Town of Taylor expands cemetery makes changes

first_imgFebruary 20, 2019 Town of Taylor expands cemetery, makes changes By Toni Gibbons         The Taylor Town Council voted unanimously in favor of opening the newest section of the Reed Hatch Memorial Cemetery and changing two rules within the town’s cemetery code to makeSubscribe or log in to read the rest of this content. Bottom Adcenter_img Photo by Toni GibbonsSnowflake-Taylor Police Chief Larry Scarber (left) along with Lieutenant Robert Martin (center) shared with the Taylor Town Council the advantages of combining emergency dispatch services with the Show Low Police Department at the Feb. 12 special meeting. Also pictured is Town Clerk Geri Judd (right).last_img

Chhattisgarh encounter Three women among four Naxals killed in Dhamtari district

first_img Anysuya Uikey is new Chhattisgarh governor, Harishchandran to take charge of Andhra Pradesh Related News Who is Anysuya Uikey? By PTI |Raipur | Published: July 6, 2019 12:19:24 pm The skirmish took place in the morning in the forests between Khallari and Mechka villages when a team of the Special Task Force (STF) was out on an anti-naxal operation, state’s Deputy Inspector General (anti-naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.“After the exchange of fire stopped, bodies of four cadres, including three women, were recovered from the spot, along with seven firearms,” he added.The search operation is still underway, he said. Chhattisgarh encounter: Three women among four Naxals killed in Dhamtari district A search operation in underway. (Representational Image/Devanand Sakharkar)Four Naxals, including three women, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district on Saturday, police said. Advertising Chhattisgarh: Woman Naxal killed in encounter with police Post Comment(s)last_img read more

Child suicide bomber kills five at wedding in Afghanistan

first_img Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats By AP |Kabul | Published: July 12, 2019 1:46:28 pm 1 Comment(s) Related News Advertising afghanistan news, afghanistan suicide bombing, afghanistan suicide bombing deaths, afghanistan bomb attack, suicide bombing, afghanistan wedding suicide bombing, taliban attack, is attack, Pachirwa Agham, Nangarhar province, world news, indian express An injured man receives treatment at the hospital, after a suicide attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. (REUTERS)A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others. Despite Afghan-Taliban peace talks, war on civilians continue Taliban car bomb kills at least 12 in attack on Afghan security compound Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organized by Malik Toor, a commander of a pro-government militia.Toor died in the attack, and officials said he was the likely target of the bomber. The attack took place in Pachirwa Agham district of Nangarhar province.No one took responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State affiliate have a strong presence in eastern Afghanistan, and the IS group is headquartered in Nangarhar province.last_img read more

Drug combo shows promise for treating sleep apnea

first_img Presynaptic neuron During decades of lab experiments and dozens of clinical trials, scientists have searched in vain for drugs to defeat obstructive sleep apnea, the risky and increasingly prevalent condition in which a person’s upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, causing them to briefly stop breathing dozens or hundreds of times each night. Now, a new drug combination has reawakened hopes.A team led by researchers in Boston has identified a pair of medications—approved for other uses and with solid safety records—that appear to work in concert during sleep to activate the muscles that dilate the upper airway. In a study of 20 patients, the scientists found that a combination of atomoxetine and oxybutynin, taken as two pills at bedtime, reduced patients’ frequency of airway obstruction—called the apnea-hypopnea index, or AHI—from a median of 28.5 hourly obstructions on placebo to 7.5 on the pills. In the 15 patients with the highest AHIs, the median reduction was 74%—and every patient experienced at least a 50% reduction, Andrew Wellman and Luigi Taranto-Montemurro at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston reported today at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress in Paris. Patients’ blood oxygenation also improved strikingly, the group found.“We’ve never had a drug combination, or any sort of a drug, that consistently improved everybody’s AHI. That’s actually unbelievably exciting,” says Sigrid Veasey of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), a physician-researcher who studies sleep. It’s “a great first step,” adds Martina Mason, a sleep physician at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, U.K., who co-authored a 2013 review of 30 previous, underwhelming drug trials. Email Collapsed By Meredith WadmanSep. 17, 2018 , 4:00 AM Brainstem neurons Uvula Drug combo shows promise for treating sleep apnea Trachea The trial turned up one potentially problematic finding: Although the drug combination reduced patients’ AHIs, their number of subconscious arousals—the subtle awakenings that leave patients exhausted—remained high. But if this combination proves safe and effective in larger trials, it could free many sleep apnea patients from the current gold-standard remedy, the cumbersome “continuous positive airway pressure” (CPAP) machines that blow air into the throat to keep the airway open, but require users to wear a mask and headgear at night.Mason, Veasey, and other sleep apnea experts caution, however, that the findings are extremely preliminary. They note that the pilot study, although double-blind and randomized, included just a small number of patients who took the drug combination for just 1 night.The search for sleep apnea treatments has become pressing as its prevalence has grown, as widespread noncompliance with CPAP has been charted and as researchers have documented the disease’s long-term dangers. In addition to enduring daytime sleepiness, sleep apnea sufferers—some 13% of U.S. men and 6% of women aged 30 to 70—are at higher risk for depression, cognitive impairment, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and premature death. The obesity epidemic is thought to be increasing the incidence of sleep apnea, though thin individuals can also be afflicted. Acetylcholine Hypoglossal nerve Normal Opening a blocked airwayIn obstructive sleep apnea, the muscles that maintain an open upper airway collapse repeatedly. The hypoglossal nerve controls many of these muscles, including the crucial tongue muscle, the genioglossus. A pair of drugs that acts on the nerve may help keep airways open.Oxybutynin blocks receptors for acetylcho- line on hypoglossal motorneurons, making the genioglossus muscle more responsive during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. BSIP SA/Alamy Stock Photo Wellman, a physician who has been studying sleep apnea since 2001, began to test various drugs for the condition in clinical trials more than 10 years ago. “I had given up, really,” he recalls. Then, in 2015, an enthusiastic postdoc, Taranto-Montemurro, arrived in his lab. Wellman reluctantly let him launch a new trial of a drug combination suggested by animal studies from other labs. “I wasn’t really happy about it,” Wellman says, “until all of a sudden the data started coming in.”Atomoxetine, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002 to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, increases messaging in the brain by the excitatory neurotransmitter norepinephrine, whose levels normally fall off markedly during sleep. Giving a stimulating drug at bedtime seems counterintuitive. But animal work led by Richard Horner, a sleep physiologist at the University of Toronto in Canada, had shown that injecting rats with a norepinephrine-mimicking drug in an area of the brainstem that controls the hypoglossal nerve, which powers the upper airway muscles, improved activity of the genioglossus, a large tongue muscle that is critical for keeping the throat open. The drug was consistently effective only during nonrapid eye movement sleep, not during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, when throat muscles are especially prone to relaxation and collapse, making sleep apnea worse.The other half of the combination, oxybutynin, improves genioglossus responsiveness during REM sleep. Again, work by Horner’s team provided the crucial clue. It found that during REM sleep the neurotransmitter acetylcholine acts on certain receptors on the hypoglossal nerve to powerfully inhibit activation of the genioglossus. Oxybutynin, Wellman and Taranto-Montemurro knew, blocks acetylcholine’s action at the same receptors—and it had a long track record as a marketed drug used for decades to treat overactive bladder.As the drug pair progresses through clinical trials, sleep apnea specialists will be watching to see whether the drugs actually reduce subconscious arousals and improve sleep quality. “What if you can improve the AHI, the obstructions, but the patients are as sleepy as they were before the treatment?” asks UPenn’s Leszek Kubin, a neurophysiologist who studies the mechanisms of sleep-disordered breathing.The study researchers propose that the patients’ arousals may have been due to the invasive instrumentation attached to them during the night, and the associated discomfort. And they note that in the 13 patients with the highest AHIs, the number of arousals did decline a statistically significant amount on the pill combination.Some are already betting that the drug pair, on which a patent for use in sleep apnea is expected to be published next month, will find a large and eager market. Apnimed, Inc., a new Cambridge, Massachusetts, company formed to commercialize the discovery, recently landed $25 million from Morningside Venture Capital in Newton, Massachusetts. It is planning a phase II trial involving more than 100 patients, to study dosing and side effects, says CEO Larry Miller. (Wellman and Taranto-Montemurro have a financial interest in the firm but are not involved with planning or running the trial.)Sleep physicians note that side effects unrelated to breathing may make the drug combination a nonstarter for some sleep apnea patients. In a population at risk for hypertension and heart attacks, the stimulant effects of atomoxetine will have to be watched. And oxybutynin’s dampening effect on bladder muscle activity may prove problematic for a typical group with sleep apnea: “old men who have trouble urinating in the night,” says J. Steven Poceta, a sleep physician at the Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. Still, he says, he’s excited about the drug combination’s promise. “It could be great for a lot of people.” Atomoxetine preventsnorepinephrine frombeing resorbed byneurons that release it,increasing its signal. Inconcert with oxybutynin,it boosts responsivenessof the genioglossus innon-REM sleep. Genioglossus V. ALTOUNIAN/SCIENCE Without treatment Esophagus People with sleep apnea often resort to machines that force air into their throats as they sleep, but a small trial suggests two drugs combined could offer a pharmaceutical alternative. 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NextGeneration 7nm Chips Headed for Fall iPhones Report

first_imgIf Apple should put the chips in the iPhones it’s expected to release this fall, it would be one of the first phone makers to use them in a consumer device.The move could give Apple a leg up on competitors Samsung and Qualcomm, who aren’t ready to mass produce the chips yet.Samsung Electronics plans to start mass producing 7nm chips next year, it announced Tuesday.It’s believed that Qualcomm, the world’s largest producer of chips for mobile phones, is close to finalizing its designs incorporating the technology.That means Apple could bring 7nm technology to consumers months before its rivals can do it.”It’s hard to judge right now, because Qualcomm hasn’t announced anything yet, but I’d expect Apple’s lead to be less than six months,” Kevin Krewell, principal analyst at Tirias Research, told TechNewsWorld.”Everyone is going to have these chips eventually,” remarked Bob O’Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research.”Apple may have a slight timing advantage, but it will be very slight,” he told TechNewsWorld. Better Battery Life and Performance Leg Up on Competitors Apple has ramped up production of its new 7-nanometer processor for its upcoming crop of iPhones.The new processor will be smaller, faster and more efficient than the 10nm processor in Apple’s current iPhone line, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with matter.Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, one of Apple’s partners, has begun mass production of the chip, which is expected to be called the “A12,” according to the report.TSMC earlier this year announced that it had begun producing 7nm chips, but it didn’t reveal at that time for whom it was producing the silicon, Bloomberg noted.It is very likely that Apple has began mass producing 7nm chips, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.”The move to 7nm silicon was one of the reasons Apple shifted an increasing amount of business to TSMC and away from Samsung,” he told TechNewsWorld.”Assuming that chip yields can support Apple’s manufacturing needs, I expect we’ll see iPhones with the new chips later this year,” King added. Where 7nm technology will have the most impact will be at the high-end of the mobile market, Pund-IT’s King noted.”Few other vendors are likely to be much interested,” he said.Being early to market with the technology has another benefit for Apple: It can crow about the technical superiority of its iPhones.”That’s important to a sizable number of the company’s customers,” King maintained.Consumers ought to see phones with longer battery life and better performance with the new chips. The chips also are smaller, so would be possible to make the phones smaller, although it’s likely the additional space will be used for more hardware.”The benefits consumers will see aren’t likely to be earthshaking, but the new handsets should be incrementally better than previous-gen iPhones,” King said.Apple reportedly plans to launch at least three new phones in the fall: a larger version of the iPhone X; an update of the current iPhone X; and a smaller iPhone with some of the X’s features but with a conventional LCD display.center_img Shrinking Atoms Shrinking a processor’s size has been the industry’s answer to improving performance, but that’s becoming more and more difficult to do.”The problem we’re facing now is that the size reductions we’re getting are very modest,” Technalysis’ O’Donnell noted.”We used to make big jumps in physical size,” he continued. “Now the jumps are much, much smaller. You’re down to changes that are a few atoms wide.”While Apple takes pride in the advances it makes in processor technology, consumers don’t stand in line to buy a phone because it has the latest processor technology.”I don’t see the new chips driving significant numbers of new users and customers to Apple,” said Pund-IT’s King.”Phones are about a lot more than just chips,” O’Donnell said. “Chips are important — but just a piece of the overall puzzle.” John P. Mello Jr. has been an ECT News Network reportersince 2003. His areas of focus include cybersecurity, IT issues, privacy, e-commerce, social media, artificial intelligence, big data and consumer electronics. He has written and edited for numerous publications, including the Boston Business Journal, theBoston Phoenix, Megapixel.Net and GovernmentSecurity News. Email John.last_img read more

Researchers propose new contactless method for measuring blood flow in the upper

first_img Source:http://news.ifmo.ru/en/science/life_science/news/7960/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 29 2018The research team from Russia proposed a new contactless method for measuring blood flow in the upper limbs. The method is based on video recording of the skin surface under green light measuring the absorption of red blood cells. This helps to see how effective the circulatory system and the blood flow regulation are. The experimental results showed that the proposed method is not inferior in accuracy to the traditional one. However, it is easier to use, cheaper and fits more patients. The work was published in Biomedical Optics Express.Measuring blood flow in the limbs is an important diagnostic indicator. By studying how effectively the heart supplies blood to the limbs, we can see if the the cardiovascular system works well and if the blood flow is regulated effectively. Today, researchers usually use contact (or tensiometric) methods of occlusive plethysmography to measure blood flow in the limbs. Such an approach is based on recording changes in the volume or diameter of a limb due to its filling with blood during venous occlusion.A way of affecting the blood flow, occlusion happens when venous outflow is stopped by applying a slight pressure on the arm without interrupting the arteries. As a result, it is possible to determine the blood flow equal to the increase in the volume of the limb due to the blood flow from the heart. However, contact measurement systems are difficult to configure and use. In addition, such methods are expensive and require adaptation for each new patient.To overcome the limitations of standard methods, scientists from ITMO University and Almazov National Medical Research Center developed a contactless system for measuring blood flow in the upper limbs. It is based on photoplethysmography. This technique is capable of tracking changes in the blood supply of the skin using video recording of the absorption of green light. When green light hits a red blood cell, the reflected wave changes its polarization. The camera registers only this modified signal and tracks when it gets most intense. The reason for the increase in light absorption during venous occlusion can be explained by the increase in the number of red blood cells, most likely due to the expansion of the small veins of the upper layer of the skin.To assess the accuracy of measurements using the new system, scientists conducted a series of experiments and compared the values ??obtained by traditional and new methods. Experimental measurements were performed on healthy volunteers. The signal was recorded for several cycles of venous occlusion. The results of cold stress effect on the vessels work obtained by a new method, almost completely coincided with the results of traditional measurements.”In this research project, we used four cameras for contactless measurements to ensure the registration of the signal from all sides of the hand. This would allow us to identify the heterogeneity of the signal, if it occurs due to the difference in how capillaries work in different parts of the skin. We developed special software, ordered and assembled the equipment necessary to synchronize and simultaneously process the data stream from the four cameras. Yet, during the study, we saw that the difference was not that great, which means that in the future measurements can be carried out with only one camera,” comments Alexei Kamshilin, member of the International Scientific and Technical Center “Computational Optics, Photonics and Image Visualization” of ITMO University.Related StoriesInnovative microfluidic device simplifies study of blood cells, opens new organ-on-chip possibilitiesHealthy blood vessels could help stave off cognitive declineDon’t Miss the Blood-Brain Barrier Drug Delivery (B3DD) Summit this AugustThe proposed method does not directly measure the total skin and muscular blood flow. However, research has confirmed that the measurement of skin blood flow is subject to the same regulatory effects as the general blood flow in a limb. The proposed contactless method is not inferior to the traditional one in accuracy, but it is cheaper, easier to use, suitable for most patients and can be applied not only to the upper but also to the lower limbs without additional optimization. Right now, scientists are working to adapt the proposed method for the legs.The researchers found that by registering a change in the absorption of green color by the skin during the venous occlusion, it is possible to determine the state of blood flow in its upper layers. Changing the conditions of the experiment influences the tone of blood vessels and affects the speed of the blood flow. This allows assessing the vascular resistance regulation by the nervous system and other control mechanisms. Such regulation flaws are observed in a number of diseases accompanied by damage to nerves and blood vessels.”Our ultimate goal is the creation of a convenient medical device for assessing blood flow in both upper and lower limbs, since the registration of blood flow disorders in the legs has an important additional diagnostic potential. Thus, in diabetes, complications most often affect the skin of the lower limbs. There is even such term as “diabetic foot”. The new technique will be of interest to both endocrinologists and vascular surgeons who are engaged in the treatment of varicose veins of the lower limbs, as well as the restoration of blood flow in patients with atherosclerosis of arteries. At the same time, many changes in the regulation can be established at sufficiently early stages of the disease when prevention and treatment are most effective,” notes Oleg Mamontov, member of the Department of Functional Diagnostics of the Almazov Center.last_img read more

Study finds pain sensitization as key risk factor for persistent knee pain

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 31 2018Becoming more sensitive to pain, or pain sensitization, is an important risk factor for developing persistent knee pain in osteoarthritis, according to a new study by researchers at Université de Montréal and its affiliated Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital Research Centre (CRHMR), in collaboration with researchers at Boston University. Their findings were published Oct. 11 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology.Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of pain and altered joint function, affecting 302 million adults worldwide. It can lead to chronic disability, frequently in the knee joint. Past research suggests that a number of factors outside of structural pathology may contribute to pain in patients with OA.”Understanding the factors that contribute to the development of persistent pain is critical to improving our ability to prevent its onset and the transition to more persistent pain,” said lead author Lisa Carlesso, an assistant professor at UdeM’s School of Rehabilitation and a scientist at CRHMR, part of the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.Related StoriesNew technology to harvest energy from the human kneeCommon traits keep many patients with knee cartilage issues from participating in clinical trialsLow-income patients at increased risk of catastrophic amputation after knee joint replacementShe and her team analyzed data from a multicentre OA study that followed 852 adults (ages 50-79) with or at risk of knee OA but who were free of persistent knee pain at the beginning of the study. Sociodemographic data, pain sensitization measurements, as well as risk factors traditionally associated with knee pain such as psychological factors, widespread pain and poor sleep were collected on the participants, who then were followed for development of persistent knee pain over two years.The researchers used the risk factors and pain sensitization data to identify four distinct subgroups called pain susceptibility phenotypes (PSPs). They found these PSPs were primarily characterized by varying degrees of pain sensitization. The PSP with the highest degree of sensitization had the highest risk of developing persistent knee pain. Female gender, non-Caucasian race and age 65+ were significant sociodemographic predictors of being a member of the PSP with the highest degree of sensitization.The researchers believe identifying these PSPs is an important step in understanding the complex pathology of knee osteoarthritis. “Our findings suggest that therapy aimed at prevention or improvement of pain sensitization may be a novel approach to preventing persistent knee pain,” said co-author Tuhina Neogi, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health. “Preventing pain is crucial to improving quality of life and function in patients who suffer from OA.”Source: https://nouvelles.umontreal.ca/en/article/2018/10/30/becoming-more-sensitive-to-pain-increases-the-risk-of-knee-pain-not-going-away/last_img read more

Brain may have more influence on lifespan and sexual maturity of humans

first_img Source:https://www.vanderbilt.edu/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 31 2018New Vanderbilt research finds how long humans and other  live–and when they reach sexual maturity– may have more to do with their brain than their body. More specifically, it is not animals with larger bodies or slower metabolic rates that live longer; it is animals with more neurons in the cerebral cortex, whatever the size of the body.”Whether you’re looking at birds or primates or humans, the number of neurons that you find in the cortex of a species predicts around 75 percent of all of the variation in longevity across species,” said study author associate professor of psychology and biological sciences Suzana Herculano-Houzel.Body size and metabolism, in comparison, to usual standards for comparing animals, only predicted between 20-30 percent of longevity depending on species, and left many inconsistencies, like birds that live ten times longer than mammals of same size.Most importantly, humans were considered to be a “special” evolutionary oddity, with long childhood and postmenopausal periods. But this research, published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, finds that’s not accurate. Humans take just as long to mature as expected of their number of cortical neurons – and live just as long as expected thereafter.THE STUDYIn the study, Herculano-Houzel examined more than 700 warm-blooded animal species from the AnAge database which collects comprehensive longevity records. She then compared these records with her extensive data on the number of neurons in the brains of different species of animals.Herculano-Houzel color-coded the data for hundreds of species and found that parrots and songbirds, including corvids, live systematically longer than primates of similar body mass, which in turn live longer than non-primate mammals of similar body mass.”Likewise, for similar specific basal metabolic rates, parrots and songbirds live longer and take longer to reach sexual maturity than many mammalian species, especially non-primates,” said Herculano-Houzel.She had seen that pattern before: her previous studies determining what brains are made of showed that parrots and songbirds have more cortical neurons than similar-sized primates, which have more cortical neurons than any other mammal of comparable body size.Her new analysis confirmed her suspicion: that longevity increases uniformly across warm-blooded species together with the absolute number of neurons in the cerebral cortex.”The more cortical neurons a species has, the longer it lives – doesn’t matter if it is a bird, a primate or some other mammal, how large it is, and how fast it burns energy”, says Herculano-Houzel.ARE HUMANS UNIQUE? ASK GRANDMAAnthropologists and researchers interested in evolution and human behavior have been working under the assumption that one of the ways the human species is unique is that humans have an uncommonly long childhood and adolescent period to allow for learning and social interactions. If larger animals live longer, then gorillas should live longer than humans – but they don’t: humans outlive them. One favored hypothesis is that being cared for by grandmothers could have led humans to delayed sexual maturity and increased postmenopausal longevity beyond the expected.But Herculano-Houzel’s new data show that humans are not an exception from other mammalian species. Given the number of neurons in our cortex, humans take as long as they should to reach sexual maturity – and live just as long as expected for their number of neurons. Body size, it turns out, is irrelevant in matters of longevity.Related StoriesMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsWearing a hearing aid may mitigate dementia riskNew therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injury”Now we can say that humans spend just as long in childhood and live exactly as long after reaching maturity as you would expect for the number of neurons in our cerebral cortex,” said Herculano-Houzel.Which is longer, compared to other species – gorillas included -simply because humans have the most neurons in the cerebral cortex.”It makes sense that the more neurons you have in the cortex, the longer it should take a species to reach that point where it’s not only physiologically mature, but also mentally capable of being independent,” says Herculano-Houzel. “The delay also gives those species with more cortical neurons more time to learn from experience, as they interact with the environment.”And if longer lives also accompany more cortical neurons, those species will also enjoy a greater overlap between generations, and so more opportunities to pass along what they learned.”Which means that grandma is still fundamental in the lives of those with plenty of cortical neurons; she’s just probably not the reason why our species is long-lived,” argues Herculano-Houzel.FUNCTION OF THE CORTEXWhat is the link between having more neurons in the cortex and living longer lives? Herculano-Houzel says that’s the new big question researchers need to tackle.”The data suggest that warm-blooded species accumulate damages at the same rate as they age. But what curtails life are damages to the cerebral cortex, not the rest of the body; the more cortical neurons you have, the longer you will still have enough to keep your body functional”, she says.Contrary to the rest of the body, which gets new cells that replenish old ones, cortical neurons are thought to have to last a lifetime.While the cortex is usually associated with cognition, Herculano-Houzel believes a much more basic function of the cortex is key to longevity.”The cortex is the part of your brain that is capable of making our behavior complex and flexible, yes, but that extends well beyond cognition and doing mental math and logic reasoning,” said Herculano-Houzel. “The cerebral cortex also gives your body adaptability, as it adjusts and learns how to react to stresses and predict them. That includes keeping your physiological functions running smoothly and making sure your heart rate, your respiratory rate, and your metabolism are on track with what you’re doing, with how you feel, and with what you expect to happen next. And that, apparently, is a key factor that impacts longevity,” she adds.BRAIN SOUPHerculano-Houzel pioneered the method for rapidly and accurately measuring the number of neurons in brains. She creates “brain soup” by taking brain tissue and breaking down the cells, then applying fluorescent tags to the nuclei floating in the “brain soup” and counting them.In collaboration with Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Psychology Jon Kaas, she studied how many neurons compose different primate brains, including great apes. With colleagues in Brazil, she produced the first accurate count of the number of neurons in the human brain–an average 86 billion, which makes it simply an enlarged primate brain.TAKE CARE OF YOUR BRAIN!Aging starts once humans and other species reach adolescence, and there’s no way to gain back neurons. In fact, research shows humans can lose neurons in the prefrontal cortex. So Herculano-Houzel says taking good care of your mind, and keeping those cortical neurons healthy and busy, is the best bet to live long and well.last_img read more

Early plans can improve quality of life for hospice patients

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 6 2019Careful documentation of a hospice patient’s end-of-life wishes – and prominently noting that information in health records early – could prevent unwanted hospitalizations and medical interventions, a new study suggests.Researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed the health records of 1,185 cancer patients who had been referred to hospice and found that a verified do-not-resuscitate order, or DNR, before the last 30 days of life reduced the odds of hospitalization. A prominent note in the electronic health record indicating advanced care planning (for example, discussions with providers on legal directives, a living will or a health care power of attorney) also reduced the chances of admission – especially if that note was made at least six months prior to death.Once a terminally ill patient transitions into hospice care, the goal is to avoid hospitalizations and procedures that are unnecessary and unwanted, said Laura Prater, the study’s lead author and a postdoctoral researcher in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Ohio State’s College of Medicine.The aim is twofold: to respect the wishes of the patient and to focus on quality of life and pain management. On top of that, keeping hospice patients out of the hospital reduces medical costs. Our research supports the importance of sharing your wishes with your physician and your family, and suggests that doing that earlier can prevent unwanted procedures and hospitalizations that don’t align with your priorities and deteriorate your quality of life.”Laura Prater, study’s lead author The study was recently published online in the American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine.It’s important for physicians and others on a patient’s care team to have conversations that address that person’s values and goals, including what to do if his or her illness is no longer treatable, said Seuli Bose-Brill, the study’s senior author and an Ohio State Wexner Medical Center primary care physician who specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics.”These study results really support the idea that earlier is better for documenting these wishes. Those who had advanced care planning notes in their health records six months or more before a hospital trip were significantly less likely to be admitted,” Prater said.Related StoriesTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsBacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancerSpecifically, the researchers looked at the “problem list” on the medical record – an easy-to-spot synopsis of that person’s health status. When advanced care planning was noted there more than six months before the final month of life, hospitalization was least likely.Previous studies have found that only 13 to 44 percent of terminally ill patients have documentation of advanced care planning in their electronic health records and that the location and ease of finding that documentation is inconsistent.In times of crisis, hospice patients often are not in a position to advocate their own priorities and family members can be unsure, afraid or in disagreement about those wishes, complicating matters. When the medical team can easily see in the electronic health record that the patient has documented his or her wishes, it eases their ability to act in the patient’s best interest, Bose-Brill said.”I think everyone in medicine is aware that we need to do a better job documenting end-of-life wishes, but as a nation we haven’t figured out how best to do that,” she said.Prater said this study could prompt discussions within medical practices and hospitals about how to consistently discuss and document advanced care planning for patients.”It’s important to make this part of the process, to look for ways to make sure that these conversations are happening consistently, early and often, even though they are complex and difficult conversations to have,” Prater said.And the topic shouldn’t only come up when transitioning to hospice, Bose-Brill said, because that is a time that can be particularly fraught with emotion and grief and not always the best opportunity to broach the subject.”The earlier we start this process, the more it normalizes it,” she said.”There are so many opportunities to explore these issues that patients and families are grappling with and we in health care need to not absolve ourselves of our responsibility to talk about these things.”Source: Ohio State Universitylast_img read more

Chinas Alibaba buys Pakistan ecommerce firm Daraz

Alibaba added 98 million active consumers over the year ended March 31 Explore further © 2018 AFP Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Wednesday it had purchased leading Pakistani online retailer Daraz, continuing its overseas expansion by gaining a foothold in the growing South Asian consumer market. 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. The move came after Alibaba announced in March a doubling of its investment in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada.China is seeking closer economic ties with Asian neighbours including Pakistan through its Belt and Road initiative, a strategy to increase trade links that is led primarily by infrastructure projects.Daraz, founded in 2012, was purchased from Rocket Internet, a Berlin-based incubator of online startups.Its key markets are Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nepal, claiming 30,000 sellers and 500 brands on its platform, according to a statement by Alibaba.Products available on Daraz include consumer electronics, household goods, beauty, fashion, sports equipment and groceries, it said.Daraz said the acquisition would help further growth in its main markets, adding that they were home to 460 million people, 60 percent of whom were under the age of 35.Alibaba CEO Jack Ma has also been investing in research into advanced technologies such as driverless cars and artificial intelligence.The New York-listed firm added 98 million active consumers over the year ended March 31, to a total of 552 million using its e-commerce marketplaces. Citation: China’s Alibaba buys Pakistan e-commerce firm Daraz (2018, May 9) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-china-alibaba-pakistan-e-commerce-firm.html Alibaba doubles investment in SE Asia e-commerce firm read more

Elon Musk bores tunnel to revolutionize city driving

first_img The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX late Tuesday put the spotlight on the a 1.14 mile (1.8 kilometer) tunnel created by his Boring Company for about $10 million.The sample tunnel is part of Musk’s vision to have an underground network that cars, preferably Teslas, can be lowered to by lifts, then slotted into tracks and propelled along at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kmh).”The only way to solve this is to go 3D, for the transport system to match the living quarters,” Musk said of solving the problem of traffic congestion in urban areas.”It’s all relatively simple. No Nobel Prize is needed here.”An entrance to a sample tunnel was shown publicly for the first time in this city near Los Angeles as the initial stage of Musk’s project to revolutionize city traffic by zipping along below congested streets.Musk founded the Boring company two years ago as a self-financed, side-endeavor to his work at Tesla and SpaceX.Specially designed equipment drills tunnels wide enough to accommodate a car on a track. The network envisioned is an expandable mesh of tunnels and elevators capable of having more than 4,000 cars pass through per hour. “The deepest mines are deeper than the tallest buildings,” Musk said.”The profound breakthrough is very simple: it’s the ability to turn a normal car into a passively stable vehicle by adding the deployable tracking wheels, stabilizing wheels, so that it can travel at high speed through a small tunnel.”Tunnels will eventually be open to all compatible self-driving electric vehicles, but for now Boring is using Teslas in the tube.Soul-crushing inspirationThe idea for the project came to the billionaire of South African origin when he was fuming at the wheel of his car, trapped in traffic jams between his Bel Air villa and the SpaceX offices in Hawthorne. It is a journey that takes him more than 90 minutes and he considered soul-crushing.The “tunnel test” unveiled Tuesday appeared simple: a narrow tube, only 3.65m in diameter (12 feet), freshly painted white, in which a Tesla Model X is fitted with stabilizers on wheels to slot into the track and avoid bumping the walls. © 2018 AFP Elon Musk on Tuesday took a break from futuristic electric cars and private space travel to unveil a low-cost tunnel he sees as a godsend for city traffic. Chicago chose Boring for its project for a high-speed, capsule-shaped train connecting the city center to the airport. Requests for drilling services flow in at a rate of five to 20 a week, according to Boring president Steve Davis.For his idea to succeed, Musk must manage to slash the time and cost of tunnel drilling. Conventional tunnels take, on average two to four months to dig a mile (1.6 kilometer} proceeding “14 times slower than a snail” while costing a billion dollars, he said.The Boring company, on the other hand, was on the cusp of deploying a prototype “Prufrock” machine capable of drilling 15 times faster than the best gear in use now, according to Musk.Like the “Godot” and “Line-Storm” models that came before that machine, the nickname was inspired by a literary work. Prufrock came from a poem by T.S. Eliot.Musk’s mechanical recipe includes using batteries and electric motors to boost power to boring machinery while eliminating harmful exhaust fumes.Tunnels are also small-bore, using extracted dirt to build walls. 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. Explore further An early idea about placing cars on an electric sled of sorts was deemed too complex and abandoned, said Musk. Elon Musk said the only way to solve traffic problems was “to go 3D, for the transport system to match the living quarters” Cars are fitted with tracking wheels which stabilize the vehicle on a track allowing them to travel at high speed through a tunnel Citation: Elon Musk bores tunnel to revolutionize city driving (2018, December 19) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-elon-musk-tunnel-revolutionize-city.html The entrance to the tunnel was dug in a parking lot in Hawthorne, with an elevator platform on a street corner raising and lowering cars to the track.Journalists and others attending the event got to bolt through the short tunnel at about 40 mph (65 kmh) in what felt somewhat akin to an amusement park ride.Musk brushed aside worries about earthquakes in temblor-prone California, repeatedly contending that tunnels were the safest place to be when plates shift and the earth shakes.Slower than a snailThe broad vision is that electric vehicles on city streets would be able to easily drop into tunnels or rise out using elevator platforms built into streets, or ramps where space allows.Boring has partnered with public transit in Los Angeles to study the possibility of connecting tunnels with subway stations. Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars Elon Musk unveiled a sample tunnel, part of a vision for an underground network that cars can be lowered into then propelled along tracks at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kmh) The idea for the tunnel project came to Elon Musk when he was fuming at the wheel of his car, trapped in traffic jams between his Bel Air villa and the SpaceX officeslast_img read more

HC grants 7day parole to OP Chautala for grandsons engagement

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 23:56 IST Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala (Photo: PTI)The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted a week’s parole to INLD Chief Om Prakash Chautala, serving a 10-year jail term in teachers’ recruitment scam, to attend the engagement ceremony of his grandson.Justice I S Mehta directed Om Prakash Chautala not to contact, threaten or coerce any of the family members of the victims during this period.The court said the 85-year-old leader be released for seven days on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the like amount.”He shall not indulge in any illegal activities for the purpose of grant of bail. He is to surrender before the Superintendent of jail after the expiry of the period of parole,” the court said in its order.Senior advocate N Hariharan and lawyer Amit Sahni, representing Om Prakash Chautala, sought parole for four weeks saying that the engagement ceremony of his grandson has been fixed for July 18 and his presence was required there.Delhi government’s standing counsel (criminal) Rahul Mehra submitted that the factum of the engagement ceremony has been verified and is found to be correct.Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay and three others are serving 10-year jail term each in the case.The Supreme Court on August 2015 had dismissed Om Prakash Chautala’s’ appeals against the high court’s verdict upholding their conviction and the jail term awarded by a trial court in the Junior Basic Trained (JBT) teachers recruitment scam case.The high court had on March 5, 2015, upheld the 10-year jail terms awarded to the two Om Prakash Chautala’s and three others, saying that “overwhelming evidence showed the spine-chilling state of affairs in the country”.The father-son duo and 53 others, including two IAS officers, were among 55 persons convicted on January 16, 2013, by the trial court for illegally recruiting 3,206 JBT teachers in Haryana in 2000.ALSO | Haryana: Doctor shot dead in Karnal, opposition slams BJP govtALSO WATCH | With more than 41% votes, BJP sweeps Congress, INLD bastionsFor 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 byKritika Kashyap Tags :Follow Delhi High CourtFollow INLDFollow OP ChautalaFollow ParoleFollow engagementFollow Teachers recruitment scam HC grants 7-day parole to OP Chautala for grandson’s engagementThe Delhi High Court granted a week’s parole to INLD Chief Om Prakash Chautala, serving a 10-year jail term in teachers’ recruitment scam, to attend the engagement ceremony of his grandson.advertisementlast_img read more

3Di School ESCI unveil first 3D Innovation Incubator Lab

first_img COMMENT Hyderabad November 19, 2018 Published on SHARE COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL 3Di School, New Zealand and Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI) have unveiled the first 3D Innovation & Incubator Lab for school children. The facility is expected to help students improve their skills while placing them on par with the global standards of learning. The two jointly organised a 3 day STEM School Championship at the Gachibowli campus last week to create awareness on disruptive and emerging technologies, encouraging Practical / Project Based Learning and Enhancing Skill among the school students.Jagadish Lolugu, Business and faculty Head of ESCI said the Innovation Lab would prepare the students for emerging technologies such as: Internet of things, Robotics, Drones, digital art, 3D printing, scanning and modelling etc. and run courses. educationlast_img read more

Money laundering case Vadra appears before ED

first_imgVadra has been questioned by the ED in this case for 23 hours over three days of deposition earlier this month Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case probe, officials said.He reached the agency’s office at Jamnagar House in central Delhi at about 10:30 AM along with his lawyers, they said.This is a scheduled appearance of Vadra before the investigating officer (IO) of the case in a criminal complaint related to allegations of money laundering to purchase assets abroad.He had skipped the summons on Tuesday, citing bad health.Vadra has been questioned by the ED in this case for 23 hours over three days of deposition earlier this month.He has been asked by a Delhi court to cooperate in the probe being conducted by the central probe agency.The ED case against Vadra relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property located at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million GBP (British pounds), which is allegedly owned by him.The agency had told the court that it has received information about various new properties in London which belong to Vadra. These include two houses, one worth 5 million GBP and the other valued at 4 million GBP, six other flats and more properties.Vadra has denied the allegations of possessing illegal foreign assets and termed them a political witch hunt against him. He said he was being “hounded and harassed” to subserve political ends.Vadra’s statement is being recorded under Section 50 (powers of authorities regarding summons, production of documents and to give evidence) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).His first appearance before the ED earlier this month acquired political overtones after his wife Priyanka Gandhi, recently appointed Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, accompanied him to the investigating agency’s office on one day while she picked him up after questioning the next time.Vadra had similarly deposed before the ED twice in Jaipur in an another money-laundering case related to an alleged land scam in Bikaner. COMMENTS SHARE Vadra skips ED appearance, cites bad health Robert Vadra. File photo   –  THE HINDU RELATED COMMENT Published on February 20, 2019 Robert Vadra appears before ED in Jaipur for second consecutive day SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

New North Korea constitution calls Kim head of state seen as step

first_img World 11 Jul 2019 U.S. diplomat Stilwell keen to discuss Iran, North Korea with Japan officials World 10 Jul 2019 U.S. wants North Korea freeze as beginning, not end, of denuclearisation Related News SEOUL (Reuters) – Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States.North Korea has also long called for a peace deal with the United States to normalise relations and end the technical state of war that has existed since the 1950-1953 Korean War concluded with an armistice rather than a peace treaty.The new constitution, unveiled on the Naenara state portal site on Thursday, said that Kim as chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC), a top governing body created in 2016, was “the supreme representative of all the Korean people”, which means head of state, and “commander-in-chief”. A previous constitution simply called Kim “supreme leader” who commands the country’s “overall military force”. North Korea 12 Jul 2019 Jong-un’s sister among 10 most powerful in North Koreacenter_img Previously, North Korea’s official head of state was the president of the titular parliament, known as the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly. “Kim had dreamed of becoming the president of North Korea and he effectively made it come true,” said Kim Dong-yup, a professor at Kyungnam University’s Far East Institute in Seoul. “He has long sought to shake off the abnormal military-first policy the country has stuck to for a long time.” Kim shifted his focus to the economy last year, launched nuclear talks with the United States and moved to revamp his image as a world leader via summits with South Korea, China and Russia. Hong Min, a senior researcher of the Korea Institute for National Unification in Seoul, said the title change was also aimed at preparing for a potential peace treaty with the United States. “The amendment may well be a chance to establish Kim’s status as the signer of a peace treaty when it comes, while projecting the image of the country as a normal state,” Hong said.Washington had baulked at signing a comprehensive peace treaty before North Korea takes substantial steps towards denuclearisation, but U.S. officials have signalled they may be willing to conclude a more limited agreement to reduce tensions, open liaison offices, and move towards normalising relations.Denuclearisation talks between the United States and North Korea have stalled, although fresh talks with Pyongyang are supposed to take place this month.North Korea has frozen nuclear bomb and long-range missile testing since 2017. But it tested new short-range missiles after a second summit with the United States in February broke down, and U.S. officials believe it has expanded its arsenal by continuing to produce bomb fuel and missiles.The new constitution continued to describe North Korea as a nuclear weapons state.In reality Kim, a third-generation hereditary leader, rules North Korea with an iron-fist and the title change will mean little to the way he wheels power. (Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Additional reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Michael Perry) {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related Newslast_img read more

ED summons TMC MP five others in Saradha case

first_img Next Press Trust of India KolkataJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 03:44 IST Kunal Ghosh was arrested by a special investigation team, led by the then Bidhannagar Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar in November 2013.The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned six persons, including Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Satabdi Roy and suspended party leader Kunal Ghosh, for interrogation in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, sources said on Monday.Two businessmen, Sajjan Agarwal and Sandhir Agarwal, East Bengal Football Club official Debabrata Sarkar and Arindam Das, a close aide of Saradha scam mastermind Sudipta Sen, were also summoned, ED sources said.”Six persons have been summoned to appear. Most of them have been asked to appear within this month,” an ED official said without specifying the dates on which they have been asked to appear.Kunal Ghosh was arrested by a special investigation team, led by the then Bidhannagar Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar in November 2013, when he was a Rajya Sabha MP of the TMC. He was granted bail in 2016.Debabrata Sarkar was arrested by the CBI in August 2014 and was granted bail 2015.Das and Sandhir Agarwal were arrested by the CBI for their alleged links in the scam.Satabdi Roy, TMC’s sitting MP, was reportedly summoned last week by the ED but she did not appear before the agency for interrogation, citing the ongoing Parliament session.The multi-crore Saradha scam, which came into limelight in 2013, had left thousands of small investors in the lurch.Also Read | Residents send postcards to Thane civic chief over hawkers menaceAlso Watch | Image of the day: TMC MP Prasun Banerjee plays football outside Parliament to promote sportFor 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 byAkriti Anand Tags :Follow TMCFollow Saradha Scam ED summons TMC MP, five others in Saradha caseThe Enforcement Directorate has summoned six persons, including Trinamool Congress MP Satabdi Roy and suspended party leader Kunal Ghosh, for interrogation in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.advertisementlast_img read more

ProKhalistani Gopal Singh Chawla removed from PSGPC key to Kartarpur corridor

first_imgPro-Khalistani Gopal Singh Chawla removed from PSGPC key to Kartarpur corridorThe other anti-India, pro-Khalistani agents that no longer figure on that list are Maninder Singh, Tara Singh, Bisan Singh, and Kuljit Singh.advertisement Next Geeta Mohan New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 10:49 IST HIGHLIGHTSIslamabad removed Khalistani supporter Gopal Singh Chawla from PSGPCThe decision comes just ahead of talks to be held on Sunday, July 14.Kartarpur Corridor was first proposed in 1999 by then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.A day before the crucial second round of technical-level talks for the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, in a late night development on Friday, Islamabad removed Khalistani supporter Gopal Singh Chawla from Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC).India had been raising concerns and objections regarding the inclusion of anti-India elements in a committee that is critical to the operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.The other anti-India, pro-Khalistani agents that no longer figure on that list are Maninder Singh, Tara Singh, Bisan Singh, and Kuljit Singh.Gopal Singh Chawla, who is known to be a close aide of Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, has been using the Gurudwaras in Pakistan to propagate anti-India sentiments.The decision comes just ahead of talks to be held on Sunday, July 14. Sources had told India Today on Friday evening that this matter would have come up during the talks.Regarding our concerns over Khalistani elements, we have been raising it on a regular basis and have marked strong protests. We also asked for clarification as to why they have been included in the Kartarpur committee. During the upcoming meeting also this would be raised. We will ask them what they have done to address the issue, said a source.But Pakistan has removed one major hurdle ahead of the talks. The second round of talks which were scheduled to take place on April 2 of this year were postponed after Khalistani elements were inducted in Pakistan’s Kartarpur corridor committee by Prime Minister Imran Khan.In an official statement on Friday (March 29), India said, “The country has shared concerns and sought clarifications on reports that controversial elements have been appointed by Pakistan to a committee associated with the Kartarpur corridor. It has been conveyed that the next meeting on the modalities can be scheduled at an appropriate time after receiving Pakistan’s response.””India wants to go ahead with the corridor but without any let up on our security concerns”, a source said.While one major impediment has been removed, it is a long way from finding common ground on technical issues to make the corridor operational for Sikh pilgrims to be able to celebrate Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary in November this year.Both sides are yet to agree on certain major issue such including the mode of connectivity. While India wants to build a bridge over a flood-prone creek that leads to Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan is indistinguishable on a causeway.The other issue is that of the numbers of pilgrims being allowed on a daily basis. While India is insisting on 5,000 pilgrims per day and is building infrastructure on its side accordingly, Pakistan is ready to handle just 700 pilgrims on a daily basis.Pakistan’s willingness to allow just 700 pilgrims per day is way lower than the demand from Indian pilgrims. The number has to go up. Moreover, it wants pilgrims to move in groups while we demand flexibility, an official said.Kartarpur Corridor was first proposed in 1999 by then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. On 26 November 2018, the foundation stone for the Kartarpur corridor was laid down on the Pakistan side. Two days later the foundation stone for the corridor was laid down on the India side.Both sides aim to finish work in time for the inauguration of the corridor to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 2019.A day before the crucial second round of technical-level talks for the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, in a late night development on Friday, Islamabad removed Khalistani supporter Gopal Singh Chawla from Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC). India had been raising concerns and objections regarding the inclusion of anti-India elements in a committee that is critical to the operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.The other anti-India, pro-Khalistani agents that no longer figure on that list are Maninder Singh, Tara Singh, Bisan Singh, and Kuljit Singh.Gopal Singh Chawla, who is known to be a close aide of Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, has been using the Gurudwaras in Pakistan to propagate anti-India sentiments.The decision comes just ahead of talks to be held on Sunday, July 14. Sources had told India Today on Friday evening that this matter would have come up during the talks.Regarding our concerns over Khalistani elements, we have been raising it on a regular basis and have marked strong protests. We also asked for clarification as to why they have been included in the Kartarpur committee. During the upcoming meeting also this would be raised. We will ask them what they have done to address the issue, said a source.But Pakistan has removed one major hurdle ahead of the talks. The second round of talks which were scheduled to take place on April 2 of this year were postponed after Khalistani elements were inducted in Pakistan’s Kartarpur corridor committee by Prime Minister Imran Khan.In an official statement on Friday (March 29), India said, “The country has shared concerns and sought clarifications on reports that controversial elements have been appointed by Pakistan to a committee associated with the Kartarpur corridor. It has been conveyed that the next meeting on the modalities can be scheduled at an appropriate time after receiving Pakistan’s response.””India wants to go ahead with the corridor but without any let up on our security concerns”, a source said.While one major impediment has been removed, it is a long way from finding common ground on technical issues to make the corridor operational for Sikh pilgrims to be able to celebrate Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary in November this year.Both sides are yet to agree on certain major issue such including the mode of connectivity. While India wants to build a bridge over a flood-prone creek that leads to Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan is indistinguishable on a causeway.The other issue is that of the numbers of pilgrims being allowed on a daily basis. While India is insisting on 5,000 pilgrims per day and is building infrastructure on its side accordingly, Pakistan is ready to handle just 700 pilgrims on a daily basis.Pakistan’s willingness to allow just 700 pilgrims per day is way lower than the demand from Indian pilgrims. The number has to go up. Moreover, it wants pilgrims to move in groups while we demand flexibility, an official said.Kartarpur Corridor was first proposed in 1999 by then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. On 26 November 2018, the foundation stone for the Kartarpur corridor was laid down on the Pakistan side. Two days later the foundation stone for the corridor was laid down on the India side.Both sides aim to finish work in time for the inauguration of the corridor to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 2019.Also read: Pakistan sets condition for Kartarpur corridor, opposes Indian proposals: OfficialsALSO WATCH| Exclusive: Pakistan Prepares Draft Proposal on Kartarpur Corridor!For 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 byIram Ara Ibrahimlast_img read more

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