Kushtia1 BNP candidate Bachchu sent to jail

first_imgBNP candidate for Kushtia-1 constituency Reza Ahmed Bachchu. Photo: UNBA Kushtia court on Wednesday sent the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s candidate for the Kushtia-1 constituency Reza Ahmed Bachchu to jail in a case filed on allegation of the possession of illegal firearms and explosive.Kushtia district and sessions judge Arup Kumar Goswami rejected the bail petition of Bachchu after he had surrendered before the court, said public prosecutor Anup Kumar Nandi, reports news agency UNB.The decision came amid the country’s principal opposition BNP’s allegations of filing fake cases against their leaders and activists across the country and their arrest and harassment.The BNP candidate was on an eight-week interim bail, Anup added.Bangladesh’s next parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on 30 December.last_img read more

Why bereavement can lead to a broken heart

first_imgWhile loss of a loved one or breakdown of a relationship is often linked to a “broken heart”, not much is known why such emotional trauma could make someone physically ill. New research suggests that the body’s own immune response could play a key role in the condition. Symptoms of broken heart syndrome include shortness of breath and chest pain and as such it is often mistaken for a heart attack. However, unlike in a heart attack, patients do not suffer from a blockage of the arteries that supply the heart with blood. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe cause of broken heart syndrome is not clearly understood but often is a result of intense emotional or physical trauma, which is thought to induce a strong response that affects the heart tissue. “We found that broken heart syndrome triggers a storm in the immune system which results in acute inflammation in the heart muscle. The heart muscle then spills inflammatory signals that are circulating throughout the body,” said lead researcher Dana Dawson, Professor at University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere is currently no treatment for broken heart syndrome, or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The new study, published in the journal Circulation, suggests that drugs that target inflammation could offer hope of fixing broken hearts. In the study, 55 patients with acute Takotsubo cardiomyopathy were recruited from five Scottish cardiac centres. Using sophisticated MRI techniques, the researchers found that the inflammatory immune response in the hearts of those with broken heart syndrome was heightened compared to healthy volunteers. This study also showed that signs of inflammation were still found five months later, albeit at a much lesser level. “Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a serious stress-induced condition which affects mainly women and can cause long-lasting damage and scarring to the heart muscle. Surprisingly, there are still large gaps in our knowledge of its underlying biology,” said Professor Metin Avkiran, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation which funded the study. “The discovery that it is accompanied by inflammation within the heart and in the rest of the body is an important step forward,” Avkiran said. “We now need further research to understand if inflammation causes Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and determine if drugs that target inflammation could be the key to fixing broken hearts,” Avkiran said.last_img read more

US travel industry grapples with fallout from Trumps latest travel ban

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Posted by Tags: America, Donald Trumpcenter_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — The U.S. travel industry is gearing up for a bumpy road ahead as it deals with the negative fallout from President Trump’s new travel ban.In the days leading up to yesterday’s new executive order, the U.S. Travel Association urged the Trump administration to include language making clear that the U.S. welcomes and values legitimate international business and leisure travelers.The plea came amid mounting signs that President Trump’s initial order, which imposed restrictions on visitors from certain high-risk countries and pledged a security review of overall visa procedures, has had a broad chilling effect on demand for international travel to the U.S.U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said he believes many international travellers may have drastically misunderstood Trump’s intentions as wanting to discourage international visitors generally, not just those who pose a security risk.“Security is a top priority for the U.S. travel community, but it’s critical to balance both sides of the ledger: make clear who is not welcome, but also who remains welcome,” Dow said. “Not doing so would be to double-down on doubts, discontent and division that risk significant economic harm.”More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesInbound international travel is the No. 1 U.S. services export, and No. 3 export overall.While narrower in scope, the revised travel ban handed down yesterday “still sends a horrible message to the world, to Muslim-Americans, and to minority communities across the country, without any demonstrable benefit to national security,” said Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring yesterday.The revised travel order, taking effect March 16, leaves Iraq off the list of banned countries but still affects would-be visitors from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya. It takes effect March 16.The original travel ban caused immediate panic and chaos at airports around the country as Homeland Security officials scrambled to interpret how it was to be implemented and travellers were detained before being sent back overseas or blocked from getting on airplanes abroad. The order quickly became the subject of several legal challenges and was ultimately put on hold last month by a federal judge in Washington state. That ruling was upheld by a federal appeals court.“This travel ban is an improvement over the January 27th version, as it is narrower in scope and provides greater clarity about those travelers who would not be subject to the ban,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWT“The specific exemption for legal permanent residents, dual nationals and current visa holders will help mitigate confusion for the international traveling public.”“Any increased restrictions on passenger travel must be based in safety and security to ensure that the ability to travel is not impeded unnecessarily. It will remain a focus of the business travel industry to hold disruptions to a minimum, and we will continue to monitor the implementation of this ban closely.”About US$185 million in U.S. business travel bookings were lost in the week following the January U.S. travel ban, as the uncertainty surrounding travel in general had a ripple effect on traveller confidence, according to the GBTA.Dow says international travel is integral to the president’s stated economic priorities. “As a businessman and hospitality entrepreneur, it is safe to say he never intended to discourage legitimate travellers from coming to the U.S.” U.S. travel industry grapples with fallout from Trump’s latest travel banlast_img read more