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She also said that whatever he is doing is for the well being of the nation and its people.Numbers of failure?IEAugust 30) Its evident from recent growth trendswhich are lower than expected The lack of a clear environmental clearance policyproblems of land acquisitionintermittent protestshave had a negative impact on growth Investors arent showing confidence in the Indian economy The government should realise Indias growth cannot be sustained unless strong political measures are taken There are many reforms pending Swapnil WankhadeAmravati * While its unpardonable that our policy-makers have consistently failed to address the growing pessimism about Indias growth storythe uneasy status-quoism is equally puzzling Its obvious that a slew of reform measures are long past their time Yetwe only get the occasional statement of the obvious from the PMand no follow-up If the Congress is hesitant about antagonising its rural voters by pushing a neo-liberal agendait should take heart from the recent middle-class politicisation Theres a constituency for growthand as of now its alienatedalmost hateful of the government Thenif only as a politically savvy movelets have the necessary reforms The absence of strong decision-making has revealed the UPAs lack of vision Gurpreet S GorayaMohali For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 31 2016 8:27 pm Top News India will host the Kabaddi World Cup this year featuring 12 countries in October USA Canada UK Australia Iran Poland Pakistan Bangladesh Korea Japan and Kenya will be playing in the event the dates for which will be declared later “The International Kabaddi Federation is immensely proud that Kabaddi is growing in popularity so fast and is all set to breakthrough on a global stage with the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup scheduled in India” said Janardan Singh Gehlot President International Kabaddi Federation “We are committed to nurturing the sport across the globe The phenomenal success of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi and the participation of players from around the world is a testament to kabaddi’s promise as a global sport We are delighted and proud to have India host 12 countries for the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup” IKF officials point out that they are taking special care to ensure that the selection of the participant teams for the World Cup is representative of every Olympic geography Drawing attention to this Yeong Hak Hoon Secretary General – IKF and Secretary of the Korea Kabaddi Federation said “Kabaddi is growing in popularity in Korea and several other countries especially due to the phenomenal Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League that is being telecast across the world by Star Sports Kabaddi became a part of Asian Games in the year 1990 and India have won all the gold medals since Star Sports will be the official broadcaster of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup All matches will be telecast exclusively on the Star Sports network and Hotstar For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsConsidering the efficiency and accountability with which the Governor Narinder Nath Vohra is running the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir people may not miss the civilian government any more Surprisingly an impression is gaining the ground after every passing day that Vohra has not just improved the governance delivery system but also made the bureaucracy accessible and accountable like never before Vohra 79 was appointed Governor of the state during the UPA regime when Kashmir was boiling in the summer unrest of 2008 following the Amarnath land row that left more than 100 people dead He is considered to be one of the most apolitical governors to have served the state His no-nonsense attitude earned him the distinction of being the first civilian governor to be appointed in 18 years after Jagmohan Following the death of former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on 7 January Vohra become the third-time administrative head of the state He has held the office of Governor for the last eight years and rumors of his being replaced where rife when Sayeed passed away in New Delhi giving Vohra a second chance in a year to rule This put J&K into its seventh instance of Governor’s rule Representational image Reuters But observers and common people say never before has he been so constant and forceful when it comes to governance delivery system than this time Be it compensation for flood effected people dredging of Jhelum or punctuality of government employees and a host of other issues Vohra has made a difference in his fresh avatar The grocery store of Fareed Lone a shopkeeper in Jawahar Nagar area of Srinagar was submerged in the September 2014 floods His house too was damaged in the devastating floods that marooned most of Srinagar After he was denied compensation for months when the BJP-PDP lead alliance was ruling the state for nine months Lone was among the 5532 traders who were given compensation recently when Rs 199 crores was disbursed among 813 traders by the state government led by Vohra The administration granted cheques worth Rs 1432 crores since the process of disbursal was expedited after 25 February “We pleaded before ministers in the previous government but failed to receive any compensation but last week we were pleasantly surprised when we were given cheques for the loss Although it won’t compensate for the damage fully at least it happened without us having to beg before politicians” Lone told Firstpost The state administration recently said that at least 10000 traders have been provided relief to the tune of over 40 crore to restart their business Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asghar Hassan Samoon said that the current administration is working overnight to compensate people who have been effected by the floods and every trader who has suffered losses in the floods would be compensated “We have already disbursed 4070 crore among traders and have also sent a proposal for the release of additional Rs 120 crores to the Centre government so that other will also be covered” Samoon said Governor Vohra has also requested Uma Bharti Minister for Water Resources River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation to urgently release funds for the dredging of the river Jhelum and its outflow channels He has requested that Bharti should take personnel interest so that the project would be completed in a time-bound manner before the coming monsoon season A statement by the office of Governor last week that he is personally monitoring the implementation of this vital project to ensure that the works are completed as per the envisaged time frame The dredging would increase the capacity of the Jhelum from 34000 to 45000 cusecs It is strange that despite having less bureaucracy Vohra has made bureaucrats deliver in these two months in almost every area where his attention has been drawn To ensure punctuality in all the government offices he has ordered the implementation of biometric attendances by March Recently after an intervention by his office the defense ministry gave a nod to the night landing facility on the Srinagar Airport flights can land in Srinagar till 10 pm “This is a good step It will increase the tourist footfall ten times in the state We had been demanding this for years now” Manzoor Siddiq President Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) told Firstpost “There is relief on the administrative side since the Governor took over Files are not lingering the bureaucracy is responding and decision are being taken quickly” Mushtaq Wani Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) President told Firstpost Vohra is not new to Kashmir; he was appointed as interlocutor by the central government to chalk out a road map for Kashmir He is well known and has before becoming governor held talks with separatists and mainstream groups to chalk out future strategy for Kashmir Recently the state government suspended 100 doctors after finding them unauthorisedly absent from the duty Without any delay the government on Wednesday said the vacancies created after terminating services of 100 doctors recently will be referred to the to the recruiting agencies “This is not possible under any civilian government” Umar Iqbal a resident of Sonwar area of Srinagar said “That is the beauty of the governors rule” he added Written by Soumya Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: August 17 2016 1:29 pm Aarthi Sampath talks about her journey — the struggles that hampered and the faith that kept her going (Source: Aarthi Sampath/Instagram) Top News Eleanor Roosevelt once said “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” Aarthi Sampath now Chef de Cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna’s Junoon restaurant in New York was once a dreamer The kind that Roosevelt talked about And she saw delicious dreams The way to American cooking reality show Chopped which she won was not easy at all The audition process that Sampath went through to compete in the show was rigorous complete with endless interviews and questionnaires that led to her selection When she first came to the US in 2013 Sampath’s roommate got her hooked on to watching the show “I would watch these chefs compete and it inspired me to be a better faster and smarter chef” she said In 2015 the moment Sampath got through her favourite show was a self-defining one “It changed my opinion about myself I realised in that moment that I truly was a chef” she said in an email interview Sampath said the competition was the most exhilarating scary and endorphin-releasing 18 hours ever The 30-year-old’s love for India and its rich heritage transcends borders “I am who I am because of my rich heritage the city of Mumbai where I grew up in and my South Indian upbringing” she said Sampath explained her food is heavily influenced by her childhood memories and has always tried creating food that would stir the right notes of nostalgia It is not a surprise then that the best compliment she had received so far at Junoon is “your food reminds me of home” During her course at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island Sampath joined as an intern at Junoon NYC in 2014 She started off by working with the Taj group in India in 2009 but she soon worked her way up to the position of executive chef and went to work for the group in Orlando Florida in 2013 The journey from India to overseas has definitely not been smooth for Sampath “I have faced every kind of bias because I am a woman and brown But once people know you are talented you surpass every misrepresentation” Yes being one of the few women in a field known to have churned out successful men is yet another difficulty that Sampath dealt with “I have faced ridicule not taken seriously sexual harassment and disrespect At a more subtle level there was insubordination and people sabotaging your product” Sampath was often talked down to and used as a punching bag She feels she’s learnt the tricks of the trade now and is forced to be a tyrant because she has to “fight these wolves each day to live my dream It is too too too hard for women out there so most give up” Thankfully this young chef was not one of them and she believes it is important others don’t give up either in spite of the challenge “I truly believe that women have a power with food as they impart their maternal love to food hence encouragement is necessary” she said While India has made a mark on the world’s food map Sampath feels the country lacks emphasis on cooking techniques knife skills and constant practice “The West is successful as their cuisines are documented with precision unlike our cuisine which is still kept a guarded secret” she explained “Alternatively the food has also never tasted better” Also Sampath is all praises for her boss and mentor Chef Viku – that’s Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna to the rest of us “He pushes me so hard in the most beautiful way and gets the best out of me He never loses his cool in the kitchen only encourages young cooks I feel very blessed to be in his presence” From the 13-year-old little girl who apparently discovered her mother’s unused cookbooks and fell in love with the kitchen while watching her first cake rise in the oven Sampath has come a long way She believes her journey has only humbled her and understands the responsibility that she has towards budding chefs across the globe This inspiring chef continues to be a part of Junoon and is working on a new tasting menu for Fall While at it she’s writing a cookbook and dreams of opening a restaurant in Mumbai offering modern Indian and Asian-influenced cuisines For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | Toronto | Published: August 2 2017 4:13 pm Take the best shot with this smartphone app that helps people learn the art of taking a cellphone self-portrait (Representational Photo) Top News If you love taking selfies but do not know how to take the best shot there is help at hand Computer scientists have developed a smartphone app that helps people learn the art of taking a cellphone self-portrait Inside the app is an algorithm that directs the user where to position the camera allowing them to take the best shot possible “Selfie’s have increasingly become a normal way for people to express themselves and their experiences only not all selfies are created equal” said Dan Vogel Professor of Computer Science at University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada “Unlike other apps that enhance a photo after you take it this system gives direction meaning the user is actually learning why their photo will be better” Vogel said In developing the algorithm Vogel and Qifan Li a former student at Waterloo bought 3D digital scans of “average” looking people They took hundreds of “virtual selfies” by writing code to control a virtual smartphone camera and computer-generated lighting which allowed them to explore different composition principles including lighting direction face position and face size Using an online crowdsourcing service the researchers had thousands of people vote on which of the virtual selfie photos they felt were best and then mathematically modelled the patterns of votes to develop an algorithm that can guide people to take the best selfie They later had real people take selfies with a standard camera app and an app powered by the algorithm Based on more online ratings they found a 26 per cent improvement in selfies taken with Waterloo’s app The researchers presented the work at the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems in Edinburgh Scotland “This is just the beginning of what is possible” Vogel said “We can expand the variables to include variables aspects such as hairstyle types of smile or even the outfit you wear When it comes to teaching people to take better selfies the sky’s the limit” Vogel added For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIslamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is "analysing" the evidence against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by a military court and will decide his appeal on merit the Army said in Islamabad on Sunday File image of Kulbhushan Jadhav PTI Jadhav filed a mercy petition before General Bajwa last month according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued on 22 June The statement said the former Indian Navy officer had filed the petition after the Military Appellate Court rejected his appeal Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters on Sunday that Gen Bajwa was "analysing the evidence against Jadhav The Army chief will decide on Jadhav’s appeal on merit" Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April for his alleged involvement in espionage and terrorist activities The International Court of Justice in The Hague in May halted his execution on India’s appeal Pakistan claims to have arrested Jadhav from Balochistan province on 3 March last year after he reportedly entered from Iran However India maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy Sunrisers Hyderabad, With the XI they had available to them,and many areas are still lacking water supply.

Technically, The squads had surveyed areas including Katraj,We will not allow anyone to enter for demolition and they cannot cause physical harm to those who are fasting, said a resident of Patel Building In a last-ditch effort to save their homesresidents appealed to the state government and BMC to regularise the unauthorised 35 floors The civic administration later extended by three days the deadline to demolish the illegal floors and decided to begin demolition Thursday The BMC decision comes days after the Supreme Court ordered demolition of all illegal floors In a February 27 orderSupreme Court had ordered the demolition of various floors on seven buildings – MidtownEsha Ekta ApartmentsShubh ApartmentsPatel Apartments (two buildings)B Y Apartments and Orchid For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 17 2017 12:05 pm Judwaa 2: The remake will see Varun Dhawan in Salman Khan’s shoes Varun will be joined by Taapsee Pannu Top News Watching Varun Dhawan and Taapsee Pannu rehearsing ‘Oonchi Hai Building’ song for Judwaa 2 will make you want you to rewind to the year 1997 and revisit this peppy number from original Salman Khan film A video showing Varun and Taapsee training hard to get their steps right has surfaced online While the video looks cool it still needs a lot of imagination as both actors — dressed in their track pants — are rehearsing the song inside a room Varun Dhawan and Taapsee Pannu are currently shooting for their next film Judwaa 2 in London For those who don’t wake up every morning thinking about Bollywood remakes here’s a little refresher: David Dhawan is all set to remake Judwaa 2 with his son Varun The original was a fun ride and a happy comedy film Salman Khan was seen in a double role and was ably supported by Karisma and Rambha The film also starred Anupam Kher and Satish Kaushik that made it all the more fun The songs from the film — Oonchi Hai Building Tan Tana Tan Tan Taara and Duniya Mein Aaye –were an instant hit and strike a chord with the audience The remake will see Varun Dhawan in Salman Khan’s shoes Varun will be joined by Taapsee Pannu The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez who will soon join the cast in London Also Read:Has Fatima Sana Shaikh given a look test for Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan See pic Varun Dhawan fresh from the success of Badrinath ki Dulhania is excited about the film When the actor was recently asked if Salman had given him any advice Varun told PTI “The only advice Salman Khan has given me for Judwaa 2 is that ‘listen to your dad (director David Dhawan) and don’t be over smart’ I just remember watching Judwaa in the theatre during a special screening and meeting Salman Khan for the first time I don’t remember much as I was small” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 24 2017 11:56 am Phillauri makers were asked to mute Hanuman Chlisa in one of the parts of the film as it was supposed to encourage superstition Related News On the day of its release Phillauri is caught in a controversy about its basic theme — ghosts Reports started doing the rounds on Thursday evening that the Central Board of Film Certification had asked the makers of the film to add a lengthy disclaimer at the beginning of the film announcing that they do not subscribe to any of the superstitions shown in the film nor do they believe in ghosts A DNA report also said that a scene where Suraj Sharma is seen with the ghost played by Anushka Sharma in the bathtub and recites Hanuman Chalisa was found to be incongruous and asked the makers to remove it Others reports said the makers were asked to mute Hanuman Chlisa as it was supposed to encourage superstition DNA quotes a source as saying “This amounted to hurting of religious sentiments… The CBFC has asked for the Hanuman Chalisa to be removed from the soundtrack All the audience will hear now is Suraj long droning chant which would be inaudible” When asked about the scene with Hanuman Chalisa in Phillauri CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani told indianexpresscom “This is not true I don’t want to comment on it You can talk to producers about it Whatever they say is right” We got in touch with the makers of the film but they are yet to confirm the report Also read |Phillauri movie review The film released on Friday Co-produced by Anushka Sharma Phillauri is directed by Anshai Lal Along with Anushka and Suraj the film also stars Diljit Dosanjh For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsChennai: The war of words between archrivals DMK and AIADMK over Metro Rail continued on Friday with the former asking Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to clarify when her government had taken a decision about the project Responding to Jayalalithaa’s statement that the seeds for the project were sown in 2003 DMK President M Karunanidhi asked that if it were so on what date was the issue discussed in the cabinet or when the foundation stone was laid Representational image PTI "Between 2003 and 2006 Jayalalithaa was chief minister Can she announce what percentage of Metro rail work was initiated during this three year period" he asked Listing out the efforts taken by his government in this regard he said it had ordered Detailed Project Report (DPR) and handed over the work to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation The project was listed as Special Initiative under his direct supervision and later transferred to his son and then Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin he said The DPR was later approved by the cabinet in November 2007 and a Special Purpose Vehicle formed the next month he said in a statement in Chennai Karunanidhi recalled that after securing 59 per cent of the total loan amount from Japanese International Cooperation Agency besides share capitals and loans from both the Centre and state government the Union Cabinet had in January 2009 approved the project But soon after taking over in 2011 the AIADMK government had not laid stress on Metro Rail but instead opted for Monorail with mention about it being made in successive Governor’s addresses and budgets before the ruling party ‘changed its mind’ Countering Jayalalithaa on the launch of works regarding Metro Rail construction Karunanidhi said Stalin had green flagged it in June 2009 On Jayalalithaa’s contention that Karunanidhi had given the nod for the Tamil Nadu government to sign an MoU on fixing fares and "he does not have any locus standi to talk" about rates he asked if he had approved the present tariff of of Rs 40 for a 10 km journey Incidentally the issue of high fares had been raised by all political parties in the state he added The first phase of the Rs 14600 crore Chennai Metro Rail the Alandur-Koyambedu sector was flagged off by Jayalalithaa on Monday Since then the two Dravidian parties have been sparring over claiming credit for the transport service PTI Written by Atishi Marlena | Updated: September 2 2016 12:29 am Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Top News While visiting a government school last year I met a 65-year-old man who had come to pick up his granddaughter On asking him about the condition of the school he expressed his unhappiness and said “School to bahut bure haal mein hai Kamre kam hain teacher kam hain jo teacher hain bhi woh padhate nahin hain Pehle itna kharab nahin tha” (The school is in bad shape There are too few classrooms and teachers The ones that are present don’t teach It wasn’t this bad earlier) When I asked him why this decline happened he said bitterly “Madam saare netaon ne private school khol rakhe hain Agar sarkari school theek honge to unka dhanda kaise chalega” (The politicians run private schools If the government schools function well how will their business flourish) While uttered in frustration the words of this old man capture a deep reality of the state of our public education system: In the last two decades it has been left to decay by a political class that at its best doesn’t care and its worst has deliberately let it decline due to their vested interests in private schools This is precisely the case in Delhi where in February 2015 the AAP government inherited a system that was in a shambles There was a shortage of rooms insufficient teachers as no recruitments had been done for a decade; even where teachers were present they would not go to classrooms; schools were filthy and most importantly the learning levels were abysmal The Congress supervised this decay as it ruled Delhi for 15 years Therefore irony dies a thousand deaths when Ajay Maken and Ruchi Gupta decide to critique — with misinformation and half-truths — the AAP government’s attempts to resuscitate the system destroyed by their very own party (‘Why AAP needs to go back to school’ IE August 22) Improving government schools was a complex problem that faced the AAP government as changes were needed at so many levels For bringing these changes the government doubled its education budget a first The first year was spent in addressing what can be called “lower order problems” — improving the basic infrastructure and upkeep of schools More than 8000 new rooms were constructed land was identified for building new schools new sanitation contractors were brought in for cleaning and estate managers were deployed in every school to supervise the maintenance and upkeep To sustain these changes systems of accountability needed improvement To this end the government decided to involve parents in the decision-making process by empowering school management committees (SMCs) SMCs were parent-led bodies created by the Right to Education Act but were defunct in Delhi as well as other parts of India The AAP government started activating and empowering SMCs and got parents involved in the supervision and monitoring of schools A year-and-a-half later the overall ambience of the school stands transformed a fact that all students and parents testify to Yet the core of the education system is learning by the students Year after year ASER reports have told us that children in our schools are not learning even the basics of language and arithmetic that there is a crisis of learning Combine these worryingly low learning levels with the “no detention policy” and we have reached a situation where a large number of students in Class IX cannot read and write a few sentences in Hindi or do three-digit addition This is the reason why more than 50 per cent students are “failing” in class IX The government’s own learning assessment of Class VI students showed that 74 per cent of them could not even read a passage from their textbooks The AAP government — like governments throughout the country — could have turned a blind eye to the learning deficit of lakhs of students who come from some of the poorest sections of society But instead it chose to take proactive measures to ensure that no child is left behind Children were organised into groups according to their learning levels so that every child could get the support she needs Children could learn at their own pace and not at a pace decided by the “syllabus” Teachers prepared — and continue to prepare — learning material (called Pragati) in addition to existing textbooks This was essential since assessments had shown that children couldn’t even read their textbooks Five hundred and fifty schools organised summer camps for students of Class VI to reduce their learning gaps Teachers were given the flexibility to teach at their own pace keeping in mind the learning needs of the children “Mentor teachers” were selected to work on creative teaching methods and teacher development This was the implementation of the very spirit of the Right to Education Act and the National Curriculum Framework 2005 which have unfortunately remained only words in policy documents so far The AAP government has also taken a strong stand to curb malpractices by private schools: Ending the management quota in nursery admissions bringing transparency in EWS admissions and making private schools roll back arbitrary fee hikes AAP has heeded the advice of ordinary citizens and is working to transform education in Delhi and bring every child access to high quality education Mr Maken maybe your time would be better spent in improving school education in the few states where your party still has a government rather than criticising one of the only governments working on the same The writer works as advisor to the education minister of Delhi and is a senior leader of AAP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 11 2016 12:00 am Related News On the face of it no major bank state-owned or private has escaped the non-performing assets crisis unfolding in the country The latest addition to the list is the public-sector giant Punjab National Bank On Tuesday the bank announced that its gross NPAs in the third quarter of the current fiscal increased to Rs 34338 crore a sharp rise from Rs 22211 crore last year As a result the PNB had to increase provisioning towards NPAs to Rs 3775 crore for Q3 up from Rs 1467 crore in the same quarter a year ago Eventually the slippage due to NPAs resulted in the PNB’s net profits falling 934 per cent to Rs 51 crore in the October-December quarter But the PNB was not alone Two more public-sector banks — Allahabad Bank and Dena Bank — reported a combined loss of Rs 1100 crore just for the December quarter Even private-sector banks are getting hit due to increasing NPAs but there is a difference between how the NPA-induced pain in the banking sector affects public-sector and private-sector banks According to an analysis by the PJ Nayak Committee report on the governance of bank boards in 2014 the market share of PSBs in India has fallen from 802 per cent in 2000 to 73 per cent in 2013 It calculated that given this trend PSBs will further relinquish market share and be reduced to just 632 per cent by 2025 This the committee found is due to several reasons Irrespective of which variable one looks at — return on assets average net interest margin net profit per employee or the ratio of staff costs to operating expenses — PSBs massively lag behind private-sector banks This is evident in the scale of the NPA crisis too In its bid to give primacy to the goal of financial inclusion the Modi government unveiled a flurry of schemes such as the Jan Dhan Yojana the Atal Pension Yojana and the Suraksha Bima Yojana — PSBs were expected to be the main vehicles to drive this change At first the hurried pace at which many of these schemes were pushed was a cause for concern But now as PSBs declare the true extent of stressed assets on their balance-sheets it is becoming clear that they will find it difficult to push financial inclusion which requires banks to put up with significant costs upfront This underlines the urgency to reform PSBs and ensure they follow prudential norms Failure to do so will adversely affect the goal of financial inclusion For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Washington | Published: June 11 2014 10:55 am Parents should make being well rested a family value and a priority Source: Thinkstock Related News Sleep should be one of the most important family values say researchers who found that more parental sleep is related to more child sleep which is linked to decreased child obesity “Parents should make being well rested a family value and a priority” said Barbara H Fiese director of the University of Illinois’s Family Resiliency Center and Pampered Chef Endowed Chair “Sleep routines in a family affect all the members of the household not just children; we know that parents won’t get a good night’s sleep unless and until their preschool children are sleeping” Fiese said The new study by Fiese and colleagues showed that sleep is a protective factor in lowering the incidence of obesity in parents and being overweight in preschool children In the study socioeconomic characteristics were assessed in relation to protective routines and prevalence of being obese or overweight for 337 preschool children and their parents The routines assessed in parents included adequate sleep (over seven hours) and family mealtime routine The four protective routines assessed in children were adequate sleep (10 or more hours per night) family mealtime routine limiting screen-viewing time to less than two hours a day and not having a bedroom TV The only significant individual protective factor against obesity or overweight in children was getting adequate sleep Children who did not get enough sleep had a greater risk for being overweight than children who engaged in at least three of the protective routines regularly even after controlling for parents’ BMI and socio-demographic characteristics Fiese said But the researchers also learned that the number of hours a parent sleeps is related to how much sleep children are getting so that a parent’s sleep has an effect on the likelihood that their children will be overweight or obese “We viewed how long parents slept and how long children slept as part of a household routine and found that they really did go together” Fiese said The study was co-authored by Blake L Jones of Purdue University and published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related Newswhich lies on the 33rd parallel. “At a national level, Soon after, On November 29, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner, The next update to the FIH World Rankings will be published following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 1 events later this year. lateral entry could further enfeeble the bureaucracy.

the franchise side would be seeking him to replicate that when he steps out in the middle on Saturday.I prescribe medicines to at least 15 patients every day.s election in Allahabad. was not available for comments. The first publication of Curtain in 1975 notoriously prompted The New York Times to print Poirot’s obituary on its front page. has allegedly cheated several people of lakhs of rupees by selling them cars he bought on loans, there should be no outstanding loans against a car, I’d like to thank ICC and most importantly my team-mates. we fell on the right track, which could help the opposition parties in making a comeback in rural Maharashtra.

as our tails were up.the electric supply division posted a loss of Rs 456.06 per unit from Rs 3." The top RSS man’s remark instantaneously warmed up the political temperature and sparked off a most contentious point for public discourse in the run up to elections in Uttar Pradesh and four other states. They smiled at me and then plotted my doom.

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