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Centre nudging Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh on Ken-Betwa river interlinking project

first_imgThe government has said it is pushing Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to make progress on the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project, according to a response to a question in the Rajya Sabha last week.The project involves transferring surplus water from the Ken river in Madhya Pradesh to the Betwa river in Uttar Pradesh and irrigate 3.64 lakh hectares in the Bundelkhand region of both States. The ₹18,000-crore project has been mired in several hurdles. The most recent one is a disagreement between the States on the share of water.‘Consultative manner’“The government is pursuing the interlinking programme in a consultative manner. Vigorous efforts have been made by the Central government for generating consensus between the concerned States,” Minister of State, Jal Shakti, Rattan Lal Kataria, said in a written response to a query in the Rajya Sabha.A senior official in the Jal Shakti Ministry told The Hindu, on condition of anonymity, that the project was “still on” but posed environmental challenges. “Other than differences between the States, there are outstanding environmental obstructions too. It is not an easy road ahead.”The project involves building a 77-metre tall and a 2-km wide Dhaudhan dam and a 230-km canal. Originally, this phase envisaged irrigating 6,35,661 hectares annually (3,69,881 ha in M.P. and 2,65,780 ha in U.P.). In addition, the project was to provide 49 million cubic metres (MCM) for drinking water supply en route.‘No longer valid’While there’s a 2005 agreement between the two States on how water would be shared, Madhya Pradesh says these assumptions are no longer valid and the only way to meet the increased water requirements would be to include local management projects — the Kotha barrage, Lower Orr and Bina complex that were envisaged in the second phase of the project — in the first phase.“Some technical issues are involved in signing the MoU [between the States],” the Parliament reply notes.The project was also controversial as it threatened to partly submerge the Panna Tiger Reserve and affect the habitat of vultures and jackals. It had been cleared by the apex wildlife-regulator, The National Board for Wildlife, in 2016.last_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo goes 17/17 at free throw line, powers Bucks past Wizards

first_imgLuka Doncic scores 35 as Mavericks top Cavaliers Wizards point guard Tomas Satoransky brought the home crowd to life early with an emphatic driving dunk over Lopez. That gave Washington a 4-0 lead and prompted Budenholzer to call a timeout with only 45 seconds played.“We gave up a dunk in transition,” Budenholzer said. “We gave up a layup in transition. We turned it over twice. It was not a good 45 seconds.”Satoransky converted the three-point play following the timeout. But the Bucks responded with a 20-6 run to take the lead for good.TIP-INS:Bucks: Have six winning streaks of three games or more this season. … Budenholzer hopes Bledsoe’s absence won’t be a long one. “We’ll see today and tomorrow. We play again on Monday. I think it’s the right thing for Eric.”Wizards: Porter started despite entering the night as a game-time decision with a sprained toe. … Coach Scott Brooks received a technical foul between the first and second quarters.UP NEXTBucks: At Brooklyn on Monday night.Wizards: Host Atlanta on Monday night. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “We came here off a big win last time where we had beaten Houston and sometimes the schedule catches up to you,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “And Washington played great the last time we were here. But for us to win Thursday night and to follow it up with a win tonight Saturday is a good sign.”Milwaukee had a 17-2 run late in the second quarter, led by 23 at halftime and 32 early in third quarter. Antetokounmpo scored seven of the last 10 points in big second-quarter run, including a thunderous slam over Jeff Green that led to a three-point play.Bradley Beal scored 24 points for Washington, Green added 20, and Otto Porter Jr. 18. The Wizards are 9-7 since losing All-Star point guard John Wall for the season because of a heel injury, and remain 10th in the East. Should they find their way into eighth, they could face the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs.“There was a message that they were sending,” Beal said. “And we play them again next week. So that’s got to be how I take it. They sent a message for next week.”WAKE-UP SLAMADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Antetokounmpo scored 37 points, making all of his season-high 17 free throws in a perfect night at the line for Milwaukee, and had 10 rebounds to help the NBA-leading Bucks rout the Washington Wizards 131-115 on Saturday night.Coming off a big victory at Toronto on Thursday night, the Bucks have won three straight, nine of 10 and 20 of 24.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBrook Lopez added 21 points, and Khris Middleton had 20 for Milwaukee. Starting point guard Eric Bledsoe sat out to rest a sore left Achilles.The Bucks were 24 of 24 from the free-throw line, hit 17 of their 39 attempts from beyond the arc, and played well enough to limit everyone other than Antetokounmpo to fewer than 30 minutes during the third stop of a four-game trip. They also avenged a 13-106 loss in Washington on Jan. 11, one of three games Antetokounmpo has missed this season. LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks against Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Washington. Green was called for a foul on the play. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks are all smiles — until game time.“As a team, I feel like we think about the game less,” Antetokounmpo said. “We just smile. We just have fun. And we know when the game starts at 7:30 or 7 o’clock, we’re going to do whatever it takes to win. We don’t try to overthink things.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Diabetes- when you are sick

first_imgAlternate NamesSick-day management – diabetesWhat to Expect at HomeWaiting too long to get medical care when you are sick can lead to getting much sicker. When you have diabetes, a delay in getting care can be life threatening. Even a minor cold can make your diabetes harder to control. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to more serious health problems.When you are sick, keep a close watch on diabetes warning signs. These are:High blood sugar that will not come down with treatmentNauseaVomitingLow blood sugar that will not rise after you eatIf you have any of these warning signs and cannot treat them yourself, call your doctor right away.Sick Day PlanCheck your blood sugar more often than usual (every 2 – 4 hours). Try to keep your blood sugar at less than 200 mg/dL. There may be times when you need to check your blood sugar every hour. Write down all your blood sugar levels, the time of each test, and the medicines you have taken.If you have type 1 diabetes, check your urine ketones (use Ketostix-foil wrapped strips) every time you urinate.Eat small meals often. Even if you are not eating as much, your blood sugar can still get very high. If you use insulin, you may even need extra insulin injections.Do NOT do vigorous exercise when you are sick.If you take insulin, you should also have a glucagon emergency treatment kit prescribed by your doctor. Always have this kit available.Drink Lots of FluidsadvertisementDrink plenty of sugar-free fluids to keep your body from getting dried out (dehydrated). Drink at least 12 8-ounce cups of fluid a day.Fluids you can drink if you are dehydrated are:WaterClub sodaDiet soda (caffeine-free)Tomato juiceChicken brothIf your blood sugar is less than 100 mg/dL or falling quickly, it is OK to drink fluids that have sugar in them. Try to check their effect on your blood sugar, the same way you check how other foods affect your blood sugar.Fluids you can drink if your blood sugar is low:Apple juiceOrange juiceGrapefruit juiceGatorade or other sports drinkTea with honeyLemon-lime drinksGinger aleIf you throw up, do not drink or eat anything for 1 hour. Rest, but do not lie flat. After 1 hour, take sips of soda every 10 minutes.Eating When You Are SickWhen your stomach is upset, try to eat small meals. Try carbohydrates, such as:Bagels or breadCooked cerealMashed potatoesNoodle or rice soupSaltinesGelatin (such as Jell-O)Graham crackersMany foods have the right amount of carbohydrates (about 15 grams) for your sick-day diet. Remember, on sick days it is OK to eat some foods you might not normally eat, if you cannot eat your regular foods. Some foods to try are: cup apple juice cup regular soft drink (non-diet, caffeine-free)1 Popsicle (1 stick)5 Lifesavers candies1 slice of dry toast cup cooked cereal6 saltine crackers cup frozen yogurt1 cup Gatorade or sports drink cup regular ice cream (if you are not throwing up) cup sherbet cup regular pudding (if you are not throwing up) cup regular gelatin/Jell-O1 cup yogurt (not frozen), sugar-free or plainMilkshake made with cup low-fat milk and cup ice cream mixed in a blender (if you are not throwing up)When you are sick, you should try to eat the same amount of carbohydrates that you normally do. If possible, follow your regular diet. If you are having a hard time swallowing, eat soft foods.If you have already taken your insulin and are sick to your stomach, drink enough liquids with the same amount of carbohydrates that you would normally eat. If you cannot keep food or liquids down, go to the emergency room for treatment. You will receive fluids through a tube in your blood vessel (intravenous).If you have a cold, talk with your doctor, diabetes nurse.Diabetes DrugsMost of the time, you should take all of your medicines as you usually do. Do not skip or double up on any medicine unless your doctor tells you to.If you cannot eat your normal amount of carbohydrates, you may need to make a change in your insulin dose or in the dose of your diabetes pills or other injections.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor if you have:Blood sugars higher than 240 mg/dL for more than 1 dayModerate-to-large ketones for 2 or more testsVomiting or diarrhea for more than 4 hoursAny severe painA fever higher than 100 FTrouble moving your arms or legsVision, speech, or balance problemsIf your doctor does not call back right away, you may need to go to the emergency room. This is especially important if you are vomiting or have diarrhea for more than 4 hours.advertisementReferences American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes — 2012. Diabetes Care. 2012 Jan;35 Suppl 1:S11-63.In the clinic. Type 2 diabetes. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Mar 2;152(1):ITC1-16.Inzucchi SE, Sherwin RS. Type 1 diabetes mellitus. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 236.Inzucchi SE, Sherwin RS. Type 2 diabetes mellitus. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 237.Review Date:9/4/2012Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

Theres Income Inequality in Golf Too

Earlier this year, several analysts at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective took a look at income inequality in the major U.S. sports leagues. Using Gini coefficients, an economic tool that distills the degree of inequality among a set of earners to a single number, the collective found the NHL to be the most equitable and MLB to be the least. The researchers found that salary caps help limit income inequality, essentially. The results are below. A Gini coefficient of 0.0 means that every player has the same income — perfect equality — and a Gini coefficient of 1.0 means that one player takes home all of the income — perfect inequality.NHL: 0.42NBA: 0.52MLS: 0.54NFL: 0.57MLB: 0.621For comparison, according to the OECD (after taxes and transfers), in 2010 the United States had a Gini coefficient of 0.38, Sweden 0.27 and Mexico 0.47. But those are team sports. With the Masters tournament unspooling this week, I started wondering about income inequality for the PGA Tour, a collection of athletes that doesn’t have a salary cap. Surely, after more than a decade of big purses for Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and a select few others, golf would prove to be an unequal sport.It is, but increasingly less so. Since 1980, the PGA Tour has been shifting toward more income equality. How that happened, and how golf differs from other professional sports, shows that high levels of income inequality aren’t inevitable, even when individual athletes have different levels of skill.In 1980 the PGA Tour had a Gini coefficient of 0.70, which put it well above the major U.S. team sports. But last year the coefficient dropped to 0.58 (calculated using this tool). That holds, but to a lesser extent, if we look just at the top 100 money winners — in 2013 the tour’s Gini coefficient was 0.32, down from 0.36 in 1980.The move toward equality has happened despite huge amounts of cash injected into the game. In 2013, 82 golfers each won more than $1 million. Phil Mickelson, a three-time Masters champion, told ESPN this week, “I remember when I was an amateur and I won my first tournament in Tucson in 1991, the entire purse was $1 million, first place was $180,000 and Steve [Loy, my agent] and I would sit down and say, ‘I wonder if in my lifetime, probably not in my career, we would have play for a $1 million first-place check.’ [Now] it’s every week. It’s unbelievable, the growth of this game.”Since 1980, prize winnings on the PGA tour have increased from $35 million (in 2014 dollars) to $250 million. But the top 1 percent is still winning the same proportion of that money as in the past, even when the number of money winners on the tour fluctuates (from a high of 374 in 1996 to a low of 248 in 2002 and 2010). Using data provided by the PGA Tour, we can see how different tiers of golfers have split up the pot.The top 1 percent have seen relative stability in their share of winnings since 1980. In contrast, the share of winnings of the top 10 percent and top 25 percent of earners on the PGA Tour has fallen somewhat. The top 10 percent of earners took home about half of all the prize money in 1980, but less than 40 percent by 2013. Same for the top 25 percent: In 1980 that group took home about 80 percent of all available prize money, but only 65 percent by 2013.The distribution of winnings across the PGA tour has flattened out a bit, meaning that players on the bottom half of the winnings table are doing relatively better than they did a few golfing generations ago. The proportion of winnings taken home by those in the 25th to 50th percentile of golfers increased by 140 percent from 1980 to 2013. The bottom half of earners saw an even larger gain of 240 percent. A massive increase in overall income doesn’t disproportionately reward those at the top of the scale.Probably the closest analog to golf is tennis, an individual sport with a collection of players who belong to a tour and make money based on tournament performance. A 2012 analysis of the top-100 ranked tennis players on the ATP (men’s) and WTA (women’s) tours by Ryan Rodenberg, an assistant professor of sports law analytics at Florida State University, found a Gini coefficient of 0.44 for the men and 0.48 for the women. Since 1990, the women’s tour has had greater income inequality than the men’s tour, but in recent years the gap has closed considerably, with the men’s Gini coefficient rising by 0.11 points, likely due in part to the overwhelming dominance of a small number of male players.From 2007 to 2011, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took home between 20 percent and 26 percent of all ATP World Tour winnings. In response to concern from players, both tennis tours have dramatically increased the amount of tournament winnings paid out to early-round losers. Wimbledon, for instance, increased the purse awarded to losers in the first three rounds by 90 percent over the past two years.Even in these comparatively simple settings — mini-economies if you will — there can be a very large range of outcomes on inequality. Looking at golf alone might be misleading. Looking across sports tells us that high levels of inequality aren’t inevitable. read more

AF Adderley Class of 91 visits Defence Force Base

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 22, 2017 – Nassau – Some members of the graduating class of 1991 of the A.F Adderley Senior High School paid a visit to Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) Coral Harbour on Thursday Morning.Assistant Training Officer Senior Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux along with 9 of his former classmates, were greeted by Captain Coral Harbour Captain Clyde Sawyer. After formally welcoming them onboard the ship, the class was then escorted to the Headquarters Department, where they were introduced to Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel. There, he shared with them a brief history and future initiatives of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.The tour concluded with the visitors being given a brief a tour of one of its sea-going fleet and a luncheon hosted by Senior Lieutenant Deleveaux.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to guarding our heritage by protecting the territorial borders of The Bahamas.Press Release: RBDFRBDF Visit Photo one shows: Captain Clyde Sawyer, Captain Coral Harbour welcoming the A.F Adderley Senior High School class of 1991 at the Defence Force Base on July 20, 2017.RBDF Visit Photo two shows: Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel and the A.F Adderley Senior High School class of 1991 at the Defence Force Base on July 20, 2017. The former graduates, who were special visitors at the Base, were given a brief tour and hosted to a luncheon.RBDF Visit Photo three shows: Some members of the former A.F Adderley Senior High School class of 1991 being given a tour onboard one of the Defence Force’s fleet by Marine Seaman Christopher Moss. The visiting guests were also hosted to a luncheon at the Base.(RBDF Photos by Able Seaman Huden Johnson)last_img read more