Healthcare for the commoner

first_imgThe health of the common people reflects the health of a nation. It is essential to a socialist and democratic state to ensure the prevalence of a fair degree of public health and to facilitate for the common man hassle-free access to basic to necessary healthcare. Although we stand very proud on the constitutional ideals that categorically uphold the will and well-being of the people, when it comes to implementation, that gaping distance between what ought to be and what is, is one to bring embarrassment. Healthcare is as complex a sector as it is crucial: the requirement of quality manpower and its management for optimal result is no simple feat in a socialist democracy like India. The very intricate network of a variety of professional demands and requirements make healthcare sector one whose any anomaly cannot be addressed in isolation. Beginning with education, the training of doctors has severely compromised on the quality of young professionals produced, owing largely to the inadequate number of seats in reputed colleges (reputed for providing quality learning and the facilities to enable such learning) and numerous medical colleges mushroomed across the country. After the vigorous struggle at the very basic level, the dearth of hospitals and suitable medical facilities add to the unreasonable workload of government-employed doctors; the pitiable, well-below-recommended doctor-patient ratio, substandard facilities, lack of convenient connectivity and accessibility in general make a doctor’s job in India far much harder. Add to the tendency of Indian relatives to lash out on the doctor in case of death. The trust deficit between the family of the patient and doctors is yet another factor that fuels this kind of outburst that is rather common, unfortunately, across the country. The incident at Kolkata’s NRS Hospital that made national headline is a case in point: the demise of an elderly patient led to a situation which proved the far graver implications than just bringing to standstill the hospital administration at large. It is definitely not unpredictable what might become of a society in the absence of a well-functioning healthcare system. Coming to facilities that a reasonable hospital must be equipped with, the epidemic that has struck Bihar’s Muzaffarpur area screams loud and clear of the need to have in place some very basic components of healthcare facilities, beginning with a reasonable number of doctors to attend to the host of patients coming in. The not-so-distant incident of Gorakhpur where several children had to die in a hospital due to lack of oxygen is, in fact, murder if sate and administration could commit it. And yet again children have died there of acute encephalitis syndrome. There is an urgent need for upgraded and better-maintained infrastructure in combination with coordinated facilities for the convenience of the common man. Redressing the issue by privatising is not the solution, commercialisation and profit motive do no good to public health. It is the government which must effectively come to rescue.last_img read more



RIM leads TSX higher

The Toronto stock market was ahead Monday near midday as commodities traded in a tight range and Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) shares continued their upwards trek.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 40.05 points to 12,765.74. The TSX Venture Exchange was 2.45 points higher to 1,237.77.The Canadian dollar was down 0.11 of a cent to 100.72 cents US, near a three-week low.U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In commodities, February bullion rose $2.50 to US$1,689.50 an ounce while copper prices were down.The February crude contract on the Nymex slid 44 cents to US$95.12 a barrel.Shares of Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) rose another seven per cent as the BlackBerry maker heads towards the unveiling of its new smartphones on Jan. 30. Its stock was up $1.32 to $17.03 on Monday. That’s more than 170 per cent above a 52-week low of $6.10 hit last September.The Waterloo, Ont.-based company has benefited from recent analyst upgrades and an interview with CEO Thorsten Heins in a German newspaper, where he suggested the company could sell its hardware division and licence its operating system to a third party.Elsewhere, the board of directors at Rona Inc. is being renovated under the watchful eye of two major fund managers that have a large stake in the struggling home improvement retailer.Rona (TSX:RON) has been under fire from many investors since the Montreal-area company defeated a proposed takeover attempt by Lowe’s. Its shares gained 30 cents to $11.80.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) shares were ahead four cents to $2.44 after the landing gear of an Air Canada Jazz plane fell off after it landed at Toronto’s Pearson airport on Sunday. Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stuart said pilots kept complete control of the plane during the incident, which saw emergency vehicles race out to the plane as a precautionary measure.Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.8 per cent to 6,181.64, while Germany’s DAX advanced 0.6 per cent to 7,748.60. France’s CAC-40 gained 0.5 per cent to 3,760.70.Earlier in Asia, markets were more cautious, with Japanese shares hit hard by a rise in the yen. The Nikkei 225 fell 1.5 per cent to close at 10,747.74.The Bank of Japan began a two-day policy meeting and has been under pressure from the new government to take more aggressive steps to fight the long deflationary slump in the world’s third largest economy. Some analysts expect the bank to expand its asset-purchasing program and set an inflation target. read more

Alberta on track to having Canadas most aggressive carbon pricing system by

OTTAWA — Move over, British Columbia: Canada’s oilpatch next door in Alberta is on track to have Canada’s most aggressive carbon pricing system by 2020.That’s the conclusion of a new study that compares the coverage of various carbon taxes and cap-and-trade schemes in four provinces that have all embraced market-based approaches to cutting emissions of greenhouse gases.The report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, an independent, non-partisan research body, comes as a federal-provincial working group is wrestling with ways to co-ordinate a new pan-Canadian price on carbon emissions.Chris Ragan, the McGill University economist and commission chairman, says an early version of the paper was sent to the working group about six weeks ago.Canada should adopt an emissions tax to fund green energy research: CD Howe InstituteTerence Corcoran: The economic fraud of Ontario’s carbon pricingCurbing carbon emissions will cost the economy, but not changing ‘could be substantial,’ PBO saysIt’s a politically contentious subject complicated not just by some provincial and territorial governments that are reluctant to impose any carbon price, but also by very different pricing systems in provinces that are already on board.Finding a transparent way to compare provincial pricing — and to set common national pricing parameters — could avoid a politically divisive “zero sum game” argument over dividing up emissions reductions by province, says the study. Comparable pricing, regardless of what system each province uses to achieve it, also offers provincial flexibility while realizing the economic efficiencies of having a relatively uniform carbon price across Canada.The study’s five authors found that factoring in how much of the economy is covered by the price signal matters a great deal, and that emissions trading credits also must be considered for a true province-to-province comparison.“The obvious point here is that you can’t just look at price to compare things,” Ragan said in an interview. “At a minimum you’ve got to think about price and coverage.”B.C. was the first province to impose a carbon tax back in 2008, but because 30 per cent of the provincial economy isn’t exposed to B.C.’s current $30-per-tonne tax, the effective tax rate is more like $21 per tonne, says the study. Alberta’s new, broader carbon tax will eclipse it by 2020, coming in at $23.40.“B.C. likes to think of itself as the most stringent policy because they’ve got the higher price,” said Ragan.“They have a higher price but actually don’t have the most stringent policy because they have relatively low coverage.”Quebec’s existing cap-and-trade carbon market covers 85 per cent of the provincial economy, making it the most comprehensive in Canada. Quebec, like Ontario, is part of the Western Climate Initiative which includes the state of California in a carbon permit trading market. Quebec’s current marginal price of about $16.40 per tonne makes its carbon cost appear much smaller than B.C.’s, but after factoring in coverage rates and the impact of imported emissions permits, the commission found that by 2020 Quebec’s effective price will be $18.08 per tonne.Ontario will be a little further back, with an effective carbon price of $17.83.Alberta, meanwhile, will see its rising carbon tax cover 78 per cent of the province’s economy by 2020, leaving it with the highest effective carbon price per tonne in the country.“The paper was shared with the federal-provincial carbon pricing mechanisms working group, and I expect it will be a helpful perspective,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said in a statement.“This work will help with my ongoing conversations with the provinces to develop carbon pricing tools that suit each province’s unique economy.” read more

Sentencing in the trial of Craigslist sexual assault

The last person charged in the disgusting sexual assault of a 7 year old Hamilton girl is awaiting his fate after standing trial yesterday. While he admits to assaulting the young girl, he fought back accusations that he knew the act was being filmed for online consumption.He is denying allegations that he knew his friend was recording him sexually assaulting a 7-year old girl in April of 2016.In order to protect the girl’s identity, neither men have been named.The man’s friend was dating the young girl’s mother at the time of the assault. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison in February for sexually assaulting the child repeatedly and inviting other pedophiles to join via Craigslist. The abuse took place for over a year.The Crown says there’s no way the defendant didn’t know he was being filmed seeing that his friend was capturing the incident with the light on just inches away from him but he says he was too drunk and high on cocaine to have noticed.On August 28th, the judge is set to make a decision whether the man is guilty of making child porn. That along with sexual assault, which he admitted to last Monday, carry sentences ranging from 1 to 14 years.This trial has been going on for over two years, so long that one of the previously convicted are already out on parole. Last week, John Ghallager was granted day parole, he served 18 months of his three and a half year sentence, it’s a development that doesn’t sit well with the victim’s family.“I was shocked that he was going to be released to that halfway house in Hamilton. It’s awful, this has been 2.5 years of sheer hell for me and my family anyone else who had to listen to the horrific details, so one is getting released and another hasn’t even been sentenced yet.”Five people in total have been charged in connection with these crimes. Along with the girl’s primary attacker, Rui Da Silva and Sonya Lucas, both of Kitchener Waterloo, are serving eight and eight and a half years sentences respectively for their participation in the girl’s abuse.The aunt of the girl says she’s doing better now that she’s living with her biological father and is looking forward to attending summer camp. However, while this chapter in her family’s life is coming to a close, she says she can’t help but think that the same type of abuse continues to happen to other young children. read more

Energy sector weighs on Toronto stock index US stock markets trade lower

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower in late-morning trading as the energy sector stepped back, while U.S. stock markets also lost ground.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 17.98 points at 16,766.31.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 141.35 points at 26,829.36. The S&P 500 index was down 19.58 points at 2,965.29, while the Nasdaq composite was down 84.32 points at 7,993.06.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.37 cents US compared with an average of 75.36 cents US on Wednesday.The November crude contract was down 89 cents at US$55.60 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was down 9.2 cents at US$2.426 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$4.30 at US$1,516.60 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 3.10 cents at US$2.58 a pound.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press read more

Western Sahara Annan recommends 2month extension for UN mission

In his latest report to the Security Council on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), circulated to Council members today, the Secretary-General suggests extending the Mission’s mandate until 31 March in order to give the parties time to consider the proposal for a political solution, which provides for self-determination as requested by a Council resolution adopted last July. The Secretary-General recalls that James A. Baker III, his Personal Envoy guiding negotiations to end the conflict over the Western Sahara, travelled to the region just last week to present and explain the proposal to the parties and neighbouring countries. “Every possible option has been presented to the parties, aimed at reaching an agreed solution,” Mr. Annan says, emphasizing that the responsibility of reaching a positive conclusion now rests solely with the parties of the conflict. On the basis of Mr. Baker’s visit, which included meetings with the Moroccan Government and the leadership of the Frente POLISARIO, as well as officials from neighbouring Mauritania and Algeria, the Secretary-General says that he and his Personal Envoy will soon provide to the Council their views of the options available regarding Western Sahara. “As the parties consider the proposal,” the Secretary-General says, “I urge them to keep in mind the years of suffering this long-standing question has caused to thousands of innocent people in the Territory, in refugee camps and who remain prisoners of war.” He also urges the parties to seize this new opportunity to provide the people of the Western Sahara a better life. read more

UN commission for Europe and Israel host workshop on developing agribusiness

The International Workshop on Agribusiness Enterprise Development, which kicked off in Israel yesterday and will run through next Tuesday, aims to acquaint policy makers and civil servants responsible for agribusiness development in their countries with both international and specifically with Israeli experience of agribusiness enterprise development at national, regional and local levels.In rural agricultural sector development, agribusiness entrepreneurship is a key element in assisting and improving rural income opportunities and economic growth. In this context, agribusiness enterprise development is an important factor in promoting sustainable agricultural and rural sector development. These activities constitute a growing phenomenon both in industrial and developing countries.Israel’s own agricultural and rural sectors, both at the national and regional levels including the primary village level, have developed various agribusiness enhancement mechanisms and financing systems. These systems have been developed to support the ongoing specialization and market-driven orientation of the sector, particularly related to high quality and export market production and agribusiness entrepreneurship.Over the last 10 years, Israel has cooperated intensively with the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), generating a solid professional methodological base together with practical agribusiness development at the field level in a wide range of agribusiness entrepreneurship project activities.Representatives from 15 transition economies, including several Deputy Ministers for agriculture and foods, are expected to attend the Workshop, which will focus on recent case studies reflecting Israel’s experiences in overseas technical cooperation programmes in the field of agribusiness development.The programme will combine professional presentations, case studies and lessons, field visits to various agribusiness enterprises of different sizes, and round-table discussions related to topics of priority regarding agribusiness entrepreneurship, support services and management capacity building. read more

UN urges Pakistan to reinstate suspension of death penalty

“It has also been reported that among those executed there are persons who were minors when the offence was committed. According to some estimates, there are more than 8,000 prisoners on death row,” said a statement from the UN office in Pakistan. The UN expressed concern over cases where the death penalty was handed down to minors and welcomed reviews of these cases. “The UN has consistently called for an unequivocal end to the execution of anyone, anywhere, who is convicted of committing a crime when they are under the age of 18,” the statement said. More than 160 UN Member States with a variety of legal systems and religious backgrounds have either abolished the death penalty or do not practice it. Moreover, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has expressed deep regret at the resumption of executions in Pakistan, stressing that no judiciary – anywhere – can be infallible. There is no scientific proof, according to the UN, that the death penalty serves as a deterrent or contributes to combating crime or violent extremism. “While we appreciate the need for effective counter-terrorism measures to protect people, including children, such action must strengthen human rights and be proportionate and necessary in a democratic society,” the UN said in today’s statement.Under international treaties, in particular the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Pakistan legally committed itself to ensuring due process and not imposing the death penalty.“The UN in Pakistan, therefore, urges the Government to reinstate its moratorium as soon as possible. We stand ready to support it in doing so and to assist in strengthening the existing justice system if so requested,” the statement emphasized. read more

GP who stole £400k from taxpayers quoted Bladerunner line time to die

Richard Middleton, the assistant coroner for Bournemouth, said: “It is dated March 1 and starts with the phrase ‘Time to die’.”It makes reference to him having an automatic gun, apologises for mistakes he has made and makes reference to him knowing some day he would be caught.”Mrs Seery said her son, who was formerly from Weymouth, Dorset, was a high achiever and perfectionist but overworked himself to the point he would suffer bouts of deep depression.Mr Middleton recorded a verdict of suicide at the Bournemouth inquest. A GP who embezzled £400,000 of taxpayers’ money killed himself and his lover in Cape Verde after quoting the famous Bladerunner line “time to die”, an inquest heard.Dr Titus Bradley, 42, fled to the Cape Verde Islands in 2017 with partner Noemi Gergely, 27, after he was alleged to have embezzled money from GP practices he ran in Hastings, east Sussex.In the weeks before the murder-suicide, he confided in his mother Gail Seery that he had money troubles and had regretted leaving his first wife and two children years before.On the night of April 15 last year Dr Bradley and Miss Gergely were heard arguing at a guesthouse they were staying in on the island of Santa Antao.Miss Gergely came out and told a receptionist that Dr Bradley had “struck her” but then returned to their room. Bradley shot Noemi Gergely, 27, in the head before killing himself, an inquest has concluded Staff then heard “strange sounds” from the room and when they went to check they found the bodies of the couple in the bathroom along with a 6.35mm pistol.The police investigation concluded Dr Bradley shot Hungarian Miss Gergley in the head before turning the handgun on himself.Officers found a note in his passport which contained the quote from the sci-fi movie Bladerunner. Noemi Gergely, Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Your opinion FC Barcelona beats HSV Hamburg for EHF CL title

Barcelona handballEHF F4 Our question for this week was – “Who will win EHF CL 2010/2011 in Cologne?”. Most of you are thinking that will be the best handball team of all time – F.C Barcelona. More than 44% of all votes goes to Xavi Pascual and his players. After the Final last year at same place in “Lanxess Arena”, your opinion is that Barca is ready for the trophy.HSV Hamburg and Ciudad Real got both same number of votes as Barcelona.  Your second favorite is HSV Hamburg (24%) in front of Renovalia Ciudad Real (20%). Outsider, in your opinion is Rhein Neckar Lowen with 12% of all votes. ← Previous Story Balkan Regional league from 10th of September! Next Story → “Cologne is ready for EHF F4”

Takeaways and fast food delivery services close due to severe weather

first_imgTakeaways and fast food delivery services close due to severe weather Deliveroo said it is stopping all deliveries in the interest of the safety of its riders. 30 Comments Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 10:18 AM LIVE: Status Red warning nationwide as Ireland braces for blizzard conditions>More: 30 people slept on the streets of Dublin last night as temperatures fell to -5> By Michelle Hennessy WE HOPE YOU all got some bread in because fast food delivery services have said they will be closed today or will be offering a very limited service.This morning Deliveroo said in the interest of rider safety, it will be stopping all deliveries until further notice from the authorities.“We will let you know when we are back up and running! Stay safe,” it said on also said yesterday that in the interest of safety, the delivery services of its restaurant partners may be limited or unavailable in certain areas of the country over the coming days.It said it will follow the advice and guidance of the authorities and communicate any change in service through its social media accounts.A number of takeaway restaurants have also informed customers they will not be operating a delivery service during the storm: Image: Shutterstock/Graphical_Bank Share323 Tweet Email 22,122 Views Hi guys not all stores are open due to the weather, and like the weather the situation is always changing! Please check before trying to order just in case.— Domino’s Pizza ROI (@Dominos_ROI) February 28, 2018center_img Hi all, both @SabaDublin Clarendon Street and Baggot Street are closed. So are our @SabaToGo restaurants. Thanks to the team who came in today to tidy everything away. Stay safe. Hope to see you on Saturday for Apres Ski! ☃️⛄️❄️❄️— Paul Cadden (@paulcaddensaba) February 28, 2018 Source: Paul Cadden/Twitter Mar 1st 2018, 10:18 AM Source: Domino’s Pizza ROI/Twitter Image: Shutterstock/Graphical_Bank Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

Google TV ou comment surfer sur Internet via sa télévision

first_imgGoogle TV, ou comment surfer sur Internet via sa télévisionÉtats-Unis – Google travaille en collaboration avec trois partenaires dans le but de développer un accès web de qualité sur les téléviseurs.D’après une source confirmée du New York Times, Google travaille sur un nouveau projet : Google TV. L’objectif est d’intégrer aux écrans de télévision un accès à la Toile. Pour se faire, la firme de Mountain View s’est associée à ceux qu’elle considère comme les meilleurs.Google a contacté Sony pour que la chaîne Google TV soit intégrée à ses écrans. Inter a été sollicité afin de concevoir les microprocesseurs qui permettront la mise au point de l’accès au web. Enfin, Logitech intervient dans la réalisation d’une télécommande munie d’un clavier.Google TV fonctionnera grâce au système d’exploitation Android et au navigateur Chrome. L’arrivée de la chaîne est annoncée pour cet été, il ne reste plus qu’à convaincre les développeurs de créer les applications correspondantes.Le 18 mars 2010 à 12:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Lights for Five Cays community

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Jan 2015 – Five Cays is today seeing street lights installed and so for the first time parts of the community will tonight be bright. Hon Sean Astwood, member for the constituency explained it has been a long hard push for the lights to come and today shared a photo where FortisTCI is seen installing the lamps. In November the Wheeland front street was lit up due to agitation by the member, Hon Delroy Williams. We understand that the Member for Long Bay Hills, Hon Akierra Missick will next see that district with street lights. Sean Astwood explained the lights will enhance safety on the streets at night. Recommended for you FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Related Items:five cays, fortis tci, sean astwood, street lightslast_img read more

Research aims to keep invasive mussels at bay in Columbia

first_imgInvasive freshwater mussels so far haven’t found a foothold in the Columbia River. That doesn’t mean regional hydropower managers and researchers are sitting idle, waiting for them to show up.A research project under way at the Port of Camas-Washougal aims to make sure the Northwest is better prepared if — or when — the tiny mollusks do arrive.“They’re not here yet,” said Mark Sytsma, a Portland State University environmental sciences professor. “That we know of.”Fast-breeding quagga and zebra mussels have a known track record of causing costly problems elsewhere, notably in the Great Lakes and, more recently, in Lake Mead at the Nevada-Arizona border. They’ve encrusted dam structures, clogged pipes and crowded out other wildlife, requiring millions of dollars in management and mitigation efforts.Local officials worry that mussels could cramp the Northwest’s hydroelectric facilities and irrigation systems connected to the Columbia. They may also crowd fish passage facilities built into the dams.Before that happens, the Bonneville Power Administration and PSU are testing a set of chemical coatings they hope will keep mussels from attaching themselves to the Columbia’s steel and concrete infrastructure. Researchers will finish placing nearly 900 small test panels in the river next week, beginning a three-year evaluation of how the treatment holds up in the water. Later this year, they’ll take panels directly to Lake Mead to see how mussels themselves react to the coating. Researchers will test how much force it takes to get them off the treated surfaces, hoping water current alone might be enough.last_img read more

Alaska senators fault Trumps tack on racist rally

first_imgImage of President Trump from WhiteHouse.govAlaska’s U.S. senators have issued a second round of statements following the rally of White nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. This time their criticisms are aimed at President Trump.Listen now“What the President said yesterday was wrong,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski wrote on Facebook Wednesday night, a day after the president’s press conference in Trump Tower. “There is no moral equivalence between those who are inciting hate and division, and those who took to the streets to make it clear that those views are unacceptable.”Murkowski previously condemned bigotry and anti-semitism, without mentioning Trump or his assertions that “many sides” were to blame for the violence.Sen. Dan Sullivan’s second Facebook post said, “Anything less than complete and unambiguous condemnation of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK by the president of the United States is unacceptable. Period.”The senators join a number of fellow Republicans in Congress who say the president should have condemned neo-Nazis and White nationalists more forcefully. This morning, Trump issued a series of Tweets blasting his critics and lamenting the removal of Confederate statues from American cities.In Anchorage on Thursday, Alaska Congressman Don Young declined to answer a question during a press conference with other Western state House members.“Congressman, we’d like to hear your thoughts on the events in Charlottesville,” a reporter asked.“We’re not on that subject right now,” Young responded. “We’re talking about resources. I brought these people up to see it. They’ve seen it. Next!”Young’s spokesman later provided a written statement that said: “I stand united with Americans from across all corners and demographics of our nation in condemning the violence, hatred and bigotry in Charlottesville, VA.”last_img read more

There is evidence against Chidambaram says Kishan Reddy

first_imgHyderabad: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was arrested as he was not cooperating with the investigating agencies, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said on Thursday. “There is evidence..,” he told PTI. Reddy said it was the court which will try the case, not the government and law will take its own course. “He was arrested as he was not cooperating with the investigating agencies. He should have cooperated. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us There is proof and evidence against (him) as to who took money from whom and through which bank… total records are there..,” he said. Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation from his residence at New Delhi late on Wednesday in connection with the INX Media case. Kishan Reddy said the scandal took place when the UPA government was in power and the present government had nothing to do with it. During the UPA government’s tenure from 2004-14, Chidambaram was handling the finance ministry portfolio between 2004 and 2008, before becoming home minister from December 2008 to July 2012. He returned to the finance ministry for the rest of the UPA-II term that ended in 2014.last_img read more

Dabangg 3 Story details of Salman Khans movie leaked pictures videos from

first_imgDabangg 3 story leakedInstagramSalman Khan has started shooting for Dabangg 3, and already some interesting details about the story of the movie have apparently been leaked.According to Bollywood Hungama, Salman will not just be seen as a cop in Dabangg 3, but also as a local goon. The publication stated that the plot of the upcoming movie will showcase the journey of Chulbul Pandey’s character before becoming a police officer.According to the entertainment portal, Dabangg 3 will portray Salman as a good-hearted local goon before becoming a cop. Not just Salman’s character, antagonist Sudeep’s role will also have an interesting flashback.The villain will be introduced while narrating Chulbul’s past life. The publication also stated that Dabangg 3 will be completely different from the previous instalments, and showcase a cat and mouse chase between Salman and Sudeep’s characters.The Dabangg 3 team is currently in Madhya Pradesh shooting for the first schedule of the film. Some videos and pictures from the sets of the film have also surfaced on the internet.While Salman himself has shared a candid picture, apparently from a song sequence in the movie, some other pictures and videos from the set have been leaked on social media.Being directed by Prabhu Deva, Dabangg 3 will retain Sonakshi Sinha as heroine. It is still not clear if the film will have any other female lead. Arbaaz too will have a pivotal role like he had in the previous two parts of the franchise. Meanwhile, Salman has a strong line-up of upcoming movies. He will first be seen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat this Eid. Later he will start shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah. The superstar had also recently announced the making of third part of Tiger series. Salman is certainly having a promising stock of films in his kitty.last_img read more

Oil futures mixed face weekly decline as glut fears persist

first_imgCrude oil futures were mixed in early Asian trading on Friday after big falls in the previous session as investors reassessed U.S. data showing growing supplies of petroleum, while Iraqi crude exports are on the rise.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down 2 cents at $44.73 a barrel at 0136 GMT. The contract fell 2.2 percent, the previous day.Brent crude LCOc1 was up 5 cents at $46.25 a barrel. The global benchmark closed 97 cents, or 2.1 percent, lower on Thursday. Brent is on track for a decline of around 3 percent this week.Iraq’s oil exports are set to rise in July, according to loading data and an industry source, putting supply growth from OPEC’s second-largest producer back on track after two months of declines.Iraq in 2015 provided OPEC’s biggest rise in supply. The growth has slowed this year due to maintenance and technical problems, and Iraqi officials say seasonally higher domestic use has curbed volumes available for export.Exports from southern Iraq in the first 21 days of July have averaged 3.28 million barrels per day (bpd), according to loading data tracked by Reuters and an industry source. That would be up from 3.18 million bpd in June.This year it is Iran that is supplying the biggest increase in exports from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as the country recovers from Western sanctions.While U.S. production has been falling, crude inventories are at a historically high of 519.5 million barrels for this time of year, the EIA said earlier this week.Also, total U.S. crude and oil product stocks rose 2.62 million barrels to an all-time high of 2.08 billion barrels as gasoline stocks posted a surprise build of 911,000 barrels during summer driving season.last_img read more

Goodbye cruel world weve passed the carbon tipping point

first_imgStay on target We have passed a grim new milestone for atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, probably for good. Earlier this week Mauna Loa Observatory, a key site for keeping tabs on carbon dioxide measured 400 parts per million — a figure that some researchers have claimed would be the critical tipping point for the Earth.Numbers higher than 400 ppm have been observed a few times in the last decade, what makes this significant is that September is usually the month when global C02 levels are at the lowest.Ralph Keeling, a scientist at the Scripps Institute for Oceanography and lead on their CO2 monitoring program wrote that it was “almost impossible” that we will drop below 400 ppm in the coming months. “Brief excursions toward lower values are still possible, but it already seems safe to conclude that we won’t be seeing a monthly value below 400 ppm this year – or ever again for the indefinite future.”I won’t waste time debating whether or not global climate change is a thing. The overwhelming majority of scientists and researchers that cover climatologic and atmospheric science support the theory. It’s also one of the best-supported theories in the whole of science. That said, what happens next isn’t completely clear.We know, for example, that the Earth has a lot of feedback loops that can (and have) caused runaway climate change in the past. For example, when global temperatures cross certain thresholds, they trigger other effects that accelerate warming. So far, the consensus is that the oceans have taken the biggest hit, absorbing the majority of the temperature increase. They’re dark and absorb more of the sun’s heat than the ice caps, plus ocean currents can shift excess heat all around — something the hard and rocky crust can’t. But, that time may be coming to a close soon. As our planet continues to warm, more and more ice will melt. That’s really bad news. The ice caps are reflective and bounce a lot of extra heat back out into space. As they melt and become oceans, they’ll absorb more heat and melt, even more, ice. That’s just one potential scenario, but it’s emblematic of what we face as a species.We still may not see major effects for another few years, and that’s part of the problem. Any major potential solutions have to be started now. Options like new nuclear power plants can take ten years or more to build. It’s possible that crossing this threshold will scare more people into action, and help more nations to commit to lowering carbon emissions.The Paris Agreement is the first and largest step towards stopping the actual, literal apocalypse. So far more than 60 nations have agreed to the international resolution to dramatically cut carbon emissions. But together they make up just shy of 50% of global carbon output. The US, China, and loads of other major, industrialized countries need to commit to working together on one massive global project to save life on Earth. It won’t be easy; it will cost trillions and trillions of dollars, but it’ll be the best investment we can possibly make.Not cutting emissions will cost many, many times more than building out the infrastructure we need right now, especially as rising sea levels, depletion of marine life, etc. force us to find new homes and sources of food.I urge you: talk to your friends. Talk to your family. Talk to anyone who will listen. Call politicians. Send letters. Get ahold of the biggest decision makers you can and encourage them to commit to change and talk to their colleagues. There is still time, but we are running out… and fast. This ‘Cube’ Lets You Experience the Earth’s Most Extre…Trump Admin Quietly Shutters Critical NASA Climate Research Program last_img read more