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A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies [...]

August 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

The implementation of restrictions barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US is only the latest mini-tsunami in what will be a sea change in patterns of higher education internationalisation. Not every Western country is turning against internationalisation. Canada, for instance, is keeping its doors open and expanding programmes for international mobility, [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

The implementation of restrictions barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US is only the latest mini-tsunami in what will be a sea change in patterns of higher education internationalisation. Not every Western country is turning against internationalisation. Canada, for instance, is keeping its doors open and expanding programmes for international mobility, [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Michael Flynn quits as national security adviser

Michael Flynn quits as national security adviser

Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser over his contact with Russian officials before US President Donald Trump took office. His resignation on Tuesday followed reports a day earlier that the Department of Justice warned the Trump administration weeks ago that such communications could leave him in a compromised position. It is illegal for private [...]

February 14, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Michael Flynn quits as national security adviser

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump dismantle his predecessor’s law and reshape the nation’s healthcare system. The Senate voted 52-47 earlier on Friday to approve the conservative Georgia Republican, former U.S. lawmaker and orthopedic surgeon to [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate early Friday approved the nomination of Representative Tom Price to be secretary of health and human services, putting him in charge of President Trump’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. By a vote of 52 to 47, the Senate confirmed Mr. Price, Republican of Georgia, after a debate that focused [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

Betsy DeVos, just sworn in as education secretary after Vice President Pence cast a tiebreaking vote in the Senate to confirm her appointment, visited Howard University on Thursday to meet with university leaders. It was her first visit as secretary. On Friday, she visited Jefferson Academy, a public school in Washington, where protesters greeted her [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

As La La Land sparks new golden age, movie lovers go mad for old picture houses once again

As La La Land sparks new golden age, movie lovers go mad for old picture houses once again

The cinema was a 20th century phenomenon, the place where millions flocked to laugh, weep and tremble – but now it’s back. Long before TV, local movie houses brought entertainment that ordinary ­people could afford to every high street. They also offered newreel reports of wars, disasters and celebrities. And ­romance blossomed on many a [...]

February 6, 2017 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on As La La Land sparks new golden age, movie lovers go mad for old picture houses once again

Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Today is D-Day in Washington — the confirmation debate and vote on Betsy DeVos, one of Donald Trump’s most controversial nominees and the most contested. Despite the assurance of President Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer the confirmation is a cinch, the administration is making a last-ditch push today for DeVos in an email solicitation pleading with [...]

February 6, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Trump means ‘business’ as ban excludes countries of interests

Trump means ‘business’ as ban excludes countries of interests

Several Muslim majority nations, where the Trump Organisation is active and which in some cases have faced troublesome issues with terrorism, do not figure in the list of the countries whose citizens were banned from entering the United States. Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen, which are targeted by U.S. President Donald Trump [...]

January 30, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Trump means ‘business’ as ban excludes countries of interests

Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

President Donald Trump’s chief strategist has described US mainstream media as “the opposition party”, saying it should “keep its mouth shut”. Stephen Bannon also told the New York Times that news organisations had been “humiliated” by their failure to anticipate Mr Trump’s election victory. Media outlets have clashed with the White House over the number [...]

January 27, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

UK TO ACTIVELY HELP INDUSTRY AS COUNTRY LEAVES EU

UK TO ACTIVELY HELP INDUSTRY AS COUNTRY LEAVES EU

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s leader is pledging to help U.K. industry grow and compete as the country prepares to leave the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May plans to unveil her “modern industrial strategy” on Monday, saying the government must provide an environment that will create well-paying jobs throughout Britain if the country is to [...]

January 23, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on UK TO ACTIVELY HELP INDUSTRY AS COUNTRY LEAVES EU