ACCAHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Mar 18 2019The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a heart healthy eating plan, getting more exercise, avoiding tobacco and managing known risk factors are among the key recommendations in the 2019 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease guideline from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Also, it is recommended that aspirin should only rarely be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without known cardiovascular disease.The guideline, presented today at ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session, offers comprehensive but practical recommendations for preventing cardiovascular disease, which remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in the U.S. is due to cardiovascular disease.”The most important way to prevent cardiovascular disease, whether it’s a build-up of plaque in the arteries, heart attack, stroke, heart failure or issues with how the heart contracts and pumps blood to the rest of the body, is by adopting heart healthy habits and to do so over one’s lifetime,” said Roger S. Blumenthal, MD, co-chair of the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “More than 80 percent of all cardiovascular events are preventable through lifestyle changes, yet we often fall short in terms of implementing these strategies and controlling other risk factors.”The new prevention guideline, he said, is intended to provide a roadmap of strategies that can be used and tailored to help people without a history of heart disease stay heart healthy and, importantly, emphasize the need to identify and address personal or social barriers for doing so (e.g., income and education levels, cost concerns, lack of health insurance, access to healthy foods or safe places to exercise, life stressors).Risk AssessmentAccording to the guideline, any effort to prevent a first instance of cardiovascular disease (called primary prevention) should ideally start with a thorough assessment of one’s risk–that is, estimating how likely someone is to develop blockages in their arteries and have a heart attack or stroke or die as a result. All patients should openly talk with their care team about their current health habits and personal risk for cardiovascular disease and, together, determine the best way to prevent it based on current evidence and personal preferences.”We have good evidence now for how to identify these very high risk individuals with a physical exam and a good history, and for those at borderline risk there are additional factors that can help us determine who is at greater risk and should, for example, be on a medication like a statin earlier to prevent a cardiovascular event,” Blumenthal said. “In the past, a lot of people may have had a fatalistic attitude that they were going to develop heart problems sooner or later but, in reality, most cardiovascular events can be prevented.”The document synthesizes the best data and proven interventions for improving diet and exercise, tobacco cessation and optimally controlling other factors that affect one’s likelihood of heart problems and stroke (e.g., obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure). The document also discusses the challenges that may interfere with individuals being able to integrate better lifestyle habits.Lifestyle Change RecommendationsThe guideline underscores healthy lifestyle changes as the cornerstone of preventing heart disease and goes a step further by providing practical advice based on the latest research.”We can all do better with our dietary and exercise habits, and that’s so important when we think about wanting to live longer and healthier lives, whether it’s to see our grandchildren grow up or to stay as active as possible in older age,” Blumenthal said.Related StoriesCutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adultsRNA-binding protein SRSF3 appears to be key factor for proper heart contraction, survivalTeam approach to care increases likelihood of surviving refractory cardiogenic shockSome of the key lifestyle recommendations include:Eating heart healthier – choosing more vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and fish, and limiting salt, saturated fats, fried foods, processed meats, and sweetened beverages; specific eating plans like the Mediterranean, DASH and vegetarian diets are reviewed.Engaging in regular exercise – experts advise aiming for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercises such as brisk walking, swimming, dancing or cycling each week. For people who are inactive, some activity is better than none and small 10-minute bursts of activity throughout the day can add up for those with hectic schedules. Currently, only half of American adults are getting enough exercise and prolonged periods of sitting can counteract the benefits of exercise.Aiming for and keeping a healthy weight – for people who are overweight or obese, losing just 5 to 10 percent of their body weight (that would be 10-20 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds) can markedly cut their risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues.Avoiding tobacco by not smoking, vaping or breathing in smoke – 1 in 3 deaths from heart disease is attributable to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, so every effort to try to quit through counseling and/or approved cessation medications should be supported and tailored to each individual.Aspirin UseFor people who’ve had a heart attack, stroke, open heart surgery or stents placed to open clogged arteries, aspirin can be lifesaving. But regular use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke in healthy people isn’t as clear-cut.In this guideline, ACC/ AHA experts offer science-based guidance that aspirin should only rarely be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without known cardiovascular disease. Recent research suggests that the chance of bleeding, given the blood-thinning effect of aspirin, may be too high and the evidence of benefit–the number of heart attacks or strokes that are actually prevented–is not sufficient enough to make a daily aspirin worth taking for most adults in this setting.”Clinicians should be very selective in prescribing aspirin for people without known cardiovascular disease,” Blumenthal said. “It’s much more important to optimize lifestyle habits and control blood pressure and cholesterol as opposed to recommending aspirin. Aspirin should be limited to people at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease and a very low risk of bleeding.”Based on a simplified synopsis of the latest ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline, for primary prevention, statins should be commonly recommended with lifestyle changes to prevent cardiovascular disease among people with elevated low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels (? 190 mg/dl), Type 2 diabetes, and anyone who is deemed to have a high likelihood of having a stroke or heart attack upon reviewing their medical history and risk factors and having a detailed discussion with their clinician.DiabetesFor people with Type 2 diabetes, which is one of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular disease, there are new data that two classes of diabetes medications, which work to lower blood sugar levels, can also cut the risk of heart attack, stroke and related deaths.The 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease will simultaneously publish in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.Source: https://www.acc.org/about-acc/press-releases/2019/03/17/09/49/acc-aha-guidance-for-preventing-heart-disease-stroke-releasedlast_img read more


Gender inequality bad for everyones health finds research

first_imgGender equality. Image Credit: Ink Drop / Shutterstock Sources: Structural Sexism and Health in the United States: A New Perspective on Health Inequality and the Gender System, Patricia Homan, Published May 28, 201, https://doi.org/10.1177/0003122419848723 A simplified approach to measuring national gender inequality, Gijsbert Stoet , David C. Geary, Published: January 3, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205349 Researcher Patricia Homan, Assistant Professor of Sociology and an Associate of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University, developed a model for structural sexism to check the impact of gender inequality on health. She explained, “Researchers have known for decades that the experience of being sexually harassed or discriminated against can have a harmful effect on a woman’s health. But much less is known about the broader health consequences of living in a social environment where power, resources, roles and opportunities are unequally distributed along gender lines.”For her study Homan explained that she established a method to measure structural sexism within the different US states as well as at home within heterosexual marriages. She then correlated it with health of the men as well as women. She gathered her data from the U.S. Census and the National Longitudinal Study of Youth including over 3300 young persons. She devised three levels of structural sexism classifying them as, “macro level (U.S. state), meso level (marital dyad), and micro level (individual)”.To measure the structural sexism, Homan looked at four areas in the society – political, economical, cultural and physical or reproductive. The parameters included gender gap, wage gap associated with gender, gender difference in labour force participation and inclusion, prevalence of religious conservatives in the state that is associated with rigid gender roles, proportion of state legislature seats held by men, proportion of females in areas where there is lack of abortion providers. Choice of abortion and pregnancy as well as state level representation of women was considered to be important parameters.Homan said, “Public health scholars and international human rights organizations consider reproductive choice and access to a full range of reproductive health care services to be a fundamental human right. It’s also considered a precondition for women’s equal citizenship and participation in social, political and economic life.”Results revealed that structural sexism at the level of the state could mean poorer health outcomes for both men and women. Homan found that people who lived in states with highest structural sexism were more likely to suffer from chronic health conditions. These states include Utah, Wyoming, Mississippi, Louisiana and Oklahoma. By the age of 40 and 50 years, in these states, people reported worsening physical functions, she explained. Homan said, “This means that at the macro level structural sexism is universally harmful for population health.”Related StoriesAXT enhances cellular research product portfolio with solutions from StemBioSysSchwann cells capable of generating protective myelin over nerves finds researchAMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapyAmong women facing higher levels of structural sexism in their home state, health problems were twice as much finds the study. These women, on an average looked seven years older according to their health profiles says Homan when compared to women living in states with lowest structural sexism for example in Maryland, California, Massachusetts, Vermont and Hawaii.From the study, Homan believes that gender inequality is a public health problem. She said, “The first thing we need to realize is that gender inequality in the United States is not only a human rights issue, but also a public health problem. Therefore, gender equity policy is health policy.” She called for more women representation in politics, closure of the gender based wage gap and improvement in access to reproductive health care. She says that it is by removing gender inequality that health of the community can be promoted.Related StudyGender inequality measurement should focus on life satisfactionAuthors Gijsbert Stoet from the Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK and David C. Geary from the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, USA this January published a study titled, “A simplified approach to measuring national gender inequality,” in the journal PLOS One.They wrote that the “Global Gender Gap Index” published first in 2006 is one of the best methods to measure national gender inequality and is widely used by policy makers and researchers. They provided a simpler method of measuring gender inequality. They used data from 134 nations between 2012 and 2016 to come up with their measurement. Some of the parameters they measured include, “disadvantages in children’s basic education, life satisfaction, and healthy life span.”They write that the GGGI measures four parameters, “1) economic participation and opportunity, 2) educational attainment, 3) health and survival, and 4) political empowerment.” The authors have come up with the Basic Index of Gender Inequality (BIGI) which looks at “the ratio of women to men on three core dimensions of life; 1) Educational opportunities in childhood; 2) Healthy life expectancy (the number of years one can expect to live in good health); and, 3) Overall life satisfaction.”The authors concluded, “…resolving gender inequality is only part of what is needed to ensure that all people can reach their full potential; overall gender parity on its own is not sufficient, because it can simply mean that both men and women lack opportunities in different facets of life quality.”center_img By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDMay 30 2019A researcher from the Florida State University has found that gender inequality in all the U.S. states could mean adverse health outcomes. The study titled, “Structural Sexism and Health in the United States: A New Perspective on Health Inequality and the Gender System,” was published in the latest issue of the American Sociological Review. Her work has been also published in Social Forces and Social Science and Medicine.last_img read more


Scientists make a mazerunning artificial intelligence program that learns to take shortcuts

Self-navigating AI learns to take shortcuts: study Explore further Interview with Caswell Barry about grid cells. Credit: DeepMind Among the neurons associated with these “cognitive maps”: place cells, which light up when their owner is in some particular spot in the environment; head-direction cells, which tell their owner what direction they’re facing; and grid cells, which appear to respond to an imaginary hexagonal grid mapped over the surrounding terrain. Every time a person steps on a “node” in this grid, the neuron fires. An AI system learns to take shortcuts. Credit: Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0102-6 ©2018 Los Angeles Times Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The emergence of these computational “grid cells,” described in the journal Nature, could help scientists design better navigational software for future robots and even offer a new window through which to probe the mysteries of the mammalian brain.In recent years, AI researchers have developed and fine-tuned deep-learning networks—layered programs that can come up with novel solutions to achieve their assigned goal. For example, a deep-learning network can be told which face to identify in a series of different photos, and through several rounds of training, can tune its algorithms until it spots the right face virtually every time.These networks are inspired by the brain, but they don’t work quite like them, said Francesco Savelli, a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University who was not involved in the paper. So far, AI systems don’t come close to emulating the brain’s architecture, the diversity of real neurons, the complexity of individual neurons or even the rules by which they learn.”Most of the learning is thought to occur with the strengthening and weakening of these synapses,” Savelli said in an interview, referring to the connections between neurons. “And that’s true of these AI systems too—but exactly how you do it, and the rules that govern that kind of learning, might be very different in the brain and in these systems.”Regardless, AI has been really useful for a number of functions, from facial recognition to deciphering handwriting and translating languages, Savelli said. But higher-level activities—such as navigating a complex environment—have proved far more challenging.One aspect of navigation that our brains seem to perform without conscious effort is path integration. Mammals use this process to recalculate their position after every step they take by accounting for the distance they’ve traveled and the direction they’re facing. It’s thought to be key to the brain’s ability to produce a map of its surroundings. Interview with Matt Botvinick about neuroscience and AI. Credit: DeepMind Grid cells appear to be so useful for path integration that this faux-rodent came up with a solution eerily similar to a real rodent brain. The researchers then wondered: Could grid cells also be useful in another crucial aspect of mammal navigation?That aspect, called vector-based navigation, is basically the ability to calculate the straight-shot, “as the crow flies” distance to a goal even if you originally took a longer, less-direct route. That’s a useful skill for finding shortcuts to your destination, Savelli pointed out.To test this, researchers challenged the grid-cell-enabled faux-rodent to solve a maze, but blocked off most of the doorways so the program would have to take the long route to its goal. They also modified the program so it was rewarded for actions that brought it closer to the goal. They trained the network on a given maze and then opened shortcuts to see what happened.Sure enough, the simulated rodent with grid cells quickly found and used the shortcuts, even though those pathways were new and unknown. And it performed far better than a faux-rodent whose start point and goal point were tracked only by place cells and head-direction cells. It even beat out a “human expert,” the study authors said.The findings eventually could prove useful for robots making their way through unknown territory, Savelli said. And from a neuroscientific perspective, they could help researchers better understand how these neurons do their job in the mammalian brain.Of course, this program was highly simplified compared to its biological counterpart, Savelli pointed out. In the simulated rodent, the “place cells” didn’t change—even though place cells and grid cells influence each other in complex ways in real brains.”By developing the network such that the place-cell layer can be modulated by grid-like inputs, we could begin to unpack this relationship,” Savelli and Knierim wrote.Developing this AI program further could help scientists start to understand all the complex relationships that come into play in living neural systems, they added.But whether they want to hone the technology or use it to understand biology, scientists will have to get a better handle on their own deep-learning programs, whose solutions to problems are often hard to decipher even if they consistently get results, scientists said.”Making deep-learning systems more intelligible to human reasoning is an exciting challenge for the future,” Savelli and Knierim wrote. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Scientists make a maze-running artificial intelligence program that learns to take shortcuts (2018, May 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-scientists-maze-running-artificial-intelligence-shortcuts.html Call it an a-MAZE-ing development: A U.K.-based team of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence program that can learn to take shortcuts through a labyrinth to reach its goal. In the process, the program developed structures akin to those in the human brain. More information: Andrea Banino et al. Vector-based navigation using grid-like representations in artificial agents, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0102-6 Journal information: Nature “Grid cells are thought to endow the cognitive map with geometric properties that help in planning and following trajectories,” Savelli and fellow Johns Hopkins neuroscientist James Knierim wrote in a commentary on the paper. The discovery of grid cells earned three scientists the 2014 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.Humans and other animals seem to have very little trouble moving through space because all of these highly specialized neurons work together to tell us where we are and where we’re going.Scientists at DeepMind, which is owned by Google and University College London, wondered whether they could develop a program that could also perform path integration. So they trained the network with simulations of paths used by rodents looking for food. They also gave it data for a rodent’s movement and speed as well as feedback from simulated place cells and head-direction cells.During this training, the researchers noticed something strange: The simulated rodent appeared to develop patterns of activity that looked remarkably like grid cells—even though grid cells had not been part of their training system.”The emergence of grid-like units is an impressive example of deep learning doing what it does best: inventing an original, often unpredicted internal representation to help solve a task,” Savelli and Knierim wrote. read more


Microsoft embraces collaboration in 75B deal for GitHub

first_imgMicrosoft is paying $7.5 billion for the popular coder hangout GitHub as the maker of Windows further embraces the types of open-source projects it used to shun. Explore further Microsoft says buying GitHub for $7.5 bn CEO Satya Nadella said the all-stock deal pairs Microsoft with the “world’s leading software development platform,” a destination where developers around the world go to share and review each other’s code.As Microsoft built its business on proprietary software such as the Windows operating system, it came to be seen as an antagonist to the open-source philosophy of free software written by a collaborative community of developers. The company has been working for years to shed that reputation, especially after Nadella took over in 2014.”Developers will be at the center of solving the world’s most pressing challenges,” Nadella said in a blog post Monday. “However, the real power comes when every developer can create together, collaborate, share code and build on each other’s work.”This is not the first time Microsoft has bought into a community. Its biggest-ever deal was its $27 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in 2016.GitHub, a San Francisco startup, was founded in 2008 and has grown sharply since announcing its first outside investment in 2012. It now counts about 28 million software developers around the world who use it to share code and build businesses. Microsoft said GitHub will retain its “developer-first ethos,” operate independently and remain an open platform. The deal is expected to close this year.It’s free to use GitHub for open-source projects, but some developers and businesses pay a monthly fee to access private code repositories and other services. Nadella said developers can still use whatever programming languages and operating systems they choose for their projects.GitHub’s co-founder and current CEO, Chris Wanstrath, will join Microsoft as a technical fellow to work on software initiatives. Wanstrath will be replaced as CEO by Nat Friedman, the former CEO of Xamarin, which Microsoft acquired in 2016.Wanstrath said in a blog post Monday that he could never have imagined this deal a decade ago, when “Git was a powerful but niche tool, clouds were just things in the sky, and Microsoft was a very different company.” Now, he said, “Microsoft is the most active organization on GitHub in the world.”Moody’s analyst Richard Lane said the deal reflects Microsoft’s “ongoing pivot to open source software, seeking to further broaden its large and growing development community.” It also reflects the increasing importance of cloud computing software and the development of internet-connected devices, Lane said.The deal sparked some fears in the GitHub community that Microsoft’s corporate takeover could ruin the experience. Some developers say they are planning to look for alternatives. But Julie Lerman, a GitHub user who works as a Microsoft liaison with freelance developers, cautiously welcomed the partnership.”It’s a logical and rational step for Microsoft,” she said. “GitHub has been looking for leadership and help for a while now. Microsoft has already made a huge investment in GitHub with so much of their development platform and tooling and even their docs on GitHub. They are in a position to help GitHub.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img This July 3, 2014 file photo shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft says it’s paying $7.5 billion in stock for the popular coder hangout GitHub. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File) Citation: Microsoft embraces collaboration in $7.5B deal for GitHub (2018, June 5) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-microsoft-embraces-collaboration-75b-github.html © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Norwegian aluminum producer hit by cyberattack

first_img The Oslo-based company that is one of the world’s largest aluminum producers said Tuesday it has isolated its plants in Europe and the United States and switched to manual operations.Norsk Hydro said in a statement it is working “to contain and neutralize the attack” and isn’t yet sure of the full extent of the situation. The attack was first noticed late Monday.CFO Eivind Kallevik told analysts and reporters that the company has been working “to isolate and neutralize” the ransomware, describing the situation as serious.He said Norsk Hydro has insurance for such cyberattacks. The company’s homepage remained inaccessible Tuesday afternoon. Explore further Citation: Norwegian aluminum producer hit by cyberattack (2019, March 19) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-norwegian-aluminum-cyberattack.html © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro says it has been a targeted by “an extensive cyberattack” through a ransomware virus impacting its key operations and disrupting its IT systems. Connecticut state agencies targeted in cyberattack This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


Longawaited video service expected from Apple on Monday

first_img It’s a long-awaited attempt from the iPhone maker, several years after Netflix turned “binge watching” into a worldwide phenomenon.The new video service is expected to have original TV shows and movies that reportedly cost Apple more than $1 billion—far less than Netflix and HBO spend every year.Also expected is a subscription service consisting of news, entertainment and sports bundled from newspapers and magazines.Apple is making the announcements at its Cupertino, California, headquarters during an event likely to be studded with Hollywood celebrities.The iPhone has long been Apple’s marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline. The company is pushing digital subscriptions as it searches for new growth.Making must-have TV shows and movies that are watchable on any device has propelled Netflix into a force in both Silicon Valley and Hollywood.But Apple remained focused on making on gadgets: iPhones, iPads, computers and its Apple TV streaming box for TVs. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs began toying with the idea of building a powerful TV business, but he couldn’t pull it off before his death in 2011. It has taken his successor, CEO Tim Cook, nearly eight years to draw up the script that the company will now try to execute. Netflix tells Apple: Count us out of your streaming plans Apple is expected to announce Monday that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. In this July 28, 2016 file photo, the Apple logo is shown on a sign hanging in front of a new Apple Store in the Williamsburg section in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Apple is expected to announce Monday, March 25, 2019, that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furthercenter_img In this June 4, 2018 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple is expected to announce Monday, March 25, 2019, that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: Long-awaited video service expected from Apple on Monday (2019, March 25) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-long-awaited-video-apple-monday.html “Apple is very late to this game,” eMarketer analyst Paul Verna said. “Netflix has become the gold standard in how to create and distribute content, using all the data they have about their viewers.”Netflix’s prowess has attracted 139 million subscribers worldwide. But Apple will have several other deep-pocketed competitors fighting for consumers’ dollars. Amazon has also become a formidable force in video streaming. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own service this year, armed with an imposing library that became more formidable with its purchase of 21st Century Fox’s films and TV series. AT&T is debuting another streaming service built around HBO.Apple has plenty of money to spend, though, with about $245 billion in cash and marketable securities. It must prove itself attractive to Hollywood even without a track record for supporting high-quality programming and then ensuring it gets widely seen.As part of its efforts to make quick connections, Apple hired two longtime Sony television executives, Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, in 2017. They have reportedly signed up stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston.last_img read more


Why buildings keep collapsing in Lagos and what can be done about

first_imgAmong the causes of this delayed action were lawsuits by the building’s owners to prevent its demolition. But this shouldn’t distract from the fact that officials failed to carry out their duty. They are responsible for the identification and removal of distressed buildings to prevent collapse. Officials also failed to enforce building control regulations during the construction phase.What else can be done?Lagos has all the appropriate laws. But it needs to adopt the right procedures and see them through. There’s also a serious governance issue that must be addressed. Building control should be a local government responsibility – but in Nigeria it falls under the state government. Nigeria currently runs a three-tier federal system made up of federal, state and local governments. As a result of constitutional reforms made between the 1970s and 1990s some of these tiers’ responsibilities were arbitrarily altered. The building control function was transferred from local to state governments. But state officials are handicapped in enforcing building regulations. They’re located far away, in Ikeja which lies to the north of the state. This means they’re not familiar with residents and local officials or the situation on the ground. And even though there is a representative in each of the various local government councils, they don’t have enough personnel to effectively cover the whole state. For example in 2015 I found that the agency had fewer than 300 staff to cater to a population of 21 million. In 2017, 200 more were employed, but this is still not enough. Proper monitoring and enforcement becomes an impossible task, particularly when there’s rapid urbanisation. Building control must be returned to the local governments and they must ensure that they have enough qualified, quality personnel. In addition to this, regulators must strictly monitor changes in the use of buildings. It’s common to find buildings in Lagos being used for other purposes than that which they were built. This may increase stress on the foundation of buildings. In this recent collapse, the building was not designed as a school. Lastly, officials must conduct themselves in an ethical and professional way and ensure there’s no political interference in building regulation. Corruption is a major reason for the agency’s ineffectiveness, because officials may be reluctant to arrest or persecute violators or people responsible for collapses. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. There’s been a spate of building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria. In some cases, people have died. In one instance a building had been marked for demolition at least three times. There are also concerns about hundreds of other buildings in the city. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Ndubisi Onwuanyi about this. Construction strategies to avoid progressive collapse Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore furthercenter_img Provided by The Conversation How common is this in Lagos? What causes these collapses?Building collapses in Lagos have become common in recent years. Numbers are hard to come by but a Lagos state of inquiry found that there were at least 135 cases between 2007 and 2013. In my research I found that at least 50 of those happened during the construction phase. Buildings collapse for various reasons; they can’t all be attributed to the same cause. Some collapse after they’ve been completed and are in use; some collapse during the construction stage. Collapses during the construction phase are common because of the high rate of urban expansion, new construction and a lack of monitoring. Most of the buildings that collapse are multi-storey, which suggests problems of soil structure – some buildings may have been built close to a swamp and so the soil is wet – and weak foundations. Other reasons include the quality of building supervision by builders and officials, design of foundation and structure and poor materials. Developers will sometimes cut corners on the materials they use, refuse to follow due processes and use inadequately skilled and qualified personnel.While these are all factors, I think the most critical issue is a lack of enforcement by officials. Effective enforcement would detect poor material and faulty designs. Who is responsible for regulating construction and are they doing a decent job?The Lagos State Building Control Agency, set up in 2010, is responsible for building regulation. Until 2010, the Development Control Department of the Ministry of Physical Planning was in charge of building regulation. While failures are preventable, they cannot be entirely eliminated. But the persistence and frequency of collapses in Lagos means that not enough is being done. In the recent building collapse, where the school was involved, officials say the building was one of many that had been marked as unsafe years before. But no action had been taken. Citation: Why buildings keep collapsing in Lagos and what can be done about it (2019, March 27) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-collapsing-lagos.html This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.last_img read more


SC to States Comply with order on cow vigilantism lynchingsSC to States

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday took exception to the fact that only 11 of the country’s 29 States, and seven union territories had filed compliance reports after it ordered them to take steps to deal with mob lynchings and cow vigilantism.A Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khawilkar and D Y Chandrachud granted the last opportunity to the defaulting states and UTs, warning if they did not file their reports within a week, then their home secretaries will have to appear in person before court.During the hearing, the Centre informed the court that an empowered Group of Ministers has been set up to consider framing a law on mob violence following the cow vigilantism verdict.The Bench was hearing a plea by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawala seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Rajasthan officials including the Chief Secretary and the police chief for alleged violation of the top court’s verdict in the alleged lynching of dairy farmer Rakbar Khan on July 20.On July 17, the top court had said that “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to overrun the law of the land and issued a slew of guidelines to deal with mob lynching and cow vigilantism.It had then also asked the Centre to consider enacting a new law to sternly deal with such incidents. SHARE Published on September 07, 2018 COMMENT crime, law and justicecenter_img courts and legal Only 11 of 29 States have filed reports on implementing the apex court’s orders SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_img read more


Its jungle raj in UP alleges Congress

first_img COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL The Congress targeted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Friday on the “poor status” of law and order in the State. The party said the BJP came to power by promising security for the people, especially for women, but the situation has been worse since Adityanath assumed power.Talking to reporters, Opposition leader in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and senior Congress MPs Sanjay Singh and PL Punia said the BJP raised the expectations of the people of the State during the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.“They talked of corruption, law and order and security of women. But since the BJP government has been formed in the State, the people of Uttar Pradesh are in disillusion. There is no such thing as governance in the State. There is no law and order,” Azad said and termed the situation as jungle raj. “People, whichever caste or religion they may belong to, are not safe. Women are not safe, ordinary people are not safe,” he added.Citing the recent incident of killing a police officer by a cow protection outfit, he said it is suspected that the BJP or its affiliates are behind the murder. ‘Culprits roaming free’“Till now, the real culprit has not been apprehended. Arrests are taking place on a daily basis, but the real culprit remains free. Innocent persons belonging to Opposition parties, on the other hand, are facing police encounters and arrests. The perpetrators of Unnao rape incident are not yet arrested but the person who reported the issue is facing a case now. This can happen only in a BJP-ruled State. People of Uttar Pradesh have seen the real face of BJP. They will now ensure Congress’ return to power in 2019,” Azad added.Senior MP Sanjay Singh said a sting operation had revealed the involvement of BJP leaders and Ministers in corrupt deals. ‘Corrupt government’“Earlier the BJP used to talk about corruption in Delhi and Lucknow and boasted of ending the corruption. But today, what we have seen and heard establishes that corruption has gone deeper into the roots of the BJP government. Gradually, the BJP and its ruling exponents are being exposed and the people are hopeful that their bad days will soon end,” Singh added.Punia said the BJP governments are protecting criminals. Bulandshahr and Unnao“Bulandshahr and Unnao incidents provide the indisputable evidence for this tendency.Girls are not safe, incidents of rape are occurring every other day. Until action is taken against the real culprits, such crimes will continue to occur. But this government is helpless to take any action against these criminals and the police lacks the courage to point a finger at these criminals,” Punia added. SHARE ‘BJP came to power promising law and order, but there is no governance in State’ COMMENTS December 28, 2018 Congress MP and Opposition leader in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, while addressing the media during the Winter Session of Parliament on Friday   –  AP Published onlast_img read more


Serena keeps calm and carries on in pursuit of number 24

first_imgThe 37-year-old has appeared relaxed and stress-free throughout the fortnight in which she has elevated her status as the queen of Wimbledon to greater heights amongst British fans by partnering home hero Andy Murray in the mixed doubles.There have been a few anxious moments along the way, a couple of dropped sets, but for the most part it has been a smooth ride for Williams who has settled into the groove that has earned her seven Wimbledon singles titles.The serve is functioning like clockwork, the booming forehand looks potent and her movement is as good as fluid as at any time since she returned to the Tour last March having given birth to daughter Olympia in 2017.The pressure will ramp up in the next 24 hours, especially after falling short in her last two Grand Slam finals — here last year against Angelique Kerber and then, infamously in New York where Serena lost her cool in defeat by Naomi Osaka.But Williams, who will become the oldest woman in the professional era to contest a Grand Slam final on Saturday, is taking it all in her stride.”Looking back, to even be in those two finals last year was unbelievable,” the 37-year-old told reporters. “Now I’m in a different place. Like I just am more calm.”Instead of having nothing to lose, I feel like I have things to lose, but I also have nothing to lose.”It’s like I’m in the middle. I’m in a different place because I wasn’t really playing a month ago, at all. So it’s all kind of coming together.”I’m not getting over-pumped, but at the same time not getting under-wound. I have to be in that right space.”MEDIA OBSESSIONWilliams also said the number 24 is becoming an obsession for the media who talk of little else.”I actually didn’t think about it since it’s really not about 24 or 23 or 25. It’s really just about going out there and giving my best effort no matter what,” she said.”No matter what I do, I will always have a great career.”Williams has served 45 aces on her way to the final and won three quarters of points on her first serve.Ominously for Halep, who has lost nine of her 10 previous matches against Williams, the American 11th seed says there is more to come from her weapon of choice.”I don’t know if I’ve had my best serves this tournament. I’ve had some big ones,” said Williams, whose fastest delivery so far stands at 122mph. “Two weeks ago in the tournament, I was like, ‘oh, my God, I forgot about my serve’.”It was kind of back. It felt good.” (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Christian Radnedge) LONDON (Reuters) – There were no intimidating roars of “c’mon”, few fist pumps and the volume was turned down on the grunting that often accompanies her matches as Serena Williams marched into her 11th Wimbledon singles final on Thursday.Perhaps the imperious American did not need to amp it up against out-matched Czech Barbora Strycova in a 6-1 6-2 trouncing on a sunny Centre Court. It was that easy.Maybe she is saving the growl for the final against tenacious Romanian former world number one Simona Halep when, for the third time, she will stand one win away from matching Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slams singles titles.But then again, perhaps not. Related News Tennis 11 Jul 2019 Factbox: Serena Williams versus Barbora Strycova Tennis 09 Jul 2019 Tennis-Wimbledon day eightcenter_img Related News Tennis 11 Jul 2019 Factbox: Elina Svitolina versus Simona Halep {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more


Regional power grab attempt causes rare discord in Ethiopia coalition

first_imgADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A failed regional coup in Ethiopia has exposed rare divisions in the alliance that has dominated the country for three decades, with two of the four ethnic parties that form the ruling coalition trading insults in a public feud.While there have been disagreements among the parties in the past, analysts described the acrimonious exchange this week between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) as among the most serious yet.The two groups have shared power with two other ethnic parties since 1991 in a coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), that tolerated little dissent until Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took power last year and launched political reforms.The new tension between them arose after a rogue militia tried to seize power last month in the northern Amhara region, ruled by the ADP. The authorities blamed the June 22 attempted regional coup on Asamnew Tsige, a rogue ADP member, killed in fighting on the outskirts of the regional capital Bahir Dar. World 23 Jun 2019 Ethiopia’s army chief, three others killed in failed regional coup World 04 Jul 2019 Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group’s push for region In recent days, the TPLF has accused the ADP of having stood by while Asamnew trained and armed a militia in the lead-up to the uprising, and of having failed to denounce him since.”The TPLF would have difficulty working with its so-called sister party, which hasn’t even dared to stare the killer in the eye,” Getachew Reda, executive member of TPLF and former national communication minister, told Reuters on Thursday.The ADP responded by accusing the TPLF of being “responsible for the current political crisis in the country. The TPLF has no moral or practical ground to consider itself as the only guardian of Ethiopia,” it said in a statement late on Thursday. It gave no further details.FLYING IN THE FACE OF REALITYThe TPLF was angered earlier this week when the ADP chairman, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, said an unidentified third group was behind the June uprising. The TPLF viewed the remarks as an attempt by the ADP to avert blame.”How would I feel comfortable sitting next to Demeke while his remarks are flying in the face of reality?” TPLF’s Getachew told Reuters by telephone.The violence on June 22 was the strongest challenge yet to the rule of Abiy, who in just over a year in power has rolled out a series of reforms allowing greater freedoms in what had long been one of Africa’s most repressive states.The reforms have made it possible for long-held grievances against the government’s decades of harsh rule to resurface, and have emboldened local power-brokers seeking to build support by securing more power and territory for their ethnic groups. Resulting waves of unrest have forced the government to postpone a long-delayed national census and thrown doubt over whether an election next year will be held on time.Each of the ruling coalition’s four ethnically-based parties faces increasing competition from newer, more strident parties in their own home provinces, and are having to become more assertive themselves to avoid being outflanked, analysts say. “It will be difficult for the ruling coalition to maintain its current status ahead of the upcoming election,” said Mulugeta Aregawi, a lecturer at the Addis Ababa University School of Law.William Davison, an analyst from Brussels-based International Crisis Group, said that if the tension among the parties were to break up the ruling coalition, it “would leave a major power vacuum”. But he added that it still appeared unlikely for now, “since all actors have too much to lose.” (Reporting by Dawit Endeshaw; Additional reporting by Hereward Holland in Nairobi; Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Peter Graff) Related Newscenter_img Related News World 29 Jun 2019 Ethiopia airs voice of alleged coup leader killed in crackdown {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more


Story of Simon Oran Going hungry to bring water to Jharkhand villages

first_img Satyajeet Kumar New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 08:36 IST Photo for representationIt is rare in life that we get to see people who are larger than life, making sacrifices for the greater good.One such person who has come into the limelight is Padma Shri awardee Simon Oran. His story is somewhat similar to Dasrath Manjhi of Bihar.Dasrath Manjhi is the man on whose life the film Manjhi: The Mountain Man starring Nawasuddin Siddiqui was based.While the nation lauded Manjhi’s efforts to carve a road out of a mountain and came to be known as the “mountain man”, most people are unaware of Simon Oran.Simon Oran managed to build canals and constructed three dams by drilling through mountains in Bero region of Jharkhand. His efforts earned him the name “waterman”.However, though his actions have benefitted the larger community, he himself is weighed down by poverty.For his contribution to environmental protection, water conservation and rain water harvesting, Simon Oran was felicitated with the Padma Shri by the then President Pranab Mukherjee.However, his days in glory were short-lived.The man, who dared to brave mountains, is proud of his medal and certificate but has been living a life of hardships.Simon Oran has always stood up for social causes but the other side of his life has a different story.Oran lives in a thatched house, the roof of which leaks during the monsoon. However, he does not have a BPL card.He is also under debt. He had taken a loan to dig a pond.Despite his financial troubles, Oran holds his head high with pride and does not ask for help from the government or any other agency.He says that villagers have been making efforts since 1961 to preserve water and not let it flow away.The entire area where he lives is dependent on agriculture which requires a huge amount of water. Oran was able to mobilise the people of many villages to contribute in the water-saving campaign.The collective efforts eventually paid off and a canal was built by carving mountains which led to the construction of three dams to fight the water woes. Now, the situation is under control and all one sees are the lush green fields.The people still conserve the forest by taking turns to guard it. Simon Oran’s wife stays with him but she looks tired, having battled poverty all along. Her face talks about the miseries of the life they lead in financial scarcity.Simon Oran is the parha raja which means the chief of 51 villages, according to the tribal institutional provision which is also recognised by the state government. Oran commands a great respect and easily motivates people towards his cause. Irony is such that while he is known for his efforts in social causes, Oran himself struggles on the personal front.Also read: Headless bodies of 2 children found in Jharkhand village, mentally unstable man heldALSO WATCH| Blast from the past: When dosa king P Rajagopal was convicted of murderFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Story of Simon Oran: Going hungry to bring water to Jharkhand villagesSimon Oran managed to build canals and constructed three dams by drilling through mountains in Bero region of Jharkhand.advertisement Nextlast_img read more


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an investment in that radical yet simple idea that America is a place — the place — where you can make it if you try (Applause) Thats the ideal that has made this country — thats the idea thats represented by that one flag that all of you cheered for; thats what has made us a shining light to the world And preserving this idea — keeping the American Dream alive from one generation to the next — thats never been an easy task Its an even greater test in times of rapid change And all of you are graduating at a moment when change is coming faster than ever before Were emerging from an economic downturn like we havent seen since the 1930s Massive shifts in technology have shifted profoundly what our economy looks like Massive shifts abroad geopolitically have swift and dramatic impacts not only overseas but also here at home from markets on Wall Street to wallets on Main Street Just as advances in technology have the power to make our lives better they also force us to compete with other nations like never before Tackling big challenges like terrorism and climate change require sustained national effort and yet too often our politics seems as broken as divided as ever So I know that for many of you its an intimidating time to be marching out into the world Everything seems so unsettled The future may seem unclear But as you make your way in this ever changing world you should take comfort in knowing that as a country weve navigated tougher times before Weve sailed stormier seas Earlier today I spent some time in Tuscaloosa Alabama And some of you have seen what happened there as a consequence of the tornadoes that struck The mayor and I visited a community where the devastation from this storm was simply heartbreaking — entire homes and blocks just gone wiped away Some families lost everything Some families lost family But what was striking is the way that damaged community has come together how theyve rallied around one another The mayor there young man doing wonderful work Mayor Maddox he put it best He told me that when disasters like this strike all our grievances seem to go away All our differences dont seem to matter All our political disagreements seem so petty We help each other we support one another as one country as one people Thats the American spirit No matter how hard we are tested we look to our faith and our faith in one another No matter what the challenge weve always carried the American Dream forward Thats been true throughout our history When bombs fell on Pearl Harbor when an Iron Curtain fell over Europe when the threat of nuclear war loomed just 90 miles from this city when a brilliant September morning was darkened by terror — in none of those instances did we falter We endured We carried the dream forward Weve gone through periods of great economic turmoil from an economy where most people worked on farms to one where most people worked in factories to now one fueled by information and technology Through it all weve persevered Weve adapted Weve prospered Workers found their voice and the right to organize for fair wages and safe working conditions We carried forward When waves of Irish and Italian immigrants were derided as criminals and outcasts; when Catholics were discriminated against or Jews had to succumb to quotas or Muslims were blamed for societys ills; when blacks were treated as second-class citizens and marriages like my own parents were illegal in much of the country — we didnt stop We didnt accept inequality We fought We overcame We carried the dream forward We have carried this dream forward through times when our politics seemed broken This is not the first time where it looked like politicians were going crazy (Laughter) In heated debates over our founding some warned independence would doom America to "a scene of bloody discord and desolation for ages" That was the warning about independence One of our greatest Presidents Thomas Jefferson was labeled an "infidel" and a "howling atheist" with "fangs" Think about that Even I havent gotten that one yet (Laughter) Lincoln — Lincoln FDR they were both vilified in their own times as tyrants power hungry bent on destroying democracy And of course this state has seen its fair share of tightly contested elections (Laughter) And weve made it through those moments None of it was easy A lot of it was messy Sometimes there was violence Sometimes it took years even decades for us to find our way through But heres the thing We made it through We made it through because in each of those moments we made a choice Rather than turn inward and wall off America from the rest of the world weve chosen to stand up forcefully for the ideals and the rights we believe are universal for all men and women Rather than settle for an America where everybody is left to fend for themselves where we think only about our own short-term needs instead of the country that were leaving to our children we have chosen to build a nation where everybody has a shot at opportunity where everyone can succeed Weve chosen to invest in our people and in their future — building public schools sending a generation to college on the GI Bill laying highways and railroads building ports all across the country Rather than turn on each other in times of cultural upheaval weve chosen to march to organize to sit-in to turn out to petition our government for womens rights and voting rights and civil rights — even in the face of fierce resistance — because we are Americans; and no matter who we are or what we look like we believe that in this country all are equal all are free (Applause) Rather than give in to the voices suggesting we set our sights lower downsize our dreams or settle for something less weve chosen again and again to make America bigger bolder more diverse more generous more hopeful Because throughout our history what has distinguished us from all other nations is not just our wealth its not just our power Its been our deep commitment to individual freedom and personal responsibility but also our unshakeable commitment to one another — a recognition that we share a future; that we rise or fall together; that we are part of a common enterprise that is greater somehow than the sum of its parts So yes class of 2011 change will be a constant in your lives And that can be scary That can be hard And sometimes youll be tempted to turn inward; to say "Whats good enough for me is good enough" Sometimes youll be tempted to turn on one another; to say "My problems are the fault of those who dont look like me or sound like me" Sometime youll be tempted to give into those voices that warn: "too hard" "dont try" "no you cant" But I have faith you will reject those voices I have faith you will reject those impulses Your generation was born into a world with fewer walls; a world educated in an era of information tempered by war and economic turmoil And as our globe has grown smaller and more connected youve shed the heavy weights of earlier generations Your generation has grown up more accepting and tolerant of people for who they are regardless of race or gender or religious belief; regardless of creed or sexual orientation Thats how youve grown up You see our diversity as a strength not a weakness And I believe those life experiences have fortified you as earlier generations were fortified to meet the tests of our time Everything I have seen of your generation has shown me that you believe as deeply as any previous generation that America can always change for the better Class of 2011 you and your generation are now responsible for our future Im only going to be President a little bit longer You are going to be leaders for many years to come You will have to make choices to keep our dream alive for the next generation Choices about whether well stack the deck against workers and the middle class or whether we make sure America remains a place where if you work hard you can get ahead Youre going to have to make a choice about whether well say we cant afford to educate our young people and send them to college or whether we continue to be a country that makes investments that are necessary to keep those young people competitive in this new century It will be up to you to choose whether well remain vulnerable to swings in oil prices or whether we invest in the clean energy that can break our dependence on oil and protect our planet (Applause) It will be your choice as to whether we break our promise to seniors and the poor and the disabled and tell them to fend for themselves or whether we keep strengthening our social safety net and our health care system (Applause) And it will be up to you whether well turn on one another or whether we stay true to our values of fairness and opportunity understanding that we are a nation of immigrants — immigrants that built this country into an economic powerhouse and a beacon of hope around the world (Applause) I know this last issue generates some passion I know that several young people here have recently identified themselves as undocumented Some were brought here as young children and discovered the truth only as adults And theyve put their futures on the line in hopes it will spur the rest of us to live up to our most cherished values I strongly believe we should fix our broken immigration system (Applause) Fix it so that it meets our 21st-century economic and security needs And I want to work with Democrats and Republicans yes to protect our borders and enforce our laws and address the status of millions of undocumented workers (Applause) And I will keep fighting alongside many of you to make the DREAM Act the law of the land (Applause) Like all of this countrys movements towards justice it will be difficult and it will take time I know some here wish that I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself (Applause) But thats not how democracy works See democracy is hard But its right Changing our laws means doing the hard work of changing minds and changing votes one by one And I am convinced we can change the laws because we should all be able to agree that it makes no sense to expel talented young people from our country They grew up as Americans They pledge allegiance to our flag And if they are trying to serve in our military or earn a degree they are contributing to our future — and we welcome those contributions (Applause) We didnt raise the Statue of Liberty with its back to the world; we raised it with its light to the world (Applause) Whether your ancestors came here on the Mayflower or a slave ship; whether they signed in at Ellis Island or they crossed the Rio Grande — we are one people We need one another Our patriotism is not rooted in ethnicity but in a shared belief of the enduring and permanent promise of this country (Applause) Thats the promise redeemed by your graduation today Thats the promise that drew so many of you to this college and your parents to this country And thats the promise that drew my own father here I didnt know him well my father — and he lived a troubled life But I know that when he was around your age he dreamed of something more than his lot in life He dreamed of that magical place; he dreamed of coming to study in America And when I was around your age I traveled back to his home country of Kenya for the first time to learn his story And I went to a tiny village called Alego where his stepmother still lives in the house where he grew up and I visited his grave And I asked her if there was anything left for me to know him by And she opened a trunk and she took out a stack of letters — and this is an elderly woman who doesnt read or write — but she had saved these letters more than 30 of them written in his hand and addressed to colleges and universities all across America They werent that different from the letters that I wrote when I was trying to get into college or the ones that you wrote when you were hoping to come here They were written in the simple sometimes awkward sometimes grammatically incorrect unmistakably hopeful voice of somebody who is just desperate for a chance — just desperate to live his unlikely dream And somebody at the University of Hawaii — halfway around the world — chose to give him that chance And because that person gave a young man a chance he met a young woman from Kansas; they had a son in the land where all things are possible (Applause) And one of my earliest memories from growing up in Hawaii is of sitting on my grandfathers shoulders to see the astronauts from one of the Apollo space missions come ashore after a successful splashdown You remember that no matter how young you are as a child Its one of those unforgettable moments when you first realize the miracle that is what this country is capable of And I remember waving a little American flag on top of my grandfathers shoulders thinking about those astronauts and thinking about space And today on this day more than 40 years later I took my daughters to the Kennedy Space Center And even though we didnt get to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour launch we met some of the astronauts and we toured the Space Shuttle Atlantis And looking at my daughters I thought of how things come full circle I thought of all that weve achieved as a nation since I was their age a little brown boy sitting on my grandfathers shoulders — and I thought about all I want us to achieve by the time they have children of their own Thats my proof that the idea of America endures Thats my evidence that our brave endeavor on this Earth continues And every single day I walk into the Oval Office and for all the days of my life I will always remember that in no other nation on Earth could my story be possible could your stories be possible That is something I celebrate That is something that drives every decision I make (Applause) So what I ask of you graduates as you walk out of here today is this: Pursue success Do not falter When you make it pull somebody else up (Applause) Preserve our dream Remember your life is richer when people around you have a shot at opportunity as well Strive to widen that circle of possibility; strive to forge that big generous optimistic vision of America that we inherited; strive to carry that dream forward to future generations Thank you Congratulations May God bless you May God bless the United States of America (Applause) Contact us at editors@timecomIDEAS Eisenstat has spent 16 years working on global security and international affairs including as a Special Advisor to Vice President Biden on national security a Senior Intelligence Officer and a US diplomat The tragedy in Orlando will undoubtedly divide our nation even further as the loudest voices shout their political opinions about gun control immigration and Islamic radicalism pitting Americans against each other and further exploiting our anger and fear As American society sinks further and further into this angry polarized society I fear not for the economic collapse of our country nor for defeat at the hands of terrorists or enemies I fear for the implosion of our country at the hands of our own citizens who have become so embittered and so divided that they hate their neighbors more than they love their nation The notion of having an in-depth discussion about political and social differences with a suspected foreign terrorist or anti-Western cleric gives me less heartburn than the idea of discussing hot-button issues with my fellow American on the far right or left Ive done both and the latter leaves me far more angry and embittered almost every time I consider myself open-minded analytic able to see multiple sides of most arguments and most important willing to consider new or different viewpoints I have had tea with outspoken anti-Western clerics talked with accused terrorists and shared meals with shrouded women who before meeting me thought Jews had horns under their hats Yes I was a US government official and therefore could be perceived as being in a position of power Regardless in my own pursuit of global understanding as well as my official role of "winning hearts and minds" in our countrys global counterterrorism efforts I have had scores of civil discussions with people who have fundamentally different opinions about some of the most core values I hold dear; all without raising my voice or my blood pressure And yet I shudder at the idea of discussing the second amendment abortion LGBT rights the role of the federal government Barack Obama race or religion with Americans who dont share my views I would rather sit across from a sworn enemy of the United States and talk about the history of our foreign policy than discuss a womans right to choose with a steadfast anti-abortion rights advocate next door The rise of Donald Trump has slapped many of us in the face with the reality that our divisions are more ominous than we want to admit We can claim well move to Canada or make other outlandish statements about the end of our great American dream As someone who self-identifies as a global citizen I too itch to flee to bury my head in the sand to distance myself from a country that I have defended but no longer recognize But shouldnt I be focused on how I can help fix this instead of how I can run away from it In many parts of the world people arent self-selecting into communities of like-minded individuals; 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want the right over jal jangal jameen (water forest and land)" Even though the acquired land is still in the possession of farmers Nag says he loses out on several government schemes because technically he is not the landowner "I cannot sell my paddy harvest at the cooperative society because the registration mandates land ownership” he says “The bank would not give me loan It is my land and I don’t want to be at the mercy of others” Rich in resources the tribal division of Bastar is on the radar of several multinational companies Constitutionally they cannot directly procure the land belonging to tribals It has to be acquired by the state government and handed over to the corporations Even though the Forest Rights Act and the PESA Act are in place to protect tribal rights Lawyer and Activist Sudha Bharadwaj had written earlier this year how the “corporate land grab is legitimised in Chhattisgarh by misusing legal framework” Initially after the state of Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000 only the NMDC was involved in those projects Under the leadership of Raman Singh in the last 15 years Adivasi land and forests have been opened up for commercial exploitation to the private players resulting in widespread displacement measly compensation and exploitation and pollution of resources The tribals of Bastar are commonly fighting battles like the one in Chitrakoot Local observers believe it is probably one of the reasons why the BJP’s vote has steadily shrunk in the division of Bastar which has 12 seats across seven districts 11 of them are reserved for Scheduled Tribes In 2008 the BJP had won 11 out of the 12 seats here which dramatically came down to 4 in 2013 assembly elections They go to polls in the first phase on 12 November The Congress is harping that the state government led by BJP is not concerned about tribals and is mainly batting for the urban rich Arvind Netam a veteran tribal Congress leader and a former union minister says the BJP has its own definition of development which does not conform to the tribals "BJP has their own mindset” he says “We do not like big industries We care deeply about our roots" Kuldhar Nag a farmer belonging to the Madia tribe in the village of Belar one of the 10 affected villages says the administration and officials coerced him to forgo his four-acre land Image/Parth MN Kashyap however says there is a generation gap between the tribals "Tribal youth is longing for better opportunities Industries would create jobs for them" he says Netam disputes the theory of industries bringing in employment opportunities for the youth "Look at the Nagar Naar plant" he says giving example of another steal project by NMDC in Bastar “Everyone that is currently employed is a migrant Contractors are from outside the workers are from outside It has hardly generated local employment” Youth in the 10 affected villages around Tata plant say they would like better opportunities but do not trust the corporations 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