Women with heart risk

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3dkH1_8_Bs” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/d3dkH1_8_Bs/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, deadlier than all forms of cancer combined. To make matters worse, in women the symptoms of cardiovascular disease may present differently than in men, and both treatments and risk factors may differ as well. The good news is that up to 90 percent of heart disease may be preventable, and that research into the unique risks and treatments faced by women has begun.Addressing the challenges that women face from this silent killer was the topic of the inaugural Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forum, “Women and Heart Disease: What You Don’t Know May Kill You.” Presented in collaboration with the Huffington Post, the panel discussion was held Thursday at the Leadership Studio of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). It was streamed to the Web and is available for viewing.The first step, the panel agreed, is to raise awareness of gender differences. The panel included Paula Johnson, cardiologist and executive director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH); JoAnn Manson, chief of the division of preventive medicine, and co-director of the Connors Center, BWH; Frank Sacks, professor of cardiovascular disease prevention, department of nutrition, HSPH; and, speaking online from Nashville, Tenn., Stephanie Mohl, senior government relations adviser, American Heart Association.Tightness in the chest. Pain running down the arm. These are considered classic symptoms of heart disease, and they are — in men. In women, however, symptoms may include gastrointestinal upset, shortness of breath, or “overwhelming fatigue,” said Johnson. While these symptoms may be easily dismissed, especially by busy multitaskers, they shouldn’t be, because awareness is the first line of defense against a disease that kills a woman each minute. Contact your doctor, advised Johnson, for example, for heartburn, “if you take a Tums, and it doesn’t go away.”Many of the risk factors are different for women, as well. Although obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking all increase the chances for heart disease in women and men, women are disproportionately affected by diseases such as diabetes and certain disorders in pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia, said Johnson. In addition, hereditary factors may play out differently in women, whose risk also goes up following menopause.Treating these risk factors is a major first step. “Heredity is not destiny when it comes to cardiovascular disease,” said Manson. Instead, behavioral changes, including diet and even moderate exercise, can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Although the effects of poor diet or exercise habits increase as we age, the opposite is true as well, as small changes have even greater benefits.“Women in their 60s or 70s, when heart disease rates go up, can really make a lot of progress in preventing heart disease and stroke by diet and by healthy lifestyle,” said Sacks. (These changes may also help prevent dementia.)The options for a “heart-healthy” diet, he said, are many. Nor, he stressed, is this diet the same as a low-fat diet. Fried fish, for example, can be quite healthy, if fried in a polyunsaturated canola or corn oil. He recommended the DASH diet, first developed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which is high in fruits, vegetables, fish, and poultry, and calls for restricted intake of processed and red meat. (DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.) And although research, he said, is still ongoing about the role of sodium, in general health professionals believe we consume too much.Mohl noted progress in educating women and in reducing mortality in women. Citing the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, she called for increased awareness, both in personal and public choices. “We’re trying to make the healthy choice the easy choice,” she said. “As we’re building new roads, let’s make sure we have bike paths or crosswalks, so people can walk safely” to encourage walking and biking. “Provide calorie counts, so people can eat better.”More research into how heart disease manifests in women, the panelists agreed, is also necessary. Only recently have clinical trials included women and minorities, said Johnson. Even then, the results for these subgroups often are not broken out, which means that gender or population differences cannot be addressed.This research must not only look into the causes and treatment of heart disease, but also into prevention. “We need much more research on how do you effect behavior change,” said Manson. “So much can be prevented, but very few women are doing this. Having funding for that type of behavioral change research — what works and what doesn’t — couldn’t be more valuable.”last_img read more

Dodgers’ bullpen strategy falters in 3-2 loss to Marlins

first_img Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ “Obviously Kenley’s our closer,” Roberts said. “To extend the game, does that give us the best chance? Absolutely.“But having three guys down and having a short guy (Adam Liberatore) and (Scott) Alexander left, to use (Baez) who was hot prior and to burn him essentially if we don’t use him right there, I felt good about going with Petey.”Jansen was in the bullpen but never even stood up to throw. He didn’t seem to take it personally.“It happens,” he said. “Sometimes you gamble. It didn’t go our way. We lose together. We win again tomorrow, we pick that one for all of us again tomorrow.”The Dodgers fell to 11-11, while the Marlins (6-17) snapped a five-game losing streak. The series concludes Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury – Dietrich went to second base. With two outs, Cingrani fell behind Starlin Castro 2-and-0. He missed over the plate with a fastball and Castro capitalized, pummeling a double into left field. Dietrich scored easily, tying the score at 2.All of it undid another stellar outing by Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda. The right-hander allowed one run over six innings. He held the Marlins to four hits while walking one batter and striking out seven.Maeda’s one costly mistake was a first-pitch fastball down the middle of the plate to J.T. Realmuto in the third inning. Realmuto crushed the pitch 402 feet to right-center field for a home run, his second this season.For seven innings, that was the Marlins’ only run.“I was pretty efficient throughout the whole outing and I was able to really attack the hitters,” Maeda said.Maeda has fanned 31 batters in a mere 20-1/3 innings. Only 11 National League pitchers have more strikeouts, and all of them have made five starts to Maeda’s four.The Dodgers drew first blood when Matt Kemp and Austin Barnes led off the second inning with back-to-back doubles. They did not trail until the ninth inning.The score was tied 1-1 in the seventh inning when the Dodgers staged a two-out rally against Miami relievers Nick Wittgren and Tayron Guerrero.Wittgren walked Joc Pederson and allowed a single to Chris Taylor. Guerrero, a flame-throwing right-hander, then walked Seager to load the bases.Chase Utley pinch hit for Kiké Hernandez and saw six pitches from Guerrero. He took one for a strike, fouled off another, and watched the other four elude Mark Ripperger’s strike zone, working a walk to force in Pederson with the go-ahead run. The Dodgers led 2-1 with six outs to go.Roberts said that three relievers who pitched the night before – J.T. Chargois, Josh Fields and Ross Stripling – were unavailable. But why did he choose Baez over Jansen for the ninth inning?Related Articles Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day PreviousLOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Brad Ziegler #29 and J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in a game at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning of a game gainst the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Nick Wittgren #64 of the Miami Marlins pitches during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. 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Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the fourth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a line drive hit by Miguel Rojas #19 of the Miami Marlins during the fifth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, celebrates as he strikes out Miami Marlins’ Lewis Brinson to end the top of the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers flys out during the fifth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws during the second inning of the teams baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins starter Dillon Peters watches a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Dillon Peters throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, right, scores on a double by Austin Barnes as Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto stands at the plate during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez jokes around in the dugout prior to the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto, top, runs to first with a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, foreground, during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes watches during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto, right, rounds third after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, foreground, during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins left fielder Derek Dietrich holds up his glove with the ball after making a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson makes a catch on a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson fields a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Hernandez was out at first on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts after scoring on a walk by Chase Utley during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Marlins’ Derek Dietrich scores the tying run on a double by Starlin Castro as Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes stands at the plate during the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Cameron Maybin hits an RBI double as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, watches along with home plate umpire Mark Ripperger during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Marlins’ Brian Anderson scores on a double hit by Starlin Castro as teammate Justin Bour and Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes look on during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Pedro Baez #52 of the Los Angeles Dodgers holds his head after allowing an RBI double to Cameron Maybin #1 of the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Brad Ziegler #29 and J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in a game at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning of a game gainst the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 29LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning of a game gainst the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The oohs and aahs Kenta Maeda heard for six innings Tuesday morphed into boos for Pedro Baez in the ninth.It’s a familiar sequence of sounds in these parts, but familiarity is no antidote for frustration. The Dodgers have lost 11 games this season, but perhaps none were as infuriating as their 3-2 loss at the hands of the Miami Marlins.Kenley Jansen was available to pitch the ninth inning of a 2-2 game, but Manager Dave Roberts chose Baez instead. Baez, the embattled reliever who lost six games a year ago – and effectively lost his job as a set-up man in September – lost for the first time in 2018 when Brian Anderson greeted him with a single and Cameron Maybin followed with an RBI double.The boos rained down two batters in, the game decided. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense “That was a decision that didn’t work out,” Roberts said. “I take full responsibility.”The eighth inning might have been more frustrating. With one out, Derek Dietrich punched a line drive just past Corey Seager’s reach into center field for a single. Tony Cingrani, a left-handed pitcher, threw over to first base to keep Dietrich close but was penalized for committing a balk.Joe West, the first base umpire, told a pool reporter that Cingrani stepped toward home plate before throwing the ball to first baseman Cody Bellinger.“There’s nothing I can do about it,” West said. “He jumped. Nobody’s looking to call a balk there … if it doesn’t jump out at you. That’s why I called it. You saw how fast I (expletive) called it. You hate that you have to do it, but you can’t let them cheat.”Cingrani said the move did not constitute a balk, “but he called it a balk, so it’s a balk. It’s like a ball being called a strike, and a strike being called a ball.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching last_img read more

R450m World Cup legacy trust launched

first_img19 April 2012 The R450-million 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust, aimed at ensuring that South Africans continue reaping the benefits of hosting Africa’s first Fifa World Cup, is now fully operational. This was announceed by the world football governing body’s secretary-general, Jerome Valcke, following the inaugural meeting of the Trust’s board at South African Football Association (Safa) headquarters in Johannesburg on Wednesday. “We are very pleased that the Trust is now fully operational,” Valcke said. “It is the first time in the history of the Fifa World Cup that such a trust has been established and it required a complex administrative process, which is why it took us some time to set it up. “I’m glad that we are now entering a phase that will focus on implementing the vision to ensure that the legacy can benefit the host country.”Range of public initiatives The 2010 Legacy Trust will support a wide range of public initiatives that harness football for sport development, education, health and humanitarian activities in South Africa. Fifa has transferred R450-million into the Legacy Trust accounts. This will be administered by international auditors Ernst and Young. This is in addition to the R700-million already allocated by Fifa a legacy of the World Cup and given to Safa in the build-up to the event for preparation purposes (R450-million) and for the construction of Safa House (R150-million). Safa was also given R40-million for football development projects, and a further R70-million for investment in a fleet of buses and cars to enable the 52 regional structures of the association to transport their teams.Grassroots level “From today, we can look forward to the fruits of 2010 being enjoyed at grassroots level and within communities across South Africa,” Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said on Wednesday. The Trust Board will be chaired by Safa fourth vice-president Danny Jordaan. The other trustees are Nematandani and Eric Mtshatsha, with Alec Moemi and Michael Katz representing business, and Valcke, development director Thierry Regenass and CSR head Federico Addiechi representing Fifa. Other legacy initiatives that have been implemented by Fifa since 2005 include the 20 Football for Hope Centres, the Win in Africa with Africa initiative, the Football for Health project and the 2010 Fifa World Cup Ticket Fund. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

What You Need to Know About Personal Commercial Relationships

first_imgCommercial relationships are in some ways different than pure personal relationships. Both require that you are known, liked, and trusted, but commercial relationships also require the creation of economic value. This continual need to create new value has changed commercial relationships.The fact that commercial relationships require that you create economic value in no way diminishes the need to be known, liked, and trusted. It does mean that being likeable, taking people to dinner, and buying them seats at sporting events and concerts is not likely going to be enough to acquire or retain your client’s business.The idea that there is no overlap between commercial and personal relationships is to believe that these relationships are mutually exclusive, that you can have one or the other, that there is some insurmountable wall between the two. Having both is better than having either by itself.Some of the best relationships you have are likely to be commercial relationships. That client you worked closely with on a major change initiative. The one you helped by taking the lead on a project when they were helping their ill spouse. The client who had a messy family issue and needed someone to listen, and maybe provide counsel. You have relationships that are both personal and commercial with the people within your own company as well. Thankfully.Many of your clients want a personal relationship. They hired you, and now you are a member of their team. They want to have meals with you. They want to text you. They want to hear your stories, and they want to tell you theirs. To believe otherwise is to underestimate the power of intimacy when it comes to trust (See Charlie Green’s Trust-Based Selling). It is also to ignore at least 50,000 years of human evolution.Your clients also want a commercial relationship that spans into personal. They want someone with the business acumen and situational knowledge to help them see around corners. They want to work with someone who will prevent them from being harmed, and who will help them capitalize on opportunities. This person is going to care enough about them that they are always thinking about what comes next even when they aren’t.In complex B2B commercial relationships, personal relationships are largely unavoidable. How do you work with people without speaking with them? How do avoid the relationship maintenance that is sharing the conversations that make us human, the personal conversations, the chatter about sports, television, family, children, and all the other things, trivial or important?Were the personal relationship components of commercial relationships to disappear, there would no longer be a need to strive to be a trusted advisor. There would be no reason to be someone worth doing business with, someone your clients prefer above all others.Evolution plays by a certain set of rules. It unfolds over time, including and transcending what came before into something new. The increased need to economic value creation and business acumen and situational knowledge and insight is additive to known, liked, and trusted.This evolution is making selling more difficult for two groups of people. First are the salespeople who lack the ability to create economic value; they are being left behind, disintermediated, and, in some cases, facing extinction. Second are the salespeople who struggle to create the type of personal connection that allows them to develop the relationships that allow them to initiate the kind of changes that create greater economic value.last_img read more

10 months ago​Chelsea assistant Zola lauds Loftus-Cheek improvement

first_img​Chelsea assistant Zola lauds Loftus-Cheek improvementby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola is happy with Ruben Loftus-Cheek.The club legend has been impressed with what he has seen from the English youngster this term.And he believes that if Loftus-Cheek can keep improving, he has a big future at the club.”I think Ruben has gone a long way from the beginning,” he said during a press conference.”He has improved a lot. “You can’t doubt his abilities, to play as a midfielder he is learning duties. I am very pleased with him. “He is an impact player, he was suffering when he didn’t play and being recognised is good for him.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSarri delighted with ‘reaction’ for Chelsea win at Watford

first_imgSarri delighted with ‘reaction’ for Chelsea win at Watfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased with their victory at Watford on Wednesday night.Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea gained a hard-fought win at Watford to reclaim fourth place in the Premier League table.The Belgian opened the scoring when he collected Mateo Kovacic’s pass, took the ball around goalkeeper Ben Foster and calmly finished for his 100th Blues goal.Chelsea’s lead only lasted two minutes until Roberto Pereyra volleyed past Kepa Arrizabalaga from the edge of the 18-yard box.But Hazard grabbed his second of the match in the second half when he converted a penalty after Foster had bundled him over.Sarri told Sky Sports: “I think we played a good match with a good level of determination and attention for 90 minutes. We could have won with another result. we missed three or four good opportunities but I’m happy with the reaction. It was dangerous for us when they conceded, but we reacted well and we didn’t stop playing our football.”On Eden Hazard’s performance, he added: “I think he played very well, not only for his two goals, but he was good with his teammates and in open spaces. I like him in every position he is a great player.”In this moment we need this solution because we need to be more solid defensively and with this system we can score and become more solid in the defensive phase. Maybe in the last match, we played better in the first half than we did tonight, but today the application was very good.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

first_imgiTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 13, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. First Man2. A Simple Favor3. Crazy Rich Asians4. Book Club5. Bad Times At the El Royale6. Venom7. Night School (2018)8. Mid90s9. BlacKkKlansman10. The Hate U GiveiTunes Movies US Charts – Independent:1. Mid90s2. Rust Creek3. The Old Man & the Gun4. Eighth Grade5. Wildlife6. Diet Fiction7. What They Had8. Madame9. Three Identical Strangers10. A Man Apart__(copyright) 2019 Apple Inc.By The Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img

Heat wave breaks temperature records across the Peace Region

first_imgPeace River broke the previous record high of 29.6 degrees, which was recorded on June 19th, 1982. That community saw a high of 31.1 degrees on Tuesday. Tuesday’s high of 32.1 degrees in High Level was also record-breaking, topping the previous record by 3.2 degrees. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The heat wave that has gripped much of B.C. and Alberta since Sunday has broken temperature records across the Peace Region.On Tuesday, Fort St. John got close to but didn’t break the June 19th record high temperature, as the airport weather station recorded a high of 30.2 degrees. That’s 0.4 degrees below the previous highest temperature on that day, which was recorded way back in 1950. Dawson Creek also came close to breaking the June 19th all-time high temperature of 29.9 degrees, which was recorded in 1982. Yesterday’s high in the Mile Zero City was 29.4 degrees.Fort Nelson was by far one of the hottest places in the Peace, setting a new all-time high-temperature record of 34.6 degrees Celsius, and breaking the previous record of 32.2 degrees that dates to 1950. Grande Prairie also broke the June 19th high-temperature record yesterday, as the recorded high of 30.8 degrees broke the 30.0-degree record that was set back in 1948.last_img read more

Three nabbed for robbing cab driver

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday arrested three men and apprehended one juvenile near Sanyog Vihar for robbing a cab driver at gunpoint in the wee hours of Saturday morning. One of the accused, Jasveer (24) was a driver with an online ride-hailing service and was fired because of inappropriate behaviour. Police claim the robbery was planned as a means to exact revenge for his dismissal.According to police, Jasveer booked a cab from the same company he used to work at through an old SIM card around 2 am. He then boarded the cab with the three others accused in the case. A few minutes after, Gurpreet (19), who was in the passenger seat of the vehicle forcefully stopped the cab and pointed a country-made pistol at him. The four youth robbed the driver of all his valuables, including Rs 3,000 in cash, a Bluetooth speaker and his mobile phone. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to the driver, who made the PCR call following the robbery, the assailants tried to grab the car keys as well, but they broke the key sensor in the process and fled. Special Staff from Dwarka apprehended the accused within a day by developing leads through confidential informants in the area and a cursory check revealed the third accused as one Akash (22) and the fourth person involved in the robbery as a juvenile male. Gurpreet, Jasveer, and Akash were caught in a trap by the Special Staff team and were found to be riding a motorcycle with fake number plates. Background checks into the accused revealed that Gurpreet was previously arrested in connection with a murder and spent some time in prison. Interrogation of the three accused further revealed that the four had decided to rob a cab to celebrate Jasveer’s girlfriend’s birthday with whatever they could steal.last_img read more

Morocco Takes Part in UN Commission on Population Development

first_imgNew York  –  Morocco’s inter-ministerial delegate for human rights, Mahjoub El Haiba, is taking part in New York in the 47th session of the UN Commission on population and development (Apr.7-11) “to assess the status of implementation of the program of action of the international conference of population and development, held in Cairo in 1994.The week-long forum will assess action taken over the past 20 years to improve people’s lives and address population issues amid changes in ageing, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization, since the landmark Cairo international conference.That conference established that increasing access to health and education, and protecting human rights, especially those of women and teenagers, would help secure a better social and economic future and lead to more sustainable population trends. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that with the ICPD Program of Action, Governments set out an ambitious agenda to deliver inclusive, equitable and sustainable development. “Over the past two decades, this agenda has contributed to significant advances,” he said in a message to the Commission.“Fewer people are living in extreme poverty. Gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide. More people are living longer, healthier lives. More girls are in school. Fewer women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth. There are more laws to protect and uphold human rights.”Yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for serious environmental damage put these gains at risk, Ban continued. Moreover, changing age, household and family structures as well as rapid urbanization and migration pose new challenges for human development.“We have an urgent responsibility, to invest in creating opportunities and a supportive environment for innovation and entrepreneurship for persons of all ages, in particular for young people. It is crucial to invest in their health and education and to review legislation, standards and practices that restrict their full participation in and access to sexual and reproductive health services.”The IPCD Global Review Report, issued by the UN in February, pointed out that much remains to be done on a range of issues, including the enormous inequalities that remain in the realization of human rights and access to vital services, as well as new challenges and opportunities related to population growth, changing age structures, rapid urbanization and migration.Since 1994, the global population has grown from 5.7 to 7.2 billion. Despite slowing population growth, UN projections suggest the world’s population could reach 9.6 billion by 2050, with most of the increase concentrated in the poorest countries.According to a report prepared by the Secretary-General for the Commission, the current state of the world’s population is one of unprecedented diversity and change, as reflected in new patterns of ageing, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization.According to a news release on the Commission’s opening, older persons are the world’s fastest growing age group. The number of people over age 60 almost doubled between 1994 and 2014, and older persons today outnumber children under the age of five. Globally, the share of older persons is expected to reach 21 per cent by 2050.last_img read more