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The 15 Best Tips for Weight Loss

Here, the 15 best diet tips of all time. Say bye-bye to hunger and hello skinny jeans. 470_2746605 1. Never get too hungry You make poor decisions when your judgment is compromised. Hunger is a primal urge that's difficult to deny. When you're famished, it's hard to hold off until you can find healthy food. As a result, you end up eating anything that's not nailed down, and typically, regretting it. Planning meals and snacks works wonders to head off the intense hunger that can do a number on your ...

Shipbuilder sets benchmark in health, safety standards

In a cavernous hangar, an imam recites a short prayer as workers gather round. When he has finished, managers wearing white overalls and hardhats mount the platform, pick up wooden mallets and strike an aluminium keel. The noise ricochets around Western Marine Shipyards, one of Bangladesh’s leading shipyards, as everyone applauds. The keel is the foundation and spine of any ship, and this short keel-laying ceremony marks the start of work on the shipyard’s latest order. Work also recommences on the 13 other ships, fishing trawlers and ferries in various stages of construction at the yard. ...
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WB sets goal for access to health care

Ensuring greater access to affordable health care is a crucial factor in alleviating poverty and promoting economic growth, World Bank (WB) President Jim Yong Kim said Friday in announcing ambitious targets for preventing and treating chronic illnesses in developing countries. About 100 million people are impoverished by medical expenses each year. The World Bank and World Health Organization aim by 2020 to reduce that figure by half and by 2030 to eliminate it altogether. The consensus among many familiar with development and poverty alleviation is that providing universal health coverage is vital for economic development, said officials attending a conference in Tokyo.

$ 1b leather industry needs more humanitarian interest

From the slums of Bangladesh to the fashion houses of the world - luxury leather goods from Dhaka generate sales of more than $1 billion a year. There are more than 200 tanneries in Hazaribagh, Dhaka, employing more than 30,000 workers. Every day, the tanneries discharge 21,000 cubic metres of toxic waste into gutters that flow into Dhaka’s main river. hazaribag tennaryIn 2009, the Bangladeshi High Court asked the government to relocate the tanneries to an area ou...

President, PM call for awareness against AIDS

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have called for creating awareness about fatal disease AIDS in the country. In separate messages on the eve of World AIDS Day -2013, they wished success of all programmes of the day. In his message, the President said AIDS is a preventable disease. The practice of religious, social and family codes played an important role in law prevalence of AIDS in Bangladesh. Joint efforts are on in the government and private levels in Bangladesh to check the risks of AIDS, he said and called for upholding the importance of humane, economic and social aspects of AIDS along with health risks.

BD to host 12th ICAAP conference in 2015

Bangladesh will host the 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), said Health Secretary MM Niaz Uddin on Thursday. ICAAP-LogoHe said this at a press briefing at Bangladesh Secretariat organized to celebrate the Worlds Aids Day on December 1 next. The health secretary said Bangladesh has been elected as a host country in the 11 ICAAP conference held few days back at the ...