'Trump fit for duty, should hit gym'

'Trump fit for duty, should hit gym'

US President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

Trump, who was coy about sharing medical information during his unconventional 2016 run for office, used his first presidential medical exam - conducted on Friday at Walter Reed National Medical Center - to try to put to rest lingering questions about his mental fitness for office.

Trump asked his physician, Dr Ronny Jackson, to add a cognitive screening test to the exam, and authorised him to release a battery of data from the tests.

Trump, 71, is known to enjoy high-fat foods like fried chicken, hamburgers and steak - and, while he plays golf, he does not have a daily exercise routine.

Jackson said Trump is going to try to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4. 5 to 6. 8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise.

The Navy doctor exhausted reporters’ questions during an unusually lengthy hour-long session, at Trump’s request, and said he did not withhold any information in the interests of privacy.

He said, ‘I want you to get out there and I want you to talk to them and I want you to answer every single question they have,'” Jackson said of Trump.

Trump’s mental fitness for the job had come under intense scrutiny after a recently published, controversial book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” portrayed him as childlike and mercurial.

Past presidents are not known to have been tested for mental acuity while in office - including Ronald Reagan, who five years after leaving the White House in 1989 was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable, degenerative brain condition.

Jackson, who speaks with Trump a few times a day and travels with him, said he did not think the president needed cognitive testing based on medical guidelines - but added the 30-question Montreal Cognitive Assessment at Trump’s request.

The test looks for signs of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Sample questions include asking the patient to draw a clockface, putting in all of the numbers and setting the clock hands to a specific time. The test does not assess psychiatric fitness.

Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test, Jackson said. The president is mentally very sharp, very intact,” the doctor said.

Dr Ronald Petersen, an Alzheimer’s expert at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, said he could not comment specifically on the president’s cognitive health. wever, he did say that, in theory, a perfect score on the Montreal test does not necessarily rule out cognitive decline. It is “just one measure in a clinical judgment,” he said in an email.

Trump is considered overweight and borderline obese at 6 feet 3 inches (1. 9 meters) tall and 239 pounds (108 kg). His blood pressure was 122/74, within normal bounds, and his cholesterol was on the high side, Jackson said.

But the physician said Trump’s cardiac health was excellent, noting the president had undergone an exercise stress test, and said he consulted cardiologists about Trump’s coronary calcium score.

Jackson credited the results to genetics. It’s just the way God made him,” he told reporters.

Jackson said he would increase Trump’s daily dose of Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering drug, and bring in a nutritionist to work with White House chefs. The doctor said he would also design a daily exercise program for Trump.

He’s more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going to do both,” Jackson said, adding that he might enlist first lady Melania Trump to help.

Ranit Mishori, an attending physician at Georgetown University-Providence Hospital in Washington, said Trump received more screening and diagnostic tests than are generally recommended for someone at his age and with his medical history.

With his reported eating habits and lack of exercise, it made sense for the White House to “release all of this data to show that . he is in good health,” Mishori said.

Even without red flags from test results, Mishori said it was clear that Trump faces some risks.

He is a male and he is in his 70s and he is overweight, borderline obese, and he has high cholesterol. Those four factors alone put him at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease,” she said.

Mishori disagreed with Jackson’s assessment that Trump would be healthy for the rest of his term and possibly a second four-year term.

This was a bit of a snapshot in time,” she said. I don’t think this can be a definitive sign that he will be in this same state of health for the remainder of his term.

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Shilpa Shinde's shocking decision

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Popular television actress Shilpa Shinde, winner of Bigg Boss Season 11, says that after the “bad experience” she had with Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain, she does not want to act in television serials any more.

Often, winning the reality television show has translated to plum offers in the television space for celebrities. But Shilpa says after “whatever happened” during the Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai -- in which she essayed Angoori bhabhi -- she does not want to work on small screen. would rather explore the medium of films than television. After working for so many years, the way few people of the industry (referring to the producers of Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai) treated me, I am disheartened. I do not wish to work in the TV industry anymore,” said Shilpa.

In 2016, the actor left the show Bhabhi Ji. due to issues with the producers. She also reportedly filed a complaint of sexual harassment against producer Sanjay Kohli. Since the actor came out openly in the media and spoke about her experience, she faced trouble in getting new shows.

Asked if naming and shaming any big name in the industry takes a toll on an actor’s career, she said: “Yes, it does.

It is tough for an actress to raise her voice on sexual harassment because the chances are they will question your character, they will ruin your career and they will defeat you in the power game. So one has to be very strong to fight against these white collar mafias,” said the actor, who had even won an Indian Telly Award for her comical performance as Angoori bhabhi.

Coming to Bigg Boss, Shilpa was contending with another popular actress Hina Khan in the finale. Was she sure about her victory? Though I knew from the beginning that I deserve to win the show, it is a different world inside the ‘Bigg Boss’ house. was a journey with a lots of emotional ups and down. At this moment, I am a little overwhelmed to talk much about it, but of course I am glad I won,” she said.

Having started her career in 1999, Shilpa grabbed eyeballs with a daily soap Bhabhi. She acted in shows like Sanjeevani, Maayka, Chidiya Ghar, Lapataganj and more. See, in the last 15 years, people did not love me, but the characters that I played. They did not know how I am in real life as Shilpa Shinde. So now, everyone, who voted for me, they know my real self,” said Shilpa.

My confidence to win Bigg Boss did not come from the number of fans I had before entering the house. I am always confident that I am a good person. I have a lot of patience and tolerance, so I was confident to fight the game on that basis,” she added.

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Mobile operators apply for 4G licences

Mobile operators apply for 4G licences

All the telecom operators applied within the deadline that expired in the noon, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Secretary MD Sarowar Alam told The Daily Star.

Citycell which stopped providing service in October last year are preparing to re-enter the telecommunication business with this application.

All telecom operators that have 3G will qualify for 4G licences. However, since Citycell does not have 3G, they will have to purchase spectrum that will be available on February 13.

Though the BTRC has put a provision in the 4G guideline to facilitate participation of new entities to deliver the fastest data service, there was no new application.

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‘Army chief should do his job’

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday lashed out at army chief Bipin Rawat over his remarks about Kashmir schools, saying the “well-decorated officer” should not give sermons on issues that are not his domain.

that schools in the state were teaching two maps — India’s and Jammu and Kashmir’s — to the students, which he said was radicalising youth.

Rawat’s statement was criticised on social media with many pointing out that students in all schools in the country are taught about the two maps, the country’s and the state’s.

The army chief is a respected and well-decorated officer of this country. He is a professional. I have no doubt on his professionalism. But I don’t think he is an educationist that he will give sermons on education,” state education minister Altaf Bukhari said.

I don’t think any society accepts sermons on education from non-academicians,” he added.

Bukhari said education was a state subject and “we know how to run our education system”.

There are two flags, we have a state constitution (owing to the state’s special status) and maps are in every state. Every school in every state has a state map because you explain it to them,” Bukhari said.

Separatism would not be anywhere” if army does its job well, he said.

I will be very happy if they do what they are supposed to do and leave us what we are supposed to do. They have a responsibility. Let them do their responsibility (sic), I don’t think separatism will be anywhere. They do their job well, all problem will be solved,” Bukhari added.

United States Marine Corps female recruits try to extend a steel pole to a cross bar January 15, 2003 during the Leadership Reaction Course which is part of boot camp on Parris Island, SC. The course builds teamwork and problems solving skills at each station where recruits are tasked with finding solutions to problems they may encounter in the field. The Marines train and average of 3,700 male recruits a day at Parris Island and 600 females. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

Addressing the media on the eve of Army Day on Friday, Bipin Rawat had linked the two-flag issue with militancy.

Why do we need a separate map for J&K? What does it teach the children? Most misguided youth come from schools where they are being radicalised,” he had said.

The army chief had also said that some control has to be exercised over madrassas and mosques “that spread misinformation”.

Bukhari said there was no harm in getting education from madrassas. Education has its own domains. Madrassas also give education. There is no harm. Education is education. People go to China to learn,” the minister said.

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Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers said Thursday.

Although ice has long been known to exist on Mars, a better understanding of its depth and location could be vital to future human explorers, said the report in the US journal Science.

Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," said co-author Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson.

A total of eight ice sites, some as shallow as a few feet (one meter) below the surface, and going as deep as 100 meters or more, have been exposed by erosion.

These underground cliffs, or scarps, appear "to be nearly pure ice," said the report.

The discovery was possible due to images and data sent by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), launched in 2005.

The probe's first find of water on Mars was published in Science in 2010.

But now, scientists realize that ice is more widespread than previously thought, said lead author Colin Dundas, a geologist at the US Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona.

There is shallow ground ice under roughly a third of the Martian surface, which records the recent history of Mars," he said.

What we've seen here are cross-sections through the ice that give us a 3-D view with more detail than ever before.

The ice contains bands and color variations that suggest it was formed layer by layer, perhaps as snow accumulated over time, leading to ice sheets.

Researchers believe the ice formed relatively recently, because the sites appear smooth on the surface, unpocked by craters that would be formed by celestial debris smashing into the planet over time.

But just how and when they formed remains unclear.

The cliffs are located in the northern and southern hemispheres of Mars, at a latitude of 55 to 58 degrees, which on Earth would be similar to Scotland or the tip of South America.

These regions slip into a frigid darkness during the Martian winter and would not be a suitable site for a long-term human camp.

However, they are not as treacherous as the poles, and if a sample could be drilled from one of the glaciers, researchers could learn plenty about Mars' climate and the potential for life on Earth's neighboring planet.

If you had a mission at one of these sites, sampling the layers going down the scarp, you could get a detailed climate history of Mars," said MRO deputy project scientist Leslie Tamppari of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

It's part of the whole story of what happens to water on Mars over time: Where does it go? When does ice accumulate? When does it recede?

NASA plans to send the first human explorers to Mars by the 2030s.

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CES should move to an innovative city

CES should move to an innovative city

CES, the yearly bacchanal of tech and innovation, has outgrown its shell. Las Vegas has been home to the event since the late 1970s and, for better or worse, the city has survived and served the influx of technologists who flock to the event each year to see the latest and greatest. But two things are happening simultaneously that make Las Vegas

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Mukkabaaz Movie Review

Mukkabaaz Movie Review

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Mukkabaaz Hindi Movie Review 

Mukkabaaz Movie Review
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While the film's mammoth run time (2 hours, 25 minutes!) can exhaust you a bit, Mukkabaaz is a total knockout. The not-just-a-boxing
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10 Insanely Fun And Simple Philosophical Paradoxes

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10 Insanely Fun And Simple Philosophical Paradoxes10 Insanely Fun And Simple Philosophical Paradoxes

Quick, get out your Rubik’s Cube! Mind puzzles, brainteasers, or whatever you may call them are often fun and sometimes addictive. Logical paradoxes are absurd statements that make sense and yet don’t at the same time. Here’s a classic example of a fun little brainteaser called “The Paradox of Omnipotence” that’s been puzzling min

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