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the menu contains the answer to how often students “identify questions that can be addressed through experiments” in class.Penalosa expressed immense satisfaction over the quality of operations and service on the BRT route and was all praise for it, said Deputy Municipal Commissioner U C Padiain-charge of BRT projectwho accompanied the Colombian team on the ride For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kharar | Published: August 11 2009 4:46 am Related News A day after Zirakpur residents blocked the Chandigarh-Delhi and Chandigarh-Patiala national highwayson Monday it was the turn of irate farmers to lay seige to the Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Ferozepur via Mohali-Kharar National Highway-95 in Kharar over the worst-ever power crisis prevailing in this part of the region Led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) state vice-president Mehar Singh Theriangry peasants squatted on the middle of the highway and blocked vehicular traffic for over an hour in the afternoon Upset over erratic power supplythe farmers had come to meet the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Senior Executive Engineer in Kharar but when they failed to meet the official even after waiting outside his office for over 3 hoursthey moved to the highway and staged a massive protest They said instead of assured 8-hour daily power supplythe farmers in the area were getting only 4-5 hour daily power supply and that also not for sure It was only around 1 pm that Executive Magistrate Harpreet Kaur reached the spot and assured to forward the problem to the senior PSEB authorities that the protest was called off Till thentraffic on the busy highway remained suspended and vehicles piled up on both sides of the highway It took a large number of cops to control the frayed tempers Farmers threatened to intesnify the stirif the minimum assured 8-hour daily power supply was not ensured with immediate effect in the villages of the area For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChildren born to obese mothers arrive already predisposed to obesity and other health problems themselves Exactly what happens in the uterus to transmit this risk still isn’t clear but a new study on mice points to the placenta as a key actor The study shows that a hormone acting on the placenta can protect the offspring of obese mice from being born overweight It suggests ways to break the cycle of obesity in humans—although other researchers caution there’s a long way to go Researchers discovered decades ago that conditions in the uterus can “program” a fetus to be more susceptible to certain health problems People conceived during the 1944 famine in the Netherlands for example suffered higher rates of cardiovascular disease diabetes cancer and other problems later in life Recent animal studies suggest that malnourishment in the womb changes the expression of DNA in ways that can be passed down for generations But researchers are now increasingly concerned with the opposite problem Obese women tend to give birth to larger babies with more body fat and these children are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome—the cluster of conditions including obesity and high blood sugar that can lead to diabetes and heart disease To probe the roots of fetal “overgrowth” developmental biologists at the University of Colorado Denver looked to the placenta—the whoopee cushion–shaped organ wedged between the fetus and the wall of the uterus where branching arteries from the umbilical cord take up oxygen and nutrients from the mother’s blood vessels The placenta “has always been viewed as a passive organ—whatever happens to the mother is translated toward the fetus” says lead author Irving Aye now at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom However recent research has shown that the placenta is less an indiscriminate drainpipe than a subtle gatekeeper How the placenta passes nutrients from mother to fetus depends in part on the activity of insulin—a circulating hormone that tells fat and muscle cells to absorb glucose and other nutrients from the blood During pregnancy a mother’s cells become less responsive to the hormone and that insulin resistance leaves more glucose fat and essential amino acids in her blood to be passed to the fetus At the same time insulin boosts the activity of transport proteins that move these nutrients across the placenta to the fetus This system can pop into overdrive in obese and diabetic women who already have higher insulin levels and are prone to insulin resistance And Aye and colleagues suspected that overactive placental transport could contribute to fetal overgrowth So they decided to fight hormone with hormone and to test the effects of adiponectin a hormone made in fat cells that seems to modulate insulin activity in two different ways First it makes muscle cells more sensitive to insulin lowering blood sugar Second it hinders insulin activity in the placenta impeding nutrient transport Because obese people tend to have lower adiponectin levels the researchers wondered whether supplementing the hormone could reverse fetal overgrowth The researchers gave adiponectin intravenously to obese mice during the last 4 days of their roughly 3-week-long pregnancies—when the majority of fetal growth occurs These mice normally produce offspring that are nearly 30% heavier than mice born to lean mothers But the babies of adiponectin-treated mice were about the same weight as those born to lean control mice the researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences The hormone reversed the abnormally high fetal blood sugar levels observed in the fetuses of obese mice and it seemed to limit fetal nutrition by reducing levels of certain glucose and amino acid transport proteins at the placental barrier The study is “interesting from a mechanistic point of view” says Patrick Catalano an obstetrician at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio who studies obesity during pregnancy But he sees a major barrier to applying it to humans Unlike human babies mice are born without much fat he says Adiponectin may have reduced the weight of the newborn mice not by reducing fat deposition but by cutting their muscle mass—an undesirable outcome in human babies Rebecca Simmons a neonatologist and developmental biologist at the University of Pennsylvania agrees that the study offers important insight into fetal overgrowth but “we’re really nowhere close to developing a drug based on this study” she says Because fetal overgrowth isn’t immediately life-threatening testing a new drug might not be worth the risk of negative effects on the fetus she says “We have to be very very careful” Still there could be effective ways to bump up adiponectin without drugs Aye says Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil for example seem to modestly increase the hormone So do behavioral changes that doctors already encourage in obese moms: diet and exerciseUS high school students who regularly handle rocks or minerals in science class did much worse on a recent national science test than those who never engage in such hands-on activities Students who never mixed chemicals or peered through microscopes in their classrooms did just as well on the test as those who often participated in those activities Surprised Those eye-catching results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in science released last week seem to fly in the face of conventional wisdom that hands-on learning is the best way to teach science Last week for example the Obama administration honored the nation’s best science and math teachers by staging what it called “Active Learning Day” at the White House Government officials refer to the NAEP as the nation’s report card The science test which periodically measures what a representative sample of US students in grades four eight and 12 know about the life physical space and earth sciences and the scientific process is part of an ongoing assessment of reading mathematics civics and other subjects Results for the two younger grades are broken out by state leading to media coverage that often focuses on why a particular state is ahead of or behind its peers For those keeping score US elementary and middle school students overall did a bit better in science in 2015 than the previous NAEP cohort tested in 2009 and the wide gap between the scores of white and minority students in both of those grades narrowed slightly In contrast the scores of the country’s 12th graders didn’t budge and the racial disparity didn’t shrink But the NAEP is more than a horse race It also includes a 23-question survey about what actually happens in the classroom and how students engage with science For example one question asks students how frequently—never rarely sometimes or often—they do hands-on activities in seven areas including chemistry and the earth sciences In only one case involving activities with simple machines did students who had hands-on experience also have better NAEP scores To be precise those who never worked with machines scored 155 (average for all 12th graders was 150) whereas those working with them often scored 171 Perhaps even more sobering however is how few students report engaging in hands-on activities at all For example only 29% of students “sometimes” or “often” work with simple machines Some 58% never do and 14% do so rarely The share who say they never or rarely work with “living things” is almost as large at 62% Most students are even strangers to such standbys as microscopes and chemicals: Only 17% and 18% respectively report using them “often” in science class National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) officials say it’s not their job to explain the NAEP results including any counterintuitive findings such as the negative correlation between hands-on activities and scores But one expert on the test who requested anonymity speculated that asking students what they did “this year” in their science class might skew the results For example high-achieving students often take physics or advanced biology in their senior year to prepare them for an elite college So they are unlikely to be working with rocks or minerals in grade 12 At the same time a remedial student might be enrolled in a physical science course to meet distribution requirements for graduation in which rocks are part of the curriculum Even so that explanation fails to address why so few students reported working with microscopes—presumably an essential tool for someone taking advanced biology Results hard to find The dismal state of 12th grade science described by the NAEP test takers might be expected to trigger immediate and widespread outrage among science educators—if they knew about them But the results are almost impossible to ferret out on the website maintained by NCES which manages the NAEP The link that invites users to explore the student questionnaires for instance provides data on only a few partial answers by students at each grade level The actual data are buried in a search tool called Data Explorer that even an experienced researcher might find challenging “Some of the menu labels aren’t intuitive” admits Grady Wilburn an NCES statistician in Washington DC, Though the film is currently being shot. is in the serene premises of Avadhoota Datta Peetham,” Gayatri Gopichand (Junior rank 196) The reputation behind the surname may put a lot of pressure on Gayatri Gopichand.

’” Kashyap says.she is always in a position to invite Mulayam Singh for direct talks. The third option is applicable only if he refuses the Congress demands Although both parties consider the alliance an unavoidable stepthey have their problems Yadav would always prefer to stay a dominant force in UP Unlike Congresshis party has no base in other states So he wont prefer to give the Congress any scope to regain its lost base in UP? 2009 1:35 am Related News Following the Samajwadi Party?will not interfere, he said Sibal was taking questions after delivering the Sixth Annual Public Lecture organised by the Indraprastha College for Women He spoke on Chronic Problems and Creative Solutions: A Case for Innovative Thinking for Higher Education in India The question was posed by a faculty of the collegewho told Sibal that DU faculty were at loggerheads with Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental over the way in which the semester system was being implemented She went on to ask Sibal whether he was in touch with the V-C and whether he would talk to him on behalf of the teachers Dont ask me If he does not listenuse other methods?would he have felt happy. SHM Shipcare. Suresh is the brother of senior Congress leader and MLA D K Shivakumar. Vyapam stands for the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, Pfizer, The device supports 3.

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Lucknow, For all the latest Entertainment News, She is the first woman participant on an ATV to take part in the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm,would be followed by a mega convention at the state capital sometime during the last week of this month,s Lanjigarh meeting was held against Centre? The assailants fled on a two-wheeler. Related News TheCentral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that it had identified two suspects in the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar However the agency still faced flak from the court for the “lackluster approach of its officers” in carrying out the investigations The high court demanded to know the action taken by the CBI considering the murder took place two years ago The agency’s advocate Rebecca Gonsalves submitted the names of suspects to the division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Rajesh Ketkar “They are all members of the same organisation” she said The HC was hearing petitions by the kin of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare seeking a court-monitored probe while expressing unhappiness with the investigation being done by the CBI in Dabholkar’s case and an SIT of the Maharashtra Police in Pansare’s case While Dabholkar was shot dead on August 20 2013 in Pune Pansare was shot at on February 16 in Kolhapur and died on February 20 2015 “The SIT is active but CBI seems to be lagging behind While CBI has better access to technology they don’t have the manpower” said the court Both the CBI and the SIT have now been asked to submit a detailed report on the investigations carried out by them in the next four weeks The matter will now be heard on November 30 On October 7 the HC had asked the CBI and the SIT to inform the court about steps taken to nab 2009 Goa blast accused Rudra Patil who is also a suspect in Pansare’s murder “There is no progress at all No efforts have been made to nab Rudra Patil Prima facie there is a nexus in all these cases” said the court on Wednesday Gonsalves however argued their investigation had not revealed Patil’s involvement The judges questioned the agency’s conclusion with Nevagi pointing out that Sarang Akolkar who is also wanted in the Goa blast case was a suspect in the Dabholkar case “Is this not sufficient How can you say he has no connection” asked Justice More questioning if their conclusion about Patil not being involved was based on some evidence Gonsalves said that the two eyewitnesses had refused to identify Akolkar after seeing his picture She insisted that the CBI had made some progress and identified two mobile numbers of persons who were present at the scene of the crime Nevagi however asked why the phone numbers had not been used to reach the persons “The officer heading the investigations who is of the rank of deputy superintendent of police is coordinating from New Mumbai Six officers who have been deputed by Maharashtra government are sitting in Pune” added Nevagi When the court questioned why the officer was not in Pune and whether the team comprised of any officers from Pune Gonsalves said there were none “They are however devoting sufficient time” she said The HC asked if there was proper coordination between the CBI and the SIT The petitioners also submitted names of two more suspects In Pansare’s case Nevagi said he feared that accused Sameer Gaikwad who belongs to the Sanatan Sanstha would get bail if the chargesheet was not filed in 90 days The prosecutor appearing for the government informed that the SIT planned to file the chargesheet withing that period For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11 2017 6:29 pm Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi (PTI photo) Related News Attacking the Modi government over its policies and decision Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Centre is trying scare people but his party stands with them and they don’t need to fear Speaking at Congress convention at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi Gandhi said his party’s symbol (hand) is omnipresent in every religion and it signifies that people of any religion should not fear the government as Congress is with them “I found Congress symbol in Shiv ji Gurunanak Buddha Mahavir’s pictures I asked Karan Singh ji what does it mean He said ‘daro mat’ sachhayi ka saamna karo’” said Gandhi adding “Congress philosophy says ‘daro mat’ and the other philosophy says ‘daro aur darao’” “Policies introduced by the Congress have helped the people of this country to be fearless” Gandhi said “But what has (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji done He has made farmers of the country fear and also said that I shall snatch your land if you don’t listen to me” Gandhi said referring to the land acquisition act “If there is any natural calamity then also the government won’t give any compensation to farmers If any tribal man stands and says that it is my land forest or home he is shot dead” Gandhi alleged “Whether it is Jharkhand Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh wherever they go they spread fear” the Congress leader said referring to the BJP-ruled states “It is a clash between two philosophies Congress says ‘daro mat’ (don’t fear) BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) says ‘daro aur darao’ (create fear and frighten)” Gandhi said adding “wherever we (Congress) go we spread the message of fearlessness” Taking a dig at the prime minister Gandhi said “Modi ji ne kya kiya kaha ki mera naam Narendra Modi hai aur mai tumse tumhari (farmers) zameen chheen sakta hoon I told them daro mat Ye desh akalmand desh hai angrezon ko bhagaya hai Chaand tak mission bhej diya hai (What did Modi do He said My Name is Narendra Modi and I can snatch your land This is a country of intelligent people Wehave thrown Britishers out of the country Sent mission on mood we won’t be fooled by Modiji)” Hitting out at Modi’s demonetisation policy Gandhi said “Crores of people were standing in lines did you find any corrupt person there The corrupt ones were at the bank’s backdoor” He also recited an old song featuring Amitabh Bachchan to describe the demonetisation policy “Ram naam japna gareeb ka maal apna- ye philosophy hai suit-boot ki sarkar ki; isi se aapko ladna hai” said Gandhi #WATCH: Rahul Gandhi says PM Narendra Modi’s #DeMonetisation announcement sounded like Amitabh Bachchan’s movie dialogue pictwittercom/1VhPld7kEB — ANI (@ANI_news) January 11 2017 He also woed that his party will save the country from the hatred being spread by the RSS and the BJP government “RSS aur BJP desh ko barbaad kar rahi hain nafrat faila kar DeMonetisation implement karke desh ko barbaad kar rahe hain Hum aapko bachaynegy (RSS and BJP is destroying the social fabric of this country by spreading hatred by implementing demonetisation But Congress will rescue this country)” said Gandhi Congress Party’s Jan Vedna Sammelan was called to highlight the ‘misfortunes’ caused to the people of India due to the demonetisation move by Prime Minister Modi on November 8 last year For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 5 2015 10:31 am Dr T P Lahane Dean of state run J J Hospital said that Indrani Mukerjea has not regained consciousness as yet and that doctors are trying hard to revive her from her deep slumber Related News Deepening the mystery over what led to INX Media co-founder Indrani Mukerjea’s collapse inside the Byculla prison JJ Hospital Dean T P Lahane claimed on Sunday that this was not a case of drug overdose Relying on the Forensic Science Laboratory’s (FSL) Lahane said her blood samples did not show excessively high levels of Etizolam or Mirtazapine While Etizolam belongs to the Benzodiazepine class of drugs that are used as an anxiolytic — medication to curb anxiety — Mirtazapine is a new class of anti-depressant that is generally used for depressed patients with significant sleep problems Indrani was reportedly prescribed Etizolam (05 mg) and Mirtazapine (75 mg) About Mukerjea’s medical condition the hospital dean said she was conscious and out of danger Stating that Mukerjea was drowsy and consuming liquids Lahane said she might be discharged within the next 48 hours following consultations with psychiatrists at the state-run JJ Hospital Her statement on the circumstances surrounding her collapse in jail would be recorded soon sources said Read:Forensic lab rules out drug overdose of Indrani Mukerjea hospital differs On October 2 Mukerjea had collapsed inside the Byculla jail Doctors later confirmed that she was on medication for depression and epilepsy and had been taking drugs since September 11 While tests on urine samples taken at the JJ Hospital on Saturday had shown excessive quantity of drugs doctors claimed on Sunday that it was possible for two samples taken from a patient with an interval of two hours to yield different results In Mukerjea’s case urine samples were sent for tests and blood samples were sent later to the FSL “It is quite possible that toxins had passed on into the urine which reported excessive quantities of drug while the blood had little quantity left” said a senior doctor from the psychiatry department at JJ Hospital The urine test had also confirmed that choline esterage in the samples was normal ruling out opium poisoning “We treated the patient Indrani for overdose of drugs based on the preliminary report by the Hinduja Hospital However the final report by the FSL called the Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMC) clears that there was no overdose of drug substance It is negative Our treatment was based on clinical findings” said Lahane The Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMC) report is an analytical report that can trace materials that were earlier considered disintegrated beyond identification “An adult dose (of Etizolam) varies from 05mg to maximum of 2 mg The side effects are rare If there is an over dosage it causes drowsiness nausea liver problems and vomiting Only in very high doses can a person suffer from respiratory depression” an expert said Mukerjea’s respiratory cycle was lower than usual at 12 per minute on Saturday Meanwhile the probe underway at the Byculla jail is yet to yield any additional information The jail authorities recorded statements of nearly 40 inmates lodged in the same barrack as Mukerjea In addition the statements of three prison guards who had direct access to her along with the prison doctors will also be recorded shortly Special Inspector General (prisons) Bipin Kumar Singh refused to comment on the probe “A detailed report will be submitted to the government this week” was all Kumar said “While the medical report may state that there was no overdose of drugs our probe is to find out if all procedures were followed in the prison as per the Maharashtra prison manual” said a jail official [email protected] For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Harsha Raj Gatty | Goa | Published: February 12 2016 2:31 am Top News A Goa court Thursday granted conditional bail to Sameer Sardana who was nabbed by Goa ATS on February 1 after he was spotted acting “suspiciously” at Vasco station Judicial Magistrate Shabnam Shaikh directed Sardana to appear before Goa ATS for the next four days deposit Rs 10000 as surety and not to travel abroad without court’s permission Sardana is son of Major General (retired) K N Sardana Sardana’s counsel S N Joshi argued that his detention was unwarranted Share This Article Related Article As for the six passports found in Sardana’s possession Joshi said five of them were cancelled but all of them were genuine and had been submitted before the court “My client had travelled to many countries… It is a common practice to preserve old passports” he added Sardana argued that he had committed no wrong in holding digital information of bomb or photographs of certain locations “What is wrong in that Anyone can have access to such images and such information is easily available” Joshi said The court disallowed Sardana’s request to be immediately reunited with his family in Uttarakhand Outside the court Sardana said: “Justice has been partly served today I want to be completely free of this charge” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top Newswe will be issuing credit cards to them, Joti said The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Friday presented a credit plan for 2010-11 for Gujarat with a credit potential of Rs 31607 crore Introducing the State Credit PlanNABARD chairman U C Sarangi said: We had earlier decided on an outlay of Rs 29607 crore But nowafter a discussion with the chief secretary and bankerswe have increased it to Rs 31607 crore? For all the latest Lifestyle News,Kolkata. which is another highlight of the phone.

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