US orders 15 Cuban diplomats to leave Canada stays the course on

first_imgWASHINGTON – Canada and the United States have responded in drastically different ways to bizarre attacks on diplomatic personnel in Havana, with the Americans pursuing a hardline approach that escalated Tuesday.The U.S. expelled 15 of Cuba’s diplomats from Washington, just days after removing more than half its personnel from Havana to protest the failure to protect Americans from unexplained sonic attacks that have caused dizziness, hearing loss and cognitive damage.Although several Canadian personnel were also affected this year, the federal government says the attacks have apparently stopped; there have been no incidents since the spring; the Cuban government has been co-operative in investigating the incidents; and there is no change in policy.A prominent anti-Castro hardliner says he doesn’t blame Canada for taking a different tack. While Sen. Marco Rubio urged the U.S. to respond forcefully, he said circumstances will differ from country to country.”Every nation will have to make their own determination, obviously,” Rubio told The Canadian Press.”But for us it was indisputable that we could not expose our diplomats and people serving abroad to physical attacks. If the host nation can not guarantee their safety, they can’t be there.”The U.S. announced Tuesday that it had given the Cuban government a list of 15 names of people who had to leave Washington within one week, the latest move in the fallout of the strange attacks and one which was criticized by the Cuban government..The move reverses several years of historic momentum toward closer relations between the old enemies, as the Cold War foes only recently re-established diplomatic relations and reopened embassies that had been shuttered for decades.But the U.S. was adamant Tuesday: diplomatic relations with Cuba will continue. It also stressed that the latest announcements do not mean it believes the Cuban government is behind the unexplained attacks.”This move does not signal a change of policy or determination of responsibility,” a U.S. State Department official said Tuesday.”We are maintaining diplomatic relations with Havana. The decision on expulsions was taken due to Cuba’s inability to protect our diplomats in Havana, as well as to ensure equity in the impact on our respective operations. …”We will need full assurances from the Cuban government that these attacks will not continue before we can even contemplate returning personnel.”The U.S. also disclosed that the attacks had produced a 22nd victim, one more than previously reported. That person was the victim of an attack in January. The incidents stopped for a time, but reportedly recurred as recently as late August.The Canadian government said there have been no known Canadian victims since the spring. Canada, which has historically had far warmer relations than the U.S. with Castro-led Cuba, announced last week that it is not following Washington’s lead in withdrawing diplomats.”We do not have any reason to believe Canadian tourists and other visitors could be affected,” said a statement last week from Ottawa.”Canada currently has no plans to change its travel advice and advisory for Cuba or remove its staff from Cuba.”The Associated Press reported that Cuban official called the American response “irresponsible,” and “hasty.”President Raul Castro’s government has denied involvement in the attacks.Before full diplomatic relations were restored in 2015, Cuba had about two-dozen accredited staffers at what was then called the Cuban interests section, according to a State Department list. The AP reports that the number at times climbed as high as more than 50, and the latest edition of the U.S. “Diplomatic List” identifies 26 accredited Cubans at the embassy, almost all accompanied by spouses.The removal of 15 will reduce the Cuban staffing to roughly a dozen accredited diplomats.In Havana, the U.S. had roughly 54 diplomats in its embassy until deciding Friday to pull more than half of them out and leave behind only “essential personnel.” The departing Americans are expected to have all left Cuba by week’s end, officials said.The Cuban diplomats being expelled will not be deemed “persona non grata,” officials said, a designation that would prevent them from ever returning to U.S. soil.To medical investigators’ dismay, symptoms have varied widely. In addition to hearing loss and concussions, some people have experienced nausea, headaches and ear-ringing. The AP has reported that some now suffer from problems with concentration and common word recall.___With files from The Associated Presslast_img read more

Miley Cyrus Supports Free The Nipple Campaign

first_imgMiley Cyrus has taken to twitter to support a new indy film that challenges censorship laws in the US.Miley Cyrus Free The NippleOn Wednesday (Dec. 11), the 21-year-old singer tweeted to support the Free the Nipple campaign by posting a photo of herself holding a large, fake nipple over her left eye. Miley, who is known for her edgy style is now speaking out on behalf of the film, FREE THE NIPPLE. The singer recently wore a provocative campaign t-shirt at an after party for Jingle Ball and has since tweeted several times to fans and with Cosmopolitan.Miley Cyrus Supports Free The Nipple CampaignOther celebrities like Kellan Lutz, Russell Simmons and Rumer Willis have shown support by tweeting as well.The film FREE THE NIPPLE poses the question “What is more obscene… A murder or a nipple?” The indy film comes from debut director, Lina Esco who wanted to challenge the backwards censorship laws in America. The controversial film, which stars Lola Kirke, Monique Coleman, Casey LaBow and Janeane Garofalo is based on the true events of two women who ignite a revolution to fight the backward censorship laws in America. The story explores why there is so much controversy over a woman’s nipple while an American child will see over 200,000 acts of violence and 16,000 murders on Network TV before they turn 18.In an ironic twist, the movie is facing NC-17 censorship from the MPAA, thus Miley and other celebrities have gotten on board to raise awareness and funds for the cause via www.fundanything.com/freethenipple.last_img read more

Family continues search for missing Karina

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe family of a missing Saskatoon woman is asking for the public’s help in finding their daughter.Karina Wolfe went missing a year ago and her family continues to search for answers.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has more.last_img

Quick Facts ChurchillKeewatinook Aski

first_imgAPTN National NewsDuring the election, APTN will be profiling 51 ridings the Assembly of First Nations say Aboriginal voters can make a difference.Riding: Churchill-Keewatinook AskiCandidates:  Quick Facts:The Incumbent is the NDP’s Niki Ashton who won the riding by 5,422 in the last general election.In the last Parliament, Ashton served as the Aboriginal Affairs critic and was also a regular panelist on APTN’s political show, Nation to Nation. Ashton won the riding by more than 5,000 votes in the last election.As of Sept. 28, no Conservative candidate had been identified. Click on Conservative for any updates.Liberal candidate Rebecca Chartrand is from the Pine Creek First Nation but has lived most of her life in Winnipeg. Chartrand is an educator in the city and has been advocating for more Aboriginal culture and teaching aids into the curriculum in inner-city schools.The Green’s August Hastmann is also an educator. Hastmann has worked across Manitoba’s north.Churchill-Keewatin Aski makes up almost half of Manitoba.Nunavut is the riding’s northern border.last_img read more

French fuel fight Prime minister offers to meet protesters

first_imgPARIS — France’s prime minister is offering to meet with members of a motorists movement who have blocked roads over rising fuel taxes and held protests that caused damage to central Paris.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on BFM television Wednesday that the protesters are expressing “a lot of legitimate things that should be heard.”The drivers may ignore the outreach. Some are calling for a new action Saturday on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, where a protest last Saturday degenerated into violence.The drivers denounce perceived elitism by President Emmanuel Macron, who failed to defuse the anger with a speech Tuesday explaining the environmental need for the tax hikes.Protesters shouted at the minister for overseas territories, Annick Girardin, as she sought to calm tensions Wednesday on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, where demonstrations have been particularly violent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 10.59 points to 15,201.28, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 63.78 points to 22,011.88. The S&P 500 index was up 6.25 points to 2,477.90 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 5.96 points to 6,434.62.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.75 cents US, up from Thursday’s average price of 79.77 cents US.The October crude contract was down nine cents to US$47.14 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up four cents to US$3.08 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up 70 cents to US$1,316.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was up one cent to US$3.11 a pound. read more

SriLankan Airlines washes its hands off A350900 deal

SriLankan Airlines today insisted that the present management of SriLankan Airlines was not involved in the decisions with regard to the ordering of the A350-900 aircraft, which took place in 2013; or the cancellation of the order in 2016; or of the acquisition of the A330-200 aircraft 4R ALS which is unsuitable for the airline’s present business model.The management said that it is attempting to optimize the usage and return on investment on this aircraft, as with any other asset of the airline. SriLankan Airlines said this in a clarification over its position with regard to the utilization of one of its Airbus A330-200 aircraft bearing the serial number MSN-1008 and CAASL registration number 4R ALS. SriLankan has removed one of the engines from this aircraft and fitted it to another aircraft as one of its engines is undergoing some maintenance work.“These parts would be replaced prior to the aircraft being leased to another airline, once such a lease agreement is signed for the use of this aircraft,” SriLankan airlines said.The present management of SriLankan Airlines said that it was not involved in the decisions with regard to the ordering of the A350-900 aircraft, which took place in 2013; or the cancellation of the order in 2016; or of the acquisition of the A330-200 aircraft 4R ALS which is unsuitable for the airline’s present business model. This aircraft was acquired in 2017 as part of the conditions agreed to between the previous management of the airline and aircraft lessor Aercap, as a settlement against the cancellation of the order of four new Airbus A350-900 aircraft.However, the cabin configuration of this aircraft, which was manufactured in 2009, is not suitable for SriLankan Airlines’ operations, having many seats and minimumspace between seats in its Business Class cabin. All other aircraft in the SriLankan Airlines fleet operate a two-class configuration of Business and Economy classes, with a particular standard of comfort in seating. It is a standard practice in most airlines that various interchangeable parts or components such as the engines that are urgently required for an operational aircraft are taken out of aircraft that are not in immediate use, if such parts are not at the time in stock in the airline’s spare parts stores. The previous management therefore took a decision to lease this aircraft to a European airline.However, after some time, this European airline violated the lease agreement by defaulting on the lease payments. The lessee also did not fulfill its obligations under the lease contract to prepare the aircraft for the handover.The engineering team at SriLankan performed the required maintenance checks to make the aircraft ready to fly.The management is also exploring the possibility of sub-leasing this aircraft to a charter operator or to another airline. Until such time, the aircraft remains at BIA as part of the SriLankan fleet, although it is not in use due to the above-mentioned reasons. The management is also taking the necessary steps to recover the losses to the airline from the relevant parties. The management says it is attempting to optimize the usage and return on investment on this aircraft, as with any other asset of the airline. (Colombo Gazette) read more

US crude futures fall 2 per cent to below US92 a barrel

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Signs that the global economy isn’t strong enough to quickly burn through the world’s ample supplies of oil and gasoline sank crude oil prices for a second straight day.Weak U.S. economic reports Friday followed on the heels of reduced forecasts for oil demand. Oil dropped two per cent.U.S. crude futures fell $2.22, or 2.4 per cent, to $91.29 barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price oil used by many U.S. refiners to make gasoline, fell $1.34 to $103.04, the lowest level since mid-July, in London.Supplies of both oil and gasoline are plentiful, and demand appears to be weak.“It’s the usual culprits,” said Judith Dwarkin, Chief Economist at ITG Investment Research. “Supply growth is outpacing demand growth.”The falling crude prices will help extend a long, slow slide in retail gasoline prices, forecasters say. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny overnight to $3.56 per gallon (3.8 litres). That’s 23 cents lower than the high for the year, set on Feb. 27. And gas is now 36 cents a gallon cheaper than a year ago at this time.In each of the last two years the global oil market faced falling supplies because of production disruptions in the North Sea, East Africa, and Iran, which was facing tighter sanctions. This year, production has proceeded mostly as expected. U.S. output is booming, but Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations have cut back somewhat in response.In the U.S., refining capacity is at an all-time high and refiners have gotten a head start on making gasoline for the summer driving season. With supplies above normal for this time of year, refineries might pull back on oil purchases in the coming months. That will slow the drawing down of oil supplies, and keep prices lower.At the same time, the global economy still shows signs of weakness, suggesting that oil consumption will grow less than expected. When economic growth slows, drivers, shippers and travellers use less gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday that sales at U.S. retailers fell 0.4 per cent last month, indicating that higher taxes and weak hiring likely made some consumers more cautious about spending. The Commerce Department also reported that companies restocked their shelves at a much slower pace in February than in the month before, a sign that companies expect consumers and businesses to pull back on spending.OPEC, the U.S. Energy Department and the International Energy Agency, which represents a group of oil-consuming nations, all lowered their outlook for global oil demand this week. The IEA on Thursday dropped its forecast for demand this year by 45,000 barrels to 90.6 million barrels a day.In other energy futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange:— Gasoline fell three cents to $2.80 per gallon.— Natural gas rose eight cents to $4.22 per 1,000 cubic feet.— Heating oil fell three cents to $2.87 per gallon.__Follow Jonathan Fahey on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JonathanFahey .___(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press Posted Apr 12, 2013 5:24 pm MDT US crude futures fall 2 per cent to below US$92 a barrel on weak economic data read more

Backpacker Esquire New Yorker Wired Lead Subdued Ellies

first_imgFour of the magazine industry’s iconic editors—Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner, Tina Brown, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter (left to right, above)—presented photographer Annie Leibovitz (center) with a general excellence Ellie—the first ever to be awarded to an individual, not a magazine.Wenner accepted Rolling Stone’s award for a profile of the late writer and novelist David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide last fall. “David won a National Magazine Award for a piece he did for us years ago,” Wenner said. “He was one of the true talents.”‘Chainsaw-Wielding’Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith delivered the best acceptance speech of the night, thanking everyone from George W. Bush and Karl Rove to “chainsaw-wielding murderers” and Willie Nelson, for making the job of covering the state of Texas an “easy” one. (Texas Monthly won for general excellence, 250,000 to 500,000 circulation.)Despite its elder demographic, AARP the Magazine won an Ellie for best interactive feature online, taking out National Geographic, Salon and Wired.com.After Bicycling won an Ellie, its editor, Loren Mooney, said: “Bicycling? Seriously?!?”There were few other surprises, albeit big ones: Field & Stream won a general excellence award (1,000,000 to 2,000,000 circulation), beating the New Yorker, Vogue and Popular Science.Reader’s Digest, nominated for the first time in 20 years, won a general excellence award  (over 2,000,000 circulation), beating Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, National Geographic—which won three Ellies last year—and Time.Said editor Peggy Northrop: “This is for all of my friends who said I was crazy for taking this job.” SEE ALSO: FOLIO: Q+A with Northrop [PHOTOS: Steve Friedman] But unlike other years, given the seemingly endless waves of layoffs, magazine closings and reports of hemorrhaging ad pages that have rocked the industry in the last 12 months, this didn’t feel like a celebration.Backpacker, Esquire, Wired and the New Yorker led the awards field, winning three Ellies each.Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s Late Night, presented the evening’s first two awards, for excellence online. Backpacker editor Jonathan Dorn, in accepting the Ellie for Backpacker.com, said he hoped it would allow him to keep his job for a year, “maybe two.”“This gives us air cover,” he said.Chris Anderson, accepting Wired’s third Ellie, apologized for his sudden ubiquity: “This is usually the part where [New York magazine editor] Adam Moss or [New Yorker editor] David Remnick start apologizing.”Anderson also thanked his boss at Condé Nast, Si Newhouse, for approving a cover he told Newhouse would “tank.” “Si said, ‘Oh, it doesn’t matter.’” RELATED: FOLIO:’s Ellies Twitter Stream NEW YORK—The 44th annual National Magazine Awards—a normally boozy, raucous affair—were held during a gala ceremony at Jazz @ Lincoln Center here Thursday.last_img read more

Teachers gather in Sitka for Alaska Math and Science conference

first_imgTeachers examine artificial moon and mars soil at the Alaska Math and Science Conference, held at Sitka High School. (Brielle Schaeffer/KCAW photo)Hundreds of teachers from across the state convened in Sitka last weekend for the Alaska Math and Science conference.This was the first time the biennial professional development summit was held in Southeast.Several sessions addressed how teachers can keep curriculum culturally relevant and fun while still helping students meet new educational standards.In the past, Blatchley Middle School teacher Bridgette Whitcomb had to order all of the meteorites for her earth science classes from the internet.“On Ebay you can buy lots of meteorites and so the kids get to see the meteorites I buy online,” Whitcomb said. But, “you can’t buy moon rocks online.”After the Alaska Math and Science Conference, she’ll be able to borrow tiny pieces of the moon from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Whitcomb and dozens of other Alaska teachers became certified to check out the materials from NASA.Part of that process involved playing games they could use in their own classrooms. In one, they identified pictures of moon fissures and lunar soil or regolith. They also tested an artificial mars soil.“It feels like sand”And they talked about how these space rocks could fit into their lesson plans – and potential new educational standards.“These are just some the next generation science standards that it covers: Physical science, history of our planet, physics if you teach high school,” NASA educator Maria Chambers, who taught the seminar, said.So far, 14 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the controversial standards – Alaska is not among them.The new state standards for math and teacher accountability were big topics during the sessions. The conference’s theme after all was “Navigating the Tides of Change.”Organizer Rebecca Himschoot, who teaches science at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School, says there are so many variables in education right now. That’s why conferences like this one are so important.“Standards are one part of the conversation,” Himschoot said. “A much bigger part of the conversation at a conference like this is teachers teaching other teachers how best to get to those standards.”Himschoot says there are going to be a couple rough years ahead as educators learn how to teach to the higher standards.“We want to get from A to B as fast as possible and it’s not going to be a straight line,” Himschoot said. “We need opportunities like we had this weekend to help teachers to find the best ways to make greatest gains we can as fast as we can—without taking fun out of it and without forcing kids to do things that they don’t find valuable.”Educators are also being evaluated on their students’ learning –and eventually how they make subjects culturally relevant. To that end, the conference had sessions on how to incorporate math and science into Iditarod lesson plans and or use moose population case studies in science classes.All in all, teachers seem pleased with the new state standards. Matt Hunter, who teaches math and science at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, says the new expectations have not changed how he teaches.“I see the standards as a resource but I don’t see them as a threat at all,” Hunter said. “I still do what I judge to be best for my students.”“It’s just another way to make sure that students in the United States are getting a good education no matter where they are.”No matter where they are – from Barrow to Ketchikan.While Sitka teacher Whitcomb is looking forward to getting actual moon rocks in her classrooms, the conference provided more than just that. She says it gave her an invaluable opportunity to compare notes with other educators.“To be able to be exposed to science teachers who are teaching the exact same thing I am and how they do is really awesome because here I am the only one who does it on the island,” Whitcomb said.That’s Baranof Island.The next Alaska Math and Science Conference will be in 2017 in Fairbanks.last_img read more

How SciFi Classic The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Got its Peculiar

first_imgThe Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is a British cult sci-fi classic and continues to thrill new generations of fans 40 years after it first appeared on British radio. The Guide originally aired as a radio series in 1978 on BBC Radio Four and went on to spawn a series of novels, TV shows, comic books, video games, and even a feature-length film.This tongue-in-cheek, irreverent sci-fi spoof mixed the themes of travel writing and space exploration to create a devastatingly sharp satire. The story follows the character of Arthur Dent, a British everyman who is lost in space after his home planet (Earth) is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass.Flyer for a 1979 stage production of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’Dent is saved by his friend and traveling companion Ford Prefect, an alien tasked with updating and writing the eponymous Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, a friendly electronic travel guide filled with helpful tips for intergalactic tourists. After teaming up with another surviving human, Trillian, and a paranoid android named Marvin, Dent traverses the galaxy armed with The Guide.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsThe Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy was the brainchild of author and scriptwriter Douglas Adams. According to Adams himself, the idea behind the story and the title of the book came from an unexpected source.Douglas Adams as a keynote speaker at Internet Security Conference in San Francisco, March 15-17, 2000. Photo by John Johnson CC BY 2.0In 1971, Adams set off on a backpacking trip, hitchhiking across Europe to Turkey. Poor and on a very tight budget, he had stolen a copy of the recently published Hitch-hiker’s Guide To Europe and was using it to find cheap places to stay and eat. According to The Guardian, one night he found himself in Innsbruck, Austria, drunk and, in his own words “frantically depressed.”Related Video: Remembering the Great Stan LeeWhile watching the night sky, Adams was struck by a sudden revelation. According to The Guardian, he later wrote, “When the stars came out I thought that someone ought to write a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy because it looked a lot more attractive out there than it did around me.”Artwork depicting the effect of the “Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster”, an alcoholic beverage invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox which, according to The Guide, is the “Best Drink in Existence”. Photo by Nsh2g2 CC BY 3.0Adams woke the next day in a better mood and continued his journey, hitchhiking all the way to Istanbul. However, the idea stuck, and seven years later he found himself pitching an idea for a radio pilot show under the name The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.Adams was given significant freedom in the early episodes of the show, and the storyline often took unexpected twists and turns depending on his daily whims and ideas. However, he consistently riffed on the formulaic style and themes found in popular travel guides.Arthur Dent finally found the planning application to demolish Earth – on display in a dark cellar “in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet, stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard’”. Photo by Bogdan CC BY-SA 3.0In one long-running gag, Dent is advised to “bring his own towel,” which, according to The Guide, is the most important possession of any self-respecting traveler.The significance of the towel in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy was inspired by another trip taken by Adams as a young man. According to Pan Macmillan, on a holiday to Greece, Adams was the source of constant frustration for his friends and traveling companions because “every morning they’d have to sit around and wait for me because I couldn’t find my blessed towel. I came to feel that someone really together, one who was well organized, would always know where his towel was.”Towel Day 2005 in Innsbruck, Austria. Fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide around the world pay tribute to Adams’ much-loved creation on May 25th of each year. Photo by Bazillus. CC BY SA 3.0Indeed, fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide around the world pay tribute to Adams’ much-loved creation on May 25th of each year, in a celebration known as Towel Day. This festival, marked by people carrying towels with them wherever they go, is particularly celebrated in Innsbruck, the city where the inspiration for the story first struck.Read another story from us: The Writer of Jaws Regretted his Depiction of Sharks and Became an Ocean ActivistIn 1981, Adams recognized the debt he owned to the Hitch-hiker’s Guide To Europe’s Australian author, Ken Welsh. In a letter addressed to Welsh, he explained that he had read the guidebook and that it had inspired his own work, expressing his gratitude and telling him, “your book was really very useful to me.” While it may not have been exactly the outcome that Welsh intended, legions of Adams’ fans are very grateful too.last_img read more

Vanderbilt Study Shows Brain Function Differs in Obese Children

first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Neuro Imaging | January 28, 2016 Vanderbilt Study Shows Brain Function Differs in Obese Children Results suggest change in brain function may be necessary to prevent overweight children from becoming obese News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more center_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more January 28, 2016 — The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an “imbalance” between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found.Diet and exercise may not be enough to restore normal weight or prevent overweight children from becoming obese, they conclude. It may be necessary to change their brain function.In a paper published in the journal Heliyon, the researchers suggest that mindfulness, a practice used as a therapeutic technique to focus awareness, should be studied as a way to encourage healthy eating and weight loss in children.“Adults, and especially children, are primed towards eating more,” said senior author Kevin Niswender, M.D., Ph.D. “This is great from an evolutionary perspective … but in today’s world, full of readily available, highly advertised, energy-dense foods, it is putting children at risk of obesity.”“We think mindfulness could recalibrate the imbalance in the brain connections associated with childhood obesity,” added co-senior author Ronald Cowan, M.D., Ph.D. “Mindfulness has produced mixed results in adults … So far there have been few studies showing its effectiveness for weight loss in children.”Childhood obesity in the United States has nearly doubled during the past 30 years, and among adolescents it has tripled. In 2010, a third of U.S. children were considered obese or overweight.The Vanderbilt study included 38 children, five who were considered obese and six who were overweight. Their eating behaviors were assessed using a questionnaire, and their brain function was assessed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).Three brain regions in adults are potent modulators of eating habits: the nucleus accumbens, associated with reward-motivated behaviors; the frontal pole, associated with impulsivity; and the inferior parietal lobe (IPL), associated with response inhibition, the ability to inhibit or override a response such as overeating.The researchers used MRI to determine the balance of functional neural connectivity between these eating-related brain regions in children of various weights.“We wanted to look at the way (their) brains function in more detail so we can better understand what is happening neurologically in children who are overweight and obese,” said first author and Vanderbilt graduate student BettyAnn Chodkowski.They found that as weight increased among children, the connectivity between the inhibition-associated IPL and reward-associated nucleus accumbens decreased, while connectivity between the nucleus accumbens and the impulsivity-associated frontal pole increased.This suggests that unhealthy eating behaviors and obesity could reflect an imbalance in the functional connectivity of brain areas associated with response inhibition, impulsivity and reward.The practice of mindfulness can increase response inhibition and decrease impulsivity. Mindfulness has been used to encourage healthy responses to everyday adversities, although few studies have tested its use in the area of healthy eating or weight loss among children.Among adults, mindfulness has had mixed results when used for weight loss and weight control, which may reflect “the extreme tenaciousness of adult obesity,” as well as age-related loss of brain plasticity, the researchers noted.This supports the importance of early identification of children at risk for obesity, and the need to develop novel methods to treat and prevent it, they concluded.Niswender is associate professor of medicine and molecular physiology & biophysics in the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and Cowan is professor of psychiatry, psychology and of radiology & radiological sciences.The study was supported by the American Heart Association and Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center grant DK020593 from the National Institutes of Health.For more information: www.mc.vanderbilt.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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IPython 70 releases with AsyncIO Integration and new Async libraries

first_imgIPython team released version 7.0 of IPython, yesterday. IPython is a powerful Python interactive shell with features such as advanced tab completion, syntactic coloration, and more. IPython 7.0 explores new features such as AsyncIO integration, new Async libraries, and Async support in Notebooks. IPython (Interactive Python) provides a rich toolkit for interactive computing in multiple programming languages. It’s the Jupyter kernel for Python used by millions of users. Let’s discuss the key features in IPython 7.0 release. AsyncIO Integration IPython 7.0 comes with the integration of IPython and AsyncIO. This means that you don’t have to import or learn about asyncIO anymore. AsyncIO is a library which lets you write concurrent code using the async/await syntax. The asyncIO library is used as a foundation for multiple Python asynchronous frameworks providing high-performance network, web-servers, database connection libraries, distributed task queues, etc. Just remember that asyncIO is an async function, it won’t magically make your code faster but will make it easier to write. New Async Libraries (Curio and Trio integration) Python consists of keywords async and await. This helps simplify the use of asynchronous programming and the standardization around asyncIO. It also allows experimentation with the new paradigms for asynchronous libraries. Now, two new Async Libraries namely Curio and Trio, have been added in IPython 7.0. Both of these libraries explore ways to write asynchronous programs. They also explore how to use async, awaits, and coroutines when starting from a blank slate. Curio is a library which helps perform concurrent I/O and common system programming tasks. It makes use of the Python coroutines and the explicit async/await syntax. Trio is an async/await-native I/O library for Python. It lets you write programs that do multiple things at the same time with parallelized I/O. Async support in Notebooks Async code will now work in a notebook when using ipykernel for Jupyter users. With IPython 7.0, async will work with all the frontends that support the Jupyter Protocol, including the classic Notebook, JupyterLab, Hydrogen, nteract desktop, and nteract web. The default code will run in the existing asyncIO/tornado loop that runs the kernel. For more information, check out the official release notes. Read Next Make Your Presentation with IPython How to connect your Vim editor to IPython Increase your productivity with IPythonlast_img read more

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first_imgForeign Minister Nicos Christodoulides will meet UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday in Rome.A UN source told the Cyprus News Agency that the meeting will take place following the request of the Cyprus government on the sidelines of a donor conference for the UN Palestinian Refugee Agency (UNRWA).According to CNA, Christodoulides will also meet his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano during his trip to Rome.Christodoulides is expected to reiterate President Nicos Anastasiades’ readiness to restart negotiations on the Cyprus problem. The foreign minister will also inform the UNSG on the Turkish provocations in the island’s EEZ.According to CNA, Christodoulides will also note that the Greek Cypriot side sees the end of Turkey’s actions in the EEZ as a prerequisite to restarting talks.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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They said winning the Rs 10, there have been court orders to attach his assets but how much has been achieved so far?” asked the banker on condition of anonymity The banker is right Ever since Mallya packed his bags and flew out of the country on 2 March 2016 there have been multiple court orders to proceed with the liquidation of Kingfisher assets in India including real estate properties in Mumbai but banks have so far failed to make a good bargain and do some meaningful recovery Even in the UK Mallya had minor setbacks including two instances of arrest and payment of penalties but the fugitive baron with his army of lawyers has managed to escape unhurt on each occasion locking the banks in prolonged court battles This time also the story is unlikely to be different File image of fugitive liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya AFP In his judgment a sentence from the UK high court judge Andrew Henshaw summarises the most important risk banks face in this case—sharp deterioration in value of assets that can be claimed to recover money owed to them by Mallya “There is a risk of the value of Dr Mallya’s assets deteriorating and or being subject to claims by other creditors and a risk of Dr Mallya being declared bankrupt Dr Mallya’s departure from India to where he has never since returned and his resistance to India’s application to extradite him to face trial on serious criminal charges provide some grounds for regarding him as a fugitive from justice” the judgment said Banks acted too late Kingfisher Airlines is a classic example of how Indian banks are ill-prepared to deal with politically connected powerful corporate loan defaulters The loan became a non-performing asset for most banks in 2012 but long before that the writing was on the wall for Kingfisher Airlines Despite clear indications of financial ill-health and continuing deterioration in earnings profile banks competed with each other to offer large loans to the airline looking at its flamboyant promoter rather than the assets which could be liquidated in the event of a default A loan was given to Kingfisher on Mallya’s personal guarantee Yet again banks committed a major mistake when they agreed to convert a significant part of the loan to equity in 2010-11 at a rate of Rs 644 per share Subsequently the share price fell sharply Right now shares of Kingfisher Airlines are not traded on the Indian bourses Going by a Hindu Business Line report banks have brought down the reserve price to Rs 75 crore half of what they were demanding at the first auction in March 2016 The Kingfisher Villa in Goa was sold to actor Sachiin Joshi in April last year That apart there has been not much progress in the recovery process and all that banks have got so far is a pittance compared with what is at stake Mallya’s extradition The Indian government has been trying hard through diplomatic and legal channels to push for Mallya’s extradition but with no success so far This has become a political issue for the Narendra Modi government In April this year Prime Minister Modi took up the issue of Mallya’s extradition with British prime minister Theresa May during the interaction between the two prime ministers The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) too is a party to the legal fight in UK courts against Mallya Early this year the CBI reportedly toldthe UK court that a prison cell is ready in India for Mallya according to European standards With Mallya’s lawyers decisively fighting Indian authorities in local courts the extradition of the fugitive tycoon is unlikely to be a cakewalk for India Mallya a small fish in the loan default pond For Indian banks sitting on a pile of Rs 9 lakh crore declared NPAs (the undeclared portion can make the figure even bigger) Mallya is a small fish There are at least 40 top corporate defaulters that have been pushed to the insolvency and bankruptcy court for resolution or liquidation where the quantum of money owed to banks is much bigger As an earlier Firstpost columnsaid ever since Modi took over in mid-2014 to the end of December 2017 India’s public sector banks (PSBs) have written-off loans worth Rs 272558 crore Of the amount a meagre Rs 29343 crore has been recovered according to data available with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) PSBs recovered a total of Rs 15786 crore over a 21-month period ended 31 December 2017 (the first nine months of FY18 and all of FY17 put together) A decisive victory against Mallya is a distant possibility for Indian banks even now It has been two years since Mallya left the country Even at this point banks don’t seem to be anywhere closer to recovering their money The biggest concern for bankers would be the ballooning of the bad debt including the losses on account of notional accumulated interest amount and deterioration in the value of assets that can be recovered Foroohar is an assistant managing editor at TIME and the magazines economics columnist She’s the author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business One of the most interesting economic solutions proposed by Hillary Clinton recently on the campaign trail is that the financial burden of education be eased for future entrepreneurs Under her proposal college graduates who start a business may end up being able to get their student loans deferred interest-free for up to three years as they launch new ventures Those who locate in "distressed communities" or start a social enterprise also could ask the government to forgive as much as $17500 in loans after five years in business The goal is not just to create jobs and encourage entrepreneurship amongst millennials who are graduating with record debt and entering a still weaker-than-normal job market but also to help boost enterprise creation in general which has fallen dramatically in this country since the 1970s This is a big deal because it ties into the most important economic question of the day which is why there isnt stronger productivity growth in the economy right now (economic growth is essential productivity plus demographics) In a speech Tuesday Fed Governor Jerome Powell touched on the issue and the stakes: "One factor that may contribute to low productivity growth is the notable decline in recent decades in measures of the dynamism of our economy Entrepreneurs start new firms; most of them fail but a few of them succeed grow very rapidly and account for significant amounts of job formation Older firms shrink or go out of business if they fail to keep up with innovation and advances in productivity Workers change jobs and move around the country (or the world) as their careers evolve and as companies grow and shrink These processes can be painful and messy for both workers and firms but they are essential to the allocation of resources to their highest most productive uses The high levels of innovation and fluidity of our economy have long been thought to be among the principal reasons for our high and rising living standards" Start-ups are a key driver of productivity But the birthrate of startups has been in decline since the 1970s Since then it has dovetailed with a shift in how the financial sector business model works it no longer invests primarily in new business but rather buys up and trades existing assets and funding for small and mid-sized start ups is still scarce (while increasing monopoly power on the part of large firms squashes new ones as Robert Reich and others have recently written) As Governor Powell puts it: "New firms can be loosely grouped into two categories: those started by “lifestyle entrepreneurs” who want to be their own boss but who have little prospect or desire for high growth; and those founded by transformational entrepreneurs who start businesses that aspire to grow dramatically and change their industry Before 2000 the decline in new firm entry was mainly in the first sort; since 2000 it is also found among the so-called transformational firms While the drop in the formation of lifestyle-type firms could be neutral or even a positive for productivity as in the case of the US retail sector the reduction in the creation of high-performance new firms suggests that lower dynamism could be associated with slower productivity growth Fewer start-ups has meant lower “job flows” as measured by job creation and destruction and fewer opportunities for workers to find better jobs And labor market dynamism across many dimensions has declined by more than can be explained by the reduction in startups Workers have become less likely to leave their jobs change jobs or move geographically to take new jobs" This is a big deal in a country in which labor mobility has traditionally given us a leg up economically over Europe and other nations I think Clinton’s idea to tie together entrepreneurship and student debt forgiveness is a great one and a good way to make some of Bernie Sanders’ most popular ideas more doable I hope to hear more about portable benefits another key idea that could help bolster entrepreneurship from her soon Contact us at editors@timecomPresident Donald Trump wants the US nuclear arsenal to stand “at the top of the pack” and called an arms limitation pact with Russia a “one-sided deal” He made the comments in an interview with Reuters during which he also talked about defense of US allies in Northeast Asia and called the European Union “wonderful” “It would be wonderful a dream would be that no country would have nukes but if countries are going to have nukes were going to be at the top of the pack” he told Reuters Expressing concern that the US “fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity” Trump said that the US nuclear armory would not lag any others “even if its a friendly country” Trump’s latest comments echo tweets he sent last December when President-elect which in turn echoed sentiments by Vladimir Putin about the Russian nuclear stockpile Read More: Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘It All Looks as if the World Is Preparing for War’ Trump meanwhile criticized a US-Russia agreement on nuclear armaments the new START treaty which would see both sides limit their strategic nuclear arms to an equal level for 10 years according to Reuters Without specifying any specific course of action he called it “a one-sided deal” telling Reuters that it’s “just another bad deal that the country made” Russia currently has around 7300 nuclear weapons while the US stockpile stands at 6970 according to the Ploughshares Fund an antinuclear group Trump also spoke about concerns he had with North Korea’s recent missile tests one of which took place during his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Mar-a-Lago club in Florida Read More: Coal Nukes and a Mortuary Break-In: The Real-World Intrigue Surrounding the Killing of Kim Jong Nam When asked about plans by South Korea and Japan both US allies to deploy the US’s THAAD missile defense system he said that “there’s talk of a lot more than that” He didn’t rule out a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un His positive comments about the EU come despite previous rhetoric on the matter and the encouragement his election has given to right-wing populists who are opponents of the bloc Trump told Reuters that he was now “totally in favor of” the union Contact us at editors@timecomTummy-tormenting illnesses like E coli infections have made news in the past year To avoid spending a holiday near the toilet and protect yourself from food poisoning digest this food-safety refresher 1 Don’t drink tap water If you’re traveling in developing countries stick with bottled H2O and use it to brush your teeth Also ask for no ice and be alert for items that may be made with tap water (like an ice pop) since even a small amount can contain bacteria or viruses 2 Order vegetables cooked Seedy and leefy vegetables are among the top sources of food poisoning per a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report last year If you’re dining where the water may be iffy go for the sautéed or baked veggie sides instead of raw options; high heat will kill most harmful bacteria Healthcom: 9 Foods to Avoid When Your Tummy Hurts 3 Skip street food Food carts may not be held to the same hygiene standards as restaurants and you don’t know whether the ingredients are fresh or how long the food has been sitting out If you want to try a local delicacy on the street order something you can see come hot off the grill 4 Be prepared Take Pepto-Bismol (for up to three weeks) as a preventative measure; studies have shown that ingesting 2 ounces of the liquid or two chewable tablets four times a day before and during travel may cut your risk of traveler’s diarrhea in half This article originally appeared on Healthcom Contact us at editors@timecom House of Representatives.

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Okay now it’s your turn @Varun_dvn to sing haha next two lines over to you ?? pictwittercom/wejCG74Vhm — Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 17 2017 Varun took the challenge as he too shared a clip on his Twitter handle He wrote “@aliaa08 here you go KI tera sassan chalti jidhar #humsafar now you go” @aliaa08 here you go KI tera sassan chalti jidhar #humsafar now you go pictwittercom/0EFLRRUWoT — Varun Badri Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) February 17 2017 With the music of the movie already out we get a hint about what the movie has in store Helmed by Shashank Khaitan Badrinath Ki Dulhania will hit the theatres on March 10 Apart from Alia and Varun Gauahar Khan too will be seen in the movie For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Updated: March 26 2016 5:06 am Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Related News On February 13 trouble started brewing in Pakistan-administered Kashmir called Azad Kashmir (AJK) The ruling party in Islamabad the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ruling in Azad Kashmir clashed at Nakial in Kotri district the hometown of the AJK prime minister A PPP convention became a procession and challengingly passed through a PML-N stronghold also venue of a convention It began with foul language leading to rock-throwing which soon escalated to firearms resulting in one dead and seven injured Given the polarised parliament in Islamabad TV channels soon convulsed with the harsh language of agitation and walkouts AJK PM Chaudhry Abdul Majeed hurled his own challenge at his counterpart PM Nawaz Sharif and was soon getting flak from Islamabad ministers on behalf of their boss It soon became a rough debate about “interference” from Islamabad Once again Pakistan is highlighting the “constitutional relationship” between Islamabad and AJK with the latter threatening to approach army chief General Raheel Sharif Share This Article Related Article The most interesting aspect of the legal governance of Azad Kashmir is the myth expressed in the epithet “azad” as opposed to the “non-azad” part administered by India across the Line of Control The constitution of Azad Kashmir gives it a lot of symbolic independence — for instance it has a prime minister whereas Indian Kashmir only has a chief minister But if you read Article 21 of the 1974 Interim Constitution Act passed by the 48-member Azad Jammu and Kashmir unicameral assembly in 1974 describing the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council it becomes apparent that the AJK PM is as completely subordinated to the PM of Pakistan as the CM of Indian-administered Kashmir is humbled through constitutional amendments The council is chaired by the PM of Pakistan and its secretariat virtually runs Azad Kashmir from Islamabad In fact the secretary of Kashmir Affairs in Islamabad may be more powerful than the elected PM of Azad Kashmir There’s a high court in Azad Kashmir but an appeal against its decisions lies in the Supreme Court of Pakistan In 1993 a case was brought to the high court saying that the Northern Areas administered by the federal government separately from Azad Kashmir be re-annexed to Azad Kashmir The verdict found for the plaintiff and the AJK government was ordered to assume charge of the Northern Areas An appeal was lodged at the Supreme Court which reversed the high court judgement: “The contention that the Northern Areas was a part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir was not — and indeed could not — be denied by either government That the Northern Areas were being looked after by the government of Pakistan administratively by virtue of the 1949 agreement between the two governments was not disputed either The arguments at the Supreme Court were mainly confined to technicalities of the petition The governmentof Pakistan contended that the issues rai-sed were basically political in nature and hence not amenable to discussion and judgment before a court of law It was further argued that the High Court of Azad Kashmir lacked jurisdiction in this matter and could not issue a writ to the government of Pakistan” All this is spelled out in a book Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities of Pakistan: Constitutional and Legal Perspectives (2001) by Shaheen Sardar Ali and Javaid Rehman Ali is an eminent lady lawyer of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and was a minister in the provincial cabinet when the book came out Both countries have tried to deal with their ill-digested annexations at least once agreeing to “provincialise” them Indiagave its part a “special status” under Article 370 of its Constitution but since 1953 has gradually reduced this status through amendments Pakistan has done it through Article 21 of the 1974 Interim Constitution Act Was this done separately or by mutual understanding A classic study by Australian scholar Christopher Snedden The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir (2012) seeks to prove on the basis of the written testimony of Sardar Abdul Qayyum late PM of Azad Kashmir that it was indeed so: “Bhutto was thought to have India’s approval to provincialise Azad Kashmir He obtained this via an oral but secret and unwritten agreement made with India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as part of their post-war Simla Agreement of 1972 Without consulting the people of J&K New Delhi and Islamabad wouldsettle the Kashmir dispute by dividingJ&K along the renamed Line of control after which India and Pakistan would fully incorporate their respective parts of J&K Azad Kashmir would then become a fully-fledged province of Pakistan something Bhutto possibly initiated when he came to power The Simla Agreement stated that all ‘differences’ between India and Pakistan including the Kashmir dispute were bilateral issues This seemingly negated the promised plebiscite Pakistanis and Azad Kashmiris perceived (realistically) that owing to India’s size population and military strength Pakistan’s military could not liberate J&K” Today there’s trouble on both sides and under the surface of politics there’s anunspoken disagreement on how the regions have been “provincialised” without giving the rights that belong to the “normal” provinces The reason is not farto seek: It’s the fallout of the delay caused by two nationalisms in South Asiain the “normalisation” of relations bet-ween India and Pakistan The prime ministers of India and Pakistan today are bothinclined to allow free trade to frontloadthis much-delayed process but are hindered by domestic challenges of extremism and polarisation The writer is consulting editor?a 1960 Chevrolet Biscayane and a 1960 Mercedes 220 S were participated in the rally. Watch what else is making news: Pandey is the second senior IPS officer at loggerheads with the state over the status of his promotion. The “Face of Voldemort” track is conveyed through evocative notes on a flute and the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean hook comes through five baanyas (the high-pitched tabla on the right),Bahadurgarh or Uttar Pradesh Transport authorities, Sharma said They would sell the stolen vehicles to one Abu Hassan Police said Hassan hailed from Manipur and lived in Meerut He would send the stolen vehicles to Manipur by train He would pay the gang members Rs 40000 for a Bajaj Pulsar and Rs 60000 for a Yamaha R-15a police officer said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: November 30 2013 4:42 am Related News A 27-year-old woman was found brutally murdered inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali Thursday morning The deceasedSarla Ahirehad left her Goregaon residence for work the previous daybut never reached office Police are questioning her close friends Kasturba Marg police said Ahire lived with her mother and sister at Tanaji Nagar in Goregaons Teen Dongri area and worked with a firm making imitation jewellery The body was sent for an autopsy at Bhagwati hospital Police will also be checking CCTV footage at the main entrance of SGNP For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shahid Judge | Published: September 17 2013 12:07 am Related News If catching the eyes of the selectors is one of the predominant goals for Manpreet Singh during this years Super Leagueat least hes taken the first obvious step towards it While being one of the only players in the League to have played each and every minute of his teams gamesthe 17-year old Sports Authority of India (SAI) skipper has highlighted his fitness levels But that isnt the only thing that has impressed the selectors and his opponents alike His impeccable reading of the game has served him and his team welland his eye in front of goal has been sharpgiven that he has scored in each of his teams matches But it is his prowess at drag-flicking that is one of the main attractions in his gamea feat that visibly gets the audience sitting up when SAI is awarded a penalty-cornerparticularly the selectors When I first saw him play I could tell he is a superbhard-core player? 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