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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterZegrahm Expeditions has announced three brand-new expeditions in 2017. Each year the 25-year-old expedition company crafts a unique selection of itineraries on all seven continents, using the personal knowledge of its experienced field leaders and feedback from its traveller community. Comprising signature expeditions—such as Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands and Australia’s Kimberley—as well as new itineraries like the three featured below, the company’s annual line-up is thoughtfully curated for guests to pursue their passion for exploration, adventure and learning.Philippines, Taiwan & Japan11 – 29 March 2017Far from the usual tourist track, other tour operators rarely, if ever, visit many of the islands on this itinerary. The perfect blend of nature and culture, travellers will discover remote island communities, explore unique habitats on nature hikes, search for a variety of marine life during snorkelling and diving excursions, and observe both ancient and modern architectural treasures.Cultural Mongolia with the Naadam Festival2 – 18 July 2017Showcasing Mongolia’s unique culture and breathtaking landscapes on a 17-day journey that includes the opportunity to experience Mongolia’s traditional mid-summer festival, Naadam, at both the national and local levels. Meaning “the three games of men”, Naadam showcases Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery—traditional sports that are as exhilarating to watch as they are essential to Mongolia’s identity as a country.Along the Irrawaddy & Chindwin Rivers15 September – 3 October 2017Exposing travellers to river scenes of a bygone era—dense jungles, steep-sided gorges, emerald rice paddies and tiny traditional villages—aboard the elegant 46-guest Anawrahta, built in 2014 to resemble a British colonial paddle steamer. A particular highlight of this expedition is a visit to the Mahar Minkyaung Monastery, an extraordinary blend of European and Burmese architecture that houses the 1000-year-old Shwe Sagar Buddha.“These three adventures really show what Zegrahm does best: adding new destinations—or unique combinations of new destinations—to complement our tried-and-true itineraries to offer something for first-time adventure travellers and seasoned past guests alike,” says Zegrahm President, Van Perry. “We couldn’t be more excited to explore these new corners of Asia in 2017.”Virtuoso members can take advantage of the conference exclusive announced during Virtuoso Travel Week: Offer your clients a $1000 per person air credit on small-ship cruises and $500 per person air credit on overland adventures — and you’ll receive a $500 booking bonus.last_img read more

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Europes central bank just fired the bazooka

first_imgEurope’s central bank just fired the “bazooka.” Dispatch readers know governments have been using extremely reckless monetary policies since the 2008 financial crisis. In an effort to stimulate their economies, they’ve borrowed and printed incredible sums of money. For example, the Federal Reserve has created 3.5 trillion new currency units since 2008. The Fed has also held interest rates at unnaturally low levels. This has made it extremely cheap to borrow money. • The European Central Bank (ECB) cut its key interest rate on Thursday… Its key rate is now negative 0.4%. Negative rates don’t make sense to most people. Normally, a bank pays you interest on money you keep in the bank. With negative rates, you pay to keep money at the bank. It amounts to a tax on your cash. It’s a bizarre policy that could only exist in a world run by idiot politicians. • The government hopes negative rates will get people to spend more money… The idea is that you’ll buy more cars, televisions, and shoes. This will make the economy grow. But Casey Research founder Doug Casey explains that’s not how the real world works. It’s part of the Keynesian view, in which spending and consumption drive the economy. This isn’t just wrong, it’s the exact opposite of what’s true. It’s production and saving that drive an economy. You have to save to build capital, and capital is necessary for…everything. What these people are doing is destructive of civilization itself. And when we go into the next crisis, governments will use the disastrous results of their own policies as excuses to enact even more destructive versions of the same things. • The ECB also expanded its quantitative easing (QE) program… QE is when a central bank creates money and pumps it into the financial system. It’s a euphemism for money printing. The ECB is now creating €80 billion ($89 billion) every month. It’s by far the biggest money printing program in Europe’s history. • The ECB’s reckless monetary policies have failed to help economic growth… Europe’s economy is barely growing. However, instead of changing course, the ECB is doubling down on its failed policies. Doug Casey warned about this last month… The economy of the European Union is a constipated, sclerotic, malfunctioning entity that only registered real economic growth of 0.2% in the recent quarter—assuming you can credit their numbers at all. The continent is a giant monument to socialism, where everyone believes they can live at the expense of everyone else. As a result, the average European sees his government as a magic cornucopia, a source of unlimited wealth. When something goes wrong, Europeans look to their governments to “do something.” With this in mind, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi made the front pages by saying he is “ready to act” with a “whole menu of monetary policy instruments.” • The STOXX Europe 600, which tracks 600 large European stocks, fell 1.6% on the news… Typically, a huge dose of new money would cause markets to rally. But Europe is addicted to easy money. Markets were hoping for an even bigger dose of stimulus than the ECB delivered. Markets were disappointed that the ECB committed to print “only” $89 billion per month. And Europe isn’t the only economy addicted to easy money. As we mentioned earlier, the Fed has pumped 3.5 trillion new dollars into the U.S. financial system since 2008. But the U.S. economy is growing at its slowest pace since World War II. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has more than doubled Japan’s money supply since 2013. It introduced negative rates in January. But Japan’s economy hasn’t grown in more than two decades. • Easy money policies have accomplished one thing… They’ve inflated asset prices to crazy levels. The S&P 500, the most watched stock index in the world, has surged 215% since March 2009. The Nikkei 225 has jumped 104% since Japan began its latest easy money program in 2012. Bonds, commercial property, and art prices have all hit record highs. Yet world economies are barely growing. We’re living in an “Alice in Wonderland” economy where asset prices are disconnected from the “real economy.” Recommended Links — New law cracks down on right to use cash The U.S. government is trying to restrict your access to cash. But not for the reason you think… According to leaked evidence it’s much, much worse. The Secret to Investing in Gold Like Doug Casey After the longest bear market in gold stocks in 40 years…Doug Casey just revealed how he plans to make a killing on gold’s massive rebound…and why 99% of investors don’t have what it takes to try this gold strategy. See more here.center_img – • Negative interest rates are likely coming to the U.S… Today, the Fed’s key rate is 0.38%…well below its historic average of 5%. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has already said negative rates are “on the table” if the U.S. economy slows. As we explained, negative rates are supposed to get people to spend more money. If you have to pay to save money at the bank, you’re more likely to spend. However, there’s a major problem. Instead of paying negative interest rates, many Americans will simply pull their cash out of the bank. They’ll keep paper cash at home, where the government can’t tax it with negative interest rates. • That’s why governments want all your money in the digital financial system… And it’s why world governments are trying to eliminate paper cash. Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Russia have already banned large cash transactions. The ECB is trying to get rid of the €500 bill. Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary, wants the U.S. government to pull the $100 bill out of circulation. By banning cash, governments hope to force you to keep money in the digital banking system. And if your money is trapped in the digital banking system, you can’t escape the bank account tax that’s coming. The government will be free to tax your cash with negative interest rates. • We expect the combination of negative interest rates and the ban on cash to create a huge rush into “underground currencies”… Gold is the ultimate underground currency. As Casey readers know, gold has been used as money for thousands of years because it is easily divisible, easily transportable, has intrinsic value, is durable, and has consistent form around the world. And, as Doug Casey reminds us, it’s a good form of money because governments can’t print it on a whim. The government can’t destroy the value of your gold. • The price of gold is up 18% this year… It’s off to its best start since 1980, according to Financial Times. As governments get more desperate, gold should surge much higher. It could easily double or triple in the next few years. If you don’t own gold, we recommend buying some today. If you already own gold, we recommend buying more. We also encourage you to read our new report, “How to Protect Yourself from the War on Cash.” In it, we share our best advice on how to deal with negative interest rates and the coming cash ban. We explain seven steps you can take right now to protect your money. These things are easy to do, but you’ve likely never thought of some of them. Click here to claim your copy now. Chart of the Day Here’s proof that we’re living in an “Alice in Wonderland” economy. Today’s chart shows the value of government bonds with negative interest rates. Not long ago, negative rates were unheard of. Today, more than $6.6 trillion worth of government bonds now have negative rates. The value of government bonds with negative rates is almost seven times higher than it was last year. Negative interest rates are a perversion of capitalism. They penalize people for working hard and saving money. We recommend taking steps to protect yourself before negative rates reach into your bank account. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida March 14, 2016 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. 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Click here to learn more about this blueprint

first_imgClick here to learn more about this blueprint Recommended Link — • E.B. has a nose for the next big thing… It doesn’t matter the industry or even the asset class.For example, in early 2009, he realized that the U.S. housing bust would create a generation of renters. He raised money and bought a large portfolio of single-family rental houses at rock-bottom prices… as low as 10 cents on the dollar.In 2017, he was able to exploit the massive trend in cryptocurrencies… making an astonishing 15,000% in profits on a blockchain mining deal.E.B. was also among the very first to predict the cannabis rally. He recommended arguably three of the best stocks to own during the mania, with one of the picks soaring as high as 480%.That’s what makes E.B. special. He’ll look anywhere and everywhere for profit opportunities. And he believes the next big opportunity is in an area most investors know nothing about.• I’m talking about esports… Esports are exactly what they sound like. They’re electronic sports… or more simply, video games. They involve competitive tournaments, especially among professional gamers.Now, I know many people see video games as nothing more than a hobby.But some people have quit their regular jobs to play video games full-time.Now, it’s easy to scoff at this decision. But you must understand something. The best esports players are raking in dough.Take 26-year-old professional video game player Kuro Takhasomi. Over his career, he’s booked $4.16 million in earnings, not counting endorsements.But that’s not even the craziest part.• Millions of people tune in to watch these video game matches…  E.B. explains:Esports revenue is expected to top $1 billion this year. That’s up five times from 2014.Now, esports revenue still lags behind NFL revenue, which topped an estimated $15 billion last season. But NFL viewership continues to shrink while esports interest explodes.In fact, about 200 million people tuned in to watch the final match of the League of Legends World Championship in 2018 – a major esports tournament. That’s double the estimated 98.2 million people who watched this year’s Super Bowl.And about 23,000 people showed up to watch the League of Legends match in person. Tickets to the event sold out in just eight seconds.Keep in mind, League of Legends isn’t even the most popular esports game. That honor goes to Fortnite – a game that doled out $100 million in prize money last year. This year, it’s expected to pay out another $100 million. • This speaks volumes to the popularity of esports… And it’s still very much the early days.In fact, E.B. says, “Esports today is about where baseball was 100 years ago.”But, unlike baseball, esports won’t take decades to become a cultural phenomenon. It should go mainstream within a few years.And there’s a simple reason for this: the internet. More from E.B.:Baseball wasn’t new a century ago, but interest in it was just becoming widespread. And radio broadcasts were a big driver of that trend. The internet is to competitive gaming what the radio was to baseball.In short, the esports industry is on the launch pad. It’s expected to grow at an average annual rate of 30% over the next three years.By 2022, experts predict about 645 million people will watch esports each year. That’s about 8% of today’s worldwide population.• Opportunities like this are rare… When they present themselves, you must take advantage of them.Of course, most investors won’t. They’ll watch this opportunity sail right by them.That’s because many people simply “don’t get it.” They can’t understand why anyone would want to play video games for a living… or why anyone would want to watch another person play video games.But people said the same things about social media a decade ago. And practically everyone uses social media today. Many people can’t go an hour without checking their Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. And no one finds that weird at all.Expect the same to happen with esports. It will transition from taboo to mainstream faster than you can imagine.But there’s another big reason to consider investing in this space…• The old guard is betting on esports… I’m referring to owners of traditional sports teams.According to E.B., Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have both personally invested in the space.Jones staked his claim in esports by purchasing the compLexity Gaming team brand. Kraft paid $20 million to own a Boston-based team in video game maker Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League prior to its launch last year.This is huge.The Cowboys are the world’s most valuable sports brand. They’re worth $4.8 billion… almost $700 million more than the next-most valuable sports team. The Patriots, on the other hand, are worth $3.7 billion. That makes them the world’s sixth-most valuable sports team according to Forbes.  In other words, Jones and Kraft have plenty of money. And yet, they’re betting on this strange new sport.That tells me both Jones and Kraft see esports stealing eyeballs from traditional sports in the years to come.But it’s not just high-profile NFL owners. NBA legends Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Magic Johnson see massive potential and have invested money in the burgeoning industry. Same with other big-name celebrities, such as Ashton Kutcher, Drake, and Tony Robbins.That’s not something we can afford to ignore.• So consider investing in the esports space if you haven’t yet… Of course, the average investor doesn’t know where to begin with esports.That’s where we can help…E.B. and his team have been researching esports longer than anyone I know… and not just from the comfort of their desks.They’ve gone to the front lines of the esports boom. Here’s a photograph of John Pangere, E.B.’s lead analyst, at a recent esports competition in Los Angeles.John also recently visited an esports arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.• This “boots on the ground” research has paid off… I say this because E.B.’s found a unique way to profit off this mega trend.In short, he’s bet on a company that owns esports arenas as well as its own esports team.And that’s not even the most interesting part. You see, E.B. didn’t tell his readers to buy this company’s stock outright.Instead, he found a backdoor way to invest in this incredibly promising business. This unique strategy offers unlimited upside with little downside risk. It’s the sort of investment that E.B. focuses exclusively on in his new venture, Strategic Trader.But don’t worry. This opportunity isn’t reserved for sophisticated investors only.• Anyone can get a piece of the action…That’s because it’s as easy as buying a share of common stock.Unfortunately, that’s about all I can say about this today. But you can learn much more about this opportunity with a subscription to Strategic Trader. By signing up, you’ll also get all the details on E.B.’s unique and explosive way to profit off esports.Click here to learn more.Regards,Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida May 6, 2019Reader MailbagToday, readers respond to Crisis Investing chief analyst Nick Giambruno’s recent essay about the newly legalized hemp market:I began investing in cannabis stocks nearly three years ago and have had mixed results. The results have been good enough for me to continue on the path that I’m currently following. I believe that my future is secure with the investments I have accumulated over the years, so that I can continue on my retirement path.– Dale America’s #1 Income Trader Reveals The Startling Profit Secret of “The Coffee-Break Breakthrough”(Try this first thing Monday, see what happens…)I call this technique my “coffee-break” breakthrough… Because, as this amazing 8-second demonstration shows, you can place your trade in less time than it takes to pour a cup of coffee… But by the time your cup is full, you’ve already collected your upfront payout – and you could be over $1,300 richer. Think about how many coffee breaks you take per week… Can you imagine how quickly that money could add up? By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily DispatchThe next big thing.We all dream of finding it.And why wouldn’t we? Investing in the next big thing can deliver massive gains.Just think about how much money early investors in bitcoin, legal cannabis, and companies like Amazon made.Many turned just a few thousand dollars into million-dollar fortunes.Of course, most investors missed these opportunities. That’s because investing in these assets during their early stages was seen as taboo… even a little weird.So they stayed on the sidelines.The good news is that a similar opportunity is staring us in the face… according to our own E.B. Tucker.That’s right. E.B. Tucker thinks he’s found the next big thing. Not only that, he’s identified a low-risk, high-reward way to cash in on this mega trend.I’ll get to exactly what that opportunity is in a minute. But I should first tell you why it pays to listen to E.B.center_img — Click Here To Get Started Anti-Socialist Survival Blueprint Now Available!Socialism is coming to America, and there’s nothing President Trump can do to stop it. So, are you prepared? The first ever anti-socialist blueprint is now available. It’s exactly what you’ve been waiting for… Everything you need to know on how to build your wealth… live under the radar… and prosper in a socialist America is outlined in this controversial guide. Including how to keep prying hands away from your assets… I dare you to open the pages of this audacious blueprint to see what’s inside. It’s shocking. It’s revealing. And it’s your gateway to peaceful living in a socialist state. Recommended Link I think it’s great. One, we can let American workers have new jobs instead of importing 700 million from other countries.Two, there are other jobs that will be created with hemp. I’ll bet it will help reduce imports in other areas and help American families and legal immigrants have these jobs. Best wishes.– James And another reader appreciates founder Doug Casey’s recent insights on why the left hates nuclear power:Great piece, Doug, though I doubt it’ll change too many minds when it comes to nuclear power generation, though nuclear is clearly the safest, cleanest, and most environmentally friendly power generation source known to man. I guess that’s just one price we pay for living in a democratic republic with a relatively weak educational system. Always look forward to and enjoy your columns. BTW, you’re just one of a couple of other commentators I bother responding to. Best.– John M.As always, send your questions, comments, and thoughts to feedback@caseyresearch.com.Further Reading: Don’t Let These “Hot Issues” Burn Your PortfolioYou may have heard that initial public offerings (IPOs) are set to explode this year, with strong companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb shaking up the markets by going public. But most people don’t realize that these sky-high IPOs can often turn into a trap for investors… unless you know the right way to play them.Our good friend Nick Rokke, analyst for The Palm Beach Daily, just wrote about this idea… and showed his readers the No. 1 way to handle the imminent rush of IPOs this year. Check out his essay right here.And if you’d like to hear some of the world’s best wealth-building strategies – every single day – you can sign up for The Palm Beach Daily with one click here. It’s the perfect complement to the Dispatch.last_img read more

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first_imgThe fact that rural, economically disadvantaged parts of the country broke heavily for the Republican candidate in the 2016 election is well known. But Medicare data indicate that voters in areas that went for Trump weren’t just hurting economically — many of them were receiving prescriptions for opioid painkillers.The findings were published Friday in the medical journal JAMA Network Open. Researchers found a geographic relationship between support for Trump and prescriptions for opioid painkillers.It’s easy to see similarities between the places hardest hit by the opioid epidemic and a map of Trump strongholds. “When we look at the two maps, there was a clear overlap between counties that had high opioid use … and the vote for Donald Trump,” says Dr. James S. Goodwin, chair of geriatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and the study’s lead author. “There were blogs from various people saying there was this overlap. But we had national data.”Goodwin and his team looked at data from Census Bureau, the 2016 election and Medicare Part D, a prescription drug program that serves the elderly and disabled.To estimate the prevalence of opioid use by county, the researchers used the percentage of enrollees who had received prescriptions for a three-month or longer supply of opioids. Goodwin says that prescription opioid use is strongly correlated with illicit opioid use, which can be hard to quantify.”There are very inexact ways of measuring illegal opioid use,” Goodwin says. “All we can really measure with precision is legal opioid use.”Goodwin’s team examined how a variety of factors could have influenced each county’s rate of chronic opioid prescriptions. After correcting for demographic variables such as age and race, Goodwin found that support for Trump in the 2016 election closely tracked opioid prescriptions.In counties with higher-than-average rates of chronic opioid prescriptions, 60 percent of the voters went for Trump. In the counties with lower-than-average rates, only 39 percent voted for Trump.A lot of this disparity could be chalked up to social factors and economic woes. Rural, economically-depressed counties went strongly for Trump in the 2016 election. These are the same places where opioid use is prevalent. As a result, opioid use and support for Trump might not be directly related, but rather two symptoms of the same problem – a lack of economic opportunity.To test this theory, Goodwin included other county-level factors in the analysis. These included factors such as unemployment rate, median income, how rural they are, education level, and religious service attendance, among others.These socioeconomic variables accounted for about two-thirds of the link between voter support for Trump and opioid rates, the paper’s authors write. However, socioeconomic factors didn’t explain all of the correlation seen in the study.”It very well may be that if you’re in a county that is dissolving because of opioids, you’re looking around and you’re seeing ruin. That can lead to a sense of despair,” Goodwin says. “You want something different. You want radical change.”For voters in communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic, the unconventional Trump candidacy may have been the change people were looking for, Goodwin says.Dr. Nancy E. Morden, associate professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, agrees. “People who reach for an opioid might also reach for … near-term fixes,” she says. “I think that Donald Trump’s campaign was a promise for near-term relief.”Goodwin’s study has limitations and can’t establish that opioid use was a definitive factor in how people voted.”With that kind of study design, you have to be cautious in terms of drawing any causal conclusions,” cautions Elene Kennedy-Hendricks, an assistant scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “The directionality is complicated.”Goodwin acknowledges that the study has shortcomings.”We were not implying causality, that the Trump vote caused opioids or that opioids caused the Trump vote,” he cautions. “We’re talking about associations.”Still, the study serves as an interesting example highlighting the links between economic opportunity, social issues and political behavior.”The types of discussions around what drove the ’16 election, and the forces that were behind that, should also be included when people are talking about the opioid epidemic,” Goodwin says. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Senior medical student Giselle Lynch has plenty of

first_imgSenior medical student Giselle Lynch has plenty of accomplishments to list when she applies for a coveted spot in an ophthalmology residency program this fall.But one box she won’t be able to check when she submits her application is one of the highest academic awards medical students can receive, election to the honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. It’s not because she didn’t excel. It’s because her medical school, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, put a moratorium on student nominations because it determined the selection process discriminates against students of color. The award is open to the top 25 percent of a medical school’s graduating class and can be a valuable career boost, making students more competitive for desirable residencies and jobs. Icahn administrators say the disparities in the selection process reflect deeper issues of racial inequality in medical education. “AOA perpetuates systems that are deeply flawed,” says Dr. David Muller, the dean for medical education at Icahn. “We can’t justify putting people who are historically at a disadvantage at an even greater disadvantage. It just doesn’t seem fair to dangle in front of our students an honorific that we know people are not equally eligible for.”Over the past five years, around 3 percent of students chosen for the distinction at Icahn were from a racial background that is underrepresented in medicine, which includes blacks and Latinos. In that same period, about 18 percent to 20 percent of each graduating class at Icahn came from those groups. The school made the change after Lynch led a group of fellow students in an effort to fight inequality at Icahn. The students collected data on how many students from underrepresented minorities were nominated to the honor society at Icahn and presented it in a series of meetings with school leadership last year. Lynch, who is black, recalls one particularly moving meeting when they showed photographs of Icahn’s past AOA students — and black and Latino faces were conspicuously sparse. “Where are we? We’re nowhere here,” says Lynch, remembering her reaction. “AOA is an award of student excellence. What was the argument that was being perpetuated about us if we’re not being included?” Announced in May of this year, the decision at Icahn was a controversial one, because many students and faculty fear that not participating in the award puts Icahn students at a disadvantage when competing for slots in residency programs. The honor society has existed since 1902 and is a sought-after line on the résumés of medical students across the country. Membership can help students secure training in competitive specialties and is a predictor of success in academic medicine. Membership is generally open to the top 25 percent of medical students in a graduating class, as determined by their grades and scores on standardized tests, but only about 16 percent makes it in. Each medical school has its own criteria for making final selections including qualities like leadership or professionalism. Icahn is not alone in selecting a disproportionately low number of minority students for the honor society. A 2017 study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that nationwide, black and Asian students were less likely than their white counterparts to be selected for the honor.Dr. Dowin Boatright, the study’s lead author and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Yale, hypothesizes that the disparities may be related to racial inequalities in grading and standardized tests, a phenomenon well-documented in medical education literature. Grading based on clinical performance is subjective, he notes, since it often reflects a global assessment of a student rather than technical skills or performance on a test.”You’re graded on things that are completely vulnerable to bias, like, ‘How good is this medical student?’ ” Boatright says. Other medical schools are also considering how their AOA chapters can accurately reflect the racial makeup of their student bodies, according to Dr. Eve Higginbotham, the president of AOA board. And at the University of California, San Francisco, faculty and students are debating whether the honor society has a future there. “Systems we use [for student evaluation] fail to take into account the extra work minorities are doing,” says Dr. Catherine Lucey, vice dean for education at UCSF. “[Minority] students have more stressors they have to deal with, low levels of racism that exist in our patients and our clinical environments.” Lucey says that UCSF changed its selection criteria for AOA in 2016 to focus less on grades. The number of minority students selected for the honor society that year increased to match the percentage of minorities in each graduating class. Dr. Jonathan Giftos, an internist in New York who was president of the Icahn chapter when he graduated in 2012, says disparities in the honor society are important to address because when medical education favors white students that can mean fewer minorities in leadership roles. “It feels like a layering on of accolades that makes people who are doing well do better, have more access and power and opportunity,” Giftos says.National AOA leadership says that diversity is a priority for the organization, but since every medical school is different, they leave the specifics of how students are chosen up to the school. “We know that improving diversity will hopefully result in inclusion of talented individuals from different backgrounds, and that will help benefit our patient care,” says Dr. Richard Byyny, executive director of AOA. “But the schools themselves need to tackle this.” Muller notes that Icahn has not officially closed its AOA chapter and will still nominate faculty and residents. And student activists at Icahn aren’t celebrating yet. Lynch says she now wants to focus on discrimination in grading and medical school admissions. This, she says, can help address the dearth of minority physicians in different specialities — a problem with negative consequences for the health of minority patients. “Many of us are still wary,” Lynch says. “It is a symbolic gesture, actually. We are interested in the deeper work.” Mara Gordon is a family physician in Washington, D.C., and a health and media fellow at NPR and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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first_imgIt’s hard to imagine a happier face. But it’s a bittersweet story.A joyful video of a 5-year-old Afghan boy, Sayeed Rehman, has gone viral. He had just been fitted with a new prosthetic leg, and he couldn’t stop dancing while flashing a wide smile. He said he was happy to have a leg that fit him because he had outgrown his older ones — and happy he could dance again with the new prosthetic.The video, taken last Saturday by one of his therapists at the ICRC Orthopaedic Center in Kabul, resonated with many in Afghanistan and around the worldSayeed Rehman’s own story is much like that of the tens of thousands of Afghan children affected by the years of conflict. “He was injured when he was only 8 months old,” Sayeed Rehman’s mother, Raesa, told NPR over a phone call from their home province of Logar, some 40 miles from the capital city. “We live in an area where the Taliban are strong and there are lot of battles between the Afghan forces and the insurgents.”The family was caught in one such attack close to their house. Sayeed Rehman and his older sister were both injured, while Raesa’s brother and nephew were killed, she said. She rushed the injured children to a clinic in the district center. They both survived, but Sayeed Rehman’s right leg had to be amputated. The boy was hospitalized for a month and a half. “[He] came to our center in Kabul in December 2013 when he was approximately 10 months old,” recalls Dr. Alberto Cairo, head of the ICRC Orthopaedic Center in Kabul and one of Sayeed Rehman’s doctors. The boy learned to walk with the use of a prosthetic and crutches over the years. “The mother did very well to bring us the child when very small,” Cairo says. “At that age the prosthesis becomes part of the body without the child almost noticing, which is an essential step for a regular physical and mental development.”Since he was first brought to the clinic, Sayeed Rehman has had six artificial legs to fit his growing body, “including the last, the one he is dancing on,” Cairo says. “As he grows older, he will need a new prosthetic per year for the next few years, and eventually one every two or three years,” Cairo says. “We expect he will receive a total of minimum 35 during his life.” The International Committee of the Red Cross says that it treats 500 to 600 cases of Afghans who need prosthetics every year, of which at least 30 are children.But the number of children injured is much higher, according to reports from the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). So far this year, of the 1,773 civilian casualties recorded by the U.N. agency between January and March, 582 were children — 150 deaths and 432 injured. This is a steep rise from 2009, when the U.N. started documenting civilian casualties in Afghanistan and reported 345 children killed due to conflict that year. Heather Barr, senior researcher at Human Rights Watch, hopes that Sayeed Rehman’s video will force viewers to consider the larger issues affecting children in Afghanistan. “This video is so joyful and also so poignant. I want people to watch it and see a beautiful child having a moment of happiness — but not without also understanding the violence, pain and suffering Afghans are experiencing every day,” she says.She is also concerned by World Bank figures showing a drop in aid to the country: “The survival rate — and quality of living — for children who are injured due to the conflict is directly connected to what type of health care and rehabilitation services are available to them, and there is real reason to worry that Afghanistan’s already extremely weak health care system is growing weaker.”Indeed, providing constant medical attention to Sayeed Rehman has been a challenge for his mother. The prosthetic is provided at no cost, but she says she’s in heavy debt due to other medical expenses.And she’s the sole supporter of their family. “I work in the fields and look after Rehman and his siblings, and their ailing father who is unemployed. We are barely surviving with the income we have,” Raesa says, adding that she’s had to carry him in her arms to his medical appointments because he can’t walk all the way with his prosthetic leg. “I am physically and mentally worn out, but who else is there to look after us?”Raesa has high hopes for her son’s future. “He is such a happy child who is always running, dancing and making other people around him so happy. I want to send him to school so he can grow up be a powerful man,” she says. The child’s doctors agree with Raesa. “The physiotherapists working with him say that he is a very easy patient, fast in learning, doing whatever he has been asked to. He is a happy and sweet boy,” Cairo says.But Barr worries that even a viral video won’t be enough to keep the world’s attention on Afghanistan. “Afghanistan and its civilian casualties feel very forgotten,” she says. “And no one wants to be reminded that people are still dying in the war daily.”Casualty reports, published regularly in The New York Times, back up her assertion. Just this week, while the viral video was eliciting smiles, this report was listed for May 8: “A home in the Torachina area of Tarinkot District was hit by airstrikes from a foreign aircraft during a joint operation, killing six members of the same family. Two women and four children were buried under the collapsed home.”Ruchi Kumar is a freelance journalist reporting from India and Afghanistan about conflict, politics, development and culture stories. She tweets at @RuchiKumarHikmat Noori is an Afghan journalist based in Kabul who covers the intersection of culture and politics in South Asia. 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Disneys Punny Team Up With Solo Cup for the Next Star Wars

first_img –shares The more experienced entity doesn’t always know best. The Disney marketing team never stops. With the opening of A Wrinkle in Time this weekend following the behemoth that is Black Panther, the studio is now turning its attention to the film they hope will be its next big success, Solo: A Star Wars Story, the origin story of everyone’s favorite space smuggler.In 2016, thanks to the success of the The Force Awakens and Rogue One, people all over the world spent a total of $262.9 billion on licensed merchandise. So It’s not surprising that many brands want in on the Star Wars business. This promotional cycle is no exception, with brands including Denny’s, Esurance, General Mills, Nissan, Symantec Corp, and you guessed it, Solo cups.It was only a matter of time, folks.Star Wars: The Last Jedi made more than $1.3 billion at the global box office, and the folks at Disney and LucasFilm are clearly hoping that their return to the past will be a billion-dollar bet. But even if the movie, which has had its share of creative upheaval behind the scenes, isn’t quite the hit that they want, they can pretty much guarantee that as ever, there will be fans who won’t buy just tickets but also the licensed merchandise.Related: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has Some Important Business Insights for EntrepreneursAs the franchise returns to its original characters, more so than lightsabers and the Force, we should all remember that Star Wars creator George Lucas’s legacy is really for being a savvy businessman. Ahead of the first Star Wars film being released in 1977 on May 25 — the same day that Solo is going to arrive into theaters, because they are nothing if not meticulous over at Disney — Lucas famously made a deal with his wary distributor 20th Century Fox.The studio would get $500,000 of his directorial salary, and in return, Lucas would get the merchandising rights to the entire franchise. And the rest is Luke Skywalker sheets and Chewbacca mugs history.It just goes to show that if you see something that the seemingly more experienced party you’re negotiating with doesn’t, pursue it. You never know what kind of dividends you could receive from trusting that something will resonate with an audience. Image credit: SOLO Cup | Facebook 2 min read Next Article Nina Zipkin Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Entrepreneur Staffcenter_img Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Add to Queue March 7, 2018 Register Now » Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Marketing Disney’s Punny Team Up With Solo Cup for the Next ‘Star Wars’ Movie Is a Good Reminder That George Lucas Made Millions on Licensinglast_img read more

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Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Now Is the Right Time to Step Away

first_img Enroll Now for $5 This story originally appeared on Reuters Controversies Next Article Image credit: Wikipedia Add to Queue 2 min read February 2, 2015center_img Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson: ‘Now Is the Right Time to Step Away’ –shares Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Lululemon Athletica Inc founder Chip Wilson, a sometimes controversial figure who helped build the Canadian yogawear retailer into an international success story, said on Monday he was resigning from the company’s board.”I believe that now is the right time to step away,” Wilson said in a statement.Wilson, who founded Lululemon in 1998, withdrew from day-to-day management in early 2012, and stepped down as chairman in late 2013.Shares in Lululemon fell 1.4 percent at $65.34 on the Nasdaq.In early 2013, the company was hit by a high-profile recall of its signature yoga pants after complaints mounted that they were overly see-through. Wilson briefly returned to take a more active role in operations.The fallout from the recall led to departures of top executives and a public relations headache for the company.The problems were compounded later that year, when Wilson said fabric in some pants was not holding up because some customers’ thighs rubbed together, adding that “some women’s bodies just actually don’t work” for Lululemon’s clothing.His comments sparked an uproar, in part because of the perception that Wilson was blaming quality issues on customers. Wilson later said he was “sad for the repercussions of his actions.”Wilson stepped down as chairman in December 2013, but stayed on as a director.Tensions remained, however, as Wilson lashed out at the retailer’s board last June, saying the new chairman and another director were too focused on short-term growth.A proxy war was averted when Wilson agreed to sell one-half of his 27 percent stake in Lululemon to private equity firm Advent International for $845 million. Under the agreement, Advent added two of its senior managers to Lululemon’s board.Lululemon has seen the beginning of a turnaround in recent months, under the direction of new chief executive officer, Laurent Potdevin.Wilson said he will work with his wife and son on their new business, Kit and Ace, a luxury casual wear company that opened in July. Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Reuters last_img read more

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Microsoft CoFounder Paul Allen Is Giving Millions to Turn Columbus Ohio Into

first_img Technology Reporter Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Add to Queue Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Is Giving Millions to Turn Columbus, Ohio, Into the City of the Future Innovation June 24, 2016 Cadence Bambenek This story originally appeared on Business Insider Image credit: Matt Kazmierski | Getty Images Next Article Self-driving electric shuttles and high-speed WiFi stations may soon grace the the streets of Columbus, Ohio as part of a futuristic makeover planned for the city.Columbus was named the winner of the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge Thursday, and will get $50 million in funding to carry out a plan to weave technology throughout the city.The capital of Ohio beat out six other finalists: Austin, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland and San Francisco.Columbus’ winning proposal involves three self-driving shuttles linking a new bus station to a commercial shopping district. Additionally, the money will fund the exploration of other technologies and options to provide better transportation to city areas with critical health needs.Columbus has already raised $90 million from private partnerships with tech companies like Amazon Web Services, AT&T and Sidewalk Labs, a company under Google’s parent company Alphabet, among others. Columbus will also get $10 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan.Columbus may also take up Sidewalk Labs’ offer to install 100 Links, or Wi-Fi kiosks, in the winning city.For its part, Amazon Web Services will supply Columbus with its cloud technology. 2 min read 33shares Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

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Samsung Recalls 28 Million Washing Machines in US Over Injury Risk

first_img 56shares Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Washing Machines in U.S. Over Injury Risk Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand This story originally appeared on Reuters Image credit: Reuters | Andrew Kelly/File Photo Next Article Reuters The recall involves 34 models of top-load washing machines made between March 2011 and November 2016 and costing $450 to $1,500. 2 min read November 4, 2016 Enroll Now for $5 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said on Friday it would recall about 2.8 million top-load washing machines in the United States following reports of injuries.The top of the washing machines can unexpectedly detach from the chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The South Korean tech company has received nine reports of injuries, including a broken jaw, an injured shoulder and other fall-related injuries, the agency said.Samsung has received 733 reports of excessive vibration in the washing machines or the top detaching from the chassis.The recall involves 34 models of top-load washing machines made between March 2011 and November 2016 and costing $450-$1,500.The top of the affected washing machines could separate when a high-speed spin cycle is used for washing bedding, water-resistant or bulky items, Samsung said.The company has also been sued by some U.S. customers, who have alleged that their machines “explode during normal use”.Samsung, the world’s top smartphone maker, scrapped its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone last month after failing to resolve safety concerns.It had announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire.(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Sai Sachin Ravikumar) Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Add to Queue Samsunglast_img read more

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Chalkboard computer teacher is international conference star

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 AFP Richard Appiah Akoto, who drew coloured chalk diagrams to teach impoverished rural pupils how a PC works, rubbed shoulders with Silicon Valley hotshots in the glitzy Asian tech hub.Akoto, who had never been outside of Ghana before, said he was invited to the Microsoft-sponsored meet after video of his jury-rigged lessons went viral.Facebook users delighted in his intricately detailed computer screen—replete with toolbar icons—and his precisely decorated keyboard and mouse, which he drew for children who had never seen a computer before.”Then I will just draw the mouse with the cord and I would say this is the mouse, this is the body and this is the tail of the mouse,” he said.As a teacher of information and communication technology (ICT) at a junior high school in the impoverished Sekyedomase farming village in Ghana, Akoto said he had to improvise because the school had no computer and his own laptop had broken down.After pictures of the class were uploaded, the global response was immediate, with pledges of donations pouring in.”People started calling me… I said what trouble have I created for myself. But it’s all good. At the end of the day, something good has come out from it,” he said.One donor from Britain donated a laptop, and a Ghanaian IT firm gave five desktops to the school and another laptop for Akoto.When the students saw the computers for the first time, they were excited but they already knew the parts from his drawings, Akoto said.After a three-day conference in Singapore, at which he was given a standing ovation, the 33-year-old said the donations meant he would never have to resort to a chalkboard again.”I hope to get more computers so that every student will be behind one,” he said Friday.”I also hope that the other surrounding schools who are also lacking like my school, we hope to get more so that we also give them (computers) to help in their teaching of ICT.” Explore further Citation: Chalkboard computer teacher is international conference star (2018, March 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-chalkboard-teacher-international-conference-star.html Alaska Airlines, Bill Gates team up with Code.org to teach how computers work A Ghanaian schoolteacher who used chalkboard drawings to teach computer science because his farming village had no laptops found himself the star of a global conference in Singapore. Eeek! Akoto’s pupils had never seen a computer before and had no idea that a mouse could be anything other than an animal until he drew them an example on his chalkboard read more

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Amazon expansion includes new office 2K jobs in Boston

This undated photo provided Tuesday, May 1, 2018, by Amazon shows an architectural rendering of a building proposed to be built in Boston’s Seaport District, promising an additional 2,000 technology jobs in the city and to be occupied 2021. (WS Development/Amazon via AP) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Amazon expansion includes new office, 2K jobs in Boston (2018, May 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-amazon-expansion-office-2k-jobs.html Explore further Amazon to add another 3,000 jobs in Canada Amazon unveiled plans on Tuesday for a major expansion in Boston’s Seaport District, promising 2,000 new technology jobs even as the city remains in contention for the company’s coveted second headquarters. Seattle-based Amazon announced it would move into a 430,000-square-foot “Tech Hub” in 2021, and said the new jobs would be created in fields including machine learning, speech science, cloud computing, and robotics.The company currently has about 1,200 workers in the city, according to Rohit Prasad, a Boston-based vice president and head scientist of Amazon Alexa. In 2016, the company opened a fulfillment center in Fall River, Massachusetts, that employs more than one thousand workers.The Seaport district fell largely into decay and disuse in the middle part of the 20th century before being transforming in recent decades into a center for cutting-edge technology firms.Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh both celebrated Amazon’s decision, with Walsh labeling it a strong vote of confidence for the city.”It’s great news for Boston that Amazon is expanding its footprint in the Seaport, bringing new jobs and economic opportunities to our city,” Walsh said in a statement.Critics have said Boston residents and particularly those who live in predominantly minority neighborhoods have been largely shut out of the Seaport boom. Amazon said in its statement that construction of the new office space would generate funding for job training programs that prepare local residents for technology jobs.In January, Amazon placed Boston among 20 finalists to host the company’s second North American headquarters, and Tuesday’s announcement does not preclude the city from contention for the $5 billion project that the e-commerce giant has said would create some 50,000 jobs over the next decade.The city’s preferred site for the larger project is Suffolk Downs, a former horse racing venue in the East Boston neighborhood, near Logan International Airport. But other sites are being considered as well, including one in the neighboring city of Somerville. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. read more

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Govt to invest Rs 33 crore to save 130 great Indian bustards

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 17:56 IST Babul Supriyo said the ministry has also initiated a project, titled ‘Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard-An Integrated Approach’. (File photo)With just 130 great Indian bustards left in the country, the Centre has initiated a project worth Rs 33.85 crore for their conservation and protection, the Environment Ministry told Lok Sabha Friday.Responding to a query on measures being taken to protect the Indian bustard, one of the heaviest birds listed under critically endangered species, Union Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo said the ministry was providing funds to states and Union Territories for conservation and protection of 21 critically endangered species, including the great Indian bustard.”The ministry, through its Centrally Sponsored Scheme-Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH), provides funds to states or Union Territories under the component ‘Species Recovery Programme’ for conservation and protection of 21 critically endangered species, including the great Indian bustard,”p Babul Suriyo said in a written response.Babul Suriyo said the ministry has also initiated a project, titled ‘Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard-An Integrated Approach’, with a financial support of Rs 33.85 crore for five years from the ad hoc Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) for conservation, breeding of the Indian bustard with technical support from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).”The important objective of this programme is to build up captive population of great Indian bustard and to release the chicks in the wild for increasing the population. Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra are the important range states involved in this programme,” the minister said.In the last four years, the government has released over Rs 7.9 crore to Maharashtra and Rajasthan for conservation of great Indian bustard under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme-Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH), the ministry said.According to government figures, Maharshtra got Rs 4.79 crore between 2015 and 2019, while Rajasthan received Rs 3.12 crore.However, on a question on the role of noise pollution in endangering the Indian bustard, the ministry said the government does not recognise such a cause.Speaking to PTI, a senior official of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), an organisation working on the Indian bustard breeding project, said power lines are killing these birds and in order to increase their population, their breeding has started.”We are starting a breeding programme to repopulate the great Indian bustard. We collect their eggs, incubate them and hatch them. The second and third generation born out of the breeding will be then released into the wild when the environment is suitable for them. But it will take at least 15 years for them to be released into the wild,” said Y V Jhala, scientist, Wildlife Institute of India (WII).Currently, there are two centres for breeding and hatching — one in Jaisalmer and the other in Kota, both in Rajasthan, Y V Jhala said.ALSO READ | Royal hunting party fromSaudi Arabia in search of the Great Indian BustardALSO READ | The Great Indian Bustard could have become India’s national bird but for that spelling!ALSO WATCH | Karnataka: Animal lovers set-up shelter, save animals from floods For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Bustard speciesFollow Environment MinistryFollow Wildlife Institute of IndiaFollow Lok Sabha Next Govt to invest Rs 33 crore to save 130 great Indian bustards left in the countryWith just 130 great Indian bustards left in the country, the Centre has initiated a project worth Rs 33.85 crore for their conservation and protection, the Environment Ministry told Lok Sabha Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

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Amarnath Yatra suspended after separatist called for strike on Martyrs Day

first_img Sunil Bhat Shuja-ul-Haq JammuJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 10:58 IST The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown.”Taking stock of the law and order situation because the protest shutdown called by the separatists today, movement of the pilgrims from Jammu to Srinagar will remain suspended today,” police sources said.July 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Jammu and Kashmir to remember those killed in the firing outside the Srinagar Central Jail by forces of the Dogra Maharaja in 1931.The state government observes the day to honour those who fought for Independence in 1947.Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah also reached the graveyard with his supporters and paid homage to the 1931 martyrs.”The governor is a BJP man and won’t come here to pay the tribute,” said Farooq AbdullahWhen asked about assembly election in the state, Farooq said,”Today or tomorrow the government should conduct state assembly election as the popular government is the only is the way to peace.”Since the annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine started on July 1, over 1.50 lakh pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra so far.The cave shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure that symbolises the mythical powers of Lord Shiva, according to the devotees.The structure waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon.Pilgrims approach the shrine either from the shorter 14 km-long Baltal trek or through the longer 45 km Pahalgam trek.Helicopter services are also available for pilgrims at both base camps.The Cave shrine was discovered in 1850 by a Muslim Shepherd, Buta Malik.Legend says a Sufi saint rewarded the shepherd with a bag of charcoal that turned out to be gold.Descendants of the shepherd have received a portion of the offerings from the cave shrine for over 150 years.This year’s Amarnath Yatra will end on August 15 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.(With inputs from IANS)Also read: 13,004 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath cave shrineALSO WATCH| First batch of Amarnath pilgrims reaches shrineFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Next Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu to Srinagar after separatists call for strike on Martyrs DayJuly 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Jammu and Kashmir to remember those killed in the firing outside the Srinagar Central Jail by forces of the Dogra Maharaja in 1931.advertisementlast_img read more

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