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Australia leaves bowler Pattinson out for 2nd Ashes test

London (AP/UNB) — Australia has left fast bowler James Pattinson out of its 12-man squad for the second Ashes test against England, giving Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood the chance of a recall at Lord’s. Pattinson made his return to test cricket in the 251-run win at Edgbaston. He collected just two wickets in that game and, although not injured, ... Read More »

Dortmund primed to challenge Bayern’s Bundesliga dominance

Berlin (AP/UNB) — Borussia Dortmund has declared a challenge to end Bayern Munich’s seven-year domination of the Bundesliga and is encouraged by signs of disharmony and unrest from the defending champion. After pushing Bayern to the final day last season, Dortmund invested heavily over the summer to strengthen defensive frailties and give Swiss coach Lucien Favre more attacking options for ... Read More »

Poor people sell part of gift meat at makeshift city bazaar

Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNB) – There was an uncommon scene at Malibagh Rail Crossing on the Eid day on Monday with people buying the meat of sacrificed cattle. People, mostly from low-income families, gathered there to buy beef from those collected it walking from door to door as Muslims keep aside a portion of the meat of sacrificed animals for ... Read More »

US scientists find how brain cells regulate memories in mice

Washington, Aug 13 (Xinhua/UNB) — The US scientists have mapped a part of the molecular machinery that helps the brain maintain long-term memories, providing new targets against Alzheimer’s disease characterized by memory loss. The study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, outlined how a protein called CPEB3 primes neurons to store memories that stand ... Read More »

Is India on track to beat the perfect storm?

By Manipadma Jena New Delhi, Aug 12 2019 (IPS) – “The Perfect Storm” was a dire prediction that by 2030 food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources together with climate change would threaten to unleash public unrest, cross-border conflicts and mass migration from worst-affected regions. Read More »

Dhaka Metro Police bans drone flying in capital

Dhaka, Aug 13 – Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Tuesday imposed ban on flying of unauthorised drone in the c capital city to maintain public safety. A DMP press release said, flying drone without permission from the authority is a punishable offense as it may hamper public safety and create panic among the people. So, everybody concerned is requested not to ... Read More »

Low over NE Bay: Sea ports asked to keep hoisted signal 3

Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNB) – Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No 3 on Tuesday. Fishing trawlers and boats have been asked to remain close to the coast until further notice. A low has formed in the north-western Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas. It may cause stormy winds ... Read More »

1,200 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours of Eid

Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNB) – At least 1,200 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Tuesday morning. Since January, 44,471 people were hospitalised with dengue, according to the Directorate General of Health Services. Of them, 36,884 had made full recovery. Currently, 4,115 patients are undergoing treatment at 40 government and private hospitals in ... Read More »

Child missing after speed boat capsizes in Padma

Munshiganj, Aug 13 (UNB) – A child went missing after a speed boat sank in the Padma River on Tuesday morning. The young boy was identified as Deen Islam Hossain, 8, son of Siddiqur Rahman of Mollar Hawla village in Kauarchar of Barishal. Md Aminul Islam, in-charge of Mawa River Police camp, said a speed boat overturned because of strong ... Read More »

BGB alerted to prevent rawhide smuggling thru Hili land port

Dinajpur, Aug 13 (UNB) – Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) remained on high alert on Tuesday to prevent illegal rawhide smuggling through the Hili land port. Joypurhat-2 BGB Battalion Commander Lt Col Rashed Mohammad Anisul Haque said they received directives from the Home Ministry and BGB Headquarters in this regard. BGB has increased patrolling in the border area and installed surveillance ... Read More »

Kashmiris observe Eid amid lockdown

People in Indian-administered Kashmir observed the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha amid a communications blackout and tight security on Monday. BBC reporters in the region say many offered prayers at local mosques as the main mosque in the capital, Srinagar, was out of bounds. Some protests were reported in the Soura area of the city but the festival was largely ... Read More »

Fighting violence with evidence

by Rachel Locke, David Steven San Diego/New York – In last year’s Pathways for Peace report – the result of a joint study by the United Nations and the World Bank – UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the world is facing a “dramatic resurgence” of conflict, which has caused immense human suffering and significantly undermined global order. Read More »

The Case for an EU Climate and Nature Czar

by Johan Rockström, Anders Wijkman, Sandrine Dixson-Declève Potsdam – As Europe roasts through another record-hot summer, it is encouraging to see that climate change is receiving the attention it deserves from Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president-elect. In confronting the climate emergency, she should acknowledge that rising global temperatures are a threat not just to public health and ... Read More »

Voting for Food Tank’s SXSW Panels on Diversity, Food Policy

Danielle Nierenberg Food Tank is thrilled to announce three proposed panels for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020 in Austin, TX! We’ve developed three ideas that will engage eaters and activists, thinkers and doers, and all sorts of movers and shakers who are working for a more environmentally, economically, and socially just food system. These panels will bring underreported issues to ... Read More »

Cyber Protection From Cyber Criminals

MSIG Launches Cyber SafeGuard Insurance To Protect Malaysian Businesses From Growing Range Of Cyber Threats Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Media OutReach – 13 August 2019 – MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd “(MSIG Malaysia)”, has launched Cyber SafeGuard, an insurance product designed to protect businesses of all sizes from the growing range of cyber risks proliferating in the ASEAN region. Read More »