Michelle Obama, whose advocacy for fitness and nutrition have been a cornerstone of her work as First Lady, will appear on the nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show on the third anniversary of her monumental “Let’s Move!” campaign.Michelle Obama will appear on The Dr. Oz Show February 28.Credit/Copyright: PRNewsFoto/The Dr. Oz ShowJoined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the First Lady will discuss how physical activity affects children’s health and academic achievement. The episode will air Thursday, February 28, to coincide with a major announcement about bringing physical activity back to schools, to be made by Mrs. Obama and Secretary Duncan.“Mrs. Obama’s advocacy for physical activity in schools is an investment in our future and will give our children longer, healthier lives,” said host Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD. “The First Lady’s sense of urgency on this topic goes hand-in-glove with the conversation we have with our audience every day. I’m humbled and honored that Mrs. Obama and the Secretary of Education will appear on our show to continue this national conversation with our viewers.”The two-time Emmy Award-winning nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show first hosted Michelle Obama as a guest in September 2012.Source:PR Newswire
Juventus have reportedly joined the race for the battle of Isco’s signature due to his uncertain Real Madrid futureUnder new coach Santiago Solari, Isco is yet to start in any of the Argentine’s seven games in charge of Real.The last time Isco started a game for Real was in their disastrous 5-1 defeat to Barcelona on October 28, which saw manager Julen Lopetegui lose his job afterwards.In a press conference on Wednesday, Solari defended his stance on Isco by stating that there are no undisputed starters in his team.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Now Calcio Mercato claims that Juventus have been alerted to the possibility of Isco’s availability and are plotting their move.Manager Massimiliano Allegri is understood to have been an admirer of the Spanish midfielder for quite some time.However, the Old Lady are not the only ones interested in Isco with several other European giants eyeing a move for the 26-year-old.Isco has made 10 appearances in La Liga this season with half of those coming from the bench.
Armed Services Chair Remains Deeply Skeptical of BRAC RequestArmed Services Chair Remains Deeply Skeptical of BRAC Request
Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, reiterated his opposition to the Pentagon’s request to conduct a BRAC round in 2017, in a fact sheet accompanying the chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.The document acknowledges that DOD has expressed concerns that excess basing capacity is a financial drag on the department, as well as that its most recent capacity analysis is more than a decade old and does not reflect the probable future force posture.The fact sheet indicated, though, that Thornberry would remain extremely reluctant to approve a new round until the military’s roles and missions are better defined.“Chairman Thornberry is concerned that once an asset is lost through the BRAC process, it can never be regained, or is prohibitively expensive to replace. For that reason, he is deeply skeptical that BRAC is in the country’s national security interest,” it states.The fact sheet notes that the measure directs DOD to perform a new capacity analysis that “reflects the current threat profile and makes conservative assumptions about future end strength.”The Readiness Subcommittee’s portion of the defense policy bill includes a provision rejecting the administration’s BRAC request. The fact sheet can be found on the committee website. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 110.19 points up to stand at 20,477.01. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 24.95 points up to stand at 6,073.30. Financial Technologies and Tata Motors Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 4.98% and 4.74% along with MCX and Adani Power Ltd. with an increase of 4.35% and 3.95% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Suzlon Energy and NMDC with a decrease of 5.04% and 4.92% along with The Ramco Cements and Amara Raja with a decrease of 4.32% and 3.20% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 116.12 points at 12,084.10 while the banking sector is up 166.33 points at 11,824.11 and the realty sector is down 9.96 points at 1,200.02. The Indian currency is down 0.17% at Rs 62.03 per dollar.
Govt looks to introduce pension for retired sportspersons in needGovt looks to introduce pension for retired sportspersons in need
Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government is planning to introduce a pension for retired persons who have excelled in sports but are now suffering from financial constraints.”I will urge the Sports & Youth Affairs department to give a serious thought for introduction of some sort of pension facilities for the retired sportspersons who are badly in need of such financial assistance. We have similar facilities from the state Information & Cultural Affairs department for artistes. I feel that the Sports department should also come up with such benefits,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said at a felicitation programme for successful sportspersons from the state at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Monday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”There are some people who say Khelo India and tweet congratulating a sportsperson or a team after a win and then simply turn a blind eye to whether he/she is facing any sort of difficulty. But we are not like that. We do not do publicity. Whatever we do we do it from the core of our hearts,” Banerjee reiterated. It may be mentioned that the state government has been extending help even in terms of medical treatment to a number of sportspersons who have been felicitated by the state government from time to time. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseBanerjee announced that 221 coaching centres across the state will be given Rs 1 lakh each to boost their infrastructural facilities and churn out more and more sportspersons who will be making the state as well as the country proud. “This year we will be providing Rs 2 lakh each to 4,300 clubs in the state to provide encouragement to sports activities,” Banerjee maintained. The Sports department has already provided financial assistance to 24,000 clubs across the state. A total package of Rs 5 lakh has been given to these clubs, with the first instalment being Rs 2 crore. “Before we came to power in 2011, the budget of the Sports & Youth Affairs department was only Rs 73 crore. We have raised this allocation seven times to Rs 515 crore,” Banerjee added. The Chief Minister also raised her concern over inhibitions of corporate in sponsoring clubs or holding sports events in fear of probe agencies. “There was a time when corporates sponsored sporting activities. But at present they hardly do so in fear of probe agencies. They (Centre) are setting agencies in pursuit of the clubs,” she said.