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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

Kerala Public Service Commission: Notice for 117 posts released. Here’s how you can apply

Kerala Public Service Commission: Notice for 117 posts released. Here’s how you can apply

Kerala PSC (Public Service Commission) is inviting candidates for 117 posts. Details are available on Kerala’s PSC’s official website, keralapsc.gov.in. Applications will be accepted online till June 14. Candidates have to be 20 to 31 years old and should have a graduate degree from a recognised university or institute. The posts are for village field [...]

June 8, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Kerala Public Service Commission: Notice for 117 posts released. Here’s how you can apply

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Pictured, left to right, are Coterie Club’s Betty Mobley, Sharon Camp Williams, Margaret Cibele and guest speaker Gary Patterson. Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00 pm The Coterie Club of Kilgore met April 27 at the home of Sharon Camp Williams who hosted a lovely patio brunch. Co-hostess Margaret Cibele provided and served the delicious [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

MPs urge crackdown on excessive pay to rebuild public trust in business

MPs urge crackdown on excessive pay to rebuild public trust in business

British businesses must crack down on excessive pay for bosses and improve boardroom diversity to restore public trust after scandals at Sports Direct and collapsed retailer BHS, MPs have warned. Among their wide-ranging recommendations, the MPs’ committee called for a ban on long-term investment plans, complex multi-year pay deals that have been criticised for masking [...]

April 5, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on MPs urge crackdown on excessive pay to rebuild public trust in business

If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

The confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos provided an inordinate amount of drama: guns and grizzlies, an all-night talkathon on the Senate floor, and Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote — and with good reason. DeVos, now confirmed as secretary of Education, is not just another inexperienced member of the president’s Cabinet. She is an ideologue [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Among the myriad of objections leveled at Betsy DeVos, US president Donald Trump’s pick to lead American public education, the most stark is the fact that she’s never actually attended a public high school or university. Nor have her four children. The criticism becomes all the sharper when looking at Trump’s overall cabinet, which at [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

States have no power to dilute Real Estate Act, may face public outcry: Venkaiah Naidu

States have no power to dilute Real Estate Act, may face public outcry: Venkaiah Naidu

NEW DELHI: Coming down heavily on the states that have diluted the real estate regulatory Act, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said states have no power to dilute the provisions and this will have serious implications including public outcry. The minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) also urged the states and [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on States have no power to dilute Real Estate Act, may face public outcry: Venkaiah Naidu

What Is the Future of Public Education?

What Is the Future of Public Education?

It’s shaping up to be a contentious year on the education beat, fueled in part by Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election. For starters, in the weeks and months since his election, his campaign call for expanding school choice has sparked widespread discussion and debate. And while federal policy is often a slow-moving [...]

January 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on What Is the Future of Public Education?

Undermining Public Education Has Been A Bipartisan Affair

Undermining Public Education Has Been A Bipartisan Affair

“[T]he Obama administration, in education laid the groundwork for Trump and Betsy DeVos because they were big supporters of charter schools . . . [C]harter schools are the first step toward full privatization.” – Diane Ravitch, Democracy Now, December 1, 2016 If there is one thing Democrats and Republicans agreed on during the last two [...]

December 8, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Undermining Public Education Has Been A Bipartisan Affair

France’s Le Pen calls for end to public education for illegal immigrants

France’s Le Pen calls for end to public education for illegal immigrants

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed Thursday that children of illegal immigrants be refused places in public school as part of tough program to restrict state services. “I’ve got nothing against foreigners, but I say to them: ‘If you come to our country, don’t expect that you will be taken care of, treated [...]

December 8, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on France’s Le Pen calls for end to public education for illegal immigrants

Four steps to precision public health

Four steps to precision public health

When domestic transmission of Zika virus was confirmed in the United States in July 2016, the entire country was not declared at risk — nor even the entire state of Florida. Instead, precise surveillance defined two at-risk areas of Miami-Dade County, neighbourhoods measuring just 2.6 and 3.9 square kilometres. Travel advisories and mosquito control focused [...]

December 5, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Four steps to precision public health

Family violence a ‘serious public health’ issue in Canada

Family violence a ‘serious public health’ issue in Canada

More than 200 people are reported as victims of family violence every day in Canada, according to a new report by the chief public health officer. Family violence was the focus of the “State of Public Health in Canada report,” which waspublished Friday. In a statement, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor called [...]

October 21, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Family violence a ‘serious public health’ issue in Canada