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Study suggests change in lifestyle can reduce 10 points in blood pressure March 23, 2017 13:11

For all the adults who are suffering from hypertension, a change in lifestyle could be the best prescription for them. In the first randomized, double-blinded trial of an online behavioral intervention for high blood pressure, people who participated in the trail reduced their systolic blood pressure by 10 mm Hg, compared with a 6mm Hg reduction for those people, who took part in a web-based control intervention. The Canadian research team was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th annual scientific session in Washington D.C. In a press release the American College of Cardiology stated the lead author of the study Robert P Nolan “The electronic counseling (e-counseling) intervention had an effect similar to that of adding an additional blood-pressure-lowering medication." The University of Toronto study states that the need of lifestyle counseling intervention of complement medicines taken to reduce high blood pressure. The double-blinded trial involved 264 participants aged 57.5 years on average with an average blood pressure of about 140/90mm Hg. They enrolled through the website of the Heart and Stroke Association of Canada and were randomly assigned to e-counseling or control group provided website links to online multimedia and sustain a heart-healthy lifestyle. The mails to the control group linked them with generic information about heart-healthy living and reducing high blood pressure. After a year, in addition to the average reduction of 10mm Hg in systolic blood pressure in the e-counseling group compared with 6mm Hg in the control group of 4mm Hg in pulse compared to 1.5mm Hg in the control group. Lower education may increase Heart-attack risk AMandeep

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La Liga opens office in Singapore March 23, 2017 13:06

The craze of football in Asian countries is seeing a rapid growth, and in-order to tap into the vast fans in the region, the Spanish League, BBVA, La Liga has launched a regional hub office in Singapore on March 23rd, as part of its international expansion strategy to popularize the league in Southeast Asia. The La Liga president, Javuer Tebas said that the league wants to tap on the growing presence and popularity of the Spanish league in this region. "We are delighted to extend our presence in Asia, and this is the next step in our efforts to grow the sport and La Liga's popularity globally. "Asia has always been a very important market for us, and we feel that the time is right to grow our presence in the region even further, where we have a huge fan base. I am eagerly looking forward to our visit to Singapore for this historic project." The league will focus on investigating the time and resources through exhibition matches, players visits and grassroots development program. "We will definitely be looking into bringing in some of the clubs here for exhibition matches next summer in 2018, as it is part of our strategy for growth here,” said Mr Tebas. Acknowledging that fact the Spanish league would have to compete against the popularity of the Barcalys Premier League in Asia, Tebas said that there is enough of the viewership pie for everyone. “There is space for everybody, there is a lot of room to grow and there is something for everybody especially in the digital space. This is proven by the fact that last year our viewership audience grew by 40 per cent.” “In this part of the world, more that 55 per cent of the world’s population lives here. It would be a mistake in our strategy if we don’t reach out to the people in Asia.” The FAS (Football Association of Singapore) is planning to propose sending a group of local youth players for training stints in Spain. Singapore to host Bayern Munich versus Arsenal AMandeep

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Narendra Modi pays tribute to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev on Shaheed Diwas March 23, 2017 09:55

India’s freedom struggle was not an easy task; it took great effort, and sacrifices of many great revolutionaries of the time, who took up the reins to see our motherland free from the hands of the British rule. The ultimate sacrifice of Saheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev will be remembered till the end of time as they sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India. Their inspiring actions continued to stir the desire for freedom until it was achieved in 1947. On March 23, 1931 the trio was hanged to death by the British for their involvement in the murder of John Sauders. The day is observed as Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes on the day of their martyrdom. Modi took to Twitter and wrote that India will never forget their courage and sacrifice. Remembering Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on the day of their martyrdom. India will never forget their courage & sacrifice. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 23, 2017 Today, on the 86th anniversary of their martyrdom, Every Indian should know these facts about “Shaheed Diwas”. 1. The real battle started when Lala Lajpat Rai succumbed to injuries, he sustained at a protest against Simon Commission to report on the political situation in India, which had no Indian in it. 2. As a prominent member of the ‘Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA), Bhagat Singh vowed to avenge the Rai’s death and conspired an attack on James A. Scott, who had ordered the lathi charge on Lala Lajpat Rai with Rajguru, Sukhdev and Chandrashekhar Azad. 3. But, in a mistaken identity, they shot John P. Saunders instead of Scott. Following which, The British launched a massive manhunt to capture the group. 4. On April 8, 1929, Bhagat Singh, accompanied by Batukeshwar Dutt, threw two crude bombs into the Central Assembly chamber to protest against the Public Safety Bill, and the Trade Dispute Act. 5. They had the chance to escape, but they stayed shouting the slogan, slogan Inquilab Zindabad and threw leaflets that read: “It is easy to kill individuals but, you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumbled while the ideas survived.” The two were arrested and were lodged into a series of jails in Delhi. 6. Police arrested Sukhdev by locating the bomb factory in Lahore and Saharanpur. 7. Initially, Bhagat Singh was charged for bombing in the assembly. Later, police connected the dots and charged Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru of murdering Saunders in what came to be known as the Lahore conspiracy case and sentenced them to death. 8. The execution was supposed to be carried out on March 24 but the three prisoners were hanged a day and an hour before, on March 23 at 7.30 pm. “Bhagat Singh was just 23-years-old at that time” 9. Their bodies were cremated on the banks of the Sutlej River. AMandeep

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Terror attack outside UK parliament puts world in tender-hook March 23, 2017 04:57

At least five people were killed and around 40 injured, when a motorist mowed down several pedestrians as he drive a grey Huyandai 140, then leapt out and stabbed a police officer outside the UK parliament. The suspect was later shot dead by a police officer. Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism chief Mark Rowley said that Islamic extremism was suspected in the attack. Authorities believe that they know the identity of the suspect, but they would not reveal it while the investigations are going on. The threat level of a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom was listed as severe. The attack was “highly likely”. Leaders around the world unanimously condemned the terrorist attack in the heart of London. The United Kingdom, Prime Minister Theresa May described the attack as “sick and depraved”. The terror attack outside parliament comes exactly a year after in Brussels, and a week after London police took counter-terrorism measures. IndiaPrime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolence “Deeply saddened by the terror attack in London. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families”. GermanyChancellor Angela Merkel said Germany stood "firmly and resolutely alongside Britons in the struggle against all forms of terrorism" while President Frank-Walter Steinmeier added: "In these grave moments, we Germans feel very close to the British people." FrancePresident Francois Hollande sent a message of "solidarity" and "support to the British people" saying France could identify with their pain after the attack, in which three French high school students were also wounded. "France, which has been hit so hard in recent times, knows what the British people are suffering today," he said. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve tweeted: "Solidarity with our British friends, horribly attacked, full support for the injured French students, their families and their friends." United StatesThe White House condemned the attack and pledged "the full support of the US government in responding to the attack and bringing those to justice who are responsible," spokesman Sean Spicer said at a briefing. CanadaCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: "Our thoughts are with the victims of today's attack in London and their families. Canadians remain united with the people of the UK." European UnionEuropean Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the attack left him "highly emotional". In Brussels to commemorate the one-year anniversary of attacks on the main airport and a metro station, Juncker said "the fact that exactly on the same day something similar happened in London, and to London, is really putting me in the situation of someone who does not have... enough words to express how I am deeply feeling." European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted: "My thoughts are with the victims of the Westminster attack. Europe stands firm with the UK against terror and ready to help". RussiaSpeaking on Russian television, foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova sent Moscow's "condolences" and said Russia felt Britain's pain. "We consider it an evil to which it is necessary to fight collectively. In this moment, as always, our hearts are with Britons and we share their pain". The NetherlandsPrime Minister Mark Rutte told Dutch television, he was shocked by the "horrific" news and said: "The city is in our hearts. We are following the situation closely, and are in contact with the British authorities." ItalyItalian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who observed a moment of silence at the start of a meeting with Social Democratic lawmakers, expressed his "condolences" and said: "Italy and the United Kingdom remain side-by-side in our condemnation and firm response to all forms of terrorism". Belgium"Our condolences are with those who mourn and all who are affected in London," Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted. "Belgium stands with UK in fight against terror." TurkeyTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emphasised that "Turkey feels and shares deeply in the United Kingdom's pain" and that it stood in "solidarity" with Britain "in the fight against terrorism". Erdogan had earlier warned Europeans in a speech on Wednesday that "no European, no Westerner will be able to take steps on the street safely and peacefully," as a crisis between Ankara and the EU showed no signs of abating. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called terrorism "a global catastrophe" on Turkish television, adding: "All countries should come together on the terror issue and fight together against" it. Greece"We express our solidarity with the British people on today's indiscriminate attack," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tweeted. SpainSpanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted: "Spain stands with the British people. I condemn the attack in the vicinity of Westminster, London. Solidarity with the victims." Portugal"This attack clearly shows the priorities on which Europe must concentrate. It's only when we are united that we have the capacity to face these threats," said Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa. AustraliaAustralian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the assault was an attack on "freedom and democracy everywhere". "But we will never, ever let the terrorists win. We will defeat and destroy them on the battlefield, we will defeat and defy them at home," he said. "We will never change the way we live. We will never let them divide us." QatarQatar stressed its rejection of violence "in all its forms" and its support for the UK government "in all the measures it takes to maintain the country's security." VenezuelaVenezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro expressed "full support for the people of London and our absolute rejection of all forms of terrorism." "Enough terrorism, enough war, enough violence. We condemn terrorism in all its forms and support the victims and their families," he said in televised comments.UK to Trigger Brexit on March 29 AMandeep

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Indians in China rush to help an unconscious Indian in hospital March 22, 2017 13:17

The people of Indian community in China have rushed to help a 35-year-old Indian man, who was found by the police, in an unconscious state on a road in Wuxi city. Clueless about his identity, the members if ‘Indians in China’ first took him in a hospital. Currently, the man is in the ICU of the hospital. The man was later identified as Dhavuth Hussain, according to his passport details Hussain is from Salem in Tamil Nadu and his visa expires in August this year. The Indian Embassy in Beijing and the Consulate of General in Shanghai were also alerted about him. The Indian community took the responsibility of Hussain and made enquiries. They found that he worked in a hotel. ‘Indians in China’ in a tweet reply said that the consulate officials in Shanghai visited Hussain in the hospital. “Hussain’s family has been located. One of his friend’s is present in the hospital with him,” a representative of ‘Indians in China’ community said. The Indian consulate will send another official to the hospital soon to investigate in the case. The community said that Hussain is still unconscious. ‘Indians in China describe itself as a community that helps Indians visiting China or living in China. Indian-origin priest stabbed in Melbourne Church AMandeep

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US, UK ban laptops on flights cabins from Middle Eastern countries March 22, 2017 06:43

The United States and the United Kingdom have banned large electronic gadgets from the passenger cabins on flights from the Middle East and North African countries. The United States said that the extremists are seeking innovative ways to create terror in flights with tiny explosive devices hidden in the passenger’s electronic gadgets that are bigger than smart phones. The US officials have ordered nine airlines from ten countries to announce travelers to pack their laptops, tablets and portable game consoles in their hold luggage. The nine airlines affected by the US ban are Royal Jordanian, Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways. The 10 airports affected are: 1.Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco 2.Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey 3.Cairo International Airport, Egypt 4.Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan 5.King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 6.King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 7.Kuwait International Airport 8.Hamad International, Doha, Qatar 9.Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates 10.Dubai International, United Arab Emirates “UK airlines operating direct flights which will be hit by the new measures are British Airways, easyJet, Jet2.com, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson.Passengers from the six countries to the UK affected by the ban: 1.Turkey 2.Lebanon 3.Jordan 4.Egypt 5.Tunisia 6.Saudi Arabia. The airlines are given a deadline of 7:00 GMT on Saturday (March 25th) to impose the ban indefinitely. However, a spokesperson for Emirates said that the airline understood that the United States directive would come into effect on March 25th and will remain valid until 14th October this year. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a statement cited attacks on planes and airports over the past two years. Explosive devices had been hidden in items such as a soda can, in the downing of a Russian airliner over Egypt in October 2015 in which 224 passengers lost their lives, and the laptop used on Somali flight, which went unsuccessful last year. "Terrorists have historically tried to hide explosives in shoes in 2001, use liquid explosives in 2006, and conceal explosives in printers in 2010 and suicide devices in underwear in 2009 and 2012," it noted. A spokesperson for the British Government said that the additional security measures may cause disruption for passengers, and we understand, but our top priority will always remain to maintain the safety of British nationals. The extra security measure comes just weeks after the UK revealed that its security services have foiled 13 potential attacks in less than four years, while counter terrorism agencies are running over 500 investigations at any time. AMandeep

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Indian-origin sentenced 10 years in prison for killing woman March 22, 2017 04:22

An Indian-origin man in Singapore has been sentenced to ten years in prison and 12 strokes of the cane for killing a woman 16 years ago, while trying to rob her at knife point in a lift. A Singapore district court sentenced 32-year-old Gunasegaran Ramasamy to maximum 10 years in prison and 12 strokes of the cane. The sentence was backdated to November 18, 2013. The incident, which occurred back in 2001, had been remained unsolved for more than a decade. In 2013, Gunasegaran pleaded guilty of murdering 28-year-old Soh San, whose body was found riddled with stab wounds. According to court documents, on October 2, 2001 Gunasegaran’s sister gave him money to buy instant noodles near her block at Bukit Batok Street 21, but he rather decided to rob someone and armed himself with a 26 cm long knife and walked around the block in search of a victim. Gunasegaran spotted Soh and followed her into lift, he pulled out the knife and demanded for money, when she refused to give, he repeatedly stabbed her until she collapsed onto him. Soh was stabbed nine times and died from wounds to her chest and abdomen. He fled from the scene immediately and spent the next decade in and out of prison for his involvement in many cases, including robbery, assault and housebreaking. Plagued by guilt for 12 years, Gunasegaran surrendered himself to police on November 12, 2013. Medical examiners found Methamphetamine in his urine samples, which were collected after his arrest. Gunasegaran’s lawyer Ng Shi Yag said, that the man had been “plagued by his conscience" and the crime was a "robbery gone awry". Gunasegaran is remorseful, and hopes that his confession and plea of guilt will "give the victim’s family a real prospect of closure and healing," Ng said. Kiss92 fined for mentioning Indians in a racial stereotype AMandeep

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Kiss 92 radio station fined for mentioning Indians in a racial stereotype March 21, 2017 13:26

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) owned radio station, Kiss 92, which was greatly criticized by listeners for a racist segment it aired on January 11th has been fined Sh$ 7,000for breaching the Free-To-Air Radio Program Code by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The segment aired on the ‘Maddy, Jason & Arnold in the Morning’ show, the Radio Jockey’s of the show talked about the sleep lot of Singaporeans lack and expressed their surprise that “Malays and Indians get less sleep, because they have been raised to have fun, party. RJ Maddy, subsequently put up an apology for the comments on the radio’s Facebook page, but it was criticized for being a faux apology. Indian-origin, Swapna Abhilash said that if the radio station and the RJ do not feel anything wrong about what they said, they should not apologize. IMDA decision concluded that the radio-station contravened the Free-To-Air Radio Program code that SPH Radio as a free-to-air broadcaster is expected to comply with. The important obligation program code is for broadcasters to avoid racial and religious stereotyping and ensure that content, which is likely to offend the sentiments of any racial or religious communities in Singapore. IMDA reminded that the entire radio broadcasters should be mindful of the strong influence of radio on the society and its accessibility to all Singaporeans, and asked to comply with all obligations under the Free-To-Air Radio Program Code. Game of Thrones micro sculptures to be exhibited in Singapore AMandeep

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