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We are as much as in the dark as we were one year ago, she wrote further For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: May 8 2013 1:29 am Related News This years World Asthma Day theme is you can control your asthma but the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) says that the low availability and the prohibitive cost of asthma inhalers is coming in the way of controlling the disease in low- and middle-income countries Dr Avinash Bhondweformer presidentIndian Medical Associationsaid allergens are increasing due to pollution Inhalation therapy is a good treatment but people are not opting for the correct line of treatmenthe added As part of its World Asthma Day celebrationsArmed Forces Medical College (AFMC) observed the day by pledging to address various issues concerning increasing incidences of childhood asthma and its impact on health Describing this years theme You can cure your Asthma as an apt topicofficials at the AFMCs Department of Pediatrics who organised a patient awareness programme on the occasionsaid that childhood asthma is the commonest chronic illness in children causing a major concern worldwide As many as 200 children suffering from asthma along with their parents attended the event to mark the day Air Marshal B Keshav RaoAVSMDirector and Commandant of AFMC addressing the gathering expressed concern over increasing childhood asthma and highlighted various initiatives being undertaken to prevent the disease He said there is a paradigm shift in the spectrum of childhood illnesses from infectious diseases and malnutrition to diseases like asthmaallergies and developmental disorders All of these are directly or indirectly related to the environment and lifestyle He stressed screening children of families with members having asthma for the disease or any other allergic symptomsso that early preventive therapy could be started for better outcome in future For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 13 2016 9:02 pm Usain Bolt has six of those golds two each in the 100m 200m and 4x100m relay and is seeking to complete an improbable treble-treble in Rio (Source: Reuters) Top News In the last decade Jamaica with Usain Bolt as the figurehead has emerged as the world’s dominant sprinting power usurping the United States from the throne it occupied since the start of the modern Olympic Games in 1896 After winning five golds over 13 Olympics from 1948-2000 things suddenly changed for the Jamaicans They started with double-gold in Athens in 2004 at the 2008 Games they won five of the six sprint events and they took four of six in 2012 claiming 10 of the 18 medals on offer Bolt has six of those golds two each in the 100m 200m and 4x100m relay and is seeking to complete an improbable treble-treble in Rio beginning with the men’s 100 on Sunday One man fascinated by the country’s rise was Richard Moore an award-winning cycling journalist and author who had become hooked on the murky underworld of athletics when he wrote his acclaimed book “The dirtiest race in history” about Ben Johnson and the 1988 Olympic 100 metres final Moore was well-steeped in the issue of doping and the media’s struggle to expose it after years on the cycling circuit and decided the Jamaican sprint phenomenon was something that could bear closer scrutiny He spent months investigating the scene talking to athletes coaches anti-doping officials and just about everyone else connected with the sport – although Bolt declined to become involved The result was the “The Bolt Supremacy – Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory” which is released in paperback this month Perhaps the sprinter was aware of Moore’s broad motivation of seeking to break a career-defining story and the Scot makes no secret of the fact that he travelled to Jamaica hoping to bury Caesar not to praise him However after two months of exhaustive research he came away with armfuls of fascinating material but not a whisper of a suggestion that Bolt’s incredible achievements are illegally fuelled “I felt that Bolt was this global figure who wasn’t subject to much scrutiny outside the Olympic Games because athletics isn’t really a global sport beyond that” Moore told Reuters “There had been such a up-beat atmosphere at the London Olympics that it seemed that nobody wanted to spoil the party by asking about doping “I felt it hadn’t been that well explored so I did a lot of interviews with a lot of the people he trained with and his coaches and found them pretty open” Moore’s research coincided with a dark period for Jamaican sprinting with a succession of elite champion athletes testing positive LIGHTER OFFENCES Former world record-holder Asafa Powell double Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown and Olympic silver medallist Sherone Simpson were in trouble albeit for “lighter offences” involving stimulants and several cases were eventually overturned Moore concluded that those tests and others were an indication not of any sustained organised system of doping but of “stupidity” “I think it was a failure of resources” he said “Some of the anti-doping mistakes are not of a corrupt system but a under-resourced one where people are trying to do their best against the odds “I think if Jamaica tried to organise a systematic doping programme their athletes would be caught on day one “Powell and Yohan Blake (in 2009) were probably stupid mistakes but you don’t know if there is anything darker beyond that” Instead of drugs Moore ascribes Jamaica’s remarkable rise to a more probable combination of factors some physical but more cultural He likens the situation to that of rugby in New Zealand a country whose world presence is virtually defined by the dominant All Blacks and where every child aspires to wear that famous shirt The excitement and sheer quality of “The Champs” where huge crowds watch the annual schools championship are an indication of how deep the sport runs in Jamaican society and success at the highest level naturally spurs the next generation “There’s nowhere else in the world where athletics is the number one sport” he said “The incredible culture of athletics and sprinting there has deep roots” He also says that pride extends to the exclusion of some dopers pointing out that Powell is now based in the United States after effectively being drummed out of his home country by the outrage at his positive Moore’s conclusion was that the country’s extraordinary pride and identity in its sprinters is probably the key driver in its excellence but the drip-feed of positive tests over recent years has left the case still open “I spoke to a lot of people” he said “But just because I didn’t find anything it doesn’t mean it’s not there” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Updated: July 5 2016 11:52 pm Sania Mirza is still alive in the women’s doubles competition with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis (Source: Reuters) Top News London Jul 5 (PTI) India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Anastasia Rodionova advanced to the third round but it was curtains for top seeded Indo-Croatian combo of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig in the mixed doubles competition at the Wimbledon here today Bopanna and Rodionova seeded 13th defeated Treat Huey of Phillipines and Alicja Rosolska of Poland 6-3 7-5 in a second round match that lasted little less than an hour The Indo-Australian pair will next face Colombian duo of Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Mariana Duque-Marino Sania and Ivan however bowed out after losing to unseeded British duo of Neal Skupski and Anna Smith 6-4 3-6 5-7 in a match that lasted over two hours here The Mirza-Dodig pair paid for their profligacy as they bungled on multiple match points in the final set before the unheralded British came out trumps Both pairs traded a couple of breaks in the first set before the top seeds got a third break which enabled them to close the set at 6-4 Sania and Dodig looked on course for an easy victory but Neal and Anna came back strongly getting a break and winning the second set 6-3 The fancied Indo-Croat pair had problem with their second serve and their success rate was a mere 38 percent In the final set Mirza-Dodig pair were 5-3 up serving for the match at 40-30 However the British kept on fighting as they saved another match point before winning a break to make it 4-5 While serving to stay in the match the Britons again were standing at the cusp of defeat with Mirza-Dodig getting another chance to seal the issue but they failed The 11th game saw the locals break the serve of the top seeds and then serve out the match in the 12th game In the girls’ event India’s Karman Kaur Thandi’s poor show at the junior Grand Slams continued as Mariam Bolkvadze of Georgia won her second round match 4-6 6-2 6-2 in a little over two hours Thandi had previously lost in the first round at the French Open For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBerlin: Borussia Dortmund’s crisis worsened Friday with a 2-1 loss at promoted Stuttgart the former leader’s fourth defeat in five Bundesliga games Chadrac Akolo and Josip Brekalo scored early in each half to increase the pressure on Dortmund coach Peter Bosz whose side hasn’t won in the league since September Stuttgart’s midfielder Christian Gentner (L) and Dortmund’s midfielder Mario Goetze vie for the ball AFP "It hurts" said Bosz who remained defiant "We’re not giving up’ Dortmund played without top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suspended by the club on Thursday reportedly for being repeatedly late for training and for inviting a camera crew to the training ground for a marketing exercise The side got off to a terrible start in Stuttgart when Marc Bartra botched a short back-pass to Roman Buerki The Spanish defender struck it much too hard surprising the goalkeeper allowing Akolo to pounce on the rebound for an easy score to the unguarded net Dortmund tried everything to recover but found it difficult to break down Stuttgart’s stubborn defence Mario Gotze almost equalised around the half-hour mark Andrey Yarmolenko played in Andre Schurrle who pulled the ball back for Gotze but the Germany midfielder was denied by a fine save from Ron-Robert Zieler Zieler also saved a penalty from Schurrle before the break but Maximilian Philipp nipped in to fire in the rebound from a tight angle It was a deserved equalizer for Dortmund However Brekalo scored again with Stuttgart’s second shot on goal early in the second half when the home side might have added more Yarmolenko thought he’d equalised with a lob but his goal was ruled out for handball in the buildup Of 15 games at home across two divisions this year Stuttgart have now won 12 and lost none Dortmund which led by five points from Bayern Munich last month could find themselves nine points behind the defending champions on Saturday after Bayern’s home game against Augsburg "Today we took a step in the right direction but we just weren’t rewarded for it" said Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer whose side next faces Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League before playing Schalke in the Ruhr Derby next weekend New Orleans: Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm packing winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday night threatening parts of Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and potential flooding Nate the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less than two months killed at least 30 people in Central America before entering the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and bearing down on the US South It has also shut down most oil and gas production in the Gulf Representational image AP Nate comes on the heels of three other major storms Harvey Irma and Maria which devastated Texas Florida and Puerto Rico respectively But as a Category 1 the weakest in the five-category ranking used by meteorologists Nate appeared to lack the devastating punch of its predecessors The National Hurricane Center (NHC) downgraded its warning for New Orleans to a tropical storm But Nate was expected to regain some strength and make a second landfall along the coast of Mississippi to the east “The only thing you can do is prepare” said Gulfport Mississippi resident Emmett Bryant “Here there’s nothing really you can do when the storm comes unless you’re going to leave And I don’t plan on leaving” The hurricane’s center was expected to pass over portions of Mississippi Alabama and Tennessee late Saturday through Sunday night eventually weakening to a tropical depression Before then storm surges of up to 11 feet (34 m) on the Mississippi-Alabama border were still possible the NHC said The center of Hurricane Nate was expected to make landfall on the Mississippi Coast by midnight on Saturday and weaken significantly the NHC said The storm was about 60 miles (95 km) east of New Orleans with a maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 km per hour) the center said In Hancock County Mississippi northeast of New Orleans rain and wind were gaining intensity and many streets were washing over Conditions are likely to worsen in the next few hours said Brian Adam director of emergency management for the county The county evacuated people from low-lying areas and imposed a curfew Earlier in the day states of emergency were declared in Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama as well as in more than two dozen Florida counties In a statement the City of Biloxi Mississippi warned its 46000 residents that the highest storm surge would occur between 10 pm and 3 am and could reach 11 to 12 feet In Alabama Governor Kay Ivey urged residents in areas facing heavy winds and storm surges to take precautions Some 5000 people in southern Alabama were without power due to Nate Alabama Power said Rainfall amounts of 3 inches to 6 inches (76 cm to 152 cm) up to a maximum of 10 inches were expected east of the Mississippi River from the central Gulf Coast into the Deep South in the eastern Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians the NHC said Rainfall in the Ohio Valley and into the central Appalachian mountains could be 2 inches to 5 inches with a maximum of 7 inches NEW ORLEANS THREAT DOWNGRADED New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu lifted a curfew in the city on Saturday evening that was originally scheduled to last until Sunday morning He said in a statement on social media however that there was still a serious threat of storm surge outside levee areas Plaquemines Parish south of New Orleans evacuated some 240 residents who were not protected by its levee system as the storm approached “While it appears we’re being spared . our hearts go out to Mississippi” said Amos Cormier president of Plaquemines Parish a low-lying area south of New Orleans Major shipping ports across the central US Gulf Coast were closed to inbound and outbound traffic on Saturday as Nate intensified and storm surges of up 11 feet were expected at the mouth of the Mississippi River The storm has curtailed 92 percent of daily oil production and 77 percent of daily natural gas output in the Gulf of Mexico more than three times the amount affected by Harvey Workers had been evacuated from 301 platforms and 13 rigs as of Saturday said the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Before heading north into the Gulf Nate brushed Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula home to beach resorts such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen the NHC said The storm doused Central America with heavy rains on Thursday killing at least 16 people in Nicaragua 10 in Costa Rica two in Honduras and two in El Salvador Thousands were forced to evacuate their homes and Costa Rica’s government declared a state of emergency Written by Srishti Choudhary | Chandigarh | Published: October 7 2013 1:12 am Related News The proposal for extension of Panjab University (PU) AC Joshi Librarywhich was put forward for approval in last months Senate meetingbut was deferred till the next meetinghas been drawing criticism from various quarters of the teaching fraternityincluding a number of Senate members As per the proposed planmore than Rs 47 lakh was to be sanctioned for renovation and extension of the outer reading hall of the AC Joshi Library A separate reading hall was to be built inside the main buildingadjoining the existing reading hall While the university mulls over the extension of the hallthe guidelines of Chandigarh administration have clearly state that AC Joshi Library is a historical building and the original structure of any such building cannot be tampered with The original plan of the university was drafted by French ArchitectPierre Jeanneret Though the issue was brought to light by a few members in the Senate meeting toothe major concern was the justification of spending such a high amount on the renovation of the building The university is already cash-strappedand there is no urgent need for any such extension? It remains to be seen whether the proposal will be accepted or not by the Senate in its next meeting.

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