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In Maythe Airport Authority of India had issued a policy direction to airports in metros to fix entry and exit points to avoid mishaps during landing and takeoff of helicopters The issue was highlighted nationally in Februarywhen a chopper from President Pratibha Patils fleet was involved in a near-collision with an Air India commercial flight The official said even helicopter pilot associations have been asking for dedicated corridors as they end up wasting a lot of fuel moving in various directions to avoid coming in an aircrafts flight path At presentthe Mumbai airport uses dedicated visual reference points to monitor chopper movements These are essentially two reporting points located north and south of the airport For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shantanu David | Published: January 4 2017 1:59 am Waiters work 12-hour shifts but chefs busboys and dishwashers have it worse Top News We levy a 10 per cent service charge” The words are as ubiquitous to a restaurant menu as spelling errors The charge refers to the amount billed to customers which is directly distributed among employees of a dining establishment “Every employee gets a share of the service charge from the dishwasher to the doorman to the chefs When you visit a restaurant your experience is ultimately facilitated by every staff member not just the server who brings your food and so everyone has a right to it” says Riyaaz Amlani President of the NRAI (National Restaurant Association of India) Watch What Else Is Making News However when added to the three other taxes — excise VAT and service tax — all of which are levied by state and central governments the taxation causes much vexation to patrons as it usually amounts to 18-25 per cent of the total bill Recently in response to numerous consumer complaints the central government issued an “advisory” stating that diners should pay service charge only if they feel satisfied with the service and furthermore are free to pay what they want While this move was clearly meant to be a pick-me-up for the man on the street it has caused consternation in the restaurant industry “The announcement is rather sudden The service charge element was initiated as a practise to ensure that all front and back-end staff received equal due and was an incentive for quick and efficient service It’s a standard practise which cannot suddenly be termed ‘illegal’” says Manu Chandra Chef Partner Toast & Tonic The Fatty Bao and Monkey Bar and Executive Chef Olive Beach Bengaluru Indeed because it is such standard practice the world over restaurants themselves factor in the service charge when it comes to salaries; typically restaurant employees earn up to half of their salary just through the service charge component The F&B industry is one of the largest employers in the country with around 58 million workers around the country This “advisory” will have a detrimental effect on every employee A waiter typically works a 12-hour shift with duties including cleaning and stacking crockery laying tables to OCD standards polishing silver and glassware staying on their feet the whole day all the while having to smile and serve and listen to you as you can decide between a whole-grain or raagi pasta Chefs have it worse The busboys the dishwashers the guards even worse There is in fact a Supreme Court ruling stating it’s the restaurant’s prerogative to levy a service charge on their customers as long as they display it prominently and with the customers’ knowledge “We’re confused about whether to follow the Supreme Court ruling which is actual legislation or the statement issued by the government which they themselves classified as an advisory So we are following the law as laid down by the highest court in the land” says Amlani adding that at a time when there is such an emphasis being laid on transparency in transactions the service charge system actually simplifies accounting “When you slip your waiter a 100 rupees or more as a tip that cash in unaccounted for With the service charge component everything is on paper and so regulated” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | New York | Published: November 28 2017 4:38 pm The finding may allow doctors to halt the inflammation early on potentially saving patients from blindness (Source: File Photo) Related News Indian-origin researchers have identified an enzyme that serves as a critical trigger for the damaging inflammation that ultimately leads to macular degeneration the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly The finding published in the journal Nature Medicine may allow doctors to halt the inflammation early on potentially saving patients from blindness “Almost 200 million people in the world have macular degeneration If macular degeneration were a country it would be the eighth most populated nation in the world That’s how large a problem this is” said Jayakrishna Ambati from University of Virginia School of Medicine in the US “For the first time we know in macular degeneration what is one of the very first events that triggers the system to get alarmed and start to use an anthropomorphic term hyperventilating This overdrive of inflammation is what ultimately damages cells and so potentially we have a way of interfering very early in the process” Ambati added Ambati and Nagaraj Kerur also from University of Virginia determined that the culprit is an enzyme called cGAS The enzyme plays an important role in the body’s immune response to infections by detecting foreign DNA But the molecule’s newly identified role in the “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration comes as wholly unexpected “It’s really surprising that in macular degeneration which as far as we know has nothing to do with viruses or bacteria that cGAS is activated and that this alarm system is turned on” Ambati said “This is what leads to the killing of the cells in the retina and ultimately vision loss” Ambati said The researchers noted that cGAS may be an alarm not just for pathogens but for other harmful problems that warrant responses from the immune system The enzyme may also play important roles in conditions such as diabetes lupus and obesity and researchers already are working to create drugs that could inhibit its function “Because the target we’re talking about is an enzyme we could develop small molecules that could block it” Kerur said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsScience on the move The National Spherical Torus Experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab where the cost of temporary assignments has raised flags Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Four physicists from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in New Jersey racked up more than $15 million in lodging subsidies while on "temporary" assignment to other labs according to a report released last week by the Department of Energy (DOE) which owns the lab Those assignments lasted as long as 14 years meaning that at least some researchers were no longer commuting but had moved to their new work sites In his report DOE Inspector General Gregory Friedman called the costs "questionable" and "unreasonable" Princeton University which manages the nuclear fusion lab under a contract with DOE has agreed to return $1 million to the department and has ended the subsidies On 18 May a front-page story in The Washington Post hinted at malfeasance saying that the four unnamed physicists "had found a way to turn ‘per diem’ funds for a temporary assignment into a steady flow of extra income" However Robert Durkee vice president and secretary of Princeton University says the researchers did nothing wrong and were simply beneficiaries of an overly generous policy to promote collaboration between labs "We realize that [the program] could have been done for less and that is why we were willing to return the $1 million" Durkee says The subsidies raise eyebrows among other physicists however "It’s unusual" says Michael Lubell a lobbyist with the American Physical Society in Washington DC Lubell notes that academic post-docs generally do not receive lodging subsidies when they are assigned to a national lab "If Princeton is giving back the money then I suspect they took a look at it and said that it looks irregular" he says In his report Friedman found that two PPPL employees had received a total of $104 million in housing subsidies for "temporary" assignment to General Atomics in San Diego California which like PPPL runs an experimental fusion device known as a tokamak Those subsidies continued for 9 and 14 years respectively DOE policies generally do not allow for such subsidies beyond 2 or 3 years "Consequently we considered these costs to be unreasonable" Friedman wrote In the most recent year each researcher received about $4000 a month in per diem housing subsidies In addition the researchers received "field service premiums" equal to 12% of their salaries DOE’s Office of Science independently found that a third PPPL employee had received lodging subsidies of more than $400000 since 2002 for temporary assignment to the Massachusetts Institute Technology in Cambridge where DOE also has a tokamak A fourth had received more than $95000 in housing subsidies for assignment starting in 2007 to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee Office of Science officials also found Those two employees also received a 12% salary boost Friedman’s report says The expenses are allowed under a 1998 laboratory policy designed to foster collaboration with other laboratories and were built into the employees’ temporary assignment agreements Durkee says Those assignments were simply renewed each year he says "There was good scientific reason to renew [each agreement] and no policy to prevent it going forward" he says Durkee says that lab officials actually gave the employees 100% of the federal rates for per diem allowance in the various locations Friedman’s report notes that DOE generally does not allow for per diem charges for assignments longer than 2 years and limits them to 55% of the maximum after 30 days The report comes at a particularly delicate time for PPPL The Obama Administration has proposed slashing spending on the domestic fusion research by 16% in the 2013 fiscal year that begins on 1 October and is using the savings to help pay for the US contribution to the international fusion experiment ITER under construction in Cadarache France That cut could mean laying off roughly one-quarter of PPPL’s staff of 430 Congressional appropriators have voted to block such cuts but Lubell worries that the incident could damage the lab’s reputation among lawmakers: "If you’re a budget cutter and you believe that there’s a hell of a lot of waste this feeds right into that mindset"We have studied the changes made by other boards in the past and the success rate of these 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Like her mother Maimoona Muzaffar, 2015 8:41 am Burhan (left) had joined Hizbul Mujahideen in 2010, Interestingly, 19, We detained 20 persons on suspicion of their being either Maoists or Maoist-supporters, said Manoj VermaSPWest Midnapore For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related News The 10-year old European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has done a good job providing scientific advice to Europe’s policymakers and despite allegations to the contrary it operates independently says an evaluation report by international auditing company Ernst & Young issued on Wednesday But the agency must become more transparent and do a better job of explaining what it does and how the auditors say EFSA based in Parma Italy was created in 2002 by the European Union to provide independent advice and communication on risks concerning the food chain Under European regulations it must undergo an external review every 6 years The 337-page report which assesses virtually all of EFSA’s activities in the period from 2006 to 2010 comes at a sensitive time EFSA has recently come under fire from advocacy groups and the European Parliament for being too close to industry On 9 May the chair of EFSA’s management board Diána Bánáti resigned effective immediately because she had returned to her job at the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) an industry-funded group Two days later the European Parliament refused to sign off on EFSA’s 2010 expenditures as a way to protest ties between EFSA and industry But Ernst & Young’s auditors see no major problem The report says EFSA has gone further to protect the independence of its scientific opinions than required by its founding regulation The auditors recommend against strengthening EFSA’s conflict of interest policy because doing so would introduce additional burdens on scientists participating in EFSA’s expert panels and might make them hesitant to join "In Europe where science is often funded by industry it is difficult to find people who are totally independent if you want the best experts" says an EFSA spokesperson Nevertheless the auditors have provided the agency with a long list of things to improve—with "communication" as the central word EFSA’s risk communication is useful and clear for decision makers but lacks clarity for a broader audience the report says And to help dispel the notion that it is in bed with industry EFSA should communicate more often and more effectively about how it collects data and makes decisions Nina Holland a campaigner at Corporate Europe Observatory one of EFSA’s strongest critics disagrees with the conclusions Just last month Holland sent a letter to the EFSA board in which she noted that one of its panel members Roland Franz had failed to include an activity with ILSI in his declaration of interests Franz did so after the letter Holland says but was not sanctioned "EFSA’s conflict of interest policy has improved but not enough" Holland says "And they just do not check if the declarations of interest are up to date" While Holland filled out a questionnaire for the auditors herself few other critics seem to have been heard she says Still "even the auditors see there’s a lot to improve as the critical reader certainly notices" Holland says Monica Macovei a Romanian member of the European Parliament and the driving force behind last spring’s vote to withhold budgetary approval says EFSA must agree to a list of changes including sanctions for conflicts of interest; she also wants a "cooling-down period" of 3 to 5 years for experts switching from industry to EFSA or back If not she says the European Parliament should not approve EFSA’s 2010 books in a vote scheduled for November "It is important for EFSA to increase trust among citizens" she says "If the best expert has worked for the industry no problem But be transparent about it That is the least they can do" EFSA’s Management Board will review the report and discuss what to do with its recommendations at its next meeting in October according to a written statement issued on Wednesday by Sue Davies vice chair of the board "We will not be able to [implement] all recommendations immediately so we will have to prioritize" the EFSA spokesperson adds The auditors’ recommendations will also be discussed at a conference Challenging Boundaries in Risk Assessment—Sharing Experiences in Parma on 7 and 8 November Written by RituSharma | Chandigarh | Published: February 15 2010 3:39 am Related News The 27 close circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed at the Chandigarh railway station have helped crack four cases so far The cameras were installed in September last year Of the solved casesone was a snatching and three were theft cases In the snatching casetwo Government Railway Police (GRP) Assistant Sub-Inspectors were involved Seeing the success rate of CCTV cameras in nabbing thievesrailway authorities have sanctioned the installation of 19 more cameras at the station The four cases are listed below In the latest case on February 2the luggage of ex-serviceman Bagh Singh was stolen from platform number one Singh had to board a Lucknow-bound train Around 6:15 pmhe went to the nearby stall and noticed that his entire luggageincluding three bags which had Rs 8500was missing Around 7 pmhe informed the Railway Protection Force (RPF) Soon after taking details about the sequencewe took him to the control room and watched the CCTV footage One of the cameras had recorded a man picking up his luggage We took down the appearance details of the thief and sounded an alert? For all the latest Chandigarh News, pouring the concrete, By: PTI | Tunis | Published: June 3, Kabhi pradhan mantri ko jhuta kahata hae (Sometimes he says.

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