BSNL Rs. 149 Plan for New Customers Offers 30 Minutes of Free Calls Per Day and 300MB Data

State-owned telecom operator BSNL on Monday came out with a prepaid scheme under which new subscribers can make 30 minutes of free voice calls – local and STD – daily to any other network for a month, for Rs. 149. BSNL customers will also have an option to get similar free unlimited calls for three months by paying lumpsum amount of Rs. 439, BSNL said in a statement. In addition to the free calls, customers will get 300MB of mobile data as part of the BSNL Rs. 439 offer and Rs. 149…

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Your Two Favorite Things, Pop Culture and Food, Are Joining Up for an Art Show

We rarely think about the role food plays in our favorite TV shows or movies, but damned if it hasn’t been crucial. But what would Ghostbusters be without Twinkies? Twin Peaks without pie? Goonies without Baby Ruth? Pixar without Pizza Planet? One artist has decided to celebrate this crucial link in a very unique way. That artist is named Joshua Budich and on January 27, he’s opening Fictional Food 2, an art show focusing on your favorite food moments from TV and movies. Here are just a few of our…

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Fashion Features Heavily Among The 33 Companies Selected For Tech City UK Upscale Program

Numerous early stage fashion and e-commerce businesses are among the new intake for Tech City UK’s six-month Upscale program. Included are Mastered, an online education platform for creative professionals led by industry experts; Poq, an app commerce solution for major retailers; Wolf & Badger, a global online marketplace for independent brands; and Trouva, a curated online shopping site pulling together 150 independent boutiques. Many of the others bring further relevancy to the fashion industry, including real-time video platform Grabyo, which has worked with brands in the past including Hunter, where…

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GONE OFF! Tea bags, peanut butter and BEER… the food and drink in your cupboard that you’ve kept for too long

MOST kitchen cupboards contain unfinished packets of various sundries that get pushed to the back and forgotten about – but some of these kitchen staples need to be thrown away sooner than you think. While many believe items such as teabags and sugar are non-perishable, they go off more quickly than you might expect. ALAMY 4 To keep tea fresher for longer, try popping it in your freezer Wesbite Eatbydate suggests how long food really lasts and outlines just how long kitchen cupboard essentials should be kept. Check your cupboard…

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22 Prisoners Get Early Release – Food For The Poor Pays Fines For More Non-Violent Inmates

Twenty-two inmates of the island’s prisons are now back with their families, having secured early release through the generosity of donors of the international relief and development organisation, Food For The Poor. For more than 18 years, Food For The Poor has secured the release of non-violent offenders in Jamaica by paying their fines at Christmas and Easter. This act of kindness is also done for inmates in Guyana, Haiti, and Honduras. Every year, poor Jamaicans are imprisoned for minor, non-violent offences because of their inability to pay their court…

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Weekend food with Darina Allen: Food trends for 2017

My top tip for 2017 is to eat a wide variety of real food and no food products. We need lots of bio diversity to feed and nourish our gut biome — the health of our gut flora has a phenomenal impact on both our mental and physical health. By this I mean unprocessed, unpasteurised organic, chemical free, vegetables from our garden or from a real farmer or gardener in your local Farmers or Country Market. Today I want to give a glimpse into trends and the food scene for…

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Senate Delays Vote on Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos For Financial Disclosure Review

The confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s billionaire Education Secretary pick, Betsy DeVos, on Tuesday was frankly outrageous, the most eye-catching item being DeVos’s assertion that states should be more open to allowing guns into schools for protecting students against grizzly bear attacks. Now the vote on whether or not to confirm DeVos has been delayed, though not because of bears. On Friday, Republican Senator and chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Lamar Alexander, pushed back the date of Devos’s confirmation vote by a week to…

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Betsy DeVos confirmation hearing for education secretary: the key points

Betsy DeVos Secretary of education Background Rarely are nominees for education secretary controversial, but Donald Trump’s choice of the Republican fundraiser and activist Betsy DeVos has sounded alarm bells for more reasons than one. DeVos, a conservative billionaire, will receive a confirmation hearing on Tuesday afternoon before the Senate health, education, labor and pensions committee. Her testimony was delayed by a week when Democrats raised concerns over what they dubbed DeVos’s “extensive financial entanglements and potential conflicts of interest”. Her family’s cumulative wealth is estimated at $5.1bn, which, coupled with…

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Contrave Plus Intense Lifestyle Tops Usual Care for 18 Months

The phase 3b IGNITE study shows that naltrexone/bupropion (Contrave/Mysimba, Orexigen) combined with a comprehensive lifestyle intervention led to greater weight loss at 26 weeks than usual care consisting of a doctor’s advice to lose weight and be more active. Specifically, obese and overweight patients who responded to naltrexone/bupropion plus a comprehensive lifestyle intervention lost 9.5% of their body weight, whereas patients in the usual-care group lost just 0.9% of their body weight at 26 weeks (P < .001), the primary study end point. Moreover, “the efficacy was maintained for at…

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Kerala policemen to be screened for cancer and lifestyle diseases

KOCHI: To help its force have better health, the Kerala policehave tied up with city based Aster Medcity and launched ‘Rakshaka Raksha’. Under this, a series of series of free cancer and lifestyle diseasesscreening camps for the police will be held.The first screening camp for 300 police personnel was conducted on Monday by a medical team from Aster Medcity with cancer specialists. In the first phase, the camps will be conducted in Ernakulam and Trichur districts. The camps will be held till 31 March, 2017. “The policemen work long, irregular…

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