Congress’s Vishwajeet Kadam files nomination for Assembly bypoll

first_imgCongress leader Vishwajeet Kadam on Monday filed his nomination for the bypoll to Palus-Kadegaon Assembly seat in Maharashtra’s Sangli district.The bypoll, scheduled on May 28, has been necessitated because of the death of sitting Congress MLA and former Minister Patangrao Kadam. The Congress has now fielded his son Vishwajeet Kadam from the seat in the by-election. He had unsuccessfully contested from the Pune Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not yet announced its candidate for the bypoll. The counting of votes will be held on May 31. Vishwajeet Kadam inherits a strong legacy from his father in the form of control over a Sangli-based cooperative sugar mill, several dairies, educational institutes and cooperative societies in the western Maharashtra district. The winner of the bypoll will hold the office for just over a year, as the term of the current Assembly ends in October 2019.last_img read more

Why Legalising Gay Sex In India Is Not a Western Idea

first_imgSo, it wasn’t surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi.The common consensus was that the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals of liberalism in India.Read it at BBC Related Itemslast_img

The secret world of Sathya Sai Baba’s Rs 40,000 cr empire

first_imgDevotees of Sri Sathya Sai Baba Assemble For Darshan at the Hill View Stadium in Puttaparthi in 2000.As India’s most famous godman, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 84, recovers from a health scare in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, the framework for transition is already in place. The all-powerful caucus, the Sri Sathya,Devotees of Sri Sathya Sai Baba Assemble For Darshan at the Hill View Stadium in Puttaparthi in 2000.As India’s most famous godman, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 84, recovers from a health scare in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, the framework for transition is already in place. The all-powerful caucus, the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT), established in 1972 to direct the management of his gargantuan empire, will call the shots after the spiritual guru ceases to be around as its chairman.The SSSCT supervises how the functioning of the welfare entities, including educational and health facilities, are to be run and controls the purse strings of several trusts with a team of sharp auditors. But the SSSCT is tightlipped when it comes to the fabulous wealth of the Sathya Sai Baba network, estimated to add up to over a staggering Rs 40,000 crore, including movable and immovable assets in India, besides those in 165 other countries.The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences at Puttaparthi where Sathya Sai Baba is being treated.Much of it is invested in schools, colleges, hospitals and other health facilities. Donations from his six million active devotees-another 31 million are intermittent followers-pour in, adding to the already full coffers of the trusts. All donations to the sssct are exempt from tax. Besides, what keeps the money coming in is a quid pro quo between the influential among the faithful. The network helps them strike business deals and they, in turn, make a donation to the Sai Baba’s activities.The SSSCT has steadfastly refused to divulge details, covering itself under a cloak of secrecy. Such is its clout that even presidents and prime ministers, among other high and mighty, are forced to drop protocol during their visits to pay respects to the Sathya Sai Baba.advertisementSri Sathya Sai BabaLack of transparency may have fuelled speculation about the exact size of the wealth and apprehensions about funds being misused, but the SSSCT does have an elaborate system of checks and balances in place to rein in siphoning of what the devout have contributed to Sathya Sai Baba’s multifarious charities. The credit for this largely goes to two individuals: the SSSCT secretary K. Chakravarthi, a former district collector of Anantapur (Puttaparthi is part of it) who quit the IAS to work for Sathya Sai Baba, beginning as the registrar of the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in 1981, and S.V. Giri, a former IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre who resigned as chief vigilance commissioner in 1998 to become the sixth vice-chancellor of the Sri Sathya Sai University and built a network of educational institutions. They have turned the entire gamut of activities into a single mammoth non-governmental organisation.The SSSCT runs the Sathya Sai University complex, the 220-bed Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, where he was rushed when he fell ill; a world religion museum, Chaitanya Jyoti; a planetarium; a railway station; a hill view stadium; a music college; an administrative building; an airport and an indoor sports stadium in Puttaparthi. It also runs a general and specialty hospital in Bangalore, several other hospitals, including two for eye care, and a network of dispensaries. The trust has also commissioned and funded several drinking water projects, including one for 731 villages in Anantapur district, and helped in lining the sides of the Kandaleru-Poondi canal to take Krishna water to Chennai.While Prashanti Nilayam is the Sathya Sai Baba’s headquarters in Puttaparthi, Brindavan at Whitefield on the outskirts of Bangalore and Sai Shruti Ashram in Kodaikanal are the ones he goes to during summers. There are also 1,300-odd Sathya Sai Baba centres across the world which run schools, health and cultural centres. Sathya Sai Baba’s Educare programme has founded schools in 33 countries. There is also the digital radio network-Radio Sai Global Harmony. The well-entrenched Sathya Sai network will use all these facilities as his legacy to propagate his teachings.The godman has institutionalised all the activities with help from trusted professionals, including eminent jurists like ex-chief justice of India P.N. Bhagwati and, in earlier years, Supreme Court judges V.R. Krishna Iyer and V. Balakrishna Eradi, retired Andhra Pradesh High Court judge Y.V. Anjaneyulu, besides politicians of all hues and bureaucrats.With foresight, he has stalled all attempts by relatives to corner the trusts and the corpus as a family inheritance. There are nearly 200 relatives in the extended family who have opened restaurants and lodges in Puttaparthi itself or turned professional, banking on his influence and cashing in on his recommendations. The only one among them active on the SSSCT was his brother, R.V. Janakiram, until his death in 2005.advertisementAlienated, some of Sathya Sai Baba’s relatives joined atheists and other non-believers to denounce the welfare activities as well as the godman’s legendary magical powers. Janakiram’s son, R.J. Ratnakar, was inducted as a member of the SSSCT late last year but does not wield much clout. It is expected that some members of the family will, after he is gone, try and expose the odd failing in the running of some Sathya Sai institutions. On this, the opaque SSSCT has poor defence. It will perhaps have to accept a generational change in management. Differences may crop up but are expected to be sorted out as all concerned are apprehensive of the Andhra Pradesh government effecting a takeover, invoking the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act, 1959.Unquestioning faith and devotion is the hallmark of a Sathya Sai devotee. It has been ingrained so deeply in followers over the past seven decades that anyone raising doubts is spurned, if not turned away. This is why devotees will wait out the transition-after Sai Baba’s death at the age of 96-for his successor who, according to his prophecy, will come in the year 2030 from Gunaparthi village in Karnataka’s Mandya district. This is also why, after the initial pressing of panic buttons on learning he was critical, life was soon back to normal in Puttaparthi.As a collective leadership, the SSSCT may not find it a daunting task to pursue the goals set by the godman. There are funds and systems aplenty. With his devotees keeping a constant vigil against any degeneration and decay, things can go awry only if the personal whims and fancies of those managing the institutions override the larger public interest. If things do spin out of control, the Andhra Pradesh government will be forced to step in. Perspective planning has transformed the individual into an institution. All that remains is to immortalise him.last_img read more

Spot-fixing a threat to cricket: Miandad

first_imgPakistan cricket great Javed Miandad believes spot-fixing is more damaging to the game than match-fixing and urged the recently banned players to assist in purging it from the game.The International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption tribunal last weekend banned Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir for a minimum of five years for bowling no-balls at predetermined times in a Test against England to fix spot-betting markets.Miandad, a director general of the Pakistan Cricket Board, said the banned trio should now assist the ICC and the PCB to identify those people involved in rigging betting markets, and thereby harming the game. His remark may have an impact on the upcoming cricket World Cup starting on February 19.”If the players identify the bad elements in the game, only then we can fight with this spot-fixing menace,” Miandad said.”It (spot-fixing) can’t be finished if the players do not cooperate.”The tribunal also directed the banned players to participate – under the auspices of the PCB – in a program of anti-corruption education.”It’s a good programme, but it’s the responsibility of the players to be honest because they are the ones who are directly approached by bad guys,” Miandad said.”I’m sure no one has the guts to buy a cricketer without the consent of the player himself.”Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt.Miandad was part of Pakistan’s World Cup winning squad in 1992 and holds the record of most Test runs for Pakistan with 8,832 runs from 124 Test matches.He said spot-fixing poses a greater threat to the integrity of the game than match fixing because it provides more opportunity to fix betting markets; there is only one win-loss result per match, but there are vast numbers of bets on events within games.advertisement”In a 50-overs-a-side game players could commit an intentional mistake not once but 600 times,” Miandad said referring to six ball over bowled in a one-day international. “In match-fixing it’s a matter of win or lose, but in this spot-fixing players commit intentional mistakes one after the other.” Miandad said it was difficult to predict about the future of the three players, but termed the tribunal’s decision as a “reasonable verdict.” “It could have been more severe, but it will send a strong message to players all over the world.”last_img read more

PH Special Olympian inspires on Humans of New York post

first_imgIn the post, Munarriz shared a short story about how he pictures himself as a leader of a team of superheroes. He then, went on to stress how a leader should be and that winning isn’t really everything but family and friendship are.“I have twenty superheroes that I keep in a folder on my phone and I take it out to look at them, and I pretend that I am the leader of an entire superhero team. The whole team is counting on me to get as strong as possible because I am the muscle of the team. Being the biggest is like a way to take charge. It doesn’t even matter if I have super powers because I can use my own true strength, and the barbell is like a type of weapon. It’s important as a leader to always listen to your team. Our whole team decided together that friendship is more important than winning. Nobody will be mad at me if I lose. They don’t care if I bring home a medal. My family and my friends and Coach John and everyone in the Philippines will be proud of me even just for lifting weights,” the post read.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMunarriz is one of three Filipino powerlifters participating in the Special Olympics. The other two are Joanna Aquino Yabes and Marlon Tindoc, who had already won the bronze medal in the squat attempt.The 20-year-old Munarriz takes his turn on the stage Wednesday. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country director But regardless of what the results may be, Munarriz has already made his case that not all superheroes wear capes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino powerlifter Eduardo Munarriz has yet to begin his campaign in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE.But he’s already won the hearts of thousands after being featured on the world renowned Humans of New York (@humansofny) Instagram account, which currently has 8.8 million followers.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other A big featlast_img read more

CLT20: Tournament to be played Sept 13-Oct 4 in India

first_imgThe United Arab Emirates was looking to host the event after successfully staging the opening leg of the Indian Premier League 2014. The international cricket competition is jointly owned by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa.last_img

Germany, England seal 2018 World Cup berths

first_imgSHARE × October 06, 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Defending champions Germany clinched a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with a 3–1 win in Northern Ireland, while England beat Slovenia 1–0 to secure their berth.Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner struck brilliant first-half goals in Belfast before Joshua Kimmich added a late third as Joachim Loew’s team made it nine wins out of nine in European qualifying Group C yesterday.The four-time world champions also maintained their proud unbeaten away record in World Cup qualifiers, a run spanning an incredible 47 matches dating back to 1934.“We’re off to Russia, to tear it up! We want to successfully defend the World Cup title,” said Bayern Munich midfielder Rudy following his first international goal.Northern Ireland, who grabbed a consolation through Josh Magennis, remain on track to claim a spot in next month’s play-offs as they attempt to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.‘Work in progress’Harry Kane continued his stunning goalscoring form with a 94th-minute winner as an unimpressive England overcame Slovenia at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side looked utterly bereft of ideas until skipper Kane converted Kyle Walker’s inviting cross to score his 14th goal in nine games for club and country.It is the sixth time in succession England have qualified for the World Cup, but after making such heavy work of defeating Slovenia, they are unlikely to give the game’s super-powers many sleepless nights.“It’s not a relief, I always thought we’d achieve the objective (of qualifying),” said Southgate.“Tonight highlighted where we are. We know exactly where we need to improve. We do have players who can score goals. It is a work in progress and when I was given the job the aim was to qualify for the World Cup,” he said.Scotland kept alive their hopes of reaching the finals for the first time since 1998 after a last-gasp 1–0 victory at home to Slovakia.Martin Skrtel’s own goal, just a minute from the end of normal time in Glasgow, leaves Scotland second in Group F, two points ahead of Slovakia and three in front of Slovenia ahead of Sunday’s trip to Ljubljana.Record-breaking LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski scored a hat–trick to become his country’s record goalscorer as Poland thrashed Armenia 6–1 in Yerevan.Poland, who finished third at the 1974 and 1982 World Cups, need a point from their final match at home to Group E rivals Montenegro to assure themselves of a place in the finals.After Kamil Grosicki’s second-minute opener, Lewandowski curled in a brilliant free-kick to draw level with Wlodzimierz Lubanski, who represented Poland from 1963 to 1980, on 48 international goals.The Bayern Munich star claimed the outright record when he blasted home an indirect free-kick and completed his treble in the second half as Jakub Blaszczykowski and Rafal Wolski also scored for the visitors.Lewandowski also broke a European record set in August by Cristiano Ronaldo by increasing his tally in 2018 World Cup qualifiers to 15 goals, one more than the Portugal captain.Ronaldo is level with former Yugoslavia forward Predrag Mijatovic, who scored 14 goals during qualifying for the 1998 World Cup, but could establish a new mark on Saturday when Portugal visit lowly Andorra.Christian Eriksen’s 16th-minute goal steered Denmark to a 1–0 win in Montenegro to maintain their hopes of overhauling a three-point deficit to Poland when they host Romania in their final qualifier. COMMENTcenter_img football sport Published on COMMENTSlast_img read more

The best players from the weekend in Ligue 1

first_imgThere could be little doubt about the most eye-catching 45 minutes in Ligue 1 this week. Marseille might have disappointed in the first half of their clash against Guingamp, but their response in the second period was superb and they ended up running out 4-0 winners, with all the goals arriving in the second half.It was World Cup winner Florian Thauvin who was the inspiration behind the victory. He headed the opening goal cleverly and then added the third in stunning style. As OM broke swiftly, he pulled down a long diagonal pass from Kevin Strootman perfectly, beat a defender then curled a fine shot into the corner of the net. It was a goal worthy of any stage and typifies what the winger has been bringing to Marseille consistently for over a year now.Such was the quality of Thauvin’s display, it is little wonder that he led the Opta Index, which measures the performance of all the players in Ligue 1, for the weekend, scoring a massive 97.3. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Not far behind him was team-mate Dimitri Payet, who might not have had quite the telling contribution of his colleague but certainly turned in a fine display. Indeed, the former West Ham star might just have pipped Thauvin for goal of the game, having sent a stunning side-foot volley into the net from a testing angle. At that point, Marseille led only 1-0 and the game was still very much live. Payet, though, killed it off with his brilliance.Ligue 1 Performance Index trio 17092018Tied with Payet on a score of 96.8 for the weekend was Bordeaux attacker Samuel Kalu, who got his first goal for his new club. It was a pretty special effort, too, as he gathered the ball a good distance from goal before his direct run ended with a smart shot in off the post from the edge of the area.Bordeaux’s 3-3 draw was Nimes was a game full of spectacular attacking play, as reflected by the presence of Jimmy Briand in the top 10, as well as the visiting side’s Umut Bozok.Rounding out the top five is centre forward Stephane Bahoken, who netted for Angers in a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Dijon. He finished just ahead of team-mate Flavien Tait, whose overall contribution was also impressive.Nicolas Pepe, meanwhile, might have scored a hat-trick for Lille in a 3-2 win over Amiens, but it was sufficient only to take seventh on the ranking this week, albeit two of the winger’s goals came from the penalty spot. Amines’ Rafal Kurzawa got one back after coming off the bench and playing a one-two with debutant Ganso, and he sneaks into the top 10 in ninth.Ligue 1 Performance Index 17092018It is Paris Saint-Germain, however, who continue to set the standard. Although they were without a player at the sharp end of the ranking, they did have Julian Draxler prove his worth in coming eighth. Often used as a substitute, the attacking midfielder scored a brilliant goal in a thumping 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Friday, which sets Thomas Tuchel’s side up nicely for a European date with Liverpool.After a thrilling weekend of attacking football, more may be in store next weekend, when the highlights include PSG’s trip to Rennes and Lyon’s meeting with Marseille.last_img read more

Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Usain Bolt takes third in 100m at World Championships

first_imgOne final time, Usain Bolt peered down the last 50 meters of his lane and saw sprinter upon sprinter running footsteps ahead of him.One final time, the World’s Fastest Man furiously pumped the arms and legs on his gangly 6-foot-5 frame, desperately trying to reel in all those would-be winners as the finish line fast approached.WATCH FULL VIDEOThis time, the afterburners kicked in but not hard enough. Not one, but two overlooked and underappreciated Americans — Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman — withstood what was once Bolt’s undeniable late charge.This time, Bolt finished third in the 100-meter dash at world championships. That’s right: A bronze-medal finish Saturday night in the going-away party for one of the planet’s most entertaining icons and track and field’s lone shining star.”No regrets,” Bolt insisted, long after a result that stunned a pumped-up crowd into near silence. “It was always going to end, no matter what happened — win, lose or draw. It doesn’t change anything in my career.”Gatlin, who actually trailed Bolt at the halfway point, heard boos cascade loudly across the stadium when his winning time, 9.92 seconds, popped up on the scoreboard. The 35-year-old, who has served two doping bans and been widely cast as a villain to Bolt’s hero, went sprawling to the ground with a huge smile. Later, he bowed down to the man he finally defeated.”I wanted to pay homage to him,” Gatlin said. “This night is still a magical night for track and field and Usain Bolt. I’m just happy to be one of his biggest competitors.”advertisementColeman, a 21-year-old in the first major race of his life, was in shock, too: “To beat someone I looked up to when I was growing up. I was just happy to be on the line with him,” he conceded.Bolt, who finished third in a time of 9.95, accepted with class both the result, and the fact that, at 30, he probably is picking the perfect time to retire.”I did it for the fans,” he said after collecting a bronze to go with his three world golds at 100 meters. “They wanted me to go for one more season. I came out and did the best I could.”In the past, the scene after a Bolt race was really just an after-party masquerading as ceremony, filled with Bob Marley tunes, Jamaican flags and dancing. On Saturday, it felt surreal to anyone who’s been at one of these Bolt victories before.With house music playing softly throughout the stadium where Bolt won the middle three of his nine Olympic finals, Gatlin and Coleman passed through the exit tunnel while the former champion took a 10-minute trip around the track, then detoured into the stands for selfies with the Jamaican fans who came across the ocean to see him one last time.A few minutes after that, he stepped onto the track, kneeled down and kissed the finish line that he crossed in Lane 4.Then, he gave the fans what they’ve come to expect: The famous “To The World” pose, which used to be the cherry on top of a raucous, fun-filled night. But where in the past the stadium would have still been brimming, this time, it was about one-eighth full and emptying quickly.Bolt still has the 4×100 relay next weekend. He was asked if he wished he could run what is widely considered his best race — the 200, one of three events (100 and 4×100 are the others) where he holds the world record.”It probably would’ve been even worse,” Bolt said. “I’m not in shape to run 200 meters right now.”Should we have seen this coming? Maybe so.Bolt raced very lightly this year, and his best time coming into the meet was the same 9.95 seconds he ran in his finale.His first heat, on Friday night, was ugly. Though he won, he lumbered out of the start and later complained about the feel of the starting blocks.In the semifinals, he actually lost by .01 to Coleman — a rare defeat in any sort of race, but one that could still be chalked up to it being a tune-up, with the real race more than two hours away.But in the back of his mind, reality was setting in: “After the semifinal, I knew if I didn’t get my start, I was going to be in trouble,” he said. “I knew it. And when I left the blocks, I was like ‘Aaaah.'”He was the second-slowest starter in the eight-man field. Nothing new there, though his less-than-ideal racing shape, to say nothing of the fitness of the guys he was chasing, turned the usual comeback into something nobody’s seen before on this big a stage.advertisementThrough most of the race, it looked as if Bolt would be trying to reel in Coleman, the NCAA champion, who was in Lane 5, and got out faster than anyone in the field.While that chase was unfolding, Gatlin, out in Lane 8, was coming from behind.Two years ago at world championships, Gatlin had Bolt all but beaten in the 100 finals, but he leaned too early before the line and let the champion pass him for a .01-second victory.This time, it was Gatlin doing the passing, and now he is a world champion in addition to a trivia question: Who was the last sprinter to win Olympic gold in the 100 before Bolt? It was Gatlin in 2004.”You guys call it losses, losses, losses,” Gatlin said. “I’ll call it lessons, lessons, lessons.”The new champion spent much of his post-race news conference insisting he’d learned to tune out the booing that has followed him the last few years and explaining that he’s not that bad a guy.”I know you have to have the black hat and the white hat, but guys, c’mon,” he said.Bolt, meanwhile, was insistent that neither Gatlin’s win nor his own loss were disasters for track. He called the evening and the crowd “beautiful” — even if that medal he earned might not seem as pretty as the rest.You made millions of fans happy and smiling, being an example for everyone: thank you @usainbolt ! #bolt #London2017 ???? pic.twitter.com/DujTlRtFzN- Paulo Dybala (@PauDybala_JR) August 5, 2017Irksome to see the great Usain Bolt bow out with defeat to a serial drugs cheat. #Gatlin #London2017 pic.twitter.com/frcV5YRWaz- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 6, 2017Americans Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman defeat Usain Bolt in his final solo 100 meter race. pic.twitter.com/O9thhX8Sxo- Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 5, 2017last_img read more

Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited’s Fast&Up Launches Promega, Omega-3 Rich Fish Oil Product

first_img(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.)MUMBAI, December 7, 2018/PRNewswire/ –Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited’s Fast&Up launched Promega, Omega -3 rich fatty acid fish oil. Promega has proven vital for improving the immune system, brain development and cognitive function. Accepted and promoted by many admired sports enthusiasts and nutritionists, Fast&Up Promega is making its mark among people who believe in fitness and active living as Omega -3 fatty acids are important for optimal health.Fast&Up Promega contains a high amount of EPA and DHA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid) with high bioavailability and no fishy aftertaste. DHA and EPA cannot be made by the body efficiently and therefore must be acquired through diet and Omega -3 supplementation. Fish oil is known to be one of the best sources of Omega -3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which are the essential nutrients required for fighting depression, anxiety and inflammation; improving eye health and mental disorders. It also helps in reducing Asthma and symptoms of ADHD in children; symptoms of metabolic syndrome; prevent cancer, fight age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Omega-3 fatty acid also contribute to positive performance and support maintenance of healthy life, improve bone and joint health, alleviate menstrual pain, improve sleep and also is good for skin.Consumption of Fast&Up Promega supplement with a high content of 1250 mg of Omega -3 rich fish oil in 60 soft gel capsules can help one safeguard body’s requirement of Omega -3 fatty acids. Fast&Up Promega is ideal for fitness enthusiasts, athletes and anyone with active lifestyle aiming for a healthy life. Focusing on the many benefits with Omega -3 fatty acids, Fast&Up Promega supplement is burpless and mercury free with better absorption and helps you get closer to your healthiest potential. 1-2 soft gel capsules daily will boost one’s active lifestyle.advertisementVijayaraghavan Venugopal, CEO, Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited said, “Promega is an Omega -3 fatty acid supplement and is used by fitness enthusiasts, health experts and anyone who believe in healthy and active living. It is known for benefiting you with good skin but actually, it benefits your overall health along with improving your immune system and brain development. Promega helps to increase oxygen delivery and allow maximal amount of oxygen-rich blood to reach our working muscle cells. Certainly, the role Omega -3 fatty acids play in the human body is really crucial.”About Fast&UpFast&Up is a Swiss brand that offers an interesting range of innovative, easy to use nutrition products, which has seen fast adoption in the sports fraternity. Besides a strong commitment to quality, this progressive sports nutrition brand has successfully brought novel and gel-based nutrition supplements to India. For more information, visit https://www.fastandup.in/.About AeronutrixAeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited is one of the fastest growing sport nutrition products company based out of Mumbai. Backed by innovative Swiss technology and effervescent science, Aeronutrix’ nutrition products promote Active Living and are favoured by sportspersons, health enthusiasts and fitness enthusiasts who have chosen Healthy and Active Living. The company’s flagship OTC brand, ‘Fast&Up’ is the nutrition product of choice for many, including National and International athletes in various sports such as Cricket, Soccer, Kabaddi, Cycling and Marathon. Aeronutrix is a subsidiary of Fullife Healthcare, a healthcare management company that makes and markets a range of effervescent products in over 22 countries across the globe.Source: Aeronutrix Sports Products Private LimitedPWRPWRlast_img read more

Former NRL star signs on with Central Coast side

first_imgFormer NRL star Jarryd Hayne will try his hand at yet another sport after signing with local Central Coast football team East Gosford.The 31-year-old, who was unable to pick up an NRL contract this season amid sexual assault allegations, could turn out for his new club this weekend as revealed by The Sunday Telegraph.It will be Hayne’s fourth football code in the past five years, having tried his hand in the NFL and Rugby 7s before returning to the NRL. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Hayne is the second exiled rugby league star to turn to the round ball, with Ben Barba – who was slapped with a life ban in February over a domestic violence incident – playing striker for a side in Mackay.Hayne is understood to be registered in an open men’s competition with East Gosford and may make his debut on Sunday against Ourimbah at Hylton Moore Oval at 2:55pm.He had been keeping fit by training with the Woy Woy rugby league team.The former Origin and Test player faced court in May for a second charge relating to the alleged rape of a woman in the Hunter Valley on NRL grand final night in 2018.His bail conditions have been changed, with Hayne now residing in Umina Beach and required to report to the Woy Woy police station on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.Hayne began his NRL career in 2006 at Parramatta and ascended to the top of the game three years later when he won the coveted Dally M Medal as the NRL’s best player.He claimed the award again in 2014 before setting off on his NFL journey with the San Francisco 49ers.The speedster walked away from American football in 2016, briefly playing for Fiji in Rugby 7s, before rejoining the NRL with the Gold Coast Titans.He spent one-and-a-half seasons with the Titans and then came home to the Eels, playing 15 matches for the club last year.last_img read more

Injury Update For Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook

first_imgBucky the Badger waves the Wisconsin flag with the band.MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 19: The Wisconsin Badgers marching band performs before the college football game against the Troy Trojans at Camp Randall Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)If Wisconsin has any hopes of reaching the Big Ten Championship game, then they need to get back on track this week. At 5-3, they need to beat Rutgers this week before a tough game against Penn State next week.Luckily for the Badgers, they are about to get a huge injury boost with QB Alex Hornibrook set to return.In an interview this week, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst announced that his starting QB was cleared to play against Rutgers.Hornibrook missed last week’s game against Northwestern with a concussion. The Badgers lost the game 31-17.”It’s been a good week”Coach Chryst previews Rutgers and shares updates from the week, including news that QB Alex Hornibrook is cleared to play pic.twitter.com/koENFvqzDE— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) November 1, 2018Hornibrook has been a solid presence at the QB position for Wisconsin. He is averaging 8.0 yards per passing attempt and completing close to 60% of his passes.Jack Coan served as the Badgers’ QB against Northwestern, but could not generate enough offense.Wisconsin have only played Rutgers twice, but dominated both contests by a combined margin of 85-10.last_img read more

Bookings Now Open For Crystal Endeavor 2021 Expeditions

first_imgMIAMI, March 13, 2019 – Adventurous luxury travelers can now book their 2021 expeditions aboard Crystal Endeavor, as reservations open today for the polar class expedition yacht’s full year. The journeys range from 10-28 nights, sailing expeditions of true adventure, wilderness and wildlife, and deep cultural immersions in Antarctica; Japan; the Russian Far East, Aleutian Islands and Alaska; Australia/Tasmania and New Zealand; Indonesia and the Indian Ocean; Norway and the United Kingdom; Western Europe; Canary Islands and Atlantic; and South America. Crystal Endeavor’s groundbreaking itinerary through the Northeast Passage – announced last month and initially opened for bookings only to Crystal Society guests – has received significant response from travelers with just a few suites still available. “The enthusiasm from travelers surrounding Crystal Endeavor has definitely carried over from her inaugural season. The new 2021 voyages are innovative expeditions designed to showcase some of the most legendary destinations, as well as those that reach beyond typical travel lists, and some unexpected discoveries along the way,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president, marketing and sales. Crystal Endeavor will be outfitted to maximize guests’ explorations of the bio-diversity and varied terrain featured on the expeditions, offering scuba diving, Zodiac landings and aerial tours in select locales. On board, guest expedition guides, scientists and destination experts will lead interactive presentations that focus on the history, traditions and natural landscapes unique to each region. At all times, itineraries and ports of call are subject to the Captain’s discretion based on prevailing weather and ice conditions and government permits. Wildlife sightings and wilderness highlights on any itinerary cannot be guaranteed. The German-built, 20,000-GRT Crystal Endeavor will accommodate just 200 guests with elegantly casual, expansive public spaces; all-suite, butler-serviced guest rooms; Michelin-inspired dining options including Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma & Sushi Bar; full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa and state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Expedition-specific amenities and spaces will enhance guests’ experience, including designated “mud rooms” and helicopter lounge.  The ship is being built at MV WERFTEN Shipyard in Stralsund, Germany. Fares from $9,549 per guest with up to $10,000 Book Now Savings per suite when booked by April 30, 2019.  About Crystal Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018). Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises and #WhereLuxuryisPersonal.last_img read more

Government Embarks on Programme to Expand Irrigation

first_img The Government has embarked on a programme to expand irrigation on a number of farmlands located at the southern part of the country.“The efforts of this Government to expand irrigation is not only admirable, but critical. We are starting with Essex Valley, and there are also initiatives afoot to significantly improve irrigation in Southern St. Catherine and Clarendon, which have the largest tracts of flat contiguous fertile agricultural lands,” Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Karl Samuda, said.In a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 23), Mr. Samuda argued that in this initiative, priority must be given to rehabilitating irrigation infrastructure that serves the sugar industry.This, he said, must be done by concreting earthen canals, rehabilitating wells and converting flood systems to pressurised systems to facilitate drip irrigation.“It is important to secure a minimum 7,500 hectares of sugar cane to ensure the viability of the Monymusk Factory. Beyond that, there are abundant lands suitable for other high-value crops,” he added.The Minister said that given the inability of irrigation to deal with flooding events and excessive rains, which are poised to become more frequent with climate change, focus must be placed on the rapid expansion of protected agriculture, such as greenhouse and hydroponics.“At the same time, we have to systematically address some of the structural issues, such as farm roads. In this regard, by the end of the financial year, we will spend in excess of $366 million,” he noted.He added that a substantial farm road programme will be a permanent feature of the Ministry going forward. Story Highlights The Government has embarked on a programme to expand irrigation on a number of farmlands located at the southern part of the country. In a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 23), Mr. Samuda argued that in this initiative, priority must be given to rehabilitating irrigation infrastructure that serves the sugar industry. “It is important to secure a minimum 7,500 hectares of sugar cane to ensure the viability of the Monymusk Factory. Beyond that, there are abundant lands suitable for other high-value crops,” he added.last_img read more

India Steamship to Sell Four LR2 Tankers

first_imgzoom Kolkata-based shipping company India Steamship has reached and agreement to sell all four of its LR2 tankers to Greek Enterprises Shipping and Trading, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Under the deal, the company will sell the 2008-built Ratna Namrata, Ratna Shradha, Ratna Shruti and the 2010-built Ratna Shalini.Each featuring 105,800 dwt, the tankers were constructed by the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.Three of the ships were sold for a price of USD 22.5 million a piece, while the youngest from the batch Ratna Shalini fetched a price of USD 26.5 million.VesselsValue data shows that the tankers secured a price which is over their market value of around USD 22.5 million and USD 24.8 million, respectively.The tanker quartet will join Enterprises Shipping and Trading’s fleet of 22 bulkers and 17 tankers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Health Data Sharing Agreement Will Improve Health Care in First Nations Communities

first_imgAccording to new data released today, March 24, Mi’kmaq people between ages 20 and 39 are five times more likely to get diabetes than other Nova Scotians. Their health could improve significantly with support from the province’s diabetes centres. The data also highlights a need to encourage more Mi’kmaq people to take part in regular breast cancer screening, to reduce breast cancer mortality rates. These are examples of the information now available from the new First Nations Client Linkage Registry, a joint project of First Nations chiefs, the province and Health Canada. “This is a significant achievement, and an important step forward in enhancing our capacity to meet the health needs of our community members,” said Chief Andrea Paul, of Pictou Landing First Nation, speaking on behalf of the Nova Scotia chiefs. “Having reliable health data will help us better monitor changes in the health of our communities, inform decisions about limited health care resources, and assist us in negotiating services that our communities need now and into the future.” The registry includes information on hospital admissions, visits to doctors, cancer and diabetes treatment, and mortality rates. No individual data is shared. Only community data, coming from a group with more than five people, can be shared through the registry. “This information is key to preventing chronic disease, improving treatment, and helping people live longer, healthier, lives,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. Since October 2012, Nova Scotia First Nations, the province and Health Canada have been working to create the registry, develop health status reports, find ways to share key findings, and offer training for First Nations health centre staff. “Our government is committed to improving First Nations health outcomes, and I am pleased to support an innovative and collaborative initiative such as this, which will help us deliver health programs and services more efficiently,” said Jane Philpott, federal Minister of Health. “This project will facilitate access to valuable information on the health of First Nations communities, and will contribute to evidence-based decision making regarding health services.” Health Canada’s Health Services Integration Transition Fund provided $487,947 over four years. The province contributed in-kind staff expertise to help extract and analyze the data.last_img read more

Shah Prasad and Irani join PM Modi in front row in LS

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be joined by his cabinet colleagues Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani- all three first time Lok Sabha members- in the front row of the lower house, with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav retaining their front seats meant for opposition leaders.While Home Minister Shah and Law Minister Prasad had front row seats in Rajya Sabha before the general elections, it is for the first time Irani will have a front row seat in Parliament. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Women and Child Development minister, who was in Rajya Sabha before she defeated Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, did not have front seat in the upper house. Rahul Gandhi retains his seat in the second row in lower house in the seat allocation by Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday. Union ministers –Nitin Gadkari, Sadanand Gowda, Narendra Singh Tomar, Arjun Munda and Arvind Sawant– have also got seats in the first row. From the opposition parties, Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and DMK leader T R Baalu were also allocated seats in the front row. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAmong the bigger parties, leaders of JD(U), Trinamool Congress and YSR CP have also got front seats. The prime minister has a reserved corner seat to the right of the Speaker. Rajnath Singh, considered the senior most minister in the cabinet, will retain his seat adjacent to Modi. Senior BJP leaders like LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj had front row seats in the previous Lok Sabha but they will be missing this time as none of them contested the elections. Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda will also be missing from the front row as he lost his Lok Sabha seat in the elections. One seat in the front row has been kept vacant for the deputy speaker, who is yet to be elected.last_img read more

Allowance Dutch Justice Rule in Favor of Retired DutchMoroccans

Taroudante- A court in the Netherlands ruled against the Dutch government’s decision to reduce child allowances of retired Dutch-Moroccans who have resettled in Morocco.The Court of Appeal of Utrecht (the Netherlands) confirmed on Friday the judgment of the Court of First Instance, which ordered the annulment of the Dutch government’s decision to cut the allowances for children of retired Dutch-Moroccans who resettled in Morocco.Mohamed Sayyem, President of the Foundation Supporting Emigrants, said that the court also called on the Dutch government to pay the entire amount withheld with retroactive effect from January 1, 2013, when the decision came into force. In response to the Dutch government’s unilateral decision to call off the 1972 Moroccan-Dutch Agreement on Social Security, Salah Eddine Mezouare, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, called his Dutch counterpart last month to express Morocco’s deep disappointment and total rejection of this decision.An official delegation from the Moroccan House of Representatives reportedly travelled to the Netherlands last week in order to review the Dutch government’s position regarding joint agreements between the two countries and their impact on the Moroccan community.Edited by Timothy Filla© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

Alberta increasingly unattractive for oil and investment survey

Alberta increasingly unattractive for oil and investment: survey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jonathan Muma Posted Dec 6, 2016 7:12 am MDT (Pexels) Confidence in Alberta’s oil and gas sector continues to slip.The Fraser Institute’s annual Global Survey of Petroleum-Sector Executives says confusing, possibly costly policies from the NDP government has investors looking to put their money elsewhere.Alberta dropped 18 spots this year and is now in the lower half worldwide.Report co-author Kenneth Green points out as recently as 2014 Alberta still ranked in the top 15.“It dropped last year to 25th amongst the same group of 96 jurisdictions it was ranked with this year, (and) dropped to 43rd globally,” he said.Green explains it is taxation and environmental regulation that specifically has investors passing on Alberta.“It’s a combination of all the things that have dropped on the plate since last year,” he said. “Starting from the royalty review going to the climate leadership plan, and of course the carbon tax.”He explains the NDP government is still relatively new so it’s not time to panic, but he adds we can’t sit back and wait either, with a surge expected to come from the U.S. energy economy.“Regulatory streamlining, getting the pipelines actually built now that were approved, that’s going to be a huge challenge in and of itself, and maintaining a competitive environment for investment, talent, development and technology,” he said, adding it’s no longer just provincial policy which will dictate investment now that the federal government has decided to impose a carbon price floor across the country.Green points out this survey was done before the premier agreed to raise the carbon tax to $50 a tonne by 2022 and before the Line 3 and Trans Mountain pipeline approvals, so things are still in flux.Once again Saskatchewan was the top jurisdiction in Canada and ranked 7 out of the top 96. read more

FROM THE FIELD Restoring life to Ghanas land

The Dorbor community which lives in central Ghana is finding the cultivation of the cereal crops and cashew nuts it traditionally farms increasingly challenging.  The Dorbor people are now being supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), with funding provided by the Global Environment Facility, to hold back land degradation by introducing sustainable land management practices, including soil fertility improvement techniques. As the international community gathers in New Delhi in India to discuss how to combat desertification, read more here about how the Dorbor people are restoring life to Ghana’s lands. More from the UN Development Programme here, and you can find out more about the Small Grants Programme, here. An increase in the population in the West African country has put more pressure on agricultural lands resulting in the clearing of forests and woodlands, a development which is hastening desertification. read more