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Jennifer Ellison-Brown: Good health and good choices

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first_img Carbohydrates Fats Nutrients and Food Groups Good health starts with a good diet. The body needs nutrients in order to prevent malnutrition, which is a state of unhealthy tissues and organs due to faulty or inadequate nutrition. Nutrients required by the body can be found in the six food groups. A healthy combination of foods from these six food groups will provide us with the energy we need to live, grow, and repair ourselves. The food groups are: Staples Legumes Fruits Vegetables Fats and oils Foods from animals Nutrients are the substances in foods that are absorbed into the blood and transported to cells throughout the body. These nutrients are as follows: This is a substance called cellulose, which is found in plants. Fibre is part of a healthy diet and is found in vegetables, whole grain foods, and other cereals. It cannot be digested by the body but, it prevents constipation and bowel cancer. It absorbs poisonous waste from digested foods. This is needed for cell building, blood making, and for muscle and tissue repair and restoration. Proteins cannot be stored and are mainly found in the food from animals group. Examples are meat, dairy products, poultry, eggs, seafood, and legumes (peas, nuts, beans). The body can also use protein as energy. Proteins This is a source of energy. Carbs are found in sweet and starchy foods, i.e., the staple food group. Active sports persons need 60 per cent of their diet to be from carbohydrates. Meals high in carbohydrates are known as high-energy foods, e.g., rice, pasta, yam, corn, cereals, etc. Carbohydrates are broken down by the body into glucose. Excess glucose is then stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles. The World Health Organisation describes health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity”. Good health starts with making good choices, which leads to good health habits. Physical Health deals with maintaining the condition of your body, which requires the following: – Eating balanced meals – Engaging in physical activity – Practising good hygiene – Getting enough rest – Avoiding alcohol, drugs and smoking Mental health is the way that you cope with the demands of daily life and involves the following: – The ability to handle stress effectively and to solve problems – Openness to new ideas and new ways of doing things – The ability to adjust to change. Social health is defined by the way one interacts with people. How well an individual gets along with others is important to one’s overall sense of well-being. All parts of your health are equally important to overall wellness. Sports involvement is an excellent means of achieving overall wellness.center_img Fats are used as energy with a mixture of glycogen as it cannot be used on its own. The mixture depends on how intense the activity is and how long it will last. Fats are supplied from the fats and oils group and also from varying food from animals. It is also found in nuts and some plants. The wrong type of fats may lead to high cholesterol. fats are broken down into fatty acids and glycerol. Vitamins and Minerals Fibre Water This makes up 70 per cent of the body’s weight. It aids the digestive system. A lack of water could decrease the amount of food that is digested, resulting in fewer nutrients reaching the cells. Eight glasses of water must be consumed daily to replace water lost through sweating, urination, and breathing. The seven important nutrients must be part of the diet in the right proportions to make it balanced. Next Week: Foods for Health and Athletic Performance/ Eating Disorders HEALTH AND NUTRITION The body only requires a tiny amount of vitamins. Some vitamins like A and D can be stored in the liver. Some have to be consumed regularly, e.g. vitamin C. The body will excrete excess amounts. Minerals are just as important. Vitamins and minerals are found in all types of food but are particularly present in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A promotes healthy eyes and skin Vitamin C strengthens the immune system Vitamin D promotes strong bones and teeth, and essential for absorption of calcium. Calcium promotes healthy teeth and bones Iron promotes blood production, prevents tiredness. Iodine promotes production of thyroxine hormone controls metabolic ratelast_img read more

Men’s basketball: 49ers’ Nixon delivers again

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first_imgGlenn Turner threw a length-of-the-floor inbounds pass to Alex Harris, who was about 10 feet away from the basket, along the right baseline. But Sterling Byrd batted the ball loose and the 49ers finally could celebrate. The Gauchos displayed long-range accuracy over the first 20 minutes, with Brown (four of them) and Harris combining to hit all six of their team’s 3-point attempts in a first half that ended with UCSB up, 38-28. Nixon missed his first seven shots – three of those behind the arc. He didn’t score until sinking a layup while being fouled with 57 seconds to go in the first half. But, after Kejuan Johnson (who finished with 22 points after returning from a 3-game suspension) carried the team’s offense in the first half, Byrd (14 of his 19 points after intermission) got untracked after intermission. Nixon ripped the ball away from Harris with about 29 seconds to play. Nixon, who hit a buzzer-beating 3 to knock off UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament last March, and also drilled another buzzer-beater for a victory at Loyola Marymount in December, was obviously going to get another shot at heroics. “We know the guy we’re going to in that situation,” Reynolds said. Frank Burlison can be reached at frank.burlison@presstelegram.com or (562) 499-1320. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That’s because a couple of Long Beach reserves and a student manager bounced on the floor immediately after Nixon’s shot, apparently not realizing there was still less than a second to play (the clock stops after a made shot with less than a minute to play). UCSB’s coaching staff, and a hefty number of those in the crowd of 4,114, immediately screamed for a technical foul (for being on the floor during live play). And, after a brief consultation, the officiating crew of Newton Chelette, Martin Cota and Milt Stowe concurred, and, with the 49ers suddenly realizing how precarious that 68-66 advantage was, they could only watch as UCSB’s Cecil Brown – who took a .744 free-throw percentage into the game – went to the line for the two freebies. But the first was long and bounced off to the left. He swished the second and the Gauchos got the ball back at the other end of the floor to inbound. GOLETA – With the clock evaporating and the outcome of the game on the line Saturday night in UC Santa Barbara’s Events Center, the Long Beach State men’s basketball player who has a knack for flourishing in those situations had possession of the ball. And, for the third time in 11 months Aaron Nixon delivered for the 49ers. center_img Nixon’s pull-up jump shot from the left side of the court and over the outstretched hand of defender Justin Joyner cleared the bottom of the net with four-tenths of a second remaining and proved the difference in Long Beach’s 68-67 Big West Conference showdown with the Gauchos. But, before the 49ers could officially improve to 8-2 in the conference and 17-6 overall, they had to endure an excruciatingly long four-tenths of a second. last_img read more

Beachgoers to go the extra mile due to water upgrade works this May

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first_imgRoad closures have been scheduled for the main route into Marble Hill Beach at the beginning of the summer season.Irish Water has revealed plans to upgrade the water supply in the coastal area near Dunfanaghy with the replacement of 370 metres of ageing water mains and service connections.To accommodate the works, the L-1272-1 Marble Hill Road will be closed on weekdays from 7th May until the end of May. Plans are in place to open the road every weekend from 6.00pm Friday to 8.00am Monday during the project.Beachgoers will be directed to follow an alternative route along the L-1272-2 Rockhill Road, which will be signposted. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times, according to the water authority.The project will take place along Faugher Heights and continue on to Marble Hill Court. It will be delivered by Farrans on behalf of Irish Water.Local residents and businesses may face short-term water shut offs during the works. The project team has said they will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Commenting on the project, Declan Cawley, Regional Lead for the Leakage Reduction Programme said: “Replacing these ageing water mains will not only reduce the high levels of leakage, but it will also improve the reliability of the water supply to businesses and residents. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient but we will make every effort to minimise any disruption caused by these necessary works. We would like to thank local residents for their cooperation as we work together to deliver these important  improvements for the local community. ”Residents and businesses in the areas have been notified and customers can call our customer care helpline on Callsave 1850 278 278 with any questions about the project.Beachgoers to go the extra mile due to water upgrade works this May was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DunfanaghyIrish WaterMarble Hillroad closurelast_img read more

NSS Labs: Internet Explorer Still Better At Blocking Malware Than Chrome, Firefox

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first_imgklint finley Tags:#enterprise#Products Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Of course, there are other tools that can help protect your users from socially engineered malware, such as end-point protection software. And there are other potential security holes in browsers (to say nothing about PDF viewers). Also, NSS Labs did not test the phishing protection capabilities of any of these browsers.What the results may indicate, however, is that Microsoft’s malware database is better than Google’s Safe Browsing data feed. Chrome, Firefox and Safari all use Google Safe Browsing data feed to block malware. But then why the discrepancy between those three browsers? NSS Labs speculates that the discrepancy could be due to differing implementations of the API, calling the API at different times or differing parameters used.Perhaps the most surprising result is that Opera’s AVG powered malware blocking function failed to block a single malware download in NSS Labs’ tests.The report indicates that NSS Labs found that Opera did not block malware that AVG’s Online Shield reputation system does indeed block. NSS Labs suggests that the integration of AVG’s technology into Opera is incomplete.Opera’s PR Manager Thomas Ford told us that Opera’s malware protection is a compliment to its Fraud Protection mechanism, which also protects against phishing and other security issues. “We have multiple providers for our Fraud Protection mechanism,” Ford says. “It’s unclear why NSS Labs did not manage to test our AVG feed, but it is very strange that they do not test results from any of our other providers, including Yandex, which performs very well in our tests.”But this was not a test of Opera and other browsers’ protection against phishing, it was a socially engineered malware protection test. (NSS Labs did a testing of phishing protection last year, and Opera fared much better in that test.)Ford also notes: “We would welcome hearing more from NSS Labs about their methodology, including the URLs used, so we could more fully evaluate their findings.”Representatives from AVG did not respond to requests for comment. We covered controversy surrounding NSS Labs’ testing in general, and around its testing of AVG in particular, in our article Antivirus Product Testing is Changing, Whether Vendors Like it or Not.It’s difficult to asses NSS Labs’ results without being able to access the company’s malware samples. In the past, vendors have complained that NSS Labs charges steep fees for access to its sample list. However, NSS Labs President Rick Moy has explained to us in the past that consulting is how NSS Labs makes its money since the company has moved away from commissioned testing. Other independent testers such as AV-Comparatives and AV-Test.org don’t tend to release malware samples either. That makes it very difficult for outside observers to evaluate the results of any of these tests. Update: Andreas Marx of AV-Comparatives tells me that both AV-Comparaties and AV-Test.org give vendors the malware samples they test with. Internet Explorer 8 and 9 both block more socially engineered malware than Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari. At least, that’s what the Web Browser Group Test Socially-Engineered Malware Q3 2010 report from NSS Labs says. The results are similar to NSS Labs’ previous reports on the subject. Past browser testing reports from NSS Labs were reported to have been commissioned by Microsoft. I’m no longer able to find any disclosure about this in these reports.So, should you scrap those plans to deploy Chrome in the enterprise you made earlier this evening? Not necessarily. These results are focused on the browsers’ native ability to block malware downloads – not the overall security of each browser.When navigating to a site known to contain malware, one should hopefully get a warning such as this one:Firefox warningNSS Labs tested several popular browsers against a list of sites known to contain malware. Here is a chart summarizing the results: Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

People on the Move

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first_img DuJour has announced that Leslie Farrand has joined the company as chief revenue officer. Farrand, whose experience spans the fashion, lifestyle and luxury spaces, comes to DuJour from The New Yorker, where she was advertising director. Marianne Civiletto has been named associate publisher, marketing at Redbook. Civiletto comes to Redbook from Brides where she was executive director, creative services. Atlantic Media announced Wednesday that National Journal editor-in-chief Tim Grieve will be leaving to take a position wth The McClatchy Company. Grieve, whose last day will be October 2, will become McClatchy’s Head of News Strategies. According to a staff memo from National Journal CEO Tim Hartman, Government Executive Media Group editor-in-chief Tom Shoop will become interim editor-in-chief as a search for Grieve’s replacement is underway. Reuters has made a number of promotions and hires to their law reporting team. Tracy Rucinski has been named bankruptcy reporter and Stephanie Russell-Kraft has been named business of law reporter. Rucinski had been Madrid bureau correspondent at Reuters and Russell-Kraft had been senior reporter at Law360. Anthony Lin has been named editor in chief, legal/practitioner insights, at Reuters. He had been Asia editor at American Lawyer. Additionally, Robert Iafolla has been named labor and employment law reporter at Reuters. He’d been a reporter at Bloomberg. Elisabeth Bumiller has been named Washington bureau chief at The New York Times. She had been deputy Washington bureau chief there.center_img Nick Lucchesi has been named news editor at Inverse. He had been senior web editor at the Village Voice. In his own memo to the National Journal newsroom, Grieve says, “It’s been an absolute thrill and honor to work with you, and I’m so proud of the journalism we produced together. Even more than that, I’m proud of the newsroom we built—a newsroom full of people who care about and support each other at every turn. I hope you’re all proud of the role you’ve played in that. You should be.”  Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:last_img read more

AMD Radeon RX 5700 series battles for 1440p gaming

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first_img 336 14Gbps/256 bit 6.5 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 9.1 2,560 The 17 most anticipated video games of 2019 $399 GPU Our E3 breakdown: Microsoft’s Project Scarlett looks… 8GB  2,176 40 1,465/1,725 Memory bandwidth (GB/sec) $399 Stream processors Post a comment Lori Grunin/CNET The battle rages on. A week before AMD was scheduled to deliver the details about its new Navi-generation midrange graphics cards, the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT, rival Nvidia announced bumped-up “Super” versions of its directly competing RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 at slightly lower prices than AMD had publicly revealed for its new cards. So two days prior to its rollout, AMD dropped the prices on its cards to match: $349 for the 5700, $399 for the XT version and $449 for the 50th anniversary edition version of the 5700 XT.While 1080p gaming remains the most popular resolution, 1440p (2,560 x 1,440) is the next enthusiast frontier, and both companies want a piece of it — so much so that they’ve entered into a price war before their cards have even shipped. The 5700 series is available now. 448 GPU clock speed (MHz, base/boost) $499 0 448 Memory (GDDR6) 2,560 Memory data rate/Interface 180w TGP 1,920 $349 9.8 Editor’s note: updated 1:48 p.m. ET. with correct availability date.  8GB  Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 30 AMD Radeon RX 5700 Price 14Gbps/256 bit 8GB  36 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 40 14Gbps/256 bit 448 Computers Components Gaming Accessories Gaming 7.2 1,605/1,905 34 1,605/1,770 Share your voice 160w Tags 1,470/1,560 225w FP32 (teraflops) 215w $349 But AMD’s entering the battle with a revamped processor architecture, hoping to break the perception of being the “value” option rather than the performance leader. And based on our preliminary testing, the RX 5700 does seem to deliver better frame rates across various benchmarks than the RTX 2060, at least at 1080p. Unfortunately, we don’t have an RTX 2060 Super yet for comparison. While the Radeon VII remains the flagship card in AMD’s gaming line, its technology straddles generations — it’s built on AMD’s 7nm process, but it doesn’t have the upgraded memory architecture, PCIe 4 support, more efficient compute-unit design, lower power draw, quiet operation and more that comprises AMD’s “RDNA” architecture for the Navi generation. With Navi, AMD moves from using HBM2 (high-bandwidth memory) to the more widely used GDDR6 for its consumer products.AMD positions both cards as 1440p contenders, but the extra $50 buys you the ability to play at a higher-quality setting. Across the board, we saw roughly a 10% increase in frame rates from the 5700 to the 5700 XT at 1440p, and both delivered average frame rates of more than 70fps overall.amd-radeon-rx-5700-xt-8You get 3 DisplayPort and 1 HDMI connection. Lori Grunin/CNET And the cards are very quiet. They are bigger and do require more power than the RTX 2060 — it uses similar connections to the 2080 Ti, and they’re both bigger than the 2060 — but the 2060 Super has increased power requirements as well. In addition to differences in the number of compute units (the rasterization engine of a graphics processor)  and clock speeds, the 5700 and 5700 XT differ by look. The 5700 XT has a less featureless surface and the logo glows red, plus only part of the internal circuit board peeps out; the 5700’s entire underside is exposed.They do have the same connectors on the back, however, 3 DisplayPort 1.4 and 1 HDMI 2.0b. I do miss having a USB-C port back there like on an Nvidia card since they’re still pretty rare in desktop systems. Along with the cards, AMD revved its Adrenalin utility software with a few new features, most notably Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) and Anti-lag. RIS does what Nvidia’s DLSS is intended to (without the AI), provide a better image when playing at higher resolutions — e.g., displaying in 1440p while the graphics card is only working with 1080p, to minimize the performance hit of a higher resolution. (My testing was interrupted by a network outage in our lab, so I was unable to download some games I wanted for visual comparison.) Specifically, RIS uses a technique called contrast-adaptive sharpening to improve detail on textures with less-defined edges. (CAS is similar to what the new Texture tool in Lightroom does.) There are two flavors: game developers can integrate support or you can toggle it in Adrenalin to apply it on the fly for unsupported games. The former will deliver better results. As far as I could tell, there was no performance penalty for applying it in the driver.Anti-lag essentially works to better sync the CPU and GPU so there are fewer wasted cycles between the time you click the mouse and the display responds — AMD claims about 30% improvement. 448 8GB  1,365/1,680 6GB  Now playing: Watch this: 8.0 4:22 14Gbps/256 bit Comparative specifications CUDA cores/ compute units 14Gbps/192 bit 175w AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 2,304 17 Photos AMD Nvidialast_img read more

Renowned economist and academician Jean Dreze detained by Jharkhand police

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first_imgJean DrezeTwitter [Representational Image]Noted economist Jean Dreze along with two other activists were detained by Jharkhand Police on Thursday for allegedly organising a forum on social issues without prior permission.The trio was taken to the Bishnupura police station and was let off after four hours on personal bonds. Dreze, 60, was holding a public meeting on ‘right to food’ after he was invited by an NGO. He was detained along with Vivek Kumar and Anuj Gupta.Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Vipul Shukla told The Indian Express that the three were detained as the Model Code of Conduct is in place. “They were holding a meeting on social issues and did not take permission from SDO,” Shukla said, reports Indian Express.According to reports, the NGO had written to the district administration asking for permission to hold the forum, but as there was no response from the authorities they went ahead with the programme as it has no connection with elections.Garhwa Deputy Commissioner Harsh Mangla told the daily: “When Model Code of Conduct is in place, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code is imposed, so assembly of four or more people is unlawful. Dreze had asked for permission to hold a public meeting and it was rejected. We will look into it on why it was rejected.””If people are not even allowed to hold peaceful non-political meetings about issues like the Right to Food at election time, then democracy has no meaning,” said Dreze over the incident, reports NDTV.Dreze is a Belgium born Indian economist and activist, who was a part of the National Advisory Council during the UPA-era. He had conceptualized and drafted the first version of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA).He is an honorary chair professor of the Planning and Development Unit of Government of India, in the Department of Economics at the University of Allahabad. He was a professor at the London School of Economics and Delhi School of Economics.He has written many books and articles over various issues and has also co-authored many books with Nobel laureate authors. Dreze is well recognised in his field of development economics and his commitment to social problems including hunger, famine, education, gender inequality, childcare, school feeding, and employment guarantee being a few among them.last_img read more

Shocking Harbhajan Singh was targeted by religious slur from Mohammed Yousuf both

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first_imgHarbhajan and Yousuf almost came to blowsTwitterIn a stunning revelation, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh narrated an ugly incident between him and Mohammed Yousuf, former Pakistan cricketer, which almost led to the two men indulging in a physical fight. Speaking to PTI, Harbhajan said that the episode occurred during the famous India vs Pakistan match in the 2003 World Cup at Johannesburg.While that game is remembered most prominently for the blazing innings Sachin Tendulkar played against the likes of Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram, there were fireworks away from the public eye also. As per the account of Bhajji, the confrontation took place at the lunch break, between the Pakistan and Indian innings.”During the lunch time, I was sitting at one table and Yousuf and Shoaib Akhtar were at the other table right across in the common area. We both speak Punjabi and suddenly while we were pulling each other’s legs he first made a personal comment and then remarked about my religion. I gave him a fitting reply. Before anyone realised we both had fork in our hands and got up from our chairs ready to attack each other,” the star cricketer said. Harbhajan didn’t play the game against PakistanMAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty ImagesHe attributed his own aggression to frustration over not being selected in the playing XI. “I was dropped for that game and Anil (Kumble) bhai was playing because team management felt he was a better choice keeping in mind his good record against Pakistan. I was a bit down and it can happen when you aren’t in the XI, the man with over 400 Test wickets explained.Thankfully for the two men and their teams, both were restrained by the senior players of their respective sides. “Rahul (Dravid) and Sri (Javagal Srinath) stopped me while Wasim bhai and Saeed bhai took Yousuf away. The seniors in both sides were irritated and we were told that this is not the right behaviour.”Thankfully, the story ended there and there was no animosity that was left over as well. In fact, the offie said that the two are on good terms and remember the whole episode with humour. “It’s 16 years now. Now when I meet Yousuf, we both have a good laugh about it,” the veteran cricketer concluded.last_img read more

TMC to raise ATM fraud case in Parliament today Mamata

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first_imgKolkata: Expressing her deep concern over the ATM fraud cases recently happening in Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that she would direct her party’s MPs to raise the issue in Parliament on Tuesday.She also questioned the role of the Finance Ministry in this connection and maintained that it should “seriously inquire” about the matter.While leaving the state Secretariat, Nabanna, on Monday evening, Banerjee said: “What action is the Finance Ministry taking? It (Finance Ministry) should have seriously probed the incident. Our MPs will be raising the issue in Parliament on Tuesday.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Chief Minister also mentioned an advertisement that got an immense promotion just after demonetisation of high-value notes was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote the digital transfer of money.Banerjee also slammed the Centre for its stress on the use of “plastic cards” when there is no bank in several villages in the country. She added: “How can the plastic economy become successful in a country where there is an inadequate number of banks?” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”India is a country of simple people. Here the maximum number of people likes to lead a simple life and most of them are from the unorganised sectors. Hence plastic economy can be successful only if its nitty-gritty is properly known,” Banerjee maintained.The Chief Minister was the first one to criticise the “anti-people” move of the Modi government of demonetising high-value notes and had stated that it would leave an adverse effect on the economy of the country. A high-level meeting with the top brass of a number of nationalised and private banks and officials of Kolkata Police’s Detective department, who have been involved in the probe of the ATM money siphoning case, took place on Monday. A top official from the Reserve Bank of India, who attended the meeting, said that they are working upon fresh guidelines for the banks to prevent such ATM frauds in future.It may be mentioned that more than 76 cases of unauthorised withdrawal of money from bank accounts after collecting data by skimming ATM cards have come to light in Kolkata recently. Involvement of foreigners has also come up during the probe undertaken by the Kolkata Police that had set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to address the menace.last_img read more