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March 18 2013The annual meeting for horse enthusi

first_imgMarch 18, 2013The annual meeting for horse enthusiast ‘Caballeros Del Sol Trail Ride’ returns to Arcosanti for the third time.This week-long meeting includes daily trail rides for charity. The group donates proceeds to worthy causes like Rainbow Acres in Camp Verde, a facility for developmentally challenged adults.[A view of the camp from east, you can see Arcosanti on the second mesa above the camp; photo by Chihiro Saito][View of the camp from the mesa south of it; photo by Chihiro Saito][Construction volunteer Scott Neigut and visiting alumnus Patrick Doyle have a conversation; photo by Chihiro Saito]Their self-sufficient camp in Arcosanti’s ‘second field’ includes a large tent with a kitchen, where all the meals are catered. There is also evening entertainment, singing and dancing.[Chihiro took a peak inside of the community tent; photo by Chihiro Saito]You can see reports of previous visits at2007 CABALLEROS DEL SOL BENEFIT TRAIL RIDE2004 CABALLEROS DEL SOL BENEFIT TRAIL RIDElast_img read more

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Rep Garcia names Hudsonville Holland students as Reps for a Day

first_img State Rep. Daniela García, R-Holland, has announced two students from the 90th District have been selected as her “Representatives for a Day.”As winners, Lydia and Katriya are invited with their families to tour the state Capitol and be sworn in as junior representatives with Rep. García.Lydia VanderMolen of Hudsonville Christian School and Katriya Murphy, a homeschool student from Holland, each participated in a summer reading contest that challenged elementary school-age students to fill out an entry form for every 10 books read from May to September. Multiple entries were submitted from collection boxes at the Gary Byker Memorial Library in Hudsonville, Howard Miller Public Library in Zeeland and Herrick District Library in Holland.“It was wonderful to have so many students commit themselves to reading over the summer for the opportunity to visit Lansing,” said Rep. García. “I look forward to hosting Lydia and Katriya at the State Capitol to give both a front row seat to our state government.”Rep. García will host both students in early 2017.A video of Rep. Garcia’s selecting the Rep for a Day honorees can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqXqTXOpA6g 09Nov Rep. Garcia names Hudsonville, Holland students as ‘Reps for a Day’ Categories: Garcia News,Newslast_img read more

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Apple is planning to sell subscriptions to some vi

first_imgApple is planning to sell subscriptions to some video services direct via its TV app rather than have users subscribe via apps individually, according to a report by Bloomberg.According to the report, which cites unnamed sources, Apple plans to roll out direct subscriptions next year as part of an attempt to boost its content subscription business.Bloomberg compared Apple’s strategy to the service offered by Amazon Channels, which enables users to sign up for premium video services by paying an annual subscription fee on top of their Amazon Prime subscription.Apple launched its TV app a couple of years ago after various stalled attempts to break into the subscription TV world. The company reportedly dropped plans to launch a live OTT TV service after failing to strike deals with potential media partners.The app currently presents a unified view of content that users can access, but they need to exit the Apple app and enter the ecosystem of the relevant third-party provider to subscribe to or purchase shows.The consumer electronics giant has struggled to break into the TV world in a big way. While sales of content via the iTunes store make it a major player in this market, it has failed to create a subscription offering to match that of rivals such as Amazon. Sales of its Apple TV box meanwhile trail those of rivals including Roku, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV in the US.Apple is planning to release a range of family-friendly original TV shows next year, following meetings with producers and TV executives. However, the company has yet to confirm how it will distribute the shows.last_img read more

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Water fluoridation contributes to urinary fluoride levels in pregnant women in Canada

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 11 2018A new study led by York University researchers has found that fluoride levels in urine are twice as high for pregnant women living in Canadian cities where fluoride is added to public drinking water as for those living in cities that do not add fluoride to public water supplies.The study “Community Water Fluoridation and Urinary Fluoride Concentrations in a National Sample of Pregnant Women in Canada” was published today in  Environmental Health Perspectives. It is the first study in North America to examine how fluoride in water contributes to urinary fluoride levels in pregnant women. The research was conducted as part of a larger study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigating whether early life exposure to fluoride affects the developing brain.”We found that fluoride in drinking water was the major source of exposure for pregnant women living in Canada. Women living in fluoridated communities have two times the amount of fluoride in their urine as women living in non-fluoridated communities,” said Christine Till, an associate professor of Psychology in York’s Faculty of Health and lead author on the study.The Maternal Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) study recruited 2,001 pregnant women between 2008 and 2011. The women lived in 10 large cities across Canada. Seven of the cities (Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Sudbury, Halifax, Edmonton and Winnipeg) added fluoride to municipal water while three (Vancouver, Montreal and Kingston) did not.Urine samples were collected during each trimester of pregnancy for over 1,500 women. Fluoride levels in municipal water treatment plants that provided water to each women’s home were obtained. Information about each woman’s demographics, lifestyle and medical history was also collected.Related StoriesResearch team to create new technology for tackling concussionStudy offers clues about how to prevent brain inflammation in Alzheimer’sStudy provides new insight into longitudinal decline in brain network integrity associated with agingIn addition to fluoridated water, sources of fluoride can include toothpastes, mouth rinses, as well as processed beverages and food, especially those made with fluoridated water. Beyond water, products such as tea have previously been found to have high concentrations of natural fluoride.In this study, fluoride level in water was the main determinant of fluoride level in the women’s urine. Higher consumption of black tea was also correlated with higher levels of urinary fluoride in pregnant women.The levels of fluoride among pregnant women living in fluoridated communities in Canada were similar with levels reported in a prior study of pregnant women living in Mexico City where fluoride is added to table salt.”This finding is concerning because prenatal exposure to fluoride in the Mexican sample has been associated with lower IQ in children. New evidence published today in Environment International also reported an association between higher levels of fluoride in pregnancy and inattentive behaviours among children in the same Mexican sample,” said Till.The research team, including experts from Simon Fraser University, Université Laval, Indiana University, University of Montreal and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, is investigating whether prenatal exposure to fluoride in Canadian children results in IQ deficits, similar to the Mexican study.Fluoride has been added to public drinking water in Canadian and American communities since the 1940s as a means of preventing tooth decay. Today, about 40 per cent of Canadians and 74 percent of the U.S. population on public water supplies receive fluoridated water. Source:https://www.yorku.ca/last_img read more

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Multidisciplinary team successfully performs complex surgery on patient suffering from enlarged skull

Dec 14 2018A 2-year-old girl with an extreme form of hydrocephalus could someday lead a more normal life, thanks to a remarkable surgical intervention aided by state-of-the-art technologies used by a leading pediatric team supervised by two assistants professors of medicine at Université de Montréal.The child, who underwent two operations at CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital in Montreal, including a total cranial vault reconstruction, could not even sit upright because of the size and weight of her head. Her brain was being compressed by an excess of cerebrospinal fluid.Related StoriesHome-based support network helps stroke patients adjust after hospital dischargeTen-fold rise in tongue-tie surgery for newborns ‘without any real strong data’Study: Two-thirds of pneumonia patients receive more antibiotics than they probably needUsing virtual modelling and three-dimensional technology supported by a 3D printer, and after a 12-hour operation, surgeons were able to open the child’s abnormally large skull and reconstruct it to closer to normal dimensions. Prior to the procedure, her skull contained three litres of cerebrospinal fluid, while the normal amount is 150 millilitres. To achieve this amazing feat, the team made a detailed model of the girl’s skull, numbering the sections so they could later put them back in place, somewhat like a puzzle.”Our little patient suffered from an enlarged skull, otherwise known as extreme macrocrania,” said Dr. Alexander Weil, a pediatric neurosurgeon (MD, FRCSC, FAANS, FACS) at CHU Sainte-Justine. “If we hadn’t operated, she would have continued to be weighed down and immobilized by the size and weight of her head. This surgery gives us hope that she will now be able to develop and live more normally.” Added Dr. Daniel Borsuk, the hospital centre’s head of plastic surgery (MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACS): “The collaborative efforts of an experienced multidisciplinary team, which made it possible to successfully carry out this complex surgery.”The surgeons expressed their heartfelt thanks to all the health professionals who took part, as well as to the child’s family for placing their trust in the medical team. Source:https://www.umontreal.ca/ read more

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Galectins play a key role in the degeneration of cartilage in osteoarthritis

first_img Source:https://www.meduniwien.ac.at/web/en/about-us/news/detailsite/2018/news-im-dezember-2018/network-of-proteins-influences-the-advancement-of-osteoarthritis/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 19 2018A network of carbohydrate binding proteins – so-called galectins – plays an important role in the degeneration of cartilage in osteoarthritis. A research group at the MedUni Vienna was able to demonstrate this correlation, in cooperation with international study partners. In osteoarthritis, certain galectins are produced by the cartilage cells themselves and accelerate the degeneration process of the cartilage matrix.Whilst galectins do play a role in cartilage development during childhood growth, they essentially do not occur in healthy adult cartilage. The researchers working with Stefan Tögel from the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at the MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital have now discovered that the quantity of galectin-8 found in the cell samples was correspondingly greater with an increasing severity of cartilage degeneration. After its production, this protein is released by the cartilage cells and connects with the cell surfaces, where it causes inflammatory processes and accelerates the matrix degradation of the cartilage tissue. Other galectins, which are otherwise able to perform various functions in the cell, apparently also play an accelerating role here.Research in the field of glycobiologyIn previous studies, Stefan Tögel’s research group has succeeded in demonstrating for the first time the functional significance of glycobiology for the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, and has identified galectin-1 and galectin-3 as being inflammation accelerators. Glycobiology essentially describes the structure and function of glycans (sugar chains), which are able to influence a broad spectrum of biological processes through interaction with carbohydrate binding proteins (e.g. galectins).Related StoriesGlucosamine supplements could benefit the heartResearchers report new regenerative medicine approach for treating osteoarthritis of the kneeNew type of treatment for osteoarthritis shows promise for use in humans”Our approach in researching the role of glycobiology in osteoarthritis and other degenerative cartilage diseases is very new”, explains Stefan Tögel. “We are essentially treading new ground with our studies.” The aim is new therapy approaches in the treatment of osteoarthritis, which will halt its advancement. Because once cartilage tissue is lost, it can no longer be regenerated. For this purpose, it could be possible to develop antagonists for the respective galectins, which will prevent them from attaching to the cell surfaces. “Galectins may also be suitable as biomarkers, which will enable an early diagnosis through a blood test or with a sample of the synovial fluid”, explains Tögel.Osteoarthritis – a widespread diseaseOsteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease, which leads to a change in the structure of cartilage and bone, and can even result in joint deformity. It usually results from many years of over-straining. Joint diseases are among the leading causes of chronic pain and immobility in old age, and constitute a serious socio-economic factor in the health sector due to the increasing life expectancy of the population. No treatment has been available to date, which could halt the progressive loss of cartilage tissue in an osteoarthritic joint, or even reverse this.last_img read more

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Immunotherapeutic antibody therapy to kill cancer has now progressed to patient testing

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 20 2019Developed by researchers at the University of Turku in Finland, an immunotherapeutic antibody therapy re-educates macrophages to activate passivated cytotoxic T cells to kill cancer. The antibody therapy prevented the growth of tumors in several mouse models. The development of the therapy has now progressed to patient testing in a phase I/II clinical trial.One reason behind many unsuccessful cancer treatments is the cancers’ ability to hijack the immune system to support its own growth. This is assisted by the so-called tumor-associated macrophages that can be educated by cancer cells to dampen anti-tumor immune responses. Macrophages are phagocytes that form the first line of defense towards invading pathogens and they have a crucial role in maintaining tissue homeostasis. Macrophages have a large repertoire of functions in immune activation and resolving inflammation.In collaboration with Academician of Science and Professor of Immunology Sirpa Jalkanen, Academy Research Fellow Maija Hollmén’s research group investigated the possibility to utilize tumor-associated macrophages to increase the immunological detection and killing of cancer cells. Professor Jalkanen has studied the function of Clever-1 for a long time. Previously, her group has observed that Clever-1 controls leukocyte trafficking between tissues.Published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the study found that blocking Clever-1 function on macrophages activated the immune system and was highly effective in inhibiting cancer progression.By inhibiting Clever-1 functions, tumor-associated macrophages that normally impair adaptive immune cell activation, such as cancer cell killing by cytotoxic T cells, were managed to be re-educated so that they had increased ability to present antigen and secrete pro-inflammatory cytokines leading to increased activation of killer T cells.Related StoriesTET proteins help regulate gene activity vital for normal antibody productionScripps CHAVD wins $129 million NIH grant to advance new HIV vaccine approachSynthetic antibody rapidly prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates- These results are highly promising and present a completely new way to activate anti-cancer immunity, says Doctoral Candidate Miro Viitala, who is the main author of the article.- Macrophages are an ideal drug development target as they express several molecules that can be activated or impaired to transfer the macrophages into cells that destroy cancer. In itself, this would increase beneficial inflammation in the tumor microenvironment, which would improve the efficiency of immune checkpoint inhibitors in those patients whose response is weak due to lack of tumor-specific T cell activation, continues Viitala.The antibody therapy targeting Clever-1 worked in the studied tumor mouse models as efficiently as the PD-1 antibody therapy that is in clinical use. The PD-1 antibody maintains the functionality of the killer T cells. It is notable that the Clever-1 antibody therapy targeting macrophages also increased the activity of the killer T cells efficiently.In certain mouse models of cancer, a combination of anti-Clever-1 and anti-PD-1 therapies prevented tumor growth and formation of metastases more effectively than either treatment alone.- Every cancer is different. Therefore, it is important to explore the types of cancer where Clever-1 antibody therapy most effectively works on and to find biomarkers that can be used to identify beforehand the patients that will benefit the most from this kind of therapy, concludes Viitala.Source: https://www.utu.fi/en/news/press-release/antibody-therapy-training-phagocytes-to-destroy-tumours-now-tested-on-patientslast_img read more

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Algorithm art fetches 432500 at NY auction Christies

first_img At first glance, “Edmond de Belamy,” the portrait of a gentleman dressed in black and framed in gold, could be any standard portrait from the 18th or 19th century.Up close, the image is more intriguing. The face is fuzzy and the picture seemingly unfinished. Instead of an artist’s signature, it bears the stamp of a mathematical formula on the bottom right.It’s the brainchild of French collective Obvious, whose aim is to use artificial intelligence to democratize art. To make the painting, artist Pierre Fautrel ran 15,000 classic portraits through a computer software.Once the software “understood the rules of portraiture,” using a new algorithm developed by Google researcher Ian Goodfellow, it then generated a series of new images by itself, Fautrel said.The French collective selected 11, calling them the “Belamy family,” one of which on Thursday fetched $432,500 at Christie’s in New York, the epicenter of the traditional art market.The price smashed its pre-sale estimates of $7,000 to $10,000. Christie’s said the work was snapped up by an anonymous telephone bidder after a five-way battle on the phone, online and one would-be buyer in the room.But is it art? Fautrel, 25, insists that it is.”Even if the algorithm creates the image,” he told AFP “we are the people who decided to do this, who decided to print it on canvas, sign it as a mathematical formula, put it in a gold frame.”‘Tipping point’He compared AI art to early photography of the 1850s, which he says critics rubbished at the time as “not being art and which would destroy artists.”Richard Lloyd, international head of prints and multiples at Christie’s, persuaded the collective to put the print up for sale in order to foster a debate about artificial intelligence in art.”I know it’s a debate that’s going on quite widely, I thought that in a way this marked a watershed—or slightly a tipping point,” he told AFP.Leaving aside the art debate, there are legal questions. Is the collective or the algorithm the artist? What are the copyright issues?For Lloyd, this is just the beginning of AI art.”This is developing incredibly fast. Only in five or 10 years we will look back on this and it will look very different,” he told AFP.”Artists who are great adopters of technology, they will seize AI,” he predicted. “Artists will use it to generate images which they will then modify … It will be quite seamless.”There is also a benefit to the client.”It gives you privilege that only very wealthy people in previous centuries had—to commission works of art painted just for you,” Lloyd said. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 AFP A portrait made by algorithm smashed new boundaries Thursday, selling for $432,500 and becoming the first piece of Artificial Intelligence art sold at a major auction house, Christie’s said. When the line between machine and artist becomes blurred Citation: Algorithm art fetches $432,500 at NY auction: Christie’s (2018, October 25) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-algorithm-art-ny-auction-christie.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Why Havent All Primates Evolved into Humans

first_img Lucy belongs to one of the best known early human species, Australopithecus afarensis, which lived about 3.85 million to 2.95 million years ago. Credit: Copyright Field Museum; photographer John Weinstein “Some difference in habitat selection probably would’ve been the the first notable behavioral change,” Isbell said. “To get bipedalism going, our ancestors would have gone into habitats that didn’t have closed canopies. They would have had to travel more on the ground in places where trees were more spread out.” The rest is human evolutionary history. As for the chimps, just because they stayed in the trees doesn’t mean they stopped evolving. A genetic analysis published in 2010 suggests that their ancestors split from ancestral bonobos 930,000 years ago, and that the ancestors of three living subspecies diverged 460,000 years ago. Central and eastern chimps became distinct only 93,000 years ago. “They’re clearly doing a good job at being chimps,” Pobiner said. “They’re still around, and as long as we don’t destroy their habitat, they probably will be” for many years to come. Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoComparisons.orgCalifornia Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read ThisComparisons.orgNucificTop Dr. Reveals The 1 Nutrient Your Gut Must HaveNucificUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndo While we were migrating around the globe, inventing agriculture and visiting the moon, chimpanzees — our closest living relatives — stayed in the trees, where they ate fruit and hunted monkeys. Modern chimps have been around for longer than modern humans have (less than 1 million years compared to 300,000 for Homo sapiens, according to the most recent estimates), but we’ve been on separate evolutionary paths for 6 million or 7 million years. If we think of chimps as our cousins, our last common ancestor is like a great, great grandmother with only two living descendants. But why did one of her evolutionary offspring go on to accomplish so much more than the other? [Chimps vs. Humans: How Are We Different?]  AdvertisementIs Pumpkin (Everything) Good for You?This time of year, it seems like pumpkin-flavored options are available for pretty much everything. But is all this pumpkin healthy?Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Can Gasoline Go Bad?01:13关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/32503-why-havent-all-primates-evolved-into-humans.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:3201:32  Why Do Some Animals Eat Their Own Poop?center_img Why Humans Outlive Apes Could Evolution Ever Bring Back the Dinosaurs? “The reason other primates aren’t evolving into humans is that they’re doing just fine,” Briana Pobiner, a paleoanthropologist at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., told Live Science. All primates alive today, including mountain gorillas in Uganda, howler monkeys in the Americas, and lemurs in Madagascar, have proven that they can thrive in their natural habitats. “Evolution isn’t a progression,” said Lynne Isbell, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Davis. “It’s about how well organisms fit into their current environments.” In the eyes of scientists who study evolution, humans aren’t “more evolved” than other primates, and we certainly haven’t won the so-called evolutionary game. While extreme adaptability lets humans manipulate very different environments to meet our needs, that ability isn’t enough to put humans at the top of the evolutionary ladder. Take, for instance, ants. “Ants are as or more successful than we are,” Isbell told Live Science. “There are so many more ants in the world than humans, and they’re well-adapted to where they’re living.” While ants haven’t developed writing (though they did invent agriculture long before we existed), they’re enormously successful insects. They just aren’t obviously excellent at all of the things humans tend to care about, which happens to be the things humans excel at. “We have this idea of the fittest being the strongest or the fastest, but all you really have to do to win the evolutionary game is survive and reproduce,” Pobiner said. Our ancestors’ divergence from ancestral chimps is a good example. While we don’t have a complete fossil record for humans or chimps, scientists have combined fossil evidence with genetic and behavioral clues gleaned from living primates to learn about the now-extinct species whose descendants would become humans and chimps. “We don’t have its remains, and I’m not sure if we’d be able to place it with certainty in the human lineage it if we did,” Isbell said. Scientists think this creature looked more like a chimpanzee than a human, and it probably spent most of its time in the canopy of forests dense enough that it could travel from tree to tree without touching the ground, Isbell said. Scientists think ancestral humans began distinguishing themselves from ancestral chimps when they started spending more time on the ground. Perhaps our ancestors were looking for food as they explored new habitats, Isbell said. “Our earliest ancestors that diverged from our common ancestor with chimpanzees would have been adept at both climbing in trees and walking on the ground,” Isbell said. It was more recently — maybe 3 million years ago — that these ancestors’ legs began to grow longer and their big toes turned forward, allowing them to become mostly full-time walkers.last_img read more

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Karnataka Speaker to decide on MLAs resignations today more threaten to quitKarnataka

first_imgKarnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy state politics COMMENTS Congress to seek resignation of all Cabinet ministers to placate rebels COMMENT Karnataka SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img 0 July 08, 2019 As all eyes are on Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, who on Tuesday is expected to take the crucial decision whether he will accept the resignation of the 12 MLAs. His decision will decide the fate of the coalition government in the State.In an another setback to the Janata Dal Secular-Congress coalition, senior Congress MLA Roshan Baig on Monday threatened to quit the party and join the BJP. “I’m hurt by the way Congress has treated me, I’ll resign from as MLA and join the BJP,” he said. Two independent MLAs were the latest to quit the State Cabinet and have openly showed support to the BJP. Congress’ key trouble shooter DK Shivakumar has left Bengaluru. Amidst all these developments, it is said that on Congress’ direction, rebel MLAs are being moved out of Mumbai. The JD(S), after the legislative party meeting Monday evening, has shifted all its MLAs from Bengaluru to a resort near Nandi Hills near Devanahalli.On Saturday, nine Congress and three JD(S) MLAs had tendered resignations from their Assembly seats by submitting a letter to Speakers’ office, leaving the coalition government in deep crisis. After Independent MLAs — Nagesh and Shankar — withdrew their support, the strength of the JD(S)-Congress coalition has been reduced to 116 (Congress-78, JD(S)-37 and BSP-1), besides the Speaker.With the support of two independent MLAs, the BJP has 107 seats in the 224-member House. The party needs to cross 113-majority mark in order to form the government. As these developments played out, the BJP has called for State-wide protest demanding Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s resignation.CLP MeetAhead of the CLP meet, Congress leaders KC Venugopal, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Siddaramaiah, G Parameshwara, MB Patil and Eshwar Khandre are holding a meeting at an undisclosed location, with legal advisers to discuss about the further action against the MLAs who have resigned.Earlier in the day, senior Congress leaders assembled at Deputy Chief Minister’s house to take stock of the political situation in the State. It was here a decision was taken to seek resignations of all ministers.Former Chief Minister and JD(S)-Congress coordination panel chief Siddaramaiah said, “I had told them (rebel MLAs) earlier also that everyone cannot be included at the same time, so the Cabinet will be reshuffled after 20 months of the government coming into existence. Now, we will advance that period and this government will remain stable.”Siddaramaiah further said he tried to be in contact with dissident MLAs, but could not reach them on over phone. “But I am confident that all of them will return to the party fold. The BJP will fail in its sixth attempt to destabilise this government.”Replying to a question about possibility of postponing the Winter Session — scheduled for July 12 — he said, “The Session will be held as scheduled and things will become clear with in next 24 hours.”AICC Karnataka in-charge K C Venugopal blamed BJP Central leadership for the present crisis in Karnataka. “The BJP after Lok Sabha election is trying to destabilise non-BJP governments right from West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and now they have come to Karnataka,” he said. SHARE Published onlast_img read more

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MATTA partners with four ehailing companies

first_img Metro News 1d ago RM10mil worth of sales expected at Johor MATTA fair {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang. Related News Related Newscenter_img Tech News 2d ago Halal Holiday launched to cater to Muslim tourists KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) will be partnering with four e-hailing companies to list its members’ transport services on ride-hailing apps, says association president Datuk Tan Kok Liang. AdChoices广告MATTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with four e-hailing operators, Dacsee Sdn Bhd (Dacsee), Ideal Technology Advancement Sdn Bhd (Ciaz2u), Mula Car International Sdn Bhd and Neo Urban Consolidated Sdn Bhd (Nuccar) on Friday (July 12).”The tours and travel industry has a significant fleet of vehicles such as car rentals, vans, buses which are all licensed with skilled drivers,” said Tan.”We want to make it easier for travellers to Malaysia. Instead of doing pre-bookings, we can give visitors and tourists more options through e-hailing apps upon arrival,” he added at a press conference after signing the MOU at Sunway Putra Hotel. Metro News 09 Jul 2019 Best Tour Operator honour for travel agencylast_img read more

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5 employees suspended for remaining absent from duty in JKs Rajouri

first_img5 employees suspended for remaining absent from duty in J-K’s RajouriA team of officers of the district administration inspected 11 offices of various government departments located at the district headquarter and found five employees absent without leave.advertisement Press Trust of India JammuJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:57 IST Government offices inspected including Geology and Mining office | REUTERS image for representationHIGHLIGHTSA team of officers of district administration inspected 11 offices of various government departmentsFive employees from different departments were suspended in RajouriThey were suspended for remaining absent from dutyFive government employees of different departments were suspended for remaining absent from duty on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said.A team of officers of the district administration inspected 11 offices of various government departments located at the district headquarter and found five employees absent without leave, they said.The government offices inspected are the Animal Husbandry Department, Sales Tax office, Geology and Mining office, Excise and Taxation office, IWMP office, Child Development Project Office, General Provident office, District Forest office (Social Forestry), Cooperatives office, Fisheries Office and the Pollution Control Board office.The employees were placed under suspension, they said.Also Read | Amit Shah’s mission Kashmir banks on newly elected panch, sarpanch for developmentAlso Read | Preparing to hold Jammu & Kashmir elections by end of 2019, says Amit ShahAlso Watch | India Today investigation: Know what is happening in Jammu & KashmirFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow Jammu and KashmirFollow Rajouri Nextlast_img read more

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