Saturday, November 27

Day: March 1, 2016

Are you overdosing on salt?
ENGLISH, Life Style

Are you overdosing on salt?

    Given the hype about the evils of sugar, it's all too easy to overlook the risks of consuming too much salt. It's National Salt Awareness Week (29 Feb - 6 Mar) and while sugar is increasingly demonised, salt has been getting off pretty lightly of late. Recently, an influential French study questioned the role of sodium chloride (the chemical name for salt) in high blood pressure. Adding to the mixed messages, a paper in the British Medical Journal implicates sugar rather than salt in coronary heart disease, and research conducted by a team at the University of Regensburg in Germany suggests that a high salt diet might boost the immune system. But don't be fooled. “Due to the overwhelming clinical studies demonstrating that high dietary salt is detrimental to hypertension a...
10 new healthy towns to be built in England
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

10 new healthy towns to be built in England

    The towns are likely to feature easy access to public transport and safer cycling and pedestrian networks. Fast food-free zones near schools could soon be a reality in 10 NHS England-backed “healthy” new towns designed to encourage people to exercise more, eat better and live independently into old age. The NHS hopes that by helping to shape the way the towns are built it can begin to address major healthcare problems including obesity and dementia and establish a blueprint that will be followed elsewhere. The 10 towns selected, stretching from Darlington to Devon, will comprise more than 76,000 homes and 170,000 residents. They will be announced formally by the NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens, at the King’s Fund in London on Tuesday. He said: “The much-needed p...
Ten Of UK’s 12 Most Struggling Cities In North
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Ten Of UK’s 12 Most Struggling Cities In North

    Ten of the UK's 12 most struggling towns and cities are in the North of England, new research shows. Critics say the findings undermine George Osborne's plan to create a Northern Powerhouse to bridge the North-South divide. Rochdale's economy is declining most steeply, followed by Burnley, Bolton, Blackburn and Hull, according to a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. They are followed by Grimsby, Dundee, Middlesbrough, Bradford, Blackpool, Stoke-on-Trent and Wigan. None of the top 12 struggling areas are in the South, and growth in most was found to be lagging significantly behind national levels. The table was compiled following a study of employment and migration rates in the areas, numbers of highly qualified workers and types of jobs. For the purposes of the rese...
Foreighn citizen Piotr revealed names of 50 persons, organisations
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Foreighn citizen Piotr revealed names of 50 persons, organisations

    German citizen citizen Piotr Szczepan Mazurek, who was arrested in connection with the recent ATM scam, has revealed names of 50 individuals and institutions who have link with the crime, police said today. The list includes names of local hotels and restaurants and goes even to implicate some musicians, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Monirul Islam said. We are now verifying the names he revealed during quizzing, the police official said while briefing reporters on the update of police investigation at DMP media centre. Piotr was among the four persons arrested over the incident. The three others were City Bank officials. The fraudsters swindled out about Tk 20 lakh from ATM booths in Dhaka.
Secret plan to axe 90 per cent of Tory associations which would smooth George Osborne’s coronation as leader
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Secret plan to axe 90 per cent of Tory associations which would smooth George Osborne’s coronation as leader

    David Cameron David Cameron is planning to cull hundreds of Tory associations and strip local chairmen of their powers under controversial plans to rein in the Conservative grassroots. The Daily Telegraph can disclose that up to 90 per cent of the country's 650 Conservative associations could be axed under the biggest reforms to the party's structure in 18 years. Critics believe that it is a bid to reduce the influence of Tory members - which are typically eurosceptic - on the party's next leadership contest. It comes just weeks after Mr Cameron faced a furious response from Conservative members after telling MPs to ignore the views of eurosceptic associations in the build-up to the referendum. Senior Tories are growing increasingly concerned that George Osborne's chances ...