On-screen assessment of Mumabi University papers: Govt-appointed assessing officer issues notice to service provider

AMID THE chaos over the onscreen assessment process of the University of Mumbai that has led to delay in result declaration, a government-appointed assessing officer has now issued a notice to the technical service provider over the glitches in the system. Vinayak Dalvi, officer on special duty to the examination section of the varsity, on Saturday served a notice to the agency handling the onscreen assessment process. “We have issued a strongly-worded notice citing all the problems encountered by teachers so far. We have asked the service provider to ensure…

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Mélange of flavours

The foodies in town had a gala time recently as the Capital was turned into a food haven during the city’s first and the largest regional food festival. Titled Masalas of India, the first of its kind fest had delicacies from across India, all under one roof. Taking the food aficionados on a food tour around India, the festival featured various regional cuisines like Goan, Parsi, Kashmiri, Awadhi, Bengali, Mangalorean and Naga to name a few. Some of the most liked dishes on offering were Maharashtrian street food ~ Dabeli,…

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Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests

More than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report suggests. Approximately 45 million people worldwide were thought to be living with dementia in 2015, at an estimated cost of $818bn. Drop in dementia rates suggests disease can be prevented, researchers say Read more And numbers are rising: in England and Wales it is estimated that 1.2 million people will be living with dementia by 2040 – a 57% increase from 2016 figures, largely driven by people…

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This Giant Sundae with 22 Scoops of Ice-Cream is a Fairy Tale Come Alive

It doesn’t matter if we are too old or too marred by the harshness of the real world to think of castles, ballrooms, prince charming and princesses. Each one of us does harbour child-like fantasies, whether or not we admit them. For most of us, ice-cream invokes nostalgia as it is associated with many childhood memories. Mo and Moshi in Bangkok is giving you a reason to revisit those memories by indulging in a giant ice-cream that has everything that your heart desires. Their hot-selling sweet treat- Strawberry Supreme is…

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Bet on health-care stocks ahead of earnings, trader advises

Health-care stocks have been on a tear, and with Johnson & Johnsonand United Health Group reporting earnings on Tuesday, Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com sees the sector rising even higher. The health-care-tracking ETF (XLV) is already up more than 16 percent year to date, and from a technical standpoint, the XLV is forming a “pattern” that leads Gordon to believe the ETF could hit an all-time high as soon as next month. On a chart of XLV, Gordon points out that the ETF has been making a continuous “uptrend” parallel channel, and there is…

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The new Senate health care bill — and the return of preexisting conditions — explained

Senate Republicans introduced a revised version of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, one that would allow insurers to once again deny coverage based on preexisting conditions, and to charge higher rates to sick people. The bill would keep most of the Affordable Care Act’s tax increases but repeal one aimed specifically at medical device manufacturers. It would deeply cut the Medicaid program, making few changes to the bill’s first draft. Even with these new changes, the general structure of the bill stays the same from…

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Harmful Chemicals and Plastic Matter in Food Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases in Men

Do you usually consume foods packed in plastic? Experts now suggest that potentially harmful chemicals found in plastic products, such as phthalates, may pose severe threat to human health. Researchers at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute joined hands to investigate the presence of harmful chemicals in around 1500 male participants. The urine samples of close to 99.6% of the participants contained phthalates. Traces of phthalates in human body have often been linked to triggering a range of ailments. “We found that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease,…

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FYJC merit list 2017: Marginal rise in cut-offs of top Pune colleges

IN THE first merit list released on Tuesday, two colleges tied for the top position with 483 marks. Both, City Pride Junior College (CPJC) and Late Apte Prashala posted the highest cut-offs, at 96.6 per cent, in the aided English medium category. The list, under the Centralised Admission Process, was earlier supposed to be released on Monday. While the percentage for the CPJC has fallen from 97.4 per cent last year, Prashala has upped its scores by five marks this year. Overall, cut-off marks for admission to Class XI in…

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Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Given our busy and chaotic lives, as many as one in three people have trouble sleeping – either they are not getting enough sleep, or suffer disturbed sleep or in some cases, it’s a combination of both. Whatever be the situation or the reason, lack of sleep can play havoc with your physical as well as mental health. It can make you forgetful, tempt you to overeat, cause lethargy and raise your blood pressure. A new study, published in the journal Neurology, shows that poor sleep may also have some serious consequences…

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This Surf And Turf Sandwich Is The Best Of Both Worlds

Luke Pascal knows his way around a restaurant. The born-and-bred New Yorker is only 25-years-old, but he’s already an old pro at running one. Pascal practically grew up in eateries: His dad’s been running a Manhattan-based restaurant group since he was little, so he’s bussed, hosted, and served since he was old enough to work. Most importantly though, he’s come to realize that no restaurant’s complete without an Instagram star. That’s how the surf and turf sandwich — which is served at both his sister restaurants, Chuck & Blade and Buns Bar — came to be….

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