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an arrangement with Busineswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). Olympian Wrestler Sushil Kumar Set to Promote Shudhbuy.com New Delhi, Delhi, India (Business Wire India) Monday, September 28, 2015 After conquering the world and bringing unmatched glory for the country, only Double Olympic medal winner of India, super-wrestler Sushil Kumar is ready to take on the fight in a new avatar. He is now leading a campaign to promote sale of Pure & Organic Products through Shudhbuy.com Shudhbuy.com – is a Virtual Marketplace for Pure, Organic & Ayurvedic products. It is conceptualized by a group of professionals and environmentalists, devoted to protect and enrich our natural wealth besides promoting good health and lifestyle. To sum it all, Shudhbuy.com is exactly what we need in todays health conscious society – a place where food is what its supposed to be – Delicious and Healthy. On the occasion of announcing the association with Sushil Kumar, Deepak Choudhary, Head of Operations, for Shudhbuy.com said ? ?For consumers, our association with Olympic Medallist Sushil Kumar is a reiteration of our belief and vision to make Shudhbuy.com the largest platform of organic and pure products for the ultimate consumer. Being a Vegetarian, he became World champion and the only Double Olympic medallist for India. He is the best known exponent of Pure products.? Sushil Kumar says ? ?I am a pure vegetarian and have always been very conscious of my Diet and Health. Good Diet consisting of Pure food products is the stepping stone for Good health which in-turn lays the foundation for success in Sports or any other aspect of Life.? He adds ?I am very happy to associate with Shudhbuy. Shudhbuy is a vision, it is a belief and above all, the determination of everyone who is presently working with the team. We resonate the idea of working together to pull up the best online marketplace in India for Ayurvedic and organic products.? As a landmark deal, Shudhbuy.com has been officially granted the rights by Patanjali to sell all their product range online. Patanjali is the No. 1 Ayurvedic product manufacturing group of India. more Busineswire GSVadvertisement
Indian tennis great Mahesh Bhupathi has lauded fellow player and former on-court partner Sania Mirza for her tremendous season this year which saw her clinch 10 women’s doubles titles across the globe, including two Grand Slam events.”Yes, I agree she has been on a roll. She is the World No.1 (in women?’s doubles) and playing like one. She is playing some great tennis and she has developed a very close partnership with Martina Hingis,” Bhupathi told IANS in a telephonic interview from Dubai.”I hope this partnership flourishes even more and they go on to win more tournaments next year. To win 10 tournaments in a year is a great achievement. I wish them continued success.”World No.1 Sania won nine titles, including Wimbledon, US Open and the year-ending WTA Finals, with Swiss ace Martina and another with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands this season.On his own professional career, Bhupathi still hasn’t taken a call. There has been talk of him retiring from the sport but the 41-year-old hasn’t confirmed anything yet.”Right now I am extremely busy and have not really thought about my future. I am just totally focussed on the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL),” said the winner of 12 Grand Slam titles, who is also the director of Sports365.in — a Bengaluru-based sports driven portal serving as a one-stop shop for all sports and fitness related requirements.This year too, Bhupathi has played sporadically in only seven tournaments. In all, he played in nine matches, winning two but losing seven!advertisementThe first Indian to win a Grand Slam event in 1997, Bhupathi is currently completely focussed on the second edition of the IPTL, to be held from December 2 to 20 in Kobe, Manila, New Delhi, Dubai and Singapore.”My schedule currently is very hectic. There is a lot that has been going on. The IPTL is on track but we will have to wait and see how it turns out this time and how different it will be from last time. We have Rafael Nadal this time as well as Kei Nishikori playing. Plus we also have another franchise in Japan Warriors,” said Bhupathi.It was recently announced that Bhupathi will partner Sania to play three exhibition matches on November 25, 26 and 27 against the old time famous pair of Leander Paes and Martina Navratilova in Kolkata, Hyderabad and New Delhi.”It is basically for the promotion of the IPTL. There will be three matches that will be played on back to back days. It is for the fans,” concluded Bhupathi.
The prevailing socio-political relations between the two neighbouring nations and security situations has brought bilateral series between India and Pakistan to a grinding halt.The two countries only meet each other in multi-team events like 50-over World Cup, Champions Trophy, World T20 or Asia Cup.Pakistan Cricket Board chief Najam Sethi feels that resumption of bilateral Indo-Pak cricketing ties is solely dependent on India’s will.”Firstly, the two sides need to play each other for the sake of the people of the sub-continent. Secondly, the ball is in the BCCI’s court. That’s it. We hope sooner than later better sense will prevail and the two sides can get back to playing good cricket again,” Sethi told PTI during an interaction.”My sense is that all this is a melting pot and at some stage or the other, we will have to have a good resolution.”The PCB has sought USD 70 million in compensation claim against India for refusing to play a bilateral series, violating a 2014 memorandum of understanding under which the two were to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.A three-member ICC panel will hear the claim in October.”I’m not at liberty to discuss the issue as per orders of the tribunal. There’s going to be no comments on that issue. Those are the orders of the tribunal.”As per the newly drafted FTP, India have slots for Pakistan series, but it won’t happen till the clearance comes from the Indian government.”Our position is that we are okay with what’s been allocated right now but this is subject to the decision of the tribunal. Because, obviously it’s a case that’s still pending and our currently is subject to whatever resolution that finally finds.advertisement”See, right now India has not slotted Pakistan into any of the matches. Our position is that whatever we sign right now is going to be subject to the decision of the tribunal. If the tribunal holds in our favour then the FTP will have to be changed to accordingly.”The PCB chairman also felt that media should play a proactive role in resumption of cricket between the two countries as there has been just one bilateral tour since 2008, when Pakistan visited India to play two Twenty20s and three ODIs in December 2012 and January 2013.”I’m just surprised that there’s not sufficient media pressure here in India for resumption of cricketing ties between India and Pakistan. I am sure the people of the two countries want to see cricket between the two countries. There’s a lot of goodwill on both sides so let’s hope that the issue can be resolved in the interest of the fans. There’s no rough weather between the two Boards. There’s no problem at all,” Sethi said in an assuring tone.Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi recently has predicted that the hugely popular Pakistan Super League would become bigger leaving “behind” the cash-rich Indian Premier League.Sethi did not wish to comment on Afridi’s statement but said they are trying their best to bring PSL back home.”It’s unfortunate that given a situation — a hangover from the past (2009 terrorist attack) we are still unable to play all our matches. But we are taking (small steps) to bring PSL back to Pakistan, as we are hoping that bilateral cricket will also come back to Pakistan.”PSL is very popular at home. It receives the highest possible ratings ever in the history of Pakistan TV and broadcast medium. Our effort is to bring PSL to Pakistan so that we can play all our matches at home.Sethi, who is also the chairman of the Asian Cricket Council, said there’s a ray of hope as the 2018 Emerging Teams’ Asia Cup will be co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka.”Another important step in this direction is that the ACC has just agreed that the Emerging Asia Cup will be played partly in Pakistan and partly in Sri Lanka. Absolutely, we are just hoping that everything returns to normalcy between India and Pakistan,” he said.Players behaviour will be one of the agenda in the five-day ICC meeting that got underway yesterday.Sethi said PCB takes a very dim view of cheating of any form — ball tampering or match fixing — and ICC should take stringent measures.”Cheating of any sort should be looked down upon. Strict measures should be taken to punish those indulging in cheating. Match-fixing, spot-fixing, ball-tampering are all instances of cheating. We should have very strict punishments for these. Therefore now the ICC should be taking strong measures against it.advertisement”The current PCB takes a very very dim view of any cheating, match-fixing and spot-fixing. We have already punished two or three players very severely. We take a very strong view. I hope and expect all other Boards will also strong view of such instances.”Shashank Manohar’s extension as the chairman will be one of the key points of discussion as the member nations of the ICC.Asked whether he would he an unanimous choice, he said they will cross the bridge when it comes.(With PTI inputs)
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say AC Milan eyeing Everton striker Moise Keanby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton striker Moise Kean is being linked with a return to Serie A.The 19-year-old has made 10 appearances for Everton since joining from Juventus in the summer, starting twice in the Premier League.But he is yet to score as he adjusts to life in England.Calciomercato says Milan are monitoring his situation and aren’t ruling out a January move for the forward.Everton splashed out £25m on his signing less than three months ago.
zoom South Korean shipping company Korea Line Corporation, part of Samra Midas Group, has placed an order for two very large crude carriers (VLCC) of 300,000 dwt.Hyundai Heavy Industries has been entrusted with the construction of the oil carriers.The investment is worth KRW 185 billion (USD 174.4 million) and is aimed at supporting the five-year contract for the transportation of crude oil signed earlier this month with compatriot refiner GS Caltex.The newbuilding duo is set to be delivered in January 2020 when they will start their charters.Under the KRW 210 billion (USD 197 million) transportation deal, Korea Line’s two VLCCs will transport crude oil between the Middle East and Korea.Hyundai Heavy Industries is already building two Capesizes for Korea Line, set for delivery in 2020.Once delivered, the two bulk carriers will start working with Brazilian miner Vale under a 25-year transportation contract.The latest order brings Korea Line’s newbuilding tally to 16 ships, with 12 bulkers and 2 LNG carriers already on order, according to VesselsValue’s data.World Maritime News Staff
CACHE CREEK, B.C. – A bounty of prized morel mushrooms is emerging after last year’s devastating wildfires in British Columbia, but pickers hoping to cash in will be required to get permits from two First Nations.Chief Ron Ignace of the Secwepemc Nation said Friday that five of its 17 communities are asserting their right to manage forest resources in the area of the Elephant Hill wildfire, which scorched nearly 2,000 square kilometres of bush west of Kamloops.The Tsilhqot’in Nation, based in Williams Lake, has also begun regulating morel pickers.Studies, including one published in October 2016 in the online magazine Forest Ecology and Management, confirm bumper crops of lucrative, morel mushrooms can almost always be found a year after a major wildfire.The mushrooms are often sold dried in grocery stores or fresh at farmers markets and are renowned for their earthy flavour.Ignace said the regulations are aimed at protecting the recovering land from hundreds of pickers expected to show up until the end of July and that dozens of people had already arrived to harvest the morels.“We’re doing it in such a way that we’re cautioning the buyers and pickers to be mindful of the environment, to conduct their activities in a safe and considerate way,” he said from Savona, B.C.The permits are required to harvest, buy or process morel mushrooms and to camp in the area that will be equipped with 150 portable toilets, Ignace said.A harvesting permit costs $20, a camping permit is $30 and buyers must pay $500 for a permit to get mushrooms from the area that will be monitored daily by the Secwepemc Territorial Patrol to ensure compliance and safety.“We don’t want any accidents or harm to come to anyone,” Ignace said of logging roads and other potential hazards.“The bears are coming out of hibernation and they’re very hungry, and I’d imagine they’ll be eyeing up the pickers.”Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tsilhqot’in Nation said mushroom pickers left a mess a year after the 2009 wildfires, and the community started meeting months ago to try and determine how to deal with people drawn to the region’s potential morel bonanza this year.“Our community members were quite disgusted with the mushroom pickers, the mess that they left behind. These guys are supposed to be environmentalists and we found that they were some of the dirtiest, messiest people out there,” he said.“We don’t have a problem with people coming into our territory but they should be respectful. When you’re having to pick up beer bottles and everything else after them then there’s obviously a concern.”As with the Secwepemc Nation, pickers will be charged $20 for permits and buyers setting up their businesses in the region will be have to pay $500, Alphonse said, adding anyone who doesn’t have a permit will face the potential of fines from title rangers patrolling the area.“The province has hunting permits and fishing permits and we’ve got mushroom permits,” he said.The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation in Yukon also experienced the negative effects of a post-wildfire “gold rush” when morel pickers arrived in 2014, said deputy chief Ed Schultz.“We literally had a tent city here of about 300 people who came to pick these mushrooms and they had quite an impact in terms of garbage and creating new roads and blazing ATVs around. So we just decided that we would not allow that on our lands and just allow our own citizens to pick,” he said.“For us, even though the morel pickers were on public lands they were adjacent to our lands and some of them didn’t know demarcation lines and went on some of our lands. They left a lot of garbage that we had to get people out there to clean up — plastic bottles, garbage bags, debris, all kinds of things.”Schultz said he encourages other First Nations to regulate their morel-rich areas to save them from being trampled.“There is a group of people in the country who do follow wildfires and they do come in large numbers and we experienced it. It’s like gold for them.”— By Camille Bains in Vancouver; follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.
Bhopal: The Election Commission has issued another show-cause notice to BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur for her remark that she was proud of her participation in demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.Thakur made the controversial remark while speaking to a television channel. After getting the EC show-cause notice, Thakur said she stood by her remark and that the notice would be replied to in accordance with the law. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In the notice issued by the Bhopal District Election Officer and Collector Sudam Khade Saturday night, a clarification has been sought over Thakur’s remark. An EC official Sunday said Thakur has to reply to the notice in one day. In her television interaction, Thakur had said, “Ram Mandir hum banayenge aur bhavya banayenge, hum todne gaye the dhancha, maine chadhkar toda tha dhancha, iss par mujhe bhayankar garv hai. Mujhe Ishwar ne shakti di thi humne desh ka kalank mitaya hai (A grand Ram temple will be built. I had gone to demolish the structure and had climbed atop it to break the structure. I am tremendously proud of it. God gave me strength to wipe off a blot on this country).” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe EC notice stated that it was a violation of chapter 4 of the model code of conduct, which pertains to maintenance of harmony between castes, communities, religious, linguistic groups. Reacting to the notice, Thakur told reporters on Sunday, “…I am not backtracking. The structure was demolished and a grand temple would be constructed. Nobody can stop me from constructing a grand temple.” In reply to another question, she said, “What disputed structure? We will construct grand Ram temple, will reconstruct it.” Earlier, the EC had on Saturday issued a show-cause notice to Thakur over her remark about Hemant Karkare, the Maharashtra ATS chief who was killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Addressing BJP workers here on Thursday night, Thakur had claimed that Karkare died during the attack as she had “cursed” him for torturing her when he probed the blast case as chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad.
Rabat – Moroccan police, in coordination with customs officers in Guerguerat at the Mauritanian border, seized 11 tons and 940 kilograms of cannabis on a truck bound for “an African country” on Wednesday.The operation was made on the basis of information from the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), Maghreb Arab press (MAP) reported.A statement from Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that search operations at the borders helped to identify the drug, which was concealed inside kitchen furniture on the trailer of a Morocco-registered truck. Police also arrested the truck driver and the officer in charge of the customs clearance at the border post with Mauritania.“The illegal substance was transferred to the customs administration as it falls under its jurisdiction, while the suspects were remanded in police custody to complete the probe conducted by the judicial police in Dakhla police district, under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor,” added the statement.Moroccan police have seized counterfeits and illegal products in the region before.Moroccan customs seized 8,300 unused mobile phones of different brands at the Guerguerat border with Mauritania in 2017.The mobile phones were hidden on a truck registered in Mauritania. The buffer zone of Guerguerat witnessed many instances of illegal smuggling in recent years, under heightened tensions between Morocco and the Polisario Front due to Morocco’s increased security intervention in the area.Moroccan authorities had intensified security measures to combat illegal activities.
The Secretary-General visited the Russian capital on 9 May for the 70th anniversary celebration of ‘Victory Day’ which marks the conclusion of the Second World War in Europe for Russian forces. During his time in Moscow, Mr. Ban also conducted discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the continuing fighting in Ukraine’s eastern regions. “They discussed the importance of implementing fully the February 2015 Minsk package and also how the UN could support the implementation of that agreement,” the UN spokesperson’s office explained in a readout of the telephone conversation between Mr. Ban and Mr. Poroshenko. “In this connection, the Secretary-General informed President Poroshenko that he will be proceeding with consultations with members of the Security Council and others on the possible establishment of a United Nations peace support office in Ukraine.”In late February 2014, the situation in Ukraine transcended what was initially seen as an internal Ukrainian political crisis into violent clashes in parts of the country, later reaching full-scale conflict in the east. Despite a September 2014 cease-fire agreed in Minsk, the situation in Ukraine has since continuously deteriorated, with serious consequences for the country’s unity, territorial integrity and stability. In February 2015, the parties in Ukraine and the Trilateral Contact Group signed a “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements.”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The last of three suspects linked to the attempted murder of an Australian businessman on the Ionian island of Zakynthos was taken into custody, Greek police reported.A 42-year-old Bulgarian man and two Greeks, aged 34 and 47 respectively, are believed to have brutally beaten a 36-year-old Australian man with a bat and shot him in the leg. The man, an Australian national, runs a nightclub in the popular resort of Laganas.Investigators believe the three suspects attacked the businessman in July with the intent to kill him when the latter stopped paying them protection money. According to the police report, the Australian national told investigators that he had been paying in excess of 1,000 euros per week to two of the suspects – the 42-year-old and the 47-year-old – in 2011 and 2012 in order to ensure that his business was not threatened.
Stay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System Touchdown of the New Shepard Booster and Crew Capsule! Congrats to Team Blue and our payload customers on board today!— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) April 29, 2018“For the second time, Blue Origin’s test dummy ‘Mannequin Skywalker’ flew to space conducting astronaut telemetry and science studies,” according to the official YouTube video description. “The flight also carried research payloads for NASA, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and commercial customers.”The experiments helped test Wi-Fi and life support for future space missions, as well as instruments designed to study solar system evolution and meteorite formation.Un-crewed flight testing of the complete New Shepard vehicle—named after Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut in space—began in 2015. Flights with test passengers and commercial passenger flights are expected to begin later this year. Blue Origin successfully completed the eighth launch of its New Shepard suborbital crewed vehicle.On Sunday, the reusable rocket shot into a cloudless sky above west Texas, reaching an impressive 351,000 feet.“That’s the altitude we’ve been targeting for operations,” company founder Jeff Bezos wrote in a post-mission tweet. “One step closer.” Mannequin Skywalker is ready for his 2nd mission on board New Shepard. He’s a little sensitive about being called a “dummy”, as he will be conducting astronaut telemetry and science studies – a very important job! pic.twitter.com/h2ncpGWaTi— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) April 28, 2018Unlike rival SpaceX—which Elon Musk intends to eventually carry customers to Mars—Bezos’s private space firm is currently focused on suborbital spaceflight: blasting folks out of the atmosphere for a weightless romp, before returning to Earth.Just like Mannequin Skywalker demonstrated over the weekend, when the dummy was propelled 66 miles toward heaven. Watch its ascent in the New Shepard livestream video below (skip to 38:30 for liftoff).Nearly silent but for host Ariane Cornell, the video lends a great sense of drama: between the altitude gauge racing toward apogee and the speed dashing closer and closer to 2,200 MPH before just as rapidly dropping as the rocket dives toward touchdown.The entire mission lasts only 10 minutes. But it’s 10 minutes of tension, excitement, and hope; I was white-knuckled, clenching my desk as New Shepard dove at 200 MPH toward the ground, sure it would crash into a million pieces before gracefully touching down. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
A barking dog alerted residents Friday night of a fire in their Vancouver apartment, enabling them to escape the flames.Firefighters were called to the apartment at 10:30 p.m. on 3222 Edgewood Drive, finding the residents outside the building after they had reentered the burning structure and extinguished some of the fire on their own, said firefighter and paramedic Pete Adams, a public information officer for the Vancouver Fire Department.Adams said crews entered the building, extinguishing remaining hot spots.A woman who reentered the building was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment, Adams said.While no one was seriously injured, Adams said the residents were lucky. “Never go back into a burning building,” he said. “(Fire) spreads so quickly. It’s not the heat, it’s the smoke” that often leads to injuries or death. “Smoke from fire is highly toxic and can be deadly.”
HR, benefits and reward professionals attending Employee Benefits Live 2016 will be able to access a wealth of industry knowledge in the busy exhibition hall.The two-day event, taking place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October 2016 at Olympia National in London, will enable delegates to network with leading providers, advisers and consultants who will showcase the latest products and services on offer.This year’s exhibitors include Epoq Legal, Hello Fresh, Grassroots, and ThinkSmart Solutions, among many others.Employee Benefits Live 2016 will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October at Olympia National, London. Register to attend here.
Whether government should mandate that employers provide paid sick leave to their employees is at the heart of the debate over the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act. The legislation is currently under consideration in both chambers of the General Assembly. Proponents of the bill argue that employers and employees benefit economically from the measure, and that the act promises potentially reduced health care costs by helping limit the spread of illnesses. Opponents counter that whatever the economic benefits for an employer, the decision to take advantage a potential benefit should be left up to the employer rather than mandated by the state. They argue that the employer is in a better position to determine the net effects of a paid sick leave policy on the broader expenditures of her business.The Act, sponsored by Democratic Majority Leader Sen. Catherine Pugh (D-Baltimore City) in the Senate and by Del. Luke Clippinger (D-Baltimore City) in the House, would require all employers with 10 employees or more to provide paid sick leave to their workers, who would earn one hour of leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 56 hours (the equivalent of seven eight-hour days) in one year. Employers with nine or fewer employees would have to provide similarly accrued but unpaid sick leave.“We believe that, in terms of the benefit to business and to employers, we expect there actually would be a positive benefit for employers of $132 million,” said Ben Orr, executive director of the Maryland Center on Economic Policy, a nonpartisan nonprofit specializing in research and analysis of policy proposals and a member of the advocacy coalition working towards passage of the act. “That’s largely due to savings from reduced turnover and increased productivity. Healthier employees make happier employees make more productive employees, and you don’t spread illness throughout the workplace – it’s more contained – so fewer employees have to take sick time off or are working sick.”Orr said the measure, by putting more money in worker’s pockets, could positively impact Maryland’s economy. He compared the measure to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a program research shows generates $9 in economic activity for every $5 spent in benefits.Like food stamps, the Healthy Working Families Act largely benefits workers at the lower end of the income spectrum, according to Melissa Broome, senior policy advocate with the Job Opportunities Task Force. “Not surprisingly it usually is the workers who can least afford a day without pay who are the most likely to not have paid sick days,” said Broome. “Across the board 40 percent of workers in Maryland do not have paid sick leave, and that works out to over 700,000 Marylanders. But when you drill the numbers down and you look at the lowest wage workers, it’s 80 percent of them.”The Maryland Chamber of Commerce opposes the Healthy Working Families Act. According to Deriece Pate Bennett, vice president of government affairs for the Chamber, concerns range from a private right of action against employers to the fact that employers are not allowed to verify employee claims of sickness, to a concern that increased business costs and liabilities cause companies to leave the state.Ultimately, Bennett said, the Chamber’s opposition is less about paid sick leave and more of a philosophical difference about the role of government in business. “The Chamber believes that employers should certainly have the flexibility to address their workforce needs without the state intervening,” said Pate Bennett. “Employers don’t want their employees to be sick, we’re not bad guys, we don’t want people to come in sick when they really are sick, but we believe that there needs to be a flexibility because no [two] work place[s] are the same.”Implied in Bennett’s concerns about employees who “really are sick,” is the idea that workers might abuse paid sick leave, using the accrued time in ways other than its intended purpose. This is a position, Broome argues, which available data contradicts.“We have good evidence from other places that have implemented this type of law that . . . in the vast majority of instances, even in places where workers can earn seven paid sick days a year, the average that they take is usually around 2.4 days,” said Broome.The Chamber and advocates for the bill also differ on the overall costs of implementing paid sick leave. Advocates cite research by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finding that paid sick leave imposes a cost of $0.21 per hour on employers, while giving them a benefit of $0.24 per hour from reduced turnover. The Chamber estimates implementation costs at $0.34 per hour, and Bennett argues there is no evidence implementing a law like this would actually reduce turnover.Dr. Jessica Milli, senior research associate with IWPR, notes there is research showing that paid sick leave reduces turnover, citing two studies, one from 1993 and the other from 2012. Both studies indicate an approximately 5 percent reduction in turnover for employees with paid sick leave.For Ellen Valentino, executive vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors Association Inc. (MAPDA), an association of convenience stores and energy distributors, the Act is well intentioned, but its one size fits all approach strips employers of too much flexibility. She said it fails to take into account that employers may be already providing other types of benefits that negate the necessity of paid sick leave, or that at least need to be considered when thinking about imposing costs on businesses to extend additional mandated benefits (as would be imposed by the Act).Ultimately, as with the Chamber, MAPDA’s concern has more to do with the mandate than paid sick leave itself. “I think it would be fair to say that the opposition to the bill is the government mandate and the one size fits all policy that just clearly doesn’t meet the needs of the work place. I think the government’s stepping into a space where employers and employees generally negotiate what their salary is, what their leave is, that type of thing,” said Valentino.Jessica Cooper, state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Maryland, a small-business advocacy organization whose position on issues is determined through direct polling of members, says her organization’s members had “overwhelming strong concern” about government mandated paid sick leave, and noted that the decision to offer paid sick leave is better left to employers operating within the context of market forces. “Those [small businesses] who already offer paid leave, or a version of paid leave, were saying that they do so to separate themselves from the competition, and creating a cookie-cutter benefit means that they’ll have to try to find enough money to try to find another benefit to separate them from the rest,” said Cooper.Cooper also notes that many small businesses work with their employees to address sick time off, a flexibility she argues should be preserved since many small businesses operate within limited resources, making providing paid sick time off a challenge, and a decision better left to employers responding to conditions in the labor market.Broome, however, cites survey data showing that one in five women report being disciplined or fired (or knowledge of it happening to a family member) for taking time off for an illness or to care for a loved one. This suggests the market alone may not be sufficient to address the vulnerability of employees without sick leave.“At the end of the day, we need public policies that reflect the realities of today’s working families . . . and no one should risk job loss or financial devastation because of something as simple as coming down with the flu,” said Broome.email@example.com
An unhealthy, inflamed gut can drive breast cancer to become much more invasive and promote the spread of the disease to other parts of the body. According to the researchers from the University of Virginia in the US, following a healthy diet and lifestyle can help reduce severity of breast cancer. The study found that disrupting the microbiome of mice caused hormone receptor-positive breast cancer to become more aggressive. Altering the microbiome, the collection of microorganisms that live in the gut and elsewhere, had dramatic effects in the body, priming the cancer to spread. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”When we disrupted the microbiome’s equilibrium in mice by chronically treating them antibiotics, it resulted in inflammation systemically and within the mammary tissue,” said Melanie Rutkowski, from the University of Virginia. “In this inflamed environment, tumour cells were much more able to disseminate from the tissue into the blood and to the lungs, which is a major site for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer to metastasize,” said Rutkowski. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMost breast cancers are hormone receptor positive, which means that their growth is fuelled by a hormone, either estrogen or progesterone. These hormones might help increasing the rate of growth of the cancer cells, but luckily they are also more likely to respond well to hormone therapy. “Disrupting the microbiome resulted in long-term inflammation within the tissue and the tumour environment,” said Rutkowski. “These findings suggest that having an unhealthy microbiome, and the changes that occur within the tissue that are related to an unhealthy microbiome, may be early predictors of invasive or metastatic breast cancer,” she said. “Ultimately, based upon these findings, we would speculate that an unhealthy microbiome contributes to increased invasion and a higher incidence of metastatic disease,” she added. Further research may help doctors to find a way to manipulate the microbiome in such a way that it may help reduce or get rid of breast cancer in patients, researchers said. “A healthy diet, high in fibre, along with exercise, sleep – all of those things that contribute to positive overall health,” said Rutkowski. Such measures can improve overall health, which is associated with a favourable outcome in the long term for breast cancer, Rutkowski said.
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more March 9, 2015 — A single scan could diagnose the cause of foot pain better and with less radiation exposure to the patient than other methods, according to a study in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Imaging with 18F-fluoride positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MR), compared to 18F-fluoride positron emission tomography/computed topography (PET/CT), provides more diagnostic information with higher diagnostic certainty.Foot pain is a common problem in the daily routine of any orthopedic surgeon. It can be a clinical symptom of many different issues, from stress fractures to tumors. Multiple imaging modalities are available to help diagnose specific types of foot pain, but no one modality is useful for effectively diagnosing a wide range of causes. Imaging with 18F-fluoride PET is a highly sensitive tool but has low specificity for detection of metabolically active benign bone disease, while MR imaging provides excellent soft-tissue contrast and high resolution, which helps in specifying a diagnosis. Thus, combined, PET/MR can offer an important tool for the sensitive diagnosis of foot pathologies.In “Evaluation of 18F-Fluoride PET/MR and PET/CT in Patients with Foot Pain of Unclear Cause,” researchers compared the quality and diagnostic performance of 18F-fluoride PET/MR to those of 18F-fluoride PET/CT in 22 patients for whom the specific diagnosis was inconclusive after clinical examination and radiography. The results of overall image quality showed that PET/MR was significantly superior to PET/CT, with an overall excellent image quality score of 3.0/3 points in all PET/MR datasets, while PET/CT achieved 2.3 out of 3 possible points.“In our study, 18F-fluoride PET/MR provided more diagnostic information at a higher diagnostic certainty compared to 18F-fluoride PET/CT in patients with foot pain of unclear cause,” stated Isabel Rauscher, corresponding author of the study. “Besides information on bone metabolism, it provides additional diagnostic-relevant findings from soft-tissue and bone marrow pathology (e.g., bone marrow edema, ganglion cysts or tenosynovitis) compared to PET/CT.” Also, since MR involves no radiation and the scan allows a longer PET acquisition time, the patient’s exposure is lower than with CT.For more information: www.snmmi.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more 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. 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… 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 Feature | March 09, 2015 PET/MR Can Effectively Diagnose Cause of Unclear Foot Pain Study finds PET/MR image quality, diagnostic certainty higher than PET/CT 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 Related Content
The breakaway regime’s ‘foreign ministry’ on Thursday demanded the swift return of a Turkish national still being held in the south after he allegedly attempted to illegally cross into the south.In a statement, the ‘foreign ministry’ went on to describe as inhumane the state of the Turkish national who, based on since-published photographs, appears to have been beaten by the Greek Cypriot officer or officers who arrested him.On Thursday the man, aged 60, appeared in a court in the south, where he faces charges of illegal entry into the Republic of Cyprus and resisting arrest. A decision has been taken to deport the man, the same statement said.The Turkish national complained in court that he was roughed up, and the court ordered that authorities look into his allegations. He is to be detained until the complaint is investigated.The north’s foreign ministry’ said it expected the Greek Cypriot police officer to be punished for his behaviour, and demanded that the Turkish national be handed over to Turkish Cypriot authorities after the conclusion of the court process.Hakki Onen, one of the two team leaders of the bi-communal Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal matters, told daily Kibris the incident took place on Thursday, August 31 at the Ledra Palace crossing point in Nicosia.The Turkish national was together with his Turkish-Cypriot son-in-law as they sought to cross over into the south on their bicycles.The son-in-law was allowed through, but not the Turkish man, who nevertheless crossed.Police gave chase and apprehended the man near the Paphos Gate.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoBon VoyagedCelebrity Mega Yachts That Are Out Of This World – Step AboardBon VoyagedUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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