Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Thursday handed out Kolkata Shree awards to the puja committees in the city that had stood out in this year’s Durga Puja. The programme at Mohor Kunja also witnessed handing over of an award to Sahapur Panchabati Puja committee that was selected through online voting on the KMC website. Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said: “The Kolkata Shree award is the brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. A lot of hard work goes into the arrangements during Durga Puja and this needs acknowledgement. So, we have been felicitating the best puja. Our Chief Minister has also given Rs 10,000 to all the puja committees for the first time this year.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe different categories in which the awards were given out include: Serar Sera, Sera Pujo, Sera Pratima, Sera Sailpik Utkorsho, Sera Bishoi, Sera Aloksojja, Sera Paribesh, Sera Parichanno Puja, Sera Sambhabana and Mayor’s Choice. A total of 45 puja committees were awarded in the Mayor’s Choice category. The committees that won in the Serar Sera category are- Chetla Agrani, 95 Pally, Suruchi Sangha and Tridhara Akalbodhon. In the Sera Pujo category, Naktala Udayan Sangha, Rajdanga Udayan, Hindustan Club and Abasar Sarbojanin bagged the award. Bagbazar Sarbojanin, Tala Pratyay, Kashi Bose Lane and Behala Natun Dal won in the Sera Pratima category, while in Sera Sailpik Utkorsho, the prizes went to Shib Mandir, Selimpur Pally, 66 Pally and Bosepukur Sitala Mandir. Swapna Barman, the first Indian woman to win a gold in heptathlon at the Asian Games this year, was also felicitated at the programme.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday greeted people on Milad-un-Nabi, saying the spirit of love and service to humanity, as preached by Prophet Mohammad, should fill “our lives with joy and happiness”. Milan-in-Nabi commemorates the birthday of Prophet Muhammad which is observed in the third month of the Islamic calendar. “My best wishes and heartiest greetings to all on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of the Holy Prophet. May the spirit of love and service to humanity, tolerance and universal brotherhood, which the Holy Prophet preached, kindle our lives with joy and happiness, Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle on Wednesday morning.
Do you savour cheese omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary cholesterol may up the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned. The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg has 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol in the yolk. “The take-home message is really about cholesterol, which happens to be high in eggs and specifically yolks,” said co-author Norrina Allen, Associate Professor at the Northwestern University. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”As part of a healthy diet, people need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol. People who consume less cholesterol have a lower risk of heart disease,” Allen added. For the study, which will be published in the journal JAMA, the team involved 29,615 adults from six prospective cohort studies for up to 31 years of follow up. They found eating 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day was associated with 17 per cent higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease and 18 per cent higher risk of all-cause deaths. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe cholesterol was the driving factor independent of saturated fat consumption and other dietary fat, the team said. Eating three to four eggs per week was associated with 6 per cent higher risk of CVD and 8 per cent higher risk of any cause of death, they added. The researchers say that eating less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day was the guideline recommendation before 2015. However, the most recent dietary guidelines omitted a daily limit for dietary cholesterol. The guidelines also include weekly egg consumption as part of a healthy diet. An adult in the US gets an average of 300 milligrams per day of cholesterol and eats about three or four eggs per week. Other animal products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products (butter or whipped cream) also have high cholesterol content, said lead author Wenze Zhong from the varsity.
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share VANCOUVER — Calgary-based Integra Air is stepping in to operate Orca Airways flights after Transport Canada pulled Orca’s operator certificate on Thursday citing a failure to meet regulatory requirements.“Integra Air is currently in the process of negotiating aircraft, crews and management to support Orca Airways and prevent any further interruption to Orca passengers and customers,” said Integra CEO John Macek in a press release.The two companies have already been working toward a merger for months, including shifting Orca’s Air Operator’s Certificate over to Integra, said Macek.The Transport Canada suspension is disruptive, but the company plans to have operations back to normal shortly, he said.“The suspension of their AOC by Transport Canada – Pacific Region, although untimely, should have only a short-term, minor impact on our ability to provide Orca’s existing customers and passengers the level of safety, reliability and outstanding customer service they deserve,” Macek said.Transport Canada’s statement Thursday said it has “identified several areas where the company is not meeting regulatory requirements including maintenance, operational control, documentation and quality assurance.”More news: Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?The federal agency said it will not allow Orca to resume commercial service “until it proves it can keep its operations consistently compliant with aviation safety regulations.”It said it will continue to monitor the company’s actions as it works toward compliance with safety regulations.Orca spokeswoman Lynda Kaye said Integra will take over flights between Vancouver and Tofino, B.C., while there could be a delay on resuming flights between Vancouver and Qualicum Beach, B.C. Posted by The Canadian Press Integra Air steps in to operate suspended Orca Airways’ flights Monday, March 19, 2018