior cesarean delivery were able to give birth vaginally. Across hospitals, however, the rate of TOLAC use and subsequent success varied considerably — with a median of 30.0% and 30.2%, respectively. The team then uncovered an inverted U-shaped relationship: Both excessively low or high TOLAC use was associated with lower success rates at any given hospital.Additionally, whether hospitals in the study were more or less likely to have greater TOLAC use and success was linked with certain characteristics. Hospitals in rural locations and with higher local malpractice insurance premiums had lower TOLAC use, and hospitals with for-profit ownership had lower TOLAC success. Meanwhile, hospitals with both higher TOLAC use and success rates were those with teaching status, system affiliation, larger volume, higher neonatal care capacity, greater anesthesia availability, a higher proportion of midwife-attended births, and a lower proportion of Medicaid or uninsured patients.”Understanding how and why hospitals differ in providing trial of labor for women after a previous cesarean can help us identify opportunities for improvement,” said Dr. Jessica Illuzzi, senior author on the study and associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Yale.”For example, we found that low-volume and rural hospitals tend to have lower TOLAC use, so for those hospitals, exploring ways to safely support labor after cesarean can be beneficial to women in these regions,” said Illuzzi. “In addition, some hospitals demonstrated successful vaginal delivery rates above 60% when attempting labor after a previous cesarean, so optimizing labor after cesarean for women at other hospitals can be an important and feasible way to reduce repeat cesarean delivery and associated maternal morbidities.” Source:https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/24/hospitals-differ-widely-providing-safe-vaginal-delivery-after-cesareanlast_img read more

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Teleflex wins 2018 Medical Design Excellence Award for Arrow AC3 Optimus IntraAortic

19 Jul 2019

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 29 2018Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, is proud to announce the Arrow AC3 Optimus Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, has been selected as the bronze winner in the cardiovascular device category of the 20th annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. The 2018 winning products were announced at the MDEA ceremony held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.The AC3 Optimus IABP helps a weakened heart pump blood and can deliver IABP therapy to a broad range of patients, even those not previously considered candidates for IABP therapy. Clinicians may use the pump on patients with the most arrhythmias or with heart rates as high as 200 beats per minute.1, 2 In IABP therapy, a physician inserts an intra-aortic balloon catheter into an artery, and using x-ray or imaging, advances the catheter into the aorta. An IABP console, connected to the catheter, controls the inflation and deflation of the balloon.Related StoriesTen-fold rise in tongue-tie surgery for newborns ‘without any real strong data’Heart disease is still the number 1 killer in Australia, according to latest figuresMathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior”We are proud to receive this honor. As innovators in intra-aortic balloon pumping technology, we have made it our commitment to provide a solution that advances the performance and reliability of automated therapy,” said Stew Strong, President and General Manager of the Interventional Division at Teleflex. “This award is a testament to our passion and dedication to providing purpose-driven innovation to improve the health and quality of people’s lives.”The MDEA competition is the medical technology industry’s premier design competition, committed to searching for the world’s highest caliber medical devices, products, systems or packaging available on the market. Products were judged based on design and engineering innovation, function and user-related innovation, patient benefits, business benefits, and overall benefit to the healthcare system. Source:https://www.teleflex.com/last_img read more

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 29 2018Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, is proud to announce the Arrow AC3 Optimus Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, has been selected as the bronze winner in the cardiovascular device category of the 20th annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. The 2018 winning products were announced at the MDEA ceremony held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.The AC3 Optimus IABP helps a weakened heart pump blood and can deliver IABP therapy to a broad range of patients, even those not previously considered candidates for IABP therapy. Clinicians may use the pump on patients with the most arrhythmias or with heart rates as high as 200 beats per minute.1, 2 In IABP therapy, a physician inserts an intra-aortic balloon catheter into an artery, and using x-ray or imaging, advances the catheter into the aorta. An IABP console, connected to the catheter, controls the inflation and deflation of the balloon.Related StoriesTen-fold rise in tongue-tie surgery for newborns ‘without any real strong data’Heart disease is still the number 1 killer in Australia, according to latest figuresMathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior”We are proud to receive this honor. As innovators in intra-aortic balloon pumping technology, we have made it our commitment to provide a solution that advances the performance and reliability of automated therapy,” said Stew Strong, President and General Manager of the Interventional Division at Teleflex. “This award is a testament to our passion and dedication to providing purpose-driven innovation to improve the health and quality of people’s lives.”The MDEA competition is the medical technology industry’s premier design competition, committed to searching for the world’s highest caliber medical devices, products, systems or packaging available on the market. Products were judged based on design and engineering innovation, function and user-related innovation, patient benefits, business benefits, and overall benefit to the healthcare system. Source:https://www.teleflex.com/last_img read more

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Creating new environment to improve treatment for limbal stem cell deficiency

19 Jul 2019

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 31 2018You’ve probably seen the late night ads and the onslaught of cosmetic marketing – hyaluronic acid or hyaluronan, touted as the “fountain of youth,” the best moisturizer or skin plumper on the market. It turns out, this naturally occurring molecule, with high concentrations in the eyes, is necessary for creating stem cells in the limbus, the border of the cornea and whites of the eye (sclera). Limbal stem cells regenerate the cornea after serious corneal injury. Patients who lack these cells and their environment develop a condition called limbal stem cell deficiency which causes opaque corneas.”Our hope is to use the knowledge of hyaluronan in creating stem cells to improve the treatment of patients with limbal stem cell deficiency,” said assistant professor of optometry Vivien Coulson-Thomas whose research is supported by a $1.9M grant from the National Eye Institute.She previously discovered that hyaluronan in the eyes is present exclusively in the corneal limbus.”This grant is to look at how the hyaluronan creates limbal stem cells and we will also look at whether we can take a cell, put it on a hyaluronan layer, or substrate, and create new stem cells in the lab,” said Coulson-Thomas.Stem cells, the body’s version of cells on reserve, exist in a nonspecific state until called upon to transform into the kind of cell that can produce new body tissue for either maintenance or to repair an injury. Every cell needs the proper environment to grow, and Coulson-Thomas is exploring what environment corneal stem cells need to do their job and then recreate that environment in patients where it has been damaged.Related StoriesNANOLIVE‘s novel CX-A defines a new standard for live cell imaging in 96 well plates for continuous organelle monitoring in cell populationsAbcam Acquire Off-The-Shelf Diploid Library of Over 2,800 Knockout Cell LinesSlug serves as ‘command central’ for determining breast stem cell health”The environment, called the extracellular matrix, can make a stem cell turn into something else. If you change the environment, you change the cell,” said Coulson-Thomson, who has studied the extracellular matrix for 20 years, one of the few researcher experts in this understudied field. The cell itself influences what is in the extracellular matrix and one of those things is hyaluronan.Substantial evidence shows that the cornea contains a limbal stem cell niche containing limbal stem cells, which are vital for reconstituting the corneal epithelium after injury. Injury to the cornea leading to substantial damage of the niche may decrease the overall number of limbal stem cells, reducing the ability of these cells to resurface the corneal epithelium. In severe cases this can lead to limbal stem cell deficiency, a serious medical condition.Even if a patient has a few remaining limbal stem cells, its extracellular matrix is filled with scar tissue, so the cells will not remain stem cells. Coulson-Thomas will explore increasing stem cells by determining the ideal substrate layer for their growth in a petri dish.”If you put the stem cells on plastic dishes with environments completely foreign to the cells, not all the cells will stay stem cells, they’re going to become other kinds of cells, and then who knows what kind of cells will eventually be put into a recipient,” said Coulson-Thomas. Her method to control the outcome includes expanding substrates with hyaluronan and then measuring the percentage of cells that remain stem cells. Source:http://www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2018/october-2018/103018-coulson-thomas-corneal-stem-cells.phplast_img read more

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 31 2018You’ve probably seen the late night ads and the onslaught of cosmetic marketing – hyaluronic acid or hyaluronan, touted as the “fountain of youth,” the best moisturizer or skin plumper on the market. It turns out, this naturally occurring molecule, with high concentrations in the eyes, is necessary for creating stem cells in the limbus, the border of the cornea and whites of the eye (sclera). Limbal stem cells regenerate the cornea after serious corneal injury. Patients who lack these cells and their environment develop a condition called limbal stem cell deficiency which causes opaque corneas.”Our hope is to use the knowledge of hyaluronan in creating stem cells to improve the treatment of patients with limbal stem cell deficiency,” said assistant professor of optometry Vivien Coulson-Thomas whose research is supported by a $1.9M grant from the National Eye Institute.She previously discovered that hyaluronan in the eyes is present exclusively in the corneal limbus.”This grant is to look at how the hyaluronan creates limbal stem cells and we will also look at whether we can take a cell, put it on a hyaluronan layer, or substrate, and create new stem cells in the lab,” said Coulson-Thomas.Stem cells, the body’s version of cells on reserve, exist in a nonspecific state until called upon to transform into the kind of cell that can produce new body tissue for either maintenance or to repair an injury. Every cell needs the proper environment to grow, and Coulson-Thomas is exploring what environment corneal stem cells need to do their job and then recreate that environment in patients where it has been damaged.Related StoriesNANOLIVE‘s novel CX-A defines a new standard for live cell imaging in 96 well plates for continuous organelle monitoring in cell populationsAbcam Acquire Off-The-Shelf Diploid Library of Over 2,800 Knockout Cell LinesSlug serves as ‘command central’ for determining breast stem cell health”The environment, called the extracellular matrix, can make a stem cell turn into something else. If you change the environment, you change the cell,” said Coulson-Thomson, who has studied the extracellular matrix for 20 years, one of the few researcher experts in this understudied field. The cell itself influences what is in the extracellular matrix and one of those things is hyaluronan.Substantial evidence shows that the cornea contains a limbal stem cell niche containing limbal stem cells, which are vital for reconstituting the corneal epithelium after injury. Injury to the cornea leading to substantial damage of the niche may decrease the overall number of limbal stem cells, reducing the ability of these cells to resurface the corneal epithelium. In severe cases this can lead to limbal stem cell deficiency, a serious medical condition.Even if a patient has a few remaining limbal stem cells, its extracellular matrix is filled with scar tissue, so the cells will not remain stem cells. Coulson-Thomas will explore increasing stem cells by determining the ideal substrate layer for their growth in a petri dish.”If you put the stem cells on plastic dishes with environments completely foreign to the cells, not all the cells will stay stem cells, they’re going to become other kinds of cells, and then who knows what kind of cells will eventually be put into a recipient,” said Coulson-Thomas. Her method to control the outcome includes expanding substrates with hyaluronan and then measuring the percentage of cells that remain stem cells. Source:http://www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2018/october-2018/103018-coulson-thomas-corneal-stem-cells.phplast_img read more

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Regenstrief scientist calls for precision surveillance for colon cancer screening

19 Jul 2019

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 8 2018The interval at which an individual undergoes a repeat colonoscopy because of previous pre-cancerous polyps — a practice known as “surveillance” — should be tailored to the individual and not simply be determined by the results of prior colonoscopies, according to Regenstrief Institute research scientist Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D. In an editorial in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, he calls for “precision surveillance,” a phrase he has coined to echo the personalized, targeted focus of precision medicine and the application of these concepts to colon cancer screening and surveillance.”The goal of colorectal cancer surveillance is to reduce incidence and death from colorectal cancer,” said Dr. Imperiale. “The only factor we currently consider for whether and when to do a surveillance colonoscopy is the number and size of precancerous polyps found on a previous colonoscopy screening. No other factors are considered; this practice does not always make good clinical sense.”Precision surveillance goes beyond that one element (what’s in the colon) and considers the patient’s phenotype – personal characters such as age, personal medical history, BMI (body mass index), and health habits such as smoking. And when the data become more widely available, consideration of when to rescope should include the skill of the colonoscopists who performed the previous colonoscopies.”Dr. Imperiale says that his editorial, “Thinking Big About Small Adenomas: Moving Towards ‘Precision Surveillance'” is a small step toward advancing surveillance colonoscopy by expanding the proportion of persons considered “low-risk” from one or two small, precancerous polyps to up to four such polyps. The giant leap, he says, would be to employ precision surveillance and make screening recommendations truly personalized and based on the patient, their polyps, and their colonoscopist.Related StoriesAre physical examinations by family doctors still needed?Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmissionScientists discover hundreds of protein-pairs through coevolution studyAlthough studies suggest that the smaller the precancerous lesions are, the longer it takes for them to become cancerous, scientists do not have an accurate picture of the natural history of these lesions because they are removed upon discovery. It is known that most do not become cancerous.”While we want to keep an eye on those individuals who have shown they can grow precancerous polyps, we need to balance being appropriately aggressive in those with whom we should be, with backing off from intense treatment for people who don’t require it ,” said Dr. Imperiale. “Precision surveillance starts to get at that issue.”As an example, he contrasts two hypothetical patients — a healthy 55-year-old and a 70-year-old on home oxygen or dialysis. Each is found to have one or two small precancerous polyps. Current guidelines call for the same five- to ten-year interval for a repeat colonoscopy; most colonoscopists would re-scope at five years. Dr. Imperiale says that colonoscopists need to use their judgment and discuss with each patient when and even if to repeat the colonoscopy.For the 55-year-old he would recommend a repeat colonoscopy in five to ten years or sooner if symptoms appear or other concerns arise. For the 70-year-old with significant health issues he would discuss with the individual and relevant family whether the best course might be to forego further colonoscopy simply to look for any new polyps.”To provide the best care to patients and use healthcare resources responsibly, we need to be more thoughtful about certain factors in addition to the results of previous colonoscopies,” said Dr. Imperiale. “We need to screen and re-examine those who need it most and not those people who won’t benefit. Precision screening and surveillance may help achieve that goal.”Source: https://www.regenstrief.org/article/moving-towards-precision-surveillance/last_img read more

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 8 2018The interval at which an individual undergoes a repeat colonoscopy because of previous pre-cancerous polyps — a practice known as “surveillance” — should be tailored to the individual and not simply be determined by the results of prior colonoscopies, according to Regenstrief Institute research scientist Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D. In an editorial in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, he calls for “precision surveillance,” a phrase he has coined to echo the personalized, targeted focus of precision medicine and the application of these concepts to colon cancer screening and surveillance.”The goal of colorectal cancer surveillance is to reduce incidence and death from colorectal cancer,” said Dr. Imperiale. “The only factor we currently consider for whether and when to do a surveillance colonoscopy is the number and size of precancerous polyps found on a previous colonoscopy screening. No other factors are considered; this practice does not always make good clinical sense.”Precision surveillance goes beyond that one element (what’s in the colon) and considers the patient’s phenotype – personal characters such as age, personal medical history, BMI (body mass index), and health habits such as smoking. And when the data become more widely available, consideration of when to rescope should include the skill of the colonoscopists who performed the previous colonoscopies.”Dr. Imperiale says that his editorial, “Thinking Big About Small Adenomas: Moving Towards ‘Precision Surveillance'” is a small step toward advancing surveillance colonoscopy by expanding the proportion of persons considered “low-risk” from one or two small, precancerous polyps to up to four such polyps. The giant leap, he says, would be to employ precision surveillance and make screening recommendations truly personalized and based on the patient, their polyps, and their colonoscopist.Related StoriesAre physical examinations by family doctors still needed?Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmissionScientists discover hundreds of protein-pairs through coevolution studyAlthough studies suggest that the smaller the precancerous lesions are, the longer it takes for them to become cancerous, scientists do not have an accurate picture of the natural history of these lesions because they are removed upon discovery. It is known that most do not become cancerous.”While we want to keep an eye on those individuals who have shown they can grow precancerous polyps, we need to balance being appropriately aggressive in those with whom we should be, with backing off from intense treatment for people who don’t require it ,” said Dr. Imperiale. “Precision surveillance starts to get at that issue.”As an example, he contrasts two hypothetical patients — a healthy 55-year-old and a 70-year-old on home oxygen or dialysis. Each is found to have one or two small precancerous polyps. Current guidelines call for the same five- to ten-year interval for a repeat colonoscopy; most colonoscopists would re-scope at five years. Dr. Imperiale says that colonoscopists need to use their judgment and discuss with each patient when and even if to repeat the colonoscopy.For the 55-year-old he would recommend a repeat colonoscopy in five to ten years or sooner if symptoms appear or other concerns arise. For the 70-year-old with significant health issues he would discuss with the individual and relevant family whether the best course might be to forego further colonoscopy simply to look for any new polyps.”To provide the best care to patients and use healthcare resources responsibly, we need to be more thoughtful about certain factors in addition to the results of previous colonoscopies,” said Dr. Imperiale. “We need to screen and re-examine those who need it most and not those people who won’t benefit. Precision screening and surveillance may help achieve that goal.”Source: https://www.regenstrief.org/article/moving-towards-precision-surveillance/last_img read more

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Researchers develop highly sensitive cell model to study complex effects of antiinflammatory

18 Jul 2019

first_img Source:https://www.uni-jena.de/en/190222_antiinflammatory_drugs_cell_model.html Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 23 2019Jena University pharmacists and international partners present highly sensitive test system for anti-inflammatory drugsDrugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin that relieve pain and lower fever are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. They are used above all for the treatment of inflammatory reactions. However, in spite of their indisputable effectiveness and frequent use, we do not yet fully understand the underlying mechanisms of these drugs. In addition, when these drugs are taken, serious side effects occur and again, the causes of which have also not been sufficiently clarified.The research team led by pharmacists Dr Jana Gerstmeier and Prof. Oliver Werz of the University of Jena has developed a cell model with which they can find answers to these questions. As the team’s scientists report in the specialist publication, ‘The FASEB Journal’, they have succeeded in clarifying the complex effect of active compounds that are administered on the formation of endogenous signaling substances in immune cells during an inflammatory reaction (DOI: 10.1096/fj.201802509R). In the future, this will make it possible to develop new active drugs with fewer side effects. Working groups from Harvard Medical School in Boston and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm were also involved in the research work.Inflammation occurs in two phases”Inflammation proceeds – roughly speaking – in two successive phases,” explains Markus Werner, a doctoral student at the Chair of Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry of Jena University and first author of the study. During the initial phase, type ‘M1’ immune cells (macrophages) are active. They produce inflammatory messenger substances (prostaglandins and leukotrienes) from unsaturated fatty acids, which trigger typical symptoms such as fever and pain. After a few days, the second phase begins, in which the inflammation is resolved. In this phase, type ‘M2’ macrophages are active, which produce inflammation-resolving messenger substances from the fatty acids (called resolvins).Related StoriesResearchers one step closer to unmasking the cause of familial MSChronic inflammation removes motivation by reducing dopamine in the brainHow an orchestra of neurons control hunger pangs”Conventional drugs intervene equally in both phases,” says Dr Jana Gerstmeier. “They reduce the production of both proinflammatory messenger substances and inflammation-resolving mediators.” This alleviates the first acute inflammatory reaction, but at the same time it also hampers the second phase in which the inflammation resolves. “There is a risk of inflammation not being stopped and continuing to progress, so that secondary diseases occur.” Ideally, drugs should therefore reduce only the acute phase, but not impair the phase in which the inflammation resolves.The special feature of the methodology is its sensitivityThe newly developed cell model enables researchers to investigate the efficacy of drugs in both inflammatory phases. “For this purpose, we use human immune cells (M1 and M2), which we pre-treat with the drug to be tested before inducing an inflammatory reaction using pathogenic bacteria,” explains Jana Gerstmeier. The messenger substances released by the cells are analyzed.The special feature of the methodology developed in Jena is its sensitivity: the inflammation-resolving substances of the second phase are effective in concentrations about 1,000 times lower than the inflammatory signal substances of the first inflammatory phase. Very sensitive analytics are required in order to be able to detect these substances, and the Jena laboratory is one of the few laboratories in the world to have mastered this methodology. Using a mass spectrometer, several dozen mediator molecules that have been released are detected and an individual spectrum is created for each active ingredient. This allows conclusions to be drawn about the influence of the drug on the entire inflammatory process.last_img read more

first_img Source:https://www.uni-jena.de/en/190222_antiinflammatory_drugs_cell_model.html Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 23 2019Jena University pharmacists and international partners present highly sensitive test system for anti-inflammatory drugsDrugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin that relieve pain and lower fever are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. They are used above all for the treatment of inflammatory reactions. However, in spite of their indisputable effectiveness and frequent use, we do not yet fully understand the underlying mechanisms of these drugs. In addition, when these drugs are taken, serious side effects occur and again, the causes of which have also not been sufficiently clarified.The research team led by pharmacists Dr Jana Gerstmeier and Prof. Oliver Werz of the University of Jena has developed a cell model with which they can find answers to these questions. As the team’s scientists report in the specialist publication, ‘The FASEB Journal’, they have succeeded in clarifying the complex effect of active compounds that are administered on the formation of endogenous signaling substances in immune cells during an inflammatory reaction (DOI: 10.1096/fj.201802509R). In the future, this will make it possible to develop new active drugs with fewer side effects. Working groups from Harvard Medical School in Boston and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm were also involved in the research work.Inflammation occurs in two phases”Inflammation proceeds – roughly speaking – in two successive phases,” explains Markus Werner, a doctoral student at the Chair of Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry of Jena University and first author of the study. During the initial phase, type ‘M1’ immune cells (macrophages) are active. They produce inflammatory messenger substances (prostaglandins and leukotrienes) from unsaturated fatty acids, which trigger typical symptoms such as fever and pain. After a few days, the second phase begins, in which the inflammation is resolved. In this phase, type ‘M2’ macrophages are active, which produce inflammation-resolving messenger substances from the fatty acids (called resolvins).Related StoriesResearchers one step closer to unmasking the cause of familial MSChronic inflammation removes motivation by reducing dopamine in the brainHow an orchestra of neurons control hunger pangs”Conventional drugs intervene equally in both phases,” says Dr Jana Gerstmeier. “They reduce the production of both proinflammatory messenger substances and inflammation-resolving mediators.” This alleviates the first acute inflammatory reaction, but at the same time it also hampers the second phase in which the inflammation resolves. “There is a risk of inflammation not being stopped and continuing to progress, so that secondary diseases occur.” Ideally, drugs should therefore reduce only the acute phase, but not impair the phase in which the inflammation resolves.The special feature of the methodology is its sensitivityThe newly developed cell model enables researchers to investigate the efficacy of drugs in both inflammatory phases. “For this purpose, we use human immune cells (M1 and M2), which we pre-treat with the drug to be tested before inducing an inflammatory reaction using pathogenic bacteria,” explains Jana Gerstmeier. The messenger substances released by the cells are analyzed.The special feature of the methodology developed in Jena is its sensitivity: the inflammation-resolving substances of the second phase are effective in concentrations about 1,000 times lower than the inflammatory signal substances of the first inflammatory phase. Very sensitive analytics are required in order to be able to detect these substances, and the Jena laboratory is one of the few laboratories in the world to have mastered this methodology. Using a mass spectrometer, several dozen mediator molecules that have been released are detected and an individual spectrum is created for each active ingredient. This allows conclusions to be drawn about the influence of the drug on the entire inflammatory process.last_img read more

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Research reveals how metabolites can be used to inhibit epigenetic mechanisms and

18 Jul 2019

first_img Source:http://www.asrc.cuny.edu/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 28 2019The discovery could lead to novel, more specific, and more effective MS therapies and a better understanding of how the disease developsUnderstanding and mitigating the role of epigenetics (environmental influences that trigger changes in gene expression) in disease development is a major goal of researchers. Now, a newly published paper featured on the March cover of the journal Brain adds significantly to this work by detailing how metabolites can be used to inhibit epigenetic mechanisms and effectively treat a range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS).Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera™)–a cell-permeable metabolite in the family of fumaric acid esters (FAEs)–is an approved treatment for MS and is potentially an effective therapy for other autoimmune diseases. The precise mechanism of the drug’s action has been only partially understood, however. In their new paper, researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai take a major step toward unraveling the mystery by identifying a possible mechanism of action for FAEs. In doing so, they also highlight new concepts that may lay the groundwork for the development of novel classes of drugs for the treatment of MS and other diseases.Scientists believe that MS develops when epigenetic changes cause certain brain-homing immune cells–or T cells–to attack the central nervous system. In their current paper, researchers posited that FAE metabolites work by mitigating the development of certain brain-homing T cells.”This work has given us extremely useful insight into how we might leverage the metabolic-epigenetic interplay between cells and their environment to create new immune-modulating therapies for diseases like MS,” said Patrizia Casaccia, director of the ASRC Neuroscience Initiative and a professor of genetics and neuroscience at Mount Sinai. “It may one day be possible to target and suppress production of the specific brain-homing T cells that play a role in the development of MS.”MethodologyRelated StoriesMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsNew therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injuryRush University Medical Center offers new FDA-approved treatment for brain aneurysmsResearchers recruited 97 volunteers with MS that were either treatment-naïve (47), FAE-treated (35), or glatiramer acetate-treated (16). Blood samples were collected from each participant and their levels of brain-homing T cells were measured by looking at the percentages of the chemokine receptors CCR4 and CCR6, which are critical to T cell trafficking between the gut, brain, and skin. The data showed significantly lower levels of these brain-homing T cells in the FAE-treated group than in the other comparison groups.Researchers subsequently analyzed how FAEs change the epigenetic landscape of T cells to reduce the development of these pathogenic cells. Specifically, they found that FAEs have a strong epigenetic effect on a particular DNA region in T cells that includes a micro RNA called MIR-21, which is necessary to create disease-associated brain-homing T cells. Taken together, the results suggest that the immunomodulatory effect of FAEs in MS is at least in part due to the epigenetic regulation of these specific brain-homing T cells.Significance”Our findings about therapeutically active metabolites have implications for the treatment of not only multiple sclerosis but also other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease, which involve the same type of T cells,” said Achilles Ntranos, lead author of the paper and a physician and neuroimmunology fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital whose work is supported by the Leon Levy Foundation and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes. “Understanding the epigenetic effect of metabolites on the immune system will help us develop several novel strategies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, which could help patients and physicians achieve better clinical outcomes.”Organizational AttributionOur correct name is the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. For the purpose of space, Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY is acceptable. On second reference, ASRC is correct.last_img read more

first_img Source:http://www.asrc.cuny.edu/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 28 2019The discovery could lead to novel, more specific, and more effective MS therapies and a better understanding of how the disease developsUnderstanding and mitigating the role of epigenetics (environmental influences that trigger changes in gene expression) in disease development is a major goal of researchers. Now, a newly published paper featured on the March cover of the journal Brain adds significantly to this work by detailing how metabolites can be used to inhibit epigenetic mechanisms and effectively treat a range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS).Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera™)–a cell-permeable metabolite in the family of fumaric acid esters (FAEs)–is an approved treatment for MS and is potentially an effective therapy for other autoimmune diseases. The precise mechanism of the drug’s action has been only partially understood, however. In their new paper, researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai take a major step toward unraveling the mystery by identifying a possible mechanism of action for FAEs. In doing so, they also highlight new concepts that may lay the groundwork for the development of novel classes of drugs for the treatment of MS and other diseases.Scientists believe that MS develops when epigenetic changes cause certain brain-homing immune cells–or T cells–to attack the central nervous system. In their current paper, researchers posited that FAE metabolites work by mitigating the development of certain brain-homing T cells.”This work has given us extremely useful insight into how we might leverage the metabolic-epigenetic interplay between cells and their environment to create new immune-modulating therapies for diseases like MS,” said Patrizia Casaccia, director of the ASRC Neuroscience Initiative and a professor of genetics and neuroscience at Mount Sinai. “It may one day be possible to target and suppress production of the specific brain-homing T cells that play a role in the development of MS.”MethodologyRelated StoriesMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsNew therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injuryRush University Medical Center offers new FDA-approved treatment for brain aneurysmsResearchers recruited 97 volunteers with MS that were either treatment-naïve (47), FAE-treated (35), or glatiramer acetate-treated (16). Blood samples were collected from each participant and their levels of brain-homing T cells were measured by looking at the percentages of the chemokine receptors CCR4 and CCR6, which are critical to T cell trafficking between the gut, brain, and skin. The data showed significantly lower levels of these brain-homing T cells in the FAE-treated group than in the other comparison groups.Researchers subsequently analyzed how FAEs change the epigenetic landscape of T cells to reduce the development of these pathogenic cells. Specifically, they found that FAEs have a strong epigenetic effect on a particular DNA region in T cells that includes a micro RNA called MIR-21, which is necessary to create disease-associated brain-homing T cells. Taken together, the results suggest that the immunomodulatory effect of FAEs in MS is at least in part due to the epigenetic regulation of these specific brain-homing T cells.Significance”Our findings about therapeutically active metabolites have implications for the treatment of not only multiple sclerosis but also other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease, which involve the same type of T cells,” said Achilles Ntranos, lead author of the paper and a physician and neuroimmunology fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital whose work is supported by the Leon Levy Foundation and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes. “Understanding the epigenetic effect of metabolites on the immune system will help us develop several novel strategies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, which could help patients and physicians achieve better clinical outcomes.”Organizational AttributionOur correct name is the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. For the purpose of space, Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY is acceptable. On second reference, ASRC is correct.last_img read more

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Podcast KHNs What the Health Medicareforall debate Whos going to pay

18 Jul 2019

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 28 2019 This article was reprinted from khn.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente. House Democrats, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), have formally introduced their “Medicare-for-all” legislation. The bill, which would ensure coverage for almost every medical service most people need, did not come with any suggestions for financing. But it will likely reflect the far-left end of the Democratic debate in progress.Meanwhile, the CEOs of seven of the largest pharmaceutical companies testified before the Senate Finance Committee, where both Democrats and Republicans decried the high cost of drugs but did not specifically say what they plan to do about it.And the Trump administration has issued final regulations intended to evict Planned Parenthood from the federal Title X family planning program. But advocates and state officials are readying lawsuits to stop the new rules.This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Jennifer Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times.Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast: In addition to major changes in coverage for Americans, the “Medicare-for-all” bill introduced in the House this week would fundamentally alter how hospitals are paid. The new system would likely give hospitals a set payment for the year to handle all their costs, and administrators would need to make that work. One of the biggest changes for consumers under that House bill would be adding long-term care expenses to the government coverage. Under the current system, Medicare does not pay for most long-term care and Medicaid covers it only if patients have expended most of their resources. The hearing this week with CEOs of major drug manufacturers did not produce many of the anticipated fireworks. Senators seemed to shy away from the tough questioning seen in earlier hearings, as in the 1990s when tobacco executives were called before Congress. Surprisingly, the Trump administration’s proposal to set U.S. drug prices in line with what people pay in foreign countries did not come up at the Finance Committee hearing. That effort puts Republican lawmakers in a difficult position, because they have a long history of opposition to the government being in a position to set prices on goods. If Planned Parenthood clinics are pushed out of Title X, other providers may move in to help meet the needs of women. But that could take years in some cases. In the meantime, women would likely be without services, and unintended pregnancies could increase. Planned Parenthood still gets the bulk of its federal funding through state Medicaid programs, and the changes to Title X would not affect that. Nonetheless, some conservative states are mounting challenges to that funding, too, and those fights are expected to move slowly through the court system. Also this week, Rovner interviews KHN senior correspondent Julie Appleby, who investigated and wrote the latest “Bill of the Month” feature for Kaiser Health News and NPR. It’s about a wildlife biologist who was bitten by a feral cat — and got a big bill for a rabies shot. You can read the story here.Related StoriesRobin Hood to rescue of rural hospitals? New math promised on Medicare paymentsMedicare Advantage overbills taxpayers by billions a year as feds struggle to stop itMedicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemicIf you have a medical bill you would like NPR and KHN to investigate, you can submit it here.Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health policy stories of the week they think you should read too:Julie Rovner: Kaiser Health News’ “Talk About Déjà Vu: Senators Set To Re-Enact Drug Price Hearing Of 60 Years Ago,” by Jay HancockMargot Sanger-Katz: The Washington Post’s “Anti-Vaxxers Face Backlash as Measles Cases Surge,” by Lena Sun, and The New York Times’ “After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles,” by Emily Oster and Geoffrey KocksPaige Winfield Cunningham: Kaiser Health News’ “Cancer’s Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls,” by Anna GormanJennifer Haberkorn: The New York Times’ “Build Your Own ‘Medicare for All’ Plan. Beware: There Are Tough Choices,” by Austin Frakt and Aaron E. CarrollTo hear all our podcasts, click here.And subscribe to What the Health? on iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play.last_img read more

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 28 2019 This article was reprinted from khn.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente. House Democrats, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), have formally introduced their “Medicare-for-all” legislation. The bill, which would ensure coverage for almost every medical service most people need, did not come with any suggestions for financing. But it will likely reflect the far-left end of the Democratic debate in progress.Meanwhile, the CEOs of seven of the largest pharmaceutical companies testified before the Senate Finance Committee, where both Democrats and Republicans decried the high cost of drugs but did not specifically say what they plan to do about it.And the Trump administration has issued final regulations intended to evict Planned Parenthood from the federal Title X family planning program. But advocates and state officials are readying lawsuits to stop the new rules.This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Jennifer Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times.Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast: In addition to major changes in coverage for Americans, the “Medicare-for-all” bill introduced in the House this week would fundamentally alter how hospitals are paid. The new system would likely give hospitals a set payment for the year to handle all their costs, and administrators would need to make that work. One of the biggest changes for consumers under that House bill would be adding long-term care expenses to the government coverage. Under the current system, Medicare does not pay for most long-term care and Medicaid covers it only if patients have expended most of their resources. The hearing this week with CEOs of major drug manufacturers did not produce many of the anticipated fireworks. Senators seemed to shy away from the tough questioning seen in earlier hearings, as in the 1990s when tobacco executives were called before Congress. Surprisingly, the Trump administration’s proposal to set U.S. drug prices in line with what people pay in foreign countries did not come up at the Finance Committee hearing. That effort puts Republican lawmakers in a difficult position, because they have a long history of opposition to the government being in a position to set prices on goods. If Planned Parenthood clinics are pushed out of Title X, other providers may move in to help meet the needs of women. But that could take years in some cases. In the meantime, women would likely be without services, and unintended pregnancies could increase. Planned Parenthood still gets the bulk of its federal funding through state Medicaid programs, and the changes to Title X would not affect that. Nonetheless, some conservative states are mounting challenges to that funding, too, and those fights are expected to move slowly through the court system. Also this week, Rovner interviews KHN senior correspondent Julie Appleby, who investigated and wrote the latest “Bill of the Month” feature for Kaiser Health News and NPR. It’s about a wildlife biologist who was bitten by a feral cat — and got a big bill for a rabies shot. You can read the story here.Related StoriesRobin Hood to rescue of rural hospitals? New math promised on Medicare paymentsMedicare Advantage overbills taxpayers by billions a year as feds struggle to stop itMedicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemicIf you have a medical bill you would like NPR and KHN to investigate, you can submit it here.Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health policy stories of the week they think you should read too:Julie Rovner: Kaiser Health News’ “Talk About Déjà Vu: Senators Set To Re-Enact Drug Price Hearing Of 60 Years Ago,” by Jay HancockMargot Sanger-Katz: The Washington Post’s “Anti-Vaxxers Face Backlash as Measles Cases Surge,” by Lena Sun, and The New York Times’ “After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles,” by Emily Oster and Geoffrey KocksPaige Winfield Cunningham: Kaiser Health News’ “Cancer’s Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls,” by Anna GormanJennifer Haberkorn: The New York Times’ “Build Your Own ‘Medicare for All’ Plan. Beware: There Are Tough Choices,” by Austin Frakt and Aaron E. CarrollTo hear all our podcasts, click here.And subscribe to What the Health? on iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play.last_img read more

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California regulator OKs solar panels mandate for new homes

18 Jul 2019

© 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. “Adoption of these standards represents a quantum leap in statewide building standards,” said Robert Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association. “You can bet every other of the 49 states will be watching closely to see what happens.”Raymer spoke before the California Energy Commission approved the requirement, alongside new regulations to improve ventilation and indoor air quality. They still need backing from the state’s Building Standards Commission. The state updates its building codes, including energy efficiency standards, every three years.The commission estimates solar panels would boost construction costs for a single-family home by roughly $10,000. But consumers would get that money and more back in energy savings, according to the commission.California has positioned itself as the nationwide leader on clean energy, pushing for more electric vehicles on the roads and fewer emissions from residential and commercial buildings.”This is a very bold and visionary step that we’re taking,” said David Hochschild, one of the energy commission’s five members. In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo a solar panel is installed on the roof of the Old Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento, Calif. After extensive renovations, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown moved into the mansion in late 2015, becoming the first chief executive to live in the home since Ronald Reagan in 1967. The California Energy Commission will take up a proposal, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , to require solar panels on new residential homes and low-rise apartment buildings up to three starting in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) In this photo taken Monday, May 7, 2018, solar panels are seen on the rooftop on a home in a new housing project in Sacramento, Calif. The California Energy Commission will take up a proposal, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , to require solar panels on new residential homes and low-rise apartment buildings up to three starting in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Citation: California regulator OKs solar panels mandate for new homes (2018, May 9) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-california-oks-solar-panels-mandate.html California moved a step closer Wednesday to requiring solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020, the first such mandate nationwide and the state’s latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Representatives from construction groups, public utilities and solar manufacturers all spoke in support of the plan, which they’ve helped the commission develop for years. No industry groups spoke in opposition.But Republican legislative leaders argue Californians can’t afford to pay any more for housing in the state’s already extremely expensive market.”That’s just going to drive the cost up and make California, once again, not affordable to live,” Assemblyman Brian Dahle, the chamber’s Republican leader, said Tuesday.About 117,000 new single-family homes and 48,000 multi-family units will be built in 2020, the commission estimates.The regulations include exceptions when solar panels aren’t feasible—such as on a home shrouded in shade—or cost effective. Installing storage batteries or allowing community-shared solar generation are available options. The requirement would only apply to newly constructed homes, although many homeowners are choosing to install solar panels with the help of rebate programs.”This is going to be an important step forward for our state to continue to lead the clean energy economy,” said Kelly Knutsen, director of technology advancement for the California Solar and Storage Association. Explore further California may require solar panels on new homes in 2020 read more

© 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. “Adoption of these standards represents a quantum leap in statewide building standards,” said Robert Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association. “You can bet every other of the 49 states will be watching closely to see what happens.”Raymer spoke before the California Energy Commission approved the requirement, alongside new regulations to improve ventilation and indoor air quality. They still need backing from the state’s Building Standards Commission. The state updates its building codes, including energy efficiency standards, every three years.The commission estimates solar panels would boost construction costs for a single-family home by roughly $10,000. But consumers would get that money and more back in energy savings, according to the commission.California has positioned itself as the nationwide leader on clean energy, pushing for more electric vehicles on the roads and fewer emissions from residential and commercial buildings.”This is a very bold and visionary step that we’re taking,” said David Hochschild, one of the energy commission’s five members. In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo a solar panel is installed on the roof of the Old Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento, Calif. After extensive renovations, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown moved into the mansion in late 2015, becoming the first chief executive to live in the home since Ronald Reagan in 1967. The California Energy Commission will take up a proposal, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , to require solar panels on new residential homes and low-rise apartment buildings up to three starting in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) In this photo taken Monday, May 7, 2018, solar panels are seen on the rooftop on a home in a new housing project in Sacramento, Calif. The California Energy Commission will take up a proposal, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , to require solar panels on new residential homes and low-rise apartment buildings up to three starting in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Citation: California regulator OKs solar panels mandate for new homes (2018, May 9) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-california-oks-solar-panels-mandate.html California moved a step closer Wednesday to requiring solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020, the first such mandate nationwide and the state’s latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Representatives from construction groups, public utilities and solar manufacturers all spoke in support of the plan, which they’ve helped the commission develop for years. No industry groups spoke in opposition.But Republican legislative leaders argue Californians can’t afford to pay any more for housing in the state’s already extremely expensive market.”That’s just going to drive the cost up and make California, once again, not affordable to live,” Assemblyman Brian Dahle, the chamber’s Republican leader, said Tuesday.About 117,000 new single-family homes and 48,000 multi-family units will be built in 2020, the commission estimates.The regulations include exceptions when solar panels aren’t feasible—such as on a home shrouded in shade—or cost effective. Installing storage batteries or allowing community-shared solar generation are available options. The requirement would only apply to newly constructed homes, although many homeowners are choosing to install solar panels with the help of rebate programs.”This is going to be an important step forward for our state to continue to lead the clean energy economy,” said Kelly Knutsen, director of technology advancement for the California Solar and Storage Association. Explore further California may require solar panels on new homes in 2020 read more

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Uber resumes testing for autonomous cars in manual mode

18 Jul 2019

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Uber said Tuesday it was taking the first step toward restarting its autonomous ridesharing program, putting its self-driving cars back on the road in “manual mode,” with a driver at the wheel at all times. Toyota suspends self-driving car tests after Uber death © 2018 AFP Uber, which suspended its autonomous car testing for four months following a fatal accident, says it will resume tests but with a driver at the wheel at all times, to gather data on safetycenter_img Citation: Uber resumes testing for autonomous cars in ‘manual mode’ (2018, July 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-uber-resumes-autonomous-cars-manual.html The ridesharing giant said its specially equipped vehicles would be back in service for the first time since it suspended tests following a fatal accident in Arizona.”We’re starting with cars in manual mode, with a mission specialist sitting behind the wheel and manually controlling the vehicle at all times,” Uber said in a statement announcing the new testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.”While we are eager to resume testing of our self-driving system, we see manual driving as an important first step in piloting these safeguards.”The testing will enable Uber to gather data on different scenarios that will be recreated in computer simulations, and also develop more accurate mapping for the vehicles.Uber suspended its autonomous driving testing in several locations in the United States after the March accident in Arizona that killed a pedestrian.The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report in May that the car’s sensors detected the pedestrian six seconds ahead of the crash but failed to activate emergency braking.The NTSB said Uber’s engineers had disabled an automatic emergency braking system “to reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior.”The pedestrian was dressed in dark clothing and was pushing a bicycle that had no side reflectors when she crossed a unlighted section of roadway.Uber said that in the new tests in Pittsburgh, the self-driving vehicles will have a driver-monitoring system “to help ensure mission specialists are remaining attentive behind the wheel.”The system will send an audible alert if it detects driver inattention.Uber said its automated collision avoidance systems will remain enabled during manual driving—activating emergency braking when it detects a potential accident. Explore furtherlast_img read more

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Uber said Tuesday it was taking the first step toward restarting its autonomous ridesharing program, putting its self-driving cars back on the road in “manual mode,” with a driver at the wheel at all times. Toyota suspends self-driving car tests after Uber death © 2018 AFP Uber, which suspended its autonomous car testing for four months following a fatal accident, says it will resume tests but with a driver at the wheel at all times, to gather data on safetycenter_img Citation: Uber resumes testing for autonomous cars in ‘manual mode’ (2018, July 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-uber-resumes-autonomous-cars-manual.html The ridesharing giant said its specially equipped vehicles would be back in service for the first time since it suspended tests following a fatal accident in Arizona.”We’re starting with cars in manual mode, with a mission specialist sitting behind the wheel and manually controlling the vehicle at all times,” Uber said in a statement announcing the new testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.”While we are eager to resume testing of our self-driving system, we see manual driving as an important first step in piloting these safeguards.”The testing will enable Uber to gather data on different scenarios that will be recreated in computer simulations, and also develop more accurate mapping for the vehicles.Uber suspended its autonomous driving testing in several locations in the United States after the March accident in Arizona that killed a pedestrian.The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report in May that the car’s sensors detected the pedestrian six seconds ahead of the crash but failed to activate emergency braking.The NTSB said Uber’s engineers had disabled an automatic emergency braking system “to reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior.”The pedestrian was dressed in dark clothing and was pushing a bicycle that had no side reflectors when she crossed a unlighted section of roadway.Uber said that in the new tests in Pittsburgh, the self-driving vehicles will have a driver-monitoring system “to help ensure mission specialists are remaining attentive behind the wheel.”The system will send an audible alert if it detects driver inattention.Uber said its automated collision avoidance systems will remain enabled during manual driving—activating emergency braking when it detects a potential accident. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Broadcaster urges football authorities not to leave market to criminals

18 Jul 2019

first_img © 2018 AFP Explore further British regulations prevent live football from being shown between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm local time on a Saturday in a bid to avoid hurting match attendance figures.Eleven Sports, which holds the UK and Irish rights to La Liga and Serie A, said it would no longer show matches during the blackout period “out of respect for the wishes of our partners”.But it said in a statement: “We maintain our strong view that the rule, which dates back to the 1950s, is unfit for the modern, digital era—particularly for overseas games which we hold the rights to.”And the streaming service, which said the football associations of England, Scotland and Montenegro were the only ones to apply the rule, said the blackout was one of the biggest generators of piracy in the UK.”These games are very easily accessed on illegal sites online and it is naive to think that fans do not watch them because they are not shown on legitimate platforms, except betting sites,” it said.”It is irresponsible to leave the market in the hands of criminals.”Eleven Sports chief executive Marc Watson recently told AFP that piracy poses an existential problem for broadcast rights holders.The company said fans should have access to the games through the official rights holder as they do all over the world but said “intense pressure” from stakeholders within the football establishment” meant they did not have the option. Piracy threatens future of sports broadcasting This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Citation: Broadcaster urges football authorities not to leave market ‘to criminals’ (2018, October 17) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-urges-football-authorities-criminals.html Broadcaster Eleven Sports says it will no longer show matches during the Saturday afternoon football blackout in the UK but has urged authorities not to leave the market “in the hands of criminals”. British regulations prevent live football from being shown between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm local time on Saturdays in a bid to avoid hurting match attendance, and Eleven Sports has agreed to honor the blackout periodlast_img read more

first_img © 2018 AFP Explore further British regulations prevent live football from being shown between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm local time on a Saturday in a bid to avoid hurting match attendance figures.Eleven Sports, which holds the UK and Irish rights to La Liga and Serie A, said it would no longer show matches during the blackout period “out of respect for the wishes of our partners”.But it said in a statement: “We maintain our strong view that the rule, which dates back to the 1950s, is unfit for the modern, digital era—particularly for overseas games which we hold the rights to.”And the streaming service, which said the football associations of England, Scotland and Montenegro were the only ones to apply the rule, said the blackout was one of the biggest generators of piracy in the UK.”These games are very easily accessed on illegal sites online and it is naive to think that fans do not watch them because they are not shown on legitimate platforms, except betting sites,” it said.”It is irresponsible to leave the market in the hands of criminals.”Eleven Sports chief executive Marc Watson recently told AFP that piracy poses an existential problem for broadcast rights holders.The company said fans should have access to the games through the official rights holder as they do all over the world but said “intense pressure” from stakeholders within the football establishment” meant they did not have the option. Piracy threatens future of sports broadcasting This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Citation: Broadcaster urges football authorities not to leave market ‘to criminals’ (2018, October 17) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-urges-football-authorities-criminals.html Broadcaster Eleven Sports says it will no longer show matches during the Saturday afternoon football blackout in the UK but has urged authorities not to leave the market “in the hands of criminals”. British regulations prevent live football from being shown between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm local time on Saturdays in a bid to avoid hurting match attendance, and Eleven Sports has agreed to honor the blackout periodlast_img read more

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Google expected to unveil longexpected gaming project at GDC next month

18 Jul 2019

first_imgGoogle could be ready to dive headlong into video games. The tech giant revealed on Tuesday that it will be holding a special event at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, scheduled for March 18-22 in San Francisco. The notice invites attendees to “gather around” on Tuesday, March 19, at the Moscone Center for a keynote speech.Chatter online about the event pointed to Google’s Project Stream, a PC streaming video game service the company began testing in October and closed last month. Among the games streamed via Google Chrome to computers was Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” a lush, deep adventure set in ancient Greece.But many also noted that Google could also jump into the hardware game. Back in February 2018, tech news site The Information reported that Google was developing a game streaming service, codenamed “Yeti,” that could on Chromecast or a special Google console.Subsequently, video game news site Kotaku also reported in October that Google was working on some type of hardware solution to go with its streaming platform, as well as looking to acquire or recruit game developers. Google had hired former Sony and Microsoft game executive Phil Harrison in January 2018, the site noted.Regardless, we will know more this time next month. Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domain Google teams with Ubisoft to test video game streamingcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Google expected to unveil long-expected gaming project at GDC next month (2019, February 20) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-google-unveil-long-expected-gaming-gdc.html (c)2019 USA TodayDistributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.last_img read more

first_imgGoogle could be ready to dive headlong into video games. The tech giant revealed on Tuesday that it will be holding a special event at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, scheduled for March 18-22 in San Francisco. The notice invites attendees to “gather around” on Tuesday, March 19, at the Moscone Center for a keynote speech.Chatter online about the event pointed to Google’s Project Stream, a PC streaming video game service the company began testing in October and closed last month. Among the games streamed via Google Chrome to computers was Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” a lush, deep adventure set in ancient Greece.But many also noted that Google could also jump into the hardware game. Back in February 2018, tech news site The Information reported that Google was developing a game streaming service, codenamed “Yeti,” that could on Chromecast or a special Google console.Subsequently, video game news site Kotaku also reported in October that Google was working on some type of hardware solution to go with its streaming platform, as well as looking to acquire or recruit game developers. Google had hired former Sony and Microsoft game executive Phil Harrison in January 2018, the site noted.Regardless, we will know more this time next month. Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domain Google teams with Ubisoft to test video game streamingcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Google expected to unveil long-expected gaming project at GDC next month (2019, February 20) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-google-unveil-long-expected-gaming-gdc.html (c)2019 USA TodayDistributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.last_img read more

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Amazon Google agree to allow each others streaming apps

18 Jul 2019

first_imgAmazon and Google announced Thursday they had agreed to allow each other’s streaming media applications to work on their platforms, ending a spat over video between the tech giants. Users of Amazon’s Fire TV will be able to use the YouTube application and Google Chromecast users will have access to Amazon Prime Video under an agreement by the two tech giants The companies said in a statement that the official YouTube apps will be available on Amazon’s Fire TV in the coming months, allowing users of the Amazon platform to access the music videos, movies, shows and other content from the Google-owned service.The agreement also enables Amazon Prime members streaming to Chromecast or using Android TV devices to access Amazon’s video content.The deal appears to end a spat between the two tech giants that made it difficult or impossible for users of one of the video services to use the platform to access the other’s.”We are excited to work with Amazon to launch the official YouTube apps on Fire TV devices worldwide,” said Heather Rivera, head of product partnerships at YouTube.”Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they love.”Andrew Bennett, head of business development for Prime Video, aid the agreement would “give our customers convenient access to the shows and movies they love… customers will have even more ways to stream what they want, whenever they want, no matter where they are.”Amazon and Google are in fierce competition over streaming, but their spat had sparked concerns of anti-competitive conduct by locking out an important rival.The joint statement said Fire TV users will be able to sign in to their existing YouTube account and access their full library of content.Chromecast users will meanwhile have similar access to the Prime Video catalog. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img © 2019 AFP Citation: Amazon, Google agree to allow each other’s streaming apps (2019, April 18) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-amazon-google-streaming-apps.html Amazon to ban sale of rival video streaming deviceslast_img read more

first_imgAmazon and Google announced Thursday they had agreed to allow each other’s streaming media applications to work on their platforms, ending a spat over video between the tech giants. Users of Amazon’s Fire TV will be able to use the YouTube application and Google Chromecast users will have access to Amazon Prime Video under an agreement by the two tech giants The companies said in a statement that the official YouTube apps will be available on Amazon’s Fire TV in the coming months, allowing users of the Amazon platform to access the music videos, movies, shows and other content from the Google-owned service.The agreement also enables Amazon Prime members streaming to Chromecast or using Android TV devices to access Amazon’s video content.The deal appears to end a spat between the two tech giants that made it difficult or impossible for users of one of the video services to use the platform to access the other’s.”We are excited to work with Amazon to launch the official YouTube apps on Fire TV devices worldwide,” said Heather Rivera, head of product partnerships at YouTube.”Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they love.”Andrew Bennett, head of business development for Prime Video, aid the agreement would “give our customers convenient access to the shows and movies they love… customers will have even more ways to stream what they want, whenever they want, no matter where they are.”Amazon and Google are in fierce competition over streaming, but their spat had sparked concerns of anti-competitive conduct by locking out an important rival.The joint statement said Fire TV users will be able to sign in to their existing YouTube account and access their full library of content.Chromecast users will meanwhile have similar access to the Prime Video catalog. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img © 2019 AFP Citation: Amazon, Google agree to allow each other’s streaming apps (2019, April 18) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-amazon-google-streaming-apps.html Amazon to ban sale of rival video streaming deviceslast_img read more

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A Sunken Soviet Sub Is Raising the Radioactivity of the Norwegian Sea

18 Jul 2019

first_imgA Cold War Soviet nuclear submarine met disaster 30 years ago when it sank in the Norwegian Sea, leading to the deaths of 42 sailors. But instead of lying peacefully at the bottom of the sea, that sub, called the Komsomolets, is leaking radioactive material deep beneath the waves. Several samples collected by an underwater robot from and around the sunken sub’s ventilation duct show that it’s leaking high levels of cesium, a radioactive element, according to the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). Some of the cesium levels are 800,000 times higher than normal levels in the Norwegian Sea, according to the institute. However, this radiation does not pose a risk to people or fish, the IMR noted. [Photos: WWII Shipwrecks Found Off NC Coast]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65931-radioactive-soviet-submarine-leak.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  The Soviets launched the 400-foot-long (120 meters) Komsomolets, which means “member of the Young Communist League,” in May 1983, according to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. While the Komsomolets was on patrol in April 1989, a fire broke out on board, leading to the sub’s eventual demise. As the Komsomolets sank, its two nuclear reactors and at least two torpedoes with plutonium-containing nuclear warheads fell to the bottom of the sea. Since then, the Russians and Norwegians have monitored the wreck, noting its radioactive leaks. “We took water samples from inside this particular duct because the Russians had documented leaks here both in the 1990s and more recently in 2007,” Hilde Elise Heldal, the expedition leader, said in the IMR statement. “So we weren’t surprised to find high levels here.” An analysis showed that one sample had 100 becquerels per liter, compared with the usual 0.001 becquerels per liter normally found in the Norwegian Sea. (A becquerel (Bq) is a unit of radioactivity that represents decay per second.) But Heldal said it was important to put this number into perspective. For instance, following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, regulations were set for how much cesium would be allowed in foods. “After the Chernobyl accident in 1986, Norwegian authorities set this limit to 600 Bq/kilogram,” she said. So, even though the cesium levels from parts of the submarine “were clearly above what is normal in the oceans,” they still “weren’t alarmingly high,” Heldal said. Moreover, samples taken a few yards from the duct didn’t have any measurable levels of cesium in them. “We didn’t find any measurable levels of radioactive cesium there, unlike in the duct itself,” Justin Gwynn, a researcher at the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, said in the statement. Strange cloud But the remotely operated vehicle (ROV), called the Aegir 6000, did catch a strange sight on film: an eerie cloud emanating from the submarine’s duct. After detecting the cloud, the ROV took a sample, which was later found to contain high levels of cesium. Then, the ROV took another sample from a cloud seen rising from a nearby grille. This reading also had high radioactivity levels. Now, the researchers are wondering if this “cloud” is related to the high radioactivity levels in those areas. “It looks very dramatic on video, and it’s definitely interesting, but we don’t really know what we’re seeing and why this phenomenon occurs,” Gwynn said. “It’s something we want to find out more about.” [Photos: WWI-Era German Submarine Wreck Discovered Off Scotland Coast] The researchers plan to study the many samples the ROV collected from the submarine. In the meantime, Heldal stressed that seafood eaters have little to worry about. “What we have found during our survey has very little impact on Norwegian fish and seafood,” she said. “In general, cesium levels in the Norwegian Sea are very low, and as the wreck is so deep, the pollution from Komsomolets is quickly diluted.” Even so, scientists plan to monitor the vessel for years to come, especially since it’s the only known source of radioactive pollution in Norway’s waters. “We need good documentation of pollution levels in seawater, seabed sediments and, of course, fish and seafood,” Heldal said. “So, we’ll continue monitoring both Komsomolets in particular and Norwegian waters in general.” Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedVikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoFinance DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get Up To $250,000 If They Do This…Finance DailyUndoCNETMeet the US Navy’s new $13 billion aircraftCNETUndo In Photos: WWII-Era Shipwrecks Illegally Plundered in Java Sea In Pictures: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Image Gallery: Stunning Shots of the Titanic Shipwrecklast_img read more

first_imgA Cold War Soviet nuclear submarine met disaster 30 years ago when it sank in the Norwegian Sea, leading to the deaths of 42 sailors. But instead of lying peacefully at the bottom of the sea, that sub, called the Komsomolets, is leaking radioactive material deep beneath the waves. Several samples collected by an underwater robot from and around the sunken sub’s ventilation duct show that it’s leaking high levels of cesium, a radioactive element, according to the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). Some of the cesium levels are 800,000 times higher than normal levels in the Norwegian Sea, according to the institute. However, this radiation does not pose a risk to people or fish, the IMR noted. [Photos: WWII Shipwrecks Found Off NC Coast]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65931-radioactive-soviet-submarine-leak.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  The Soviets launched the 400-foot-long (120 meters) Komsomolets, which means “member of the Young Communist League,” in May 1983, according to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. While the Komsomolets was on patrol in April 1989, a fire broke out on board, leading to the sub’s eventual demise. As the Komsomolets sank, its two nuclear reactors and at least two torpedoes with plutonium-containing nuclear warheads fell to the bottom of the sea. Since then, the Russians and Norwegians have monitored the wreck, noting its radioactive leaks. “We took water samples from inside this particular duct because the Russians had documented leaks here both in the 1990s and more recently in 2007,” Hilde Elise Heldal, the expedition leader, said in the IMR statement. “So we weren’t surprised to find high levels here.” An analysis showed that one sample had 100 becquerels per liter, compared with the usual 0.001 becquerels per liter normally found in the Norwegian Sea. (A becquerel (Bq) is a unit of radioactivity that represents decay per second.) But Heldal said it was important to put this number into perspective. For instance, following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, regulations were set for how much cesium would be allowed in foods. “After the Chernobyl accident in 1986, Norwegian authorities set this limit to 600 Bq/kilogram,” she said. So, even though the cesium levels from parts of the submarine “were clearly above what is normal in the oceans,” they still “weren’t alarmingly high,” Heldal said. Moreover, samples taken a few yards from the duct didn’t have any measurable levels of cesium in them. “We didn’t find any measurable levels of radioactive cesium there, unlike in the duct itself,” Justin Gwynn, a researcher at the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, said in the statement. Strange cloud But the remotely operated vehicle (ROV), called the Aegir 6000, did catch a strange sight on film: an eerie cloud emanating from the submarine’s duct. After detecting the cloud, the ROV took a sample, which was later found to contain high levels of cesium. Then, the ROV took another sample from a cloud seen rising from a nearby grille. This reading also had high radioactivity levels. Now, the researchers are wondering if this “cloud” is related to the high radioactivity levels in those areas. “It looks very dramatic on video, and it’s definitely interesting, but we don’t really know what we’re seeing and why this phenomenon occurs,” Gwynn said. “It’s something we want to find out more about.” [Photos: WWI-Era German Submarine Wreck Discovered Off Scotland Coast] The researchers plan to study the many samples the ROV collected from the submarine. In the meantime, Heldal stressed that seafood eaters have little to worry about. “What we have found during our survey has very little impact on Norwegian fish and seafood,” she said. “In general, cesium levels in the Norwegian Sea are very low, and as the wreck is so deep, the pollution from Komsomolets is quickly diluted.” Even so, scientists plan to monitor the vessel for years to come, especially since it’s the only known source of radioactive pollution in Norway’s waters. “We need good documentation of pollution levels in seawater, seabed sediments and, of course, fish and seafood,” Heldal said. “So, we’ll continue monitoring both Komsomolets in particular and Norwegian waters in general.” Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedVikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoFinance DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get Up To $250,000 If They Do This…Finance DailyUndoCNETMeet the US Navy’s new $13 billion aircraftCNETUndo In Photos: WWII-Era Shipwrecks Illegally Plundered in Java Sea In Pictures: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Image Gallery: Stunning Shots of the Titanic Shipwrecklast_img read more

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Jaitley The nation is higher than any institution or govtJaitley The nation

17 Jul 2019

first_imgPublished on In an oblique reference to developments in the CBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday wondered whether non-accountability of institutions could be a ground for investigative adventurism and masking corruption.The country is higher than any institution or the government, he said while delivering the first Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial lecture here.The Supreme Court had to intervene in the infighting between senior functionaries of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Opposition parties led by the Congress made the government’s decision to send CBI director on forced leave a political issue saying it was done to prevent him from investigating the Rafale jet fighter purchase deal.“The nation, that is India, is higher than any institution or government. Can non-accountability be a mask for corruption? Can it be a ground for investigative adventurism, or can it, as in case of other non-accountable institution, be a ground for inaction? What does the nation do? It is a major challenge,” Jaitley said.Observing that he was not providing any answer to the vexed questions, the minister said, “One answer is clear to me. The country is taller than any institution. And therefore, when we deal with non-accountable institutions we will have to keep these challenges in mind. And those who think right will perhaps reflect on this.” Power shift He also regretted that the attempts were being made to weaken the authority of the elected and creating a power shift in favour of non-accountable institutions.“Ultimately at the Centre or the states, it is the elected who are accountable. The non-accountable are not accountable,” the minister stressed.Referring to the issue of separation of powers, Jaitley said the concept is a part of the basic structure ought not to be violated by any Indian government or any party.“In fact greater encroachment into the functions of other organs, both through entering the executive domain, at times laying down legislative guidelines under Article 142 by a process of misinterpretation as in the judges appointment case, usurping the power which belongs to Parliament, we can actually see the principle of separation of power at times being obliterated or diluted.“It is a tendency which must be avoided and it requires statesmanship of all institutions to do so,” the minister added.‘Strong Central pole, needed’Talking about federalism, he said it an important challenge but India should always be a union of states and it must have strong states and a strong Centre. “The moment India becomes a confederation of states, greater challenges to India will emerge. The responsibility of the Centre in keeping this country together and looking after the states is far higher,” he said.“… I just want to put a word of caution. Federalism in India is essential. India is and should always be a union of states,” he added.The minister said the balance of federalism lies in making India a union of states and no step which goes in the direction of making it a confederation of states must ever be taken.“I occasionally hear voices and one of the reasons why this experiment does not take off, whenever regional parties have come together, for reasons other than federalism, we have still not reached that stage of maturity where there is any longevity of their governance. It is a failed idea or at least today it is a flawed idea,” he said.Governance needs a strong central pole, he said, adding the country can have regional players around, but “you cannot have a confederation of regional players“.The state of Indian politics Talking about the quality of politics and public discourse, Jaitley said democracy cannot be saved by those who are committed to dynasties and who are governed by the left-wing philosophy of overthrowing the government, and who believe in breaking India into pieces.“Political parties based on caste, where inheritance is only based on family principles … How long can Indian democracy afford this? And this has a direct impact on the quality of politics.“Because when you have a following, which either becomes a caste following or in case of families becomes a crowd around a family, for their own ambitions and interest the quality of politics suffers. And when it suffers the quality of public discourse suffers. How does India meet the challenge? But at the end of the day we have to keep the spirit of democracy alive,” he added. COMMENT CBI issue: Congress ups the ante, holds nationwide protests SHARE RELATED October 27, 2018 Ominous signscenter_img COMMENTS Viral Acharya: Govts that don’t respect central bank independence, invite wrath of markets SHARE SHARE EMAIL Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses the 1st Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Lecture 2018, organised by India Foundation, in New Delhi, on October 27, 2018.   –  PTI SC sets 2-week deadline for probe on CBI chief ‘Can non-accountability be a mask for corruption?’last_img read more

first_imgPublished on In an oblique reference to developments in the CBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday wondered whether non-accountability of institutions could be a ground for investigative adventurism and masking corruption.The country is higher than any institution or the government, he said while delivering the first Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial lecture here.The Supreme Court had to intervene in the infighting between senior functionaries of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Opposition parties led by the Congress made the government’s decision to send CBI director on forced leave a political issue saying it was done to prevent him from investigating the Rafale jet fighter purchase deal.“The nation, that is India, is higher than any institution or government. Can non-accountability be a mask for corruption? Can it be a ground for investigative adventurism, or can it, as in case of other non-accountable institution, be a ground for inaction? What does the nation do? It is a major challenge,” Jaitley said.Observing that he was not providing any answer to the vexed questions, the minister said, “One answer is clear to me. The country is taller than any institution. And therefore, when we deal with non-accountable institutions we will have to keep these challenges in mind. And those who think right will perhaps reflect on this.” Power shift He also regretted that the attempts were being made to weaken the authority of the elected and creating a power shift in favour of non-accountable institutions.“Ultimately at the Centre or the states, it is the elected who are accountable. The non-accountable are not accountable,” the minister stressed.Referring to the issue of separation of powers, Jaitley said the concept is a part of the basic structure ought not to be violated by any Indian government or any party.“In fact greater encroachment into the functions of other organs, both through entering the executive domain, at times laying down legislative guidelines under Article 142 by a process of misinterpretation as in the judges appointment case, usurping the power which belongs to Parliament, we can actually see the principle of separation of power at times being obliterated or diluted.“It is a tendency which must be avoided and it requires statesmanship of all institutions to do so,” the minister added.‘Strong Central pole, needed’Talking about federalism, he said it an important challenge but India should always be a union of states and it must have strong states and a strong Centre. “The moment India becomes a confederation of states, greater challenges to India will emerge. The responsibility of the Centre in keeping this country together and looking after the states is far higher,” he said.“… I just want to put a word of caution. Federalism in India is essential. India is and should always be a union of states,” he added.The minister said the balance of federalism lies in making India a union of states and no step which goes in the direction of making it a confederation of states must ever be taken.“I occasionally hear voices and one of the reasons why this experiment does not take off, whenever regional parties have come together, for reasons other than federalism, we have still not reached that stage of maturity where there is any longevity of their governance. It is a failed idea or at least today it is a flawed idea,” he said.Governance needs a strong central pole, he said, adding the country can have regional players around, but “you cannot have a confederation of regional players“.The state of Indian politics Talking about the quality of politics and public discourse, Jaitley said democracy cannot be saved by those who are committed to dynasties and who are governed by the left-wing philosophy of overthrowing the government, and who believe in breaking India into pieces.“Political parties based on caste, where inheritance is only based on family principles … How long can Indian democracy afford this? And this has a direct impact on the quality of politics.“Because when you have a following, which either becomes a caste following or in case of families becomes a crowd around a family, for their own ambitions and interest the quality of politics suffers. And when it suffers the quality of public discourse suffers. How does India meet the challenge? But at the end of the day we have to keep the spirit of democracy alive,” he added. COMMENT CBI issue: Congress ups the ante, holds nationwide protests SHARE RELATED October 27, 2018 Ominous signscenter_img COMMENTS Viral Acharya: Govts that don’t respect central bank independence, invite wrath of markets SHARE SHARE EMAIL Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses the 1st Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Lecture 2018, organised by India Foundation, in New Delhi, on October 27, 2018.   –  PTI SC sets 2-week deadline for probe on CBI chief ‘Can non-accountability be a mask for corruption?’last_img read more

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21K Indias Anshula Kant is World Bank MD and CFO

16 Jul 2019

first_imgInternational more-in Sriram Lakshman We may remove hyperlinks within comments. July 13, 2019 01:33 IST PRINT July 13, 2019 01:33 IST Washington DC, AAA Recommended for you Washington DC, Updated: Sriram Lakshman Share Article Close XShoes may give art a run for its money at auctionU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: sourceTrump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census Major fire in Delhi’s Jhilmil area, no gorings in fastest bull run at Pamplona, and other news in pictures No-confidence motion against Sri Lanka govt. defeated Japan crypto exchange loses $32 million of virtual money U.S. service member killed in AfghanistanTurbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia Sudan general says coup attempt foiledR&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime chargesShoes may give art a run for its money at auctionU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: sourceTrump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census Major fire in Delhi’s Jhilmil area, no gorings in fastest bull run at Pamplona, and other news in pictures No-confidence motion against Sri Lanka govt. defeated Japan crypto exchange loses $32 million of virtual money U.S. service member killed in AfghanistanTurbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia Sudan general says coup attempt foiledR&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime chargesShoes may give art a run for its money at auctionU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: sourceTrump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census Major fire in Delhi’s Jhilmil area, no gorings in fastest bull run at Pamplona, and other news in pictures1 / 10 Updated: © THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD. Printable version | Jul 13, 2019 7:36:15 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indias-anshula-kant-is-world-bank-md-and-cfo/article28415426.ece Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank Comments Comments Anshula Kant. File  | Photo Credit: MAIL July 12, 2019 22:41 IST Next Story Related TopicsBusinessInternational Next Story Child suicide bomber kills 5 at wedding in Afghanistan Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection. July 12, 2019 22:41 IST SubmitPlease enter a valid email address. Previous StoryU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source Related Articles HoneyJust In Time For Prime Day: The Amazon Trick You Need to KnowHoney|SponsoredSponsoredUndoProgressive$699 average annual savings for drivers who switch and save.Progressive|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFigLeaf AppComplete Online Anonymity Is One Click AwayFigLeaf App|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGundry MDTop U.S. Surgeon: This Is What Happens To Dark Spots (When You Do This Every Morning)Gundry MD|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDermal MedixIf You Have Turkey Neck Or Double Chin, This Can HelpDermal Medix|SponsoredSponsoredUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue Book|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFisher InvestmentsAre You Ready for Retirement? Free Retirement CalculatorFisher Investments|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBank reports fraud of over ₹4 cr.; FIR lodgedThe HinduUndoMorning Digest: CWC likely to decide Rahul’s successor next week; eleven years after epic, Federer conquers NadalThe HinduUndo India’s Anshula Kant is World Bank MD and CFO Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not ‘the’, n is not ‘and’). The World Bank Group on Friday announced that Anshula Kant, an Indian national, has been appointed its next MD and CFO. Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank.“Anshula brings more than 35 years of expertise in finance, banking, and innovative use of technology through her work as CFO of the State Bank of India,” World Bank Group president David Malpass said via a statement.“She’s excelled at a diverse array of leadership challenges including risk, treasury, funding, regulatory compliance and operations. I look forward to welcoming her to our management team as we work to increase our effectiveness in supporting good development outcomes.” Ms. Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management and report to Mr. Malpass. Her duties will include risk management and financial reporting and she will work with the Bank’s CEO to mobilise financial resources.Ms. Kant has holds an Honours degree in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College and a post-graduate degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. 2 Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER The article had erroneously stated that Anshula Kant was the first woman MD of The World Banklast_img read more

first_imgInternational more-in Sriram Lakshman We may remove hyperlinks within comments. July 13, 2019 01:33 IST PRINT July 13, 2019 01:33 IST Washington DC, AAA Recommended for you Washington DC, Updated: Sriram Lakshman Share Article Close XShoes may give art a run for its money at auctionU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: sourceTrump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census Major fire in Delhi’s Jhilmil area, no gorings in fastest bull run at Pamplona, and other news in pictures No-confidence motion against Sri Lanka govt. defeated Japan crypto exchange loses $32 million of virtual money U.S. service member killed in AfghanistanTurbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia Sudan general says coup attempt foiledR&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime chargesShoes may give art a run for its money at auctionU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: sourceTrump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census Major fire in Delhi’s Jhilmil area, no gorings in fastest bull run at Pamplona, and other news in pictures No-confidence motion against Sri Lanka govt. defeated Japan crypto exchange loses $32 million of virtual money U.S. service member killed in AfghanistanTurbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia Sudan general says coup attempt foiledR&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime chargesShoes may give art a run for its money at auctionU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: sourceTrump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census Major fire in Delhi’s Jhilmil area, no gorings in fastest bull run at Pamplona, and other news in pictures1 / 10 Updated: © THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD. Printable version | Jul 13, 2019 7:36:15 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indias-anshula-kant-is-world-bank-md-and-cfo/article28415426.ece Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank Comments Comments Anshula Kant. File  | Photo Credit: MAIL July 12, 2019 22:41 IST Next Story Related TopicsBusinessInternational Next Story Child suicide bomber kills 5 at wedding in Afghanistan Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection. July 12, 2019 22:41 IST SubmitPlease enter a valid email address. Previous StoryU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source Related Articles HoneyJust In Time For Prime Day: The Amazon Trick You Need to KnowHoney|SponsoredSponsoredUndoProgressive$699 average annual savings for drivers who switch and save.Progressive|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFigLeaf AppComplete Online Anonymity Is One Click AwayFigLeaf App|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGundry MDTop U.S. Surgeon: This Is What Happens To Dark Spots (When You Do This Every Morning)Gundry MD|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDermal MedixIf You Have Turkey Neck Or Double Chin, This Can HelpDermal Medix|SponsoredSponsoredUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue Book|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFisher InvestmentsAre You Ready for Retirement? Free Retirement CalculatorFisher Investments|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBank reports fraud of over ₹4 cr.; FIR lodgedThe HinduUndoMorning Digest: CWC likely to decide Rahul’s successor next week; eleven years after epic, Federer conquers NadalThe HinduUndo India’s Anshula Kant is World Bank MD and CFO Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not ‘the’, n is not ‘and’). The World Bank Group on Friday announced that Anshula Kant, an Indian national, has been appointed its next MD and CFO. Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank.“Anshula brings more than 35 years of expertise in finance, banking, and innovative use of technology through her work as CFO of the State Bank of India,” World Bank Group president David Malpass said via a statement.“She’s excelled at a diverse array of leadership challenges including risk, treasury, funding, regulatory compliance and operations. I look forward to welcoming her to our management team as we work to increase our effectiveness in supporting good development outcomes.” Ms. Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management and report to Mr. Malpass. Her duties will include risk management and financial reporting and she will work with the Bank’s CEO to mobilise financial resources.Ms. Kant has holds an Honours degree in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College and a post-graduate degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. 2 Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER The article had erroneously stated that Anshula Kant was the first woman MD of The World Banklast_img read more

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21K Indias Anshula Kant is World Bank MD and CFO

16 Jul 2019

first_imgThe article had erroneously stated that Anshula Kant was the first woman MD of The World Bank Sriram Lakshman HoneyJust In Time For Prime Day: The Amazon Trick You Need to KnowHoney|SponsoredSponsoredUndoProgressive$699 average annual savings for drivers who switch and save.Progressive|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFigLeaf AppComplete Online Anonymity Is One Click AwayFigLeaf App|SponsoredSponsoredUndoThrone: Free Online GamesPlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addicted!Throne: Free Online Games|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFisher InvestmentsAre You Ready for Retirement? 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Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank.“Anshula brings more than 35 years of expertise in finance, banking, and innovative use of technology through her work as CFO of the State Bank of India,” World Bank Group president David Malpass said via a statement.“She’s excelled at a diverse array of leadership challenges including risk, treasury, funding, regulatory compliance and operations. I look forward to welcoming her to our management team as we work to increase our effectiveness in supporting good development outcomes.” Play VideoPauseUnmuteCurrent Time 0:02/Duration Time 0:59Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:56 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneMs. Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management and report to Mr. Malpass. Her duties will include risk management and financial reporting and she will work with the Bank’s CEO to mobilise financial resources.Ms. Kant has holds an Honours degree in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College and a post-graduate degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Updated: Next Story Child suicide bomber kills 5 at wedding in Afghanistan Anshula Kant. File  | Photo Credit: MAIL Close XPakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi heckled in London over media freedom North Korea’s new Constitution calls Kim Jong-un head of state instead of ‘supreme leader’China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms in Taiwan arms sale 25 injured as quake rocks southern PhilippinesPolice arrest Indian captain of Iran tankerU.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says changing FDI in e-commerce rules troubling to American firmsPakistan won’t open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from airbases, says Pakistan Aviation SecretaryRussian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey Trump says nationwide immigration arrests to begin on Sunday17 killed as heavy rains lash Nepal Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi heckled in London over media freedom North Korea’s new Constitution calls Kim Jong-un head of state instead of ‘supreme leader’China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms in Taiwan arms sale 25 injured as quake rocks southern PhilippinesPolice arrest Indian captain of Iran tankerU.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says changing FDI in e-commerce rules troubling to American firmsPakistan won’t open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from airbases, says Pakistan Aviation SecretaryRussian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey Trump says nationwide immigration arrests to begin on Sunday17 killed as heavy rains lash Nepal Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi heckled in London over media freedom North Korea’s new Constitution calls Kim Jong-un head of state instead of ‘supreme leader’China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms in Taiwan arms sale 25 injured as quake rocks southern Philippines1 / 10 Sriram Lakshman Comments PRINT 2 India’s Anshula Kant is World Bank MD and CFO Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection. Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank July 12, 2019 22:41 IST SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER more-in Related Articles Recommended for you Related TopicsBusinessInternational July 12, 2019 22:41 IST Updated: Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not ‘the’, n is not ‘and’). Previous StoryU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source AAA July 13, 2019 01:33 IST Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. July 13, 2019 01:33 IST Share Article International Printable version | Jul 13, 2019 7:36:15 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indias-anshula-kant-is-world-bank-md-and-cfo/article28415426.ece © THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD. Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgThe article had erroneously stated that Anshula Kant was the first woman MD of The World Bank Sriram Lakshman HoneyJust In Time For Prime Day: The Amazon Trick You Need to KnowHoney|SponsoredSponsoredUndoProgressive$699 average annual savings for drivers who switch and save.Progressive|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFigLeaf AppComplete Online Anonymity Is One Click AwayFigLeaf App|SponsoredSponsoredUndoThrone: Free Online GamesPlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addicted!Throne: Free Online Games|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFisher InvestmentsAre You Ready for Retirement? 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Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank.“Anshula brings more than 35 years of expertise in finance, banking, and innovative use of technology through her work as CFO of the State Bank of India,” World Bank Group president David Malpass said via a statement.“She’s excelled at a diverse array of leadership challenges including risk, treasury, funding, regulatory compliance and operations. I look forward to welcoming her to our management team as we work to increase our effectiveness in supporting good development outcomes.” Play VideoPauseUnmuteCurrent Time 0:02/Duration Time 0:59Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:56 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneMs. Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management and report to Mr. Malpass. Her duties will include risk management and financial reporting and she will work with the Bank’s CEO to mobilise financial resources.Ms. Kant has holds an Honours degree in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College and a post-graduate degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Updated: Next Story Child suicide bomber kills 5 at wedding in Afghanistan Anshula Kant. File  | Photo Credit: MAIL Close XPakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi heckled in London over media freedom North Korea’s new Constitution calls Kim Jong-un head of state instead of ‘supreme leader’China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms in Taiwan arms sale 25 injured as quake rocks southern PhilippinesPolice arrest Indian captain of Iran tankerU.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says changing FDI in e-commerce rules troubling to American firmsPakistan won’t open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from airbases, says Pakistan Aviation SecretaryRussian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey Trump says nationwide immigration arrests to begin on Sunday17 killed as heavy rains lash Nepal Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi heckled in London over media freedom North Korea’s new Constitution calls Kim Jong-un head of state instead of ‘supreme leader’China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms in Taiwan arms sale 25 injured as quake rocks southern PhilippinesPolice arrest Indian captain of Iran tankerU.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says changing FDI in e-commerce rules troubling to American firmsPakistan won’t open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from airbases, says Pakistan Aviation SecretaryRussian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey Trump says nationwide immigration arrests to begin on Sunday17 killed as heavy rains lash Nepal Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi heckled in London over media freedom North Korea’s new Constitution calls Kim Jong-un head of state instead of ‘supreme leader’China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms in Taiwan arms sale 25 injured as quake rocks southern Philippines1 / 10 Sriram Lakshman Comments PRINT 2 India’s Anshula Kant is World Bank MD and CFO Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection. Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank July 12, 2019 22:41 IST SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER more-in Related Articles Recommended for you Related TopicsBusinessInternational July 12, 2019 22:41 IST Updated: Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not ‘the’, n is not ‘and’). Previous StoryU.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source AAA July 13, 2019 01:33 IST Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. July 13, 2019 01:33 IST Share Article International Printable version | Jul 13, 2019 7:36:15 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indias-anshula-kant-is-world-bank-md-and-cfo/article28415426.ece © THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD. Next Storylast_img read more

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Serena and Halep chase milestones in Wimbledon final

16 Jul 2019

first_img Tennis 09 Jul 2019 Tennis-Wimbledon day eight Tennis 09 Jul 2019 Factbox: Serena Williams versus Alison Riske Halep said if she dwelt on Williams’ records over the past 21 years it might be game over before she stepped on court for a contest compatriot and gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci said would be “watched by every Romanian alive on the planet”.”I will focus on myself. I’m not thinking about her record. Her records are huge already. It’s nothing about that. It’s just a tennis match, big challenge, a great match. So I will try just to give my best,” said Halep, who has lost just one set so far.A quick study of their rivalry would also suggest Williams will probably be the one holding aloft the Venus Rosewater dish considering she has won nine of their previous 10 meetings. The 27-year-old Halep’s only victory over Williams was almost five years ago, while the American has won all three of their Grand Slam clashes, including at Wimbledon in 2011.So which memory from those tussles will Williams rely on as she gets ready for what could be one of the most memorable days in the history of women’s tennis? BIGGEST KEY”The biggest key with our matches is the (6-0 6-2) loss that I had. I never forgot it,” said the 11th seed, who is also bidding to become the first mother to triumph at Wimbledon since Australian Evonne Goolagong beat American Chris Evert in 1980. “She played unbelievable. That makes me know that… she can get there again. So I have to be better than that.”There’s so many impressive things about her. Obviously her tenacity, her ability to find power. Can’t underestimate her. She’s like a little powerhouse. I feel like she’s back. She wants to prove that she can do it again.”Halep will also take heart from their battle at this year’s Australian Open being a close one and the fact that she has more than just an A-game in her repertoire.”I have a better game these days. I can play everywhere, against anyone. When I go on court… I know how to change some things when (other things) don’t work very well,” said the 2018 French Open champion. “Now, I believe that I have my chance to win against her. I respect a lot what she has done and what she’s doing. But I feel mentally stronger facing her.”A ‘Plan B’ or even ‘Plan C’ could come in handy for Halep as Williams was at her devastating best in a 59-minute destruction of unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in the semi-finals. Moving as smoothly and striking the ball as crisply and as powerfully as at any time in her career, the American has so far unleashed 45 aces and won 83 percent of her service games. Playing mixed doubles with Andy Murray, albeit in a losing cause this week, has also helped her to sharpen her volleys – an ominous sight for anyone on the opposite side of the net.Williams has already had two failed attempts in finals to win that 24th major – after contesting last year’s Wimbledon and U.S. Open showpiece matches – and, regardless of what she says, everyone knows the American wants that record. “I just trained and I trained and I trained to get physically more fit. So I’m definitely at a different place,” said Williams.”It’s really not about 24 or 23 or 25. It’s really just about going out there and giving my best effort no matter what. No matter what I do, I will always have a great career.” (Reporting by Pritha Sarkar; Editing by Ken Ferris) Tennis 11 Jul 2019 Factbox: Elina Svitolina versus Simona Halep {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}center_img LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams no longer wants to obsess about elusive Grand Slam “number 24” and Simona Halep is desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop the American reaching that milestone but there will be no place for either to hide in Saturday’s final.No matter who wins the title decider on Centre Court, the one thing for certain is that it will be a historic occasion.The 37-year-old Williams is chasing an eighth All England Club singles crown which would see her match Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 major singles titles.National pride will be at stake for Halep as she bids to become the first Romanian to win a singles title at the spiritual home of grasscourt tennis. Related News Related Newslast_img read more

first_img Tennis 09 Jul 2019 Tennis-Wimbledon day eight Tennis 09 Jul 2019 Factbox: Serena Williams versus Alison Riske Halep said if she dwelt on Williams’ records over the past 21 years it might be game over before she stepped on court for a contest compatriot and gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci said would be “watched by every Romanian alive on the planet”.”I will focus on myself. I’m not thinking about her record. Her records are huge already. It’s nothing about that. It’s just a tennis match, big challenge, a great match. So I will try just to give my best,” said Halep, who has lost just one set so far.A quick study of their rivalry would also suggest Williams will probably be the one holding aloft the Venus Rosewater dish considering she has won nine of their previous 10 meetings. The 27-year-old Halep’s only victory over Williams was almost five years ago, while the American has won all three of their Grand Slam clashes, including at Wimbledon in 2011.So which memory from those tussles will Williams rely on as she gets ready for what could be one of the most memorable days in the history of women’s tennis? BIGGEST KEY”The biggest key with our matches is the (6-0 6-2) loss that I had. I never forgot it,” said the 11th seed, who is also bidding to become the first mother to triumph at Wimbledon since Australian Evonne Goolagong beat American Chris Evert in 1980. “She played unbelievable. That makes me know that… she can get there again. So I have to be better than that.”There’s so many impressive things about her. Obviously her tenacity, her ability to find power. Can’t underestimate her. She’s like a little powerhouse. I feel like she’s back. She wants to prove that she can do it again.”Halep will also take heart from their battle at this year’s Australian Open being a close one and the fact that she has more than just an A-game in her repertoire.”I have a better game these days. I can play everywhere, against anyone. When I go on court… I know how to change some things when (other things) don’t work very well,” said the 2018 French Open champion. “Now, I believe that I have my chance to win against her. I respect a lot what she has done and what she’s doing. But I feel mentally stronger facing her.”A ‘Plan B’ or even ‘Plan C’ could come in handy for Halep as Williams was at her devastating best in a 59-minute destruction of unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in the semi-finals. Moving as smoothly and striking the ball as crisply and as powerfully as at any time in her career, the American has so far unleashed 45 aces and won 83 percent of her service games. Playing mixed doubles with Andy Murray, albeit in a losing cause this week, has also helped her to sharpen her volleys – an ominous sight for anyone on the opposite side of the net.Williams has already had two failed attempts in finals to win that 24th major – after contesting last year’s Wimbledon and U.S. Open showpiece matches – and, regardless of what she says, everyone knows the American wants that record. “I just trained and I trained and I trained to get physically more fit. So I’m definitely at a different place,” said Williams.”It’s really not about 24 or 23 or 25. It’s really just about going out there and giving my best effort no matter what. No matter what I do, I will always have a great career.” (Reporting by Pritha Sarkar; Editing by Ken Ferris) Tennis 11 Jul 2019 Factbox: Elina Svitolina versus Simona Halep {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}center_img LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams no longer wants to obsess about elusive Grand Slam “number 24” and Simona Halep is desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop the American reaching that milestone but there will be no place for either to hide in Saturday’s final.No matter who wins the title decider on Centre Court, the one thing for certain is that it will be a historic occasion.The 37-year-old Williams is chasing an eighth All England Club singles crown which would see her match Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 major singles titles.National pride will be at stake for Halep as she bids to become the first Romanian to win a singles title at the spiritual home of grasscourt tennis. Related News Related Newslast_img read more

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Karnataka crisis CM Kumaraswamy meets rebel Congress MLA Nagaraj

16 Jul 2019

first_imgKarnataka crisis: CM Kumaraswamy meets rebel Congress MLA NagarajKarnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah’s residence in Bengaluru on Saturday. Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan also present during the meeting.advertisement Asian News International BengaluruJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 21:47 IST The Hoskote MLA Nagaraj and Chikballapur Congress MLA K Sudhakar had resigned from the Assembly on July 10. (Photo: ANI)Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah’s residence in Bengaluru on Saturday.Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan also present during the meeting.Earlier in the day, Nagaraj hinted about reconsidering his resignation after holding a meeting with party leader DK Shivakumar.”Situation was such that we submitted our resignations, but now DK Shivakumar and others came and requested us to withdraw resignations, I will speak to K Sudhakar Rao and then see what is to be done, after all, I have spent decades in Congress,” Congress MLA and state minister MTB Nagaraj said after a meeting at his residence.The Hoskote MLA Nagaraj and Chikballapur Congress MLA K Sudhakar had resigned from the Assembly on July 10.While Nagaraj made no clear announcement of taking back resignation, Shivakumar announced the same while speaking to media outside Nagaraj’s residence.Despite tendering their resignations, both Nagaraj and Sudhakar are still members of the Legislative Assembly as their resignations have yet not been accepted by the Speaker.Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had ruled out accepting their resignations. “Two MLAs Dr K Sudhakar and MTB Nagaraj have resigned from the assembly. I have not accepted any resignation; I cannot do it overnight like that. I have given them time on 17th. I will go through the procedure and take a decision,” Kumar had said on July 10 while speaking to media persons in Bengaluru.Meanwhile, on Friday, the Supreme Court took up the pleas of 10 dissident MLAs and directed the speaker to maintain the status quo on their resignation and disqualification till July 16.The 13-month-old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 10 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week.Also Read | Karnataka crisis: Congress MLA Nagaraj hints at reconsidering resignationAlso Watch | Nataka in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi breaks his silence, says BJP using money power to topple govtsFor 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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Karnataka crisisFollow NagarajFollow Kumaraswamy Nextlast_img read more

first_imgKarnataka crisis: CM Kumaraswamy meets rebel Congress MLA NagarajKarnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah’s residence in Bengaluru on Saturday. Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan also present during the meeting.advertisement Asian News International BengaluruJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 21:47 IST The Hoskote MLA Nagaraj and Chikballapur Congress MLA K Sudhakar had resigned from the Assembly on July 10. (Photo: ANI)Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah’s residence in Bengaluru on Saturday.Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan also present during the meeting.Earlier in the day, Nagaraj hinted about reconsidering his resignation after holding a meeting with party leader DK Shivakumar.”Situation was such that we submitted our resignations, but now DK Shivakumar and others came and requested us to withdraw resignations, I will speak to K Sudhakar Rao and then see what is to be done, after all, I have spent decades in Congress,” Congress MLA and state minister MTB Nagaraj said after a meeting at his residence.The Hoskote MLA Nagaraj and Chikballapur Congress MLA K Sudhakar had resigned from the Assembly on July 10.While Nagaraj made no clear announcement of taking back resignation, Shivakumar announced the same while speaking to media outside Nagaraj’s residence.Despite tendering their resignations, both Nagaraj and Sudhakar are still members of the Legislative Assembly as their resignations have yet not been accepted by the Speaker.Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had ruled out accepting their resignations. “Two MLAs Dr K Sudhakar and MTB Nagaraj have resigned from the assembly. I have not accepted any resignation; I cannot do it overnight like that. I have given them time on 17th. I will go through the procedure and take a decision,” Kumar had said on July 10 while speaking to media persons in Bengaluru.Meanwhile, on Friday, the Supreme Court took up the pleas of 10 dissident MLAs and directed the speaker to maintain the status quo on their resignation and disqualification till July 16.The 13-month-old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 10 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week.Also Read | Karnataka crisis: Congress MLA Nagaraj hints at reconsidering resignationAlso Watch | Nataka in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi breaks his silence, says BJP using money power to topple govtsFor 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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Karnataka crisisFollow NagarajFollow Kumaraswamy Nextlast_img read more

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Saddened by induction of Congress MLAs into party loyal BJP worker quits

16 Jul 2019

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service PanajiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 11:25 IST Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral. (Photo: IANS)Days after re-enrolling into the BJP as part of its nationwide membership drive, a young BJP worker on Friday publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral.”I am extremely saddened by the events (which) occurred during the last 2 days… I cannot be a part of this organisation anymore even if the decision is for the betterment of the party… If I keep quiet now, it would be like suffering thousand deaths which I already have… The party may have succeeded in safeguarding the interest of the government,” Sanvordekar said in his Facebook message.Sanvordekar has been with the BJP for 18 years and was a part of the state BJP’s communication cell, regularly present at media briefings and issuing communications on behalf of the BJP.Since Wednesday’s surprising induction of 10 Congress MLAs into the BJP, several party workers like former state president and Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, even senior state leaders have already expressed disgust at the development.Late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal too has maintained that the Goa BJP was walking on a different path, compared to the days when Parrikar was alive and there was no element of trust left.Sanvordekar said he began his career in the BJP in 1999 writing election slips, and painting roads with BJP insignia. But added that a lot had changed within the BJP since.”Have been defending the wrong doings of the party publicly but had been fighting out internally been even when Manohar bhai was alive and after his demise…” he said.Sanvordekar told IANS that one of the newly-inducted ex-Congress MLAs Atanasio Monserrate, who was chargesheeted for raping a minor girl last year, should be sacked from the party.Monserrate, who contested the May 2019 bypolls for the Panaji seat on a Congress ticket and had defeated the local BJP candidate, is now tipped to be a minister in the Pramod Sawant-led Cabinet.READ | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesALSO READ | Kumaraswamy wants floor test, SC asks Speaker to not act on resignations | All that happenedALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: BJP denies poaching chargesFor 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 byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow BJP Saddened by induction of Congress MLAs into party, loyal BJP worker quitsA BJP worker publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service PanajiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 11:25 IST Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral. (Photo: IANS)Days after re-enrolling into the BJP as part of its nationwide membership drive, a young BJP worker on Friday publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral.”I am extremely saddened by the events (which) occurred during the last 2 days… I cannot be a part of this organisation anymore even if the decision is for the betterment of the party… If I keep quiet now, it would be like suffering thousand deaths which I already have… The party may have succeeded in safeguarding the interest of the government,” Sanvordekar said in his Facebook message.Sanvordekar has been with the BJP for 18 years and was a part of the state BJP’s communication cell, regularly present at media briefings and issuing communications on behalf of the BJP.Since Wednesday’s surprising induction of 10 Congress MLAs into the BJP, several party workers like former state president and Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, even senior state leaders have already expressed disgust at the development.Late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal too has maintained that the Goa BJP was walking on a different path, compared to the days when Parrikar was alive and there was no element of trust left.Sanvordekar said he began his career in the BJP in 1999 writing election slips, and painting roads with BJP insignia. But added that a lot had changed within the BJP since.”Have been defending the wrong doings of the party publicly but had been fighting out internally been even when Manohar bhai was alive and after his demise…” he said.Sanvordekar told IANS that one of the newly-inducted ex-Congress MLAs Atanasio Monserrate, who was chargesheeted for raping a minor girl last year, should be sacked from the party.Monserrate, who contested the May 2019 bypolls for the Panaji seat on a Congress ticket and had defeated the local BJP candidate, is now tipped to be a minister in the Pramod Sawant-led Cabinet.READ | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesALSO READ | Kumaraswamy wants floor test, SC asks Speaker to not act on resignations | All that happenedALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: BJP denies poaching chargesFor 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 byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow BJP Saddened by induction of Congress MLAs into party, loyal BJP worker quitsA BJP worker publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.advertisementlast_img read more

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22 policemen injured in Jharkhand road accident

16 Jul 2019

first_img22 policemen injured in Jharkhand road accidentFifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control.advertisement Next Indo Asian News Service RanchiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 18:20 IST (Image for representation)As many as 22 policemen were injured in a road accident in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Saturday, the police said.Fifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control and hit a tree in the Sikidari valley.The condition of five of the injured constables is stated to be critical.Also Read | Need for speed on Yamuna Expressway remains uncontrolled despite deadly accidentsAlso Read | 10 killed, 35 injured after trains collide in PakistanAlso Watch | 7 dead, several injured after 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail in BiharFor 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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Road accidentFollow Jharkhandlast_img read more

first_img22 policemen injured in Jharkhand road accidentFifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control.advertisement Next Indo Asian News Service RanchiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 18:20 IST (Image for representation)As many as 22 policemen were injured in a road accident in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Saturday, the police said.Fifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control and hit a tree in the Sikidari valley.The condition of five of the injured constables is stated to be critical.Also Read | Need for speed on Yamuna Expressway remains uncontrolled despite deadly accidentsAlso Read | 10 killed, 35 injured after trains collide in PakistanAlso Watch | 7 dead, several injured after 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail in BiharFor 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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Road accidentFollow Jharkhandlast_img read more

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