June 25 2001 Human Nature a dynamic movement col

first_imgJune 25, 2001Human Nature, a dynamic movement collective, have spent a week at Arcosanti for their retreat-training to prepare for their performance this weekend.[Photo by Jeffrey Manta] Their performance, entitled “NOW”, was their “seventh consecutive summer apperance at Arcosanti”.last_img

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first_imgSponsor Advertisement We’re still sitting here with nothing resolved…especially with the hideous and grotesque short positions in both gold and silver still in place.It was pretty quiet during Far East trading on their Monday. The high of the day was in shortly after 2:00 p.m. Hong Kong time…about fifty minutes before the London open…and it was all down hill until fifteen minutes after the Comex open in New York.The subsequent rally got capped…and then got sold off once the London p.m. gold fix was in at 3:00 p.m. BST…10:00 a.m. in New York..Gold closed at $1,709.80 spot…down $1.30 from Friday…and volume was anemic at 60,000 contracts, as most traders stayed home in advance of mega-hurricane Sandy.The silver chart looked identical to the gold chart.  Silver’s high tick came minutes after 10:00 a.m. Hong Kong time…but after that, silver’s price path was a carbon copy of gold’s.Silver finished the Monday trading session at $31.76 spot…down 33 cents on the day.  Volume was also very light…around 17,500 contracts.The other two precious metals got sold off as well.  It’s worth noting that even though the equity markets were closed…the precious metal and currency markets remained open.The dollar index closed at 79.997 on Friday…and worked its was slowly higher in fits and starts on Monday…closing at 80.23.  The high tick…30.31…came during the New York lunch hour.With the New York markets closed, there was no HUI…but the TSX Gold index here in Canada closed up just under a percent.Of course there was no Silver Sentiment Index either…but just eye-balling the silver stocks that I follow here in Canada on the Toronto Stock Exchange, I’m guessing that the silver stocks were down about a percent on average.The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 8 gold and 24 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved warehouse system on Wednesday.  In silver, it was all the “usual suspects”…and that should just about be it for the October delivery month.  Tomorrow evening the CME should post the numbers for the November delivery month…and I’ll have that data for you on Wednesday.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.Not surprisingly, there were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV…and the U.S. Mint had no sales report, either.The updated short positions for GLD and SLV were posted on the shortsqueeze.com Internet site late last week.  In silver, it showed that the short position jumped by 25.45%…from 11.65 million shares/ounces, all the way out to 14.62 million shares/ounces…454.7 tonnes.  It’s a good bet that an authorized participant shorted the shares rather than deposit real metal…which they didn’t have. They could have found it somewhere, I’m sure…but how high would they have had to bid the silver price to get it all?The short position in GLD actually declined by 6.54%…from 18.18 million shares, down to 16.99 million shares…or 1.70 million ounces…52.9 tonnes.The Comex-approved depositories reported receiving 596,425 troy ounces of silver on Friday…and didn’t ship any out.  The link to that activity is here.Being Tuesday, I have more than the usual compliment of stories…and I hope you can find the time to go through them all.  As usual, the final edit is up to you.Nor is the pressure to hold PHYSICAL Gold confined to the central banks. A trader in the city of London has an explanation of why Gold holdings in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have not kept up their previous momentum in the period since 2004-2009. He says that “some investors” have moved from being comfortable with paper claims to Gold to a position where they are not confident unless they hold the physical metal itself. Nothing could be more probable. – Bill Buckler…Gold This Week…27 October 2012Well, I wouldn’t read a whole heck of a lot into yesterday’s trading action in all four precious metals.  But it was interesting to note that they followed their usual price paths…and they were all down on the day as well…plus the fact that they were trading at all, when the rest of the markets in New York were closed.  I guess JPMorgan et al never sleep when it comes to the price management scheme.Of course we’re still sitting here with nothing resolved…especially with the hideous and grotesque short positions in both gold and silver still in place.Today, at the close of Comex trading, is the cut-off for this Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report…and unless there are some big changes in price tomorrow I’m not expecting big changes in the COT Report either…as it has been a reasonably quiet week from a price point of view.By the way, I didn’t hear from anyone at Scotiabank or Scotia Mocatta yesterday, so they’ll be getting another request for an answer when I get out of bed later this morning.Not much happened in Far East trading on their Tuesday…but now that London has been open for a couple of hours, both metals are trading up from Monday’s close…a lot of which would have to do with the dollar index slide back to the 80.00 level.  Volumes, which had been pretty light at the London open, are now a bit more chunky, but nothing out of the ordinary…and it does appear from the price action that these rallies [as tiny as they are] are being met by the usual not-for-profit sellers.Before heading off to bed, I thought that some of you might be interested in this special sale [50% off the regular retail price] that Casey Research is having on the Casey Extraordinary Technology monthly report.Casey analyst Alex Daley has made a career of finding and monetizing big ideas….In fact, this was his main job when he worked for an elite team of technologists that reported to the CEO of one of America’s largest corporations. His group released some of the first smartphone apps, social networking sites and even did projects for large oil companies.But today Alex says he’s putting his money into a radical new technology that will soon make its way into millions of homes and offices across America and is expected to generate $3.7 billion in sales by 2015.Casey Research has recently made a video detailing his latest insights, including how you can take a position in this technological breakthrough right now. If you’re at all interested, click here to learn more.  This offer is only open until the end of tomorrow…Hallowe’en…and there are no tricks involved.  As a matter of fact, it’s my belief that Casey Research‘s standard 90-day guarantee of satisfaction applies.  How can you lose?That’s more than enough for one day…and it’s actually too much for one day, so I hope you were able to edit it to your satisfaction.See you tomorrow. Former Microsoft Inventor Reveals Big Tech WinnersFrom smartphone apps… to self-driving cars… to facial recognition software… Alex Daley and his team at Microsoft helped bring to market some of the most popular technologies of the past decade.In the process, Alex developed an uncanny knack for picking winning disruptive technologies, helping venture capitalists realize extraordinary gains. Now he’s identified a radical new technology that he expects to generate $3.7 billion in sales by 2015.All the details are in his new video – click here to see it now (it may not be up long, so please view it today).last_img read more

Several states are questioning the cost of using p

first_imgSeveral states are questioning the cost of using pharmacy middlemen to manage their prescription drug programs in a movement that could shake up the complex system that manages how pharmaceuticals are priced and paid for.The debate is playing out this week in an Ohio courtroom, as the state fights to release a report detailing what it paid two middlemen, CVS Health and Optum, to manage its Medicaid program’s prescription drug plans.The report shows that the companies charged the state 8.8 percent more than they paid to pharmacies to fill prescriptions. The companies kept the more than $224 million difference between what they charged the state and paid for the drugs.”I would love to tell you that 8.8 percent is too high, too low, or normal, but I’m really unqualified to say that because our state Medicaid program is the first state in the country to really get this level of transparency into how this works,” says Antonio Ciaccia, the director of government affairs for the Ohio Pharmacists Association.But he added, “I think 8.8 percent is insane.”Ohio’s Medicaid program is run almost completely through private managed care insurance companies. Those companies in turn contract with CVS Health and Optum to manage the prescription drug portion of recipients’ coverage. The companies — known as pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs — negotiate discounts from drugmakers and work hard to keep the prices they actually pay secret.Ciaccia says that independent pharmacists became alarmed because their reimbursements from the two companies plummeted in recent years. He and a partner started a company, 46 Brooklyn, specifically to analyze drug prices and found that pharmacists were being paid sometimes only a fraction of what the middlemen were charging states.For example, Ohio paid the PBM $273.50 per unit for the generic version of Gleevec, a drug that treats leukemia and other cancers, while pharmacies reported the wholesale price of the drug was $83.69. In other words, the PBM charged the state more than the three times the price of the drug.Ohio’s Department of Medicaid commissioned its own analysis of its prescription drug program costs after the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported the program was spending far more for prescription drugs than the pharmacies that filled those prescriptions were receiving.Last month the state released a summary that revealed the two companies were keeping 8.8 percent of the pharmacy budget. But when the state said it planned to release the entire report, CVS sued to stop it. Optum joined the suit this week and at a hearing Tuesday a judge told the companies to identify any trade secrets they want redacted by next month.Ohio Medicaid spokesman Tom Betti said in a statement that the state is committed to releasing the findings.”Transparency is not only the duty of government to its owners—the people of Ohio—but it’s also essential for the market to function properly. We believe this deeply and will continue to pursue it,” the statement said.If the analysis is released, it will offer an unprecedented look into the opaque world of pharmacy benefit managers and the mechanics of drug pricing.The findings in the analysis have angered state officials and Attorney General Mike DeWine has threatened to sue.”It is clear that the conduct by PBMs in these areas remains a major concern, and we anticipate that our investigation will result in major litigation against PBMs,” he said in a statement.CVS Health spokeswoman Christine Cramer pointed out that Ohio’s report concluded that the company saved the state about $145 million compared to an alternative system where the state pays a fee for each prescription filled.And she said releasing the report would hurt the company’s ability to negotiate low prices.”When it comes to the proprietary rates and formulas we use to negotiate for lower drug prices or cost-effective dispensing within our pharmacy network, making those figures public only hurts our ability to negotiate the lowest rates and fees in a highly competitive market, which would ultimately cost the state and the taxpayers more,” she said in a written statement.Optum did not respond to calls and emails for comment.”I think that Ohio is going to have an uphill battle when it comes to releasing this information,” says Stacie Dusetzina, a professor of health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “It’s going to be fought very hard by CVS because they think it would set a standard for transparency and providing the public with this information.” She adds that efforts in other states to reveal drug pricing secrets have failed.Ohio isn’t alone in questioning the value of using middlemen to manage their prescription drug plans.States spend more than $33 billion a year on prescription drugs through their Medicaid programs and for many, that’s the fastest growing part of the Medicaid budget. So efforts to control those costs are front and center in many state budget debates.West Virginia last year stopped using pharmacy benefit managers altogether. And Kentucky is also doing an analysis of its costs while lawmakers consider legislation that would require pharmacy benefit managers that contract with Medicaid to report details of their costs to the state and ensure they pay independent pharmacies a fair price.And In Iowa, State Representative John Forbes — who’s also a pharmacist — launched his own investigation into a county government health plan a few months ago after hearing complaints from pharmacists.”We went through the records for this county over about a three-month period and found that, in many cases, the pharmacies were being paid $5 to $10 for prescriptions, but the county entity was being billed over $100 for those same prescription medications,” Forbes said in an interview.He says the oversight committee in Iowa’s legislature now plans to investigate the PBM’s practices. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

This Excel Course Can Help You Climb the Career Ladder

first_img Entrepreneur Store Add to Queue –shares April 1, 2019 Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Contributor The ‘Master Microsoft Excel Macros and Excel VBA’ class shows you how to automate and customize tasks for faster reports and more intuitive spreadsheets. Next Article center_img This Excel Course Can Help You Climb the Career Ladder Enroll Now for $5 Image credit: LinkedIn Sales Navigator Data Management Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Time management is a popular topic for entrepreneurs. Everyone wants to know how to crack the code that will help them work more efficiently without sacrificing quality, and how to finish their workday with enough time left to kick back and relax with friends or family.Managing your time well is especially difficult when you’re starting out in a new job. Juggling meetings, keeping track of your team members, and learning entirely new systems and processes are all stress-inducing.However, if you’re smart and selective about which tools you choose to invest your time in, you can save yourself a lot of time on your other tasks. Ninja-level knowledge of essential programs like Excel can help you automate tasks and take a load off of your plate. The Master Microsoft Excel Macros and Excel VBA Course teaches you how to master Excel’s automation and programming functions for smarter spreadsheets and individualized tasks.Excel Macros are actions or sets of actions that you can run repeatedly. They’re great for automating tasks that you perform on a regular basis, like monthly accounting reports or weekly inventory counts. Excel Visual Basic for Applications, or VBA, lets you create and define functions within Excel. It’s an extension on Macro programming that allows for greater automation and customization.Both of these tools can save you tons of time and headaches, and you can learn how to master them with this three and a half hour class. Hands-on projects take you through Excel basics, like formatting and title placement, then you’ll learn how to interact with other users of your Macros through input and message boxes.You’ll clean up multiple Excel worksheets and prep the data that you need to report, then use Macros and VBA to create that report based on data sets that are spread across multiple sheets. When you’re all done, you’ll know how to save time with Excel and you’ll have a Certificate of Completion to back it up.The Master Microsoft Excel Macros and Excel VBA course usually costs $50, but right now you can boost your time management through automated tasks for just $15 (70 percent off). 2 min readlast_img read more

In Sochi People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy

first_img Add to Queue Enroll Now for $5 2 min read Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. –shares It looks like matchmaking app Tinder is having a great Valentine’s Day this year, all thanks to the Olympics. CEO Sean Rad told The Wall Street Journal that Tinder has seen a 400 percent increase in new users since the Winter Games began on Friday.  Related: Dating App Tinder Heads to ChinaThe service is available in 24 different languages, making it fairly ideal for Sochi’s high-density Olympic Village, which is currently playing host to athletes and coaches from 88 nations, and volunteers and spectators from all over the world. Tinder reports that 500 million profile ratings are made each day and some 600 million matches were made in 2013. The app takes information from Facebook to connect users with friends and proximity in common. If both people swipe to the right on their mobile devices, Tinder allows them to video chat.Related: 4 Hot Tech Startups to Watch in 2014While the company doesn’t have a way of knowing eaxctly what percentage of the new users are athletes, competitors like gold medal winner Jamie Anderson, a Team USA snowboarder and the trio of American skiers who swept the slopestyle competition, Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper, all owned up to using the app.Tinder was launched in 2012, and is owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the same company that also owns other online dating platforms like Match.com, OkCupid and the European MeeticGroup.Related: Mushy Marketing Ploy: Pizza Hut Joins OKCupid Nina Zipkin Technologycenter_img February 14, 2014 Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. In Sochi, People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazylast_img read more

Study analyzes vaccinepreventable infections in children who receive solid organ transplants

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 15 2019Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general population, according to a newly published study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers.The study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, reviewed nearly 7,000 transplant recipients nationally over a seven-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2004, to determine how often they are hospitalized with infections that are typically prevented with vaccines.Of the 6,980 transplant recipients in the study, 1,092 patients, or 15.6 percent, were hospitalized with a total of 1,490 cases of vaccine-preventable infections within five years after transplant surgery. At that rate, hospitalization among the transplant population was up to 87 times higher than in the general population.Related StoriesMore effective flu vaccine begins clinical trials across the U.S.Researchers develop improved vaccine for meningitis and bloodstream infectionsVaccine drama on display in California’s Capitol”The huge burden of illness from vaccine-preventable infections that we show in this article should stress to all physicians the critical importance of ensuring that all transplant patients receive age-appropriate immunizations,” said the study’s lead author, Amy Feldman, MD, MSCS, assistant professor of pediatrics for the CU School of Medicine and program director for the liver transplant fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus.While other studies have looked at morbidity from certain types of infections, this study is the first to explore the burden of illness from all vaccine-preventable infections across the entire pediatric solid organ transplant population. The analysis included all patients younger than 18 years old who underwent a heart, lung, liver, kidney, intestine, or multivisceral transplant at any of the 45 U.S. not-for-profit tertiary care pediatric hospitals that report data to the Pediatric Health Information System of the Children’s Hospital Association.Based on the findings, Feldman and her co-authors recommend further study to identify ways to improve the likelihood of vaccination among children who need transplant surgery. The goal is to reduce the costs of hospitalization and the rates of sickness and death due to infections that could be prevented by vaccination. Source:http://www.ucdenver.edu/last_img read more

Stratasys new J720 Dental 3D printer sets new standards for digital dentistry

first_imgBacked by more than 500,000 color combinations, the multi-material 3D printer produces extremely high resolution, patient-specific models with precise accuracy – at 1.75x the daily throughput of high-end DLP and SLA dental 3D printers Related StoriesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryStratasys advanced FDM 3D printing helps Biodonostia to improve treatment for thoracic wall tumorsStratasys and Materialise bring 3D printed medical models to lifeWith capacity to outperform top-of-the-line DLP and SLA dental 3D printers, the J720 can deliver 1.75x the throughput of competitive solutions while supporting quick turnaround of urgent cases.A large build tray can print six materials simultaneously – increasing case volume and managing a full range of applications in a single print job. Reducing high-touch labor associated with management of small print bed single-material printers, the solution is able to accommodate a range of applications at one time.Combining multi-materials and full-color realism, the J720 has the potential to increase patient acceptance of case presentations – offering realistic treatment models before work ever begins. Offering faster time-to-part, the 3D printer also achieves the highest-resolution 3D prints for models.Backed by the award winning GrabCAD Print software, the J720 guarantees a simplified, all-digital workflow – making it easy to transition from CAD model to 3D printed part. The software’s workflow streamlines job management in large labs utilizing multiple systems.Cloud connectivity makes it easier for technicians to conduct remote monitoring – keeping track of multiple printers from a single source and automatically tracking material consumption and machine utilization. Enabling labs to save both time and money, the solution virtually eliminates requirements for high-touch, manual intervention. The new Stratasys J720 Dental 3D Printer sets new standards in realism for digital dentistry – leveraging more than 500,000 color combinations Labs today operate in a very competitive space where differentiation counts on mastering the digital workflow and expanding into new products and services. The J720 Dental 3D Printer is designed to change the game – allowing levels of speed, productivity and realism the market has never seen. This powers laboratories to meet the demands of a competitive market and push the boundaries of digital dentistry.”Barry Diener, Dental Segment Sales Leader, Stratasyscenter_img Feb 25 2019Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Injecting new levels of 3D printed realism into the dental industry, the new Stratasys J720 Dental creates faster turnaround times so dental labs can streamline operations, fulfill more cases and grow new business without further capital expense. Source:https://www.stratasys.com/last_img read more

Turning injectable medicines into inhalable treatments with the help of smart phone

Friend and colleagues are using devices found in cell phones to atomize very thick liquids. Credit: University of California – San Diego Provided by University of California – San Diego 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. Researchers use acoustic waves to move fluids at the nanoscale Imagine if all childhood vaccines could get delivered with an inhaler rather than shots; or wiping away tuberculosis bacteria in a patient’s lungs with an inhaler; or disinfecting a hospital room thoroughly with a diffuser. Explore further Citation: Turning injectable medicines into inhalable treatments with the help of smart phone components (2018, April 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-medicines-inhalable-treatments-smart-components.html These are the goals of a research team led by Professor James Friend in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California San Diego. Their efforts were recently boosted when Friend received a prestigious $900,000 research grant from the Keck Foundation, whose mission is to support pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research.”Our goal is to make injectable treatments inhalable,” Friend said. “This would unlock a whole class of new treatments.”For example, in a clinical setting, powerful disinfectants could be delivered via diffusers in hospital rooms to eliminate harmful bacteria. A whole new class of medicines could be delivered to patients via inhalers. Finally, a whole range of new materials could be used for 3-D printing.Currently, fluids can be nebulized in many different ways, for example by mechanical means like in perfume and cologne sprayers, or by using ultrasound. But all of these methods either don’t work well with very viscous fluids like oil or honey, or they require too much power, or break down some of the fluids’ active ingredients. They also require expensive equipment.The method developed by Friend and colleagues uses devices found in smart phones that produce acoustic waves. In the phones, these devices are used mainly to filter the wireless cellular signal and identify and filter voice and data information.In the lab, Friend and his team used the devices to generate sound waves at extremely high frequencies—ranging from 100 million to 10 billion Hertz—in order to create fluid capillary waves, which in turn emit droplets, generating mist. This process is called atomization. The researchers’ breakthroughs are based on the ability to atomize liquids that have been considered too viscous for the process before.The new method holds the promise of dramatically lowering costs for developing inhaled drugs by using smart phone components that are inexpensive. Currently, the cost for developing inhaled medicines is $300 million over a period of three years.Researchers successfully tested the atomization method on a powerful disinfectant, Triethylene glycol, or TEG, which had never been atomized before on its own (it is usually dissolved in water).No one before had observed how fluids behaved when subjected to such high sound frequencies. Scientists led by Friend discovered that the equations used to predict wave generation in fluids did not work for their experiments—in fact, they are off by several orders of magnitude. Some of that math dates back more than 150 years, to experiments by British physicist and chemist Michael Faraday.The Keck grant will allow researchers to acquire the cutting-edge technologies as well as the workforce they need to figure out the right math to describe and predict atomization at such high frequencies. This in turn will allow researchers to apply their new method to a broader range of materials, unlocking new applications. read more

Shah is new Home Minister Rajnath gets Defence and Jaishankar External Affairs

first_img COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on 0 SHARE May 31, 2019 ministers (government)center_img politics Modi government 2.0 took shape on Friday with BJP President Amit Shah, who played a key role in his party’s electoral triumph, making his debut in the Central government as India’s new Home minister while incumbent Rajnath Singh was moved to Defence.Joining them in the ‘Big Four’ are Nirmala Sitharaman, the outgoing Defence minister, who is India’s new Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, and surprise inductee, former foreign secretary S Jaishankar, who got the External Affairs portfolio.Both Sitharaman, the first full-time woman Finance minister of India, and Jaishankar, a rare instance of a career diplomat taking charge of the External Affairs ministry, have studied in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.With the induction of Amit Shah and Jaishankar, there are two new faces in the all-powerful Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), which is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is the final decision-making body on matters related to country’s security, including defence policy and internal security .Amit Shah arriving for the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Friday, May 31, 2019. Pic: Kamal Narang  Besides the prime minister, the ministers of Defence, Home, External Affairs and Finance are members of the committee.Sitharaman steps into the shoes of Arun Jaitley who opted out of new government on health grounds. She has a deputy in Anurag Thakur, a first time minister in the Modi government. Both are considered close to Jaitley.The prime minister retains the Department of Personnel and Training, Atomic Energy and Space as well as all important policy issues and portfolios not allocated.PM Narendra Modi along with PK Mishra Addl. Principal Secretary to PM, Ajit Doval NSA & Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to PM at South block in New Delhi. Pic: Kamal Narang  Modi was sworn in on Thursday as prime minister for a second term, helming a 58-member team of ministers, including him and BJP president Amit Shah who makes his debut in the Central government.Giant slayer Smriti Irani, who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his family bastion of Amethi, is the new Women and Child Development minister along with retaining the Textile ministry, according to a communiqu頩ssued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.Nitin Gadkari, considered one of the best performers during the first term of Modi government for his expeditious project implementation, continues to be the minister for Road Transport and Highways and has also been given charge of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.Nitin Gadkari arriving for the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Friday, May 31, 2019. Pic: Kamal Narang  Piyush Goyal, who was presented the interim budget earlier this year and was expected to take over from Jaitley, has been given the Commerce and Industry ministry in addition to his old charge of Railways. However, the Coal ministry has been taken away from him and given to Pralhad Joshi, a new entrant in Modi Government.Joshi is also the minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Mines.Piyush Goyal said improving passenger experience and modernising the railways will be his focus areas.“I am happy that there will be continuity in the work that we had begun in the first stint. The many work that we have started will be continued. I hope that we will be able to improve the passenger experience as well as the process of loading of goods,” Goyal said.Ravi Shankar Prasad continues as minister of Law and Information Technology. He also gets Telecom, a portfolio he commanded in the first half of Modi 1.0 government.A new Ministry of Jal Shakti has been created and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is its minister.Ujjwala-man Dharmendra Pradhan retains his Petroleum portfolio and has also been given charge of the Steel ministry.Former Uttarkhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nishank’ is the new Human Resource Development minister while Bihar ally and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswam remains Consumer Affairs minister.The Agriculture ministry has been allocated to Narendra Singh Tomar who also gets the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj portfolio. Prakash Javadekar has been given the ministries of Information and Broadcasting as well as Environment. D V Sadananda Gowda is the minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Narendra Singh Tomar the new minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal continues to be the minister of Food Processing Industries, Thawar Chand Gehlot is the new minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.Dr harsh Vardhan along with Harsimrat Kaur arriving for Cabinet meet at south block in New Delhi. Photo: Kamal Narang   Former diplomat Hardeep Puri is the new minister of state with Independent charge of Civil Aviation while former IAS bureaucrat R K Singh retains the ministries of Power and Renewable Energy in the same capacity. Eight-term BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh Santosh Kumar Gangwar is MoS with Independent charge for Labour and Employment.The BJP capped a massive mandate by winning a total of 303 seats while the NDA has 353 MPs in the recently elected 17th Lok Sabha. government Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari coming out after having attended the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi, on Friday, May 31, 2019. Pic: Kamal Narang COMMENTSlast_img read more

Mumbais Tulsi lake overflows due to heavy rains

first_img Next Vidya MumbaiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:15 IST Mumbai’s Tulsi lake overflowed at 7 pm on Friday. (Photo: ANI)Mumbai’s Tulsi lake overflowed at 7 pm on Friday due to incessant rains. Last year, the monsoon arrived late and the lake filled to its capacity on July 9.This year, the rainfall in the catchment areas was higher and the lake overflowed.Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) said, “One of Mumbai’s sources of water supply, lake Tulsi started overflowing, today.”Tulsi is the smallest lake which has a share of 1 per cent in the total water supply. The other one is Vihar Lake. Both of the lakes are located in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).Meanwhile, water quantum in lakes supplying to Mumbai’s needs rose further touching almost as much as last year’s water stocks the same day.The total water stocks on Friday was 6.35 lakh million litre or 43.92% of the required stocks.Last year on July 12, the total water stocks stood at 6.36 lakh million litre or 44 per cent of the required quantum, according to Times of India.There was a significant rise in water stocks as compared to a day earlier as well. On Thursday, the total water quantum stood at 5.47 lakh million litre or 37.83 per cent.The total required water stocks in all the seven lakes is 14.47 lakh million litres.Also Read | Mumbai rains: Flight operations briefly suspended at Chhatrapati Shivaji airport due to low visibilityAlso Watch | Mumbai rains: Is City of Dreams now Ram bharose?For 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 Mumbai rainsFollow Tulsi lake Mumbai’s Tulsi lake overflows due to heavy rainsTulsi is the smallest lake which has a share of 1 per cent in the total water supply. The other one is Vihar Lake.advertisementlast_img read more