By: Annabelle Shaffer, Dietetics senior at University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignWhat is culinary medicine?Dr. John La Puma is one of the founding fathers of culinary medicine and defines it as “an emerging field that blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine”.1,2 The field focuses on utilizing food to prevent disease and improve a patient’s well-being, but does not disregard the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and conventional medical services.1 Interest in food as preventative medicine has recently grown due to families eating away from the home more frequently, rising healthcare costs, public interest in organic and local farming, increased availability of fast foods, and dissatisfaction with conventional medicine.1How do we use it? Culinary medicine has recently been incorporated into undergraduate and medical training programs. Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, founded the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine which educates patients and medical professionals on not only what to eat, but how to find and prepare it.2 A randomized controlled study performed by the center using the Mediterranean diet for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients found improvements in blood pressure, hemoglobin A1c, and blood cholesterol levels, as well as increases in self-efficacy towards healthy cooking.3In addition to Tulane University, many research groups have implemented culinary medicine to improve a population’s health and nutrition:In Washington, D.C., a study targeting African American women living in public housing decreased caloric intake and caloric intake from fat through seven 90-minute sessions that included hands-on cooking in each lesson and a grocery store tour.4The Los Angeles Sprouts program targeting Latino youth in afterschool programs utilizes gardening and cooking classes. Children in the intervention groups have reduced body mass indexes, blood pressure, the rate of weight gain, and increased fiber intake.5The University of Southampton aimed to improve the nutrition behaviors of South Asian women who commonly suffer from Iron-deficiency anemia. The Break the Cycle Project created hands-on peer-led cookery clubs which resulted in decreased salt, sugar, and fried food consumption and increased fruit, vegetable, low-fat dairy, and fiber consumption.6While the field of culinary medicine shows promise in improving a population’s nutrition, more research is needed to establish an effective teaching style, impacts on patient and provider behavior, and training protocol for chefs and medical professionals.7 Additionally, a thorough evaluation of culinary medicine programming’s cost and benefits should be performed to identify their effectiveness and how to best utilize and sustain them.7 One major challenge culinary medicine programming faces is financial. Programs can cost from $5000 – 300,000 and are funded by private donors.7 Dr. Polak and others suggest lobbying for insurance funding and experiments to design a self-sustaining program may be possible solutions.7 Bibliography:La Puma J. What Is Culinary Medicine and What Does It Do?. Popul Health Manag. 2016;19(1):1-3. doi:10.1089/pop.2015.0003Williams J. Culinary Medicine: A Recipe for Better Health. US News and World Report. https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-11-05/in-culinary-medicine-a-recipe-for-better-health. Published 2019. Accessed January 6, 2019.Monlezun D, Kasprowicz E, Tosh K et al. Medical school-based teaching kitchen improves HbA1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol for patients with type 2 diabetes: Results from a novel randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2015;109(2):420-426. doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2015.05.007Shankar S, Klassen A, Garrett-Mayer E et al. Evaluation of a nutrition education intervention for women residents of Washington, DC, public housing communities. Health Educ Res. 2006;22(3):425-437. doi:10.1093/her/cyl092Davis J, Ventura E, Cook L, Gyllenhammer L, Gatto N. LA Sprouts: A Gardening, Nutrition, and Cooking Intervention for Latino Youth Improves Diet and Reduces Obesity. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111(8):1224-1230. doi:10.1016/j.jada.2011.05.009Davies J, Damani P, Margetts B. Intervening to change the diets of low-income women. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2009;68(02):210. doi:10.1017/s0029665109001128Polak R, Phillips E, Nordgren J et al. Health-related Culinary Education: A Summary of Representative Emerging Programs for Health Professionals and Patients. Glob Adv Health Med. 2016;5(1):61-68. doi:10.7453/gahmj.2015.128
Thirteen children were killed and several others critically injured on Thursday after a school van carrying them was rammed by a train at an unmanned crossing at Behpurva in Kushinagar, 325 km from State capital Lucknow..The death toll could increase, police said, adding that the driver of the Thawe-Kaptanganj passenger was among the injured.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached the accident site and met the victims’ families. He also visited the injured in the BRD medical college in Gorakhpur. Mr. Adityanath said prima facie it appeared to be the fault of the bus driver, who allegedly had his earphones on.He has also raised questions about the age of the driver, who is believed to be a minor.The students belonged to the Divine Public School.Compensation to victims’ familiesIn a statement issued earlier, Mr. Adityanath directed the Commissioner of Gorakhpur to conduct an enquiry into the cause of the accident, which he termed “unfortunate”. He announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs 2 lakh to each of the families of the victims.The railways have also ordered a probe into the accident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh to each of the kin of the dead, Rs 1 lakh to those with serious injuries and Rs 50,000 to those who sustained other injuries.Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, “I am deeply anguished and pained by the loss of lives of young school children at an unmanned level crossing [UMLC] in Kushinagar, UP. My thoughts are with families of the deceased and I pray for the early recovery of the injured. We stand committed to take all possible steps to avoid such accidents in future.” Uttar Pradeh DGP O.P. Singh has directed ADG, Gorakhpur to supervise the relief and rescue operations.Hundreds of people gathered at the accident site and demanded a higher compensation for the victims. Mr. Adityanath had to use a loudspeaker to calm down the angry crowd. The 13 children were identified as Muskan, Tamanna, Sazida and Ragina, girls aged 7, 10, 11 and 7 respectively; and boys Hariom, Santosh, Ravi, Atiullah, Arshad, Anas, Golu, Miraj and Kamrul, all aged between 8-10.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. The upcoming Indian Super League 2019-20 fixture will see a face-off between Jamshedpur FC and Hyderabad FC. Jamshedpur FC will look to continue their winning run when they welcome Hyderabad FC on home turf. The Indian Super League 2019-20 fixture Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC will be played at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur. Hyderabad FC was defeated 0-5 by ATK in their first match, while Hyderabad FC, who had to face 5-0 defeat in their inaugural game, will look to turn the table of fortune in their away game. The ISL 2019-20 match Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC will commence at 7:30 pm.Speaking about the pressure his side has to undergo ahead of their clash, Hyderabad FC head coach Phil Brown said, “You put yourself under pressure. Every time these guys cross the white line, I’m over there with them. I prepare the team as best as I possibly can to eliminate that pressure.” Meanwhile, Jamshedpur FC head coach praised his side for producing a clinical show against Odisha FC. We conceded a goal in the last match despite playing almost 60 minutes with a man down (against Odisha). Good things always need time. So, we will keep training and try to be better in both offense and defense. I am very happy with the players and the way they are improving.”This year total 10 teams are participating in the tournament. The teams are Odisha FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Bengaluru FC, ATK, NorthEast United FC, Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, Jamshedpur FC.What time will Indian Super League 2019-20 Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC match start?The ISL 2019-20 Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC match is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. The match between the Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC will be played at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC match on TV?The Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC match on live streaming?The live streaming of Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC, Indian Super league 2019-20 will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 29, 2019, 4:18 PM IST
Asian News International HarareJuly 21, 2019UPDATED: July 21, 2019 10:32 IST Zimbabwe was suspended from international cricket on Thursday because of government interference (AP)HIGHLIGHTSZimbabwe was scheduled to travel to Bangladesh to play T20 tri-series in SeptemberICC has suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect citing governmentWe would like to see our teams playing again as soon as possible, Zimbabwe Cricket said in a statementZimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has announced that the team will not travel to Bangladesh for the T20 tri-series.”To exacerbate the matter, ZC will not be able to stage first domestic competitions nor to fulfill its Future Tours Programme (FTP) and other international obligations, including the tour to Bangladesh for a T20 triangular series that also includes Afghanistan in September,” ZC said in a statement on Saturday.The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday suspended ZC with immediate effect for failing to fulfill their obligation of ensuring that there is no government interference in its administration.Zimbabwe was scheduled to travel to Bangladesh to play T20 tri-series in September that includes Afghanistan and the home side.”In all this, players and staff are bearing the brunt of the standoff and they might be forced to go for months or forever without their salaries and match fees,” the statement added.”We would like to see our teams playing again as soon as possible and the ZC board is ready to cooperate with the SRC and other stakeholders to get Zimbabwe back to operating within the confines of the ICC statutes again,” the statement said.Read more | We can’t afford to hang on to the World Cup win: James Anderson advises England teammates ahead of AshesAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Zimbabwe CricketFollow T20 tri-seriesFollow ICCFollow International Cricket Council (ICC) Zimbabwe pull out of T20 tri-series in BangladeshThe International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect for failing to fulfill their commitment of ensuring that there is no government interference in the sport’s administration.advertisement
Story Highlights Participants will hear from business leaders about investment and other opportunities in the natural gas sector. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) will be hosting Jamaica’s inaugural Natural Gas Conference from October 4 to 6. Deputy Director General at the OUR, Hopeton Heron, speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on September 27, explained that this conference will be of interest to the transportation, legal, financial and taxation sectors, among others. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) will be hosting Jamaica’s inaugural Natural Gas Conference from October 4 to 6.The conference, themed ‘New Horizons: The Development of a Natural Gas Sector in Jamaica – Prospects and Challenges’, will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston.Deputy Director General at the OUR, Hopeton Heron, speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on September 27, explained that this conference will be of interest to the transportation, legal, financial and taxation sectors, among others.“For people in manufacturing, heavy energy users, they can learn how to boost manufacturing and production with a more efficient and affordable power supply,” he said.Participants will hear from business leaders about investment and other opportunities in the natural gas sector.“You can get first-hand information on how to bring value to your business,” Manager, Corporate Affairs and Communications at PCJ, Camille Taylor, said.She further explained that the conference will also present opportunities for banks, investment firms, insurers and other financial service providers.Additionally, it will allow participants to be a part of the discussion that contributes to the development of the policy and regulatory framework for Jamaica’s natural gas sector, and also to take advantage of networking opportunities.Keynote speaker at the conference will be the Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley.Other presenters are Chairman of the OUR, Joseph Matalon; Chairman of the PCJ, Russell Hadeed; Group General Manager at the PCJ, Winston Watson; CEO of New Fortress Energy, Wesley Edens; and President of Sagicor Jamaica, Christopher Zacca.Some of the topics to be covered are Introduction and Future Direction of Natural Gas in the Local Energy Mix, the Perspective of Primary Users of Natural Gas for Electricity Generation, Developing an Effective Regulatory Framework for Jamaica’s Natural Gas Sector, and Regulations and Standards for Natural Gas Infrastructure and Metering.New opportunities for business and investment in Jamaica from natural gas, reducing Jamaica’s carbon footprint and preserving the environment, natural gas as transportation fuel, and legal and taxation considerations will also be discussed.Additionally, there will be an update on the current exploration activities being undertaken for natural gas in Jamaica.The conference will culminate with a field trip to two of Jamaica’s newest and most modern energy facilities – the Jamaica Public Service Company’s 120MW Bogue Power Station and the NewFortress Energy storage and regasification site – both of which are located in Montego Bay.For registration and payment details on the conference, persons may visit www.pcj.com, www.our.org.jm or www.jamaicagasconference.com.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Greek shipowner DryShips has inked sale and leaseback agreements for six bulkers with Chinese lenders.Under the financing arrangement signed in May, five ships will be transferred to the buyer for 50 pct of the agreed aggregate purchase price of USD 164 million. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries will bareboat charter each vessel back for a period of eight years, with expiry set for May 2026.The ships in question are three Newcastlemaxes, Marini, Morandi and Bacon and two Kamsarmaxes, Castellani and Nasaka.DryShips said that the vessels are expected to be delivered and leased back to the company during May 2018.The Greek shipping company has options to re-acquire each vessel during their respective bareboat charter periods, starting from the first anniversary of each vessel’s delivery date. There is also a purchase obligation upon the expiration of each bareboat agreement for 46.67 pct of the financing amount.The deal was sealed just a month after Dryships entered into a finance lease arrangement with a Chinese leasing company for Kelly, a Kamsarmax drybulk vessel, under similar terms. The vessel will be chartered back for a period of ten years and DryShips has an option to buy back the ship.Separately, DryShips said that it has decided to sell its 2001 built Panamax vessel, the Maganari, to an unaffiliated buyer for USD 9.7 million. The vessel is scheduled for delivery to the buyer by end of May 2018.The owner of bulkers, tankers and gas carriers ended the first quarter of 2018 with a net profit USD 0.8 million, rebounding from a loss of USD 11 million reported a year ago.
Starting from Parineeta to now, you have chosen some extraordinary roles. How do you see potential in a script? I think I look for just one thing – that it should appeal to me instinctively. First, I always think of myself as an audience because I feel that if I like it then there is a possibility of more people liking it. I am also a member of the audience who goes to theatres to watch films. I always ask myself whether I would like to watch this and whether I would like to tell this story. And then finally, whether I want to tell this story by being this particular character. That is very important because sometimes you are more interested in another character in the script. And then, there are times when everything comes together but you just do not feel like doing it. It’s just so There is no explanation for that. Sometimes, when I am refusing a film, I think it is an interesting story but it might not work for me. And then I do not know what else to do because I just do not feel connected to it. Even though it is a well-written script and everything about it is good – it is just the gut instinct, that one blink moment that takes you one way or the other. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka But you do have a knack of taking the simplest of characters like in Paa, Tumhari Sulu or Mission Mangal and making it remarkable. Is there an internalisation process that you follow? I honestly think that the first step towards that is the way the characters are written. I cannot take credit for that. I, of course, reap the benefits of that. Once it is written beautifully, then comes my part where I personalise it. That is the process which I go through with the director, asking questions and all that. I just try to enmesh my persona with the character and the character’s persona with mine. There is a give and take there. Also, every character leaves some traces behind. I do not know how other actors see it but I really feel that every character that has come into my life, every character that I have played, has come to help me discover something about myself, teach me something about myself and to allow me to express an aspect of myself that I have not expressed before. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna If we take Mission Mangal, what did you discover about yourself through this film and this character? As far as my learning is concerned, there are a few takeaways. One is that impossible is nothing. I am an eternal optimist. That is the message that I pick out instantly. But besides that, I am someone who has always been confused about how religion and science can coexist. There is a mention in the film regarding this too. Yes, exactly! I have had that confusion and I feel like a lot of people who are thinkers or scientists would find it difficult to believe in God or that force, that entity, that energy. I am not a person with a scientific bent of mind and I believe in God. And in this film, that one line helped me understand and reconcile that confusion forever. There is a power behind science. Science has been able to explain a lot but there is a lot that it has not been able to explain too. How much ever we explain, there will still be some things that we cannot decipher. There is a line about the tsunami in the film which says, “Tsunami ek mahine pehle bata ke nahi aata.” It’s the same thing. I am sure concerned people have instruments to tell them that a tsunami is expected but you do not know what or how much havoc it is going wreck. So, the fact that the inexplicable can exist alongside science is my biggest takeaway from the film. Talking about science… (Cuts in) I did not like science in school also! (Laughs). You know, the thing is that I need stories. ,The problem was that there were no stories to explain science to us. It used to be something that you needed to study and get over with. Now, since our education system is changing, I realise that it is more about application. It is about how you can apply science to your life. It is not just theoretical. I think that makes all the difference. Science can be more relatable. And when I say story, I do not mean stories like in history. There are things that one can use science in. Just a theory has no meaning unless you can apply it. We have not been taught that, at least my generation was not. That’s what is interesting today. Coming back to your expansive filmography, you have always been a trendsetter, haven’t you? It is not like I was attempting to do that or that I desire to break stereotypes. But this is who I am. I know no better. I follow my gut. If something appeals to me then I go ahead and do it. There is no rationale and no math to it really. I just go ahead and do it. And maybe, I feel that I get bored with myself very easily. (Laughs). Maybe that is why I became an actress so that I can live vicariously through the lives of my characters. I can live multiple lives and come back to being me. I think it’s just that. Your first Tamil film (Nerkonda Paarvai) is garnering great response in India and overseas. As an actor, do you feel it is important for us to break cultural barriers? I feel that there is lots of potential in non-Hindi cinema. In various language cinemas, wonderful stories are waiting to be told. This film, I did out of my absolute love for Sridevi and Boney Kapoor. It is a special appearance but I was happy to do it. And it is a special film because it gives out an important message. That is amazing but my primary reason was my love and regard for Sridevi and Boneyji. That’s very sweet. Yes. (Smiles). But language shouldn’t be a barrier at all. For me, especially because I speak Tamil and I knew I had a few days of work, so it was great. I did a Telugu film last year and a special appearance in a Marathi film. You even started your career with a Bengali film. Yes, and a full-fledged Bengali film. I approach it as cinema. If it is giving me the opportunity to tell a good story, then I will do it and then there is a slight challenge when you are speaking another language but I like languages and I like learning languages. And I think all of that comes together while doing non-Hindi films. Do you think being an actor today is not only about acting since there are so many other elements to look into? My thing is that I don’t deal with all that. (Laughs). Like with the airport looks, for me, airport used to be a place where I would not think about what I was going to wear. But I must admit that I have become more careful. I would not tidy myself when I would get off a flight and then I saw that everyone else’s pictures are looking so nice! I believe some actors even take the pain to change before they step off a flight. I don’t do any of that but I have now started combing my hair and wearing a little bit of lipstick (laughs). But that’s the extent to which I go. Maybe, I am just lazy. What about social media? Do you have a favourite medium to connect to your fans? I am on Instagram, mostly. But for that also I go through periods. I do it when I feel like it. I don’t read the comments, which I think keeps me sane. So, if I am getting trolled, I don’t know. But I don’t think I have been trolled so far. Then there are the gym looks. My gym is in the same building where my parents live, so there is no question of that for me! While we are on the topic of fashion, you were again a trendsetter on the red carpet when you opted for sarees instead of gowns. Thank you! I did try to fit in and I failed miserably. I got slapped around for that and was criticised heavily. And it was because I stood out like a sore thumb. You have to wear what you like and not subscribe to any ideal concept. And I realised that I am happiest in Indian wear. I am happiest in cotton kurtas and salwars or churidaars or now pants or even a cotton saree. I love all that. Also, I met the right people at the right time, they helped me make that decision that it is okay to wear sarees. I don’t like gowns. It looks great on other people though. I love sarees. There is such a huge variety of it in the country. Slowly, I just started wearing them and not because I wanted to make a statement but just because I enjoyed wearing them. People used to tell me that I was dressing older than my age and it is not cool and so on and so forth. But then, slowly people started to say that the saree is back and it’s sexy and it’s different. I just do what I want, yaar! (Laughs). You are also prepping currently for the Shakuntala Devi biopic. Have you already begun making that character your own? I have not yet done that. I am in the process. We have a couple of weeks before we start so if you ask me at this point, I don’t yet know what I will do. (Smiles). And, after that, you are playing another stellar lady, Indira Gandhi. Yes, but that is going to take a while. It is going to take a couple of years, at least. We are hoping to make it into a series and that involves a lot of work. I am also doing a short film recently for which I have already shot and it will release towards the end of the year. What prompted you take that up at this point in your career? Just the story! It really called out to me and it is a very powerful story. It had Ronnie Screwvala as producer and I was amazed by the clarity and conviction of the director considering that it is his first film. And I was free those days so I did it. (Laughs). As an actor, what is left in your bucket list? Lots! As many women as there are in the world, those many stories remain.
Rabat – Two Moroccan soldiers accused of inciting soldiers and civilians to join the separatist Polisario Front from military bases in the Bir Gandouz region have been sentenced to life in prison following a martial court meeting in Rabat on July 5.Arabic-language daily newspaper Assabah announced in its July 6 edition that a life-in-prison sentence had been given to the sergeant and first sergeant.The two men were arrested by military police four months ago following conversations and messages shared on social media. The police then launched an investigation, which found evidence proving exchanges with Polisario members. Article 205 of the Military Penal Code, which came into place in July 2015, says that “anybody who a military tribunal finds to have been involved in inciting soldiers or similar [people] to rally the enemy, an association, rebel group or recruits for the benefit of a foreign party, will be punished by life imprisonment.”
Rabat – Algerian authorities are sounding the alarm bell for the energy-rich nation, saying that the country may lose its gas exporter status as early as 2022.Mustapha Guitouni, Algeria’s energy minister, made the announcement in a speech yesterday. Guitouni said that Algeria may not be able to meet the requirements of the international market if exportation continues at its current pace. If nothing changes now, the country’s gas depletion ratio will reach “irreversible” proportions by 2022, the minister announced. The minister, who said he is “worried about the future” of the country’s gas reserves, said that the worrying developments are mainly due to excessive national consumption. The country must strike a balance between moderately satisfying its internal energy needs and keeping its stature as a leading gas exporter, Guitouni offered.“If we continue to consume [gas] as this rate, by 2022 we will not able to export to foreign markets; we will only have enough for our internal needs…. Algeria produces 130 billion cubic meters of gas and half is consumed on the national market,” he said.Meanwhile, he added that of the total volume of gas that the country produces, “30 percent have to be kept in the wells to keep the system active.” In addition, the state “heavily subsidizes” gas consumed by Algerians, putting a great financial burden on the state.read also: Morocco to Get Full Ownership of Gas Pipeline Linking Algeria to EuropeAnd bearing in mind that gas consumption on the national level has risen by 10 percent annually in the past five years, the government is spending enormous sums to maintain the consumption level of Algerian households at its current level, Guitouni suggested.Last year, Algeria produced 100 million cubic meters of gas on a daily basis. Nearly half of that number, 45 million, was used by Algerian households. The minister worried that consumption level is rising more rapidly than production level, and the government will not be able to sustain the current configuration of Algerian gas market.But what will Algiers do to both satisfy the consumption demands of its population and maintain its exporter status?The minister suggested one option is to introduce new tax measures on gas consumption. The objective is to either curb national consumption level or decrease the state’s subsidy burden. But the measure will unlikely be fully implemented, given Algeria’s “rentier regime” whose survival mainly depends on state largesse and generous tax cuts.Guitouni’s alarming predictions come a month after the publication of an equally grim study on Algeria’s economic prospects. But the report’s predictions are even more sinister than the minister’s, as the findings indicated that deep economic crises would hit the North African country as early as 2019 if bold and radical changes are not implemented.
NEW YORK — Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street as investors’ anxiety over the U.S. trade spat with China increased and put the market on track for its third straight week of losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell as much as 400 points. Every sector in the S&P 500 index fell except for utilities. Investors sought safety in the bond market and the yield on the 10-year Treasury dropped to 2.33 per cent, the lowest level in more than a year.The market has been highly volatile this month as the U.S. and China escalate their dispute over trade. The two sides have broken off negotiations and appear set for long standoff. Investors are concerned a prolonged trade war could hurt the U.S. economy and corporate profits. The broad S&P 500 index is on pace for its worst month of 2019.Trade-sensitive technology stocks again led the losses. Many tech companies do significant business with China and this week face the additional headwind of proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies by the Trump administration. Apple fell 2.1% and Microsoft fell 1.2%. Chipmakers, including Intel, Broadcom and Nvidia, all fell broadly.Banks also fell broadly in the sell-off. JPMorgan shed 2.1% and Bank of America slid 2.5%.Energy stocks slid as the price of oil plunged 4.8% to $58.50 a barrel.Investors fled to safer holdings. Utilities were the only companies making gains. The sector is considered less of an investment risk and more money gets shifted into those stocks when people are concerned about volatility and a slowdown in economic growth.The U.S. and China concluded their 11th round of trade talks earlier this month with no agreement. Instead, the U.S. moved to increase tariffs on Chinese goods, prompting China to do the same. The trade dispute escalated further after the U.S. proposed restrictions on technology sales to China, though it has temporarily backed off.China is looking for ways to retaliate and has reached out for support from Russia and its neighbours in Asia. Both the U.S. and China have made overtures about continuing trade talks, but none are scheduled.Markets in Asia and Europe also saw steep losses.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 1.4% as of 10:20 a.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 370 points, or 1.4%, to 25,408. The Nasdaq composite rose 1.6%.BRAZIL CALLING: Avon shares soared 9.3% after Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura announced that it is buying the beauty products company for $3.7 billion in stock.The deal would create the world’s fourth-largest group of beauty products. Natura also currently owns retail stores like The Body Shop.ENTICING PROFIT: Victoria’s Secret owner L Brands surged 13.8% after blowing away Wall Street’s first quarter earnings forecasts.The company, which also owns Bath & Body Works, gave investors a surprise profit on better-than-expected revenue.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press
Ratko Mladic, the war-time leader of the Bosnian Serb forces, was arrest yesterday in Serbia after evading capture for almost 16 years. He is awaiting transfer to The Hague, where he will stand trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).He faces numerous charges, including genocide, extermination, murder and inflicting terror on civilians, particularly in connection with the massacre of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the supposedly “safe haven” of Srebrenica in July 1995 in one of the most notorious events of the Balkan wars.Council members congratulated the Serbian authorities on the arrest, which is “a clear demonstration of cooperation from the Government of Serbia with the International Criminal Tribunal,” Ambassador Gérard Araud of France, which holds the rotating Security Council presidency this month, said in a statement to the press.“The members of the Security Council welcome Serbia’s intention to ensure the swift transfer of Mladic to the Tribunal in The Hague,” he added. They also shared the hope that the detention and transfer of Mr. Mladic “will help to bring the Western Balkans region closer to reconciliation and to their European perspective.”In addition, Bernard Munyagishari, who is wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, was arrested on 25 May in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Mr. Araud said Council members congratulated the DRC authorities on the arrest and their cooperation with the ICTR, which was set up in the wake of the Rwandan genocide, during which an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed, often by machete, in little more than three months.“The members of the Security Council reiterate their support for the search for the last fugitives from the ICTR and call on Member States to continue efforts to fight all forms of impunity in the Great Lakes region,” he said. 27 May 2011The Security Council today welcomed the arrests this week of two fugitives wanted by the United Nations tribunals set up to try those responsible for the worst crimes committed during the Balkans conflicts of the 1990s and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed lower Tuesday as the American greenback gained strength in the wake of strong U.S. consumer and housing data.The loonie off 0.54 a cent to 96.2 cents US after the U.S. Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for May blew past expectations, coming in at a five-year high of 76.2, against the 72.3 reading that economists expected. The April reading was 68.1.The data was scrutinized for how it might influence the Fed, which is undertaking its third round of aggressive bond-buying to help the economy.Speculation that the U.S. central bank might scale back the program based on a recent improvement in some economic indicators has sparked jitters in stock markets and pushed the greenback higher.Traders also took in further good news from the American housing sector.The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for March rose by 1.12 per cent, higher than the 0.9 per cent pace that had been expected. The gain translates to a 10.87 per cent year over year gain — the first double-digit increase in over six years.Markets also looked ahead to the Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement on Wednesday.The central bank is widely expected to keep its key rate unchanged for some time to come. Traders will look to the bank’s statement for indications on how the economy is expected to perform.On Friday, markets will get Statistics Canada’s reading on how the economy performed during the first quarter. The agency is expected to announce that gross domestic product rose by 0.1 per cent during March, adding up to an annualized rise of 2.2 per cent for the quarter.Oil and copper prices advanced after being buffeted last week after a survey by HSBC Corp. showed a decline in China’s manufacturing for May. An official report on factory production in the world’s second-largest economy will be released later in the week. The July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 86 cents to US$95.01 a barrel.July copper was two cents higher to US$3.31 a pound. Bullion prices slipped with the June contract in New York down $7.70 to US$1,378.90 an ounce. Canadian dollar lower, greenback rises in wake of strong consumer, housing data AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 28, 2013 8:40 am MDT
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Westminster Tube StationCredit:PA London Underground staff are trusted to keep the public safe, but the attacker had links to the 7/7 bombings.The Times reports that he worked for a man accused of helping to train the July 7 bombing ringleader, and who was under investigation by police and MI5.According to the paper, Butt worked as an attendant at an all-Muslim gym in East London run by Sajeel Shahid, 41, a member of Anjem Choudary’s network, who allegedly helped to set up weapons training in Pakistan for the 7/7 bombers.The ringleader of the London Bridge massacre never bothered to hide his violent, extremist views.Khuram Butt was so brazen that he openly posed with the black flag of the so-called Islamic State in Regent’s Park in the centre of London for a Channel 4 documentary, entitled The Jihadis Next Door. As a consequence, MI5 and counter-terrorism officers began an investigation into Butt, which remained ongoing even as the 27-year-old launched his terror attack on London Bridge. Butt, who was wearing an Arsenal shirt and a fake bomb strapped to his chest, was shot dead by police on Saturday night.Butt’s known links to al-Muhajiroun will raise serious concern that he wasn’t stopped prior to the atrocity. The group, which was banned shortly after the 7/7 bombings in 2005, and its successor organisations have been connected to a quarter of all Islamist terror offences and plots.Butt reportedly arrived in the UK from Pakistan as a child refugee. His father is said to have worked at a fruit and vegetable stall in east London, but died in 2003, when Butt would have been a teenager. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Abu Zeitoun, born as Khuram Butt, after being shot and killed by police at Borough LondonCredit:GABRIELE SCIOTTO In the film, screened in January 2016, Butt appears on camera, intervening when police attempt to search one of the group’s leaders. Butt raises his voice, angrily asking them: “Why are you touching him?” In another clip, he requested a compass in order that he could pray towards Mecca. Butt and other extremists linked to the banned terror group al-Muhajiroun were even detained by police for an hour over the stunt in 2015 but were released without being arrested. London terror attacker Khuram Butt reportedly worked at Westminster Tube station and had access to tunnels under the Houses of Parliament, as revelations about his alleged links to the 7/7 attacks emerge.The killer was eventually sacked by the London Underground, not for his extremist views but for poor attendance.He also worked at Canada Water station in the Docklands, according to the Mail Online.The tabloid has a photograph, taken in May 2016, which shows him during his training period.In it, he poses in an orange hi-vis jacket and blue uniform.
Mining can play a vital role on the sustainable development of some of the world’s poorest countries, yet many countries that are most economically dependent on mining would benefit from improved governance according to a new report published by the International Council of Mining and Minerals (ICMM). The report ranks 183 countries according to the relative economic importance of mining. The new data shows the potential contribution mining can play in the sustainable development of many of the world’s poorest countries and also highlights the importance of governance if the economic benefits of mining are to result in broader based economic and social progress.The report presents a revised version of ICMM’s Mining Contribution Index (MCI) to rank countries. This index combines data on mining’s contribution to countries’ gross domestic product (GDP), export earnings and mineral rents that are paid to host governments. It indicates the importance of mining in the economic life of a country and the potential for this to translate into economic and social progress – although it does not tell us whether this potential has been realised. The report also looks at other factors that heavily influence whether this potential is realised. These include contributions to government revenues, employment and the role that governance plays in achieving long-term sustainable development. It also shows the importance of the work that leading international mining companies are doing through organisations like ICMM and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to improve transparent reporting and governance.Many countries’ dependence on mining has been increasing over the last two decades in spite of the recent decline in metal and mineral prices. The report also looks at how companies have been affected in terms of reductions in market capitalisation or exploration spend, and how this in turn might affect countries. It concludes that mining needs to be thought about more systematically as a crucial contributor to host countries’ economic and social development. The report also includes a guest contribution from the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Casper Sonesson on the opportunity to re-imagine mining’s role in helping to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.Aidan Davy, ICMM’s chief operating officer said: “Mining’s role in lifting people out of poverty and furthering the sustainable development of host countries has often been overlooked. This report flags a number of countries where mining can play a major role in helping host nations meet their developmental aspirations.” Casper Sonesson, Policy Adviser at the UN Development Programme said: “Mining can play important roles in contributing to sustainable development. It makes critical economic contributions through the government revenues it generates and the linkages it creates with local economies in many countries, as shown in this report. In addition, there is great scope in other areas ranging from leveraging mining related infrastructure and water management for local development to minimising environmental impacts. Going forward, new partnerships and good governance will be essential to fully realise mining’s role in tackling the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”Sheila Khama, Director of the Africa Natural Resources Centre at the African Development Bank (AfDB) said: “In Africa, the mining industry accounts for 10% of the total value of exports, second only to petroleum, and mining and associated industries play a crucial role in several African countries’ economies, especially in foreign direct investment, public revenue and job creation. In recognition of mining’s contribution to regional economies and achieving the UN’s Sustainable development Goals, the African Development Bank works with regional countries to promote good governance of mineral resources through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) among others.”Patrick Heller, director of legal and economic programs for the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) said: “Governance is a key determinant of the long-term benefits that citizens derive from their countries’ mineral endowments, and of the nature of relationships between citizens and mining companies. Too often the relationship between governance and mining has been overlooked in assessments of the overall impact of the sector. We are encouraged that ICMM is working to direct industry and government attention to this important link.”Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford said: “While there is potential for a ‘resource curse’ to affect mineral-rich countries, ICMM’s report reinforces that mining can also be a driver of development, especially in low and middle income countries. As custodians of mineral assets, mining companies can help harness their potential for the benefit of nations and host communities. With good governance and responsible mining practices, mineral resources can be a major driver of development.”The report shows that 15-20% of revenues from a typical mine go to host governments as taxes and other payments, 10-20% is in direct employment, 15-20% are profits for shareholders (which may include governments), and 50-65% is accounted for by capital and operating expenditures. Paul Collier observes that this 50-65% represents an often untapped opportunity to increase indirect employment. “Governments are sometimes overly fixated on using the products of mining to develop domestic manufacturing, but there is a lot more opportunity in developing a home-grown supply chain for the mining industry” he added.The Role of Mining in National Economies report is available at: www.icmm.com/romine/index
The gaming world’s fascination with music games that involve holding a plastic instrument has come to an end. Rock Band and Guitar Hero were worth millions at the height of their popularity and Viacom ended up paying $175 million for Rock Band developer Harmonix.But the popularity of such games has diminished, and publishers now look to be offloading assets in a desperate bid to get some revenue back and move on. Viacom is one such publisher, but it hasn’t made any money on the sale of Harmonix. In fact, it has just sold the developer for the price of a video game: $49.99.AdChoices广告The lucky buyer is investment group Columbus Nova. The deal is not as simple as it seems, though. Paying $50 for the company may seem cheap, but it comes with a number of hidden costs such as music royalty payments and remaining assets such as unsold games and peripherals. Viacom is also thought to be netting around $150 million in tax benefits, although that’s still a $25 million shortfall on what they paid for the developer in the first place.So Harmonix is now owned by an investment firm, but it looks as though the existing staff and management may retain control. A post by the developer’s manager of communications, John Drake, makes it sound like they are an indie again:We’re excited to be returning to our roots as an independent and privately owned studio. As for what it means for you, the DLC schedule marches on for Rock Band, we will continue our support of previously released titles and we’re hard at work on some unannounced projects that we think you’re going to be pumped about. Could this mean new music games on the horizon? Or has Harmonix realized that market is dying and moving on to other genres? We’ll just have to wait and see.Read more at All Things D and RipTen
Le gibbon d’un zoo anglais atteint l’âge ‘mathusalémien’ de 50 ans Selon la BBC, un gibbon femelle, pensionnaire d’un zoo anglais, vient d’atteindre l’âge de 50 ans, exceptionnel pour cette espèce, et continue gaillardement d’attendrir ses soigneurs.On peut dire que Mamie Jane porte bien son nom ! Cette femelle de gibbon à mains blanches (ou gibbon lar), actuellement pensionnaire du zoo de Twycross (Leicestershire, Angleterre) vient en effet tout juste de fêter ses 50 ans : un âge ‘mathusalémien’ pour un singe de cette espèce et une véritable fierté pour les soigneurs du zoo. Il faut tout de même préciser que Mamie Jane est arrivée dans l’établissement, il y a de cela plus de 40 ans, en 1966, trois ans seulement après l’ouverture du zoo. Elle avait alors 4 ans, selon les vétérinaires de l’époque.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Décrite comme “sage et décontractée, mais souvent têtue”, Jane a donné naissance à 13 rejetons au cours de son existence, tous actuellement pensionnaires de zoos européens. “Normalement, les gibbons captifs vivent jusqu’au début de la quarantaine, donc elle ‘fait très fort’”, a confirméJulian Chapman, conservateur adjoint du zoo. Et même encore plus fort, car la femelle qui pourrait être le plus vieux gibbon du Royaume-Uni est encore en pleine forme. “Jane peut toujours être observée en train de se balancer dans son enclos, au sein de notre maison des primates, et elle est étonnamment agile pour son âge”, a t-il encore ajouté. A l’état sauvage, le gibbon lar atteint rarement de telles longévités, notamment à cause des maladies infectieuses. De plus, de grandes menaces pèsent aujourd’hui sur les populations de cette espèce répertoriée comme “en danger critique” sur la Liste rouge de l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN). Plusieurs programmes de protection sont actuellement mis en place pour tenter de sauvegarder l’espèce. Le 22 juillet 2012 à 14:43 • Maxime Lambert
WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Miz Google+ Twitter Videos Articles Triple H WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar The following was taped on Tuesday in London, England.WWE Smackdown tapings for April 16, 2014:* WWE United States Champion John Cena opens the taping. Cena went over the rules of a Russian Chain match where the winner must touch every corner. He is ready for his next open challenge. WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Tyson Kidd walk out. Kidd said you are looking at the best champions and that London doesn’t deserve WrestleMania. WWE Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan interrupts and heard someone talk about the best champions today in WWE. Cena and Bryan vs. Cesaro and Kidd is booked for later.* Bray Wyatt def. R-Truth.* Sit-down interview with Roman Reigns is shown.* Bad News Barrett def. The Miz.* Renee Young interview with Damien Mizdow. The Miz interrupts and calls Monday night a fluke and wants Mizdow to stop using The Miz brand. Mizdow mocks Miz and then challenges him to a match on Monday night for the rights to The Miz brand.* Neville def. Sheamus via DQ. Sheamus slammed Neville over the announce table to setup the DQ finish. After the match, Dolph Ziggler ran out. Ziggler says no one likes Sheamus – not even the Welsh. Ziggler challenges Sheamus to a match at Extreme Rules. Sheamus tells Ziggler to “kiss me arse” and that they would have a “Kiss Me Arse” match.* Kofi Kingston & Big E def. Los Matadores.* Backstage, Fandango ditches Rosa Mendes. Adam Rose gives Rosa a pep talk.* Big Show came out for a promo saying the English people suck. He calls Roman Reigns disrespectful and doesn’t see him as a threat. Big Show asks The Authority for a match with Reigns at Extreme Rules in a Last Man Standing match.* Cameron def. Alicia Fox & Natalya.* Fandango def. Adam Rose. After the match, Fandango danced with the crowd again.* Bray Wyatt backstage promo airs.* WWE United States Champion John Cena & WWE Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan def. WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Tyson Kidd.* Post-Taping Bonus Match: Roman Reigns def. Big Show.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Pinterest Xavier Woods Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has come out fighting after his side’s disappointing defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday.The Villans suffered an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Sheffield United in the Sky Bet Championship and the Villa manager has backed himself to get it right at Aston Villa, insisting: ‘I do know what I’m doing’.A small section of the away end chanted words to the opposite effect as Villa were battered 4-1 by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.Bruce labelled his side’s first-half performance as ‘embarrassing’ and said, as quoted by BirminghamMail: “We were a team that was fragmented and one or two turned into a circus act.”The boss blamed himself for picking Jack Grealish, John McGinn and Jonathan Kodjia as they had been struggling with injuries in the build-up to the game.But he stopped short of making excuses and said: “Everyone wants to kick our **** and we’ve had it truly kicked today.”Allardyce praises Newcastle’s Steve Bruce Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Sam Allardyce believes Steve Bruce is a better fit at English Premier League side Newcastle United than he would ever have been.He came out fighting, though, and insists times will get better at Villa under his leadership.“We are Aston Villa so when you get beat badly, you have to accept the consequences,” he added.“The social media dinosaur thing will be coming out and ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’. But, look, I have been four times out of this league and got beaten last year in the play-off final.“I think that would encourage me that I do know what I am doing. We have had an awful beating and you have to accept the flak which goes with it. It is part and parcel of being at a great club like this one.”“If you get beat heavily and put in a performance then questions are going to be asked. The disappointing thing for me, is I always ask of my team, put your boots on. Not enough did today.”
2018 Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric wouldn’t say whether or not he will remain at Real Madrid at the end of his current contractThe Croatian playmaker has been at the Santiago Bernabeu since 2012 after completing a £30m transfer from Tottenham.Modric has since managed 13 goals and 42 assists in 277 appearances across all competitions for Real along with winning four Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups and a La Liga title.Come June 2020, Modric will be out of contract at the age of 34 with reports indicating that a new deal with Real is imminent.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.While club president Florentino Perez is keen to keep him, Modric refused to discuss a contract extension.“The only thing certain for now is that I’ll be with Madrid until the end of my contract,” Modric told Sportske Novosti.“Perez told me straight away in the summer – get it out of your head that you’re leaving Real, we have no theory to let you go.”Modric will likely start for Real in today’s La Liga game against 19th-place side Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu.