Sanju Samson slammed his maiden IPL ton versus the Rising Pune Supergiant in Pune. This is the first ton of the Indian Premier League 2017.Samson hammered his century off just 62 balls before falling to a Adam Zampa flipper for 102. With this he became the second youngest Indian to slam a ton in the IPL, first being Manish Pandey, who hammered a ton back in 2009 in South Africa at the age of 19. (FOLLOW LIVE ACTION)Coming in at no. 3, he steadied the ship for the Delhi Daredevils after Deepak Chahar picked up Aditya Tare early in the innings. He started his innings showing some great timing and hitting a flurry of boundaries and hitting a 69-run stand with Sam Billings before the Englishman departed for 24 with the score on 71.The 22-year-old then got together with Rishabh Pant, who himself was in great form. The duo together put a partnership off 53 before Pant departed for 31.Samson took 41 balls to reach his fifty but continued the good work before finally bringing his hundred up with a big six off Zampa in the 19th over. He hit eight fours and five sixes in his knock of 102.Samson, who has always been considered a great talent and has five fifties to his name hasn’t been in good form in the last few seasons but he started this one with a bang and will hope to carry on from here.He became the 12th Indian and the 28th batsman to register the 43rd hundred in the IPL.Indian 100 #IPLM PandeyY PathanM Vijay(2)P ValthatyS TendulkarV Sehwag(2)A RahaneR SharmaS RainaW SahaV Kohli(4)S Samson#RPSvDDadvertisement- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 11, 2017
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said conviction ratio in criminal cases in the country is “very pitiful” and age-old police techniques such as giving a suspect the third degree and phone tapping will not yield the desired results in curbing crimes or getting convictions. Addressing the top brass of police organisations during the 49th Raising Day event of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) here, the home minister said usage of forensic evidence is the need of the hour for police investigators to clinch convictions against criminals. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Shah said he has asked BPRD to prepare a plan to create “modus operandi bureaus” at the national and state levels and that the government is mulling making forensic evidence essential in all criminal cases where the quantum of punishment is seven years or more. “The conviction ratio is very pitiful in the true sense. It cannot go like this in these times. This needs to be corrected and this can only be corrected when a probe is supported by forensic evidence.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “If a charge sheet is supported by forensic evidence, then there are not many options before the judge and the defence lawyer. Automatically, the prosecution ratio will improve,” Shah said. The Bureau of Police Research and Development under the home ministry is tasked with preparing and suggesting better working policies and technology solutions for the police forces and act as a national think tank on policing.
Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. Neil, Kyle and Chris are previewing the NBA playoffs in a special two-for-one edition of the podcast. On Friday’s show (April 13, 2018), they break down the first-round matchups in the Eastern Conference, where the Toronto Raptors are embarking on their journey as the No. 1 seed while the Cleveland Cavaliers are the betting favorites. (For The Lab’s discussion of the Western Conference, check out the April 12 show.)Here are links to what the podcast discussed this week:Keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Neil wrote a preview of the playoffs’ sleepers, favorites and best first-round matchups. Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed
Should you be worried?It’s hard to say. Patients have reported vaping products that contain a variety of substances, including nicotine and THC, as well as using do-it-yourself “home brews,” finds the Washington Post. At this time, health officials are unsure whether the lung issues stem from the e-cigarette devices or one or more ingredients commonly found in vape juice. “While some cases in each of the states are similar and appear to be linked to e-cigarette product use, more information is needed to determine what is causing the illnesses,” says the CDC. At least one Wisconsin man who was hospitalized had purchased tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil on the street, according to news reports. Canva The American Vaping Association is skeptical that traditional vape products are at fault. “With approximately 10 million adults vaping nicotine each month without major issue, it appears much more likely that the products causing lung damage contain THC or illegal drugs, not nicotine,” an AVA spokesperson told CBS News.But health experts like Anne Griffiths, MD, a pediatric lung specialist who saw all four of the reported cases in Minnesota, aren’t so sure. “My sense is this isn’t new,” she told the Associated Press. “It’s new that we’re recognizing it. I really do think the primary cause of these illnesses is what’s been inhaled.”Currently, no one device or cartridge is associated with the reported cases of lung disease. When estimating the scope of the problem, health officials are only counting certain lung illnesses in which the person reports having vaped within three months. Most of the illnesses under investigation involve teens and young adults, a population in which e-cigarette use has skyrocketed: 78% among high school students and 49% among middle school students between 2017 and 2018, according to the CDC. As of 2018, more than 3.6 million U.S. youth, including 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students, report using e-cigarettes. The suspected link to vaping is more bad news for an industry that’s already under fire for targeting teens. In an email to Reuters, industry-leader Juul Labs said, “Like any health-related events reportedly associated with the use of vapor products, we are monitoring these reports.” As the investigation progresses, the CDC is asking clinicians to report possible cases of unexplained vaping-related pulmonary illness to their state or local health department. And in a statement last week, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm strongly urged “people to avoid vaping products and e-cigarettes. Anyone — especially young people who have recently vaped — experiencing unexplained breathing problems should see a doctor.”Read more: Why vaping could give you cavitiesWhat we know about vaping and respiratory healthE-cigarettes have only been available in the US for a little over a decade and, during that time, have gone largely unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration. As a result, there’s a huge amount of variability in the market. Together, these two things make it difficult to draw definitive conclusions about the respiratory effects of vaping. That said, here’s what we know so far: E-cigarette aerosol generally contains fewer toxic chemicals than tobacco cigarettes and are considered safer in many respects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But vaping is not without respiratory risks — especially in people who have no prior history of smoking. When the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine analyzed all the available research on the public health consequences of e-cigarettes — more than 800 peer-reviewed studies — it concluded that, “studies examining the long-term effects of e-cigarettes on the development of chronic respiratory symptoms are completely lacking due to the newness of the product.” The jury is still out on whether vaping causes lung disease, but early research points to potential other problems. Canva However, it did find “conclusive evidence that in addition to nicotine, most e-cigarette products contain and emit numerous potentially toxic substances” like acetaldehyde, acrolein, diacetyl and formaldehyde, which have all been linked to lung disease. And that exposing lungs to these substances could potentially damage the respiratory system or worsen pre-existing lung disease. Although NASEM was unable to identify any research on whether or not vaping causes respiratory diseases, it did find moderate evidence of a link between vaping and increased coughing and wheezing in teens, as well as an increase in asthma exacerbations.Bottom line: There are still a lot of unknowns, but preliminary research — and the lack of federal oversight — has health organizations like the American Lung Association concerned. “The e-cigarettes currently in the US marketplace have not been systemically reviewed by the FDA to determine their impact on lung health,” the ALA says. “While much remains to be determined about the lasting health consequences of these products, the ALA is very troubled by the evolving evidence about the impact of e-cigarettes on the lungs.”Read more: How to quit Juuling, according to addiction experts The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives. 2:19 How food dye could help create 3D-printed lungs At least 24 people have been hospitalized with vaping-related respiratory issues since July — many of them young adults. Canva Health concerns over vaping intensify after state and federal health officials report that 153 people — many of them young adults — across 16 states have been treated for suspected vaping-related respiratory issues. Most of the patients admitted to a hospital have reported similar symptoms, including coughing, shortness of breath and fatigue that worsened over time. Some patients also reportedly experienced fever, chest pain, nausea and diarrhea. (The FDA is also investigating 120-plus reports of seizures after vaping. Check out this timeline of recent Juul and vaping controversies.)In Minnesota, some of these individuals had to be hospitalized for multiple weeks, including stints in the intensive care unit. An 18-year-old man in Florida suffered a collapsed lung after vaping. One Wisconsin man in his 20s even had to be placed in a medically induced coma. It’s unclear at this time whether all patients will fully recover.In a statement issued over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that officials are working with the departments of health in California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin to investigate these “severe” pulmonary illnesses. Additional states have notified the CDC of more possible cases and investigations are ongoing. According to the CDC, says “there is no conclusive evidence that an infectious disease is causing the illnesses.”Read more: Why vaping is so addictive, according to doctors Wellness Now playing: Watch this: 2 Tags Comments Share your voice
Share Al Ortiz | Houston Public MediaShelter set up at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, in Houston. Aug. 28th, 2017.The City of Houston website released a list of available multi-service centers providing food and safety to those in need in the wake of Harvey’s devastation:Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center 6402 Market Street Houston Texas 77020 832.395.0895Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center 4014 Market Street Houston, Texas 77020 832.393.3800Sunnyside Multi-Service Center 9314 Cullen Houston, Texas 77051 832.395.0069Third Ward Multi-Service Center 3611 Ennis Street Houston, Texas 77004 832.393.4051West End Multi-Service Center 170 Heights Blvd Houston, Texas 77007 832.393.5950The following Centers are open:John Peavy Senior Center 3814 Market Street Houston, Texas 77020Kashmere Gardens Branch Library 5411 Pardee Houston, Texas 77026The following non-profit partners have offered to assist in staging survivors until they can moved to a shelter:Fallbrook Church 12512 Walters Houston, Texas 77014Lyndale United Church 503 Reeid Houston, Texas 77002MD Anderson YMCA 705 Cavalcade Houston, Texas 77009Trotter Family YMCA 1331 Augusta Drive Houston, Texas 77057Community of Faith Church 1024 Pinemont Drive Houston, Texas 77091List of available Multi-Service Centers provided by City of Houston’s website https://t.co/qlAL6bjUCr @fema #Harvey pic.twitter.com/Hpk8QyQS2B— Alicia Barrera (@AliciaBarreraTV) August 28, 2017